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Forum: .22 Ammunition (S-L-LR) 01-20-2020, 11:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,043
Posted By tbates66
I've had very good luck with CCI SV. I only use...

I've had very good luck with CCI SV. I only use it for squirrels. Lots of dead center head shots.
Forum: .17HM2 01-17-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By tbates66
Inconsistency of performance is the Achilles Heel...

Inconsistency of performance is the Achilles Heel of Mach 2 ammo. I personally would not have faith in it as a long distance round. That said, I have made some very long shots on squirrels,...
Forum: .17HM2 01-17-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 307
Posted By tbates66
Yeah...V-Max is a varmint bullet. CCI makes a...

Yeah...V-Max is a varmint bullet. CCI makes a new VNT cartridge but I had terrible results with it and do not recommend it. The NTX is a poor cartrdge. The only one I recommend is the Hornady...
Forum: Sako/Tikka 01-16-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,383
Posted By tbates66
Be sure to let us know how it shoots. I have...

Be sure to let us know how it shoots. I have been thinking about one for myself, even though I have an Anschutz 1517MPR and a Sako FinnFire II. Love that HMR round.
Forum: .17HMR 01-12-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,250
Posted By tbates66
You may well have hit the defect trifecta..wrong...

You may well have hit the defect trifecta..wrong ammo, bad barrel, questionable scope. You corrected the ammo question; the other two remain. Have a gunsmith take a look and if there is no damage...
Forum: Hunting 01-10-2020, 09:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,233
Posted By tbates66
%%%%! you must raise tough coons in your neck of...

%%%%! you must raise tough coons in your neck of the woods. The last one I shot with CCI SV .22LR was headed up a tree and I put one in the back of his neck and he dropped without a wiggle. WOW...7...
Forum: .17HMR 01-10-2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,250
Posted By tbates66
Don't feel too bad. I had a clerk at Bass Pro...

Don't feel too bad. I had a clerk at Bass Pro try to sell me 17HMR ammo when I was looking for 17Mach2. He insisted they were the same thing and he is trained to know the difference. You learned...
Forum: Anschutz 01-06-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By tbates66
Right back to you...Merry Christmas and Happy New...

Right back to you...Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Forum: Open Rimfire 01-05-2020, 04:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,026
Posted By tbates66
Yes indeed....a single shot and looks like CZ is...

Yes indeed....a single shot and looks like CZ is the group favorite. I have an old Winchester 67 that is wicked accurate, shoots Short, Long, and Long Rifle. Is a vinatge gun that could be sold...
Forum: Scopes, Sights, Rings & Mounts, and Other Optics 01-03-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,264
Posted By tbates66
I've owned lots of scopes from cheap $15 when I...

I've owned lots of scopes from cheap $15 when I was a kid to my most expensive, which is currently about $600. Obviously I couid spend lots more. My satisfaction comes in many places, when I take...
Forum: Hunting 01-02-2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,675
Posted By tbates66
I would strongly recommend a 410. They are...

I would strongly recommend a 410. They are really fun to shoot and your son will love it. I grew up shooting an Iver Johnson 410 (2.5" shells) and a Remington single shot (3" shells). There was...
Forum: Cooper 01-02-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,353
Posted By tbates66
I have a Sako FinnFire II and have coveted the...

I have a Sako FinnFire II and have coveted the Cooper. My Sako is kind of plain, but is as accurate as my Anschutz 1517MPR. The nod would go to Cooper in the looks department, but the Sako is quite...
Forum: .17HMR 12-31-2019, 11:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,500
Posted By tbates66
The Vortex would be a very good option for your...

The Vortex would be a very good option for your Tikka. I have a Bushnell Elite 4-16X AO on my a 17Mach2 and it's not too much scope at all. Have Leupold VX-3i 3.5-10X on two 17HMRs and really love...
Forum: Hunting 12-28-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,450
Posted By tbates66
Confusion doesn't just happen to the...

Confusion doesn't just happen to the inexperienced shooter. Had a salesman at BassPro tell me that 17Mach2 is the same as 17HMR.
Forum: .17HMR 12-27-2019, 10:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 727
Posted By tbates66
I bought a Savage Model 25 .22Hornet but it would...

I bought a Savage Model 25 .22Hornet but it would not load from the magazine and the mag was way too tight. They sent shipping label and remade my rifle. There was some delay so I called. and they...
Forum: Scopes, Sights, Rings & Mounts, and Other Optics 12-22-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,498
Posted By tbates66
Only had trouble with one of the many Leupolds...

Only had trouble with one of the many Leupolds I've owned. They sent a new one, no questions asked and a complimentary set of screw-in lens covers. Great company....and American made!!
Forum: Hunting 12-21-2019, 11:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,233
Posted By tbates66
I've killed coons with CCI SV 22LR. One shot to...

I've killed coons with CCI SV 22LR. One shot to the noggin and it's lights out. Never killed one with a Mach2, but having killed lots of squirrels with mine, I'm inclined to think it would have...
Forum: Open Rimfire 12-21-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,352
Posted By tbates66
YEP...This is the most sensible way to do it.

YEP...This is the most sensible way to do it.
Forum: .17HMR 12-21-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,221
Posted By tbates66
This is a great deal. Probably the best deal our...

This is a great deal. Probably the best deal our OP will find. If I didn't already have two HMRs, I would buy it.
Forum: .17HMR 12-20-2019, 11:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,221
Posted By tbates66
Should be able to find a Marlin or Savage to meet...

Should be able to find a Marlin or Savage to meet your need. Savage has a reputation of producing some of the best accuracy with economical barrels. My buddy has a Marlin that shoots very well. If...
Forum: .17HMR 12-18-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 322
Posted By tbates66
Not sure what a 1517 av is and I have no...

Not sure what a 1517 av is and I have no experience with the 1761. But, I do have a 1517MPR and it shoots exceptionally well. Best out of the box accuracy and trigger I've ever owned. Good luck in...
Forum: .17HM2 12-17-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,890
Posted By tbates66
I bought 2 boxes of the Mach2 VNT. It shot...

I bought 2 boxes of the Mach2 VNT. It shot horribly through my AnschutzZ 1502...a shotgun pattern. Contacted CCI CS and they wanted it returned, but I shot all of the first box and gave the other...
Forum: Open Rimfire 12-15-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,126
Posted By tbates66
Took me awhile to respond to this question. Not...

Took me awhile to respond to this question. Not sure what ammo he tried in his rifle, but he is a skilled marksman and one of the most gun-savvy guys I know. So, if he said it wouldn't shoot, I...
Forum: .22 Ammunition (S-L-LR) 12-06-2019, 12:39 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 17,943
Posted By tbates66
CCI--SV has generally functioned well for me. ...

CCI--SV has generally functioned well for me. Have killed lots of squirrels with it. But, I have aa concern about CCI Customer Service. I had a problem with some of their newest 17Mach2 ammo that...
Forum: .17HM2 12-01-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,603
Posted By tbates66
I certainly understand your attraction to...

I certainly understand your attraction to squirrel hunts. Squirrels are my favorite game animal to chase. Shooting a deer is a rush for sure as are coyotes, but that usually means one shot. With...
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