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Forum: Project Guns Today, 03:18 AM
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Posted By Silverfox
That is one nice looking firearm. It looks like...

That is one nice looking firearm. It looks like you are going to have a real shooter there. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 11-15-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 475
Posted By Silverfox
Screaminweasil--I'm glad you enjoyed the story...

Screaminweasil--I'm glad you enjoyed the story and thanks for the comment on my new rifle.


Bill K--You fellows with the 20VTs mentored me into this rifle and I KNOW I'm going to love it. I...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 11-15-2018, 05:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 475
Posted By Silverfox
Part 2 of New 20VT build & ND PD Shoot

So, back to the prairie dog shoot. There were lots of prairie dogs up out of their dens, but they were very wary. I had a few of them stay up out of their dens at distances of 25 to 75 yards and...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 11-15-2018, 05:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 475
Posted By Silverfox
New 20 VarTarg build and its first ND PD hunt--Pt 1

As usual, my little post has too many photos for one post, so I'll answer this New Thread with the last part of my tale.

The last prairie dog shoot I was out on was back on August 21, 2018, and I...
Forum: Project Guns 10-19-2018, 05:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By Silverfox
I will try removing the ejector pin and spring to...

I will try removing the ejector pin and spring to see if that will work. Otherwise I might try what Lisa at SSS suggested when she sent the following message to me:



The kit costs $20 and...
Forum: Project Guns 10-18-2018, 04:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By Silverfox
My Savage Target action is a single shot with a...

My Savage Target action is a single shot with a right bolt/left port, so I'll try to remove the ejector pin and spring. Are there any tricks I need to know about--like putting a rag over the bolt...
Forum: Project Guns 10-17-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By Silverfox
Savage Target Action 20 VarTarg Not Ejecting Casings

I recently had my gun smith remove the .204 Ruger barrel from my Savage Target action and chamber an X-Caliber barrel 20 VarTarg and install it on the Savage Target action. The casings will extract...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 10-11-2018, 04:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,267
Posted By Silverfox
bburrell--I think the PD will have to feed itself...

bburrell--I think the PD will have to feed itself on any dust bunnies it can find on the floor!!!

Rocklong and George--The carpet really isn't white. It is a light beige. It appears to be white...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 10-07-2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,267
Posted By Silverfox
gerogeld--Here's the photo you requested looking...

gerogeld--Here's the photo you requested looking from the middle of our living room.

https://i.imgur.com/SZy1e0x.jpg
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 10-05-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,267
Posted By Silverfox
ND Albino Prairie Dog Mount

My taxidermist, Frenchy's Taxidermy, from Minot, ND left a message for me on my phone on Tuesday, October 2 this week and told me the mount of my albino prairie dog was finished. I happened to be...
Forum: Small Caliber Load Data 09-29-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 785
Posted By Silverfox
With both sets of casings (.204 Ruger formed to...

With both sets of casings (.204 Ruger formed to .17 Rem and the .17 Rem Noslers) I was getting higher velocities with lower charge rates than the data in the reload books showed--CONSIDERABLY HIGHER...
Forum: Small Caliber Load Data 09-28-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 785
Posted By Silverfox
Mudgegonga--The neck on the chamber on the .17...

Mudgegonga--The neck on the chamber on the .17 Remington I formed .204 Ruger casings into .17 Remington for is .201". The neck thickness on this newly formed brass needed to be reduced to .0125" so...
Forum: Small Caliber Load Data 09-27-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 785
Posted By Silverfox
The Nosler .17 Rem brass, in my experience, had...

The Nosler .17 Rem brass, in my experience, had thicker neck walls than any of the .17 Remington factory brass I ever owned. The case capacity was a bit less than regular factory .17 Rem brass. I...
Forum: Small Caliber Load Data 09-27-2018, 05:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 785
Posted By Silverfox
I formed about 400+ of my WW .204 Ruger casings...

I formed about 400+ of my WW .204 Ruger casings to .17 Remington and I definitely WOULD NOT DO THAT AGAIN!!! My advice would be to buy some Nosler .17 Rem brass. I turned the necks on the formed...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 09-11-2018, 05:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,650
Posted By Silverfox
I want to say "THANK YOU" to all you fellows who...

I want to say "THANK YOU" to all you fellows who have shared load data with me. I'll post a photo or two of the rifle and share some of my results as soon as I get more test loads fired and might...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 09-10-2018, 03:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,650
Posted By Silverfox
20 VarTarg load data???

I have spent hours and hours of time looking over the data for loads for 32 gr. projectiles and 39 gr. projectiles on many different Boards, including this one, so please don't suggest that I use the...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 08-24-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 618
Posted By Silverfox
ND PD Hunt on 8-21-2018 Last Part

The photo below shows the Predator action .17 Remington and the same two prairie dogs in the previous photo.

https://i.imgur.com/Izyq3Ay.jpg

Here’s a close-up photo of exactly where the coyote...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 08-24-2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 618
Posted By Silverfox
ND PD Hunt on 8-21-2018 Continued

On my way back to the pickup, I spotted some blossoms and snapped a few pictures for those of you who like to see the blossom photos. Here’s a collage of those pictures for you all.
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Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 08-24-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 618
Posted By Silverfox
ND PD Hunt 8-21-2018, Part 1 of 3 Parts

Once again, I have almost three times as many photos to post as are allowed by the software on this site so I'll have post two replies to this initial post.

The weather was supposed to be ideal...
Forum: Classifieds 08-01-2018, 12:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 431
Posted By Silverfox
What is the PRICE???

What is the PRICE???
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 07-28-2018, 02:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 879
Posted By Silverfox
Chad--Maybe I'll be able to drive down and visit...

Chad--Maybe I'll be able to drive down and visit with you when you get your ride fixed. Keep me posted.

georgeld--I know the grass comes back, but it doesn't make as good a grazing grass as it it...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 07-25-2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 879
Posted By Silverfox
Bill K--I'm still debating about whether I should...

Bill K--I'm still debating about whether I should turn them in or not. Maybe, just maybe, my words will touch a nerve and they will obey the law in the future. Thanks for the well wishes for...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 07-22-2018, 11:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 879
Posted By Silverfox
ND PD Hunt on 7-20-2018 Continuted

Here's the rest of the story.

One of those shots was at two prairie dogs standing very close together; one was slightly in front of the other one. They were 137 yards away and I was pretty sure I...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 07-22-2018, 11:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 879
Posted By Silverfox
ND PD Hunt 7-20-2018-Part 1

There are too many photos for just one set so I'll post an answer to this new thread to finish the story.

Last Friday I headed out for some leisure time in a couple prairie dog towns down in the...
Forum: Small Caliber Load Data 07-19-2018, 04:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,952
Posted By Silverfox
I'll be following this thread for my upcoming new...

I'll be following this thread for my upcoming new 20 VarTarg build. I bought an 8 pound jug of IMR8208XBR for use in my .17 Remingtons and my .204 Rugers and it would be nice it it worked in the 20...
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