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by hondo1892
Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Latest rifle
Replies: 8
Views: 199

Re: Latest rifle

Thanks guys. The used look is a big seller right now in the muzzle loading game.
by hondo1892
Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 37 guns.....
Replies: 4
Views: 168

Re: 37 guns.....

Is that the video of them each shooting every other gun from one end to the other?
by hondo1892
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS in MN: 38 Special brass
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Re: FS in MN: 38 Special brass

Bout how many is that. I don't really need them but I am seriously thinking about taking them.
by hondo1892
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Latest rifle
Replies: 8
Views: 199

Latest rifle

Recently finished up this .54 rifle. It is sporting a custom barrel from Ed Rayle that is 43" long. I built this rifle like it was made from recycled parts from several different guns. Maybe some back woodsman had collected parts from broken guns picked up from skirmishes with native Americans and a...
by hondo1892
Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another trip to the range
Replies: 8
Views: 209

Re: Another trip to the range

Nice looking Colts. I've heard some guys bad mouth Colt 1911's but both of my Colt's will digest any kind of ammo I feed them. They aren't picky about magazines and look so much better than plastic guns.
by hondo1892
Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finally got my mount back.
Replies: 12
Views: 418

Re: Finally got my mount back.

I thought it were a new vampire kind of deer. Neat story and always a great hunt when you can sneak on a critter.
by hondo1892
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1860 Army Conversion
Replies: 7
Views: 394

Re: 1860 Army Conversion

Neat shooter. Looks like it shoots well too. Perfect companion for a lever gun.
by hondo1892
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First Brand New gun in a while, Ruger
Replies: 16
Views: 618

Re: First Brand New gun in a while, Ruger

Nice looking rifle you bought. I used to have a walnut stocked 10/22 thirty years ago that was really nice. Wish they still made guns like that.
by hondo1892
Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's See Your Canine Buddy
Replies: 47
Views: 1242

Re: Let's See Your Canine Buddy

This is kind of a bitter sweet topic for me. I had to put my long time buddy Hondo down this spring but at least I have my son-in-laws Mikey to keep me company in the shop right now. Mikey is a collie-Australian shepherd mix we think. He's stays pretty close to me most of the time but he is very fri...
by hondo1892
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 1895CB 45-70 26" barrel
Replies: 14
Views: 550

Re: Marlin 1895CB 45-70 26" barrel

I've owned a JM cowboy and one of the old straight grip half mag 95's. I liked the older model the best out of the two, but both would beat the snot out of your shoulder with hot loads. I still have a flinch once in awhile from thirty five years back.
by hondo1892
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lever Round Lineup
Replies: 11
Views: 449

Re: Lever Round Lineup

I'm late to the game but I did figure out what they all were without looking. The only one that had me going for a minute was the 300 Savage. After looking at the neck closely and seeing how short it was I knew what cartridge it was. I've owned lever guns myself in all the calibers but 38-55.
by hondo1892
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shingles Vaccine
Replies: 31
Views: 1124

Re: Shingles Vaccine

My first shot wasn't bad but the second one really hurt for several days. I had my shot recommended to me by my ophthalmologist because of shingles getting in my eye. He isn't working for an hmo or hospital but highly recommended it because of shingles getting in my eye.
by hondo1892
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Found a match for my .44 Magnum Vaquero
Replies: 17
Views: 716

Re: Found a match for my .44 Magnum Vaquero

Nice looking pistols. I really like the grips on the top one. What are they made from?
by hondo1892
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For the boolit casters here ...
Replies: 37
Views: 1045

Re: For the boolit casters here ...

I haven't picked up any lead for years. Used to pick up wheel weights along the road when I walked to school. Wish the ww were still lead instead of the metals now used. Looks like you got a good haul from the range.
by hondo1892
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Charlie Daniels RIP
Replies: 11
Views: 411

Re: Charlie Daniels RIP

He helped out a home for kids that are orphans or have health problems here in Kentucky. Never met him but he seemed like someone I would like. Sad times, we are loosing the last of the patriotic entertainers here.
by hondo1892
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No cashiers at Lowes, Home Depot
Replies: 14
Views: 833

Re: No cashiers at Lowes, Home Depot

I usually do the grocery shopping and our Kroger usually two and some times three regular cashiers working. They have a bunch of self checkouts and I won't use them unless I'm in a big hurry and the regular lines are long. There is a young lady that takes care of the self checkers and she will check...
by hondo1892
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Overloading a Sixgun
Replies: 27
Views: 1172

Re: Overloading a Sixgun

That's scary. Photo's like this is what makes me very cautious when using my Dillon 450 press. I could probably load more rounds but I move slow to make sure I don't double charge a round.
Glad to hear the feller shooting the Mauser didn't get hurt real bad.
by hondo1892
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question / POLL
Replies: 112
Views: 3509

Re: Question / POLL

Just turned 54 and started shooting at 5. Built my first muzzleloader at 16 and been casting boolits since 14.
by hondo1892
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cast Boolits?
Replies: 21
Views: 608

Re: Cast Boolits?

I get the same thing 6pt is getting.
by hondo1892
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some levergun hunting
Replies: 12
Views: 679

Re: Some levergun hunting

We have a May/June season here in Kentucky. I usually don't have time to go and hate the ticks this time of year. Looks like the rifle done well.
by hondo1892
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Accurate molds
Replies: 7
Views: 427

Re: Accurate molds

I prefer the aluminum blocks because they won't warp. The first mold I bought from him was brass and I ended up warping it from over heating. I have two bullet designs from Accurate for the 32 WS and one is a clone of the rcbs bullet that drops at 180 grs. and the other is like an old Lyman bullet b...
by hondo1892
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Accurate molds
Replies: 7
Views: 427

Accurate molds

I ordered an Accurate mold about a week ago for a .430 240 grain bullet and a .460 305 grain bullet for 44mag and 45-60 lever guns. The site said three week turn around but it arrived today. I was excited and opened the package right away. To my disappointment it only had the .429 bullet cut into th...
by hondo1892
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big day today
Replies: 27
Views: 1347

Re: Big day today

Nice looking set of wheels. You done a really nice job fixing her up. I wish I could find a 66 chevy pickup that I could afford.
by hondo1892
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A little sawmilling
Replies: 50
Views: 1863

Re: A little sawmilling

Nice pile of lumber. Do you have a bandsaw or a large circle blade mill?
by hondo1892
Mon Jun 08, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Disarmed!! Elmer Fudd loses his shotgun... (updated)
Replies: 10
Views: 895

Re: Disarmed!! Elmer Fudd loses his shotgun...

Wonder what Yosemite Sam looks like in this reboot. I'm sure the hole thing is lame with all the pc garbage.
by hondo1892
Mon Jun 08, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 38/40 day -- Addendum
Replies: 15
Views: 927

Re: 38/40 day

Nice looking Winchester and glad you had a good day shooting.
by hondo1892
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another muzzle loader
Replies: 9
Views: 481

Re: Another muzzle loader

Yes it has an Ed Rayle swamped barrel on it.
by hondo1892
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another muzzle loader
Replies: 9
Views: 481

Re: Another muzzle loader

It's built after the early Reading school rifles. It shoots pretty good with the load I've been using. It may shoot better if I ever get out and try some different things.
by hondo1892
Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another muzzle loader
Replies: 9
Views: 481

Another muzzle loader

Been working on this rifle for three years now. It's one I started for myself so I only work on it when I have time. I drew the carving on last spring and carved it this past winter and this week I stained the stock. Maybe it will get finished up this year. I let my son-in-law hunt with it last fall...
by hondo1892
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Revolver I Picked Up 1851 RM Conversion
Replies: 25
Views: 851

Re: New Revolver I Picked Up 1851 RM Conversion

Neat pistol Rube. I always liked the looks of the 71 open top Colt's. Is it one that came from the factory in the conversion style or was it converted by a smith later.
by hondo1892
Wed May 27, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best yo stian in Curly Maple
Replies: 20
Views: 924

Re: Best yo stian in Curly Maple

I can get maple all kinds of dark. However each piece is different and I always keep scraps from my stock blanks to do a trial run to keep from messing up hours of hard work. Aqua fortis is great stuff for maple as a stain, it won't fade from sun light and it will get darker over time. I love aqua f...
by hondo1892
Wed May 27, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grandson and my latest project
Replies: 9
Views: 562

Re: Grandson and my latest project

He got two bottom teeth real early but the upper have been stubborn. He's been drooling like some teeth are wanting to break through but nothing yet. Must be rough but I don't remember that period in my life lol.
by hondo1892
Wed May 27, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The .450 Adams
Replies: 20
Views: 735

Re: The .450 Adams

Looks like you did a really nice job on the ammo. I really like the ammo containers too.
by hondo1892
Tue May 26, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grandson and my latest project
Replies: 9
Views: 562

Grandson and my latest project

I became a granddad last November and my daughter ask me to make a custom crib for Duke. She gave me a photo of one she liked and this is what I came up with. Took me forever to find some wood thick enough for the post and finished the bed just in time. He was just about to big for his bassinet he h...
by hondo1892
Tue May 26, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best yo stian in Curly Maple
Replies: 20
Views: 924

Re: Best yo stian in Curly Maple

Go over to youtube and look up Jim Kibler video's. He shows how he stains his maple gun stocks and makes the curl pop more. He makes muzzleloading rifle kits.
by hondo1892
Sun May 24, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nickel plated brass
Replies: 11
Views: 678

Re: Nickel plated brass

I try to ball my .357 brass as little as possible. The last time I loaded up some rounds, probably sixty I had six or seven pieces that cracked. I have not had the problem with .38 spl cases. I also thought that maybe the pressure that the .357 is loaded to may have some effect also.
by hondo1892
Sun May 24, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nickel plated brass
Replies: 11
Views: 678

Nickel plated brass

I like how nickel brass stays shiny and doesn't get tarnished. However when reloading nickel cartridges I tend to have quite a bit of mouth cracking when I bell them. Is there any way to keep the cracking to a minimum? I've never heard of annealing nickel like brass can be done. I've been staying aw...
by hondo1892
Fri May 22, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This Explains A Lot
Replies: 12
Views: 808

Re: This Explains A Lot

I was going to say something but decided it's better that I don't.
by hondo1892
Thu May 21, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: new pistol
Replies: 13
Views: 902

Re: new pistol

Never shot one of their 22/45 pistols but I love my MKII bull barrel. It's probably the most accurate 22 handgun I've owned. Have fun with it when it gets over the carona virus.
by hondo1892
Thu May 21, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Smith & Wesson model 19
Replies: 21
Views: 1125

Re: Smith & Wesson model 19

Thanks tycer I didn't know that the lighter bullets would do that. I usually load 158 lead swc at lower levels and shoot hot loads once in awhile.
by hondo1892
Wed May 20, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Concealed vs open carry
Replies: 9
Views: 717

Re: Concealed vs open carry

I've been shot a few times by the concealed carry guys. The open carry fellows I never let get that close.
by hondo1892
Wed May 20, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dinosaur Hunter
Replies: 8
Views: 574

Re: Dinosaur Hunter

I owned two Marlins in 45/70. Back when I was around twenty I stoked up the loads to shoot through my first one and was that ever a mistake. The rifle was so light and I was about 120 pounds soaking wet so I had no natural padding back then. I quickly picked up the bad habit of flinching when I pull...
by hondo1892
Wed May 20, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Smith & Wesson model 19
Replies: 21
Views: 1125

Smith & Wesson model 19

My dad surgery yesterday and I wasn't aloud in the hospital until he was sent to a room. So I was making the rounds to gun stores and when I went into one of my regular shops a guy had four revolvers and two auto's he wanted to put up on consignment. I happened to walk by and seen a Smith that I tho...
by hondo1892
Wed May 20, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jacketed Vs Cast Reloading
Replies: 27
Views: 1041

Re: Jacketed Vs Cast Reloading

Nice rifle Rube.
by hondo1892
Tue May 19, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jacketed Vs Cast Reloading
Replies: 27
Views: 1041

Re: Jacketed Vs Cast Reloading

You could check out cast boolit forum also. Tons of cast boolit loads on that site.
by hondo1892
Mon May 18, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Back open?
Replies: 18
Views: 860

Re: Back open?

I took my dad for a pre-op today so he could get a stress test and I had to chuckle. We went in to register and the seats were six feet apart but no one cleaned the seats after someone was setting in them. They didn't clean the desk with disinfectant while we were there. I seen restaurants clean mor...
by hondo1892
Mon May 18, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 32 special
Replies: 21
Views: 896

Re: 32 special

I have a Winchester 94 carbine made in the 20's in .32 Special. Yes I like it very much but I like odd caliber guns. I have the RCBS mold for it and I have another by Accurate that has two different bullets for the .32, a twin of the RCBS design and the other is a 165 grain bullet. The lighter one d...
by hondo1892
Sat May 16, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two of my favorite 1911s
Replies: 16
Views: 709

Re: Two of my favorite 1911s

My favorite is a combat commander Colt. I made a set of ivory grips for it but those bone grips you have are really nice.
by hondo1892
Fri May 15, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stainless steel tumblers
Replies: 12
Views: 565

Re: Stainless steel tumblers

Thanks guys. I was cleaning my garage today and found a box that was from a bowl for a tumbler. I remember now buying it because my old bowl needed replacing. So I have two tumblers but one has been lost in our move. I went through almost everything in the garage and haven't found it yet so I may ha...
by hondo1892
Fri May 15, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Deer hunting with Henry .45 Colt
Replies: 25
Views: 972

Re: Deer hunting with Henry .45 Colt

Welcome to the crowd. I live and hunt in Casey county and a hundred yard shot is long distance shooting for me. I usually use a lever rifle for my hunting or a muzzleloader because of short distance. I find that lever rifle are just plain fun to shoot compared to bolts or semiauto rifles. Used to ow...