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If you could have only one rifle, what would it be

Old 02-15-2003, 10:58 PM
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300 Wby. Mag. Mark V Accumark , or 30-378 Wby. Mag. Mark V Accumark. Good luck.
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Old 02-15-2003, 11:54 PM
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First thing I would check the condition of the guns,how the action feels ,who manufactured them and what is the asking price . How does the cost compare with buying a new rifle . Either one will work so the condition and price would be my concern if I just wanted a good rifle.
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Old 02-16-2003, 11:09 AM
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depending if your shots will be over 200yds. if not 30-06sprg if over 200yds i would go with the 7mm rem mag.
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Old 02-16-2003, 11:16 AM
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If i could have only 1 rifle it have to be something like a h&r nef single shot or thompson rifle& id get as many barrels, diff calibers as i could afford.

30/06 or 7mm , id got with the 7mm.mag
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Old 02-16-2003, 06:42 PM
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[:@] I can' t even think that way! but if for some reason I could only have one gun it would be my Marlin 1895G. 45-70. that would be the one they pry out of my dead grip!





If you have to shoot more than 200yds, you probably smell bad!
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Old 02-17-2003, 05:03 PM
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.223 Big enough to kill anything you want to kill, yet small enought not ruin any pelts, or tear up any meat
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Old 02-17-2003, 08:57 PM
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I only owned one rifle and it is a 7mm rem mag (Win model 70 classic S.S). The .30-06 is a good choice but, if you plan to hunt antelope and take other longer shots at smaller game over 250 yards plus, it is not quite as flat shooting as others have mention. That not with standing the .30-06 might be a better choice.

.223 ??? That caliber is not legal in Colorado for any big game.
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Old 02-18-2003, 12:15 AM
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If this is going to be your first rifle or at least your first centerfire,
I' d go with the ' 06.
It may not be as flat a shooting round as the 7mm mag but the rounds will cost you a little less so you can get in more pre-deer season practice.
And, if you reload or plan on doing so the ' 06 will also be a bit cheaper to reload for too.

As for what to look for on the two guns check the muzzle crown for any obvious dings or odd wear, inspect the stock for cracks and for any lossness of fit between it and the action.
Also look at the screw heads on the action screws to see if the slots are marred. This is an indicator the someone may have been monkeying with the trigger or action.
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Old 02-20-2003, 11:27 PM
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[]If I could keep only one of my rifles it would be my Marlin 336CS in 35 Rem topped of with an Aetec. It has never let me down in any way. If I drop the scope on something you better belive it' s gonna go down!
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Old 02-21-2003, 11:17 AM
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For me it would be my trusty .308' s
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