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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Today, 08:23 AM
    now money IS a valid argument. Not a lot of high power long range shooters up here and he 6.5s I saw on the racks at the gunshop were usually sold at a reduced price because they collected dust. Now if I found a steal on one id not be beyond buying...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Today, 08:18 AM
    ya even for competitors it was quickly replaced by the 6mm creedmore.
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Today, 08:17 AM
    and you are so we should hang on your every word?
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Today, 08:13 AM
    what they aren't are puppy dogs. If you act like an idiot they can be dangerous. But that said it makes me chuckle when the walter middy type straps on a 475 Linebaugh and a 12 guage pump to walk behind the house when theres a chance there might be...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Today, 03:23 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Headed to Kodiak! in Hunting with CB's
    Good luck and we want pictures or it never happen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Today, 03:18 AM
    Very true but you can't use the normally much cheaper to purchase used rifle action to do a pistol since it becomes a short barrel rifle in the eyes of the ATF. It was a reply to
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Today, 02:40 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread 6.5 Creedmore - NOT in Factory Rifles
    I will keep my 6.5 x 284's http://bulletin.accurateshooter.com/2017/10/new-hornady-6-5-prc-precision-rifle-cartridge/ but I only have those in single shot match rifles. The 6.5 PRC may result some mag issues like the 6.5 Creedmoor does but I have...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:05 PM
    100% machining your own action is legal, however, using a rifle action to do a handgun is not unless you get a SBR stamp.
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    Yesterday, 11:51 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread 6.5 Creedmore - NOT in Factory Rifles
    The only statement that is correct is that it is the internet. The 6.5 Creedmoor is the brain child of the partnership by Hornady Senior Ballistics Scientist, Dave Emary and Dennis DeMille, the VP of product development for Creedmoor Sports for NRA...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:08 AM
    ill put it this way. Ive seen my mother chasing a black bear off her back deck with a broom. I don't think shed be stupid enough to do that with a grizzly bear. I live where there are a lot of black bears. For the most part you don't even see them...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:44 AM
    maybe if you weighted every charge but if you don't the ball powder is going to be much more consistant. Especially I a small case like the 223. If you want a change of pace give ramshot exterminator a crack. I found it shot better in the 223s and...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:37 AM
    tried them all and anymore just use wax.
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:33 AM
    Here is a write up by a tester and comp shooter I got of the internet (I know the internet) the last sentence about sums it up. One of the big topics in the Gun rags is the new 6.5 Creedmoore cartridge. It's the usual yada, yada, yada. It's...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:00 AM
    my point exactly. I don't punch paper other then for load development. I kill deer and other animals. To many variables in the field to shoot living animals out past 500 yards. Ive done it in the past but a few times paid the price (the animal did)...
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    Yesterday, 05:32 AM
    youd think I criticized your daughter;)
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    10-17-2018, 06:01 AM
    looking at that article it shows the 308 only 4 inches lower at 800 yards. Anyone else grasp the reality that that's only one click of elevation more and wouldn't even matter on a center of rib cage shot on a deer at 800 yards!!! Also only one inch...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    10-17-2018, 02:01 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread 6.5 Creedmore - NOT in Factory Rifles
    Running the long bullets in the .260 for magazine feeding requires the bullet be seated in the donut area of the neck. This creates issues since most competitors don't want to inside neck ream. They much prefer to outside neck turn. The 6.5...
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  • frankenfab's Avatar
    10-16-2018, 07:21 PM
    Gbrown, I always use Lawry's seasoned salt, bout a tablespoon. Agree with you about the spice profile making a big difference .
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    10-16-2018, 06:40 PM
    frankenfab replied to a thread Copperheads in Our Town
    Copperheads are dangerous because they will lie still and let you step on them. I have witnessed them false rattling. One night I went out to the front porch of my shop, which had a lot of leaves on it at the time, to look for something. I didn't...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    10-16-2018, 05:12 AM
    I ran into a problem back about 20 years ago when I first started loading 9s. I did it on a progressive press and got dismal accuracy at best. Got looking at my ammo and found slight bulges on one side of the brass on many of them. Come to realize I...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    10-15-2018, 06:24 AM
    Still remember one idiot from Sweden that came here to pick up a Linebaugh (which he couldn't begin to handle). He stayed a few days here and I took him shooting one day. I had a bunch of guns and different ammo and thought by his posts he had some...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    10-15-2018, 06:18 AM
    you may be seeing powder bridge over in the measure. Ive seen the same using aa9 in a small rotor. For grins try your large rotor.
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    10-15-2018, 06:13 AM
    make mine big and round if reliable expansion is your goal. Ive don't a lot of penetration testing and what I found with penta tips is two will expand well and one will do just the opposite and collapse inward and close the nose off. In all reality...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    10-15-2018, 06:05 AM
    ruger americans in 6.5 creedmore because we all know you don't even have to aim with that combo. Slap on a bushnell zombie scope and your good to go. Fact is probably the most proficient sniper the military has seen was Chris Kyle and he used a 700...
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    10-15-2018, 05:54 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread Amputation in Our Town
    I guess at my age even if it lasted only 10 years it was well worth it. Once fused your done with it. Nothing else can be done. With a replacement you allways have the option in the future to replace it and if it gets to the point you need it fused...
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    10-15-2018, 05:44 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread Copperheads in Our Town
    that's the one I was thinking about.
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    10-15-2018, 05:42 AM
    yup it surely does that. No argument that its a better round out past 500 yards for a paper puncher. But bottom line for a hunting gun a 260 is a better choice. If I shot 1000 yard comp id probably buy one myself and stock pile some brass. But...
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    10-15-2018, 03:19 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread 6.5 Creedmore - NOT in Factory Rifles
    Yes it will feed the very long bullets used by the long range competitors out of a 308 length mag. With the .260 using the same long bullets the mag runs out of space.
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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
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