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by 44shooter
Mon Sep 26, 2022 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Don’t see these much anymore
Replies: 21
Views: 689

Re: Don’t see these much anymore

So what do these things do that is bad?
by 44shooter
Mon Sep 26, 2022 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Inside an American Gun Factory" -- CT Shotgun, Galazan, Std Mfg
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Re: "Inside an American Gun Factory" -- CT Shotgun, Galazan, Std Mfg

I would jump all over a quality custom fitted 20 double for $2000. I could probably sell my Huglu for half that and I can’t hit anything with that although it’s nice to look at
by 44shooter
Mon Sep 26, 2022 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: am I exaggerating 44 mag recoil
Replies: 21
Views: 308

Re: am I exaggerating 44 mag recoil

I think it is much more well behaved in a rifle than a handgun but I was used to 30-06 bolt actions and the like before I got into 44. In handguns I was more used to 40, 357, 38, 45 auto. I still prefer to shoot something a bit less than magnum in the Rugers. The Marlin I can shoot comfortably quite...
by 44shooter
Mon Sep 26, 2022 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: am I exaggerating 44 mag recoil
Replies: 21
Views: 308

Re: am I exaggerating 44 mag recoil

Small light carbine with a hard curved butt. Fairly stout loads. For perspective you are firing loads that are above 38-55 ballistics and getting into 375 Win territory in a carbine built for the likes of 44 WCF. Probably manageable for a while but over time that punch can build up. A pad will help ...
by 44shooter
Tue Sep 20, 2022 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rattlesnakes and pellet guns
Replies: 31
Views: 538

Re: Rattlesnakes and pellet guns

I shot a snake through the head from underneath with a Daisy 922 long ago. It was lights out. That was a 22 pellet maybe shy of 600fps. That rifle would kill rabbits too but not enough for possums and such. I tend to leave snakes alone now unless they are in place that poses a danger. Then a bush ax...
by 44shooter
Tue Sep 20, 2022 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .44 Henry Flat--Musings on the usefulness of mild cartridges
Replies: 41
Views: 765

Re: .44 Henry Flat--Musings on the usefulness of mild cartridges

Never heard a 44 called a small caliber before. The point of the thread isn’t to use a marginal tool for a job, but recognizing that the often dismissed 44 rimfire had useful ballistics comparable or exceeding many current nonmagnum handgun rounds. Surely it is not a powerful rifle round even by sin...
by 44shooter
Sat Sep 17, 2022 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gun Value question
Replies: 25
Views: 678

Re: Gun Value question

You can list it in the classifieds here. IMO you are lowballing yourself quite a bit at $10k.
by 44shooter
Sat Sep 17, 2022 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Had to buy the gun to get the ammo. 32-20
Replies: 8
Views: 247

Re: Had to buy the gun to get the ammo. 32-20

Looks a lot like a 2nd M&P model of 1905
by 44shooter
Fri Sep 16, 2022 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .44 Henry Flat--Musings on the usefulness of mild cartridges
Replies: 41
Views: 765

Re: .44 Henry Flat--Musings on the usefulness of mild cartridges

famous alaska bear tale. man went to the outhouse in a blizzard with his 38 in a shoulder holster. . and disappeared. . some years later, or months, IDK, a bear was killed or found dead with 4 or 5 38 cal bullets lodged in his face, or jaws, IDK. . it's a fact even if i can't remember the details. ...
by 44shooter
Fri Sep 16, 2022 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1894 legacy with crossbolt.....
Replies: 6
Views: 192

Re: 1894 legacy with crossbolt.....

Per Wikipedia, crossbolt safeties and CNC machining were implemented in 1992. Tang safeties came in 2003. American production ceased in 2006. Sintered receivers will tend to have a purple hue and likely freckled with rust.
by 44shooter
Fri Sep 16, 2022 3:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .44 Henry Flat--Musings on the usefulness of mild cartridges
Replies: 41
Views: 765

Re: .44 Henry Flat--Musings on the usefulness of mild cartridges

Those ballistics are about what a 10mm does in a pistol and about what standard 44 sp should do in a rifle. Certainly not a high powered rifle from the 1890s til now or even a buffalo rifle of its era, but pretty good to have on the farm or horse I would think.
by 44shooter
Fri Sep 16, 2022 3:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1894 legacy with crossbolt.....
Replies: 6
Views: 192

Re: 1894 legacy with crossbolt.....

Safety would be closer to post 80s. I believe legacy’s are 21st century guns are maybe slightly before 2000.
by 44shooter
Wed Sep 14, 2022 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: the Metric System
Replies: 20
Views: 494

Re: the Metric System

Most laboratory units are in metric. Such as mass per volume (concentration). Makes dilutions and computations more simple. I’m still used to everyday distance and weights the Imperial way. Volume I can go either way metric makes sense but you would have to change a lot of road signs
by 44shooter
Tue Sep 13, 2022 10:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Correct spelling of Marshal by Cimarron firearms
Replies: 26
Views: 571

Re: Correct spelling of Marshal by Cimarron firearms

https://youtu.be/zfh_7LQBwMM I have one of these that is marked on the barrel .44 Special but it is chambered for and fires .44 Magnum ammunition. My Uberti Russian top break is marked. 44 Russian and will chamber a .44 Special. They use the same cylinder. All of my .44 Russian reloading info (Accu...
by 44shooter
Mon Sep 05, 2022 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shotguns for Home Defense
Replies: 13
Views: 515

Re: Shotguns for Home Defense

I rather search an odd noise with a handgun. I much rather have my 870 draped over the bed if I’m waiting for that noise to come to me. 33 cal shot at feet cannot is not comparable to 6 shot at 30 yards. I don’t like to hunt with buckshot though. I almost always would rather have a rifle except in a...
by 44shooter
Mon Sep 05, 2022 12:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: High Standard Double Nine
Replies: 12
Views: 463

Re: High Standard Double Nine

My 92 year old grandmama has one as her only gun. I gave her some CCI velocitors for it back in the first ammo crunch of this century as it was the most powerful 22 ammo I had on hand. Hers is nickeled and kinda rough finish wise but mechanically sound. My dad had a nickel Sentinel that I shot a hug...
by 44shooter
Sun Sep 04, 2022 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sash Counterweights....bullet material...?
Replies: 9
Views: 370

Re: Sash Counterweights....bullet material...?

Can you scratch it? Will a magnet stick?
by 44shooter
Sun Aug 28, 2022 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hammer swaps
Replies: 22
Views: 453

Re: Hammer swaps

I was wondering since there are now two sizes of new model Blackhawk and Vaquero but since my Vaqueros are 44 mag they should be the same size as a SBH. The newer Vaqueros (smaller) seem to have more reachable hammers too
by 44shooter
Fri Aug 26, 2022 8:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New project rifle
Replies: 18
Views: 596

Re: New project rifle

Seeing it was a gift I would leave it as is. Scope it with what you like and shoot it for fun
by 44shooter
Fri Aug 26, 2022 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .40 "Slow & Weak" For The Win Against 400lb Bear
Replies: 33
Views: 891

Re: .40 "Slow & Weak" For The Win Against 400lb Bear

From what I understand based purely on reading and watching shows or videos as someone who has been interested in animal wildlife since I can remember and has a zoology bachelor’s degree, black bears are far more likely to naturally steer clear of humans than a grizzly or brown bear. That said black...
by 44shooter
Fri Aug 26, 2022 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hammer swaps
Replies: 22
Views: 453

Re: Hammer swaps

Will these fit the original Vaqueros? The hammers are sticking pretty high up on my 44s. Those look a lot more ergonomic
by 44shooter
Fri Aug 26, 2022 7:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New project rifle
Replies: 18
Views: 596

Re: New project rifle

How about a fast twist 270 Win that can handle those heavy bullets for the new 6.8? 30-06 is always a sound versatile choice to have around. 6.5-06, 280 AI, 338-06, 9.3x62 would all be interesting to play with. 308 is fine too probably my favorite for hunting. I like it in shorter actions though. M7...
by 44shooter
Thu Aug 25, 2022 12:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .40 "Slow & Weak" For The Win Against 400lb Bear
Replies: 33
Views: 891

Re: .40 "Slow & Weak" For The Win Against 400lb Bear

I remember the Camp Carbine. Looked like a swollen model 795/995. Accounts seemed favorable but I’ve only seen a couple. The 40 would do fine I guess would be close to a full 10mm from a pistol
by 44shooter
Wed Aug 24, 2022 11:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unicorn sighting (New Marlin 95)
Replies: 13
Views: 391

Re: Unicorn sighting (New Marlin 95)

I think the price is steep too but I’ve read a couple of articles with nice photos of course. It seems that Ruger treats this first model Marlin as a premium product taking heed of Remington’s bad start with the brand. The rifles are reported to be smooth with excellent fit and finish. Ruger also li...
by 44shooter
Tue Aug 23, 2022 10:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .40 "Slow & Weak" For The Win Against 400lb Bear
Replies: 33
Views: 891

Re: .40 "Slow & Weak" For The Win Against 400lb Bear

I’ve been considering getting the Ruger carbine in 40. Should be quite a wallop at across the yard ranges and I inherited both a Glock and a Ruger SR40 with multiple mags for each. The carbine can take either with a housing switch. Been waiting for a 45 version for 1911 mags but doesn’t look like Ru...
by 44shooter
Tue Aug 23, 2022 1:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .40 "Slow & Weak" For The Win Against 400lb Bear
Replies: 33
Views: 891

Re: .40 "Slow & Weak" For The Win Against 400lb Bear

Yeah kinda hard to get 38-40 to fit in my Firestar though. But I get what you mean. Truth is if you put 9 mm, 38, 357, 10mm, 44 Sp, and 45 auto in a blender with a caveat to fit double stack duty pistols and single stack subcompacts in 1990 you get the 40. Can’t say it’s my favorite but I do like it...
by 44shooter
Sun Aug 21, 2022 12:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .40 "Slow & Weak" For The Win Against 400lb Bear
Replies: 33
Views: 891

Re: .40 "Slow & Weak" For The Win Against 400lb Bear

A bear in one’s house is hardly the same as a bear in one’s backpack. Either way bears should leave us alone and not steal our food. The guy was justified. Sure he should have locked his door but things happen. The bear could easily break the door open any way. The bear was obviously way too comfort...
by 44shooter
Fri Aug 19, 2022 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 308 powder? Edit in OP
Replies: 9
Views: 308

Re: 308 powder? Edit in OP

TAC should be good too
by 44shooter
Fri Aug 19, 2022 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 308 powder? Edit in OP
Replies: 9
Views: 308

Re: 308 powder?

Out of those probably 3031 first, 4895 a decently close second, and RL 7 an out of breath trailing third.

I have Varget, RL15, and BLC2 for 308 but there are many excellent choices. 4064 and 748 come to mind
by 44shooter
Thu Aug 18, 2022 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Guide to Automobile Dashboard Warning Lights
Replies: 10
Views: 346

Re: Guide to Automobile Dashboard Warning Lights

I got an apartment with a friend I knew from the college dorms. One Sunday morning we were making breakfast and he asked which side of the toaster should the buttered side go towards. He didn’t know how to inflate tires either. If kids aren’t taught you can’t expect them to know as adults. Girls esp...
by 44shooter
Sat Aug 06, 2022 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Down in Uvalde
Replies: 76
Views: 3837

Re: Down in Uvalde

If one delays in taking the appropriate, dutiful and trained response for fear of public or political criticism, he is more of a coward than one who fears grave injury which is completely natural. Surely everyone on scene was not a coward. Surely some were willing and wanting to open that door. The ...
by 44shooter
Sun Jul 03, 2022 9:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Down in Uvalde
Replies: 76
Views: 3837

Re: Down in Uvalde

From what I have seen, there were conversations among officers that they should go in but we’re awaiting orders. I don’t understand why the school chief, or whatever he is supposed to be, did not see himself or assert himself as incident commander. I’m not sure I even believe him. I haven’t seen any...
by 44shooter
Fri Jul 01, 2022 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 200xtp in 44 mag
Replies: 16
Views: 935

Re: 200xtp in 44 mag

Hornady, in their manuals, recommend their 265 and 300 grain bullets for deer and black bear at carbine velocities and 200 and 240 grain for smaller game
by 44shooter
Thu Jun 30, 2022 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Long time, no see
Replies: 18
Views: 588

Re: Long time, no see

Nice work on that holster!
by 44shooter
Thu Jun 30, 2022 7:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ity Bity Marlin 32 LC
Replies: 28
Views: 2107

Re: Ity Bity Marlin 32 LC

That ought to knock ‘em out the tree
by 44shooter
Sat Jun 25, 2022 9:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Down in Uvalde
Replies: 76
Views: 3837

Re: Down in Uvalde

Yes, it makes the response look even worse
by 44shooter
Mon Jun 20, 2022 10:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT Honda Ridgeline
Replies: 30
Views: 1061

Re: OT Honda Ridgeline

Probably the biggest thing to know is that the Ridgeline has unibody construction whereas other trucks have a body on frame
by 44shooter
Sun Jun 05, 2022 10:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bullet length/seating depth
Replies: 4
Views: 352

Re: Bullet length/seating depth

Theoretically your thoughts are sound that loading the two bullets to the same base depth would yield similar pressure. However things like bearing surface and jacket hardness affect pressure too. I doubt there is much difference in these bullets though but you need to work up loads for both indepen...
by 44shooter
Wed Jun 01, 2022 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Factory ammo verification
Replies: 7
Views: 603

Re: Factory ammo verification

Those have all the evidence of being factory rounds and no evidence of them being hand loaded. I would shoot them and not worry about it. As for the box, the rounds are probably just short enough for say the 30-30 size instead of the 243/308 size, so they used the smaller box. The 100 grain may have...
by 44shooter
Tue May 31, 2022 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: question
Replies: 1
Views: 274

Re: question

I do not believe you can at the member level. You can delete the text but not the topic as far as I can tell.
by 44shooter
Tue May 31, 2022 5:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The 454 Casull is gradually disappearing
Replies: 41
Views: 1559

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 44shooter
Tue May 31, 2022 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I thought I'd gotten this out of my system !
Replies: 15
Views: 800

Re: I thought I'd gotten this out of my system !

Just for giggles can you shoot some 38 wadcutters through it and tell us how they group? Always thought a Max single or combo gun would be so versatile
by 44shooter
Tue May 31, 2022 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I pulled a Tschirhart this morning!
Replies: 27
Views: 1089

Re: I pulled a Tschirhart this morning!

Nice inverse bottleneck fire form. Would work great for reduced powder loads in a front loading cylinder!

I think a 308 in a 270 or 25-06 would be much worse. I have an old 44 DA first model, 44 Russian of course. The cylinder will easily hold even 300 grain 44 mag! Scary
by 44shooter
Mon May 30, 2022 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The 454 Casull is gradually disappearing
Replies: 41
Views: 1559

Re: The 454 Casull is gradually disappearing

Revolvers with a power level above 44mag/45C+P are a small market with quite a few cartridges between those an the extra long S&W rounds. 454, 480, 475, various 50s. There’s a lot of choices for a few buyers Yeah the five shot Blackhawk is something people have wanted a long time. I think I would go...
by 44shooter
Mon May 30, 2022 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The 454 Casull is gradually disappearing
Replies: 41
Views: 1559

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 44shooter
Mon May 30, 2022 2:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alright , here we go again !
Replies: 12
Views: 673

Re: Alright , here we go again !

I had it a month ago. I wouldn’t say it was wimpy because I did feel pretty bad a few days. I’d say a mild flu or a very bad cold. Nothing like mono. I had received the two doses of vaccine over a year ago, no boosters, no cow dewormer, etc. just some ibuprofen and throat spray for symptoms . I got ...
by 44shooter
Sat May 28, 2022 11:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Down in Uvalde
Replies: 76
Views: 3837

Re: Down in Uvalde

I found an article that reports the heroic Border Patrol agent got a scalp wound. So I stand corrected as he was shot. he could have said not my jurisdiction, unlike the cops waiting for him in the hall. I never said getting shot wasn’t a danger but armed and armored officers hanging back while chil...
by 44shooter
Sat May 28, 2022 10:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Down in Uvalde
Replies: 76
Views: 3837

Re: Down in Uvalde

Any critique about anything that has ever happened can be called armchair quarterbacking. Does that mean everyone gets a pass because they were the only ones there? I’m sure we will know more details as the investigation goes on and it will become more clear what was communicated and what people kne...
by 44shooter
Sat May 28, 2022 8:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Down in Uvalde
Replies: 76
Views: 3837

Re: Down in Uvalde

I do not doubt there are fine LEOs down there or meant that everyone was at fault for the delay in engagement. I was referring to the remark that some of the finger pointing is justified and some is not. Truth is someone decided to hold them up (ones on scene) against their training. Actually the Bo...
by 44shooter
Sat May 28, 2022 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Down in Uvalde
Replies: 76
Views: 3837

Re: Down in Uvalde

So which is which? It certainly doesn’t look like they tried to do a good job. It’s looks like they behaved the opposite of basic active shooter doctrine. That is go until this evildoer’s brains are sprayed on the bulletin boards. “Barricade” :roll: