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Blued steel and walnut

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Hookeye, Dec 8, 2020.

  1. Oldschool shooter

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    The only synthetic stocked long gun I own is an AR15. Everything else is blued steel and wood, most of them are walnut.
     
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  2. SwampWolf

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    I also share the opinion that "blued steel and wood" are prerogatives when it comes to being a "proper" rifle. But I also have these impossible to defend, utterly subjective caveats: the "lines" and proportions of the stocks of a rifle (or shotgun) have to be "correct" in a traditional/classic sense; there can be no ornamentation (carvings, engravings, etc.) excesses; no bulky, "pancake", wrap-over cheek pieces and no radical pistol grip flares and fore ends, replete with white spacers. In other words, Al Biesen (or Ruger Model 77) configured rifles or their ilk. :cool:;)
     
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  3. Boattale

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    It's a .22LR Ruger 77/22. The scope is a Nikon 4x. It's more or less a classic if you ask me.
     
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  4. Old Dog

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  5. SwampWolf

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    Those are the kinds I was talking about! Might not be able to define "classic" definitively but I know them when I see them!
     
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  6. CraigC
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    IMHO, Winchester really got everything right with the Featherweight. Yet I still don't own one. :(
     
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  7. horsemen61

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    Same here!
     
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  8. 3Crows

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    I appreciate blued steel and walnut, always have and always will, but I am strongly attracted to and now prefer for use stainless steel and synthetic/laminate type stocks.

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  9. Offfhand

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    @Offfhand should have his own sub-forum

    I'm serious
     
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  11. MacAR

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    I seriously agree. And so should @Driftwood Johnson !

    Mac
     
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  12. SwampWolf

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    Me too. Likewise, bc1023 deserves his own handgun sub-form.
     
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  13. Hookeye

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    I love rifles. Have had a bunch. But am gonna dump one or two.

    And one is blued steel and walnut.

    Never got around to shooting it, the Sako Forester. Have too much $ in my 700 w HS stock so am keeping it and dumping the "extra" .243 win.

    Was gonna be a loaner for a kid but am pretty sure none of my kids are gonna hunt.

    Can PM me for details/ pics
     
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  14. MJD

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    My great-grandfather sporterized this September 1918 Winchester-manufactured M1917 in .30-06.

    100 years later, it is still quite the rifle and will absolutely hit MOA with 150 grain Core-Lokt (a major assumption is that the shooter, i.e. me, rises to the occasion). A heavy beast, but part of its charm and has taken game on both coasts. I have put a lot of meat in the freezer with this rifle and the Leupold VX-3 on top.

    Elk hunting the Oregon coast range with Mt Adams and Mt St. Helens in the background.
     

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  15. Offfhand

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  16. Old Dog

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    Nothing prettier than some fine-figured wood and fleur-de-lis pattern checkering...
     
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  17. Hookeye

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    I kinda sorta think there a market for a .223 or .243 semi auto in sporter config.
    Not everybody wants plastic or an AR type of varminter.
    Too bad Remington dropped their 750.

    A 7400 type rig in .223 or .243 for sensible price might be of some appeal.
    I like the feel of those rifles way better than the BAR.

    Could be internal mag too. Just a 3 to 5 shot semi, that shoots good, for a handy walking varmint rifle. Or light deer rig.
     
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  18. 9x56MS

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    Nice rifles.
     
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  19. PzGren

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    Sako Vixen in .222 Rem.
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    Anschutz 1532 in .222 Rem
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  20. 9x56MS

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    I have carried a lot of different semiautomatic rifles none of which I would describe as light. I had a 750 in 35 Whelen that was a gem. Soft shooting g and more accurate than most others I have shot. Not MOA but pretty close.
     
  21. Weflyfast

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    Just finished this one- on to the next!
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    Tell us more!

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  23. Weflyfast

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    I just finished fitting it- that is a 80's vintage 94 44 mag trappers model with the first run lighter barrel- it's a dream to carry.
     
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  24. Stan Rosen

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    Very nice. I like it. Nice photo as well.
     
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    Ruger 77 Hawkeye .280 Rem. IMG-0591.jpg
     
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