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I took a Browning BPCR apart and the warning is well deserved.

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Ha, I did it twice...the first time and the last time!

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Just picked up mine a few weeks back....have a Burris 3- 9 Compact mounted in high color case hardened rings from VGS.....was concerned about cheek weld and how hard it is to access the hammer, but neither are an issue.....I also put on a Galco butt cuff that holds 5 rounds.....very pleased with the whole package.

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Originally Posted by mattbowers01
Just picked up mine a few weeks back....have a Burris 3- 9 Compact mounted in high color case hardened rings from VGS.....was concerned about cheek weld and how hard it is to access the hammer, but neither are an issue.....I also put on a Galco butt cuff that holds 5 rounds.....very pleased with the whole package.

Why the high rings?


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Originally Posted by EdM
Originally Posted by mattbowers01
Just picked up mine a few weeks back....have a Burris 3- 9 Compact mounted in high color case hardened rings from VGS.....was concerned about cheek weld and how hard it is to access the hammer, but neither are an issue.....I also put on a Galco butt cuff that holds 5 rounds.....very pleased with the whole package.

Why the high rings?
If the scope is mounted too low, it is difficult to get your thumb on the hammer.

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"I have never seen a 100% original Winchester Highwall chambered for a rimless cartridge."

I have at the range. Rifle was chambered to the .35 Whelen. Very nice job and it extracted very nicely. It wasn't a problem for me when I shot the rifle. Recoil was noticeable but tolerable. Steel buttplate.
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On the Courtney rifle, I'd read somewhere just before it was to be released to the public that you were to have the choice of .303 British or (GASP!) 7x57 Mauser. I wonder why they dropped the 7x57 round? It too was a traditional African cartridge. I'd have snapped up the first on I saw in 7x57. Bell used both the .303 Brit and 7x57 for elephants, and 800+ of the elephants were with the 7x57. He used the .303 and a 400 something on the 300 some odd elephants he killed. In 1948, Bell opined that the .308 Win. shooting 200 or 220 gr. bullets at about 2300 FPS would be an excellent rifle/cartridge combo for elephant. That article was in the American Rifleman BTW.
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Originally Posted by PJGunner
In 1948, Bell opined that the .308 Win. shooting 200 or 220 gr. bullets at about 2300 FPS would be an excellent rifle/cartridge combo for elephant. That article was in the American Rifleman BTW.
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I credit Bell with a hell of a lot, but recommending a rifle in 1948 that didn't didn't come out till 1952 is really a case of " forward thinking".


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Originally Posted by PJGunner
In 1948, Bell opined that the .308 Win. shooting 200 or 220 gr. bullets at about 2300 FPS would be an excellent rifle/cartridge combo for elephant. That article was in the American Rifleman BTW.
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I credit Bell with a hell of a lot, but recommending a rifle in 1948 that didn't didn't come out till 1952 is really a case of " forward thinking".

I believe he was commenting on the T65 case rather than the actual .308. Apparently he'd seen or actually had samples on hand. Just quoting what the article said. I'm not going to dig through 12 months of 1948 and 1952 issues of the Rifleman to find when he made the comments.
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Nice looking rifle.


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Bell's comment on the 308, December, 1954,

in the 30-06 paragraph

https://postimg.cc/XrZ5XDLb

and here

https://postimg.cc/BL9psPr2

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Yes, I bought one not long after they were available.

I had always lusted after a Farquharson in 303 but never could get over the "mortgage the house to buy one".

The Uberti came along and I thought it was close enough for my pocketbook.

Over the time that I purchased it I ended up having hip replacement which put a crimp on my range time. So far, it's been fun but not found to be a tack driver, at least not yet. With the dearth of primers I've not been able to do the load development with different primer manufacturers. I still have lots of loads to check and hope springs eternal.

As to fit and finish. As good as you would expect. Wood match to metal is good, finish excellent, action tight but smooth, a good trigger. If you are a rifle crank and like to muss with old and obsolete calibers, a good way to spend your time.

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