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Firearms Forum: General Shotgun Discussion 03-25-2013, 01:13 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,627
Posted By ChicagoJoe
CMJ, welcome to the forum. Your experience...

CMJ, welcome to the forum.

Your experience reinforces my decision not to buy any Remington firearms until The Freedom Group sells the brand to someone who 1. cares about firearms, 2. knows how...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 03-19-2013, 10:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 322
Posted By ChicagoJoe
I have a Vanguard S2 in .308 and love it. It is...

I have a Vanguard S2 in .308 and love it. It is very accurate (9/16" groups with Remington CoreLokt 180gr), functions reliably and the fit/finish is great. It has a smooth two-stage trigger, which...
Firearms Forum: General Shotgun Discussion 03-19-2013, 10:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 267
Posted By ChicagoJoe
New Weatherby SA08

After much wavering and bugging others for advice I got off the dime and bought a Weatherby SA08 20g today. I can pick it up tomorrow.

Now the wife and I are both equipped to shoot this Spring.
Firearms Forum: General Shotgun Discussion 03-18-2013, 11:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 373
Posted By ChicagoJoe
Deciding on a shotgun

Ok, I took the plunge and sold my Ruger Red Label 12g to Cabelas. They rated it at 98% and gave me $750. I know a private sale would have netted me more money, but I did not want to deal with the...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 03-04-2013, 01:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,501
Posted By ChicagoJoe
Is the Remington 783 just a re-branded version of...

Is the Remington 783 just a re-branded version of the Marlin X7 (they are both owned by The Freedom Group)?
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 02-20-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,833
Posted By ChicagoJoe
If you do not have your heart set on a Remington,...

If you do not have your heart set on a Remington, I would consider other rifle brands such as Savage (11/111), Tikka (T3), and Weatherby (Vanguard S2). The past few years Remington's QC has dropped...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 02-18-2013, 01:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,419
Posted By ChicagoJoe
I recommend 7MM-08, .308 (if .308 reappears in...

I recommend 7MM-08, .308 (if .308 reappears in stores after the post Sandy Hook 'military' ammo run), and if you are making longer shots but do not want to much recoil 25-06 and 270.
Firearms Forum: Curio & Relic Discussion 02-08-2013, 02:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,664
Posted By ChicagoJoe
1943 Lee Enfield No 4 Mk I

1943 Lee Enfield No 4 Mk I
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 02-04-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,352
Posted By ChicagoJoe
Since .308 is nowhere to be found after the run...

Since .308 is nowhere to be found after the run on 'military' ammo, the 7mm-08 is a great choice, especially if you reload.

Have you considered the Weatherby Vanguard S2? It is very well made,...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 02-02-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 919
Posted By ChicagoJoe
If you want availability and lower priced ammo,...

If you want availability and lower priced ammo, go with the .270 (or .308, or 30-06, for that matter). Seven mm-08 is a great round, but it is relatively expensive and there is not much selection...
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 01-27-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 249
Posted By ChicagoJoe
Vanguard S2 Transformation

I am in the process of altering my .308 Weatherby Vanguard S2 and would like some feedback from the peanut gallery. The rifle is at a gunsmith now, having the barrel shortened from 24" to 21". I hunt...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 01-25-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,356
Posted By ChicagoJoe
What Mulie said. I bought a 7MM-08 only to learn...

What Mulie said. I bought a 7MM-08 only to learn that Rem CoreLokt cost $29.99/box (if it was even in stock) while CoreLokt for my old 30-06 cost just $19.99/box. I do not reload, so my next rifle...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 01-25-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 538
Posted By ChicagoJoe
Weatherby Vanguard S2 transformation

I am in the process of altering my .308 Weatherby Vanguard S2 and would like some feedback from the peanut gallery. The rifle is at a gunsmith now, having the barrel shortened from 24" to 21". I hunt...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 01-17-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 663
Posted By ChicagoJoe
They had some expensive Winchester .308 ammo at...

They had some expensive Winchester .308 ammo at Dicks, but no Remington CoreLokt, which my rifle likes. I could not bring myself to spend close to $40/box when my preferred ammo costs just $19.99.
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 01-16-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 663
Posted By ChicagoJoe
No .308 at Cabelas

Normally, when I go to Cabelas they have .308 ammo in at least three bullet weights from at least three manufacturers. Today they had no .308 ammo. Zero. Nada. Zilch. And the gun counter there...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 01-14-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,820
Posted By ChicagoJoe
Do you hunt deer, bear or elk in dense woods...

Do you hunt deer, bear or elk in dense woods where the shots are close?
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 01-14-2013, 03:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,070
Posted By ChicagoJoe
Mitch, I have a Vanguard S2 in .308 that...

Mitch,

I have a Vanguard S2 in .308 that shoots great, but I too am considering some modifications. Specifically, I plan on having a gunsmith shorten the barrel from 24' to 20' or 21' and put an...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 01-14-2013, 01:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,741
Posted By ChicagoJoe
I agree with Dave Petzel from Field and Stream:...

I agree with Dave Petzel from Field and Stream: Resist the lure of the tough kicking magnum calibers - the ammo is expensive, you will develop a flinch and the animal will be no deader shot with a...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 01-10-2013, 11:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,104
Posted By ChicagoJoe
Shortening and recrowning barrel

Has anyone here shortened and re-crowned a barrel? Has anyone cold-blued exposed metal on a rifle? I am contemplating shortening my Weatherby Vanguard S2 barrel from 24" to 20" or 21". Ole Larry...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 01-09-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,820
Posted By ChicagoJoe
I recommend the Savage over the Remington since...

I recommend the Savage over the Remington since Big Green's QC has declined over the past few years. You may also want to consider the Weatherby Vanguard S2, Tikka T3 or even the Marlin X7, which...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 12-29-2012, 11:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 445
Posted By ChicagoJoe
Freedom Group for Sale

I just read that Cerberus is planning to sell the Freedom Group which owns Remington, Marlin, Bushmaster, Advanced Armament, DPMS, Dakota Arms and H&R. Wouldn't it be great if FN bought them and...
Firearms Forum: General Shotgun Discussion 12-27-2012, 09:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,227
Posted By ChicagoJoe
Does your wife have a single sister? Hell, does...

Does your wife have a single sister? Hell, does she have a sister who is married to a guy that her family doesn't like?
Firearms Forum: General Shotgun Discussion 12-27-2012, 09:41 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,627
Posted By ChicagoJoe
CMJ, I had some trouble with two Remington rifles...

CMJ, I had some trouble with two Remington rifles last year and after experiencing mixed results with the service reps at Big Green I tracked down the VP of Service Operations responsible for...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 12-27-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,695
Posted By ChicagoJoe
By 24-06 did you mean 25-06? Why did you not...

By 24-06 did you mean 25-06? Why did you not include the ubiquitous .270?
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 12-12-2012, 10:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,514
Posted By ChicagoJoe
Both are sold everywhere you can buy ammo and are...

Both are sold everywhere you can buy ammo and are similarly priced for same brand ammo. For example, a box of Rem Corelokt in .308 or 30-06 is around $20/box.
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