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Old 06-22-2013, 06:55 AM   #29866
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Old man Herter was kind of unusual. He sold a lot of kits to fiberglass the bottom of wooden boats and all kinds of hunting and camping gear.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/07/bo...s-t.html?_r=2&
I have an old Herter's catalog as well as the "Bull Cook" book. Herter was a hoot for sure. I remember one of his claims was that you could take a fifth of the cheapest whisky you could find and pour a shot of apple juice in it...which of course would turn it into the finest imaginable:-) One of a kind.
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Old 06-22-2013, 10:04 AM   #29867
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Herter's was fun to visit. They had a couple of quonset huts with the "sale" stuff, what a flea market that was, canoes, snowmobiles, Herter's brand mini bikes, a total mess.

I loaded more on my Dad's C-press from Herter's than the Rock Chucker I bought him for Christmas 45 years ago.
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Old 06-23-2013, 03:20 PM   #29868
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Took a New Yorker shooting today....

So my Cousin, in spite of being from Colorado, is rather sophisticated, and for some obscure reason, married a guy from New York. They have a 12 year old son. So, since we had some time and a nice sunny day, I suggested that maybe his son would like to go pop off some .22's, and did they want to go to the range?

Well, we loaded up a bunch of stuff, including borrowing moms BL-22 "ladies gun", which I have not shot in years.

It was a blast - the boy turned out to be a natural at it, at 25 yards hitting several x rings with the scoped .22 and a good bunch of shots with the BL-22 and iron sights.

I also brought the K-22 pistol and they had fun blasting away with that fun pistol.

I also brought out my PX4 Storm [.40 S&W] but my Cousin in law demurred, it being so powerful. Was a fun couple of hours, as always.
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Old 06-23-2013, 04:34 PM   #29869
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The Ballard started life as a standard #9 Union Hill, made in 1883. It was setup as a black powder cartridge rifle (BPCR) competition gun by Ron Long before I purchased it. It has a .45-70 Ron Long barrel with Montana Vintage globe front (with spirit level) and long-range Soule rear sight with a Hadley eye cup. Ron also replaced the original single trigger with an original Ballard #8 double set trigger. I got it in the early '90s. I had the action charcoal case color hardened by the Ballard factory in Cody, Wyoming. Interestingly, Ron Long was working there at that time and enjoyed seeing the rifle again. I had also got a gorgeous block of wood with it and had that stock made (saved the original stock, of course). I cast my own 505gr bullets and loaded with Goex black powder. It shot well under a MOA and was a wonderful competition shooter. Unfortunately, I sold it in a moment of weakness several years ago to someone who wanted it more than I did after I drifted away from shooting competitions. I'm still black and blue from kicking myself for that decision.
Yeah, I would be regretting that too. I guess I have to try to visit the Ballard factory in Cody next time I am up that way. I find the company very interesting and loved to read up on it. Here is a good writeup:
http://www.riflemagazine.com/magazin...d=104&magid=12
And some early Ballard art:
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Old 06-24-2013, 12:57 PM   #29870
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Ooops, I did it again.

There is this ban on high capacity mags, and there was this FNS-9 sitting in the LGS, he was all lonely after sitting there at least a month, and I thought to my self that hey, at least he can be warm at my place too....

Plus 3 boxes of 9 mm to go with it.

Now all I need is an FNX-45....snort.
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Old 06-24-2013, 01:22 PM   #29871
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3 Colts and a pair of Winchesters.

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Old 06-24-2013, 06:42 PM   #29872
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I swapped out uppers this weekend. I didn't realize how friggin heavy that 20" bull barrel was until I put the 16" on.

I'm debating on either getting this 16" barrel cut down, or just getting a 14.5" barrel.

I keep saying the next build will be a SBR. I guess I should get that started. I hear that it's anywhere from 6 months to a year to get the stamp right now.


Anywho, before.......




and after, much lighter.

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Old 06-24-2013, 08:53 PM   #29873
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Just installed a 6.5 Creedmor Krieger on my DPMS upper. Waiting on go = no go guages before I break it in. Wanting to see how well I can run an AR platform between 600 and a 1000.

Reloading supplies were readily available this time. Dies, Hornady Brass, 120 Amax, and 140 Sierra Match Kings.... No 140 Amax in sight.

It was fun to do my own work on it. First time for me on the uppers.
Well, finally got out to break in the barrel on this beast. I am pleased.. I ran 120 AMAX Hornady factory ammo in it to set her up. Bore sighted the 8x32 bench rest scope at a 100 yard gong and then ran the first rounds at paper to see where they would go.
I followed the break in that Krieger suggested (sort of) cleaned between first five rounds, then between each five rounds for about 35 total...

Below is the first five shots out of the barrel. One, then clicked correction, then 2,3,4,5.........


Oh yeah!!

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Old 06-24-2013, 08:57 PM   #29874
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It has a baby brother .223 Rock River that runs like that at a hundred...

30 consecutive shots at 100. five each target. Harder than it looks.




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Old 06-24-2013, 10:00 PM   #29875
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It has a baby brother .223 Rock River that runs like that at a hundred...

30 consecutive shots at 100. five each target. Harder than it looks.




Impressive groups, spectacular for an autoloader
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Old 06-25-2013, 09:48 AM   #29876
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Well, finally got out to break in the barrel on this beast. I am pleased.. I ran 120 AMAX Hornady factory ammo in it to set her up. Bore sighted the 8x32 bench rest scope at a 100 yard gong and then ran the first rounds at paper to see where they would go.
I followed the break in that Krieger suggested (sort of) cleaned between first five rounds, then between each five rounds for about 35 total...

Below is the first five shots out of the barrel. One, then clicked correction, then 2,3,4,5.........


Oh yeah!!

Outstanding!!!
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Old 06-25-2013, 12:33 PM   #29877
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H&R 308 bull

Got my H&R 308 bull today from Remington.
H&R barrel program is GREAT.
Got an email this morning that my gun was on my way, few hours later UPS was here with it.
The turn around time was about a month, with periodic email updates.

can't wait to try it!
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Old 06-25-2013, 01:43 PM   #29878
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In keeping with the little gun collecting I have done lately...here is my newest little toy.

Serial number and markings put it at early 1940 gun....internet pic....dang that photo is bigger than the real thing.

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Old 06-25-2013, 04:16 PM   #29879
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Well, finally got out to break in the barrel on this beast. I am pleased.. I ran 120 AMAX Hornady factory ammo in it to set her up. Bore sighted the 8x32 bench rest scope at a 100 yard gong and then ran the first rounds at paper to see where they would go.
I followed the break in that Krieger suggested (sort of) cleaned between first five rounds, then between each five rounds for about 35 total...

Below is the first five shots out of the barrel. One, then clicked correction, then 2,3,4,5.........


Oh yeah!!

MUST........CONTROL.......FEELINGSS........OF..... ..ENVY......MUST......CONTROL......

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Old 06-25-2013, 04:39 PM   #29880
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NEF fans... Walmart is clearancing the H&R Topper line. I'm picking up a 12ga tomorrow for $89.
That's probably what my brother paid for mine in 1983.
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