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Old 11-20-2012, 12:34 PM
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I got it approved by the boss to go ahead and purchase another rifle. I looked hard for a nice .444 Marlin along with several other medium and big bores. Almost bought a nice Ruger #1 in 9.3x74R. I finally stumbled upon a nice Marlin .375 and made an offer. It was accepted and I started to look for a scope for it as well. I found a very nice old Weaver K3 and got it for a decent price. I may take a morning off hunting next week and head to the range, hoping to get some woods time with the newbie. I have already been hunting with one of my other Marlins in .375, so perhaps a couple of deer with them if I'm lucky. Here's a picture with the new (old) Weaver on, after taking off the see-thru mounts and Tasco that came on it. And, a picture of the newbie and my other two .375s.
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:24 PM
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Nice rifle. I had a Win 94 in 375 but sold it. Great big game cartridge. Let us know how it shoots.
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YOu should really give up on those silly 375s and focus on the 356

Which I stll lust for.
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I've been following your threads and it's great to see photos of the new baby.

I filled tags with two of my new friends last weekend. I always feel a certain amount of apprehension when going hunting with new (to me) rifle.

Speaking of new friends, have you met up with Brian yet?
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:53 AM
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I've been following your threads and it's great to see photos of the new baby.

I filled tags with two of my new friends last weekend. I always feel a certain amount of apprehension when going hunting with new (to me) rifle.

Speaking of new friends, have you met up with Brian yet?
Congrats on bloodying two new toys!! I normally do not feel nervous hunting on the first day with a new rifle as I've done it so many times now, I guess. Years ago when I first started switching between action types pretty often, I wondered if I'd dork something up, when trying to reload after shooting but (knocking on wood here) that has not happened.

I had email contact with Brian just last week, wishing him a good Verteran's Day. Plans are still in place for January's hunt when he will also get his "surprise". Our Knoxville daughter & her family are headed this way today for the holiday, so it may be Christmas before I am in Knoxville again to see him. By the way, he & his wife found out a few months ago that they are expecting twins!!
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:58 AM
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YOu should really give up on those silly 375s and focus on the 356

Which I stll lust for.
I actually bought my first .375 because in appearence they look exactly like a 336ER and I was wanting to hunt more with it and in poor weather as well, if that was the case. I have now ended up with two more .375s and another 336ER to boot and the newer 336ER is not as pristine as my 1st, so a-hunting we will continue to go!

Where I tend to hunt with either the .375 or .356 (or my .358s) it really makes little difference which is in hand, it seems to me. And as I mentioned, in feel and looks, there is no difference when chambered in a Marlin.
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