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G'day all. I'm new here and I like this Forum from what I see. I'm from S. E. Queensland in the great southern land down under. I know I'll enjoy everything you discuss here. I think I should have a good time of it. :)

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Welcome to the forum Terry.

You have a quote from our Alexander Hamilton! Interesting.

This internet is incredible that we can 'talk' to gun guys 1//2 way around the world.
 

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Welcome to the forum Terry.

You have a quote from our Alexander Hamilton! Interesting.

This internet is incredible that we can 'talk' to gun guys 1//2 way around the world.
Thanks 'Savage99' for the welcome. My usual signature line is by Winston Churchil condemning Socialism. However, I saw this one a week ago and it took my fancy. We have a lot of shooters here in Oz and they are quite active aside from the severe restrictions that were imposed upon us by our state governments at the behest of that evil little ex Prime minister John (spit) Howard. The good thing is, the worm is slowly turning and restrictions are easing, inch by inch. :)

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Welcome Terry. Hope the momentum continues for you WRT your gun freedoms.

Should we assume you're an engineer?:p
 

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Welcome Terry. Hope the momentum continues for you WRT your gun freedoms.

Should we assume you're an engineer?:p
Well Shawn, I started my apprenticeship as a Toolmaker many years ago. Then I eventually joined the Army in Engineers Corps. Saw active service in Borneo and Vietnam. Then became a Police Officer in the Northern territory where I did a lot more hunting buffalo and razor back boars than I did catching crooks I think. Owned a lot of good hunting rifles up there, like double rifles, top shelf cased Rigbys, Mannlichers, etc.

Eventually sold most of them off and now I only have, in dedicated quality hunting arms, a BRNO ZG47 in .270 fitted with a 4 X Kahles on Akah claw mounts, a Mannlicher Schoenauer fullwood stalking carbine in 6.5 X 54 with a Hubertus 6 X scope on Akah claw mounts and a Sako A1 in .223 with a Leupold M8 6 X on Sako mounts.

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Welcome to the forum. Looking forward to reading some of your posts about your fine country.
 

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Eventually sold most of them off and now I only have, in dedicated quality hunting arms, a BRNO ZG47 in .270 fitted with a 4 X Kahles on Akah claw mounts, a Mannlicher Schoenauer fullwood stalking carbine in 6.5 X 54 with a Hubertus 6 X scope on Akah claw mounts and a Sako A1 in .223 with a Leupold M8 6 X on Sako mounts.

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Welcome, I'd like to see pics of some of those, sounds like some great firearms you have there.
 

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Welcome, I'd like to see pics of some of those, sounds like some great firearms you have there.
Thanks for the welcome M1. I've attached a couple of pics for you of my favourite hunting rifles. The Sako in .223 I've used on foxes and long distance bunny busting. Bought this rifle off a friend in 1979.

The ZG47 in .270 has taken numerous pigs and four buffalo bulls well under 100 yards using 150gn Gland Slam projectiles. Bought this one off a friend in 1978 and had a gunsmith friend of mine attach the Austrian Akah claw mounts and Khales scope. The rifle was made in 1962.

The M/S in 6.5 X 54 is a really sweet rifle. I took 17 buffalo with 18 shots using 160gn Kynock solids with this little beauty. All shots under 80 paces and the shooting done over two days, shortly after I aquired it in 1977. The M/S is marked M1950 and is stamped on the barrel on the opposite side to the serial number '1950'. An expert advised me it would have been among the first of that model built after WW2 as the majority of them are marked from 1951 onwards.

Those were the days when buffalo were plentyful and I was often out in the bush helping a pro shooter mate of mine who was harvesting game meat for export. Those were the days. Long gone now I'm afraid.




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That M/S is a sweet rifle and so is the chambering.

A wife's cousin had the 1950 model in 30-06. No telling how many whitetail, mule deer and antelope were taken with it. He passed away a few years ago and I'm at a loss as to what happened to the rifle.
 

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Welcome to the forum Engineer. Those are very nice rifles.
Glad you could manage to hold on to them. We hear the
climate in Austalia isn't very condusive to having guns. Wish
it was not that way for you guys.

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That M/S is a sweet rifle and so is the chambering. A wife's cousin had the 1950 model in 30-06. No telling how many whitetail, mule deer and antelope were taken with it. He passed away a few years ago and I'm at a loss as to what happened to the rifle.
Mate, I'd be doing a long investigation to find that MS your cousin in law owned. That is a seriously prized rifle to have. Probably who ever owns it now knows that.

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Welcome to the forum Engineer. Those are very nice rifles.
Glad you could manage to hold on to them. We hear the
climate in Austalia isn't very condusive to having guns. Wish
it was not that way for you guys.

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Zeke, we manage and the good thing is, the worm is slowly turning in our favour. It will take awhile but there are quite a few conservative politicians who are coming to realise that the disarming of the general population was a very, very big mistake. There is a move afoot to roll back the prohibition on pump and semi auto shotguns. Same with semi auto center fire rifles. Though we can own pump action centerfire and rimfire rifles, we can't own pump shotguns ... go figure. There will come a time when it will return to normal, registration on each firearm will be dropped but licences will be a requirement to own and use firearms, as it is now but I don't think they will budge on semi auto military rifles. From what we hear filtering from politicians mouths, other than the garbage they normally spew, there might be a light at the end of the tunnel. :)

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Too bad about the shotgun ban as it is the most useful firearm.
 
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