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Forum: Guns
01-28-2004, 02:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 870
Posted By m2fin

RE: new gun 243 or 7mm-08 -308?

Your right the .243 is a great choice for Whitetail. Hoping my 7mm-08 arrives shortly...................:D
Forum: Guns
01-28-2004, 02:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,589
Posted By m2fin

RE: 30-06 VS 270

Both should fit the requirement. Both have a similar level of felt recoil.

I have used my 30.06 Win 70 for decades with solid performance. In the past few years have done a lot more...
Forum: Guns
01-28-2004, 02:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 870
Posted By m2fin

RE: new gun 243 or 7mm-08 -308?

I have a 30.06 (that I have used for 25 years for whitetail), a recently acquired .243 and just ordered a 7mm-08. Did a lot of research on 7mm-08 on this bbs, shootersforum.com and others after...
01-26-2004, 11:51 AM
Forum: Guns
01-26-2004, 10:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 526
Posted By m2fin

RE: New Barrel Cleaning Routine

Was just reading a bench shooting book, recommended cleaning the barrel between shots with Shooters Choice for the first 20, then every 2nd or 3rd shot for the 20 or so. Never tried that, but not a...
Forum: Guns
01-19-2004, 07:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,750
Posted By m2fin

RE: Sako garcia question

Goodguy
Thanks for the lead on the Sako group.
Forum: Guns
01-18-2004, 06:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 636
Posted By m2fin

RE: .17 HMR has anyone tried?

I have the win 94/17 and Savage bolt, both are great to shoot. A super accurate round and rifles. Fun to shoot, have only used it on the range.

Have not shot a 22mg in many years, a lot more...
Forum: Guns
01-18-2004, 04:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 595
Posted By m2fin

RE: trap gun?

The beretta is gas operated, functions fine when not cleaned well with the exception of the chamber end area which gets fouled with melted wad material after a day on the range, still functions. ...
Forum: Guns
01-18-2004, 08:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 595
Posted By m2fin

RE: trap gun?

Look for a Beretta Urika 391 12g, any model with Mobile choke, this was replaced by an 'new' Urika 391 with different chokes (Optima chokes and Optima Bore). The new ones are $900, you can find a...
01-18-2004, 08:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 585
Posted By m2fin

RE: mp 153 yes or no and why?

Waterfowlers love these, very few negatives. For the price, use it till it stops working is the main comment I see on the waterfowl boards. Some comments on the fit and finish, stock not being same...
Forum: Guns
01-17-2004, 06:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,750
Posted By m2fin

RE: Sako garcia question

Thanks for the link, will check it out. I have heard a few confusing comments on the Sako, pre-garcia, garcia, value, etc. Need to get some accurate info.
Forum: Guns
01-16-2004, 02:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,750
Posted By m2fin

Sako garcia question

Need some details on this one. Read a few posts regarding Sako garcia made rifles and post-garcia manu. What does that mean in terms of performance and current value? What years were these...
Forum: Guns
01-09-2004, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 488
Posted By m2fin

RE: bakail mp 153 any good?

mp 153 has solid reviews on the watefowl boards. few noted issues, try www.waterfowler.com most were related to breaking them in or getting them adjusted just right for cycling a specific lighter...
Forum: Guns
01-09-2004, 08:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By m2fin

RE: Rifles not in the catalog

I know Remington makes some calibers / models not listed even when they are a standard offering. For example, the 673 Guide gun listed in .300 SAUM and .350 also was offered in .243 and .308 but not...
01-08-2004, 08:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,755
Posted By m2fin

RE: Rem 673 Guide Gun - .308 or .243 cal.

biglmbass
The 673 .300 saum/Redfield 3x9 Illuminator I have shoots 1" groups at 100meters using Rem 165gr factory loads. Just tossed the targets the other day after taking them to the gun shop,...
Forum: Guns
01-06-2004, 05:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 438
Posted By m2fin

RE: Shotgun recommendations

The only s/s's for under $1000 that I have seen are the Stoeger and Baikal. The best two I have seen lately are the new Weatherby and the Beretta, both are way over $1,000.

For o/u's, you...
Forum: Guns
01-04-2004, 05:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,814
Posted By m2fin

RE: How about a 45colt lever action rifle for deer hunting?

I started using the Henry Repeating Bib Boy 44mag this year for deer. Light recoil, accurate handsize groups at 100m using factory loads, reaches out to 275m on the range with 15" drop. Very...
01-03-2004, 06:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,022
Posted By m2fin

RE: Stoeger 2000 or Beretta 390

Beretta 390 is a great choice, very little negative feedback, that I have seen. I shoot 391s and Xtremas, both are excellent performers.

On the waterfowl bbs I have seen more questions on...
Forum: Guns
01-02-2004, 04:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 925
Posted By m2fin

RE: .22 vs. .17

Proline -
Referring to the 17hmr rimfire shooting boat tail Hornady rounds. This round has a lot of power, necked down 22mag brass going +2800 fps. It goes out to 275m easily with much to spare....
01-02-2004, 04:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,216
Posted By m2fin

RE: .17 HMR

Only problem on the Savage, so far, is the last round in the mag sticks, most of the time. Appears to launch the round at to great of an angle for the chamber. Other than that, it shoots just fine.
01-02-2004, 09:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 671
Posted By m2fin

RE: Encore?

I was the range last weekend, there was an Encore 30.30 shooter there, he seemed to be getting a great deal of recoil and it was very loud in comparison to the .270 and 30.06 he also was shooting.
...
01-02-2004, 09:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,216
Posted By m2fin

RE: .17 HMR

Stone Cold

The Savage .17 is -$200, add optics you have a great shooter. I added a Nikon 3x9, 1" groups at 110meters. Savage offers a selection.

I looked at the Ruger they are $500 or so,...
Forum: Guns
01-02-2004, 09:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 925
Posted By m2fin

RE: .22 vs. .17

That is a lot of FPS for squirrel.

The .17 round creates a dime size dent with a center raised point in the dent at 50m on a .22 hanging metal target! The .22 leaves a grey circle with no...
12-31-2003, 02:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,305
Posted By m2fin

RE: Sako Forester .308

The price is high. Trying to work the seller to lower the price, the shop that has it on consignment adds % also. The scope is not worth the mounts. $600 is a good number for the Sako based on...
12-31-2003, 11:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,305
Posted By m2fin

Sako Forester .308

Located an 80's Sako Forester .308, great condition, so-so optics.

Great looking stock, smooth action, with light feel. Any feedback on a Sako Forester in .308? All the research tells me...
12-31-2003, 09:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,755
Posted By m2fin

RE: Rem 673 Guide Gun - .308 or .243 cal.

akbound

The 673 .300 has a Redfield Illuminator 3x9, with standard mount (no see thru). Very satisfied with the .300 performance on the range at 110m and 275m, 1.5" groups at 60m and 110m. ...
12-30-2003, 03:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,755
Posted By m2fin

RE: Rem 673 Guide Gun - .308 or .243 cal.

;) I did give that some consideration. .300 SA UM, .350 and .308 seem to fit the 673.
12-30-2003, 02:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,755
Posted By m2fin

Rem 673 Guide Gun - .308 or .243 cal.

Any feedback on the Rem 673 Guide Gun in .308 or .243 caliber?

The .300 Short Action Ultra Mag is a great shooting gun, I am more than satisfied with the performance of my 673. Remington has...
Forum: Guns
12-29-2003, 02:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By m2fin

RE: Rem 700 .270 advice/price question

Aught Six
Seller is the owner on a consignment sale. Not certain if it is the original owner. I agree the price seems very good.
Forum: Guns
12-29-2003, 01:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,306
Posted By m2fin

RE: What rifle will cover ALL my needs???

No matter what or where you hunt the KISS principle always is #1. Simple rifle and optics with readily available ammo. The proven platforms, Win model 70, Rem seven or 700, win 94, marlin 94, etc....
Forum: Guns
12-29-2003, 01:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By m2fin

Rem 700 .270 advice/price question

Checking out a Remington 700 BDL .270 no optics for sale second hand. Appears to be NIB, no marks on the the stock and blueing is fine. The white laminate piece in the stock forearm is tinged brown...
Forum: Guns
12-29-2003, 01:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 817
Posted By m2fin

RE: ultramags help a hunter out!

I just sighted a Rem 673 .300 sa ultra mag. The trajectory statement is correct. Zeroed at 100m the POI as approximately 3" high at 60m with POI at 275m of -5". No windage drift with a light...
Forum: Guns
12-29-2003, 01:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By m2fin

RE: Need recommendation for 12GA O/U?

I would agree for $400 the Baikal is the way to go. Nothing on the market under $500 near. The Ruger red label o.u can be problematic, all the ones I looked at NIB were so loose they fell open, a...
12-24-2003, 07:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 773
Posted By m2fin

RE: utility or ATV

I have used ATVs, mules/utilities and argos. Each have pro/cons.

ATVs are a general use unit, carry people and equipment in tight/tough terrain. Ad a trailer you have a cargo unit.

...
Forum: Guns
12-23-2003, 01:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,007
Posted By m2fin

RE: 303 British

Both will fit the requirement. Agree 100% the .303 is a proven all around take it down round, not a pretty firearm. No need to be concerned about dragging it thru the woods or getting 'use marks'. ...
12-23-2003, 01:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 635
Posted By m2fin

RE: Danner Pronghorn Boots????

RacHunter
I have an early pair of Pronghorns, the camo wore off the toes, not great for clambering around fields/hills for upland, the sole is to flexible. On the other hand, they are light, no...
12-23-2003, 01:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,738
Posted By m2fin

RE: Motorola T5710 Radios

The simpler Motorola models are better. I have some of the original 'yellow' Motorola FRS units that are unbeatable, you can get them on ebay all the time for $15 each. The T5710 5 mile units use...
Forum: Guns
12-22-2003, 12:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,334
Posted By m2fin

RE: Stay away from www.eastcountyguns!

;)
Everybody needs to remember a good deal is a state of mind..........

I have purchased via gunbroker.com a few items, deals went thru. Also have used other BBS.com sources with success. ...
12-22-2003, 12:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,909
Posted By m2fin

RE: Hunting Boots

losthwy


The Danner camo Pronghorns I have are early manu date.

AKbound - 100% agree, you need to know the purpose/requirement before selecting a boot. I use a pair of Altmar desert...
12-17-2003, 12:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,909
Posted By m2fin

RE: Hunting Boots

Pronghorn boots are like wearing a sneaker, only two issues I found were the sole is to flexible for walking fields/tough terrain all day and the camo faded on mine. Just used mine the other day in...
12-16-2003, 05:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,909
Posted By m2fin

RE: Hunting Boots

Nitro23

www.danner.com has them all. www.cabelas.com has most of the boots for less money. You can find them on the www at large outdoor sites for good prices.

The customer service is...
12-15-2003, 11:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,909
Posted By m2fin

RE: Hunting Boots

Danner's are the way to go. Pricey but the best. My first pair lasted 10+ years heavy use, gortex bootie started leaking, soles were fine, uppers were fine.

Danner for all but the super cold...
12-15-2003, 07:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,874
Posted By m2fin

Spotting Scope/bench rest for sighting in

Made the mistake of trying to sight in a new rifle/scope this weekend, no spotting scope and no bench rest (just bipod).

Any recommendations/experience with Spotting Scopes? Primary use will be...
12-15-2003, 07:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 602
Posted By m2fin

RE: What is a cheap, reliable GPS?

$100 etrex.
All the manu units are near same in function/capability. Difference is in the antenna and memory. Most users don't walk the woods with the unit on tracking as they go, the quad helix...
12-15-2003, 07:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,118
Posted By m2fin

RE: The right knife

What a question!

You could use one knife for everything. Need to get one with good steel AUS-40 or D-2, the harder the steel the tougher the edge and sharpening is some work.

A few I have...
Forum: Guns
12-12-2003, 02:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 674
Posted By m2fin

RE: Tikka and Browning?

The Tikka action is a big step up in quality from the Brownings I have recently checked out. The Browning did not seem to have the fit/finish quality of the Tikka. The Tikka is a hard to find gun,...
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