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Forum: Guns
05-05-2010, 05:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,532
Posted By driftrider

Until now I didn't realize that 380ACP was so...

Until now I didn't realize that 380ACP was so hard to find. I'd have thought that it'd be fairly common. It's not 9mm Luger, but it's not that exotic... is it?

Mike
Forum: Guns
05-03-2010, 06:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,532
Posted By driftrider

I don't have a holster or belt yet. The new law...

I don't have a holster or belt yet. The new law doesn't go into effect until Jan 1st, 2011, but I'm thinking toward the future. I was looking at the Crossbreed Super Tuck IWB holsters. The reviews...
Forum: Guns
05-03-2010, 05:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,532
Posted By driftrider

Ruger LCP for CCW?

Now that Iowa had finally passed a revision to the law making the state shall issue, I need to pick out a CCW pistol. I have a Springfield XD-9 4" Service that will do, but I'm concerned about the...
Forum: Guns
05-02-2010, 05:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,161
Posted By driftrider

Why do you think that you'd need to chamber a...

Why do you think that you'd need to chamber a round. My understanding is that most folks carry a 1911 ****ed and locked (ie round in chamber, hammer ****ed and safety on). Do you carry a semi-auto...
Forum: Guns
05-02-2010, 08:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 667
Posted By driftrider

Now I just have to get myself a carry gun and...

Now I just have to get myself a carry gun and rig. The only handgun I have that's suitable for defensive carry right now is my XD-9 Service (4"), which is a touch on the large side for concealment,...
05-02-2010, 07:38 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 28,578
Posted By driftrider

I've got to go with bigcountry on this. I've...

I've got to go with bigcountry on this. I've owned and/or shot scopes ranging from the $30 China-Mart bubble pack special to my Zeiss Conquest. There is a big difference in optical quality between...
Forum: Guns
04-30-2010, 12:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 667
Posted By driftrider

Iowa to become "Shall Issue!"

This is a MAJOR victory for Iowa gun owners, as we've been trying to get the law changed for years without success. As a person living in one of the counties where the sheriff refuses to issue any...
Forum: Guns
04-10-2010, 03:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,173
Posted By driftrider

From factory offerings, 24 & 26" are the most...

From factory offerings, 24 & 26" are the most common. If I were wanting anything shorter than 24" I'd probably step down to a 223 Rem.
Forum: Guns
03-30-2010, 01:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,062
Posted By driftrider

Your friend might already have a permit. Polk...

Your friend might already have a permit. Polk county, where Des Moines is located, is basically run shall issue by the Sheriff. That's the real rub of Iowa law as it is today. The Polk cty Sheriff...
Forum: Guns
03-29-2010, 05:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,062
Posted By driftrider

WI has passed Shall Issue CCW at least once, but...

WI has passed Shall Issue CCW at least once, but not with enough support in the congress to override their very anti-gun governor's veto. That's the greatest thing about the Iowa bill is that it has...
Forum: Guns
03-29-2010, 04:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,062
Posted By driftrider

Big win in Iowa Shall Issue CCW fight!!!

As of today, March 29, 2010, the Iowa House, following the lead of the Senate, passed SF2379 by an overwhelming majority! The bill now goes to Governor Culver for his signature. But even if he...
03-24-2010, 01:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 29,671
Posted By driftrider

Yep, unless you're really getting taken on the...

Yep, unless you're really getting taken on the price of powder in Canada. I just bought a pound of IMR-7828SSC and the price was $24. Feeding my 257 Wby Mag at 73 grains/shot I'll get roughly 95...
Forum: Guns
03-18-2010, 11:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,485
Posted By driftrider

I've owned both, and I have to agree with the...

I've owned both, and I have to agree with the majority and say that I'd buy another BPS long before I'd buy an 870. The Wingmasters are pretty good as the currents 870's go, but the Express is far...
Forum: Guns
03-18-2010, 11:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 545
Posted By driftrider

The locks on O/U shotguns are pretty complicated,...

The locks on O/U shotguns are pretty complicated, as we're not just talking about a simple hammer to trigger sear arrangement. If you're not sure if you can fix it properly, I'd strongly suggest you...
Forum: Guns
03-09-2010, 05:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 858
Posted By driftrider

Follow the advice above, but if after a couple...

Follow the advice above, but if after a couple days drenched in Kroil it still doesn't come out, I'd take it to a gunsmith. Oh, and buy yourself a better choke tube wrench. Most of the time the one...
Forum: Guns
03-07-2010, 08:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,148
Posted By driftrider

I was referring to Post #7, which had a link to a...

I was referring to Post #7, which had a link to a page demonstrating the painting of an AR-15. Apparently you were not sure to who's post I was referring, as I was not sure why you were directing...
Forum: Guns
03-07-2010, 05:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,148
Posted By driftrider

What's wrong with using paint? He's asking for...

What's wrong with using paint? He's asking for options, and painting is a valid and cost effective option for a permanent camo finish.

On a side note, if you check the link regarding the camo dip...
Forum: Guns
03-06-2010, 06:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 827
Posted By driftrider

Don't let the $500 price tag fool you, the...

Don't let the $500 price tag fool you, the Stoeger 2000 is one heck of a shotgun for that price. With one small difference, it's the same Inertia system used in the (very expensive) Benelli's. The...
Forum: Guns
03-06-2010, 06:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,148
Posted By driftrider

Here's another step-by-step how-to on painting a...

Here's another step-by-step how-to on painting a gun camo. Similar process to the one above with a different camo scheme.

http://www.duckhuntingchat.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=36000

Mike
Forum: Guns
03-06-2010, 05:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,917
Posted By driftrider

You got that right. I'd try it if I had to, but...

You got that right. I'd try it if I had to, but I'd be glad my shotgun's a semi-auto. It'd go something like this; BOOM...crap...BOOMBOOMBOOMBOOM!

Based on the regs posted, it looks like they're...
Forum: Reloading
03-06-2010, 05:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,145
Posted By driftrider

If by "good" you mean that they'll be really,...

If by "good" you mean that they'll be really, really dead, I think you're right. But I'm gonna bet that that 110 grain V-Max at 3300+ fps is going to make one heck of a mess of a coyote on impact,...
Forum: Reloading
03-06-2010, 05:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,145
Posted By driftrider

Well, you could spend a lot of time and money and...

Well, you could spend a lot of time and money and try adjusting the seating depth, neck tension (you'll need some expensive bushing dies), or powder charge to get the bullet to leave the muzzle at...
Forum: Reloading
03-06-2010, 05:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,689
Posted By driftrider

0.01" won't hurt anything, just trim them all...

0.01" won't hurt anything, just trim them all uniform and start loading. I make my 257 Wby cases from 7mm Rem Mag brass, which is 0.04" to 0.05" shorter than the Wby brass after necking down. ...
Forum: Reloading
03-06-2010, 05:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 688
Posted By driftrider

Either it was someone who ignorantly ran 7mm Rem...

Either it was someone who ignorantly ran 7mm Rem Mag in a 7mm Wby Mag chamber, or it's brass from someone who forms 7mm Wby from 7mm Rem Mag cases because they cost less than half as much. These...
02-27-2010, 10:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,260
Posted By driftrider

I guarantee that I can shoot a pump faster than a...

I guarantee that I can shoot a pump faster than a straight pull bolt action. Maybe it has to do with the fact that I learned to shoot skeet with my dad's 870. Teaches you to pump fast while staying...
01-27-2010, 12:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,477
Posted By driftrider

There is nothing about the 308 Winchester that...

There is nothing about the 308 Winchester that makes it any more accurate than the .30-06 given equal quality rifles. The 308 is "good enough" for military snipers because of logistics, not...
Forum: Guns
01-26-2010, 06:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,295
Posted By driftrider

Um, you can't just stuff a faster burning powder...

Um, you can't just stuff a faster burning powder into the 25-06 case and make it perform like a full length rifle, and you'd be running the risk of blowing yourself up. The .25-06 has a big case...
01-26-2010, 06:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 31,616
Posted By driftrider

The Tikka T3 action is one length (long). To...

The Tikka T3 action is one length (long). To accommodate the short action cartridges they put a block in the magazine. They also reposition the bolt stop to shorten the stroke of the bolt to give...
Forum: Guns
01-26-2010, 03:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,434
Posted By driftrider

You could buy a sling to carry it when you're...

You could buy a sling to carry it when you're doing the bulk of your walking. The sling has the added advantage that, when utilized properly, it will significantly improve your marksmanship. Try...
Forum: Guns
01-26-2010, 03:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 25,022
Posted By driftrider

The 30-06 definitely has the edge for...

The 30-06 definitely has the edge for versatility, but for what you asked, I'd lean in the direction of the Marlin in .45-70. While the BAR, if you take care of it, should be reliable in all but the...
01-26-2010, 02:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,477
Posted By driftrider

For deer hunting at close to moderate ranges...

For deer hunting at close to moderate ranges (<400 yards)? Just flip a coin. With bullets up to the 165 grain range the ballistic differences are too close to matter. If you want to go after the...
01-24-2010, 06:23 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,396
Posted By driftrider

Congratulations, you're plus one set of antlers,...

Congratulations, you're plus one set of antlers, and minus one friend of 20 years, all over a deer that neither of you shot and a situation that was probably a simple misunderstanding. God knows...
Forum: Reloading
01-12-2010, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 759
Posted By driftrider

I believe that it is/was Mossad Ayoob that did a...

I believe that it is/was Mossad Ayoob that did a write up about an actual case where the shooter, acting in self defense, got railroaded because he was shooting a 10mm Auto using handloads. Or...
Forum: Guns
01-11-2010, 08:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,339
Posted By driftrider

Ok, so I'm guessing that you didn't see the whole...

Ok, so I'm guessing that you didn't see the whole episode, or you didn't quite understand what they had to do to make a projectile ricochet off those three surfaces and back to the shooter. They...
Forum: Reloading
01-11-2010, 08:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,256
Posted By driftrider

For general information, I like the Hornady...

For general information, I like the Hornady Manual the best. I also have a Speer Manual that came with my RockChucker kit that I hardly use for data (because I don't use Speer bullets, and the load...
Forum: Reloading
01-11-2010, 07:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,256
Posted By driftrider

Hybrid 100V is probably not in the current...

Hybrid 100V is probably not in the current manual. They publish a new manual every few years. Usually when they introduce a new powder doesn't make it into the published manual, they'll both post...
Forum: Reloading
01-11-2010, 07:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,738
Posted By driftrider

Why wouldn't they, though? They want folks to...

Why wouldn't they, though? They want folks to buy their bullets, but realize that the first time they try them they might be reluctant to run out and buy the manual in case they don't like them. By...
Forum: Reloading
01-11-2010, 07:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,981
Posted By driftrider

The purple tipped bullet is a Nosler Ballistic...

The purple tipped bullet is a Nosler Ballistic Tip. Good deer bullet if you try to avoid shots through a lot of bone and muscle (shoulder) or where deep penetration is required (Texas heart shot). ...
Forum: Reloading
01-11-2010, 05:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,256
Posted By driftrider

Always start low and work up slowly. Get an...

Always start low and work up slowly. Get an actual reloading manual (not just an abbreviated chart, but the actual hardcover book) and READ IT. It'll tell you what you need to know to safely...
Forum: Guns
01-10-2010, 07:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,089
Posted By driftrider

Not in my experience. I try to only let the deer...

Not in my experience. I try to only let the deer see just the muzzle anyway! Seriously, I've never been busted by deer any more with a blued gun than a (matte) stainless or nickel finish.

Mike
Forum: Reloading
01-06-2010, 01:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,707
Posted By driftrider

You definitely don't want to expose your little...

You definitely don't want to expose your little one to lead. Lead poisoning is far more harmful to the developing brain and nervous system of a child than it is to adults. It's not good either way,...
Forum: Guns
01-06-2010, 01:18 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,551
Posted By driftrider

Now, RR. We don't want to let a few little facts...

Now, RR. We don't want to let a few little facts spoil vabyrds delusions of grandeur. I mean, 830 yards... please. He can knock a 6" steel plate over most of the time with a custom built,...
01-05-2010, 03:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,368
Posted By driftrider

I have a feeling that you won't find too many...

I have a feeling that you won't find too many folks who have actually experienced such a thing, because I would surmise that most of those who have been in a tree stand when the tree fell did not...
Forum: Guns
01-05-2010, 02:50 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,551
Posted By driftrider

I would also like to apologize to those with...

I would also like to apologize to those with actual disabilities that I compared you to this guy, it was unkind.

Mike
Forum: Guns
01-05-2010, 02:47 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,551
Posted By driftrider

Are you going to cry? I'm so sorry... that...

Are you going to cry? I'm so sorry... that you're so easily offended... by the truth.

Mike
Forum: Guns
01-05-2010, 02:31 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,551
Posted By driftrider

Probably because he realizes that you're...

Probably because he realizes that you're intellectually incapable of being enlightened, and are therefore not worth his time. Perhaps I have a soft spot for lost causes that has made me suffer you...
Forum: Guns
01-05-2010, 02:14 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,551
Posted By driftrider

Who's still talking about 2" groups?! You really...

Who's still talking about 2" groups?! You really are pretty dense, aren't you? And even after I explained it to you once before. Now go practice shooting your pretend gun with grossly exaggerated...
Forum: Guns
01-05-2010, 01:49 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,551
Posted By driftrider

I bet he's one of those guys that stands off by...

I bet he's one of those guys that stands off by himself at his "matches" and "practices" the whole course of fire without ever actually drawing his pistol. Air guitar meets handgun. Loading 10K...
Forum: Guns
01-04-2010, 09:11 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,551
Posted By driftrider

While I "learn to shoot" you should learn to...

While I "learn to shoot" you should learn to read, but I'm guessing that I'll be more successful than you will at our respective tasks. :eek2:

I said that 2" groups are unacceptable TO ME (if you...
Forum: Guns
01-04-2010, 06:04 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,551
Posted By driftrider

Who are you talking to? I was commenting on the...

Who are you talking to? I was commenting on the OP's statement that he, at best, gets 2" groups with certain Federal factory loads. I wasn't talking to you (vabyrd) at all, but thanks for butting...
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