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Everyones favorite big game rifle, and its set up?

 
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Old 02-28-2010, 08:31 AM
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Everyones favorite big game rifle, and its set up?

I have always been interested in what gun people shoot. I love to know what calibers are popular, why they like them, what kind of scope is on it, what size bullet you shoot and what animals you hunt with it.

I currently shoot a 30-06 Remington model 742 that i inherited from my uncle which i am giving to my brother for his birthday and a Remington model 700 BDL 7mm rem mag shooting 160 grain accubonds but i think im going to drop to a 150-140 grain for whitetail, mule and more smaller game and longer ranges. I am in the middle of buying a Browning A-Bolt 300. wsm which will replace both my 30-06 and my 7mm for big game. I have never shot a 300. wsm but i think i will love it. I want to know what everyone shoots, and at what game
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Old 02-28-2010, 09:27 AM
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Re: Everyones favorite big game rifle, and its set up?

My go to gun had always been a browning a-bolt stainless stalker in 300 win mag. Topped of with a leupold vxIII 2.5x8 in leupold rings and dual dovetail bases. I gave that gun to my son when he was 16. I now shoot a remington 700 stainless in 300 win mag with a leupold vxIII 2.5x8 in leupold stainless rings and dual dovetail bases.
That gun is now at Center Shot Rifles for a makeover. It will be set in a B+C Medalist stock - bedded, trigger job, blue print action, brux #4 interrupted fluted barrel, Im putting a zeiss 4.5x14x44 rapid z 800 scope in it mounted in leupold rings and dual dovetail bases.
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Old 03-01-2010, 12:51 AM
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Re: Everyones favorite big game rifle, and its set up?

Mine Big Game rifle is a Remington 700xcr in 270wsm. Have a Burris Euro-Diamond 2.5x10x44mm with the Ballistic Plex reticle. Handloaded Nosler 140gr. Accubond. Have taken serveral mule deer with this combo.
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Old 03-01-2010, 12:53 AM
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Tikka t3, 300wsm, Nikon 3x9x40 bdc, light weight, very inexpensive, very accurate, low recoil, detachable mag, 180 ballistic silvertip, Elk- bear- dear- coyotes and anything els worth shooting. It is a good do anything round but coyotes at thirty yards just get penciled threw without bullet expansion and it really is not that hard on em at long range because I know how to so.
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Old 03-01-2010, 01:25 AM
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Re: Everyones favorite big game rifle, and its set up?

I guess my favorite would be my Rem 700 in 300 WM. The gun started life as their standard LSS model. After a couple years, I had Hill Country Rifles pillar and glass bed it into a McMillan Edge Sporter stock along with a little trigger work and recrowning of the muzzle. The gun was a tack driver and did a lot of hunting as well as gave me some good fundamentals on long range shooting. So much so that I shot the throat out of it this last year.

It is now in the hands of Kevin Cram at Montour County Rifles for an action blueprint, Holland Lug, Broughton 4.1 contour bbl with an 11 twist, the caliber will stay the same. Also putting on a Vais and muzzle cap. It wears a 4.5x14x40 LR VX-III in Talley lightweight one piece ring/bases. This guns sort of been work in motion all along and has given me some great opportunities on long range hunting and shooting.
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Re: Everyones favorite big game rifle, and its set up?

My new fav is my 300 win mag by Kevin Cram
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Old 03-02-2010, 12:26 AM
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My new fav is my 300 win mag by Kevin Cram
I've been following your posts on this one. Looks like a nice setup and sweet shooter.
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