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#13716155 - 04/05/19 Re: Hunting out west with a levergun [Re: Phoneman]  
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Rio7 told me his granddad wore out a 95 Winchester! 🤣

Thats a lot of huntin’ and shootin’!


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#13737435 - 04/13/19 Re: Hunting out west with a levergun [Re: Phoneman]  
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I have my grandfathers 95 in 30-06 made in 1922. He managed a sheep ranch near Lander and Tensleep Wy. Way back in the 20s and 30s I believe. It was carried many miles and according to my mother, was his main hunting rifle for most of his life. He carried it mostly in a saddle scabbard and it really shows the wear but it still shoots, and according to my uncle who passed it on to me, “it shoots a little high and right”. I shot it and verified that.
As an aside, I also have a photograph of my grandpa with a nice muledeer and the rifle taken in Wyoming in 1928. My cousin still has that deer mount on his wall about 30 miles from me.
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#13738119 - 04/13/19 Re: Hunting out west with a levergun [Re: Phoneman]  
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I've done 99% of my hunting with a traditional lever gun and have taken antelope with a .25-20, 25-35, .30-30, .45-70 and probably several other calibers if I counted the BLRs. Depending on the terrain, long shots at antelope are not usually necessary. Antelope, in my opinion, are the most fun of all North American big game animals to stalk. I have shot them as close as 30 feet, but 100 yard shots are not uncommon.

#13738121 - 04/13/19 Re: Hunting out west with a levergun [Re: Phoneman]  
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Sure! Normally I do hunt with my bolt action, scoped rifles. But... I've hunted successfully with a lever action Marlin, a traditional 50 cal muzzle loader and my 44 mag revolver.

Have only succeeded on small game with my bow, but I'm hoping for elk this coming year.

Yes, even "out west" a fellow can slip up close to game and take them at more modest ranges.

Regards, Guy

#13738727 - 04/13/19 Re: Hunting out west with a levergun [Re: Cascade]  
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#13740085 - 04/14/19 Re: Hunting out west with a levergun [Re: Phoneman]  
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Fireball2, that's a mighty purty Savage.

Thanks for sharing the photos!

Guy

#13740744 - 04/14/19 Re: Hunting out west with a levergun [Re: Phoneman]  
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Good stories here! Thanks for sharing them!!!


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#13742139 - 04/14/19 Re: Hunting out west with a levergun [Re: Cascade]  
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Originally Posted by Cascade
Fireball2, that's a mighty purty Savage.

Thanks for sharing the photos!

Guy


Fun stuff huh Guy? Hey you bear hunting yet? Went out this evening and checked trail cameras, got two cougars but no bears. Too early here by a couple weeks I'd guess. I think you hunt a little lower where you're at.


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#13743485 - 04/15/19 Re: Hunting out west with a levergun [Re: Phoneman]  
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#13746066 - 04/16/19 Re: Hunting out west with a levergun [Re: Fireball2]  
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Originally Posted by Fireball2
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Fireball2, that's a mighty purty Savage.

Thanks for sharing the photos!

Guy


Fun stuff huh Guy? Hey you bear hunting yet? Went out this evening and checked trail cameras, got two cougars but no bears. Too early here by a couple weeks I'd guess. I think you hunt a little lower where you're at.


I'll have to wait for our fall bear season. The spring season is draw only.

But "fall" bear starts August 1st. smile

Guy

Bravo

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