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by FLINT
Fri Sep 23, 2022 7:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rattlesnakes and pellet guns
Replies: 31
Views: 550

Re: Rattlesnakes and pellet guns

Farrier -- is that a viper from Africa? Not sure if you were joking or not but the snake wvfarrier posted a picture of is a yellow phase timber rattlesnake, I'm assuming from WV. I'm just over on the VA side of the mountain and see them frequently. Beautiful snakes and totally non aggressive. I rel...
by FLINT
Mon Sep 12, 2022 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Most sought after .22lr?
Replies: 52
Views: 1284

Re: Most sought after .22lr?

Savage BRJ 93 bolt gun in 22 Mag that has some very fine target shooting features and also got very good prices on rail adapter, scope and rings as well. The Sig Sauer Buckmaster 3-9 x50 scope has an excellent bullet drop compensator reticle which I will be needing. Ammo is readily available in loc...
by FLINT
Sun Sep 11, 2022 5:09 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS elswhere: .32-165 (.32-40) bullet mold
Replies: 3
Views: 201

Re: FS elswhere: .32-165 (.32-40) bullet mold

by the time I saw this the listing had ended.

is that a 'normal' amount of money for a bullet mould to go for???
by FLINT
Sun Sep 11, 2022 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This woman SPITS on museum guns....!
Replies: 5
Views: 305

Re: This woman SPITS on museum guns....!

octagon wrote:
Sun Sep 11, 2022 4:07 pm
Not all are capable of being housebroken, having failed that menial task, I fear for her intellectual capacities.
you must not have watched the video.........
by FLINT
Mon Sep 05, 2022 11:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 336 in 44 mag
Replies: 27
Views: 1189

Re: 336 in 44 mag

When this topic was started I had a memory that I had seen a video where the 336 in 44mag was mentioned. Just happened back across it so thought I would share.

https://youtu.be/QMKNbptNFDI
by FLINT
Sun Aug 28, 2022 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just needed...
Replies: 20
Views: 551

Re: Just needed...

Beautiful rifle and view! is that 94 40s or 50s era? Is it deer season there? must start early over there if so? we've still got another month until archery comes in.
by FLINT
Sun Aug 28, 2022 12:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester M1885 Limited Edition Rifles
Replies: 9
Views: 362

Re: Winchester M1885 Limited Edition Rifles

the 32-40 is an awesome cartridge! In an 1885 you could probably get 2000fps with a 165 gr. bullet if you wanted a deer rifle, or you can load it to original specs ~ 1440fps and have an awesome hole puncher.
by FLINT
Sun Aug 28, 2022 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Deer stand test
Replies: 21
Views: 658

Re: Deer stand test

Interesting observation. My pistol range is adjacent to my deer stand location. Yet I see lots of deer all year round and I never seem to have any trouble shooting one when I want to. I have deer walk out on my pistol range all the time and I shoot year round. well, that's great then! wish my deer ...
by FLINT
Sun Aug 28, 2022 8:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Deer stand test
Replies: 21
Views: 658

Re: Deer stand test

all this testing is probably great for your shooting and preparedness, but it's probably also good for making sure that you never actually have to shoot from your stand during deer season.

maybe your deer are different than mine though
by FLINT
Sun Aug 28, 2022 8:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94 timeline?
Replies: 31
Views: 5756

Re: Winchester 94 timeline?

Bridger wrote:
Sat Aug 27, 2022 7:15 pm
short wood doesn’t look as good.
That's what she said
by FLINT
Sat Aug 13, 2022 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Predator hunting.
Replies: 13
Views: 363

Re: Predator hunting.

Nice job,

but like edinCT said, those red foxes look much bigger than the foxes we have over here. I think our red foxes are only like 10lbs.
by FLINT
Sat Aug 13, 2022 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New rifle. Not a levergun.
Replies: 15
Views: 362

Re: New rifle. Not a levergun.

Congrats!

Here's what I hunt with mine :)

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Mine is a 742 carbine also in 30-06. Very cool and handy rifle.
by FLINT
Sun Jul 31, 2022 1:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester model 94 in 38-55
Replies: 13
Views: 469

Re: Winchester model 94 in 38-55

I'll add another thing. Those serial number / year calculators are often wrong. I've got an 1894 what was my grandfathers that the calculators put at 1898 I think, but I paid for the cody letter which said 1903. also the letter will tell you the original configuration. my rifle originally had a 38-5...
by FLINT
Sun Jul 31, 2022 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester model 94 in 38-55
Replies: 13
Views: 469

Re: Winchester model 94 in 38-55

very cool ! congrats! but we need a picture of the whole gun!!!! not just the receiver!!! I use 3031 in all my levergun cartridges from 250 sav - 38-55 with a 255 grain jacketed bullet I got an ave (3 shots) 1566 with 30 gr 1541 with 31 gr (?) 1704 with 32 gr 1759 with 33 gr oh and that's with a 20"...
by FLINT
Mon Jul 25, 2022 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Model 94 .375 Winchester
Replies: 6
Views: 504

Re: Model 94 .375 Winchester

That's a cool gun and a cool round. I had a winchester big bore 375 a few years ago but had to sell it to buy a crossbow when my shoulder got to bad for my compound. I sold it to a guy on here. Regardless, I'd have to look up exactly what I shot in it but I think it was 250grain hawk bullets over RL...
by FLINT
Sun Jul 17, 2022 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is there an easier way?
Replies: 5
Views: 397

Re: Is there an easier way?

Thanks! Some good ideas to try! I'll keep you posted.

I'd definitely prefer to not damage the bullets if possible as .257 speer hot cors have been super hard to come by the last few years. I know, I don't get it both ways.
by FLINT
Sat Jul 16, 2022 4:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is there an easier way?
Replies: 5
Views: 397

Is there an easier way?

To pull light weight bullets out of brass? I'm currently using a frankford arsenal bullet puller. Up to this point the only bullets I've ever pulled were 150gr+ and 30+ caliber. I didn't think anything of it. One time my friend asked me if I ever had a hard time pulling bullets with a bullet puller ...
by FLINT
Thu Jun 23, 2022 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 336 in 44 mag
Replies: 27
Views: 1189

Re: 336 in 44 mag

Unless you are really not wanting a Henry, they do have a .44 Mag levergun that seems pretty good. They are not cheap. https://www.henryusa.com/rifles/big-boy-color-case-hardened-side-gate/ yeah, they aren't cheap but it seems like last time I checked the used marlins were going for a lot of money ...
by FLINT
Thu Jun 23, 2022 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT Honda Ridgeline
Replies: 30
Views: 1061

Re: OT Honda Ridgeline

I'm sure that the ridgeline is a great vehicle. You can't go too wrong with a Honda for sure. If it checks all the boxes for you then definitely go for it. That's crazy that a new tacoma payload capacity is only 1000 lbs. I think payload for my '96 tacoma is around 1650lbs. and my 96 is much smaller...
by FLINT
Wed Jun 22, 2022 2:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT Honda Ridgeline
Replies: 30
Views: 1061

Re: OT Honda Ridgeline

I don't really see the appeal of the ridgeline. its like a car that tries to identify as a truck. not saying that some people don't like them, but I just don't see it. and what is that, like a 3 or 4' bed? I think the old VW rabbit pickup had a bigger bed. I have a 96 toyota tacoma and it's an amazi...
by FLINT
Mon Jun 06, 2022 7:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cast or jacketed bullets in pitted 1894 Winchester barrel?
Replies: 11
Views: 616

Re: Cast or jacketed bullets in pitted 1894 Winchester barrel?

I have a 32-40 with a slilghtly rough bore, but it shoots gas checked lead bullets and copper jacketed bullets well. But I don't shoot enough nor have enough time to worry about switching back and forth and special/extra cleaning, etc. So I've switched completely to some custom hawk 0.025 jacketed b...
by FLINT
Mon Jun 06, 2022 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bullet length/seating depth
Replies: 4
Views: 352

Re: Bullet length/seating depth

Thanks all, Yes, the other reason for loading them to a slightly different COAL is that from what I've read the Sierra Varminter bullets are less heavily constructed than the Speer Hot-Cor, and while the Speer bullet would be acceptable for Deer, the Sierra may not be. I'll obviously keep the loaded...
by FLINT
Sat Jun 04, 2022 2:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bullet length/seating depth
Replies: 4
Views: 352

Bullet length/seating depth

Hi all, quick question. About to load up some 250 savage rounds. I have a box of Sierra Varminter 87 gr. and a box of Speer Hot-cor 87 gr. I was originally thinking that they would be interchangeable as far as loading. However, I held two of them up side by side and noticed that the sierra looked a ...
by FLINT
Wed Jun 01, 2022 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Factory ammo verification
Replies: 7
Views: 603

Re: Factory ammo verification

the cases don't appear to have been sized. they look bulge/scratch free.
by FLINT
Tue May 31, 2022 6:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Factory ammo verification
Replies: 7
Views: 603

Re: Factory ammo verification

Thanks earlmck! is it possible that they used 31 grains of 748 instead of 36 because the COAL was only 2.3" instead of 2.5" ? Seating those bullets all the way down to the top of the canelure does put the bullet way down into the case. Here's a image of the powder taking through the lense of a 10x d...
by FLINT
Sun May 22, 2022 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Factory ammo verification
Replies: 7
Views: 603

Factory ammo verification

Hi all, I recently bought a new/old box of factory Winchester 87gr ammo for the 250 savage. not cheap as you can imagine. I'm not sure when the last time Winchester offered this ammo in 87 grain but I don't think it's been for a while - though at the same time this style of ammo box isn't terribly o...
by FLINT
Wed May 18, 2022 7:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big Buck
Replies: 17
Views: 1081

Re: Big Buck

what kind of deer is that? I thought it was a whitetail until I saw the tail - but the antlers look like whitetail and what I can see of the face looks like a whitetail. I'm confused.
by FLINT
Sun May 08, 2022 10:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 35 rem marlin
Replies: 30
Views: 1285

Re: 35 rem marlin

For those of you shooting 35 Remington in a 336, how do you find the reliability considering the fact that it's a rimless case? I'm not in the know as to how the 336 internals are set up to function with both rimmed and rimless cases. Someone a little further up in this thread mentioned the "Marlin...
by FLINT
Fri May 06, 2022 10:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 35 rem marlin
Replies: 30
Views: 1285

Re: 35 rem marlin

I have marlin 336s in both 30-30 and 35 rem and I think the 35 rem does kick more. Not a ton, but a little more. Could be because I only shoot 150gr in the 30-30 and 200 gr in the 35.
by FLINT
Wed May 04, 2022 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 35 rem marlin
Replies: 30
Views: 1285

Re: 35 rem marlin

I've got a 1969 Marlin 336 in 35 Rem and I really like it. Very smooth and accurate. Seems to thump a little harder than the 30-30. I've killed a couple deer with it. I'd probably pick it over the 30-30 for black bear.
by FLINT
Sat Apr 23, 2022 7:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making .22 Longs out of .22 Long Rifles?
Replies: 22
Views: 1343

Re: Making .22 Longs out of .22 Long Rifles?

sounds like you have access to .22 shorts. Why not just pull the bullets out of a short and put them in the LR cases? seems like that would be a lot easier than trying to trim a LR bullet down to 29g. after all isn't that exactly what a .22 long is? .22 short bullet in a .22 LR case?
by FLINT
Sun Feb 27, 2022 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SP101, GP100 question
Replies: 3
Views: 400

Re: SP101, GP100 question

I don't think so. I have both and have hogue rubber grips for both. pretty sure they are different. SP101 is a much smaller gun. I can go check though.
by FLINT
Sun Feb 20, 2022 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another Look At 357Mag For Deer Hunting
Replies: 55
Views: 6649

Re: Another Look At 357Mag For Deer Hunting

Ever see a deer hit with a 12 ga slug? 1oz of lead doing 12-1400 fps should clearly knock it down right? Not unless you break major bone. Ive killed more than 100 deer, can't remember but a handful that dropped in their tracks, those were mostly headshots! Copoer solids just zip through! Yes!!!! I ...
by FLINT
Sat Feb 19, 2022 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another Look At 357Mag For Deer Hunting
Replies: 55
Views: 6649

Re: Another Look At 357Mag For Deer Hunting

Where I hunt in Western VA, the 2 1/2 + year old bucks that I get usually weigh 160 - 200lbs live weight (estimated by their dressed weight). The heaviest buck I ever killed had an estimated live weight of 225lbs, though he had a goofy little 80" rack. I've killed two does with a 41 mag ruger blackh...
by FLINT
Wed Feb 09, 2022 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 32 special ammo
Replies: 29
Views: 2143

Re: Winchester 32 special ammo

if you can't find any hornady's, I'd email Hawk bullets. They made me some .321 bullets for my 32-40 that shoot great and performed incredibly on a whitetail doe.

https://hawkbullets.com/bullet-selection.html
by FLINT
Wed Feb 09, 2022 7:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 32 special ammo
Replies: 29
Views: 2143

Re: Winchester 32 special ammo

I loaded some 32WS last year with the Hornady 170gr and 32gr of 3031. Shot really good and very close in velocity to factory ammo, so that's what I'm sticking with.
by FLINT
Mon Feb 07, 2022 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 32 special ammo
Replies: 29
Views: 2143

Re: Winchester 32 special ammo

Glad to hear of a new 32 special owner!

I agree that your best bet will be to check local gun shops - especially those in less trafficked areas, you may find a box or two on the shelf.
by FLINT
Sat Jan 29, 2022 7:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hawk Bullets?
Replies: 8
Views: 929

Re: Hawk Bullets?

I recently noticed that their website had been updated, so I'd assume they are still in business. I haven't ordered from them in a couple years, but always got quick replies to my emails.

I'm a big fan of their bullets, and hope they remain in business as I plan to keep ordering from them.

Billy
by FLINT
Sat Jan 22, 2022 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you have a non-functional Benjamin or Sheridan rifle?
Replies: 28
Views: 1898

Re: Do you have a non-functional Benjamin or Sheridan rifle?

Yes, I've been a huge airgun guy pretty much my whole life. I also had a Daisy 880 and it was a decent gun. Mine had a metal receiver and pump arm. The problem with mine was that the stock became loose and would rock back and forth making it impossible to shoot accurately. Then eventually the seals ...
by FLINT
Fri Jan 21, 2022 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you have a non-functional Benjamin or Sheridan rifle?
Replies: 28
Views: 1898

Re: Do you have a non-functional Benjamin or Sheridan rifle?

Yes, I have a few :) But they all work pretty good :D 1951 Sheridan C silver streak https://i.postimg.cc/rsx9d4VJ/IMG-20161018-164954333.jpg 1977 Sheridan C silver streak https://i.postimg.cc/7P0zMC32/IMG-20200111-101914113.jpg 1985 Sheridan C blue streak https://i.postimg.cc/VvJhZW8f/IMG-20160903-1...
by FLINT
Wed Jan 05, 2022 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The old Marlin makes meat
Replies: 28
Views: 2473

Re: The old Marlin makes meat

Pictured rifle is my 1955 Ballard rifled Marlin 336 RC ‘Texan’ in 35 Remington. The handload used is a 200 grain Sierra with enough H4895 to start it at 2150 fps. https://www.thesixgunjournal.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/20211206_170338-1.jpg Great shot! How do you like those Sierra bullets in th...
by FLINT
Mon Jan 03, 2022 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2022.
Replies: 11
Views: 679

Re: 2022.

Ha, cool. took me a minute. I was trying to make Happy New Year out of the image. Then I said, ok, yellow is 20 gauge and a .22, oh, I get it.
by FLINT
Mon Jan 03, 2022 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bagged a unicorn
Replies: 24
Views: 1485

Re: Bagged a unicorn

Congrats! 327 is a cool round. I bought a 3" 327 SP101 soon after they came out. Mine has a windage adjustable only rear sight and a solid, non fiber optic front sight. Very solid, compact little gun. Mine seems to have a very tight cylinder gap and I definitely didn't notice any problems with gas/p...
by FLINT
Mon Jan 03, 2022 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: From John Taffin - THE RUGER-MARLIN IS HERE!
Replies: 47
Views: 3468

Re: From John Taffin - THE RUGER-MARLIN IS HERE!

I guess I'm missing your point. I didn't say anything good, bad or indifferent about either. I have several Winchesters and Marlins of different vintages. A lot has changed in the last twenty years. I bought a Colt Python around 2002 or 03 for $500. Can't get anywhere near that now. Not to say that...
by FLINT
Mon Jan 03, 2022 2:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: current ammo situation?
Replies: 28
Views: 1861

Re: current ammo situation?

yeah, unfortunately I don't load for all of the calibers that I have. I do need primers though to be able to load for anything. It's my fault, I wasn't proactive or prepared. I even thought about it several times from 2017 - 2019. I thought, man, I should really stock up now. But I was hopefull that...
by FLINT
Sun Jan 02, 2022 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: current ammo situation?
Replies: 28
Views: 1861

Re: current ammo situation?

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by FLINT
Sun Jan 02, 2022 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: From John Taffin - THE RUGER-MARLIN IS HERE!
Replies: 47
Views: 3468

Re: From John Taffin - THE RUGER-MARLIN IS HERE!

I’m amazed I bought a pre safety 444S this year for $400. Dirty consignment guns can be a real bargain sometimes. Dang! That's a good deal, and is my favorite 444 version. I've always kind of hoped to get one made in 1977 which is my birth year. The days of the $400 Marlin or Winchester are long be...
by FLINT
Sun Jan 02, 2022 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: current ammo situation?
Replies: 28
Views: 1861

current ammo situation?

I haven't been in the gun store in a while. Should I bother or is it still pretty grim?
by FLINT
Wed Dec 29, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: From John Taffin - THE RUGER-MARLIN IS HERE!
Replies: 47
Views: 3468

Re: From John Taffin - THE RUGER-MARLIN IS HERE!

I predict the marlins will be offered in limited runs like the no. 1 are. I dont think they intend to compete with henry. I also think its a sad state that a laminated stainless guide gun is the predicted money maker of marlins extensive and highly acclaimed past catalog. Heck i was hoping for a ne...
by FLINT
Sat Dec 04, 2021 8:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 357 Mag deer hunting
Replies: 16
Views: 1519

Re: 357 Mag deer hunting

yeah, I was wondering about full power 357 loads in an 1873 rifle. also, about the xtps. I use 300 grain .452 XTPs in my cva optima muzzle loader rifle over 90 grains (measured not weighed) of blackhorn powder. I chrony'd it at 1750 I think and it hits deer like the hammer of thor. I know this is a ...