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RE: Firearm lovers. 2012/02/25 20:24:50 (permalink)
Beautiful piece Al.  It always amazes me how you can create something beautiful like that.
 
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2012/02/25 20:39:30 (permalink)
Nice. Flush is a good idea for hunting.
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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/03/02 16:53:51 (permalink)
guys, I really enjoy the pics here; thanks!
 
my latest toy is a Savage bolt action .17 HMR with a 3 x 9 scope; I wanted a rimfire to add to my collection, and I'd heard great things about the .17's.   It should be fun to shoot!
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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/03/02 18:26:22 (permalink)
That Savage/.17 will be a great combo for chucks.
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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/03/27 07:52:25 (permalink)
Anyone in the market for a matched set of "bird pistols"?

http://www.christies.com/...pistols-en-1422-3.aspx
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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/04/08 19:10:05 (permalink)
OK, After several tries to get Janet 'comfortable' with her Hog-Hunting Gun and a good scope for it, we finally got the right combination to make things work the way we want them too.
 
Here are a couple of photos to update the status of the Ruger Mini-30, it's Barska 3x9x42 illuminated crosshairs scope, now ready for service.

 

 
Michael...Get a shot of Lisa with her rifle and we'll post them together to set the tone for the upcoming Hunt !!
 
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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/04/08 19:24:00 (permalink)
Ha! If I knew how to post a photo I'd have done it long ago. I can't upload my photos tomy computer. But that's a nice looking outfit Al.
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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/04/09 14:34:46 (permalink)
Michael,
  If you can email them to me I can insert them into a post you make describing them...or you can edit the post you just did, after I add the photos you send to me.
AL
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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/04/09 15:03:01 (permalink)
Al, on the off chance lleechef would be willing pose for a photo, the only way I could e-mail it to you would be if I shot it with my cell phone camera. For some reason, though, I think she's a little gunshy when it comes to photos that might ever show up on Roadfood. I, of course, have no idea what that might be about, although I seem to recall a dog being involved.
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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/04/11 13:25:51 (permalink)
I understand !  Janet cranked off about 30 rounds of 7.62 this morning shooting water-filled milk jugs at about 40 yards. She is beginning to get used to handling the Ruger.... but has a long way to go to be ready for "Hog  Thursday" in September !
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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/04/23 18:25:13 (permalink)
Michael Hoffman

That Savage/.17 will be a great combo for chucks.

 
Finally had a chance to shoot this at the range over the weekend.  A bit of fine tuning the scope, and I was shooting 1-1/2" groups at 100 yards, 1" groups at 50 yards.   Look out chucks!  (I'm not that good of a shot, either)
 
Trying to decide if it has enough power for coyotes.  I think it may be on the light side; although some reviews say they are fine with the .17 HMR for those.  The high velocity helps the lighter bullet pack the wallop.

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/04/23 18:26:56 (permalink)
Mr. Mayor, I saw that Winchester is coming out with a hog-specific load for .223 and .308; not sure about other calibers...
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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/04/24 18:46:18 (permalink)
Yeah I read about the 308 version ! I don't have any 223 rifles, but will try the 308 when I find some locally.
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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/04/25 13:37:45 (permalink)
Here is the latest addition to the Bowen Armory.   A Stainless Steel  Ruger 10-22 with a Mannlicher-style Laminate stock. I got it at an auction last weekend.  New in the Box !!
it will soon have a Weaver rail and a nice scope to match..photos coming .
Here it is as it came from the Box.

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/04/25 15:35:44 (permalink)
Well, it sure is prettier than my plain 35 year old 10-22 carbine.
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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/04/25 16:31:51 (permalink)
Thank You Michael. Coming from an expert like you, that is a great complement.
 
Today I installed a Weaver Silver rail on the rifle, then put my 1.5x6x38mm pig scope on it to see how it shoots.
 
Here is the finished version--

 

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/04/25 16:48:29 (permalink)
Very nice Al. Doesn't your 10-22 have an integral scope base?
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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/04/25 17:38:16 (permalink)
MH-
  They included a silver 'Dovetail' scope mount with the rifle (in the box), but it was not installed. I got a Weaver Rail on Ebay, so the "standard" scope rings would fit without having to alter the mounts.  The Mini-30 I got had a Ruger dovetail mount installed, which I replaced with the Weaver mount also.
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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/04/25 19:08:52 (permalink)
I see. Mine, and I thought all of them, came with grooves in the top of the receiver for the attachment of scope rings.
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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/04/25 22:41:44 (permalink)
Al that is a lovely 10/22.
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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/04/26 06:22:02 (permalink)
MH,
  The top of this SS 10-22 was smooth as can be..drilled and tapped, and filled with small screws, but no mount.
MIKE S- Thanks. it is fun to shoot this little guy !
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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/04/26 12:00:41 (permalink)
Interesting. I know what youmean aboout it being fun to shoot. I even bought a couple of 30-round magazines to save time and effort when out plinking.
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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/04/26 22:29:34 (permalink)
A nice entry way welcome sign to greet "Spam Labeling folks" when they drop by---

 
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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/04/27 01:09:47 (permalink)
Perfect!
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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/05/04 11:33:35 (permalink)
Fine Tuning the Ruger 10-22 a bit. I took off the scope as the open sights seem to be just fine for the Spinner targets and water bottles we are practicing on...
  We installed an extended Magazine Release latch, a $10 aftermarket SS lever that allows my insensitive finger-tips to easily feel and release the mags from their 'internal-bombay' in the carbine.
  Also picked up a couple of 30 round mags. The factory 10 rounders are fine, but this allows me to waste a lot more ammo before stopping the carnage.
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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/05/04 12:14:42 (permalink)
I hope Janet doesn't blame me for mentioning the 30-round mags.
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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/05/04 13:32:14 (permalink)
No problem, Michael, She's the one who complained about having to reload after 10 rounds ran thru the 10-22 when she tried it out.  This weekend we will let her play with the 30 rounders. I can assure you there will be no gripes after that. The little mag-loader thing sure makes pushing those little 22 rounds into the magazine an easy task.
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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/05/04 13:40:41 (permalink)
Good psychology there, Al.
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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/05/05 15:08:14 (permalink)
OK, We backed-up a step with the Ruger 10-22. The adjustable open sights work better for what we are doing..Spinner Targets and water jugs, than the heavy scope did.
 
Here is the normal operating 10-22, with a 30 round mag inserted, and if you look closely, the SS extended mag release that we put in to make it much easier to change magazines, is visible.


 
 
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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/05/05 16:31:10 (permalink)
The extended mag release is a good idea. I have trouble sometimes, myself, with the standard release.
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