131 year old caliber

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131 year old caliber

#1 Post by vancelw » Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:03 am

Not a levergun, unfortunately.
A late 60s Remington 700 action with a #5 Douglas bbl in 8x57JS. Norma 196 gr Oryx.

Next time I come, I'm bringing my 405, 444, or .45-70
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Re: 131 year old caliber

#2 Post by Nath » Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:14 am

8) wow, a real 700 8)
Congrats on your hunt and err that's not a magnum round, were you scared :wink:

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Re: 131 year old caliber

#3 Post by Bill in Oregon » Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:29 am

It has never gotten a fraction of the respect it deserves in the United States -- yet it is the parent round of the majority of our useful cartridges today.

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#4 Post by gamekeeper » Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:13 am

That's a fine trophy, fine rifle too :mrgreen:
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#5 Post by piller » Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:40 am

Looks as if you are having fun. Congratulations on a nice set of horns for your wall.
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#6 Post by Griff » Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:47 am

Congrats!
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Re: 131 year old caliber

#7 Post by Pete44ru » Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:57 am

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Nice Sable - congrats ! . :)

Next, you can try to take an Oryx with your Oryx...…… :mrgreen:


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Re: 131 year old caliber

#8 Post by vancelw » Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:39 pm

Pete44ru wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:57 am
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Nice Sable - congrats ! . :)

Next, you can try to take an Oryx with your Oryx...…… :mrgreen:


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Re: 131 year old caliber

#9 Post by t.r. » Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:00 am

Years ago, I was stationed in Spain with USAF and applied for a license to hunt red stag. It took some time for the paperwork to go through the Spanish system. Eventually, I received the license and arranged for a guide to hunt these amazing animals. The rifle that I rented was stamped 7.9mm, a worn but beautiful stock and slick action. The scope featured post and cross hair. But ammunition was a name that I did not recognize. On the third day of the hunt, I downed a good stag at approx 175 yards with two shots through the chest organs. Good performance and a great memory!

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