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Re: Your go to Predator rifle? [Re: 260Remguy] #14342044 12/06/19
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Originally Posted by 260Remguy
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Heading out on a Predator hunt next week with a new ( to me...) .17 Rem in an LVSF, which I put into a B&C Alaskan stock...

Stone cold shooter...we shall see how the predators like it!



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Nice looking rig. I'd bet that that stock makes the LVSF a whole lot handier than it was with the wide, flat, forearm factory stock.



I like that setup too. I've got an LVSF in 243, and hated the factory stock, except when shooting off a bench. So, I swapped it out for an Alaskan T1 and now I love it.

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Re: Your go to Predator rifle? [Re: JamesJr] #14342598 12/06/19
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I really like the design of the 700 LVSF barreled action, but don't care for the stock that came on them. Retrofitting the barreled action with a different stock can make them a much nicer package. Dropping the 700 LVSF was another one of those decisions that Remington has made that don't seem to make an sense.

I put together a couple of 700 parts guns with 700 ADL matte actions, 700 SPS matte bottom metal, 700 LVSF barrels in 223 and 22-250, and McM Sako/Tikka Hunter stocks. The Sako/Tikka Hunter style stocks aren't a perfect fit for the 700 action, but these rifles were put together before McM designed the McM Hunter to fit the primary actions from Remington, Ruger, Savage, and Winchester.

Re: Your go to Predator rifle? [Re: 260Remguy] #14342661 12/06/19
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Originally Posted by 260Remguy

I put together a couple of 700 parts guns with 700 ADL matte actions, 700 SPS matte bottom metal, 700 LVSF barrels in 223 and 22-250, and McM Sako/Tikka Hunter stocks. The Sako/Tikka Hunter style stocks aren't a perfect fit for the 700 action, but these rifles were put together before McM designed the McM Hunter to fit the primary actions from Remington, Ruger, Savage, and Winchester.


I did the same and "built" a .223 plus my fave calling rifle...pictured earlier in the thread, took an LVSF .223 barrel, set it back and rechambered for .222




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He spoke in tears of 15 years his dog and him traveled about. The dog up and died. She up and died....After 20 years he still grieves.
Re: Your go to Predator rifle? [Re: ingwe] #14342757 12/06/19
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Mine is a spectacular out of the box shooter. Savage 16 Weather Warrior 22-250. Did not have to tweek it except for some camo.

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Ok go ahead do your "tsk tsk".


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Re: Your go to Predator rifle? [Re: ingwe] #14343220 12/06/19
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Originally Posted by ingwe
Originally Posted by 260Remguy

I put together a couple of 700 parts guns with 700 ADL matte actions, 700 SPS matte bottom metal, 700 LVSF barrels in 223 and 22-250, and McM Sako/Tikka Hunter stocks. The Sako/Tikka Hunter style stocks aren't a perfect fit for the 700 action, but these rifles were put together before McM designed the McM Hunter to fit the primary actions from Remington, Ruger, Savage, and Winchester.


I did the same and "built" a .223 plus my fave calling rifle...pictured earlier in the thread, took an LVSF .223 barrel, set it back and rechambered for .222




[Linked Image from i.imgur.com]


Your rifle would feel at home in my gun room.

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Re: Your go to Predator rifle? [Re: Smokecheck] #14343299 12/06/19
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Rem Model 7 with a Brux 1-7 twist 6mm...


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Re: Your go to Predator rifle? [Re: Smokecheck] #14370980 12/14/19
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Bushmaster Predator 8" twist .223 and 69-77gr high end factory loads ( I don't use it enough to load for this rifle.) Prairie dogs to coyotes. I also like to use my dad's old Marlin 783 .22 Magnum for close in coyotes and prairie dogs.

Re: Your go to Predator rifle? [Re: Smokecheck] #14412226 12/28/19
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DOH! After a hunt in Texas for a few nights I have a new Favorite! ( At Least if fur friendly is desired...) .17 Remington, previously pictured...)

A triple from one stand...


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He spoke in tears of 15 years his dog and him traveled about. The dog up and died. She up and died....After 20 years he still grieves.
Re: Your go to Predator rifle? [Re: Smokecheck] #14412451 12/28/19
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Cheap arse Rem 700 ADL synth w Leupold.
.243 win.
Had a 4-12X AO when chucking, just yotes now so dropped to a 3-9X.
Factory tupperware stiffened and camo'd.
Gre-Tan pin/shroud.
Bowhunt maybe tomorrow then take it to range to check zero, get ready to smoke yotes.

Re: Your go to Predator rifle? [Re: Smokecheck] #14412883 12/28/19
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Lately I’m using a Ruger Hawkeye in 223, with a Vortex Viper PST 4-16. I used to shoot only the 40 gr Ballistic Tip, which does evil to coyotes. The only problem was that every darn time I went coyote hunting, pigs would show up instead. So I switched to the 65 gr Sierra GK, and I have been knocking down those pigs. That Gameking bullet has flat impressed me.

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Re: Your go to Predator rifle? [Re: Judman] #14413509 12/29/19
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Cooper, >243 A.I. Rio7

Re: Your go to Predator rifle? [Re: Smokecheck] #14414192 12/29/19
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20 Vartarg
Stiller Predator
McMillan Classic
Lilja #4 contour 23"
Jewell trigger

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Re: Your go to Predator rifle? [Re: jdunham] #14416478 12/29/19
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Originally Posted by jdunham
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Stiller Predator
McMillan Classic
Lilja #4 contour 23"
Jewell trigger

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I like it!


Eat Fish, Wear Grundens, Drink Alaskan.
Re: Your go to Predator rifle? [Re: Smokecheck] #14420680 12/31/19
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That's one nice chuck rifle! Would be my favorite too.

Re: Your go to Predator rifle? [Re: Smokecheck] #14421195 12/31/19
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It is so accurate I can't leave it home, love shooting it and is usually the one I grab. It shoots 32gr Blitzkings into a ragged hole and they are great woodchuck medicine. Have been using 35gr Bergers for coyotes and fox.


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Re: Your go to Predator rifle? [Re: Smokecheck] #14427437 01/02/20
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An old heavy barreled 300 win mag, coyotes to hogs at any angle way out there.


MOLON-LABE you commie vaginas!
Re: Your go to Predator rifle? [Re: gunner500] #14428032 01/02/20
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Originally Posted by gunner500
An old heavy barreled 300 win mag, coyotes to hogs at any angle way out there.



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Re: Your go to Predator rifle? [Re: Smokecheck] #14428042 01/02/20
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Depending on snow conditions and wind or those present when and if I call, I have three ready to go in the truck:

A Stag Arms lefty 223 AR, rattle-canned “Iowa winter” with a Nikon 2-10x. Likes Black Hills 55-gr PSP. (3100 fps)

A CZ lefty 204, also rattle-canned “Iowa winter” with a Leupold 4-14x set-and-forget. Likes Fed 32-gr NBT’s. (3850 fps)

A CA Ridgeline 243 with a Bush LRHS 2-10x. Likes Hornady 58-gr V-Max (3800 fps).

If I can get from 250 yards or in quietly, preferably 225 or in for the AR, either it or the 204 will do. Beyond that the 243. I live in farm country and don’t have to shoot beyond 400 yds.

I don’t hand load for the “micro-bores” any longer and these factory loads work well. Vel’s are chronographed.

Re: Your go to Predator rifle? [Re: K22] #14429593 01/03/20
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Originally Posted by K22
Originally Posted by gunner500
An old heavy barreled 300 win mag, coyotes to hogs at any angle way out there.



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LOL K22, I do have a heavy 22-250, but, I don't think those little 52gr AMAXES would have reached the North end of a 220lb wild boar headed North at 588 yards, the 210gr LRAB came out in the crease of the neck where it joins the shoulder, DRT, when I got back in the scope he was peddling those back legs hard in place.


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Re: Your go to Predator rifle? [Re: gunner500] #14429980 01/03/20
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Originally Posted by gunner500


LOL K22, I do have a heavy 22-250, but, I don't think those little 52gr AMAXES would have reached the North end of a 220lb wild boar headed North at 588 yards, the 210gr LRAB came out in the crease of the neck where it joins the shoulder, DRT, when I got back in the scope he was peddling those back legs hard in place.



Yeah...but was it "Fur Friendly"? whistle


He spoke in tears of 15 years his dog and him traveled about. The dog up and died. She up and died....After 20 years he still grieves.
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