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Old 01-16-2020, 10:19 PM
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After a season of trying a Sav combi-gun I decided a 20ga. shotgun and a good target 22 handgun made a lot more sense for me.
I wanted to like the combi, really liked the concept, it just didnt happen.
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Old 01-16-2020, 11:39 PM
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I had one in 22 Hornet/20 gauge and good luck with mine.
Unfortunately it was stolen and I have yet to find another.
My all around gun has been a Remington 30/06 with a 16 1/2" barrel with a 2 3/4 shotgun scope on it.
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Old 01-17-2020, 11:19 AM
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[QUOTE=huntsman22;11741593]Seems as if lots of guys have 'do everything' rifles, but my question is, do any of them ever 'do anything'? Plenty of pics of rifles on decks, bricks, tables, injun blankets and tablecloths, but do they ever leave the house?

Huntsman,
Congrats on all those trophies, some mighty fine examples of big game kills!
A fella with a portfolio of pictures like that must be a great hunter, possibly a guide or have a lot of $$$ for the guide industry

Very nice .260 remmy BTW

But I think you missed the point of my thread... it was to open up conversations regarding folks favorite/most versatile pea shooters and talk about them... not criticize others for not showcasing their best Trophy pics.
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Old 01-17-2020, 08:51 PM
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I had one in 22 Hornet/20 gauge and good luck with mine.
Unfortunately it was stolen and I have yet to find another.
My all around gun has been a Remington 30/06 with a 16 1/2" barrel with a 2 3/4 shotgun scope on it.
.22 Hornet over a 20 gauge... Sure would like to have one, sounds neat
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That was my woodchuck getter.
22 Mag just didn't work as well .
Lived in upstate NY at the time and it was handy on the farm for anything I cared to point it at.
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I separate my firearms into two categories. “Shooters” and “Collectors”.

My POF Revolution is in the quality shooter category. It is rugged, lightweight, accurate and reliable. As with most AR style rifles, you don’t have to worry about scratching the walnut stock.
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Rem Model 7 in .243 for me. I've taken grouse, turkey, groundhogs, bear, deer and one elk with it.
The 243 is one of my favorite cartridges. I have a pre 64 Winchester that is a real gem in that caliber.

Even though the 30-06 or 308 is a great all around cartridge, I would much rather have more common cartridges in several rifles which are for specific purposes.
The 243 is great for varmints to deer. My Winchester 243 would be the last centerfire rifle that I would sell. It was my first centerfire rifle and it will be the last to go.
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I mostly Bow hunt big game, but my Kimber Adirondack in .308 has taken elk and whitetail. Love the super light weight.
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Since I no longer care to hunt deer I could get along the rest of my hunting days with my Sako A1 Hunter in 222 Remington. I mostly hunt small game and turkey in the fall with some predator hunting in the winter. I have killed deer with the 222 with 55 gr. bullets with lead tips and don't use the plastic tips at least not on deer. Never had one go over 30 yds. and most high shoulder shots it is down for the count in their tracks. Hunt small game with 50 gr. loads at 2350-2400 fps and more accurate than a 22 Hornet with a far better case to load and much better case life. The lightest to carry center fire I have ever owned.
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Do-All Centerfire Rifle

First of all, Thank You, Alabama358 for starting this thread with such a good question. I read all the responses with great interest and was surprised at how much agreement I had with almost all who responded.

I started my son with shotgun and then 22 LR for small game hunting. His first centerfire was very similar to your 357 and other's--Handi-Rifle 357 Magnum. Here's one of the bullets recovered from the far side of a deer he killed with it. He killed four deer with it before he graduated to this:
Several of your responders mentioned the Tikka T3 Hunter 30-06 and Tikka in various other chamberings.

I killed lots of deer with a Browning BAR 30-06 but my all-time favorite "do-all rifle" is still this Winchester Featherweight in 270 WSM:Sorry about the "Trophy" in the photo; but I just don't have any pics of my Model 70 without something dead next to it. Maybe that's why I like it

Just got this rifle for Christmas, so I don't know if it will qualify as a "do-all rifle" but it certainly has potential, just haven't killed anything with it yet. It is sort of along the same lines as those who mentioned Sako as their favorite. Sauer 100 Classic. Also the 6.5 Creedmoor is new to me, so the jury is still out on it.
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Styer M3 Professional, Boch rings & base, Zeiss 3x9, double set triggers, synthetic stock, 3006. Mine really likes 165 gr Winchester Balistic tip bullet. Reloaders can load from 55 grain to 220 grain projectiles......very versatile.
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I read all the responses with great interest and was surprised at how much agreement I had with almost all who responded.
Thanks SquirrelBark. I do believe that you get the point of my post
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Since I no longer care to hunt deer I could get along the rest of my hunting days with my Sako A1 Hunter in 222 Remington. I mostly hunt small game and turkey in the fall with some predator hunting in the winter. I have killed deer with the 222 with 55 gr. bullets with lead tips and don't use the plastic tips at least not on deer. Never had one go over 30 yds. and most high shoulder shots it is down for the count in their tracks. Hunt small game with 50 gr. loads at 2350-2400 fps and more accurate than a 22 Hornet with a far better case to load and much better case life. The lightest to carry center fire I have ever owned.
nice Rig!!
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