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K_Josh87

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About K_Josh87

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  • Birthday 09/24/1987

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    Le Center, MN
  1. do u ever feel like this place is as empty as a monday morning church these days???
  2. Couple shots of the new area...
  3. Anybody up to anything interesting lately? I am now loading for a 22-250, 3 .223s, 2 .300win mags, was loading for a .243, and 45 acp, and plan to pick up supplies for my 40 soon... looking into building a lead trap so i can start saving some of my lead, and possibly melt and sell it or cast my own lead... Also picked up a lee shot shell loader from a buddy and plan to give a few shot shells a try... Also planning on expanding my bench this week... been nice to have some time to get back to doing this this winter! Boy I enjoy it...
  4. Howdy, I decided to try my hand at bedding an older (1965) Winchester model 70 in a 300 win mag... Everything went very well, I did however put the bedding all the way through the forearm to seal it up nice, and add strength to the whole works... however, in looking back at directional videos i realized that I put my bedding tape all the way back to the recoil lug, rather than stopping it short of the chamber... Will this be an issue, or should I rebed this area prior to firing??? I also did not put bedding tape on the underside of the recoil lug, The front and both sides I did... which also was not exactly how the video I watched showed (Midways video)... SOOO lesson learned I should have triple checked myself... but, wondering if either of these are big issues, or if it will be OK...
  5. sako has the new a7s i think they are... might be worth looking into...
  6. it appears the x bolt comes in a .338 win mag.... and a .300 win mag, but not a .300 win short mag... i'm not up on these sizes of calibers much, actually just picked up a old 1965 model 70 in a 300 win mag from a friend tonight to try to tune a load up for... kind of excited to get to know this cartridge again... I to like to change it up once in a while... just sold a .243 to go to a 22-250 just basically to try something new for my predator rifle... I love this x bolt though I highly doubt it will ever leave my ownership... and I will own another one or more in a large caliber some day...
  7. Have you looked into a browning X bolt? I just picked one up in a 22-250 and it is a super smooth rifle, with an awesome trigger... not sure they have the caliber you are looking for though...
  8. Rob, We did 1/2 hour sets this past week in Iowa... And we had to hunt day light, and had plenty of great ground to cover... the first farm wed morning on our second stand, we called one in picture perfect, and my friend took him at about 80 yds, a small male, came into the distress calls... the 4th stand on that farm, after a half hour I hit the pup distress and had 3 come in hard, from the worst possible spot they could for us to see/get a shot, and they stopped at about 250 and turned.... this farm has ben hunted hard, and several shots taken in the last couple weeks, (Ours made number 5 in about a 3 weeks time) but they are calving on the farm so they want it hunted hard to keep them pushed out. Nothing the rest of the day... Thursday hunted hard with a 15-20 MPH wind and 70 degrees... nothing... had one on a stand that appeared to take the very easy route to wind us.... (the road) and ran right to the truck and turned and burned... ( found tracks when walking out...) other than that no sign of a coyote. yesterday morning, beautiful stand, yotes could come from every direction so split and watched to ways, ( but couldn't stay close enought to communicate... or didn't think of it at least, our bad) but buddy had two that he saw right away at beginning of call sequence at 300 yds, and they never once lifted a head or ear to the call... they went about there business as normal and eventually split and dissapeared... hoping they where moving in, the only way they'd catch wind we would have seen them... but no go... we gave them an hour and never caught glimpse... beautiful lad to hunt down there... we can to the conclusion they where not hungry, they where lazy in the warm weather, and they are bred up already... so very enjoyable few days... wish we would have knocked a couple more down though...
  9. K_Josh87

    Mitch takes a couple

    rob, Have you ever heard of James Calhoon bullets? the HSOforum is jamescalhoon.com.... but he has a 52gr double hollow point... I have not tried these yet... but I have been told they are the cats meow for pelt rounds... you have to order the bullets right off his wed site... unfortunately my 22-250 was shooting about 4" groups out of the box, so it went back... and i am waiting for that to return... and had to borrow a 223 for our trip...
  10. K_Josh87

    Leveling scope

    Thanks, I actually saw a level kit last night at gander i think it was, thats the first time i have seen them... I think they where around 35 bucks...
  11. K_Josh87

    Leveling scope

    subscribed.... also curious how this might work...
  12. so... sorting through these... figured i'd bump this... I just purchased this in a 22-250... and SO far i would say I am not calling this a "sweet shooter" and in my book a sweet shooter is a gun you can grab a box of bullets, load it up, and it shoots an decent grouping at 100 yds... I now have 220 rounds through it or so... and honestly yes, it is some of the cheapest soft points you can find... and.... it does OKAY... and I am SURE it can do better... but the barrel should be broke in now, so, time to focus on dialing it in... So, just curious what others experiences are... I plan to work up loads in it, so have not tried any higher end bullets in this yet... so, I am not ruling it out, just curious how others feel about there rugar ameriacans... I like my other rugar guns, and have had to send a pistol off the bat, and rugar fixed it and took good care of me... and its a sweet gun... so hoping this thing dials in nicely... Whats everyone elses experiences???
  13. K_Josh87

    Trading in guns

    sounds like you did alright, and got what you really wanted...
  14. K_Josh87

    Trading in guns

    i just sold a rifle PP, (to someone I know well) and turned around and bought a different one... but you are better off at smaller gun shops... they will take better care of you in the big picture... example, I sold a .243, bought a 22-250... gun shop guy took all of my reloading supplies and reloaded rounds, and extra factory rounds in on trade... I let them go for 50% what I had into them, but all in all, totaled about $270 worth of traded in things towards new rifle... sold the one i had for a price simular to trade in... but also got decent money our of scope and bi pod, which would have not really helped on trade in, allowing me to upgrade scopes on the new rifle... Walts Sportsshop in Mankato is where I did my deal... Scheels also seems to have fair trade in prices, for them to buy it out right you do not do as well... they always tell me at scheels, 75% what they can sell it for... so you have to figure a "new" rifle, in there eyes is still used, they cannot place it on the shelf and sell it as new if it has been out of the store... so, i'd say 50-60% new value on trade, if you are lucky...
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    Mitch takes a couple

    what caliber and bullet weight are you using? am picking up my new 22-250 today, thought i'd load vmaxs for it in a 55 grain...
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