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  1. frog stealer

    Woodleigh Bullets - Feedback for Production Requested

    That’s great news. Is there a way we can sign up for an email notification when you receive stock? Do you have any estimate when your first shipment will arrive?
  2. frog stealer

    Woodleigh Bullets - Feedback for Production Requested

    Raven Rocks, are you the official US distributor?
  3. frog stealer

    FAIR double

    Where did you purchase this?
  4. frog stealer

    .500 NE Reloading - Noobie Questions

    I’ve had good luck with nitro for black loads in my Heym 577, give these a try (from Graeme’s book):
  5. frog stealer

    10's & 12 3.5"

    I love my browning gold 10…as mentioned above, theoretically a bigger bore will pattern better due to the shorter shot string. That being said, I have a 20 gauge pump that is just as effective at killing turkeys at long range with my TSS handloads, but I find myself reaching for the big 10 most...
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    source for Merkel side by side 20 gauge shotgun

    I hope I save you some time and frustration…T&G themselves are great to deal with, I purchased a combination gun from them a few years ago. However, when I asked about a base model 40e in 12g, the “Merkel Guy” associated with T&G responded back with a price list that started at $12k. I responded...
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    Woodleigh Bullets - Feedback for Production Requested

    .585 750gr Soft .585 650gr BPE .375 270gr PP .375 300gr PP .308 180gr .277 130gr
  8. frog stealer

    Finally, my Heym 89b, 577 NE

    I guess I can’t tell any difference from other large bore rifles…but the one time I forgot to put my hearing protection in it was definitely loud!
  9. frog stealer

    1955 Winchester Model 70 In 270win

    Nice rifle at a fair price. I love my pre-64 m70s, I have a .220 swift standard rifle and a featherweight in .30-06. To the buyer: Boyd’s makes some halfway decent stocks for not a lot of money. I recommend buying one for hunting in inclement weather, leaving the original at home.
  10. frog stealer

    chronograph,,, I need a new one

    Garmin all the way, I sold all of my other chronographs
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    Fell in love with a working girl

    I recommend this…if they are already shooting apart, going with a slower load will just make them shoot further apart.
  12. frog stealer

    My new Heym 404 Jeff

    Very nice, love the case hardening!
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    New toy

    The folks at lab radar better start updating their resumes. Unless, they are working on something that will directly compete with Garmin. I love my Garmin, best thing since sliced bread. Just sold my prochrono, and for some reason got close to retail pricing on eBay, go figure!
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    Fell in love with a working girl

    Try cranking your speed up a bit, that should pull the groups together.
  15. frog stealer

    Fell in love with a working girl

    I shot the same rifle at the same venue, and Matt isn’t lying, that Army/Navy was a sweet shooter. Owned by some sort of doctor I believe. Anyway, very nice rifle indeed, the only Army/Navy I’ve ever owned was a .250 rook rifle, it was a fine piece of history. Jake, I think it’s about time we...
  16. frog stealer

    Woodleigh Bullets

    That’s great news (importing Woodleigh). I would be a buyer in several different calibers: .270/.308/.375/.577.
  17. frog stealer

    Finally, my Heym 89b, 577 NE

    Dan, I haven’t personally used these, but they use cutting edge solids, which have a stellar reputation. I’m sure they would work great. The 750 grain cutting edge solid is something I would eventually like to try.
  18. frog stealer

    Finally, my Heym 89b, 577 NE

    I will always hand load my own ammunition, but it would be nice to have more factory options. I know Norma makes some great stuff. Maybe with the resurgence in orders for the 577 (I know at least a few guys on this forum are waiting for theirs), there will be enough demand for factories to produce.
  19. frog stealer

    Finally, my Heym 89b, 577 NE

    Very nice, thanks for sharing!
  20. frog stealer

    Finally, my Heym 89b, 577 NE

    I do, and also Graham Wright’s book “Shooting the British Double Rifle”
  21. frog stealer

    Finally, my Heym 89b, 577 NE

    Chris forgot to include the paperwork when he shipped this, but I should be getting it later this week. I know it was regulated with LFB, a German brand. That being said, I finally got to the range for a quick session, here is my first group at 50 yds: Load was 137 grains IMR-4831, 750 grain...
  22. frog stealer

    Finally, my Heym 89b, 577 NE

    Thanks, the recoil pad is from NECG, it’s a really nice pad. I’m sure Heym orders them by the crate in unfinished condition.
  23. frog stealer

    Finally, my Heym 89b, 577 NE

    I’m not a very good photographer, but here you go:
  24. frog stealer

    Finally, my Heym 89b, 577 NE

    Haha! Nope, that belongs to my similarly oversized 2 year old.
  25. frog stealer

    For Sale Bergara 450 Bushmaster + Leupold Setup

    Are you open to any trades? I’ve got a pre-64 Model 70 I can offer up before I post it for sale.
  26. frog stealer

    Finally, my Heym 89b, 577 NE

    GC, this was the first blank Chris showed when sitting in his office. Unfortunately, I didn’t take any pics of it. I obviously jumped on it right after he sprayed water on it to show the grain.
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    Finally, my Heym 89b, 577 NE

    Actually, mine is pretty basic. The cheapest option for engraving, and case color are really all the adders. Chris probably felt sorry for me and threw in the nice wood upgrade for free.
  28. frog stealer

    Finally, my Heym 89b, 577 NE

    The 88 I shot in Texas was very similar to mine, case color and all. Honestly, I couldn’t tell much difference between the two, but again that was three years ago. I think it’s just the aesthetics of the 88 vs 89 action.
  29. frog stealer

    Finally, my Heym 89b, 577 NE

    I’m in…that would be great! I know Bertram does a few runs of 577 a year. Maybe we all can get in on a large group buy.
  30. frog stealer

    Finally, my Heym 89b, 577 NE

    You are spot on…not much available out there. I usually scour gunbroker and jump on any components that are reasonably priced. Accurate Molds has several designs that should work for a low cost option.
  31. frog stealer

    Finally, my Heym 89b, 577 NE

    Wow, much bigger club than I anticipated. I’m glad to see many others placing orders for this caliber.
  32. frog stealer

    Finally, my Heym 89b, 577 NE

    I’m sure ordering one today would be more, but back in 2021 it was $30k. Chris basically gave me the wood upgrade for free. The .577 adds approximately $3k to $4k to the price above a standard chambering.
  33. frog stealer

    Finally, my Heym 89b, 577 NE

    I ordered this rifle in April of 2021, so that is 2 years, 11 months. The ammunition shortage probably didn’t speed things up any.
  34. frog stealer

    Finally, my Heym 89b, 577 NE

    Thank you! The funny thing is that I ordered this rifle before that kid (my youngest of three boys) was even a sparkle in our eyes. Nothing in the books yet, but I plan on taking it to Africa after dangerous game at least a few times before I die.
  35. frog stealer

    Finally, my Heym 89b, 577 NE

    Congrats to you as well. Looking forward to seeing how you configured yours.
  36. frog stealer

    Finally, my Heym 89b, 577 NE

    I have, but thank you for posting a link…always a good read. This one, and Ross Seyfried’s “King of Rifles” article are among my favorites.
  37. frog stealer

    Finally, my Heym 89b, 577 NE

    Before I hit the post button, I asked myself, how will I respond to the inevitable “crew-served” weapon comment by Red Leg. My response is that I don’t know why, other than it makes me smile. That being said, I’ve decided the companion rifle to this one will be a Red-Leg approved bolt action...
  38. frog stealer

    Finally, my Heym 89b, 577 NE

    Correct, mine has the standard 26” barrels as well.
  39. frog stealer

    Finally, my Heym 89b, 577 NE

    I plan to try both of these, they seem to be relatively available. Thank you sir.
  40. frog stealer

    Finally, my Heym 89b, 577 NE

    Absolutely…or similar to getting into the ring with a heavyweight boxer. When I visited Chris (Heym USA) in Dallas, I shot a few doubles, an 88 and 89 in .577 and .470, respectively. Chris had me shoot a tree stump partially submerged in a river with the .577, so much fun seeing water shoot up...
  41. frog stealer

    Finally, my Heym 89b, 577 NE

    Thank you, and 10-4 on the range report.
  42. frog stealer

    Finally, my Heym 89b, 577 NE

    Weight is 13 lbs, 0.2 oz unloaded. I measured this in the middle of my living room hallway with a postal scale, and my 2 year old trying to figure out what in the hell his crazy dad was up to.
  43. frog stealer

    Finally, my Heym 89b, 577 NE

    Fun fact: the standing sight is labeled for 35 Yards, the flip up sight is 50. Thanks for the kind words so far.
  44. frog stealer

    Finally, my Heym 89b, 577 NE

    Just shy of 3 years after placing my order, I am finally in possession of my dream rifle, a Heym 89b, chambered in the classic and historic .577 NE. Not a whole lot of upgrades on this one, just color case hardening with simple but tasteful gold inlays and border engraving. The pictures don't do...
  45. frog stealer

    Reloading for Dangerous Game

    Same here…I wouldn’t trust anything mass produced when it comes to dangerous game.
  46. frog stealer

    375 H&H Reduced loads with Accurate 5744

    I’ve had good luck with AA5744 in many calibers for reduced loads…but the one thing I don’t like about it is the un-burnt powder kernels left over from low pressure loads. The ones in the barrel are fine, but if they get into your chamber, you can dent brass on subsequent firings. This only...
  47. frog stealer

    Finally got my W.J. Jeffery 8-bore shooting!

    About time Matt! Thanks for sharing, any idea what velocity you are getting with round balls?
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    Large rifle primer availability

    Midway got Remington large rifle in last week, I immediately bought a brick for $119. They got CCI LR in today, it took me 5 minutes to get my credit card because I was sitting on the john when I got the email notification. They sold out before I could complete my purchase!
  49. frog stealer

    Most exellent Ross Seyfried .577 article

    I have a crude copy I made with Microsoft word…anyone is welcome to it, just PM me with your email.
  50. frog stealer

    Heym Model 89b Chambered In 500 NE

    I think so…I shot this rifle back in 2018. It seemed heavy enough.
 
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