Rifles and movies

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  1. sestoppelman

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    Yep, another favorite. Based on a real person. The movie that got me into Hawken rifles. Great movie, soundtrack and books. Mountain Man by Vardis Fisher and Crow Killer by Robert Bunker I believe are the two main stories the movie is based on. The one big booboo in the movie is the reference to a .30 caliber Hawken. Not likely such a small cal Hawken was ever made. 50 would have been about the smallest and most were .54 cal. A .30 cal round ball is like pea size! Not good for much over squirrels.
     
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    I can't recall if there was any 'hunting', but another favorite of mine was 'Quigley Down Under'. Tom Selleck sure was handy with that ol' Sharps of his.
     
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    Jeremiah Johnson and Quigley really are very nice movies !
    brgds
     
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    Joe Kidd. Not about hunting, but the shot Clint makes on the "bad" guy towards the end of the movie I was just wowing over when I was a kid. From down in a valley to some guy way up on a ridge. The delay between the shot being fired and bullet impact and the way that was captured I've always thought was pretty cool.
     
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    You are right. When I was younger...all I liked to watch was Clint Eastwood western movie or "spagetti westerns".
     
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    Check out Valdez is Coming with Burt Lancaster. He puts a Sharps to good use in the movie. Even without that its still a great western.
     
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    OK I have a pet hate!!! In one scene of the movie / documentary / espn hunting shows!!! the guys got one gun in hand with which he shot whatever or was carrying in the scene....the next he's posing - supposedly seconds or minutes later - with an entirely different one! Focus man focus!!!!
     
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    ...like the WW2 movie where an SS guy is wearing a Casio Protrek..?
     
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    Yes Docman , but really like Sarah Palin (on ESPN) shooting (at?) a Caribou on the tundra with a 7mm Mag and then you see her approaching (seconds later supposedly) the downed critter with a lever action carbine sort of thing!
    poor editing I suppose!
     
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    Yup, you notice these things quickly when you grow up around guns and some of the Hollywood guys just don't do their homework..!
     
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    One thing that amuses me in films is when the experienced shooter has to take the rifle out of his shoulder, look at it for a couple of seconds and only then cycle the bolt! Sure sign of over acting and pitiful realism.
     
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    I believe John Wayne's rifle in Hatari was a M70 in .458 Winchester.

    Reportedly, he actually killed an elephant during the filming and many of the capture scenes were done by the actors (Wayne's lines had to be dubbed because of his cursing)

    Also like Burt's double rifle in Tremors. I've heard everything from a 600 NE to an 8 bore on it's caliber, but whatever it was, it was cool.
     
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    I love the old John Wayne movies (grew up watching them) but did anyone ever notice that in alot of his movies that were supposed to be right after the civil war (mid to later 1860's) he carried a Winchester 1892 and a Colt 1873 Peacemaker??? Who says time travel wasn't possible?
     
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    With John Wayne,, all things are possible
     
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    In the lastest Bond film,Skyfall, the double rifle Bond uses on the moors is his "father's old hunting rifle," an Anderson Wheeler 500 Nitro Express.
     
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    How about "Tom Horn" With Steve McQueen and I was going to mention "Breaker Morant" for its connection with the South Africa of old.
     

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