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    Hunting season!

    I am considering buying a cargo/rubberized rear mat for my CX5 for the purpose of transporting deer. Anyone done this? Looks okay on paper, but is reality messy?

    Anyway, just finished sighting in my shotgun yesterday, ready for deer!

    3 shots at 50 yards.

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    Get roof racks and put it on your roof

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xeler8ing View Post
    Get roof racks and put it on your roof
    I don't really want to start cutting sheet metal on my roof.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unobtanium View Post
    I don't really want to start cutting sheet metal on my roof.
    I was actually thinking something like this which could be added to the roof rack or bought as an all-in-one:

    Last edited by Xeler8ing; 09-13-2017 at 04:26 AM.

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    Tow Hitch installed and rent a Uhaul trailer ...
    best option IMO

    and at 50 yards ...
    I say 7.62x39 with an SKS would be just fine too
    Less is More ...
    That is why I choose the base 2017 Mazda CX-5 Sport AWD

    17 in wheels = 225/65R17 means more tire for better ride ...
    Cloth seats = Not hot and sticky in summer or COLD in winter...
    Manual Lift gate = I can open it faster and close it faster than automatic lift gate

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panda_415 View Post
    Tow Hitch installed and rent a Uhaul trailer ...
    best option IMO

    and at 50 yards ...
    I say 7.62x39 with an SKS would be just fine too
    I think it would as well, but I have an M4 and a 12ga shotgun, and I killed a deer with the M4, so now it's the 12ga's turn.

    So the transporting of the deer inside the back hatch with the rubber mat seems radically un-popular. The deer here are 1-150#. Not like big Nebraska deer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unobtanium View Post
    I think it would as well, but I have an M4 and a 12ga shotgun, and I killed a deer with the M4, so now it's the 12ga's turn.

    So the transporting of the deer inside the back hatch with the rubber mat seems radically un-popular. The deer here are 1-150#. Not like big Nebraska deer.
    Its not like you can't do it ...
    but it would be a mess if you need to clean up plus the smell may linger
    even if you use a large plastic tarp/trash bags etc ...
    I am not sure if a whole bottle of febreeze would do the trick...

    you gotta do what you gotta do ...

    but . . .
    I would go with a trailer hitch install due to varies uses down the line...
    renting a small Uhaul trailer( 4x7 Utility Trailer Rental) mean you don't gotta keep it afterwards.
    http://www.uhaul.com/Misc/Trailers/4...ler-Rental/FS/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Panda_415 View Post
    Its not like you can't do it ...
    but it would be a mess if you need to clean up plus the smell may linger
    even if you use a large plastic tarp/trash bags etc ...
    I am not sure if a whole bottle of febreeze would do the trick...

    you gotta do what you gotta do ...

    but . . .
    I would go with a trailer hitch install due to varies uses down the line...
    renting a small Uhaul trailer( 4x7 Utility Trailer Rental) mean you don't gotta keep it afterwards.
    This season I will simply process it when and where I kill it, but next season I may take one in a different locale, and just looking for options. Seems like a "farm truck" might be the most sensible option for next year.

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    When I started hunting deer, we would carry them home on a thick plastic drop cloth/tarp in the back of a station wagon. Never had a problem with lingering odor or mess and it was easier than putting it on the roof.

    Later we built a pull cart, because dragging a deer up hill for a mile on a rocky, spring washed old logging road is too much work. We would take the wheels off the cart and slide it into the back of a Suburban with the deer in it.

    A properly field dressed deer doesn't smell or bleed much during transport.

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    A hitch and this. Heck with renting a U-Haul...

    https://www.google.com/shopping/prod...iABEgIiLvD_BwE

    Season starts here Friday for bow,and I can't wait...

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    Good shooting for a shot gun at 50 yds. You should be good to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unobtanium View Post
    I am considering buying a cargo/rubberized rear mat for my CX5 for the purpose of transporting deer. Anyone done this? Looks okay on paper, but is reality messy?

    Anyway, just finished sighting in my shotgun yesterday, ready for deer!

    3 shots at 50 yards.
    If your barrel is rifled, have you considered sabot slugs? I use them for hogs in my 870 with rifled barrel with scope and they are so accurate from 75-100 yards or more. Also, .58 caliber leaves a nice sized hole.

    And too many ticks around here to transport game inside the vehicle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigtex View Post
    If your barrel is rifled, have you considered sabot slugs? I use them for hogs in my 870 with rifled barrel with scope and they are so accurate from 75-100 yards or more. Also, .58 caliber leaves a nice sized hole.

    And too many ticks around here to transport game inside the vehicle.
    I too use the Hornady SST slugs in my 12 gauge rifled slug gun. I trust it out to the same range as you state as well,and it drops em right there with a back flip most of the time. The recoil is something serious,though,but I like it from time to time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NelsonLewis View Post
    I too use the Hornady SST slugs in my 12 gauge rifled slug gun. I trust it out to the same range as you state as well,and it drops em right there with a back flip most of the time. The recoil is something serious,though,but I like it from time to time...
    I'll have to try those. Been using Remington accutip sabots for a while now. Yes, you definitely feel the recoil, lol, but the knockdown power is pretty impressive as you mentioned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigtex View Post
    If your barrel is rifled, have you considered sabot slugs? I use them for hogs in my 870 with rifled barrel with scope and they are so accurate from 75-100 yards or more. Also, .58 caliber leaves a nice sized hole.

    And too many ticks around here to transport game inside the vehicle.
    It's smooth bore.

    I'm hoping all the ticks are done for due to cold weather by the time season is here.

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