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I wonder what you fellows shoot for fun. I still like to get out my 22cal. rimfire and burn up some ammunition. But just for fun, I like to load up my Golden Centennial 30-30 and play "see that rock" in one of my large fields. We pick out a rock at 50-60yrds. and see who can hit it off handed. Open sites and standing with no rest. Once someone hits that one, we pick out one a little farther out. The Centennial and Buffalo Bill with the long octagon barrels have good balance and are just plain fun to shoot.
 

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Generally, it depends on what's on the other side of the barrel. If there's a deer or hog on the other end, then that's my favorite gun for the moment. :)

Cajuncowboy,

I also have a 264 Win. Mag. :grin: Just out of curiosity, what ammo do you use that is very accurate in your gun?

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Just for fun

Just for fun it's my long barrelled Winnie 94 in 444. With easy shootin' it's a whole buncha fun.

So is my 6.5 Swede, just because it's easy on the recoil, accurate and can hit anything with it. Rocks tremble at the sound of my name.

But, then I've got these Mausers that just go bang-arang all day long and account for many soda cans, shoot n see targets, left over clay pigeons, lumps of clay and on occassion.

The real fun during the winter is ice-cubes on a string at any range with your favorite rifle, especially if there is a bit of a breeze - great visual effects with the ice spray. Try it with colors. Better visuals. Lotsa fun with a 22. Mikey.
 

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I have a really nice 45-70 Trapdoor. History and nostalgia rolled in to one. When I take it out, my buddies can't shoot it enough. Right behind it is a Winchester 64 in 218 Bee.

Just somethin about thoughs old guns (quality and mechanics) that makes em fun. You guys got me started on bein lazy with my words.

John (Rojo)
 

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Fun Gun

:-D I shoot my high serial numbered (3xx) Marlin 1894CCL in .41Magnum. It's real fun, hits hard with my loads, and has taken a couple pigs this year. Can't wait for the Marlin 1894FG! :grin: RKBA!
 

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8) I like shooting my Remington 700 varmint rifle in 223. It' just nice to shoot and cheap to load for. My Ruger M7744 is fun to too . It puts big holes in stuff.
 

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Unfortunately, I don't really get to spend much time shooting "for fun". But for me just being in the outdoors is a lot of fun. I like to take nature walks and see how many critters I can identify. My shooting is strictly serious prep or the real thing when I am hunting (but it is fun to be a good shot). Then its whatever gun I am using to bring home the whole hog.

I guess the most fun I have shooting is (not very often) when I get to teach somebody new about rifle shooting. Most newcomers have no concept of what a high velocity projectile is capable of (they think it just pokes holes through things, like in the movies, right?). I love to fill up the biggest plastic container I can find (antifreeze jug, laundry soap bottle, milk carton, whatever) with water and let 'em have at it at about 25 yards. I just love to see their faces when the carton explodes into several pieces and water shoots 20 feet up in the air. :eek: It also helps drive home the point about how deadly our weapons really are and why safety always comes first.
 

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Cajun,

What do you mean that the bullets were "too long?"

BTW, I have spoken with Cole at this company. He seems to be a really nice fella. We also spoke about the .264 and he gave me ballistics data.

That notwithstanding, I was thinking about getting into the reloading hobby. Rather than pay considerably more for other people to specially load my ammo, I would rather invest in my own equipment and actually spend the time enjoying it.

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Cajun,

Don't the 120 grain ballistic tips blow-up at such a high velocity from the .264? What happens when you shoot game with these particular bullets from you .264?

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It was my 10/22 for years till i bought an sks for $59 and 1000rds for $69 I still shoot soda cans empty of course a little more exceiting than my 22 and i don't have to reload just stinking plinking fun if ya know what i mean. BigBill

Merry Christmas to all!!!! :D
 

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Cajun,

Unfortunately, my 264 does not have the BOSS on it. Actually, it's not a Winchester at all. (It's a special order Remington BDL SS.)

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I'm afraid not. 16 to 20 MPH is a lot. I'm not sure if I would even attempt a shot (at game) with that much wind. The problem is also that wind is not constant and thus almost impossible to properly judge.

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WELL I DON'T KNOW I KNOW THE WIND WAS NOT MOVING ME BECAUSE I WAS SHOOTING FROM AN EXCELLENT REST. BUT THE WOULD BE ABOUT RIGHT BECAUSE 20MPH WIND WOULD MOVE IT CLOSE TO 2IN. AND THAT IS ABOUT HOW FAR OVER THE BULLET WAS MOVING.

CONLEY TOLD ME THAT THESE 120GR. NOSLERS HE WAS MAKING HAD A VELOCITY OF MORE THAN 3200FPS. I WONDER IF THAT WOULD BE A SERIOUS PROBLEM.
 

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max velocity

Nosler's handbook shows a max. load of 3230fps., but I am sure that SOME rifles can safely handle 3300. Some reloaders still use P.O. Achley's method of determining maximum powder charge. "If you don't have to take your shoe off at the range to beat the bolt open, then you need more powder."
I would never let anyone reload ammo for me that is anywhere near a maximum load. Every rifle is different.
I reload for some of my friends, but I tell them that I must have their rifle so that I can work up a good, fast, and SAFE load for them.
 

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my favorite is any accurate airrifle or rimfire, fun to splat painballs! or eggs! many fruits are asking too get shot too! :lol:
 

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I have to say an "SKS" its nothing but a bigger caliber "22" and I don't have to reload. Most of my modern guns just sit their for hunting only. I mainly shoot my military surplus guns(8MM, 7MM, 6.5 swede, 7.62X54, 7.62X39) so much more fun and the ammo is so cheap. BigBill
 

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Nosler BallisticTip 120 gr

I have used the 264 since 1963 and have experienced the 120 gr BallisticTips fragment on the rib cage of a 5 point bull elk. Not one, not two, but three bullets failed to penetrate the rib cage. One head shot did the trick and I found all three shots had been solid lung area hits. Haven't used a Nosler since. Swithched to the 120 gr Remingtons and have been very pleased with the results. I have some .264 partitions that have gathered dust for years..................don't need them for anything up to elk.
 

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Favorite rifle

Well if I'm going to just goof off and see how much damage I can do to the ground squirrel population or safety suckers at 25 to 50 yards. I perfer my Stevens favorite Commerative. It shoots really well and is a lot of fun to play with. When I want more power but not enough to have a sore shoulder I take out my Thompson Contender Carbine with barrel and stock from Bullberry. This little gun has a 20 inch barrel and is in 7TCU and is a lot of fun to play with as well as it is deadly on rock chuckswith anything under 150 grains that I use.

Gene
 
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