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#3290880 - 07/14/13 07:59 AM Re: Best Treestand Deer Rifle? [Re: 7mminatree]
12 Point

Registered: 09/30/05
Posts: 6684
Loc: Knoxville, TN

 Originally Posted By: 7mminatree
My little Stevens 200 in a .308/timney trigger/elite 3x9 scope weighs out a 6 1/4 lbs. Shoots 1/2 MOA all day long. Sweet!

That is one light rifle. How in the world did you get it so light with the scope on it? The rifle itself is 6.5 pounds and the scope is 13 oz.
Winchester Model 70 Stainless Left Hand .270 Win.
McMillan Edge
Talley Lightweights
Zeiss Victory Varipoint #60 Illuminated

#3290883 - 07/14/13 08:05 AM Re: Best Treestand Deer Rifle? [Re: Model70Man]
4 Point

Registered: 09/29/06
Posts: 271
Loc: Florence, Alabama

Mine's a Browning A-bolt in 325 WSM, but I'm looking at going with a Winchester Model 70 Featherweight Compact in 7mm-08. Model Seven in same caliber sounds good too. I like the Compact Rugers also, but it sure is short with that 16.5 inch barrel..... thanks for the response!!
#3290934 - 07/14/13 09:41 AM Re: Best Treestand Deer Rifle? [Re: tiecampdeerslayer]
12 Point

Registered: 09/26/02
Posts: 5499
Loc: Franklin County

It took me 25 years of hunting to find what I consider the perfect treestand rifle. Model 7-SS chambered in 7mm-08 with a Zeiss 3-9x40 with Talley LW mounts.

Edited by Rackseeker (07/14/13 09:42 AM)
The best things in life, aren't things.

#3290969 - 07/14/13 10:48 AM Re: Best Treestand Deer Rifle? [Re: Model70Man]
6 Point

Registered: 01/12/12
Posts: 519
Loc: Unicoi Tn.

Routed out the stock and bedded the receiver and cut the barrel down to 18 inches.
#3290998 - 07/14/13 11:30 AM Re: Best Treestand Deer Rifle? [Re: Kimberman]
10 Point

Registered: 03/08/10
Posts: 2810
Loc: Rhea Co., TN

 Originally Posted By: Kimberman
I guess I'm different than some. I could care less how long/short/heavy/light my rifle is if I'm sitting in a tree stand all day. To be honest if I'm only up a tree, I would probably opt for my Pre 64 Win 70 in .264 with a 26" barrel, my heaviest and most accurate rifle. I want a short light rifle when I'm moving around on the ground or hiking these East TN hills, my favorite for that is my Kimber 84M Montana in .308. My best of both worlds gun is my Kimber 8400 in 270 WSM.

That's my thinking, as well, unless there is a long, hilly hike preceding my climb into my treestand.

#3291065 - 07/14/13 02:06 PM Re: Best Treestand Deer Rifle? [Re: EastTNHunter]
4 Point

Registered: 09/29/06
Posts: 271
Loc: Florence, Alabama

Rackseeker, I like that set up!!!!
#3291103 - 07/14/13 02:53 PM Re: Best Treestand Deer Rifle? [Re: tiecampdeerslayer]
6 Point

Registered: 08/13/12
Posts: 857
Loc: Coon Creek

My H&R Handi-Rifle in 270 WCF topped with a 50mm objective scope. It gathers a lot of light and is a very accurate rifle.

If I'm stillhunting, my 1980 model Winchester 94 30 WCF is my favorite.

#3291174 - 07/14/13 04:16 PM Re: Best Treestand Deer Rifle? [Re: 7mminatree]
12 Point

Registered: 11/06/02
Posts: 6955
Loc: savannah, tn., usa

Model 7 7mm/08 or encore 7mm/08 with 20 inch barrel. Its like a toy.
X Force is Bad!
Let em go and let em grow!
There is a difference in a turkey killer and a turkey hunter!

#3291297 - 07/14/13 06:34 PM Re: Best Treestand Deer Rifle? [Re: muddyboots]
1 good shot
8 Point

Registered: 09/05/09
Posts: 2347
Loc: memphis

i've got one stand that been really productive but visibility is is only about a 100 feet at best
so the deer are right on you before you can get a shot
so my ruger 357 max has been my primary choice there
though its getting harder and harder for me to see the iron sights. i'll probably carry my 3030 with the 16"barrel down there next time

#3291345 - 07/14/13 07:29 PM Re: Best Treestand Deer Rifle? [Re: 7mminatree]
10 Point

Registered: 08/21/12
Posts: 3371
Loc: maury county tn

browning a bolt 270 is what I use.

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