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#6923658 - 10/17/17 12:13 PM "The Year of" Rifle selection
TX_LT230FH Offline
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Registered: 05/16/07
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Loc: North Dallas
Anybody else get this way? Every deer hunting season I start thinking "this will be the year of ____" and then try to fill in the blank. One year it was "firstborn" and I used the 1975 Ruger M77 in 7x57 that I got my first deer with. One year it was single shots, one year it was new calibers, etc. This year it will be a combination of new caliber and old friends- a Kimber Subalpine in 280AI, a Ruger #1 in 243, and maybe the Husqvarna 9.3x57 bolt with iron sights.

#6923722 - 10/17/17 01:05 PM Re: "The Year of" Rifle selection [Re: TX_LT230FH]
chalet Online   content
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Registered: 11/08/09
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Loc: North Side of the Metromess
Yes, lately its become more about "which gun do I want to shoot" as apposed to "am I going shoot something."

Have not decided on main rifle yet for opening weekend, but am thinking 1961 Model 70 FW 30-06 I picked a couple years ago and have never shot, wears a vintage Redfield Wideview scope. Other than that would like to put a hole in something with an orginial Longbranch Mk1 No 4 .303 that I worked up some loads for last year then missed the same deer twice with it at the tail end of season. Also, maybe finally kill something with a Ruger SBH 10.5" barreled 44mag that doesn't get enough use.

Edited by chalet (10/17/17 01:07 PM)
Concho "I know enough to post here in redneck pot smoking bunker......that's for sure."

#6923859 - 10/17/17 02:56 PM Re: "The Year of" Rifle selection [Re: TX_LT230FH]
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Registered: 12/26/11
Posts: 443
Loc: Ft. Worth
I'm the opposite, I have what works for me and don't care to fix what ain't broke.

#6923924 - 10/17/17 03:48 PM Re: "The Year of" Rifle selection [Re: TX_LT230FH]
hetman Online   content
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Registered: 02/15/15
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Loc: Addison Tx or Cisco Tx
This will be the year of the "BOB" finally got my Win M70 featherweight .257 Roberts back after 2 years & it will be HAMMER Time


You made a mistake
You got the wrong guy
I’m only guilty of a damn good time

#6923972 - 10/17/17 04:21 PM Re: "The Year of" Rifle selection [Re: TX_LT230FH]
RiverRider Online   content
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Registered: 11/11/07
Posts: 7527
Loc: Wise Co.
This year, my Model 70 Super Grade in .280 gets to go first.

Originally Posted By: Ronald Reagan
It's not that liberals are not smart, it's just that so much of what they know isn't so.

#6923996 - 10/17/17 04:44 PM Re: "The Year of" Rifle selection [Re: TX_LT230FH]
Teal28 Offline
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Registered: 12/10/08
Posts: 3919
Loc: Hen House Tx
I have seral rifles I have never killed a deer with. Last year I started taking a new one every weekend. only shot a doe and a buck.
Doe was with new 300 win. Hope to get one with my M1, 303, and 45-70 this year.

#6924059 - 10/17/17 05:55 PM Re: "The Year of" Rifle selection [Re: TX_LT230FH]
Buzzsaw Online   content
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Registered: 06/29/11
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Loc: Frisco, Texas
Barrett Fieldcraft takes the trpohy
"I ain't here for a long time, I'm here for a good time"
King George Strait

#6924117 - 10/17/17 06:48 PM Re: "The Year of" Rifle selection [Re: TX_LT230FH]
Cow_doc.308 Offline
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Registered: 02/15/12
Posts: 2097
Loc: Ellis Co.
I'd really like to kill another deer with my old Marlin .30-30. I killed my first deer ever with it. Rifle belonged to my great grandfather.

On the other end of the spectrum, I've got the 6.5 creed I'd like to kill something with this year.

#6924125 - 10/17/17 06:52 PM Re: "The Year of" Rifle selection [Re: TX_LT230FH]
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I could only kill coyotes and hogs until next November and still be happy.

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