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by earlmck
Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Model 94 feeding issue
Replies: 13
Views: 271

Re: Model 94 feeding issue

What are the thought on reload the 110gr FNSP bullet to 2.35" with IMR 4064 at 34 grains? Would that be a compressed load to worry much about pressure? Would there be a concern loading shorter rounds racking the lever? This is not a powder/bullet combination I have ever loaded so I have no first-ha...
by earlmck
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: I guess I’m a bad boss...
Replies: 5
Views: 113

Re: I guess I’m a bad boss...

That's quite a rant doc, but right on. My mind is totally boggled: I can't imagine a functional human being who has noticed the "stuff" going on in this country voting for any democrat ever again. But from the poles it looks like there are an awful lot who plan to do so.
by earlmck
Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This may be old news ....
Replies: 5
Views: 611

Re: This may be old news ....

It is kinda' old news since R.W. Ballou did the same thing 15 years ago and wrote it up for "Gun Digest" and then a couple years later did a more comprehensive write up in "Rifle" magazine. But he used regular steel rifle tubular magazines and so didn't blister the paint on his board, so it wasn't n...
by earlmck
Sat Oct 10, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: a big day
Replies: 14
Views: 303

Re: a big day

There you are just hitting your prime, Jerry. Congrats, and keep on shootin'!
by earlmck
Sat Oct 10, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Frankenstein Hepburn
Replies: 31
Views: 830

Re: My Frankenstein Hepburn

My friend shoots a lot of BPCR and BPTR, and cleans after each shot. From what I've seen watching him consistently hit at 1,000 yds. he's got it figured out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysyE0BI1dz4&t=7s&ab_channel=SagebrushLongshots Our best shooters (the folks from Washington who consistently ...
by earlmck
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keyhole and "Bent" bullet? Need Help
Replies: 17
Views: 729

Re: Keyhole and "Bent" bullet? Need Help

You'd have to know something more about the load details to see if Blue Dot was "scary" in this application. Blue Dot is one of my favorite powders for cast bullet shooting (which is pretty much all I shoot these days) and would be quite an appropriate choice for the 6mm Remington, giving loads at o...
by earlmck
Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Frankenstein Hepburn
Replies: 31
Views: 830

Re: My Frankenstein Hepburn

Earl, the flat iron steak must be a new addition. I approve! That's about the only cut we get when we butcher out one of these 3/8" thick steel buffalo, Bill. The BPA site I worked on was at the top of Pine Mountain, and we thought late June was safe to do the site. We arrived there Monday morning,...
by earlmck
Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Frankenstein Hepburn
Replies: 31
Views: 830

Re: My Frankenstein Hepburn

If this is the range at Millican, I've been there long ago. Back in the 1990's I was doing a job for BPA and passed the range one evening on the way back to town. I swung in and visited with some guys who were shooting their BPCR rifles, but not knowing the range existed I hadn't brought an old rif...
by earlmck
Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Frankenstein Hepburn
Replies: 31
Views: 830

Re: My Frankenstein Hepburn

Now that is one sweet rifle Val! You need to stuff some black in that old babe and bring her over to the COSSA range east of Bend. We shoot 'em every fourth Saturday, April to October from 300 to 1000 yards. The Washington shooters have kinda' been kickin' our butts so we could really use another g...
by earlmck
Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Frankenstein Hepburn
Replies: 31
Views: 830

Re: My Frankenstein Hepburn

Now that is one sweet rifle Val! You need to stuff some black in that old babe and bring her over to the COSSA range east of Bend. We shoot 'em every fourth Saturday, April to October from 300 to 1000 yards. The Washington shooters have kinda' been kickin' our butts so we could really use another go...
by earlmck
Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: He growed him a dang melon ...
Replies: 5
Views: 535

Re: He growed him a dang melon ...

Dang fine job of it, Bill. Now you have it figured out you should do some more next year.
by earlmck
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruger Buys Marlin
Replies: 18
Views: 675

Re: Ruger Buys Marlin

This is going to be interesting....finally, after 30 years, a Marlin that will work......and hold up.---6 Prior to Remington buying Marlin in 2008 I never heard of any issues with Marlin firearms. Well there were "Marlin jam #1" and "Marlin jam #2". My understanding is that these were a result of t...
by earlmck
Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help with Rossi 92 feeding problem
Replies: 11
Views: 375

Re: Help with Rossi 92 feeding problem

Stevie is the only one of your "helpers" to diagnose your particular problem. If two cartridges are trying to get onto the lifter at the same time you have a cartridge-stop problem. I wonder if you lost the little spring when you reassembled the rifle after slicking it up?
by earlmck
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .38-40 WCF
Replies: 47
Views: 967

Re: .38-40 WCF

I am envious of the many fine 38/40's some of you levergunners have. I had thought I was pretty well-fixed but now I'm not so sure. When I was 9 years old my grandmother noticed I never went anywhere without my trusty 22, so she decided I would have been the apple of my grandfathers eye (he'd died b...
by earlmck
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Off to war.... in the context of ‘peaceful’ protests...
Replies: 7
Views: 303

Re: Off to war.... in the context of ‘peaceful’ protests...

Extremely well-said doc. This coming election will be fascinating to watch -- I can't imagine anyone who has been watching stuff happening in this nation ever again voting for a democrat. That will be the question though is "how many people are paying any attention"? I'm living in a state (Oregon) w...
by earlmck
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Duplex Loading the .44-40
Replies: 38
Views: 4227

Re: Duplex Loading the .44-40

I want to add my "I'll second that motion!" to Bryan Austin and Cowboy Tutt. This has been a fascinating thread, even for those of us who don't burn very much black. I'm embarrassed that I haven't yet tried a little duplexing in my 44/40 or 38/40 but for the 38/40 which is my main cowboy silhouette ...
by earlmck
Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dupont No.1 Smokeless Rifle Powder (Load Data "Wrapper")
Replies: 5
Views: 284

Re: Dupont No.1 Smokeless Rifle Powder (Load Data "Wrapper")

Thanks for that picture Bryan -- very interesting. That would be quite the useful powder to have around for us folks who shoot the old ones. Must have been similar burning rate to the good old SR 4759 that we no longer have available, but a bit bulkier yet. TrailBoss is quite a lot bulkier than that...
by earlmck
Sun Aug 16, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Firewood and Firearms
Replies: 12
Views: 915

Re: Firewood and Firearms

For the past decade I have had a nifty place to hunt where I throw a morning elk hunt and if I don't see anything of note (which is usually the case) I spend a few hours cutting a partial load of firewood. Yes, I know that a fellow should be able to cut a full load in a few hours but this is the wil...
by earlmck
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 32 20 Lil gun load
Replies: 12
Views: 680

Re: 32 20 Lil gun load

For my 32/20 I have only loaded lower velocity plinker loads using Green Dot or Universal. So I played around with the 32/20 in QuickLoad and it looks like Lil' Gun might have been designed especially for turning the 32/20 into a magnum while keeping pressures within SAAMI specs. That ADI 2205 doesn...
by earlmck
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just one of those things I thought about today
Replies: 12
Views: 776

Re: Just one of those things I thought about today

Went on a little backpack trip last week with gkids and ggkids. Oldest gkid was saying he's feeling his age these days (couple years short of 40 :D ). I told him "and it isn't going to get any better from here!" But I have to say that other than getting a kick out of using movie quotes from movies a...
by earlmck
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: These are for pretty ...
Replies: 20
Views: 1081

Re: These are for pretty ...

Those old silvertips surely do add a touch of class. Very pretty ammunition! Just out of curiosity I looked at the load in QuickLoad, Jim. QL thinks that load would run about 42.7k psi, 2160 fps out of the carbine, so moving right along and just a scosh over SAAMI's 42K max. I seldom load a jacketed...
by earlmck
Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Navy Question....
Replies: 22
Views: 1790

Re: Navy Question....

piller wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:56 am
Now I understand why they had not yet begun to fight the fire.
:lol:
by earlmck
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another doctor's voice from the virus trenches
Replies: 5
Views: 484

Re: Another doctor's voice from the virus trenches

Good one Bill, I keep seeing this same info coming from real docs out in the trenches. And last week Fox News reported results of a large clinical study showing the treatment to be very effective. Oregon's Pharmacy Board has decreed that doctors here can't prescribe Hydroxychloroquine until we get t...
by earlmck
Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY earlmck.
Replies: 7
Views: 355

Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY earlmck.

Thanks much fellers. " 'nother year older and deeper in debt"... Well, the year older anyway.
by earlmck
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Navy Question....
Replies: 22
Views: 1790

Re: Navy Question....

I knew one of my blackshoe shipmates would have the answers. Thanks for your insights. So is this a new Bonnie Dick or the old one converted? I was on the old one in Jacksonville once to retrieve gear for a friend in one of our squadrons. This Bonhomme is the newer one, a smaller critter than the o...
by earlmck
Mon Jul 13, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For the boolit casters here ...
Replies: 37
Views: 1637

Re: For the boolit casters here ...

I've often used linotype in my lead mix to harden it up. But mentioned this to a guy recently and he went bananas! He said the antimony in linotype causes barrel leading? Anyone ever heard of this before? I've never had leading issues with mixing in liontype. I had the same reaction from one of the...
by earlmck
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For the boolit casters here ...
Replies: 37
Views: 1637

Re: For the boolit casters here ...

Bill, i bought 575lbs of boolits from a gentleman thats buys from estates. So been sorting them and melting diwn the bad ones into ingots. Got 13lbs of linotype letters. Them are some good looking ingots. Its addictive melting and pouring them huh! Todd/3leg Todd, a few years ago a fellow gave me a...
by earlmck
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are the odds...
Replies: 3
Views: 275

Re: What are the odds...

Yeah, fake.

ANTIFA doesn't pay wages -- it issues gift cards.
by earlmck
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Henry Big Boy issues
Replies: 18
Views: 1386

Re: Henry Big Boy issues

Sounds ammo related to me. I agree it sounds ammo to me. Look at that 357 brass, I bet it is swelled towards the base. The 38 special being lower pressure won't stick like hot stuff. As for the action feeling gritty it's possible that your trying to make if work could have raised a burr but I doubt...
by earlmck
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Free digital copies of Survival Reloading
Replies: 5
Views: 329

Re: Free digital copies of Survival Reloading

Thanks Jim! I sure hope I never have to use your survival techniques for serious but that is mighty interesting. The things a kid will try :D
by earlmck
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need some Marlin 1893 takedown advice
Replies: 11
Views: 541

Re: Need some Marlin 1893 takedown advice

I know many levergunners are enamored by rifles with 20 inch or shorter barrels. I prefer 24 inch octagon barrels as they hang and point better for me . But for this takedown 1893 in .38-55 chambering , I am going to build it as a 30 inch barrel with a full length Tube magazine. Can always cut it d...
by earlmck
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Overloading a Sixgun
Replies: 27
Views: 1550

Re: Overloading a Sixgun

So what is the story behind that particular one, Blaine?
by earlmck
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A 38-55 I missed....
Replies: 7
Views: 596

Re: A 38-55 I missed....

Nice! If I didn't already have my Marlin c'boy that Henry would be a prime candidate.
by earlmck
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cast Bullet Load in 30-30
Replies: 3
Views: 310

Re: Cast Bullet Load in 30-30

Bridger, that would be a nice load pressure-wise but must churn up around 2000 fps velocity. Go ahead and give it a try: plenty of people get good accuracy with their 30 cals at that velocity but I am not one of them. I seem to get my acceptable accuracy more in the 1700 fps range which I would reac...
by earlmck
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Could sure use some prayers tonight
Replies: 16
Views: 720

Re: Could sure use some prayers tonight

You've got it!
by earlmck
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bailing wire, twine, duct tape and now we have.....
Replies: 9
Views: 607

Bailing wire, twine, duct tape and now we have.....

JB Weld! .... That's how I attached the receiver sight to the little Henry 22. Was going to drill/tap to attach as usual. As most of you know what looks like the receiver on the Henry is really an aluminum shell covering the mechanism. I figured I'd just go through the aluminum and get some "bite" i...
by earlmck
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .177 junior air rifle.
Replies: 12
Views: 513

Re: .177 junior air rifle.

For the past couple of months the afternoon entertainment when I visit my friend Butch is to take our beer, peanuts, and lawn chairs out to his front pasture and pop sage rats (Belding ground squirrels). He uses his RWS and I have the Norica Dragon. We do pretty good out to 30 yards or so but past t...
by earlmck
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Basic Gun Handling - more complex than I thought...
Replies: 7
Views: 506

Re: Basic Gun Handling - more complex than I thought...

Thanks for that link -- sending it to the daughter who lives in zombieland. And I'm watching it again, too!
by earlmck
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More on "Barrel-length-versus-velocity" - with 22 LR
Replies: 8
Views: 464

Re: More on "Barrel-length-versus-velocity" - with 22 LR

No wonder the grandkid's little "Cricket" is such a potent critter-getter: probably putting out more poop than my 24" barreled target rifle. And danged near as accurate, too I suspect. I figured there'd be some length past which velocity dropped off but I would have guessed it out there somewhere mo...
by earlmck
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If you had just one .44 mold ...
Replies: 23
Views: 1905

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

Bronco wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:47 am
One vote for LBT LFN 280 gr gc !
By the time it goes into the case it weighs 300grs ! Accuracy is good over a pile of 2400.
Yep. Though I use a pile and a quarter of something called H108 (a scosh faster than H110) that I got a lifetime supply of through some bargain deal about 25 years ago.
by earlmck
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question / POLL
Replies: 115
Views: 8118

Re: Question / POLL

75 and holding there for a few more weeks. Late to the Reloading game -- didn't discover loading until I was a sophomore in college at age 20. Bolted a C&H "C" press to the window sill of Waldo Hall at Oregon State University to load for the '17 Enfield that got shipped to me at the dormitory post o...
by earlmck
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 38/40 day -- Addendum
Replies: 15
Views: 1111

Re: 38/40 day

Very nice shooting Earl! I take it this is pistol caliber cowboy silhouette---offhand, correct? My group does their "own thing" with this silhouette stuff and we only shoot the 50 yard offhand. The other distances are sitting with cross-sticks. Or you can use the prone position if you think you wou...
by earlmck
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 38/40 day -- Addendum
Replies: 15
Views: 1111

Re: 38/40 day

Excellent pictures! That Winchester is beautiful. What bullet mold is that? Mine is a plain base mold and was thinking about trying a gas check design. My bride insisted that rifle come home with us from a local gun show somewhere around 35 years ago. And I try not to argue with that girl when she ...
by earlmck
Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 38/40 day -- Addendum
Replies: 15
Views: 1111

38/40 day -- Addendum

I finished loading a nice batch of the 38/40's and thought I should mention to anyone thinking the bullet pictured would be neat to have -- it has a design flaw. The top groove is just a narrow lube groove and not much use as a crimp groove. This would be a bad deal if loading for a revolver especia...
by earlmck
Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone else had trouble with Epson EcoTank printer?
Replies: 6
Views: 412

Re: Anyone else had trouble with Epson EcoTank printer?

We print quite a lot of "stuff" here. After cussing the ink-cartridge eating HP inkjet for years I went with a Lexmark color lazer. It has been wonderful. But -- there's no scanner with it.
by earlmck
Sun May 31, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quick load
Replies: 2
Views: 264

Re: Quick load

I seem to have had a failure in the PM department a couple days ago. QL does indeed have the Roberts Improved. See if you have a PM from me now with some info.
by earlmck
Fri May 29, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sure hard to get away from China
Replies: 18
Views: 1118

Re: Sure hard to get away from China

Sixgun wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 10:00 pm
what do you all think when chinas quality goes up...along with their prices?---6
"quality" isn't the issue I have with China that leads me to try to avoid buying stuff made there.
by earlmck
Tue May 26, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grandson and my latest project
Replies: 9
Views: 699

Re: Grandson and my latest project

They grow up quick: won't be long now.
by earlmck
Tue May 26, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sure hard to get away from China
Replies: 18
Views: 1118

Sure hard to get away from China

My old rule (pre-covid) was when buying some item made in U.S. and also made in China -- I'd pay up to 3X for "made in US" but after 3X I figured they were gouging me. New rule -- we don't buy "made in China" period. So I needed a new battery for my little pocket camera. Bunch of "made in China" one...
by earlmck
Thu May 14, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: quickload pressure estimates
Replies: 4
Views: 360

Re: quickload pressure estimates

Would if I could but my version of QL doesn't have CFE pistol powder in its data base.