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by ethang
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do ALL AR-15 front sight adjustment tools suck...???
Replies: 3
Views: 194

Re: Do ALL AR-15 front sight adjustment tools suck...???

I have used the Troy Industries tool at work and it has been great. Most people use them incorrectly which is what breaks off the tabs.
by ethang
Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Done
Replies: 8
Views: 592

Re: Picked Up my New XL 750 Last Night

I want a new 750 but my first generation 650 still works so darn well I just can't justify it...

but then I started thinking if I had another 650...
by ethang
Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rossi levergun
Replies: 15
Views: 779

Re: Rossi levergun

Mine is a few years old but a good soak in hot water took off the factory "finish". Then I put a hand rubbed linseed oil finish on it and it looks pretty good. It is very relaxing on a cold winter day to put another hand rubbed coat on.
by ethang
Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: took my new EDC knife on a walk through the wood
Replies: 56
Views: 2263

Re: took my new EDC knife on a walk through the wood

At work have been carrying the same Smith and Wesson Swat that I got as a academy graduation present. Lots of use and abuse over the years, seat belts, ammo boxes, heck I have pulled license plates off with it when I couldn't find a screwdriver. Still kicking and will cut the occasional steak when I...
by ethang
Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For those curious about the 350 Legend....
Replies: 35
Views: 1685

Re: For those curious about the 350 Legend....

There is already something in 358. The 358 yeti. Its a 308 case chopped and shouldered. but is that a straight walled cartridge? Living in the lower half of Michigan, we are shotgun, muzzle loader or the new straight walled cartridge only. I really like the idea of the 350, but don't like the .355 ...
by ethang
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HOUSE GUN REVISITED
Replies: 24
Views: 920

Re: HOUSE GUN REVISITED

Catshooter touched on the matter of noise if you actually need to shoot in the house.. One thing you might want to seriously consider is a pair of Electronic ear muffs stored with any home defense weapon/flashlight combo. Much cheaper than a suppressor and gives the added benefit of amplifying sound.
by ethang
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 39A and Winchester ammo
Replies: 7
Views: 628

Re: 39A and Winchester ammo

I have some OLD Winchester 22 ammo left that is very good. The new stuff.... not so much. Mini Mags just flat out shoot well in everything I have ever shot them out of.
by ethang
Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ok....im impressed.
Replies: 11
Views: 740

Re: Ok....im impressed.

I'm picking up a Marlin 1894 CST (357 Mag threaded) tomorrow, so I guess I'll see how they are... Then I have to decide which of my existing firearms to sell off to fund the purchase. I am resisting one of these. I really like my Rossi but a CST might replace her. Good to see the quality is improvi...
by ethang
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question for the "Rossi Whisperers"
Replies: 11
Views: 739

Re: Question for the "Rossi Whisperers"

I have a 20" 357 I bought several years ago that did the same thing. Would lock the action up tight and would have to coax the loading gate to free it up. I changed out the magazine spring and the follower to an aftermarket spring and metal follower and that fixed it. Much easier to load now and no ...
by ethang
Wed May 22, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .357 Mag Handloading with H110 vs Lil'Gun Powders. A Surprising Result
Replies: 25
Views: 1480

Re: .357 Mag Handloading with H110 vs Lil'Gun Powders. A Surprising Result

Steve you and I have talked about this load combination on another forum. I settled on an almost duplicate of Steve's load in my Rossi some time ago. I only have a 20 inch model, but my velocity results are nearly identical to Steve's. Rossi 357s sometimes will develop a slight smile or bulge due to...
by ethang
Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making Hard-boiled Eggs Palatable
Replies: 42
Views: 2058

Re: Making Hard-boiled Eggs Palatable

try steaming instead of boiling.. easy peeling, not rubbery and no green yoke.
by ethang
Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rifle for AL hogs
Replies: 17
Views: 1503

Re: Rifle for AL hogs

Lots of great responses. Thanks for the advice. I have the most time and training on an AR and would be very confident with it and my duty loads, I like the 357 the best and in the best words of Judge Smails, am no slouch with it. The 30/30, I have the least time actually shooting it, but it is kind...
by ethang
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rifle for AL hogs
Replies: 17
Views: 1503

Rifle for AL hogs

My SIL is doing his best to set up a hog hunt when I come down next month for a visit. His host is recommending an AR15, which is what my SIL wants to use.. of course I am trying to decide between my open sight pre-64 and my recently equipped with a vintage peep sight, post 94(Thanks Sixgun). My oth...
by ethang
Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do you carry your 1911?
Replies: 47
Views: 2765

Re: How do you carry your 1911?

Been carrying in the same horsehide Kramer IWB since the early 90's. Great rig. When I carry my Officers ACP it's in a Safariland Paddle. I have a Galco Avenger, but find it does not give me enough concealment for anything lighter than a winter coat. If I had to pick one do it all it would be the Kr...
by ethang
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Deal with confidence
Replies: 13
Views: 811

Re: Deal with confodence

I too just bought a sight from Jack and it was not as described. It was old, the blueing was very deep and worn around the edges, it smelled of old gun oil and it did not come with any instructions... Oh and it took him 1 whole day to ship it out, which he did before he received payment BTW.... and ...
by ethang
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1894 XTR receiver sight
Replies: 10
Views: 925

Re: 1894 XTR receiver sight

thanks for posting this Mac. I have been on the fence looking for a nice period correct peep for my pre 64 and could not resist Sixgun's Redfield. We came to an agreeable accord and soon I will have his nice sight mounted on my 1894. I bought it a few years ago, but the rear sight had been ground do...
by ethang
Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Done
Replies: 20
Views: 1632

Re: Finally Got Around to Chronoing My New Loads

Steve, I am using the exact same Lil'gun loads in my 20 Rossi and my velocity results mirror yours. 17.7-18 grains and it shoots great. I have only tried a couple loads with 296 but did notice a difference in the case swell at the base with these compared to the Lil'gun loads. Don't know if it's wor...
by ethang
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: rossi forum
Replies: 4
Views: 625

rossi forum

In the interest of all things lever gun, anybody else having issues with the Ranchdog Rossi forum?
by ethang
Fri May 04, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94 Classic 20 inch
Replies: 10
Views: 1352

Re: Winchester 94 Classic 20 inch

I have a 20" 94 Classic made in 1968 and the action is stiffer than most of my other 94's. I bought it new in the box 20 years ago and it hadn't been fired until I did. It has loosened up a little but not that much. It is an accurate and beautiful rifle but a sad testament to the decline of Winches...
by ethang
Thu May 03, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94 Classic 20 inch
Replies: 10
Views: 1352

Re: Winchester 94 Classic 20 inch

Well I bought it and took it to the range today and thats when the problems started. The stiff action kinda concerned me, but not enough to pass on it. Well, at the range after charging it, the action locked up tight, trigger would not press and it took me a minute to free it up and get it to cycle....
by ethang
Wed May 02, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94 Classic 20 inch
Replies: 10
Views: 1352

Re: Winchester 94 Classic 20 inch

bore looks great. Action has hardly any rub marks on the bolt or the lever. I don't think it has been shot much at all, just really stiff with the hammer down.
by ethang
Wed May 02, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94 Classic 20 inch
Replies: 10
Views: 1352

Winchester 94 Classic 20 inch

Looking at a Classic model with the 20 inch Octagon barrel. Overall it's in decent shape, there is some corrosion where the wood meets the metal. One thing odd though, cycling the action with the hammer down is harder than any other 94 I have or used. With the hammer thumbed back it's not bad, but m...
by ethang
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 13 PROBLEMS WITH PORK
Replies: 47
Views: 4782

Re: 13 PROBLEMS WITH PORK

"The problem with internet quotes is that you cant always depend on their accuracy" -Abraham Lincoln, 1864


true story. I saw it on FB
by ethang
Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Slicking up Rossi 92s
Replies: 10
Views: 906

Re: Slicking up Rossi 92s

I went that route with my first Rossi, a 45 Colt. The video was very easy to follow and my results were splendid. I learned much about my rifle. It ended up being slick as heck. My second Rossi I just sprayed it out and cycled it several thousand times. It is also slick as heck. I don't think you ca...
by ethang
Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Right Decent Rossi 92 in 45 Colt
Replies: 11
Views: 1408

Re: A Right Decent Rossi 92 in 45 Colt

I am going on 2 years with my 357 Rossi. I cleaned it, worked the lever a few thousand times and shot it. I found it did not need any smoothing as so many like to do. Feeds everything I put through it and will hold easily into the half grapefruit target I like to shoot. I refinished the stock with h...
by ethang
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Contender/Encore 357 Max or Mag
Replies: 7
Views: 675

Re: Contender/Encore 357 Max or Mag

A 357 Max barrel would go great in Michigan's new PCC zone. I am rather fond of my Encore... hmmmmm
by ethang
Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Homegrown tomatoes and BLTs.
Replies: 19
Views: 1383

Re: Homegrown tomatoes and BLTs.

Won't see a homegrown tomato till late July early August around here. There is nothing finer than a BLT with one though. Store bought just has no flavor.
by ethang
Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I had no need for a new 30/30....
Replies: 20
Views: 2221

Re: I had no need for a new 30/30....

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f337/egrant/IMG_1114_zpsb3cysupg.jpg I should have used a different target, but I am cheap. This is an old box of 170 soft points I bought in the mid 90's when I bought my Ranger. Got into a debate with one of my buddies at work today who " doesn't have any use for...
by ethang
Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I had no need for a new 30/30....
Replies: 20
Views: 2221

Re: I had no need for a new 30/30....

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f337/egrant/IMG_1114_zpsb3cysupg.jpg I should have used a different target, but I am cheap. This is an old box of 170 soft points I bought in the mid 90's when I bought my Ranger. Got into a debate with one of my buddies at work today who " doesn't have any use for...
by ethang
Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I had no need for a new 30/30....
Replies: 20
Views: 2221

Re: I had no need for a new 30/30....

If it was unfired it is no longer. I only had some old Remington ammo I scrounged up from work and didn't have much time over lunch. My first shot is the single, I did not hold the fore end. The next three I did. Only 50 yards but 4 inches high needed some adjustment. http://i50.photobucket.com/albu...
by ethang
Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I had no need for a new 30/30....
Replies: 20
Views: 2221

Re: I had no need for a new 30/30....

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f337/egrant/Rossi%2092/09048A62-6153-4493-94A7-771AD0B336D0_zpswo5upknk.jpg just your basic run of the mill AE94 http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f337/egrant/Rossi%2092/A863CD18-435B-4D02-B357-709884ACE04C_zpsyuqsn9zr.jpg first time I have ever played with a scope...
by ethang
Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I had no need for a new 30/30....
Replies: 20
Views: 2221

Re: I had no need for a new 30/30....

ethang, glad you got a real gem of a 94, now tell me about not being able to use a 30-30 in lower part of Michigan. Where are you and when was this passed? I lived in Isabella county years ago. Zone 3 in Southern Michigan has been a shotgun/muzzle loader only zone since the 50's. The last few years...
by ethang
Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I had no need for a new 30/30....
Replies: 20
Views: 2221

I had no need for a new 30/30....

I have no need at all for another 30/30. Can't hunt deer with them in lower Michigan, have a Rossi 357 which is my fun gun. Two for sale ads popped up last week. One was for a Pre-64 with a Lyman peep for a decent price on a local forum. I texted and PM'd the seller and never heard back. No clue wha...
by ethang
Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Home made ice cream
Replies: 28
Views: 2461

Re: Home made ice cream

I like knowing how to pronounce all the ingredients in things. Can't do that with most store-bought stuff. Plus the homemade tastes much better.
by ethang
Mon Jan 30, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Springfield Saint....Any Opinions?
Replies: 22
Views: 1129

Re: The Springfield Saint....Any Opinions?

We just got a couple in at work to T&E in the next couple weeks. Have not had a chance to shoot them yet but overall assembly and fit is very good, trigger is much better than an average GI trigger. The feel of the for end is really growing on me, it's very comfortable. I will try and post once we g...
by ethang
Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Henry Golden Boy Endurance Run
Replies: 162
Views: 8968

Re: Henry Golden Boy Endurance Run

I hope they give you a good deal on it. Love my Henry and it's good to know 30K will be no problem.

Thanks for doing this and posting up.
by ethang
Fri Oct 21, 2016 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AR15 sling info and advice wanted **UPDATE**
Replies: 7
Views: 2003

Re: AR15 sling info and advice wanted

MrMurphy wrote:Magpul MS3 or 4 would do if you had to do both.
^ This

I have had a Vickers for years and still prefer it, but got to use the Magpul at a Patrol Rifle class recently and really liked it.
by ethang
Wed Sep 07, 2016 7:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Walmart Marlin 1895
Replies: 30
Views: 2499

Re: Walmart Marlin 1895

plowboy 45 wrote:Oh, thanks ethang for bringing this sale to our attention
I was just passing along information I received from another source. Glad those that got them, got them. $250 was just too good to pass up.
by ethang
Sun Sep 04, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best gun lube for the Model 92?
Replies: 25
Views: 1478

Re: Best gun lube for the Model 92?

Pisgah wrote:Sperm oil.
or lacking sperm, Mobil 1 in any weight you have handy works really well.
by ethang
Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Walmart Marlin 1895
Replies: 30
Views: 2499

Re: Walmart Marlin 1895

Is this nationwide? What sorcery is this?! Its supposed to be nationwide but has been going on for a couple days. From what I have read, some Walmarts have not been notified yet so the clearance pricing is not displayed on the tag or in the scan system, they have to pull the updates or something fr...
by ethang
Mon Aug 29, 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Walmart Marlin 1895
Replies: 30
Views: 2499

Re: Walmart Marlin 1895

FWiedner wrote:Really?

I think I'm going shopping...

:lol:
Good luck. I was late to the party and did not expect to find one. Now I have been reading up on the 45/70 all evening.

I was all set to invest in a 44/40 after reading the other thread, now this..
by ethang
Mon Aug 29, 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Walmart Marlin 1895
Replies: 30
Views: 2499

Walmart Marlin 1895

Anybody else pick one up? I had no idea I wanted or needed one till I heard about the clearance sale. Stopped by and while I was asking to see it there was a phone call about it... $299 + a box of bullets because I can't stand not having ammo for a gun. Now I will be prepared if we get bears or moos...
by ethang
Fri Aug 12, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Dan Pistol Pack is here!
Replies: 18
Views: 1399

Re: My Dan Pistol Pack is here!

Nice.

I have wanted one of those since watching the pilot for TJ Hooker when he went into his trunk and pulled it out.
by ethang
Thu May 26, 2016 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need a new lap top
Replies: 19
Views: 945

Re: Need a new lap top

I made the switch to an iMac a couple months ago and will never go back to Windows. Expensive but so far worth it. Look for a used older model.
by ethang
Tue Nov 24, 2015 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Deer killed ---is this bullet performance good?
Replies: 22
Views: 1478

Re: Deer killed ---is this bullet performance good?

I took a doe this morning at about 90 yards with factory 158 Federal SP in a 20 inch Rossi. Two solid shots, one was double lung, one took the top of the heart. Both were pass throughs, the chest cavity was jelly and had a good blood trail. She went about 10 yards. I am very happy with the performan...
by ethang
Fri Oct 16, 2015 6:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .300 Blackout or .357
Replies: 37
Views: 3299

Re: .300 Blackout or .357

I just picked up a Rossi 92 in 357 a couple months ago. Mine was rough out of the box, but has slicked up very nicely just working the action watching TV. Accurate, light, easy to carry and hits hard. I like AR15's, but love leverguns. My vote is for a 357.
by ethang
Wed Sep 09, 2015 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recent Rossi 92
Replies: 18
Views: 1569

Re: Recent Rossi 92

Lansing area Jerry. I have heard Interarms are a better finished rifle than the Rossi's. I still just like an oil finish.
by ethang
Tue Sep 08, 2015 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recent Rossi 92
Replies: 18
Views: 1569

Re: Recent Rossi 92

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f337/egrant/Mobile%20Uploads/7CC8A17D-DA28-4DE7-A018-9AD8CCFD009D_zpshrz3gxoh.jpg Over the very warm weekend I put a few more coats on. This is nothing but removing the stock Rossi dye, and numerous coats of 20+ year old boiled linseed oil. The first few were thinn...
by ethang
Sun Sep 06, 2015 6:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recent Rossi 92
Replies: 18
Views: 1569

Re: Recent Rossi 92

Some years ago at an AR15 site was a shooting challenge by a gunsmith for all the people who post one great group off a bench, but really can't shoot. I am not by any means claiming to be one of those who can shoot, but the challenge was holding 10 rounds off hand at 50 yards on a grapefruit. Hence ...