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by Bruce
Mon Oct 01, 2012 6:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hunting Lease pics (pic heavy)
Replies: 12
Views: 797

Re: Hunting Lease pics (pic heavy)

Rusty, I know that store well. I was in the club right off of 6 on the river for awhile. Some buddies of mine still have the club as far as I know.
by Bruce
Sun Sep 30, 2012 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hunting Lease pics (pic heavy)
Replies: 12
Views: 797

Re: Hunting Lease pics (pic heavy)

Rusty. I live not too far from there and on our club, we have great results with Winter Rye (not rye grass), oats, any kind of pea or bean, purple top and/or just right turnips, rape, any of the greens and some of the clovers. We also use some of the commercial mixes, but we are careful to note thei...
by Bruce
Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Watch that cheap factory ammo...
Replies: 18
Views: 1314

Re: Watch that cheap factory ammo...

AJ,

Do an internet search on the letters and year date on the head. Just a few days ago, I found some info on some imported military surplus 308 (7.62) that was blowing up some firearms.

I typed something along the line of "ABC marked 308 ammunition/brass" and came up with some interesting stuff.
by Bruce
Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BORE SCOPE a 128 year old bore....(1873 Winchester)
Replies: 10
Views: 1661

Re: BORE SCOPE a 128 year old bore....(1873 Winchester)

Can you give us more information on the bore scope? Possibly a link/pictures? That looks like a good deal for the money.
by Bruce
Fri Mar 09, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Early BLR Serial Numbers
Replies: 6
Views: 1010

Re: Early BLR Serial Numbers

Sorry for the delayed response. Things have been a little challenging lately.

Finally, we get to see what has to be a 69 production BLR. If you get a chance to post some more pictures, please do. Frame profile, stock - well everything would help.

Thanks.
by Bruce
Sat Feb 04, 2012 5:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Redfield/Leupold scope
Replies: 12
Views: 1109

Re: Redfield/Leupold scope

I have five of the new Redfields. Very good glass and I am happy.
by Bruce
Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chamber Reaming Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 1140

Re: Chamber Reaming Questions

Thanks, I was concerned about the what if's and such. Think I'll just send them off and pick another project to keep me entertained.
by Bruce
Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chamber Reaming Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 1140

Chamber Reaming Questions

How about a good education on rechambering a barrel? Actually, I need information and experiences on rechambering. I know absolutely nothing about the subject, but have been toying with the idea of doing it to some of my rifles. For starters, every rifle barrel that I am considering rechambering is ...
by Bruce
Mon Jan 16, 2012 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lakeland, Fla gunshow
Replies: 6
Views: 476

Re: Lakeland, Fla gunshow

I sure miss going to their show. Best in the state IMHO. Too far now.
by Bruce
Fri Jan 13, 2012 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Quest For Vintage USA Made Wool Plaid To Date.
Replies: 71
Views: 5436

Re: My Quest For Vintage USA Made Wool Plaid To Date.

Have you checked out Filson wool?
by Bruce
Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wood Heating Question - Fat Lightered Wood
Replies: 16
Views: 1633

Re: Wood Heating Question - Fat Lightered Wood

66GTO, Yep, I am from Lafayette County. Retired four years ago and moved back to stay. Kerwin is my cousin and to be honest, I did not even know he played football until his career was over. Even though I played sports in school, I don't care much about them on TV. I have the woods all to myself whe...
by Bruce
Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wood Heating Question - Fat Lightered Wood
Replies: 16
Views: 1633

Re: Wood Heating Question - Fat Lightered Wood

Thanks for all the information given so far. I will follow through. Any more tips will also be appreciated. Phil, I feel real sorry for anyone having to go back to NYS from Florida that time of year. :D You find a way to swing by close (Mayo, Florida) and I'll give you a piece (block) that will make...
by Bruce
Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wood Heating Question - Fat Lightered Wood
Replies: 16
Views: 1633

Re: Wood Heating Question - Fat Lightered Wood

Yea, splitting and bundling the wood would bring a lot more money - but I really don't want to deal with any mail order/internet sales to get rid of it. It won't rot, so I am hoping for a buyer who wants all of it. My little bit of research is revealing that it brings about $1 a pound and up if spli...
by Bruce
Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wood Heating Question - Fat Lightered Wood
Replies: 16
Views: 1633

Wood Heating Question - Fat Lightered Wood

This has got to be an unusual question, but here goes anyway. Where I live (north Florida), we have access to natural fat lightered wood. It is known as fat wood, fat lighter, lightered wood etc. It is a heavily resin (sap) filled pine piece that has set for many years and is used primarily as a fir...
by Bruce
Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BLR from 1970
Replies: 8
Views: 832

Re: BLR from 1970

I highly recommend the DNZ Game Reaper one piece mounts. Scopes are different, but you should get clearance with their medium height set.
by Bruce
Mon Dec 12, 2011 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Early BLR Serial Numbers
Replies: 6
Views: 1010

Re: Early BLR Serial Numbers

Bob,

Where are you???? :D
by Bruce
Thu Dec 08, 2011 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Early BLR Serial Numbers
Replies: 6
Views: 1010

Re: Early BLR Serial Numbers

Bob, Here is a link to an article I wrote about the history of BLR's. http://pumprifle.org/index.php/member-articles/36-browningblr As you will see, the issue with 1969 made BLR's was a little difficult to verify. I have heard a rumor of one other 69 issue, but could never get any details - other th...
by Bruce
Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning BLR
Replies: 21
Views: 2045

Re: Browning BLR

I finally made it here, been having puter troubles and have been chasing the deer around. Bob, I see someone has already posted my BLR article, so I hope it helps. I really like my takedown 30-06 and find the takedown feature makes for easy barrel cleaning. The differences between the various action...
by Bruce
Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Outers Foul Out III being discontinued?? Your experience?
Replies: 4
Views: 645

Re: Outers Foul Out III being discontinued?? Your experience?

I bought two and to be honest, I never acheived very good results with either one of them.
by Bruce
Tue Nov 08, 2011 2:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why is it so hard to get rid of Blackpowder?
Replies: 31
Views: 1978

Re: Why is it so hard to get rid of Blackpowder?

Ray, Thanks for the link. Can someone tell me about KIK and/or Swiss powders as they are new ones to me. When I used to use BP, GOEX was all there was. I currently have a self built TC Hawken percussion 50 caliber, but I have the itch for a flintlock long rifle (or TC Seneca/Cherokee) in 40 or 45. A...
by Bruce
Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why is it so hard to get rid of Blackpowder?
Replies: 31
Views: 1978

Re: Why is it so hard to get rid of Blackpowder?

Don, Where are you getting real black powder for that price? Here in north Florida, I can not find any at all and the prices I am finding on the internet scare me. Between the cost and shipping, I would have about $50 per pound in it and I would have to buy 25 lbs. or more. I really want to find som...
by Bruce
Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Picked up a Belgian auto5 magnum pics added
Replies: 4
Views: 627

Re: OT Picked up a Belgian auto5 magnum

According to this site - https://store.bluebookinc.com/Info/PDF/ ... ialize.pdf, it is a 1966 model. Look on page #2.
by Bruce
Tue Oct 04, 2011 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT - Browning BPR Sight In and Ammo Report
Replies: 2
Views: 523

Re: OT - Browning BPR Sight In and Ammo Report

Ben,

I finished up today by sighting in a 30-06 BAR, a 30-06 BLR and a 03-A3. I had the same results again and actually had the best group of all with the BLR. I have an order in for more of the Fusion ammo.
by Bruce
Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT - Browning BPR Sight In and Ammo Report
Replies: 2
Views: 523

OT - Browning BPR Sight In and Ammo Report

Here is a link to a report of sighting in my Browning 30-06 BPR's for the upcoming hunting season. I am very happy with the results I got from shooting some of the Federal 180 grain Fusion rounds.

http://forum.pumprifle.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=81
by Bruce
Thu Sep 29, 2011 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning BAR & bullet weights
Replies: 1
Views: 397

Re: Browning BAR & bullet weights

I have a fair amount of experience with the older BAR and with the BLR's. Concerning bullet weights, I have shot various weights between 150 and 200 grains thru the BAR with good accuracy and no problems. I currently shoot 150-160's range for hunting deer and I am very pleased with the accuracy and ...
by Bruce
Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT - Wildcat listing
Replies: 3
Views: 530

Re: OT - Wildcat listing

Catridges of the World is the book I am familiar with.
by Bruce
Sun Sep 25, 2011 9:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT- to fix a snakebite
Replies: 9
Views: 1196

Re: OT- to fix a snakebite

Rusty, I heard about the voltage method a few years back and decided to research it. I did find that it exists, and is primarily used in some third world countries. I also found that there was some research being done on dogs with bites and at that time, there was some promise in the method if I rec...
by Bruce
Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ot cougar sighting in Fla
Replies: 15
Views: 1870

Re: Ot cougar sighting in Fla

The main population of panthers is in the Big Cypress (and surrounding areas), which is just south of Venice. They have been documented to extend their range, especially the young males. The older (dominate) males will kill them. It is very possible that one is in the area your BIL lives in.
by Bruce
Sun Sep 18, 2011 3:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DNZ mounts vs. others
Replies: 2
Views: 544

Re: DNZ mounts vs. others

I have converted all of my scope mounts to the DNZ Game Reaper one piece mounts. Light, sturdy, well built and most of all - one piece base.
by Bruce
Fri Sep 16, 2011 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Browning Sweet Sixteen.
Replies: 6
Views: 979

Re: OT: Browning Sweet Sixteen.

I happen to own one of the 64 models w/ the ventilated rib. I did not know about the rib and found out later. You are on the right path by asking first. I have not shot mine, but a few others have and I keep getting the same report - on mine and others. They kick. I originally bought it for my fathe...
by Bruce
Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT - New Green and Yellow Toy
Replies: 19
Views: 2444

Re: OT - New Green and Yellow Toy

Congratulations on the tractor. I bought a new JD 3032E, 5' Bush Hog and D&G tiller a few years ago when I retired. I mostly used it for gardens, back pasture mowing and food plots. Just this summer, I found the cast piece where the top link hooks into the back of the tractor had developed a stress ...
by Bruce
Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Sombrero
Replies: 9
Views: 1360

Re: OT: Sombrero

If those don't suit you, try looking at the Tilley hats. http://www.tilley.com I use to wear Stetons and the like, but the Tilley's are wonderful. Best warranty I have found, light weight, most of them float due to a unique small inner packet, good neck and ear coverage (wide brim) , lightweight and...
by Bruce
Sat Sep 03, 2011 3:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Link to Manufacturer/Caliber Rifle Twist Rates
Replies: 3
Views: 553

Link to Manufacturer/Caliber Rifle Twist Rates

Here is a site that I just found. It has the rifle twist rates for most of the common manufacturers/calibers by model. Hope it helps for that odd one you may have been looking for.

http://www.pumprifle.org/index.php/manu ... wist-rates
by Bruce
Fri Sep 02, 2011 2:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT cow dogs
Replies: 18
Views: 2644

Re: OT cow dogs

Mine is not a Heeler, but a Catahoula Leopard/Black Mouth Cur cross. Born bob tailed and brindle colored. She came from working stock, but her most important job now is keeping the wifes Boston "Terror" happy and safe. Here she is in the guard mode. http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn148/BruceHHH/...
by Bruce
Thu Sep 01, 2011 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning BLR--extraction problem
Replies: 15
Views: 3407

Re: Browning BLR--extraction problem

Don, The hammer should not fall if the bolt is not fully closed. The only reason I can think of for the bolt not fully closing is the bolt head sticking in the bolt body. It does still sound like an (overall) lubrication issue. I would even go as far as to take the butt stock off and make sure the m...
by Bruce
Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning BLR--extraction problem
Replies: 15
Views: 3407

Re: Browning BLR--extraction problem

I have never had this problem with any BLR. It does sound interesting though. Apparently, you are getting the empty case at least partially out of the chamber. You state it ends up "turned backwards in the receiver". You also state it does "not throw the empties very far". You may have a stuck or st...
by Bruce
Fri Aug 26, 2011 4:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clean bore--accurate gun
Replies: 15
Views: 1929

Re: Clean bore--accurate gun

Don,

Just a small question. Are those chokes intended to be shot w/ slugs? I have seen more than one choke destroyed by slugs.
by Bruce
Sat Aug 20, 2011 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Gun Values Web Site
Replies: 1
Views: 497

New Gun Values Web Site

In an effort to help those who are looking for the value of different guns, I found this (new to me) site recently. The below link will take you to the Pooshka.com web site where they have the sale and trade values (good to fair) of most all major brands and models of firearms. They also have a sale...
by Bruce
Fri Aug 19, 2011 1:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone Heard of a Winchester '92 'Stinger'?
Replies: 7
Views: 1598

Re: Anyone Heard of a Winchester '92 'Stinger'?

I believe the Stinger emblem was an import/shop mark used on some rifles that went to Australia.
by Bruce
Tue Aug 16, 2011 3:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A new serial number and production figure site
Replies: 3
Views: 617

A new serial number and production figure site

Here is a link to the Pump Rifle site for the Blue Book Inc. serial number and production fiqure pages. This site has some of the oldest (1860's in some cases) information on the major firearms manufacturers models that I have ever found. In some cases it also lists the caliber figures by model and ...
by Bruce
Thu Aug 11, 2011 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT - Browning Center Fire Pump Rifle (BPR) Article
Replies: 1
Views: 589

OT - Browning Center Fire Pump Rifle (BPR) Article

Here is a link to my Browning center fire BPR rifle article that was finished and published today. I had good help. Hobie proofed it and found my mistakes before it was published. :D Thanks again Hobie.

www.pumprifle.org

P.S. It is a close first cousin to a lever gun.
by Bruce
Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is your favorite diameter?
Replies: 42
Views: 3975

Re: What is your favorite diameter?

Due to many historical reasons for me, the 30 calibers are my favorite. Primarily the 30-06, but nothing wrong with a 30-30 or the others.
by Bruce
Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Re-Designed Website...feedback?
Replies: 20
Views: 2347

Re: Re-Designed Website...feedback?

Are you doing work on anything other that Winchester Lever Guns?
by Bruce
Tue Aug 09, 2011 7:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT Buying/Importing a Firearm
Replies: 9
Views: 1248

Re: OT Buying/Importing a Firearm

Thanks for the information fellas. 86er, especially to you. Almost $3,000. My wants just went down the drain. I must have been day dreaming out loud. :lol: Olyinaz, no it is not just the stocks. I am in a phase of collecting the U.S. version (BPR) and I am about to finish up a research project (anot...
by Bruce
Mon Aug 08, 2011 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT Buying/Importing a Firearm
Replies: 9
Views: 1248

Re: OT Buying/Importing a Firearm

Anyone know how to tell if this ad from Spain is current or not? It is by far the best source and price I have yet to find.

http://armeriaromero.com/cat/catalog07/ ... php?no=439
by Bruce
Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Metal buttplate for Browning BLR
Replies: 4
Views: 752

Re: Metal buttplate for Browning BLR

Not metal, but will this one work?

http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/?p ... ber=129011

Note that it does have a little curve.
by Bruce
Fri Aug 05, 2011 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT?-GB bidders
Replies: 12
Views: 1508

Re: OT?-GB bidders

I am also noting some who seem to be going for the one time big hit. They keep relisting expecting different results from their same listing (prices). I am also seeing quite a few who seem to enjoy keeping their reserve prices a big secret, as though it can somehow bring them an enormous advantage. ...
by Bruce
Fri Aug 05, 2011 2:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT - starting diesel engines
Replies: 19
Views: 2117

Re: OT - starting diesel engines

OK, I am a little confused. I understand what happened when you got off the tractor, but not what you mean is happening now. Is the light staying on now? It is starting properly (now) right? Is this a John Deere? Some tractors don't need the wait time we were used too in our younger days. Most are s...
by Bruce
Wed Aug 03, 2011 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best Meal Ever Shot With Your Levergun
Replies: 25
Views: 2190

Re: Best Meal Ever Shot With Your Levergun

Ah Bruce - hot and fast with COLD beer. I have some left if you would like to journey from northern Florida to So Cal. :D I will show you a dandy of a friends old pump rifle. Hot and fast w/ a cold beer. Sounds alot like my teenage years. If your deer meat is anything like I was, I'll bet it was go...
by Bruce
Wed Aug 03, 2011 3:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT-Grizzly and one lucky guy
Replies: 7
Views: 1112

Re: OT-Grizzly and one lucky guy

As the saying goes, "There is one born every minute". I really would like to understand how someone can be so stupid and still survive!