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Forum: RFC Community Forum Yesterday, 07:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 834
Posted By Steve Newman
Back in 1970 11.7 seconds in HS. Now, do you...

Back in 1970 11.7 seconds in HS. Now, do you have a calendar handy?
Forum: .22 Ammunition (S-L-LR) 12-03-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 552
Posted By Steve Newman
NIB, you are correct, sir. X-ACT is the top tier...

NIB, you are correct, sir. X-ACT is the top tier 0f the Lapua line.
Forum: .22 Ammunition (S-L-LR) 12-02-2019, 10:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 552
Posted By Steve Newman
Big Pete, as Jaia said, it is mid grade ammo. If...

Big Pete, as Jaia said, it is mid grade ammo. If you're willing to pay a little more, the top of the line Sk Rifle Match shows less fliers for me than its other siblings. And I like CCI SV: except...
Forum: .22 Ammunition (S-L-LR) 12-02-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 552
Posted By Steve Newman
Thanks for your input, Jaia. Really enjoy your...

Thanks for your input, Jaia. Really enjoy your ammunition testing and reviews. My particular rifles, after testing, favor the Sk/Lapua products over Eley or RWS. My everyday standard is Sk Rifle...
Forum: .22 Ammunition (S-L-LR) 12-01-2019, 02:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 552
Posted By Steve Newman
Your thoughts on new Wolf (Eley sourced) VS. old Wolf (Sk/Lapuasourced)

Asking for your experiences with New VS. Old Wolf .22LR; similar quality, reliability, or noticeable change either good or bad? I realize every firearm is its own entity and identical rifles could...
Forum: Rifle 11-27-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,482
Posted By Steve Newman
Don't personally own a rifle in this caliber, but...

Don't personally own a rifle in this caliber, but have had the opportunity to shoot a few. What a well balanced, efficient cartridge! It is powerful enough, flat shooting enough, has excellent...
Forum: Winchester 11-17-2019, 03:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,456
Posted By Steve Newman
Be sure the safety is in the OFF position....if...

Be sure the safety is in the OFF position....if it is ON, the bolt release won't work. It is possible to install the bolt mechanism with the firing pin cocked on the LR version (not sure about the...
Forum: Rimfire Benchrest Shooting 11-10-2019, 12:52 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,329
Posted By Steve Newman
pmpski, I see your point, and I didn't mean all...

pmpski, I see your point, and I didn't mean all competitors would have to use the same brand of ammo, just have a spending $ cap on it. I understand that every shooter wants to fire the optimal...
Forum: Rimfire Benchrest Shooting 11-08-2019, 03:53 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,329
Posted By Steve Newman
I like the philosophy of providing entry level...

I like the philosophy of providing entry level matches to those without desire or money (myself) to shoot traditional, formal, acknowledged (expensive) RF benchrest, but still want to learn, compete...
Forum: Winchester 11-07-2019, 12:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,241
Posted By Steve Newman
Killery, you can use the yellow #4 drywall...

Killery, you can use the yellow #4 drywall anchors from Home Depot as action proof testing dummies and dry fire snap caps. They will feed through the magazine and chamber just like .22RF cartridges....
Forum: Scopes, Sights, Rings & Mounts, and Other Optics 11-04-2019, 12:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 548
Posted By Steve Newman
Both are good quality scopes. The Bushnell Elite...

Both are good quality scopes. The Bushnell Elite 4200 series (discontinued and replaced by the 4500 series) has a front AO which will focus down to around 10-15 yards, which is a practical distance...
Forum: Rifle 11-03-2019, 03:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By Steve Newman
To paraphrase an older post with a link to a very...

To paraphrase an older post with a link to a very in depth article on rifle cleaning: how many 3 position, prone position, F class, National Match, Olympic level, and BR championship winning shooters...
Forum: Scopes, Sights, Rings & Mounts, and Other Optics 10-29-2019, 01:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,584
Posted By Steve Newman
+1 TeddyBearRat on the great scope...

+1 TeddyBearRat on the great scope recommendation. Also the Weaver T-series single power scopes (original style now discontinued, but very popular and plentiful on the used market) with its 1 inch...
Forum: Rifle 10-27-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 755
Posted By Steve Newman
Buckweet, understand you don't want to mess with...

Buckweet, understand you don't want to mess with a fine shooter in your Savage Model 14 .250 Savage. But a competent gunsmith will only slightly modify your existing factory chamber (mostly changing...
Forum: Scopes, Sights, Rings & Mounts, and Other Optics 10-26-2019, 11:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,254
Posted By Steve Newman
Definitely personal taste for the reticle, but...

Definitely personal taste for the reticle, but try to use the finest cross hair that you can reliably see against the target. For most people, a small dot naturally focuses your eye on the dot. ...
Forum: Scopes, Sights, Rings & Mounts, and Other Optics 10-26-2019, 10:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,584
Posted By Steve Newman
Nice shooting flangster! One hundred and two...

Nice shooting flangster! One hundred and two hundred yards is what .222 excelled at in the early benchrest days, when it ruled. It is certainly capable of stretching even farther, but to shoot...
Forum: Open Rimfire 10-26-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,080
Posted By Steve Newman
+1 Unclenick….great, informative, post and...

+1 Unclenick….great, informative, post and explanation of the several different codependent factors (not just barrel twist rate) that affect bullet instability/stability. Thank you!
Forum: Scopes, Sights, Rings & Mounts, and Other Optics 10-24-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,584
Posted By Steve Newman
Sounds like an excellent, all around choice and...

Sounds like an excellent, all around choice and won't look ungainly on your rifle. When you discover just now accurate the .222 can be, you may step up to a dedicated high power target scope in the...
Forum: Rifle 10-24-2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 755
Posted By Steve Newman
Not an owner, but have some useful experience...

Not an owner, but have some useful experience with Model 99 Savages. In working part time for about seven years for a gunsmith, had the opportunity to spend range time with over a dozen 99's of...
Forum: Open Rimfire 10-24-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By Steve Newman
Both high quality, very accurate rifles. If...

Both high quality, very accurate rifles. If ultimate accuracy above all else is being considered, the odds favor the Anschutz, by a very small amount. For general use (hunting, plinking, informal...
Forum: Scopes, Sights, Rings & Mounts, and Other Optics 10-23-2019, 03:54 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,584
Posted By Steve Newman
James HP, just a little clarification, please. ...

James HP, just a little clarification, please. Your original post stated the rifle is to be used on your farm for fun target shooting. What is the max shooting distance you will likely be shooting?...
Forum: Open Rimfire 10-23-2019, 02:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 698
Posted By Steve Newman
+1 Clem E....very good description of barrel...

+1 Clem E....very good description of barrel fouling VS chamber mouth carbon ring build up. I was referring to overall bore seasoning, not the chamber ring. Easiest way to clean the dreaded ring is...
Forum: Open Rimfire 10-22-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 698
Posted By Steve Newman
You may already be "clean" enough. Before doing...

You may already be "clean" enough. Before doing anything else, use the ammo that has proven the most accurate so far, and shoot 25 rounds through the rifle, to completely season (coat) the barrel...
Forum: Open Rimfire 10-21-2019, 11:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,080
Posted By Steve Newman
Gcrank1's explanation about bullet stability for...

Gcrank1's explanation about bullet stability for a given twist rate is exactly right....it is the length, plus the shape of the bullet, both front and rear, because the profile also affects the...
Forum: Rifle 10-15-2019, 12:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,696
Posted By Steve Newman
Joelmark, one more reason for investing about...

Joelmark, one more reason for investing about half the cost of a new rifle to get the equipment to start reloading....you can download the .223 rem. to basically duplicate .22 Hornet performance,...
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