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Forum: Wanted to Buy July 7th, 2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 196
Posted By bigcountry
I have shot all with 30lbs. Can't say it didn't...

I have shot all with 30lbs. Can't say it didn't penetrate if I hit my mark.

Anymore than 40lbs, you will have trouble digging out the arrow on the numerous misses. Most dedicated bowfishing...
Forum: Wanted to Buy July 2nd, 2021, 10:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 196
Posted By bigcountry
bowfishing Bow

Looking for a legit bowfishing setup. 30-40lbs like the cajun sucker punch etc.
Forum: Reloading May 10th, 2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 894
Posted By bigcountry
I have used RCBS since 1990. But when they quit...

I have used RCBS since 1990. But when they quit making dies in Oreville, CA I quit. I have gotten two sets of dies that scratched or cut into my cases.

I now have switched to Hornady dies.
Forum: Comments and Suggestions January 12th, 2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 692
Posted By bigcountry
Well, I guess that answers it.

Well, I guess that answers it.
Forum: Comments and Suggestions January 12th, 2021, 12:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 692
Posted By bigcountry
Commit to Buy

Is there anyway to view items I have committed to buy? A guy put on 1K 9mm rounds for 500 to meet in Westminster. I committed to buy, but he has not reached out to me. And I can't find the...
Forum: Reloading December 9th, 2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 889
Posted By bigcountry
I have to agree. I talked to a Remington rep...

I have to agree. I talked to a Remington rep about copper solids and thier price increase to over 3 dollars a slug. He said because price of copper went up. I explained, ok, so a oz slug, the...
Forum: Reloading December 8th, 2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 889
Posted By bigcountry
Thanks guys, never in my life did I think I would...

Thanks guys, never in my life did I think I would have to pay 40 dollars for a pack of gamekings
Forum: Reloading December 8th, 2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 889
Posted By bigcountry
Bullet hunt

I have never in 30 years reloading had issues finding 130gr .277 sierra gamekings. Anyone have a box to sell?
Forum: Wanted to Buy December 8th, 2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 219
Posted By bigcountry
WTB .277 130gr Sierra Gamekings

Only have like 6 for hunting season. Never had trouble buying til now. I need a box of Part 1820 sierra 130gr .277 gameking bullets for relaoding.
Forum: Gunsmithing November 18th, 2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 459
Posted By bigcountry
I think trij is out. The rear adjustable is not...

I think trij is out. The rear adjustable is not dovetailed either. I might just go with a solid stake with a nice dot.
Forum: Gunsmithing November 16th, 2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 459
Posted By bigcountry
Gunsmith staking sights

All my regular smiths have passed or retired. Any smiths in the area that someone recommends that can stake a front sight on 1911 colt target match?

I kinda want to put a trijicon on, but don't...
Forum: Optics May 1st, 2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,292
Posted By bigcountry
Thats the only reason I am considering the scout...

Thats the only reason I am considering the scout mononcular.
Forum: Optics April 30th, 2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,292
Posted By bigcountry
Thanks another choice

Thanks another choice
Forum: Optics April 27th, 2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,292
Posted By bigcountry
As with anything. Do you have one?

As with anything. Do you have one?
Forum: Optics April 27th, 2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,292
Posted By bigcountry
Thanks. Think it might be handy around the house...

Thanks. Think it might be handy around the house too. On the other hand, the scout you don't have your screen lighting up your face.
Forum: Optics April 24th, 2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,292
Posted By bigcountry
Leupold Scout vs. Flir One

Anyone do deer recovery with IR? Looking at both.
Forum: Rimfire June 12th, 2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 981
Posted By bigcountry
Custom 10/22 Results

So, I finally built a clone 10/22 custom.

MOA stainless steel action
Threaded (not slide in) Feddersen Bull barrel
Boyd stock
Power Custom Trigger group.

so I took out several target ammo....
Forum: Reloading April 18th, 2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,384
Posted By bigcountry
Exactly, I took long range and precision...

Exactly, I took long range and precision reloading so far about 20 years ago, that it was no fun at all. I ended up dreading loading for the weekend shoots. I went down the moly path, the neck...
Forum: Reloading April 18th, 2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,384
Posted By bigcountry
So let me get this right. U think its good for...

So let me get this right. U think its good for someone just starting to load bottlenect cases to start annealing, and all that????
Forum: Reloading April 17th, 2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,384
Posted By bigcountry
There are so many methods, its crazy. Don't go...

There are so many methods, its crazy. Don't go crazy at first trying specialized method like audette ladder method, or reaming cases, moly, trying to load .003" off the lands.

Start at starting...
Forum: Gunsmithing April 3rd, 2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,296
Posted By bigcountry
I talked to randy. he wasn't keen on the MOA...

I talked to randy. he wasn't keen on the MOA recievers. Suggested I make sure the holes were correct before investing money.

So, I tore apart one of my old 10/22's. slid the barrel in via the...
Forum: Gunsmithing April 2nd, 2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,296
Posted By bigcountry
So, here is what I am trying to figure out. I...

So, here is what I am trying to figure out. I have read thru dozens of posts where the KIDD people say threading on is a waste of time. Which I don't believe. So, if I get an aftermarket barrel,...
Forum: Gunsmithing April 1st, 2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,296
Posted By bigcountry
10/22 Gunsmith in MD

So for 2 decades, I have been going to RA browns in Westminster, but he seems to be calling it quits soon.

I have aquired a MOA stainless steel 10/22 reciever. Its threaded. So I need a barrel...
Forum: Reloading March 7th, 2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,173
Posted By bigcountry
Be careful, not to cut lower than .014". You...

Be careful, not to cut lower than .014". You might get to a situation where you can't acheive neck tension unless you use bushing dies.
Forum: Reloading March 6th, 2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,196
Posted By bigcountry
I love unique but meters horrible in progressive...

I love unique but meters horrible in progressive loaders.
Forum: Reloading March 6th, 2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,196
Posted By bigcountry
I use HS-6 for 9mm, 40, 357sig, and 45. And to...

I use HS-6 for 9mm, 40, 357sig, and 45. And to add on that, light loaded 44 mag. But I have 8lbs of it.
Forum: Reloading January 30th, 2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,288
Posted By bigcountry
It is really the carbon buildup that you need to...

It is really the carbon buildup that you need to get off. The lead removal screens helps considerably.
Forum: Reloading January 29th, 2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 627
Posted By bigcountry
I had trouble with the lee. It has to be in a...

I had trouble with the lee. It has to be in a certain form, like a bullet.

I also have an LBT lead hardness. Seems great until you get real hard, like pure linotype. Anything over 21, seems off.
Forum: Reloading January 28th, 2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,550
Posted By bigcountry
I have some large pieces, I use a hacksaw. But...

I have some large pieces, I use a hacksaw. But it will gum up your blade. I use a large dutch oven cast to smelt down and mix my Lyman #3 mix.
Forum: Reloading January 25th, 2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,288
Posted By bigcountry
One warning about shooting 45colt in 454 guns. ...

One warning about shooting 45colt in 454 guns. If you do it alot, you will shoot up pressures when you shoot the 454. I shot 45colts in ruger 454 for like 1000 rounds. I had trouble chambering the...
Forum: Outdoor Sports January 25th, 2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,463
Posted By bigcountry
I go thru food savers quite a bit. About every 8...

I go thru food savers quite a bit. About every 8 deer with hodgepodge in between. The seal quits holding pressure, the motor quits. etc.
Forum: Reloading January 24th, 2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,288
Posted By bigcountry
If you reload, its a toss up. But for finding...

If you reload, its a toss up. But for finding rounds, the 44 mag is easier.

I can load my 44 down to being very mild to hot. If you have the right gun, you can do the same with 45 colt.
Forum: Rifles January 18th, 2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,128
Posted By bigcountry
I use me 458 SOCOM for deer. Almost the same...

I use me 458 SOCOM for deer. Almost the same power as a 45-70. Good for up to 100 yards.
Forum: Edged Weapons January 16th, 2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,592
Posted By bigcountry
Yea, but 95% of knife makers will never graduate...

Yea, but 95% of knife makers will never graduate to hollow grinds and the rest. I have over $2000 invested in my grinder. I am lucky to have the opportunity to have the bells and whistles. But I...
Forum: Edged Weapons January 16th, 2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,592
Posted By bigcountry
if you had a 1" X 30", belts wouldn't last long. ...

if you had a 1" X 30", belts wouldn't last long. Right now for me to make a knife, I go thru 4 belts, and for ceramic, thats $10 a piece. Longer the better.

I learned the hard way not to use...
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