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    This will be my first year in the woods in a wheelchair. Has anybody used a .30-06? What precautions, if any, do I need to worry about? Do I have to lock the wheels, or keep them unlocked? What kind of recoil do I expect? When I used it before,it rocked me some,like any decent rifle will. I'm T 7/8, so can I shoot like before? Any help would be appreciated,thank you....John

    #2
    I haven't yet shot my rifle from my chair but I expect a good kick. I know many people shoot 12 gauges and and other large calibers free hand in there chairs. I'm a C5 so I will need a gun rig to hold my 7mm Mag. because I would never be able to hold on to it. Here is a great place to ask any questions about hunting from a chair. http://groups.msn.com/huntingandfish...thdisabilities There are many hunters with disabilities here.

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      #3
      John. I think it will work fine for you. I can see you’re almost the same SCI level as I am. I have a .308 Win. I uses on shooting ranges and it works fine, no problems with the recoil. I use a good jacket for support. I also have a 300 Win. Mag. rifle and this also works fine. I have also a bunch of other rifles but here the calibres are smaller. When I am at the shooting range I don’t lock the wheels, depends on how the ground is from where you are shooting I guess. I have not been hunting after my SCI yet, but my uncle has invited me a couple times for moose hunting, maybe next year. Just a side note; what kind if game are you planning to shoot with your 30-06 Spfld? Over here a 30-06 Spfld. Is not allowed on moose, caribou etc. Not enough energy they say.

      By the way; the .308 is an A-Bolt Browning Medallion fitted with the BOSS system. See link below. This also reduces recoil as much as 30%, so this rifle is almost recoil free. – Good luck.


      http://www.browning.com/products/catalog/firearms/category.asp?value=013B
      Last edited by Leif; 15 Oct 2005, 6:42 PM.

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        #4
        I have shot three White Tail bucks in the three years that I have been in the chair and I have used a 270 Winchester, 30 30 Thompson Contender and a 7mm 08 STW.

        I am a C 6/7 and find that I need a rest to balance the guns on as I do not have enough strength in my trunk to keep from letting the firearm pull me out of the chair so to speak. I do nothing special as far as recoil etc. To me it seems just like before my fall when my 270 Winchester would kick like a mule at the range but in the field I never even noticed it. I was hoping that I when I bought the Thompson that I would be able to hold the gun with out needing a rest which I can do but then I find myself trying and I mean trying to stay steady as I get ready for the shot. Best of luck to you in the field then season.

        Charles

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          #5
          Thanks for the help ya'll. I'm going to the range tommarrow to try it out. I think with Hornady light magnum rounds,I should do ok. I really need to find out what I can do with this rifle. Leif, I use the .30-06 for white tail deer here in the eastern U.S. I not sure I'm ready for the .444 Marlin. That gun used to bust my rear when I was ab. Can imagine it would be a mother to hang onto now. Good luck to you all this season. I'm gettn really excited to get back in the woods. North Quad,thanks for the website,this is great info.Nevada, a 7mm-08 STW? Now thats a sweet round!

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            #6
            I park myself sideways at a 45 degree angle to the direction I intend to shoot, lock the wheels, use a shooting stick of some sort (I made my own) as a rest and shoot from that position with my 7mm mag.

            Leif, I know your game laws say the 30-06 isn't strong enough for Moose, but I can assure you it's plenty strong enough. I have a friend that has dropped about 10 Moose with his 270.

            I've been working out with my .50 cal muzzleloader of late. The muzzleloader season is about to start here on Oct 31. My bigger problem is finding property I can hunt on. I cannot access the public woods because the use of ATV's is not allowed. This leaves only private property, but for liability reasons they're reluctant. I have a buddy working it from his end. We usually hunt his cousin's property, but we'd like a bigger place and he has some coworkers he's trying to get the OK from. It's bow season here right now. My crossbow shoots bolts like a lazer beam!
            "Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty." ~ Thomas Jefferson

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              #7
              Originally posted by stlyin moe
              Leif, I know your game laws say the 30-06 isn't strong enough for Moose, but I can assure you it's plenty strong enough. I have a friend that has dropped about 10 Moose with his 270.
              Stylin. 30-06 and Moose. I know many calibres can kill a Moose but I was just wondering about the regulations in the US in this field, guess it can vary from State to State as well. For killing the moose, or not? Trajectory, energy, distance and bullet weight is important factors for a humane and quick kills, guess we have the rules over here because of such studies… Well I know over here many of the “laps” (native people) up in the north they use regular .22 LR calibres for killing Caribou, that is close range shots of course but not exactly after the book - hmmm.

              In fact ATV’s are great for us to come into the woods, but the same here, very straight regulations, - hopes you and your buddy will find some ways to come around that problem because hunting in the woods are also something I miss. The crossbow seams interesting, but over here again hunting with those, bow’s and handguns etc. are prohibited. I was working for a few years up in Newfoundland, one fellow Norwegian there shot two black bears in one day only using the bow. I also had permit for hunting black bears but do not fancy bait hunt too much. Although buddy and his family eat the meat, he just told his children it was regular meat LOL. I also tasted it, not to bad actually. I prefer regular Moose hunt and Caribou hunt with a rifle. Wish you a safe and good hunt this season… And as a side note; it will not be many days before I will have a nice Moose roast in the oven mmmm (they sell it in local grocery stores here).

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                #8
                I use my "Cowboy Gun". Its a 30-30 Winchester model 94. I have many choices but this is my favorite. I was at the range the other day and they had the .50's out. That is my next gun! $7.00 a shot. Did you say moose?
                T-10 complete
                10/08/01
                "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming 'WOO HOO' what a ride!"

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                  #9
                  Ive always used a 30.06, ive had the same Winchester ranger since i was 20..deer,bear,moose and elk.Ive knocked bull moose down at 300yds with it,nice and clean,no big head sized hole.and another note,my father has always used a 270.on everything and he's dropped alot of big northern Saskatchewan moose with that gun.

                  Im sure you'll be just find graybeard,probably find a shooting stick like moe mentioned quite handy and easy to use.

                  Wheres Deadeye? Hard to believe theres a hunting thread and no Deadeye..

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                    #10
                    Being English the whole hunting thing goes over my head (really rich people and Royalty do it here because we don't have such a wide range of beasties left to kill) but I admire the tenacity of you guys.

                    Question for Shaun......BEARS!!!!!! From your chair? What if you miss or graze the f*cker and he gets pissed and comes for you? I know you're a pretty fit guy but you and your x-cores would soon be chomped wouldn't they?
                    C5/6 incomplete

                    "I assume you all have guns and crack....."

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by RehabRhino
                      Being English the whole hunting thing goes over my head (really rich people and Royalty do it here because we don't have such a wide range of beasties left to kill) but I admire the tenacity of you guys.

                      Question for Shaun......BEARS!!!!!! From your chair? What if you miss or graze the f*cker and he gets pissed and comes for you? I know you're a pretty fit guy but you and your x-cores would soon be chomped wouldn't they?
                      In my able body days in the year 2000 I was hunting whitetail deer near my home in northern Alberta. I was alone and stalking three bucks for about 2 hours. I stood still for about a half hour just watching them waiting for a larger one to come out.

                      No larger buck stepped out and it was starting to get dark, so I decided it was time to start walking out of the bush. I was about a half an hour walking distance from my truck and I hated walking through the bush while it was pitch black, too many preditors in the area.

                      So I grabbed my rifle and my back pack, turned around and took about three steps. I heard a very small snap of a stick and stopped moving to listen. I looked to my right and could see vegetation moving very rapidly from something running. That something was running towards me very fast, very quietly and very black in color.

                      It was a black bear and it wasn't trying to scare me, it was hunting me. I had a thousand thoughts per second but my main thoughts were, fuck you, I'm not dieing today you fucker. So I pulled the rifle to my shoulder and aimed through my scope but it was too blurry to see what I was aiming at. My scopes range was set too far for the distance I was looking at. So I put the gun to my hip aimed as best as I could and fired.

                      This all happened in 4 seconds. The bear dropped less then ten feet away from me. My adrenaline was pumping so hard through my body I could barely stand. I tried reloading my bolt action rifle but I was shaking and hurrying so much I jammed the bullet. I reifed back on the bolt and the rest of the bullets hit the ground in the deep grass. My hands were shaking so bad I couldn't fing a bullet.

                      I finally found one after telling myself to get it together. It was like slow motion trying to get the bullet in the chamber. I forced myself to stand which took every bit of mental strength I had because my legs were jello with fear. I lifted the rifle at the bear. There was no movement.

                      I looked around throwing the muzzle of the gun at any and every sound or bit of grass moving. I yelled at the top of my lungs saying, yeeeahh you mother F***er, that's what you get. You F***ed up, you F***ed with the wrong guy. I was soooo happy to be alive, breathing, unhurt and still standing.

                      Heading out of the bush in the dark after what just happened was one of the most frightening things I've had to go through. Every sound that I heard I would swing my gun at ready to shoot. When I finally had my truck in view I ran for it as fast as I could and jumped in.

                      The next day I grabbed a good friend of mine and went out to tag and bring my attempted murderer home. We found him quickly laying exactly how he was when he dropped. His nose was buried in the hard ground up to his eyes because he had hit the ground so hard from running at me so fast. My bullet had hit the bear perfectly between the eyes.

                      I had a horse shoe up my ass that day along with someone watching over me I'm sure. Here's a pic of the bugger. http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y23...d/HPIM0175.jpg

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by RehabRhino

                        Question for Shaun......BEARS!!!!!! From your chair? What if you miss or graze the f*cker and he gets pissed and comes for you?
                        Will then he better had eaten his wheaties cause im gonna throw down old school and get all Jeramiah Johnson on his ass,i can bite to ...I havnt been bear hunting post SCI..

                        Reading that story Northquad sure brought back some memories.I had kinda the same thing happen to me but it was a Cougar...

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                          #13
                          I had a similar experience while hunting wild boar pre SCI. I was with a guide however and his gun jammed so he dropped it on the ground and jumped into a nearby tree. That boar took two shots to the heart (nicked the front and back of the heart with two shots) and nearly ripped me a new crack in my ass...
                          "Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty." ~ Thomas Jefferson

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                            #14
                            NQ,Shaun,moe...

                            Some pretty tight shootn guys! Havent had any anus-clenching adventures of that sort. Im really stoked. I tried the .30-06 today,and it rattled my ass a bit,but I could stay on target. Next up is the .50 muzzle loader. The season starts less than 2 wks and Im flippin goofy with excitement.

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                              #15
                              graybeard, glad to hear you threw some lead out there. I'm sure that "06" tried to whack ya a bit. My 7mm mag has a muzzlebrake which helps considerably. There's a relatively new muzzle brake out called the "Howitzer" that claims to completely eliminate recoil. I'm going to get one and see how she goes.

                              I think you'll enjoy the muzzleloader. I got one this year, a .50 cal New England Firearms Sidekick. I've almost got a load developed for it. I've been working in increments between 100 & 110 grains of Triple 7 powder behind a 300 grain Dead Center in a sabot. I think one more range session will get it zeroed with a decent 100 yard group.

                              It was quite a learning experience. At first I didn't know to run a wet patch down the barrel after the shot. I was ramming a dry patch down there and damn near needed a team of wild horses to get the rod out! I quickly figured out that using Thompson's #13 cleaner on the patch cured the fouling dilemma.
                              "Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty." ~ Thomas Jefferson

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