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Hahahaha, I wasn't aware those are available as kits.
Sounds like a fun project.
 

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Recent changes in Canadian firearms classification means 3 of my firearms are now prohibited, and while I'm allowed to keep them during a 2 year amnesty period, I'm not allowed to take them anywhere.

So what do I do with the scope and bipod from my AR-10, and the 1000+ round of .308 and 7.62x51 I have around?

The sunk cost fallacy says I should buy a new rifle for it:

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What it will look like with my Atlas bipod and Vortex scope:


Ironic I'm spending my tax return to buy more firearms in response to new backdoor firearm laws.
 

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it took me waaaaay to long to realise that's a flint-style gun! :shock:

what a beaty!
i'm surprised you are allowed to hunt with such old hardware
 

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There's a dedicated hunting season for bow and arrow, then there's a muzzleloader season, then you can bring a modern rifle.
 

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it took me waaaaay to long to realise that's a flint-style gun! :shock:

what a beaty!
i'm surprised you are allowed to hunt with such old hardware

It's fired by percussion cap. Flintlock is another monster all together. I don't have any desire to go that direction.
The hardware itself isn't old -- manufactured in 2018, in fact. The basic design, of course, is old, but the components are made of modern materials. Modern steel makes a huge difference in barrel accuracy, durability, and safety.

As Blind said, here in Utah there are separate deer hunting seasons for bow & arrow, muzzleloaders, and general rifle.

I'll try to take some pictures of the process. I've been working on it, getting parts fitted, but nothing really exciting to look at yet.
 

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It's here! 13.8 lbs with bipod, optic and an empty mag.





Now I just need to zero it, and find a place to stretch its legs.
 

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Muzzleloader update-- It's looking like a gun now. I have all the parts fitted to the stock now. It took quite a bit of time with blacking, removing a little wood, blacking again, removing more wood, ad nauseum until each part fit properly. It was a bit tedious, but I found the work enjoyable.

Now there is a ton of work to do with removing the excess wood and shaping the stock, then finishing everything.

Some pics of the whole gun, minus just a couple things, and some close-ups of the main parts that needed to be fitted.







 

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I do like a nice simple Sig.

I guess I should post an update on the muzzleloader...if I remember later. I got it finished enough to take hunting, though I have more to do on it.
 

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Been spending most of my range time with my 22 CZ455, but this past weekend, I exercised the PTR91 out to 600 yards with the milsurp scope @thomas brought for me years ago.

Been getting decent groupings at about 25 yards while shooting from a bag while prone with the CZ.

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The last time I shot my PTR91 past 100 yards was when I took a big hog down with a friend a few years back. Also managed to get fairly consistent hits at 200 yards with the CZ hehe.

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Been spending most of my range time with my 22 CZ455, but this past weekend, I exercised the PTR91 out to 600 yards with the milsurp scope @thomas brought for me years ago.

Been getting decent groupings at about 25 yards while shooting from a bag while prone with the CZ.

What ammo does yours like? Though it has been decent with the few things I've tried so far, I haven't found a great combination yet.
I do absolutely love my CZ455 with .22 WMR though and it's awesome with .17 HMR too.
 

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I wish I had a 22 WMR given the current ammo shortage. I can actually find that stuff!

CCI standard velocity 40 grain is what I have run through it almost exclusively and can't think of any complaints.
I'll have to try some standard velocity. CCI Mini Mag will group decently but nothing spectacular.
 

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With last year's Canadian gun ban, my Scorpion has become prohibited, so I cannot take it to the range anymore.


So I decided I might as well re-use the Voxtex Sparc-2 red-dot on a gun I can still take shooting...

 
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