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Forum: 22 WMR (22mag) Today, 08:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 64
Posted By David Valdina
7.3 ounces / 50 in old paper box w/40 gr. bullet.

7.3 ounces / 50 in old paper box w/40 gr. bullet. I guess I assume you will carry in the manufacturer's box. Let me suggest you invest in a small postal scale which you can use to know how much...
Forum: Hunting Yesterday, 02:45 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,244
Posted By David Valdina
.222 Remington

I can't resist, and remember the .222 is a reduced .30-06 and all of these are terrific and have stood the test of time.
Forum: Model 41 Pistol 02-19-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,072
Posted By David Valdina
Maybe a way to judge value/quality

Reviews can be helpful. I have tended to read multiples on things I consider buying. One way I judge quality and value is to look at resale of used things. When a used S&W Model 18 is selling for...
Forum: .22 Ammunition (S-L-LR) 02-18-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,217
Posted By David Valdina
There will always be the odd ball case, but ...

Shot 6 times with a .357, still running. Never count on a .22 to anything but make someone mad. Fortunately there is enough good facts and statistics for us to make smart decisions. For a lot of...
Forum: Shotgun 02-18-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,253
Posted By David Valdina
I will be getting a new .410 soon.

I will be getting a new .410 soon. I have a Remington 870 at my house in Massachusetts and like it a lot. A year or so ago I bought a Stevens 555 o/u from Bud's Gun Shop and for the first time,...
Forum: Shotgun 02-18-2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,253
Posted By David Valdina
Book to get and read ...

If you can, get a copy of this book:

"Because it's there! CLIMBING THE NORTH FACE OF THE .410", by Tim Woodhouse.
Forum: .22 Ammunition (S-L-LR) 02-17-2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,962
Posted By David Valdina
Hi Carl, we try and speak the Queen's English ...

Hi Carl, We do try and speak the Queen's English. One of the skills that is helpful to acquire is learning how to read and interpret. Keep us honest. If we speak in vague terms it may be we just...
Forum: Winchester 52 02-15-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 746
Posted By David Valdina
John, did the 52c I sold to Paul have a standard barrel ?

John, Did the Winchester 52c I sold to Paul have the standard barrel ? I seem to think it did. David
Forum: Model 41 Pistol 02-14-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,072
Posted By David Valdina
A suggestion for you ...

Let me suggest you ask the dealer if he is willing to find you an old S&W Model 41 and have the dealer keep the "new" one when it comes back. You could do the searching on line to help out. If a...
Forum: .22 Ammunition (S-L-LR) 02-12-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,962
Posted By David Valdina
Maybe ask the manufacturer ?

I am not trying to be sarcastic, but I think your best bet is to ask the manufacturer that question. And maybe ask that question of the suppressor's maker.

Most of us will be, excuse the pun,...
Forum: Offhand Rifle Match 02-10-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 5,320
Views: 278,273
Posted By David Valdina
Florida, 50 yards, February 10, 2020

Iron sights, 50 yards. 161 & 170

David Valdina
Indian River County Range
February 10, 2020
Marlin 39A Carbine with factory open sights.
CMP Bulk Eley standard velocity ammo
A23/5 targets...
Forum: Offhand Rifle Match 02-08-2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5,320
Views: 278,273
Posted By David Valdina
Thank you all, I appreciate the kindness.

Thank you all, I appreciate the kindness. I will keep plugging away and sharing with this wonderful community. David
Forum: Offhand Rifle Match 02-07-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 5,320
Views: 278,273
Posted By David Valdina
Florida, 25 yards, February 7, 2020

Iron sights, 25 Yards, 420

David Valdina
Indian River County Range
February 7, 2020
Marlin 39A Carbine with factory open sights.
CMP Bulk Eley standard velocity ammo
A23/5 targets
Very...
Forum: Rimfire Handguns 02-06-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,451
Posted By David Valdina
What I would consider ...

I would consider buying a S&W Model 34, the J-Frame Kit Gun, made of steel with a 4" barrel. Made before the built in locks, well made and will hold value. And being a revolver, you can feed it any...
Forum: Handgun 02-05-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,309
Posted By David Valdina
A valid reason for not loading magazines to their limit ...

I have read in a number of articles that your pistol may run more reliably loading one less than maximum in the magazine. If you notice that while practicing, then it would seem true at least for...
Forum: CZ / Brno 02-05-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 396
Posted By David Valdina
Getting on target with these sights ...

My own experience with my Lux is that with the front sight raised as high as it can go, I need to have the rear sight set at 25 to be on target at 50. And with my aged eyes, the rear sight is a...
Forum: Rimfire Handguns 02-05-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,602
Posted By David Valdina
Decreasing the chances of an accidental discharge ...

There were very few accidental discharges involving holsters when police had revolvers. When departments went with pistols, the incident of accidental discharges increased. In answer some...
Forum: Remington 02-04-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,506
Posted By David Valdina
Hank, just go and buy it ...

Hank, the barrels on all of these were made from the same stock on the same machines as all of the other Remington rifles. Potentially it will shoot with the best of them. I have a 521T which will...
Forum: Long Range Rimfire 02-03-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 106,602
Posted By David Valdina
First shot, cold bore ...

Your first shot after cleaning a rifle will often go to a different place. I have seen a friend keep track of this and in sniper competitions, it comes in handy I have been told. My own experience...
Forum: Long Range Rimfire 02-02-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 106,602
Posted By David Valdina
We did our with mostly volunteer labor...

We did our with mostly volunteer labor. Regardless as to how it gets done, it is worth it.
Forum: Long Range Rimfire 02-02-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 106,602
Posted By David Valdina
Ranges should have a no blue sky set up ...

Human nature and human fallibility will always exist. You just can not allow bullets to leave the range. Spend the money for a no blue sky set up and you will have gone a long way to insuring your...
Forum: Shotgun 02-02-2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,253
Posted By David Valdina
Shoplifter, 21 bolt action .410 on GunBroker.com

Shoplifter, there are 21 bolt action .410 shotguns on GunBroker.com right now. Short money.
Forum: Browning 02-02-2020, 05:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,972
Posted By David Valdina
Fast reloads ? Maybe a way to accomplish it ...

I remember watching a movie where the men were at the wall with single shot muskets and the women were reloading others. The men would shoot and pass down the empty gun and the women would pass up a...
Forum: Browning 02-01-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,972
Posted By David Valdina
Club rules and gravity in reloading ...

At most ranges it is ok to carry at Port Arms and have the barrel pointed up for safety. Reloading the common tube magazines is done in this way. But at the Port Malabar Rifle and Pistol Club in...
Forum: Benchrest 50 yd. Iron Sight Matches with NRA A-23/5 target 01-31-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 955
Posted By David Valdina
January 31, 2020, Florida

January 31, 2020
Indian River County Range, Sebastian, FL

198-8x & 199-7x

Remington 521
Factory rear peep sight and factory front post sight.
Cabelas front rest & Protextor Rear Bag
A23/5...
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