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by Woodsloafer2
Sun May 15, 2022 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: R.J Renner Ruger #1
Replies: 14
Views: 240

Re: R.J Renner Ruger #1

Exceptional!
by Woodsloafer2
Sat May 14, 2022 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dangerous Situation
Replies: 11
Views: 306

Re: Dangerous Situation

the old Ruger is back in business. Just got done shooting it. I pulled the bullet on the squib load and there was no powder. My fault as it is one of my handloads. First time in 40 plus years of reloading it has happened. I always look in the case before seating a bullet but must have missed one. I ...
by Woodsloafer2
Sat May 14, 2022 8:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dangerous Situation
Replies: 11
Views: 306

Re: Dangerous Situation

Thank you!
by Woodsloafer2
Sat May 14, 2022 6:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dangerous Situation
Replies: 11
Views: 306

Re: Dangerous Situation

It is a squib load Sarge. Thank you for the idea to measure it. I was not thinking it could be that because there was just a click and no sign of a primer ignition. Now to clear it. Never have had one but I assume I need to try and push it back instead of try and pull it. I will need to figure out a...
by Woodsloafer2
Sat May 14, 2022 6:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dangerous Situation
Replies: 11
Views: 306

Re: Dangerous Situation

Thanks for the comments gentlemen. I am going to look it over more today. Checking for a squib is something I will do...carefully. Thanks again!
by Woodsloafer2
Fri May 13, 2022 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dangerous Situation
Replies: 11
Views: 306

Dangerous Situation

Went down to the range on the back 40 to do some testing and sighting in. Have a 2011 in 45 that was a bit unreliable and put in a new extractor and recoil spring. That tested well and seems to be fixed. It will take a few hundred rounds though to be sure. Had to adjust the sights on my Bowen Redhaw...
by Woodsloafer2
Tue Apr 12, 2022 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scoping a levergun
Replies: 27
Views: 1311

Re: Scoping a levergun

Back in the early 70's my Dad's eyesight got to the point he could not see the peep sights well enough. He had a scout scope set up (2X Redfield) done to his Model 71 348. The eye piece of the scope almost touches the barrel so it picks up a target even quicker than the peep sight...for me anyway. I...
by Woodsloafer2
Fri Apr 08, 2022 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: House gun
Replies: 68
Views: 2900

Re: House gun

Glock 40 10mm with a 1000 lumen pistol light is by the bed...otherwise I have Glock 20 10mm on me during the day or a CZ P07 9mm....all have red dot sights....
by Woodsloafer2
Sat Mar 19, 2022 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Open sights-Precious guns!
Replies: 34
Views: 805

Re: Open sights-Precious guns!

Great reading...thank you!
by Woodsloafer2
Sun Feb 27, 2022 8:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 88
Replies: 2
Views: 319

Winchester 88

I have a custom stocked Winchester 88 that is very accurate that i like very much. It does however change its point of impact occasionally throughout the year. Any tips on what to do? Screw tension? Free float etc? The barrel only contacts the forearm around the forend screw and tip. I have taken th...
by Woodsloafer2
Sun Feb 27, 2022 8:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Freedom Arms 454
Replies: 22
Views: 2986

Re: Freedom Arms 454

Great guns. I had a 4 3/4 a few years back. Had an excellent trigger and the grip frame handles recoil very well. I shot two nice bucks with mine. They are exceptionally well built and very enjoyable. I shot 300 grain xtps mostly over H110...38 grains if I remember correctly.
by Woodsloafer2
Mon Feb 21, 2022 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Williams Foolproof on a Winchester 71
Replies: 4
Views: 264

Re: Williams Foolproof on a Winchester 71

Thanks for all the input. my Dad's 71 does have an old Redfield and I have other Redfield's and Lyman's on other guns. Love those old sights but have not stumbled across one for the new 71. Fixed the Williams with a piece of an .009 feeler gauge. That will do till I find an older Lyman or Redfield....
by Woodsloafer2
Sun Feb 20, 2022 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Williams Foolproof on a Winchester 71
Replies: 4
Views: 264

Williams Foolproof on a Winchester 71

i am on my second Williams Foolproof receiver sight that has the same issue as the first. The ghost ring that the aperture screws into wobbles slightly for and aft slightly. It can change point of impact by 6-8 inches in height. Are they all like this? May try shimming it or something so it does not...
by Woodsloafer2
Sat Feb 19, 2022 8:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruger No. 1 Scope Issues
Replies: 17
Views: 727

Re: Ruger No. 1 Scope Issues

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Here is my 88 with a Holosun 509T with some other guns from a range day in January.
by Woodsloafer2
Sat Feb 19, 2022 7:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruger No. 1 Scope Issues
Replies: 17
Views: 727

Re: Ruger No. 1 Scope Issues

I also hunt the Maine timber and really like the pistol red dots when mounted on a rifle. They add only a couple ounces. You don't have to worry about eye relief, scope cuts, and can be mounted either close to the eye or further down the gun. They are extremely fast and easier to keep clear in the s...
by Woodsloafer2
Tue Feb 08, 2022 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Favorite Deer Hunting Story
Replies: 9
Views: 487

Re: My Favorite Deer Hunting Story

My first time reading it and enjoyed it greatly. My Dad's rifle was a 71 348 that I still hunt with. I also bought another that was custom stocked so I could try some different sights etc. I would never change my Dad's rifle. Thanks for the story!
by Woodsloafer2
Sat Feb 05, 2022 3:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When was the last time you sat around a campfire?
Replies: 34
Views: 1221

Re: When was the last time you sat around a campfire?

Picture from the range if it makes it through...
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by Woodsloafer2
Sat Feb 05, 2022 2:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When was the last time you sat around a campfire?
Replies: 34
Views: 1221

Re: When was the last time you sat around a campfire?

Two weeks ago down at my range in the woods. Snowmobiled down in and had a fire to warm my hands while I shot. It was pretty close to zero still even at 11 or so.
by Woodsloafer2
Sun Jan 16, 2022 8:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Trust The Science"
Replies: 28
Views: 1766

Re: "Trust The Science"

Thank you for all the links to info. I had already watched some. The Joe Rogan podcasts with Malone and McCollough were very good. Joe has a huge audience so word is getting out there. I especially liked the offer of 2 million to anyone to debate McCullough or his peers on the issues. No takers and ...
by Woodsloafer2
Tue Dec 28, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dern snow
Replies: 44
Views: 2003

Re: Dern snow

Wish I lived close by.....I would gladly trade work for some of your stories and knowledge...bet you have some great stories!
by Woodsloafer2
Sat Dec 25, 2021 8:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester Model 70; .250-3000 made in 1948
Replies: 22
Views: 1008

Re: Winchester Model 70; .250-3000 made in 1948

Great guns and even greater stories and family history!
by Woodsloafer2
Wed Dec 22, 2021 7:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: sights
Replies: 14
Views: 1152

Re: sights

Red dot sights work best for me. Easy on the eyes and very accurate. With a little practice they are faster for me than irons. Most of mine are milled for the red dot but my 1911 is a dovetail mount. They are very reliable and strong. Sage Dynamics Youtube videos have a lot of good info on them....
by Woodsloafer2
Sun Nov 07, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayers needed (update below)
Replies: 41
Views: 2174

Re: Prayers needed

prayers on the way...
by Woodsloafer2
Wed Nov 03, 2021 6:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Win 92 in 25-20
Replies: 20
Views: 1431

Re: Win 92 in 25-20

When I was young there was an older gentlemen that live at the top of the hill on a fairly good sized farm. He was a good old hard working Mainer that had lived a rugged hard working life. A great outdoorsmen from the old days. I used to go help him cut wood and he was in his late seventies early 80...
by Woodsloafer2
Wed Oct 13, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 5.5" redhawk article
Replies: 42
Views: 5257

Re: 5.5" redhawk article

I had a 44 mag 7 1/2 inch Redhawk that was one of my best shooting guns. I decided I want something in the 5 inch range and sent it off to Bowen to convert to 45 colt too. It is my best shooting revolver. After reading this I am going to have to try some heavy bullets. I think I have some heavy cast...
by Woodsloafer2
Sat Oct 09, 2021 8:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's currently your best hunting rifle for your area?
Replies: 61
Views: 8996

Re: What's currently your best hunting rifle for your area?

Also from Maine where 100 yards is a long shot. I the mountains where I spend a lot of my time there are some big open hardwood ridges where you might get a longer shot. I have always been interested in deer rifles since my dad took me out before I was even legal to hunt. At 10 I got to carry his do...
by Woodsloafer2
Sat Oct 09, 2021 7:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite Double Action Woods Bumming Gun
Replies: 32
Views: 3245

Re: Favorite Double Action Woods Bumming Gun

The only double action I still have is this Bowen 45 Colt. I generally shoot 250 or 300 XTP's with 2400 0r HS-6. It now wears some custom target grips I found on Ebay. The grips are a bit bulky but improve my shooting with this gun.


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by Woodsloafer2
Sun Oct 03, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Signpost Buck Rubs
Replies: 5
Views: 440

Re: Signpost Buck Rubs

It is a red dot...Trijicon RMR. EGW makes a mount that fits in the scope mount holes. Very quick and accurate for me. That gun is a favorite as it maintains zero and shoots almost all bullet weights to the same point of impact. So far only 240 grain Woodleigh's shoot a couple inch's low. Everything ...
by Woodsloafer2
Sun Oct 03, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Signpost Buck Rubs
Replies: 5
Views: 440

Signpost Buck Rubs

Seeing if I cab post pictures without Photobucket. This is my Winchester 54 30-06 next to a signpost rub way back in the mountains. Second is another signpost. I always like finding these but never see the bucks at them during the day. I have had game cameras on them and they usually show up around ...
by Woodsloafer2
Sun Sep 26, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage 99 30-30
Replies: 20
Views: 1435

Re: Savage 99 30-30

Yup, another Mainer here...live in the western foothills and love to hunt the western mountains. Deer are scarce where I hunt but so are people. Those are some nice pumps. I like the 14 more than the 141 but not from any real experience. I have everything for loading the 35 Remington from my Contend...
by Woodsloafer2
Sat Sep 25, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage 99 30-30
Replies: 20
Views: 1435

Re: Savage 99 30-30

Very nice Savage Sixgun. I had a 300 99 that was custom stocked and had the same peep sight. Liked it a lot but sold it and went to a custom stocked 88 with a muzzle brake that really works well. Mounted a mini red dot pistol sight (Holosun 509T) in the rear two scope mount holes. It is very fast to...
by Woodsloafer2
Tue Sep 21, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Picked up a beater
Replies: 27
Views: 2479

Re: Picked up a beater

Thank you!
by Woodsloafer2
Tue Sep 21, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage 99 30-30
Replies: 20
Views: 1435

Re: Savage 99 30-30

I did not buy it. The stock had been whittled down and was way to low for me. It was a takedown which is what I wanted. I want a takedown so I can carry it in a pack while woods loafing. Would also consider a Remington 141 or 14 pump. I might go 35 Remington on one of those though....
by Woodsloafer2
Sun Sep 19, 2021 8:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For love of the 357 mag
Replies: 12
Views: 990

Re: For love of the 357 mag

Thank you! Great article. Reminds me of one of Francis Sells article on common sense deer rifles. Along the same lines where he spoke about the priority of bullet placement. Cartridges' thought to be too small for deer in the magnum times are ones he recommended. I have had 357's in the past and am ...
by Woodsloafer2
Sun Sep 19, 2021 7:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Picked up a beater
Replies: 27
Views: 2479

Re: Picked up a beater

Very sorry to hear he is no longer with us....thank you very much for trying...
by Woodsloafer2
Sat Sep 18, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Picked up a beater
Replies: 27
Views: 2479

Re: Picked up a beater

Thank you!
by Woodsloafer2
Sat Sep 18, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Picked up a beater
Replies: 27
Views: 2479

Re: Picked up a beater

Already have one original one and the second one is already messed with so I would like to make some changes that I would like. I am not set on those changes though....
by Woodsloafer2
Sat Sep 18, 2021 6:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Picked up a beater
Replies: 27
Views: 2479

Re: Picked up a beater

Really like that full mag 71. I have a second 71 rifle that was re-stocked and am thinking of making it a carbine. If you were going to have this done who would you recommend?? If I were just shortening the barrel there is a local gunsmith quite capable. Adding a full length magazine I am not so sur...
by Woodsloafer2
Thu Sep 16, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Opinion
Replies: 48
Views: 4065

Re: My Opinion

A very good opinion...much like my own. It is very good to have similar likes with just enough small differences to keep it interesting!
by Woodsloafer2
Tue Sep 14, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage 99 30-30
Replies: 20
Views: 1435

Savage 99 30-30

Anyone here have and use a Savage 99 30-30? Thinking of buying a featherweight carbine and would welcome any input you may have. Thanks!
by Woodsloafer2
Sun Sep 12, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Case Flaring
Replies: 7
Views: 740

Re: Case Flaring

Thank you all!
by Woodsloafer2
Sun Sep 12, 2021 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What was the first gun you bought?
Replies: 81
Views: 6508

Re: What was the first gun you bought?

First gun and the start of reloading at the same time. It was a Springfield 03a3 converted to 30-338 with dies and brass. Had a Bausch and Lomb scope in one of those spring loaded mounts. It came with some reloading data for 4350. I was probably around 14 or 15 at the time. Just had to have a magnum...
by Woodsloafer2
Sun Sep 12, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Case Flaring
Replies: 7
Views: 740

Case Flaring

I am new to cast bullets in rifles but have done them in revolvers for years. I am going to load up some cast in the 348 and maybe the 405. Neither die set has a flaring die so I have ordered a universal flaring die. Is flaring always needed for cast? The bullets I am using are gas checked. Thanks f...
by Woodsloafer2
Sat Sep 11, 2021 7:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .348 A-frame
Replies: 11
Views: 2203

Re: .348 A-frame

Very nice groups....would you share the powder used???? I have some 255 cast I would like to try and was going to try 3031....
by Woodsloafer2
Wed Sep 08, 2021 5:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 33 WCF "stuff"
Replies: 14
Views: 1247

Re: 33 WCF "stuff"

Really like these posts where information is shared from a lot a lot of extensive and detailed testing. I have never had a 33 but always thought it was a great cartridge. I grew up with a 348 in the house which covered the big bore lever action needs. The 33 and 1886 is a very well thought of combin...
by Woodsloafer2
Tue Sep 07, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A lot of us Old Guys
Replies: 31
Views: 1750

Re: A lot of us Old Guys

I too really like Finn Aagard's practical approach. Francis Sell is another I greatly enjoyed for his practical approach. Read everything Skeeter wrote in all the magazines i could find. For reading pleasure greatly enjoy Gordon Macquarie and Ted Trueblood. They all sure helped shape the interests i...
by Woodsloafer2
Fri Aug 27, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Concealed Carry
Replies: 32
Views: 2131

Re: Concealed Carry

CZ P07 with a Trijicon SRO. Worked over by Cajun Gun works. They do excellent work. Sometimes a Glock 20 10mm. I am pretty tall and thin and built different enough so I can conceal bigger pistols. For woods walks I often have two or three in the pack and rotate them throughout the day. I do a lot of...
by Woodsloafer2
Sun Aug 08, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 444 First Year Production
Replies: 3
Views: 420

Marlin 444 First Year Production

I have one with the Monte Carlo stock and 24 inch barrel. Shoots very well but there are a couple things I don't like. The forearm sling swivel stud gives the hand a good wack when I place my hand where I shoot it best. anyone have a good remedy for that other than grinding off the stud? The lever i...
by Woodsloafer2
Sat Jul 24, 2021 7:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Requesting prayers
Replies: 76
Views: 6138

Re: Requesting prayers

praying for a strong recovery and life back to normal....
by Woodsloafer2
Sat Jul 24, 2021 6:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite 348 Loads
Replies: 3
Views: 413

Re: Favorite 348 Loads

I will have to try some 10 shot groups to see how much my 4350 load opens up. I have never noticed them opening as much as yours does but certainly worth checking. !0 shots should be a good test. Thanks to both of you for your comments. I use 4064 in my 308 and it works better than anything else so ...