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Equipment & Gear => Guns and Ammo => Topic started by: kayakcamp on March 01, 2007, 07:24:44 PM

Title: Kayak gun
Post by: kayakcamp on March 01, 2007, 07:24:44 PM
I deer hunt from a kayak.  I am looking at a Tompson Center pistol in SS

Any recomendations for cal ?

How about red dot scopes?
Title: Re: Kayak gun
Post by: boneaddict on March 01, 2007, 07:47:33 PM
I have one in a 30-30 caliber.  I have killed a bear,couple deer, and elk with it.  It thumps pretty good.  One of the bear I got with it was one that charged me from about 30 yards.  that pistol basically saved my life.  I have a 3x Burris on it.  
Title: Re: Kayak gun
Post by: sisu on March 01, 2007, 08:55:08 PM
I'd get a caliber that is readily available in the store. I used to own a .357 Herret but traded it for the 44/410 barrel so I could buy ammo if I needed it quickly. I really liked all the fuss and stuff to get loads ready for the Herret but time is valuable.
You really can't go wrong with the 30-30 there is also the 35 Remington but I believe the 30-30 is by far the most popular round out there.
For scopes I am at a loss...for some reason I don't like using them. I have several scopes and several guns without scopes. I find I shoot the ones without scopes the most. :dunno:
Title: Re: Kayak gun
Post by: kayakcamp on March 02, 2007, 09:27:00 PM
30 - 30 sounds good

I was looking at a red dot scope for low light conditions in the brush, any comments?
Title: Re: Kayak gun
Post by: boneaddict on March 04, 2007, 03:06:43 PM
I've never used one, but it might be handy with that particular gun.  Its a heavy SOB and hard to keep a good clear site with the scope at times, especially offhand. 
Title: Re: Kayak gun
Post by: boneaddict on March 08, 2007, 06:26:39 AM
Here is that Idaho buck.  I took his picture, then plugged him with the contender.
(https://hunting-washington.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv47%2Fboneaddict%2Fshooter-1.jpg&hash=fc6d1057f64a70bbad01451afdf00679)
Title: Re: Kayak gun
Post by: brush hunter on March 16, 2007, 09:39:51 PM
 Your kidding right, hunting from a kayak? Don't get me wrong, I just don't think one could get a good shot from a kayak.
Title: Re: Kayak gun
Post by: chep on March 16, 2007, 11:23:57 PM
I would consider using a kayak for the travel , but how do you haul the meat out from a big animal unless you have a really large kayak? Wouldn't a canoe be better?
Title: Re: Kayak gun
Post by: Chessie_Guy on March 17, 2007, 07:33:01 AM
Your kidding right, hunting from a kayak? Don't get me wrong, I just don't think one could get a good shot from a kayak.

I was kinda curious how this works, as well.