What rifle will you be using this year?

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My go to rifle for Maine is my Browning Bar Carbine with the Leupold VX6 1x6 Firedot duplex scope on top
The backup rifle is my Rem 742 with a Nikon 3x9

For NH my TC Encore for muzzleloader and my Browning Silver 12ga slugger.
But if I find the time to get a scope on my Browning Silver 20ga slugger I would use that too . It's still sitting in the box after 2 years.
 
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Remington 760 30-06 for ME, NH, and VT Rifle, Remington 870 12 gauge for southern NH shotgun, and T/C Triumph for NH and VT muzzleloader
 

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I'm having some trouble with this one in 2020.

I won a Remington model 700 in a volunteer firemans raffle when I was 11 and used that gun only for the next 20yrs or so.

Then, we lost a close family friend. So I used a 760 that he gave to my dad as a gift in 1974, and shot 2 bucks with it. (1 in NH and 1 in VT)

I've now inherited some other options from that same family friend, and can't make up my mind.

There's a Ruger Model 1 (I think thats what it is...single shot .270) that he shot his last buck with.
There's a bolt action .303 British that he used for YEARS, but I don't even know the make/model. I believe its an old sniper rifle, complete with windage sights and a flared muzzle, I'm guessing was for flash suppression.
There's a 760 carbine in .308 that he loved too.
All are open sights - he wasn't a fan of scopes.

I'll never make up my mind before November....
 

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My main go to guns are my 7600 3006 with a 1.5-5 scope and my Kimber Adirondack 7-08 with a 2-7.

My back ups are a 7600 35 Whelen with a peep for snowy tracking days.
Marlin 336 35rem with a 2.5x scope.
Kimber 84M 338fed with a 3.5-10 scope.

I'm taking my great grandfathers model 8 32rem on a hound hunt next week.

It's hard to pick who gets to come out and play sometimes.
 

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I'm having some trouble with this one in 2020.

I won a Remington model 700 in a volunteer firemans raffle when I was 11 and used that gun only for the next 20yrs or so.

Then, we lost a close family friend. So I used a 760 that he gave to my dad as a gift in 1974, and shot 2 bucks with it. (1 in NH and 1 in VT)

I've now inherited some other options from that same family friend, and can't make up my mind.

There's a Ruger Model 1 (I think thats what it is...single shot .270) that he shot his last buck with.
There's a bolt action .303 British that he used for YEARS, but I don't even know the make/model. I believe its an old sniper rifle, complete with windage sights and a flared muzzle, I'm guessing was for flash suppression.
There's a 760 carbine in .308 that he loved too.
All are open sights - he wasn't a fan of scopes.

I'll never make up my mind before November....
Very cool selections.

We can chat about the 760 in .308 if you want, will take some of the pressure off your mind.... :)
 

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Very cool selections.

We can chat about the 760 in .308 if you want, will take some of the pressure off your mind.... :)
That one is at the gunsmith getting tuned up right now. The button that releases the slide is stuck, but I should have it back before the season starts anyway. The only downfall to that one is, again, open sights. I suppose I can just wear my glasses, because I really would like to haul that one along with me tracking, and use the Ruger or the .303 British on the farm...
 
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Its a dream to hold and pull up. Although, my eyesight isn't very good after staring at computer screens for 20yrs..so the open sight worries me a little.
Had to scope my #1 as well. It's a .35 Whelen with 22" barrel. Went with a 1.5 to 5 variable. Nice big field of view on low power and the overall scope size looks "right" with the 22" barrel.
 

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My main go to guns are my 7600 3006 with a 1.5-5 scope and my Kimber Adirondack 7-08 with a 2-7.

My back ups are a 7600 35 Whelen with a peep for snowy tracking days.
Marlin 336 35rem with a 2.5x scope.
Kimber 84M 338fed with a 3.5-10 scope.

I'm taking my great grandfathers model 8 32rem on a hound hunt next week.

It's hard to pick who gets to come out and play sometimes.
Even though I am not a bolt action guy the Kimber ADK gets me going. I have handled them a few times and always want to pull the trigger.
 

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Its a dream to hold and pull up. Although, my eyesight isn't very good after staring at computer screens for 20yrs..so the open sight worries me a little.
I put a 4-12x44 Burris scope on mine. I hardly ever hunt with it. Its got beautifully matched wood on the butt stock and fore end. The barrel and receiver is high polished and blued with a high color drop block. It gets out one trip a year.
 

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So many rifles , so little time. Think that my model 7 in 308 and Ruger 77 mk2 in 300 WSM will be my go to ones this year. Lent out the 7mm-08 to a friend for the season.
 

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If I'm stand hunting or tracking(no snow on trees) in an area with good visibility and the opportunity for longer shots, I go with my Ruger American Predator .308. If I'm tracking in predominantly thicker areas with close shot opportunities, I hunt with my Marlin 336 in 30-30.
I’ve been going out with a Ruger American .300BLK suppressed for the past few years and I have to admit, that the RAP is the best budget rifle I’ve ever owned. I pass up a R700 .260Rem, Defiance/Proof 6.5, and Bergara B-14HMR for the RAP every time. That rifle is light, accurate, and reliable.
 

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