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by samsi
Wed Dec 01, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Loading 45 Colt based on Paco's writings
Replies: 11
Views: 670

Re: Loading 45 Colt based on Paco's writings

I messed up my shoulder in a motorcycle wreck during my first mid-life crisis, 16-17 years ago. Chiropractic and a massage therapist restored full range of motion, but I still couldn't tolerate any recoil for a couple years. I switched to a .280 from an '06 for my hunting for a while, and use a PACT...
by samsi
Wed Dec 01, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fun Shots With A Sixgun
Replies: 14
Views: 368

Re: Fun Shots With A Sixgun

Fun stuff. I know that I've done the upside down trick a time or two with a .22 but don't believe that I've ever done it with a centerfire of any flavor - maybe next range trip. My dad's favorite trick shot was the over-the-shoulder with a mirror thing.
by samsi
Wed Dec 01, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need new holsters or larger pockets
Replies: 17
Views: 1599

Re: Need new holsters or larger pockets

Very cool, I hope to run across an affordable Fitz...someday. In the meantime I've got a ratty Brazilian K-22 knockoff that I'm thinking about doing the Fitz treatment on one of these days.
by samsi
Thu Nov 25, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Ruger New Model Grip
Replies: 16
Views: 410

Re: The Ruger New Model Grip

That would probably look pretty good too - 'looks good, feels good". I end up with a lot of "looks bad, feels good", but it's better than looks bad, feels bad. 😁
by samsi
Thu Nov 25, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Ruger New Model Grip
Replies: 16
Views: 410

Re: The Ruger New Model Grip

I've got one of the Lipsey's 45 Flattop convertibles, which have a steel version of the OM frame. Great gun but a bit hefty with the steel frame. I decided to try an aluminum NM frame just too lighten it up a bit. The serious load I'd settled on, 45-270-SAA over HS6, was distinctly less pleasant tha...
by samsi
Wed Nov 24, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: American Bulldog Experiment Candidate #2
Replies: 28
Views: 458

Re: American Bulldog Experiment Candidate #2

That's pretty sporty, I like it. Sarge, if it's the XR3-RED grip frame you're talking about, I totally agree. Objectively, seems to me that it puts the balance way out front while managing to make recoil worse than with the old Colt SAA-dimensioned frame. On the other hand, I like the NM trigger, go...
by samsi
Wed Nov 24, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Uberti 1886 Hunter Lite Rifle
Replies: 15
Views: 445

Re: Uberti 1886 Hunter Lite Rifle

I was just eyeballing those a couple weeks ago, seems an attractive alternative to a genuine 1886EL. I had an original '86 in 45-90 that had been cut down to Short Rifle configuration at some point. It handled nice but was quite the flamethrower with BP loads.
by samsi
Fri Nov 19, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Social use of the .30-30
Replies: 55
Views: 1525

Re: Social use of the .30-30

It's a bit embarrassing to admit in this venue, but I never owned a '94 carbine in .30-30 myself until they stopped production in 2007(?). There was a 64 Deluxe, but other than that I was mainly a '92 and sometimes 1886 guy. That all started to change when someone pointed out that the old trienta-tr...
by samsi
Mon Nov 15, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do you make your chili?
Replies: 36
Views: 927

Re: How do you make your chili?

I've probably never made chili the same way twice, some pretty good, others not so much. My late ex-MIL who was an Arizona native, and whose family moved here from Texas not long after statehood, claimed (none too politely) that my chili wasn't chili at all, but some kind of bean soup. It almost hur...
by samsi
Mon Nov 15, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An early snake load for revolvers
Replies: 13
Views: 358

Re: An early snake load for revolvers

Interesting, though they look a bit fragile. How does one carry spare ammo in the field? I'm guessing that simply tossing a few into your pocket is not an option.
by samsi
Mon Nov 15, 2021 9:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Still having trouble shooting the Redhawk--RESOLVED!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 677

Re: Still having trouble shooting the Redhawk

Scott Tschirhart wrote:
Sun Nov 14, 2021 9:32 pm
I tried the Hogues and saw no difference. So I dug deep and found these. Dry firing they feel more solid in my hand. Won’t know till I get back out to the ranch.
That's the ticket. Hope they work out as well for you as they do for me.
by samsi
Sun Nov 14, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Still having trouble shooting the Redhawk--RESOLVED!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 677

Re: Still having trouble shooting the Redhawk

I used Hogues on the RH back in the 90's, and I think that I picked them up after initially thinking that the Pachmayrs were too large. They were okay, though a little on the narrow side for me. After those I used Butler Creeks before going full circle back to the Pachmayrs. I was at Gary Reeder's l...
by samsi
Sun Nov 14, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Still having trouble shooting the Redhawk--RESOLVED!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 677

Re: Still having trouble shooting the Redhawk

Are you gripping the piece with a "heel index" as with a single action (plowhandle) grip? For me, I find that a heel index doesn't work well with the Redhawk, too much inconsistency shot to shot. It's a large gun with the thrust/bore line high above the grip, more so than an N frame. I have the Pach...
by samsi
Fri Oct 22, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Rossi
Replies: 8
Views: 657

Re: New Rossi

Well, it's not as hideous as what I expected when I clicked the link, that's something. I'd be curious to try one with the dot sight.
by samsi
Fri Oct 22, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remington Model 11
Replies: 19
Views: 870

Re: Remington Model 11

Congrats. Mine was made in '22 and still runs 100%, accounted for a few doves last month. Yours looks a bit nicer than mine.
by samsi
Tue Oct 19, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 5.5" redhawk article
Replies: 42
Views: 4195

Re: 5.5" redhawk article

Thanks Scott, I'll look into those.
by samsi
Tue Oct 19, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 5.5" redhawk article
Replies: 42
Views: 4195

Re: 5.5" redhawk article

What make is the slime green front sight? I think that I could get along with that.
by samsi
Sat Oct 16, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RCBS 45-270-SAA loads quandary
Replies: 37
Views: 11184

Re: RCBS 45-270-SAA loads quandary

The 12.5 HS-6 with the Scoville bullet mentioned early on in this thread has been a winner for me, having used it in both Blackhawks and a 625. In the Ruger Only flavor, 10.0 of Universal (from the Pearce/Handloader writeups) also shot well in my Blackhawk. Going back to the mention of Power Pistol,...
by samsi
Sat Oct 16, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 5.5" redhawk article
Replies: 42
Views: 4195

Re: 5.5" redhawk article

I sometimes use Auto Rim +P data in Cowboy Special brass, those are a lot of fun.
by samsi
Thu Oct 14, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 5.5" redhawk article
Replies: 42
Views: 4195

Re: 5.5" redhawk article

Yes, it's one of those from the first batch of 45's around Y2k. Picked it up secondhand/used in '04, probably should've been suspicious as it was relatively cheap.
by samsi
Thu Oct 14, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HEP! I NEED HEP! with a bullet puller
Replies: 20
Views: 1335

Re: HEP! I NEED HEP! with a bullet puller

Depending on the ogive curve/diameter a .45 collet might work. I've gotten away with using the .30 cal on 8mm's, though the difference is only about .020 not .050.
by samsi
Thu Oct 14, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 5.5" redhawk article
Replies: 42
Views: 4195

Re: 5.5" redhawk article

I've had a couple Redhawks over the years, the blue 7.5" and stainless 5.5" .44's were both great shooters. My current one is a stainless 5.5 in 45 Colt that had to have been built on a Monday morning or Friday afternoon, as it has more than one malady. Tight throats (two at .450" before reaming), l...
by samsi
Wed Oct 06, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1895 Russian Contract
Replies: 14
Views: 652

Re: Winchester 1895 Russian Contract

Last one I saw was in a local shop 2-3 years ago. It was maybe a little better than that one in the auction...$1700, probably should have grabbed it.
by samsi
Fri Sep 10, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Time Travel Advertisments
Replies: 32
Views: 1269

Re: Time Travel Advertisments

Saw the one with "I've only done this once before"...somewhere before? (maybe I was time traveling too) Still cracks me up though.
by samsi
Fri Sep 10, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "But These Fokkers..."
Replies: 15
Views: 810

Re: "But These Fokkers..."

This thread got me thinking (not always a dangerous thing) that I have another Bader book around the house, gifted to me a few years ago: Bader, The Man and His Men. Published in 1990 by Arms and Armour, it goes into greater detail of individual air campaigns and development of tactics. Forgot I had...
by samsi
Thu Sep 09, 2021 11:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "But These Fokkers..."
Replies: 15
Views: 810

Re: "But These Fokkers..."

I recall that Bader's "attempted aerobatics" that resulted in the crash was a slow roll started at an altitude of 30 feet. He was quite a hotshot, and a hothead at times. I read the book in High School, along with The Colditz Story, The Great Escape, Stanford-Tuck's Fly For Your Life and little know...
by samsi
Wed Sep 08, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I drove out to Del Rio this morning to visit with the Sheriff
Replies: 15
Views: 724

Re: I drove out to Del Rio this morning to visit with the Sheriff

Piller, years ago another fellow on Marlinowners , I split a Midway order of 1,000 ; 405 gr Rem bullets (45/70). I still have quite a bunch of them. Anyway, my present load is a bit warm (50 gr H322), so I need to work up a bit milder hunting load. My Marlin 45/70 shoots the tightest groups with RL...
by samsi
Wed Sep 08, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I drove out to Del Rio this morning to visit with the Sheriff
Replies: 15
Views: 724

Re: I drove out to Del Rio this morning to visit with the Sheriff

I worked in Del Rio back in '96-97 and have heard about the changes. Only recall eating at Crosby's once, the crowd I hung with preferred Johnny's. I do remember a shooting in the alley while we were leaving one night, so it wasn't all happiness and light even then. Used to make a quick run into Acu...
by samsi
Sun Aug 29, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite SA revolver(s) for packing
Replies: 50
Views: 1972

Re: Favorite SA revolver(s) for packing

My first one was an original large frame Vaquero .44 that I bobbed to 4", round butted and scalloped the recoil shield & loading gate. Made it smaller and handier, but it still wasn't light. Lipsey's made me retire that one when they brought us the .44 Special Flattop. Mine got a SBH hammer and alum...
by samsi
Thu Aug 05, 2021 11:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pig Party
Replies: 13
Views: 587

Re: Pig Party

Enjoyable story, thanks. Over the past few years we had a pair of roadrunners prowling the area around the shop at work. They came to be known as The Brothers and it was fun watching them hunt, they really seem to be small velociraptors. After a while they got pretty comfortable around the place - I...
by samsi
Thu Aug 05, 2021 11:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chronographing Handloaded .22 Rimfires
Replies: 15
Views: 604

Re: Chronographing Handloaded .22 Rimfires

Interesting stuff, I'm especially looking forward to the results with Unique. As a kid growing up in Northern Minnesota, most of my .22 ammo came from the Holiday Station. They had their own brand of ammo (manufactured by Dominion in Canada) and I remember it being loaded with Unique - didn't know a...
by samsi
Tue Jul 06, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When did this happen? 348 Winchester bullets
Replies: 7
Views: 611

Re: When did this happen? 348 Winchester bullets

Yep, about the same time they discontinued the 220 grain .375. Can't help with the .348, but Vollmer makes a 220/375 that's the spittin' image of the Hornady. My own episode with this type of situation was some years back after I loaded the last of my Speer half-jacket 44 bullets. I stopped at a sho...
by samsi
Wed Jun 23, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Flying Circus" image
Replies: 14
Views: 714

Re: "Flying Circus" image

Back in the the 20th Century I knew an FAA guy who built a Fokker replica. His bosses at the FAA made it clear that they considered it extremely inappropriate that a Federal Airworthiness Inspector was flying around in an experimental triplane, so he grudgingly sold it. He did have an enormous poste...
by samsi
Wed Jun 23, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I am looking for a .22 Long Rifle carry pistol.
Replies: 38
Views: 966

Re: I am looking for a .22 Long Rifle carry pistol.

Shucks, Jim. I had a Jennings at Holiday I'd have given you if I'd known. Needs a bit of tuning up (had a hiccup or two each magazine full) but I was scaring the 100 meter rams with it when it went bang - more accurate than it has a right to be. This reminded me that I have a Jennings in the bottom...
by samsi
Wed Jun 23, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 300 yard rocks with .44 Special sixgun
Replies: 19
Views: 565

Re: 300 yard rocks with .44 Special sixgun

That load is quite a bit in a light gun like that. But that bullet carries really well at long range. That's the thing that still makes me scratch my head, how well the Keith bullet flies at extended range - especially when you compare it's BC to the average rifle bullet. As much as I like a 45 Col...
by samsi
Mon May 24, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PO Ackley 1885 Winchester
Replies: 11
Views: 925

Re: PO Ackley 1885 Winchester

That's a pretty neat one alright, but I'm a High Wall fan to begin with, so there's that...
by samsi
Mon May 24, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Facvorite Rossi
Replies: 26
Views: 1965

Re: My Facvorite Rossi

In spit of "needing" one, I've never managed to grab a Rossi .357. I do have a .44 mag, picked up 20 years back that has required a good amount of cursing and massaging to get it to a state of "pretty okay". A buddy of mine had a 357 about 30 years ago, and shooting that was my first clue that 357 f...
by samsi
Fri May 21, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I understand that a lot of people are returning...
Replies: 17
Views: 2981

Re: I understand that a lot of people are returning...

I too was surprised to see a Hobie post, also shocked that I remembered my password after 4 years! I'll try not wait another 4 until next post...
by samsi
Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 45 Colt Blackhawk Max PSI Question
Replies: 24
Views: 3897

Re: 45 Colt Blackhawk Max PSI Question

JdeF, I think you're on the right track regarding ideas on pressure for the 45. I've only been playing with the Colt cartridge for about 14 years, with around 30 years of pulling the trigger on various 44 mags. The majority of my Colt loads these days are in the 22-25k range. There's plenty of perfo...
by samsi
Sun Feb 07, 2016 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1895 blow ups?
Replies: 14
Views: 1656

Re: Winchester 1895 blow ups?

Is it fact or fiction that the 95 action eventually stretches ? I think the '95 receiver is actually a bit too elastic, hence the change from the early flatside configuration on them, but bolt setback is the bigger problem. I had a 1912 vintage 1895 in 30'06 for a number of years. I thought the '95...
by samsi
Sun Feb 07, 2016 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Revisiting Various Loading Presses
Replies: 36
Views: 2684

Re: Revisiting Various Loading Presses

I came to the same solution as Griff. Two Dillion 550's, one set for small primers and one set for large primers. Swap out the shell plates and change tool head. About five minutes to get every thing changed and then load. I don't think I will ever wear one out and you can make a pile of ammo prett...
by samsi
Sat Sep 05, 2015 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rossi 92 44 Magnum Bore
Replies: 17
Views: 2599

Re: Rossi 92 44 Magnum Bore

It's been years since I slugged mine but I recall it was around .430-.431" - older production though, think they tightened them up sometime after mine was made.

Even with the big bore mine will shoot commercial 240gr. hardcast SWC's (most are .429") well if you hit 'em in the rear with H110.
by samsi
Wed Jul 01, 2009 11:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT - Favorite pocket knife and why?
Replies: 75
Views: 5060

Re: OT - Favorite pocket knife and why?

GOLDEN, COLORADO
U.S.A. EARTH

I don't know why, but that's always cracked me up. Easily amused I guess.
by samsi
Wed Jul 01, 2009 11:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT - Favorite pocket knife and why?
Replies: 75
Views: 5060

Re: OT - Favorite pocket knife and why?

Dunno that I'd go so far as brilliant, but the ergonomics are excellent, and I like a drop point with a bit of belly. I did have to rework the edge bevels, but that's probably more personal preference than anything else.
by samsi
Wed Jul 01, 2009 11:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT - Favorite pocket knife and why?
Replies: 75
Views: 5060

Re: OT - Favorite pocket knife and why?

mescalero1 wrote:Ah,
another Native user, thought I was the only one.
I'm a bit of a knife junkie, but the Native is a favorite. For a relatively inexpensive knife, it's held up to a lot of abuse over the last 10 years.

I think I'd really like a fixed blade made with the same profile.
by samsi
Wed Jul 01, 2009 11:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Uncomfortable" experiences in the outdoors...
Replies: 53
Views: 3768

Re: "Uncomfortable" experiences in the outdoors...

Noah, I've heard of similar happenings myself, but thankfully haven't experienced one personally. In addition to PA, I've heard of strange things in Oklahoma, northern Arizona and New Mexico as well. I believe there's a Navajo word for them, though I don't recall it at the moment.
by samsi
Wed Jul 01, 2009 10:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT - Favorite pocket knife and why?
Replies: 75
Views: 5060

Re: OT - Favorite pocket knife and why?

Hatchett - what is the second blade for - never got it. I think it's called a spey blade, might've spelled that wrong, but around these parts they're known to be used to make li'l bulls into steers. I usually carry 2 knives, a yellow handled Case Trapper or an old Ulster along with a Syderco Native...
by samsi
Sat Jun 13, 2009 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mexican Revolutionaries on another forum - Charles & others
Replies: 11
Views: 1047

Re: Mexican Revolutionaries on another forum - Charles & others

I've always found it to be quite interesting myself. Years ago I picked up a book, Uniforms and Equipment of the Last Campaign. 1916. It details virtually every item used by U.S. forces involved in the Villa expedition period - good stuff. I live only an hour or so from Naco, AZ. the town mistakenly...
by samsi
Fri May 29, 2009 11:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Texas Ranger Museum..??
Replies: 19
Views: 2206

Re: Texas Ranger Museum..??

I stopped by there back in '97, thought "maybe they'll have some neat guns..."

As I was walking around, I overheard a soccer mom type say disappointedly, "it's nothing but guns" - and I was thinking "it's more wonderful than I ever would've imagined". :D
by samsi
Tue Mar 17, 2009 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your next caliber?
Replies: 44
Views: 2935

Re: Your next caliber?

With ammo & component prices/availability the way they are, I've been shooting a lot (well, not a lot - I'm hardly shooting these days) of .22 & .38 Special (3.5 Bullseye = 2000 rds per lb.) - but I don't recall the last time I pulled the trigger on a "real" rifle. I'm considering picking up a .223 ...