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01-08-2009, 04:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,817
Posted By broey1

RE: Guns anyone?

I agree with everything these guys are saying.... I'll just throw in my $.02 to say at least check out the 35 Whelen. I've been a hunterfor quite a number of years & if you're looking at...
01-08-2009, 04:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,852
Posted By broey1

Remington 673????

Anybody own or used to own a Remington 673? If so, what do you think? Pros/cons; likes/dislikes??

I got one ordered in 6.5mm Rem Mag. I handled one a couple years back in 350 Rem Mag & I guess...
Forum: Guns
01-08-2009, 04:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 844
Posted By broey1

RE: 6.5mm Rem Mag ?

yeah, that's the 673. I, too, like the looks of it, but I understand you either like it or you don't. No in betweens on whether you like the looks or not! I thought about buying one a couple of years...
Forum: Guns
01-07-2009, 06:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 844
Posted By broey1

6.5mm Rem Mag ?

Ok, I've been a 6.5 fan since I bought my wife a model 7 in .260 five or six years ago (she's killed several nice deer with it & I've found it very mild to shoot at the range) anyway I've been using...
Forum: Guns
01-07-2009, 06:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 571
Posted By broey1

RE: New to this

I'd just go to a couple of gun stores and handle a few to see which you are most comfortable with. Probably the biggest choice you'd need to make is whether you wanted a bolt action, semi-auto,...
Forum: Guns
01-07-2009, 06:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,895
Posted By broey1

RE: I'm thinking of a new rifle for my daughter,

of the two choices, I'd go with the Savage as well. Either of the calibers you list would be suitable for a daughter!
Forum: Guns
04-22-2008, 04:33 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,458
Posted By broey1

RE: What Caliber would you pick for deer/elk/moose???

300 Winny if I was going to actually hunt a lot of Moose to go with the deer / elk

270, 30-06, 308, 7mm Mag if I'm mostly going to hunt deer & elk

25-06, 260, 7mm-08 if I'm mostly going to...
Forum: Guns
04-22-2008, 04:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 16,211
Posted By broey1

RE: 325 WSM...Recoil

Go with the PAST super magnum Recoil pad. IMHO, they reduce felt recoil the most of any recoil pads.... and it's not even close.
04-14-2008, 04:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 24,541
Posted By broey1

RE: 6mm Remington and elk

Back in the early 90s I was on an elk hunt & a guy in the lodge had his 13 year olddaughter with him using a .243.

Thegirl shot a nice cow at 60 yards, I guess. She went 30 or 40 yards and went...
Forum: Guns
04-13-2008, 06:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,162
Posted By broey1

RE: Rem 700 35 whelen

Congratulations! That 1988 version, imho, is the best factory production Whelen ever put out. I also have one & love it!

If you're into handloads try this one:

225 grs Sierra Gamekings,...
Forum: South
04-12-2008, 08:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,764
Posted By broey1

Any VA Hunt Clubs looking for members?

Just wondering if any clubs here in VA were looking to add new members?
04-11-2008, 06:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 18,607
Posted By broey1

RE: 35 Whelen for Deer

skybuster20ga,

I've always had the problem of buying a rifle only to trade it in on something else four or five years down the road. Some stay for the longhaul & some come and go. I really liked...
Forum: Guns
04-11-2008, 05:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,761
Posted By broey1

RE: Best .338 round for elk?

Unfortunately, each rifle is a little different. What shoots good for somebody else, might shoot like crap out of your rifle. The only way to find your rifle's best factory ammo is to shoot a bunch...
Forum: Guns
04-05-2008, 12:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,420
Posted By broey1

RE: Your Favorite Gun For Deer/Elk

Remington model 700 in 35 Whelen is my favorite gun for deer/elk. Have only taken one elk with it, two caribou, and maybe 50 deer..... but they all wnt down & didn't get back up.
Forum: Guns
04-05-2008, 12:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,456
Posted By broey1

RE: biggest American critter taken w/30-30?

I've seen plenty of big 200+ pound bucks taken with them over the years. That's what I've seen.... now I haven't laid witness to the others, but I'd bet my left leg that buffalo, elk, moose, black...
04-05-2008, 06:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 18,607
Posted By broey1

35 Whelen for Deer

A few of my buddies like to bust my chops for using a 35 Whelen for East Coast (PA, WV, VA, NC, SC) Whitetails. I was wondering what you all thought? I own 11 rifles including a .260, 7mm-08, .270,...
Forum: Guns
04-05-2008, 05:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,697
Posted By broey1

RE: .300 H&H

My dad had one and used it a lot up in Canada. My brother has it now, but doesn't use it much.... he doesn't handload & to buy from the factory is pretty expensive.

The old man would take it up...
Forum: Guns
03-29-2008, 04:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,162
Posted By broey1

RE: Rem 700 35 whelen

How much are they selling it for up in CT?

You don't see many used Whelens on the gun racks down here in VA. I saw a used '88 in West Virginia a few years back.... It was pretty used up & they...
Forum: Guns
03-29-2008, 03:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,162
Posted By broey1

RE: Rem 700 35 whelen

35 Whelen is an excellent choice from deer to moose. Between my wife &me, we've owned or still own many of the 35 Whelens that have been made by the major manufacturers & even one old Eddystone that...
Forum: Guns
09-27-2005, 07:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 763
Posted By broey1

tough ? (1917 Eddystone)

Hey all,

I have what seems to me to be a tough question, but maybe it's pretty easy for someone else. I just got my hands on an old Remington 1917 Eddystone.... re-done to 35 Whelen..... a very...
Forum: Guns
08-30-2005, 05:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 832
Posted By broey1

RE: mossberg 500A is it a deer gun?????

Just get close & it'll kill deer.
Forum: Guns
08-30-2005, 05:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,334
Posted By broey1

RE: 30-30 lever or 35rem marlin336c .. the winner is??

If you HAVE to choose between the 30-30 or 35 Rem..... I'd go with the 35 Rem with 200 Gr Rem Core-lokts. That's probably the biggest "omph" of the two. However the 444 Marlin or 35 Whelen will give...
Forum: Guns
08-30-2005, 05:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,334
Posted By broey1

RE: 30-30 lever or 35rem marlin336c .. the winner is??

Kinda have to agree with bigbulls....... if you stick with black bear/whitetails either the 30-30 or 35 Remington will suffice. Once you toss in elk, things change.

I'd say if you are committed...
Forum: Guns
08-28-2005, 07:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 776
Posted By broey1

RE: Looking for a good used 30-30?

A good used 30-30 shouldn't be too hard to find...... go into any gun shop and you'll probably find a bunch in the $200-$250 range. Try Gunbroker.com.

I'd try to get a Marlin 336. I have...
Forum: Guns
08-27-2005, 06:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 455
Posted By broey1

New Anti Michael Moore Video

I know this belongs in the politics section, but I wanted to reach as many of you as possible, so I'm also posting it here in one of the most popular forums.

Conservative talk show host and...
Forum: Politics
08-27-2005, 06:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By broey1

New Anti-Michael Moore Video

I don't know if you all have heard about this video.... I just came across it yesterday. Conservative talk show host Larry Elder, has made a documentary entitled Michael & Me, where he takes on the...
Forum: Guns
08-23-2005, 03:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,111
Posted By broey1

RE: Would you but a Foreign made gun??

Actually, I have a few guns manufactured in Brazil & love them.

You have a valid point. I'm just glad I live in America and love the NRA for fighting against the gun grabbing politicians and far...
Forum: Guns
08-20-2005, 04:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By broey1

Don't know if it's true, but.....

I was talking toa Winchester rep today who said Winchester was seriously considering the 6.5-06 and/or 6.5-284. Although, he felt the actual name would be different in both cases. Don't know if...
Forum: Guns
08-20-2005, 11:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,384
Posted By broey1

RE: Looking for a new deer hunting rifle.

Mantra,

As someone who has been selling firearms for about 20 years and listening to customer feedback, I'd say both rifles you are debating buying are excellent as are your caliber choices....
Forum: Guns
08-17-2005, 08:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,402
Posted By broey1

If you could bring back just one......

If you had it in your power to bring back one of the old (or not so old) calibers which is now out of favor with the buying public, which would you choose and which gun would you couple it with?

...
08-16-2005, 06:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 37,103
Posted By broey1

RE: Best all around whitetail deer caliber??

Inside of 250 yards: 35 Whelen.... not a deer alive that can take a 225 gr bullet from a Whelen and walk more than a half-step backwards.
Forum: South
06-30-2005, 02:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 376
Posted By broey1

any VA reloaders?

Hi, guys/gals.

I just bought a new rifle and it came with some brass, powder, primers, and bullets for reloading. Problem is I don't reload. Just wondering if there is anyone out there in the...
Forum: Guns
06-24-2005, 12:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 475
Posted By broey1

Whelen users....

Which factory ammo have you used on whitetails? How did it work out?

I'm taking a combo moose/deer hunt this fall. I'll be using 225 TBBC on the moose...... want to know what you think on...
06-21-2005, 04:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 428
Posted By broey1

Whelen Users.....

Which bullet would you all recommend for deer (125-200 pounds) among 200 grain core-lokts, 225 NBT, or 225 TBBC. Shots will be under 200 yards 99.99% of the time.

Any of you shoot normal sized...
Forum: Guns
06-21-2005, 01:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,076
Posted By broey1

RE: Getting frustrated!

how big are your groups at 100yds........ if you can pepper a paper plate at 100yds, don't worry about the groups at this point. If you are just getting started, you probably won't be shooting 1/2...
Forum: Guns
06-19-2005, 11:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,346
Posted By broey1

RE: 7 mag or 35 whelen

Count my vote for the .35 Whelen....... any North American creature within 250 yards is capable of being taken with it.
Forum: Guns
04-17-2005, 06:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,369
Posted By broey1

RE: Which Gun for my son????????????????????

of the three choices you posted (7RemMag, 300 mag, 7mmwsm), I'd go with the 300 WinMag..... like was said earlier, you can load it up with reduced recoil cartridges (believe Remington loads them for...
Forum: Guns
04-17-2005, 06:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,341
Posted By broey1

RE: How many calibers?

22LR
260 Rem
30-30 Win
30-06
35 Whelen

357Mag
38Special
45ACP
Forum: Guns
04-13-2005, 05:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 955
Posted By broey1

RE: Ok, gunsmiths what do you think

I'd rather go bigger. A couple ideas I had bouncing around were 300 Savage, 307 Win, 356 Win. What else are you thinking about? Money isn't really a concern, but for arguments sake, let's say $500.
Forum: Guns
04-13-2005, 05:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 955
Posted By broey1

Ok, gunsmiths what do you think

A couple of weeks ago I got the idea of rechambering my old 303 Savage. Thanks to the good advice on this board, I decided against it. I now, however, am toying with the idea of rechambering my...
Forum: Guns
04-02-2005, 02:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,183
Posted By broey1

RE: Savage 99 conversion question

Yeah, that's what I thought. I was hoping to do it a bit easier than that, so I was leaning towards a 30-30. But, who wants a 30-30??? I did think about the 300 and 308, but thought I'd have to...
Forum: Guns
04-02-2005, 09:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,183
Posted By broey1

Savage 99 conversion question

I have an OLD Savage model 99 chambered in 303 savage. I haven't shot it at all in probably 15 years because ammo must be special ordered at about $50 a pop.

I've recently started to toy with...
Forum: Guns
04-01-2005, 10:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,220
Posted By broey1

RE: WHO MAKES 350 WHELEN

If you want new, only Remington makes them currently (both pump and bolt).

There are some used ones out there from Remington and Ruger.

These guys are right though, it's probably cheapest...
Forum: Guns
04-01-2005, 05:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 997
Posted By broey1

RE: Need a New Gun What Cal.

If you want to take anything in the lower 48, then the 7mm Rem Mag is a wonderful choice! It'll give you a bit more of everything over your 270, but I don't know if it gives you enough extra to...
Forum: Guns
03-31-2005, 03:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,926
Posted By broey1

RE: 338-06 Overrated or Underrated

I've never owned or even shot a 338/06, but my 35 Whelen is simply INCREDIBLE...... so, I'd assume the 338/06 would be just as nice.... little quicker, little flatter.

Maybe it's just nostalgia...
Forum: Guns
03-31-2005, 06:06 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,489
Posted By broey1

RE: WHAT IS HAPPENING TO REMINGTON?

Ok, guys. I'm probably going to start something here, sound like a moron, or more, but here it goes: Unfortunately, I can't try out all the new guns on the market that come through the shop (can't...
Forum: Guns
03-30-2005, 09:43 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,489
Posted By broey1

RE: WHAT IS HAPPENING TO REMINGTON?

Seems to me this is a "two headed monster" type of an argument. Remington, Savage, Ruger, etc..... COULD make a dandy of a rifle that was truly top notch quality in every way....... but not too many...
Forum: Guns
03-16-2005, 04:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,476
Posted By broey1

RE: Hunting gun groups...

A couple of things:

1. For "Hunting gun groups", I'd say if you can keep all your shots on a paper plate at 150 yards, you'll be in great shape 95% of the time.

2. I also agree with Big...
Forum: Guns
03-15-2005, 02:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,427
Posted By broey1

RE: Choice for bear?

I've been hunting deer/bear in Virginia for 20 years.... all these guys are totally on the mark. The 30-06 is all the gun you need... the 8mm-06 will work fine too!

I take either my 30-06 or 35...
Forum: Guns
03-08-2005, 03:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,592
Posted By broey1

RE: over analyzing caliber

Simple answer to why own them all........ every now and then a man just "wants" something.... not that he has a "need" for it. Seriously, most of my hunting is for deer/hogs.... in those cases the...
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