What is your favorite rifle in your arsenal?

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  1. Clem Bronkoski

    Clem Bronkoski Well-Known Member

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    Well when you put it this way and something needs to take a permanent dirt nap this is my personal favorite: Marlin 1895SBL in .45-70
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  2. Oldschool280

    Oldschool280 Well-Known Member

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    Good on velociraptors too!
     
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  3. Lee Goodwin

    Lee Goodwin Well-Known Member

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    Other than my old 270, I really like my 243, ER Shaw barrel, 24 inch, on savage 110 beater, and an equally old Remington 700 ADL in 300WM. Both fun to shoot, but, after 15 rounds the 300 seems to reset my right jaw.
     

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  4. Vol1975

    Vol1975 Well-Known Member

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    30-06
    My meat and potatoes gun I call it. Use it for huntin out to 400 yards. I swear I believe I could close my eyes. Turn in circles and shoot upside down and I would hit the mark. The amount of game that has been taken with that rifle is insane.
     
  5. Remmy700

    Remmy700 Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Thanks for sharing, everyone. My lapua is the same to me, it seems that despite what i do short on my end the gun just picks up the slack. It is weird really. I shot 400 rounds out of it in the past two weeks and I have never known a gun so well, it’s a good feeling! Don’t even bother dialing no more I know where in the reticle to just shoot. I love it!
     
  6. Aldon

    Aldon Well-Known Member

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    I’m a little obsessed with this one. 264 WinMag, Model 70, .5 MOA with Nosler ammo. I’m old school I guess. I love the high polished bluing and the Wood stock. It’s a functional piece of art. 8C8336E9-ACEE-4403-B59C-FC299B4CE2DC.jpeg
    Close second would be my lever action 30-30.
     
  7. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

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    Very nice.
    While my current go-to rifles are(at least to my old eyes) the, characterless synthetic stocks and drab metalwork of the contemporary precision LR rifles, I don’t think they can ever replace the artistry of the classic walnut and blued steel classics. The Model 70 was my constant companion for my first four decades of hunting.
    My late 50’s vintage, 30-06 Model 70 Super-grade
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  8. KyCarl

    KyCarl Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    From deer to groundhogs I reach for my Browning 25-06?
    I've had it a long time and like it..
     
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  9. stx

    stx Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    I have one just like it....late 60s model.....has been my guide rifle for nearly 30 years!
     
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  10. chirodr1

    chirodr1 Well-Known Member

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    My current favorite is my Remington 700 6.5 Creedmoor. My son built for me for Father's Day 3 years ago. He trued the action and installed the barrel. As it was a surprise I did not have a stock for it. McMillan's delivery was about 5 months out. Excited to shoot it, I had a Remington ADL stock off a 700 varmint rifle which I installed. The stock has not pillars or bedding of any kind. The rifle still wears that stock and shoots in .2's and 3's. Needless to say even though I have the McMillian stock sitting in the safe, I will probably never install it on this rifle.
     
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  11. Rhino Hunter

    Rhino Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Here's a thumper that I really like. It's my Ruger Guide Gun in Ruger .375 Ruger. It's got quite a bark and a lot of bite, but it sure puts the hurt on anything I shoot with it.

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  12. Rhino Hunter

    Rhino Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Here is what I would call me "handiest" rifle. (My son borrowed it last fall.)

    It's a Ruger Gunsite Scoute rifle in .450 Bushmaster with a 16.1" barrel. It's GREAT bush gun! Short, light, LOUD, and packs a wallop. Definitely NOT a long range gun! LOL.

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  13. lewillia

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    223ai with a 1:8 twist sitting in a McMillan stock and a Bushnell LRHSi on top to shoot anything from prairie dogs to deer. 13E8B70C-F297-45C4-92C0-B316E30F1E8D.jpeg
     
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  14. Osiek

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    Well the one I been grabbing for 40 years has been a savage 1899 take down in 300 savage it has never let me down has put a lot of meat on the table And it’s easy to carry