Military rifles

big bubba t

10 pointer
Sep 4, 2004
1,170
Waltersburg , KY
I've hunted with an old 7mm mauser for years . Other than being heavy it's reliable as heck and I don't have to worry about keeping it pretty. I've downed several deer and coyotes with it.
 

moreammoplz

8 pointer
Feb 8, 2005
522
Louisville, KY
KYBOY said:
Anyone hunt with Military rifles? Ive been thinking of hunting with my garand just for fun this year.

You read my mind..... I am thinking the same thing....

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GunCat

8 pointer
Jan 26, 2006
570
Fairview, KY
I say go for it! :D

Adds another dimension to your hunt to pack something with a history behind it. Todays stainless/synthetic/etc guns are fine but they give up points on style and tradition...maybe I'm just too nostalgic ;)

In my deer hunting I've covered the 18th century with a Brown Bess musket, the 19th with a Trapdoor Springfield and the 20th with an AR-15...but I really needs me a Garand, ....and a Mauser, and ... a HK-G3 :eek:
 

Hoosier5

Banned
Sep 6, 2004
2,896
Northern Taylor Co.
My Sporterized SKS

I have a Sportized SKS that I've considered taking on a Deer Hunt. Haven't yet though. I restocked it a few years ago with the present stock, replaced the rear sight with a Williams SKS Peep Sight, and removed the barrel "hardware" from the rifle. I also replaced the 10-shot Magazine with a 5-Shot Magazine. It shoots very good too!

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KYBOY

12 pointer
Apr 21, 2005
8,691
Floyd,co..Kentucky
Man thats a slick SKS:p Where did you come across that stock???please? Two nice garands up there to. I love em' dont you:D Sadly I didnt get to hunt with my M1A befor it had to go cause of a tight money spot:(
 

Hoosier5

Banned
Sep 6, 2004
2,896
Northern Taylor Co.
KYBOY, I bought the stock from Midway back around 1994 or so. They had these "drop-in" stocks, for the SKS, that were made by Rhinehart Fajen of Warsaw, Mo. My SKS is a NORINCO Brand with chrome barrel, and as you know they are somewhat hard to find thesedays, thanks to the Assualt Weapons band of the 1990's. I removed the hardware, on the barrel myself and this, itself, and the new stock, improved the accuracy. I have a scope mount for it but never used it, as I always felt the SKS was not very scope friendly. I've never had any experience with the M-1 Garand, and you're right about the two pictured, they are very nice!
 

Josh7.62x54

6 pointer
Mar 9, 2005
196
Cincinasty
I'm gonna hunt with a swiss k-31 I bought. It has a clamp on scope mount (with a scope of course) and groups very well. I usually don't like to sporterize military rifles, but I think I'm going to find a suitable reciever with a trashed barrel and stock and build a mauser 98.
 

Auk1124

10 pointer
Aug 25, 2004
1,862
Third trailer on the left
If I go (doubtful but I may change my mind) I will be toting my favorite milsurp, an old Enfield, stuffed with handloads and 150 grain Hornady bullets. Either that or one of my Mosin Nagants.
 
Jul 28, 2006
3
Josh,

The K31 is going to do fine. I have been hunting for years with a Schmidt Rueben 96/11 in 7.5x55 as the K31. I use the Norma ammo. No deer I shot went beyond 50 yards after being hit.
 


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