Old School shooters?

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by jpattersonnh, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    My only rifle is a 1938 Mosin Nagant 91/30, I use the iron sights, and surplus ammo. Is that old school enough? :)
     

  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Well, now and again, I drag out the Model 71 and put a few rounds of .348 Winchester downrange. Then go home and whimper softly......
     
  3. 30-30remchester

    30-30remchester New Member

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    Got a number of iron sighted old timers.
     
  4. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    1903 Springfield 03-A3. Love to shoot the Old Gal! It is in great condition. I only shoot her about 5-10 rounds a year. The Bolt Face still has 80% of the finish still on it. Something about the old guns. God I wish they could talk! I know you have some nice ones!

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  5. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Do you mean 'old school guns' or 'old school shooters' as in old PEOPLE?
     
  6. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    I took my MAS 49/56 deer hunting 4 or 5 times this year.
     

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  7. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    Old school shooters. You can use a new rifle w/ irons if you can find one!
    I never thought of them as old guns, they are in there prime! Kinda like me.;)


    Old school shooters: Guys that use basic iron sight firearms, standard 3 position off hand positions, find a thrill in using 100 year old technology.
    Find it works just fine!!! 303Tom, you suck! That is a great rifle.
     
  8. jpattersonnh

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    That works. Maybe I can find a way to meet you in FLA for some pig hunting. I'll send some ammo down before hand.
     
  9. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    I'd love to see a pic. The A3 is the bride, not the brides maid.
     
  10. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    That sounds good, except I'm not in Florida! :) And hogs aren't a problem yet right here in my area, not much of hunting them. Oh there's a few, and some people hunt them, but right here they haven't become the problem that they are in other places, at least not yet.
     
  11. neilage66

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    Are we talking like *friends of Al Freeland* here? :D
     
  12. jpattersonnh

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    OK your in Northern Fla.! Ole' Miss sounds good! My Brother lives in Hernando Fla. Thought it might be kinda close. A few hours. Lots of pigs.
     
  13. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Ha ha, yeah it might as well be north florida, it gets hot and muggy enough! But that would be Hernando MS, just south of Memphis TN.
     
  14. ChicagoJoe

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    I have taken two deer with a 1943 Lee Enfield No 4 with only iron sights. I like to think that my rifle has been used to killed both deer and Nazis.
     
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    I'm not into the dressing up part, it is fun though.
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  17. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    I have a 1942 No4 FTR'ed in 1952, 1/3 trigger upgrade. Love that rifle!
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    More then any other action/ rifle type, I have Classic Mausers. Just something about the wood stocks and smooth, strong action. I sold a few off, so I'm down to 9 or so.
     
  18. Wambli

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    Well my hunting gun battery at this point includes a 1919 manufacture Winchester '94, a first generation Savage 99 in .300 Savage, a sporterized Krag, a sporterized 03, A mid 50's Winchester Model 70, a 1939 Sauer Mauser '98, a 1940 Browning A5, an 1897 Winchester 12 ga, a few 1930's-40's and 50's Vintage Mossberg 22s, and a 1958 Colt Huntsman .22... And comming in a few weeks a 1906 manufacture Colt 1892 Revolver in .41 Long Colt.

    I think I might qualify. :D
     
  19. neilage66

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    Anybody use a Gunsmoke powered by carbide (methane) to blacken iron sights?

    I do. Does this make me and Al Freeland old school? :p

    I know Birchwood Casey makes the spray on stuff but I've got carbide to last a lifetime and it's always cause to start a conversation at the range. :)