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Gunsmithing / Re: Hack & chop job
January 22, 2022, 10:40:21 AM
Prett handy.  Professional looking job.  Glad it shoots tight.
Hunting / Re: 2021 Texas Whitetail Buck & Boar
January 22, 2022, 10:36:43 AM
Awesome buck. Love that pic of the swine dragging like crappie on a stringer.
Reloading / 210M Primers
January 20, 2022, 09:44:56 AM
Undercurrent rumor that Simmons in Bastrop, LA had 210M primers. I called and asked for the limit. $13 a hundred card, 200 per customer limit.  Pffft.!  Really appreciate that they are spreading the wealth and giving everybody a shot.  But I am 2.5 hours away.  Toyota Tundra at 16 MPG on a high density, low temperature day.  Parked.  Economics ruled the day.  LOL.
Right on the money.  Just got through with a heated, verbal wrestling match with CitiBank about a Home Depot bill due 12 JAN that I received yesterday.  Paid in full, but I am a**sed up.  Told the young man from Citi if this F up by THEM put a ding on my credit, Home Depot card gone.  Blue/gray tones soothe the beasts. LOL
Got e-mail from TRACT.  They are going to release a Toric line of 30mm hunting scopes.  The 2.5-15x44, SFP, illuminated dot got my attention.  Taking preorders, ships May 2022.
Hunting / Re: LA Firearms Deer Season Ends Today
January 16, 2022, 07:07:50 AM
Thanks for your concern.  I am fine. Tell folks around here a head-on with a log truck on LA Hwy 123 will be my demise. Jesus loves me, this I know.  Kept me rolling during threatening times. And I am grateful.
Hunting / LA Firearms Deer Season Ends Today
January 16, 2022, 05:43:42 AM
This will be the musings/ramblings of a old man.  Please excuse any grammar, spelling or structure issues.  Random thoughts.

LA firearms season ends when the sun goes down.  A good thing.  Season waaaay too long.  Limits too liberal and enforcement of tagging. non-existent. Just have to deal with it.  The reason all you brothers in the midwest/west are the places we Southerners dream about is short seasons and limited buck tags.

On day four of a self-imposed quarantine.  My hunting/reloading/shooting friend Craig popped hot on Thursday.  We had spent the entire afternoon before reloading/shooting.  He has minor symptoms.  Triple vaxxed as am I.  I have no symptoms. Laying low.  Omicron is raging down here and I don't want to be accused of being a "Typhoid Mary."  :)   

Reflected on the 2021-2022 season.  Four whitetails, one feral hog and a 325 yard miss on a coyote that still haunts me.  All with the Alamo Precision 6.5 PRC, factory 143 ELD-X. 

Cold and cloudy here.  Not outside doing deep cleans but doing Rem-oil wipedowns.  Several old reliable's that did not get to eat.  Will remedy next season.  Number one up is the Joe Collier 6.5 CM he built for me in 2019.  Have only killed a feral hog with it.  Will be my long poke stick next year. 

The APR 6.5 PRC will get a break.  Will get "real" with 7-08 and 6.5 CM in LA and TN where the shot is not over 200.  The APR and old 700, 7mm Rem Mag held in strategic reserve in case I get the opportunity to go West.
Reloading / Re: Hat Tip To Berger
January 16, 2022, 03:34:08 AM
Nope.  Just looked it up.  X Bolt 6.5 PRC is 1:7.  We have not played with those sticks yet.  They both shoot 1/4" groups with factory ELD-X.  We have limited components so they two at the end of the line for reloading efforts.
Reloading / Re: Hat Tip To Berger
January 16, 2022, 03:23:41 AM
The initial run was shot out of a Tikka, 1:8.  Will tweak the loads for two X Bolts, a CA Mesa and my Alamo Precision.  Know the CA and APR are 1:8. Foggy on the X Bolts.  Will research.  they might be 7.5.
General Discussion / Re: Did you shoot today?
January 15, 2022, 09:58:37 AM
Most excellent!
Reloading / Hat Tip To Berger
January 14, 2022, 12:34:35 PM
Got our hands on some 156 EOLs.  Loading 6.5 PRC.  Sent e-mail to Berger.  Had the data within 8 hours.  Did some at min for H1000.
1/4" at 2660 MV.  Told my buds need to crank them up to 2800-2900 to ensure the Berger "bang-flop."  Side note: Ran the COAL out to 2.955 on the 140 Speer Gold Dots. SHAZAAM! Touching at 100. Reviews of this bullet very good.  I am impressed.  Holding some, but just ordered another 250 from MidSouth.  $19.89 box of 50. No limit.  Anxious to run this pill out of a Creedmoor.
Forum Blog / Re: It is time for a forum software update
January 13, 2022, 01:52:15 PM
Appreciate your efforts over the lifetime of the forum.  From a Neanderthal, Cro-Magnon hybrid, that is technology challenged, "Go 'head on."
Reloading / Re: Reloaded Some 6.5 PRC Today
January 13, 2022, 01:07:39 PM
My friend Jim cornered me at the local diner today.  He had rolled solo and tried to duplicate the 140 Speer
 Gold Dots we did yesterday. 1/4" out of his Tikka.  2.950 COAL. Said at that length they would not even seat.  The "Master" and I had called the COAL back/forth and recorded at least four times.  Told him the calipers or his tired old eyes had failed.  Can talk rough because we started first grade together.   ;D  He called tonight. Calipers the culprit. Told him I will bring my S's and M's if he promises to burn sage, and sleep with them under his pillow,   :))
Reloading / Re: Reloaded Some 6.5 PRC Today
January 13, 2022, 12:44:40 PM
Quote from: gman47564 on January 12, 2022, 03:20:54 PMI tried all 3 of them powders in my 2nd prc barrel.. if i remember right the 4831sc gave the best velocity and accuracy out of the 3.. but i went back to rl26.. had to see if i had got a bad barrel the first go around.. i didn't.. lol.. now on my 3rd barrel im using rl23.. its not blazing fast like the 26 was but the accuracy is there with the 153.5 bergers.. running it in the low 2900's. I haven't been shooting my prc alot here lately . Mainly due to my brass being on its last leg and hard to come by right now..

Just da'am Grant.  Missed the part where you went through #2 and transitioned to #3.  I need to pay closer attention.
Put a new Swaro Z3 on a Ruger 77 left hand 7-08 many years ago.  Was ready to wrap that stick around a tree or drive it as a tomato stake. Calmer heads prevailed.  Swaro made it good.  That combo one of one of my old-school kinda light, woods walking favorites.  Warm walnut soothes my soul.  :)