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by Yodar
Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spinal cord stimulator anyone?
Replies: 16
Views: 239

Re: Spinal cord stimulator anyone?

Biil, I can empathize. I have been having pain just as you describe for several months. I have tried physical therapy, spinal de-compression, and pain shots. Finally had surgery on Wednesday (back home Thursday afternoon) by a very good neurosurgeon here in Prescott. He took out two synovial cysts a...
by Yodar
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gun Store Clerk
Replies: 17
Views: 587

Re: Gun Store Clerk

I once walked into a well known gun store and asked the clerk if they had any enbloc clips for the M1 Garand. His answer was :"What is that?"
by Yodar
Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Um, There's a Spitfire in the Living Room...
Replies: 7
Views: 343

Re: Um, There's a Spitfire in the Living Room...

Earlier models (Marks as the British say) had three exhaust stacks on a side. The exhaust from two cylinders was combined together. See the Mark Vb for instance. The exhaust stacks were turned 90 degrees aft. Later Marks had an individual exhaust stack for each of the engine's 12 cylinders, 6 on a s...
by Yodar
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A 38-55 I missed....
Replies: 7
Views: 381

Re: A 38-55 I missed....

I understand that brass frames tend to stretch after considerable use.
by Yodar
Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruger No. 1 A.S.S.R.A
Replies: 29
Views: 814

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

I had mine re-barreled to .348 WCF. Shoots great.
by Yodar
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester conversion
Replies: 11
Views: 622

Re: Winchester conversion

Please, leave that Winchester 71 alone!
by Yodar
Sat Dec 21, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .348 Wildcats
Replies: 19
Views: 839

Re: .348 Wildcats

What is wrong with a regular .348 WCF? I think a lot of us gun guys just like wildcatting as a form of entertainment. What will a wildcatted .348 kill that a .348 WCF won't? Ruger will scream but I had one of their single shot Number Ones re-barreled to .348 WCF. The extractor was replaced with one ...
by Yodar
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94 38-55
Replies: 33
Views: 1920

Re: Winchester 94 38-55

February 8, 2019 Dear Mr. Burrows, Welcome to the cult of the .38/55. I am sure you will have a great time handloading and shooting the old “pumpkin roller”. I have been loading for and shooting a rifle very similar to yours for over fifteen years. Mine started life as .30-30 circa 1940. The previou...
by Yodar
Mon May 11, 2015 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prescott AZ gun shops / museums ???
Replies: 5
Views: 532

Re: Prescott AZ gun shops / museums ???

Welcome to Prescott. Be sure to pronounce it like "press-kit" like the natives do. Prescott is probably the most gun friendly town in the country. There are more FFL holders within a five mile radius of down town than any other town in the country. There are 17.5 FFL holders per 100,000 population a...
by Yodar
Sun Apr 12, 2015 2:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who was J.M. Waterson?
Replies: 14
Views: 1118

Re: Who was J.M. Waterson?

Ok, Ok you all have your fun. Be informed that the gun was sold at the Tulsa gun show so I guess the question is moot now. It is a very nice L.C. I hope it went to a good home.
by Yodar
Tue Apr 07, 2015 1:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who was J.M. Waterson?
Replies: 14
Views: 1118

Who was J.M. Waterson?

I have a very nice Trap Grade L.C. Smith side-by-side that is like new. It was made in 1924 for one J.M. Waterson. Does anyone know who Mr. Waterson was? Anybody out there a descendant of Mr. Waterson? It is my understanding that Mr. Waterson passed away shortly after taking delivery of the L.C. Any...
by Yodar
Thu Mar 19, 2015 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tulsa?
Replies: 20
Views: 1208

Re: Tulsa?

Eleven acres of guns! You will love it. Take two days to see it all.
by Yodar
Mon Dec 08, 2014 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .348 load data..220gn Barnes
Replies: 9
Views: 1086

Re: .348 load data..220gn Barnes

Hi Sixgun, The following is from Handloader Magazine issue number 214 (Dec.-Jan.2002) page 34 to 39 by Steve Gash: Winchester cases and WLR primers used in constructing the following loads for the .348 WCF. Testing was done using a Browning Model 71. 220 grain Barnes Flat Point, 56.0 grains of IMR-4...
by Yodar
Sat Sep 27, 2014 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Handloading .380
Replies: 13
Views: 636

Re: Handloading .380

Hi Bill,

I have used Oregon Trail's 95 grain cast lead round nose beveled base 0.356 inch bullet ahead of 2.9 grains of Bullseye and Winchester cases and primers. Overall cartridge length was 0.980 inch. Average muzzle velocity was 848 fps from a Walther PPK/S.

Good luck and reload carefully.
by Yodar
Sun Aug 31, 2014 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dove Recipe
Replies: 13
Views: 451

Dove Recipe

Momma Naretto's Dove Recipe This is the way my dearly departed Italian mother used to prepare the doves my dad and I bagged many years ago. The ingrediants' list is as follows: ½ pound of salt pork OR ½ pound of prepared pork sausage, one larg onion, two or three sprigs of parsley, half a teaspoon o...
by Yodar
Sun Jun 01, 2014 2:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: new (old) winchester 71
Replies: 11
Views: 977

Re: new (old) winchester 71

Chris,

The article on the .348 should be in the Pet Loads book ( a big binder actually). If it is not there, let me know and I will run off a copy and mail it to you.

Take care.

"Yodar"
by Yodar
Sat May 31, 2014 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: new (old) winchester 71
Replies: 11
Views: 977

Re: new (old) winchester 71

Hi cclark, Congratulations on joining the exclusive club of proud Model 71 owners. They are great guns. My 71 is not as well behaved as 65Bee's. It is pretty picky as to what loads it will shoot well. Here is a light practice load that has worked well in my 71: Winchester cases and primers, 24 1/2 g...
by Yodar
Tue Apr 29, 2014 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3031 and 38-55
Replies: 16
Views: 1036

Re: 3031 and 38-55

Brent, I have a couple of suggested .38/55 loads for you. 1.) Winchester cases, CCI#200 primers, 27 grains of IMR-3031, 250 grain SAECO #373 cast lead, gas-checked bullet sized 0.376" (barrel groove diameter 0.375"), Lee crimped, OAL=2.43". Muzzle velocity averaged 1574 fps from a a 26" barreled Win...
by Yodar
Fri Apr 04, 2014 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tulsa Wannamacher Gun show April 5-6
Replies: 7
Views: 477

Re: Tulsa Wannamacher Gun show April 5-6

VANCELW: Check out my friend Jim Thrash's table. He might have something that may interest you. I bought a nice Winchester Model 94 in .38/55 from him a few years back. His business goes by the name Sporting Collectibles. While you are there, check out the nice L.C. Smith Trap Grade that is looking ...
by Yodar
Fri Mar 07, 2014 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday M.M. Wright.
Replies: 10
Views: 891

Re: Happy Birthday M.M. Wright.

March 7th is my birthday too. Number 76 for me.
Happy Birthday M M.
by Yodar
Tue Mar 04, 2014 3:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Was making a list of Cast Bullet sources...
Replies: 17
Views: 3581

Re: Was making a list of Cast Bullet sources...

Add the following to your list: Glenhills Cast Bullets, P.O. Box 346,or 250 East Oak Street, Glenwood, WI, 54013.
www.gutshot_again@yahoo.com. Run by Vern Anderson. He makes a very nice Lyman 350482 for you .348 WCF shooters out there.
by Yodar
Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Beech or Beach?
Replies: 10
Views: 1087

Re: Beech or Beach?

I thought Beech was an aircraft manufacturer. You know, like D-18 Beech.
by Yodar
Mon Dec 09, 2013 2:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Attention all Aussies, & Americans Too
Replies: 21
Views: 1052

Re: Attention all Aussies, & Americans Too

You will like the Tulsa gun show. Eleven acres of guns. Plan on spending at least two days. Be sure to drop by the table of my friend Jim Thrash (Sporting Collectables) and say hi. Be sure to admire the nice L.C. Smith Trap Grade he will have on display.
by Yodar
Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30-30 Elk Ammo Question
Replies: 29
Views: 3788

Re: 30-30 Elk Ammo Question

jkbrea, What would be a real good idea is let that shoulder rest for a year so it will heal properly. I used to shoot trap with a retired surgeon who had a shoulder replacement. His doctor said not to shoot anything that recoiled more than a .22LR for a year. I am not a doctor so do what you want. I...
by Yodar
Sun Aug 04, 2013 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Real Bud
Replies: 11
Views: 785

Re: A Real Bud

My big, black cat Smokie is snoozing on top of the printer as I type this. He is a great buddy.
by Yodar
Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: the grandson stold my decoys again
Replies: 13
Views: 1378

Re: the grandson stold my decoys again

When my oldest son was that age, his favorite toys were windshield wipers and Rainbird sprinklers. Go figure.
by Yodar
Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Use enough gun !
Replies: 20
Views: 1493

Re: Use enough gun !

AWP101's picture is that of a B-26 Martin
by Yodar
Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 38-55 with Universal/Unique?
Replies: 18
Views: 1709

Re: 38-55 with Universal/Unique?

MM: Here is a IMR-4198 load I have used in a Winchester Model 94 rifle. W-W brass, CCI#200 primer, 18 1/2 grains of IMR-4198, Oregon Trails Laser Cast 0.377" diameter 240 grain cast lead flat nosed bullet without a gas check. OAL=2.52". Average muzzle velocity was 1316 fps, group size at 50 yards fo...
by Yodar
Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wanenmacher Gun Show
Replies: 9
Views: 543

Re: Wanenmacher Gun Show

For those of you who may be attending the Tulsa gun show, look for the Sports Collectables table, my friends Mr. Jim Thrash and his lovely wife Denise proprietors, and check out the absolutely fine L.C. Smith Trap Grade side-by-side 12 gauge he will be displaying (at least he should be).
by Yodar
Sun Mar 31, 2013 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some auto insurance advice, please
Replies: 19
Views: 843

Re: Some auto insurance advice, please

Have you considered getting rid of some of your "toys"? Simplify!
by Yodar
Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First shooting of my 'new' 38-55 (photos)
Replies: 37
Views: 1275

Re: First shooting of my 'new' 38-55 (photos)

Hi Kirk, You said you might try “messing around” with RL-7 and IMR-4198 in your “new” Winchester in .38-55 WCF. I have been there and done that and I would like to pass on what has worked in my .38-55. My rifle in a Winchester Model 94 rifle, circa 1940, that has been completely re-built. It looks n...
by Yodar
Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: for you readers of WWII history ....
Replies: 1
Views: 246

Re: for you readers of WWII history ....

And when you finish those, you should read Churchill's six volume work entitled The Second World War .
by Yodar
Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sometimes you just have to buy them cause they're cool
Replies: 19
Views: 876

Re: Sometimes you just have to buy them cause they're cool

I had a Model 72 once. Nothing but problems. Would mis-feed on a regular basis. If it was adjusted to feed long rifles reliably, it wouldn't feed shorts worth a darn and visa-versa. Finally got rid of it. On the other hand, I have a Model 61 with a grooved receiver in excellant shape that is my favo...
by Yodar
Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: L. C. Smiths
Replies: 1
Views: 222

L. C. Smiths

Anybody out there a SERIOUS collector of L.C. Smith shotguns or do you know someone who is? If so, let me know. We need to talk.

Thanks,
"Yodar"
by Yodar
Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: your favorite 30-06 loads.....
Replies: 15
Views: 629

Re: your favorite 30-06 loads.....

Western Super-X cases, Winchester large rifle primers, 47 grains of IMR-4064, Sierra 180 grain spitzer flat base soft point bullets, OAL=3.325". Average muzzle velocity = 2654 fps. Average five shot group at 100 yards = 1 1/8" from the bench. Rifle was a sporterized 1917 Eddystone Enfield with a 22"...
by Yodar
Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CCW reciprosity map
Replies: 11
Views: 661

Re: CCW reciprosity map

To be super safe, call the department of justice in the state(s) in which you intend to travel and ask directly if that state has CCW reciprosity with your state. Get that person's name, phone number, and title and keep the information with you. People have been arrested anyway in states that suspos...
by Yodar
Sun Dec 09, 2012 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 348 Cast bullet loads
Replies: 11
Views: 1938

Re: 348 Cast bullet loads

Hi ELMO123, I thought I would pass on a jacketed bullet load for the .348 WCF that has worked in my Model 71. The Model 71 seems to be picky about what it will group acceptably. I use Winchester cases and primers, 53 grains of IMR-4350, 250 grain Barnes Original jacketed soft point, OAL=2.795”. One ...
by Yodar
Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 348 Cast bullet loads
Replies: 11
Views: 1938

Re: 348 Cast bullet loads

Hi Elmo 123, I understand you are having trouble getting the RCBS 200 grain cast lead bullet for the .348 WCF to group well in your Winchester Model 71. I have had the same problem and finally gave up on said bullet. I won't bore you with loads that didn't work. The only one I found that was halfway...
by Yodar
Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 348 Cast bullet loads
Replies: 11
Views: 1938

Re: 348 Cast bullet loads

Yesterday I posted a reply with what I thought was useful information borne of personal experience with .348 cast bullet loads. I don't see it anywhere. Did I say something wrong? Did I insult someone's sensibilites? I am confused and just a little bit irritated. This has happened before. "Yodar"
by Yodar
Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 348 WCF cast bullet loads
Replies: 6
Views: 546

Re: 348 WCF cast bullet loads

Hi Elmo123, Yes, I have experimented with the RCBS #516 in my Winchester Model 71. It took a lot of trial and error, mostly error, to find a load that the Model 71 found acceptable. This is the only load that shot half way decently: Winchester cases and large rifle primers, 30 grains of IMR-3031, 20...
by Yodar
Mon Oct 15, 2012 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reloading the 30 Cal carbine ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1129

Re: Reloading the 30 Cal carbine ?

I have used this load successfully in the M1 Carbine: Federal cases, CCI small rifle primers, 14 1/2 grains of Win 296, 100 grain Speer Plinkers bullets, OAL= 1.67 inches, Lee crimped. Five shot group at 50 yards from a rest measured 1 1/4 inches. Muzzle velocity averaged 1887 fps. 13 1/2 grains of ...
by Yodar
Sun Sep 09, 2012 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sheriff's Sale
Replies: 4
Views: 675

Sheriff's Sale

September 9, 2012 Fellow Levergunners, For reasons I won't go into here, the Salt Lake County (Utah) Sheriff's Department will be auctioning some of the family's “recreational instruments”. If not stopped by court action, the auction is scheduled to take place on September 22, 2012. I am hoping that...
by Yodar
Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You're Opinions On 401s, IRAs
Replies: 29
Views: 1872

Re: You're Opinions On 401s, IRAs

Hi Blaine G, I have been there and done that. I retired in 2003 and moved my 401(K) account to a traditional IRA with the Vanguard investment management company and have been happy with the results. I am not an investment advisor so I cannot give you specific recommendations. All I can do is relate ...
by Yodar
Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sights for Model 71
Replies: 7
Views: 849

Re: Sights for Model 71

Leverluver is right. The Model 71 in .348 WCF was intended for the taking of big at close range in cover. It was never intended for long range sniping. Don't scope it. A good receiver sight like a Lyman or Williams is all you need. Use it for what it was intended and be happy. If you want to shoot a...
by Yodar
Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which levergun for Daughter(for deer)in .44mag or .45 Colt ?
Replies: 33
Views: 1760

Re: Which levergun for Daughter(for deer)in .44mag or .45 Colt ?

How about a rifle in a rifle cartridge for the lady? If you must have a lever gun, maybe a Savage 99 in .250/3000 with a 4X scope would work. I wish folks would stop using pistol cartridges for something they were never intended. Just my 2 cents worth.
by Yodar
Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .348 A-frame
Replies: 8
Views: 1145

Re: .348 A-frame

Big Bear, According to what I have read about loading for the .348 WCF in the Winchester Model 71 ( see the writings of Ken Waters) you are not going to get nice little groups if you try to drive cast lead, gas check 250 grains bullets much more than 1600 fps. Here is a load that gives me good accur...
by Yodar
Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for a .348 mold...best cast bullet?
Replies: 11
Views: 1420

Re: Looking for a .348 mold...best cast bullet?

The Lyman #350482 has worked well for me. The bullet is a long round nose, weighs around 250 grains, and is gas checked. Bullet caster Vern Anderson, 250 E. Oak St., Glenwood City, WI, 54013 has them (bullets) available at a reasonable price. His e-mail address is: gutshot_again@yahoo.com. The bulle...
by Yodar
Fri Dec 30, 2011 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 38-55 loads
Replies: 20
Views: 3577

Re: 38-55 loads

Here are some .38/55 loads using the 265 grain, round nose, flat point, gas check bullet sized 0.377 inch. All loads were put together with Winchester cases and Winchester large rifle primers. Bullets were obtained from Bonus Bullets (SAECO Mould # 373). Loads were fired in a restored Winchester Mod...
by Yodar
Fri Dec 16, 2011 4:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vamint Bullet for a 270 WCF
Replies: 10
Views: 1007

Re: Vamint Bullet for a 270 WCF

I have used the .270 to bust southeastern Idaho rockchucks. It works quite well for those long shots but it kicks too much, is overly powerful, and ammo costs too much (even handloads) for extended shooting sessions. My rifle is a 1950's era Husqvarna that has been fitted with a 26 inch bull barrel ...
by Yodar
Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Combat shotguns/home defense shotguns
Replies: 77
Views: 7496

Re: Combat shotguns/home defense shotguns

Pisgah,

Where did you get the magazine extension for the Remington Model 11? Same as one for a Browning A5?