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Re: Time to Thin the Herd [Re: WAM] #15245798 09/22/20
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I would keep the:

250-3000, with cast bullets it makes a great plinking/small game round, bump it up to 75's and you have a great coyote rig, and depending on the barrel twist a good deer rifle..

7x57 Winchester it will just about any big game hunting you want to do

35 Whelen, you have to have a big gun

7mm Weatherby/6.5x300 to play the LR game.

With the proceeds from the sale of the others a nice little 222 Rem or 223 sporter

Last edited by erich; 09/22/20.

After the first shot the rest are just noise.

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Re: Time to Thin the Herd [Re: WAM] #15245826 09/22/20
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35 Whelen
300 Savage
250-3000
and buy a 17 HMR ;?)

Re: Time to Thin the Herd [Re: WAM] #15245894 09/22/20
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Originally Posted by WAM
Just wondering which rifles to keep and which ones to liquidate.

Which 4 would y'all keep?

.300 Savage 99
.250-3000 Savage 99
.358 Win 99F
.300 Weatherby Mk V
7mm Weatherby Mk V
.257 Roberts R77
.308 Win M700
.30-06 V
6.5-300 Weatherby Vanguard
.35 Whelen M700
7x57 M70 FWT
7x57 Savage 111


Keep the .308 win., the .35 Whelen, and the .250-3000. Sell the rest and if you really want a fourth gun get a .243

Re: Time to Thin the Herd [Re: vapodog] #15245916 09/22/20
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vapo, NOT directed at you.


In only 3 pages the differences in tastes/likes/dislikes and priorities are very evident.

VARIETY is good. Keeps rifles & ammo makers in biz.

Jerry


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Re: Time to Thin the Herd [Re: WAM] #15245942 09/22/20
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Keep all Savage 99s. 257 Roberts M77 Ruger

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Re: Time to Thin the Herd [Re: WAM] #15246013 09/22/20
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Originally Posted by WAM
Just wondering which rifles to keep and which ones to liquidate.
Which 4 would y'all keep?
.300 Savage 99
.250-3000 Savage 99
.358 Win 99F
.300 Weatherby Mk V
7mm Weatherby Mk V
.257 Roberts R77
.308 Win M700
.30-06 V
6.5-300 Weatherby Vanguard
.35 Whelen M700
7x57 M70 FWT
7x57 Savage 111


These four would be my choice:
.300 Savage 99
.257 Roberts R77
.308 Win M700
7x57 M70 FWT

But like someone else already mentioned, there should be a good 223 Rem bolt action included.


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Re: Time to Thin the Herd [Re: WAM] #15246103 09/22/20
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Looks like the .257 Roberts and 7x57 M70 are on almost every short list. I have a few .223/5.56 but they aren’t bolt guns....


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Re: Time to Thin the Herd [Re: WAM] #15246275 09/22/20
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250-3000 Savage 99
308 m700
7mm Wby. Mag
Keeping just 3 allows buying another whatever in the future.

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Re: Time to Thin the Herd [Re: WAM] #15246299 09/22/20
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Originally Posted by WAM
Looks like the .257 Roberts and 7x57 M70 are on almost every short list.

All the cool kids have them. smile

You could just keep those two and not want for much in a BG rifle. Still need a 223 sporter though.

Re: Time to Thin the Herd [Re: WAM] #15246335 09/22/20
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.308 Win M700
.30-06 V
6.5-300 Weatherby Vanguard
.35 Whelen M700
7x57 Savage 111


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Re: Time to Thin the Herd [Re: WAM] #15246358 09/22/20
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Sell 'em all....buy a 6.5 Swede.


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Re: Time to Thin the Herd [Re: WAM] #15246431 09/22/20
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My wants would likely be different than your needs, but you said what would I keep:


.300 Weatherby Mk V
.257 Roberts R77
.30-06 V
.35 Whelen M700

I’m not sure what Model a “V” is. But I’d have to have a 30-06.

The 7x57 could replace one of those...


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Re: Time to Thin the Herd [Re: WAM] #15246452 09/22/20
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I can't choose and it's not even my stuff!

Re: Time to Thin the Herd [Re: WAM] #15246482 09/22/20
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I think you should sell the 99F 358 to me. I’ll take good care of it. I have an identical it can sit in the safe next to.

Re: Time to Thin the Herd [Re: WAM] #15246508 09/22/20
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Originally Posted by WAM
Just wondering which rifles to keep and which ones to liquidate.

Which 4 would y'all keep?

.300 Savage 99
.250-3000 Savage 99
.358 Win 99F
.300 Weatherby Mk V
7mm Weatherby Mk V
.257 Roberts R77
.308 Win M700
.30-06 V
6.5-300 Weatherby Vanguard
.35 Whelen M700
7x57 M70 FWT
7x57 Savage 111


It depends on what you want to do with what you'll have left. I'd probably keep the .358, .257 Roberts, .35 Whelen, and 6.5x.300. That would depend somewhat on how accurate each is compared to the others.

Tom


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Re: Time to Thin the Herd [Re: kaboku68] #15247156 09/22/20
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Originally Posted by kaboku68
.300 Savage 99
.250-3000 Savage 99
.358 Win 99F
7x57 M70 FWT

^^^ Ditto


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Re: Time to Thin the Herd [Re: WAM] #15250266 09/23/20
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257 Roberts
7x57 M70 FWT
M700 35 Whelen But IF you have to let this go and it's in the classic please PM me
358 Win

Re: Time to Thin the Herd [Re: WAM] #15251056 09/23/20
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This is blasphemy.
That said, I reckon you have a good reason.
Do you mind responding to the questions about what type of shooting and hunting you want to do, and maybe a bit about why you need to trim to 4 rifles?
Do you need to raise some money for something? That argues to sell the .358 M99 as it is certainly worth a bunch, but I'd sure hate to let mine go - leaving tomorrow on an elk hunt with it.
Are you downsizing your home? Dealing with mortality and taking some strain off your heirs (bless you if so, though we all are aren't we)?
What kind of rifles make you the most happy? I think we'd all like to know your circumstances.

Cheers,
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Keep or sell them all. Doesn't matter to me.

When I want to thin the herd I start with two rifles in the same or similar caliber. Take those two out and shoot them. Whichever doesn't suit me goes. Put the rifle up for sale and after it's gone then I'll pick two more to take out for a trip to the range. Pick one to keep, one to sell. Keep it simple.


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Re: Time to Thin the Herd [Re: WAM] #15254818 09/24/20
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Originally Posted by WAM
Just wondering which rifles to keep and which ones to liquidate.

Which 4 would y'all keep?

.300 Savage 99
.250-3000 Savage 99
.358 Win 99F
.300 Weatherby Mk V
7mm Weatherby Mk V
.257 Roberts R77
.308 Win M700
.30-06 Mark V
6.5-300 Weatherby Vanguard
.35 Whelen M700
7x57 M70 FWT
7x57 Savage 111


My choices

.250 99
.300 99
.257 Roberts
7x57 M70

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