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Old 04-29-2014, 08:30 AM
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I might have found the answer. The' Handi rifle.'A guy can buy a crate of them for the price of one 'museum' rifle.If one doesn't work..well, grab a different one.It's a jack handle, a tent pole, a fishing rig, and if you get close enough...A shooting iron.You will always have parts, too and nobody will steal it.If I listen hard enough-yup, I can hear you agreeing
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Old 04-29-2014, 12:22 PM
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Owned two of those Handis and will never own another.
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Old 05-02-2014, 01:40 PM
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Owned two of those Handis and will never own another.
Yup, like a Harbor Freight pipe wrench - sloppy, heavy, kinda cheap, might work but probably needs work to perform.

I'd like to throw in a plug for the Kolpin plastic scabbards. I don't use horses, but have bounced stuff around for a few hundred miles over several years in one on a 4-wheeler on some rough roads and trails. Protected the rifle well, Leupold scope never changed POI. Pretty easy to get the rifle out quickly. Made a short lanyard to connect cover to the case. I'm happy.
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Old 05-02-2014, 01:55 PM
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A bad but relevant story to this whole thread, we had to go out and put an old horse down once and the only thing in the pickup was a not-so-handi rifle in .243. 6 shots later, and one traumatic experience for a young child later, the horse had still not expired. Swore I would never pick up another one again.
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Old 05-02-2014, 02:20 PM
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Just pulling your chain, guys..A rifle is a tool,and personally I like quality tools, and if you saw my shop , you would see lots of them.There is no substitute for a reliable rifle/horse/woman, and in Canada anyways, bigger is not necessarily better.What about the Browning blr/takedown?Also , I really don't see much Browning stuff And to order-1 year delivery.I am serious (this time) Cheers
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Old 05-02-2014, 10:58 PM
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My (steel) BLR 81 .358 has spent the most time in the Kolpin and has been utterly reliable. It doesn't even show finish wear, which is kind of a shame 'cause it's a bit glossy for my taste. I don't know anything about the newer alloy or takedown actions. I thought then and now, that it was the perfect setup for what I needed then - easy to transport, quick to get in and out of the case, fast to load and unload with the detachable magazine, even if you have your eyes on something else at the moment. The trigger on mine is decent but it ain't a Jewel. They can be worked on. The trigger return spring was something like 9 lbs when I got it. It's more accurate than I need. After a shot, just flick your wrist and you're ready for another, without taking your eyes off the target. I don't think you can beat it up like a '98 Mauser, but it has held up very well. Like any decent machine you need to work, do your preventive maintenance, keep some spare parts around just in case and it will perform. If a single shot will suit your needs - I vote for the Ruger.
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Old 05-02-2014, 11:51 PM
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Thanks for the info,I've got a Ruger#1,just don't trust it, you can not keep a cartridge in the chamber easily,without using the safety.This safety, I would not depend on ,especially in a saddle scabbard.So a guy is faced with,dismounting,then pulling the rifle from the scabbard, then chambering a cartridge and we know that goes flawlessly every time.Right.Who would design this feature into a hunting rifle?Hey Elkhunter1983 is the browning highwall the same in that regard?And if so ,do you find it a problem?Anyways havebeen looking at the blr but it is not available in a 25/06 as far as I can tell.Hate to say it -we need a rifle designed specifically for this purpose and a single shot like this would be ideal .Somebody from the mountains maybe will come up with it ,I dunno.
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