Well, the wife wants a deer rifle...

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    AntiqueDr
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    Well, the wife wants a deer rifle...
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    Somewhat to my surprise, my lovely wife has expressed a desire to go hunting this year. Excellent! So, she has commissioned me to build her new rifle...

    I gotta find a short action Remington. Just happen to have a 7mm barrel around here I can chamber to 7mm/08 Ackley Improved, lay in about six barrel flutes, finish out at 24" or so... HS-Precision composite stock.... rework the trigger... matte-blue the metal... Conetrol rings.... Shepherd scope....

    Crap, I might have to keep that one. Now I still gotta find one for her!


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    280freak
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    Sounds like this could turn into a LOOOOOOONG project!

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    Sounds like a great setup to me, Doc!

    Ain't nuttin' wrong with the 7-08 AI - should be more than adequate for everything in Texas, and then some!

    'Course, I'm sorta partial to the .264's and .284's.
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    LIKTOSHOOT
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    Never seen a Texas deer, that a .243 wouldn`t dispatch. Light kicker and flat shooting. Have downed a many with one shot....in their tracks. One inch behind the shoulder, one inch below the spine.....stakes them. Texas deer are small and there ain`t many bean fields either. LTS

    the real fredneck
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    isn't a 24" barrel a tad long for a ladies gun? (wink, wink)

    kdub01
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    You're right!

    Seems this project is being set up as a possible "Damn, Honey - this might not be the right rifle for you. Here, let me take this one and I'll build you one that will fit better."

    (Hee, Hee, Hee!!!)
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    Xracer
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    Heck, Doc.....this is the perfect chance to build a pair of "His & Her's customs" out of a couple of surplus 6.5 Swedes.

    TallTLynn
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    Hey now hold on there you guys. That gun may not be too big for AntiqueDr's wife - and you should all be ashamed of yourselves - wanting the best ones for yourselves.

    Tsk, tsk!!!

    The Wile E Coyote
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    I think I'll have to go with LTS on this one... the 243 is a very good deer gun without much in the reciol department.

    Regards,
    Coyote

    AntiqueDr
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    As luck would have it, this latest huge bunch of guns I bought has a short-action 700 receiver in it! So far, so good!


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