New rifle caliber help
Posted 10 May 2011 - 02:27 PM
Posted 10 May 2011 - 03:59 PM
Posted 10 May 2011 - 04:11 PM
Yeah, what he said. I wouldnt just write off that gun without shooting it first.But, if you want to buy a new gun, I'm not going to stop you haha.This comes up a lot on various forums, people looking for 1 gun to do it all, or at least a wider variety of game. I say any good Pig/Deer caliber can shoot a coyote. Not all good Coyote calibers are good for Pigs and Deer.I would suggest anything .243 or bigger, leaning more towards bigger
I wouldn't just dismiss a gun before ever even shooting it. You would be amazed how well some of those old guns shoot even with pits and corrosion. A pit or corroded section of barrel is where it has erode simply meaning the bullet will not contact it in that particular area. It is not like a dent that that would constrict or deform the bullet. You still have a ton of barrel to support it on the way out. Think of it as a cracked sharpening stone: as long as the crack isn't raised, it will still work (maybe just not as well, or maybe the same). And as for the crown, you can easily do that yourself with a little research.Some rifles will shoot just fine with flawed barrels, and some won't. I would hate to see you just blow off a possibly good shooting rifle without even trying it first. Especially one that's been in the family.
Posted 10 May 2011 - 05:31 PM
Posted 10 May 2011 - 06:05 PM
Posted 10 May 2011 - 07:23 PM
Posted 10 May 2011 - 09:00 PM
Posted 10 May 2011 - 09:21 PM
Even if you do find out that your 7mm still shoots great, you may want to consider picking up a .223 or .22-250 for the smaller stuff. The one-gun-does-all is a nice marketing dream, as Frank pointed out, but you don't really want 1 gun for everything. And while your 7mm will do anything on this continent you want it to, you don't want to use 60+ grains of powder per round to take rabbits or coyotes with it when a .223 will do it with 25 or so grains. Personally, even as much as I love the .22-250 ballistics the .223 is just way, way more efficient for small stuff. And you still get to look for a new rifle
You guys are correct I do need to take it to the range And test it out. It just made my head spin when he confirmed My suspicion of corrosion and its right on one of the rifling Cuts. Small 1/8" area about 3/4 of the way out. Still fun toShop for a new rifle. Thanks George
Posted 10 May 2011 - 09:55 PM
Posted 11 May 2011 - 07:42 PM
Posted 12 May 2011 - 03:55 PM
Real tractors have two cylinders and hand clutches.
My rifle is mine, it isn't for sale, and I only give guns to people that I really like.
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