Hunting rifles

Discussion in 'Hunting and Fishing' started by SMD226, Sep 11, 2016.

  1. longbow2240

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    You won't regret it!! I've debated on getting me an Encore, but that old saying "it ain't broke, don't fix it" always gets the best of me.
    I've got the 12ga, inline muzzleloader, 17hmr, 243win for my sons Encore!
     
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  2. 91bravo

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    It's either going to be an Encore or a Contender. I think one more single-shot rifle, another semi shotgun and one more fighting gun and my gun needs will be complete!
     
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    I would like pistol my Contender up one of these days and hunt with the 7-30waters. When I bought it years ago, that's the I purchased it and done some swapping with a buddy of mine. I've always wanted to go back to that.
     
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    I too have been thinking about the Encore/Contender. Dad has a Contender pistol and it has done the dead on a many critters. The .30-30 with a 14" barrel is nothing to sneeze at.
     
  5. 91bravo

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    I''d probably stick with the .308 if I decide to go the TC route. Mainly because I have other rifles that shoot it and lots of ammo for them!
     
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    My dad just bought the Contender G2, pistol version, in .357mag and .45 calibers.
     
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    Northern Indiana here and I use a 12ga CVA Scout for whitetail. For the woods I am in, it is ideal. 3" groups with 300gr Hornady SSTs and Leupold VX1 1-4 is perfect. May also bring my Ruger Redhawk in 45LC for whitetail if the opportunity presents itself, but my range is limited as I practice at 25yds with it and only feel comfortable at that range or shorter. Lucky for me, most of my shots are around that range.
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    I definitely agree I've only had to take a second shot once in 20yrs. Going to put my singleshot H&R 45/70 through its paces. I wish its trigger was like those T/C rifles!
     
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    For those thinking about the TC rifles, you should see the CVA options. I have been very impressed with fit & finish, accuracy and the triggers. I've shot both and while I love Thompson/Center, I honestly the better value, by far is the CVA's.
     
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    Tikka T3 hunter 30-06....most accurate with low priced 150 gr. Federal power points
     
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    I just learned to deal with the left-handed issue by shooting right-handed.
     
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    I've been using a 1970 Win model 70 in 338 win mag. Dad got it while we were stationed at Kodiak. I've been using it with the same 2x7 Leoupold Gold Ring he got at the same time. I've taken a lot of deer with it. I love the 308 win and 270WSM are great to. I like hunting with 338win mag for more sentimental reasons. I use a 180 grain and it gets job done.
     
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    Depends what I am hunting;) by far my most carried rifle is the one I had built up on a Sako AII action in .308Win. Toblar barrel, McMillan stick 2.5-8x Leupold in Leuplod rings.

    If the conditions or game dictate there is also a the Brno Mod2 .22, Sako AII 22/250, Weatherby .300Win and Winchester .375H&H. All get some airtime :).

    I also have a soft spot for my 94,Win 30/30 and I am on the process of rebarrelling another 94 from 32Win Special to .44Rem.
     
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    Man, you Austrians really know your weapons.
     
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    Try some nail polish on the thread. Excellent for small fine screws.

    Oh and my hunting rifles savage weather warrior in 308 and a pws t3 summit 22
     
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  16. 91bravo

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    Or blue lok tite!
     
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    My t3 topped with nikon p22 posted before in the old forum but only pic I currently have. No pics of the savage yet
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    Awesome thank you both Im going to try that this weekend
     
  19. Andy the Aussie

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    Yes, I have my own bottle of nail polish in my workshop....honestly...it is just for guns !!!! But Purple IS a great colour on me...

    A couple of pics..

    The .308..

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    The "other" .308..

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    The .300..

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    I've owned a few of them both the contender and Encore models. I loved them. The best part only take a second to swap out barrels. You change it over to a hunting pistol in a couple minutes to. They are great all around platform. I used the oversized pin and the barrels stay zeroed in. The Contender had the hammer that switched from center fire to rim fire on it.
     
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