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Ash
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Re: FN98 Stutzen .300 H+H Mag with Bubinga Stock [Re: grandveneur]
      #319839 - 14/09/18 10:15 AM

And sometimes you just want a certain caliber... so maybe that’s a factor too? To each their own. I want a .585 Nyati as a 20” barrel full stock gun.. heavy euro looking thumper. Not a “proper” chambering for such a rifle but I want something different so that’s that.

If you want to talk about “optimum barrel lengths” then all those beloved Mauser and Brno .22’s are stupid as they’re usually twice as long as “optimum”..

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Re: FN98 Stutzen .300 H+H Mag with Bubinga Stock [Re: rpeck]
      #320250 - 01/10/18 10:30 PM

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The real problem is that they used ivory at all, making travel with the rifle across political borders now virtually impossible because of the zero tolerance ivory ban. I inherited some elephant tusk carvings of Samurai from 18th c. Japan and I know something about transporting ivory across international borders. Its very difficult, even with 250 year old antique art works. Looks like this rifle is staying in Canada.





Forget ivory bans....Now that they (CITES) have added Bubinga wood to the list of banned rosewoods (even though it is not endangered and is not even a real rosewood) it will likely be impossible to get this rifle across international borders, particularly anywhere in Africa, simply because of the wood in the stock.


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Re: FN98 Stutzen .300 H+H Mag with Bubinga Stock [Re: Dogfish858]
      #320251 - 01/10/18 10:32 PM

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That is a truly excellent rifle. An Afro-stutzen if you will. .300 H&H to avoid military calibre trouble and achieve slightly better brush shooting performance with heavier bullets. Ivory inlay to bring focus and contrast to the black trigger guard and engraved floorplate, possibly influenced by Arabic or African folk (bubba) gun art. Bubinga to keep in the Africa theme plus moderate the recoil a bit, which is evidently an issue vis a vis the rubber recoil pad. Yet overall heavy Germanic flavor of the stock. Even the absence of checkering seems intentional as the stock would then look quite busy. A specific rifle built by a specific person for a specific purpose in a specific era, and very well executed.

Excellent.




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