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Forum: Reloading
11-27-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 733
Posted By Big Z

http://www.jbmballistics.com/cgi-bin/jbmtraj_drift...

http://www.jbmballistics.com/cgi-bin/jbmtraj_drift-5.1.cgi

One option
Forum: Black Powder
01-23-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,879
Posted By Big Z

Changing your mind or what? :confused0024: I just...

Changing your mind or what? :confused0024: I just suggested a different mount.. might as well use canted mounting with turrets so all your ele travel is left for going up. At least that's what I do....
Forum: Black Powder
01-23-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,879
Posted By Big Z

Yes...but he can still benefit from canted...

Yes...but he can still benefit from canted mounting as his replacement.

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/1548398483/burris-30mm-signature-zee-weaver-style-rings-matte
Forum: Black Powder
01-21-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,879
Posted By Big Z

Not sure if they make them for the v2, but a...

Not sure if they make them for the v2, but a canted rail/scope base is 1 option. It'll point your scope down, raising point of impact when you shoot, requiring you to lower the scopes zero-setting to...
Forum: Black Powder
01-16-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,879
Posted By Big Z

Snapping a couple caps works for me. Lovin' bh209.

Snapping a couple caps works for me. Lovin' bh209.
Forum: Guns
12-22-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 472
Posted By Big Z

Yeah, I think my 40 cal cast handloads are about...

Yeah, I think my 40 cal cast handloads are about as cheap as 22 ammo anymore :D
Forum: Reloading
10-25-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,087
Posted By Big Z

Go for it...

Go for it...
Forum: Guns
10-18-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,278
Posted By Big Z

1895 45-70 = mine. Flags is a straight shooter,...

1895 45-70 = mine. Flags is a straight shooter, for whoever's looking into the 450.
Forum: Taxidermy
10-15-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,835
Posted By Big Z

Make a saw-cut a comfortable distance from the...

Make a saw-cut a comfortable distance from the skull, then skin it. Then use a knife to remove the axis/atlas, exposing the foramen magnum to take the brains out. Pack some picks and curved forceps....
Forum: Reloading
10-15-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,510
Posted By Big Z

The 120ttsx would be certainly be worth a shot.

The 120ttsx would be certainly be worth a shot.
Forum: Guns
06-08-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,447
Posted By Big Z

All things considered now, if I was you with that...

All things considered now, if I was you with that budget I'd be looking for a plain Savage or Stevens 200 sporter in 7mm-08 or 260; a used Bushnell elite rangefinder; and a used leupold to send in...
Forum: Guns
05-27-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,447
Posted By Big Z

Just about everything out there drops off pretty...

Just about everything out there drops off pretty quick past 400yds. It's a different ball game and isn't something you'll just walk out and do right away (though you may surprise yourself your first...
Forum: Guns
05-27-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,447
Posted By Big Z

With the added info of: Handloading; No magnums...

With the added info of: Handloading; No magnums right now, but getting one later for elk anyways-- I'd give a cartridge range of 243win - 30-06sprg. If you MAY need the rifle for elk, I'd bump the...
Forum: Reloading
03-20-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,298
Posted By Big Z

I'll bet you can find a good h1000 combo. What...

I'll bet you can find a good h1000 combo.
What are all your specs on the load? How's it shoot with factory? Would you say you had some trouble holding steady using the ol' wood blocks?
Forum: Reloading
02-03-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,383
Posted By Big Z

Biggest problem with Lee is the warranty. And the...

Biggest problem with Lee is the warranty. And the quality. And the resale value. Etc...
Forum: Reloading
02-02-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,383
Posted By Big Z

Progressives are faster but a little more...

Progressives are faster but a little more complicated. If that's what you want I'd go Dillon 550. Manual index & case/bullet feeding and can be used as a single stage until you feel comfortable using...
Forum: Guns
01-28-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 603
Posted By Big Z

+1, I use Tipton 1-piece with bore guides.

+1, I use Tipton 1-piece with bore guides.
Forum: Reloading
01-21-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,115
Posted By Big Z

A standard full length sizer undersizes the neck...

A standard full length sizer undersizes the neck at the top of the ram's stroke; on the way down, the expander ball sizes it from the inside. So you should just feel a squeeze going up (after or with...
Forum: Reloading
01-11-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,087
Posted By Big Z

I think both of Hornady's 105s are on the suspend...

I think both of Hornady's 105s are on the suspend list.
Forum: Reloading
01-07-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 608
Posted By Big Z

I'd be looking at different powder options for...

I'd be looking at different powder options for starters.
Forum: Reloading
12-31-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 499
Posted By Big Z

You could probably get there with 4350 or 4831/sc.

You could probably get there with 4350 or 4831/sc.
Forum: Guns
12-30-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,156
Posted By Big Z

Go chrome-lined with a well-ventilated free float...

Go chrome-lined with a well-ventilated free float handguard. I prefer light-mid weight profiles and have gunned pencil, M4, "mid-weight"/fluted, and HBAR. Have probably done the most...
Forum: Reloading
12-28-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,110
Posted By Big Z

I might hafta make the move someday.. FWIW I...

I might hafta make the move someday.. FWIW I often times do a quick handwash after I size brass, and putting the brass in a dehydrator dries it very quickly.
Forum: Guns
12-20-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,685
Posted By Big Z

Am I missing something? 7mmRM has more case...

Am I missing something? 7mmRM has more case capacity. I'm not around factory loads though so maybe they do list the WSM faster..
Great round though. Get the 7mmRM punch in a shorter/lighter package.
Forum: Reloading
12-09-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 530
Posted By Big Z

3-4 is a good place to be for autoloaders

3-4 is a good place to be for autoloaders
Forum: Reloading
12-09-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 530
Posted By Big Z

I use standard sizing dies in semi-autos. If you...

I use standard sizing dies in semi-autos. If you have feeding problems, then I would get a small base; but it sounds like you don't need one.
Forum: Reloading
11-30-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 916
Posted By Big Z

Keep on loading away. Measure from the ogive and...

Keep on loading away. Measure from the ogive and you'll see more consistent numbers.
Forum: Reloading
11-08-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,240
Posted By Big Z

I probably reference Lee the most, and Lyman 49th...

I probably reference Lee the most, and Lyman 49th edition 2nd most.
Forum: Black Powder
10-17-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,041
Posted By Big Z

I enjoy hunting from ground blinds. In thick...

I enjoy hunting from ground blinds. In thick areas I like making my own from the surroundings (that's half the fun), but pop-up blinds are nice to have as they're readily mobile and work well in open...
09-25-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,672
Posted By Big Z

I've got a couple VX3 3.5-10x40s. Got one used on...

I've got a couple VX3 3.5-10x40s. Got one used on ebay for about $350, and that's a route you might consider, given the warranty. Very good quality glass. In the right conditions I've been able to...
Forum: Guns
09-01-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 719
Posted By Big Z

I bought some Winchester 180s a few years ago for...

I bought some Winchester 180s a few years ago for 7.62x54r..just to get some brass. I think S&B makes 'em too.
Forum: Reloading
08-07-2013, 05:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,013
Posted By Big Z

Well...the 40s&w is kina close to the 10. I use...

Well...the 40s&w is kina close to the 10. I use Unique (I've a lot of it, no reason to switch), though other popular ones that'd come up might include 231, WSF and Bullseye, amongst several others. I...
Forum: Reloading
08-05-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,076
Posted By Big Z

Try Lyman's #4 cast bullet handbook. It's a good...

Try Lyman's #4 cast bullet handbook. It's a good one to have. Cast bullets generally have a maximum charge (in the books) somewhat similar to jacketed bullets' starting charge. However, with bullets...
Forum: Reloading
04-04-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,426
Posted By Big Z

Yes, I would reload.

Yes, I would reload.
Forum: Guns
04-01-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 556
Posted By Big Z

I'll offer $13/ea.

I'll offer $13/ea.
Forum: Reloading
03-21-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,799
Posted By Big Z

For a few guys I've known since the 5th grade, I...

For a few guys I've known since the 5th grade, I will load. Work buddies...not so much.
Forum: Guns
03-06-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,764
Posted By Big Z

7mmRM..."shoots flatter than the 270 and hits...

7mmRM..."shoots flatter than the 270 and hits harder than the 30-06" :D
Forum: Guns
03-06-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 542
Posted By Big Z

SOLD! AR-15 barreled upper $475 shipped

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h284/zivenwittler/adlkj1038_zps4812440f.jpg

Like-new AR-15 barreled upper receiver. Only about 15 shots on it for function testing after it was assembled. AO...
Forum: Black Powder
03-06-2013, 04:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,458
Posted By Big Z

I dunno if it'll seep where it needs to be, but...

I dunno if it'll seep where it needs to be, but MEK (methyl ethyl ketone) might soften it up. Prolly need to touch up the wood's finish afterwards :D
Forum: Reloading
02-24-2013, 01:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,942
Posted By Big Z

Something just gives me a feeling that Remington...

Something just gives me a feeling that Remington has better things to do right now than answer the "where are the AR-15s and 223 ammo" questions on Facebook.

Kinda funny..I bet more people will...
Forum: Guns
02-20-2013, 12:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 867
Posted By Big Z

You can get one from me for a couple thousand :D

You can get one from me for a couple thousand :D
Forum: Reloading
02-20-2013, 12:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,516
Posted By Big Z

I bet some h4350 and a 129sst would get you...

I bet some h4350 and a 129sst would get you somewhere.
Forum: Guns
02-09-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 999
Posted By Big Z

I may have an upper w/o bolt carrier group. PM...

I may have an upper w/o bolt carrier group. PM for details.
Forum: Reloading
02-09-2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,849
Posted By Big Z

It's tough to argue One-Shot in my book. Lubes...

It's tough to argue One-Shot in my book. Lubes all of your cases in seconds, and since the switch I've not gotten any shoulder dimples or stuck cases. I stand my brass up on a counter or in a loading...
Forum: Reloading
02-03-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,762
Posted By Big Z

I generally run RCBS. I've had the most problems...

I generally run RCBS. I've had the most problems with Lee.
Forum: Guns
01-31-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 781
Posted By Big Z

Try looking for somebody with more than a couple...

Try looking for somebody with more than a couple sales on gun auction sites like gunbroker or gunsamerica. Should give you some more confidence in your purchase. I think they show how long they've...
Forum: Reloading
01-27-2013, 10:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,054
Posted By Big Z

One of my books show starting charge 34.0 and max...

One of my books show starting charge 34.0 and max charge 36.5 for 4895 and a 90gr bullet.
I establish overall length by making a dummy round (no pwdr/primer). Start with the bullet seated pretty far...
Forum: Politics
01-10-2013, 10:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 661
Posted By Big Z

Sweetness. I hope many more follow. I just...

Sweetness. I hope many more follow. I just emailed my rep...oughta shoot another bringing this up.
Forum: Politics
01-07-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 652
Posted By Big Z

Well at least I don't have to pay SS tax...but...

Well at least I don't have to pay SS tax...but now to see where the federal's sittin.
Forum: Guns
01-07-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,159
Posted By Big Z

I'm acquiring parts for a couple ARs myself. I...

I'm acquiring parts for a couple ARs myself. I started about a week ago. Luckily, I found 2 stripped lowers locally by a guy who used to be a teacher of mine. A few days of casual browsing and I've...
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