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by minengr
Tue Apr 26, 2016 7:43 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Looking for advice on socks
Replies: 17
Views: 1794

Re: Looking for advice on socks

Haven't bought any myself, but a buddy says Dickies now makes a sock. He loves them.
by minengr
Tue Apr 26, 2016 7:29 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Photos of my new Enfield No. 4 Mk. 1 T sniper rifle
Replies: 20
Views: 2794

Re: Photos of my new Enfield No. 4 Mk. 1 T sniper rifle

Hell, I think the box/chest is nearly as cool as the rifle.
by minengr
Tue Apr 26, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: The shotgun for self-defense, 12 gauge vs 20 gauge buckshot
Replies: 44
Views: 2433

Re: The shotgun for self-defense, 12 gauge vs 20 gauge bucks

But I wouldn't call a 20 gauge Benelli Montefeltro semi-auto shotgun slow, heavy, or cumbersome. It is the opposite of that. Did you know they only weigh 5.5 pounds unloaded? I was skeptical of that light weight until I handled that Benelli myself. Nearly bought one of them awhile back. It isn't sl...
by minengr
Wed Apr 20, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: 9mm Diameter
Replies: 19
Views: 1575

Re: 9mm Diameter

If you're planning to go to the trouble of casting your own bullets, I'd just buy another mold and the correct sizers. My buddy knows way more than I as shown by his setup below.
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by minengr
Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:40 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Scope brands to avoid?
Replies: 18
Views: 1744

Re: Scope brands to avoid?

I'll also throw Pentax into the mix. Not sure if they are still being made but cameraland was offering demo models awhile back. Mine looked like a re-branded Burris Fullfield. Was decent glass for the money.
by minengr
Sat Apr 16, 2016 10:04 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Scope brands to avoid?
Replies: 18
Views: 1744

Re: Scope brands to avoid?

Doctorr Fabulous wrote:$300 is about the price point for SWFA fixed-power scopes
It's very hard to beat the SS for the money, especially with the MQ reticle.
by minengr
Fri Apr 15, 2016 12:52 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Help me choose a light weight bolt-action
Replies: 32
Views: 2634

Re: Help me choose a light weight bolt-action

Picking from your list, it would be between the Ruger and Savage. I'd have to ask my buddy, but I think the Savage is very similar to the "scout" they offered several years back. My buddy has one, did a ton of work to it, but it's damn light and shoots sub-moa at 200 yards with his reloads. I think ...
by minengr
Tue Mar 29, 2016 7:32 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Tanks for nothing
Replies: 76
Views: 6030

Re: Tanks for nothing

I went with the M1, only because I made practice rounds for it this week at work.
by minengr
Tue Mar 29, 2016 7:26 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: caliber to complement .223?
Replies: 112
Views: 7367

Re: caliber to complement .223?

The same with those fancy laser range finders? How do you hold it steady enough to get a good reading off of a deer? Will it get a good reading off of a rough object? Or are they really only good for flat targets like those steal plates? IME, it's a "you get what you pay for" situation. I bought a ...
by minengr
Sat Mar 19, 2016 9:21 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Colt Series 80 AND FMJ? I can't, I just cant
Replies: 29
Views: 2366

Re: Colt Series 80 AND FMJ? I can't, I just cant

This is what you need

http://www.24hourcampfire.com/ubbthread ... st11055129

As I mentioned there, Bob built my 38 Super. He now works for Ruger and previously worked for Rock River and Springfield Armory.
by minengr
Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Colt Series 80 AND FMJ? I can't, I just cant
Replies: 29
Views: 2366

Re: Colt Series 80 AND FMJ? I can't, I just cant

As a fan of the 1911, if I had years of training with another platform, I wouldn't switch to go with a stock 1911 shooting FMJ's. Now if you're willing to pony up the cash for a full custom or high end offering from Wilson or similar that's a different story. While I know a fair bit about 1911's in ...
by minengr
Wed Feb 10, 2016 2:33 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Salvaging and scavenging gun powder, can we prepare
Replies: 8
Views: 949

Re: Salvaging and scavenging gun powder, can we prepare

As a last resort it is possible. However, if your talking a PAW scenario I wouldn't count on having the internet as a reference. It would be much easier and safer to stock up on supplies. To do it correctly you're going to need to invest in a press, scale, and dies anyway. An 8lb jug of powder doesn...
by minengr
Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:33 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: When Are Firearms Too Old to Shoot Safely?
Replies: 31
Views: 2531

Re: When Are Firearms Too Old to Shoot Safely?

I agree with the above post, it's more about (working) condition than age. I've got a 1894 from the 20's I've never shot because the stock is badly cracked. I also have a 1911 that is 99 years old. Haven't shot it in awhile, but that is because it needs a new recoil spring and I have several others....
by minengr
Fri Dec 04, 2015 2:24 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Favorite type of recreational shooting?
Replies: 26
Views: 3277

Re: Favorite type of recreational shooting?

Several years ago I had some spinners made from scrap metal lying around at work. They've been permanent residents at my buddies range ever since. I've also found golf balls make fun targets.
by minengr
Fri Dec 04, 2015 2:17 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: caliber to complement .223?
Replies: 112
Views: 7367

Re: caliber to complement .223?

As someone that has a 223, 243, 6.5x55, 7-08, and a 308 I'll give my $.02. The greatest selection of factory ammo will most likely be with the 308 and the 243 coming in second. Personally, I think the 243 is underrated. With the right barrel twist and bullets it's a sleeper. However, I reload nearly...
by minengr
Sun Nov 22, 2015 10:06 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Truck gun. Shotgun or rifle
Replies: 23
Views: 2161

Re: Truck gun. Shotgun or rifle

FWIW, my "truck" gun while living in NV was a 94 Win in 38/357. Probably not the best option for the wide open spaces, but that's been a few years ago. Given your criteria, I'd still probably lean toward a lever-action but would probably go with a 30-30. They can be found pretty cheap and with some ...
by minengr
Wed Nov 18, 2015 10:33 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Reloading - things I wish I knew before.
Replies: 15
Views: 2038

Re: Reloading - things I wish I knew before.

Oh, and trimming cases by hand sucks too, especially if you have a couple hundred .223 cases to get through. But you shouldn't skip that step in rifle cartridges, an overly long case will jam up a semi-auto rifle pretty quickly. It is yet another purchase, but if you happen to already have a table ...
by minengr
Mon Nov 16, 2015 9:34 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Optic for my .375 H&H
Replies: 29
Views: 2089

Re: Optic for my .375 H&H

I had a 1.75-6 Lupy with heavy duplex on my 338WM when I shot my black bear. I thought it worked quite well. I've since moved it onto my H&R slug gun and have used it to successfully take several deer. Most shots were taken in timber with less than ideal lighting and I didn't have any issues. Furthe...
by minengr
Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:09 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Reloading - things I wish I knew before.
Replies: 15
Views: 2038

Re: Reloading - things I wish I knew before.

Wet tumbler with steel media. It cures the digging corn cob bits out of the primer pockets, cleans the brass inside and out, and does a much better job IMO.

Digital calipers with several extra batteries.

Bushing dies for rifle cartridges.

Load rifle rounds to kiss the lands whenever possible.
by minengr
Mon Oct 26, 2015 10:42 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: National hearing protection act...good stuff
Replies: 5
Views: 843

Re: National hearing protection act...good stuff

Didn't read the whole thing, but idea sounds great, especially living in Illinois where suppressors are not allowed.
by minengr
Thu Jul 30, 2015 9:14 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Keeping the noise down, which is the perfect calibre?
Replies: 20
Views: 1457

Re: Keeping the noise down, which is the perfect calibre?

I don't know if it was a limited run, or what the history is, but AAC partnered with Remington for some Model 7's in 300 Blackout. I've seen several on gunbroker. If you don't care for the factory offering, Brownells has leftover/surplus blemished Mod 7 actions stamped 300 BLK for $300 (without trig...
by minengr
Mon Jul 06, 2015 1:14 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: 1983 Bronco Project
Replies: 44
Views: 6402

Re: 1983 Bronco Project

I always thought the "Lil Mule" Bronco in Romancing the Stone was pretty cool. Would love to have one from the early 70's.
by minengr
Thu Jun 18, 2015 5:59 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Is it safe to use rifle in long distances.
Replies: 13
Views: 963

Re: Is it safe to use rifle in long distances.

How much noise does a rifle make exactly? Depends on the rifle. There is the report (explosion of the powder) and the sonic crack of the bullet. The report can be muffled with a suppressor (where legal) and the crack can be eliminated by shooting sub-sonic ammo. While minimal in comparison, the ham...
by minengr
Thu Jun 18, 2015 5:52 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Pour a drink & settle in for a good precision shooting read
Replies: 1
Views: 384

Re: Pour a drink & settle in for a good precision shooting r

Interesting read. Had a subscription to PS until it went under a couple years ago. Would be interesting what could be done today with 30 years of advancement in bullets, brass, powder, and barrels.

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