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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Is this stupid?
« on: June 18, 2018, 01:54:33 PM »
Hunt HARD with the Vanguard. If it falls, drops, or scope screws up, you have a twin for back up. OR the other way around. I can not tell you how many times the back up rifle has had to be used for 5 days out of a 7 day hunt. You will at least know what you have. My wife now NEEDS 2 of everything she has for the same reason. :) :)

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Reloading observation
« on: June 15, 2018, 08:22:18 AM »
I have been shooting centerfire since 1962 and reloading since 1964. I am by no means an expert in either. That being said I did not even shoot a 30-06 until 2016, my wife and I own a few 308 Winchesters. My wife kept asking why I did not get a 30-06 as it could do more than a 308. I agreed, but the 308 Win can be had in a lighter rifle, is just as good on deer, black bear, and feral hogs at the distance she limits herself to as a 30-06 and will do so with less recoil and better accuracy from the less recoil. Well in 2015 two of her uncles died and both were hunters and both had daughters only. Their son in laws did not shoot so they sold all the firearms and gave me the rifle reloading dies and log sheets. For my birthday in January 2016 she bought me a Ruger American with the copper stock. I worked up some loads keeping the velocity down to 308 levels and it works really well. My wife says that because of the slight weight increase it does not kick any harder than her 308 so she can now hunt with the same caliber as her uncles.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Reloading observation
« on: June 14, 2018, 09:08:03 PM »
The only problem I have with that comparison is the type of powder used, you may find the opposite is true if you used a different burning rate of powder!!!
You could be right.. I just have not been able to get any of my 308 Winchesters, even with maximum safe loads from a 24" barrel using the exact same projectile, to match what my 30-06 will do with the same length barrel using the maximum  safe load for the 30-06. The 308 Win will however be as accurate, if not more accurate with the loads it likes best, than the 30-06, but the conversation was about velocity using the same diameter and weight bullet.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Reloading observation
« on: June 14, 2018, 06:49:58 PM »
Load that same bullet in a 300 Wby mag!   ;D

     I just checked against the 300 Win. mag. It takes 54.3 grains of IMR 3031 to reach 2800 fps. with the same bullet. Looks to me like the .308 is the superior cartridge when it comes to powder charge. It takes less powder than both the 30.06 & 300 win mag to throw a 150 grain bullet 2800 fps. Interesting observations here.

Welcome to the world of reloading and ratios. Let me add something that makes my sister in law shake her head. If all you are trying to do is accomplish a particular velocity for the exact same projectile, caliber, weight, ballistic coefficient, then all you NEED is the one rifle. But as you get into it you will discover that by looking at ballistic charts and different bullets that a particular .308 bullet at 2800 FPS with a BC of 0.41 (Nosler 165 grain partition)would reach out just a little bit further and hit a little bit harder with a .308 bullet at 2800 FPS with a BC of 0.507 (Nosler 180 grain Accubond) the 308 Win. will be way past it's limit, but a 30-06 with the right powder can do it. That is when you will NEED a new rifle in the caliber that will do that. You can usually slow down the next caliber larger to the same velocity as the smaller one. It will cost a little more powder, sometimes a little more for brass, but you can not make the smaller (308 Win) safely reach the higher velocities of the larger (30-06 Rem). That is the true joy of reloading when you can make your own custom ammo work exactly as you want. It will sometimes try your patience, but with the help of forums like this one it is well worth the time and energy spent.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Good News
« on: June 13, 2018, 06:22:11 PM »
Great job. I am an insulin dependent type II diabetic caused by pancreatitis in 2010. Being able to reduce or eliminate insulin totally is more than difficult to accomplish. It takes doing the right things, for what seems forever, but the relief it brings is unmeasurable.  :)

Here is a link about  dams that are considered at risk, 2 of which are critical to national security. Those 2 are being kept secret, But they are 2 of the five listed in the report. I guess they never thought about anybody striking all five to make sure they get the right 2.  https://www.kqed.org/news/11674378/federal-report-cites-insider-security-risk-at-critical-western-dams 

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: 308 Norma Mag
« on: June 07, 2018, 09:04:05 PM »
My dad had one made on a Springfield action in the 1970's. Same as the 30-338 wildcat. Accurate but on the Sporterized Springfield has pretty harsh recoil. Somewhere between 300 WSM and 300 Win Mag. ballistically. We made cases from 338 Win Mag as Norma brass was hard to find. Pretty easy to load for.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Fibermark accuracy
« on: June 01, 2018, 06:58:42 AM »
If your not use to shooting a rifle with a brake the noise could be causing you to flinch also.
  +1. Happened to me until I put muffs over plugs.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Women and Money
« on: May 21, 2018, 08:46:59 PM »
WhenI got married my gun collection consisted of 1 25/06, 1 twelve gauge pump, 1 22 pistol, 1 357 magnum pistol. My hunting came to a stop for about 2 years. Her brother gave me a Remington Sportsman 12 gauge and mentioned that it came from her deceased grandfather. She showed great interest in that shotgun, so I bought some low recoil shells for it and she fell in love with it. Partly because it was easy on the shoulder, but mostly because she remembered her grandfather and father loved hunting pheasants and ducks. Money was still doled out for some hunting but not by what I thought was enough. I did some part time stuff to pay for most of my hunting needs, and I always made sure she got some for her "shopping" as well. When our son became old enough to start hunting the hunting fund became better and after he shot his first deer with the 1929 250/3000 Savage he inherited from her father that passed the year before she became really interested in guns and hunting. She got her hunting license 2 years later and now has about as many firearms as I do and her favorite is the camilla we just bought for her. A good marriage is a lifetime long so a few years of patience and promoting the health and financial benefits of hunting is worth it in the long run. We celebrated 34 years of marriage this month.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Idaho elk bow hunt.
« on: May 20, 2018, 11:10:53 AM »
Have you tried looking next to your Weatherby muzzleloader?  :) :)

I think a lot of us would like and buy something like that regardless of where we live or hunt. I know I would.

Made it to the range today. The shots off to the left were from sighting in by me. The shots marked 1,2 and 3,4,5 were my wife's. After the first 2 I adjusted scope for her. 3,4,5 was the end of the ammo we had with us and barrel was getting too warm. She had not shot since November 2015 and this was with the 140 grain Core-Lokt factory ammo. A little more range time and she is ready to go hunting.

Nice looking rig. Which Vortex is on there?
Diamondback 3-9x40 V-plex. Going to range tomorrow, will sight in 1.5 inches high at 100 yards, less or equal to 2" drop at 200 yards, depending on what velocity and bullet it likes. Will try to post pictures when done.

Thank you everyone. We too are hoping the Core Lokts. As you can see I have been around awhile as well. My dad always started with the Core Lokts and if they shot well he stopped looking. Midway every now and then used to have the Remington Core Lokt bullets in bulk for sale and he would stock upon them. There is no such thing as a bullet proof animal and he rated the bullet on par, or better, than most brands of reloading bullets that were available in the 60's and 70's. Haven't seen them for quite a while now though. As for the other bullets I am going to try, I've only had the 264 Win for a short time and have not had a chance to shoot anything but paper but really looking forward to using them this fall. I expect the Camilla to shoot just as good as all my Weatherby's. All of them shoot well under 1 inch, if I do my part. She has quite a firearm collection as well, and is really excited about this one. All of the others are either youth or compact models. none of them fit her as well as this one. It shoulders and comes to eye perfectly, so she is really looking forward to shooting/hunting with it. Weatherby did a great job with the Camilla.

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