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by Walt
Mon Sep 26, 2022 3:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .44 Henry Flat--Musings on the usefulness of mild cartridges
Replies: 39
Views: 729

Re: .44 Henry Flat--Musings on the usefulness of mild cartridges

Heck, even John Linebaugh, the guru of monster loads in medium size revolvers says that his everyday working loads in .45 Colt are 8 to 8.5 grains of 231 behind a 250 grain cast bullet. Quite a contrast to his dinosaur loads.
by Walt
Mon Sep 26, 2022 2:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: am I exaggerating 44 mag recoil
Replies: 20
Views: 287

Re: am I exaggerating 44 mag recoil

If you want to continue shooting full power loads, the solution is to change that curved buttplate to a straight one. I have done that by forming a piece of dense foam to the shape of the curvature on one side with a straight edge on the other and then mounting a butt cover or a recoil pad behind th...
by Walt
Wed Sep 21, 2022 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unique in .30-30?
Replies: 15
Views: 521

Re: Unique in .30-30?

JDL, I had wondered whether molds for .30-30 cast bullets were available in plain base. Seems like they would work nicely if the velocity were kept below about 1500 fps. Thanks for the post; I think I'll look into that. Sounds like a good time.
by Walt
Wed Sep 21, 2022 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rattlesnakes and pellet guns
Replies: 31
Views: 525

Re: Rattlesnakes and pellet guns

I have a friend who used to make rattlesnake skin mounts on a fancy board and also hatbands. I have a Leatherman with a very narrow slotted screwdriver blade and when we would encounter a snake in our wanderings I would hold the snake's head down with a stick and pith him through the back of the hea...
by Walt
Sun Sep 18, 2022 6:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Don’t see these much anymore
Replies: 21
Views: 674

Re: Don’t see these much anymore

No, you're right, Scott.
They are ringtail cats; coatis are much larger animals. There are significant populations of ringtails around NM, specifically around Ft. Sumner and Vaughn. My game camera in my driveway picked up a picture of one several months ago.
by Walt
Fri Sep 16, 2022 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unique in .30-30?
Replies: 15
Views: 521

Re: Unique in .30-30?

Thanks for the info, Marlinman.
by Walt
Fri Sep 16, 2022 5:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Uberti 1885 replica .45-70
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: Uberti 1885 replica .45-70

You have a beautiful rifle there, 2ndovc.

It's definitely a higher grade than mine with fine checkering on beautiful wood as well as double triggers. Thanks for the picture.
by Walt
Fri Sep 16, 2022 12:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Uberti 1885 replica .45-70
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Uberti 1885 replica .45-70

I bought a Uberti replica 1885 .45-70 years ago. I have shot it with RCBS 405 gr round nose flat points going around 1400 fps at the local range (200 yard limit) a bit but I want to shoot it at longer distances. I don't recall seeing any of them shot at U-pick it Ranch so I was wondering if anyone h...
by Walt
Fri Sep 16, 2022 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old friends
Replies: 10
Views: 286

Re: Old friends

Sorry to hear it, Scott. Hopefully it will bring back the reflections of the good times in beautiful color.
by Walt
Thu Sep 15, 2022 7:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unique in .30-30?
Replies: 15
Views: 521

Re: Unique in .30-30?

I only very seldom shoot jacketed bullets.

It's necessary in .223, .243, 6.5, 7mm, .308 and .30-06 but everything else up to .375 H&H and .45-70 is cast only. It makes me less dependent upon political swings.
by Walt
Wed Sep 14, 2022 2:22 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SOLD: Target air pistol
Replies: 11
Views: 270

Re: FS in Texas: A legendary target air pistol

Beautiful airgun, Bill! I know you'll enjoy it. One of the best parts is that you can shoot them at home using a bullet trap and the neighbors are none the wiser. I have a Feinwerkbau model 65 side lever that I traded for years ago. I was so impressed by it that I swapped the guy a 1911 straight acr...
by Walt
Wed Sep 14, 2022 8:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unique in .30-30?
Replies: 15
Views: 521

Unique in .30-30?

I remember watching a You Tube video of Sagebrush Longshots years ago in which someone was shooting a .30-30 at long range using a load of around 10 grains of Unique. I wasn't really involved in shooting rifle calibers in lever actions at the time but with my developing interest, I searched around a...
by Walt
Tue Sep 13, 2022 6:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Most sought after .22lr?
Replies: 52
Views: 1280

Re: Most sought after .22lr?

My shooting partner has a Henry .22 mag lever gun with an octagonal barrel. I am envious because it's a fine rifle; well-made and accurate. It doesn't enter into the controversy about having a side gate or not.
by Walt
Mon Sep 12, 2022 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OMG, I did it again
Replies: 18
Views: 414

Re: OMG, I did it again

Tutt, thanks for the link. It's not quite as "tacky" ha! as I had remembered. Definitely for a right handed shooter though.
by Walt
Mon Sep 12, 2022 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OMG, I did it again
Replies: 18
Views: 414

Re: OMG, I did it again

Tutt, do you remember the Chief Sitting Bull commemorative? Wasn't that the one with rows and rows of brass tacks protruding from the stock? Aargh!
by Walt
Mon Sep 12, 2022 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ordered a Big Horn 500S&W lever gun
Replies: 8
Views: 213

Re: Ordered a Big Horn 500S&W lever gun

Congratulations, Bearskinner!! Big Horn has an excellent reputation for making innovative and quality lever actions. I hope you really enjoy it. Hey, next year isn't that far off.
by Walt
Fri Sep 09, 2022 3:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 336 in 44 mag
Replies: 27
Views: 1189

Re: 336 in 44 mag

I bought a post-JM Marlin model 1894 in .44 mag several years ago when everyone was complaining about their poor workmanship. I certainly experienced that too. Before I even fired it (it was new, unfired) I looked down the bore and found a 4" section of machining chatter marks several inches down fr...
by Walt
Fri Sep 09, 2022 2:58 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: There comes a point when it's just pathetic
Replies: 5
Views: 198

Re: There comes a point when it's just pathetic

I have come to cringe when the word "expert" is used nowadays....as well as "poll". Utter garbage.
by Walt
Fri Sep 09, 2022 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gamekeeper is a bad influence
Replies: 16
Views: 366

Re: Gamekeeper is a bad influence

Here's my Leatherman. I see now that I'm not giving the picture enough time to load. Oops
by Walt
Fri Sep 09, 2022 11:50 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: More 'beta-males' and man-buns coming....
Replies: 6
Views: 209

Re: More 'beta-males' and man-buns coming....

I'm having trouble getting my attachments included. It looks like I'm not waiting long enough for them to load.
by Walt
Fri Sep 09, 2022 11:47 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: More 'beta-males' and man-buns coming....
Replies: 6
Views: 209

Re: More 'beta-males' and man-buns coming....

My two cents worth.
by Walt
Fri Sep 09, 2022 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Most sought after .22lr?
Replies: 52
Views: 1280

Re: Most sought after .22lr?

I'm with you on the 9422. I have one in .22lr and another with a beautiful laminated stock in .22 mag. I still have a Remington Nylon 66 as well as my first rifle, a Winchester model 61 pump. One that I regret letting get away was a Remington 541-S bolt action. Twas a beautiful gun.
by Walt
Fri Sep 09, 2022 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gamekeeper is a bad influence
Replies: 16
Views: 366

Re: Gamekeeper is a bad influence

This is my every day carry. I've worn it clipped inside my pocket for over 30 years and although I don't use it very frequently since I retired, I hope to never part with it. It has just what I need. It even shares some of the road rash I received when I dumped a motorcycle two decades ago. It's a L...
by Walt
Fri Sep 09, 2022 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OMG, I did it again
Replies: 18
Views: 414

Re: OMG, I did it again

Also, congratulations on your new Trapper! Very cool. I hope you find that it's as good a companion as your old one.
by Walt
Fri Sep 09, 2022 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OMG, I did it again
Replies: 18
Views: 414

Re: OMG, I did it again

Scott, what does the SRC stand for? Excuse my ignorance.
by Walt
Fri Sep 09, 2022 10:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OMG, I did it again
Replies: 18
Views: 414

OMG, I did it again

I wandered through a couple of gun shops in town yesterday looking for anything other than wondernines and ARs. I stopped at a shop about 50 miles away, looking through their offerings and came across a model 94 Buffalo Bill commemorative chambered in .30-30. It appears to be unfired. It had been si...
by Walt
Wed Sep 07, 2022 9:37 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: So I Guess I'm A Fool
Replies: 10
Views: 380

Re: So I Guess I'm A Fool

Yeah, that's BS at its finest. Our kids both benefitted from NM's lottery scholarship program but I paid for the remainder of their education. They paid for living expenses and incidentals. Our daughter is now a psychologist specializing in autistic children and my son is a sales manager for a compa...
by Walt
Wed Sep 07, 2022 9:25 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: So proud of my alma mater and my profession...
Replies: 2
Views: 160

Re: So proud of my alma mater and my profession...

Don't forget that 50% of any class, including those in medical school are below average.
by Walt
Mon Aug 29, 2022 7:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hammer swaps
Replies: 22
Views: 452

Re: Hammer swaps

Yep, I have a New Vaquero that I fitted with a SBH hammer and it dropped in perfectly.
by Walt
Sun Aug 28, 2022 4:00 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: I love our Govenor
Replies: 9
Views: 288

Re: I love our Govenor

I hope Governor DeSantis has an excellent security detail. You never know the level of desperation the liberals could stoop to. We need to get him to the WH all in one piece.
by Walt
Sun Aug 28, 2022 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can anyone identify these stocks?
Replies: 22
Views: 516

Re: Can anyone identify these stocks?

I read a story once by Skeeter Skelton's son who said that he came into a room and found his father with a new Smith revolver, filing away at the grips. Apparently he liked his grips narrow as well as his front sights. The original front sights on medium and large frame Smiths are 1/8" wide and Skee...
by Walt
Sun Aug 28, 2022 2:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hammer swaps
Replies: 22
Views: 452

Re: Hammer swaps

I don't know whether they'll fit the old models. I only own one old model (unfortunately) but it already has the hammer since it's an SBH. Otherwise, the SBH hammers should fit all Ruger single actions except the Single Six family of revolvers and the Bearcats.
by Walt
Sun Aug 28, 2022 2:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: speaking of 30-30
Replies: 31
Views: 1036

Re: speaking of 30-30

Thanks for the reminder, 1894cfan.

I have dozens of top punches for my 50+ molds. The only one I can't seem to get is for a 325gr LBT WFN for my .454. I sent Veral Smith a check for it at the beginning of March and after 7 phone calls to him, I'm still waiting.
by Walt
Sat Aug 27, 2022 4:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: speaking of 30-30
Replies: 31
Views: 1036

Re: speaking of 30-30

Hey, Drawdown;

If you have any interest in a 170 bullet for .30-30 with a RNFP rather than a round nose, Oregon Trail has gas checked bullets in stock for $40/100.
by Walt
Sat Aug 27, 2022 3:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: speaking of 30-30
Replies: 31
Views: 1036

Re: speaking of 30-30

Thanks,1894cfan:
I ordered one of the 30 caliber RCBS 150 gr molds last night from Midsouth Shooters Supply. It's on the way...$140 incl tax and shipping.
by Walt
Fri Aug 26, 2022 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: speaking of 30-30
Replies: 31
Views: 1036

Re: speaking of 30-30

Drawdown, I have spent the last hour online searching for custom cast bullet manufacturers who offer the Lyman 311291 bullets. I see your dilemma. They don't seem to be available, at least not the exact design with a round nose and gas check. I suspect some people might think that small round nose c...
by Walt
Fri Aug 26, 2022 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: speaking of 30-30
Replies: 31
Views: 1036

Re: speaking of 30-30

Drawdown, sorry but I just don't know. I have never really had a reason to find what's available commercially because I have the mold.
by Walt
Fri Aug 26, 2022 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New project rifle
Replies: 18
Views: 595

Re: New project rifle

OldWin, I agree. Good choices. I have a commercial Mauser with a shot-out barrel chambered in .22-250 and I think either of your choices would be ideal for a new chambering in my rifle. I have read that the improved version of the .35 Whelan doesn't offer a significant velocity increase so I would p...
by Walt
Fri Aug 26, 2022 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: speaking of 30-30
Replies: 31
Views: 1036

Re: speaking of 30-30

Good subject! That RCBS 30-150-FN is probably an excellent all around cast bullet for .30-30. I don't have that mold but I plan to order one if I can find it. I have a Lyman 311291 mold (170 gr) which was apparently the original bullet loaded in the .30-30. It's a round nose design which would work ...
by Walt
Fri Aug 26, 2022 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can anyone identify these stocks?
Replies: 22
Views: 516

Re: Can anyone identify these stocks?

Didn't the Mountain Guns come with Ahrends grips from the factory? Mine had Ahrends on it but in my dry climate they warped and I replaced them with Eagle grips.
by Walt
Fri Aug 26, 2022 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I miss Sagebrush Longshots
Replies: 16
Views: 448

Re: I miss Sagebrush Longshots

Thank you again, marlinman! I don't know what sort of occupation Wind retired from but he was unquestionably a teacher and a fine one. And a heck of a shot as well. A very charismatic gentleman, he had a positive influence on a lot of shooters.
by Walt
Fri Aug 26, 2022 9:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hammer swaps
Replies: 22
Views: 452

Re: Hammer swaps

Beautiful collection of Blackhawks, veeman. You have four 3-screws there and stag grips for all seven of them.

Very nice!
by Walt
Thu Aug 25, 2022 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Deer stand test
Replies: 21
Views: 658

Re: Deer stand test

Scott, I have lowered the rear sights on several guns and in some cases it's much easier than ordering and installing a new sight blade, especially with Smiths. I have found that Smiths are so difficult to install a new, lower blade on that it's more practical to just replace the entire rear sight a...
by Walt
Thu Aug 25, 2022 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hammer swaps
Replies: 22
Views: 452

Re: Hammer swaps

I have done that with every one of my regular Blackhawks except for one which I replaced with a Bisley hammer. That was quite a bit more work. My Rugers all have superb trigger pulls, like 21/2 lb pulls with zero creep. They are a joy to shoot and perfect for bustin' steel gongs. Probably a bit ligh...
by Walt
Thu Aug 25, 2022 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I miss Sagebrush Longshots
Replies: 16
Views: 448

Re: I miss Sagebrush Longshots

Yeah, thanks, Marlinman. It'll be good to watch more videos. How many times have you attended and how long ago did Wind pass?
by Walt
Thu Aug 25, 2022 9:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I miss Sagebrush Longshots
Replies: 16
Views: 448

Re: I miss Sagebrush Longshots

I believe the organizer and property owner whom they called the Captain passed away several years ago and the annual event folded. His first name was Wynn (spelling?)
by Walt
Thu Aug 25, 2022 8:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I miss Sagebrush Longshots
Replies: 16
Views: 448

I miss Sagebrush Longshots

I miss the You Tube videos posted under Sagebrush Longshots. They had such great camaraderie and gentle coaching that improved visitors' shooting even beyond their own expectations. Lots of lever guns and other guns, mostly old and old-design rifles that shot superbly at long distances. Beautiful lo...
by Walt
Tue Aug 23, 2022 7:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 45-70 heavy squib loads
Replies: 4
Views: 340

Re: 45-70 heavy squib loads

With a heavy bullet like yours I would sure try a slower powder like 4227 or even IMR4198. Good luck.
by Walt
Tue Aug 23, 2022 7:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Follow-Up On Yesterday's Range Time
Replies: 7
Views: 298

Re: Follow-Up On Yesterday's Range Time

A decade or so ago I had a pressure incident with an AR SP-1. I loaded some rounds with standard loads but had neglected to check the brass for stretching. I was shooting at a hardened steel gong and the velocity was so high from the case mouth being crimped into the bullet that the bullet went almo...
by Walt
Tue Aug 23, 2022 6:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: speaking of Marlins
Replies: 12
Views: 521

Re: speaking of Marlins

I remember seeing on Marlin's website from 3 years ago that the twist rate was indeed 1 in 38".