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12-03-2017, 06:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 633
Posted By DROX

Youngun308, Awesome! Great picture and nice...

Youngun308,
Awesome! Great picture and nice job with the story! Hunting here on NoVA is also going well. I also have one in the freezer. I took one of my .338 win mag out and was lucky enough to...
Forum: South
11-17-2017, 05:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 241
Posted By DROX

Ready or not!

Rifle season for deer starts tomorrow here in Nothern Virginia. Good luck and be careful! Don't strain your back hauling all that venison out of the woods!!

Ps. The deer are moving around at all...
Forum: South
10-22-2017, 09:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,951
Posted By DROX

Coolbrze0, Here in Lovettsville rut comes as a...

Coolbrze0,
Here in Lovettsville rut comes as a result of cold weather. And, as such non existent! All the deer around my farm are just cooling out. Not even thinking of getting any action. At this...
Forum: Reloading
10-05-2017, 01:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 300
Posted By DROX

When "All" does not mean all! Lyman

Folks,
This is a heads up to anyone who has older Lyman dies and whats to purchase a Carbide Expander/Decapper to replace/improve the old one.

I have an older Lyman die where I bent the decapper...
Forum: Reloading
10-04-2017, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By DROX

Thanks to all for the help.

Thanks to all for the help.
Forum: Reloading
10-03-2017, 01:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By DROX

Centaur1, Thanks for the reply. My concern...

Centaur1,
Thanks for the reply.

My concern was about contamination as I went ahead and reloaded the dusty rounds and then became concerned about their viability and my safety.
Forum: Reloading
09-27-2017, 05:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By DROX

Walnut media dust

I just switched from corn cob media to walnut as I found a box I forgot I had purchased 10 years ago. My rifle brass comes out nice and shiny but dusty. Is the dust just cosmetic? I can wipe the...
09-17-2017, 06:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 18,397
Posted By DROX

Surveyor527, Take a look at the TCR'83 or '87. ...

Surveyor527,
Take a look at the TCR'83 or '87. They don't make them anymore, however, they can still be found for a good price. The 83 even has a set trigger. I love mine. I've had it for years....
02-03-2016, 12:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,684
Posted By DROX

While stock fit is critical on how the rifle...

While stock fit is critical on how the rifle "FITS" as so many have pointed out, one should also consider the action type along with length/weight of barrel. Think about the cantilever issue.

My...
12-02-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,781
Posted By DROX

Daniel72, My two cents worth, which is only...

Daniel72,
My two cents worth, which is only worth one cent in today's economy, is get a Simmons Prodiamond. Its inexpensive, works great, quite clear, and looks good. I put one of these on my CVA...
Forum: South
11-15-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,091
Posted By DROX

Ok folks, At last I see some signs of the rut...

Ok folks,
At last I see some signs of the rut here in Lovettsville. Last night about 15 minutes before shooting time is to come to an end, I hear a bunch of action coming down the hill. Leaves...
Forum: Black Powder
11-06-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,439
Posted By DROX

Hubby11, Is that Fairfax County? Then ya got...

Hubby11,
Is that Fairfax County? Then ya got room for 4 more on your tag. Maybe get one more doe and then three bucks?
Forum: South
11-06-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,091
Posted By DROX

We were in Leesburg!

We were in Leesburg!
Forum: South
11-06-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,091
Posted By DROX

Folks, Update! Sorta. The wife and I were...

Folks,
Update! Sorta.

The wife and I were in town doing our normal weekend shopping, and wammo I see the rut in full swing. For those of you familiar with NoVa, we were driving on Hwy. 7...
Forum: South
11-06-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,091
Posted By DROX

Coolbrze0, Thanks for the information. I'm...

Coolbrze0,
Thanks for the information. I'm glad you are having better luck in observing rutting action. Since I initially started this thread, I chatted with a few folks that hunt here on the...
Forum: South
11-03-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,091
Posted By DROX

NoVa rut?

Folks,
Has anyone seen any rutting or chasing action here in Northern VA? I live in Lovettsville and have seen what maybe and sorta and kinda looked like small scrapes, but no rubs. However, the...
Forum: South
11-25-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 784
Posted By DROX

NoVa rut??

Ok, did I blink and miss the rut? I live in the Lovettsville area and have seen no action. Bucks are still walking by themselves. No chasing. No scrapes. Its close to December and still nothing!
...
Forum: South
11-29-2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,297
Posted By DROX

Rutting action? Whats that? Normally, bucks are...

Rutting action? Whats that? Normally, bucks are running with the does by this time of the year, but not this year! I've seen one scrape and a few rubs. No chasing, no nothing. I was beginning to...
11-23-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 773
Posted By DROX

I love deer hunting and the near out of body...

I love deer hunting and the near out of body experiences it causes me! The excitement gets me all the time and the rush is awesome! The day it no longer excites me and becomes a chore will be the...
Forum: Guns
11-11-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,633
Posted By DROX

For some reason, I have never been a big fan of...

For some reason, I have never been a big fan of Remington. That was until, a few years back when Remington started to make (import) the Model 798. Wow! A true mauser action! In my opinion, there...
Forum: Guns
11-08-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,318
Posted By DROX

SecondChance, That's an awesome story! ...

SecondChance,
That's an awesome story! Usually, for every one of these stories there are countless other stories that went the other way! I'm happy for you.
Forum: Optics
11-08-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,691
Posted By DROX

I'm pretty certain I have not ever even picked up...

I'm pretty certain I have not ever even picked up a pair of Leica binos. However, being a surveyor by trade I have used some instruments (Wild, Zeiss) with veeerrry nice glass from other...
11-08-2013, 01:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,756
Posted By DROX

Kenified06, I'm seeing the same up here in...

Kenified06,
I'm seeing the same up here in NoVa. Pretty much the males and females are still separated. This cool weather we are now having could only help. My guess would be the rut will start...
11-02-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,176
Posted By DROX

I have a wonderful little .243. Its a T/C...

I have a wonderful little .243. Its a T/C Aristocrat I bought back in 1985 but it didn't see much use once I moved to Alaska. However, since we moved to the lower 48, it sees alot more action. ...
10-31-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,626
Posted By DROX

From this little bit of information, I would...

From this little bit of information, I would guess its pileated woodpeckers. They are the big ones.
Forum: Guns
10-30-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,098
Posted By DROX

I love my .243! Since moving to Virginia other...

I love my .243! Since moving to Virginia other than my muzzleloader this is all I use for whitetail. My 7mm Mag and my .338 mag are taking a break from hunting since I moved from Alaska. The...
10-15-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,907
Posted By DROX

Duffy, If its a screaming hot deal, maybe you...

Duffy,
If its a screaming hot deal, maybe you could offset the cost for a new barrel (custom job.) Keep in mind this model has the springy extractor and not the true mauser extractor of the CZ 550. ...
Forum: South
07-30-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,319
Posted By DROX

QKidd, Yeah there used to be one on hwy 29 just...

QKidd,
Yeah there used to be one on hwy 29 just before you get to Warrenton. My buddy was a Matthews kinda guy and that's where he would go.
Forum: Black Powder
02-08-2013, 03:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,951
Posted By DROX

Its been some years, however, the experience I...

Its been some years, however, the experience I had with T/C customer service was memorable! Back in the late '80s the wife and I moved to Alaska for jobs (great experience); the company moved us...
Forum: Guns
01-31-2013, 05:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 786
Posted By DROX

Gun shows and pawn shops come to mind. How about...

Gun shows and pawn shops come to mind. How about that weekly Thrifty Nickel newspaper that 7-11 sell; they always have stuff.
Forum: Guns
01-18-2013, 05:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,265
Posted By DROX

Welcome to the forum! You will find there are...

Welcome to the forum! You will find there are lots of good experiences and opinions shared on this website. Some of these folks have been around a loooong time. In fact, I could believe they were...
01-14-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,734
Posted By DROX

When I first moved out here to Virginia, I found...

When I first moved out here to Virginia, I found out my whitetail "mentor" was a true believer in scent control. He had me convinced that I needed to keep all my clothes and boots in special plastic...
Forum: Gunsmithing
01-12-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,139
Posted By DROX

Bucklessyooper, I would buy the drifts. If a...

Bucklessyooper,
I would buy the drifts. If a person owns guns, its a good thing to have a nice set of tools. I'm certain this may not be the last time you will need a drift, unless you plan on...
Forum: Guns
12-26-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,513
Posted By DROX

I bought some .243 win the other day and didn't...

I bought some .243 win the other day and didn't notice the word "Express" until I got them home. It sure gave me pause!! All I could think about was the 7mm Express and how easy it would be to...
Forum: Guns
12-26-2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,512
Posted By DROX

Savage 99 in 250-3000.

Savage 99 in 250-3000.
Forum: Reloading
12-21-2012, 09:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 655
Posted By DROX

Unprimed brass cases

For some years I have been wondering "what really is the difference between the cases each manufacturer produces." And of course, I have either been too lazy or too cheap to actually test the...
Forum: South
12-20-2012, 07:14 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,466
Posted By DROX

Went out this morning. Saw one going in, about...

Went out this morning. Saw one going in, about 20 yards from my stand. I have decided to rename my favorite spot from "Deer Central" to "A Dry Hole!" Ain't no oil there!! Tomorrow, if the weather...
Forum: South
12-19-2012, 05:21 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,466
Posted By DROX

I'm headed out tomorrow morning! I'll let you...

I'm headed out tomorrow morning! I'll let you know what happens, however, at the rate I'm going this year I may already know what's going to happen. How's that for thinking positive?
Forum: Reloading
12-16-2012, 04:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 604
Posted By DROX

HDMontana, Keep in mind there are tumblers and...

HDMontana,
Keep in mind there are tumblers and then there are vibrating tubs. The tumblers are much more expensive.
Forum: Black Powder
12-14-2012, 06:49 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 16,188
Posted By DROX

Wow! $1200 for a Win Mod 94! If I was going to...

Wow! $1200 for a Win Mod 94! If I was going to spend that much for a lever gun, I would buy a Savage Model 99 in .250 savage. I know it would be "previously loved" and not new, but I have always...
12-10-2012, 05:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,060
Posted By DROX

Lifeguard, Sorry! I don't have that specific...

Lifeguard,
Sorry! I don't have that specific rifle, however, I do have a Browning A Bolt in 7 Mag. It was a gift from my mother in law back in the 80's. The only issue I ever had is with the stock...
Forum: South
12-08-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,466
Posted By DROX

My neighbor shot an 11 pointer this morning. I...

My neighbor shot an 11 pointer this morning. I did not see it, however, other neighbors did and they were impressed. I believe, as the legend goes, the buck was walking by himself; no does around...
Forum: South
12-07-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,466
Posted By DROX

Bowhuntr09, Thats a nice animal. Those antlers...

Bowhuntr09,
Thats a nice animal. Those antlers seem tall. Maybe three times as long as his ears? How old do you think he is?
Forum: Guns
12-06-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,367
Posted By DROX

bugNbows, That 1885 is a "purdie" one for sure!...

bugNbows,
That 1885 is a "purdie" one for sure! And I love singleshots! In fact, my .243 is a TCR'83 Aristocrat with real fancy wood and double set triggers. And the bonus is that both the 1885...
Forum: Guns
12-06-2012, 02:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,367
Posted By DROX

Mavwreak1975, Of course "pretty" is different...

Mavwreak1975,
Of course "pretty" is different for everyone, but, I believe Browning makes a nice one. Especially, the A Bolt. It even has a "pretty" gold trigger!
Forum: South
12-05-2012, 03:24 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,466
Posted By DROX

Cpljbuck, Sorry for the slow reply; the stink...

Cpljbuck,
Sorry for the slow reply; the stink bugs got me! Or rather my internet. It seems a stink bug got into a piece of my internet supplier's equipment and fried it! No internet for Drox for a...
Forum: South
11-29-2012, 05:16 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,466
Posted By DROX

Cpljbuck, Tomorrow, sunrise to 10 am and then...

Cpljbuck,
Tomorrow, sunrise to 10 am and then noon to 4pm; that's the plan. Since i
i live an an EAB county, the next has to be a doe. But that's ok because I need to fill the freezer.
Forum: South
11-26-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,466
Posted By DROX

cpljbuck, Yeah, who knows. Maybe its just going...

cpljbuck,
Yeah, who knows. Maybe its just going to be one of them kinda' years for me. Right place, right time, wrong year!

I did, however, speak with a neighbor yesterday who lives and hunts...
Forum: Guns
11-24-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,184
Posted By DROX

coolbrze0, Was your hunt along the coast; near...

coolbrze0,
Was your hunt along the coast; near the ocean? Like say Kodiak, the Aleutian Chain or the southwest coast? If so, my guess would be that you may be suffering from some salt corrosion. ...
11-24-2012, 03:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,955
Posted By DROX

MAC266, Its been years since I lived or hunted...

MAC266,
Its been years since I lived or hunted in Colorado. However, I remember something about "once in a lifetime hunt permit" when it came to the Big Horn sheep. Which meant that when you...
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