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I'm "downsizing" so I thought I'd take the members on a little trip down Memory Lane...

When my dad passed away back in 2012, I had to clean out the house and we had a little trove of ammo that had lain pretty dormant for 40 years. Just like our firearms.

I had to get a LOT of stuff from Rosemont, Ontario down to where I live in Rhode Island. As I approached the border I got a bit nervous if the officers there might search my car...luckily they didn't...

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It looks a bit like bits left over from a mis-spent youth!!

Things cost a bit less back then...

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This looks like it is from the 1980's...it'd probably the last ammo purchase I ever made. I had one of the little Spanish saddle ring carbines so I really liked the heavy bullets out of that short barrel...

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I also had one of the BSA Viscounts in 7mm but I never got around to using it all that much...I still have about 120 rounds!!

Some really old 250-3000 from the 1940's that we had for a Savage Model99 (takedown) with those sweet little tang sights...

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I'm really just hoping someone finds this interesting. The prices are a "blast from the past"; if nothing else.

I still have a full box of 6.5's because I never got around to using my old Swedish sniper rifle...it just sat in a gun safe for 50 years!!

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These 250's are cool because of the packaging...

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Being Canadian...I had a Savage made Lee-Enfield that I was lucky enough to get in unissued condition and I really used that and a Savage Model 24 combination gun (.22/20 gauge) more than anything else I had.

We would grab a No.5 Jungle carbine for canoe tripping during the summer but we always just gave them to someone at the end of the trip. I never liked them much. But I had a 5 round magazine I used to like to put in them as the 10 round box just seemed to stick out and hang up on things.

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So we had a bunch of pull-throughs...

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We had 99's in 300 Savage, 30-30 and 250-3000...the 300 and the 250 were far more interesting than the 30-30. We had Winchester 94's in both 30-30 and .32 Special...and those weapons seemed better suited to the tamer rounds.

The 250 was the STAR!!! It came to us through the kindness of my mother's brother who had bought it as a companion to his visiting Sasabe, AZ...a LONG time ago. Anticipated longer shots at lighter game.

That rifle handled differently than any other rifle I have had experience with; it came up onto sight quite quickly and I always felt that I would land a good hit, more quickly, on whatever I was shooting at...good ergonomics (I guess???).

I also had never seen wounding so devastating when we used it, mostly on groundhogs. We shot at not over 100 yards and often there would just be a splashing of some bones and skin when we saw the kill.
 
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