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Forum: Reloading
03-06-2002, 01:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By BigBob

RE: Match grade primers-anyone use them?

BRIMAN,
I have gotten to the point that I use benchrest primers for just about everything. Do they help? My groups are smaller and the velocity extreme spread have gotten smaller. I don't know if...
Forum: Reloading
03-06-2002, 01:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 708
Posted By BigBob

RE: Do you weigh cases??

LAZYARCHER,
YES. Everything else is opinion. There was a posting on another BB that had a photo of a fair sized hunk of brass that was found because the cases were weighed. As far as weighing...
Forum: Reloading
03-06-2002, 12:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By BigBob

RE: varget

WOODCHUCKS,
I've been using Varget for about four years now and have come to these conclusions. This powder is not subject to pressure changes due to temperature changes. It is very consistent...
Forum: Guns
03-06-2002, 12:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 476
Posted By BigBob

RE: Gettin a new Rifle!!

338ULTRAMAG,
Remember this on Fathers Day. I think I'd select a Leupold VARI-X III or LPS. Good luck.
Forum: Guns
03-06-2002, 12:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 791
Posted By BigBob

RE: WD-40

KING HUGH,
The beauty of WD-40 used in this way it that it softens grit and carbon so when you do clean, it's much easier. WD-40 will also remove fingerprints and the salts and acids of them, as...
Forum: Guns
02-26-2002, 01:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,016
Posted By BigBob

RE: Remington Problems?

DEER1,
I've run into this trouble. It was all my own making. This is the result of the sear engagement being to short and the trigger pull being to light. I like my varmint rifle triggers VERY...
02-26-2002, 12:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 455
Posted By BigBob

RE: New Rifle

YOUNG 7,
I've played with a good number of .264s, but not the .260. If you go with it, take a look at the 125 grain Nosler Partition bullet. If you're still open to suggestions, you may find the...
02-26-2002, 12:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,172
Posted By BigBob

RE: Talk about tough

YOUNG7,
Of all of Gods' creatures, I'd have to say the Antelope Jackrabbit. I once shot one down thru the back with a .264 WM at about 20 yards. The shot kicked up a lot of dust, and out of it...
02-26-2002, 12:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 595
Posted By BigBob

RE: 264 Winchester Magnum

SALATHEEL,
I had and loaded for a .264 WM years ago. I liked it, but shot out the bore in a little over 1200 rounds. I think that was the first .264 in NM. The barrel was 26" stainless steel....
02-26-2002, 12:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By BigBob

RE: GREAT NEW TOOL!

Looking back at this posting, I didn't give much info on the saw. Weight=4 oz. Blade length=2 1/2". OVERALL LENGTH=5". Sorry for the goof. HAVE A GREAT DAY.
02-22-2002, 05:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By BigBob

GREAT NEW TOOL!

During my Oryx hunt, I used a new tool that was so great I wanted to share it with all of you. During the gutting, what to do with the pelvis has always been with us. I found a "SAGEN'S HUNTER FIELD...
02-22-2002, 05:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 412
Posted By BigBob

RE: SATURDAY WAS "THE" DAY!!!

THANK YOU ALL!!!!!!!!!!I appreciate your good wishes. The range is located in south central New Mexico, north of highway 70, between Alamagordo and Las Cruses. I used a new tool on this hunt that was...
02-20-2002, 05:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 448
Posted By BigBob

RE: First time Elk Hunt New Mexico

A3832,
The Gila is an exceptional elk are. As for the weather, wait for five minutes, it'll change. Usually Sept. is right at the end of the rainy season, temperatures will top out near eighty...
02-20-2002, 05:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,290
Posted By BigBob

RE: 35 Remington and elk?

THS78,
I agree with both HALCON and PRO-LINE. To say that the .35 Rem. won't kill an elk would be false, but I wouldn't use it. I'm not sure that you would get the penatration needed, even at 50...
02-20-2002, 04:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 412
Posted By BigBob

SATURDAY WAS "THE" DAY!!!

This was a great hunt!!!!! I did take a 38" cow. Not real big, but I'm more than happy with it. The Range Police and the state game wardens were fantastic. All bent over backwards to help. My son...
Forum: Reloading
02-13-2002, 01:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 579
Posted By BigBob

RE: Big game bullets

ADUI 13,
I know several hunters that shoot the Nosler 165 grain Partition bullet at everything. If I am loading that bullet I'll usually reduce bullet weight by one step. Instead of using the 180...
02-13-2002, 12:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,439
Posted By BigBob

RE: .30--06 factories for big boy bruins??

NOMERCY,
If it were me, I'd go along with CRITTERGETTER on this one. Federal "Light Magnum" with the Nosler 180 grain Partition would be the first factory ammo I'd grab. I'd like to make two...
02-13-2002, 12:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,058
Posted By BigBob

RE: My biggest bull - Pics

STEALTHYCAT,
That is one very nice bull. Kind'a gives a whole new meaning to the old phrase "fun stops when you pull the trigger" I'll bet. I have a question for you, how long did it take for your...
02-13-2002, 12:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 551
Posted By BigBob

SATURDAY WAS THE DAY!!!!!!!!

Finally, Saturday is the day for the Oryx hunt. originally the hunt was to be a two day hunt. 9-11 changed that. The hunt is taking place on White Sands Missle Range and is a once in a lifetime hunt....
02-11-2002, 10:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,279
Posted By BigBob

RE: my closest shot ever

KoBear,
I spent a whole summer working on a long range 6.5-06 for antelope. Thanks to a old abandoned cabin, Took a 16 1/4" buck at a measured 16'.
Forum: Guns
02-11-2002, 10:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 870
Posted By BigBob

RE: What is the best bullet to shoot out of a 7mag????

DREW THE NUT,
Here is a load I've used with good results. Nosler 150 grain Partition, 67.0 grains of H-4831SC, CCI #250. Overall length=3.315", Velocity=2950fps, Extreme spread=12.9fps, 100 yard...
02-11-2002, 09:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 328
Posted By BigBob

RE: Valle Verdera Wildlife Area (Baca Ranch) NM

Last I heard the were going to allow hunting to handicap hunters only. I drive up there every once in awhile to watch the herd. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Forum: Guns
02-08-2002, 05:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By BigBob

RE: Hot barrel problems???

THE ORB,
I'd suspect the barrel bedding. I always glass bed the action and the chamber area of the barrel, and free float the rest of the barrel channel. This always seems to do the trick. The...
Forum: Guns
02-08-2002, 04:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,375
Posted By BigBob

RE: Good Poll Question?

HNI VISITOR,
Remington M-700 BDL .30-06 with a 1.5x-5x Leupold Vari-X III scope.
Forum: Guns
02-08-2002, 04:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 456
Posted By BigBob

RE: Flat base bullet vs. boattail

FVA,
I disagree that the boattail is a sales gimmick used to hoodwink the public. The boattail is a aerodynamic design to reduce vacuum drab on the base of the bullet bu reducing the size of the...
Forum: Guns
02-04-2002, 02:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 473
Posted By BigBob

RE: Elk hunting bullet choices

ROCHELLE,
I've used the Sierra 165 grain and 180 grain SBT as well the Nosler 165 and 180 grains partition. All four have given good results. If the elk had been hit with a 100 grain .243 Win I...
Forum: Guns
02-04-2002, 01:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,817
Posted By BigBob

RE: .308, How's the kick ?

BULZEYE,
The recoil of the .308 is not at all bad as far as I'm concerned. I have a daughter that I gave my .308 to and she is very happy with it. In the list of recoil, it seems to me that the...
Forum: Guns
02-04-2002, 01:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,836
Posted By BigBob

RE: Magnum Craze

ZEAK,
I have been feeling pretty old. It's almost as if the world passed me by. It must have been close to what hunters felt like when smokeless powders replaced black powders. Reading this thread...
Forum: Guns
02-04-2002, 01:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 905
Posted By BigBob

RE: Fact or Fiction...Rifle Accuracy?

BOLTACTION,
Thank you, that tale is a new one. At my age I don't hear new ones very often. In every other respect I agree with the other postings. There are many, many things that effect...
Forum: Guns
02-04-2002, 01:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 418
Posted By BigBob

RE: SOMEONE TELL ME!

DEERSLAYER,
You've gotten real good advice. Not only do factories change powders, but the powders usually are not available to reloaders. I'd suggest Hodgdon extruded powders. One of the slower...
Forum: Guns
02-04-2002, 12:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 857
Posted By BigBob

RE: Swift scopes

CRAWDOG,
If someone cave me the best Swift scope ever made, I'd do my best to find out what I had done too get them so mad at me. Same holds true for the Simmons scope. Just my personal opinion.
Forum: Reloading
02-04-2002, 12:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 794
Posted By BigBob

RE: Progressive Reloader

ZEAK,
I've had a Dillon 550B for about twelve years and I don't know how I ever got along without it. I load about a dozen pistol calibres and the .223 R. for a AR-15. I do a lot of pistol...
Forum: Reloading
02-04-2002, 12:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 794
Posted By BigBob

RE: Progressive Reloader

ZEAK,
I've had a Dillon 550B for about twelve years and I don't know how I ever got along without it. I load about a dozen pistol calibres and the .223 R. for a AR-15. I do a lot of pistol...
Forum: Reloading
01-30-2002, 08:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,359
Posted By BigBob

RE: .30-06, 165 gr. Nosler Partitions

CHARLIEBROWN,
I have had great result with Hodgdon H-4350. I have just finalized a load with the Nosler Partition 165 grain bullet, CCI #BR-2 primers. Five shots at 100 yards went into .247"...
Forum: Reloading
01-27-2002, 12:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,447
Posted By BigBob

RE: 30-06 to 7x57

charliebrown,
There is another little problem that raises its ugly head when you start converting larger cases to smaller ones. I'll use my 7mm-08 as an example. S.A.A.M.I. specs for case length...
Forum: Reloading
01-24-2002, 03:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 614
Posted By BigBob

RE: Vibratory tumblers

ROSSMAN,
It depends on how many cases you usually clean at a time. The two best cleaners I know of are the Dillon 500 and the 2000. If your like most reloaders the #500 will handle the job for...
Forum: Reloading
01-24-2002, 03:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 614
Posted By BigBob

RE: Vibratory tumblers

ROSSMAN,
It depends on how many cases you usually clean at a time. The two best cleaners I know of are the Dillon 500 and the 2000. If your like most reloaders the #500 will handle the job for...
Forum: Reloading
01-24-2002, 02:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 20,593
Posted By BigBob

RE: Best powder for 7mm-08

F4YG,
I have tried most of the powders indicated in the postings as well as several others. The two best powders I have found in my Rem. 700 and my daughters Win M-70 are the Winchester 760 and...
01-24-2002, 02:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 846
Posted By BigBob

RE: Hows Muley Hunting Different than Hunting Whiteys?

KSHUNTER,
The two big differences are habitat and range. Muledeer usually like to lay up where they can see danger comeing for a long ways. When the time comes to vacate the area they want to...
01-24-2002, 01:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,188
Posted By BigBob

RE: Bear Hunt in Alaska - Recommendations

MARSHMAN,
It has been too long since I've lived in Alaska, all my info is out of date with the exception of rifle and calibre. The control feed was very popular with guides. The didn't seem too...
Forum: Reloading
01-20-2002, 04:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 556
Posted By BigBob

RE: Long COL loading

BIGCOUNTRY,
I wish that there were some fixed rules in loading, I wouldn't be so confused all the time. After 50 years of reloading the only thing I know for certain is that there are no fixed...
Forum: Reloading
01-20-2002, 03:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 895
Posted By BigBob

RE: Best Brass?

FVA,
Every once in a while I'll run some test on different makes of brass in a particular rifle, especially if I'm after extreme accuracy. The last time I did this was on some .270 Win cases that...
Forum: Reloading
01-20-2002, 03:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 741
Posted By BigBob

RE: Know any good 22-250 loads?

BTM,
Here is a load that I've had great results with. Winchester cases, CCI BR2 primers, 36.5 grains of Hodgdon's Varget powder and the 55 grain Nosler ballistic Tip bullets. This load is the max...
Forum: Guns
01-20-2002, 02:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 495
Posted By BigBob

RE: 6.5mm-06?

The 6.5-06 is an excellent wildcat. I had one years ago and enjoyed it very much. In my opinion it has a lot more going for it than the .25-06. I played with various 100, 120, 125 and 140 grain...
Forum: Guns
01-20-2002, 02:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 495
Posted By BigBob

RE: 6.5mm-06?

The 6.5-06 is an excellent wildcat. I had one years ago and enjoyed it very much. In my opinion it has a lot more going for it than the .25-06. I played with various 100, 120, 125 and 140 grain...
Forum: Guns
01-20-2002, 02:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,705
Posted By BigBob

RE: WHAT IS THE HIGHEST GRAIN BULLET FOR A 7MM08 ?

BUD2002,
Any .284 diameter bullet may be loaded in any 7mm case. Practicality dictates otherwise. In the short 7mm-08 case any bullet heavier than the 140 grain bullet is so long that they go...
01-20-2002, 02:02 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,029
Posted By BigBob

RE: Serious Ethics Question> want serious answers

I've seen enough cruelty in my life time to consider it the worst sin, or crime, that one may commit. I do not think it would be possible for me to walk away and leave the deer in that condition. I...
01-20-2002, 01:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 481
Posted By BigBob

RE: shooting practise before next season

SJ,
Since I'm an avid shooter and reloader I may shoot a little more than most. I usually fire approximately 500 rounds a month thru my .45 ACP and a litter more than that thru my S&W M-27. During...
Forum: Guns
01-12-2002, 11:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,380
Posted By BigBob

RE: Gotta love those old surplus rifles!!

Gentlemen,
I hate to be a wet blanket, but not all surplus firearms are safe to shoot. The ammunition is even worse. Just about all of it have corrosive primers and only God knows the manner in...
Forum: Guns
01-12-2002, 11:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 766
Posted By BigBob

RE: old .30-06

bobgifford,
Per " Hatcher's Notebook " on May 11 1918 the Rock Island Arsenal starting with reciever # 287,507 changed the heat treatment on all actions. On August 1. 1918 they started making...
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