Autoloading hunting rifles (non AR). Post them up.

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  1. Primordial

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    Let's show some love to the auto loading hunting rifles out there. Sure they might not be 300 yard tack drivers, and some are clunky looking, but they do represent a solid conor stone in the world of American big game hunting, especially when it comes to a fast shooting big woods deer gun. Post up your Remington 74 & 750 series rifles, your model 8s & 81s, your Browning BARs, your Winchester model 1907 and model 30s.

    Here is my Remington model 740 Woodsmaster. It was made in September of 1955, it's first year of production. It has almost no rail wear and my father refinished the stock before giving it to me when I was 13 on Christmas Day many moons ago. I killed many deer with this rifle over the years and it never failed me.

    It's semi retired now after spending a lifetime in the woods helping to fill freezers every fall for well over a half a century. I still admite it's classy and sleek lines and old school aluminum butt plate. It points like a shotgun and shoots fast when needed at a running buck.

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    20190203_111204.jpg 7.62×39 works good for my area where 100 yards is a long shot. I prefer my 12 Guage pump, but this fills the occasional role when I am sitting on the edge of a crop field and feel it is safe enough for a rifle.

    I know it's kind of in the grey area of AR or not, but it's all I got.
     
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    Not in PA they don't. But we're working on it :D
    Made a little headway last year.
     
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    I actually still have the email stashed away somewhere from the game commission that said if I remove the gas tube, and block the port in the front sight, the an AR was legal to hunt with. Not that I do, but it IS legal.
     
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    Great pix. American as apple pie.
     
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    While I have a few autoloading centerfires. My most used is my 10/22.
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    @Paulyseggs beat me to it. I'm thinking @Primordial had big game calibers in mind but...the 10/22 is my auto-loading hunting rifle.

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    -John

    Also...nice Savinelli Bulldog!! :cool:
     
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    That makes sense.
    Although I think they did change it for varmints last year.
     
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    Since I do most of my hunting in the thick Northeast woods; the Ruger .44 magnum carbine is one of my good friends.
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    here's a couple m1 carbines

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    I had the newer Ruger Deerfield. One of the few guns I wish I kept.
    That thing was just down right handy!!
    Never got a chance to kill anything with it, but I loved shooting it.
     
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    savage gill gun 22lr
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    a remington model 8 in 35 remington

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    Not for big game yet, as noted above, but good enough for coyote.

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    This and the AR are my only semiautos seeing as they are so new to hunting in PA.

    I bought the Ruger from an acquaintance on another forum who was sick, fighting medical bills and wouldn't accept any donations, which I fully understand. But I paid him more than it was worth and he got his electricity turned back on. He fell in his home and died very shortly after this so he never got the opportunity to buy it back as he intended. I probably won't ever sell it to anyone else, just out of superstition.
     
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    CMR30 semi-auto 22 mag. Folds up nice and compact and when scoped it does pretty well on sage rats out to 100 yards or so.
     
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    always considered these to be a great gun ive only ever seen one in the wild. if i see another i might just have to buy it
     
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    Terrific woods rifle, if you get a chance to buy one, grab it! They are in more demand lately, because shotgun only states are allowing straight walled cartridge rifles these days. Rugers need to be kept clean and use full power 240 gr. jacketed bullets. For deer, hollow points are ok, but if you hunt black bears or pigs, go with the soft points.
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