Originally Posted by tony m
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.