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Walleyes

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Re: Gun of the Week
« Reply #20 on: November 27, 2016, 11:55:22 AM »
Nice .280 deputy, as you know my boys and I are partial to the .280.
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Re: Gun of the Week
« Reply #21 on: November 27, 2016, 03:17:43 PM »
Love the 280, I have one, but looking at a Ruger No1 in 280. Nice DS, in that Mountain SS,  light package good pick.

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Re: Gun of the Week
« Reply #22 on: November 27, 2016, 03:21:48 PM »

That .280 looks like one neat little package.


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Re: Gun of the Week
« Reply #23 on: November 27, 2016, 03:36:12 PM »
Hey DS, I put may hands on one of those Ruger Mini's. Close but did't pick it up. Do you like the gun? The guy that wants to sell it to me still has it. 

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Re: Gun of the Week
« Reply #24 on: November 27, 2016, 06:31:04 PM »
Hey Lever, I think the mini is awesome. Great coyote rifle and the price on them is going crazy. I bought mine 3 years ago for $700 and now new they run over $1000. Hornady makes hunting ammo and for plinking use full metal jacket , around $10 a box. Check out Hicok 45 on you tube. He does a good job on this rifle. They are not a target gun but loads of fun. Everyone that shots mine wants one. Mine is the ranch and shoots 223 and 5.56. I am going to put the red dot on my shot gun and a scope on this rifle that will bring out more long range capability.
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Re: Gun of the Week
« Reply #25 on: November 27, 2016, 06:47:38 PM »
Thanks for the compliments on the 280 , for some reason it has less recoil than my 308 M70 Featherweight and my Rem 700 270. It is easy to carry and steady when shooting off hand. The rifle is very ergonomic it just fits. I was glad to read that a lot of other people here use the 280 . I have a 270 win when I bought it but never regret having it. It would be nice to have a 280 in a M 70 featherweight but it is great in bad weather and the stock is tough as nails. I am drooling over a Kimber Mountain Ascent but they are 3 times as Exspensive and don't kill any better. Cheers
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Re: Gun of the Week
« Reply #26 on: November 27, 2016, 06:49:33 PM »
Thanks DS I think I will take another look. Specially with the price I think I can get it at.

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Re: Gun of the Week
« Reply #27 on: November 27, 2016, 06:54:22 PM »
Lever if it is a newer one they are more accurate, 580 series. Good shooting
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Re: Gun of the Week
« Reply #28 on: November 27, 2016, 08:53:02 PM »
Hey sonny just got a chance to watch the video on the SVT 40. Cool gun. Interesting to hear him say the German's like the gun and used the captured ones back on the Russian. When I retire I'm going to do what Hickok 45 does,shoot guns all day. (probably not do videos though,I'm to ugly to be on TV.)

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Re: Gun of the Week
« Reply #29 on: November 28, 2016, 11:46:04 AM »

I like those Hicock 45 U-tube videos.  He gets his hands on seem pretty neat stuff.

I like that little private range of his.  I am in the process of making one like that myself.

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Re: Gun of the Week
« Reply #30 on: November 30, 2016, 08:28:55 AM »
My entry for today also happens to be the second rifle I owned and also the rifle from the story in the proudest shot ever made post.

It's a Remington Gamemaster 760 in .270. Before Remington turned the Gamemaster into a cheap replica of what they once were. This gun I received as a gift from a fellow from down in California that my father guided for many years every fall. As a bonus for a few years he brought each of us , my father and brother and I up a gun each. This was mine. I received the gun in 1981. I honestly can't recall the game this gun has taken, it's the only gun I packed for probably 22 years. Numerous moose, deer and bear, coyote. I know I will never own another gun that I will take even a fraction of the game I have taken with this gun. Each of my boys killed their first deer and the older boys their first moose with this gun as well, it's  a part of our family this gun for sure.

It sits in the safe now waiting to be passed on some day, it's done it's work it just gets petted now and again.

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Re: Gun of the Week
« Reply #31 on: November 30, 2016, 03:04:01 PM »
That is a good looking rifle ,I like the checkering pattern. They were popular and effective for that second shot. The first two deer I killed were with one similar to that in 30-06. But it was not as pretty, your grandson will love it. Cheers.( or grand daughter )
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Re: Gun of the Week
« Reply #32 on: November 30, 2016, 03:04:32 PM »
Your right about the new ones, I had one in 30-06, if I did't slam it home hard, the pump would not lock and then of course not fire. If I was an anti it would have been great, it made enough noise when you work the action to scare a momma grizzly away from here clubs. Nice to see your's resting until the next gen  picks it up.

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Re: Gun of the Week
« Reply #33 on: November 30, 2016, 09:07:13 PM »
Nice basket weave checkering on that one walleyes.  :)

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Re: Gun of the Week
« Reply #34 on: December 01, 2016, 06:35:19 PM »
This is my Ruger Sporter 338 win mag, shot a moose and a bear with it. It is very accurate and hits like a sledgehammer . Scope is a Leupold VXII 3x9 , it is my lucky rifle.
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Re: Gun of the Week
« Reply #35 on: December 01, 2016, 07:44:48 PM »
Sharp looking gun Deputy.

Love the .338 mag  solid big game caliber, one of the best no doubt.
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Re: Gun of the Week
« Reply #36 on: December 01, 2016, 08:20:41 PM »
Great caliber the 338, That's another one of those "if you only had one gun" choices I would pick. The stock and SS on that one sure works.

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Re: Gun of the Week
« Reply #37 on: December 01, 2016, 08:30:37 PM »
I'm going with a Brno Fox-Mod 2 in 22 Hornet. Double set trigger, and elite limited edition Bushnell scope. This is my short range coyote gun. The 22 hornet is not the top pick for song dogs, but this gun is fun to shoot and lays them out pretty good at 150 yards or so. 

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Re: Gun of the Week
« Reply #38 on: December 01, 2016, 08:41:53 PM »
That is a real European looking gun . I like the set trigger and elegant stock lines. Not a lot of them around I would bet, the smaller calibers are sooooo fun to shoot.
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Re: Gun of the Week
« Reply #39 on: December 02, 2016, 08:29:40 AM »
Like the lines on that one sonny. The 22 hornet is a forgotten caliber don't know why as they are a sweet little caliber. Over the last few years manf  have came out with some fancy new calibers to treat the unknowing but really for the most part they're just repeats of what we already had. Give me a Hornet over any of the new fangled small cal any day.
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