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Fubarracin

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« on: January 09, 2018, 03:09:08 AM »
anyone here shoot a green river rifle works rifle? im a big fan of docs inlines and will likely be an owner of one of his sidelocks one day, just wondering if his sidelocks have the same type of following his other rifles have?

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Re: grrw
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2018, 04:14:26 AM »
Yes, they do. Good rifles and good shooters.

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« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2018, 04:46:02 PM »
good to know iv just never heard anyone so much as mention them but iv seen a couple pop up for what i would consider a good price lately

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Re: grrw
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2018, 05:50:15 PM »
Depends on what forum you're on. Another traditional muzzleloader forum i'm on they're mentioned almost every day.

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Re: grrw
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2018, 06:01:18 PM »
  I use a GRRW Hawken, .54 cal. to hunt deer.  Ohio season in now but haven抰 saw a deer to shoot at.  Great rifles.

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« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2018, 06:26:07 PM »
Pics please

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« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2018, 10:55:29 PM »
Pics please

Here is the basic Green River Rifle Works collection.  It duplicates their 1980 ads and the centerfold in their 1977-80 brochure.

GRRW Catalog Redo 8 x 10 copy" border="0

Ad from May-June 1980 Muzzleloader
GRRW ad May Jun 80 ML mag" border="0

These are Hawken rifles all of which were built by Carl Walker, GRRW's first employee.

Carl Walkers GRRW Hawken Rifles 8x10 3" border="0

You can see more pictures and details about the guns on my website.

  GRRW.org
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Re: grrw
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2018, 02:50:25 AM »
those curley stocks sure are purty! I don't know the good brands of traditional rifles at all really but defenatly trust my whites so I have a leaning towards the grrw guns just because of the association of the two companys.

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Re: grrw
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2018, 04:29:11 AM »
You'll pay a good sum for one.

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Re: grrw
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2018, 04:34:11 AM »
I've had 2 GRRW barrels, a .58 and the .69 I currently shoot. Both were quite accurate, but both wanted/demanded heavier than normal loads to produce that accuracy over

what is normal hunting ranges, around here.  The .58 wanted no less than 140gr. of GOEX 2F, while the .69 wanted 165gr. I should note that today, it delivers very close to the

same performance with only 140gr. of 2F.  I am talking about good accuracy at 100yards PLUS.
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Re: grrw
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2018, 04:55:55 AM »
I抎 buy one at a decent price in a heartbeat. My .45 has quite wide grooves and feels choked. It loads very easily compared to other makers barrels with thick patches. 

But I抦 not a guy who will pay more for a 搉ostalgia barrel than a quality barrel from a current barrel maker
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Re: grrw
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2018, 05:38:20 AM »
Mine is at bottom:

Muzzle Loading Rifles by Sharps Man, on Flickr

.54 and an excellent shooter!
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Re: grrw
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2018, 02:46:32 PM »
my average shot distance is under 20 yards on my mule deer hunts, so i don't need anything all that powerful or fancy, but i enjoy hunting with nice equiptment.

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Re: grrw
« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2018, 05:50:35 PM »
Many many moons ago, my sister's first husband had a GRRW Leman trade rifle and it was a great shooter. It really was a nice rifle. I just hope whomever stole it out of his truck enjoyed it as much as he did.  >:(

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Re: grrw
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2018, 06:39:41 AM »
I have 2 of them both built by Gardell Powell. One is a 58 caliber and the other is a 50. I dont hunt with either one of them I bought them because I love Hawken rifles. Al

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Re: grrw
« Reply #15 on: January 18, 2018, 07:09:19 AM »
A trader friend of mine had one on his table at a gun show two weeks ago for $900. I don't know if thats a good price or not but the gun looked like it was in good shape when I glanced at it.

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Re: grrw
« Reply #16 on: January 18, 2018, 09:59:55 AM »
A trader friend of mine had one on his table at a gun show two weeks ago for $900. I don't know if thats a good price or not but the gun looked like it was in good shape when I glanced at it.
Can you send me your friends contact info?  I'd like to talk to him.
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Re: grrw
« Reply #17 on: January 18, 2018, 06:34:18 PM »
Mtn Meek- pm sent