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Forum: Guns
05-14-2019, 01:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By dig4gold

I am removing this gun from being sold. I have...

I am removing this gun from being sold. I have PM'd Admin to remove it.
NO LONGER FOR SALE.
Forum: Guns
05-10-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By dig4gold

Yes, this gun was made under the Smith & Wesson...

Yes, this gun was made under the Smith & Wesson parent ownership.
Forum: Guns
05-05-2019, 06:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By dig4gold

This TC/Encore Pro Hunter is still available for...

This TC/Encore Pro Hunter is still available for sale. Not even 4 months old. Shoots very well! Just can't handle the recoil with my wrist injury.
Will ship via FFL dealers.
Forum: Reloading
04-25-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 149
Posted By dig4gold

Good idea! Thanks Thanks Bronko!

Good idea! Thanks
Thanks Bronko!
Forum: Reloading
04-25-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 149
Posted By dig4gold

.308/General brass questions . . ."How short is too short?"

Over a period of time of reloading I have accumulated a bunch of .308 brass that is shorter than 2.015. So how short is too short? A quick look around the net would indicate that so long as your neck...
Forum: Guns
04-25-2019, 07:26 AM
Forum: Guns
04-22-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By dig4gold

Thanks . . . I'll talk to local FedEx or UPS. ...

Thanks . . . I'll talk to local FedEx or UPS.
Course . . . If I take it apart . . . is it still a pistol? (lol)
Forum: Guns
04-22-2019, 06:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By dig4gold

Thompson/Center Encore Pro Hunter Pistol ~ 7mm-08 w/case & scope

As the title says . . . T/C Encore Prohunter Pistol with cushioned grips in 7mm-08 with UTG scope with red, green, or black projectile drop compensation reticle. Included is the carrying bag....
Forum: Guns
03-10-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By dig4gold

Great. Make sense. You suppose it effects value?...

Great. Make sense. You suppose it effects value? It's on an older Ruger 10/22.
02-28-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,528
Posted By dig4gold

Elk hunting . . . my passion for 34+ years. Every...

Elk hunting . . . my passion for 34+ years. Every year I think I know enough to succeed . . . only to be reminded that they have the upper hand.
My favorite hunting is archery, best weather, Aspen...
Forum: Guns
02-28-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 673
Posted By dig4gold

Interesting (and common) topic. I hunt in Wyoming...

Interesting (and common) topic. I hunt in Wyoming where the Deer and the Antelope play. I've shot deer, antelope and elk with .270, 338, 300 WM, 7mm, 7mm-08, 25-06,and .308. Also 243, 223 (deer &...
Forum: Guns
02-28-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 446
Posted By dig4gold

No mercy 448, that's a concise solution. Gonna...

No mercy 448, that's a concise solution. Gonna try it! The grip is stock and seems a little large, but do-able. The more I shoot it the more in tune I will get with the needs of the gun. I've had...
Forum: Guns
02-27-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By dig4gold

"CAI Re-import Stamp " . . . what does this mean?

I'm looking at a Ruger 10/22 and the seller's description says; "CAI Re-import Stamp on Left Side". I'm pleading ignorance here. Never heard of this. What is it? how does it affect gun value?
Forum: Guns
02-12-2019, 05:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 446
Posted By dig4gold

Good idea. I would have never thought of those. ...

Good idea. I would have never thought of those. Something else that has helped is I put the Bellum trigger kit/upgrade in it. Trigger pull is down to about 2 1/4 lbs. As well as polishing and honing...
Forum: Guns
02-12-2019, 03:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 446
Posted By dig4gold

"killed in front and crippled behind" Yeesh!! ...

"killed in front and crippled behind" Yeesh!! So far, the part of the hand getting the most "damage" is the index finger. I'm gonna apply some mole skin on the trigger guard area and I did find...
Forum: Guns
02-11-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 446
Posted By dig4gold

Padded gloves for shooting

Recently picked up a Thompson center Encore Pro Hunter pistol in 7mm-08. I do like it a lot. Still working on a load and zeroing it in for hunting. But at the range it would be nice to use a glove...
Forum: Reloading
01-30-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Posted By dig4gold

Questions about Case forming 308 to 7mm-08

I'm getting a Thompson Center Encore pistol in 7mm-08. I have a lot of .308 brass. I've already done a few and taken some measurements. Looks like it should work.
Any precautions I should be looking...
Forum: Reloading
01-29-2019, 05:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 130
Posted By dig4gold

Load data for T/C Encore Pistol in 7mm-08

I'm getting a T/C Encore Pistol (15' barrel) in 7mm-08 and all I know is I'll be using 140 gr bullets (Nosler?, Barnes?, Hornady?) and probably RL-15 for powder. But I'm not sure if I should be...
01-24-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 569
Posted By dig4gold

So a fixed power . . .. nice. I have read that...

So a fixed power . . .. nice. I have read that the red dot doesn't work so well at distance because the dot tends to cover up your target. Not good. I'm leaning towards a scope with say a 20" eye...
01-24-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 569
Posted By dig4gold

Scope, or Red Dot on my pistol?

Had bunches of rifle scopes so I know what they can provide. But I'm wanting to mount some optics on my .308 pistol that will give me fast target acquisition, and not be more scope/red dot than you...
Forum: Reloading
01-12-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By dig4gold

Still mystified by Load Data . . .

Only been reloading about 6-7 years and I must say with some success and satisfaction in my work. Not without the handful of near death experiences . . . but all in all have become addicted to...
Forum: Reloading
12-15-2018, 03:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 586
Posted By dig4gold

Oh and . . . I have been using RL 15 (Reliant)...

Oh and . . . I have been using RL 15 (Reliant) for my .308, .223, and a couple others. Also meant to get or download a Burn Rate Chart. Gives you an idea of whether a powder is "hot" or "cooler".
Forum: Reloading
12-14-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 586
Posted By dig4gold

I've only been reloading for a few years and...

I've only been reloading for a few years and consider myself still new to doing this. What helped me decide was researching everything I could find on the caliber(s) I was loading. I started with the...
Forum: Reloading
12-14-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 186
Posted By dig4gold

All hail MagnetoSpeed users

I took my V3 out today for the first time with very satisfactory results. As a chronograph goes, it's easy to use at a busy range, accurate readings, no nonsense putting it on and tightening. But...
12-06-2018, 06:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 790
Posted By dig4gold

Want to Hog hunt in Texas . . . Help?

We want to hog hunt the first week in April in Texas and would like some suggestions like what part of the state, weapons to use, how to bring meat home, reputable outfitter(s), etc. Want at least a...
06-14-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By dig4gold

Naw . . . Badger Cr fire in SE Wyoming. Near Fox...

Naw . . . Badger Cr fire in SE Wyoming. Near Fox Park.
But I will be doing that . . . just opening up conversation from those who have experienced these things. We got lots of Beetle kill up here...
06-14-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By dig4gold

Big game behavior during and after a fire . . .

Looking for info on the movement of big game (i.e. elk, moose, mulies, WT) during, and after a National forest wild fire?
I know that they come back the next year after a fire. Seen that many times...
Forum: Guns
03-28-2018, 04:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 474
Posted By dig4gold

New to this.. They are on consignment on my...

New to this.. They are on consignment on my buddy's site and wasn't sure how to proceed.
If interested, please go to link provided to purchase. He has FFL.

The previous owner put that on the...
Forum: Guns
03-28-2018, 04:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 408
Posted By dig4gold

New to this.. They are on consignment on my...

New to this.. They are on consignment on my buddy's site and wasn't sure how to proceed.
If interested, please go to link provided to purchase. He has FFL.
The previous owner put that on the .2243...
Forum: Guns
03-27-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 474
Posted By dig4gold

SAVAGE Model 110 7 Mag W/Many Extras

Boyds Stock
24" Free Floated Barrel w/ Vais Muzzle Brake
Rifle Basics Trigger
Vortex Crossfire II 6-24x50 AO Scope
Scope Lens Covers
Scope Rail w/Level
5 Boxes Hornady Superformance (80633) 7...
Forum: Guns
03-27-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 408
Posted By dig4gold

SAVAGE Model 11 .243 W/ Many Extras

Boyds Ultimate Varminter Stock
22" Free Floated Barrel w/ Vais Muzzle Brake
Rifle Basics Trigger
Vortex Viper PA 6.5-20x44 Scope w/Level
Scope Lens Covers
7 Boxes Fusion .243 95gr Ammo
.243...
03-11-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 618
Posted By dig4gold

My conclusion is thus; when the rut is is more...

My conclusion is thus; when the rut is is more important than moon phase to the behavior of elk. The autumnal equinox is the 22nd, which is commonly believed to be the peak period, and so I'll be...
03-09-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 618
Posted By dig4gold

We average 9000 ft

We average 9000 ft
03-09-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 618
Posted By dig4gold

S.E. Wyoming . . . sorry.

S.E. Wyoming . . . sorry.
03-09-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 618
Posted By dig4gold

Thanks! That's where I'm leaning . . . any...

Thanks! That's where I'm leaning . . . any excuse to talk Elk.
03-09-2018, 06:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 618
Posted By dig4gold

This isn't about being successful necessarily,...

This isn't about being successful necessarily, (I've harvested 5 elk in the past 7 years, bow and rifle), but more about "which week should I take off from work". In recent years I have been up...
03-09-2018, 05:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 618
Posted By dig4gold

Hunting for Elk . . . which week?

So..... Elk bow hunt planning and was wondering if yous guys would rather go when the moon was dark (Sep 9th), or right about the peak of the rut (Full moon: Sep 24th)?
They never seem to co-inside!
Forum: Bowhunting
03-08-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 434
Posted By dig4gold

Bow hunt for Elk . . . which week?

So..... Elk bow hunt planning and was wondering if yous guys would rather go when the moon was dark (Sep 9th), or right about the peak of the rut (Full moon: Sep 24th)?
They never seem to...
Forum: Reloading
12-21-2017, 05:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By dig4gold

I've used Lapua on my .308 ammo and have had to...

I've used Lapua on my .308 ammo and have had to throw a bunch away because of expended primer pockets. Before I "knew better". All would go boom when you puled he trigger, but a lot of them blew the...
Forum: Reloading
12-20-2017, 03:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By dig4gold

Do reduce your loads in the Lapua? say 1.5gr? I'm...

Do reduce your loads in the Lapua? say 1.5gr? I'm told that it's a good idea because the wall thickness is greater and therefore would produce higher pressure levels than other brass.
Forum: Reloading
12-20-2017, 09:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By dig4gold

Wonder who makes Federal's brass . . . I doubt...

Wonder who makes Federal's brass . . . I doubt they do. Seems to do fine at the press. Now to the range!
Forum: Reloading
12-20-2017, 06:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By dig4gold

Yet another question . . .??

How good is Federal/Fusion brass? I've got a bunch of "once fired" .243 brass that I would like to re-load.
Go ahead? Or scrap it all for something better?
Forum: Reloading
12-20-2017, 05:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 510
Posted By dig4gold

Right . . . Thanks!

Right . . . Thanks!
Forum: Reloading
12-19-2017, 01:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 510
Posted By dig4gold

"Hand Priming Tool ". It has the round pan. I'm...

"Hand Priming Tool ". It has the round pan. I'm referring to the rod that pushes the primer into the pocket.
Forum: Reloading
12-19-2017, 11:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 510
Posted By dig4gold

RCBS Hand Priming Tool question

I think it's called the primer rod . . . But why is it flat on one end and rounded on the other. I've only used the flat because it looks like using the rounded end would actually put a concave dent...
Forum: Reloading
12-09-2017, 08:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 454
Posted By dig4gold

Powder levels in .45 Colt??

Just loading some .45 Colt using 12gr HS-6 and it occurred to me that in a horizontal position (in the cylinder) that the powder level may be below the primer. And probably is for any of the popular...
Forum: Reloading
12-08-2017, 01:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 466
Posted By dig4gold

Loading .45 Colt hard cast 250gr bullet . . .

These bullets are RNFP 250gr. hard cast with a red lube ring. Gun is a Blackhawk.
I'd like to push these bullets to +P velocities but am unsure of the safety/accuracy aspect to doing so. One "gun...
Forum: Guns
11-20-2017, 06:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 750
Posted By dig4gold

Thanks all!! Gonna try and find a variety of...

Thanks all!! Gonna try and find a variety of rifled slugs and see which my gun likes.
Forum: Guns
11-19-2017, 06:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 750
Posted By dig4gold

I have a 20ga that takes 3" with a fixed...

I have a 20ga that takes 3" with a fixed "MODIFIED" choke.
I agree the Model 97 should be hanging on the wall. But this hunt has put me in a bind (didn't read the rules before applying!) It's a...
Forum: Guns
11-19-2017, 04:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 750
Posted By dig4gold

The dime won't go halfway. Just under half. ...

The dime won't go halfway. Just under half.
I've mic'd it at .7". And it is stamped "FULL" on the barrel.
I'm thinking that the sabot may not travel as far as a more open choke, but the bullet...
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