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Forum: Sporting Dogs
12-03-2008, 07:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,559
Posted By kdvollmer

RE: german shorthair question

THe GSP is fast coming one of the most popular upland dogs out there. Lots of others too. For the other breed owners, not taking anything away from yours. I have a GSP, and quick likely will try a...
12-03-2008, 07:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,781
Posted By kdvollmer

RE: Mossberg Reserve Series O/U

I looked at them myself about a year ago, and really couldn't find too many people that had something good to say about them. I decided to spend the money and went with a Browning Citori. Not...
Forum: Optics
07-24-2008, 06:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 13,201
Posted By kdvollmer

RE: Nikon Monarch, Buckmaster and Leupold vx3

Buy the Nikon, don't waste your money on the Lupy. I bought a MK 4 tactical, spent close to a grand on it. 5 whole shots and the reticle broke. IMO leupold quality has suffered a ton in the last...
Forum: Optics
07-16-2008, 09:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,288
Posted By kdvollmer

RE: What would be the best scope for A 308

I give another vote to the Nikon Buckmaster. I had one on my .308 before it was stolen. I used that setup to take prairie dogs out to about 750 meters.Granted, not many take at that distance, but...
Forum: Optics
07-05-2008, 07:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,281
Posted By kdvollmer

RE: leupold VX-lll

I bought a lupy MK 4 Tactical for a .338 LM 4 shots through it, and the damn reticle broke loose of the glass. How do I know it was reticle, it was straight, perfectly straight on 3 sides, and the...
Forum: Guns
07-05-2008, 08:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,378
Posted By kdvollmer

RE: Concealed Weapon-Revolver Or Semi

Pick your poison. I carry a Semi in 9mm. Some folks say for a carry / defense gun to use a revolver. If there is a misfire, just pull the trigger again, and it cycles again. Might be a plus. But...
Forum: Optics
07-05-2008, 08:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,281
Posted By kdvollmer

RE: leupold VX-lll

Skip the Lupy, and buy something from NightForce
06-30-2008, 10:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,894
Posted By kdvollmer

RE: Sea fishing in FL and other things.

1) for the shirts, check saltwater sportsman fishing magazine. They have a t-shirt club in there that fits your bill. Not sure if you can find the info online or not. Just try a web search for the...
Forum: Guns
06-25-2008, 06:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,068
Posted By kdvollmer

RE: good gun and caliber?

Another vote for the .338 Lapua Mag. I bought an Armalite AR-30 and love it. Only issue is having the trigger lightened up some. Mine was heavy. Maybe 7-8 #. I had an armorer with a PD take it down...
Forum: Reloading
06-17-2008, 05:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,892
Posted By kdvollmer

RE: Is reloading cost effective?

I see that you shoot a .338 Win mag. and I am going to guess that can get pricey to shoot. Not that the others can't get there too, but, some things just cost more. For me, it was a no brainer. I...
Forum: Midwest
06-16-2008, 06:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 763
Posted By kdvollmer

RE: Buying acorns

Check you local golf courses. Hit up the head greenskeeper. I used to work golf course maintinence, and each spring we would pick up all the branches and acorns around the course. we had one area...
Forum: Guns
06-16-2008, 06:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,846
Posted By kdvollmer

RE: Which of these long range rifles would you pick?? (also 700p update in here)

I have the Armalite AR-30 in .338 Lapua and cannot say enough about it. There are a few guys in the forums here that know how I feel. I bought mine about 4 years ago while I was living in Ca. I found...
06-06-2008, 07:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,961
Posted By kdvollmer

RE: best ocean rod and reel?

I would suggest a 7ft Ugly stick in the 20# line class. For your real, a Penn 7500 series will handle about 95% of your pier and shore fishing needs. I have hundreds of fish from 1-100 lbs with that...
06-06-2008, 07:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,654
Posted By kdvollmer

RE: St. Augustine, Florida

If you are going to be doing the salktwater bit there, then just hit the local bait shop when you get there. Most of the fishing on the pier there is down with a 2 hook bottom rig. Sinker on the...
Forum: Reloading
06-06-2008, 06:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,058
Posted By kdvollmer

RE: .223 brass vs ammo

I would go check the local range and pick up what you can there. That = Free for your brass. Not sur ehow it is there, but on the range here, most guys don't keep their brass, so there is pleanty out...
Forum: Reloading
06-06-2008, 06:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,047
Posted By kdvollmer

RE: Custom Ammo Loaders?

go buy some reloading equipment, get the local gunshop owner to show you how to work it and load your own. You will get better results as you can test fire every different load you work up so see...
Forum: Optics
05-04-2008, 07:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,201
Posted By kdvollmer

RE: Good inexpensive scope

Go take a look at Nikons lines. I think that you will be impressed. I had one on my .308, and wish I still had it instead of the $1000 + Luepold I put on my .338.
Forum: Optics
05-04-2008, 07:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,470
Posted By kdvollmer

RE: 300 ultra Mag

9X @ 200 should be plenty considering that the military Snipers used 10X fixed out over 1000 yds for many years.


All Above are good suggestions. I would also say to take a look at the Nikon...
03-09-2008, 04:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,942
Posted By kdvollmer

RE: Upland shotgun for lefty

get her a good over under. The newer models will shoot the 3 to 3.5 shells. O/U doesn't matter if you are lefty or righty. Just something to think about.
Forum: Guns
03-09-2008, 04:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,068
Posted By kdvollmer

RE: views on hi-point 9mm

Without reading all the way through past page 1 to the end, and hopefully not reposting somebody elses thoughts, but does a nick name like:pawn shop garbage mean anything to you?? The only people I...
Forum: Politics
02-28-2008, 02:37 AM
Forum: Guns
02-28-2008, 01:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 961
Posted By kdvollmer

RE: Favorite All Around Rifle Catridge?

My vote, for pretty much anything larger than small game ( rabbit, squirrel, yotes....) deer and above is .338 LM. The .338 LM is a bit much for deer and smaller large game, but it is good for just...
Forum: Optics
02-28-2008, 01:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,959
Posted By kdvollmer

RE: SCOPE MAGNIFICATION

For 400 yds, you really don't need the 16. I had a 14.5 Nikon on my .308 and shot Prairie Dogs at just over 700 meters with it. I don't know anything about that scope company, but I will say that...
Forum: Guns
02-27-2008, 11:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,417
Posted By kdvollmer

RE: Need advise- handgun for wife

Best thing to do to find her a handgun is 1) keep your mouth shut on what she needs. I don't mean to be rude, but what you like, or think she should have isn't always going to be the best thing. ...
Forum: Guns
02-26-2008, 10:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,968
Posted By kdvollmer

RE: Reloading Vs Cheap Ammo

Reloading has saved me a ton of Money. I would say that it took me less than a year to make up the cost of my reloading gear. Depending on what you are reloading for, Pistols, you might save $2-4 on...
Forum: Guns
02-26-2008, 10:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 778
Posted By kdvollmer

RE: Shot an XD this weekend. WOW

No more than they cost new, why not get it new. Sure, you can get one used for whatever the price is, but brand new they are right around $500 or so.
02-25-2008, 11:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,071
Posted By kdvollmer

RE: Sig Sauer Mosquito?

I know a lot of guys that bought them when I was living in California. They all loved them. Of the 5 or 6 guys that had them at least half of them owned more than one. I have never shot them...
Forum: Collectibles
02-24-2008, 11:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,028
Posted By kdvollmer

Forum: Guns
02-23-2008, 10:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,838
Posted By kdvollmer

RE: Long range yote rifle?

If you are not going to keep the pelts, or I should say sell them, and don't mind the big hole, then have at it with the 7mm. Though I would agree that there are better choices.
Forum: Guns
02-23-2008, 10:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,732
Posted By kdvollmer

RE: 2 Rifles to hunt the world?

As much of a fan of the .338 as I am, you are required min of .375 for much of Africa's game so:

.375
.22-250
Forum: Guns
02-23-2008, 10:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 865
Posted By kdvollmer

RE: effect of cold on accuracy

General rule of thumb for shooting. Not an exact science, but it is what is taught to military snipers.


From any given temperature the following will happen:

for every 20 degree...
Forum: Guns
02-23-2008, 09:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,589
Posted By kdvollmer

RE: Problems finding lefthand rifle - XCR

Have you given any thought to shooting a Right handed rifle, left handed. Might SOUND funny, but thing about it. When you are in the prone, or shooting off a bench, you have your left hand on the...
Forum: Politics
02-23-2008, 12:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 897
Posted By kdvollmer

RE: Poor Ethanol

I knew a few guys growing up that were growing it anyway. don't know what the government is so damn afraid of. People did it then, are still doing it today, and will contiue to do it.
Forum: Politics
02-22-2008, 11:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,515
Posted By kdvollmer

RE: Our fight against the anti crowd

ASK THAT AUTHOR WHERE THEIR LUNCH TODAY, AND DINNER LAST NIGHT CAME FROM. SEEMS THAT THE AMERICAN BEEF PROCESSORS ARE MORE INHUMANE THAN THOSE OF US IN THE HUNTING COMMUNITY. HMMMMMMMMM FOOD FOR...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
02-22-2008, 11:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,548
Posted By kdvollmer

RE: Need help finding the right dog

check out the German Shorthair Pointers, Google them, google the DD breed, and the DK breed. ( german version of them ) I think that you would be impressed to see that they fit your bill nicely
Forum: Politics
02-21-2008, 11:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 488
Posted By kdvollmer

RE: ASDA Faces Threats To Dog Ownership

I was just about to say the same thing. That is what we call a BOGNO truck. Not sure if that is a brand name, or what, but, they are the main means of small time shipping and transport in local...
Forum: Guns
02-21-2008, 11:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 19,908
Posted By kdvollmer

RE: Highest quality rifle under $3,000?

HS precision, Dakota Arms ( might have a couple in that price range ) Remington Custom Shop builds fine rifles too. Just to name a couple....
Forum: Guns
02-21-2008, 12:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 900
Posted By kdvollmer

RE: long range target rifle

Accuracy International does make really nice rifles. I have shot their .338 Lapua, and all I can say is WOW. If it wasn't so expensive I would have one. I think that their rifles start around 6000...
Forum: Guns
02-20-2008, 10:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,320
Posted By kdvollmer

RE: Your best deal buying a gun...

HK USP compact 9mm for $300.
Forum: Guns
02-20-2008, 10:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 900
Posted By kdvollmer

RE: long range target rifle

I suggest the Dakota Arms Longbow. The run right around 5K give or take a couple hundred. Add another $1000-1500 for a good scope, and another 200 for some badger rings and you are set. Chambered...
Forum: Politics
02-19-2008, 09:07 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 3,226
Posted By kdvollmer

RE: Do you support the iraq war

And my biggest argument that I am having here is that people say he lied about WMD. HE didn't lie about it. His reasoning was based on faulty intel.

And there is somebody in here, and I would...
Forum: Politics
02-19-2008, 01:30 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 3,226
Posted By kdvollmer

RE: Do you support the iraq war

I'm just wondering what the hell you were watching on your liberal minded TV when it all started. Bush went in based on what information he was getting from the government intelligence agencies. ...
Forum: Politics
02-18-2008, 12:52 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 3,226
Posted By kdvollmer

RE: Do you support the iraq war

I have just a couple things to say and ask here.

How did the administration lie about the WMD. That was the intel that they had at the time. It wasn't until AFTER we invaded here that it was...
Forum: Guns
02-17-2008, 10:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 576
Posted By kdvollmer

RE: Olympic arms AR15 A2

Never owned or shot one, but I agree that they really do not have a great reputation. For another $200 or so, you should have no trouble getting into one of the more reputable names in the AR game.
Forum: Optics
02-17-2008, 10:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,204
Posted By kdvollmer

RE: Leupold is the best!

I bought a MK 4 for my .338 LM, and that is the reason that I have no interest in owning another. somewhere within say the first 10 shots, and a piece of the reticle came off. I called Leupold they...
02-17-2008, 02:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,220
Posted By kdvollmer

RE: PICTURES OF XPLODING BULLET

you don't necessarily need to strike a primer to get it to go off. if it was pressed hard enough I believe that it could go off. I say this because when I first started reloading, I had a primer...
Forum: Optics
02-17-2008, 01:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,505
Posted By kdvollmer

RE: Do you prefer an adjustable objective or not?

Only way to go if you ask me, even for your hunting rifles. I suggest keeping them on a lower power most of the time so you can see what you are shooting at close rnge if you jump a deer, or...
Forum: Optics
02-17-2008, 01:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,288
Posted By kdvollmer

RE: decently priced good varmit scope??

Nikon Buckmaster 4.5 x 14 x???? gets my vote. For the money hard to beat. Had one on my Rem 700 PSS, used it for sniper competitions as well as hunting. Clear enough and good enough to take...
Forum: Optics
02-17-2008, 01:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,204
Posted By kdvollmer

RE: Leupold is the best!

I agree with the CS bit as well, but their product quality has gone down hill now for at least 10 years IMO. Glad to hear that they have somebody to keep them afloat, because it won't be me....
Forum: Optics
02-17-2008, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,135
Posted By kdvollmer

RE: browning vs. buckmaster

I have both, NIkon, and the Bushnell version of the 3200. The Nikon is considerably better IMO.
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