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Re: Greener Empire ? [Re: bigokie]
      #15637 - 09/06/04 02:45 AM

Picked up the Greener today. Yippee!

Now its going to get a work out as a shotgun first.



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Re: Greener Empire ? [Re: NitroX]
      #15791 - 13/06/04 06:49 PM

Nice of them to let you have it 'bout 2 weeks before the season closes! Better get stuck in!

I hear Freckled Duck cooks up real nice!

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Re: Greener Empire ? [Re: NitroX]
      #16125 - 23/06/04 02:30 PM

FYI gunsamerica.com no. 976480006 cased Greener Empire DeLuxe .450-400 3 1/4" mfd. 1926 X cond'n $16,900.


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Re: Greener Empire ? [Re: Marrakai]
      #54189 - 05/04/06 06:45 PM

Marrakai

I used this shotgun last year (2005) for a day of mountain duck hunting /decoying on the wetlands at the Murray Mouth / Lake Alexandrina with NE member Orion.

Also for more than a few bunny walks.

Still enjoying it as a shotgun. Need two now, one for conversion and the other as a shotgun.



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Re: Greener Empire ? [Re: NitroX]
      #54237 - 06/04/06 06:22 AM

Time to build or have built a monoblock from scratch. Then you will have the shotgun and rifle .

Bill


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Re: Greener Empire ? [Re: banzaibird]
      #326767 - 02/04/19 06:23 PM

Regarding this old thread. Th eproject never progressed as the gunsmith/gunmaker who made the .577 LNE "Fat Lady" double rifle and also the 12 gauge/.577 LNE cape gun declined to do it or make any further examples of this sort of shotgun to rifle conversion.

Came across this old thread, and decided to "close it" off with this comment.

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Re: Greener Empire ? [Re: NitroX]
      #326774 - 03/04/19 12:55 AM

Quote:

Regarding this old thread. Th eproject never progressed as the gunsmith/gunmaker who made the .577 LNE "Fat Lady" double rifle and also the 12 gauge/.577 LNE cape gun declined to do it or make any further examples of this sort of shotgun to rifle conversion.

Came across this old thread, and decided to "close it" off with this comment.




You still have it ??

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Re: Greener Empire ? [Re: Ripp]
      #326776 - 03/04/19 01:49 AM

NitroX, That's to bad, maybe someone else could do the job. I used to get hugely envious reading about the Fat Lady's adventures. That is one classy rifle, has anyone heard from her present owner?

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Re: Greener Empire ? [Re: 50Calshtr]
      #326777 - 03/04/19 02:50 AM

I agree - it was fun!

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Re: Greener Empire ? [Re: Daryl_S]
      #326786 - 03/04/19 09:54 AM

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NitroX, That's to bad, maybe someone else could do the job. I used to get hugely envious reading about the Fat Lady's adventures. That is one classy rifle, has anyone heard from her present owner?




The Fat Lady, is still in the NT and gets regular use on hunting trips. Had a few big days carrying the 577 with great results on boars breaking from creeks and good buff bulls. Very nice to shoot and haven't regretted the purchase. Heres a few pics cheers Mick
double rise boars 650 woodleighs


recovered from first boar

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my all time favourite running shot 3-4 m

old boar




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Re: Greener Empire ? [Re: 264]
      #326788 - 03/04/19 11:25 AM

That's GREAT Mic! good pictures and really nice controlled expansion - what load do you use?
Going to have some Chicken Chow-Meow?

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Re: Greener Empire ? [Re: Daryl_S]
      #326790 - 03/04/19 11:53 AM

I must say,
Mick doesn't have a lot of posts, but they are some of my favorites!!
Love the Fat Lady!

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Re: Greener Empire ? [Re: Daryl_S]
      #326791 - 03/04/19 12:08 PM

Rifle came with marrakis load data. So used it until I ran out of 2206. Slight adjustment and changed to 2206H . 78 gr 2206H rem 9 1/2 m primer two felt wads and a 650 RNSP. 75 gr with a solid. Regulates well and works fine on game.




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Re: Greener Empire ? [Re: Huvius]
      #326792 - 03/04/19 12:13 PM

Quote:

I must say,
Mick doesn't have a lot of posts, but they are some of my favorites!!
Love the Fat Lady!




Agree---great pics and hunting..

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Re: Greener Empire ? [Re: Ripp]
      #326804 - 03/04/19 09:54 PM

Heres some footage of our buff trips various doubles including the fat lady
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7DDe2vPwro
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nmviS8rogg

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Re: Greener Empire ? [Re: 264]
      #326807 - 03/04/19 10:40 PM

Great little videos Mick, certainly very nice scenery and some nice buffs. What time of year was it? Good to see the Fat Lady get a workout. Well done.

Matt.

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Re: Greener Empire ? [Re: Waidmannsheil]
      #326809 - 03/04/19 11:55 PM

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Great little videos Mick, certainly very nice scenery and some nice buffs. What time of year was it? Good to see the Fat Lady get a workout. Well done.

Matt.




Agreed---very fun to watch...

Almost as entertaining is reading some of the comments below..

Great job

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Re: Greener Empire ? [Re: Ripp]
      #326813 - 04/04/19 03:42 AM

Good Videos, Mick. tks for posting them.

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Re: Greener Empire ? [Re: Daryl_S]
      #326816 - 04/04/19 07:28 AM

Job well done mate.......especially the cat!
Might not have too many posts matey, but yes they're always informative & good value.
All the best & keep up the good work
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Re: Greener Empire ? [Re: 93x64mm]
      #326869 - 06/04/19 02:23 AM

Thanks for the posts Mick. I agree, your posts are always good value. And I'm glad the Fat Lady is still out there killing them!



That Hornady Reloading manual, I have one too, but not falling apart , I regard it as one of the best reloading manuals written. Especially on the basics and process for a reloader. Learned how to reload using mine.

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Re: Greener Empire ? [Re: NitroX]
      #326880 - 06/04/19 04:58 AM

I had one of those as well, gave it to my bro. I've too many manuals. There are a few Hornady manuals newer than the one pictured above.

I have the 7th and 9th. I think the one above is the 6th. Maybe it was the 8th I gave my bro?

Can't find any Hodgdon Annual Manuals in the news stands and shops. I might have to order right from Hodgdon.

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