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Lots of 7-08 love so far and I'm here for it.


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Originally Posted by Texasteach
My most used gun is usually a Ruger Hawkeye Stainless 30-'06. It is rarely my first choice, but it always comes along just in case.


I know exactly what you mean. My SS M77 MKII in 30-06 has accounted for the majority of my centerfire trophies to include a few of my personal bests. The last 5 years or so my go-to or favorite has been my Montana .308, but no matter what, the ole '06 is always still there on the ready line ready to fill in.


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Not my nicest rifle but my most used and most comfortable to use. Just recently replaced the optic to a Trijicon Accupoint.

Zastava Mauser 98 in 8x57.

Here a just a few out of many animals taken with it.

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Favorite for me depends on task at hand (whats on menu) and also the environment
(Weather,terrain,etc).
Have spent 40 years searchin for THE ONE and havent nailed it down yet but steady workin on it.
Due to age and all that goes along with that and also new chamberings, bullets,optics, etc etc my favorites are still evolving.

Have three I have been foolin with lately a good bit.All weather ultralights

Nula 20 6cm
Dakota Custom Rem 700/Shilen Lightweight 6.5cm
Rifles,Inc Strata Rem 700 TI/ Lilja 6.5 PRC

Think these are all stickin around til The End

Along with few others

Hope i get another 20 years or more to keep lookin roun at the options.

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Kimber Mountain Ascent in 280AI. Lightweight, 1/2" accuracy and will kill anything I'm going to hunt.

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Husqvarna Mauser rebarreled with a lothar Walther 6.5x55 barrel.

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Winchester Model 70 Classic Stainless with Walnut stock. Shadowline cheek rest, Pachmayer decelerator recoil pad. Leupold VX-3i 3.5-10x40mm scope with duplex reticle. 24" #4 contour Douglas Premium barrel.

.30-06 Springfield

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I had an FN98 faux Rigby Stalker build a few years ago in 275Rigby.

After buying and selling dozens of dozens of guns over the years, it's my favourite. I took this deer with it last fall and a small moose on NFLD a couple years earlier.

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6.5x284, Lilja 1/8 on a REM 700 with AWR take off Kevlar stock. Timney set at 2.5lb. Kind of heavy but not terribly so.
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Plan to put a 1st generation Rem Ti in 7-08 REM through the ringer this year, just to see WTF.

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Most of my rifles are for hunting. Sort of depends on what I’m hunting I guess. Used to be 30-06’s starting with an ‘03, then it went to a 721. I could be happy with that 721 for most any game animal with what I’d be hunting. I made the stock for that and it looks more like a 700 than a 721 now.

For deer I suspect a 700 Mountain Rifle chambered in 7x57. For pronghorn a 700 chambered in 25-06. For elk, that’s a tough one, this year I’m thinking a 700 chambered in 280, but that’s because the hunting might be in the Black Hills not steep mountains. Where I often hunt in WY, one of the 300 magnums - 700’s or pre-64.
For prairie dogs depending on range it could be a 17 Hornet, a 204 Ruger (700), a 223 (7 or 78), or a 22-260 AI (700).


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CZ550 in 30-06 that started life as an FS. I could not get reasonable hunting accuracy from it. I removed the action from the stock. The forend was curved like a cane. There was no correcting it. Out to the chopsaw , I cut the forend off, put the action back and went to the range. It shot great, but looked like hell.. I contacted American hunting rifles to see if they had a take off. They did, a lux stock that had been bedded, from a 9.3 it had cross bolts. Very nice redish color and a perfect fit. It now wears a Leupold job scope. While the heavy side it's a great shooter.


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This 99 that CTW rebarreled to 338 Federal

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This cut checkered 284 be a real close second, maybe number one. That is a tough ass question!!
I have a G33/40 30-06 i can hear hollaring at me from the gunsafe too. Im gonna have to study on this!!

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Our hunting options are limited in Iowa so that leaves the big center fires out. I'm having a mental dispute about my favorite. It's either the Remington 700 ADL in .223 or the Ruger Compact in .223. I'm going pig hunting in January in Texas again and this time I am taking a Ruger compact in 7mm08. Damn !! This shouldn't be so hard.

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Hard to beat a savage 99👍

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My old Winchester 1885 was a favorite for many years.

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Tikka T3 SS in 06 is my main squeeze and has been for a decade now. It's a work horse that shoots about anyrhinf MOA
Back up is dads ruger m77 tanger in 06.
The old back up used to be TC in 270 but I gave that my daughter. That things is a tack driver


All of them do something better than the 30-06, but none of them do everything as well.
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Steyr in 270 is the one I always grab heading out the door. Accurate as all get out and packs a punch with 130 gr traveling at 3038 FPS.



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I have only owned my favorite hunting rifle since last Summer, its one of the new Howa Superlite's in 308 Win, it replaced my old stand -by of many years Kimber Montana .308 Win (which i still own) ....Hb

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Depends on what I’m hunting. For coyotes. It’s my AI Sako in 17 Remington. Whitetails, my AII Hunter in 243 has taken the most. My AV classic 7 RM has three elk and my ram to its credit. My AV, Kokotukki in .338 Win Mag filled my OIL Shiras tag and if I go bear or buffalo hunting, I’ll probably drag it along. I started out with a savage 99 EG in .250 Savage. First rifle I ever bought was an M77 in 270. I used it for everything for about 6 years, as my collection grew, the tools got more specialized.

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Originally Posted by Igloo
Two very different styles. Ruger 77 Hawkeye and Tikka T3x.

Same here......both lefty .....both 30-06.

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