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by stretch
Wed Jun 09, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .40-72 winchester
Replies: 12
Views: 361

Re: .40-72 winchester

According to the 2nd Edition of Ammo Encyclopedia: Bullet dia: .406 Bullet Weight: 300 gr. Muzzle Velocity: 1385 FPS Rifle Twist Rate: 1 in 22in. OAL: 3.150 Trim to: 2.600 Introduced in 1895 with the Model 1895 Winchester lever action. Obsolete in 1936. -Stretch
by stretch
Sun Jun 06, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Perfection heaters
Replies: 58
Views: 1665

Re: Perfection heaters

Crack a window, make sure the wick is in good shape, and you'll be fine. I've used kerosene heaters for over 30 years with no ill effects. A dose of common sense goes a long way....... People use millions of these all over the globe. You can also light and extinguish them outside, which virtually el...
by stretch
Sun Jun 06, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Outdoorsey people, Ticks, & Lyme Disease...
Replies: 25
Views: 590

Re: Outdoorsey people, Ticks, & Lyme Disease...

I just took some of that last Thursday. Only thing my doctor said was the be careful of direct sunlight for a couple days. Don't know why. Because you'll break out in huge pimples - ask me how I know! :o This is a common reaction, and for some people it is amazingly severe. I had Lyme a couple of y...
by stretch
Sun Jun 06, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best Hunting Rifle thread got me think in’...”How many Leverguns...?”
Replies: 47
Views: 1040

Re: Best Hunting Rifle thread got me think in’...”How many Leverguns...?”

I could cover most things in my area with a Henry .22 caliber and a .30-30 Marlin or Winchester. Do I want more? Yes! Can I find uses for more? Absolutely!
Yep.

-Stretch
by stretch
Sun Jun 06, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's currently your best hunting rifle for your area?
Replies: 52
Views: 1428

Re: What's currently your best hunting rifle for your area?

For about 80% of this state, the 94 carbine in your choice of chambering. Just like it's been for the last 127 years. What's amazing is how few people know it today. They run around with their 375 superwizbang stratomagnum, topped with a 10-40x600mm infrared auto ranging x-ray vision scope. And sti...
by stretch
Sun May 30, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Perfection heaters
Replies: 58
Views: 1665

Re: Perfection heaters

Totally cool AND useful!! 8) Here's a VERY helpful site for all things kerosene heater and oil lamp related: http://www.milesstair.com/ Here in Maine, people throw out perfectly good kerosene heaters all the time. I have 6 right now, I think - 4 came from the dump for free. They just needed cleaning...
by stretch
Thu May 27, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Facvorite Rossi
Replies: 26
Views: 1554

Re: My Facvorite Rossi

I just knew this post would be a favorite of Sixgun's! :lol:

-Stretch
by stretch
Thu May 27, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Classic Fighting Handguns
Replies: 117
Views: 3652

Re: Classic Fighting Handguns

Your list - you get to choose! :)

In some ways it's superior to the 1911 - field stripping, for instance.
And the magazine capacity is greater.
On the other hand, the 9mm doesn't make as big a hole as the 45.

-Stretch
by stretch
Thu May 27, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Know your knives...
Replies: 21
Views: 1407

Re: Know your knives...

When I was in college, the only corkscrew I owned was in a Swiss Army knife. I got that knife when I was 8 years old. My late Dad took me to NYC. I got a bll glove, a Swiss Army knife, and lunch at the Empire State Building. Still have the knife. :) -Stretch
by stretch
Thu May 27, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pics of a couple of recent acquisitions...
Replies: 14
Views: 977

Re: Pics of a couple of recent acquisitions...

I'm a 41 Magnum fan - I like that Model 58! 8)

-Stretch
by stretch
Thu May 27, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dixie gun works
Replies: 13
Views: 975

Re: Dixie gun works

They're still in business, eh?

Good for them!

-Stretch
by stretch
Thu May 27, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Back in the Hospital
Replies: 42
Views: 2154

Re: Back in the Hospital

The very best to you both.

-Stretch
by stretch
Thu May 27, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Holes in the Bridge
Replies: 11
Views: 748

Re: Holes in the Bridge

Old-timey Americana.

Neighbors helping neighbors for the common good.

Not as much of that as there should be these days.

-Stretch
by stretch
Thu May 27, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Classic Fighting Handguns
Replies: 117
Views: 3652

Re: Classic Fighting Handguns

Might I respectfully suggest that you add the Browning Hi-Power to that list?

-Stretch
by stretch
Fri May 21, 2021 5:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Questions for ex Military....
Replies: 14
Views: 1326

Re: Questions for ex Military....

The ones who have a devoted family member who can make sure they take medicine usually do well, and are pretty much normal to interact with. I feel for ya. There's nothing one can really do about a problem neighbor, and they can make life miserable. As others have said, keeping your head down and i...
by stretch
Tue May 11, 2021 5:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Many Guns Should a Normal Person Have?
Replies: 26
Views: 1846

Re: How Many Guns Should a Normal Person Have?

That's hilarious! :lol:
by stretch
Sat May 01, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I am still adding to the wood pile ....
Replies: 11
Views: 605

Re: I am still adding to the wood pile ....

I had a bunch of trees dropped last year. Stuff that was too close to the house, etc.

I have about a third of it cut, split and stacked so far.

At least 3 years of wood, so I'll get some of my money back, eh? :roll:
And no gym fees for me...... :lol:

-Stretch
by stretch
Fri Apr 30, 2021 7:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colt Navy for sale
Replies: 9
Views: 1105

Re: Colt Navy for sale

Cool find. 8)

Be even better if it was in shootable condition.

-Stretch
by stretch
Sun Apr 25, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trouble replying to posts
Replies: 5
Views: 274

Re: Trouble replying to posts

stretch wrote: ↑
Sun Apr 25, 2021 10:37 am
I can reply to my own post, but not others.

-Stretch

I talk to myself all the time. :D

Maybe somebody's trying to tell me something...... :shock: :lol:

-Stretch
by stretch
Sun Apr 25, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trouble replying to posts
Replies: 5
Views: 274

Re: Trouble replying to posts

I can reply to my own post, but not others.

-Stretch
by stretch
Sun Apr 25, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trouble replying to posts
Replies: 5
Views: 274

Trouble replying to posts

Good Morning! I'm having trouble replying to post this morning. Anybody else having this problem? -Stretch Getting the following error: Internal Server Error The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request. Please contact the server administrator ...
by stretch
Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ...how many guns do you own?... LOL
Replies: 33
Views: 1341

Re: ...how many guns do you own?... LOL

Non-gun folks just don't understand that it's a question not asked in polite company.....

Even if the Feds ask, I'm not obligated to answer the question. I can just be quiet.

-Stretch
by stretch
Tue Mar 30, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New 1000yd record group
Replies: 49
Views: 3174

Re: New 1000yd record group

What Ray said........

:shock: 8) :lol:

-Stretch
by stretch
Mon Mar 29, 2021 6:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The devils shoes
Replies: 11
Views: 587

Re: The devils shoes

If I wrote what I was thinking, I'd be banned from Leverguns for life......

Bad enough he's exploiting Asian slaves for his own aggrandizement and profit,
but this takes tasteless to a whole new low.......

-Stretch
by stretch
Thu Mar 25, 2021 6:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seventy-two Killed Resisting Gun Confiscation
Replies: 15
Views: 857

Re: Seventy-two Killed Resisting Gun Confiscation

a very high percentage of gun owners will voluntarily hand in their guns for money It's true. In the late Jeff Cooper's, "To Ride, Shoot Straight, and Speak the Truth," there's a story about a German POW on the Russian front during WWII. He was in a camp in Siberia - one of 30,000 prisoners. A few ...
by stretch
Sun Mar 21, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tom Selleck.
Replies: 17
Views: 1560

Re: Tom Selleck.

When I was home sick one time, I stumbled across one of these appearances of Tom Selleck on the Rosie O'Donnell Show. She's trying to wind him up and all but calls him an idiot. He remains a gentleman, even under significant provocation. He's a class act, as well as a great actor and leading man. An...
by stretch
Wed Mar 03, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question for wood turners et al
Replies: 4
Views: 320

Re: Question for wood turners et al

What GunnyMack said.

Put on your Big Boy pants and slice it up! :D

-Stretch
by stretch
Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do you get consistent throws from powder measure?
Replies: 65
Views: 2578

Re: How do you get consistent throws from powder measure?

The biggest problem most folks face looks back at 'em in the mirror every morning.... :o

Shooters are no exception, eh Sixgun?! :lol:

-Stretch
by stretch
Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do you get consistent throws from powder measure?
Replies: 65
Views: 2578

Re: How do you get consistent throws from powder measure?

I've got an old Lyman # 55, and it has both a baffle and a little wee knocker to make sure that all of the powder is dispensed from the loading tube. A wee bit fussy to set up, but VERY consistent and accurate. Make sure that you are using the same speed, force, and motions for each charge. Consiste...
by stretch
Sun Feb 28, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It's been an interesting full moon
Replies: 12
Views: 349

Re: It's been an interesting full moon

Wow!

Wishing you both the very best.

And for everybody - may 2021 be a VAST improvement over 2020! :-)

-Stretch
by stretch
Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Suggestions please, for beginner reloading 30-30
Replies: 20
Views: 914

Re: Suggestions please, for beginner reloading 30-30

In the 30/30 -or any cartridge for that matter - consistency in reloading will probably do more for accuracy than minute adjustments in OAL. Start with cases the same length, be fussy with your powder weights and OAL, and crimp consistently. When you get a load that the gun likes, then you can play ...
by stretch
Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I guess we shouldn't CCW any more.....I feel so....guilty...
Replies: 18
Views: 718

Re: I guess we shouldn't CCW any more.....I feel so....guilty...

According to Armstrong, if you witness a woman being beaten and robbed outside of your store, you’re not supposed to intervene to stop the attack. Instead, you’re supposed to simply sit back and watch so you can tell police all about it after the fact. And then you're a witness, the miscreant's law...
by stretch
Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anti gun businesses
Replies: 5
Views: 468

Re: Anti gun businesses

Note how much of the major media is anti-gun.

And they're supposed to "report" the news fairly......

-Stretch
by stretch
Mon Feb 15, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: S&W 64-5
Replies: 17
Views: 460

Re: S&W 64-5

Those S&W K-Frame guns were a staple of the S&W line for decades for a reason. That Model 64 will outlast you if you treat it with any sort of respect. The Model 10s that I've shot all shoot to point of aim with 158 gr. loads. I've even seen guys put up respectable scores in Bullseye competition wit...
by stretch
Thu Feb 11, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: sick of buying lemons
Replies: 16
Views: 879

Re: sick of buying lemons

As long as the focus is on making more money for the wealthy shareholders, and not making a quality product, this will continue to be the way of things. Sole proprietors or privately held companies stay in business because they provide quality products and/or services for a reasonable price. This is...
by stretch
Mon Feb 08, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: expansion test 44 special bulllets
Replies: 20
Views: 601

Re: expansion test 44 special bulllets

We are making a mistake by trying too hard to limit penetration. Oh, that's definitely true. Big holes in and out are more effective than something that stops inside the animal, even if the projectile is caught by the offside skin. You're still better off, I think, if it goes all the way through. O...
by stretch
Fri Feb 05, 2021 8:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: All Doc Ajmd429's fault.......
Replies: 11
Views: 553

Re: All Doc Ajmd429's fault.......

"Beeman Crow Magnum is the best tree rat pellet"

Oh, yes.....

-Stretch
by stretch
Thu Feb 04, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I want a lever gun, I think in .357
Replies: 23
Views: 1293

Re: I want a lever gun, I think in .357

"357 SWCHP, or it use to be called the "Chicago load"

That's a very decent load in a revolver, let alone a carbine! :o

-Stretch
by stretch
Thu Feb 04, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tyler Gun Works Flattop
Replies: 17
Views: 512

Re: Tyler Gun Works Flattop

That's a beauty! 8)

We expect a full range report:

1. Accuracy
2. Trigger pull
3. Results from a variety of loads

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Seriously - have fun with it and let us know how it works. :)

-Stretch
by stretch
Thu Feb 04, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One person's observations on CCW ammo choice
Replies: 35
Views: 847

Re: One person's observations on CCW ammo choice

"If in my home with more than 5 seconds warning, the goblin will be facing a carbine, not a handgun. Handguns are for when there is nothing else. Rifles decide the fate of nations." In most of my house, there simply isn't room to bring a carbine to bear without also putting the muzzle within reach o...
by stretch
Thu Feb 04, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One person's observations on CCW ammo choice
Replies: 35
Views: 847

Re: One person's observations on CCW ammo choice

This is why, for years, my standard for carry is 45acp and 357 in a package I shoot well. Accuracy and thump score higher than huge capacity for me Yep - a lot of the old standards became old standards for a reason. Sometimes I'll pack a 9mm or 38 +P, but more often than not it's a 357. A fully loa...
by stretch
Tue Feb 02, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Best Gun
Replies: 21
Views: 1369

Re: The Best Gun

I can see the use of a hair trigger on rifle, but not on a combat handgun.

-Stretch
by stretch
Tue Feb 02, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Best Gun
Replies: 21
Views: 1369

Re: The Best Gun

Nope.

Like Jeff Cooper: "Front sight, PRESS!"

:D

-Stretch
by stretch
Tue Feb 02, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: accuracy difference between calibres?
Replies: 23
Views: 726

Re: accuracy difference between calibres?

"Most accuracy problems can be traced to the nut holding the stock. "

Ain't it the truth.....

-Stretch
by stretch
Tue Feb 02, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rem UMC 38+P 125 SJHP ..surprising from a lever action.
Replies: 6
Views: 298

Re: Rem UMC 38+P 125 SJHP ..surprising from a lever action.

"Sealed breech, all the powder is burned where it should be, I found the same with 41s out of my Henry, 210s going 1800 is nothing to sneeze at !" No, it ain't! :lol: I'm surprised at the velocity gain in a rifle for the 38 Special load. Plenty for social work or varmints. -Stretch
by stretch
Tue Feb 02, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 300 Grain 44 Special loads
Replies: 12
Views: 607

Re: 300 Grain 44 Special loads

Probably not quite what you want to hear, but I'd swap 'en with somebody for some 240 gr. projectiles. 300 gr. is usable in HEAVY 44 Magnum loads, but I'm thinkin' 240 gr. would be better in all respects in the 44 Special. YMMV, of course. -Stretch
by stretch
Tue Feb 02, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Best Gun
Replies: 21
Views: 1369

Re: The Best Gun

The "Best Gun" is the one you have in your fist when the balloon goes up. As others have said - make it simple, and make it familiar. It IS hard to go wrong with a DA 357 revolver. Dirt simple. Front sight - PRESS! No safeties, no questioning if there's a round in the chamber - no nothing. Point and...
by stretch
Sat Jan 30, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Back with a Sixgun
Replies: 17
Views: 1011

Re: Back with a Sixgun

That's a nice sixgun! 8)

-Stretch
by stretch
Sat Jan 30, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Update on John Taffin's wife .. 1/29/21
Replies: 6
Views: 400

Re: Update on John Taffin's wife .. 1/29/21

Sounds like the prognosis is good!

I've known several people with that malady, and after
surgical correction, they're all doing fine. :)

-Stretch