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    This thing will kick

    Browning 71 carbine.pdf

    Browning 71 "carbine" in 50-100-450. Put together to stop bears. Should be better than a 44 mag pistol. Special order for a customer.

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    Wow - that will kill on both ends...

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    Very nice, and if Grizz was charging probably wouldn't feel a thing!

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    That is one thick recoil pad( and probably still not enough).

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    And I thought my .45-70 was dangerous on both ends.
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    Yep, "That's gonna leave a mark" Black,blue and icky green.
    If a 41 won't stop it, I wouldn't bet my life on a 44.

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    That pad. Good grief!
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    Maybe I shouldn't ask.......Who ground off the finish installing the pad?

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    Seems designed to go into a scabbard while the specs are not given, it does look light in weight for what it chambers. Part of carrying a gun for self defense is that it gives you confidence and that heavy caliber rifle does indeed seem to do that. The easy button for stopping bears is a pump 12 ga shotgun with slug or often just buckshot is what many carry.

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    Agreed. A 12 gauge pump with top end Brenneke slugs would be just as capable and way less money. And you could practice more using low recoil ammo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RickinTN View Post
    Maybe I shouldn't ask.......Who ground off the finish installing the pad?

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    I'm not to good with a sander but the stock is do to be re-finished anyway. The forearm was shortened about 1.5". The real fun was making a barrel band to hold the mag tube. Getting a 71 or 1886 to feed 50 EX or 50-100 ( both the same case) is a chore. First getting them to go into the mag tube requires a bunch of filing and polishing. Depending on who makes the action there may be a half moon cut in front of the loading gate. On the 86 the carrier needs to be opened up a bit. Rim size is close to 45-70 but the body is fatter. Most of the 71s have a cartridge stop designed for a bottle neck cartridge so that sometimes has to be changed out with one form an 86. Sometimes the feed rails need to have a bit taken off. There seems to be quite a few variations on the actions wether it's from Browning ,Winchester or Japan.
    Last edited by John Taylor; 08-11-2022 at 01:09 PM.

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    I like the looks but I'm not sure I would like to shoot it..........
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    Quote Originally Posted by ddixie884 View Post
    I like the looks but I'm not sure I would like to shoot it..........
    Anything can be loaded down to tolerable levels, I think. Maybe 12 grains of Unique?
    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by RickinTN View Post
    Anything can be loaded down to tolerable levels, I think. Maybe 12 grains of Unique?
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    nope! full throttle loads! he needs to learn to shoot that thing smooth and straight standing up so it dont hurt too bad and he not scared of it at all .
    If he dont - then the bear is gonna win!!!!
    Dont matter how big them boolits if they hittin air

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    Quote Originally Posted by indian joe View Post
    nope! full throttle loads! he needs to learn to shoot that thing smooth and straight standing up so it dont hurt too bad and he not scared of it at all .
    If he dont - then the bear is gonna win!!!!
    Dont matter how big them boolits if they hittin air
    Aye, best to shoot those big calibers standing up on your hind legs so you can sway a bit in the breeze...

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    Very nice job on the proportions. Shortening the forend really helped in keeping it aesthetically balanced. As John mentioned a new barrel band for the mag tube was milled. Feeding issues need to be modified and in some cases the forend cap. Not many gunsmiths will tackle or attempt a project like this. Thanks for sharing the picture!
    Rick

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    I'm thinking Mercury recoil reducer AND the pad.
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check