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Old March 21, 2011, 10:49 AM   #1
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Alaska's State Gun

Utah wants to make the M-1911 as its state gun.

Now a law is introduced in Alaska to make the pre '64 Model 70 Winchester in 30-06 as its state gun. Excellent choice in my opinion. With 22 years living and hunting in Alaska I think its a good choice. I'd like to see Wyoming pick the Model 70 only in 270 for our state gun.


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Sen. Charlie Huggins' bill would reserve that title for the pre-1964 Winchester Model 70 .30-06 caliber rifle.

Huggins says the rifle played a key role in settling country and was used by hunters, trappers, Alaska Natives and pioneers during Alaska's formative years. He says the Model 70 is also well-built and reliable, and he says it carries enough "stopping power" to be useful in a crisis situation.


http://www.adn.com/2011/03/18/176321...#ixzz1HFXFUs4X
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Old March 21, 2011, 12:58 PM   #2
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Now a law is introduced in Alaska to make the pre '64 Model 70 Winchester in 30-06 as its state gun. Excellent choice in my opinion. With 22 years living and hunting in Alaska I think its a good choice. I'd like to see Wyoming pick the Model 70 only in 270 for our state gun.
I love mine! Great choice for Alaska's state rifle but what about the Ruger Alaskan in .454 Casull for the state revolver?!!
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Old March 21, 2011, 04:52 PM   #3
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California has selected the turkey baster for theirs. Hawaii is torqued. they wanted it and will now have to settle for a gravy boat.
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Old March 21, 2011, 05:35 PM   #4
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LOL at Clay

I see the wisdom of the OP post. However, since Utah picked the 1911 as a tribute to John Browning, maybe we in Wyoming should pick the Freedom Arms model 83 to honor our local gun manufacturer. Caliber should be .454 Casull since that was the model/caliber that really got them recognized by the masses.
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Old March 21, 2011, 08:17 PM   #5
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California has selected the turkey baster for theirs.
[smirk] Oh. I guess I assumed it would be a syringe filled with heroin. [/smirk]

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...maybe we in Wyoming should pick the Freedom Arms model 83 to honor our local gun manufacturer. Caliber should be .454 Casull since that was the model/caliber that really got them recognized by the masses.
I can see that happening; what's more, I think it's a great idea.
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Old March 21, 2011, 08:30 PM   #6
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Does anyone else think that this whole "States Adopting Guns" thing is FREAKING AWESOME!!?? All the states should be doing this...
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Old March 21, 2011, 11:05 PM   #7
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Alaskas state gun has to be rusty and have its stock held together by duct tape

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Old March 22, 2011, 12:17 AM   #8
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Alaskas state gun has to be rusty and have its stock held together by duct tape
So you've been getting your used guns from the Natives have you?
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Old March 22, 2011, 12:44 AM   #9
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So you've been getting your used guns from the Natives have you?
LOL

Don't forget Remington sights on Winchesters and vice versa

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Old March 22, 2011, 02:37 AM   #10
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"Broken off"? I will have you know that that is a fine high end custom addition! I just pull on my Mini 14's trigger guard good and hard and, opps...

And duct tape is not only your grandfather's duct tape color...

What about for AK state gun:

The Glocksicle?

The Freezedom Arms?

The Cold between 19 and -11?

The Ruger Minus 2

And for the state ammo:

The snowball?

Hey, I am still riding my snowgo out to the range from my front door and digging for brass in the snow; you know the drill, hot brass hits snow, melts hole, refreezes as brass encased in ice buried in snow.
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Old March 22, 2011, 06:29 AM   #11
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The recent Alaska Trooper program - the trooper had a stainless Marlin Guide Gun , 45-70, an excellent 'state gun ' for Alaska !
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Old March 22, 2011, 08:18 AM   #12
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If state politicians have nothing better to do than select state insects or state dinosaurs, why not pick a state firearm? I mean, this is serious stuff that really affects us. All I can suggest is picking whatever gun produces the most smoke.
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Old March 22, 2011, 08:55 AM   #13
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I use to know a guy who would travel the west coast of Alaska buying up all their "used" (abused) guns. Some real winners.

He sold me 6 model 70 Actions for a total price of $225. Hard to screw up a Model 70 action. I made some dern good guns including my 300 WM 1000 yard match gun which is a single shot.

I wish I'd kept in contact with him, I could use some more actions.

I remember I use to travel the rivers a lot, (Tanana, Souix, Chena, etc.) I met a lot of old trappers 'n such living in seclusion. Seemed they always had a Model 70 and some sort of old 22 rifle. Not many pistols. These old sourdoughs didn't seem to have much use for pistols or revolvers. A fet 270s but mostly '06s.

Natives seemed to go for smaller cartridges, 222 Rems were popular but that started changing because the could get guard ammo in 5.56. I laugh everytime I see the "Can't shoot 5.56 in 223 gun" post. It'd break their hearts if some one told the Natives they couldn't do it.
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Old March 22, 2011, 10:34 AM   #14
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I laugh everytime I see the "Can't shoot 5.56 in 223 gun" post. It'd break their hearts if some one told the Natives they couldn't do it.
Hell it would break their hearts if they couldnt hunt polar bear with .223

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Old March 22, 2011, 11:49 AM   #15
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I guess that here in FL, we would have to go with Kel-Tec.........or the bang stick!
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Old March 22, 2011, 12:43 PM   #16
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I cant think of a better rifle to hold such an honor. While there are some great guns out there the Winchester model 70 in pre-64 manufacture in the classic 30-06 is Alaska. Now add a pre war Colt Woodsman 22 pistol and you will have the ultimate tribute to the Alaskan outdoorsman of the past.
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Old March 22, 2011, 12:46 PM   #17
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Does anyone else think that this whole "States Adopting Guns" thing is FREAKING AWESOME!!?? All the states should be doing this...
I like it, but you'll never see that here in Maryland. These liberals are too busy figuring out how to get rid of all the guns.
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Old March 23, 2011, 10:14 AM   #18
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I claim the locally produced Barrett .50BMG semi-auto rifle for Tennessee. Further more our sniper team will consist of Alvin York and Davy Crockett (Andrew Jackson will give the "ok to fire" from base) because they are all from Tennessee.
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Old March 23, 2011, 07:47 PM   #19
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Now a law is introduced in Alaska to make the pre '64 Model 70 Winchester in 30-06 as its state gun.
Is it any good for bear?
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Old March 24, 2011, 01:01 PM   #20
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As no one mentioned it, Arizona wants to make the Colt .45 single action their state gun. natrually, the liberal bliss-ninnies are raising all kinds of hell against the idea..
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Old March 28, 2011, 12:06 AM   #21
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I had a state gun thread going on gun rights media. The Alaska gun was the Remington Model 600 in .350 Rem. Mag, which was designed for Alaskan bear guides.


Here is the entire link:http://www.gunrightsmedia.com/showthread.php?t=422318

Some interesting choices. Feel free to give your opinion or suggestion on state guns.
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Old March 28, 2011, 12:20 AM   #22
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The Alaska gun was the Remington Model 600 in .350 Rem. Mag, which was designed for Alaskan bear guides.
Which virtually no one up here uses at all, especially bear guides

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Old March 28, 2011, 07:39 AM   #23
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So everyone uses the 06?

This is what a member in Kodiak has to say about it :
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Old March 28, 2011, 07:44 AM   #24
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I guess that here in FL, we would have to go with Kel-Tec.........or the bang stick!
I suspect down Miami way it wouldn't matter which gun was picked as long as it had a gold plated trigger and hammer.

I just hope Arizona doesn't choose some Ruger POS.
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Old March 28, 2011, 09:55 AM   #25
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Minnesota already has a State Firearm.


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(5) In quadrant three, a tree stump is found with an ax embedded in the stump and a period muzzleloader resting on it. A powder flask is hanging towards the end of the barrel.
One may be able to narrow down what that smoke pole might be but that's about all.
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