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Re: How much do you actually shoot [Re: DBT] #16260455 07/17/21
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Just curious. How did you turn your .22 rimfire bolt into centrefire?


I didn't. I use a Contender Carbine which has dual firing pins and goes both ways. My friend Muffin did convert a 10/22 to CF and it works.

I'm not the first loony to do this by the way. If you read the fine print in the following link you will find out who it was. Fairly well known loony in days of old.

https://www.24hourcampfire.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php/topics/14251051/1


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Re: How much do you actually shoot [Re: ridgerunner_ky] #16260464 07/17/21
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I quit reloading about 15 years ago, so usually shoot factory loads. I've never been a target shooter but do enjoy checking the zero on 2 or 3 hunting rifles before the season starts. Usually shoot 2 to 3 shots to foul the barrel and verify nothing has changed since last season. Lots of whitetails here so may kill 3 to 10 in a season, and almost all are shot from an elevated blind or ladder stand 20 to 60
yards away. When I go out west for elk i usually shoot a couple rounds to verify zero to put the guide at ease.

Re: How much do you actually shoot [Re: DigitalDan] #16260493 07/17/21
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Originally Posted by DigitalDan
You shoot standard factory cartridges?

It costs me about 4 cents to reload a .22.


Me too, with cast bullets in the .22 Hornet. But both the powder and primers were acquired during a "panic buying" interlude.....


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Re: How much do you actually shoot [Re: ridgerunner_ky] #16260523 07/17/21
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2 bricks of .22 a month. I can do that for 2 yrs. Center fire pistol, 100 rds a week. At that rate I have enough components for 2 yrs. Centerfire rifle, 100 rds a month. Enough components on hand to last 4 yrs.

Before you all rant on me for being a hoarder, most of the components were purchased well before Trump became pres. The stuff was sitting on the shelf with some dust it. I happened to have the cash on hand, and chose to spend some of it. The .22's were off of the 'net, on sale. $190-$210-ish per case. Bought 5 cases. Only thing I have bought since the madness started was 1200 .243 bullets. Gotta do my monthly Hi-Power Silhouette shoots.


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Re: How much do you actually shoot [Re: ridgerunner_ky] #16260534 07/17/21
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Originally Posted by ridgerunner_ky

- With the quality of some of today’s factory ammo then take the average person that is busy with life. Is it still worth the hassle? If you shoot 15-20 boxes a year out of your main hunting rifle is it worth it?
All that being said I have personally shot very little factory centerfire ammo, most has been reloads for me


Gratefully I'm not the average person and get to shoot more than most.

PD numbers and gopher numbers have been down the last couple years so Im not shooting as much as before, but I'll still go through 2k centerfire rounds in a year pretty easy.

And I handload...


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I don’t shoot near enough

Re: How much do you actually shoot [Re: ridgerunner_ky] #16260581 07/17/21
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Back when I was a punk I was shooting as much as 12k shotgun/year and probably around 1-2k rifle rounds. I one a more leisurely pace these days but the range is in the back yard. Maybe 1k/year or a bit more.


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I shoot a lot over short time intervals. And then not much for other short time intervals.

The cost isn't something I ever think about. I don't mind spending on things I enjoy doing.

Re: How much do you actually shoot [Re: ridgerunner_ky] #16260586 07/17/21
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Not much lately.

Not the i don’t have Ammo ratholed.

Still got a chit pile of the clearance ammo from when the Walmart’s got woke.

Cant replace it right now.


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Re: How much do you actually shoot [Re: DigitalDan] #16260595 07/17/21
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Originally Posted by DigitalDan
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Just curious. How did you turn your .22 rimfire bolt into centrefire?


I didn't. I use a Contender Carbine which has dual firing pins and goes both ways. My friend Muffin did convert a 10/22 to CF and it works.

I'm not the first loony to do this by the way. If you read the fine print in the following link you will find out who it was. Fairly well known loony in days of old.

https://www.24hourcampfire.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php/topics/14251051/1



Yeah!!! DD does it the easy way smile he just flips a switch!!

I used a Dremel tool, drill, cut off drill bit, a local welder, several files..............

https://www.24hourcampfire.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php/topics/14251051/32

Be careful, the looney runs deep in this read, and by all indications it is catching!

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Re: How much do you actually shoot [Re: ridgerunner_ky] #16260616 07/17/21
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I have only shot about 100 rounds this year. A box of .243 Win. and about 100 rounds of 50 cal. roundballs. I shoot more in the fall but shoot les and less every year. I have enough for the rest of my life if I shoot 200 rounds a year.

It cost me very little to shoot. I am sure I payed about 20 bucks per 1,000 primers. I have some Rem. 130 gr. .277 bullets that came from Midway over 30 yrs. ago that set me back $73.00/1,000 , and mil powder I payed $69.00 for 2 8lb bottles . I even have a H 872 powder I bought for $22 /8 lb can that I have not used yet.

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Re: How much do you actually shoot [Re: ridgerunner_ky] #16260619 07/17/21
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Not as much as I should /would like.


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Re: How much do you actually shoot [Re: ridgerunner_ky] #16260639 07/17/21
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I have a "Shoot2Poop" system, so it is pretty much once a day. I have a bunch of "Gongs' and I have them set up in a series along the trail from the cabin to the outhouse.
I also have five shooting ranges here on the homestead, but some need to have the D-8 brush out the shooting lane. I am going blind, so other then the daily "Shoot2Poop" event, I don't use the rifle ranges much.

Have a walking trail system that has old propane tanks swinging from the trees. They are each painted one of three colors, Dark Green or Dark Brown or Dark Red. You never know what color tank you will see first, but what ever that color is, you pull down on it, but don't fire. And that color becomes the friendlies for the balance of that days walk. The other two colors are problems to be mitigated. For my application hitting the tank is not super important, this is more about training for instant identification of friendlies vs. "problems".


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I shoot factory ammo. Prior to retirement I could buy ammo at wholesale prices and I went deep on the 3 types I shoot the most; 9mm, 223/5.56 and 308w. Summers I dry fire or shoot pistol at indoor ranges. I use Fed 115 gr 9mm fmj for practice and will shoot about 5k rounds this year. I will shoot about 5k rounds of 223 ball through my ARs and coyote rifles for practice and about 2k of 150gr ball through my 308w. I check zero w/ my hunting ammo at 100-500 yards. My ARs are zeroed at 100 w/ 77gr Black Hills OTM and I have 1k rounds of that for SD but use cheap fed. 55 gr for most practice for social occasions.


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Re: How much do you actually shoot [Re: ridgerunner_ky] #16260760 07/17/21
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I shoot my hunting rifles very little. They all have a load developed for them and I head out prior to hunting to confirm zero. That said,
I typically shoot my handguns and rimfires twice a week.


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Re: How much do you actually shoot [Re: DigitalDan] #16260771 07/17/21
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Originally Posted by DigitalDan
I haven't shot any CF factory ammo in this century, rifle, shotgun or pistol, but have shot some .22 RF purchased years ago. That began to bore me also.

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Anybody can do this with a factory cartridge......250 Savage w/handloads.
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DD, I don't get how a rimfire firearm can detonate the primers on centerfire wildcat cartridges.


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Re: How much do you actually shoot [Re: The_Real_Hawkeye] #16260785 07/17/21
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T/C Contenders have 2 firing pins; CF/RF, and a selector on the hammer. I shoot .30 Sneezer, .22 RF & CF in the same frame. Like Muffin said, I flip the switch.


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Re: How much do you actually shoot [Re: ridgerunner_ky] #16260824 07/17/21
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DD, do the primer pockets ever loosen up?

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I shoot very little centerfire any more with the exception of ground squirrel hunting which runs from around the middle of April through the middle of July here. When they are up I am out once or twice a week and will shoot around a 100 rounds of 223 on those days.
Rimfire is a different story though - I will usually shoot from 250 to 350 rounds a day when ground squirrel hunting, and all year long any day that it is not blowing too hard or the temperature is not below 40 F. I will shoot at least 25 rounds and quite often as much as a 100 rounds of rimfire.

it is easy to shoot either centerfire or rimfire though because I have a bench on my deck so I can step out the door and shoot rimfire, and I also have a centerfire bench setup just a few yards from the house that allows shots to over 1000 yards. The best part of both bench setups is that hills behind the target has plenty of various sized rocks to use as targets and get instant feedback from hits. If I had to drive to a range and put up with crowds the amount of shooting I do would decrease dramitically.

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223 Rem, my favorite cartridge - you can't argue with truckloads of dead PD's and gophers.
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For those with questions/comments on the 22RF I suggest that the discussion move to this thread..... so as to not hijack How much do you shoot

https://www.24hourcampfire.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php/topics/12061610/32

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