who all likes the carbines?

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Howie1968

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just sitting here looking at my rifles as I wipe them down, who all likes the carbines? I love them 90 percent of the time I grab one of my short .54s Carbine to me starts with my lyman deerstalker .54 and shorter. my white mountain carbines are my favorite. ive got a couple of renegades bored to .58 may get those barrels trimmed to 22 inches. I own quite a few long rifles now but the get used sparingly ,except my tc hawken with a green mountain .54 1-66 twist and my pedersoli Kodiak double .72
 

TFoley

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I've only got one carbine. In fact, I've only got one m/l rifle of any kind - a Parker-Hale Musketoon from 1972.

I've had it since 1974.

So I like it.
 

Walkingeagle

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I really love my restocked and refurnatured TC .54 Renegade caplock. That 26” barrel is real handy. However my .50 GPR flint to cap conversion holds a special place in my heart.
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I’ve got a couple of the white mountain carbines and like them although I’m thinking of selling one to fund a longer bbl. .45 for long range targets. I really like 26” barrels, a good compromise imo.
 

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I had a Deerhunter with a 24" barrel but gave it to a grandson. Too short for my eyes! Have a TC hawken with a 28 and a renegade with 58 cal TC hawken barrel that is 28. A GPR with it's 32 is much easier on my eyes but I'm slowly getting a 54 built with a 42" barrel.
 

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I shot N-SSA for twelve years. Very competitive with the 2-band Parker Hale Enfield and Remington 1858. But a recent review of my medals shows that I Won more medals with my Parker Hale Enfield Muskettoon than any other gun I shot. The short barrel was no handicap over the 2-bander.
 

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The longer barreled guns are easier for my old eyes to shoot. Short guns are great for brush busting or in a tree stand, but i prefer the long barrels more for nostalgia sake
 

dave951

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Of my carbines, Sharps, Smith and Parker Hale musketoon, I'd have to say the musketoon is my favorite. It's short, handy, and give up nothing to my longer barrel guns.
 

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Love my .54 Renegade for a hunting rifle. 26" barrel works great for me here in Vermont. I have a shorter .50 CVA with a 24" barrel, 1-66" twist, shoots good, but its not fun to shoot with the hard brass, curved butt plate. The lock is also funky, and I would love to find a replacement lock for it.
 

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Most hunting in the bush, I like to carry the shorter barrel rifle. I had a Zouave that had been cut down and sold it, but I have an abused one in the shop now that has a heavy pitted muzzle. It is a good candidate for converting into a mounted rifle, or carbine.
 
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