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Forum: .17HMR 05-19-2020, 10:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 874
Posted By tbates66
Can't wait to hear about it and see the results. ...

Can't wait to hear about it and see the results. Have fun.
Forum: .17HMR 05-12-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 874
Posted By tbates66
Tough choice. Friend of mine has the Marlin. He...

Tough choice. Friend of mine has the Marlin. He put a Boyd's stock on it and made it look better. It's a really good shooter. The Accu-trigger is good, but not great...same with the Marlin. ...
Forum: Hunting 05-10-2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,136
Posted By tbates66
Yes. always shoot squirrels in coveys:)

Yes. always shoot squirrels in coveys:)
Forum: Hunting 05-08-2020, 10:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,136
Posted By tbates66
Kansas squirrel season opens June 1st. Some...

Kansas squirrel season opens June 1st. Some tips: Stalking is easier because you are harder to see and hear as you slip through the woods. The squirrels are easier to find because they cause much...
Forum: .17HM2 05-08-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 958
Posted By tbates66
Frankly, I've grown weary of the inconsistent...

Frankly, I've grown weary of the inconsistent mach2 ammo. So have decided to get rid of my rifle and the 5 bricks of ammo I have. I just bought a Bergara BXR and will put my energy into it. If i...
Forum: .22 Ammunition (S-L-LR) 04-25-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 917
Posted By tbates66
Good news for you guys. Try to order as much...

Good news for you guys. Try to order as much ammo as you can possibly afford and store properly because the antigunners will be hard at work finding ways to attack us. BTW, what are the rules if...
Forum: Open Rimfire 04-18-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,032
Posted By tbates66
Since you are considering a 10/22, you could step...

Since you are considering a 10/22, you could step up to a Bergara semi auto. They are built to be compatible with 10/22, will accept the 10/22 mags. Some think of them as a 10/22 clone, but the...
Forum: Cooper 04-13-2020, 07:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 778
Posted By tbates66
Great looking rifle; your photos are clear, well...

Great looking rifle; your photos are clear, well staged and demonstrate the gun and the hunt very well. Someday, I'll try to do the same when I hunt prairie dogs in western Kansas or, if I find a...
Forum: Cooper 04-13-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 949
Posted By tbates66
I have two 17HMRs, an Anschutz 1517MPR and a Sako...

I have two 17HMRs, an Anschutz 1517MPR and a Sako Finnfire II. The Annie is a great bench gun and longer range prairie dog shooter off sand bags. The Sako is lighter with a sport barrel, much...
Forum: .17HMR Ammunition 04-11-2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,259
Posted By tbates66
I've owned 3 17HMRs and have found that the real...

I've owned 3 17HMRs and have found that the real difference in performance of 17HMR ammo lies mostly in the gun being used. I know every rifle is different, but my Anschutz 1517MPR shoots all ammo...
Forum: Anschutz 04-10-2020, 11:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,080
Posted By tbates66
Don't know which is better, but did have the...

Don't know which is better, but did have the opportunity to handle a 1712 the other day. I don't know when a rifle has impressed me so much. It was exceptionally well balanced and the wood was...
Forum: .17HMR 04-01-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 22,492
Posted By tbates66
Having hunted squirrels for 65 years (since age...

Having hunted squirrels for 65 years (since age 8) and with scoped rifles for the last 50, I've always zeroed every rimfire at 50 yds. That includes .22, 17Mach2 and 17HMR. I've killed 100s of...
Forum: Cooper 03-25-2020, 11:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 935
Posted By tbates66
That is a good deal and looks to be in excellent...

That is a good deal and looks to be in excellent condition. If I wasn't looking to sell 3-4 guns and buiy 2-3 others, I would buy it....I know...that's really big IF. I can wish, OK?
Another Tom
Forum: .17HMR 03-22-2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,897
Posted By tbates66
I spent some time on Ammoseek.com today and every...

I spent some time on Ammoseek.com today and every site I clicked warned of long wait times. With the China Virus afoot, I haven't visited any local gun stores like Cabela's. No matter, I haven't...
Forum: Open Rimfire 03-17-2020, 08:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,660
Posted By tbates66
Haven't read everything on this thread, but did...

Haven't read everything on this thread, but did see OP's reference to a Nikon Prostaff. My thought: ddo yourself a favor and get a better scope, a lot better scope. Had a Nikon Prostaff 3-9X and...
Forum: .17HMR 03-17-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,897
Posted By tbates66
My bet is that this panic and subsequent hoarding...

My bet is that this panic and subsequent hoarding is going to be worse than the last one. Unless numbers of new cases decline and treatments continue to improve (antibodies), it (panic) could end...
Forum: .17HMR 03-16-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,245
Posted By tbates66
The best I've shot is the CCI TNT 17gr which is a...

The best I've shot is the CCI TNT 17gr which is a Speer bullet, but only slightly better than Hornady 17gr V-Max; shooting through my Anschutz 1517MPR, on paper. Both will shoot <1" at 100 yds....
Forum: Beretta 03-15-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 531
Posted By tbates66
Thaty is good feedback. I am now curious about...

Thaty is good feedback. I am now curious about the M9 .22. Thanks for the report.
Forum: .17HM2 03-15-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 824
Posted By tbates66
Hey KOD...That is one hellava post and a lot of...

Hey KOD...That is one hellava post and a lot of effort on your part to sort out the differences between the two rifles. Thank you for that. I'm much too lazy to commit to such an endeavor, so am...
Forum: .17HMR 03-14-2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,903
Posted By tbates66
My Anschutz 1517 MPR will shoot under 1" groups...

My Anschutz 1517 MPR will shoot under 1" groups at 100 yds.....sometimes and sometimes not. Depending on me, the shooting conditions, and the ammo I happen to be shooting. It is very close to 1" +...
Forum: Open Rimfire 03-09-2020, 05:47 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 10,653
Posted By tbates66
I used to (on rare occasion) shoot a .22LR in my...

I used to (on rare occasion) shoot a .22LR in my basement about 12 yards. I would shoot into the end of a chuck of tree trunk about 18" thick. The purpose was to get the zero at least on paper. I...
Forum: Hunting 03-02-2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,220
Posted By tbates66
I've skinned and gutted a jillion rabbits, but...

I've skinned and gutted a jillion rabbits, but never thought to do this. From now on, this is the way to go.
Forum: .17HMR Ammunition 03-02-2020, 09:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 666
Posted By tbates66
Winchester 17HMR shoots just fine in my Anschutz...

Winchester 17HMR shoots just fine in my Anschutz 1517M<PR...very good accuracy and no FTFs.
Forum: Sako/Tikka 02-24-2020, 11:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,297
Posted By tbates66
That is a hellava rifle and price....good for...

That is a hellava rifle and price....good for you!!
Forum: CZ / Brno 02-06-2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,423
Posted By tbates66
It can also matter what you like to shoot. I...

It can also matter what you like to shoot. I prefer a longer barrel. My 24" barrel shoots better than my 22", but not much. I like the 24" better. That said, my most recent purchase is 18"...we'll...
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