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    Quote Originally Posted by JDK View Post
    Long ago, I came to the conclusion that sights/optics matter far more than firearms and the right clothing matters infinitely more than either of those.
    Hunting with no sights, bare ass naked, will just about kill your chances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by longbow View Post
    Hunting with no sights, bare ass naked, will just about kill your chances.
    And a 7600
    I've already told you more than I know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDK View Post
    And a 7600
    They hear the rattling coming from way off...

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    A little duct tape will take care of the rattle.
    Fly and light tackle fishing with Captain Steve Burnett....
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    My go to gun is a 7400 for me nothing like a semi auto, 2nd choice old stand by win. 30/30.
    my camp my rules

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    From that list.....

    Winchester Model 94 in 32 Win Special, with Williams peep sights

    I also have 1895 Guide gun that is nice to carry.

    My favorite isn't on your list..... 1953 Winchester Model 70 in 308. I'm a bolt guy, but I do very little tracking

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    I think you can probably get used to almost anything if you use it enough , but whatever it is it should fit like a glove and be an old friend.
    If you're stand hunting it isn't quite as important , but when things happen fast on the ground you shouldn't have to think about anything , just react.
    What ever gun you use you should be able to work the action while keeping the gun on your shoulder and eyes on sights , if not you might have to shorten the stock a bit.
    I also think it should be in a caliber that is fairly common so that shells are available and at a decent price.

    For me it's a lever action 30-30 (336) with peep sights , with 52 yr old eyes I'm on borrowed time but hope to keep the same set up for a while yet.

    Pros - fast handling , well balanced , relatively light , joy to carry , shoulders very well , very fast (aimed) follow up shots , shells available anywhere
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    I like carrying my lever guns just as much as my 760. However I have been carrying the 760 more because I do feel it offers a faster follow up. I carry my gun in my hand so the lever action does feel nicer in hand.

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    Browning BAR lightweight...308
    Have carried Marlins in 30-30 and 35, Remington 742 in 308, Remington model 700 BDL in 7mm mag, also carried my Dad’s old Gamemaster pump in 35 rem and liked them all...LOVE the Browning BAR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDK View Post
    I own all but the M94. Hands down of what you listed, the Marlin 336. Consistently the most accurate, best handling, least fussy, less trouble prone, and fits me the best
    JDK do you think it's accuracy comes from having it fit you better than the others? Could you give me an example of the type of trouble you have run into with the others?

    Roger-

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