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Old May 31, 2020, 09:02 AM   #26
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I was invited to a hog hunt once and was warned that we might be a storm. Oddly, the rifle I practiced with and knew the best that year was my T99 Arisaka with open sights. It rained hard on the day we hunted. The friend and his son had fogging issues with their scopes. I was the only one that could hunt that day.

I'll add for fun that after the hunt, we stopped at a McDonalds. I was in line and noticed an employee standing next to me with a mop. Apparently, wherever I was standing, I was leaving a large water puddle. I wasn't prepared for this hunt and used Korean War era clothing with wool. No rain poncho, just the field jacket. I was soaked to the skin but warm.
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Old May 31, 2020, 02:19 PM   #27
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I've taken out several versions of K98s before. I've also taken out my Arisakas. Not had the opportunity to shoot them in earnest yet. I have a new (to me) 38 type carbine that I need to sort the sight out, but I'm itching to take that.
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Old June 1, 2020, 07:58 AM   #28
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T38 and Mausers

Any luck harvesting anything with either?
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Old June 1, 2020, 11:36 AM   #29
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Well, I hunt with a handgun that isn’t a curio/relic but it could be somewhat closely argued...

I hunt prairie dogs with a circa-1993 S&W Model 52-2. The only difference between my pistol and the C&R original Model 52 from 1961 is updated extractor.

That’s as close as I get.
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Old June 10, 2020, 09:04 PM   #30
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Before I left Oregon the last coastal blacktail that went in the freezer was subdued with a 7x57 rolling block carbine with a saddle ring on the side. Uraguay marks on it.
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Old June 12, 2020, 03:10 PM   #31
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I toppled my first three deer with a borrowed Winchester fitted with a tang sight. This 30-30 was likely built around 1900. 30-30 is a keeper!

Fire up the grill! Deer hunting IS NOT catch and release.
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Old June 13, 2020, 12:13 AM   #32
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Sometimes a 32-40 long barrel when I'm in the mood. I've had that rifle many years. I guess I kinda baby it knowing its well over a century old. I don't think its ever toppled a deer that I know of. Bought it from a Minister who said it belonged to old parishioner of his whom one day decided to give all his firearms away to the church he & wife attended weekly. NRA condition: a shade plus/ or minus of 90%.
Hard to find 32-40 brass so I purchased Win 38-55 brass and trim their length down a bit to 32-40 specs.
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Old June 15, 2020, 02:28 PM   #33
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I have shot a couple of deer with a m1 Garand. I have shot a deer with a model 1891 argentine mauser made in 1892. I also have taken a few deer with sporterized mausers one in 25-06 the other in 30-06.
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Old June 15, 2020, 09:47 PM   #34
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Have hunted in the piney woods w/ a U.S. RIFLE CAL. .30 M1, for either large hogs, or when deer hunting w/ large hogs about.

Nice peace of mind.

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