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06-25-2002, 11:18 PM
Just a few pics that a friend scanned in for me to bide some time during the slow summer months until hunting season comes back around...
Here's a #1RSI in .243 (http://home.pacbell.net/jniednag/GUN1.jpg). ###It was the first #1 I bought. ###It shoots surprisingly well even with the manlicher stock.
Here's a pair of #1Bs (http://home.pacbell.net/jniednag/GUN_2.jpg). ###The top one with the scope is in .243 and the bottom one without a scope is a .22-250. ###The top one is my "go to" rifle for coyotes.
Here's a #1H in .375H&H (http://home.pacbell.net/jniednag/GUN_4.jpg). ###If I ever make it to Alaska to hunt costal brown bears this is what I'll take. ###For now, it's relegated to pigs and coyotes. ###That's a Leupold fixed 2.5x on top.
This one isn't a #1 but is still a single shot. ###It's a Thompson Center TCR in .17 Mach IV (http://home.pacbell.net/jniednag/GUN_3.jpg). ###All you guys shooting Contenders and Encores with butt stocks really want to be shooting this gun :wink-yellow: ###Like other TC guns you can swap barrels out on this all the way up to a 10ga shotgun barrel. ###That's a Leupold 6-18x on top.
Just thought I'd share a few pics...
06-26-2002, 05:24 AM
SD >> You got some good looking rifles there.
It took me a long time to like synthetic stock weapons.
Personally the look of wood and a blued gun will never go out of style.
06-28-2002, 01:17 AM
DANG,you get all the ones with the pretty wood.I'd trade you out of either that Mannlicher or that 375 right now,but somehow I think you want to hold on to them. :D Can't say I blame you.
I've only got three #1s right now-a #1B 22/250,a #1A 7x57,and a #1S 45/70.The #1B has been restocked with some XXX black walnut.I shot this group with it awhile back.It's not the best group I've shot with it,but more like it's "average".Why I didn't keep some of the even smaller groups I shot with it I'll never know.
Haven't shot the 7x57 yet.The 45/70 has become my "go to" hunting rifle.I traded a guy out of it who bought it,broke the barrel in and that's it.It came with a Burris 1.75-5x on it.With a random load out of the book with a Hornady 350 grain RN,it'll go 1-1.5 inches for three shots at 100 yards.Killed a decent (18 inch wide 4x4) blacktail with it last season.If I do any rifle hunting this year,it'll probibly be with this one and my custom 45/120.
Been searching around for someone with a pretty #1 in 375 or 458 that wanted to trade it off for some of my trading stock.No luck yet!E-mail a couple folks this evening though.Seems like the standard response is "Great stuff!Sorry not interested".Had one dealer that wanted to buy all my trading stock from me,but wouldn't trade.I finaly said "OK,I'll sell them to you and then instead of sending me the money,put it in the cash register and send me the gun".They wouldn't do it.I don't know about you but that makes NO sense at all.I think I'll just sell what's left of my trading stock and buy a dang #1 375.Just did that a month or so ago and it worked out smooth enough.
06-28-2002, 07:31 AM
Want to get rid of that 7x57?
I got the .375H&H in kind of an oddball way. ###It was used on the shelf at a local gun store that I happend to frequent on the way home from work. ###Seems the original owner bought it, put 10 rounds through it and it was too much for him (guy must have been 120lbs as it's really nice to shoot, much easier on the shoulder than average duck loads). ###Well, I looked at it, hummed and hawed, came back the next couple of days and did the same thing. ###Finally I told my wife that I was just going to buy it the next day on the way home from work. ###When I walked into the store that day, it wasn't there. ###I figured the owner had just pulled it off the shelf for somthing but it turns out he had sold it about an hour earlier. ###I was bummed. ###I called my wife with the sob story and sulked the rest of the way home.
About three weeks later, I was sitting at a restaurant with my wife for our anniversary. ###She gave me this little tiny box (contrary to the saying "big things come in little boxes", I still subscribe to the big box theory and was a bit puzzled - "what's this? jewelry, for me, huh?"). ###Well, when I opened the box it was a single .375H&H round. ###She had been the one to go in and buy it just before I got there.
Let's just say I married well. ###In fact, today makes it 11 years (got to get to the store!).
06-28-2002, 08:05 AM
Nothing says I love you like a new gun. :smile-blue:love:
06-28-2002, 01:34 PM
Naw,not really interested in parting with the 7x57.Always wanted one,and traded some nice stuff to get this one.It's a 1981 model,with a tad of figure in the wood with a nice honey color.It's been hunted with,and whoever had it before me shot it quite a bit.I think the reason he got rid of it is that he probibly thought it was "shot out".This is my conclusion at least since when I got it there was so much copper fauling I can't belive it would hit the broadside of a barn.
So,I cleaned the bore good and set it in the corner,and it's been there a couple years now.Never have gotten around to shooting it.
Now,if you wanted to trade off one of your nice #1s for it......... :D I have a fealing you don't want to part with that 375.Neither would I,espicaly if my wife gave it to me.
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