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  1. 1895gunner

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    Found this site and had to join. Hunting Africa has been a life long dream. A couple of weeks ago I finally picked up a beautiful Ruger No. 1 tropical in 458 Winchester. Had it to the range last week and enjoyed it - felt alive! I'm a big bore junkie but this was a whole new level. I may or may not ever get to Africa but at least I can dream and participate with those of you that do.

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    1st shot at the range with the Ruger No. 1




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  2. RickB

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    Welcome 1895gunner! Just like someone told me when I first started hunting. You cant hit anything unless you pull the trigger! So you will never make it to the dark side unless you pull the trigger and go! You will then go again. No matter how old you are, you aint getting any younger! Enjoy this great place called AH!

    Love the rifle by the way! Love my Rugers!
  3. BRICKBURN

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    Welcome to AH.
    Thanks for sharing your video.

    Hang here long enough you'll be in Africa in no time.
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    Very nice rifle,you will be surprised at the good hunting deals you can get in Africa.Welcome to the forum!
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    Welcome to AH 1895gunner! Thanks for sharing!
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    Welcome 1895gunner!
    Glad you decided to join us here on AH. All the best in making your dreams a reality.

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  9. 1895gunner

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    Thanks for the welcome folks. I just found this forum a few days ago - what a great place!

    1895gunner
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    Welcome to AH 1895gunner! Nice gun!!!
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    Welcome to AH 1895gunner! Dreaming is fine but pinch your self it's time for Africa. Glad you joined and shared the video and pic.
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    sestoppelman SILVER SUPPORTER AH Legend

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    Welcome to the forum! But what flavor is your 1895? I plan to take my '95 in .405 Win to Africa this summer.
  14. 1895gunner

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    Thanks for the welcome!

    I'm a Marlin man at heart. I have the following Outfitters & Guide Guns and multiples of most.

    444P Outfitter 444 Marlin
    1895G Guide Gun 45/70
    1895GS Guide Gun 45/70
    1895M Guide Gun 450 Marlin

    Here is a picture of some of em.

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    I get it. I was thinking Winchester, not Marlin. Nice guns you have there. I have one of the more rare model Marlins, the 1895 MR in .450 Marlin. The longer barreled one, with pistol grip stock. I think they only made it for a couple of years. Shoots like a house afire! With my 2x scope I have shot sub-MOA groups with it. Most accurate lever gun I have ever owned by far.
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    Welcome to AH 1895gunner! This is undoubtedly the best hunting site on the web, and the greatest hunting community on the globe! Thank you for sharing them pictures, your collection of Rugers is exquisite!
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    sestoppelman SILVER SUPPORTER AH Legend

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    Marlins...
  18. 1895gunner

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    Yepper, a working mans gun.... :cool:


    1895gunner
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    Welcome

    Pretty sweet rifle you have there

    Best Regards
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    Hi there and welcome to AH, the best hunting site on the web hands down. GREAT RIFLES and GREAT CALIBERS, Marlin is definitely a great manufacturer.

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