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by Rick in Oregon
Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Reloading the .204 Ruger
Topic: Hornaday brass
Replies: 7
Views: 203

Re: Hornaday brass

The primary gripe about Hornady brass, specifically in 204R caliber was notoriously tight primer pockets that uniforming tools would not even fit into. Some complained about neck brittleness, but I can't comment on that, as I only used 40 cases in 204R long ago. My Sinclair or K&M unformer would...
by Rick in Oregon
Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Optics
Topic: Scpoe Mounts for Anschutz 1517 Heavy Barrel?
Replies: 6
Views: 126

Re: Scpoe Mounts for Anschutz 1517 Heavy Barrel?

[i][b]are those Talley bases used with the drilled & tapped holes and Talley rings on top? You think I can get by with mediums? Those aren't the Talley one piece lightweight base/rings your using are they? Jim, I used Talley steel bases with their steel ring set on my Annie 1517D HB. My Leupold...
by Rick in Oregon
Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Optics
Topic: Scpoe Mounts for Anschutz 1517 Heavy Barrel?
Replies: 6
Views: 126

Re: Scpoe Mounts for Anschutz 1517 Heavy Barrel?

Jim, for my Annie 1517D HB, I chose Talley rings for my Leupold VX2 4-12X LR scope. I don't like a 1911 rail on a svelte rifle such as these, feeling it just adds too much clutter on a sleek rifle (purly subjective, I know). http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g66/packrat1/Rifles%20Load%20Dev%202010/D...
by Rick in Oregon
Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Swap Meet
Topic: WTB: Rem 700 SA RH Bolt / FOUND ONE
Replies: 1
Views: 101

Re: WTB: Rem 700 SA RH Bolt

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by Rick in Oregon
Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Predator and Varmint Hunting
Topic: Morning Walkabout with my 20VT
Replies: 9
Views: 224

Re: Morning Walkabout with my 20VT

jpx: Knoxville TN, eh? I've got a very dear longtime friend in TN, up in Rogersville who's a dedicated shooter. Once a few years back when I was visiting, he and I went out with rifles and had a great time shooting woodchucks all around his "holler". I know there are no rock chucks in TN,...
by Rick in Oregon
Sat May 27, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Swap Meet
Topic: Wtb todd kinder book
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: Wtb todd kinder book

Todd has it in stock at The Woodchuck Den, along with his "Sensational Seventeens". http://www.woodchuckden.com He's the one that started talking me into a 20VT back in 1998, but it took me about five more years to finally take the plunge....slow learner, but I've never looked back. He the...
by Rick in Oregon
Fri May 26, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Predator and Varmint Hunting
Topic: Morning Walkabout with my 20VT
Replies: 9
Views: 224

Re: Morning Walkabout with my 20VT

Well then jpx, until then, here's a closeup pic of a local rock chuck until you can view one through your own scope. ;) http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g66/packrat1/20VT%20Chucks%206-12/DSC_0060-2.jpg This was taken from my truck using a 200mm lens, as there's no self-respecting rock chuck that wo...
by Rick in Oregon
Thu May 25, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: .204 Ruger Forum
Topic: Big bullet drop
Replies: 16
Views: 423

Re: Big bullet drop

dsandfort wrote:I have been guilty of wrong way turns on a scope or 2.


I'm also guilty of that, and I wondered the exact same thing. Seems like this issue is human-related, and not mechanical or ballistically induced. In the end, I've muttered to myself....."crap, I did that?" :oops:
by Rick in Oregon
Wed May 24, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Predator and Varmint Hunting
Topic: Morning Walkabout with my 20VT
Replies: 9
Views: 224

Re: Morning Walkabout with my 20VT

I'm wanting to do a PD shoot out your way but have to get my "stuff" in order before I can actually plan one out. ;) jpx: No prairie dogs here, you've got to get over the Continental Divide to get into PD country, but most places west of the Rockies have ground squirrels and rock chucks. ...
by Rick in Oregon
Tue May 23, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: .204 Ruger Forum
Topic: Big bullet drop
Replies: 16
Views: 423

Re: Big bullet drop

Paul, same load, same exact POA for the 200 yard target?

Sumthin' ain't right for sure, especially at that velocity. No scope adjustment done for the 200 yard target? No wind blowing in from a nearby canyon or other anomaly?
by Rick in Oregon
Mon May 22, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Predator and Varmint Hunting
Topic: Morning Walkabout with my 20VT
Replies: 9
Views: 224

Re: Morning Walkabout with my 20VT

Good read. Did Ruby "fetch 'em for you ?? :) Thanks. No, Ruby is truck-bound when dad is out and about with his rifle. Chucks are pretty savvy, and if they see you, even at 100 yards, most will dive for cover. You may get a head and eyeball peeking over a rock, but best to keep low and slow, a...
by Rick in Oregon
Mon May 22, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Predator and Varmint Hunting
Topic: Every Day Carry Piece for Bunnies?
Replies: 5
Views: 183

Re: Every Day Carry Piece for Bunnies?

Thanks there, Jim. As for that Woodsman Match Target pistol recently acquired.....the answer is a flat "no". I've not even fired it yet! It's in the safe in a gun sock in pristine condition. I took it on our last two squirrel shooting adventures, but it never came out of the truck, as I wa...
by Rick in Oregon
Mon May 22, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Predator and Varmint Hunting
Topic: Morning Walkabout with my 20VT
Replies: 9
Views: 224

Morning Walkabout with my 20VT

The snow is finally all gone, the sun is finally out here on the high desert, and the rock chucks and sage rats are running amok. That of course means it's time to grab a rifle and do a bit of a walkabout. Figured I'd just zip out with Ruby for an hour or so the other morning for some rock pile crui...
by Rick in Oregon
Sat May 20, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: Optics
Topic: New 204 Owner looking at optics
Replies: 8
Views: 312

Re: New 204 Owner looking at optics

Ranch565 wrote:ok, figured out the whole photo thing


Don't think so. Use the IMG code and your photos will appear on the forum. :D
by Rick in Oregon
Mon May 15, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Reloading the .204 Ruger
Topic: Which Die set to get?
Replies: 7
Views: 253

Re: Which Die set to get?

Now I roll my rounds across the table just to see if I need to separate any rounds from the group. All very good advice from Skipper. The Sinclair catalog also has tech-tips you won't find anywhere else. Although rolling the rounds across the table will reveal any gross runout, it you really want a...

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