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AusLach
10-17-2013, 03:19 AM
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My newest acquisition :cool:

I shall write up a bit of a report once I shoot it some more, I'll also try to incorporate some ballistic tests for Benning so he can view the effects of the 44 round out of a carbine.

AusLach
10-17-2013, 03:41 AM
As a starter, here's the damage it does to a 1 foot x 6 inch piece of ironbark hardwood at 50 metres. Can't wait to see what it does on game!
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Tri70
10-17-2013, 07:10 AM
Nice looking lever rifle! Did you get a good deal on it? I can't decide weather to get a 44 mag revolver or a lever gun next.

spittinfire
10-17-2013, 11:12 AM
I cannot tell you how long I've wanted one of those.

AusLach
10-17-2013, 03:57 PM
Tri the deal I got was pretty good. They run at about $1300 new down here, I picked it up for $850 with less than one box of ammo down the tube. It really was in 'As New` condition. It'll wreck the clean lines and good looks, I know, but I'm going to mount a Vortex SPARC on top of it as at the end of the month I'll be doing a week's worth of culling out of a chopper. Semi autos are prohibitively legislated against (not to mention expensive), so a lever action is the next best thing in my view. After I'm done I can always go back to irons anyway.

Davy
10-17-2013, 04:08 PM
Tri the deal I got was pretty good. They run at about $1300 new down here, I picked it up for $850 with less than one box of ammo down the tube. It really was in 'As New` condition. It'll wreck the clean lines and good looks, I know, but I'm going to mount a Vortex SPARC on top of it as at the end of the month I'll be doing a week's worth of culling out of a chopper. Semi autos are prohibitively legislated against (not to mention expensive), so a lever action is the next best thing in my view. After I'm done I can always go back to irons anyway.

Now that sounds cool culling from a chopper. What are you culling Roo,s ?

AusLach
10-17-2013, 04:20 PM
Now that sounds cool culling from a chopper. What are you culling Roo,s ?

Not roos, but anything else without an ear mark or ear tag on one of the largest freehold cattle stations in Australia :cool: Pigs, donkeys, camels, feral cattle, goats, dogs.

Tri70
10-17-2013, 04:40 PM
Are you the only gunner on the ride?

AusLach
10-17-2013, 04:46 PM
They're only tiny choppers we're going up in; the Robinson R22 , so it'll just be 1 shooter and 1 pilot. But my brother is going to come with me as he works on the place, so we'll be taking turns shooting.

Tri70
10-17-2013, 05:06 PM
I wondered if you would have help keeping the guns loaded. You do take more than 1 gun, right?

AusLach
10-17-2013, 05:14 PM
Yeah I'll taking my .223 for ground shooting, the .44 of course, and one of the chopper pilots has an autoloading shotgun that we'll be using as well :D

Double ought buckshot will be the medicine of choice :cool:

Davy
10-17-2013, 05:22 PM
An old mate has a self build chopper similar to an R22 the bloody thing can turn on a 10c piece. There are guys here would pay good money for that sort of shoot. You lucky Barstuard. 1815

AusLach
10-17-2013, 05:34 PM
Those little choppers can do some pretty incredible things alright. My brother has some brilliant photos that he's taken while in one, I'll see if I can find them.

AusLach
10-17-2013, 05:45 PM
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Davy
10-17-2013, 05:52 PM
We need loads of pics. Looking forward to this thread. Subscribed.

Tri70
10-17-2013, 05:56 PM
Can you use rifles with high cap mags like the Mossberg MVP 233 that will take AR mags?

http://www.mossberg.com/product/rifles-bolt-action-centerfire-mvp-series-mvp-predator/27714

AusLach
10-17-2013, 06:04 PM
Any centrefire magazine with a capacity over 10 rounds is a prohibited weapon in this state. Yes, a magazine is considered a weapon here :confused:

So unfortunately, no. The Marlin, with its 10+1 configuration, is as loaded up as I can get.

Tri70
10-17-2013, 08:45 PM
Do you get paid to shoot or is this volunteer work? Very cool either way!

Butters
10-17-2013, 10:10 PM
What are the handgun laws like down there?

AusLach
10-17-2013, 10:46 PM
Do you get paid to shoot or is this volunteer work? Very cool either way!

Strictly volunteer work mate.. But we don't have to pay for anything either. Normally, for chopper hire and ammo, a cull like this would cost upwards of $5k.


What are the handgun laws like down there?

I don't have an awful lot of knowledge in that area sorry Butters, I do know that you need to be a member of a pistol club to own one. No private use is allowed, the only time you are allowed to carry one (unloaded, in a locked case in the car) is to and from home/the range. .40 cal and below only (I believe) unless you have another special permit on top of your handgun licence.

Infidel
10-19-2013, 03:12 PM
Man, do I
Of course most everyone here knows what these are, but in case some youngsters should wander through who didn't grow up watching John Wayne, and Gunsmoke etc. etc. ( ahem, young Butters:rolleyes: ) but grew up playing call of duty and what not and think the AR is the only rifle ever.
The one on the right is a Winchester model 94 carbine loaded with .30-30, while the one on the left is a Marlin model 94 carbine loaded with .44 mag.
My favorite of the 2, is of course the Winchester.
Well, my favorite firearm of all time is the Winchester. ;)

Butters
10-19-2013, 03:39 PM
Im gonna ignore that and just compliment you on those fine firearms.

AusLach
10-19-2013, 05:03 PM
Nice rifles Infidel. I certainly like the Winchester too, but as you can imagine, top eject is quite the no no when shooting from a helicopter

Infidel
10-19-2013, 05:17 PM
Im gonna ignore that and just compliment you on those fine firearms. thank you young Butters.;)


Nice rifles Infidel. I certainly like the Winchester too, but as you can imagine, top eject is quite the no no when shooting from a helicopter oh, they don't eject all that crazy. They just throw em over your shoulder or into your head. LOL ;)

AusLach
10-19-2013, 07:29 PM
oh, they don't eject all that crazy. They just throw em over your shoulder or into your head. LOL ;)

Still, pilots appreciate foreign (metal especially) objects being kept as far away as possible from their rotor blades :)

Infidel
10-19-2013, 07:39 PM
I hear ya.

Dog
10-20-2013, 09:44 PM
at the end of the month I'll be doing a week's worth of culling out of a chopper.

Have you got a Go-Pro cam? :cool:

AusLach
10-23-2013, 05:06 AM
My glass arrived today :D

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More pics and a bit of a review to come over the wweekend.

Tri70
10-23-2013, 06:52 AM
I was looking at a Rossi lever 38/357 at an LGS but it looked heavy. It had a heavy long barrel, a carbine style would be better.

Butters
10-23-2013, 08:15 AM
Sick setup Aus!
Loving the old/new combination of styles.

AusLach
10-26-2013, 12:44 AM
Sighted him in this afternoon.

Happiness is an accurate rifle :cool:http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x358/AusLach/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20131026_153504.jpg (http://s1177.photobucket.com/user/AusLach/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20131026_153504.jpg.html)
75 metres with factory Federal 240gr pills

Getting up early tomorrow morning to have a look for some pigs hopefully :)


EDIT: Benning wanted to know if the .44 lost anything in accuracy/power when shot out of a carbine in another thread (can't remember which one). Serious question, would a .44 handgun be capable of the above results?

Infidel
10-26-2013, 12:48 AM
82 yards. Nice shooting.

Davy
10-26-2013, 06:59 AM
Keep the pics coming Aus. 1855

Butters
10-26-2013, 11:57 AM
Aus, my grandad shot a 44mag super redhawk 6in bbl for years. He always handloaded.
The right gun, the right handload, the right shooter, yes it can be done.
I sure as hell cant do it though :p

He shot with irons and optics over the years, i believe he has taken 4 deer at 75+ yards. Two of them running.
He dropped all 4.
Ill post up some ballistics here or on the other thread regarding the 44 out of a handgun later.

Butters
10-26-2013, 12:00 PM
Ill post these on the other thread as well.

The site specifies these ballistics are from a 7.5" bbl.

http://www.ballistics101.com/44_magnum.php

Tri70
11-13-2013, 06:51 PM
Aus, how did the hunt go?

AusLach
11-13-2013, 08:52 PM
Unfortunately, the chopper pilot put his machine down the week before I was due to go up.. He broke a couple of ribs and ended up concussed, but also wrote off the chopper. Hopefully early next year :)

Tri70
11-13-2013, 09:06 PM
Darn the bad luck! At least he wasn't killed, maybe next year. I wish I had $300K to get a chopper and head to Tx!!

Dango
11-20-2013, 08:08 PM
Sweet lever Auslach.! I got 1895 45/70 lever and I think it,s my favorite big bore rifle . I have no idea why I bought it ? I was in a local gun shop , stuck my pinky in the barrel , smiled , and now I own one.

I went bore hunting with a friend in Georgia , using Hornady LEVERevolution 325 grn.! The bore dropped in it,s tracks.! That 44 , it don,t get much better than that . YEAP , a little cowboy in us all .

DrumJunkie
11-20-2013, 08:25 PM
I had a stainless model that I traded off and have never stopped regretting getting rid of.

AusLach
11-25-2013, 12:51 AM
I finally get to use my little carbine in anger tonight. Hhopefully a few fallow will be poking about.

AusLach
11-26-2013, 05:29 AM
Still no luck. There was a wild dog in the area yesterday during the day, so all the deer and marsupials appeared to move out of the area. We ended up shooting a few vermin with my .223; the tally ended up at three foxes, two cats and ten or twelve bunnies.