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by CowboyTutt
Sat Jun 25, 2022 12:17 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Might be a rough night for some folks
Replies: 6
Views: 131

Re: Might be a rough night for some folks

I agree it will be rough couple of days. Not a good reflection on our country. -Tutt
by CowboyTutt
Fri Jun 24, 2022 3:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Roe vs Wade: Life gets some support finally!
Replies: 19
Views: 338

Re: Roe vs Wade: Life gets some support finally!

Ginsburg herself thought it was judicial over-reach but you won't hear that in the mainstream news.

https://www.law.uchicago.edu/news/justi ... hool-visit

Thanks Scott!

-Tutt
by CowboyTutt
Fri Jun 24, 2022 2:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unbelievable moment in Ukraine war!!
Replies: 13
Views: 374

Unbelievable moment in Ukraine war!!

You can't make this stuff up!!!! Unbelievable!!!! -Tutt https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IwqmezeSuQ "DRAMATIC video captures the moment a Russian surface-to-air missile system fires on itself in a bizarre malfunction. In the footage, the missile can be seen shooting into the sky - before turning mid...
by CowboyTutt
Fri Jun 24, 2022 2:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Roe vs Wade: Life gets some support finally!
Replies: 19
Views: 338

Roe vs Wade: Life gets some support finally!

Well, I'm surprised no one else has posted it already and you would have to be dead to not heard the news already, but Roe vs Wade was finally over-turned and abortion laws returned to the states. Justice Alito was very concise in his majority opinion, and his rebuttal to the 3 dissenting liberal ju...
by CowboyTutt
Thu Jun 23, 2022 4:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm not new...HONEST
Replies: 24
Views: 474

Re: I'm not new...HONEST

Very grateful for our moderators here and the work they do, thank you guys! -Tutt
by CowboyTutt
Thu Jun 23, 2022 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HUGE 2A Win
Replies: 15
Views: 309

Re: HUGE 2A Win

Hoping that helps us in Commiefornia! -Tutt
by CowboyTutt
Tue Jun 21, 2022 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT Honda Ridgeline
Replies: 30
Views: 439

Re: OT Honda Ridgeline

Diesels no go, cost of fuel prohibitive right now. Grand Cherokees much cheaper right now, much cheaper than trucks. Worth looking into too. i could not afford a used truck, Grand Cherokee was much cheaper, same drive train, maybe better ride. Way cheaper! -Tutt
by CowboyTutt
Sun Jun 19, 2022 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For Jim T.
Replies: 3
Views: 145

Re: For Jim T.

Well, in another sort of irony, I just found this. The background story is a good professional friend of mine, now also in SoCal where I will be soon, her husband was a good friend of Kris Kristofferson. Kris came to visit my friend's husband after his bypass surgery. My Dad used to love Kris K's al...
by CowboyTutt
Sun Jun 19, 2022 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For Jim T.
Replies: 3
Views: 145

For Jim T.

Sadly, Jim could not make it to the Shootist Holiday this year, family first as always. Jim is always trying to keep me on the path of God's Love and honoring Christian beliefs. I came across this today as I was in a "singing" sort of mood and I could not remember all the lyrics so I looked it up an...
by CowboyTutt
Sun Jun 19, 2022 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some interesting cast bullet offerings
Replies: 19
Views: 661

Re: Some interesting cast bullet offerings

Like I need another experiment.

Laughed my a*se off on that one, know the feeling! More things to try and report back, maybe after I have moved and set up new reloading bench?

-Tutt
by CowboyTutt
Sun Jun 19, 2022 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First try with TiteGroup
Replies: 24
Views: 629

Re: First try with TiteGroup

If you want some "recoil fun" try some Long Shot! LOL :D

https://www.1911forum.com/threads/longs ... lt.670985/

Glad your having some shooting fun! I'm wrapping up work this week. Then packing to move and giving away tons of stuff. Yuck. :cry:

-Tutt
by CowboyTutt
Sat Jun 18, 2022 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some interesting cast bullet offerings
Replies: 19
Views: 661

Re: Some interesting cast bullet offerings

I went through Jason at Aria Ballistic Engineering who has a long working relationship with them, but we are also still awaiting my parts. Everything is jammed up right now. ABE has stopped taking custom work and Gary Reeder is not taking any new work either. I didn't get a response from Jeff Ault a...
by CowboyTutt
Sat Jun 18, 2022 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some interesting cast bullet offerings
Replies: 19
Views: 661

Re: Some interesting cast bullet offerings

LOL :lol:

http://www.mahovskysmetalife.com/

His nickel boron plating. Its super slick. -Tutt
by CowboyTutt
Sat Jun 18, 2022 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some interesting cast bullet offerings
Replies: 19
Views: 661

Re: Some interesting cast bullet offerings

The bullets and die did arrive. Very impressed by both. The bullets are a glossy purple black color with a copper gas check. Very attractive. The LFN profile may even work for long range target shooting. I'm so impressed I ordered another 250 of them and already received a confirmation email. Sadly,...
by CowboyTutt
Tue Jun 14, 2022 7:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some interesting cast bullet offerings
Replies: 19
Views: 661

Re: Some interesting cast bullet offerings

They posted a shipping email to me today, including the 250 400 grain cast lead bullets in .416 caliber, and in a separate order, their Universal Big Bore Expanding die. So I guess they are still in business and fulfilling orders. There was no response to my placement of an order, but the shipping a...
by CowboyTutt
Mon Jun 13, 2022 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Win vs Rem vs Starline brass?
Replies: 10
Views: 355

Re: Win vs Rem vs Starline brass?

I'm with Griff, I don't think your going to see any significant difference for most pistol cartridges between manufacturers. There is one way to check water capacity that is pretty easy to do if you have a digital scale. 1. Weigh an empty case and write it down. 2. Zero the scale with the case on it...
by CowboyTutt
Sun Jun 12, 2022 6:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First try with TiteGroup
Replies: 24
Views: 629

Re: First try with TiteGroup

The Longshot loads with the custom 400 grain bullet were between 800-900 fps IIRC. I might even have the data somewhere, but Mic does, you can ask him about it when you see him. I think you should. He is traveling today and will be gone for 2 weeks. But Longshot has probably the best uniformity of a...
by CowboyTutt
Sun Jun 12, 2022 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First try with TiteGroup
Replies: 24
Views: 629

Re: First try with TiteGroup

Jim, you are probably traveling today and will be busy for a week, but Mic and Friends used Longshot powder (usually for shotguns) in a low speed 454 Casull load with Mic's custom 400 grain bullet to astonishing chronograph results. Some of the lowest SD'S and ES's I have ever seen! -Tutt
by CowboyTutt
Sat Jun 11, 2022 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Care package from Mic McPherson
Replies: 3
Views: 224

Re: Care package from Mic McPherson

Lots of good information there Scott! Hope you find time to read some of it. Mic and Jim W and Jim T are off to the Shootist Holiday, so we won't be hearing
from them next week I think. But glad they will be having a good time! -Tutt
by CowboyTutt
Sat Jun 11, 2022 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First try with TiteGroup
Replies: 24
Views: 629

Re: First try with TiteGroup

Scott, its really, really hard for me to remove myself from the "maximum velocity" group of thinking. Just my mind does not currently work that way. For the velocities you are looking at, any number of powders would work just fine. I cannot adapt to this idea. I only know that you will find success ...
by CowboyTutt
Wed Jun 08, 2022 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Boge on the Ruger Marlin 45-70 Trapper!
Replies: 7
Views: 440

Re: Boge on the Ruger Marlin 45-70 Trapper!

I loved and miss Jeff. But I’m really happy that Boge is continuing this. I feel the same way about him. Great guys. This photo was taken at Gunsite a few years back. Scott, I agree that Boge has done an exceptional job of preserving GunBlast.com. Some slight differences between the two brothers. O...
by CowboyTutt
Mon Jun 06, 2022 10:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First try with TiteGroup
Replies: 24
Views: 629

Re: First try with TiteGroup

I tend to think think that Alliant Power Pistol might yield superior results and burn cleaner, but while I have some, have not tried it yet. But it's the "go to" powder for 10 MM according to Quick Load and the other proprietary powders are not available there and probably never will be for propriet...
by CowboyTutt
Mon Jun 06, 2022 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Boge on the Ruger Marlin 45-70 Trapper!
Replies: 7
Views: 440

Boge on the Ruger Marlin 45-70 Trapper!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvMMVP0Lf2Y Boge has gotten as good or maybe even better than Jeff on his Gun Blast reviews and this is just another fine example of a very thorough review on his part. Honestly, I am suspecting that the action on the Ruger Marlin is superior to the Big Horn Armory gu...
by CowboyTutt
Mon Jun 06, 2022 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wing-protected aperture sight on my Rossi Model 92
Replies: 6
Views: 313

Re: Wing-protected aperture sight on my Rossi Model 92

Might be something here you can use, maybe not exactly what you want but very adjustable. Steve of Steve's Guns makes a peep that goes where the safety goes, not sure how adjustable it is though.

http://skinnersights.com/index.html

-Tutt
by CowboyTutt
Sun Jun 05, 2022 6:24 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Ted Cruz does it again!
Replies: 6
Views: 226

Ted Cruz does it again!

Ted is so articulate even when he is improvising, he just amazes me all the time. He graciously handed this Liberal student her butt stock. -Tutt

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvHHa_6zVxU
by CowboyTutt
Sat Jun 04, 2022 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I pulled a Tschirhart this morning!
Replies: 27
Views: 751

Re: I pulled a Tschirhart this morning!

I have moved away from using my Dillon 550 B (need to upgrade it t a "C" or sell it). When your messing around with a max load of 454 Casull, there is no margin for powder drop error. If your using a mechanical powder drop, you need to measure the variants in drop weight, and back down so you don't ...
by CowboyTutt
Sat Jun 04, 2022 3:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some interesting cast bullet offerings
Replies: 19
Views: 661

Re: Some interesting cast bullet offerings

I just placed an order with them for the .416 bullet. Hope they can deliver, little bit worried because of some anomalies with the website. -Tutt
by CowboyTutt
Sat Jun 04, 2022 12:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some interesting cast bullet offerings
Replies: 19
Views: 661

Re: Some interesting cast bullet offerings

Doc, for short range, and hunting, they will do fine. And the penetration will be outstanding. But for long range use, the WFNGC simply doesn't work from what I know.

-Tutt
by CowboyTutt
Sat Jun 04, 2022 12:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I pulled a Tschirhart this morning!
Replies: 27
Views: 751

Re: I pulled a Tschirhart this morning!

It's still amazing to me how sensitive these small cases with small loads of fast burning pistol powder can be Jim! Had some experience with a RCBS Digital Powder Charger that went crazy. I was loading 454 Casull rounds with it, using Lil'Gun I think. It already filled the case. Well, there came a p...
by CowboyTutt
Sat Jun 04, 2022 12:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The 454 Casull is gradually disappearing
Replies: 41
Views: 929

Re: The 454 Casull is gradually disappearing

Kudos to Rimfire McNutjob. He did contact Hartmut at Quick Load. The response from Hartmut was that St. Marks, who makes the powders for Alliant, did not want to share their data with Hartmut at Quick Load and their new ball powders. Hartmut's computer algorithm cannot calculate "double deterrent" p...
by CowboyTutt
Fri Jun 03, 2022 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I pulled a Tschirhart this morning!
Replies: 27
Views: 751

Re: I pulled a Tschirhart this morning!

Yikes indeed. Wonder was that just a massive over load or a 9mm chambered in the wrong firearm. It was an over-pressure load. The case bulged where it is unsupported in the chamber. If it was in a larger chamber it would not have fired as it would have slipped too far in for the firing pin to reach...
by CowboyTutt
Thu Jun 02, 2022 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I pulled a Tschirhart this morning!
Replies: 27
Views: 751

Re: I pulled a Tschirhart this morning!

Yikes! :o :shock:

-Tutt
by CowboyTutt
Thu Jun 02, 2022 12:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The 454 Casull is gradually disappearing
Replies: 41
Views: 929

Re: The 454 Casull is gradually disappearing

Steve, I always welcome your responses and glad that Rossi still makes the '92 in 454 Casull. Hopefully the quality control and tolerances are better than my 2003 rifle. The 454 Casull in a small levergun that can hold 9 rounds, is really exceptional! It's 9 rounds of 45-70 with a 300 grain bullet. ...
by CowboyTutt
Wed Jun 01, 2022 10:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The 454 Casull is gradually disappearing
Replies: 41
Views: 929

Re: The 454 Casull is gradually disappearing

Regarding the use of lubricants in the cases of the 454 Casull, Jim Taylor shared some things with me privately that I thought was worth passing on if only to prevent people, much like myself, from doing stupid things! Good Andy. I am sure you understand that lubing the cartridges causes more rear c...
by CowboyTutt
Wed Jun 01, 2022 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The 454 Casull is gradually disappearing
Replies: 41
Views: 929

Re: The 454 Casull is gradually disappearing

Rimfre, It looks like the Power Pro line of rifle powders is missing and Sport Pistol and BE-86 are missing, and of course 300 MP. I know why 300MP is missing as I explained, not sure about the others. Please let us know what you find out! I would appreciate it. Thanks, -Tutt
by CowboyTutt
Tue May 31, 2022 10:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The 454 Casull is gradually disappearing
Replies: 41
Views: 929

Re: The 454 Casull is gradually disappearing

Yup, would agree with everything you just said! Regards! -Tutt
by CowboyTutt
Tue May 31, 2022 8:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The 454 Casull is gradually disappearing
Replies: 41
Views: 929

Re: The 454 Casull is gradually disappearing

Did Helmut finally add 300MP to QuickLoad? If so, I'll need to update. I've not updated in many years due to a lack of those newer Alliant powders. The current version of Quick Load offers the following Alliant powders: Red Dot Green Dot Bullseye Unique Herco Power Pistol Blue Dot 2400 RL-7 RL-10x ...
by CowboyTutt
Tue May 31, 2022 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The 454 Casull is gradually disappearing
Replies: 41
Views: 929

Re: The 454 Casull is gradually disappearing

Jim, that once again "explains the unexplainable" so I can't tell you how much I appreciate that! I don't think this information even came out to us who visited him. Wow, I am bookmarking this thread and will pass that on. Your personal experiences are priceless to me in this case, thank you Sir! Ne...
by CowboyTutt
Tue May 31, 2022 7:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The 454 Casull is gradually disappearing
Replies: 41
Views: 929

Re: The 454 Casull is gradually disappearing

When we first got the Freedom Arms guns in the middle 1980's we did what most young shooters did in those days .. we worked at seeing how fast we could get it to go! Paco and I ran tests with bullets from 180 gr. to 320 gr. and loaded them until we ruined brand new unfired cases with one shot. We g...
by CowboyTutt
Tue May 31, 2022 7:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The 454 Casull is gradually disappearing
Replies: 41
Views: 929

Re: The 454 Casull is gradually disappearing

Yeah 44 mag and hot 45 colt are about all I want and prefer shooting reg 45 Colt, ACP, Schofield, midrange and cowboy 44 mag, 44 special, 40 S&W and the like. These all kick just enough to feel like I’m shooting something and will put a big enough hole in whatever I’m likely to shoot with a handgun...
by CowboyTutt
Mon May 30, 2022 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The 454 Casull is gradually disappearing
Replies: 41
Views: 929

454 Casull or 460 Load Data

Rim, 454 Causull or 460 Smith data, it simply cannot be done with Quick Load using all powders using more than one deterrent! It can be done using approximations with other powders and load data from various manufacturers as posted on their websites, so please seek them out for load data, and reduce...
by CowboyTutt
Mon May 30, 2022 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The 454 Casull is gradually disappearing
Replies: 41
Views: 929

Re: The 454 Casull is gradually disappearing

Did Helmut finally add 300MP to QuickLoad? If so, I'll need to update. I've not updated in many years due to a lack of those newer Alliant powders. Rim, for I hope the last time, it is not possible for Quick Load to model multi-deterred propellants, such as 300-MP. Been trying to tell you this for ...
by CowboyTutt
Mon May 30, 2022 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The 454 Casull is gradually disappearing
Replies: 41
Views: 929

Re: The 454 Casull is gradually disappearing

Olliger, while I am partial to the 454 Casull, I can see why the Freedom Arms 500 Wyoming Express is the benchmark, and have shot one that belongs to my best friend Tym Hurst, in about a 4 1/2 inch barrel I think. I will correct this post when I hear from him if need be. It's just that the 454 Casul...
by CowboyTutt
Mon May 30, 2022 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The 454 Casull is gradually disappearing
Replies: 41
Views: 929

Re: The 454 Casull is gradually disappearing

Rim, as far as I know, 300 MP continues to defy the Quick Load algorithm. I believe it uses a "double deterrent" formulation, so its results cannot be predicted. That being said, just treat is as Lil'Gun and reduce your loads by 10% for your particular gun and work up from there. If you do so, I thi...
by CowboyTutt
Mon May 30, 2022 3:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The 454 Casull is gradually disappearing
Replies: 41
Views: 929

Re: The 454 Casull is gradually disappearing

Was it ever really popular though? I always saw it as a FA cartridge til Ruger chambered the Super Blackhawk for it. The Taurus jumped on. You pretty much just lost the Taurus option which is probably the worst of the lot. But Taurus drops models often any way. Maybe T/C dropped 454 too and H&R/NEF...
by CowboyTutt
Mon May 30, 2022 2:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The 454 Casull is gradually disappearing
Replies: 41
Views: 929

The 454 Casull is gradually disappearing

I'm a bit shocked to report this as its one of my favorite cartridges, but it seems manufacturers are moving away from it. Taurus used to make a Raging Bull and I think a Raging Hunter in 454 Casull, but it appears that is no more as they have upgraded to the 460 S&W cartridge in a new revolver. I w...
by CowboyTutt
Mon May 30, 2022 1:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lyman Cast Bullet Manual, 4th Ed. [2010]
Replies: 15
Views: 433

Re: Lyman Cast Bullet Manual, 4th Ed. [2010]

Really cool picture Scott, thanks! There is just something that inherently looks right with that bullet and cartridge! I looked up the date of manufacture of your gun, yours shipped in 2010 while mine was 2002. -Tutt
by CowboyTutt
Sun May 29, 2022 3:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Really!. I was just looking for reloading supplies!!
Replies: 11
Views: 469

Re: Really!. I was just looking for reloading supplies!!

Had my eye on those too Jason! Don't really need one, my Kimber 10mm is just fine, but those are supposed to be nice!!!! -Andy
by CowboyTutt
Wed May 25, 2022 11:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The MicPherson 454 Casull Rossi Puma Letter of Provenance
Replies: 17
Views: 544

Re: The MicPherson 454 Casull Rossi Puma Letter of Provenance

Lar, where did you find a Rossie Puma 454 Casull for $650?? Can't find one anywhere for that price. Just curious. -Tutt
by CowboyTutt
Wed May 25, 2022 9:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lyman Cast Bullet Manual, 4th Ed. [2010]
Replies: 15
Views: 433

Re: Lyman Cast Bullet Manual, 4th Ed. [2010]

Indeed! That and maybe a 10* forcing cone might help! -Tutt