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Old 01-11-2014, 02:45 PM
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I own two of them. The first range trip was an eye opener. It was summer time, so T shirts were the dress of the day. And I tried to shoulder it like any normal rifle. Well I felt the recoil. But I found slipping it just off the main shoulder joint to the upper arm, it balanced out the rifle and recoil was almost no existent. Of course, I was not shooting heavy loads at the time.
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Old 01-11-2014, 02:53 PM
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Nice jammies.
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Old 01-11-2014, 03:34 PM
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Nice jammies.

Aren't you glad I put them on?????
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Old 01-11-2014, 08:42 PM
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nchawkeye,

Maybe it's me or one of those weird tricks your mind plays on you at times, but the rifle you're holding in the "selfie" clearly looks like a left hand rifle. In your next post when you show the rifle by itself, it is definitely a right hand rifle...???? Anyone else see it that way?

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Old 01-12-2014, 05:29 AM
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The first pic is taken in a mirror...
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Old 01-12-2014, 07:04 AM
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Originally Posted by nchawkeye View Post
The first pic is taken in a mirror...
DUUUHHH!!...You'd think I would have thought of that. Maybe senility is setting in after all!

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Old 01-12-2014, 07:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Blackpowdersmoke View Post
Eeeeasy now rafsob...you'll be accused of being negative and called a grumpy old man! But don't fret it because THIS grumpy old man totally agrees with you!

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Sorry Coach, I'll do better next time!!!
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Old 01-12-2014, 07:41 AM
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Originally Posted by nchawkeye View Post
Well, I have shot this rifle since 1977, never have come close to dislocating my arm!!!
This is the best I could do for a picture, talk about a selfie!!!

This is where I put the butt plate when shooting...



Hey Hawkeye, nice jammies!!!!!

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Old 01-12-2014, 07:46 AM
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Why did i buy it? Well,because of the rep of Lyman BP guns and i have a couple of the Deerstalkers. I wanted a longer barreled gun. I never figured the stock would and issue. If i were alot younger i would cope with it!
Hey pal, not trying to bust your… These stock designs are different, but if mounted in a proper firing position they do shoot comfortably. I have a GPR flinter and love it. But I do admit, I have to remember to mount it in the proper way. They do take some time getting used to and I do prefer the shotgun buttstock myself. They come up faster and more comfortably.

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Old 01-13-2014, 01:33 AM
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I can see what you mean, my shoulder just barely wedges in. I would like to add that though I am a renegade fan it takes a whole lot more working with patch, powder and ball to get a super accurate load in one with that 1-48 compromise twist and shallow rifling. To get them to shoot under an inch they aren't easy to load anymore with a tight ball and patch.
It's harder to find green mountain barrels these days in a slow twist. You can make one for about $250 (not including dove tail jigs) or have one made off a barrel blank for about $350 or send a 50 cal to Bobby Hoyt and have him rebore it to 54, 58 or 62 with a slow twist for $100. Personally I wouldn't worry about resale though. They are fine rifles. Right now you don't like it so it has no value besides how much it's worth. If you do like it then that might change and you may not want to get rid of it.
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