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Forum: Reloading
09-21-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 418
Posted By Sweetroels

Thanks for the info everybody. I shouldn't let my...

Thanks for the info everybody. I shouldn't let my OCD rule my life, it will be hard not cleaning the barrel but will live with it if this is the best thing to do. I hope my load that works so well,...
Forum: Reloading
09-21-2019, 06:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 418
Posted By Sweetroels

To clean or not to clean, that is the question.

Ok, got the Tikkaís shooting well (I need to pay attention to overall case length and trim neck, per previous thread). At the range Iíve been running a Bore Snake through the barrel twice after every...
Forum: Reloading
08-31-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 664
Posted By Sweetroels

X- Dies are full length size die. I just trimmed...

X- Dies are full length size die. I just trimmed the brass length to .15 of maximum and that seems to work. Thanks for your help!
Forum: Reloading
08-31-2019, 04:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 664
Posted By Sweetroels

I did, using a X-Die, that's what is perplexing....

I did, using a X-Die, that's what is perplexing. I did try trimming the neck down .10 below max and that seemed to work though. I think these Tikka's don't have the neck space in the chamber other...
Forum: Reloading
08-30-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 664
Posted By Sweetroels

Tikka Chambering Issues

Bought a 30-06 Tikka TX3 from Sportsman’s Warehouse and used new Lapua brass and it shot great so I bought the same version in 7-08. I used once shot Lapua brass from my Remington LLS Mountain 7-08...
Forum: Guns
12-23-2018, 04:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 485
Posted By Sweetroels

Thanks guys, this has been very helpful, have a...

Thanks guys, this has been very helpful, have a great holiday! (Christmas)
Forum: Guns
12-22-2018, 07:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 485
Posted By Sweetroels

Thanks Nomercy448 and Ridge Runner, good info. ...

Thanks Nomercy448 and Ridge Runner, good info. How do you determine if it is hammer forged? I have 2 SS barrels Model 700 and a Ruger American all made in the last 10 years. Thanks again
Forum: Guns
12-20-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 485
Posted By Sweetroels

Breaking in barrel

Just bought a Tikka T3x Super lite. I never broke in a barrel in the past, maybe that's why my previous guns I purchased new could never shoot that great, even after working through many different...
Forum: Gunsmithing
11-13-2018, 04:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,433
Posted By Sweetroels

A lot of good info here. I still have a lot to...

A lot of good info here. I still have a lot to learn before I pull the trigger. Leaning toward McMillian, with only a few more bucks and if I am going through the trouble of putting a new stock and...
Forum: Gunsmithing
11-08-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,433
Posted By Sweetroels

Its a walk to the stand 200-300 yards and shoot...

Its a walk to the stand 200-300 yards and shoot across the bean field gun. I am more interested in accuracy than looks. What ever stock gives me that its on the list
Forum: Gunsmithing
11-08-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,433
Posted By Sweetroels

What do you all think of these stocks ...

What do you all think of these stocks
​​​​​​https://www.magpul.com/products/hunter-700-la-stock-remington-700-long-action
They have great reviews and you can't beat the price
Forum: Gunsmithing
11-08-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,433
Posted By Sweetroels

Big Uncle, thanks for the feedback. I think a new...

Big Uncle, thanks for the feedback. I think a new stock and trigger will be the best option. Looked at Stocky's, good site. Do you think their house brand stocks are sufficient? They have a great...
Forum: Gunsmithing
11-04-2018, 05:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,433
Posted By Sweetroels

300 RUM Accuracy

I have an older Remington BDL 300 RUM with synthetic stock. I would like to improve the accuracy. I will be modifying the trigger, recommendations on this would be helpful but was wondering if...
Forum: Reloading
11-13-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,003
Posted By Sweetroels

210 vs. 215 primers

Have no Federal 210 on hand, have a ton of 215 specifically GM215M. I use them for my 300 RUM. Can I use them for my 30-06, 243, and 7-08? Thx
Forum: Reloading
10-22-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 770
Posted By Sweetroels

Good Question. Just got done measuring it and...

Good Question. Just got done measuring it and seating bullets when I saw your reply. The magazine max is 3.680. So I'll be .115 off the lands. Don't think pressures should spike to much? I backed...
Forum: Reloading
10-22-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 770
Posted By Sweetroels

RR Where would you start off the lands? .020,...

RR Where would you start off the lands? .020, .050, 075?
Forum: Reloading
10-22-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 770
Posted By Sweetroels

Can this be accurate? 300 Ultra OAL

Been trying out my new OAL gauge on my 300 RUM and it measures 3.795 bullet to the lands with a Swift Scirocco? .195 over the stated (published) OAL of 3.600 Most of my other rifles do not have this...
Forum: Trail Cameras
08-05-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 787
Posted By Sweetroels

Bought 6 Browning Strike Force cameras. Boy it...

Bought 6 Browning Strike Force cameras. Boy it added up with SIM cards and lithium batteries. Can't wait to get them out there. I will let you all know how they work and post some pictures.
Forum: Trail Cameras
08-01-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 787
Posted By Sweetroels

I am going to answer my own question. I found...

I am going to answer my own question. I found Covert Scouting Cameras MPE5 6MP for $80 which would be in my budget and the reviews don't seem to be bad. Does anyone else have a better recommendation...
Forum: Trail Cameras
07-30-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 787
Posted By Sweetroels

Cover basic needs

Long time hunter, never used cameras before
- we have 7000 ac 14 guys a lot of land, 200 stands
- want to get off the beaten path and climb
- going to prep 10 locations for a climber
- hunting...
Forum: Reloading
03-16-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 526
Posted By Sweetroels

OK, no 2nd tumble. Is there a good brass cleaner...

OK, no 2nd tumble. Is there a good brass cleaner I can use to wipe them down? Simple wiping doesn't remove the spots.
Forum: Reloading
03-16-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 526
Posted By Sweetroels

Tumble again?

Apparently I had old media that was too dirty. All my shells are getting spots on them. I already sized, trimmed and put in primers. Bought some new clean media, can I tumble again??? Or should I...
Forum: Reloading
12-30-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 679
Posted By Sweetroels

Thanks Ridge Runner. Helpful info. I have the 1lb...

Thanks Ridge Runner. Helpful info. I have the 1lb containers and they don't list the ingredients. Is it on the bigger containers? Tried the Hodgdon website and couldn't find it. Is there another...
Forum: Reloading
12-29-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 679
Posted By Sweetroels

Extreme powders vs. ???

In North Carolina the weather can range from 90s to the teens during hunting seasons i.e. pig, deer, yote etcÖ Iíve experienced some change in accuracy and erratic shots with loads made with IMR 4350...
Forum: Reloading
12-21-2013, 06:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 581
Posted By Sweetroels

New Powder, 300 Ultra

Been using retumbo and TSX 180gr with decent success. Wanted to try something different. Santa is going to bring me 180gr Swift Scirocco and Lyman says 7828 is the best powder? Any other suggestions?...
Forum: Reloading
09-24-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,054
Posted By Sweetroels

I use retumbo, federal 215 match primers, all...

I use retumbo, federal 215 match primers, all RCBS reloading components and the 180 tsx with good results.

I would hit you tube and search the web for advice on reloading but found RCBS...
09-04-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,636
Posted By Sweetroels

Just received them from Cabela's. My quess is...

Just received them from Cabela's. My quess is these bibs will operate between the temp of 70 and 45. They are a little heavy in the crotch due to the internal straps but not bad. They are well...
08-19-2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,636
Posted By Sweetroels

SpiderWeb Recon Safety Harness Bibs

Has anybody bought these bibs? Just wondering if they are comfortable and would be good for warm weather hunting? They would not give me an excuse for not wearing a safety harness. Thx
Forum: Bowhunting
08-18-2013, 06:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,719
Posted By Sweetroels

Vision problems with bow sight, need help!

My left eye sees well far but not close, the right eye sees well close but not far. I donít wear glasses because the brain compensates except at night I have a pair of glasses to help drive night...
04-10-2013, 09:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 501
Posted By Sweetroels

Setting up the ambush, 1st kill

(how do I eliminate one of these posts)

Never hunted turkeys before and need some help!


Did some scouting ahead of the season for this Saturday and spotted a nice group of turkeys with a big...
04-10-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 460
Posted By Sweetroels

Setting up the ambush. 1st Kill

1st Kill, I hope. Never hunted turkeys before and need some help!

Did some scouting ahead of the season for this Saturday and spotted a nice group of turkeys with a big Tom 3 consecutive...
Forum: Reloading
03-22-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 918
Posted By Sweetroels

Ok I will try both. Just needed reassurance. ...

Ok I will try both. Just needed reassurance. Thanks everyone.
Forum: Reloading
03-20-2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 918
Posted By Sweetroels

Need new powder 7-08

Trying new bullets in the 7-08 Remington Mountain LSS 22 inch stainless. Was using 120 gr Barnes with 49 gr of 414. Shot well. But wanted to use a heavier bullet with slightly improved expansion...
Forum: Guns
02-05-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 994
Posted By Sweetroels

Winchester Model 71, Big Problem!

Problem is I am getting old!! Have a big challenge with the peep sight. Can't hit a bull at 50 yards now. Is there any solution that doesn't require tapping and drilling to install a scope? Any ideas...
Forum: Guns
02-05-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,367
Posted By Sweetroels

I have one and it shoots great. It kicks like a...

I have one and it shoots great. It kicks like a mule! And is the only gun out of 12 I own that gets me to flinch. The bullets go far with a lot of energy but unless you can handle the punishing...
Forum: Reloading
12-23-2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,905
Posted By Sweetroels

243 bear load

Now that I captured your attention...


I’ve been loading the daughters gun with Hornady 100gr BTSP Interlock’s for deer and they have been performing well. I used the 85 gr. Barnes and they...
12-03-2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,252
Posted By Sweetroels

His 1st buck too! A 8 pt Piebald

My son also shot his 1st buck the same weekend. It was a trophy not only because it was his 1st but is was also a Piebald.
12-02-2012, 08:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,252
Posted By Sweetroels

Her 1st Buck

Daughters 1st buck. A nice 6 with 16 inch spread 3 1/2 year old deer. She was very happy. Shot at 75 yards with her little Ruger 243. It went down in a pile after a 25 yard run. I was actually...
11-08-2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,698
Posted By Sweetroels

What do you guys think of Nikon Monarch? I found...

What do you guys think of Nikon Monarch? I found a 4-16x50 Monarch with BDC for $379 at SWFA. Will I notice much of quality difference between the Monarch and the VX-III? Thanks
11-07-2012, 05:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,698
Posted By Sweetroels

Thanks Mojotex. Maybe this scope at Natchez...

Thanks Mojotex. Maybe this scope at Natchez would fit the bill? Weaver 4.4-16x50 Classic Extreme Riflescope Illuminated German #4 Reticle Matte.

Chuck hawks thought it was a good scope. Don't...
11-06-2012, 07:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,698
Posted By Sweetroels

Scope Switcharoo

I have an old beater Weaver/redfield on my 760 30-06 and it is poor in low light. Here's what I am thinking of doing, need feedback

- move the Ziess Conquest 3x9x40 to the 30-06 from the 7-08
-...
Forum: Crossbows
09-25-2012, 10:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 17,542
Posted By Sweetroels

Ten Point! I have an titan extreme and it...

Ten Point! I have an titan extreme and it performs better than other bow in camp.
Forum: Crossbows
08-18-2012, 06:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,298
Posted By Sweetroels

Newbie. Titan Extreme

Just purchased the basic Titan Extreme package by ten point. I will be hunting the small eastern NC deer. What else to I need? What type of broad heads work best, practice arrows, wax, etc......
Forum: Crossbows
05-08-2011, 05:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 659
Posted By Sweetroels

Extending my opportunities

In NC there is no gun hunting on Sunday so I wanted to get a crossbow for my daughter and I to use so we could hunt the weekend. I hunt with her and she is 15 and would use it most of the time and I...
08-18-2010, 06:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,133
Posted By Sweetroels

Big Decision O/U or ?

Found out the little woman spent some extra cash with no mutual consent. My turn! Here is the question(s).

1st question
I have 3 shot guns, beaters but nice reliable standbys a Nova and 870 in...
09-22-2009, 10:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 386
Posted By Sweetroels

So set up around the acorns and just focus on...

So set up around the acorns and just focus on that? Oaks are limited in my neck of the woods with a few beech around. I do bring them in from the peidmont area and hunt over them which has worked...
09-22-2009, 08:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 386
Posted By Sweetroels

Set-up, Knock-down

Need ideas on how you all prep for activity around your honey hole for opening day. Scent products i.e. C'Mere deer or doe scents, feed i.e corn or acorns, decoys, other etc...
- I have a 15ft....
Forum: Reloading
08-03-2009, 10:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 714
Posted By Sweetroels

Lonewolf, were these the accubond or ballistic...

Lonewolf, were these the accubond or ballistic tips? Wanted to try a different bullet than barnes that was a bit cheaper and my gun likes IMR 4350 also. BTW what gun do you have? Thanks K-man
Forum: Reloading
09-30-2008, 08:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,411
Posted By Sweetroels

RE: OAL Trouble

This info helps a lot guys, thanks!

BTW my test loadsdeveloped at the OALI posted earlier, worked great! Best groups ever. I just need to narrow down the powderweight!

Also if anybody can...
Forum: Reloading
09-26-2008, 03:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,411
Posted By Sweetroels

OAL Trouble

Finding the best OAL

Instead of going by store bought ammo OAL, purchasing a Stony Point tool or the recommended OAL in the Lyman manual I determined the OAL to the lands in my guns the old...
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