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Author Topic: More from my industry stimulus efforts  (Read 280 times)

Online Madgomer

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More from my industry stimulus efforts
« on: April 22, 2020, 06:25:25 AM »
Yesterday afternoon I received my latest installment in my stimulus plan.  Have been looking for something close to a Winchester 1892 in .44 mag for several years, and apparently Rossi made another batch so I grabbed one.  24 inch octagon barrel.  I thought it might be a little nose heavy but it's actually very well balanced.  Hoping to have time this afternoon before the rain starts to try it out.
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More from my industry stimulus efforts
« on: April 22, 2020, 06:25:25 AM »
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Re: More from my industry stimulus efforts
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2020, 07:11:14 AM »
Very nice, let us know how it does on the range. Love those wooden stocks.  --9-908
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Re: More from my industry stimulus efforts
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2020, 07:56:52 AM »
Very nice!!
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Re: More from my industry stimulus efforts
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2020, 09:33:18 AM »
looks nice. i shot my first deer w/ a Win 1892 octagon in 30-30
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Re: More from my industry stimulus efforts
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2020, 12:31:22 PM »
sweet looking gun let us know how it shoots
time for food plots deer season is coming 10/1/20




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Re: More from my industry stimulus efforts
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2020, 09:04:30 PM »
Had a little window of opportunity to shoot the new lever gun this afternoon.  Grabbed a box of my trailboss mouse phart loads and a box of 250 gr Winchester hunting loads.  First two shots are Trailboss at the top of the page (35 yards).  Dropped the rear sight two notches and fired two more trailboss loads, putting the two holes on the left.  Note all four of those shots keyholed.  Switched over to the Winchester loads and produced the four shot group on the right.  Two were soft points, two were hollow points.  Winds were gusting, target stand was bouncing around and paper was starting to flutter so I called it quits.

Apparently those trailboss loads are not hot enough for the gun.  Attempted to measure the barrel twist, it's somewhere in the 28-30" range.  Will get the chronograph out soon and check several loads in both this rifle and the Contender.  Recoil was insignificant with the trailboss loads, but really not bad on the heavy loads, I expected worse with that steel crescent buttplate.
I'm surprised those keyholed shots weren't more scattered.  No sign of keyholing with the hotter loads.
« Last Edit: April 22, 2020, 09:07:14 PM by Madgomer »
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Re: More from my industry stimulus efforts
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2020, 11:39:56 PM »
Looks good so far .  @--0--0104
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Re: More from my industry stimulus efforts
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2020, 09:36:07 AM »
amazing the difference in the holes. looks like the light loads were tumbling

i having shot the 30-30 1892 for 40 years, but i remember a big kick. it has a horseshoe butt plate and you better get it seated in your should correctly or you got the point digging deep @--0--0100 @--0--0100
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Re: More from my industry stimulus efforts
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2020, 04:20:53 PM »
Yeah, each of the Trailboss loads tumbled, when you press the paper down you can readily see they went through sideways.

I was making sure I had the buttplate in the right place as I was shooting yesterday, but I'm sure that will be an issue if I ever need to make a snap shot with this thing.
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Re: More from my industry stimulus efforts
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2020, 10:23:46 AM »
Looks like a "hog" killer!

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Re: More from my industry stimulus efforts
« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2020, 10:30:29 AM »
Yeah Ben - I think it would do a fine job on a piggie!
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