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    Way to hot to hit the range so went gun shopping.

    I was looking for a 308 but was talking to a friend i normally go gun buying with and that bastard talked me in to a 45/70 that a different friend had for sale at a good price.
    New toy - Henry 45/70 brass receiver octagon barrel and Large-loop lever, gun was not used still had the box for it $500 and along with 60 rounds of ammo.
    I am not looking forward to feeding this rifle at $1.75 a round its as bad as my 300 win mag.

    Also picked up a junk Stephens bolt action 22 as a project gun to see if i can make it a usable gun again, it is in really bad shape but it was free.

    Yep back on gun restriction for a while so even if i do find the 308 at a great price i cant get it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mangyrat View Post
    Way to hot to hit the range so went gun shopping.

    I was looking for a 308 but was talking to a friend i normally go gun buying with and that bastard talked me in to a 45/70 that a different friend had for sale at a good price.
    New toy - Henry 45/70 brass receiver octagon barrel and Large-loop lever, gun was not used still had the box for it $500 and along with 60 rounds of ammo.
    I am not looking forward to feeding this rifle at $1.75 a round its as bad as my 300 win mag.

    Also picked up a junk Stephens bolt action 22 as a project gun to see if i can make it a usable gun again, it is in really bad shape but it was free.

    Yep back on gun restriction for a while so even if i do find the 308 at a great price i cant get it.
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    That Henry is a nice rifle and would make a great bush gun. The bullets would not deflect easily and you could drop pretty much anything up to and including an elephant with that. Great price on it too.............I can see why you didn't pass it up.

    Make sure you take some before photo's of the .22 so we can see what it looked like before you started working on it.
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    Soaking the 22 in oil right now.
    The rust appears to be only on the outside of the gun the action and rifling look fine and i found a few cracks in the stock.
    It will most likely just end up repairing and paint it due to no value, i am thinking orange and black

    The 45/70 is going to get a scope on it tomorrow i found a QCB bug buster scope in my closet, cheap as hell but i really do not need much scope on a 100 to 200 yard gun just something i can see.
    Bifocals suck for iron sights so i have to use a low power scope with thick cross hairs or i may pick up a fixed power 3x32.

    This week is my birthday so i got off gun restriction picked up 100 rounds for the 45/70 "that stuff is not cheap" and i ordered everything i need to reload it also
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    Update: i did use the UTG bug buster scope it fit perfectly with out removing the rear iron sight.
    I test fitted a few scopes i had and this one worked the best, before i sight it in i think i might pick up a fixed power scope in the same size to see if i like it better.
    Eye relief is where i was having problems with other scopes and a 40mm would require me removing the rear iron or get taller rings.
    I wanted a short scope mounted low almost like a pistol scope and the only one that fit the bill was the Bugbuster that i already had.

    Now i am down to 2 guns i want a 308 and a 50 bmg and maybe a few more hand guns
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    finally got a photo hosting site that works.
    You can see how close the scope is to the iron sights, the eye re-leaf is damn near perfect for my bifocals i may move it one more notch forward to keep form beating my glasses up.
    I cant find a KONUS 4x 32mm anywhere locally so i may have to order it just to look at it and see if i like it better.
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    And i just made a deal on a New in the box Savage 93 22 mag sight unseen, like a needed a new 22 mag but i could not pass it up. $100
    Safe is full and gun cabinet is getting full.

    The rust is so bad on that Stephens bolt action 22 that i will have to oil it down for a few months before i start working on it.
    34 guns and around 18k rounds of mixed ammo not counting reloading supply's i think i have a addiction or something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mangyrat View Post
    And i just made a deal on a New in the box Savage 93 22 mag sight unseen, like a needed a new 22 mag but i could not pass it up. $100
    Safe is full and gun cabinet is getting full.

    The rust is so bad on that Stephens bolt action 22 that i will have to oil it down for a few months before i start working on it.
    34 guns and around 18k rounds of mixed ammo not counting reloading supply's i think i have a addiction or something.

    Love the Henry.....scope looks good on it!

    The Savage .22 magnum looks like a fun rifle.

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    I cant walk out the door with out finding a gun deal now days.
    I did pick up the Savage 93 22 mag today but while i was doing that i got a line on a 308 damn its hard to pass up but i am not pushing my luck.
    While making room for it in the safe i found my Marlin 983T 22 mag , i will have to get them both scoped the same and do a range trip to see what one i like better.

    When i got home the wife did not say a thing about the new gun i think she is giving up that or she just bought something expensive to get even.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mangyrat View Post
    I cant walk out the door with out finding a gun deal now days.
    I did pick up the Savage 93 22 mag today but while i was doing that i got a line on a 308 damn its hard to pass up but i am not pushing my luck.
    While making room for it in the safe i found my Marlin 983T 22 mag , i will have to get them both scoped the same and do a range trip to see what one i like better.

    When i got home the wife did not say a thing about the new gun i think she is giving up that or she just bought something expensive to get even.
    LOL - Mine would buy something expensive....likely pottery (she collects Art Deco pottery). Well, I do have a .308 Savage 99 lever action I plan on selling but I imagine you wouldn't want it, the trigger pull on it's 8+ lb's and you can't adjust that on a Savage 99 (I know, I tried) I have another 99 with a 4 lb trigger which is my backup hunting rifle now that my Remington 700 has become my main one. Before I bought the Remmy, I had the stiff trigger 99 as my spare and the other was my main.
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    Well, finished up another successful hunting season yesterday. It was just myself, Greg and John on our annual hunt out west the first week of Nov. Greg filled his special draw calf moose tag and bagged a nice whitetail doe. John didn't fill his antlered mule deer tag. I probably could have for him as the one he did take a poke at was 450 yards away but it was his tag and it would be illegal for me to shoot it for him. I only got drawn for cow elk and had my 'general whitetail' tag (good for either sex from Nov 1 to the 7th) but didn't see any I wanted and prefer to hunt them around home as we have an abundance of whitetail's around home. We didn't see any elk so no joy there :(

    Got a nice 9 point whitetail buck Friday morning about 10 min's after sunrise (legal is 30 min's before sunrise to 30 min's after sunset) He was definitely rutting as he followed a doe in from around 600 yards to 354 where I put one through his heart. Went back to the same field the next morning and filled my doe tag (we can get two supplemental doe tags for this area - like I said, we're overrun with them locally) about 15 minutes after sunrise on a beautiful clear morning with perfect light. Had I been able to hunt my cow elk tag (only good in that zone I got drawn for it out west) I could have filled it that morning as there were 5 cow's (well, 4 adult cows and one baby) in the field when I first got there. I took the doe at 358 yards with a heart shot.

    Since I have a high-end scope with a ballistic turret, I bought a Leupold laser range finder so I can be accurate on the long shots. That's how I know the exact ranges on those shots. The combination of my Remington 700 VTR with a Timney trigger (set to 3 lb's) with my Swarovski scope is proving to be a wonderful setup. I added a Kwik Klip to it as well as I much prefer a removable magazine to that lousy trap door setup so many bolt actions come with from the factory!

    I'm already looking forward to next year when hopefully my younger brother will join us and have a bull moose, cow elk, antlered mule and a general whitetail tag. It'll be his first ever hunting trip and we'll get to see how he does in the field with his high-end sniper rifle. He's a cop and was in tactical and took the sniper training. His rifle with the $2500.00 Nightforce scope is the reason I ended up buying the Swarovski. Once you look through quality glass it's hard to go back to a $100 Bushnell...........LOL He recently made Sergeant and is now in charge of his own squad but got to keep his sniper rifle as he's a backup sniper in case of need. I was really hoping he could make it this year but he had other commitments that precluded him from joining us this year.

    So, how was hunting for those of you that hunt??
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