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I ordered a Mossberg 464 from Bud's today. I had a Marlin and liked it. Now I want to try something different. I was going to get a Henry but I need to get work done on my car so the saved $200 will go for tires or battery, depending whether I need one.

I will post targets and pictures when I get it set up.
Here is a stock photo from Bud's:

I just got it. Not a lot of difference between the stock photo and mine. Here is what she looks like. I wiped her down but didn't give her a good bath.
 

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Don't sweat it Hombre, I'll bet there's more than a few Winchesters, Ubertis, and Brownings in gun safes all over this forum.

Congrats on the new rifle!
 

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Hey Hombre,

Think that Mossy will do just fine!:D

Later, Mark
 

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Don't sweat it Hombre, I'll bet there's more than a few Winchesters, Ubertis, and Brownings in gun safes all over this forum.

Congrats on the new rifle!
Thanks. At least I do still have my Model 60 .22. I have had to give up 2 of those in past years and that one is going to be the last thing to go if i ever have to start selling. I had to sell the 336 a few months ago so I could pay the bills and eat. It was a shooter and the guy who got it hopefully will take care of it.
 

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Hey Hombre,

Think that Mossy will do just fine!:D

Later, Mark
I sure hope so. I just got a whole lot of brass online for her. Today I start seein how much those empties want to eat.

Thanks ms
 

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You're still in good standings in my book. Nothing wrong with a Mossy. Lord willing, it will meet your needs and give you much pleasure.
My mod. 60 SS is sitting beside a Browning 92 and a Mosin Nagant. I think it gives it a feeling of superiority. :))
 

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You're still in good standings in my book. Nothing wrong with a Mossy. Lord willing, it will meet your needs and give you much pleasure.
My mod. 60 SS is sitting beside a Browning 92 and a Mosin Nagant. I think it gives it a feeling of superiority. :))
This little Mossy will be nestled between its big brother MVP 5.56 and a Savage 11VT .308. I think the MVP and 11 will be a bit overwhelmed at the historical "essence" of this Mossy...until they realize it is not a Winchester.:rolleyes:

Thanks Grey. I know I will enjoy it. And I will post pictures and targets as soon as possible.
 

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Winchester, Remington, Rossi, Ithaca, New England Arms, Ruger, Beretta, S&W .... it's all good
 

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I just brought home a Ruger SR45 today. I have a model 62 in 30 cal carbine that I would not part with willingly. Have Mossberg, Winchester, just whatever. I'm def not a brand name snob.
 

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I just brought home a Ruger SR45 today. I have a model 62 in 30 cal carbine that I would not part with willingly. Have Mossberg, Winchester, just whatever. I'm def not a brand name snob.
If it feels good wear it. I have a Marlin mod 60, 2 Savages (a 22 and a .308), a Charles Daly pump 20 ga, a Mossberg MVP 5.56 , The 464 Mossy 3030 coming soon and maybe a 12 ga of some vintage too.. Then I have the 3 ML guns..a Wolf .50, a Kodiak Mag CVA .45 and a Traditions/CVA KY rifle in .45 I built end of last year. My handguns are Heritage conversion 22 22mag, Beretta Neos, a PT111 Taurus, 2 Hi Points...a 9mm and a 45 ACP. And I also have a Silent Cat .177 Spring/air rifle and a Mosin. Oh, yeah, a Rossi Single shot 410.

I am a brand snob. I insist on having one of each. I have a longish way to go.:eek:
 

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All my rifles are different brands and all my hand guns are different brands but all my shotguns and muzzle loaders are the same brand (I only have 1 of each of those by the way :D ) .
 

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Now she is ready to Tango. But not in Paris.
 

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Nice setup you got there Hombre. What kind of scope did you top her off with?
That is a Simmons 4-12x44 with the parallax adjust on the left side instead of the objective. Nice clear scope. I turned it up to 6 and read the address on the neighbor's house a block away. It is gonna work out fine I think.
 

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Nice setup you got there Hombre. What kind of scope did you top her off with?
Thank you...again. Notice the sling. The rifle is a Mossberg, the sling...it's mossy also. I thought they are a matched pair.
 

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Don't worry I have a few Winchesters and One Rossi besides my Marlin levers








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Don't worry I have a few Winchesters and One Rossi besides my Marlin levers :D
The way I look at it is if you want to know which one is the best you have to own at least one of each. Otherwise it is just hearsay.
 

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I finally made it to the rain...I mean range, in the rain, and wind, and cold and it was one whine short of being totally miserable. But I got the new rifle out for a few sight in shots. 50 yards; 20 shots to sight in with Federal factory loads/ 150 gr flat nose. Also fired 25 rounds of home growns loaded with 125 gr FNHP from Sierra. Not a really pretty bunch of groups but after the first 2 shots with the Federals flew off North to parts unknown, leaving no trace behind of their existence, I stayed on the paper.

However, I cannot with any honesty say what shot where, except the last 5 of the factory loads, and 2 of the homegrown targets because I found a couple targets with either 1 more or one less bullet hole than I intended to shoot at those targets so I cannot say with confidence if there were itinerant bullets nesting on each others targets. But, here are 2 that I can vouch for. (I really do not know where the 2 other bullets from the first target went.) I covered the holes from 13/20 walk in shots with black tape but the target is still messy. The final 5 shots were fired and all were well in side the lines of the 2" bull.

The handloads were loaded thus: 25.5 gr; 26.0 gr; 26.5 gr; 27.0 gr; 27.5 gr of IMR 4198. Not an impressive showing but doable for now. I managed to keep all but the first 2 on paper. Not bad for a one eyed fat man with the shakes.

All in all it was fun though. It is supposed to be nicer weather in the next couple days so I will be back at it with some new loads to try. Reloader 15 this time.

The 4198 did not fill the cases very well so I am hoping for more consistency with the Re15.

PS In the bottom pic that is a 5 shot group. One shot went almost perfectly into a previous hole.

Here is the rifle and a couple target scans:
 

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Nice lookin rifle, Mon. Targets look like it's a good shooter also. Good job!
 
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