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I saw over on another forum that Winchester is offering a Shot Show special for new Model 71's (made by Japanese company?).

Anyone seen one on a distributor's website?
 

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Haven't seen one on any site other then Winchester's, but they are supposed to have the tang safty, but no rebounding hammer, they are made my Miroku, the same company who makes all of the Japenese Winchester's, and Browning's, I have a Browning 1886, and a 71 both made by Miroku, they are excelent guns.
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I have two Brownings made in Miroku Japan.

They are far and away the finest lever actions I own. While I do have other rifles I love just as much none of them even come close to the same quality in fit and finish. Some others might get close but none surpass them.

Fremont if one of the rifles you've seen are actually available at this time, any gun dealer worth his salt can order one for you. You might not like his one time especial order price tag, but the difference in cost and shipping must also be applied when he gives you his price, as opposed to anothers listed price from out of state or which ever.
 

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I just wanted to mention Sportsman's Warehouse has Hornady 200 Gr. FPs in stock, I just went there to pick up a gun safe and they had them on the shelf, werent there for the last two months, these are new looking boxes so I am guessing Hornady has made there yearly run on 348s.
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I'm new to this forum but have owned a Browning Saddle Ring Carbine (45-70) and one of the Winchester 1886 Extra Lightweight Rifles (45-70) both of which were Mirokus. I just ordered the new Model 71 last week from a dealer in town but I'm told that it won't be arriving in my neck of the woods until late Summer or Fall. When I bought my Saddle Ring Carbine back in 92, it took 8 or 9 months for it to come in. I really like the Mirokus and I'm really looking forward to my new .348 coming in. I've never owned one or fired one before but I've done a lot of reading on the subject in the past couple of weeks. I ordered some dies, brass and bullets over the internet yesterday which should be arriving in a week or so. I can at least start tinkering with a few reloads in anticipation of this formidable hunting weapon.
 

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Sloo, would you mind telling us roughly what you paid? I can't seem to find any info on street pricing.
 

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For those wanting to learn a bit more about the new M71, The April Guns & Ammo magazine has an article and test on the new rifle, written by Wayne van Zwoll. The article says that the new rifle has both the tang safety and rebounding hammer. Looks to be a viable alternative for those wanting a big bore traditional lever rifle and don't want or need to scope it.
 

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I couldn't wait for them to make them over in Japan. I figured since the natural disaster has occurred that it would be delayed even further so I bought an original. Should be arriving here tomorrow or the day after. I can hardly wait!



 

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Well Cool, good for you.
Just wondering how much was it?
When you get it take more pictures for us to look at, let us know how it shoots, and what kind of rear sight is that?
Thanks for sharing
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The 71's make good hunting rifles for large game of all sorts, but they also make good grouse and small game guns. I've been tinkering with round ball loads some. .350" round ball, coated with Lee liquid alox, over about 3-4 grains of Red Dot. It makes about as much noise as a 22 LR high speed load, and kills grouse well without tearing them up too bad. Still tinkering to find the best accuracy, but so far good enough to shoot grouse within 20 yards.


71 in snow bank in the Rockies in July at 10,000 ft el.

 

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The 71's make good hunting rifles for large game of all sorts, but they also make good grouse and small game guns. I've been tinkering with round ball loads some. .350" round ball, coated with Lee liquid alox, over about 3-4 grains of Red Dot. It makes about as much noise as a 22 LR high speed load, and kills grouse well without tearing them up too bad. Still tinkering to find the best accuracy, but so far good enough to shoot grouse within 20 yards.


71 in snow bank in the Rockies in July at 10,000 ft el.

Malamute, (which I see in the background behind your gun, is that you?:D)
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