Figured I would ask here instead of researching it thru Google. I'm in need of a take-down deer rifle that I can throw in the panniers of my dual-sport, also called enduro motorcycle. Caliber is not a big deal, as long as I can shoot to 250 yards, something from 250 savage to 270, although a 7mm-08 or 6.5 creedmoor I would consider ideal.
Don't want to use a scabbard, as I don't want to draw attention to it while I'm on the highway. This is in CA, not AK. If i were back in AK I wouldn't care one way or the other. I've considered the Winchester Trail End 30-30 Model 94, but would like something with more range. I use to have BLR in 308, & shot a lot of game with it, but I always felt it a tad clunky, so not interested in it.
I would also be using this to hike into the backcountry & would most likely throw it in my backpack, until I got to my hunting area. So being lightweight would help immensely.
The country I hunt in is a very mixed bag. Sometimes in the forest, a 25 yard shot would be considered long, but up on an open ridge a 300 yard shot is possible. A good deal of terrain relief exists, with some very steep areas.
Don't care if it's single shot, lever-action, bolt, ... just want something that I can take-down & reassemble in a few minutes.
Also, I've heard that Remington made a Model 8 & 81 semi-auto that is take-down. For anyone that has one, can they verify this?
Thanks for your thoughts & experience