What brand rifle?

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Re: What brand rifle?

Postby wingmaster36 » Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:15 pm

Ruger 77 for me, but I have had success with 110's, 700's, A-bolts, 70's, and MK V's. Never owned the Tikka, but my friend loves his.
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Re: What brand rifle?

Postby Muley Shed Freak » Thu Oct 21, 2010 3:32 pm

I wouldn't buy a Remington now since I watched a documentary on the Model 700. I own one and it scared the heck out of me.
They have been having AD's on these rifles since the 40's. They said the problem is with the trigger design. I saw one where a Military guy on the range tried to shoot a round out of the sniper rifle he had and when it didn't go off when he pulled the trigger, he went to raise the bolt to open it and the gun fired without his finger on the tigger. Remington has had thousands of complaints about the AD's for at least 60 years but continue to state there is no problem with the gun. I have personally never had this happen to me and my Remington Model 700 in the Sendero 300 Win Mag and I have over 500 rounds through the gun. Its about 7 years old and very well maintained. I would like to dig into this deeper, but for now, I'd go with a Browning A bolt or a Winchester!

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Re: What brand rifle?

Postby MTWillie » Thu Oct 21, 2010 3:55 pm

Long time lurker, first time poster.

I shoot a custom Winchester Model 70, synthetic stock, featherweight. It's chambered in the new .338 RCM. I love the thing. Pretty harsh recoil, but with a Harris bipod on it, it's pretty slick from the prone position.

I used to hunt with a Pre-64 Model 70, in .270 Win. It was an awesome gun, but it was too dang heavy, and wouldn't be of much use in the terrain I hunt in.
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Re: What brand rifle?

Postby Tonoonyi » Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:01 pm

I would have to choose just the plain old Weatherby Mark V, 300 Cal. with a Muzzle break lol
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Re: What brand rifle?

Postby aznighthawk » Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:27 pm

I sold two ruger rifles to get a tikka 270 with a zeiss conquest with rapid z recticle and am very happy I did. I loaded up a round that made a 4 shot group at 0.6 inches last weekend.

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Re: What brand rifle?

Postby tsimp121 » Wed Oct 27, 2010 10:07 am

Just bought a Browning X-Bolt Stainless Stalker for $745! If I could buy any rifle out there, I think it would be a Jarrett Beanfield Rifle. http://www.jarrettrifles.com/beanfield.html

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Re: What brand rifle?

Postby cubbyut » Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:28 am

I bought a T/C Icon weathershield shoots great, little heavy but by far my favorite so far.

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Re: What brand rifle?

Postby tx_packmule » Sat Jun 18, 2011 6:00 pm

I've got quite a few different makes and models. If I were going to buy another without going full out custom it would be a Remmy 700 AWR. (I will say that the first thing I do when I get a remmy is drop in a Timney or Jewell trigger)


On a semi-cheap budget, I would get a remmy adl, get the action trued, drop it on a McMillian stock or HS Precision stock (Stockystocks.com usually has discounted stocks), drop in a timney trigger & work up a good load. (and put factory take-offs up for sale to go toward a scope)... had a buddy follow those exact steps for his daughter's Christmas present and all that, plus a 3-9x40 zeiss conquest was <$1000.

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Re: What brand rifle?

Postby bullsnot » Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:29 pm

I'd do a Remington 700 SPS. They are tough as nails and gives you a platform that you can easily upgrade if you ever choose to do so. Aftermarket stuff is also easy to get for them.

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Re: What brand rifle?

Postby waspocrew » Sat Jul 16, 2011 7:13 pm

I just bought a Browning X bolt Stainless hunter and I love it! It is a quality rifle and looks sharp!

Can't go wrong with a Browning or Remington!


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