I once a Weatherby O/U with presentation wood and fancy engraving. After almost killing myself a number of times trying to protect the stupid rifle and getting me all banged up, I sold it and bought something more servicable for me. Last gun I ever had with pretty wood. Most of mine now look like they were made from 2X6 lumberLorenzo":3rmw3e8t said:I promise I will post pictures from the target once I manage to visit the Shooting Club.
But I was told it shoots better than it looks ;-)
Poor rifle, maybe he should have deserve a better owner than me, I can only promise him scratches on the wood and rust on the barrel, with some missing shots now and then... :roll:
But I also promise him some good memories of bush, dust and campfires with some venison now and then to fill the fridge...
I think he will pefer his new life rather than sitting in a gun safe for several years without seeing the sun as he has been till today. What a sinn !!!
Lorenzo":3dw0qqvn said:Hi my friend,
It was done in an argentinean action but (I am not an expert) one from a small replacement bunch that Mauser sent to Argentina that I was told were really good. At least that was what I was told but who knows.. :roll:
The barrel is a Shilen. Here we use many germans barrels mostly Lothar Walther but this was an american one.
The stock was taken from an uruguayan walnut, they are not indigenous from here, just like the eucalypthus, so I don't know the origin of that specific specie, but the tree was cut here.
I have changed the scope and put on it a Schmidt & Bender 3-12x50 Zenith model with german n°4 reticle.
I bought 6 boxes of Remington Premiuim ammo with 140 grains Swift A- Frame bullets, so I am ready... :cowboy:
I am like crazy to try it, I am daydreaming with the next red stag rut in Argentina. I know it's enough but sometimes when hunting there is not such thing as a perfect broadside shot and I know the 270 will be on the light side. this is the only concern I have about it, but I will love to bag a red stag with that rifle.
They are much smaller than elk, a big red can reach 250 kilos max. (500 lbs?).
How much an elk can weight ??