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Re: Your Big bores... [Re: comerade] #14461192 01/12/20
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Know a fella with a 8 bore SxS. It shot quite well, but he learned a painful lesson one day: don't cock both hammers before shooting. It was several weeks before he had full range of motion in his right shoulder...the rifle landed in soft sand about 15' behind him w/o damage.


I am..........disturbed.

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Re: Your Big bores... [Re: DigitalDan] #14461989 01/13/20
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Originally Posted by DigitalDan
Know a fella with a 8 bore SxS. It shot quite well, but he learned a painful lesson one day: don't cock both hammers before shooting. It was several weeks before he had full range of motion in his right shoulder...the rifle landed in soft sand about 15' behind him w/o damage.


LOL Damn, especially if he had that thing loaded with 10-12 drams black powder DD, ho lee shlt!


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Re: Your Big bores... [Re: comerade] #14464544 01/13/20
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Only "big bores" I own, by definition of diameter are a .45-70 and a .444 Marlin.

I have a .375 Weatherby, which I think, is a medium that THINKS it's a big bore.

Also have a Model 70 Classic in .300 Roy awaiting its transformation into a .470 Capstick………….just in case I ever find myself in jackrabbit country...…...


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Re: Your Big bores... [Re: Yoder409] #14464709 01/13/20
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Originally Posted by Yoder409
Only "big bores" I own, by definition of diameter are a .45-70 and a .444 Marlin.

I have a .375 Weatherby, which I think, is a medium that THINKS it's a big bore.

Also have a Model 70 Classic in .300 Roy awaiting its transformation into a .470 Capstick………….just in case I ever find myself in jackrabbit country...…...

Squirrels are pretty vicious...or so I've heard.

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Re: Your Big bores... [Re: comerade] #14464743 01/13/20
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I've turned bac a couple groundhog charges with the .375 Roy......……

Haven't faced a squirrel in the long grass with it yet.


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That .470 Capstick will work on charging squirrels. wink


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Re: Your Big bores... [Re: comerade] #14465722 01/14/20
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Ruger #1 Tropical in .416 Rigby
A couple or three .45/70s.
Martini-Henry 577/450.
One “medium” bore - winchester model 70 in .375 H&H.

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Re: Your Big bores... [Re: irfubar] #14467332 01/14/20
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Originally Posted by irfubar
458 win mag.....






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What kind of hound is that ?

Re: Your Big bores... [Re: comerade] #14467444 01/14/20
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I'm sure Irfubar will tell you but I'll chime in and say it's an American Akita, the American version of the Japanese Akita. Akita's are the most loyal of all dog breeds.

They can also be he most cat-like, willful, and stubborn but it's the only breed I will always have.

Re: Your Big bores... [Re: elkhunternm] #14467449 01/14/20
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Originally Posted by elkhunternm
That .470 Capstick will work on charging squirrels. wink


I reckon it might..........with solids.....


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Re: Your Big bores... [Re: comerade] #14467605 01/14/20
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I like leverguns. The 45/70, 450 Marlin. They send 'em fast or slow, flat reciever slips on and out of a saddle scabbard. Shoots a rainbow....just follow the trajectory for your pot of gold. The .450 Marlin is underrated =
458×2. It would be nice in an expensive European double.


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Re: Your Big bores... [Re: Yoder409] #14467996 01/14/20
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Originally Posted by Yoder409
Originally Posted by elkhunternm
That .470 Capstick will work on charging squirrels. wink


I reckon it might..........with solids.....

Brain shot is the only way to stop a charging squirrel....or take away its credit card.


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Re: Your Big bores... [Re: elkhunternm] #14468123 01/14/20
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That .470 Capstick will work on charging squirrels. wink


I reckon it might..........with solids.....

Brain shot is the only way to stop a charging squirrel....or take away its credit card.


What if you shoot him in the nuts ??? 😂😂😂


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Re: Your Big bores... [Re: comerade] #14468160 01/14/20
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375H&H
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45/70

Used to shoot groundhogs with my BRNO 602 in 375H&H using Hornady 220gr FP's at 2700fps.

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Re: Your Big bores... [Re: comerade] #14468347 01/14/20
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350 Legend!

And 458 Lott to stop a charge

Re: Your Big bores... [Re: comerade] #14469235 01/15/20
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Here is a teaser, I need to resize another image or two.

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Re: Your Big bores... [Re: comerade] #14471535 01/15/20
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Is that a 4 bore fourbore?

Re: Your Big bores... [Re: mauserand9mm] #14472112 01/16/20
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Most likely, I damn near bought a 4 bore double rifle from fourbore a couple years ago. shocked grin


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Re: Your Big bores... [Re: comerade] #14472674 01/16/20
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I am afraid this will be a disappointment. This is a 6 bore offered by Dixie Gun Works back around 1970. it had a full lenght stock with military like bands. I cut the stock down. I also converted it from flint lock to percussion. I dont know what load I used, but; the first shot knocked me off my feet and flat on my back. I guess at 150 pounds and 6 foot, I went over pretty easy. I gained a lot of body mass and find 200 grain loads with round balls reasonable. I think in the field probably 300 grains more effective at both ends. Pics from the 1971 catalog. The gun was sold without sights. I made up sights for it. I had not fired this in many decades. I took it out a few weeks ago to get re-acquainted. Dixie sold a round ball mold, which I got.

Edit: I think Gunner may have me mixed up with a seller/collector down in Conn.

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Re: Your Big bores... [Re: irfubar] #14473226 01/16/20
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Originally Posted by irfubar
458 win mag.....






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Both dog and rifle have a very business-like attitude about them.

Nice!

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