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Forum: Guns
12-04-2006, 04:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,656
Posted By Nomercy

RE: lookin for best deer handgun

Putting a buttstock on a pistol makes it fall under the "Short barreled rifle" classification, so it becomes a Class III weapon instantly.
Forum: Bowhunting
11-03-2006, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 587
Posted By Nomercy

RE: WOOHOO! Im a lifer!

I didn't figure out EXACTLY how many days it's been since you joined, but it's been pretty close to 3.5yrs...14,935posts makes for about 11.5 POSTS PER DAY for the last 3.5yrs!!! Wow, you must have a...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-03-2006, 10:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 759
Posted By Nomercy

RE: Can't get to my morning stands....

I've had MANY instances where I've "bumped" deer at 4:30am just to shoot them by 8am. Deer are pretty confident in the dark. I've had occasions where I've walked afield and spotted and gotten blown...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-31-2006, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 373
Posted By Nomercy

New Bow?

I'm tired of limping along with my old bow and I'm looking at getting a new one. I've been hunting and competing with my old bow for 4yrs now and I'd like to step up my game. My "cannon" is LOUD,...
10-31-2006, 12:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,378
Posted By Nomercy

RE: Wearin' orange in rifle season?!

90% of hunting shows occur on privately owned and operated hunting ranches...i.e. deer are property and managed herds, and I know in some instances, you don't have to buy a tag or hunting license to...
10-31-2006, 10:59 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 25,127
Posted By Nomercy

RE: 400 yard trophy?

While I've already weighed in on this....I WOULD shoot...I thought I'd comment on the "stalking in closer" comments.

While every scenario is different, it's not ALWAYS impossible to stalk in...
10-30-2006, 01:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,501
Posted By Nomercy

RE: Tree Stand Height Question

Stand height really varies depending upon surroundings, even within the same state. I've hunted from tree stands placed in hedge rows in KS, I was about 6' off the ground at my feet, just high enough...
10-30-2006, 12:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,197
Posted By Nomercy

RE: Deer transport?

I used to take a dodge Caravan hunting...I'd take out the rear seat so I had plenty of room for a deer, then I'd line it with a HEAVY DUTY water proof tarp. I removed some of the internal trim pieces...
Forum: Guns
10-23-2006, 02:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,261
Posted By Nomercy

RE: Shooting on Public Land?

In KS it is legal in "Designated areas", which is basically to say that it's illegal except for on state owned shooting ranges.
Forum: Guns
10-23-2006, 02:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 558
Posted By Nomercy

New Varmint rifle??

I just can't make up my mind on this...I'm looking to add a dedicated varmint rifle to the battery...always in the past I've just used target rifles for varmints, ALL business, stainless/synthetic,...
10-23-2006, 09:57 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 25,127
Posted By Nomercy

RE: 400 yard trophy?

I haven't read many of the other comments posted here, but I thought I'd weigh in.

I personally am comfortable shooting at 400yrds. Granted conditions have to be basically perfect, but I've...
Forum: Guns
10-20-2006, 02:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,569
Posted By Nomercy

RE: Cold storage

I personally wouldn't do it just based on the fact that the safe will be essentially insulated, meaning that it'll be warm longer and prone to condensation problems and cold weather will be bad for...
Forum: Guns
10-20-2006, 02:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,382
Posted By Nomercy

RE: Ballistics Questions on FT Per Second

Apparently you've never shot a deer with a .44mag. My exit wounds are between golfball and baseball sized.
Forum: Guns
10-20-2006, 02:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,151
Posted By Nomercy

RE: My gun for Africa....

Just a thought...in it's current state, the XCR 700 is 7.5#, the .375RUM pumps out around 5000ft.lbs. of muzzle energy. Yeah, that thing WILL kick like a mule.

I shoot Ruger M77's in .458Lott...
Forum: Guns
10-19-2006, 12:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,247
Posted By Nomercy

RE: Mega Magnums

I'm interested in the material of construction for these rifles, as the amount of overbore for a 30cal bullet to be fired from a .50BMG case would likely put your bbl life at about 15rounds...and...
Forum: Guns
10-18-2006, 03:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 725
Posted By Nomercy

RE: 22" barrel

I have several .30-06's, with certain loads, I get considerable muzzle flash out of 24" bbl models, even in some loads with a 26" bbl. As mentioned above, the .30-06 is a fairly well designed...
Forum: Guns
10-18-2006, 03:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,522
Posted By Nomercy

RE: Turkey load out of a Slug barrel???

I've shot shot through some of my slug guns in the past, never liked the patterns much for anything but self defense....It's not dangerous in any way, it actually should have LESS barrel pressure...
Forum: Guns
10-18-2006, 03:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,382
Posted By Nomercy

RE: Ballistics Questions on FT Per Second

Didn't you take high school physics?

Here's the deal:

200fps on 2900fps is a difference of about 6.9%...kinetic energy in the ideal world is measured at 1/2(mass)x(velocity)^2...so a...
10-13-2006, 01:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,477
Posted By Nomercy

RE: Combating tree stand boredom?

I used to doodle a lot on a notepad, I do a little leather carving so I'd work on freehanding my patterns. I also braid flank ropes for bullriding, so I'd take cotton rope into the stand/blind and...
10-12-2006, 03:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,724
Posted By Nomercy

RE: got 82 pound doe, and attacked by an anti'

The summer before we all went away to college, my high school buddies and I went out to western Kansas for a couple weeks for coyote, jackrabbits,and P-dogs, and whatever other unfortunate animal...
10-12-2006, 02:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,085
Posted By Nomercy

RE: camping and hunting at the same time question

It really depends on how frequently the area gets used. If there is high camper traffic, one of two things will happen. Either the deer move off entirely, or they grow accustomed to the visitors and...
10-12-2006, 02:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,103
Posted By Nomercy

RE: how far do u go to stay scent free as possible

I'm a rifle hunter primarily, even though I thoroughly enjoy a good handgun or bow hunt...

One of my uncles that helped teach me how to hunt once told me: "When you're hunting with a good rifle,...
10-12-2006, 02:37 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 12,529
Posted By Nomercy

RE: Total deer harvested???

Do the two I hit with my F-150 and my New Yorker count? I guess I don't have an exact number, when I started hunting, we were allowed 5 per year (1+4), then we got chopped down to either 2 or 3 for...
10-12-2006, 02:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,584
Posted By Nomercy

RE: long underwear

Kansas Winters aren't anywhere near as bad as your northern snowblows, but I started wearing Underarmor back when I was in high school. I can wear underarmor under sweatpants and cargo pants and a...
09-18-2006, 03:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,865
Posted By Nomercy

RE: chewing or dipping while in the stand

An old friend of mine that I used to shoot indoor archery matches with used to smoke cigars while he was in stand...he took one of the most impressive non-typical, HEAVY chocolate racks I've ever...
09-18-2006, 02:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,318
Posted By Nomercy

RE: Man, did I get a bad hit today

About 5yrs ago I shot a nice 10pt during rifle season, before I shot I noticed what I THOUGHT was a small branch hanging in his antlers/over his head, dismissed it and took the shot...when I got to...
Forum: Guns
09-13-2006, 03:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,840
Posted By Nomercy

Spartan Shotguns?

So what's the opinion on the Spartan shotguns now that Remington bought them out? I'm looking at possibly buying a side by side .410 for all of my wingshooting. I'm looking to do it somewhat on the...
Forum: Guns
05-08-2006, 08:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 560
Posted By Nomercy

RE: Ruger 10/22?

Running a box of shells through your gun does a few things: 1st off-these are factory barrels, they're full of imperfections...running a few rounds through the barrel fills many of these...
Forum: Guns
11-22-2005, 01:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 765
Posted By Nomercy

RE: 444 too big for deer ?

No, the .444Marlin is not too big for deer. From my experiences with this cartridge (chambered in the Marlin leveraction), I've notice far less meat damage than in a more common bottleneck cartridge...
Forum: Guns
06-28-2005, 01:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 775
Posted By Nomercy

RE: Ruger hand Guns

I have a ruger Super Blackhawk in .44mag and have had a super redhawk in .454cassul and .480 Ruger. I'm not a huge fan of the grip angle on most DA revolvers, just not my thing, and I've never felt...
Forum: Guns
06-27-2005, 10:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,462
Posted By Nomercy

RE: ballistic tip huniting bullet

I've used ballistic tip ammo (mostly Nosler and hornady reloaded ammo and Winchester BSL factory ammo) quite a bit in the past for long distance deer hunting. The only problem that I've encountered...
Forum: Guns
06-27-2005, 10:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,641
Posted By Nomercy

RE: Deer pistol

I've been using a Ruger Super Blackhawk for the last 6-7yrs for deer...Satin Stainless 7.5" bbl in .44mag. With open sights I can make vital hits out to 125yrds confidently, but I also shootmy...
Forum: Guns
06-04-2005, 04:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,292
Posted By Nomercy

RE: Pocket size pistola

Taurus puts out a .32H&R mag 5shot revolver, runs about $350 new.

Kel-Tec puts out the P-3AT, the worlds smallest .380 pistol. One hell of a back up weapon. I've had mine since the first...
Forum: Guns
05-23-2005, 03:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 758
Posted By Nomercy

RE: revolver question

I'm a big fan of the Ruger SP101 in .32H&R mag for home defense. It's as stout as most .38spcl rounds, and considerably flatter shooting. I've got four guns in .32H&R now, two "Vaquerito" single...
Forum: Guns
05-04-2005, 08:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,361
Posted By Nomercy

RE: 450 marlin

I'm not really certain why everyone always assumes that these big bullets don't expand, it's basically only because people choose harder bullets when they've got a bigger starting diameter. I...
Forum: Guns
05-04-2005, 08:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,107
Posted By Nomercy

RE: Round nose in lever 45-70's

No, you won't have a problem with round nosed bullets. I've ran round nosed bullets in my .44mags, .45-70's, and an old Browning .45-90 for years, I've never had a problem, I've even checked the...
Forum: Guns
05-04-2005, 08:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,107
Posted By Nomercy

RE: Round nose in lever 45-70's

I used to have a video that we used for hunter's safety courses of a .30-30 Winchester using spitzer bullets....Bad deal, the mag tube looked like you'd packed it full of gun powder and touched it...
Forum: Guns
05-04-2005, 11:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,734
Posted By Nomercy

RE: Round Nose Bullets - Who uses them?

You've got to remember a few things about Boddington, he's a PAID gunwriter and spokesperson...not necessarily everything that comes out of his mouth is his honest opinion, and even what he says that...
Forum: Guns
05-04-2005, 11:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 884
Posted By Nomercy

RE: Best Over/Under for around $500?

No, the ruger Red label guns are definitely in a class WAY above the budget guns you're looking at. You're just NOT going to buy a new top quality double for $500, it doesn't work that way...that's...
Forum: Guns
05-04-2005, 11:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,361
Posted By Nomercy

RE: 450 marlin

Ok, Drilling, he said FRONTAL AREA, not diameter!!!! Frontal area---assuming we're talking wadcutter bullets with perfectly blunt noses, and not the spitzers typical to the .270:

Area of a...
Forum: Guns
05-03-2005, 01:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 791
Posted By Nomercy

RE: Only One

I'd keep a .45-70 levergun like my Marlin 1895 Cowboy (although the Guide Gun version is really fun too) and hide a pair of my ruger Vaquero .44mags.
Forum: Guns
05-03-2005, 01:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,734
Posted By Nomercy

RE: Round Nose Bullets - Who uses them?

For short range kills, it's pretty hard to beat a round nosed bullet. The large "impact surface" makes for a hell of a thump. No, they won't fly 1000yrds in a straight line, and they shed velocity...
Forum: Guns
05-01-2005, 05:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 884
Posted By Nomercy

RE: Best Over/Under for around $500?

The Remington Spartan guns are actually Russian made guns made by Baikal, formerly consigned by European American Armory...Frankly, they're still the same quality as they've always been, rather low....
Forum: Guns
05-01-2005, 05:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 427
Posted By Nomercy

RE: Shot my new double barrel

Many double barrel guns with double triggers will allow you to fire both barrels at once, however, the receiver is NOT designed to withstand this force, and it WILL increase the wear on your gun, and...
Forum: Guns
04-11-2005, 03:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 563
Posted By Nomercy

RE: .45 acp ammo

Briman, you've got to remember he's shooting a Ruger here....first off, it's bombproof, and secondly, it's not a $700 gun!!! The most I ever paid for a Ruger P-series was $328...and I'd certainly put...
Forum: Guns
04-11-2005, 03:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,574
Posted By Nomercy

RE: What is your favorite Gun of all time?

My favorite pistol has to be the Ruger Single Six .32H&R birdshead...the "vaquerito"...one hell of a weapon.

My favorite rifle has to be the Ruger No. 1 Sporter in .45-70.
Forum: Guns
04-11-2005, 03:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,289
Posted By Nomercy

RE: Which is more accurate??

I vote for bolt actions as well. A break action typically isn't as accurate because of the "two piece" receiver. The bbl and receiver are necessarily solidly joined, and with time, as bigcountry...
Forum: Guns
02-26-2005, 03:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 323
Posted By Nomercy

RE: Howa Rifle odd marks on stainless

Good rule of thumb: Never store your guns in a padded case. Never. It just does bad things to them. Either they leach oil and sometimes bluing or they hold moisture and rust your gun, they just are...
Forum: Guns
02-24-2005, 11:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By Nomercy

RE: Sling swivels in a synthetic stock??

Easy way around this:

Have a local saddlesmith or leathersmith make you a slip on sling anchor. It will be like a slip on recoil pad (which is a nice option, two birds one stone) with a sling...
Forum: Guns
02-22-2005, 06:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,613
Posted By Nomercy

RE: Reasons for a new rifle?

A buddy of mine kept two safes in his house...and then bought mostly guns that all looked alike...for example, he had two sets of Ruger Vaqueros, one a .45 and one in .32H&R (single six fixed sight),...
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