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by JimT
Thu Aug 18, 2022 1:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I took 2 Rossi's to the Range this morning.
Replies: 5
Views: 97

I took 2 Rossi's to the Range this morning.

The .357 Levergun .. 11-Finished.JPG and a Rossi Model 971 IMG_3531.JPG I bought this from a friend over 20 years ago and have never shot it much. Basically a Model 19 Smith made in Brazil. I ran 4 different loads through it this morning .. 158 gr. SWC with 8 gr. Unique .... 160 gr. RNFP with 14.5 g...
by JimT
Tue Aug 16, 2022 6:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Project
Replies: 8
Views: 203

Re: New Project

Dry lube? From Bear Creek's website: Bear Creek Supply bullets (BCS) undergo a very unique coating application process that allows lead bullets to perform to their full potential. This coating is a strong, high-temperature polymer containing a mix of proprietary lubricants that is permanently bonde...
by JimT
Tue Aug 16, 2022 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Project
Replies: 8
Views: 203

Re: New Project

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LEFT - 275 gr. Bear Creek Supply .44 --- RIGHT 400 gr. Bear Creek Supply .45 (.459")
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275 gr. .44's for testing ... 19.0 gr. H110
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400 gr. 45-70's for testing ... 36 gr. 4198
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400 gr. .45 -- 15 BHN
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275 gr. .44 -- 11 BHN
by JimT
Tue Aug 16, 2022 9:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Project
Replies: 8
Views: 203

Re: New Project

Bill in Oregon wrote:
Tue Aug 16, 2022 8:21 am
Jim, those surely do look purposeful. What alloy does Bear Creek Supply use?
I really don't know Bill. I will check the BHN and let you know what it is next time I go to the shop.
by JimT
Tue Aug 16, 2022 7:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Project
Replies: 8
Views: 203

New Project

IMG_3603.JPG TOP = .44 Magnum loaded with 275 gr. Bear Creek Supply bullet. BOTTOM = .45-70 loaded with 400 gr. Bear Creek Supply bullet. I am working up loads for each. The BCS bullets are good but I am not sure you can push them real hard and get the accuracy I like. I am starting low .. 1200 fps...
by JimT
Mon Aug 15, 2022 8:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spring compression
Replies: 14
Views: 337

Re: Spring compression

My biggest issue has been with magazine followers that tilt. They really have to keep the nose of the cartridge up for most guns. I use magazines that have a follower somewhat like the Star magazine on the left. So far those with plastic followers have been working ok for years. I like the solid fo...
by JimT
Thu Aug 11, 2022 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is your most useful levergun?
Replies: 45
Views: 766

Rossi Model 92 .357

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Close Runnerup
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by JimT
Wed Aug 10, 2022 10:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shotshell Prices...
Replies: 17
Views: 403

Re: Shotshell Prices...

There are still some gear heads building flathead engines. I hate to even consider the cost these days. When I was a teenager I was able to get the stroked crank, cylinders bored, racing cam and lifters, shaved heads, headers, dual point ignition, two-carb intake, shaved flywheel .. only took me abo...
by JimT
Wed Aug 10, 2022 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I took a bath today....
Replies: 10
Views: 259

Re: I took a bath today....

In Mozambique when we had no running water we used the "THREE BOTTLE SHOWER" method. We had a lot of 1.5 liter empty commercial water bottles and we would take those to shower with. The first bottle was for rinse and scrub. The second bottle was rinse and scrub any places you missed. Last bottle was...
by JimT
Wed Aug 10, 2022 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 45 long colt loads for Uberti 1873 repro
Replies: 18
Views: 6723

Re: 45 long colt loads for Uberti 1873 repro

I've been sort of duplicating that load with the Hornady 255 gr Cowboy bullet. It is dry wax lubricated it shoots very well over 8-8.5gr of Unique. Nothing fancy, but that bullet is dead soft and it shoots well in anything I have tried it in. However, I don't consider this a "cowboy" load in the mo...
by JimT
Wed Aug 10, 2022 3:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 45 long colt loads for Uberti 1873 repro
Replies: 18
Views: 6723

Re: 45 long colt loads for Uberti 1873 repro

The more I play with the .45 Colt cartridge (and it has been a lot here lately) the better I think this advice is: "My favorite factory .45 Colt load is the Winchester 255gr lead cartridge. It is a standard pressure load, not a light cowboy style load, and works great in everything I've shot it fro...
by JimT
Tue Aug 09, 2022 11:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shotshell Prices...
Replies: 17
Views: 403

Re: Shotshell Prices...

Good point. I'm just not ready to consign myself to the fact that the ammunition prices we enjoyed a decade ago are never coming back. :( Yep. Like the 19 cent a gallon gasoline of my teenage years .... :( I must be a bit younger than you Jim. I only remember $.25/gallon, but it was before I starte...
by JimT
Tue Aug 09, 2022 8:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shotshell Prices...
Replies: 17
Views: 403

Re: Shotshell Prices...

Ysabel Kid wrote:
Mon Aug 08, 2022 8:01 pm
Good point. I'm just not ready to consign myself to the fact that the ammunition prices we enjoyed a decade ago are never coming back. :(
Yep. Like the 19 cent a gallon gasoline of my teenage years .... :(
by JimT
Mon Aug 08, 2022 9:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Off topic: My little car in the big show.
Replies: 12
Views: 356

Re: Off topic: My little car in the big show.

I have heard .. from good authority ... that if you and your favorite lady are in the car, and you get in the mood .. you have to get OUT of the mood before you can get out of the car!

EDIT PS: All kidding aside, congratulations!
by JimT
Sun Aug 07, 2022 8:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another new knife.
Replies: 23
Views: 608

Re: Another new knife.

This is my favorite belt knife .. worn out of sight. IMG_3593.JPG IMG_3594.JPG I bought because of the recommendation that was written about it. The writer stated that it had a full tang, a thick blade that would not break, a handle that does not hold fingerprints, and it was cheap enough you could ...
by JimT
Sat Aug 06, 2022 12:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 115crows...
Replies: 17
Views: 407

Re: 115crows...

WOW! "4 and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie..." popped into my mind. :lol:
by JimT
Fri Aug 05, 2022 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Short range report with the .357s
Replies: 22
Views: 639

Re: Short range report with the .357s

Any time at the Range is better than being in a cubicle in the Office.
I am betting you really shoot those well.
by JimT
Fri Aug 05, 2022 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Down in Uvalde
Replies: 76
Views: 3560

Thanks for posting that! (nt)

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by JimT
Fri Aug 05, 2022 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One way to pay for a 3-D Printer...
Replies: 9
Views: 262

Re: One way to pay for a 3-D Printer...

jeepnik wrote:
Fri Aug 05, 2022 9:29 am
I wonder if they take zip guns?
Most do. And guns that are partially assembled ....
by JimT
Thu Aug 04, 2022 10:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Small Pistol Primers
Replies: 12
Views: 308

Re: Small Pistol Primers

If you have not seen it, SUPER VEL tested Small Pistol, Small Pistol Magnum and Small Rifle primers in the 9mm. In this video they do pressure testing and velocity. As to using small rifle primer in the .357 and .38 Special ... I have found that most double action revolvers will not reliably fire Sm...
by JimT
Thu Aug 04, 2022 7:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which of your guns would you take to Africa?
Replies: 38
Views: 763

Re: Which of your guns would you take to Africa?

Then there was Peter Held who hunted Africa with his 30-30 Marlin.

https://leverguns.com/articles/peter_held.htm
by JimT
Tue Aug 02, 2022 8:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Handloading
Replies: 2
Views: 148

Re: Handloading

I do enjoy it. I really enjoy it when the temperature is less than 90 F. ......... :roll:
by JimT
Tue Aug 02, 2022 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CHICKENS!
Replies: 7
Views: 289

Re: CHICKENS!

my chickens roosted in trees, AND SO DID THE DUCKS ! All happy as clams. Around a dozen birds, or 10 perhaps. All busy around boat construction and truck reconstruction in their own little cosmos, with sweet dreams. ever seen ducks in trees ? No I haven't but we had goats years ago that would climb...
by JimT
Tue Aug 02, 2022 8:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Handloading
Replies: 2
Views: 148

Handloading

After the heat went off this evening I went to the shop and loaded some .45 Colts. I had an old can of 700X with a small amount of powder left in it and wanted to use it up. I choose the SSK 270 gr. Flat Point and 6.2 gr. of 700X for around 850 fps. Finished out the can of 700X and all is well. Alwa...
by JimT
Tue Aug 02, 2022 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CHICKENS!
Replies: 7
Views: 289

Re: CHICKENS!

piller wrote:
Tue Aug 02, 2022 6:48 pm
Let 'em. Free range birds taste best.
They are free range. I just keep them inside an electric fence overnight. We have predators and anymore I would rather sleep than be up at 2AM with a shotgun and flashlight. :lol:
by JimT
Tue Aug 02, 2022 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CHICKENS!
Replies: 7
Views: 289

CHICKENS!

Going out to the shop the other morning I found this as I passed the chicken pen. 20220726_101857.jpg 20220726_101909.jpg These chickens fly and love to roost in the trees. I finally figured out that they are Identifying as Eagles. (trans-species) I mean, if a man can pretend to be a woman or a woma...
by JimT
Tue Aug 02, 2022 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Handloads by the Bushel -- the Nonte shuffle
Replies: 14
Views: 382

Re: Handloads by the Bushel -- the Nonte shuffle

I like "Grandpa Shuffle" ... although I have a great respect for George Nonte. I was privileged to meet him once, man many years ago.
by JimT
Tue Aug 02, 2022 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: De-escalation skills...
Replies: 12
Views: 284

Re: De-escalation skills...

A close friend of mine is a retired Cop. He has been helping Churches establish Security Teams for a number of years. One of his main classes is to teach Security Teams "Verbal Skills" ... how to talk so as to de-escalate a situation. He is of the opinion that this is lacking in the overall CCW comm...
by JimT
Mon Aug 01, 2022 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mixed primers....
Replies: 4
Views: 211

Re: Mixed primers....

Looks just like some of my reloads.
by JimT
Mon Aug 01, 2022 8:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Handloads by the Bushel -- the Nonte shuffle
Replies: 14
Views: 382

Re: Handloads by the Bushel -- the Nonte shuffle

I do it once in a great while. I do not normally reload in any kind of hurry. I have plenty of time. My Dad used that method. He taught me to reload in the 1950's and he was using it back then on a big old Pacific single stage press. He started reloading in the 1930's.
by JimT
Sat Jul 30, 2022 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Was attacked by a wild dog today
Replies: 12
Views: 483

Re: Was attacked by a wild dog today

Did you injure yourself trying to get away? :lol:
by JimT
Fri Jul 29, 2022 11:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which of your guns would you take to Africa?
Replies: 38
Views: 763

Re: Which of your guns would you take to Africa?

I'd take a Brno in 375 H&H for big stuff and a Ruger Hawkeye in 270 for everything else. @ Jim T: you mentioned taking a Freedom Arms revolver. How easy was it to take a handgun to Africa? Back then it was fairly easy. Only restriction was it had to be a gun designed for hunting. Freedom Arms was h...
by JimT
Fri Jul 29, 2022 11:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which of your guns would you take to Africa?
Replies: 38
Views: 763

Re: Which of your guns would you take to Africa?

piller wrote:
Fri Jul 29, 2022 9:23 pm
Nice pajama donkey. Did you have him made into a rug?
Yes I did. He is in my room, keeping me company.
by JimT
Fri Jul 29, 2022 11:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DOGS - The Unfriendly Kind
Replies: 17
Views: 973

Re: DOGS - The Unfriendly Kind

A guy from the electric company came by to change the meter. Our dogs met him at the gate and he waited until I got them before opening the gate. He said he once stopped at a house and there were a couple dogs barking at him. He asked the lady, "Do they bite?" and she said, "They have teeth don't th...
by JimT
Fri Jul 29, 2022 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: in Texas
Replies: 22
Views: 579

Re: in Texas

piller wrote:
Fri Jul 29, 2022 7:24 pm
Jim, funny as it seems, I have heard that the Gulf Coast is getting rain. It sure isn't making its way up to us.
No sir. I seen frogs carrying canteens! THAT worries me.
by JimT
Fri Jul 29, 2022 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which of your guns would you take to Africa?
Replies: 38
Views: 763

Re: Which of your guns would you take to Africa?

I took my Winchester Model 71 .348 loaded with Barnes 250 gr. jacketed bullets. I also carried my Freedom Arms 454. I ended up using only the Model 71.

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by JimT
Fri Jul 29, 2022 2:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: in Texas
Replies: 22
Views: 579

Re: in Texas

piller wrote:
Fri Jul 29, 2022 2:00 pm
Dallas area, and about 50 miles around is having lots of days over 100°F and lots of nights that don't get below 80°.
That's us down here on the San Gabriel River. And we are a lot further than 50 miles from Dallas. :D
by JimT
Fri Jul 29, 2022 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Sun is really little, and close....
Replies: 5
Views: 250

Re: The Sun is really little, and close....

jeepnik wrote:
Fri Jul 29, 2022 12:51 pm
That was oart of his astronaut shtick. I remember watching it on Ed Sullivan.
Yep. He had one about shooting cigarettes out of the mouth of a relative. He called him "No Nose." :lol:
by JimT
Fri Jul 29, 2022 8:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Sun is really little, and close....
Replies: 5
Views: 250

Re: The Sun is really little, and close....

Years ago there was a comedian by the name of Jose Jimenez. One of the routines was about launching an expedition to the sun. When asked what they were gonna do about the sun's heat, he said they were going to go at night.
by JimT
Thu Jul 28, 2022 5:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: in Texas
Replies: 22
Views: 579

Re: in Texas

For those not familiar with Western WA, that's about 20 over normal. :evil: Blaine .. I grew up in Adams County ... town of Lind, WA. I remember a summer in the 100's. Around 1956 - 57. We had problems with the wheat trucks overheating during harvest. I also remember a winter .. somewhere around 19...
by JimT
Thu Jul 28, 2022 8:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is he up to?
Replies: 14
Views: 785

Re: What is he up to?

It's a big club and you and I ain't in it!
-George Carlin-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5dBZDSSky0

NOTE: If you are not familiar with George Carlin's stuff ... LANGUAGE WARNING!!
by JimT
Wed Jul 27, 2022 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rose Schindler - "Two Who Survived"
Replies: 5
Views: 310

Re: Rose Schindler - "Two Who Survived"

A horrible time on the earth ...
The evil people who did this thought they were doing what was best for the world.
Just like some people today.
by JimT
Wed Jul 27, 2022 9:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Paco is doing really well!
Replies: 8
Views: 301

Paco is doing really well!

You remember he had stents put in last year ... and he has had some health issues off and on since then. He got a nice report from the Doctor this week and is doing well. His daughter sent me a photo this morning. He will be 84 in a couple months. index1.jpg He told me he is still shooting but it's ...
by JimT
Wed Jul 27, 2022 8:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is anyone still shooting a Red Ryder?
Replies: 37
Views: 780

Re: Is anyone still shooting a Red Ryder?

I do.
Been teaching my young grandsons firearms safety .. fundamentals of shooting ... etc. with it. They are not big enough to cock it yet but they are learning to shoot!
Works great for shooing the chickens off the porch. Gotta hit em in the wing if you don't want to seriously damage them.
by JimT
Tue Jul 26, 2022 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For you cap and ball shooters
Replies: 15
Views: 755

Re: For you cap and ball shooters

2ndovc wrote:
Tue Jul 26, 2022 4:26 pm
Midway has CCI #11's in stock as of 5pm / 7/26/22,

I didn't see the OP before Natchezz ran out.

jb 8)
They go fast!
by JimT
Tue Jul 26, 2022 11:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Something has been stealing eggs and eating them ..
Replies: 4
Views: 263

Something has been stealing eggs and eating them ..

leaving the shell pieces in a pile. Last night we set the trap with a single egg in it. This morning there was a young possum in the trap. He had his last meal. The Ruger Bearcat Shopkeeper is no longer virgin. Walking past the chicken pen I saw this .. 20220726_101909.jpg I figure if a man can pret...
by JimT
Tue Jul 26, 2022 8:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PEEP SIGHTS
Replies: 31
Views: 652

Re: PEEP SIGHTS

Yep .... I have 'em on my leverguns. For the Rossi's you can beat Steve's Gunz bolt mounted sight that replaces the crappy safety.
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by JimT
Mon Jul 25, 2022 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Backpacking - backpack guns, that is....
Replies: 9
Views: 894

Re: Backpacking - backpack guns, that is....

Sometimes I carry almost that much stuff just going from the house to the shop!
by JimT
Sun Jul 24, 2022 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For you cap and ball shooters
Replies: 15
Views: 755

Re: For you cap and ball shooters

I was in the "buy them whenever you find them on sale" mode for years just to stock up. Like most I'm now in the "buy them when you find them - period" mode, and haven't seen any in any local stores for 2 years now. :cry: :cry: :evil: I picked some up at Academy a few months ago. Haven't seen them ...