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    Quote Originally Posted by werner.reiche View Post
    Less common by more than 10:1 I'd guess, but still not uncommon.
    Seems nearly everyone I know that has more than one CF rifle has at least one .30-30. I only know of one person that has a .32.
    But based on availability of ammo - there must be a few out there.

    Then again there are a lot of .444's out there - but Cabelas has stopped carrying ammo for them.
    Thanks Werner,that's kinda what I was wondering cause I can get ammo everywhere I've look. Just dont hear too much about them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by werner.reiche View Post
    Less common by more than 10:1 I'd guess, but still not uncommon.
    Seems nearly everyone I know that has more than one CF rifle has at least one .30-30. I only know of one person that has a .32.
    But based on availability of ammo - there must be a few out there.

    Then again there are a lot of .444's out there - but Cabelas has stopped carrying ammo for them.
    Ya, your 444 is an oddball.

    My uncle has a 307 Win, when Hornady re-introduced it he found a bunch of ammo and stocked up (80rds, ha ha, typical Ontario hunter).

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    Quote Originally Posted by werner.reiche View Post
    Less common by more than 10:1 I'd guess, but still not uncommon.
    Seems nearly everyone I know that has more than one CF rifle has at least one .30-30. I only know of one person that has a .32.
    But based on availability of ammo - there must be a few out there.

    Then again there are a lot of .444's out there - but Cabelas has stopped carrying ammo for them.
    In our hunt group. 3 of us have model 94,s in .32 win spcl. we love em, mine is .32 spcl. ackley improved, it has killed many deer for me but not at 300 yards,

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    Interesting, an excerpt from the Wikipedia article on the Winchester 1894:

    The United States government purchased 1,800 commercial Model 1894s with 50,000 .30-30 cartridges during World War I. These rifles in the 835800 to 852500 serial number range were marked atop the receiver ring with a flaming bomb and "U.S." The rifles were intended for United States Army Signal Corps personnel stationed in the Pacific Northwest to prevent labor strike actions from interrupting manufacture of Sitka spruce lumber for framing the fuselage and wings of military aircraft.[
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    its a fine gun and a fine caliber for deer size game and black bear and no one can argue that. 300 bucks wholesale on the low end...825 bucks retail on the high end. Keep it, use it, shoot it or sell it. that choice is yours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikePal View Post
    Finding a buyer will be the hard part. I was at the Carp show last week and there were a lot of win 94's for sale. One guy had at least 8 in his 'collection', that he was trying to liquidate. I don't think he sold any. I had seen him at an earlier show and he still had most if not all of them from that show.

    We were looking for a Win 95 so I wasn't paying to much attention to the prices on the 94's but seem to me they we're in the $500-$800 range.
    “One guy had at least 8 in his 'collection', that he was trying to liquidate. I don't think he sold any.”


    Why am I not surprised. You use to go to gun shows to get a bargain, now if you go to gun shows looking for a gun you are more likely to get fleeced. They are selling used products in dubious condition for top dollar. You are better off to go to a reputable gun shop and purchase new. I use to mention to individuals looking for a gun to check out a few gun shows, but not anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gun Nut View Post
    “One guy had at least 8 in his 'collection', that he was trying to liquidate. I don't think he sold any.”


    Why am I not surprised. You use to go to gun shows to get a bargain, now if you go to gun shows looking for a gun you are more likely to get fleeced. They are selling used products in dubious condition for top dollar. You are better off to go to a reputable gun shop and purchase new. I use to mention to individuals looking for a gun to check out a few gun shows, but not anymore.

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    Ya, go to their retail store and see the same guns that were at the gun show for 20-30% less.

    The 22LR ammo blows me away, $5 a box for borderline shooter grade Thunderbolt or Imperial from the 80s. We were 5min from a walmart where I could buy new stuff for $3.50 a box. Sometimes you find a deal, I got 2 lbs of sealed IMR Powder for the price of 1lb but seeing partial boxes of bullets for the same as a box of 100 is the norm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fox View Post
    Ya, your 444 is an oddball.

    My uncle has a 307 Win, when Hornady re-introduced it he found a bunch of ammo and stocked up (80rds, ha ha, typical Ontario hunter).
    The resurgence of the .45-70 has been a curse to the .444. Let's face it if you wanted something big, why a .429 when there's a .458.
    But I've got a pretty good stash of ammo - 400+ rounds including 45 of the "good stuff" - the original 265 grain Remington's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by werner.reiche View Post
    The resurgence of the .45-70 has been a curse to the .444. Let's face it if you wanted something big, why a .429 when there's a .458.
    But I've got a pretty good stash of ammo - 400+ rounds including 45 of the "good stuff" - the original 265 grain Remington's.
    The good news is that you can load that brass a lot, keep your brass and there will always be .429 bullets to put in it.

    Cartridges come and go, some last longer than others, it is what it is.

    Ever see a 7-30 Waters out in the bush?

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    Quote Originally Posted by werner.reiche View Post
    The resurgence of the .45-70 has been a curse to the .444. Let's face it if you wanted something big, why a .429 when there's a .458.
    But I've got a pretty good stash of ammo - 400+ rounds including 45 of the "good stuff" - the original 265 grain Remington's.
    Looks like you can buy a new Marlin 1895 in .444 again. Hopefully that helps with the ammo issue.

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