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#544815 - 12/31/07 01:30 AM Ever have one of them rifles
Steve Eggers
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you cant consistantly leave at home?

Mine is a 700 Mountain rifle in 260 Rem . It has a Mcmillian swirly stock that TiminTN Pillar bedded for me along with some trigger work and Polishing the crown . Other than this its stock.
It shoots 1/2 -3/4 Moa with several load choices and the only complaint is that it heats up really quick with the small barrel at the range

Thinking about it tonight I have killed more deer with this gun that any other that I own now or have owned.

I thought once or twice about rebarreling it to something else but I probably never will.

I have 2 other rifles at present, a 7mm/300 Win Mag (7mm Claunch Magnum) and a 338-06, both customs
Both shoot farther and harder by far than the little pop gun but It seems to be my Go To Rifle

And strangly enough I have killed my two largest bucks with it even though I hunt with them all about the same amount. Including the one I shot Sat Morning


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#544877 - 12/31/07 07:39 AM Re: Ever have one of them rifles [Re: Steve Eggers]
Kimberman
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My Kimber 8400 in 270 WSM is like that. Everything I have shot with it has fell dead in its tracks.
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#544920 - 12/31/07 08:38 AM Re: Ever have one of them rifles [Re: Kimberman]
stik
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every deer i have ever killed with a rifle, with 1 exception, was killed with my model 70 featherweight 270. one was killed with my tikka 30-06.the winchester is my "go-to" gun. i've had it since 1987.
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#544951 - 12/31/07 09:17 AM Re: Ever have one of them rifles [Re: stik]
Hogbear
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Heavy barrel Ruger 77 in .243. It weighs a ton but when I swing it up for an offhand shot, it just seems to lock on target. A lot of my buds have made fun of me for lugging that heavy beast around all day but it's worth it when it comes time for the shot...besides, I can use the exercise. I've been using my .30-06 A-bolt more lately since the 100th aniv but I still think of the .243 as the deer rifle and it drops them in their tracks a lot more reliably than the '06.
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#545092 - 12/31/07 12:27 PM Re: Ever have one of them rifles [Re: Hogbear]
smstone22
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My 700 ADL in 260 is my go to now.
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#545175 - 12/31/07 02:02 PM Re: Ever have one of them rifles [Re: smstone22]
Cull Buck Hunter
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Rem 700 SPS in 300wsm.
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#545315 - 12/31/07 04:52 PM Re: Ever have one of them rifles [Re: Cull Buck Hunter]
Steve Eggers
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http://www.24hourcampfire.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php?ubb=download&Number=1258

Heres a pic of my 260
It noew wheres a 1.75-6X42 Nikon instead of the IOR

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#545320 - 12/31/07 05:04 PM Re: Ever have one of them rifles [Re: Steve Eggers]
Model70Man
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I wish I had one of them. Instead, I have to choose from one of my Model 70's.
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#545321 - 12/31/07 05:04 PM Re: Ever have one of them rifles [Re: Steve Eggers]
shanel
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 Originally Posted By: Steve Eggers
you cant consistantly leave at home?

Mine is a 700 Mountain rifle in 260 Rem . It has a Mcmillian swirly stock that TiminTN Pillar bedded for me along with some trigger work and Polishing the crown . Other than this its stock.
It shoots 1/2 -3/4 Moa with several load choices and the only complaint is that it heats up really quick with the small barrel at the range

Thinking about it tonight I have killed more deer with this gun that any other that I own now or have owned.

I thought once or twice about rebarreling it to something else but I probably never will.

I have 2 other rifles at present, a 7mm/300 Win Mag (7mm Claunch Magnum) and a 338-06, both customs
Both shoot farther and harder by far than the little pop gun but It seems to be my Go To Rifle

And strangly enough I have killed my two largest bucks with it even though I hunt with them all about the same amount. Including the one I shot Sat Morning



700 mtn.rifle in 25-06,it just feels better.

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#545602 - 12/31/07 08:45 PM Re: Ever have one of them rifles [Re: Steve Eggers]
Tikkabuck
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Yep ,Tikka Whitetail Hunter in 7mm-08,it's got an old Baush and Lomb on it and it's flat deadly with a 140gr load and dead on with a 154gr load.
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#545940 - 01/01/08 09:12 AM Re: Ever have one of them rifles [Re: Steve Eggers]
Plateau Hunter
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It is difficult to leave a .260 at home if deer are on the menu or most anything else for that matter.

I killed a mature doe with my .260 Ruger boat paddle yesterday morning. It was a bad shot, ruined a ham, but the 129 Hornady shattered the femur and resulted in a long massive blood trail where I found her dead in a pool of bloody water in a dry limestone creek bed.

The .260 is such a nice user friendly round. I like the 129g Hornadys as they are cheap(relatively) and work so well. I also have some Nosler parts. which I have never used and some 90g TNTs for coyotes and such. I have some roundnose 160s on hand in case a rogue elephant every gets loose on my property!

The .260 is easy to load and is so versatile. Recoil is not a factor even for my young boys. Brass seems to be more difficult to find or at least a lot pricier than it was. Needing some brass this season, I just got some Win 7/08 brass and ran it into the .260 sizer die just enough to chamber and loaded them up-works great. I don't have a 7/08 so headstamp is not much of an issue for me.

As much as I like the .35s(and they are certainly super too) the mid sized 6.5s are the cat's meow for 99% of the hunting that I and most of us do. Plateau Hunter
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#545949 - 01/01/08 09:24 AM Re: Ever have one of them rifles [Re: Plateau Hunter]
Whelen Man
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Mine's a 358 Winchester built on a Mauser Action in a Bell & Carlson stock with a 20" Douglas barrel & Timney trigger. It just feels good in the hand and unless I'm hunting box blinds over long fields it's the one I take most often. Truth be told it would do for 95% of the shots I might ever get even in the box blinds.
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#548508 - 01/03/08 12:34 PM Re: Ever have one of them rifles [Re: Whelen Man]
Collector
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Yep.


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