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Old 08-14-2019, 07:26 PM   #1
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If you had to buy a new (not used or new to you) rifle as a generational rifle that is intended to be passed down to kids and grandkids, what rifle would you buy? And throw in caliber if you want as well.

I would probably buy a 270 Winchester Featherweight.
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Old 08-14-2019, 07:27 PM   #2
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Sako 85 Classic or Delux. Any caliber but I would opt for a 7mm RM.
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Old 08-14-2019, 07:58 PM   #3
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I intend my APR in 6.5cm to be a hand-down rifle.


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Old 08-14-2019, 08:00 PM   #4
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Custom and pick out the wood for the stock
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Old 08-14-2019, 08:08 PM   #5
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I bought a Sako 85 Hunter 260 Rem as my generational/pass down rifle. Beautiful wood and craftmanship and shoots extremely well!
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Old 08-14-2019, 08:25 PM   #6
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If you had to buy a new (not used or new to you) rifle as a generational rifle that is intended to be passed down to kids and grandkids, what rifle would you buy? And throw in caliber if you want as well.

I would probably buy a 270 Winchester Featherweight.
With a glossy leupold VXIII 2.5-8 I have always thought that was the classiest usable Texas whitetail rifle.
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Old 08-14-2019, 08:25 PM   #7
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Iím about to buy my wife a Weatherby Camilla 7mm-08 so she can use it and then pass it down to our daughter when she gets old enough.


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Old 08-14-2019, 08:26 PM   #8
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I'm have been extremely happy with my Model 7 CDL in .308. probably one of the most hunted with guns I own. I buy a new one.
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Old 08-14-2019, 08:27 PM   #9
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Winchester M70 Featherweight was my thinking also. I have it in 3006, but for passing it down I guess 270 would be a good choice.
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Old 08-14-2019, 08:32 PM   #10
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Browning xbolt white gold medallion with the maple stock and octagon stainless barrel! Man I need one of those! I would probably go for 308 or 22-250
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Old 08-14-2019, 08:37 PM   #11
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Old 08-14-2019, 08:42 PM   #12
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If not a custom, it would be a Weatherby Mark V Deluxe in 257 WBY.
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Old 08-14-2019, 08:52 PM   #13
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A rifle like that needs to be walnut and steel chambered in a reasonable cartridge
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Old 08-14-2019, 08:55 PM   #14
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Ruger M77 in 25-06


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Old 08-14-2019, 08:59 PM   #15
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'71 Rem 700 in 270
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Old 08-14-2019, 09:01 PM   #16
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Sako would be my choice as well.

I am lucky enough to have 4 that were ‘generation’d’ to me.
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Old 08-14-2019, 09:17 PM   #17
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A rifle like that needs to be walnut and steel chambered in a reasonable cartridge
I tend to agree with this.
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Old 08-14-2019, 09:21 PM   #18
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I just invested in a Shiloh sharps 1874 45-90

Hopefully my great grandkids will like it.
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Old 08-14-2019, 09:22 PM   #19
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I'm have been extremely happy with my Model 7 CDL in .308. probably one of the most hunted with guns I own. I buy a new one.


Iíve got the same gun in 260 always wanted one.
Only other for me would be mod 70 featherweight in 7-08


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Old 08-14-2019, 09:26 PM   #20
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I’m very blessed to have several that have been passed down to me already.
Pre 64 Winchester mod 70 .243, pre 64 mod 94 .30-30, there’s a Winchester .22 single shot, Piedmont side by side 12 ga, and a couple of Ruger singe action pistols. All will be passed to kids and grandkids when the time is right.
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Old 08-14-2019, 09:46 PM   #21
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Ruger No. 1V in .25-06 with dark colored Turkish walnut stock

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Old 08-14-2019, 09:48 PM   #22
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Model 70 Featherweight .243 for my daughter
Model 70 Featherweight 22-250 for my son
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Old 08-14-2019, 09:52 PM   #23
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I have purchased 2 APR builds in 280AI with that exact thought in mind
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Old 08-14-2019, 09:53 PM   #24
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Iím with the Sako crowd. In a common caliber.


ďThere's more fun in hunting with the handicap of the bow than there is in hunting with the sureness of the gun.Ē -Fred Bear-
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Old 08-14-2019, 09:54 PM   #25
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I'm being buried with myvguns. My kids are sol.

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Old 08-14-2019, 10:15 PM   #26
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wby 257, lazergaurd.
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Old 08-15-2019, 04:03 AM   #27
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Great choice. I just bought my wife the same rifle in 6.5 CM and topped it with a Leupold vx3i 4-14x40. I had heck finding Leupold bases for it as each one was too long and extended into the extractor, so I decided on the Talley 1- piece.
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Old 08-15-2019, 05:47 AM   #28
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Old 08-15-2019, 06:23 AM   #29
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Sako 85 243 would be my choice
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Old 08-15-2019, 07:06 AM   #30
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If you had to buy a new (not used or new to you) rifle as a generational rifle that is intended to be passed down to kids and grandkids, what rifle would you buy? And throw in caliber if you want as well.

I would probably buy a 270 Winchester Featherweight.

I agree with you on the model 70 Featherweight. I just bought one 2 weeks ago...Ö. a "generational rifle" that will be handed down to one of my sons. The one I bought was the .264 win mag
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Old 08-15-2019, 07:27 AM   #31
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I just invested in a Shiloh sharps 1874 45-90

Hopefully my great grandkids will like it.
This is what I bought as well, but in 45-110. Was going to buy another as I have two sons. But youngest just ain’t into anything gun wise. Only archery, and i am sure he would just sell it. May buy a beretta over under to hand down to my new grandson.
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Old 08-15-2019, 07:34 AM   #32
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M70 Super Grade is a pretty classy piece of timeless hardware.


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Old 08-15-2019, 07:48 AM   #33
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We have my wife's grandfather's Sears semi-auto .22 that is being handed down.
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Old 08-15-2019, 07:51 AM   #34
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Wood stocked 6.5 CM or .270.
Leupold scope.
And hope your family is not like mine where we have to buy lefties and righties.
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Old 08-15-2019, 07:55 AM   #35
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Old 08-15-2019, 07:57 AM   #36
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Mine would probably be a Winchester 70 Featherweight or Ruger 77 in 6.5x55 swede.
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Old 08-15-2019, 08:41 AM   #37
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A Cooper in a caliber that will always be readily available.


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Old 08-15-2019, 08:44 AM   #38
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If I was gonna get another .270 to hand down to my kids I would get a Winchester Model 70 Supergrade. Top it with a top of the line Leupold, Swarovski or Zeiss and Conetrol mounts.

Heck, I may just get one for myself! LOL!
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Old 08-15-2019, 08:48 AM   #39
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Either a Rem 700 or Browning in either .30-06 or .270.

Those makes and calibers are classics and I donít see them going away anytime soon. So parts and ammo should always be easily available.
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Old 08-15-2019, 08:56 AM   #40
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Winchester model 94 in 30-30.

Every kid in my family has hunted with it since the early 1900's
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Old 08-15-2019, 08:57 AM   #41
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I have my grandfatherís model 94 in 30-30. Shot my first deer with it with my son on the hunt. He said that day in his childhood changed his life.

I left it in my will to my grandson, with the shoulder mount of the 3x3 blacktail. My younger brother has a whitetail european mount my grandfather shot, he left it in his will to my grandson.

My son assures me if Iím not there when my grandson starts hunting ( I hope to be), he will take his first deer with ĎGrsndpaís guní.

Iíd suggest something more Ďclassicí as a legacy rifle.


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Old 08-15-2019, 09:06 AM   #42
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Ruger 77 ultralight tang safety in 250 savage, dad has killed many a deer with it, ive killed a bunch and my son will get it soon.
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Old 08-15-2019, 09:33 AM   #43
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They're making those in rifle calibers now?
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Old 08-15-2019, 09:34 AM   #44
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Old 08-15-2019, 10:14 AM   #45
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Definitely a Ruger No. 1 in either 25-06 or .257 Roberts
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Old 08-15-2019, 11:44 AM   #46
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I have a Winchester model 94 30-30 that I saved up for and my mom purchased for me when I was 13. Hopefully one day it will be handed to my grandson ( my son is only 5 now). I inherited my grandad's bolt action 410. It's not worth much but it's priceless to me.
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Old 08-15-2019, 01:38 PM   #47
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Old 08-15-2019, 02:29 PM   #48
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I shot my first deer when I was 7 years old on a lease we were on in Brackettville. I shot it with one of my dad's best friend's .243 Mannlicher. I remember thinking back then how cool and pretty of a gun it was. When I got older I asked if I could buy it from him on the off chance that I one day have kids. He had a son of his own who now has a son of his own so he had to decline. I still fully intend on buying a .243 Mannlicher one of these days to have as a generational type gun.
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Old 08-15-2019, 02:57 PM   #49
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I've always been a huge Ruger No 1 fan. And I really like the 7mm08 for it's versatility and that it is something young shooters can handle. So probably that with an exceptional wood stock.
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Old 08-15-2019, 02:58 PM   #50
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Sako Deluxe
Weatherby Mark V Deluxe
Browning Bar
Browning limited edition Xbolt
Winchester 70 Super Grade

Anyone of these would make excellent gifts to pass down.
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