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Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board Yesterday, 09:06 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Bayou City Boy
The 5MM RFM article on the Saubier home page is...

The 5MM RFM article on the Saubier home page is dated, but it has some good information about the Aquila RF cartridge and rifles.

About 2000-01, I bought the Schroeder CF conversion bolt head for...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 08-06-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,066
Posted By Bayou City Boy
Gosh......... I hope this doesn't mean that I...

Gosh......... I hope this doesn't mean that I can no longer make my annual winter trek north to shoot coyotes in places where I grew up and still have family (on my wife's side) living there. Its...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 08-04-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,355
Posted By Bayou City Boy
You're reading between lines that dont exist in...

You're reading between lines that dont exist in everyone's mind. It's not about an improved 204 cartridge. My comment was about a 204 chamber with a short throat. Maybe two different breeds of...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 08-03-2020, 10:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,359
Posted By Bayou City Boy
Keep in mind that Hathcock was early Vietnam in...

Keep in mind that Hathcock was early Vietnam in terms of snipers.

Notice what #2 on the Vietnam sniper list and a fellow Marine, Chuck Mawhinney, used later on.........
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Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 08-03-2020, 08:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,359
Posted By Bayou City Boy
Bill, its not surprising that there are different...

Bill, its not surprising that there are different versions of what is correct. All of it is history to some extent whether its 2017 or 1969 when it's written by someone else... I simply did a quick...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 08-03-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,359
Posted By Bayou City Boy
https://sofrep.com/gear/the-carlos-hathcock-sniper...

https://sofrep.com/gear/the-carlos-hathcock-sniper-rifle/


-BCB
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 08-03-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,355
Posted By Bayou City Boy
DUH... Ya' think...? :D -BCB

DUH... Ya' think...? :D

-BCB
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 08-02-2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,359
Posted By Bayou City Boy
A few years back I bought a couple of the newer...

A few years back I bought a couple of the newer Redfield scopes marketed by Leupold, and I found them to be very serviceable rifle scopes for the money spent. Nothing extraordinary, but very...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 08-02-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,355
Posted By Bayou City Boy
As ray mentioned, if you have a rifle built with...

As ray mentioned, if you have a rifle built with a custom, non-factory 204 Ruger chamber, have the barrel stamped accordingly.

-BCB
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 08-01-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,355
Posted By Bayou City Boy
This in spades.....^^^^^^^^ The 204 Ruger...

This in spades.....^^^^^^^^

The 204 Ruger took from Roy Weathreby's playbook using lots of freebore when Ruger and Hornady designed it. If you go custom chamber, I definitely would not play too...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 08-01-2020, 02:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,066
Posted By Bayou City Boy
I saw on another forum that you hadn't found a...

I saw on another forum that you hadn't found a donor. Did one come though for you?

A 1-11" twist barrel will serve you well. It will probably not be any more accurate than a 1-9" twist barrel...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 07-26-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,454
Posted By Bayou City Boy
I'm glad that you were able to get back home,...

I'm glad that you were able to get back home, Bill. Stay safe and keep us posted when you can.

-BCB
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 07-24-2020, 02:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,687
Posted By Bayou City Boy
I have shot leftover 17 Rem hand loads from ...

I have shot leftover 17 Rem hand loads from winter coyote hunting at pd's in the summer. I never have anything left after a summer of pd shooting so that everything that I shoot at northern...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 07-23-2020, 07:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,687
Posted By Bayou City Boy
Each year I shoot pd's in the Texas panhandle...

Each year I shoot pd's in the Texas panhandle during the hot summer months. I shoot my 17 Rem rifles a great deal. My standard IMR4198 load is producing just over 4K fps at the muzzle from a 24"...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 07-22-2020, 02:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,454
Posted By Bayou City Boy
Stay safe, Bill and family. -BCB

Stay safe, Bill and family.

-BCB
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 07-21-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,141
Posted By Bayou City Boy
When Remington first offered the 17 Remington in...

When Remington first offered the 17 Remington in the early 1970's, they all came with 1-10" twist barrels. Within just a couple of years, all Remington factory production had switched to 1-9" twist...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 07-17-2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,687
Posted By Bayou City Boy
If IMR4198 has actually become H4198, I bet that...

If IMR4198 has actually become H4198, I bet that Hodgdon's lawyers were involved in the entire decision making process in anticipation of the few who might see a lawsuit as being a good thing...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 07-17-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,687
Posted By Bayou City Boy
That sounds very logical from rider's initial...

That sounds very logical from rider's initial post and description of the H4198 that he opened.

I have used IMR4198 in 17 Remington rifles for years and it has given me great results in both...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 07-15-2020, 04:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,687
Posted By Bayou City Boy
Your description sounds like IMR4198. I have...

Your description sounds like IMR4198.

I have not heard anything about it changing, but until late last week I still thought that the earth was flat. Sometimes I'm the last person to know...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 07-14-2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,141
Posted By Bayou City Boy
http://pac-nor.com/ I've been a 17 Rem...

http://pac-nor.com/


I've been a 17 Rem shooter since the early 1970's, so the 17-223 never really caught my eye. That said, its a great cartridge that allows for good use of existing 223 Rem...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 07-07-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,475
Posted By Bayou City Boy
Just for future reference. Brass that is...

Just for future reference. Brass that is slightly mis-shapen and maybe a bit tough to chamber will remove/eject just fine from the rifle once fired, and the brass is not hurt or weakened in any way....
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 06-29-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,177
Posted By Bayou City Boy
Without a doubt, the current barrels are hit and...

Without a doubt, the current barrels are hit and miss in terms of quality. My definition of a "quality rifle" as I used it above includes a good action mated to a good barrel in a good stock that a...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 06-29-2020, 04:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,177
Posted By Bayou City Boy
There is significant evidence, including lots of...

There is significant evidence, including lots of words from precision gun smiths, that today's CNC produced Model 700 actions are the best that Remington has ever turned out. A need for ...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 06-22-2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,925
Posted By Bayou City Boy
Bill, about the only time that I buy factory...

Bill, about the only time that I buy factory ammunition is to shoot a box through a newly purchased "old" rifle to check its condition before I use my own hand loads in it.

If I was regularly...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 06-22-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,925
Posted By Bayou City Boy
The biggest knock on the 6.5 Rem Mag as a hunting...

The biggest knock on the 6.5 Rem Mag as a hunting cartridge since it came out years ago was the fact that long 6.5 bullets had to be seated down below the case neck into the powder area, hence...
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