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Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by CRridermike, Oct 6, 2004.

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  1. CRridermike

    CRridermike Member

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    here is mine. shes a Tikka T3 lite .30-06 with a 3x9 leupold scope, and butler creek stock cartridge holder and sling.
     

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  2. Gewehr98

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    Tough choices for me...

    But, for tonight, I'll call this one my favorite hunting rifle. Early Remington Model 8, built in 1906, chambered in .32 Remington, with Lyman #2 tang sight and Marbles buckhorn sight on barrel shroud:

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  3. rbernie
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    Fazakerly Enfield Mk4No1, circa 1944 - all numbers matching and first variant barrel. (Before y'all have a cow, I bought it with the barrel already cut down. I just tried to clean it up and make it useful in its new role as a sporter.)

    For some reason, this barrel seems to like 150gr bullets better than 180's. I've not handloaded anything for it yet, but with 150gr Federal ammo it'll shoot 3/4" groups on average @ 100 yards and never stray above 1".
     
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  4. Rembrandt

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    Colt Sauer .270, shown without the scope (Swarovski 30mm 2-9)

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  5. cracked butt

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    Old remington 700 ADL in .308.
     

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  6. Carbon_15

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    This one
     

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    First is my Mosin Nagant 1942 M-38 with a scout scope set-up, second would be my M-1 Garand or Ishapore enfield #1 Mk 3
     

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  8. shermacman

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    Hey Carbon_15!
    You can't hunt with that! That is an assault rifle! Not all black and evil lookin, but an assault rifle none the less. The bliss-ninnies have made it very clear that no one can hunt with those!
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  9. H&Hhunter

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    Only one...I must post two sorry..

    My custom baby doll Model 70, 375H&H Stainless, cut, fluted, crowned, trued, McMillian stocked tack driver.

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    .470NE searcy box lock Double....

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  10. Jaeger

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    This rifle is tied with my Marlin 1895G (45-70) for my favorite hunting rifle.
     
  11. rbernie
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    Hey, Jeager - where'dya get the scout scope mount? I've got a Mk4No1* that was sporterized by Golden State Arms (the 'Santa Fe' line) and had the rear sight housing milled off. :banghead: This means that I can't run any 'normal' scope mounts, but a scout-style mount would be PERFECT for that rifle....
     
  12. WhiteKnight

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    If you'll believe this, I was about 15 seconds away from posting this exact same topic when I saw your post. :eek:
     
  13. rbernie
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    I changed my mind

    This is my newest sweetheart, and it's working really hard to displace the Enfield as my favorite hunting rifle. This is the one that I've been spending all of my recent range time with, and the one that will likely be used the most this coming fall.

    It's a 1895 Chilean Mauser, chambered in 7x57, and made at Karl Loewe in Berlin. It's got the original matching S/N barrel, and the rifling is as crisp and a bright as any new production barrel. (Again, somebody else had already cut the barrel and drilled the receiver for the scope mount - I just rescued it and cleaned it up.) It's now got a Timney trigger and sports a Burris FullField II. I've got another Monte Carlo-style walnut stock for it, but don't feel like fitting it until after this season is over - I'd rather use the rifle at this point instead of playing with it.

    So far, group sizes (all with factory ammo) run a little under 1" with either 120gr or 140 gr factory ammo (Federal, Win, Rem). The POI clearly changes between the two, and I'm just trying to find the best factory loads and dial in the delta so I can swap back-n-forth as needed. I haven't tried any 170+gr stuff yet - that's what I have the 303RR for.
     
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  14. Larry Ashcraft

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    This is my favorite, a 1903 Springfield I built about 16-18 years ago. Before you accuse me of "bubba-izing" it, lemme explain; Sarco was selling 1940's mfg NEVER BARRELED 1903 actions (nickle steel) for $100 back then. The barrel is a Douglas, the stock French Walnut, chambered in 25-06. This thing has accounted for at least three pronghorns and a few coyotes.

    I use the original military trigger simply because I shoot well with it. I was shooting 500m rams at the Whittington Center with it this spring, and it got downright boring, so I used my M1 the rest of the morning. The scope is an old Weaver WideView 3-9.
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    Detail of the comb. I'm proud of this because I did all the stock work. The dings are earned.
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  17. Larry Ashcraft

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    Well said. I've got two "sporterized" 1903's, the one above and one my dad did in the 50's (Bird's eye maple stock, and the best that could be done at the time) I just rebarreled his to 270 AI and will be working with it after elk season. I'll put some pics up when I get around to it. I've also got two untouched 1903's that will stay that way.

    My dad and brothers use Win. model 70's, my son a Rem. 700. I guess I'm just an old timer, I love my 1903's.
     
  18. cracked butt

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    H&Hhunter- is it just my imagination or does that hog actually have a softball sized hole in it?:D
     
  19. Jaeger

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    There really are some very nice rifles listed here!

    The mount is a scout mount from XS Sight Systems. This one was a custom mount but XS has since offered a dedicated Enfield mount. It is held on with Acraglass and is solid as a rock!
     
  20. H&Hhunter

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    Cracked butt,

    If your gonna hunt hogs you should always use enough gun.:D

    I don't know if was actually softball size.. Maybe hardball size.. 500grain X bullet at 40 yards..Kinda rough on em I guess.;)

    Hey Larry,

    that 03 makes me all giddy and woozy and happy. I am in the process of looking for the worlds sexiest .30-06. That would be the rifle right there. Can you help me out with some info on doing an 03 just like that?

    Wow....

    Greg
     
  21. Larry Ashcraft

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    H&H, thanks for the kind words. I had exactly that in mind when I built it. It was to be a range queen, my dream rifle, in my favorite action and my favorite caliber. Of course I realized later that it needed to be used, put a sling on it and started killin' stuff with it. :D

    I saw some 03A3 actions in Shotgun News a few months ago for $200, probably Sarco or J&G. Add another $60-70 for a 1903 floorplate and you have a good start.

    The gunsmith who built the rifle for me is old school, he knows what needs to be done to make a 1903 right... thinning and tapering the trigger guard, polishing the bolt, engine-turning only the follower and extractor, the devil's in the details. He is officially retired, but still working. I could probably talk him into doing another one. Or you could take my rifle to your favorite smith and show him what needs to be done.

    My stock started out as a blank I found somewhere. I took it to Ed Shulen who teaches stockmaking at Trinidad State Junior College. He pantographed it down to 95% and bedded it for me, he really is a master, but I don't know if he is still there or not. I did all the finishing of the stock so I could have a hand in somewhere. I spent countless hours with small files and sandpaper getting the European comb and the schnabel just right, then I finished it with Linspeed, rubbing between coats with Rottenstone.

    You really need to see this rifle after your compliments. We get up that way fairly often as my Son-in-Law is a crew scheduler for Frontier, and they live in Strasburg. We'll get together. Or, drop that bird into the Pueblo airport and give me a call, we're less than ten minutes away. Tell your passengers to keep their shirts on while you take care of some personal business. ;)
     
  22. Northwest Cajun

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    Here is my newest baby, It's a 1917Enfield( rem) in .338-06 that shoots sub MOA with 225gr bullets. Thats a Burris 2.75X scout scope in Leupold QW weaver rings and a XS mauser scout mount. The barrel started out as a 1.25" blank and was turned down to fit. I had a hand in about 75% of the work done on the rifle. I wanted to keep as much of the origional parts on the rifle. All of the steel except the barrel is origional. The trigger is factory but has a set screw to make it adjustable.

    The sights are origional as well. With the quality of the mount & rings I can remove the scope and pop a 10" plate at 200yds then put the scope back on and do it agian. I'll take it out for elk and it will be a back up for my "1903Mk1 during deer season this year. I'll post a pic of it also.

    Cajun
     
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  23. Okiecruffler

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    Another very tastefully done rifle.
     
  24. Sisco

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    First time I went hog hunting in Texas I asked the guy who owned the lease we were on what the rules were as far as hunting hogs at night ect.
    His reply: "Hell they don't care if you shoot hogs at midnight with an AK47".
    Since I didn't have an AK on me I used a S&W Model 57 .41 mag.

    This here would be my favorite hunting rifle although I haven't hunted with it. Yet. Have another Texas hog hunt coming up though. Marlin 1894 in .41 mag., I'll be carrying a Blackhawk .41 also.

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  25. P95Carry

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    Larry ..... love your rifle .... sweet indeed. :)

    My fave is nothing too special really but - accurate gun - very easy to tote for hours. Good ol' Rem Gamemaster 760 (when it became the 7600 it was no longer near as good) .... in .308.


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    Being sneaky here - gotta add another which is a great varmint category gun ... Savage 99C in .243.


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