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Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 10-25-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 666
Posted By flyrod
I'm not impressed with them. I was having...

I'm not impressed with them. I was having extraction/ejection problems with a brand new M38. I called them up and was told to send in the rifle. The extractor and ejector looked like the were made...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 10-25-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 744
Posted By flyrod
What about a red dot? I have one on a 10/22...

What about a red dot? I have one on a 10/22 that's good for following rabbits after a fresh snow.
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 10-25-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,366
Posted By flyrod
Silver: Great post! Thanks for sharing your...

Silver: Great post! Thanks for sharing your trip with us. What do you do with a badger? I've been out shooting PD before and the noise seems to bring in other animals looking for food. When...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 10-10-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 398
Posted By flyrod
For that price I'll stick with these: ...

For that price I'll stick with these:

https://www.powdervalleyinc.com/product/sierra-338-338-300-gr-hpbt-mk-50/

...better in every way that I can think of.
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 09-29-2019, 12:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,439
Posted By flyrod
In my opinion, this is not a good solution: ...

In my opinion, this is not a good solution:

https://s14.postimg.cc/qrhmxia0h/cdidbms.jpg

If you are seeing a howa chassis that is using 308 magazines, it is probably a regular full size one and...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 09-20-2019, 03:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 727
Posted By flyrod
Here is another one that doesn't seem too bad for...

Here is another one that doesn't seem too bad for now:

http://postimages.org/
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 09-19-2019, 03:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 540
Posted By flyrod
In m experience they are VERY tight. I watched a...

In m experience they are VERY tight. I watched a local smith remove one for me and I cringed at the force applied through a cheater into the vice bolted to a steel post mounted in the concrete...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 09-14-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,608
Posted By flyrod
I have a ruger 77/22 Hornet that will put its...

I have a ruger 77/22 Hornet that will put its 6-round magazine into 1/2" at 100. I suspect not many rugers will do this though.



If you're going to build something, check out the howa mini...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 09-14-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,666
Posted By flyrod
Thanks you for sharing pictures of your nice...

Thanks you for sharing pictures of your nice setup! It's very impressive to those of us reloading in a corner of the basement.




Did you have problems before? I remember some threads about...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 09-09-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,553
Posted By flyrod
If this is how you intend to use it, then it...

If this is how you intend to use it, then it should work. However on the one I have, the various adjustments are not repeatable and the "clicks" and graduation markings are mostly meaningless. Due...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 08-21-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,641
Posted By flyrod
What powder are you using that deposits carbon...

What powder are you using that deposits carbon like that?

I shot a lot of surplus 846 in a 223 bolt action match rifle and noticed I had to clean after every match to maintain accuracy. Looking...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 08-08-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 531
Posted By flyrod
I've necked down maybe 10 different kinds of 30...

I've necked down maybe 10 different kinds of 30 carbine brass to 22 and never had any problems. Even if there is some kind of problem with the grafs brass, there are plenty of sources for carbine...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 07-27-2019, 05:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,056
Posted By flyrod
There are different definitions of maximum range,...

There are different definitions of maximum range, but for the most part it comes down to BC because this is how you can deal with wind. Range is often another unknown when shooting in field...
Forum: Project Guns 07-08-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,443
Posted By flyrod
Well, your initial interest in the M38 was for...

Well, your initial interest in the M38 was for the action, right? I would suggest you stick with that and choose the shorter one you wanted in the first place. As you pointed out, even the 'heavy'...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 06-23-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,755
Posted By flyrod
I hope everyone's spring went well. I was able...

I hope everyone's spring went well. I was able to get out several times with the spitwad:

https://i.postimg.cc/3wY9HH1H/spitfield.jpg
Forum: Classifieds 06-16-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,116
Posted By flyrod
I just pulled this out to pop a squirrel helping...

I just pulled this out to pop a squirrel helping itself to my garden. The zero is right on! :)
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 05-29-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 744
Posted By flyrod
+1 I've had best results with pistol primers...

+1 I've had best results with pistol primers like CCI500.
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 05-26-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 873
Posted By flyrod
If you neck up by pushing in an expander mandrel,...

If you neck up by pushing in an expander mandrel, keep an eye on run out. The wildcat's I've done this way came out straighter with a square case mouth. It might depend on your specific tooling,...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 04-18-2019, 03:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,439
Posted By flyrod
M22x1 it's smaller than the full size models: ...

M22x1 it's smaller than the full size models:

http://forums.accuratereloading.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/9411043/m/7291044912

The bottom "metal" is plastic, and it's the same between grendel and...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 04-17-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,766
Posted By flyrod
Yes; it works. If you get too much power behind a...

Yes; it works. If you get too much power behind a pellet, it can blow the skirt into a hoop that sticks in the bore while the front goes downrange with little accuracy.

There's a little info here:...
Forum: Classifieds 04-16-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,116
Posted By flyrod
The rodents are coming out--this is just what you...

The rodents are coming out--this is just what you need! :)
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 04-14-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,439
Posted By flyrod
The stock is not great, but I've seen complete...

The stock is not great, but I've seen complete guns for less than the brownells actions at a few different places. For example:

https://shop.whittakerguns.com/howa-hma30203-223-mini-grn/
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 04-12-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,439
Posted By flyrod
I think the howa mini is really nice, especially...

I think the howa mini is really nice, especially for the price. The stock is rubbery and the bottom plastic piece is not great, but the receiver, barrel, and trigger are good. The action is smooth...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 04-03-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 954
Posted By flyrod
That looks like a fun project, thanks for posting...

That looks like a fun project, thanks for posting about it! I did a similar wildcat based on the 30 carbine because I wanted a better hornet. It's nice that it works out of a regular magazine. You...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 04-03-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,257
Posted By flyrod
That is really neat! Thanks for sharing. When...

That is really neat! Thanks for sharing. When you get around to building the next one, it would be interesting to see some pictures of the process. I hope the kids appreciate the amount of work...
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