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by PaulB
Sat Apr 03, 2010 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT ugly gun we all own one?
Replies: 46
Views: 4861

Re: OT ugly gun we all own one?

Feast your eyes on some serious ugliness (I mentioned this earlier):
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I still can't believe I bought this thing.
by PaulB
Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT ugly gun we all own one?
Replies: 46
Views: 4861

Re: OT ugly gun we all own one?

My Contender Carbine is (I think) an early stainless one. It's got the usual "engraving" of a cat on the side, but it's not the nice one like the blued frames have. It looks like it was modeled after a picture of a cat drawn with a crayon by a 6 year-old. I have to laugh every time I look at it. Ser...
by PaulB
Sun Mar 21, 2010 1:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Offhand Shooting with a Sling?
Replies: 20
Views: 2271

Re: Offhand Shooting with a Sling?

I only use offhand at muzzle contact distances, and for that a sling is not needed. :lol: Seriously, I've learned to avoid offhand at all costs for anything but punching holes in paper. There's always a better option. I suppose one could get good enough at it to make it a useful position, but it wou...
by PaulB
Sun Mar 21, 2010 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ranch/Woods bumming rifle.
Replies: 97
Views: 7912

Re: Ranch/Woods bumming rifle.

A lot of good ideas here. I will have to think about them some. While I like the idea of a .32H&R/.327Mag or .32-20, I'm annoyed at the bullet diameter nonsense. TC makes these guns with a .308 bore. Why have a .311 bore in the first place? It's just annoying. Should have been dealt with 80 years ag...
by PaulB
Mon Mar 15, 2010 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT - Jeff Bridges
Replies: 30
Views: 2202

Re: OT - Jeff Bridges

Can anyone think of any remake that was better than the original? I always thought Cary Grant was great in An Affair to Remember (one of my wife's favorite tear jerkers) but then I saw the original, Love Affair , which I thought was even better. And that remake was done by the same director as the o...
by PaulB
Sat Mar 06, 2010 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rebarrel a BLR?
Replies: 21
Views: 5707

Re: Rebarrel a BLR?

The newer BLR's w/ an alloy type frame require the frame and barrel to be replaced together Huh? Why would that be? The frame would not even be in the equation, for setting headspace. If you want it heavier up front, just put a brake or flash suppressor on it. Even cooler would be a "can". The new ...
by PaulB
Sat Mar 06, 2010 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone heard of the Appleseed Project?
Replies: 15
Views: 1164

Re: Anyone heard of the Appleseed Project?

Appleseeds are aimed at rank beginners. Nothing wrong with that, it's a job that needs to be done; but when you are shooting at a 25 yard target there is no wind in the equation. The general hope is that an Appleseed gets folks started with shooting, but also that people progress beyond that. You're...
by PaulB
Sat Mar 06, 2010 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ghost Ring question.
Replies: 8
Views: 906

Re: Ghost Ring question.

I have a threaded XS ghost ring, so they made them at one time, at least. I'd email them. It's possible not everything is in their catalog. Keep in mind, when you install an aperture, there needs to be room for the larger diameter at the back of the aperture to fit. On one of my XS sights I needed t...
by PaulB
Sat Mar 06, 2010 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT - Powder Scale Accuracy
Replies: 12
Views: 983

Re: OT - Powder Scale Accuracy

I have the RCBS 10-0-10 (or whatever that is called) and I did have some problems with it at one point. I found it getting sticky and not going smoothly to the desired weight as I dropped powder in. I went to clean it, looking especially at the pivot groove and making sure I didn't have any rust on ...
by PaulB
Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on lever as bad times rifle?????????
Replies: 202
Views: 16718

Re: Thoughts on lever as bad times rifle?????????

I've bought the book by ferfal:
http://ferfal.blogspot.com/

It looks well worth the price. I'm about half way through it.

Look at it this way, if you get one piece of advice that saves your tail, from his book, you've more than paid for it. :D
by PaulB
Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scabbard, for walking or hiking? NOT horse or ATV!
Replies: 23
Views: 14260

Re: Scabbard, for walking or hiking? NOT horse or ATV!

Make your own, then you can experiment and end up with what you want. Can't be that hard. I've slammed my rifles into things as I duck under branches, etc., unless I use one arm to hold it in place (which defeats the purpose, i.e., freeing up my hands). I like a sling with the "African" carry (muzzl...
by PaulB
Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: peep sights
Replies: 23
Views: 4295

Re: peep sights

I have XS ghost rings (you can get threaded inserts), Williams and steel Lyman on my guns. I like the XS best by far. I managed to strip the gib lock screw on one of my Williams sights; didn't take much to do it either.
by PaulB
Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: good person drill and tap for receiver peep site
Replies: 13
Views: 1279

Re: good person drill and tap for receiver peep site

You can do it yourself. As they say, it's not rocket surgery.
I wish I had done it myself. As it is, the local gunsmith screwed up the job - and charged me for the privilege. :x

Oh, well, lesson learned. I've got a drill press and will buy some cheap steel and learn to D&T myself.
by PaulB
Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT - A question from Y2K got me thinking
Replies: 60
Views: 3469

Re: OT - A question from Y2K got me thinking

People who don't want skin cancer wear hats in high altitude places like Wyoming. And to keep sun out of your eyes. Never could figure out why people wear baseball-style caps. Maybe riding in a truck, but they don't protect your neck at all. They look goofy too, to my eyes. I like the crushable cowb...
by PaulB
Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on lever as bad times rifle?????????
Replies: 202
Views: 16718

Re: Thoughts on lever as bad times rifle?????????

True. You will be handing those extra guns out to former gun haters who have had a change of heart. :lol: One item to think about is handiness. In a defensive situation, you'd just be sitting there and it wouldn't matter how heavy the gun or ammo is, so a nice heavy .308 battle rifle is just the thi...
by PaulB
Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WAY OT: Anyone want to weigh in on a Makarov?
Replies: 25
Views: 1345

Re: WAY OT: Anyone want to weigh in on a Makarov?

Well, it is slightly better than a .380. However good or bad you think that is. I walked into a gun show and saw a guy selling Russian Maks (with holster) for $129 each, new. I bought one of course. Then I played with it for a while, slicked it up some using that info on makarov.com. Put a nice afte...
by PaulB
Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on lever as bad times rifle?????????
Replies: 202
Views: 16718

Re: Thoughts on lever as bad times rifle?????????

In fact, most of the time I suspect that this nation plows on as well as it does in spite of government, not because of government or even with the help of government. Ah, a budding anarchist. :wink: As Murray Rothbard put it, the correct way to think about government, is as if they are an armed ga...
by PaulB
Sat Feb 20, 2010 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LEO Attitude toward citizens and guns?
Replies: 61
Views: 3589

Re: LEO Attitude toward citizens and guns?

If they can't handle it without taken their frustrations out on unarmed honest law abiding citizens,.. they should take a sabbatical, quit,...or be sued and then fired! Problem is, they aren't fired. Not all of them anyway (although some departments are better at keeping the riffraff out than other...
by PaulB
Sat Feb 20, 2010 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on lever as bad times rifle?????????
Replies: 202
Views: 16718

Re: Thoughts on lever as bad times rifle?????????

I think sneering at city folk is a big mistake. Yes, some percentage of city folk will just give up and die. But you still have a huge problem if even 10% or 20% don't. The problems will be gangs. They will be run by resourceful and ruthless leaders, who probably will have a military background. The...
by PaulB
Sat Feb 20, 2010 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LEO Attitude toward citizens and guns?
Replies: 61
Views: 3589

Re: LEO Attitude toward citizens and guns?

That just puts the burden on the taxpayers. The individual cop making the unlawful arrest needs to be sued. They have to be educated that is they that serve and not the other way around. I have come to the conclusion this is a naive view. Back here in the real world, when you give a group of people ...
by PaulB
Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on lever as bad times rifle?????????
Replies: 202
Views: 16718

Re: Thoughts on lever as bad times rifle?????????

I suspect the barriers to travel will be handled the same way threats of gun confiscation will be handled: by killing those attempting to put controls in place. I think road blocks will eventually turn into war zones. Then the cops and others running them will decide to find a safer line of work. No...
by PaulB
Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on lever as bad times rifle?????????
Replies: 202
Views: 16718

Re: Thoughts on lever as bad times rifle?????????

In situations with large mobs attacking, you have already made a big mistake being around to be attacked. Such situations certainly call for both AR-15's and similar, and even scoped bolt guns to pick them off from a distance. But I've been reading that guy's blog, the fellow in Argentina who has ac...
by PaulB
Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Obsolete Calibers"
Replies: 51
Views: 2813

Re: "Obsolete Calibers"

Every once in a while I get a hankerin' after one of those 38-55 1885's. Then I cure myself by reading about reloading it. :lol:
by PaulB
Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Low noise & blast 45 Colt load
Replies: 12
Views: 709

Re: Low noise & blast 45 Colt load

Watch those small charges. Very easy to double-charge a case if your procedure is not perfect. That's the virtue of a powder like Trail Boss; impossible to double-charge.
by PaulB
Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .357 magnum at 300 yds
Replies: 45
Views: 3385

Re: .357 magnum at 300 yds

JimT is right. There was a fellow in Idaho who wrote some articles for Precision Shooting magazine about shooting .44 Mag out of a Freedom Arms 83 and a Smith 629 at 1000 yards. Very interesting stories; he got amazingly good at it. He was using 300+ gr bullets. I was at the Worland range one time w...
by PaulB
Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MOVIES - Inglorious Bastards
Replies: 12
Views: 914

Re: MOVIES - Inglorious Bastards

I read a review of the movie seen in a theatre, where the reviewer noted there was a scene where the inglorious bastards were torturing a German, and all the people in the theatre were laughing. Talk about creepy. I decided I was not interested in seeing a movie like that.
by PaulB
Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning BLR - Tell me about them
Replies: 36
Views: 5981

Re: Browning BLR - Tell me about them

I like mine but it is a gunsafe queen. It's a .358 with aluminum receiver. I've done enough shooting of 250gr Speers into recycled milkjugs to get that this is a nice combination of thump at the muzzle end with no discomfort at the butt end. And yet it is quite a light gun. That I like. What I reall...
by PaulB
Sun Jan 31, 2010 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .38 Spl. man stopper?
Replies: 60
Views: 6953

Re: .38 Spl. man stopper?

I carry a CZ-75 with 124gr Gold Dots. Wondernines are good if you are planning on being attacked by a mob. :D Actually, my main reason for it is that I can use it like a revolver (just pull the trigger, no safety) and because it points well (way better than any revolver I've ever tried) and because ...
by PaulB
Sun Jan 31, 2010 2:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cleaning from the muzzle - or not?
Replies: 39
Views: 1891

Re: Cleaning from the muzzle - or not?

I had an M1A with a GI barrel. I took the flash hider off and found the most damaged crown I've ever seen in a rifle. Had Springfield recrown it. Jointed rods are evil. I think aluminum rods are worse than steel because they hold grit and bend more easily. It's better to avoid cleaning from the muzz...
by PaulB
Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT - Most Beautiful Women
Replies: 219
Views: 22568

Re: OT - Most Beautiful Women

Number 1 for me was always Isabelle Adjani:

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by PaulB
Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT - Any experience with moly-coated bullets?
Replies: 4
Views: 364

Re: OT - Any experience with moly-coated bullets?

I went into moly-plating my own bullets with a tumbler, back during the moly rage. Warhawk has the right idea on cleaning. I would use or at least consider moly in these circumstances: very long range shooting (moly actually improves BC on a bullet due to it not being torn up as much by rifling,and ...
by PaulB
Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BROWN WINS!!!!!!
Replies: 67
Views: 3849

Re: BROWN WINS!!!!!!

Time to stave off a crash? Not a chance. That slow-motion train wreck already started in the Bush II regime. There is no stopping it, probably not even if Ron Paul had got himself elected president. This is a great day for America!!!! That might be exaggerating a tad. However there certainly is humo...
by PaulB
Mon Jan 18, 2010 9:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Top level USFA pistols? Pricing question
Replies: 11
Views: 1920

Re: top lever USFA pistols? Pricing question

Great thread, guys! I have bookmarked it for when I go USFA shopping.
by PaulB
Mon Jan 18, 2010 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 300 Savage "Experts" Opinions
Replies: 13
Views: 2757

Re: 300 Savage "Experts" Opinions

What the heck is wrong with 2500fps? I often load my 308's down to that just to have a more relaxing load. Don't virtually all bullets expand above 2000 fps? I'd be a little leery of using 30-30 bullets unless you load down to 30-30 velocities. Nosler Ballistic Tips and some Sierras (Gamekings or Pr...
by PaulB
Sun Jan 17, 2010 1:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Somewhat OT: Firefly/Serenity
Replies: 42
Views: 2039

Re: Somewhat OT: Firefly/Serenity

Zoe, yum.
by PaulB
Sun Jan 17, 2010 1:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: reloading 357, favorite primers and powders
Replies: 22
Views: 1632

Re: reloading 357, favorite primers and powders

For everything but the heaviest loads, use TiteGroup. Burns very clean, uses little powder, and is very "powder position insensitive". The only drawback I know of, is that it is easy to double-charge cases, so you have to have your procedure down right. I like Blue Dot for some applications (9mm) bu...
by PaulB
Sun Jan 17, 2010 1:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help me pick a revolver.
Replies: 51
Views: 2312

Re: Help me pick a revolver.

Without a doubt if you own only one handgun it should be a medium frame .357 Magnum with a 3" or 4" barrel. Agree. If this is the first of many guns, get any old thing that tickles your fancy. But if it's likely to be your only gun, or almost your only gun, get this: http://gunblast.com/SW619-620.h...
by PaulB
Sat Jan 16, 2010 4:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: sound of 357 mag vs 44 special
Replies: 17
Views: 1570

Re: sound of 357 mag vs 44 special

So... if the .357 is harsher due to it's smaller bore, then the .22LR must be really harsh, right? :wink: I think it has to do with the burning rate of the powder, the amount of the powder, the weight of the bullet, and the length of the barrel. And presence of a cylinder gap (revolvers vs pistols)....
by PaulB
Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE
Replies: 39
Views: 3674

Re: WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE

Thanks for posting a great article. I always liked Steve McQueen. I watched "Wanted" as a kid.

I believe his first movie was the sci-fi classic "The Blob". Don't miss it!
by PaulB
Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT-Tom Selleck and the Coen's.
Replies: 44
Views: 2560

Re: OT-Tom Selleck and the Coen's.

Why does "True Grit" need a remake? No kidding. I'm not interested. When I think of late John Wayne movies, I always think of "The Shootist". Talk about a swan song... Coen bros. make really, really good movies. I liked "Raising Arizona" (prepare to spend half the time rolling on the floor), "Fargo...
by PaulB
Fri Dec 25, 2009 10:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT- Opinions on the 6.5 Creedmoor
Replies: 16
Views: 732

Re: OT- Opinions on the 6.5 Creedmoor

I don't see it going anywhere. There are already too many 6.5's, splitting a market that is too small. 6.5 Grendel will continue but not bloom, to service the AR market, competing against the 6.8. 260 will increase, easy to make and fits standard bolt faces. It does everything the Creedmoor does, al...
by PaulB
Fri Dec 25, 2009 10:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: california passes ammo registeration law
Replies: 42
Views: 3310

Re: california passes ammo registeration law

It has proved to be utterly useless in preventing gun crime It's not for preventing crime. It's for making political hay, and harrassing gun owners. Governments in general have no interest in curbing crime. Why would they do something that would reduce their income? I don't like the phrase "gun cri...
by PaulB
Fri Dec 25, 2009 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making a Marlin 1894 Ranch Rifle or Night Scout gun
Replies: 33
Views: 15701

Re: Making a Marlin 1894 Ranch Rifle or Night Scout gun

What, no duct tape? :lol: Why not slide the eotech forward as far as you can, making the gun handy to pick up around the action? I bet you'll get tired of that flashlight hanging down there. Maybe a smaller straight-barreled light taped in the "v" between barrel and tube would work. Or one on both s...
by PaulB
Wed Dec 23, 2009 1:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Home Made Peep Sight? *Updated with pics*
Replies: 19
Views: 6469

Re: Home Made Peep Sight? *Updated with pics*

I saw this on Gunbroker,Is this a homemade boltpeep on this 71? what do You Guys make of it???
I have one exactly like it. Got it from that guy in Montana who makes scout rifles, Brockman, on a gun I bought from him. Don't know if he made it or bought it from somebody else.
by PaulB
Tue Dec 15, 2009 2:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to watch a disaster movie
Replies: 0
Views: 469

How to watch a disaster movie

I was over at lewrockwell.com and ran across this amusing blog entry about watching disaster movies: http://www.lewrockwell.com/blog/lewrw/archives/44694.html I love disaster movies. I just wanted to pass along a tip that has helped me enjoy them even more than ever: Hope that everybody gets killed....
by PaulB
Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reloading Question --Sizing Lubricant
Replies: 30
Views: 1246

Re: Reloading Question --Sizing Lubricant

I use RCBS or Imperial Die sizing wax - depending on the application the latter is for the tougher stuff...
Exactly what I use. Imperial for the heavy-duty work, RCBS for normal sizing.
by PaulB
Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gun storage in damp location questions
Replies: 21
Views: 1233

Re: Gun storage in damp location questions

Mold is not good for your health. So I've heard, anyway. Get some plastic down in the crawl space. If you have a basement, there are vapor-barrier type paints you can use on the wall. Think about improving drainage around the house. There are probably internet resources out there for these kinds of ...
by PaulB
Sun Dec 13, 2009 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Time is runnin' out! 357 or 480 before it's too late?
Replies: 29
Views: 1561

Re: Time is runnin' out! 357 or 480 before it's too late?

If you want a gun useful for everything, something you will carry all the time, get the .357. If you want a gunsafe queen to impress your buds with, get the .480. :D

The .357 can be a low pressure round too. Just put less powder in it. :lol:
by PaulB
Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .357 Magnum Hunting... Being Laughed At :(
Replies: 96
Views: 18977

Re: .357 Magnum Hunting... Being Laughed At :(

Laugh back at the guys hauling around big, clunky 7 Mags and .300 Mags for killing whitetails. :D
by PaulB
Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is The 32-20 as "Good" as the .357 For Deer Sized Animals?
Replies: 20
Views: 2672

Re: Is The 32-20 as "Good" as the .357 For Deer Sized Animals?

Francis Sell thought a .25-35 wildcat the Tomcat was the perfect rifle for those pesky Blacktail deer you have out there. I would think a HV .32-20 would do well on those deer. The problem west of the Cascades is not the ability to kill the smallish Blacktails, but being able to find them after you...