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    I have an affinity for heirloom quality firearms. I understand that synthetic stocks and camo finishes have their place, but the combination of a hardwood stock mated to blued steel is the pinnacle for me. I had a Model 7 in 7mm-08 as a youth, that went on to another family member and was replaced by a 700 in 308. I have some other rifles that are much older than me, but none I would want to start one of my kids out with. Are the new Model Seven CDLs any good, or are they like most of the junk presently coming out of Remington? Any other production rifles worth looking at? The Sako 85s look nice, and I donít mind spending the money on them, but if one of the American companies is still putting out one of the classic models with great quality, I may prefer it. Or maybe Iím better off trying to find an older model still NIB?

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    Ruger no 1ís, sakos, win featherweights and supergrades.
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    Sako 85, Sauer 101 or 202, Winchester Super Grade, Cooper, Weatherby Mark V, Mauser M12, 03, 98 or Montana. I have quite a few Sakos, a Super Grade and quite a few older guns like a Parker Hale, Colts, BSA etc. there are still quite a few high quality guns out there.

    My Finnbear is a beautiful gun as is my hunter but no rifle I own feels like that Bavarian Carbine, that rifle is like a work of art.

    With Cooper or Montana be ready to shell out some money for a nice piece of timber. You can also do a build your gun with Sako and select the wood.

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    If you’re interested in a single shot Henry makes a great looking and affordable rifle. The only downside is they have a limited selection of calibers
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    Mauser others as stated above. Zastava
    they are out there

    Also look for good used or NIB

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    Winchester Model 70 USA made. From 2008-2013 the model 70s were made in the FN plant in Columbia. You can easily tell as it wonít say Assembled in Portugal on the barrel. Try and find a compact model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saltydog235 View Post
    Sako 85, Sauer 101 or 202, Winchester Super Grade, Cooper, Weatherby Mark V, Mauser M12, 03, 98 or Montana. I have quite a few Sakos, a Super Grade and quite a few older guns like a Parker Hale, Colts, BSA etc. there are still quite a few high quality guns out there.

    My Finnbear is a beautiful gun as is my hunter but no rifle I own feels like that Bavarian Carbine, that rifle is like a work of art.

    With Cooper or Montana be ready to shell out some money for a nice piece of timber. You can also do a build your gun with Sako and select the wood.

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    Is there any advantage to the mannlicher stock that Iím not aware of or is it just something that has gone by the wayside over the years?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duck cutter View Post
    Is there any advantage to the mannlicher stock that I’m not aware of or is it just something that has gone by the wayside over the years?
    No. Just a pile of disadvantages
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    0A96B8B1-FE4A-45BA-8339-42E248A889C1.jpgThere are plenty of older Remingtons out there for sale. The 700 Classic is one of my favorites. The walnut stocked Mountain Rifles are a close second.. Iíve handled and shot several CDLs and they all looked good and shot fine. Remington still makes good rifles. Donít believe all the bullshit on line. I donít doubt theyíve put out a few lemons in the MILLIONS they manufactured, but I think the 700s are still a solid rifle. I took my old 270 Mountain Rifle west this year and it worked just fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duck cutter View Post
    Is there any advantage to the mannlicher stock that I’m not aware of or is it just something that has gone by the wayside over the years?
    Looking cool is always an advantage, and I’m just looking for Minute Of Deer accuracy. I enjoy older lever guns and semi autos, so cloverleafing a group isn’t a priority (or in some cases a possibility) for my hunting rigs. Long range rigs are a different beast, and I expect them to be boringly accurate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wskinner View Post
    Looking cool is always an advantage, and I’m just looking for Minute Of Deer accuracy. I enjoy older lever guns and semi autos, so cloverleafing a group isn’t a priority (or in some cases a possibility) for my hunting rigs. Long range rigs are a different beast, and I expect them to be boringly accurate.
    Looking cool is all about personal opinion.
    Lever guns are cool in my book but mannlicher Stocks are ugly as sin
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    Townsend Whelen said “ Only accurate rifles are interesting”
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duck cutter View Post
    Is there any advantage to the mannlicher stock that I’m not aware of or is it just something that has gone by the wayside over the years?
    They look really cool and it appeared to have worked just fine just fine. The current Long Range / Precision Rifle fad has skewed our view of what’s needed in a hunting rifle. I enjoy shooting my precision rifles and ARs, but I really enjoy my older Walnut stocked blued steel classics too. I’ve got a cherry Savage 99 that needs some love before the season gets gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wskinner View Post
    Looking cool is always an advantage, and I’m just looking for Minute Of Deer accuracy. I enjoy older lever guns and semi autos, so cloverleafing a group isn’t a priority (or in some cases a possibility) for my hunting rigs. Long range rigs are a different beast, and I expect them to be boringly accurate.
    That Mannlicher stocked gun is about 1/2 MOA. I did have a Ruger No.1 International in ‘06 that was horrible for accuracy. They’re like most guns, you can get bad ones in every type.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duck cutter View Post
    Looking cool is all about personal opinion.
    Lever guns are cool in my book but mannlicher Stocks are ugly as sin
    I actually meant to quote Griffin, but got you by mistake.

    I asked about what rifle was in your pic in the deerstand thread, but your above post answered it. Henry makes beautiful guns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wskinner View Post
    I actually meant to quote Griffin, but got you by mistake.

    I asked about what rifle was in your pic in the deerstand thread, but your above post answered it. Henry makes beautiful guns.
    Sorry, I must’ve missed where you asked me that
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    Kimber Model 84, Cooper 52, and the class of the field is the Dakota 76.

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    I like the Weatherby guns. They are still made in America, and have a pretty good pricing for the quality that they are in my opinion. They also have a massive selection of calibers available.
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