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by JimT
Thu Feb 22, 2024 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: cell phone outtage
Replies: 1
Views: 23

Re: cell phone outtage

EXCELLENT! NO SPAM CALLS!

"no evidence of cyber attack" ... that they will share with us. Trust CNN :lol:
by JimT
Thu Feb 22, 2024 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cellphones Down Today...??? Could be a Problem...
Replies: 4
Views: 81

Re: Cellphones Down Today...??? Could be a Problem...

"It's just too many users and not enough cell phone towers. No problem here. Move along. Nothing to look at."
by JimT
Thu Feb 22, 2024 8:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bolt Cannon.
Replies: 2
Views: 48

Re: Bolt Cannon.

I've used matches in place of gunpowder in .38 .. .357 .. .44 and .45 caliber. You can reach 800 to 900 fps with it. In a cartridge you don't need the striker material. The primer will set matches off.
by JimT
Tue Feb 20, 2024 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Paco and the 44mag
Replies: 15
Views: 423

Re: Paco and the 44mag

Askins generally wrote to stir people up. His editors loved him hate mail is as good an indicator of readership as positive mail. It's true he wrote of the .44 Magnum as being generally useless .. no good for self defense ... too much recoil for a hunting arm for most people. At the end of one of th...
by JimT
Mon Feb 19, 2024 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another funny meme
Replies: 7
Views: 202

Re: Another funny meme

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by JimT
Sun Feb 18, 2024 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Paco and the 44mag
Replies: 15
Views: 423

Re: Paco and the 44mag

Random musings, I always wished Paco would have articled some hotrod loads for 44mag in a Rossi92 like he did in the 357, 45 colt and 454 casull. Not that I need more power but would just be interesting to see how the cartridge did with similar upper pressure limit applications. :) KING OF THE HILL...
by JimT
Sat Feb 17, 2024 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Accident
Replies: 10
Views: 395

Accident

A guy gets up in the morning to find his girlfriend is already up and watching the news. She seems really upset and he says "Hey honey... what's the matter?" She says, "Two Brazilian skydivers were killed in an accident!" He said, "That's awful!" And she replied, "...
by JimT
Fri Feb 16, 2024 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best offhand group fired by me 29B
Replies: 8
Views: 231

Re: Best offhand group fired by me 29B

NICE!! Well done.
by JimT
Fri Feb 16, 2024 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bear Creek Supply coated bullets
Replies: 10
Views: 272

Re: Bear Creek Supply coated bullets

I have been using them for the 9mm and 380 ACP for several years. I also have some in the .45-70 and the .44 Magnum. They work really well. Mic McPherson says if you shoot them enough they will condition your barrel. He is a big proponent of them.
by JimT
Fri Feb 16, 2024 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Civil War conicals in the Colt 1860
Replies: 10
Views: 242

Re: Civil War conicals in the Colt 1860

Jay, yes, Mike Beliveau --"Duelist 54" on Youtube -- shows those loading port modifications. I'm tempted to try this as well. I had forgotten just how much punch the 1860 offered. Wonderful sixgun! Have you done anything about raising the front sights on your cap and ball Colts? Front Sig...
by JimT
Thu Feb 15, 2024 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Civil War conicals in the Colt 1860
Replies: 10
Views: 242

Re: Civil War conicals in the Colt 1860

Nice work Bill. I still prefer the round ball but not because it shoots better .. I just like them. :D
by JimT
Wed Feb 14, 2024 11:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: any questions ?
Replies: 19
Views: 498

Re: any questions ?

i saw good people in the 3rd world from different religions. A muslim family in the remote areas wont ever read christian passages, they cant read anyway. The woman wont leave the house much and then unless she is fully covered, her world is what the local cleric and her husband tell her it is. She...
by JimT
Wed Feb 14, 2024 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: any questions ?
Replies: 19
Views: 498

Re: any questions ?

Grizz wrote: Wed Feb 14, 2024 5:28 pm .... It helps me to remember that God owns the entire earth, and He can give whatever He wants to whomever He wants to.
grizz
That's what Paul said in Athens ...He (God) determines the nations, how large they get and how long they last.
by JimT
Wed Feb 14, 2024 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: any questions ?
Replies: 19
Views: 498

Re: any questions ?

John The Baptist was the last prophet, then the age of prophets ended, If there was a being speaking to mohammed, telling him that he was a prophet, that evil thing was not from God. No, all religions are not equal. Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets and teachers; as ...
by JimT
Wed Feb 14, 2024 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: any questions ?
Replies: 19
Views: 498

Re: any questions ?

True Grizz! Jesus never promoted a religion, not even the one He was born into. Makes some people nervous when you tell them Jesus wasn't a christian. :roll:
by JimT
Wed Feb 14, 2024 4:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Serious National Security Threat" press release 2-14-2024
Replies: 14
Views: 422

Re: "Serious National Security Threat" press release 2-14-2024

Scott Tschirhart wrote: Wed Feb 14, 2024 3:55 pm This may be a self-fulfilling prophecy though.
That may be true, but I seriously don't like to go anyplace without a rifle or a shotgun with me anymore.
by JimT
Wed Feb 14, 2024 3:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: any questions ?
Replies: 19
Views: 498

Re: any questions ?

765x53 wrote: Wed Feb 14, 2024 3:22 pm No, all religions are not equal.
True. If they were they would have no one to fight with. So each one has to style itself different than the other and proclaim it is THE ONE TRUE religion.
by JimT
Wed Feb 14, 2024 2:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Valentine's Day
Replies: 4
Views: 127

Happy Valentine's Day

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by JimT
Wed Feb 14, 2024 2:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Serious National Security Threat" press release 2-14-2024
Replies: 14
Views: 422

Re: "Serious National Security Threat" press release 2-14-2024

That information belongs to people who are members of THE CLUB. And we are not invited.
by JimT
Wed Feb 14, 2024 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: any questions ?
Replies: 19
Views: 498

Re: any questions ?

Religions have no moral high ground from which to judge other religions. They all have a history of killing the opposition if they won't convert. It was religious christian knights who coined the phrase "Kill 'em all. Let God sort them out." if i remember correctly.
by JimT
Tue Feb 13, 2024 8:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Round Nose Lead Bullets
Replies: 35
Views: 979

Re: Round Nose Lead Bullets

Ray wrote: Tue Feb 13, 2024 7:24 pm And other bullets offered by bear creek.....

https://www.bearcreeksupplybullets.com/bulletselection

The only negative I see is they're still not set-up for online ordering. You have to call.
I am old fashioned a love doing it that way.
by JimT
Tue Feb 13, 2024 10:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Round Nose Lead Bullets
Replies: 35
Views: 979

Re: Round Nose Lead Bullets

There ain't nothing like a fairly heavy large diameter bullet at moderate velocities. They just work. The last time I talked with John Linebaugh about a month before he passed, he was sharing with me about some of the game he and his wife took with 850 fps loads in the .45 Colt.
by JimT
Tue Feb 13, 2024 8:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The real Super Bowl winner
Replies: 15
Views: 453

Re: The real Super Bowl winner

I had a super bowl of chili that my son-in-law made!
That's the closest I have ever come.
:lol:
by JimT
Tue Feb 13, 2024 12:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The real Super Bowl winner
Replies: 15
Views: 453

Re: The real Super Bowl winner

You forget that Jesus washed the feet of Judas and treated him just like He treated the rest of the disciples. He knew Judas was a lying thief who was stealing money that was dedicated to the work Jesus was doing. Yet He washed the feet of Judas with the same love and compassion that He washed the r...
by JimT
Mon Feb 12, 2024 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 410 too little for any game you say?
Replies: 39
Views: 1206

Re: 410 too little for any game you say?

I never tried the .44 Specials. As long as the brass seals the chamber it should work fine.
by JimT
Sun Feb 11, 2024 8:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This was a little different.
Replies: 24
Views: 832

Re: This was a little different.

I have done that with Single Six, but not on one day. :D
by JimT
Sat Feb 10, 2024 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 45 ACP with Magnum Primers...?!?
Replies: 17
Views: 516

Re: 45 ACP with Magnum Primers...?!?

I have also been using Winchester primers since the late 1980s (found the Winchesters seated easier than CCI on my Dillon... (I have no clue why so don't ask). I use an old RCBS hand-priming tool and have since the 1980's. I found a long time ago that CCI and Winchester feed primers into the seatin...
by JimT
Sat Feb 10, 2024 9:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Round Nose Lead Bullets
Replies: 35
Views: 979

Re: Round Nose Lead Bullets

Jim, I don’t know how much progress we have made. If you stay with the same velocities in these older cartridges, I do not see much advantage in more modern designs. I favor a 255 gr soft bullet at comfortable velocities. You can get better performance if you raise the bullet weight and the velocit...
by JimT
Fri Feb 09, 2024 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 45 ACP with Magnum Primers...?!?
Replies: 17
Views: 516

Re: 45 ACP with Magnum Primers...?!?

Walt wrote: Fri Feb 09, 2024 10:53 am Whether that is significant is certainly questionable but it suggests that accuracy potential may be better with standard primers.
That is quite likely it would seem. However I found it quite interesting that if you are in a "use what you have" situation any of them will work.
by JimT
Fri Feb 09, 2024 9:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 45 ACP with Magnum Primers...?!?
Replies: 17
Views: 516

Re: 45 ACP with Magnum Primers...?!?

You might want to check this out ... pressure and velocity tests by Super Vel using Small Pistol Primers ... Small Pistol Magnum primers and Small Rifle primers in 9mm ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGVRGsoOr6k
by JimT
Wed Feb 07, 2024 11:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Little-Known Reloading Phenomena
Replies: 23
Views: 701

Re: Little-Known Reloading Phenomena

I have been known to chuck rocks at times. :D
by JimT
Wed Feb 07, 2024 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: rossi 92 454
Replies: 20
Views: 705

Re: rossi 92 454

Eddie Southgate wrote: Wed Feb 07, 2024 5:49 pm Does the brass bulge like the .45 Colt and .44 Mag gun's do ?
If your brass bulges the chamber must be oversize. My .45 Colt's don't do that. Neither do the .44's.
by JimT
Wed Feb 07, 2024 3:34 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Tucker Carlson talking about his upcoming Putin interview.
Replies: 6
Views: 287

Re: Tucker Carlson talking about his upcoming Putin interview.

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by JimT
Wed Feb 07, 2024 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Little-Known Reloading Phenomena
Replies: 23
Views: 701

Re: Little-Known Reloading Phenomena

GunnyMack wrote: Wed Feb 07, 2024 3:24 pm Jim all that 9mm is just to get you primed for loading mass quantities of .22 LR! :lol:
You may be correct. I have some 50 gr. Spitzer FMJ bullets I am thinking of trying, if I can figure out a way to swage a heel on them. :lol:
by JimT
Wed Feb 07, 2024 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Little-Known Reloading Phenomena
Replies: 23
Views: 701

Re: Little-Known Reloading Phenomena

I appreciate the advise and concern for my well-being. In my younger days I did have progressive loaders and used them. As I have gotten older I have regressed back toward my beginnings. I enjoy reloading with the Lyman 310 Tool and even the old Lee Loader, though I don't use them all that much. And...
by JimT
Wed Feb 07, 2024 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Little-Known Reloading Phenomena
Replies: 23
Views: 701

Re: Little-Known Reloading Phenomena

1894cfan wrote: Wed Feb 07, 2024 12:16 pm Try loading that many 25acp! ANYTHING after that would look huge! :P
BTW, I wish SOMEBODY would come out with ANYTHING reloading wise made for 25 auto again! :(
You can still easily get tweezers and magnifying glasses! :lol:
by JimT
Wed Feb 07, 2024 10:09 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Tucker Carlson talking about his upcoming Putin interview.
Replies: 6
Views: 287

Re: Tucker Carlson talking about his upcoming Putin interview.

There's already talk about the government sanctioning him for doing it. That's a sign that it is something that really needed to be done.

The interview is completed and I read that it's likely to be posted tomorrow.
by JimT
Wed Feb 07, 2024 10:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 'Smart' devices are dumb....
Replies: 18
Views: 569

Re: 'Smart' devices are dumb....

It's bad enough that things can be listening to you without inviting them into your home. I have some friends who have Alexa or some Google thing that listens all the time. All you have to do is talk to it and it will order you a pizza or a new car or whatever. They were watching Home Improvement on...
by JimT
Wed Feb 07, 2024 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Little-Known Reloading Phenomena
Replies: 23
Views: 701

Little-Known Reloading Phenomena

I discovered this during an extended session of prepping brass and reloading. I had approximately 2500 fired 9mm cartridges and had spent weeks sorting them by headstamp and then resizing, depriming them, neck expanding and then priming. Then I loaded them all. It was a massive undertaking using my ...
by JimT
Wed Feb 07, 2024 8:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The 25 Calibers
Replies: 23
Views: 858

Re: The 25 Calibers

Bill in Oregon wrote: Wed Feb 07, 2024 8:31 am Jim, my hat is off to anyone who can plink rabbits with high-end handloads from a Raven! 8)
You should take note that I never mentioned how many I shot at or the distance for the ones I connected with. :lol:
by JimT
Wed Feb 07, 2024 12:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The 25 Calibers
Replies: 23
Views: 858

Re: The 25 Calibers

AJMD429 wrote: Tue Feb 06, 2024 10:39 pm You sure you’re not related to Elmer Keith…???
Yes, pretty sure. But I did communicate with him and still have his letters, if that counts.
by JimT
Tue Feb 06, 2024 8:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Round Nose Lead Bullets
Replies: 35
Views: 979

Re: Round Nose Lead Bullets

Nice shootin' Bill.
I spent several hours shooting today.
Was reminded by the targets that I need to practice more. :lol:
by JimT
Tue Feb 06, 2024 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cast bullet path in game
Replies: 24
Views: 725

Re: Cast bullet path in game

I have not used anything on game but flat nose bullets when using cast bullets. The Keith SWC or LBT LFN mostly. Before heavy cast bullets were available for the heavy .45 Colt loads I used Lyman #457191 45-90 rifle bullet sized down for the .45 Colt. It is a flat nose but the meplat is smaller than...
by JimT
Tue Feb 06, 2024 7:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Round Nose Lead Bullets
Replies: 35
Views: 979

Re: Round Nose Lead Bullets

Jim, Those swaged bullets were soft and I image the were flat real soon after hitting flesh. I used to buy them real cheap (Remington)and they did shoot real good. I remember reading a article by Brian Pierce years ago where he mentioned shooting a Black bear with a 454190 Lyman over Red dot and th...
by JimT
Tue Feb 06, 2024 7:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The 25 Calibers
Replies: 23
Views: 858

Re: The 25 Calibers

I am not sure this will count but I had several .25 ACP Raven's when I was younger. Raven_25.JPG My Dad made me a truncated-cone flat nose bullet mold and I experimented with heavy loads, getting over 1000 fps from the cheap little guns. The heaviest loads blew the primer pocket clean out of the cas...
by JimT
Mon Feb 05, 2024 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Parlour Pistols and Flobert Loads
Replies: 9
Views: 387

Re: Parlour Pistols and Flobert Loads

YESSIR!
by JimT
Mon Feb 05, 2024 9:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Go ahead and laugh
Replies: 13
Views: 656

Re: Go ahead and laugh

I won't laugh but I will say my .32-20 rifle loads gave right at 2000 fps with 125 gr. Spitzer and 1800 fps with 140 gr. LBT cast bullet. The 100 gr. Speer JHP ran over 2100 fps. Now 1100+ fps from the little handgun is pretty durn hot and nothing to be sneezed at as long as it is reliable and accur...
by JimT
Sun Feb 04, 2024 9:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Parlour Pistols and Flobert Loads
Replies: 9
Views: 387

Re: Parlour Pistols and Flobert Loads

Ysabel Kid wrote: Sun Feb 04, 2024 9:26 pm Jim, do you cast those .22-cal round balls or buy them?
I bought them from Midway.