Hunting rifles

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    What do you all use for hunting?
    This is my tikka t3 lite (30-06)with a vortex diamondback 3-9x40. Took it out today to re do zero
     
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    [​IMG] I've owned A LOT of rifles and different calibers I too settled on a Tikka T3 lite but mine is 270. I reload but it is one of the most accurate out of the box gun I've shot. I have a leupold VX3 3x9 scope on it.
     
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    well, third tikka T3 user here, just finished her up. T3 lite in .308. I had the barrel shortened down to 18" and have a leopold VXI 2-7 on it. she is a tack driver for sure and very lightweight. Mainly setup for hunting out west for elk, pronghorns, and mule-deer. But I also built it with eastern stalking type hunting in mind.....(I hate sitting in a tree stand. :mad:)
     
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    I love my t3. I had a Leopold on it the past 2 years but wanted to try something different so I got the vortex about 1 year ago just put it on today and let my friend use the Leopold. I'm having a hell of a time getting it zeroed, damn rings keep coming loose.
     
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    Where I live is predominantly shotgun only. However, this year they've opened up a few calibers for deer with .308 being one of them. So, I get to take my beloved Ruger Scout out this year! Can't wait. I'll be starting a separate thread for the Scout rifle.
     
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    My most used hunting rifle is a browning abolt stainless stalker lefthand in 7mm rem mag with a custom muzzlebrake. It wore a leupold VXII 3-9x50mm for years until I picked up a vortex diamondback 4-12x40mm and mounted it in low rings for a better cheek weld. I also hunt with 223 ARs, singleshot 45/70 H&R handirifle and a CVA.50cal hawken. I consider all my rifles hunting rifles. Got a LR308 build in the works as a main deer/hog rifle.

    I used to be a member on the Highroad, but got tired of catching crap from the fudds about hunting with ARs and quit going on.
     
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    Good to know others suffer from the disease of being left handed. It sucks that we can't buys all the same rifles that righty's can. Oh well, we were all born right handed just the best of us overcame it.;)
     
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    I'm sorry to hear y'all are left-handed. I understand there's no cure yet. But, hey, don't give up hope!


    I'll have to get some pics up but the rifle that means the most to me is the one my Dad bought new in 1975. A Remington 700 in .25-06. It has a Leopold 3-9 on it. Beautiful wood. I'll post a pic in this space later.

    I like that round for deer. But, unfortunately, we can't use it in Indiana. It's not one of the approved rifle rounds. But it's flat, not much kick and some decent power. Nice for some open fields. I like something a little more handy in the thicker woods.
     
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    25-06 is one of my all time favorite rounds!

    My abolt is and will be the only southpaw rifle I'll ever own. I honestly have grown to prefer shooting righthand boltactions lefthanded, I'm almost semiauto fast and on target doing this. I also still practice shooting righty a fair bit, I'm one of those weirdo ambidextrous folks.
     
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    My Scout


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    One of the sexiest rifles ever produced!

    Nice ammo preference! Same thing I feed my 7RM and has never let me down.
     
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    What part of Indiana are you in? I go there every few months for work stuff in Evansville, thought about moving there a year or so ago.
     
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    Cool. I like buying what I know I can get anywhere. I do some reloading but I can buy Super X at the local gun store in South Carolina, the Cabela's in Indiana, the Walmart in Texas and the outfitter in Montana.
     
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    Nice it's a interesting area from what I have seen. Way off topic sorry
     
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    It's awesome to see what everyone uses. I didn't think there would be so many using tikka on here. Most everyone around here uses remminton or savage
     
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    That is the exact reason I've always bought superX ammo. Not to mention it doesn't break the bank and performance is on par with all the hornady or federal premium my friends shoot.

    And Winchester brass has been some of the best my dad and I have used for reloading.
     
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    This pic is missing the scope, but you get the idea. I don't hunt with the bipod. Or the metal AI mag.

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    Thats sweet. Personally I like my bipod but it is the version with the longer legs and I can sit down and shoot with it.
     
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    I have some shooting sticks but honestly the places I hunt don't have long enough open distances to necessitate a bipod. Trees, trees, and more trees!
     
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