New rifle, non Ruger, but a keeper!

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Brother_Love

Single-Sixer
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I just traded for this rifle with another forum member. I made a quick trip to backyard range this morning. I could only set the target at 50 yds because of fresh cut hay on the ground. I do not like to walk in it, will bale it tomorrow.

This is a J C Higgins, Sears, model 50, 30/06 made in 1952. It is built on a FN Beligian Mauser action.

This is 4 shots at 50 yds, I believe the 100 yd accuracy has lots of potential. This was factory WW 150 gr PSP ammo.

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Malcolm
 

Brother_Love

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Thanks fellas! I am thinking of a Weaver 2-7 from that period. I also am considering re-stocking it, but it shoots so good i am afraid I will mess that up. Malcolm
 

DGW1949

Hunter
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Yeah on them old steel-tube Weavers.
To my way of thinking, a nice old gun like you got deserves a nice old scope. Anything marked china or japan just wouldn't be right.

DGW.....who's got a soft spot for Texas-made stuff.
 

dfletcher

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IIRC, Weaver also made their scopes for JC Higgins as an in house brand. I'd get one of those, all original & period correct. And you'll pay a touch less for the Higgins marked Weaver also.
 
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