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Forum: Reloading
01-20-2012, 04:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,642
Posted By Don Fischer

The absolute best group I ever shot by a long...

The absolute best group I ever shot by a long shot was just under an inch. It was a five shot group with four shot's into .111" at 100 yds. The case was winchester. I don't shoot compatation so I...
Forum: Guns
01-20-2012, 03:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,841
Posted By Don Fischer

Point blank range to 650 yds? What is the MRJ?

Point blank range to 650 yds? What is the MRJ?
Forum: Reloading
01-19-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 915
Posted By Don Fischer

In cases where a best powder is mentioned, it was...

In cases where a best powder is mentioned, it was the best powder in that test and in that rifle only. The best powder's are the one's that best fill the case without compressing the powder with the...
01-19-2012, 04:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 20,817
Posted By Don Fischer

I've never shot one but I do think the 260 should...

I've never shot one but I do think the 260 should be a fine cartridge. But the only thing it has over the 6.5x55 is it's in a short action.

A mistake back there about the development of the 260,...
01-19-2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 125,254
Posted By Don Fischer

Really good post! I read of a lot of guy's that...

Really good post! I read of a lot of guy's that would love to have a 50 BMG in a 6# rifle with one of those special recoil pad. ah, a limb saver pad, and a muzzle brake with a 24" barrel.

Shut...
Forum: Reloading
01-18-2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 915
Posted By Don Fischer

It seems to me that the powder's are listed top...

It seems to me that the powder's are listed top to bottom by relative quickness. Faster at the top slower at the bottom.
Forum: Sporting Dogs
01-18-2012, 11:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,484
Posted By Don Fischer

I've got a plywood silouette but have never used...

I've got a plywood silouette but have never used it. If you time things properly, use another dog and a remote release trap. What you need to do it bring the backing dog in from where it can't see...
01-18-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,925
Posted By Don Fischer

Years ago the state of Oregon raised them but...

Years ago the state of Oregon raised them but they found out that 9 of ten birds would die in the first week. Beyond habitat is the ability to find food, water and avoid preditor's. The habitat could...
01-18-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,037
Posted By Don Fischer

I'd have to take a backup rifle too. First choice...

I'd have to take a backup rifle too. First choice would be my Mod70 F.W. in 6.5x55 with 2-7x Redfield using 129gr Hornady Inter Lock's.

Backup would be my mod 700 in 25-06 with a 3-9x Bushnell...
01-18-2012, 11:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 13,692
Posted By Don Fischer

A less than perfect shot is the shot you should...

A less than perfect shot is the shot you should not take, not even in the last minute's of shooting light.

And nobody else said it so why not get a new rifle? Be one of the cheapest item's on the...
Forum: Guns
10-28-2011, 10:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,244
Posted By Don Fischer

If recoil management is the problem, I go with...

If recoil management is the problem, I go with getting rid of it and get something smaller. I would go for a 260 Rem.
Forum: Guns
10-28-2011, 10:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,633
Posted By Don Fischer

Of the three there is no doubt in my mind, 280...

Of the three there is no doubt in my mind, 280 Rem. What I think might be as good or better on a long action is a 6.5x06. I have one and it is super. You said your gonna get back into reloading so it...
10-28-2011, 10:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 647
Posted By Don Fischer

Hannah was my first pointing dog. Got her about...

Hannah was my first pointing dog. Got her about 8wks and had her for two days shy of 16 yrs. Her last hunt was when she was 13yrs old. She taught me everything about dog's! She's gone about ten years...
Forum: Guns
10-26-2011, 05:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,087
Posted By Don Fischer

Boy there can be a lot of right answer's to this...

Boy there can be a lot of right answer's to this one. I'll take my Mod 70 Featherweight in 6.5x55 with the 2-7x Redfield scope.
Forum: Reloading
10-26-2011, 05:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,559
Posted By Don Fischer

I am a big Hornady bullet fan. As far as brass...

I am a big Hornady bullet fan. As far as brass goes, I'll take what I can get and call it good. Unless your a match shooter I doubt the brand of brass matter's all that much. I'm not even sure it...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
10-26-2011, 05:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,605
Posted By Don Fischer

Well I think this just about settles it, there is...

Well I think this just about settles it, there is no best and they are all the best.
10-26-2011, 04:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,892
Posted By Don Fischer

I have lived in Alaska, beautiful state....

I have lived in Alaska, beautiful state. Comparing one to the other is apples and oranges! I have wanted to go to Africa all my life. These days my arm of choice would be a camera.
Forum: Reloading
10-14-2011, 09:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,285
Posted By Don Fischer

I think what your asking is about the powder?...

I think what your asking is about the powder? What do you want to duplicate, hope your not going to identify the powder and use it with the bullet's you pull? Definate no-no! Hornady has access to...
Forum: Reloading
10-09-2011, 08:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,647
Posted By Don Fischer

I think he was referring to type of primer, not...

I think he was referring to type of primer, not brand. Now in shotgun it's pretty much written in stone what component's to use. I never substitute components then.
Forum: Reloading
10-09-2011, 08:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,285
Posted By Don Fischer

Your right! .1 still won't make much difference....

Your right! .1 still won't make much difference. I had Algerbra in the 6th graqde. AMy teacher told me he'd give me a D if I promised not to take anymore math!:confused0024:
Forum: Guns
10-07-2011, 08:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,888
Posted By Don Fischer

Be hard to argue anything in that post. I will...

Be hard to argue anything in that post. I will say that in 99% of hunting a 2-7x scope is more than adequate. Very very good post!
10-07-2011, 08:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,198
Posted By Don Fischer

My feeling is that if you have to use recoil...

My feeling is that if you have to use recoil reducing gizmo's on a rifle, your shooting to much cartridge. In every cal from the 6.5's up are really good cup and core bullet's that will do exactly as...
Forum: Reloading
10-06-2011, 07:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,647
Posted By Don Fischer

don't do it. Softer cups on pistol primers....

don't do it. Softer cups on pistol primers. You'll find your accuracy fall off and you'll be piercing primers.
Forum: Reloading
10-06-2011, 04:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,581
Posted By Don Fischer

That's not hard to believe. My last 308, a mod...

That's not hard to believe. My last 308, a mod 660 Rem, really didn't cae much what I fed it so long as the bullet's were between 165 and 180 grs. 308's just seem to like to shoot!
Forum: Reloading
10-06-2011, 04:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 730
Posted By Don Fischer

Don't experiment much with the original setting....

Don't experiment much with the original setting. Experiment later in fine tuning. To get the seating depth set right, follow the manufacters instructions. You don't wan to set it to crimp for most...
Forum: Reloading
10-06-2011, 04:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,447
Posted By Don Fischer

Good posts by homers brother! May be a bit to...

Good posts by homers brother! May be a bit to detailed for a beginner and I have an idea it could get even more detailed. There is one thing true about reloading. Just about the time you have it...
Forum: Reloading
10-06-2011, 04:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 919
Posted By Don Fischer

Do you just want to spend a lot of money on a...

Do you just want to spend a lot of money on a bullet? I've owned three 308's and shot 165gr Hornady Interlocks in them. Very accurate, don't hit a shoulder or heavy bone and that's as good as it gets...
Forum: Reloading
10-06-2011, 03:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,285
Posted By Don Fischer

Oh boy! The problem is not the ammo, it is the...

Oh boy! The problem is not the ammo, it is the shooter. +/- .01 grains won't make a lot of difference. Factory stuff in loaded by bulk. A lot of bench resters load competition ammo with a powder...
Forum: Reloading
10-06-2011, 03:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,285
Posted By Don Fischer

About pulling the bullet and weighting the...

About pulling the bullet and weighting the powder, you don't want to do that! Hornady has powders not avaliable to the public that they load ammunition with. Find a load in your manual that comes...
Forum: Reloading
10-06-2011, 03:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 696
Posted By Don Fischer

I have no idea what your talking about. If you'll...

I have no idea what your talking about. If you'll give me the bullet weight. B. C. and the velocity again I can put it thru my cronographs balistic calculator and tell you what it is. Want to get...
10-06-2011, 03:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 771
Posted By Don Fischer

When I start a new scope, I set a target at 25yds...

When I start a new scope, I set a target at 25yds and zero the scope to dead center at 25yds. Then I move the target to 100yds and fire one shot. Should be fairly close to where you want. Next, get...
10-06-2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 25,354
Posted By Don Fischer

There is no such animal as "best". Everyone see's...

There is no such animal as "best". Everyone see's things a bit different. I've only had two and a 222Rem. Mod L461 Sako in 223 was a fine rifle. M788 Rem one in 223 and one in 222Rem were fine...
Forum: Guns
10-06-2011, 02:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,888
Posted By Don Fischer

I'd look at either the Weathery Vanguard, Howa...

I'd look at either the Weathery Vanguard, Howa 1500, same rifle without Weatherby's name on it. Then the Marlin seems to be a good rifle. I have only shot one and it was a nice rifle. As long as...
Forum: Guns
10-06-2011, 02:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,136
Posted By Don Fischer

Cartridges I'd suggest are all on the 308 case or...

Cartridges I'd suggest are all on the 308 case or smaller. 243win 85gr to 100gr bullets, 260Rem 120gr to 140gr bullets, 7-08 Rem 139/140gr bullets, 308 Win 165gr to 180gr bullets. There is also the...
10-06-2011, 11:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 44,636
Posted By Don Fischer

In a 12ga, 16ga and 20ga, I'd go with IC. Cover...

In a 12ga, 16ga and 20ga, I'd go with IC. Cover is usually pretty and you need to get on them pretty quickly. To much choke and you could be blowing up birds. In my 28ga, 3/4oz shot, I have mod/full....
Forum: Reloading
10-01-2011, 04:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,447
Posted By Don Fischer

Buy a manual by the company who's bullets your...

Buy a manual by the company who's bullets your going to use. Ya can't have to many manuals. You can use anyone's manual for the same wt bullet. Just start down low and work your way up. Bottom line...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
10-01-2011, 04:12 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 107,188
Posted By Don Fischer

Bodie in front, Squirt behind. ...

Bodie in front, Squirt behind.

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Squirt

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...
Forum: Reloading
09-29-2011, 10:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,581
Posted By Don Fischer

I have never tried 4895 but I sure hear a lot of...

I have never tried 4895 but I sure hear a lot of people that like it. In my 308's I found IMR4064, IMR3031, H335 and BLC/2 to work great on bullets up 180gr. Never got any heavier bullet to shot well...
09-29-2011, 10:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,760
Posted By Don Fischer

I believe that the best option for reducing...

I believe that the best option for reducing recoil in a 300 mag is to sell it and get a 30-06!
09-29-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,032
Posted By Don Fischer

That stuff makes an excellent mouth rinse for...

That stuff makes an excellent mouth rinse for hiding the smell of your toothpaste!:cool2:
09-29-2011, 10:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,665
Posted By Don Fischer

In my opinion all the scent blockers and...

In my opinion all the scent blockers and unscented soap and most everything else you think is designed to give you the edge, is really designed to line the pockets of the manufacture.

Scentless...
09-29-2011, 09:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,656
Posted By Don Fischer

It amazes me that cup and core bullets that have...

It amazes me that cup and core bullets that have worked well for a hundred years and killed far more game than any premium bullet are now considered inadequate. I think the OP said deer, black bear...
09-29-2011, 07:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,594
Posted By Don Fischer

For me, 400yds is a long way. If you shoot and it...

For me, 400yds is a long way. If you shoot and it runs off a bit, it's in the park. Now what? For me I let it walk. Maybe next time.
Forum: Guns
09-28-2011, 08:08 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 69,126
Posted By Don Fischer

I have killed a few deer with the 243 but I am...

I have killed a few deer with the 243 but I am not a fan of it for big game. I have a 6.5x55 on a Mod 70 featherweight and it's about perfect, if you hand load. If ya don't, I'd take a look at the...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
09-28-2011, 07:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,024
Posted By Don Fischer

I run Setter's and keeping burrs out can be a...

I run Setter's and keeping burrs out can be a problem. Two things to try. I have a set of A5 Oster clippers with a #10 blade and I shave them down about early August. Another method I've heard works...
09-28-2011, 07:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,682
Posted By Don Fischer

Any more I seem to forget the camera so all my...

Any more I seem to forget the camera so all my pictures the past few years have been taken in training.

My Bodie...
09-28-2011, 07:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,039
Posted By Don Fischer

You would find if you got around serious pointing...

You would find if you got around serious pointing dog people that have done a lot of dogs that they will not recommend Wolter's book. I had it years ago and threw it away. Wolter's was a retriever...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
10-07-2007, 06:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,818
Posted By Don Fischer

RE: my dog bit my daughter...

A one year old child fooling with a 10 week old pup while it's eating. Someone needs their butt whipped and it's not the kid or the pup!
03-09-2007, 08:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 898
Posted By Don Fischer

03-09-2007, 08:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,249
Posted By Don Fischer

RE: North to Alaska

The best bug repellent I ever found up there I got in the Army surplus store. Came in a little OD green plastic bottle. 100% Deet! Anything less it bug candy!
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