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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Present for the Wife
« on: August 17, 2018, 12:25:21 PM »
Wow Petey. My sister in law quilts and I always marvel at how much skill it takes, and TIME. People ask how many hours does that take and the quilters reply in months, or more.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Present for the Wife
« on: August 16, 2018, 06:32:18 PM »
Beautiful quilt and many hours of hard work to make. You know how to make a marriage happy.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Burris MTAC 6.5-20x50?
« on: August 13, 2018, 06:02:48 PM »
Zonie, thanks for your reply.  I went into the Burris web site, and they have a "Forever Warranty" No repair or replacement charge, No warranty card needed, No receipt needed & No questions asked type of warranty.  Whether is true or not, I don't know. 

I do not need the scope, but for the price has me thinking a bit. First hand experience on warranty. It IS TRUE.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Well here it is
« on: August 09, 2018, 09:34:16 AM »
Just about all scopes become discontinued. I have several that are now discontinued. However they are still warranted and as long as the company honors the warranty I'm good. I have sent back A Leupold VX1 I bought in 1991 twice, a Burris Fullfield 1991, a Nikon Prostaff 2009. All repaired/replaced with no problem. So I wouldn't let a discontinued model from a reputable company stop me from buying it.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Jameson????
« on: August 05, 2018, 08:47:33 PM »
Thank you Adam.

I was too old by then, but my youngest brother had the Johnny 7 OMA, and the phaser gun. He was old enough to have had the 30-30 ricochet rifle circa 1966. I now have it as he passed a few years ago. The action quit working about 6 months ago. I can't find any you tubes for it.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Win M70 300Win
« on: August 01, 2018, 08:55:22 PM »
Great work and beautiful rig. Congratulations and hope it shoots as good as it looks.

+1 Zonie. It is fun to look at the old load manuals and see the changes. My dad started me reloading in 1964 and the oldest manual I still have is the Speer #7 dated 1966. The load data for the 7mm Rem Mag 160 gr. spitzer using 64 grains IMR4350 (max) gets 3102 FPS. The 7mm Wby with the same bullet using 65 grains IMR 4350 gets 3110 fps. The max load for the 7mm Wby. of IMR 4350 is 67 grains gets 3201 fps. I like the little history notes of that time period.

Some of us old folks remember when the 264 Win Mag came out. It wasn't long before it was deemed "A barrel burner". A few years later the 7mm Rem Mag came out. My guess is that Remington did not want a "barrel burner". The method widely used at that time for testing chamber pressure was CUP (copper units pressure) and had huge variations in pressure readings. The 243 Winchester has/had the same issues. May not have any bearing in the matter, but if you look at chamber pressures for the 6mm Creedmoor and the 243 Winchester you will find the 6mm Creedmoor to be significantly higher, and the 243 Winchester is usually loaded a few thousand PSI below its maximum in factory ammo. That is how the 6mm Creedmoor creates more velocity with less case capacity. The only 7mm magnum older than the 7mm Rem. is the 7mm Weatherby mag and Roy wasn't publishing pressure data, He was just building them strong enough to do the job. Powders available at that time may have something to do with it as well. But heck I'm just old and forgetful.

Don't think of it as wasting our time, but more of a chance for us to see what types of things can happen.

Bluing should only have been done on the outside of the barrel. If the person that did the job blued the inside they did a poor job. Any coating on the inside of a barrel can cause issues, copper fouling, moly fouling, carbon build up, so if they just dipped the whole barrel it could have caused some issues IMO.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: deer loads
« on: July 27, 2018, 02:00:04 PM »
i have about 300 165 grain sierras in the spizer bout tail.what do you think would be a good powder to try with them?i got the bullets for about 8 $ per hundred, I have had my best loads with the 165 grain bullets with IMR4831 at about 3100 FPS by what the book says.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Winchester M70 Parts
« on: July 26, 2018, 05:37:14 PM »
Does this come any closer to what you are looking for? Those things are scarce!!  http://pacifictoolandgauge.com/519-winchester-bottom-metal

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Winchester M70 Parts
« on: July 25, 2018, 05:43:19 PM »

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