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by Thunder50
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Social Distancing = Reload Bench time
Replies: 16
Views: 766

Re: Social Distancing = Reload Bench time

I use the same charge with 180's and 158's.
by Thunder50
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin xlr worth?
Replies: 6
Views: 359

Marlin xlr worth?

Thinking of parting with my Marlin (not Remlin) XLR 45-70. Has about 1 box of ammo (WW 300gr HP went into 1.5" with open sights @100yds) thru it and I do have the box. Just wondering what it is worth nowadays?
by Thunder50
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prepared to Shelter In Place.
Replies: 16
Views: 1132

Re: Prepared to Shelter In Place.

Its not liquor, it ChinaVirus liquid antiviral medicine
by Thunder50
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:45 am
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?

Plinking with either my nylon 66 or my Marlin 39a. Enjoy shooting at our 300yd gongs with open sights, with the Marlin. Should scope it as my 67 yr old eyes aren't near as good as they used to be.
by Thunder50
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Positive comments about Buck Knives
Replies: 19
Views: 789

Re: Positive comments about Buck Knives

Been carrying Buck knives for the last 50 years or so. Lost one or two, TSA got a few also years ago :cry:
by Thunder50
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wanamacher Tulsa CANCELED
Replies: 11
Views: 413

Re: Wanamacher Tulsa CANCELED

The Dems will still blame him!!!


Wife is a sub. teacher, they closed our schools for the next month!!
by Thunder50
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wanamacher Tulsa CANCELED
Replies: 11
Views: 413

Re: Wanamacher Tulsa CANCELED

Our gun show was cancelled today too, about an hour before we were supposed to open!!
by Thunder50
Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruger No. 1 A.S.S.R.A
Replies: 29
Views: 1229

Re: Ruger No. 1 A.S.S.R.A

Saw a couple at the Coors matches. No $$$, so didn't buy one. How about a 35-30/30 or 356 Win.? 38-55 would be good, as well as a 38-72
by Thunder50
Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "This Week" -- Good Luck!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 167

Re: "This Week" -- Good Luck!!!

Just think of what kind of week teachers are going to have!!!
by Thunder50
Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Took a Beautiful "Cougar" Home Yesterday..........
Replies: 9
Views: 558

Re: I Took a Beautiful "Cougar" Home Yesterday..........

Great looking wood!!! To bad that stupid medallion is in the stock and covers up that gorgeous wood!!
by Thunder50
Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: cash money
Replies: 5
Views: 492

Re: cash money

bad thing is that its going to the alphabet TV people that are no friend of Republicans
by Thunder50
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You know you're getting old ...
Replies: 12
Views: 668

Re: You know you're getting old ...

Wish I could get Cialis thru my doctor here. 5mg cost me 4x what AJMD429 can sell it for, and thats with a GoodRx card. Almost 15X without.
by Thunder50
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COFFEE!!
Replies: 42
Views: 1521

Re: COFFEE!!

COFFEE==NASTY!!!!! :evil:

I know I just probably offended 80% of the people on this board, but can't stand the stuff or even its smell. Dislike going down the coffee isle with the other half because of the smell, but she loves her coffee like you do.
by Thunder50
Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 6.5 Grendel
Replies: 15
Views: 746

Re: 6.5 Grendel

Maybe, if you used something like a 120gr partition and kept it under 150 yds or so, as long as you can put it where it needs to go. My 6.5 Creedmoor, I would keep to 350yds or less and it has a lot more HP than the Grendel. I would go with a 6mm Br before the Grendel and a 6mm Creedmoor before the ...
by Thunder50
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Going Back In Time......................
Replies: 16
Views: 790

Re: Going Back In Time......................

Now, if I could go back to 20 or so, with what I know now!!! Probably would have made different dumb things than the ones I did!!
by Thunder50
Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .357 cast bullets
Replies: 5
Views: 339

Re: .357 cast bullets

15 x 1422 comes out to a bit over 21K psi, but I am thinking your .357" bullets might be a bit small in diameter, unless they are powder coated, then they should be fine. I had a Colt new frontier with a .428" groove barrel, but .433" chamber mouths. As I went up in size from .430", groups kept gett...
by Thunder50
Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FINALLY! We get snow
Replies: 5
Views: 242

Re: FINALLY! We get snow

When I lived down in that area, I always went to work an hour late to let the other drivers wrap themselves around telephone poles and each other. Safer that way!!
by Thunder50
Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Little Bit of Colorado Winter
Replies: 10
Views: 496

Re: A Little Bit of Colorado Winter

I am on the other side of the mountains. We only got about 1/2" snow and -1 degrees this morning. I can look off to the Northwwest and see the clouds coming in ahead of the next storm. We might get 2" out of this one. Steamboat Springs is expecting 36"+ out of the new storm!!.
by Thunder50
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hunting in decline ?
Replies: 17
Views: 734

Re: Hunting in decline ?

I pretty well quit hunting here in Colorado. It seemed to me that alot of tags went to out of state hunters ($$$$ fees) and landowner tags instead of the state paying cash for crop damage, they just gave out more tags that the landowners could sell. I know that at our sight in days at the range, for...
by Thunder50
Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Punxsutawney Phil says...
Replies: 12
Views: 430

Re: Punxsutawney Phil says...

Looks like Spring is showing her face in Denver today. Supposed to be 72 degrees ( and near 80 on the eastern border with Kansas). Course, its supposed to be -1 on Wednesday morning too, with snow starting tomorrow!!
by Thunder50
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruger LCP in 22lr
Replies: 20
Views: 1151

Re: Ruger LCP in 22lr

I still carry a 21A at times. I is picky about ammo, but once you find what it likes, its works well. You just go thru a lot of ammo finding the right one.
by Thunder50
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does anybody make a hp mold for the 38-40?
Replies: 11
Views: 768

Re: Does anybody make a hp mold for the 38-40?

Arsenal molds makes a 205 rnfp you could send to Erik and have him hollow point it for you. They also have a 200gr swc keith type mould, if you are loading for pistols, and it might feed in a rifle. It does mine somewhat.

I have both and the 205gr shoots real well in my '92.
by Thunder50
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HENRY Model X
Replies: 33
Views: 2356

Re: HENRY Model X

Now, if it had a decent WOOD stock and forearm, I could see putting one thru its paces
by Thunder50
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I got a tough question to answer ..... can you help?
Replies: 41
Views: 2115

Re: I got a tough question to answer ..... can you help?

How about a 45 auto, either a semi or revolver, loaded with the CCI 45 acp shotshells? Could have the first 3 shots the shotshells and the remainder is regular HP's. I would suggest something like a "Judge" but recoil might be too much.
by Thunder50
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chilly day at the range
Replies: 7
Views: 457

Re: Chilly day at the range

Supposed to have a shoot in the morning, but kinda hope he calls it off. supposed to be 6 degrees and its usually windy at the range, mornings. I might cast some boolits instead.
by Thunder50
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Barrel diameter for 38-55 rebore
Replies: 9
Views: 633

Re: Barrel diameter for 38-55 rebore

IIRC, that Jesse has to have at least .050" per side, at the muzzle, above groove dia. for a re-bore. So you need at least .475" or so, of muzzle diameter. I am sure he prefers more than that, but IIRC, that was the minimum. I would want at least .100" per side myself as at .050 and the gun falls an...
by Thunder50
Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mossberg 410 pump
Replies: 30
Views: 1372

Re: Mossberg 410 pump

Min. shotgun barrel length, IIRC, is 18", so you will be fine.
by Thunder50
Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It may not be your kind of music
Replies: 8
Views: 357

Re: It may not be your kind of music

My singing sounds like two cats with their tails tied together and thrown over a clothesline. Would probably curdle milk, its that bad.
by Thunder50
Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which is quieter?
Replies: 57
Views: 3312

Re: Which is quieter?

I have used the CCI Mini Caps (might be called CB caps nowadays) on crows, raccoons, ect. to great effect. Grandad had an old Savage semi auto 22 with a bolt you could lock and use it single shot. Had a 24" barrel. Very quiet. Never had a bullet stuck in the bore.
by Thunder50
Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Truck got keyed
Replies: 22
Views: 1346

Re: Truck got keyed

Like "pillar" I had a guy at the Post Office park so close to my drivers side, I had to climb thru the passenger seat. Saw the guy get out of his car and was "Really!!" . "How about moving your car over a bit". He turned and looked and told me "I don't see a problem, and walked away smiling". Guaran...
by Thunder50
Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Killed Cabela's....
Replies: 19
Views: 955

Re: What Killed Cabela's....

I still go now and then, but hardly buy anything anymore. Every now and then I might come across a bargain, but few and far between
by Thunder50
Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 50 Beowulf handloading topic...
Replies: 23
Views: 936

Re: 50 Beowulf handloading topic...

Over on Castboolits, one fellow has a load that runs 1550 out of his 16", using Re7 and the Lee 440. Not a max. load. Can't find my velocity figures, but I have a 24" bbl so mine would be different.
by Thunder50
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 50 Beowulf handloading topic...
Replies: 23
Views: 936

Re: 50 Beowulf handloading topic...

I shoot the Lee 440gr boolit in my AR and I use Re7 for fuel. No problems yet.
by Thunder50
Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: School me on 264 Win Mag
Replies: 13
Views: 673

Re: School me on 264 Win Mag

You might get it working well enough to hunt with as the barrel might have some life left in it, just maybe not much. I had one of the early Remingtons but it didn't stay around long, someone else wanted it more than I. I really regret selling off the 6.5 rem mag 700 I had, but I really wanted that ...
by Thunder50
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For those curious about the 350 Legend....
Replies: 35
Views: 1552

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

I wonder if it was made in .355 groove so as to preclude handloaders from using readily available .357/.358 bullets, so as to sell more factory ammo. Who knows the (il)logic behind the design/marketing people
by Thunder50
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning BAR, 1969 Vintage
Replies: 19
Views: 1179

Re: Browning BAR, 1969 Vintage

Friend of mine had one in 308. As long as he was consistent in how he held it, from shot to shot, it would hold 1" and oft time, a bit less. Sloppy in his hold, it would spray them.
by Thunder50
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: advice about buying cast bullets
Replies: 12
Views: 669

Re: advice about buying cast bullets

I use Badman bullets or Cheycast if I don't feel like casting my own. I usually get lighter weight 38 cal. bullets and oft times, powder coated ones.
by Thunder50
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayer Request
Replies: 23
Views: 880

Re: Prayer Request

Yep, lots of things disappear. I was a co-executor of an estate

Prayers up for you.
by Thunder50
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SR-71
Replies: 59
Views: 2288

Re: SR-71

March field?
by Thunder50
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Newbie from VA
Replies: 17
Views: 690

Re: Newbie from VA

ENABLERS?????------ Not around here!!!! :mrgreen:
by Thunder50
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: oddity.....
Replies: 12
Views: 612

Re: oddity.....

Wasn't there a 22 cal conversion called the 22 spitfire?
by Thunder50
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Sign of the Times
Replies: 3
Views: 303

Re: A Sign of the Times

there is one of those in a Restaurant in Rifle, CO, called "Shooters". Even the waitresses are armed
by Thunder50
Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mystery metals for bullet casting
Replies: 16
Views: 1364

Re: Mystery metals for bullet casting

I think the old time formula for WW's had 0.25% arsenic in them. Helps if you drop in water, to harden the alloy. I use #3 babbit when I blend my alloy as I like a bit of copper in my HV alloys
by Thunder50
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .30WCF -- 150 or 170 grain bullet?
Replies: 30
Views: 1608

Re: .30WCF -- 150 or 170 grain bullet?

Just like JimT, a friend of mine uses the Speer 130gr hot core bullet in his Savage 24 O/U 30-30/12ga. It will print three shots with bullet holes touching @75 yds. He seldom shoots over 100yds. 7 years/7 shots/ 7 dead deer. He used to use WW 150gr silvetips. The 130's chrono close to 2700fps IIRC
by Thunder50
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 39A and Winchester ammo
Replies: 7
Views: 527

Re: 39A and Winchester ammo

Winchester Super-x always worked very well in my 39A. Never a failure to feed/fire. One of the most accurate ammo that the gun digested. I will add that this was decades ago too. The gun just liked everything I put thru it.

Hope you get yours fixed and shooting well.
by Thunder50
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin Cowboy 44mag worth?
Replies: 5
Views: 425

Re: Marlin Cowboy 44mag worth?

Thanks. I am a cast bullet shooter, so I think I will stick with my 45 Colt Marlin Cowboy.
by Thunder50
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin Cowboy 44mag worth?
Replies: 5
Views: 425

Marlin Cowboy 44mag worth?

Gun shop I visited had on consignment one of the Marlin Cowboy 44mags. 24" barrel and didn't look like it had been used much. Almost bought it. Still thinking about it, but wondering what they are worth? Was thinking about one of the new Winchesters 1873's in 357mag, but I like the Marlin Cowboy gun...
by Thunder50
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Back in Time....with your favorite smoke-pole
Replies: 30
Views: 1048

Re: Back in Time....with your favorite smoke-pole

AR15 barrel would be toast long before 200, 000 rounds. Now, if it was a 22 lr upper, I would say it would.
by Thunder50
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where Do These Phrases Come From?
Replies: 14
Views: 807

Re: Where Do These Phrases Come From?

I think that once you added up all the 50cal. ammo a fighter was armed with, the total length of the belts were 9 yards.
by Thunder50
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Traveling ... plus an unashamed endorsement ..
Replies: 12
Views: 743

Re: Traveling ... plus an unashamed endorsement ..

Kind of looks like the Walsenburg area, looking East towards Kansas