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by ywaltzucanrknrl
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Star line brass bad
Replies: 14
Views: 273

Re: Star line brass bad

I've had new brass from several manufactures that was hard to pull over the expander and it seemed to gall. I think sometimes this is due to finishing at the factory or lack of. Seems like there is a whitish substance that is associated with this, maybe a coating of some type or something residual f...
by ywaltzucanrknrl
Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: List of 200 company leaders who back gun control
Replies: 5
Views: 101

List of 200 company leaders who back gun control

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2021/02/21/these-are-the-roughly-200-businesses-whose-leaders-are-backing-gun-control-initia-n2585088?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl&newsletterad=02/22/2021&bcid=da8ed2142bfe12ab4bf3984c5fa03c04&recip=19153760 Worth a minute of your time...
by ywaltzucanrknrl
Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: anyone shot hornady 357 158XTP at low speeds?
Replies: 7
Views: 164

Re: anyone shot hornady 357 158XTP at low speeds?

I can't help with the 158XTP's. But I picked up some Hornady Sub X 30 caliber bullets---Hornady says they will expand at velocities as low as 800 fps. And they do---depending on what medium they hit. In sand from a 30-30 at about 850fps on impact, they had a small mushroom. On a deer at impact veloc...
by ywaltzucanrknrl
Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: getting my head around small primers
Replies: 22
Views: 440

Re: getting my head around small primers

Using certain small pistol primers in an AR platform should be approached with caution. CCI makes primers, the 41's, specifically for AR's due to the floating firing pin----the issue is not whether any primers will ignite, it's whether they will pierce or even discharge during bolt release---slam fi...
by ywaltzucanrknrl
Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shooting glove?
Replies: 16
Views: 329

Re: Shooting glove?

Baseball batting gloves and motorcross gloves often have pads on the finger tops.
by ywaltzucanrknrl
Fri Feb 05, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Met another member today.
Replies: 19
Views: 338

Re: Met another member today.

Never met Todd, but conversed with him via Leverguns and yes he is a great guy.

There are several members that live close to me, and maybe I've met them, shooters seem to frequent similar places, but not sure, maybe some day.
by ywaltzucanrknrl
Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just checking in.
Replies: 24
Views: 1079

Re: Just checking in.

Nice you are getting out. Made me think, it's about about 40 years since I shot a Snipe. Nice shooting!

And I'm curious, what is the common practice for carrying a double with hammers, open and cocked, or?
by ywaltzucanrknrl
Fri Dec 18, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clear Epoxy Info
Replies: 7
Views: 479

Re: Clear Epoxy Info

Todd, when I was young, about fifty years ago, I used to make paper weights in molds with various things imbedded. The epoxy was made with this purpose in mind, to stay clear. I don't remember the brand, but you can get it at hobby stores.

Jon.
by ywaltzucanrknrl
Wed Dec 16, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm getting soft in my later years
Replies: 21
Views: 1141

Re: I'm getting soft in my later years

Three of my best friends in the last three years. One died having pups, so that is a bit different, but the other two were long time friends. Very tough, I get a chill, lump in my throat and a tear every time I look at the tree they are buried under.
by ywaltzucanrknrl
Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You gotta love quality.....updates
Replies: 26
Views: 1268

Re: You gotta love quality.....

Yes, case in point to what Steve said----I had a fairly expensive Weatherby with a very crooked chamber and shot wild---Weatherby would not stand behind it. I have a fairly inexpensive Rossi that has nice fit and finish, great trigger, has been shot a ton, with plenty of heavy loads and shoots well....
by ywaltzucanrknrl
Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone have experience with the 6.5-06?
Replies: 12
Views: 431

Re: Anyone have experience with the 6.5-06?

Kind of looks like a Timney or Dayton trigger. Let us know how it shoots. Most of my 6.5's including my Swedes have shot well with 160 Hornady RN or 160 Sierra Semi pointed---which I don't think are made any more----they shoot good, only issue is they have the ballistic profile of rock...HA, not a l...
by ywaltzucanrknrl
Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone have experience with the 6.5-06?
Replies: 12
Views: 431

Re: Anyone have experience with the 6.5-06?

I have a couple and have had others. Used to have the standard version, now only have the Ackley version. One is on a Remington 700 action and has a 1 in 10 twist, the other is on a Savage action and has a 1 in 8 twist. I prefer the 1 in 8 twist. I don't know much about the variations on the chamber...
by ywaltzucanrknrl
Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New UK restrictions.
Replies: 7
Views: 377

Re: New UK restrictions.

I think you should be commended for the type of conservation you did---you did right. I'm anti regulation and pro your type of conservation. I'm very pro hunting, but very anti waste. Those folks with the driven hunts gave themselves the black eye. Waste is a terrible thing and when it's a hunting s...
by ywaltzucanrknrl
Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trump the Gunfighter (Victor Hanson)
Replies: 1
Views: 259

Re: Trump the Gunfighter (Victor Hanson)

Yes, Hanson is what we need more of in the media. He's also a great historian---I always look forward to his articles in Town Hall Daily. Thanks for posting!
by ywaltzucanrknrl
Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Montana or Wyoming? added pics
Replies: 27
Views: 1422

Re: Montana or Wyoming?

I lived and worked in both Laramie and Cheyenne. I liked Laramie, Cheyenne, no. Laramie is not on my favorite list mainly because there is not a lot of public land close, other than that it's a good place to live----Woods Landing, Encampment and Saratoga are close and I spent most of my recreation t...
by ywaltzucanrknrl
Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Montana or Wyoming? added pics
Replies: 27
Views: 1422

Re: Montana or Wyoming?

Grizz, you are right on the money. Always build your garage around here so the doors face south. Whiskey is for drinking and water is for fighting. 5,500 is about perfect---you can still grow a garden at that elevation here. The town I grew up in, in Wyoming was 7,000' + and gardens there are tough-...
by ywaltzucanrknrl
Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Montana or Wyoming? added pics
Replies: 27
Views: 1422

Re: Montana or Wyoming?

Great places in both states and I'd be happy to have you as a neighbor because obviously you understand the Second Amendment. We have a serious influx of people moving in---I hope they are like you, but doubt it. You will have to hurry, the towns around NW Wyoming have very little housing inventory ...
by ywaltzucanrknrl
Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Backpack Hunting?
Replies: 5
Views: 645

Re: Backpack Hunting?

I only use one pack. Around here you have to hang your food, so I take a rope and a sack to hang everything I don't pack while hunting. My pack is designed to pack meat. I use a First Need water filter--pump type---I'm not fond of iodine or charcoal, in fact I think iodine will generally disrupt you...
by ywaltzucanrknrl
Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Well, good and bad news
Replies: 12
Views: 873

Re: Well, good and bad news

Todd, sorry to hear the left eye didn't do as well. Happy to hear the right eye is better. Have fun at the gun show!

Jon.
by ywaltzucanrknrl
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting levergunner
Replies: 5
Views: 562

Re: Interesting levergunner

Great picture. I really like the breeching on his saddle. I wonder if the bottom part is rawhide or some woven fiber. The braided part may be horse hair---or maybe human hair. He looks well fed, rugged and ready for war for sure. The only rifle to pack on a horse is a levergun......it's just fitting.
by ywaltzucanrknrl
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: American Ingenuity
Replies: 13
Views: 1067

Re: American Ingenuity

Yes, illegal for sure. The ones I've seen are long gone or I'd take a picture. Along with 1080 they were a tool of ranchers in the area where I grew up. Mainly used to slay coyotes or other critters. I have a pretty good picture of them in my mind----the barrel on the 12 gauge was barely longer than...
by ywaltzucanrknrl
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: American Ingenuity
Replies: 13
Views: 1067

Re: American Ingenuity

Yes, we called them "gitter guns". They mounted on a stake that could be pounded in the ground or strapped to a post, some were brass, some were steel. They had a trip wire for bait and fired a 12 gauge. Very wicked for sure. They would disintegrate a mouse.
by ywaltzucanrknrl
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vintage Weaver Pivot Scope Mount (Updated With Pics)
Replies: 15
Views: 1008

Re: Vintage Weaver Pivot Scope Mount

The one I have has a piece of spring steel on the rings that snaps it in place when the scope is in use. Does yours have that piece of spring steel? The one I have does return to zero, but it also seems to flop around a bit when I use the iron sights. The rifles I've had mine on don't get shot a lot...
by ywaltzucanrknrl
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This place has kept me sane
Replies: 13
Views: 1046

Re: This place has kept me sane

Wishing you the best Todd!
by ywaltzucanrknrl
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 38/40 day -- Addendum
Replies: 15
Views: 1390

Re: 38/40 day

Very nice shooting Earl! I take it this is pistol caliber cowboy silhouette---offhand, correct?
by ywaltzucanrknrl
Fri May 29, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sure hard to get away from China
Replies: 18
Views: 1399

Re: Sure hard to get away from China

Don't overlook regulations. China controls most of the rare earth mines in the world----lights, LED, autos, computers, watches, phones----pretty much everything you can think of needs rare earth metals----including our strategic materials---how did we let this happen. In the world I work in, I watch...
by ywaltzucanrknrl
Tue May 26, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What do you guys know about Rem 760 mags?
Replies: 14
Views: 1318

Re: What do you guys know about Rem 760 mags?

The magazine I took the picture of was advertised as an "extended" 760 mag. It is one of the newer aftermarket ones with the plastic base. From what I can see it is very similar to your 742 mag with respect to the placement of the magazine catch. The one I have may be narrower in the front---which m...
by ywaltzucanrknrl
Thu May 21, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What do you guys know about Rem 760 mags?
Replies: 14
Views: 1318

Re: What do you guys know about Rem 760 mags?

Does the cartridge base side of your mag look like these pictures? Sorry for the poor pictures and also the crooked white lines.
Rem 760 mag.jpg
Rem 760 mag base 2.jpg
by ywaltzucanrknrl
Wed May 20, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What do you guys know about Rem 760 mags?
Replies: 14
Views: 1318

Re: What do you guys know about Rem 760 mags?

After the bolt contacts the round and starts pushing it toward the chamber, what stops it? Is the bullet tip hitting high, low, right or left of the chamber? Or is something in the magazine stopping it, like the magazine lips or the shoulder stop? I may have a magazine for you. A few years back I co...
by ywaltzucanrknrl
Mon May 04, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Powder for 45 colt clone
Replies: 14
Views: 1118

Re: Powder for 45 colt clone

Not sure what velocity they run as I've never chronographed them, but I like Unique and Trailboss. The both fill up and I've never had any issues I noticed with position.
by ywaltzucanrknrl
Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sad time ahead.
Replies: 28
Views: 1487

Re: Sad time ahead.

Sorry to hear Gamekeeper. I have a couple that know even before I get the gun out---they know by how I dress. Then when we are out and the safety or hammer clicks, they are all on for it. Tough deal, I lost three of my best friends the last two years, they are buried under a tree in the yard. Often ...
by ywaltzucanrknrl
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: took my new EDC knife on a walk through the wood
Replies: 56
Views: 2402

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

Hmmmm, when you said walk through the woods, I had something entirely different in mind----and I rarely carry a folder, I like Puukos, something in a Scandi or Sammi grind carried in a belt sheath. I really like your Marbles, Gamekeeper. I have one like it, but with stag handles, given to me by my f...
by ywaltzucanrknrl
Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mannlicher Schoenauer 1903 carbine
Replies: 49
Views: 2277

Re: Mannlicher Schoenauer 1903 carbine

So, I gave you some bad info on the 8x56 with respect to cases. Last night I dug out my notes, articles and related info. The PPU cases I have actually have the largest base diameter of the 8x57 brass I have. I'm using RCBS dies and they did not size the base on the PPU cases down enough to chamber ...
by ywaltzucanrknrl
Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mannlicher Schoenauer 1903 carbine
Replies: 49
Views: 2277

Re: Mannlicher Schoenauer 1903 carbine

On the 8x56, sorry for the late reply, I had a few days off and cut up deer, no computer. Anyway, yes I load .323, per slugging the barrel. I haven't had much luck getting the 150's to shoot. I've found they need to be seated at around 3.0 OAL to feed, which doesn't leave much of the bullet base in ...
by ywaltzucanrknrl
Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Montana...Wyoming....bound
Replies: 20
Views: 1251

Re: Montana...Wyoming....bound

Cody is a good spot for sure---has a place in my heart. If you are looking at dude ranches close to Cody, try Bill Cody's Ranch, Streamside, UXU, Crossed Sabers, Absaroka Lodge or Pahaska Tepee----all are on the North Fork of the Shoshone River on the way to the East Gate of Yellowstone. All within ...
by ywaltzucanrknrl
Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Check this track out
Replies: 14
Views: 500

Re: Check this track out

Certainly looks like the wolf tracks I see around here, size wise---I'm certain it's a canine. Keep your dogs close if you have one, the wolves around here (Wyoming, Idaho, Montana) kill every dog they run onto---even the hounds folks run lions (cougars) with. Most are pretty gun shy around here now...
by ywaltzucanrknrl
Wed Dec 18, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mannlicher Schoenauer 1903 carbine
Replies: 49
Views: 2277

Re: Mannlicher Schoenauer 1903 carbine

Very nice 6pt! As I mentioned the other day I'd really like to have one. If you get going on the 8x56 let me know---making brass is easy and I have quite a few proven, chronographed loads. I've found reloading data is pretty scarce for the 8x56---Quickload has been a good help along with a chronogra...
by ywaltzucanrknrl
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fiver
Replies: 7
Views: 393

Re: Fiver

Good deal, I like the MS, but I don't like mine with a scope, even though I don't have the best vision. Mine is a 8x56----I've shot a couple of deer with it and this year packed it for elk, but no luck there, I did get get a grouse. Mine kicks pretty hard and rattles me a bit, but packing it and poi...
by ywaltzucanrknrl
Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Full Power .357mag Loads, Battered Brass, and Broken Cases
Replies: 19
Views: 1277

Re: Full Power .357mag Loads, Battered Brass, and Broken Cases

Machado, they say laziness is the mother of invention, but in your case they should say necessity is the mother of invention. That is a neat tool. Guess it acts pretty much like a military crimp. I have a rifle or two that brass is hard to find or make. A tool like that would be nice for them. Or fo...
by ywaltzucanrknrl
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30-30 case failure
Replies: 46
Views: 1952

Re: 30-30 case failure

X-dies mystify me, I've never used one and I can't wrap my head around what they do to the case to keep it from lengthening. On the annealing, if your wife is viewing the case under a bright light or in the daylight, I'm with Nath, you are too hot, but I'm not sure that would cause the break. I just...
by ywaltzucanrknrl
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30-30 case failure
Replies: 46
Views: 1952

Re: 30-30 case failure

What is your annealing method? And can you take a picture that shows the break more clearly. From your picture, it almost looks like it separated in a saw tooth pattern.
by ywaltzucanrknrl
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is it about girls with shotguns?
Replies: 6
Views: 565

Re: What is it about girls with shotguns?

Hunting, nice shotgun, good food and a classy lady---doesn't get much better.

A good percentage of my four daughters and eight granddaughters hunt birds and big game and also my one daughter in law---always a joy to be with, I'm blessed I guess.
by ywaltzucanrknrl
Mon May 20, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's talk levergun rifle throats
Replies: 12
Views: 823

Re: Let's talk levergun rifle throats

My Marlin 45-70,1895 made in the 1990's is the only lever action I've had trouble with. Thought about opening up the throat, but in the end just trimmed brass or picked up Hornady brass made for the Leverevolution rounds. I only had the issue with certain cast bullets---designs with very little ogiv...
by ywaltzucanrknrl
Wed May 01, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Diana Mauser 98 air rifle
Replies: 4
Views: 406

Re: Diana Mauser 98 air rifle

I like the Geco also. I've shot one of the Diana Mausers---they definitely could work a person if you shoot them fifty shots or so---they are not bad to cock but require some effort. I have a friend who has one and he broke a plastic part on it---I'm not sure what the part does---I didn't ask, but h...
by ywaltzucanrknrl
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Animal Cruelty
Replies: 36
Views: 2428

Re: Animal Cruelty

I grew up around sheep ranching. Pyrenees, Akbash and Anatolians are all breeds that hold a special place in my heart. They are great dogs, we had great dogs, but they are working dogs. The dogs are raised with the sheep pretty much from day one. They live with the sheep, out in the open---in the wi...
by ywaltzucanrknrl
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting Bear Releases
Replies: 13
Views: 871

Re: Interesting Bear Releases

Tried to make a post, but lost it somewhere, so I'll try again. The drugs they use to handle the bears (take blood, teeth/age, weigh, check for repeat offenses, chip or collar.....) make the bears very aggressive when they come around. Kind of like a bad hangover, plus something that puts them on th...
by ywaltzucanrknrl
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Booger Bill and others, ? for you all.
Replies: 4
Views: 427

Re: Booger Bill and others, ? for you all.

Blaine, the museum is Cody is good, trouble is, if you see something you like, there is not price that will allow you to take it home...HA! Bill, thanks. I usually route through Kanab instead of Cedar City, but may have to go through Cedar City sometime---my wife has relatives in Cedar City, so that...
by ywaltzucanrknrl
Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Booger Bill and others, ? for you all.
Replies: 4
Views: 427

Booger Bill and others, ? for you all.

Generally in the winter I travel from our home near the Wyoming-Montana border to Tempe. I go through Cody to Lander, then to SLC and south to Beaver Utah, on to Kanab, the Grand Canyon, Flagstaff and then on to Tempe. I try to stop at gun and pawn shops in Cody/Powell, in Lander where a friend owns...
by ywaltzucanrknrl
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Value of a custom mauser rifle.
Replies: 10
Views: 955

Re: Value of a custom mauser rifle.

I missed the 270 part, see it now. Don't let anyone talk you down in price because of the lack of a safety. It may be a trigger brand that has the safety linkage available, which can be an easy and inexpensive fix. Plus there are three position type model 70 replacement bolts available and other tri...
by ywaltzucanrknrl
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Value of a custom mauser rifle.
Replies: 10
Views: 955

Re: Value of a custom mauser rifle.

Very nice rifle for sure, I really like the Mausers. It does look like an FN Supreme action and the wood looks nice, plus the scope looks like a Weaver 10X which is a very well built, cool, period correct scope for the rifle. I think the ad may still be on rimfire central but a guy was selling four ...