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If you could pick one rifle model as your favorite what would it be. Mine doesn't even take much thinking. Ill probably get called swampy for this but its the rem 700 classic. Ive got a 6mm and a 300h&h and foolishly let an 06 and 257 roberts pass through my hands. Its a gun that just plain fits me is pretty in a conservative way. Didn't take a second mortgage to buy and every one ive had has shot well. If I could have only one it would be a classic and id take back my 06 and never feel lacking in any big game hunt in the continental US. Its the gun the ruger 77 should have been. Very similar in style but across the board the 700s outshot 90 percent of the 77s ive owned. Especially the ones in the 60s and 70s. I guess im not in the majority though because there still making those 2moa rugers and the classic is just a footnote in gun history. today my pick out of my own safe without buying anything would be my rem 700 sps matte blued rifle that I fitted a cdl stock to and had it oil finished. Yes swampy haters its a 700 in 3006


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I'm still looking for my favorite, but I'll be following this thread to get some ideas.
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I am particularly fond of the Krag system. Smooth and easy to reload, safely, even in very cold weather; reloading can be done with your gloves on.
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Thumbs up remington 700 BDL

is my fav BA rifle...simple...reliable...rugged...:tango_face_s mile:

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unfortunately, i've never been able to use a bolt action
rifle in the correct fashion. (that is to say holding it rigidly
in place with your eye still on target while manipulating
the action with the other hand. i have to take it down
while looking at the rifle- WRONG! -and work it,
then put it back up and re-acquire the target)
i've missed a lot of good deals on really nice bolt actions
over the years because of my inability to properly use one.
to me, they're a heavy single shot with extra ammo storage.

i couldn't pick a favorite among any of my levers, singles,
or semi's.

probably my dad's 1950 marlin 30/30 my mom bought
him back when they were really young and still poor.
i have no idea how many animals he shot with it.
i know i've shot a couple of boxcars worth myself.
i never had the gun writer's problems of poor accuracy
and lack of power with it.

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My favorite is an H&R 45-70 topped with a Leupold 6X scope and right behind it is my yugo m48 with a mojo peep sight.

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old Winchester 30-30
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post #9 of 70 (permalink) Old 10-07-2018, 09:47 AM
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My favorite is an 03A3 custom Springfield 30-06. Since I had it built it fits me perfectly, has a great trigger but most of all it is a lucky rifle. It is the one I always have in hand when the end of the season is near.

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I would have to say my TCR 87 with a 7mm08 barrel installed I have killed a number of deer with it .

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