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Old 08-07-2010, 03:43 PM
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Fellow Hunters:

Do you have a favorite rifle you plan to hunt with
this year? Tell us about that special firearm that you
have confidence in , and that you believe will put
"meat in the pot" this year.

Mine is a Winchester model 94, 30-30 made in 1955.
I have full confidence in the "ole gal." I haven't missed
yet with her. I also have a Puma model 92, 480 Ruger
that is second to none. But, there is a "romance"
between me and my 30-30!

Have a WONDERFUL weekend,
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Old 08-07-2010, 04:34 PM
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When I go and try to answer a simple question like that, the list of guns keeps on growing. LOL! I have a Marlin 336 30-30 that I'm partial to and keep thinking that will be my deer gun, then I change my mind. I have a tactical Rem 700 .270 that is a "Go-to" long range gun of mine, but I think it will be my Rem 700 .243 CDL fluted that will be doing the most barking.

Then again I could pull out an Encore or a .308. LOL!

Seriously, I think,... I'm leaning towards the .243 I listed.

'Bout that "romance" thing... watch it!... this is a kid-friendly forum!

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Old 08-07-2010, 05:53 PM
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That's an easy one for me...

Since I'm not doing any western hunts this year, it's whitetails only for me in NY and PA..

My current favorite whitetail rifle is a Rem 700 Mountain rifle in 7mm08.. It's currently wearing a Burris 2x7 and it pushes my handloaded 120 grain Barnes TSX at just over 3000 fps muzzle velocity..
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Old 08-07-2010, 06:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Pygmy View Post

My current favorite whitetail rifle is a Rem 700 Mountain rifle in 7mm08..
Nice gun and caliber Pygmy!

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Old 08-07-2010, 06:30 PM
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I only own one centerfire, a Ruger M-77 I bought in 1977 that has a Leupold VX-II 3x9x40 sitting on her...I usually kill 5-6 deer a year with her and then pull out the flintlock...
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Old 08-07-2010, 07:06 PM
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I have a Tikka M65 in 30-06, that I just love to shoot. Taken several deer over the years, but missed out on hunting the gun season last year, so I bought a Triumph for the muzzleloader season. Now I'm kinda hooked on muzzleloading and thinking of shooting it in the regular gun season... but I do love my Tikka!
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Old 08-07-2010, 07:38 PM
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ProHunter in 35 Whelen. Ita put em down!!
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Old 08-08-2010, 07:07 AM
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Rem 270 model 700 made in the mid 60's. Only rifle I've used in almost 40 years.
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Old 08-08-2010, 07:35 AM
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Originally Posted by BOLTACTION View Post
Fellow Hunters:

Do you have a favorite rifle you plan to hunt with
this year? Tell us about that special firearm that you
have confidence in , and that you believe will put
"meat in the pot" this year.

Mine is a Winchester model 94, 30-30 made in 1955.
I have full confidence in the "ole gal." I haven't missed
yet with her. I also have a Puma model 92, 480 Ruger
that is second to none. But, there is a "romance"
between me and my 30-30!

Have a WONDERFUL weekend,
Boltaction
I have a Winchester 94AE made around 1985 in 357 magnum
I hunt in brushy type land.
Because of having rotator cup surgery in Jan 2010, on my right sholder.
I need to use something with less recoil.
There is just something special about lever action guns.
Shooting Hornady 140 grain Leverevolution, in 357 magnum.

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Old 08-08-2010, 03:30 PM
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Rem. 700 Mountain LSS 30-06 with a VX-III 3.5-10
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