Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by TSchwab25, Jul 25, 2022.
It always puts a smile on people's faces, whether they shoot it or not. 20+ years of ownership and I still haven't asked for a dime from anyone who wants to shoot it.
Hmm, is a Carbine a "favorite rifle"? Definitely does rank as "fun" though:
And yeah, I like 700 actions and Krieger barrels! I do have a Stolle Panda when I feel like slumming!
It is really an all around rifle. It may not be ideal for grizzle bear, but I don't plan on hunting grizzle bears with anything other than binoculars and a camera. It has taken many whitetails and a couple of coyotes. If I ever chase antelope it would work well for that, but then I would give up a chance to buy a new rifle specifically for pronghorns.
International Harvester that came back from Korea. Rescued it from a friend that was considering sporterizing it. It cost me $250 with a can of ammo.
Simple Leupold 3-9 CDS in tally rings but I did upgrade the bolt shroud and trigger guard to aluminum.
My favorite practical gun would be my Tikka T3X stainless, also in 30-06. Light, smooth, accurate and topped with a Leupold CDS scope which makes it positively lethal. I can confidently carry it anywhere for almost anything.
The gun ate a German proof round that came in at around 85,000 PSI, if my math was correct. ( Had to convert kilograms per square centimeter to PSI ) I fired the proof round ( remotely ) followed by 10 180 gr. factory rounds. The headspace was unchanged. The empties fall out of the chamber of their own weight. Expansion is less that .001 a quarter inch ahead of the rim. The empties can be full length re-sized with my little finger. So much for "spring" and "stretch" in a rolling block action. Might happen in the originals, not in mine.
I haven't done much range testing, as I can hardly stand up on some days. Back is a train wreck. With the limited shooting I have done it seems to be quite accurate. I can hit a 6 1/2 ounce cat food can at around 75 yards with nearly every shot.
A couple of years back when the Arsenal museum was still open, the Remington Historical Society paid us a visit. Roy Marcot, authority on old west firearms and noted author was with them. He liked my gun. I considered that high praise!
Sorry about the upside down and sideways pic. Puter is drunk again.
My two favorites. Win 94-30/30 and Henry 44Mag. Got the 30-30 in 1968 for my 14th birthday. Got the Henry for my upcoming 68th birthday. Both are great shooting rifles.
Separate names with a comma.