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Thread: Traded for a H&R Buffalo classic today!

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    Boolit Master
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    Traded for a H&R Buffalo classic today!

    Was in a gunshop last week and picked up ac7mm/08 Handi rifle with sling, and s 2x7 Redfield scope on it, for $160 out the door. Today I went by another small lgs that had a Buffalo classic in 45/70 on the shelf for 4 months, with no sights and a cheape scope on it. I knew the owner wanted to move it, so I bought in the 7mm/08 and asked how he would trade. He thought for a moment and said $50! I nearly broke his arm putting the money in his hand. I hit footed it home and removed the scope and base. I had a original rear peep sight and front sight that a. Customer had me take off a buffalo classic 10 years ago, he had me cut the barrel back to 26, recrown it, and cut the stock off an inch and put a limb saver pad on it. When I asked him what he was going to do with the sights and butt plate he said I could have them! I had the rear sights pub on in a few minutes, and instead of putting on the Lyman sight for the front, I put on a globe ft with a small Brass bead. I thought it would shoot high, and I was right, it shot about 4 high with a center hold at 100 yds, but if I put the bead on the bottom of the peep arpeture, it was only about 1& 1/2 inches high! I have been on a roll lately and bought/ traded for 4 nice 45/70s in the last 5 months. Where will this addiction lead me? Lol!

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    Boolit Master
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    Love my Buffalo Classic. I've spent a lot of time with it and it groups remarkably well with smokeless at 100yds. You won't be sorry.

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    Yah lucky stiff!!!

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    You're in a heap of trouble, boy. GW
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    Or walk with Kings, nor lose the common touch,
    Yours is the earth and everything that's in it,
    And, which is more, you'll be a man my son!" R. Kipling

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    You hit the lotto twice!

    Nicely done.

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    the buff classic was the best intro to BPCR on a mini budget,

    too bad it's long gone as there's nothing out there at that price tag for someone looking to stick a toe into the game.

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    I use a .45-70 BC for out-of-state deer hunts; but drop a 12ga Stalker II slug barrel onto the BC frame for deer hunting here (no CF rifles allowed for hunting).

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    Experience is a wonderful thing - It lets you recognize a mistake, when you make it again.

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    Good trade!!! Always wanted one; something else always seems to catch my fancy when I have money in hand

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