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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) Yesterday, 11:03 PM
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Posted By duckhunter175
On: G17 Gen 4 Off: G19 Gen 5, G42 or SW640pro ...

On: G17 Gen 4
Off: G19 Gen 5, G42 or SW640pro

Take it easy on the macho there stud. Your advice isn't gonna help anyone when the whole goal of your post is talking down and talking yourself and...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-27-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 6,168
Posted By duckhunter175
Remington 700s have two lengths, long and short....

Remington 700s have two lengths, long and short. You will need a Remington LONG action 700 with a magnum bolt face.

The only difference on the action itself with a 'normal' magnum and the 'ultra'...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-27-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,375
Posted By duckhunter175
new gunsmithing technique! All jokes aside--...

new gunsmithing technique!

All jokes aside-- are you gonna cut that #3 back to where you can thread 5/8x24 or run it with no brake or suppressor?
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-27-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 212
Posted By duckhunter175
Personally I'd recommend keeping it on your...

Personally I'd recommend keeping it on your person... or find a place where you can stow your EDC (in holster) within reach where it is secure should you be involved in a wreck. Probably wouldn't be...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-26-2020, 10:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,375
Posted By duckhunter175
Brass isn't cheap regardless these days- look at...

Brass isn't cheap regardless these days- look at what ADG or even Nosler gets for many popular cartridges. $2.00 and up...

$185/100 isn't unreasonable for what you are getting, especially if you...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-26-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 6,168
Posted By duckhunter175
There isn't a 25/06AI reamer for the 131-- at...

There isn't a 25/06AI reamer for the 131-- at least not offered through Blackjack- they only offer 6 cartridge choices-- 25◊47, 25 Creed, 25◊284, 257 WBY, 25 PRC, 25 SAUM. I know at least one guy...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-26-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 16,075
Posted By duckhunter175
The SHV won't hold a candle to the VX5/6HDs in...

The SHV won't hold a candle to the VX5/6HDs in terms of features or glass quality
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-26-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,375
Posted By duckhunter175
300 Sherman Short--- get that 215 Berger running...

300 Sherman Short--- get that 215 Berger running around 2900... outruns the WSM considerably.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-25-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 6,168
Posted By duckhunter175
Buzz- go see SC338s post on bolt face / action...

Buzz- go see SC338s post on bolt face / action length, its post #50.

You can fit anything with a .470 bolt face-- ie standard long action cartridges
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-24-2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,177
Posted By duckhunter175
I don't think anyone will argue that it does...

I don't think anyone will argue that it does something the 28N or big 7s aren't doing.

It simply fills a niche (big, fast, .277 caliber) that takes advantage of new, higher bc bullets becoming...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-24-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 519
Posted By duckhunter175
Can you specify what bits the FIS are missing?...

Can you specify what bits the FIS are missing? I'm taking a hard look at the kit right now.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-24-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,177
Posted By duckhunter175
All that being said... I have a 1-8 twist, HCA...

All that being said... I have a 1-8 twist, HCA Carbon Summit barrel waiting.... planned a 270wsm on a Tikka... might have to exercise some patience and see what happens now.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-24-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,177
Posted By duckhunter175
.277 bullet selection Berger 150 VLD ...

.277 bullet selection

Berger 150 VLD
Berger 170 EOL
Cutting Edge 150 (g1 .610!)
Hammer Hunter 156
Hammer Hunter 168
Hornady 145 ELDX
Nosler 165 ABLR
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-21-2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 16,075
Posted By duckhunter175
24 hours left!!!

24 hours left!!!
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-15-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,099
Posted By duckhunter175
Definitely interesting- I wasn't a fan of how...

Definitely interesting- I wasn't a fan of how they cut weight to create the LWH and it looks like they did the same thing on this rifle to lighten up the action. The LWH I felt was disappointingly...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-13-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 877
Posted By duckhunter175
As far as ammo choices I would bet there are as...

As far as ammo choices I would bet there are as many 6.5cm offerings as .308 on the shelves now at most box stores.

Can't go wrong with either for your purposes- just letting you know what worked...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-13-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 877
Posted By duckhunter175
The PSA Gen 3 platform is a solid choice and you...

The PSA Gen 3 platform is a solid choice and you can get some great deals on complete uppers and lowers.

I went with the 6.5cm, added a drop in CMC 2.5lb trigger that was also on sale. This rig is...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-10-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 365
Views: 16,075
Posted By duckhunter175
The faster twist .257 barrels will be ok with...

The faster twist .257 barrels will be ok with most of the bullet selects in the 110-120gr range such as the ELDX, Accubond, etc

I can PERSONALLY attest that my .257wby with a 1-7.5 (built by APR)...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-03-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,140
Posted By duckhunter175
With a custom from a shop like APR you will get...

With a custom from a shop like APR you will get every small detail built exactly how you want it. Stock, action, barrel, cartridge etc etc. So if you have any specifics or peculiar items you wonít...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-30-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By duckhunter175
I think it would look pretty BA with a...

I think it would look pretty BA with a contrasting cerakote-- maybe flute the bolt and have the bolt and barrel flutes done one color and all the remaining metal done another color??

Black bolt...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-30-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 464
Posted By duckhunter175
hoythunter28-- I would take a hard look at the...

hoythunter28-- I would take a hard look at the rifle, trigger, and BCG-- I've run several hundred rounds of Hornady ammo through bolt guns this year and another couple boxes through my AR-10 6.5cm...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-30-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By duckhunter175
Im gonna go out on a limb and say its a #3...

Im gonna go out on a limb and say its a #3 Bartlein, 1-10 twist, 26"
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-30-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,306
Posted By duckhunter175
Just to clarify- federal makes a wide range of LE...

Just to clarify- federal makes a wide range of LE ammo- both 62 AND 64 grain.

Here is the stuff I tested-...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-29-2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By duckhunter175
Man that is coming together nice!!!

Man that is coming together nice!!!
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-29-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,306
Posted By duckhunter175
Here is some data, do with it as you please! ...

Here is some data, do with it as you please!

Fired TODAY (12/29/19) from a 16" 1-7 twist, Noveske w/ 1-6x
Temp: 50F Wind: 8mph SW Humidity: 75% (no rain)

Winchester 50gr Ballistic Silvertip...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-29-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 930
Posted By duckhunter175
Never been a fan of running a dial to a specific...

Never been a fan of running a dial to a specific load. I'd strongly consider just sticking to the 1/4 moa dial and learning/verifying the drops for your load.

I do really like the Leupold CDS-ZL2...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-27-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 832
Posted By duckhunter175
I went with the SiCo Sparrow when they ran a...

I went with the SiCo Sparrow when they ran a pretty good special at RifleGear in Plano
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-25-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,866
Posted By duckhunter175
Those 7mm SA cartridges can get 140s to that...

Those 7mm SA cartridges can get 140s to that velocity in a 16Ē. Overbore- yes but it still matches or exceeds the Fury with common components. Thatís the point Iím making.

As for the 6.5PRC- go...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-23-2019, 10:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,866
Posted By duckhunter175
I'm tracking that--- and it isn't anything that...

I'm tracking that--- and it isn't anything that couldn't be achieved from a cartridge that already exists- like running up a 140gr in a short magnum 7mm like a WSM/SAUM/SS with the same or close to...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-23-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,866
Posted By duckhunter175
It's only doing 3000fps with a 140gr bullet--...

It's only doing 3000fps with a 140gr bullet-- which is basically a now light for caliber option for the .277

Seems like you would do better pushing that weight bullet from a shorty 6.5 SAUM or PRC...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-23-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,147
Posted By duckhunter175
x2 Hendricks and Monkey 47

x2

Hendricks and Monkey 47
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-21-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By duckhunter175
Blued or Stainless? Wood or synthetic? J-lock...

Blued or Stainless? Wood or synthetic? J-lock bolt or no?

Still seems fairly decent price with good glass
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-21-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,065
Posted By duckhunter175
go to gunbroker and search 'advanced' then check...

go to gunbroker and search 'advanced' then check completed listings.

There are two current listed 1006s at $633 and $800 right now up for bid.

The completed auctions range from around $800...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-21-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,922
Posted By duckhunter175
2019 has been a dang good year!!! 1 Cow Elk...

2019 has been a dang good year!!!

1 Cow Elk (CO muzzleloader)
1 Mule Deer buck (CO muzzleloader)
2 whitetail bucks (1 pistol, and then my personal best)
1 whitetail doe
1 Blackbuck
4 hogs
1...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-20-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 17,153
Posted By duckhunter175
I already voted and I still think #3 is the best...

I already voted and I still think #3 is the best thing going for looks, functionality and value.

That being said-- I handled the #1 mock up at the shop today.... really nice action and the...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-19-2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 866
Posted By duckhunter175
Just watched a video of a guy shooting some...

Just watched a video of a guy shooting some decent groups with that rifle and a Leupold scope-- The scope seemed to sit a little high (had to clear the hammer) but that could be remedied with a stock...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-19-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 866
Posted By duckhunter175
Lever gun or single shot? And what range for your...

Lever gun or single shot? And what range for your normal shots?

I think a red dot is a definite step up from irons but I'd also consider a LVPO or EER scout type scope to get the most bang for...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-18-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,664
Posted By duckhunter175
Doesn't get any better than that!!! Congrats to...

Doesn't get any better than that!!! Congrats to your wife and your family!
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-18-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,301
Posted By duckhunter175
Bunch of great looking deer- I bet those guys had...

Bunch of great looking deer- I bet those guys had a great time out there, thanks for offering that opportunity to vets!
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-18-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By duckhunter175
Not sure I've seen factory ammo 200+fps hotter...

Not sure I've seen factory ammo 200+fps hotter than the box. Is it a new barrel / long barrel / anything non-standard?

My guess is a chrono issue-- if you can get to a range with some distance...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-17-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 17,153
Posted By duckhunter175
PAY ATTENTION TO THE PREVIOUS THREAD--- your...

PAY ATTENTION TO THE PREVIOUS THREAD--- your questions were answered there and if you can read you would realize that you can't get #3 any old time.

You aren't going to find a McMillan 'McWoody'...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-17-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 17,153
Posted By duckhunter175
#3

#3
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-16-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 517
Posted By duckhunter175
Great shooting!

Great shooting!
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-14-2019, 01:01 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,504
Posted By duckhunter175
Does a south Texas stand gun get more classic...

Does a south Texas stand gun get more classic than a 7 STW? Just now with updated barrel twist-- launch those 162gr or 180gr ELDMs at Mach Freedom and call it good!

Close choice would be a...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-12-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 1,047
Views: 61,515
Posted By duckhunter175
trust or individual

trust or individual
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-11-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 664
Views: 31,510
Posted By duckhunter175
Hard to tally without assumption that "2 or 3"...

Hard to tally without assumption that "2 or 3" means preference to #2 then #3.

By my count first choices are nearly dead even for #2 and #3... with second choices showing a handful more towards 2...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-11-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 768
Posted By duckhunter175
Tikka-- Proof is making pre-fits and I think...

Tikka-- Proof is making pre-fits and I think others are following suit-- plus with stocks available from Manners, McM and AG it'll be hard to beat for the cost of those components!
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-11-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 664
Views: 31,510
Posted By duckhunter175
Jump on board-- figure out what can go from...

Jump on board-- figure out what can go from around the house/garage (kids, old cars, baseball cards, wife...)

No one ever regretted a custom rifle, especially at the prices APR brings to the table...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-11-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 745
Posted By duckhunter175
Rem 700 for sure! You will have every option made...

Rem 700 for sure! You will have every option made available to you with this footprint.

You can find bottom metal all over the place once you decide what you want (BDL, DBM, etc).
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-11-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 965
Posted By duckhunter175
The 110gr Accubond is the bread and butter for...

The 110gr Accubond is the bread and butter for the .257wby-- I would also consider stepping up to the 115gr VLD- they can still be found and running up at 3350fps and sub 1/2 moa at 300 yards is bad...
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