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Is this the perfect factory hunting rifle? #14667128 03/15/20
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With the exception of the Redfield style base & rings, I'm having a difficult time finding fault with this rifle. Winchester 70 XTR Featherweight? Check. God's 7mm (7x57)? Check. Its definitely already making my 700 Mountain Rifle .280 jealous, and I can see the 700Ti 7mm-08 already starting to sweat. Now I just need to find some Talley Lightweights, decide on another scope, and start launching some ammo!

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Good catch!

Talley Lightweights with a fixed 4x or 6x and you're GTG!


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Dunno about perfect, but it REALLY doesn't suck!


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Re: Is this the perfect factory hunting rifle? [Re: Jason280] #14667163 03/15/20
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All that matters is that it is perfect for you. A blued and wood stocked rifle wouldn't be perfect for my needs but to each his own.


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Re: Is this the perfect factory hunting rifle? [Re: Jason280] #14667187 03/15/20
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I like it!


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Re: Is this the perfect factory hunting rifle? [Re: Jason280] #14667199 03/15/20
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"Perfect". Is in the eye of the beholder but that one would be hard to argue against.


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She’s a beauty! Almost too pretty to hunt with.
I’d go 2-10


All of them do something better than the 30-06, but none of them do everything as well.
Re: Is this the perfect factory hunting rifle? [Re: Jason280] #14667229 03/15/20
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If you're enamored with that chambering.

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Not to me it ain't.

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I can’t find a fault in it

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Well...maybe...except for my Ruger Hawkeye 275 Rigby! :-)


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Re: Is this the perfect factory hunting rifle? [Re: Jason280] #14667336 03/15/20
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nothing wrong with those rings for a 7x57

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I have the same rifle in the same cartridge. It has Talley lows and a Meopta 6x42.


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Don't know if perfection exists in a firearm, but you had me at Featherweight...though I prefer CRF.
Beauty. Enjoy.


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I'd take the Ti 7-08 off your hands.

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Wrong caliber, wrong finish, wrong maker and wrong stock material. So no it’s not perfect for me. Don’t really matter what i think though. Sounds like it’s perfect for you.


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The Model 70 is a great rifle for sure.


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Nothing wrong with that! A pile of meat will fall in front of it.
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I always thought this one might be perfect. Not the prettiest but gets the job done. Steyr M Professional .30-06
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Re: Is this the perfect factory hunting rifle? [Re: DollarShort] #14667573 03/15/20
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Originally Posted by DollarShort
I'd take the Ti 7-08 off your hands.


I used to think it was damn near perfect, it has a Vari-X III 2.5-8x36...but I've always had a soft spot for the old Rigby.

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