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by yooper2
Wed Apr 21, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Vaccine rash?
Replies: 8
Views: 177

Re: Vaccine rash?

Doc, I couldn't find this since it was moved to the politics section. Thank you very much for detailed response and the generous sharing of hard won knowledge. I waffled on getting the vaccine leaning towards not but I do some sailboat delivery work in the summer for fun and gun money. Traveling bet...
by yooper2
Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hunting From a Canoe
Replies: 38
Views: 1801

Re: Hunting From a Canoe

I got some old, tight grained cedar that I'm saving to build a Rushton pack canoe with. I saw one in the watercraft collection at Mystic Seaport that was maybe 12' long and weighed about 16lbs. I was shocked when the curator told me to pick it up, felt a whole lot lighter. Made me think of Nessmuk's...
by yooper2
Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Vaccine rash?
Replies: 8
Views: 177

Vaccine rash?

Has anybody else gotten a hellacious rash from the covid vaccine? This thing starts at the injection site, wraps around my back, and heads south ending around my knees and it's been there for 5 days so far with no signs of letting up. Random blotch of it on my hand too. I'm slathering myself in cort...
by yooper2
Sat Apr 17, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Uberti.44 Magnum SAA
Replies: 11
Views: 236

Re: Uberti.44 Magnum SAA

Nice shooting and a good looking USFA! The brother in law picked up the Uberti "Callahan" 44 mag when it first came out. Very nice sixgun and shoots as well as yours. He also treats it as a stout 44 special although he loads everything mag brass.


Eric
by yooper2
Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CMP M1 Garands
Replies: 7
Views: 385

Re: CMP M1 Garands

I bought one of the rebuilt ones with a Criterion barrel and new stock a few years ago. Shot about 100 rounds of surplus when I first got it and have only shot cast since. Have a couple of spam cans in reserve. My load is the NOE 160gr. Ed Harris bullet cast of straight lino over 40gr of IMR4064, fu...
by yooper2
Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Slick Feeding is your Winchester Model 88
Replies: 8
Views: 229

Re: How Slick Feeding is your Winchester Model 88

Only 88 I ever shot fed very easily, an extremely slick rifle.

Eric
by yooper2
Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hunting From a Canoe
Replies: 38
Views: 1801

Re: Hunting From a Canoe

Haven't gone hunting from a canoe in several years but used to frequently. My best friend had an old Chestnut Prospectorthat we recanvased and one year after our seasonal gigs on Isle Royale came to end we went hunting in the Minnesota Boundary Waters for 3 weeks with that old boat. I brought an old...
by yooper2
Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ...how many guns do you own?... LOL
Replies: 24
Views: 547

Re: ...how many guns do you own?... LOL

Terry Murbach once equated asking the number of guns one owns with asking your wife's bra size, I still crack up over that. Man had a wonderful way of getting to the point. I do know how many I own as I keep a master list with serial numbers and approximate value for my wife's use should something h...
by yooper2
Fri Apr 02, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nitroglycerin
Replies: 12
Views: 426

Re: Nitroglycerin

Dont know a thing about Nitro pills but when I was a kid my grandad and I set off a bunch of old dynamite that had sweated out the nitroglycerin. Maybe 18 sticks all told.


Eric
by yooper2
Thu Apr 01, 2021 5:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting tidbit from Mic McPherson and Bill Falin
Replies: 6
Views: 329

Re: Interesting tidbit from Mic McPherson and Bill Falin

Hey Tutt.....another tidbit of useful information which I learned from the dean of cast bullet shooters, Frank Marshall.... I really enjoy Frank Marshall's stuff, but as he mostly wrote for the Fouling Shot a lot of people dont know about him. The Cast Bullet Association sells a cd with a ton of hi...
by yooper2
Tue Mar 30, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dickinson Plantation 20 gauge SxS Shotgun
Replies: 11
Views: 417

Re: Dickinson Plantation 20 gauge SxS Shotgun

Nice shotgun! If I was in the same place as a 16ga Dickinson with double triggers it would come home with me.


Eric
by yooper2
Tue Mar 30, 2021 4:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The devils shoes
Replies: 11
Views: 404

Re: The devils shoes

I have a shoe with blood in it, stepped on a nail 2 years ago and I've never been able to wash it all out. Much more than one drop of blood and far cheaper.


I look around and am confounded by the things people do these days.


Eric
by yooper2
Sun Mar 28, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blast from the past....
Replies: 20
Views: 1474

Re: Blast from the past....

Great "blast from the past," Ray. The day I turned 21, I bought a Smith Model 28 Highway Patrolman. I also bought a Model 28 on my 21st birthday. Mine was a pretty well used 4". I carried it around the farm and out on survey work. I loaded it to the hilt with the Kieth bullet and 2400. After a year...
by yooper2
Sun Mar 28, 2021 7:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The casting shed
Replies: 81
Views: 1528

Re: The casting shed

I cast the vast majority of what I shoot, all handgun bullets and 95% of rifle bullets. Only my 22 Imp, Swedish Mauser, and 270 get jacketed. I have a bunch of surplus '06 for the Garand but have only shot cast in it for several years. We have an attached single car garage where I do my casting. Tha...
by yooper2
Tue Mar 23, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Final Destinations
Replies: 24
Views: 700

Re: Final Destinations

When my grandfather went he had promised the same guns to multiple people so the four of us drew lots and went round robin. After we did a bit of swapping but everyone ended up happy.

Eric
by yooper2
Sat Mar 20, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ahhh...new brass!
Replies: 10
Views: 740

Re: Ahhh...new brass!

The other 200 pieces from Roughcreek are ending up as 25-20s too!


Eric
by yooper2
Sat Mar 20, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30 Herrett or not?
Replies: 8
Views: 596

Re: 30 Herrett or not?

Dad's hunting loads were loaded with a 110gr hollowpoint, I think from Sierra. Pretty sure the bullet was one of those originally suggested by Milek in his early articles. He messed around with 170gr paper patch bullets from a LBT mold for a while but said it was too much work to keep up with his pr...
by yooper2
Sat Mar 20, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Initial range report: Marlin 1894 38/40
Replies: 20
Views: 944

Re: Initial range report: Marlin 1894 38/40

Nice rifle! My 38-40 '92 isn't going anywhere. I have had great luck with the RCBS cowboy bullet and Jack Kort's design from Accurate Molds.


Eric
by yooper2
Fri Mar 19, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30 Herrett or not?
Replies: 8
Views: 596

Re: 30 Herrett or not?

I have a 10" Contender barrel in 30 Herrett, the old guy shot silhouette with it in the early days of that game. He also hunted with it a fair amount. For hunting with a handgun I prefer large heavy bullets out of a good sixgun. It has also been replaced in silhouette by other cartridges. That said,...
by yooper2
Sun Mar 14, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 375 WINCHESTER
Replies: 4
Views: 316

Re: 375 WINCHESTER

I use 38-55 brass in my 375s as well. Used to use a lot of 30-30 brass blown out but with the longer Starline brass available that is all my guns see now. I dont go as high as Paco with my loading.

Eric
by yooper2
Sat Mar 13, 2021 9:13 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS IN WA - BRASS ALL SOLD
Replies: 22
Views: 1640

Re: FS; BRASS

I'll take 2 bags of #11, the new 32-20 brass please.

Eric
by yooper2
Sun Mar 07, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thinking of picking up a 1886 Winchester in 33wcf
Replies: 31
Views: 776

Re: Thinking of picking up a 1886 Winchester in 33wcf

[/quote] Lightweight and extra lightweights ALL have nickel steel barrels and these rifles only came in 33 and 45-70....any other caliber they were "in house specialities", not special orders.....somehow 2 45-90 extra lightweights wound up here..... [/quote] Interesting! Do they have a slower twist ...
by yooper2
Sat Mar 06, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thinking of picking up a 1886 Winchester in 33wcf
Replies: 31
Views: 776

Re: Thinking of picking up a 1886 Winchester in 33wcf

I've always thought the 33wcf seemed like a very practical cartridge although I've never owned a rifle so chambered. I'd leave it alone and enjoy as is. Hawk Bullets makes appropriate bullets if your heart is set on jacketed.


Eric
by yooper2
Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .50-70 Gov't question
Replies: 20
Views: 624

Re: .50-70 Gov't question

My only adventures with smokeless in the 50-70 involved 4759 and the Lyman government bullet. As I recall it shot fine but I have only shot blackpowder in mine for the last decade or so.

Eric
by yooper2
Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vintage guns
Replies: 35
Views: 1074

Re: Vintage guns

I've long had a desire for a good 219 Zipper or Donaldson Wasp. Only one of the 30-30 family I haven't loaded for. While I'd prefer a levergun, an old timey varmint/benchrest rig would come home too. In a general way I'm into any pre-WW1 firearms and some select later stuff up to the 60s or 70s but ...
by yooper2
Sat Feb 13, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: sick of buying lemons
Replies: 16
Views: 612

Re: sick of buying lemons

I'm endlessly frustrated by the low quality of things I buy, particularly clothing. Socks fall apart in no time, t shirts fail at the armpit, and I blow out pockets so often that I have saved an old pair of Carhartts to cut up and sew in heavy pocket liners. Also, most flannel shirts are little bett...
by yooper2
Sat Feb 13, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pump where the Lever should be...
Replies: 4
Views: 293

Re: Pump where the Lever should be...

I read about the Theodore Roosevelt story as a kid and it took me a long time to find a picture of one of these. Very neat to see a video.


Eric
by yooper2
Sat Feb 13, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My dad passed away
Replies: 39
Views: 849

Re: My dad passed away

You have my deepest condolences, a very tough road. As others have said, keep the good memories in the forefront of your mind. The pain doesn't go away but you learn to live with it.


Eric
by yooper2
Sun Feb 07, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: poor unloved 348 win!!
Replies: 14
Views: 578

Re: poor unloved 348 win!!

I'd go for it. I had a Browning 71 that I let go as it had no throat to speak of, the finish on the stock was that plastic-y gloss, and it was really picky as to what it would it would shoot. Did really like the cartridge and the handling of the rifle, one of the few instances where a pistol grip st...
by yooper2
Sun Feb 07, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Well, that was dumb! Check your inventory guys.
Replies: 6
Views: 369

Re: Well, that was dumb! Check your inventory guys.

I prefer casting and smelting in cold weather, especially since I got some some thinsulate gloves that fit under my old foundrymans gloves. Come summer the last thing I want to do is suit up and sweat by a hot lead pot.


Eric
by yooper2
Fri Feb 05, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Met another member today.
Replies: 24
Views: 726

Re: Met another member today.

Cool beans. Good for you! We really do have some great people on here. "When all this cr*p is over", I might have to plan a "meet & greet -- and spend money" event at the Kittery Trading Post (Maine), with dinner at Bob's Clam Shack next door for those from CT, VT, MA, NH or ME. Old No7 That would ...
by yooper2
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 218 bee
Replies: 13
Views: 948

Re: Marlin 218 bee

If I ever saw a 218 Bee in person that was in decent shape I wouldn't mind parting with a grand or so. While I am comfortable buying guns online from folks on here based on photos, in general it gives me the willies.


Eric
by yooper2
Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Subaru Forester versus Jerry Miculek
Replies: 7
Views: 651

Re: Subaru Forester versus Jerry Miculek

Good clean fun! We put an old AMC eagle out in the corner of a friends field to use a subject for "ballistic studies". When it got to being too shredded we put it on a flatbed and took it to the junkyard. We figured we would give the scrapper a start but old Julio just looked over his newspaper and ...
by yooper2
Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: USPS Delivery Status
Replies: 26
Views: 1352

Re: USPS Delivery Status

My wife mailed out 2 USPS flat rate boxes on the 22nd, neither has arrived as of today. Following the tracking, both sat within 50 miles of my house for 4 days. Pretty frustrating.


Eric
by yooper2
Tue Dec 29, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Night Owls
Replies: 14
Views: 888

Re: Night Owls

I've been on the same general schedule for years, bed at 2230, up at 0430. My wife thinks I have a problem. "People need more than 6 hours of sleep", not this one! Not sure why, but I figure I am on the left hand side of the bell curve. Been this way since I was 15. I only change up my schedule when...
by yooper2
Sun Dec 27, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Paco's 375 Win Article
Replies: 2
Views: 322

Re: Paco's 375 Win Article

That would be great, thank you!


Eric
by yooper2
Sun Dec 27, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Paco's 375 Win Article
Replies: 2
Views: 322

Paco's 375 Win Article

Does anyone have a copy of this article they could email me? I had a binder full of Paco's articles printed out but it got water damaged and while most of the articles are available on here I was unable to find the one about loading the 375 Win.

Eric
by yooper2
Fri Dec 25, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Christmas Present To Me
Replies: 35
Views: 1611

Re: My Christmas Present To Me

I'd break all sorts of rules for a rifle like that! What a nice combination of special order features and killer wood! Very nice find.



Eric
by yooper2
Fri Dec 18, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clear Epoxy Info
Replies: 7
Views: 601

Re: Clear Epoxy Info

At that depth I would get a real pouring resin from woodcraft. Very easy to use and crystal clear. Normal epoxies like West or System 3 will tend to be bubbly at that depth and if the hardener is oxidized it wont be clear. West does make a coating hardener that is clear with some UV blockers in it b...
by yooper2
Fri Dec 18, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: why did we all choose lever actions?
Replies: 41
Views: 1847

Re: why did we all choose lever actions?

My grandfather was very much a singleshot and muzzleloader man. That's how I was started out as well, first shots were with a .32 caplock and my first rifle was a Martini Cadet in 32-20. I started working in a boatyard at 13 and after a few months I had a bit of money and decided I ought to have one...
by yooper2
Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Gun Room
Replies: 7882
Views: 211243

Re: The Gun Room

Six, the Cobra looks to me like a an alloy frame Detective Special. The grips on the one I are smaller than the DS grips apparently for a smaller Colt revolver. Looking for DS grips I see the originals on EBay for $175. The smaller grips on this are for a smaller Colt. Ideas? Cobras are neat little...
by yooper2
Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spoke to Buck Elliot yesterday
Replies: 21
Views: 1485

Re: Spoke to Buck Elliot yesterday

Glad to hear he is still kicking! I have his missed his down to Earth and informative posts.




Eric
by yooper2
Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Done
Replies: 11
Views: 810

Re: Impressions After First 10,000 Rds Handloaded On My XL 750

Great report and extremely informative. I've had a Square Deal B for about 8 years with maybe 40000 rounds loaded. Been a wonderful little machine and my sole experience with Dillon's customer service was excellent. Nice tools and nicer people.

Eric
by yooper2
Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stolen gun or senior moment? UPDATE
Replies: 23
Views: 1523

Re: Stolen gun or senior moment?

I once lost an Ithica SxS 20 ga for 4 or 5 years, only found it when we were moving. I could not begin to explain why it was broken down in the back of a closet shelf behind a bunch if sweaters. Keep looking!

Eric
by yooper2
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Odd Bullet Behavior
Replies: 11
Views: 795

Re: Odd Bullet Behavior

My friend bought a pile of .277" 110 gr blemished bullets from midway that measured up as being identical to the Hornady 110gr hp. We worked up a load for him to use as a coyote gun on his sheep farm. He shot a few yotes and the bullets blew apart as expected but on the 5th or 6th the bullet acted l...
by yooper2
Tue Nov 10, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got the Wuhan crud
Replies: 24
Views: 1069

Re: Got the Wuhan crud

Glad to hear you are beating it! A friend of mine was released from the hospital yesterday after being in there 10 days due to it. Talking on the phone last night he said it was the worst experience of his life after Khe Sanh. Here's to a speedy and full recovery.


Eric
by yooper2
Sat Oct 31, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Savage combo guns
Replies: 12
Views: 777

Re: The Savage combo guns

Never fooled with inserts but a rather bushy fella of my acquaintance who had a little farm out on the Donken Rd had one of the 24s in 22mag/20ga and used it for everything we had in the UP aside from moose (probably would have plugged one if he got the chance though). .62 caliber roundball or slug ...
by yooper2
Fri Oct 30, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Danners
Replies: 13
Views: 710

Re: Danners

I have a pair of Danners that have an ungodly number of miles on them. Had them resoled about 8 years ago and they are about due for another. While just leather I have always used Snow Seal on them and they are plenty waterproof unless you are standing in water.


Eric
by yooper2
Wed Oct 28, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Acquired a couple more leverguns a Savage 1899 & Winchester 1894
Replies: 6
Views: 426

Re: Acquired a couple more leverguns a Savage 1899 & Winchester 1894

Nice pair of rifles. I really like the old 99, I have its twin in 303.


Eric
by yooper2
Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UPDATE ON PACO'S DAUGHTER JENNIFER 10/20/20
Replies: 13
Views: 662

Re: UPDATE ON PACO'S DAUGHTER JENNIFER 10/20/20

Fantastic! I see determination in that smile, she must be as tough as her father!


Eric