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    Default A complete Dream Alaska Rifle Battery

    Imagine (w) leaving on your combo moose/bear/sheep/predator hunt with your Dream Alaska Rifle battery:

    It will have either a 416 or 375 with or open sights for the big bears....a 338 or 300 or 30-06 or 9.3x62 for the mooose/caribou...

    A 257 Weatherby or 6.5x55 for sheep.....a 22-250 for predators.....

    Should be synthetic....weatherproof.......quality made...capable of submoa accuracy....

    Four rifles you say? savages or Browning ABolts or remingtons.....carry those four rifles on your hunt then

    Yes waldo there is a solution:

    1. Blaser synthetic Safari rifle in 375 or 416 $3200
    2. 338/300/257 weatherby barrel $800
    3. 22-250 barrel with bolt head $1000

    There ya go. Four rifles for $5000, or $1333 per rifle. $1000 more than remingtons. Cheaper than 4 Sakos. 10x the gun of each . Fits in one case, whole battery in a backpack
    Plus lots of parts to take apart and put together.

    Does it still hurt to think, wholden?

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    AS I scream..."Wait Mr. Grizzly while I change Barrels and bolts , cuz I was hunting Caribou".
    Not my cup of tea...Thank you !

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    Could say a lot of things but they keep showing up as ******** So I will just say "OUCH"

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    Quote Originally Posted by wholden View Post
    Could say a lot of things but they keep showing up as ******** So I will just say "OUCH"
    keep watching that website....the cult is calling.....

    wanna shoot one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildalaska View Post
    keep watching that website....the cult is calling.....

    wanna shoot one?
    Why do I hear low budget porn music in the background?
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    For me at least, nothing beats the following for Alaska:

    .270
    .338WM rifle
    .416 rifle
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    That said, the following are nice in addition to the former:
    -Mossberg 12-gauge pump shotgun with stock and a short barrel
    .22LR pistol with a Red Dot sight
    .22LR Ruger 10/22 with an aftermarket target barrel, extractor, and trigger
    .30-06 in the gun cabinet, just for the heck of it

    AND last, a dream rifle: D'Arcy Echols "Legend" in .338WM

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    Let me ask, what's the deal with Blaser? I've seen their rifles at WWG, seen them online, and read mixed reviews about customer service. Since you can interchange barrels what makes them better than, say, TC?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Water_Gremlin View Post
    Let me ask, what's the deal with Blaser? I've seen their rifles at WWG, seen them online, and read mixed reviews about customer service. Since you can interchange barrels what makes them better than, say, TC?
    1. Mixed reviews about customer service?...could you point me to those...in our experience it has been stellar (one the one time it was needed)

    2. What makes them better than TC? Not a single shot. Impeccable craftsmanship. More solid construction. Far more accurate. Far faster second shots. Far better scope mounting system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RayfromAK View Post
    For me at least, nothing beats the following for Alaska:

    .270
    .338WM rifle
    .416 rifle
    $6500 with a 22 conversion. Thats 4 barrels, three bolts and a receiver/stock.

    Ditch the .22? $5200. Three barrels, two bolts and the reciever. Fits in a case 28 inches long

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildalaska View Post
    keep watching that website....the cult is calling.....

    wanna shoot one?
    Can I come along too?

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    As far as I am concerned 30-06 200 grain nosler partitions for heavy game (bear and moose). Though I would not say no to a 35 whelen with 250 grain bullets for these, though it is not really needed. Go to 150 grains for light/medium game (deer, sheep and caribou) at range, and a 30-30 for hunting in the brush and for off season practice with lead bullets not that the 30-06 would not also work fine. For wolf, cats, and other fur game 110 to 130 grain spire points in the 06 would work but a 223 would work just as well and save on powder, as well as giving off season practice at longer ranges. For small game you just can't beat the 22 LR, and a 12 gauge for ducks/geese.

    So my ideal would be, less then $6500 if kept simple:
    35 whelen bolt gun
    30-06 bolt
    30-30 lever
    223 bolt
    22 bolt
    12 gauge pump

    But I could be plenty happy with, and is well under $6500:
    30-06 bolt
    22 bolt
    12 gauge pump

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    Why is it you need three or four rifles? A 358Norma with bullets from 110gr /300gr should cover anything that needs shot in Ak. with a rifle. Even grouse with a light cast boolit and 5/6 gr red dot would be ok. I don't get all this fancy stuff unless you just like spending money. Or maybe you just have more dollars than sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Water_Gremlin View Post
    Let me ask, what's the deal with Blaser? I've seen their rifles at WWG, seen them online, and read mixed reviews about customer service. Since you can interchange barrels what makes them better than, say, TC?
    I have never owned a TC, so I can't really comment on them.

    I own over several hundred rifles and my new blaser r93 with a 300 wm match barrel is the most accurate rifle I have ever shot. It has shot under half inch groups with any factory load I have ran through it. With hand load developement I have shot 0.15 inch groups at 100 yards with sierra match kings. I have been shooting and reloading for many years, yet I am entirely impressed with this rifle. The Blasers are very expensive, but worth every penny. I have no worries about customer service, I am sure that my local dealer will take care of any problems which may arise(I sincerly doubt any will arise.)

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    I think they must be the number one rifle seen at all the long range rifle matches throughout the world. I know the top competitors spare no expence in their rifle and use only the best.

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    although without a doubt.....the Blasers are lovely rifles......I couldn't bring myself to spend that initial price of 3,200 dollars on one rifle. I'm all about making the dollar go as far as i can make it. slightly used outboards, lower end garmin gps's, columbia wool clothing, la crosse boots, kelty packs, my land, burris scopes, ruger, cz, and browning rifles. Stoeger shotguns....all that kinda good stuff. Such frivalous spending would take away from my snow machine parts, my ice fishing, gas to fill my v-6 truck.....building materials......well....... you get the point. Blaser rifles, Swarovski optics, and other high end goodies just arent for me........... my dream rifles start at 2/3's of that price.

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    I did a couple google searches and that netted the mixed reviews on customer service.....but on the other hand you know what people say about the internet.

    One trend I did read about is Blaser's undeniable accuracy. They look pretty, shoot good, but I doubt I could spend that much money on one rifle that I'll beat the piss out of


    Quote Originally Posted by Wildalaska View Post
    1. Mixed reviews about customer service?...could you point me to those...in our experience it has been stellar (one the one time it was needed)

    2. What makes them better than TC? Not a single shot. Impeccable craftsmanship. More solid construction. Far more accurate. Far faster second shots. Far better scope mounting system.

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    Those are for guys with tons of extra $$ laying around. Nice? without a doubt, just not practical for most guys.
    We do not go to the green woods and crystal waters to rough it, we go to smooth it. We get it rough enough at home; in towns and cities; in shops, offices, stores, banks anywhere that we may be placed

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    Quote Originally Posted by TWB View Post
    Those are for guys with tons of extra $$ laying around. Nice? without a doubt, just not practical for most guys.
    While I do consider the Blaser intriguing but have yet to own one would like to point out that most folks here (say over 35 years old) likely own firearms valued at least as much as the price to purchase the Blaser group. Just takes some culling out of the safe.

    As far as the Blasers, does the scope mount on the barrels or receiver? If on the barrels are the mounts QD with return to zero? Seems like it would also require separate scopes sighted in on each barrel to be practical.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Water_Gremlin View Post
    I did a couple google searches and that netted the mixed reviews on customer service.....but on the other hand you know what people say about the internet.

    One trend I did read about is Blaser's undeniable accuracy. They look pretty, shoot good, but I doubt I could spend that much money on one rifle that I'll beat the piss out of
    Could you post or PM the specific links?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowwolfe View Post
    As far as the Blasers, does the scope mount on the barrels or receiver? If on the barrels are the mounts QD with return to zero? Seems like it would also require separate scopes sighted in on each barrel to be practical.
    The scope mounts on the barrel and is QD. I can take my scope off one barrel that is set for the cartridge, put it on another barrel, turn the dial to where I have it marked for that cartridge and it is zeroed.

    And vice versa

    I am hopefully going to replace my Leupold Mk 4 with the Hensoldt 6-24x56, and have them custom mark the dial for 3 cartridge zeros. The Hensoldt scopes make the Loopies look foggy

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