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.
     

  2. Shootist43

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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.
     

  3. Hoss Delgado

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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.
     

  6. sestoppelman

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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!
     

  7. Hoss Delgado

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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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  8. Mr. Zorg

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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.
     

  9. Hoss Delgado

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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.
     

  12. Milan

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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.
     

  14. Hoss Delgado

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    I live in Dallas.
     
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    @Hoss Delgado
    It was like a little list puppy you just had to have it .
    I applaud your decision of rifle and caliber.
    You may want to give Woodleigh bullets a go as a lot of them are based on the old Kynoc rounds
     

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    Ol Hoss hasn't been around for some time, last I heard he was writing a book. Never did see the sub inch group pix with iron sights...;):rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
     

  17. Bob Nelson 35Whelen

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    @Hoss Delgado
    Your fears are neither irrational or stupid. They will stand you in good stead for reloading as you will make sure you don't get carried away and use due diligence in reloading. You WILL be garruntee the reloads you do will have e been done to your utmost best.
    Fear can be a friend as it hightens our senses.
    I've been reloading 45 odd years and still wonder what would happen if something goes wrong.
    As long as you follow a procedure you will be fine.
    The only problem I find is the more I reload the more I shoot.
    Bob.
     
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    Even tho I live in Australia I have great fun stirring my son up as in the NFL he follows the Dull arse Cowboys.
    Bob
     

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    He is in a correctional facility in Texas , Sestoppelman . The poor , misguided young man shall be eligible for parole after 4 years ... I believe .
     
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    Very sorry to hear that. That ends his firearms ownership in the USA.
     

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