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by BenT
Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage 99 scope mount location
Replies: 16
Views: 174

Re: Savage 99 scope mount location

I dug this out...a like new factory d & t in .358 with a one piece mount.---6 https://i.postimg.cc/VvbvB7M5/IMG-8377.jpg Since you went through all the hassle of digging that out you might as well box it up and send it to me and I will send you some dead presidents. This will free up more space for...
by BenT
Fri Dec 04, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage 99 scope mount location
Replies: 16
Views: 174

Re: Savage 99 scope mount location

Those weaver bases looks correct. The one piece base like in Sixguns picture do not work with the new shorter tube scopes. You can't slide the scope far enough back to get good eye relief. Shoot it the way that it is.
by BenT
Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fire Starter
Replies: 7
Views: 153

Re: Fire Starter

My fire starter is pine cones. I have 6 gunny sacks full in the barn to get me through the winter. I keep an old coal bucket full of them by the wood stove.
by BenT
Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage 99 scope mount location
Replies: 16
Views: 174

Re: Savage 99 scope mount location

I had a 99 savage in 300 where the back scope base was not tapped correctly and was a little crooked. The problem this caused was the scope would loosen up after about 30 rounds. I solved the problem with a Leupold one piece scope mount . It uses the front two base mount screws and only the front sc...
by BenT
Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 32 Win Spcl to 30-30 Conversion?
Replies: 27
Views: 449

Re: 32 Win Spcl to 30-30 Conversion?

Sourcing a barrel is the biggest cost. Watch Ebay and check Numrich for used barrels. Once you have a barrel figure about $100 to swap them out. But like others say you can buy a used 30-30 for the cost of this conversions and have 2 guns. I you want to shoot you 32 special reloading is the best opt...
by BenT
Sat Nov 28, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Was censored on FB yesterday
Replies: 20
Views: 468

Re: Was censored on FB yesterday

Too bad Trump isn't going to continue being President because Face Book needs to loose it's protections from law suits. I have never used it, I am a anti social network person. Give me my guns, chainsaw and the good old outdoors and I am Happy. :D
by BenT
Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Henry 327 Fed Levergun....accurate...?
Replies: 12
Views: 364

Re: Henry 327 Fed Levergun....accurate...?

I have the 16 inch barrel version and shoot 32 H&R medium loads that run about 1000fps out of my revolvers. I get just under 2 inches at 50 yards, But I have not really done any load development for this rifle. I have just been shooting loads that I already use. Part of the reason I bought it was to...
by BenT
Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tractor Rebuild Begins
Replies: 14
Views: 450

Re: Tractor Rebuild Begins

Looks like fun. Reminds me that I need to tear into the PTO clutch on the 460 utility. It doesn't disengage.
by BenT
Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 6.5 PRC
Replies: 25
Views: 728

Re: 6.5 PRC

I was planning on buying a 6.5 PRC this year to play with and decided on the RUGER american. But I couldn't find one and then COVID hit so I don't plan a them making anymore anytime soon. So it went on the back burner till next year. But keep us posted on how this Savage shoots because that was my s...
by BenT
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: need correct forearm length for numrich octagon barrel
Replies: 11
Views: 288

Re: need correct forearm length for numrich octagon barrel

8 1/2 pounds. It plants nice for off hand shooting.
by BenT
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: need correct forearm length for numrich octagon barrel
Replies: 11
Views: 288

Re: need correct forearm length for numrich octagon barrel

I used that barrel on a build over a decade ago. You will be very happy with the accuracy of it. I used a pre 64 forend on a post 64 receiver, no issues. I had the pre 64 forend cap with a screw from each side, the post 64 has 1 screw that goes all the way through. My forend measures 9 3/8 inches fr...
by BenT
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hunting at the remote mine this week
Replies: 25
Views: 594

Re: hunting at the remote mine this week

NICE!! I like it when a hunt comes together like that. What bullet did you use in the 356? Where did you the butt stock cartridge holder ?
by BenT
Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: From a black Democrat no less...
Replies: 8
Views: 583

Re: From a black Democrat no less...

Excellent. If people would listen to MLK I have a dream speech. It has to do with the absence of color. But the last 10 years has been about our color is special.
by BenT
Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Forgotten Weapons on the Calico 9mm Carbine
Replies: 2
Views: 537

Re: Forgotten Weapons on the Calico 9mm Carbine

I just moved to Minnesota in the mid 80's and seen one of these in a gunshop when looking for a used shotgun. I wanted the 22LR version of this so bad just becasue it was mechanically different, they were expensive. But I didn't own a shotgun and being in MN it was all about duck and goose hunting. ...
by BenT
Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cowboy Coffee!
Replies: 12
Views: 518

Re: Cowboy Coffee!

I use a french press to make coffee because it is less acidic.
by BenT
Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Firewood and Firearms
Replies: 12
Views: 940

Firewood and Firearms

Last Mohecken topic about cutting firewood brouht this to mind. I cut a lot of firewood as supplimental heat in the winter. I spend a lot of time in the woods Spring and Fall cutting wood. I found out years ago that if I don't have a firearm on me that is when a I see coyotes or skunks that need to ...
by BenT
Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bought another leveraction, yesterday, etc.
Replies: 6
Views: 699

Re: Bought another leveraction, yesterday, etc.

It happens. You can't go wrong with a 39.
by BenT
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New hobby
Replies: 12
Views: 1030

Re: New hobby

Nice job! I having been looking into an old sewing machine for leather also. it would come in handy.

Sixgun, what country do you live in where you have to have your vehicle's brakes inspected for a sticker? Or is it like the stickers I would give my kids for doing a good job! :D
by BenT
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just one of those things I thought about today
Replies: 12
Views: 785

Re: Just one of those things I thought about today

Married 31 years in June. Have fun with the kids and ask them if they have change for a $2 bill. :D
by BenT
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This place has kept me sane
Replies: 13
Views: 706

Re: This place has kept me sane

Pretty common procedure, my BIL got his done two weeks ago. It will be great to be able to see again. You got this.
by BenT
Thu May 28, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The .450 Adams
Replies: 20
Views: 992

Re: The .450 Adams

One of my favorite games. Get an old gun to shoot again. Of course you took it to the next level with cartridge box. :D
by BenT
Fri May 08, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 6.5 Creedmoor in a Levergun
Replies: 22
Views: 930

Re: 6.5 Creedmoor in a Levergun

It is nice to have options. I like the fact that Henry stepped up bringing alternate cartridges to leverguns after Marlin stopped doing it. I was thinking about buying a Long Ranger in 6.5 Creedmoore for my nephew. I would prefer one in 338 Federal for myself. It's not like I need another caliber in...
by BenT
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remington R51
Replies: 4
Views: 460

Re: Remington R51

I bought one in January and like shooting it. It has less muzzle rise then other 9's and easier to get back on target. I like it better than I thought I would.
by BenT
Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Having to log in every time you visit?
Replies: 53
Views: 3028

Re: Having to log in every time you visit?

Deleting the bookmark and adding it again after logging in worked.
by BenT
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One More For The Stable; 1895 Winchester 38-72
Replies: 16
Views: 1204

Re: One More For The Stable; 1895 Winchester 38-72

Nice find. The condition looks the same as mine in 35 Win. The 1895s are my favorites. Much better balanced to carry than the 1886.
by BenT
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just a sittin here and browsing for my next gun. need advice
Replies: 22
Views: 1470

Re: Just a sittin here and browsing for my next gun. need advice

I have been shooting my 22/45 with the heavy barrel for over a decade. It is very accurate and reliable. I can put any 1911 grips on mine. I use the pachmyers.
by BenT
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy 13th Birthday, Leverguns Community!
Replies: 17
Views: 902

Re: Happy 13th Birthday, Leverguns Community!

This is the first site I ever became a member of. I remeber that I was in Virginia for three weeks for work. Sitting in the hotel room one night and ran across this site and I thought wow here is a bunch of Levergun throw backs like myself. It was very refreshing. I have learned a lot on this site.
by BenT
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What happens during LockDown at my house
Replies: 21
Views: 1691

Re: What happens during LockDown at my house

Loaded 500 rounds of 32 H&R last night and I think I might actually finish restocking the 99 savage.Been putting a thin coat of Linseed oil on everynight and letting it sit by the wood stove. Social distancing comes natural for me. Spent Sunday afternoon cutting firewood.
by BenT
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BLR problems
Replies: 14
Views: 812

Re: BLR problems

I have had 3 of them in three different calibers and never had any problems with them. I still have my 308 and it is one of my favorite leverguns
by BenT
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Owl moved in the house we made
Replies: 59
Views: 1609

Re: Owl moved in the house we made

We have one in our wood duck house. The wife went up the tree to clean it out and the little guy was crouched in the corner trying to figure out what was going on.
by BenT
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Do You Burn Through Most Of Your .22 Rimfire?
Replies: 23
Views: 1203

Re: How Do You Burn Through Most Of Your .22 Rimfire?

Ruger 96 is the Starling gun next to the deck door. Plinking is done with Ruger 22/45 and Marlin model 39. I have plenty more to shoot but those are the go to guns.
by BenT
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What do you guys that have Ultrasonic cleaners
Replies: 16
Views: 908

Re: What do you guys that have Ultrasonic cleaners

Simple Green and hot water in a Hornady sonic cleaner is what I use for cleaning gun parts
by BenT
Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does anyone here know how to work on BLRs - Trigger job
Replies: 11
Views: 687

Re: Does anyone here know how to work on BLRs - Trigger job

You don't need to take the bolt out to work on the trigger. I just replaced the trigger return spring with a lighter one and dropped the trigger pull by 2 .5 pounds. They use a very heavy spring to push the trigger forward for reset. I beleive I had to remove the rear pin in the receiver. Which has ...
by BenT
Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester conversion
Replies: 11
Views: 893

Re: Winchester conversion

I would look into necking up a 307 , 356 case to 375. It should fuction through a 94 action.
by BenT
Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's In a Name?
Replies: 10
Views: 536

Re: What's In a Name?

Corona virus is always served with Lyme disease! :D
by BenT
Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Haven Winchester 94 450 Marlin problems
Replies: 10
Views: 835

Re: New Haven Winchester 94 450 Marlin problems

Pull the tips off the bullets and try it. Take the bolt out and play with different angles of the carrier. It might be lifting the cartridge too high or not high enough. Its a fat cartridge so the angle has to correct to enter the chamber.
by BenT
Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hunting in decline ?
Replies: 17
Views: 734

Re: Hunting in decline ?

I have always had my land open to young hunters. Right now my wifes coworker husband and son were hunting public land with out much luck. I invited them to hunt my land and the boy hunted everyday and shot a 4 point buck and doe. Very excited for him. As far as hunting my daughter had this same prob...
by BenT
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I bought 3 BLRs
Replies: 8
Views: 564

Re: I bought 3 BLRs

My model 81 in 308 likes Rem 150 grain core locks.
by BenT
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Barrel diameter for 38-55 rebore
Replies: 9
Views: 633

Re: Barrel diameter for 38-55 rebore

The 375 barrel I have has front ramp sight not a dove tail, so that might be a better option. I beleive Jes can cut you dove tail for the forend cap.
by BenT
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Barrel diameter for 38-55 rebore
Replies: 9
Views: 633

Re: Barrel diameter for 38-55 rebore

The Win 94 BB 375 barrel measures .610 at the muzzle. So this shouldn't be a problem boring out to 38-55. It has a barrel band so it doesn't have the holes for the forend cap.
by BenT
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remembering Mike D.
Replies: 5
Views: 535

Re: Remembering Mike D.

Hats off to Mike D. He was a great guy. I am glad he shared his time with us.
by BenT
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For those curious about the 350 Legend....
Replies: 35
Views: 1552

Re: For those curious about the 350 Legend....

I bought a 350 Legend upper from Bear Creek Arsenal for $225 for a winter AR build project. At that price I can play with it this winter and see how it performs.
by BenT
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advice request
Replies: 21
Views: 983

Re: Advice request

The Ruger PC carbine comes with a second magwell that fits Glock mags, so if he likes Glocks. The standand mag well accepts SR9 mags and I believe the Security 9. I have a SR9 that is one of the reason I bought the PC carbine. But I really like the PC carbine and recommend it to anyone. Plus they ha...
by BenT
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mule Deer With An Original 1894 Takedown 32-40
Replies: 30
Views: 1206

Re: Mule Deer With An Original 1894 Takedown 32-40

Nothing better than putting the sneak on a buck. It's a great feeling. Great picture and story.
by BenT
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: trail cam question
Replies: 11
Views: 649

Re: trail cam question

I have Moultrie. They can be had starting at $50. I have used them for over a dozen years. The first one I had, the display went blank after 4 years. I sent it in and they sent me a brand new one of the current model as a replacement. So they stood behind their product and I have been buying them ev...
by BenT
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 32-20 pistol ballistics
Replies: 12
Views: 562

Re: 32-20 pistol ballistics

I use AA5 in all my standard pressure 32 caliber loads. 32 ACP, SW long,H&R, 327 Fed. For the 32-20 - 4.5 to 5.5 grains of AA5 with 115 gr bullet is a pleasant load. The accuracy is good ,nothing awesome, good for plinking. I will be trying Six's load of 4 grains of Unique and compare accuracy. I ha...
by BenT
Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .32 Associates.......
Replies: 52
Views: 2921

Re: .32 Associates.......

Like 2ndovc I picked up one of the Berretta model 81s that are coming in from Italy right now. Gander Outdoors has them for $220. What a nice solid little gun for that price. Fun to shoot. Found a used leather holster at the gunshop for $12 that fits perfect. I will use this as a woods walking gun f...
by BenT
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Today (9/18/2019) is PACO'S BIRTHDAY!
Replies: 21
Views: 1262

Re: Today (9/18/2019) is PACO'S BIRTHDAY!

Happy Birthday Paco! Thanks for this website to prove that there are other people out there that like leverguns! I think I found this site in 2004 or 2005.
by BenT
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wyoming Speed Goat
Replies: 8
Views: 892

Re: Wyoming Speed Goat

You could of at least crawled up the hill so it felt like you were hunting. :D
The next hunt out west I plan on doing is for antelope in Wyoming, never have done it. I just can't get any of my friends interested in going.