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Unread 02-05-2014, 09:57 PM   #1396
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A doctor of hospitality? Lol, lets see how many lives you save and sicknesses you cure.
Hey, doctor of hospitality administration! Don't you have a hole to dig or some trees to plant or something? Haha

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Unread 02-05-2014, 10:00 PM   #1397
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I have a bunch of rag tag reloading equip that I pieced together or was given over the past year or so. I currently have an old RCBS Partner Press. I have not owned a scale or powder dispenser because I was loading cowboy type loads (.45-70 and .38spl that were nowhere near max charge) and I was using powder scoops to accomplish that. That works well for pinking ammo. However, with the .223 and the cost of match ammo, I decided to start getting more precise on the reloading front, so now I can make match quality ammo for the guns that demand it. I likely will never reload in large volumes because it's not worth my time to load plinking ammo in stuff that isnt high dollar to begin with. The .45-70 loads i make save me about $1.25 per shot when doing reduced power loads (405gr cast boolits at about 1100FPS) and about $.75 per shot when doing full power loads (300gr jacketed at about 1900FPS), so that's definitely worth it. anyway, Im excited now that I have some quality tools to do the job. just gotta decap, swage, resize, teim, chamfer and deburr about another 1000 5.56 cases and then I can get around to actually reloading them and working up some good loads. oh joy.
What powder are you using for your 45-70? For my light loads I use 12-15grs of unique with a 405gr bullet. For the full load I use Reloader 7 and a 450gr paper patched boolits. I cast my own so it costs me even less to shoot.
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Unread 02-05-2014, 10:01 PM   #1398
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And, you never know, maybe I'll figure out a way to redesign restaurants to help relieve the paranoia of you freakos on here, when dining out! Some may say that cured Powr and your's "sickness!"
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Unread 02-05-2014, 10:29 PM   #1399
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And, you never know, maybe I'll figure out a way to redesign restaurants to help relieve the paranoia of you freakos on here, when dining out! Some may say that cured Powr and your's "sickness!"
somehow all seats must face the entrance!
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Unread 02-05-2014, 10:31 PM   #1400
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What powder are you using for your 45-70? For my light loads I use 12-15grs of unique with a 405gr bullet. For the full load I use Reloader 7 and a 450gr paper patched boolits. I cast my own so it costs me even less to shoot.
you got it. I'm using around 12 or 13 grains of unique these days, but i have a bunch of trail boss too that I'm going to burn through before the unique. I dont recall off the top of my head what the trail boss load is, but its similar to the unique, it's a very "fluffy" powder.

On the full power stuff I've been running IMR 4198 and I think I have some 3031 (can you tell how recently I've loaded any? haha).
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Unread 02-05-2014, 10:40 PM   #1401
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Hey, doctor of hospitality administration! Don't you have a hole to dig or some trees to plant or something? Haha
And hey! I've examined those before I am the one who points where to dig! Lol look I even took a picture of what I do at work today when I was on a new job site.



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Unread 02-05-2014, 10:42 PM   #1402
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Damn, you have a hell of a tan and shaved the beard? Who is taking the picture? Haha. Good job spray painting the dirt, keep up the good work!
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Unread 02-05-2014, 11:06 PM   #1403
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With 5 R rifling the lands are radiused. One of the benefits is it will reduce copper fouling and reduce drag. It is also said that it will not cut into the jacketing of the bullet as much as button rifling and it will help maintain its BC and reduce deformation. That part I don't know how true it is. I do know my buddies Remington 700 5R .308 shoots bug hole 5 shot groups. It did this straight from the box with factory match ammo. Both he and I were able to shoot under half inch 5 shot groups.
Thanks for the explanation. I'm pretty much set on the Savage, hoping it stays in stock until I get the cash
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Unread 02-06-2014, 12:58 PM   #1404
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I know a lot of folks (myself included for the most part) don't feel comfortable answering questions about firearm ownership with their Doctor, but what do you do when your Doc tells you that you should get a Ruger mini 14? I wonder if the wife will approve of the purchase since it is "doctors orders" after all
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Unread 02-06-2014, 01:11 PM   #1405
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I know a lot of folks (myself included for the most part) don't feel comfortable asking questions about firearm ownership with their Doctor, but what do you do when your Doc tells you that you should get a Ruger mini 14? I wonder if the wife will approve of the purchase since it is "doctors orders" after all
I would say that doctor deserves more patients and you need to find a mini!
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I know a lot of folks (myself included for the most part) don't feel comfortable asking questions about firearm ownership with their Doctor, but what do you do when your Doc tells you that you should get a Ruger mini 14? I wonder if the wife will approve of the purchase since it is "doctors orders" after all
I owned a mini. T'was a great lil rifle. ate any ammo I threw at it. I think i only ever had one issue and that was when a steel case expanded in the chamber and required me to tap it out with a rod. I put arounds 1500 rounds through it in the end

I sold it simply because .223 was getting too expensive ($.50). Somehow the next rifle I purchased was the .45-70 that cost $1.75 a round, and now I'm shooting match .223 thats about the same cost, haha.

As long as you know what they are capable of, you will enjoy them. It's NOT a highly precise target rifle. It WILL decrease in accuracy the more you fire it and the hotter the barrel gets in one sitting. But It's a rifle that'll keep on firing no matter how much it rattles around in the back of your truck and is perfectly reasonably accurate out to 100 or maybe 200 yards. I never shot past 100.
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I owned a mini. T'was a great lil rifle. ate any ammo I threw at it. I think i only ever had one issue and that was when a steel case expanded in the chamber and required me to tap it out with a rod. I put arounds 1500 rounds through it in the end I sold it simply because .223 was getting too expensive ($.50). Somehow the next rifle I purchased was the .45-70 that cost $1.75 a round, and now I'm shooting match .223 thats about the same cost, haha. As long as you know what they are capable of, you will enjoy them. It's NOT a highly precise target rifle. It WILL decrease in accuracy the more you fire it and the hotter the barrel gets in one sitting. But It's a rifle that'll keep on firing no matter how much it rattles around in the back of your truck and is perfectly reasonably accurate out to 100 or maybe 200 yards. I never shot past 100.
did you ever put a barrel brace on it? I've been looking into adding one to mine just to see if there is a difference. Did you have a newer model or one of the old versions. I've heard in the old version the barrel problems were much much worse.
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I think a .223 platform would be fun sometimes, but I honestly don't really shoot much further than 50 yards very often so getting a .223 would probably be a waste
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did you ever put a barrel brace on it? I've been looking into adding one to mine just to see if there is a difference. Did you have a newer model or one of the old versions. I've heard in the old version the barrel problems were much much worse.
Old"er". I think it was a 196 or 197? Early 2000's. Pre 580 series.

I didn't install a strut, I did install a barrel shroud but didn't own it long enough after that to get a good idea of whether that provided enough of a brace to help.

I also have heard the newer ones had less problems with barrel whip.
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I think a .223 platform would be fun sometimes, but I honestly don't really shoot much further than 50 yards very often so getting a .223 would probably be a waste
unless you like to go out in the desert and go "AAAARRRGGGHHHHHHHH" while you dump a 30 round magazine, maybe, lol.

I dont really have any "use" for any of my guns aside from the carry guns. I dont hunt or whatever. But I'm also of the belief that "because i want one" is a good enough reason to own something.

If you get one, get a used one maybe? shoot it, if you dont like it, just sell it and move on. Its not a huge investment or anything. If you feel you cant justify one, then i guess dont get one, but if you want to try it out, I dont see why not.

i owned the mini and eventually my AR. Both of which were semi autos and both of which I sold in favor of older technology (a .45-70 and a .223 bolt action) because I enjoy shooting those rifles much much much more. If I ever do another semi .223, it'll likely just sit in the back of my safe as a "just in case" gun.
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