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Off Topic Decision Time

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by MikeH, Feb 1, 2019.

  1. u812

    u812 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 15, 2002
    So did the shop still have it this morning?
     
  2. TheMtnMan

    TheMtnMan Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2015
    Get Ur Grail lol worst case scenario you won't shoot it, and sell it for profit few years down the road (or at least will get your $$ back)
     
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  3. Twiztids4

    Twiztids4 Gold Member Gold Member

    879
    Jul 17, 2014
    I was hoping this guy got this rifle! Don’t leave us hanging!!
     
  4. bubbaskyjacker

    bubbaskyjacker Gold Member Gold Member

    409
    Feb 24, 2008
    If it’s a grail, buy it.

    I have yet to be fulfilled finding my grail, it’s just a pit stop till the next one.
     
  5. duramax

    duramax KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 29, 2012
    “MikeH”

    I hope your holding your new rifle :) I say go for it !!!!!
    As for the range and target thing. Plenty of good people out there to help. If I’m at the range, I’ve never not lent a hand to others.
     
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  6. Will York

    Will York Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 21, 2000
    Hey Mike—

    I’m thinking you got it and are waiting to post until you can take a pic with optics installed. How’m I doin’ so far?:D

    BTW, if you don’t want to mess with posting a pic, I’ll be happy to post it for you. Email to williameyork “AT” gmail “DOT” com
     
  7. resinguy

    resinguy

    Feb 19, 2006
    Mike, we all know that you did not post this story in the hope that we would talk you out of it.
     
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  8. MikeH

    MikeH

    Oct 18, 2001
    I pondered this for several days, had about talked myself out of it. I went back today and they still had it. I also had my wife with me, and took her in to see it.
    She made the only comment she knows how to make about a gun - (It's pretty). Then this woman proved once again how well I'd married when she said "get it, before you're too old to enjoy it." So I did, and with a $500 discount off MSRP.

    Don't have pictures yet, but here's a link.

    http://www.winchesterguns.com/produ...high-wall-hunter-high-grade-65-Creedmoor.html

    It's hard to believe that this thing weighs 8-1/2 pounds, it fells so light and lively, and points like a fine shotgun. Has a magnificent trigger also. I have wanted a single shot rifle for quite a while, and 6.5 Creedmoor is a caliber I can still shoot.

    It is almost a shame to spoil these lines with a scope, and I am really considering having iron sights with a folding tang rear installed instead. Only by a really good gunsmith though.

    I am elated.
     
  9. Currawong

    Currawong Gold Member Gold Member

    889
    May 19, 2012
    Good decision :thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
  10. JohnTheTexican

    JohnTheTexican Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 1, 2006
    Just make sure you get her a really good Valentine's Day present.
     
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  11. Will York

    Will York Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 21, 2000
    Beautiful, classic lines—congratulations Mike! Great decision.:thumbsup:
     
  12. clampdaddy

    clampdaddy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 31, 2013
    Very nice! The single shot rifle bug has a very powerful bite. Only holds one shell and it is still the most expensive gun I've ever bought. Lol!
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  13. gk4ever2

    gk4ever2 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 1, 2008
    Mike,

    I'm glad it worked out for you, and it sounds like at a good price too! I'm sure you will enjoy it! :cool:

    By the way, your wife is a keeper and then some, but you already know that. :)
     
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  14. Will York

    Will York Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 21, 2000
    On paper that caliber looks like it was dialed in for deer.:thumbsup: (or “targets of opportunity” :D). Obviously a 28” barrel will squeeze every last bit of performance out of it. Honey of a rifle.:cool:

    Maybe go the other way and put a monster piece of high-quality glass on it? Might just look mean with a long, sleek scope riding on top (in a good way;)).

    Or a vintage design like Montana Vintage Arms?
     
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2019
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  15. Private Klink

    Private Klink Gold Member Gold Member

    May 30, 2017
    Way to go Mike!:):thumbsup:
     
  16. Busto

    Busto KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 26, 2011
    That is Fine single shot rifle...A high Wall 1885 would look Sweet with a William Malcolm reproduction scope. I think Hi-Lux is offering them now for a little less than Montana Vintage Arms.....William Malcolm was the First builder of scopes back in the late 1800's and some of those oldies pop up occasionally.

    Congratulations on a Very COOL Score:cool::cool::cool::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  17. duramax

    duramax KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 29, 2012
    Very nice !!!! Congrats on your new rifle
     
  18. dogboye

    dogboye Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 1999
    That is a NICE rifle!
     
  19. jay drews

    jay drews Gold Member Gold Member

    149
    Feb 24, 2018
    Nicely done sir , what a beautiful gun ! I love the simple lines and the basic simplicity of the gun over all , not bulky or clumsy like an AR-15 but a more elegant weapon for a more civilized time!!
     
  20. JohnTheTexican

    JohnTheTexican Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 1, 2006
    Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good AR-15 at your side, kid.
     
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