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Old 08-19-2013, 01:33 AM   #11
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I would love a 1903.
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I would love a 1903.
I know it's not semi, but I thought I would put it out their because it would be really cool to have one.
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Old 08-19-2013, 01:50 AM   #13
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When I was a young deer I wanted a BAR. Instead I cheaped out and bought a Remington Woodsmaster. The gun was accurate. I could hit anything I could see with the rifle. But the thing seldom cycled like it should. In over 20 years of driving deer with dogs I never saw a Woodsmaster that would cycle reliably. I ended up selling the Woodsmaster and I took a bath on the sale. Then one day I walked into a gunshop and there was the gun of a my dreams. A safari grade BAR made in Belgium and I had just paid off my credit card. I bought the gun and I haven't looked back.

I went bear hunting in NV. The guide looked at my rifle and his eyes just rolled up in his head. We went for target practice and I blasted anything he wanted to shoot. I did not have a scope on the rifle, just the iron sights that came on it. He asked if I had a bionic eye.

I can't see as well as I used too but I still haven't put a scope on the BAR. If the good lord lets me see the iron sights for the rest of my days I won't put a scope on it.

I can say this much if you are going to plunk down the cash to buy a BAR don't buy one of those stainless steel jobs with the synthetic stock. Save your money and buy a real Belgian made BAR. You won't live long enough to regret it.
I have three woodmasters one in .308, 30-06, and .280. They all cycle just fine.
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I was just curious as to what a good semi-auto 30-06 would be to go with. Something that functions well, looks nice but can take a beating while hunting in the woods.
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I was just curious as to what a good semi-auto 30-06 would be to go with. Something that functions well, looks nice but can take a beating while hunting in the woods.
I don't care for the woodmasters accuracy, I was just pointing out that mine function fine. Obviously something like a garand would be cool and reliable.
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Made in America Woodmaster is low quality. (I had one. Junk) Browning BAR is a great, well made, top end rifle (I have a BAR in .338 WinMag)

Made in Japan?? Who cares? Quality trumps place of manufacture.
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I see your point locutus, but I would always try my best to buy American. But if the BAR is so much better than that may be the one. Seems like there should be more to choose from.
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I have three woodmasters one in .308, 30-06, and .280. They all cycle just fine.
I would have to see it to believe it. When we could run dogs just anywhere we would have 50+ hunters on Saturday. You know with that many hunters I saw a lot of Woodsmasters jam before I formed an opinion. On the other hand, if you don't shoot them they don't jam.
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I would have to see it to believe it. When we could run dogs just anywhere we would have 50+ hunters on Saturday. You know with that many hunters I saw a lot of Woodsmasters jam before I formed an opinion. On the other hand, if you don't shoot them they don't jam.
It may be the newer ones, the ones I have are really early models, I have seen more problems with Remington products, like the 770.
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I have my grandfathers old 740 accuracy every deer he shot at was DRT shot in the neck. All of the different model #'s 740, 7400 etc have all had their problems that is why they keep retooling them and giving them different model numbers. If I had my druthers I would go for the Garand or BAR. I have a Garand in .308.
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