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If you could only own three rifles
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allenpmw
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 6:30 am    Post subject: If you could only own three rifles Reply with quote

What rifles would you own if you could only own three???

My picks
6.5-338 rum shortend .1875
330-338 rum shortend .1875
338-300 rum rifle waighs 16lbs for the long shot


6.5 120gr 3638fps
330 225gr 3042fps
338 225gr 3157fps (29"bbl)

The 338rum case is shorten .1875 to fit 30/06 actions.

The 330 is in a stainless ruger controld feed, Timmney trigger set at 3lbs it has a 23" Hart bbl leaupold 4.5-14 and is 340 wby comp. just right for the big stuff.(This rifle holds three rounds in the box with no alterations)

The 6.5 is the same only in a rem 700 shilin #4 taper 26" bbl leaupold 4.5-14 jeweld trigger with drop safty set at 1lb it loves antelope!

The big 338-300 hase a 29" lilja leaupold 6.5-20 jeweld trigger with a drop safty set at 12oz. lets go long!!

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 6:48 am    Post subject: Re: If you could only own three rifles Reply with quote

I own them...

.22 Winchester Model 290
.30 WCF Winchester Model 94
.30-06 Browning A-bolt

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 8:43 am    Post subject: Re: If you could only own three rifles Reply with quote

Very Happy .223 rem-bolt gun
.30-06 bolt gun
.45-70 lever gun(marlin)

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 8:57 am    Post subject: Re: If you could only own three rifles Reply with quote

I'm going to somewhat agree with Bushy. Although the calibers would be different I'd want to keep it simple. A good bolt action .22 with a 2.5-7x32 scope for small game. a 7mm Rem Mag with a descent 4-16x40 scope and one of those newer Marlin lever guns in a .450 Marlin. These guns would cover any need I would have from a rifle.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:02 pm    Post subject: Re: If you could only own three rifles Reply with quote

A M-1 Garand ,a K98 or Winchester M70 series,and a Ruger 10/22

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:52 pm    Post subject: Re: If you could only own three rifles Reply with quote

One of these in .458 Lott (he's local so what the heck...) Always wanted a DG rifle for some reason....and at 160# wet, it should be 'entertaining' to shoot.

tomdodge.com/rifles/M9.../index.htm




Marlin Guide Gun- .45-70, SS. Just drop dead gorgeous, and potent! There's just sumpin' about these straight gripped stocks.... Razz




My as issued, battle scarred, Yugoslav made M-59 Carbine. This thing is ugly as sin and its' a GREAT all day shooter. It's all orriginal, un- reconditioned, everything works, even the rr sight leaf still slides up and back and it meters distances spot-on.
I'm not sure why, neither is anyone else cuz no one else likes it, but I just love this old thing....esp when the gong goess *clang!* at 200/300y or some furball gets a taste Smile And when the ammo's gone, ya can get up-close-and-personal with the fold-up sticker...old school like! Laughing :

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 2:12 pm    Post subject: Re: If you could only own three rifles Reply with quote

Stovepipe
Iv'e owend two 458 lotts still have one and thay are a blast!
when you get one go cow elk huntin and bust one through both shoulders!
I keep mine just in case a roge eleaphant comes to town!

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 2:30 pm    Post subject: Re: If you could only own three rifles Reply with quote

Lucky devil! I've never shot one.

A gent next to me once lit one off and I almost soiled myself. Mad
Said his .470 was even wickeder. Shocked I could not imagine freehanding something like that...

Those DG rifles are really something else and, for me, represent the apex-predator of the rifle world. Not to metnion being drop dead gorgeous as a matter of form follwing function.

Looks can kill. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 2:48 pm    Post subject: Re: If you could only own three rifles Reply with quote

.22 mag
.308 win
.338 win mag

They will take care of my needs Very Happy

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 3:09 pm    Post subject: Re: If you could only own three rifles Reply with quote

.22 Remington bolt
30-06 Win 70
30-30

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 3:16 pm    Post subject: Re: If you could only own three rifles Reply with quote

stovepipe

your are the man. you made me laugh out loud!
Just a side not hear I'm right in the middle of building me a 470 NITRO DOUBLE RIFFLE AS WE SPEAKE!!!
It probubly wont be ready to fire for a while it seams I always have somthing els going on.
Why a 470 Nitro??? Why the HELL NOT

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 3:21 pm    Post subject: Re: If you could only own three rifles Reply with quote

Hmmm!!

Ruger 10/22 would take care of plinking and small game

AR-15 in 5.56 NATO would take care of varmints, two and four legged and even deer in a pinch. Not at all recommending it as a deer rifle.

Marlin 1895 in .45-70 would take care of just about anything you want, with proper handloads.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 4:06 pm    Post subject: Re: If you could only own three rifles Reply with quote

Dont know what particular rifle, never want to think of the horror of only allowed to have three.

However, I would consider 3 types.

A good 22LR - for short distances small game.
A good centerfire (maybe a 45-70) for longer distances.
A good shotgun - for close and fast actions.

Basically those are what I carry whenever I went to a new (unknown) hunting locations.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 6:30 pm    Post subject: Re: If you could only own three rifles Reply with quote

6,5x55 for smal game
30.06 for big game
416. Rigby for dangerous game
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 7:05 pm    Post subject: Re: If you could only own three rifles Reply with quote

Not as nice as Stovey's, but just as servicable...



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