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Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 05-25-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,046
Posted By hybridfiat
To my mind the Savage is a good choice as a...

To my mind the Savage is a good choice as a customisable rifle if you are happy to do barrel changes yourself and are happy to go slowly towards a long range goal. My only concern is the stock. A...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 05-11-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,022
Posted By hybridfiat
Yes, I have a Zeiss 6.5-20 too. The point I was...

Yes, I have a Zeiss 6.5-20 too. The point I was making was that the higher the power the higher the cost if you want good optics at the highest setting. Otherwise the money is wasted.
Going with a...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 05-10-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,022
Posted By hybridfiat
Some very good advice here; .223, Savage,...

Some very good advice here; .223, Savage, Laminated stock, GOOD SCOPE!!!!
If you have an accurate rifle regardless of the cost and mount a cheap scope on it you are wasting time and money.
Save...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 04-08-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 503
Posted By hybridfiat
Ill leave it with my brother in law over in...

Ill leave it with my brother in law over in Whakatane. He's a trustworthy bloke and I know he wont abuse it.

I should add that Im going to scrape the checkering off the forestock. I was learning...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 04-07-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 503
Posted By hybridfiat
Oooops, having trouble uploading the pics. Ill...

Oooops, having trouble uploading the pics.
Ill try again
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 04-07-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 503
Posted By hybridfiat
My New Zealand deer rifle

Ive been putting a rifle together to take to NZ shoot deer and pigs then leave there for the next time.
It had to be a rifle I don't use much, if at all.
This is a Martini Enfield in .35 Whelen...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 04-06-2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 786
Posted By hybridfiat
Yes the primers were fully indented. We have...

Yes the primers were fully indented.
We have great difficulty getting projectiles here in uncommon calibers. .358 is non-existent and .312 difficult. I had to make do with what I could get.
Yes I...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 04-05-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 786
Posted By hybridfiat
Ive shot off a few of the rounds he got with the...

Ive shot off a few of the rounds he got with the rifle. About 60 so far. Interesting to say the least, some failed to fire. Others (a good many) were fractional hangfires. So Im getting practice at...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 04-05-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 786
Posted By hybridfiat
Yes, but only for now. The 'fascists' are out to...

Yes, but only for now. The 'fascists' are out to get us legal shooters while conveniently ignoring the illegal weapons.
It costs $179 just to add 1 gun to a license plus the license costs $54/year...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 04-05-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 786
Posted By hybridfiat
Lee Enfield question

Hi Ive just joined. I was a gunsmith from 1992 to 1997 and have 'dabbled' since.
I recently acquired an unmarked No4 (Savage 1942) from a friend who bought it 32 years ago. He bought it and 250...
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