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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-22-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 578
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) 02-22-2018, 12:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 396
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, 05:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 439
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, 11:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 283
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, 09:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 663
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, 06:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 528
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, 04:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 885
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, 09:45 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,953
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, 09:31 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,953
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, 05:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 622
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, 11:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 487
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, 10:06 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,712
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, 09:40 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,712
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, 09:22 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,712
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, 09:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 487
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, 05:18 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,712
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, 04:20 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,712
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, 03:43 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,712
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, 11:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,052
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) 12-14-2017, 12:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 968
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: 968
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: 2,513
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: 2,088
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: 2,088
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: 63
Views: 1,279
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: 368
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: 2,088
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: 2,088
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: 2,088
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: 964
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: 385
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: 36
Views: 1,205
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: 1,106
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: 814
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: 283
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: 1,832
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: 1,412
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: 1,500
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: 181
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: 1,500
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: 181
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: 899
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: 1,412
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: 751
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: 1,832
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: 2,177
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: 1,832
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: 1,934
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: 2,544
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: 14
Views: 1,283
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...
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