The I LOVE THIS GUN Thread

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by HiTechRedneck, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. NDEBT

    NDEBT Long timer

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  2. skysailor

    skysailor Rat Rider

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    Hunting deer. We have to drive around the bloody things in town. Usually see 10-20 anytime we go for a drive into town here. They are better behaved than some children! For hunting.....a 2X4 would work just great!
    Lyle
  3. gatling

    gatling Long timer

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    Love those 45 70 Marlins. Yours looks great. They are indeed very cool rifles.
  4. fyrfytr

    fyrfytr B.U.F.F.

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    I just got an 1895 as well. I loaded up some rounds this morning and hope to try it out tomorrow. Stopped by one of my local shops and they had some black powder rounds in .45-70 so I may try out the 1873 Springfield too.
  5. TexBiker

    TexBiker Been here awhile

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    Here is an old picture of my 1895G before I had the loop enlarged. I love 350gr FP loads for whitetail and hogs. Hits like Thor's hammer and doesn't mess up the meat.

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  6. jmabbott888

    jmabbott888 Adventurer

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    Here is an old pic of my son shooting an original 86 Winchester in 45-70. Love those Pyrodex loads. [​IMG]
  7. gatling

    gatling Long timer

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    Okay, here's my Guide Gun. I was a goner when I saw the wood...

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  8. LoFlow

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    Wow! I've never seen a Marlin with stocks that nice.
  9. RuggedExposure

    RuggedExposure Now with more rugged

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    Has anyone here had experience with the Browning 'A' bolt with the BOSS system? Trying to convince my buddy to sell me his (its never been shot) since its one of the only threaded 300wm I can find.
  10. RYANINMICHIGAN

    RYANINMICHIGAN Been here awhile

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    My brother has the A bolt with BOSS in .223. It's a real shooter.
  11. JayHawk

    JayHawk Grandpa to 3

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    I had an A bolt in 338wm w/ BOSS and it shot great. In a weak moment I sold it to a friend who uses it in Alaska. Wish I had it back.
  12. Rich B

    Rich B Long timer

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    So does any one have any long term experience with a Rossi 971 in .357 with a 4" barrel? My wife has been bugging me to go shopping for a smaller/lighter handgun for the night stand. She really has a hard time handling the Ruger P85, the P90 is hopeless for her.

    So we went shopping today, selection was thin as expected. But still a fair selection of revolvers. Most were the short barrelled lightweights which I am not a big fan of. After trying a lot of different revolvers and some small semi auto's, she took a real liking to the Rossi. So it followed us home.

    After getting it home and playing with it for a while...I am even warming up to it. Sits decent in the hand. She does better with the Rossi and 38 Specials than she ever did wresting the P85. Not bad trigger pull for an out of the box inexpensive gun.

    So any long term experience?
  13. LoFlow

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    I too have finally joined the 45 70 club. It took awhile but one finally came up in my area at a decent price. It came with a Wild West trigger, sear and follower. Also the XS rail and sights and a few other little goodies. I'm on an ammo search now and can't wait to get out and punish the hell out of my shoulder.

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  14. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    I got one in a trade a while back. It had never been fired. The trigger was crap in double action out of the box, single action was good though. I loaded it up with snap caps and spent a couple nights pulling while watching tv. At about 500 pulls, I could feel it start to get smoother. At about 1000 it was darn near perfect. I can readily get .38 where I'm at, so the 691 gets a lot of range time. I've probably put about 5k rounds through it without an issue now.
  15. tcs06

    tcs06 The Clueless Wonder

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    Nice looking Marlin!

    As far as ammo, learn to reload. Commercial stuff is expensive and unless you buy high end you will not find any that approaches the capabilities of the 1895.
  16. Juanjo_NY

    Juanjo_NY Made in Argentina

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    ^^ agreed.
    Honardy 325gr 45-70 are GREAT! they also make them in 250gr.
    BUT EXPENSIVE to plink.
  17. LoFlow

    LoFlow Long timer

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    Thanks guys. I packed my reloading stuff away years ago when I wasn't shooting all that much. 45 70 for sure will demand me to dig my stuff out of storage and set up a proper bench again. Seems to be a very versatile caliber for a reloader.
  18. skysailor

    skysailor Rat Rider

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    Somehow "nice wood, dude" sounds just wrong?
    Lyle
  19. gatling

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    Good one.
  20. fyrfytr

    fyrfytr B.U.F.F.

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    Just be careful if you end up with Hornady brass. They make it shorter for the Leverevolution ammoe for some reason. I just loaded it to the correct length without being able to crimp and will shoot one at a time until I can find some brass of the proper length. YMMV.