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sheepguide

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Whats Everyones Go To Gun This Season?
« on: April 11, 2012, 10:43:46 AM »
Hey guys just thought id throw this up as we are now into 2012 season and was curious what everyone will be packing for a rifle into the bush or mountains this year. Make sure to throw up a description and a pic if you have one!!!!!
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Re: Whats Everyones Go To Gun This Season?
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2012, 11:03:37 AM »
Well here is mine. Many know it already but ill post here again.

.280AI built on my pre 64 win. action by Customgunworx topped with a VX-1  2-7x33. Shooting handloaded 150gr partitions.

2011 season was its maiden year and here are a couple field pics of it.







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Re: Whats Everyones Go To Gun This Season?
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2012, 11:56:34 AM »
Ruger M77 with Leupold 3 x 9 vari x-ii in Win .270.
I have hunted with this gun for 25 years and it has never let me down yet so why change.
Shooting Nosler 140 grain AccuBonds lately on deer, moose, and elk.
In the past I always used 130 grain Sierra GameKing boat-tails with no problems.  I think only these forums led me to switch to the slightly heavier bonded bullets.

Darcy, what does your 280 rifle weigh?
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Re: Whats Everyones Go To Gun This Season?
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2012, 12:00:07 PM »
Darcy, what does your 280 rifle weigh?

Right at 7lbs with scope, rings , sling and swivels. That is with a 24"bbl. Could have gone lighter with a short action rifle but that action has a huge amount of history in the Caroline area dating back to one of the biggest grizz ever shot in Alberta being shot with it in the late 40's.  Also could have shaved some with a shorter lighter recoil pad but this one balances the rifle perfect and feels good to shoot.
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Re: Whats Everyones Go To Gun This Season?
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2012, 02:43:52 PM »
That is a wildcat Justin.
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Re: Whats Everyones Go To Gun This Season?
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2012, 04:52:45 PM »
SG did you paint yours or did it come painted?  Im going to have one soon as well but they no longer offer the painted ones just sanded and filled or carbon wrapped.

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Re: Whats Everyones Go To Gun This Season?
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2012, 04:54:52 PM »
My gunsmith buddy painted my stock. Cant remember the name of the paint but its super durable.
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Re: Whats Everyones Go To Gun This Season?
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2012, 06:12:16 PM »
3006, 700 Mountain series with the monte carlo stock. Sorry no pics.

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Re: Whats Everyones Go To Gun This Season?
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2012, 06:51:52 PM »
SG would you be able to find out what kind of paint he used?  My deer and elk rifle will be a trg-s 300 rum and the mountain rifle that is in the works as we speak will be a light weight 7 wsm built off of a rem 700

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Re: Whats Everyones Go To Gun This Season?
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2012, 07:12:01 PM »
I just texted him and it is Zolatone. Ive put mine through hell this last year and its held up good.
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Re: Whats Everyones Go To Gun This Season?
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2012, 07:50:56 PM »
I'll be using the same one since 1976.. ;)

My trusty Winchester 70 in .30-06.. ;D

I have had and still do own other rifles but this is my meat gun.

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Re: Whats Everyones Go To Gun This Season?
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2012, 11:41:10 PM »
I'll be using the same one since 1976.. ;)

My trusty Winchester 70 in .30-06.. ;D

I have had and still do own other rifles but this is my meat gun.
Nice you can't go wrong with the 30-06 i would bet that its one of the most popular calibers and has put more meat on the table for hunters than any other caliber.

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Re: Whats Everyones Go To Gun This Season?
« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2012, 09:05:19 PM »
7mm remington ultra mag.... my new girl... will be using it for all species... with reduced loads for deer of course

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Re: Whats Everyones Go To Gun This Season?
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2012, 01:17:06 PM »
338 Win Mag,Model 70 Classic.

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Re: Whats Everyones Go To Gun This Season?
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2012, 09:23:02 PM »
Ill be using my old ruger m77 in 300wm as usual. Im hoping to have a half octagon barrel on it and reblued by hunting season if the wedding doesnt completely bankrupt me lol
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Re: Whats Everyones Go To Gun This Season?
« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2012, 10:25:58 PM »
I bought a Tikka T3 in 7mm rem mag last year, haven't had much time with it. I put a Nikon Monarch Gold 2.5-10x50mm I love the scope but am not really used to the whole setup yet, I got the standard x-hair, not much for the BDC system, if a guy knows his rifle and his distances well enough I think all that high tech stuff is more of a hindrance.

Hunted with a Winchester model 70 7mm rem mag most my life, my dad bought it in 1965 and gave it to me when I turned 18, the stories that rifle could tell. Got tired of packing it around, it's a heavy pig, saving it for my son, still drives tacks I have reached out and touched a few deer with it at 400+ yards with hand loads. I took a bear on my cousins oat field at 500 with it.

My dad left me a bunch of guns including his 300 Weatherby, which he loved. He also bought a 257 Weatherby last year it's a great long range unit but lacks the hitting power. He left me another 7mm Winchester model 70 too with a muzzle brake on it, might have 60 or 70 rounds through it, probably going to sell it or trade it on something, don't really need another one.

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Re: Whats Everyones Go To Gun This Season?
« Reply #16 on: April 19, 2012, 03:01:29 PM »
Always wanted this gun and finally got it. going to try it out hunting this year. it a marlin 336xlr

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Re: Whats Everyones Go To Gun This Season?
« Reply #17 on: April 21, 2012, 12:25:26 PM »
My go to rifle will be a Ruger Sporter black,338 win mag,3x9 Leupold vxll ss.
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Re: Whats Everyones Go To Gun This Season?
« Reply #18 on: April 21, 2012, 11:48:12 PM »
My X-bolt 270 wsm. Loaded up with 110gr ttsx topped with a VX-II 4x12x50. This will be my sons one day.

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Re: Whats Everyones Go To Gun This Season?
« Reply #19 on: April 24, 2012, 02:48:00 PM »
Here is a rifle that I will be hunting deer with this fall time to take out some safe queens and there are a few them around.  This one is a 375 AI