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Old November 1, 2012, 06:58 AM   #76
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rem 700 classic or cdl in 300 H&H as a regular production gun or a model 70 featherwieght in 300 h&h.
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Old November 1, 2012, 06:01 PM   #77
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A s/s Browning BAR chambered in .358 Winchester.
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Old November 1, 2012, 06:16 PM   #78
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How about a double rifle side by side 40 - 63 Ballard. This would be most excellent.
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Old November 2, 2012, 05:19 PM   #79
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A bolt action with a 20 inch medium sporter barrel (#2.5 or #3 contour). There are handy deer rifles out there like the Rem Model Seven, but their barrels are #1 contours and heat up very quickly when practicing at the range. There are rifles with 20 inch bull barrels, but they are too heavy. A Rem Model Seven (or something similar) with a medium sporter barrel would be just right for hunting deer.

To make the rifle perfect, it should have the following:
1. A free floated barrel
2. A rigid synthetic stock with aluminum bedding
3. A nice two-stage trigger like the new Vanguard S2
4. Chambered in .243Win, 7MM-08, or .308
5. A three position tang safety
6. Stainless steel action and barrel, treated with a matte black or grey anti corrosion coating
7. Detachable magazine

Not that I have been thinking about this much.

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Old November 2, 2012, 06:24 PM   #80
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Joe Chicago, to make it even more perfect it needs to be select walnut, chrome moly blued steel, and a fully bedded action and 26" barrel in 222 rem.
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Old November 2, 2012, 11:11 PM   #81
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A semi-auto in 45-70 or higher-power BP cartridge (not a fancy modern rimless SOCOM or whatever)
A pump-rifle in 45-70, specifically (I couldn't believe there hasn't been one...)

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Old November 4, 2012, 04:16 PM   #82
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Coyota,

I hunt in Western PA where we alternate between stand and drive hunting in hilly woods. A light rifle with a short barrel fits the bill. It has also rained my last couple outings, so stainless and synthetic is the way to go.
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Old November 4, 2012, 04:33 PM   #83
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Yes Joe Chicago, that was just a joke. But while we are on the subject, I have used my wood stocked rifles with blued barrels and actions in the rain, and I just let them dry and wipe them down. No rust, and the finish is the same as it was, and I live in Michigan.
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Old November 5, 2012, 12:32 AM   #84
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-.44mag semi-auto rifle
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Old November 5, 2012, 08:43 PM   #85
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I have always felt that a Savage model 24 style over and under chambered in 22lr over a 308 Win. would make the ideal backwoods knockabout rifle or longtime wilderness survival rifle. A 22lr for small game daily nurishment, and the 308 for big game hunting to 300 yards.
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Old November 7, 2012, 01:21 PM   #86
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I would like a Marlin Lever in 327 Federal and a Bolt Action 5.7x28mm.
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Old November 7, 2012, 08:55 PM   #87
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How about a 50 BMG double rifle? Is that even possible without breaking your shoulder?
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Old November 7, 2012, 09:39 PM   #88
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A Ruger pump action carbine, wood and blue, stainless and synth., 18" bbl., chambered in calibers that are suitable for North American big game.

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Old November 7, 2012, 10:32 PM   #89
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But while we are on the subject, I have used my wood stocked rifles with blued barrels and actions in the rain, and I just let them dry and wipe them down. No rust, and the finish is the same as it was, and I live in Michigan.
You remove the stock and check the bottom of the barrel? Bluing is not a rust preventative. It just looks pretty.
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Old November 8, 2012, 02:01 AM   #90
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You remove the stock and check the bottom of the barrel? Bluing is not a rust preventative. It just looks pretty.
Oh contrare. The hot bluing process is a form of controlled iron oxide, and it does protect. Not as good as stainless, but it is a protective finish. I do take the action out occasionally and every time I get it wet, and no rust.
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Old November 8, 2012, 03:18 AM   #91
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For me 2 things:

1) Marlin style camp carbine using Glock mags (not pretty but available, relatively inexpensive and reliable)

2) Take down Mauser 98 actioned series of rifles (not H&H...)

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Old November 9, 2012, 06:02 AM   #92
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Oh, I can think of a few!

- H&K MP7 clone in 17HMR - it would pretty much be a legal version of the MP7 with a legal ammunition and roughly the same performance. That would be neat.

- A modern 45-70 semi automatic rifle with a 20 round magazine in a bullpup design that works with really heavy bullet weights like 500 grains and up (Yes its a rimmed round but the SVT-40 in 7.62x54r works just fine too)
.500S&W would work too.

- Glock in 7.62x25

- Beefed up heavy barrel Steyr AUG in .308 that takes AR10 mags
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Old November 9, 2012, 04:48 PM   #93
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Oh, I can think of a few!

- H&K MP7 clone in 17HMR - it would pretty much be a legal version of the MP7 with a legal ammunition and roughly the same performance. That would be neat.
A .17 would be roughly the performance as the 4.6? Hmm...
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Old November 9, 2012, 05:18 PM   #94
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A semi auto rifle...with a pistol grip, flash hider, bayonet lug, collapsable or folding stock, and a 15 round FIXED mag that could be fed quickly with stripper clips.
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Old November 9, 2012, 05:23 PM   #95
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Sound like a M1 carbine paratrooper model?
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Old November 9, 2012, 05:24 PM   #96
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Should of added "Isn't on the banned assualt weapons list in NJ" M1 carbines in any configuration are illegal.

But don't they have removeable mags? Having a fixed mag is the only way past NJ's regulations
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Old November 10, 2012, 01:30 AM   #97
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A .17 would be roughly the performance as the 4.6? Hmm...
Well, almost!

4.6x30mm - 26 grain @ 2380 ft sec
17HMR 20 grain @ 2350 ft sec

Close enough for me.
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Old November 10, 2012, 08:28 AM   #98
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Old November 11, 2012, 05:29 PM   #99
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It is rust. It is just a different color.
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Old November 11, 2012, 05:37 PM   #100
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It is rust. It is just a different color.
Well, I'm speechless. It still protects bare metal, and it looks darn nice!
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