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by 6pt-sika
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hmmmm again !
Replies: 6
Views: 110

Re: Hmmmm again !

I've been a fan of the 700 family of guns for decades, and the 40x is top of the lineup! I've never played with the .222 caliber, but have a close friend who has about a dozen different rifles in .222 and says it's the best .22 CF cartridge ever designed. Did you ask them the length of pull to dete...
by 6pt-sika
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hmmmm again !
Replies: 6
Views: 110

Re: Hmmmm again !

I’m curiouse to find out whether it has a factory trigger that’s been made into a target trigger or an after market or if the trigger needs an upgrade . But it just so happens I have a Timney sitting here that’s still brand new and can be adjusted down to about 6 ounces .
by 6pt-sika
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hmmmm again !
Replies: 6
Views: 110

Re: Hmmmm again !

Looks nice. Only thing I don't like well besides the marks in the wood is the recoil pad someone added . I'm hoping the pad was just added and no wood removed as the wood behind the monte carlo looks to be about the correct length . Incidently this gun is coming from a dealer your way , Fort Worth ...
by 6pt-sika
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Yessssss !!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 108

Yessssss !!!!!!!!!!!!

I had thought earlier that I wouldn't get to deer hunt at all after I brought my father home since dimincia is joining his parkinsons as I pretty much take care of him by myself and in this case it's pretty much an all time thing . When I was in the Philippines a month or two ago he stayed in an old...
by 6pt-sika
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hmmmm again !
Replies: 6
Views: 110

Hmmmm again !

I've been kinda looking for an older Remington 40X in 222 REM or possibly a Remington 700 BDL Varmint Special also in 222 REM . Happened to see one last weekend on Gunbroker and called the folks and struck up a deal . I called them Monday and paid with CC so hopefully it's on it's way ; FWIW this is...
by 6pt-sika
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trouble at the Range Overcome!
Replies: 9
Views: 210

Re: Trouble at the Range Overcome!

Since I keep my spotting scope tripod etc in the back seat of the truck “so far” I’ve not had that issue :roll:
by 6pt-sika
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heading back 3/23/20
Replies: 16
Views: 309

Re: Heading back 3/23/20

GunnyMack wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:36 pm
Maybe you can stop in for a visit with Pitchy?!
Coming thru Minneapolis on the way home but the layovers only 2 1/2 hours and I’ll have to deal with customs there .
by 6pt-sika
Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heading back 3/23/20
Replies: 16
Views: 309

Re: Heading back 3/23/20

I’ve not been in the Atlanta airport since 1988 and never Minneapolis.
by 6pt-sika
Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heading back 3/23/20
Replies: 16
Views: 309

Re: Heading back 3/23/20

GunnyMack wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:16 pm
Cool beans! You are racking up the frequent flyer miles now! Question is can ya use miles for buying Parkers? :D
I don’t think my miles accumulate quick enough I typically only go once a year although in 2018 it was twice . This will be my thirteenth trip starting in 2008 :wink:
by 6pt-sika
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heading back 3/23/20
Replies: 16
Views: 309

Re: Heading back 3/23/20

It’s done I’ve got tickets for over and back :wink:
by 6pt-sika
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heading back 3/23/20
Replies: 16
Views: 309

Re: Tentatively

Think the big ticket will be taken care of tomorrow . If the boss is able to come back with me I'll get her ticket later .
by 6pt-sika
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Editorial - Walmart Never Was a Gun Store
Replies: 20
Views: 582

Re: Editorial - Walmart Never Was a Gun Store

I bought some dove decoys from Walmart a few weeks ago . Actually I bought two in a store then a week later ordered four more from them thru the net . I understand the whole thing about don’t support those that don’t do what you prefer . I also understand in my present situation family wise my time ...
by 6pt-sika
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heading back 3/23/20
Replies: 16
Views: 309

Re: Tentatively

Rusty wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:50 pm
I hope it works out for you brother!
Thanks !
by 6pt-sika
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heading back 3/23/20
Replies: 16
Views: 309

Re: Tentatively

Hope you have a safe and enjoyable trip, and that the weather is nice. Thanks ! The idea is to get over there to see the assembly at our little mans last day of school for his Pre K ! In the PI they have assembly on the last day or two and award kids in each grade . A00949DA-FAEC-4C4F-9544-96F75B3F...
by 6pt-sika
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heading back 3/23/20
Replies: 16
Views: 309

Re: Tentatively

I wonder what it looks like now. Back then it was the largest U.S. Naval Support Base in the Pacific. The last time I was there was late June, 1974, 45 years ago. Hmmm, feel kind of old now. I went there and Clark because they “were” US bases . Had a friend that was in Subic in the early 80’s and m...
by 6pt-sika
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heading back 3/23/20
Replies: 16
Views: 309

Re: Tentatively

TraderVic wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:30 pm
Interesting. I was in and out of Subic Bay, Philippines quite a bit 72, 73, & 74, on Navy Destroyers.
I visited Subic last November for a day !
by 6pt-sika
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heading back 3/23/20
Replies: 16
Views: 309

Heading back 3/23/20

Tentatively it looks like I’ll be heading back to the Philippines March 23rd and returning April 22nd . And there’s a chance the boss may be coming to America when I return ! That’s up in the air but possible . It also looks like I’m gonna do Delta this trip . Dullus to Atlanta to Narita to Manila a...
by 6pt-sika
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Double Rifle
Replies: 19
Views: 412

Re: Double Rifle

and since we are just wishing......I saw [ in an auction catalog ] an exquisite little german drilling, double 410 over 22LR ! highly decorated etc. it belonged to the publisher Robert Peterson, and it brought under 15,000$ [ with the buyers premium] it was just a perfect rabbit gun. Back in the 80...
by 6pt-sika
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A relatively good day ! (SO FAR)
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: A relatively good day ! (SO FAR)

Second range trip with my 6mm-06 .
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by 6pt-sika
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Double Rifle
Replies: 19
Views: 412

Re: Double Rifle

So what's the problem.???? You work hard all year, life is short , you ain't getting any younger....and none of Your shootin pals will have one. just hit the "buy now " button. and when We see the range report the post will probably go on for a year............................ 8) 8) :lol: :lol: . U...
by 6pt-sika
Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Double Rifle
Replies: 19
Views: 412

Double Rifle

Saw a double rifle on Gunbroker today I’d really like to own . Not sure why it’s more of a novelty .https://www.gunbroker.com/item/817471699
by 6pt-sika
Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 338 Federal Suppressed
Replies: 11
Views: 309

Re: 338 Federal Suppressed

Well I just added a NIB Savage Hog Hunter in 338 Federal . This thing is factory threaded so it just might serve a purpose :wink:
by 6pt-sika
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A relatively good day ! (SO FAR)
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: A relatively good day ! (SO FAR)

Grizz wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:39 pm
that"s good shootin'
Hopefully it’ll improve a bit :wink: Think I shot it 35 times today sight in etc . But those were the first shots out of that barrel . If I can get a close to max load with the 115 VLD that goes under 4/10’s I’ll be satisfied .
by 6pt-sika
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A relatively good day ! (SO FAR)
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: A relatively good day ! (SO FAR)

Got a decent group with both bullets today !
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by 6pt-sika
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A relatively good day ! (SO FAR)
Replies: 4
Views: 203

A relatively good day ! (SO FAR)

Well the day started well I got stuff loaded up for my newly barreled 6mm-06 . Loaded three different charges with the Berger 105 VLD and three with the Berger 115 VLD . The gun was built specifically for the Berger 115 VLD and has a Hawk Hill stainless 1:7.5 barrel to stabilize the long skinny bull...
by 6pt-sika
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage Model 12 Long Range Precision
Replies: 23
Views: 250

Re: Savage Model 12 Long Range Precision

Why the 6.5 Creedmore ever came out with the .260 already there is beyond my imagination. Those two cartridges are the pick of the top shooters at our half scale silhouette matches out to 500 meters. Same thing at Ridgway, Pa. with the varmint bench rest out to 1000 yards with many favoring the .26...
by 6pt-sika
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage Model 12 Long Range Precision
Replies: 23
Views: 250

Re: Savage Model 12 Long Range Precision

6-pt, that's a big bruiser all right. I never got to enjoying a .300 Win Mag in a heavy Ruger precision rifle 20 years ago. Even with all the weight, it still took a lot of concentration -- at least from me -- to shoot it well. Dialing back to a .260 Remington was the better course. I have two frie...
by 6pt-sika
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage Model 12 Long Range Precision
Replies: 23
Views: 250

Re: Savage Model 12 Long Range Precision

6-pt, that's a big bruiser all right. I never got to enjoying a .300 Win Mag in a heavy Ruger precision rifle 20 years ago. Even with all the weight, it still took a lot of concentration -- at least from me -- to shoot it well. Dialing back to a .260 Remington was the better course. If you throw ou...
by 6pt-sika
Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage Model 12 Long Range Precision
Replies: 23
Views: 250

Re: Savage Model 12 Long Range Precision

6-Pt, as far as I know this new Ruger only comes in the two 6.5 calibers. https://www.gunsamerica.com/digest/rugers-newest-rifle-the-hawkeye-long-range-hunter-reviewed/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=20190903_HUNT365_13g&utm_campaign=/digest/rugers-newest-rifle-the-hawkeye-long-range-hunter-reviewed/ ...
by 6pt-sika
Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 338 Federal Suppressed
Replies: 11
Views: 309

Re: 338 Federal Suppressed

GunnyMack wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:00 pm
I see Midway is having a sale on thermal optics...
We’ve get dealer pricing with one of the thermal distributors . So I pretty much buy at cost same with suppressors .
by 6pt-sika
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dove opener !
Replies: 21
Views: 250

Re: Dove opener !

Between Monday and Tuesday I drank I think ten bottles of water while in the dove field and the wife gave me heck about potassium and sodium loss so I went to the grocery this morning and stocked up on Gatorade !
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by 6pt-sika
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dove opener !
Replies: 21
Views: 250

Re: Dove opener !

The new pair are the two tallest pair n the middle . Supposed to be a bit wind sensitive .
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by 6pt-sika
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dove opener !
Replies: 21
Views: 250

Re: Dove opener !

Just got back in the dove field a few minutes ago . I looked on the Wally World website to see if they had any Mojo Voodoo decoys at the store closet to me which they didn’t . But they did have this : https://www.walmart.com/ip/Wing-it-Dove-Decoy-With-22-Inch-Stake/126107359 So I drove the 17 miles ...
by 6pt-sika
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage Model 12 Long Range Precision
Replies: 23
Views: 250

Re: Savage Model 12 Long Range Precision

The Savages are kind of like AR's....utilitarian and very accurate; just not pretty. It’s almost like they have no clue how to finish off the back of the bolt . Along with a few other things some of my friends say I’m overly picky about . At the present I have a Model 11 (I think it is) LH in 260 f...
by 6pt-sika
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage Model 12 Long Range Precision
Replies: 23
Views: 250

Re: Savage Model 12 Long Range Precision

I see Ruger just came out with a long-range rifle, but light enough (7.2 pounds) to be a viable hunting rig. Your choice of 6.5 Creed or 6.5 PRC. My gunsmith buddy has one of the Rugers along those lines in 300 Win Mag if the darn thing wasn’t so cumbersome I’d give seriouse thought to one in 6.5 P...
by 6pt-sika
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dove opener !
Replies: 21
Views: 250

Re: Dove opener !

Ended with 6 and it took 18 shots also couldn’t find two and I knocked feathers out of two more that kept on sailing . Think I’ll give her a try again tomorrow with my 16 gauge 0 frame .
by 6pt-sika
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dove opener !
Replies: 21
Views: 250

Re: Dove opener !

Believe it or not I just shot a double with the 12 and then missed two shots . Typical I suppose !
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by 6pt-sika
Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dove opener !
Replies: 21
Views: 250

Re: Dove opener !

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by 6pt-sika
Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dove opener !
Replies: 21
Views: 250

Re: Dove opener !

Giving it another go today 9/3/19 in the same field I was in yesterday but moved slightly . Also brought a new to me Parker VHE 12 gauge on a #1 1/2 frame with factory 26” barrels choked in cylinder and IC as it left the factory . I’m using WIN 1 1/8 ounce #7 1/2 . I’ll add pics at the house for som...
by 6pt-sika
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dove opener !
Replies: 21
Views: 250

Re: Dove opener !

Killed the first three with three shots and ended up with 5 birds in 12 shots . Coulda been better but coulda been a lot worse . Loaded up ready to head back to the house .
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by 6pt-sika
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dove opener !
Replies: 21
Views: 250

Re: Dove opener !

Got the first double on dove I’ve had in many years . Got it with the 0 frame 16 shooting my #9 one ounce handloads that I use in my damascus 16 .
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by 6pt-sika
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage Model 12 Long Range Precision
Replies: 23
Views: 250

Re: Savage Model 12 Long Range Precision

FWiedner wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:53 pm
Is 100yds "long-range" in your neck of the woods?

:?:
Since most of the deer I’ve killed were in the woods 75 yards is about the Max I can get from most of my stands .
by 6pt-sika
Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage Model 12 Long Range Precision
Replies: 23
Views: 250

Re: Savage Model 12 Long Range Precision

Why the 6.5 Creedmore ever came out with the .260 already there is beyond my imagination. Those two cartridges are the pick of the top shooters at our half scale silhouette matches out to 500 meters. Same thing at Ridgway, Pa. with the varmint bench rest out to 1000 yards with many favoring the .26...
by 6pt-sika
Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage Model 12 Long Range Precision
Replies: 23
Views: 250

Re: Savage Model 12 Long Range Precision

289 yards is still a reasonable distance with a .308. 500 yards or more seems risky to me due to wind possibly moving the bullet and causing a wounded animal to run off. I am more impressed with ethical hunting than with someone injuring an animal at unreasonable distances. Since that was the longe...
by 6pt-sika
Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage Model 12 Long Range Precision
Replies: 23
Views: 250

Re: Savage Model 12 Long Range Precision

Once you settle in on what load you like, it looks as if it might be able to give some 1 ragged hole groups. I hope you have fun with it. This like several others were bought pretty much for the bench . I think I have something in the neighborhood of 10G’s of 6.5 bullets half are target half are hu...
by 6pt-sika
Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage Model 12 Long Range Precision
Replies: 23
Views: 250

Re: Savage Model 12 Long Range Precision

Looks like some good groups. What are you planning on hunting with it? Deer? More then likely paper . This one is rather heavy ! I killed a deer Tuesday evening with the Remington 700 5R on a damage control permit . FWIW I got one Friday night with my friends AR-10 308 suppressed with thermal imagi...
by 6pt-sika
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage Model 12 Long Range Precision
Replies: 23
Views: 250

Re: Savage Model 12 Long Range Precision

I have the factory benchrest version of the AccuTrigger set at about 12 ounces .
by 6pt-sika
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage Model 12 Long Range Precision
Replies: 23
Views: 250

Savage Model 12 Long Range Precision

I bought a used Savage Model 12 Long Range Precision in the 260 REM cartridge before I left for the Philippines but it didn’t arrive before I left . Got around to shooting it Saturday . I used loads I’d worked up for my Remington 700 5R which obviously is 260 as well . C282967E-EC1E-4F47-A096-A8D690...
by 6pt-sika
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Flashlights now versus 50 years ago.
Replies: 25
Views: 576

Re: Flashlights now versus 50 years ago.

Ever since Mag Lites hit the scene that’s pretty much all I’ve used . That has to be thirtyfive years atleast .
by 6pt-sika
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dove opener !
Replies: 21
Views: 250

Re: Dove opener !

Also scratched around the field and found about two dozen ears of corn left by the chopper and dropped them amongst my decoys .