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#7201163 - 06/18/18 01:35 PM Size Matters, Smaller is Better
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For hunting out of a small box blind or pop-up. I don't like my barrel sticking 2 feet out the window when I'm trying to be discrete. This is a 26" barrel/long action, 22" barrel/Tikka action, and 16" barrel/TC Encore single shot. I'll take the shorty every time.




What's ya'lls favorite little gun?
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#7201167 - 06/18/18 01:38 PM Re: Size Matters, Smaller is Better [Re: ImTheReasonDovesMourn]
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The last 4-5 years I have hunted with a Rem 700 16" 300 blk out shorty. It's not a rifle that will turn heads in deer camp about how magnum you are! But I kill a lot of crap with it. I think it's not the size of your package, but how you use it!
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#7201188 - 06/18/18 01:48 PM Re: Size Matters, Smaller is Better [Re: ImTheReasonDovesMourn]
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My suppressor adds 10", but once you hunt suppressed that's the way you prefer to hunt. My 17" 7mm-08 A.I. is my favorite for most jobs. 16" LR-308 is "the sounder rifle".

I'm not concerned with maneuvering inside a box blind, I'm concerned with maneuvering within the cab of the truck. peep
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#7201189 - 06/18/18 01:49 PM Re: Size Matters, Smaller is Better [Re: ChadTRG42]
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Originally Posted By: ChadTRG42
The last 4-5 years I have hunted with a Rem 700 16" 300 blk out shorty. It's not a rifle that will turn heads in deer camp about how magnum you are! But I kill a lot of crap with it. I think it's not the size of your package, but how you use it!


I haven't shot a deer in 2 years, so I don't know how good I actually use it roflmao
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#7201194 - 06/18/18 01:56 PM Re: Size Matters, Smaller is Better [Re: ImTheReasonDovesMourn]
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My favorite (and most kills) is a Remington 742 (or 750) Carbine in 308. Plenty of gun, short and light enough you'll have it with you all the time, plenty accurate for deer ranges;

I am also very fond of my Savage 24C, 22 LR over 20 gauge, it's the golf cart/tractor gun, and has earned it's keep very well. Wish I could find another one.

I have a Savage 11FV in 308, that I am using to research for my next article. It's now a 16inch suppressor ready heavy barrel, that will be interesting. May hunt with it this year.

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#7201197 - 06/18/18 01:58 PM Re: Size Matters, Smaller is Better [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
My suppressor adds 10", but once you hunt suppressed that's the way you prefer to hunt. My 17" 7mm-08 A.I. is my favorite for most jobs. 16" LR-308 is "the sounder rifle".

I'm not concerned with maneuvering inside a box blind, I'm concerned with maneuvering within the cab of the truck. peep


I could put a suppressor on that TC and still be several inches shorter than a factory sporter rifle. I'll quit messing around and file my paperwork one of these days.
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#7201203 - 06/18/18 01:59 PM Re: Size Matters, Smaller is Better [Re: sig226fan (Rguns.com)]
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Originally Posted By: sig226fan (Rguns.com)
My favorite (and most kills) is a Remington 742 (or 750) Carbine in 308. Plenty of gun, short and light enough you'll have it with you all the time, plenty accurate for deer ranges;

I am also very fond of my Savage 24C, 22 LR over 20 gauge, it's the golf cart/tractor gun, and has earned it's keep very well. Wish I could find another one.

I have a Savage 11FV in 308, that I am using to research for my next article. It's now a 16inch suppressor ready heavy barrel, that will be interesting. May hunt with it this year.


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#7201204 - 06/18/18 01:59 PM Re: Size Matters, Smaller is Better [Re: ImTheReasonDovesMourn]
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That's not what she said…...

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#7201206 - 06/18/18 02:00 PM Re: Size Matters, Smaller is Better [Re: snake oil]
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Originally Posted By: snake oil
That's not what she said…...


Yes she did. Otherwise, I wouldn't have married the broad.
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#7201211 - 06/18/18 02:02 PM Re: Size Matters, Smaller is Better [Re: sig226fan (Rguns.com)]
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Originally Posted By: sig226fan (Rguns.com)
I have a Savage 11FV in 308, that I am using to research for my next article. It's now a 16inch suppressor ready heavy barrel, that will be interesting. May hunt with it this year.


Let me know if you want some short barrel 308 ammo for it. I have developed some 308 short barrel ammo with 110, 125, 150 and 168 grain bullets to be optimized in the shorter barreled 308 rifles. I use a powder that gives more complete burn and to pick up some velocity for the shorter barrels.
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#7201247 - 06/18/18 02:31 PM Re: Size Matters, Smaller is Better [Re: sig226fan (Rguns.com)]
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Originally Posted By: sig226fan (Rguns.com)
My favorite (and most kills) is a Remington 742 (or 750) Carbine in 308. Plenty of gun, short and light enough you'll have it with you all the time, plenty accurate for deer ranges;

I am also very fond of my Savage 24C, 22 LR over 20 gauge, it's the golf cart/tractor gun, and has earned it's keep very well. Wish I could find another one.

I have a Savage 11FV in 308, that I am using to research for my next article. It's now a 16inch suppressor ready heavy barrel, that will be interesting. May hunt with it this year.


How much is a 24c worth?

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#7201261 - 06/18/18 02:46 PM Re: Size Matters, Smaller is Better [Re: ImTheReasonDovesMourn]
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Did you sell your wife on the “smaller is better”?
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#7201263 - 06/18/18 02:50 PM Re: Size Matters, Smaller is Better [Re: ImTheReasonDovesMourn]
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I like my hunting rifles like I like my women; short, thick, and quiet.



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#7201264 - 06/18/18 02:52 PM Re: Size Matters, Smaller is Better [Re: BigPig]
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Originally Posted By: BigPig
Did you sell your wife on the “smaller is better”?


Sold her, paid her to lie....same same.
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#7201266 - 06/18/18 02:53 PM Re: Size Matters, Smaller is Better [Re: TexFlip]
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Originally Posted By: TexFlip
I like my hunting rifles like I like my women; short, thick, and quiet.





Nice. The last one is badazz.
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