Big-Bore Rifles

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by Fleetman, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. Fleetman

    Fleetman New Member

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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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  2. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper New Member

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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:D
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    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 nasty:DNice rifles Fleetman!
     

  3. Kitty87

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    They are beautiful.
     
  4. lonyaeger

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    That's awesome. Just out of curiosity....what do you DO with the .50?
     
  5. jpattersonnh

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    What any good Texan would, line up 5 or 6 piggies and let her rip!;)
     
  6. lonyaeger

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    Well, yeah but.....wouldn't another caliber do the same...and not at $20-25 a pop? :eek:

    None of my business, I've always been fascinated with .50 caliber....but never knew a non-military to have one!
     
  7. Fleetman

    Fleetman New Member

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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!
     
  8. Gatekeeper

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    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!"
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    Thanks for the offer, but Im not giving this one up!:D
    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:eek:
    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.
     
  9. Fleetman

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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!
     
  10. Gatekeeper

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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.
     
  11. Fleetman

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    I said the "there's a good deal on a G" word to my gf and almost got my mouth washed out with soap! Let me see how it went as I remember...."just how long DO I have to sit on this old couch?", "how come every time there's a "good deal" on a gun it turns into $500 worth of accessories not counting the price of the gun?", "when do I get the new bedroom suite that I want?", "I wish I had a new car like every one else....how long DO "how come....??"", etc, etc, etc, etc!
     
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  12. Wambli

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    Custom 98 square bridge Magnum Mauser .375 Mag
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  13. Gatekeeper

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    :eek::eek:
    If thats your rifle Wambli, I hate you like I've never hated any other!:D
    J/k That is awesome, serious envy, truly a piece of art:cool:
     
  14. Wambli

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    Thank you! Yes it is. My wife gave it to me for my Birthday two years ago. She is a keeper (the wife that is, rifle too)...
     
  15. Fleetman

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    That is truly a beauty Wambli! Yes, I believe both are absolute keepers!

    I too am fortunate to have a companion that understands my needs...this is what "Santa" left in my stocking this year.....(change of venue here but had to brag nonetheless...hahaha!)
     

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  16. Wambli

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    It's your thread so you can do your own highjacks ;) Then again a beautiful .45 acp is a big bore too! Any woman that'll give you a 1911 for Christmas is DEFINITELY a keeper, specialy one as nice as that Kimber!
     
  17. Txhillbilly

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    Wambli,that rifle is a work of art.Very nice.

    Fleetman,you have a nice group of toys also.
    You guy's must not like your rotator cups,shooting those dinosaur canons,LOL. I have shot a 50BMG several times,and they are addicting,and make you appreiciate muzzlebrakes.
     
  18. willfully armed

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    Does my Marlin 336 in 35 Rem count?
     
  19. m72law

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    its not a rilfe...but does have a pretty big bore...66mm:)
     

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  20. Fleetman

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    Thanks for the replies all.....was cleaning up/re-arranging the safe and before wiping them down, snapped that pic.


    66mm....hmmm, I figure that to be around 2.5" caliber???