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450 Bushmaster #1336927 Sun Dec 08 2019 05:17 PM
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In the past we were only allowed to use shotguns or muzzleloader rifles to hunt deer in Southern Michigan. I have used a 20 gauge Remington 1100 with a slug barrel since 1977, but I am considering going to either a 350 Legend or 450 Bushmaster rifle. Some of the manufacturers for these rifles are Ruger, Savage, CVA and probably others. They come in bolt actions with clips and single shot break open. I tend to lean more toward the single shot, fewer parts. Have any of you folks used any of these firearms? I would appreciate your responses.


Re: 450 Bushmaster [Re: rickmg] #1336929 Sun Dec 08 2019 05:34 PM
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I have used Ruger rifles and pistols for many years. Quality seems good and factory support is top notch. As for the 2 calibers listed I have no experience with either. Reading ballistics I would lean toward the 450 Bushmaster if all your hunting is done a ranges of 250 or less. Bullet drop could be an issue. JMO

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Re: 450 Bushmaster [Re: rickmg] #1337243 Tue Dec 10 2019 10:45 PM
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My oldest son bought a 450 Bushmaster with a scope for this deer hunting season. He loves it. It's spot on at 100 yards. My oldest and youngest were in a heated blind this morning. The young one dropped a buck at 80 plus yards and that was the first time he shot that rifle.......he has a Henry lever action with open rifle sights!

I may have to start whining to 'the boss' and see if I can get a new toy!! wink


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Re: 450 Bushmaster [Re: rickmg] #1337261 Wed Dec 11 2019 02:26 AM
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Ruger is also my prefered brand for hunting.
The deer rifle is a Ruger M77 bolt in the .270 cal.
Have a Leupold Vari X III scope mounted on it.

Never used a shotgun slug.


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