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Forum: Crossbows
11-17-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,034
Posted By JOE PA

PSE nocks should work. Firenock makes different...

PSE nocks should work. Firenock makes different sizes of snap on nocks that should also work. It depends on the diameter of the string.
Forum: Crossbows
09-04-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,921
Posted By JOE PA

http://www.crossbownation.com/forum/index.php?app=...

http://www.crossbownation.com/forum/index.php?app=core&module=search&do=search&fromMainBar=1

Not a whole lot of info there, but some. Seems like the main trouble they can have is with trigger...
Forum: Technical
04-02-2013, 05:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,394
Posted By JOE PA

Good bow for it's time.

The Sniper was a good bow for it's time ('91-93 ?). Not sure the exact years, but that's close. It was High Country's conservative bow, maybe 285-290 IBO in today's rating system. They had the...
Forum: Guns
01-01-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,980
Posted By JOE PA

Really was into rifles years ago. Worked in a...

Really was into rifles years ago. Worked in a gun shop. Many guns are great hunting rifles. I have always preferred bolt actions for the strength, performance for a given cartridge, etc. When I...
Forum: Technical
01-01-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,644
Posted By JOE PA

I have only heard good things about the Shuttles,...

I have only heard good things about the Shuttles, but the Slick Tricks cut a whole lot more fly great and are very tough. I cut clear through a big doe's spine, broke 2 ribs, and the head still spun...
12-08-2012, 10:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,369
Posted By JOE PA

Cool If you really want to buy a gun...

If buying another gun is what this is about, then the 25/06 seems like the one. It fills the gap between your 22/250 and the 7 mag. I agree that the .280 (as well as the .270) are great calibers,...
Forum: Guns
12-05-2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,179
Posted By JOE PA

It is a Mohawk 600, basically an older version of...

It is a Mohawk 600, basically an older version of the Remington Model 7, but with a heavier barrel. I had a gunsmith replace the bolt handle with a 700 bolt handle. Gives up a little speed due to...
Forum: Guns
12-05-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,820
Posted By JOE PA

Scope rings?

Sounds like what you are describing are scope rings the fit the grooved receiver of a .22 mag. Those rings will not fit the bases you need to use on the 500. You need rings that fit Weaver type...
Forum: Guns
12-05-2012, 09:42 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,179
Posted By JOE PA

Thumbs up Good cartridge!

I don't think people will ever agree on the best cartridge. Nature of the beast, I guess. I have a .308 and an /06. Love 'em both, though my yougest son has latched onto the .308. It has an 18.5"...
12-01-2012, 10:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 692
Posted By JOE PA

Talking Lucky Buck

After 39 years, I finally lucked into a bigger buck than I lucked into back in '73. If I had gotten to the place 5 min. earlier, I would have gone to the place the gung ho guy with the headlamp...
Forum: Technical
02-04-2012, 05:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,046
Posted By JOE PA

It can be done

I have done this many times, at least out to 40 yards. A few bows have been more difficult than others, but I usually can get pretty close if not right on. Some guys will yap about trying to get...
Forum: Technical
02-04-2012, 04:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 675
Posted By JOE PA

Reference

I've made a few self bows, but not enough to get good at it. I would suggest getting a copy of Traditional Bowyers Bible, volume 1. Lots of info on there that would help.

Is your bow floor...
Forum: Technical
02-04-2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,106
Posted By JOE PA

Spine?

Looks like changing the point weight to 125 grains changed the tune of the bow. It would make the spine of the arrows softer. Glad you were able to get it retuned.
Forum: Technical
10-23-2011, 08:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,967
Posted By JOE PA

Cool If you're gonna do it...

Personally, I have always found the Sims stuff to work a little better to my ears and hands on my bows. I think the gap is closing. There are some on various boards that seem to prefer the Jax...
Forum: Guns
04-06-2011, 05:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,314
Posted By JOE PA

Thumbs up Good stuff.

Glad to hear your gun is shooting well. I never had a Remington 600, 660, or 700 that wouldn't shoot MOA or better with handloads. Most also handled loads that some other guns "thought" were max...
Forum: Guns
03-02-2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,731
Posted By JOE PA

Pretty much what we did.

When my older twin sons (now 20) started hunting, one used my 308 (Mohawk, customized), that was much like a Remington Model 7. I loaded light loads with 150 gr. bullets and he had no problems. The...
Forum: Guns
02-25-2011, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,380
Posted By JOE PA

Thumbs up You are probably right.

I was testing some CCI Standard Vel. in my son's Savage Mark II heavy barrel, and took the 581 along just for kicks. Bottom line is, 581 shot 3/8" groups at 50 yards with the stuff. (With a 4x...
Forum: Guns
02-16-2011, 02:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,380
Posted By JOE PA

Why?

First off, thanks for the replies.

The why is for two reasons. First is contour. Factory barrel is kinda thin I guess. It shoots fine though, but thought about a sporter with a similar barrel...
Forum: Guns
02-15-2011, 05:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,380
Posted By JOE PA

Question Worth rebarreling a Remington 581?

I have had one of these for many years, since when I worked in a gun shop. Not pretty guns, but strong action, fast lock time, and I have a 540X trigger on it. Figure I have 2/5 of a nice sporter...
Forum: Reloading
02-10-2011, 04:39 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,214
Posted By JOE PA

Not many now.

Right now, I am loading a "boring" 3.

.243 Win., .308 Win., 30/06

Soon to get dies for the 32 special I was given.

In the past...

244/6mm Rem.
.257 Roberts
Forum: Guns
02-08-2011, 12:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,914
Posted By JOE PA

Yep

Power wise, you have plenty.

Sighted in as you are, do what Ridge Runner says.

If this is a common scenario for your hunting, I'd bump that zero up to 3" high at 100, then you'd be just about...
Forum: Guns
02-08-2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,643
Posted By JOE PA

Question Hmm.

Wood is much nicer to look at, and warmer to the touch. Probably prefer wood just slightly. Easy to mess up a nice wood stock during a hunt.

Synthetic can be much lighter, like the Brown stock I...
Forum: Guns
02-07-2011, 07:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,138
Posted By JOE PA

Any epoxy but...

You can use most epoxies, but you have to have something as a release agent, like a wax. I've used Acraglas Gel the most. The kit has everything you need, and it is not as runny as the original...
Forum: Guns
02-06-2011, 01:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,292
Posted By JOE PA

Smile Thanks and congrats.

I'm sure those Model 12 stocks mean a lot to you.

After I did this work, I found Richards microfit on the net. $95 to have your wood machined and press fit inletted. Not a bad deal. I kinda...
Forum: Guns
02-06-2011, 09:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,690
Posted By JOE PA

Cool I understand

I do get what you are saying. I have a friend who used to be "into" Weatherbys. Now he is having custom guns built with special actions, barrels, stocks, you name it. He does a lot of long range...
Forum: Guns
02-04-2011, 08:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,690
Posted By JOE PA

Wink Shoes?

I would not mind spending some money for a good rifle if I needed one. I draw the line at spending more than $400 for a pair of shoes though.:wink:
Forum: Guns
02-04-2011, 08:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,138
Posted By JOE PA

Lightbulb Just what works for me.

Been doing this for many years and it has been very consistent. I bed the action, especially the front near the recoil lug very solid, and the back bearing surface, but not the middle or rail part...
Forum: Guns
02-04-2011, 08:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,906
Posted By JOE PA

Question Call the PGC?

Huntingkid: You may want to call the game commission about the use of buckshot. In the deer section of the special regs, it says no buckshot in Allegheny county. Does not state this in the small...
Forum: Guns
02-04-2011, 07:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,079
Posted By JOE PA

Thumbs down A plague!

There are a lot around here too. More every year. Had one following me along a dirt road in the woods on my way to a treestand in the dark. Lots howling in wooded areas. No wonder deer pop is...
02-04-2011, 09:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,535
Posted By JOE PA

Question Preference

I talked about this with a guy who has bought/sold guns for over 40 years. While I do like the tang safety of the Mossberg, the aluminum receiver is not as strong as steel if you are going to shoot...
02-04-2011, 09:21 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,099
Posted By JOE PA

Cool Hard to choose

Really, any of the guns you mentioned should work fine in the scenario you described. Ground blind/tree stands usually mean less rushed shots, IME. Lever guns would be great for still...
Forum: Guns
02-04-2011, 09:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,079
Posted By JOE PA

huntingkid: I looked up the PA Hunting...

huntingkid:

I looked up the PA Hunting digest, page 83 Special Regulations area (all of Allegheny county). For small game and huntable furbearers (coyotes), you can use shotgun, bow/arrow, and...
Forum: Guns
02-04-2011, 08:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 608
Posted By JOE PA

Lightbulb gunsmith?

If you are concerned about the gun, take it to a gunsmith and have it evaluated. I don't recall anything about Enfields being unsafe, like some of the very late WW2 Mausers.
Forum: Guns
02-04-2011, 02:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,690
Posted By JOE PA

Question Entry level?

Entry level guns are viewed by the gun using "elite" as cheap, shoddy guns that they are too good to use, I guess. It is much the same to me as an entry level, or "price point" bow. With bows,...
Forum: Guns
02-02-2011, 05:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 32,987
Posted By JOE PA

Thumbs up Good luck

Good luck getting to Cabelas on Sat. Hope our "wonderful" PA road crews have the ice cleaned up by then. 81 should be OK. Nice store. Hope it is a good experience for you. Combining your other...
Forum: Guns
02-01-2011, 05:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,681
Posted By JOE PA

Cool Differences?

You have to do some serious nitpicking to come up with any significant differences between the two that aren't mostly in your imagination.:s4:
Forum: Reloading
01-30-2011, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,139
Posted By JOE PA

Thanks.

Good to hear the feedback so far. Best bullet I have used so far for the 06 is the old school Hornady 165 spbt interlock. They always worked about right for the 06, but seemed a bit hard for our...
Forum: Reloading
01-30-2011, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,139
Posted By JOE PA

Question Thanks.

Seeing some of your posts, I know that you must be very particular about bullets, so I appreciate the feedback. Ballistic tips are kinda explosive when it comes to expansion aren't they?
Forum: Reloading
01-30-2011, 07:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,139
Posted By JOE PA

Question Hornady SST, Barnes, or "regular" bullets?

I am finally getting back into guns a bit (my youngest son has the bug, and I have to try to keep up with technology.) A few years back, I bought some Barnes X bullets (95 gr. 6mm), (165 gr. 30 cal)...
Forum: Guns
01-30-2011, 07:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,292
Posted By JOE PA

Smile Thanks

Thanks for the kind words.

The wood is a piece of American Walnut from a big 2' diameter) log I bought in the '70s. Hard wood but kinda porous. Does not hold fine checkering. It is 20 lpi. ...
Forum: Guns
01-28-2011, 02:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,292
Posted By JOE PA

Smile Brown

I have a Brown Precision stock with a Husqvarna 8000 barreled action. My favorite gun. I looked into one for this gun, and was very surprised how much they cost now. Don't even remember what the...
Forum: Guns
01-26-2011, 09:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,292
Posted By JOE PA

Talking Familiar

That was me pre-marriage and kids. Worked in a gun shop and got great deals on trade ins. Had 6mm and .308 660s. Wish I had them for the longer barrel, but this gun always shot great and takes...
Forum: Guns
01-25-2011, 05:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,292
Posted By JOE PA

One more pic

Here is a pic of the cheek piece side.
Forum: Guns
01-25-2011, 05:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,292
Posted By JOE PA

Smile Custom .308 Win.

I know this is kinda "old school" these days. I used to do stock work for a couple of shops before my kids came along. It's been 25 years since I did any checkering. My youngest son found this...
Forum: Guns
01-17-2011, 10:03 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,151
Posted By JOE PA

Question good guns

I see this board is a lot like Archerytalk. What you don't shoot is junk or garbage. Anyway, seems like some things have changed since I worked at a gun shop.

Have a Savage 110, and they aren't...
Forum: Technical
12-28-2010, 09:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,793
Posted By JOE PA

Tried them

I got a dozen FOBs and shot them for most of a summer. I did not like the feel of them at anchor, but that is something a person could get used to. I did have to retime drop away rests on 2 of my...
Forum: Crossbows
12-05-2010, 03:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 785
Posted By JOE PA

Question New Excal Axiom, or scope the Vixen?

We have an Excal Vixen that my son has used. Thought about scoping that one, as the Excal green "pin" covers up more than the aiming spot on the club's targets at 25 yards. Also noticed that the...
Forum: Guns
12-04-2010, 11:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,053
Posted By JOE PA

.270 should be fine. Just max load with a...

.270 should be fine. Just max load with a premium bullet like a Barnes X.

If you really want something suited for Elk, why not a .300 Win mag.? Really, the .270, 7mm Rem mag. and 30/06 are so...
Forum: Guns
12-02-2010, 10:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,229
Posted By JOE PA

Question 17 HMR, useful, or just a novelty?

I keep seeing 17 HMRs for sale, and I saw one at Cabelas yesterday for a good price (used) I thought I possibly could use it as a fall turkey gun and for small farm groundhogs. Are they useful...
Forum: Crossbows
11-26-2010, 05:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,489
Posted By JOE PA

Thumbs up Nice

Very good shooting. Nice and quiet too. Wish they were less than 10# though.
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