Deer Rifles

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cervus

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Who has the greatest number of deer rifles (,other than RFD,s )on the Forum,including small centrefires for deer ?:cool:
 

Sinistral

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Who has the greatest number of deer rifles (,other than RFD,s )on the Forum,including small centrefires for deer ?:cool:

U.S citizens aren't really comparable. They're not restricted in the way U.K. citizens are.:cry:

If I've understood the premise of your question, I don't believe RFD's have any special privileges regarding how many 'deer' calibres they can hold. Their personal holding has to be justified like anyone else's.
 

swarovski

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Avon and somerset only allow 3, not sure how that would work out if you had 10 deer cal rifles and moved into there area.
 

jamross65

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I had an American guest out a few years ago at roe and while sitting waiting for the deer he was telling me he had decided to sell off some of his weapons as it took a whole weekend to clean and rub them down with oil etc for storage and he liked to do that once a year even if not used. He said he was going to get rid of about 25 or so. I asked him how many he had and he replied between 125 and 150 pistols, revolvers, shotguns and rifles! He had never sold a gun in his life up until that point he said, including his first ever air rifle given to him as a boy, which he still had to that day.
 

EMcC

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Until recently I had 1 x .222, 2 x .243, 2 x .308, 2 x 30-06 but am now down to one of each and I think I will settle for that.
Shotguns are not counted !!!
 

deeangeo

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I thought everyone had one for each species and each type of terrain, plus several for overseas hunting. Am I wrong :norty: ATB
 

gixer1

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I was at a friends in Oklahoma recently and he was showing me just his rifles and some of his pistols from one of his gun safes, by the time he had passed me a few I took the below picture, this didn't include another 2 safes and his shotguns, this is a pretty standard thing for someone into thier shooting...

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Regards,

Gixer
 

splash

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Just the 3 for me :-

.243 Sauer 202 stutzen for summer muntjack

.260 Remington model 7 stainless/Synthetic for all other times and weather

7.62 Accuracy Internatinal AE for when i can't get close due to topography or need to head/neck shoot
 

6pt-sika

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Well lets see I have 14 Marlin's chambered for the 444 cartridge . I have 18 Ruger #1's of which all but 2 would be suitable for deer . Then I have about 20 more rifles (these include drillings and combo guns)in variouse configurations that are deer compatible .

So I would say I have 50 rifles that are deer compatible .
 
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6pt-sika

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I had an American guest out a few years ago at roe and while sitting waiting for the deer he was telling me he had decided to sell off some of his weapons as it took a whole weekend to clean and rub them down with oil etc for storage and he liked to do that once a year even if not used. He said he was going to get rid of about 25 or so. I asked him how many he had and he replied between 125 and 150 pistols, revolvers, shotguns and rifles! He had never sold a gun in his life up until that point he said, including his first ever air rifle given to him as a boy, which he still had to that day.

You may laugh but it's not that uncommon for an American shooter/collector to have that many or more !

When I lost my job about 6 years ago I had about 90 Marlin leveractions not counting all the other stuff .
At that time I think my total was in the 150 range . And over the last 5 or so years pruning of the gun accumulation has funded my yearly trips abroad !
Well to be honest not just selling off but buying others cheap and reselling them as well . Being in a gunshop 4 days a week has it's advantages as far as getting good merchandice to sell !
 

6pt-sika

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Beware of the man with only 1 rifle as they say!
While that's generally a good rule I am more inclined to beware of the man with several rifles in many different action styles . While the guy with say a bolt action may be very deadly , if his bolt gun breaks down and he's forced to use a friends say Marlin lever action then he's screwed .
 
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