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08-19-2019, 05:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,433
Posted By stalkingbear

Also the OP is shooting at low light levels so I...

Also the OP is shooting at low light levels so I feel the need to explain exit pupil to him. The average human eye will go to around 5mm in low light. That means any optic has to have a exit pupil of...
Forum: Blades
01-28-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 19,587
Posted By stalkingbear

My favorite folding pocket knife is Kershaw Oso...

My favorite folding pocket knife is Kershaw Oso Sweet assisted opening, my favorite big folder/defense/heavy duty is the discontiinued CRKT Hammond Cruiser, and my all time favorite fixed blade ixed...
Forum: Reloading
01-20-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,521
Posted By stalkingbear

I've found the inertia or kinetic pullers work...

I've found the inertia or kinetic pullers work great as long as you don't have an large quantity to pull. Always smack them against concrete or asphalt. If you smack it against wood, it adsorbs some...
01-20-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,070
Posted By stalkingbear

If they're like all the other Browning A-Bolts &...

If they're like all the other Browning A-Bolts & X-Bolts I've shot, handled, owned, customized, worked on, or sold, you CANNOT go wrong!
11-03-2017, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By stalkingbear

Why not check out the Browning A-Bolt? The Ruger...

Why not check out the Browning A-Bolt? The Ruger American can be had with wood stock. Both feature tang safety, 3 locking lugs, and detachable mags. I've been a sucker for A-Bolts & A-Bolt 2s for...
11-02-2017, 09:12 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,025
Posted By stalkingbear

I recently decided to semi-retire all the rest of...

I recently decided to semi-retire all the rest of my centerfire bolt rifles in favor of having 1 go to, do all, hunting rifle. MY idea of a versatile hunting rifle, considering I hunt whitetails,...
10-26-2017, 02:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 698
Posted By stalkingbear

Oh of course! In fact, a gunsmith with not even...

Oh of course! In fact, a gunsmith with not even counting his labor, cannot even sporterize a Mauser or Mosin these days for the cost of a Ruger American or Savage Axis! I was not trying to say it's...
10-25-2017, 06:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 698
Posted By stalkingbear

Well, actually I recently won a bet by hitting a...

Well, actually I recently won a bet by hitting a 12" gong at 500 yards from a "sporterized" Mosin Nagant I only paid $70 for at a pawn shop. The previous owner had put a aftermarket barrel on it, did...
10-25-2017, 01:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 698
Posted By stalkingbear

Not really a waste of money if a person is...

Not really a waste of money if a person is determined to have a very accurate rifle, but is limited to a Mosin Nagant action for some reason.
Forum: Gunsmithing
10-25-2017, 01:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,924
Posted By stalkingbear

You can easily rework the existing factory...

You can easily rework the existing factory trigger to any reasonable pull weight, and it still be 100% idiot proof! Of all the 700 triggers I've done, I've not had a single complaint or ND happen to...
10-25-2017, 01:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,627
Posted By stalkingbear

edmehlig-the idea is to push/push when you have...

edmehlig-the idea is to push/push when you have hand cupped over slide. If you push the frame forward while pushing the slide backwards, it effectively lessens the effort to rack the slide. You're...
Forum: Guns
10-25-2017, 12:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 245
Posted By stalkingbear

With that short 5/8" barrel, the scope will...

With that short 5/8" barrel, the scope will solve the short sight radius for sure! I prefer a bit longer barrel personally, but to each his own. I do LOVE Ruger 41 mags! I'd advise to degrease the...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-01-2017, 11:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,275
Posted By stalkingbear

Yeah any of the current crop of modern bows will...

Yeah any of the current crop of modern bows will kill a deer if you do your part. About 60% of exact brand/model of bow selection is splitting hairs, assuming they're specced out to fit the buyer....
09-01-2017, 01:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 353
Posted By stalkingbear

Anybody need their property watched/guarded?

If anybody has a bunch of land that has a livable dwelling on it (preferably in central Ky but will seriously consider their places), and needs somebody on the property all the time to keep poachers,...
09-01-2017, 12:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 831
Posted By stalkingbear

A lot of people, including me, are kind of put...

A lot of people, including me, are kind of put off by the appearance/specs of the Rokon. If they try to use it as a conventional dirt bike, it will fail miserably, BUT if they use it for the purposes...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-01-2017, 12:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,275
Posted By stalkingbear

The main reason that Mathews bows ain't got a...

The main reason that Mathews bows ain't got a mile of adjustments ranges is you cannot buy a new Mathews online, and it's not a problem whatsoever. Ever notice you almost never see Mathews bows for...
08-01-2017, 02:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 654
Posted By stalkingbear

Oldtimr, I understand your position, but if I...

Oldtimr, I understand your position, but if I remember correctly, YEARS ago, in certain states, gun season overlapped with bow season, and to this day, you can bowhunt in modern rifle season, but...
Forum: Optics
07-08-2017, 12:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,536
Posted By stalkingbear

Natchez has the Nikon Monarch 5 3x-15x-42mm on...

Natchez has the Nikon Monarch 5 3x-15x-42mm on sale for $318!!!!!
Forum: Optics
06-29-2017, 08:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 418
Posted By stalkingbear

Natchez also has Nikon Monarch 5 n 3x-15x-42mm...

Natchez also has Nikon Monarch 5 n 3x-15x-42mm for the STEAL of a price of $319!!!!!!!!! That scope, with the BDC (IF a person actually shoots at the different ranges to see EXACTLY what distances...
Forum: Optics
06-16-2017, 05:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By stalkingbear

I used to have a MASSIVE plastic tub in my shop...

I used to have a MASSIVE plastic tub in my shop that I threw cheap junk scopes, & those Ironsiter or see-thru mounts in when taking them off to replace with something reliable. That tub held DOZENS...
06-16-2017, 05:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 654
Posted By stalkingbear

Airbow?

I'm sure that by now most of yall had at least heard of the new Airbow. It's a pre charged pneumatic air rifle (PCP for those that are familiar with them), that fires a full length, full weight...
Forum: Gunsmithing
06-15-2017, 02:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,056
Posted By stalkingbear

All the american .30s are .308 bullet diameter,...

All the american .30s are .308 bullet diameter, whereas 7.92x57 (8mm Mauser and others), are .323. There's no way to simply rechamber to a smaller bore unless you want to have the existing barrel...
Forum: Guns
04-04-2017, 03:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,019
Posted By stalkingbear

There is a lot of sense in choosing a Encore. ...

There is a lot of sense in choosing a Encore. That way he'll already be intimately familiar with the action, trigger, operation, and the fact that when shooting a single shot makes people tend to...
Forum: Bowhunting
03-29-2017, 07:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 432
Posted By stalkingbear

I haven't tried those, do strongly recommend you...

I haven't tried those, do strongly recommend you at least try the Flying Arrow Archery "Toxic" broadhead! Since they hit the market & I tried them I've not had ANY animal go far enough to make it...
Forum: Guns
03-27-2017, 10:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,019
Posted By stalkingbear

If you want a rifle that is not only accurate out...

If you want a rifle that is not only accurate out of the box, but you'll also fall in love with, and advanced design, I can totally recommend the Browning A-Bolt 2 or X-Bolt model lines. I...
03-26-2017, 04:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,220
Posted By stalkingbear

I see what you are saying, and agree somewhat. ...

I see what you are saying, and agree somewhat. The Savage rifles are accurate partly to a cost cutting design. Savage makes their bolts multi piece, so that the bolt head is more or less "floating"...
Forum: Guns
03-26-2017, 09:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,019
Posted By stalkingbear

Just my 2 cents but in MY opinion, the 7mm08 is...

Just my 2 cents but in MY opinion, the 7mm08 is arguably THE best designed cartridge for all round whitetails ever! I've had 3 300 win mags, and the last, after I shot the elk with it, I gave it to...
03-26-2017, 09:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,220
Posted By stalkingbear

Thank you! Always glad to help & being a retired...

Thank you! Always glad to help & being a retired (mostly) gunsmith (and gun nut/competitor/hunter), I'm happy to share what I've learned & pass on the hard earned bit of knowledge I accumulated over...
Forum: Bowhunting
03-13-2017, 09:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,714
Posted By stalkingbear

I have a 31" draw length and that leaves out a...

I have a 31" draw length and that leaves out a lot of bow models, forcing me to choose longer draw length models that are usually lower performance compared to flagship bows. I'm sure glad Mathews...
03-13-2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,107
Posted By stalkingbear

I realize this is a old post, but feel I need to...

I realize this is a old post, but feel I need to respond. I too am disabled and lifelong hunter. After a guy that had drank his lunch failed to get stopped & hit me with a truck at work hen I was...
03-13-2017, 09:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,220
Posted By stalkingbear

The very best of the "budget" class of rifles...

The very best of the "budget" class of rifles I've personally seen & shot, the most consistently accurate is the Ruger American model lines. The Mossberg quality/function was spotty to start with,...
Forum: Gunsmithing
03-06-2017, 06:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,505
Posted By stalkingbear

If it was ME, I'd inlet to full clearance with...

If it was ME, I'd inlet to full clearance with combo X-Acto obby nife, Dremel with a small, fine wood burr, and inletting chisel. You could get by with good strong SHARP knife and/or dremel, and/or...
Forum: Guns
03-05-2017, 12:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,306
Posted By stalkingbear

The main difference between the "budget" factory...

The main difference between the "budget" factory stocks, and more expensive stocks, is the el cheapo models are simply injection molded plastic, whereas the best and lightweight or precision versions...
03-05-2017, 07:52 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 23,948
Posted By stalkingbear

I'd be willing to bet if any of yall ever get to...

I'd be willing to bet if any of yall ever get to try Kokanee salmon about as long as your arm, gut quick, pour a small bit of peanut oil in a cast iron skillet big enough for a family of purto-ricans...
Forum: Guns
03-05-2017, 07:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,306
Posted By stalkingbear

It depends. Which is more important to YOU? ...

It depends. Which is more important to YOU? Composite stocks will never warp, don't have to worry about scratching them, won't split out or crack, and temp/humidity/elevation/weather will never...
Forum: Guns
03-04-2017, 12:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 20,482
Posted By stalkingbear

A Mossberg 640K Chuckster was my very 1st .22...

A Mossberg 640K Chuckster was my very 1st .22 mag, and the very 1st rifle I ever bought, going on 40+ years ago. If not for the house fire, I'd still have it! It was sudden death on the local...
Forum: Guns
03-04-2017, 12:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 544
Posted By stalkingbear

By saying custom stock, you DO realize depending...

By saying custom stock, you DO realize depending on the type/grade of wood selected, you're talking about anywhere from 350-500 for lower grade wood, up to the sky as limit if you REALLY want fancy!...
Forum: Guns
03-04-2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,792
Posted By stalkingbear

The Springfield XDs in 45 is right down your...

The Springfield XDs in 45 is right down your alley, and about as good as it gets! To ME, the XD/XDs/XDm model lines are superior to Glocks, for MY uses due to the no dry fire field strip, match...
Forum: Guns
03-04-2017, 11:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,306
Posted By stalkingbear

If you can afford it, and can find them, the...

If you can afford it, and can find them, the Browning A-Bolt 2 was on sale for 503$ for Composite Stalkers at budsgunshop , and if you're on a strict budget, the Ruger American in 7mm08 will shoot...
Forum: Guns
03-04-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,306
Posted By stalkingbear

If you haven't bought him anything yet, I have...

If you haven't bought him anything yet, I have some suggestions. I've trained shooters for years, so when my daughter was ready for her 1st year of actually carrying the rifle, I let her use a pet...
Forum: Wanted
03-04-2017, 11:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 623
Posted By stalkingbear

Overseer/security/trespasser control

Does anybody have a farm or land they don't live on, and could use somebody to watch over the place, making SURE nobody goes on the land without permission trespassing, poaching, dope growing, meth...
02-03-2017, 07:40 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 156,499
Posted By stalkingbear

Zarith-what in the world does a mossberg 702...

Zarith-what in the world does a mossberg 702 review have to do with the original poster's question??????
01-28-2017, 03:08 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,644
Posted By stalkingbear

647 yards as paced off by about 2 dozen people on...

647 yards as paced off by about 2 dozen people on whitetail buck. It was mid day of a opening day for modern firearm season and I had the whole driveway & yard full with 4x4s, jeeps, trucks, and 4...
01-28-2017, 09:32 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 156,499
Posted By stalkingbear

Since you already have a 30-06 and a 300 win mag,...

Since you already have a 30-06 and a 300 win mag, the obvious choice is arguably, in MY opinion, THE best/most versatile whitetail cartridge ever designed of all time-provided you reload! Even if...
Forum: Guns
01-28-2017, 09:19 AM
Replies: 16
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Views: 822
Posted By stalkingbear

In the 6.5 Creedmoor a 20" or 22" is plenty long...

In the 6.5 Creedmoor a 20" or 22" is plenty long enough if you are planning on using it at "normal" ranges. With the 20" barrel on the model you want the loss is less than 100 fps.
Forum: Crossbows
01-28-2017, 09:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 611
Posted By stalkingbear

They leave a blood trail a blind man could follow...

They leave a blood trail a blind man could follow with a lower lung shot! Haven't had ANYTHING to get plumb out of sight yet, and that's ranging from groundhogs, coyotes, whitetails, hogs, and elk!
Forum: Guns
01-22-2017, 09:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,078
Posted By stalkingbear

That's actually a very good question. Except for...

That's actually a very good question. Except for the A-bolt 30-06 I'm going to make my go to rifle, and use it on everything having worked up 2 pet perfect loads that'll cover anything I'm ever...
01-22-2017, 09:11 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 23,948
Posted By stalkingbear

Fresh caught Kokanee Salmon gutted & thrown on...

Fresh caught Kokanee Salmon gutted & thrown on the grill still flopping! Leave the head and tail on, cook until 1 side is done, flip, do other side & then you can lay them on a BIG serving platter,...
01-22-2017, 09:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,589
Posted By stalkingbear

I used to call them in, and compared to coyotes...

I used to call them in, and compared to coyotes they seem to take more time to cautiously come in, and a lot of the times you won't see them until the last minute or not at all. I do remember 1 time...
Forum: Optics
01-22-2017, 08:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,536
Posted By stalkingbear

I'm late to the party but being on extremely...

I'm late to the party but being on extremely limited fixed income now I cannot afford to spend on a scope what I used to without giving it a thought. I'd put Nikon Prostaff, Leupold Vari X 2 (older...
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