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show em if u got em!

Lets see some of everyone's most coveted hole punchers! Ill start it of with my 3 favorites for one reason or another.

First on the list is my late grandfathers Kleinguenther/Voere Titan II in 300 Wby. Other than updating the glass to a new Zeiss 4.5-14x50 its completely untouched in form from the man Robert Kleinguenther himself out of Seguin, Tx. Let me tell you folks, this rifle has the smoothest action of any rifle I've ever laid hands on and is the origional 1/2 moa guaranteed rifle from Kleinguenther Distinctive Firearms (KDF)...an honest to goodness tack driver.

Next is the first rifle i ever owned. It started life as a Ruger KM77 Mark II allweather in 7mm Rem Mag. Ive since outfitted her with a boyds laminate stock, and a new Vortex 3.5-10x50. The trigger has been worked over by KDF to a clean 3 pounds. I recently had a Vais break installed so my wife can chase elk and mulies with my long time deer slayer. 

Finally I have the first AR-15 I ever built from scratch. Stress relief 30 rounds at a time!

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That Kleinguenther is a good

That Kleinguenther is a good looking rifle! Don't have any photo's of mine in the computer anymore. Pretty much just plain rifles that I've done a bit of work on. 243 I don't even want to talk about much. First and last rifle I'll ever have with a plastic stock. Terminal ugly and took a ton of work to get it to shoot. 25-06 is a mostly stock Rem 700 ADL. I've completely rebedded it and it shoots great. One time group with 100gr SMK's went .009" for 5 shots! 6.5x55 os a mof 70 completely stock, haven't done a thing to it and it keeps 129gr and 140gr bullet's right at 1". 6.5x06 is a mod 700 BDL. Had the barrel removed, was a 25-06, and had a Shilen barrel put on ity. Kept the origional stock and completely re-bedded it and refinished it. Good 140gr bullet's will stay about 3/4" all day long. 308 is a mod 788 a friend gave me. haven't doner anything othet than re-finisshing the stock but like mod 788's, shoots great. 30-06 is the only real custom rifle I have 1903 springfield built by Paul Jaeger in 1945. Has a 2 3/4x Denver Redfield scope on it and shoot's around an inch all the time. Rertired it from jacketed bullet's and only shoot cast in it anymore but, it does fine with jacleted 180gr bullets. An old friend had it made for himself when he was discharged fron the Army. Spent his last year in the Veterans Hospital in Walla Walla and it was his getting out gift to himself. Stunning workmanship on it! Military two stage trigger worked over by Paul Jaeger still has the take up and over travel and is my favorite trigger! Got to shoot it to believe it!

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Yes sir, the kleinguenther is

Yes sir, the kleinguenther is one fine piece of old world craftsmanship. You can work the action by tilting the rifle. Smooth as silk on a marble countertop. It was my grandmothers anniversary gift to my grandfather for their 25th....others that I don't have pics of but hold some tight places are my grandmothers on my fathers sides BAR in 270 and my grandfather on my fathers side 244 remington game master pump. I let them just hang out together in the back of the case undisturbed as the should be. I shot my first deer at 6 with that old 244. It's known now as the 6mm remington, but was not originally labeled so, mines a 244. I also believe when they renamed it the 6mm remington changed the twist on the barrel from left to right. There's also a remington Mohawk 600 in 243 that my mother used to shoot before I was around, that eventually was handed to me before I owned the above Ruger 7 mag. I recently acquired a remington ADL 700 in 220 swift that's ok, nothing really to talk about, but my wife did take her first deer with it 5 years ago.On the shotgun side I shoot a Beretta Extrema in shadow grass. Man what a bird killer it's turned out to be. I got my wife a Winchester 1300 20 ga. I also own my fathers first and subsiquintly my first squirrel gun... I believe it's a 11-46 artillery action 410....very fun to shoot even today.

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Remington saw the origional

Remington saw the origional 244 as a varmit catrtidge and had a twist to slow to stabilize bullet's well. Winchester saw the 243 as a deer cartridge and started out with the slower twist from the begining. Once Remington wised up the 244 got a faster twist and a name chsnge to 6mm Rem.

Unfortunately I don't think Remington ever got rid of the stigma, 243 Win really out sells it! Not sure why Remington still produces it. Not only that but the 244/6mm is on the 257 Roberts acse and is put into a short action rifle. You can't seat bullet's out to reach the lands in it as it's limited by the magazine. My wife had one and it shot well enough but never as well as the 243's I've had.

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I'm a little different than

I'm a little different than most I guess. I don't really own a rifle that doesn't mean something to me in some way or another. Everything has a story behind it and I like it that way. No saying that having 25 of the latest and greatest isn't awesome, it's just not how I was brought up. I was told at a very young age that we don't sell our guns, they're passed down. As my son gets old enough I'll do as my father has done and his father before him, I'll buy him a rifle that will last a lifetime. When the time is right, I'll pass on to him not only my rifles, but the rifles of our generations past. Never to be sold, only handed down to sharper eyes of a more capable young man.

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Here's a couple

I'm a fan of big game rifles and own a good number now. I'm also a fan of using something a bit "different" then mainstream when I can.

1.) 1960 M70 Featherweight .270 with 4X Burris. I put this together as a Jack O'Connor "special".

2.) This is an actual JOC Tribute rifle by Winchester (Jack O'Connor)

3.) This is a M77 (tang safety) in the rare .284 chambering

4.) This is a full custom M98 in .257 Roberts, stock is English walnut

5.) This pair of rifles are a M88 on top and M100 Carbine under. Both are .308

6.) This pair is a M77 SS Hawkeye in .35 Whelen over a Valmet M412 combination 12ga over .308. 

 

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I really like that large ring

I really like that large ring mauser. Absolutely beautiful stock. My next rifle will be a mauser of some style in 257 Wby. The Kleinguenther Titan is on a Voere/Mauser 99/225 action, and would love to find another if the said actions for a custom build....ill keep wishing though.

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That Kleinguenther is an awesome rifle! I found a couple other pics of the M98 showing off what is the nicest piece of wood I have on any rifle.

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Love it...I was leaning

Love it...I was leaning towards maple on the next rifle I build/convert/customize, but that english walnut looks great.

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Good looking rifles. I like

Good looking rifles. I like the Mauser's sporterized and love wood particularly nice wood. I had my ex a 6.5x55 made on a Parker-Hale 1200 super mauser. It was a super rifle. After she got it, she never shot her 6mm again.

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The talley bases and rings

The talley bases and rings came in yesterday for the Kleinguenther. The zeiss is mounted up and she's ready to send rounds down range.

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