- Jun 22, 2014
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- North Jersey Woods ( NJW)
Very cool selections.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....
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.Pete- That would be a Ruger No.1. That's the gun I chose for 20 years of service with the company. Mines chambered in 30-06.
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...Very cool selections.
We can chat about the 760 in .308 if you want, will take some of the pressure off your mind....
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.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.
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.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.
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.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’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.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.