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Re: Rifle Pictures!
« Reply #300 on: July 25, 2013, 11:24:36 am »
FMJ, if you are serious about selling that Finn then please let me know!!

That's my best shooter!  That's the one I really want to handload for, and the funny part is that the bore has some pitting.


For being wartime, the stock is super duper clean.

'41 Valmet built on 1896 Izhevsk receiver.  And GREAT trigger too!
CaliforniaThere are many like it, but this one is mine.

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    « Reply #301 on: July 26, 2013, 02:21:16 pm »
    I'll take one off your hands...lol!

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    « Reply #302 on: July 27, 2013, 10:23:17 pm »
    Synthetic stocks have changed our thinking about rifles.  They are durable, weatherproof and stable.  But they will never replace beautiful walnut.

    Here is a close up of the cheek piece of my custom stocked Win 70 in 7mm mag.
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    « Reply #303 on: July 27, 2013, 10:40:39 pm »
    Here's the whole rifle.  This is a transition Model 70, circa 1969 in 7mm Rem Mag.  Stock is Claro Walnut.  Skip line diamond pattern hand cut checkering.  Recessed sling cups.  Very revolutionary for the time.  Obligatory white line spacers, rosewood stock tip, engraved and monogrammed silver pistol grip cap. Glass bedded action.  Leupold period Vari-X 3-9 x 40. George Lawrence #3 Whelen sling.

    This was my father-in-law's favorite indulgence.  Knowing him, hunting and shooting with him made an indelible impression on me as a young man.  To this day I have a passion for hunting arms of the '50's and '60's when American firearms workmanship was at what I believe to be its zenith.
    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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    « Reply #304 on: July 28, 2013, 02:22:14 am »
    Niiiiiiice. :thumbup1

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    « Reply #305 on: July 28, 2013, 03:14:42 am »
    I love the more modern military tools, but i can see how developing an appreciation for the more traditional arms would be valuable. There is a certain beauty and craftsmanship in the tried and true that the EBR's cannot even touch.
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    « Reply #306 on: July 28, 2013, 08:23:31 am »
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    « Reply #307 on: July 28, 2013, 01:47:37 pm »
    I recently picked up a Benelli M4 shotgun & a Bushmaster ACR from a small settlement that I received at the beginning of the month.  I got a smoking deal on the ACR and despite being on the heavy side (it has a heavy profile barrel which is where all the weight is) she is very accurate, smooth shooting and just a joy to shoot.  I'm trying to decide what optic to put on her but for now I'm using an Elcan M145 that I have lying around and so far it's doing a pretty good job.  The bolt action is a rifle that I just finished building for the owner of the Cypress Creek Hunting Lodge in SC that he commissioned 2 months ago.  I built it up from the bare action and did all the work myself.  He specified a 20" barrel, detachable magazine, 1.5-2lb trigger, all weather stock, sub MOA accuracy & weigh under 10lbs.  I met all the requirements (trigger is 1lb 12oz, HS Precision lightweight stock, 20" tapered barrel w/brake, PTS detachable magazine kit w/AI magazines, .62" 5-shot average w/custom loaded ammo & 7.3lbs w/o scope) and am extremely happy with how it came out.
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    « Reply #308 on: July 28, 2013, 01:57:28 pm »
    Fine looking rifles  :thumbup1.
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

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    « Reply #309 on: July 28, 2013, 02:26:43 pm »
    Agree.  Like the custom bolt gun.  Strange customer choice on length of barrel, but the customer is always right, even when giving up a good bit of velocity and down range ballistics.  Well done.
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    « Reply #310 on: July 28, 2013, 04:45:31 pm »
    Yes, the (paying) customer is usually right and in this case I believe him to know what he wants is correct for him.  A 20" barrel isn't that unusual as example the Remington SD & Tactical both have 20" barrels.  The area in SC where he will be using it is heavily wooded, swampy and the longest shot across any field won't be more than 300yds.  He wanted a somewhat light rifle with a shorter barrel so it will be easier to climb into tree stands and also maneuver around in the stand as well without making much noise.  It's a very sweet rifle that I would love to own myself.

    Agree.  Like the custom bolt gun.  Strange customer choice on length of barrel, but the customer is always right, even when giving up a good bit of velocity and down range ballistics.  Well done.
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    « Reply #311 on: July 28, 2013, 06:02:07 pm »
    Idk matt there can be some pretty big fields out there.
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    « Reply #312 on: July 28, 2013, 06:09:45 pm »
    He specified a 300yd rifle...that's exactly what he got.  I've also hunted there for almost 2 years now and his longest field is right around 350yds, but average shots are 150 and under.  They are down in the Estill area, really swampy and really full of gators now from all of the rain.

    Idk matt there can be some pretty big fields out there.
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    « Reply #313 on: July 28, 2013, 06:26:21 pm »
    Sorry misread, my bad.
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    « Reply #314 on: July 28, 2013, 06:48:37 pm »
    Here's some more pics of the custom bolt gun...





    Agree.  Like the custom bolt gun.  Well done.
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    « Reply #315 on: July 28, 2013, 10:48:14 pm »
    Nice, indeed.  I went a different route for my tree stand/bean field rifle.  I did not build it.  Remington Custom Shop.  "Blueprinted" Remington 700 long action.  McMillan classic pattern stock.  Blind magazine for rigidity. Actually went for a longer barrel, 24", chambered for 280 Remington.  Trigger is set for 2.5 lbs.  Topped off with an Austrian Kahles 2-7x36 scope with German #4 three post reticle in Talley rings and bases.  Brownell's black Latigo sling.  Rifle with scope, sling and full magazine ready to hunt tops the scales at 8 lbs. even.

    She puts 140 grain Barnes handloads at 3100 fps into .600" groups at 100 yards.  I can do 1/2 MOA with heavier target loads, even with the slim barrel contour.  The hunting load is sighted in 3 inches high at 100 yards.  About 8 inches low at 400, but I don't take shots beyond 350 because I ain't good enough at longer ranges (yet).
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    « Reply #316 on: July 28, 2013, 10:53:35 pm »
    Good looking rifles, folks.    :thumbup1
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    « Reply #317 on: August 25, 2013, 06:24:11 pm »
    My Daniel Defense DDM4V7LW Modified by Crusader Weaponry with the Battlecomp 1.5 and Slipstream Treatment.  Topped with the Lucid HD7 Gen 3 FDE.
    Light Weight.  Accurate.  Reliable.  No Recoil.  The most perfect AR I've ever owned.
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    « Reply #318 on: August 25, 2013, 06:41:03 pm »
    Looks nice George  :thumbup1.
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
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    « Reply #319 on: August 26, 2013, 08:18:28 am »
    Great combination of beauty and function. 

    As a newcomer to tactical weapons, I've come to appreciate that "black guns" can be elegant, and that one is. 

    Should you name it, the way great longswords once were?
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    « Reply #320 on: August 26, 2013, 08:50:56 am »
    Don't know if I posted this before.. But my Enfield's....1917 No III Mk 1, 1942 No mk1* and 1947 No 4 mk2...all have matching bayonets for their models.... Not shown 1917 Winchester P14

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    « Reply #321 on: August 26, 2013, 09:00:13 am »
    Those are nice! The enfield is the old rifle I've always wanted.  Sooner or later I'll get a jungle carbine.
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    « Reply #322 on: August 26, 2013, 02:34:30 pm »
    Great combination of beauty and function. 

    As a newcomer to tactical weapons, I've come to appreciate that "black guns" can be elegant, and that one is. 

    Should you name it, the way great longswords once were?

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    « Reply #323 on: August 26, 2013, 04:02:58 pm »
    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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    « Reply #324 on: August 26, 2013, 06:26:48 pm »
    I don't think I have posted a picture of my M1 yet. If so sorry for posting it again.
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