Pairs

Guy Miner

Master Loader
Apr 6, 2006
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Through no real intent, I find that I have several pairs of hunting rifles:

Single shot Ruger Number One:
375 H&H, 1.5-5x Leupold
7mm Rem Mag, 3.5-10x Leupold

Lever action Marlin:
45/70 Marlin 1895, 2.5x Leupold
30-30 Glenfield, Williams receiver sight

Rem 700 CDL:
30-06, 6x (36mm) Leupold
25-06, 6x (42mm) Leupold

There are some others but these three pairs emerge as my hunting rifles. To be sure the two Remington 700's have done most of the hunting over the past 15 years or so. The Ruger in 375 has accounted for a few bears and has been carried on several other hunts. Years ago a deer fell to a different 45/70 Marlin, but the current lever actions haven't taken any game at all for me.

Still... They fall into worthwhile pairs. I kinda like it. Thoughts?

Guy
 

6mm Remington

Ammo Smith
Feb 27, 2006
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Nice combinations Guy! I only have one pair but what a pair!

Ruger #1B 6mm Remington 6x42mm Leupold

Ruger #1B. 30-06. 4x Leupold
 

str8meat

Handloader
Jul 20, 2008
674
31
Pair of Remington 700 in 338 rum both lefties, both have nightforce
Remington 700 mountain rifle both 280 rh. Both have Burris
Pair of Browning a bolts 300 win mag one lh one rh both leupold 8.5x25x50 vx3
 

gerry

Ammo Smith
Mar 1, 2007
6,117
9
I do pairs a bit different, by calibre. Like to have some overlap using different bullets and not have to remember which 260 Rem shoots which load for example, the 6.5x55 and 260 take care of that.

260 Rem and 6.5x55
358 Win and 35 Whelen
Almost did a 270 Win and WSM but will end up with a 7mm RM and 270 WSM instead. Going to have 3 LH Tikka's though in the near future, 260 Rem, 6.5x55 and will add the 270 WSM soon.
 

SJB358

Ballistician
Dec 24, 2006
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I do Pairs by M70’s. I believe I’ve got about 10 pair or so :lol:

I’ve tried to love others but they keep accumulating

I do have a pair of 7600’s. 35 Whelen and 280 Remington.
 

Thebear_78

Handloader
Sep 30, 2004
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Pair of 1895s. A 35 whelen and 30/06(for now)


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358 WCF

Beginner
Jan 31, 2020
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I had a pair of 35 Whelen Classics. One got rechambered to 358 Norma. Both wear Leupold 1.5-5 Vari-X IIIs in Leupold bases & low rings. The Norma kept losing the front sight hood while bench testing, so it sits loose in the shooting box. Other than that it's hard to tell them apart except the wood is a little nicer on the Whelen & the caliber stamping on the barrel has been ground off & changed on the Norma.

Also in the classic style there's a Rem. 700 from 1983 & a limited run Model 70 from 1989 both of which have better than average wood & are in 300 H&H in the safe.
 

Blkram

Handloader
Nov 25, 2013
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I have a few pairs too:

Sako 85 LH Hunters:
6.5 x 55 w/ Swarovski Z3 3-10x42 BRH
9.3 x 62 w/ Kahles Helia C 1.5-6x42

Sako AV LH:
7MM STW w/ Leupold VX-III 4.5-14x40 B&C
338 Win Mag w/ Leupold VX-3 3.5-10x40

Rem 700 LH:
280 Rem w/ Leupold VX-3 3.5-10x40 B&C
338-06 w/ Leupold VX-3 3.5-10x40 B&C

Ruger M77 LH:
376 Steyr w/ Leupold VX-III 1.5-5x20
416 Taylor w/ Trijicon TR24G 1-4x24

Winchester Model 88's:
7mm-08 Rem w/ Leupold VX-3 2.5-8x36
338 Federal w/ Leupold VX-3 2.5-8x36

Winchester 94 Big Bores:
356 Win factory open sights
375 Win factory open sights

Cooey Model 84's:
28 ga
.410

Ruger New Model Blackhawks 4 5/8" barrels:
41 Rem Mag blued
41 Rem Mag stainless

Triples:

Marlins Model 336 variants:
35 Rem factory open sights
356 Win w/ Swarovski Z3 3-9x36
375 Win w/ Leupold VX-III 1.75-6x36

Hard to have just one!
 

Guy Miner

Master Loader
Apr 6, 2006
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Ha! :grin:

It is hard to have just one... Seems like there's always some reason to pick up another rifle, shotgun or handgun. Funny, I try to whittle down the collection, and have been reasonably successful at that, but every now and again a new one just pops up and shouts Buy Me!

Guy
 

SJB358

Ballistician
Dec 24, 2006
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Guy Miner":2458uyny said:
Ha! :grin:

It is hard to have just one... Seems like there's always some reason to pick up another rifle, shotgun or handgun. Funny, I try to whittle down the collection, and have been reasonably successful at that, but every now and again a new one just pops up and shouts Buy Me!

Guy

If that ain't the darned truth!
 

filmjunkie4ever

Handloader
May 4, 2011
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Guy Miner":q27e43hn said:
Ha! :grin:

It is hard to have just one... Seems like there's always some reason to pick up another rifle, shotgun or handgun. Funny, I try to whittle down the collection, and have been reasonably successful at that, but every now and again a new one just pops up and shouts Buy Me!

Guy
This is my problem as well!

Currently the only pair I have is two Savage 99 rifles; one is a .300 and the other a .308. I’m not sure if they technically count as a pair as one is a 24” barrel EG model and the other a 22” barrel E Model.

I did have two Model 70s but alas I had to sell one...


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Blkram

Handloader
Nov 25, 2013
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Guy Miner":csjekqqh said:
Ha! :grin:

It is hard to have just one... Seems like there's always some reason to pick up another rifle, shotgun or handgun. Funny, I try to whittle down the collection, and have been reasonably successful at that, but every now and again a new one just pops up and shouts Buy Me!

Guy

Exactly how I ended up with the Sako AV LH in 338 Win Mag this spring!
Wasn't looking for one, and with the 9.3, didn't really need to get another 338 Win Mag...but when this rifle came up for sale, I just couldn't say No!
Those AV's are such a smooth action, and I have had 22 years of great experiences hunting and shooting my other one! Have approx. 30 harvests with that rifle, from antelope to elk from the prairies to the thick forest, and mtn goat, sheep and caribou in the mountains. And I have fond memories of hunts for moose, elk, grizzly and black bear, and bison with my previous 338 WM..
 

6mm Remington

Ammo Smith
Feb 27, 2006
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Reading these posts I see many fantastic examples you folks own. I only have the one pair and if not mistaken, me thinks I have just a wee bit of PAIR envy!!
 

Alderman

Handloader
Apr 5, 2014
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30
Really like the idea of the 375 H&H in Ruger #1.

Got many multiples here but like you with no intention I ended up with some pairs.

Marlin Lever Action
25-20 Simmons 3-9
444 Marlin Leupold 6X

Ruger Hawkeye All Weather
243 Winchester Hawke 3-12
280 Remington Hawke 4.5-14
Recently started reading about Hawke optics and was able to find some used ones at decent prices to try out. Jury is still out on those but seem to be well built and easy for my old eyes to get a clear sight picture. They are a bit heavy.

Savage 11
6.5 Creedmoor Nikon 3-9
7mm-08 Nikon 3-9
Bought the 6.5 Creedmoor as my Grandsons purchased the same rifles and I wanted to work up some loads for them. For cheap box store rifle/scope combos they seem to shoot plenty well for hunting rifles. Took an antelope with it. Found the 7mm-08 on sale and couldn’t resist.


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ShadeTree

Handloader
Mar 6, 2017
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No pairs here. Closest I'd have is I have a remington 760 chambered in 35 Remington and it's predecessor the remington 141 chambered in the same.
 

JD338

Range Officer
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Nov 4, 2004
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I've got a few pairs as well.
Custom M700
338 RUM
280 AI

M700 Classics
35 Whelan
257 Roberts

Marlin
1895G 45-70
1894 44 Rem Mag

Remington 870
12 ga Magnum
12 ga TC Trap

Smith &Wesson
629 Classic 6 3/8" barrel
629 3" barrel

JD338
 
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