Hunting Rifles

Discussion in 'Rifles' started by AresBlade, Sep 30, 2014.

  1. AresBlade

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    I hope it's okay that I start very similar discussions in both places, but here I'm looking for what you've got for hunting rifles in your arsenals. Here's mine (I'll try to follow up with pics):

    Winchester Model 70 Sporter - .223 Rem
    Savage Model 11 Trophy Hunter XP - .22-250
    Savage Model 116 Trophy Hunter XP (En route) - .25-06 Rem
    Savage Model 99C - .308 Win
    Lee Enfield Number 4 Mark 1 - .303 British
    Thompson Center Venture with Weather Guard - .300 Win Mag

    With the recent purchase of the 250, I think the .223 is going to be more of a range gun, since it's a tack driver and fun to blow through a lot of ammo, but for now it's been my primary coyote gun so I'm including it. Can't wait to get the .25-06 and use that for whitetails this fall.
  2. Profit5500

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    I Googled a pic of the Lee Einfield Number 4 Mark 1 and it looks awesome. I looked at this one pic of a Einfield and it looked awesome the pic is below.

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  3. GearZ

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    I don't really have time to hunt these days and, when I do, its mainly birds so I use shotguns. That said, the following are the rifles in my hunting battery:

    • Ruger 10/22. Its stock other than a threaded barrel. I have 10 and 25 rounders for magazines. When the feds approve said, it will wear a silencer. Hunting with said is legal in this state.
    • WInchester 94 in .30/30 WCF. It has a peep site, handles well, and is fine for deer sized game.
    • Marlin 1895CB in .45/70 Gov't. Its a real thumper and, properly loaded, will take any game in my region. Its a beautiful rifle, but I am considering trading it off.
  4. Profit5500

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    How much does it cost to have a Ruger 10/22? I would go with the Remington 700 if I get the money to buy one lol. It would be nice to have that .308 Winchester round going into a deer from 200 yards away.
  5. GearZ

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    Ruger 10/22s, generally, float around $200 give or take around here. That is for a plain model and not one that has a bunch of aftermarket parts.
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    Sounds cheap in price to me so it would not take long to save but then you have to buy ammo along with the gun. Since the Ruger 10/22 is a .22 caliber gun it would not be a problem with recoil.
  7. GearZ

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    Yes, recoil is essentially non-existent. You are correct about .22LR ammo prices; they've been nuts in the last few years. Here's hoping it settles down eventually.

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