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Forum: 5mm Mag 08-10-2021, 04:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 671
Posted By MikeP
Now that's a real possibility. But if so, it must...

Now that's a real possibility. But if so, it must be an old sin. I haven't posted for a while. Not much activity there.
Forum: 5mm Mag 08-10-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 671
Posted By MikeP
5mmForums.com Gone?

I just checked the 5mmforums.com website, and the message said the account was "suspended."

I guess it's gone?
Forum: 5mm Mag 06-27-2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,565
Posted By MikeP
The 33,000psi produced by the 5mm Remington...

The 33,000psi produced by the 5mm Remington Magnum rimfire round required Remington to design a unique two-part extraction system for their rifles that included a moveable extractor device that...
Forum: .17HMR 06-27-2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,768
Posted By MikeP
I use a .17 rod as a pusher and a puller for...

I use a .17 rod as a pusher and a puller for cleaning the tiny bore. No snakes needed for me.

The rod is used as a pusher for the patches I use for dispensing powder-and-copper solvent in the...
Forum: Thompson Center 05-29-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,913
Posted By MikeP
Marilyn, thanks for the photo and the memories of...

Marilyn, thanks for the photo and the memories of Dean. He is missed here too!

About the topic, I have a few boxes of Eley HM2s which shoot very well in my 23-inch Contender barrel. This tiniest...
Forum: 5mm Mag 05-29-2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,565
Posted By MikeP
Great explanation of the 5mm Remington! I...

Great explanation of the 5mm Remington!

I had two young grandsons getting used to my 591 and 592 Remingtons the other day with 12X scopes. They loved the power, the authoritative "crack," the low...
Forum: 5mm Mag Ammo 04-09-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,257
Posted By MikeP
Well, I'm still reloading the little 5mm. Here's...

Well, I'm still reloading the little 5mm. Here's a post I made on the topic in the 5mm Forums just yesterday:

I have a couple of 5mm Remingtons with Schroeder centerfire bolt heads that two of my...
Forum: 5mm Mag Ammo 09-04-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,172
Posted By MikeP
What, me worried?

I don't have to wait for the new supply of 5MM rimfire ammo since I have installed Schroeder centerfire boltheads on both of my Remington rifles and reload the centerfire brass when needed. I've got...
Forum: .22 Ammunition (S-L-LR) 02-16-2009, 09:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 873
Posted By MikeP
A Paco tool for around $50 or so will allow you...

A Paco tool for around $50 or so will allow you to convert accurate standard velocity rounds into small game bullets until you're too old to hunt. It only takes a few seconds to convert the standard...
Forum: .17HM2 02-14-2009, 12:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,296
Posted By MikeP
Thank you for that very sad information. He was...

Thank you for that very sad information. He was such an enthusiast with so much interest and time and money put into this hobby. We are diminished by his death.
Forum: .17HM2 02-14-2009, 08:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,296
Posted By MikeP
I haven't been following the forum too closely....

I haven't been following the forum too closely. What happened to Chief Dave?
Forum: Open Rimfire 02-14-2009, 08:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By MikeP
My father bought one in 1955 with a 6-inch...

My father bought one in 1955 with a 6-inch barrel. It has proven to be an excellent pistol...accurate and reliable. In about 1958 when I was a wild kid I even adopted a scope mount to fit on top of...
Forum: .22 Ammunition (S-L-LR) 02-14-2009, 08:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 855
Posted By MikeP
I think the original poster was referring to the...

I think the original poster was referring to the fact that a barrel that has had a few rounds through it is more accurate than a clean barrel. That is true of many, if not most, firearms. It is...
Forum: Browning 02-11-2009, 06:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 654
Posted By MikeP
I have owned mine since new in about 1960 or so. ...

I have owned mine since new in about 1960 or so.

Although the collectors won't agree, I took mine to a good gunsmith and had holes drilled for a scope base on the barrel. This helps accuracy...
Forum: .17HM2 Ammunition 02-10-2009, 08:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 931
Posted By MikeP
Eley is an industry leader in benchrest .22...

Eley is an industry leader in benchrest .22 rimfire ammo.

The Eley .22s smell too...the smell of success.

The Eley .17 HM2 in my 23-inch barrel produces a lot of residue. It is harmless...
Forum: Hunting 02-10-2009, 08:02 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,927
Posted By MikeP
Me too. Except, my carry bag is slipped over the...

Me too. Except, my carry bag is slipped over the shoulder.

I usually use plastic bags from the grocery store to put the bloody game in before putting it in my carry bag.

Dried blood on any...
Forum: .22 Ammunition (S-L-LR) 02-10-2009, 07:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,172
Posted By MikeP
Crete, the .22 rimfire diameter issue is an...

Crete, the .22 rimfire diameter issue is an interesting one.

I have long read that the industry standard for the .22 long rifle rimfire is a barrel diameter of .222 inch. For some reason...
Forum: .22 Ammunition (S-L-LR) 02-09-2009, 07:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,172
Posted By MikeP
Robbor, I do have one match chamber, the...

Robbor,

I do have one match chamber, the 23-inch barrel in the Contender. When I insert in the Contender a treated round and remove it without shooting, I can see rifling marks all the way from...
Forum: 10/22 Barrels - Factory & Aftermarket 02-08-2009, 03:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 530
Posted By MikeP
I believe my 20-inch Butler Creek Varminter...

I believe my 20-inch Butler Creek Varminter barrel has the Bentz chamber. I keep it clean with a .22 bronz brush that I bent into an L shape. The barrel is rarely cleaned, but the L-shaped bronz...
Forum: .22 Ammunition (S-L-LR) 02-08-2009, 02:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,172
Posted By MikeP
Greg, you said "thwap." That's it! I meant to say...

Greg, you said "thwap." That's it! I meant to say that. I just can't spell too goode.

Robbor, regarding the measurement of the bullet, it may change some depending on how much "treatment" is given...
Forum: .22 Ammunition (S-L-LR) 02-07-2009, 09:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,172
Posted By MikeP
After rereading the results of this test, I offer...

After rereading the results of this test, I offer two observations:

1. As with most things done in regards to achieving accuracy, some bullets and bullet treatments increase accuracy, and some...
Forum: .22 Ammunition (S-L-LR) 02-06-2009, 02:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,172
Posted By MikeP
The Paco tool can be as adjustable and repeatable...

The Paco tool can be as adjustable and repeatable as any others with the use of washers on the nose-forming rod. I use the washers as spacers to create rounds that are repeatable and dependable. It...
Forum: .22 Ammunition (S-L-LR) 01-20-2009, 03:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,173
Posted By MikeP
Regarding the precision of the Paco tool, it is...

Regarding the precision of the Paco tool, it is as precise as you want it to be by use of washers on the nose-forming tool rod.

The washers are used as spacers, and they determine how far down...
Forum: .22 Ammunition (S-L-LR) 01-19-2009, 12:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,173
Posted By MikeP
I don't use a hammer with the Paco tool. I use an...

I don't use a hammer with the Paco tool. I use an arbor press, along with washers on the nose-forming rod to precisely control the pressure used and the nose formation. It's easy to do, and quite...
Forum: Hunting 01-19-2009, 08:11 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,977
Posted By MikeP
Fifty years ago when I was a teenager we went on...

Fifty years ago when I was a teenager we went on a bridge to shoot and saw a large, fat cottonmouth sunning herself. A shot or two with the .22 rimfires opened her up, and what did we see but a whole...
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