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Forum: Guns
01-13-2012, 08:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,076
Posted By schoolcraft

Finally got the NULA set up! (pics)

So I ordered a M24 left hand NULA .30-06 from Melvin. He was nice enought to mount my Leupold VX-3 3.5-10x40 for me, get it sighted in, and shoot a couple 3 shot groups to see what the rifle was...
Forum: Guns
11-21-2011, 08:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,981
Posted By schoolcraft

Don't currently reload, but would sure like to...

Don't currently reload, but would sure like to get back into it!

I don't think I'm an AI kinda' guy. I'm happy with the standard long action calibers. Just easier to get factory ammo if I...
Forum: Guns
11-20-2011, 08:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,828
Posted By schoolcraft

HB, You're VERY right.....Recoil calculators...

HB,
You're VERY right.....Recoil calculators are the Devil. The more I actually SHOOT different rifles and calibers, the more I'm learning that you can figure and calculate and guess about all...
Forum: Guns
11-20-2011, 08:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,981
Posted By schoolcraft

Lack of hot .280 Rem. loads???

Ok, so I've been posting a ton of random stuff about which caliber to pick for my NULA rifle.
In digging through factory and handload ballistics (I love that stuff for some damn reason), I started...
Forum: Guns
11-20-2011, 01:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,828
Posted By schoolcraft

The recoil of a .30-06 doesn't concern me. I'm...

The recoil of a .30-06 doesn't concern me. I'm not very recoil sensitive. My .300 Win. doesn't bother me.
I also have a VERY hard time telling the difference from a .270, .280, .30-06, or even 7mm....
Forum: Guns
11-20-2011, 01:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,828
Posted By schoolcraft

I guess I should give all 3 calibers more of an...

I guess I should give all 3 calibers more of an "apples to apples" comparison.

If my favorite bullet weight in a .30-06 is a 165gr., I should probably compare a .270 Win. with a 140gr. and a...
Forum: Guns
11-20-2011, 09:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,828
Posted By schoolcraft

.270, .280, .30-06 recoil in ultralight rifle

So I'm going to purchase a NULA model 24 from Melvin the week after Thanksgiving.
He has a left hand .30-06 exactly like I want in stock that was built in 2008 (I actually already put some money...
Forum: Guns
11-17-2011, 07:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,904
Posted By schoolcraft

Sheridan, That Nightforce scope weighs 30oz.! ...

Sheridan,
That Nightforce scope weighs 30oz.!
I was thinking of something a little more trim.
Maybe a Leupy VX-3 3.5-10x40 or 2.5-8x36. I think they're both around 12 or 13oz., so with Talley...
Forum: Guns
11-17-2011, 02:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,904
Posted By schoolcraft

Thanks folks... Sheridan....Can't argue with...

Thanks folks...

Sheridan....Can't argue with your love for the 7mm. Rem. Mag. I've used one on occasion with fantastic results. While I did consider the 7mag, I felt like to do the caliber...
Forum: Guns
11-17-2011, 03:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,904
Posted By schoolcraft

Nah.....This one is going everywhere with me. ...

Nah.....This one is going everywhere with me.

Let's see....King sized bed.....yeah, plenty of room for my wife, me, and the NULA.
Forum: Guns
11-16-2011, 05:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,904
Posted By schoolcraft

Couldn't resist the NULA any longer...

So after tossing ideas around (and asking hundreds of questions on here), I finally called Melvin Forbes today and told him "Well Mr. Forbes...you've worn me down.....Let's order a rifle".

He...
Forum: Guns
11-15-2011, 06:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,013
Posted By schoolcraft

Montana Rifle Company input...

As I've been searching through custom rifle builders for my next build, I came across Montana Rifle Company.

I did a Google search for reviews, and honestly came up with some not so great ones.
...
11-13-2011, 04:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,068
Posted By schoolcraft

Help me decide between these 2 scopes

I've decided that I want to have a lightweight rifle built by either New Ultra Light Arms or Match Grade Arms.
I'm wanting a "average" weight scope to top it with, and I would like some feedback on...
Forum: Guns
11-10-2011, 04:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,091
Posted By schoolcraft

Match Grade Arms in Spring, TX

So I'm wanting to have a lightweight deer rifle built.
I had decided on using Mr. Forbes at NULA, and then someone brought Match Grade Arms in Spring, TX to my attention.

I was wondering if any...
11-09-2011, 12:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,234
Posted By schoolcraft

How to pull a nocturnal buck out of cover?

I have a very nice 10 point coming out at night chasing doe and eating corn at my feeder.
I get pictures of his almost every night, and he recently made a HUGE scrape about 20 yards away from my...
11-04-2011, 09:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,161
Posted By schoolcraft

scope is sold....

scope is sold....
Forum: Hunting Gear
11-04-2011, 09:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 493
Posted By schoolcraft

scope is sold.....

scope is sold.....
Forum: Guns
11-03-2011, 05:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,790
Posted By schoolcraft

My vote would have to be for the Remington 700...

My vote would have to be for the Remington 700 CDL.
I had one in .270 that I never should have parted with.
Beautiful rifle.....
11-03-2011, 04:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,161
Posted By schoolcraft

Swarovski Z5 3.5-18x44 for sale!

2 week old Swarovski Z5 3.5-18x44 for sale in the "Hunting Gear" section of the Classifieds. Check it out.
Forum: Hunting Gear
11-03-2011, 04:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 493
Posted By schoolcraft

Swarovski Z5 3.5-18x44

I'm going to be selling my BRAND NEW Swarovski Z5 3.5-18x44mm scope.
It came directly from Hill Country Rifles and is mounted on the .300 Win. Mag. they built for me.
The scope is 2 weeks old and...
Forum: Guns
10-30-2011, 06:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,733
Posted By schoolcraft

About Kimbers....yes, they do make some...

About Kimbers....yes, they do make some wonderfully light and trim rifles. Their owners are very loyal and quick to defend their rifle.
Having dealt with Hill Country Rifles lately, I have this to...
Forum: Guns
10-28-2011, 03:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,733
Posted By schoolcraft

Sheridan, That's a very good...

Sheridan,

That's a very good point........Most definitly a HUNTING rifle.

Well played Sir!
Forum: Guns
10-28-2011, 02:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,733
Posted By schoolcraft

Well, I ruled ONE of the 3 choices out.......the...

Well, I ruled ONE of the 3 choices out.......the .30-06.

Why? Well, one of the reasons I'm looking at these 3 calibers is to have something not as "excessive for it's intended use" as my current...
Forum: Guns
10-28-2011, 08:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,733
Posted By schoolcraft

"Obviously, you're insane for starting another...

"Obviously, you're insane for starting another 270/30-06 thread (I wonder how many there are in the world)."

True.....

"Who wants a 270? Yikes. And a 30-06? That's like saying you wish you...
Forum: Guns
10-28-2011, 07:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,733
Posted By schoolcraft

I guess I don't have a truly fantastic answer as...

I guess I don't have a truly fantastic answer as to why I want a long action in an ultra light rifle.

The primary place that I hunt is only 7 minutes drive from my house, so I go there A LOT. ...
Forum: Guns
10-27-2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,733
Posted By schoolcraft

Having a hard time deciding on caliber.....

So the rifle decision is out of the way......

I'm going to have Mr. Forbes build me a left hand NULA model 24 with a 24" barrel for my deer/hogs/ect. rifle. Should be about 6 1/4 to 6 1/2lbs....
Forum: Guns
10-25-2011, 01:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,783
Posted By schoolcraft

I guess it just goes to show folks that the...

I guess it just goes to show folks that the lessons that I'VE learned might only apply to someone else a little or not at all.

It's very cool to have some many people with different opinions and...
Forum: Guns
10-25-2011, 06:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,783
Posted By schoolcraft

Colorado, I know it must get old seeing all...

Colorado,

I know it must get old seeing all the magnum bashing threads. It honestly was not my intent to come across as "bashing" magnums. They MOST DEFINITLY have their place. Even with just...
Forum: Guns
10-25-2011, 04:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,783
Posted By schoolcraft

Second - do some homework of your own. The .300...

Second - do some homework of your own. The .300 Ultra Mag itself doesn't have a ballistic coefficient. BCs are a function of the bullet, not of the chambering. Your .300 RUM might push it faster and...
Forum: Guns
10-25-2011, 12:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,783
Posted By schoolcraft

Originally Posted by schoolcraft...

Originally Posted by schoolcraft http://www.huntingnet.com/forum/images/freshorange/buttons/viewpost.gif...
Forum: Guns
10-24-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,783
Posted By schoolcraft

Some things I've learned the hard/expensive way....

It's funny how this hobby/passion of mine teaches me lessons. Unfortunately, it's usually the hard/expensive way! LOL!

1. Caliber.... For most of the hunting the average Joe will be doing, the...
10-23-2011, 05:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,240
Posted By schoolcraft

Swarovski Z5 hands on review

I finally got my Swaro Z5 3.5-18X44 on my rifle and had a chance to sit on my stand a couple evenings with it.

I've always used Leupold VX3's and have liked them. This year I went to the Swaro...
10-23-2011, 05:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 482
Posted By schoolcraft

Bucks still not showing up......

I hunting of a 200 acre piece of farm land in east Texas.
I've been actively using game cameras for a few years now, and typically am starting to get pictures of several bucks.
This year has been...
Forum: Guns
10-21-2011, 08:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,704
Posted By schoolcraft

BugsNBows, THANK YOU!!!!! This was...

BugsNBows,

THANK YOU!!!!!

This was just a question about recoil in lightweight rifles.....
Forum: Guns
10-21-2011, 05:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,704
Posted By schoolcraft

I must ask, what is your intended purpose of an...

I must ask, what is your intended purpose of an ultra lightweight rifle? My idea of a lightweight rifle is a browning Xbolt with a lightweight scope. They go under 7lbs in 300win plus the glass. So...
Forum: Guns
10-20-2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,704
Posted By schoolcraft

So, for what it's worth..... Looks like...

So, for what it's worth.....

Looks like whether I went with the .280 Rem. or the .30-06, the recoil should be a little less than what I get with my current .300 Win. Mag.

That actually helps...
Forum: Guns
10-20-2011, 01:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,704
Posted By schoolcraft

Sorry if the original post was a little...

Sorry if the original post was a little scattered.......

I'm going to order a NULA model 24 left hand in either a .270 Win., .280 Rem. or .30-06.

All three calibers have such similar recoil...
Forum: Guns
10-20-2011, 11:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,704
Posted By schoolcraft

Help me compare the recoil between these 2 rifles.....

So I'm pretty much sure that I'm going to order a New Ultra Light Arms Rifle from Melvin.

I'm trying to get an idea of what recoil might be like from such a light weight rifle, and how it...
Forum: Guns
10-19-2011, 05:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,449
Posted By schoolcraft

I'm not a fan of super short barrels either. In...

I'm not a fan of super short barrels either. In NULA rifles, light weight doesn't mean short barreled. I would have mine built with a 24" barrel, and it still has a finished weight of about 5 1/4lbs....
Forum: Guns
10-19-2011, 01:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,449
Posted By schoolcraft

Had a chance to call New Ultra Light Arms today...

Had a chance to call New Ultra Light Arms today and talk to Melvin Forbes.
Don't know if I've ever spoken with someone who had as much confidence in their product as him.
He said one of the biggest...
Forum: Guns
10-18-2011, 06:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,449
Posted By schoolcraft

I'm not really recoil sensitive. My current .300...

I'm not really recoil sensitive. My current .300 Win. Mag. only weighs 8.15lbs with scope, and after a few shots I was pretty much used to it.
I wouldn't think a 6 to 6 1/2 lb .270 Win. or .280...
Forum: Guns
10-18-2011, 04:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,449
Posted By schoolcraft

Are there any disadvantages to an "ultralight"rifle?

I was looking at New UltraLight Arms as a possible candidate for a rifle build. They make one that has a finished weight of about 5 1/4 to 5 1/2 pounds without scope. I was thinking a lightweight...
Forum: Guns
10-18-2011, 01:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 57,454
Posted By schoolcraft

I guess all i really wanted to know was if they...

I guess all i really wanted to know was if they perform as advertised on game.

Such as, will they expand fully with a broadside shot on a deer that hits little or no bone?
Forum: Guns
10-18-2011, 06:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 57,454
Posted By schoolcraft

I see everyone keeps calling them "overpriced". ...

I see everyone keeps calling them "overpriced". I hear that the seperate bullets for reloading are kinda pricey....but the Vortex factory loaded ammo from Barnes is fairly reasonable.

I picked...
Forum: Guns
10-17-2011, 10:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 57,454
Posted By schoolcraft

Why NOT to use Barnes TSX/TTSX???

Recently saw the Barnes DVD called "Performance VS. Deformance", and I must say the Barnes TSX and TTSX bullets look impressive.

They show them fully expanding after being shot through an apple...
Forum: Guns
10-17-2011, 10:21 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 420
Posted By schoolcraft

Why NOT to use Barnes TSX/TTSX???

Sorry....duplicate post. Can't find where to delete it.
Forum: Guns
10-13-2011, 05:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,383
Posted By schoolcraft

Is there a level of recoil that detatching a...

Is there a level of recoil that detatching a retina becomes a risk?

Does it ever happen with calibers other than big bores? Like .270, .30-06, 7mm. Rem. Mag., or .300 Win. Mag.?
Forum: Guns
10-13-2011, 04:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,252
Posted By schoolcraft

Salukipv1, That's a dang good point! lol

Salukipv1,

That's a dang good point! lol
Forum: Guns
10-13-2011, 02:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,252
Posted By schoolcraft

Ridge, This is my first custom build, so...

Ridge,

This is my first custom build, so this level of accuracy is a little foreign to me.

Can't wait to start tinkering with handloads to see if I can shrink that group even more.

Those...
Forum: Guns
10-13-2011, 12:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,252
Posted By schoolcraft

Once again, I'm amazed at Hill Country Rifles!

So I had HCR build me a custom .300 win. mag. recently.

They were nice enough to let me exchange the Swaro Z3 3-10x42 I originally bought with the rifle for a Z5 3.5-18x44.

I sent them my...
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