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Old 04-20-2014, 09:27 PM
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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.
And some simply cease existing.
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Old 04-21-2014, 09:41 AM
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My guess is..there is not a saddle rifle out there that hasn't seen rough use.It will be tested.Reach doesn't matter if it doesn't hold zero.Just a matter of how you maintain reliable performance.I 'm looking for something new in an ancient trade.I'm known to be sticky on my mount when required, always carry a catch rope and can keep the bulk of my shots in the 8 ring offhand at 100 yards.That is just it.I would say average in my crowd.But most of us still shoe a horse like our great grandfather did..and his too.I cannot see any creative solutions for for a rifle carrying guy on a horse.And the horsehoeing these days is really what cripples em-Is there anybody that makes a scope sighted rifle for us in 2014? Tag your it.
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Old 04-21-2014, 11:00 AM
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When i pickex this piece up thats what it was used for. Had a leupold 3to9 by 33 so it would fit a standard scabbard. Can still get away with longer barrels because the action is so compact.
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Old 04-21-2014, 12:40 PM
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My guess is..there is not a saddle rifle out there that hasn't seen rough use.It will be tested.Reach doesn't matter if it doesn't hold zero.
Grandpa's solutions, skill sets, and technology were for a particular set of circumstances, and needs. Not bad choices, not unworkable, but not generally the same for most of our needs today. Matt Dillon's single .45 round center mass still gets the job done, and a Model 94 still provides a good solution for a man working full time to engage targets of opportunity.

With the game changing to taking advantage of limited recreational opportunities needs have changed. Modern example the Idaho rancher killing the wolf harassing his home. The man in the game prevailed, others weighed in, but the man in full time was there when the opportunity presented.

When the game is played Saturday morning through Sunday evening the circumstances change. A lot of weekends may pass before a shot presents that is close, and there is ample time to set up ideally,

BigNgreen and Broz are only about .5mm apart in their rifle solutions, and either of those well thought out set ups are workable. The challenge is in the scabbard in my opinion, something offering the speed and access of Grandpa's set up is unlikely, but there are some pretty creative solutions out there. Go to the search bar top right corner, and type in saddle scabbards. A couple of pretty good threads in there, sounds like you may be in need of reading material.
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Old 04-21-2014, 06:32 PM
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Hell, will I get used to this computer thing?Elkhunter1983 is that a Dakota?-looks sweet.I have a Ruger#1, but I don't find it that trustworthy,could be me.Anyways thanks for the info ,bet the long range rifles mentioned earlier are effective .Maybe I was not to clear,but here goes.The caliber of choice is the 25/06(24" tube)the rifle light,very handy,short o.a.l,very reliable.I will shoot to 300 yards, comfortably.Easy to maneuver, climbing afoot.What have you used in this category?What are you thrilled with?Thanks folks
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No its a browning 78 highwall. I now have them in 25 06 too both shoot well.
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Old 04-21-2014, 07:16 PM
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I have heard of these,never seen one though.Do they keep poi for you.
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