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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 1:47 pm    Post subject: First time in three years...... Reply with quote

Well, last week I too my wife's 3006 out to shoot a group. First time to the range in ...too long. I wanted to make sure the thing would shoot before I sold or traded it and having never firing it or even seen my wife fire it just wanted to be sure.



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 2:00 pm    Post subject: Re: First time in three years...... Reply with quote

Yours shoots better then that? Not bad for a first run...

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 4:27 pm    Post subject: Re: First time in three years...... Reply with quote

You shoot it or did your wife shoot it?

one of them seems to be a keeper Very Happy

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 2:33 am    Post subject: Re: First time in three years...... Reply with quote

I am selling the rifle and keeping the wife.
I shot this group with ammo that I had worked up in my 3006.
Mine will hold .5 to .75" groups at 100 yds with that load but the guns are different and those peep sights are hard to deal with when you can't see the front sight and target clearly at the same time. It is at least a hunting gun as it is and with a good scope it may do a lot better.
This was my first time back at the range since I broke my back three years ago. The next day I felt it too!
I think I will limit my '06 shooting to five rounds next time and see how that treats me.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 3:53 am    Post subject: Re: First time in three years...... Reply with quote

You got a very good group ! If you want to get rid of it I just got into the market for a '06.......

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:24 pm    Post subject: Re: First time in three years...... Reply with quote

If I don't hear from the guy who already said he wanted it I will post it for sale here. I really want to trade it for a Ruger 357 - that is what I will do with the money anyway. My wife can shoot a pistol - she just isn't comfortable shooting a rifle anymore.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 3:17 pm    Post subject: Re: First time in three years...... Reply with quote

Paul,

What model Ruger were you lookin' for?

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 10:59 pm    Post subject: Re: First time in three years...... Reply with quote

I would like to get an old Security-Six but I am really open to most anything Ruger.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 8:19 am    Post subject: Re: First time in three years...... Reply with quote

I have a GP100 with a 6 inch barrel that I don't use very often. I've carried it while deer hunting, but have never fired it at an animal. It has a few scratches in the wood grip insert on the left side (I had it on my hip while I was setting treestands, and didn't realize the stand was scratching the grip, and YES, it was unloaded). The only reason I hesitate to get rid of it is because it IS legal for deer here, whereas a .30-06 isn't. I seem to remember you posting some pics of the rifle here, but can't seem to find 'em.



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 7:28 pm    Post subject: Re: First time in three years...... Reply with quote

The GP-100 is a nice, solid revolver! I watched a buddy shoot a 0.75" group at 25 yards (off a bench) with his.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2008 12:09 am    Post subject: Re: First time in three years...... Reply with quote

I'll see if I can find the post and point you to it... or just post some here.

The for sale or trade ad is here:

www.huntingnut.com/ind...pic&t=4522

That Ruger is still a good looking gun - it is almost identical to my S-S 6" but a few years younger... Mine still shoots well too.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2008 7:19 pm    Post subject: Re: First time in three years...... Reply with quote

That gun WILL shoot 1.75" groups @ 30 yds with factory ammo. I can't do it, but have a friend that calls it routine....

When he wants to prove his "steady" hand, he stops over to borrow the Ruger...

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 3:21 am    Post subject: Re: First time in three years...... Reply with quote

Well, the other two guys have backed out, I guess, so the rifle is back for sale or trade.

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