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Old 04-22-2014, 10:25 PM
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Re: horsemans mountain rifle

Really , trouble opening action...something to ponder for sure.I know I have a #1 and , as I said do not feel comfortable-especially on a pack trip eg a small machine screw fell out once. The rifle was not functional.I tighten stuff routinely on all equipment.Surprised me.
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Old 04-26-2014, 05:33 PM
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Re: horsemans mountain rifle

Hunted off horses for 20+ years. Started with a bolt gun, then, like Elkhunter, went to a Browning B-78 single shot. Thinner(no bolt), shorter and more compact than a bolt gun. Mine was a 25-06 rechambered to .257 Weatherby to reach out there a little farther. Shot antelope, deer, elk and moose--and never needed more than the first shot. Doing it again, I would probably step up in caliber for a little heavier bullets--6.5 or 7mm. 30 magnums can be a little much in a lightweight, compact rifle.
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Old 04-27-2014, 12:09 AM
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Re: horsemans mountain rifle

Elkhunter,you and I seem to be looking for pretty much the same thing in a rifle.In my opinion a single shot rifle is good as a saddle rifle and short and maneuverable in the rocks etc.It seems to me If I am going to have any additional length to the rifle-it might as well be barrel length-within limits.I have shot large game with the 25/06,people are surprised by this sometimes, but,these days it is more effective than ever.Dang,that Browning Highwall is pretty.
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Old 04-27-2014, 12:37 AM
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Re: horsemans mountain rifle

This is with the 25. Had one bad one on the part of the shooter.
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Old 04-27-2014, 01:38 AM
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Re: horsemans mountain rifle

esprete,elkhunter and I seem like minded.Your needle gun shoots well. Mine does to-gives a guy a boatload of confidence.What about the big belted .25?How is it on paper?
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Old 04-27-2014, 09:22 AM
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Re: horsemans mountain rifle

Well, not to throw a wrench in anything but a great mountain rifle that is short, medium light, magazine fed and accurate is a ruger gunsite scout rifle. I bought this for a carry round in the truck, farm atv, multiple wolf, man defense rig. I had it accurized and installed a timney trigger and I got to tell you, for a shorter rig, it is extremely accurate with factory federal match sierra 168 grain boat tails. It shoots consistently 1/2 at 100 with just plain ole factory stuff. You have a choice of a 5 round or ten round magazine and it is a pleasure to carry. It's in 308 so one could load most anything---I just happen to have a buttload of federal match from a previous life so that's what I pack. I wouldn't hesitate to shoot it out to 600 ish as it holds moa to that distance. I carry it in a eberlestock mini me pack which works great for this kind of a rig. You also have a multitude of sighting options due to the fact that you can use the picitinney rail or the scope rings.
And like Broz, I've tried about every way to pack a rifle on a horse but I settled on pretty much a straight up carry. It is out of the way and you can pull the rifle out as you are dismounting for those really quick long range shots.........

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Old 04-27-2014, 10:41 AM
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Re: horsemans mountain rifle

It is all good.Coffee is indispensable. Thanks for the info.Got me thinking, I've got my arm in a sling or I would show my rig, horseback.to( kinda western).Elkhunter's model 95 even got me looking at the Browning BLR/takedown.Other than on this gadget I really don't see much around here and like most don't care for the city.Browning products in Canada wide are backordered.Not much new around.I value all feed back like minded or not.How else do we learn anything?Lefty huh? I will look up your rifle etc.Thanks
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