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by JimT
Sun Dec 05, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If you're looking for .22 ammo
Replies: 2
Views: 148

If you're looking for .22 ammo

Mid-South has .22's for .08 cents a round ...
https://www.midsouthshooterssupply.com/ ... s-1255-fps
by JimT
Sun Dec 05, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Little Drummer Boy
Replies: 11
Views: 203

Re: The Little Drummer Boy

i used to ride to the downtown Phx public library on my 10 speed bike. i would drag race the cars from light to light because i could hear the switch box and got off the line before the cars could. could see brown steam mixed with the other toxins escaping their cockpits. too funny. Did Arcadia and...
by JimT
Sun Dec 05, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Little Drummer Boy
Replies: 11
Views: 203

Re: The Little Drummer Boy

i used to ride to the downtown Phx public library on my 10 speed bike. i would drag race the cars from light to light because i could hear the switch box and got off the line before the cars could. could see brown steam mixed with the other toxins escaping their cockpits. too funny. Did Arcadia and...
by JimT
Sun Dec 05, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Little Drummer Boy
Replies: 11
Views: 203

Re: The Little Drummer Boy

In the years when that song first came on the scene in Phoenix, I was a teenager, addicted to the radio in my car. One station took it upon themselves to play that song over and over and over for 24 hours. No matter where you went - unless it was out in the middle of the desert - you heard it. By t...
by JimT
Sun Dec 05, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Little Drummer Boy
Replies: 11
Views: 203

Re: The Little Drummer Boy

In the years when that song first came on the scene in Phoenix, I was a teenager, addicted to the radio in my car. One station took it upon themselves to play that song over and over and over for 24 hours. No matter where you went - unless it was out in the middle of the desert - you heard it. By t...
by JimT
Sat Dec 04, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Little Drummer Boy
Replies: 11
Views: 203

Re: The Little Drummer Boy

In the years when that song first came on the scene in Phoenix, I was a teenager, addicted to the radio in my car. One station took it upon themselves to play that song over and over and over for 24 hours. No matter where you went - unless it was out in the middle of the desert - you heard it. By th...
by JimT
Sat Dec 04, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Baldwin: " . . . I didn't pull the trigger."
Replies: 47
Views: 833

Re: Baldwin: " . . . I didn't pull the trigger."

vancelw wrote:
Sat Dec 04, 2021 7:31 pm
Does Starline actually make the 5-in-1 blanks or the brass for the blanks?
The articles I read were claiming Starline made their dummy rounds as well.
I don't know if they make the blanks or just the brass. I can see where they could make "dummy" rounds but I don't know if they do nor not.
by JimT
Sat Dec 04, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Baldwin: " . . . I didn't pull the trigger."
Replies: 47
Views: 833

Re: Baldwin: " . . . I didn't pull the trigger."

Baldwin is trying to blame the armorer or the gun. The media is trying to blame the gun or Starline, claiming that Starline made the blanks and the live ammo. Sorry folks, Starline makes neither. Starline makes the 5 in Blank cartridges that are used in film. I don't know if they make loaded ones, ...
by JimT
Wed Dec 01, 2021 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fun Shots With A Sixgun
Replies: 14
Views: 368

Re: Fun Shots With A Sixgun

I think ole Jim hit the sack around 8 pm so we will have to wait till noon tomorrow to see what he says.----006 Naw .. I was awake until at least 9:30. Having a evening nightcap of whiskey and contemplating the beauty of the night sky and pondering how Papa God took a risk letting us have our own w...
by JimT
Tue Nov 30, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hoping to get some hunting done in a few weeks
Replies: 8
Views: 216

Re: Hoping to get some hunting done in a few weeks

Jim, I forgot to say about your groups " good shooting " ...... :D Thanks. I used to be able to shoot pretty well. Since passing 75 I just have a real difficult time seeing the sights well enough to shoot tight groups. I got the bright idea this morning to try my new glasses and it was almost amazi...
by JimT
Tue Nov 30, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hoping to get some hunting done in a few weeks
Replies: 8
Views: 216

Re: Hoping to get some hunting done in a few weeks

gamekeeper wrote:
Tue Nov 30, 2021 4:58 pm
Be sure to post the results and few pictures of the terrain would be good.... 8)
IF it happens I surely will.
by JimT
Tue Nov 30, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fun Shots With A Sixgun
Replies: 14
Views: 368

Fun Shots With A Sixgun

My Dad used to shoot in pistol matches back in the later 40's and early 50's. He shot either a Colt SAA .45 or a S&W 1917 .45. Many of these matches were indoors and most shooters shot .38 Specials with 148 gr. wadcutters over a couple grains of Bullseye. Three grains was pretty much a factory load ...
by JimT
Tue Nov 30, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hoping to get some hunting done in a few weeks
Replies: 8
Views: 216

Hoping to get some hunting done in a few weeks

so I have been checking my guns. The .41 Magnum is my old Bowen sixgun. The .357 is an Old Model Flat Top that I picked up this year. They both seem to be working OK as long as I do my part.
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by JimT
Mon Nov 29, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 40-65 Bullard And Mule Deer
Replies: 13
Views: 298

Re: 40-65 Bullard And Mule Deer

Nice. It's great to do it with a beautiful old gun like that! Well done.
by JimT
Mon Nov 29, 2021 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 357 Mag deer hunting
Replies: 16
Views: 489

Re: 357 Mag deer hunting

Years ago my hunting partner used a .357 Marlin and 140 gr. factory loads. It worked fine on every deer I saw him shoot. These were Whitetails in Missouri .. decent size deer.
by JimT
Sun Nov 28, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You boys in Oklahoma who are looking for shooting supplies
Replies: 6
Views: 251

Re: You boys in Oklahoma who are looking for shooting supplies

If I could make as good a gunpowder as what I can buy I would never buy any.
by JimT
Sun Nov 28, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You boys in Oklahoma who are looking for shooting supplies
Replies: 6
Views: 251

You boys in Oklahoma who are looking for shooting supplies

If you are near Tulsa, Jerry's Shooting Supply, 9435 East 51st St. , Suite "E" has a pretty decent supply of powder, bullets, brass ... selling primers with a purchase but only 100 to a customer .. $8.00 per hundred. My son-in-law stopped in on his way through and picked up several pounds of 3031 an...
by JimT
Fri Nov 26, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Ruger New Model Grip
Replies: 16
Views: 410

Re: The Ruger New Model Grip

The only "new" Ruger grip I care for is the Bisley grip. Growing up on Colt single actions, all the other grips feel kinda weird. I can shoot them OK but not comfortably. My personal preference is the Colt and original Ruger XR-3 grip ... and then the Bisley. For hard recoiling pistols, the Bisley i...
by JimT
Fri Nov 26, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Replacing a Winchester 94 barrel
Replies: 29
Views: 497

Re: Replacing a Winchester 94 barrel

JordanWilliams wrote:
Fri Nov 26, 2021 1:55 pm
wvfarrier wrote:
Fri Nov 26, 2021 9:20 am
Check with Regan Nonneman. He could probably advise you on where to look
Would you have a good way to get ahold of him?
https://www.leveractions.com/
by JimT
Thu Nov 25, 2021 9:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thanksgiving Reminder
Replies: 16
Views: 224

Re: Thanksgiving Reminder

I am particularly thankful for reverend jim especially his finger-picking prowess..... https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ue6q5qnbbY The only thing he and I have in common is we are both now old and bald. I never forgave him for stealing Carly Simon away from me ... tho is seems she never was aware tha...
by JimT
Thu Nov 25, 2021 8:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Most accurate levergun at 200 yards...
Replies: 23
Views: 637

Re: Most accurate levergun at 200 yards...

Honestly, other than the power level, the old .30-30 is quite capable of that kind of accuracy.
I DID NOT shoot this target ... but it shows the ability .. EDIT: fired with a Marlin 336 built and tuned by Mic McPherson.
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by JimT
Thu Nov 25, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thanksgiving Reminder
Replies: 16
Views: 224

Re: Thanksgiving Reminder

AJMD429 wrote:
Thu Nov 25, 2021 8:09 am
Still sometimes I DO complain though; it is just too tempting... :D
Ha! I ain't no Saint and have my grumbling times also .... :lol:
by JimT
Thu Nov 25, 2021 8:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thanksgiving Reminder
Replies: 16
Views: 224

Thanksgiving Reminder

I would like to encourage you to take Thanksgiving Day and spend the day BEING THANKFUL! It is very easy to be not-thankful if you watch the news or think about some things too much. So for a day, make the effort to think about the good things in life. Yes, I understand that times can be hard, that ...
by JimT
Tue Nov 23, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need some load advice
Replies: 14
Views: 425

Re: Need some load advice

I don't know why but I rarely hear people using Bullseye on this board. 6 grains of Bullseye with any grain bullet or 7 grains of 231 is the cats meow. My all time regular load is 6 of Bullseye or 7 of 231 with any gr. bullet in the 44 Spl, mag, 38-40,44-40 or the 45 Long Colt. K.I.S.S.----006 Bull...
by JimT
Sun Nov 21, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Said Good Bye for now to my best shooting partner
Replies: 25
Views: 469

Re: Said Good Bye for now to my best shooting partner

I am sorry to hear this. I know what you're going through. It's been over 5 years since my wife left this life. It gets "easier" but never goes away.
Keep on keeping on. There still is life to be lived.
by JimT
Sat Nov 20, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Social use of the .30-30
Replies: 55
Views: 1523

Re: Social use of the .30-30

Yes sir. I remembered that. I am sorry I never got to meet the man.
by JimT
Sat Nov 20, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Social use of the .30-30
Replies: 55
Views: 1523

Re: Social use of the .30-30

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The real deal ...
by JimT
Sat Nov 20, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Decision To Open Carry In A Riot
Replies: 17
Views: 485

Re: The Decision To Open Carry In A Riot

While I support the idea of open carry, unless I am hunting I won't do it.
by JimT
Sat Nov 20, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Social use of the .30-30
Replies: 55
Views: 1523

Re: Social use of the .30-30

Scott Tschirhart wrote:
Sat Nov 20, 2021 10:17 am
Yeah, I don't know why they discontinued that ammunition Jim. It always performed well for me.
I wish they still sold just the bullets. I don't mind reloading them. :)

EDIT: Some of my handloads
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by JimT
Sat Nov 20, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Social use of the .30-30
Replies: 55
Views: 1523

Re: Social use of the .30-30

Guys, I have dies and a lot of brass that I have saved over the years, but I have never loaded for the .30-30. I shoot factory loads and I prefer 170 gr soft points. The one load that I really miss is the old 170 gr Winchester Silvertip. It had an aluminum cap over the soft point. It stood up well ...
by JimT
Fri Nov 19, 2021 11:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 93
Views: 1904

Re: Rittenhouse Trial

A prediction: within the next year, attempts to curtail/prohibit the right of self-defense will be made and it will gain traction in the media, congress, state legislatures, some church groups/denominations, and hard core leftists.... I hope you are proven a poor prognosticator my friend. I would r...
by JimT
Fri Nov 19, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Social use of the .30-30
Replies: 55
Views: 1523

Re: Social use of the .30-30

A lot of gun buyers are not shooters in the "amateur ballistician" sense like a lot of those on this Forum. They read magazines and buy what is hyped. And businesses always try to sell the latest and greatest.
by JimT
Thu Nov 18, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buck Elliot, RIP
Replies: 29
Views: 466

Re: Buck Elliot, RIP

I first met Buck on the old Sixgunner site many years ago. He was always a gentleman. He shared his knowledge of firearms and always had something interesting to share. I hate seeing his kind go, but as has been said, we are all traveling that same road.
by JimT
Mon Nov 15, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Surprised this guy still has a thumb...
Replies: 7
Views: 504

Re: Surprised this guy still has a thumb...

I wonder if that yahoo also wraps his left hand around the barrel-cylinder gap when shooting a revolver. Sheesh! He won't do it for long if he does. Back in the early '80's when the 454 Casull was introduced a fairly well-known lady hunter took one to Africa. Shooting game, she got her support hand...
by JimT
Sat Nov 13, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Windows 11
Replies: 12
Views: 365

Re: Windows 11

Grizz wrote:
Sat Nov 13, 2021 1:17 pm
i am thinking of getting a stupid flip phone and staying out of that whole vacuum . . .
I did that a long time ago and have never regretted it.
by JimT
Thu Nov 11, 2021 11:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .45 Short Colt
Replies: 43
Views: 3139

Re: .45 Short Colt

As far as I know there have never been any .45 Colt cartridges headstamped "Long" [img]https://www.marlinowners.com/threads/scored-some-cool-45-colt-brass-yesterday-had-to-share.155742/#lg=thread-155742&slide=0[img] :o Ha! Finally someone paid to have some made! It was gonna happen sooner or later.
by JimT
Thu Nov 11, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30 cal jug test
Replies: 14
Views: 627

Re: 30 cal jug test

Ray wrote:
Thu Nov 11, 2021 3:34 pm
As for the exterior ballistics, approximately everything you need to know is in the back of a loading manual.
Ah ... a man who reads.
Rare in this age.
You must be one of us old F.a.r.t.s.
:lol:
by JimT
Thu Nov 11, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: American style bulldog experiment
Replies: 57
Views: 1122

Re: American style bulldog experiment

OR ... you could do like some of the oldtimers did ...
screw the barrel out and use the single action without a barrel ...
I have done that with the .45 Colt ...
John K did it with his 480 Achilles ...

Surprising how well they shoot with no barrel.
by JimT
Thu Nov 11, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chronographing Today
Replies: 11
Views: 433

Re: Chronographing Today

Jim, those speeds are as high as the hyper velocity stuff, im surprised by that. But I think you are right in being over pressure! Now, how accurate is your scale? Reason I ask is it +/-.1 in a 22 case is a huge difference and could be dangerous (as any of us with half a brain knows). Beam or digit...
by JimT
Thu Nov 11, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remembrance Day 11/11/2021
Replies: 7
Views: 289

Re: Remembrance Day 11/11/2021

Now even just a couple of years ago folks and the media we revering vets. I thought about this last night as I had a drink to friends who didn’t come home. I concluded that one fact remains eternal. Citizens only care about military folks when they are needed. As soon as the need goes away the only...
by JimT
Thu Nov 11, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ace Snubby.....
Replies: 20
Views: 789

Re: Ace Snubby.....

AmBraCol wrote:
Thu Nov 11, 2021 10:52 am
JimT wrote:
Thu Nov 11, 2021 9:55 am
Offered with a ".44 LC conversion cylinder" ..... ?
I saw that too. Was just looking at the 44 Colt round so seeing it labeled as "LC" was a bit of a jolt.
I believe they meant "45 LC" since the .44 Remington is actually a .45 caliber.
by JimT
Thu Nov 11, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ace Snubby.....
Replies: 20
Views: 789

Re: Ace Snubby.....

Offered with a ".44 LC conversion cylinder" ..... ?
by JimT
Wed Nov 10, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chronographing Today
Replies: 11
Views: 433

Re: Chronographing Today

Jared wrote:
Wed Nov 10, 2021 9:11 am
Impressive velocity. Any plans to chronograph them out of a rifle?
Not really. Not sure I have a .22 rifle that is strong enough. I figure those are at or above magnum pressures. Would beat up my blow-back semi-auto and I don't want to hurt the little Winchester.
by JimT
Tue Nov 09, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chronographing Today
Replies: 11
Views: 433

Re: Chronographing Today

3500 rounds per pound of powder!How did the cases look afterwards? I believe if they were not steel cases they would have blown. With some the extraction was hard. A couple set back hard enough and tightened in the chamber enough that I had to manually help rotate the cylinder for the next shot. I ...
by JimT
Tue Nov 09, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chronographing Today
Replies: 11
Views: 433

Re: Chronographing Today

AmBraCol wrote:
Tue Nov 09, 2021 3:21 pm
I assume that group is with the CCI's? Not shabby at all. Looks like you're set for some serious shootin'!
Yes .. the Mini Mags. It's just durn hard to hold that gun still. It's so small and light. But it's a fun one to shoot!
by JimT
Tue Nov 09, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chronographing Today
Replies: 11
Views: 433

Chronographing Today

Ran a bunch of various calibers and loads over the chronograph. The .22 Handloads was what I started out to check. 40 gr. cast FP 2.0 gr. Bullseye – 1424 fps 38 gr. cast HP 2.0 gr. Bullseye – 1489 fps Ran some CCI Mini Mags for comparison - 1100 fps. Played with the Ruger Bearcat Shopkeeper ... CCI ...
by JimT
Mon Nov 08, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Makin' Meat
Replies: 20
Views: 695

Re: Makin' Meat

Well .. I was told "There are no beans in real chili."
Ask a Texan.
:D
by JimT
Mon Nov 08, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1862 Colt Police Model by Uberti
Replies: 8
Views: 375

Re: 1862 Colt Police Model by Uberti

I had a Pietta copy but it didn't shoot that well, nice looking revolver but it had to go.. :( I bought a Uberti .31 Colt pocket model instead... :P Nice neat job on the rear sight Jim...... 8) Thanks. I have an Italian-made copy of the 1849 Baby Dragoon .31 that was my father-in-laws. No one wante...
by JimT
Mon Nov 08, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1862 Colt Police Model by Uberti
Replies: 8
Views: 375

Re: 1862 Colt Police Model by Uberti

I like the original Sixgun .. for the history and nostalgia. I like the copy for playing. For the powder charge I found a powder scoop my Dad had made that filled the cylinder with black powder to where the ball would seat just below flush. I weighed it to see and it throws 20 gr. of 3Fg. Max capaci...
by JimT
Sun Nov 07, 2021 11:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Makin' Meat
Replies: 20
Views: 695

Re: Makin' Meat

kaschi wrote:
Sun Nov 07, 2021 11:29 pm
Does it burn the meat?
No. Not a bit.