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08-17-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,065
Posted By Hunter App

"Since, I have purchased this .17HMR; ...

"Since, I have purchased this .17HMR;

http://www.marlinfirearms.com/Firearms/17HMRMagnum/917VS-CF.asp



Extremely accurate gun and perfect for my intended use

Admittedly, a bit over...
08-16-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,065
Posted By Hunter App

Two Zero report options

Of the two zero report options Only a silencer with supersonic ammo will get you to 150 yards reliably with a supersonic. Now you still have the supersonic crack that the muffler is not going to...
Forum: Reloading
04-07-2015, 05:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,757
Posted By Hunter App

Cool weather propellants

Don't think I have seen H4831 or Imr 8208 listed depending on your bullet weight they may be a good consideration.

And while I have not worked with the new Enduron powders by IMR they may be a...
04-06-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,806
Posted By Hunter App

6MM Rem for me as well with a good 100 grain...

6MM Rem for me as well with a good 100 grain bullet and you are good to go. Close second for me would be sticks and strings.
12-19-2007, 10:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,729
Posted By Hunter App

RE: 221 fireball

Stumper, The fireball is a great round in the right application. I am sure that you are aware that shot placement is key in taking down a coyote with a 22 mag or .221 FB and any other caliber as far...
12-10-2007, 04:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,166
Posted By Hunter App

RE: Bobcat - .17 HMR?

In the hands of the right shooter a accurate 17 HMR can be extraordinarily effective on a Bobcat. I havefour 17 HMR's one of the four rifles is exceptionally accurate. Under the right conditions I...
12-09-2007, 05:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,507
Posted By Hunter App

RE: 22 mag obsolete????

The short version is the 17Hmr is kicking the 22 Mag’s tail in most every criteria.

For a longer version see below.

As long as the 22mag has been out she has never excited me.Only whenthe...
12-06-2007, 08:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,496
Posted By Hunter App

RE: First varmint rig

VG I am glad tosee that you settled on the 204 Ruger. A lot of folks have a hard time seeing that the 204 can actually out shine the bigger bader 22-250 in as many criteria as she does. Once you...
12-06-2007, 04:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 976
Posted By Hunter App

RE: 30.06 too much?

Hurley0816,
There are worse options, still would prefer a military surplus FMJ if you can find em. If you go with a core lock I would go with a heavier bullet like a 180-grain managed recoil,...
12-06-2007, 09:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 976
Posted By Hunter App

RE: 30.06 too much?

Hurley0816,
Yes the 30.06 will be to much to reliably keep the hide. To every rule their may be an exception.
Bullet construction like a Full metal jacket or a Barns TSX type of construction may...
12-05-2007, 07:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 582
Posted By Hunter App

RE: This gun?

What no WSM chamber, what is this a brand new gun and already obsolete;)Personally in your country I don’t think you will likely see shot opportunities in excess of 150 yards. If the 150-yard...
12-05-2007, 04:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,278
Posted By Hunter App

RE: .221 Fireball

Glad to hear you are liking the 17 FB. Did you go with a Remington or CZ?

What has been your favord bullet choice so far for the .221 FB?

Yes I do roll my own.
12-04-2007, 03:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,215
Posted By Hunter App

RE: Coyotes, what to do with them?

Crittergiter, Would that blown up shoulder be a surface splash or a exit wound? I am guessing the surface splash.
What bullet/load combo do you prefer for keeping fur?

Hunter app
12-04-2007, 12:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,215
Posted By Hunter App

RE: Coyotes, what to do with them?

I like to skin, strech, flech, rub down w salt & follow up with rub down w Coppertone:D

Do what ever you want but I am glad to hear you want to keep those dogs in check[8D]
12-04-2007, 05:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,278
Posted By Hunter App

RE: .221 Fireball

Bigbucks98, looks like you & I may be the only fools gullible enough to try this overly efficient round. Seems like you may be to em bare assed to answer what make of gun you purchased.

Suppose...
12-03-2007, 04:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,502
Posted By Hunter App

RE: Long Range Squirrel and Rabbit Hunting

Only suggestions I might have is to stick with headshots inside of 75 yards if your intention is to keep the meat. As that little ballistic tip bullet can be devastating at the shorter ranges. Beauty...
12-03-2007, 11:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,278
Posted By Hunter App

RE: .221 Fireball

Bigjim12, you have a point. The .223 is less expensive to shoot factory ammo. Though if you are one who likes to reload for cost savings, bullet choices and improved accuracy the fireball does offer...
Forum: Guns
12-03-2007, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 715
Posted By Hunter App

RE: Barns for Deer

Keylargo, You have got more than enough gun for any member of the deer species. The TSX will offer you more than enough bullet for deer and elk for that matter. That being said The TSX wont fragment...
12-03-2007, 09:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,278
Posted By Hunter App

RE: .221 Fireball

Congratulations on The .221 FB. What model did you settle on? Do you intend to reload this cartridge? If you like this round you may find the Remington 17 Fireball to fit a nitch as well.

I have...
10-10-2007, 07:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 38,451
Posted By Hunter App

RE: Remington 700 CDL vs BDL

Only problem with the CDL from my perspective is it looks too darn good to take into the field. And it don't seem to lend itself to a free floated barrel as well as I might like.
That being said,...
Forum: Reloading
10-10-2007, 06:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,241
Posted By Hunter App

RE: primers?????????

You could have been talking to my dad, as he has little to no time for CCI. Only issue I have ever had w CCI was when working with a weak firing pin spring the primers failed to fire. IMHO the issue...
Forum: Reloading
09-07-2007, 04:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,840
Posted By Hunter App

RE: 17 Rem. Fireball Loads

Nice to see you left room for improvement, Wink!

That is truly a good place to start. Though you have a tall task ahead of you to improve on that group with your reloads.
Forum: Reloading
09-05-2007, 07:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,840
Posted By Hunter App

RE: 17 Rem. Fireball Loads

" My last 3-shot group this afternoon shot right at 1/4" "

Wow! Looks like you got a super rifle and much better factory ammo than I have heard of.
Forum: Reloading
09-05-2007, 12:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,840
Posted By Hunter App

RE: 17 Rem. Fireball Loads

Pawildman,

You would be on the right track to look at 17 Mach IV data, Better yet you may want to use Hodgdon 17 Fireball data found on there website. Additionally you may wish to check out...
Forum: Reloading
04-10-2007, 09:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,679
Posted By Hunter App

RE: What powders burn the cleanest for you?

Ill have to try loading up a few more RL 10x loads to verify my results. Although Based on my limited use of RL 10x I found it to be among the worst I have worked with for clean up & accuracy was...
Forum: Reloading
04-03-2007, 04:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,679
Posted By Hunter App

RE: What powders burn the cleanest for you?

Wow Savagescout, that suprises me! What primer have you been using if you don't mind my asking?

I stick with CCI BR4, CCI 450's & Rem 7 1/2's which are all fairly hot.
Forum: Reloading
04-03-2007, 03:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 883
Posted By Hunter App

RE: Hodgdon Extreme vs. the rest

I Am confident that at least some of the extreme powders offer consistently more reliable pressures & velocities over different temperature ranges than most of the pack. I am learning like any one...
Forum: Reloading
03-04-2007, 05:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,679
Posted By Hunter App

RE: What powders burn the cleanest for you?

Have not reloaded for the 223 yet. Although Varget has been the cleanest powder I have worked with so far. My 204 bore looks great after 40 rounds plus of these 39 gr BK reloads. The ½” 100-yard...
Forum: Guns
01-30-2007, 06:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,787
Posted By Hunter App

RE: why most hunting rifles bolt guns ?

Ill take another stab at this. Bolt actions offer number of advantages over most other options.

1.) Generally Bolt action rifles will be less expensive. As fewer moving parts will be simpler to...
01-24-2007, 11:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,096
Posted By Hunter App

RE: .204 ruger or .223 rem. ???

If you reload I would go with the 204 Ruger. If not stick with a 223 Remington. Howler gave Good advice was given earlier as to the use of 35 grain Bergers on coyote. I think the 40 grain Berger...
Forum: Reloading
01-23-2007, 08:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,091
Posted By Hunter App

RE: 55 gr 221 fire ball load for rifle

I should get the rifle today. I Have some H4198 on hand and load data looks encouraging when combined with the 55GR SPSX. Ill work with that for starters & hopfully ill Have no need to look any...
Forum: Reloading
01-21-2007, 04:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,091
Posted By Hunter App

RE: 55 gr 221 fire ball load for rifle

Thanks for the reply. Ihadn't expected much input, as I know the pool of people w exposure to this little round is limited.
Anyadvice greatly apreciated, as I am just getting started with this...
Forum: Reloading
01-20-2007, 02:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,091
Posted By Hunter App

55 gr 221 fire ball load for rifle

Hello all

I am looking into loading for the 221 fireball and am getting some encouraging info on 35 - 50 grain loads. Would like to step it up to a 55 gr SP to utilize inexpensive hornady bulk...
Forum: Reloading
01-16-2007, 09:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,778
Posted By Hunter App

RE: BARNES TRIPLE SHOCK BULLETS?

I will say Barnes is making a quality bullet with there TSX. I gave them a try this fall and they shoot very well from my Winchester model70- 270. Then so will many other offerings. If you are one...
01-16-2007, 09:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,874
Posted By Hunter App

RE: .410 and pheasents??

If you know what you are doing, a 410 is all the gun you will need and more. Unfortunately the 410shells are more expensive than 20 or 12 gauge. So I shoot the 12 gauges more often than not.

...
Forum: Guns
01-03-2007, 01:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,155
Posted By Hunter App

RE: .17 HMR Questions

The 17 Hmr will be a good choice for most all varmints, although anything small you want to keep the pelt off of I would stay away from the 17-grain V-max bullets, as they will just blow up the...
12-24-2006, 05:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,259
Posted By Hunter App

RE: drop zone vs wisker bisquit

For those who shoot casually I like the WB, as she is nearly bullet proof when properly tuned. For those who shoot a lot of league one may lean towards a drop-away. The drop away can be a little more...
Forum: Guns
12-24-2006, 05:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,188
Posted By Hunter App

RE: Guns you've gotten rid of, Why you did it, and regrets.

Never a regret yet.
I have won, been given, have purchased a quite a few- and have sold, tradedor gifted 5 guns in all were good choices in my mind to buy and let go. If a gun is hard to part with...
Forum: Reloading
12-09-2006, 04:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,448
Posted By Hunter App

RE: Which Die?

There are a lot of options and a number of successful companies out there making reloading dies. The reason these companies are successful is because they are making good Dies.

For a full-length...
Forum: Guns
12-06-2006, 01:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,728
Posted By Hunter App

RE: Coyote Rifle

Given my choice of the 270, 6mm, 22-250, 223, 204 ruger & 17HMR
Ill choose the 204 ruger for coyote more often than not. Still if any of the other guns is in my hands when I come across a coyote at...
Forum: Guns
12-02-2006, 12:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,255
Posted By Hunter App

RE: First Rifle should be??

For the game you mention I would choose the 243 Winchester. If you prefer over kill then you can bump her up as much as you want.

I really think the 243 Winchester would be a great first center...
Forum: Guns
11-28-2006, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,858
Posted By Hunter App

RE: Glass Bedding

When done right glass bedding will go a long ways twards insuring your action sits in the stock tension free. Also the bedding will insure that the action will be located near exactly the same each...
Forum: Guns
11-26-2006, 09:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,167
Posted By Hunter App

RE: Question on 527 CZ American in 204Ruger

Would anyone have any words ofadvice to offer one considering bedding, a CZ 527 American. More specifically I am looking for ideas as how to approach bedding the recoil lug.

With the right load...
Forum: Guns
11-25-2006, 04:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,374
Posted By Hunter App

RE: New Caliber Decision

There is nothing wrong with a 243 or 6mm Remington as a deer-hunting rifle. Yet one can't over emphasize that the flinching is really the problem and one should be able to clear up this problem just...
Forum: Guns
11-25-2006, 01:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,866
Posted By Hunter App

RE: does the military need a new service rifle

If the military did consider the 6mm bullet the way to go I suspect the 243 Winchester would likely loose out to another case configuration. Personally I am a little bias towards the 6mm Remington....
Forum: Guns
11-25-2006, 08:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,087
Posted By Hunter App

RE: CZ - ANY GOOD??

The CZ 527 American is a light to carry accurate rifle. The scope Factory mounting system is quite sound in my opinion.

Although the scope mount system is very reliable, the bolt design forces...
Forum: Guns
11-24-2006, 08:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,405
Posted By Hunter App

RE: "expiration date" for shotgun slugs?

I have only known them to expire when you drop the hammer;)
Forum: Reloading
11-23-2006, 08:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,817
Posted By Hunter App

RE: Which calibers to you reload for?

Just getting back into reloading this year. The 204 ruger is my passion at present. And the little 17 HM2 & 17 HMRI suppose are responsible for getting me back into the shooting game. Just love the...
Forum: Guns
11-22-2006, 04:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,167
Posted By Hunter App

RE: Question on 527 CZ American in 204Ruger

Never mind!

She just needed the right load. My pet 32gr sierra over a hot charge of H4198 is producing 1/2-minute angle 5 shot groups:) None of my factory offerings grouped less than a minute.
...
Forum: Guns
11-21-2006, 04:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,167
Posted By Hunter App

Question on 527 CZ American in 204Ruger

Hello all

I just received a used CZ 527 in Sunset camo rifle in the 204 ruger. This is a good-looking gun for sure. Previous owner seems to have lost the original rings so I ordered a set of...
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