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    Desirable features of an all round NZ hunting rifle

    What are some of the desirable features people look for in an all round NZ hunting rifle?

    My preferences are:
    - Stainless barrel and action - Less chance of rusting when not cleaned on multi-day trips
    - Decent quality synthetic stock - Doesn't warp or rot like wood
    - Hinged floor plate internal magazine - Impossible to lose
    - 60~70 degree bolt lift - Can use lower rings and still clear of scope
    - Between 2.6~3.3kg bare rifle depending on caliber - Easy to carry yet comfortable to shoot.

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    Sako Finnlight in 7mm rem mag
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    A big fast bullet beats a little fast bullet every time

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    Ubiquitous calibre/ chambering, not having to hunt around to find ammo or reloading components.
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    cheap enough I can afford it.
    in .270
    fits me like a glove
    in reverse order of importance
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    When was the last time you had a wood stock rot out on you? Haha


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    Quote Originally Posted by MSL View Post
    When was the last time you had a wood stock rot out on you? Haha


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    hmmm, ahh, never

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    Ones that don't jam when im trying to reload quickly. Lightweight.

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    * 270
    * Floorplate
    * Open bridge/top loading
    * Lightweight
    * Stainless
    * 270
    * Stiff composite stock
    * Good trigger
    * 270
    * Accurate
    *270








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    In all seriousness shit I've blown some dollars on rifles, custom ones included, in the past few years and I actually feel no desire to change this one out. Strange...
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    270 is a harmonic divisor number[1]
    270 is the fourth number that is divisible by its average integer divisor[2]
    270 is a practical number, by the second definition
    The sum of the coprime counts for the first 29 integers is 270
    270 is a sparsely totient number, the largest integer with 72 as its totient
    Given 6 elements, there are 270 square permutations[3]
    10! has 270 divisors
    270 is the smallest positive integer that has divisors ending by digits 1, 2, , 9.

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    Robust
    10 round detachable mag
    Handy length
    Hard hitting
    Aproved by Cahills imaginary freinds who he sits around campfires with.

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    Positive half open bolt position not floppy. Able to chamber / load a round silently, fixed ejector - so probably old style Sako
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    Something that comes to the shoulder nicely and feels great.

    Something that is nice and light.

    20" maximum barrel length plus suppressor.

    Maximum x16 power optic. I run a 2-10 90% of the time.

    Stainless all the way.

    Calibre. Call me boring but 308, 7mm08 or 284win will do everything handsomely.

    I will admit openly I am biased ��
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    Quote Originally Posted by JessicaChen View Post
    Ones that don't jam when im trying to reload quickly. Lightweight.
    You mean semi automatic?
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    Light enough for big missions.
    Accuracy.
    Barrel length only as long as it needs to be to get the job done at desired ranges.
    Quality fit and functionality.
    Whatever is my flavour of the month before moving onto the next haha.
    And lastly, 6mm, 6.5mm, 7mm (this one) or 30cal so long as it’s not 270.. (stirring the pot )

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    Pretty hard to argue with the list Ryan Songhurst posted.

    I would just add bolt on the left (er, right) side.

    So Tika T3 for me. Be happy and go shoot stuff
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    The most desirable feature for any hunting rifle is not being on the next banned list.
    "Hunting and fishing" fucking over licenced firearms owners since ages ago.

 

 

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