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m1917 rifle

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m1917 rifle

#1 Post by lamontagne0527 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:45 pm

I have a model 1917 rifle made by remington (not eddystone) that i bought a few years back for a steal. I got it for 280.00 Canadian and she looks great for how old she is. Barrel dated 10-18 so she's an original barrel and stock with no signs of being bubba'ed or cleaned. 30-06 sure kicks the crap out of me but she's a beautiful rifle an one of my prized possessions in my collection.

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#2 Post by 8thIDGrunt » Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:39 pm

Pictures please, sir. I am still looking for an original in military configuration myself.

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#3 Post by Rapidrob » Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:52 pm

If the rifle is "Kicking the crap out of you" ...you are holding it wrong. I shoot my M1917 hundreds of times a year as do other of my clubs members and recoil is not a problem.
You want to pull the rifle tightly and squarely up against the pocket of your shoulder. If you do not it will "kick" and be painful to shoot.
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#4 Post by lamontagne0527 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:54 pm

Rapidrob wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:52 pm
If the rifle is "Kicking the crap out of you" ...you are holding it wrong. I shoot my M1917 hundreds of times a year as do other of my clubs members and recoil is not a problem.
You want to pull the rifle tightly and squarely up against the pocket of your shoulder. If you do not it will "kick" and be painful to shoot.
I agree with you and know that's the proper way to shoot a high velocity rifle. Unfortunately when I was younger I broke my clavicle and it healed improperly so I can't hold it properly in my shoulder. I try left handed once in awhile but its hard to see the sights but i notice the difference in recoil.

As 9f now I simply just download my loads or just load a gallery round. It keeps her talking but just not as loud

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#5 Post by retread12345678 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:44 pm

You have the rifle I am looking for. I intend to find one after I recover, which should be 2 months. Recoil is neither greater nor less than most
military rifles of that era

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#6 Post by lamontagne0527 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:29 pm

retread12345678 wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:44 pm
You have the rifle I am looking for. I intend to find one after I recover, which should be 2 months. Recoil is neither greater nor less than most
military rifles of that era
You definitely are right about that. In Canada they are usually 1000 and up.

The recoil just irritates my shoulder. Still a blast to shoot though haha

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