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by JimT
Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do you get consistent throws from powder measure?
Replies: 24
Views: 232

Re: How do you get consistent throws from powder measure?

I've done a fair amount of competitive shooting, short range and long range out to 500 meters, especially with most handgun calibers and rifle rounds like the .223, .308, and the '06 and I do NOT measure every round....the charges come right out of the measure, even with stick powders on a progress...
by JimT
Sat Feb 27, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can't Ask For Much More On A Cold Night
Replies: 18
Views: 511

Re: Can't Ask For Much More On A Cold Night

3leggedturtle wrote:
Sat Feb 27, 2021 12:40 pm
JimT wrote:
Fri Feb 12, 2021 8:55 pm
Sitting by the fire, reading the Leverguns Forum, listening to the Gospel of John and sipping some good whiskey.
Do you have a dog or 2 by your side?
TWO!
by JimT
Fri Feb 26, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can't Ask For Much More On A Cold Night
Replies: 18
Views: 511

Re: Can't Ask For Much More On A Cold Night

Please no disrespect, but as a non whiskey drinker, what is a good whiskey nowadays, just asking? 40 + years ago' I bought the cheap stuff and tried to "drink her off my mind", and to this day the smell of whiskey makes my stomach nervous, although Seagams 7 and ginger ale is my go to drink . If I ...
by JimT
Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Honor (re-post of an old piece I wrote years ago)
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Honor (re-post of an old piece I wrote years ago)

Honor is a concept of life (a value if you will) that we are losing in today's value-free society. Very few seem to have any idea of honor either in their daily lives, their relationships or their work. Webster's Dictionary defines "honor' as: "...official dignity, repute, esteem - a keen sense of r...
by JimT
Thu Feb 25, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dealin with the Prophylactic Grips
Replies: 19
Views: 347

Re: Dealin with the Prophylactic Grips

Tyler T Grips are cool! They look vintage, and they make a small S&W grip feel much better in most guys hands. I love them, but don't see them around ever anymore. http://www.t-grips.com/ I have placed orders in the past and received no response. I ended up searching e-Bay until the correct model a...
by JimT
Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dealin with the Prophylactic Grips
Replies: 19
Views: 347

Re: Dealin with the Prophylactic Grips

marlinman93 wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:32 pm
Tyler T Grips are cool! They look vintage, and they make a small S&W grip feel much better in most guys hands. I love them, but don't see them around ever anymore.
http://www.t-grips.com/
by JimT
Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dealin with the Prophylactic Grips
Replies: 19
Views: 347

Re: Dealin with the Prophylactic Grips

1894cfan wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:14 pm
Are you talking about Pachmayr grips?
I just do not have a fondness for any of the rubber grips.
Yes, I have used them. My hypocrisy knows no bounds.
But I don't like them.
by JimT
Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dealin with the Prophylactic Grips
Replies: 19
Views: 347

Re: Dealin with the Prophylactic Grips

Scott Tschirhart wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:30 pm
Jim.

I have an extra pair of the old S&W banana grips for a round butt K frame that would serve you well. If you want them, I'll box them up and send them to you. They would look good on that gun and they certainly are "retro."
I will take them if you don't need them.
by JimT
Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dealin with the Prophylactic Grips
Replies: 19
Views: 347

Re: Dealin with the Prophylactic Grips

piller wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:28 pm
Looks good. How does it shoot?
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It does OK if I do!
by JimT
Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dealin with the Prophylactic Grips
Replies: 19
Views: 347

Dealin with the Prophylactic Grips

When I rebarreled the Model 10 S&W I had no grips for it. The prophylactic grips were a quick easy fix. Except that I don't like them. They are too fat for me .. they cover the backstrap and make the reach to the trigger further .. and I don't like them. Other than not liking them and the issues I h...
by JimT
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mohamet and the mountain......
Replies: 5
Views: 228

Re: Mohamet and the mountain......

My kids had a tomcat that hung around the place and I worked on it myself. I took a burlap sack and cut one corner off, leaving a hole approximately 2" in diameter. I lured the tom in, got him and stuffed him in the burlap sack, pulling his tail through the hole. Then I rolled him up so he quit figh...
by JimT
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Handgun shooters as we age.
Replies: 33
Views: 453

Re: Handgun shooters as we age.

Sadly, yes. A few months back I dug out my old .45 Ruger that Linebaugh rebuilt for me. I had not shot it since before we moved to Africa in 2010! I took 25 rounds of my standard load ... 300 gr. cast bullet at 1100 fps. I brought 20 rounds home! That hurt my hands!! I used to shoot hundreds of thos...
by JimT
Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Biggest black-powder load you're comfortable with...?
Replies: 18
Views: 305

Re: Biggest black-powder load you're comfortable with...?

I use anywhere from 1500 grains to near 4000 grains in my Thunder Mug.
by JimT
Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cancel Search and Rescue! We are still alive and doing well.
Replies: 30
Views: 377

Re: Cancel Search and Rescue! We are still alive and doing well.

Another thing I built last year was what is called a "solar generator". Basically it is just batteries and an inverter. It can either be charged with solar panels or a generator. Has plenty of power to run up to about 1200 watts appliance and has about 1700 watts total. Plenty to power up a tv and ...
by JimT
Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crossroads.....
Replies: 14
Views: 315

Re: Crossroads.....

Ray wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 3:47 pm
The right honorable reverend taylor shared the tale on another board where there was some confusion re. nomenclature.....
That gentleman is from Tennessee and loves to poke fun ... But that list does help some of us!
by JimT
Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cancel Search and Rescue! We are still alive and doing well.
Replies: 30
Views: 377

Re: Cancel Search and Rescue! We are still alive and doing well.

Been without power here for days on end over the summer due to fire problems. One of my most rewarding moments was when I went to the city office to recharge my phone and other items. I was surrounded by fellow neighbors who felt the same way. It was singularly one of the most exciting moments I ha...
by JimT
Sat Feb 20, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cancel Search and Rescue! We are still alive and doing well.
Replies: 30
Views: 377

Re: Cancel Search and Rescue! We are still alive and doing well.

you do not get paid for the power produced if it is more than you use. Also, you cannot go and tap into your 100 foot long by 10 foot high panels for your own use. The Libs and the rich folks steal from you on green energy. Have not gotten a check from the power company, true, Instead we get credit...
by JimT
Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: YOUR FAVORITE THINGS TO DO!
Replies: 23
Views: 393

Re: YOUR FAVORITE THINGS TO DO!

When I was young I had a number of things I loved to do, but the favorite over all of them was my hot rod. I built it, worked on it, kept it in top shape. Then I met a beautiful young lady who introduced me to another thing that quickly became my favorite! It even over-shadowed my hot rod! Since I'v...
by JimT
Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cancel Search and Rescue! We are still alive and doing well.
Replies: 30
Views: 377

Re: Cancel Search and Rescue! We are still alive and doing well.

just read on the phone that texas residents are being stuck with highly outrageous electric bills. Is it true, or just fake news again? I have no clue. We have not had any mail service for a week. We have solar and don't usually have a bill. It did not work this past week of course, being snow-cove...
by JimT
Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crossroads.....
Replies: 14
Views: 315

Re: Crossroads.....

piller wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:56 pm
Remember the scene in The Cowboys? Where the cook was telling the boys about his Father and Mother. After his story, one of the boys asked if it was true. He replied that if it wasn't that it should be.
I like that!
by JimT
Fri Feb 19, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cancel Search and Rescue! We are still alive and doing well.
Replies: 30
Views: 377

Re: Cancel Search and Rescue! We are still alive and doing well.

octagon wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 4:03 pm
Texas had a much longer cold snap back in early 80s when the lake froze solid for a month, probably less cold though than this one.
The San Gabriel River is within 300 yards of the house .. it was partially frozen over at one point this week.
by JimT
Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cancel Search and Rescue! We are still alive and doing well.
Replies: 30
Views: 377

Re: Cancel Search and Rescue! We are still alive and doing well.

Scott Tschirhart wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:36 am
This event showed us all something about the holes in our systems. We know what we did right and what we wish we had done differently.
Yes. It was a good learning experience.
We have a plan in place to upgrade!
by JimT
Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crossroads.....
Replies: 14
Views: 315

Re: Crossroads.....

Excellent! :D :lol:
by JimT
Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayer Request
Replies: 20
Views: 221

Re: Prayer Request

Yessir. I surely will.
by JimT
Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Government cannot solve everything
Replies: 36
Views: 543

Re: Government cannot solve everything

We have wood heat, we have a small 500 gal. propane tank, we have a generator and enough gasoline to run it for a month or so, we have several deer in the freezer and other foods stored, we have our own well. This "crisis" has shown us some holes in our "preparations" and we will correct those. We h...
by JimT
Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cancel Search and Rescue! We are still alive and doing well.
Replies: 30
Views: 377

Re: Cancel Search and Rescue! We are still alive and doing well.

I had one survival question I have not had answered.

How long can you wear long underwear before your hair starts growing through them?

:o
by JimT
Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cancel Search and Rescue! We are still alive and doing well.
Replies: 30
Views: 377

Cancel Search and Rescue! We are still alive and doing well.

Power went down Sunday and did not come back (here) until this evening. The ice storm we had broke tree branches and downed trees in the neighborhood. Then it snowed on top of that. Yesterday we got another 1/8" of ice on everything. Stores, gas stations, water treatment plants are down. Austin is u...
by JimT
Sun Feb 14, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For Those Who Are Interested
Replies: 2
Views: 119

For Those Who Are Interested

All of my books IN KINDLE VERSION will be free from the 15th of this month through the 19th of this month. JOY IN THE WILDERNESS Kindle - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B084MN71RPPaperback - https://www.amazon.com/dp/1675601704 The story of how we made the decision to move to Mozambique and what went int...
by JimT
Sun Feb 14, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ice on the San Gabriel
Replies: 27
Views: 404

Re: Ice on the San Gabriel

piller wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 6:33 pm
Al Gore probably did cause it. He is, after all, the only human with the IQ of an earthworm.
That's an awful thing to do to the poor earthworms!
by JimT
Sun Feb 14, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: getting my head around small primers
Replies: 22
Views: 451

Re: getting my head around small primers

earlmck wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 12:10 pm
I have a couple rifles that give a light firing pin strike and I feed them with those LPM primers. They like 'em.
I only have experience with the 30-30 but with some powders the Large Pistol Magnum primers give more velocity and consistency than the Large Rifle Primers.
by JimT
Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sleeting in Dallas.
Replies: 18
Views: 226

Re: Sleeting in Dallas.

It's 23 here right now ... gonna be down around zero for the next few nights ... ice on everything and more predicted ... crazy weather for Texas! We have the propane tank filled, wood laid in, generator standing by if we need it, several deer in the freezer and some thawing, a nice bottle of single...
by JimT
Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ice on the San Gabriel
Replies: 27
Views: 404

Re: Ice on the San Gabriel

Griff wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 9:50 pm
We've been at or below freezing the last 4 day, and have at least 3 or 4 more to come.

JimT, going ice fishing?
No sir. It's pretty much everywhere. I don't need to fish for it. :D
by JimT
Sat Feb 13, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: getting my head around small primers
Replies: 22
Views: 451

Re: getting my head around small primers

Small Pistol and Small Rifle Primers are the same size. They use the same depth primer pocket. Any difference in manufacturing is too small to make a difference. CCI 500 Small Pistol Primers IMG_1879.JPG CCI 400 Small Rifle Primers IMG_1880.JPG There are very tiny differences between manufacturers ....
by JimT
Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My dad passed away
Replies: 39
Views: 458

Re: My dad passed away

I am sorry for your loss.
Quite of few of us here have been down that road.
Focus on the good times .. good memories .. and the mark he made in the world.
by JimT
Sat Feb 13, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: getting my head around small primers
Replies: 22
Views: 451

Re: getting my head around small primers

Federal went to those oversize primer boxes after a disastrous explosion happened with a truck transporting a bunch of primers.
by JimT
Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: getting my head around small primers
Replies: 22
Views: 451

Re: getting my head around small primers

Small Pistol and Small Rifle Primers are the same size (thickness .. tallness .. whatever .. the primers take the same depth pocket) My old .357 load in the Ruger single action was with a Small Rifle Primer. I have checked some of my handguns and the double actions won't reliably fire the Small Rifl...
by JimT
Fri Feb 12, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can't Ask For Much More On A Cold Night
Replies: 18
Views: 511

Can't Ask For Much More On A Cold Night

Sitting by the fire, reading the Leverguns Forum, listening to the Gospel of John and sipping some good whiskey.
by JimT
Fri Feb 12, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ice on the San Gabriel
Replies: 27
Views: 404

Re: Ice on the San Gabriel

It has been pruning some of the trees! This poor cedar lost quite a bit.
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by JimT
Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Legendary .41 Mag Colt Python by Jack Fowler
Replies: 9
Views: 160

Re: The Legendary .41 Mag Colt Python by Jack Fowler

What a great story. One of my early partners in Houston always carried a Python. I thought they were beautiful, but for street work, I thought the Smith was more rugged. Thanks for sharing. My Dad, who was a great Double Action Revolver man, always said the Smith's were a lot better than the Colt d...
by JimT
Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ice on the San Gabriel
Replies: 27
Views: 404

Re: Ice on the San Gabriel

Rusty wrote:
Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:15 pm
The weatherman here in Tampa said Dallas could be expecting below zero temps this weekend. Good luck.
The forecast for our area varies from 1 above to 1 below ....
by JimT
Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Legendary .41 Mag Colt Python by Jack Fowler
Replies: 9
Views: 160

Re: The Legendary .41 Mag Colt Python by Jack Fowler

piller wrote:
Fri Feb 12, 2021 2:53 pm
I have never shot a .41 Mag, and that needs to be corrected.
If you get down our way I would be glad to let you shoot my .41!
by JimT
Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Legendary .41 Mag Colt Python by Jack Fowler
Replies: 9
Views: 160

The Legendary .41 Mag Colt Python by Jack Fowler

(This was written many years ago for the old Sixgunner.Com website .. Jack is an old friend of a few of us here) The Legendary .41 Mag Colt Python by Jack Fowler Back in the early '70s, there was a small gun shop in a Ft. Worth suburb owned by a very talented man I will simply call "Bubba". Bubba ha...
by JimT
Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Firing the 480 Achilles into a Pile of Rags - added extra photos
Replies: 16
Views: 268

Re: Firing the 480 Achilles into a Pile of Rags - added extra photos

So, does the coating eliminate the need for bullet lube? Yes it does. It actually seems to work better than the plated bullets in some applications, especially rifles. Won't you miss the smoke? Use Unique. Or Black. Actually ... I have no intention of getting into powder coating myself. I shoot the...
by JimT
Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pandemic Stuff
Replies: 5
Views: 106

Pandemic Stuff

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parents.jpg
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by JimT
Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Firing the 480 Achilles into a Pile of Rags - added extra photos
Replies: 16
Views: 268

Re: Firing the 480 Achilles into a Pile of Rags - added extra photos

Scott Tschirhart wrote:
Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:07 am
So, does the coating eliminate the need for bullet lube?
Yes it does. It actually seems to work better than the plated bullets in some applications, especially rifles.
by JimT
Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Firing the 480 Achilles into a Pile of Rags - added extra photos
Replies: 16
Views: 268

Re: Firing the 480 Achilles into a Pile of Rags - added extra photos

Bill in Oregon wrote:
Fri Feb 12, 2021 8:21 am
Neat experiment, Jim. I see a lot of that powder coating came off.
Actually that is just smoke on the bullet. The powder coating is still intact underneath. The light powder charge did not obdurate the bullet enough to seal the bore and it had a lot of blow by.
by JimT
Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Long To Order A New Ruger GP100?
Replies: 23
Views: 423

Re: How Long To Order A New Ruger GP100?

There are new in the box GP100's for sale on Gunbroker.
by JimT
Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ice on the San Gabriel
Replies: 27
Views: 404

Re: Ice on the San Gabriel

Scott Tschirhart wrote:
Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:41 pm
Kelly Brost sent me a text from Alaska. He is in -45 weather with a wind chill of -83.

I cannot even imagine that kind of cold.
I agree. But that explains Kelly!
by JimT
Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ice on the San Gabriel
Replies: 27
Views: 404

Re: Ice on the San Gabriel

STAYING WARM!! And drying the grandkid's boots, hats, gloves, coats and wotnot ...
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