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Joe S. 12-10-2016 05:28 PM

Woods bummin with my 45
 
Still my most grabbed rifle.

I love this thing. I really need the Talo Trapper 357 to keep it company.

http://imageshack.us/a/img921/4634/G7GPUw.jpg

Catshooter45 12-10-2016 05:46 PM

That's a sweet looking rifle man. 45 Colt I presume? Tell us about it. I don't think it came from the factory that way!


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gcrank1 12-10-2016 06:34 PM

You have good taste, Joe :tango_face_wink:
My 357 std barrel on the case colored frame wore the 'classic' wood for a while but with the carbine forend (I changed it up to a palletwood set a while back; these are just so easy to mix & match). Ive yet to install a front sight, have a Williams WGRS ready to go but any blade would look like a gut hook without a ramp installed up front, so Ive been using a tidy old El Paso Weaver 2.5X. With it I KNOW it will be a shooter with irons too :tango_face_grin:.
You keep yer eye out for a 357 and I'll keep mine out for a 45.

Joe S. 12-10-2016 06:40 PM

Yes, 45. Basically as factory, but I added some Buffalo Classic sights and longer forend, and a butt cuff a friend made me.

Joe S. 12-10-2016 06:43 PM

That would be a nice setup. I got rid of my 357 because it was the heavy barrel, which i couldnt stand. A tapered barrel, something like the old Toppers, would be ideal!! That's why i want the Talo Trapper.

Quote:

Originally Posted by gcrank1 (Post 2363161)
You have good taste, Joe :tango_face_wink:
My 357 std barrel on the case colored frame wore the 'classic' wood for a while but with the carbine forend (I changed it up to a palletwood set a while back; these are just so easy to mix & match). Ive yet to install a front sight, have a Williams WGRS ready to go but any blade would look like a gut hook without a ramp installed up front, so Ive been using a tidy old El Paso Weaver 2.5X. With it I KNOW it will be a shooter with irons too :tango_face_grin:.
You keep yer eye out for a 357 and I'll keep mine out for a 45.


45/70fan 12-10-2016 07:19 PM

Nice looking rifle!! I'm considering de-scoping my 158 Topper 30/30 and installing a peep sight. Maybe one of my .357's too.

gcrank1 12-10-2016 07:29 PM

The 30-30 really does shine with a tidy scope as it is a true small bore express cartridge and can reach on out there, especially in a single shot reloaded with spitzers.
The 357 can reach out 'some', though nowhere in the same league and once confident in its capabilities (and limitations) by use of a scope I can see having a nice set of 'irons' to switch to.

slimmchance 12-18-2016 10:13 PM

just perfect

WECSOG 12-18-2016 10:50 PM

Nice! As I was clicking on the thread, I thought about all my various .45s I enjoy woodsbumming with. Two of them are H&Rs: a .45/70 and a ca. 1972 .45 Huntsman. I've been meaning to get a WGRS for both, or I might just make my own peep sight for the Huntsman.

dpe.ahoy 01-17-2017 04:06 PM

I like my 45 colt, except for the huge chamber. Think I'll start a new thread for some ideas on what to do with it. Nice looking rig you have Joe S. DP

gcrank1 01-17-2017 05:19 PM

Huge chamber?, ie, oversize? Dont resize the cases (might have to 'index' them too) and use as large a dia. cast bullet as will comfortably fit into the fully fire-formed case mouth. A smidge of crimp will hold all together for field use.
Easy, peasy:
Decap
Recap
Throw powder
Seat bullet
Go shoot
Repeat as needed

Joe S. 01-17-2017 07:12 PM

Have you seen the Skinner peep sight? It's a little more expensive but they are ROCK solid!

Quote:

Originally Posted by WECSOG (Post 2381929)
Nice! As I was clicking on the thread, I thought about all my various .45s I enjoy woodsbumming with. Two of them are H&Rs: a .45/70 and a ca. 1972 .45 Huntsman. I've been meaning to get a WGRS for both, or I might just make my own peep sight for the Huntsman.


dpe.ahoy 01-17-2017 08:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gcrank1 (Post 2054862034)
Huge chamber?, ie, oversize? Dont resize the cases (might have to 'index' them too) and use as large a dia. cast bullet as will comfortably fit into the fully fire-formed case mouth. A smidge of crimp will hold all together for field use.
Easy, peasy:
Decap
Recap
Throw powder
Seat bullet
Go shoot
Repeat as needed

That would work better for me if I didn't have 6 other 45 Colt firearms. Thought about rechamber to 450 Bushmaster, base is .500" taper to .480" Still just a thought. DP

gcrank1 01-17-2017 09:45 PM

Segregating and dedicating my brass/loads for that gun sounds way easier and cheaper than rechambering which would give you specialized, dedicated brass anyway. Plus you get the joy of having beat the 'problem' with sound reloading techniques :tango_face_wink:.

revbc 01-18-2017 03:36 PM

Sho nuff a MS & LA deer getter. Sure purdy too........

stewmagoo 01-25-2017 06:39 PM

Joe, you know that's my favorite rifle that I have ever witnessed on this forum.

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Rooter pig 01-25-2017 09:19 PM

That's a sweet rifle.

Joe S. 01-30-2017 09:59 PM

Missed the last few replies.

Thanks yall.

econewpower 01-31-2017 05:47 PM

Wow, that is truly a beautiful rifle buddy, enjoy it!


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