Favorite elk rifle


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Dec 25, 2014
Sandy, UT
I hunted in East, Tx "rain forest" all my young life before moving to Utah. I used alot of WD-40 and 3 in 1 oil and elbow grease to keep my Mod 94 Classic Carbine ( it had beautiful wood too!) rust free and any shotgun/.22 we had the same. I didn't start messing with bolt rifles until I got out of the Army, '73, and I used car wax to seal the bedding, and a coat outside on the wood. It was later in the early 90s, out here in Utah, that I first used stainless/synthetic rifles and I liked them, but always had wood stocked rifles too. I soon just started having all my rifles pillar bedded, free floated and sealed (if wood) Outers TriLube keeps the metal rust free, and now I (on the wood) I use Howard's Feed N Wax on out side. the bedding is sealed with a varathane type sealer.
I have owned wood stocked rifles that I just couldn't use on nasty days, even after that, ha. This Kimber 84L is going hunting, rain/snow, but I will take "Gun Slicker" with me when I do, a light rain or snow, thats nothing, its the week long storms that can mess you up...in my mind anyhow. I once had a favorite rifle all weatherized, via Moly Baked On Coating on the metal, a $700 Brown Precision High Country stock, scope covers, natch. The next 15 yrs, it "never" rained or snowed on me when I took it hunting! Go figure. ha


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Dec 8, 2009
338 NMLast ten,340 before let rr rip.Had a 5x6 below barrel area,let it grow up.Hard pack out that canyon.
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Feb 10, 2005
Rainy Western Washington
Have this Robert Gradous built 28 Nosler on the way so it will likely get the call this year.
Pierce TI with TI recoil lug and 20 moa rail, 28” Kreiger #5.5, carbon fiber fill McMillan lazzeroni pattern stock, trigger tech. Weighs 8lbs 2 oz naked

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