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Re: Damn gun won't open, help needed

Post by combo12 » 28 Jun 2014, 10:31 am

Ended ok! Just out of interest, what make/model of red dot sight did you put on your combo? Are you happy with it?
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Re: Damn gun won't open, help needed

Post by Die Judicii » 28 Jun 2014, 6:19 pm

combo12 wrote:Ended ok! Just out of interest, what make/model of red dot sight did you put on your combo? Are you happy with it?


Hey there combo,

I put a Bushnell TRS 25 on it.

It was left over after fitting a new scope on another rifle.

Not sure how well it really performs as I havnt blooded it yet.

I missed a perfect opportunity tonight though, just before dark.

I shot a fox with the 22/250 earlier this afternoon and jumped on the quad to take it away and dispose of it just before dark.

Didn't think to put a rifle or shottie on the quad, and when I got into a block of timber in one of the paddocks, 5 pigs trotted across in front.

A large boar, a sow, and three little uns

Damm it, that's the second time I've been caught out without a rifle.

Wont happen again though.

I've also got an Aimpoint Micro H1 on the .308 pumpie, and that is fantastic.
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Re: Damn gun won't open, help needed

Post by Bourt » 29 Jun 2014, 12:55 pm

Die Judicii wrote:I missed a perfect opportunity tonight though, just before dark.


There's always tomorrow night ;)
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Re: Damn gun won't open, help needed

Post by Oldbloke » 29 Jul 2015, 6:46 pm

My brother inlaw had a savage 20gx22mag yrs ago. Bugger sold it after I told him I wanted it. Have never forgiven him for that. Would make a great camp gun.
Hunt safe, look after the bush & plug more pests. :thumbsup: Better to load on the mild side. :o The greatest invention in the history of man is beer. :drinks: "Often the written message doesn't convey all of the information"
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Re: Damn gun won't open, help needed

Post by Oldbloke » 29 Jul 2015, 7:22 pm

bentaz wrote:Yeah I'm prpretty happy. Its a bit rough on the bluing but the bores are mint, the wood is in ok nick although it's been refinished poorly and best of all I'm getting it for trading some old reloading suplies and a set of dies I will probably never use.


:mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Damn gun won't open, help needed

Post by Redwood » 05 Aug 2015, 9:44 am

bentaz wrote:Its a bit rough on the bluing but the bores are mint, the wood is in ok nick


Well that's the important bit :mrgreen:
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Re: Damn gun won't open, help needed

Post by COLLECTOR 1 » 05 Aug 2015, 10:54 pm

Hi there, Ive got one of these Savage combo's, mine is in 222/20g....and I had this happen once.

If the extractor has not been pushed fully in on closing, it catches of the edge of the block that the barrels are attached to. When you go to open the gun again it stops the opening of the action, its something to do with the camming of the extractor on opening and closing.

I know this sounds strange, get a pillow or cushion, and with gentle force bump the muzzle end into the pillow, then do it with the butt end of the gun.

See if that works., did for me

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Re: Damn gun won't open, help needed

Post by Wobble » 11 Aug 2015, 8:48 am

Carrying a pillow around hunting must get old? :sarcasm:
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Re: Damn gun won't open, help needed

Post by gunnerjacky » 09 Nov 2015, 9:17 pm

That's why I oil my guns every month or after heavy usage. :)
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Re: Damn gun won't open, help needed

Post by bigfellascott » 10 Nov 2015, 12:24 am

Happy hunting mate. :thumbsup:
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Re: Damn gun won't open, help needed

Post by huccl » 12 Nov 2015, 9:14 am

gunnerjacky wrote:That's why I oil my guns every month or after heavy usage. :)


You've had the same thing happen?
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Re: Damn gun won't open, help needed

Post by Die Judicii » 05 Dec 2015, 10:20 pm

Oldbloke wrote:My brother inlaw had a savage 20gx22mag yrs ago. Bugger sold it after I told him I wanted it. Have never forgiven him for that. Would make a great camp gun.


Hey Ol Fella,
Mine has never missed a beat since the 1st issue that I started this thread about.
Being 12g/.223 it is a bloody good choice of combo,,,,,,,

Will keep you in mind if I ever decide to sell it. :drinks: :thumbsup:
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Re: Damn gun won't open, help needed

Post by Wes » 07 Dec 2015, 1:41 pm

Oldbloke wrote:My brother inlaw had a savage 20gx22mag yrs ago. Bugger sold it after I told him I wanted it.


Mustn't like you very much :P :lol:
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