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Forum: Reloading
09-03-2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,896
Posted By the jigger

Lizard litter?

Been using walnut litter for about six months. I use it straight with a packet of RCBS polishing compound(powder); three hours and brass looks like new.
GOOD LUCK and GOOD SHOOTING!!!
Forum: Reloading
07-11-2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 29,463
Posted By the jigger

Varget?

When I start load development Varget is always one of the powders I try.As has been said, Varget functions best in smaller volume cartridges. It has done acceptably well in my 25/06 but, not the...
Forum: Guns
06-23-2012, 07:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,581
Posted By the jigger

Sp101?

I've owned and shot the sp101 and the gp101. IMHO Ruger makes some of the finest revolvers on the market today. With the sp in 357 a 4" barrel is minimum. The two ruger revolvers that I owned shot...
Forum: Gunsmithing
03-07-2012, 05:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,574
Posted By the jigger

Savage actions?

The Edge/Axis actions and the Savage 10,110 , Stevens 200 actions
are "NOT" the same.
Forum: Reloading
02-21-2012, 10:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,898
Posted By the jigger

Loading for Glock 40?

Sorry, as soon as I closed out I had another thought. My powder of choice was Alliant Unique. At www.alliantpowder.com the recommended load for 165 Gold Dot is 7.2gr. I found my accuracy node...
Forum: Reloading
02-21-2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,898
Posted By the jigger

Loading for Glock 40?

I loaded for a model 23 for 8yrs. Berry's, Rainier, Gold Dot,and several others. My pistol preferred 165gr; shot them better than lighter or heavier, Once you find your col the loading is pretty...
Forum: Guns
01-30-2012, 07:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,999
Posted By the jigger

Savage/Stevens Rifles?

I have seven Savage/Stevens rifles all of which shoot sub-MOA. Beyond the excellence of the out-of-the-box accuracy The Savage/Stevens actions are an excellent platform for the "poorboy custom". I...
Forum: Reloading
01-20-2012, 08:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,642
Posted By the jigger

Brass?

IMHO it depends on what you are doing. If you are a "benchrester" where success or failure is measured by +/- .002" then brass brand probably makes a difference. I have a rifle that shoots...
Forum: Reloading
01-08-2012, 09:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,950
Posted By the jigger

Press?

It depends on what you are loading and what volume of shooting you do. I have single stage for rifle and progressive for handguns. If you are not a "volume" shooter a quality progressive press is a...
Forum: Reloading
01-08-2012, 09:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 854
Posted By the jigger

243 Loads?

Hunt,
I am in the final stages of load development for a Varmint weight 24"
243. With 85gr SGK HPBT I found RL19 the best among Varget, IMR4064, IMR4831, and RL19.
With 95gr Nosler BT's I found...
Forum: Guns
01-01-2012, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,671
Posted By the jigger

Rem 1100 ?

It makes no difference how old any firearm is if it does the job.
I have no idea how old my 1100 is. I got it in a trade from a fella who said he bought it new. The shotgun is 2 3/4" chambered...
Forum: Guns
12-02-2011, 06:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 970
Posted By the jigger

Gun storage?

With a bolt action, after cleaning re-install the bolt and before closing pull the trigger and hold while you close the bolt. This will prevent the firing pin slam of a dry fire.
GOOD LUCK and GOOD...
Forum: Guns
11-19-2011, 08:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,364
Posted By the jigger

Want= Need??

I hunt maybe four times a year. At 72 yrs. I can't do more.
I "need" one rifle. Currently I own 14 firearms and am in the process of building another. Does that help answer your question?
GOOD LUCK...
Forum: Guns
10-19-2011, 08:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,279
Posted By the jigger

Left-handed rifle?

Go to savagearms.com and look at the Hunter series, specificaly the
111FLNS.
GOOD LUCK and GOOD SHOOTING!!!
Forum: Guns
09-07-2011, 08:59 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,380
Posted By the jigger

Rifle choice?

Okie,
First let me tell you that I have six 25 cal. rifles. your choice of 25/06 is a good one, however if your son is not stout for his age he may struggle with your selection.
I had read much of...
Forum: Reloading
08-18-2011, 06:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,581
Posted By the jigger

308 Powder?

Each rifle has its preference but I have never found a 308 that would not shoot acceptably with Varget or RL15. As mentioned above IMR4064 is worth trying.
GOOD LUCK and GOOD SHOOTING!!!
Forum: Guns
08-14-2011, 08:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,160
Posted By the jigger

Scope for Rem. 700

I don't shoot factory ammo so I can't help you there.
As far as a scope goes you will find a multitude of varying opinions.
IMHO the best bang for your buck is NIKON. I'm not fool enough to say...
Forum: Gunsmithing
08-06-2011, 07:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,909
Posted By the jigger

220 Swift Re-chamber?

You can re-barrel easier and cheaper than you can re-chamber and re-bore. The 220Swift is a classic round. My suggestion is to havs the barrel set back and rechambered to 220Swift.
GOOD LUCK and...
Forum: Guns
07-30-2011, 08:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 883
Posted By the jigger

Savage or Vanguard?

I know nothing about your caliber choice,however, I own both Savage
and Vanguard rifles. I have been satisfied with both. That being said I have six Savage rifles and one Vanguard. The Vanguard is a...
Forum: Guns
07-13-2011, 07:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,823
Posted By the jigger

Cleaning for copper?

I clean for copper every time I clean a rifle. I have tried several solvents and prefer Butch's Bore Shine.It's the quickest that I have found.
GOOD LUCK and GOOD SHOOTING!!!
Forum: Guns
07-04-2011, 07:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,979
Posted By the jigger

Rifle for girl?

I would look at the Savage Model14 Classic in 250 Savage. If you have have a problem with the quarterbore you can't go wrong with a 7/08;
however it will have a bit more recoil. The last two deer...
Forum: Guns
06-26-2011, 11:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,209
Posted By the jigger

Most accurate rifle?

Sorry for the Senior moment.
The 12fv is a 220 Swift.
GOOD LUCK and GOOD SHOOTING!!!
Forum: Guns
06-26-2011, 11:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,209
Posted By the jigger

Most accurate rifle?

My most consistantly accurate rifle is:
Savage 12fv action
ER Shaw 26" varmint weight 12 twist barrel
SSS competition trigger
B&C Duramaxx stock- action bedded-barrel floated
IMR4064-60gr...
Forum: Guns
04-08-2011, 07:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,352
Posted By the jigger

In Between?

If you reload you might want to consider one of the 25's.
250/3000(250 Savage)
257 Roberts
25/06
The Savage model14 can be had in the 250 and Ruger chambers the Roberts.
GOOD LUCK and GOOD...
Forum: Reloading
04-06-2011, 06:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,571
Posted By the jigger

Unique!

I use Unique in 9mm, 40 S&W, and 357 Mag. I have never considered it "dirty"; especially when compared to Bullseye. I've never felt that my loads showed inconsistancy from metering through my...
Forum: Reloading
04-05-2011, 07:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,571
Posted By the jigger

Powder?

I like UNIQUE!!
Forum: Guns
04-02-2011, 07:04 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,610
Posted By the jigger

40 or 45?

I own both and carry both but my "choice" is 45ACP with 200gr Hydra-Shock.
GOOD LUCK and GOOD SHOOTING!!!
Forum: Guns
03-24-2011, 06:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 929
Posted By the jigger

Bad Weather Rifle?

I have two that weather does not affect.
Synthetic/Parkerize
Laminate/Ceracote
GOOD LUCK and GOOD SHOOTING!!!
03-21-2011, 09:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,877
Posted By the jigger

Scope?

In your stated price range IMHO your best value is a Nikon ProStaff.Check out www.opticsplanet.net for a Prostaff 4X12.
GOOD LUCK and GOOD SHOOTING!!!
Forum: Reloading
03-19-2011, 07:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 919
Posted By the jigger

Rl17

I tried it in my Savage110fp and my Wby Vanguard with 100gr Bal Tips and 110 Accubonds. Neither rifle liked RL17 as well as IMR4831.
Rl17 did not shoot "awful", it just didn't measure up to IMR4831....
Forum: Guns
03-12-2011, 08:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,516
Posted By the jigger

What makes one rifle BETTER than another?

IMHO Personal experience and Taste!
GOOD LUCK and GOOD SHOOTING!!!
Forum: Reloading
03-11-2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 827
Posted By the jigger

Reload cost?

I can only share my costs using premium bullets. I don't shoot lead.
9mm - $.17
45ACP - $.25
My best source for once-fired pistol brass is
www.leobrass.com
GOOD LUCK and GOOD SHOOTING!!!
03-11-2011, 11:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,332
Posted By the jigger

Rem. 600?

If the price is right you need to buy it. I bought a 600 in the mid 70's.
It was in 6mm Rem. For a short barreled rifle it was extremely accurate
out to about 300yds. It is the only rifle that I...
Forum: Guns
03-07-2011, 08:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,075
Posted By the jigger

Wby. sub-moa?

I don't know about the sub-moa, however, I bought the "plain-Jane"
Wby Vanguard synthetic($400 OTD) in 25/06. With my Accubond
handloads it shoots one-hole cloverleafs at 100yds and sub-moa at...
Forum: Guns
03-07-2011, 08:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,590
Posted By the jigger

Target distance?

Since I don't shoot competition any longer and I don't hunt with a handgun, most of my handgun practice is at 7yds. Once in a while I will shoot out to 15yds. The largest room in my house is 26'....
Forum: Gunsmithing
02-25-2011, 07:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 921
Posted By the jigger

Savage Actions?

I have put together several rifles using Savage/Stevens actions.
None are bench-rest,however, all shoot very well.
Savage 12fv 220 Swift minute of prairie dog out past 400yds.
Savage 10 250/3000 ...
Forum: Reloading
02-22-2011, 07:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,305
Posted By the jigger

243?

I've never owned a 243. I did,however, have a 600Rem in 6mm and loved that little rifle. In my "young and stupid" days I let it go. Never went the "MAGNUM" route, but did try the 30/06. As I have...
Forum: Reloading
02-22-2011, 06:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,079
Posted By the jigger

Best Brass?

This is another "Ford/Chevy" or "Chocolate/Vanilla" debate. Use what you have and make your own determination. I like Chevy,Vanilla, and
RPbrass.
GOOD LUCK and GOOD SHOOTING!!!
Forum: Guns
02-17-2011, 07:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,190
Posted By the jigger

25/06?

In your search pay close attention to barrel length. IMHO in order to get the "most" out of a 25/06 one needs a 24" barrel, minimum. That is not to say that a shorter barrel will not perform; but why...
Forum: Guns
02-13-2011, 09:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,539
Posted By the jigger

Buying on line?

Buying on line has its own issues. First and foremost you must have an FFL dealer who is willing to receive your order and process the paperwork. If I read your post correctly all you have is a chain...
Forum: Gunsmithing
02-05-2011, 08:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,368
Posted By the jigger

Boyd's Stocks?

I have two, one long action and one short action; both for Savage/Stevens rifles.
The short action is a staggered feed internal magazine and was 100% drop-in. The long action is the newer straight...
Forum: Guns
02-04-2011, 12:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,732
Posted By the jigger

Entry Level?

In my experience most people who are looking for an "entry level" firearm are trying to determine whether or not they really want to persue hunting and/ or the shooting sports. Many fathers have...
Forum: Guns
02-04-2011, 11:38 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 15,045
Posted By the jigger

Rifles?

There is an article in the March,2011 "Guns & Ammo" by Craig Boddington "Out of the Box Accuracy" that I found quite informative.
It relates very well to the array of posts in this thread.
I don't...
Forum: Guns
02-02-2011, 06:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 592
Posted By the jigger

Cleaning for copper?

I clean for copper every time I clean.
GOOD LUCK and GOOD SHOOTING!!!
Forum: Reloading
02-01-2011, 08:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,608
Posted By the jigger

25/06?

I shoot two 25/06's; a Savage 110fp and a Wby Vanguard. Both have 24" barrels. I have tried RL17,RL19, RL22, IMR4350, and IMR4831.
All shot acceptably well;however, the IMR4831 outshone all of the...
Forum: Guns
01-28-2011, 08:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,240
Posted By the jigger

Weatherby Vanguard

I know nothing about the new Model 70's; that said, I bought a Vanguard Synthetic( the $399 one) and have been amazed with its performance. The only change that has been made in this rifle is a...
Forum: Guns
01-26-2011, 07:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,331
Posted By the jigger

600

That is beautiful!
I've been hunting, shooting, buyingn selling and trading firearms for over 50 years and the only "seller's remorse" that I have experienced was for a 600 in 6mm Remington.
GOOD...
01-03-2011, 12:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,470
Posted By the jigger

Nikon?

You are asking for opinions. IMHO Nikon, across all models in their line, gives you the most for the dollar spent. Am I saying they are the "BEST"? NO!I am saying "for your money they give you the...
Forum: Guns
01-03-2011, 11:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,020
Posted By the jigger

First Rifle?

I am a big Savage fan. I know only what I read about the Marlins and most of it is Good.
For a dual purpose rifle(whitetail/varmint) I personally don't care for either of your caliber choices. My...
Forum: Guns
12-18-2010, 07:35 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 13,103
Posted By the jigger

Rifle choice?

CommonSense,
Relax!
Most of the "Savage Haters" have never shot one much less owned one.
They base their opinion on a perception of "UGLY".
Those of us who own and shoot Savage/Stevens rifles...
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