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Forum: Reloading
02-02-2009, 09:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 855
Posted By Dan in Alaska

RE: Starline Brass ?

I've used Starline brass in the .357 Sig, 10mm, .400 Cor-Bon, .45 ACP, .45 Colt and .454 Casull. It's top-of-the-line stuff.
Forum: Optics
02-02-2009, 08:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,080
Posted By Dan in Alaska

RE: Bases & Rings?

I won't own another set of std Leupold mounts. I had a windage screw loosen up on my during a hunt, so I replaced every pair I owned. Between the two you listed, I would opt for the Weaver-style...
Forum: Optics
02-02-2009, 08:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,788
Posted By Dan in Alaska

RE: Talley Lightweight mounts?

I have switched ALL of my 700's over to Talley LW mounts. I have seven rifles that currently wear Talley's, and I've got two more sets set aside for my next two rifle projects. Yeah, I guess I like...
Forum: Guns
01-02-2009, 01:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 723
Posted By Dan in Alaska

RE: help with building a custom gun.

Something you should know. You don't need a rifle chambered in these calibers, if you're only planning on using the action. To build a .22-250, all you need is a Rem 700 short action with the .308...
Forum: Guns
10-30-2008, 11:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,788
Posted By Dan in Alaska

RE: Long time 700 owners

Stock, bottom metal, sights/no sights, barrel fluting on some models, and metal finish (gloss, matte, etc). The mechanics are the same for all the standard 700 models: same action, trigger, barrel...
Forum: Guns
10-30-2008, 11:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 679
Posted By Dan in Alaska

RE: Remington 700 ?

The SPS version is the new "budget" line for the 700's, and for all practical purposes has replaced the ADL's.
Forum: Guns
10-29-2008, 01:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,788
Posted By Dan in Alaska

RE: Long time 700 owners

Here are a few pictures for you:

My .280 AI - Hart barrel, McM Sporter stock, Williams bottom metal.
http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q120/dvretz/280Duracoat2.jpg

Shoots pretty good...
Forum: Guns
10-24-2008, 02:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,788
Posted By Dan in Alaska

RE: Long time 700 owners

I have been using 700's since I was old enough to hunt. I used my dad's rifles, until I left the house and got my own. I currently have nine model 700's, in calibers ranging from .223AI to .375...
Forum: Reloading
10-22-2008, 01:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,180
Posted By Dan in Alaska

RE: .300 H&H Supplies?

Last year, an uncle gave me ten boxes of brand new, 50's vintage Norma .300 H&H brass, that once belonged to my grandfather. There was even some that had been loaded and fired, complete with my...
Forum: Guns
10-22-2008, 11:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 998
Posted By Dan in Alaska

RE: hmmm... too many decisions

Regardless of your caliber selection, don't bother with a heavy barrel. Get a standard sporter rifle configuration. There's absolutely no reason to buy a heavy barreled rifle for your intended...
Forum: Guns
05-15-2008, 01:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,788
Posted By Dan in Alaska

RE: Dednutz scope ring/base vs Talley LW

Well, I ordered up a set of the DedNutz mounts for a Model 7 today. I liked the fact that the DedNutz offer an extra-low variety, so I figured I would give them a try. I really like the 2-pc...
Forum: Reloading
05-08-2008, 11:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,588
Posted By Dan in Alaska

RE: .280 Ackley Improved

I've had great accuracy with several powder/load combinations with my .280AI. I've used IMR 4831, H4831, RL-22, and VV N165. I use IMR 4895 for my fire-form loads. They've all worked well.
Forum: Reloading
05-05-2008, 12:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,588
Posted By Dan in Alaska

RE: .280 Ackley Improved

Yes. My fire-form loads often shoot as well as my AI loads.




In a properly headspaced AI chamber, the parent case (no bullets) should be snug in the chamber. An AI chamber is typically...
Forum: Guns
05-05-2008, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,788
Posted By Dan in Alaska

RE: Dednutz scope ring/base vs Talley LW

I like a 2-pc set-up on my bolt action rifles. I have several sets of Talley LW's currently in use, without issue, so they are easily my first choice for a new rifle.
Forum: Guns
04-28-2008, 03:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 913
Posted By Dan in Alaska

RE: Building my first rifle . . . help!

"SPS" is a model designator, used by Remington. A model 700 SPS, is the cheapest version of their model 700. It has their matte "special purpose" finish, and is in a BDL configuration.


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Forum: Guns
04-28-2008, 12:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 913
Posted By Dan in Alaska

RE: Building my first rifle . . . help!

I'm a Remington fan myself, and there's lots of stuff out there for 'em. I like a stainless rifle, and a good stock. For a hunting rifle, I prefer a fairly lightweight rifle with a shorter barrel. ...
Forum: Reloading
04-14-2008, 10:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,331
Posted By Dan in Alaska

RE: 338-06 brass source and resizing question

I've always used necked up .30-06 brass in my .338-06. I had the rifle built in '97. I've put over 1000 rounds through the rifle, and I've never had an issue with using .30-06 brass, other than...
Forum: Optics
03-24-2008, 10:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,137
Posted By Dan in Alaska

RE: Scope for Tikka T3 243 cal.

I have a couple of lightweight rifles, and a couple more LW projects on the way. I have Leupold 2-7x's, 2.5-8x's and 3.5-10x's on them now, and I like them quite a bit. For the next one, I am...
Forum: Reloading
03-10-2008, 01:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,545
Posted By Dan in Alaska

RE: Progressive Presses

This is where the 650 shines. Set it up and crank out ammo by the thousands. A single Saturday morning's production run can produce enough ammo to last me several months. The machine is amazing.
Forum: Reloading
03-10-2008, 01:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,545
Posted By Dan in Alaska

RE: Progressive Presses

I have a Dillon 550 and a 650. The 650 w/ the casefeeder is great for loading LOTS of ammo in a short amount of time. If you're planning on loading shorter runs of many different calibers, that's...
Forum: Reloading
03-10-2008, 12:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,861
Posted By Dan in Alaska

RE: Other .22-250 recipes not using Hodgdon powders

RL-15 gave me the fastest velocity and tied with H380 for the best accuracy. I was getting 3800fps with 50gr V-Max's.
Forum: Reloading
03-07-2008, 12:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,861
Posted By Dan in Alaska

RE: Other .22-250 recipes not using Hodgdon powders

I am going to try some RL-15 and 10x, with the 50gr V-Max, this weekend. I'll let you know how it works.
Forum: Reloading
03-05-2008, 04:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,409
Posted By Dan in Alaska

RE: nosler number 6 manual

My .338 Edge (.338-.300 RUM) launches 225gr Accubonds at 3200fps, with an even more generous charge of RL-25. :D
Forum: Reloading
03-03-2008, 11:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,409
Posted By Dan in Alaska

RE: nosler number 6 manual

180gr bullet, 95.0gr of RL25, 3359 fps, 26" barrel
Forum: Reloading
03-03-2008, 12:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,242
Posted By Dan in Alaska

RE: What press do you have?

I've got an RCBS Rockchucker, a Dillon 550, and a Dillon 650 w/ case feeder.
Forum: Optics
03-02-2008, 11:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 571
Posted By Dan in Alaska

Picked up Some New Binoculars!

I just picked up TWO pair of Zeiss Victory II's at this weekend's gun show. I bought a set of 8x40's and a set of 10x40's for $950. I sold my Minox 10x43 HG's the same evening, in effect, upgrading...
Forum: Guns
02-29-2008, 07:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,089
Posted By Dan in Alaska

RE: Scope Mounts: Steel vs. Aluminum?

The Warne Maxima bases are Weaver style. Go to Brownells. Buy the rear with the extension front. You can order each base seprately. The set shouldn't cost you more than $25 with shipping.

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Forum: Guns
02-29-2008, 02:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,089
Posted By Dan in Alaska

RE: Scope Mounts: Steel vs. Aluminum?

I went with Warne Maxima bases & rings for my Savage in .375 H&H. I needed an extension front base to span the long gap, so that it would fit the short 2-7x scope. The steel mounts work well and...
Forum: Reloading
02-27-2008, 03:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 752
Posted By Dan in Alaska

RE: lee shotshell press

You are the first person I have heard speak highly of the Lee Load-All. I've never used one, but everyone I talked to steered me away from them, including previous Load-All owners. I am glad to...
Forum: Optics
02-25-2008, 12:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,471
Posted By Dan in Alaska

RE: Upgrading scopes

I have several Leupold scopes and a couple of Nikon scopes. In my opinion, it's tough to beat a VXIII 2.5-8x or 3.5-10x for a hunting scope. The VXII 2-7x and 3-9x are nice too, if you want to save...
Forum: Optics
02-21-2008, 03:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,208
Posted By Dan in Alaska

RE: Nikon Monarchs

I've got the new 2.5-10x Monarch on my .338 Edge. I haven't had it all that long, and I've only used it at the range, but it seems to be a decent scope. It's bright and clear.
Forum: Reloading
02-21-2008, 03:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,666
Posted By Dan in Alaska

RE: Gander Mountain: are they sniffing glue?

I used to work at a WI Gander Mountain store, while I was in college. I worked for them in the early '90's, when they still had a catalog division and before the retail stores were bought out by...
Forum: Reloading
02-14-2008, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,535
Posted By Dan in Alaska

RE: Heavy Bullet .223 Powder

Most folks I know of, that run the 75gr A-Max in the .223, are using H335 and seating them to touch the lands on their bolt actions. When I loaded them for my AR, it was a single shot endeavor.
Forum: Guns
02-11-2008, 04:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,529
Posted By Dan in Alaska

RE: The Dan Wesson 44 Mag.

My dad bought one in the early 80's, and I "borrowed" it for a few years. It's one of the most accurate and most comfortable revolvers I've shot. I don't know how many rounds it's fired over the...
Forum: Guns
01-16-2008, 03:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,514
Posted By Dan in Alaska

RE: Over/under choices

I own a 20ga Ruger Red Label, purchased brand-new in 1990. I wouldn't recommend a Red Label to anybody. Over two seasons of shooting skeet (1500 - 2000 rounds or target loads) the receiver loosened...
Forum: Reloading
01-09-2008, 01:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,152
Posted By Dan in Alaska

RE: Think I found the sweet spot

Dang! I thought my .338 Edge burned a lot of powder. I am running 225 NAB's at 3200 fps with 102 grains of RL-25. I haven't shot much at 300 yards, yet, but I hope I get some groups like your. ...
Forum: Guns
01-09-2008, 01:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,852
Posted By Dan in Alaska

RE: QR Scope Mounts

I haven't used the Leupold variety, but the Warne's I have work well.
Forum: Optics
01-09-2008, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,873
Posted By Dan in Alaska

RE: Quick Disconnect Scope Mounts/Rings???

I've got a set of Warne QD mounts on my .375 H&H. They return to zero without issue.
Forum: Guns
12-16-2007, 04:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,432
Posted By Dan in Alaska

RE: DPMS

Both of my AR-15's were DPMS models. Nothing wrong with them, but I sold them looking for something different. I don't have any AR's right now, but I wouldn't mind having another one.
Forum: Guns
12-11-2007, 03:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,865
Posted By Dan in Alaska

RE: Cooper 52 who has one?

Nice stick, DoubleA!
Forum: Optics
12-11-2007, 03:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,217
Posted By Dan in Alaska

RE: Nikon Customer Service

All of the Monarch 2-7's I see advertised are close-outs. According to Nikon's website (link), they no longer make a 2-7x in the Monarch series. The only 2-7x they currently list is a Pro-Staff,...
Forum: Guns
12-04-2007, 11:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,686
Posted By Dan in Alaska

RE: Shilen, Kreiger or other?

I have three rifles with custom tubes on them. I have barrels from Krieger, Shilen, and Hart. For my next project, I plan to use a Pac-Nor barrel. All of my rifles with custom barrels shoot well...
Forum: Reloading
11-28-2007, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 565
Posted By Dan in Alaska

RE: RCBS Rock .

I just saw a Piggyback conversion at a gun shop. The reduced "sale" price was still over $300! For that kind of money, I would look for a used Dillon 550. Dillon has a lifetime warantee, so I...
Forum: Guns
11-24-2007, 05:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,432
Posted By Dan in Alaska

RE: Krieger barrels

I have never have had Krieger install a barrel, either. I do have CM Krieger barrel on my .338-06, though. I had the rifle built back in '97 or '98, and I've got over 1000 rounds through it so far....
Forum: Reloading
11-22-2007, 02:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,035
Posted By Dan in Alaska

RE: imr 4064,257 roberts/110 accubonds

I had the best luck with IMR4350 in the Roberts case. If you can't find a load using 4064, trying trading some w/ a friend. If it's in sealed containers, you should be able to sell some 4064 and...
Forum: Reloading
11-22-2007, 02:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,279
Posted By Dan in Alaska

RE: beam or electronic loading scale

I have both, and I prefer to use my balance scale while weighing powder charges. The electronic scale comes in handy for weight sorting cases, quickly checking weights, etc. I really don't use my...
Forum: Optics
11-22-2007, 02:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,217
Posted By Dan in Alaska

Nikon Customer Service

I had a Nikon 2-7x scope that was about 12 years old or so, before they had they offered different models like the Monarch, Buckmaster, Pro Staff, etc. When I got the scope, there was only one model...
Forum: Optics
11-07-2007, 11:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,123
Posted By Dan in Alaska

RE: Quick Site In

DoubleHH,

Like the others have stated. If you start sighting at 25 yards, you want your shots hitting low, and then you should be fairly close to your point of aim at 100 yards.

I'm not a...
Forum: Reloading
10-15-2007, 09:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,729
Posted By Dan in Alaska

RE: Barnes TSX accuracy

I have had great 100 yard accuracy out of my .280 AI with the 160gr TSX, but I haven't tried them at longer ranges. I certainly will, after hearing your experiences.

A couple of things I have...
Forum: Optics
10-04-2007, 01:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,592
Posted By Dan in Alaska

RE: best Place to buy optics online

A third for Camera Land. Doug is a great guy to do business with!
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