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Lets see your favorite deer guns. Mine is my early 1960s Remington Model 600 in 243 Win, I have replaced the nylon vent rib with a real metal one and the warped nylon floor plate has been replaced by a real blue steel one. It is topped off with a 1 1/2 X 5 scope.

 

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I don't have a picture right now, but it is my M70.
 

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Well I got a few. The only one thats drawn blood is my Remington 700DXLH. Its the last one on the right.

 

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I have several favorites, but this one has been at the top of my list for many years - 1898 Springfield Krag Sporter in .30-40.



This sporterization was nicely done - barrel was re-tapered and nice Redfields installed front and rear. I keep planning to install a period-looking pad. ;)



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WOW!!!! If I knew that a sporterized Krag 30-40 could look like that, I wouldn't have traded mine off. It was with original stock and barrel only shortened. No sights, worn finish, shortened original barrel and stock.....it sure didn't look like that! :eek: I would be proud to own one now. :cry: Bob K
 

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XTM,

My first real Big Game Rifle was a sporterized 1898 with a Redfield Reciever Sight and a Pacific Ramp set up much the same as yours.... I made a couple of remarkable shots with that rifle including two hits on a running coy-dog at around 75 yards. That rifle and I humped all over the Adirondacks until I got my first Browning BLR .358 in 1982.

Jim,

These days these are my Meat Guns.....

For brush busting and crappy weather hunting in the swamps, I lug my Marlin Maruder in .35 Remington (here in good company with DJ's Winchester 94 Trapper in .44)





For longer range shooting it's a Remington 721 in .300 H&H. My handloads will put a 180 Grn. Spitzer downrange at 3400 fps out of that 26" Barrel. Drops less than 8" at 300 yards which is important hunting hillside to hillside in West Va.



Shown here with another Family Favorite, the Winchester 54 in .30-'06. I gave one each to my boys DJ and Eric.



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Love those 54s!

Right you are about the .300H&H! I snapped up one of the Rem 700 Classics when they came up with that chambering ~1983. Shot one whitetail with it, got the hots for some other firearm and let it go. Unfortunately, I cannot always keep every gun I really like - lack of wherewithall most often requires that I trade or sell something to get something else.....

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Xtm,

I messed with all sorts of Long Range Rigs in 7mm Mag, .300 Win Mag, .300 Weatherby, .338 Mag, and even .338-'06 but they all beat me to death and I couldn't shoot them that well. I was about to give up when this 721 in .300 H&H came along.... I was gonna trade it off but no one wanted a old brushed blue 26" Remington chambered in 'dead' round. So thinking i was stuck with it, I tossed on a Leupold 3-9 and took a box of factory shells to the bench. I was stunned by the first group and amazed at the light recoil....

So I kept it.... that was ten years ago and since then I've killed 8 or 9 deer with it, including two (in front of witnesses) at over 300 yards... one was probably 50 yards beyond that!

I've burned up all the Factory R-P ammo in 5 states and have been reloading and now handloading for it. I just gets the job done.

About 5 years ago I found a post '64 Model 70 "Classic Sporter" that's real pretty, but the old Remington 721 is what gets the field time.....

This past year I replaced the 3-9 with a pair of scopes.... a Leopold 1.5-5.0x for walking around and a 4-12x for when I get to and set up on my long watch. I've done alot of checking and the Leupold QD rings are completely repeatable. Just to back up the whole works my son DJ made me up a custom base for the rear QD ring that allows permanent mounting of a Lyman 48 receiver sight.

As Lee Van Cleef said in "For a Few Dollars More"..... It is a system that works well for me.....
 

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thats a no brainer for me...
marlin 336 in 35 Rem.
the safe is full of choices
the 1894 in 44 Mag.is next, to go along with the Mod.29
 

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I have a model 600 350 reminton magnum my dad gave me when I was 14. I have killed a lot of deer with it both white tail and mule deer as well as elk. Its light short very accurate blows through brush like a freight train and dont destroy meat.I use corelocks in it 200 grain and it catches in the hide on the other side on a elk in a heart in lung shot. The bullet is about the size of a quarter still have the original vent rib and trigger guard on mine.Lost the gold bead off the site long ago.
They didnt make it in the 600 very long or the 660. Lots of sissys complained it recoiled to hard.I tried to post a pic of it and finaly gave up. I shot a 6mm down in georgia a old army buddy had. Was nice little gun. I want to pick up a 308 later in a model 600 for my woman to hunt with.Yours looks in exellent condition and I didnt even know they were made in 243.
 

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onenut58 said:
Hey Leighton is that a old marlin 1898 shotgun?
Winchester 1897, it has been passed down to me starting with my Great grandfather. He bought it in 1902. It will still shuck shells with the best of them.
 

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Leighton I should have known that but they are simular looking shotguns.I bet you get a lot of cowboy action shooters drooling over it.I better shut up drooling at your shotgun this is a favorite rifle thread. hehehe Hmmm maybe some one should start a favorite old shotgun thread.
 

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I have many old favorites. However my favorite rifle always becomes the one, I am working on. I'm always looking for that perfect rifle. They do not exist. One day I may find it. Or at least come close.
 

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Hey onenut58, did you wake up your little blondie so you could take that picture? ;)

We think alike, I've got a 600 in 350 Rem also, and its my favorite! Mine has an old Alaskan 2.5x scope on it with see-thru rings, itsa neat set-up if I do say so myself! Also have a 308 600 (Mohawk, but walnut stock at least). I need to get a scope mounted on it and sight it in...it may become my 2nd favorite!
 

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onenut58 and toroflow,
The Remington 600 Magnum in 350 Remington Magnum was one that I had 40 years ago and let it get away. I thought I needed a Ruger Super Blackhawk. One of the poorest gun deals I ever made. :oops:
 

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I hunt realy heavy alder brush with mine and my average shot is between 25 and 30 yards.For the terrain and area I hunt a scope is not something I want on it.I have killed a lot of elk and deer with it since 1972 when my dad gave it to me and picked the head off a few grouse with it. Its killed a few black bear and two moose. I shot a coyote with it once and it was not a pretty sight.My little girl apointed her self as my official gun holder.I get more comments on her than my guns.She steals the show hehehe.
 
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