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by charlesb
Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:17 pm
Forum: Rifle Forum
Topic: Rem Bolt Handle Saga
Replies: 2
Views: 1631

Rem Bolt Handle Saga

This week I got a real education about the Remington 700 bolt handle. A customer called and told me that he had dropped his rifle - and the bolt handle popped off. Apparently this is not an unusual circumstance... Before I ever got my shop open, another fellow here had the same thing happen. This - ...
by charlesb
Sat Oct 03, 2015 8:14 am
Forum: Rifle Forum
Topic: Falling in with bad company
Replies: 8
Views: 2808

Re: Falling in with bad company

Taylors guns look pretty good. Lately I've been looking at the Cimarron 1885 low-wall rifles. They are well finished, can be had with double-set triggers and are offered in a number of BP era pistol cartridges. - I'm thinking maybe a 32-20. http://www.cimarron-firearms.com/media/catalog/product/cach...
by charlesb
Mon Sep 21, 2015 5:01 pm
Forum: Handgun Forum
Topic: Stoeger Cougar
Replies: 6
Views: 1944

They'll sell one to just about anybody.

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by charlesb
Sun Sep 20, 2015 11:22 am
Forum: Rifle Forum
Topic: Howa 1500
Replies: 15
Views: 6029

I took the Howa out to shoot a bit. First I fired some cheap Federal Blue label factory .223 loads with 55 grain bullets. Typical three-shot groups at 100 yards would be two in the same hole, with another hole about 3/4" off to the side. Then I got out my carefully assembled target reloads using 68 ...
by charlesb
Wed Sep 16, 2015 3:41 pm
Forum: Rifle Forum
Topic: Howa 1500
Replies: 15
Views: 6029

Well, it seems like precision to my son and I... It's about the best that we can do on our budget. I have been privileged to shoot the real thing though, a 30 pound benchrest gun that was astoundingly accurate, in a class by itself. The trigger for the Howa 1500 that I ordered from Brownells was del...
by charlesb
Sun Sep 13, 2015 10:12 am
Forum: Rifle Forum
Topic: Mannlicher-Schoenauer brush gun
Replies: 0
Views: 2920

Mannlicher-Schoenauer brush gun

I have always wanted to try out a Mannlicher-Schoenauer but gee those things are pricey in any kind of shape. But at the annual gun show here, I found a converted military MS that looked OK and was not out of my price range. It has a few deficiencies but I decided to try to work around all that. Cli...
by charlesb
Sat Sep 12, 2015 8:28 pm
Forum: Gun Talk Community Forum
Topic: Changed my avatar
Replies: 1
Views: 1114

Changed my avatar

Now instead of the cowboy with the H-bomb, it's a color picture of an aoudad sheep. I rarely see them here but if I go outside at night, a lot of times I can hear them baaa'ing at each other, and my neighbors geese going nuts when they and their mule deer buddies come down into town to eat the water...
by charlesb
Sat Sep 12, 2015 8:22 pm
Forum: Rifle Forum
Topic: Howa 1500
Replies: 15
Views: 6029

It's supposed to come pre-set at one pound. - I'll probably just leave it at that, more or less at the middle of its adjustment range. It's a bench gun, highly unlikely to ever be shot in the field. My son and I get into competitions to see how few holes we can wind up with at 100 yards, with five r...
by charlesb
Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:25 pm
Forum: Rifle Forum
Topic: Howa 1500
Replies: 15
Views: 6029

Thought I'd post some pictures. http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff206/arwatch/Firearms/Howa%201500/th_IMG_4154_zpslrn0j2mf.jpg http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff206/arwatch/Firearms/Howa%201500/th_IMG_4153_zpszlgx2ryc.jpg http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff206/arwatch/Firearms/Howa%201500/th...
by charlesb
Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:52 am
Forum: Handgun Forum
Topic: Stoeger Cougar
Replies: 6
Views: 1944

This picture is a little better. Click to enlarge: http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff206/arwatch/Firearms/Stoeger%20Cougar/th_IMG_4156_zpscbwvzwta.jpg The other side of the pistol has the serial number on the frame and on the slide. The Stoeger Cougar replaces my Hungarian 9mm Hi-Power/S&W clone ...
by charlesb
Mon Sep 07, 2015 11:20 pm
Forum: Rifle Forum
Topic: Howa 1500
Replies: 15
Views: 6029

Howa 1500

I have been curious about the Howa rifle action for some time, having read that it was originally a Sako design. It has a flat bottom like a Mauser or model 70, with the 3 position sliding safety off to the side, like a Mark X Mauser. The other day I found a used Howa in .223 that had a 24" bull bar...
by charlesb
Sun Sep 06, 2015 11:08 am
Forum: Handgun Forum
Topic: Stoeger Cougar
Replies: 6
Views: 1944

I've never fired a Beretta 92. I did find out though that the Cougar is a Beretta design that was superseded by another new model. Beretta did market the Cougar for a while, but it was old-school compared to the newer designs so they dropped it from their line. The tooling was sold to the Turkish ma...
by charlesb
Sat Sep 05, 2015 11:48 pm
Forum: Handgun Forum
Topic: Stoeger Cougar
Replies: 6
Views: 1944

Stoeger Cougar

Looking for an inexpensive carry gun, I bought a Stoeger Cougar in .40 S&W today. Click image to see larger picture. http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff206/arwatch/Firearms/Stoeger%20Cougar/th_IMG_4150_zpstjsdn7fw.jpg It has my favorite fire control mechanism. - It can be fired single or double-ac...
by charlesb
Sat Aug 29, 2015 6:58 pm
Forum: Gun Talk Community Forum
Topic: Never let a tragedy go to waste
Replies: 4
Views: 1694

That happened 30 odd miles from me, and WDBJ is about a mile from my house. At least the woman reporter's father had a carefully worded statement, about doing more to keep crazy people from getting guns, but not restricting other's gun rights. The Hildabeast was the first presidential candidate to ...
by charlesb
Sat Aug 22, 2015 1:57 pm
Forum: Gun Talk Community Forum
Topic: New Gunsmith's Shop
Replies: 5
Views: 2025

I've been interested in rust bluing for a while, and intend to get my feet wet with it on an old 98 Mauser that I must re-barrel.

I haven't read about the cold rust bluing, the stuff that I've looked at requires a steam box.

Thanks for the link!