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by minengr
Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:25 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Re-Evaluating Woods Defensive Loads
Replies: 36
Views: 4824

Re: Re-Evaluating Woods Defensive Loads

You know anything about driving up north in the winter? I am very proficient in Pennsylvania and Midwest snow, but days on end in the Yukon seems to be a whole other monster... Not personally. Years ago a buddy and his dad drove a full size Bronco and camper from Palmer? AK to So. IL over Christmas...
by minengr
Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Re-Evaluating Woods Defensive Loads
Replies: 36
Views: 4824

Re: Re-Evaluating Woods Defensive Loads

I would do the paperwork first to pass the border easier. It is fine to fill it out before hand, just wait to sign it in front of them. I've done it twice. The first time I signed it at home and when I handed it over that particular official wasn't very happy. He said next time wait and sign it at ...
by minengr
Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Re-Evaluating Woods Defensive Loads
Replies: 36
Views: 4824

Re: Re-Evaluating Woods Defensive Loads

If traveling through Canada, I'd check the laws first. I had the link at one time. You'll have to declare your firearm at the border, pay a fee, and submit paperwork. There is a .pdf for the paperwork, wait to sign it in front of them. I'm almost certain lever-guns must have at least an 18" barrel, ...
by minengr
Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Do You Trade in Your Guns?
Replies: 30
Views: 4546

Re: Do You Trade in Your Guns?

Off the top of my head I couldn't even tell you how many guns I've traded over the years. Wants, needs, and taste changes over the years. There are a couple I wish I still had, but none I shot on a regular basis. They would be nice to have in the collection, but they would be collecting dust, so I'd...
by minengr
Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Thinking about a 30-30
Replies: 16
Views: 1586

Re: Thinking about a 30-30

Everyone should own at least one 30-30. Mine happen to be winchester (one from 1920) but Marlin is a good choice too.
by minengr
Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: My last hunting rifle,..
Replies: 13
Views: 968

Re: My last hunting rifle,..

Ballistic gack aside, any reputable rifle with decent ammo will serve one just fine if shooting reasonable distances. If you're wanting to play the long range game things can get a bit more complicated. Good move dumping the factory stock. Personally, I'm not a fan of the .270, but there is no doubt...
by minengr
Sat Jan 28, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: nobody needs a shotgun.
Replies: 34
Views: 2846

Re: nobody needs a shotgun.

Can speak for other states but in Illinois It is unlawful to: use a rifle, handgun or airgun to take game birds or migratory game birds. Page 9 of Illinois Digest of Hunting and Trapping REGULATIONS 2016–2017. Pretty sure it's been a law for decades. From the US Fish and Wildlife Service, pertaining...
by minengr
Sat Jan 28, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: 300 blackout bolt gun that takes AR mags
Replies: 4
Views: 592

Re: 300 blackout bolt gun that takes AR mags

I haven't looked in awhile, but last time I checked there weren't many bolt-actions offered in 300BLK buy anyone. The only one I found was a Rem Mod 7, and those were dropped due to lack of sales from what I heard.
by minengr
Sat Dec 17, 2016 10:22 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: HELP: advice on bolt action carbines/scout rifles
Replies: 57
Views: 5146

Re: HELP: advice on bolt action carbines/scout rifles

I disagree with your assertion that freefloated barrels make guns more fragile. The barrels on older milsurp rifles tend to be thin and suffer barrel whip if not tightly supported by the stock and/or barrel bands. All the rifles I pointed out have barrels that are supported by the stock and/or barr...
by minengr
Sun Oct 02, 2016 10:09 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Help me set up my Howa .300 Win Mag
Replies: 34
Views: 2863

Re: Help me set up my Howa .300 Win Mag

If you like the extra power, I'd highly recommend the SS10x, I personally have a couple. If I were buying new I'd go with the MQ recticle, they also offer it in 6x. They are a bit heavier but the added elevation adjustments available make it a better choice than other fixed scopes. I also have a Leu...
by minengr
Fri Sep 02, 2016 10:57 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: So I am taking the plunge for a carry permit. Holsters?
Replies: 32
Views: 2736

Re: So I am taking the plunge for a carry permit. Holsters?

Dark Star Appendix IWB for my Glock 43 is my current goto.
by minengr
Fri Sep 02, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: Ammo, lead & pregnancy
Replies: 10
Views: 1875

Re: Ammo, lead & pregnancy

If you're a reloader, don't take a deep breath when popping the top off your tumbler. Wash your hand well and you should be fine.
by minengr
Fri Sep 02, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Cost of getting into reloading?
Replies: 9
Views: 1021

Re: Cost of getting into reloading?

I've snagged some decent deals on ebay. Do not be afraid to buy older used equipment. The older brown/purple Redding powder throwers are just as good as the new green ones and are usually much cheaper.
by minengr
Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:21 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Caliber conundrum
Replies: 34
Views: 4857

Re: Caliber conundrum

FWIW, I've got dies for reloading at least 20 different calibers, I don't remember how many others I've owned over the years, however, I do know 7.25 has never been one of them. 9mm all the way and don't look back.
by minengr
Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Talk me out of a Bhp
Replies: 17
Views: 1718

Re: Talk me out of a Bhp

I've had an assembled in Portugal and and assembled in Belgium BHP. Both are now gone and I don't really miss them. If I buy another full size double stack 9mm, it's going to be a Glock 17, or 17 MOS. I doubt the extra 4 round will make any difference but I fell out of love for the BHP a few years b...
by minengr
Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: .357 Magnum, the all in one round?
Replies: 44
Views: 4566

Re: .357 Magnum, the all in one round?

I'd have to check my records, but I'm pretty sure the first rifle I purchased was a WIn 94 trapper in 38/357. While not the optimal choice it saw a lot of Nevada with me. However I have a soft spot for my 92 copy in 45 Colt. That cartridge can really come alive in a lever-gun. I've still need to get...
by minengr
Thu Sep 01, 2016 6:38 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Deer Rifle conundrum
Replies: 11
Views: 1471

Re: Deer Rifle conundrum

Location and wind direction are probably going to play a bigger role than which rifle you choose. I'll always take a scope over irons. Personally, I like a heavy duplex reticle when deer hunting. The majority of my deer hunting has been in fairly thick timber and it can get dark those last 10min of ...
by minengr
Thu Sep 01, 2016 6:20 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: New ATF ammo ruling...are we screwed? What does it really me
Replies: 11
Views: 1728

Re: New ATF ammo ruling...are we screwed? What does it reall

I'm fairly certain there were several factors involved in the backtrack by the ATF. One of which may have been someone realizing the immense increase in paperwork they were creating for themselves. They aren't going to stop reloading. Hell, worst case you can apply for an ammo manufacturer FFL. I Ju...
by minengr
Mon Jul 25, 2016 2:12 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Let's say you have to cross the country in the ZPAW
Replies: 35
Views: 7301

Re: Let's say you have to cross the country in the ZPAW

I've lived most of my life in Southern Illinois, but spent a little over a year working in Central Nevada. As someone that has made that trip a few times, I'd most defiantly leave ASAP. I70 would be the quickest way for me. However, there is the matter of crossing the Mississippi River and the Rocki...
by minengr
Sun Jul 10, 2016 1:36 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: .22 detachable magazine vs. tube magazine
Replies: 53
Views: 4667

Re: .22 detachable magazine vs. tube magazine

I think I've own(ed) about every config but a pump. Each have their +/-. For ease of use it's hard to beat a mod 60. Reloading does take a bit longer, but I can't imagine what situation would require a speed reload with a .22lr. Whatever that situation may be, I'd probably want something besides a 2...
by minengr
Fri Jun 03, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Show and Tell thread, Handgun edition
Replies: 717
Views: 145856

Re: Show and Tell thread, Handgun edition

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TRP and a 1000 rounds of ammo
by minengr
Fri Jun 03, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Show and Tell thread, Handgun edition
Replies: 717
Views: 145856

Re: Show and Tell thread, Handgun edition

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Colt 1911 circa 1917
Illinois wire lug watch circa 1904ish
WWII vintage ammo
by minengr
Thu May 19, 2016 1:04 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Marlin Model 60 modifications (Pic Heavy)
Replies: 52
Views: 38511

Re: Marlin Model 60 modifications (Pic Heavy)

I have one that was my fathers. Technically it's a Mod 99 (I think, a little fancier triggerguard), but it has very nice wood as well. I'm in the process of refinishing it. Hope to get it up and running again before squirrel season.
by minengr
Wed May 11, 2016 1:48 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on .458 Win Mag?
Replies: 7
Views: 1129

Re: Thoughts on .458 Win Mag?

Don't have a 458wm, but my smokeless muzzle loader is pretty close. It's 45 cal shooting 70gr of imr 4198 which is similar to a milder 458 wm. It isn't wasn't fun to sight in. If I wanted a boomer, I'd be looking more toward a 338 RUM. Better bullets and more potential applications. Also, I wouldn't...

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