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Forum: Reloading
Today, 06:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 160
Posted By bronko22000

Actually I'm starting to get interested in long...

Actually I'm starting to get interested in long range shooting (not hunting) and even in my older years I am finding out a lot of new things about load development from these younger shooters. Ladder...
Forum: Reloading
Yesterday, 10:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 160
Posted By bronko22000

I don't know how to answer this thread without...

I don't know how to answer this thread without stepping on some toes. But I'm going to try anyway. First off I love my lever guns. From my little .357 up to my big old .45-70 (of which I have 4 of)....
Forum: Guns
10-13-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 105
Posted By bronko22000

Well look on the bright side. At least you hit...

Well look on the bright side. At least you hit the target. Some of the horror stories my cousin used to tell me about him running qualification courses for the local police were really scary. Some...
Forum: Black Powder
10-11-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 120
Posted By bronko22000

I like my Lee. I used to do all my casting from a...

I like my Lee. I used to do all my casting from a cast iron pot and poured with a ladle. You had to stop to get the slag off the surface. The bottom pour is the way to go. And a good thermometer...
Forum: Black Powder
10-11-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 146
Posted By bronko22000

They're really nice Lewis. But I didn't know you...

They're really nice Lewis. But I didn't know you had my address!! : )
Forum: Black Powder
10-11-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 343
Posted By bronko22000

Well that's nice. Did you win the lottery? I...

Well that's nice. Did you win the lottery? I can't afford glass like that!
10-10-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 142
Posted By bronko22000

Shooting the 6.5 CM and 270 WSM

Today was some more load testing with the 6.5 CM and 270 WSM. I first did a ladder test with charges from 40.0 gr to 42.6 gr of H4350. I got a nice node between 42.0 and 42.6 gr. The single target...
10-09-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By bronko22000

Cal - I could probably get by putting on on a 17...

Cal - I could probably get by putting on on a 17 HMR. But not sure how they would hold up to the recoil of a WSM. Now maybe I got a bad one I don't know. In fact I just sent a brand new Leupold...
Forum: Black Powder
10-09-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,168
Posted By bronko22000

I would definitely use the Gold Dot over the XTP...

I would definitely use the Gold Dot over the XTP for elk. But i find no reason not to use the XTP on deer. I've found they perform great on deer size game. One of the biggest buck I ever shot (a...
10-09-2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 217
Posted By bronko22000

Yes, inquiring minds want to know. My Lee molds...

Yes, inquiring minds want to know. My Lee molds cast nice bullets and hardly any sprue. The Lymans leave a bit more.
10-08-2019, 05:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 517
Posted By bronko22000

Lewis I use a Pedersoli sight and inserts. The...

Lewis I use a Pedersoli sight and inserts. The crosshair insert is so fine that it is impossible to use it for hunting unless you were in open country in bright sunlight. For hunting I normally use...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-07-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 53
Posted By bronko22000

Jpc why not just use the quick fletch and...

Jpc why not just use the quick fletch and Nocturnal lighted nocks. Unlike the Luminock, the Nockturnals are the same weight (or very close) to your arrow nock and will not effect your POI. Tracking...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-07-2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 131
Posted By bronko22000

That'll work

That'll work
Forum: Bowhunting
10-07-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 108
Posted By bronko22000

Not to worry. Deer blow a lot more than you...

Not to worry. Deer blow a lot more than you think. And almost always at a predator. That deer may avoid the area for a while but it shouldn't effect any others.
I had deer blowing at a bobcat...
10-07-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By bronko22000

I only had one BSA scope and to put it mildly it...

I only had one BSA scope and to put it mildly it was a POS. I put it right up there (or should I say down there) with NC Star optics.
10-06-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 517
Posted By bronko22000

Those patches look much better. What insert are...

Those patches look much better. What insert are you using on your globe sight Lewis? I just put the crosshair one in mind for bullet testing but its too fine for hunting with. Then I normally use...
10-05-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 517
Posted By bronko22000

Why now I just may try that. Semisane sent me...

Why now I just may try that. Semisane sent me some .575" balls to shoot out of my .58 a couple years ago and they shot great with a .018" patch. I mistakenly purchased a .570" mold and can't get near...
10-04-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 517
Posted By bronko22000

I didn't have the sound on the video as I watched...

I didn't have the sound on the video as I watched it late when wife was sleeping. I was wondering if he had bought them lubed. If they sat too long the lube could weaken the material. They look like...
10-04-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By bronko22000

I am using the Bergara supplied magazine. I don't...

I am using the Bergara supplied magazine. I don't recall now the initial COAL because I was basing it off the Hornady Lock-n-Load gauge then .010" off the lands. These rounds now loaded are only...
10-03-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By bronko22000

Hey buddy I wish I would have read this a little...

Hey buddy I wish I would have read this a little sooner. I just loaded up some more rounds of H4350. I only went to 40.0 gr. I loaded 10 rds each of 41, 42 and 43 gr and I'm going to shoot tomorrow...
10-03-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 517
Posted By bronko22000

Lewis are those patches prelubed? If so that...

Lewis are those patches prelubed? If so that could be part of the problem. The lube may be deteriorating the material.
Forum: Guns
10-02-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 190
Posted By bronko22000

MRBB I posted pics of the rifle on previous...

MRBB I posted pics of the rifle on previous threads but again just for you!! I got this rifle because of the stock. Gorgeous wood grain in the butt stock. I still have a bit of playing around to do...
Forum: Guns
10-02-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 190
Posted By bronko22000

Going to send them an email asking them just...

Going to send them an email asking them just that. I'll let you know how everything turns out.
Forum: Guns
10-02-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 190
Posted By bronko22000

Brand new...Just got it about 4 months ago.

Brand new...Just got it about 4 months ago.
10-02-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By bronko22000

The Bergara B-14 HMR

Finally got a chance to shoot this rifle after getting different mounts. Rifle is chambered in 6.5 CM. This was the first outing shooting the Hornady 140 gr ELD-X bullets and H4350 powder. Charges...
Forum: Guns
10-02-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 190
Posted By bronko22000

At last - Finally

I guess the Model 70 has found a home. I switched scopes taking off the Leupold and putting on a Tasco 4-16X that has proven itself on my .223.
I then shot groups using IMR4350, H4350 and MagPro...
Forum: Guns
09-30-2019, 09:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,486
Posted By bronko22000

Did you check the regs? Seems mighty high and you...

Did you check the regs? Seems mighty high and you may have been over the limit.
Forum: Guns
09-28-2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 721
Posted By bronko22000

Rem 572 has been sold as well as the 11-87

Rem 572 has been sold as well as the 11-87
Forum: Guns
09-27-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 577
Posted By bronko22000

I think this was an excellent bedding job if I do...

I think this was an excellent bedding job if I do say so myself!
Forum: Black Powder
09-27-2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 257
Posted By bronko22000

Decisions

I've been debating about what to take up the cabin this year for the early ML season in PA October 19-26. This year we can shoot an anterless deer with a valid tag AND a black bear. I was thinking...
Forum: Guns
09-26-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,385
Posted By bronko22000

Should PA ever legalize semi-auto rifles for big...

Should PA ever legalize semi-auto rifles for big game the 350 legend would be one of the chamberings I would consider for my AR. Outfitted with a 16" bbl and a 4X scope I think it would be just...
09-25-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 453
Posted By bronko22000

And even if I was lucky enough to I wouldn't eve...

And even if I was lucky enough to I wouldn't eve bother with P&W or B&C. I'm only out there to please myself. Hunt if I want to or just go for a walk and take a nap in the woods.
Forum: Guns
09-24-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 577
Posted By bronko22000

Well I've been thinking and I'm not giving up...

Well I've been thinking and I'm not giving up just yet. I just came up from my gun room after changing out the scope with one that was on another rifle and has proven itself. I also loaded a half...
Forum: Guns
09-24-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 577
Posted By bronko22000

Well I guess the verdict is out. For all the...

Well I guess the verdict is out. For all the work I put into this rifle free floating the barrel, bedding the action, various bullets, powders and charges the best I could do was 1 MOA. Today I...
Forum: Guns
09-23-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 510
Posted By bronko22000

Note: This camo will give the stock a rough,...

Note: This camo will give the stock a rough, almost sandpaper like, feel. At least mine did. I believe you could probably sand it to a smooth finish
Forum: Reloading
09-21-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 302
Posted By bronko22000

Because at this point he is not concerned about...

Because at this point he is not concerned about zero but only group size consistency. I'm positively sure Nomercy will zero later and then proceed to take out the little diamond on the pasty!
Forum: Black Powder
09-19-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,538
Posted By bronko22000

That looks like a much better system. Maybe I'll...

That looks like a much better system. Maybe I'll start looking into one now. All along I assumed the newer system was the same as the ones on the MK.
Forum: Reloading
09-19-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 545
Posted By bronko22000

HB - I'm very consistent in my loading process...

HB - I'm very consistent in my loading process from case prep right up through bullet seating. My extreme spread between the 60.0 and 60.6 range was very good at about 5 -7 fps on the 60.0 and 60.3...
Forum: Guns
09-18-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 510
Posted By bronko22000

Ed the paint is Rustoleum Camo paint in tan,...

Ed the paint is Rustoleum Camo paint in tan, light green and earth brown. Pattern was made by using a natural sponge. The sponge can be found in the craft section in Walmart in a mesh bag with...
Forum: Guns
09-18-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 577
Posted By bronko22000

Bedding and free floating all done. Just waiting...

Bedding and free floating all done. Just waiting for the stock sealant to cure. The bedding came out very neat and uniform. The small white spots are plumbers putty from areas I didn't want the epoxy...
Forum: Black Powder
09-17-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By bronko22000

Agree on getting some loose powder. Go to wally...

Agree on getting some loose powder. Go to wally world and pick up a jar of Pyrodex RS. Then get yourself a powder measure while you're there and maybe a flask to put your powder in. Start with 80...
Forum: Guns
09-17-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 577
Posted By bronko22000

Well nomercy you scared the crap out of me! All...

Well nomercy you scared the crap out of me! All I could think was I was going to have a stock permanently attached to my action. I definitely put enough release agent on the metal. Three coats with...
Forum: Guns
09-17-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 577
Posted By bronko22000

Nomercy this stuff was about the same texture as...

Nomercy this stuff was about the same texture as soft rubber (like an ATV tire). You could easily compress it with your fingers.
Why not the steel impregnated? I've watched gunsmiths online use...
Forum: Guns
09-17-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 577
Posted By bronko22000

Win Model 70 problem possibly solved

After getting good but not great groups with everything I shot out of this rifle I decided it was time to bed the action. I still need to get the steel epoxy yet but I thought I'd start the prep. ...
Forum: Guns
09-16-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 584
Posted By bronko22000

What everyone else has said. I'm assuming you...

What everyone else has said. I'm assuming you don't handload. And for deer, you don't need a premium bullet. If I were you I'd grab a box of Remington, Winchester and Federal in the 180 gr variety...
Forum: Reloading
09-16-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 545
Posted By bronko22000

Well after finding a decent load for my rifle...

Well after finding a decent load for my rifle using the Satterlee load test I started playing with the OAL. I shot at 200 yards today to give me a better idea as to how the load performed at...
09-15-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 404
Posted By bronko22000

That was darn good considering you hit the steel...

That was darn good considering you hit the steel on both shots. How in the world did you know how much elevation go give your peep for that shot? Or did you just take a wild guess?
Forum: Black Powder
09-14-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,538
Posted By bronko22000

My apology... I just assumed that they were the...

My apology... I just assumed that they were the same as the older MK-85s
Forum: Black Powder
09-14-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,538
Posted By bronko22000

i had 2 older Knights. you unscrew it and then...

i had 2 older Knights. you unscrew it and then have to pull it out to cock it. that would expose it. i'd just rather flip off the safety and fire. i wouldn't want that bolt resting on a primer...
Forum: Black Powder
09-14-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,538
Posted By bronko22000

Well this thread is seeing some activity that's...

Well this thread is seeing some activity that's for sure. GM maybe its my nature with that knob/secondary safety. The way I hunt sometimes all you get is a quick shot and fiddling with that knob...
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