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PostSubject: Modern day mountain man gun   May 2nd 2018, 2:59 pm

A very fun build! Nothing over snazzy. Just going to put an over molded grip like the Hogue. A nice scope and mount set up. .308 with 1:10 twist.
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PostSubject: Re: Modern day mountain man gun   May 2nd 2018, 6:22 pm

Rolling Eyes :barf

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PostSubject: Re: Modern day mountain man gun   May 2nd 2018, 8:12 pm

Nice, How does it shoot?
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PostSubject: Re: Modern day mountain man gun   May 2nd 2018, 8:23 pm

It functions perfectly. No idea on accuracy yet. I need a mount/ring set up and a scope.













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PostSubject: Re: Modern day mountain man gun   May 3rd 2018, 1:59 pm

I'm confused; I studied the photo and can't see a place to mount the flint!
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PostSubject: Re: Modern day mountain man gun   May 3rd 2018, 11:42 pm

@Hanshi wrote:
I'm confused; I studied the photo and can't see a place to mount the flint!

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PostSubject: Re: Modern day mountain man gun   May 4th 2018, 12:22 am

thats cuz its percussion! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Modern day mountain man gun   May 4th 2018, 7:38 am

If that's a "mountain man gun", I'm hunting on the other side of the mountain.  :Hide

I'm old school. Give me a bolt-action with a wooden stock every time.

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PostSubject: Re: Modern day mountain man gun   May 4th 2018, 10:14 am

Me, too, patocazador.
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PostSubject: Re: Modern day mountain man gun   May 4th 2018, 10:16 am

next upper will be a 6.5 creedmore!

Im not really a modern gun guy, but this one is pretty bad ass. Not to heavy either for a 308.

Also, this one has a 20" barrel.
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PostSubject: Re: Modern day mountain man gun   May 4th 2018, 11:07 am

I've sorta given up modern guns but still have a couple I dearly love.  Both are .250 Sav.  One is a mid 1970s Ruger M77 and the other is a Savage M99.  The Ruger is a .5 moa rifle and the Savage hovers about an inch or so.  But it's been a long while since I have taken them out  to the range for exercise.  I'm not good enough at math to figure out how many deer these two gems have taken during my "suppository" shooting years.

But then I got religion and started my worship of muzzleloader hunting, only.  I actually started with muzzleloaders in the mid 1960s and split my time between the two.  Now it's full time BP.
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PostSubject: Re: Modern day mountain man gun   May 17th 2018, 10:26 am

Mounted a super cheap ass 3-9x40 barska scope on it for now until i can actually afford a good scope. My brother did some reloads and wow! That sucker is crazy accurate. One thing about the stock... Get it in the wrong place and it pinches your beard at the flex point lol.

I've been looking at this scope
https://ochocos.com/nikon-m-tactical-308-scope-4-16x42mm-side-focus-bdc-800
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PostSubject: Re: Modern day mountain man gun   May 17th 2018, 5:14 pm

Oh you know some are saying the Evil Black Rifle is not a Hunting Rifle.

I'll admit I shot a few and didn't care for them but after doing more studying them I found I really like them.

Too bad the Anti Gun people won't do the same but I'm afraid they only have one agenda.

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PostSubject: Re: Modern day mountain man gun   May 17th 2018, 5:19 pm

Its not an evil black gun.

Its green.
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PostSubject: Re: Modern day mountain man gun   May 18th 2018, 9:26 am

When I was in the Army we trained, were issued and used the "M14" 7.62 (.308).  We did get some training with the (then fairly new) M16, though.  I've fired a few at the ranges, including submachine guns and .50 cals, and consider them rather "cool".  A close friend bought his wife a Kimber in .338 Hornady, I believe it's called.  It has a plastic stock, weighs next to nothing, is accurate as all get-out and gets velocities with a 200 grains bullet well over 2600fps.  My .350 can do better than that - although my reloads with a 200 grain Hornady are modest at 2700fps - and can handle 250 grain bullets much better.  I like that little .338 a LOT and it does kick more than my light-but-not-as light 700 .350.  Those plastic stocks DO have a place in shooting sports; but I just like wood.
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PostSubject: Re: Modern day mountain man gun   May 22nd 2018, 9:15 am

I've seen military guys (ground pounders) throw away M16 or hang them some where for backup and use the new found M14 because of the range and knock down power. 

Jon you'll love the 6.5 Creedmore caliber, good knock power and capable of 1000 yards. I have a Ruger bench gun in that caliber, fun to shoot.

Early Ruger rifles were known for poor triggers and barrels, have shot out several of the barrels in .264 mag and .284 mag. Replaced the trigger assemblies with Timney Triggers and Douglas barrels and solved the issues. Now brass has gotten pricey for these calibers.

I have had three large Ruger Collections (100 -150 weapons (unfired) and Ruger tools) over the years. They were my backup savings that Uncle Sam didn't or couldn't collect taxes on, when needed you could always make a few bucks over original costs.

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PostSubject: Re: Modern day mountain man gun   May 22nd 2018, 10:14 am

I bought two Ruger M77 rifles nearly 50 years ago.  I don't know about now, but those triggers then were very easy to adjust; Remingtons were, too.  The two rifles were a .338 win mag and a .250 Sav.  I easily adjusted both triggers to a very light, crisp pull with NO backlash.  I still have the .250 and it's taken, literally, a dump truck load of deer.  The .338 also paid its keep.  both were astonishingly accurate with the .250 averaging around 5/8" for 5 shots at 100 yards.  The .338 I sold just a few years back to a dear friend.

I need to correct an error in a post from 5/18/18.  The caliber of the marvelous Kimber rifle my friend bought for his wife was .338 Federal rather than a Hornady.
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PostSubject: Re: Modern day mountain man gun   May 22nd 2018, 10:42 am

I've had an early 1951 Ruger Standard Model Pistol (new in the box), paid less than $50 dollars for it in 1956 from the local hardware store. 




The Best Ruger for a collector was a Ruger single-action Blackhawk. I purchased Ser. No. #125 sent to Skeeter Skelton of Gun Magazine who wrote an article on this Ruger. I purchased it at a gunshow in Loveland CO in 1965 for $200 with the magazine article and the box of cartridges with 5 spent rounds fired by him. Sold it in 1980 for $1,200 - nice profit.

Here's another one he owned and wrote about, when I sold it I more than tripled my money.


Just a few very special Ruger 3-screw Flat-Top .44 Specials were made soon after Skeeter’s passing. This is his Ser. No. - S.S.4.

When Colt and S&W dropped all .44 Specials in the late 1960’s/early 1970’s, Skeeter looked for a solution. He took a pair of .357 Magnum sixguns to his gunsmith and in probably the most influential article he ever wrote, told how to turn a .357 into .44 Special. Both of these were Perfect Packin’ Pistols with a 4-inch barrel on the S&W and a 4-5/8-inch barrel on the Ruger. This article appeared 40 years ago and I wonder how many Ruger .357 Magnum Blackhawks have been converted to .44 Special over the years?

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