Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Smokepole14, Jun 16, 2022.
I sure wish they would do a strong re-release on the .30 RAR.
Not too selective with my pairings, I like the “moribund” 38 WCF and 32 Win Spl on my Model 1892 and 1894, as much as 44 WCF and 30-30.
But as much as Jack O’Connor popularized the 270 Win with the Model 70, my favorite pairing is the Pre-War Model 70 in 30 Govt 06. Nothing like it!
Only picture I currently have on my phone.... Guns in the background lol.
With the .35 two years ago
Interesting never tried either of those or the Creed
I used it as is for a year before putting the McMillan Edge stock on it. As it sits it weighs 7 1/4 lbs and shoots everything I've tried in it very well. This photo was taken in 2018 in Colorado. I didn't get an elk, but had a great time.
Rifles, handguns and archery. Each one has a purpose. And all are my favorites
Hint - it's my screen name.
The rifle itself is a custom job from Montana Rifle Company in Kalispell, MT. It's bead-blasted stainless with a granite-grey synthetic stock, and it wears a 3-9 Weaver scope.
I guess "favorite for hunting" kinda depends on what I'm hunting though. My custom .308 Norma Mag is my favorite big game hunting rifle. However, in the last month or so, I've slayed several hundred ground squirrels on our friend's ranch using a Kimber .22LR bolt action (I don't know the model number), and it wears a straight 6X "Alaskan Guide" scope from Cabela's.
For larger varmints (like coyotes) I prefer my .22-250 (also a Kimber bolt action that I don't know the model number of) and it wears a 3-9 Leopold. I did shoot one ground squirrel at a little over 100 yards with that .22-250. It just seemed like a lot of noise and expense considering there were hundreds of ground squirrels running around within 50 yards of us.
308 win loaded with 150 Accubonds
The M18 was a pleasant surprise. I caught it on sale for $400 wholesale. It is a push feed with a pretty smooth action and an excellent trigger. I think that it has taken 26 deer with 27 shots. The doe that took 2 was at 230yards and was going down when I hit her again.
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