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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2007 2:35 pm    Post subject: favorite rifle? Reply with quote

If you could only have one centerfire rifle what make, model and caliber would you choose? Mine would be my Tikka M695 in 30/06. I love this rifle. It shoots very accurately and looks good too.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2007 2:37 pm    Post subject: Re: favorite rifle? Reply with quote

trll ya mine in a minute but what is a tikka?

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2007 3:37 pm    Post subject: Re: favorite rifle? Reply with quote

Tikka's are a nice rifle as long as it was from before the Sako take over. My buddy has one in a 300 win mag, very nice. I really like my 270 Voere. Same thing, accuerate and a very pretty gun.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2007 3:59 pm    Post subject: Re: favorite rifle? Reply with quote

I LOVE my 30-30 lever winchester. but that might be the little kid watching westerns in me too. But I can get that thing going as fast as my auto-loading .22 and hit's the target everytime.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2007 4:12 pm    Post subject: Re: favorite rifle? Reply with quote

I have a Remington model 600 Mohawk chambered in .243. Extremely accurate. It was the first rifle that I used to kill a deer, and has never failed me. I believe they originally sold for $99. They were meant to be a cheap little gun, but were found to be extremely accurate "brush guns". I believe it has to do with the barrel being shorter than usual, something like a compact rifle.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2007 4:55 pm    Post subject: Re: favorite rifle? Reply with quote

Howdy. My Rem 788 in 308 it has the 18.5 inch carbine barrel,synthetic stock, topped off with a 3-9 leupold and man does this rifle shoot Very Happy I don't think this rifle has ever shot a group larger than a 1.5 inch and with a tuned load 3/4 inch (@100yds) all day long. It's by far my favorite.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2007 5:30 pm    Post subject: Re: favorite rifle? Reply with quote

If I could only have one rifle I'd get myself a LongBranch No. 4 Mk1* Enfield in 303 British. Most enjoyable handling rifle I've held. Smile

Its on the list, I could buy it now, but need money for after college so its on the back burner for now. Sad Would be a bonus if I could afford a matching Longbranch No.4 (T) but that would set me back more then my students loans for college! Shocked

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2007 5:37 pm    Post subject: Re: favorite rifle? Reply with quote

I have at times owned 4 788's SSJoe. Three .308 and a .243. The .308s all very accurate but have not found the right load for my .243. The first .308 I shot the barrel out, no idea how many thousand rounds I put thru it in thirty years. The throat just got too bad th shoot accurately anymore. The Tikka only beats them because of it's looks. I still look for 788s in every gun shop or show I go to. Would like to have all calibers, especially the 30/30 version.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2007 7:14 pm    Post subject: Re: favorite rifle? Reply with quote

Cool pit55, the reason i asked about the tikkas is that i never heard of it. of all my rifles i would choose my 8-06 with 125gr to 250 gr selection, it does everything i do or would hunt for. as for factory rifle ,i like my marlin 336 in 30-30 win. 100gr to 170gr ,works for me! Shooting dave

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2007 8:07 pm    Post subject: Re: favorite rifle? Reply with quote

I was at a gun show today and I had a 788 in .270 in my hands, beautiful rifle in excellent condition, $450. I almost bought it but I'm holding out for a pumpkin thrower. Looking at getting a handy rifle in .500 S&W.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2007 9:31 pm    Post subject: Re: favorite rifle? Reply with quote

A 788 in a 270? Are you sure?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2007 11:13 pm    Post subject: Re: favorite rifle? Reply with quote

Winchester Featherweight, pre64, Model 70, 270 Winchester. It exudes craftsmanship, is eary to carry and the 270 Winchester can do it all, from varmints to big game.

BTW: this rifle is amazingly accurate with cast bullets, gas check, too.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2007 4:36 am    Post subject: Re: Favorite rifle? Reply with quote

Only one, well that would be difficult. My preference would be a commercial FN Mauser in .280 Remington. Take care...
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2007 5:36 am    Post subject: Re: favorite rifle? Reply with quote

1899 savage in 250-3000,yeah thats the ticket!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2007 10:45 am    Post subject: Re: favorite rifle? Reply with quote

Winchester 94 in .30 WCF for ranges of 100 yds and less and Browning A-Bolt .30-06 for anything over 100 yds.

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