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takedown rifles
October 1, 2014
11:43 am
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I am looking at a miroku Winchester 1895 takedown in 405. are these takedown rifles bad to wear loose in time. are they less accurate than the solid frame guns. hope this post is in the right place.thanks

October 1, 2014
2:04 pm
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I have had a couple Winchester takedown rifles, each over 100 years old, and they have still been tight and just as accurate as the solid frames. I just checked a target from my 111 year-old Winchester 1894 30 W.C.F. It was a 10 shot group of 2 & 7/8" at 100 yards using cast bullets at 2,029 fps, with 7 of them going into a 1 & 7/8" circle. With jacketed bullets, it would likely do even better.

November 29, 2014
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If you are looking for more input on takedowns--my sons and I have eight '94 takedowns.  All of them are plenty straight shooting--certain to clip a grouse's head for supper.

December 11, 2014
2:04 am
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I dont think takedown rifles shoot any less accurate than any other standard frame rifle (all factors being equal), even if they have a little play at the takedown (sights are on the barrel and point of aim wont be affected).  Ive shot several that had a little wobble to them but didnt affect accuracy.  Now if you have a takedown with some play in it and using a tang sight or receiver sight your point of aim may be moved or your shooting could be inconsistent. 

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