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Kgoody,
How do you like your stainless barrel. My recent purchase, Remington Sendero SF, has a stainless fluted and I know nothing about them... care, cleaning solvents, etc.

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I like the stainless, it is a little more user friendly in the scratch department. My only complaint, on matte finish stainless, is the fact that dirty fingerprints show easily. As far as solvents, I use shooters choice products with good results. BEWARE! a stainless barrel will still copper foul as fast as a carbon steel barrel.

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I only own one gun now. 6.5x55 Swede in a winchester Mdl.70 Featherlight. It has killed everything I have ever aimed it at within 250 yards, including 1 caribou and wild boar. I shoot factory 14grain coreloct bullets, and have no need for anything else. While I have not yet tried it on moose, the swedes use it on them. it is to them what the 306 is stateside. P.S. Get something bigger for brown or griz. bear. I do have 1 blackie to my credit though. quite adequate,with proper bullet placement.

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I use Ruger MK2 stainless in 308 ...handloads 165 sierra or 180 sierra power points .pushed at 2700fps..jfs

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I use a 7 WBY mag Mk-V with PAC-NOR heavy barrel in a McMillen for elk. A .243 win Rem 700 for deer.

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I'm hooked on my Model 70 featherweight in .308 which, according to the serial number, just celebrated its 50th birthday this year. Dad picked it up around 1972 for $100, and it's appreciated considerably since then. But it's light enough to carry all day, has perfect balance, and is still batting 1000 in the one-shot kill department (knock on wood!!)

My son starts deer hunting this year and immediately asked if he could take the Model 70. I just laughed.

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Being primarily an archer, I rarely use a rifle on big game but I'm partial to only one rifle. It's a Remington model 700 mountain rifle in 7X57. It's light weight, light recoil and acceptable accuracy at 200 yards make it perfect for Pennsylvania whitetails.

Alas, I'm probably going to have to go looking for a new rifle before next season. I think that I'm taking my first western trip (to Idaho) and will need something with a little more range and a little more knockdown power. I'm leaning towards the model 700 in .280 caliber but haven't decided yet.

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Hello All,
At the moment I'm into my Weatherby's 240,300, 460. So many choices, so little time.

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I'm considering a Rem M710 270. I was wondering if there's any truth to the .270 being prone to deflection problems. Where I hunt is quite brushy. Also I was wondering if the synthetic stock was good/bad or otherwise?

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Personnaly, I feel that Remington should be ashamed of the 710, it is surely cheap made, and feels like a club to me. I think that most would agree, that a synthetic stock is the only way to go on a rough duty hunting rifle. As far as the .270? personnaly, I hate the .270, however a large amount of game has fallen to it. Bottom line, to each is own, and if this is what you want to buy, then it is your choice. Good Luck!

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