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Old 04-12-2021, 02:19 PM   #51
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Here is the 7mm Mag. Sako Finnbear.
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Old 04-12-2021, 02:26 PM   #52
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After my great uncle passed I bought his LH 7mm Remington 700 from my great aunt, his sons would have pawned it off. I shed a tear when I killed this big boar with it. His dream was to go elk hunting and one year before his cancer diagnosis him and my dad went and killed an elk with this rifle. Itíll be an heirloom in our family for years to come. Take it hunting!

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Old 04-12-2021, 02:33 PM   #53
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Just my opinion - my Grandfather gave me 2 guns. One that I cannot discuss from a certain War that involved the World.

Another that was a Family rabbit shooter from the farm in Ohio. Nothing special, but I shoot one and shadow boxed the other.

I'd go with your gut on decisions like this. Only you know what's best. Either way I don't believe there is a wrong answer!
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Old 04-12-2021, 02:40 PM   #54
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If it's mint I'd keep it mint. It's not going to outperform what you can buy today. If it was blemished and well worn in, I'd take it and hunt with it for the experience. Just my opinion.
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Old 04-12-2021, 02:43 PM   #55
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I'd take it.
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Old 04-12-2021, 02:45 PM   #56
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Never fired and it would stay in the safe. I have 3 guns my grandfather passed down to me that were never fired, and they will remain that way as long as they are mine. I’ve got a few others that he used, and I use them like he would.
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Old 04-12-2021, 02:45 PM   #57
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If it's mint I'd keep it mint. It's not going to outperform what you can buy today. If it was blemished and well worn in, I'd take it and hunt with it for the experience. Just my opinion.

This right here. Uncle Rogerís was well worn, but if it was mint itíd be a safe queen for sure!
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Old 04-12-2021, 02:49 PM   #58
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If itís unfired I wouldnít shoot it. Iíd just put it up
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Old 04-12-2021, 02:59 PM   #59
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If Grandpa bought it to hunt and shoot but never got a chance I would take it out in his memory and get it done. Of course I would take great care, as I do with all of my guns, to keep it lubed, cleaned and protected in a nice padded case.
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Old 04-12-2021, 03:03 PM   #60
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What if you wrapped it in camo tape when you took it out? If it got wet, you would need to unwrap it, dry, oil and rewrap. I've used that several times on my Browning shotgun. Works great.
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Old 04-13-2021, 08:57 AM   #61
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Do it, youíll see why after the hunt.

Best of luck !
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Old 04-13-2021, 09:04 AM   #62
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I would take it to the deer blind. Once. Wrapped in bubble wrap.

Modern rifles have come a long way when dealing with the mountains, and that rifle is for me to remember my grandfather, not chuck down a mountainside
ďUse it, not abuse itĒ.

Iíve been shooting my grandpas Sako .222 for 57 yrs. still good as new.

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Old 04-13-2021, 11:48 AM   #63
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Yes
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Old 04-13-2021, 01:41 PM   #64
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no, probably not
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Old 04-13-2021, 02:00 PM   #65
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I hunt a lot with my uncles pre 64 model 70 in 30-06
but that's why he left it to me he knew it would continue to take numerous critters.
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Old 04-13-2021, 02:01 PM   #66
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You should use it. I use most of my heirloom guns every year, not because I need to but rather because it reminds me of my dad and hunting with family. I've bought far lighter, more accurate rifles that I should take but the memories each gun carries when I take it to the field are priceless.
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Old 04-13-2021, 02:42 PM   #67
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I wouldnt, with it being mint. I have rifles from my grandpa that I do use every season but they were used before I got them. I have multiple guns in my safe that i've never shot before after I purchased them though.
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Old 04-13-2021, 02:50 PM   #68
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swap out the stock for the hunt
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Get an aftermarket stock to use while hunting. Keep the original stock in minty condition.
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Old 04-13-2021, 03:06 PM   #69
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I'd take it. You don't plan on selling it so what harm does minor wear and tear do? Use but don't abuse. If it was never shot maybe start a log of animals taken with it to be passed down through the future generations.
I like the log idea. Would be cool to look back on someday.
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Old 04-13-2021, 06:04 PM   #70
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If it's mint I'd keep it mint. It's not going to outperform what you can buy today. If it was blemished and well worn in, I'd take it and hunt with it for the experience. Just my opinion.
I agree with this very well said post.
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Old 04-13-2021, 06:23 PM   #71
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I have shot most of my animals in.the last twenty years with inherited firearms.
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