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#7028288 - 11/01/12 Opinions of the 2010-2011 Winchester (Miroku) 1895 remakes?
mtech Offline
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How good are the latest batch of Win 1895 remakes? Thinking of getting one in .30-06 or maybe .405 Win. How's the function and accuracy? Thanks!

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#7028404 - 11/01/12 Re: Opinions of the 2010-2011 Winchester (Miroku) 1895 remakes? [Re: mtech]
arkypete Offline
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Registered: 08/13/03
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Loc: Richmond, Virginia
Mtech

I've had mine for five years. I had to have the 405 because I like large bullets.
I have no complaints about the rifle, other then there's so little reloading data out there. And the sights right and truely suck.

Jim
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#7030739 - 11/01/12 Re: Opinions of the 2010-2011 Winchester (Miroku) 1895 remakes? [Re: arkypete]
mtech Offline
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Sounds good. Thanks for your opinion Jim. I may be getting a nice 1980's made Browning-labeled 1895 in .30-06 instead of a brand new one. Of course it's made by Miroku too, so it should be excellent as well.

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#7031102 - 11/02/12 Re: Opinions of the 2010-2011 Winchester (Miroku) 1895 remakes? [Re: mtech]
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My vote would be with the Browning.
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#7034454 - 11/02/12 Re: Opinions of the 2010-2011 Winchester (Miroku) 1895 remakes? [Re: ctw]
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Registered: 04/14/12
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Loc: Ex New Yorker living in MO
I have been shooting my Browning 1886 Sadle Ring Carbine for over ten years. Miroku makes a good product.

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#7034818 - 11/03/12 Re: Opinions of the 2010-2011 Winchester (Miroku) 1895 remakes? [Re: IMR4350]
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Loc: Republic of Texas
Mtech,
The Miroku 1895 is a very good choice, whether Browning or Winchester suits you. The .405 is fun to shoot and does kill big game:

WRT load data, it is not the most common, but there is a lot out there if you search for it. I load the jacketed 210, 300, and 400 grain bullets with very satisfactory results. Used the 400 grain Woodleighs on the beastie above.
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#7037654 - 11/04/12 Re: Opinions of the 2010-2011 Winchester (Miroku) 1895 remakes? [Re: crshelton]
mtech Offline
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Great pic! Looks like your "Big Medicine" did the job! I think I'm going to go .30-06 though, since I'm stocked up on .30-06 components and ammo.

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#7037700 - 11/04/12 Re: Opinions of the 2010-2011 Winchester (Miroku) 1895 remakes? [Re: mtech]
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You won't be disappointed.

I bought my 405 WCF in 2006 @ a very reasonable price without hesitation after my experience with my 1886 ELW in 45-70.

While some of my "friends" refered to them as "Japchesters" they are well made rifles with excellent fit and finish, I've had no issues with the safeties that seemed to despised on the various forums and they are accurate to boot.

The only changes I've made to my 405 is adding a recoil pad and XS sights both fore and aft.

I use H4895 with 300gr. Hornady and 300gr. Kodiak Bonded; I've yet to work up a load for the 330gr. Kodiak Bonded.

YMMV
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#7045651 - 11/06/12 Re: Opinions of the 2010-2011 Winchester (Miroku) 1895 remakes? [Re: StarchedCover]
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Loc: Caldwell Idaho
Originally Posted By: StarchedCover
You won't be disappointed.

I bought my 405 WCF in 2006 @ a very reasonable price without hesitation after my experience with my 1886 ELW in 45-70.

While some of my "friends" refered to them as "Japchesters" they are well made rifles with excellent fit and finish, I've had no issues with the safeties that seemed to despised on the various forums and they are accurate to boot.

The only changes I've made to my 405 is adding a recoil pad and XS sights both fore and aft.

I use H4895 with 300gr. Hornady and 300gr. Kodiak Bonded; I've yet to work up a load for the 330gr. Kodiak Bonded.

YMMV


I agree, they are fine rifles, very well made and accurate. Mine has the tang safety which works perfectly. It makes loading and unloading much safer. I like the safety.

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#7047535 - 11/06/12 Re: Opinions of the 2010-2011 Winchester (Miroku) 1895 remakes? [Re: mtech]
arkypete Offline
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Loc: Richmond, Virginia
Originally Posted By: mtech
Sounds good. Thanks for your opinion Jim. I may be getting a nice 1980's made Browning-labeled 1895 in .30-06 instead of a brand new one. Of course it's made by Miroku too, so it should be excellent as well.


I have one of the Browning 1895s in 30-06.
I bought it originally to convert into a 375 Whelen and changed my mind. I use it as a cast bullet gun exclusively.
I've found that a 208 grain bore riding bullet from a mold made by Mountain Molds is very accurate and thumps the steel gongs out at 200 yards like Thor's hammer.

Jim
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#7076852 - 11/15/12 Re: Opinions of the 2010-2011 Winchester (Miroku) 1895 remakes? [Re: arkypete]
North61 Offline
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Registered: 03/12/05
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Loc: Yukon, Canada
I have a (japanese) Winchester in 405 Win. Needed to re-bed the fore-end and have a Williams Peep installed. Excellent accuracy with RL7 and Benchmark. Very nicely made.

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#7080633 - 11/16/12 Re: Opinions of the 2010-2011 Winchester (Miroku) 1895 remakes? [Re: North61]
SLDUCK Offline
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Registered: 02/05/06
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I have a Browning 95 re bored to 35 whelen 1-10 twist. shoots good with everything I shot through it.

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