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Der Aulte Jaeger
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Re: Favorite Rifle?

Postby Der Aulte Jaeger » Sun Oct 31, 2010 6:40 pm

First let me say WaidmannsHeil (a hunter's :>HI ) to all you good folks! Over the years I've had many that I loved and here's a partial list:
44 Mag, 788 Remington a sweet shooter-superbly accurate due to trigger/lock time!
670 Win in 300 Win mag - deadly accurate to 400 yds plus
30-30 model 94 carbine light and handy
32 Win special Rifle Marlin lever octo barrel - a super great offhand shooter
Several 300 Wea mags, in Weatherby Deluxe, mark 5 all superb 500 yd shooters, but like the 670 above it abounds in recoil! #-o
Ruger 77s in 270, and 280 all great in the earlier days with iron sights but now don't buy as iron sights are a necessity!
Rem 700 BDLs --all lefties and great with the shorter barrel, iron sights and in 270, & 06.
Model 39A marlins--one of the great 22s and a weight, balance match for my BLRs.
Browning BLRs - 243, 257, 308 and now have my eye on a 7mm08!! Super rifle, light handy, accurate, no complaints except for trigger pull. :thumb
Now I just own a few, the last Marlin 39A I bought is still my go to squirrel and rabbit rifle.
I also own a Browning Stainless Stalker, 22 in barrel in 270 w/a yucky syn stock for bad weather.
And my favorite a lefty Steyr-Mannlicher model M in 30-06. My dream rifle is a carbine, a Mannlicher, full stocked, in 6.5x55 or 7x57, left handed and preferrably a Schoenauer as the Steyrs went el-cheapo :>/ and use a plastic floor plate and trigger guard along with a plastic magazine. Too bad they won't believe me when I tell them go back to the metal parts, add a few ounces weight and sell dozens for every one they sell now!!! :thumb Reminds me of when Winchester, in the early 70s pulled the boner of all time and went to a pot metal feed lever in their model 94s, saving a few cents and effectively killing it's sales from where it was selling more of them than all other high powered rifles combined to way down the list on total sales. (In short it sounded funny when you jacked a shell in and folks knew pot metal is prone to breakage)

In short my favorite would be a full stocked Mannlicher carbine, a lefty, all metal, with some engraving, hand checkered hard wood stock, with iron sights and a medium powered scope such as a Redfield 3x9 and in 257 Roberts, 6.5x55mm, 7x57mm, ..308, or 7mm-08! 10sign:
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Re: Favorite Rifle?

Postby Bigd7400 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 12:41 pm

Call me a softy or nostalgic but my favorite to this day is my old model 94 Winchester 30/30. I got it for Christmas at the tender age of 9 and it maintains a place in my heart to this day. That rifle has downed many an Easter whitetail in the last 18 years and has since been a loaner rifle to my friend who just recently got into hunting with which he killed his first deer last year. The history of this particular model rifle also holds sway over my heart. One of the greatest figures in US conservation history, Teddy Roosevelt, was a huge Winchester fan and extolled the virtues of the fast handling repeater many times over. Its just great, period!
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Re: Favorite Rifle?

Postby Jessedr » Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:19 pm

A 357 mag. I got for Christmas from my Dad in 1962 ,That he had rebored from a 25-20. I killed Four Muley's and one whitetail.all nice Arizona Bucks. I now use a Yugo M-48 8x57. Don't need anything bigger then that. :-). SEMPER FI.
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Re: Favorite Rifle?

Postby paladin » Sun Feb 06, 2011 1:18 pm

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"A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercise, I advise the gun . . . it gives boldness, enterprise, and independence to the mind. Let your gun therefore be the constant companion of your walks."

Thomas Jefferson, 1785

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Re: Favorite Rifle?

Postby hunter.erickson03 » Thu Sep 01, 2011 1:07 pm

Mine is a .308 featherlight that my dad got when he was 13 and passed on to me.

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Re: Favorite Rifle?

Postby Jfletch » Fri Sep 02, 2011 9:58 pm

i have a few that are very sentimental to me,m70 .264 win mag and a '94 in 44-40 from my grandfather

my favorite hunting rifle is a weatherby vanguard in 25-06 with a vortex diamondback 4-12x40 in a hogue stock puts 100gr tsx handloads 1/2"@100. havent used it for deer yet but have taken several coyotes and harvested my fair share of paper and 2 litre bottles :thumb

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Re: Favorite Rifle?

Postby waspocrew » Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:17 am

I have an old Marlin .22lr that I grew up shooting. It was a blast to learn how to shoot with and it still works great. I also have an old break action .410 that's been in my family for a long time and has taken plenty of clay pigeons!

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Re: Favorite Rifle?

Postby Arrow 4 » Fri Sep 09, 2011 5:08 pm

Hands down my Weatherby Vanguard in 30.06. I have only been hunting for 12 years but have killed 2 Bull Elk, a Coues Deer, a Buffalo, and a Boone & Crocket Black Bear....I will have it with me on my first Colorado hunt in late October looking for my first Muley! Three of the animals I have taken with that rifle have been in excess of 310 yards....I trust it!

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Re: Favorite Rifle?

Postby BackPackerTX » Sun Sep 11, 2011 11:44 pm

REMINGTON MODEL 7 .308 I HAVE A LEUPOLD 2-7X33 LR DUPLEX ON IT. LOVE THE SHORT BARREL KNOCKS PIGS DOWN WITH AUTHORITY. I HAVE NEVER SHOT IT ON PAPER OTHER THAN SIGHTING IN AND CHECKING BUT I REFER TO IT AS "HARRY POTTER'S MAGIC WAND" ALL I HAVE TO DO IS POINT IT AT SOMETHING AND IT DIES!

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Re: Favorite Rifle?

Postby Shags1 » Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:49 pm

I have a plane jane Ruger chambered in .220 Swift that will drive tacks all day. LOVE this gun. I have yet to have a coyote to run an inch after I pull the trigger. Longest confirmed and witnessed kill is 356 yards.


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