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    Posted: 23 July 2003 at 05:44

What do you guys carry to backup your main rifle in case of problems? Right now mine is a  Ruger 96/44, but i am thinking about adding another lefty bolt to my collection. I want this thing to be cheap though. I am going to talk it over with my dad, and i might end up with a  Savage!!!!. HAHAHA that would make me no longer an elitest wouldnt it!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 July 2003 at 07:03
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You mean this year.LOL
Round here in Tenn. when I'm in the open woods a Remington 7600 in .308.
If I'm hunting brush my .35 Rem.
If I go out west any time my Savage in .300wsm or the Browning in .308.
But this is just while I'm sitting here thinking about it,when it gets right down to it.I always grab a .308 without thinking.LOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 July 2003 at 08:06

Hey NH:  Here's what you can spend your hard earned money on at Cabela's.  Looks like a perfect rig for a lefty and you would never have to buy another rifle again:

Blaser Model R84 left hand bolt-action rifle in a four barrel set. This is a very clean rifle that has four barrels a 24" .338 Win Mag with muzzle brake, 24" .375 H&H with muzzle brake, 24" .264 Win Mag and a 26" stainless 7mm STW with a muzzle brake and removable tread cover. All of these barrels have bases for mounting scopes. This gun also has scroll engraved receiver, short bolt action with 60-degree rotation and a Turkish walnut stock a forearm. The bluing is in excellent condition with just a few small marks in the top of the receiver. The stock is also in excellent condition showing very little wear if any. The overall condition is outstanding.

Price:   $1,995
Location : Owatonna, MN



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 July 2003 at 09:31

Sorry Sluggo, i dont have that kind of money . I would rather have 4 Rugers for the same money. Just dont like the name. Blaser, hmmm. Sounds like those four barrels would all need Zeiss or Swarovski scopes. Now if i had a Savage, then i could but a Simmons on top  and then buy a Zeiss Conquest for my Ruger .

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 July 2003 at 10:26

first of all, pass on the conquest.

now, to the question... my backup rifle depends on where i'm hunting at. if i am in the black hills (brush hunting), then the marlin 336 in 30-30 is my back-up.

if i am at the farm, the 25-06 (rem 700 bdl) is my back-up.

if i am hunting on the missouri river or west of the mo, then it is a 300 wsm (win 70).

if i am prairie dog hunting, then either the 223 (rem or savage) or 22-250 (rem 700 bdl), or 243 (rem model 7 or rem 700 adl) or 308 (rem 700 vls). whichever isn't being used is back-up.

the rest of the guns are kinda like niche guns... it's really cold out and i want to hunt coyotes, so i take... etc etc etc

Hunting is not a matter of life or death; it is much more important than that.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 July 2003 at 10:40

Why say no to the Zeiss Conquest? Isnt it better than a Vari-X III which is 60 bucks less?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 July 2003 at 13:29

you'll have to look for yourself, don't just take my word for it. but: i noticed the conquest might be just a hair brighter than the leupolds (debatable), but the clarity and resolution were definitely second best. really frustrating to look thru, actually. the constant eye relief is nice, but it seems to be pretty critical, so can be a pain at times. also, the conquest is significantly heavier than a leupold. one thing i really like about the conquest is the reticle. by far the best hunting reticle - not so heavy that target shooting is hard, but heavy enough to get the job done.

i think that if you were to spend $400 on a scope, the money is better spent on a leupold.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 July 2003 at 16:30
I always have an old Milsurp in the truck, or in camp for spare firepower. They ALWAYS work.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 July 2003 at 00:45

Ok, thanks dakota. I figured that since it sayed Zeiss on it it would be far superior to leupies. Guess i was wrong there . O well, i guess i will just go back to what i know, Leupies

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 July 2003 at 01:30

If I get one, I'd be a 35 cal, either the 358, or the 350 mag.  Always figured with as much of a accuracy nut as I am if I built a surplus gun, by the time I was finished I'd have just as much in it as I would if I bought a new one.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 July 2003 at 01:06

NH,

   Oopps, I screwed up!!!  I used some of thet extry cash from sellin the Browning Citori to order a BLR '81 in 358.  Had to stick to my dream cartridge, and action stead of going with the 350 Rem Mag.  It ain't a Model 71, but the ballistics are the same and it's got a removable Magazine. 

See I listen to you guy's, hope my wife ain't readin my stuff, she don't know yet!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 July 2003 at 01:44
Gee, I know this will be kind of a boring answer, but my back up rifle is a 30-06 Howa.  What better back up rifle right?  When things go wrong I just go back to my old favorite.  Fits like a glove.  You know, maybe I should sell the rest of my rifles and just keep old favorite.................... Nah.
Y'all shoot straight!!!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 July 2003 at 12:15

When I last hunted [moose] my primary was my Browning A-bolt composite stalker .300 Win Mag with B&L Elite 3000 3-9x40mm. Back-up was my Winchester Model 70 XTR in .30-06, synthetic stock, with the same model scope.

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