Your favorite hunting rifle of all time

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  1. Sand Rat

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    Newest addition to the herd, Ruger Hawkeye African in 6.5 X55.
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    I saw one of these in Cabela's...gave it heavy consideration.
    Great caliber and beautiful rifle.
     
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    Blaser R8 rifles, own 3 and about to get another one. (y)
     

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    This has to be my new Royal Ultramark in .257 Weatherby.
    Got it last spring and will be taking it hunting in October for mule deer. The .257 is already my favorite cartridge on everything up to elk. I have shot one for a few years now
     

  5. RWilliams

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    Great replies, and some fine looking rifles for sure. I've had my Winchester M70 EW for less than a year, but it just seems to fit me, which gives me a lot of confidence. Another M70 in .375 is on the shortlist for my next African trip. If they built an EW in 6.5x55, I'd swap my T3X without a second thought.
     

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    That is an easy question for me. My dad gave me a Remington 700, 243 when I was eleven years old. It was my first deer rifle. At some point in its life it had a beautiful
    Walnut stock, but not now. The bluing leaves much to be desired as well. It was given to me topped with a Redfield tracker scope and that's still what it wears today.
    It is in the corner next to our garage door ready to be picked up at a moments notice. Now I'm not bragging but I don't know how many deer and coyote, fox and ground hog
    that rifle has killed. Never kept count. I wouldn't take ten thousand dollars for that rifle!! My son doesn't hunt and my daughter will only turkey hunt with me so
    maybe a grandchild?
     
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    Tikka T3 Stainless Lite 30-06. with Limbsaver Recoil pad
    I use three scopes
    - Leupold vxII 1-4 for short distances and driven hunt
    - Leupold VXIII 4.5-14x50 for long distances
    - Zeiss 7x50 wit red dot for spotting (night and day)
    - I use handloaded Nosler Accubond 165gr for hunting and Nosler Custom Competition 155gr for practising
     

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    For me, my FN Commercial in 9.3x62. Just seems to be lucky and inspire confidence
     

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    Ruger Model 1 in 300 Win Mag on the left bottom picture! Was given to me by my wife as a gift. As I’ve said before I would never part with it and I have taken everything from porcupines to eland with it!

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    Currently my Interarms Mark X .25-06 Remington rifle has impressed me with doing everything I've asked of it. It came with a 3-9X50 Nikon Buckmaster scope mounted. I've been using Federal ammo with the 110 grain Nosler Accubond bullet as well as Federal Power Shock 117 grain JSP. I discovered Doubletap and Underwood offer a .25-06 round loaded with the 110 grain Nosler Accubond at 3250 fps mv. I'll see how that performs,at the range and if all goes well, I'll mount my Leupold VX5HD 3-15X44 IR scope insyead of the Nikon, and get a custom turret for the Underwood load. Doubletap has been flaky on lead times advertised on their web site and responding to inquiries when I ordered from them - lead time shown was 2-3 days and wound up being 6 months after I placed my order and a bunch of unanswered emails and lack of return calls by phone about my order in between. I'm done with Doubletap personally.
     

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    I had a Ruger #1 in .270 Win, and like an idiot I sold it. :A Bang Head: That's a dandy of an Eland by the way. Old one ear!
     
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    Thank you sir he was indeed a nice one!
     

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    Hi Scrumbag,

    Can you show some pictures of your FN Commercial 9,3x62? How many rounds can be loaded in the magazine?
    Thank you!

    CF
     

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    My favorite fire arm in general is my 12 bore Beretta S686 Special model over-under built to take the 70 millimeter cartridge . It has a fully choked upper muzzle and a half ( modified ) choked lower muzzle. It is excellent for bird shooting and with an SG cartridge in the lower barrel , it is excellent for Sambhar deer as well . I killed my final and 32 nd man- eating leopard in 1995 with an SG twelve pellet cartridge from this gun's half choked barrel ( however l do not recommend this practice , as it is very risky ) . . Italians make very good fire arms .
     
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  15. Ridgewalker

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    I have been struggling to figure this out. JMO, but the rifle is only a tool for the next adventure. I really don’t think I am passionate about any as long as they are accurate. The hunt seems to always be my priority.
     

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