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by Bluehawk
Tue Sep 11, 2012 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How old were you when you first paid into SS?
Replies: 43
Views: 1964

Re: How old were you when you first paid into SS?

Started paying when I was 14 still paying now at 63 .
by Bluehawk
Tue Sep 11, 2012 1:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rare photo of Texas Ranger!
Replies: 34
Views: 7383

Re: Rare photo of Texas Ranger!

IM thinking the M 8 Remington also . MOST of the WIn 95s had the LYman Side mount PEEP, if they had a peep . NOT THE TANG SIght . The stock configuration is NOT WIN from all the ones I have seen . SPURS ? I don't have a clue LOL
by Bluehawk
Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage Combo-guns are back...
Replies: 32
Views: 2350

Re: Savage Combo-guns are back...

I had one years ago in 357 mag over 20 Ga. LOVED it !!! Had the chamber reamed to 357 MAX. It was a great little combo Used 35 Rem ( etc) and 180 Single Shot Bullets in it and it was a real Great little gun CLOSELY approached 35 Rem Velocities . 20- Ga was 3 in. so it was a great combo SORRY I sold ...
by Bluehawk
Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can`t stop makin them.
Replies: 22
Views: 2948

Re: Can`t stop makin them.

Cool
by Bluehawk
Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT (?) 1875 Sharps, first day at the range.
Replies: 25
Views: 2642

Re: OT (?) 1875 Sharps, first day at the range.

MY CSA 75 Is quite close to yours, I have had it for over 10 years now and I LOVE it 3031 will shoot fine in that gun ( does in mine ) 5744 Shoots much better . Bullet configuration that shoots best in mine is the Lee mold listed at 450 grain FN . ( MINE with slightly softer alloy than No2 come out ...
by Bluehawk
Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dry firing
Replies: 37
Views: 3866

Re: Dry firing

Handguns usualy have more "Simple" types of firing pins and are "less" prone to damage from Dry firing. Lots of rifles have longer and more compicated systems including two part firing pins that do take impact with less tolerance . That is an over simplification but generaly true. I do not EVER dry ...
by Bluehawk
Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Replacing Tupperware with a Lever...
Replies: 24
Views: 2543

Re: Replacing Tupperware with a Lever...

I do not Like Glocks either, I also never liked ( HATED ) the 9mm That being said Glocks are very reliable , very accurate and forgiving for those who do not regularly take care of their firearms . ( Hence, that is the second biggest reason they are popular in Police circles)( cops are notoriusly lo...
by Bluehawk
Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best heard exaggerations
Replies: 52
Views: 5585

Re: Best heard exaggerations

I was down in Fort POlk LA in august of 1970 It got so hot there one day the corn growing in the fields popped the cows thought it was snow and froze to death !!!!!!!!!!!!!! :o
by Bluehawk
Tue Dec 07, 2010 11:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Eastwood is not a stickler for accuracy
Replies: 40
Views: 5258

Re: Eastwood is not a stickler for accuracy

NOT nit-picking just making your point even more
by Bluehawk
Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How is your state doing ?
Replies: 37
Views: 3957

Re: How is your state doing ?

PA its HORRIBLE management is not even close to the word Everything centers around Philadelphia and Pittsburgh where the complaints of deer damage to suburban and urban shrubbery is the main concern of the Game COmmission Where I hunt in UPPER pa , after hunting 14 FULL days in archery this year ( o...
by Bluehawk
Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Eastwood is not a stickler for accuracy
Replies: 40
Views: 5258

Re: Eastwood is not a stickler for accuracy

3030 was introduced in 1895
by Bluehawk
Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT--Humor--101 Uses For A Dead Cat
Replies: 10
Views: 1724

Re: OT--Humor--101 Uses For A Dead Cat

That is funny Glad you have not lost your sense of humor I'll have to lok for that book on line now to ge a copy for my self
by Bluehawk
Thu Dec 02, 2010 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cast bullet and 94Win = Deer
Replies: 13
Views: 1540

Re: Cast bullet and 94Win = Deer

six gun your still making me laugh :D
by Bluehawk
Thu Dec 02, 2010 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reformed 358 Winchester brass?
Replies: 11
Views: 2015

Re: Reformed 358 Winchester brass?

I Load for my own 358 Win and my sons. I neck it up to 338 first then up to 358 in the second forming. Done this with commercial Federal Match brass and Win brass also with LC 67 and LC 78 brass NO PROBLEMS the LC (and all military brass ) will be stronger. SWAGE the primer pockets on military brass...
by Bluehawk
Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Larry McMurtry's Streets of Laredo
Replies: 9
Views: 1479

Re: Larry McMurtry's Streets of Laredo

Rifle the kid used is a 1911 Swiss rifle so even though it was cool to look at it was not period correct. ( even if it was supposed to be the earlier model that was only 1909) Garner and Shepard are great it did NOT live up to the orignal but it was still enjoyable to watch
by Bluehawk
Thu Oct 28, 2010 12:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Browning Lever Action Rifle (BLR) By: Bruce Hamlin
Replies: 60
Views: 21560

Re: The Browning Lever Action Rifle (BLR) By: Bruce Hamlin

Thanx Bruce and Hobie for the tech information . Some stuff I didnt know When my youngest son turned 16 he was allowed to pick any DEER rifle he wanted ( I was working part time at a gun store so I could get him anything he wanted WITHIN REASON ) He wanted something no one else in camp or around had...
by Bluehawk
Thu Oct 28, 2010 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayer Request for Barbara and Paco Kelly
Replies: 40
Views: 3698

Re: Prayer Request for Barbara and Paco Kelly

Prayers sent
by Bluehawk
Tue Sep 07, 2010 7:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Win mod 53
Replies: 9
Views: 1575

Re: Win mod 53

WOW I leave for a bit But sixgun Jack is sitll trying to steal guns :lol:
by Bluehawk
Thu Feb 12, 2009 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT Forgive me but calling all archers.
Replies: 21
Views: 1378

Re: OT Forgive me but calling all archers.

Recurves have a tendency to be less forgiving in the relese than long bows do . That can open up groups as weel. Due to the double curve of the limbs and the tendency for the bow nocks ( where the bow string is connected to each end ) on recurves to be smaller, there can be slight twists to the limb...
by Bluehawk
Tue Feb 03, 2009 10:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT---Support Your Local Gun Buy Back Program
Replies: 32
Views: 2142

Re: OT---Support Your Local Gun Buy Back Program

I have not checked the statistics recently ( since I retired from Police work In the Phila area as a matter of fact ) When the gun buy-back programs started and the last I heard, everytime a buy back date is announced Burglaries in the vicinity go up . HMMM and guns are the most reported stolen in t...
by Bluehawk
Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .44 mag or .45 colt ??
Replies: 32
Views: 2798

Re: .44 mag or .45 colt ??

My response took sometime to consider also . I have owned a Winchester 94 trapper in 45 colt and sold it years ago to a friend moving from the east here, to Arizona to become a deputy sheriff . WORST MISTAKE OF MY LIFE I miss that gun more than most I was foolish enough to sell . Why I havn't replac...
by Bluehawk
Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT - Single shot carbine/rifle musings
Replies: 27
Views: 2395

Re: OT - Single shot carbine/rifle musings

Sorry edits Frame is the SB2 not gr2 DO NOT try to convert the older 158 frame to 357 max
by Bluehawk
Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: cast for hunting the big stuff
Replies: 15
Views: 1452

Re: cast for hunting the big stuff

YOu could probably contact C.E.Harris at Cast Bullet association forum on line he posts there regularly He may have some suggestions in this area
by Bluehawk
Fri Nov 21, 2008 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT - Single shot carbine/rifle musings
Replies: 27
Views: 2395

Re: OT - Single shot carbine/rifle musings

Recoil: Handi's do give you some recoil its partly the stock design and partly the weight . What they will handle: Handis with the new ( I beleive its called the GR2 frame ) will handle anything short of big magnums . They have been factory made in 35 Whelen and I have shot them they hod up fine . I...
by Bluehawk
Fri Nov 21, 2008 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Calling Bobcats?
Replies: 14
Views: 1077

Re: Calling Bobcats?

I have twice called in bobcats with a fawn bleet call .Both times it has been in the early archery season . Don't know if they would respond this late in the year to a fawn call.
Most other distress calls for small animals work well .
by Bluehawk
Thu Nov 06, 2008 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT -- I probably shouldn't have done it, but I did.
Replies: 28
Views: 2188

Re: OT -- I probably shouldn't have done it, but I did.

I also have a WWII katana blade in Military furniture , min e is NOt signed by any one interesting . I have a few other "Live blades " but not any that are REAL katana blades . I do have a straight blade which i am going to make a Shira-saya for into a cane/ saya . Also one Practice Iaito . I sold m...
by Bluehawk
Thu Nov 06, 2008 9:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My 38-55 speaks
Replies: 26
Views: 2265

Re: My 38-55 speaks

GREAT I love hearing stories about the 38-55 GOOD GOING :D
IM using the same load 31 grains of 30-31 with cast or Barnes 377 bullets they have worked great on two deer so far IM cant wait for a few more weeks to try them again !
Congrats :D
by Bluehawk
Thu Nov 06, 2008 9:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT -- I probably shouldn't have done it, but I did.
Replies: 28
Views: 2188

Re: OT -- I probably shouldn't have done it, but I did.

WELL old ironsights , are you and I the ony ones with Hakamas? Zatoichi Hmm, I must be blind to have missed that one :D I actualy have fun with the telemarketers I keep them on for as long as I can ( as long as I have the time !) THEY are paying for the call and the longer they are on the more they ...
by Bluehawk
Thu Nov 06, 2008 9:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BB's for tumbling brass?
Replies: 14
Views: 2630

Re: BB's for tumbling brass?

I thought that was haow you got BROWN RICE ! Byt taking the while rice out of the tumbler in a few hours :D I use Corn cob and walnut media never had a problem I DO add the DOWNY tyep dryer sheets from time to time and it does help I would stay far away from vinegar in the mix it is a strong acid an...
by Bluehawk
Fri Oct 03, 2008 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many powders do you really need?
Replies: 37
Views: 2786

Re: How many powders do you really need?

It would be nice to reduce. Right now I can do everything I need for rifles with 4 powders Varget , H4895, AA5744, and IMR3031. I have only one gun ( a 30-06 ) that will shoot with only one load that uses 180 Speer spitzers and IM R 4831 ( I coud get rid of that gun I guess ) . Handguns I could do w...
by Bluehawk
Fri Sep 26, 2008 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Now THIS Is A 32-20
Replies: 39
Views: 3732

Re: Now THIS Is A 32-20

NICE work Jack :D YOur kid is lucky AGAIN
by Bluehawk
Fri Sep 26, 2008 8:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 38-55 woes
Replies: 13
Views: 1713

Re: 38-55 woes

Try shooting the bullets UNSIZED first . Just lube them in a pan or tumble lube them with Lee LIquid Alox . ( YEs you can tumble lube bullets that are NOt tumble lube bullets ) I have two 38-55 rifles and both have given me fits over the years both need bullets at 380 to shoot well . Both shoot well...
by Bluehawk
Sun Sep 21, 2008 9:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT -20 years of gun magazines
Replies: 8
Views: 990

Re: OT -20 years of gun magazines

I just did the same thing ,Doc but I went through every issue and scanned anyt articles I wanted to keep onto disc's . then gave them to a few hguys I know who wanted them couldnt bear to throw them out nbut couldnt kepe them any more> WAY toomany in the garage to keep storing Had some GUns%Ammo and...
by Bluehawk
Sun Sep 21, 2008 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 38-55 Winchester loads?
Replies: 29
Views: 6122

Re: 38-55 Winchester loads?

That Model should be 375 ONe of hte great all time loads is 33 Grains of 3031 and the Barnes 255 SP Orignal bullet ONE of my 3855s uses that that other uses nothing but lead bullets 250 to 260 grains with 23 Grains of AA 5744 is a great load for cast G :D ood luck
by Bluehawk
Thu Sep 18, 2008 8:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT-Law Enforcement
Replies: 23
Views: 2840

Re: OT-Law Enforcement

IN over 37 years of Law Enforcement and Investigative experience, I can tell you "It takes all kinds !!!" Police officers are made up of all types . I Remember well , our dept hiring a guy wha had a Masters degree in FIne Arts back in the early 70s, when most depts were not hiring people with colleg...
by Bluehawk
Mon Sep 15, 2008 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: paper patched bullets for the .38-55?
Replies: 5
Views: 746

Re: paper patched bullets for the .38-55?

I have limited experieince with Paper Patching I have done some by taking 44 Cal bullets and patching them big enough to shoot from the 45/70 Worked fairly well WIll work better with straight sided bullets designed for paper patching I have read several times in the past year of guys taking 38/55 bu...
by Bluehawk
Mon Sep 15, 2008 9:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Uses for IMR 4759?
Replies: 26
Views: 6556

Re: Uses for IMR 4759?

There have been a few articles written stating that 4759 has a Peak pressure ratio ( or burning rate ) very SIMILAR to Black Powder and is touted a a very good powder for those who need to BUMP up bullets , where this is usually done with Black Powder . This might be the confusion as a BP subsitute ...
by Bluehawk
Fri Sep 05, 2008 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT... going to Prison on Monday...
Replies: 8
Views: 1365

Re: OT... going to Prison on Monday...

That will be a good thing !!!! The jobs usually available for after prison release are menial , starting jobs that are now filled with Illegal aleins . I know of at least two parole officers I have discussed this with and they are bitting their nails over this Usual fair for cons is to get jobs in t...
by Bluehawk
Fri Sep 05, 2008 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30-30 solids - got some questions.
Replies: 17
Views: 2061

Re: 30-30 solids - got some questions.

I would not recomend the 30-30 if you were going to go to Alaska and look for a bear . Id take something a little more substantial MY choice woud be 45/70 in a lever gun 338 Win ina bolt or single shot. That said If you cast yrou own the RCBS 30-180GC actualy comes out at about 190 to 195 grains dep...
by Bluehawk
Fri Sep 05, 2008 8:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rain on the J Bar T
Replies: 11
Views: 977

Re: Rain on the J Bar T

INteresting but if you need to build an ark YOU WILL BE TOLD it's happened before :D
by Bluehawk
Wed Sep 03, 2008 2:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT - Rem/Spartan SPR22 double rifle, .45-70
Replies: 8
Views: 2580

Re: Rem/Spartan SPR22 double rifle, .45-70

When the gun was first announced I was first in line trying to get one . The price was NICE and I wanted one bad. I was working part time at a gun store at the time and we coud not figure out why we coud not get one once Remington had advertised it , none of the distributors could answer. Finally fo...
by Bluehawk
Tue Sep 02, 2008 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT - Opening day of Dove season in Pa.
Replies: 13
Views: 1523

Re: OT - Opening day of Dove season in Pa.

I just might where are talking ????
by Bluehawk
Tue Sep 02, 2008 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What if I decided to thin the heard?????
Replies: 41
Views: 2988

Re: What if I decided to thin the heard?????

YUP time to thin the herd read this and decided to count ( Hadn't done that for a few years ) Seems I Have 34 Center fire rifles( not including the 4 extra barrels for the one H&R handi ) , 5 rim fire rifles , 5 rimfire handguns , 9 centerfire handguns , 8 shot guns , two muzzle loading hand guns an...
by Bluehawk
Tue Sep 02, 2008 10:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is best controlled expansion 45-70 bullet?
Replies: 29
Views: 4106

Re: What is best controlled expansion 45-70 bullet?

NO need to go exotic I M H O If you want jacketed 400 Speer works well Last deer I shot with it was from a slighty down angle ( I was above the deer on the ground ) deer was approx 30 yards away , comming towards me walking right to left. Bullet entered the neck on the left side of the deer hit the ...
by Bluehawk
Tue Sep 02, 2008 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT - Opening day of Dove season in Pa.
Replies: 13
Views: 1523

Re: OT - Opening day of Dove season in Pa.

I am very sad :( Yesterday was the first opening day of Dove IN PA I missed since 1971 . First time in that time I had no place to go for shooting . Lost my place two years ago, went to a make shift area last year that was worse tha no place at all . MY sons and I and my grand son go every year toge...
by Bluehawk
Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics - McCain taps AK governor Sarah Palin as VP
Replies: 97
Views: 7252

Re: Politics - McCain taps AK governor Sarah Palin as VP

I dont ever even open the threads that say OT politics any more here cause I dont want to get into any arguments B U T I had to do this one HOME RUN OR GRAND SLAM either one describes this one to a TEE. Caught me by surprise too but I LIKE it a LOT . From what I have seen so far, heard so far and li...
by Bluehawk
Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: One rifle & One pistol for all around use.
Replies: 94
Views: 7630

Re: OT: One rifle & One pistol for all around use.

WOW again I have to actually use my brain :o IF it was an out and out survival situation and not just a limitation ,then the rifle choice is easy MY M1 Garand 30-06 can handle anything I ever wanted to hunt even limited to the 150/155/165 grain selection that is applicable to the Garand. It would do...
by Bluehawk
Fri Aug 29, 2008 8:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: lee fcd and lead bullets how good does it work
Replies: 6
Views: 1036

Re: lee fcd and lead bullets how good does it work

I have to echo JLCHucker too I bought my first Lee FCD due to problems loading the 35 Remington for a TC Contender barrel it solved all my problems there . I now use them on almost every cartridge I can think of except 44 Special and 38 Special where the regular roll crimp does fine. MY 30WCF loads ...
by Bluehawk
Sun Aug 24, 2008 8:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT Paul Newman
Replies: 11
Views: 1344

Re: OT Paul Newman

YUP PAUL NEWMAN is a stand up guy Stood up in a full page add supporting MUMIA ABUL JAMAL the murderer of Off. Daniel Faulkner in Philadelphia . Jamal was the one who stood over Danny Faulkner and said "DIe f--n-- pig " as he then executed him . I wont let any of "NEWMANS OWN " IN MY HOUSE . He is j...