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    The "Medicine Gun" Arrived

    This little beauty arrived yesterday. A Winchester Model 1895 Takedown rifle in .405 Winchester.




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    I have the same gun and while the recoil is stout, it is not where you can't shoot it. I load mild for plinking with both jacketed and cast bullets. Article in this months GUNS magazine, by one of our members, suggested using 40/72 load data for mild loads. I get a kick ringing the gongs at the range with it when there is a crowd. That heavy bullet smacking the steel really rings. Between the boom of the gun and the ringing steel it will stop the plastic gunners for a few moments of "what is he shooting". One gun that will not be let go for a long time.
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    TR's "Big Medicine" from the post Presidential African Safari of 1909.



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    With the same flat steel shotgun butt plate, my M95 wears my shoulder out and it's only in 30-06. I found a girly-man slip-on rubber pad which made my range visits a lot more pleasant. Reloading a bit lighter as Longhunter mentioned might be the way to go for just plinking and pretty much an economic necessity--given the cost and sometimes scarcity of .405. Anyway, great looking shoulder cannon--er I mean "big medicine" gun.

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    Very nice! That is a beautiful gun!!
    Mine is a 35WCF from 1915.
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    Don't know how many watch "The Last Alaskans", but one of the guys on there shoots a well worn Model 1895 Winchester in .35 WCF.
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    I always wanted one. Almost got a gun shop carbine in .30 USG years ago in El Paso. But it seemed a little high, $600 if I recall! Shoulda-coulda....
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    I have two originals, 30-40 and 30-06. If I could find an original in 405 that I could afford, I'd buy one. The thing about the 95's is, due to the design, the actions are clunkity-clunk compared to other Winchesters, even the 1894, which I think has a clunky action and it (the 95) makes a very distinct sound when you lever them. But I like the gun. How is the action on the new(er) ones?
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    Absolutely beautiful. Make sure you keep all of the larger bears and such under control down in Florida. I'm considering installing a red, traditional looking pad on my Browning 95. Have fun with it.
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