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by 6pt-sika
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New pump/slide rifle in .458 Win Mag
Replies: 16
Views: 276

Re: New pump/slide rifle in .458 Win Mag

I made the mistake of resting the recoil pad against my thigh and shooting a 510 grain, ouch. My biggest problem was I couldn't find a front sight blade that was regulated for the 300 grain Hornady bullets. I ended up putting a scope on it but it was too heavy to carry deer hunting. FWIW , the 458 ...
by 6pt-sika
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New pump/slide rifle in .458 Win Mag
Replies: 16
Views: 276

Re: New pump/slide rifle in .458 Win Mag

35 years ago I had Ruger #1 in .458 and the recoil was pretty bad when you fired 500 grain bullets through it. I usually fired 300 grains and it was much more pleasant to shoot. You might not feel the recoil if you being attacked by a water buffalo but it would be hard to pump fast. I had a #1H in ...
by 6pt-sika
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New pump/slide rifle in .458 Win Mag
Replies: 16
Views: 276

Re: New pump/slide rifle in .458 Win Mag

It goes without saying that I like Krieghoff products a lot . However a pump in a HEAVY dangerous game gun , not sure I’d trust it . Maybe it’s the next great thing but if I were headed to the dark continent for buff buff or any of the other beasties that bite back I’d prefer a controlled feed bolt ...
by 6pt-sika
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Caring for "lightweight" 1911s
Replies: 19
Views: 346

Re: Caring for "lightweight" 1911s

I’ve got a Kimber Custom II I carry four days a week to the shop . I’ve also got a Kimber 6” in 10mm that I don’t really carry . But I wanna add one of the Kimber Custom Carry II 4” jobs with the alloy frame just haven’t found one cheap enough to fit my semi Jewish nature lols !
by 6pt-sika
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 357 magunum 3" barrel
Replies: 11
Views: 318

Re: 357 magunum 3" barrel

I’ve got a S&W 19-3 with a 4” that’s okay for carry . But I’m on the look out for a 19-3 or older 2 1/2” I dunno how much weight and inch and a half of barrel will reduce but I’d still like to have one . Incidentally I’d be okay with a 3” model 19 if they made one during the recessed cylinder pinned...
by 6pt-sika
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 7x57
Replies: 32
Views: 721

Re: 7x57

kaschi wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:56 pm
Yes, pretty sure it was Bell. Didn't he shoot a bunch of them with the 303 as well?
6.5x54 MS , but the most with the 7x57 .
by 6pt-sika
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 7x57
Replies: 32
Views: 721

Re: 7x57

Also shot up the last 15 rounds of PPU 6.5x54 MS 156 grain factory at dirt clods in the 100 yard berm today . And a Colt New Frontier Buntline 22LR did pretty well at 25 yards also . After that I went over to the skeet field and shot with some folks I know with a pair of guns I’d not shot skeet with...
by 6pt-sika
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 7x57
Replies: 32
Views: 721

Re: 7x57

Just got back from the range . Very promising results with the 7x57 and 8x56 MS . Only shot the 8x56 at 25 yards as it’s only got one rudimentary blade sight at the moment and this is the first time I’ve fired the gun other than once in the snail last week in the 14 or so years we’ve owned the gun ....
by 6pt-sika
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1917
Replies: 17
Views: 466

Re: 1917

RIA or Morphys had one of those German 13mm things for sale in auction in the last 3 or 4 years .
by 6pt-sika
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1917
Replies: 17
Views: 466

Re: 1917

Were the anti tank guns the ones with the muzzels split by the retreating Germans. In WWI the Jerrys had sone anti tank guns that were of Mauser design I believe and looked like a Mauser but were about 20-30 pounds in weight . Wooden stock bipod type deal I think they were like 13mm cartridge . DEF...
by 6pt-sika
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1917
Replies: 17
Views: 466

Re: 1917

Did you see any of those big German Anti Tank Guns ? They were Mauser but looked as if in steroids !
by 6pt-sika
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1917
Replies: 17
Views: 466

Re: 1917

I’ll wait until it’s on satellite or DVD . I’ve not been in the movie theater since Tintanic came out .
by 6pt-sika
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 7x57
Replies: 32
Views: 721

Re: 7x57

My first 7X57 was a tang-safety Ruger 77 circa late 1970s. I never could get it to shoot despite changing scopes and loads, and believe this was from the early "bad barrel" era before Ruger started making its own barrels. I later had a Ruger No. 1 in this caliber that just loved the Hornady 154-gra...
by 6pt-sika
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 7x57
Replies: 32
Views: 721

Re: 7x57

I have this Ruger in 7X57. It`s a sweetheart caliber. Low recoil, accurate and flat shooting. Mine shoots to the same POA with light or heavier bullets. https://i.postimg.cc/XYnf1csW-/Ruger-M-77-74-43028.jpg I “had” a 77 RSI tang safety rifle in 308 . I liked the gun itself well enough but that thi...
by 6pt-sika
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 7x57
Replies: 32
Views: 721

Re: 7x57

Put Leupold on little while ago put two shins front and back rings and scope rubs slightly . Tommorrow at the shop I’ll remedy that and load some Nosler and Hornady polymer tipped bullets for the 7x57 and 8x56 !
by 6pt-sika
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 7x57
Replies: 32
Views: 721

Re: 7x57

Tonight at home the old Redfield 4x will come off and be replaced by an older Leupold Vari XII 2-7 .

And Friday I'll cart the rifle back to the shop with me along with some Nosler 140 BT's and three or four powders .

Perhaps I can get to the range Saturday .
by 6pt-sika
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 7x57
Replies: 32
Views: 721

Re: 7x57

Okay in the next month I wanna get my 8x56 MS straight with a scope mounted as well as ammo loaded .

Then the ONLY other thing in the MS line I'd kinda like to have is another 6.5x54 MS but in a Model MC or MCA carbine and possibly a Steyr Zepheyr mannlicher stocked 22 8)
by 6pt-sika
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 7x57
Replies: 32
Views: 721

Re: 7x57

Just received the Mannlicher Schoenauer MCA 7x57 carbine . Got a few more stock bruises than I anticipated but still a deal for the price !
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by 6pt-sika
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mannlicher Schoenauer 1903 carbine
Replies: 49
Views: 880

Re: Mannlicher Schoenauer 1903 carbine

I’m leaving for the Philippines in a skoosh over two months . Hopefully in that time I can get the 8x56 MS and the 7x57 straightened out . And my upgraded AH Fox upgrade , just sent the stock and forend out to be repaired . My gunsmith buddy says he thinks he can tighten the action back up this week...
by 6pt-sika
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mannlicher Schoenauer 1903 carbine
Replies: 49
Views: 880

Re: Mannlicher Schoenauer 1903 carbine

Now I need to see about the front claw mount . Need to remove and see if I can find a G&H or Pachmayer side mount . Or possibly one of the Redfield style from the fellow in the Midwest .
by 6pt-sika
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mannlicher Schoenauer 1903 carbine
Replies: 49
Views: 880

Re: Mannlicher Schoenauer 1903 carbine

Had the 8x56 at the shop today along with fifty three new pieces of 8x57 and five new pieces of 06 . To make a long story short I trimmed one 8 x57 and one 06 to a few thousandths shorter than what it needed to be for the 8x56 then ran them both thru the sizing die . Couldn’t get either to chamber i...
by 6pt-sika
Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rebarreling a 94AE?
Replies: 8
Views: 332

Re: Rebarreling a 94AE?

Sell the WIN and buy a Marlin 375 problem solved and most likely more accurate .
by 6pt-sika
Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Last Morning !!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 259

Re: Last Morning !!!!!!!!!!!!

I also acquired an umbrella thingy that came with a used TreeLounge I bought off eBay . The thing works pretty well as long as there’s no blowing rain . But in a steady downpour it does get a little noisey from the drops hitting the fabric .
by 6pt-sika
Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Last Morning !!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 259

Re: Last Morning !!!!!!!!!!!!

My choice in guns had nothing to do with it , I’m still fighting a tenacious cold/sinus thing . If I didn’t have that I’d have been out . My normal insulated coat and insulated pants are supposedly water proof and they’ve weathered all day storms on the Eastern Shore of Maryland several times with m...
by 6pt-sika
Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Last Morning !!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 259

Re: Last Morning !!!!!!!!!!!!

It’s raining so I’ve written off the last day :roll:
by 6pt-sika
Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Last Morning !!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 259

Last Morning !!!!!!!!!!!!

Last morning of the Great Virginia Whitetail Wars in the AM ! Been carrying just a rifle for the last week or so . I think just in case I'll carry my little Mannlicher Schoenauer 6.5x54 MS and the circa 1954 Winchester Model 12 12 gauge 3" Heavy Duck chucked full of 00 Buck . One never knows when th...
by 6pt-sika
Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finally !
Replies: 71
Views: 2154

Re: Finally !

Brenneke 28 gauge slugs finally made their way to me !

Got ten boxes so I should have enough to last the rest of my life .
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by 6pt-sika
Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mannlicher Schoenauer 1903 carbine
Replies: 49
Views: 880

Re: Mannlicher Schoenauer 1903 carbine

Dave James wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:11 am
You mite try Griffin & Howe in New Jersey, they may have the mount
I've seen the G&H mounts on the MC and MCA models before but not on a 1903/1908 type but one never knows until they ask :wink:
by 6pt-sika
Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NEW Colt Python
Replies: 33
Views: 974

Re: NEW Colt Python

It's all about personal preference. I didn't like them back then and most likely won't now. To me the grip on a Colt is narrow and long. It just doesn't fit my hand the way a S&W does. I'm sure a lot of people will like them and I wish Colt good luck with them. Colts feel okay in my hands I just ne...
by 6pt-sika
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NEW Colt Python
Replies: 33
Views: 974

Re: NEW Colt Python

I hear what you’re saying, but some of us want a Python we can carry and shoot the heck out of and not feel like we’re messing up an original. This one looks like an original, it’s a genuine Colt, it IS a Python, and factory service is readily available. If it shoots like a 1st gen, what’s not to l...
by 6pt-sika
Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NEW Colt Python
Replies: 33
Views: 974

Re: NEW Colt Python

I don’t wanna be negative but I’m going to be ! I don’t want Colt “remakes” just like I don’t really want Jap Brownings or post 64 Winchester’s . Typically collectors don’t collect versions that aren’t the original version . And I collect/accumulate kinda the same reason I’ve never given in to buyin...
by 6pt-sika
Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hope My Wife Is Proud Of Me
Replies: 25
Views: 545

Re: Hope My Wife Is Proud Of Me

Well I have two that were purchased last year that haven’t arrived . So I suppose they don’t count for 2020 :wink: But there is one I’m kinda working on 8) My wife just kinda goes with the flow !
by 6pt-sika
Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mannlicher Schoenauer 1903 carbine
Replies: 49
Views: 880

Re: Mannlicher Schoenauer 1903 carbine

Brass showed up for the 6.5x54 MS today and I slugged the barrel on my 8x56 MS just to be on the safe side before calling CH-4D and yes I’ll be shooting .321” in the gun . And I ordered dies from CH-4D . Heck it only took 12-14 years to get to this point !!!!!
by 6pt-sika
Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 7x57
Replies: 32
Views: 721

Re: 7x57

Great buy, 6-pt. I have always had a soft spot for Mannlichers -- and for the old 7X57. About the only other cartridges you run across in an Mannlicher Schoenauer MC or MCA Carbine are the 6mm , 257 Roberts and 358 WIN with a few being chambered in 6.5x54 MS I’d like to find an MC or MCA Carbine in...
by 6pt-sika
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 7x57
Replies: 32
Views: 721

Re: 7x57

I've got something similar, mine however is a Mexican Mauser, 22" Douglas and if I remember I stocked it with Bastone walnut. Sadly I haven't spent much time on load development since I can't hunt with it here. It wears a Leupold 2-7x. You’re in Jersey if my memory serves , so all you need to do is...
by 6pt-sika
Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 7x57
Replies: 32
Views: 721

Re: 7x57

piller wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:55 am
I have a 7mm08. Not quite the same, but not too different. Effective on deer and wild pigs, and not much recoil.
I’ve actually had more 7-08’s than 7x57’s and like them both . It’s the same thing as the 243 vs the 6mm REM .
by 6pt-sika
Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mannlicher Schoenauer 1903 carbine
Replies: 49
Views: 880

Re: Mannlicher Schoenauer 1903 carbine

M. M. Wright wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:54 pm
I'm enjoying following your activities 6pt.
Thank you sir !

I'm doing way better this season than I anticipated before I found sonmeone to watch my pop some :wink:
by 6pt-sika
Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 7x57
Replies: 32
Views: 721

Re: 7x57

I have an older Leupold Vari XII 2-7 that will sit nicely on top this rifle !
by 6pt-sika
Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 7x57
Replies: 32
Views: 721

Re: 7x57

I've got plenty .284" bullets in the appropriate weight range 130-150 grains . Know where the dies are I just need to dig around and see if I still have a couple hundred pieces of WIN or REM 7x57 brass
by 6pt-sika
Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 7x57
Replies: 32
Views: 721

7x57

I got my first 7x57 over 40 years ago an Ruger 77R tang safety gun . Since then I’ve had a Ruger 77R MK-II and a Kimber 89 BGR Super Grade . Also have two drilling’s with 7x57R barrels but I don’t count the drilling’s for me they’re more of a novelty . Anyway I ran across a Mannlicher Schoenauer MCA...
by 6pt-sika
Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mannlicher Schoenauer 1903 carbine
Replies: 49
Views: 880

Re: Mannlicher Schoenauer 1903 carbine

Took the little rifle out Saturday afternoon and tried two loads with the Hornady 129 SST since Hornady says use the same date for 123 and 129 grains I tried 40.1 and 41.1 of IMR4350 . The stouter charge shot a smaller group so back to the bench resized the six cases and loaded them and four others ...
by 6pt-sika
Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mannlicher Schoenauer 1903 carbine
Replies: 49
Views: 880

Re: Mannlicher Schoenauer 1903 carbine

I had apprehensions about the stock on this gun but it seems to work pretty well face to stock wise . Which has me wanting to find a mount that’ll work on my Model 1908 in 8x56 MS then I can see how it does with the Nosler 180 BT and the Hornady 170 SST .
by 6pt-sika
Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mannlicher Schoenauer 1903 carbine
Replies: 49
Views: 880

Re: Mannlicher Schoenauer 1903 carbine

Was she quartering that hard or did the bullet take it's own path? I think the bullet went straight but the angle may have been more acute than I anticipated . I have a cold so didn’t go Friday morning . But I think I’ll venture out the morning of 12/28 . Only gonna carry the 6.5x54 MS loaded with ...
by 6pt-sika
Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mannlicher Schoenauer 1903 carbine
Replies: 49
Views: 880

Re: Mannlicher Schoenauer 1903 carbine

Have the 6.5x54 MS in the garage waiting to go again but with only Nosler 120 BT’s . But also loaded a couple three groups Hornady 129 SST’s for trial . Might try them tommorrow after I come in then whichever one is the best load up maybe 8-10 rounds
by 6pt-sika
Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Well?!?! Who got something good?
Replies: 44
Views: 792

Re: Well?!?! Who got something good?

OldWin wrote:
Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:50 am
I did buy myself this sweet early Ruger Flat Top from my buddy Sixgun. :D
I had a rather nice circa 1957 Ruger Blackhawk 44 Mag flattop . Sold it but kinda wish I had it back , one I had was 6 1/2” if memory serves .
by 6pt-sika
Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mannlicher Schoenauer 1903 carbine
Replies: 49
Views: 880

Re: Mannlicher Schoenauer 1903 carbine

Late Christmas gift ! Small doe at 63 yards . Used the Hornady 123 SST pushed by 41.1 grains of IMR4350 . She did run about forty yards after the shot but such is life or lack of life depending on how you look at it . Entrance wound was on the other side thru the lung area but the bullet exited on t...
by 6pt-sika
Wed Dec 25, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Well?!?! Who got something good?
Replies: 44
Views: 792

Re: Well?!?! Who got something good?

Well I woke up breathing and no difficulty getting around so I’d say that’s a stellar day :wink: My little cousin in s Texas gave me some Amazon cards which I thought was pretty nice , they’ll be turned into a book or two at some pointb 8)
by 6pt-sika
Wed Dec 25, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mannlicher Schoenauer 1903 carbine
Replies: 49
Views: 880

Re: Mannlicher Schoenauer 1903 carbine

Ho ho ho ! I just finished sighting the 6.5x54 MS in with my Hornady 123 SST and Nosler 120 BT handloads . Sorry to say only at 60 yards however . I went to the gun club yesterday to do this exact thing at 100 yards with the 6.5x54 MS and my Savage Hog Hunter 338 Federal and when I arrived I realize...
by 6pt-sika
Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mannlicher Schoenauer 1903 carbine
Replies: 49
Views: 880

Re: Mannlicher Schoenauer 1903 carbine

Quality Cartridge makes 8x56 MS brass and it’s correctly head stamped . Two or three boxes of that will be enough for that old rifle I would think especially if I don’t get a scope on it .
by 6pt-sika
Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mannlicher Schoenauer 1903 carbine
Replies: 49
Views: 880

Re: Mannlicher Schoenauer 1903 carbine

Used my twenty fires PPU cases to make some test loads and fired them on paper when I got all be it only at 50 yards . The Hornady 123 SST did well with 41.1 grains of IMR4350 and the Nosler 120 BT looked best with 40.1 grains of IMR4350 . Sorry to say with so few cases I only tried IMR4350 and IMR4...