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OK , here' my story..
My wife don't like me anymore, she loves me but I don't think she likes me.

She knows ,most of the time, when I am on the hunt for a particular gun. I mention it often.
I gotta get her involved, and interested in what I'm interested in. She is cool with that.

BUUUT....
Sunday, a guy advertised locally, (well an hour 10 min north) that he had a H&R Handi SB2 rifle LNIB , in 45-70 govt.
Now yall know very well, that anything in 45 70 gov , usually gets my attention.

He was asking $350, that's OK but not what I'd give. So I arranged for the wife and I to drive there at 2pm and take a look.

He ask me if there was anything else I liked , as he was selling off a bunch of his guns, I said yeah I been on the lookout for an H&R Ultra slug ....he laughed and said "I got one" , I said "bring it". I been looking for a long time.

So we drove up and He showed me the 45-70 first, Tapered bull barrel , that's a plus,
Like he said, LNIB, cant tell its ever been fired...$350. hmmmm

Then He showed me the H&R Ultra slug , whoa, LNIB and a rifled BULL Barrel, and a Bushnell Sportsman Scope , and sling. Holy crap , never dreamed of getting one with the BULL barrel ( its a 10 gage barrel bored to 12ga) I actually have been wanting a real cannon anyway .... .730 dia bore.. $425....hmmm

Then he brings out this gorgeous Stainless Steel Marlin 25MNSS bolt action .22 magnum , Ducks Unlimited edition. .
Its pretty, nice rifle, I got a Marlin in .22mag already, bore is great, stock is dinged up a bit.

Buuuttt...... what got my attention was the Scope ...yeah the scope, it is a 20 year old Weaver Classic 2x10x38...I just happen to be familiar with that scope, and knew it was about $200 scope., and was still clear as could be, fantastic double + crosshair, in really good condition. I figure , what the heck , if I can get the rifle cheap enough , I may bite...he is asking $325.

So I make him a couple low ball offers on the 45-70, then the Slug gun and the 45-70, then the Slug gun and the Marlin. HA! he's moving ..

Finally, I said, here's all I can do.... 2 bills for the 45-70, 2 bills for the Marlin, and 3 bills for the slug gun. He cried , whined, bent over to puke, stood up and in a squeaky voice said OK.

I drove away with all 3 guns or $700.

Now my wife don't like me , just because I bought 3 guns... she just don't understand what a great deal I just made.













Just because......

btw, that little 45-70 is light weight and ,with warm reloads, woohoo kicks like a mad mule..:melikey:

Haven't tried the shoulder cannon yet.:rolleyes:

Jim
 

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Cool! Can't wait to see these in October. Very nice looking guns!

More .45-70's, huh? Guess I better pack my strap-on shoulder pad in my luggage for this trip...
 

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Buuuttt...... what got my attention was the Scope ...yeah the scope, it is a 20 year old Weaver Classic 2x10x38...I just happen to be familiar with that scope, and knew it was about $200 scope., and was still clear as could be, fantastic double + crosshair, in really good condition. I figure , what the heck , if I can get the rifle cheap enough ,
You did good. Really good.
And she'll probably start liking you again in a few weeks:rolleyes:.
An appliance upgrade may smooth things over:headstratch:.

That scope--- total:drool:.
Hope to gaze thru that piece of glass myself .

Maybe make a note:
1. Don't take the Mrs with you when you buy guns.
2. Stash two of them in the garage before you walk in with the one you "bought";).
3. Enjoy marital harmony:quickkiss::).
 

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What a great day! She definitely loves you and yea, she'll get back to liking you soon enough.
 

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I LOVE my 45-70 Handi rifle. It is an absolute deer slayer. Being so light it is definitely not shoulder friendly though. I'd be all over that awesome deal and my wife would probably be ok with if amazingly enough. She keeps insisting we need more guns and ammo and I have to play the sensible one...that's really hard to do!
 

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Great score Jim. :rayof:

Anytime I find anything I'm really lusting after, it's always half a fortune -- even after decent haggling, I still feel like I've been fleeced by a used car salesman or con artist. :eek:

At least the few replacements for sentimental firearms we lost in a family fire while away at school were good quality, but fairly well mass produced. Even today, ones from that era are still available at affordable prices. We were poor people then. We just bought good quality and value, not expensive.

A couple, I haven't even tried to replace. It wouldn't feel right if it wasn't Dad's own Remy 700 BDL in .270 with an original 4 power Weaver scope. Or Popaw's old generic nylon stock, double barrel, 20 gage. Don't even know the brand name. He bought it sometime in the 1920's, as best I can tell. As far as I know, the only gun he owned, and the first one I shot at almost 7 years old. Kicked like a mule to a 35 pound kid. He used it for everything he hunted, which was often. We were country folks and either raised our own meat or hunted it -- on top of a 5 acre garden, so didn't starve either.
 

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Read a quote the other day, "When I am gone, I hope my wife doesn't sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them."
 

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What a great day! She definitely loves you and yea, she'll get back to liking you soon enough.
Yeah , she will come around,

But when I see that eyebrow go up, and there aint no smile from her for a day or two,

But here it is on Friday, and she is back to normal,

I'm back in her graces...;):D

and I have 3 nice , new to me , guns....:cool:

Now , I just wont let her know that those saboted slug shells for that Cannon are $3 to $5 a shot.:eek::nuts:......:)



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But here it is on Friday, and she is back to normal,
Kinda makes you wonder what she bought herself yesterday!
 

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Now , I just wont let her know that those saboted slug shells for that Cannon are $3 to $5 a shot.:eek::nuts:......:)
Your secret is safe with us.
 

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Muy bueno Fido!!!!!!!!!!!! Great deal. Ya got him down and made him squirm. Shoulda asked if he had any more?
 

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Muy bueno Fido!!!!!!!!!!!! Great deal. Ya got him down and made him squirm. Shoulda asked if he had any more?
Oh he did...
The 4th one he brought out was one I wanted also, but I know when to draw the line...I hate sleeping on the couch.

He had a Mossberg 695, bolt action 12 ga slug gun, with ported barrel, a nice Bushnell scope, and sling, that was LNIB, asking $350, I coulda probably got for $200. He said it was a tackdriver @ 100yrds with Hornady saboted slugs.

I haven't slept on the couch in a while,

at least a couple months...:rolleyes::)




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No problem for me. I got three other bedrooms and 2 couches.:D

Will see next week if anything turns up at the first big gunshow for the fall season around here. Been kinda dead for me all summer. One small show 40 miles north of here was postponed till Sept. cause the building was damaged by a tornado. Have a buddy that's suppose to bring me a few guns for the show too. Mostly Wally World guns. He said he had just picked up a 1903 Colt hammerless .32 in 50% condition. I could have first crack at it. Swaps only, no $. He said he could not get here till next week when he brought the other stuff for the show. I got a feeling he won't have it by then.
 

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Gonna have to buy another tornado building. That slug gun's gotta weigh a ton with that bull barrel. And probably out kicks the Browning 45-70. But you ONLY spent $700 and came home with 3 guns. Not one.

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Gonna have to buy another tornado building. That slug gun's gotta weigh a ton with that bull barrel. And probably out kicks the Browning 45-70. But you ONLY spent $700 and came home with 3 guns. Not one.

Gary
WE gonna find out , if I can save up enough money to buy some of them gold plated sabot slugs.

I don't know why I cant shoot regular full bore slugs thru it....gotta research that idea.:)

Ill let you try it out when you get here.:) I hate having the only bruised shoulder.

I only shot 2 hot rounds thru that little H&R SB2 , and 3 days later....my shoulder turned from bluish green to yellowish .:eek::D

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Well, if it's anything like that blackpowder pistol you had last year, I can read your mind now, "Boy, this thing kicks like a mule! Guess I better add MORE powder for the next shot!" :eek:
 

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Dave,
You haven't even seen the TC Encore in 300 win mag that I picked up 2 months ago.

I'm afraid to let anyone shoot it, I zeroed it in with 6 shots, and that's all I wanted.




I was black and blue, half way across my chest, for 7 days....:cool::cool: love it.

Or the CVA Accura ML rifle, with 120 gr of powder..
I shot it one time....only....with 130 grn of powder.:eek:

I'm getting excited to see you guys.




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You may have noticed my cheating technique for shooting the big boomers ... I shoot them standing up! :cool:

Much easier to absorb the recoil than if you're leaning into them on the bench, or Heaven forbid, shooting prone.

First time I shot Dennis' .50BMG, I was going to pick it up, but thought that might be a little too obvious. So I gritted my teeth and shot it from the bench. Luckily, to my surprise, it's recoil was about equal to a .30-06 or a 12ga, or maybe even lighter. Not a problem. But you guys would have been on to me had I tried to shoot that behemoth offhand...
 

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Jim. If you use regular foster slugs in your rifled barrel you will lead up the rifling in the barrel. The sabot slugs use the wading to contact the rifling in the barrel. the slug never touches the barrel. Sabot slugs are pricy but you will be surprised how accurate they are out of a shotgun. Look for breanke KO slugs. they are cheaper then the remington copper jacketed sabot slugs like I use in my rifled slug gun. You can look around and find cheaper sabot slugs for target practice.
 

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First time I shot Dennis' .50BMG... it's recoil was about equal to a .30-06 or a 12ga, or maybe even lighter. Not a problem.
That's because of the gargantuan muzzle brake that clears out everyone's ear, eye, and sinus cavities up and down the firing line. :eek:
 
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