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by DocRock
Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stevens 425 High Power .35 Remington
Replies: 19
Views: 1035

Re: Stevens 425 High Power .35 Remington

Love the looks. Very Marlinesque receiver, but stock shape showing Savage 99 influence. Nice indeed.

On primers backing out, don't discount a long chamber. Check fired cases against factory to see if the shoulder is a little farther forward on the fired cases.
by DocRock
Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 6.5 PRC
Replies: 25
Views: 714

Re: 6.5 PRC

6.5 PRC, what the Creedmoor fanboys should have waited for. I'm not a "magic cartridge" sort of chap, but the 6.5 PRC is a genuinely innovative cartridge that delivers beyond the exceptionally little hype it's had. Great rifle and cartridge. Enjoy.
by DocRock
Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: On Trump’s Taxes...
Replies: 4
Views: 282

Re: On Trump’s Taxes...

. I care more about an occasional itch on my back-side than I do about Donald Trump's taxes. :roll: I didn't give it extensive thought, but I'm pretty sure I couldn't have put it better than that. After the summer of Burning, Looting, Murdering by Biden supporters, after the insanity that has been ...
by DocRock
Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: First debate
Replies: 9
Views: 363

Re: First debate

I thought Wallace was pretty good given what he had to work with. I think Biden takes it by virtue of not having collapsed or broken down into a gibbering mess, which was a reasonable expectation. But a Telemundo poll gave Trump the win for 66% of viewers polled, which has to be extremely worrying f...
by DocRock
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help with Rossi 92 feeding problem
Replies: 14
Views: 508

Re: Help with Rossi 92 feeding problem

.38/.357? I had one and it was finnicky. Liked 357 cases with short roundnose bullets. I didn't. Moved it on. My 45 Colt on the other will feed anything I put in it as long as I am assertive with the lever. But if it was feeding well and post polishing does not, I suspect something will have been ov...
by DocRock
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Audacity of Some
Replies: 12
Views: 450

Re: The Audacity of Some

If that sheriff's seat is an elected position, I would be encouraging someone more law-minded to run. Their behavior was disgraceful. Attempted auto theft is a crime. Someone operating a tow-truck to absconded with a vehicle to which they did not have legal access is attempted theft. Time for a new ...
by DocRock
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: City Council Approved Abolishing Police Asks: ‘Where Are They?"
Replies: 3
Views: 273

Re: City Council Approved Abolishing Police Asks: ‘Where Are They?"

The Babylon Bee couldn't make this stuff up. It's an actual Darwinian moment.
by DocRock
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Win 1873?
Replies: 13
Views: 847

Re: The Win 1873?

I don't own one. But when I watch the really fast guys in SASS competition, as far as I can tell, virtually every one of them is running a '73 and, unless I am mistaken, there are short throw kits available for them? So, for super rapid fire and absolute assurance of feed, can't see a '73 beat. I lo...
by DocRock
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big Marlin 1881
Replies: 13
Views: 401

Re: Big Marlin 1881

Marvin S wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:23 pm
marlinman93 wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:18 pm
Yes, I've got the exact same rifle, and even with set triggers like yours. Also have another .40-60M 1881 in special deluxe built by Emil Flues.

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That’s a snazzy one.
Dayum! NSFW :lol:
by DocRock
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big Marlin 1881
Replies: 13
Views: 401

Re: Big Marlin 1881

I was unfamiliar with the 1881 and had to look it up. Pretty awesome! Only 20,000 made in total, so yours is somewhat rare. Glad to see you you putting it through its paces. what a great piece of history.
by DocRock
Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Made a Ice Box
Replies: 13
Views: 394

Re: Made a Ice Box

Very nice. We have an unelectrified cabin up in VT and use an old fashioned ice box much like that, although somewhat more horizontally oriented. We use block ice, so drainage is critical. But once it gets cooled down, it's very effective. Cool project.
by DocRock
Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning BLR long action anyone?
Replies: 28
Views: 710

Re: Browning BLR long action anyone?

These guys do the BLR in 375 Ruger, which I have in a Patriot and like a lot - from 375 H&H down to 375 Win - but I have to ask why 9.3x62 rather than say, 35 Brown-Whelen (for the shoulder)? https://www.ariaballisticengineering.com/services1 9.3 x62 has pretty impressive ballistics and terminal per...
by DocRock
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SEPTEMBER ELEVENTH
Replies: 9
Views: 230

Re: SEPTEMBER ELEVENTH

Do you think Ilhan Omar and her family open presents the night before, or wait until the morning of the 11th?
by DocRock
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buffalo Bullet Company?
Replies: 6
Views: 262

Re: Buffalo Bullet Company?

I think it's been like seven years. I remember 2013 looking for Ball-ets for a Walker and being SOL. Would love to get some more. I liked those.
by DocRock
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Think This Sums Up Governor Cuomo Pretty Well
Replies: 7
Views: 409

Re: I Think This Sums Up Governor Cuomo Pretty Well

Not bad, but the streamer flying behind an airplane all weekend around the city and the LI beaches that reads "The Gov Killed Nana" might be even better.



https://nypost.com/2020/09/06/banner-sa ... k-beaches/
by DocRock
Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Parts for an 1895 Winchester
Replies: 8
Views: 431

Re: Parts for an 1895 Winchester

I envy your originals. I have a Miroku made in 1980a replica in 30-40. Love that rifle.

Can't help with a hand guard but wish you the best in full swing it.
by DocRock
Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fall In The Rockies!!
Replies: 11
Views: 391

Re: Fall In The Rockies!!

I was up near Meeker Peak NE of Allenspark today 9500 - 10000 ft and the aspen were starting to show color.
by DocRock
Wed Sep 02, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting 'Militia' history in the U.S.
Replies: 3
Views: 246

Re: Interesting 'Militia' history in the U.S.

Nor I the extent of it. That was well written, thanks for posting.
by DocRock
Wed Sep 02, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Easy Off oven cleaner for gunstock?
Replies: 18
Views: 613

Re: Easy Off oven cleaner for gunstock?

It'll also take the enamel off your teeth and, probably destroy any Covid balls floating around. Too harsh for my tastes. I have done three stocks with Citristrip in the past nine months and I am sold! Coat, wait a half hour, scrub off with scotch-brite type pads, coat again and paper towels. Let it...
by DocRock
Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Game Keeper
Replies: 18
Views: 806

Re: Game Keeper

Any experience with Lanber shotguns made in Spain? Im on a quest to and o/u 12 gauge now. 20 gauge o/u's are way over priced right now. Lanber made good guns. I knew an instructor in the UK that used them for his school guns. They handled pretty well and were very solid. I shot a 12 ga years ago an...
by DocRock
Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Duplex Loading the .44-40
Replies: 38
Views: 4277

Re: Duplex Loading the .44-40

I make a similar load in .44-40: I talked to John Kort a good deal about duplex loads before he passed away and this is what I developed here in discussion with him: Firstly, duplex loads with black powder and a smokeless priming are time-honoured load and were used a good deal by target shooters i...
by DocRock
Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Duplex Loading the .44-40
Replies: 38
Views: 4277

Re: Duplex Loading the .44-40

Well, I can tell you what I have done, and not that what I have done is what you should do necessarily. I based my decision on what I read from Phil Sharpe and Ned Roberts about duplex loading back when it was the done thing, and then I backed off a bit based on my view that gunbugs of that era had ...
by DocRock
Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LEVER GUN AMMO
Replies: 18
Views: 1020

Re: LEVER GUN AMMO

No "Like" button mr. Tutt, which would have saved on verbiage from me. I agree. No animosity on my part. It comes down to matching alloy to velocity and I can see no reason whatsoever for 25 BHN at 1350 fps. I have explained why I can see no such reason but wish no ill towards anyone who disagrees w...
by DocRock
Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LEVER GUN AMMO
Replies: 18
Views: 1020

Re: LEVER GUN AMMO

Tutt, At a certain point, roughly 1800 fps, moving lead faster does indeed need it to be "harder" but at no speed is 25 BHN either necessary or advisable. It's too brittle to have good terminal ballistics and simply unnecessarily hard. Below 1800 fps, 15 BHN is hard enough, though as you note, it wi...
by DocRock
Thu Aug 27, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ronald Reagan does it again.....
Replies: 5
Views: 425

Re: Ronald Reagan does it again.....

Thank you!
by DocRock
Wed Aug 26, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LEVER GUN AMMO
Replies: 18
Views: 1020

Re: LEVER GUN AMMO

Grizz, you have opinions, not facts. You demand the evidence that you yourself cannot provide. Your opinions are wrong and it's a shame to see them possibly misleading people new to the game. I don't know where you heard this stuff other than from commercial casters trying to sell what's convenient ...
by DocRock
Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LEVER GUN AMMO
Replies: 18
Views: 1020

Re: LEVER GUN AMMO

Proof that some things can't be fixed. I tried.
by DocRock
Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rossi Rio Bravo 22lr
Replies: 7
Views: 551

Re: Rossi Rio Bravo 22lr

I can't speak to its design. I will say that based on my experiences with three R92s, I would be willing to risk a Rossi Rio Bravo 22lr if the price was right. As to the wood, I find their "German beech wood" claim highly dubious. It may be beech; the far south around Santa Cruz do Sul might support...
by DocRock
Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LEVER GUN AMMO
Replies: 18
Views: 1020

Re: LEVER GUN AMMO

The rule with lead is "as soft as possible; as hard as necessary" . BHN 25 at 1350 fps, is a clear violation of the rule and completely senseless. Below 1800 fps, anything above BHN 15 is almost certainly a recipe for leading, even with good bullet to barrel fit. "Hard cast" or "Super hard cast" bul...
by DocRock
Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Montana or Wyoming? added pics
Replies: 27
Views: 877

Re: Montana or Wyoming?

Will you need easy access to an airport? A reasonably large town? That puts you, in my opinion, from a value for money perspective, in the Billings / Sheridan area. Very nice, with an airport, healthcare etc. all within easy reach. If an airport is not critical, look at Hulett, WY. Picturesque area...
by DocRock
Sat Aug 22, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Montana or Wyoming? added pics
Replies: 27
Views: 877

Re: Montana or Wyoming?

Will you need easy access to an airport? A reasonably large town? That puts you, in my opinion, from a value for money perspective, in the Billings / Sheridan area. Very nice, with an airport, healthcare etc. all within easy reach. If an airport is not critical, look at Hulett, WY. Picturesque area,...
by DocRock
Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The explosion in Beirut
Replies: 39
Views: 2180

Re: The explosion in Beirut

The original fire next to the warehouse with the AN, involved fireworks. It generated sufficient heat and energy to detonate the AN. That the Lebanese authorities stored fireworks next to a warehouse with 2700 tons of explosive fertilizer surprises me not one little bit. It's quite sad. I have been ...
by DocRock
Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The explosion in Beirut
Replies: 39
Views: 2180

Re: The explosion in Beirut

So, according to Lebanese friends (the Phoenicians having invented conspiracy and the Lebanese refining it for millennia, I take this with much salt), the fire started in an adjacent warehouse containing, among other things, fireworks. That fire spread to the warehouse containing some 2,750 lbs of a...
by DocRock
Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ‘...Mini-AK-47...?’
Replies: 9
Views: 861

Re: ‘...Mini-AK-47...?’

AK pistol?
by DocRock
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best yo stian in Curly Maple
Replies: 20
Views: 1271

Re: Best yo stian in Curly Maple

As stated above, you can make Maple all sorts of colors. But doing it well is another matter. Like Beech, staining Maple can produce awful blotching. And taking Maple too dark is almost certainly a waste of the Maple. Gel stains tend to work much better and more evenly with Beech and Maple. The best...
by DocRock
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Revolver I Picked Up 1851 RM Conversion
Replies: 25
Views: 1101

Re: New Revolver I Picked Up 1851 RM Conversion

Congratulations! That is one of the most beautiful and elegant production firearms ever made. It just looks like it was made to point. Enjoy.
by DocRock
Sat May 23, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oh Heck Yes!! I Want One Of These!!
Replies: 14
Views: 1461

Re: Oh Heck Yes!! I Want One Of These!!

Flying cars are the transport of the future! As they have been since the 1930s...
by DocRock
Thu May 21, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jacketed Vs Cast Reloading
Replies: 27
Views: 1312

Re: Jacketed Vs Cast Reloading

IMR 4227, 4198, and 3031 are mighty useful to have on hand for cast loads.
by DocRock
Mon May 18, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How did henry get so popular?
Replies: 37
Views: 2292

Re: How did henry get so popular?

While i cannot offer the uninhibited cheerleading for Henry offered above for several reasons, none of which have to do with quality, I will offer this: by all accounts it is rarity I America today, a well-run business, which includes customer service, product enthusiasm and, it would appear to me, ...
by DocRock
Sun May 10, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Questions about Olde Eynsford 1 1/2F, Blackhorn 209
Replies: 2
Views: 319

Re: Questions about Olde Eynsford 1 1/2F, Blackhorn 209

Blackhorn 209 has a reputation for ignition problems and, as all the subs are, is even more hygroscopic than real black powder. Otherwise, it is a near direct substitute. In other words, your starting load is a drop tube full case to about 1 /10"above bullet base, compress, seat bullet to contact, a...
by DocRock
Fri May 08, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two Elk Destroy "DANGER: Elk" Sign
Replies: 4
Views: 484

Re: Two Elk Destroy "DANGER: Elk" Sign

Deer and elk simply don't respect these signs. I don't why the government keeps wasting money putting up deer crossing signs. They never ever cross there and just do whatever they want!
by DocRock
Mon May 04, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The most momentous wartime message
Replies: 7
Views: 714

Re: The most momentous wartime message

Mind you, "N U T Z!" was up there.
by DocRock
Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An Apparent Gunshot Accident
Replies: 7
Views: 750

Re: An Apparent Gunshot Accident

The Bloomberg funded Mothers Against Guns, Freedom, and Joy group issued a statement on the incident: "Linda Burnett is as much a victim of gun violence as the millions of innocent children who are cut down every year by guns. If we had common sense gun laws in place, she never would have assumed th...
by DocRock
Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone here use a Thermal Scope...?
Replies: 8
Views: 496

Re: Anyone here use a Thermal Scope...?

Thermal has become quite incredible and, in the grand scheme of things, has become way more affordable. People should of course do with their disposable income whatever they darn well please. However, in my estimation, unless one is engaged in large scale hog eradication, a drug lord, or a particula...
by DocRock
Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Latest 1895 Winchester And A Few Test Shots
Replies: 13
Views: 900

Re: Latest 1895 Winchester And A Few Test Shots

Love the '95! That one looks remarkably well preserved. Varmint hunting with the 38-72? Awesome! :mrgreen:
by DocRock
Sat Apr 25, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gun Cleaning Made Easy....
Replies: 5
Views: 337

Re: Gun Cleaning Made Easy....

Stop monkeying around! This is serious stuff.
by DocRock
Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two Hun Beauties!
Replies: 3
Views: 426

Two Hun Beauties!

Won these quite unexpectedly at the Rock Island Auction yesterday. Threw in a low-ball bid and came up a winner. It will be a while before I get them, but the older and more interesting one is an antique, so a direct delivery. This was listed as a Model 1871 Mauser in "8mm". Quite interesting. The r...
by DocRock
Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why Wouldn't This Be A Good Idea??
Replies: 18
Views: 1137

Re: Why Wouldn't This Be A Good Idea??

The Hydroxychloroquine Zithromax Zinc treatment isn't prophylactic (though zinc supplements may help). The treatment counteracts the viral stripping of protein bonds in hemoglobin that release iron and causes oxidation (in the same way that does in treating malaria), but if the virus isn't doing tha...
by DocRock
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Snowflake Tears
Replies: 6
Views: 707

Re: Snowflake Tears

Sounds like a good name for a Vodka.
by DocRock
Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Project: Westernfield Model 30
Replies: 17
Views: 1366

Re: New Project: Westernfield Model 30

Finally got the second barrel cut down, had to have it turned down slightly on a lathe to fit the Win ‘97 heat shield, fitted it all up, and now have two complete barrel assemblies 28” threaded for chokes and the faux ‘trench gun’. BA3BFC1D-F057-4633-87E1-501FD765861A.jpeg FBDD655F-4480-4ED1-AC9A-60...