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Old September 5, 2012, 07:55 PM   #26
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Same rifle I've been hunting with since I was 20 something...

My dad's custom built Swedish Mauser in 6.5x55. That rifle has killed a bunch of deer for me and a couple of coyotes and accounted for an untold number of deer for dad over the years.

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Old September 5, 2012, 08:28 PM   #27
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Remington 700 sps ss in .308 win topped with a Nikon Monarch 3x12x42 optic sporting a Butler creek padded sling and Allen 9 cartridge sleeve. This is a sub moa rifle at 100, 200, and 300 yards. and relatively light weight. It is all around my perfect rifle. I will be shooting 150 grain hand loads of Federal soft point depending upon were I am hunting. They seem to work good for just about any thing I am hunting in NY from wood chuck, coyotes, deer, and if I see one in season a black bear(unlikly).
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Old September 6, 2012, 10:19 PM   #28
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On the elk hunt with Frankenmauser in just over a month, I will have.........

Ruger Hawkeye .358 Winchester

Browning 1885 Highwall .30-06

Ruger 77/22 Hornet

Remington 870 20 Ga.

Primary rifle will be the .358 Winchester.
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Old September 7, 2012, 01:54 PM   #29
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Same rifle as the last 12 years, Savage mod 10 in .308. Now topped with a Burris for the last 3 years, droped the Simmons- best move i have ever made.
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Old September 8, 2012, 10:39 PM   #30
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Weatherby Vanguard S2 in .308 with Redfield Revolution 2-7 scope and military surplus M16 style sling.
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Old September 9, 2012, 08:25 PM   #31
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Stag Arms 223 & Rem 7600 pump in 270.Cant get pics of my 25-06 to come up.
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Old September 10, 2012, 01:30 AM   #32
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deer rifle is undecided as of yet: a toss-up between my remington 700 in 243 or my savage enfield no 4 in 303 brit.

for elk it will be the weatherby vangard in 300 weatherby mag with nikon prostaff 4-12x scope.
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Old September 12, 2012, 09:51 AM   #33
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Stu925....I love that stock...The wood is awesome....Good caliber too....
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Old September 12, 2012, 11:38 AM   #34
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I'll be using my CZ 527 carbine in 7.62x39 for the 3rd. year in a row. I've put down 5 deer so far with It. It has a leupold VXII 2-7x33 scope mounted now.
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Old September 14, 2012, 03:15 PM   #35
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I don't have a pic of my go-to gun... It's a T/C Encore Pro Hunter with 24" Heavy Contour .260 Remington... fantastic tree stand/shooting house gun... it's 6" shorter than a 22" bolt action like my Browning A-Bolt .30-06. It currently has a Bushnell Elite 3200 3x9 on top, but I think it's messed up... gotta go to the range to see if I need to replace it.

My newest one (lighting is bad... colors are off) I got three weeks ago:

Ruger M77 Hawkeye All Weather in .338 Federal
I had a Leupold VX-1 3x9 sitting in a box that I put on it.

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Old September 14, 2012, 04:02 PM   #36
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Was given a Nighttrain II in .308. as a wedding gift.

Did a little bit of add+remove and using it for Bear & Deer this year.
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Old September 20, 2012, 07:29 AM   #37
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This... soon

Still trying to decide on an appropriate scope. But it is 243 and is probably one of the best hunting rifles ever manufactured.

I'm really excited to do some coyote hunting with this rifle in a month or so.
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Old September 25, 2012, 05:13 PM   #38
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Just got done bear hunting, didn't get one. But I used a New England SB2 Handi Rifle in 45-70. I bought the gun for $200 last year just because of it's caliber. But after hunting with it, I absolutely love this gun.
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Old September 25, 2012, 05:23 PM   #39
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Hopefully I'll get out there, but I am not certain of it. In any case, it would be my Yugoslav Mauser M48 sporter carbine (18" barrel), with home-built aperture sights (yes, iron sights).....and my home-brewed paper-patched soft lead bullets, handloaded to suit the rifle.

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Old September 25, 2012, 08:33 PM   #40
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I plan to do something different this year.

This is my Traditions Persuit with Leupold Ultimate Slam Scope.
Its an accurate Rifle, and I want to try it on Deer and Hogs this Year.

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Old September 26, 2012, 11:16 AM   #41
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You guys are making me jealous! Have to use a shotgun where I hunt. When the crops are off I will be heading to south texas with a TC venture in .30-06.
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Old September 26, 2012, 11:19 AM   #42
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Although the TC omega 50 cal I use hits pretty well out to 250 yards!
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Old September 27, 2012, 05:09 AM   #43
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Old September 29, 2012, 01:36 AM   #44
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Both are Stevens 200's. The top one is my deer rifle, and someday my elk rifle. It's a .30-06 and wears a Redfield Revolution 3-9x40. The bottom one is a .223 and is my small game/varmint rifle and most any shooting past 75 yards.

The picture isn't the best, but it was the only one I had on my computer at this time. I'll have to get some good pictures next time at the range.
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Old September 29, 2012, 06:19 PM   #45
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Scope territory:

Either my K98 8mm Mauser sporter w/Leupold scope or Rem 700 8mm with Burris scope and Norma 165 gr Vulcan SPs. Almost hate to use the Norma 165s at this point since they are so rare and no longer made, so I sometimes use Norma or S&B 196s or GA Arms 180 gr ballistic tips.

Iron sight territory:

K31 7.5 x 55 Swiss straight pull with either Norma 180 gr or Hornady Custom 168 gr BTSP.

Hunting for me is as much about the cold air adventure and getting to use a nice rare gun as anything. I recall my first deer hunt as a youngster.....with a H&R .410 single barrel and 2.5" slugs. Dad wouldn't let me take a 12 GA at that early stage, although the real hunting began when I got my first high powered rifle, a Winchester M94 30-30, which is honestly enough in most cases, but 8mms are more fun.
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