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    Pump action rifles?

    Pump actions are quite popular in Australia. Anyone had any experience with them?

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    Both take AR mags, so extremely likely that the magazines themselves will be prohibited parts.
    You will have rifles that will become awkward single shots.
    Or likely the Troy will be prohibited as well.
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    Are pumps any good to use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russian 22. View Post
    Are pumps any good to use?
    Yes they are a lot of fun.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Very fast to cycle, pumping with on recoil becomes second nature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mawzer308 View Post
    Very fast to cycle, pumping with on recoil becomes second nature.
    Yep. Never had a pump rifle, but my 12ga is very fast and slick to operate like that. Just takes a bit of practice.

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    I see that grandads 1890 .22 pump gallery gun may be allowed to stay now as an heirloom whoopie!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marty Henry View Post
    I see that grandads 1890 .22 pump gallery gun may be allowed to stay now as an heirloom whoopie!
    Just got to jump through a few flaming hoops, and you probably won't be able to use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stug View Post
    Just got to jump through a few flaming hoops, and you probably won't be able to use it.
    They are saying that a key part needs to be handed in to the police for them to store. Like that would be a good idea. In the select committee report

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    best one I ever saw was a Krieghoff Semprio. Some of the slickest and smoothest engineering work I have ever seen and the design up close is brilliant. The removable internal mag is enclosed when the rifle is being fired so you cannot fit a larger capacity and they are 3-5 rounds depending on calibre (bigger bullet = less space) They were not cheap at $12000 for a rifle and $5000 for different calibre but I almost had to apologise for drooling on it when I was allowed to handle it. The website images etc that I have seen of it, do not do it justice. And as a Pump, you do not pump the forewood back to reload. You hold the forend and the stock end comes back. (using recoil momentum to assist.) Push a button and change from 223 to 300 win mag inside 60 seconds.

    But, and this is a big BUT, you can own a really nice 223, and a 300 win mag for less than a single replacement calibre and still have change for ammo. If they ban pumps, lets see if they can handle those prices.....
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    I always contemplated on of the remmy pumps in 308.
    I enquired years ago to Remington about the police special. Apparently they had some stronger springs and some other bits and bobs in there to make them more robust.
    Its funny over there-you can have a pump centerfires but not a pump shotgun.
    That's the sort of loophole you get when you do a knee jerk reaction to something. They are trying to be all seeing and knowing with their wording but it accounts for too much

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    Apparently popular as a patrol car gun with some USA police depts. as training is greatly reduced by having a rifle and shotgun (Remington 870) that operate with essentially the same controls. I've also considered a .308 model but they are quite spendy for what they are.

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    Yes, used one a lot in Australia shooting pigs in Queensland, Remington 7600 carbine in 308 shooting 180 grain round nose Sierra ProHunters. To be honest it was pretty ordinary. You had to be very firm with the cycling otherwise it would throw a tanty and jam. It was very fussy about cases and would have problems loading some factory ammo, so the owner had to reload for it exclusively and full-length resize every time. There were quite a few brass manufacturers that it just couldn't chamber, I remember taking him a bag of once fired ADI mil brass that it simply would not accept. I use that brass now in my Tikka and it's fine. Having to pick up the cases is a pain in the arse for that kind of shooting in the bush so reloading for that rifle was tiresome and expensive due to lost or damaged cases.

    I took a GoPro video of myself shooting goats on the run with my T3 the other day. Had a yarn with the wife about whether or not that Remington was noticeably faster... I don't think is was that much faster. It's like the driven boar guys in Europe, once you get well practised with a straight pull or regular bolt action you can be pretty quick. And I think it's easier to stay on target with a bolt gun, more so than the pump action because your forehand grip hand isn't flapping around trying to cycle the action.

    That's my take on them anyway, not really for me. I'm 100% sure that lots of Remington 7600 owners are perfectly happy with their rifles!
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    Mate had a pump 270, sack of shit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Mate had a pump 270, sack of shit
    The pump or the mate?
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    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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