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Forum: Guns
02-26-2006, 09:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 539
Posted By jmfa1957

RE: Glass bedding ?

Here's a link that should prove helpful in explaining the whys and wherefors of glass bedding.

http://riflestocks.tripod.com/bedding.html

If the glass bedding job was done properly, you got...
Forum: Guns
02-26-2006, 09:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,823
Posted By jmfa1957

RE: Colt 1911.... how many jams?

I experience jams every now and then in both my Gold Cup Mk IV Series 70 and also my Springfield GI .45. The cause? My handloads - - poor taper crimp is almost always the problem. I usually shoot...
Forum: Guns
02-04-2006, 09:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 633
Posted By jmfa1957

RE: Colt Gold Cup .45

Oh, horsefeathers, Jake! Life is SHORT - - if you want this thing then go and snag it! Heck, you can always sell it to a younger shooter after you've had some fun with it! ;)
Forum: Guns
02-04-2006, 06:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 633
Posted By jmfa1957

RE: Colt Gold Cup .45

Not sure about today's production version, but my Series 70 Gold Cup will in fact digest hardball; there is nothing in the manual saying otherwise. Having said that, the spring is lighter than a...
02-03-2006, 09:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,110
Posted By jmfa1957

RE: Favorite 30-06 cartrage

The best factory load I've found for my 700 BDL is the Remington 165 grain CoreLokt. My best handload for this rifle is the 165 grain CoreLokt bullet sitting on top of 49.8 grains IMR4064 powder,...
02-03-2006, 09:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 30,542
Posted By jmfa1957

RE: ruger mini-14

The Mini 14 is a reasonable choice for a SHTF gun; there are better choices for applications where accuracy is important.
Forum: Guns
02-03-2006, 09:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,146
Posted By jmfa1957

RE: AK-47 ???

Another vote for the Enfield here. The Enfields have ten round magazines and a very short throw bolt. Spend a little time practicing and you'll be able to get some shots off pretty fast.

They'll...
Forum: Guns
01-30-2006, 10:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,667
Posted By jmfa1957

RE: To lock up your guns or not

My wife and I both keep loaded handguns under the bed - - inside of a small safe called the "AMSEC Pistol Packer." These are unlocked by pushing buttons in a sequence that YOU program. It is easily...
01-14-2006, 07:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 871
Posted By jmfa1957

RE: What mistakes/anecdotes do you have from your first time out?

This isn't from my first time out, but it does illustrate a learning experience. My worst, most unforgivable and most recent mistake was in not practicing enough with a new rifle last month before...
Forum: Guns
01-13-2006, 08:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,419
Posted By jmfa1957

RE: Best Rifle Ever Made

Couldn't agree more - - the Mauser 98 is my hands-down favorite. The Model 96 Swede Mauser isn't to bad either.
Forum: Guns
01-12-2006, 08:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,891
Posted By jmfa1957

RE: .270 VS. .30-06

You would not go far wrong with either caliber. I personally lean toward the '06.
Forum: Guns
01-12-2006, 08:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,146
Posted By jmfa1957

RE: Remington's and ford's

I own more Remingtons than any other rifle brand, drive an F150, and am drinking a Miller as I type this.

Scary - - stereotypes come from somewhere, don't they? ;)
01-11-2006, 10:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 986
Posted By jmfa1957

RE: Had a great day today

Sadly, the "ö" is just about the extent of my ability with the Swedish language. My grandparents for some reason never taught my father to speak Swedish; my father says that back in those days it...
01-10-2006, 09:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 986
Posted By jmfa1957

RE: Had a great day today

Well done, 3Ddepression! Great to hear that hunting is still practiced in Europe. Thanks for sharing! I particularly enjoy hearing about hunting in Sweden, since my grandfather came to the States...
Forum: Guns
01-10-2006, 09:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,005
Posted By jmfa1957

RE: Mossberg 500 vs. Remington 870

I've had a Mossberg 500 for thirty years. Only once did I have a jam, and that was after I'd owned, fired and never cleaned anything except the barrel for a number of years. I was of course hunting...
12-25-2005, 10:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 18,891
Posted By jmfa1957

RE: Remington 7400 owners/experiences

I bought a 742 in 1982 in .30-06. I don't much care for the rifle, much prefer bolt guns to semiautos. I have NEVER had a jam in it though. My main complaint is that it doesn't have the accuracy...
Forum: Guns
12-25-2005, 10:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 431
Posted By jmfa1957

RE: Questions about Remingtons

I bought my 742 back in 1982. It does not have a Monte Carlo stock.
Forum: Guns
12-25-2005, 10:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 826
Posted By jmfa1957

RE: Trigger adjustment

First things first - -welcome to the forum!

Second thing - - IF YOU ARE THE LEAST BIT UNSURE OF YOURSELF AND YOUR MECHANICAL ABILITIES, IF YOU LACK A THOROUGH UNDERSTANDING OF THE TRIGGER...
Forum: Guns
12-03-2005, 05:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,648
Posted By jmfa1957

RE: Need Caliber for 15 year old daughter

Another excellent caliber to consider is the 6.5x55 Swedish. Ruger, Winchester and CZ all make fine hunting rifles in this caliber. I am taking my CZ550 6.5 Swede on a doe hunt in a couple of days. ...
Forum: Guns
12-03-2005, 04:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,648
Posted By jmfa1957

RE: Need Caliber for 15 year old daughter

I second the motion for the .243. The .270 and .308 recoil nearly as much as a .30-06; the .243 is noticeably milder, and is very effective on deer (now watch this last statement start a debate!);)
...
Forum: Guns
12-03-2005, 04:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,137
Posted By jmfa1957

RE: What do you bring to the shooting range?

Rifles
Ammo
Bench rest
Rear bag rest
Leupold Wind River spotting scope
Tripod
One piece cleaning rods & kit
Patches
Jags, patch pullers, mops, etc
Bore guide
Forum: Guns
12-03-2005, 04:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,470
Posted By jmfa1957

RE: .30/06 ammunition favorites!?

In my 700 BDL, factory Remington 165 grain CoreLokts work pretty well. I handload 165 grain CoreLokt bullets with 49.8 grains IMR4064, Remington cases and Federaql 210 primers and get great results -...
Forum: Guns
11-29-2005, 06:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,012
Posted By jmfa1957

RE: 'nudder .243 tread ( graphic pics ! )

Congratulations! Always pleased to see a Dad taking his kids hunting and fishing. Great shot - - you're right, that "little" .243 did a real number on that buck.:D
Forum: Guns
11-28-2005, 07:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,625
Posted By jmfa1957

RE: Burnt Out Barrel in 22-250!!!

Once you've satisfied that your accuracy problems are caused by throat erosion and not simply by copper fouling, you might try some David Tubb Final Finish bullets. These are abrasive bullets that...
Forum: Guns
11-28-2005, 07:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,305
Posted By jmfa1957

RE: Ruger 77 Rifle Accuracy

I don't intend to badmouth Ruger because the M77 MkII is a beautiful rifle and an excellent value. However, after buying one in 2001, I finally traded it in frustration for a Remington 700 BDL last...
11-25-2005, 09:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,888
Posted By jmfa1957

RE: Winchester Model 70 Trigger pull

In my opinion the Model 70 trigger is one of the best on the market. Adjustment is very easy - - a spring with a jack screws through it and two locking nuts.

If you know what you are doing...
Forum: Guns
11-14-2005, 08:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,157
Posted By jmfa1957

RE: Ruger GP 100

Check this link out - - might give you a few pointers on self defense ammo.

http://www.chuckhawks.com/ammo_by_anonymous.htm
Forum: Guns
11-13-2005, 03:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,588
Posted By jmfa1957

RE: mauser question

This being the case, I'd recommend that you GO FOR IT!!!:D As posted above, a custom rifle built on a Mauser 98 actions is one of the sweetest things that shoots. If you're looking for customization...
Forum: Guns
11-12-2005, 09:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 905
Posted By jmfa1957

RE: WHATS A BDL?

Here, you may want to check out their website and see first hand the differences...

http://www.remington.com/products/firearms/centerfire_rifles/model_700/model_700_BDL.asp
Forum: Guns
11-12-2005, 09:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,588
Posted By jmfa1957

RE: mauser question

If you are skilled at metalworking and woodworking this may be a worthwhile effort for you to try yourself. If you are not so skilled and must depend on a gunsmith to do the work, you may very well...
Forum: West
11-11-2005, 09:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,122
Posted By jmfa1957

RE: Idaho probes nine Creutzfeldt-Jakob cases

My wife's mother died of sporadic Creuzfeldt-Jakob disease about 12 years ago. This is a REALLY nasty way to go. We do not know for sure how she contracted it but the fact that she had four back...
11-10-2005, 10:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,246
Posted By jmfa1957

RE: 1911 .45's

I got a Springfield GI .45 this year and I really like it. I have had a Gold Cup Series 70 since 1982, and if I am careful I can shoot almost as well with the GI as with the Gold Cup. The trigger of...
11-10-2005, 10:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 44,221
Posted By jmfa1957

RE: Remington 742 Woodsmaster

I bought my 742 .30-06 back in the very early 1980s. For years I had inexpensive aluminum see through mounts; they were awkward and unattractive. The screws wouldn't stay tight even with Loctite.
...
Forum: Guns
11-08-2005, 07:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,551
Posted By jmfa1957

RE: S&W model 36

I bought a Taurus 85 this year, nearly identical to the S&W 36.

I always bring my Colt Gold Cup to the range with me when I shoot the little .38 snubbie. Helps restore my ego.[>:] With such a...
Forum: Guns
11-06-2005, 06:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,186
Posted By jmfa1957

RE: RECOIL-RECOIL.....

I've not seen PAST shooting vests, but they may employ the same recoil pad as their shoulder pads.

The type I use straps on over your shirt. Here's a link to Midway's site - - you can see what...
Forum: Guns
11-06-2005, 03:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,186
Posted By jmfa1957

RE: RECOIL-RECOIL.....

Frizzellr, you are right on the money about the PAST recoil shield. Some years back my gunsmith suggested that I get one of these to prevent injury to my rotator cuff. I noticed that my shoulder hurt...
Forum: Guns
11-06-2005, 03:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,551
Posted By jmfa1957

RE: S&W model 36

Recommend that you do not use +P loads for everyday practice in this weapon. Same advice goes for the very similar Taurus 85. A couple of boxes of +P would probably loosen things up a bit too much. A...
Forum: Guns
10-30-2005, 03:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,878
Posted By jmfa1957

RE: Bolt action shotgun

A friend of mine told me of an old Mauser actioned shotgun that his dad had back in North Dakota. Evidently a number of these were made post WWI with surplus Mauser 98 actions.

Don't know how...
Forum: Guns
10-30-2005, 03:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,537
Posted By jmfa1957

RE: Most stable scope mounting system???

Just my opinion here but I have never cared much for the Weaver style mounts. I much prefer Leupold's steel dovetail mounts with the torx-head screws. I always degrease the scres and screw holes,...
Forum: Guns
10-30-2005, 03:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 31,481
Posted By jmfa1957

RE: Remington model 740 Woodsmaster.

The dented shells are not too uncommon for a semiauto rifle. My 742occasionally puts a slight dent in the shell depending on the load and where the shell is thrown.

What bigbulls says about...
Forum: Guns
10-27-2005, 07:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 31,481
Posted By jmfa1957

RE: Remington model 740 Woodsmaster.

As the owner of a 742 Woodsman, I would rather have the $150. The older Remmy semi's are hard to find parts for, and are none too accurate by and large. Occasional specimens will shoot well but most...
Forum: Guns
10-22-2005, 05:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,587
Posted By jmfa1957

RE: Ruger Model 77 / WInchester 70 / Remington 700 (decisions.... decisions...)

I've had examples of all three of these rifles. Here are my experiences...

Ruger M77 MkII .30-06
Bought new in May 2001. These guns are very reasonably priced for what you get. Trigger was...
Forum: Guns
10-22-2005, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,743
Posted By jmfa1957

RE: Poly choke are they any good

Welcome to the forum, newbie30! I bought a Mossberg 500 AT with poly There are prettier shotguns out there but I've never had the urge to trade up because this gun fits me just right.

The poly...
Forum: Guns
10-19-2005, 08:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,922
Posted By jmfa1957

RE: hot barrel - accuracy

MUCH better! How long did you let the barrel cool between shots?
Forum: Guns
10-16-2005, 12:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,282
Posted By jmfa1957

RE: Lee Enfield .303 British?

I've never been sorry about buying my ROF FTR No4 MkI Enfield. It is not the most accurate of my military surplus rifles, that honor goes to my Swede Mauser with an honorable mention to a German...
Forum: Guns
10-16-2005, 12:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,922
Posted By jmfa1957

RE: hot barrel - accuracy

Wow - - 6" - 8" groups? Uff da! I think there is definitely something else going on here besides barrel heat. I did have a cheapie Bushnell 4x go south on me recently after 20 years of intermittent...
Forum: Guns
10-13-2005, 08:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,610
Posted By jmfa1957

RE: Muzzlebrakes?

What caliber are you shooting that you need a muzzle brake? Would a PAST recoil shield suffice? You can check them out on Midway's website. I use their thinnest model for shotgunning and 30 caliber...
Forum: Guns
10-11-2005, 08:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,985
Posted By jmfa1957

RE: The 6.5x55 Club

Hope to post a similar pic in early December; got a doe hunt lined up and plan to use my CZ550 in 6.5x55.

Nice doe, nice little rifle!:D
Forum: Guns
10-10-2005, 10:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,493
Posted By jmfa1957

RE: Why are there such laws?!

These laws exist to control you, not to protect you. They serve to discourage you from purchasing firearms, and more importantly, to add as much cost as possible to gun dealers, hopefully enough to...
10-10-2005, 08:23 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,999
Posted By jmfa1957

RE: Zeiss or Leupold

When I compared my first Zeiss to a Leupold VX-III in a side-by-side comparison at Cabela's, the Zeiss was better. I bought the Zeiss.

When I bought my second Zeiss, I ran the comparison again...
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