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by Griff
Mon Feb 06, 2023 9:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How I got started with the 38-40 by HarryO
Replies: 10
Views: 243

Re: How I got started with the 38-40 by HarryO

JimT wrote: Sat Feb 04, 2023 7:39 pm I never took it as bragging when you shared some of your stuff. I enjoy seeing what other folks have and love to do. Sometimes I even share a picture or two of my old beat up stuff. :D
Me either. If I had anything fancy, I'd brag on it also!
by Griff
Sun Feb 05, 2023 9:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Paterson Revolvers
Replies: 6
Views: 160

Paterson Revolvers

I believe this forum has possibly the best "brain trust" on the internet on things gun related. I have a pair of Pietta Paterson revolvers.  They are at a gunsmith and he asked if I'd like to have a "ramp" cut into the cylinder, ala, later Colt revolvers.  Has anyone seen or hear...
by Griff
Sat Feb 04, 2023 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: spent primers stain carpet?
Replies: 6
Views: 228

Re: spent primers stain carpet?

The anvil inside the primer is not copper or brass.
by Griff
Fri Feb 03, 2023 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Target that doesn't lie
Replies: 11
Views: 321

Re: Target that doesn't lie

Old No7 wrote: Fri Feb 03, 2023 9:33 amFunny, before I even opened this up, I was thinking of replying with the same target! :D
Old No7
+!
by Griff
Thu Feb 02, 2023 2:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New LEVERGUN cartridge?
Replies: 132
Views: 4123

Re: New LEVERGUN cartridge?

Call me a cynic, but... politicians are not known for their logic or critical thinking. What they ARE known for is the single minded pursuit of votes & campaign contributions. Do ya think that maybe, just maybe a hypothetical ammo company & a hypothetical gun manufacturer have shown a politi...
by Griff
Wed Feb 01, 2023 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ice storm
Replies: 15
Views: 295

Re: Ice storm

Of safe options, at home inside is the best. I didn't have that option so I skedaddled with the skedaddlin' was good. Left about 3 pm on Monday and arrived in Eclectic, AL with my load of shelving intact. Overnite temps were in the low 40s here, and other'n some anticipated rain, looks to remain so....
by Griff
Mon Jan 30, 2023 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tang sight vs. quality ladder sight
Replies: 14
Views: 376

Re: Tang sight vs. quality ladder sight

I have tang sights on several rifles, from my Winchester 94s I use for side matches in CAS, my Sharps, and both 1885s. Neither 1885 has any appreciable recoil, necessitating an over the wrist thumb placement. And frankly,. even with full house .30-30 loads aren't enough to drive the sight into the w...
by Griff
Mon Jan 30, 2023 8:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Layoff Letter ("Let's Go Brandon!")
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Re: Layoff Letter ("Let's Go Brandon!")

Sounds like "justice" to me, but, fair? Not really. Depends on State law, some States specifically prohibit discrimination based on political affiliation or activity.
by Griff
Mon Jan 30, 2023 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clean Brass
Replies: 19
Views: 377

Re: Clean Brass

The SS pins that came with Frankford Arsenal kit are longer than a large primer pocket is wide, and skinny enough that it would quite a few to get stuck in a flash hole. And yeah the timer on it is great!
by Griff
Mon Jan 30, 2023 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .45 Cowboy Special loadings
Replies: 7
Views: 228

Re: .45 Cowboy Special loadings

I forgot to ask - do you have the case dimensions and cartridge OAL for the .45 Cowboy Special? I've found a ton of conflicting data on this. As far as OAL is concerned in pistols it won't matter and for your rifle measure from the stop in the carrier to the front of the carrier. Leave a couple of ...
by Griff
Sun Jan 29, 2023 10:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clean Brass
Replies: 19
Views: 377

Re: Clean Brass

I can't say enough good about Dillon Precision. Neither can I. In 2021 my 550B that I bought in 1987 gave up the ghost. The main ram wobbled and the whole thing twisted whenever you seated a primer... I called Dillon and they laughed, said to take everything off of it and send it to 'em. 10 days la...
by Griff
Sun Jan 29, 2023 10:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reinvented 38-55 Win. 🤔
Replies: 5
Views: 273

Re: Reinvented 38-55 Win. 🤔

piller wrote: Sun Jan 29, 2023 9:47 pmAs Tutt, and Jason said, if it gets a few into shooting and hunting, then it might be a good thing.
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by Griff
Sun Jan 29, 2023 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 45-70 vs 30wcf
Replies: 19
Views: 424

Re: 45-70 vs 30wcf

Life's too short to choose... get both! My spoiled baby-boomer thoughts exactly... :D If I only could have 'one' I'd probalby consider the 35 Remington, actually, just 'because', although ammunition availability if taken into account (or ease of reloading), might alter that somewhat. It is interest...
by Griff
Sun Jan 29, 2023 2:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clean Brass
Replies: 19
Views: 377

Re: Clean Brass

Hey Griff...TWO AGAINST ONE!!! Good ole Jim T says the tumbling/vibrating way is fine.....and if it's fine with Jimbo, it's fine with me!!!! Gasoline? That's the generation before me... On a serious note, making the primer pocket clean makes you feel better even though there's no scientific proof t...
by Griff
Sun Jan 29, 2023 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reinvented 38-55 Win. 🤔
Replies: 5
Views: 273

Re: Reinvented 38-55 Win. 🤔

Quite a bit of discussion about it here: New Levergun Cartridge.
by Griff
Sat Jan 28, 2023 4:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question for .44 WCF rifle shooters
Replies: 15
Views: 385

Re: Question for .44 WCF rifle shooters

JimT wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 4:24 pmBill .. if you got birds on your wine bottles you ain't tipping 'em fast enough!
:lol: :lol: :lol:
by Griff
Sat Jan 28, 2023 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I ran across an article by my Dad written years ago ....
Replies: 12
Views: 308

Re: I ran across an article by my Dad written years ago ....

If you're still learning you're not growing old! I've been casting for over 40 years & I never knew :idea: there was special wax to lube mold hinges or sprue plate pivots! Thanks for posting this!
by Griff
Fri Jan 27, 2023 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clean Brass
Replies: 19
Views: 377

Re: Clean Brass

I personally believe that wet tumbling is a solution to a non existent problem......I haven't cleaned primer pockets in 50 years except for some long range match ammo in the 223 and 308 and then, it's only to eliminate variables to a superstitious mind. I use corn cob media and after it gets black ...
by Griff
Fri Jan 27, 2023 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clean Brass
Replies: 19
Views: 377

Re: Clean Brass

GunnyMack wrote: Fri Jan 27, 2023 5:53 pmThe results look good although before and after would be a better gauge of the effectiveness :D.
I've been seeing/ reading about wet tumbling vs dry, I just don't do large enough to justify another tumbler.
The "before" was all in my range bags and not very photogenic! :P
by Griff
Fri Jan 27, 2023 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clean Brass
Replies: 19
Views: 377

Clean Brass

Over on the SASS Forum they've been touting wet tumbling for some time. I've not really looked at it closely and frankly, thought the claims of "new" looking brass to be just so much hype! Okay, shameless exaggerating actually! Well last month Midway had the Frankfort Arsenal wet tumbling ...
by Griff
Fri Jan 27, 2023 1:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30/30 outperforms the 308 and 30/06 at 100 yards.
Replies: 26
Views: 499

Re: 30/30 outperforms the 308 and 30/06 at 100 yards.

If you write for a living you have to have readers. Many feel the way to get readers is to be controversial. Col. Askins was a master of that. He kept the Editors happy because he generated a lot mail. No matter it was hate mail. It meant people were reading it. That meant the advertisers were gett...
by Griff
Fri Jan 27, 2023 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best Lever Action Cartridges.
Replies: 19
Views: 415

Re: Best Lever Action Cartridges.

Griff, I don't have either caliber in a levergun. I cannot give any real or practical opinion on those 2 for a levergun. No issues. In most leverguns, you can push the 45 Colt to 44 Magnum velocities... and bullets designed for that velocity are available from several makers. Besides, a .02" d...
by Griff
Fri Jan 27, 2023 12:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30/30 outperforms the 308 and 30/06 at 100 yards.
Replies: 26
Views: 499

Re: 30/30 outperforms the 308 and 30/06 at 100 yards.

Richard is no hack. But a .30-30 is not more powerful or effective than a .308 or .30-06. Is a .30-30 enough gun? Sure it is. they all shoot the SAME BULLETS. I don't get what performance measurement "outperforms". The only difference I see is the impact velocity at measured distances. Wh...
by Griff
Fri Jan 27, 2023 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Springfield Firearms Supply?
Replies: 20
Views: 579

Re: Springfield Firearms Supply?

Aye, add my thanks from a former squid!
by Griff
Fri Jan 27, 2023 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best Lever Action Cartridges.
Replies: 19
Views: 415

Re: Best Lever Action Cartridges.

I might quibble about including the 44 Mangl'em as BEST Pistol Cartridge in a Levergun as I feel that honor belongs to the 45 Colt. My main reason is that I feel there is a better selection of bullets appropriate to a levergun. Plus there is that fact that I used to have a 44 levergun, now I have 5 ...
by Griff
Thu Jan 26, 2023 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 45-70 vs 30wcf
Replies: 19
Views: 424

Re: 45-70 vs 30wcf

Life's too short to choose... get both! Frankly, I much prefer the 1886 over the 335 sized 1895... a tad heavier it absorbs recoil better, and I believe it's the much stronger action. In a .30-30, either the 336 or mdl 94 is really a matter of personal preference. For me, the Winchester 94 just come...
by Griff
Wed Jan 25, 2023 11:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .45 Cowboy Special loadings
Replies: 7
Views: 228

Re: .45 Cowboy Special loadings

In my toggle links I'm a little more cautious using 45ACP data. For my social load, I'm using a 200 grain Speer HP and 6.3 grains of Hodgdon's CFE, which is a minimum 45 ACP load, and according to their data develops 14,900 PSI @877 fps. (I can't find my rifle data). My plinking, (cowboy action) loa...
by Griff
Wed Jan 25, 2023 3:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Apparently wonders do cease!!
Replies: 30
Views: 594

Re: Apparently wonders do cease!!

possibly balnks.jpg
by Griff
Wed Jan 25, 2023 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "The Battle for Narvik" -- WWII, Norway
Replies: 7
Views: 270

Re: "The Battle for Narvik" -- WWII, Norway

I won't say I enjoyed it... but it was better than a lot of movies.
by Griff
Tue Jan 24, 2023 11:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting video on the different types of AR-10's
Replies: 4
Views: 125

Re: Interesting video on the different types of AR-10's

Interesting video. I knew that the AR-10 rifles did not enjoy the commonality of parts the AR-15 family does. The one modification I've made to each of my AR-15s is the replacement of the recoil spring & buffer with the JP Enterprises noiseless buffer & spring system. No more "SPROING&q...
by Griff
Tue Jan 24, 2023 5:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colt New Frontier .22LR/WMR
Replies: 18
Views: 413

Re: Colt New Frontier .22LR/WMR

shoot it !! i have two of the short barrel new frontiers, two of the longer barrel, and one of the 7 1/2 "...i shoot them all and all of them outshoot any ruger single six that i have had. and they sure are right pretty too. I had the opportunity to buy a Colt Peacekeeper .22 at a small swap m...
by Griff
Tue Jan 24, 2023 4:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question for .44 WCF rifle shooters
Replies: 15
Views: 385

Re: Question for .44 WCF rifle shooters

What is your favorite configuration of levergun in .44-40, and why? My only .44-40 is an AWA Lightning. Yeah, you asked about levergun, but this pump is just something! Runs nicely, except every once in awhile, I get a little out-of-sync and it hiccups. Taken only occasionally to a cowboy shoot, wh...
by Griff
Tue Jan 24, 2023 12:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Today's Hunting Tip
Replies: 15
Views: 428

Re: Today's Hunting Tip

I hate being lost, I love being found . . .† I sometimes joke that I've never been lost, but haven't known how to get home a few times! Then I moved to Dallas during about what seemed like a month long rainstorm. Lived & worked downtown. Went to work in the dark, came home to temp quarters in t...
by Griff
Tue Jan 24, 2023 12:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Javelina hide?
Replies: 11
Views: 378

Re: Javelina hide?

Bill in Oregon wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 6:13 pmWow, I haven't played spades since college. Nixon was president ... :shock:
Not college, but in Uncle Sam's Canoe Club during the SEA War Games!
by Griff
Tue Jan 24, 2023 12:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94 takes another.
Replies: 13
Views: 345

Re: Winchester 94 takes another.

Well done, Nath!
by Griff
Sun Jan 22, 2023 9:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New LEVERGUN cartridge?
Replies: 132
Views: 4123

Re: New LEVERGUN cartridge?

I'm still wondering what it does that the .375 Winchester doesn't. Meets the 1.800" maximum case length limitation in one or two of the straight wall only states. Yeah,well... other'n that, just a warmed over 357 Maximum, that's still a too skinny cartridge! Obviously, the additional .02"...
by Griff
Sun Jan 22, 2023 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New LEVERGUN cartridge?
Replies: 132
Views: 4123

Re: New LEVERGUN cartridge?

I'm still wondering what it does that the .375 Winchester doesn't. Meets the 1.800" maximum case length limitation in one or two of the straight wall only states. Yeah,well... other'n that, just a warmed over 357 Maximum, that's still a too skinny cartridge! Obviously, the additional .02"...
by Griff
Sun Jan 22, 2023 5:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New LEVERGUN cartridge?
Replies: 132
Views: 4123

Re: New LEVERGUN cartridge?

I'm still wondering what it does that the .375 Winchester doesn't.
by Griff
Sun Jan 22, 2023 12:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New acquisition - Winchester 71 - Target results added
Replies: 35
Views: 730

Re: New acquisition - Winchester 71

Congratulations! Here's hoping it shoots as good as it looks!
by Griff
Fri Jan 20, 2023 10:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sad news about Barrett Firearms
Replies: 8
Views: 501

Re: Sad news about Barrett Firearms

I don't see the big deal... an entrepreneurial company, in the best traditions of free-enterprise, sells his company to another company trying to break into the American market, in the best of free enterprise traditions. I don't see any ulterior motive of trying to undermine the 2nd Amendment. If th...
by Griff
Fri Jan 20, 2023 10:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayers for Souette Quinn
Replies: 19
Views: 617

Re: Prayers for Souette Quinn

Prayers up!
by Griff
Thu Jan 19, 2023 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any Range Day is Better Than Work
Replies: 6
Views: 182

Re: Any Range Day is Better Than Work

The carrier is made for the Uberti toggle links. I don't know if it'll work in a Miroku.
by Griff
Thu Jan 19, 2023 12:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What if your CCW gun failed to fire 10-20% of the time...?
Replies: 36
Views: 676

Re: What if your CCW gun failed to fire 10-20% of the time...?

I'd stick with my pig sticker over either of those two. Frankly, the Glock must be some kind of collector's piece... as I'm constantly being bombarded with tales that they're all 100% reliable 100% of the time! :P :P
by Griff
Wed Jan 18, 2023 3:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PA. Deer Season 2022.
Replies: 15
Views: 290

Re: PA. Deer Season 2022.

Congrats!
by Griff
Wed Jan 18, 2023 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any Range Day is Better Than Work
Replies: 6
Views: 182

Re: Any Range Day is Better Than Work

Griff, Did you have to modify the Marlin to feed the Cby. Spls.? Sounds like a neat little carbine. I keep thinking I need to order a C.S. lifter for my '73, but I don't shoot CAS, so I come back to why? It's shoots the .45 Colts so well, I haven't come up with a reason to get one. :D jb 8) Yes, th...
by Griff
Wed Jan 18, 2023 12:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any Range Day is Better Than Work
Replies: 6
Views: 182

Any Range Day is Better Than Work

Except when setting up is like work! Five rifles, 5 different loads, 3 cartridges, a chronograph, spotting scope, and something in my eye that made it tear and refuse to focus! Anyway, the agenda consisted of chronographing a .32-40, with a 170 grain lead FN, 170 grain Speer JFN, & "170 gra...
by Griff
Mon Jan 16, 2023 2:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speaking of Aliens
Replies: 10
Views: 335

Re: Speaking of Aliens

I suppose any leftists among them would really stand out!
by Griff
Sun Jan 15, 2023 10:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 32-40 cartridge
Replies: 12
Views: 438

Re: 32-40 cartridge

I've heard it described most often as a "taper" case. The .38-55 or .375 Win are straight wall cases. The .32-40 has a most definite visual taper to the case. Tapering from .412 just ahead of the extractor groove down to .340 just behind the crimp. As for it's legality in those states requ...
by Griff
Sun Jan 15, 2023 12:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .45 Colt’s reloading tool.
Replies: 16
Views: 338

Re: .45 Colt’s reloading tool.

Scott Tschirhart wrote: Sat Jan 14, 2023 10:28 pmI’m fixing to start loading some black powder .45 Colt ammo. It will be interesting to see if I can at least seat and crimp with this tool.
It's fun to load a few on one... but I wouldn't want to do even 25 or so! :wink:
by Griff
Sat Jan 14, 2023 2:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The .45 Colt
Replies: 40
Views: 1112

Re: The .45 Colt

My 45 Colts: IMG_0105.JPG Colts IMG_0106.JPG ASM & Uberti DSCN0460.JPG Marlin 1894 17" octagon DSCN0666.JPG Uberti 1873 Short Rifle 18-½" 009.JPG Uberti 1873 Sporting Rifle 24-¼" 45Colt3.jpg Miroku 1885 Low Wall DSCN1404.JPG Uberti 1860 24-¼" Plus a Rossi Short Rifle i can't ...