The I LOVE THIS GUN Thread

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

  1. n8dawg6

    n8dawg6 krunkin'

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    I have been steadily downsizing the cartridges I use for deer hunting and target shooting. Lately I've been using a .250-3000 savage. It is killing deer just as dead as a .270 or .308, and the recoil barely exists. Try the smaller calibers, .250 sav, .257 bob, .243 win, you'll like 'em.

    The .223 is getting a lot of use these days for deer hunting. All it takes is a good bullet and shot placement (which you have to have anyway). It's also a great cartridge for the range for most folks that don't even have a range that goes to 1000 yds.

    The smaller cals cost less to shoot too. less lead, less powder per shot.

    Don't get me wrong, I own a .300 win mag and I think the mags are COOL. but the smaller cals get more use. Like someone mentioned above, I far and away shoot more .22 LR than anything else these days.
  2. jmabbott888

    jmabbott888 Adventurer

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    What rifle do you have chambered in the 250 Savage? I've got an old Savage 99 that shoots great with cast slugs up to about 90 grains.
  3. Dismount

    Dismount Boring bastard

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    I've got a little 20 gauge I'd like you to try if you think the mosins have some bite. :lol3

    I bought a box of 100 high brass shells about 15 years ago. Still have most of em. Good god that thing's like hugging an angry mule.
  4. PunkinHead

    PunkinHead Moobless Adventurer

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    I forgot I have a Caldwell lead sled I bought then stuck in the shed unused. I'll take that to the range if we decide to shoot the 30-06 off the bench. But this gun is really a light carry gun for deer/elk.
  5. pilot

    pilot Slacker Moderator Super Moderator

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    I've been playing with cast bullets and light loads with my 06. Puts the fun back into it.
  6. Manuel Garcia O'Kely

    Manuel Garcia O'Kely Back at last

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    Interesting, I've got a light O/U in 12 ga and don't find it at all objectionable, but it may also be that unlike the rifle, I'm shooting from a standing position.

    It occurs to me that the recoil pads on all my guns are as old as they are, which in some cases is pre-1964....maybe a fresher pad would make 'em a bit more friendly.

    Loading down is something I'm pondering eventually - supplies are in such short supply that getting data and materials to match is a challenge - and as a greenhorn at reloading, I'm not prepared to develop my own loads for obvious reasons.
  7. Daamud

    Daamud Life is like a box of Old Milwaukee

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    I'm gonna qoute this one more time :lol3.


    How much is your time worth?

    http://www.boydsgunstocks.com/subgrouping.htm?cat=1212

    I just bought a thumbhole stock in forest camo for my Rem 700 for around $120 shipped.
  8. Signal

    Signal Cynical Idealist

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    Just picked this up-
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    Savage 10P 308, "tactical"- 20" barrel, 5R rifling- massive bolt handle
    Nice crown...
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    A bolt handle large enough to have it's own gravitational field :rofl
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  9. chappy

    chappy Porkchop Sandwiches

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    Have to get some photos later but just picked up a No4 Mk2, '55 model, it is in great shape, still full of cosmoline.

    Really like to get a Mk1 service issue one day but pretty psyched to take this one plinking.
  10. soewe812

    soewe812 Wag more Bark less

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    You're gonna love that one Signal.
  11. Heyload

    Heyload Remastered Classic

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    Love the Model 99, got mine from my Grandfather, chambered in .308. Pretty damned accurate and comfortable to carry in the field, but damn it can kick!
  12. Signal

    Signal Cynical Idealist

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    I believe you are correct...


    Now to try to find ammoe....
  13. DireWolf

    DireWolf Knees in the Breeze

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    I have had a Savage 10 FCP-K for a couple of years. Not sexy or light, but a sweet shooter.
  14. Signal

    Signal Cynical Idealist

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    Excellent...(cue Mr Burns twittiling fingers)

    I'm afriaid I'll curse my luck by saying, but poor shooting savage rifles in this arena seem very rare
  15. fishwich

    fishwich El Borbah

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    BIG bolt handle! You could wear a catcher's mitt with no problem.
  16. fishwich

    fishwich El Borbah

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    My F.I. cal .380

    Built in the mid 70s in Spain by Star Firearms or built in the US from Star parts? Not a whole lot of info other it being a possible prototype of the Colt Mustang.

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    Tiny gun!

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    Definitely not the original grips. Almost appear homemade but they fatten up the gun for a better hold IMO.
  17. Murf2

    Murf2 Been here awhile

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    "I'm also going to have to strip that thick, shiny finish Remington used. It makes the wood look like it's made of plastic. Why would they put that awful finish on such a nice gun?"

    I had the same thought but being a cheap SOB, I took after it with 4-0 steel wool. It looked pretty nice when I was done. Total cost about $3.00.

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    Murf
  18. DeepSeaOne

    DeepSeaOne Carnivore

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    Drool

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  19. Juanjo_NY

    Juanjo_NY Made in Argentina

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    photo my mother took today with my little P&S of me shooting the Mossberg 930, lucky timing!:clap
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    by-the-way, she was the one who put the first shot to my Marlin 1895 45-70, H&R Buffalo Special 45-70 and she also shot my H&R single shot 12g, which kick like a mule. And 5 consecutive shots with the 930.
    I'm a VERY PROUD son today!!:freaky
  20. CurtOKC

    CurtOKC Been here awhile

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    In august I will pay off the loan from my 401K to buy my Guzzi and as areward to myself I am going to buy a Yidiz SxS 410. They are aTurkish brand of shotgun imported by Academy Sports. Very similar to the Berreta Onyx line but selling for $489.00 for SxS & $529.00 for O/U. Once I pick it up I will post pic's.