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Forum: Black Powder 09-22-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 488
Posted By donie
Bought a Pietta from cabelas in the late 90s...

Bought a Pietta from cabelas in the late 90s under $150!
It was like they didnt finish fitting the mechanical parts, but some TLC on my part, made a good revolver. I made grips and a box for it....
Forum: Ruger 77/22 09-07-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 327,908
Posted By donie
On a trail East of Butte Montana, these are...

On a trail East of Butte Montana, these are really tough rifles!
https://i.imgur.com/PNaRMOs.jpg
Forum: Handgun 08-31-2019, 12:04 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,096
Posted By donie
Wow, that cerikote sure can make a fine weapon...

Wow, that cerikote sure can make a fine weapon look like it belongs stuffed in the pants of a
cheap New York pimp!:bthumb:
Forum: Ruger 77/22 08-29-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 554
Posted By donie
I tried an alternative I read here sometime...

I tried an alternative I read here sometime back, that is not use the wedge block, instead retain the barrel with green locktite, I used sleeve retainer 609.
This caused direct improvement in...
Forum: Ruger 77/22 07-21-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 893
Posted By donie
I used the stress free bedding, where as the...

I used the stress free bedding, where as the action is held down while the bedding cures with elastic instead of using the action screws. That seems to be a good idea with the Ruger because the...
Forum: Ruger 77/22 07-20-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 702
Posted By donie
My rifle has the standard walnut stock, I went ...

My rifle has the standard walnut stock, I went ahead and pillar bedded the action, and cleared the barrel channel. Then built up a pressure pad near the end of the stocks forearm using aluminum...
Forum: Ruger 77/22 07-06-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,127
Posted By donie
I did the same with the spring, ended up also...

I did the same with the spring, ended up also using another very light spring inside the replacement spring to balance it out to around 20oz.
I found there is a point if the spring is too light,...
Forum: Ruger 77/22 07-05-2019, 01:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By donie
I have a modified stock barrel where the chamber...

I have a modified stock barrel where the chamber was shortened until rifling marks show on a RWS round, and those will extract reliably. CCI Std velocity ammo has the driving band even more forward,...
Forum: Scopes, Sights, Rings & Mounts, and Other Optics 06-24-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 525
Posted By donie
One of the features of these old scopes is the...

One of the features of these old scopes is the standard very fine, plain cross hairs.
The first versions of the K4, and K6, had smaller objective lenses resulting in reduced Parallax error making...
Forum: Ruger 77/22 06-17-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,149
Posted By donie
I think Ruger is so into their casting processes,...

I think Ruger is so into their casting processes, that it must seem like a train wreck to actually have to machine something.
From my own very limited observations, Ruger could give the workers...
Forum: Ruger 77/22 06-16-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,149
Posted By donie
I went through many of the steps here on my own...

I went through many of the steps here on my own rifle, bedding and more.
The headspace and general looseness was perhaps more then most others I have seen. Ruger is an industry leader when it comes...
Forum: Ruger 77/22 06-10-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 327,908
Posted By donie
Photobucket seems to have change again, I will...

Photobucket seems to have change again, I will try to post a photo.
Looks like it still works,,wood case 77/22
https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/u265/donsmonarch10ee/DSC01468_zpsjox2zsek.jpg...
Forum: Ruger 77/22 06-05-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 409
Views: 327,908
Posted By donie
Appears to be an early model, those tend to be...

Appears to be an early model, those tend to be very good!
Forum: .22 Ammunition (S-L-LR) 05-29-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,107
Posted By donie
Ammo cans seem to work for me, but, I have used...

Ammo cans seem to work for me, but, I have used small sealAmeal pouches to carry about 25 rds each out in the woods, they lay flat in your pocket, unlike boxes. The plastic seems to protect the ammo...
Forum: Rimfire Revolvers 05-28-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,459
Posted By donie
I can think of only two 22 revolvers that get...

I can think of only two 22 revolvers that get closer to the big center fire frame size, and that would be the Colt Trooper 22 lr, and the Dan Wesson 22 lr.
I have a S&W 4" k 22, and a 4" S&W model...
Forum: Ruger 77/22 05-27-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 352
Posted By donie
I am a machinist, not a gunsmith, I can think of...

I am a machinist, not a gunsmith, I can think of a couple of ways to it, but, that type of modification would most likely add some accuracy issues that would be worse than the 10/22 take down.
...
Forum: Rimfire Revolvers 05-19-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,440
Posted By donie
That sure looks like a nice old original gun,...

That sure looks like a nice old original gun, with holster. I bought a similar set up some years ago, my favorite revolver:)

This one is the 4" version with ramp front sight-1958 model 18, I have...
Forum: Ruger 77/22 05-02-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,956
Posted By donie
The wedge and screws barrel retainer on my late...

The wedge and screws barrel retainer on my late 80s rifle was a problem from the poor fit of the barrel to receiver, not loose but not precision.
I tried the Green Loctite to retain the barrel...
Forum: Scopes, Sights, Rings & Mounts, and Other Optics 04-19-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 100,294
Posted By donie
Sounds like a great tip for the really tight ones!

Sounds like a great tip for the really tight ones!
Forum: 10/22 Barrels - Factory & Aftermarket 04-17-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,382
Posted By donie
Regarding stock barrels is not really in the...

Regarding stock barrels is not really in the precision shooting realm, but they can be improved upon with easy work in a lathe. Clarks offers the basic bumping the stock chamber back, and a target...
Forum: 10/22 Barrels - Factory & Aftermarket 04-15-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,382
Posted By donie
Those older barrels were made by Wilson, often...

Those older barrels were made by Wilson, often they have a tighter bore then later Ruger made barrels.
A very easy mod is to bump back, or cut back the breach end of the barrel until a engraving...
Forum: Sako/Tikka 04-14-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,085
Posted By donie
Advice of having a good smith fit a quality blank...

Advice of having a good smith fit a quality blank is the best way.
The aftermarket barrels for the Ruger 77/22 bolt action, only solves part of the problem with that rifle.
With the Ruger, the...
Forum: Ruger 77/22 03-30-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By donie
I pillar bedded mine with good results. I first...

I pillar bedded mine with good results. I first removed a little wood in the forearm channel so there was no barrel contact.
I looked up stress free bedding, one method suggest using elastic straps...
Forum: Ruger 77/22 03-30-2019, 02:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,056
Posted By donie
I have not had any problems with the ejector, but...

I have not had any problems with the ejector, but I noticed when pillar bedding the action, there is a distance to maintain between the trigger housing and the action casting.
The ejector being...
Forum: Winchester 03-26-2019, 05:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 564
Posted By donie
The 1903 I have was my favorite back in the 70s,...

The 1903 I have was my favorite back in the 70s, seemed good to 50yds.
The last ammo I found available in the late 70s was remington 22 win auto.
Mine is equipped with an A5 scope. along with...
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