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Oct 25, 2021 - 3:19:17 PM
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34454 posts since 3/5/2008

A 22 tcm rifle...
A .256 Win mag rifle...
N..a .25-20 wcf rifle..

Bought a nice .257 bullet mold...too..

Still waiting on the crosman 1400 .22 pellet gun I won on an online auction... :0/

Now to roll me own ammo to play with.... ;0)
Sorry no pics...can't post'em... :0/

Oct 25, 2021 - 5:40:55 PM

Owen

Canada

9820 posts since 6/5/2011

..... my "latest" project has been going on for a few years now...... wait for the key for the gun cabinet to appear.      

Oct 26, 2021 - 5:56:44 AM
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5760 posts since 12/20/2005

Still hacking away on the.257 Roberts
I decided to go with a Timney trigger with it’s own safety.
I’ve got the trigger now, just need install it.
Got a big hunt lined up in 3 weeks, might include a bison
For that I would probably rely on my Siamese Mauser 45-70.
Most factory loads are kept at reduced pressures because of the vintage rifles still in use. I can tolerate that kind of recoil.
After 2 shoulder surgeries I can no longer tolerate hard, fast recoil, like from a 30-06.
For a bison bull, I could go with the Bob, 100gr partitions, 45-70 405gr factory loads, or work up some reduced loads for a 9.3x62 using a 286gr partition.
I’m sure the.257 would ultimately do the job but it’s not a contender
45-70, even with a factory round, would be a good one
9.3x62, is my favorite round and even with reduced loads, you can simply depend on it. But I don’t have the time to get this one worked out
Other than that I don’t have any gun projects
Next spring I might checker the stock on the Roberts

Oct 26, 2021 - 3:57:10 PM

2431 posts since 7/20/2004

I just looked up the Crosman 1400. That should be fun to play with. I have a 40-yr old Sheridan Blue Streak (.20 cal) I brought home from the cabin with the intention of refinishing the stock this winter. It's otherwise in good shape and very accurate. Other than that, I have no gun projects in mind. I've lost my anytime access to a range for serious stuff, but I do have a friend out in the country where I get to play occasionally with the handguns and the AKs. I should take the Krag out there sometime. It's been a long time since it's been exercised.

Oct 26, 2021 - 4:06:43 PM
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58488 posts since 12/14/2005

quote:
Originally posted by Owen

..... my "latest" project has been going on for a few years now...... wait for the key for the gun cabinet to appear.      


Bibbity, bobbity, BOO!

The key's right here, for YOU!

Now, go shoot some pumpkins!

   

Oct 26, 2021 - 4:13:19 PM

4021 posts since 4/22/2018

quote:
Originally posted by Leslie R

Still hacking away on the.257 Roberts
I decided to go with a Timney trigger with it’s own safety.
I’ve got the trigger now, just need install it.
Got a big hunt lined up in 3 weeks, might include a bison
For that I would probably rely on my Siamese Mauser 45-70.
Most factory loads are kept at reduced pressures because of the vintage rifles still in use. I can tolerate that kind of recoil.
After 2 shoulder surgeries I can no longer tolerate hard, fast recoil, like from a 30-06.
For a bison bull, I could go with the Bob, 100gr partitions, 45-70 405gr factory loads, or work up some reduced loads for a 9.3x62 using a 286gr partition.
I’m sure the.257 would ultimately do the job but it’s not a contender
45-70, even with a factory round, would be a good one
9.3x62, is my favorite round and even with reduced loads, you can simply depend on it. But I don’t have the time to get this one worked out
Other than that I don’t have any gun projects
Next spring I might checker the stock on the Roberts


Bison! That sounds really interesting Leslie - I hope you have a big freezer!  Are there any minimum legal requirements for Calibre/velocity etc for bison or is it up to the individual to choose something 'man enough' for the job.   

Oct 26, 2021 - 4:47:49 PM

figmo59

USA

34454 posts since 3/5/2008

I had a Sheridan blue streak as a kid..14 or so...

It was ...King.......

Been pokin around fer one... just to reminiss...
But shoot too...

Other than that I casted bullets today..N ordered gas checks...

Oct 26, 2021 - 11:02:42 PM

Brian T

Canada

18866 posts since 6/5/2008

In the past 20 years, I have eaten 6-7 of the local bison herd. Fabulous food.
Very boney, expect 25% or more loss from the weight of the quarters on the hook.
Find somebody to take a side in exchange for other meaty things.

I ask for some steaks, the usual best roasts and all of the rest as burger.

Here in BC, you are a fool to go with less than some .30 cal with a 180 gr bullet.
.25 cal, even at light speed, is a risk.
Head shot. Forehead. You're looking at a buttressed skull more than 1" thick.
They are a whole lot more belligerent and nasty than Walt Disney ever let on.

Oct 27, 2021 - 3:35:45 AM
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1394 posts since 9/6/2019

My biggest gun project is trying to find the time to go shoot some of them. I don't think I've ever shot the last 4 or 5 that I have bought.

Oct 27, 2021 - 3:56:51 AM
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janolov

Sweden

41261 posts since 3/7/2006

quote:
Originally posted by Banjonewguy

My biggest gun project is trying to find the time to go shoot some of them. I don't think I've ever shot the last 4 or 5 that I have bought.


Have you tried to get into the film industries?

Oct 27, 2021 - 4:41:32 AM

4444 posts since 12/6/2009

Years ago I was a crack shot with a 22 rifle. A friend brought over a 38 cal hand gun one day and we went out back of the barn to shoot targets we nailed up on the barn in front of a hay bale.....my turn first time shooting a hand gun......I didnt even hit the barn from 30 feet let alone the target. So I decided I would accidently kill someone or myself if I ever bought a hand gun, so never bought one. My 303 Enfield is the baby I will use in the event if someone wants to bust into my house....thank you...I admire sharp shooters using hand guns though.

Edited by - overhere on 10/27/2021 04:42:14

Oct 27, 2021 - 6:11:42 AM

figmo59

USA

34454 posts since 3/5/2008

quote:
Originally posted by janolov
quote:
Originally posted by Banjonewguy

My biggest gun project is trying to find the time to go shoot some of them. I don't think I've ever shot the last 4 or 5 that I have bought.


Have you tried to get into the film industries?


I confess....

Laughfed out loud on this one... :0)

Oct 27, 2021 - 6:15:33 AM
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figmo59

USA

34454 posts since 3/5/2008

I am lucky...I have the time n place to shoot...

Lucky = ...worked long n hard to have just such place... ;0]

Oct 28, 2021 - 12:22:28 PM
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5760 posts since 12/20/2005

Unlike some states, Texas does not have a minimum caliber for bison.
I’d probably go with using 45-70, 405gr bullets.

Hit a snag with the trigger I ordered for the .257
Midway sent a Timney 301, which appears to be for a FN Mauser. Trigger guard is supposed to be 2.0 in or shorter.
Mine is a military Mauser with trigger guard measure 2.15 inches.
A military Mauser needs a 302. I did an online chat, but got nowhere.
Tomorrow I will call and talk to someone who knows about these.

Oct 28, 2021 - 2:13:41 PM
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12704 posts since 1/15/2005

quote:
Originally posted by figmo59

I am lucky...I have the time n place to shoot...

Lucky = ...worked long n hard to have just such place... ;0]


I live the "lucky" comment!

I remember the golfing great Gary Player saying one time that a spectator at a tournament was watching him practice his sand bunker shots one day and Player holed three sand shots in a row.  The spectator told player he was "very lucky".  Player told him, "yeah, the harder I practice, the luckier I get"!

Oct 30, 2021 - 1:34:17 AM

4021 posts since 4/22/2018

quote:
Originally posted by Leslie R

Unlike some states, Texas does not have a minimum caliber for bison.
I’d probably go with using 45-70, 405gr bullets.


Thanks Leslie.  After reading your original post I took a look at the anatomy of a Bison - looks a fair old beast to put on the ground.  Would you get access to the meat afterwards? I'd love to be able to put one of those in my freezer, however, I suspect my hoist and gambrel in my shed would require a little fortification first!

Oct 30, 2021 - 2:12:55 AM
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5760 posts since 12/20/2005

Ten-Four on the meat.

Some family members are sharing the cost and we will divide the meat accordingly.
This will be the largest animal I have ever harvested, by far.
Obviously the size and power of a bull bison is enough to command consideration.

Oct 30, 2021 - 3:04:44 AM
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4021 posts since 4/22/2018

quote:
Originally posted by Leslie R

Ten-Four on the meat.

Some family members are sharing the cost and we will divide the meat accordingly.
This will be the largest animal I have ever harvested, by far.
Obviously the size and power of a bull bison is enough to command consideration.


That sounds like a brilliant way to make a large beast go around and not have meat collecting freezer burn three years down the line.  We don't have anything near that size in the U.K., but I must admit when sat watching a large red deer stag, I'm checking out the terrain for extraction and how close my buddies are before even considering pulling the trigger smiley

I wish you the best of luck with your hunt - please keep us posted on how you do.

Oct 30, 2021 - 6:11:21 AM
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DC5

USA

21274 posts since 6/30/2015
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quote:
Originally posted by figmo59

I am lucky...I have the time n place to shoot...

Lucky = ...worked long n hard to have just such place... ;0]


Lucky for me = worked long n hard to marry someone who had such a place wink

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