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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: 8mm experiences
« on: Yesterday at 03:33:04 PM »
I seem to recall that the 8mm Remington Magnum was one of Craig Boddington's favorite cartridges at the time.  It was given  a lot of press at the time that it came out.  All of the press was great, yet one does not see a lot of them around.  The ballistics were very impressive.  Boddington is also somewhat of a fan of the 8mm Mauser.  Even with the reduced downloaded rounds available commercially, it is still a good cartridge.  He thinks that when handloaded to modern pressures, that it is an exceptionally good cartridge.  I had a German "stalking rifle" in 8mm Mauser.  Maybe a four pound rifle with a very narrow buttstock.  With 196 surplus MG ammo, it would ring your bell when you shot it.  A lot of surplus 8mm Mausers were rechambered to 8mm-06, which I think would be a really nice all round caliber.  MM

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: ANNA Bill
« on: January 19, 2019, 09:31:16 PM »
Let us hope that Alexandria Osobimbo Cortez does not see this.  She WOULD THINK IT SHOULD BE DONE, and would be stupid enough to push it.  And I thought that our own Sh'Leekqua Jackson Lee or Georgia's Hank Johnson were the emptiest heads in D.C.  Hank Johnson was the Georgia Representative that thought that the island of Guam would "tip over" if we stationed too many troops there.  MM

"Gun Control Laws:  INCREASING crime since 1968."

I often injured firearms in my own safe, and that really would upset me, because I did not have anyone to fuss at but myself.  I finally would pick up those "gun socks" when I would see them on sale at Cabela's, Academy, Walmarcado, etc. and put every other gun in a sock if possible.  That would help some from the banging and denting of stocks and such.  And as always would happen, I would never ding up one of the old worn rifles.  It would always be one of the newer or nicer rifles that would get the big ding in the stock.  MM

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Husqvarna rifles
« on: January 14, 2019, 05:43:28 PM »
Stylish, simple, elegance.  Classics.  MM

Klink also said:  "Ho-o-o-o-o-o-o-gan."  What a GREAT show, and GREAT acting.  MM

When competing in NRA High-Power matches years ago, in the final 600 yard slow-fire stage, you would watch your wind/mirage/light conditions for the best shot.  You would have your cartridge resting on the follower, and not chamber it until you were ready to touch it off.  The theory was, that if you chambered it and waited for the best shot conditions, the cartridge would get hot, and you would lose powder burn rate/velocity consistency.  Some guys, if they chambered it, but did not squeeze off the shot within say ten seconds, they would pull the cartridge, and start over with a cool one.  At six hundred yards, you fight for every inch of accuracy.  MM

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Ballistic Superiority
« on: January 13, 2019, 07:26:09 PM »
They are each for a different shooting "game."  I do wish that Hornady would have put all of the effort in improving the performance of the .260 Remmy and the 6.5 Swede though, so I would not feel like I had to acquire yet ANOTHER rifle in the 6.5 caliber.  MM

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / A rather large "projectile"
« on: January 13, 2019, 07:16:29 PM »
I read a blurb late last night about a "Government project" using a tungsten "rod" about the size of a standard telephone pole, and dropped from a bomber from extremely high altitude.  I could not relocate the article.  I do not know when this was experimented with, but the theory was, that it would not need an explosive charge to cause incredible damage, and would be able to penetrate just about ANY concrete bunker.  They said that because of the density of the tungsten, the terminal velocity when dropped from extreme altitude would be over 500 MPH.  I would assume that it would have fins, and perhaps a crude way to steer it slightly with the fins.  I wonder what the Ballistic Coefficent and Sectional Density of a tungsten rod, the size of a telephone pole would be.  If they ever make a few of these for actual use, they should name this beast an "Elmer," in honor of Elmer Keith.  He liked big heavy slugs with a lot of sectional density.  The current group of hyper velocity depleted uranium rod, anti-tank rounds, should be called.... "Roy's."  MM

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Red Neck Ingenooity
« on: January 13, 2019, 06:42:20 PM »
I have heard of "motion sensors" for solar powered green lights near feeders for night hog hunting.  Also, one of my friends that is real high tech, has his game cameras hooked up to his phone.  He can check what all is feeding at any of his feeders, any time of day.  MM

Back in the late sixties/early seventies, I remember ads in the gun magazines, from some surplus parts place, for 98 Mauser ten round "magazines."  They called them, I think, "trench magazines," perhaps WWI vintage.  Being for a 98, they ought to fit quite a few Mauser based rifles.  Unfortunately, the supply dried up years ago, but I bet you might still see them at gun shows.  Someone probably may have one, and not know what it is.  MM

I am kind of a dinosaur when it comes to this sort of stuff, but one of my shooting buddy's, sent me this link for rebates on stuff.  He said that now that hunting season is winding down, some companies are offering rebates.  I do not know how to use this, but if it saves someone a few bucks, go for it.  MM

What Dubyam posted, is exactly what I have read over the years in numerous articles.  So many successful products over the years, have had a "signature" something or another, that makes them stand out slightly from the crowd.  Mr. Weatherby was certainly trying to make his creations "stand out" by their looks and their performance.  I just looked us "venturi effect," and the effect is primarily in regards to liquids; fluid dynamics, not gases.  With liquids, it decreases pressure but increases velocity, which makes no sense to me.  Suffice to say, I think that the double radius shoulders on Weatherby cartridges impart a unique classic style to them, like the curves on certain classic sports cars, and other curvy..... items.  Well, if you look at with a bit of imagination, the double radius does resemble the shoulders and neck of a sleek woman.  MM

There has always been a lot of "mystery" and "theory" about what the barrel length of a shotgun has to do with performance.  Should not a full choke 20" barrel pattern like a full choke 28" barrel.  Apparently not, because the shorter barrel will have a lower velocity.  But will the lower velocity make the shot pattern open up much more.  Some gun writers used to say, that the longer barrel lengths on field shotguns are preferred, for the improvement in "swing," and "pointing," that the further away the front bead is from your eye, the better you can "point" the shotgun.  Then again, some quail hunters like the shorter barrels, because they "point quicker."  Who knows.  I have seen the late Tom Knapp, shotgun master shoot doubles and triples with the shotgun UPSIDE DOWN.  Then I have heard of guys saying they got tighter patterns by "magnetizing" their steel shot loads.  At the "turkey shoots" around here, back in the day, they banned handloads; you had to use the loads provided, because some people were supposedly putting some kind of "sticky substance" mixed with the pellets, to make the patterns tighter.  Who knows.  MM

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Husqvarna rifles
« on: January 03, 2019, 12:31:12 AM »
Before the flood I had an almost complete Gun Digest collection except for three of the first five editions.  As one poster mentioned about the old Shooter's Bibles, the information in those old Digests was amazing.  Husqvarna was ONE of the builders of the famous Swedish Mausers, that are known for their build quality and accuracy.  Those were Model 94's and Model 96's.  Then they did build some Model 98's.  Their commercially available actions were extremely nice, on par with the FN Belgium commercial Mauser Actions.  I often saw them sporting blonde maple stocks.  Sears for a while used commercial FN Belgium actions to make there sporting bolt rifles.  I have two of them.  They had a solid side, without the thumb charging notch cutout.  They are premium.  I seem to remember that Sears had High Standard barrel these for them.  I do not know the supplier of the stocks.  These were sold under the Sears J.C. Higgins moniker. Also, I am thinking that for a short while Sears made some short action rifles using a SAKO action, that Sears had barreled by HIgh Standard, and sold.  These would have been probably in .222 Remington, the hot caliber back in that day and time.  I also had a "Colt" bolt rifle from this era, that was built on a SAKO action.  I thought it was nice, and certainly worth something to a collector.  I bought it to flip.  I put it on Texas Gun Trader, and within MINUTES had a guy willing to drive fifty miles to me, and he didn't offer me a cent less than what I was asking for it.  I had priced it fairly according to the current at the time Blue Book price.  The guys that bought these guns back in the late fifties and sixties are sadly passing on, and these rifles do turn up at estate sales.  MM

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