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Old 01-21-2003, 11:25 PM
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my next rifle will be a custom built gun.
nightforce nsx 5.5-22x56 scope
custom action
mcmillen stock (prone or a4)
32 or 34 inch 1.25 inch barrel (34 if i get a muzzle break, 32 inches if i don't)
338 cal cartridge (either 338 lapua, 338 tomahawk or 338/416 rigby)
it will shoot 300gr sierra match kings 3100+fps and should be good out to 2000 yards

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Old 01-21-2003, 11:35 PM
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thinking about getting a Remington Titanium in 270 or a model 7 in 308
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Old 01-21-2003, 11:52 PM
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CZ 550 Magnum Safari in 416 Rigby.

(Side Note: Interesting, when reading the African threads there isn't any talk about recoil or flinching problems. Necessity, I dare say, must demand a different mind set.)

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Old 01-22-2003, 01:23 AM
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I'm going to have to change my answer, if that's permitted. Having been tempted a little while now I can't see the justification of getting a 7mm-08. I've got enough mid-range power - 270WSM and a 30-06. I'd be hard pressed to justify having two right now, but I just had to have it. Merry Christmas to me, that kind of thing (it helps when you don't have to ask for permission). Having seen quite a few recent posts asking for advice on the next rifle, I've come to the conclusion that my next one will be a big brute. Not as big as elkampmasters, but likely to be a 375H&H. I'm light years away from that right now, but that's my plan and I'm sticking to it!
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Old 01-22-2003, 11:23 AM
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Cal,
Sound strategy --spreadiing out your calibers. Since you have time, then work your way up into the bigger calibers in a leisurely fashion. Shoot some of your friends/acquaintances calibers that are bigger than what you got. Preferrable to not cover the whole distance in one leap. When shooting someone elses gun make sure the stock is long enough, if not add a pair of gloves or a folded gun case between your shoulder and the stock to make the fit. Be careful of scopes that are mounted too far back or have a short eye relief. Make sure your thumb is away from your nose. Be wary of someone setting you up for recoil entertainment. Keep close track of what bullet weight they're feeding you so thet don't slip in a heavy one! Then fire away and enjoy, knowing you WON'T get kissed on your first date.

Big bores are best introduced with a little coaching, unfortunately some sick folks will just hand it to you with no guidance and watch what happens - the more you get hurt the more macho they feel. Good Luck.

EKM

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Old 01-23-2003, 10:56 AM
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In all actuality, my next arm is the derringer I'm gettin, I already bought it and all, just ain't got it yet, grandmama's bringin it up from TX next weekend.

After that one, I've bout got my old man into "loaning on a permanent basis" me his .44 mag Marlin 1894. But I won't get it until mid Feb.

After that one, I've got plans for a Ruger Vaquero in .44mag, 5.5&quot; bbl, gloss stainless finish with rosewood grips, and another one as soon as I could afford it (won't it be a pretty pair? <img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>).

Worst part about it, Soon as I get thiat pair, maybe a mate to my Ruger Super Blackhawk, and maybe a custom benchrest, a new .416rigby, and MAYBE another Semiauto pistol, I figure I'm done for life, I'll have everything I could ever use and then some, cutting me off somewhere around 18-20. Kinda sad to be able to see the end of the road....

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Old 01-23-2003, 09:10 PM
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I've been having a real big itch to buy a Garand that needs to be scratched.<img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Old 01-23-2003, 10:45 PM
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hmmm... do Garands frequently need to be scratched?
....I think my next gun purchase is going to be a pump 20ga for my 17yr old daughter...probably Mossberg. She went quail hunting with me the other day, and loved it. Now she wants her own gun..... think I'll get it, and let her THINK it's hers... I've always wanted to try a 20 on quail.... <img src=icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Old 01-24-2003, 03:49 PM
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I would like to get a Winchester model 70 in 270 WSM.

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Old 01-24-2003, 08:59 PM
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Tough to decide for me. I want a Model 70 Coyote. Does anyone have one and how do you like it? I also want to get an Encore in a bad way. The Encore would most likely be a 25-06 with a 26 inch barrel. Last but not least I would like to replace my 45 auto. I had to peddle it when I was laid up. Hard to buy many guns when you live on a disability though.

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