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Parker last won the day on October 12 2016

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  • Birthday 08/20/1955

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    Somewhere in New Jersey
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    Hunting, fishing, all types of target shooting (I.E. high power, skeet and trap, sporting clays, NRA Bullseye) reloading, shooting fine doubles (and wishing for more,) upland bird hunting.
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  1. Very common with the retired LEO community still holding on to their duty/backup weapons. I never knew old Glock's and old Glock parts were a "thing." Who'd have thought these plastic guns would be sought after and "collectible?" https://www.glockjunkie.net/gens-1-2-oem-glock-parts-accessorie If you were an early Glocker, you would be familiar with the magazines they made and how they changed over a decade. Anyone who has magazines numbered 1, 2 or 3 can attest to this.
  2. I cover all my shotshell reloading with the following powders, and with these I can fill every need to load from 3/4 oz. loads up to 2 oz. in 20, 16 & 12 ga.: Red Dot Green Dot Blue Dot Clays International Clays Universal Clays Titewad WSF Hi-Skor 700X Blue Dot Longshot I know there are other shotshell powders out there but I've never had a need to try something new.
  3. Unique is best suited for 1 1/8 oz and 1 1/4 oz loads. This is where it shines for a 12 ga. My Hercules manual from 1992 shows Unique paired with FGM Target, Remington Premier Target and WW-AA hulls with Fed. 209, 209P and W209 primers respectively and WWAA12SL wads in their 28 gram International target load category. Charge weights are 27.5 grains for FGM hulls, 27 grains for Rem. Prem. hulls, and 25.5 grains for WW-AA hulls. Dram Equiv. for the powder charge is 3 1/2 DE and velocity is rated @ 1345 fps. Fast for International style shooting, but these will hit hard at both ends of the gun. Hodgdon's Clays, Int. Clays and Titewad are more suited to 1 oz. loads in a 12 ga. You may find some additional info on Shotgunwold or Trapshooter forums.
  4. I've only used T/C's Maxi-Ball in my 1:48 twist Renegade. Buffalo Bullets worked as well when I could get them, but the 425 gr. Maxi-Ball always gave me the best accuracy, so I've stuck with that.
  5. Try a drop of clear nail polish at the center of each crimp. It will prevent shot buffer from escaping. The same reason that stuff infiltrates all the nooks and crannies when it goes in the shell during the load process is the same reason it leaks out of every tiny orifice when rattling around in the gun or in your pockets. I do this with any reloads I make when I add buffering to the mix of shot, be it buckshot or turkey loads.
  6. When a KelTec's shell stop has a mind of its own, this happens:
  7. "I prefer tang safety shotguns." Said Winchester, Remington, Ithaca, High Standard, Beretta, Marlin, Benelli......................never. Except of course on doubles!
  8. This article is a good read, and low and behold the author thinks the 6.5 Creedmoor belongs in the class of "Western cartridges." https://www.outdoorlife.com/story/hunting/the-best-cartridges-for-hunting-western-big-game/
  9. Note that I referenced the video and shot opportunity as "optimal." Optimal meaning you can see far and wide where those elk are in the event they run. Presenting a broadside opportunity for a lung shot w/o hitting large bones in the shoulder is also optimal for a light bullet. Wounded elk in thick timber without snow covering are tough to track and they can cover a lot of ground. Wayne van Zwoll is no amateur or stunt shooter, has authored more than a dozen books on hunting and shooting, and is someone respected in the industry. https://blog.hornady.com/q-a-with-writer-wayne-van-zwoll-61a188ca6e0 My buddy took an elk this past season with his .270 Win.; one-shot @ 165 yds. with a 150 gr. Nosler Partition and had no qualms using it. (Many today think this cartridge is on the "light" side for elk yet optimal for dear-sized game.) Folks are quick to opinions and lament cartridges & light bullet weight yet no one sneezes at bowhunters who take 40 yd. shots at elk every season and are successful. (What's the ME energy and velocity of an arrow affixed to a broadhead compared to a rifle round?) Would a .26 cal. be my first choice on elk? Maybe if I was using a well-constructed heavy bullet in a .264 Win. Mag. or .260 Nosler. It would have energy to carry to target near and far, and a bullet with good S.D. for penetration. When it comes to the rifle, it's still the Indian, not the arrow.
  10. It would not be my first choice for elk if going out West, but under optimal conditions if you pick your shots, I'm sure it would work. I would call this shot opportunity "optimal":
  11. I don't own a 6.5 Creedmoor, so can't comment on its effectiveness on game. Friends who have it swear it's the bee's knees for deer-sized game. I don't know anyone who have used this on elk. I think you've answered your own question though. I would pick a factory load that shoots well in your rifle that launches a stoutly constructed bullet for larger game like elk. Accubond or a strong bullet from Barnes would be my picks.
  12. I would love a K-20 Parcours. Someday............
  13. Centerfire has been legal for quite some time in New Jersey, provided it was on private land during woodchuck season. Years ago, the max. grain weight you could use was 100 grains. It's been lowered to 80.
  14. You cannot hunt with centerfire cartridges over .25 caliber. Legal centerfire cartridges limited to .25 caliber or less, max. bullet grain weight is 80 grains. https://njfishandwildlife.com/coyote-fox_ammo.htm
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