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re: If you could build the perfect deer rifle


I shoot a 35 Whelen chunking over 200 grains ( not a blood trailing fan), and love it. But, my small caliber guns are the most versatile deer rounds I have.





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ShowMeWhatYouGotRaji
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You raise an excellent point about the recoil flinches. I'm not real concerned with recoil, I don't enjoy having my shoulder pounded, I just see it as the price you pay for the Gatorade bottle sized exit wound.





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LSUSPY
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I lusted after a custom deer rifle for many years and was finally able to fulfill my dream. I ordered the following from Hill Country Rifles while deployed as a contractor in Afghanistan:

Primary usage: Deer hunting in the South East
Caliber: .308 Win
Stock: McMillian Remington Sporter in marbled pattern of 60% olive drab, 20% woodland beige, 20% dark brown
Barrel/action: 21" Stainless steel Schneider barrel #3 contour. Remington 700 action professionally blueprinted. Timney trigger and HS Precision bottom metal with detachable magazine. All metal finished in graphite black Cerakote.
Optics: Leupold VX-3 4.5-14x40mm CDS mounted with Talley lightweight alloy scope mounts.

The rifle grouped .437" with 168 Fed Match and .420" with Fed Premium 165 Sierra Game King. I could not be happier with the quality of work and overall experience dealing with Hill Country Rifles! I highly recommend them!






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beHop
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re: If you could build the perfect deer rifle


You got a pic of that rifle?





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SportTiger1
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You got a pic of that rifle?


Thats exactly what i was thinking as reading his post. Imma need to see that rifle.






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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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re: If you could build the perfect deer rifle


Since price is no option, an h&h double in .375 would be in order





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LSUSPY
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OK guys here is the photo of my Hill Country .308. Enjoy!




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beHop
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re: If you could build the perfect deer rifle


Very nice





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LSUSPY
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Thanks! It was ludicrously expensive, but worth every penny!





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SportTiger1
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Purdy rifle.





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spacewrangler
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For deer hunting in the south and to have versatility of being able to change calibers with the same riffle I would recommend a Blaser R8 Professional in 7mm08. That is what I shoot (R93-previous model) and I have a 270 WSM barrel and bolt head conversion. It takes less than 5 minutes to change barrels and the bolt head and magazine.

The bolt action is a straight pull, this gives faster reloads and enables you to stay on target during the reloading process. It is extremely well made, accurate and the trigger is amazing.

The professional model has a synthetic stock which I prefer over the many high grade wood stocks. The balance with the synthetic stock is perfect, I've handled many riffles with synthetic stocks and he only other one, I've handled, that come close to the balance is a family members Sako.









For the scope Swaroski 2.5-10.










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A_bear
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Unlimited amount of money, I'm building a gun I can bring everywhere and feel comfortable carrying. Also I want it to be the most badass gun ever. So I'd start by calling up les Baer and telling him to name his price to build me the first ever .257 weatherby mag in an AR platform with a magpul ubr stock, ergo grip, 22" barrel, custom make a couple 10rd mags. And make sure it shoots 1/2" groups like the rest of his ARs. Then put a S&B precision hunter 3-12x50 scope on it.





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SportTiger1
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257 weatherby mag in an AR platform with a magpul ubr stock, ergo grip, 22" barrel, custom make a couple 10rd mags.

Now we're getting somewhere.






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TigerOnThe Hill
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I just looked up the ballistics for the 25-06 just cause I haven't in a while and the quarter bore intrigues me. I remembered why I have never given it real thought. Why? Why a 25 over a 270. Why a 270 over a 30?
Instant flashback for me! When I was younger (MUCH) and getting ready to buy my first big game rifle, I debated between the 25-06 and the 270 Win. Ended up w/ the latter, but I could've probably been just as happy w/ the 25-06.






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TigerOnThe Hill
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Some day you're son will appreciate a dad buying such a nice gun for him! Unfortunately, it may not be until he's in his late 20's!! Seriously, that's a well thought and put together deer rifle.





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TigerOnThe Hill
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7mm-08 is a hot little round and is pretty flat shooting, but a short distance round from what I have collected.

B&T, Don't limit the 7-08 to being a short range only rifle. W/ adequate practice and the right components, it'll handle longer shots just as well as a 260 Rem, 308 Win 270 Win or 30-06.






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TigerOnThe Hill
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LSUSPY,
That's a pretty and well thought out deer hunting package. Job well done!






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Coach in Waiting
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My Brother in Law's


.308 Win
Remington 700 Stainless Action
Kreiger 26 Inch Barrel
Nightforce 8-32/56 scope
Jewell Trigger
Manners Stock






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SportTiger1
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re: If you could build the perfect deer rifle


I guess you could call that a deer rifle. But very nice indeed.





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flyby
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DownSouthDave,
You mind sharing how much you paid for the Finnlight, and where you bought it? I went into Spillway Sportsman a year or so ago to buy a Kimber Montana and then I handled the Finnlight and held off on buying. A year later I ended up settling on a Ruger Hawkeye Ultralight (7mm08) but I still have an itch for the Finnlight.







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