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Old 01-17-2002, 11:58 PM
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Rick, I too remember the Ruger MX-1 or XM-1 semi's that were to hit the market back in 1985 or so, in .308 first, then in .243. They could never resolve a problem with the barrels heating up to much and actually warping, so they canned the whole project.

In thick brush, and I know a little bit about thick brush, a bolt or single shot is the perfect rifle. In thick brush, or open fields for that matter, your first shot is going to be your very best shot. Any shots after that is just wasted ammo. It is the quality of the shot, not the quanity.
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Old 01-18-2002, 12:20 AM
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The more I think about it the more I think a Winchester model 100 semi. in 308 with a low power variable scope (2 to 7) might be close to the ideal compromise in deer rigs.

They are light and handy enough to swing on a close range, moving deer in the bush and yet should be accurate enough to handle a longer shot down a pipeline.(within reason). Some will say a lever action is just about as fast as a semi. so a win. model 88 might do just as well. That is what Milo Hanson used to shoot the #1 typical in Saskatchewan.
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Old 01-18-2002, 06:25 AM
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Winchester M70 .270,.280,7mm 08,the list goes on and on. The perfect deer rifle is the one that YOU can shoot with confidence and feels comfortable to YOU.
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