Did you shoot the tiger with it?
No, it was a friends Camp Perry match rifle. He shot there and at local matches for many years.
This is hilarious. I do have a cool room though.Im thinking @rth1800 has a "study" full of trophies where he often "lounges" in "smoking jacket" puffing in a dignified manner upon a pipe with a full bowl of tobacco.
He also sports a David Niven moustache and expounds upon his life of danger and adventure.......
when not buying and selling cool stuff.
Id like to sit down and share some bourbon with you sometime... It sounds like you have some great hunts to talk about!The .470 just gives a big push. I would not want to have my shoulder against something solid to fire it.
When you are shooting big stuff at arms length it seems as if is far too small.
I thought I read recently where the Model 70s are made in Portugal. ????All over the map is right. Chilean 1895's for $500 in one store and $300 in another. Both have sat there for six years. All while a 1912 went for $350. Butchered, non-collectible Mausers all running in the $500 range...and sitting there for years. But, then again, maybe that's why Bass Pro bought 'em.
As to the model 70, unless it's in very collectible condition, do what you want with it. They are making more of these daily down in NC. And, it's not like you can't find a controlled round feed rifle. Forty years from now someone will call my advice stupid. Like someone drilling and tapping my first year production Savage 1899 .250-3000 for a Packmayr side-mount tip-off scope...in the 1940's.
I know a lot of these older rifles were pretty cool back in their day, but not everyone wants to keep them the way the company that built them did.
And, when you get it, pad that young lady up and take her shooting with it.
Agree WTH? & not trying to hijack thread- & if I got this right, Winchester, FN and Browning are all owned by the same group. And FN's a Euro firearms made company are made in the US! I recently bought an FN action which is based on the pre-64 and it is marked that is is made here. Oh,btw the Win XPR shotgun is made in Turkey. At least the short 18"bbl one I own was.
Apology to OP for the off topic posts.