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Forum: Guns 06-08-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 927
Posted By Big Z
All things considered now, if I was you with that...

All things considered now, if I was you with that budget I'd be looking for a plain Savage or Stevens 200 sporter in 7mm-08 or 260; a used Bushnell elite rangefinder; and a used leupold to send in...
Forum: Guns 05-27-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 927
Posted By Big Z
Just about everything out there drops off pretty...

Just about everything out there drops off pretty quick past 400yds. It's a different ball game and isn't something you'll just walk out and do right away (though you may surprise yourself your first...
Forum: Guns 05-27-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 927
Posted By Big Z
With the added info of: Handloading; No magnums...

With the added info of: Handloading; No magnums right now, but getting one later for elk anyways-- I'd give a cartridge range of 243win - 30-06sprg. If you MAY need the rifle for elk, I'd bump the...
Forum: Reloading 03-20-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 516
Posted By Big Z
I'll bet you can find a good h1000 combo. What...

I'll bet you can find a good h1000 combo.
What are all your specs on the load? How's it shoot with factory? Would you say you had some trouble holding steady using the ol' wood blocks?
Forum: Reloading 02-03-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 895
Posted By Big Z
Biggest problem with Lee is the warranty. And the...

Biggest problem with Lee is the warranty. And the quality. And the resale value. Etc...
Forum: Reloading 02-02-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 895
Posted By Big Z
Progressives are faster but a little more...

Progressives are faster but a little more complicated. If that's what you want I'd go Dillon 550. Manual index & case/bullet feeding and can be used as a single stage until you feel comfortable using...
Forum: Guns 01-28-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 196
Posted By Big Z
+1, I use Tipton 1-piece with bore guides.

+1, I use Tipton 1-piece with bore guides.
Forum: Reloading 01-21-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 374
Posted By Big Z
A standard full length sizer undersizes the neck...

A standard full length sizer undersizes the neck at the top of the ram's stroke; on the way down, the expander ball sizes it from the inside. So you should just feel a squeeze going up (after or with...
Forum: Reloading 01-10-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 786
Posted By Big Z
I think both of Hornady's 105s are on the suspend...

I think both of Hornady's 105s are on the suspend list.
Forum: Reloading 01-07-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Posted By Big Z
I'd be looking at different powder options for...

I'd be looking at different powder options for starters.
Forum: Reloading 12-31-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 199
Posted By Big Z
You could probably get there with 4350 or 4831/sc.

You could probably get there with 4350 or 4831/sc.
Forum: Guns 12-30-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 507
Posted By Big Z
Go chrome-lined with a well-ventilated free float...

Go chrome-lined with a well-ventilated free float handguard. I prefer light-mid weight profiles and have gunned pencil, M4, "mid-weight"/fluted, and HBAR. Have probably done the most...
Forum: Reloading 12-28-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,092
Posted By Big Z
I might hafta make the move someday.. FWIW I...

I might hafta make the move someday.. FWIW I often times do a quick handwash after I size brass, and putting the brass in a dehydrator dries it very quickly.
Forum: Guns 12-20-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,288
Posted By Big Z
Am I missing something? 7mmRM has more case...

Am I missing something? 7mmRM has more case capacity. I'm not around factory loads though so maybe they do list the WSM faster..
Great round though. Get the 7mmRM punch in a shorter/lighter package.
Forum: Reloading 12-09-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 210
Posted By Big Z
3-4 is a good place to be for autoloaders

3-4 is a good place to be for autoloaders
Forum: Reloading 12-09-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 210
Posted By Big Z
I use standard sizing dies in semi-autos. If you...

I use standard sizing dies in semi-autos. If you have feeding problems, then I would get a small base; but it sounds like you don't need one.
Forum: Reloading 11-30-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By Big Z
Keep on loading away. Measure from the ogive and...

Keep on loading away. Measure from the ogive and you'll see more consistent numbers.
Forum: Reloading 11-08-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 584
Posted By Big Z
I probably reference Lee the most, and Lyman 49th...

I probably reference Lee the most, and Lyman 49th edition 2nd most.
Forum: Black Powder 10-17-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,421
Posted By Big Z
I enjoy hunting from ground blinds. In thick...

I enjoy hunting from ground blinds. In thick areas I like making my own from the surroundings (that's half the fun), but pop-up blinds are nice to have as they're readily mobile and work well in open...
Forum: Scopes and Sights 09-25-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 917
Posted By Big Z
I've got a couple VX3 3.5-10x40s. Got one used on...

I've got a couple VX3 3.5-10x40s. Got one used on ebay for about $350, and that's a route you might consider, given the warranty. Very good quality glass. In the right conditions I've been able to...
Forum: Guns 09-01-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By Big Z
I bought some Winchester 180s a few years ago for...

I bought some Winchester 180s a few years ago for 7.62x54r..just to get some brass. I think S&B makes 'em too.
Forum: Reloading 08-07-2013, 04:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 392
Posted By Big Z
Well...the 40s&w is kina close to the 10. I use...

Well...the 40s&w is kina close to the 10. I use Unique (I've a lot of it, no reason to switch), though other popular ones that'd come up might include 231, WSF and Bullseye, amongst several others. I...
Forum: Reloading 08-05-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 488
Posted By Big Z
Try Lyman's #4 cast bullet handbook. It's a good...

Try Lyman's #4 cast bullet handbook. It's a good one to have. Cast bullets generally have a maximum charge (in the books) somewhat similar to jacketed bullets' starting charge. However, with bullets...
Forum: Reloading 04-04-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 678
Posted By Big Z
Yes, I would reload.

Yes, I would reload.
Forum: Guns 04-01-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By Big Z
I'll offer $13/ea.

I'll offer $13/ea.
Forum: Reloading 03-21-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 848
Posted By Big Z
For a few guys I've known since the 5th grade, I...

For a few guys I've known since the 5th grade, I will load. Work buddies...not so much.
Forum: Guns 03-06-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,626
Posted By Big Z
7mmRM..."shoots flatter than the 270 and hits...

7mmRM..."shoots flatter than the 270 and hits harder than the 30-06" :D
Forum: Guns 03-06-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 254
Posted By Big Z
SOLD! AR-15 barreled upper $475 shipped

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h284/zivenwittler/adlkj1038_zps4812440f.jpg

Like-new AR-15 barreled upper receiver. Only about 15 shots on it for function testing after it was assembled. AO...
Forum: Black Powder 03-06-2013, 03:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 867
Posted By Big Z
I dunno if it'll seep where it needs to be, but...

I dunno if it'll seep where it needs to be, but MEK (methyl ethyl ketone) might soften it up. Prolly need to touch up the wood's finish afterwards :D
Forum: Reloading 02-24-2013, 12:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 978
Posted By Big Z
Something just gives me a feeling that Remington...

Something just gives me a feeling that Remington has better things to do right now than answer the "where are the AR-15s and 223 ammo" questions on Facebook.

Kinda funny..I bet more people will...
Forum: Guns 02-19-2013, 11:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 442
Posted By Big Z
You can get one from me for a couple thousand :D

You can get one from me for a couple thousand :D
Forum: Reloading 02-19-2013, 11:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 779
Posted By Big Z
I bet some h4350 and a 129sst would get you...

I bet some h4350 and a 129sst would get you somewhere.
Forum: Guns 02-09-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 529
Posted By Big Z
I may have an upper w/o bolt carrier group. PM...

I may have an upper w/o bolt carrier group. PM for details.
Forum: Reloading 02-09-2013, 07:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,048
Posted By Big Z
It's tough to argue One-Shot in my book. Lubes...

It's tough to argue One-Shot in my book. Lubes all of your cases in seconds, and since the switch I've not gotten any shoulder dimples or stuck cases. I stand my brass up on a counter or in a loading...
Forum: Reloading 02-03-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 791
Posted By Big Z
I generally run RCBS. I've had the most problems...

I generally run RCBS. I've had the most problems with Lee.
Forum: Guns 01-31-2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 431
Posted By Big Z
Try looking for somebody with more than a couple...

Try looking for somebody with more than a couple sales on gun auction sites like gunbroker or gunsamerica. Should give you some more confidence in your purchase. I think they show how long they've...
Forum: Reloading 01-27-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By Big Z
One of my books show starting charge 34.0 and max...

One of my books show starting charge 34.0 and max charge 36.5 for 4895 and a 90gr bullet.
I establish overall length by making a dummy round (no pwdr/primer). Start with the bullet seated pretty far...
Forum: Politics 01-10-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 397
Posted By Big Z
Sweetness. I hope many more follow. I just...

Sweetness. I hope many more follow. I just emailed my rep...oughta shoot another bringing this up.
Forum: Politics 01-07-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 314
Posted By Big Z
Well at least I don't have to pay SS tax...but...

Well at least I don't have to pay SS tax...but now to see where the federal's sittin.
Forum: Guns 01-07-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 641
Posted By Big Z
I'm acquiring parts for a couple ARs myself. I...

I'm acquiring parts for a couple ARs myself. I started about a week ago. Luckily, I found 2 stripped lowers locally by a guy who used to be a teacher of mine. A few days of casual browsing and I've...
Forum: Reloading 12-16-2012, 07:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By Big Z
I just recently picked up a Lyman 1200 "turbo"...

I just recently picked up a Lyman 1200 "turbo" for 40 bucks (new, at cabela's..but on sale).
I can tell you the brand's name is better, but I've only seen pictures of the frankford and berrys,...
Forum: Black Powder 12-07-2012, 11:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 468
Posted By Big Z
I've only cheapshot one, but it didn't seem to...

I've only cheapshot one, but it didn't seem to mind.

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h284/zivenwittler/BCB10-07094.jpg
Forum: Turkey Hunting 07-27-2012, 04:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 821
Posted By Big Z
http://www.outdoornebraska.ne.gov/

http://www.outdoornebraska.ne.gov/
Forum: Young Hunters 07-26-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,194
Posted By Big Z
Last one I got was a gamo shadow 1000...put many...

Last one I got was a gamo shadow 1000...put many thousands of pellets through it. I think I need to buy another one, come to think of it. It ran around $130 back when I got mine (new). You might look...
Forum: Guns 07-06-2012, 09:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,482
Posted By Big Z
I'd 2nd the T/C Omega. The base model Z5 is...

I'd 2nd the T/C Omega. The base model Z5 is around $300. It's a simple rifle of a handy size and it works well, and with a good warranty. It's usually my 1st recommendation, but of course there are...
Forum: Black Powder 07-06-2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 441
Posted By Big Z
I think you can get truck sleepers in that size,...

I think you can get truck sleepers in that size, which is convenient if you have a long wheelbase daycab you wanted to trick :D
Forum: Gunsmithing 06-06-2012, 01:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By Big Z
Well for starters I wanna be sure you're not...

Well for starters I wanna be sure you're not talking about the tension you get from cocking the hammer back after it's been fired. Dry-fire it and pump it to see if that's where the problem might be....
Forum: Guns 05-07-2012, 04:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 963
Posted By Big Z
This would be a good site to start your...

This would be a good site to start your research... with the search function. There have been many threads people have inquired on what rifle make/model, and what caliber would be a good rifle for...
Forum: Guns 05-07-2012, 08:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,246
Posted By Big Z
For the most part, savages are all the same...

For the most part, savages are all the same rifle, a model 110. The stock, finish, magazine and packaged extras (ie scope, sling) are the main differences in the hunting rifles.
Choosing the 338...
Forum: Guns 04-19-2012, 06:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,138
Posted By Big Z
tff !!!!!!

tff !!!!!!
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