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    Default State Gun?

    This article was posted primarily for it's political implications...avoiding a political discussion, which gun would you suggest as Alaska's State gun?
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    Oops, I forgot the article, it's: http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Society...st-to-have-one.
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    You may as well ask which reel you would choose as the State Fishing Reel, or brand of ATV, or back pack etc, etc, etc.

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    Pre 64' model 70 Winchester Super Grade Alaskan. In .375 H&H.

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    Winchester 94 in 30-30 with the stock and sights ductaped on, no finish left
    Remington 700 in 243, wood stock screwed together, no finish, no scope, no rear sight either

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildalaska View Post
    Winchester 94 in 30-30 with the stock and sights ductaped on, no finish left
    Remington 700 in 243, wood stock screwed together, no finish, no scope, no rear sight either
    Don't forget the single shot 22, no bluing, no stock finish, and probably no rear sight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildalaska View Post
    Winchester 94 in 30-30 with the stock and sights ductaped on, no finish left
    Remington 700 in 243, wood stock screwed together, no finish, no scope, no rear sight either

    Would you stop fooling around, and figure out what the Canadian Pacific Railroad model 94' will bring.........Hehehehe

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    Actually it should be at least chambered in a caliber developed by an Alaskan.

    By somebody like our dear departed Harold Fuller of Copper Landing, the inventor of the 450 Fuller for use in a Win 86 action. Man,, I miss hanging around his shop...

    Or the also departed Harald Johnson of Copper Landing who invented the 450 Alaskan for use in the stronger Model 71 Winchester action.

    Or the 50 Alaskan which was co-developed by both the above.
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    S&W 29. That's like a good overcoat, gotta have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Float Pilot View Post
    Actually it should be at least chambered in a caliber developed by an Alaskan.
    . . . Or the 50 Alaskan which was co-developed by both the above.
    I'd say Alaskan Copilot in 50 Alaskan would be the best bet for "State Gun" since it don't get much more Alaskan than that.

    Most quintessential Alaskan would be some rusty, banged up, surplus rifle in 30-06 or a beet to snot model 94 in 30wcf. Though I think highly of those old timers its not the image Id want to convey now days.
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    Mini 14. BWHAHAHA!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Float Pilot View Post
    Actually it should be at least chambered in a caliber developed by an Alaskan.

    By somebody like our dear departed Harold Fuller of Copper Landing, the inventor of the 450 Fuller for use in a Win 86 action. Man,, I miss hanging around his shop...

    Or the also departed Harald Johnson of Copper Landing who invented the 450 Alaskan for use in the stronger Model 71 Winchester action.

    Or the 50 Alaskan which was co-developed by both the above.
    Now there's a thought! I've got one of Harald's early ones, and it's a dandy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chisana View Post
    Mini 14. BWHAHAHA!!!!
    True dat. get off the road system and you wil find the .223 in various incarnations, but old, beat up mini 14s with ropes for slings are as common as Subarus in Homer.

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    Shouldn't it be the gun, and cartridge that was most widely used, in the Old Days, by it's residents?

    I don't know which one that was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AGL4now View Post
    Pre 64' model 70 Winchester Super Grade Alaskan. In .375 H&H.
    375H&H or 458winmag either would be fine
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    Beat me to it with the M70 .375, but I would prefer pre war.
    Old time Alaska, 1903 Springfield with 220 gr. RN W-W ammo.

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    How about a Weatherby Mark V monte carlo in .300 weatherby. Was the gun to have back in day...

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    How about a .22 pellet rifle shooting 3800 fps for all the new long range shooting boys that can't/won't stalk close enough for a decent shot.
    Seriously I am thinking a WWG coustom lever.

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    You can still fine some old on the ice guns 218 and 222
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    hosea sarber preferred a model 70 winchester in 30-06 and .270 cal.........
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