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by Ray
Sun Sep 19, 2021 9:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For love of the 357 mag
Replies: 11
Views: 326

Re: For love of the 357 mag

Back in the 80's and 90''s .357 leverguns were very popular for deer in my neck of the woods with public land hunters. The well heeled had their leases and towers and shooting houses and 400 yd.+ food-plot shot opportunities but the proletariat often chose leveractions and especially the tube capaci...
by Ray
Thu Sep 16, 2021 6:52 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Observations on COVID, from the Field
Replies: 23
Views: 361

Re: Observations on COVID, from the Field

"Believe the statistics or not, this is exactly what we're seeing in the field." All you can have even with your daily work experience is raw, anecdotal data that has not been verified. Someone has told you that all of these critical cases are unvaccinated and you choose to believe it. That does not...
by Ray
Thu Sep 16, 2021 2:00 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: I know this lawyer.....not well
Replies: 8
Views: 160

Re: I know this lawyer.....not well

A few years ago when there was an worldwide, unsubstantiated social media driven urban myth/rumour of "killer klowns" some punks in my neck of the woods donned costumes to prank folks and it ended ugly with shots fired and, otherwise well adjusted and law abiding individuals having to face serious c...
by Ray
Thu Sep 16, 2021 1:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Report from John Taffin on cap n ball pistol accuracy
Replies: 15
Views: 410

Re: Report from John Taffin on cap n ball pistol accuracy

convoluted vent channel(s) tend towards hangfires.....

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZS8A5PbsqU
by Ray
Wed Sep 15, 2021 11:37 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Observations on COVID, from the Field
Replies: 23
Views: 361

Re: Observations on COVID, from the Field

All of you first responders and medical personnel have my profound thanks and respect but..... Most of my peoples have been vaccinated or have had the virus but half or better have tested positive multiple times and some, even the vaccinated have become quite ill and needed hospitalization. One pers...
by Ray
Tue Sep 14, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Staying Home Due to Covid? Try this...
Replies: 7
Views: 384

Re: Staying Home Due to Covid? Try this...

Seal it with a toast drank from the skulls of socialists/communists/democrats. They might have Rachel MadCow disease. Be sure to clean both brain cells out of them before drinking. O'bummer and hillary were dining together at a swanky french feeding trough. Hillary was showing-off her french compre...
by Ray
Tue Sep 14, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Global depopulation - these people actually have that goal...
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Re: Global depopulation - these people actually have that goal...

So did the creepy goomers who commissioned the georgia guidestones......

Also you notice how quickly "they" are to advocate the removal of you and yours but they don't go ahead and lead by example.
by Ray
Tue Sep 14, 2021 8:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Report from John Taffin on cap n ball pistol accuracy
Replies: 15
Views: 410

Re: Report from John Taffin on cap n ball pistol accuracy

piller wrote:
Tue Sep 14, 2021 8:25 pm
The problem with firing all cylinders at once is that you cannot repeat it with the same gun.
You could get away with an unintentional volley from this one.....
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by Ray
Tue Sep 14, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: an act of treason
Replies: 5
Views: 141

Re: an act of treason

What he did seems certainly illegal but john kerry did the same thing with iran and didn't even get a spanking or timeout. Just assuring xi and the p.r.o.k. pigman that mister trump would be kept at bay is bad enough but maybe not treasonous.... But..... If he actually promised to warn xi or the pig...
by Ray
Tue Sep 14, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scat ID requested
Replies: 16
Views: 400

Re: Scat ID requested

Back a few years ago when "cowboy churches" were quite popular, I watched a sermon on the telly and the theme was explaining our fallen predicaments/tendecies with agricultural similes....... (1) original sin and general unrighteousness.....Living on on the farm/ranch and having to muck-out the barn...
by Ray
Mon Sep 13, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Time Travel Revisited
Replies: 12
Views: 281

Re: Time Travel Revisited

I read the same story Scott is talking about. Been a few years ago. IIRC the guy hunting fell off an elevated path he was supposed to stay on. When he got back, there was a dead butterfly stuck to the bottom of one boot. End result was like when he left, Trump was in office, and when he got back Hi...
by Ray
Sun Sep 12, 2021 12:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Time Travel Advertisments
Replies: 32
Views: 609

Re: Time Travel Advertisments

What we have here is the very definition of thread drift......
by Ray
Fri Sep 10, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Problem With Isolating ...
Replies: 16
Views: 1248

Re: A Problem With Isolating ...

202003231956435e79147bc49a1.jpg Problem, what problem ??:wink: When the hard times come one of them is going to look better every day and the other one will just fade away. Just saying. When I first saw that I thought that if there were a poll and the participants were honest a good many of the old...
by Ray
Thu Sep 09, 2021 11:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Confederate Whitworth Sniper: Hexagonal Bullets in 1860-Corrected
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Re: Confederate Whitworth Sniper: Hexagonal Bullets in 1860-Corrected

Thank you for that Ray!!! -Tutt https://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/13202/pg13202-images.html https://www.amazon.com/CO-AYTCH-MAURY-TENNESSEE-REGIMENT/dp/1695834283/ref=mp_s_a_1_7?dchild=1&qid=1631249806&refinements=p_27%3ASam+R.+Watkins&s=books&sr=1-7 An excerpt of one of the most profound wartim...
by Ray
Thu Sep 09, 2021 5:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Problem With Isolating ...
Replies: 16
Views: 1248

Re: A Problem With Isolating ...

B.T.T.

Anybody remember this one ?
by Ray
Thu Sep 09, 2021 5:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My first handgun was a cap n ball ....
Replies: 20
Views: 443

Re: My first handgun was a cap n ball ....

I knew we had seen those before.....

May 2020

https://www.levergunscommunity.org/view ... 66#p879066


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by Ray
Wed Sep 08, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Confederate Whitworth Sniper: Hexagonal Bullets in 1860-Corrected
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Re: Confederate Whitworth Sniper: Hexagonal Bullets in 1860-Corrected

From Sam Watkins' memoir "co. aytch" TARGET SHOOTING By some hook, or crook, or blockade running, or smuggling, or Mason and Slidell, or Raphael Semmes, or something of the sort, the Confederate States government had come in possession of a small number of Whitworth guns, the finest long range guns ...
by Ray
Tue Sep 07, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My first handgun was a cap n ball ....
Replies: 20
Views: 443

Re: My first handgun was a cap n ball ....

Pisgah wrote:
Tue Sep 07, 2021 2:59 pm
"My very first pistol was a cap and ball Colt
Shoots like lightnin' but it loads a mite slow
It loads a mite slow, and soon I found out
Gets you into trouble but it can't get you out"
--Steve Earle
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cy1PrLn2NR8
by Ray
Tue Sep 07, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Walker Colt is the official Texas State Handgun
Replies: 47
Views: 638

Re: The Walker Colt is the official Texas State Handgun

https://www.icollector.com/Lonesome-Dove-Gus-McCrae-s-Colt-Walker-Prop-Gun_i39312415 Actual revolver used & carried by Robert Duvall while playing Augustus McCrae during the filming of Lonesome Dove. A fully functioning reproduction Colt Model 1847 Walker converted to .38 for use of blank cartridges...
by Ray
Tue Sep 07, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: WWTD
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Re: WWTD

Who was the "genius" that decided to close Bagram AFB? :roll: :evil: Good question..... As for the o.p......mister trump and team proved their mettle in the spring of 2020 when they fetched all those citizens back to home base who were trapped abroad behind the confounded chinomicrobe closures........
by Ray
Tue Sep 07, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bullard 40-65 In Fine Condition
Replies: 18
Views: 418

Re: Bullard 40-65 In Fine Condition

Rimfire McNutjob wrote:
Sat Sep 04, 2021 9:07 pm
I guess I'll have to get one of the book. I'm still trying to figure out how the cartridges get into the tube. I'm gonna have to go with "underneath the receiver".
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=aT21NrYQ6hQ

loading port shown at about 4:18......
by Ray
Tue Sep 07, 2021 4:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Walker Colt is the official Texas State Handgun
Replies: 47
Views: 638

Re: The Walker Colt is the official Texas State Handgun

@ Ray: yeah in today's shooting with a Walker for casual fun and playing Old West, it's not a big deal if the lever falls and there are definitely quick fixes. If I owned and shot one, I've thought about the idea of using a rubber band to hold it up. Now, let's go back to the mid 1800s where a guy ...
by Ray
Mon Sep 06, 2021 11:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My first handgun was a cap n ball ....
Replies: 20
Views: 443

Re: My first handgun was a cap n ball ....

Thanks. We've seen those before.

He eventually outgrew percussion revolvers......
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by Ray
Mon Sep 06, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My first handgun was a cap n ball ....
Replies: 20
Views: 443

Re: My first handgun was a cap n ball ....

Still seeing no pics. just image icon......
by Ray
Mon Sep 06, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My first handgun was a cap n ball ....
Replies: 20
Views: 443

Re: My first handgun was a cap n ball ....

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I SEE NOTHING !
by Ray
Sun Sep 05, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Walker Colt is the official Texas State Handgun
Replies: 47
Views: 638

Re: The Walker Colt is the official Texas State Handgun

folk seem to be extremely bothered by the dropping ramming lever.....3/4" wide rubber tape costs five cents a foot and a two inch long strip allows an ample wrap to secure the lever to the barrel and often a single strip can be reused for a second cylinder loading but bullet sealing lube and powder ...
by Ray
Sun Sep 05, 2021 8:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Walker Colt is the official Texas State Handgun
Replies: 47
Views: 638

Re: The Walker Colt is the official Texas State Handgun

JimT wrote:
Sun Sep 05, 2021 7:45 pm
I love the power of that big ole sixgun!
Here joanie tests the 50 gr. pellet in a ruger old army but it is obviously too long and is crushed on seating the ball....even the kosher 30gr. pellet is quite easy to inadvertently crush when seating.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7S0b6h0sL5c
by Ray
Sun Sep 05, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On The Range
Replies: 26
Views: 675

Re: On The Range

Fallen pinecone hunting is also doable but the underlying granite, feldspar and quartz likes to shoot back and in a hurry ! Friend of mine bought a .44 Cap and Ball 1860 I think it was. He loaded it up and shot at a blackjack oak about 25 paces away. He woke up laying on it his back, staring at the...
by Ray
Sun Sep 05, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On The Range
Replies: 26
Views: 675

Re: On The Range

M.M. Wright .. and Ray ... thanks for the tips. Grafs has about the best deal online that I've found. I am still checking more or less locally. For the cost of shipping and hazmat I can drive a few miles. But those are good options. Buffalo Arms has it also. Obviously the $30 swiss fff is the way t...
by Ray
Sun Sep 05, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Walker Colt is the official Texas State Handgun
Replies: 47
Views: 638

Re: The Walker Colt is the official Texas State Handgun

This season's squirrel season is 11 sept. to next 06 march. I usually carry a percussion revolver or two or three in the water bladder pocket of my day pack. If I carry the uberti walker I plan to try these..... https://www.grafs.com/retail/catalog/product/productId/5623 The walker and possibly the ...
by Ray
Sun Sep 05, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Long post.....
Replies: 5
Views: 253

Re: Long post.....

Ray, I had not heard of jigger pole fishing until today. Looks very effective. Is the rod fiberglass, graphite or bamboo? On the Oregon Coast, there is a similar technique called poke-poling where you have a long bamboo rod with a short, maybe 12-inch wire leader, and a baited hook. You pick a low ...
by Ray
Sun Sep 05, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Walker Colt is the official Texas State Handgun
Replies: 47
Views: 638

Re: The Walker Colt is the official Texas State Handgun

The "trick" if you will of dismounting the barrel with a conversion cylinder and frame that does not have the loading relief modification is to tap the wedge (or wiggle it) just enough to release the halves but keep it captured on/in the barrel. Why the loading rammer is often left functional is if ...
by Ray
Sun Sep 05, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On The Range
Replies: 26
Views: 675

Re: On The Range

Sarge, that's the fix all right for the front sight. Jim, I look forward to seeing your results with full power loads out of the '62. Have any Swiss FFFg on hand? Not yet. Soon. Maybe. Need to find a local dealer. Most online want to ship 20 pounds. Found some that will ship 5. still looking. https...
by Ray
Sun Sep 05, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Long post.....
Replies: 5
Views: 253

Re: Long post.....

examples of the technique that were the "real Pill's" inspiration for the shorter, heavier pole style he used..... https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EKx2IWSD4rQ He won so many tournaments that practically all current rules forbid any form of pole fishing and limit rod lengths to the typical flip-rod len...
by Ray
Sun Sep 05, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Long post.....
Replies: 5
Views: 253

Long post.....

The Timely Intervention..... Do you remember the first time you heard you heard the idiom, "pulled my (or your) chestnuts out of the fire ? I remember, as just a wee lad, hearing it and not having the vaguest idea what it meant. Queries of my peers netted no satisfaction so I had to summon the coura...
by Ray
Fri Sep 03, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On The Range
Replies: 26
Views: 675

Re: On The Range

I don't understand it. Every time I try to copy or cut and paste some pocket/police chronograph data all I get is the above mentioned server error......
by Ray
Fri Sep 03, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On The Range
Replies: 26
Views: 675

Re: On The Range

Lost my recent reply while attempting an edit. When I pressed "submit" this is what I got..... Internal Server Error The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request. Please contact the server administrator at webmaster@levergunscommunity.org to in...
by Ray
Wed Sep 01, 2021 6:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite Double Action Woods Bumming Gun
Replies: 22
Views: 550

Re: Favorite Double Action Woods Bumming Gun

Had to think on this one.....odd revolver caliber.....ruger sp-101 9mm parabellum.......heavy for size but quite solid......more often than not carried loaded loosely sans clip......
by Ray
Tue Aug 31, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .357 Magnum Hunting... Being Laughed At :(
Replies: 105
Views: 21088

Re: .357 Magnum Hunting... Being Laughed At :(

Since this post has been brought back into the light after more than a decade here is an old article in the same theme.....

https://leverguns.com/articles/357_magnum_safari.htm
by Ray
Mon Aug 30, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: sirhan sirhan up for parole
Replies: 6
Views: 199

Re: sirhan sirhan up for parole

Little to no doubt that sirhan fired as many as eight shots from that iver johnson but with three in kennedy and five other folk wounded and several shots into the ceiling and distant doorframe whilst the gun was being wrestled away from sirhan ciphers to a total of 12 to 13 shots in just under five...
by Ray
Sun Aug 29, 2021 7:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: well I went and did it, 480 ruger carbine
Replies: 45
Views: 1305

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

please pardon the blurry kindle foto..... IMG_20210829_070710_kindlephoto-504313991.jpg left, lee C-430-310-RF.....right, lee C-476-325-RF of course the .44 is longer than the .480 but unlike the foto, in real life, the .480 looks quite, obviously fatter..... entrances and exit holes with both bulle...
by Ray
Fri Aug 27, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Who thinks...
Replies: 3
Views: 141

Re: Who thinks...

the way both biden and harris smirk and sneer and giggle when asked a serious question by press is downright undignified. I watched a clip of her, behind a lectern snickering at a reporter then realised that she was in hanoi. Hanoi ! remember how "they" panned mister trump as undiplomatic and even u...
by Ray
Thu Aug 26, 2021 7:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Now that the statute of limitations has passed
Replies: 22
Views: 839

Re: Now that the statute of limitations has passed

I adamantly plead the fifth amendment but am equally adamant that a 20 gr. fmj .17 hmr into the armpit of a 150 lb. deer at 30 paces performs adequately.....
by Ray
Thu Aug 26, 2021 6:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Round two with the 03A3/ .257 Roberts
Replies: 6
Views: 264

Re: Round two with the 03A3/ .257 Roberts

in-stock but alas, probably as long or longer than a conventional 100 gr......

https://www.sierrabullets.com/product/2 ... king-moly/
by Ray
Thu Aug 26, 2021 6:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Steel Shot In My New Bullpup
Replies: 10
Views: 310

Re: Steel Shot In My New Bullpup

Looking forward to a range report. I think I found the one i want. https://www.smith-wesson.com/product/mp-12 We'll see what the "street price" settles down to. jb 8) Most interesting ! From product description..... "The M&P 12 shotgun is built on a reliable, pump-action platform with two independe...
by Ray
Wed Aug 25, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oye Grizz.....
Replies: 1
Views: 153

Oye Grizz.....

mas sal y luz ! afore linked scarlett..... https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCRw3z5L-PK2Wz9IvUyt24rg/videos y gladys munoz..... https://m.youtube.com/c/GladysMu%C3%B1ozoficial/videos y familia cuevas..... https://m.youtube.com/user/mjcstar19/videos y hermana moreno..... https://m.youtube.com/channel/UC...
by Ray
Wed Aug 25, 2021 6:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What a talent!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 425

Re: What a talent!!!

Many thousand of hours of practice/rehearsing there...... Do video searches for "gabriela y rodrigo" for something more traditional and "jim stafford" for same but with southern humour. https://m.youtube.com/results?sp=mAEA&search_query=gabriela+y+rodrigo+ https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-UUvuW0NbLQ s...