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Mississippi556

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Re: Brush Gun
« Reply #25 on: December 11, 2016, 09:47:26 am »
My nice little Marlin 336 .30-30 (made back in the '60s) was stolen a few years back. It was the perfect brush gun for here in the Deep South piney woods.

Since then I have learned to appreciate the brush capabilities of Remington 742 rifles.  I have them in .30-06, .308 and .280.  Topped with a 2-7x scope they work and do add extended range.  Not as light as the little 336, but almost as handy.
Mississippi"When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own palace, his goods are safe"  Words of Jesus, Luke 11:21 (ESV).

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    Re: Brush Gun
    « Reply #26 on: December 11, 2016, 02:47:36 pm »
    My nice little Marlin 336 .30-30 (made back in the '60s) was stolen a few years back. It was the perfect brush gun for here in the Deep South piney woods.

    Since then I have learned to appreciate the brush capabilities of Remington 742 rifles.  I have them in .30-06, .308 and .280.  Topped with a 2-7x scope they work and do add extended range.  Not as light as the little 336, but almost as handy.
    I had a 760 carbine on .30-06. It was quick, handy and light. but the recoil was something else. I ended up selling it, which I regret to this day.
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    Re: Brush Gun
    « Reply #27 on: December 11, 2016, 11:16:07 pm »
    I still have my set of reloading dies (I also believe that I still have some .458 projectiles lying around) if you would like to give them a try.  I owned a first year 450 Marlin 1895GG with the 18" ported barrel.  The only mods/improvements that I did was replace the trigger with an aftermarket to eliminate that annoying "Marlin flop" and an XS sight set.  I absolutely loved the gun/caliber combination but my destroyed right shoulder didn't care for it much so I ended up selling it to my buddy...but since he didn't reload I kept the dies and what was left of the components that I had left.


    Thanks Matt, but I have die's, brass, bullets and primers.  I have just never figured out what powder I wanted to try.  And now I need to find a place to set up my reloading stuff.  I hope to have my boiler/utility room sorted by Christmas, and have a corner left over for a small bench for the Redding T-6 with shelves above for supplies.

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