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Re: Rifle for your region [Re: Matty99669] #14701515 03/24/20
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Here in SW MO, not much more than a 243 or similar is needed. Thinking of going that way myself. Have used the 30-06 pretty extensively in a pre64 Model 70. Before that, in the poor times, hunted everything with a Winchester 94 in .45 Colt because that is what I had. Wasn’t much of a handicap, really. Went good with that Cimarron in the same caliber. This year, looking into a .243, as the vast majority of my shots will be under 300 yards anyway. I don’t hunt anything an 80 TTSX or a 95 NBT won’t handle. I guess if the zoos let out the bigger stuff, I’ll break out the FN FAL!

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Re: Rifle for your region [Re: Matty99669] #14703418 03/25/20
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Rem 700 CDL 25.06 for over 30yrs. Lots of open crop fields, power lines and big cut overs around here so the 25.06 is my go to for deer and coyotes.


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Re: Rifle for your region [Re: Matty99669] #14705329 03/25/20
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T/C Encore, 24" 7mm-08. 120 gr. Barnes TTSX for Deer. T/C Contender Carbines in 22 Hornet & 223 Rem. for the rest. (Well, mostly).


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Re: Rifle for your region [Re: Matty99669] #14705411 03/25/20
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Matty99669: I'll share ONE of my favorite/most used Rifles for my region and for some of the game I use it for.
I killed my latest Whitetail Deer, my latest Antelope and my latest Mule Deer with the Rifle I'll describe to you.
It is, of course, in caliber 270 Winchester.
The Rifle and scope are as follows: Remington 700 Sendero (26" heavy barrel with fiberglass factory stock) with a Leupold 6.5x20x40mm variable scope (this one has a 30mm tube!) with fine Du-Plex reticle. This Remington Sendero is what I describe as an "extremely accurate" Rifle.
I use this Rifle for Whitetails, as where I Hunt the ranges are ALWAYS long - 350 yards minimum (on out to my furthest kill at 510 lasered yards).
This all factory stock Rifle has an excellent trigger and its mass is very helpful afield when I am shooting under improvised conditions.
Knock on wood - I have killed my last 7 (seven) Whitetail Bucks with this Rifle firing a total of 7 (seven!) shots.
Again knock on wood!
Patience, a heavy, accurate Rifle with a top quality scope and a good bi-pod and this makes for a pleasing and humane outcome.
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Re: Rifle for your region [Re: Matty99669] #14708171 03/26/20
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LH Rem 700 KS in .270 Win....


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Re: Rifle for your region [Re: Matty99669] #14708964 03/26/20
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There are too many "perfect" rifles for my area.

I'm always working on one, re-doing another. So, I end up with a different choice about every season.

To me, hunting is a lab for my gun projects...

So "the rifle" should be "which rifle this season" for my area.

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Re: Rifle for your region [Re: Matty99669] #14725316 03/30/20
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.270 Model 70

Re: Rifle for your region [Re: Matty99669] #14725528 03/30/20
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Dirtfarmer explained it perfectly. Remington 760 pumps are extremely popular here in my area of Pennsylvania. First part of my hunting history was a 760 308. I really enjoy my 700 mountain rifles now. Depends on if we're pushing deer or stillhunting.

Re: Rifle for your region [Re: Matty99669] #14735109 04/01/20
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Custom FN 300 in 7x57. Built in 1963 by Chet Carmichel. Killed lots of deer, elk, sheep, javelina and Coyotes.


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Re: Rifle for your region [Re: Matty99669] #14735329 04/02/20
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The one that I consider my do-all rifle is a Ruger Mark II stainless, bead blasted, with a Timney trigger, Pacific Research stock, 338 Winchester, presently with a 30mm Kahles 1.5-6x42 scope.

But I like different rifles and the 375 and 416 cartridges. I usually moose hunt with either a Ruger stainless in 375 or 416 Ruger, with McMillan stocks. I play musical scopes with these so it varies from 1.1-4x24's, 1-6x24, 1.5-6x42, 1.5-8x42.

I have rifles other than Rugers, but the Ruger stainless rifles are usually what I use.


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.

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Re: Rifle for your region [Re: Matty99669] #14735517 04/02/20
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My go to boom stick is a rattly old scratched up dented up wooden stocked .270 Winchester Made in 1966 model 70 push feed Winchester. I bought it when I was a dumb kid of 18 new in the box, oh and I was so proud of it all new and shiny (The young are usually mpressed with shiny). I didn't realize that back then those in the know thought of it as a blasfumous creation held as an abomination of God and Elmer Keith and Jack O'Connor. But looking back over the 54 years I've owned and hunted with it I now realize that it wasn't all that bad of a choice. The action is probably stronger than a pre-64 and its a sub MOA 5 shot grouper with my pet load and when I'm really on my game, and the proof in the pudding is that it's taken over 70 deer in the last 54 years and that's been while in the company of several other nice rifles I own. The last hog and the last deer I killed were both done with that ratty old Push Feed model 70 and they were both DRT..

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Re: Rifle for your region [Re: Matty99669] #14735606 04/02/20
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Filaman, That post 64 M70 of yours wasn't an abomination to Elmer Kieth, at least how he wrote it up back in 1965 when I was reading every word he wrote in G&A magazine. I had scraped together $125.00 apple picking and lawn mowing and just knew that I needed a .30-06 and an Elmer recommended post 64 M70. That rifle kicked me out from under my hat and bruised my cheek with every shot. It had a free floated channel that was huge and pressed slick varnished over "checkering" that was terrible and worse than nothing at all. Elmer did me wrong and I've held it against him ever since. It was a post 64 and it handled like a post too. What an absolute bone that thing was. Insult to injury, my neighbor Frank was a aging gun guy and as a kid I would go over to his house and clean his firearms and listen to his hunting stories. Knowing that I had been saving for a new deer rifle, Frank offered me his mint condition pre-war M70 .30-06 for that same $125.00 and as an ignorant kid, I declined. Winchester might have gotten their act together some time after 1965, but they sure missed the mark with that new "improved" M70.


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Re: Rifle for your region [Re: Matty99669] #14736271 04/02/20
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Well I don't think much of " if you could only have one bullshit whatevers" because this the US and I should have whatever I can afford too own. Sounds like rational that you gotta ask your wife or something.. in the spirit of Region anything I have will work and nothing will work any better than my collection of Model 1903 & 1903A3 bolt guns some with irons and rec sights some with scopes 30-06 load down to 30-30 and 300 Sav levels across to 308 Win. Std 30-06 loads or use the best powders and bullets in the long barreled ones to approach 300 mag levels. I got one in 308 Norma mag and one in 300 Win mag so I'm coverd there too.Whatever it's the best and [bleep] the rest. The 1903 Springfield is just about one of the only things that the turds who spend our tax dollars got right on the first go around. They [bleep] up the 06 1st go around but got it right on the second. Everything else the tax spending turds has gone downhill since. The way I see it. MB

Re: Rifle for your region [Re: Matty99669] #14743221 04/04/20
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I haven’t decided yet. Either my 6.5 Creedmoor Barrett Fieldcraft, or my semi-custom M700 7mm-08. Or maybe my Ruger M77 Mk II in 308. All are stainless and all shoot well. So.........


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Re: Rifle for your region [Re: Matty99669] #14743363 04/04/20
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CZ 550 Standard in .308. This model was never sold in the US but was their bread and butter in Europe, Africa, and AU. It looks like an old Brno 602. Its basically the cz version of the Winchester 54. It has all steel express sights and more drop at the comb to accommodate them and a very slender forend. Also have 3 position safteys. Very much a turn of the century sporting mauser in appearance

A bunch popped up last summer when a distributor imported a pile from the AU distributor (winchester iirc) as they stoped importing them into AU and had a pile on hand. They sold out fast...i picked up 2 more for a total of 3. All have ridiculously good walnut. I called CZ USA about the rifles and they had no idea what they were and couldn't tell me anything about them based on serial number. Matter of fact they thought they were pistols based on the serial lol. Based on the date codes by the proof marks mine were all made in the early 00s

My brother was jealous but by the time he pulled his wallet out the distributer was sold out and he had to pay over 1k on gun broker for the only one available.

Its funny...every time a mauser fan sees mine they are always like...what in the hell is that and is it for sale?

here is a generic pic

https://www.24hourcampfire.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php/galleries/14743371#Post14743371

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I should add...nicest rifles I have ever owned...in every way.


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Re: Rifle for your region [Re: Matty99669] #14743423 04/04/20
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Up until the early '70's, I'd bet every other rifle in my region was the 99 Savage, mostly in .300 with later a fair number of .308's. After that, it seems the bolt guns took over in popularity, but in such a wild selection of cartridges it would be difficult to catalog them. The "killers" went to the 7mag, the 300 mags, the meat hunters with all manner of milder cartridges, and always that core of old guys who would never be parted from their '06's. I can honestly say I have never seen a single man afield with an AR style weapon around here. Other than myself, I have never seen anybody hunting with iron sights either, for the last 30 years.


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Re: Rifle for your region [Re: Matty99669] #14746537 04/05/20
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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 1982 Ruger M77 has hunted elk and deer more years than all my other rifles combined, but in the last few years my .Ruger MKII 300WM and MKII .338WM have seen more use, in part because thy both have synthetic (boat paddle) stocks rather than wood and the .338 is stainless as well.

When it comes to antelope, my 1989 Ruger M77 has seen far more use than all my other rifles combined. It has been used by two of my daughters and two nephews as well as myself. About three years ago I used it to take down an antelope on the run at 500 yards with a 110g AB @ 3163fps M.V., one and done. That rifle is my favorite for lots of reasons.

As an all-around rifle it would be hard to beat my stainless Ruger MKII .30-06. It came to me with a nutmeg laminate handle which quickly swapped out for a Ruger boat-paddle. I've had it out to the range a couple times lately, shooting steel at 600 yards, and have killed clay pigeons on the berm with it at that range.

Left to right: Ruger MKII .300WM, MKII .30-06, MKII .338WM

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Re: Rifle for your region [Re: Matty99669] #14747034 04/05/20
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I am not sure but I have some 308 based shooters that will get the nod. .308 and .358 seem to be my main choices. I can't decide for sure. I like the Scout rifle from Steyr but also like the 358 Winchester in Savage 99, Remington 7600, and BLR. So I would have to make a decision here. My 358 whitetail kills have been DRTs. Some of the .308s were as well. For a choice I like all of the above. The cases are readily available and so are bullets. I can cast the 180 gr WFN for the revolver AND the 358 Winchesters. All good for a whitetail here in Misery. Never had to take a shot farther than 100 yards and most were less than 50. If the shot is longer get closer. And never pass on a close shot when the deer says "Shoot me!". Be Well, Rustyzipper.

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Originally Posted by Rustyzipper
I am not sure but I have some 308 based shooters that will get the nod. .308 and .358 seem to be my main choices. I can't decide for sure. I like the Scout rifle from Steyr but also like the 358 Winchester in Savage 99, Remington 7600, and BLR. So I would have to make a decision here. My 358 whitetail kills have been DRTs. Some of the .308s were as well. For a choice I like all of the above. The cases are readily available and so are bullets. I can cast the 180 gr WFN for the revolver AND the 358 Winchesters. All good for a whitetail here in Misery. Never had to take a shot farther than 100 yards and most were less than 50. If the shot is longer get closer. And never pass on a close shot when the deer says "Shoot me!". Be Well, Rustyzipper.


It’s pretty darn hard to beat a .35 caliber for versatility.....if you hand load! I always thought that a .350 Griffin and Howe Magnum or a .358 STA may be the near perfect cartridge. Though, not really practical for foreign hunts! memtb

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