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    What rifle brands do you use?

    I enjoy hearing what other hunters use for their rifles. I currently use a Savage model 111 in 30-06, with a Simmons 44 mag scope on it. It isn't expensive, and it isn't pretty, but it gets the job done in spades. It's accurate, and tough. I don't have to worry about putting scratches on it in the wilds. And, it feels like part of my body when I shoot it, like an old friend. My other rifle is a Browning A bolt in .270 Winchester with a Leopold 2.5-8x gold ring scope. It's very light weight, and fast to get on target. Also, a very accurate rifle. It's a bit shiny though, and I cringe when I put a scratch on her. Sorta like a pretty young lady, ya wanna be nice to her. So, she goes with me when I can be a bit more careful, like when I'm stand hunting. I'm confident with both rifles.

    What do ya'll use for your hunting?

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    Yorkshireman in Darkest Cornwall
    An M1917 in 308, a 357 Mag Greener GP and a Uberti Highwall in 45-120. All used for game.
    So it's fair to say I like the more unusual rifles and cartridges compared to most UK hunters.

    The 308 will become a bigger 30 cal same rifle, the 357 will be a 256 Win Mag same rifle and the 45-120 will be something bigger in a new rifle
    Any Questions Feel Free to PM me

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    Too numerous to list, but some of my oldest rifles used for hunting are:
    1873 Winchester in .44-40
    1895 Winchester in .30-03
    1888 Commission Gewehr in 8x57I
    1894 Mauser Sporting Rifle in 6.5x55
    1919 Mauser Type A in 8x60S

    Newest ones include:
    Tikka T3 Lite in 7mm-08 with Burris 2-7x35 FFI with BDC
    Steyr Prohunter in 7x64 with Vortex Diamondback 4-12x40 with BDC

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    Sako 75 Hunter in .243

    BRNO No.2 in .22

    Both are used mainly un-moderated but occasionally I reluctantly stick a mod on when circumstances dictate it.

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    .22 Air Arms S400 /Sightron S11 6x42
    .17HMR CZ / Meopta Artemis 7x50 IR
    .243W Howa 1500 stainless sporter / Sightron S11 6x42
    .308W Steyr Scout / Aimpoint S34 Hunter red dot
    A few wisdom's:
    • Do not be seduced by the marketing-men
    • If you can get closer, get closer.
    • If you can get more stable, get more stable.

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    A 6x5x55 tikka hunter,and very soon a sako 75 308 varmint,but not soon enough,

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    I currently own a Heym SR20 in 6.5x55, a Heym SR 20 in .270 win and a Sako 75 in .30-06 and have a new Tikka T3x on order.
    The ORDNANCE QF 18 pounder Field Gun......I wonder if they will let me have one of these on an open ticket

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    Sauer and Mauser for deer. Anschutz and Weirauch for small vermin

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    Parker Hale safari in .270 for big stuff and a 1939 Savage Stevens .22 hornet for small stuff.


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    Parker Hale .308. BSA Stutzen .243, Marlin 795 .22 and soon a BSA Supersport .22 for rabbits

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