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Re: Top Eight Deer Rifles of All Time [Re: 218 Bee] #7633715 10/16/19 02:00 AM
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I wish I could have gotten paid $10 for every 742 30'06 I sold east of Terrel & a $1 for every box of 180gr Green Box ammo...I could retire to the Rockies back when I worked for the Spt Goods Distr. Tony Valentino at Tony's H&T on Longview asked me one time n a conversation like this one why so many folks wanted a 30'06 in East Texas, and where 270's were better accepted. I accepted the fanciful BS ? and replied 'cause some old time "smith said your grand dad and all his brothers and sisters shot a 30'06, so if you show up at deer camp with anything else they'll run you out of camp...and where are rthe 270's sold??? I replied from Tyler in Smith County and back west to El Paso. ...we a;; got a laugh but agreed that in the deep piney woods 742's & 30'06's were King...and be sure to soak'em in WD 40...so's the 'smith's can make a little money too.
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Re: Top Eight Deer Rifles of All Time [Re: Slow Drifter] #7633769 10/16/19 03:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Slow Drifter
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Hard to imagine Springfield 1903 not on that list.


Also a Mauser clone, and surprisingly not on the list. It pretty much kicked off the bolt action/scoped deer rifle. (It's such a clone the US had to pay Mauser royalties after WW III)


WW-III?


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Re: Top Eight Deer Rifles of All Time [Re: Tactical Cowboy] #7633912 10/16/19 01:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Tactical Cowboy
Originally Posted by Slow Drifter
Originally Posted by okstatefan
Hard to imagine Springfield 1903 not on that list.


Also a Mauser clone, and surprisingly not on the list. It pretty much kicked off the bolt action/scoped deer rifle. (It's such a clone the US had to pay Mauser royalties after WW III)


WW-III?


Tactical Cowboy, that's why it's always best NOT to post entries on forums or buy gun stuff on-line after you've had a couple of adult beverages in the evening. Don't ask me how I know. . . :-)

Re: Top Eight Deer Rifles of All Time [Re: Texas Dan] #7633920 10/16/19 01:20 PM
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Most common deer rifles i've seen in camps over the years is 742 Woodsmaster (I have my Dad's and my Grandfathers) and 700's


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Re: Top Eight Deer Rifles of All Time [Re: WileyCoyote] #7633976 10/16/19 02:05 PM
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I could easily learn to live the rest of my .iife with a J.C. Higgins Model 50 or 51 imported in the latelate 40's thru the mid '50's as I recall...if I could find one at better than $$$$'s in decent condition ...in a 270 it would never leave my small stash of favorite shooters These guns are simply FN Herstal FN Mauser Sporters with SearRoebucks private label on them. Every one I've seen over the years was either plumb wore out, or mega bucx dressed up...and usually outstanding shooters if there was any rifling left in the original barrel. LOts of '50's era gunsmith's used these as the basis for their idea of what a custom deer rifle looked like.
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Re: Top Eight Deer Rifles of All Time [Re: Texas Dan] #7634586 10/16/19 11:40 PM
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My stepdad had a golden state arms Mauser action they had a highly customized stock. It had been owned by various family members.

Barrel was shot out and he traded it off. Should have had it re-barreled it was a cool looking rifle

Re: Top Eight Deer Rifles of All Time [Re: mikei] #7634588 10/16/19 11:41 PM
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Originally Posted by mikei
Originally Posted by Tactical Cowboy
Originally Posted by Slow Drifter
Originally Posted by okstatefan
Hard to imagine Springfield 1903 not on that list.


Also a Mauser clone, and surprisingly not on the list. It pretty much kicked off the bolt action/scoped deer rifle. (It's such a clone the US had to pay Mauser royalties after WW III)


WW-III?


Tactical Cowboy, that's why it's always best NOT to post entries on forums or buy gun stuff on-line after you've had a couple of adult beverages in the evening. Don't ask me how I know. . . :-)


Oops! WW-II. LOL...Who knows about WW-III, though? It could happen!


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Re: Top Eight Deer Rifles of All Time [Re: WileyCoyote] #7656314 11/08/19 08:04 PM
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You got to remember or Grandpa and Dads and Uncle's did not make a lot of money 40s 50s 60s
Kraig's
Springfields 03
Mausers
British 303
Winchester Model 70
Remington Model 700
Savage Model 99
Marlin Model 336

You could buy Surplus rifles 11.00 to 22.00 1964 and 1969

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Originally Posted by 3x8
You got to remember or Grandpa and Dads and Uncle's did not make a lot of money 40s 50s 60s
Kraig's
Springfields 03
Mausers
British 303
Winchester Model 70
Remington Model 700
Savage Model 99
Marlin Model 336

You could buy Surplus rifles 11.00 to 22.00 1964 and 1969


Great addition on the .303 and .30-40 Krag.

My uncle used a Krag and was quite good with it.

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Originally Posted by 3x8
You got to remember or Grandpa and Dads and Uncle's did not make a lot of money 40s 50s 60s
Kraig's
Springfields 03
Mausers
British 303
Winchester Model 70
Remington Model 700
Savage Model 99
Marlin Model 336

You could buy Surplus rifles 11.00 to 22.00 1964 and 1969



Also most people only owned one rifle or two at the most

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