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by JimT
Tue Jul 23, 2024 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Leading with different powders?
Replies: 7
Views: 129

Re: Leading with different powders?

I’m on the hunt for a different powder to replace Unique and TightGroup may not be it. 231 is next. But there’s a whole lotta space in the case with 231. It takes up a bit more space than Bullseye. :D I've shot a lot of Bullseye loads with no problems. Since the powder shortage I am glad you are se...
by JimT
Tue Jul 23, 2024 8:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rainy Day Today So I loaded 480 Achilles Ammo
Replies: 6
Views: 76

Re: Rainy Day Today So I loaded 480 Achilles Ammo

4t5 wrote: Tue Jul 23, 2024 8:25 am Mr. Jim , if you don’t mind me asking , what’s the brinell hardness of those bullets ?
I have no clue. I cast them pretty much out of pure lead. Not sure they would register on my Hardness Tester. :D
by JimT
Tue Jul 23, 2024 7:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rainy Day Today So I loaded 480 Achilles Ammo
Replies: 6
Views: 76

Re: Rainy Day Today So I loaded 480 Achilles Ammo

Scott Tschirhart wrote: Tue Jul 23, 2024 7:14 am Thank God for the rain!
Amen! Rain in July? A Blessing from Above!
by JimT
Mon Jul 22, 2024 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rainy Day Today So I loaded 480 Achilles Ammo
Replies: 6
Views: 76

Rainy Day Today So I loaded 480 Achilles Ammo

The property needs mowed but it's wet and raining off and on today, so I spent a good part of the day in shop loading the brass of the 480 Achilles that I fired last week. I decided to use the Huffaker Hollow-Base Heel bullet and 7.0 gr. of Unique. The hollow base is quite large and increases the si...
by JimT
Mon Jul 22, 2024 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking at a New Sofa
Replies: 5
Views: 145

Looking at a New Sofa

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by JimT
Fri Jul 19, 2024 8:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday...
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Re: Happy Birthday...

Thank you for posting!

I copied it!

:)
by JimT
Thu Jul 18, 2024 4:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jim, can we get a tutorial?
Replies: 18
Views: 536

Re: Jim, can we get a tutorial?

Good tip on covering the bags. I was shooting off the hood of truck over bags and walked down to check the target. Turned around to walk back to see the small flames of the bag on fire. so .. in addition to shooting glasses and hearing protection a small fire extinguisher might be handy ... :lol: I...
by JimT
Thu Jul 18, 2024 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jim, can we get a tutorial?
Replies: 18
Views: 536

Re: Jim, can we get a tutorial?

1894cfan wrote: Thu Jul 18, 2024 3:45 pm If shooting off sandbags, I'd suggest using a section of thick leather on top of the sand bags so the powder blast out of the barrel/cylinder gap isn't cutting into the bag. HTH
Hot .357's are especially hard on bags!
by JimT
Thu Jul 18, 2024 1:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jim, can we get a tutorial?
Replies: 18
Views: 536

Re: Jim, can we get a tutorial?

So you put the bottom of the frame on the forks? Thanks. The photos help a lot. Yes. It keeps from putting pressure on the barrel that might affect the point of aim. Shooting off sandbags or shooting bags I don't worry about it and have never noticed it affecting my guns. But the harder forks can p...
by JimT
Thu Jul 18, 2024 12:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jim, can we get a tutorial?
Replies: 18
Views: 536

Re: Jim, can we get a tutorial?

Bill in Oregon wrote: Thu Jul 18, 2024 10:06 am ..... the recoil of a powerful handgun will drive both into the surface they are resting on, which quickly destroys my concentration.
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by JimT
Thu Jul 18, 2024 8:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jim, can we get a tutorial?
Replies: 18
Views: 536

Re: Jim, can we get a tutorial?

weiler wrote: Thu Jul 18, 2024 8:41 am Jim, that Linebaugh Ruger remains one of my favorite custom revolvers and stories
Thank you.
It holds a special place for me also.
by JimT
Thu Jul 18, 2024 8:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jim, can we get a tutorial?
Replies: 18
Views: 536

Re: Jim, can we get a tutorial?

Not sure about "tutorial" but here are some photos .... I have been using this old thing since about the turn of the century. IMG_6914.JPG Outers Pistol Perch ... adjustable in many directions ...the front fork can be raised or lowered .. the entire platform can swivel on the base .. the a...
by JimT
Wed Jul 17, 2024 5:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Today Was A 480 Day
Replies: 12
Views: 333

Re: Today Was A 480 Day

Jim, Your post didn't say how you fired these groups? Looks like very fine shooting no doubt. I would like to say I shot all these left-handed while standing on my head but the truth is I was using the Outers Pistol Perch. It's not a 'machine rest' but does help the shooter hold the gun fairly stea...
by JimT
Wed Jul 17, 2024 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dragoon Again - Just For Fun
Replies: 19
Views: 453

Re: Dragoon Again - Just For Fun

Bill in Oregon wrote: Wed Jul 17, 2024 8:58 am 8)
And I want a shirt like his! :lol:
You'd look good in it Bill, but it would be tight on the neck and the arms would be too short. :lol:
by JimT
Wed Jul 17, 2024 8:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Today Was A 480 Day
Replies: 12
Views: 333

Re: Today Was A 480 Day

I oughta shoot a hog with it. That would be a fitting thing to use it for.
by JimT
Wed Jul 17, 2024 8:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dragoon Again - Just For Fun
Replies: 19
Views: 453

Re: Dragoon Again - Just For Fun

It is a HUGE old thing. Not as big as the Walker but close.

My 8 year old grandson holding it.
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by JimT
Tue Jul 16, 2024 10:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dragoon Again - Just For Fun
Replies: 19
Views: 453

Re: Dragoon Again - Just For Fun

The Dragoon latch holds just fine.
by JimT
Tue Jul 16, 2024 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Today Was A 480 Day
Replies: 12
Views: 333

Re: Today Was A 480 Day

That'll work just fine Jim! Nicely done. I didn't expect your 480 to be a long barreled smoke wagon, I envisioned as a short gun, 5.5 at the most. Must be tough clearing leather! :D I usually have it in hand when I need it. :lol: When I was in my 30's I could draw and hit just as fast with a 7 1/2&...
by JimT
Tue Jul 16, 2024 12:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Today Was A 480 Day
Replies: 12
Views: 333

Re: Today Was A 480 Day

The Bullseye load is close to 880 fps.
The Unique load is 850 fps or so.
by JimT
Tue Jul 16, 2024 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Today Was A 480 Day
Replies: 12
Views: 333

Today Was A 480 Day

The 480 Achilles 480Achilles_large.JPG 480blackback ground.JPG for_background.JPG I had a box of ammo loaded with mixed bullets but all the same powder charge - 6.0 gr. of Bullseye .. and a box of ammo loaded with the Huffaker hollow base heel bullet and 6.6 gr. of Unique that I wanted to shoot up. ...
by JimT
Mon Jul 15, 2024 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Midway Promotional On Primers
Replies: 5
Views: 268

Re: Midway Promotional On Primers

Pass, the hazmat fees are a killer these days! Which is likely what the anti-gunners are looking for! You can easily whittle down the Hazmat if you get some friends to join with you and make a large order. By watching the sales you will find Hazmat fees waved at times if the order is large enough.
by JimT
Mon Jul 15, 2024 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you clean with mineral spirits?
Replies: 7
Views: 274

Re: Do you clean with mineral spirits?

I would never oil a 1911 like that unless I was gonna put it away for awhile. In the dusty country I grew up in that would become a dust magnet and would be gunked up in no time. Carrying during harvest and when making hay! Or just out back country exploring. I guess for city carry it would be OK bu...
by JimT
Mon Jul 15, 2024 8:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dragoon Again - Just For Fun
Replies: 19
Views: 453

Re: Dragoon Again - Just For Fun

..... Loaded with a Kerr, Johnston and Dow or Kaido bullet, it seems the Dragoons step well up into deer and hog hunting territory. Yessir I believe it would work quite well. In truth, the round ball would also. I hunted with the 1858 Remington .44 and the round ball in it worked very well on the g...
by JimT
Mon Jul 15, 2024 7:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dragoon!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 864

Re: Dragoon!!!

Nice Looking! I like both long barreled and short barreled and intermediate barreled sixguns. :lol:
by JimT
Mon Jul 15, 2024 7:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dragoon Again - Just For Fun
Replies: 19
Views: 453

Dragoon Again - Just For Fun

Scott T has been posting about his Ruger "Dragoon" .. which is what Elmer Keith always wished Ruger would have named the big frame .44 single action. Many of us agree with him. But for fun I thought I would post a couple pictures of the original Dragoon. I don't have a real original. This ...
by JimT
Sun Jul 14, 2024 8:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30 super carry question
Replies: 14
Views: 393

Re: 30 super carry question

.30 Super Carry .312” diameter bullet 100 gr. Bullet @ 1250 fps pressure = 50,000 psi .32 H&R Magnum .312” diameter bullet 100 gr. Bullet @ 1208 fps pressure = 21,000 CUP .327 Federal Magnum .312” diameter bullet 100 gr. Bullet @ 1400 fps or 1655 fps pressure = 45,000 psi (maximum) Nothing &quo...
by JimT
Sat Jul 13, 2024 7:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30 super carry question
Replies: 14
Views: 393

Re: 30 super carry question

Uh ... not to cause any problems, but if referring to the "454 Casull" ... there is no period before the number, indicating it is not a caliber designation but a caliber name. Just like the "480 Achilles" which is .475" diameter.
by JimT
Fri Jul 12, 2024 6:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hay time in Arkansas
Replies: 9
Views: 224

Re: Hay time in Arkansas

Been haying here in Texas for a month or more.
by JimT
Fri Jul 12, 2024 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 45 ACP vs 45 Colt vs 410 slug...
Replies: 8
Views: 241

Re: 45 ACP vs 45 Colt vs 410 slug...

The .45's they shot with the Hornady critical defense rounds did exactly what they were designed to do. expand dramatically at close range. As far as penetration I'd bet that even the old 900fps round nose 255grain bullet would amaze these "experts". I killed a 1400+ pound Hereford cow us...
by JimT
Fri Jul 12, 2024 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Short Range Day Today
Replies: 9
Views: 315

Short Range Day Today

Went out on the Range this morning ... trying to beat the heat. It was a .22 Day .. using my Old Model Single Six, practicing trigger control and sight alignment. I ran 150 rounds offhand and two-hand hold. Ran an additional 25 rounds using my Outers Pistol Perch checking the accuracy potential of t...
by JimT
Fri Jul 12, 2024 8:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 45 ACP vs 45 Colt vs 410 slug...
Replies: 8
Views: 241

Re: 45 ACP vs 45 Colt vs 410 slug...

I blame all the misinformation on President Clinton. When he was President he had a program giving computers to those who could not afford one. He started with the group of people who were not allowed to use pens or pencils but were given crayons instead. They became the experts who post about every...
by JimT
Thu Jul 11, 2024 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lotta BULL -- 2
Replies: 12
Views: 396

Re: Lotta BULL -- 2

They will hurt you. Years ago a friend was killed at a sale when the auctioneer asked him if the bull was tame. He said, "Yes. I raised him from a calf." Got in the pen with him and the bull killed him in front of his family and the sale crowd.
by JimT
Thu Jul 11, 2024 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some new skin for the new Colt
Replies: 9
Views: 280

Re: Some new skin for the new Colt

You have a nice Bar B Cue rig there! Great for a Sunday-Go-To-Meeting.
by JimT
Thu Jul 11, 2024 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The cost of reloading versus buying loaded ammunition
Replies: 25
Views: 669

Re: The cost of reloading versus buying loaded ammunition

A friend came to me one day and asked me if I would teach him how to cast bullets. I told him, "Yes. When the weather cools off." Then I told him, "Til then, go around to the tire shops and ask them if they will give you their old wheelweights." When the Fall was going good and i...
by JimT
Thu Jul 11, 2024 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The cost of reloading versus buying loaded ammunition
Replies: 25
Views: 669

Re: The cost of reloading versus buying loaded ammunition

And as I and others have said, it's not about "saving" money, it's more shooting for the money spent. As Wiresguy said, it leads to spending more money! :lol: I can attest to that for sure.
by JimT
Thu Jul 11, 2024 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The cost of reloading versus buying loaded ammunition
Replies: 25
Views: 669

The cost of reloading versus buying loaded ammunition

This is based on already having the equipment to reload. You might check my math. I have been known to screw up adding and subtracting. .45 ACP Bullseye 1 pound = 7000 grains a 5.0 grain load would make 1400 loads from 1 pound at $47 per pound the powder costs a little over .033 cents per shot ........
by JimT
Wed Jul 10, 2024 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It's a special day.
Replies: 20
Views: 521

Re: It's a special day.

Jim T, way you shoot a revolver and all you know and can do with one, you don't even need a rifle! Well .. that ain't totally true but it's nice of you to say. I am "Old School" which means in part, do the job with what you have. When it's all said and done it comes down to the person, no...
by JimT
Wed Jul 10, 2024 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It's a special day.
Replies: 20
Views: 521

Re: It's a special day.

It's a beauty as well as SPECIAL!
by JimT
Wed Jul 10, 2024 7:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It's a special day.
Replies: 20
Views: 521

Re: It's a special day.

GunnyMack wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 4:47 am Gotcha, I didn't see a heater under you sizer.
Do you mix your own or did you get a large supply years ago?
Back when Paco was making it he gave me two #10 cans full. I still have part of one can left ...enough to last the rest of my life most likely.
by JimT
Tue Jul 09, 2024 7:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It's a special day.
Replies: 20
Views: 521

Re: It's a special day.

I see they FILL the cylinder! Is Paco's Apache Blue one of the hard wax type lubes? Need a heater? No it's not. Kinda 'gummy' ... doesn't run in hot weather ... works pretty well down in the middle 30's. I haven't used anything but that since the 1980's. Paco used it in some fairly fast rifle loads...
by JimT
Tue Jul 09, 2024 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It's a special day.
Replies: 20
Views: 521

Re: It's a special day.

Thank you Gunny.
I added more photos to the above post.
by JimT
Tue Jul 09, 2024 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It's a special day.
Replies: 20
Views: 521

It's a special day.

.44 Special Day ... IMG_0316.JPG Keith SWC #429421 250 gr. IMG_1663.JPG Sizing and lubing with Paco's Apache Blue IMG_4028.JPG IMG_4259.JPG IMG_5952.JPG I like the way they look "ready to go!" IMG_6862.JPG On the Range IMG_6869.JPG Why I Like the 6.5 gr. of Unique load in this gun. IMG_687...
by JimT
Mon Jul 08, 2024 2:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bullets for the .348 WCF
Replies: 39
Views: 4953

Re: Bullets for the .348 WCF

But as too the Mod71, I've wanted one long long time! JimT posted those for sale at Cabelas while back, and I'm still thinking I should've jumped on one! It ain't just money, but my age, $yes, but how much use I'd really get out of it? ..................... There are 8 listed now, one for less than...
by JimT
Sun Jul 07, 2024 10:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Armscor .22 ammo
Replies: 5
Views: 217

Re: Armscor .22 ammo

I have been shooting it for several years and am quite pleased with the accuracy and reliability.
by JimT
Sat Jul 06, 2024 9:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bullets for the .348 WCF
Replies: 39
Views: 4953

Re: Bullets for the .348 WCF

My Model 71 came to me from the original owner. He was a rancher in Colorado and bought the rifle new in 1937. It is the Deluxe Model and an early one with the long tangs. His favorite load was the Hi-Speed 150 gr. loading from Winchester. He killed elk and deer with that load for many years. I had ...
by JimT
Sat Jul 06, 2024 8:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I always thought that a New Model Ruger was pretty much indestructible
Replies: 13
Views: 566

Re: I always thought that a New Model Ruger was pretty much indestructible

The transfer bar system works. And it is safer for people who didn't grow up on Colts and Old Model Rugers and who have not gotten completely familiar with them. But it does lose energy in the process, resulting in a lighter primer strike. Most people will never notice it. Handloaders who experiment...
by JimT
Fri Jul 05, 2024 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Firing The Thunder Mug on the 4th of July
Replies: 12
Views: 410

Re: Firing The Thunder Mug on the 4th of July

Scott Tschirhart wrote: Fri Jul 05, 2024 6:51 pm Google says a golf ball is 1.68 inches in diameter.
I bet my 2 pound hammer could make it fit! :lol:
by JimT
Fri Jul 05, 2024 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Firing The Thunder Mug on the 4th of July
Replies: 12
Views: 410

Re: Firing The Thunder Mug on the 4th of July

Scott Tschirhart wrote: Fri Jul 05, 2024 6:24 pm Hmm? Is that about the size of a golf ball?
Never tried it. Should be close. Bore is real close to 1 1/4".
by JimT
Fri Jul 05, 2024 6:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I always thought that a New Model Ruger was pretty much indestructible
Replies: 13
Views: 566

Re: I always thought that a New Model Ruger was pretty much indestructible

I have seen more than one broken transfer bar.
That's one reason I had the hammer welded up and removed the transfer bar on a couple guns.
If I were carrying the New Model Bearcat for serious stuff I believe I would do that on it.