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Forum: Guns
01-06-2005, 08:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 666
Posted By diyj98

RE: where can i find 110gn 308 ammo?

Ultramax has a 110 grain HP load that I've tried before.
Forum: Guns
12-23-2004, 04:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,006
Posted By diyj98

RE: Out of the box accurate bolt action

I've had good ones and bad ones in just about every rifle brand and model out there, but I've found Sako and Tikka rifles to be exceptionally accurate as a general rule.
Forum: Guns
12-23-2004, 04:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,752
Posted By diyj98

RE: Gun firing when taken off safety

I've seen several of the older 700's do this after some "Bubba" did a home trigger job on them. I'm not implying you, Tplay103, perhaps a previous owner. If Remington finds the trigger has been...
12-02-2004, 05:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,341
Posted By diyj98

RE: ballistic tips

I've used them for several years on whitetail deer and couldn't be happier with their performance.
Forum: Guns
12-02-2004, 04:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,075
Posted By diyj98

RE: Does a shorter rifle barrel change performance?

The guys talking about the short barrel generally being more accurace are right on. That's why you'll see short barrels on benchrest rifles. For years Remington put long barrels (for velocity) on the...
Forum: Guns
11-16-2004, 05:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 854
Posted By diyj98

RE: Help on buying a rifle

If you truely want a long distance deer rifle, I'd look at either a 7mm Mag. or 300 Mag. That goes for all the "short mags", "ultra mags", etc. as well.
Forum: Guns
11-12-2004, 04:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,077
Posted By diyj98

RE: Drillings info

I've found most of the Savage rifes don't pattern the two barrels together. In other words if you have the windage set on the rifle, the shotgun barrel may very well pattern far right or far left.
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Forum: Guns
11-12-2004, 04:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,317
Posted By diyj98

RE: Best 308 factory load for deer?

It makes no difference if you're hunting in brush or fields. There's no such thing as a "brush busting" bullet. Just find one that shoots well in your rifle. As others have said, any accurate 150 to...
11-10-2004, 04:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,955
Posted By diyj98

RE: Bushnell Elite 3200 opinions?

I own several 3200's as well as a 4200. They're great scopes. I now buy them instead of Leupolds. The only reason thing I'll now buy Leupolds for is hard kicking magnums. I'm not afraid about the...
Forum: Guns
10-25-2004, 04:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,331
Posted By diyj98

RE: Feedback on smith & wesson 4046

I've owned a boatload of the various S&W autos. They've all been super reliable and trouble free. The one negative is that they have seemed to be marginal in the accuracy department compared to some...
Forum: Technical
10-25-2004, 04:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,205
Posted By diyj98

RE: Bowtech decisions..Tomkat vs Stalker

I don't have any experience with the Tomkat, but I've been shooting the Stalker for several years now. It's a fairly forgiving bow and get decent speed. I haven't found any negatives yet.
Forum: Guns
10-10-2004, 08:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 594
Posted By diyj98

RE: Burris or Bushnell?

I'd prefer a 3-9x40mm, but in the Bushnell Elite. I've had two Burris scopes break on me over the years. The reticle kicked loose in both scopes. I've yet to have an Elite break and I've used them on...
10-08-2004, 04:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,769
Posted By diyj98

RE: which 22 rifle to buy?

I'm not sure your definition of affordable, but it you want better accuracy than you'll usually find in an auto, take a look at a CZ bolt action. The CZ 452V I have shoots right up with my much...
Forum: Guns
10-07-2004, 04:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,290
Posted By diyj98

RE: .308 or 30-06?

Nomercy, I was talking pure or inherent accuracy. I could list a hundred things that could affect usuable accuracy. As far as recoil, some people may be super sensitive, but in a target weight rifle...
Forum: Guns
10-06-2004, 05:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,251
Posted By diyj98

RE: Bush vs Kerry?

Do your best to sway every undecided voter and every sportsman to vote for Bush. Our guns may very well depend on it.
Forum: Guns
10-06-2004, 05:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,290
Posted By diyj98

RE: .308 or 30-06?

There's not a lot of practical difference between the .308 and 30-06. 100 fps to 200 fps with most loadings. The .308 is more popular with snipers because of it's use as a standard military...
Forum: Guns
10-04-2004, 07:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 638
Posted By diyj98

RE: 5th Caliber opinion: The .22 rimfires.

I have far more 22's than any other caliber, other than my military collection. A 22 was probably the first rifle I ever shot and unless I die young, it will probably be the last caliber I can handle...
10-04-2004, 07:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,158
Posted By diyj98

RE: Tikka or Ruger M77

I think you'll find the Tikka to be more accurate and better made. I've owned a truck load of Rugers over the years. Some were accurate, some were just "o.k.". Although I've only owned 8 or 10 Tikkas...
Forum: Guns
10-01-2004, 04:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 574
Posted By diyj98

RE: Question For The Reminton Gurus ?

I've owned examples of both rifles. The XR has an adjustable stock and was made later than the X. The XR usually sells a little cheaper than the X model.
Forum: Guns
10-01-2004, 04:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,141
Posted By diyj98

RE: which 22 rifle to buy?

The CZ rifles will generally be more accurate than any of the other rifles mentioned. The price is hard to beat as well.
Forum: Guns
10-01-2004, 04:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 951
Posted By diyj98

RE: I love the old swede.

You have a Model 38. Your Husky will generally sell for more than a 96 or a 96 converted to 38. If you want to maintain the value don't alter the rifle in any way! Drilling and tapping is a definate...
Forum: Technical
09-30-2004, 04:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,039
Posted By diyj98

RE: WB Tuning advice needed

My WB shoots bullet holes with the nock point about 3/8" high the the arrow rest a "good bit" left of perfect center shot. I know I read a lot of folks saying to set the WB perfectly level and...
09-27-2004, 07:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,866
Posted By diyj98

RE: Howa or Tikka

That's like someone saying their 1972 Ford Pinto is just as good as a 2005 Rolls Royce! [8D]

The Howa is a good gun, but I much prefer the Tikkas. I think they are a little more refined and...
Forum: Guns
09-27-2004, 06:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 876
Posted By diyj98

RE: Stainless Steel Barrels

I've shot out a number of barrels varmint hunting and target shooting. The stainless will last longer and is more rust resistent. That said, I hunt with several rifles with blue barrels and have yet...
Forum: Guns
09-27-2004, 06:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 515
Posted By diyj98

RE: price this pistol!

What kind of conditon is it in? The price would good for one in mint conditon, but high for a well used example.
Forum: Guns
09-27-2004, 06:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,640
Posted By diyj98

RE: Hunting: AK 47 - Soft Points

Remington also has a soft point factory load. I used them on hunt once with an SKS. No the SKS' s and AK's aren't bolts in the accuracy department, but neither are lever actions and automatics and...
Forum: Guns
08-31-2004, 11:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,010
Posted By diyj98

RE: 7mm Rem Mag - downgraded?

I don't know about being down to the 7x57 class, but most cartirdges aren't loaded to the pressures they were in the "good ol days". The official story is that modern pressure testing techniques have...
Forum: Guns
08-30-2004, 08:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 688
Posted By diyj98

RE: gun comparison

If the cost isn't a factor, I'd take the Winchester. The Savage is a fine gun for the money, but the Winchester and Ruger are more refined rifles.
Forum: Guns
08-17-2004, 03:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,182
Posted By diyj98

RE: Tikka Rifles

If he's like me, he's probably found the European made rifles to be higher quality than most of our U.S. produced guns.
08-16-2004, 11:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,287
Posted By diyj98

RE: need a new .22lr

I'll second that with if you're going to spend a bunch of money trying to get your 10/22 to shoot like a bolt, just save money and buy a bolt to begin with.

The CZ 452's are hard to beat for the...
Forum: Guns
07-28-2004, 04:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,071
Posted By diyj98

RE: Is it really important to break-in a new barrel?

There's been plenty of "tests" performed and lots of opinions from "experts". I've tried it but don't see any real benifits. I do see the potential to damage your bore if you aren't using your rod...
Forum: Guns
07-28-2004, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 521
Posted By diyj98

RE: EAA Witness

I owned a 9mm Witness, but wasn't impressed with it. It had some rough machine work on the insides and the hammer would sometimes catch when the trigger was pulled single action. That was 8 to 10...
Forum: Guns
06-23-2004, 09:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,124
Posted By diyj98

RE: More help with my Swedish Mauser.

Sounds like an Italian Carcano. Check out this page and see if you find your rifle.

http://personal.stevens.edu/~gliberat/carcano/
Forum: Guns
06-23-2004, 09:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 778
Posted By diyj98

RE: Help identyfing this gun

Not all Ross rifles are dangerous. The 1910 model could blow the bolt back in your face is it wasn't assembled, but the earlier models were perfectly safe. I have a 1905 model with U.S. acceptance...
Forum: Guns
05-26-2004, 08:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,262
Posted By diyj98

RE: Beretta customer service sucks

It's not a gunfit issue. I patterned the shotgun from a benchrest. I do know enough about gun fit to know I should not have to look at the rib sloping more uphill than any regular trap gun I've ever...
Forum: Guns
05-26-2004, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,262
Posted By diyj98

Beretta customer service sucks

I've owned a number of Beretta shotguns and handguns over the years, but never had a need for customer service until recently. I purchased a Beretta 390 12 gauge. When I patterned the gun I found it...
Forum: Guns
05-11-2004, 09:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 709
Posted By diyj98

RE: will this hurt my air rifle?

10 to 15 mintues shouldn't hurt, but YES leaving a spring powered airgun cocked does weaken the spring. I don't leave any of my better spring guns cocked for extended times. There have been informal...
Forum: Guns
04-14-2004, 09:02 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,501
Posted By diyj98

RE: Favorite caliber and why

22 LR for a mulitple reasons.

But since you mentioned deer hunting I'd go with the .308. The 30-06 would be second. I'm just old fashioned in my caliber choices and like the availabililty of...
Forum: Guns
04-14-2004, 08:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 973
Posted By diyj98

RE: 3 position safety

Converting most military mauser actions to a model 70 type three position safety isn't that tough. Check www.brownells.com for the parts.

Vapodog, You might be right about the 1917, but I don't...
Forum: Guns
04-13-2004, 01:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 973
Posted By diyj98

RE: 3 position safety

Ruger has it. Any of the military mausers have a three position safety.
Forum: Guns
04-13-2004, 12:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 604
Posted By diyj98

RE: STIRRIN IT UP I GUESS!!

dream on Alice :eek:
Forum: Guns
04-13-2004, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 429
Posted By diyj98

RE: sent ot out to mil-tech

Quilly,

You'd have been major dollars ahead to have ordered your rifle from the CMP. Better prices and you know what you're getting.
Forum: Guns
04-12-2004, 01:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 521
Posted By diyj98

RE: Air Rifles - What accuracy can I expect

Don't expect much at 60 yards. You really won't have enough energy for a crow even if you hit one that far. If you chrono that rifle you probably will find you aren't getting anywhere near that "1000...
Forum: Guns
04-09-2004, 09:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,231
Posted By diyj98

RE: Pellet gun maker, What pellet gun do you shoot?

For you guys quoting velocity, if you haven't chronographed your rifles, you're in for a shock. The vast majority won't get anywhere near the factory quoated velocities. Airgun companies tend to find...
Forum: Guns
04-09-2004, 08:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,627
Posted By diyj98

RE: Barrel " Break in" ???

I wish I'd been that lucky. I generally consider 1 1/2" acceptable with the more affordable factory sporter weight rifles, i.e. Ruger, Winchester, Remington, etc., and I've had a number of factory...
Forum: Guns
04-08-2004, 07:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,231
Posted By diyj98

RE: Pellet gun maker, What pellet gun do you shoot?

I prefer the higher quality airguns. I currently have a Finewerkbau 124 Deluxe, Beeman R9 in .177 and a RWS 52 in .22.
04-08-2004, 07:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,547
Posted By diyj98

RE: Rem700 or Sako ?

The Sako products are worlds ahead of Remington.
Forum: Guns
04-08-2004, 07:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,907
Posted By diyj98

RE: Ruger Vs. Remington

I will say Ruger's customer service has always been top notch with me. I've had number of lemons come from Ruger. Their quality control seems to suck, but they always made it right and stood by their...
Forum: Guns
04-07-2004, 12:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,907
Posted By diyj98

RE: Ruger Vs. Remington

I'm not a huge fan of either rifle, but between a base 700 and 77, I'd prefer the Remington.
Forum: Guns
04-06-2004, 06:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 308
Posted By diyj98

RE: Looking for information on a couple of old pistols

Both your guns were made by Iver Johnson. Iver Johnson Cycle Works is the name the company operated under for many years. Neither gun is stainless steel. They have either had all the blue...
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