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12-17-2010, 09:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,542
Posted By DaveC

with that set-up I bet both would work, but the...

with that set-up I bet both would work, but the 400's will weigh less which = more speed :).
Forum: Guns
03-29-2010, 04:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,054
Posted By DaveC

.308 unless you reload. The ability to rap...

.308 unless you reload.

The ability to rap off plenty of rounds would get more expensive with the 7mm-08 and factory loads.

With the .308 you could sight in with hunting loads and then buy...
Forum: Guns
03-25-2010, 03:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,367
Posted By DaveC

I own both and on my most recent purchase I went...

I own both and on my most recent purchase I went with another .308, merely to keep my ammo supplies simpler.
I can find .308 ammo just about anywhere as to where if I see a box of 7mm-08 on the...
Forum: Guns
03-24-2010, 02:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,382
Posted By DaveC

In my recent gun search I had it narrowed to an...

In my recent gun search I had it narrowed to an Icon as one of my top 3 pics. I think they are great looking guns that should perform well.......but.

I saw 3 icons today at the gun shop.
One...
03-19-2010, 10:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,711
Posted By DaveC

I cleaned 2 "new" rifles this week to get the oil...

I cleaned 2 "new" rifles this week to get the oil & grease out of the barrel before shooting.

One was a stainless Marlin .308 express and it only took a few patches to get clean.

The other...
Forum: Guns
03-05-2010, 08:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 724
Posted By DaveC

Halcon, have you seen any with the synthetic...

Halcon, have you seen any with the synthetic stock? if so, does it feel like a good solid synthetic, or tupperwear?
Forum: Guns
03-05-2010, 05:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 724
Posted By DaveC

I’ve handled one at a gun shop & really like it,...

I’ve handled one at a gun shop & really like it, but it was a wood stock version.
I’m curious about the weather shield model, in .270.

Budsgunshop on line has the .308 weather shield for...
Forum: Guns
03-04-2010, 04:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 600
Posted By DaveC

Also check out the burris pistol line-up.

Also check out the burris pistol line-up.
Forum: Guns
03-04-2010, 04:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,056
Posted By DaveC

I was quoted $75.00.. I currently have...

I was quoted $75.00..


I currently have 2 .308's. One in a pistol with a ~13" barrel (savage striker) and 1 in a rem 700 sps varmint w/ a 26" barrel.

Accuracy at 100 yards can be as good on...
Forum: Guns
02-10-2010, 06:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,433
Posted By DaveC

If & the size of my bonus will dictate whether I...

If & the size of my bonus will dictate whether I buy (or sell :)).

Gimmicks to make me feel good about the purchase?

How about a gift certificate for a few boxes of ammo in that cartridge....
Forum: Guns
01-14-2010, 05:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,536
Posted By DaveC

You'll do fine with the VX-1. Enjoy your new...

You'll do fine with the VX-1.
Enjoy your new rig!
Forum: Guns
01-14-2010, 02:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,385
Posted By DaveC

My Savage Striker in .308 will always stay with...

My Savage Striker in .308 will always stay with me.

My second gun I can't do without I don't own yet.
(stainless something in a 22 or 24" barrel to come soon)

The rest of my collection can...
01-12-2010, 08:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,119
Posted By DaveC

So which twist should shoot the 140's best?

So which twist should shoot the 140's best?
Forum: Guns
12-31-2009, 08:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,195
Posted By DaveC

I like the way this thread is heading. ...

I like the way this thread is heading.

Here's one for ya- I've killed 3 hogs this year.
2 were with an AR shooting .223. one boar hog ~150# shot with 55 grain metal case- DRT. the next ~100#...
Forum: Guns
12-28-2009, 07:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,585
Posted By DaveC

Yes it is "lighter" but not by much. I haven't...

Yes it is "lighter" but not by much. I haven't put any on a scale, but the rem .270 is an ADL and is a fairly light gun. The .308 is a heavier gun with a 26" bull barrel- that gun is enjoyable to...
Forum: Guns
12-27-2009, 06:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,585
Posted By DaveC

Jerry_d, I bought my wife a 7mm-08 Marlin XS-7 in...

Jerry_d, I bought my wife a 7mm-08 Marlin XS-7 in a youth stock because of what I read about the 7mm-08 kicking less than the .308 or .270.

My bad, I know gun weight has a lot to do with it, but...
Forum: Guns
11-29-2009, 09:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,605
Posted By DaveC

I would get a 7mm-08 and find her some managed...

I would get a 7mm-08 and find her some managed recoil rounds to use for now.

When she grows some more you can switch up to the standard loads, or continue to use the MR loads- you get to choose.
08-27-2009, 01:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,939
Posted By DaveC

Congrats on a great deal, I love my Ruger .45 ...

Congrats on a great deal, I love my Ruger .45
It won't win a beauty contest or draw a croud, but it goes "bang" when I asked it too and hits where I aim when I do my part.
Forum: Optics
01-28-2009, 06:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,108
Posted By DaveC

RE: Burris Scopes?

I've got a 4x16x44mm Signiature series w/ ballistic plexon a bull barrel .308
A 3x9x32mm short mag w/ ballistic plex on an AR15
A 2x7 pistol scope on a Savage Striker .308.

All 3 have...
Forum: Technical
09-14-2008, 02:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 627
Posted By DaveC

RE: Dropping to lighter limbs?

Do it.

269 is plenty fast and will do the trick.

Your shoulder will thank you later.

The ole saying comes to mind- a fast miss is still a miss.
08-08-2008, 11:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,469
Posted By DaveC

RE: .308

I purchased this gun earlier this year and topped it with a burris 4x16x44 mm signiature sellect scope.

Not becauseI wanted it for varmnint hunting, but because I wanted a .308 with a bull...
Forum: Bowhunting
06-08-2008, 12:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,249
Posted By DaveC

RE: Bowtech Tribute

Man that sounds like a great deal.


I shoot an 06, 29", smooth mods, 61#- 385 gr arrow goes 272.
Great bow, nothing has tempted me yet to replace it.
Forum: Bowhunting
06-06-2008, 05:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,029
Posted By DaveC

RE: Bowtech I love you even more

Not to worry, they still buy there hats with "made in China" sewn into the tag.......Something Mathews hasn't stooped to yet.

I currently own2 Bowtechs & 1 diamond, but this chinese hat crap...
Forum: Technical
06-05-2008, 12:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,045
Posted By DaveC

RE: Diamond Edge draw weight, should 50#= 50#?

As thick as the factory shoestrings are a set of Bucknasty's could only improve on a great bow....

I just check the specs and the timing marks I placed on the cams when new are still "on".

...
Forum: Technical
06-04-2008, 11:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,045
Posted By DaveC

RE: Diamond Edge draw weight, should 50#= 50#?

Good call. I've gotten so used to Bowtech & Bucknasty's quality strings thatI forgot to check this first.
Whatever string material Diamond (bowtech) used on the Edge are as thick as boot laces-not...
Forum: Technical
06-04-2008, 08:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,045
Posted By DaveC

Diamond Edge draw weight, should 50#= 50#?

Hello all, long time no post...

I ordered and recieved a 50# left hand Diamond Edge for my wife this spring and she has been shooting it 2-3 times a week getting ready for this season.
She...
Forum: Bowhunting
05-07-2008, 02:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,949
Posted By DaveC

RE: Bowtech Justice

Anyone else notice the 2008 Justice sports the roller cable guard?

I thought it odd to put it on the Justice, but not the Black Ice or Liberty.
Forum: Guns
04-29-2008, 09:33 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,887
Posted By DaveC

RE: Opinion on the 223 as a deer hunting cal ?

I set up a .223 for my son tohunt with for his first season- but after a day at the range I don't think he is ready yet.

When he is ready, what grain/style bullet would those who have been...
Forum: Guns
04-26-2008, 10:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,144
Posted By DaveC

RE: conceal and carry pistol question

I really like my wife's Smith & Wesson airweight in the 38+p.
It has a barely exposed hammer so you can shoot it single or double action, but with no large hammer to get in the way while...
02-16-2008, 01:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,497
Posted By DaveC

RE: Muzzy Phantom

Yes, a clean kill on that one. IfI remember right it was the off side leg bone after a quartering away pass thru. Funny thing was she wasn't that big, maybe 80-100#.

This season I squared one...
02-13-2008, 10:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,497
Posted By DaveC

RE: Muzzy Phantom

I've used them and shot some deer and pigs with them.

This one didn't fair so well on the sows leg bone. But I doubt any COC head would have done any better.



...
Forum: Technical
02-10-2008, 03:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,182
Posted By DaveC

RE: timberline no peep

Yep, works like it says and as you described. I've been using them for ~ 3 or 4 years now with much success.

Some people love them, some tried them and didn't like them.

They work for me. ...
Forum: Bowhunting
01-15-2008, 08:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,302
Posted By DaveC

RE: getting close

I saw the same show and was wondering if they actually pull them alldown once season is over or if they leave them up.
Forum: Guns
01-04-2008, 04:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,826
Posted By DaveC

RE: Single vs. double scope bases?

I figured my question would get messed up in the translation. I guess I'll have to see what I get for it to make sense.
I was under the impression you had to compliment the upper half of the ring...
Forum: Guns
01-04-2008, 02:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,826
Posted By DaveC

RE: Single vs. double scope bases?

I take it you've done this before;).
Just to make sure I read the Burris web site correctly - I'd need to put the -10 on the lower portion of the front ring with the +10 on the upper portion of the...
Forum: Guns
01-04-2008, 11:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,276
Posted By DaveC

RE: Disappointed with Remington

I liked the looks of the Model 700 VTR.

http://www.remington.com/products/firearms/centerfire_rifles/model_700/model_700_vtr.asp

I picked up my 700 SPS varmint .308 the day before this hit...
Forum: Guns
01-04-2008, 11:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,826
Posted By DaveC

RE: Single vs. double scope bases?

Well I placed the order on 1-1-08 and forgot to check back in here before doing so to see if the opinion had shifted. (oops)

I ended up ordering the Burris 1 piece base w/ medium signature rings...
01-04-2008, 11:19 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 11,776
Posted By DaveC

RE: 7-Official Team Lucky Bucks Thread.

Well I bombed. I had one 16" 8 point in bow range twice, but he was too young just yet.
Maybe next year. No more headgear hunting for this season. I might set up a feeder for the pigs though,man I...
Forum: Guns
12-30-2007, 10:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,826
Posted By DaveC

RE: Single vs. double scope bases?

Burris it is, I need to place the order.
I'm using the Burris Signiture scope, might as well use the Burris Signiture rings to go with it!

I got the scope in a few days ago and it looks like...
Forum: Guns
12-30-2007, 08:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,826
Posted By DaveC

RE: Single vs. double scope bases?

700 SPS Varmint in .308 with a Burris 4x16x44mm w. B-plex PA
Forum: Guns
12-30-2007, 06:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,826
Posted By DaveC

RE: Single vs. double scope bases?

And there's my answer.
Thanks for the reply.

Just want as many cards in my favor as possible.
Forum: Guns
12-30-2007, 12:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,826
Posted By DaveC

Single vs. double scope bases?

Is one more inherently accurate or durablethan the other?

Outfitting a new gun next week and have guns with both styles, just need to know which if either is the more preferred for long range...
12-22-2007, 02:59 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 11,776
Posted By DaveC

RE: 7-Official Team Lucky Bucks Thread.

Well guys I've only got one more shot after the new year. And if noone from my lease is going I'm bringing the wife and letting her use the smoke pole.
My new lease turned out to be a sucker; so...
Forum: Guns
12-21-2007, 11:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 34,290
Posted By DaveC

RE: Ring height for 44mm objective lens?

I see their signature rings come in Medium and High.

Which do you start with?
Forum: Guns
12-21-2007, 04:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 34,290
Posted By DaveC

RE: Ring height for 44mm objective lens?

Was that on a bull barrell?

Is aone piecebase the standard when it comes to (attempting;)) long range shooting?
Forum: Guns
12-20-2007, 09:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 34,290
Posted By DaveC

RE: Ring height for 44mm objective lens?

No I haven't. I was thinking 2 piece for ease of loading & cleaning.

Speaking with the Tech at Natchez supply on the phone the bull barrell is going to make the ring height iffy on the mediums....
Forum: Guns
12-20-2007, 08:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 34,290
Posted By DaveC

RE: Ring height for 44mm objective lens?

Here is what I've got coming so far-

Remington 700SPS Varmint in .308 finally:D
(new shipment of 25 in at my dealers source)

Scope- Burris Signiature 4-16 x 44m BALLPLX Mat PA (about to...
Forum: Guns
12-20-2007, 03:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 34,290
Posted By DaveC

Ring height for 44mm objective lens?

I'm piecing a new toy together and need to know if 44mm objective scope with Parallax adjustment will require high rings or if I can get away with medium rings.

I'll be placing my order later...
Forum: Guns
12-19-2007, 01:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,329
Posted By DaveC

RE: Ammo prices...Yikes

Whileplacing an order at Natchez shooting supply todayI noticed they have an ammo price increase warning(5-25% price increase) to take effect in January 2008. http://www.natchezss.com/
Forum: Guns
12-14-2007, 10:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 888
Posted By DaveC

RE: OK another opinion question

I'm tossing around the Weather Warrior vs.SPSSS as well.
I had my mind made up on the SPS Varmint, but nobody seems to have them & I guess Remington doesn't want to keep the shelves stocked.

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