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Old 04-19-2014, 05:03 AM
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Re: horsemans mountain rifle

So I see..you have been to the valley of shadow of death ..too.Per chance ..a Mr Longears?
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Old 04-19-2014, 08:18 AM
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So I see..you have been to the valley of shadow of death ..too.Per chance ..a Mr Longears?
My only mule was limited mostly by my ability. Put a good start on her, and then sold her to an old guy that knew what he was doing and put a great finish on her.

Mostly I've been privileged to spend time on good ones. I however can swear the best rodeos aren't in Calgary, Cheyenne, Pendleton, or Las Vegas. The rides last as long as they last, are scored pass fail, and the altitude and airspeed of of a camp stove leaving a pannier would impress even the folks at NASA.
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Old 04-19-2014, 09:54 AM
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Little off this threads direction ..but some are dandy..Had the privilege to head off several of these creatures,.would rope the steer ok..turned them with a piece bicycle chain in their mouth though.was on the bucket list.take care
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Old 04-19-2014, 02:44 PM
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short,clean,accurate-perhaps a single shot,25/06 rem (24" barrel).fits a scabbard or gun boot easily,will have compact scope.must hold poi.Is there anything out there?Pretty does not matter.I have good bolt action rifles,ruger#1 and used several lever action rifles.Nothing really designed for this exclusive purpose that I can see .Custom job?This seems to be no mans land to me.thanks
Y'now one thing about being injured-no chores and time on his hands.So What about the Browning BLR takedown?Not in 25/06 but has anyone used this? Looks well made.Thanks
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Old 04-19-2014, 05:17 PM
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Diggn this thread!! I have a goal to build thee perfect ranch, horse, truck rifle, grew up ranching and never was without an old beater rifle that was good for shooting coyotes, elk, high headed cows, or pop cans when you should be fixing fence

I've come very close to building what I'd deem the perfect ranch rifle, I've nailed the stock down to the Precision Stock Works rifleman stock, the fit is great in many positions but still settles real good on a bag for long range work.
I want to try to use a Defiance Deviant action for the next run, I like the integral lug and having the base machined into it taking any worry about those two items out of the equation.
A Nightforce 2.5-10 locked down in Nightforce rings would be ideal, keeping the profile down but still retaining the ability to dial out and touch something that thinks it's out of range.
Barrel would be a #6 fluted or #5 standard, for myself I'd chamber it in my little 6.5 SS so I could run a short action should still run a 160 Matrix 3000 fps with a 24 inch barrel but it would not need a brake and it would run through the mag like butter. Good deep crown to keep things all happy on the muzzle end while riding in a scabbard or floor boards.
That should put me right at 8-8.5 lbs without the bipod, which I'd run a detachable mount for.
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Old 04-19-2014, 09:46 PM
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Re: horsemans mountain rifle

Yep, a great thread.

My saddle gun, in fact my only gun for 40 years, was my Fajen thumbhole stocked 270 Winny w/a 24" bbl and Leupold VX-II 3-9.

I made my own scabbard which left the butt stock stick out. I hung it on the horn vertically. Only bad thing was the thumbhole to the butt plate was above the top of the horn.

Two instances readily come to mind. One was being bucked off and tracking the horse for 20 minutes hoping I had a whole rifle when I found her.

Second was when the two other fellas decided to push a canyon on foot an head for camp. I was chosen to take the horses. I was instructed to ride the bay, not my horse, as she hesitated crossing water. Yep, at the first trickle of a creek she hesitated. My horse, with the rifle sticking up, and the other horse blasted by and away they went.

I went back to camp fully expecting to be greeted by the two nags. Didn't happen. A little after dark, hours later, here they come trotting home. Yep, my rifle was intact.

I had it all worked out when I was going to be afoot with a goat packing the rifle. With me now on a donk w/the goats packing I'll have to work something out. Don't know what but I bet its unique.

Also, as with Jeff, the use will be mainly for woofs. My 28" plus a short brake in 270 Am @ 12 pounds will suit me just fine.
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Old 04-20-2014, 11:28 AM
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You folks make it for me.Lot's of experience and it is great to hear it.Delivering your goods, horseback to the chosen destination is a key thing-sounds easy until you try it..Interesting to hear thte wolf artillery out there too.You really launch 'em.Here , I might be wrong but believe few are shot, some are snared.Happy Easter.
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