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Thread: First deer with the 71 Mauser

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    First deer with the 71 Mauser

    I passed up a number of small buck (still looking for the big one) but found this big doe. The 71 Mauser that I rebuilt did more than well!

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    “Tradition is not to preserve the ashes but to pass on the flame”

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    Nice long head. Cool rifle. What boolit and load?
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    Congrats!

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    Howdy BlackPowderLove,

    That's a fine packet of meat, and a gorgeous old rife. Did you do the woodwork?

    Tell us more about rifle, load, etc.

    Also, how does that tang sight not get in the way of your grip on the rifle? It seems to me there isn't enough room to place a hand either in front of, or behind it.

    Happy trails,

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    Last edited by Cary Gunn; 11-28-2019 at 02:33 AM.

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    AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Great report

    Thank you

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    Pegs the cool meter.

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    Way to cool, way to go man.

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    I'm waiting for more!
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    To answer questions…
    This is the 1871 that was museum quality in looks but nine firing about a year ago and I did all the work on it, including the carving. The site is a little far back but fits quite nicely in my hand. Having it further back also helps with the bolt. I am shooting 70 grains of 1.5 OE and filling the rest of the way with pufflon. The bullet is one I am casting from a custom mold from accuratemolds that is .450 and about 400 grains.
    “Tradition is not to preserve the ashes but to pass on the flame”

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    BPLove,

    I really like your stock carving. The carved deer scene adds both beauty and interest to a fine ol' smokepole.

    Happy trails,

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    nice deer!!!!!!!!
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    Congrats! And beautiful work on the rifle!
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    Well done on both the deer and the rifle!!

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    Nice hunt there.
    What caliber is that?
    Something like a 12x57mm??

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    Quote Originally Posted by kens View Post
    Nice hunt there.
    What caliber is that?
    Something like a 12x57mm??
    11.15x60
    “Tradition is not to preserve the ashes but to pass on the flame”

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    AKA .43 Mauser.

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    Good job on the rifle and the deer.
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    Good morning and Congratulations !
    It is enjoyable to read these about the hunts when the old firearms are well used.
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    Congratulations! Nice rifle and good meat.

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    Love them old guns and hunting! Congratulations on your hunt and rifle!
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