Hunting rifles

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

  1. Black Train

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    I have hunted whitetail with an Encore for years. A single shot rifle will make you take better shots. You will find that you do not waste that shot on an animal that is out of range or running. I alternate between a 300WM and 45/70 depending upon the terrain being hunted. I also use the muzzle loading barrel on the Encore platform. I have named my Encore Jacob. Now for your history lesson.

    Simon Kenton was given a rifle which he named Jacob. It was said, "rarely did Jacob speak that the life of another forest creature had not yet ended."
     
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    H&R great little rifle for the price but the trigger dose suck. Hard find anyone who will even attempt a trigger job on one.
    The Encore and contender with trigger job are awesome. I like mine between 2 to 2.5 lbs. we changed out triggers on Rem700 308 and you touched the trigger and it snapped. We used a gauge was set at 1/2lb. We had ordered up to 1.5 lb Jewels trigger. We set it at 1.5 and was good. The factory setting was way to light. LOL
     
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  3. ManOfSteel

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    These are the 2 I use. The LWRC for coyote and the SBL for everything else. NJ is a shotgun state for deer so I'll use the SBL in PA this winter. NJ now allows me to use the LWRC for coyote though so that's kinda cool.
     

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  4. Hawkeye5

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    Got this deer with the 7-30 Waters year before last.
     
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  5. 91bravo

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    Nice kill Hawk! I'll probably be hunting with the A-bolt .308 this year.
     
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    Somewhere in my safe under some junk is a stainless Steel Encore action. The trigger is terrible. I got interested in something else and dropped the project. They do have an appeal.
     
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    Thanks 91 I always wanted a .308 just never got one yet. please let us know how it works out for you.
     
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  8. 91bravo

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    Oh, it works great and is a straight shooter. I just haven't used it in the last couple of years.
     
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    Remington 700 PSS DM with Leupold 4.5-14 x 50 ER/T

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  10. HEADACHE

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    For bears, Marlin 444p and ruger 44mag
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    For deer and elk and such, Savage 7mm rem mag topped with falcon menace 4-14 ffp [​IMG]


    For coyotes i choose one of my AR's, this one is a Rock River Varmint with a Redfield Revolution.

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    For muzzleloader season, my one and only Thompson Center Triumph... this is the only picture I have of it.
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    For just hiking around looking for stuff, i generally grab a lever.
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    Wow. Impressive collection of lever guns. Im searching for a used Marlin 336 .35 Rem. They aren't common up here but I need it.
     
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    One more pic. Newest AR build.
     
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    Ok one more, old faithful her has slain more coyotes than all my other rifles combined. Colt MT6535 pencil barrel.
     
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    My Marlin 35 is one of my favorite guns ever, plenty of power and handy as they come. If i had to only pick one gun to live with forever.... That may the one I'd pick.
    I'll keep an eye out for you.

    http://www.gunbroker.com/All/BI.aspx?Keywords=marlin+35

    The really great news is that a lot of these rifles are old enough to be shipped straight to your door. (Over 50yrs old=C&R eligible)

    And unlike Winchester's (that wear out) Marlin's wear in and get smoother.
     
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