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6/6/22 @ 7:24 PM
Bassmaster+recordracks 2
Bassmaster+recordracks 2
PRO MEMBER User since 7/24/20

Could not find the what have you bought lately so here is another. Pretty excited. Pellet gun additions. The dan Wesson 2 1/2 in and the 347 crossman vigilante. 

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1/14/23 @ 4:11 PM
User since 12/7/05


I'm not sure if that is the same rifle we talked about a couple years ago, but Savage rifles are workhorses. I own a few and have recommended them to friends and family. They have all shot very well with good optics and mounts. Ditch the cheap scope and aluminum rings that come with them and replace them with a decent scope and DNZ/Talley mounts and they shoot great! Congrats on your purchase and a great deer!

1/14/23 @ 3:03 AM
User since 1/18/11

Back on 11/22/22 promised  i'd get back on here with my review of HERITAGE ROUGH RIDER.

Moving 91-year-old ma up here from Florida and birth of Grandson kept me from range time. Rectified that yesterday. The little revolver really is well worth the money. Fairly accurate, the sites consist of a groove in topstrap, and a raised beaded front site, shot to point of aim at 15 yards. Just used some old lead Remington cheapie ammo. Will try it with better fodder next time. Takes plenty of work to load and unload with that gate, but easy enough and make you value your shots! Great inexpensive starter gun for a kid. Biggest beef and (might be my fault) is getting spent cases out. One really has to slam the ejector rod to remove them. Next time, will have a little oil with me and lightly swab the cylinders down before firing.

All in all, well worth the $89 I paid at Bud's guns, You know that every gun is a gift that keeps giving...Bought a $10 "rug" case for it, paid the fee for FBI call in $20,now ordering the $30 .22 mag cylinder and then gotta have a holster fer me "cowboy" gun, plus the available grips in heritage catalogue are cool and tempting. Such is life.

So if you ante up the $119 price ($30 mail rebate) I think you'll be happy. I never thought fit and finish would be as good as it is, and even with cheapie ammo it always went bang. I easily give it four and a half stars IMHO. 

1/12/23 @ 11:14 PM
User since 1/10/21

About a month back, I put on a lightweight Primary Arms 3X prism optic on my looter shooter. Easily as fast on the target at 10-25yds as a dot sight, but offers precision at 100yds. The optical clarity from edge to edge rivals HD glass. Was able to shoot right at MOA with my home-rolled rendition of the 77gr MK262 Mod1 ammo, from a bag rest. Looking forward to testing it at some longer distances this spring/summer to see how close the register is on the sight markings using a 16" barrel (or at least how far off it is).

New guns. photo by Gman762
New guns. photo by Gman762
1/6/23 @ 8:55 AM
PRO MEMBER User since 1/12/14

Remington 700 300win mag.

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12/29/22 @ 10:33 AM
User since 8/24/07

I will give a big thumbs up to Savage 110/111 rifles. Picked up a used 30/06 at a pawn shop to replace a POS Remington 783 in same caliber. Even without cleaning the barrel yet, it's super accurate by my standards (under 1.5"/100 yards) with cheap 150 gr core lokts. Certainly accurate enough to land two hits right where I was aiming on this guy at 205+ yards opening day lol!
As for caliber, I'll just mention I have not seen much in the way of 30/06 on the rare occasions I look when I'm at a store that carries ammo, nor much 270 and even less 7mm/08, but 308 seems quite plentiful in a variety of brands most places I've seen.  
side note: I understand 308 has a military background/presence so seeing a bunch of military surplus wouldn't be surprising, but the number of hunting rounds from various manufacturers does seem odd relative to the scarcity of other popular calibers.  Something to consider if you enjoy shooting in the off season as well and don't reload.  

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12/28/22 @ 4:54 PM
User since 1/10/21

Opinion on the Winchester 20 gauge? 
That specific shotgun is an excellent value. I was the Midwest rep for Winchester/USRAC from 92-94 and sold a pile of the 1300's. Alloy receiver (because the bolt rotated into the barrel extension like an AR15 and the barrel extension took all of the force of the cartridge). The "speed pump" feature unlocked the bolt when you fired and was almost like a power-assist to rack the slide. BUT...the weak point of the entire design was the 2-finger ejection spring that was secured to the receiver, inside the ejection port. This spring was brittle and prone to fracture. Best to order one and keep it on hand. You can get one from Ahlman's - AHLMAN'S PARTS

12/27/22 @ 1:14 AM
User since 12/7/05


If you are using a slug gun, especially a 20 gauge, pick a centerfire rifle in just about any caliber and it will be an upgrade as far as accuracy and effective range go. What action you get may depend on how you hunt. If your shots are close and you do a lot of pushing/drives, a pump or semi-auto may work better for quick follow up shots. If you sit in a stand most of the time and want better accuracy and caliber selection, a bolt action will fit the bill just right. It'll offer more options and be available cheaper depending on make/model. I have 6 deer rifles chambered in .243 Win, .270 Win, .30-06 SPRG (2) and 350 Legend (2). Also have a .223 Rem and .223 Wylde which would work in a pinch, but are not ideal for larger Midwest whitetails. All but two are bolt actions. I hunt stands and am more of a "one shot" kind of guy, so shooting a bolt action does not bother me. The two that are not bolt actions are an AR in 350 Legend and a pump action .30-06 that belonged to my late grandfather.

If someone were to ask me what the best overall deer rifle would be for hunting in Wisconsin inside 200-300 yards, I would tell them to buy a bolt action rifle (probably a Savage 110) in .308 Win or .30-06. Why? Those calibers are common, readily available (.308 is a military round and always being produced) and offer a wide range of bullet weights and configurations (cup and core lead, bonded, monolithic, hollow point, ballistic tip, etc). Factory loadings can be found for both in 110 gr - 220 gr, with many falling in the 150 - 180 gr range, which are perfect for deer. Before the 6.5 Creedmoor guys start spitting BC numbers and efficiency, etc. keep in mind we are talking 200 yards and in...so bullet drop and energy at 500+ yards are irrelevant. 

As someone else already stated, the Savage 110 series is a good, accurate workhorse rifle. Topped with a good variable-powered scope (Vortex, Leupold, Redfield, etc.) you would be set for most big game anywhere in North America. Really though, a .270 Win, .243 Win, 7mm-08 and a couple other calibers would work just fine, especially if you use heavy-for-caliber bullets (140-150 gr .270, 95-100 gr .243, 140 gr+ 7mm-08, etc). A 7mm Mag, .300 Win Mag, etc. will burn more powder, punish you at the bench, create bad shooting habits (flinching) and do more damage (ie waste more meat) on game than the aforementioned calibers. The rifles and ammo will also be more expensive. You won't be able to thump your chest and brag that you shoot a whizz-bang magnum, but you'll probably be a better shot and not ruin as much meat. Again, there is no reason to seek out and buy a magnum caliber for shooting a 200 lb or less animal inside 200 yards. Zero. Now, if you move here from out west have a 7mm Mag, .300 Win Mag, etc. and don't want to buy a new rifle, then overkill away! My best advice would be to pick a rifle/caliber that you can shoot well and have confidence in, set it up right with good mounts on the optic and get familiar with how it shoots. If you sight any of the calibers I mentioned here 1.5 - 2" high at 100 yards, you can hold dead on a deer's vitals out to 200 yards, no problem. Good luck with whatever you choose!

12/26/22 @ 2:20 PM
Bassmaster+recordracks 2
Bassmaster+recordracks 2
PRO MEMBER User since 7/24/20

Great gun. The military 92 for many yrs in the military. Easy shooter. Still want to get my hands on a late 80s for the cabinet. 

12/25/22 @ 4:23 PM
User since 11/11/07

I picked up a Beretta 92 FS yesterday.  Can't wait to break it in.

12/3/22 @ 8:08 PM
User since 2/8/17

Picked up a 9mm Sig Sauer P320 today. Going to range tomorrow. Feels really good in hand.

12/3/22 @ 6:03 PM
User since 1/29/03

Tails, May want to stick with Savage. Good work horse guns. One of the 110 models. 308,30.06 and my go to favorite .270

12/3/22 @ 5:49 PM
User since 5/12/16

Tails look at a 308.

12/3/22 @ 12:55 PM
User since 2/23/16

Stopped at a small local gun shop for information on a gun smith..Well got the information I needed plus Christmas shopping done also.. My wife has a soft spot for Winchester 1300 .. l found a beautiful 20 gauge speed pump and a really nice Remington 770 30 06 bolt action in stainless steel for my son... I might have paid a little more for the Remington but I feel better knowing it is a small local shop and not a big box store... Shop local if you can support our local businesses..

Opinion on price for the Winchester 20 gauge? Not much information on them stopped production in 2006 I think..

Remington 770 with BSA 3x10 x44 30 06 stainless steel..I can find camo stock but nothing else..

Any thoughts 

11/29/22 @ 6:20 PM
Outa line
User since 8/9/21

Tails, u need (2)

Browning automatic 7 mag w/ 3x9 scope.

Ruger 77/44 stainless w/ open sights. 5.2 lbs, 38” overall length, 4 rd rotary clip. Great option in rain/snow out to about 125 yds. 

11/27/22 @ 6:43 PM
User since 11/29/19

Looking at a new gun for Wisconsin deer hunting. Shots will range from 15 yds to 200 yds. Have always shot slug gun. Have a Savage 20 as of now. Thinking of a up grade. Thoughts and opinions?

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