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What is your favorite rifle to hunt with?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by horsemen61, Oct 23, 2018.

  1. horsemen61

    horsemen61 Member

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    Hey y’all

    Ok so after seeing Nature Boy’s new deer rig getting built I gotta ask what is your favorite rifle to hunt with????


    P.S.
    Thanks Nature Boy for the inspiration!
     
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  2. horsemen61

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    Mine is my wife’s grandpa’s model 70 in .270 every deer I’ve shoot or seen shot with it has died within 3 steps of where it stood or less
     
  3. LoonWulf

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    My Abolt 2 in .375 Ruger.
    Started life as a 7mm stalker, bout 8-9 years ago. 1700 rounds and a stock change later, its barrel was pretty well shot out.
    I swapped the barrel for a .375, I always wanted. Its light, handy and it's fun to shoot.

    I always look forward to getting a chance to hunt with it.
     
  4. caribou

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    Its a toss up between my Sako M-39 or my Romainian M-69 .22lr , as both make meat, by the pound and by the ton...
     
  5. Legionnaire
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    I don't know yet. Strange as it may sound, I just sold my "go to" hunting rifle that served me well for over 20 years: a Model Seven in .308. Maybe I'll regret it, but I don't think so. I replaced it with a semi-custom Remington 700 Ti in .260 Ackley. Newly scoped it weighs in at 6 lb 5 oz. I haven't hunted it yet, but since I don't have the .308 any more, it will be the one next time I get out. No idea when that will be, though; I haven't hunted since moving to Texas ...

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  6. DannyLandrum

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    The lightest one that does the job for the species I'm after in the terrain I'm hunting. Generally, that's the Wby Mk V ULW in .280 rem.

    Small game, Marlin 39 TDS
     
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  7. red rick

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    I love muzzleloader season , so it's my CVA Accura .
     
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  8. Jerseykris

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    While not always the one I take out with me as I try and rotate through the calibers a bit, I have to give the nod to my Marlin 336 in .30-30 during most deer seasons.

    While my bolt actions in .243, .270, .308 and .30-06 have served me well, as a matter of personal choice, that lever action just feels the most natural in my hands.
     
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  9. DannyLandrum

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    Legionnaire, there's no way that that beauty will *not* become your favorite! Such a great rig there.
     
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  10. troy fairweather

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    my custom 1909 argentine mauser by john van patten in 7x57 imp. most mauser style rifles are good for me. IMG_20180703_184817.jpg
     
  11. shootstraight57

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    Nothing exotic just my Marlin 336 in .35 rem, Been using it since I bought it brand new in 1978,
     
  12. Dibbs

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    The old canoe paddle, in 30.06. 180 grain Federal SPBTs.
     
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  13. darkcloud

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    Before my son "appropriated" it I had a Remington 788 carbine (18.5" barrel) in 7mm-08. LOVED that gun. Was as accurate as a varmint rifle and enough pop for deer and elk. Had weight to it so recoil was mild. Carried a Tasco 1 3/4-5 World Class scope. If it was under 300 yds it was dead. Ugly as hell but man what a shooter.
     
  14. ontarget

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    Remington 700 stainless in 7mm mag. If sitting. Remington 740 in 30-06 if stalking. Both have a special place in my heart come November.
     
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  15. adcoch1

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    Thats a pretty rifle Troy, love that stock.
     
  16. troy fairweather

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    Thank u, it was the last rifle john did before he died, john was p.o Ackleys shop foremen for many years. This was my 13th birthday gift from him. Its a good shooter to. under 1/4 m.o.a if i do my part.
     
  17. adcoch1

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    Great story too, you should be proud.

    To the OP, I had planned to use my new tiika t3 lite ss 30-06 for hunting this year, and also take my cz527m in x39. But instead I am laid up in the hospital having emergency surgery and recovery this fall. So no hunting this year. But that tikka is nice...
     
  18. someguy2800

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    I would say my browning bps upland special, which is the first gun I ever owned, but since this is the rifle forum,

    My 444 marlin handi rifle. It is the cheapest rifle I’ve ever owned. I bought it used as a heavy barrel 223 from a gun shop in Minnetonka years ago while my wife was in grad school. 2 years ago I sold the 223 barrel and got the 444 marlin barrel and fitted it. I have always loved the H&R action. Wish there were more around in decent shape.

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  19. mshootnit

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    Kimber 8400M Classic. 270WSM. Super rifle, fits me like a glove.
     
  20. troy fairweather

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    man that sucks hope u get better, i will git a deer for u with my new cz,527 carbine in 7.62x39
     
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  21. adcoch1

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    Thanks buddy
     
  22. Jessesky

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    That’s a tough question. Winchester 94 26” 30-30 Ackley. I’m a traditionalist with a twist.
     
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  23. cdb1

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    6.5x55 CZ 550 American, Warne rings, Meopta MeoPro 3.5-10x44 with German #4 reticle.

    Close second, CZ 512 .22 WMR, Warne rings, Clearidge Ultra RM 3-9x32 AO.
     
  24. troy fairweather

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    does your 550 have sights the 550 is next on my list. great combo btw.
     
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  25. cdb1

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    I’ve never owned a rifle with stainless receiver and barrel. Looks are fairly far down the list for me in terms of importance. I also like an oiled wood finish as opposed to something real glossy. That being said, over the past few years an oiled wood finish rifle in stainless has come to be my definition of the perfect looking rifle. Yours fits the bill 100%. To me it is a beautiful rifle that’s fun to just take out of the safe occasionally and admire.
     
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