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by earlmck
Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 5.5" redhawk article
Replies: 15
Views: 267

Re: 5.5" redhawk article

Thanks for posting that Grizz -- very interesting. And lots of other good stuff in the "journal". I had almost forgot that my all-time favorite revolver (7.5" bbl Redhawk) did indeed require quite a bit of honing to get it to allow my .430" bullets to slide through. That was 30 years ago and I have ...
by earlmck
Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NRA Filing Bankruptcy, Ditching New York
Replies: 29
Views: 455

Re: NRA Filing Bankruptcy, Ditching New York

"If they had a reasonable sized Board of Directors (5 or certainly no more than 7) the board would be able to control his excesses and send him packing. But with such a huge number of board members, the board is it's own bureaucracy and therefore ineffective." --earlmc Not always true. I belonged t...
by earlmck
Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blackhawk vs KFrame
Replies: 36
Views: 581

Re: Blackhawk vs KFrame

My first guess that Lil' Gun or H110 would be among the the top powder was wrong -- they are down there with the "also rans". Howdy Earl, that surprises me too. Will you run 7.5 grains of LG under the 3118 and the 311316 for me? I’m curious as to what QL says about velocity. 6” and 22” QL doesn't h...
by earlmck
Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NRA Filing Bankruptcy, Ditching New York
Replies: 29
Views: 455

Re: NRA Filing Bankruptcy, Ditching New York

I've been a Life Member for 50 years (yeah, I guess I got my money out of that one). And I still send 'em a Benjamin every January whether they look like they need it or not. But it is real hard to feel good about it so long as WLP is there. If they had a reasonable sized Board of Directors (5 or ce...
by earlmck
Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blackhawk vs KFrame
Replies: 36
Views: 581

Re: Blackhawk vs KFrame

The .32 WCF holds more powder, the .327 is a higher pressure round, but the difference in powder weight is just too much to overcome. My remaining 32/20 doesn't get high velocity loads -- it is used by grandkids shooting tin cans to about 50 yards. I no longer have a 327 Federal but intend to have ...
by earlmck
Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS----PA..Wheel Weights.*****ALL SOLD*****
Replies: 19
Views: 430

Re: FS----PA....Wheelweight Ingots

Dang it Six! If you were within a days drive of me I'd be on the way. Pennsylvania is just a couple bridges too far for the old kid.
by earlmck
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: At least in Italy the courts are willing to hear fraud evidence...
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Re: At least in Italy the courts are willing to hear fraud evidence...

Wow! You'd think that just a hint of this would somehow make the "news" here in the US of A...
by earlmck
Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advice on the best commercial cast bullet for Rossi .44 Mag
Replies: 12
Views: 282

Re: Advice on the best commercial cast bullet for Rossi .44 Mag

I don't have any good advice on a source for you Scott as I'm a "roll your own" sort of guy. My Rossi is a full .430 bore diameter and I'll bet yours is about the same. I'd guess any cowboy action bullet in the 200 to 240 grain range, of .430 diameter or greater will do the job for you. And if they ...
by earlmck
Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Meteorite Collectors
Replies: 29
Views: 595

Re: Meteorite Collectors

Now that is quite the find! And right here in my neck of the woods. Er... "high desert" in the local terminology; "sagebrush steppe" as the ecologist would say. If it would have been me stumbling over it I'd have just said "ouch" and left her right there and never known what I'd seen. Glad somebody ...
by earlmck
Tue Dec 22, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Postal system woes......
Replies: 28
Views: 767

Re: Postal system woes......

I've been buying lead whenever I see a decent deal: 50 to 65 lbs in a medium flat rate box. Those USPS flat rate box deals have been the only thing making shipping lead a reasonable proposition. So far all my boxes have wandered in -- sometimes a few days past the "projected delivery date", but not ...
by earlmck
Fri Dec 18, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Zuckerberg more involved than even we thought...
Replies: 1
Views: 165

Re: Zuckerberg more involved than even we thought...

What's the "executive summary" of that video doc? YouTube took it down before I could see it.
by earlmck
Wed Dec 16, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: shoulder replacement
Replies: 14
Views: 588

Re: shoulder replacement

I did say I was shooting quite a lot following shoulder surgery but forgot to mention that I cheat quite a bit. I don't shoot the BPCR rifle, the trapdoor Springfield or the Rossi 454 (and several others if shooting off a rest) without one of these -- called a "PQ Shooter's Friend" that I get from B...
by earlmck
Wed Dec 16, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hazards of wintertime projects
Replies: 7
Views: 401

Re: Hazards of wintertime projects

Boy that fire looks cozy, Earl. Burning juniper? I heard juniper dries cases faster than most other fuel woods. 8) Yeah, nice to sit here and keep the fire fed while the weather happens outside. I don't know if other wood would work to dry brass but the juniper had 'em nicely dry in a couple hours....
by earlmck
Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Epoch Times Documentary on Voter Fraud
Replies: 10
Views: 580

Re: Epoch Times Documentary on Voter Fraud

Made the mistake of watching this late last night. Sure had trouble getting to sleep!
by earlmck
Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Holiday goodness from New Mexico
Replies: 15
Views: 595

Re: Holiday goodness from New Mexico

One of the ggdaughters is coming over today to make these as a Christmas treat for her family. Hopefully there will be a few left over for me. Now regular ole' chocolate chip is probably my favorite but these are not too bad!
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by earlmck
Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hazards of wintertime projects
Replies: 7
Views: 401

Hazards of wintertime projects

Processing empties -- one of my wintertime projects. 30/30 is one of my main cartridges, I have this little "system" whereby I shoot all the R-P brass up and then switch to the WW brass while the R-P gets readied for re-use . Yesterday seemed a good time to size/deprime and then go ahead and wash th...
by earlmck
Sat Dec 12, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Done
Replies: 85
Views: 2240

Re: 'Winchesters' vs 'Winchesters' vs 'Winchesters'

And isn't it pretty dang fine that several outfits are making fine leverguns for our enjoyment?
by earlmck
Fri Dec 11, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: shoulder replacement
Replies: 14
Views: 588

Re: shoulder replacement

I think you'll be happy you did this JNG. And be sure to keep the new shoulder immobile as best you can for the 6 weeks. My Aunt Frankie had hers done not long after mine. Her doc didn't tell her to keep the shoulder immobile, and she was using it fairly soon. It took some years for her shoulder to ...
by earlmck
Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: shoulder replacement
Replies: 14
Views: 588

Re: shoulder replacement

gcs, you got some bad info -- you need to talk to a surgeon who is beyond the "practice" phase and has done enough of these shoulder replacements to know what he is doing. I waited way too long to get mine done -- I was to the point where I couldn't lift my right arm enough to get the car key into t...
by earlmck
Sun Dec 06, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 32 Win Spcl to 30-30 Conversion?
Replies: 44
Views: 1774

Re: 32 Win Spcl to 30-30 Conversion?

Oh boy -- sorry for the multiple posts there. For some reason the site decided to make a new post each time I did an "edit". Never had that happen before. Maybe I'd better be more careful to get everything said right the first time (not my usual skill set unfortunately).
by earlmck
Sun Dec 06, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 32 Win Spcl to 30-30 Conversion?
Replies: 44
Views: 1774

Re: 32 Win Spcl to 30-30 Conversion?

Thanks for posting McPherson's write up Vance. That was highly informative. When Hodgdon came out with LVR powder they tilted the power factor in favor of the 30/30 over the 32 Special. LVR gives the 170 grain bullet an extra couple hundred fps over other powders we normally use in the 30/30 but do...
by earlmck
Sun Dec 06, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 32 Win Spcl to 30-30 Conversion?
Replies: 44
Views: 1774

Re: 32 Win Spcl to 30-30 Conversion?

Thanks for posting McPherson's write up Vance. That was highly informative. When Hodgdon came out with LVR powder they tilted the power factor in favor of the 30/30 over the 32 Special. LVR gives the 170 grain bullet an extra couple hundred fps over other powders we normally use in the 30/30 but do...
by earlmck
Sun Dec 06, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 32 Win Spcl to 30-30 Conversion?
Replies: 44
Views: 1774

Re: 32 Win Spcl to 30-30 Conversion?

When Hodgdon came out with LVR powder they tilted the power factor in favor of the 30/30 over the 32 Special. LVR gives the 170 grain bullet an extra couple hundred fps over other powders we normally use in the 30/30 but doesn't do anything much for the 32 Spcl. But as I look at the Hodgdon reloadin...
by earlmck
Thu Dec 03, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fire Starter
Replies: 6
Views: 479

Fire Starter

Friend Butch has a back pasture which used to be solid with pine trees -- both ponderosa and lodgepole. The pine beetle works these hard and over the years has killed many of his trees. I went over yesterday to help cut a few of the dead ones out of his pasture -- three lodgepole pines made barely a...
by earlmck
Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Levergun Bison Hunt.....
Replies: 15
Views: 883

Re: Levergun Bison Hunt.....

Sounds like that was a real Hunt, and not just a Shoot. And a real fine rifle to use, too. That fellow did quite well.
by earlmck
Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage 99 scope mount location
Replies: 23
Views: 1052

Re: Savage 99 scope mount location

Yikes! that is back there where the mount is on the sloped part of the receiver. Seems like such a dumb location it definitely reduces the value of the rifle. I have several scoped 99's and whether factory or 'smith drilled, the rear mount is located in front of that indicator on the level part of t...
by earlmck
Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Done
Replies: 8
Views: 912

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

Steve has inspired me. Gotta' get me some of that Varathane for my loading area.
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by earlmck
Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Most of you probably know this ...
Replies: 27
Views: 1549

Re: Most of you probably know this ...

Any of us olde pharts caught by surprise by the present shortage have been asleep for the past decade.
by earlmck
Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 336RC in 35 Remington
Replies: 14
Views: 551

Re: Marlin 336RC in 35 Remington

Nice old gun. Fine old cartridge. Good find.
by earlmck
Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Home recovering from knee surgery- might get expensive
Replies: 15
Views: 483

Re: Home recovering from knee surgery- might get expensive

Streetstar, if you are already riding a bike after just 10 days you are coming along fast: I don't think I would have had the flex and strength until at least week 3 or more. I got my replacements about 5 1/2 years ago, managed a backpack trip 3 months later (very light pack, fairly gentle terrain),...
by earlmck
Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Odd Bullet Behavior
Replies: 11
Views: 519

Re: Odd Bullet Behavior

Back around 1989, I shot a buck in East Texas with a .308 165gr Nosler Balistic Tip over a heavy charge of 4064. Placement was right behind the shoulder and the shot was less than 20 yards with the deer perfectly broadside. That deer ran off and left a great blood trail. I waited a while and then t...
by earlmck
Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I would at least try this ...
Replies: 15
Views: 664

Re: I would at least try this ...

I don't think so. I want my beer to taste like beer and my food to taste like food. I often drink beer and eat peanuts together, but I don't mix 'em before hand. Though I have known people who do... I don't hang around with them any more.
by earlmck
Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speaking of inner child enthusiasm...
Replies: 3
Views: 233

Re: Speaking of inner child enthusiasm...

Wow! Now that would be fun!
by earlmck
Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone have experience with the 6.5-06?
Replies: 12
Views: 335

Re: Anyone have experience with the 6.5-06?

Friend of mine put one together a few years ago, standard (not improved) version. Lilja barrel installed by a local gunsmith, he did his own stock work. Most accurate rifle I have ever shot; even us fellers who don't do much bench-rest shooting seem to be able to keep that baby under minute-of-angle...
by earlmck
Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Veteran's Day -- Some things have got waaay better!
Replies: 21
Views: 1022

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

Griff wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:58 pm
Ray Newman wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 5:24 pm
"I plan to live long enuff to stand and urinate on Jane Fondas grave.
bob"
Not me. When I retired out, I made myself a promise to never stand in line again -- the line to here grave will be way too long....
:lol: :lol: :lol:
I'll second that Griff. Good 'un Ray!
by earlmck
Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: These bikes are somethin'!
Replies: 15
Views: 629

Re: These bikes are somethin'!

Hah! That looks amazingly close to my old '94 Honda XL 200, right down to the engine cc's and the top speed (slightly downhill with a tailwind maybe). That Honda is still in the family -- I gave it to a son-in-law and he likes to carry it along with his camper so he can bip around without having to ...
by earlmck
Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Veteran's Day -- Some things have got waaay better!
Replies: 21
Views: 1022

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

I thought that wound was healed, but it was just scabbed over.
by earlmck
Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Veteran's Day -- Some things have got waaay better!
Replies: 21
Views: 1022

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

Ouch! Looks like most of us old vets are not a forgiving bunch. I don't wear a "Nam-Vet" or "USN" hat unless I'm going to a vet meeting so I don't get "thanked" very often. 'Bout the only time I might is when I ask for my vet discount at Lowe's and then I can just respond that "it looks like you jus...
by earlmck
Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Veteran's Day -- Some things have got waaay better!
Replies: 21
Views: 1022

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

Met up with my old pard Butch yesterday to have lunch, a few beers, and generally do Veteran's Day in proper fashion. We picked up our burgers at Bogies, a quite decent Burger place on the east side of Bend. Headed back to his place where our beverages were waiting for our appreciation and as we dro...
by earlmck
Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Favorite Levergun Cartridge
Replies: 76
Views: 2100

Re: My Favorite Levergun Cartridge

My favorite is my Marlin 336A and a big reason (ollogger nailed it) is how much easier it is to find 30/30 brass in the grass vs. those little 32/20's. So I frequently shoot a 32/20 load out of my 30/30 and have the best of all worlds. 6-cavity mould makes a big pile of those 117 grain Ranch Dog bul...
by earlmck
Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Picture worth a thousand words
Replies: 24
Views: 1051

Re: Picture worth a thousand words

COSteve wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:45 am
6 Guys and 7 leverguns.

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

:shock: :lol:
Steve, back In them days the camera had to have somebody behind it to click the shutter. And he wanted his rifle included in the picture.
by earlmck
Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 357 vs 44 mag vs 44-40 popularity in lever guns
Replies: 39
Views: 1158

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

My accumulation seems to include one of each plus 45 Colt/454 Casull. Will ad a 327 Federal when somebody makes one in rifle configuration.
by earlmck
Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: THANK YOU TO ALL YOU VETERANS!
Replies: 11
Views: 267

Re: THANK YOU TO ALL YOU VETERANS!

Back at ya' fellers. I'll go see old pard Butch this afternoon (USMC 64-68) and we'll no doubt do a toast to all of you and an extra to them that didn't get back.

earlmck
USN 65-69
Tonkin Gulf and RVN 66-69
by earlmck
Sat Nov 07, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do they do it?
Replies: 22
Views: 783

Re: How do they do it?

Drove that stretch of I-80 in a Volkswagen about 50 years ago headed back to Oregon. Wind dang near blew me head-on into a Semi. And isn't Rock Springs the place where the Chamber of Commerce has a log chain hung on a post for use as a wind gauge? Then got into Idaho and the wind had dropped way off...
by earlmck
Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I spent all afternoon under a Pecan tree ...
Replies: 20
Views: 551

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

Good to have a nice outside spot for melting the dirty stuff into ingots. And a pecan tree at that! My old Aunt Marj (died last year at 103) had several pecans in her back yard and used to fix me up with a full box of the nuts when I visited. My favorite nut for sure. I don't have the contacts to ge...
by earlmck
Wed Nov 04, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The 1894 Winchester in .32-40 got it done tonight
Replies: 16
Views: 542

Re: The 1894 Winchester in .32-40 got it done tonight

Good job! Nice lookin' rifle!
by earlmck
Sun Nov 01, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No offense to John Browning, but....
Replies: 36
Views: 1158

Re: No offense to John Browning, but....

Yeah, old JB -- he never used one big part when three little ones would do the same job.

And much thanks for the virus-fighting tips doc. The wife and I are taking our C, D, and zinc religiously.
by earlmck
Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Model 94 feeding issue
Replies: 13
Views: 498

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
Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This may be old news ....
Replies: 5
Views: 718

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: 498

Re: a big day

There you are just hitting your prime, Jerry. Congrats, and keep on shootin'!