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by BenT
Fri Jun 04, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's currently your best hunting rifle for your area?
Replies: 52
Views: 1526

Re: What's currently your best hunting rifle for your area?

In Wisconsin woods shots are never very far on deer. So any Levergun cartridge works fine. My favorite is the Win 94 in 356. Anchors them better than the 30-30.
by BenT
Sun May 16, 2021 7:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone smoke a pipe here?
Replies: 31
Views: 3599

Re: Anyone smoke a pipe here?

I love the smell of a pipe. The farmer I used to work for in my teens smoked one. I have one in the garage and cherry tobacco. I will light it up a couple times a year with a beer when relaxing in the garage.
by BenT
Wed Apr 28, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Knock me over with a feather -- good guys win!
Replies: 11
Views: 617

Re: Knock me over with a feather -- good guys win!

Great going! I am sure will take pride in being stewards of this land. This has always been my opinion with hunting land. I have mentioned it to the DNR, that they should start an adopt a farmer program. Where you help a farmer out with maintaining their land in exchange for hunting access. Hunting ...
by BenT
Mon Apr 26, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What a friend!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 745

Re: What a friend!!!

I have one just like that. I bought it to get it bored to a 358 Win. But my brother needed a gun for deer hunting and I threw a scope on it, sighted it in. It shoots so good that I couldn't bring myself to have it converted.
by BenT
Thu Apr 22, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94ae 356
Replies: 11
Views: 657

Re: Winchester 94ae 356

Like Elmo said the 307 and 356 AE had the fold down rear sight. Try MIdwest Gun works.
by BenT
Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning 1895 in .30-40 Krag
Replies: 21
Views: 773

Re: Browning 1895 in .30-40 Krag

Super Nice, Sixgun. I always felt the 1895 carried great when hunting.
by BenT
Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning 1895 in .30-40 Krag
Replies: 21
Views: 773

Re: Browning 1895 in .30-40 Krag

The 1895 Win is the third 30-40 Krag on my rack. I have a 1898 Krag Carbine and a 1899 Remington Lee, which the caliber stamp is 30 USA on the barrel. So I am going to work up a cast bullet load and see which one shoots the best. I have never shot a deer with a bolt gun, they have all been with leve...
by BenT
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning 1895 in .30-40 Krag
Replies: 21
Views: 773

Re: Browning 1895 in .30-40 Krag

I picked up a flat side last year in 30-40. The stock was cut down for a youth and it was drilled and tapped for a receiver sight. Which brought the price down to my range. It likes the Hornady 180 grain bullets. I got a new stock fitted this winter and decided to get it reblued. Hopefully it will b...
by BenT
Wed Mar 17, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OUR GUN CLUB HAS RUN OUT OF.....
Replies: 32
Views: 2791

Re: OUR GUN CLUB HAS RUN OUT OF.....

I actually bought some Remington 9mm ammo 2 weeks ago. Vista outdoors bought the Remington Arkansas ammo plant with all naming rights for $80 million. They are back up to 800 employees. Not sure if they will be sending reloading components our way but I know Federal Ammunition stated that they had e...
by BenT
Tue Mar 16, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OUR GUN CLUB HAS RUN OUT OF.....
Replies: 32
Views: 2791

Re: OUR GUN CLUB HAS RUN OUT OF.....

Hornady has been putting out components. I have run across 6mm,6.5mm, 270 , 30 and 35 cal bullets at multiple places when the shelves have been empty for months. I bought 129 gr interlock 6.5mm for $30 a box locally while I see online they wanted $40 a box. Last week I seen a shelf full of 556 Winch...
by BenT
Thu Mar 11, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .327 Federal?
Replies: 11
Views: 557

Re: .327 Federal?

The 327 full power loads are loud and obnoxious. It has accuracy. I load mine down to about 1000 fps with 115 gr lead bullets and they hammer raccoons. That way it is as pleasant as 32 H&R loads to shoot. I have never shot full power loads out of the single 7. only in the Blackhawk and they were ver...
by BenT
Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sad news. Rush Limbaugh has passed away.
Replies: 21
Views: 606

Re: Sad news. Rush Limbaugh has passed away.

I first listened to him in 89 when driving around St. Paul taking service calls. I learned a lot about politics with him. I enjoyed the days when he would bring up the HR bills and what the content of those bills were. He was a Pioneer in the new age of talk radio formats. Big shoes to fill.
by BenT
Tue Feb 16, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Ivermectin Musings....
Replies: 28
Views: 2669

Re: Ivermectin Musings....

The Aussie's determined it killed Covid 19 last April and sounds like it has been used as a preventative measure for health care workers in parts of the world with good results. It is not a vaccine and you would have to take it all the time to keep Covid 19 at bay. The biggest problem with it is tha...
by BenT
Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My dad passed away
Replies: 39
Views: 1643

Re: My dad passed away

Sorry to here about your Father.
by BenT
Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It's been 40 years...
Replies: 12
Views: 590

Re: It's been 40 years...

Forty one years ago my Father went in for a Hernia operation. Put him under and his heart stopped. He came out of the hospital with a triple bypass. He was 49. He was an outdoorsman and would of surely died of a heart attack working on the farm or out in the woods hunting. So I was lucky to have him...
by BenT
Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blackhawk vs KFrame
Replies: 42
Views: 2632

Re: Blackhawk vs KFrame

I have a 8 shot Blackhawk in 327 Federal. I mostly shoot 32 H&R with 100 grainers and my 327 loads are 115 grain cast at about 1000 fps. When I first go this 10 years ago. Hamilton Bowen would make a 32-20 cylinder to fit it for about $400. I never did get around to sending it in because the heavy b...
by BenT
Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage model 1899/99 takedown button/latch ?
Replies: 5
Views: 443

Re: Savage model 1899/99 takedown button/latch ?

Here is a picture of what I did with mine. I don't know how to post a picture with Google drive. It started out with square stock 1/2 x 1/2 inch. Cut to size and drill holes while square. Then grind, file, and sand for final fit. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ym3E3qZiKC-ZVoLsOwL3G0fGRHiAhO1d/view...
by BenT
Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage model 1899/99 takedown button/latch ?
Replies: 5
Views: 443

Re: Savage model 1899/99 takedown button/latch ?

Boyds Gun stocks has a set of replacement stocks on sale right now for about $70. You can try Jack Firsts Guns or Numrich, otherwise watch Ebay and Gunbroker for parts. I recently did a project 99 and had the same issue with a broken latch. I ended up filing a piece of metal to fit the forend and us...
by BenT
Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reciever sight for a Browning 1895 .30-06
Replies: 14
Views: 857

Re: Reciever sight for a Browning 1895 .30-06

I have a 1895 in 35 Win that was already tapped for the climbing Lyman sight. So I bought the reproduction one. The thing is that even in 35 Win you don't need all that elevation, never raise it. The 30-06 shoots even flatter so I wouldn't do it. I had my Browning 1895 in 30-06 tapped for a Williams...
by BenT
Sat Dec 26, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ammo Shortage
Replies: 27
Views: 1692

Re: Ammo Shortage

Even before Sandy Hook, when I went to Walmart once a month I would buy a 500 bulk pack of 22lr. Just part of the shopping list. I kept 2k of each primer on hand. After Sandy Hook I went up to 4K of each and a more 22LR. With an Election Year I always stock up early. But the COVID drove it earlier t...
by BenT
Thu Dec 24, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Good, The Bad and... -- The Mandalorian ? ? ?
Replies: 27
Views: 1920

Re: The Good, The Bad and... -- The Mandalorian ? ? ?

Yep, very enjoyable, just like a Western.
by BenT
Thu Dec 24, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: See through mount for model 94
Replies: 3
Views: 385

Re: See through mount for model 94

If your eyes are getting older like mine then get rid of the see through mounts and just use the scope. See through mounts are a compromise anyways. The only way a can use irons sights is with a peep sight. I like a 2x7 power scope. Leave it on 2x and shoot with both eyes open. If you want to shim a...
by BenT
Sun Dec 20, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: why did we all choose lever actions?
Replies: 41
Views: 2332

Re: why did we all choose lever actions?

Great thread. I grew up on a small farm in the Driftless area of Wisconsin. My family wasn't into guns, they were just tools. My Grandfather had a Springfield single shot 22 and a Steven single shot 12 gauge. My father had a 742 in 30-06 and a H&R 22 handgun for coon hunting. In fact I don't remembe...
by BenT
Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Henry 327 Fed Levergun....accurate...?
Replies: 15
Views: 1183

Re: Henry 327 Fed Levergun....accurate...?

I took out the Henry this weekend and shot 32 H&R handloads. 100 grain Rainier plated bullets and 5.0 grains of AA5. Mine has the 16 inch barrel and I shot 8 shots and I got a 1 inch group at 50 yards. Seven of them were in 3/4 inch. I then shot all 4 handguns at 25 yards and they averaged about 2.5...
by BenT
Tue Dec 08, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Saturday success !
Replies: 19
Views: 1327

Re: Saturday success !

Nice deer!
by BenT
Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First blood with 300 savage
Replies: 20
Views: 1680

Re: First blood with 300 savage

Nice! I shot a 7 point this year with the 250 Savage at 80 yards and it dropped on the spot. I used the Speer 100 grain with Varget at a little more than 2800 FPS. First deer kill with the 250 Savage. You are correct that Speer bullets are very hard to find this year. The basic Speer Hot core bullet...
by BenT
Sat Dec 05, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage 99 scope mount location
Replies: 23
Views: 1939

Re: Savage 99 scope mount location

Since you went through all the hassle of digging that out you might as well box it up and send it to me and I will send you some dead presidents. This will free up more space for you. :D How many do you want to send me? I bought it new and shot 20 rounds out of it with cast bullets and gently put i...
by BenT
Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage 99 scope mount location
Replies: 23
Views: 1939

Re: Savage 99 scope mount location

I dug this out...a like new factory d & t in .358 with a one piece mount.---6 https://i.postimg.cc/VvbvB7M5/IMG-8377.jpg Since you went through all the hassle of digging that out you might as well box it up and send it to me and I will send you some dead presidents. This will free up more space for...
by BenT
Fri Dec 04, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage 99 scope mount location
Replies: 23
Views: 1939

Re: Savage 99 scope mount location

Those weaver bases looks correct. The one piece base like in Sixguns picture do not work with the new shorter tube scopes. You can't slide the scope far enough back to get good eye relief. Shoot it the way that it is.
by BenT
Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fire Starter
Replies: 6
Views: 768

Re: Fire Starter

My fire starter is pine cones. I have 6 gunny sacks full in the barn to get me through the winter. I keep an old coal bucket full of them by the wood stove.
by BenT
Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage 99 scope mount location
Replies: 23
Views: 1939

Re: Savage 99 scope mount location

I had a 99 savage in 300 where the back scope base was not tapped correctly and was a little crooked. The problem this caused was the scope would loosen up after about 30 rounds. I solved the problem with a Leupold one piece scope mount . It uses the front two base mount screws and only the front sc...
by BenT
Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 32 Win Spcl to 30-30 Conversion?
Replies: 44
Views: 3498

Re: 32 Win Spcl to 30-30 Conversion?

Sourcing a barrel is the biggest cost. Watch Ebay and check Numrich for used barrels. Once you have a barrel figure about $100 to swap them out. But like others say you can buy a used 30-30 for the cost of this conversions and have 2 guns. I you want to shoot you 32 special reloading is the best opt...
by BenT
Sat Nov 28, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Was censored on FB yesterday
Replies: 20
Views: 1483

Re: Was censored on FB yesterday

Too bad Trump isn't going to continue being President because Face Book needs to loose it's protections from law suits. I have never used it, I am a anti social network person. Give me my guns, chainsaw and the good old outdoors and I am Happy. :D
by BenT
Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Henry 327 Fed Levergun....accurate...?
Replies: 15
Views: 1183

Re: Henry 327 Fed Levergun....accurate...?

I have the 16 inch barrel version and shoot 32 H&R medium loads that run about 1000fps out of my revolvers. I get just under 2 inches at 50 yards, But I have not really done any load development for this rifle. I have just been shooting loads that I already use. Part of the reason I bought it was to...
by BenT
Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tractor Rebuild Begins
Replies: 14
Views: 1031

Re: Tractor Rebuild Begins

Looks like fun. Reminds me that I need to tear into the PTO clutch on the 460 utility. It doesn't disengage.
by BenT
Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 6.5 PRC
Replies: 25
Views: 1675

Re: 6.5 PRC

I was planning on buying a 6.5 PRC this year to play with and decided on the RUGER american. But I couldn't find one and then COVID hit so I don't plan a them making anymore anytime soon. So it went on the back burner till next year. But keep us posted on how this Savage shoots because that was my s...
by BenT
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: need correct forearm length for numrich octagon barrel
Replies: 11
Views: 877

Re: need correct forearm length for numrich octagon barrel

8 1/2 pounds. It plants nice for off hand shooting.
by BenT
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: need correct forearm length for numrich octagon barrel
Replies: 11
Views: 877

Re: need correct forearm length for numrich octagon barrel

I used that barrel on a build over a decade ago. You will be very happy with the accuracy of it. I used a pre 64 forend on a post 64 receiver, no issues. I had the pre 64 forend cap with a screw from each side, the post 64 has 1 screw that goes all the way through. My forend measures 9 3/8 inches fr...
by BenT
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hunting at the remote mine this week
Replies: 25
Views: 1169

Re: hunting at the remote mine this week

NICE!! I like it when a hunt comes together like that. What bullet did you use in the 356? Where did you the butt stock cartridge holder ?
by BenT
Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: From a black Democrat no less...
Replies: 8
Views: 976

Re: From a black Democrat no less...

Excellent. If people would listen to MLK I have a dream speech. It has to do with the absence of color. But the last 10 years has been about our color is special.
by BenT
Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Forgotten Weapons on the Calico 9mm Carbine
Replies: 2
Views: 705

Re: Forgotten Weapons on the Calico 9mm Carbine

I just moved to Minnesota in the mid 80's and seen one of these in a gunshop when looking for a used shotgun. I wanted the 22LR version of this so bad just becasue it was mechanically different, they were expensive. But I didn't own a shotgun and being in MN it was all about duck and goose hunting. ...
by BenT
Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cowboy Coffee!
Replies: 12
Views: 875

Re: Cowboy Coffee!

I use a french press to make coffee because it is less acidic.
by BenT
Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Firewood and Firearms
Replies: 12
Views: 1316

Firewood and Firearms

Last Mohecken topic about cutting firewood brouht this to mind. I cut a lot of firewood as supplimental heat in the winter. I spend a lot of time in the woods Spring and Fall cutting wood. I found out years ago that if I don't have a firearm on me that is when a I see coyotes or skunks that need to ...
by BenT
Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bought another leveraction, yesterday, etc.
Replies: 6
Views: 980

Re: Bought another leveraction, yesterday, etc.

It happens. You can't go wrong with a 39.
by BenT
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New hobby
Replies: 12
Views: 1257

Re: New hobby

Nice job! I having been looking into an old sewing machine for leather also. it would come in handy.

Sixgun, what country do you live in where you have to have your vehicle's brakes inspected for a sticker? Or is it like the stickers I would give my kids for doing a good job! :D
by BenT
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just one of those things I thought about today
Replies: 12
Views: 1247

Re: Just one of those things I thought about today

Married 31 years in June. Have fun with the kids and ask them if they have change for a $2 bill. :D
by BenT
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This place has kept me sane
Replies: 13
Views: 1316

Re: This place has kept me sane

Pretty common procedure, my BIL got his done two weeks ago. It will be great to be able to see again. You got this.
by BenT
Thu May 28, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The .450 Adams
Replies: 20
Views: 1607

Re: The .450 Adams

One of my favorite games. Get an old gun to shoot again. Of course you took it to the next level with cartridge box. :D
by BenT
Fri May 08, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 6.5 Creedmoor in a Levergun
Replies: 22
Views: 1288

Re: 6.5 Creedmoor in a Levergun

It is nice to have options. I like the fact that Henry stepped up bringing alternate cartridges to leverguns after Marlin stopped doing it. I was thinking about buying a Long Ranger in 6.5 Creedmoore for my nephew. I would prefer one in 338 Federal for myself. It's not like I need another caliber in...
by BenT
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remington R51
Replies: 4
Views: 634

Re: Remington R51

I bought one in January and like shooting it. It has less muzzle rise then other 9's and easier to get back on target. I like it better than I thought I would.