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Old 02-28-2010, 08:23 PM   #1
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Here's mine....what do some of you fellows have?

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LAR .50BMG
CZ 550 .458 Lott
Rem 700 .338 Win Mag

Hoping to add a .375 H&H and .416 Rigby soon!

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Old 02-28-2010, 08:59 PM   #2
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Closest I've got to big bore, but since you posted a .338 I'll throw up my Rem7600 in 35 Whelen, next to my buds 45-70 guide gun


I am looking to move up in the medium bores, been looking at 9.3x62, 370 Sako, and 376 Steyr chamberings for a Mauser action I've got. Decisions, decisions.

I'm a bit of a recoil junkie myself, but that Lott looks like it would just be nastyNice rifles Fleetman!

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They are beautiful.

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Here's mine....what do some of you fellows have?

Pictured is a:
LAR .50BMG
CZ 550 .458 Lott
Rem 700 .338 Win Mag

Hoping to add a .375 H&H and .416 Rigby soon!
That's awesome. Just out of curiosity....what do you DO with the .50?
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That's awesome. Just out of curiosity....what do you DO with the .50?

What any good Texan would, line up 5 or 6 piggies and let her rip!
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What any good Texan would, line up 5 or 6 piggies and let her rip!
Well, yeah but.....wouldn't another caliber do the same...and not at $20-25 a pop?

None of my business, I've always been fascinated with .50 caliber....but never knew a non-military to have one!
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To quote someone famous...."anything I want!"

Nah, seriously, there is a huge following of .50BMG shooters for long range-shooting events.....1k+ yards. It is awesome to watch impacts at 500 yards. Ammo is approx $4.85 per round and reloading cuts the cost to around $3.00 - $3.50 dependent on the projectile.

Thank you all for the comments....I'm proud of the collection we've gathered over the years and we enjoy all guns from .177 B-B to the .50BMG.

When I grow up (as my gf refers to my mindset) I plan on adding a 20mm.

To Gatekeeper:
I have the blued version of the .45-70 GG that I'll trade you for the 7600 .35 Whelen. I've been salivating about adding that particular caliber to the stable. Whose stock is that....way cool!

The .458 Lott in a ten-plus pound rifle is not bad although I, naturally, prefer to shoot it off sticks....bench shooting is a little headachy. 370 Sako ballistics look tempting enough to build upon!

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I have the blued version of the .45-70 GG that I'll trade you for the 7600 .35 Whelen. I've been salivating about adding that particular caliber to the stable. Whose stock is that....way cool!
I love the Whelen. Ive been a big, fast magnum guy(7mmSTW) for years but have recently fell in love with the quiet classic performance of the whelen.
To quote a friend "Its nothin fancy, It just plain kills stuff!"

Thanks for the offer, but Im not giving this one up!
I've got it down to 3/4" at 100yd with 250gr handloads
Thats a factory remington 1 of 250 run in maple they made last year, I picked it up new at a local shop for not much more than standard '06 7600(@ $650). I put a VX-2 2-7x33 in Leupold QD mounts so I can use irons in bad weather.
Ive got #150, there are still a few floating around the net., dont know about price though, remingtons MSRP was $1300
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The .458 Lott in a ten-plus pound rifle is not bad although I, naturally, prefer to shoot it off sticks....bench shooting is a little headachy. 370 Sako ballistics look tempting enough to build upon!
Im just waiting on seeing if 370 sako brass becomes available or I'll probably go 9.3x62 in the Argentine action I've got.
I like the numbers on the Sako, it seems like that might be the best medium bore cartridge that will fit in my Mausers '06 length action.
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I had no idea that was REAL wood.....I think I'm in love!! Very nice rifle! I would suspect prices would be high on the remaining 100. Beautiful hardware you've got there!

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GunsAmerica - Remington 7600 Maple - 35 Whelen - Remington Rifles - Modern > Bolt Action Non-Model 700 > Sporting - Guns For Sale & Gun Auctions B"H
Here's one I found shipped for about 750
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If you want a 7600 in Whelen maybe contact the wholesaler Grice Gun Shop - Pennsylvania's Largest Gun Shop
The way I understand it, they order the special runs from remington all the time. They still may have some. I saw a maple 7600 in 7mm-08 that came from there before as well.
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