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by COSteve
Wed Nov 25, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Impressions After First 10,000 Rds Handloaded On My XL 750
Replies: 9
Views: 201

Re: Impressions After First 10,000 Rds Handloaded On My XL 750

Steve, good gracious, do you shoot all those rounds yourself? I might have loaded 10,000 rounds in my 50 years in the game, but likely not, but then I have been a single-stage guy most of the time. First of all, I'm loading for my son, daughter, and wife as well. He likes to shoot M1 Garands, M1 Ca...
by COSteve
Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So, Only 18 Years Later . . . .
Replies: 4
Views: 269

Re: So, Only 18 Years Later . . . .

Got the bench top stained a dark walnut Varathane as the Masonite was dark to begin with and has no grain.
It's back together now and ready to rock and roll for another 18 years. :D

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by COSteve
Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 357 vs 44 mag vs 44-40 popularity in lever guns
Replies: 39
Views: 657

Re: 357 vs 44 mag vs 44-40 popularity in lever guns

One load level I enjoy though it doesn't get a lot of airplay is running 38 specials in a lever to about 9mm carbine power. Only a couple grains more than a 38+P loading and with the longer barrel and no gas escaping its quieter than the 9mm. Its actually not a bad killer on small medium game eithe...
by COSteve
Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Do YOU Want for Christmas....
Replies: 18
Views: 217

Re: What Do YOU Want for Christmas....

In all seriousness, I want a course of Covid-19 vaccine for myself, my family and my friends followed shortly by a course for everyone on the planet.

I'm sick to death of hunkering down. I want to go out and live again.
by COSteve
Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So, Only 18 Years Later . . . .
Replies: 4
Views: 269

Re: So, Only 18 Years Later . . . .

Now doc, I hope you are as tidy when you're working on one of your patients!!
by COSteve
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stolen gun or senior moment?
Replies: 15
Views: 277

Re: Stolen gun or senior moment?

And those posts above are exactly why my reloading bench is always clean!!!

I don't have to hide something to lose it. All I have to do is set it down out of place. :lol: :lol:
by COSteve
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lets talk rifle loads
Replies: 11
Views: 252

Re: Lets talk rifle loads

Both my 45 Colt Uberti '66 carbine and '73 rifle have toggle link actions so I keep them at or under standard 14,000psi pressures. Right now I shoot both 255grn X-Treme plated over 9.1grns of Unique for near max standard charge as well as a 200grn Berrys plated over the same 9.1grns of Unique for pl...
by COSteve
Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good news for veterans
Replies: 10
Views: 300

Re: Good news for veterans

Is that like all postal workers could go postal at any time? ;) Apparently. In the day they used the term 'post- deployment fatigue' more- you were so busy, hyped and exhausted after working 6-7 10 hour days for months. The advice when you got home was just relax, turn up to work, try not to drink ...
by COSteve
Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Conestoga wagon jack.
Replies: 24
Views: 241

Re: Conestoga wagon jack.

Pitchy I think it is time for you to trade in your conestoga wagon and upgrade to a modern Model T pickup. You need to stay ahead of those hostiles you have been fighting in your area in MN. :) Model T pickup? I was thinking something a bit more . . . . . . . . . substantial. https://i.imgur.com/29...
by COSteve
Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So, Only 18 Years Later . . . .
Replies: 4
Views: 269

So, Only 18 Years Later . . . .

I'd always planned to do this when I first built my reloading bench but didn't have any sealer on hand, got in a hurry, and mounted my 1st press anyway. So, 18 years later after a good cleaning, I'm finally getting to it. :lol: I've taken my press off of my bench, removed everything else, and am add...
by COSteve
Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Conestoga wagon jack.
Replies: 24
Views: 241

Re: Conestoga wagon jack.

Thanks stretch, those big wagons are cool but wouldn`t have a use for one. :) Pitchy, you got to think modern. All you have to do is build it with a bunk. Add a few cooking pots and a chamber pot. Put in a chest and a couple candles and you've got yourself an "Eco Friendly, Zero Emissions, Tiny Hom...
by COSteve
Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cleanlyness is Next to . . . . . . .
Replies: 9
Views: 221

Re: Cleanlyness is Next to . . . . . . .

But Steve , I seen your bench pictures before and I been meaning to pry.. Where in the world did you get the big plastic jugs to hold brass and such? That addition alone to my shop would organize some of the clutter. I'm surprised no one has asked before. The larger 55oz one's on the TV cabinet I c...
by COSteve
Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 45 colt revolver vs carbine
Replies: 16
Views: 2249

Re: 45 colt revolver vs carbine

Griff's .45 Colt data above is using cowboy action level: light bullet, slow velocity loads. My .45 Colt chrono data below is with a more standard .45 Colt load: Unique powder standard pressure, 14,000psi loads and 255grn Elmer Keith style lead bullets. All chrono'd data generated using the same .45...
by COSteve
Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cleanlyness is Next to . . . . . . .
Replies: 9
Views: 221

Re: Cleanlyness is Next to . . . . . . .

I'm like JimT, how can you find anything?? If I clean up my bench, you can't tell I did a month later and besides, I can't hardly find anything once I clean it up. COSteve, you would probably have an epileptic meltdown if you saw MY shop. My wife doesn't like to come out there, it just offends her ...
by COSteve
Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cleanlyness is Next to . . . . . . .
Replies: 9
Views: 221

Cleanlyness is Next to . . . . . . .

My handloading bench is 18 yrs old and the Masonite top cover has gotten stained with oil and such over the years. It's brad nailed down so I could easily take it up and replace it if it gets damaged. It's in good shape but it looks tacky all stained and such what with my bench always being so clean...
by COSteve
Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ammo box game recommendations ?
Replies: 7
Views: 188

Re: Ammo box game recommendations ?

Owning a Mossy in 30-30, 99 in 300 Savage, and an 88 in .308 Win I can say that with all shooting 150grn bullets, the 300 Savage's velocity is about 2/3 the way to the .308's 2,840fps over the 30-30's. That may be part of the reason that antelope are added as out here in the west they are typically ...
by COSteve
Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: After Staying Home For 8 Months . . . .
Replies: 11
Views: 209

Re: After Staying Home For 8 Months . . . .

All kidding aside, with all my wife does to support me in her own, humble way, there isn't anything she truly wants I won't move heaven and earth to get for her. She's stood by me for 47 years of marriage through everything and that makes her a saint in my book. Besides, she hasn't complained once w...
by COSteve
Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hunting load for the .44-40
Replies: 53
Views: 2553

Re: Hunting load for the .44-40

While I don't have any reason to 'need' one, I've always been intrigued by the 44-40 in a levergun. If you'll indulge me, I have a few questions about the caliber for those of you who own and handload for them. I've heard that the brass is thin and damages easily during reloading so I'm wondering ho...
by COSteve
Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: After Staying Home For 8 Months . . . .
Replies: 11
Views: 209

Re: After Staying Home For 8 Months . . . .

The big question is Did you find the part you were looking for?! Yep, found it right off and realized that I actually had 2 of them!! :o That's what I get for not keeping things organized as I'd forgotten about the 1st one and stumbled upon it looking for the 2nd one I remembered. :roll: I wish I c...
by COSteve
Mon Nov 16, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: After Staying Home For 8 Months . . . .
Replies: 11
Views: 209

After Staying Home For 8 Months . . . .

Am I getting desperate for something to do? This morning I was going though my drawer in my reloading bench looking for a part I knew was in there when it struck me that the divider and pen rail I'd added had come lose likely 8-10 years ago and since then I'd just put up with them flopping around. I...
by COSteve
Sun Nov 15, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hunting load for the .44-40
Replies: 53
Views: 2553

Re: Hunting load for the .44-40

Uncertain how far you plan to shoot, but I can tell you that a 200 gr. SWC in the .44-40 in my Marlin 1889 and 1894 rifles will stop deer easily at 1300-1400 fps. No reason to push them any faster, unless you planned to maybe shoot further than 100 yd. shots. One shot kills through the shoulder had...
by COSteve
Sun Nov 15, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who Said I'm Cheap? I'm Frugle And Keep Things For Future Needs!!
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Who Said I'm Cheap? I'm Frugle And Keep Things For Future Needs!!

Over the years I've run two Harbor Freight tumblers to clean my brass as it makes the task go a lot quicker and I have the room. Through the close to 300,000 cases, I've had a couple of failures; one, the motor froze up and the other, the center threaded rod to hold the top on the bowl stripped maki...
by COSteve
Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I went to the Website but couldn't figure out...
Replies: 7
Views: 310

Re: I went to the Website but couldn't figure out...

I think the author's and anyone who signs up to that website should take a step back as they're breaking federal law with it. They are threatening Trump supporters and according to 18 U.S.C. § 875 that's a federal felony. "The communication in interstate commerce of threats to harm a person or prope...
by COSteve
Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hunting load for the .44-40
Replies: 53
Views: 2553

Re: Hunting load for the .44-40

Uncertain how far you plan to shoot, but I can tell you that a 200 gr. SWC in the .44-40 in my Marlin 1889 and 1894 rifles will stop deer easily at 1300-1400 fps. No reason to push them any faster, unless you planned to maybe shoot further than 100 yd. shots. One shot kills through the shoulder had...
by COSteve
Sat Nov 14, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hunting load for the .44-40
Replies: 53
Views: 2553

Re: Hunting load for the .44-40

Thank you very much--I currently only have Winchester brass available to me, but I plan on buying better brass as I get more into it. Another question, should I expect any leading to occur or how can I prevent that? I previously only loaded .30-06, so cast bullets are foreign to me so I don't know ...
by COSteve
Fri Nov 13, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Veteran's Day -- Some things have got waaay better!
Replies: 21
Views: 228

Re: Veteran's Day -- Some things have got waaay better!

Good to know. I will never, ever again thank a veteran for his or her service, even if I mean it. I think you misunderstand what we're saying, what I'm saying. This is about my failing, not other's. This is about my inability to let go the feelings of hurt and rejection by those I once called my fr...
by COSteve
Fri Nov 13, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Veteran's Day -- Some things have got waaay better!
Replies: 21
Views: 228

Re: Veteran's Day -- Some things have got waaay better!

I'm not saying this is something I should do but rather something I just feel. Losing all my friends from High School was a shock. Even in Northern California where the protests were heavy I would have thought that they'd understand I had no choice. But, they didn't. It's not right to still feel sor...
by COSteve
Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 357 vs 44 mag vs 44-40 popularity in lever guns
Replies: 39
Views: 657

Re: 357 vs 44 mag vs 44-40 popularity in lever guns

I totally understand why the .357 Mag leads the pack. Compared to the .45 Colt and .44 Mag it has cheaper ammo, lighter recoil and cheaper to reload. In addition, with bullet weights including 96grn, 105grn, 125grn, 130grn, 140grn, 148grn, 150grn, 158grn, 170grn, 180grn, 200grn, 220grn, 230grn in va...
by COSteve
Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I went to the Website but couldn't figure out...
Replies: 7
Views: 310

Re: I went to the Website but couldn't figure out...

They might still exist but many of their members would be in jail. :)
by COSteve
Thu Nov 12, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Talk About Lazy!!
Replies: 10
Views: 261

Re: Talk About Lazy!!

That was great. He is funny! :lol: By the way, Steve; can you come set up my new reloading press for me... When you're done with that Steve -- I need you to ORGANIZE my reloading bench, and cellar while you're at it. The pictures of yours are SICK -- how can you find anything when it's SO clean??? ...
by COSteve
Thu Nov 12, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Veteran's Day -- Some things have got waaay better!
Replies: 21
Views: 228

Re: Veteran's Day -- Some things have got waaay better!

I had a similar experience when I got home on convalescent leave in '69; calling me baby killer too. The hostility didn't stop there as all of my 'friends' from high school who didn't go in turned their backs on those of us that did. Of the over 500 people I went to high school with I didn't find a ...
by COSteve
Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Talk About Lazy!!
Replies: 10
Views: 261

Talk About Lazy!!

A new member on Shooter's Forum, 'James1776' posted this question as his first post under the title: 'Information for a Paper'. "Could anyone explain trajectory, wind drift, recoil, velocity, and accuracy? Also, provide at least two examples using gunning calculations." The first response he got was...
by COSteve
Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 357 vs 44 mag vs 44-40 popularity in lever guns
Replies: 39
Views: 657

Re: 357 vs 44 mag vs 44-40 popularity in lever guns

I looked on Rossi Rifleman's website and they have a poll of member's R92 levergun's calibers. Their numbers may be representative of the general population as far as the pistol calibers go. They show that the .357 Mag is far and away the most popular with close to ½ the total votes. Next, the .45 C...
by COSteve
Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I went to the Website but couldn't figure out...
Replies: 7
Views: 310

Re: I went to the Website but couldn't figure out...

I'd love to get the list of members so I could post the list under the title, "Stupidest people on Earth. Blinded by hate and to lazy to find out the truth."
by COSteve
Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Miroku Winchester markings
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Re: Miroku Winchester markings

"U.S. Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT, U.S.A." on top line with "Made in Japan" on second.

'Proud American' company that makes their products in Japan??
by COSteve
Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 357 vs 44 mag vs 44-40 popularity in lever guns
Replies: 39
Views: 657

Re: 357 vs 44 mag vs 44-40 popularity in lever guns

GunnyMack wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:45 am
41 mag , best of both worlds, more bullet weight than 357 and flatter trajectory than 44 .
Just my 2 cents...
I've often thought of a 41mag as a great hog getter too. My only concern is the fact that many don't reload and 41mag ammo is not that readily available.
by COSteve
Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Now I Have 2⅓ 1911s!!
Replies: 11
Views: 206

Re: Now I Have 2⅓ 1911s!!

The thing that amazes me is that it works just like a real 1911. While it doesn't fire anything, you can rack the slide and the barrel is held by the link, the hammer cocks, and to pull the trigger and drop the hammer you have to squeeze the grip safety. ETA: I decided to take another pic of it on a...
by COSteve
Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Picture worth a thousand words
Replies: 22
Views: 571

Re: Picture worth a thousand words

6 Guys and 7 leverguns.

Does that mean one of them is the dog's??

:shock: :lol:
by COSteve
Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: THANK YOU TO ALL YOU VETERANS!
Replies: 11
Views: 116

Re: THANK YOU TO ALL YOU VETERANS!

Back at ya JimT.

US Army 1967 - 1970, RVN 1968 - 1969
by COSteve
Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unity Candle, Yeah-Right
Replies: 1
Views: 124

Unity Candle, Yeah-Right

The Dems offer of a 'Unity Candle' is just another slimy ploy. This guy has my opinion nailed. Check it out. https://pjmedia.com/columns/stephen-kruiser/2020/11/09/dear-democrats-heres-what-you-can-do-with-your-unity-candle-n1133676?utm_source=pjmedia&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl_pm&newsletterad...
by COSteve
Mon Nov 09, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Now I Have 2⅓ 1911s!!
Replies: 11
Views: 206

Re: Now I Have 2⅓ 1911s!!

While my 1911s are nice range guns, a pistol with 7+1 rds of .45 acp doesn't have any place in my 'I'll use it for this' bag. First, it's too heavy and too limited on ammo for a carry piece where my Glock 23 with 13+1 rds of 180grn Gold Dots is much lighter and more compact. Second, it's too under p...
by COSteve
Mon Nov 09, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Now I Have 2⅓ 1911s!!
Replies: 11
Views: 206

Now I Have 2⅓ 1911s!!

My neighbor down the street stopped by yesterday on my birthday to drop off a present for me. He and I are shooting buddies and he's the one who got a Rossi rifle after shooting mine back in 2009 that I slicked up for him. Anyway, we trade b'day presents and try to come up with different things. His...
by COSteve
Sun Nov 08, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do they do it?
Replies: 22
Views: 470

Re: How do they do it?

Back in June, I was in Kansas to visit my Parents. 3 days in a row the wind stayed above 20 mph. Some gusts got up to 70 mph. Tree limbs were everywhere except still on the trees. Out near Meade, Kansas, there is a State Highway which has gates that automatically shut the road like a railroad cross...
by COSteve
Sat Nov 07, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do they do it?
Replies: 22
Views: 470

Re: How do they do it?

I use to drive up 25 to 80 and then west to Cali when we'd visit all the outlaws who still lived there. That 400 mile stretch through Wyoming was not so fondly referred to as 'Siberia' especially in the winter when Wyoming doesn't bother to plow the snow off of 80 because the wind blows it right bac...
by COSteve
Sat Nov 07, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy birthday Sunday to COSteve
Replies: 3
Views: 49

Re: Happy birthday Sunday to COSteve

And a Happy Birthday to you as well!

I was in my mid 50's before I met the first person who shared Nov. 8th of any year as their birthday. I guess it's a rare date.
by COSteve
Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I spent all afternoon under a Pecan tree ...
Replies: 20
Views: 357

Re: I spent all afternoon under a Pecan tree ...

... and even Biden can’t destroy everything about healthcare and small businesses. Unfortunately, Bin Biden won't know what planet he lives on soon so he won't be around that long and 'Kamal the F'ng Commie' (KFC) intends to do just that. Healthcare commie style and the state owns everything so the...
by COSteve
Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question
Replies: 5
Views: 277

Re: Question

I guess that explains why it feels like we got screwed this election.
by COSteve
Thu Nov 05, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First Time Concealed Carry...
Replies: 4
Views: 243

Re: First Time Concealed Carry...

GunnyMack wrote:
Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:34 pm
Thats not a gun, this is a GUN!123_1.jpeg
One of my favorites!!

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by COSteve
Wed Nov 04, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Guy dissing leverguns....
Replies: 18
Views: 469

Re: Guy dissing leverguns....

Army training with the M16, it still makes me feel like grabbing a semi-auto for self defense. To hunt at long distance, a bolt action is my preference. To hunt at 100 yards, give or take, my levergun is what I think of first. A .30-30 is plenty fast and accurate while having enough power at 100 ya...