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by Trailboss
Fri Aug 05, 2022 4:05 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Griner sentenced to 9 years
Replies: 13
Views: 186

Re: Griner sentenced to 9 years

I looked at the article and no way is it a female. Adams apple is a dead giveaway.
by Trailboss
Tue Aug 02, 2022 2:30 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Does anyone actually rely on Fox News any more...?
Replies: 9
Views: 161

Re: Does anyone actually rely on Fox News any more...?

I wish that instead of the dribble that we call news, they would have a real fox news. They could discuss how red fox and gray fox populations are doing and hunting information and such. Perhaps a grouse news and deer news as well.
by Trailboss
Sun Jul 31, 2022 9:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which of your guns would you take to Africa?
Replies: 38
Views: 597

Re: Which of your guns would you take to Africa?

Some very good choices by members. I would select two popular calibers in bolt action. Winchester 375 H&H and an FN 30-06. Both scoped with high quality 3-9 glass.
by Trailboss
Sun Jul 31, 2022 11:16 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: A new "what gun would you use" topic...
Replies: 10
Views: 282

Re: A new "what gun would you use" topic...

Grizz wrote:
Sun Jul 31, 2022 10:41 am
someone with rodeo skills would just hog tie it. after that it could be used for an ad hoc bbq . . .
Not a bad idea, if it was flipped upside down and targets attached to it's feet, it could be a great moving target. Keep that rifle of course.
by Trailboss
Sun Jul 31, 2022 11:15 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: A new "what gun would you use" topic...
Replies: 10
Views: 282

Re: A new "what gun would you use" topic...

Pisgah wrote:
Sun Jul 31, 2022 9:54 am
I'd get my '72 Olds 98 running again...
That would crunch it well. Nice.
by Trailboss
Sun Jul 31, 2022 9:50 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: A new "what gun would you use" topic...
Replies: 10
Views: 282

Re: A new "what gun would you use" topic...

I would set up a trip wire so a log would fall on it. Then I would spend my afternoon plinking tin cans with my 22.
by Trailboss
Sat Jul 23, 2022 7:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: google ai wants to converse like a child
Replies: 6
Views: 363

Re: google ai wants to converse like a child

Being written by Google engineers it's probably a pedophile.
:shock:
by Trailboss
Fri Jul 22, 2022 10:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: In a moment of weakness .480 Ruger No. 1
Replies: 37
Views: 1224

Re: In a moment of weakness .480 Ruger No. 1

Old Savage wrote:
Fri Jul 22, 2022 9:26 pm
I have one Tutt wishes he had, Ruger compact .30, 2950 fps, 3x 5/8” 180 gr bullet ;-)
Huh?
by Trailboss
Fri Jul 22, 2022 5:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: In a moment of weakness .480 Ruger No. 1
Replies: 37
Views: 1224

Re: In a moment of weakness .480 Ruger No. 1

I've always loved the Ruger No 1 and in a 480 Ruger it's awesome. I do believe that 480R is my favorite cartridge.
by Trailboss
Sun Jun 12, 2022 10:34 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS - ME (Maine) - UPDATED PRICES Brass, Cast Bullets, and Jacketed Bullets
Replies: 20
Views: 1232

Re: FS - ME (Maine) - Brass, Cast Bullets, and Jacketed Bullets

I'll take the 38-55 Winchester WUP 50 cnt $30
tb
by Trailboss
Mon Jun 06, 2022 1:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cast or jacketed bullets in pitted 1894 Winchester barrel?
Replies: 11
Views: 532

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

My old, full length, 1894 Winchester rifle in 30-30 was made in 1903. Its has very little wear at the muzzle and the lands look strong. However, the bore is dark and pitting in the bore grooves is pretty obvious. I have not fired it, but have had it in the safe for decades. I am wondering whether t...
by Trailboss
Sun May 22, 2022 2:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Horses in WWI
Replies: 13
Views: 662

Re: Horses in WWI

My Grandpa fought in WW1, horse cavalry in the black forest. He was only 16 years old but lied about his age to sign up.
by Trailboss
Mon May 16, 2022 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An interesting video on 38 Super
Replies: 11
Views: 613

Re: An interesting video on 38 Super

JimT wrote:
Mon May 16, 2022 3:44 pm
I have been shooting .38 Super in my .357 single actions since back in the 1960's. You will have some guns with tight chambers that they won't work in, but mostly they are fine.
Jim, stop that. Us 38 Super owners have enough trouble finding ammo as it is. :D
by Trailboss
Mon May 02, 2022 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hornady Brass?
Replies: 13
Views: 656

Re: Hornady Brass?

Griff wrote:
Sun May 01, 2022 2:06 pm
Scott Tschirhart wrote:
Sun May 01, 2022 8:06 am
Hornady brass is very good.
That's my take on it as well. Have some in .30-06, .30-30 & 7mm RemMag...
+1
by Trailboss
Mon May 02, 2022 2:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "CZ Hammer Classic" Side-by-side Scattergun
Replies: 11
Views: 631

Re: "CZ Hammer Classic" Side-by-side Scattergun

Does the hammer double have a separate safety or do the uncocked hammers act as such? I wonder about using it as a grouse gun. Seems like it would take too long to cock the hammer when the grouse is flushed and heading into the bush. I can slip the safety off as I'm lifting my hammerless so it's qu...
by Trailboss
Mon May 02, 2022 12:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "CZ Hammer Classic" Side-by-side Scattergun
Replies: 11
Views: 631

Re: "CZ Hammer Classic" Side-by-side Scattergun

I have a sxs 12 hammerless with double triggers, coach gun. Auto safety. Does the hammer double have a separate safety or do the uncocked hammers act as such? I wonder about using it as a grouse gun. Seems like it would take too long to cock the hammer when the grouse is flushed and heading into the...
by Trailboss
Fri Apr 22, 2022 1:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grizzlies and the 30-30
Replies: 165
Views: 49317

Re: Grizzlies and the 30-30

Some good thoughts and memories shared here. It's good to use what works for you. Early in my days I shot quite a few bear with 30-30, 32 Win and 300 Savage. I seldom got a chance to make a perfect shot, most often shooting through timber and at a quartering animals. For bear weighing 500+ pounds, t...
by Trailboss
Sat Apr 09, 2022 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A rule I hadn't heard but wish I had heard and obeyed...
Replies: 21
Views: 1225

Re: A rule I hadn't heard but wish I had heard and obeyed...

Doc AJ, the fella you speak of sounds pretty smart. I've been unable to follow his advise but have tried to do so. I have a certain number of dedicated rounds for every firearm I own but less than he recommended. My ammo reserve is based on the number of rounds reserved for each firearm so that I ca...
by Trailboss
Sun Mar 20, 2022 5:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old Primers
Replies: 13
Views: 618

Re: Old Primers

jb,

I have a red brick of the Remingtons from the 1970's. Very good primers.
by Trailboss
Tue Mar 08, 2022 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: People have lost their minds
Replies: 32
Views: 1716

Re: People have lost their minds

I've recently come into enough money that I can purchase any firearms or other stuff that I wish with almost no limit. Since it happened, I haven't purchased anything. I already have a few quality firearms, none of which are valuable, but all of which are good hunters. My 18 year old pickup runs wel...
by Trailboss
Sun Mar 06, 2022 8:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: People have lost their minds
Replies: 32
Views: 1716

Re: People have lost their minds

Hello good friend and seller of item. I am Abdule Wanabibue, I win your item and am send you a Certified Bank Check from the prestigious and trusted National Bank of Benin. I send you the full amount and $5000 extra. You please cash and send the extra cash to me along with my win. On the day after y...
by Trailboss
Fri Mar 04, 2022 3:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Win 92, where oh where?
Replies: 44
Views: 2044

Re: Win 92, where oh where?

I have two Rossi 92s that get the most use. An old 38/357 and a 480 Ruger. Both have been slicked up and tuned to perfection and are a delight to shoot. An original 92 would be nice, but wouldn't be as much fun for me. My enjoyment comes from shooting rather than having. If I don't shoot it, it's go...
by Trailboss
Wed Feb 23, 2022 4:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: heart attack scare
Replies: 18
Views: 934

Re: heart attack scare

mickbr wrote:
Wed Feb 23, 2022 3:47 am
No he is unvaccinated, like myself.
Ok, same as myself. I had my first heart attack when I was 50, caused by stress. A change of lifestyle and it's now been 16 years. My doctor says heart disease is 50% genetic and 50% stress. I'm still higher risk but keep my stress levels low.
by Trailboss
Wed Feb 23, 2022 3:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: heart attack scare
Replies: 18
Views: 934

Re: heart attack scare

Not intending to stir up anything but just wondering, was he vaccinated? How recently?
by Trailboss
Wed Feb 16, 2022 3:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayer Request for Bill Falin
Replies: 12
Views: 653

Re: Prayer Request for Bill Falin

Praying now
by Trailboss
Tue Feb 08, 2022 2:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 32 special ammo
Replies: 29
Views: 1800

Re: Winchester 32 special ammo

I've been loading for the 32WS for about 30 years and have killed lots of deer and a few bear with it. Been loading for the 38-55 for the past 10 years. I cast for both calibers and use 30-30 cases resized for both. I don't bother to pickup my casings as I have so many extra 30-30, no need to recycl...
by Trailboss
Mon Feb 07, 2022 2:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 32 special ammo
Replies: 29
Views: 1800

Re: Winchester 32 special ammo

Can anyone tell me where to find Winchester 32 special ammo I just inherited Model 94 from 1955 It appears out of stock at most places. This outfit has them instock but the price is 4x what I used to see. https://greenacressporting.com/product/remington-ammunition-21489-core-lokt-32-win-special-170...
by Trailboss
Tue Feb 01, 2022 2:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Model 92 in 480 Ruger
Replies: 12
Views: 869

Re: Model 92 in 480 Ruger

I got a few boxes of factory ammo with it, and was a little surprised that they were all 325 grain bullets. I cast 350’s and 380/400 HP/solid combo bullets, I want to try. Some fun to look forward to, once I can walk thru the more than knee deep snow on my range. I must have at least 16 boxes of fa...
by Trailboss
Thu Jan 27, 2022 1:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Model 92 in 480 Ruger
Replies: 12
Views: 869

Re: Model 92 in 480 Ruger

Bearskinner, I've owned and carried a Rossi 480R for a few years now. Shot multiple black bear, multiple deer and a mountain lion. All went down quickly with the bullet passing clean through but leaving a decent sized hole. I feel confident that the 480 will take any game on the American Continent w...
by Trailboss
Wed Jan 05, 2022 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: current ammo situation?
Replies: 28
Views: 1773

Re: current ammo situation?

...Heck I’ve got enough home cast bullets to load probably thirty thousand 444’s . I don't understand the reasoning behind this. A 444 will be a lever action or single shot, I seriously doubt that a person could fire 30,000 rounds in a lifetime. After all, it's a big game hunting round. Not critici...
by Trailboss
Thu Dec 16, 2021 1:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's the lowest price you paid...
Replies: 29
Views: 2559

Re: What's the lowest price you paid...

I still have a few 200 round plastic bulk boxes of CCI Mini Mag that I purchased back in the late 1970s, price on them is $1.99. Have 20 boxes of Winchester Super X .22 in hundred round boxes that I paid $1.99 for. More expensive than the CCI was but we thought it must be better ammo. I probably sho...
by Trailboss
Thu Dec 09, 2021 3:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Score 170 gr Winchester Silvertip .30-30 ammo
Replies: 19
Views: 1866

Re: Score 170 gr Winchester Silvertip .30-30 ammo

I found a box the other day that had 9 left in it. Probably enough to last the rest of my life. I have plenty of other stuff if I run low. D I've always considered a rifle without ammo to be little more than a club. I pay too much for my rifles for them to become non-firearms so I keep a supply of ...
by Trailboss
Wed Dec 08, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94 barrel replacement question
Replies: 8
Views: 809

Re: Winchester 94 barrel replacement question

Wow, this forum does not disappoint. Thank you all for sharing your knowledge and experience. My rifle is a pre-64, and the serial number of 146,XXX puts it at 1898. I thought about getting a liner put in but it is rough on the exterior too. The front Dovetail sight cut was done poorly and it has s...
by Trailboss
Wed Nov 24, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Win 94 1901 Octagon .38-55
Replies: 13
Views: 806

Re: Win 94 1901 Octagon .38-55

^^^^ So this would negatively affect the value of the rifle, since its been modified? Unfortunately yes. The rifle will not be of interest to collectors since it's no longer original. However, the rifle is a desirable caliber and in usable condition and so would be of interest to a hunter at a hunt...
by Trailboss
Tue Nov 23, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Win 94 1901 Octagon .38-55
Replies: 13
Views: 806

Re: Win 94 1901 Octagon .38-55

I snapped a few more pics, there is definitely some marks under the barrel near the muzzle. It does not appear to me that the barrel has been cut down, but I am far from an expert. Thanks for the help, guys. The barrel crown looks original but the magazine has been cut down and the dovetail filled....
by Trailboss
Mon Nov 22, 2021 3:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Decision To Open Carry In A Riot
Replies: 17
Views: 1426

Re: The Decision To Open Carry In A Riot

Open carry worked well for a group of asians who were on the roof of their store during a riot. If I remember correctly there were around 10-12 all armed with rifles. Looking down on the riot with rifles in full view. The rioters took one look and walked past their store to smash and loot the next o...
by Trailboss
Fri Nov 19, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Social use of the .30-30
Replies: 55
Views: 6447

Re: Social use of the .30-30

wvfarrier wrote:
Fri Nov 19, 2021 4:42 pm
My Handloaded barnes 150 tsx-fn makes a deer look like a hand grenade went off inside it
That doesn't sound good, must be lots of meat ruined.
by Trailboss
Tue Oct 12, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Component Availability.....
Replies: 30
Views: 6422

Re: Component Availability.....

I laid in a lot of primers after the last time we did this. But yesterday, I ordered a case of 10 pounds of Unique from Bruno Shooters Supply in Arizona. The only place I could find that had it and would allow me to order a significant amount (to spread out the hazmat fee). I'm thinking that this i...
by Trailboss
Sun Sep 19, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If you could have just one 92 ...
Replies: 66
Views: 5553

Re: If you could have just one 92 ...

Bill in Oregon wrote:
Sun Sep 19, 2021 5:59 pm
I live in elk, bear and oryx country, hence my preference for the heavier blow ...
Bill, sounds like the 480 Ruger in a Rossi 92 would be perfect for you. I wish Rossi would make em again.
by Trailboss
Tue Sep 14, 2021 2:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scat ID requested
Replies: 16
Views: 1386

Re: Scat ID requested

Bear
by Trailboss
Fri Sep 10, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What was the first gun you bought?
Replies: 81
Views: 7406

Re: What was the first gun you bought?

My first handgun was a single shot Savage model 101. I was 13 years old and didn't need my parents permission. I paid $15 for the Savage NIB and they threw in a box of SuperX 22 shells. Shot a lot of rabbits that summer.
by Trailboss
Sun Sep 05, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester model 94
Replies: 3
Views: 613

Re: Winchester model 94

$300
by Trailboss
Sun Aug 29, 2021 1:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: well I went and did it, 480 ruger carbine
Replies: 56
Views: 4784

Re: well I went and did it, 480 ruger carbine

My favorite CCI 350 Magnum Large Pistol primer
by Trailboss
Wed Aug 25, 2021 2:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Now that the statute of limitations has passed
Replies: 23
Views: 2480

Re: Now that the statute of limitations has passed

I had 5 brothers and Indian (feather) neighbors so started hunting with a bolt action 22 at age 6. Squirrels, cotton tails, coyote, wild dogs and deer were all fair game. In those days I purchased 22 shells individually from an open box at the local gas station. Bought my first pistol at age 11, a S...
by Trailboss
Fri Aug 20, 2021 1:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FREE TO THE FIRST WHO WANTS 'EM
Replies: 46
Views: 3294

Re: FREE TO THE FIRST WHO WANTS 'EM

JimT wrote:
Thu Aug 19, 2021 6:33 pm
Trailboss wrote:
Thu Aug 19, 2021 6:17 pm
Jim, would you be able to squeeze em all into a flat rate USPS box?
2.JPG Say what?
Yea, I didn't think so, I'll have to pass. :)
by Trailboss
Thu Aug 19, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FREE TO THE FIRST WHO WANTS 'EM
Replies: 46
Views: 3294

Re: FREE TO THE FIRST WHO WANTS 'EM

Jim, would you be able to squeeze em all into a flat rate USPS box?
by Trailboss
Tue Aug 17, 2021 11:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: well I went and did it, 480 ruger carbine
Replies: 56
Views: 4784

Re: well I went and did it, 480 ruger carbine

I see a couple of 480 owners on this thread. :) I was wondering if anyone had any good loads. Also wondered if anyone had any fullhouse loads chronied? Just curious as to what they case can do. Mick, I haven't chronographed my loads and I don't really have any hot loads but here is my favorite. It ...
by Trailboss
Sun Aug 15, 2021 6:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Proposed Hunting/Fishing Ban in Oregon?
Replies: 7
Views: 691

Re: Proposed Hunting/Fishing Ban in Oregon?

I chuckle when a liberal posts online about a wild animal eating their kitty or puppy. They are horrified that such things can happen. It's interesting how they suddenly advocate killing something.
by Trailboss
Fri Aug 13, 2021 3:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94 in 32 spl.
Replies: 69
Views: 3746

Re: Winchester 94 in 32 spl.

I have an original 32 Winchester single cavity mold in 160 grain. It was manufactured 1895-1900. All this talk got me excited to pull the mold and cast up a few hundred leads. Then it's time to work up a good load. My current 32 win reloads are with Speer 170gn flatnose jacketed.
by Trailboss
Tue Aug 10, 2021 5:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: well I went and did it, 480 ruger carbine
Replies: 56
Views: 4784

Re: well I went and did it, 480 ruger carbine

Congrats Mick, the 480 Ruger is my favorite cartridge. It's like lobbing hammers down range. Ranch Dog made some awesome 480 R molds, even a six cavity one. A large flat nose, weight around 390 grain.