Recreational longarms (non semi)

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    Recreational longarms (non semi)

    Lets leave the AK's SKS's and AR's.

    What if you have them do you enjoy shooting recreationally (maybe hunting too), which are single shot rifles. C&R can be included.

    I enjoy many - my Savage 99c in .243 is a great gun to punch paper and I use homeloads for it. I also have huge grin factor shooting milsurp thru my Enfield MkV Jungle carbine.

    I find a Ruger 77 MkII in 223 enjoyable and that doubles as a potential varminter

    The Ruger #1 in 45-70 is also a blast - never used it for hunting but - with top loads is a real ''buffalo gun''

    There are others but - let's hear what you enjoy - for fun.
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    My Winchester Model 1894 & 94s, Brownchester 1886 and my Springfield trapdoor.
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    Aha - trapdoor eh - <lust, drool> - still hoping to get one eventually.

    Oh yes the '94's - yep - my Win 94 in 357 is a very enjoyable shooter.
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    Chris,

    I got very lucky on this one, I inherited it from my father and it just happened to be one of the 25,000 that can be lettered by Springfield Research, out of the 500,000+ trapdoors made.

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    I too, love putting rounds downrange with any of my Enfields. except .303 is hard to come by at affordable prices.

    A day at the range with any military bolt is a great day for me. Mosin, mauser, enfield, all great fun guns.

    I also have a very keen interst in old buffalo rifles, particulary sharps rifles. I love shooting my Dad's 50-70 sharps. It is almost identical to the one used at adobe walls by Billy Dixon when he made his 1,538 yard shot.

    In fact now that I think of it......I enjoy shooting pretty much any old rifle. Im a sucker for em.
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    hsu - ahh Sharps

    I am not a Sharps guru at all but that 50-70 is not one I have encountered. What was Quiggly's in the movie? - 45-70 I am assuming. Love the old cartridges.
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    I believe Quiglys was indeed a 45-70.

    The .50-70 is somewhat of a rarity among rifles...it was a buffalo cartridge first and formost, and it found many friends among frontiersmen. It is a very hard-hitting round, and very accurate considering the ladder/aperature sights.

    Edit: If youve never read about adobe walls and Billy Dixon, it is a very interesting chronicle of history. The feats of the rilemen in this battle, and those of Billy Dixon should make any rifleman jealous.

    http://www.oldwestlibrary.com/OWL/adobewalls.htm
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    That was an amazing shot Billy made, especially considering he was using the first rifle he grabbed-up, James Hanrahan the saloon owner's 50/90.
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    I have a marlin bolt action 22mn .22 mag. I love to squirrel hunt with it and in my experience the 22mag is no more destructive to meat than a .22lr as long as solid points are used and you don't plant one right through the shoulder. I bought it on a whim 7 years ago for $128 new. I have been very impressed with the accuracy. When I'm not squirel hunting I enjoy shooting spent shotgun shells stuck on tree branches at about 50 yards. The goal is to hit em in the brass which I can do about 9 out of 10 times from a rest. When I miss I'm sure it's me and not the rifle.

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    Ahh 50-90 - that sounds better.

    Hmmm - 50 cal shoved by 90 grains of BP - that had to shift along!!!
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    Quigley's rifle was a 45/110.
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    I'm liking my Schmidt-Rubin K-31 and Savage Enfield No.4 MK 1 more and more...both pretty accurate and fun to shoot
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    Craze - only just fully noticed your charming avatar - your son? Same height as an AK? Love it.
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    Actually, the .50-70 Government, was first a military cartridge.
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    Quigley rifle was a 45/110

    Never watched the movie, so I really couldnt say.

    Actually, the .50-70 Government, was first a military cartridge

    Until the adoption of the 45-70 shortly thereafter. It was a stop-gap cartridge. adopted in 1866, one year after the civil war.

    It was short lived as a military round, but saw fairly widespread use as a buffalo gun. that and the 50-90
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