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What brand rifles do you prefer? #16299333 07/31/21
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There are many good choices in bolt action and modern sporting rifles these days. What are your favorites? I think some ‘Fire members prefer their favorite model / brands and own a bunch of them. How about you?

My battery just for fun:

Weatherby Mk V
Remington 700 LA
Remington 700 SA
Savage 99
Savage 111
Ruger 77
Weatherby Vanguard
Winchester 70
Bushmaster
DPMS
PSA

Disclaimer: inventory just before tragic canoe accident.


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Tikka.

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Are lever guns a brand?

Savage 1899/99s
BLRs
Win 94s
Marlin JM XLRs


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Winchester M 70

Weatherby Mark V

Sako

Mauser 98.

CZ 550

Interarms Mark X


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Winchester Model 70......New Haven manufacture! memtb


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I had quite a few before my canoe accident as well, but my favorites were:

Winchester M70
Weatherby MKV
Weatherby Vanguard
Tikka
Sako
Browning X Bolt

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New Haven M70 Classic
Ruger 77 MKII/Hawkeye


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Flagship models:
Win Model 70 - Pre-64 and XTR Featherweight
Ruger M77 Mark II/Hawkeye
Just getting into old Mauser actions, but really liking them so far.

Budget models:
Marlin X-7


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Ruger. Specifically M77 tang safety models, simply for sentimental reasons - memories of my first new bolt-action centerfire, bought back in '78.
I've owned other brands, but keep coming back to these.


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these days the ruger 77. i have/had a dozen or more of various types and never had a dud yet.


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Remington M700
CZ527
Ruger 77

Not necessarily in that order. The cartridge decides for me.

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My Favs that I had.

98 Mauser
Win 70 post 64--- pre S C. (they are too bulbous for me)
Rem 700
Colt (J P Sauer & Sohns)
S W aka Howa aka Vanguard
Tikka T 3 and 3X Lite SS
Rem M Six



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NO money changed hands, guns for clothes & food. sick embarrassed


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Break down into "have" and "prefer" (all Left Hand):

Have:
> Rem 700
> Rem 581
> MRC M1999
> Ruger 77/22H

Prefer:
> (unobtanium) LH Kimber Mtn Ascent
> (scarce) LH Sako MRI Mtn Eagle
> (scarce) LH Win M70
> Rem 700

While there are several options that I "prefer" over a Rem 700, price and availability of rifles and after market parts generally lead me back to the 700...


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Favs, Winchester by far, and I have 3, but no pre 64 rifles. My second favorite rifle is a Mod 94 made in 1971. And I'm very much considering a new Mod 70 Supergrade in 30-06. My favorite deer rifle now is a Tikka M65 made in 1975, 30-06! I have no doubt that from here on out, everything else would be in 2nd place behind the Tikka whatever I may get!

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In my safe, I have several Tikkas, two 700s (built 257Wby Mag & a 700Titanium) & two Barrett Fieldcrafts.

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Marlin 336/1895
Savage 99
Winchester 70 Featherweight
Ruger M77 Hawkeye/MKII
Remington 700 Mountain
Husqvarna lightweight
Howa/Smith and Wesson/Weatherby Vanguard


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1. Ruger 77, mk2 or Hawkeye
2. Win model 70. South Carolina production

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Mulling this over and the answers aren't as clear cut as they used to be to me....

I prefer the early Remington 700's with the high gloss bluing and cut checkering...
Commercial FN Mauser actioned customs
Pre 64 Model 70's

In rimfires I prefer the early Winchesters- 69A, 75, 52's, Kimber 82 of Oregon , and Remington 541S, 541T, 40X


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Weatherby
Tikka
Sako
Savage


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I have been gravitating towards model 70 Winchesters as well. Both factory and custom.


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