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Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 04-14-2012, 11:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By Ruby476
Thanks everyone. I do have two scales - one...

Thanks everyone. I do have two scales - one small digital & the Lee beam scale. My only reloadable handgun caliber is 9mm. 45 is in the future. I also shoot .223/.30-30/.308 rifle so will...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 04-12-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By Ruby476
All set up...now what?

I have my new Lee turret press all set up. I read the ABC's of Reloading as well as the Lee book. Lyman 49 is on the way....
Feeling overwhelmed by bullet & powder issues/option! Each source...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 04-10-2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 315
Posted By Ruby476
Thank you JTJ for the quick response! Have my...

Thank you JTJ for the quick response!
Have my new press set up...reading 2 different manuals...thought I was getting ready to reload and hit that huge pile of powder/bullet data!
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 04-10-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 315
Posted By Ruby476
Importance of barrel twist?

I am new to reloading and am looking at a number of load data charts. Many cite test information that is different than my firearms. For example, both 30-30 and 308 Winchester with twists of 1:12...
Firearms Forum: General Handgun Discussion 01-24-2012, 10:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 621
Posted By Ruby476
I like the Walther PPS. Less than an inch thick...

I like the Walther PPS. Less than an inch thick and available in 9mm & .40. Have the 9mm. Comes with three magazines - 5/6/7 in single stack. The 5 shot is about an inch shorter than 7 shot....
Firearms Forum: General Handgun Discussion 01-24-2012, 10:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,071
Posted By Ruby476
I'm a lefty who is right-eye dominant. Slowing...

I'm a lefty who is right-eye dominant. Slowing training my left eye by wearing a flip-down opaque cover over right eye. Clips to glasses. I have no problems with a Walther PPS 9mm. Great for...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 01-06-2012, 01:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 698
Posted By Ruby476
.308 recommendations for Ruger No. 1

Just got a Ruger No. 1 in .308. Any suggestions for target/range ammo?

I saw earlier post about the Herter Ammo in .308. Its $10 for a box of 20 at Cabelas. Is it decent stuff? ...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 12-24-2011, 04:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 823
Posted By Ruby476
Browning 78 serial number - doesn't line up with website

Can anyone help me?
Browning Model B78 Serial Number 1303W37
Doesnt line up with serial numbers explained on Browning.com
Trying to determine age.
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 12-12-2011, 10:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,467
Posted By Ruby476
I don't hunt large game at this time. Just birds...

I don't hunt large game at this time. Just birds with shotgun. Perhaps next year - but its been years since deer hunting. Thinking more for of a range gun for distance shooting. And, to be...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 12-12-2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,467
Posted By Ruby476
Good question ACRhino...partly the way I like to...

Good question ACRhino...partly the way I like to range-shoot. Taking my time. Clear head, exhale, fire, repeat...I have a couple of nice bolt action rifles (.22 & .223). Semi-auto is not for me. ...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 12-12-2011, 12:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,467
Posted By Ruby476
Single shot rifle

I have been looking at single shot centerfire rifles and wanted to gather some opinions. I have recently handled three: Thompson Center Pro Hunter; Ruger No. 1 in .308; and a used (excellent...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 12-06-2011, 01:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,199
Posted By Ruby476
Thanks for all the input. Brings me back to my...

Thanks for all the input. Brings me back to my teen years and our NEF single shot 20 gauge.
Barrel cost is relative...seem to be a top quality firearm. $250-$350 for additional barrel seems OK...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 12-05-2011, 06:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,199
Posted By Ruby476
T/C Encore Pro Hunter - Opinions?

Would welcome any thoughts or comments on the Thompson Center Pro Hunter system. Pros & cons? Thanks in advance!
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 11-23-2011, 02:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 897
Posted By Ruby476
Lots of talk about Marlin & Henry...what about a...

Lots of talk about Marlin & Henry...what about a Browning BLR? I've been admiring the BLR in .308 - I too am a fan of iron sights on a lever gun.
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 11-10-2011, 02:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 365
Posted By Ruby476
Thompson/Center?

Still looking for a .223 or .308 rifle that will be primarily used for range/target. Saw/held a new Center Thompson Pro Hunter today. Completely surprised me - in a good way.

Am thinking about...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 11-06-2011, 08:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,225
Posted By Ruby476
I prefer thinking that the dealer was trying to...

I prefer thinking that the dealer was trying to look out for my best interest but phrased his opinion in a less than idea manner. I have purchased guns from him before. I went into the shop...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 11-04-2011, 11:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,225
Posted By Ruby476
Why not lever action?

I was in a well stocked & helpful gun shop today (independent - not box store) and was checking out a rifle. Just for the heck of it shouldered a new Browning BLR Lightweight in same caliber - .223. ...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 11-04-2011, 11:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,233
Posted By Ruby476
Absolutely! Its a great food neighborhood! I...

Absolutely! Its a great food neighborhood!
I grew up on 60+ acres on the Chester/Beckett border.
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 11-04-2011, 09:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,233
Posted By Ruby476
I currently live in NYC - Brooklyn. I grew up...

I currently live in NYC - Brooklyn. I grew up in rural Western Massachusetts.
You? NYC or NYS?
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 11-04-2011, 03:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,233
Posted By Ruby476
Very nice set up! Gonna run & pick it up...

Very nice set up! Gonna run & pick it up before its gone!
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 11-03-2011, 06:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,233
Posted By Ruby476
CZ-527 American - thoughts/comments?

I've got a line on a "used" NIB CZ-527 American in .223. With a decent scope. Haven't held it yet - but I have a CZ-452 in .22LR and really like it.
Will be 95% 100-200 yard target rifle.
Any...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 11-02-2011, 11:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,337
Posted By Ruby476
Thanks for the advice. Definitely don't need...

Thanks for the advice. Definitely don't need another "badguy" gun. But something about the lever action is appealing...perhaps wanting something other than my bolt rimfires...or its just...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 11-02-2011, 09:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,337
Posted By Ruby476
There are definitely variables. Am looking at a...

There are definitely variables. Am looking at a bolt or possibly lever action. Ideally a Browning. Out-of-box condition with no initial customizing. Target appropriate rounds.
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 11-02-2011, 09:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,337
Posted By Ruby476
Rifle recoil

In the search for a new rifle as I noted yesterday (thanks for the replies). Getting to an active/busy range and asking other shooters to try rifles is not realistic.

Reading Chuck Hawk's recoil...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 11-01-2011, 10:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,041
Posted By Ruby476
This certainly helps answer my questions from...

This certainly helps answer my questions from earlier today. I was leaning towards a .243 and the answers above helped a great deal.

Now to find the right gun...
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