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View Poll Results: What is your preferred style for your bolt action walking rifle.
Detachable magazine 150 53.00%
Hinged floorplate / Internal box 133 47.00%
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Old 09-15-2018, 09:31 PM
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How do you have time to dump your beer, and unload your gun if youíre not using detachable mags?
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If you happen to knock your beer over grabbing for your mag in the console,that I can understand,but why on Earth would you dump your beer to unload,thatís just foolish talk and alcohol abuse.
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If you happen to knock your beer over grabbing for your mag in the console,that I can understand,but why on Earth would you dump your beer to unload,thatís just foolish talk and alcohol abuse.
You can't roll through a fish cop check stop with a full beer and a loaded gun.
Is this your first day?
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Old 09-15-2018, 10:56 PM
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You can't roll through a fish cop check stop with a full beer and a loaded gun.
Is this your first day?
Well lets hope everyone can have a safe hunting season. Sounds like those check stops are doing the right thing.
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Old 09-16-2018, 12:01 AM
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You can't roll through a fish cop check stop with a full beer and a loaded gun.
Is this your first day?
DOH!!
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Old 09-16-2018, 08:59 AM
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Ruger Hawkeye. feeds excellent if fed from the top. I just havent gotten the hang of consistently being trouble free with upside down loading, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesnt. I think its a relationship with the magazine follower matching up with the rounds.
Doesn't sound like much of a problem to me. So long as I don't need to jack every round out with the bolt the floorplate is doing its job.

But I do agree with the other poster, putting in less shells might improve things. My Ruger feeds awesome too, but it can get a little picky on how the rounds are stacked when one try's to load the mag full as well as the chamber. I typically only put in 4 rounds, cause that's more than enough and I've never had a feeding issue that way.
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Old 09-16-2018, 09:23 AM
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Doesn't sound like much of a problem to me. So long as I don't need to jack every round out with the bolt the floorplate is doing its job.

But I do agree with the other poster, putting in less shells might improve things. My Ruger feeds awesome too, but it can get a little picky on how the rounds are stacked when one try's to load the mag full as well as the chamber. I typically only put in 4 rounds, cause that's more than enough and I've never had a feeding issue that way.
I just had some laughable idea that i could try my hawkeye out in a prs competition and maybe upside down loading could be a quick reload. I love the ruger hawkeye for lots of reasons, one is how big the feeding port is and im very fast at top loading. Even with extreme thick gloves on at -15*C its big enough to click rounds in through the port. Ive dropped more rounds in the snow trying to juggle holding my detachable magazine rifles plus the detachable mag in my hands and trying to top up rounds from the other hand.
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Old 09-16-2018, 09:35 AM
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I just had some laughable idea that i could try my hawkeye out in a prs competition and maybe upside down loading could be a quick reload. I love the ruger hawkeye for lots of reasons, one is how big the feeding port is and im very fast at top loading. Even with extreme thick gloves on at -15*C its big enough to click rounds in through the port. Ive dropped more rounds in the snow trying to juggle holding my detachable magazine rifles plus the detachable mag in my hands and trying to top up rounds from the other hand.
Yep, maybe the reason I've never considered top loading any kind of chore, is that the majority of my rifles have been some form of Mauser action... big loading ports on pretty much all of them.

My Ruger was my favored hunting rifle for many years, its probably taken a half dozen moose, 30 or more deer, and a couple elk. I found that once one is accustom to the "industrial grade" feel of a Ruger, many rifles tend to feel like toys. Rugers are just so rugged and over engineered, as a guy who's built and repaired industrial equipment my whole life I always liked that.
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Yep, maybe the reason I've never considered top loading any kind of chore, is that the majority of my rifles have been some form of Mauser action... big loading ports on pretty much all of them.

My Ruger was my favored hunting rifle for many years, its probably taken a half dozen moose, 30 or more deer, and a couple elk. I found that once one is accustom to the "industrial grade" feel of a Ruger, many rifles tend to feel like toys. Rugers are just so rugged and over engineered, as a guy who's built and repaired industrial equipment my whole life I always liked that.
You say it was your favorite rifle for years. What has your favorite spot now?
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Old 09-16-2018, 01:09 PM
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You say it was your favorite rifle for years. What has your favorite spot now?
A shift in my hunting tactics over the years, as well as my wrists not handling 8-10 hour days with a nearly 9lb rifle in hand as well as they used to eventually lead me to experiment with shorter, lighter rifles, I think I've settled on this one.

I know I've posted this pic a few times, but since you asked... Husqvarna Lightweight carbine in 30-06 with a 1-4x VXII. Got that rugged Mauser feel but somehow weighs right around 7 lb scoped and loaded. A good all around rifle with heavy emphasis on stillhunting and tracking, which make up the bulk of my hunting.

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A shift in my hunting tactics over the years, as well as my wrists not handling 8-10 hour days with a nearly 9lb rifle in hand as well as they used to eventually lead me to experiment with shorter, lighter rifles, I think I've settled on this one.

I know I've posted this pic a few times, but since you asked... Husqvarna Lightweight carbine in 30-06 with a 1-4x VXII. Got that rugged Mauser feel but somehow weighs right around 7 lb scoped and loaded. A good all around rifle with heavy emphasis on stillhunting and tracking, which make up the bulk of my hunting.

PC120243 by , on Flickr
Very nice! I asked because i am looking to replace a 11 pound tactical style rifle with something similar style to the Ruger. Ive checked out Kimber and always like checking out more stuff. Thanks for the info. I like that ruger hawkeye can push onto a loose round like a pushfeed. Anyone know what other mauser style rifles can do this? Ive heard winchesters wont. Does kimber?

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