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Forum: Reloading
04-08-2010, 01:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,280
Posted By Solitary Man

I prefer the Lee collet neck to to all others.

I prefer the Lee collet neck to to all others.
Forum: Guns
03-13-2009, 07:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,430
Posted By Solitary Man

RE: Check out this interview from an anti-gun reporter

That goes back a while, but it's still good to read it.
Forum: Reloading
03-13-2009, 07:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 860
Posted By Solitary Man

RE: 150 gr loads for a 300 win mag

I loaded some 150 gr. Tipped Triple Shocks in mine using RL19. I can't recall the details of that load, but I do know itworked pretty well.
Forum: Reloading
03-13-2009, 07:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,365
Posted By Solitary Man

RE: Loads for 300 win mag

That's interesting and goes to show how different two rifles with the same chambering can be. I've got a .300 WM with a tight chambered 26" Lilja barrel. I hesitate going past 75 grs. of RL22 with a...
Forum: Reloading
12-04-2008, 10:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,040
Posted By Solitary Man

RE: Need a New Scale

Can't see it huh? Well, you're not missing much...............althoughRube Goldberg would probablyappreciate it.;)
Forum: Reloading
12-04-2008, 09:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,040
Posted By Solitary Man

RE: Need a New Scale

I'm using this new prototype ReSoTo (Redding/Sony/Toshiba) electronic beam scale:

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p9/danearl/CIMG1396.jpg

...
Forum: Reloading
11-21-2008, 12:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,389
Posted By Solitary Man

RE: Recovered Hornady Interbond pics

Yea, I wasn't happy about loosing part of a backstrap. In my camp it's a mandatory 2 beer deduction.;)
Forum: Reloading
11-21-2008, 09:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,389
Posted By Solitary Man

Recovered Hornady Interbond pics

Last Jan. I used a 165 gr. Hornady Interbond to take a whitetail doe at approx. 75 yards. These are loaded in my .30-06 to 2840 fps muzzle velocity.My aim was off a bit andthe bullet hit higher than...
11-18-2008, 02:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,304
Posted By Solitary Man

RE: Clay County IL 11 point

Here's one that was taken (by car) about 2 miles from my house:

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p9/danearl/roadkill4.jpg
Too bad he couldn't have been taken by a hunter.
Forum: Reloading
09-29-2008, 12:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 20,084
Posted By Solitary Man

RE: 7mm-08 Favotrite loads

45 grs. of Varget and 120 gr. Ballistic Tips work great in my son's 7mm-08 Ruger Hawkeye. I went to the range yesterday with it and every group (3 shots at 100 yards) was sub MOA. This is a great...
Forum: Reloading
09-22-2008, 03:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,201
Posted By Solitary Man

RE: loading for 30-06

Here's my favorite deer load:

165 gr. Hornady Interbond
57grs. H4350
Fed210M
Lapua brass
Forum: Reloading
08-29-2008, 10:47 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,627
Posted By Solitary Man

RE: Mystery Accuracy Issue

I have my moments.;)
Forum: Reloading
08-28-2008, 02:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,627
Posted By Solitary Man

RE: Mystery Accuracy Issue

Couldn't resist.
Forum: Reloading
08-28-2008, 07:56 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,627
Posted By Solitary Man

RE: Mystery Accuracy Issue

Don't tell the Chinese!
Forum: Reloading
08-13-2008, 01:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,627
Posted By Solitary Man

Forum: Reloading
08-13-2008, 08:02 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,627
Posted By Solitary Man

RE: Mystery Accuracy Issue

I think you're going to be limited by that Ruger barrel. When top quality factory barrels are the topic of discussion, Ruger is seldom mentioned.
Forum: Reloading
08-08-2008, 10:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,140
Posted By Solitary Man

RE: 150 Grain 30 Cal E-Tip bullet

Exactly. Don't know what I thought I'd accomplish trying the E-Tips. It seems to me these solid copper bullets just don't work wellwithout some way of reducing the bearing surface like Barnes did...
Forum: Reloading
08-08-2008, 08:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,589
Posted By Solitary Man

RE: 30-06

Ditto the 165 gr. Hornady Interbond! My .30-06 loves 'em and they work great on deer.

Here's my load:

58 grs. H4350
Lapua brass
Fed210M primer

I seat themabout .010" off the lands...
Forum: Reloading
08-08-2008, 08:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,140
Posted By Solitary Man

RE: 150 Grain 30 Cal E-Tip bullet

I don't have experience with the 150 gr., but I have worked some with the 180 gr. in my .300 Win Mag.The bottom line is I've decided to stick with Barnes. The E-Tips I tried required a substantial...
Forum: Reloading
08-06-2008, 10:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,477
Posted By Solitary Man

RE: ttsx barnes

I plan on using the 150 gr TTSX in my custom .300 Win Mag Sako this coming season on whitetail deer. I haven't loaded any yet, but hope to soon.

I've had great luck with the 168 gr. TSX ina...
Forum: Reloading
07-22-2008, 08:44 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,627
Posted By Solitary Man

RE: Mystery Accuracy Issue

Try the 168gr Barnes TSX. I've used the TSX in 4 rifles and they've all shot really well. So far in the .300 WM I've only tried it with one powder, RL22, and I'm getting 3/4" groups.

BTW,...
Forum: Optics
07-18-2008, 12:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,826
Posted By Solitary Man

RE: Leupold VX-IIIand VX-L

The VX-L was a cluster you-know-what from the get go. I'm not surprised there.

The VX-III was a decent scope, but not significantly better than the VX-II which cost less.

It'll be...
Forum: Reloading
07-11-2008, 08:27 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,058
Posted By Solitary Man

RE: Reloading Questions for 300 WM

My own experience with the TSX on deer has been nothing like that. I've used the 140 in the 7mm mag and the 168 in a .300 Wby.In the 3 or 4 times I've used them I've gotten dime sized entrance holes...
Forum: Guns
05-13-2008, 03:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,229
Posted By Solitary Man

RE: My Experience with Beretta Customer Service

Yep, McMillan does in fact make a stock for the 85. You can see one here:

http://www.24hourcampfire.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php/ubb/showflat/Number/2194362/page/1#Post2194362
Forum: Reloading
05-08-2008, 12:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,518
Posted By Solitary Man

RE: IMR 4831...Opinions and uses?

I've had good luck with it in the 7mm Rem Mag and .300 Win Mag.
Forum: Reloading
04-28-2008, 08:20 AM
Forum: Reloading
04-24-2008, 12:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,200
Posted By Solitary Man

RE: Brass

Try one of these and see how they compare:

http://www.grafs.com/
http://www.midsouthshooterssupply.com/
http://www.lockstock.com/
http://www.natchezss.com/
http://www.wideners.com/

...
Forum: Guns
04-10-2008, 09:20 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,695
Posted By Solitary Man

RE: If Democrats win in '08 will you stock up on new guns?

A favorable decision from SCOTUS in the Heller case should prevent the Dems from doing too much harm. We'll see.
Forum: Reloading
04-09-2008, 08:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,741
Posted By Solitary Man

RE: 7mm-08

Varget has worked really well in my son's 7-08 with 120 gr. Ballistic Tips.
Forum: Guns
04-03-2008, 12:19 PM
Forum: Guns
03-31-2008, 12:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,526
Posted By Solitary Man

RE: 300 Win Mag Or 300 WSM??

For all practical purposes they're virtually identical to each other in terms of performance. The WSM can function in a shorter action if that's important to you. And it's beltless, which appeals so...
Forum: Guns
03-26-2008, 10:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,533
Posted By Solitary Man

RE: Any ruger guy's out there????

I have no experience with the VT, but I bought my son a 7mm-08 77 Hawkeye last year and worked up a good hunting load for it before this past deer season and I was pleasantly surprised with how it...
Forum: Reloading
03-26-2008, 10:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,084
Posted By Solitary Man

RE: Which Chronograph?

The Chrony Beta Master has served me well. However, if I were in the market for a new one today I'd give the CED Millenium 2 a look. Seems to be a better overall unit from what I've read. Course it...
Forum: Reloading
03-24-2008, 09:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,779
Posted By Solitary Man

RE: Neck Sizing Lube ?

I use the Lee collet neck die which requires no lube whatsoever. Just one more reason to like it.
Forum: Guns
03-21-2008, 06:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,159
Posted By Solitary Man

RE: Beretta 390 you know the

I've owned a 390 for a few years now and it has been a great gun. I don't really know the difference between it and the 391.
Forum: Reloading
03-20-2008, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,096
Posted By Solitary Man

RE: load for 7mm rem mag

These loads using H4831sc and 150 gr. Ballistic Tips were pretty accurate for me:

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p9/danearl/CIMG0466.jpg

I don't recall the velocity, but I believe it...
Forum: Reloading
03-04-2008, 03:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,046
Posted By Solitary Man

Forum: Guns
02-18-2008, 07:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,093
Posted By Solitary Man

RE: 7mm-08

I bought my 12 year old son a Ruger Hawkeye All Weather 7mm-08 last year and he took his first deer with it. I think it's avery nice rifle.
Forum: Reloading
02-15-2008, 03:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,747
Posted By Solitary Man

RE: bore cleaning

There's some excellent info at this site on borecleaning:

www.6mmbr.com/borecleaning.html

I hope I got that link right.

BTW, I prefer a mixture of Shooters Choice and Kroil (75/25) or...
Forum: Guns
01-10-2008, 08:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 936
Posted By Solitary Man

RE: Who uses Wipeout and what is the verdict?

When time is not an issue I use Wipeout for copper fouling. If I need it done quicker I prefer Montana Extreme 50BMG, the most aggressive copper solvent I've ever used.

I don't use Wipeout as a...
Forum: Guns
01-07-2008, 12:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,743
Posted By Solitary Man

RE: New Sako 75 .260 rem, which scope?

Here's the same rifle and scope but with Talley mounts instead of Optilocks.

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p9/danearl/CIMG0501.jpg

I prefer the Talleys nowadays.
Forum: Guns
01-07-2008, 12:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,743
Posted By Solitary Man

RE: New Sako 75 .260 rem, which scope?

I own a VX II 3-9x40 and have owned a VX III 3.5-10x40. I prefer the ZeissConquest 3-9x40. Here's one on my Sako 75 .300 Win Mag so you can kind of get an idea what it looks like on there. I know the...
Forum: Guns
01-02-2008, 08:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,527
Posted By Solitary Man

RE: Argintine Mauser?

I suppose if I had the 1909 I might also be inclined to experiment with some stronger loads. However, with the 1891 I don't want to push my luck. To be honest, these days I don't do any serious load...
Forum: Guns
12-31-2007, 09:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,527
Posted By Solitary Man

RE: Argintine Mauser?

Nice shooting eldequello. And you're getting 2650 with 200 grain bullets? Heck I'm only getting that or a little more with 150 gr. bullets in mine (29" barrel also), though I'm not trying to push the...
Forum: Guns
12-27-2007, 12:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,527
Posted By Solitary Man

RE: Argintine Mauser?

eldeguello covered it nicely (as he always does). I've got one of these rifles too, though mine was made by DWM (Deutsche Waffen und Munitionsfabriken). It's all original except for the crest...
Forum: Reloading
12-27-2007, 11:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,312
Posted By Solitary Man

RE: 30-06 bullet recommendation

The 165 gr. Hornady Interbond has been very accurate and quite lethal on deer in my .30-06.
Forum: Guns
12-19-2007, 03:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,720
Posted By Solitary Man

RE: scope for 7MM08

I put a Zeiss Conquest 3-9x40 on my son's 7mm-08 Ruger Hawkeye. Works real well.
Forum: Reloading
12-19-2007, 08:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,755
Posted By Solitary Man

RE: Die recommendation

I prefer the Redding and Forster comp dies. However, the Lee collet neck die is probably my favorite of all.
Forum: Guns
12-19-2007, 08:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,243
Posted By Solitary Man

RE: M77 Hawkeye all weather in .280 rem.

The stock is injection molded plastic I'm pretty sure. It doesn't compareto aMcMillan or some other expensive aftermarket synthetic stock, but it's not too bad. I like the dimensions of it and how it...
Forum: Guns
12-18-2007, 02:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,243
Posted By Solitary Man

RE: M77 Hawkeye all weather in .280 rem.

The Ruger Hawkeye All Weather I bought a few months ago for my son is a really nice rifle. I'd take it over any A-Bolt, a rifle I've owned in the past.The new Rugeris a 7mm-08 scoped with a Zeiss...
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