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by AmBraCol
Thu Jun 23, 2022 8:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm not new...HONEST
Replies: 24
Views: 603

Re: I'm not new...HONEST

Indeed you do not seem to exist as 1894c. Did you do a previous name change? Fred, he updated his email, which automatically inactivates an account. I've been doing dumps of inactive accounts due to the huge number of spammers. Usually I scan through to make sure no REAL account is in there for som...
by AmBraCol
Wed Jun 22, 2022 9:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm not new...HONEST
Replies: 24
Views: 603

Re: I'm not new...HONEST

gamekeeper, better make that 1092 posts now. :P 3030, yea I remember your 1994c handle. Hope you get it back, like to know that I'm not the only 1894c fan around here. :mrgreen: Apparently that handle is "up for grabs". We can switch it over if he's interested. Just drop me an email at the address ...
by AmBraCol
Wed Jun 22, 2022 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm not new...HONEST
Replies: 24
Views: 603

Re: I'm not new...HONEST

that's funny. i've been daveinmaine for a long time but keep getting denied. Therein lies your problem. dave in maine is the handle that shows up. If you type it as above, it turns up as an unknown entity. You registered it in 2007, but along about 2014 was the last time you logged on under that ha...
by AmBraCol
Wed Jun 22, 2022 9:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm not new...HONEST
Replies: 24
Views: 603

Re: I'm not new...HONEST

Hi - somewhere or somehow my original profile -- 1894c -- went away, couldn't log on, sent several emails but no response, not blaming anyone, just one of those digital errors. I just sent another email hoping to restore my old profile, we'll see... :) Never received an email. The bad news is - 189...
by AmBraCol
Mon Jun 20, 2022 8:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30-30 Lee loader??
Replies: 19
Views: 490

Re: 30-30 Lee loader??

Thank you. I've opted for a two die set. Funnily enough, I loaded four rounds and the seating die does not offer any crimp! If I put the loaded round in the die, bullet seater backed out the case mouth and bullet only connect with the crimping section when two deep for the shell holder to be presen...
by AmBraCol
Wed Jun 08, 2022 10:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Portable Refrigerator
Replies: 4
Views: 312

Re: Portable Refrigerator

I had one of these, a small one, in my Alaskan Camper. Spendy, but I never turned it off in two years so I could keep the battery exercised. The camper had a large 12V battery and 2x4 foot solar panel and controller. I would do this combo again in a heartbeat if I ever had to go off grid. https://w...
by AmBraCol
Wed Jun 08, 2022 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First try with TiteGroup
Replies: 24
Views: 683

Re: First try with TiteGroup

Today while sorting through ammo for Holiday use I found that I DID load up different calibers with TiteGroup. So we'll see how it works shortly, I hope. Wish you'd be there to help me check it out. Wish I could my Brother. I really miss being there. Faith, Family, Friends, Firearms - seems like Ta...
by AmBraCol
Tue Jun 07, 2022 9:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MBW 270SAA loading
Replies: 19
Views: 606

Re: MBW 270SAA loading

I may have to end up ordering some of those. I've been looking for one of the SAA 270 molds for some time and haven't managed to locate any. Now I find myself seriously short of cast 45 bullets of ANY description, nor did I locate the Keith mold I thought I had. Soft is fine with me, not too hard to...
by AmBraCol
Tue Jun 07, 2022 9:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First try with TiteGroup
Replies: 24
Views: 683

Re: First try with TiteGroup

Today while sorting through ammo for Holiday use I found that I DID load up different calibers with TiteGroup. So we'll see how it works shortly, I hope. Wish you'd be there to help me check it out.
by AmBraCol
Mon Jun 06, 2022 1:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First try with TiteGroup
Replies: 24
Views: 683

Re: First try with TiteGroup

I picked up a couple pounds of it back in '18, IIRC. Haven't done much with it yet, but did load up a box of 380's with it for the little pocket popper. Need to go back to the loading book and see what else it could be used for. Is it the powder that's dirty, or the lube? I've noticed that some powd...
by AmBraCol
Mon May 30, 2022 7:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Berti the fox!
Replies: 12
Views: 372

Re: Berti the fox!

A challenging hunt despite the long prep time as you worked out the "how". Outwitting ANY wary animal is a thrill for a true hunter. Some folks think only big game is interesting, but the little guys at times are just as tough to get. Thanks for taking us along, Nath.
by AmBraCol
Fri May 27, 2022 7:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mr. Taylor's post about 1911s; haven't had mine out in awhile
Replies: 12
Views: 515

Re: Mr. Taylor's post about 1911s; haven't had mine out in awhile

We're visiting our oldest son. He dug out some 45 ACP ammo for a gun he no longer has and handed it to me to burn in the JQ SR1911. Looking forward to a range trip in a couple of weeks. Still haven't had time to shoot the pistol much, hope to correct that soon.
by AmBraCol
Tue May 17, 2022 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stopping a really, really FAST baseball...
Replies: 12
Views: 980

Re: Stopping a really, really FAST baseball...

OK. IF I got the math right, the TKO would be in the neighborhood of 1,486
by AmBraCol
Tue May 17, 2022 9:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stopping a really, really FAST baseball...
Replies: 12
Views: 980

Re: Stopping a really, really FAST baseball...

JimT wrote:
Tue May 17, 2022 8:46 am
Mach 1.5 is 1674 fps .... that's moving along!
So, what's the Taylor Knockout Value for it? :lol:
by AmBraCol
Mon May 16, 2022 4:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This dang Ruger cylinder is made of tough steel!
Replies: 33
Views: 1035

Re: This dang Ruger cylinder is made of tough steel!

Scott and Paul, thanks for the heads-up on the reamer. Let me know what you learn. Scott, we have the same gun!!! Mine is older I think as it has the ugly safety warning stamped into the side of the barrel and not underneath as yours does. Mine has some upgrades but same gun! Too funny! :D -Tutt Go...
by AmBraCol
Mon May 16, 2022 8:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lunar Eclipse
Replies: 6
Views: 298

Re: Lunar Eclipse

I was wishing I had a decent camera! Thanks Paul. One thing I enjoy about these events are all the apocalyptic predictions that some preachers come up with. When the predictions don't happen they continue on without apologizing for missing it. Sorta like weather forecasters. In fact, I think some o...
by AmBraCol
Mon May 16, 2022 8:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lunar Eclipse
Replies: 6
Views: 298

Re: Lunar Eclipse

Well...I had a perfect view of the sky....and then realized I was a day early :oops: Then last night, a storm came over right during the whole eclipse so what we got in NE and NC Texas was a lightning show. My brother-in-law over in Medellin had planned to take his kids up the mountain to see it - ...
by AmBraCol
Mon May 16, 2022 8:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lunar Eclipse
Replies: 6
Views: 298

Re: Lunar Eclipse

We have an old DSLR that I drug out and pressed into service last night. My cell phone camera simply wouldn't focus well enough for the task. I'm no photographer and it took me a while to get set up and get some decent pics. Couldn't use manual focus as it didn't seem to get clear enough, so tried a...
by AmBraCol
Sun May 15, 2022 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: R.J Renner Ruger #1
Replies: 24
Views: 863

Re: R.J Renner Ruger #1

Last year I got my first ever case of "scope eye" trying to sight in my CVA Scout in 35 Whelen. It's a real handful in a light rifle, no doubt! That, sir, is a lovely bit of ordnance, and I'm not a particular fan of that particular platform - but the stellar work done on it is something to behold! T...
by AmBraCol
Sun May 15, 2022 8:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to post a PDF file? How to convert it?
Replies: 9
Views: 273

Re: How to post a PDF file? How to convert it?

Thanks Paul. I did not know that feature was available. Just saw this. I'm not sure why it wasn't active. I tried and it didn't work, so went and poked around the backend a while. Hopefully didn't provoke a leak or break anything. Sharp sticks can be handy, but sometimes provoke unintended conseque...
by AmBraCol
Sun May 15, 2022 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to post a PDF file? How to convert it?
Replies: 9
Views: 273

Re: How to post a PDF file? How to convert it?

Paul, seems like I tried that and it didn't accept it. Is there a file size limit? One document is 9 pages, the other only 5. Thanks! -Andy I tweaked it a bit, so it does work now. Not sure why it didn't work before. I poked it with a stick until it finally did what I wanted it to do. There's a siz...
by AmBraCol
Sat May 14, 2022 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dangerous Situation
Replies: 11
Views: 489

Re: Dangerous Situation

That's good news! Yep, we all make mistakes eventually. Glad this one turned out OK.
by AmBraCol
Sat May 14, 2022 9:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This dang Ruger cylinder is made of tough steel!
Replies: 33
Views: 1035

Re: This dang Ruger cylinder is made of tough steel!

Andy, I've got an inquiry in to Clymer as to whether they still make the Taylor Throat reamers or not. Will pass on any info they send me.
by AmBraCol
Sat May 14, 2022 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to post a PDF file? How to convert it?
Replies: 9
Views: 273

Re: How to post a PDF file? How to convert it?

OK. Here's one I tossed together real quick, a chronograph series after fabricating a new leather seal for an old Crosman 3100/Cometa 100 rifle.


2022-05-12_Crosman-3100-JSB_Exact.pdf
by AmBraCol
Sat May 14, 2022 8:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to post a PDF file? How to convert it?
Replies: 9
Views: 273

Re: How to post a PDF file? How to convert it?

Andy, go to a new message, or reply to one. Scroll down to the "Attachments" tab and click on it. Next click on "Add Files". Find the PDF you want to share and allow it to upload, etc. The forum is set to allow PDF's as downloadable files.
by AmBraCol
Sat May 14, 2022 8:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This dang Ruger cylinder is made of tough steel!
Replies: 33
Views: 1035

Re: This dang Ruger cylinder is made of tough steel!

Scott, is that a laser engraved 45 Colt Bisley cylinder? If so, I have the same and had Bob Munden bore it out many years ago and polish it. Yes, hard steel for sure, why the Ruger New Model Blackhawk is so strong an action. But all sorts of tolerance problems with them in 45 Colt. Undercut chamber...
by AmBraCol
Sat May 14, 2022 8:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dangerous Situation
Replies: 11
Views: 489

Re: Dangerous Situation

My first thought when I read this this morning was "Squib". Had that happen years ago on a Ruger Old Army that was "loaded inappropriately". BUT it pushed the projectile far enough into the barrel that the revolver cycled just fine. Since I only felt the "click" of the hammer, didn't suspect a squib...
by AmBraCol
Sat May 14, 2022 8:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Uberti 1860 Henry
Replies: 7
Views: 388

Re: Uberti 1860 Henry

Well, Griff, you've gotcher self a nifty plinkin' machine indeed! 160's are lighter than I thought, but the "lack of heavy recoil" (notice the understatement?) and the reasonable velocity would make for a very effective plinker/varminter/defense for recoil shy folk. That low volume on the report is ...
by AmBraCol
Fri May 13, 2022 7:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Uberti 1860 Henry
Replies: 7
Views: 388

Re: Uberti 1860 Henry

thut, thut, thut, thut, thut, thut, thut, thut, thut, thut. Yep. Seems to work just dandy. Funny, when I started reading your post and you mentioned "1860 in 45 Colt", I was thinking, "That'd be a fun popper in 45 Cowboy Special". :lol: So, what kind of ballistics are we talking here? 700's with a 2...
by AmBraCol
Fri May 13, 2022 7:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old Loading Tools
Replies: 7
Views: 379

Re: Old Loading Tools

I see a roll crimper at the top of the pic, along with what looks like a priming tool for shot shells. It MIGHT be a depriming tool as well, but I only see two handles. The depriming tool would have a third one to press a chisel tip tool down to remove the primer from the shell. If he can identify w...
by AmBraCol
Wed May 11, 2022 8:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: rem 125 SJHP 38+p groups
Replies: 6
Views: 292

Re: rem 125 SJHP 38+p groups

What Nath said. A lot will depend on the range you're using. If it is allowed, lever in a round, lower the hammer, raise muzzle vertical, lightly tap on bench, lower to horizontal, thumb back hammer, aim, fire. "Rinse, repeat". SOME ranges would have a hissy fit over that procedure, but if done prop...
by AmBraCol
Wed May 11, 2022 7:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stevens 425
Replies: 17
Views: 631

Re: Stevens 425

Thank you for the welcomes! I will add a few pics, once I figure out how :D To add pictures, open a new topic or reply to a topic. Scroll down to where you can see "Options" and "Attachments" tabs. Click on attachments. Click "Add files" - this opens up a popup window (if you have popups blocked, a...
by AmBraCol
Wed May 11, 2022 7:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First range trip with the 9x49/ .35 Rem Swede
Replies: 5
Views: 299

Re: First range trip with the 9x49/ .35 Rem Swede

Beats a day in the office hands down. :D

Lovely rifle. It'll be interesting to see what it can do with a decent scope. :lol: Shucks, you'll probably do better with opens than with a scope and a moving reticle!
by AmBraCol
Tue May 10, 2022 9:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage '99 "leverscout"
Replies: 17
Views: 2997

Re: Savage '99 "leverscout"

Welcome back to the forum! Congratulations on the dealer status. Having to relicense firearms is a real pain in the posterior for those of us who reside in police states.
by AmBraCol
Tue May 10, 2022 9:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stevens 425
Replies: 17
Views: 631

Re: Stevens 425

Welcome to the forum! When I saw the title I thought it was a resurrection of the old thread. We'll see who chimes in on this one. Had to do a search on the Ithaca. I've never seen one, only pics. Interesting looking rifle. I hope you'll share with us how it works out for you.
by AmBraCol
Sat May 07, 2022 9:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm an idiot
Replies: 41
Views: 1227

Re: I'm an idiot

It's called fireforming... :lol:
by AmBraCol
Thu May 05, 2022 8:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: #4buck.
Replies: 42
Views: 1411

Re: #4buck.

Years ago I bought three guns from a widow lady. Gave her what she was asking for them and we were both happy. She tossed in the ammo that went along with them. The one I wasn't sure about was an old no-name 12 bore singleshot with old cloth electrical tape wrapped around the pistol grip. Found out ...
by AmBraCol
Tue May 03, 2022 7:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hornady Brass?
Replies: 13
Views: 569

Re: Hornady Brass?

I'm starting to collect dies and such for my 35 Whelen project. Looking for brass and the only thing that's available now is Hornady. Haven't used their brass but what's your take on them? Thanx! Mainehunter I was doing the same last year. The only thing I could find at the time was Nosler. A frien...
by AmBraCol
Sat Apr 30, 2022 8:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Idea for a "Leverguns.com" T-Shirt
Replies: 41
Views: 3002

Re: Idea for a "Leverguns.com" T-Shirt

Guys, I have truly tried my best to get a good photo. My request went from me to a number of Shootists and was forwarded to even more Shootists who I didn't have contact information for by McPherson. This is the only photo that showed some promise. I will see who can edit the background out well. T...
by AmBraCol
Thu Apr 28, 2022 8:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Idea for a "Leverguns.com" T-Shirt
Replies: 41
Views: 3002

Re: Idea for a "Leverguns.com" T-Shirt

Something along the lines of this, although it'd be better done by someone who knows what they're doing. You could put the logo in the top left corner, or perhaps down below, or whatever. I just think that cleaning it up a bit would make it more impactful.
PACO-BLR.jpg
by AmBraCol
Thu Apr 28, 2022 8:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Idea for a "Leverguns.com" T-Shirt
Replies: 41
Views: 3002

Re: Idea for a "Leverguns.com" T-Shirt

That's a great picture. If someone could "photoshop" or "GIMP" it to remove the background and leave just Paco and the rifle, it'd look pretty good and work great on a shirt. With the background "noise" it's a bit "busy" for a tshirt in my opinion.
by AmBraCol
Sat Apr 23, 2022 9:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SxS knowledgeable GK and others
Replies: 12
Views: 511

Re: SxS knowledgeable GK and others

Sort of similar. I bought a used 20 gauge SxS made in Boito Brazil back in 1981. Well, my 18 year old brother signed for it as I was 16. After a few thousand shells through it, it still doesn't close if a sheet of typing paper is placed in the action. Tight as a Swiss banker's wallet. I learned to ...
by AmBraCol
Thu Apr 21, 2022 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SxS knowledgeable GK and others
Replies: 12
Views: 511

Re: SxS knowledgeable GK and others

What kind of, material and build quality would a Rossi 20 gauge double from the 70's have? Is it a good daily shooter or just for casual use. Todd/3leg I picked one up a few years ago for relatively cheap - had peened over firing pins. Ordered new ones from Jack First and installed them, went throu...
by AmBraCol
Thu Apr 21, 2022 9:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: STEVENS 425 HIGH POWER
Replies: 79
Views: 53656

Re: STEVENS 425 HIGH POWER

Talk about a blast from the past. Welcome to the forum!
by AmBraCol
Thu Apr 21, 2022 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Communication if Times get Bad
Replies: 17
Views: 565

Re: Communication if Times get Bad

And they still show up regularly at yard sales, etc so not hard to obtain. I remember back in the day a fellow had one down in the Amazon basin. Not "kosher" by any means, had it boosted to where he could pick up traffic from across the US of A.
by AmBraCol
Wed Apr 20, 2022 7:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making .22 Longs out of .22 Long Rifles?
Replies: 22
Views: 1001

Re: Making .22 Longs out of .22 Long Rifles?

Thanks! I wonder if any of Paco's ".22 bullet improvement tools" might be adapted for this purpose. I'll look at 'em. 11 grains of lead (27.5%) really doesn't seem like that much, but I remember that smallbores are pretty touchy about bullet weight/twist! Also MIGHT make some of those classic .22 L...
by AmBraCol
Tue Apr 19, 2022 8:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grizzlies and the 30-30
Replies: 165
Views: 47948

Re: Grizzlies and the 30-30

Funny seeing this thread resurrected after just over a decade... Also funny that I just re-read Dalton Carr's book " Tales Of A Bear Hunter ". I wish Dalton had included more of his tales on the subject, but the ones he recounts are fascinating. I'd rather hear/read the opinions of someone who's "be...
by AmBraCol
Sun Apr 17, 2022 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making .22 Longs out of .22 Long Rifles?
Replies: 22
Views: 1001

Re: Making .22 Longs out of .22 Long Rifles?

I picked up a few boxes of 22 Long at an auction years ago. They ARE hard to find anymore, that's for sure. Gary Reeder makes a SGB former, but don't know how much gets shaved off the bullet. You slide a 22 LR into the device, close it to hold it still and then slice off the tip. Something like that...
by AmBraCol
Sun Apr 17, 2022 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anti virus software
Replies: 10
Views: 535

Re: Anti virus software

I've been running ZoneAlarm since it was just a firewall, before Windoze ever thought about doing anything useful in the security area. Now we're running Zonealarm Extreme Security and are 100% happy with it. Have had zero problems caused by any kind of virus since we started using it. I bought the ...
by AmBraCol
Sat Apr 16, 2022 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Someone took this picture of me while I was naked...
Replies: 40
Views: 1504

Re: Someone took this picture of me while I was naked...

That's a pretty graphic explanation of the top end of the pain scale. Sure am glad you got it taken care of. It's amazing what all they can do through a small hole in your abdomen instead of splitting you stem to stern like they used to do.