Originally Posted by Yamahog12
Unfortunately I came upon the rifle I have as a result of my Dad's death. It is a Remington model 722 in .257 Roberts. It has an old Weaver scope on it which I may replace with something better. My dad enjoyed blasting woodchucks with it as rifles were banned in Western NY for deer hunting. Not sure if that's still the case. I live up north where rifles are the norm for deer.
I bought the .204 Ruger for predator calling on those bitter cold dead still mornings we have up here. I wanted something that didn't kick like a mule and could leave the pelts in decent shape after the shot.
That old weaver, depending on the model could be better then a new scope. If it is made in El Paso, don't take it off. If you feel the need to, let me know. I have a classic rifle that has been screaming for a classic Weaver.
The .204 will do exactly what you wanted it for, still need to know how to sew those holes though. That 722 is worth its' weight in gold, but that is JMHO. I spent a few winters in Livingston manor. What a dump. You could always go to Jonnies in Liberty and see ugly, we are talking double bagger strippers. Rough country.