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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:20 PM
    Well, not sure I'll ever get to it. I happen to like the little 340s. Maybe when I retire completely and have a bunch of idle time, just a little surprised it hasn't been done before, I couldn't find where anybody had ever done it when I googled...
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    Yesterday, 06:55 AM
    No, maybe not, but since the rifle is already designed to have things hanging from the barrel forward of the recoil lug and it works OK, the ones I have worked with have been good shooters, it might work better with a full length stock than most.
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    08-14-2017, 11:04 PM
    I love my 6mm 788. Crazy accurate. The 788s were under rated rifles in my opinion.
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    08-14-2017, 10:46 PM
    I got to thinking about this while looking at one of mine. Actually, the Stevens 322 already has the butter knife handle. Even though it has that detachable magazine at the balance point, they are short and handy and already set up for barrel...
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    08-14-2017, 06:41 PM
    I think I have it covered now, thanks. If I need some more, I'll let you know.
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    08-13-2017, 11:21 PM
    The bullet mold I mentioned was a group buy now that I think about it. This is the thread where it was discussed; http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?266425-New-Group-Buy-for-Ranch-Dog-Short-Neck-30-Caliber-Moulds-at-NOE-Now! It...
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    08-13-2017, 11:08 PM
    I'll have to look at it and get back to you, but it's a NOE mold. As to jacketed, that Hornady standard 150 grain spitzer worked well in it as it seems to in just about every .30 caliber.
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    08-13-2017, 11:01 PM
    PM inbound.
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    08-13-2017, 10:09 PM
    I need some. Can buy or trade for it, let me know if there's something you're looking for.
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    08-13-2017, 05:16 PM
    The only .44 Specials I have owned are a Charter Bulldog and a Taurus, which is a slightly more substantial gun, but not much. Not sure either would handle those kinds of loads and would be painful to shoot if they could. Nice to see guys using...
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    08-13-2017, 04:32 PM
    I believe the short neck being problematic in the .300 Savage is more theoretical than real, but I did buy a mold from NOE that looks very similar to the ranchdog bullet, but is apparently designed with a shorter shank for things like .300 Savage...
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    08-13-2017, 03:02 PM
    Well, the good news is that double charges are real easy to spot with that big ol' case mouth. According to that old manual, you can reach ful trap door ballistics with Unique, which is fine with me. I'm wanting to use my .45-70 in our early...
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    08-13-2017, 02:48 PM
    The .300 Savage works fine with cast. My deer killing load in my Savage 99 was 28 grains of IMR 4895 and a tuft of Dacron behind a 311041. Worked fine. I personally like the 721/722 series rifles better than the 700. My younger brother is a...
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    08-13-2017, 01:09 PM
    I wanted to try some Unique loads in mine today. Had to dig out a very old Lyman manual from the '50s to find pistol powder data. They shot OK, no signs of pressure. I wonder why we don't see more pistol powder data.
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    08-12-2017, 11:20 PM
    There is a new optical class for NRA Highpower Matches now. http://rulebooks.nra.org/documents/pdf/compete/rules/rul_hpr_17.pdf read the underlined section of the 2017 Rules update on the use of scopes during the match.
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    08-12-2017, 09:21 AM
    I'm jealous. I'd love to have an original Krag. I am having a ball recently with a nicely sporterized one I picked up. Great rifle.
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    08-12-2017, 09:19 AM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread New Death Wish Movie in Our Town
    The original Charles Bronson movie is a good one. I also read the book years ago, and it really does delve more deeply into the guy's transition from na´ve liberal to vigilante. I'd highly recommend reading it if you're a fan of the movie. I...
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    08-12-2017, 08:20 AM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread Deer Hunting in Hunting with CB's
    This is almost me, though I deer hunt pretty much exclusively on public land. There is a big locust tree on a natural funnel between bedding and feeding areas and I've had a stand in it for about the past 15 years or so. Now that I'm hunting with...
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    08-10-2017, 09:51 PM
    I picked up one like that in .17 HMR. Had no real interest in a .17, but the asking price was way too good a deal to pass up. Man is that thing easy to shoot well! Really nice rifle. Am considering buying an MGM barrel in .22 Hornet or .218...
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    08-10-2017, 05:18 PM
    Ben, do you know what velocity that load is giving in your .308? That thing looks like a hammer! I believe it would surely get it done.
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    08-10-2017, 07:39 AM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread Deer Hunting in Hunting with CB's
    Like anything else, you mitigate risks. Wearing a harness to prevent falls is sound advice, just like wearing a seatbelt in a car or a helmet on a motorcycle. I'm 51 and not about to quit using tree stands, but I am more careful about how I place...
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    08-10-2017, 01:50 AM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread Deer Hunting in Hunting with CB's
    I use one too. People think of them as fall protection, I tend to adjust mine such that it would keep me from falling in the first place. When I was younger, I was sloppier about things like safety, now I wouldn't do it without one. Doesn't take...
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    08-09-2017, 07:39 AM
    I would think a shot out 340 in .222 would be an excellent candidate for a conversion to .300 Blackout. Couldn't be that hard.
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    08-09-2017, 07:36 AM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread Deer Hunting in Hunting with CB's
    Put me firmly in the tree stand camp, bow or rifle. There are guys who think it takes no skill, but the hunting and scouting you do prior to picking a spot is critical and every bit as much hunting as any other type. I do set up on the ground...
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    08-08-2017, 07:22 PM
    You should get that one going. The .219 Zipper should load down with cast real easy and then you'd have your woods bumming rifle. There was a seller on gunbroker at one time, believe he was in Hawaii, that always had Savage 219s he had done...
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    08-08-2017, 07:18 PM
    Wow, I'll need to take it easy on her. It's such a fun rifle, I've been shooting it quite a bit.
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    08-08-2017, 07:04 PM
    My 219 in .22 Hornet is my favorite squirrel rifle. I have a .30-30 one I need to do some stock work on before I shoot it. I like the 219s, they are so graceful in your hands and point nicely. Much more than a .30-30 and they could probably use a...
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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
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