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  1. Handloading Procedures/Practices
    I am reloading for my Remington 700 in a .223. I've posted questions before and everyone has been super helpful however I am running into an issue with figuring out my OAL. So I sized my brass then trimmed it the desired case length and then I seated a bullet and coloured it black with a sharpie...
  2. Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    Hello, I am looking to purchase a .223 or 5.56 bolt action rifle but I have no idea what to buy. My Price range is $1500 and I am plan to be shooting between 300 - 500 yards. I was hoping to find one that has a short bolt throw and short bolt travel distance, so I can keep looking down the...
  3. Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    hey guys, new member here so please take it easy on me! anyway, i was out shooting the boltguns today all was going well but my newer savage 11 trophy hunter XP in .223 remington wasnt grouping very well, and to be honest it never really has since i bought it. talking with friends who own...
  4. General Discussion
    This came up AGAIN Today! " ATF and Some Democrats Already Looking at Ways to Revive Ban on AR-15 Ammunition Katie Pavlich | Mar 13, 2015 Katie Pavlich Share on Facebook 450 509 SHARES Earlier this week the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms announced it would temporarily delay a...
  5. General Discussion
    https://www.nraila.org/articles/20150213/batfe-to-ban-common-ar-15-ammo In a move clearly intended by the Obama Administration to suppress the acquisition, ownership and use of AR-15s and other .223 caliber general purpose rifles, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives...
  6. Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    Of these 2 rounds, which do you like better and why? Just a fun survey. Me personally, i like them both, but like the extra power of the much heavier 7.62x39, just my opinion :)
  7. Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    Hello all, I have decided to branch out into rifle shooting and was looking for some advice on what a good rifle would be to start out with. Something that is quality, but not to terribly expensive as I am on a budget. I've grown up shooting, shoot handguns regularly, but have decided I want to...
  8. Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    I hate to sell guns, but I got the bug for a new rifle as we often do. I wanted a working gun for out at the ranch. I was carrying a savage heavy barrel .223 that is a great shooting gun. But it was a bit much to tote. I sold a savage .17 HMR and a small pocket pistol to raise the $ for the...
  9. Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    I hate to sell guns, but I got the bug for a new rifle as we often do. I wanted a working gun for out at the ranch. I was carrying a savage heavy barrel .223 that is a great shooting gun. But it was a bit much to tote. I sold a savage .17 HMR and a small pocket pistol to raise the $ for the...
  10. Black Rifles
    I was reading about the 30-30 cartridge on Wikipedia and noticed that its muzzle energy is roughly equal to the 5.56 NATO at about 1,800 ft*lbs at the muzzle. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/5.56%C3%9745mm_NATO https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.30-30_Winchester When people talk about an AR-15 for...
  11. Black Rifles
    Gentlemen, I need your professional opinions once again! In the DISTANT future I will be looking at purchasing my first AR-15 rifle platform (preferably in 5.56). AR-15's are new to me but fit my interests (tinkering with guns) exceedingly well. The purposes for this particular AR-15 would be a...
  12. Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    I own a Savage .223 rifle with a 1:9 twist Question: What is the heaviest weight bullet that you would use for this firearm? I purchased some 77 grain bullets for reloading and read on the box after delivery that they should be used only for 1:7 and 1:8 twist rifles. Would that make my 1:9...
  13. Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    Hey guys, I posted a bit ago in a now-closed thread about ammo shortages. I've been looking for 9mm and .223 which are getting ridiculously hard to find where I'm at. The local shortage forced me to get online to find ammo, and I can't believe some of the price-gouging out there. One of my...
  14. Rifle, Shotgun and Handgun Scopes
    Ok im new to the forum and have a noob question. Ive been shooting all my life but my recent purchase of my savage 12 .223 has me baffled. I have an 8x32 scope with turrets and mil dots shooting hand loaded nosler 60 gn ballistic tips and 24.5 gn of varget. Now when its zeroed at 100 yards I can...
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