Favorite Rifle?

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Re: Favorite Rifle?

Post by alecvg » Tue Nov 11, 2008 2:10 am

So far, my Browning A-bolt in .30/06, I just love the good functioning and smooth bolt, as well as consistant shooting.

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Re: Favorite Rifle?

Post by AzRednekRabbit » Thu Nov 13, 2008 12:57 pm

Easy answer there. I absolutely love my Ruger M77 Mark II .270. I have had nothing but success with it and it's a great all around gun in my opinion. Not too big that it will shred a deer and still big enough to drop an elk.
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Re: Favorite Rifle?

Post by Bear2 » Mon Nov 17, 2008 3:46 pm

I was reading a post below re varmint rifles, and the 243 was mentioned several times, along with the 223 & 22/250. Question; Is the 243 also enough for muleys? Duane

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Re: Favorite Rifle?

Post by REL 1 » Fri Nov 28, 2008 2:21 am

My Favorite rifle is one I haven't shot yet. A 300 RUM made by kirby Allen of Allen Precision Shooting. Just waiting Out the Mandatory State of California 10 wait!

Here is the spec List...

300 RUM from APS
28" Broughton Barrel and PainKiller Muzzle Brake from APS
Borden Timberline Action
Seekins 20 MOA Rail
McMillan A-3 Stock, Adj. Cheek-piece
Shilen Trigger set at 1.75 Lbs
Leupold Scope: Vari-X III 6.5 X 20 X 50
w/Target Elevation and Windage Knobs
Also use Exbal on Pocket PC
(W/ Paper Copy in field)
Kestrel 3500 Wind Meter
Garmin E-Trex GPS

Kirby personally shoots every rifle he builds, and will not let it out of the Door unless it shoots
1/2 MOA @ 100 Yards with ammo he loads. I asked him how it shot and He stated he put 5 shots
inside 2.5 Inches @ 700 yards!! (Using Heavy Steel Gongs as Targets) I am Hoping to be able to
reproduce similar results with the Load Data He's providing me.

In the meantime I am using a Factory Howa 1500, 7mm Rem Mag. with a self done Trigger Job
set at 2.5Lbs, and a simple Bedding Job on the Stock. An Old Leupold Vari-X II 6 X 18 X 40 w/ Target Knobs is the Rifle I Hunt With. It Hits the 12" X 12" Steel Gong 500 to 1000 yards regularly, from the bench and Field Positions.

I'm learning to shoot these distances from sites like http://www.rifle-accuracy-reports.com
http://www.longrangehunting.com and also, I am learning alot from this fine site...Muley Madness!!

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Re: Favorite Rifle?

Post by MULEY7MM » Fri Nov 28, 2008 4:25 pm

Bear2 wrote:I was reading a post below re varmint rifles, and the 243 was mentioned several times, along with the 223 & 22/250. Question; Is the 243 also enough for muleys? Duane

Yes the 243 is big enough i know a few younger hunters that use them
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Re: Favorite Rifle?

Post by BChunter » Mon Dec 29, 2008 12:56 am

My favorite rifle is the 300 winchester magnum

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Re: Favorite Rifle?

Post by sawsman » Sun Jan 04, 2009 4:25 pm

My personal favorite would have to be my Model 70 Win. 30-06. This was my first rifle purchase when I was fifteen and it has taken many animals over the years. Lot's of good memories while this gun has been with me.

I like all my guns though.

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Re: Favorite Rifle?

Post by TuPapito » Tue Jan 13, 2009 2:52 pm

Marlin 1895 chambered for 45-70 Gov't. SUCH a hoot to shoot!
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Re: Favorite Rifle?

Post by camodup » Sun Jan 18, 2009 3:26 pm

Browning Medallion chambered in .243, my dad bought it for me when i was born, its got sentimental value and i love shooting it.
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Re: Favorite Rifle?

Post by Bear2 » Tue Mar 17, 2009 5:10 pm

Thanks for the reply re the 243 being enough for mule deer.
My favorite rifle however is a Remy 700 Classic in 30-06 with a Leup 3.5 x 10 Vari XIII.
My uncle (Sam) made me a fan of the 30-06, in the M-1 Garand.
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