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CarRamrod
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I need to buy a primitive rifle.

What should I get?


prostyleoffensetime
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35 Whelen


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KingRanch
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35 whelen


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SenseiBuddy
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re: I need to buy a primitive rifle.
45/70 H&R


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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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re: I need to buy a primitive rifle.
H&R handi rifle in .35 wheelen is your best bet. A .35 remington is also a very good caliber with less recoil and cheaper ammo, but your effective range is limited to about 200 yards.

The handi-rifles are some good high quality low cost rifles.


prostyleoffensetime
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re: I need to buy a primitive rifle.
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The handi-rifles are some good high quality low cost rifles.



It's really impressive how accurate they are. I was not afraid of a 225-250 yard shot with my 444... Can't wait to shoot my new 35 Whelen. Got my scope mounts in today.


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35 whelen


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BarDTiger81
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re: I need to buy a primitive rifle.
I don't know if it's been mentioned but get a 35 Whalen


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CarRamrod
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re: I need to buy a primitive rifle.
These guns travel far enough to need scopes? How are that called primitive then?


KingRanch
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re: I need to buy a primitive rifle.
The inception date of the cartridge is what determines if it's primitive


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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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These guns travel far enough to need scopes?


Oh God yes. With a capable shooter and rifle the .35 whelen can be effective past 300 yards. Every one of them is effective beyond 100 yards.

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How are that called primitive then?


The action of the handi-rifle was designed in the late 1800's. The calibers are definitely not primitive.


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Boats n Hose
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re: I need to buy a primitive rifle.
That's what I say, by they are considered primitive nonetheless. I use a CVA inline muzzleloader I got for $100 from cabelas. .50 cal. Iron sights. It does what I need it to do


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re: I need to buy a primitive rifle.
any recomendations for a scope and mount for my CVA 35 whelen? Nothing to break the bank. For now I just have an ole Bushnell that will go on the ruger 10/22 after season


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CarRamrod
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re: I need to buy a primitive rifle.
You think being primitive you couldn't use optics or anything. I have never hunted during this season but you would have thought you couldn't use optics since I really don't consider that "primitive"


Crawdaddy
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re: I need to buy a primitive rifle.
my 12 ga single shot crack barrel with a slug is more primitive than my 35 whelen


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prostyleoffensetime
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re: I need to buy a primitive rifle.
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These guns travel far enough to need scopes?


Hell yeah. I'm putting a scope on my 35 Whelen that's almost as good as the Zeiss Conquest 3-12x56 on my rifle. I got a Trijicon 2.5-10x56 with the 30 mm tube for my 35... I figure if I'm going to use it almost a month out of the season, I might as well do it right.


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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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You think being primitive you couldn't use optics or anything.


It was that way up until not that long ago (mid 2000's I guess). Since then they have gotten very liberal with the word "primitive."

There are still old sidelock smoke poles out there if you want to go hard core old school.


CarRamrod
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re: I need to buy a primitive rifle.
Listen bro...... I ain't smoking no pole to kill a deer.
This post was edited on 11/13 at 9:24 pm


Nodust
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These guns travel far enough to need scopes? How are that called primitive then?


If I was starting to hunt right now. All I would buy is a 35 Whelen primative rifle. No need for anything else in La


DownshiftAndFloorIt
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An H&R in .35 whelen is the only rifle you need all year in louisiana.


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