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We all have opinions and options.   I do think any training can help good or bad it's what you take away from it and put to use or not. Yes training classes or Academy's can be expensive,  are they worth  the money ?   That depends  on how good you are and what you expect to get out of the classes.  IMO two types of  training i.e. more real life military / law enforcement tactical  or  high end precision /speed shooting with no shoot targets.  I do think any legal , medical, driving training can be a help to be more rounded and have a better understanding of the big picture.  Does everyone need or should get this type of training ?  That's up to you.  One thing I would do is get opinions and references as per each type of training courses to see if it fit's your needs.    Tactical shooting and competition USPSA shooting matches are totally different ask anyone who has ever done or seen  a Dosier drill  even if they are high end USPSA shooters it's different,  use to be years ago some training schools shot simunitions  back at you.    Very experienced military personel,  Trained LE or Police units generally do well,  along with regular people that have taken special classes and are trained can do well also.  No doubt some of these  training facilities as good as it gets and others are top notch also.   I think people are either into it and go all out with practice or they don't, and that goes for LE, Military, or Civilians.   You can find a few USPSA pro's that hold classes and they are probably pretty good, but here again you really should train on tactical and precision as a whole.   There is so much training out there today ,  blades, long range rifle,  tactical rifle, shotguns, pistols, etc   Some of this training you can look up on you tube and set up a training regiment yourself and practice and that's not a bad thing, but it's also doesn't have any interaction with others way more experienced or different way of doing things  to learn from first hand.  Just my opinion. 

There is always more to the story,  there are guns out there pre 1968 made from major gun manufacturers that were not serialized usually less expensive guns.  We don't need anymore gun laws.    I do agree Parents should take more actions with their kids.  These days of Parents getting in trouble for corporal punishment on minors is a bunch of BS.   Schools use to swat mis behaving students I know I've got a few swats in my day and we turned out OK.  People need to start taking responsibilities,   fix the problem not the blame.   

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Rifles
« on: Yesterday at 08:52:16 PM »
There is crime everywhere,   everyone should be aware of their surroundings and have plans in the back of their noggin to deal with what might happen,   maybe better to back away from a situation  than stand and fight if possible.   If it isn't possible that's why they make guns.   Who's to say you can't conceal a rifle,  you see protective services on tv  :D  do it all the time might look out of place in warm climates ,but cold areas and heavy clothing you get the picture.  FN PS90 could be a good option 

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Calling coyotes
« on: Yesterday at 08:40:56 AM »
pretty good !    Some of my friends us the old Savage 24's   over / under  scoped  223 / 12 ga and other calibers   one barrel for longer ranges and the 12 ga when calling in heavy vegetation,  eliminates carrying 2 guns to your set-up.    Sometimes I'll use an AR other wise it's a bolt rifle in 243   I think the bullets carry better at the longer ranges.   

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Concealed carry article
« on: January 20, 2022, 10:57:48 PM »
Our guard dog is a female Catahoula she's a little over a year old and full of herself barks at everything,  very alert not a lot get's past her,  and did I say barks at everything it's annoying to say the least.  The good thing she lets everyone know there is something out there I don't think she would bite anyone more likely to bark and run away and bark some more.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Concealed carry article
« on: January 18, 2022, 09:03:08 PM »
I would be more interested what blade concealed weapons laws are from city to city and state to state.  Arizona is pretty redneck when it comes to if we want to carry or not,  open or concealed it's legal as long as you can legally own a firearm and 21 and older.   I think there are exceptions on non residents, but I could be wrong.   Years ago we would see some bikers carrying handguns mounted on their choppers handlebars, haven't seen that in years.  We do have a few locals who carry open and also with  large fixed blade knife,  we were actually talking about this the other day among friends and our thoughts are those are the people we would keep an eye on just because they might be legal to carry it doesn't mean they are normal if you know what I mean, plus if  bad guy/s are going to do bad things the first person they would take out is the ones with guns.    I don't care for it personally even though I do carry concealed and you would never know it by looking at  me, and that's the whole point,  why advertize.  There is one medical professional in town I've talked with mostly at gun shows he will be wandering around, anyway he carry's 3 concealed guns,  I think a knife and one German Sheperd on a choke chain with him all the time.  I'm sorry that's paranoid IMO.   If you are out hunting and someone sees a gun no big deal,  in town at the store you don't need to let people see you have a gun on you that's just asking for trouble.  I see it more than I would like.   As far as a blade goes you better know how to use it if someone grabs your gun and there are people out there I mean scarey in a good way Retired Navy Seal that use to  train with blades at one of the most regarded training academy's,  un assuming older guy  you wouldn't want to meet in a dark alley and try and rob him  and live to tell about it and he uses a blade.  I'm too frekin old, too out of shape , can't run,  to ornery,  to even think about using a blade as a weapon.   I actually do have knives and the one I actually carry is a credit card knife in my wallet in case I need to open something at the store or where ever.    I'm sorry you could carry 2 guns concealed and most people would never know it.  Every now and then I carry an ankle holster you can't see it,  you could carry a non printing small holster people would never see even if they knew what to look for.    The good thing about where I live is most everyone has a gun so if you are down at the local circle K at midnight and the place is getting robbed,  if there are people are in the parking lot I would bet someone has one.  or you may see a few easy rider rifle racks in their trucks  or antlers hanging out,   antler emblems on the windows or bumpers of their truck,  etc..  you can pretty much assume it might not be an easy target, and to make it plainer these are the guys that would be likely to jump in and help someone or a cop in need.

I agree with Dino & 257,    Might have to use a slightly larger expander button maybe an 8mm or close to,  and size in stages using motor mica or dry graphite lube or  Royal case & die sizing lube and there are other lubes , such as Redding Imperial sizing wax, and lube inside and out you will get the feel if you don't have enough lube on it.   

Where is Nosler ?   I haven't seen any Nosler Partition component bullets on the store shelves in over a year !   Hornady , Sierra,  Barnes and some others filter in small quanities,  but I haven't seen any  Partitions.   

Griz was that in an original stock ?   They made them in 300 & 375 H&H so it's a very doable chambering. 

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: 25-06 brass
« on: January 15, 2022, 07:19:24 PM »
We could find used 30-06 brass & new ammo  at our little swap  meet up until a month ago when it started getting cold and the vendors stopped going.  Guy's are correct you can  re-size  any of the 30-06 parent cases and their off spring as long as the length it somewhat similar  the closer to the 257 dia the easier to size.   I shoot 30-06 necked to 270 Win no problems just keep the brass separated and well marked as per correct caliber/cartridge.  If you can find the 25-06 brass that's the way to go shouldn't be that hard might take a little time  , gun shows, swap meets, on line.   call around to smaller gun shops.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Arizona quail
« on: January 15, 2022, 07:09:29 PM »
Mike hope you get well soon , maybe you can still make the hunt ?   

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Arizona quail
« on: January 14, 2022, 11:04:06 AM »
257,   that whole area should be decent (The Sky Islands)  look that up on the net Mtn peaks in South Eastern AZ and they go down into Mexico and New Mexico.  When we do go down south we like  Sonita Area, Canello hills west of Sierra Vista and all around that area Nogales, Arivaca,  Parker Lake, Huachuca,  Patagonia ,  whatever is open at the time.  You will probably see Mule Deer down lower,  Coues White Tail up higher on the Mtn sides,  look for water, and trick tanks , Bear, rattle snakes not so much right now,  Mtn Lions, maybe some Coati, Javelina, Goulds Turkey kind of like a big Marriams,  there are Jaguars that roam the Sky Islands,   Border Patrol and Illegals .  G&F has some wing boxes down in certain areas might look it up.  Mearns I think is one of the most  striking of the Quails and they hold tight until you almost step on them.  A close friend had his dog bitten by a rattle snake chasing birds, might be warm might be a little chilly you never know ,  One of the reasons I'm still contemplating getting  an over under 28 Ga.    Really pretty country

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: guns today
« on: January 14, 2022, 10:46:19 AM »
You can cast bullets, drop your own shotgun shot,  you can turn bullets on most  lathe's including little hobby lathes,  you can swage almost anything you want on Corbin dies including cup and core or copper mono solids, and other variations i.e. re-bated boat tails and much more.  Find some old swaging dies sets on E-bay and other sources.   You can make most caliber's brass from other existing brass including making belted mags.  All of this can be done if a person wants to take the time and learn.   If you are into muzzle loaders Caps can be made.  Surplus powders can be used if you know what you are doing.   Powder and primers for the most part are the more speciality components which are currently harder to find the right recipe for your rifle where as   pistol/handgun/ some shotgun powders aren't nearly so hard to come by including surplus,  and they don't use anywhere near the amount i.e.  charge weights so a little goes a long long way and don't need as much.  For most of us that re-load quite a bit or multiples of calibers I've been trying to consolidate powders  between different cartridges.  Take for instance powders that work well for quite a few cartridges it may not b the best for one cartridge vs the next cartridge but good enough. Powders I would not be without  Unique,  any one of the 4895's ,  H-1000 or IMR7828,  TAC,  H-110 or Win 296 or Blue Dot take your pick. Win -231 .  FFG ,  I can pretty much load anything from the tiny shells to the big Mags and be quite happy with the results.  Now you could throw in some other powders that work equally as well for whatever your applications happen to be,  this is not set in stone,  what works for you.   

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Deluxe Stock, part 3
« on: January 12, 2022, 08:28:16 AM »
Keep looking around eventually you will find one.   Be aware it may not fit perfectly so a little fitting may be in order. 

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Two-piece cases
« on: January 11, 2022, 06:12:50 PM »
I'm not sure what saami and the  ammo manufacturer is going to spec the cartridges out to ?  70,000 psi,   80,000 psi I've heard both somewhere.   By doing so I would imagine it all but guarantees only certain weapons will be chambered for the new rounds.  I don't thinks in so much a re-loading issue as a new product technology leaning towards the military.   They still just don't understand or maybe they do,  it's a band aid or lack of small arms weapons and projectile evolution.   I seen a rail gun handheld rifle the other day on you tube , now its a toy for the most part ,  but it's going to evolve and it was selective fire, full auto if you wanted with different power levels.  How cool would that be a few batteries ,  the rail system and some projectiles.   

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