Modified '03-A3 (I will not say "sporterized) with a Lyman Alaskan scope. With proper bullet placement it will take anything in North America - yes, including ol' "grizz"! Simple, strong, acceptable accuracy with most ammunition - I use Silver Tips when going after large game. The rifle is almost indestructable, so when I am out in the bush in the rain, fog, snow, etc, I don't worry about it failing. I will fail before the rifle!
My LRB M25 with a 5R barrel, and my Savage flat-back 110 with a Benchmark 5R barrel. My Savage will be my primary this year, now that the overhaul is complete.
Both are very accurate, reliable and built for field use. They are a little on the heavy side (both in the 12 pound range), but if I miss a shot, it won't be any fault of the rifle. The M25 is great for follow up shots.
I use a Remington 700 ADL in .270 with a Leupold scope & rings. I painted the black synthetic stock & added a Remington supercell recoil pad. I bought this rifle specifically for hunting deer & it has been a great rifle, also much cheaper than hitting a deer with my truck which happens all the time out here (almost hit one yesterday!)
I hunt mostly small black tail deer and small 150lbs. sow pigs, it doesn't take much to take them down, I've been using an early production Interarms Mark X (Mauser 98 action) in .243 Winchester with 100gr. Hornady Interlock SPBT bullets for both. I have it in a pillar bedded and barrel floated Bell and Carlson synthetic Cardelite stock, a Timney Featherweight trigger and a 4-12x50 Swarovski HABICHT series scope, it shoots 1/2" groups at 100-yards with my handloads.
I also have a Winchester Model 70 Super Grade (post-64 but controlled push feed) in .270 Win. that I use for mule deer and elk, it has a Leupold VX-III Long Range 4.5-14x44 side focus scope.
Super light weight, and the .308 well is just my favorite "all around" caliber for that purpose. I've hunted from upstate NY to Colorado and it just seems to "always" get the job done the first time every time.
Tikka t3 lite, it is guaranteed to shoot under an 1 inch at 100 yards and has a great trigger out of the box. Light and fast handling. For the money I don't think it has a competitor. I have one in 300wsm which I use for deer/hogs and a 204 that I use for coyotes. They make a compact version in 308 which would be a wonderful choice for anyone.
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