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Re: If you could only have one rifle for big game what would it

Postby Tennhunter3 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:01 pm

I like the 300 wsm for big game.

270 is the best all around gun if i could only have one gun it would be a 270 Savage Accutrigger.


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Re: If you could only have one rifle for big game what would it

Postby grydsrt » Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:22 pm

Because I am picky, this rifle, GAP Xtreme Hunter http://www.gaprecision.net/custom-precision-rifles/all-rifles/xtreme-hunter.html#cr-gallery in or, 6.5 GAP 4s, with the Jewel trigger upgrade.

With this scope, Hensoldt ZF 3.5-26x56, https://www.eurooptic.com/carl-zeiss-optronics-hensoldt-zf-35-26x56-riflescope.aspx

In this mount, ERA-TAC 36mm Adjustable Incline Mount - 40mm/1.57" T2066-0022, https://www.eurooptic.com/era-tac-adjustable-inclination-mount-36mm-40mm-157-high.aspx

I am picky because I missed far too many shots with a brand new M-24 back in the 90’s that I connect on with a well shot SOPMOD M4 today (think 700-800 meters). I consequently refuse to tolerate inferior equipment.

The caliber because the rifle only comes in one. Lol
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Re: If you could only have one rifle for big game what would it

Postby grydsrt » Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:38 pm

grydsrt wrote:Because I am picky, this rifle, GAP Xtreme Hunter http://www.gaprecision.net/custom-precision-rifles/all-rifles/xtreme-hunter.html#cr-gallery in or, 6.5 GAP 4s, with the Jewel trigger upgrade.

With this scope, Hensoldt ZF 3.5-26x56, https://www.eurooptic.com/carl-zeiss-optronics-hensoldt-zf-35-26x56-riflescope.aspx

In this mount, ERA-TAC 36mm Adjustable Incline Mount - 40mm/1.57" T2066-0022, https://www.eurooptic.com/era-tac-adjustable-inclination-mount-36mm-40mm-157-high.aspx

I am picky because I missed far too many shots with a brand new M-24 back in the 90’s that I connect on with a well shot SOPMOD M4 today (think 700-800 meters). I consequently refuse to tolerate inferior equipment.

The caliber because the rifle only comes in one. Lol


I should clarify the scope choice. "Rifleshooter" magazine recommends allocating 60%-70% of your overall rifle budget to the optics. Believe it or not finding a scope that is anywhere over $4k is not easy. Thus the only reason I picked this scope was because it cost significantly more than the rifle. "Rifleshooter" magazine are you happy now?

I should clarify the caliber choice because although I have not looked up the ballistics on this particular round, the 6.5 GAP 4s, I can say that 6.5mm or .260 caliber is all the rage these days in both hunting and accuracy circles. the reason the 6.5mm is so popular is due to it's higher than other caliber's ballistic coefficient or BC. BC is important because the higher your BC is the better your round "bucks the wind" downrange and bucking the wind is super important for longer range accuracy.

Thus, for those of us who do not regularly shoot beyond 200 yds this is not as big of an issue I can however tell you from my time in sniper school (SOTIC, now SFSC) wind is always a factor beyond 200 yds. In fact when shooting "E" type silhouette targets at 300 yds and further my sniper buddy and I ALWAYS had to hold off to the side of the "E" type to one degree or another. That is how large a variable the wind in medium and long range accuracy.

Therefore you only do yourself a favor by picking, for your one rifle ever, a caliber, the 6.5mm for instance, that bucks the wind well. Conveniently GAP has made that decision for us and ONLY offers this rifle in that 6.5mm caliber.

Also note, I am sending my wife a link to this post as it is my Christmas wish list for next year. Thank you honey!
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Re: If you could only have one rifle for big game what would it

Postby alleyyooper » Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:48 am

No way I am only going to have ojne rifle, one shot gun, one muzzle loader or even one hand gun.

I would give up cable TV, in fact I don't have it now and don't miss it.

I would give up the smart phone, In fact I don't have one now and don't miss not having one and people texting me instead of really useing their voice and talking to me.

Give up a fancey all gusseyed up truck and drive a old beater instead.

So I have a 30 gun safe for long guns that is nearly full I have like 4 open spaces right now. Rifles go from 300 win mag down to a lowly 22 hornet.

Shot guns go from a pair of Beretta silver snipes to a lowly 410 single shot.

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Re: If you could only have one rifle for big game what would it

Postby OldMtnMan » Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:24 am

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Re: If you could only have one rifle for big game what would it

Postby alleyyooper » Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:14 am

Not any more I have about every thing I ever wanted or need, Although I would still like a sporter weight Remington 700 BDL in 257 Roberts.

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Re: If you could only have one rifle for big game what would it

Postby Prairie Sasquatch » Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:06 am

I’d go with a Savage 111 FCNS in 7mm. I have one in 25-06 and it’s the most accurate rifle I’ve ever shot. Adjustable trigger and AccuStock. Very reasonably priced.
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Re: If you could only have one rifle for big game what would it

Postby OldMtnMan » Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:42 am

alleyyooper wrote:Not any more I have about every thing I ever wanted or need, Although I would still like a sporter weight Remington 700 BDL in 257 Roberts.

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Those of us who have one gun don't do it because we can't afford another one or twenty. It's just all we need. I only hunt for big game and the muzzleloader does fine for all of it. I have the option of hunting the muzzleloader season and the rifle seasons. I enjoy the old technology and a bit more challenge. Plus, blowing big clouds of smoke is fun. :D
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Re: If you could only have one rifle for big game what would it

Postby NorthwoodsWiscoHnter » Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:56 am

Marlin 45/70 Model 1895SBL :D
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Re: If you could only have one rifle for big game what would it

Postby Tufrthnails » Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:44 pm

Glad I live in America and can have as many rifles as I want. My go to rifle is my savage 111 in .270win. also got a 6.5 Creedmoor and .243win. sold my .300 win mag. Got a few other, but those are the 4 I used for hunting purposes mostly of course the Mossberg 835 12ga has prob killed more then all of them except the .270.
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Re: If you could only have one rifle for big game what would it

Postby ghoasthunter » Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:07 pm

Remington 870 with all the barrels leapold scope. it can kill everything in the world
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