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  • Johnny rebJohnny reb Member Posts: 601 Senior Member
    build a nice 404 with nice English lines a splinter forend. You can have a classic clambering in a rifle that can be built at around 8lb that's easy too carry and easy too shoot. I may know where a lothar Walter barrel is if you're interested.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,394 Senior Member
    You have people standing next to you, directly in the blast zone. People who are responsible for YOUR life, people who make their living with eyes and ears. Do you want them looking and listening at something that can kill you, or covering their ears and flinching from blast? What about the hunters coming after you? Do they deserve a PH with severely damaged hearing? Does that PH deserve to maybe have his career ended so you can use a, brake? Not me. Brakes are despised by guides for good reason

    Like was said down the page, when at the bench use a brake, when in the field use the thread protector. At our range good hearing protection is mandatory. Just caution everybody on or near the line before shooting so they have their hearing protection in. But when hunting just use a thread protector because when you're standing and your rifle is on stix the recoil isn't near as pronounced or felt because of course your body gives. Use the brake on the firing line at the bench only.

    If I ever go after truly large and dangerous game I'm getting me a .460 WBY. I'm not playing around.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • MileHighShooterMileHighShooter Senior Member Posts: 4,805 Senior Member
    =Johnny reb;666030. I may know where a lothar Walter barrel is if you're interested.

    Yea, my basement haha.

    I put together almost all the parts I need to build a 10.75x68mm, just want a hinged floorplate.
    FN Belgium 98
    Timney
    LW medium-heavy bbl
    Decent figure walnut semi- finish stock

    A 404 is very tempting though. I'd have to get a new barrel for it, or the 10.75x68mm project. It wouldn't be the worst idea to have both, at least for buying bullets. I like having at least 2 of a caliber for that reason, and so far, 1 is fast 1 is slower. 7x57 and 7 Rem ir 7x300 for example, 308, 06, 300 wby. 376 steyr 375 h&h. 257 and 25-06.

    I was leaning more towards a synthetic gun however, which is why I'm thinking the 416 Rem. Good selection of bullets from 300 gr TSX up to 450s. The Speer 350 Magtip is good and cheap.

    But dang I've wanted a 404, too.
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  • MileHighShooterMileHighShooter Senior Member Posts: 4,805 Senior Member
    Johnny reb wrote: »
    build a nice 404 with nice English lines a splinter forend. You can have a classic clambering in a rifle that can be built at around 8lb that's easy too carry and easy too shoot. I may know where a lothar Walter barrel is if you're interested.

    Although now I'm curious, what contour is the barrel you have? Is it a pre thread?
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    Once again, please refrain from cutting short any baseless totally emotional arguments with facts. It leads to boring, completely objective conversations well beyond the comprehension ability of many.
  • MileHighShooterMileHighShooter Senior Member Posts: 4,805 Senior Member
    snake284 wrote: »
    Like was said down the page, when at the bench use a brake, when in the field use the thread protector. At our range good hearing protection is mandatory. Just caution everybody on or near the line before shooting so they have their hearing protection in. But when hunting just use a thread protector because when you're standing and your rifle is on stix the recoil isn't near as pronounced or felt because of course your body gives. Use the brake on the firing line at the bench only.

    If I ever go after truly large and dangerous game I'm getting me a .460 WBY. I'm not playing around.

    Nah. I'd rather use a lead-sled for sighting in heavy loads, then its shot from sticks or off hand. Big bores shouldn't be benched one shot more than zeroing the sights. There are no benches in the bush. Even if you have a removable, you've still got to recheck zero after taking it off.
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    Once again, please refrain from cutting short any baseless totally emotional arguments with facts. It leads to boring, completely objective conversations well beyond the comprehension ability of many.
  • MileHighShooterMileHighShooter Senior Member Posts: 4,805 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    Any guide that tells me what I can or can not shoot can go piss up a rope. Electronic ear muffs are cheap.

    Buy him and his crew each a set, maybe they'd change their minds.
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    Once again, please refrain from cutting short any baseless totally emotional arguments with facts. It leads to boring, completely objective conversations well beyond the comprehension ability of many.
  • MileHighShooterMileHighShooter Senior Member Posts: 4,805 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    Yeah. Not happening. If they choose to be around gunfire (brake or no brake) without hearing protection on a pretty much daily basis, they deserve the hearing loss.

    Then don't use a brake to make it worse. Yes, its their choice to make a living around firearms, its also a hunters choice to use a can they can handle without a brake. Snake is a perfect example a few posts up (not singling you out buddy or being mean). Use a 460 Wby when he doesn't much like shooting the 9.3x62. Why cause a potential problem with a gun you can't handle, instead of just using one you can?
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    Once again, please refrain from cutting short any baseless totally emotional arguments with facts. It leads to boring, completely objective conversations well beyond the comprehension ability of many.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,394 Senior Member
    Then don't use a brake to make it worse. Yes, its their choice to make a living around firearms, its also a hunters choice to use a can they can handle without a brake. Snake is a perfect example a few posts up (not singling you out buddy or being mean). Use a 460 Wby when he doesn't much like shooting the 9.3x62. Why cause a potential problem with a gun you can't handle, instead of just using one you can?

    I have no problem with the 9.3. It just kicks a bit more than I'm used to or prefer, but that's shooting at the bench. I just slap on my P.A.S.T. Recoil shield and go forth. I will probably never put a brake on that rifle. In the field it's a dream gun. I've only killed one animal with it but I never even thought about recoil. In other words, hunting, it's a piece of cake. With Stix I think even a .460 would be a piece of cake in a hunting situation.

    But don't get your panties in a wad yet, because unless I get the right six numbers I'll probably never see the Dark Continent again. Things like that are WAY too rich for my blood.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • BigDanSBigDanS Senior Member Posts: 6,973 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »

    " but you HAVE TO hire a guide in Africa!"
    No interest in going there, at all.

    Then you are going to miss out on a lifetime experience.

    D
    "A patriot is mocked, scorned and hated; yet when his cause succeeds, all men will join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot." Mark Twain
    Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.... now who's bringing the hot wings? :jester:
  • MileHighShooterMileHighShooter Senior Member Posts: 4,805 Senior Member
    There are a couple self guided hunts there, but last thing i want is to be alone in West Africa! I'm more afraid of the people as disease more than the animals
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    Once again, please refrain from cutting short any baseless totally emotional arguments with facts. It leads to boring, completely objective conversations well beyond the comprehension ability of many.
  • MileHighShooterMileHighShooter Senior Member Posts: 4,805 Senior Member
    Looky what I found at the gunshow today

    https://flic.kr/p/WNowvn

    Dies and brass! That's decision on this action. 416 Rem Mag.
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
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  • Farm Boy DeuceFarm Boy Deuce Senior Member Posts: 6,083 Senior Member
    Another one?
    I am afraid we forget sometime that the basic and simple things brings us the most pleasure.
    Dad 5-31-13
  • MileHighShooterMileHighShooter Senior Member Posts: 4,805 Senior Member
    Another one?

    Same action, the dies and brass are new
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    Once again, please refrain from cutting short any baseless totally emotional arguments with facts. It leads to boring, completely objective conversations well beyond the comprehension ability of many.
  • earlyearly Senior Member Posts: 4,950 Senior Member
    Looky what I found at the gunshow today

    https://flic.kr/p/WNowvn

    Now all you need is a dental check up and a strap to tie your hat on.:tooth:
    My thoughts are generally clear. My typing, not so much.
  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 3,889 Senior Member
    Rigby, It's supposed to say Rigby..:tissue:

    Oh well, I tried.

    Sako
  • MileHighShooterMileHighShooter Senior Member Posts: 4,805 Senior Member
    sakodude wrote: »
    Rigby, It's supposed to say Rigby..:tissue:

    Oh well, I tried.

    Sako

    Haha thought about it. Did see Rigby dies but they were expensive. I saw the Rem dies early on and passed but took note . But one of the last booths had Rem brass for under $1/pc so I saw it as a sign. I've also been looking at a barrel on a "misc list" that someone ordered and then didn't buy, already cut for a 98, in a Remington Magnum contour, SS for $200. I want to go with a synthetic stock for this, a synthetic Rigby or Jeffery just seemed..... wrong. Rem Mag? For some reason a SS/Tupperware combo makes sense. Plus I can get 5 rounds in the magazine, Rigby probably would've been 3, maybe 4 with work
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    Once again, please refrain from cutting short any baseless totally emotional arguments with facts. It leads to boring, completely objective conversations well beyond the comprehension ability of many.
  • 10canyon5310canyon53 Member Posts: 2,119 Senior Member
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,394 Senior Member
    SIGgal wrote: »
    More than once too! lol

    Be nice girl before I tell your daddy on you!

    :nono:.....:blah:.....:silly:

    :rotflmao:.....:rotflmao:.....:rotflmao:.....:rotflmao:.....:rotflmao:
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,394 Senior Member
    10canyon53 wrote: »
    Been there, done that! Until you have hunted at night (stalking, no tree stands), by yourself, in the West African jungle with a single shot 12 gauge you haven't lived!......sometimes I still wish I was back there......but that was in the '80's before civil war and Ebola broke out.

    I worked in West Africa in Liberia in 1969-1970. I had to fly through Nigeria, which is also in West Africa and they were at Civil War then. I was young and single then so thank God there wasn't any Ebola or especially AIDES at that time, or YET!

    As for the Magnum Action being big, I can vouch for that. I've got one regular 06 length action that I'm mounting the barrel that MileHigh Shooter sent me on it. That thing is Big so I imagine the Magnum one is HUGE!
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • 10canyon5310canyon53 Member Posts: 2,119 Senior Member
  • wizard78wizard78 Senior Member Posts: 1,004 Senior Member
    snake284 wrote: »
    .......I've got one regular 06 length action that I'm mounting the barrel that MileHigh Shooter sent me on it.

    I know where you can get your favorite caliber barrel for your next build!

    "This is a stainless Shilen #2 contour barrel in .270 that has been threaded for a large Ring 98 Mauser and short chambered in .270 Winchester
    Match grade and lapped"

    :cool2: :popcorn:

    “When guns are outlawed, only patriots will have guns.”
  • wizard78wizard78 Senior Member Posts: 1,004 Senior Member
    snake284 wrote: »
    .......I've got one regular 06 length action that I'm mounting the barrel that MileHigh Shooter sent me on it.

    I know where you can get your favorite caliber barrel for your next build!

    "This is a stainless Shilen #2 contour barrel in .270 that has been threaded for a large Ring 98 Mauser and short chambered in .270
    Winchester Match grade and lapped"

    :cool2: :popcorn:

    “When guns are outlawed, only patriots will have guns.”
  • earlyearly Senior Member Posts: 4,950 Senior Member
    You can say that again.
    My thoughts are generally clear. My typing, not so much.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,394 Senior Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    Mauser actions are awesome but they really do not lend themselves to precision long range shooting because of the relatively long lock times. They really shine in moderate distance rifles in thumper type calibers.

    My present gun smith has a couple of tricks to improve Mauser Lock Time. One is putting in a stronger firing pin spring. He built two of my sporter Mausers, a .257 AI and one he left the Mil spec barrel on in 8x57. I also have a .280 built on a 98 made by another smith. The bolt on it is noticeably easier to manipulate than the two my present smith built me.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,394 Senior Member
    10canyon53 wrote: »
    What part of Liberia were you in? I was in Maryland County, Liberia about 30 miles inland from Harper from 1983 until 1988.

    I was at the Port of Monrovia on the ocean. The only time I went inland at all was to Robert's Field, the International Air Port. The whole time I was there it smelled like Poo. I thought it was the sewer system or something. Then I discovered what I was smelling was pallets of raw rubber. Raw rubber smells just like that.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • 10canyon5310canyon53 Member Posts: 2,119 Senior Member
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