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by mickbr
Fri May 15, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: CV19 Vaccine
Replies: 42
Views: 845

Re: CV19 Vaccine

This virus kills 250,000, world demands a vaccine. Meanwhile 12 million people have died around the world from other ailments in the same time....
by mickbr
Thu May 14, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .38 in .357 lever leading question
Replies: 17
Views: 407

Re: .38 in .357 lever leading question

JMO. Don't do it. If you have a .357, use .357. If you plan to use .38, dedicate the arm to .38. If you don't want to dedicate your .357 to .38 and plan to use .38, get yourself a .38. Firing .38 in a .357 will create a permanent ring of unclean-able grime in the throat which will eventually lead t...
by mickbr
Thu May 14, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: quickload pressure estimates
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Re: quickload pressure estimates

My version of QuickLOAD is V3.9. It lists Hodgdon CFE223 in its database. Using your "load", the 20" barrel has a muzzle pressure of 12Bar/176psi, and the 24" barrel 10Bar/146psi, with selected bullet Sierra JHP 8125. Is that something like you are looking for? Seems to indicate a fairly "tired" lo...
by mickbr
Thu May 14, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: quickload pressure estimates
Replies: 4
Views: 152

quickload pressure estimates

Would anyone have quickload and be interested in letting me know what muzzle pressures the following gets

7 grains CFE pistol behind any 125 jacketed bullet in a 357 magnum carbine 20" barrel and also a 24" barrel?

According to hodgon CFE pistol seems to be a good 'less than maximum" option in 357.
by mickbr
Mon May 11, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting analysis of the response to the virus
Replies: 16
Views: 661

Re: Interesting analysis of the response to the virus

I think they locked down expecting tens of millions dead but it possibly missed the mark.
by mickbr
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: revisiting a rossi 92 rebarrel
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: revisiting a rossi 92 rebarrel

It would involve a bit more cost, but I'd personally consider shortening the magazine tube to an 8-shot (like the 16" Rossis have), and putting a 24" fast-twist barrel on it with an integral suppressor starting where the magazine tube ends. Or even a 6-shot tube and 22" barrel. You'd have a very qu...
by mickbr
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: revisiting a rossi 92 rebarrel
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: revisiting a rossi 92 rebarrel

I'd check the weight difference between a round and octagonal first. If there isn't a noticeable difference, you may be chucking good money at a project you won't be happy with. Velocity difference between a 20" and 24" is less than 100 fps. My Marlin 1894 20" cowboy will do 1650 fps with a 180gr a...
by mickbr
Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: revisiting a rossi 92 rebarrel
Replies: 5
Views: 197

revisiting a rossi 92 rebarrel

I was looking to do this last year but things got away. Once life returns to a semblance of normalcy I was going to look at rebarelling a 20" damage barrelled 1892 rossi in 357. I was thinking of adding a 24" round barrel with increased twist. I prefer longer barrels being a big guy, and also keepin...
by mickbr
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Locked-down in Texas
Replies: 12
Views: 567

Re: Locked-down in Texas

I support what your saying jim T. Enjoy what you can . And personally I dont believe in the governments power to shut down an economy for a flu that worse case is still 3x less likely to kill you than obesity and heart disease. they want to waste trillions of tax payers money , spend that money figu...
by mickbr
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The elderly in England need not apply....
Replies: 11
Views: 587

Re: The elderly in England need not apply....

yes I think the worlds monarchies are just there to be on coins and stamps these days.
by mickbr
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 32-20 jacketed load data
Replies: 6
Views: 297

Re: 32-20 jacketed load data

Im assuming you are talking about cast loads as well?
by mickbr
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 32-20 jacketed load data
Replies: 6
Views: 297

Re: 32-20 jacketed load data

Hi Jim, what velocity/brand are the factory loads in question?
by mickbr
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 32-20 jacketed load data
Replies: 6
Views: 297

32-20 jacketed load data

folks I was looking to reload this in an 1892 a friend has. Its a modern win/ miroku, he doesnt reload himself but wants to try economical powder loads with the 85-100 gn jacketed bullets. We were thinking of getting to 1300-1400fps should be possible using 5-7 grains of fast burners. The larger 357...
by mickbr
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rebarreling a rossi 92 to 38 special.
Replies: 14
Views: 875

Re: Rebarreling a rossi 92 to 38 special.

Thanks for the input sixgun, I was considering the same thing and had cooled off on going to 38. Staying with 357 and being able to choose twist and precise bore might be the best option.
by mickbr
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rebarreling a rossi 92 to 38 special.
Replies: 14
Views: 875

Re: Rebarreling a rossi 92 to 38 special.

Thanks for the replies fellas.At this stage Christmas is eating into my pastimes so it will have to wait until the new year
by mickbr
Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: to you crazy people who have guns stashed all over your house...
Replies: 28
Views: 1572

Re: to you crazy people who have guns stashed all over your house...

I feel bad for your colleague doc, no one asks for that, and sometimes no amount of preparation helps.I recall in afghanistan with a lot of vehicles rolling across IED's there was this mentality if you were on your game you could 'see the signs' to prevent this. Watch the road, look for sign, see th...
by mickbr
Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Introduced: Tesla Electric Pickup Truck
Replies: 45
Views: 2059

Re: Introduced: Tesla Electric Pickup Truck

didnt watch the whole demo but heard he had claimed the glass was bulletproof before he smashed it? And that they threw 'spanners and everything at it' the day before. This is PT barnum level stuff. Bulletproofing is not tested by workshop guys throwing random tools at a product. Its serious lab tes...
by mickbr
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is the right age to learn to hunt....
Replies: 10
Views: 683

Re: What is the right age to learn to hunt....

i say any age for small game or supressors, 18 for high powered centrefires. I grew up firing full sized guns from a young age, then the army took a chunk out of hearing and gave me tinnitus. Part of that was learning even with hearing protection, too much sound still gets through, especially for ha...
by mickbr
Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Introduced: Tesla Electric Pickup Truck
Replies: 45
Views: 2059

Re: Introduced: Tesla Electric Pickup Truck

Elon musk is a guy with the ability to attract a great deal of funding for things which may produce in the 'future'. He is a venture capitalist, most his 20 bill fortune is thanks to being the inventor of paypal. His science projects are interesting but to date none of them still turn a buck. The go...
by mickbr
Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rebarreling a rossi 92 to 38 special.
Replies: 14
Views: 875

Re: Rebarreling a rossi 92 to 38 special.

thanks fellas it feeds a couple types of factory 38 special I have here so that is good. Yes never understood the twist rate for some levers, also the bore variations. Ask on castboolits.com about a particular lever calibre and what their bores slug at and you get a dozen different answers. I guess ...
by mickbr
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rebarreling a rossi 92 to 38 special.
Replies: 14
Views: 875

Rebarreling a rossi 92 to 38 special.

Fellas so I piicked up a 357 for a steal with 20" barrel which is beaten up and I was looking to rebarrel it. I prefer 24" anyway and I thought I can get a tighter twist while I am at it, as I'd like to play around with some slower cast bullets. The rossi's orginal 1:30 twist is not the best for wei...
by mickbr
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayer Request
Replies: 16
Views: 337

Re: Prayer Request

prayers sent
by mickbr
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: old 38sp and 357 articles
Replies: 5
Views: 368

old 38sp and 357 articles

Folks anyone have website links or PDF of old magazine articles on the 38 special or 357magnum? Anything including hunting, self defense, leverguns, pistols welcomed.
by mickbr
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: bloodshed
Replies: 25
Views: 1039

Re: bloodshed

I forgot about this thread. Great comments by Pitchy and Grizz, thankyou.
by mickbr
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Never in my life
Replies: 11
Views: 457

Re: Never in my life

All the dogs I have owned claim lineage from the best 30 breeds in the district. I like mongrels as they are dirt cheap, resistant to disease, dont get genetic disorders, they also seem to live to advanced ages. One black dog that could best be described as "fat labrador body with smaller terrier he...
by mickbr
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: History of 357 lever guns
Replies: 12
Views: 760

Re: History of 357 lever guns

We got our first Rossi 92 in late 1970's back when they had the Puma head on the side of the action. I have read that they were making them in the 1960's, although that may have just been for local market in Brazil, I have never seen a Rossi 92 that I knew for sure was made earlier than the late 19...
by mickbr
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: History of 357 lever guns
Replies: 12
Views: 760

Re: History of 357 lever guns

Thanks fellas that is interesting to know. I had heard the Rossis were a 1960's start. Didnt realise the browning 92 was from the 80's. I came across one a few years ago and was told it was one of the best of all the 92 repros.
by mickbr
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: History of 357 lever guns
Replies: 12
Views: 760

History of 357 lever guns

Folks anyone know when it all started, who did the first ? Also when the other major levergun manufacturers weighed in for the first time with a 357 chambering?
by mickbr
Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 357 Mag Levergun
Replies: 31
Views: 1082

Re: 357 Mag Levergun

I tend to agree Doc, my only centrefire rifle is 357. I was tempted to upgrade to 44 to get more punch with subsonic loads at one point, but I started loading wider meplats in the 357 and they worked fine on small game. Ticks quite a few boxes on the bugout checklist too. Depending on bullet, 357 am...
by mickbr
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just for fun lets kick around this question ..... What was the best 22 rifle you have ever owned and why?
Replies: 46
Views: 1209

Re: Just for fun lets kick around this question ..... What was the best 22 rifle you have ever owned and why?

CZ452 in the past. One a open sighted military trainer as they call it and the other a scoped Cz452 American. Im currently looking for a ruger 96/22 lever action which will probably become my main 22.
by mickbr
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: JIMT post about using a single shot shot gun as a truck gun got me wondering ....
Replies: 18
Views: 1240

Re: JIMT post about using a single shot shot gun as a truck gun got me wondering ....

The further the range, separation of targets, and recoil of the gun, the more a bolt action catches up on the other action types. At a certain point its not much slower than semi or pump as the re-acquring new target gives you time to work the action. You need sufficient practice though and this mor...
by mickbr
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Truck Gun
Replies: 46
Views: 2299

Re: Truck Gun

its why i always liked a 410, doesn't have anywhere near the punch of 12ga but the 5x000buck load is no slouch. Also you can reach out and fire it one handed. Not the most common use but if you are in a crawlspace or plugging something in a cage or over the side of a boat it can sometimes be handy.
by mickbr
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ordinary guys doing extraordinary things
Replies: 10
Views: 609

Re: Ordinary guys doing extraordinary things

And they came back and built society without complaining either. This perception everyone coming back is an alcoholic, wife beating PTSD wreck is a new thing as well. The majority of these men, regardless of any personal demons, worked hard, raised their families, loved their wives and were holding ...
by mickbr
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General date range of a rossi 1892
Replies: 4
Views: 298

Re: General date range of a rossi 1892

Thanks Steve thats good to know. I have heard elsehwhere stainless octagonal with no safety are pretty rare.
by mickbr
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General date range of a rossi 1892
Replies: 4
Views: 298

Re: General date range of a rossi 1892

Thanks. Looks like I have some idea. The 125 8 is apparently likely a Julian date stamp, so a year ending in an 8. Rossi started doing stainless in the late 90's so that eliminates 1988. The safeties started to appear around the early 2000's , and it predates that. Im going with 1998 as a result.
by mickbr
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Japanese, Pearl Harbor, and Their 3 Huge Mistakes
Replies: 34
Views: 1109

Re: The Japanese, Pearl Harbor, and Their 3 Huge Mistakes

Steve, as you point out, some actions cannot and should not be accepted. I still say that some things should not be judged too harshly. The taking of "comfort women" does not fall under the definition of an act of war in my mind. Crimes and atrocities were committed during war, but they were not ac...
by mickbr
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General date range of a rossi 1892
Replies: 4
Views: 298

General date range of a rossi 1892

Gents, just trying to get an idea when my Rossi 1892 was made. Not after an exact date, which would probably be impossible. A general date range or even a "Before or after xyz" would be interesting. I understand these were made or marketed by various groups, which I always find confusing(puma, tauru...
by mickbr
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Japanese, Pearl Harbor, and Their 3 Huge Mistakes
Replies: 34
Views: 1109

Re: The Japanese, Pearl Harbor, and Their 3 Huge Mistakes

So you're saying that their planned sneak attack on Pearl Harbor while their ambassador was speaking to our Sec of State about peace in the east was just, "another action?" And this by a nation that says it's people consider personal honor as a duty? Preposterous! The Japs of the 30's and 40's, tal...
by mickbr
Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Flashlights now versus 50 years ago.
Replies: 25
Views: 864

Re: Flashlights now versus 50 years ago.

Depends what level you get. The mainstay for flashlights now is 18650 rechargeable powered, which can't leak being lithium. There was a huge advance in LED tech in the 2000's, went from maglight power of about 40 lumens, now several thousand is possible. Problem is the market is often powered by kid...
by mickbr
Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Japanese, Pearl Harbor, and Their 3 Huge Mistakes
Replies: 34
Views: 1109

Re: The Japanese, Pearl Harbor, and Their 3 Huge Mistakes

Well I think to Japs it was just another action, admittedly not a wise one, but they were picking fights with 20 something countries across east asia at the time and the average japanese person is not going to able to name many of them. Any more than I can name many of the landings in Europe. Hirosh...
by mickbr
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Full Power .357mag Loads, Battered Brass, and Broken Cases
Replies: 19
Views: 802

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

In comparison to 357 brass at the same pressures is more what I was asking. At medium pressures would anyone predict a marked difference in case life between 38 and 357 brass in a 357 levers chamber?
by mickbr
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Full Power .357mag Loads, Battered Brass, and Broken Cases
Replies: 19
Views: 802

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

So fellas will 38 special in a rossi 92 last long periods of time if pressures are kept reasonable? I run cases to about 25,000 PSI max with 5-6 grain loads of various powders. I like running minimal loads of powder and was hoping cases would last me a looong time. Would I have to be prepared for se...
by mickbr
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scout style scope on Rossi 92
Replies: 16
Views: 746

Re: Scout style scope on Rossi 92

Consider a Ghost Ring and a HiViz or Firesight for the front. You don't have to focus on the back ring, just look thru it and don't try to center the front...your eye will automaticlly find the center better than you can guess the center. Honest. Thanks but these eyes need magnification these days,...
by mickbr
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scout style scope on Rossi 92
Replies: 16
Views: 746

Re: Scout style scope on Rossi 92

Thanks Rusty I will check that guys channel out
by mickbr
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scout style scope on Rossi 92
Replies: 16
Views: 746

Re: Scout style scope on Rossi 92

Thanks gents, all good points. I don't need the higher magnification so much. Main issue is I cant get front and rear open sights into peprspective very well anymore, and a red dot has become a large L shaped slash to my vision :D . I didn't think of a handgun scope , that will probably do the job i...
by mickbr
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scout style scope on Rossi 92
Replies: 16
Views: 746

Scout style scope on Rossi 92

Fellas I got a weaver rail and red dot currently on my 357, 24" stainless octagonal barrel. Was thinking of upgrading further to a scope setup now on account of my right eye astigmatism getting worse. I know I am committing blasphemy with these devices but in practical terms any suggestions? I had b...
by mickbr
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Disarming Innocent People..."
Replies: 12
Views: 566

Re: "Disarming Innocent People..."

good post AJMD
by mickbr
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old wooden box.
Replies: 20
Views: 711

Re: Old wooden box.

you should put something valuable in that box....oh wait there is :)
by mickbr
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: bloodshed
Replies: 25
Views: 1039

Re: bloodshed

Thats what I don't understand sorry. There are millions of folks in tribal regions of a lot of 3rd world countries, a lot won't see a bible, a lot can't read anyway. the local cleric or bigwig the only guy with education. A woman in some regions will spend most her time indoors, like they have done ...
by mickbr
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When I'm not on leverguns...
Replies: 10
Views: 569

Re: When I'm not on leverguns...

I like Rossi forums, Castboolits, rimfirecentral. less often these days shotgunworld and accuratereloading too.

On youtube I like Scuba Oz, Tnoutdoors and Gunsam, fellas who all do a lot of testing of handgun hollowpoints.