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Posted on 03/31/2014 3:00:21 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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I want this guy’s name so that when he comes to Denver I can buy him, his girl, and his family a BIG steak diner. Bravo!!!
The National Association for Gun Rights (NAGR) is giving away two Savage Lapua for their March drawing. You still have a couple of hours to enter. No membership or donation needed.
I’m not a member, but I get their (sometimes irritating) emails.
Make that Dinner I can’t afford the diner.
My wildcat is made from the 5.6 X 50R Magnum case necked up to 6.5MM. They are not the easiest case to acquire, as it is a European round, but the 223 case diameter does very well in the older Contender frames regarding case head thrust against the breech face.
The 6.5 JDJ Contender round was based on a necked up 225 Win. case. It has a slight rim as it is the .473 diameter case head of the 30’06 family of cases. Rimmed cases are best in the break open guns.
I knew a guy who would chamber a barrel for you utilizing his developed process using Electrical discharge machining techniques similar to the Magna Port process. All you had to do was give him a barrel and a dummy cartridge you made. No chambering reamers were used.
I used to have a fairly good assortment of TC Contender barrels tho only two frames. The barrels were all standard calibers.
I pretty much permanently kept a .22 mag barrel on one of them and it caused me to lose our gun club’s all comers match.
I was leading in points with the next to last event being shooting steel chickens at 100 yards. For some reason, they were not scoring on knocking them over but just for hits. After each round some guy would spray paint them to cover any hits.
Since a hit was all that was required, I decided to use the .22 mag. A few minutes before I was to shoot, the scope fell off. I should have just used my .357 model 27 but foolishly put the scope back on and tightened it down hoping it had held it’s zero. Well it hadn’t and I missed them all. I ended up losing the match by a single point.
Yeah, you have to be attentive to the scope mounts on pistols.
For the heavier calibers I’ll go with a modified 6-screw Weaver rail with up to 4 rings on a straight bull barrel. Never had any trouble.
Pistols are far harder on scopes than rifles are. Usually the scope will slide forward in the rings due to inertia and recoil if they are not secure. I usually put some Avery label strips inside the rings. I have this setup on my 444 Marlin, 358 Bellm Contender barrels.
I think I’m a few years beyond their recruiting age, and I don’t believe they give out scopes as induction bonuses either.
Get ready to buck up big. Scopes by Schmidt & Bender, Nightforce and others start at $2K and go up from there to “you gotta be kidding”.
I have never been a real fan of scopes on pistols or revolvers. They tend to make them really bulky and the cross hairs seem to make sighting errors really dance around.
Oddly enough, I don’t even like them all that well on high powered rifles, preferring a Redfield or Lyman receiver sight with a sourdough front.
Now I do like scopes on .22 rimfire rifles as long as they are small and high quality. Redfield used to make a dussy. It had a 3/4 inch barrel but with fairly large bells. Really small but bright, strong and good optics.
Something odd is a high power spring air rifle will destroy a scope faster than any thing especially if it is a magnum.
And his mom.
Yeah, the only pistols I have them on are the single-shots. The Contender is an ideal handloader’s experimentation platform. I hunt from tree stands mostly so a rest is nearby for scope use.
The spring air guns need special scopes resistant to the front to back straight line inertia of the gun mechanism.
Jolly good and Allahu fubar!
There is a total of 75 videos on this subject.
Odungo is pissed....once he hears about this he’ll change the ROE so that all snipers must use common binoculars with
the kmart brand label (since walmart is on his personal s**t list).....
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