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Thread: WTB: the cheapest POS rifle possible...

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    WTB: the cheapest POS rifle possible...

    I'm after a real cheap rifle to use on the farm, don't really want to be dragging my new rifle round on the farm if I can avoid it, something that can knock over an injured cow if need be, has to be centrefire, something like an old 303 or a single shot break barrel job will do the trick, prefer if it was canterbury based so I don't have to pay postage and muck around with forms etc.

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    There are few .303 in canterbury for sale on trademe.

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    Cheers Stug will have a look, just need something that's accurate to about ten metres and has a bit of a wallop behind it, old 303 be perfect
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    What about @stretch 's SKS? Cheap ammo, ultra reliable.
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    I have put down a number of cows with an sks, worked perfectly. Ammo is cheap and available. Some of the cheap old 303s are getting a bit on the rough side now and potentially unreliable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_Songhurst View Post
    Cheers Stug will have a look, just need something that's accurate to about ten metres and has a bit of a wallop behind it, old 303 be perfect
    Baikal 12 gauge shotgun with solids

    $199 brand new
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    12g with solids should do a number on a cow.

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    Go into Serious Shooters in Riccarton - or maybe call them.

    They had stacks of old 303s a few years ago for round $100, and you could test them to be sure you got a good one. Worth a call.

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    Most of the home kill guys in my area quite humanely use 22s or 22 magnums. Trouble is if you are not experienced it can all turn to poo. the one exception locally is the guy who used a 7x57. Shot the animal, shot went thru animal into his young helper. Another option is a JW103 in either 223 or 7.62x39.

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    Yea not keen on using a 22, I know it works if you do it properly and if you have the animal yarded where you can get close to it, but there's no room for mistakes in our industry especially after the smear campaign run by SAFE last year. It's actually recommended in fonterra regulations that cows are humanely slaughtered using a centrefire rifle

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    Sks is a lot more fun to shoot then a 303 for in between jobs

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    If it's a work related tool go out and get the best you can afford. Claim it back
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    Did that with my 10/22, hadn't really thought about that.... Hmmmmmm
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    bro nothing wrong with buying a sako with a nice leupy on top especially if you can claim it back haha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_Songhurst View Post
    Did that with my 10/22, hadn't really thought about that.... Hmmmmmm
    Built a Howabitza bird scarer when I had the kiwi fruit,turned out you could shoot deer with it too,funny that
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