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#1 30-06

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Posted 08 February 2021 - 10:50 PM

Anyone see one of these for sale anywhere with the Paddle/Zytel stock in .270? Would love to have one of these:)
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#2 Tyson10gauge

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Posted 09 February 2021 - 06:11 AM

Paddle stock are hard to come by guys like myself wont seperate with them , last one i seen on gun post sold for $1100 , i paid 800 new back when bought mine in 30-06 stainless and sorry its not for sale
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Posted 09 February 2021 - 08:47 AM

Had to google what a paddle stock was...never heard of or seen one ever.


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Posted 09 February 2021 - 09:49 AM

Had to google what a paddle stock was...never heard of or seen one ever.

Makes two of us smile.png but never owned a 77 either or was into them. After seeing it not my cup of tea


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Posted 09 February 2021 - 04:29 PM

It’s definitely different. Shot a caribou with one in 2004, first rifle I ever shot. Dropped the caribou on the spot. Never really seen any more of those rifles. Someone in gun post has one in 30-06 for sale. Already have that calibre. I am specifically looking for a .270
More of a I would like to have one, not a gonna pay a fortune for one either lol.
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Posted 10 February 2021 - 03:23 AM

The only boat paddle Ruger I have had the chance to shoot was an all weather 77/22 . very accurate rifle and very well built . the stock is different looking  for sure but its all business . Nice rifles  hard to find and pricey when you do .  


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Posted 10 February 2021 - 06:51 AM

A friend of mine had one. It had the wood insert in the pistol grip and fore stock. It was chambered in a very rare caliber. Unfortunately ... a number of years ago ... he was the victim of a break in and many guns were stolen, and that particular one was his prized possession. It was a beautiful gun. The first time I seen one like that and I was very impressed. The wood inlays set it off with the stainless barrel. The “perp” knew their work schedules, and hit it while they were both at work. He knows who it was, but the RCMP could do nothing on an “assumption”. This person was even in his house at one time and realized his gun room was like Fort Knox, and had to make sure he had the right tools to break in. This family, who lives in his sub division, are extremely well known to the police. Their rap sheets are a mile long with B & E’s. The guns were never recovered. 


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#8 Tyson10gauge

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Posted 10 February 2021 - 07:58 AM

I remember the wood inlays model , was expensive when it came out then , seen a 77/22 on GP for $1100 at the time they cost $399 new in box , was expensive then for a .22 held one in my hand numerous times debating buying one at local shops , first one i held was the 06 in my collection , hasnt seen box of ammo thru it , i love wood stock rifles but its one id never part with as almost every synthetic stocked rifle was sold off, these stocks were decades above what few were synthetic at the time and still better quallity than most higher produced synthetics of today , its certainly not the recycled milk jugs being thrown on guns today .
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Posted 10 February 2021 - 11:33 AM

If this is it I cannot say I love that either . But that is me . I love wood and some laminates

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#10 3macs1

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Posted 10 February 2021 - 01:05 PM

Now here is a ruger 77 I would find space for  :)

 

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Posted 10 February 2021 - 04:04 PM

I will go with the synthetic lol;)
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#12 3macs1

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Posted 10 February 2021 - 04:26 PM

I will go with the synthetic lol;)

Now your age is showing smile.png

Seems most old guys like wood and younger synthetic


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Posted 10 February 2021 - 07:05 PM

Now you age is showing :)
Seems most old guys like wood and younger synthetic

I think 3006’s choice may have to do with the hunting conditions in canada’s North. A hunting rifle will be used in remote camps and carried in canoes, on 4 wheelers and snow machines, and see temperature of -25 C during a moose season. All those little stock kisses can add up over the years. An all weather S.S. syn. Rifle just makes sense in my opinion.
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Posted 10 February 2021 - 07:13 PM

I think 3006’s choice may have to do with the hunting conditions in canada’s North. A hunting rifle will be used in remote camps and carried in canoes, on 4 wheelers and snow machines, and see temperature of -25 C during a moose season. All those little stock kisses can add up over the years. An all weather S.S. syn. Rifle just makes sense in my opinion.

Oh it could be for sure.

I was just saying surveys say normally old  guys like wood and bluing and young guys the new materials

If true weather conditions / use  was the main factor how did they get along up there so well when there was only wood and bluing

IMO both normally perform just fine pending on the owner and how they take care of them

 I also seem to recall stainless barrels are  not recommended for extreme cold but cold be wrong on that one

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Found it. No idea on the credibility

 

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#15 Tyson10gauge

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Posted 11 February 2021 - 08:07 AM

Synthetics and stainless have been out now almost 30 yrs maybe more , I put my first Synthetics on a old 1187 that took alot of abuse from a former hunting partner that was back in 92, I stalled those and imported them from Cabelas in the states at the time, cost $140 after import , duties and taxes , but damm they were strong could take a beating , after all it was a old gun already pounded by it former owner who could not do lick of on anything he owned .


Itwas in the late 80s I bought my M77 from Stew Harold , he even let me test fire the one he had in 7mm Mag, deadly accurate and reliable with real smooth action , and its a mauser action based style rifle .

Im older now yes I love wood stocked rifles but theres a few older synthetics I would go outta my way to obtain or trade off something for it , those rifles dont come up very often and most times its a scam or its a collector that wants high top dollar for it .
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Posted 11 February 2021 - 08:42 AM

It is great we all have different likes and dislikes

Imagine how boring and expensive things would be if we all wanted the same items

 Yep I preordered a new 1187 also in 86 new but from the nickster sad.png a gun that almost cost me my thumb ( bolt exploded after 7 rounds ) and of course nickster did nothing to fix but that is another story for later

Also saved the nicest wood I have ever seen on one IMO . It was an early premier trap model which I resold right after the wood came off 

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Posted 11 February 2021 - 08:48 AM

I like so many others started with the wood, then in 85,I saw the new rifles just unveiled at the SHOT SHOW ...The Browning A-Bolt series. Then the synthetic stalked / stainless finish just blew me away !!  This was how & why I fell in love with them. The Boss system came along in 93...94 IIRC...THAT also made my heart skip a beat...lol 

That being said, the synthetic seems to always feel cold in my hands...the wood has warmth to it and only in a few seconds. 

All these years later when I got into sporting clays and worked my way up to the Browning O/U's and got my hands on a grave VI 625...I started looking at and appreciating the wood again. There's some gorgeous, gorgeous stuff out there that could easily fall under the Gun Stock Porn header  !!


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Posted 11 February 2021 - 09:17 AM

IMHO we will never see wood like winchester used in the 70's. Yes they all have high grades if you paid for it but what winchester was putting on some production guns was custom shop only at remington and others. Right after they knew they had a salt wood issue seems they got into their prime stock for even production guns

 I don't dislike all of the  syn stuff even own a few laminates but man something like that green or what ever color is was stock that came on a stevens 200 I had now that is some bad stuff

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Posted 11 February 2021 - 09:57 AM

I am a big fan of really nice wood on a gun. My X-Bolt White medallion, model 71 High Grade, 410 BPS medallion, and my B525 all have very nice wood ... but as Joe said ... I paid for it. I bought a 1976 Winchester ‘94 with the nicest pieces of wood that I have ever seen on a ‘94. It had no business at all being on that gun.... and it was original. I am not a fan of post’64 winchesters, but when I seen that piece of lumber ... I had to buy it. It was WELL WORTH the $250 I paid for it. 


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Posted 11 February 2021 - 10:03 AM

I am a big fan of really nice wood on a gun. My X-Bolt White medallion, model 71 High Grade, 410 BPS medallion, and my B525 all have very nice wood ... but as Joe said ... I paid for it. I bought a 1976 Winchester ‘94 with the nicest pieces of wood that I have ever seen on a ‘94. It had no business at all being on that gun.... and it was original. I am not a fan of post’64 winchesters, but when I seen that piece of lumber ... I had to buy it. It was WELL WORTH the $250 I paid for it. 

Yes sir. No idea what winchester was doing in those years but like you say unreal wood on standard guns was common for about 10 years. To this day I have not seen wood like some of the superx1 semi's had in the 70's

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