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Yesterday, 04:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 587
Posted By bronko22000

Very nice shooting there Ron. I wouldn't worry...

Very nice shooting there Ron. I wouldn't worry too much about cleaning that rifle after every outing. Or if you do clean it you'd be best served fouling it before hunting with it.
Those rock...
Forum: Guns
Yesterday, 01:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 131
Posted By bronko22000

Do you want a bi-pod to put on your rifle or to...

Do you want a bi-pod to put on your rifle or to carry. I've had bi-pods (Harris and others) for a while but IMHO the best "bi-pod" is a hand held Tri-pod. Much more stable. Primos trigger stick gen 3...
Forum: Guns
Yesterday, 05:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 106
Posted By bronko22000

Yes that is how I do it also (based on you're...

Yes that is how I do it also (based on you're suggestion several months ago). I guess I didn't clarify 3 shots at each charge weight.
Forum: Reloading
09-19-2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 131
Posted By bronko22000

Have you ever tried factory ammo in your rifle?...

Have you ever tried factory ammo in your rifle? If so does it chamber easily. You may have a rifle with a very tight chamber but still within SAAMI specs.

I believe I know what your problem is...
Forum: Guns
09-19-2020, 07:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 106
Posted By bronko22000

IMO 3 each is plenty to give you an average...

IMO 3 each is plenty to give you an average velocity. Especially with the prices of components these days. Also be sure to load rounds over the manual maximum and watch for pressure signs as you...
09-17-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By bronko22000

You're right again mrbb and I was going to...

You're right again mrbb and I was going to mention that too about the draw weight. Rage, for example, uses a different collar for crossbows so they don't open up at the shot due the high inertia at...
Forum: Technical
09-16-2020, 06:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,828
Posted By bronko22000

Read IdahoLewis post above. Without a good...

Read IdahoLewis post above. Without a good string you will have to shoot your bow at least 100 times or more to get it stretched. Unless your string is "broken in" you'll drive yourself nuts trying...
09-16-2020, 05:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By bronko22000

I totally agree with MRBBs post but not so much...

I totally agree with MRBBs post but not so much with Wingbone's. Regarding his comment I've had the same thing happen with a 4 blade Muzzy broadhead after placing a perfect behind the shoulder shot....
09-15-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By bronko22000

When the mercury drops below the zero mark my...

When the mercury drops below the zero mark my attire is the light weight Under Armor the military issued ECWG (extreme cold weather gear) either a heavy ThinsuliteGor-tex pant or a pair of flannel...
Forum: Gunsmithing
09-13-2020, 07:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 316
Posted By bronko22000

Here is the email response I got from Savage:...

Here is the email response I got from Savage: (Savage Arms, Inc)

Sep 13, 2020, 10:38 AM EDT

For safety and liability reasons, Savage Arms will not modify firearms from factory configuration....
09-13-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 171
Posted By bronko22000

I feel for you hardcast. This takes me back to my...

I feel for you hardcast. This takes me back to my uncles and especially my grandfather. My dad wasn't a big hunter and only took me when he wasn't working.He worked 60 sometimes 70 hours a week to...
09-12-2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 731
Posted By bronko22000

blued Encore barrel

26.5" Blued Encore barrel 50 caliber (209x50) in very good condition. I had this posted previously by could not edit the post to reduce the price. I am basically giving this away for $150 plus...
Forum: Gunsmithing
09-11-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 316
Posted By bronko22000

Thanks NoMercy. I just might do that. I'm...

Thanks NoMercy. I just might do that.
I'm still waiting for an email from Savage. Don't know if I'll get one or not.
Forum: Gunsmithing
09-10-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 316
Posted By bronko22000

Possibly BU. But I previously purchase an Axis...

Possibly BU. But I previously purchase an Axis with a standard trigger and for about $25 I bought a MCarbo trigger spring kit and it made the trigger on the Axis really sweet. It reduced the approx...
09-09-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By bronko22000

mrbb I guess I'm pretty lucky (other than being a...

mrbb I guess I'm pretty lucky (other than being a southpaw) but just about every factory rifle feels good to me. Shotguns are a different story altogether but most rifles fit me good with a scope. ...
Forum: Gunsmithing
09-09-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 316
Posted By bronko22000

Savage trigger swap

I saw on the Savage site in the FAQ section that the Accutrigger can not be retrofitted to rifles with a standars trigger. But can an Accutrigger rifle be converted to a standard trigger?
09-09-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By bronko22000

I'm just toying with the idea. I am very...

I'm just toying with the idea. I am very impressed with my Savage Axis I picked up earlier this year in 350 Legend.
09-09-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By bronko22000

Remington 770

OK - is it junk or not? I always thought of them as POSs but I was looking at some of the reviews on this rifle and I think I may have to change my perspective on them. Yes I know they aren't a 700...
Forum: Technical
09-09-2020, 05:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By bronko22000

Wow Hardcast a heavy arrow AND a heavy broadhead!...

Wow Hardcast a heavy arrow AND a heavy broadhead! You could sink that combo all the way into an elephant!. And I don't think I'm exaggerating. I don't know what bow you're shooting but it sounds like...
09-08-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 587
Posted By bronko22000

For woodduck and teal I always used 2 3/4" steel...

For woodduck and teal I always used 2 3/4" steel #4s. Sometimes I even use #6. When the migrants come down I switch to 3" #4 in the pipe with #2s in the mag.
Forum: Technical
09-07-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By bronko22000

Hardcast I don't know the reason for you wanting...

Hardcast I don't know the reason for you wanting to be using that heavy a bow and I'm not one to judge. In my younger years I shot bows with draw weight of 125 allbeit with some difficulty. But I...
Forum: Guns
09-05-2020, 06:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 928
Posted By bronko22000

Its truly sad to see an American icon go. But...

Its truly sad to see an American icon go. But they really did it to themselves. At one time my gun safe held nothing but Remingtons. Now however all I have in there is a 870 Super Mag I use for...
Forum: Archery Gear
09-05-2020, 06:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 580
Posted By bronko22000

Reduce price from $500 to $350. This is a deal...

Reduce price from $500 to $350. This is a deal too good to pass up on a like new Mathews. Oh yea and BTW there is a new string/cables (America's Best)
Forum: Black Powder
09-03-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 475
Posted By bronko22000

Angry Yeah thanks GM. I had already dropped them a line...

Yeah thanks GM. I had already dropped them a line and they told me they only have them in .50...
Forum: Black Powder
09-01-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 475
Posted By bronko22000

They already are at .452. I can try but I don't...

They already are at .452. I can try but I don't want to get it stuck half way down. I could try some .45 cal sub base w as ds if I can find any.
I had that happen to a .45 Seneca years ago. I had to...
08-31-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 454
Posted By bronko22000

What a grueling day. Put a lot of miles both on...

What a grueling day. Put a lot of miles both on my boot soles and my tires. Total round trip to the elk area and back about 350 miles including driving the back roads. Probanly walked about 7 or...
Forum: Gunsmithing
08-30-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 231
Posted By bronko22000

My initial thought is that these scratches are...

My initial thought is that these scratches are coming from the cartridge dragging across the front of the magazine during feeding. Another possibility is that there is a burr on the front of the...
Forum: Black Powder
08-30-2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 475
Posted By bronko22000

LOL...Sir you are just not right in the head! I...

LOL...Sir you are just not right in the head! I guess that's why I like you. We have lot in common.
Forum: Reloading
08-30-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 372
Posted By bronko22000

Thanks guys. I was leaning toward the Barnes...

Thanks guys. I was leaning toward the Barnes because I have a couple boxes of the TSX on hand and they shoot very well. On a broadside shot on a cow I think either would drop her pretty quickly. ...
Forum: Crossbows
08-30-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 755
Posted By bronko22000

Like several have said. I use a hip quiver and...

Like several have said. I use a hip quiver and attach it to my pack. I'm sure as is noted above your bow quiver attached to the pack is equally effective.
Forum: Reloading
08-30-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 372
Posted By bronko22000

What would be your choice

I know there are followers here for both bullets so I'd like your opinion on what choice you would make for elk. I plan on using my 30-06 to fill my tag. I have been shooting Berger 175 gr VLDs and...
Forum: Black Powder
08-29-2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 475
Posted By bronko22000

thats what I get for being in a hurry to try and...

thats what I get for being in a hurry to try and beat the rain.
Forum: Reloading
08-29-2020, 06:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 161
Posted By bronko22000

Never with a centerfire rifle or handgun but a...

Never with a centerfire rifle or handgun but a few times with a flintlock muzzleloader and a couple times with a percussion lock. But either of those times were attibuted to either damp powder or...
Forum: Black Powder
08-28-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 475
Posted By bronko22000

Wasted outing or not?

I'm really not sure. I had sized five 300 gr shockwave bullets to .451" to try out of my .45 cal GM LRH barrel. While at home I dumped a load of 80 gr of Goex FFFg down the bore, a .45 cal felt pad...
08-28-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 454
Posted By bronko22000

Jake the camp is only about 36 miles from the SW...

Jake the camp is only about 36 miles from the SW corner of this zone.
Redfish - Heck yeah I'd be interested in hunting elk in NM. I sent you a PM. Get back to me when you can.
Forum: Guns
08-28-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By bronko22000

I agree.Especially with the 270 and 300 WSM....

I agree.Especially with the 270 and 300 WSM. These are great cartridges. I had a 325 WSM for a while and I really liked it. But not planning another elk hunt in my lifetime I decided to sell it. ...
08-28-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 138
Posted By bronko22000

CVA Optima V2 closeout

I received an email today that CVA is having a closeout of their Optima V2 line. Anyone interested in one may want to look it up on their site.
08-25-2020, 08:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 454
Posted By bronko22000

Thanks Jake and others. I've been going over maps...

Thanks Jake and others. I've been going over maps a lot and I do have a call in to the warden in that area. I'm even considering using a guide for the hunt only. I'll be staying at the cabin and...
Forum: Black Powder
08-25-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By bronko22000

LMAO......I'm sure glad you said jeans and...

LMAO......I'm sure glad you said jeans and shorts. I wouldn't want you to shoot a muzzy naked. Not only would you contaminate the bench but also if one of those hot ember blows into the nether...
Forum: Hunting Dogs
08-24-2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,429
Posted By bronko22000

Years ago I bought my dog's vest from Whistling...

Years ago I bought my dog's vest from Whistling Wings. I can't remember the name but I do know it was neoprene and fairly thick.
Forum: Midwest
08-24-2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,767
Posted By bronko22000

Tom I'll keep praying for both you and your wife....

Tom I'll keep praying for both you and your wife. I'm trying to juggle my season around too. Our archery starts Oct 3 then early ML on Oct 17. Then I drew a PA elk tag and that is Nov 2-7. My knee...
Forum: Black Powder
08-24-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By bronko22000

That is surprising based on the shooting results...

That is surprising based on the shooting results of myself and Fyrstyk as my load of 110 gr of Pyrodex RS appears to shoot flatter than his 120 gr load of Goex FFg. Only difference is I'm shooting a...
Forum: Black Powder
08-24-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By bronko22000

That's really comparable to my experience today....

That's really comparable to my experience today. 1" high at 50 and dead on at 100. The slight difference is likely due to a bit more velocity with the Pyrodex.
Forum: Black Powder
08-24-2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By bronko22000

Shootin the .58

This is the first time out shooting the .58 at 100 yards (actually about 115 yards). My first shot hit below photo so I elevated the rear sight. Shot 2 more and those were the 2 to the right. After...
Forum: Black Powder
08-22-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 422
Posted By bronko22000

I know PRBs shoot best but sometimes things don't...

I know PRBs shoot best but sometimes things don't always work out like that. Never say never sort of thing. Could be that maybe they would shoot good with the proper load. But I decided to stick...
08-19-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 454
Posted By bronko22000

Thanks guys. This zone is mostly all state game...

Thanks guys. This zone is mostly all state game lands or state forest land. Not much if any agriculture land. One of the benefits of being a Hunter/Trapper Education instructor is that I get to...
Forum: Black Powder
08-19-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 422
Posted By bronko22000

I always strive to get as close as possible but...

I always strive to get as close as possible but sometimes its just not possible. I only have 6 days to hunt and its a new area. It about a 3 hour drive to that area and I'm going to have to make...
08-19-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 454
Posted By bronko22000

Cameron Co Pennsylvania

Fellow PA hunters I was fortunate enough to draw a cow elk tag this year after putting in since the onset of the draw. I don't have a bunch of money to spend on an outfitter/elk guide but those of...
Forum: Black Powder
08-17-2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 422
Posted By bronko22000

I think I'm just going to stick with the PRBs. I...

I think I'm just going to stick with the PRBs. I just have to shoot at 100, 125, and 150 and see where my POI is. Beyond that range I'll have the hand the ball over to my 30-06.
Forum: Black Powder
08-17-2020, 07:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By bronko22000

I shot these out of my 45 Encore and was pleased...

I shot these out of my 45 Encore and was pleased how they shot. Two 3 shot groups measured about 1 1/2" at 100 yards. Next outing I will shoot the same bullets with just lube to see if there is any...
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