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  • Brian Griffin
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    I own an AR-15 and I like it a lot. I also got one of the scopes for it from ATN to upgrade it a little.I believe you`ll find this variant interesting.

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  • Ontario Honker Hunter
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    You know the answer: 30-06 Springfield my dad built for me in 1962. No backup.
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  • Treestand
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    Originally posted by Treestand View Post
    I have my Rainy day back up rifle a Winchester mod-94 in 32Spl. It also for some on the guys who forget Ammo or Rifle Home. It's a long drive to Miami from Northern Florida to get your rifle.
    NO! jimbo it my Grandfathers Rifle $priceless$

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  • PigHunter
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    Originally posted by Treestand View Post
    I have my Rainy day back up rifle a Winchester mod-94 in 32Spl. It also for some on the guys who forget Ammo or Rifle Home. It's a long drive to Miami from Northern Florida to get your rifle.
    My dad's backup is the same, .32 Special

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  • PigHunter
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    Originally posted by pineywoods View Post
    My main deer and hog gun is a Ruger American 7mm-08 compact with a 7mm-08 Ruger American standard as backup. Also have .270 Winchester 70 and a .243 Ruger American compact. They stay in the safe at the camp during the season.
    Now that's a lot of Ruger American rifles! A good mix for hunting in the South

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  • PigHunter
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    Originally posted by jhjimbo View Post
    It depends where I am going to hunt and what the area is like. For example in Mich. I can get a shot 5 telephone poles away so my .300WbyMag gets the nod. In the Adirondacks, by boat I take my single shot 45/70. Still hunting I might take my 6.5mmSweed, or my Remington 700 30-06. Specifically for bear I would take my single shot 45/70. Most times I have my Winchester '94 at camp for a back up or, if I get tired of carrying my primary rifle or want a taste of years past, I go with the old 30-30. Generally, I am not carrying a hand gun as a back up but sometimes carry my S&W .44mag as the primary firearm
    We think alike in many ways Jimbo. Carried my single shot 45-70 on a couple of hunts last year. Will switch to the 7400 in .30-06 this season if the .300 BLK doesn't perform as expected

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  • jhjimbo
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    Originally posted by jhjimbo View Post
    It depends where I am going to hunt and what the area is like. For example in Mich. I can get a shot 5 telephone poles away so my .300WbyMag gets the nod. In the Adirondacks, by boat I take my single shot 45/70. Still hunting I might take my 6.5mmSweed, or my Remington 700 30-06. Specifically for bear I would take my single shot 45/70. Most times I have my Winchester '94 at camp for a back up or, if I get tired of carrying my primary rifle or want a taste of years past, I go with the old 30-30. Generally, I am not carrying a hand gun as a back up but sometimes carry my S&W .44mag as the primary firearm
    Each is a primary for the area I hunt.

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  • jhjimbo
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    Originally posted by Treestand View Post
    I have my Rainy day back up rifle a Winchester mod-94 in 32Spl. It also for some on the guys who forget Ammo or Rifle Home. It's a long drive to Miami from Northern Florida to get your rifle.
    Is that your $2000 Mod. '94 ?

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  • pineywoods
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    My main deer and hog gun is a Ruger American 7mm-08 compact with a 7mm-08 Ruger American standard as backup. Also have .270 Winchester 70 and a .243 Ruger American compact. They stay in the safe at the camp during the season.

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  • pineywoods
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    Originally posted by jhjimbo View Post
    Adirondacks
    It's good to see a Jeep with some mud on it. I keep seeing these highway heroes in their sported out 4WD vehicles that you know dang well never have and never will leave the pavement unless it's to be pulled over for speeding.

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  • Milldawg
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    Always crap happens. 25-06 is my new rifle for deer. 243 probably the back up. But usually carry a 30-30 in the truck during deer season. Heck usually have at least two rifles with me during season just in case.

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  • PigHunter
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    Originally posted by jhjimbo View Post
    It depends where I am going to hunt and what the area is like. For example in Mich. I can get a shot 5 telephone poles away so my .300WbyMag gets the nod. In the Adirondacks, by boat I take my single shot 45/70. Still hunting I might take my 6.5mmSweed, or my Remington 700 30-06. Specifically for bear I would take my single shot 45/70. Most times I have my Winchester '94 at camp for a back up or, if I get tired of carrying my primary rifle or want a taste of years past, I go with the old 30-30. Generally, I am not carrying a hand gun as a back up but sometimes carry my S&W .44mag as the primary firearm
    Looks like you don't have a primary. In addition to the three mentioned in my answer, I've got another 14 rifles that COULD be used for big game. Also, 3 shotguns, two handguns, two crossbows, a compound bow, and a spear. Heck, I've even intentionally killed pigs with the SUV by running them over. But, your question was about primary rifles.

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  • Treestand
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    I have my Rainy day back up rifle a Winchester mod-94 in 32Spl. It also for some on the guys who forget Ammo or Rifle Home. It's a long drive to Miami from Northern Florida to get your rifle.

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  • PigHunter
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    My plan is to use three rifles this coming deer season. Of course feral pigs will be targets of opportunity.

    1st is an AR in .300 Blackout, adjustable length stock, Nikon 3x9 scope, suppressor attached. The load will be Hornady's factory loaded 190 grain subsonic.

    2nd is an AR in .300 Blackout, fixed stock, Nikon fixed 3x scope, no suppressor. I'll use a handload with Barnes 110 grain TAC-TX bullets, supersonic.

    3rd is a Ruger American Predator in 6.5 Creedmoor, Vortex scope, suppressor attached. It will use factory loaded Hornady 143 grain bullets.

    Selection of rifle will depend on which part of the lease I plan to hunt. Most shots will be 50 to 60 yards but some stands provide up to a 300 yard shot.

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  • Buckshott00
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    My utility rifle is a .300win mag it basically goes everywhere with me.

    If I'm deer hunting it's probably my .280Rem, my Ruger Ranch 6.8 is typically back at camp as a backup, or if I decide to push deer.

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