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Forum: Reloading 01-08-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 298
Posted By wmrike
Accuracy requires the bullet to be balanced along...

Accuracy requires the bullet to be balanced along its axis. If the hp cavity is not centered around that axis (off to the side or crooked), you've got a problem. Think of it this way - No one will...
Forum: CZ / Brno 01-07-2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,347
Posted By wmrike
In a good pillar-bedded gun, I can see...

In a good pillar-bedded gun, I can see differences in torque settings. I'm a big believer in a proper torque. I think your process was a good one.

One thing to be careful of, especially if you...
Forum: Scopes, Sights, Rings & Mounts, and Other Optics 01-03-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 430
Posted By wmrike
"You-nurtle" has always worked for me. I've...

"You-nurtle" has always worked for me. I've never seen anyone blink when they heard that pronunciation.
Forum: Scopes, Sights, Rings & Mounts, and Other Optics 12-30-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,264
Posted By wmrike
There are two camps presenting their case here,...

There are two camps presenting their case here, those that are looking for good service and those that want to experience the ultimate. I immediately think of the difference between a ratty %%%...
Forum: Air Rifles 12-28-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,444
Posted By wmrike
My first thought for under a thousand would be an...

My first thought for under a thousand would be an Anschutz 2002. Awesome rifle. It is spring powered, and thus has lost favor to the newer CO2 guns. Last I looked, a used 2002 could be had for...
Forum: RFC Community Forum 12-19-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,918
Posted By wmrike
Trampolines. Outlawed, banned, or otherwise...

Trampolines. Outlawed, banned, or otherwise socially unacceptable back in the sixties. And now they're back?
Forum: Anschutz 12-14-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,101
Posted By wmrike
I have always considered the torque on the action...

I have always considered the torque on the action screws to be high on the list of "don't overlooks." I start with ridiculously low torque, then increase it at 5 in/lbs intervals, shooting a pair of...
Forum: Open Rimfire 12-11-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 11,421
Posted By wmrike
I am reminded of old Col. Whelen's comment that...

I am reminded of old Col. Whelen's comment that only accurate guns are interesting. Said another way, randomness (inaccuracy) is not so interesting. Why gather people together and call it a match...
Forum: Marlin Bolt Actions 12-05-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,409
Posted By wmrike
Oh, yeah, they're out there. I have a Beretta...

Oh, yeah, they're out there. I have a Beretta skeet gun of my father's, unfired and NIB, that he probably bought 30 years ago.
Forum: Winchester 12-05-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 587
Posted By wmrike
Most of the time the W magazines work well for...

Most of the time the W magazines work well for me. I have had no issues with the intermal configuration or with the lips. However, the little nub on the side that holds the mag in place is not as...
Forum: RFC Community Forum 12-01-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,201
Posted By wmrike
I have a ca. 1990 wall clock that requires a...

I have a ca. 1990 wall clock that requires a professional once-over every 5-8 years. So, my wife and I are having breakfast at a B&B in Scotland a few years back, and our table is next to a gorgeous...
Forum: RFC Community Forum 12-01-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,201
Posted By wmrike
I used a slide rule the first 10-20 years of my...

I used a slide rule the first 10-20 years of my career. As long as whatever you were doing did not require more than three significant places of accuracy, a slide rule is quick and accurate. Back...
Forum: RFC Community Forum 12-01-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,587
Posted By wmrike
Re: Tom in Mo's post: I had this stuff...

Re: Tom in Mo's post:

I had this stuff drilled in to me so hard that I'm afraid to let go of my high school "Plain English Handbook," (Walsh, 1965). I offer clarity.


Also, I disagree with...
Forum: RFC Community Forum 12-01-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,587
Posted By wmrike
Anschultz rifles Pedal stall, as placed on...

Anschultz rifles
Pedal stall, as placed on a.....
Forum: Gunmetal: Machining, Fixing, Finishing & Refinishing, Restoration, Engraving, Jeweling, etc. 11-21-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 752
Posted By wmrike
Factory finishes are often coarser than what they...

Factory finishes are often coarser than what they appear at first glance. Give credit to the nice, practiced factory blue job.

Take a good look at how finely finished you think the gun was when...
Forum: Scopes, Sights, Rings & Mounts, and Other Optics 11-18-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 889
Posted By wmrike
Consider a garden variety centerfire scope with a...

Consider a garden variety centerfire scope with a 42mm objective that is set to be parallax-free at 100 yds. Inside the 40 yard range where I take most of my shots, the POI can shift as much as a...
Forum: CZ / Brno 11-08-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By wmrike
MOA, if your equipment is up to it. Groups with...

MOA, if your equipment is up to it. Groups with iron sights should very closely mimic those shot with scopes. The big caveats are the shooter's visual acuity and light conditions (target...
Forum: .22 Ammunition (S-L-LR) 11-02-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,146
Posted By wmrike
Someone has correctly pointed out that 25 yds is...

Someone has correctly pointed out that 25 yds is pretty meaningless for testing.

Once the gun is settled down and the conditions are good, one or maybe two ten-shot groups should tell the tale for...
Forum: Hunting 11-02-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 674
Posted By wmrike
I have to admit to more than a little bit of...

I have to admit to more than a little bit of envy. Aside from it being a neat gun, in obviously good condition, what an experience to be able to carry Grandpa's rifle. And think how pleased he...
Forum: Anschutz 11-01-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 672
Posted By wmrike
I used a 68XX for several decades and never...

I used a 68XX for several decades and never blamed a dropped point on the sight. It's still tight and ready for action.
Forum: Winchester 52 10-31-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 738
Posted By wmrike
There are so many perspectives to this question,...

There are so many perspectives to this question, and each depends on …..

Consider that although the 52 is no longer considered competitive at the higher levels of competition, it can be a very,...
Forum: Open Rimfire 10-25-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,646
Posted By wmrike
Just standing in the wilderness with a .22 in...

Just standing in the wilderness with a .22 in hand should lend clarity to a reasonable person.

Wheel guns. Just pull the trigger. Never fails.

Automatics, not so much.

If you need more...
Forum: Stocks: Making, Repairing, Refinishing, Modifying, and Bedding 10-16-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,950
Posted By wmrike
It's sometimes hard to tell on dry wood, but if...

It's sometimes hard to tell on dry wood, but if the definition of AAA is 75% or more figure and stripe, it looks the part to me.

The shaping is coming along nicely. What kind of pore fill and...
Forum: .22 Ammunition (S-L-LR) 10-11-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,413
Posted By wmrike
Pretty much what Jaia said. Some guns,...

Pretty much what Jaia said.

Some guns, regardless of how good the ammo is, will just blow shots all over the place. There's no cure for that. However, if your gun has the chops, feed it the...
Forum: RFC Community Forum 10-10-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 611
Posted By wmrike
Good question. Nice question. It's...

Good question. Nice question.

It's definitely best to be able to say "Goodbye." Might be harder than hell, but all parties will be in better shape for it, not having that eternal feeling of lost...
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