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by JimT
Sat Jan 23, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sometimes You Do It Wrong
Replies: 5
Views: 174

Re: Sometimes You Do It Wrong

3leggedturtle wrote:
Sat Jan 23, 2021 12:23 pm
A bed of coals for that hog and cold root beer sounds real good right now.
That hog was one of the best tasting that I have ever taken. There was an apple orchard on the place where I shot it and I believe that helped!
by JimT
Sat Jan 23, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Levergun accuracy
Replies: 24
Views: 401

Re: Levergun accuracy

My old Trapper in .30-30 is "accurate enough." I know I cannot shoot it to its full potential.
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It has at least "Minute of Whitetail" accuracy.
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by JimT
Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sometimes You Do It Wrong
Replies: 5
Views: 174

Sometimes You Do It Wrong

Many years ago I was young and had been hunting with a handgun for quite a few years and I figured I was on top of the game. This particular deer season I was hunting in the Peppersauce Canyon area on the back side of Mt. Lemmon in Arizona. The hills and canyons were steep but I was young and felt s...
by JimT
Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Must have spares for a Rossi 92 or levers in general
Replies: 14
Views: 258

Re: Must have spares for a Rossi 92 or levers in general

I have a couple small drawers full of Colt and Ruger single action parts and a couple with Winchester and Rossi parts. They come in handy when working on an old gun I pick up but have rarely ever had to go to them in around 65 years of shooting for my working guns.
by JimT
Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: From The Loading Bench
Replies: 8
Views: 164

Re: From The Loading Bench

J Miller wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 2:55 pm
Jim,
Somehow I missed knowing about your channel. I subscribed today and will go back and watch the others.
Thanks for the good work.
Joe
Joe .. I have never really publicized it .. so don't feel bad about missing it.
I am glad it can be useful.
by JimT
Wed Jan 20, 2021 11:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Amazon Has " Some" Reloading Equipment
Replies: 13
Views: 272

Re: Amazon Has " Some" Reloading Equipment

Sixgun wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:26 pm
Back to basics Jim.....like when we was all young guys and had to make do with what we had....we survived.....I think.---6
Oh I have been getting by. No problem there. I can make things work until I get a proper set of dies. I bet most people who are regulars here can do the same thing.
by JimT
Wed Jan 20, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Levergun accuracy
Replies: 24
Views: 401

Re: Levergun accuracy

Then there are the custom built leverguns.
THIS IS NOT MINE!
It is with a McPherson-built Marlin 30-30.
130 gr. Speer Hot-Cor
40.5 gr. LVR
CCI 350 Large Pistol Magnum Primer
2750 fps
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by JimT
Wed Jan 20, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Amazon Has " Some" Reloading Equipment
Replies: 13
Views: 272

Re: Amazon Has " Some" Reloading Equipment

I have been looking for some 9mm dies. I checked Amazon. There are 2 sets of dies for sale, one for $159.00 and one for $160.00!!!! For a $40 set of dies!
by JimT
Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Piller, and other Texans
Replies: 15
Views: 295

Re: Piller, and other Texans

TEXAS is on my bucket list...... San Antonio and the alamo perhaps..... If I recall the name correctly, not far from The Alamo is the "Hole In the Horn Saloon"; it's like a saloon and a museum combined. With dozens of stuffed animals and various western paraphernalia and history strewn all about. I...
by JimT
Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Searching For a Bolt for a JC Higgins Model 41
Replies: 2
Views: 115

Searching For a Bolt for a JC Higgins Model 41

I acquired a JC Higgins Model 41 single shot .22 rifle that has no bolt. I am asking those of you who collect old gun part to please check and see if you've got one. PM me if you do. The rifle was made by Marlin between 1941 and 1961. Something I am just tinkering with, trying to bring back to life....
by JimT
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NRA Filing Bankruptcy, Ditching New York
Replies: 29
Views: 460

Re: NRA Filing Bankruptcy, Ditching New York

Scott Tschirhart wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:53 am
I find church much like this too! But I don't need to walk in lock step with any human.
Exactly!
by JimT
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tyler Gunworks
Replies: 11
Views: 325

Re: Tyler Gunworks

And Bobby Tyler is just one heck of a nice guy!
by JimT
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Best Gun
Replies: 6
Views: 212

The Best Gun

The machinery you use is not as important as your skill with it.

Learn to run what you have.
Learn to run it blindfolded.
Learn to run it without having to think "how" ...
by JimT
Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NRA Filing Bankruptcy, Ditching New York
Replies: 29
Views: 460

Re: NRA Filing Bankruptcy, Ditching New York

In any large organization there are going to be things and people you do not align with.
"Large" being defined as more than just yourself......
:D
by JimT
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I am spending a few days with Paco ...
Replies: 14
Views: 417

Re: I am spending a few days with Paco ...

mickbr wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:42 am
Im only new but heard of this forum ages ago. Would it be impolite to ask how old Paco is these days?
He is 82.
by JimT
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I am spending a few days with Paco ...
Replies: 14
Views: 417

I am spending a few days with Paco ...

We arrived yesterday and had a great reunion. Paco is moving slower these days ... does not get out much. And I guess with all the craziness of the times that is not a bad thing. We had fun looking at some guns and talking about old times. I will try to get some photos today.
by JimT
Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hard against the Border near Sanderson, Texas
Replies: 25
Views: 656

Re: Hard against the Border near Sanderson, Texas

If you just pull the hide off the gland comes with it and you have no issues. which way? with deer we hang them by head or antlers and hide peels right off. hung by back feet the hide fights all the way... never skinned javalina or swine... gaps in my education, I know . . . I skinned them from the...
by JimT
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Size
Replies: 21
Views: 531

Size

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Imagine how many arguments, discussions, magazine articles and internet fights have occurred over the few thousands of an inch between all these.

:lol:
by JimT
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advertising guns for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 342

Re: Advertising guns for sale

I saw a nice little .22 S&W for sale at a gun shop once. It was advertised as "Only Used At Parties" When I asked about it the shop owner said this quite well-to-do couple were known for throwing big parties and when the proceedings got going they would get into a fight and one would pull out the gu...
by JimT
Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hard against the Border near Sanderson, Texas
Replies: 25
Views: 656

Re: Hard against the Border near Sanderson, Texas

THANK YOU SCOTT! I appreciated the story. As to the Javelina scent gland, I killed truckloads of the little critters the years we lived in Arizona. If you just pull the hide off the gland comes with it and you have no issues. They would come in our yard at night and eat the dog food, dig up the flow...
by JimT
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Resisting temptation
Replies: 25
Views: 669

Re: Resisting temptation

Great insight!
Thank you.
by JimT
Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: per Scott Tschirhart's Request .....
Replies: 11
Views: 407

Re: per Scott Tschirhart's Request .....

Stars of the Mozambican night sky ... photo by Rolland Baker of Iris Global ...
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by JimT
Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: per Scott Tschirhart's Request .....
Replies: 11
Views: 407

Re: per Scott Tschirhart's Request .....

OH ... sorry.

I have written quite bit on the subject of "light" and thought you were referring to that one. But yes, that episode sticks in my mind as well. It was a profound revelation at the time that still applies.
by JimT
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: per Scott Tschirhart's Request .....
Replies: 11
Views: 407

per Scott Tschirhart's Request .....

LIGHT Light has matter. Light has force. Light has energy. It can be measured. Darkness is nothing but the absence of light. Darkness cannot be measured. Darkness has no force. Darkness has no energy. Darkness has no matter. It is nothing to fear. Light was designed for darkness. Light is designed ...
by JimT
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIDIN' IN THE NEW YEAR
Replies: 20
Views: 366

Re: RIDIN' IN THE NEW YEAR

Scott Tschirhart wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:20 am
Jim,
I think it would be nice for you to reproduce your essay on "light" here. It is so timely and relevant.
Best regards,
Scott Tschirhart
If you have it handy Scott, please go ahead and post it.
by JimT
Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If you know any millionaires or philanthropists...
Replies: 24
Views: 908

Re: If you know any millionaires or philanthropists...

If what you are doing ain't "missionary" work I don't know what is.
Our guiding "philosophy" is "STOP FOR THE ONE IN FRONT OF YOU" ... and you have one in front of you quite a few times a day!
I pray the finances you need begin to come your way.
by JimT
Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Subaru Forester versus Jerry Miculek
Replies: 7
Views: 420

Re: Subaru Forester versus Jerry Miculek

One of our car shoots ... https://leverguns.com/car/carshoot.htm I shot through 2 cars (at different times) using the 12 ga. double and a .720" diameter round ball cast of wheelweights. Neither time did the ball stop in the car, no matter the angle I shot. It would smack in, hit something and come o...
by JimT
Sat Jan 02, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spending the afternoon with Jim’s old rifle.
Replies: 6
Views: 303

Re: Spending the afternoon with Jim’s old rifle.

AMMO THAT OLD IS NO GOOD! YOU SHOULD NOT SHOOT IT.
send it to me.
I will properly dispose of it!!

:lol:

:D

:lol:
by JimT
Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Glad to see the last of 2020, but 2021 looks worse!
Replies: 30
Views: 903

Re: Glad to see the last of 2020, but 2021 looks worse!

2021 will only be worse if you let it be that way. Turn off the news and enjoy life. Bask in your newfound innocence! Errr... ignorance! :P Call it ignorance if you want, but let me ask you - what difference did watching all that news make in your life that was positive? Also, what difference did y...
by JimT
Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BREAKING NEWS ON THE 480 ACHILLES!
Replies: 20
Views: 790

Re: BREAKING NEWS ON THE 480 ACHILLES!

https://www.levergunscommunity.org/download/file.php?id=23941&mode=view You know Jim, in that pic they look just like .22 Shorts that have the tip filed flat. I kinda thought that die was bigger . . . Cat They are sorta like a .22 Short ... fatter though ... :lol: The die is made on a standard die ...
by JimT
Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BREAKING NEWS ON THE 480 ACHILLES!
Replies: 20
Views: 790

Re: BREAKING NEWS ON THE 480 ACHILLES!

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The Killebrew Crimp Die and a few rounds loaded with the Killebrew bullet.
by JimT
Fri Jan 01, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What would you like to see in 2021?
Replies: 31
Views: 578

Re: What would you like to see in 2021?

I have been looking at it ... and the new crimp die by John Killebrew ... and the new bullets he designed ... and thinking "I need to go shoot some of my ammo so I can try the new crimp die and the new bullets!" I probably ought to go kill something with that new bullet. Maybe I should go hog huntin...
by JimT
Fri Jan 01, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BREAKING NEWS ON THE 480 ACHILLES!
Replies: 20
Views: 790

Re: BREAKING NEWS ON THE 480 ACHILLES!

I am sick with the 480 fever, and just sent John Killebrew an e-mail asking about the crimp die. Like Fordwannabe says, maybe if I have the die sitting around, a sixgun will come sniffing at the back door. :lol: I can hear the whisper ... listen carefully ... ----"If you get it, it will come." ------
by JimT
Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIDIN' IN THE NEW YEAR
Replies: 20
Views: 366

Re: RIDIN' IN THE NEW YEAR

I have had some very intimate moments with Papa God when out in the hills with no one else around.
by JimT
Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIDIN' IN THE NEW YEAR
Replies: 20
Views: 366

Re: RIDIN' IN THE NEW YEAR

... a Navajo pony in Monument Valley, that was a childhood dream come true for me. That's excellent! Nothing like realizing a dream! Sometimes here people make the mistake of getting a horse for a pet. They are not pets. They are a way of life. If your life cannot be focused around and on the horse...
by JimT
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIDIN' IN THE NEW YEAR
Replies: 20
Views: 366

Re: RIDIN' IN THE NEW YEAR

Best all-around horse was my mare "Gal" ... "Shay's Gal" in the Quarter Horse registry. She had lots of bottom ... did not get worn down riding the mountains.
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by JimT
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIDIN' IN THE NEW YEAR
Replies: 20
Views: 366

Re: RIDIN' IN THE NEW YEAR

Dang! Ole Goliath is a huge horse. Best hunting horse I had was the appaloosa Hud. In bad country he would put his head down and look where he was putting his feet. I got to where I trusted him completely and he never let me down. I rode him down mountains that I was afraid to walk down. And he love...
by JimT
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIDIN' IN THE NEW YEAR
Replies: 20
Views: 366

Re: RIDIN' IN THE NEW YEAR

Scott Tschirhart wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:26 am
Great story Jim. I haven’t been able to get out like that in many years. But the memories still linger.
The same for me Scott.
I am grateful for the memories.
by JimT
Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIDIN' IN THE NEW YEAR
Replies: 20
Views: 366

RIDIN' IN THE NEW YEAR

It was just breaking daylight when I pulled out of the corral. I had gotten up in the dark, caught the mare and screwed the saddle down on her as she was finishing her breakfast. I tossed a few things in the saddlebags and hung the rifle scabbard on the rigging, cinched down my spurs and climbed abo...
by JimT
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Knew This Ole Boy
Replies: 4
Views: 340

Re: I Knew This Ole Boy

That is a great photo Scott!
by JimT
Tue Dec 29, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Knew This Ole Boy
Replies: 4
Views: 340

I Knew This Ole Boy

We got word yesterday that long time friend John Purcell had crossed over the Great Divide. When I shared the news with John Taffin he replied "There are too many empty saddles!" This morning John Killebrew shared this story with me: In memory of John Purcell, I will start off this hunting story wit...
by JimT
Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For those that are interested ...
Replies: 8
Views: 384

Re: For those that are interested ...

AJMD429 wrote:
Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:59 pm
The beautiful sounds of a woman's singing voice never cease to amaze me.
(...perhaps because they so perfectly counterbalance the terror-inspiring sounds of a woman's upset voice... :shock: :D )
I sent your comment to the lady who is the lead singer. She thought that was great!
by JimT
Wed Dec 23, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Boge is "Rocking It" at Gunblast
Replies: 10
Views: 541

Re: Boge is "Rocking It" at Gunblast

I miss Jeff, but I am glad that Boge is carrying on. Maybe I'll get to see him at the Holiday next year. I hope to see him AND YOU there, Scott. One year Jeff and his wife pulled up on our ranch on their bikes. He had a ham about as big as any I have ever seen tied on the back of his bike and rode ...
by JimT
Mon Dec 21, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Postal system woes......
Replies: 28
Views: 771

Re: Postal system woes......

Our little postoffice in the boonies is only open Mon - Fri ... 1PM to 5PM. An overnight parcel takes at least 2 days. It has to go from here to the main PO and then from there to where ever we are sending it. It's better than the mails were in Africa. I once received a Christmas card in July that h...
by JimT
Mon Dec 21, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For those that are interested ...
Replies: 8
Views: 384

For those that are interested ...

my daughter Jami is part of the worship team at her church. They recorded a Christmas song and just released it last night.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2XPEam9Q5c
by JimT
Mon Dec 21, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: why did we all choose lever actions?
Replies: 41
Views: 1044

Re: why did we all choose lever actions?

Growing up they were around the place .. the choice was a levergun, a shotgun or a single shot .22 and while my first gun was the single shot .22 I always wanted a levergun.
by JimT
Thu Dec 17, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many states..
Replies: 21
Views: 760

Re: How many states..

Everything West of the Mississippi except Hawaii.
by JimT
Wed Dec 16, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Done
Replies: 85
Views: 2251

Re: 'Winchesters' vs 'Winchesters' vs 'Winchesters'

I've looked at them because I would like a .500 Linebaugh levergun. But that is a lot of scratch and I have a hard time parting with it! Gorgeous rifles and probably worth every penny. We have common friend who has one or two. I was there when he shot a big hog with it. I handled the gun. It was ni...
by JimT
Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You gotta love quality.....updates
Replies: 26
Views: 1003

Re: You gotta love quality.....

Turdyturdy wrote:
Wed Dec 16, 2020 6:11 am
Is it legal for me to destroy my own gun without making out some paperwork?
If it ain't registered in the first place, who is gonna care? Or check?
If it's registered, give it to someone like me who will have fun straightening things up and converting it to .38 Special or .32-20.