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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) Yesterday, 07:54 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By kmon
It works in some very well, where you use H4350...

It works in some very well, where you use H4350 like said above it can be great. I have not tested it for temp stability but some say it is better than the other ball powders but not as temp stable...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 07-18-2021, 09:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By kmon
It will work ok if you do what you said and...

It will work ok if you do what you said and figure out what the drop is between your linds with what you have the top one set at like 20 yars and you will be about an inch high at 10 depending on...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-18-2021, 09:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 696
Posted By kmon
I had a Leupold rep trying to sell me a nice...

I had a Leupold rep trying to sell me a nice scope he had in the store for a demo. I told him the optics were nice but he could not pay me to take that Piece of Junk or anything like that. Told him...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-18-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 847
Posted By kmon
Your smith hopefully knows what he is talking...

Your smith hopefully knows what he is talking about, listen to him. If a chamber is near the min specifications it will reach pressure with less powder than one at max chamber specifications. Had...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-15-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 805
Posted By kmon
Ran about 50 rounds through a Hellcat last week...

Ran about 50 rounds through a Hellcat last week and that has me thinking about getting one. Pretty nice pistol
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-15-2021, 05:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 887
Posted By kmon
Agree and for deer and hogs you do not need that...

Agree and for deer and hogs you do not need that much IMO. I have killed them just fine with 44 special loads but no shots were over 60 yards. Hard cast 240gr bullet with a large Meplat will do the...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-14-2021, 05:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 887
Posted By kmon
This year it will mostly be with 3 or 4 different...

This year it will mostly be with 3 or 4 different ones depending on locations hunted.

Will post pics later, all have been used for hunts in the past with good success on hogs and deer plus a few...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-02-2021, 06:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,408
Posted By kmon
The 2 I used when I had one have been mentioned...

The 2 I used when I had one have been mentioned 110 accubond and 100gr TTSX. Killed more stuff though with the 110 gr accubond including deer, hogs and elk.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-30-2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 791
Posted By kmon
For my longer range hunting barrel I got a 14...

For my longer range hunting barrel I got a 14 inch 7-30 Waters shooting 120gr Ballistic Tips it has accounted for deer from 20 yards to 220 yards. Combination works well.

Also have the rifle...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-30-2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 803
Posted By kmon
Sounds like your mind is made up, just buy the...

Sounds like your mind is made up, just buy the Cannelure tool.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-29-2021, 10:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 803
Posted By kmon
For semi autos in 5.56 and 6.5 Grendel I reduced...

For semi autos in 5.56 and 6.5 Grendel I reduced the size of the expander button so there is .004 inch less diameter than the bullet that will be inserted. With that I have not seen movement....
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-29-2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 791
Posted By kmon
Not cheap but EABCO is a good source for TC...

Not cheap but EABCO is a good source for TC Encore and Contender barrels.
https://www.eabco.net/Thompson-Center-Contender-G2-Rifle-Barrels--23-No-Sights_p_13436.html

I have ordered a few from...
Forum: Traditional 06-19-2021, 12:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 939
Posted By kmon
A fishing rod tube works to protect one nicely...

A fishing rod tube works to protect one nicely when hauling around foam in the ends and foam doughnuts around it. I have seen that used to travel with long bows by truck, car and plane.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-19-2021, 12:04 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,956
Posted By kmon
Prayers for the your Paw-in-law and the whole...

Prayers for the your Paw-in-law and the whole Family. Our Father in Heaven is in charge.

Agree with Briar MDD Anderson
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-11-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 452
Posted By kmon
Congrats on an eventful weekend, wish you could...

Congrats on an eventful weekend, wish you could have found the neck shot one.

Left back foot old injury is more likely for the right side rack abnormality than damaged in velvet. skeletal damage...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-21-2020, 03:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 473
Posted By kmon
Should be good. If you can pick your shot lungs...

Should be good. If you can pick your shot lungs or heart through the ribs will not waste much meat and kills critters dead. If you have to shoot a shoulder so be it, still a lot of meat on one.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-15-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 712
Posted By kmon
I have a couple of their 2x handgun scopes on a...

I have a couple of their 2x handgun scopes on a 357 Max and 44 mag, not great but on about 15 years the caps have not been removed and are still on target. Not saying they are that great but those...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-15-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,610
Posted By kmon
Great times and hunting with a good dog makes it...

Great times and hunting with a good dog makes it better. Good looking Brittnay, my boy is almost 12 years old and has slowed down a little and like me is getting some gray hair.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-11-2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,207
Posted By kmon
Congrats on a great bull. Got my West Texas free...

Congrats on a great bull. Got my West Texas free range bull in 2011.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-11-2020, 09:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,394
Posted By kmon
IMR4064, Varget, IMR4166 are all good powders for...

IMR4064, Varget, IMR4166 are all good powders for that weight bullet weight in the 308
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-11-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,772
Posted By kmon
Great old round, it has been around since 1892...

Great old round, it has been around since 1892 and has been hunted with all over the world. Ballistics wise think of it as an old 260 Remington or 6.5 Creedmoor. The 6.5X55 can do anything those...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-10-2020, 05:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,269
Posted By kmon
Agree and with a bullet that has a thin jacket. ...

Agree and with a bullet that has a thin jacket. I have pushed the 90gr Sierra match bullets to the point of vaporizing on the way to the target. I have had 4 bullets that I know for sure splash...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-23-2020, 10:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,025
Posted By kmon
I have used my TC Contender with 120gr Ballistic...

I have used my TC Contender with 120gr Ballistic Tips at 2450fps on hill country deer from 10 yards to 225 yards without a problem. Since 1992 that waters barrel has had a 2-6 bushnell trophy that a...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-08-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 992
Posted By kmon
I have followed Nosler recomendations for AI...

I have followed Nosler recomendations for AI cartridges and other wildcats and gotten good brass life. Nosler instructions for 280AI brass but instructions work for others


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-01-2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 688
Posted By kmon
Depends on what you call long range. I have a 16...

Depends on what you call long range. I have a 16 an a 22 inc Grendel and had a 24 inch. I know people that shoot their 12.5 inch barreled Grendels to 600 yards and 18 inch to 900 yards but that is...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-31-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,478
Posted By kmon
Yup and have bought guns because I had brass and...

Yup and have bought guns because I had brass and dies for calibers I did not have a gun for.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-21-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 498
Posted By kmon
I heard they are reworking the website and will...

I heard they are reworking the website and will be up soon, just not sure how soon.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-20-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 498
Posted By kmon
The drawn hunts can be good but fr sure checkout...

The drawn hunts can be good but fr sure checkout the TYHP hunts. I went and guided on one in 2012 and got back from that trip and signed up for their Huntmaster training, rewarding hunt for those...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-20-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,227
Posted By kmon
Agree, started reloading that bullet when it came...

Agree, started reloading that bullet when it came out and still use it in the 22-250. In the 22-243 that has the twist rate for it the 75gr Swift Sirrocco
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-15-2020, 11:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,167
Posted By kmon
I have Monopod, Bipod and Tripod trigger sticks...

I have Monopod, Bipod and Tripod trigger sticks and what I carry depends on the gun I am carrying and the hunting conditions. Usually the Bipod gets used.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-15-2020, 10:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 498
Posted By kmon
i would be looking in the H4350 or H4831 burn...

i would be looking in the H4350 or H4831 burn rate for the 225 or 250gr Accubond. Most of my data shows them with good velocity and they are good temp stable powders.

I think the H1000 and...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-15-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,288
Posted By kmon
Not a whole lot of difference in 270 and 30-06 in...

Not a whole lot of difference in 270 and 30-06 in the real world, if I were planning on a Moose or grizzly then the 30-06 would get the nod for the heavier bullets. Elk are tough critters but not...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-13-2020, 08:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,973
Posted By kmon
An outfitter friend in Montana sayd he would...

An outfitter friend in Montana sayd he would much rather have someone shot up with a 7-08, 308, 370 30-06 they can shoot well than a magnum they cannot. I hav e used 257 wBy, 6.5-284, 7STW, 300...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-13-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,206
Posted By kmon
Oh they heard the shot, they just thought it was...

Oh they heard the shot, they just thought it was a lot further away. I am the one more apt to take a nap while hunting

I love the 44 as well, have 5 of them, and you are correct any load will be...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-13-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,252
Posted By kmon
Wilson Combat is another good source, for a good...

Wilson Combat is another good source, for a good barrel.

I have a barrel from Brownells that was made shortly after SAAMI adoption several years ago I am about to replace it with a 16 inch...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-11-2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,206
Posted By kmon
As far as the 44 special in a rifle, I have...

As far as the 44 special in a rifle, I have killed a few deer with 44 spcl from a boltaction rifle when hunting short shot locations in Mississippi. It works and my brother in law and nephew that...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-11-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,136
Posted By kmon
Without the Tannerite the BMG makes enough of a...

Without the Tannerite the BMG makes enough of a bang to catch attention. I have used mine a few times to catch neighbors attention
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-29-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 373
Posted By kmon
A few on the 65Grendel forum have theirs already....

A few on the 65Grendel forum have theirs already. So far just very minor work getting them to function in their guns. Knew they ere working on prototypes of this and plans to off it for 223 in the...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-29-2020, 11:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 373
Posted By kmon
Howa mini bottom metal

For those that got a Howa Mini http://www.oregunsmithingllc.com/ is now producing BDL style bottom metal and mag for a weal point on those rifles. Initial reports are good.
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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-22-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By kmon
110gr accubond, 73gr H1000 with Federal 215...

110gr accubond, 73gr H1000 with Federal 215 primers shot very good from mine.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-22-2020, 09:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 733
Posted By kmon
One of the biggest problems with the 03 is ammo...

One of the biggest problems with the 03 is ammo for the 22auto round. I have not seen any ammo for one in 20 close to 30 years in person.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-15-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 894
Posted By kmon
I have both and do not really have a preference,...

I have both and do not really have a preference, Just as long as it is a crisp trigger set between 2 and 3 lbs that is consistent
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-30-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 617
Posted By kmon
Some of what I just read here is good some I do...

Some of what I just read here is good some I do not really agree with. I had one of the Sako Forester carbines in 22-250 for years and it was still faster than my 22 inch 223 that I had at the time,...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-17-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 746
Posted By kmon
I hve one of the 700 Classics in 350 Mag. Fun...

I hve one of the 700 Classics in 350 Mag. Fun gun and I have used it on critters from Coyote to Elk, works great on all of them. 225gr Nosler partition bullet started at 2700fps is deadly.
...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-16-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,242
Posted By kmon
Since the Grendel became a SAAMI standard, I have...

Since the Grendel became a SAAMI standard, I have seen quality of Hornady ammo for it be very good to bad. When I got my first Grendel Hornady was new to the game and the ammo shot very well. In my...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-31-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,061
Posted By kmon
Good thing about the little 57 cartridge is low...

Good thing about the little 57 cartridge is low recoil, it is 22 hornet ballistics from a handgun or PS-90. Fun little round that I have used on turkey and coyotes a few times.

Wish I would...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-30-2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 886
Posted By kmon
Winchester ballistic silver tip

Winchester ballistic silver tip
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-24-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,276
Posted By kmon
1 to 2 MOA or even a little more accuracy will...

1 to 2 MOA or even a little more accuracy will kill any deer inside 200 yards when shot in the boiler room. We are accustomed to MOA or better rifles and ammo these days but do not kill deer any...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-22-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,276
Posted By kmon
Scott at Live Oak Accuracy in Wylie can handle a...

Scott at Live Oak Accuracy in Wylie can handle a rebarrel for the #1
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-24-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,687
Posted By kmon
had a Weatherby Vanguard for a while that was...

had a Weatherby Vanguard for a while that was impressive for accuracy. Never bothered to reload for is as the Factory loads with the 100gr Barnes and 110gr accubonds were accurate enough out if it. ...
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