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What firearms are hard to resist?
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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 6:38 pm    Post subject: Re: What firearms are hard to resist? Reply with quote

Any accurate rifle! Sorry guys, had to put my two cents in.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:32 pm    Post subject: Re: What firearms are hard to resist? Reply with quote

OldSchoolRanger wrote:
Any accurate rifle! Sorry guys, had to put my two cents in.

Here I go reading through all posts on page 1 only to find the 1st post on
page 2 says just about what I was going to say! Beat me to it! Bonk

To me, if it isn't accurate, it's just noise. The only other prerequisite is WOOD!
If it wears tupperware, and I decide to buy it, Boyd's gets another order! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:19 pm    Post subject: Re: What firearms are hard to resist? Reply with quote

Turns out that old guns are getting harder to resist for me... In the last few months I've picked up a Colt 1917 (made in 1919) and a Colt 1903 (made in 1909). My soon-to-be-son-in-law is finding these at auctions and reselling them. Luckily I get the "father-in-law discount".

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:01 pm    Post subject: Re: What firearms are hard to resist? Reply with quote

OldSchoolRanger wrote:
Any accurate rifle! Sorry guys, had to put my two cents in.

After a few decades of shooting, I found that most well made and well taken cared of guns are more accurate that I am, so this point is a moot IMHO.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:53 pm    Post subject: Re: What firearms are hard to resist? Reply with quote

DannoBoone wrote:
...The only other prerequisite is WOOD!
If it wears tupperware, and I decide to buy it, Boyd's gets another order! Very Happy

To me, nothing beats a beautiful piece of timber in a rifle stock. Having said that, I have two hunting rifles that wear synthetic stocks and I am very happy with them.

The reason I opted for synthetic is purely practical...they don't scar as easily as timber, if they do get scratched it is hardly noticeable and the most important quality is they are not affected by rain. As much as I love a nice warm piece of wood, it is susceptible to swelling and twisting should it get wet or rained on when out hunting. This computes out to problems with accuracy.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:46 pm    Post subject: Re: What firearms are hard to resist? Reply with quote

Vince, I've become a fan of laminated stocks. I like the looks a lot better than synthetics and (I think) they are more resistant to moisture problems. But it sure is hard to beat the looks of a nice wooden stock!

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2024 5:56 pm    Post subject: Re: What firearms are hard to resist? Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2024 4:43 am    Post subject: Re: What firearms are hard to resist? Reply with quote

I could live with that when it's an Encore and not a Contender...
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2024 2:54 pm    Post subject: Re: What firearms are hard to resist? Reply with quote

Aloysius wrote:
I could live with that when it's an Encore and not a Contender...

I loved my 30.30 10” BBL TC Contender pistol…I really miss it. I have never owned an Encore so they are an unknown factor to me, but I do hear good things about them.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2024 1:24 am    Post subject: Re: What firearms are hard to resist? Reply with quote

When you cock a Contender but cannot shoot (because game has moved), you can de-cock him but then afterwards you cannot cock him again without opening and closing the gun first. Open and close makes a lot of noise... An Encore can be cocked and de-cocked as many times as you like in complete silence without opening and closing.
This doesn't matter when your're shooting over great distance, but when everything is happening really close... most big game have big ears and a metallic click...

But that stock on Gemihur's rifle does look very inviting and will make one forget and forgive some "shortcomings"... Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2024 3:25 am    Post subject: Re: What firearms are hard to resist? Reply with quote

Wood and a detachable box magazine.

Everything else is secondary in my opinion.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2024 3:51 am    Post subject: Re: What firearms are hard to resist? Reply with quote

Dimitri wrote:
Wood and a detachable box magazine.

Everything else is secondary in my opinion.


When you get older you also are going to love the (weight of a) single shot...
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