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Unread 05-29-2012, 08:24 PM   #256
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Unread 05-29-2012, 08:34 PM   #257
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The CJ that's in the driveway. The money I made off it help fund my forever debt issues known as the Jeep CJ-7. My next rifle will be a Tikka T3 Tactical.
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Unread 05-30-2012, 08:30 PM   #258
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Hey Dave- Here's some fishing pics.

Clay at 14 with a couple reds
Me, a long time ago, with a snook and a red
Fallon at 8 with his first-ever red
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Unread 06-23-2012, 12:34 PM   #259
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T-minus 5 days before I leave for my 7 day salmon and halibut fishing trip to Petersburg Alaska. Getting excited!
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Unread 06-23-2012, 12:39 PM   #260
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T-minus 5 days before I leave for my 7 day salmon and halibut fishing trip to Petersburg Alaska. Getting excited!
I envy you Coiz. Alaska is beautiful in the summer. Hope you have a great trip and good luck fishing. Post some pics when you return.
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Unread 06-23-2012, 12:53 PM   #261
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Great photos Scott

I really enjoyed saltwater when I lived in Houston...it is really hard to get skunked fishing saltwater!

Mike, that sounds like a hellava trip, good luck and take lots of pictures!

I know you are a 308 fan and so am I, but I am playing with the 308's baby brother now...kinda hard to ignore the Remington 260, 120-140gr bullets with .550-.650 BC when compared to the 308's 168-175gr bullets with .460-.505 BC and additional recoil. The recoil of the 308 was never a problem but I have been shooting a 300WSM and 208's the recently and the difference is significant. I look forward to ringing this baby out over the next few months and it will be the go to rifle for 99% of all my shooting and hunting for the long term.






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Unread 06-23-2012, 01:22 PM   #262
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Another good round based on the .308 case is the 7mm-08. I had a friend that had one in a Ruger 77 and racked up an excellent one shot kill ratio on axis deer here. He was an excellent shot. That always makes a difference. He passed away in 1999 and his family gave me the rifle.
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Unread 06-23-2012, 02:00 PM   #263
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Wow, that is a nice gift and very thoughtful of his family!

The 260 almost died but made a comeback in the last decade, although I don't think we will ever find more 260 ammo on the shelf than the 7-08. I had two myself, one Rem 7 and one 70 Featherweight back in the late 90's. The 7 was a major pain in the rear but I finally found one load it preferred, 150gr Ballistic Tips. I had one 243 in the early 90's so that leaves the 358 and newer 338 Federal to try but I probably will never get around to it.
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Unread 06-23-2012, 02:06 PM   #264
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Some NRA high power rifle competitors use the .260 and like the high BC of the 6.5mm bullets. Makes for good velocity retention at long ranges.
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Unread 06-24-2012, 08:51 PM   #265
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Just spotted this thread. The CJ is going to be my hunting/fishing rig. The 4 door Wrangler I can sleep inside without setting up a tent...which is slick. Sometimes I pull a little 5X8 enclosed with gear. We drew out on Black Powder Deer this year, but also put in for antlerless Elk..hoping to put some meat in the freezer....
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Unread 06-24-2012, 09:03 PM   #266
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I like the Golden and the 336 at the bottom, 35 Remington???
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Unread 06-24-2012, 09:07 PM   #267
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I like the Golden and the 336 at the bottom, 35 Remington???
Thanks, I love that 39a! The 336 isn't a 35,....it's a thutty thutty....which as we all know isn't enough gun for a deer.....haha
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Great photos Scott

I really enjoyed saltwater when I lived in Houston...it is really hard to get skunked fishing saltwater!

Mike, that sounds like a hellava trip, good luck and take lots of pictures!

I know you are a 308 fan and so am I, but I am playing with the 308's baby brother now...kinda hard to ignore the Remington 260, 120-140gr bullets with .550-.650 BC when compared to the 308's 168-175gr bullets with .460-.505 BC and additional recoil. The recoil of the 308 was never a problem but I have been shooting a 300WSM and 208's the recently and the difference is significant. I look forward to ringing this baby out over the next few months and it will be the go to rifle for 99% of all my shooting and hunting for the long term.






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Heck of a nice group and I am digging that fluted barrel! Never shot a .260. Don't know nuthin bout 'em. Did you just pick it up? Shweeet!
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Thanks, I love that 39a! The 336 isn't a 35,....it's a thutty thutty....which as we all know isn't enough gun for a deer.....haha
I wish they would build a 39A Carbine again, but I don't expect a lot from Remlin/Marlington. Nice wood on both and the 30-30 has no shame

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Heck of a nice group and I am digging that fluted barrel! Never shot a .260. Don't know nuthin bout 'em. Did you just pick it up? Shweeet!
I replaced the barrel on an old rifle, it had me worried shooting 1.5"-3" as I was working up loads, once the pressure approached max the groups tightened up nice.
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Unread 06-25-2012, 07:08 PM   #270
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I wish they would build a 39A Carbine again, but I don't expect a lot from Remlin/Marlington. Nice wood on both and the 30-30 has no shame
I had been looking for a Marlin 39A Mountie with 20" barrel for a long time. They were discontinued several years ago. I went to a gun show on a trip to Vegas about 4 years ago and stumbled across a well used 39A Mountie that was still in very good mechanical shape. I had Ed Lapour in Bremerton WA reblue it and he did a fabulous job. Bluing quality is much better than factory without being over polished. While Ed had all the metalwork, I worked on the stock refinishing it with Minwax satin poly varnish followed with a hand rubbing with turtle wax polishing compound. It's a great shooter too. Made in 1956.
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