Thursday, April 17, 2014

My Remington 30.06 Semi Auto Christmas Wish List In One Picture

Oh the possibilities.




I picked up a Plain Jane bone stock unit last year at a gun show for $150 from a guy who had just walked in.

After literally running to an ATM to get the rest of the money, I snagged it from the guy and he was nice enough to give me an extra 4 round magazine and two boxes of shells to go with it.

It was his Dad's hunting rifle and it is in very good condition.


Later on while I was walking around the place that day I saw several with $650 price tags on them so I know I got a killer deal.

It still has the steel butt plate and no scope.
The thing kicks like a Missouri Mule too, I ain't shittin' ya.

Even with my piss poor eyesight and open iron sights, I hit a 4 inch target at 100 yards the first time I pulled the trigger though.

My lovely and quite dangerous wife got me a scope for Christmas and I still have to get the correct mounting rail and the rings.

That part is coming very, very soon.
I have also been slowly gathering ammunition for it, a box here, a box there kinda thing.



I think right after I get the scope on it I need to start seriously looking for some 10 round magazines.

A cushy butt plate is about $50 the last time I looked.
Scanning the internets, I have seen synthetic stocks in the $100-$150 range also.

That may have to wait for a while yet.

It's looking like all the rest of it might have to take on a bit more urgency lately.





4 comments:

  1. May all your gun wishes come true!

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  2. What model did you get? The older 740's are said to wear out extractors and parts are hard to find.

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  3. Under all that crap is a nice rifle. I've an older Rem 30-06 and it's not getting decorated. Of course, I do have a poodle shooter with bayonet and the works. Different tools for different jobs.

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  4. Nice hunting rifle. its only my opinion, but those Remingtons semi-automatics are designed for hunting, not fighting. As in fired several times a day, vs. firing 100s a round in same time period. The heavy recoil from it is because it is light - designed to be carried around.

    If you are insistent on finding a .30-06 go-to-war, I suggest the M1 Garand. THAT was a combat rifle. Understand it weighs 9 lbs stock and is approximately 4 feet long - not a lightweight. But designed for battle conditions.

    The 10 round magazines I remember which are made for your rifle were made my Ram-Line, iirc. The stock can be drilled and inertia recoil reducers installed in it. I hope your rifle makes you happy.

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