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by Catshooter
Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Star line brass bad
Replies: 14
Views: 261

Re: Star line brass bad

Instead of whinning online about a problem with a well established good company, why don't you contact them to try to sort it out? They aren't some fly by night outfit. Of course if you call 'em with a serious case of attitude your experience will likely be poor. A person sees this a lot online. It'...
by Catshooter
Sat Feb 13, 2021 2:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: getting my head around small primers
Replies: 22
Views: 439

Re: getting my head around small primers

Here's my take: 1. Any small pistol should work. 2. A dirty low down right lie. ;0 3. & 4. Physically, small rifle & pistol are the same (dimensionally). Magnums, too. Two principle differences. Rifles have a thicker/harder cup to withstand the higher rifle pressures. Some striker-fired pistols won'...
by Catshooter
Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ice on the San Gabriel
Replies: 27
Views: 403

Re: Ice on the San Gabriel

Single digits in Texas? Yikes. Our high on Sunday is supposed to be -2 with a low near -20, but that's actually kind of warm for South Dakota in Feb.

You guys take care. That ice is nothing to underestimate.


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by Catshooter
Mon Feb 08, 2021 1:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: From The Loading Bench
Replies: 17
Views: 410

Re: From The Loading Bench

Nice video Jim. Then is some familiar dies! :)

Have you seen the prices that the old Rockchucker are bringing on eBay? Close to $300 these days.


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by Catshooter
Mon Feb 08, 2021 1:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Well, that was dumb! Check your inventory guys.
Replies: 6
Views: 311

Re: Well, that was dumb! Check your inventory guys.

Was I in your shoes I'd get all of the missing pieces you need for casting ASAP. I think prices/availability is the best now we're gonna see it for the next six years. Best case. Biden hasn't even done anything yet about guns, wait'll he does. And I'd start learning now as there is quite a bit of ar...
by Catshooter
Tue Jan 26, 2021 1:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big Brown Truck Just Dropped Off 18,000 Rounds
Replies: 16
Views: 714

Re: Big Brown Truck Just Dropped Off 18,000 Rounds

Six, The CEO of Federal, CCI, Speer etc just came out with a video. He says that they're making ammo. More in 2020 than ever before. And they're still making primers, but the primers only leave the factory contained in loaded ammo. That's why there are no primers in the pipeline and why primers are ...
by Catshooter
Tue Jan 26, 2021 12:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone with a ‘gun collection’ is screwed...
Replies: 28
Views: 1259

Re: Anyone with a ‘gun collection’ is screwed...

Like the wise man said, "You may not be interested in politics, but politics is interested in you!


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by Catshooter
Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pushing Back - we need to quit just being on the defensive...
Replies: 16
Views: 834

Re: Pushing Back - we need to quit just being on the defensive...

I thank God for Governor Kristi Noem here in South Dakota. The only governor that didn't shut her state down, a true believer in freedom.


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by Catshooter
Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: From Lewis Ballard .. about 20 years ago ...
Replies: 12
Views: 616

Re: From Lewis Ballard .. about 20 years ago ...

I do love a .45, and that includes the wonderful .45-70!

There's a lot of good common sense in that list.


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by Catshooter
Sat Jan 23, 2021 2:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: looking for speer GDHP
Replies: 6
Views: 272

Re: looking for speer GDHP

Are you looking for a particular caliber, or will any do as long as the weight is correct? :)


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by Catshooter
Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What We Currently Have Is Probably All We'll Get
Replies: 44
Views: 1893

Re: What We Currently Have Is Probably All We'll Get

Cat [/quote] If they get up to a buck a piece for all rifle pistol and shotgun I’ve got a large quantity that’ll hit the market . Then a bunch of powder will hit the market as well as a bunch of wads and bullets . To say nothing of the rifles shotguns and handguns I’ll turn loose . [/quote] Well 6pt...
by Catshooter
Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rebarrelling a Marlin 1894 to 45 Colt
Replies: 15
Views: 413

Re: Rebarrelling a Marlin 1894 to 45 Colt

It's been many years since I took a 94 apart so I'm a little fuzzy on the details. Fitting a barrel blank to a levergun is much more than just shortening, crowning and chambering. Is there a clearance cut underneath the barrel the 1/3 or so towards the chamber end? The magazine also hangs off the ba...
by Catshooter
Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NRA Filing Bankruptcy, Ditching New York
Replies: 29
Views: 852

Re: NRA Filing Bankruptcy, Ditching New York

Oh the board is quite awake. They've fought LaPierre several times and lost. Some serious infighting there, for sure. He is corrupt, and he's not stupid.


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by Catshooter
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NRA Filing Bankruptcy, Ditching New York
Replies: 29
Views: 852

Re: NRA Filing Bankruptcy, Ditching New York

100% behind you there Bill. We really need the NRA now and in the coming future.


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by Catshooter
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Size
Replies: 21
Views: 882

Re: Size

Nice pistol & pig Scott.


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by Catshooter
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What We Currently Have Is Probably All We'll Get
Replies: 44
Views: 1893

Re: What We Currently Have Is Probably All We'll Get

Yeah Blaine, I think you're correct. I've been through about 5 of these shortages and it always takes a while to recover once the cause goes away. Of course this is the deepest shortage I've ever seen not having lived through WW II. The only outlet for primers now seems to be folks like us who decid...
by Catshooter
Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Size
Replies: 21
Views: 882

Re: Size

Guys! If it says Super Dooper Whiz Bang Magnum in the caliber, then it's all good. If not it's obsolete junk. Y'all are gunnies, you should know that. Sheesh!


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by Catshooter
Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pigs at River Ranch w pics
Replies: 11
Views: 659

Re: Pigs at River Ranch

Nice post. Nice hunt. Nice rifle (though a pic would be nice). :)


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by Catshooter
Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BREAKING NEWS ON THE 480 ACHILLES!
Replies: 20
Views: 1015

Re: BREAKING NEWS ON THE 480 ACHILLES!

Maybe just a tad bit heavier too, I bet.


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by Catshooter
Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BREAKING NEWS ON THE 480 ACHILLES!
Replies: 20
Views: 1015

Re: BREAKING NEWS ON THE 480 ACHILLES!

https://www.levergunscommunity.org/down ... &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 . . .


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by Catshooter
Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Christmas Present To Me
Replies: 35
Views: 1217

Re: My Christmas Present To Me

Great pics, great firearms.

What is the little wooden knob in the muzzle of the '86? You didn't leave the cleaning rod in did you?


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by Catshooter
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BREAKING NEWS ON THE 480 ACHILLES!
Replies: 20
Views: 1015

Re: BREAKING NEWS ON THE 480 ACHILLES!

Six,

I'm sure if you ask Lee would make you a Factory Crimp Die for that fat little Webley round. I mean talk about demand! There's gotta be at least two or three people out there reloading for that puppy. Not counting you of course.


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by Catshooter
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite combinations. (Rifle and handgun)
Replies: 25
Views: 1141

Re: Favorite combinations. (Rifle and handgun)

The short half of my favorite combo is a .45. The .45 is good from pocket gophers to people to large game (close in). The small game it just pokes a half inch hole through and you can eat right up to it. Larger stuff it just pokes a half inch . . . well you get the idea. The longer half varies more....
by Catshooter
Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Would it be possible...
Replies: 14
Views: 1203

Re: Would it be possible...

Yes, but the re-barreling is the easy part. The firing pin hits in the wrong spot so the locking block has to be re-modeled. Often the firing pin channel is drilled out completely and then a plug is soldered in. Then a new channel is made. Easy to describe, not so easy to do.

Good luck.


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by Catshooter
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: “...if only one gun...” [eyeball roll]
Replies: 30
Views: 946

Re: “...if only one gun...” [eyeball roll]

Hey Six,

Did you know there is a binary trigger for the 10/22 out now?

:)


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by Catshooter
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hey JimT!
Replies: 3
Views: 439

Re: Hey JimT!

Cool. Your dad patented a mold? Tell me more please. With Lyman or did he make his own? Got pics?


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by Catshooter
Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hey JimT!
Replies: 3
Views: 439

Hey JimT!

I bought your (Kindle edition) book "Old School Gunology" and I'm really enjoying it. Yer making me laugh quite a bit. You loaded 150 pounds worth of cast .357s with a 310 set? You're the man! Let me ask you, how did they hold up? Did you have trouble with needing to full-length-size every now and a...
by Catshooter
Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 38/40 day -- Addendum
Replies: 15
Views: 1389

Re: 38/40 day

Perfect score days don't come by very often, nice work.

Now, you're never going back, right? :)


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by Catshooter
Sat May 23, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bad Genes
Replies: 5
Views: 715

Re: Bad Genes

Are her teeth social distancing?


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by Catshooter
Wed May 13, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Gun Room
Replies: 7882
Views: 196952

Re: The Gun Room

Hey Gunny, Things are warmin' up here in the Midwest. It's the 2nd week of May, so it's pretty safe to plant your tomatoes. Had frost 2 days ago. I planed taters about two weeks ago and they're coming up fine. That silverware drawer divider you built me is working perfectly and looking good! I thank...
by Catshooter
Sun May 10, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Gun Room
Replies: 7882
Views: 196952

Re: The Gun Room

Six,

About that grand you found under your socks . . .

Did you know that the first place and experienced burglar goes to is the master bedroom? And in the bedroom he goes first to either the closet or the dresser? Well, he does.

Now you know.


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by Catshooter
Fri Apr 24, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 4,100 of these rifles (carbines) made PER DAY
Replies: 24
Views: 1578

Re: 4,100 of these rifles (carbines) made PER DAY

And you know it's interesting how technology changes things. Forty one hundred a day then, was moving right along. During the looooooooooooog Obama years, Glock got to the point where they could make 90,000 pistols, a day. A day. At that, for most of those eight horrible years they were over a milli...
by Catshooter
Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Gun Room
Replies: 7882
Views: 196952

Re: The Gun Room

Six,

Them cans are steel, aren't they? Part of why they're hard and I'm sure they're still carbonated. No way for the CO2 to get out.


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by Catshooter
Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PERILOUS TIMES
Replies: 7
Views: 764

Re: PERILOUS TIMES

Oh yes Grizz, abortions More of 'em in the US alone in a year kill more than 20 times the worldwide death toll from the virus. I'm fairly anti-abortion. I was locked out of Facebook for being just a bit too vocal about it. :) And isn't it interesting how you can count on our politicians to always do...
by Catshooter
Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 4,100 of these rifles (carbines) made PER DAY
Replies: 24
Views: 1578

Re: 4,100 of these rifles (carbines) made PER DAY

Cat, your dad lived in interesting times ! I thank him for his service. Thank you gamekeeper, he did indeed. After much fighting they were on there way back to the States when they were sunk. In the middle of the Atlantic, early '42. Took 'em almost four months to get to land (South America) and he...
by Catshooter
Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 4,100 of these rifles (carbines) made PER DAY
Replies: 24
Views: 1578

Re: 4,100 of these rifles (carbines) made PER DAY

During the war when my dad and his Liberty ship were moored awaiting off-loading the man in the crow's nest spotted something coming toward them. After a bit they could see it was a Japanese swimming, pushing a log. On the log were satchel charges. The satchel charges made it no laughing matter so o...
by Catshooter
Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PERILOUS TIMES
Replies: 7
Views: 764

Re: PERILOUS TIMES

And, the World Health Organization said today that the virus for sure came from an animal. So now I know, and can relax that for a fact it came from a lab.

I think in the long run China will suffer for this, heavily.


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by Catshooter
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Getting Dressed in the Morning
Replies: 6
Views: 983

Re: Getting Dressed in the Morning

Exactly so Jim. The bad can get in-between me and a gun just one step away. Mine stays on me, always, if I'm dressed.


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by Catshooter
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Getting Dressed in the Morning
Replies: 6
Views: 983

Re: Getting Dressed in the Morning

Looks like most everywhere I've ever lived or care to!

I do love a .45 . . .


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by Catshooter
Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Actually an interesting question (on GE gatling gun)
Replies: 10
Views: 696

Re: Actually an interesting question (on GE gatling gun)

Doc, It's been years since I read it, but if I recall correctly from ignition to bullet exit for a .45 ball is in the hundred thousandths of a second. Like seven or somethin. Not sure. GI 7.62 is slower than our .308, so probably more like 2,500 fps. Thus angular rotation would be tiny. Or even less...
by Catshooter
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The best place to be
Replies: 10
Views: 782

Re: The best place to be

It gets cold in Texas? :)

Pretty warm for a winter here in SD. Coldest we've seen so far is -11. Weird.


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by Catshooter
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This might be a good addition to your BOB
Replies: 19
Views: 1232

Re: This might be a good addition to your BOB

There's been a time or two . . .


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by Catshooter
Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Well, Here's Some New Progressive BS In WA
Replies: 10
Views: 616

Re: Well, Here's Some New Progressive BS In WA

I left Washington in '08 and I'm darn glad I did. I don't miss it.


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by Catshooter
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Gun Room
Replies: 7882
Views: 196952

Re: The Gun Room

Thanks Jay. You sure look like a friendly fellow in Six's pic, although that's a funny looking levergun.


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by Catshooter
Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Gun Room
Replies: 7882
Views: 196952

Re: The Gun Room

Well Six, I guess it's set in stone now: OldWin says I can't come, I can't! Thoughtful of him to point out that there's nothing but a bunch of old stuff in yer gun room and I wouldn't enjoy it. I appreciate someone looking out for me like that. So, I suppose you're just gonna hafta mail all them mou...
by Catshooter
Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 38-55 with Universal/Unique?
Replies: 18
Views: 2338

Re: 38-55 with Universal/Unique?

Earl, I love Universal! It's a great powder. I'm glad your experience with it in the -55 was better than mine. If I was careful to hold the rifle muzzle up and then slowly bring it to level then it grouped really well. If not . . . I'm sure it worked well for you. I have learned over the years that ...
by Catshooter
Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Gun Room
Replies: 7882
Views: 196952

Re: The Gun Room

Six, Oh man. Me flying down with cash would be the best solution for the moulds, you're spot on with that. Too bad I can't. I could pick & choose and rough date the rest. That'd be a blast. 'Course you could stuff 'em all into a flat rate and I could do the same thing here . . . :) Too bad we don't ...
by Catshooter
Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Gun Room
Replies: 7882
Views: 196952

Re: The Gun Room

Critters are pretty wonderful companions, ain't they?


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by Catshooter
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Gun Room
Replies: 7882
Views: 196952

Re: The Gun Room

We're hurting your feelings? It's not Gunny who's stuffing the little guy into a Flat Rate Box . . . he'll just, uh, help him by unpackaging him. Yea, that's it. Unpackage. :)


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by Catshooter
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Gun Room
Replies: 7882
Views: 196952

Re: The Gun Room

Gunny, In Keith's "Hell I Was There" he talks about putting three or four .45 slugs through a suspicious looking gunny sack, "Just to sorta loosen up whatever was inside." I love cats, but if you get a 30 pound box from Six the .41 should work. I'm thinking that whatever's in the box might not be in...