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Posted: 9/16/2005 5:24:07 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 9/16/2005 5:25:07 PM EDT
I'm using one chambered in .30-06 this year for deer, haven't shot it yet. I'm interested too.
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 5:26:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/16/2005 5:27:12 PM EDT by PROFESSORCHAOS]
i don't have one, but my uncle has used a one for about 15 years and has taken quite a few whitetails with it....he loves it
eta-never heard him complain about it
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 5:30:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FOX-:
I'm using one chambered in .30-06 this year for deer, haven't shot it yet. I'm interested too.



What's the hold up, Fudd? Gonna break it out the weekend before season opens to run a mag through it and call it good?
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 5:34:14 PM EDT
I had one years ago in 30.06. I worked up a handload using 165 Seirra boatails and it regularly outshot bolt guns.

Funny story, I was dropping off a buddy at his blind when he dropped his rifle and broke a scope mount. I took him to my blind and we sat for about an hour before the deer showed up. I had allready got one that weekend so I let my bud take a shot using my rifle. He had never shot it before. 150 yards he takes a shot it passes threw the chest of one buck and killed a doe on the other side. Two deer one shot. I never heard such bragging in my life. No credit for the months to work up the load and dial in the rifle. I bit my tounge and let him enjoy his Dan Boone fantasy.
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 5:43:11 PM EDT
While I was still working as a gunsmith a customer brought me one for a cleaning, scope mounting and zeroing. Yeah I know every shooter has his/her own zero, but the customer is always right and he insisted I zero it.

It was reliable, but I didn't get to torure test it. Accuracy with factory ammo ran in the 3 to 4 MOA for me. Considering my custom 30-06 bolt gun can shoot 1/4 MOA I wasn't impressed with the accuracy.
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 5:47:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By IchWarrior:

Originally Posted By FOX-:
I'm using one chambered in .30-06 this year for deer, haven't shot it yet. I'm interested too.



What's the hold up, Fudd? Gonna break it out the weekend before season opens to run a mag through it and call it good?



His dad only gave him one bullet.
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 5:47:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By IchWarrior:

Originally Posted By FOX-:
I'm using one chambered in .30-06 this year for deer, haven't shot it yet. I'm interested too.



What's the hold up, Fudd? Gonna break it out the weekend before season opens to run a mag through it and call it good?



Not my rifle, and I lost my backyard range when I moved so I the nearest free range is 100yrds adn its about 90 minutes away.
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 6:01:27 PM EDT

They are popular in my area and some people say theirs shoots well. The ones I have shot are OK at best. If it is all you have then hope you get a good one and practice. If you are going to buy something get a bolt gun or lever.
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 6:07:47 PM EDT
I like mine... I use Rem .30-06 NBT 150 - 1.5/2.0 MOA. relatively lightweight fast handling. I had it shortened to 16.5 inches on the barrel, swings real good in the woods.
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 6:21:04 PM EDT
My uncle had one. 30-06. Reliability was good. Accuracy was fair, about 2 MOA. But, unlike a bolt gun, there was not much you could do to improve it. He used it for a number of years and then it broke, and the gunsmith said it could not be repaired.
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