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Gunsmithing / Hack & chop job
January 21, 2022, 03:19:39 PM
Setting out in my building this morning looking around trying to decide what i wanted to do and there leaned up by the door is my browning abolt 3 in 6.5 creedmoor.. been leaning there for a good while.. the gun hasnt shot well for a good while.. a few months ago i tinkered around with it cleaning some of the carbon and crap out of it and it shot a little better but not good by no means.. moa at best.. im needing a beat around gun i can keep in the mini but this one is to long to wield inside the mini really.. so i decided to shorten the barrel.. my little 204 howa is 39 inches long over all and it works ok so i measure the abolt and its 43 inches long.. so i measure 5 inches from the muzzel end and mark it.. take the barreled action out of the stock and take it up town to the welding shop and use their band saw to cut the 5 inches off.. bring it home and clean the end up with a file and some emery cloth then take a coned stone in my dremel and run it in the bore and let it spin for a minute.. pull it off and it all looks good.. put some tetra bluing on it and looked good.. but it back in the stock and tightened it down..

Then soaked the bore with kroil for about 30 minutes and took a 6.5 caliber bronze brush and loaded it down with jb bore paste and went to town on the bore.. scrubbed it till their was nothing but bare metal in the bore.. thought heck i cant hurt it.. put the scope back on it and went to shooting it.. took 8 shots for it to settle dow but after that i shot a couple 3 shot groups that was right at a half inch..  ;D took a couple more shots to zero the scope good and then for the real test.. would it fit in my make shift gun holder in the mini and it did.. woo hoo.. i call it a success..
General Discussion / Teslong rigid bore scope
January 05, 2022, 12:07:16 PM
I've had a teslong bore scope for awhile now.. one of the early ones with a flexible cable  that goes in the bore and hooks to a lap top.. works fine but my old lap top i keep out in my building isnt very good.. takes awhile to come on and get to where you can use it.. so a few days ago i was looking at what teslong has to offer now.. and seen they have them with rigid rods that go in the bore and also have their own monitor.. so i ordered one with a 26 inch rigid rod.. it came today.. got it unpacked and hooked up after reading the directions and i must say im impressed at the quality of the picture on the monitor.. looked my new 6.5x284 barrel over good.. pictures crisp and clear.. very nice.. alot easier set up than my old one.. glad i purchased it..
Reloading / Primer pocket uniformity?
January 02, 2022, 01:50:02 AM
My first question is do you uniform primer pockets ?

I been watching alot of videos on this subject.. some say its a must and some say not so much.. what are you guys finding on this matter?

My next question is about primer seating depth.. how critical is it?  If one primer is .005 below flush will it shoot differently than one seated .008 below flush.. some say it will.. some say not so much..

I know to really answer these questions is to try it for myself.. and i will. But i would appreciate you guy's thoughts on the matter.. thanks..
Bolt Action Rifles / My 6.5x284
December 29, 2021, 05:57:46 AM
I got that steel match coming up in march and im going to shoot this gun in it this year.. knowing it has around 1150 rounds down the barrel i went ahead and ordered a new shilen select match barrel for it a couple days ago.. suppose to be here monday..

I wanted to shoot it a little today.. a while back i gave it my bare metal cleaning regimen and had shot about a 100 rounds or so down it since.. so before i shot it this morning I cleaned it with bore tech eliminator and got a little carbon and some copper out of it.. then wraped a patch around a bronze brush and put some jb bore paste on it and worked the throat first few inches with a few strokes then a hand full of passes down the entire barrel.. kinda suprised to get very little carbon at all out of it.. cleaned the bore out with patches and set up at the 100 yard line.. first pick is my first 5 shots. With the one to the right being my first cold bore shot.. the other 4 are in that hole..
Then moved to the 300 yard line.. shot 2 shots on a plate for sighters then the next 5 on paper..

Conclusion.. i may lean that new pipe up in the corner for the time being.. ????
General Discussion / Merry Christmas
December 24, 2021, 10:42:13 AM
Continue this if you like..

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house. The rifles were all cleaned and put to bed.
the range was quiet as a mouse..

Merry Christmas to all..
Reloading / Interesting video !!
December 18, 2021, 12:09:39 PM
Interesting video i thought if you have a few minutes to spare to watch it..

General Discussion / Cant believe i just done that..
December 13, 2021, 08:47:53 AM
Nice afternoon out here today.. thought i would shoot my dasher a little.. got it out of the safe and set it in my tipton gun vise.. half ass i should add.. meaning it wasnt setting in there like it should have been.. setting on the folded bipod on one end and the pistol grip on the other end.. its only going to be there long enough for me to grab a box of rounds for it.. i turn to get the box of rounds and no sooner than i did my rifle hits the floor..  :o dang it.. pick it up and set it back in the vice like i should have to begine with.. started looking it over and it must of landed right on the top turret knob.. its all bent over to one side.. grrrr  all my fault.. letting a 20# gun fall 3 feet.. its a wonder it didnt break the turret off.. called vortex and told them exactly what i had done.. he said no big deal.. he would send me a shipping lable and soon as they recieved it they would fix it free of charge and get it back to me.. one reason im a fan of vortex.. cant believe i did that.. so much for shooting the dasher today..
General Discussion / Storms
December 11, 2021, 02:29:10 AM
Last night we had some powerful storms move through the area.. the worst of them stayed just south of me about 50 miles.. multiple tornadoes on the ground down in kentucky.. with several fatalities it sounds like.. the front that caused these storms has moved through now but still carrying 40 to 50 mph winds behind it here at home.. hit 70 degrees last night and will be in the 20's by this afternoon.. will be thinking of the folks to the south of me. Terrible gift from mother nature right here before Christmas..

Hope all our southern members are safe and sound..
AR Variants / Aero precision m5e1
November 14, 2021, 02:42:50 AM
Im thinking about getting one of these chambered in 6.5 creedmoor.. 22" pipe..
Is there any concerns i should have about fit and finish or accuracy. Feeding issues..of a m5e1. Looking at getting a complete upper and lower from aero precision . All the reviews ive seen have been positive.. any input is welcomed..
Hunting / Opening day
November 13, 2021, 03:12:56 AM
Opening day of gun season here in indiana this morning.. i hope everyone has good luck and stays safe.. a few short years ago it was a big deal for me and my boy.. we hunted alot in bow season and if we hadnt had any luck we were well prepared for opening morning of gun season.. and we both usually filled are tags.. up bright and early and in our stands at least a hour before daylight broke.. was great for me to teach my boy how to hunt .. how to be patient and alert.. we actually killed more deer in bow season than we did in gun season.. we put meat in the freezer with our bows and when the guns came out we were mainly after wall hangers.. it was alot of fun and something i enjoyed very much with him.. then he grew up.. lol.. ventured off on his own hunts.. and that was good as well.. i would hunt by myself.. and still loved the hunt.. then a couple years ago i missed the buck of a lifetime for our area..  i just knew i had killed a monster when i pulled the trigger and heard that unmistakable sound of thwack.. but no deer.. no blood.. no hair.. no nothing.. a chip shot at about a 150 yards.. and somehow i missed.. that did something to me.. that was the last time i went deer hunting.. i lost the desire to chase the elusive white tail.. i never went hunting at all last year and this morning i was up well before daylight.. but no desire to go to the woods.. not sure why that is to be honest.. maybe that will change in the future and maybe it wont.. i dont know..
Bolt Action Rifles / Showing the 284 some love..
September 21, 2021, 12:27:04 PM
Shot my straight 284 some this evening.. hadn't shot it in several months.. mainly to save on components for it.. but today i got a 500 count box of the 184 f open hybrids inbound for it.. so decided to shoot it a few times.. i built this gun and developed the load for it in one weekend.. lol.. dont think i have changed the load at all.. still shooting pretty good.. my 250 yard group has a little horizontal stringing to it.. not sure if that was me or the load or the 7 or 8 mph wind we have this evening.. will shoot it a few more times before i change the load any.. the 5 shot 100 yard group looks good..
Gunsmithing / Savage bolts
September 16, 2021, 06:33:20 AM
With not being able to do a whole lot yet i thought i would tinker around with the bolt in my prc.. its not bad by any stretch but like most savages its not buttery smooth either.. so i pull the bolt and strip it down and start looking everything over in it that moves.. first thing i noticed was the rear baffle.. on the inside of it where it slides over the body and down on the bottom where the hole meets the bottom of the baffle it comes to a point on each side.. got to feeling around on these points and their rough.. so i took a stone and rubed around on them and then took a polishing felt on a dremel and polished them.. next was the cocking ramp.. i polished it as well with the felt.. then i noticed the cocking sleve on the firing pin was gritty feeling so cleaned it and took the felt and polished the sleve inside and out. Same with where it slides over the firing pin.. polished that a little also.. then with a drop of lucas gun oil on the sleve and inside the baffle  i put it all back together.. could feel  a very noticeable difference when lifting the bolt in the gun. So much so i did 3 other bolts .. still got a few more to do but thought i would share what i did.. definitely an improvement..
Bolt Action Rifles / Disappointed in the 6.5 prc
September 05, 2021, 07:51:28 AM
Well it appears i have toasted another 6.5 prc barrel in around 600 roundsā˜¹.  This one i didn't push very hard.. low 2900's its down in the low 2800's now with poor accuracy.. im in the process of stripping the barrel back to bare metal but got a feeling its not going to help this one.. but worth the effort to see.. i have a new one to screw on it that shilen sent me to replace the first one i toasted.. one thing i wont do with this new barrel is use rl26 in it.. thinking its a barrel killer in the prc.. i will work up a load with rl 23 in the new pipe if i have to screw it on.. once its done im getting out of the prc business.. lol.. i dont mind barrel burners but 600 rounds is a little extreme in my book.. for a hunting rig that gets shot a few times a year it would be a killing machine.. but for target work I'll pass.. just my opinion and experience with the touted 6.5prc..
Reloading / How old you reckon these are?
August 31, 2021, 09:59:32 AM
Well im down to 700 br4's .. how old you reckon these are and do you think they will go bang !!. Sure hope so.. kinda funny now days they come in a flat 3 times as big as they use to..
General Discussion / I'll be damn!!!
August 29, 2021, 06:57:40 AM
Probably shot the best 3 shot group i ever shot this morning.. the rifle is a savage stealth evolution with a shilen select match 26 inch barrel that has over a 1000 rounds down it.. got real aggressive with cleaning it with jb bore paste awhile back to get the bore back to bare metal.. and its shot as well after that as it ever did and its always impressed me.. been shooting berger 105 hybrids in it for most of its life and have a couple hundred loaded for it but thats all i had.. my friend ranger188 turned me on to about 50 a few days ago. They measured out the same as my others so its a plug in and play deal.. so i loaded 20 of them this morning and took them out and shot them.. my barrel was clean per a normal cleaning and the first five didnt shoot that well at a hundred but not bad eithe.. i then shot some 3 shot groups at a hundred yards.. my first group was under half inch. My second was all touching. And this pic is of my 3rd 3 shot group at a hundred yards.. maybe the best 3 i ever laid in there.. i then shot 3 at 250 yards.. looking through the scope it looks like their stacked on top of each other on a 2 inch plate.. havnt went back there to look yet.. pretty pleased with how the 6mm creedmoor is shooting..  :D
General Discussion / Affects of a muzzle brake
August 22, 2021, 06:40:05 AM
I got my savage target action criterion barreled orxy chassied 6.5 creedmoor out this morning.. my first 5 shot group including the cold bore shot all made a nice ragged hole.. (1st pic) my next 5 shot group had the first 4 in a tighter ragged hole but the fifth one went about 3/4 inch high.. what the heck. Didnt think i pulled it but may have. So i sent another one at the group. Again high.. (2nd pic) so i start another group and its high and horrible.. (3rd pic) 4th group just as bad.. (4th pic).at this point im scratching my head thinking maybe it needs cleaned.. so i get up and start to grab the gun and notice my jet blast brake is turned a 1/4 of a turn.. (5th pic) thinking that cant be good.. so i take it to my building and get my brake back where it belongs and tighten back up.. go back out and shoot a couple more groups.. shes back to shooting where it should be.. more groups in the pics after fixing the brake and a 4 shot group at 250 yards on a 2 inch plate.. the other groups are at a 100 yards
Bolt Action Rifles / Resurrecting the dead
August 21, 2021, 06:10:40 AM
Bringing one back from the dead.. the stick in question a browning abolt 3 6.5 creedmoor.. had this gun for several years now and pretty much gave up on it a couple years ago.. thinking the barrel was toast on it.. went from half minute gun with hand loads to a two minute gun.. tinkered around with it this spring a little trying to get it to shoot again without much luck so its set in the corner since.. being kinda bored with my other guns.. their shooting pretty well. Being bored is usually pretty dangerous for me as as it normally ends with me bulding a new stick.. lol.. but this morning I see the browning laying against the wall in the corner.. give it one more chance im thinking.. so i put it in the gun vice and pull the bolt.. soak the bore with kroil for awhile and go to town on it aggressively with a bronze brush and jb bore paste.. the black crud started coming out.. kept after it for awhile.. well till the black crap stoped coming out.. didnt even look in it with the bore scope. (Afraid too) lol. Anyway cleaned the bore all out and dried the chamber up.. and took some 120 amaxes and 143 eldx rounds to the bench and went to shooting it.. well the old rifle is shooting ok again.. 3/4 inch group at a 100 with the 143 eldx.. and easily hitting a 4 inch plate at 250.. good enough for what im wanting to do with the gun which is throw it in my mini truck to have something with a little more horsepower than a 22lr.. might see something out cruising back roads that needs killin.. ????
Bolt Action Rifles / Playing with my 6.5x284
August 15, 2021, 09:13:07 AM
Been shooting that dasher for the last few weeks and getting low on 6mm components i decided to shoot my 6.5x284 some today.. this rifle has shot well since i built it.. today was no exception.. didnt really shoot much for groups but rather just having fun shooting at steel plates at 250 yards.. was shooting a 2 inch plate with ease then shot a gopher plate in the head a few times.. its about a inch and a half target.. then i had a chain hanging there that had a nut welded on the bottom link which i shot off there the other day with my dasher.. what was left was the weld in the bottom of the link.. about a 3/4 inch target. I sent one at it and it ripped the chain off the hook it was hanging on.. i went down there and finally found the chain and had blew the weld out of the link.. lol this rifle has over a 1000 rounds down it and still hammering everything i point it at.. ????
General Discussion / Got me a new rig..
July 17, 2021, 09:23:30 AM
Got me a new hunting rig.. been wanting a side by side or something like that  and came across this from a buddy of mine.. a deal i couldnt pass up.. got a few little things to fix up on it but its pretty cool.. ????
General Discussion / Did you shoot today?
July 02, 2021, 03:51:51 PM
If so what did you shoot today?

Seen this on another forum.. thought i would start one here.. post what you shot today if you did any shooting.. and post any day you shoot if you want.. pic's are nice but not necessary..

For me i shot my savage stealth evolution today.. sent about 35 rounds down range at a 100 and 250 yards.. cant see my 300 or 430 yard targets do to the corn getting too tall.. the guns off tune just a little do to the aggressive cleaning i gave it here awhile back.. i think i need to go back to my original load.. will find out tomorrow as i loaded 10 rounds for it this evening..