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post #21 of 31 (permalink) Old 03-12-2010, 11:31 AM
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hey another south paw !! only left hand people are in their right mind !!
I have two favorites and I use semi-auto's because I am a south paw and I have not found a bolt action that I like for a south paw. My favorite for big trophy deer or elk is my Browning 300 win mag semi auto. I like it because very little recoil and is very accurate. It will shoot a tight pattern at two hundred yards. My back up rifle is a Remington BDL 30 06 semi auto. Both are a little on the heavy side because being semi automatic rifles, but for a left hander like myself they work pretty good. I used to have a left handed bolt by Savage 30 06 but I really didn't care for it.
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post #22 of 31 (permalink) Old 03-16-2010, 09:02 PM
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Guess I'd have to say that my favorite (as of last season) is the Remington 6mm/.244 that I inherited from my grandfather. It's semi-auto for a second shot if/when needed. Last season, the second shot wasn't needed. Even at 50+ yrs old, it's still a one-shot/one-kill rifle. With a muzzle velocity of 3100 fps and almost 1800 ft/lbs of energy at 100 yds, what's NOT to like about the round. The rifle is not exactly lightweight, but it's perfect for deer hunting here on the property. Lighter rounds would be great for smaller varmints, but the 100 grain Core-Lokts are good for deer, hogs, and/or other like game.
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post #23 of 31 (permalink) Old 04-02-2010, 08:10 AM
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Mine I would say is my browning A-bolt 270wsm. The grip feels alot like a remington not bulky to hold and shoulders great. And it will drive nails, with someone else shooting it LOL. It also put my first buck on the wall, the 8 point in my pics. My second is my 45/70 buffalo classic by Wesson&Harrington. Not a high $ rifle but deadly with it's 32" barrel and 3x9 scope.

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post #24 of 31 (permalink) Old 04-13-2010, 02:17 PM
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My fovorite rifle to use is a 270
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post #25 of 31 (permalink) Old 09-17-2010, 01:54 AM
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Don't have just 1. I like all the rifles I have harvested deer with.

1. Custom Mauser long action (.264 Win Mag) Barrel by (?)Lone Star Rifle Co with a Reinhart Fajen Stock and an old Redfield wideview scope.
Got my first/best deer with this one (was dad's at the time).

2. 1903 A3 30.06 sporterized back before I was born (also a Fajen stocked gun) Never failed me yet. Just replaced the 1960s Weaver 4x (broken ) with a Nikon Buckmaster BDC.(was dad's and then my first deer gun)

3. Inter-arms Mark X .243 , kinda plain but very flat shooting and it took the biggest bodied deer of mine (300# 10 pointer with a 150+ B&C rack) at 130 yards on a trot. Dropped instantly.

Gonna try a new to me, Browning BLR in 308 this year as the kids are being gifted two of the above.
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post #26 of 31 (permalink) Old 09-17-2010, 05:18 AM
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kimber 300wsm,rra lar8,savage 116/3006,savage116/300wsm.hell i dont know love em all and they all shoot.
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post #27 of 31 (permalink) Old 09-19-2010, 10:57 PM
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my dear, and trusted Remington Model 710 in .270 WIN. never a mis-fire (other than bad factory ammo), and the "poor mans deer gun" has become my all around hunting and long range shooting gun, after investing quite a bit into it. never had a deer, or any other fur bearing animal, run more than a few feet. its fairly economical to shoot, and reload, has mild-recoil, and will drop ANYTHING in North America. its the brother to the legendary .30-06. and puts up a hell of a show against one! it is all in what you like.

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post #28 of 31 (permalink) Old 09-25-2010, 01:32 PM
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My favorite depends on what I'm shooting and where. Short distance, hilly woody area, shooting for deer would be my H&R Pardner 20 gauge slugthrower or my sporterized Lee-Enfield British .303. Long distance flat or rolling hills for deer or pronghorn would be my .303. Woody, hilly area for turkey would be my H&R 20 gauge shotgun(not the slugthrower) or my Marlin .22 semi-auto rifle. Flat or rolling hills for prairie dogs would also be my Marlin .22. And haven't tried it yet, but would love to get a deer with my heirloom '94 lever action .25-35 caliber(made in 1911) that was my grandfathers and than given to me by my father before he died(with the challenge to actually shoot a deer with it). It needs a new stock and some work on the gate, but soon I wil be accepting that challenge.
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post #29 of 31 (permalink) Old 09-26-2010, 09:42 PM
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id also have to add the ol' winchester ranger 30-30. passed from dad to me, and still to this day i enjoy shooting. it will be my main deer gun this year, as one of the property's im hunting really doesnt have a need for my .270. the .270 will get used for the old power line land i hunt.

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post #30 of 31 (permalink) Old 10-03-2010, 01:19 PM
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If were to buy another rifle it would be a bolt gun in 7mmMag but until then my M99 Savage in 308 win that has served me well for fourty years will just have to do.
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