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Great Googlie-mooglies......458 Win Mag Garand

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by hillbilly, Feb 12, 2006.

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  1. hillbilly

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  2. 1911Ron

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    Wow just wow
     
  3. hillbilly

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    That there would downright rev-o-looshunize 'coon huntin............

    hillbilly
     
  4. Nightcrawler

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    If by "revolutionize" you mean "having to scrape the raccoon off of the nearby foliage", then yeah. :cool:
     
  5. Burt Blade

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    A .458 Magnum Garand would be the polar opposite of "mouse gun".

    If the M-16 was dubbed "poodle shooter" by Jeff Cooper, a .458 Magnum Garand would be called:

    Rhino Thumper

    Buffalo Blitz

    Kzinti Cannon

    Or simply "The Hammer of Thor"
     
  6. hubel458

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    Had one 45 years ago, and I set gas cylinder back,
    put in a BAR box magazine..If I'd have kept it when
    I went to big bores,I would have made it a 458.Ed
     
  7. Dr.Rob

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    If you can batter an op rod with heavy ammo in a Garand I'm guessing that's been replaced... neat but aside from dino hunting... what's it for?

    PS MOST African countries do NOT allow the importation of semi-autos for hunting.
     
  8. cracked butt

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    Bears!

    The perfect bear gun has arrived:evil:
     
  9. beerslurpy

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    458 is a necked up 30-06? That could be a fairly awesome gun. I amazed no one thought of it earlier.

    Guys, check out the main web page. http://www.shotshowreports.com/2006main.html

    I really like the taurus 410ga pistiol. It shoots 45LC but also 410 ga shotshells. And it isnt even that large. That might be a devastating SD pistol.
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    Oh snap, Kel-tec made a single stack 9x19mm!!! Omg win!
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  10. Third_Rail

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    Dang, that .458 Winmag M1 was on MY drawing board.... :neener:
     
  11. 50caliber123

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    Sounds like the perfect CQB rifle to me! Burglars beware!
     
  12. MrTwigg

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    OOOOOHHHH !

    :what: Make big gun go BOOM! :D :evil: :D

    Very much fun ! :D :D :D

    I wonder if it's legal in Massachusetts ? :banghead:
     
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    I call that a South African woods loafing gun :D or a Cape Buffalo quieter.

    kjeff50cal
     
  14. ZeroX

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    Yowza.
     
  15. ATAShooter

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    Now.... let's test that ole 458 Garand out...

    (whistle, whistle, whistle)
    HERE OSAMA ......HERE BOY !!
    :D :D :D
     
  16. Remington788

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    I want one.:D
     
  17. Car Knocker

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    Nope, it's not. The .458 is a belted magnum.
     
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    so, how does the shorty stack up against a 45/70 guide gun?
     
  19. Correia

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    That .458 is from McCann Industries. Real nice guy. In fact I cut myself on his pocket knife. :) It was a very sharp pocket knive, very smooth also, which explains why I managed to close it on the end of my pinky. Blood gushing everywhere. :D D'oh.

    Nice rifle though. The gas system has been adjusted, so according to him battering shouldn't be that big of an issue. For a custom job, the work really was pretty reasonable for what you were getting.
     
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    henry bowman should be along in a bit, since he works for the company.


    Deputy Jones explained to me that they shorten the op rod and straighten it out, and make a new gas cylinder to reflect the larger distance between the op rod and cylinder.

    the new gas cylinder has an adjustable front vent.

    also, they put a mercury recoil reducer in it, grind the rear of the stock to match the handedness of the shooter (so the pad ends up angled), add a cushy pad, and open the rear sight up.

    all for a 10th of a typical african rifle.
     
  21. Burt Blade

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    The Giga-Garand! By Blammo!
     
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    The Gara-Mag.

    when you absolutely, positively have to stop that charging T-Rex from eating you in two bites.


    OR


    The Gara-Mag.

    the latest thing in Alaskan crowd control. :eek:


    D
     
  23. LoadedDrum

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    Screw the RRA group buy, get us a group buy on that bad boy:D
     
  24. Henry Bowman

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    Here I am. Yes, McCann is one of my clients and I spent a lot of time in their booth at SHOT Show. They have sharp knives and big guns. Website: http://www.mccannindustries.com The .338 conversion is on the web site. The .458 was completed only a month ago and is not yet on the site.

    The .458 Win Mag Garand holds 5 rounds - gas operated. Hornady makes cartridge for it with a 510 gr bullet. Five rounds have a combined force of over 31,000 ft-lbs of energy delivered.

    What they offer is a conversion of your M1 Garand. They don't want your collectable piece, they want your beat up junker. They keep (and refinish) the receiver and bolt and trigger group. The rest is replaced. Yes, the OP rod is shortened and straight. They make a full length version and a shorter version (kind of like a Tanker Garand) for those who want quick bear control as soon as they exit the truck or bush plane.

    The base price is $2,500 (plus your Garand). There are several upgrades available (scope mount, etc.).

    Ronnie Barrett came by the booth. He liked it. :D His comment: "Very, very nice."

    Ted Nugent came to the booth specifically to see this gun. :D I'll post pictures of him holding it and grinning big when I can. His comment: "I'm going to Africa this year and I want one of these to take and use. I'll be in touch to order one."

    Richard McCann put 340 rounds through it in one week without a sore shoulder. I didn't get to shoot it because tear down of the booth took too long on Sunday. :(

    But many do. As I understand it, at least Zimbabwe and maybe Botswana do.

    A group buy very is possible. In fact, one guy committed to "at least 6 and maybe 8" at the show with a special negotiated price. Remember that part of the price is a customer-supplied Garand, though it can be a junker. The receivers were originally over-engineered, so they last and can handle the .458 loads without a problem. If at least 5 are interested, I bet I can get a THR price.:cool:

    Tamara endorses the McCann Puffin Magnam fixed blade utility knife. Correia cut himself real good on my McCann Foldair folding knife. :D I showed it to another customer later in the day who said, "Is this blood on the blade?" Oops, yes, I guess so.:eek:
     
  25. AJ Dual

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    Okay,

    I can't be the only one thinking it….

    Next step?

    The .458 BAR. :D

    But seriously, I saw that 458 Garand, and I just grinned. It was reflexive.

    And I've never even been deer hunting.
     
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