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11-14-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 471
Posted By gringojosh

Awesome advice, many thanks. Looking forward to...

Awesome advice, many thanks. Looking forward to getting on some tracks.
11-13-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 471
Posted By gringojosh

snow and how to use it

Since we might be getting some snow soon in the northeast, I was wondering what the best way is to use it for deer. Simply follow the tracks? I've never tried to track a deer before. Any tips?
Forum: Gunsmithing
11-26-2011, 05:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,341
Posted By gringojosh

looking for a thumbhole template

I'm looking for a template to build a thumbhole stock and was wondering if there were any available. This would be for a 10/22 stock similar to the Boyds/Stockys stocks.
Forum: Guns
11-24-2011, 10:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,364
Posted By gringojosh

The Colt Accurized Rifle is what I'm looking at....

The Colt Accurized Rifle is what I'm looking at. Looks pretty sweet. Anyone shot one? Does the stock give good cheek weld/sight alignment?
Forum: Guns
11-22-2011, 07:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 883
Posted By gringojosh

What chainsaw should I get to kill zombies?

Hi,

I am looking for a chainsaw to serve as a secondary weapon in the event of a zombie outbreak. Initially I was thinking it might be good to have a small one that would attach to the rail on my...
Forum: Guns
11-20-2011, 02:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,469
Posted By gringojosh

Going with semi-auto in any of those calibers...

Going with semi-auto in any of those calibers will reduce felt recoil.
Forum: Guns
11-18-2011, 02:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,364
Posted By gringojosh

Is an extreme want a justifiable need?

I really want an AR-type rifle. I don't need one. But if you want it enough, is that enough justification to buy it?
Forum: Guns
11-17-2011, 05:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,813
Posted By gringojosh

breaking in a .223 barrel - what ammo to use?

Does it make any difference what ammo I use to break in a .223 barrel? Will I see any difference in long term performance if I break in the barrel using FMJ ammo instead of other types?
11-16-2011, 03:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,080
Posted By gringojosh

scope recommendation for a Mini-14

Hi, I'm looking for scope recommendations for a Ruger Mini-14 Target rifle. Will be using it mostly for target shooting and varminting. Any suggestions?
Forum: Guns
11-13-2011, 05:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 629
Posted By gringojosh

If it's shipping cost you're concerned with, I...

If it's shipping cost you're concerned with, I could go $550 + shipping to an FFL in your area.
Forum: Guns
11-11-2011, 03:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 629
Posted By gringojosh

I'm in Maine.

I'm in Maine.
Forum: Guns
11-09-2011, 06:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 629
Posted By gringojosh

Mint condition Model 70, $575

Winchester Model 70 Featherweight in .270. Bought new last year, 12 rounds fired. $575 + shipping. No scratches, blemishes, etc.
11-08-2011, 09:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,086
Posted By gringojosh

shooting from a 4-wheeler

My brother is a paraplegic and the only way he can get to my shooting range is on a 4 wheeler. Is there a way to create a bench rest for the ATV so he can shoot off it? Or some sort of stable...
Forum: Guns
11-04-2011, 07:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,575
Posted By gringojosh

Ruger Mini 14 Target: accurate?

I am looking for a varmint/target rifle accurate out to at least 200 yards and came across the Mini-14 Target. Is the rifle as accurate as Ruger claims? I have seen a few of the videos online, but...
11-04-2011, 05:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 16,162
Posted By gringojosh

thumbhole vs traditional stocks

I'm checking out the Savage varminter rifles and like the looks of the thumbhole stocks. However, having never shot a thumbhole stock rifle, I'm wondering how they leave your hand feeling after a...
10-31-2011, 03:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,019
Posted By gringojosh

After much debate, I decided to go with an A-10...

After much debate, I decided to go with an A-10 gun run instead of the mortars. It's hard to bracket deer these days.
10-30-2011, 04:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,019
Posted By gringojosh

Best mortar for killing deer?

I'd like to try something different this season and use indirect fire to get my deer. A friend of mine is going to be forward observer at a distance of about a mile. What is my best shell/charge...
10-30-2011, 04:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 504
Posted By gringojosh

Snow on the ground - this changes things

Snow on the ground here in Maine. Great for tracking. Monday should be a big day.
10-29-2011, 04:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,775
Posted By gringojosh

Maybe one way to market hunting to a larger...

Maybe one way to market hunting to a larger audience is to focus on smaller animals and birds. Many people are turned off by the idea of dressing a deer. Also, deer are cute. It is much easier for...
Forum: Guns
10-29-2011, 10:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 579
Posted By gringojosh

Has anyone here shot .300 Whisper?

I heard about this cartridge in a silencers forum and was interested in its performance. Evidently Thompson-Center owns the rights to make rifles for it. However, I haven't seen many production...
Forum: Guns
10-26-2011, 07:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,245
Posted By gringojosh

Is a bipod the answer?

I have a Winchester Model 70 Ultralight in .270 that I enjoy shooting off the bench. It's not really a bench rifle but what the heck. However my groups (if they can be called that) really suck due to...
Forum: Guns
10-20-2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,607
Posted By gringojosh

ultimate elk rifle

Being from the East, I've never hunted elk but have dreamed about it. What would be the ultimate elk rifle to take out west?
Forum: Guns
10-19-2011, 04:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,351
Posted By gringojosh

best brush round for the .270

I am hunting in brush this fall and was wondering what a good choice of round would be for my .270. Recently have been shooting the Remington Core-Lokt, and don't have anything against it, but would...
10-16-2011, 03:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,936
Posted By gringojosh

how to scout deer w/out scaring them off

Aside from using deer cameras, are there any general procedures to follow while scouting deer locations so as to not alert them to human presence? (Other than Elmer Fudd's "be vewy vewy quiet")?...
Forum: Guns
10-16-2011, 12:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,105
Posted By gringojosh

bullet trap recommendations

I'm building a bullet trap for my .270 out of several sheets of 3/4" plywood. Hopefully the plywood will slow the round enough so that it can be trapped in a box behind it. I'd be interested as to...
Forum: Guns
06-22-2011, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 979
Posted By gringojosh

M1 as a target rifle

I am interested to get an M1 through the Civilian Marksmanship Program and was thinking of using it as a target rifle. What is the recoil like on the M1? Does it make a good target rifle, or is it...
Forum: Guns
06-20-2011, 04:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 602
Posted By gringojosh

question about shooting groups

OK, newbie question here: when people talk about shooting 1", 2" groups, etc., what position are they referring to? Benchrest? Prone? Kneeling? I would find it hard to get tight groups from any of...
Forum: Guns
06-15-2011, 06:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,694
Posted By gringojosh

I took a look around and got a pair of the Leight...

I took a look around and got a pair of the Leight Shooter's Muffs. I looked at the Peltors but they seemed like a tight fit.
Forum: Guns
06-12-2011, 05:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,694
Posted By gringojosh

best ear protection

I was wondering what the best ear protection is for competition shooting, in particular long-range shooting where the rifles are so loud. Is standard protection (ear plugs/earmuffs) enough? Should...
Forum: Guns
06-10-2011, 06:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 977
Posted By gringojosh

.22-250 for learning to shoot

I have just taken up target shooting and have a Ruger 10/22 semiauto that works fine, but doesn't fit me. I like iron sights and was thinking of getting a .22-250 to serve as a target/varmint rifle....
Forum: Gunsmithing
06-07-2011, 04:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 781
Posted By gringojosh

extended length of pull stocks

I am looking for a stock for a Ruger 10/22 carbine with a length of pull of about 14.5". I have long arms and was wondering if any company makes stocks in this dimension.
12-27-2010, 09:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 62,454
Posted By gringojosh

the 50-200 yard zero

I have heard a lot about using a 50-200 yard zero, but would like to know how well it really works. Will a rifle sighted for 50 yards (ascending bullet) really be on target for 200 as the bullet...
Forum: Gunsmithing
12-26-2010, 07:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,347
Posted By gringojosh

loading 2 rounds at once

I have a Winchester .270 and was wondering if there is any simple way to prevent the rifle from accidentally loading 2 rounds at once when I pull back the bolt. It would be unpleasant to have the gun...
11-29-2010, 11:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 416
Posted By gringojosh

correct technique for absorbing recoil

I would like to know what the correct posture is to absorb recoil. I hate having the gun pop up after shots. Any suggestions?
11-09-2010, 06:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,354
Posted By gringojosh

Will caffeine ruin your shooting?

OK so I'm not a morning person. But I face the dilemma of (1) must drink lots of coffee to wake up; (2) lots of coffee makes sight picture dance like pinball machine. Does anyone else have this...
11-03-2010, 02:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,262
Posted By gringojosh

Marin County, north of San Francisco, has a large...

Marin County, north of San Francisco, has a large nonnative Axis and Fallow deer population. The deer are ruining the environment and driving out the native mule deer.
11-03-2010, 01:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 828
Posted By gringojosh

time from kill until dressing deer

If you choose not to field dress a deer but to dress it at home, how much time do you have between the kill and when you dress it, if you want to make sure the meat doesn't spoil?
Forum: Northeast
11-02-2010, 07:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 8,008
Posted By gringojosh

best deer hunting areas in Maine

I have heard that there are not as many deer up north as there used to be. Which part of the state has the best deer population? Is there any advantage to hunting remote areas, or am I just as well...
Forum: Guns
11-02-2010, 07:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 13,701
Posted By gringojosh

I have been looking at the "Johnny Appleseed"...

I have been looking at the "Johnny Appleseed" project rifles which take a Ruger 22 and add a sling and GI-style sights. Has anyone done the Appleseed program? Looks interesting.
Forum: Guns
10-31-2010, 05:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 13,701
Posted By gringojosh

The Savage guns look really nice. I want to use...

The Savage guns look really nice. I want to use the gun for competition, but don't want to break the bank. I enjoy shooting with iron sights, so I'm looking for a rifle that has quality stock iron...
Forum: Guns
10-31-2010, 04:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 13,701
Posted By gringojosh

best 22 target rifle?

I would like some opinions as to what is the best .22 target rifle out there. Currently I am shooting a Ruger 10/22 carbine. There are books on how to customize the Ruger 22, but I figured why spend...
Forum: Guns
10-25-2010, 06:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,048
Posted By gringojosh

Ruger 10/22 loading problems

I have one of the Ruger 10/22 carbines and have been using it for target practice. When cycling the bolt, the rifle ejects one live cartridge for every one that it loads in the chamber. Is this a...
10-22-2010, 06:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 661
Posted By gringojosh

making a bullet trap

I have a 100-yard range in a field and would like to make a bullet trap to go behind my target. I'm shooting .270 Winchester. Any advice for making a trap?

Thanks,

Josh
Forum: Guns
09-18-2010, 07:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,160
Posted By gringojosh

Thanks for the recommendations. I'm looking at...

Thanks for the recommendations. I'm looking at targets at 200 yards and below, basically the NRA sporting rifle distances. I like the Remington 700 as well, but am trying to keep from breaking the...
Forum: Guns
09-18-2010, 05:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,160
Posted By gringojosh

Need a gun for hunting and match competition

I am looking for recommendations for a rifle I can use for both deer hunting and match competition. Right now I'm looking at a Winchester Model 70 Flyweight and a Tikka T3-Lite, both in 7mm-08. I'm...
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