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by COSteve
Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You Couldn't Make This Up!!
Replies: 7
Views: 106

You Couldn't Make This Up!!

A friend sent me this retweet of a Jefferson County Sheriff asking the good folks of Colorado NOT to feed wild Moose PIZZA!!

Seriously, some idiot walked up to a wild moose and tried to pet it and feed it pizza??? I'm loosing my faith in humanity.

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by COSteve
Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Handloading. Don't You Just Love The Flexibility!!
Replies: 4
Views: 76

Re: Handloading. Don't You Just Love The Flexibility!!

I see it as a means to and end. I'm not a great experimenter. I find a load that does well for a firearm and tend to stick with it. Sometimes they even work well in more than one. I'd rather spend time shooting than experimenting. The advent of reliable progressive loaders were a blessing to me. Oh...
by COSteve
Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The explosion in Beirut
Replies: 39
Views: 800

Re: The explosion in Beirut

Lets not forget that the Druze and Shiite militias that have controlled Lebanon since 1984 have had no problems fighting Israel and claiming that it has no right to exist. No Right To Exist!! The Lebanese people have supported their hateful, corrupt government at every turn in the hostilities agains...
by COSteve
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Handloading. Don't You Just Love The Flexibility!!
Replies: 4
Views: 76

Handloading. Don't You Just Love The Flexibility!!

So, I ended up with a 40 cal carbine whether I really wanted it or not so I figured I'd make up some handloads for it just to see how they work. I am going for full power loads as I'm interested in how far out there different loads will carry with decent drop when sighted in at 100yds. I'm not expec...
by COSteve
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looks Like I Ended Up With A 40 Cal Carbine Anyway!
Replies: 9
Views: 166

Re: Looks Like I Ended Up With A 40 Cal Carbine Anyway!

Maybe I’m wrong ( :o ) but it sure seems like a levergun in 32-20, 327 Federal, 357 Mag, 38-40, 44-40, 41 Mag, 44 Mag, 45 Colt, 454 Casull, 460 S&W, or even 500 S&W will add much to the cartridge’s performance versus the revolver; not just accuracy due to the shoulder stock, but it seems the veloci...
by COSteve
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When someone asks "Can I borrow a gun...?"
Replies: 13
Views: 272

Re: When someone asks "Can I borrow a gun...?"

Never. Not a chance. I don't loan stuff and I don't borrow either. This. The liability one incurs with loaning out something is huge. The only time anyone uses my firearms is when I'm with them sharing. I don't loan anyone anything because it's a lawsuit waiting to happen. Consider this. The car is...
by COSteve
Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The explosion in Beirut
Replies: 39
Views: 800

Re: The explosion in Beirut

My understanding is that the current death toll is over 150 with thousands of injured and up to 100,000 homeless. In addition, the blast and shock wave caused damage to the presidential palace 7 km away and also the airport some 8 km away! Some say that the blast was the equivalent of a 1 kiloton nu...
by COSteve
Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looks Like I Ended Up With A 40 Cal Carbine Anyway!
Replies: 9
Views: 166

Re: Looks Like I Ended Up With A 40 Cal Carbine Anyway!

Hey Steve, with all that money you saved you could get another Leveraction......... :mrgreen: Funny you should mention that. You remember that thread I posted in late July titled; "Anthony Imperato, More than Just Hinting . . . ."? Well in it I mentioned that I'd be interested in a .45 Colt version...
by COSteve
Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AARP, any real advantages?
Replies: 13
Views: 249

Re: AARP, any real advantages?

1st, the AARP is a super liberal, left wing leaning organization that backs all the 'lefty' causes, not just the anti-gun ones. I joined it when I turned 55 but soon got a bunch of their propaganda and dumped my membership and haven't looked back. They claim a large constituency and use their politi...
by COSteve
Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looks Like I Ended Up With A 40 Cal Carbine Anyway!
Replies: 9
Views: 166

Looks Like I Ended Up With A 40 Cal Carbine Anyway!

I considered a new style Ruger PC40 Carbine for a while earlier this summer as I was cleaning up some storage in the basement and happened to find a stash of 40s&w brass that I'd forgotten about . . . some 14,000 pieces of true once fired as it came from our company guards at our range and I'd picke...
by COSteve
Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The explosion in Beirut
Replies: 39
Views: 800

Re: The explosion in Beirut

I don't see the problem. Ragheads blowing up Ragheads. What's the issue?????
by COSteve
Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The explosion in Beirut
Replies: 39
Views: 800

Re: The explosion in Beirut

Rusty wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:22 pm
I was thinking that there's something a little strange about just how many pictures there are of the event. It's almost like someone knew it was going to happen.
Nope, it's the video everything age. Fire in a building and everyone gets out their phones and films it.
by COSteve
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For Steve Martin fans.
Replies: 5
Views: 292

Re: For Steve Martin fans.

I do nit remember him riding the elephant! He looks young and buff, like most of us were back then! At least he had a saddle to ride it with! I took a ride with my bride on one about 45 yrs ago at the Oakland, CA Zoo and we sat on a couple of blankets on it's back for padding. They have a very wide...
by COSteve
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finally Talked Myself Into It
Replies: 17
Views: 753

Re: Finally Talked Myself Into It

We need PICTURES ....!!!!! Per your request. Got the sight in yesterday afternoon via our 'Rusty' USPS . . . :| After fitting the insert and installing the sight, it's solid and all set to get sighted in. As I said above, I'd already taken the old rear sight off and plugged the d&t holes with screw...
by COSteve
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RETIRED! DIDN'T EVEN KNOW IT WAS SUNDAY
Replies: 13
Views: 448

Re: RETIRED! DIDN'T EVEN KNOW IT WAS SUNDAY

Been retired almost 14 years and not only do I not know what day it is, I don't even care what day it is anymore. :D

Except for Monday because that's garbage day and I have to put the cans out. :o
by COSteve
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Things I miss: Really good Hardware Stores, and AXEs
Replies: 17
Views: 481

Re: Things I miss: Really good Hardware Stores, and AXEs

Hardware stores that actually have things to fix what isn't working rather than just buy a new one . . . . . . . . . what a concept!!! Fix it with quality parts that last and learn about what you own rather than throw it out . . . . . . . what a concept!!! Guys knowing how to do maintenance and repa...
by COSteve
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finally Talked Myself Into It
Replies: 17
Views: 753

Re: Finally Talked Myself Into It

AJMD429 wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:32 pm
We need PICTURES....!!!!!
Nothing to take a picture of . . . . .yet!! :roll: :x
by COSteve
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finally Talked Myself Into It
Replies: 17
Views: 753

Re: Finally Talked Myself Into It

Well heck!! Mail came today and no sight. Steve mailed it Tuesday and their mail guys said 2-3 days from Texas to Denver so I figured to give it an extra day or two and assume Saturday I'd get it. BUT, I forgot that the mail in this part of the Denver Metro area is slow as heck. A simple padded enve...
by COSteve
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finally Talked Myself Into It
Replies: 17
Views: 753

Re: Finally Talked Myself Into It

I took off the rear sight this morning in anticipation of receiving the bolt sight today and low and behold the barrel was d&t under the sight. Interesting in that the 20" carbine is d&t for a rail or optic but the 24" rifle wasn't even though both were manufactured in late 2008. Oh well, I had some...
by COSteve
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mr. Imperato Surprised Me!
Replies: 7
Views: 262

Re: Mr. Imperato Surprised Me!

As a previous small business owner myself, I agree with both of you. However, it was a nice gesture all the same and one he didn't have to do. Compared to most of the gun shop owners I've met who openly exhibit disdain for most of their customers, it's refreshing to find one who is thoughtfully work...
by COSteve
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's See Your Canine Buddy
Replies: 47
Views: 1201

Re: Let's See Your Canine Buddy

Riley in the back is our hyper Morkie who assumed the role of our 'Guard Puppy' as he's always on guard duty and 'announces' any changes in the situation around the house. Parker in for foreground is our laid back Silkshire as he 'marches to the beat of his own drummer. He's a lover, not a barker an...
by COSteve
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mr. Imperato Surprised Me!
Replies: 7
Views: 262

Re: Mr. Imperato Surprised Me!

It sure has me thinking about one of my suggested 20" Walnut stocked, Casehardened receiver with side loading gate, round barreled, carbine in .45 Colt. As it could take stouter loads than my Ubertis, I figure it would be a great hog and deer gun as well as a fun plinker. :D Besides, can you ever ha...
by COSteve
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting Article on Fox Business This Morning
Replies: 12
Views: 520

Re: Interesting Article on Fox Business This Morning

Grizz, I couldn't agree more.

In fact, I go as far as to say that the protesters and rioters ARE the desease!!!
by COSteve
Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wonder if Remlins will survive this next bankruptcy...?
Replies: 12
Views: 444

Re: Wonder if Remlins will survive this next bankruptcy...?

It's sad that the real question isn't "Wonder if Remlins will survive this next bankruptcy...?"

But that it's become, "Does anyone care anymore?"
by COSteve
Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: JEFF QUINN
Replies: 26
Views: 1002

Re: JEFF QUINN

Great reviewer, dedicated to the sport, honest evaluations. A credit to his profession. Yes, he'll be missed.
by COSteve
Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mr. Imperato Surprised Me!
Replies: 7
Views: 262

Mr. Imperato Surprised Me!

In my other post, "Anthony Imperato, More than Just Hinting . . . ." I relayed the answer Mr. Imperato provided. I thought that was good news and shared it with you here. Well, I have some more news. Today, out of the blue I got a package from him. In it was the following: https://i.imgur.com/kejct4...
by COSteve
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It Takes a Certain Kind of Stupid...
Replies: 7
Views: 411

Re: It Takes a Certain Kind of Stupid...

I copied the picture and sent it out to all my friends. Simple, direct, to the point.
by COSteve
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just one of those things I thought about today
Replies: 12
Views: 512

Re: Just one of those things I thought about today

I hear ya in spades. My wife and I are coming up on our 47th anniversary in early August!! Started kids later in life so our 2 are early 30's with no kids themselves. Talked to some young marrieds that moved into the area recently and they are young enough to be our grandkids!! Even though I know at...
by COSteve
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting Article on Fox Business This Morning
Replies: 12
Views: 520

Re: Interesting Article on Fox Business This Morning

Just as Colo Steve left Cali 40 years ago, I left Colo 40 years ago, for the same reasons. For all practical purposes it is now a blue state. I agree with Leverluver that Colorado is now way too left wing, however, there are still a fair number of conservatives and conservative areas once you get o...
by COSteve
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finally Talked Myself Into It
Replies: 17
Views: 753

Re: Finally Talked Myself Into It

Shipping tomorrow and should be here by the end of the week. :) Now I'm really looking forward to shooting my carbine more. The last few years it's been hard to see the sights clearly and the difference between it and my rifle with the target aperture on the tang really drove me to shoot the rifle m...
by COSteve
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting Article on Fox Business This Morning
Replies: 12
Views: 520

Interesting Article on Fox Business This Morning

Varney: Joe Rogan is fed up with big city problems. FOX Business' Stuart Varney on Joe Rogan announcing he's moving to Texas to flee big city headaches. "Joe Rogan runs a very successful podcast. It's called "The Joe Rogan Experience." He got a $100 million deal from Spotify -- serious money. So whe...
by COSteve
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anthony Imperato, More than Just Hinting . . . .
Replies: 7
Views: 508

Anthony Imperato, More than Just Hinting . . . .

In the post I made titled "The Henry Big Boy X Model Is A Start . . . . ." I wondered about Henry coming out with a conventional wood stocked, round barreled .357 Mag, .44 Mag, 45 Colt version with a side loading gate somewhat like their Case Hardened version. My last line in my post was, "I wonder ...
by COSteve
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finally Talked Myself Into It
Replies: 17
Views: 753

Re: Finally Talked Myself Into It

Oh BTW I like the "“Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.” - Confucius" Quote. There's a Cajun version too. "where life takes you is were you at" :) I like that one too. I actually first heard the quote in the 1984 movie, Buckaroo Banzai and thought it profound. Only years later did I fi...
by COSteve
Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finally Talked Myself Into It
Replies: 17
Views: 753

Re: Finally Talked Myself Into It

Thanks for the info Nate. My Rossi carbine is a late 2008 manufacture I got NIB in early 2009 and I looked under the rear sight and don't think mine is d&t. FWIW, I got your Slick Up kit and DvD as well as the safety plug which was loose so I actually did the same thing to tighten it up. I fact, I d...
by COSteve
Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finally Talked Myself Into It
Replies: 17
Views: 753

Re: Finally Talked Myself Into It

I already replaced the front sight with a 1/16" brass bead back when I first got it along with slicking up the action and trigger so the small aperture clearing up the sight picture should give me a fightin chance at those pesky pins out there at 200.
by COSteve
Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finally Talked Myself Into It
Replies: 17
Views: 753

Finally Talked Myself Into It

Well, I finally got off my duff and decided that my .357 Rossi 20" Carbine, while just great, needed me to admit that the rear sight is just too far from these old eyes to be of practical use to me anymore. So, I took the .040" aperture from the tang I have on my .357 Rossi 24" Rifle and taped it in...
by COSteve
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Regarding that Rossi 92 I picked up . . .
Replies: 7
Views: 376

Re: Regarding that Rossi 92 I picked up . . .

I had the same issues. I ordered the parts and a DVD showing how to install them and how to tune up the 92 from here and got those things plus several other things fixed up really easily. https://stevesgunz.com/ Steve is on this forum. I'll second that suggestion. Steve is a great guy and his parts...
by COSteve
Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID: "I thought it was a nasal swab..."
Replies: 4
Views: 384

Re: COVID: "I thought it was a nasal swab..."

Blaine wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:45 pm
Only in San Francisco.
:roll: :shock: :o :D :lol: :wink:
by COSteve
Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Henry Big Boy X Model Is A Start . . . . .
Replies: 2
Views: 191

Re: The Henry Big Boy X Model Is A Start . . . . .

I have both as well. Both my 24" Rossi and Uberti rifles have octagon barrels and it's great for longer range shooting, however, in a 20" or 16" barrel length, the lighter weight of the round barrel just makes more sense to me.
by COSteve
Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ever hear of the Eötvös effect?
Replies: 14
Views: 554

Re: Ever hear of the Eötvös effect?

Neither had I, but I had heard of the Coriolis effect. Lapua explains both. https://www.lapua.com/ballistics-app-tips-the-coriolis-effect/?utm_source=NL&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=Ballisticstips3&_ccCt=g7xs-261894-p2mgsk-c4hlr579 However, they fail to mention that the Coriolis effect is opposite ...
by COSteve
Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Henry Big Boy X Model Is A Start . . . . .
Replies: 2
Views: 191

The Henry Big Boy X Model Is A Start . . . . .

While I'm not a fan of tactical lever actions, I see some value in Henry's Big Boy X Model. Not for what it is, but for what direction Henry could proceed with the basic action/barrel combination. Consider a walnut stocked, blued receiver, round barreled carbine with side loading gate . . . . . just...
by COSteve
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bulk 308 64 cents a round at PSA
Replies: 14
Views: 491

Re: Bulk 308 64 cents a round at PSA

AJMD429 wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:40 am
Actually, if we spent half the time pushing hard on legislators that we spend on figuring out what stuff to stockpile, we would all be better off. :?
Sage advice.
by COSteve
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bulk 308 64 cents a round at PSA
Replies: 14
Views: 491

Re: Bulk 308 64 cents a round at PSA

I can't believe their price on 1,000 rds of American Eagle .223 55grn FMJBT (not NATO level 5.56) ammo. They want $570 + $26.00 shipping for a total of $596 or almost 60¢ per rd!!!!! It merely reflects the real-world, capitalist, free-market. Nothing wrong with it. I'm not saying anything is wrong,...
by COSteve
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So Much For, "Buy a 9mm Cause You Can Always Find Ammo For It"
Replies: 29
Views: 877

Re: So Much For, "Buy a 9mm Cause You Can Always Find Ammo For It"

Tycer wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:41 pm
Oh, and Precision One has plenty of 9 available
At 40¢ per rd for 500rds of 115grn fmj. Their 115grn HP is out of stock as is their 124grn HP as is their 147grn HP.
by COSteve
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So Much For, "Buy a 9mm Cause You Can Always Find Ammo For It"
Replies: 29
Views: 877

Re: So Much For, "Buy a 9mm Cause You Can Always Find Ammo For It"

Not much a ‘pistol caliber levergun’ in 357 Mag, 44 Mag, or 45 Colt can’t do, and combined with a CCW/hunting handgun you cover all but rhinos and air assaults. Well said Doc. Yes, I've got 5.56, 30-30, 300 Savage, .308, and 30-06 but the truth be told, if I was to need to 'bug out' I'd choose my R...
by COSteve
Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30-30 Stuff
Replies: 23
Views: 935

Re: 30-30 Stuff

I've heard rumors about the American Indians hunting game like deer, elk, and bison before the white man came to America. I often wonder how they did that, considering the 300 WinMag wasn't invented until 1963, and anything less than that wouldn't have been up to the task. What you didn't mention w...
by COSteve
Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Louisiana Mandates Mask As Of Today
Replies: 15
Views: 513

Re: Louisiana Mandates Mask As Of Today

Colorado's Governor mandated them state wide 5 days ago.
by COSteve
Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So, I'm Now A Victim of Identity Theft!
Replies: 9
Views: 407

Re: So, I'm Now A Victim of Identity Theft!

I on the other hand, buy everything on a credit card and use the bank's money for free for up to 50+ days. The prices of everything these days are all ready set so that they make their profit even when purchased by a credit card so why not take advantage of keeping your money in your bank earning in...
by COSteve
Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So Much For, "Buy a 9mm Cause You Can Always Find Ammo For It"
Replies: 29
Views: 877

Re: So Much For, "Buy a 9mm Cause You Can Always Find Ammo For It"

I agree, the .357 Mag round is so, so much more versitle than a 9mm. You have loads from mouse fart 90grn up to thumping 200grn and everything in between. In addition, in a carbine or rifle length barrel, the velocity increases are in the 400-500fps range vs under 200fps for the 9mm. Again, I'm not ...
by COSteve
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bulk 308 64 cents a round at PSA
Replies: 14
Views: 491

Re: Bulk 308 64 cents a round at PSA

I can't believe their price on 1,000 rds of American Eagle .223 55grn FMJBT (not NATO level 5.56) ammo. They want $570 + $26.00 shipping for a total of $596 or almost 60¢ per rd!!!!!