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Old 03-07-2012, 08:29 AM   #1651
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My dad had one of these from when he was a kid but sadly it was stolen out of his trunk before I got to own it. Been looking for one ever since. Seems the ones in the best shape are anywhere from $700-$1500
They do have quite a following...some people deal in just those rifles.

I have one that is a smooth bore....was told it was a gallery gun.
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Old 03-07-2012, 09:03 AM   #1652
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My dad had one of these from when he was a kid but sadly it was stolen out of his trunk before I got to own it. Been looking for one ever since. Seems the ones in the best shape are anywhere from $700-$1500
Gaaa...
I almost bought one of those at a garage sale when I was a kid getting my first .22. I went with the Marlin 60 they had instead. I still like and use the 60, but it sure didn't increase in value.
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Old 03-07-2012, 09:20 AM   #1653
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They do have quite a following...some people deal in just those rifles.

I have one that is a smooth bore....was told it was a gallery gun.
My dad's may have had a smooth bore is well because i remember him mentioning it was a gallery gun
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Old 03-07-2012, 04:09 PM   #1654
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My dad's may have had a smooth bore is well because i remember him mentioning it was a gallery gun
What's the advantage of a smooth bore?
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Old 03-07-2012, 04:27 PM   #1655
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What's the advantage of a smooth bore?
It makes it harder to hit something which is probably what the gallery owners wanted.

It should also be easier to clean.
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Old 03-08-2012, 04:39 AM   #1656
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What's the advantage of a smooth bore?
They also do seem to bring a little higher price these days.
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Old 03-08-2012, 04:58 AM   #1657
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It makes it harder to hit something which is probably what the gallery owners wanted.

It should also be easier to clean.
As a kid in the early 50's the county fair always had two types of "galleries". One was just shooting...and the other was accuracy. "Just shooting" was stationery clay plates and pipes, and little clay ducks that moved along a track. The rifles were tubular feed either thru the stock, or under the barrel, and only shot shorts. It was like 25 cents for 10 shots. My mom would give me $5 to bang away while she pitched pennies and played bingo. The "skill" shooting where you had a paper target with a red letter "A" on it, and you could win $$ or cupie dolls if you shot awat the "A" in 3 shots. Even at 7 years old I could see the round going out of the barrel in all odd directions...and the sights were screwed up, so I'd be willing to bet those were the smooth bores...or at least the worn out ones. The other rifles actually shot half way decent.
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Old 03-11-2012, 08:04 AM   #1658
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I'm going to work my way through all 1600+ posts in this thread, but in the mean time can someone recommend a good bang for the buck .17 HMR for prairie dog hunting? My son and I are going to drive across country to visit my parents this summer and we're thinking of stopping in South Dakota and/or Montana to shoot some prairie dogs. I just picked up a Remington 700 in .223, but I'd like to take along something for closer range. We have .22's, but I'm thinking a .17 might be more appropriate for 75-100 yard shooting.
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Old 03-11-2012, 11:26 AM   #1659
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Thought I would report back on the Sig Mosquito I wrote about last week.

We took it out again yesterday, and shot a combination of Remington Thunderbolts, and Blazer 40 gr .22 from a 525 round value pack.

Everything worked perfect. I am pretty happy with the gun overall. Next time I take it out, I will do a better job of testing accuracy. From what I could tell yesterday, I was happy with it. Even more important the wife is real happy with her new gun.
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Old 03-11-2012, 06:12 PM   #1660
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my son (14) works after school and saturdays doing the grunt work at the store, he saves all his in his truck fund, except $10. a week, he informed me that he wanted to buy a 10-22, he already has a nice mark II?(savage) , but i told him to go for it, thinking he would find some vidya game or such everytime he had a bit saved, but NO the little shit has almost all of it saved up, and since i work for a gunsmith doing duracoating in my spair time he's gona sell one to him at cost. and waive the transfer fees.
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:18 PM   #1661
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Got my GSG on Friday and put about 200 rounds of remington bulk through it. No problems, shoots well and feels like a real gun.
I love it!
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Old 03-12-2012, 05:11 AM   #1662
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Got my GSG on Friday and put about 200 rounds of remington bulk through it. No problems, shoots well and feels like a real gun.
I love it!
I have I would guess about 1000 rounds in mine....as to the cheap stuff it seems to like the white box winchester stuff the best, but will still get a failure to feed once in a blue moon, and that just tosses me off. I can drop 6 plates one right after the other no problem at all...then if I get a failure and I have to rack the thing myself I can't seem to hit crap with it for the rest of the shots.

If I am going to play games with this gun I have to find ammo that it likes all the time.
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Old 03-12-2012, 05:15 AM   #1663
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Got my GSG on Friday and put about 200 rounds of remington bulk through it. No problems, shoots well and feels like a real gun.
I love it!




I know exactly what you mean. If you wouldn't mind, keep an eye on the very end of your guide rod and see if yours get munched on a little like mine does.
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Old 03-20-2012, 07:08 PM   #1664
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I guess everybody's out shooting?
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Old 03-20-2012, 07:30 PM   #1665
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It's been in the 80's here in Michigan so I've been riding. In my travels I picked up a nice Beretta Model 76.



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