Skip to comments.Montanans Insist on Gun Rights
Posted on 02/25/2008 3:21:43 PM PST by kellynla
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Not that there’s anything wrong with .22LRs.
There’s got to be hundreds of thousands of those around.
Dang, that guy could shoot!
The Scope base (home made)......
And the stocks for yer old enfield.......
I have done this stuff to a number of the enfields.....my favorite truck gun is an old Gibbs rifle Company Bulldog cut down of the enfield I converted too the 54R round.
Nice cheap reliable rifles......
Stay safe !
Self reamed chambers, fire formed brass adn angle iron scope mounts: you gotta love it, backyard smithing!
You got that right. And they silence real nice.
Yep.......all on a 70$ surplus rifle using a cheap tasco 6-18X 40$ scope. I went whole hog and got an ATI sporter stock and then after careful masking had the entire rig coated with truck bed-liner from Line-X Inc !
it’ll weather realllllll good !..........;o)
Kind of reminds me of the fictional $150 Nagant rig I hypothosized could shoot traitors at 500 yards.
Truck bed liner, you mean that Rhino liner stuff? I never thought of using it on guns. South Africans pioneered its use in the beds of giant open pit mine dump trucks. If it’ll stand up to that, I reckon guns should be an easy day.
Yep ....the key IMO is that line-x is finer that Rhino bed liner which is pretty aggressive grit per se. Kinda like 50 grit sandpaper vs 500 grit paper.
I have a few older surplus rifles that were of no collector value at all......I elected to “make” em good general purpose working guns. I gave a couple to ranchers and local farmers for hunting rights. Good trade !.....LOL !
When someone pulls out their 5k sniper rig with 3k worth of optics I pull one of those old sleepers out from under the seat of the truck , clean off the scope with my T-Shirt and shoot with em.......:o)
All fun !
I’d love to see that! No rifle case, just drag it out, trailing jumper cables and McDonald’s trash. Then out shoot their 5K rigs!
Then you'd be wrong- At least in the Rockies and the Missouri Breaks. There is hardly a house that doesn't have multiple guns... 7mm, 30.06, 30-30, 308 are a dime a dozen. 12 ga, 20ga shotguns are everywhere, pistols run toward .357mag, .45, and 9mm, and are plentiful.
Kids learn to shoot dang near before they learn to read, and usually bag a deer before entering junior high school. You'd be hard pressed to find a kid that hasn't gone plinkin' gophers, and every pickup has gun racks.
Guns aren't just keepsakes here-abouts, they're a way of life.
Hardly a week went by that we didn't have Mosin-Nagants, Mausers, or Enfields on sale, sometimes as cheap as $20. While a number of these rifles were in need of some serious refurbishment, there were quite a few that looked to be in excellent shape.
I bought several of these rifles during the year I worked there, but looking back, I wish I'd picked up more while I was at it.
Hindsight is always twenty-twenty.
I try , yet not always successful.......:o)
There are hunters here that will shoot their deer, put the rifle behind the seat of the truck with the empty brass still in the chamber and then next season pull out the rifle , use a mallet too open the bolt and chamber a fresh round and go get their deer for that season and put the rifle back in same condition........it’s no less than a tire iron too them . A simple tool that does a simple job ..........:o)
You ain’t kidding about hindsight. Too bad we don’t get “do-overs.”
I’ve known a couple of those one-round-per-year deer hunters. Sighting in is just for new rifles and scopes, one time.
We placed first and second on a 80 round match. Shut them up quick.
M1A's with iron sights, both.
Must have good eyes!
I did break down and built a heavy barral .308 with mauser 98 action, topped with a leopold tactical and custom Mcmillan stock for a treat to myself. I shoot it more and more now. Still trying to master the mil dots. :-))
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