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Discussion in 'Other Toys/Hobbies' started by SgtCaboose, Jul 13, 2009.

  1. Bradzac

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    Did you buy that new or second hand? It looks like it has been bedded in that pic of the stamping. It doesn't look like an 85, so I'm guessing second hand?

    Got any side on pics?
     
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  2. Tiger Toast

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    Second Hand

    It's an L61R Finnbear Safari, so it's got a few years on it.

    I think I've got a profile pick somewhere I'll find it.

    Shoulder is a tad sore today. Not as harsh as I thought it would be tho.

    [​IMG]
     
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  3. dave_dave_dave

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    You have displeased your cat with this purchase.
     
  4. Tiger Toast

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    He's upset because it's in his sunny spot
     
  5. miicah

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    The videos I watched had a horrible lever action.
     
  6. Andrew357

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  7. sugaris

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    I have an Adler... if your a wimp and don't give it to her when re-cocking then yes... you will look like that dude in the bottom video. You have to be hard down and hard up again. Treat it rough.
     
  8. Bradzac

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    Sounds like my Ruger Scout when I first bought it. A lot of work to it and use, and it eventually wore in to something nice. Doesn't make it any less of a piece of shit though. If you have to treat it rough, it's not a show of manliness, it's a sign of a shit product.
     
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  9. Andrew357

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    I was happy with my Scout out of the box when used at the range and it performed well for me on my first hunt on the weekend just passed. But given it was my first rifle my standards might be a little low.

    My Marlin 1895 however needed the action to be polished up to be as smooth as it is now (a little clunky comes to mind) but it was nothing like what you see in those Adler videos.
     
  10. zero_velocity

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    If it quacks like a duck....
     
  11. Bradzac

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    .... shoot it and make duck pancakes?
     
  12. zero_velocity

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    Sure, but just dont try and pass it off as chicken "if you chew it a certain way"

    EDIT: Having owned a howa 243 & tikka ctr 308 I can quite comfortably say that after buying my first sako about a month ago, that I wouldn't bother with another cheap gun, and will probably end up selling my howa 243 in place of another sako when funds are forgiving.

    By no means am I in any rush to buy another rifle, as my shooting frequency is bi-annually, and by no means are my tikka and howa bad guns, they fit the price I was prepared at the time, its just that once you experience a well engineered piece you really do appreciate it and start seeing faults in everything else, not that by any means a sako is a perfect rifle, its just better than tikka and howa (and priced accordingly)
     
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  13. Tiger Toast

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    Nah mate just buy old Mausers then you get the shit hot rifke for cheap.
     
  14. Munkiboy

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    OK, so I am based in Georgia USA, so access to guns is not that difficult. Being a VISA immigrant there are a few more hoops to jump through but, finally, Mrs Munki let me buy a rifle for this hunting season. Last few I have bow-hunted or used a mates 308 or other rifle.

    Got myself a 300 Win Mag Bergara rifle with Zeiss 3x Terra 3-9x 42mm scope. Killed my first buck with it on opening day and taking it on a hunt next week in North Carolina.

    Next up - Adler shotgun for Turkey season :)

    And maybe a .223 for varmints.
     
  15. sugaris

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    If you're based in the USA... I wouldn't be buying an Adler. I'd be buying something nice like a semi auto Benelli or Berreta. Australian gun laws are gimp and we have to settle for shit like Adlers.
     
  16. miicah

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    I think I'm gonna try clay shooting over the holidays.
     
  17. dave_dave_dave

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    Proper club or just the Belmont ssaa clay thrower?
     
  18. zero_velocity

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    That thing is a joke. Go to a proper club.
     
  19. miicah

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    No idea, what's the best place to go near Brisbane?
     
  20. SquarkyD

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    I'm a member at Caboolture and it's great, Skeet, Trap and Sporting running every Saturday. BGC is good for trap but pretty expensive.
     

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