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Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 07-03-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 850
Posted By varmintshooter
I know what you mean about the size. My M38...

I know what you mean about the size. My M38 classic in 221 fb feels like a toy after carrying a full size varmint gun all day. I asked Cooper if they discontinued the M38 in the 221 based cases...
Forum: Small Caliber Load Data 06-28-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 556
Posted By varmintshooter
They are not the same. Take a look at their...

They are not the same. Take a look at their website. I like H4198 myself.
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 06-17-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,642
Posted By varmintshooter
I use the standard Hornady dies and have no...

I use the standard Hornady dies and have no problems. Have used them since 2004. I don't use Lapua brass, I started out with Rem 221 brass but found a set of redding form dies and now make all of my...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 06-13-2019, 12:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,217
Posted By varmintshooter
I remember hearing something about Cooper wanting...

I remember hearing something about Cooper wanting or thinking about opening a plant in Ohio but it didn't happen as far as I know.
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 05-30-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,141
Posted By varmintshooter
Well you got me started. I just sanded down the...

Well you got me started. I just sanded down the stock on a M 21. This is the first Cooper I ever bought, back in 2000 or there abouts. It was AAA+ back then so don't know what it would be rated...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 05-25-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,141
Posted By varmintshooter
They use true oil now but they used Deff ( I...

They use true oil now but they used Deff ( I think is the name, not sure ) back when they made the M38 in 20vt. If you google it you will find it is a furniture finish and also not waterproof....
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 05-19-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,126
Posted By varmintshooter
In my opinion you run a 221 thru a 20 vt die load...

In my opinion you run a 221 thru a 20 vt die load and shoot. Its not like you need to waste time fire forming brass it just happens. I can't tell the difference between the forming shot and those...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 02-24-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,632
Posted By varmintshooter
Well that really sucks. I have 2 model 38, a...

Well that really sucks. I have 2 model 38, a 221fb in a classic and a 20vt in a varminter. They are both shooters, guess its all about the $$$$. I think it was the small cals that got cooper started...
Forum: Small Caliber Load Data 01-06-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,445
Posted By varmintshooter
Sorry I cant help you with lead free stuff. I can...

Sorry I cant help you with lead free stuff. I can say that if your gun shoots anything like mine you will love it. At the range the other day I shot 50gr vmax (fireforming load), 65gr SGK and 75gr...
Forum: Small Caliber Load Data 12-24-2018, 11:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,834
Posted By varmintshooter
I have never used Nosler brass, just rem 221 or...

I have never used Nosler brass, just rem 221 or formed it from 223. I know I would stop shooting those loads in my gun. I do use h4198 with both 32 and 40 gr bullets ( for several thousand rounds )....
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 12-20-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,564
Posted By varmintshooter
It would be even better if it had sound effects,...

It would be even better if it had sound effects, maybe like an AR-15 in full auto.
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 12-03-2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 9,749
Posted By varmintshooter
69 and holding

69 and holding
Forum: Big Game 11-28-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,473
Posted By varmintshooter
Pretty nice year.

Pretty nice year.
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 11-28-2018, 01:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,090
Posted By varmintshooter
+1 don't fix what isn't broke. My first of 7...

+1 don't fix what isn't broke. My first of 7 Coopers, bought 15 or so years ago still shoots as good as when new. You buy a good quality gun so you don't have to "fix" it before you shoot it.
Forum: Project Guns 11-25-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,057
Posted By varmintshooter
I am going to check this out as I had given up on...

I am going to check this out as I had given up on a solution.
Forum: Small Caliber Load Data 11-18-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,137
Posted By varmintshooter
Looks to me like the sizing die was not set right...

Looks to me like the sizing die was not set right as the sized case shorter than it should be. I just took a piece of 221 brass (formed from 223) and ran it thru my Hornady 20vt die. I did not turn...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 11-13-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,216
Posted By varmintshooter
17 javelin 1.535" long. 1.160" @...

17 javelin 1.535" long. 1.160" @ shoulder
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 11-13-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 551
Posted By varmintshooter
Sending to everybody I know. Wife and I cracked...

Sending to everybody I know. Wife and I cracked up, should be a #1 hit in a day or 2
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 11-10-2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,338
Posted By varmintshooter
My first 22 was a Win model 72 that would shoot...

My first 22 was a Win model 72 that would shoot shorts, long and long rifle ammo. IIRC my dad paid $15.00 for it (used) in 1956 or there abouts. I still have it and it is still in great shape. To be...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 11-09-2018, 01:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,015
Posted By varmintshooter
I don't like to argue on a forum but I wouldn't...

I don't like to argue on a forum but I wouldn't use a rem 6 1/2 primer for a 223AI fireforming load. I have seen what a case head seperation looks like and it is a straight line around the case,...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 11-06-2018, 11:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,491
Posted By varmintshooter
Have you dissembled and cleaned the bolt? Used...

Have you dissembled and cleaned the bolt? Used gun it could be dirty.
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 11-06-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,846
Posted By varmintshooter
I killed my first Ghog with a 222, it was a...

I killed my first Ghog with a 222, it was a Remington 722 that belonged to my dad. It was a neat gun with a 6 power weaver scope. Dad sold it to buy a 270 Win for deer hunting. I am pretty sure he...
Forum: Small Caliber Load Data 11-02-2018, 11:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 983
Posted By varmintshooter
Hornady dies have worked for me for the last 10...

Hornady dies have worked for me for the last 10 yrs or so. No issues.
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 11-02-2018, 12:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,308
Posted By varmintshooter
I have 2 m38, 221fb and 20vt and both are single...

I have 2 m38, 221fb and 20vt and both are single shot and I thought all 38's were single shot but I never had a hornet based 38
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 10-26-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,406
Posted By varmintshooter
Kerry, you are correct, I just checked Todds...

Kerry, you are correct, I just checked Todds Sensational Seventeens and on page 43 is the picture of the 3 bolts 21, 38 and old 38 in 17AH. The 2 38's are both shorter than the 21. The article was...
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