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Posted: 3/26/2010 4:41:22 PM EDT
Just curious.
Anyone here have one of the new Winchester 1895's?

Opinion please.
Link Posted: 4/8/2010 1:27:36 AM EDT
Originally Posted By HellifIknow:
Just curious.
Anyone here have one of the new Winchester 1895's?

Opinion please.


What caliber are they ?

God bless
Wyr
Link Posted: 4/8/2010 11:04:10 AM EDT
Originally Posted By WyrTwister:
Originally Posted By HellifIknow:
Just curious.
Anyone here have one of the new Winchester 1895's?

Opinion please.


What caliber are they ?

God bless
Wyr



'06, 30-40 Krag, and .405 Win are most common. I really want one of these in 30-06 (but have no experience with them)
Link Posted: 4/8/2010 3:24:16 PM EDT
IIRC it is said that they do not carry as well as other leverguns cause of the box magazine.
Link Posted: 4/8/2010 10:26:28 PM EDT
Originally Posted By streetstar:
Originally Posted By WyrTwister:
Originally Posted By HellifIknow:
Just curious.
Anyone here have one of the new Winchester 1895's?

Opinion please.


What caliber are they ?

God bless
Wyr



'06, 30-40 Krag, and .405 Win are most common. I really want one of these in 30-06 (but have no experience with them)


Sounds too pricy . :-(

God bless
Wyr

Link Posted: 4/9/2010 7:27:49 AM EDT
if they made a full stock version, then I might be willing to buy one...but I hate the 10 inches of exposed barrel.
Link Posted: 4/9/2010 7:49:00 AM EDT
I have the .405, put a replica Lyman side mount sight on it. Very nice rifle, definately lets you know when it goes bang but not as bad as I thought. I had a Browning 30-06 version but sold it as I didn't care for the phony engraving on the receiver. This 405 is nice even though it has the tang safety, its pretty unobtrusive. I haven't really shot it enough to comment about accuracy but it's functioned well.
Link Posted: 4/9/2010 6:58:15 PM EDT
The Browning versions were much nicer. Mine is a Grade 1 with no engraving.
Link Posted: 4/9/2010 11:24:29 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Talyn:
The Browning versions were much nicer. Mine is a Grade 1 with no engraving.


+1
I shot a Browning .30/40 years ago.
It was hellanice and accurate too.
I should have bought that rifle but passed.

The wood on the Winchesters isn't quite as nice, the fitting is a bit rougher, the blueing is a bit blacker and the actions are a bit stiffer.
Oh, they are also a heck of a lot more expensive, I could have bought that .30/40 '95 Browning used for $400

Stupid, stupid me.
Link Posted: 4/9/2010 11:55:55 PM EDT
I bought a Grade I 1895 in 30-06 about 6 years ago. I found a second used stock set which I had sling swivels and a rubber buttpad added to which made it nicer for hunting. Then I had a custom scout mount made for it and mounted a Leupold scout scope. I hand loaded up several different bullets with moderate results. I tested the factory Winchester 180 grain Silvertips (Alminum tipped silver box not plastic tipped supreme black box). I have shot several groups less than 1" at 100yds from sandbags with these. It does carry a little different but I find that it fits nicely in the hand and balances perfectly if holding it by the box mag. Four years ago I dropped a cow elk where she stood at 212 yards with one shot from my 1895 using the 180gr Winchester Silvertips (silver box with elk on the box). Even had 3 witnesses for my true tall tell. My only regret is that I got mine before they came out with the case colored takedown model that CDNN has for $1200. I love the takedowns but have never shot one.
Link Posted: 4/18/2010 10:31:03 PM EDT
I had a Browning 1895 that I got after the First Gulf war in 91 in 30-06. Added a Williams reciever sight to it and traded it later for a Browning 1886 carbine.

CD
Link Posted: 4/21/2010 4:24:10 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Combat_Diver:
I had a Browning 1895 that I got after the First Gulf war in 91 in 30-06. Added a Williams reciever sight to it and traded it later for a Browning 1886 carbine.

CD


+1 I have a Browning 1886 carbine also. Great gun!

I guess I'm spoiled by the Browning versions since the Winchesters look cheap now.
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