Re: horsemans mountain rifle
I own several falling and rolling block rifles, I would much prefer a 20inch barreled bolt gun to a 24in barreled falling block for a rifle than was going to get thrashed around on a horse in the mountains. I've seen several falling blocks locked up because they got a wet chamber and when fired there was not enough extraction power to pull the round I've done that with a bolt gun and you may get some pressure signs but you'll be able to extract the round and keep shooting.
Not to mention I usually want to be laying down a field of fire one a pack of predators not picking shells out of the chamber one at a time.
The up side is when you get a falling block rolled you can just order the butt stock and not replace a whole stock that will need pillars and bedded again like the bolt gun.
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