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by JimT
Fri Jul 12, 2024 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 45 ACP vs 45 Colt vs 410 slug...
Replies: 8
Views: 118

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: 4
Views: 41

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: 118

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: 9
Views: 200

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: 187

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: 13
Views: 225

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: 13
Views: 225

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: 13
Views: 225

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: 368

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: 368

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: 368

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: 368

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: 368

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: 368

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: 37
Views: 4732

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: 164

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: 37
Views: 4732

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: 498

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: 366

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: 366

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: 498

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.
by JimT
Fri Jul 05, 2024 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Firing The Thunder Mug on the 4th of July
Replies: 12
Views: 366

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

Bill in Oregon wrote: Fri Jul 05, 2024 6:07 pm Jim: You found the slug???!!!
Love your T-mug. v 8)
Yes. I was able to spot where it landed in the pasture and found it fairly easily. I kept it for years until one day I tossed it in the lead pot and made bullets with it. :D
by JimT
Fri Jul 05, 2024 2:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Firing The Thunder Mug on the 4th of July
Replies: 12
Views: 366

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

The bore on this one is about an inch and a quarter. I once case a lead slug that weighed about a pound and a half. I filled the Thunder Mug about 3/4 full of 3Fg and hammered the slug home. Upon firing it went up out of sight .. a minute later I caught sight of it coming down in my neighbor's pastu...
by JimT
Fri Jul 05, 2024 2:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Firing The Thunder Mug on the 4th of July
Replies: 12
Views: 366

Firing The Thunder Mug on the 4th of July

I loaded the Thunder Mug with about 500 gr. of FFFg Black Powder and 100 gr or so of some old Pyrodex R. I wadded the charge with some coarse steel wool, packing it in tight and hammering it into place. These are captures from the video of it going off. a.jpg b.jpg c.jpg d.jpg The Thunder Mug is mad...
by JimT
Thu Jul 04, 2024 2:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA!
Replies: 5
Views: 275

Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA!

It is not in the nature of politics that the best men should be elected. The best men do not want to govern their fellowmen.
-George MacDonald-
by JimT
Thu Jul 04, 2024 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Am I weird?
Replies: 26
Views: 1213

Re: Am I weird?

I think you will find most of us older guys have figured out what works for us and ain't all that interested in experimenting in depth anymore like we did when we were younger. Probably part of the aging process ... getting older and wiser. Or just settled into the comfort of doing what we know work...
by JimT
Thu Jul 04, 2024 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA!
Replies: 5
Views: 275

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA!

You've gotten older and more crabby and crotchety ... you don't get around as well as you used to ... and you've forgotten your youth and the goals you had when you were young. You don't have to remain that way but at your age nations rarely have the courage and stick-to-it-ness that is needed to re...
by JimT
Wed Jul 03, 2024 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Levergunners In Burnet, Texas!
Replies: 5
Views: 447

Re: Levergunners In Burnet, Texas!

History like that is not a bore Bill!
That's gold-plated treasure.
by JimT
Wed Jul 03, 2024 5:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Levergunners In Burnet, Texas!
Replies: 5
Views: 447

Re: Levergunners In Burnet, Texas!

I should have called you Scott. It all came together kinda late. I knew Grizz was coming in sometime yesterday and when we finalized our meeting plans I called Steve. We need to set another date and doing it again.
by JimT
Wed Jul 03, 2024 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Levergunners In Burnet, Texas!
Replies: 5
Views: 447

Levergunners In Burnet, Texas!

I spent a good part of the day in Burnet meeting with Grizz and Nate Kiowa Jones! We had a great time visiting, catching up on what was going on in our lives, looking at gun stuff, feeding our faces and generally staying out of the waitresses way. The TrailBlazer Grille is one fine place to meet. Th...
by JimT
Tue Jul 02, 2024 10:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My bench is messier than your bench ...
Replies: 35
Views: 2146

Re: My bench is messier than your bench ...

Yes. One is 38 Special and one is 12 ga. Both bought about 1969/1970.
by JimT
Tue Jul 02, 2024 9:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My bench is messier than your bench ...
Replies: 35
Views: 2146

Re: My bench is messier than your bench ...

Nice space Jim! Elbow room and everything. Reminds me that I haven't used my old Lyman powder measure in many years. Just got used to fiddling with the Lee scoop set. I use both plus home-made dippers. If you look on the top shelf the Lee scoops are there .. a set I bought back in the 1970's. They ...
by JimT
Tue Jul 02, 2024 8:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My bench is messier than your bench ...
Replies: 35
Views: 2146

Re: My bench is messier than your bench ...

"busy" really does not equate to "messy" ....
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by JimT
Mon Jul 01, 2024 7:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If your a Brian Pearce fan
Replies: 9
Views: 871

Re: If your a Brian Pearce fan

Left to Right - Front Row Brian Pearce - Phil Johnson's son (forgot his name) - Bud McDonald - Me - Dave Andrews (head ballistician at Speer/CCI) - Jerry Danuser - and his son Left to Right- Rear Row Robert Smythe - Phil Johnson - Allen Taylor (my Dad) - Mike Venturino - John Taffin - Deacon Deason ...
by JimT
Mon Jul 01, 2024 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shootists Holiday 2024 Memorial (Fixed the Link)
Replies: 3
Views: 388

Re: Shootists Holiday 2024 Memorial

GunnyMack wrote: Mon Jul 01, 2024 4:01 pm Uh Jim, the link is for a Holistic diet discussion?
AHAHAHA! I am not sure how I did that! But it is correct now. SORRY!!
by JimT
Mon Jul 01, 2024 4:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If your a Brian Pearce fan
Replies: 9
Views: 871

Re: If your a Brian Pearce fan

Walt wrote: Mon Jul 01, 2024 4:46 pm What a great picture, Jim! I don't think I had seen that group all together before.

Thanks!
Thank You! That was the first Shootists Holiday. Freedom, Wyoming. 1986
by JimT
Mon Jul 01, 2024 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shootists Holiday 2024 Memorial (Fixed the Link)
Replies: 3
Views: 388

Shootists Holiday 2024 Memorial (Fixed the Link)

Remembering and honoring those Shootists who left us this last year.

https://rumble.com/v53pst1-shootists-ho ... -2024.html
by JimT
Mon Jul 01, 2024 7:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If your a Brian Pearce fan
Replies: 9
Views: 871

Re: If your a Brian Pearce fan

Bill in Oregon wrote: Mon Jul 01, 2024 7:42 am I thought he was a young man! :lol:
We all were. :D
Brian is the first on the left of the front row .... I am in the middle of the front row, in front of Mike Venturino. 1986.
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by JimT
Sat Jun 29, 2024 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What actually is "Taylor Throating": a clarification
Replies: 6
Views: 598

Re: What actually is "Taylor Throating": a clarification

Milt is a personal friend and also a great gunsmith. He has done guns for me and the work has always been excellent. I have known him for ... close to 30 years. He was the one who converted my .41 Magnum from the Super Blackhawk grip and hammer to the Bisley. The internal work on the hammer strut wi...
by JimT
Sat Jun 29, 2024 7:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What actually is "Taylor Throating": a clarification
Replies: 6
Views: 598

Re: What actually is "Taylor Throating": a clarification

Thanks Bill! Yes, I remember publishing that. I still have - and shoot - the Ruger .45 Colt Blackhawk that we initially did it to. Hamilton Bowen has done Taylor Throated guns in the past. He may still but I am not sure .I don't know of any gunsmiths doing it now other than Gary Reeder. He worked wi...
by JimT
Fri Jun 28, 2024 9:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Largest Robbery in U.S. History…
Replies: 4
Views: 515

Re: Largest Robbery in U.S. History…

The longer I am back in the U.S. the more it feels like I am in Africa!
by JimT
Fri Jun 28, 2024 9:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite .44 special load
Replies: 25
Views: 1895

Re: Favorite .44 special load

They are nice!
Enjoy it my friend!
by JimT
Fri Jun 28, 2024 8:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite .44 special load
Replies: 25
Views: 1895

Re: Favorite .44 special load

Shootists Bisley .44 Special 25th Anniversary Pistol
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by JimT
Thu Jun 27, 2024 8:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite .44 special load
Replies: 25
Views: 1895

Re: Favorite .44 special load

The powders intended for 12 ga. shotgun shell reloading will generally work in .357/.44 and .45 calibers. Winchester, Hodgdon's,
Vihtavuori, IMR, etc. have powders that will work very well.

Example
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by JimT
Mon Jun 24, 2024 2:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mark Hampton has passed.
Replies: 8
Views: 681

Re: Mark Hampton has passed.

He was a good guy ... really dedicated to hunting ... was a Life Member of Safari Club International, where he served with distinction as Record Book Committee Co-Chairman, Asia Subchair, and Record Book Handgun Consultant. His contributions to the organization and the hunting community were invalua...
by JimT
Sun Jun 23, 2024 8:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quote For Sunday
Replies: 2
Views: 163

Quote For Sunday

When a man is getting better he understands more and more the evil that is still left in him. When a man is getting worse he understands his own badness less and less.
-C.S. Lewis-
by JimT
Sat Jun 22, 2024 1:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cabela's/BassPro rant....
Replies: 21
Views: 760

Re: Cabela's/BassPro rant....

Could be the fact that they were the middle man? Maybe it's a different policy store to store? It's possible. But it demonstrates that often our issues with some business or group or collection of people probably should not be painted all the same color. The store I got it from is owned by Cabela's...
by JimT
Sat Jun 22, 2024 12:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cabela's/BassPro rant....
Replies: 21
Views: 760

Re: Cabela's/BassPro rant....

My experience was a couple months ago. I bought the pistol online from a store in Missouri. Paid for it with credit card. They shipped it free of charge to a store near me. I went to pick it up, expecting to pay shipping and paperwork fees. They charged nothing for the shipping or the paperwork. Han...
by JimT
Sat Jun 22, 2024 9:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cabela's/BassPro rant....
Replies: 21
Views: 760

Re: Cabela's/BassPro rant....

.... And when you buy a gun, they treat you like a criminal - escorting you to the door and not letting you touch the item until you're outside. No returns for defective firearms, either - send it to the manufacturer yourself. Can't try a trigger, either. Everything locked all the time. More reason...