There's a few more in the safe but when I head out for meat these are the boys that usually go with me.
TC Renegade, left hand percussion, .54
Browning Satainless Stalker, .30-06
Ruger #1AB, .243
Weatherby Vangaurd, .223
Browning BL-22, .22
Now, if I had brought up my oldest daughter right (as in being left handed) I'd have to take over control of her Remington Model 7 .260 & add it to the list also. Bolt's on the wrong side though so I guess she can keep it. Great rifle though & personally think the .260 is one of the best overlooked calibers out there.
I have several battle rifles and target rifles in my collection. The hunting rifle I'm using right now is a carbine I build last summer. It's a Stevens action with a E.R. Shaw 20" sporter barrel chambered in .300 Savage. I put a Sharp Shooter Supply laminated wood hunter stock in rust camo and had all the metal Dura-Coated. I topped it off with a Weaver 4X scope.
Here in Pa. I use a Accumark in 300 Weatherby for field hunting and a 1895 Guide gun in 45-70 for driving or still hunting. A 700 VS in .223 for groundhogs. Hopefully the 300 will be going mule deer hunting next year in Wyoming. Good luck hunting. PaLuke
There are still some who insist a scope is not needed for the type hunting they do, ignoring the advances of the last 150 years in optical sights. (Even the ultra-conservative US Army has adopted optical sights.) The idea that in some special circumstances open iron sights or aperture (peep) sights might be more useful is not lost on me, but with the inevitable advance of age comes the reduction in visual acuity needed for using iron sights.
I believe that many who completely resist the idea of...