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Forum: Reloading
07-01-2008, 01:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,711
Posted By johnshiredman

RE: 44 mag reloading

trail boss is great for light plinker loads check IMR for load data.
Forum: Reloading
04-29-2008, 07:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,696
Posted By johnshiredman

RE: 44 special level loads in 44 Mag brass

I haven’t shot more than 15 rounds of Trail Boss/240 grain hard cast loads in a session yet (still working on load development), but so far it doesn’t seem to have much difference in soot as the...
Forum: Reloading
04-23-2008, 11:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,696
Posted By johnshiredman

RE: 44 special level loads in 44 Mag brass

Look into using Trail Boss. It has a large volume to density ratio that will fill the case so you don't have to worry about stuffing additional medium (i.e. cotton) ontop of the powder to ensure a...
Forum: Reloading
04-07-2008, 08:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,102
Posted By johnshiredman

RE: 44 mag range report

If you want a light plinker load with good case fill and hard cast bullets try Trail Boss!
Forum: Guns
03-22-2008, 09:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 11,381
Posted By johnshiredman

RE: Savage Striker Pistols

MDYoungBuck,
I picked up a used 7mm-08 SS model 516 with the adjustable break last summer. I was at sporting goods store(Scheels) looking at a usedRem Model 7 for my kids and saw the Striker....
Forum: Guns
03-06-2008, 03:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,780
Posted By johnshiredman

RE: New Deer Hunting Pistol 7mm-08

The Encore Endeavor (black powder)that is almost out in stores, takes the Pro Hunter andeasy breach one more step by allowing the breach to be twisted out with fingers instead of a tool.
Forum: Guns
03-04-2008, 08:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,780
Posted By johnshiredman

RE: New Deer Hunting Pistol 7mm-08

There is a used blued Weatherbypistol 7mm-08at a local shop for $1100. What is the average price new and/or used?
Forum: Guns
03-04-2008, 08:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,285
Posted By johnshiredman

RE: Browning BPS Shotgun

I have the Dura Touch Turkey model with the three chokes that fit flush plus a turkey choke. Besides 3 1/2" turkey shells, I also use it to shoot clays at the farm. My neighbor reloads for me and...
Forum: Guns
03-02-2008, 06:36 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,654
Posted By johnshiredman

RE: im getting a .22 lr semi auto.....what is better remington 597 or marlin model 60?

Remington came out with a 30 round clip thatfeeds well, I haven't had good luck with the 3 ten round clips that used prior. I have a plain Ruger and a Remington with lam stock that looks nice. Iplink...
Forum: Reloading
02-28-2008, 08:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,834
Posted By johnshiredman

RE: .44 Mag, Trailboss and 240 LSWC (CBA seat deapth)

I haven't had time to shoot more than a few rounds of .44 mag loaded with 6.4 and 6.8 grains of Trail Boss and a 240 gr hardcast through my 7 1/2" SRH, but the 4 shots I did have time to take (right...
Forum: Reloading
02-28-2008, 08:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,834
Posted By johnshiredman

RE: .44 Mag, Trailboss and 240 LSWC (CBA seat deapth)

Pavomesa,
I am glad you listed what might happen when using the wrong powder for a specific purpose in case some one misread the post, but my intent was not to use H110 for cowboy action loads....
Forum: Reloading
02-26-2008, 06:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,834
Posted By johnshiredman

RE: .44 Mag, Trailboss and 240 LSWC (CBA seat deapth)

ruffhunter,
Trail Boss loads listed on the IMR/Hodgdon website list loads for Hardcast bullets only. Copper plated 200 gr bullets will react different than 200 gr castbulletsloadedwith 6.1 to 7.7...
Forum: Guns
02-23-2008, 07:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,639
Posted By johnshiredman

RE: T/C Encore pistol

Tracker,
I have a blue Encore pistol that I bought used a few years backfrom a local Gander Mt. with a .223 and Burris 2-7 for a little over $500. It was in great condition because a husband...
Forum: Reloading
02-19-2008, 08:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,834
Posted By johnshiredman

.44 Mag, Trailboss and 240 LSWC (CBA seat deapth)

I have loaded H110 and Enforcerin .44 Mag for a few years, but this is my first time loading up some cowboy action plinkers. Trail boss metered very well through the RCBS powder measure (charges at...
Forum: Reloading
02-17-2008, 10:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,140
Posted By johnshiredman

RE: Subsonic .44 handloads

Thank you to all for sharing your experience. I am looking at developing a load for use with either an Encore or Ruger bolt that my children could practice with as something else to shoot besides .22...
Forum: Reloading
02-11-2008, 09:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,140
Posted By johnshiredman

Subsonic .44 handloads

Anyone load subsonic .44? In my search thus far I have found the most information on hardcast bullets (240 to 300 grain)and either unique, blue dot or red dot.

I have been toying with the...
Forum: Guns
02-11-2008, 09:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,527
Posted By johnshiredman

RE: Gun for 8year old

My kids will start with an Encore in either .44 Mag with subsonic handloads (for sound reduction) or reduced hand loaded 7mm-08 (since I already load for both). For clays I will handload lite 20...
02-07-2008, 09:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 23,881
Posted By johnshiredman

RE: Hunt with silencer/suppressor

SwampCollie,
Thanks for the info. It's a post like yours that will keep me interested in this endeavor. Do you know whatthe effective range was on some of those whitetail rigs? The suppressor that...
02-07-2008, 09:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 23,881
Posted By johnshiredman

RE: Hunt with silencer/suppressor

Thank you to all those that have responded. Bigbulls, I have read about the whisper series before and don't know why didn't think about researching those calibers. I spent some time tonight searching...
02-07-2008, 03:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,855
Posted By johnshiredman

Silencer/Suppressor use

I asked a question about the use of Silencers/Suppressors in the Deer Hunting thread; I am trying to gather more information. But am thinking that some of you who might have experience with the...
02-07-2008, 03:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 23,881
Posted By johnshiredman

RE: Hunt with silencer/suppressor

I thought there would be one or two pessimist to chime in and ask why, but I was hoping for more factual replies. But perhaps I am wrong, maybe you just are curious because it is not the norm and...
Forum: Guns
02-05-2008, 09:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 707
Posted By johnshiredman

RE: We all need to get us one of these !! WOW !!

Anyone with an answer to this question?
02-05-2008, 07:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 23,881
Posted By johnshiredman

Hunt with silencer/suppressor

Does anyone hunt whitetails with a silencer/suppressor? (WI regs' don't say whether they are legal for hunting or not. They are legalto own in WI with a $200 tax fee.)

If so,
What caliber do...
02-05-2008, 07:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,600
Posted By johnshiredman

RE: How many weapons have you killed deer with???

In order of use/kills:
12 Gauge slug Remington 1100 (with old weaver red dot) (fathers old whitetail gun)
Golden Eagle Compound Bow (brother-in-laws bow with wooden limbs)
30-06 Savage 110Tasco...
02-03-2008, 11:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,388
Posted By johnshiredman

T/C Encore Endeavor

(I posted the thread below over at Black Powder... but thought I would post here as well since some of you may not view the BP thread.)

Has anyonereadT/C Encore Endeavor reviews or heard...
Forum: Black Powder
02-03-2008, 11:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 850
Posted By johnshiredman

T/C Encore Endeavor

Has anyonereadT/C Encore Endeavor reviews or heard anything?

I have an Encore pistol in 7mm-08 and .223 (blue) and was thinking about getting a rifle set up in SS in 7mm-08 for my kids to use...
Forum: Guns
01-16-2008, 08:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,204
Posted By johnshiredman

RE: Beretta Neos .22A

My father bought his neighbors stainless model. He hasn't shot it yet, but the break down is easy. There is a wheel on the frame that when rolled releases the barrel.
Forum: Guns
01-03-2008, 10:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 688
Posted By johnshiredman

RE: South Paw Turkey Guns?

I bought a BPS 3 1/2for turkey but I also use it for clays on the farm. I originally chose it because my 3 year old son seems to be leaning towards being a lefty and I will be able to pass it on to...
Forum: Midwest
11-06-2007, 03:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 681
Posted By johnshiredman

RE: Wisconsin Rut?

There was a lot happening this last weekend; friends and neighboors have seen big deer moving and chasing during the day. Can't wait to get out hunting this weekend andalso to check the game camera....
Forum: Guns
10-31-2007, 02:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,834
Posted By johnshiredman

RE: Knight KP 1 Muzzleloader/Rifle

"Shooting Times" magazine just did an article on it for the December 2007 issue. There is also a nice articleaboutsingle shot's in the same issue.

The removable trigger would be a nice feature...
10-30-2007, 02:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,503
Posted By johnshiredman

RE: hornady sst bullets

Do you know what distance the shot was taken from? I'm surprised at those results.

I shot a 10 point buck with my Encore pistol last year (at only 30 yards). The buck dropped on the spot,...
10-30-2007, 02:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 14,746
Posted By johnshiredman

RE: Shooting 2 3/4 shells from a Mossberg 835

My wifes uncle just purchased a Rem 11-87 and the ownersmanual discusses the use of abarrel seal activatorfor 2 and 3/4 inch shells that should be removed for 3 and 3.5 inch shells. This might only...
Forum: Guns
10-30-2007, 02:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,697
Posted By johnshiredman

RE: browning shotgun question

Thanks for the info Wingbone. I might have to snag the barrel I saw for $250.Maybe it wouldbe worth the cost of the barrel to have an ambidextrous shotgun on hand as a back up at deer camp.

J
Forum: Guns
10-30-2007, 01:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,214
Posted By johnshiredman

RE: Pre-buyers remorse?

tbrunson,
I was looking at purchasing a SBE II last winter. I wanted to buy an all around/multiple purpose shotgun. I wanted 3.5 inch for turkeys, butsomething that would cycle 2.75 inch for trap,...
10-29-2007, 02:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,503
Posted By johnshiredman

RE: hornady sst bullets

I have been using Benchmark to reload the 139gr SST for my Encore pistol, but haven't been getting the grouping results I would like at 100 yards. I worked up to the max load of the Hogdon website...
10-29-2007, 02:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,656
Posted By johnshiredman

RE: Pistol Hunters

For deer hunting I take two pistols, one for long range: T/C Encore 7mm-08 topped with Burris 3-12 ball plex & par adj shooting a 139g SST handload(also have .223 with Burris 2-7) and one for short...
Forum: Guns
10-29-2007, 01:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,697
Posted By johnshiredman

RE: browning shotgun question

Anyone have the rifled barrel with cant scope mount for their 12g bps? I have the 12g 3 1/2 bps with camo for turkey hunting and even shoot sporting clays with it. I was looking for a rifled barrelto...
Forum: Guns
10-27-2007, 05:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 537
Posted By johnshiredman

RE: Rem 11-87 20g Loud safety

Thanks for the info sjsfire. I was thinking about the bore snake as a possiblity, but didn't know how dirty it would get when breaking in a barrel; having to use it 10-20 times before being able to...
Forum: Guns
10-25-2007, 10:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 537
Posted By johnshiredman

Rem 11-87 20g Loud safety

My wifes uncle purchased a 20 gauge Rem 11-87 for deer hunting this season and is getting ready to break in the barrel and sight itin as well.I spoke with him on the phone tonight and he said the...
10-24-2007, 12:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,901
Posted By johnshiredman

RE: H&R Semi-auto shotguns

Saw a new semi auto from Turkey last week, but it was a Legacy ******, not H&R. Shop owner said they function well.
Forum: Crossbows
10-23-2007, 03:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,447
Posted By johnshiredman

RE: My sons first CB harvest...just turned 7 years old!

Fantastic story.
Did the pictures on the game camera turn out? Howwonderful it would be to have a few pictures of the buck standing tall in its natural element, to go along with the great picture...
Forum: Reloading
10-20-2007, 12:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 707
Posted By johnshiredman

Fireformed vs. Full Length Resize for 2 Guns

I ran into a similar situation as ChazyKEJ posted (Problems with sized brass...) and would like see a poll started on the question below.

I have been reloading 7mm-08 for 2-3 years for my...
10-18-2007, 09:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,578
Posted By johnshiredman

RE: how good are savage rifles?

Does the bolt slide smooth on the Warrior for you? I was looking at a few different brands of bolt actions the past couple of weeks and spent some time cycling the action. It's not the most critcal...
10-18-2007, 07:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,076
Posted By johnshiredman

Tru Carbon by Natural Predator

Has anyone tried Tru Cabon by Natural Predator?

I use Scent Killer on each layer of clothing as I dress, but some carbon powder under the arm pits might be great for longer hikes on those warm...
Forum: Guns
10-17-2007, 07:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,374
Posted By johnshiredman

RE: Savage Striker 7mm-08

Zeak,
I just put the Striker into my Uncle Mikes CamoBandolier Holster (Size 13) that I have for my Encore. It's a tight squeeze but theStriker with scopedoes fit. The Simmons 4x Pro Hunter is a...
Forum: Guns
10-17-2007, 05:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,374
Posted By johnshiredman

RE: Savage Striker 7mm-08

Zeak,
Ihave a stoney point pole cat bi-pod that I have been using for my 7mm-08 Encore pistol and will use it for the Striker. I really like how solid the stoney point is compared to some other...
Forum: Guns
10-16-2007, 08:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,374
Posted By johnshiredman

RE: Savage Striker 7mm-08

#40Fan,
I found the Striker at Scheels in Appleton, Wisconsin. They had one in .308 last year with the custom wood thumbhole grip, but Iheld offfora 7mm-08. I have also seen them in gunshops in...
Forum: Guns
10-15-2007, 04:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,374
Posted By johnshiredman

Savage Striker 7mm-08

I was out shopping for a good deal on a rifle that my female cousin, who is in her 20's,could use the next couple of years until my children are old enough to start hunting. I found a used 7mm-08 Rem...
Forum: Guns
10-01-2007, 08:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,544
Posted By johnshiredman

RE: revolver calibers

Stalkingbear- I'll continue to play "devils advocate" for the .460, not because I feelthe need to argue, but just for conversational sake. Now these arguments are not all in favor of the short shot...
Forum: Guns
10-01-2007, 10:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,544
Posted By johnshiredman

RE: revolver calibers

You stated, "Maybe hunt deer with", which is why I mentioned the .460 which will shoot 3 different calibers of factory ammo.Also the large frame of the .460 will help tame .45Colt and .454loads which...
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