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#3894123 - 03/14/10 10:43 AM Re: WHAT RIFLE SET UP.... One Man, One Rifle, One Land [Re: DesertMuleDeer]
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Fine read:

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#3894634 - 03/14/10 01:04 PM Re: WHAT RIFLE SET UP.... One Man, One Rifle, One Land [Re: vacrt2002]
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im just thumbing throught it again after reading it 8 years ago.

remington 700 adl in 30-06
redfield 2-7 scope and redfield rings

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#3894715 - 03/14/10 01:27 PM Re: WHAT RIFLE SET UP.... One Man, One Rifle, One Land [Re: Sask_Hunter]
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i've got jones book and while i didn't get it down for this response, i remember he used partition reloads. 150gr for deer and smaller, 165gr for stuff a little larger, 180gr for still larger stuff, then 220gr for bears and walrus. sometime later during his quest, he switched to just the 165s and 220s i think.

i seemed to remember he had some accuracy issues during his quest, so his smith cut the 22" barrel down to 20". he finished the last several animals with a 20" wood stocked adl.

the is a fellow in texas (don't know if he is still alive) who killed the same animals with his rem 700 bdl 7mm rem mag.

if one had the bucks today, one could probably do the same thing, even with a 700 sps, savage weather warrior, or a m70 ew (among others).

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#3894762 - 03/14/10 01:44 PM Re: WHAT RIFLE SET UP.... One Man, One Rifle, One Land [Re: DesertMuleDeer]
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I got to share a campfire with Chick Donnelly, one of the last gunsmiths to train under Parker Ackley...

I had to ask him what he was using for elk hunting since that is what we were out doing..he indicated that he used ONE gun and ONE gun only for almost all of his hunting..

A Rem 721 he bought new in the early 1950s, chambered in a 30/06.
I asked had he ever had a barrel chambered on it in any different calibers? his answer was NOPE..

He couldn't recall home many different barrels the rifle had worn in his lifetime, but they were all 30/06 barrels... and he had some early Leupold 4 power scope on it as I recall, with a post reticle..

Said it was all he ever needed for any big game hunting.

that is a pretty strong attestment from a guy who could build himself about anything he ever wanted...and of course cost being no object..
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#3894774 - 03/14/10 01:47 PM Re: WHAT RIFLE SET UP.... One Man, One Rifle, One Land [Re: Seafire]
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Anybody believe it can be done with .270 win?
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#3894815 - 03/14/10 01:57 PM Re: WHAT RIFLE SET UP.... One Man, One Rifle, One Land [Re: ringworm]
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For the climax of the hunt, it's not so much what you use, it's the getting there, say 200yds from the critter no matter what critter it is. Once you're there, at that mark, say 200 yds from the critter, any large number of rifles-yes, even some out of a bubble pack from Walmart-will do the job efficiently.

The question you have to ask yourself is, do I enjoy the hunt more or do I enjoy the rifle more or am I somewhere in between, enjoying some aspects of both. Is the rifle just a tool that if it were no more responsive than a fence post or had the beauty of a jack hammer it wouldn't matter-just give me the hunt. Most of us don't fall into that camp.

There are those who'd rather their wondering be limited to no more than their familiar haunts forever if they could carry a tool-a gun-that is a work of art that drew as much attention as their wondrerings or even their destination.

And this has nothing do to with caliber or chambering. The 30-06 will do the job whether out of a bubble pack rifle or a most expensive custom rifle.

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#3894819 - 03/14/10 01:58 PM Re: WHAT RIFLE SET UP.... One Man, One Rifle, One Land [Re: Sask_Hunter]
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Originally Posted By: Sask_Hunter
im just thumbing throught it again after reading it 8 years ago.

remington 700 adl in 30-06
redfield 2-7 scope and redfield rings


i picked up a remington 700 ADL 30-06 yesterday at acadamy sports for $350. I can get a redfield revolution 2-7 for $130 and i'll have todays equal of his set up for less than $500.
thats a common mans rifle if there ever was one. grin
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#3894846 - 03/14/10 02:05 PM Re: WHAT RIFLE SET UP.... One Man, One Rifle, One Land [Re: podunk]
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Originally Posted By: podunkkennels
Anybody believe it can be done with .270 win?


why not, my pick would be a 260 or 7/08.....
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#3894866 - 03/14/10 02:15 PM Re: WHAT RIFLE SET UP.... One Man, One Rifle, One Land [Re: Oregon45]
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Originally Posted By: Oregon45
Originally Posted By: cmg
In this context I have found Grancel Fitz article in Sports Illustrated very interesting.

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Thanks for the link, there's a lot of wisdom in that story.


Most welcome - did you see the "view this issue feature". Lets one browse the pages. Neat stuff. Picture of the gun there.
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#3894868 - 03/14/10 02:16 PM Re: WHAT RIFLE SET UP.... One Man, One Rifle, One Land [Re: Seafire]
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My first rifle was an ADL with an oil dipped walnut stock in .270 win. I had dads rifles before but it was the first i bought on my own. With nothin but a trigger adjustment itll shoot .4 inches as long as i do my part. Thatd sure be something to do what jones did or attempt to with a sentimental rifle.
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