• That’s very sad news indeed. He was a good man, and I respected him greatly.

  • Everybody brings up the great buffalo slaughter in favor of, and the lever action in opposition to this cartridge. It’s either a long range tackdriver, or a short range brush gun, little more precise than a claymore mine.

    I say it’s in between. Smack dab in between. That confounds people who can’t enjoy anything if a generality cannot be made…[Read more]

  • There’s nothing glaringly wrong with your bullet design. However, the 45-70 is not inherently precise cartridge no matter how precisely you load it. I was quite sure that I could make it shoot straighter than ever if I cracked my knuckles and gave it some MBT love (which I did for 3+ years and over 6000 rounds).

    I made two custom 45-70 bullets…[Read more]

  • I just found out that Barnes has made a bullet that is suitable for hunting with the 300 Blackout. Very impressive. I Believe I’ll have to try that one.

    Now before you bust on me too bad, just think about a solid copper bullet that is made to expand correctly at lower velocities. That could be used in many situations with down loaded 30 caliber…[Read more]

  • It was awesome to meet you Charlie! Sorry if I talked your ear off! Sounds like SkeeTx upstaged me the good ol fashioned way!

    Great to hear you’re back home safe.

  • It was awesome to meet you Charlie! Sorry if I talked your ear off! Sounds like SkeeTx upstaged me the good ol fashioned way!

    Great to hear you’re back home safe.

  • Goodsteel replied to the topic Custom barrel and rifle in the forum Custom rifles 1 year ago

    Yes, don’t be intimidated. Be EDUCATED.

    I have a friend and client that buys Savage axis rifles and rebarrels them on his kitchen table. He hollers at me when he needs something he can’t handle, or wants me to validate his precision on my concrete bench. The guy uses Shilen match barrels, one piece rails, Warne rings, Vortex optics (Crossfire…[Read more]

  • Goodsteel replied to the topic Custom barrel and rifle in the forum Custom rifles 1 year ago

    You want what everyone wants. How perfectly your desires are realised is a direct reflection of how well you built the rifles.

    For instance, you want 1moa? Depending on how you define that, you could get anything to shoot. Here, we insist on 10 shot groups and only a rifle that produces results on several range sessions is accepted.

    However, if…[Read more]

  • As I gain experience in the shooting sports, something I have kept an eye on is jacketed bullet design and what bullets are best used where.

    Some of the very best hunting bullets that I have used and I have feedback from clients are as follows, and I’d love to hear what your experience has led you to trust in what situations.

    Hornady SST and its…[Read more]

  • I just woke up a while ago and drank some water. I wasn’t really tired (how I can’t say) so I got caught up on parts orders and such. Then I set outside on the porch for a minute or two and watched the lightning in the distance.

    I have to say, I don’t believe I’ve ever lived in a place with such an open view as I enjoy here. Its amazing. Makes me…[Read more]

  • Goodsteel replied to the topic That epic shot in the forum Main Forum 1 year ago

    That’s a great story Tim. I’ll bet that water bottle threw you for a loop!

  • Goodsteel replied to the topic That epic shot in the forum Main Forum 1 year ago

    I was out at a skeet shoot with a bunch of friends. It was a yearly thing they did with the church as part of a fall festival of sorts. After the skeet shoot, we’d gorge ourselves on the best home cooked meals central Arkansas had ever produced, then the kids would go on a hay ride, and the old folks play music while the middle age folks talk and…[Read more]

  • This firearm is a quandary to me. On the one hand, I could never see a use for it. On the other, the quality is of the same ilk as the venerable Model 1899 (superb) and the precision of the upper barrel is almost legendary. Everyone I ever talked to who has owned one of these has an “I kick myself in the ass for letting it get away”…[Read more]

  • Goodsteel replied to the topic New Forge for me in the forum Main Forum 1 year ago

    Fantastic piece of equipment Glenn. The geometry of your blades may cut better if a slightly different grind angle is established though.

    You should look up the American Bladesmith Society. Arkansas is knifemaking capitol of the world, and the ABS is an absolutely phenomenal resource for those who hand forge their knives. I can honestly say, no…[Read more]

  • Goodsteel replied to the topic Favorite cas bullet gun in the forum Cast Bullets 1 year ago

    It’s the most ideal, high performance, cast bullet rifle caliber ever produced with the possible exception of the 30-30 Winchester (specifically in Winchester 94 rifles. Marlin is twisted too fast in 30-30 to take advantage of the case capacity).

  • Goodsteel replied to the topic Favorite cas bullet gun in the forum Cast Bullets 1 year ago

    Mine is a Sako AV made mere months after I was born. I rebarreled it to 358 Winchester. The bullet is the RCBS 35-200-FN cast of 95/2.5/2.5 over a compressed load of IMR3031. Shoots MOA for ten shots at 100 yards.

  • Goodsteel replied to the topic That epic shot in the forum Main Forum 1 year ago

    The green bottle cap:

    This next story has gotten me a few looks that make it obvious the hearer doesn’t believe a dam word of it. However, if you’ll bring your happy self by the shop, I’ll shake your hand, look you dead in the eye over the tops of my glasses, and swear on my honor I actually saw this happen…….

    I was going fishing with some…[Read more]

  • Goodsteel replied to the topic That epic shot in the forum Main Forum 1 year ago

    LOL!!!! That’s a good one Kens!!! Good shooting. Dam fine shooting.

  • Goodsteel replied to the topic That epic shot in the forum Main Forum 1 year ago

    1911 compact vs light bulb…….at 100 yards:

    When I moved the shop to the new location, I had gotten everything in place including the machinery, but no juice for the machines. The whole shop was wired for 110, but the machines run on a variable frequency drive which is fed by 220 single phase. The move sapped all my resources, so I was left…[Read more]

  • This happens a lot. The only thing you need to trash brass over is cracks or really bad corrosion. It’s a gas seal that will expand to fill the chamber. As long as it can do that, then it’s good to go.

    Now obviously, I wouldn’t load match ammo with this sort of thing, but for general use or plinking, let the rough edge drag!!!

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