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Old 11-25-2013, 07:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Whatcha got for sale? No magnums please.
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go old school and get a Marlin 336 from the 60's...then put either a peep or a real low power scope on it....of course chambered in 30-30 win. if you want a rifle that is a classic and will kill both deer and bear without ruining meat and is nice to look at and handle...this is it. plus, the range restrictions force a person to take shots at responsible distances. I have one, I love it and of the half dozen deer and antelope I have killed, I have never shot one beyond 175 yards. well within the mpbr of this round.
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Apply for a Curio and Relic licence with the BATF. Almost anything over fifty years applies and you can have it shipped to your address. Gunbroker.com.
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Apply for a Curio and Relic licence with the BATF. Almost anything over fifty years applies and you can have it shipped to your address. Gunbroker.com.
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I've had an 03 and for 8 years I held an 01. Finally decided I didn't enjoy going "ok in trade for this paper that lets me buy guns, I say it's ok for the ATF to knock on my door anytime they please".

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I have a sporterized British .303 with peep sights that go out to 300 yards and 600 yards with a 10-round magazine and 80 rounds of Remington Core-Lokt ammo. Also have a scope mounting kit just in case the peep sights don't do it for you. This rifle has taken deer, bear and moose back in Maine.
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go old school and get a Marlin 336 from the 60's...then put either a peep or a real low power scope on it....of course chambered in 30-30 win. if you want a rifle that is a classic and will kill both deer and bear without ruining meat and is nice to look at and handle...this is it. plus, the range restrictions force a person to take shots at responsible distances. I have one, I love it and of the half dozen deer and antelope I have killed, I have never shot one beyond 175 yards. well within the mpbr of this round.

I'll give you a little history. I never talk about it here, because this is a fishing forum.

I've hunted for elk and mule deer for 62 years. When I was 10 years old my dad gave me a Winchester 94 in 30-30 for Christmas. I've hunted deer and elk with it ever since. My dad passed away in 85, and i've hunted alone ever since in his honor.

I've worn out that gun, ans passed it on to a young relative to get his feet wet in hunting. I actually, had an ad here asking for a Marlin 30-30. It got no response, so this time I just left it open, but i'll be picky what I respond to.

I thought next year to be different i'd add a bear hunt, because the hunt is the whole month of Sept, and it's an easy tag to get. I figured it's a good way to spend Sept.

My hunting style is still hunting the timber. It's how my dad taught me to hunt when I first started, and I enjoy it so much that I never changed to any other method. I never use a scope.

So, what you suggested is what I do. Good call.

I also hunt the muzzleloader season with a flintlock. Can't get much more old school than that.

I even fly fish with bamboo.
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Thanks anyway guys. I'm going to stick to a muzzleloader for all seasons.

Blowing big clouds of smoke is addicting.
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Thanks anyway guys. I'm going to stick to a muzzleloader for all seasons.

Blowing big clouds of smoke is addicting.

Muzzeloaders are fun for sure.

Gawd Pete your old school, wooden fly rods and smoke poles!!
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They match my old ass body.
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They match my old ass body.
Nothing wrong with old school and you seem pretty darned feisty to me.
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