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by JimT
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gas checks on a plain base bullet
Replies: 14
Views: 336

Re: Gas checks on a plain base bullet

earlmck wrote:
Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:01 pm
Guess that makes me late to the party. Verrry late to the party. Not the first time, either. :oops:
Ha! Me too. Story of my life!
No need to worry though ... discovering something for yourself is WAY better than never tinkering ... or just reading about it.
by JimT
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Levergun Weekend did not work out.
Replies: 4
Views: 176

Re: My Levergun Weekend did not work out.

According to Speer the pressures are safe. 32 gr. H322 with the Speer 130 gr. bullet is midway between the light load and the maximum load in their loading manual.
Quickload is neat. Pressure guns are really neat!
:D
by JimT
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LEVERGUN WEEKEND
Replies: 12
Views: 326

Re: LEVERGUN WEEKEND

A fun ...but finicky .. little cartridge.
by JimT
Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gas checks on a plain base bullet
Replies: 14
Views: 336

Re: Gas checks on a plain base bullet

Paco Kelly and Ed Wosika developed gas checks for plain base cast bullets back in the 1980's. I used them for years .. still have the dies to make them. Paco and I wrote them up for some of the gun rags that were out at that time ... and for The Cast Bullet Association etc. In the articles section o...
by JimT
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Levergun Weekend did not work out.
Replies: 4
Views: 176

Re: My Levergun Weekend did not work out.

I did not mention that I am shooting a Model 94 Trapper. I am getting those velocities from the short barrel. I have a target here from a guy who is experimenting with LVR and the 130 gr. Speer. He is getting over 2800 fps and the target has 3 shots, all touching, at 150 yards. From a Marlin 30-30....
by JimT
Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LEVERGUN WEEKEND
Replies: 12
Views: 326

Re: LEVERGUN WEEKEND

Update on the "Levergun Weekend" posted here ... http://levergunscommunity.org/viewtopic ... 1c4fac7cc9
by JimT
Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Levergun Weekend did not work out.
Replies: 4
Views: 176

My Levergun Weekend did not work out.

Family situation came up and I needed to be there. I ran out to the range this morning and fired a few shots. Not enough to tell anything yet. My best groups were with the Speer 130 gr. JFP. That doesn't mean anything yet because I only shot 3 groups with each. I ran some through the chronograph. Bo...
by JimT
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LEVERGUN WEEKEND
Replies: 12
Views: 326

Re: LEVERGUN WEEKEND

SAAMI specs for the 32-20

Bore .305"
Groove .311"
Bullet .3125

These vary but most bullets for the 32-20's are .311" from the manufacturers. There are no accuracy issues with them.
by JimT
Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LEVERGUN WEEKEND
Replies: 12
Views: 326

Re: LEVERGUN WEEKEND

I always thought it would be interesting to load those 'AK' Spitzer bullets into 32-20 cartridges for subsonic use. I shot quite a few out of my Marlin 32-20. I ran them at just under 2000 fps .. used 14.5 gr. 296 ... I shot a Great Dane that was chasing cattle. He turned on me and I shot him in th...
by JimT
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LEVERGUN WEEKEND
Replies: 12
Views: 326

LEVERGUN WEEKEND

It's a Levergun weekend. Picked up a Marlin .44 Magnum. An early one. No safety. Barrel is marked .44 Magnum. Wasn't set up for the .44 Specials, just Magnums. And it had feeding problems. I sent it to my friend Gary Reeder and he got it running .. feeds both Specials and Magnums now. Action is pret...
by JimT
Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hurricane Harvey
Replies: 17
Views: 721

Re: Hurricane Harvey

I am north of Georgetown .... lots of rain but no flooding here. It's not raining here today .. I guess it's moving back south ...

This was Saturday ...
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by JimT
Sat Aug 05, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Concealed carry --- again
Replies: 60
Views: 2663

Re: Concealed carry --- again

"Punch" may not be the last thing on the list but probably should be. A good reliable 22 always at hand is better than the more powerful gun left at home. In the few face to face encounters I have had, I never noticed or cared what caliber gun the other person had. Nor did they inquire about mine. C...
by JimT
Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94 carbine or rifle?
Replies: 23
Views: 1069

Re: Winchester 94 carbine or rifle?

Had some experience with them ... in my old age I have I have come to prefer the Trapper.
by JimT
Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruger 1911
Replies: 10
Views: 569

Re: Ruger 1911

Oh I will carry it in some dark places no doubt. :D
by JimT
Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruger 1911
Replies: 10
Views: 569

Ruger 1911

I was surprised the other week when a Ruger SR1911 with my name on it showed up! It turned out that some friends in The Shootists felt I needed one of these. The guns were built for The Shootists in 2015 while I was in Africa and I never had a chance to pick one up. The serial numbers all start with...
by JimT
Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: July Newsletter for those interested
Replies: 3
Views: 212

Re: July Newsletter for those interested

Thank you Dan but I haven't done any great thing. I am just along for the ride, doing whatever ends up in front of me. I have been privileged to participate in some pretty great and fun things .. for which I am thankful.
by JimT
Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Made a handle for a old axe.
Replies: 15
Views: 565

Re: Made a handle for a old axe.

Nice!

We have a double-bit axe that has been in the family for nearly 140 years.
It has had 4 handles that I know of and at least 2 heads.



:D
by JimT
Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When you have time ...
Replies: 2
Views: 338

When you have time ...

I have posted 3 new videos of Mama Twyla's Computer Center to YouTube. You can access them via these links. Waiting on Dedication Service to begin https://youtu.be/4wOBEwXrQHo Festa After the Dedication of Mama Twyla's Computer Center https://youtu.be/clRPDfql7fQ Students in the new classroom! https...
by JimT
Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For anyone interested
Replies: 1
Views: 203

For anyone interested

Photos of Mama Twyla's Computer Center
https://sarayuinternational.wordpress.c ... er-center/

and some photos from our time in Mozambique
https://sarayuinternational.wordpress.c ... adventure/
by JimT
Sun Jun 25, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Our Mozambican Adventure
Replies: 1
Views: 219

Our Mozambican Adventure

Here is my grand-daughter's and my story of our trip to Mozambique. You can either read it online or download it and read it later on your computer.

https://sarayuinternational.files.wordp ... enture.pdf
by JimT
Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PERSPECTIVE = seeing through other people's eyes
Replies: 7
Views: 393

PERSPECTIVE = seeing through other people's eyes

(this is from my friend Carolyn .. hardcore Missionary in the Sudan and Uganda) Yesterday was one of my best days! I have had so many and this just adds to the many. Our mamas work and live with our children 24/7, never leaving the compound for time away. They live with us and work is always at the ...
by JimT
Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Video of the Dedication of Mama Twyla's Computer Center
Replies: 2
Views: 182

Video of the Dedication of Mama Twyla's Computer Center

Made in back to the US last night. Had an amazing time. I will post photos in my blog once i get rested up. I wanted to share this right away because some here helped make this possible! This is the entire Dedication Service. WARNING: The video is about 1/2 hour long. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v...
by JimT
Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many here remember the old sixgunner site?
Replies: 18
Views: 899

Re: How many here remember the old sixgunner site?

I remember it well .. was there from the first. The webmaster could be a pain in the rear but he knew a lot of folks in the industry and it all came together nicely. I heard he had to sell the domain for some pressing personal reasons and those who took it over just did not keep it going in the same...
by JimT
Sat Jun 17, 2017 2:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Been in Mozambique for a month
Replies: 5
Views: 387

Been in Mozambique for a month

Start the journey back to the US in a few days. Internet is poor here but I will post photos and video when we get back. The Computer Center is finished and the first classes in it this week were amazing!
by JimT
Fri Jun 02, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best ways to get a Felony Stop (without the felony) EVER
Replies: 13
Views: 951

Re: Best ways to get a Felony Stop (without the felony) EVER

You can get away with a lot of things in the US that you would not in other places .. but the times .. the ARE a-changin' ..... I do like the bottom pic tho. Here in Africa a good friend was in an accident .. it was his fault .. and spent a couple days in jail until he could get the funds to pay for...
by JimT
Mon May 29, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello from Mozambique
Replies: 5
Views: 388

Hello from Mozambique

We made it to Mozambique a few days ago. Internet connection is poor to iffy at times. Right now it's not too bad so thought I would drop by and say "Hi". The trip went well. My grand-daughter and I had a layover in London and met some friends there. Then flew on to Africa. We have been in the bush ...
by JimT
Fri May 19, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Leaving For Africa Soon
Replies: 7
Views: 571

Re: Leaving For Africa Soon

piller wrote:
Thu May 18, 2017 2:17 pm
Have a safe and thoroughly enjoyable time.
Thank you sir. I am looking forward to it.
by JimT
Fri May 19, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I’D LIKE TO GO TO AFRICA
Replies: 13
Views: 1014

Re: I’D LIKE TO GO TO AFRICA

walks with gun wrote:
Thu May 18, 2017 7:06 pm
I always thought I'd like to go there if it weren't for so many dang foreigners.
There ain't many. Often you are the only one. :D

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by JimT
Wed May 17, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Leaving For Africa Soon
Replies: 7
Views: 571

Re: Leaving For Africa Soon

BlaineG wrote:
Wed May 17, 2017 1:46 pm
I always thought that you belonged in Africa.
I do love Africa.
I don't know that I will live there anymore.
But I am glad to be going back for a while.
by JimT
Sun May 14, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lee Jurras Obituary
Replies: 2
Views: 447

Lee Jurras Obituary

Lee E. Jurras, 82, passed from this life early on the morning of April 24, a victim of the ravages of cancer. During his last hours he was attended by good friend Mike Hatfield and Lisele Bockes, his loving caretaker for the last portion of his life. As per Lee’s wishes, there were no funeral servic...
by JimT
Sun May 07, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Monte Walsh
Replies: 14
Views: 984

Re: Monte Walsh

aussie wrote:
Sat May 06, 2017 11:18 pm
Jim T, I didn't say that. The ending was truly moving.
Yes sir. It is.
by JimT
Sat May 06, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Monte Walsh
Replies: 14
Views: 984

Re: Monte Walsh

aussie wrote:
Sat May 06, 2017 4:36 am
Thanks Shasta for the recommendation of the book. I finished it today, excellent read. So glad I was able to track a copy down.
If you were able to finish it without your eyes filling up with water I salute you.
by JimT
Thu May 04, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Monte Walsh
Replies: 14
Views: 984

Re: Monte Walsh

So which version is closest to the book? The movie only covers a couple chapters of the book. The book covers Monte's life from a young teenager on. It has some of the best descriptions of ranch life and cowboying in the 1880's that have been written. I have both movies. I like the bucking horse sc...
by JimT
Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unanswerable question on black powder
Replies: 23
Views: 1315

Re: Unanswerable question on black powder

It will work. Not many times. I've shot blackpowder in a lot of cartridges not originally intended for it. I've shot blackpowder in lots of things not intended for it. Surprisingly, I still have all my fingers, my eyes and most of my eyebrows. :)
by JimT
Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Model 71 Winchester
Replies: 5
Views: 505

Model 71 Winchester

Just in case anyone is interested .. I stopped in at National Pawn in Georgetown, Texas this morning. They have a Model 71 Winchester for sale. Deluxe Model with forend cap, receiver sight etc. $1400.00 (512) 869-7296 http://nationalpawnandjewelry.com/ I have no connection with them. I just stopped ...
by JimT
Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 44 Special Handloads - Handloader Mag
Replies: 8
Views: 819

Re: 44 Special Handloads - Handloader Mag

For longer range I use 16.5 gr. 2400 and the Keith 250 gr. SWC in my .44 Special. It's a good hunting load also. https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16266001_10212369335134371_5081232675988528390_n.jpg?oh=344db888154ea50c4fc4789b8fb7aa79&oe=59824698 https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/17022364...
by JimT
Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My latest Newsletter
Replies: 1
Views: 244

My latest Newsletter

entitled "Keep Calm and Go To Mozambique"

https://sarayuinternational.files.wordp ... il2017.pdf

Trivia about the trip we will be taking is included at no extra cost.
by JimT
Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lee Jurras
Replies: 12
Views: 960

Lee Jurras

John Taffin sent word this morning that Lee Jurras passed away in the night. He had been battling cancer for some time. He was a pioneer and did more for the shooting industry than most folks realize. He will be missed.
by JimT
Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 348 Levergun
Replies: 11
Views: 1046

Re: 348 Levergun

GunnyMack wrote:
Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:55 pm
Love the 348, but I'd really like find a #1 in 9.3x74R.
Build it. There are folks out there like Nonneman who can do it.
by JimT
Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 348 Levergun
Replies: 11
Views: 1046

Re: 348 Levergun

3leggedturtle wrote:
Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:15 pm
Is that the NECG peep site? If so, how does he like it? Nice rifle and cartridge. Todd/3leg
I am not sure. I know he mentioned it as something special but I don't remember what he said.
by JimT
Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I’D LIKE TO GO TO AFRICA
Replies: 13
Views: 1014

Re: I’D LIKE TO GO TO AFRICA

I will be going to Africa this next month. I plan on being there about a month before returning. I am taking my 18 year-old grand-daughter with me. We will be dedicating the Computer Center in Twyla's memory.
by JimT
Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I’D LIKE TO GO TO AFRICA
Replies: 13
Views: 1014

I’D LIKE TO GO TO AFRICA

I’D LIKE TO GO TO AFRICA I’d like to go to Africa To walk on the red earth in the bright sunlight To experience the village life And see the night stars without interference of city lights Where voices can be heard a half mile away And children play without benefit of electronics I want to see the m...
by JimT
Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 348 Levergun
Replies: 11
Views: 1046

348 Levergun

Well ... it does have a Lever ... My friend Tom kept hearing guys say they wished Ruger would make a #1 in .348 .. so he went to Regan Nonneman and had one built. I shot it this last week and what a sweet gun it is! https://sarayuinternational.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/dsc08837.jpg https://sarayui...
by JimT
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Public shooting ranges
Replies: 26
Views: 1082

Re: Public shooting ranges

I have shot on public ranges near Austin, TX and never ran into anyone doing anything unsafe. The range is Controlled by Range Officers and they run a pretty tight ship. It is limited - especially to those of us who either had our own ranges or lived where we could shoot anytime in the country. But ...
by JimT
Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For those interested ... my latest Newsletter
Replies: 3
Views: 398

For those interested ... my latest Newsletter

My latest Newsletter is now available via this link

https://sarayuinternational.files.wordp ... ch2017.pdf
by JimT
Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Not a Levergun but it goes with one ...
Replies: 11
Views: 728

Re: Not a Levergun but it goes with one ...

Nice grips you have there. I'd like to have some stags on my Rodeo but not in the budget right now. How do you like your USFA? I wish mine had a little heavier trigger pull, but other wise its a great revolver. I lightened the hammer spring and installed a Wolff trigger/bolt spring .. smoothed up t...
by JimT
Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question from the old sixgunner.com days
Replies: 4
Views: 589

Re: Question from the old sixgunner.com days

Cazador is doing fine. He's had a few health issues but is still continuing to hunt and shoot. And I found The Boys From the Broken Nose Ranch. Amazing .. this here internet thingy.
by JimT
Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question from the old sixgunner.com days
Replies: 4
Views: 589

Question from the old sixgunner.com days

Does anyone know what ever became of the Boys From The Broken Nose Ranch?