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Mowgli Terry

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  1. Safety failure: Many years ago I had gotten one when those handguns were first introduced here. There was a recall since the gun would go off when the hammer dropped on safe. The pencil test is a grand suggestion, Those that failed were supposed to have been refurbished to look new. I sent my death trap specimen back for a refund. I was never too hot on the CZ-52 afterward,
  2. I have had very good accuracy using 4350 and 100 gr. Sierra spitzer. The Roberts responds well to a pretty wide selection of powders. For 100 gr. bullet and heaver bullets it's somebody's 4350, I recently ran an experiment using RL-17 and 100 gr. Barnes bullets. This combo gave me 2902 fps with SD is 29 fps, The rifle is and older M-70 Featherweight. The load looked decent but sample was too small to judge accuracy, Varget has also worked for me with several heavier bullets with very good to excellent accuracy out of several 257 Roberts caliber rifles.
  3. A friend has an FN-49 rechambered to 8mm-06. Seemed like a good idea at the time. The only hangup was the round was too long for the action.
  4. My choice #! would be 300WSM. However, 150+yards is too open ended for me. I'm tinkering with a 300 Weatherby Vanguard rifle. I have successfully hunted with a .222 Remington at 150 yards +.
  5. One of the benefits of the used range gun is being able to shoot before deciding.
  6. I was on the hunt for another G29. This G29 hunt was cut short when money went to buy gasoline, My G29 was sold some years back. I did shoot it and my G20 together. Here, personally, it sure looks like there is some performance sacrifice is made using the smaller gun. This notion came from my loading and chronographing 10 mm rounds. Most data on the 10mm I have seen came from full size guns. If we continue to compare calibers the outcome will be a Derringer in 460 Weatherby caliber. The easy way to deal with caliber controversy is to get handguns in both calibers. That's one way to conclude these comparisons are goofy.
  7. I have not had a G29 in many years. I still have my G20.3. I found that there is a sacrifice going with the small gun. In chronographing the 10mm loads the was a cost to pay with the G29. I sold my G29 some years back. That was not a wise move. The G29, to me, is is unique compact handgun. I shot 40 caliber rounds in my G20. It works but I go with a G23.4. If I wanted a full size 40 S&W the hunt would be on for a police turn in. Those guns I saw and passed on were brand new condition. This reports of being thrown to the ground or crippled for life shooting a 10mm Glock is something of an exaggeration. For me, the 10mm is just another cartridge to reload. I like the big Glock's. The G20 and G21 are among my favorites. I got a 357 OEM barrel for my G23.4. The 357 SIG is also an interesting cartridge. Feeling here are If one wants 357 Magnum performance go buy a 357 Magnum. I feel the 357 SIG is a good round but the 357 Magnum revolvers rule here on the hill. There is no confusion about 357 SIG and 357 Magnum here.
  8. Opinion: I have not had a heritage but do own a Wrangler. I was so-so on the Wrangler until one come my way in a trade. I found the fit and finish to be good. After getting acquainted with the gun accuracy is very good . This is not about the gun. I just do not like the looks of a Heritage. I could care less about a magnum cylinder. I have a track record with Ruger. Should there be something wrong with the Wangler it would be fixed. I Just don't know about the other handgun.
  9. Look, all this stuff about 45 ACP going down the tubes does not stand the reality test. Look at today's choices in good 45 ACP caliber guns. I'd not make a decision on what is going out of style by what cartridges are on shelves anywhere. I am a reloader. My concern is the primer shortage. I could give a care less about the Big Box and steel cased ammo from the third world. Would I trade my Glock, HK or Colt in 45 ACP for any 9mm? Not is this lifetime. Well, maybe a Swiss SIG 210. This hype about 9mm has all the ring of repeated dogma from the gun rags. Wonder what will be the caliber rage in five years? If I'm still on the green side of the grass then there will be multiple 45ACP caliber guns back in the Skunk Works. My lone 9mm is a SCCY.
  10. Do it right and there's no need for an aftermarket barrel...unless you want one. I screwed up and sold my G29 2.5 but kept the G20. I had shot heavy recoil handguns so the 10mm was nothing new. My favorite bullet weight is 165gr. Not to the exclusion to anything else. The G20 responds well to the handloading. I'm too poor from the fancy store bought stuff. I can mix up some pretty potent homemade rounds. Right on shooting 40S&W in the 10mm.
  11. I'm sharing experience but not answering OP question. I felt the data was sparse. One needed to on a hunting trip to find information. The situation looks to be getting better. I've used three rifle powders and two pistol powders from SW. I headed out shortly to shoot some 270 loaded with SW 4350. The Precision Rifle is similar to Varget. Heavy Pistol is similar to Accurate #9. Had it not been for SW powder I would have been SOL in several areas of my reloading. Most likely I'll continue to use the powder after the bogus famine is over. The SW equivalent of 5744 is about $10.00 less expensive than Accurate's. Be aware the price gougers are on the move here. Sorry, no Blackout experience.
  12. I have had RIA 9mm that was a good, decent firearm. My current gun in that class is a 45 ACP ATI Commander clone. That gun is reliable and accurate. I understand these low end gun are no longer imported. This gun is tight and is better finished than my RIA gun Both are very good guns.
  13. I checked out GT's G22 that had been traded in. Some of those second hand guns would pass for new. Snappy? give me a break. You want a light powerful handgun that does not recoil? I admitted you gotta practice. That's kinda universal. I miss my G29 2.5. I'll get another. I got a OEM 357 SIG barrel for my G23.4. The more the better.
  14. There something in the mix that is not right. That gun may need to get back to Kimber. One of the go to powders is 4350. You may have a problem outside the rifle. That would be scope and/or mounts. Shooting hundred grain bullets in a 99 with 1:14 twist can be a horror story. I did not read about this in a gun rag. I go along on checking the twist. Somebody may have ordered a special with 1:12 twist. Also, do pay attention to COL related to throat. Unless somebody buggered your rifle up there is no earthy reason that rifle should not perform very well. I've got three 257 Roberts rifles here. Each is an MOA firearm. To start with I'd suggest starting with a 100 gr bullet. My go too bullet is a 100gr. Sierra flat base with 4350.. Keep it simple. Keep jumping around with these bullets will put you down a rabbit hole. Added: When you are working up a load try to change one thing at a time. Otherwise, If you get what you want what component really made the difference. Jumping around from bullet to bullet mixed is crazy making as you change powders. Also. take a look at Reloader 17 and Varget. Also, consider changing the scope out. Torque mounts and rings and action screws. Added: Just added a Winchester Featherweight in 257 Robert's. That makes #4. Get interested in this nitch stuff and it will come out of the woodwork. Should have that one running shortly,. Hope OP's rifle get straightened.
  15. Check the Dillon website: I have set up two tool heads for the 550 in 308 and 223, These tool heads allow measuring each charge with the 550 Dillon The parts fit into the die body for the powder measure. There is a powder funnel that allows you charge your case by hand. I have two 550's going right now. Both were used. These guys are telling you the truth about the 550's. Don't let those skinny chicks on the cover of the catalog run you off. Stay focused on the loading gear. Dillon also had good technical support. Their no BS warranty is also a winner. Bottom line is money spend on a Dillon will work out in your favor in the long run.


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