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by shasta_steve
Mon Mar 01, 2021 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruger Old Army price or value
Replies: 7
Views: 165

Re: Ruger Old Army price or value

They have been following me at every gun show the last 2 years. Who, here, knows prices and value? If i find them for $500 or less is that a good price. Or is that a dislocate your shoulder yanking out yer wallet price? I turned down a Rhino 357 snubby for $750 and then saw what they were going for...
by shasta_steve
Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Death Valley
Replies: 34
Views: 467

Re: Death Valley

When I used to live in the desert in Victorville. My parents would go to go to Tecopa, just outside of Death Valley, every winter. They have lots of RV places and they have hot springs and mineral baths everywhere. Was nice at the end of the day to go soak in the hot tubs. Was not too far to run ove...
by shasta_steve
Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cancel Search and Rescue! We are still alive and doing well.
Replies: 30
Views: 381

Re: Cancel Search and Rescue! We are still alive and doing well.

I operate power plants for a living. Right now the main plant I operate is a combined cycle gas turbine. Texas has been buzzing lately. You find out soon it is really a pretty small industry where almost everyone has friends most everywhere. With California being California lots of guys I know have ...
by shasta_steve
Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Midway says that CCI primers are a discontinued item
Replies: 22
Views: 638

Re: Midway says that CCI primers are a discontinued item

I got the same notification today for several types of CCI primers from Midway.
by shasta_steve
Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Amazon Has " Some" Reloading Equipment
Replies: 13
Views: 532

Re: Amazon Has " Some" Reloading Equipment

I just got a set of 221 and 222 dies off of Amazon. My 338 dies were supposed to be here last Sunday but are now back ordered. Like Jim I am looking of a set of 9mm and 45 Colt but am not going to pay that price just yet. I did get a really nice RCBS press off of Brownells in December but they have ...
by shasta_steve
Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What We Currently Have Is Probably All We'll Get
Replies: 44
Views: 1984

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

I just paid $150 for a box (1000) of Federal large rifle primers. I hated to do it but I really wanted to play with some 45-70 loads. I am just getting back into reloading. Around here I do see some primers advertised for anywhere between $125 and $160 a box. Not a huge cost overall for the big guns...
by shasta_steve
Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .50-95 ammo or brass
Replies: 6
Views: 361

Re: .50-95 ammo or brass

Pretty sure you can make brass from the 50 Alaskan . Gafs has them for a little over a buck a piece and RCBS has the dies in stock.
by shasta_steve
Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Size
Replies: 21
Views: 895

Re: Size

We must have our requisite doses of silliness, Jim, lest we sour out. :lol: I am well-placed to enter one of these arguments having just acquired a 1917 in 6.5-06. I know this cartridge to be superior to the .25-06 and the .270 in every way. Just don't ask me how I know! :lol: :lol: :lol: I recentl...
by shasta_steve
Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester expert needed
Replies: 14
Views: 806

Re: Winchester expert needed

I was expecting a lot more beat up gun than that. Looks to be in very good shape to me.
by shasta_steve
Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester expert needed
Replies: 14
Views: 806

Re: Winchester expert needed

Love to see a picture of the gun. Sounds like it spent a lot of time around where I used to hang out. As soon as it warms up a little I am heading out on the Black Rock for a week of just getting away. I have possession of a 94 25-35 delux. It was either made in 1907 or 1909 depending on what site I...
by shasta_steve
Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: USPS Delivery Status
Replies: 26
Views: 1089

Re: USPS Delivery Status

I am handling an estate and sent a couple of checks out. I have sent one check out to my cousin three times now. Luckily for me he is not super worried about it. He called me yesterday and he finally got the first one. It was mailed on the 8th of December. So basically 30 days to get a first class l...
by shasta_steve
Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Meteorite Collectors
Replies: 29
Views: 913

Re: Meteorite Collectors

If anyone happens to be driving through Barstow California, they have this meteorite on display. https://desertdc.com/old-woman-meteorite/ I used to work in the Southern California desert near Hinkley, of Erin Brockovich fame, in a very large solar power plant. Our head I&E guy had a meteorite that ...
by shasta_steve
Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIDIN' IN THE NEW YEAR
Replies: 20
Views: 761

Re: RIDIN' IN THE NEW YEAR

Great story there. My grandfather was a cowboy in about every since of the word. Some of my earliest memories of him were riding on the horse with him and whenever I would get too cold he would pull a whiskey bottle, full of diesel, out of his saddlebag and set a wood rat nest on fire. I miss those ...
by shasta_steve
Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: USPS Delivery Status
Replies: 26
Views: 1089

Re: USPS Delivery Status

Earlier this year I ordered a couple concrete grinding wheels off Amazon. I think they sent it from Texas but somehow they ended up in Guam. After about 10 days Amazon told me they were lost and gave me a refund. A week later or so they showed up in my mailbox. Good thing was I did not have to pay f...
by shasta_steve
Tue Dec 29, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Night Owls
Replies: 14
Views: 712

Re: Night Owls

I get up at 0600 (that's sleeping in if I was on day shift) and then lay down for a 3 to 4 hour nap about noon before going to work that 1st night on back shift. I am too old to be awake more than 20 hours at a time anymore. And switching from days to nights and back messes up my coffee intake. I w...
by shasta_steve
Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Postal system woes......
Replies: 28
Views: 1099

Re: Postal system woes......

Well got a call from my brother and he got my first letter today. So 13 days from California to Alabama. The other one I sent still has not found its way to Pennsylvania yet. Honestly other than some packages lately I usually have pretty good luck with the mail. Funny thing was when I was in the pos...
by shasta_steve
Mon Dec 21, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Postal system woes......
Replies: 28
Views: 1099

Re: Postal system woes......

I usually don't have too many issues but I did send out two checks the other day and both both got lost. It is possible that someone fished them out of the mail slot but neither showed up after 12 days. I just had to resend them but I sent them certified this time.
by shasta_steve
Sun Dec 20, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ammo Shortage
Replies: 27
Views: 1274

Re: Ammo Shortage

With looming new laws and restrictions, I doubt the manufacturers will add huge amounts of capacity. Right now, they have high demand with guaranteed sales. The wiser business choice would be to make minimal production increases via overtime, raise prices, and put away the increased capital. Unless...
by shasta_steve
Sun Dec 20, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ammo Shortage
Replies: 27
Views: 1274

Re: Ammo Shortage

Nothing wrong with keeping fully stocked up all the time. That's not really hoarding though. We keep well stocked up on most everything around my house. And with my wife I mean most everything. I don't have primers because I really did not expect to be reloading but I do have several thousand rounds...
by shasta_steve
Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ammo Shortage
Replies: 27
Views: 1274

Re: Ammo Shortage

Actually I disagree this this is simply a case of getting caught napping. I am sure there are things they could of done but hiring new people and installing new equipment takes time and lots of money. That is all well and good until things go back to "normal" and you end up with a bunch of employees...
by shasta_steve
Sat Dec 19, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ammo Shortage
Replies: 27
Views: 1274

Ammo Shortage

I thought that this guy did a hell of a good job explaining what is going on. I have been trying to get back in reloading. I messed up a few months ago when I was dividing up my Uncles reloading equipment. I took all the powder but told my cousin to take most of the primers. Big mistake. I have 5-60...
by shasta_steve
Fri Dec 18, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many states..
Replies: 21
Views: 1051

Re: How many states..

Lived in Montana for a year, Idaho for about 4 months and Louisiana for about 3 months. Been in all the Western States from the Dakotas West. All the Southern States and up to North Carolina. Wife's family mostly lives around the Boston area so a few weeks exploring most of those States. Been to Haw...
by shasta_steve
Fri Dec 18, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: why did we all choose lever actions?
Replies: 41
Views: 1479

Re: why did we all choose lever actions?

For me it is kind of a later life thing. My grandfather was a rancher so there were always several lever guns around. Dad worked in the woods or sawmills and always had several around but to be honest most were not really our main hunting guns. My very first gun, that was all mine, was a single shot...
by shasta_steve
Sat Dec 12, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Best Friend Sent Me This... (Jack Daniels)
Replies: 19
Views: 899

Re: My Best Friend Sent Me This... (Jack Daniels)

Don't really drink anymore but back in the day Jack was always a little rough for me to drink straight but man I used to love Gentleman Jack. Good stiff pour, a couple of ice cubes and nice warm fire at the end of day.
by shasta_steve
Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Done
Replies: 85
Views: 2831

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

I think it has a lot to do with perception. I think people think they are getting a "real" Winchester vs a knockoff. I also think for years that that Italian and Brazilian made guns were not always seen as being high quality. I don't know much about Rossi but I do have a Brazilian made Taurus 9mm th...
by shasta_steve
Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Muzzle Brake comparison
Replies: 2
Views: 201

Re: Muzzle Brake comparison

Cool video. I have the factory, added later, brake on my 700 Rem .338 Win Mag. I know it is not as powerful as the Lapua but the gun does not really kick much at all. It is however unnervingly loud if you are shooting it off a covered range.
by shasta_steve
Mon Dec 07, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Uberti's NEW "Winchester 1894"
Replies: 24
Views: 2079

Re: Uberti's NEW "Winchester 1894"

Beautiful rifle there. Love the case hardening and the tang sight.
by shasta_steve
Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First blood with 300 savage
Replies: 20
Views: 1241

Re: First blood with 300 savage

Congratulations on the deer. I have a 300 that looks almost just like that including the scope. I always loved the 250-3000 but just got rid of mine a couple months ago. They are great for deer with the right bullet. Many years ago one of my Uncles was coming in from work and shot a little mule deer...
by shasta_steve
Sat Dec 05, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bullet lube from Home Depot
Replies: 11
Views: 1018

Re: Bullet lube from Home Depot

Cool we must watch the same videos. I saw this come up earlier today but had not had a chance to watch it.
by shasta_steve
Fri Dec 04, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: History of 222 Ammo
Replies: 13
Views: 946

Re: History of 222 Ammo

I have a .222 Sako my Dad had built in Germany, when he was in the Army, in the late 50's. It has a bull barrel and an really good looking piece of wood. I shot thousands of squirrels, rock chucks and coyotes with it as a kid. I have not shot it much the last 20 years or so but I was pricing a new s...
by shasta_steve
Thu Dec 03, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1874 45-70
Replies: 5
Views: 565

Re: 1874 45-70

Steve, I don't know how old you are but I've been a lifelong (66) open sight shooter. The last 5 years or so I've been scoping a lot of my antiques....it's easy with the new mounts that are now on the market so you don't have to d&t and destroy the value.... So my point is that if you like to have ...
by shasta_steve
Wed Dec 02, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1874 45-70
Replies: 5
Views: 565

1874 45-70

Took my Uberti (Pedersoli made) 1874 out to the range the other day and was very happy with how it shot. Found some smokeless "trapdoor" loads laying around and managed to get 5 in a little over 2" with the ladder sight at 100 yards. Probably shooting over my ability. Decided I would put a tang sigh...
by shasta_steve
Wed Dec 02, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Levergun Bison Hunt.....
Replies: 15
Views: 1015

Re: Levergun Bison Hunt.....

That is one beautiful rifle there. I love the 86's and would love to own an original someday. Does look like it was an actual hunt so even better. Many years ago some friends of the family, who own a ranch, looked out and saw they had three buffalo in their field. This was in North Eastern Californi...
by shasta_steve
Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What’s under your bed?
Replies: 37
Views: 1876

Re: What’s under your bed?

Only have two guns that sleep outside of my safes. I won this Mossberg years ago at a Wild Turkey Federation Dinner. Keep if filled with 00 buck. I also keep a 9mm upstairs too but with how I am with pistols it would not be my first choice .

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by shasta_steve
Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: browning miroku 1886 mainspring
Replies: 22
Views: 2005

Re: browning miroku 1886 mainspring

Joeng, A fellow Browning-Miroku 1886 owner here--these are beautiful rifles. If you are still around, I wanted to ask how your jig has held up over time, and if you are still doing it that way. I have the exact same model, with no place for a pin to capture the main spring. I had much the same expe...
by shasta_steve
Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Taking a break from the EBRs at the range. '95 SRC
Replies: 10
Views: 802

Re: Taking a break from the EBRs at the range. '95 SRC

Love that 95. I have one just like it but I am missing the handguard. Found a reproduction for it but not sure how easy it will be to match it up. I did have mine out the other day. I was shooting 165 gr deer loads out of it. All I have to say is if I am going to shoot it much at the range then I ne...
by shasta_steve
Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 336RC in 35 Remington
Replies: 14
Views: 701

Re: Marlin 336RC in 35 Remington

That is a good looking gun there
by shasta_steve
Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My love of Marlin Cowboy model lever guns
Replies: 17
Views: 664

Re: My love of Marlin Cowboy model lever guns

I recently was in charge of dividing up my uncles estate. He was far from rich but had nice little collection of mostly older guns. He had two 1894's One was a Cowboy in 45 Colt. I really wanted that gun but figured I had better get some of the older guns I probably would never get a chance to buy a...
by shasta_steve
Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Favorite Levergun Cartridge
Replies: 76
Views: 2629

Re: My Favorite Levergun Cartridge

I was thinking the same thing about the 35. I took half a dozen lever guns out to the range yesterday and the 35 Rem seemed like it would make a perfect "brush gun". Really pleasant to shoot and surprisingly accurate. Intended to take my old 30-30 out too but could not find the box I had the ammo in...
by shasta_steve
Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone have experience with the 6.5-06?
Replies: 12
Views: 449

Re: Anyone have experience with the 6.5-06?

Never seen one but I am guessing that all things being set up correctly it would be a great round. Pretty much sits right between the 270 and the 25-06. The 25-06 is my favorite deer rifle. I have two of them now. I also used to shoot a 270 and it was a fantastic rifle also. My guess as to why it ne...
by shasta_steve
Mon Nov 09, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One bear down
Replies: 12
Views: 498

Re: One bear down

Nothing wrong at all with a #200 bear. I have not had a bear roast for years but remember it being really good. Bears are kind of like pigs. They are a pain to drag, especially if the ground is not level.
by shasta_steve
Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite levergun
Replies: 80
Views: 2563

Re: Favorite levergun

My favorite has got to be my Browning BLR in .308 win for actual hunting. But another favorite is one of my Model 94's, pre-64 30/30, because it's so handy to always have with me. It's permanent home is in a saddle scabbard lashed to my side by side. Mostly, it's my Armadillo and coyote gun, and th...
by shasta_steve
Sun Nov 08, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite levergun
Replies: 80
Views: 2563

Re: Favorite levergun

the first 86 that i showed is a custom browning made in 1986, and reworked by Ray's Gunsmithing in Colorado springs. i just copied a special order 86 right out of the Winchester book by Madis. i can push 410 grain bullets to right at 2100 fps .. but why do that ? there are easier ways to hurt yours...
by shasta_steve
Sun Nov 08, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite levergun
Replies: 80
Views: 2563

Re: Favorite levergun

This would have to be my favorite now. It is a Browning 1886 45-70 made in 1986. I really would love to get an original but for now this one is fun to shoot. Next two guns I want to get are the Uberti 73 in 44-40 and the 76 in 45-75. Would love to have an original in either of those but that may hav...
by shasta_steve
Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Marlin 410 and another squirrel for the stew
Replies: 13
Views: 558

Re: The Marlin 410 and another squirrel for the stew

That is one cool shotgun. I had no idea they even made one. My squirrel shotgun was also a .410 but a little single shot.
by shasta_steve
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tractor Rebuild Begins
Replies: 14
Views: 821

Re: Tractor Rebuild Begins

Cool I spent a lot of time on tractors like that when I was a kid. I just sold an early 50's model 8N the other day. I really would of loved to keep it but just no where to use it anymore.
by shasta_steve
Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Gun Room
Replies: 7882
Views: 199338

Re: The Gun Room

I lived in the Victorville from 2003 to 2008. Always seemed like we got a little snow but in 2008 we got quite a lot one storm. No snow in the Valley where I live now but can usually see plenty just up the hill in the Winter.
by shasta_steve
Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: “...if only one gun...” [eyeball roll]
Replies: 30
Views: 970

Re: “...if only one gun...” [eyeball roll]

Jack that is the exact gun I have stashed in the mustang. If I could only have ONE for all my needs....12 gauge pump. With a short barrel good news t great home defense, choked barrel good for hunting, rifles barrel good for deer/bear. I said it was good for not great at each of those things. If yo...
by shasta_steve
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New member here.
Replies: 14
Views: 382

Re: New member here.

Hello everyone, I just signed up on this forum as I've been bitten hard by the lever gun bug. I own several in both rim and cf and was looking for a place with great information for what I'm sure will be (to some) questions most people already know the answer to. I currently have six lever rifles, ...
by shasta_steve
Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stevens 425 High Power .35 Remington
Replies: 19
Views: 1423

Re: Stevens 425 High Power .35 Remington

Well I did finally get out and shoot the Stevens. It was very pleasant to shoot. Only ran about 10 rounds through it. Recoil was there but not bad at all. I was shooting off hand so I have no idea how accurate it really is. It is a very smooth rifle. Only thing that bothered me was some of the brass...