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Old 05-04-2014, 10:29 AM
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Re: horsemans mountain rifle

I see the highwall has a external hammer..it is superior in many ways to the #1.I could not find out if it is completely safe with a cartridge in the chamber under duress.
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Old 05-07-2014, 01:29 AM
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Re: horsemans mountain rifle

Just for the record I went with a browning blr takedown-270 win.This will be my 3rd .270 and I have them all yet.Just wish it was offered in the 25/06.We all have different expectations of a mountain rifle and it is good to hear them.Many of us hunt a variety of mountain game.I will always put sheep as the primary objective.This year I am planning on Stones and bighorns,.Northern and southern BC.Thanks, take care.
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Old 05-07-2014, 06:33 AM
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Re: horsemans mountain rifle

Originally Posted by mtnwrunner View Post
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.........

I like your rig Randy! Nice set up, good looking saddle and horse. He's looking nice and fuzzy! Do you pack a blanket of any type for him? I'm really liking the Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle. Thanks for sharing the pics.


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