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Re: Old school, effective “junk.” [Re: brinky72] #15010238 06/30/20
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I've killed a couple truck loads of deer and other game with an iron sighted pre 64 model 94 .30-30 and an old JC Higgins 16 gauge side by side. That said I don't think it matters so much when a gun was made that makes it "old school" as what it is. For instance, I personally think a modern repro of a '73 Winchester is more "old school" than a scoped, walnut stocked Remington 700, regardless of date of manufacture.


Re: Old school, effective “junk.” [Re: brinky72] #15010343 06/30/20
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My old gun is a Winchester Model 94 made in 1940 in 32 special. Going to take it out into the deer woods again this year.


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Re: Old school, effective “junk.” [Re: brinky72] #15010345 06/30/20
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Yes I'd agree with blackheart. Old school means the approximate era of the design of the gun.
Old just means old.

In my safe I have one gun I put together from an action made in 1900 A Lee Speed copy. Here it is before I did any finish work on it
[Linked Image from live.staticflickr.com]OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA by Steve Zihn, on [bleep]

I also have 2 flintlocks one of which is of a style made in about 1755 but I made the gun in 1995. here is what that one looks like.
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The flintlock is of an older "school" even though it's 95 years younger then the action of the 303. But the action of the 303 is way older.

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Re: Old school, effective “junk.” [Re: brinky72] #15010368 06/30/20
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I guess most of my choices in rifles would be considered Old School to some. For the deer and black bear hunting that I do, one of my Winchester model 94’s with a peep would handle most of it well.

I love the way they handle, and simplicity is a joy.

Re: Old school, effective “junk.” [Re: brinky72] #15010392 06/30/20
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How about an 'old school' hunt with a modern replica of an old rifle, cast bullets and black powder? One of my more memorable hunts - spent half a day trying to get close enough for the shot...

Walking up to a blood puddle and legs in the air after the smoke cleared

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Re: Old school, effective “junk.” [Re: DollarShort] #15010596 06/30/20
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Originally Posted by DollarShort
Sounds like a great all purpose rifle. But I just can't do the see through rings.



Nothing I hate more than those rings......Well maybe Glocks but......


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Re: Old school, effective “junk.” [Re: JGray] #15011613 06/30/20
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Originally Posted by JGray
How about an 'old school' hunt with a modern replica of an old rifle, cast bullets and black powder? One of my more memorable hunts - spent half a day trying to get close enough for the shot...

Walking up to a blood puddle and legs in the air after the smoke cleared

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Shot placement

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Effective junk (45-70 Ballard #4 Perfection, Cody WY)

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Today

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That’s awesome!

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Re: Old school, effective “junk.” [Re: brinky72] #15011727 06/30/20
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I did a lot of my early deer hunting with Winchester M94 and cast bullets. A saddle ring carbine made in 1911 based on the serial number. I guess that was about as old school as one could get. I still take it to the range once in a while and enjoy shooting it with cast bullets.

Most of my hunting now is usually done with something based on the 1898 Mauser. After, even if it was made yesterday the design is still from 1898. Current toys are an FN Mauser custom in 7x57 built to simulate one of the pre-war German sporters and is still a work in progress to some degree. I'm thinking of going with a double set trigger to finish it off although it works just fine with the Timney trigger it now has.

The other is an Oberndorf Mauser .35 Whelen that has "Big Red" 1935 engraved on the floor plate. Dunno if that was to commemorate someone or if that was when the rifle was built. Nice classic stock with the forearm tip and grip cap in elephant ivory.

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Re: Old school, effective “junk.” [Re: brinky72] #15018162 Yesterday at 07:38 AM
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Stevens .22 (single shot) Stevens 20ga ( single shot) sold to buy a Stevens 12 ga "3 inch ( single shot kicker from hell!) Was given an H&R Topper 30-30, another kicker. Traded it for a JC Higgens 16ga double with the nylon swirly stocks ( it would not pattern buckshot, but with #6s it would peel a squirrel out of a 90ft pine!) I bought a Model 11-48 as my first auto in 1967...it kicked sooo bad. But I wanted a rifle! I traded a saddle for a Universal M1 Carbine jammomatic. POC. Traded it for a different saddle. I was given a pristine issued Model 1917 30-06 with its military irons that shot the WW 180 Silvertips 17" high. I had no way to adjust the sights. (Later had it sporterized and set in an old Bishop wood stock) But it shot the bandolier of 180 Armor Piercers my uncle gave with it spot on at 50 yds. Killed turtles/trash but no deer hunting with it. I finally bought a Mod 94 Classic Carbine 30-30 with beautiful wood/blue as my first "really nice CF". My friends "fought" surplus enfields, "eyetalain Carcanos", Mod 95/96 (never saw a Mod 98) Mausers, we were all poor. A Browning Auto Five in 3" Magnum 12ga, 30-32" Full Choke was considered the Ne Plus Ultra for running deer with dogs. (only saw 2) Only people with money had the Sears knockoffs and Mod 94 Winchesters. Same with Mod 742s. Single shot shotguns, from .410 (squirrels/rabbits) to 12ga magnum were cheap, sturdy and worked...on everything in East Tx. You just had to hunt them were the shots would be in range. You could "ring a shell" of squirrel shot and kill the biggest wild Brahma Bull with it! I saw only one Mod 340 Western Field knockoff of the Savage. But everyone "knew" you needed a levergun or semi auto if "you were a real deer hunter"! ha So, I do not care "at all" for these new "Bargain" rifles made from stampings/plastic, etc. I don't care it they shoot well or not, I don't trust them to hold together ( seen more than one Savage M110 bolt fall apart)

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Re: Old school, effective “junk.” [Re: brinky72] #15018274 Yesterday at 08:19 AM
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Since 1973 every head of big game I have ever harvested has been taken with 1950's vintage Winchester M/70's. Last season it was my 1953 vintage .30-06 FW that did the honors. Prior to the M/70's it was a pre'64 M/88 .308, took my biggest buck ever with that rifle. For many seasons I wore traditional Woolrich parka and pants and L.L. Bean boots.

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