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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-29-2010, 07:31 AM
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With guns, as in most things in life, you pretty much get what you pay for.
Totally agree.

We cannot continue to do the same things and expect different results
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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-29-2010, 11:59 AM
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If you have to save a little to get the gun you will love do it. I'm currently looking/ saving / waiting for a rifle that will be my rifle for years to come. Better to have one you love than to one that you like.
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post #13 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-29-2010, 04:47 PM
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It took me 10 years to fill my two dream rifles. Just today I won the pre-64 Win model 88 in 308 cal. My gun purchasing is now on hold till next year or longer, who knows. Like I said before, it's like collecting old cars, you just have to want a particular model/brand then save up and get it. I'm pretty pumped right now, I've wanted that Sav 99 in 250-300 cal and a Win 88 for a looooog time and it happened! I'll post a picture when I get back from PA around the 15th next month.
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congrats hm you did it now go shoot a nice buck.
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post #15 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-30-2010, 02:18 AM
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The two new/old ones will be resting as I will be archery hunting in PA. They won't be vault queens and will be hunted with at some point. I 'm not too hard on guns when hunting with them. I try to keep damage to a minimum.
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post #16 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-30-2010, 11:04 AM
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"They won't be vault queens and will be hunted with at some point."

I try to rotate the rifles I hunt with during any given season. With the variety of calibers I have, it may be several years before getting back to using the same rifles used during last season. All I can do in between is to take each of them out a couple times a year to ensure the elements aren't winning the constant battle to maintain them.

I do find it interesting to observe the effects that each of the different rifle/bullet combinations have when hunting. Of course, shot placement has a lot to do with that effect. Last year's shot placement must have been on target - the deer taking at most 3 or 4 steps before dropping. Other years, I've had to go chase a deer a good 75 to 100 yards before finding him/her -- only to find during field dressing that there was a bullet hole right through the center of the heart.
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