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Forum: Reloading
03-18-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 784
Posted By Centaur 1

The bullet caster is to shooting and hunting, as...

The bullet caster is to shooting and hunting, as the fly tier is to fishing. The guy who works six days a week, and still has house chores and family obligations, If this guy wants to enjoy either...
Forum: Reloading
10-02-2017, 03:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 458
Posted By Centaur 1

Save your used dryer sheets from when doing the...

Save your used dryer sheets from when doing the laundry. Just put one or two in the tumbler while cleaning brass, they'll absorb the dust which will keep the brass and walnut shells clean.
Forum: Reloading
07-16-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,998
Posted By Centaur 1

Most of my loading is done on my Lyman T-Mag,...

Most of my loading is done on my Lyman T-Mag, it's like having a dedicated press for every die. I also use a Lee C-frame press for sizing bullets and expanding case mouths.
Forum: Guns
02-25-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,759
Posted By Centaur 1

I would agree with a .223 if you were thinking...

I would agree with a .223 if you were thinking about lots of range time with factory ammo, but you mentioned that you're going to reload and keep your shots close. I've got four fused vertebrae in my...
Forum: Reloading
02-12-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,422
Posted By Centaur 1

I don't own a 6.8, but I hunt deer just 120 miles...

I don't own a 6.8, but I hunt deer just 120 miles south of you. The one thing I learned about hunting in Florida is that you might get a 100 yard shot, but without a tracking dog he'll disappear...
Forum: Guns
10-02-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,394
Posted By Centaur 1

Congrats, love the old Marlins. Consider buying a...

Congrats, love the old Marlins. Consider buying a scope that has a 32mm objective instead of the 40mm, lever action rifles don't have a raised comb and anything over 32mm will have you lifting your...
Forum: Guns
07-21-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,299
Posted By Centaur 1

The flat top gas block is another option. If you...

The flat top gas block is another option. If you go with the flat top and use it to mount a folding front sight, you'll have to find a taller sight that's made for mounting on a gas block. The gas...
Forum: Guns
07-19-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,299
Posted By Centaur 1

Congrats on your new rifle, they're a lot of fun...

Congrats on your new rifle, they're a lot of fun you'll enjoy it. It's all a standard height, just buy the rear sight you want. Also, that's not just a front sight, it's your gas block. The front...
Forum: Guns
07-16-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 858
Posted By Centaur 1

That'll have no problem with the heavier hunting...

That'll have no problem with the heavier hunting bullets that are preferred for deer and hogs.
Forum: Guns
07-13-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,305
Posted By Centaur 1

I get the feeling that not everyone understands...

I get the feeling that not everyone understands what a picatinny rail is. It's nothing more than a weaver base with slots that are wider, and placed at fixed intervals along the rail. The width of...
Forum: Guns
07-10-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,305
Posted By Centaur 1

I don't like the rings that mount right to the...

I don't like the rings that mount right to the receiver. If you need to remove the scope from the rifle, everything needs to be taken apart. I prefer the picatinny rail, it's basically a weaver base...
Forum: Guns
07-09-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,204
Posted By Centaur 1

The choice is a personal one and only you can...

The choice is a personal one and only you can decide what to buy. As far as Florida is concerned, it is legal to use an AR for hunting. The only requirement is that the magazine can only hold five...
Forum: Reloading
07-09-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 14,027
Posted By Centaur 1

The space below the bullet is the key....

The space below the bullet is the key. Technically it is safe, IF you follow .357 mag load data, AND if you keep the overall length the same that the data specifies. This requires that the bullets...
Forum: Reloading
04-10-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,607
Posted By Centaur 1

Once you've achieved maximum velocity with a case...

Once you've achieved maximum velocity with a case full of powder, the only way to increase the velocity is to use a faster burning powder. With the faster powder you'll get higher chamber pressure,...
Forum: Guns
02-25-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 566
Posted By Centaur 1

It definitely sounded way cooler before I tried...

It definitely sounded way cooler before I tried them, gets boring real quick.
Forum: Reloading
02-21-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,733
Posted By Centaur 1

I've been thinking about trying the Barnes...

I've been thinking about trying the Barnes bullets for deer hunting with my .223. Point of impact aside which bullets would be better suited for deer hunting, the tsx or ttsx, 55 or 62 grain?
Forum: Guns
02-19-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 566
Posted By Centaur 1

It's not safe to shoot someone, it would sting...

It's not safe to shoot someone, it would sting like hell, but it won't hurt your gun. Works best if you drill out the flash hole with a 1/8" drill bit and mark the brass so it never gets loaded with...
Forum: Reloading
02-18-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,854
Posted By Centaur 1

Those 100 packs are good if you're just working...

Those 100 packs are good if you're just working up a hunting round for a deer rifle, but they will go quickly if you're shooting an AR. I buy bullets by the thousand and I can make 100 rounds for...
Forum: Reloading
02-18-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,854
Posted By Centaur 1

They only have the 100 packs for $3.99, there...

They only have the 100 packs for $3.99, there were 20 packs on the shelf Saturday. They tear the top flap off the 1000 count box and put a price tag on each sleeve, if you want to buy 1000 there's...
Forum: Reloading
02-17-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,854
Posted By Centaur 1

The .223 uses small rifle primers. Don't know how...

The .223 uses small rifle primers. Don't know how close you are, but Academy Sports on the corner of Kernan blvd and Atlantic blvd has Winchester small rifle primers. I find this odd because they...
11-16-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,543
Posted By Centaur 1

Look for an old golf bag cart. Just start asking...

Look for an old golf bag cart. Just start asking friends and you'll probably find one cheap, then paint with flat camo spray paint. Here's 2 pics of mine with my climbing stand on it. I used it last...
Forum: Guns
10-27-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,217
Posted By Centaur 1

My opinion fwiw. Assuming you're looking at a...

My opinion fwiw. Assuming you're looking at a 5.56 and that you're talking about deer hunting. The 5.56 doesn't carry enough downrange energy to be a true long range caliber. The little bit of extra...
Forum: Guns
09-25-2013, 05:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,424
Posted By Centaur 1

Saw the pictures? I shorted out my keyboard...

Saw the pictures? I shorted out my keyboard drooling over them! Those antelope you guys killed are absolutely awesome.:hail: I have pronghorn at the top of my bucket list, hopefully I'll get out west...
Forum: Guns
09-24-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,424
Posted By Centaur 1

I bought a new Daniel Defense DDM4-V4 a couple of...

I bought a new Daniel Defense DDM4-V4 a couple of month ago and I love it. I originally wanted either the Daniel Defense or an Ambush, they're the same company except Ambush sells hunting versions of...
Forum: Guns
09-24-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,427
Posted By Centaur 1

My recommendation is a little different from the...

My recommendation is a little different from the others, take a look at the Marlin 336y in 30-30. It has a 12" length of pull and a 16" barrel, it should fit you just fine. These guns are more...
Forum: Guns
08-21-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,445
Posted By Centaur 1

It sounds awesome, post pics.

It sounds awesome, post pics.
Forum: Guns
08-09-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,186
Posted By Centaur 1

My .02 for what it's worth. Try and figure out...

My .02 for what it's worth. Try and figure out the maximum range of your gun and ammo. Shotguns with slugs seem to have a point where hitting the target become erratic. With a smoothbore and just a...
Forum: Guns
08-05-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,681
Posted By Centaur 1

Two things. 1. At least I wasn't the only...

Two things.

1. At least I wasn't the only one who was pissed off by SWT. I used to be really active here, now I just come around once in a while for a quick look.

2. I read somewhere on this...
Forum: Guns
07-28-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,681
Posted By Centaur 1

Agreed :happy0001:

Agreed :happy0001:
07-28-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,100
Posted By Centaur 1

Congrats on your pronghorn and mulie. I enjoyed...

Congrats on your pronghorn and mulie. I enjoyed reading about that hunt as well as your red stag in Argentina.
Forum: Guns
07-23-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,681
Posted By Centaur 1

Sorry to see you go, you'll be missed.

Sorry to see you go, you'll be missed.
Forum: Guns
07-15-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,208
Posted By Centaur 1

Ruger created the LC380 because of the recoil...

Ruger created the LC380 because of the recoil that the LC9 has. Take a look also at the Walther PK380, it's an awesome choice for someone who's recoil sensitive. The wife of a close friend teaches a...
Forum: Reloading
06-28-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,432
Posted By Centaur 1

In addition to the reduced cup thickness, pistol...

In addition to the reduced cup thickness, pistol primers are shorter than rifle primers. The primer could sit far enough below the case head that the firing pin might not ignite a pistol primer in a...
Forum: Guns
06-28-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,389
Posted By Centaur 1

Take a look at the Thompson/Center Icon Classic....

Take a look at the Thompson/Center Icon Classic. It uses a bedding block system, 5R match grade barrel, scope bases are machined into the receiver, and a 3 lug 60* bolt.
...
Forum: Guns
06-28-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 555
Posted By Centaur 1

The other calibers you mentioned use a rimmed...

The other calibers you mentioned use a rimmed case that headspaces on the rim. The 10mm and the .40 headspace on the case mouth, they are different lengths so the answer is no.
Forum: Reloading
05-14-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,679
Posted By Centaur 1

You'll accumulate multiple manuals over time, but...

You'll accumulate multiple manuals over time, but the Lyman manual makes a great starting point. Just double check all data before actually loading any cartridges. Find and bookmark the various...
Forum: Guns
03-23-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,090
Posted By Centaur 1

I don't see any "abuse", the crown looks good for...

I don't see any "abuse", the crown looks good for a well used rifle. I would give it a thorough cleaning that starts with Remington 40-X bore cleaner(Walmart has it cheap) and a tight patch on a...
Forum: Guns
02-24-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,097
Posted By Centaur 1

I really dislike see thru mounts also, but for...

I really dislike see thru mounts also, but for the opposite reason than others have. Having the scope sit up high isn't ideal, but it's workable for deer hunting. I find that the open sights are...
Forum: Guns
02-07-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,013
Posted By Centaur 1

Maybe it would be possible to adapt a fiber optic...

Maybe it would be possible to adapt a fiber optic sight to fit your rifle. I have the same problem the older I get, any type of open sight is hard for me to focus. I put a set of Tru Glo sights on my...
Forum: Guns
01-28-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,330
Posted By Centaur 1

I like the Remington 870, but I HATE the location...

I like the Remington 870, but I HATE the location of the safety. It was over 40 years ago when I started hunting, and I was taught to always keep the safety on until you're ready to pull the trigger,...
Forum: Reloading
01-24-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,823
Posted By Centaur 1

From what I understand, a lot of retailers are...

From what I understand, a lot of retailers are unsure of what is and what isn't legal to sell in New York. Hopefully once the lawyers figure out the laws and come to their senses, stuff like...
Forum: Reloading
01-18-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,372
Posted By Centaur 1

Since some people have a problem with Wikipedia,...

Since some people have a problem with Wikipedia, here is the actual documentation from SAAMI listing all the pressure, chamber and cartridge specifications. Page 11 lists the pressure specs,...
Forum: Guns
01-18-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,355
Posted By Centaur 1

My favorite rifle is a Marlin 336SS 30-30 that's...

My favorite rifle is a Marlin 336SS 30-30 that's topped with a Bushnell Elite 3200 2-7x32mm scope. Yeah just about any rifle will kill a deer,and do it very well. But when deer hunting "out in the...
Forum: Reloading
01-18-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,372
Posted By Centaur 1

.32 S&W cartridges can be fired safely in a...

.32 S&W cartridges can be fired safely in a firearm that is chambered for the .32 S&W Long. There is also a .32 colt short and long combo that is not interchangeable with the S&W ammunition. It will...
01-17-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,452
Posted By Centaur 1

Great job. I want to try predator hunting, i've...

Great job. I want to try predator hunting, i've never done it before. I've been watching it on tv and I have the itch. I just bought a call and I'm hoping for a bobcat before the season ends.
01-17-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 813
Posted By Centaur 1

Just found it. Your stock in combination with the...

Just found it. Your stock in combination with the Predator sling system, could really help someone with limited arm and shoulder movement.

http://www.jaagstock.com/
01-17-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 813
Posted By Centaur 1

Hi Jaag, welcome to huntingnet. Do you have a...

Hi Jaag, welcome to huntingnet. Do you have a website where we can look at your work?
01-11-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,066
Posted By Centaur 1

Rabbits get nervous whenever you stop walking. A...

Rabbits get nervous whenever you stop walking. A rabbit will let you just walk right past them, but if you stop walking they think you spotted them and it will try and run away. I take about ten...
Forum: Guns
01-04-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,674
Posted By Centaur 1

Whatever you do don't jump on something now....

Whatever you do don't jump on something now. Hunting season has got to be ending soon and you're bound to find a good deal. It'll give you time to decide what gun you really want. The nice thing...
01-04-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 864
Posted By Centaur 1

Awesome, love it when a plan comes together.

Awesome, love it when a plan comes together.
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