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Old 02-29-2004, 08:43 PM
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This is a what if question. What brand, model & caliber of rifle would you buy if your wife just gave you the "green light" to buy a new one??? The only catch is it has to be a "off the shelf" rifle, no custom shop rifles allowed.

I am having a had time picking a ultra light rifle. I would like something like a Weatherby Ultra Light 338-06 or 280. If I bought the 280 I would take it to a gunsmith and have him ream it to 280-A.I. That should not cost too much should it?
I just want a nice light carry rifle. I want something that I can carry all day hunting deer, elk & bear. I want a rifle that is going to be a pleasure to own.
I am open to all suggestions on makes, models & calibers.
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Old 02-29-2004, 09:10 PM
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How long of shots do you want to take? If it were me, I would probably be buying a .444 Marlin in 1895 Guide Gun, and I would scope it real nice too. Otherwise, a Ruger #1 in probably the caliber you mentioned. If you are looking at a bolt, try that caliber in the Remington Titanium for a light gun, I think it is a hair under five pounds unloaded, then add a compact scope and you are set. Sounds like you have a nice wife!
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Old 02-29-2004, 09:24 PM
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The 280 would be a fine choice as would a 7mmremmag.I would personally look at remington,tikka and howa bolt actions.
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Old 02-29-2004, 09:38 PM
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Remington Model Seven. In 300 Remington Short Mag. Its a light weight powerful rifle. Put a Compact 1.5 X 6 power scope on it and it should be a joy to carry. Add Bullet wieghts from 100-250 grains and you have a lot of options as well.
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Old 02-29-2004, 10:09 PM
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CZ 550 in either 7x57 or 6.5x55.
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Old 02-29-2004, 10:35 PM
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Dakota 76 African Grade Bolt-Action Rifle in 416 Dakota. Good luck.
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Old 02-29-2004, 10:38 PM
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Briman. Do you have a 6.5X55? I love that caliber. I have a couple of them Both Military. One is all sporerized with a Timney trigger. The other is still stock. I have a 757 Mauser as well. I have not started working on it yet. I quess because I have a 280 and a 7MM08 as well. I love the middle calibers and have an abundance of them. I usually have to draw a caliber form a hat when I am ready to head out the door hunting. I shot three deer this last season with three different guns. Am planning a moose hunt back to Canada again this fall. This will be a job for the 30-06.
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Old 02-29-2004, 11:21 PM
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CZ550 in 458 Lott --- trying to avoid magnums

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Old 02-29-2004, 11:51 PM
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Briman. Do you have a 6.5X55? I love that caliber. I have a couple of them Both Military
Yup, I have two of them also. They are so darn pretty and nicely made that I'll never chop either of them up for a hunting rifle, but would like to get a hunting rifle in that cartridge someday.

Here's a picture I made up awhile back that I post on boards to anger liberals who want all guns banned. Usually when I post it they scream like vampires splashed with holy water. LOL Its the only one Ihave available online with a swedish rifle in it.

The bottom rifle is a 1899 Oberndorf. You can see the tigerstriping in the photo, but the picture doesn't do it justice- doesn't capture 1/10th of its beauty.
http://www.villagephotos.com/viewpub...sp?id_=5132728
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Old 03-01-2004, 01:49 AM
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Nice looking guns. The one I said that I had sporterized still has its old military Stock. I had about six of them and I cut the barrel back to 24 inches on one and turned down the bolt and changed the trigger. I also put a scope on it. Its amazing what the bores on those swedish Mausers looked like compared to most other countries military rifles. I went through about eight 303 British before I found one with a decent bore. A friend of mine and I were both dealers and he was a Gunsmith. He had all the equipment to build a gun from scrath. If we ran into a part we couldn't find and if he had a picture of it, he could make a new one. He was a whiz at heat treating and did some great blueing and parkeizing on old 1911's. He tuned several 1911's for me when we were both combat shooting. He got into building comps for all sorts of guns. He had a comp on his Ruger Mini 14 and had that thing shooting quarter inch groups at 100 yards. The muzzle would hardly even wiggle when it went off.
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