My LATEST Purchase : A beautiful BRNO

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  1. Hoss Delgado

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    When l was a kid in the early 1980s , l remember going on a trip with my dad and granddad to India . We were in the shipping business even back then so l got to travel a lot ( still do , but l don't like it much anymore , except my dream of going to Africa ) . Now India had some stupid rule , (if l recall correctly) about all permitted arms and Ammunition having to be locally made and imported fire arms being prohibited ( unless it was grandfathered in ) . A family friend was loading shells for his locally made 12 gauge side by side shotgun ( which they call 12 bore DBBL gun , if my memory serves me right ) . These were home made cartridges loaded with local powder which he was filling them with . One of them detonated and some of his face got burnt . I guess witnessing that subconsciously made me avoid handloading for the next 30 years of my life . Of course , now that l think about it as a grown man , my fear seems irrational and stupid. Using proper loading techniques and good quality loading components ( which that Indian guy was surely NOT using ) chances of a dangerous accident are unlikely.
    I do have many family members who are passionate hand loaders. One guy even reloads 5mm Remington Magnum cartridges which l didn't think was possible due to the Rimfire design. I could definitely benefit from handloading.
     
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    Hoss, where do you live? Perhaps we can hook you up with an experienced reloader that will be more than happy to show you the ropes.
     
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    Lone Star State ( Texas ! )
     

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    Nice rifle. I'd switch the trigger to the regular one.
     

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    The way that rifle shoots factory ammo, see if you can find what powder is used and start reloading. Save yourself mucho bucks and you can tailor a load for whatever game you are after.
     
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    OK, lets see the target(s) with the sub inch groups at 100 yds with irons from a hunting rifle, Gotta see this!
     
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    Will post as soon as those kynoch loads reach me . The Ammunition l used to get this grouping was owned by the rifle's previous owner who had them for 9 or 10 years. I am curious to know as well whether the currently loaded ammunition from Kynoch can give similar performance. What l did was shoot from a bench rest at a slab of wood we had lying around to see how the rifle handles and shoots .
     

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    Ha! I certainly was confused (a fellow Texas resident, currently, and in total 38 years).

    I agree you have a really nice rifle there, plus with Milan about replacing the trigger with a more traditional design just because of familiarity.
     
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    Good idea. Kynoch also sells loading components . It's high time l buy some
     

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    I don't know , man. It shoots so good with the trigger the previous owner installed that l really don't want to tempt fate doing anything to it. Trigger pull is very crisp.
     

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    That is the standard single-set trigger that was included with the rifle, to be fitted at the user’s discretion. If it works for you, leave it on.
     
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    The regular trigger would not change anything in terms of reliability or function. Just feel. Worth a try for sure. But For example my dad, too, liked the straight trigger. With the set lever, it fakes the feel of two-stage triggers (kind of like that Savage trigger, only of-course decades ahead of it).
     
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    Hoss, last time I looked at a US map Texas was a big place. If you want some help getting into reloading, you are going to have to narrow it down a bit. I'm not sure, but I think that more AH members live in Texas than any other state.
     
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    I live in Dallas.
     

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