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Bob Wright

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An old observation from many years ago among the gun fraternity:

"A man ought to have owned at some time in his life a .38 revolver, a .45 automatic, and a .30-30 and .30-06 rifle."

I've fit that except for the .30-06, though the US Army did lend me an M1 rifle for awhile. Had to give it back, though.

Been through quite a few .38s, only one .45, a Colt Gold Cup, and still have a couple of .30-30s.

Bob Wright
 

Mike J

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If a .357 revolver is close enough for the .38 (it will shoot .38's). I've got it covered. I don't have a .30-30 anymore. I had bought one when I was young. I got in a bind & sold it to raise cash to get out some trouble when I was 20. I was tempted recently by one just like it in a pawn shop (an older Marlin, it even had the gold trigger). I need to pick another one up one day.
 

dougader

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Having a 30-06, I've got all my bases covered.

That said, I own or have owned, several of all those calibers.
 
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Bob Wright said:
An old observation from many years ago among the gun fraternity:

"A man ought to have owned at some time in his life a .38 revolver, a .45 automatic, and a .30-30 and .30-06 rifle."

I've fit that except for the .30-06, though the US Army did lend me an M1 rifle for awhile. Had to give it back, though.

Been through quite a few .38s, only one .45, a Colt Gold Cup, and still have a couple of .30-30s.

Bob Wright

I own(ed) all of the above. The only thing different, is, I replaced the 30-06 with a .308 (Ruger M77 GSR .308 scout rifle) I hope that's excusable.
 

Bob Wright

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Sorry Gents, no substitution allowed. "Have owned" meets the premise.

And more than likely, it was a "Smith and Weston "Police Special .38"

And it "Shot hard!"

And the assessment of the .45 was that "it kicked like a mule and you couldn't hit the side of a barn with it."

Bob Wright
 

cas6969

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Bob Wright said:
"...owned at some time in his life...

By rough count I've owned eleven 38's, seventeen .45 ACPs, six 30-06's but only two 30-30's. :cry:

Probably missed something though.
 

Put

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Have a 30-06 and 38 sp. have owned a 30-30. Need another one. Only have 45 ACP in a Blackhawk conversion. This is just the justification I need for that Gold Cup National Match.

Thanks.
 

JFB

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I would think the caliber and ACTION should be part of the oldism

38 DA Revolver ---->Nope, only revolvers are 22 and 44
45 Automatic (1911) ---->Yelp,
3030 Lever ----> Nope, but owned a lever in 375Win
3006 Bolt---> Nope, but 30 caliber bolts in 308 and 300WM. do have a 3006 in break action O/U
 

pete44ru

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Bob Wright said:
And the assessment of the .45 was that "it kicked like a mule and you couldn't hit the side of a barn with it."


That was the predominate thought at my gun club, 15 years ago................ Until I let my then 11 year-old Grandson shoot my .45 Lightweight Commander for the 1st time.

The kid just laid several magazinesfull of factory 230gr FMJ's into the bulls-eye target, clustered pretty tightly in & around the x-ring - looking like he had years of shooting under his belt.

The other club members on the pistol range at the time, who had been verbally skeptical prior to his shooting, got very quiet, with a couple packing up & leaving. :mrgreen:


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tinman

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I've been informed, on several occasions, that I do not fit.......... :shock: ......never had an 06 and I'm still lookin for my first 30-30..... :wink:
 

Hugh

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Never had a .30-30 but would like to have one. I've got the rest though. I really like the 1911 and have been shooting that one for more than 55 years. One of my favorite shooters in my small gathering, and have never understood what people meant when they say it kicks like a mule.
 

blackhawknj

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I fit in nicely. I have never been a hunter, but I have spent some enjoyable hours at the range with my Marlin 336 using both factory ammunition and reloads.
 

SamV

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Well if I have more than one on the list, can I substitute it for one I don't have yet. Three .38 / .357 shooters but no long gun that fits. Several shotguns though.
What? No .22 on the list?
 

graygun

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Of the listed,only have a .357 revolver and just a 12 gauge for more serious stuff. I could use a hp rifle of some type.
 
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