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2 Rifles for Big Game.

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Old 11-24-2002, 06:50 PM
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Re: 2 Rifles for Big Game.

Here's what I'm selling to consolidate:

Remington Model 700 BDL DM "Embellished Receiver". $525 - 30-06. SS/Syn. Like new.

Remington Model 700 VSSF. $675 - 22-250 Rem. Like new. Pre J-lock.

Ruger M77 MKII. $425 - 280 Rem. SS/Syn. Like new.

Colt CAR-15. $975 - Like new condition. 24" SS barrel with aluminum free-floated handguard. Like new.

Colt AR-15 $850 - 20" HBAR flat-top. Like new.

I have bases, rings and the following optics:

Leupold Vari-X III 6.5-20x40mm. $460 - AO, Matte, 4" sunshade, fine duplex.

2 - Nikon Monarch 6.5-20x44mm. $350 - AO, Matte, 4" sunshade, target turrets, 1 - fine cross hair, 1 - Nikoplex.

Nikon Buckmaster 4.5-14x40mm. $225 - AO, Matte, Duplex

Weaver Classic V10 2-10x50mm. $190 - Matte, Duplex

Send me and e-mail at nebraska01@cox.net if your interested in anything. Thanks.
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Old 11-25-2002, 01:51 AM
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Re: 2 Rifles for Big Game.

If you are limiting 2 rifles for big-game to North America I'll take only one.

My .338 Win mag
If I needed to for all of the world it would be my .338 Win mag and a .458 Lott
Both Ruger M-77s

[ 11-25-2002: Message edited by: Kyle ]
I like my .338 Winchester Mag
It's tried and True
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Old 11-26-2002, 01:31 AM
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Re: 2 Rifles for Big Game.

My Ruger 416wby and Remington 300 Ultra with 338-416 Rigby Imp switch barrel and bolt, the Ruger 4 5/8" Bisley Vaquero 500 Linebaugh for back up too.

Sorry, that's as close to two guns as I could get. Big bears change things a little for me though.

I've only had one moose not die instantly on the first shot with my 338wm in the past. He did go down, but got right back up when my brother put him down with his 338wm. This was the 4th moose killed at 350 yards, 4 years in a row in the almost same spot.

A 338wm is not a bad choice, but just doesn't offer the stopping power the 416's do. Trajectory with the heavy 338wm bullets is comparable to the 416wby, and for medium range use, was for me a better choice with the kids always tagging along hunting with me.
Brent Moffitt
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Old 11-26-2002, 07:08 AM
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Re: 2 Rifles for Big Game.

I have great love affair with the 338 bore and as of yet had one fail me. I believe the 338 to be the ultimate all around bore.

I would also reccommend the 338 WM. I have 4 different 338's currently, 338-284, 338WM, 330 Dakota, 338 Lapua. I have owned a 340WBY and 338RUM, both are very good rounds. The advantage I see to getting the WM is if you decide to become more involved in LRH you can have the rifle rechambered for the WBY or maybe the RUM (if you have a long enough barrel and make it a single shot).

I don't know if you are into wildcat's but the 338-284, so far has been a great round. Also a 338 WSM may be a nice all around.

Just my opinions, FWIW.

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Old 11-26-2002, 08:15 AM
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Re: 2 Rifles for Big Game.

The only problem with rechambering a 338wm is mag length, the Winchester and Ruger are too short for the 340 or the Ultras, so keep that in mind. The Remington works for me, but I'd rather have a possitive feed for a DGR. We were hunting a few years back and the bolt handle broke off my fathers Rem 700 358 Norma, imagine that being face to face with claws and teeth. [img]images/icons/shocked.gif[/img]
Brent Moffitt
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Old 12-01-2002, 11:29 AM
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Re: 2 Rifles for Big Game.

Darrel what is the difference between the 25-06 AI and the 25 gibbes and what king of velocity are you getting with the gibbes with 100g bullets with a 30" tub (3500)?

With the 7/300 Weatherby is the shoulder 35 degrees?

Crow Mag
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Old 12-18-2002, 01:54 PM
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Re: 2 Rifles for Big Game.

Just putting this back out for more input. Thanks again.
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