Dream gun for hunting

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  1. KsSkaEnthusiast

    KsSkaEnthusiast Member

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    As a .270 man myself. The lightweight model 70 in the midwest lords caliber would fit the bill.
     
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  2. BJung

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    Since we're dreaming here, my dream rifle would be this M67 Swedish Rolling Block. It is close to a 50/70 and I would cast my own bullets for it and make my own brass. SwedeM67.jpg
     
  3. Chuck R.

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    Sounds like an awesome LR rig!

    I've modified my dream gun a bit since the OP. Not a LR boomer by any means, more my idea of the "perfect" eastern KS box blind/stand rifle. I've got a Rem M7 barreled action sitting at Pac Nor for re-barreling with a one of their stainless super-match barrels which will be a .260 Rem; 20" 1:8 twist, 3 groove, #3 Lija profile, fluted. The bolt will be spiral fluted and barreled action will be Cerekoted in Gen 2 Graphite Black. I've got a Manners LW stock on order. A new Leupold V3HD 2.5-8x36 CDS arrived a couple months ago and I've already got the Talley LW rings. The Manners LW stock is on order now and with any luck it will all come together in late AUG/early SEP. Should make a light/compact gun for stand use, with the ability to reach out a little ways should the need arise. Going to look similar to this:

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  4. Rembrandt

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    This is the primary "hunting battery".....haven't been out west for a few years now, so the Colt Sauer is pretty much parked. Almost all my hunting now is geared to Whitetail.

    Matthews Switchback
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    Ravin Crossbow
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    Browning 12 gauge Liege Superposed for upland game birds.
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    Colt Sauer (.270) for Antelope-Mulies-Whietails
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    450 Bushmaster for Whitetail
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    Knight 50 caliber Black Powder for Deer
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  5. EIB0879

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    I quit using my compound a couple of years back but got a Centerpoint Sniper 385 for my bithday. I also got a PA 10 .308 last year that will get the nod this year. I don't ML hunt. Remington 870 12 ga for the finish.
     
  6. BJung

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    Since Rembrandt brought it up, this is my dream bow - the reason is because I don't own one yet. This recurve is super light, the bolt flies fast, and it can be accurate. To see one used, watch the movie, "War of the Arrows" WaroftheArrows2.jpg
     
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  7. 1eyeedshooter

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    A Finnwolf lever gun in 7mag thats for me !!
     
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  8. Rubone

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    Different calibers for different game..Looking forward to using my Ruger 77MKII in .300WM next weekend on an Elk hunt. Took my Remington 700SP in .270WSM on an antelope hunt earlier this year, with my Remington 700BDL 25-06 as a back-up. My Ruger 77MKII in 30-06 is my go to deer gun, but the .243 Ruger 77 is a back-up. Then there is the Remington 700 Classic in .270 that can do it all if asked...
    Then there is the .35 Remington stuff for brush guns and such, a model 81 or a Marlin 336.
    Or maybe a modern gun hunt...:eek:
     
  9. Seedy Character

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    Ones I don't have, but "dream" of.

    Marlin 1895 .45-70 (hopefully, Ruger will built it RIGHT)
    Ruger #1 .30-06 (have always loved the look of the #1, just never had the funds and the opportunity at the same time)
    BLR in .260Rem (because I'm strange that way)
    Colt New Police 4" .32-20 (cool, old revolver)
    Colt Commander (because it is a Colt and a Commander)
    Ruger Single Six or Blackhawk .25-20 Colt. (Never happen, no interest by the masses)
     
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  10. wombat13

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    Keep going until you get a deer with each of those guns. A 100 gr partition from my .25-06 dropped a NY whitetail like it was hit by lightning last year.
     
  11. Arubalover

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    Depends on where you hunt. Open fields, pine forest.
     
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  12. Robbins290

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    ak style rifle in 308 that took m14 mags. with a 3-9x40 scope.

    oh and it has to run flawless.
     
  13. Grumpy_old_Fart

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    asking not to be sarcastic, but because it is pertinent to my area except we have Douglas Fir. what if you hunt forests and off landings? Sometimes you get a 40 yard shot, sometimes you get 400 yard shots. I'm considering carrying 2 rifles to pick between. Or maybe just one.

    25-06 sounds pretty good... or 243.
     
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  14. DM~

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    Carry two rifles??

    You mean the one that will kill at 400 yards, won't kill at 40???

    Sounds to me like, you need to pick the 25-06 and practice, practice, practice.

    DM
     
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  15. Grumpy_old_Fart

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    I'm carrying a 270 Weatherby now, close range is brutal on Deer.
     
  16. DM~

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    Use tougher bullets and/or rib shoot them...

    I did the same thing waaay back when I had magnumidis, and used a 7mm Rem. mag. for a time..

    DM
     
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  17. Chuck R.

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    It's the method I use when faced with varied terrain. My all around deer rifle for years has been a .270 with 130 grain at over 3100 FPS. I just use Nosler ABs and double lung them. When I "know" what a shot will most likely be I get more specialized:

    20" .260 Rem
    20" .350 Rem
    24" .270
    24" .300WM
     
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  18. horsey300

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    Use a 160 partition at 27-2900 fps you'll be fine.
     
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  19. borrowedtime69

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    some day maybe....

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    Ruger Single Six with a quality 4X pistol scope.

     
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  20. tachelberry

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    An Original 1886 in 45-70 or 33 WCF. I do hunt with a Winchester Model 71 in .348, I guess it will have to suffice for now.
     
  21. Lnf Crzr

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    Found my dream rifle years ago. A true joy each year to hunt with it. Less than 1500 made and when I found it, was unfired. Ive put a few nicks and marks into the wood, metal blueing is showing wear and it’s drawn blood.
    A Savage 99 in rare 375 win. Ive got dies and a 250gr cast mold, plus various jacketed bullets, also boxs of factory 250,220,200gr ammo for it. A quick detachment Leupold 1.5-5 in Warn Rings definitely gets accuracy out of it. At 100 yards, 1” 3 shot group is the normal. Plenty for 250 yards if sighted in correctly and using 175 spire points with 1680 powder…. 2500fps. Or closer distance with the 255 Barnes original at about 2000+ fps

    My Favorite of all my firearms. F60989F4-8D74-4EEC-88A6-CB57921C29E7.jpeg
     
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