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Many of us have old rifles in our collections that are relegated to wall hanger or safe queen. What are the oldest rifles you regularly hunt with?

Mine are a couple of drillings, top 16ga/16ga/9.3x72R 1907 and bottom 1926 16ga/16ga/6.5x58R Sauer.

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My oldest hunting rifle is a '63 Rem 760
Next my '69 Python.
Killed deer w em both.

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My grandfather's model 54 .30-06..


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1909 made 1899A Savage short rifle in 303 Savage with a Marble's peep on it. Sierra 110gr Varminter over Accurate 4064 is an effective coyote load out to 150 yards or so. My shooting isn't good enough to push it much farther than that.

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Late 60s Model 100 in 243.

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Model 721 in 300H&H circa 1953.

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A Remington Autoloading Rifle which later became the Model 8. It regularly comes with when deer or bear hunting. I'll often carry it when tracking down a bear. Serial number is in the low 3 digits.

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1928 Sav 99 30 WCF


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There is a late Rifle season in the Special Regulations Areas and you're allowed straight wall cartridges. I have a Doe tag for that season and I'm going to use my 1884 Trapdoor Springfield 45-70

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Not *that* old but a 1952 Winchester 70 in 30-06. Started the season with a '48 but i like this one better. It'll have a 2-7x33 VX-R on it next time I'm home.

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last year i used a 256 Newton made around 1917 ,i handloaded 20 cartridges sighted old rifle in and shoot a doe at 75 yards ,this old rifle had a long skinny very old Weaver scope on it too.


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Mauser sporter proofed in 1915. Also M-S carbine from 1919.

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A 50 year old Marlin 336 in .30-30.

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Not sure if this qualifies - a FN early 50s action, Krieger barrel in 30-06, Timney, sitting in an old but excellent Garrett Acculite Kevlar stock, all done in TR Gunkote. It’s been a very good go-to rifle.

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Probably this 50's vintage Pre-64 FWT that started out as a .243. The bore was bad, so I had JES re-bore it to .358 Winchester. I killed my last deer with it a week or so ago.

I had a 1910 vintage '92 .38-40 Winchester, but didn't hunt with it. I finally sold it, as I wasn't using it.

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An M1 Garand.


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Model 8 Rem in 35Rem. Circa 1929

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03 springfield in the 1,000,000 range 30-06 of course occasionally a 1859 Sharps conversion gun 50 - 2 1/2". Alsocarry a97 win made in 1903bird hunting sometimes. .mb


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First model Remington 700. Has accounted for a few cow elk.
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