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06-13-2005, 06:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,874
Posted By rost495

RE: Single Shot Accuracy

Why exactly would a 243 suck as a varmint rifle?
06-08-2005, 10:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,259
Posted By rost495

RE: Which 1911 style 45ACP?

I'm not a Taurus man. I basically try to save a bit more and buy better. And Taurus used to be really junk. But I have to mention that I"ve shot 2 of the beretta clones made by Taurus in the last...
Forum: Guns
06-02-2005, 07:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 725
Posted By rost495

RE: Prices just jumped!!!

Some folks will do anything for a buck. I have an FFL, mostly for buying parts and loading stuff for a rifle team. I do use it for friends and charge only a bit to cover costs.

Yet folks do not...
06-02-2005, 05:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,038
Posted By rost495

RE: Millet help

Thanks for the info!

Yes our lab does more than that. He is severly spoiled by both my wife and I. He is our child. He sleeps where he wants to. Usually around an AC vent or in front of his...
06-02-2005, 08:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,038
Posted By rost495

Millet help

Just bought a bag of browntop millet.

No seeding info on the bag or from the store. I suspect about 25 pounds per half acre which is what I have to plant??

I suspect from seed size that I...
06-01-2005, 05:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,888
Posted By rost495

RE: Roundup delay before planting

Ron

Thanks for the input. As ya know plans can change in a matter of minutes and thats what sorta happened to me. I saw rain coming and so did what I could do. Take what I can get at this...
05-26-2005, 07:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,888
Posted By rost495

RE: Roundup delay before planting

We'll see. I got in a bind. Asked the local feed store and they said 2% wasn't strong enough. So I went back and doubled it to about 4.5 % and sprayed it before the rain. Turned around and hooked...
05-24-2005, 06:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,765
Posted By rost495

RE: food plot growing, how long before some use?

My results FWIW are that biologic is the most used plot I've ever planted.

I'm still trying to get alfalfa started to see what gives there. But have had 2 failures.

I had great luck with...
Forum: Guns
05-23-2005, 07:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,417
Posted By rost495

RE: sighting in for different positions of shooting?

From doing exactly what you did, I can almost always see differences in confirmed zeros. I don't shoot anything less than 200 yards and at 200 yards the differences in zeros are small, on the order...
Forum: Guns
05-23-2005, 07:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 830
Posted By rost495

RE: "Beyond Belief"

Bronko22000

What about most of the folks taht don't have any business shooting past 200 yards. Folks that don't understand how to shoot, what wind does at 300 yards, what elevation angles have...
05-22-2005, 07:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,888
Posted By rost495

RE: Roundup delay before planting

Okay now I just went to look again, weeds look damaged, coastal looks like it was fertilized!! I used appx 2.5/3%

Any help?

Jeff
05-22-2005, 06:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,888
Posted By rost495

Roundup delay before planting

Not that we'll be seeing any rain this summer but just in case, I sprayed roundup here last Monday. How long do I have to wait till I plant? Just in case it wants to rain for Memorial day. Its...
05-22-2005, 05:57 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,950
Posted By rost495

RE: 400 yard shots at elk????

121553

FWIW the last 2 shots I made at long distance were 2 different situations. Yes I stalk. The first one was a challenging shot on a sheep. Could I get closer. Yep about 15 minutes and...
05-20-2005, 07:17 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,369
Posted By rost495

RE: 400 Yard shots at elk? Heck with that check out this video that has a 750 yard shot at a elk!

FWIW I have both kills over 800 yards with a rifle, no misses, no wounds, one took a second shot because I was not comfortable with the elapsed time and had the opportunity to shoot a second time...
Forum: Reloading
05-16-2005, 03:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 548
Posted By rost495

RE: 45 loads with 230RNL

Thanks to all!! And huge mental oops on my end. Yep its a 45 ACP in my Kimber Ultra Carry. Not a 45LC. Sorry about that.

Seems like 231 is still ok. Might look into the superlite though...
Forum: Reloading
05-16-2005, 08:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 548
Posted By rost495

45 loads with 230RNL

May not be the best place to post, but I'm in a bit of a hurry. I need to load up a few thousand rounds of 45 ammo with 230 RNL hard cast bullets. I don't need or want full power. Last time I...
05-16-2005, 07:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,867
Posted By rost495

RE: Amazing Image!

I saw a simple retinal burned image. BUT this is a prime example of why you cannot stare at your sights for more than a few seconds at a time. What you see after the image is burned in may not be...
05-13-2005, 09:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 518
Posted By rost495

RE: Locating feeders

I"ve set up many a feeder. They sure seem to work better in the open than in the brush. I"d have thought it the other way around but when in the thick brush the deer use it to bed. So they can't...
Forum: Black Powder
05-12-2005, 07:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,159
Posted By rost495

RE: 200 yds with Barns 245's

misread earlier.... Expect 3-4 inch groups at 200 out of any muzzleloader if you tinker enough you'll find the combo(excepting those oddball bad barrels.....)
Jeff
Forum: Guns
05-12-2005, 07:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By rost495

RE: Smith 44 Mag light hunter

Sorry haven't seen that model. I can comment on smith and lightweight and accuracy. My 329PD scandium 44mag in 4 inch tube is a one hole gun at 25 yards. Its easily accurate enough at 75-100 yards...
Forum: Reloading
05-11-2005, 08:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,547
Posted By rost495

RE: Looking for a new powder & load for my 223?

For many years I loaded 8K plus of 223 rounds for matches. That being said you can use lots of powders.

A few thoughts. Varget is usually a good powder and if you work up a load in a sweet...
Forum: Reloading
05-11-2005, 08:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 518
Posted By rost495

RE: Sierra Tech Support

Actually I believe CUP is copper units of pressure. Of course thats picking nits....
Forum: Reloading
05-10-2005, 12:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,540
Posted By rost495

RE: Distance To The Lands.......I don't get it!

FWIW land depth is not the same on all barrels either so there is really not a math formula you can use. Buy a stoney gauge and a dummy shell for each caliber you load in. You will most likely have...
05-09-2005, 05:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,231
Posted By rost495

RE: Best place to shoot an elk??

It was a kill. It was 218 yards. My buddy used my rifle and it was not a perfect shot but did the trick. It was his first one with a ML or anything and it was legal. Thats about it but good more...
05-09-2005, 06:01 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,231
Posted By rost495

RE: Best place to shoot an elk??

Roskoe

FWIW my only failure on head shots was with a small high speed bullet. Took the deer down but it got up to my surprise and we never found it...... Now even on head shots I'm in the 30...
05-08-2005, 06:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,231
Posted By rost495

RE: Best place to shoot an elk??

Manboy-- what is wrong with the 209 primer? What am I missing?

For the rest- I'll be taken to task, but for normal folks the neck shot is very risky. Hit well and you are fine. Hit low and you...
05-05-2005, 07:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,923
Posted By rost495

RE: Craziest shed I've found all year

Eclipse

Don't get mad at me, glad you aren't yet. I've looked the photo over a fair amount. It could be a fake. Thats a given. Funny you don't see the junction on either picture. Yet as I...
05-05-2005, 08:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,636
Posted By rost495

RE: Comparing ballistics

Thousands of elk have been killed with well placed arrows. I'd have to say the 270 is way overkill.;)
05-04-2005, 10:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,923
Posted By rost495

RE: Craziest shed I've found all year

Eclipse

May or may not be real. If its real they can post up a photo with the junction visible.

FWIW though, double beams are not that uncommon. I don't hunt all that much and have seen 3...
05-03-2005, 07:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 892
Posted By rost495

RE: Having Problem with sight picture When Bench Resting

You may want to try a pair of glasses with the non shooting eye side covered with a bit of milky scotch tape. It allows the other eye to stay open but not trying to focus. And if you cover it with...
05-03-2005, 09:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,940
Posted By rost495

RE: 75 DAY CORN

Brad

I'll third the idea of a local farmer. They normally buy a lot of bags and its rare that they just end up with none left over. My father in law always has some seed leftover. usually...
05-03-2005, 06:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,308
Posted By rost495

RE: creating a sanctuary by keeping cattle out

Electric. Here anyway had a couple up around some oats plots and one plot with regular fence. Seems like the electric plots had less deer activity and would actually be knocked down at times. IE I...
Forum: Guns
05-01-2005, 07:00 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,175
Posted By rost495

RE: sniper rifle for hunting?

Float

I'm a competitive Highpower service rifle shooter. I know a number of snipers. I know that just because you qual as a sniper you may or may not be good enough to become a precision team...
Forum: Guns
05-01-2005, 06:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 927
Posted By rost495

RE: Barrel lengths

One of the keys here is that one shot either with OR without a brake will cause hearing damage. Much the same as firing a 22 without hearing protection. So the argument is moot to me in a big way....
05-01-2005, 06:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,308
Posted By rost495

RE: creating a sanctuary by keeping cattle out

I've got a 3 strand barb wire fence thats almost 20 years old. For the most part it keeps the cows out of a few acres and I plant my plots in there. The visual temptaion should be there and every...
Forum: Taxidermy
04-28-2005, 06:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,073
Posted By rost495

RE: Bobcat, Turkey mount.

Moose

If the mount means something to you, I'd take it to a professional. If you do it yourself or let a friend do it for fun, later on you'll most likely realize how bad it really looks. I...
Forum: Guns
04-28-2005, 03:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Posted By rost495

RE: 6.8 SPC ???

6.5 Grendel is a round to consider also. The 6.8 was not that well taken by the armed forces. It was kinda shoved down their throats during testing in which it initially did not fair very well.

...
04-27-2005, 06:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 617
Posted By rost495

RE: Sunflowers and Millet

I don't think its shooters choice. What I could read in general was 120 days so needs to be up by May1 which can't happen with our drought. But the I suspect I should go ahead and plant half the...
04-24-2005, 07:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 617
Posted By rost495

Sunflowers and Millet

Hi all

It will not rain here. I have peredovik sunflowers and a pasture that was renovated to about 6 inches and got rained on a few times. With the 120 day to mature I wanted to wait since...
Forum: Reloading
04-24-2005, 02:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,113
Posted By rost495

RE: bullet seating depth?

Rob

You and I posted at the same time....

I see that your smith is gone at the moment. Just sit tight. It sounds like I might also be shopping for a smith that is knowledgeable. More so...
Forum: Reloading
04-24-2005, 01:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,113
Posted By rost495

RE: bullet seating depth?

Robert

This is not the place to answer your question further. You had a gun made for BR shooting. That also means that the neck diameter may be tight, requiring you to turn the necks of your...
Forum: Reloading
04-24-2005, 10:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,113
Posted By rost495

RE: bullet seating depth?

Robert

I'm sorry. I forget this thing replies to the last person that posted. None was directed at you. Just general thoughts.

FWIW in your case are you sure you are touching rifling or...
04-24-2005, 08:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 699
Posted By rost495

RE: Checking Crosshair to Turret Squarness

Okay are we talking square with turrets or in line with the bore? If its with turrets I don't see it. It should be in line with the bore unless all you ever use is the center of the crosshairs. If...
Forum: Reloading
04-24-2005, 08:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,113
Posted By rost495

RE: bullet seating depth?

IF freebore is cut correctly(regardless of others opinions IMHO) the bullet can still have a large jump and be extremely accurate(for reference purposes here I'm talking MOA or just under as...
04-22-2005, 09:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 13,788
Posted By rost495

RE: Cracked corn for a spinning feeder ?

Milo same as Maize. Small round reddish seeds about the size of #2 lead shot or so appx. The wildlife IE birds also love it.

BTW don't use it if you are bowhunting. It attracts all the...
04-22-2005, 06:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,360
Posted By rost495

RE: Request from Soldiers in Iraq

we have family medical problems right now so I'm short on time. But I know if someone would take the time to forward the requests for calls to a few of the manufacturers and probably even the DVD...
04-21-2005, 07:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 13,788
Posted By rost495

RE: Cracked corn for a spinning feeder ?

We have a feed store that sells whole corn and soybeans mixed. Has worked fine in many feeders (spin type by HCR mostly) for years.

For turkey and especially if there are deer around I always...
Forum: Guns
04-20-2005, 07:29 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,175
Posted By rost495

RE: sniper rifle for hunting?

Replying to a few things here since I just read it all.

Actually one post had the answer to the sniper question and its ignored. It is Mawhinney and not Hathcock.

I am glad I met Carlos...
Forum: Reloading
04-20-2005, 03:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,752
Posted By rost495

RE: heavies in a 22-250?

Although Barnes are somewhat suspect in what they proclaim as BC and what actually can be calculated by MV and downrange retained V at the target.

I"m a 100% x man though and continue to use...
Forum: Taxidermy
04-19-2005, 02:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 509
Posted By rost495

RE: Rainbow Trout - Taxi Help

IMHO 12 an inch is a good price if the work will also look good. As mentioned blanks are really not cheap. IIRC my wifes 50+ King Salmon blank was over 300 bucks to start with. And then there are...
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