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What is your favorite Rifle?

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Unread 02-14-2010, 11:07 PM
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What is your favorite Rifle?

I want to know which one of your rifles is your favorite. Why is it your favorite with maybe a little back story on it and what scope is on it. I want to see a picture and anything else you would like to share about it.

I will post pics of mine tomorrow but it is a Remington 700 CDL Boone and Crockett Edition. It has a Leupold VX-III 4.5-14 40mm with a Boone and Crockett Reticle. in a 300 Win. The reason I picked this rifle is when This rifle first came out I always thought it would look sweet with a Boone and Crockett Leupold on it and have a nice little Bonne and Crockett set. It is completely stock other than I floated the Barrel but Pillar Bedding is in the future. Nothing super fancy but I love it.

" Real elk guns start with the number 3 or bigger and blow two holes, one in and one out." - My Dad
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Unread 02-15-2010, 09:34 AM
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Re: What is your favorite Rifle?

my favorite rifle is always my next one

But out of the ones i have right now it is my Weatherby Mark V in 7mm STW with a Leupold 8.5-25X50 Long range scope.

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Unread 02-15-2010, 12:14 PM
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Re: What is your favorite Rifle?

For big game hunting my custom 338-378 wby on a mk 5 action with a 28 " Hart barrel on it. I have built and shot about everything out there from wildcats to standard stuff over the past forty years. I found that the 338 caliber with the quality high BC bullets now available is the best long range killer. I have built and tested most all the big 338's out there and all the popular ones talked about on this forum. I have yet to find anything that beats the 338-378 wby on performance in a hunting weight rifle. I tried the 338-416 Rigby IMP and got maybe 50 fps more velocity but the trouble of reloading wasn't worth it to me. Nothing else out there can compete with the power of the 338-378 wby. If there was I would be shooting it. I have over 150 rifles. There is a noticeable difference with it shooting in the wind at long range and the effects of the bullet striking game. I just feel more confident with the extra horsepower and get all I can get. I like my 340 wby and 338-300 ultramag on standard magnum actions and are a good choice if you don't have a action that can handle the 378 case. But they are no match for the power of the big guns off the huge 378 case. The 338 Lapua improved comes close to it but why settle for close when you can have a 338-378 wby. My pet 338-378 can shoot a 300 grain smk up to 3100 fps and my accuracy load hits around 3060 fps. My accuracy loads with a 200 grain bullet go over 3600 fps, the 225 accubond at near 3500 fps and the 250 grain at over 3300 fps. I have never been able to match that with the smaller lapua and ultramag cases.

I have about everything out there and love shooting them all. They all have a purpose and are fun to shoot. But you asked what is my best and favorite pet and why. So there it is. I have shot numerous animals at incredible ranges with it and have killed everything I ever shot at with it. The last three elk I killed with it were trivial shots in the 650-914 yard range.
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Unread 02-16-2010, 10:12 PM
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Re: What is your favorite Rifle?

At the moment it would be my Remington model 700 BDL 7mm rem mag but im pretty sure it will shortly become a Browning A-Bolt Medallion 300. WSM
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Unread 02-16-2010, 10:58 PM
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Re: What is your favorite Rifle?

Long Time Long Ranger would you mind sharing a little more information about your 338-378 wby custom? I'm always interested to hear your opinions and preferences based on you experience hunting elk. I'd be interested in what work may have been required on your Mark V action, what stock you are using, muzzle brake or not and optics. A pic would be great as well. Thanks
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Unread 02-16-2010, 11:23 PM
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Re: What is your favorite Rifle?

I have a couple favorites.
1) Marlin 39A Golden 22 LR. My Grandpa gave it to my about a week before he passed away. It sounds weird but I can still smell him in it. I was in the 5th grade when he gave it to me and it has killed more jack rabbits than I would even want to speculate on. My 6th grade year I put ~1000 rounds a week through it.

2) A Ruger M77 heavy barreled 22-250. Given to me by my Dad and I killed my first whitetail buck with it. He was huge...or at least he looked that way in the scope. I think he was about... let's just say he was huge for my first buck. Since that day it has killed everything from gophers to deer. And at one point it even shot a cow that we were going to butcher.

Everything else that I have owned or do own is just a rifle.
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Unread 02-17-2010, 01:19 AM
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Re: What is your favorite Rifle?

I live and hunt white tail deer in Alabama.
My favorite is my light weight Custom 7mm Rem. Mag.
Remington 700 action
Hart 26" fluted barrel with muzzle brake
140gr Accubonds
Swarovski 3x10x42
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