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Old May 2, 2009, 02:17 PM   #1
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Your Favourite hunting rifle (pics)

What is your favourite hunting rifle and why is it your favourite? SHow me a pic of it and tell me a story or a hunt with it!
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Old May 2, 2009, 06:01 PM   #2
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Remington 700 .35 Whelen. I bought this rifle on my 18th birthday as a BDL, and later stocked it with a laminated mountain rifle stock. Makes a trim, fast handling rifle with serious knockdown power. So far, I have killed six different species of big game with it.
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Old May 2, 2009, 06:10 PM   #3
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Marlin 1895 GS 45-70 govt.
Light and handy to pack around with serious power. So far it has killed a Kodiak Brownie and a couple Sitka Blacktails.
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Old May 12, 2009, 05:33 AM   #4
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Weatherby Vanguard in 7mm Remington Magnum using a 154 grain Hornady and 60.7 grains of Reloader 19. Drops deer like a box of rocks.
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Old May 12, 2009, 03:03 PM   #5
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1895 classic 45-70 lever action marlin
I have had it for 2 years and its only taken down two black bear. it will be another 2 though its black bear season right now!
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Old May 12, 2009, 03:12 PM   #6
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Just an old 1977 Marlin 336 in .30-30... But it is possibly my favorite 'cuz it is my only centerfire rifle...
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Old May 12, 2009, 03:56 PM   #7
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Marlin 1895ss 45-70 Gov.

Refinished the wood with 11 coats of tru oil. Haven't shot anything game wise with it yet as I haven't had it long but am planning on it this fall.
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Old May 12, 2009, 04:27 PM   #8
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That be my fav.....good ole SKS. Good for 200yds and maybe a little bit more
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Old May 12, 2009, 09:47 PM   #9
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An older Browning A-bolt in 7mm Rem Mag. It's been doing the job for about the last 20 years.

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Old May 12, 2009, 09:58 PM   #10
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My savge 340 30 30 and my sks are my favorite.
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Old May 13, 2009, 05:54 AM   #11
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This is mine. Semi-autos pistols and rifles are not legal for hunting in Pennsylvania. This is as fast or faster - for two shots anyway - and reliable.
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Old May 13, 2009, 07:13 AM   #12
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What is your Rizzini chambered in? That is a beautiful rifle.
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Old May 13, 2009, 07:22 AM   #13
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Remington 700 SPS Stainless 30-06m Leupold VX-II 3-9x40 scope, Harris 9-13" swivel bipod
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Old May 13, 2009, 08:48 AM   #14
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I'll have to figure how to post foto of, but my fav is my little Marlin Camp .45acp even tho I've used it only 3 times hunting - 2X for hog (got one each time) and once fill a doe tag.
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Old May 15, 2009, 07:31 PM   #15
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Remington 78 sportsman in 270, the stock was reworked by my grandpa. I'll have to take a pic and post it later.
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Old May 15, 2009, 10:04 PM   #16
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Favorite hunting rifle:

Definitely would have to be my Blaser R93 in 6.5x55 Swede.
Has a nice 30mm Zeiss Diavari scope on it that is awesome. Hard to beat this combo for all my hunting conditions/requirements.
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Old May 15, 2009, 11:12 PM   #17
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G'day. .270 Ruger M77 Mark II, 6-24x40 scope, laser pointer and Harris bi-pod.

My son (about to turn 18 soon) holding my semi-auto .22 Stirling before it was taken away by new laws banning them. I had put so many rounds through that gun it must have nearly been worn out.
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Old May 16, 2009, 12:19 AM   #18
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Marlin 336cs in .35 Remington.

My first and will always be my favorite deer rifle (and pigs if I get the opportunity.) Dad bought it for me at K-Mart about 22 years ago and I paid him back a chore at a time.
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Old May 17, 2009, 04:27 PM   #19
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Remington model 41 Targetmaster. .22 singleshot, 26 in barrel and putting meat on my familys table since 1936. It was my grandpa's rifle that he ordered from Sears. It has killed everything that lives in the south from butterflies to deer and hogs. To me it is the memories that it has, not to mention that it will outshoot most any "new fangled" rifles outthere.
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Old May 17, 2009, 04:48 PM   #20
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Mine is actually the newest rifle I have. It's a Ruger .30-06. I had a trigger job done on it. Sweet, sweet, sweet. I could not hit a dime with 2 out of 5 shots at 100 yards, but it shoots right at MOA, which is well within my specs for minute of deer/coyote. Got several of each with it last year. I have taken game with all of my rifles, but the whole package of the ever popular 06caliber and that rifle, and Nikon Monarch scope that I truly love. I will post a pic of it, if someone will be kind enough to tell me how to get the pic to show up in my post, as many of the pics above are.

You might notice that the rifle is "proper handed" not right handed.
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Old May 18, 2009, 02:15 AM   #21
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.243 Picture a little Graphic

Mine would have to be my Weatherby vanguard in .243, fitted with a 4x12x40 Pecar Berlin scope. Its the rifle on the right.

(WARNING) This picture is a little graphic.

This is me with 4 billy goats taken August last year. 2 were shot by me with my .243 and 2 shot my my mate using his Browning A-bolt in .300wm.

Range was about 160yds to 200yds.
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Old May 18, 2009, 12:45 PM   #22
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My favorite is a Ruger .44 mag for hunting in the brush up here in Maine.

But this year, the Yugo SKS took a nice spikehorn.

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Old May 18, 2009, 07:09 PM   #23
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Glenfield model 30GT built by Marlin in 1979. This short carbine has put a lot of meat on our table over the years.

30-30 is a KEEPER!


Fire up the grill! Deer hunting IS NOT catch and release.
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Old May 19, 2009, 05:59 AM   #24
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I use a Rock River Arms A4 Varmint. It has a 2-stage National Match trigger, free-float tube, SS 16" Wilson Varmint barrel with a 1:8 twist, Hogue combat grip, collapsable stock, flat-topped upper with a Tasco red-dot. This rifle will shoot 1/2" groups at 100 yards with either Winchester (white box) or UMC 45gr. JHP ammo.

I use it for vamints...of all kinds.

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Old May 19, 2009, 03:08 PM   #25
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Marlin .338mx, it's the ultimate all around rifle for the terrain I'm in.
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