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by jimincolo
Sat Apr 23, 2011 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .270 Winchester????
Replies: 11
Views: 1336

Re: .270 Winchester????

Let me make it three of us. Speer Nitrex loaded with 130 gr. Grand Slams, & the 5 round boxes are the best. I've tried the same bullet with several powders, & cannot get groups equal to the factory round. I wish they would do another run. It is the best factory ammo I have ever used in any caliber. ...
by jimincolo
Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage 99 clone
Replies: 21
Views: 3789

Re: Savage 99 clone

The Empire fifle is beautiful. But I can't help thinking that every wealthy guy buying one is causing the destruction of an existing original 99. Somehow, that just seems sad to me.
Jim
by jimincolo
Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I got a lesson in long range shooting ballistics ...
Replies: 11
Views: 2137

Re: I got a lesson in long range shooting ballistics ...

Great info. Your results didn't surprise me, as the 200 gr. bullets just seem to die after 200 or so yards. Some years back, I began to seriously reload for my .358. I wanted a legitimate 300 yard elk cartridge. Today, my most commonly used loads are the 225 Sie., 225 Partition, & 250 Speer(both Hot...
by jimincolo
Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT - Any 35 Whelen OR Remington pump rifle experience?
Replies: 19
Views: 4524

Re: OT - Any 35 Whelen OR Remington pump rifle experience?

86er, I've owned several Remington pump rifles over the years, probably a throwback to my early years in PA. Most have been 30-06's, & have been 1.5 inch shooters. Be careful how much scope you put on one, as they seem to get heavy & out of balance in a hurry. The triggers are not the best, but that...
by jimincolo
Tue Feb 15, 2011 3:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Serious Note; Brain Surgery Tomorrow
Replies: 98
Views: 7461

Re: OT: Serious Note; Brain Surgery Tomorrow

Just read your post, Beaker. Prayer said for you & your doctors. Hope it helps, sir.

Jim
by jimincolo
Wed Dec 29, 2010 11:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Browning Xbolt Micro Hunter
Replies: 10
Views: 1839

Re: OT: Browning Xbolt Micro Hunter

Kaferhaus, Your post reminds me of my own experience. I have a pretty little 700 Classic in 6.5x55, that seems to show every day afield in some way. I've spent hours restoring it to pristine condition, & now use it only sparingly. Meanwhile, my old 94 Trapper gets no special treatment, literally beg...
by jimincolo
Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Browning Xbolt Micro Hunter
Replies: 10
Views: 1839

Re: OT: Browning Xbolt Micro Hunter

I think we'd better get used to seeing more & more plastic. Bottom metal used to be steel, then aluminum, now plastic. Manufacturers claim that it is actually stronger, & it may be. one thing is certain, it is lighter weight. So, it's not all bad news. Jim
by jimincolo
Mon Dec 27, 2010 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 284 Win
Replies: 15
Views: 2099

Re: 284 Win

Try Grice Gunshop in PA. They do not show their full product line on their website, only the current sales brochure; so you will need to call them. This is a very large retailer, & they regularly feature special runs. Currently, they are selling .284 ultra light A-Bolts, so maybe they have cartridge...
by jimincolo
Mon Dec 13, 2010 2:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Poll: Do you own a "Trapper" length lever gun?
Replies: 121
Views: 15127

Re: Poll: Do you own a "Trapper" length lever gun?

My Trapper is Model 94 in 30-30, purchased new in 1980 or 81. It was originally fitted with gold post front sight & Williams receiver, & was used as a deer rifle in GA. In 1983, we moved to CO, & it was my only deer-elk rifle for several years. Recoil was stout with Fed. Prem. 170 Partitions, so I a...
by jimincolo
Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BLR Long action
Replies: 17
Views: 3200

Re: BLR Long action

I may bring my Blr into the shop for refinishing after the upcoming late season elk hunt. The Browning gloss is much tougher than most others I have seen. It's really quite scratch resistent.

Jim
by jimincolo
Tue Nov 23, 2010 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BLR Long action
Replies: 17
Views: 3200

Re: BLR Long action

The Blr trigger has never bothered me in a hunting situation. Honestly, I cannot recall a single case, where I could blame a badly placed shot on the trigger. If I could make changes in the design, I would tone down the gloss finish, & enlarge the trigger guard & lever to better accomodate heavily g...
by jimincolo
Sun Nov 21, 2010 9:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BLR Long action
Replies: 17
Views: 3200

Re: BLR Long action

The long action BLR does lack some of the quickness & ease of carry that is associated with its short action brother. It's a full size rifle, & should be properly compared to a full size bolt action. I have shot the L.A. model in 30-06 & .270. They were accurate, quicker on target & followup than mo...
by jimincolo
Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Browning Lever Action Rifle (BLR) By: Bruce Hamlin
Replies: 60
Views: 21564

Re: The Browning Lever Action Rifle (BLR) By: Bruce Hamlin

Thank you Bruce for all your hard work, & thank you Hobie for posting its publication here & elsewhere. One small note; the site reference listed in the treatise for identifying date of manufacture is apparently no longer in use. Instead, Browning has a "Date My Gun" choice. Go to your model #, & lo...
by jimincolo
Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some thoughts on shooting with iron sights
Replies: 55
Views: 4878

Re: Some thoughts on shooting with iron sights

I have recently removed scopes from several of my hunting rifles. they have been replaced with either the original irons or receiver sights. Your awareness of game reaction & location after the shot is so much better without a scope. I have found that with a little practice, I am easily "minute of d...
by jimincolo
Wed Jul 28, 2010 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT- 257 Weatherby Magnum ??????
Replies: 30
Views: 2676

Re: OT- 257 Weatherby Magnum ??????

Markbo,

I know a bunch of 25-06 lovers, & some are primarily elk hunters. I have never owned one, although it is on my "must do" list. It offers a lot of performance with so little recoil.

Jim
by jimincolo
Wed Jul 28, 2010 1:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT- 257 Weatherby Magnum ??????
Replies: 30
Views: 2676

Re: OT- 257 Weatherby Magnum ??????

Timothy, As I understand the concept, extra freebore relieves an initial pressure spike that occurs if the bullet contacts the rifling too quickly. This translates to being able to add more powder to the casing. Of course, seating the bullet out also adds to case capacity. I would guess that the bul...
by jimincolo
Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT- 257 Weatherby Magnum ??????
Replies: 30
Views: 2676

Re: OT- 257 Weatherby Magnum ??????

No question, a Weatherby platform is the only way to go. Weatherby has probably sold more ultra velocity rifles than everyone else combined. To my knowledge, no one else can offer you the long freebore for extra fps, while maintaining such exacting accuracy. In my opinion, their stock design is the ...
by jimincolo
Sat Jul 24, 2010 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT - best beer for the buck
Replies: 33
Views: 2726

Re: OT - best beer for the buck

In my case, the beer of choice is tied by tradition to the activity at hand. It's Miller High Life in elk camp, in honor of a favorite hunting buddy; formerly of Bozeman, MT, & now in Gillette, WY. PBR's are with us on all trout fishing outings. Coors Original when on the boat or camping in the moun...
by jimincolo
Tue Jun 29, 2010 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is the 30-30 Trapper load Hobie reproduced?
Replies: 23
Views: 3297

Re: What is the 30-30 Trapper load Hobie reproduced?

The 85 gr. Sierra bullet is probably meant for use in CZ and Russian handguns chambered in .30 Mauser. Is the bullet sufficiently blunt for safe use in a tubular magazine? Also, Hornady makes a similiar bullet weighing 86 grains. They advertise that has a heavy jacket, & is designed for use in high ...
by jimincolo
Sat May 01, 2010 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: reloading the .358 Win. ???
Replies: 5
Views: 575

Re: reloading the .358 Win. ???

Full length resizing with standard dies should do the trick. If you don't fully resize, the bolt may sometimes fail to lock up. The gun will then not fire. I use .358 headstamped brass. After 5 loadings, I use them in light practice loads. My hunting loads are not max, but are considerably hotter th...
by jimincolo
Fri Oct 02, 2009 12:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning BLR's - do you ever see any on the shelves anywhere
Replies: 44
Views: 4590

Re: Browning BLR's - do you ever see any on the shelves anywhere

Hobie has a very good point. BLR's do take a bit of getting used to. People who have them seem to like them. Back in the 1980"s, while living in greater Atlanta, I was told by a dealer that Brownings top BLR market was the South. I never saw one while hunting in Georgia. Since moving to Colorado, I ...
by jimincolo
Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning BLR's - do you ever see any on the shelves anywhere
Replies: 44
Views: 4590

Re: Browning BLR's - do you ever see any on the shelves anywhere

You might try a store that specializes in Browning goods; not just firearms, but clothing, etc. BLR's have become pretty pricey. You've probably noticed that many dealers are stocking lower end rifles; such as Howa, Vanguard, Savage, Tikka, etc. Our local Browning dealer has 7 or 8 on the rack right...
by jimincolo
Sun Aug 30, 2009 6:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is your favorite Cartridge - lever gun
Replies: 106
Views: 9222

Re: What is your favorite Cartridge - lever gun

22lr
30-30
.358

My favorite on any given day is purely a function of which rifle is in my hands.
by jimincolo
Fri Jul 10, 2009 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody got a 358 Win load for 180 Speer?
Replies: 5
Views: 1096

Re: Anybody got a 358 Win load for 180 Speer?

My .358 BLR did have a Leupold mini 4X in Millett rings until recently. It now sports a fiber optic front & Williams receiver sight setup. It amazes me how fast I can get on target now. My sightin is the same as always; zero at 150 yards. With the bigger bullets, I use TAC & magnum primers exclusive...
by jimincolo
Thu Jul 09, 2009 10:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody got a 358 Win load for 180 Speer?
Replies: 5
Views: 1096

Re: Anybody got a 358 Win load for 180 Speer?

Try Reloader 7, or either 4198. Check your manuals, but I believe your start to max ranges run from 40 to perhaps 44.5 grains for all three powders. These are quick burners, so please proceed cautiously. This is a good deer bullet. I always feel empowered when using it, since the weight & initial ve...
by jimincolo
Tue Dec 16, 2008 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT Schnee pack boots ???
Replies: 11
Views: 1574

Re: OT Schnee pack boots ???

Nath- I always wore Sorels, until visiting my son in Bozeman & going to Schnee's home store. The salesman went out of his way to fit me, answer questions, etc. It is the only pack boots that ever gave me lateral support ( I'm 66 & need all the help I can muster in the high country ). The tongues are...
by jimincolo
Thu Dec 11, 2008 6:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .358 blr ON WHITE TAIL BUCK
Replies: 24
Views: 1929

Re: .358 blr ON WHITE TAIL BUCK

RKrodle & PaulB- Yes, my .358 is a 20 inch barrelled BLR. It's one of the newer lightweight models, purchased 3 or 4 years ago. Like most BLR's I have used, it's very accurate & has a really lousy trigger. I began reloading for the rifle almost immediately, as the factory fodder was hard to find, & ...
by jimincolo
Wed Dec 10, 2008 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .358 blr ON WHITE TAIL BUCK
Replies: 24
Views: 1929

Re: .358 blr ON WHITE TAIL BUCK

Congratulations on a fine deer. The .358 Win. is a superb cartridge, as you now know. It becomes even better when you develop some good handloads for it. There isn't much walking around this half of the world that cannot be handled with a 225 gr. Partition at 2500 fps. or a 250 gr. Speer Hotcor at 2...
by jimincolo
Wed Nov 19, 2008 5:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An ontopic hunting poll
Replies: 62
Views: 3250

Re: An ontopic hunting poll

Always at the range, never in the field. I usually wear the full ear muff style when sighting in. I do not own a muzzle braked rifle, & attempt to steer clear of those that do.