antelope & Deer
Rem. 700 bdl 25-06 of course , but would like to have a 300 mag. if I ever go elk hunting.
coyotes or varmints
Rem. 700 classic 220 swift, and a ruger 10/22
I also use my 25-06 some.
Rem. 11-87 12 ga.
my 220 and the 2506 both have 6x leupold scopes, but am thinking about a variable for my 220, for those long shots at the dog town.
I have a number of guns but when the modern opens I use my 480 Ruger Super Redhawk and when I get to itchen for the smell of sulfer I use my 54 T/C with a custom greenriver 34 inch barrel with a one in sixty six twist. I don't believe in long shots. I like to get up close and personal with the game I shoot.
I use a variety of different guns depending on the day or the weather. Hunting the hills of Western Wisconsin on a clear day i shoot a Winchester Model 70 Classis Sporter XTR .300 win mag for those long shots across hills. For days when visibility isn't great i use a Browning A-bolt Stainless Stalker (.270) and for pounding the brush i use a I use my old Remington 742 .308 automatic for those close fast shots. Depends on the day and weather, these are my back up rifles.
I must admit that I have missed a big game animal with a rifle. And not only was it a bull elk, it was the largest bull that I have had in my sights with a tag in my hand. But, as with most "missed shot" stories, I have an excuse. Moisture doesn't really ever bode well for hunting equipment. When moisture (either rain or snow) gets into a firearms barrel, nothing good takes place. A couple rain drops down there can change the point of impact drastically and a barrel jammed with snow after a...