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by JimT
Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The explosion in Beirut
Replies: 23
Views: 456

Re: The explosion in Beirut

According to the report, the 2,700 tons of ammonium nitrate has been sitting there for 5-6 years. So........really ??!! I can't stop scratching my head on this one. Everyone on this planet knows this stuff is explosive, unstable and quite volatile, and sitting in a dockside warehouse in that heat (...
by JimT
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Round ball loads......
Replies: 23
Views: 276

Re: Round ball loads......

gamekeeper wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:31 am
.375" round ball for full choke .410s.....
I used to shoot .44-40's out of my 410 .. at least that's the way I remember it. I am not sure if I shot .44 Specials or not. That was about 60 years ago ........ -sigh-
by JimT
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The explosion in Beirut
Replies: 23
Views: 456

Re: The explosion in Beirut

Over 500,000 children live there.
by JimT
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The explosion in Beirut
Replies: 23
Views: 456

Re: The explosion in Beirut

While not used as an industrial explosive on its own, ammonium nitrate is unstable; at high temperatures it decomposes into nitrogen, oxygen and water vapor. Again, it is a relatively low-energy explosion, but dangerous when large amounts are involved. It is reckoned to be about 40% as powerful as T...
by JimT
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Round ball loads......
Replies: 23
Views: 276

Re: Round ball loads......

I found this on the internet ... from a Muzzle-Loading Rifle Match.
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That's pretty fair accuracy.

:lol:
by JimT
Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The explosion in Beirut
Replies: 23
Views: 456

Re: The explosion in Beirut

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by JimT
Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Round ball loads......
Replies: 23
Views: 276

Re: Round ball loads......

Round Ball Stuff Remington-Javelina.JPG I took this Javelina with my 1858 Remington .44 ... about 30 yards or so. The ball made a larger entrance hole than the exit wound, which seems to be typical with handgun loads. The ball expanded as it penetrated the animal, then the "nose" portion sheared awa...
by JimT
Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dali Llama on civil disobedience
Replies: 7
Views: 341

Re: Dali Llama on civil disobedience

piller wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:45 am
Time to go to the store. I have been alternating between going direct and cycling.
I am not sure I have the Capacitor to cycle that far.
by JimT
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dali Llama on civil disobedience
Replies: 7
Views: 341

Re: Dali Llama on civil disobedience

Watt does this mean?
Have you all reached your Potential?
by JimT
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: web search engine.
Replies: 7
Views: 190

Re: web search engine.

The TOR browser comes with DuckDuckGo as the search engine. Since TOR is dedicated to people not being tracked and records of online use being kept about as private as possible, they chose DuckDuckGo since it does not record your IP address or put cookies on your computer that can track you. It work...
by JimT
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Things I miss: Really good Hardware Stores, and AXEs
Replies: 17
Views: 407

Re: Things I miss: Really good Hardware Stores, and AXEs

I want to hear about the axe that's been in the family for more than a century.....how many of the 17 parts have been replaced?--6 :lol: I do have a pick that my grandpa hand-forged about 1930. Needs a handle. I haven't found one worthy .. and because I might have to use it should I have a handle!
by JimT
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Things I miss: Really good Hardware Stores, and AXEs
Replies: 17
Views: 407

Re: Things I miss: Really good Hardware Stores, and AXEs

Sixgun wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:21 pm
You want to have a handle that will outlast you? The last few I've made I made them out of Osage orange...that wood is near as heavy as the steel part of it.
Back around 1990 my Dad made a handle for my 2 1/2 pound sledge from Osage Orange. It is tougher today than when he made it.
by JimT
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Things I miss: Really good Hardware Stores, and AXEs
Replies: 17
Views: 407

Re: Things I miss: Really good Hardware Stores, and AXEs

We have had the same axe in our family since the 1890's.
Over the years it has had at least 5 different handles and 3 new heads.
by JimT
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RETIRED! DIDN'T EVEN KNOW IT WAS SUNDAY
Replies: 13
Views: 366

Re: RETIRED! DIDN'T EVEN KNOW IT WAS SUNDAY

I always liked the line in Crocodile Dundee ... "When were you born?" "They told me it was in the Spring."
by JimT
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sunday Question
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Sunday Question

Why is it so easy to believe God hears us when we cuss but we have a hard time believing He hears us when we pray?
by JimT
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RETIRED! DIDN'T EVEN KNOW IT WAS SUNDAY
Replies: 13
Views: 366

Re: RETIRED! DIDN'T EVEN KNOW IT WAS SUNDAY

I quit wearing a watch many years ago. In Africa a watch was pretty much useless. I could always tell when Sunday came around 'cuz there would be people singing in the churches long before the meeting started. If they ever had special meetings during the week and I heard people singing it got me con...
by JimT
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hey JimT!
Replies: 3
Views: 220

Re: Hey JimT!

Cool. Your dad patented a mold? Tell me more please. With Lyman or did he make his own? Got pics? Cat Back in the1960's he patented his own mold design and marketed them in a small way. He made them himself. There were some writeups in some of the old gun magazines of the time. His design was a ful...
by JimT
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: These are for pretty ...
Replies: 20
Views: 492

Re: These are for pretty ...

Those old silvertips surely do add a touch of class. Very pretty ammunition! Just out of curiosity I looked at the load in QuickLoad, Jim. QL thinks that load would run about 42.7k psi, 2160 fps out of the carbine, so moving right along and just a scosh over SAAMI's 42K max. I seldom load a jackete...
by JimT
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hey JimT!
Replies: 3
Views: 220

Re: Hey JimT!

I bought your (Kindle edition) book "Old School Gunology" and I'm really enjoying it. Yer making me laugh quite a bit. You loaded 150 pounds worth of cast .357s with a 310 set? You're the man! Let me ask you, how did they hold up? Did you have trouble with needing to full-length-size every now and ...
by JimT
Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: These are for pretty ...
Replies: 20
Views: 492

Re: These are for pretty ...

3leggedturtle wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:34 pm
Do you have 3 extra you wanna donate?
Is the cases new or once fired? Todd/3leg
1. - No. Sorry.
2. - Reloaded several times ... at least 3 .. maybe 5 times.
by JimT
Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: These are for pretty ...
Replies: 20
Views: 492

Re: These are for pretty ...

Always admired the Silvertips and wish they were still in production. Jim, that is one serious crimp. Using the Lee die? Yessir. It is the only die to use as far as I am concerned. :D That's the way I like to do them....I can't prove it, but I think the powder burns more completely with a good, har...
by JimT
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: These are for pretty ...
Replies: 20
Views: 492

Re: These are for pretty ...

piller wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:30 am
Merle wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:17 am
are you going to actually shoot them? :o :o :o
Now that the deer have evolved to grow kevlar skin, there is not much need. They would just bounce off and make the deer mad. :lol:
Unfortunately that is true.
I read it on the Internet.
So it must be!
by JimT
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: These are for pretty ...
Replies: 20
Views: 492

Re: These are for pretty ...

Merle wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:17 am
are you going to actually shoot them? :o :o :o
I am passing them on to the Lone Ranger. Since he's gotten older he has gone to using a carbine.
by JimT
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: These are for pretty ...
Replies: 20
Views: 492

Re: These are for pretty ...

Bill in Oregon wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:10 am
Always admired the Silvertips and wish they were still in production. Jim, that is one serious crimp. Using the Lee die?
Yessir. It is the only die to use as far as I am concerned. :D
by JimT
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More Range Time with the Marlin Project Rifle
Replies: 10
Views: 324

Re: More Range Time with the Marlin Project Rifle

Nice groups JimT . The rifle was rusty everywhere on the outside .What was it like inside the bore? All the rust was exterior only. The bore was clean .. bright. There was no rust on the inside of the receiver or the tangs. The rifle is actually quite new. I think the gentleman who owned it bought ...
by JimT
Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More Range Time with the Marlin Project Rifle
Replies: 10
Views: 324

Re: More Range Time with the Marlin Project Rifle

The bump you mentioned appears to reset the trigger as the bolt is closed, and I always wondered if this is coincidental or was that engineered into the action? Any thoughts on that? When everything is working properly the hammer is fully cocked and the trigger sear set in the full cock notch when ...
by JimT
Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: These are for pretty ...
Replies: 20
Views: 492

Re: These are for pretty ...

They are 30-30 ... Speer cases, Remington 9 1/2 Primer, 29 gr. of H322. The bullets are 170 gr. Winchester Silvertips. I have a small stash of them.
by JimT
Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: These are for pretty ...
Replies: 20
Views: 492

These are for pretty ...

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by JimT
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More Range Time with the Marlin Project Rifle
Replies: 10
Views: 324

More Range Time with the Marlin Project Rifle

Spent some time at the 50 yard range with the Marlin this morning. I fired several different loads and had a nice time. Some of the little things that I noticed the first time out I had worked on and the gun worked just fine. The ejection initially was very weak. I called it "Limp Dick" ejection. Th...
by JimT
Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: JEFF QUINN
Replies: 26
Views: 907

JEFF QUINN

I got word Jeff passed over The Great Divide today about noon. I trust he is having a reunion with all our friends who have gone on before us.

Keep the coffee on Jeff. We will be along directly.
by JimT
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Regarding that Rossi 92 I picked up . . .
Replies: 7
Views: 343

Re: Regarding that Rossi 92 I picked up . . .

Yes! Contact Steve!
I put one of his sights that replaces the safety on the Rossi 92 that Paco gave me. EXCELLENT!!
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I love the bolt-mounted aperture sight. It does not get in your way like the tang sight does.
by JimT
Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ever hear of the Eötvös effect?
Replies: 14
Views: 503

Re: Ever hear of the Eötvös effect?

Having lived south of the equator I can say that life is different there. The water swirls the other direction when you flush a toilet or run water into the sink. The moon appears upside down to those who were raised in the northern hemisphere. There is no Southern Star though there is the Southern...
by JimT
Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ever hear of the Eötvös effect?
Replies: 14
Views: 503

Re: Ever hear of the Eötvös effect?

Having lived south of the equator I can say that life is different there. The water swirls the other direction when you flush a toilet or run water into the sink. The moon appears upside down to those who were raised in the northern hemisphere. There is no Southern Star though there is the Southern ...
by JimT
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Restoration/Repair/Renewal in Progress -UPDATE 07/24
Replies: 25
Views: 974

Re: Restoration/Repair/Renewal in Progress -UPDATE 07/24

Looks pretty darn good to me!! Are you going to keep the scope on it? I think that gun with the short barrel would be awesome with a receiver sight, super handy, and would fit with the 'distressed' theme. An aperture sight would be more in keeping with the theme. However, if i decide it's gonna be ...
by JimT
Sun Jul 19, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recipie For Troubled Times
Replies: 14
Views: 486

Re: Recipie For Troubled Times

So after making this post, someone sends me this!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAvvup8Jf0E

I don't know.
Maybe I don't communicate all that well?
ahahahahaha

:lol:
by JimT
Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recipie For Troubled Times
Replies: 14
Views: 486

Re: Recipie For Troubled Times

Grizz wrote:
Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:50 am
.. medicine for both hunter and hunted

I like that! I may use it sometime. :D
by JimT
Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recipie For Troubled Times
Replies: 14
Views: 486

Re: Recipie For Troubled Times

Griff wrote:
Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:13 am
Why Jim... "Money" by Pink Floyd comes to mind! Listen to it first thing every time I start up my big diesel and go to work! (Bein' in need to remind myself just why I do what I do)! :D
HA! I like that one too ... but it's not really what I had in mind. LOL :lol:
by JimT
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Restoration/Repair/Renewal in Progress -UPDATE 07/24
Replies: 25
Views: 974

Re: Restoration/Repair/Renewal in Progress -UPDATE 7/16 UPDATE 7/18

I really like the 'distressed' finish! so is the bore in good shape? if not, I'd send that thing off to JES for a rebore! The rifle is actually new and appears either unfired or shot very little. There was no rust anyplace in the interior of the rifle. The bore looks "pristine." I had to work on th...
by JimT
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recipie For Troubled Times
Replies: 14
Views: 486

Recipie For Troubled Times

It seems we are living in “times that try men's souls.” Political unrest, social unrest, heath issues, financial problems etc. etc. etc. No matter what side you are on about any issue there is arguing and fighting and unease of mind and soul. Many feel the answer is to get involved politically and w...
by JimT
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30-30 Stuff
Replies: 23
Views: 857

30-30 Stuff

I was thinking of using the 30-30 I am working on for deer this Fall. I mentioned that and had a young man tell me that, while the old 30-30 may have worked years ago, today they did not have enough power for deer. The deer are much tougher these days. He started naming some of the more modern and m...
by JimT
Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: anybody have a dardick?
Replies: 9
Views: 356

Re: anybody have a dardick?

Undaunted by common sense!

:D

:lol:
by JimT
Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Restoration/Repair/Renewal in Progress -UPDATE 07/24
Replies: 25
Views: 974

Restoration/Repair/Renewal in Progress -UPDATE 07/24

A couple weeks ago I posted a couple pictures of a rusted up .30-30 Marlin. (https://www.levergunscommunity.org/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=77405&sid=52516b31ae60fabffd82ba3da3dc2fad) Last week I bought it from the lady who had it. She was selling her late brother's estate. I bought it home and looked it ov...
by JimT
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For Today
Replies: 7
Views: 229

For Today

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by JimT
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Doc, your opinion, will blue Gov leaders..
Replies: 37
Views: 1136

Re: Doc, your opinion, will blue Gov leaders..

Since I am ignorant of medical thing, there are questions to ask. Such as: "How effective are vaccines for virus's?" As in "the flu" ... how effective are they? Since virus's mutate, how many mutations of Covid19 are known right now? Which of the mutations will a vaccine work on? And ... will you ha...
by JimT
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For the boolit casters here ...
Replies: 37
Views: 885

Re: For the boolit casters here ...

I have never cast any "boolits" ...... :roll: :D
by JimT
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 100-round 9mm
Replies: 4
Views: 235

Re: 100-round 9mm

Some sort of loading device would have been useful. Still, I could see how it might not be conducive to accuracy. The rifle I tested was accurate. Had a built-in bipod. The only problem was the barrel was pretty thin and you could make the bullet "climb" on the target by putting down pressure on th...