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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/08/11 17:55:53 (permalink)
Mr. Mayor, lleechef will be using her father's pre-64 Winchester Model 70 in .30-06. I just laid in a bunch of sighting-in targets and a few few boxes of ammunition for her. (Considering the cost of that ammo I'm thinking it would be a lot easier on the wallet if she could hunt with her .22 target Ruger.) I'm likely not going to hunt, but just in case I change my mind I'll bring along my .460 Smith & Wesson Magnum revolver, which is a tad heavy for hogs, but fun to shoot.
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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/08/11 18:00:29 (permalink)
We are going to look like the Earps (& Doc Holiday), when we appear at the Missouri Ranch !! (Or maybe a pair of Bonnie and Clyde Clones???)
I have a box of low recoil 30-06 hunting ammo , and no longer have a 30-06. Would you like me to bring it for your companion?
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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/08/11 18:03:46 (permalink)
Sure. Why not?
 
She'll be shooting 180 grain (plastic) spire point stuff, which, while offering a sort of stiff bit of recoil, she's been able to handle with ease.
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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/08/13 00:06:36 (permalink)
Hmmmm, my invite to this hog hunt must have got lost in the mail. :)
Y'all be safe and have a good time.
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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/08/13 10:46:41 (permalink)
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We aren't going til mid September. 3 days/two nights just south of Rolla, MO.  PM  me if interested in the details.
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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/08/15 21:13:11 (permalink)
Hello All
I was offered as a gift of either a Ruger p-94 .40 or a Taurus Millenium .40, both are
like New. I like the Ruger because it is bigger, but I also like the Taurus because it is smaller?
If you had the choice, which would you choose and why? This pistol will be for the range and not for concealed carry.
 
 
 
 
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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/08/15 23:23:07 (permalink)
Either one would make a good carry pistol, but if you don't plan to carry then I'd recommend the Ruger as a fun pistol to shoot. Being bigger it will be easier to control and easier on the hands for longer sessions at the range.
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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/08/16 08:03:48 (permalink)
I have a P-95 in 9mm so I'd likely choose the Taurus.
 
Another difference is the Taurus is striker fired, like a Glock, and the Ruger has a hammer and you fire it single or double action.
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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/08/16 08:56:37 (permalink)
I don't have either, but I have a pair of Taurus's. One is the 24/7 OSS Semi Auto in .45acp and the other a Model 709 'Slim' compact 9mm.
I really like the 45acp. It fits my hand perfectly, and shoots quite well.  The 9mm is NIB (unfired). I don't carry concealed, so it is up for sale .
Here is the 24/7 OSS in 45 acp-

 
And the Model 709 Slim in 9mm

 
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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/08/16 09:40:52 (permalink)
Anyone ever try "Zombie" rounds by Hornady? Their basically a rebranded bullet they already have in production. But depending on which site you read, their either superior to anything out there or an existing bullet placed into a new cool looking box.
 
Their more expensive then other high end brands but, ive tried them in several applications (couldnt locate any zombies though) and their pretty impressive. They make a great hunting round. Their not practical for plinking because of the cost, but if you put a box through your gun to see how they shoot, then keep another box for later use - its not too bad.
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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/08/16 13:58:42 (permalink)
My budget doesn't have room for the marketing treats like the Zombie rounds. Since Hornady is already an upper end ammo, I tend to use it sparingly...as in for serious hunting only.  Most of my regular shooting is done with steelcase non reloadable cheap stuff.  My Mini-30 loves the Russian AK ammo. The up coming pig hunt will bring out the premium ammo though.
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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/08/17 20:01:34 (permalink)
Thank you Michael Hoffman and Eruby, I will be going with the Ruger for its size and it comes with a Uncle Mikes holster.
Eruby, I have a p-90 .45 acp have you had troubles with your ruger ?
While going through my "stuff" I picked up my Charter Arms Bulldog .357 6 inch Barrel  and gave it a good cleaning and it is also ready for play, the Bulldog is responsible for my tinnitus and 50% hearing loss, I have learned my lesson the Hard Way. Thank you for your time.
 
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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/08/18 08:11:55 (permalink)
Uncle Groucho,   From everything i read on the Ruger users forum, you  have made a good choice. Where do you go to shoot?  The Clark State Forest Range??
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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/08/18 10:00:22 (permalink)
Mr. Mayor, we're calling an audible. lleechef won't be hunting with the .30-06. Turns out the heavy loads are really too much for her. I'm not sure yet what she'll be using. Possibly one of the ARs in .223. Or, I might be "forced" to buy a .243 for her. She decided not to try my .460 Smith & Wesson Magnum yesterday after I fired a few rounds. But she was awesome with her .22 Ruger.
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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/08/18 10:44:21 (permalink)
Hello Al
Yes, I like the Clark State Forest Range, that is where I left most of my hearing.
I also shoot on a friends farm in Lanesville, He has a nice and safe area setup
and I take advantage of it when I can.
My step dad is also a member of Silver Creek Conservation Club"silvercreekcc.org"
They have classes that are interesting and informative.
 
Can someone recommend a good .22lr round for target shooting? I have a Mitchell Arms Sharpshooter 2 that I love, but it jams alot with the cheap ammo that I bought.
 
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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/08/18 14:13:53 (permalink)
Michael,
  Bring the 30-06 with you to MO. I'll bring the low recoil fusion ammo (2 boxes) let her try that at their range. It really does reduce the recoil a lot. It puts out 2000 fps with a 170 gr sp bullet. But a .223 would do well too at the ranges we'll be using (under 100 yards)
Uncle Groucho, i use CCI Blazer and Mini-Mag 22 ammo. It feeds my two Ruger 10/22's and several 22 handguns without issues. For the little bolt action of Janet's, we use 22CB's and 22 Shorts, you can see the bullet going to the target, but they are fun also. We do our 22's from the back deck, but save the bigger calibers for a friends farm out in Marengo.
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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/08/18 18:06:19 (permalink)
Good idea Al. We'll bring along the .30-06 to see how it goes.
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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/08/20 00:50:17 (permalink)
I leave on my 8k miles trip 9/17 so I won't be able to make the hunt, this year. Do keep me in mind for next year though.
I'll be spending a week in Pahrump, NV getting some formal training. 2 day pistol class, 2 days off (Vegas Baby) then a 4 day rifle class. Wish I had time for the shotgun class, oh well another time.
 
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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/08/20 09:11:17 (permalink)
Uncle Groucho.... Eruby, I have a p-90 .45 acp have you had troubles with your ruger ? .....
Never had any problems with it, and two coworkers with the same pistol also run it flawlessly.
 
The P series is a tank and I've never heard of anyone having problems with any caliber.
 
The only Ruger problem I have is that my Mini-14 is very partial to factory mags, so that is all I own for it.

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/08/20 12:01:03 (permalink)
eruby,
My Ruger Mini-30 is the same way. Ruger factory 5 and 20 round mags do well. Pro-Mag 10 and 20 round do NOT seat properly. So I also use only factory mags.
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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/08/25 11:18:08 (permalink)
I went to the range today for  some much needed practice. I feel I did very well.
I purchased 50 rounds of the Eley ammo at BassPro for under 10 bucks and noticed a BIG difference out of my High Standard, it still jammed twice so I popped off the bull barrel and noticed a small nick with a burr where the bullet enters the chamber and I believe this is causing it to jam, but the ammo worked excellent Thank you Michael Hoffman. The .40 and .45 also worked very well. I spent a lot of money on ammo and went through it very quickly. I will take my 6Yr. old daughter next week.
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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/08/25 12:06:36 (permalink)
I'm glad you like the Eley ammo. It's good stuff. Considering the cost of ammunition these days you might want to consider building your own -- not the .22s, of course.
 
By the way, you might want to get your feed ramp polished when you have that burr stoned.
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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/08/26 09:19:44 (permalink)
Uncle Groucho., 
    My 6 yr olds (grand daughters) can go thru "ammo money"  (no, not ALIMONY")  faster than I can shoot !!
  if you're on line right now, open a window and see if you can hear Janet's 44 magnum in the distance ?
 
Michael & Lisa-
Two weeks and a day and we will be in Rolla. Are you staying there Tuesday night, or somewhere else?  We will visit an aunt in a nursing home at noon in Rolla, and should be free by check in time if using a Rolla Motel. That's the plan as of now.  Friday we want to clear out fairly early to be home before dark. Saturday the 15th there is a gun auction in Indy that a neighbor and I are planning to attend .
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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/08/26 12:28:08 (permalink)
Mr. Mayor, we're planning on staying in Rolla, but I forget the name of the motel. We stayed there one night last year on our way to Arizona. There's a steakhouse just up the slope from the motel where we wanted to eat, but we went a little too late and ended up having a less than memorable meal at Shoney's I wanted to go to the Waffle House that was right there, but someone I was with put the kibosh on that.
 
I think the name of the steakhouse is Zero's or something like that.
 
EDIT: I just checked. The name of the steakhouse is Zeno's. 
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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/08/26 13:03:30 (permalink)
Yeah, they own the motel also if I remember correctly. I'll look into the motel thing and see what is available...How about dinner at that steakhouse Tuesday night?
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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/08/26 13:06:52 (permalink)
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Mr. Mayor, we're planning on staying in Rolla, but I forget the name of the motel. We stayed there one night last year on our way to Arizona. There's a steakhouse just up the slope from the motel where we wanted to eat, but we went a little too late and ended up having a less than memorable meal at Shoney's I wanted to go to the Waffle House that was right there, but someone I was with put the kibosh on that.

I think the name of the steakhouse is Zero's or something like that.

 
The name of the steakhouse is Zeno's.  Been there a long time, in various guises.  Not too bad at all, well known locally.  Last time we were there was a couple years ago, I think.  http://www.zenos.biz/intro.htm
 
also worthwhile in Rolla, if it's still there, is Johnny's Smokestack BBQ, although I haven't been there in some time.  I had heard it was having problems and may have closed.  Alex's Pizza is a good stop, too.
 
Slice of Pie is a good dessert place that you should try out.  http://www.asliceofpie.info/
 
Now, what's the name of the place you are going hog hunting?  I've been looking for a good place in MO.

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/08/26 13:08:18 (permalink)
Zeno's for dinner. The boss says yes. I just picked up some new Winchester Razorback .223 ammunition made for hunting -- you guessed it. We'll see how it shoots in the AR.
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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/08/26 13:14:50 (permalink)
It's the High Adventure Ranch at Cook Station.
 
http://www.highadventureranch.com/hunting_methods.html
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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox 2012/08/26 16:38:08 (permalink)
Grillman,  let us know if you find out anything about the 'Ranch' we are heading for.  I did check some of their references and have heard nothing but positive comments so far. It is a closed in area...exotics, Bison and Elk as well as Whitetail and Hogs.  best part for us is that it is pretty much all inclusive.  I did a hog hunt in Texas last year. It was fun but the place hit us with extra fees here and there that really ran up the cost.
This time everything except a voluntary tip for our guide is in the one-fee. That helps me keep inside the budget !!
 
Michael,  I have been to Johnnies Smokestack several times and we were disappointed most of those visits. We weree guests of our Missouri relatives so we had no choice in the selection. If it has closed that would not be a big loss to anyone.
  I am checking Zeno's and we can plan dinner there. Jan and I will be at the Super 8 across and down the street a little bit from the Waffle House.
 
We have plenty of 44 magnum 240 gr sjsp ammo for Janet.  I think I will use my winchester 100 in .308  with some 180 gr SP ammo for it, and some 154 gr SP hunting ammo for the 7.62x39mm Ruger Mini-30..
 
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