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    Posted: 05 February 2012 at 07:59

Fella's;

I decided to go to the range earlier this morning, as the wind was negligible and the weather was warm enough.  I just took a couple of .22's, my CZ gopher gun to check zero, and the Browning T-bolt.

The T-bolt, although sighted in, has never given me the accuracy that I thought it should.  Part of the problem is, of course, finding the right ammo to feed it.  And with a .22 magnum, which the left handed T-bolt is, finding different ammunition to feed it can be a bit of a problem.  So, during the cold and really windy past, I've been keeping an eye out for different magnum ammo & bought some to try.

Out at the range, the gentle zephyr in town turned into a 10 to 12 mph wind.  Cold wind.  But, since I was out there, I figured I might as well do something remotely useful & at least test.  Glad I did!  Hornady's 30 grain V-Max .22 magnum ammo, the stuff with the little red tip, certainly seem to work.  I got just barely over 1" groups with the aforementioned wind blowing from left rear to right front. 

We will do more testing of a calm morning, but I am encouraged.  In fact, encouraged enough to have a beer!

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote deaddog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 February 2012 at 13:02
I've had good luck with that stuff in my 96-22. I got about the same as
you just over an inch 5 shot groups at 100. Never shot a gopher
with it but I think it would be a stopper if one were to charge?
Bought a brick awhile back at $9.59/50.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Guests Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 February 2012 at 02:22
Just bought  some of that for my turn boly Marlin;thnking more damage and lees chance of bounce on grounghogs under 25 yards.  hope mine shoots like yours.
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Fella's;

Seems like the general concensus of opinion, on a couple of different sites, is that Browning dropped the ball on the trigger group for the new T-bolts.  I haven't had mine apart, but I'm told the housing & quite a few of the internal parts are plastic.  Ugh!  Here's hoping that Timney, or somebody else steps up to the plate with a good aftermarket trigger group.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ursus Major Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 October 2013 at 04:47
sorry to hear that.  Been looking for a t-bolt mag (right handed) as a present for son.
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Sadly, that is the direction most manufacturers are
turning. Sounds like Miroku (Browning) are turning to
cheaper manufacturing methods just like most other
companies. I have pretty much come to the conclusion that
all future firearms purchases shall be of older American
firearms or newer European firearms, as the quality of what
American manufacturers are churning out these days is pure
garbage. The last Remington and Ruger I purchased were
garbage. It is downright depressing, since I am back in NH
where most Ruger firearms are made, but I won't buy any
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NH;

Good to see you back!  I'm sorry that I have to agree with you that the quality of the common American made rifle seems to be price-point driven on the road to hell.  If you want a CZ, Sako, or something else you see as a quality foriegn firearm, buy it quick before all imports are banned.  My crystal ball sez that that's not far in the future.

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Welcome back NH, nice to see your post.

What you been up to?   get any of those NH moose tags?.

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I've been pretty decent. Amazed I have survived this
long, but hey, here I am. Lived in the People's
Republic of California for a year, got bored of it and
moved back to NH. Starting to get bored with NH again, so
time will tell where I end up next. I can guaran-goddamn-
tee it will be someplace with electrician license
reciprocity this time around though!

I don't spend anywhere near the amount of time I used to
on hunting/gun forums, as you have probably figured out.
I have come to the conclusion that my .30-06 with a
Leupold fixed 4x on top (m8 4x33) is going to do the
trick on anything I plan on pointing it at for the next
couple decades or so that my rifle "loony-ism" has just
worn off. Spending ump-teen thousand dollars trying to
fix perfection just seemed like a monkey trying to mate
with a football. I bought a bow a couple years ago, and
haven't scored yet, but it is fun. Just been living the
American dream of "Work, sleep, screw and eat" the past
few years, and they have flew by.

Really glad to see you guys are still around! I don't
know what made me swing by here last night, but I am sure
glad I did!
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NH;

If you want, I'll get you in contact with my son & SIL.  The son-in-law is a master electrician here in Montana & my son is an aircraft electrician also here in town.  Both bow hunt also.  SIL has a MYGAWDS witnessed two gophers on one arrow shot too.

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This is the list of states I can reciprocate to:
Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Maine, North Dakota, Utah,
Wyoming, Vermont, and Massachusetts.

Looks like if/when I move again I'll be doing oil work.
$$$$$$$$$ I have some contacts in the oil industry,
so that may be where I end up. Just put the ol' social
life on hold for a couple years and stack up the dollars.
After the horse hockey I had to go through in CA to get
licensed, I want to be able to just send paperwork and a
check, and get a license back in the mail. 7 months after
submitting my application to test ain't going to fly
again.

After poking around a bit more, it looks like Montana
will reciprocate my NH license but it doesn't work the
other way around. Weird. I will have to look into this a
bit more. I wouldn't be able to pull the trigger on
anything until next year as I need to build up my savings
again and pay off the debt I accrued in CA (~6k now).
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It don't take much $$$$$$$$$$ to shoot coyotes !Pick up a cheep used 223 and move your sleeping bag out here and enjoy !!!!
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Nh from the looks of that list with Montana in it, seems you got the best states there....maybe add Arizona and Florida if you like fishing.
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Crazy ass oil boom in North Dakota.

It does happen to boarder Montana.

The only thing is no where to stay. People rent out rooms in their
basements with a shared bathroom for nearly $1500/mo.


http://money.msn.com/investing/north-dakotas-oil-boom-11-coo l-
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1% unemployment.

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Fella's;

It's true, I'm an unemployed 1 percenter. 

I doubt however that NH is going to find a cheap left handed .223.  The terms LH & cheap rarely exist in the firearms world.  Not sayin' that he couldn't sell his body on street corners, or become a gigilo to a rich widder lady to afford one, but then he'd have less time to shoot coyotes.  Just sayin'.

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Wyoming isn't a bad place to be.

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I really enjoyed Lander a few years ago when we drove
through. Stopped there for a few hours and seemed like a
really nice town. I don't think there's much natural gas
there though. I think the brunt of that is along the I-80
corridor, right? I gotta do a bit more research on that
subject though. I would prefer to avoid North Dakota if I
can, and get on the gas fields instead.
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It really depends on what you do in the gas field. I am in northeastern Wyoming and their is oil and natural gas here.

Their is a kind of boom going on around Douglas right now. I think it is more oil than gas though.

A few years ago their was a really big boom around here drilling for methane gas. Now, as you probably know, the price of natural gas is so low that I don't think their is much of a demand for drilling gas wells.

The price of oil is up right now and that is making it look really good for this area.

This industry runs in cycles. I am just hoping for one more big boom.

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