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by crs
Fri Jan 21, 2022 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Primer Plant in Texas staffing soon-400 staff by 2023
Replies: 6
Views: 217

Primer Plant in Texas staffing soon-400 staff by 2023

The old Lone Star Ammo plant in East Texas is gearing up to produce primers. Will begin hiring soon. This will receive attention soon, so watch for it.
It is a new company, not one of the old names in in ammo.
by crs
Sat Jan 15, 2022 9:43 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS-Winchester Model 71-.348 AI
Replies: 2
Views: 442

Re: FS-Winchester Model 71-.348 AI

Sounds like a good deal, except that I am overloaded with big bores.
by crs
Fri Jan 14, 2022 9:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Exploring the NRA Whittington Center.
Replies: 15
Views: 462

Re: Exploring the NRA Whittington Center.

Been there a few times to use ranges, once to hunt, and as a layover stop on vacation. Love it.
by crs
Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If you like Old S&W........
Replies: 15
Views: 438

Re: If you like Old S&W........

My Dad had an Iver Johnson .38 short that looked just like that!
by crs
Mon Jan 10, 2022 9:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New To Me Information Source- Real Guns
Replies: 1
Views: 149

New To Me Information Source- Real Guns

While searching for more information on 45-90 hand loads, I came across what looks to be a good website with just what I wanted. It also has reviews on interesting gun topics. The latest review is on the new S&W CSX pistol, complete with many pix. You may want to bookmark this site for future refere...
by crs
Sun Jan 09, 2022 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Good Hunter.......And Shot.
Replies: 8
Views: 343

Re: A Good Hunter.......And Shot.

Such negativity is common on some forums. My momma taught me that if you cannot say something nice, do not say anything at all.

I have a .357 rifle with 20 inch barrel and will use it within its capabilities. My wife took a deer with it and I have taken feral hogs with it.
by crs
Sun Jan 09, 2022 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Most accurate levergun at 200 yards...
Replies: 49
Views: 2386

Re: Most accurate levergun at 200 yards...

My problem is not a lack of accurate rifles, but a lack of good eyesight for target shooting. I can plug a bison, deer, Nilgai, cape buff, but seeing a teeny little bull at 200 yards is not so easy. Also, none of my lever guns are scoped. Another thing is that all my levers are hunting rifles and I ...
by crs
Fri Jan 07, 2022 10:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New S&W Pistol
Replies: 16
Views: 488

Re: New S&W Pistol

My Grandson just purchased a Walther 9mm with ambi controls, but I have not shot it yet. Looks good though and he and my son claim that it is accurate.
by crs
Mon Jan 03, 2022 9:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your first (and I hope only) accidental discharge
Replies: 17
Views: 583

Re: Your first (and I hope only) accidental discharge

A group of 4 bird hunters were taking a break at my vehicle and we all were unloading our guns when a dove came loafing by and I shot it with my pump 12 ga. Later that day , as we prepared our gear to put away in the truck, someone asked if all guns were unloaded. After a chorus of "yes" I said sure...
by crs
Sun Jan 02, 2022 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My new to me 1987 586-2
Replies: 26
Views: 530

Re: My new to me 1987 586-2

JOG,
The first thing I did when I bought my M18 new was to put S&W magnum wood grips on it. That was back around 1955 or so. It still is a straight shooter. Strongly resembles my M19 4 incher.
by crs
Fri Dec 31, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 45-70 lever gun
Replies: 53
Views: 1475

Re: 45-70 lever gun

I know you were around during the hippie days. Vance, those were my college days and yes, there were some hippies on the UT campus, but not in my social circles (math , physics, and TR3). Plus, I had a job at the TX DPS when in school in Austin and would have had to report any such folk. Actually, o...
by crs
Fri Dec 31, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 300 grain in 44 special
Replies: 51
Views: 5672

Re: 300 grain in 44 special

mickbr, Having searched through load books from way back to current, the were NO bullets weighing more than 250 grains. The closest I found were entry level loads for the .44 Magnum. If you have not thought of that, you might look at some such loads with fine grained spherical powders that will comp...
by crs
Fri Dec 31, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 45-70 lever gun
Replies: 53
Views: 1475

Re: 45-70 lever gun

Scott,
Please define "jonesying" for me.

Thanks
by crs
Fri Dec 31, 2021 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 45-70 lever gun
Replies: 53
Views: 1475

Re: 45-70 lever gun

Pitchy, Thanks for the weight comparison: Marlin Cowboy--7 3/4 lbs. Browning 86 SRC --8 1/4 Browning 86 rifle--10 1/4 I did the same thing before buying my Miroku/Winchester 1886 TD .45-90 with 26 inch full octagon barrel which weighed 9.5 pounds. https://www.jpgbox.com/jpg/52608_600x400.jpg I have ...
by crs
Sat Dec 18, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NRA magazines
Replies: 8
Views: 674

Re: NRA magazines

Yes. Both magazines 2-3 days ago.
by crs
Mon Dec 13, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Chris Wallace heads to CNN
Replies: 8
Views: 886

Re: Chris Wallace heads to CNN

It seems to be unanimous - we are all glad to see him go.
by crs
Mon Dec 13, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dog or wolf track
Replies: 15
Views: 1074

Re: Dog or wolf track

Maybe a doorbell camera will tell the tale.
by crs
Sun Dec 12, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just about fed up with Winchester
Replies: 19
Views: 1495

Re: Just about fed up with Winchester

Never a problem with my Miroku 1886 45-90 TD which also feeds and shoots 45-70 well.- either with commercial or handloaded ammo. I have even fired the factory 500 grain Sharps 2.4 ammo and it works. https://www.jpgbox.com/jpg/52608_600x400.jpg Saving the rest of the box of 500 grainers for my 45-90 ...
by crs
Wed Dec 08, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just about fed up with Winchester
Replies: 19
Views: 1495

Re: Just about fed up with Winchester

Very odd. My Miroku/Winchester 1886 TD chambers from 300 to 500 grain ammo. That is all that I have tried. I have shot a lot of 45-70 Winchester Gold 300 grain Nosler ammo. Also lots of handloads with 450 grain North Fork and Punch bullets. Also North Fork 350 SS Handloads in hand loaded 45-70 and 4...
by crs
Sun Dec 05, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 95 carbine
Replies: 14
Views: 1206

Re: Winchester 95 carbine

"What kind of meat do you wind up getting out of a critter that big?" None on this Cape Buff shot in RSA. However, the water buff shot in Texas was the same size and yielded three big coolers of butchered meat which provided beef for my family for about two years. The brisket and back strip were smo...
by crs
Sat Dec 04, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 95 carbine
Replies: 14
Views: 1206

Re: Winchester 95 carbine

Indeed! However the skull and horns mount looks good on the wall.
by crs
Sat Dec 04, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 95 carbine
Replies: 14
Views: 1206

Re: Winchester 95 carbine

The Winchester 1895 in .405 WCF has become my favorite big bore stalking rifle. Here is one critter the PH and trackers sneaked up on and I shot at 20 yards:
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by crs
Sat Dec 04, 2021 8:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: POLL ON 357 MAG
Replies: 42
Views: 4987

Re: POLL ON 357 MAG

My two Model 19 still work fine. They are 4 inch and 6 inch, for what ever activities are planned.

If that is not sufficient, there is my 1892 .357 rifle with 20 inch Douglas barrel with either revolver:
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by crs
Tue Nov 30, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 357 Mag deer hunting
Replies: 16
Views: 1043

Re: 357 Mag deer hunting

Back when I hot rodded my .357s, a 140 grain JHP bullet at 2200 fps took a deer for my wife from my 1892 .357 rifle with 20 inch barrel. Blew a 6 inch hole on the off side.
Stopped using hollow points on anything I wanted to eat.
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by crs
Sat Nov 20, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old Skeet Gun
Replies: 17
Views: 810

Re: Old Skeet Gun

Nice. All my have the checkered butt with open plate.
by crs
Sun Nov 14, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Still having trouble shooting the Redhawk--RESOLVED!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 1160

Re: Still having trouble shooting the Redhawk

Scott,
What caliber is the Red Hawk? 45/454 Casull?
by crs
Fri Nov 12, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30 cal jug test
Replies: 14
Views: 908

Re: 30 cal jug test

Grizz not all .338 WM bullets are frangible!
I took my 338 and Winchester Fail Safe 230 grain ammo to Africa and had no failures. In fact, they shot through most game. Even a broadside on an Eland.
by crs
Sun Nov 07, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Mechanic’s League
Replies: 19
Views: 762

Re: The Mechanic’s League

I made it clear to my helper to stay away from fences, ditches, stock tank, creek, etc. He is a very experienced tractor operator and no problems so far.
I use my riding mower to mow near fences an d other things that are risky for tractors with a bush hog.
by crs
Fri Oct 29, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another "prop" gun killing
Replies: 130
Views: 7023

Re: Another "prop" gun killing

"Dang straight! safety is everyones responsibilty if you touch a gun, from the armorer to the actor. they all should be held accountable!"

Agreed! All involved bear some responsibility and should pay their share of the blame and time in prison.
by crs
Mon Oct 25, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A call to civility
Replies: 53
Views: 2850

Re: A call to civility

Paul, I must have missed what caused this dustup, but I do agree with being polite ( my Dad passed this on to all three sons in memorable ways from a thump on the head to a good belting that I still remember! ) I also agree that political posts belong in the named section of the forum; a section tha...
by crs
Thu Oct 21, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 45-70 Penetration Test
Replies: 18
Views: 1279

Re: 45-70 Penetration Test

Our penetration test for Ele bullets for our African bullet testing Safari were to shoot them from an 1886 45-70 at less than 2000 fps at 50 yards distance at a suspended steel plate 5/8 inch thick. Only two shot through : 450 grain NF FPS and 450 grain Punch. None of the others qualified. No jugs o...
by crs
Thu Oct 21, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Leverevolution or Core-Lokt
Replies: 9
Views: 851

Re: Leverevolution or Core-Lokt

Since you brought this up, I am on the side of the 405 grain jacketed oft point for accuracy and effectiveness. The 325 whatever it is called seems to recoil more than my 300 grain hand loads at 2600 fps in my 1886 45-90. Those 325s are just unpleasant to shoot in a 10 pound rifle. Not fun. The 405 ...
by crs
Thu Oct 14, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How exactly does this work?
Replies: 15
Views: 1104

Re: How exactly does this work?

If you measure the pressure of a load and then view or print the pressure curve, much of the mystery will go away. Pressure Trace II is one such tool for capturing, displaying, and analyzing the pressure data. Most references to pressure are to the PEAK pressure of the load, and not the energy of th...
by crs
Sat Oct 09, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fate of Punch bullets
Replies: 0
Views: 896

Fate of Punch bullets

Tutt said : These are a suitable replacement for the Kelley Schlep Belt Mountain "Punch Bullets" of years ago. Hoping I still spelled his name right, not sure I did. When these bullets were sold to Mike Rintoul at Grizzly he eventually discontinued them. I am sure they were not cheap to make at that...
by crs
Thu Oct 07, 2021 6:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1895 Russian Contract
Replies: 14
Views: 789

Re: Winchester 1895 Russian Contract

CRS, I think yours might be the one that was throated to accept longer bullets? Yes and that was to be able to crimp 400 grain Woodies at the cannelure. It worked well. Those 400 grain Woodies at 2100 fps really do penetrate. Nothing in the lower 48 to justify the 400s, so I will hunt with 300s here...
by crs
Wed Oct 06, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1895 Russian Contract
Replies: 14
Views: 789

Re: Winchester 1895 Russian Contract

I really like the Winchester 1895, but in .405 WCF. Mine came back from Magnaport today and I plan to shot it some this weekend.
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Working on some exotic hunts with 86er and plan on popping something big with the .405.
by crs
Sun Sep 19, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If you could have just one 92 ...
Replies: 66
Views: 3773

Re: If you could have just one 92 ...

https://www.jpgbox.com/jpg/53201_600x400.jpg Bill, I went with a Model 1892 in .357 because I had settled on the .357 revolver and wanted the same caliber in my rifle, Then I was fortunate to come across a good bargain on the M92 357 rifle. So, just decide which is best for you and go shopping. Enj...
by crs
Sun Sep 19, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My 357 bear hunt
Replies: 28
Views: 1580

Re: My 357 bear hunt

Good show!
Did the bullet exit?
by crs
Sat Sep 18, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 357 carbine on real big game
Replies: 16
Views: 1117

Re: 357 carbine on real big game

https://www.jpgbox.com/jpg/53201_600x400.jpg This .357 rifle/carbine with 20 inch barrel has taken hogs and deer with bullets above 2100 fps. Shoot them in the eye, they gonna die. Blow out a 6 inch exit hole, and it is Game Over! It always amuses me to read the comments of those with no experience...
by crs
Mon Sep 13, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning 1886 SRC
Replies: 16
Views: 1253

Re: Browning 1886 SRC

Blaine, The .458 405 grain bullets that you sold me are now being loaded and shot in this Beretta 45-70 DR and they are accurate AND they regulate at 1600 fps into a two inch group. https://www.jpgbox.com/jpg/54679_600x400.jpg Good enough for hunting now, but I may tinker with other loads too. Thank...
by crs
Mon Sep 13, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Escaping New Jersey
Replies: 23
Views: 1863

Re: Escaping New Jersey

My favorite way to leave NJ was on American Airlines.
by crs
Sat Sep 11, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What was the first gun you bought?
Replies: 81
Views: 4969

Re: What was the first gun you bought?

I bought all my guns and my first one was a Daisy pump BB gun. I could not stand the noisy, low velocity Red Ryder BB guns. Used $$ from my paper route and bought my own BBs too. Next was my 22 rifle, this Winchester pump (also paper route $$). My grand son shooting the same rifle which I have kept ...
by crs
Sat Sep 11, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning 1886 SRC
Replies: 16
Views: 1253

Re: Browning 1886 SRC

PS Ray, my 1886 .45-90 (.458 2.4) shoots bullets from 300 grains to 450 grains very well. In fact much of the game I have shot in the USA was with factory Winchester 300 grain Nosler PP. The same bullet loaded up a bit in 45-90 case to 2200 fps also terminated this big male leopard to end its goat-e...
by crs
Sat Sep 11, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning 1886 SRC
Replies: 16
Views: 1253

Re: Browning 1886 SRC

Not a Browning, but a Miroku/Winchester 1886 TD .45-90 WCF with 26 inch full octagon barrel. This the 45-90 86er used in Africa testing a variety of bullets on tough game. https://www.jpgbox.com/jpg/53432_600x400.jpg Does your sight fit like this? IN order to get the sight to fit properly so that it...
by crs
Thu Sep 02, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayers, Please: Daughter Has Covid
Replies: 28
Views: 1347

Re: Prayers, Please: Daughter Has Covid

Done and best wishes for a safe and rapid recovery.

Plus + what AJMD said.
by crs
Thu Sep 02, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayers, Please: Daughter Has Covid
Replies: 28
Views: 1347

Re: Prayers, Please: Daughter Has Covid

Done and best wishes for a safe and rapid recovery.

Plus + what AJMD said.
by crs
Wed Sep 01, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .357 Magnum Hunting... Being Laughed At :(
Replies: 105
Views: 22594

Re: .357 Magnum Hunting... Being Laughed At :(

Another old thread come back to life! And a good one at that. Here is my .357 Pig Pak : https://www.jpgbox.com/jpg/53201_600x400.jpg From this 20 inch Douglas barrel, my handloads were in the lower to mid 2000s depending on bullet weights from 125 to 158 grains. My wife took a buck with a 140 grain ...
by crs
Sun Aug 15, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any flintlock riflemen here?
Replies: 37
Views: 1676

Re: Any flintlock riflemen here?

Piller,
An astute observation. He does still eat them though.
by crs
Sat Aug 14, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any flintlock riflemen here?
Replies: 37
Views: 1676

Re: Any flintlock riflemen here?

Anyone recognize this flinter?
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He had to work a bit harder to get the right shot, but won an award for that buck.

Me, I am lazy and used my old .308:
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