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Anyone have any idea how well one of these will shoot? I have the Ultra Hunter model with the 26 inch tapered heavy barrel. I've played around with it a bit, but have'nt had a chance to do any serious shooting with it. What kind of groups can I expect?:2guns:
 

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I have known others who own this rilfe produced by Marlin now by the way who have had incredible results with the .243 and .30-06 versions. I am thinking of getting one in .308 myself.
 

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Holiday, What did you have to give for the 25-06? I have a friend that just called an hour ago and wants me to pick him up one at the show tomorrow. Just curios as to what they ought to be bought for. Thanks, Groundhog Devastation (GHD)
 

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I don't remember the exact price we ended up on as I was in the process of trading with my dealer and I have had the rifle for 4 or 5 months now. I know he wanted $300 for it and that was a little high. Seems like he came down to $270 and we worked out a trade. I know he has another one now, with scope, for $400. This dealer is the type to put high prices on his stuff and then drop down if you try to deal with him. I think that the rifle should be around $250 to $300 range, but that is here in the South. Gun prices are usually a bit cheaper down here. I really like this rifle, it seeems to be well made and is very tight. With some good hand loads, I think I can get some interesting results.:2guns:
 

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Tne wood stocked .243's and .30-06's are going for 199.00 in Dallas and the Synthetic Stocked models are going for 220.00
 

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Sounds like the gun may be more accurate than I am!:D Sounds like its time to get out and make some noise! :2guns:
 

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I have a synthetic,matt model in 45-70.Love it.I haven't grouped it,I've only used the iron sights.I shot a boar at about 130-140.It looked like he had steped one a landmine when the bullet hit him.Almost felt bad.Their damn good guns.Strong actions.Their what I call "Boat guns".If your boat flips over,you won't cry too long.I"ve seen"em in just about every caliber you could want.I'll probably get another one in 223.Might reem this 45-70 to 458!!:sniper:
 

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Camera man,thanks for the address.That is what I will do.Good hunting? P.S. How big are the whitetails in N.C. :sniper:
 

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In my area, not real big. If the food plots are good you can get some nice racks. Maybe 140 lbs or so. I do alot of my hunting back in WV. The deer on our farm are nice and healthy. The place I hunt down here belongs to a guy who is trying to build up his bucks. It has to be a 6 point or better. I have not seen one worth taking yet. But we do thin out the does. I'm not a horn hunter anyway. I hunt for the table. You can't eat the horns.
The 223 H-bar I just put on my NEF was 22in and ran about $85.00 plus S/H. So around $100.00. My son loves to pop clay birds at our range with it. And I can tell ya that the 2 ground hogs I hit in WV this summer did not know that I shot them with a cheap gun. All they knew is that they where died. I would write down your guns SS# and then call NEF. If your frame is one of there newer ones you can get any bbl they make for it. If its like mine you canget any shotgun bbl they make and several rifle bbl. Like 223, 44 mag, 30-30 and so on. They can tell ya.
 

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One more thing I did to make the changing bbl alot easer. I bought a new stock set. Its called the surviver. The rear stock is a hollow plastic pistol grip. It has a large thumb screw to open it up and you can put all kinds of stuff in it. The forearm stock is kind of the same. It too has a large thumb screw to take it off. The reason I put the stocks on it that you do not need a screw driver to change bbls. My son timed me the other day and I went from a complete rifle to a complete shotgun in about 20 sec. Undo the thumb screw on the forarm. Pull the bbk off. Put the other one on and put the forarm back on. Here is a few pix of the stock on the gun. http://www.hr1871.com/firearms/index.php?c...?cat=6&subcat=5
And here is where you can buy them. Choate Mach makes them. I hope this helps.
http://www.riflestock.com/catalog_page_det...41&NewProduct=0
 
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