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  1. ohhgourami

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    Didn't notice until you mentioned it nor do I give a shit about it either. All I care about looking at is that double stack.
     
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    Got this one last weekend, a mid 70's Winchester Model 94. It was used by my grandpa for taking down many a deer, who eventually passed it down to my father, who passed it down to me.
     

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    Has anyone built an AR-15 from an 80% lower? This is a project I'm planning on taking on in the near future. If you have, what type of lower did you use and how'd it work out?
     
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    Not much of a picture, but here's my Weatherby deer rifle ready for cleaning:

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    Nice looking stock, what is she chambered in?
     
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    .308win. I would have liked something a little more exotic, but only run-of-the-mill ammunition is easily available in Ireland.
     
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    Nothing wrong with 308, easy to find and good performance for hunting and long range plinking. I need to get around to doing this Tikka T3 build I've been sitting on so I have an excuse to buy a crate...
     
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    Oh to be back in the States. Plinking is illegal in Ireland. Either you're managing a deer population, or you're "zeroing your scope". Nothing else.

    (Fortunately I've got a Leica scope which seems to go out of alignment all the time.)
     
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    Howa (Weatherby) makes a really fantastic action. I'm not sure why they are not more popular in the States. Maybe its because its Japanese. Who knows. Side by side though, I think the machining and tolerances are noticeably better than the Rem 700.
     
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    They're not terribly common in Ireland either. Remy, CZ/Brno and Tikka would probably be the most popular here.
     
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    I just received a 30-30, lever action from my father. It hasn't been fired in probably 15 years. Anything specific I should look for when I go to clean it prior to firing it?
     
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    I'd clean it, give the barrel a good dousing of oil, leave it for a day or two (barrel pointing down), and then clean it again. If you're still getting rust on the patches in the second cleaning, it might be worth having a gunsmith check it out.

    I'd also oil the lugs, etc. on a bolt action, but I don't know nothing about lever actions.
     
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    New Stock Day. Got one of the new Boyd At One stocks for my Savage MKII FV-SR. Savage makes a good action and barrel, but the cheap poly stock had to go sooner or later. This new one has an adjustable cheek riser, length of pull adjustment, QD slots and swappable pistol grip and fore end. Can't wait to get it out to the range this weekend.
     

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