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    Default Held "Big Nan" today

    I tracked down "Big Nan" and was allowed by the owner to hold her. It was a privilege to do so, though it required some cajoling on my part. Got to caress her, work her bolt, shoulder her, and basically just enjoy the feeling of a weapon which had been carried and used all over Alaska (and Africa I believe). She was surprising light for a .375. I was surprised that the front sling swivel was sweated onto the barrel. The butt pad was multi-layered, and I was told she had had 3 stocks. I expected to see an ebony forepiece, but no. The checkering was conservative. She wore a side mounted scope mount. Had been a .300 at one point.

    I felt too forward in my behavior to ask for a photoAttachment 53036 of the whole rifle, but I should have. I did grab a picture of the tag on her well-known seal skin case.

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    Sayak.....sayak.....sayak.....

    I dont just want to hear of this rifle.....

    what you have done is "described" porn, and shown us the "credits!"........Dang, That just aint right!

    Anyone have a picture of a Rifle as Killer as Buffaloe Bills Lucrezia Borgia ???

    Did Bell name his rifle???
    If you can't Kill it with a 30-06, you should Hide.

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    Very cool my friend I would pay admission to be able to examine Mr Waugh's storied and well traveled rifle. You are very privileged sir.

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    I still believe his ideas on hunting in Alaska should be put to use
    Now left only to be a turd in the forrest and the circle will be complete.Use me as I have used you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amigo Will View Post
    I still believe his ideas on hunting in Alaska should be put to use
    Yep, making people walk would sure limit hunting to the serious. Never happen though, people wouldn't get a chance to justify their huge investments in their toys... um equipment.
    Having said that, I sure did enjoy using one of Claude's UTVs to get a little closer to animals. Maybe the old, disabled and infirm could ride (not serious guys, don't go AS on me).

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    I have nearly warn out my book on Hal and it would be a dream come true to hold his rifle.

    That said it isn't like he didn't use a plane to get out and hunt. It seems that some pretend that he magic-ed himself into the field and expect us to now hike 100 miles off the highway in the name of fair chase. I also recall him trying a "trail bike" that proved ineffective.

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    Hals idea was not about flying but hauling game down the highways.Fly from your home in Farebanks and back into Farebanks.No traveling down the road more than a hundred miles from your house.Basicaly if you want to live in a big town for better pay and shops than hunt in those big town areas
    Now left only to be a turd in the forrest and the circle will be complete.Use me as I have used you

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    I think you are putting words in his mouth... He made a living taking people from all over the globe hunting all over AK. That sure doesn't sound like a guy who believes one should only hunt on their own doorstep. I am confident he didn't believe in using a plane to spot animals, beyond that I think you are trying to invoke his name to support your ideology.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuJon View Post
    beyond that I think you are trying to invoke his name to support your ideology.
    I can see the logic in that statement.
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    Maybe I,m thinking more of the purposed ideas of Frank Dufresne to F&G. Congrats sayak for getting to do something so special to an old nimrod
    Now left only to be a turd in the forrest and the circle will be complete.Use me as I have used you

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    It would be nice to see much less handle "Big Nan" one of these days. That rifle has been there and done it all in Alaska too bad it can't talk or write.

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