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10-03-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 17,219
Posted By doubleA

This place used to be popping about 7-10 years...

This place used to be popping about 7-10 years ago. Now days I check some of these threads every 3-4 months. Used to have a decent chat room too.

The most accurate rifle is the one that suits your...
12-25-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 663
Posted By doubleA

SooprmanX,. You have some valid points and if you...

SooprmanX,. You have some valid points and if you own the place or have control of what goes on there then any rule that comes from you should be respected by any and all guests.

It's sad but...
12-23-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 944
Posted By doubleA

First, no I don't think these bullets will expand...

First, no I don't think these bullets will expand at the low velocities offered at subsonic speeds (appx. 1100fps) other than hitting something like steel plate. I could be wrong though.
Second that...
12-23-2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,971
Posted By doubleA

Sure, in my case it's shooting subsonics. This is...

Sure, in my case it's shooting subsonics. This is a whole different world compared to using hyper/high velocity loads in normal chamberings. I am using "heavy for caliber" bullets, examples are...
12-23-2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,971
Posted By doubleA

Head shots? No Problem

I make heads all the time and am quite confident in my ability to do so. Is it for everyone? Is it wrong? Is it ethical? As long as it's in the confines of the law it's a personal decision one must ...
12-08-2013, 10:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,265
Posted By doubleA

That question isn't easily answered as there are...

That question isn't easily answered as there are variables to be considered such as bullet construction, size of hog, shot placement etc. So it's dependent on them. Will 243 Win kill a hog? Sure it...
11-28-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,093
Posted By doubleA

Thanks eveyrone, I was as excited as she was. It...

Thanks eveyrone, I was as excited as she was. It was taken on our ranch here in South Central Texas. It was a nerve racking morning to say the least as the buck wouldn't stand still very long and...
11-28-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,093
Posted By doubleA

My daughter takes her first deer.....

Was blessed to be able to spend some time with my daughter this deer season. After 2 weeks of seeing lots of deer she was able to take her first deer ever.
...
11-26-2013, 06:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,322
Posted By doubleA

Here's a 105gr Hornady Amax recovered from a cull...

Here's a 105gr Hornady Amax recovered from a cull whitetail the other day taken a 400 yards. My rifle is twisted 1:7.5 for them.
...
11-25-2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,472
Posted By doubleA

Looks to be a 3pt to me.:woot:

Looks to be a 3pt to me.:woot:
11-24-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,265
Posted By doubleA

It doesn't take a cannon to take down hogs. I am...

It doesn't take a cannon to take down hogs. I am patient and will make precision shot or I don't shoot. I have taken 10 pigs with the diminutive 300 AAC Blackout since Sept. And these are subsonic...
10-10-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 944
Posted By doubleA

Suppressed hog sniping......

This was taken about a month ago. The rifle used was purchased 2 days before taking this one and took a couple more it's first week out.

Suppressed 300 AAC Blackout using a 240gr sub sonic...
09-20-2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,389
Posted By doubleA

I suppose if deer had aerial views of your blind...

I suppose if deer had aerial views of your blind they could see a bare tin roof.:p

I built these a few years ago, the only thing that isn't metal are the treated plywood floors. The roofs are not...
Forum: Guns
06-25-2013, 06:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 942
Posted By doubleA

Muzzle Brake in Action Pics

Made a post a couple of weeks ago on muzzle brakes.
It showed one being installed.


Here are some pictures of another brake I made a week ago. It uses 6 rows with 6 holes each in a helical...
Forum: Guns
05-29-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,260
Posted By doubleA

Muzzle brakes do reduce felt recoil but in return...

Muzzle brakes do reduce felt recoil but in return direct the hot gases and pressure towards the user thus making it louder to the shooter. I have been doing my own for a while now and the other day I...
03-08-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,455
Posted By doubleA

I make whole muscle jerky out of deer, beef and...

I make whole muscle jerky out of deer, beef and turkey. It's done the old fashion way and I take a simple approach by just using basic seasonings ie. salt, black pepper, garlic, red pepper and cure. ...
Forum: Guns
03-06-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,236
Posted By doubleA

Just thinking outloud, why would LE need a 388LM?...

Just thinking outloud, why would LE need a 388LM? Isnt the average shot measured in feet and not 1500 yards? I understand precise shot placement is the utmost important factor and the AI can provide...
Forum: Guns
03-01-2013, 06:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,931
Posted By doubleA

It's a Zeiss 6.5x20 with target turrets which...

It's a Zeiss 6.5x20 with target turrets which makes dialing in for longer distances quickly. Three of my 17 HMR's wear them. Have taken a few feral hogs out to 100yds with the little cartridge.

I...
Forum: Guns
02-28-2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,931
Posted By doubleA

I have several HMR's and they are quite fun to...

I have several HMR's and they are quite fun to shoot.

Here's a Anschutz with a javelina taken with it at 130 yards. 20gr VMAX through the lungs....bang flop

...
Forum: Gunsmithing
02-22-2013, 06:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,727
Posted By doubleA

I use both and they both offer better protection...

I use both and they both offer better protection over regular spray paints.

Duracoat isnt quite as durable and tough as Cerakote but comes in a vast array of colors. Cerakote H, does require the...
Forum: Guns
01-20-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,636
Posted By doubleA

Hogs have always been able to be taken suppressed...

Hogs have always been able to be taken suppressed but squirrels have seasons in some parts of the state so are considered a game animal and only became legal to be taken suppressed September 1,2012....
Forum: Guns
12-06-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,006
Posted By doubleA

Dont know about that, I just finished a 243 Win...

Dont know about that, I just finished a 243 Win build with a 30 inch Krieger 7.5 twist(it's throated for the 115gr DTAC). Using a 105gr Amax, 3 out of 5 shots the bullet comes apart at about 35 yards...
08-11-2012, 01:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,755
Posted By doubleA

I have a handful of Coopers and they are all...

I have a handful of Coopers and they are all shooters.

Congrats and condolences as it wont be your last.:happy0001:
07-27-2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,894
Posted By doubleA

I have 3 Sako rifles, two wear Zeiss while one a...

I have 3 Sako rifles, two wear Zeiss while one a Leupold MK IV. With that said of the choices you posted I would go with Nightforce. I am slowly replacing my Leupolds with Nightforce.

The...
Forum: Gunsmithing
05-20-2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 663
Posted By doubleA

You might try a milling machine or stock...

You might try a milling machine or stock duplicator.
Forum: Guns
04-08-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,283
Posted By doubleA

Looks like Carnimore has left the...

Looks like Carnimore has left the building.:fighting0007:
Forum: Guns
04-08-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,291
Posted By doubleA

Here's a version I had built over 20 years ago....

Here's a version I had built over 20 years ago. Very simular to Jarrett's 300 Kong. Case capacity 136grs of H2O.

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f268/dubbleA/b1.jpg
Forum: Guns
04-01-2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,283
Posted By doubleA

I have been building my own rifles, coatings are...

I have been building my own rifles, coatings are a part of it. I do some services professionally and maybe someday will go to building complete packages for others. But for now I suppose you could...
Forum: Guns
03-30-2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,283
Posted By doubleA

Just finished duracoating a build of mine, I call...

Just finished duracoating a build of mine, I call it a digital grass.

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f268/dubbleA/Six%20Point%20Five%20By%20Fifty%20Five/65digi.jpg
...
Forum: Guns
02-22-2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,381
Posted By doubleA

105 Amax and 115 DTAC's at 3150ish fps. It shoots...

105 Amax and 115 DTAC's at 3150ish fps. It shoots like a dream. Didnt want to mess with anything odd, just a plain simple 243 Win. It's twisted 7.5
Forum: Guns
02-20-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,381
Posted By doubleA

I just finished this fast twisted 243 Win, it's a...

I just finished this fast twisted 243 Win, it's a 1.250" Krieger that's 30 1/2" long. I did bed it 2" in front of the recoil lug to aid in support.

...
Forum: Reloading
02-17-2012, 12:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,610
Posted By doubleA

Lapua and Lapua are my favorites. ...

Lapua and Lapua are my favorites.

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f268/dubbleA/Bolt%20Knobs/knob223.jpg

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f268/dubbleA/Bolt%20Knobs/knobFN.jpg
Forum: Guns
01-15-2012, 10:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,690
Posted By doubleA

Here's a shot of my 6.5x284 ...

Here's a shot of my 6.5x284

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f268/dubbleA/Light%20Box%20Photography/CooperRollmark.jpg



25-06 shoots ok, 120gr Sierra and R-25 @3100fps...
Forum: Guns
01-12-2012, 04:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,690
Posted By doubleA

Sounds good. The last Cooper build I had took 7...

Sounds good. The last Cooper build I had took 7 months as I furnished the stock blank for it.
12-16-2011, 02:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,856
Posted By doubleA

Been making sausage for a while now. It's not...

Been making sausage for a while now. It's not rocket science but it's something that takes some time and patience. Basic spices like salt, black and red pepper, garlic are what I use most. I also...
Forum: Guns
11-19-2011, 01:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,360
Posted By doubleA

At the end of the day you have to answer to...

At the end of the day you have to answer to yourself and if married your spouse too. I am always upfront with the mrs and she is likewise when money is spent. It's worked well that way for over 25...
Forum: Gunsmithing
10-10-2011, 06:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,235
Posted By doubleA

The prep is the most important part to get good...

The prep is the most important part to get good adhesion. For plastic surfaces I like to roughen the surface with 220 grit wet paper and or a scotchbrite pad. For metal surfaces I blast with 120 grit...
Forum: Guns
09-16-2011, 03:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,583
Posted By doubleA

Both the 25-06 and the 6.5x55 are geat...

Both the 25-06 and the 6.5x55 are geat cartridges. Given the bullet choices we have nowdays IMHO can make the 25-06 viable for bigger game. Both can be loaded with the lighter weight bullets for...
Forum: Gunsmithing
09-06-2011, 06:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,788
Posted By doubleA

Here's a simple digital using bigger blocks of...

Here's a simple digital using bigger blocks of contrasting color I did with Krylon. After spraying the pattern I finished it up with flat clear Valspar. It holds up well. I also do Duracoat and...
Forum: Guns
06-26-2011, 07:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,187
Posted By doubleA

5 Shots @ 100yards that in the mid .1's centered...

5 Shots @ 100yards that in the mid .1's centered up in a bullseye that measures .375" from a bone stock Cooper M22 in 6.5x284.

Not the most accurate but this doesnt happen very often.
...
Forum: Guns
04-16-2011, 05:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 51,036
Posted By doubleA

Best is a relative word, and only you know what...

Best is a relative word, and only you know what suits your wants and needs. I would certainly include a Cooper in the top tier when you include asthetics and accuracy.

Not a great pic, but here...
Forum: Guns
04-07-2011, 04:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,265
Posted By doubleA

They have been handling them for a while. I have...

They have been handling them for a while. I have been eyeing a Bartlein 6.5mm myself for my current build.
04-02-2011, 05:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,215
Posted By doubleA

+1, ditto, yes, agreed, ah huh,that's the way it...

+1, ditto, yes, agreed, ah huh,that's the way it is, for the kill, 10-4, affimitive, roger that :hail:

Simply put, this is how the recoil lug works by making contact with the foward slot in the...
Forum: Guns
03-25-2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,465
Posted By doubleA

I can,the Tikka T3 that I had high hopes for was...

I can,the Tikka T3 that I had high hopes for was a HUGE disappointment. It's the biggest POS I have ever bought over the counter. Let's us just say that I have more than a few firearms in my...
Forum: Guns
03-17-2011, 09:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,620
Posted By doubleA

Toyota has 25 manufacturing plants around the...

Toyota has 25 manufacturing plants around the world, several here in the US such as Kentucky, Indiana, Texas, Mississippi. Here in the US we do get certain models from Japan and Canada. With that...
Forum: Optics
03-09-2011, 04:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,268
Posted By doubleA

Rocking a 3x12x56 Zeiss on my Sako 375 H&H. it's...

Rocking a 3x12x56 Zeiss on my Sako 375 H&H. it's worked for me on deer and hogs.The front focal plane #8 reticle works great in low light situations. Am running 1.5x6x42 Swaro's on my 416's though.
03-05-2011, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 819
Posted By doubleA

Very nice, that's a classic set up you have there.

Very nice, that's a classic set up you have there.
Forum: Reloading
02-21-2011, 08:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,068
Posted By doubleA

Lapua, Lapua and Lapua in that...

Lapua, Lapua and Lapua in that order.........:party0007:
Forum: Guns
02-21-2011, 01:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,066
Posted By doubleA

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f268/dubbleA/SAC...

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f268/dubbleA/SAC%20223AI/8.jpg

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f268/dubbleA/Rifles%201/Kimber300WSM.jpg


...
Forum: Guns
02-07-2011, 08:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,410
Posted By doubleA

I can only speak of my personal experince....

I can only speak of my personal experince. Thinking it's pretty much the same for states that allow these class III items.


I am going through the process of purchasing a supressor here inTexas...
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