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    Quote Originally Posted by Colorado Cowboy View Post
    I have a custom .300 Wby that weighs in at around 8# with a sling and full of ammo. I also have a muzzle break to cut the recoil down while I'm at the range. I can be screwed off if you want to while your in the field. I don't use it for deer, thats for my M77 Ruger 25-06. Muzzle breaks make a lot of sense for light guns in big calibers. You should consider using your M70 in 270....great for deer and with the right bullet will do just fine on elk too. great peice to start with. Comp stock will help immensely.

    My turkey gun (a Browning BPS) is 10 ga and its does belt you around.!
    Yeah I guess I could get a mcmillon or something similar for the M70 .270 I have but the barrel is blued and I'm a little hesitant to use .270 for elk. Though I know in most cases it's plenty of round for them, I like the idea of having a little extra caliber for the times it's needed.

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    Most of you will probably lagh at this or be suprised, but I shoot a savage axis and it is an amazing gun, especially when you consider the price. I can get it to shoot a .4 inch group at 100 yds and it is very light. You may not whant it because most people consider it a cheap entry level gun but it will out shoot my dads Nosler M48 trophy grade any day, I am ver impressed with this gun, it blew me away. The only thing I have done to it besides put a scope on it(nikon prostaff,also very good buy) is put a Rifle Basiks trigger on it as the Savage trigger kinda sucked. Hope this helps!
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    I wouldn't laugh at any Savage. They know how to make accurate guns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Hunter View Post
    I wouldn't laugh at any Savage. They know how to make accurate guns.
    Same with the Weatherby Vanguards. Super accurate, affordable guns.

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    Bump...I'm looking for any and all rifle opinions from those of you who are experienced out west hunters.

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    Take one that isn't too heavy but a big enough cal to get the job done. One you feel comfortable with and are proficient with and trust. I have taken a few elk and an unknown number of deer with the one rifle I've owned for 34 years. A Ruger M77R 30/06. Way back before it was "the thing" I put a Bell and Carlson synthetic stock and had it floated. Topped it with a 2X7 scope. Was a Redfield that finally gave up after 25 years or so. Now a Cabelas that is lighter and brighter. I also painted it camo before that was "in" too. That gun is a part of my body after all those years and has been well used and shoots better than I can. I'm not a long range shooter (300 yrds max.) More of a hunter. Nothing like putting the sneak on 'em.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 87TT View Post
    Take one that isn't too heavy but a big enough cal to get the job done. One you feel comfortable with and are proficient with and trust. I have taken a few elk and an unknown number of deer with the one rifle I've owned for 34 years. A Ruger M77R 30/06. Way back before it was "the thing" I put a Bell and Carlson synthetic stock and had it floated. Topped it with a 2X7 scope. Was a Redfield that finally gave up after 25 years or so. Now a Cabelas that is lighter and brighter. I also painted it camo before that was "in" too. That gun is a part of my body after all those years and has been well used and shoots better than I can. I'm not a long range shooter (300 yrds max.) More of a hunter. Nothing like putting the sneak on 'em.
    That's kind of how I want to feel about whatever gun I build/buy in 20 yrs. I want it to be my go-to for anything tougher than whitetails...within reason.


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    Another option for you would be to buy a barreled action from Howa and build your own rifle. I'm not really sure on the price but they are not expensive. Howa is a japanese manufacturer. They make the vanguards for Weatherby. The vanuard is a lot of bang for the buck and the 2 I have are sub-moa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckbull View Post
    Another option for you would be to buy a barreled action from Howa and build your own rifle. I'm not really sure on the price but they are not expensive. Howa is a japanese manufacturer. They make the vanguards for Weatherby. The vanuard is a lot of bang for the buck and the 2 I have are sub-moa.
    Interesting. I've heard the howas are very accurate rifles though I've never shot one to see for myself.


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    I own a vanguard in 223. Very accurate. I am going to be getting one in 30 cal in one way or another soon. They have proven their salt in my books with a good build right out of the box.
    If you don't mind a few extra pack ounces, get a suppressor. Gemtech makes them in titanium. Put it in your pack. When your in place screw it on. Recoil is half that without one. Your ears will also thank you.
    My most favorable part is you stay on target through your optics easier with the barrel tip weighted.
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