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Old 02-26-2012, 12:54 PM
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I really enjoy shooting the old cartridges. I don't know if its the nostalgia or what it is. I recently picked up a Win 94 in 32 Spl and took it out today after removing the rear sight and installing a Williams peep sight on it. I fired 3 sort of hurried shots at 25 yds to see how close I was. All 3 were in the bull (I must admit, I installed the peep first and lined up the peep with the rear and front sights before removing the rear sight). So I moved the target out to 50 yds and really beared down on the sights. The result was 2 shots in virtually the same hole and one just about 1/2 higher.
As I came home and was cleaning the rifle(s) I realized that my gun safe holds quite a bit of the oldies. I have a 30-30, the above 32, a bunch of .22 lrs, 30-06, 45-70, and even a 405 Win.
I do have a couple of the newer chamberings (7-08, 325 WSM, .223) but the old ones seem to hold a special charm and are still quite capable of filling the freezer. The problem arises around hunting season deciding on which rifle to take for deer or black bear.
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Old 02-26-2012, 01:14 PM
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I also have an affinity for the old cartidges. 7 X 57, 8 X 57, 6.5 X 55, 30/06 and my monicker, 8mm/06 isn't a terribly old wildcat, but was born of necessity when many surplus Mausers came home without a good supply of ammo. A simple ream / re-chambering and the Mauser then shot the same .323 ball from the /06 case.

I also enjoy shooting my older guns ... Moisin Nagant, Swede Model 94, 1928 made Savage 99 takedown in .300 Savage, 1923 produced Winchester Model 06 .22 pump. One of my older Swede's has a Obendorf 1899 date on it.

Nothing wrong with the new cartridges and equipment. Many great improvements. But the older stuff can still get the job done.
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Old 02-26-2012, 05:21 PM
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Originally Posted by bronko22000

I really enjoy shooting the old cartridges. I don't know if its the nostalgia or what it is. .....
Me, too bronko!

The newest rifle cartridge I've even owned was introduced in 1956!
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Old 02-26-2012, 06:03 PM
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a .405?!?!?!?
Dude.. you're gonna hurt yourself with that.. you need to put it in a box and send it to me...

srsly.. I LUVS me my .32-20's
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Old 02-26-2012, 06:08 PM
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They still work do they ?


Just like the guy with one gun.................he can shoot it !!!
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:29 AM
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I also have a Win 94 in .32 Spl. (1950's vintage). Got it from my Dad's estate. It's a blast to shoot and has very low recoil ... although my eyesight sucks so I put a Burris FastFire II on it. Sweet.

My latest "unusual" chambering is a .300 H&H in a Ruger 1S. It's the original super 30! A guy just can't have too many guns. LOL.
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:34 AM
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The last couple years have been great! I can now find ammo/brass in a reasonable price range for a lot of guns I had sitting in the closet. Some you could not even buy brass if you wanted to. .303 Savage, .22 Savage Hi-Power, 6.5 Carcano, 6.5 Arisaka, 7.7 Arisaka, 7.65 Mauser, and some people have others. In the last couple years I have shot deer with all of the above.
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Old 03-02-2012, 12:15 PM
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Originally Posted by bugsNbows
I also have a Win 94 in .32 Spl. (1950's vintage). Got it from my Dad's estate. It's a blast to shoot and has very low recoil ... LOL.
Yes my father passed on down to me his Model 64, identical to the 94 except with a longer barrel and pistol grip in 32 Win spl. For years it was my 'elk' rifle and to be honest it worked very well. Nowadays I gravitated to a bigger (not necessarily better) bolt rifle. The 32 WS is a fun gun to shoot and his is pretty accurate open its original buckhorn sites.
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Old 03-02-2012, 04:17 PM
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I've got an old pump .30 Remington that I inherited from my granddad. I believe it was manufactured around 1900. Grew up deer hunting with it. Went through a period when I couldn't find ammo, but now I've run across a few sources.
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Murdy
I've got an old pump .30 Remington that I inherited from my granddad. I believe it was manufactured around 1900. Grew up deer hunting with it. Went through a period when I couldn't find ammo, but now I've run across a few sources.
Remington 14 or 141 ?
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