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    We have all dealt with gunsmiths and some times you just have to wait your turn. Here in the midwest your patients gets tried, believe me!

    I sent my Ruger 30-06 of to Jess 10 days ago to get it turned into a 338-06. I was just thinking last night that I should give him a call and make sure it got there. Well it not only got there but he rebored it and the mail man dropped it off at my house today! Thats fast! I can't wait to get some loads worked up!

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    Boy, that sounds like the good old days. Glad to hear it! I've got a beater 1886 with a bum bore I've considered having done, and he just might be the one. Were his rates reasonable?

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    He said $225 back when he sent it off, dang cheap if ya ask me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ADfields View Post
    He said $225 back when he sent it off, dang cheap if ya ask me.
    Thanks. I quit following that thread when it turned into an ego grope.

    $225 beats heck out of a rebarrel. My 86 is in 38-56 and the action is tight, even if the bore is on its last legs. Plenty of meat for a 40 or 45 cal, but the hard part is deciding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elmerkeithclone View Post
    We have all dealt with gunsmiths and some times you just have to wait your turn. Here in the midwest your patients gets tried, believe me!

    I sent my Ruger 30-06 of to Jess 10 days ago to get it turned into a 338-06. I was just thinking last night that I should give him a call and make sure it got there. Well it not only got there but he rebored it and the mail man dropped it off at my house today! Thats fast! I can't wait to get some loads worked up!
    Glad to hear his service is still as good as it was for me. My total turn around was 8 days so he's off a little I guess! ;-) I can't wait to hear how she shoots EKC. Keep us all posted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrownBear View Post
    Thanks. "but the hard part is deciding".
    Isn't that the truth! I've got a few neat old guns that have been sitting untouched for along time just because I can't come together with myself on what to do with them! One of them is a dandy 1903 A3 Springfield that has been sporterized! So what do I do? I latch onto another one just like it for dirt cheap just last week. Now I got two of them to ponder about.....22 Cheetah? 220 Jaybird? 6MM-06? Some sort of way fast vermin snuffer for one of them....I know they burn barrels.....I don't care! They got more barrels!

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    Ah man, we'd be dangerous sitting down with a pot of coffee and scratch paper!

    I'm currently researching the 50-70, only because it was so highly regarded in its day, yet almost unseen today. Yeah, lots of folks would say "45-70" but that's so common it's drab.

    No hope for us, is there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrownBear View Post
    Ah man, we'd be dangerous sitting down with a pot of coffee and scratch paper!

    I'm currently researching the 50-70, only because it was so highly regarded in its day, yet almost unseen today. Yeah, lots of folks would say "45-70" but that's so common it's drab.

    No hope for us, is there?
    Your right...no hope and it might be dangerous but it'd be a hoot!

    Know what just dawned on me? Other than for the 50 BMG for target shooting and front stuffers for deer snuffing, I've never seen a 50 cal rifle. Nothin in these parts big enough to have call for one I reckon!

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    I've got a 50-140 Sharpes that's a wonder to behold, but a different beast than I envision in a 50 lever, even with the moderate power of standard 50-70 loadings. Of course, the Sharpes has a "shotgun" butt, while the 1886 has a crescent steel but. That should dim my any impulses to speed it up a little!

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