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    We grew up hunting the brush of the Saddle Mnt. and Scappoose Units of the coast range. She loves clear cuts. The rifle was very long, almost longer than i was tall the first time i used it for hunting. But it has never let any of us down. So now my Nephew has it on the east side of the state where she can stretch her legs. I hope your children grow up to cherish your firearms and the good times spent with them. i have no fonder memories than the days and nights in camp with my Father and brothers... all gone now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M1icon C FAN View Post
    The second i posted this i saw my mistake and was waiting to see how long it took for that to be mentioned
    Since I don't think we can edit the subject lines of threads, the only thing to do is to change your name to Stewart so it makes more sense. If I had such a nice Krag handed down to me, all my kids and grand kids would surely be named Stewart from here on.
    Browning, I suppose if one bonded with their spouse over such a very nice Krag, the ensuing excitement could make the title a little less odd. I shall get mine out of the safe tonight and see if it works!

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    Quote Originally Posted by M1icon C FAN View Post
    We grew up hunting the brush of the Saddle Mnt. and Scappoose Units of the coast range. She loves clear cuts. The rifle was very long, almost longer than i was tall the first time i used it for hunting. But it has never let any of us down. So now my Nephew has it on the east side of the state where she can stretch her legs. I hope your children grow up to cherish your firearms and the good times spent with them. i have no fonder memories than the days and nights in camp with my Father and brothers... all gone now.
    I can see that. The way the companies have been cutting, there's always going to be clearcuts. That's where you can use that long-barrel gun, if you know where the animals are likely to be. I'm tempted to hunt the Coast Range 'cause you can just buy a tag, no draw, but not sure if I want to be out there with half the men in Portland, all of them looking for something to shoot.



    I got a tag for Murderers' Creek unit, south of John Day last year. It was over Thanksgiving week, really cold but we (my brother came down to help) hardly heard a gunshot - some days none at all. I'm going to try to draw that one again - it's a cow hunt.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ssgross View Post
    I shall get mine out of the safe tonight and see if it works!
    Lucky, I don't even have one now.
    Regards, Jim

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    The last time i killed an animal with it was when i was 12 on a part of MT. ST. Helens that is no longer there now. The spot blew away 2 years latter. I have been a rifle collector but a Archer ever since i was 16. The brush of the coast range has been my best friend since the late 70s. I only hunt with a firearm now for waterfowl and upland birds. However i did take a nice cinnamon black bear from 1' away with my 1911 a couple years ago while bird hunting. Saw him coming tucked into a crack in the rocks and shot him in the ear as he walked by.
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    Quote Originally Posted by M1icon C FAN View Post
    The last time i killed an animal with it was when i was 12 on a part of MT. ST. Helens that is no longer there now. The spot blew away 2 years latter. I have been a rifle collector but a Archer ever since i was 16. The brush of the coast range has been my best friend since the late 70s. I only hunt with a firearm now for waterfowl and upland birds. However i did take a nice cinnamon black bear from 1' away with my 1911 a couple years ago while bird hunting. Saw him coming tucked into a crack in the rocks and shot him in the ear as he walked by.
    That story reminds me of Fred Bear on the beach taking a Kodiak with a bow. Wonder if the camera man had a 1911 handy, I would have!
    Nice rifle, and glad it stayed in the family. Sounds like some great hunting for you guys in the PNW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pickax View Post
    taking a Kodiak with a bow. Wonder if the camera man had a 1911 handy
    I have a hard enough time thinking about taking Kodiak with bow, let alone a .45. I DO have a Fred Bear Whitetail hunter...doesn't mean I'm going after bear though.
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    I`m thankful my nephew has shown he can take it. I got him hooked on milsurps a couple years ago and he is well on his way to building a very nice WWII Collection. Last year i told him he was the intended recipient. His dad wanted me to pick which son got it or keep it myself if neither could step-up. This year he came at Christmas and he mentioned he wanted to look at the rifle and i walked back to the Armory and came out with the Rifle, Case, butt-stock Cleaning Kit, Oiler, 2 bayonets, 1892 Mckeever Ammo Pouch, a real 100 round mills belt and 300 rounds of ammo. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!! I sure love that boy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M1icon C FAN View Post
    I sure love that boy.
    I'd say. You gave him an almost irreplaceable gift.
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    I hope he can have many more years ahead to enjoy it with his family. He wants to deer hunt with it. He has a beautiful k98 he is planning on Elk hunting with. Old school Boy. He just recently Packed up his family and moved 5 hrs away to get them out of the disaster here in Portland. Smart and Responsible.

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