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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) Yesterday, 11:08 PM
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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) Yesterday, 10:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 793
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) Yesterday, 09:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 793
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) Yesterday, 09:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 793
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) Yesterday, 09:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 332
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) Yesterday, 05:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 793
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) Yesterday, 04:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 793
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) Yesterday, 03:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 793
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) Yesterday, 11:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 659
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) Yesterday, 12:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 888
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, 11:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 888
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, 07:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,347
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, 06:49 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,824
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, 04:38 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,824
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, 01:28 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 895
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, 11:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 320
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, 04:39 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,824
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, 10:50 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,824
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.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-12-2017, 10:14 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,824
Posted By kmon
there is getting to be more and more factory ammo...

there is getting to be more and more factory ammo from Hornady and Federal with a few more entering the Grendel realm in 2108. Plus there is always some from Alexander Arms and smaller ammo...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-12-2017, 11:24 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 900
Posted By kmon
Unless the HP is a serria game king then bad idea...

Unless the HP is a serria game king then bad idea IMO

There are lots of bullets that will work but in factory ammo my pick would be 60gr Nosler Partition.

I haven't used the 223 in years for...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-09-2017, 12:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 331
Posted By kmon
I like their crossbow scopes, no experience other...

I like their crossbow scopes, no experience other than that.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-08-2017, 01:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 732
Posted By kmon
What Stick1 and Cajun Blake have posted as well...

What Stick1 and Cajun Blake have posted as well as others is good information and combines can certainly improve accuracy. Best SD I have ever recorded was 3 with an ES of 7fps for a 20 shot string....
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-08-2017, 11:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,021
Posted By kmon
Which ever you shot best. As someone said...

Which ever you shot best. As someone said Antelope are not that hard to kill. Of those 3 either of the Bees are great as long as ou are comfortable with them.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-08-2017, 02:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 784
Posted By kmon
I don't think there is much if any advantage to...

I don't think there is much if any advantage to either material, if the blank quality is the same. more the workmanship and tools used to bore and rifle them along with cut the chamber has more to...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-08-2017, 12:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By kmon
With the custom action you will have generally a...

With the custom action you will have generally a smoother bolt cycle with less slop that is already blueprinted reducing gunsmithing cost. If i were building one mow it would have a Curtis or Borden...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-08-2017, 12:05 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,734
Posted By kmon
The 357 max is a cool round in the TC, had one...

The 357 max is a cool round in the TC, had one for a while but sold it. Still have a Ruger in the mad max
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-07-2017, 01:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,313
Posted By kmon
IMO there is a lot to like about the Curtis...

IMO there is a lot to like about the Curtis actions. The one I have handled made me want one. The 3 lug bolt is one of the things I like best about it.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-07-2017, 12:50 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,411
Posted By kmon
Have done the 500+ yard shots but still much...

Have done the 500+ yard shots but still much prefer to actually hunt and get as close as I can to the intended game. A lot of my rifle kills have been closer than some of my bow kills. Hunting is...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-07-2017, 11:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 154
Posted By kmon
If you poke around in those threads and others on...

If you poke around in those threads and others on that site you will find a good bit of information on subsonic loads for your Grendel
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-07-2017, 10:11 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,411
Posted By kmon
Simple answer is accurate enough you can keep all...

Simple answer is accurate enough you can keep all bullets in the vitals of the game you are after at the intended range. I have killed deer with old lever actions that would not do less than 4 inch...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-07-2017, 09:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 154
Posted By kmon
There are some out there, I haven't tried...

There are some out there, I haven't tried subsonic in the Grendel. The AR I have has a 24 inch barrel and more success is had cycling with mid length or short gas setups.

Here are a couple...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-07-2017, 09:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 817
Posted By kmon
If you are a Weatherby owner it sure pays to be a...

If you are a Weatherby owner it sure pays to be a reloader at the $ of the ammo. Benefit you get to taylor your ammo to your rifle.

At one time Weatherby guarantee of accuracy was 1 1/2 inch at...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-06-2017, 07:09 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,313
Posted By kmon
Which barrel and action would that be?

Which barrel and action would that be?
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-06-2017, 07:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 693
Posted By kmon
It has a recoil pad now, without it I would no...

It has a recoil pad now, without it I would no longer own the gun.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-06-2017, 06:58 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,734
Posted By kmon
Forgot a few, Not obsolete but not common 338...

Forgot a few,
Not obsolete but not common 338 Federal and 307 Winchester
have a revolver is 38 S&W which would be obsolete but still made in limited runs.

The 5mm Remington Magnum is a fun one...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-06-2017, 06:52 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,071
Posted By kmon
Marlin 1894 Trapper in 357Mag most of the time

Marlin 1894 Trapper in 357Mag most of the time
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-06-2017, 06:14 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,734
Posted By kmon
If 257 Roberts cases are a problem make some from...

If 257 Roberts cases are a problem make some from 6mm Remington or 7X57. Same case just different bullet diameter bullet
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-06-2017, 05:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,872
Posted By kmon
It was the only muzzy loader with instructions to...

It was the only muzzy loader with instructions to use smokeless powder. If someone used the wrong or too much powder could easily see that happening
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-06-2017, 04:22 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 2,402
Posted By kmon
Mossberg 30-30 Ben Pearson 45lb recurve with...

Mossberg 30-30
Ben Pearson 45lb recurve with wooden arrows tipped with bear broadheads from a hardware store.
Forum: Recipes 12-06-2017, 04:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 567
Posted By kmon
Everything for Sausage ...

Everything for Sausage

http://texastastes.com/index.htm

Casings they sell have been good.

Lots of options at that site for sausage mixes, for breakfast smoked I have used the Old...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-06-2017, 01:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By kmon
ASC mags as they are cheap and will let you load...

ASC mags as they are cheap and will let you load out to 2.29 inches COAL.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-06-2017, 01:28 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 19,247
Posted By kmon
I have killed a few deer with the 22 Hornet and...

I have killed a few deer with the 22 Hornet and though it can work, be very selective of the shots. The deer I have killed with it were all chest shots broadside or quartering away at ranges less...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-05-2017, 08:38 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,864
Posted By kmon
I have killed 5 elk, 4 in Montana and one on...

I have killed 5 elk, 4 in Montana and one on Texas, the Texas one was the best tasting of the 5, but it was killed pre rut in an alfalfa field.

The first bull I killed was in Montana post rut...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-05-2017, 07:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 592
Posted By kmon
. I have read that and never understood it. ...

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I have read that and never understood it. Those same rifles are chambered in the 30-06 and 270 Winchester which have higher pressure levels than the original 280 specifications were. Logic they...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-05-2017, 06:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 150
Posted By kmon
That twist will work fine for you

That twist will work fine for you
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-05-2017, 05:55 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,734
Posted By kmon
I gravitate to the unusual and sometimes old...

I gravitate to the unusual and sometimes old cartridges

6.5X54 MS
25-20
256 Win Mag
38-55
375 Win
350 Rem Mag
264 Win Mag
22 hornet
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-05-2017, 05:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 652
Posted By kmon
Know some guys on another forum that have one and...

Know some guys on another forum that have one and are happy with them. One of those is a guy that buys a lot of rifles, tries them out and keeps the ones he likes and sells the rest. So far he has...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-05-2017, 05:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,640
Posted By kmon
Sounds good and there are a lot of good smiths...

Sounds good and there are a lot of good smiths out there that can work with the 700 actions. That is part of the beauty of the 700, it is not complicated in any way and easy to work with. Just wish...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-05-2017, 05:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,640
Posted By kmon
I think your will be happy with the 264 Win Mag...

I think your will be happy with the 264 Win Mag and it is a good round. To get the most from it reloading is a good thing, or at least it is for me and my 264. Didn't see this earlier or would be...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-05-2017, 04:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 592
Posted By kmon
If I remember correctly the early 80s is the time...

If I remember correctly the early 80s is the time frame and post above could be correct for the short manufacture if the 7mm Express of 79-80 I was thinking 81-82 as a college roommate wanted one in...
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