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Re: Rifle for your region [Re: Matty99669] #14479636 01/18/20
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Custom .30-06 built 19 years ago. M70 action, Lilja barrel, Bansner stock, Vari-X III 2.5-8x36mm in Talley rings and bases.

It has launched all manner of bullets at game anywhere's from 110 gr. AB's to 240 gr. Weldcore's, but the majority have been 180 gr. Partitions.

That rifle has earned Platinum SkyMiles....

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Re: Rifle for your region [Re: Matty99669] #14479699 01/18/20
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I've been looking for a long time and have drawn the following conclusions:
.30 WCF (.30-30) Win. M64. Handy, but short range and no scope.
.300 WM Win. M70. Way too big, heavy, recoil and loud.
12 Ga. Rem. M1100 slug. Required for the county then and short range only.
.30-06 Win M70. Heavy, recoil, long action.
7mm RM Rem. M700 custom. Nice out west, recoil, too long, too powerful.
.35 Rem. M141 Rem. Heavy, well made, short range only, slide rattle, too long a barrel.
.257 Roberts M760 Rem. Light recoil, slide rattle, accurate, stamped parts.
.308 Win M100 carbine. Bad trigger, good cartridge, handy length.
.308 Rem. M742 carbine. Bad trigger, stamped parts, too short.
.300 Savage M99F. Good cartridge, points well, accurate, carries well, lever is in the way for crook of the arm carry, back up gun.
And the winner is...Scoped 7mm-08 Ruger SS M77 Mk ll custom. Great cartridge, light weight, accurate.


My other auto is a .45

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Re: Rifle for your region [Re: Matty99669] #14479858 01/18/20
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I do not have just one, but I could get by with a Model 70 classic in McMillan Edge stock blueprint.
270 Win and 338-06 would be my cartridges of choice.

Have and use both of the above, depending on game and mood.

With the exception of Elephant, Buffalo, and Rhino, I would be comfortable hunting anything.


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Re: Rifle for your region [Re: Matty99669] #14480120 01/18/20
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Tikka t3 lite in .270 Winchester, nice to carry, accurate and always gets the job done.


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Re: Rifle for your region [Re: Matty99669] #14480149 01/18/20
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I keep going back to the old Tikka 06. vx3 3.5-10 with CDS shooting 168 TTSX at 2900. It just works.
I choose it over 6.5, 270, 300WM, 9.3x62
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All of them do something better than the 30-06, but none of them do everything as well.
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Re: Rifle for your region [Re: SS336] #14480165 01/18/20
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Originally Posted by SS336
Hope it never comes to that. I'd have to pick the small block Chevy of hunting rifles. grin .30-06 tang safety Ruger round top, 3x9 Leupold mounted as low as possible. Been working fine for over 40 years. Better rifles out there, probably, but this is my mine.

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I hunted with that same rifle for two decades. I do have rifles I like better but they where all judged off of my old ruger tanger 30-06.


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Re: Rifle for your region [Re: Matty99669] #14481144 01/18/20
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Rem 722 300 Sav

Re: Rifle for your region [Re: Matty99669] #14481215 01/18/20
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I really like my 7-08 Tikka T3x


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Given the spectrum of animals from antelope to moose in this region, as well as the opportunities for pretty long shots, I am voting for 7mm Rem Mag. Part of it is that there are more .284" bullets that I like than in either .277" or .308". There are other candidates (like the 7 WSM or Wby or .280 AI) but they are fringier.

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The rifle that is always in my truck, Savage 10 .22-250 .


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Re: Rifle for your region [Re: Spartacus] #14481407 01/18/20
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Originally Posted by Spartacus
I really like my 7-08 Tikka T3x


Im surprised how many of you guys shoot 7-08's. Ive never seen one at the range. I dont personally know any body that has one. It kinda makes me want one...

Re: Rifle for your region [Re: Matty99669] #14481429 01/18/20
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For my region- 12 ga Beretta 391 with rifled barrel. Half my deer hunting season is in a shotgun zone and the other half in a rifle zone where shots are under 100 yards.

Last rifle I would sell is a toss up between a Rem 700 Classic in 300 Savage, a Savage 16 in 7mm/08, and a Browning A-Bolt in 300 Win mag. The 700 is most likely to be last but the other two push pretty hard.

Re: Rifle for your region [Re: Matty99669] #14481475 01/18/20
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7-08 Kimber Montana

But that may change once I get the .300PRC built up.


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Re: Rifle for your region [Re: Matty99669] #14482221 01/19/20
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For me, it's my Wby. Mk.V. .257. Works for everything from coyotes to elk, and everything in between, including 4 species of North American sheep, caribou, antelope, mule and whitetail deer. Currently wears a McMillan Edge stock, and 3.5-10x Leupold.


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Re: Rifle for your region [Re: Matty99669] #14482282 01/19/20
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I guess it all depends on where you do most of your hunting. Where I live, a 30-30 will kill everything that walks and unless you have access to a pipeline or highline, where you can see more than 150-200 yds, it will reach out farther than you can see.

Now go 100 miles west or 50 miles east and you have some flat crop land. There you can see farther than you can shoot.

I deer and hog hunt with my Marlin 30-30 or Win 270. Varmint hunt with a .223 or .204


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Re: Rifle for your region [Re: Matty99669] #14482339 01/19/20
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Originally Posted by Matty99669
Just curious about others hunting enviornments. Whats the make and caliber of your "go-to" rifle? The one you take out most in a season. The one you could never sell if they are all one in the same.




My goto is a White ML in 45. Its all I use now, pretty much.


Bow is becoming massively popular here, with over half of the deer taken in NJ coming from bow.


I'd honestly say the most popular rifle will be a crossbow in a couple years.


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Quit giving in inch by inch then looking back to lament the mile behind ya and wonder how to preserve those few feet left in front of ya. They'll never stop until they're stopped. That's a fact.
Re: Rifle for your region [Re: Matty99669] #14482522 01/19/20
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Here in Minnesota I could live with any one of the rifles in the safe from .223 to 300 WM and hardly inconvenience me much at all. Any one of the 1.5-6x42 scopes that I have would be just fine as well if it came to it. If worse came to worst then even my crossbow would still work just fine for killing all the stuff I need to before I die. I it came down to it, any one of the 22 lr target rifles would also kill everything I need to kill yet. As long as it remained legal to use anything I have, I could manage it.

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Kimber 84m in 6 CM.


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Re: Rifle for your region [Re: Matty99669] #14484648 01/19/20
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In FL and SC, I have taken more deer the past 10 years with a 7mm-08. These states are my "region".

25-06 has taken a few and I like it too but is a Ruger #1 Stainless and it just doesn't get used as much as the 7mm-08s.

Also taken a few with 7mm Rem Mag (trophy rifle for paid hunts), 6.8SPC bolt gun (pleasure to shoot), various 22 centerfires in bolt and AR platforms, and a 257 WBY Accumark.

I had a 280 AI built on a Ti action that I thought would be my main go-to but the 7mm-08 just keeps performing too well, shoots like a dream, and is pleasant on the shoulder in both recoil and long walks.

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Ruger Hawkeye RSI 270

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