If I take a rifle out of the safe it is always the little model 700 I had converted to a 7mm-08 single shot action, fully blue printed with double sleeved bolt and Pac-Nor match grade stainless barrel. The fiberglass stock was made by one of the guys in the tooling and mold shop when I worked at the manufacturing plant in the 80's. Jewel trigger and 2.5 x 8 Leupold and it does everything I need. Deer, elk and antelope so far.
I bought myself a retirement gift in 2004. Remington 700 Titanium Mountain Rifle in .300 RSAUM. Just over 7 lbs with scope. It has never let me down. It is beat up but still shoots like a laser. Deer, bear, hogs, coyotes have all fallen to it. It's topped with a Leupold VX-6 2 - 12x 44 scope. My trusty sidearm while hunting is my Springfield Professional 1911 .45 that rides in a leg holster. I can draw that from any position and don't have to hunt for it when wearing heavy winter clothes up here in Idaho.
"I hate to be the bearer of truth here but poly pistols have no soul so their death is inconsequential." Curtis - eskimo36
My recent favorite, the last ten years, is a Ruger Scout Rifle 308, left hand. Have the hunting mags plus the plinking mags. It's a nice rifle. It's set up currently with a NECG receiver sight as most of my field work is 100-150 yds. I like the 165 grain bullet as it is a good compromise for velocity/heavy boned animals.
Handgun that goes with me into the field is a Model 69 4" 44 Magnum.
Last Edit: Aug 24, 2019 10:23:53 GMT -5 by ezekiel38