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Forum: Marlin Bolt Actions 12-05-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,040
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: 10
Views: 322
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: 973
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: 973
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: 1,306
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: 1,306
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: 458
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: 682
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: 394
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: 1,056
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: 550
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: 558
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: 645
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: 5,241
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: 21
Views: 792
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: 4,140
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: 586
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...
Forum: Stocks: Making, Repairing, Refinishing, Modifying, and Bedding 10-06-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By wmrike
It's a lacquer finish. If you are correct in...

It's a lacquer finish. If you are correct in saying that facial oils are causing the shine, wipe it off. Wax, by itself, will not reduce the shine, but putting it one and rubbing it out will...
Forum: RFC Community Forum 10-03-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By wmrike
That's cool! I remember v clearly what a...

That's cool!

I remember v clearly what a huge deal they were when they came out - at approx. $125 they were insanely expensive, but offered incredible accuracy and only half the cost of a Rolex, ...
Forum: .22 Ammunition (S-L-LR) 10-01-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,643
Posted By wmrike
If I want to get right to business, it's Tenex. ...

If I want to get right to business, it's Tenex. Away from the range, the vagaries of field conditions mean you are unlikely to be able to take full advantage of the top drawer stuff. For a SV...
Forum: RFC Community Forum 09-22-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,519
Posted By wmrike
I used one for high power decades ago. As...

I used one for high power decades ago. As PokieOkie said, they are sweet operators. You can shoot them all day long. Earlier this year I got mine out for the first time in a long while. It's like...
Forum: RFC Community Forum 09-20-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,470
Posted By wmrike
I take naproxen for arthritis, but Tylenol does...

I take naproxen for arthritis, but Tylenol does me better for back pain. A heating pad two or three times a day for 20-30 minutes at a crack helps.

As tedious as it is, stretching and maintenance...
Forum: Scopes, Sights, Rings & Mounts, and Other Optics 09-20-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,053
Posted By wmrike
None of my shooting requires the light-gathering...

None of my shooting requires the light-gathering of a large objective, so on that account I have maxed out at 42. Personally, I would opt for AO long before a large objective.
Forum: RFC Community Forum 09-11-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,973
Posted By wmrike
I don't know what the stats are, and don't much...

I don't know what the stats are, and don't much care.

There's too much judgement involved. If someone can't negotiate a stop sign or traffic light safely, there's no way they will breeze through...
Forum: Shotgun 08-25-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,804
Posted By wmrike
Indoors, what, to 20 ft.? #9. Less structural...

Indoors, what, to 20 ft.? #9. Less structural damage to the house. I already have enough projects around here!

If you run it through a pump gun and rack the thing, it is entirely possible there...
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