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Forum: Savage/Stevens 12-02-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By William Harper
my time with the Stevens Favorite II

My Fellow Shooters:
The tiny .17 bore in the 30 R17's muzzle got my attention instantly when I first handled the dainty little rifle in late Dec. 2003. No one I knew locally was informed about the...
Forum: Savage/Stevens 11-18-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By William Harper
My time with the Stevens Favorite II

My Fellow Shooters:
In late December 2003, four weeks after open heart surgery, I staggered into my favorite gun store and beheld a Savage Stevens model 30 R17 on the rack, a pleasant surprise since...
Forum: .22 Ammunition (S-L-LR) 11-18-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 584
Posted By William Harper
Interceptor: best barrel length?

My Fellow Shooters:
Interceptor at its best was an extraordinary performer in a 2007 lot getting 1462-1468 fps from my CZ UL SE's 28.5" barrel with the miniscule velocity variation of 6 fps better...
Forum: Savage/Stevens 10-19-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 841
Posted By William Harper
Smile My time with the Stevens Favorite I

My Fellow Shooters:
The 1972 and the model 30 are ca. 37" overall length with barrels 22" and 21" respectively. Both have standard length chambers that will hold a CCI Stinger's long case easily. I...
Forum: Savage/Stevens 09-25-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 841
Posted By William Harper
Smile My time with the Stevens Favorite I

Dear Fellows:
I do wish the 25 RF was still with us even with some modern HV loads. I did get to try a very wide range of .22 LR loads in the 1972 and the Model 30. They both have sporter chambers...
Forum: Savage/Stevens 09-24-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 841
Posted By William Harper
My time with the Stevens Favorite I

Dear Fellows: Too bad the .25RF is gone, I wanted to try it. I did get to fire thousands of rounds of various .22RF loads from my 1972 and model 30 Favorites.
Remington Thunderbolt gave 1" at 25...
Forum: Savage/Stevens 09-10-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 841
Posted By William Harper
Smile My time with the Stevens Favorite I

Dear Fellows:
Funny how this little rifle endears itself to so many particularly in the .22 LR chambering. That cartridge had a ready made market due to recommendation already being made for the .22...
Forum: Savage/Stevens 09-09-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 841
Posted By William Harper
Smile My time with the Stevens Favorite I

My Fellow Shooters:
I first encountered a Stevens Favorite when practicing under my brother Weston's care in October 1949. A neighbor, Mr. C. was on the range with two rifles that looked much...
Forum: Rifle 09-06-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,345
Posted By William Harper
Smile CZ 527 7.62x39 carbine question

Dear Pencilist and Fellows:
The CZ 527 7.62X39mm carbine is perhaps the sweetest little centerfire rifle I have ever owned, handloaded for, and fired with certainty in all my 70 years of...
Forum: Long Range Rimfire 09-06-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,369
Posted By William Harper
Smile .22 ammo for long range

My Fellow Marksmen:
Searching for good .22 LR long range loads, I looked at CCI Velocitor a hypervelocity 40gr bullet supposedly loaded to 1435 fps. The chronograph revealed a disappointing 1368...
Forum: Long Range Rimfire 09-04-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,369
Posted By William Harper
Angry .22 ammo for long range

Dear Jaia:
I tried a new lot of Aguila Interceptor in 2017 in a scoped Savage Mark II model G on NOREMH's personal range at 100 yards. Externally there appeared to be nothing wrong with them....
Forum: CZ / Brno 09-04-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,201
Posted By William Harper
Smile 452 Ultra Lux and Williams peep sight

Dear Lv2fish:
I did some four position shooting for exercise and pleasure with my CZ 452
UL and the Williams peep sight. It reminded me of the Springfield 1922 with which I first shot a 100...
Forum: Long Range Rimfire 09-01-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,369
Posted By William Harper
.22 ammo for long range

My Fellow Shooters:
I recommend Aguila Interceptor be tried for long range use. I made thorough tests and trials of it 2008-2009 using a CZ ULTRALUX SUPEREXCLUSIVE. I cronographed it giving...
Forum: CZ / Brno 09-01-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,201
Posted By William Harper
CZ 452 Ultra Lux with Williams Receiver Sight

Dear Iv2Fish:
The Williams air gun receiver sight for 11mm rail with adjustment knobs can serve splendidly for shooting from close range through medium range. I used one in 2008 with a smaller...
Forum: Open Rimfire 08-31-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 11,904
Posted By William Harper
suggestion for .22 target rifle

Dear Caley:
I have quite a collectiom of bolt action .22 rifles including a cz lux and a cz ultralux super exclusive but my last acquisition was a Savage Mark II model G in .22 LR. It weighed just...
Forum: CZ / Brno 08-12-2017, 07:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,770
Posted By William Harper
Smile CZ squirrel guns...

Dear FyrepowrX:
I love your squirrel rifles! I romance my own every fall through winter out where the tall oaks and beeches grow. My 452 Lux and my Ultra Lux are both iron sighted though I carry a...
Forum: .22 Ammunition (S-L-LR) 08-12-2017, 06:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,222
Posted By William Harper
Smile .22LR Load Data

My Fellow Shooters:
I have wondered for a long time about the relationship of barrel length, charge combustion and the activity of the hot gases at a rifles' muzzle and the degree of accuracy that...
Forum: CZ / Brno 08-07-2017, 05:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 741
Posted By William Harper
Smile 200 yard 22LR power!

Fellow Shooters:
I got a surprise when a round of CCI Blazer .22 LR went 70% through a very thick old Tampa Yellowbook at 50 yards. Later a round of Aguila Interceptor .22 LR went through the same...
Forum: .22 Ammunition (S-L-LR) 08-06-2017, 07:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,713
Posted By William Harper
Smile Aguila Super Maximum

Dear rpc1950:
Aguila .22 Ammo is now on the shelves at Academy in plenty and variety. I just bought 11 boxes of Super Extra 40 gr HV for testing. Price was good!!!
Respectfully,
William Harper
Forum: CZ / Brno 07-28-2017, 06:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,337
Posted By William Harper
Smile Can I use this CZ for Green Monster and Compete?

My Fellow Shooter:
It looks like a nice CZ 452 Lux with a pretty beech stock. Do enough of a sight-in exercise to find which of, say, six good brands of ammo shoot best in your Lux. This will give...
Forum: CZ / Brno 07-28-2017, 05:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,690
Posted By William Harper
Smile are 452 Scouts loud?

My Fellow Shooters:
Most of my high frequency hearing is gone. Some very close lightening strikes most probably did a high percentage of that but muzzle blasts the rest. I cannot complain too much...
Forum: Long Range Rimfire 07-27-2017, 06:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,547
Posted By William Harper
Smile Wind

My Fellow Shooters:
Dealing with wind that would profoundly deflect my .22 LR bullets at 300-600 meters, I found it best to adopt a policy of patience and shot for record only when there was no...
Forum: Long Range Rimfire 07-23-2017, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,229
Posted By William Harper
Smile Savage btvs for long range

Dear Stanley 82:
Start as simply as possible. Gently and precisely file the absurd little bead from the front sight leaving a sturdy square topped post which you cold blue to darken. Then at the...
Forum: Long Range Rimfire 07-23-2017, 05:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 13,313
Posted By William Harper
Smile What rifles are you guys using

My Fellow Shooters:
I have purchased only one .22 LR chambered rifle with the deliberate intent of using it on targets from 300-600 meters. It was a CZ Ultra Lux SUPEREXCLUSIVE purchased at the...
Forum: CZ / Brno 07-21-2017, 05:29 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,710
Posted By William Harper
Smile First shots with CZ 455 Trainer-I am conflicted/underwhelmed

Dear War Machine:
Really scour that bore with solvents, brushes, and drying with the most careful visual inspection. You would not believe the bore protectives some of our European friends use...
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