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Forum: Guns
06-30-2005, 10:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 684
Posted By Smokem Joe

RE: vapor trails

I've seen it and it wasn't even a humid day. It was late afternoon in mid june and we were shooting at dogs in the grasslands on a ranch. We started seeing it and wondered what in the heck it was. We...
Forum: Guns
06-23-2005, 11:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 586
Posted By Smokem Joe

RE: Finishing a stock

I know that this is a really late posting but here goes...

I bought a boyds gray laminate and after fitting it to the barrelled action, I spent hours (literally) sanding it by hand or with a...
Forum: Guns
06-22-2005, 09:37 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,747
Posted By Smokem Joe

RE: i put my 22mag to the test

we've all done it (broken the law) in one form or another. It doesn't make it right. The law is there for a reason. The idea is to learn from our mistakes. You thought that what you were doing was...
06-22-2005, 09:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 555
Posted By Smokem Joe

RE: Headed to dog town!

I just got back from south western south dakota last weekend. Had fun, but had trouble finding good shooting. the rancher we were at last year didn't have squat and the road to his ranch was washed...
06-21-2005, 09:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 901
Posted By Smokem Joe

RE: Grizzly bears!

glad to hear someone admit that! Anyway, I had grizzlies move into my favorite black bear area this spring season. griz in black bears out! Didn't expect it, but I was wondering why on earth I hadn't...
06-20-2005, 05:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 938
Posted By Smokem Joe

RE: pig shoot

we can turn out pigs to shoot any day, but something that is feral or has wild blood in it holds alot of appeal. I'm quessing that texas area will get most of the votes. wouldn't even mind dogs as...
06-20-2005, 05:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 938
Posted By Smokem Joe

pig shoot

My friends and I have talked about a wild boar hunt for several years. Recently we have started to get more serious, several concerns were raised related to legitamacy of the hunt.

We don't care...
Forum: Guns
06-20-2005, 04:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 938
Posted By Smokem Joe

RE: Did you know?

I seem to remember that from an article i read right after it came out. That had to do with why it was so hard to find ammo for the first spring/summer. I have noticed that some guns prefer one...
Forum: Guns
06-20-2005, 04:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,097
Posted By Smokem Joe

RE: Free Floating a Rifle

I think that the pressure is to help with point of impact. The problem is that as the barrel heats or if you use a shooting sling, the change in pressure can affect point of impact.

How does you...
Forum: Guns
06-20-2005, 04:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 12,314
Posted By Smokem Joe

RE: boyd's gunstocks

I did a savage 111 in 223 two winters ago. It went well, but I had to do a bit of work on the barrel end due to what they had in stock. It is a gray laminate varmitter. It had the vented fore end. I...
Forum: Guns
06-09-2005, 02:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 987
Posted By Smokem Joe

RE: WSM on turkish Mauser action

Thanks guys, the body width on a saum is .550 inches, the belt diameter on a standard belted mag is .532, and the body on a 8 mm mauser is .473.

I just like the appeal of having a wild cat,...
Forum: Guns
06-09-2005, 12:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 987
Posted By Smokem Joe

RE: WSM on turkish Mauser action

Thanks, I wondered if that wasn't the problem. I'll have to go back and check the width
Forum: Guns
06-09-2005, 12:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,179
Posted By Smokem Joe

RE: heavy barrel vs. sporter barrel for carry

It depends on the amount of shots that you want to take. The idea behind o heavy barrel is stiffness obviously and the amount of time it takes to heat up. Another option is to flut it. If you...
Forum: Reloading
06-09-2005, 11:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,305
Posted By Smokem Joe

RE: Portable reloading table

I used to live in Iowa were the humidity can be an issue. I didn't really worry about powder and primers going bad, cause i didn't stock up as much and cause I was single and the stuff didn't sit on...
Forum: Guns
06-09-2005, 11:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,105
Posted By Smokem Joe

RE: Nickle Plated Brass

I use rp nickle brass in a 22-250. been through the process with it 4 times. no problems. No neck splits. The last two times I just neck sized it (bump sized) using a rcbs full length die. I'm...
Forum: Guns
06-09-2005, 10:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 987
Posted By Smokem Joe

WSM on turkish Mauser action

Can you use a turkish mauser to build a wsm rifle. ER Shaw's web site says no. The turkish mauser is a large ring style with small ring threads correct. Is it a bolt face problem? Will useing a...
Forum: Reloading
01-13-2005, 10:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,739
Posted By Smokem Joe

RE: heavies in a 22-250?

I shoot a ruger 22-250 number 1 with the short varmit barrel. It will not stabilize nosler 80 gr bullets. I have yet to try it with the 69 grs. I haven't looked to see what the factory rate of...
Forum: Reloading
01-07-2005, 10:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 851
Posted By Smokem Joe

RE: Tumbler and Case Trimmer

You probably don't need a tumbler, but to have nice clean brass, it sure helps. As for trimmers, I use a RCBS and I have spend the extra cash for the 3 way trimmer on several of my main calibers. ...
Forum: Guns
01-07-2005, 10:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,295
Posted By Smokem Joe

RE: Glass Bedding

I bedded a savage into a boyd's laminate stock. I used the accu gel from brownells. It went great. I can't wait to do another. Hmmmm... Maybe my little 22? That might be a fun side project for...
Forum: Guns
01-06-2005, 10:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 977
Posted By Smokem Joe

RE: 444 marlin

I like the 444 marlin because of the fact the I have several 44 mags. However, it isn't the same as a 450 marlin, and might be slowly dying. I can't think off of the top of my head what else uses...
Forum: Guns
01-06-2005, 10:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 977
Posted By Smokem Joe

RE: 444 marlin

About two yrs ago I was back visiting the parents for christmas, My brother and I went to a coworkers house to burn some powder. He had a marlin lever gun in 444 marlin. We had a 12" gong set out...
Forum: Guns
01-06-2005, 10:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,195
Posted By Smokem Joe

RE: Long Distance

Jim Carmichel wrote an atricle for the Nov 2004 issue of Outdoor Life entitled "The 270 Mystery". In it he conducted a series of tested to find if the 270 was simply inaccurate. It is an...
Forum: Reloading
01-06-2005, 09:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,664
Posted By Smokem Joe

RE: RELOADING BENCH

I definately second the solid core door idea, I just got done building a work bench at one of our firestations with one. It is very stable.
01-05-2005, 02:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 15,150
Posted By Smokem Joe

RE: Frog gigging?

If you're not eaten 'em , try this on for size...

near where I grew up there was an old livestock pond. Too shallow for fish. We'd go and shot clay pigeons off of the hill nearby.

...
Forum: Guns
01-05-2005, 01:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 828
Posted By Smokem Joe

RE: .22 hornet

shoot shovel shutup

that just about it.
Forum: Guns
01-05-2005, 01:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 957
Posted By Smokem Joe

RE: 7mm Rem Mag v. .270

I own a 7 mag, but if you are looking for a larger gun, why not go to a 8mm or 338?
Forum: Guns
01-05-2005, 01:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 509
Posted By Smokem Joe

RE: 410...and 45

it seems that springfeild used to do that with their survivial rifles. Not safe though.
Forum: Guns
01-05-2005, 01:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,130
Posted By Smokem Joe

RE: the most accurate cartridge

how does expansion ratio fall into all of this. You know the ratio of case capacity to bore diameter.

I have no idea on the accuracy of the statement, but someone once told me that the 222 rem,...
01-05-2005, 12:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,954
Posted By Smokem Joe

RE: what caliber for long distance deer?

practice, practice, practice.

That's the jist of what most of these people are saying. If you aren't familiar with your rifle, 100 yrds might be to far.

it also depends on the area that...
Forum: Guns
01-04-2005, 05:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,140
Posted By Smokem Joe

RE: Scope for a 7mm rifle?

vx-i are much earlier and don't have alot of the features that the newer vx-ii, vx-iii, and lps series have.

they are things like lens coating, etc.

this makes a difference as to the...
Forum: Guns
01-04-2005, 05:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 995
Posted By Smokem Joe

RE: .223

i agree with proline, I own a 223 rem and a 22-250 (similar in ballistics to the 223 wssm). It is much cheaper to shoot the 223 rem than the 22-250. But both are fun. If you need the additional...
Forum: Guns
01-04-2005, 05:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 752
Posted By Smokem Joe

RE: short-action or long-action

don't make it so hard.

short actions have shorter actions than long actions.

it is that simple.

short actions usually take cartidges based on 308 win or shorter rounds
long actions...
Forum: Guns
01-04-2005, 05:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 972
Posted By Smokem Joe

RE: the 17hmr and yotes?

just an overall average. we shot alot, but if it got much farther than that, we used our larger centerfires. We've taken on out near 250. But I wouldn't sugest trying.
Forum: Guns
01-04-2005, 05:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 995
Posted By Smokem Joe

RE: .223

223 rem will be cheapest on ammo cost, the 223 wssm will have it beat on speed.
Forum: Guns
01-04-2005, 05:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,140
Posted By Smokem Joe

RE: Scope for a 7mm rifle?

the optical quality and life expectancy of the leupolds is much better than a bushnell. Recoil on a 7 isn't extreme, but it might break a bushnell. It broke a simmons on mine. And, yes there are...
Forum: Guns
01-04-2005, 05:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,140
Posted By Smokem Joe

RE: Scope for a 7mm rifle?

everyones choosing leupold because they aren't even in the same league as a bushnell. There just isn't any comparision to the bushnell.

I hope that this catches you before you buy a bushnell.
...
Forum: Guns
01-04-2005, 04:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 569
Posted By Smokem Joe

RE: Just bought my 870 need a little help on the extras

congrats by the way...

You're about the size of my friend who shoots the 3 1/2" stuff. If you decide you want to shoot it you can and will.

I am 5' 10" and weigh in at 150lbs dripping...
Forum: Guns
01-04-2005, 04:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,354
Posted By Smokem Joe

RE: If I could do it over again.

nice choices to par it down to three guns (rifles).

here's my three:

22lr plinking, small game (rabbits, squirels, gophers)
243 Deer, varmits
300 Win mag Black bear, elk, etc.

...
Forum: Guns
01-04-2005, 03:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,096
Posted By Smokem Joe

RE: 9mm luger for deer hunting???

ata boy superman, unintentionally you took the flack off of the quite elliquent and well thought out answer from Nomercy.

personally, i think it to be to small, But this is my opinion.
Forum: Guns
01-04-2005, 02:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 569
Posted By Smokem Joe

RE: Just bought my 870 need a little help on the extras

don't skimp on your scope to by it cheap. the 2.5x is probably a good power, but you want a scope designed for a shotgun (recoil and eye releif). Before you do that, your barrel has rifle sights,...
Forum: Guns
01-04-2005, 02:46 PM
Forum: Guns
01-04-2005, 02:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 972
Posted By Smokem Joe

RE: the 17hmr and yotes?

Too small.


I've used it on prairie dogs and at much beyond 75 yds, they sometimes make it back to their holes.

It is accurate, just not enough power. Or maybe the velocity has dropped...
Forum: Guns
01-04-2005, 02:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,079
Posted By Smokem Joe

RE: Marlin Model 60 .22lr Semi-Auto.

i've had three. the first was my dad's and it was stolen. the next I bought when I was in college. That tell's you that I thought that it was worth the money as at that time I was also buying gas...
Forum: Guns
01-04-2005, 01:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 789
Posted By Smokem Joe

RE: ice with and plink around need a good pistal cal

I bought a $90 nine millimeter (hi point) and have put three thousand rounds through it, I bought it to do a little experimentation on how long it would last. I haven't cleaned it or anything. I...
Forum: Reloading
01-04-2005, 01:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,755
Posted By Smokem Joe

RE: A Good Reloadable Bullet for Varments ?

I have a 223 rem and a 22-250 and I reload for them both. I've tried ballistic tips, tnt hollow points, among other various bullets. I use them specifically for paper and prairie rats. I reload...
Forum: Reloading
01-04-2005, 01:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,664
Posted By Smokem Joe

RE: RELOADING BENCH

you want something solid that isn't going to rock around on you as you pull the handle. other than that, something that is the right height when you are at it. I sit at mine. It is a cheapy...
Forum: Reloading
01-03-2005, 10:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,391
Posted By Smokem Joe

RE: Primers...

hand priming all the way.

I started with the press for priming. It took for ever and was uncomfortable. I had a friend with a Hornady or Lee or something or other and I tried it. The next...
Forum: Reloading
01-03-2005, 10:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 619
Posted By Smokem Joe

Chronographs

I'm looking at buying a chronograph, the one I was borrowing is now longer available. It was a Chrony, I don't remember the model.

I just wonder if the cheap ($100) chrono's are worth it or...
Forum: Reloading
01-03-2005, 10:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,412
Posted By Smokem Joe

RE: Tumbling Media

It seems to me that the walnut does a better job with very dirty cases, maybe it is more abrasive. and the corncob gives a finer smoother polish. I usually run fired cases through a quick ( 1 hour...
Forum: Reloading
01-03-2005, 08:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,482
Posted By Smokem Joe

RE: Which bullet for the 8mm Mauser?

make sure of your bore diameter, seems like early 8mm mausers had a different bore diameter.

Can anyone help refresh my memory?
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