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Forum: Black Powder
Yesterday, 10:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 229
Posted By bronko22000

Tom Budsgunshop.com has the std V2 without the...

Tom Budsgunshop.com has the std V2 without the thumbhole stock for $284. They have several others also
Forum: Black Powder
Yesterday, 10:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 229
Posted By bronko22000

BP I believe the Optima LR is the newer version. ...

BP I believe the Optima LR is the newer version. I don't think they had the LR model before with the older breechplug.
Forum: Black Powder
Yesterday, 06:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 229
Posted By bronko22000

that sounds like an decent deal. Not an awesome...

that sounds like an decent deal. Not an awesome one. There is a nitride one with a Konus scope from Sportsman's Warehouse where prices are fairly cheap. They want $489. Take $150 off for the scope...
02-21-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,001
Posted By bronko22000

I totally agree with Oldtimr. I too am a hunter...

I totally agree with Oldtimr. I too am a hunter trapper safety instructor. And in our classes we teach we stress numerous times that a firearm safety is a mechanical device that is prone to...
Forum: Black Powder
02-19-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 464
Posted By bronko22000

Man knowing how simple that set up is with the...

Man knowing how simple that set up is with the bushing, spring and firing pin a rifle must surely have been neglected for the firing pin to seize itself in the bushing and protruding to boot....
Forum: Black Powder
02-17-2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 464
Posted By bronko22000

I somewhat agree with Hunterslife on this. The...

I somewhat agree with Hunterslife on this. The Optima as well as the Accura both have a transfer bar system. There is no way the hammer could have struck the firing pin unless the hammer WAS back AND...
02-17-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 620
Posted By bronko22000

Someone must have screwed up big time on that...

Someone must have screwed up big time on that scope. As I said, I paid $139 for the scope on Amazon. The price now is $226! I guess its nice to get a deal once in a while.
02-16-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 718
Posted By bronko22000

A relatively inexpensive hunt that is also a lot...

A relatively inexpensive hunt that is also a lot of fun is pronghorn antelope. If you're not after a record book animal there are a lot of options for a DIY hunt. And you may get to shoot a nice one...
02-16-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 151
Posted By bronko22000

I know all that guys I was just hoping someone...

I know all that guys I was just hoping someone here ran into this and could suggest what height rings I needed. With my own guns and working at a sporting goods store for several years during their...
02-15-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 151
Posted By bronko22000

Scope mounting question

I want to get my scope as low as possible to the bore axis on my new Savage Axis. I am going to be using Weaver bases and probably Weaver Quad Lok rings. My scope of choice for this rifle is a...
02-15-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 620
Posted By bronko22000

Talking I do believe you're correct Tom. And you know...

I do believe you're correct Tom. And you know they have to put a quality scope on the CVAs because "they're just a better gun".....LOL
Forum: Northeast
02-14-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 589
Posted By bronko22000

Wow, That is a big critter. I would love to put...

Wow, That is a big critter. I would love to put my sights on something like that.
Forum: Young Hunters
02-14-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 933
Posted By bronko22000

What amazes me is the amount of shots taken at...

What amazes me is the amount of shots taken at deer on the TV programs that IMO are way too far back. They never show the tracking job except for the last couple of yards - and its always dark. So...
02-14-2020, 05:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 620
Posted By bronko22000

I have a couple Leupold scopes including a...

I have a couple Leupold scopes including a Ultimate Slam on my muzzleloader and they are nice. I also have a few Burris Fullfield scopes with the BDC. I picked up a Konus last year for one of my...
02-13-2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 620
Posted By bronko22000

It didn't take much deliberation on finding a...

It didn't take much deliberation on finding a scope. I found the perfect match for that rifle. I just ordered a Konus Pro M-30 1.5-6x44 from Amazon. Everyone else wanted from $234 and up but Amazon...
02-13-2020, 07:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 620
Posted By bronko22000

Yea Tom I did think of one of those. I'm still...

Yea Tom I did think of one of those. I'm still in FL and won't get the rifle until May when I get back to PA. It will be waiting at my FFL. I have plenty of time to decide. Thanks.
02-13-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 620
Posted By bronko22000

Jake you may want to reconsider your choice on...

Jake you may want to reconsider your choice on the Axis. I had a Savage with the Accutrigger and I didn't like it. In the heat of the moment it cost me a deer when I forgot about all the "take up"...
02-12-2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,137
Posted By bronko22000

I killed one deer at just about 100 yards with my...

I killed one deer at just about 100 yards with my flinter one year using 100 gr of Goex FFFg and a 300 gr Shockwave. My friend shot one the same year at 116 yards with the same charge and a 250 gr...
Forum: Black Powder
02-12-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By bronko22000

Wow and I was just at Walmart. One of the few...

Wow and I was just at Walmart. One of the few times I didn't go the the sporting goods dept. I called my friend and told him to keep an eye out for this sale.
02-12-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 620
Posted By bronko22000

Scope selection

I just placed my order for a new rifle. I ordered a Savage Axis in 350 legend to be a companion rifle for my new AR-15 in same chambering. I have decided to go with something in the mid-range of...
Forum: Reloading
02-12-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By bronko22000

Yep, looks like I did.

Yep, looks like I did.
Forum: Guns
02-11-2020, 06:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 430
Posted By bronko22000

I had thought of that also but didn't think you...

I had thought of that also but didn't think you would want to do that. But I was thinking of something like a silver dollar or something to that effect.
Forum: Guns
02-10-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 430
Posted By bronko22000

Keep us posted how you make out Jake. I hope you...

Keep us posted how you make out Jake. I hope you fair well.
I did some searching for you Jake. Check out this link for your "hopefully" refund....
Forum: Reloading
02-09-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By bronko22000

AMP (Annealing Made Perfect) makes a nice...

AMP (Annealing Made Perfect) makes a nice induction one for just under $200. Pretty nifty one without the use of gas. https://www.ampannealing.com/
Forum: Guns
02-08-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 200
Posted By bronko22000

I love my 45-70s Oldtimr. I have the above...

I love my 45-70s Oldtimr. I have the above mentioned Sharps replica, a Marlin Guide Gun (one of the early ported ones) and another Marlin 1895SBL (stainless big loop). I just sold another 1895...
Forum: Guns
02-08-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 200
Posted By bronko22000

Heck Hardcast you don't even need a .458 Win mag....

Heck Hardcast you don't even need a .458 Win mag. My 1874 Sharps replica .45-70 shooting 500 gr hard cast bullets passed through my target stand of 3/4" plywood, completely through a 11" live hard...
Forum: Guns
02-08-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 430
Posted By bronko22000

Give Browning a call first thing Monday morning...

Give Browning a call first thing Monday morning and see how much a butt stock will cost for it. Then add onto that labor for a gunsmith to install it. You could easily do it yourself but you might as...
02-08-2020, 06:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,001
Posted By bronko22000

Oldtimr, I have 2 of those Guide Guns and I'm...

Oldtimr, I have 2 of those Guide Guns and I'm also a lefty. I never use the cross bolt safety on either except when loading it and at the bench. And the only reason I use it during loading is just...
Forum: Gunsmithing
02-07-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 748
Posted By bronko22000

I personally like a trigger between 2 - 3 lb. ...

I personally like a trigger between 2 - 3 lb. But like mrbb said, it comes down to experience. A 3# trigger can be awful light on a blistery cold winter day when your fingers are almost numb.
All...
Forum: Black Powder
02-06-2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 190
Posted By bronko22000

I didn't save the link. It was just a general...

I didn't save the link. It was just a general link on powder coating bullets (pistol bullets). The benefit is eliminating the need for lubing the bullets.And you can do a large quantity at a time. ...
02-06-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,001
Posted By bronko22000

Souinds like this is your first rifle. Or at...

Souinds like this is your first rifle. Or at least your first lever rifle. Not a very good action to start out with only because of the safety aspect. I would bet that your Henry Long Ranger has a...
Forum: Black Powder
02-04-2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 190
Posted By bronko22000

Powder Coated bullets

Has anyone on here ever shot powder coated bullets out of their MLs and if so, how did they shoot? I just watched a video on powder coating and it looks really easy to do.
Forum: Reloading
02-03-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 612
Posted By bronko22000

That's the bullet I was thinking about Nomercy....

That's the bullet I was thinking about Nomercy. But I plan on sizing to .356".
Forum: Guns
02-03-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 716
Posted By bronko22000

You'll have to bring that up to the cabin this...

You'll have to bring that up to the cabin this year. I don't recall ever handling one with a pistol grip. That maybe way I didn't care for them other then how good they look.
Forum: Guns
02-02-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 716
Posted By bronko22000

Well that 300wsm will be a tad more potent than...

Well that 300wsm will be a tad more potent than that "06 you used for bear this year. (and a heck of a lot prettier than that "ugly" 700).....LOL
Forum: Black Powder
02-02-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 709
Posted By bronko22000

I was going to tell you that I could buy some...

I was going to tell you that I could buy some Goex for you and meet you but you're a 3 hour drive from where I would have met you!
Forum: Black Powder
02-02-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 709
Posted By bronko22000

LOL.....Never any trouble with Goex. I keep it in...

LOL.....Never any trouble with Goex. I keep it in my gun room in the original containers and in an old steel tool box. Come to think of it I never had an issue with Pyrodex either. I've never been...
Forum: Reloading
02-02-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 612
Posted By bronko22000

Not yet but that could be an option. I have to...

Not yet but that could be an option. I have to watch which bullet I get because I will be using them in an AR style rifle and I don't want feed issues. But I'm also considering getting a CVA single...
Forum: Guns
02-02-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 716
Posted By bronko22000

Good for you Jake. I know you've been looking...

Good for you Jake. I know you've been looking for one. Personally I really like the way they look but I don't know what it is. They just don't feel right to me. I keep trying them out at gun shows...
Forum: Reloading
02-02-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 612
Posted By bronko22000

I don't see any issues either hardcast. My...

I don't see any issues either hardcast. My concern is the expansion of the rifle bullet. I guess I'll have to do some type of expansion testing. I don't just want to "poke a .35 caliber hole in a...
Forum: Guns
02-02-2020, 06:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 500
Posted By bronko22000

I do like the finish. How or where did you have...

I do like the finish. How or where did you have that done and what pattern is it?
Forum: Reloading
02-01-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 612
Posted By bronko22000

350 Legend and 35 cal bullets

From what I understand the 350 legend bullets are largely based on the 9mm dia. (.356"). Winchester is loading ammo using .357" bullets. While I'm aware that either of these bullets are adequate for...
Forum: Guns
02-01-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 500
Posted By bronko22000

My very thoughts exactly Jake

My very thoughts exactly Jake
02-01-2020, 07:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,776
Posted By bronko22000

HL - Did you notice his spread sheet. The Goex...

HL - Did you notice his spread sheet. The Goex in FFFg was far more consistent than the Swiss. But in FFg size, the Swiss was more consistent! Almost as though the results were flipped.
Forum: Technical
02-01-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,108
Posted By bronko22000

To each his own TX. But there is a line of...

To each his own TX. But there is a line of diminishing returns when you go to a heavy arrow. I shoot a 420 gr carbon Gold tip which includes a 100 grain tip at right about 300 fps. Everything I've...
Forum: Guns
02-01-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 500
Posted By bronko22000

Sweet. Everything for my build is sitting up in...

Sweet. Everything for my build is sitting up in PA waiting for me to get back in late May. Chambered in 350 Legend. Only I refuse to pay the fees nor the cost for a supressor.
Forum: Guns
02-01-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 500
Posted By bronko22000

Sweet...All the stuff for my new build is setting...

Sweet...All the stuff for my new build is setting up in PA at my friend's house. I won't get to assemble it until I get back there in late May. I have it chambered in 350 Legend.
01-31-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,776
Posted By bronko22000

That is realIy interesting and thanks for sharing...

That is realIy interesting and thanks for sharing Semi. It appears, based on the data presented, that Swiss FFg yields both better velocity and better accuracy as well as consistency. However when...
Forum: Black Powder
01-30-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,206
Posted By bronko22000

You are absolutely correct. During our hunter...

You are absolutely correct. During our hunter education classes we drill into the students to "positively identify your target as a safe and legal target AND what is beyond."
The two major causes...
Forum: Guns
01-30-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 165
Posted By bronko22000

The 350 Legend is on my mind too being that I...

The 350 Legend is on my mind too being that I just purchased an upper in that chambering.
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