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by gundownunder
Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30-30 Stuff
Replies: 36
Views: 2306

Re: 30-30 Stuff

I've heard rumors about the American Indians hunting game like deer, elk, and bison before the white man came to America.
I often wonder how they did that, considering the 300 WinMag wasn't invented until 1963, and anything less than that wouldn't have been up to the task.
by gundownunder
Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: anyone use reduced 357 loads?
Replies: 18
Views: 1013

Re: anyone use reduced 357 loads?

In my Marlin cowboy I use a 357 case with a 180 gr Accurate 36-175-B and 5.4 gr of AP70 (unique and Universal are similar). 100 meter rams go down like they were hit by a train. A 158 gr and 6.4 gr of AP70 also works well. For several years I used the 180 gr and 5 gr of Trailboss. They were accurate...
by gundownunder
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 94 Winchester in 44-40
Replies: 5
Views: 761

Re: 94 Winchester in 44-40

Thanks Joe. That's the sort of information I'm looking for. At 1.75 it would get the job done. Most of it's loads would be standard 44-40 but about 20% would be 44-40 +P+ loads I can't make up dummy rounds as I don't have the rifle. I'm asking the question because I am looking at going up another le...
by gundownunder
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 94 Winchester in 44-40
Replies: 5
Views: 761

94 Winchester in 44-40

We seem to get a few Winchester 94s on the used gun market over here in 44-40. With the 94 being designed for a 30-30 length cartridge, is the 44-40 in this action able to be loaded with a longer oal than it is in the 92, or 73? I'd be curious to know if it could be loaded with 240gr - 250gr without...
by gundownunder
Mon May 25, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dirty Harry 44?
Replies: 39
Views: 1828

Re: Dirty Harry 44?

I liked the scene with the automag.
Personally I've only shot the 44mag once, and found the recoil too much for the gun to be fun.
O.S don't keep us in suspense, you cant give us the storyline and then withhold the title of the movie. :roll:
by gundownunder
Sat May 02, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lawnmower Engines....
Replies: 49
Views: 2430

Re: Lawnmower Engines....

Yea but if i get rid of everything that says China on i won`t have much left. :lol: Yep, and that includes your underpants and the shirt off your back. But if you have a choice and can buy an old reliable motor that will run forever on just a carby overhaul (or maybe even pick one up on a rubbish d...
by gundownunder
Sat May 02, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1st Ammendment
Replies: 6
Views: 621

Re: 1st Ammendment

I totally get the fact that you have constitutional rights, heck I wish we had them over here, but have you thought that sometimes you need your government to govern. Isn't that what you elect them to do, run the country or state in your best interests. We've been isolating like a boss over here for...
by gundownunder
Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why They Can't Get Covid-19 in Jacksonville?????
Replies: 24
Views: 1416

Re: Why They Can't Get Covid-19 in Jacksonville?????

:shock: :shock: :shock: Y'all think maybe she comes from one of those areas in America where some of the kin are too closely related for too many generations.
by gundownunder
Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: revisiting a rossi 92 rebarrel
Replies: 5
Views: 383

Re: revisiting a rossi 92 rebarrel

I'd check the weight difference between a round and octagonal first. If there isn't a noticeable difference, you may be chucking good money at a project you won't be happy with. Velocity difference between a 20" and 24" is less than 100 fps. My Marlin 1894 20" cowboy will do 1650 fps with a 180gr an...
by gundownunder
Sun Apr 12, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: From A 39 Year Old Dean Koontz Novel - This is Really Scary!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 683

Re: From A 39 Year Old Dean Koontz Novel - This is Really Scary!!!

Like JimT said, the first book in the picture isn't Koontz. The second book is Koontz, but a later edition. For about the first 15 years the book actually called the virus by a Russian location, not a chinese one. Why has the virus hit Italy so hard? because they didn't isolate early enough, and the...
by gundownunder
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Virus, Newer Name
Replies: 10
Views: 1025

Re: New Virus, Newer Name

You've gotta start to wonder if there's something fishy going on here. A virus starts in china, and spreads to the rest of the world. The world goes into full lockdown and economic collapse. China has money to burn and starts buying up overseas assets, and at the same time has millions of facemasks ...
by gundownunder
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sterilization of Coronavirus
Replies: 12
Views: 1085

Re: Sterilization of Coronavirus

A fellow levergunner here in Oz sent me this one, and I thought it worth sharing.
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_ ... 3168335153
by gundownunder
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 32-20 jacketed load data
Replies: 6
Views: 528

Re: 32-20 jacketed load data

Paco Kelly did a couple of articles on the 32-20. There's bound to be a load in there somewhere that will fit your needs. http://leverguns.com/articles/paco/3220wcf.htm http://leverguns.com/articles/paco/marlin_3220.htm I only shoot cast bullets in mine, 105 gr rnfp and 12 gr ADI AR2207 (similar to ...
by gundownunder
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: See you guys later....I'm retiring and building a mansion....
Replies: 17
Views: 1341

Re: See you guys later....I'm retiring and building a mansion....

Like Pisgah said, push for the 50/50 deal.
Then ask them to wire you the first $100,000 as a show of good faith, before you proceed.
As to whether people still fall for these things, some fools will fall for anything.
by gundownunder
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help - Bullets shaving.
Replies: 9
Views: 782

Re: Help - Bullets shaving.

Mikid got what I wanted to convey.
I seat and crimp in one go, but the swaging is occuring before the crimp. I tried partial seating of a bullet and with still about an 1/8" to go I noticed some lead had pushed up. It isn't the mouth of the case, as it happens even when that is well flared separately.
by gundownunder
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Worried About the Elderly...
Replies: 10
Views: 661

Re: Worried About the Elderly...

I feel elderly, but my doc says I'm not that old.
by gundownunder
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Social Distancing = Reload Bench time
Replies: 16
Views: 765

Re: Social Distancing = Reload Bench time

Only powder in the west is ADI. Alliant is available in the eastern states but you gotta go there and bring it back yourself, and all state borders are now closed. We may actually be only days away from declaring martial law, which may be the only way to get people to actually follow the governments...
by gundownunder
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So long “Gambler”
Replies: 12
Views: 712

Re: So long “Gambler”

Sooner or latter we all break even.
He went peacefully, surrounded by family.
Is there a better way?
by gundownunder
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help - Bullets shaving.
Replies: 9
Views: 782

Help - Bullets shaving.

Hey Guys. I've got a problem. Been using my 357 loading dies for 15 years for both 357 and 38spl and never had a problem. Started using a set of 38spl dies to do the 38spl and found that they are shaving the bullets during seating. It isn't the case mouth doing the damage, but the inside of the case...
by gundownunder
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Social Distancing = Reload Bench time
Replies: 16
Views: 765

Re: Social Distancing = Reload Bench time

Yesterday, cast 1000 bullets, and reloaded 100 rounds of 38spl. Today, cast 1000 bullets, and reload 100 rounds of 357. Tomorrow, same again, in 32-20. I haven't been able to spend this much time in the reloading shed for years. Can't get any more Win 296 down here, so will have to redevelop new loa...
by gundownunder
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Social Distancing in Flyover Country
Replies: 9
Views: 513

Re: Social Distancing in Flyover Country

My son is a medieval martial artist.
Get within reach of his sword and you'll find out what "too close" means :o
by gundownunder
Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What turned you on to guns?
Replies: 35
Views: 1512

Re: What turned you on to guns?

About 50 years ago I was on xmas holidays in the country with a schoolteacher. We were walking along the riverbank and he handed me his 9422 Winchester and said "see that stick sitting across that log in the river", I said "yep", and he said "shoot it". It was about a 50 yard shot with open sights o...
by gundownunder
Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 20
Views: 1175

Re: Corona Virus

"made in China"
It won't last long.
by gundownunder
Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 92 357
Replies: 5
Views: 626

Re: Winchester 92 357

There are several at my local lever action club, and all are happy with them. They are well made, accurate guns. We use our 357s for paper target shooting out to 100 mts, and steel silhouette out to 200 mts. Jacketed bullets are too expensive over here for regular use so we all use cast bullets for ...
by gundownunder
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is the right age to learn to hunt....
Replies: 10
Views: 876

Re: What is the right age to learn to hunt....

When they want to, as long as they are able to do it safely.
by gundownunder
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The official start of old age
Replies: 29
Views: 1239

Re: The official start of old age

Tinnitus is a nagging annoyance. Being half deaf is a good excuse not to listen to the wife. Buying hearing aids is excruciatingly painful in the back pocket. I don't know about the US but here in Oz I got quoted $3000 for the basic model. Piller, I agree with you on the TV. Wife and I have separate...
by gundownunder
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heads up on unscrupulous seller on here - Pete44ru
Replies: 48
Views: 2758

Re: Heads up on unscrupulous seller on here - Pete44ru

I notice everybody saying the seller has been on this forum such a long time, but nobody is saying that the buyer has been on this forum such a long time. There isn't a huge difference between them, 10 years vs 12 years. Ripping somebody off has repercussions, but so does publicly roasting somebody....
by gundownunder
Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rebarreling a rossi 92 to 38 special.
Replies: 14
Views: 1168

Re: Rebarreling a rossi 92 to 38 special.

My brother has a Rossi with the 24" oct. barrel. It is a 357 but will easily feed 38 spl, but it is really clunky with the 125gr tc bullet, and the twist rate makes for very poor accuracy with my 180gr rnfp With a 158gr rnfp cast from the Accurate 36-158-B it is really slick and is accurate too. I l...
by gundownunder
Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First ever 38-55
Replies: 28
Views: 1363

Re: First ever 38-55

Head on over to the Starline website and you can find an article about correct loading of the 38-55, using Starline cases, and not doing a Bubba on the chamber or otherwise stuffing things up.
by gundownunder
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Horrific experience buying a gun rig
Replies: 16
Views: 1034

Re: Horrific experience buying a gun rig

Nobody on here has a problem with naming names for a job well done, or for quality service, why should we have a problem with naming names for somebody who is willing to rip us all off if we let them.
Name the bludger so that others can be forewarned.
by gundownunder
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm confused
Replies: 4
Views: 533

I'm confused

If I'm not mistaken, Schmit and Bender make a carry handle, that fits on a carry handle, on a rifle.
Kind of like fitting a frilly apron on John Wayne :-D
carry handle on carry handle.jpg
by gundownunder
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .30 WCF at 85 ksi
Replies: 11
Views: 626

Re: .30 WCF at 85 ksi

It has always been my understanding that the chamber and bolt hold the pressure, the brass case holds the powder and projectile, and acts as a seal to stop pressure leaking back through the action.
by gundownunder
Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: reloading bench?
Replies: 18
Views: 843

Re: reloading bench?

If you've had that desk in storage for years you obviously don't need it for something else, so I'd say use it. Angle iron brackets will work, use a hand drill and just go carefully. Set it up right, and there will be a truckload of workspace, depending on how much space you have for yourself around...
by gundownunder
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 357 Mag Levergun
Replies: 31
Views: 1476

Re: 357 Mag Levergun

If you're going to look at a remlin, make sure you look at it before you buy it. A bloke at our local club turned up with one and with just one quick look you could see the lack of QC. The front of the forearm still had the sawtooth marks in it.
by gundownunder
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oh, My.....
Replies: 12
Views: 865

Re: Oh, My.....

I do not want to be on the receiving end of that. BBs are hard and they hurt.
Yeh, but which end would be the receiving end? I think it would be a killer at both ends :o
by gundownunder
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 39A and Winchester ammo
Replies: 7
Views: 527

39A and Winchester ammo

I figure it's about time I posted a new topic again, and this time it's even "on topic" About 10 years ago I had the barrel on my 39A shortened to 18". Since then my eyesight has deteriorated, as it does when you get north of 60 years old. I've now ordered a custom, stainless 24" target barrel for i...
by gundownunder
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: U.S. Camel Corps....
Replies: 20
Views: 970

Re: U.S. Camel Corps....

I vaguely recall seeing a list of protected species for one of the states in the US, and camels were on that list. Sorry, but I cannot recall which state it was.
by gundownunder
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electric truck
Replies: 15
Views: 979

Re: Electric truck

GunnyMack may have hit on the answer. Farts.
There are 7 billion people on earth, 1.5 billion head of cattle, 1 billion sheep, and .75 billion pigs.
The world methane production potential is massive.
One of the big advantages would be that facility workers would only need nose pegs as PPE :lol:
by gundownunder
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Point of impact question
Replies: 10
Views: 670

Re: Point of impact question

You're right .570 is the tallest they list. Which means that if edinCT is correct, you will need to get your rear sight to go lower. The other option is to work up a different load to compensate. Is there enough metal in the rear ramp elevator on it's lowest setting so that you could file some more ...
by gundownunder
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Point of impact question
Replies: 10
Views: 670

Re: Point of impact question

I believe I'm going to try one of Marble's .570 front sights.
If you currently have a .500 and edinCT is correct with his maths, shouldn't you be ordering a .660 front sight?
I'm no expert but I believe a .660 can be shaved down, but a .570 can't be shaved up.
by gundownunder
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nine Important Facts to Remember as We Grow Older
Replies: 9
Views: 834

Re: Nine Important Facts to Remember as We Grow Older

What happened to #10, never trust a fart.
by gundownunder
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 38-40 Loading
Replies: 11
Views: 1081

Re: 38-40 Loading

2005 edition of the Alliant reloaders guide lists 2 loads with Reloder 7 25.8 grains behind a 150 gr Sierra JHP for 1745 fps and 13500 psi 24.0 grains behind a 180 gr Sierra JHP for 1610 fps and 13400 psi Lee's second edition of modern reloading also lists 2 loads with Reloder 7 180 gr jacketed 23.5...
by gundownunder
Thu May 23, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .357 Mag Handloading with H110 vs Lil'Gun Powders. A Surprising Result
Replies: 25
Views: 1338

Re: .357 Mag Handloading with H110 vs Lil'Gun Powders. A Surprising Result

Would that suggest that the powder is burning in the barrel with Lil' Gun? Somebody already said there is more powder with Lil'gun. I'm sure more powder means more fire to create heat. Whether it all happens in the barrel would seem to be dependent on barrel length. As long as the gas is burning in...
by gundownunder
Wed May 22, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .357 Mag Handloading with H110 vs Lil'Gun Powders. A Surprising Result
Replies: 25
Views: 1338

Re: .357 Mag Handloading with H110 vs Lil'Gun Powders. A Surprising Result

I tried Lil'gun a few years ago, but like many others, I found that the barrel heated up too much. On a hunting rifle this would not be an issue, but when you shoot 10 round strings, in target or silhouette matches, the barrel got too hot to touch. I now use W296 with no complaints.
by gundownunder
Sun May 19, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning B92
Replies: 5
Views: 553

Re: Browning B92

The guys over there might be able to find a new lever, but I'd say you've got Buckleys down here, and besides, you've still got a pitted barrel, so a flash new lever won't make it a flash new gun. I'd suggest that if the lever is so bad that it needs replacing, go ahead with the Winchester 92 lever,...
by gundownunder
Sun May 19, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 357 lever gun 16 vs 20 inch barrel
Replies: 32
Views: 2541

Re: 357 lever gun 16 vs 20 inch barrel

You can add about 25 fps velocity for every inch of extra barrel length, depending on your load. With my silhouette load of 180 gr bullet and 14 gr of W296 my brother gets 1700 fps from his 24 inch Rossi, I get 1600 fps from my 20 inch Cowboy Marlin and another club member got 1550 from his 18 inch ...
by gundownunder
Fri May 10, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Newbie bullet casting help please! RForte61
Replies: 13
Views: 538

Re: Newbie bullet casting help please! RForte61

Y'all said it all already. Lyman, Fryxell, Cast bullit forum, then just go ahead and do it. Glen Fryxell wrote a book called "ingot to target", it used to be a free download. If you can find it, it is well worth getting and keeping. If you want to start off cheap, get a steel saucepan and put it on ...
by gundownunder
Mon May 06, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on this bullet, for .45 Colt?
Replies: 12
Views: 555

Re: Thoughts on this bullet, for .45 Colt?

I would be inclined to drop the gas check, as even in a rifle there is probably not enough velocity to justify it. There certainly isn't in a .357 rifle, even at 1700 fps. I'd opt for a smaller meplat to make the bullet more streamlined, unless you want the extra meplat for killing power. Accurate w...
by gundownunder
Mon May 06, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Calm down....
Replies: 37
Views: 1260

Re: Calm down....

Not surprising that you get depressed by the end of winter. I'd get pretty depressed too if I didn't get my daily dose of vitamin D.
I've got in-laws living in the north of England and they look like the walking dead by the end of winter.
by gundownunder
Mon May 06, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Get your stuff off PhotoBucket....
Replies: 9
Views: 642

Re: Get your stuff off PhotoBucket....

Haven't used them for years, and haven't missed them for just as long.