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    ColdDeadHands - great idea for a thread, a lot of us are thinking about this now that deer season is over.

    Mark5pt56, what are your thoughts comparing a used Winchester Ranger Model 70 with the Featherweight model you mentioned? I believe the Rangers are not in production any longer, but I found a used one in VG condition. The crown is intact, and appears unmarked under a 10x loupe. The bore looks good, although I have not had it scoped. The trigger feels decent from a professional adjustment, and breaks right at 3.2 pounds.

    I appreciate the advice about the Talley rings. I'm also looking at some used Leupold scopes on the various forums.

    If this should be treated as a separate question rather than a post in this thread, I will be happy to move it or take it to PM's.

    Thanks again for your assistance.

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    My stock RGSR, one of these days I'll get around to putting an optic on it, and maybe a muzzle brake. I really like this rifle, it shoots well and I have found it to be pretty accurate.

    I need a better camera than my Droid.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SeriousStudent View Post
    ColdDeadHands - great idea for a thread, a lot of us are thinking about this now that deer season is over.

    Mark5pt56, what are your thoughts comparing a used Winchester Ranger Model 70 with the Featherweight model you mentioned? I believe the Rangers are not in production any longer, but I found a used one in VG condition. The crown is intact, and appears unmarked under a 10x loupe. The bore looks good, although I have not had it scoped. The trigger feels decent from a professional adjustment, and breaks right at 3.2 pounds.

    I appreciate the advice about the Talley rings. I'm also looking at some used Leupold scopes on the various forums.

    If this should be treated as a separate question rather than a post in this thread, I will be happy to move it or take it to PM's.

    Thanks again for your assistance.
    As I understand they are a base gun, nothing wrong with them. The stock finish may not be as "pretty" but if it's a good price, why not? Internal mag I believe?

    Check Natchez and others on the Leupold's because there will be a lot of clearances on them with the new models coming in.
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    Yes, it is an internal mag. I'm fine with the stock on the gun, I do not lose sleep over the glossy finish on a hunting rifle. I prefer the glossy finish on the venison packages in the freezer.

    Ah, good tip on Natchez for the scopes. I signed up for their email alerts. I'll keep an eye what they offer, and do more reading.

    Thanks, and have a safe weekend.

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    Savage Scout with Burris 2-7 pistol scope with BDC. Found out about the pistol scope via the Lightfighter forums and even though I was skeptical, the eye relief does work out. I had a Steyr with the "correct" Scout scope and it didn't have enough magnification for my taste. I turned that Scout into this one and left a bunch of money in my pocket.


    Around 3x (this is a very hard shot with an iPhone, BTW)


    I could probably use a better sling but considering how often I shoot this (never), I'm in no hurry.
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    Mine is simply a "practical rifle" as well.

    Tikka T3 Lite stainless .308 chopped to 20"s.
    VTAC 2-point sling.
    Talley lightweight rings
    NightForce 2.5-10x24 w/NPR-2 reticle


    I killed my elk with it last month. It is a sweet little tack driver. I have a bunch of 5 round mags from varmint models. They are durable and reliable like a Glock mag.

    Overall, it has proven to be a stellar little lightweight carbine for everything from coyotes to elk.




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    Steyr Scout .308
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