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    I Took the old rifle out for a change!

    As the sun was shining i decide to take the old .256 Gibbs magnum out for a change, (open sights), After about 15 mins in the high seat, I Heard a bit of ruffling from behind the seat,Then out pop this little buck about 30 yards away, ( I know, i could have hit it over the head with the barrel at 30 yards )but I sent the little 129gn sp on its way, drop the buck on the spot, My second deer with this old rifle,( I do shoot quite a few deer a year), but it puts a smile on your face when you shoot one using the old girl, its always the ones to remember! Happy days!!

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    Classic

    AB

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    nice
    any closer pics.

    BTW that dog is looking at you like you owe it money!

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    great result with a beautiful rifle but your dog looks really angry with you . you must have done something really bad to it! Regard SBM

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    The dog is miffed because the munty dropped on the spot! He likes hunting too.

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    Yes, i do have some close up pics, will put them up when I get near a computer tomorrow, The dog is fine, that look on her face says quit taking pics, I want a piece of that heart.

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    256 Gibbs (6.5 x 54 Mannlicher?). When I had one it would only shoot 156 grains anything lighter gave a very wide group. A classic round for woodland deer of all sizes. My wife used one for years until she swapped to 275 ( 7mm Mauser) which she used with great efficiency on everything from foxes to big reds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The fourth Horseman View Post
    256 Gibbs (6.5 x 54 Mannlicher?). When I had one it would only shoot 156 grains anything lighter gave a very wide group. A classic round for woodland deer of all sizes. My wife used one for years until she swapped to 275 ( 7mm Mauser) which she used with great efficiency on everything from foxes to big reds.
    No its not the same cartridge as 6.5x 54, its pretty much a 6.5 x 57 cartridge trimmed by 2mm.

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    Fantastic rifle, well done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glen of Imaal View Post
    Fantastic rifle, well done!

    Thanks,

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