Discussion in 'Long guns and Handguns' started by mulescj8, May 13, 2018.
Then there’s a 4th load-
Jim uses that load when he's hunting elephants, rhinos, or M-1 tanks...
One year , one of the guys ask me to make up the hottest 45-70 round I could, he wanted to try it .
So I made up 10 rounds , that were as hot as you dare to go.
Well I can't recall if he didn't come , or just chickened out.
I know the Ruger #1 would take them with no problem, but didn't know if anybody's shoulder could.
So another guy and I took the Ruger to the 100 yard range, strapped it down in a lead sled, tied a spring to the trigger, backed off 10 or 15 feet and let her rip. Well the sled , gun and all , almost jumped off the bench.
So being the gun nuts we are, we sorta said "if you will I will"....
We did...me first, near bout broke my shoulder....but I acted like it was nothing, so he took his turn..I think I saw the tears ...we only shot one each. I still have 7 of those for anybody that spouts off about being macho.
I'll give 'er a go, Jim!
Wonder how many pillows I can put between the butt and my shoulder, and still be able to reach the trigger?
I've always enjoyed to the fullest ...watching others shoot my guns.
Just holler , next time your in my necka the woods.
We'll do it.
Back when I was gunsmithing and had to shoot hard kicking guns I usually just tossed a padded gun case over my shoulder to pad me. It worked great and cost nothing.
Padded gun case, hell...for Jim's loads you'd want to put a padded gun SAFE between your shoulder and the gun!
It would probably still hurt...
If this is what Jim does to his friends...
My grandson learned that trick after about 10 hot rounds of 45-70.
I'm really not a gluttin for pain, I usually stand and fall back with it very tight against the shoulder,
I do bruise easy also.
As I tell my wife , nothing like the smell of powder burning and the feel of a mighty gun against your shoulder.
She just says " your Krazy ".
I have shot very heavy loads in a Ruger #1 in 45-70. Also I have shot a #1 in 458 Win. You can tell when they go off
Through the years I have shot literately countless guns including many .45 caliber on up to .60 caliber. They were all made to be shot. Once I shot an original 45/70 trapdoor carbine with 500 grain loads. That thing really kicked with the light gun and heavy loads.
Y'all can keep them. Nothing against the big guns, but my I prefer to keep my shoulder in working condition. A .308 in a regular Sporter rifle is pretty much my upper limit and I prefer to stay smaller than that.
My most fun times are spent on the range with 2 or 3 good .22 rifles and a bunch of reactive targets.
Once in a while a good old shoulder cannon is a shot in the arm (pun intended) also.
Amen sometimes you just need a good thumping to keep you straight and let you know your alive!
Scored today! I just picked this H&R up in .308 Win with Real Tree Camo stock. Has been shot very little and even the cheap scope is scratch free.
Nice. You're killing me. I am trying not to buy any more guns. But now I keep looking at single shot rifles!
Me too! Problem is I keep finding these little gems and can’t help but pull the trigger on them
Go wild Mule...
That's a neat one, I woulda grabbed it also.
Seems like single shots make me take my time, slow me down , and shoot better.
Thank you Jim. I just watched one of these with a black stock and a tasco scope sell for $360.00 on gun broker last month and it wasn’t in as good shape as this one. People are paying $$$ for these things so if I can find a few here and there for good money I will try to pick them up.
I like these little H&R/NEF Rifles most of them have semi heavy or bull barrels on them. They are getting harder to find but once in awhile you will run across a few new ones. I bought a NEF .17 HMR Bull-barrel new in the box last month. Still had the tags hanging on it. I don’t go through near as much ammunition with one of these if I run to the range for a few hours. They make great starter rifles for kids to young teens to get into hunting or target shooting, safe simple operation and they have a great trigger on them. Throw a decent scope like a Nikon, Vortex or even some of the older Tasco’s and you can have a tack driver for $250-$500 bucks. What’s not to like about that?
Tinkering around today, dug through some of my take off boxes and found a camo sling that I took off something a few years ago.
Last week I found a Thompson Center 4-12x40 camo scope that I think was a take off or a return off one of the TC predator model rifles , essentially brand new still in the box with all the paperwork and wrench had just been opened, decent score for $59.00. Not an exact match but close enough for me. I think it looks decent.
Got the Nikon mounted up on the .270 Handi Rifle today also. Now just have to bore sight everything and get to the range to get the scopes zeroed.
Found some fairly cheap .270 and. .308 FMJ to get them zeroed and I may run some of my Hornady hunting ammo to fine tune them.
Ok, I said no more this year BUT......... I won a Thompson Center Compass .300 win mag in an auction yesterday. It’s new in the box, let’s just say I had the winning bid and it was about $100 below retail. I don’t need another snot knocker .300 win mag. So today I called a buddy that has a gun shop and worked out a trade with him that will make him some good money and I actually made money on the trade so it was a win win for both of us.
I traded for a CVA Hunter in 6.5 Creedmoor, some may say I got the short end of the trade but trust me I didn’t. If I get another .300 win mag it will be a Ruger or Howa and it will be a heavy barrel. I wanted this 6.5 mainly for a rifle that my wife can shoot that won’t jar her teeth. I don’t trade around unless it’s either something I really want or I’m making money and in this case I did both! I’ve got a pretty nice scope to top this one off also.
Barrel is also threaded on this one and I will be adding a muzzle brake on it also to help tame it for my wife.
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