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Forum: Guns
01-18-2006, 11:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,297
Posted By vangunsmith

RE: 223 cal for Deer

I have killed many deer with mine using 70gr Speer SSP handloads. I wouldn,t use it on big deer,and it does have its limits as do all guns.It,s really done the job thought and on a lot of wild hogs...
Forum: Reloading
01-18-2006, 11:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,829
Posted By vangunsmith

RE: Velocity VS. Accuracy

IMHO, a lot of people think that the higher vel. means more accuracy! wrong! vangunsmith
Forum: Reloading
01-18-2006, 11:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By vangunsmith

RE: Primer question

I would use them yes. IMHO vangunsmith
Forum: Reloading
01-05-2006, 03:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 775
Posted By vangunsmith

RE: 378 weatherby

Email the WBY company for a free catalog and they will have there loads in the back of the book. vangunsmith
Forum: Guns
01-05-2006, 03:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,372
Posted By vangunsmith

RE: Good Cheap Rifle For Elk and Deer

All the guns mentioned should fit the bill for you,and are good choices. But the main thing is that there is nothing cheap now days,when you start talking about deer and elk hunting! vangunsmith
Forum: Guns
01-05-2006, 03:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 551
Posted By vangunsmith

RE: Shooting Into Water

In the past and still to this day the russians have a pistol and rifle that are made to shoot underwater for there navy. I never did think of looking up what kind of bullet they used! vangunsmith
01-03-2006, 11:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,702
Posted By vangunsmith

RE: .22 hornet

I have two of them also on Cadet Martini actions,and have a lot of fun with them. Never had problems loading them though. I,ll have to ask bigcountry what problem he had. vangunsmith
01-03-2006, 11:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,668
Posted By vangunsmith

RE: 17 hmr scope, need tech help

Go to www.sportsmansguide.com and look at the Barska line of scopes.vangunsmith
01-03-2006, 11:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,240
Posted By vangunsmith

RE: New cartridge what do you think?

It might have a place in todays now overfilled market of new stuff to swallow,but i can,t think were. vangunsmith
Forum: Guns
01-03-2006, 11:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,173
Posted By vangunsmith

RE: Talley alloy one piece rings/base

Bigcountry,thanks for the info. I was wondering about these and now i know! Next set of rings and mounts will be them. vangunsmith
Forum: Black Powder
12-19-2005, 06:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 574
Posted By vangunsmith

RE: Question on Goex Pinnacle FFFG

Always nice to be safe,if you don,t remember or can,t find reloading data on it,work your way up to the load your thinking about! Its better to be safe for sure.Never used that Goex before,but there...
Forum: Black Powder
12-19-2005, 06:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 598
Posted By vangunsmith

RE: Look what i Did!

Since you have so many of them,you can send some my way. lol vangunsmith;)
Forum: Black Powder
12-19-2005, 06:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,182
Posted By vangunsmith

RE: Primers?

Read your thread,and i thought,why not try the 209M primers. They are the same size but made for magnum loads in shotguns,in the 3" and 3 1/2" loads. I bet you will find a difference. vangunsmith:eek:
Forum: Black Powder
12-19-2005, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 919
Posted By vangunsmith

RE: Traditions Pursuit

I hunt with one just like you were talking about and they still are grea little guns,and mine shoots great. vangunsmith:eek:
Forum: Reloading
12-19-2005, 06:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,552
Posted By vangunsmith

RE: Horizontal Stringing

Charllie brown,i think Roskoe is right, i would go to the scope as well as being your problem. go from that avenue to check out first. A lot of scopes out there now at good prices. vangunsmith:eek:
Forum: Reloading
12-19-2005, 06:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,289
Posted By vangunsmith

RE: Dupont Powders

I have ackley books also,and they have many diferent great loads in them.What calibers are you so interested in reloading that have to have DUPONT powder if i might ask? vangunsmith:eek:
Forum: Reloading
12-19-2005, 06:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,640
Posted By vangunsmith

RE: favorite .270 elk and muley bullet

In my 270 win. i always loaded up hot loads with the 150 gr bullet. Then and still to this day i use 150gr Sierra BT,Spitzers. vangunsmith/;)
Forum: Reloading
12-19-2005, 06:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,880
Posted By vangunsmith

RE: What is a good load for 22-250!!!

When i was in gunsmith school many yrs ago,thats what we did with our teachers 22-250. Under his instructiions we took a big bowl of powder and run the cases through it,tapped it on the bench once...
12-19-2005, 05:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,240
Posted By vangunsmith

RE: New cartridge what do you think?

I think the reason is,is that the 338-06 is already here and one section of the public seem to want the "shorter' style powerful bullets. why they have to be shorter is beyond me,except for some guys...
Forum: Guns
12-19-2005, 05:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,455
Posted By vangunsmith

RE: Bullet Differences

Statjunk, Roskoe said it all!! If the bullet shoots good in your gun and it puts the animal down on the ground,whom cares what they call it. suit yourself. Bullets have to fly before any game is...
Forum: Guns
12-19-2005, 05:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,533
Posted By vangunsmith

RE: 204 or 22-250

Bigcountry,just buy one of each!! problem solved. vangunsmith:eek:
Forum: Guns
12-19-2005, 05:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,321
Posted By vangunsmith

RE: Recovered Bullet Thread....Lets see 'em

For many years Wby has used this brand of bullet in the 139gr & 154gr in there 7mmWby ammo. Now Wby is a well known and respected firearm in the industry for years. There guns have brought down...
Forum: West
12-17-2005, 07:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,009
Posted By vangunsmith

RE: BIG Blacktail

Iv,s shot ones like that before and they were crosses with mule deer. Nice buck for sure. vangunsmith;)
Forum: Reloading
12-17-2005, 07:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 719
Posted By vangunsmith

RE: I'm a beginner and I wanna reload.

I suggest that you get a lot of books on reloading and read,read,read,and read some more before you ever start to load a shell.It really helps when you getting started out,and makes any problems you...
Forum: Reloading
12-17-2005, 07:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,690
Posted By vangunsmith

RE: ruger 77/22 hornet

I have a rifle just like yours and i load this bullet in it and have even killed wild pigs and deer with it. Its the 50gr,Speer TNT they really work great and are at least accurate in my gun. In the...
Forum: Reloading
12-17-2005, 07:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,289
Posted By vangunsmith

RE: Dupont Powders

I mean the difference in 4350 and 4831
Forum: Reloading
12-17-2005, 07:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,289
Posted By vangunsmith

RE: Dupont Powders

Rootsy is right,but remember when and if you reload and i assume you do,just because Hodgons owns IMR and the numbers haven,t changed, DON,T get mixed up with H numbers and IMR numbers. Like 430,4831...
Forum: Reloading
12-17-2005, 07:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 610
Posted By vangunsmith

RE: Just purchased 2 new Guns need some info

bigcountry,after you get them dialed in the way i know you can,pass them on to me and i will take them for a field test!!;)[8D]:eek:vangunsmith
12-17-2005, 07:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,245
Posted By vangunsmith

RE: 130gr. Barnes XLC coated in .270 WIN

To be left alone most bullets will do the job they were made for. Some nowdays aren,t nothing but aflash in the pan,glad yours did what it should do for you. vangunsmith;)
12-17-2005, 07:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 868
Posted By vangunsmith

RE: My 1st rifle

Your sales person was full of bovine you know what. If thats what you wanted all you had to do was get higher rings for your mounts to clear the barrel being a 50mm lens. Anyway you did make a really...
Forum: Guns
12-17-2005, 07:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 749
Posted By vangunsmith

RE: 6.5x55 swede

If you don,t know what you should do i can tell you that xmas is close by and i love that caliber. Hint,hint, vangunsmith:eek:
Forum: Guns
12-17-2005, 07:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 517
Posted By vangunsmith

RE: barrel lenght and velocity loss

That sounds about right,in the article i have read that one usually loses 45-60fps for every 2" cut off the barrel.That still shouldn,t hurt your guns performance in doing its job when you see that...
Forum: Guns
12-17-2005, 07:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 13,467
Posted By vangunsmith

RE: Replacing bead site on shotgun

I additiion to what Bigbull stated the protrusion into the barrel has to be cut off,filed,and polished out for this is were your choke is. Note some shotguns front beads are NOT THREADED into the...
Forum: Guns
12-17-2005, 07:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,097
Posted By vangunsmith

RE: Re-barrel questions

They found out in the first days of the 270 win birth that the 22" barrel was the barrel length that the cartridge liked the best for standard accuracy in a hunting rifle.I personally like douglas...
Forum: Black Powder
12-14-2005, 09:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 391
Posted By vangunsmith

Experienced with/help

Pedersoli makes a pistol called the kentucky bounty hunter in 45 and 50 cal.. It got a 16 9/16" barrel. Have any of you guys out there shot it or know any body whom has one,and how accurate are they?...
Forum: Reloading
12-14-2005, 09:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,292
Posted By vangunsmith

RE: free bore?

You don,t want the bullet next to the lands!! vangunsmith
Forum: Reloading
12-14-2005, 08:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,783
Posted By vangunsmith

RE: 243 LOADS ???

Go to www.accuratereloading.com for info you might need. vangunsmith;)
Forum: Reloading
12-14-2005, 08:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,406
Posted By vangunsmith

RE: Ever wondered if corp. trolls come here

I think a lot of it is to arise the public to quote un quote something new,just to sell stuff. you don,t hear people talkling about moly coated bullets and other types like you did about a year or...
Forum: Reloading
12-14-2005, 08:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 435
Posted By vangunsmith

RE: Newby Reloading question

Just a note,i would buy some books and read,and read,and read before i just started out to reload.there is a lot to kknow and one better be safe for sure.Have fun,for it is fun,but be knowledgable...
Forum: Reloading
12-14-2005, 08:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 984
Posted By vangunsmith

RE: Want to buy these bullets

Barnes now days only makes a 220gr RN solid in the 30 cal. Sierra bullets do makea 220 grHPBT Match King,and a 220gr RN,and a 240 gr HPBT Match bullet. hope i helped you some. vangunsmith;)
Forum: Reloading
12-14-2005, 08:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 535
Posted By vangunsmith

RE: .338 reloading question.

Using H414 there is one load that gets a 185 gr bullet going 3293fps. Go to www.accuratereloading.com and there is plenty of info there for you. vangunsmith;)
Forum: Reloading
12-14-2005, 08:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By vangunsmith

RE: "Hot" 300Savage???

The 300 sav. is a great little cartridge,but in a Lever action,pump,or auto loading up "HOT" rounds is only suggested for the bolt action. All the actions i mentioned are not made to handle the added...
Forum: Reloading
12-14-2005, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 676
Posted By vangunsmith

RE: WBY. .300 MAG. Questions

Your trying to change the laws of physics from 100 yds to 500yds. Good luck. The 300WBY is a great cartridge but it can only do so much.What are you shooting for? Learn more about loading i would...
12-14-2005, 08:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 899
Posted By vangunsmith

RE: First rifle help!

I would say you have made a great choice no matter how much money you have to spend!! Go for it!! vangunsmith;)
12-14-2005, 08:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,671
Posted By vangunsmith

RE: Seriously considering Benelli R1

The forward weight your talking about is there to help one hold the gun more steady for one reason. I have found that the first shot is usually the one that gets the game,and personally never been a...
12-14-2005, 07:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,702
Posted By vangunsmith

RE: .22 hornet

Its a great little cartridge and was popular many years ago.Its not in the same realm as the 223 or 22-250,but if one reloads it can be quite a surprizing cartridge. I have killed one wild pig,and...
12-14-2005, 07:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,680
Posted By vangunsmith

RE: .30-06 ammo question

Each bullet is measured in Dia of the bullet and in the weight of the bullet. The bullet weight is measured in grains. As stated there are 7000garins to a lb. So for example if you had just the...
12-14-2005, 07:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 24,936
Posted By vangunsmith

RE: 22-250 vs 7mm-08

If you reload,and i don,t think you do,i would pick the 243Cal. It would fulfill your light rounds out at those distances and heavier rounds also for bigger game. Good from yote,dogs, to deer....
Forum: Guns
12-14-2005, 07:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,212
Posted By vangunsmith

RE: 1917 enfield

What is a 1917 Enfield,30-06 Remington Mauser? An enfield is one type of rifle action,Mauser is another type of actiion, and i assume your shooting 30-06 Rem ammo. Is thats what your talking about?...
Forum: Guns
12-14-2005, 07:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,038
Posted By vangunsmith

RE: lazzeroni

Lazzeroni is over priced and over rated IMHO! Just like Bigcountry stated,just have a rifle rebarreled to that cal. Then your cost of brass and dies ect. It still will be a lot cheaper that way then...
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