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Old June 22, 2014, 04:55 AM   #26
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This 7x57.

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Old June 22, 2014, 05:17 AM   #27
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I love all my rifles, but my Marlin 881 will always take the honor of favorite. I got the rifle when I was 12 years old, and it was a constant companion for many years. The rifle, along with an old Weaver 4x scope my uncle gave me, has accounted for untold numbers of prairie dogs and a sizable pile of cottontails too. It almost seems to shoot without me in the field, if that makes amny sense.....the act of shouldering it, finding my target in the scope, flipping off the safety, and squeezing the trigger have all become instinctual after 20-some odd years of using it. It may just be a cheap bolt .22 to some, but that rifle symbolizes all I love about shooting and hunting to me, and I will never part with it as long as I'm kicking.
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Old June 22, 2014, 05:51 AM   #28
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Little surprise here mine was the best repeating sporting rifle ever devised the Savage Model
1899. The man responsible for it's creation grew up on Jamaican plantation later to become rancher and railroad engineer. Most truly great designs come from minds that originally knew little about firearms: Glock, Flodmann, Savage, A.H. Fox, Fabbri,...
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Old June 22, 2014, 07:44 AM   #29
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Bolt: Sako Forrester heavy barrel 22-250 Leupold Vari-x III 6.5-20 50MM 1971 vintage

Semi:Stag Arms super varminter Leupold VX3 4.5-14 50 mm

Lever:Winchester 94AE 7-30 waters

Single:Ruger Number one 257 Roberts Leupold Vari-x II 3-9 40MM
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Old June 22, 2014, 08:30 AM   #30
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My favorite is a Mini 14 Ranch Rifle in 6.8SPC.
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Old June 22, 2014, 08:36 AM   #31
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For blasting? No doubt my non import marked SVT 40.

My 40x XB made me Master in NRA Highpower. I sold it when I was sick. It just sort of fit me, and it just shot well.

I really enjoy my PTR 91.

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Old June 22, 2014, 08:53 AM   #32
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That's easy, Out f all the rifles I have owned in the past or own now, my SCAR 16:

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Old June 22, 2014, 09:21 AM   #33
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Favorite rimfire-Ruger 10/22
Favorite semi-auto-Colt AR-15
Favorite lever action-Rossi Model 92
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Old June 22, 2014, 09:29 AM   #34
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I actually have two, that I prefer equally:

Winchester M70 Supergrade

Weatherby Mark V Deluxe
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Old June 22, 2014, 11:08 AM   #35
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Mine is a Handi-Rifle in 500 S&W. I hand load all my ammo to be subsonic. If I want more power, I just up my bullet weight. It's really enjoyable to shoot, no supersonic crack, just a satisfying boom, and those big old bullets really slap things around.
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Old June 22, 2014, 01:13 PM   #36
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rem 760 in 35 rem. Took my first deer with it. A gun passed down from my grandpa, then my mom and dad. Wonderfully accurate enough.
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Old June 22, 2014, 01:31 PM   #37
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my winchester model 43 22 hornet
close second is my dad's old Model 94 trapper 30-30

can't really go wrong with an old winchester
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Old June 22, 2014, 01:49 PM   #38
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When in doubt, go back to the classics...

It's just an old 92 Winchester carbine in 32-20 but I've killed coyotes, snakes and one dog that was trying to be rude to my favorite son with it.

When it comes to coyotes,
I'm kind and forgiving.
But when they get in my chickens,
they are tired of living!

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Old June 22, 2014, 02:17 PM   #39
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Without a doubt, my favorite rifle ever is the Remington 510 Targetmaster. Its light, handy and puts bullets where I want them.
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Old June 22, 2014, 03:52 PM   #40
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For hunting it is a tie between:

My Model 70 Win featherweight in 6.5x55mm
and,, my Model 1600 Husqvarna Lightweight in 30-06.

For target work:
it is my Swedish CG-63 target rifle in 6.5x55mm...
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Old June 22, 2014, 03:56 PM   #41
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What is your all-time favorite rifle?

Winchester Model 70 Featherweight
Watch where you're pointin' that thing...
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Old June 22, 2014, 03:58 PM   #42
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Although I no longer hunt deer with centerfire rifles, my all time favorite from way back still is my Savage M99 A in .250/3000. I've long lost count of the deer that have fallen to this beautiful rifle.

For a long time, now, I've hunted exclusively with flintlocks (and a few caplocks) and my favorite up to the present is my custom Late Lancaster .45. It has chalked up an astonishing score. It is being semi-retired to give a .50 upstart Early Lancaster hybrid a chance.

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Old June 22, 2014, 05:11 PM   #43
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Definitely my No5 Mk1. With surplus ammo it is surprisingly accurate. I have so much fun I don't even mind the sore shoulder afterward.

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Old June 22, 2014, 05:18 PM   #44
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had a 700 rem in 308 glass bedded trigger job, was a tack driver, took bigest deer of my life with it. Son decided he needed dope more, no longer have it
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Old June 22, 2014, 05:44 PM   #45
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Two actually. Both 8x57mm.

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Old June 22, 2014, 05:47 PM   #46
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Browning BAR, mine is in .308.
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Old June 22, 2014, 05:55 PM   #47
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I'm going to have to vote M1 Garand, also. Interestingly, I don't own one. In the modern day, there are better battle rifle/carbine choices, and better game choices. But for it's time, and legacy... hard to beat.
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Old June 22, 2014, 05:58 PM   #48
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had a 700 rem in 308 glass bedded trigger job, was a tack driver, took bigest deer of my life with it. Son decided he needed dope more, no longer have it
I'm VERY sorry to hear that. That's disappointing. Luckily, the Lord intended us to love our children more than possessions. I hope you both can find peace of mind soon.
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Old June 22, 2014, 06:05 PM   #49
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that is gorgeous!
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Old June 22, 2014, 06:10 PM   #50
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My most favorite looking rifle I ever laid my eyes upon was a Walther WA 2000.

Couldn't tell you how it shoots or if it's reliable. All I know is that it's rare, expensive and a little (way) out of my price range....

Time to sell the yacht.
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