A "little" something I've been working on

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  1. blowgunner

    blowgunner New Member

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    I do a lot of backpacking, and have wanted a small gun to pack with me. First I started carrying a Ruger MKIII, but I'm terribly inaccurate with it. Then i started eyeballing the Ruger takedown. I had 2 issues with the takedown. First, It's over 4 pounds. Not much weight really, but when I'm already carrying enough gear to last me a week, 4 pounds is a lot. My other issue was, its carried in two pieces, so I cant just pull it from my pack and shoot.
    Thats when I decided to mod a youth rifle for my needs. Started with a Savage Rascal, and cut it down in to basically a bolt action Mares Leg. Modified the sight a little to make adjustments easier, and recrowned the barrel. Its a great little shooter. 26.5" overall length, 16.25" barrel, and weighs less than 2 pounds. Working on a scabbard now that will attach to the side of my pack for quick deployment, if I see some food running around on the trail.

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    I know it's been almost a year but great ideas are timeless, it all matters to the one who has the idea!!!
    Good luck with your backpackin trips.
     
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    Have You Thought About An AMT AUTOMAG III In .22 Mag. I Have One It Is StainlessSteele Has 10 Round Magazine. Brand New Never Fired. I Also Have Velcro Holster That Carries Extra Magazine That Clip On Your Belt. If You Are Interested Contact Please.
     

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