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Forum: Reloading
08-18-2012, 08:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,510
Posted By Gromky

Can't give you a great answer, but I can say...

Can't give you a great answer, but I can say RL-22 (a great powder for the caliber) is regarded as pretty sensitive. There needs to be a lot more research done on the subject, but the powder...
Forum: Guns
08-18-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 15,818
Posted By Gromky

When you were able to make it to town, the...

When you were able to make it to town, the shelves of the small grocery stores were not empty. People in town also had extra on hand in case of a storm. People had a supply on hand at home to hold...
Forum: Reloading
02-22-2012, 08:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 939
Posted By Gromky

Maybe they don't seat the bullet as accurately...

Maybe they don't seat the bullet as accurately linearly, so they tend to first contact the barrel differently. Or they use the "same" bullet, but are produced with somewhat lower standards. Or it's...
Forum: Reloading
02-08-2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,479
Posted By Gromky

Lyman is a classic, but I think they backed off a...

Lyman is a classic, but I think they backed off a bit in later editions.

One thing to remember is that the powder manufacturer's often have recommended loads on their website. From what I've...
01-28-2012, 12:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,583
Posted By Gromky

Ok, remember Robin Hood? The whole thing was...

Ok, remember Robin Hood? The whole thing was killing the crown's deer is bad. They're his, because they taste so good. You want venison? Possibly more expensive than lobster. So it must be...
01-27-2012, 11:59 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 130,390
Posted By Gromky

Handloads and rifle of choice. Really, 06 is a...

Handloads and rifle of choice. Really, 06 is a perfect default. The military hit it early, and realized it was great for single targets but heavy.

If you load, it really opens up many choices. ...
12-10-2011, 06:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,681
Posted By Gromky

As much as I hate the damn things, I agree it's...

As much as I hate the damn things, I agree it's also a good reminder to bring your phone or radio and making sure people know where you are as accurately as you can. Maybe you won't get reception,...
10-07-2011, 01:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,716
Posted By Gromky

$200 boots, can get +10 yrs of heavy use out of...

$200 boots, can get +10 yrs of heavy use out of them.

The other advantage of better boots without the soft foam and cheap materials is that they usually end up more comfortable once they're broken...
10-06-2011, 09:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,716
Posted By Gromky

Agreed with military surplus for cheap outer...

Agreed with military surplus for cheap outer layers and such. You need a pair of boots, period. You can get an ok pair for $40-50 if you shop sales at outdoor stores. They won't last as long, but...
10-06-2011, 09:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,117
Posted By Gromky

Don't worry about the lead. Look for signs of...

Don't worry about the lead. Look for signs of sepsis.

If there are signs of bad meat and infection, avoid those. As an adult, lead metal isn't a huge fear, it's only the more soluble forms that...
10-03-2011, 10:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,457
Posted By Gromky

If you want lighter and elk capable you're...

If you want lighter and elk capable you're probably talking .308 or .30-06 (or 7mm Rem mag, or whatever caliber people will be annoyed I didn't mention). Perhaps the two most standard rounds in...
09-30-2011, 09:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,755
Posted By Gromky

According to all evidence, deer do not see color....

According to all evidence, deer do not see color. Most camo is based upon human perception of color.

Yes, breaking up your pattern is helpful, but I'm sure you'll get dozens of stories of people...
09-15-2011, 10:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,218
Posted By Gromky

You can get a fold-up trailer from Harbor Freight...

You can get a fold-up trailer from Harbor Freight for something like $250 if you get a coupon online. I think there's a cheaper, smaller version, but I've beat the crap out of the one they sell...
09-15-2011, 09:56 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,553
Posted By Gromky

.300 Win Mag. If it's past elk season and deer...

.300 Win Mag. If it's past elk season and deer only, underloaded to just a hair above .30-06 velocity.

Overkill, but more about the specific rifle than the caliber.
08-17-2011, 11:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 11,795
Posted By Gromky

My only comment is don't do it on public land. ...

My only comment is don't do it on public land. The initial post didn't specify the location.

Yes, I'm pretty sure you don't intend to do it on public land, but there seems to be a growing...
08-09-2011, 08:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,268
Posted By Gromky

When you go to appraoch a landowner for...

When you go to appraoch a landowner for permission, wwear neat, clean clothing. It may sound chinsy, but first impressions are the ones that last.

Too formal will be a mistake, but a tucked in...
08-28-2010, 11:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 815
Posted By Gromky

If it's warmer than a fridge, you should get it...

If it's warmer than a fridge, you should get it back to a walk-in cooler or butcher quickly.

Meat goes bad very quickly. You could theoretically have enough ice chests or a large enough space to...
08-17-2010, 11:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,943
Posted By Gromky

just wondering whose side your on? I'm on...

just wondering whose side your on?

I'm on the side that understands homonyms. I'm a pure meat hunter, with a few hippie friends, many of whom I have pissed off by creating transgenic food...
Forum: Guns
08-17-2010, 10:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,570
Posted By Gromky

A 300 win becomes a 30-06 that recoils alot...

A 300 win becomes a 30-06 that recoils alot harder with a 22 inch barrel.

Not necessarily. With a standard load of 77 grains of RL-22 (both by Alliant and Lyman), 180 grain bullet, a bit over 22"...
08-17-2010, 10:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 21,995
Posted By Gromky

Unfortunately, considering the reticle is...

Unfortunately, considering the reticle is internal in a sealed body...it would probably cost them more to pull it apart, change it, and reseal it than you paid for it to begin with. It's easy to...
Forum: Guns
08-14-2010, 11:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,243
Posted By Gromky

It's fun to watch, but I hate the bitching. ...

It's fun to watch, but I hate the bitching.

"Oh no, I have to shoot a crossbow. This is stupid, I shoot pistols, I hate this!" If I were on the show I'd be saying "Wow, this is cool. It's more...
08-14-2010, 10:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,160
Posted By Gromky

No direct experience. I just put on a Nikon...

No direct experience. I just put on a Nikon Monarch...but I was heavily considering a Vortex, it was having to switch to 30mm that stopped it.

Absolutely everything I've seen about them online...
08-14-2010, 10:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,913
Posted By Gromky

The sheep hunts Ive been on in nevada can...

The sheep hunts Ive been on in nevada can definately wear on you in every aspect. Yet I still cant imagine how tough a mountain goat hunt could be. Based on habitat only I would think this would be...
08-14-2010, 10:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 735
Posted By Gromky

As a veterinarian, I have treated many...

As a veterinarian, I have treated many snakebites. I have never lost a dog that was bitten on the face, but if bit elsewhere in a muscle, I have lost some of those. Antivenom helps, but due to...
08-13-2010, 11:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,943
Posted By Gromky

I'm sorry but I can not make any sense out of...

I'm sorry but I can not make any sense out of that post.

I'll put it more simply.

If they're having to add extra cow hunts at the end of the season it means one thing...the population is...
08-11-2010, 11:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,943
Posted By Gromky

Why don't you just tell me? Either there are now...

Why don't you just tell me? Either there are now lots of "late season cow hunts" because the wolves have eaten them all, therefore you need to go cull the herd even more, or there are no longer...
08-09-2010, 11:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,413
Posted By Gromky

I can pin point it to my land, my stand, my...

I can pin point it to my land, my stand, my hunting spot. And I am a little jealous because he has invested nothing into our hunting. We are good friends but I feel I should stand my ground.

Do...
08-06-2010, 10:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,943
Posted By Gromky

As someone who actually lives in northern Idaho,...

As someone who actually lives in northern Idaho, wolves have done little to change deer and elk harvest. Farmers closing off land has been the big problem, along with the game animals going...
08-04-2010, 09:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,312
Posted By Gromky

I assume you mean black bear, and not grizzley. ...

I assume you mean black bear, and not grizzley.

People talk up the horror stories, and you have Grizzley Man on TV...but most black bears are much less dangerous than a bull moose or elk. I've...
Forum: Guns
07-29-2010, 11:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,432
Posted By Gromky

There used to be a ton of surplus .308/7.62x51mm...

There used to be a ton of surplus .308/7.62x51mm ammo out there. If you didn't reload, you could save a ton of money with surplus machine gun ammo. Now, that has mostly dried up.

If I were...
07-25-2010, 12:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,552
Posted By Gromky

After becoming an adult and learning how my...

After becoming an adult and learning how my father works I've learned that when he says "shot placement is all that matters" I know he really means that it's really important and that's his way of...
07-25-2010, 12:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,387
Posted By Gromky

I saw an article in a magazine several years ago,...

I saw an article in a magazine several years ago, that took photos of camo patterns in B/W. It was amazing how they stood out against the background. The surface texture of the cloth I think made...
06-09-2010, 12:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 898
Posted By Gromky

My only complaint is being stabbed in the knee by...

My only complaint is being stabbed in the knee by a Fish and Game officer. It was an accident, he slipped and I was about two feet behind him as a kid. I got lucky, no serious damage.

Otherwise,...
Forum: Guns
06-08-2010, 11:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,952
Posted By Gromky

my most reliable gun would be my good ol enfield...

my most reliable gun would be my good ol enfield .303 since its 96 years old and still prints under a 7/8 group while its wearing a scope.

I'd agree. Unmodified (matching serial numbers) Enfield...
Forum: Reloading
04-17-2010, 10:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 968
Posted By Gromky

Consistency on the chrono. Followed by...

Consistency on the chrono. Followed by consistency on the target. Those are the only two things that really matter (if you aren't exceeding safe pressure). You might get the first without the...
Forum: Reloading
04-01-2010, 09:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,766
Posted By Gromky

I'd say go for the scale as well. You'll save...

I'd say go for the scale as well. You'll save enough money handloading in the end anyway. And, if you do a good job, you can maybe do some loading for friends to regain some cash.

With a decent...
03-18-2010, 01:06 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,604
Posted By Gromky

Enfield .303 British. 1903 Springfield...

Enfield .303 British. 1903 Springfield rechambered to .300 Win Mag if we can get it up and going again next year.
02-25-2010, 07:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,563
Posted By Gromky

Anybody else on here keep the ribs?? I asked...

Anybody else on here keep the ribs?? I asked about it once but was told that they aren't any good. I usually just trim the meat out and put it in the sausage pile.

Yes, I'll keep ribs. They can...
11-26-2009, 01:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,452
Posted By Gromky

I have a bit of animosity towards a specific...

I have a bit of animosity towards a specific Toyota dealership, but that's a long story.

As far as the company, and vehicles...well, there's no room to complain. Everything I know about the...
10-30-2009, 08:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,234
Posted By Gromky

The buck I found last weekend had a rifle shot...

The buck I found last weekend had a rifle shot right thru the rib cage and rifle season isn't for another 2 weeks

The thing that I find the worst is that they're leaving the animal. I can...
10-28-2009, 12:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,958
Posted By Gromky

Before we hang these men we should get the whole...

Before we hang these men we should get the whole story. Times are very tough for some folks these days. People out of work, going broke, losing their homes, cars & trucks. Circumstances are different...
Forum: Guns
10-28-2009, 12:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,108
Posted By Gromky

Seeing guys trying to dial in scopes shooting one...

Seeing guys trying to dial in scopes shooting one round after another without ever letting the barrel cool...the list is endless.. Makes for good entertainment and a boatload of free brass for me.
...
10-10-2009, 11:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,142
Posted By Gromky

I stepped out, went to grab my rifle and BAM, I...

I stepped out, went to grab my rifle and BAM, I was hit and knew exactly what it was. It was about 5' in length and 2" in girth. I never felt sick or needed medical attention only because the snake...
Forum: Reloading
10-10-2009, 11:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,437
Posted By Gromky

DD, thats the plan, they are a hunting bullet and...

DD, thats the plan, they are a hunting bullet and will expand but the jacket is heavy to withstand impacts at high velocity, I had a few for testing once and they shot well, think the BC is upwards...
10-10-2009, 10:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,007
Posted By Gromky

I went in Friday night, and had a family shooting...

I went in Friday night, and had a family shooting trap for at least 4 hours within a mile of where I hunted. There were all sorts of rifles going off all over as people did whatever.

Today was...
10-10-2009, 10:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,422
Posted By Gromky

With a friend to make custom ammo, and a specific...

With a friend to make custom ammo, and a specific rifle in mind (1903 Springfield rechambered) I would say .300 win mag. But that's only due to easy ammo at varying power levels.
10-10-2009, 10:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,518
Posted By Gromky

My wife would be in love with all the tomatoes. ...

My wife would be in love with all the tomatoes. Speaking of that, want her?

Guess I can't say that, she was very tolerant of me camping out last night to hunt today. Even though I decided to...
Forum: Guns
10-08-2009, 03:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 695
Posted By Gromky

Different calibers are able to handle different...

Different calibers are able to handle different weight bullets well, but pretty much anything you buy off the shelf should shoot ok. Like you say there will be some that work better or worse for...
Forum: Reloading
10-07-2009, 09:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 977
Posted By Gromky

IMR 4895 is what my friend is reloading .308 with...

IMR 4895 is what my friend is reloading .308 with right now, and we've been getting very consistent velocities with it. Also worked beautifully for .300 Savage the other week.
10-06-2009, 11:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 671
Posted By Gromky

A really good sleeping bag... I would agree....

A really good sleeping bag...

I would agree. My main sleeping bag is rated to -10 (I wouldn't take it that low, because I probably wouldn't survive it even clothed). But the first seven day trip...
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