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by mikld
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: These are for pretty ...
Replies: 20
Views: 492

Re: These are for pretty ...

BBQ ammo for a lever gun? :lol:
by mikld
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New look for gun forums
Replies: 5
Views: 339

New look for gun forums

First off, I'm not some old, stiff necked codger unable to accept change. I have been using computers in my work and at home for many years (since '86?) and use mine daily (I have immediate access to the world's largest source of information). But I really don't like the trend of reloading, shooting...
by mikld
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ever hear of the Eötvös effect?
Replies: 14
Views: 503

Re: Ever hear of the Eötvös effect?

So, on my next ultra long range shot, I'll make sure I shoot East to West or West to East...
by mikld
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: gun confiscation
Replies: 27
Views: 747

Re: gun confiscation

Unfortunately, I think most of the sane citizens would comply if confiscation does happen. The normal Joe Gun Owner probably doesn't want a fight with armed "combat ready police" and if some came door to door, I think many would comply. Now an organized "resistance" (which I would join) may be able ...
by mikld
Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Henry Big Boy issues
Replies: 15
Views: 643

Re: Henry Big Boy issues

Silly question I know, but did you give it a good cleaning when you got it home? Magnums are a bit longer than Specials so maybe a dirty chamber?
by mikld
Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: With All The Free Time We Have, Shooting Bench Anyone?
Replies: 10
Views: 288

Re: With All The Free Time We Have, Shooting Bench Anyone?

Nice looking bench. I made one similar with the same folding legs. But For some reasonI though a heavy top would be better so I glued 2 pieces of 3/4" plywood and cut out the top. Now this old guy doesn't like luffing that #*!% heavy thing around... :oops:
by mikld
Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just Admit It...You'll Want One
Replies: 7
Views: 456

Re: Just Admit It...You'll Want One

Off a Quadrajet?? :lol:
by mikld
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: corrected half-inch attitude
Replies: 5
Views: 330

Re: corrected half-inch attitude

Plus, being the new norm, the PC gun isn't in danger of being banned...
by mikld
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No cashiers at Lowes, Home Depot
Replies: 14
Views: 739

Re: No cashiers at Lowes, Home Depot

Hmmm. I wonder if any of the "anti-self check" fellers engage in that much more complicated, time consuming process of reloading? :shock: I was surprised to hear all the "I refuse!" posts for such a simple process. Or are the antis encouraging the stores to pay the $15.00 minimum wage? While I don't...
by mikld
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For the boolit casters here ...
Replies: 37
Views: 885

Re: For the boolit casters here ...

Excellent. "Range scrap" works quite well for 98% of my cast bullets (my 9mms seem to prefer a Lyman #2 Lee 125 RNFP).
by mikld
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Free digital copies of Survival Reloading
Replies: 5
Views: 199

Re: Free digital copies of Survival Reloading

I've got the hard copy if the book, but suggesting a "digital copy" here is not gonna work. After reading about all the folks refusing to use the "high tech" self check out, I doubt if any will attempt a complicated data download... :o
by mikld
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1858 New Army bummer
Replies: 22
Views: 654

Re: 1858 New Army bummer

I too discovered the dish washer had more uses then washing dishes. I had a BP revolver for a while and when done, before I left the "range" I'd squirt it down with WD40. When I got home the grips and cylinder came off and the gun went into the dishwasher. After the drying cycle I used a copious amo...
by mikld
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Overloading a Sixgun
Replies: 27
Views: 1014

Re: Overloading a Sixgun

I have an 8 1/2x11 color photo of a Ruger Super Blackhawk in the same condition on the wall behind my press, just as a reminder "keep yer mind on yer reloadin'"...
by mikld
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No cashiers at Lowes, Home Depot
Replies: 14
Views: 739

Re: No cashiers at Lowes, Home Depot

Our big grocery/general store has had self check out lanes for several/many years. Actually, it's no big deal. They are mostly used by folks that have a few items and don't care to stand in line behind the lady that has just did her grocery shopping for the month. Of course these modern check out me...
by mikld
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tense situation I'm glad I haven't had to be in
Replies: 13
Views: 659

Re: Tense situation I'm glad I haven't had to be in

We can sit here and pick apart his gun handling and what she should have been doing, but in the end, both went to bed in their own home safe and healthy. I can't say what I might have done if I were I that situation, some say perhaps he should have donned his Battle Uniform, assumed "the pose" with ...
by mikld
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cast Boolits?
Replies: 21
Views: 527

Re: Cast Boolits?

I've had no trouble so I asked about some not being able to log in and I got this;
"Please have them contact (webmaster@gunloads.com) with their screen name as well as details of their login issues.:...
by mikld
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rossi 92 Reciever Sights
Replies: 7
Views: 292

Re: Rossi 92 Reciever Sights

I used the Williams sight but, IIRC; I had to install a taller front sight...
by mikld
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question / POLL
Replies: 112
Views: 2887

Re: Question / POLL

Joined forum in 2007 at 60 years old.
by mikld
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If you had just one .44 mold ...
Replies: 23
Views: 716

Re: If you had just one .44 mold ...

I used a Lyman 420421 for many years until I got a Puma and had feeding problems. I discovered Ranch Dog's design molds (via Lee) and bought 2, one 240 gr. RNFP and a 265 gr. RNFP. Very good, accurate shooting in all 5 of my 44 Magnums. My Rossi 92 seems to "prefer" the 265 gr bullet (cast from my 1...
by mikld
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cast Boolits?
Replies: 21
Views: 527

Re: Cast Boolits?

Twodot wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:22 pm
Do you guys that are successful accessing the site have Mac's?
..
No, just a 4 year old HP with windows 10 and Google Chrome. Same here as Marlinman, down just one day...
by mikld
Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Great New-shooter Video
Replies: 1
Views: 117

Re: Great New-shooter Video

She's good! At first I was thinking, "just another youtube "expert's" video", kinda like "internet wisdom", then I saw her last name (Miculek) and kept watching. She could teach me a LOT!.
by mikld
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cast Boolits?
Replies: 21
Views: 527

Re: Cast Boolits?

Closed for upgrading server. Should be open now...
by mikld
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How did they miss this one?
Replies: 7
Views: 487

How did they miss this one?

I watched an old movie tonight that the BLM and NAACP, and far left democrat politicians, etc., must have missed. It is "Tarzan of The Apes" produced in 1932. It shows African natives (also with newsreel film clips from the 1930s) that were not college graduates nor politicians, pro athletes or ente...
by mikld
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scouting is dead to me
Replies: 20
Views: 999

Re: Scouting is dead to me

I tried scouting, and it wasn't the program that bothered me, it was the "scouts" that were always acting up that turned me off. The Scout Master couldn't control as the meetings were a waste of time. Don't know about other areas but here in So. Oregon there are TV ads for legal services for those a...
by mikld
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which would be funnier....?
Replies: 10
Views: 884

Re: Which would be funnier....?

I'm with wannabe. Same guy just the first pic he had a haircut...
by mikld
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Those Henry Big Boy Metal Buttplates
Replies: 12
Views: 577

Re: Those Henry Big Boy Metal Buttplates

Blaine wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:57 am
mikld wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:56 am
Once was enough... :oops:
Once of what? Inquiring minds want to know. :? 8)
A faux pas (screw up) on my part and posted twice. One post wuz 'nuf...
by mikld
Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Those Henry Big Boy Metal Buttplates
Replies: 12
Views: 577

Re: Those Henry Big Boy Metal Buttplates

Once was enough... :oops:
by mikld
Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Those Henry Big Boy Metal Buttplates
Replies: 12
Views: 577

Re: Those Henry Big Boy Metal Buttplates

I don't have a Henry, but my Puma was in need of something. So I added a leather, lace on butt pad. Kinda kept the essence of a lever gun... The Carbine model here; https://www.buffaloarms.com/shooting-supplies-accessories/recoil-shields-and-cheek-pads/slip-on-lace-up-butt-pads/competition-butt-tame...
by mikld
Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lighten Up Francis
Replies: 5
Views: 476

Re: Lighten Up Francis

:lol: Thanks Jim, good way to start a day... :lol:
by mikld
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayer request
Replies: 13
Views: 597

Re: Prayer request

Yes sir. Prayers for speedy recovery...
by mikld
Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SNAKE!
Replies: 14
Views: 753

Re: SNAKE!

Good shot! Looks big enough for maybe two tacos... :D
by mikld
Wed May 27, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sure hard to get away from China
Replies: 18
Views: 739

Re: Sure hard to get away from China

It's all about the dollar. Americans normally don't/won't spend any more money than necessary and vendors here save money by buying from China, even when shipping halfway around the world. If a vendor or manufacturer can save on parts, even a few cents per unit helps "the bottom line" which is what ...
by mikld
Wed May 27, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Modern Levergun review by IraqVeteran8888
Replies: 2
Views: 346

Re: Modern Levergun review by IraqVeteran8888

Excellent. But he didn't put 30 rounds down range in 7.95 seconds... :roll: Good to see a levergun review.
by mikld
Sat May 23, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This Explains A Lot
Replies: 12
Views: 750

Re: This Explains A Lot

All a "minority" of any sort needs to do get preference is just threatening a lawsuit. I worked for the City of LA and saw it happen more than once...
by mikld
Fri May 22, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dirty Harry 44?
Replies: 39
Views: 1269

Re: Dirty Harry 44?

FWIW; I got my first 44 Magnum really cheap. A feller bought a 629, fired mebbe one box of factory loads and couldn't handle the recoil/muzzle blast. Late '80s and I still have it and shoot it...
by mikld
Fri May 22, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oh Heck Yes!! I Want One Of These!!
Replies: 14
Views: 874

Re: Oh Heck Yes!! I Want One Of These!!

I used to have some old Mechanic's Illustrated mags from the '30s and '40s and there were a few articles on Flying Cars, and a couple of home made ones that actually worked. I guess the country isn't ready for idiots on the roads and in the air... :wink:
by mikld
Thu May 21, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dirty Harry 44?
Replies: 39
Views: 1269

Re: Dirty Harry 44?

The ones I saw looked like my large, "N" frame S&Ws. IIRC in one scene he mentioned he used 44 Specials (on the combat course/town)...
by mikld
Tue May 19, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Back open?
Replies: 18
Views: 768

Re: Back open?

I think many/most of the "shut downs" are politically motivated. There are precautions that should be used, but the most restrictions are "look at how well I'm taking care of you" moves with little thought. In our small town the largest gas station stopped pumping gas for the customers (in Oregon, g...
by mikld
Fri May 15, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .38 in .357 lever leading question
Replies: 17
Views: 692

Re: .38 in .357 lever leading question

I shot my first 38 Special in '68 and started reloading for it in '69. I got my first 357 Magnum in '71. I had way more brass, handloads and even some factory ammo in 38 Special than 357 (and at that time was on a very tight budget), so naturally I fired 38 Specials in my 357 Magnum. I reloaded main...
by mikld
Mon May 04, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Powder for 45 colt clone
Replies: 14
Views: 641

Re: Powder for 45 colt clone

I've used a lot of Unique and Universal under a 250 RNFP. I'm good with lower loads for around 800 fps...
by mikld
Sun May 03, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why They Can't Get Covid-19 in Jacksonville?????
Replies: 24
Views: 1031

Re: Why They Can't Get Covid-19 in Jacksonville?????

Hey, I be a beeliber. She seem like she be putdy smart woman and she got that sky in tifik stuff behind her repord...

I'm surprised that video is still on line. :roll:
by mikld
Sun May 03, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rationing Out My . . . . . . . . . . Reloading Fun
Replies: 9
Views: 415

Re: Rationing Out My . . . . . . . . . . Reloading Fun

I too soon ran out of room for my finished ammo so at 500rds I had to stop.
Oh, the problems of abundance, I feel for ya brother... :D
by mikld
Sat May 02, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tiny Tim.
Replies: 4
Views: 366

Re: Tiny Tim.

Thanks gamekeeper, I needed a good laugh this morning... :lol:
by mikld
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Just Couldn't Help Myself!!
Replies: 4
Views: 277

Re: I Just Couldn't Help Myself!!

Shame on you man! No self control? Typical addictive behavior. You are in need of a 12 Step Program to help you overcome your addiction. (Nah!, jes go shootin' and then you will have a bunch of empties to re-stuff :lol: ).
by mikld
Fri Apr 24, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PrayersUP please
Replies: 31
Views: 950

Re: PrayersUP please

Praying for your brother, and for comfort for the family...
by mikld
Fri Apr 24, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SKS 'Truck Guns' are back...
Replies: 21
Views: 851

Re: SKS 'Truck Guns' are back...

I got my Russian way back when they were $79.00. I really like it after I put a Ram-Lie "sporter" stock on it, it fits me much better. With receiver sights and imported ammo I was able to keep groups around 2" on a good day, to more common 3" at around 60-75 yards. For some reason I didn't reload or...
by mikld
Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Primer pocket thingy?
Replies: 14
Views: 569

Re: Primer pocket thingy?

K.I.S.S.! For a bit over 25 years I have been using an plain counter sink. When I first encountered primer crimps, I immediately thought of a countersink (lifelong machinist/mechanic). I have no count on military crimps removed, but I have had zero problems, quick, easy and inexpensive. (9mm, 5.56, ...
by mikld
Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SPAM
Replies: 20
Views: 695

Re: SPAM

The only equal of a fried Spam sandwich is a fried baloney sammich...
by mikld
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NEW VIRUS TOPIC
Replies: 21
Views: 711

Re: NEW VIRUS TOPIC

So far my only source of info it the news media, which has a tendency to spin things to meet their democrat, leftist agenda. I haven't believed anything I read in the papers and see on the TV news in a few decades, from personal experience (observing something taking place then reading about it in a...
by mikld
Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HAPPY GLORIOUS RESURRECTION
Replies: 12
Views: 385

Re: HAPPY GLORIOUS RESURRECTION

Happy Resurrection Day! One Church I used to attend mostly called it that, Resurrection Day a bit more then Easter, but no big deal. God Bless...