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Old August 7, 2012, 07:04 PM   #1
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Big game hunting rifles

As hunting season grows near (couple months) for many let's see what you're using this year!




Browning A-Bolt II Synthetic Stalker 30-06
Nikon Monarch 2.5-10x42 Scope
EGW 1 Piece Picatinny Base
Burris Xtreme Rings (6 screw)
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Old August 8, 2012, 08:18 AM   #2
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Since all the tactical guys seem to be avoiding this thread like the plague I'll go ahead and play. Home brew Savage 110 in .243 (now wearing a 3-9x Redfield):

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Old August 8, 2012, 08:59 AM   #3
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Don't have a pic of the Savage Precision Carbine or the Ruger No.1
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Old August 8, 2012, 03:25 PM   #4
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My old favorite JC Higgins in 30-06.

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Old August 8, 2012, 03:36 PM   #5
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Missouri Hog Hunting guns

I will be using my Mini-30 on our Hog Hunt next month. Wife will have a Ruger 44 magnum carbine. I will have a Winchester Model 100 .308 for a back up carbine, if either of the first team doesn't do the job. AND a Charter Bulldog 44 SPL in a vest holster. I think we are covered for this hunt.

More about the Indiana Deer Hunting regs after we do the Missouri Hog Trip.

My Ruger Mini- 30 7.62x39mm



Wife's Ruger 44 Magnum Carbine-



Back-up Winchester Model 100 Carbine .308



Sidearm- Charter Bulldog 44 Spl.

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Old August 8, 2012, 03:47 PM   #6
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Old August 8, 2012, 05:30 PM   #7
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Riggins_83,

Does that one piece weaver style base ever get in the way of reloading? I have always liked the idea of a solid, one piece base, but have shied away from them because they always seemd to take up too much of the room between the action and the scope.

Especially in a larger caliber rifle that only has a magazine that holds three rounds. Reloads are often needed and larger ammo seems like it might be harder to fit into the rifle with a one piece base.

What have you found?

Nice rifle, BTW!
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Old August 8, 2012, 05:39 PM   #8
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Not hunting this year, but I used this Savage 11 a lot last year.
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Old August 8, 2012, 10:07 PM   #9
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Savage Mod 10 in .308

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Old August 9, 2012, 02:26 PM   #10
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This is my rig I usually reach for
Remington 700 BDL 7mm rem mag w/H.S. Precision stock topped off w/ Leupold VXIII 4.5-14x50mm AO and illuminated reticle



Stalking the brushy creek bottoms I will take this
DMPS LR308 AP4 308 win carbine w/Burris 1.5-6x28 electro dot illuminated scope



I also always take the S&W 629 for some Whitetalin'



Remington 700 BDL 6mm w/Bell & Carlson stock Leupold VXIII 4.5-14x40mm



I also have several other back ups,you can't have to many centerfire rifles ya know!
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Old August 9, 2012, 03:03 PM   #11
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Okay, I'll play.

My go-to hunting rifle is a Savage 111 in .30-06. Nikon ProStaff scope.



Or, my Marlin 1894C in .357 magnum.



Or, a Handi-Rifle in .45-70. Here's my little boy with it.



Of course, my Ruger Super Blackhawk is a constant companion in the woods.



I could go on like this all day.
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Old August 9, 2012, 03:22 PM   #12
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To my way of thinking, any rifle that I can hunt with is a hunting rifle. It’s not limited to only “big game” but to all game and to varmints too.
I have used;

40 cal flintlock.
50 cal flintlocks,
58 cal Hawken cap-lock
62 cal flintlocks.
22 rimfires
222 Remington
5.56 AR-15s
6mm Rem
25-06
6.5 Swede
6.8 SPC AR-15s
270 Winchesters
270 WSM
7mm Mauser
300 Savage
308s
30-06s
30-40 Krag
30-30s
300 H&H
303 British
7.62X54 Russian
7.62X39 Russian
7.65 Belgian
8MM Mauser
338-06s
338 Mag
348 Winchester
35 Remington
9.3X74R
375H&H
44 Mag
416 Taylor
404 Jeffrey
45-70s
458 Winchester
460 G&A
50-140 Sharps.

I have also hunted with and killed with the following handguns
22 LR
221 Fireball
32-20
38 Spl
357 Magnum
44 Magnum
44 Spl
45 ACP
45 Colt
454 Casull

And I add to all the above list 7 kills with recurve and long bows 5 deer, 1 antelope and one elk.
2 of the deer were killed with aluminum arrows and all the rest of the animals were killed with wood arrows. None with compound bows, but I never owned one of those. If I did I am sure I could have used it too.

Hunting is a skill.
A “hunting rifle” is any rifle that can be used while performing that skill.
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Old August 10, 2012, 12:33 AM   #13
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Does that one piece weaver style base ever get in the way of reloading? I have always liked the idea of a solid, one piece base, but have shied away from them because they always seemd to take up too much of the room between the action and the scope.

Especially in a larger caliber rifle that only has a magazine that holds three rounds. Reloads are often needed and larger ammo seems like it might be harder to fit into the rifle with a one piece base.

What have you found?
I haven't found it to be an issue for reloading or ejection at all. Installed a similar setup on my dad's Browning A-Bolt 300 win mag, no issues either.
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Old August 10, 2012, 06:02 AM   #14
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This Glenfield carbine has put a lot of meat on our table over the years.

30-30 is a keeper!

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Old August 10, 2012, 06:32 AM   #15
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Jack O,

The only thing missing from that photo is a red check flannel shirt, jeans and a pair of white soled work boots. Good job throwing the trapper in there.
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Old August 11, 2012, 04:03 PM   #16
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I'm going with what worked last year. Model 70 Fwt in 30-06. Redfield 4x bearcub

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Old August 11, 2012, 07:54 PM   #17
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My newest. A stainless Winchester Classic Featherweight

When I really need to trim weight in the mountains I'll use the Kimber

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Old August 11, 2012, 08:29 PM   #18
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I don't have a picture, but I will use a Winchester Model 1894 Ranger in 30/30 with a Williams aperture rear sight. Around these parts, a typical shot is 25 to 50 yards. Until the sun comes up, I'll keep the screw in aperture in my pocket and shoot through the hole in the mount.
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Old September 3, 2012, 05:17 PM   #19
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Primary- Browning A-Bolt 30-06, Nikon Monarch 2.5-10x42 Scope.
Backup- Stevens (Savage) 200 30-06, Redfield 3-9x40 Scope.

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Old September 3, 2012, 09:00 PM   #20
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.50 Hawkens for muzzle loading and a model 91/30 for general gun.
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Old September 4, 2012, 05:23 AM   #21
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Most likely:



Remington 700 SPS in .30-06 with a Nikon 4.5-14x40mm BDC scope.

It's kind of overkill, though. I bought it and set it up for high desert hunting, but this year I'll be hunting in western Oregon, which is heavily wooded. OTOH, it's sighted in and I'm accurate with it.

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Or maybe this:



581 series Mini-14.

I need to sight it in with the ammo I'd be using, though. I've got it set for 55gr., but I'd probably be using 64gr. or heavier soft points.
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Old September 4, 2012, 05:47 AM   #22
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Savage 110 .270 win, Savage 111 30-06, Vanguard 7mm rem mag.
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Old September 4, 2012, 02:06 PM   #23
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so far this year ive killed deer with my 300 wby vanguard, 7mm mag ruger hawkeye, 264 mag ruger hawkeye, 257 wby cdl and my rem 700 7stw and my ruger #1 2506. I do crop damage so its more deer shooting then deer hunting.
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Old September 4, 2012, 06:02 PM   #24
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I'm not sure yet. I was only able to obtain a Bull Elk tag this year. (Hoping to get a left-over Cow tag on Thursday, but there's no guarantee I'll be quick enough.)

Thumper, a single-shot .444 Marlin, is 99% likely to go; but the backup/long range rifle has not yet been determined.


My "go-to" rifle is ready, able, and willing.
Ruger 77 Mk II, .270 Win


...But it gets really heavy being packed around after Elk, in the thick blown-down areas I hunt (~10.6 lbs, without the bipod), along with the other gear I'm carrying. The stuff is very tiring to pack a heavy rifle through, mile after mile, on steep slopes, through marshes, in the snow, with no real breaks in the blow-down...


I'll figure it out.... eventually.
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Old September 5, 2012, 07:18 PM   #25
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Will be using the new Remington 700 SPS Buckmasters .270 this year.

Will take the Ruger 77 MkII stainless .300 win mag with Boyds stock (pillar and glass bedded with free floated barrel) along just in case.

Both wear new Nikon ProStaff 3-9 X 40 BDC scopes and shoot well under an inch at 100 yards with factory ammo.

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