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by JDL
Thu Mar 07, 2024 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Guilty!
Replies: 27
Views: 1449

Re: Guilty!

Thanks Scott, I had no idea she was Thell Reed's daughter or stepdaughter.
by JDL
Thu Mar 07, 2024 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Most accurate Blackhawk caliber?
Replies: 27
Views: 1937

Re: Most accurate Blackhawk caliber?

I had a 6 1/2" .41 almost 50 years ago that was as accurate as some rifles that's been through my hands. Now I have a four and five eights inch .357 that does as well for me. As a matter of fact, I was at the range this morning with some friends shooting steel plates. I was cleaning the racks o...
by JDL
Tue Mar 05, 2024 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wildfire
Replies: 5
Views: 253

Re: Wildfire

The NBC Evening News said this afternoon that an Xcel Energy Electric pole is believed to have broke and the electric wires started it, but was still under investigation. JBowen I find that very interesting as it's so similar to the story line they used about Maui. Hmmm....I was trained that if it ...
by JDL
Mon Mar 04, 2024 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wildfire
Replies: 5
Views: 253

Wildfire

Any update on the Texas wildfire and how it started?
by JDL
Mon Mar 04, 2024 3:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New To Me Winchesters
Replies: 18
Views: 1217

Re: New To Me Winchesters

Fine looking 94's Shrapnel. I bet that .25-35 is a hoot to shoot, although I would rather the .32-40 and cast bullets.
by JDL
Tue Feb 27, 2024 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: From the old Sixgunner.Com Archives
Replies: 14
Views: 1346

Re: From the old Sixgunner.Com Archives

I do admire the .357 and want to get a carbine to with my handgun.
by JDL
Mon Feb 19, 2024 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This was a little different.
Replies: 24
Views: 1377

Re: This was a little different.

Really like Unique in .38 Spl., 9mm, .45 ACP, .30-30, .30'06, .300 Savage, and .45-70. Used it 60 years ago in 12 ga. ounce and a quarter field loads. Yes, it has some warts but, I started with it and it has always performed for me. One of these days, when I run out of Unique, I am going to try Univ...
by JDL
Fri Feb 16, 2024 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIP: Legendary U.S. Marine Corps Scout Sniper Charles Benjamin “Chuck” Mawhinney
Replies: 7
Views: 450

Re: RIP: Legendary U.S. Marine Corps Scout Sniper Charles Benjamin “Chuck” Mawhinney

I read that this morning and felt a sense of loss although I never met the man or even seen him. I knew about Hathcock years before I heard of Mawhanney as he kept a very low profile. Rest in Peace Sir!
by JDL
Wed Feb 07, 2024 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cast bullet path in game
Replies: 24
Views: 1193

Re: Cast bullet path in game

I like a flat point for my hunting use and have not seen a problem of changing directions with them. Have used the Lyman 31141 and 431244 without problems but, put the most meat in the freezer using a swaged, flat point, paper patched bullet from my .45/70.
by JDL
Wed Feb 07, 2024 9:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 'Smart' devices are dumb....
Replies: 18
Views: 925

Re: 'Smart' devices are dumb....

Amen brother! Satan loves electricity and all things electric, especially the WWW.
by JDL
Mon Feb 05, 2024 9:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 32-20 range report
Replies: 16
Views: 1033

Re: 32-20 range report

I'm drooling over that 1894 Sir! That is a fine looking bullet and it shoots as well as it looks.
by JDL
Mon Feb 05, 2024 9:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 410 too little for any game you say?
Replies: 39
Views: 1919

Re: 410 too little for any game you say?

I was in Bass Pro Friday and thought I'd pick up a box of .410's only to find there was not a box to be had. Plenty of 28 on up though.
by JDL
Thu Feb 01, 2024 9:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Woo Hoo!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 848

Re: Woo Hoo!!!

Awesome feat. I travel I-12 between Baton Rouge and Slidell Louisiana daily and it's considered one of the most dangerous stretches of Interstate in the country so I have seen plenty of big rig accidents. I know those pesky little cars can cause a problem for you in a moments notice so congrats on ...
by JDL
Thu Feb 01, 2024 9:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Woo Hoo!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 848

Re: Woo Hoo!!!

Outstanding Griff!
by JDL
Wed Jan 31, 2024 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Boy Needs a Creek (Mike Rhinehart)
Replies: 11
Views: 773

Re: A Boy Needs a Creek (Mike Rhinehart)

Agree that we came up in a good time! I am fortunate to hunt the same woods as I did as a kid, first with a Daisy Red Rider, and later with my Dad's single shot Remington 33 twenty two. But now, there's deer which wasn't there when I was a kid. Our first deer season was in 1960, IIRC. I roamed the w...
by JDL
Mon Jan 29, 2024 6:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I found this veeery interesting
Replies: 14
Views: 1040

I found this veeery interesting

I think this should prove to the man bun crowd that an old .30 WCF does not bounce off game animals! :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJYk07rN8GU
by JDL
Mon Jan 29, 2024 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: God lifted the burden for both ...
Replies: 12
Views: 935

Re: God lifted the burden for both ...

Bill, this brought a flood of memories to my mind. I lost my Dad to this horrible disease in 2009 but, God in His infinite Mercy, allowed me and my Dad to have a wonderful visit just about 10 hours before He carried him away! God was very generous as He let me have Dad for 84 years and 2 months. Dad...
by JDL
Tue Jan 23, 2024 1:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New lever gun! Purchased in October..posted today.
Replies: 15
Views: 1133

Re: New lever gun! Purchased in October..posted today.

That's a nice one EG! Tell us how it shoots, when you find out. I was offered an 1895 with a very low serial and I'm trying to talk myself out of it. Wondering how much it's worth in 99%.
by JDL
Mon Jan 22, 2024 4:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: well. it finally happened -- A/D (accidental discharge)
Replies: 36
Views: 2136

Re: well. it finally happened -- A/D (accidental discharge)

I have never had an accidental discharge other than into my underwear. BUT I have had a Negligent Discharge. I was 23, just out of the military about 6 months, and was living at home while I got a job and began building my life. Everyone was out of the house and I spent an hour in front of my Mom's...
by JDL
Wed Aug 23, 2023 5:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hot Weather Casting
Replies: 17
Views: 626

Re: Hot Weather Casting

Good thing you ain't in Kalifornia Jim, because lead causes birth defects there. :lol:
by JDL
Thu Sep 22, 2022 9:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 7 hours later....
Replies: 11
Views: 837

Re: 7 hours later....

Nath, you sir are dedicated and I do like your flintlock. With the price of primers being what they are, I may be forced to start using mine.
by JDL
Tue Sep 20, 2022 3:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Paco is doing really well!
Replies: 15
Views: 1191

Re: Paco is doing really well!

Great news! Read a lot of his articles about cast bullets. All the best Paco!
by JDL
Tue Sep 20, 2022 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old friends
Replies: 10
Views: 702

Re: Old friends

Sorry for your loss Scott.
by JDL
Tue Sep 20, 2022 3:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unique in .30-30?
Replies: 21
Views: 1635

Re: Unique in .30-30?

I have shot a lot of 6-7 grains of Unique in some of my .30-30s using Lyman 311241 which is similar to 311291 without the gas check. Heaps of fun! :D
by JDL
Fri Sep 02, 2022 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: speaking of 30-30
Replies: 32
Views: 2029

Re: speaking of 30-30

NOE has a copy of Lyman's 311291 and 311041, 311-173-RN, and 311-184-FN respectively. If I didn't already have the 291, 041, and RCBS 30-180FN I'd send a check immediately if not sooner. I have a friend who has several of his molds and all are top notch! Heck, I think I just talked myself in getting...
by JDL
Fri Sep 02, 2022 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Did someone say "leverguns"?
Replies: 22
Views: 1327

Re: Did someone say "leverguns"?

et by bears!
by JDL
Thu Aug 11, 2022 1:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 308 to 300 Savage
Replies: 4
Views: 432

Re: 308 to 300 Savage

That's about all I use in my .300 and .358.
by JDL
Thu Aug 11, 2022 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shotshell Prices...
Replies: 17
Views: 1113

Re: Shotshell Prices...

A box of 410 is $19.99 at Academy!
A neighbor friend had a 1947 Chevy that we used to cruise around in in the early 1960's and IIRC gas was $.28/gal. but, that didn't bother us because we were working in the hay fields for $4.00 a day! :lol:
by JDL
Mon Jun 13, 2022 4:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No good for nothin 30-30!
Replies: 10
Views: 1232

Re: No good for nothin 30-30!

Amazing! I couldn't even see the target let alone shoot it. :lol:
by JDL
Sat Feb 26, 2022 12:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Followup on "Day of the .45"
Replies: 11
Views: 1153

Re: Followup on "Day of the .45"

My true belief is that a self defense handgun round starts with a "4"!
by JDL
Sat Feb 26, 2022 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question for the Mannlicher Schoenauer owners
Replies: 4
Views: 601

Re: Question for the Mannlicher Schoenauer owners

Keep a close watch on EBay.
by JDL
Sat Feb 26, 2022 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Casting On A Cold Day
Replies: 9
Views: 727

Re: Casting On A Cold Day

I've been casting for handguns since about 1967 and for rifles from 1973. I do believe that one could take one mold for one rifle and explore for a lifetime all the possibilities contained therein. It is a fascinating hobby! Which reminds me, I need to cast up some 359318 HP for my BLR .358. Thanks ...
by JDL
Fri Feb 25, 2022 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question for the Mannlicher Schoenauer owners
Replies: 4
Views: 601

Re: Question for the Mannlicher Schoenauer owners

You will need a #36-MS for rifles produced from 1898 to 1924. 36MS-24 is for rifles produced from 1924 to 1950 and 36MS-50 fits rifles from 1950 to end of production in mid '70's.
by JDL
Wed Feb 23, 2022 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIDIN' IN THE NEW YEAR
Replies: 27
Views: 3490

Re: RIDIN' IN THE NEW YEAR

I so enjoy your stories Jim! Takes me to a better place.
by JDL
Wed Feb 23, 2022 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fascinating photography
Replies: 13
Views: 1052

Re: Fascinating photography

Thanks Scott, that was enjoyable. I was watching the gas reigniting long after the bullet was out of the frame.
by JDL
Wed Feb 23, 2022 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Levergun kills?
Replies: 46
Views: 3738

Re: Levergun kills?

Here is a kill with my Winchester 1895 .405 WCF. Feral hog. https://www.jpgbox.com/jpg/52246_600x400.jpg Nilgai with .405 DR https://www.jpgbox.com/jpg/52090_600x400.jpg Cape Buff with 1895 .405 https://www.jpgbox.com/jpg/51933_600x400.jpg crs, Love the pics and it looks as if the mighty .405 will ...
by JDL
Wed Feb 23, 2022 12:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Levergun kills?
Replies: 46
Views: 3738

Re: Levergun kills?

Shrapnel, I now see it is a .40-65 sorry for my incomplete reading of your answer. :oops: I have read that these rifles are the smoothest actions ever made. Would you give them that description?
by JDL
Wed Feb 23, 2022 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Levergun kills?
Replies: 46
Views: 3738

Re: Levergun kills?

Thank you, I have never seen one before. What caliber?
by JDL
Mon Feb 21, 2022 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Levergun kills?
Replies: 46
Views: 3738

Re: Levergun kills?

Great pics fellows!
Shrapnel, I have a question. What rifle is that you are holding in the pic of you and son together?
by JDL
Wed Nov 03, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HELP! WC-844 rifle powder?
Replies: 19
Views: 2923

Re: HELP! WC-844 rifle powder?

I have the same lot number of WC-844 as yours. In my CZ-527 using 24.6 grains with a Hornady 55 grain S.P. I get 2969 fps. Use it in my .300 Savage, .358 Winchester, and 7.62x39 with a 165 grain cast bullet. Tried it in my .30'06 and while accurate there is a lot of flash and boom. I have WC-852 but...
by JDL
Wed Nov 03, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remington Model 11
Replies: 19
Views: 2761

Re: Remington Model 11

Dad passed me his M.11 back in the '60's when he was passed my Grandpa's Browning A-5 which he bought just after the war. The Model 11 was made in October 1940. The Browning, which I have now, was made by Remington but, has the mag cut-off. Those 2 guns has made a lot of meals for the family!
by JDL
Sat Sep 04, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pat Garrett's pistol
Replies: 12
Views: 1581

Re: Pat Garrett's pistol

Patrick Floyd Jarvis Garrett was 3 years old when, along with his family, immigrated to Claiborne Parish, Louisiana in 1853. They had a large plantation there and is where Pat grew up. I live approximately 40 miles from the site of his parents plantation and I didn't know it until last fall! Followi...
by JDL
Sat Sep 04, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On The Range
Replies: 26
Views: 2668

Re: On The Range

That's a neat little handgun Jim. Sights, what sights? They are supposed to be filed down so when you slap leather they won't hang up. :lol: :lol: I have an 1860 Army .44 still in the box I need to get out and shoot.
by JDL
Sat Aug 21, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite 300 Savage load for a 99
Replies: 11
Views: 1684

Re: Favorite 300 Savage load for a 99

Most accurate load I've found for my 1948 EG is 40 grains of IMR-4064 under a 150 grain Winchester Power Point, or 150 Speer Spz. Velocity runs 2555 fps.

A Kodak moment: :lol:
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by JDL
Sat Aug 14, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any flintlock riflemen here?
Replies: 37
Views: 4050

Re: Any flintlock riflemen here?

Sorry for the late response but, been really busy.
Thank you Scott.
Bill, A good friend of mine, John Colvin, made that one for me. My original intent was for elk hunting but, I was never lucky enough to draw a tag. It has worked fine on W/T deer though. :wink:
by JDL
Sat Aug 14, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chronographing Handloaded .22 Rimfires
Replies: 15
Views: 1363

Re: Chronographing Handloaded .22 Rimfires

JimT, have you tried any Ram Shot Competition? It's a little faster than Bullseye.
by JDL
Fri Jul 30, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any flintlock riflemen here?
Replies: 37
Views: 4050

Re: Any flintlock riflemen here?

I have a .54 cal. Southern Mountain Rifle.

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by JDL
Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Browning Lever Action Rifle (BLR) By: Bruce Hamlin
Replies: 65
Views: 31059

Re: The Browning Lever Action Rifle (BLR) By: Bruce Hamlin

I'm hoping to make some meat with this one which I got last year about this time. BLR Lightweight T/D in .358.

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by JDL
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mule Deer With An Original 1894 Takedown 32-40
Replies: 30
Views: 3271

Re: Mule Deer With An Original 1894 Takedown 32-40

Congratulations Shrapnel nice deer and rifle! I have come to the same conclusion as you about what I need to hunt with for more enjoyment. I just returned home after a morning's deer hunt with my Savage 99H Carbine chambered for the .303 Savage. My ammo consists of a hand load with a 171 grain cast ...
by JDL
Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An old man thoughts
Replies: 10
Views: 1218

An old man thoughts

Maybe the summer is gone at last! Feels so good I went to the range to see if my 24 inch 336-A needed any adjustment and it did not. I don't know why but, Marlin 336's and Winchester 94's just seem to scream out "deer hunter." Perhaps because I remember going into my favorite pawn shops ab...