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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-16-2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By kmon
Have several 2X7 scopes. Most of the time they...

Have several 2X7 scopes. Most of the time they get used inside 300 yards but have stretched to 400 with them. The 7mm-08 Remington 788 has worn 2 different scopes since 1982 and those are 2X7s.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-12-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 480
Posted By kmon
Also don't count out the Ruger American 22 rifle.

Also don't count out the Ruger American 22 rifle.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-11-2018, 11:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 649
Posted By kmon
only have one AR 15 and it is in 6.5 Grendel. ...

only have one AR 15 and it is in 6.5 Grendel. 500+ yards is much easier with it than the other common AR15 rifles chamberings. I know you can get there with heavy bullets in the 223 but the splash...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-11-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 767
Posted By kmon
Agree with that, I have a SBE and a 20ga...

Agree with that, I have a SBE and a 20ga Montefeltro. The Montefeltro gets a lot of work for dove and quail and even gets the nod for turkey but recoil from the 20ga Montefeltro is noticeably more...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-02-2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 308
Posted By kmon
I did when competing but that allowed for like...

I did when competing but that allowed for like said above somewhere AA quality loads at field load prices. Guns sure patterned better with the reloads than the cheap factory fodder.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-01-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 315
Posted By kmon
Dakota makes some great rifles but no way I would...

Dakota makes some great rifles but no way I would pay that for one
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-28-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 307
Posted By kmon
Swift is a good company, I have spoke with them...

Swift is a good company, I have spoke with them several times. Really like the 75gr Sirocco bullets running 3500 FPS from the 22-243. They do a number on deer and hogs, so far from 10 yards to 340...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-27-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 530
Posted By kmon
I will stick with Obermeyer barrels as long as I...

I will stick with Obermeyer barrels as long as I can. Boots is who some of the ones listed learned barrel making from. Also he was the first to do the 5R rifling.

In reality though the barrel...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-26-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,023
Posted By kmon
Yes it is a hot round, barrel burner or what ever...

Yes it is a hot round, barrel burner or what ever you want to call it but sometimes you want the speed. Glad they do not skimp on fast fighters for our military, fast and hot ain't cheap.

Like...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-26-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 417
Posted By kmon
51.5gr H4831SC Berger 140gr VLD hunting Lapua...

51.5gr H4831SC
Berger 140gr VLD hunting
Lapua brass
CCI 200 primers
1/2 inch groups or better .
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-22-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,989
Posted By kmon
Bob, there are other manufactures that chamber...

Bob, there are other manufactures that chamber Weatherby cartridges. I have had Remington factory rifle in 300 Weatherby and a Howa in 257 Weatherby. There are other manufactures that chamber for...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-21-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,131
Posted By kmon
Know where a Tikka T3 Hunter is in 270WSM with...

Know where a Tikka T3 Hunter is in 270WSM with less than 200 rounds through it. Easily meets their one MOA guarantee
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-21-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,989
Posted By kmon
I like my #1 International in 275 Rigby. I have...

I like my #1 International in 275 Rigby. I have had others but prefer this one. No question when in a #1 id a short action or long action is better for the 275 Rigby.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-20-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,734
Posted By kmon
All those will work for elk, just use a good...

All those will work for elk, just use a good bullet and put it in the boiler room then get ready for the work cause it starts when the elk is down. Elk are not bullet proof, put a good bullet where...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-14-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 502
Posted By kmon
Like said above 1:9 twist will be good for you...

Like said above 1:9 twist will be good for you with the 7mm-08 AI. Know someone that took a factory Tikka in 7mm-08 and did a semi custom with the factory 1:9 barrel cut to 17 inches chambered to the...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-14-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 502
Posted By kmon
1:9 you will be fine with

1:9 you will be fine with
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-14-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 569
Posted By kmon
Have a couple Limbsavers, have a couple but...

Have a couple Limbsavers, have a couple but prefer Pachmayr decelerator or Kick-eez over the limbsaver recoil pads.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-13-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,946
Posted By kmon
Good looking setup for your son. Let us know how...

Good looking setup for your son. Let us know how he likes it and post some range pics
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-12-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 502
Posted By kmon
I have had a 18.5 inch barreled 7mm-08 since...

I have had a 18.5 inch barreled 7mm-08 since 1982, it with the factory 9 1/4 twist barrel still shoots very well. I have owned others and if building one for my hunting would go with 20 or 21 inches...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-08-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 675
Posted By kmon
I like the Nosler ABLR but have only loaded it...

I like the Nosler ABLR but have only loaded it for the 6.5 Grendel where accuracy and trajectory very closely matches the 130gr Berger Hybrid. The Nosler 6.5 ABLR bullets stated BC are closer to...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-01-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,307
Posted By kmon
Little short barrel 6.5 Grendel test done by a...

Little short barrel 6.5 Grendel test done by a Firearms and Ammo Manufacture and posted on another site

7.5 Bartlien at 100 Yards. Groups averaged 1.5 Inches 2000 FPS 123 Match King
8.5 Bartlien...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-28-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,307
Posted By kmon
In barrels of 12.5 inches and longer inside 200...

In barrels of 12.5 inches and longer inside 200 yards there is not enough difference to be noticeable to game suited to the calibers of Grendel or 6.8. For SBR in the Grendel I would for sure be...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-22-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,414
Posted By kmon
Not reloading is the issue, but there are custom...

Not reloading is the issue, but there are custom ammo manufactures that will take care of that for you. Screw a 1:7 twist barrel on the action and chamber it in 22-250, 22 Creedmoor, 22-243, 22-250...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-21-2018, 11:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 461
Posted By kmon
Yup, those JM stamped Marlins just keep going up,...

Yup, those JM stamped Marlins just keep going up, especially in great condition
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-13-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 569
Posted By kmon
Have the Winchester 94 Trapper in 44 Mag and a...

Have the Winchester 94 Trapper in 44 Mag and a Marlin 1894 in 357 Mag trapper as well. The 357 sees lots ore action these days but both work well on hogs and deer.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-13-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By kmon
I have each press mounted on a 12"X12" piece of...

I have each press mounted on a 12"X12" piece of 3/4 plywood with holes to mount it to the bench. Matching captive nuts in the bench. Solid enough to reload 50BMG so pretty solid. 4 bolts hold it in...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-10-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 709
Posted By kmon
Last good "cheap" Remington rifle the 788. Bring...

Last good "cheap" Remington rifle the 788. Bring that one back
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-06-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,167
Posted By kmon
Lots of powders work for the Grendel that work...

Lots of powders work for the Grendel that work well for the 223 and 308. I use more CFE223 than any other but there are those that use all the powders listed above. Hodgdon has said CFE223 is too...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-04-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,137
Posted By kmon
I have owned several and still have one of the...

I have owned several and still have one of the older ones. Have relatives that own several more and have never seen a cracked receiver or trigger guard but mostly stay away from +P ammo and most of...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-02-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,456
Posted By kmon
Shorts were not on the shelves until the last few...

Shorts were not on the shelves until the last few months and were mostly absent except for the CCI CBs for about 4 years following Sandy Hook

The STW is hit or miss for ammo and brass as it is a...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-02-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,456
Posted By kmon
22 Short * 22 Long * 22 WRF * 22 Auto * ...

22 Short *
22 Long *
22 WRF *
22 Auto *
5mm Remington Mag *
17 Mach II *
22 Hornet *
218 Bee *
219 Zipper
several 22 cals already mentioned
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-23-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 889
Posted By kmon
The 65Grendelforum has some sticky threads with...

The 65Grendelforum has some sticky threads with more type 1/type II information than most will want to know Some have hit close above. Back in the early days of the Grendel bolts for the then...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-14-2017, 10:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 593
Posted By kmon
Yup the current Vangaurd actions have 2 lugs or...

Yup the current Vangaurd actions have 2 lugs or at least my 257 Weatherby Vanguard does
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-14-2017, 09:06 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,896
Posted By kmon
forgot to mention on the cavity back bullets one...

forgot to mention on the cavity back bullets one member at the 65grendel forum was ask to test accuracy and BC on them, they adjusted the BC to his findings from drop at 1000 yards where he shot...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-14-2017, 08:40 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,896
Posted By kmon
I haven't tried the cavity back bullets but they...

I haven't tried the cavity back bullets but they make 2 fro the Grendel. It is an all copper bullet that expands well with 3 petals and has a hollow base to hold more powder in the little Grendel. ...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-14-2017, 08:22 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,896
Posted By kmon
this is the calculator I used for those. Would...

this is the calculator I used for those. Would have to lookup the entries for the 6mm Creedmoor. Easy to use though just need bullet weight, powder weight and velocity. ...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-14-2017, 08:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 593
Posted By kmon
A lot of difference, if you want to build on a...

A lot of difference, if you want to build on a Vangaurd action just get a Howa 1500 action and build on it. Same actions
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-14-2017, 04:18 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,896
Posted By kmon
I know I am partial to the Grendel, what's not to...

I know I am partial to the Grendel, what's not to like, accurate, low recoil, efficient, easy to shoot with enough energy for anything in Texas except a few big exotics. I have killed deer with 35...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-14-2017, 03:20 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,896
Posted By kmon
The examples I gave above are for bolt actions ...

The examples I gave above are for bolt actions

With the rifles the same weight a Grendel recoils about 30% less than a Creedmoor
With the Grendel rifle weighing a pound less than the creedmoor...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-14-2017, 02:43 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,896
Posted By kmon
Noticeably less recoil from the Grendel, even if...

Noticeably less recoil from the Grendel, even if shooting the same weight bullets. More powder more velocity = more recoil. Put that Grendel in an AR and it gets more if a difference in with the...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-14-2017, 10:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,105
Posted By kmon
My biggest complaint with FFP is the reticle...

My biggest complaint with FFP is the reticle changes thickness with power, the lower the power the smaller/thinner the reticle is. My 50_ year old eyes have trouble picking up some as they become...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-13-2017, 11:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,033
Posted By kmon
Sendit, have you ever tried any of the frangible...

Sendit, have you ever tried any of the frangible 50cal ammo? I have only shot a few but they would do a number on hogs I am sure.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-13-2017, 10:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,033
Posted By kmon
He hit the deer in one eye and out the other,...

He hit the deer in one eye and out the other, that crap that a near miss from a 50 BMG can suck the eyes out is BS, just like a lot of things he says.

debunked by many and here is an example...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-13-2017, 06:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,615
Posted By kmon
I like single shots and glad to see Henry making...

I like single shots and glad to see Henry making them. The H&R, Rugers and Brownings are serving me well for now.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-13-2017, 05:49 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,383
Posted By kmon
Congrats sounds like you got a good one, from...

Congrats sounds like you got a good one, from what I have read there are mixed reviews on the BCA uppers some very good and a couple not so much. Welcome to the Grendel world it is a fun little...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-13-2017, 03:38 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,383
Posted By kmon
No experience with those two personally but see...

No experience with those two personally but see better reviews on the Grendelhunter than BCA on the Grendel forum. Radical is another lower price lower but it gets mixed reviews. I think on the...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-13-2017, 12:28 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,363
Posted By kmon
How is the rimfire collection? Kidd rifles are...

How is the rimfire collection? Kidd rifles are fun check them out

I have lots of the same and got into the 6.5 Grendel rifles and the more I shoot them the more I like them. Custom CZ 527 and...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-13-2017, 10:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 429
Posted By kmon
S&S and APR are good and you can add Liveoak...

S&S and APR are good and you can add Liveoak Accuraacy as another good builder in the area, Scott is in Wylie and usually has barrels in stock that will work for your build. I went with an...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-13-2017, 03:39 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,383
Posted By kmon
This is for the Berger 130 Hybrid and works in my...

This is for the Berger 130 Hybrid and works in my rifles for the 129gr LRAB, Use standard caution of start below and workup in your rifles as we are all responsible for our own actions

I am not...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-12-2017, 09:50 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,383
Posted By kmon
Good bullet and if you are running a 18 barrel or...

Good bullet and if you are running a 18 barrel or longer that is pretty easy to beat with reloads using CFE223 or Leverevolution.
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