Project 'kidmini14'

Discussion in 'Large-Bore/Small-Bore Rifle/Shotgun' started by JLA, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

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    I dont wanna talk about dumping money into a worthless vehicle. I just got the call for my Jeep.. Its ready for me to pick up and the tab is $2051.79, lets just say the onlything still old on the tranny is the casing, all new internals, new torqueconverter, external cooler, HD rebuild kit, etc. etc. etc. If I didnt like that thing so much Id just tell them to keep it..
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    Thanks guys for all the compliments. It really turned out good and shoots good enough to get proper shot placement on deer. And Myles, beck does love it, and yes JR wants it to be his..;)
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    What kinda Jeep guessing its older since the tab is only 2 grand. Ouch.

    I see your work on your firearms is awesome it wouldn't take much and you could be an awesome mechanic. I bet there wasn't a grand in parts put into your jeep
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    Its a '93 ZJ (grand cherokee laredo) V8 4X4.

    I am a fair mechanic, and I would have rebuilt the tranny myself but I dont have the equipment to compress the 800# spring in the O/D drum of a 46RH 4 speed. That was a job for the guys down at performance trans. I have been using them for years. they have done 2 O/D auto trannys for me and a bunch of other stuff too. Excellent guys to work with. Id recommend them to anyone.
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    I can have my Cummins tranny rebuilt with goodies for 1200 at a local good tyranny shop specslizing in deseil trannys. That's with me doing the tranny removal and install.

    2 grand is more than I'm willing to pay and would forfiet what ever warranty there might be for the doing 100% of the work.
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    Thats the other thing I got, aside form a guaranteed tranny I got a 36K mile warranty on it too.
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    17 pulls, into the propwash...
    Nice! That is impressive given how freekin fast that thing is flyin. You'd think just a little weight(a grain or two maybe!) would get deposited/lost somewhere!

    Im gonna look into the TSX for my 30-06, for deer. Maybe the 150, or 165 grainers. Or both! Might as well try 'em out! Thnaks for the great opinions Evan, and Josh! I notice the Federal Premium Vital-Shok can come topped with a TSX...Might start there, and then try handloads too.

    Im super jelous of the Mule-y! The few mule deer we get in way eastern OR are thinner deer, with little, twiggy lookin racks. They just dont look really healthy like that boy there.
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    I'd go 165tsx in the 3006 with 57grs of imr 4350. That's a magic load. Kill anything anwhete with it. That's a book load that shoots very good in mine.
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    Ill second that load. Its actually an OCW load and should shoot well in just about anything chambered for the .30-06 and loaded with 165-168 gr bullets pushed with that same 57 gr charge of IMR4350. The TSX bullets are killer. They have put the .300 H&H cartridge in viable cape buffalo choices. where 20 or 30 years ago you wouldnt see an experienced cape hunter with less than a .375 H&H.
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    Nice! Wish I could find myself a cheap .223 rifle. The local pawn shop has a Mini 14 for $550 and it has tons of scratches and dents on the stock and barrel. Gun shops seem to only carry mid-high end bolts that go for $600+. Guess I'm gonna have to order a Savage Axis without getting to hold/feel one first. :(
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    Check out armslist, the axis/edge series feels like a plastic stock in your hands. However, they feel better than a 700 imho, and I have grown quite fond of mine and I'm looking to get one for ashley.
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    Pawn shop prices are way high around here.
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    Whats ocw?
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    223 is fine for deer in any state its legal to use for deer hunting. especially with that bullet, you dont have to worry so much about hitting the shoulder anymore.
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    LOL. Got figure out optimal through all the variables of primers seating depth heck difrent cases have slighlty difrent capacities.

    Thanks for the link. That was a good chocolate ice cream read.
    57gr of 4350 under a 165/168 definatly qualifies as a OCW load.

    I did have to drop the load to 56 in a buddies savage pushing 165 triple shocks. At 56 it shoots very good at 57 it wasn't so good.
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    Where did you get that sling? Im looking for a Christmas present for my GF and that would be perfect!
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    do you have or know where to get the rear iron sight aperature thing?

    my buddy has a mini14 and his brother somehow cut the top half of the aperature off...
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    I sell them
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    Try midway for the rear sight
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