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by horsesoldier03
Tue Dec 07, 2021 1:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Leather Rifle Saddle Scabbard
Replies: 10
Views: 168

Re: Leather Rifle Saddle Scabbard

Very nice work!
by horsesoldier03
Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Most accurate levergun at 200 yards...
Replies: 23
Views: 637

Re: Most accurate levergun at 200 yards...

Winchester 88
Savage 95
Browning BLR
Marlin 308 Express
by horsesoldier03
Tue Nov 23, 2021 1:35 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

So sorry for your loss. No doubt she is in a better place and looking forward to your reunion!
by horsesoldier03
Mon Nov 22, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need some load advice
Replies: 14
Views: 425

Re: Need some load advice

Hodgdon website shows 5.5 grains of Titegroup.
by horsesoldier03
Fri Nov 19, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 93
Views: 1904

Re: Rittenhouse Trial

Thought this might be appropriate seeing the police sat this one out.
by horsesoldier03
Fri Nov 19, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 93
Views: 1904

Re: Rittenhouse Trial

This verdict reinforces my belief that the US may be alright after all. Sure hope the next election keeps the conservative trend!
by horsesoldier03
Thu Nov 18, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A 94 AE, SRC, Trapper-length 30WCF
Replies: 8
Views: 449

Re: A 94 AE, SRC, Trapper-length 30WCF

VERY NICE!
by horsesoldier03
Mon Nov 08, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: S&W 4006 CHP issue/ Range Report
Replies: 7
Views: 391

Re: S&W 4006 CHP issue/ Range Report

Here is an article by Chuck Hawks that talks about the 4006 and the .40 S&W being released at the same time. When the gun first came out, it was pushing 180 gr at approx. 1200 FPS. Sounds like it will definitely handle +P ammo.

https://www.chuckhawks.com/s-w_4006.htm
by horsesoldier03
Mon Nov 08, 2021 1:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: S&W 4006 CHP issue/ Range Report
Replies: 7
Views: 391

Re: S&W 4006 CHP issue

2ndovc wrote:
Sun Nov 07, 2021 2:20 pm
That's interesting, didn't know that it was designed specifically for the .40 S&W, Makes sense though, seems to fit it perfectly.
A few months back is when I read the article. I will try to find it again and I will send it if I do. Pretty sure it was on the S&W forum.
by horsesoldier03
Sun Nov 07, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: S&W 4006 CHP issue/ Range Report
Replies: 7
Views: 391

Re: S&W 4006 CHP issue

.40 S&W is a great caliber and yes the 4006 was specifically designed for it. I don't think you could ever go wrong buying a S&W. Definitely a nice pair of pistols you got there!
by horsesoldier03
Fri Nov 05, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any plumbers on board?
Replies: 22
Views: 549

Re: Any plumbers on board?

So, I bought the water heater, installation kit, and pan for $560 or so and I'll be installing it myself tomorrow. I'll take the money I "saved" and put it towards a revolving pistol. I am currently painting the house. I suspect I will save us at least 5-7K doing it myself. I am hoping to convince ...
by horsesoldier03
Fri Nov 05, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any plumbers on board?
Replies: 22
Views: 549

Re: Any plumbers on board?

I was going to have a gas line added to run a gas stove. I called 2 or 3 plumbers to come do the job. I could not even get someone to come and do the work. After about a month, I went ahead and bought the materials and installed it myself. Made sure I soaped down the joints as well as installed a 1 ...
by horsesoldier03
Mon Nov 01, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New to Leverguns.com and I got some questions.
Replies: 10
Views: 470

Re: New to Leverguns.com and I got some questions.

Sounds like you are wanting a little distance on your shots IMO i would get a 30-30 in a 94 or the 06 in the 95.
by horsesoldier03
Sat Oct 30, 2021 3:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Something new from Springfield Armory
Replies: 37
Views: 1207

Re: Something new from Springfield Armory

I seen an ad from CDNN on FB that they had posted the SA-35 on GunBroker for a 3 day auction. With 1 day left it is running around $1200, more than double the MSRP.
by horsesoldier03
Thu Oct 28, 2021 8:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Something new from Springfield Armory
Replies: 37
Views: 1207

Re: Something new from Springfield Armory

A gun with that classic of a look definitely needs a Gold Dot Front Sight. And I am sure JMB wouldnt mind if they offered it in a .40 cal. But definitely a gun I want to see in my own collection.
by horsesoldier03
Tue Oct 26, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A call to civility
Replies: 53
Views: 1622

Re: A call to civility

While I understand it is with good intentions, I would like to state, CENSORSHIP is wrong. Whether is is on FB or a gun forum! I also appreciate everyone getting along, however, realistically that isnt always possible. Right now it seems the LEFT wants to silence anyone who has a different opinion. ...
by horsesoldier03
Sun Oct 24, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any of you guys have/ had one of the older S&W 4006,
Replies: 16
Views: 449

Re: Any of you guys have/ had one of the older S&W 4006,

If i was going .40 s&w my 1st choice would be the 4006 or 4013. Second would be the Ruger P94.
by horsesoldier03
Tue Oct 12, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's currently your best hunting rifle for your area?
Replies: 61
Views: 6330

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

I have a Mossberg Whitetail Lightning in .308 was given to me as a Christmas present years ago. They get a lot of bad press, but honestly this rifle has been awesome. I have no clue how many deer it has taken, but more importantly, it has never missed. I also have a BRNO Mauser in .270 that is growi...
by horsesoldier03
Mon Oct 11, 2021 11:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So far off topic...
Replies: 20
Views: 1507

Re: So far off topic...

I know in the military cemeteries, the spouse of the service member is buried either below or on top based on who passed first. I would ask the cemetery where your dad is at if this might be possible. You might have to go with a slightly smaller headstone.
by horsesoldier03
Mon Oct 04, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finally pulled the trigger!
Replies: 16
Views: 720

Re: Finally pulled the trigger!

This shot pretty good from the factory as well. However, the rear sight was kicked way to the right and it still wasnt feeling right to me. One of the things that Jeff does is sets the barrel to be true dead center. I picked the grips up off of a group I am on on FaceBook. SACK PETERSON is the maker.
by horsesoldier03
Mon Oct 04, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Range Report - Original .45-75 Winchester 1876 SRC
Replies: 16
Views: 685

Re: Range Report - Original .45-75 Winchester 1876 SRC

Very nice. Who would not love to have a gun with that much history!
by horsesoldier03
Mon Oct 04, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .327 Federal in a Ruger Single Seven.
Replies: 17
Views: 699

Re: .327 Federal in a Ruger Single Seven.

Very nice. I had no clue they ran as fast as they do. I agree with Blaine, keep your hearing protection close by. I did see a 115 gr (.312 diameter) LRNFP load with 5.0 gr of W244 that ran 1,226 fps. It was the lowest pressure load listed at around 33K, the rest were all right about 40K of pressure....
by horsesoldier03
Mon Oct 04, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finally pulled the trigger!
Replies: 16
Views: 720

Re: Finally pulled the trigger!

Nope, but I am glad that is what he went with.
by horsesoldier03
Mon Oct 04, 2021 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finally pulled the trigger!
Replies: 16
Views: 720

Re: Finally pulled the trigger!

One day I hope to have Tyler Gun Works color case the frame and put a few scratches on it. I forgot to add that I did have the hammer replaced with the low wide SBH hammer. The trigger has a 2 1/2 lbs trigger pull.
by horsesoldier03
Sun Oct 03, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finally pulled the trigger!
Replies: 16
Views: 720

Finally pulled the trigger!

I have had this Ruger .44 Special Flattop for a few years and have always wanted to have it professionally smithed for a Trigger and Accuracy Job. I finally decided to treat myself and thrilled that I did.

https://bobmunden.com/custom-gunsmithing/
by horsesoldier03
Sun Sep 19, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fell off the wagon today !
Replies: 27
Views: 1615

Re: Fell off the wagon today !

Very nice. I dont have alot of knowledge on Parkers, but I would think any shotgun with a 32" barrel the choke would be at least FULL.
by horsesoldier03
Tue Sep 14, 2021 11:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Escaping New Jersey
Replies: 23
Views: 1132

Re: Escaping New Jersey

I am not convinced that COVID is a death sentence. My MIL (80 yrs old) had kidney cancer, kicked, but it came back in her lungs. She contracted COVID and was in the hospital for 2 weeks and kicked it, still with an active cancer in her lung. God is truly the only person that knows the time and the p...
by horsesoldier03
Wed Sep 08, 2021 11:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hammer Strap on a Conceal Carry Holster
Replies: 21
Views: 960

Re: Hammer Strap on a Conceal Carry Holster

For concealed carry I would go with a quality leather holster with a horsehide lining. Even better if it is boned (molded to the shape of the gun). I recently purchased one from Plumb Creek Leather on FB for a very reasonable price. I would post a pic, but I dont have a website for a url.
by horsesoldier03
Thu Aug 19, 2021 11:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you have a favorite prayer?
Replies: 18
Views: 649

Re: Do you have a favorite prayer?

Kind of ironic that Mark Twain might make it into this post. One of his quotes regarding religion was that "Religion was invented when the first Con Man met the first Fool!"
by horsesoldier03
Fri Aug 13, 2021 3:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is the value of Marlin Model 336 chambered in 30-30 Winchester with a Weaver 3-9 x40 Scope
Replies: 5
Views: 393

Re: What is the value of Marlin Model 336 chambered in 30-30 Winchester with a Weaver 3-9 x40 Scope

IMO, it looks to be a JM stamped without the crossbolt safety very similar to mine that was made in 1979. You can GOOGLE Marlin 336 manufacture dates by serial # to confirm the year yours was built. In todays market, its value is whatever someone is willing to pay and whatever you are willing to sel...
by horsesoldier03
Sun Jul 25, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Breaking in the S&W 442
Replies: 11
Views: 506

Re: Breaking in the S&W 442

by horsesoldier03
Tue Jul 20, 2021 1:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Found in the Chicken Coop this morning .....
Replies: 18
Views: 737

Re: Found in the Chicken Coop this morning .....

You can put a wooden or glass egg out and they eat it and it will kill them because they cannot digest them.
by horsesoldier03
Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: electric anti scale devices(plumbing)
Replies: 7
Views: 396

Re: electric anti scale devices(plumbing)

My water softener was on the blink and wasn't quite getting the job done. I purchased one of the electronic scale reducers and it lasted for about 2 years. I ended up going with another water softener. The water Softeners in my experience are a lot more cost effective.
by horsesoldier03
Wed May 26, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .45 Short Colt
Replies: 43
Views: 3139

Re: .45 Short Colt

When did sales of .45 Colt Government cease? As I recall reading in military history that the cartridge was a stop gap measure to allow Schofields, Colt, and even S&W top breaks in 45 Colt to be issued one cartridge. ISTR it was loaded with 28 grains of powder, vs. the 40 grains loaded in 45 Colts....
by horsesoldier03
Mon Apr 26, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayer request for my Dad. Update.
Replies: 38
Views: 1966

Re: Prayer request for my Dad.

Done
by horsesoldier03
Sun Apr 18, 2021 11:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best AR gas system for different barrel lengths?
Replies: 7
Views: 442

Re: Best AR gas system for different barrel lengths?

ODIN WORKS has some pretty good adjustable blocks that should still fit under a thinner MLOC handguard. Personally if I were going SBR, I think I would try the .350 Legend. I agree on the 5.56 being too loud on the ears with a SBR without a Silencer. My personal opinion is there isn't enough gain to...
by horsesoldier03
Sun Apr 18, 2021 12:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best AR gas system for different barrel lengths?
Replies: 7
Views: 442

Re: Best AR gas system for different barrel lengths?

With all the caliber variants and special purpose ammo, the AR has evolved far beyond its original form. Does he have any idea which caliber he plans to build? For a SBR it is pretty much a Pistol or Carbine Gas system. If going with the SBR, especially if suppression was going to be in the mix, I w...
by horsesoldier03
Fri Apr 16, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: REMINGTON 870: The rise and fall of an American icon
Replies: 21
Views: 1824

Re: REMINGTON 870: The rise and fall of an American icon

I have had the 870 Wingmaster from the 60s that was extremely nice as far as I am concerned for a shotgun. It had a fixed IC choke but held a good pattern out to 30-35 yards. But my favorite has been my 870 Express that also has the 21" REMCHOKE Barrel with Iron Sights. I keep a FULL Choke in it loa...
by horsesoldier03
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CMP M1 Garands
Replies: 7
Views: 781

Re: CMP M1 Garands

Thanks for the info, good to know!
by horsesoldier03
Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CMP M1 Garands
Replies: 7
Views: 781

Re: CMP M1 Garands

My experience (with mine and others) is a new hand cut muzzle crown and 2650fps/165gr bullet tends to tighten things. That is if you have a problem to begin with. I think sometimes too much is expected of this COMBAT/SERVICE. rifle. Not that exceptional examples don't shine. I agree about some expe...
by horsesoldier03
Sat Apr 10, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CMP M1 Garands
Replies: 7
Views: 781

Re: CMP M1 Garands

I wanted a SHOOTER so I ordered the SA Special Rack Grade that comes with a new criterion barrel and a new stock. If I don't like it then I can always sell it and make money. I kind of expect the Biden administration to stop importation of these again as I understand was done during the Obama years.
by horsesoldier03
Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CMP M1 Garands
Replies: 7
Views: 781

CMP M1 Garands

Not sure how many might be interested, but I have been sitting on the waiting list for an M1 Garand since early JAN 21. They do have some Service Grades and Field Grades that are still available. Seeing the current trend in our political atmosphere, this could potentially be your last opportunity to...
by horsesoldier03
Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coleman 530 pocket stove and 252 lantern, cool can opener added.
Replies: 195
Views: 17873

Re: Coleman 530 pocket stove and 252 lantern, cool can opener added.

Pitchy you definitely have some nice stoves there. I was issued one of the old military stoves that came in a container that you used to cook on the stove top. It had the folding feet. I know I still have it somewhere but havent seen it in quite a few years. Probably in one of the old footlockers I ...
by horsesoldier03
Mon Mar 08, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SCAMMER ALERT!
Replies: 15
Views: 935

Re: SCAMMER ALERT!

My daughter got bit for $300 on a deposit for a DOG. I told her it didn't sound legit, but she assured me she had done her homework and was using an APP that she could file a complaint on if she got scammed. She filed the complaint but they have not done anything to recoup her loses yet. I told her ...
by horsesoldier03
Sun Mar 07, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Not a levergun but interesting to me.
Replies: 11
Views: 499

Re: Not a levergun but interesting to me.

I prefer my stags, but the bark on them isn't very deep so they don't have any bite with stiff loads.
by horsesoldier03
Tue Mar 02, 2021 2:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do you get consistent throws from powder measure?
Replies: 65
Views: 3436

Re: How do you get consistent throws from powder measure?

I used a Lee powder throw for the longest. After I got a digital scale, I realized how much variance I was getting. I upgraded to a RCBS Competition Powder Measure and it fixed my issues.
by horsesoldier03
Sun Feb 28, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Suggestions please, for beginner reloading 30-30
Replies: 20
Views: 1145

Re: Suggestions please, for beginner reloading 30-30

I am in the same boat. I was lucky enough to find the dies, however, Jacketed Bullets are no where to be found. Looking at trying 115-120 grain cast with pistol powders. Still waiting for the light weight bullets.
by horsesoldier03
Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colt sold to CZ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1031

Re: Colt sold to CZ?

It will be interesting to see if they keep the Dan Wesson line of 1911's or if they will put them all under Colt.
by horsesoldier03
Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: getting my head around CFE pistol
Replies: 16
Views: 967

Re: getting my head around CFE pistol

I just purchased my first # of CFE Pistol the other day. It falls right in with HS 6 and Winchester Auto Comp. I am hoping to get good results with .44 SPECIAL, but with the cold temps we are having, reloading isnt much of a priority right now. Unique is 31 on the burn rate chart. CFE Pistol is 42 ...