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by mickbr
Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What We Currently Have Is Probably All We'll Get
Replies: 37
Views: 889

Re: What We Currently Have Is Probably All We'll Get

Nice which bow do you have? I wasnt talking about bow issues so much as arrow loss/damage and broadheads getting beat up at these speeds. How many times have you taken it out?
by mickbr
Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "A Good Woman"
Replies: 10
Views: 291

Re: "A Good Woman"

I remember serbian women when I was abroad. Fit, poised, despite they had been in a war, down to earth, strong, and loved playing 'the woman''s role'. As long as you played 'the man' well enough and didnt stray they would be there with a towel when you got out the shower, ( as opposed to a knife :D ...
by mickbr
Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hard against the Border near Sanderson, Texas
Replies: 24
Views: 565

Re: Hard against the Border near Sanderson, Texas

Scott, great story. I have nothing to compare but did know of a fella who once got treed by hogs . He left his firearm at the base of the tree and they had a chew on the stock and sling before they wandered off, I assume they could taste the sweat on it.
by mickbr
Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What We Currently Have Is Probably All We'll Get
Replies: 37
Views: 889

Re: What We Currently Have Is Probably All We'll Get

[I’m looking at this in regards to inability to get components down the road . I’ve already got a crossbow that’s right at 400 FPS , but the idea of 500 FPS intrests me . I have a crossbow that runs 380fps but have to admit I couldnt sustain it if things got tight. Attrition rate for arrows and bro...
by mickbr
Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: election fraud ? joe said so
Replies: 18
Views: 392

Re: election fraud ? joe said so

I realised when they got infinite genders across the line, truth would never be the same.
by mickbr
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: looking for speer GDHP
Replies: 0
Views: 46

looking for speer GDHP

Fellas a long shot but anyone know of stores with these in stock. 135grain Speer GDHP, the short barrel version. Projectiles only

A much longer long shot, Remington Golden Sabre 125 grain JHP, also projectiles only. Id assume these have dissappeared permanently
by mickbr
Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .357 Magnum Carbine article
Replies: 17
Views: 346

Re: .357 Magnum Carbine article

Something interesting about John Taylors formula . It gets used for a lot of things these days. Originally he designed it for solid bullets head shooting elephant back in the safari days. He said near misses to the brain with some calibres would put the animal asleep for a while and the bigger the n...
by mickbr
Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .357 Magnum Carbine article
Replies: 17
Views: 346

Re: .357 Magnum Carbine article

Good article Scott. I particulary like the bit about effective range. Most articles and google call it a 100 yard cartridge. I was talking to a sales guy at the LGS the other day who declared it was only a 50 yard cartridge(!) If you can find an accurate load it can do a lot better than that.
by mickbr
Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The urge for bigger guns, thanks Jim T
Replies: 4
Views: 175

The urge for bigger guns, thanks Jim T

to get a 44 mag lever again, and run 44 special through it, with 200 grain speer gold dot that expand as low as 900fps, and softcast bullets for medium stuff up close. Ive always gone back to 357 and have a lot of components set up for it. But there is a uberti 1873 44 mag for sale near me. The prob...
by mickbr
Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I am spending a few days with Paco ...
Replies: 14
Views: 386

Re: I am spending a few days with Paco ...

JimT wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:36 am


He is 82.
Thanks Jim
by mickbr
Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Size
Replies: 21
Views: 507

Re: Size

Jim, curse photos like that, :) , I start thinking about a 44 mag lever gun again. I have talked myself out of it several times being a minimalist. But my 357 does look awful small next to those big ole bullets on the other end. Maybe I do need a 44 after all. Now if someone could tell me definitive...
by mickbr
Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big Horn Armory Model 89 500 S&W Levergun
Replies: 9
Views: 311

Re: Big Horn Armory Model 89 500 S&W Levergun

I have no experience with them but consider them very impressive
by mickbr
Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I am spending a few days with Paco ...
Replies: 14
Views: 386

Re: I am spending a few days with Paco ...

Im only new but heard of this forum ages ago. Would it be impolite to ask how old Paco is these days?
by mickbr
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What We Currently Have Is Probably All We'll Get
Replies: 37
Views: 889

Re: What We Currently Have Is Probably All We'll Get

Good time to be into leverguns, pistol cartridges, subsonics and the ability to shoot 3000 small game with a lb of powder :) . You guys abve are right. Im not sure whether supply will close forever. What I am sure of is the price of living increasing to the point we wont be just accumulating guns an...
by mickbr
Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 200 grain pin bullet in 38 or 357
Replies: 21
Views: 582

Re: 200 grain pin bullet in 38 or 357

I really can't because that bullet was designed for my Win 94 360 Dan Wesson. I've never loaded it in a 357 case. I will say that Lil'Gun was my best powder and it seems to perform best at ~90% available case volume below the bullet. 360 DW, 357 Mag and 32-20. Thanks Tycer, no probs. I found some d...
by mickbr
Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: “Tactical” rail for the Rossi
Replies: 24
Views: 254

Re: “Tactical” rail for the Rossi

Even with hardware on them 1892's are still such neat looking little guns :)
by mickbr
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Time to relax and get perspective...?
Replies: 9
Views: 310

Re: Time to relax and get perspective...?

Wonder what George and his Army would think today? I think he'd ask when exactly the bankers won. If you showed him newsreels of the last 40 years UN policies of mass immigration, breakup of family unit, offshore manufacture, minority worship, drug use etc, what other conclusion would he come to. N...
by mickbr
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Time to relax and get perspective...?
Replies: 9
Views: 310

Re: Time to relax and get perspective...?

Doc there is some irony in relaxing by reading books about those who didnt relax but fought to improve things.
by mickbr
Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Glad to see the last of 2020, but 2021 looks worse!
Replies: 30
Views: 824

Re: Glad to see the last of 2020, but 2021 looks worse!

The economic depression is something that cant be ignored. Stopping the economy and stimulus packages cause inflation, its just how the balance sheet works. The longer it goes, the higher the prices climb and the recovery will take. They are already talking 'recovery progrms' but the only true recov...
by mickbr
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What would you like to see in 2021?
Replies: 31
Views: 547

Re: What would you like to see in 2021?

The old normal, but regardless what the virus is or does, that is gone.
by mickbr
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Subaru Forester versus Jerry Miculek
Replies: 7
Views: 406

Re: Subaru Forester versus Jerry Miculek

i remember testing buckshot and 22Lr on various car steel . 00 and all buck sizes to about #2buck beat the 22Lr, but 22Lr beat # 3 and #4 buck. And a 12 ga slug does a lot better than OO buck :D . That same day I learnt dont shoot winchester rifled 12g slugs into hardwood trees at 20ft. It knocked o...
by mickbr
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 200 grain pin bullet in 38 or 357
Replies: 21
Views: 582

Re: 200 grain pin bullet in 38 or 357

Tycer thanks., Im chasing full meplat for this one but thanks for the offer. would be interested in any load data though ,if you want to share or PM. Understand if you prefer not, for the record everything will be fired in full strength 357's.
by mickbr
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drilling advice
Replies: 14
Views: 547

Re: Drilling advice

in another life and level of health, when I was into big game rifles, some of the modern options discussed were Merkel, heym and blaser. Merkels could be had for a few thousand, common amongst the big game crowd were 12ga/12ga/9.3x74 of course. Blaser had the D99. Also one option you could choose ca...
by mickbr
Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: got virus? virii? wide angle view
Replies: 13
Views: 399

Re: got virus? virii? wide angle view

Grizz, also when you consider how many folks get diagnosed with cancer per year -about 1.8 million and how many die from it- about 600,000, how much did the survival rate shift with folks scared to leave their homes and get to the hospital. I guarantee this was not a great year for 'early detection'.
by mickbr
Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 200 grain pin bullet in 38 or 357
Replies: 21
Views: 582

Re: 200 grain pin bullet in 38 or 357

overall loaded length is about 1.44".
by mickbr
Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "History is Out Best Teacher"
Replies: 6
Views: 328

Re: "History is Out Best Teacher"

I think the most important thing is truth. people sort of skim over it when they beat their breasts about 'truth, justice, liberty' but its by far the most important of the three, since its the language the other two are described with. As such its also the first that gets re-arranged by bad governm...
by mickbr
Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 200 grain pin bullet in 38 or 357
Replies: 21
Views: 582

Re: 200 grain pin bullet in 38 or 357

Bill in Oregon wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:52 am
I have always admired heavy-for-caliber bulets. Yours is a dandy.
Thanks Bill and I will clarify I just gave him an idea of weight, meplat and loaded length. He did the measurements and drawing.
by mickbr
Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 200 grain pin bullet in 38 or 357
Replies: 21
Views: 582

Re: 200 grain pin bullet in 38 or 357

Have you tested for spin-stability...? Long bullets need fast twist, although flat meplats help keep them short-for-weight versus pointy ones. I dont think its any longer than the Hornady 180XTP. That said I think it will definetly keyhole in a Rossi 92 at low speeds with the 1:30. twist. Uberti an...
by mickbr
Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 200 grain pin bullet in 38 or 357
Replies: 21
Views: 582

200 grain pin bullet in 38 or 357

Tom at Accurate Moulds drew this for me. Inspiration was the old 230 grain pin shooting bullet and the 200 grain super police loads. Aka a 200 grain 'seated out wad cutter'. Purpose......well doesnt pay to get too carried away with actual reasons for doing stuff :D. I wont be shooting pins so much, ...
by mickbr
Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: bushnell TRS-25 red dot on Rossi 92
Replies: 8
Views: 231

Re: bushnell TRS-25 red dot on Rossi 92

The only reason I stick to iron sights on my leverguns is that I use a saddle scabbard. If I didn't, I would not hesitate to put a red dot on a levergun. I thought about doing this on a short Rossi 92 in .44 mag as I have seen a neat mount that fits the dovetail in the front and attaches to the sid...
by mickbr
Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: got virus? virii? wide angle view
Replies: 13
Views: 399

Re: got virus? virii? wide angle view

Sorry for hijacking your thread Grizz. Im sticking to gun subjects again
by mickbr
Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: bushnell TRS-25 red dot on Rossi 92
Replies: 8
Views: 231

Re: bushnell TRS-25 red dot on Rossi 92

Not that specific sight, but other Bushnell red-dots I've had held up well in general. The older ones don't have an 'automatic shutoff' thing, so be sure to turn them off when done. As far as red-dots on leverguns - I've done it a bunch - LINKS to several red-dot levergun projects here ... :D In th...
by mickbr
Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: got virus? virii? wide angle view
Replies: 13
Views: 399

Re: got virus? virii? wide angle view

As long as people understand the price. These closures, stimulus packs and hand-outs are all paid for with future inflation, and its the next generation paying. And its not just money, a depression can kill a lot more than this virus does.
by mickbr
Wed Dec 30, 2020 5:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: got virus? virii? wide angle view
Replies: 13
Views: 399

Re: got virus? virii? wide angle view

lack of impact in the 160 non 1st world countries after almost a year proves even in populations with no social distancing, poor hygiene, low immunities etc this is no spanish flu. its 50x less. I am for folks doing whatever they personally want to stay safe, but wiping small business and over writi...
by mickbr
Wed Dec 30, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: got virus? virii? wide angle view
Replies: 13
Views: 399

Re: got virus? virii? wide angle view

if it was going to wipe out 10% , fine. But 1% we should have rode it out, because our kids get a bill now with great depression stamped on it. We got no problem sending kids into warzones whenever we need them. When it was out turn to step up we scuttled economies to save our hides. Biggest boondog...
by mickbr
Tue Dec 29, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: bushnell TRS-25 red dot on Rossi 92
Replies: 8
Views: 231

bushnell TRS-25 red dot on Rossi 92

Anyone have this mounted on a lever or other type of gun? Any reports on durability or battery life. Will it have enough eye relief? Better units at similar price point?
by mickbr
Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: redneck flashlight mount
Replies: 15
Views: 422

Re: redneck flashlight mount

Thanks Doc. Rednecking a side fore-end mount might not be a bad idea. I dont think the weight of a 4oz light taped to a mag tube will bother a Rossi mag too much, its more if it gets bumped, snagged or dropped etc.
by mickbr
Mon Dec 28, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: redneck flashlight mount
Replies: 15
Views: 422

Re: redneck flashlight mount

Not sure if pic posted steve? could be my computer
by mickbr
Sun Dec 27, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If you know any millionaires or philanthropists...
Replies: 24
Views: 895

Re: If you know any millionaires or philanthropists...

AJMD429 wrote:
Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:34 am
In my situation I’m already putting in 75-85 hours a week so not doable. Can’t do less due to number of patients we have is so high. Once we drop insurance there will be attrition and we can actually make a profit.
75-85 hous is a big week doc, I see where you are coming from.
by mickbr
Sun Dec 27, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If you know any millionaires or philanthropists...
Replies: 24
Views: 895

Re: If you know any millionaires or philanthropists...

Im no financial advisor but cant you guys just do locum work or shifts at hospitals for extra cash? I thought you guys could just make a few calls and line up an extra shift for a thousand bucks? Honestly asking as I used to have doctor friends whilst I was in the military. They floated about doing ...
by mickbr
Sun Dec 27, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: why did we all choose lever actions?
Replies: 41
Views: 1009

Re: why did we all choose lever actions?

An army career flogged my hearing pretty badly by my 30's.I got a lever action for those little pistol cartridges and subsonics.
by mickbr
Sun Dec 27, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm getting soft in my later years
Replies: 21
Views: 857

Re: I'm getting soft in my later years

me too. I even got upset putting my mothers cat down. it was a lunatic of an animal, good mouser but half wild. It started having severe fits in old age. Vet said a lot of money could be spent to work out what was happening or she could just let it go. I suggested it was time, they gave it the needl...
by mickbr
Sun Dec 27, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: redneck flashlight mount
Replies: 15
Views: 422

Re: redneck flashlight mount

Thanks fir the reminder re zip ties too. :D
by mickbr
Sun Dec 27, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: redneck flashlight mount
Replies: 15
Views: 422

Re: redneck flashlight mount

Thanks would like to see. I know lots of flashlight mounts for 1" scope bodies and rails, 45deg offsets etc, not a lot for hanging off a .6" or so mag tube. Hill people does one dedicated mount, but its about $100. Could also attach a piece of rail directly to the fore-end, but not that motivated.
by mickbr
Sun Dec 27, 2020 4:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: redneck flashlight mount
Replies: 15
Views: 422

redneck flashlight mount

Fellas, looking to attach a flashlight to the tube mag of a Rossi 1892 . Purpose is targeting pest animals at night, legally of course.Light is about 5" long, 1" body, head same diameter, and has one of those remote light switches in the tail. Got tired of researching different ways to do it so I th...
by mickbr
Tue Dec 08, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: COVID-19 in perspective
Replies: 9
Views: 639

Re: COVID-19 in perspective

I think its a big deal but not worthy of the response. 3 million people die a year to other causes. 1.2 million cancer and heart disease, which are the real pandemics. A lot preventable, but you dont destroy small business and freedom to deal with them. Just my personal opinion, I dont like the idea...
by mickbr
Sun Dec 06, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID-19 data 11/25/2020
Replies: 11
Views: 791

Re: COVID-19 data 11/25/2020

checking the state of victoria news on the net. 30 person restriction for gatherings, but state regulated brothels are open. :shock: Gyms by appointment only to maintain social distancing, yet nightclubs are open. :shock: people responding on youtube are funny. Saying they should book brothels for w...
by mickbr
Sun Dec 06, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID-19 data 11/25/2020
Replies: 11
Views: 791

Re: COVID-19 data 11/25/2020

Victoria/melbourne is one state, the rest dealt with it more conservatively and no masks. In the 3rd world covid is killing less than diaorhea(1.2 million per year). 40 million people died this year from other causes. Covid is not even in the top 5 problem. Not trying to be tin foil here, just quoti...