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Forum: RFC Community Forum 09-20-2020, 04:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Posted By tbates66
There are many good rechargable flashlights that...

There are many good rechargable flashlights that have incredible light volumn. i got tired of throwing away cheaply made spotlights so bought a $65 rechargeable flashlight
Forum: Hunting 09-20-2020, 04:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By tbates66
And, BTW, I switched to shooting SK Standard Plus...

And, BTW, I switched to shooting SK Standard Plus .22LR ammo. It is really accurate ammo that has increased my confidence.
Forum: Hunting 09-19-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By tbates66
New Squirrel getter

Just sharing...no pics...one of these days I'll learn to do that. I bought a Bergara BXR semi-auto .22 with carbon fiber barrel, which makes it very light, about 5lbs. With the Tract scope, a...
Forum: Open Rimfire 09-19-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,781
Posted By tbates66
Second response to OP in this thread: I...

Second response to OP in this thread: I originally suggested an Anschutz 1712. I found one at the Tulsa Gun Show a couple of years ago with an asking price of $1950. Truly beautiful and well...
Forum: Sako/Tikka 09-19-2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By tbates66
Definitely send it back!

Definitely send it back!
Forum: Hunting 09-16-2020, 10:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 298
Posted By tbates66
You've earned your sign-on name!! I think I've...

You've earned your sign-on name!! I think I've had a good year when I get 50-60, but WOW, you're SQUIRREL HUNTER in ALL CAPS.
Forum: Open Rimfire 09-16-2020, 10:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,781
Posted By tbates66
With that budget, I would also go with the...

With that budget, I would also go with the Anschutz 1712
Forum: .17HM2 Ammunition 09-16-2020, 10:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,133
Posted By tbates66
Just saw 55 boxes of Eley sell at auction for $9....

Just saw 55 boxes of Eley sell at auction for $9. The guy bought it to re-sell.
Forum: .17HM2 09-16-2020, 10:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 798
Posted By tbates66
I zero at 50 and then guesstimate the hold...

I zero at 50 and then guesstimate the hold over/under depending on distance. With years of shooting squirrels (about 60) and 20 years of shooting prairie dogs, guessing the distance and shooting...
Forum: .17HMR 09-15-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 393
Posted By tbates66
I've owned four 17HMRs and sold two of...

I've owned four 17HMRs and sold two of them...sold a Ruger 77/17 and a Sako FinnFire II. I have two Anschutz 1517s. They are crazy accurate with everything I run through them. Friends of mine with...
Forum: .22 Ammunition (S-L-LR) 09-10-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,337
Posted By tbates66
I frankly have no idea. I shoot and then I...

I frankly have no idea. I shoot and then I clean. Some ammo jams up my Ruger 22 pistol and some doesn't, nut I never know if it's because it's dirty or some other mysterioous reason. When that...
Forum: Anschutz 09-08-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,065
Posted By tbates66
I believe you can use either the groves; Talley...

I believe you can use either the groves; Talley is a good choice, which I put on my Annie 1502 or use the drilled holes to mount a rail. If you do option #2, I like Warne rings. BTW, Warne also...
Forum: Hunting 09-08-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,234
Posted By tbates66
We all have our strategies, eh? Used to hunt in...

We all have our strategies, eh? Used to hunt in jeans and a sweatshirt with a $10 pawn-shop single shot 22. Now, 50 years later, I wear camo and hunt with $1000 rifles. Honestly, I have good days...
Forum: .17HM2 09-08-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 365
Posted By tbates66
I use KG 12 Copper Solvent on all my rifles. ...

I use KG 12 Copper Solvent on all my rifles. Great stuff and not a toxic ammonia based product. I have 3 Anschutz rifles, including a 1502, and all of them like a clean barrel.
Forum: Open Rimfire 09-05-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,851
Posted By tbates66
CTD is the most missed-named company around. I...

CTD is the most missed-named company around. I never shop them any more
Forum: .17HM2 09-04-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 904
Posted By tbates66
The 17Mach 2 is certainly superior to the 22LR...

The 17Mach 2 is certainly superior to the 22LR when it comes to killing power and range. I have fewer crawl offs with the M2. But, I generally do better with a 22LR when the leaves are as thick as...
Forum: Open Rimfire 08-26-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 799
Posted By tbates66
Here's the way I did it recently. I have 3 fine...

Here's the way I did it recently. I have 3 fine .22s and was getting tired of inconsistent ammo so I bought some SK Standard Plus and RWS Target Rifle to try out with some Norma Tac-22, Federal...
Forum: Hunting 08-24-2020, 11:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,647
Posted By tbates66
Whoa nelly!! That's a first. I've had hawks...

Whoa nelly!! That's a first. I've had hawks nail a kicking praire dog that I shot, but never shared my squirrels with any other critters. Thanks for the story and the photo.
Forum: .17HM2 08-23-2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,770
Posted By tbates66
Schmied.... I'm selling my Anschutz 1502 along...

Schmied.... I'm selling my Anschutz 1502 along with all my ammo. Great rifle. If you want more detail, send a PM. Tom
Forum: Hunting 08-22-2020, 08:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 438
Posted By tbates66
Hunted squirrels twice here in NE Kansas since...

Hunted squirrels twice here in NE Kansas since June 1st opening. Due to heavy rain in July (5th rainiest July on record), the foliage is extremely thick. I would see shaking leaves and moving...
Forum: .17HMR 08-22-2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By tbates66
Fortunately I have a good stash of Hornady V-Max...

Fortunately I have a good stash of Hornady V-Max 17gr that shoots great. I was just hoping to find a cheaper alternative. I have enough to get thru a few more p-dog shoots. I'll keep looking. ...
Forum: .17HMR 08-22-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By tbates66
Browning 17HMR Ammo?

Think we had a thread on this awhile back, but wanted to start another. Have you shot Browning 17HMR ammo? I decided to experiment with it and bought one box in a shop in Livingston, MT for...
Forum: .17HMR Ammunition 08-22-2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 607
Posted By tbates66
Update on Browning 17HMR

I found Browning 17HMR ammo for $9 and decided to try it. Shooting out of my Anschutz 1517 MPR, it is easily as accurate as any ammo I've ever shot. Shot a 5-shot group at 100 yds that I can cover...
Forum: .17HMR 08-22-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,285
Posted By tbates66
Congrats on a successful project. It is...

Congrats on a successful project. It is exceptional.
Forum: Misc -- Other Rimfire Rifle Brands 08-20-2020, 09:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,468
Posted By tbates66
Forgot to say that I was shooting 50 yds and my...

Forgot to say that I was shooting 50 yds and my group sizes were reduced by half with SK and RWS. Some of the groups with Fed Auto-Match and CCI SV were quite erratic. I was especially disappointed...
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