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by 44shooter
Sun May 26, 2024 9:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How About 1 Caliber and Done?
Replies: 50
Views: 1594

Re: How About 1 Caliber and Done?

One caliber for rifles and handguns, I’m thinking 35 although it’s not my favorite for either. I suppose my 44s would work but I like having a flatter shooting rifle. Give one caliber for each, 30 for rifles, 45 for handguns. Still need a shotgun or three
by 44shooter
Sat May 25, 2024 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scopes on revolvers
Replies: 9
Views: 321

Re: Scopes on revolvers

Eye relief is usually reduced as magnification increases. You could try loosening the rings and pulling the scope back until you get a full field at 8x. Hopefully your field of view will still be fine at lower magnification. That’s a lot of zoom at arms length
by 44shooter
Thu May 23, 2024 9:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite Rimfires?
Replies: 27
Views: 1109

Re: Favorite Rimfires?

Easy for me. My early production 77/22 I got for Christmas when I was about 15. Bought a compact Burris for it. I replaced the trigger with a Dayton Traister when I was about 30. Will shoot about anything decently. Will one hole at 50 yards with a few loads. When something small needs to be shot, th...
by 44shooter
Sun May 19, 2024 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bear creek supply bullets 25 auto
Replies: 23
Views: 909

Re: Bear creek supply bullets 25 auto

Graf’s has Prvi Partisan FMJs available. Bullets not ammo
by 44shooter
Sun May 19, 2024 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The new US Military Rifle...
Replies: 14
Views: 762

Re: The new US Military Rifle...

Recoil? It is pretty much a higher pressure slightly smaller 7mm-08. In a AR-10 type rifle, it shouldn’t be bad for anyone. As a ballistics/cartridge nerd I find it interesting and better than anything 5.56mm. Honestly I can’t see it being than much better than 7.62x51. Yes smaller, more aerodynamic...
by 44shooter
Sun May 19, 2024 12:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bear creek supply bullets 25 auto
Replies: 23
Views: 909

Re: Bear creek supply bullets 25 auto

EG73 wrote: Sat May 18, 2024 5:10 pm I reckon a little bolt action, or even a martini, in .25acp would be fun.
I have wondered what the 25 would do in well made rifle. Then again accuracy has probably not been a priority in ammunition development
by 44shooter
Sat May 18, 2024 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bear creek supply bullets 25 auto
Replies: 23
Views: 909

Re: Bear creek supply bullets 25 auto

Did Hornady and Speer discontinue their .251 bullets?
by 44shooter
Sat May 18, 2024 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Glock models (their numbering makes NO sense)
Replies: 5
Views: 284

Re: Glock models (their numbering makes NO sense)

Funny video. Yep Glock model numbers are strictly chronological starting with their 17. I kept up through the twenties but it’s too much for me now.
by 44shooter
Thu May 16, 2024 11:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One more place for my 'never go to' list ..
Replies: 9
Views: 573

Re: One more place for my 'never go to' list ..

I manage to go into courthouses and onto airplanes and other prohibited spaces without ammunition here in the US. It is common sense to make sure you are not caring contraband when traveling in certain places. I don’t see any difference between these guys and Griner. They all brought things that wer...
by 44shooter
Wed May 08, 2024 10:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: @#!&%# Grrrr
Replies: 22
Views: 972

Re: @#!&%# Grrrr

I lost a sock this morning. Reached into a sofa to feel around for it and pulled out my pocket Streamlight I lost a couple months ago
by 44shooter
Wed May 08, 2024 10:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Victorinox Caves to the PC crowd...
Replies: 30
Views: 1242

Re: Victorinox Caves to the PC crowd...

Thing is almost anything on a multitool can be be used to stab someone
by 44shooter
Fri May 03, 2024 8:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This Aero Precision offering will upset some folks...
Replies: 28
Views: 1410

Re: This Aero Precision offering will upset some folks...

Seems John Marlin's designs are the ones to clone these days...Henry, S&W, Aero, Rossi's long action, and of course Ruger.

I'm okay with the rifle but don't want one. I think it would make more sense in revolver calibers for it's purpose.
by 44shooter
Fri Apr 26, 2024 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking at a Kimber 1911
Replies: 37
Views: 4393

Re: Looking at a Kimber 1911

Kimber does recommend a break in. I don’t remember how many rounds, maybe 250. I did mine in one afternoon with steel cased Wolf which probably isn’t what Kimber had in mind. I had no problems. But I wonder if some of their bad reviews is guys taking a new pistol out the box and getting malfunctions...
by 44shooter
Mon Apr 15, 2024 5:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tornado Hit Us Wednesday
Replies: 30
Views: 1657

Re: Tornado Hit Us Wednesday

Does your family need anything while your house is being repaired?
by 44shooter
Sat Apr 13, 2024 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 45 ACP SIXGUN
Replies: 27
Views: 1628

Re: 45 ACP SIXGUN

My Thunder Ranch version of the S&W 22 (model of 1950) is pretty sweet
by 44shooter
Fri Apr 12, 2024 10:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 45 ACP SIXGUN
Replies: 27
Views: 1628

Re: 45 ACP SIXGUN

My first experience firing 45 acp was in a Blackhawk. May have been my first firing of a single action, but definitely first for a centerfire single action.

I have some weird shooting firsts. My first 38, 357, and 45 Colts were in rifles. First 22 in a revolver. First 30-30 in a single shot
by 44shooter
Fri Apr 12, 2024 12:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 350 grains at 2,600 FPS - from a handgun....
Replies: 11
Views: 845

Re: 350 grains at 2,600 FPS - from a handgun....

Is this 500 too long for a 1886? Or would a 1895 be more appropriate? It is almost three inches long, so about the length of the old Mauser battle cartridges. I would shoot it in say a Ruger No. 1, but in a handgun I think I would pass. The .500 is too short for an 1886. I run both a 50 Alaskan and...
by 44shooter
Mon Apr 08, 2024 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mystery solved or I’m not that bright
Replies: 21
Views: 1571

Re: Mystery solved or I’m not that bright

I remember my dad’s 79 Ford having powder burns on the oxidized gray hood from shooting his 25-06 across it
by 44shooter
Mon Apr 08, 2024 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just one Blackhawk
Replies: 55
Views: 4313

Re: Just one Blackhawk

Make mine a stainless Bisley with a 5.5 inch barrel in 44 mag
by 44shooter
Thu Apr 04, 2024 10:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Uberti rolling block 22lr
Replies: 22
Views: 1368

Re: Uberti rolling block 22lr

Well I don’t think you would have any feeding issues!

I have no idea if they are quality or not but it sure is cute and classy looking
by 44shooter
Thu Apr 04, 2024 12:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lever #4: .356 Winchester
Replies: 23
Views: 1594

Re: Lever #4: .356 Winchester

Nice rifle in very well balanced cartridge. The scope is um not for me.
by 44shooter
Wed Apr 03, 2024 11:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 350 grains at 2,600 FPS - from a handgun....
Replies: 11
Views: 845

Re: 350 grains at 2,600 FPS - from a handgun....

Is this 500 too long for a 1886? Or would a 1895 be more appropriate? It is almost three inches long, so about the length of the old Mauser battle cartridges. I would shoot it in say a Ruger No. 1, but in a handgun I think I would pass.
by 44shooter
Tue Mar 26, 2024 10:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lets talk power
Replies: 11
Views: 1187

Re: Lets talk power

348 and 356 are probably the closest in SAAMI cartridges for a tube fed gun. A 33 on a 444 Marlin case should get you there too, may have to shorten cases a tad.
by 44shooter
Sun Mar 17, 2024 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 338 Marlin Question
Replies: 15
Views: 1064

Re: 338 Marlin Question

I always felt like I missed out on the 356 Winchester and thought I might pick up a 338 Marlin when they debuted, with dies, brass and bullets too of course. I held a beautiful MX rifle but didn’t buy it. Shortly after, Marlin sold out to Remington, 338 was out of production and hard to find. I did ...
by 44shooter
Sun Mar 17, 2024 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ok so, lever actions in 50AE
Replies: 20
Views: 1912

Re: Ok so, lever actions in 50AE

I wonder if Ruger may be incline to adapt their 480 to the 1894. I would think 480 Ruger and 50 AE would have similar capabilities
by 44shooter
Sun Mar 17, 2024 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Term "pistol" ....
Replies: 19
Views: 1470

Re: The Term "pistol" ....

When growing up in the 70s and 80s, I heard the term pistol to refer to any handgun. When semiautomatics became dominant towards the late eighties, the gun press seemed to reserve the term pistol to these semiautomatics, with revolvers distinguished from the term, and handguns referring to both plus...
by 44shooter
Mon Mar 11, 2024 8:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First Guns for newbies
Replies: 22
Views: 2216

Re: First Guns for newbies

My aunt who isn’t old, probably in her late fifties at the time, told my dad a few years ago she couldn’t pull the trigger on her Charter Arms 38. He bought her a 380 EZ. He gave me the 38 not long before we found out he was terminally ill. It’s nice for the pocket. It is hard to say with casual gun...
by 44shooter
Mon Mar 11, 2024 2:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rem/Marlin 336BL, 30-30
Replies: 5
Views: 654

Re: Rem/Marlin 336BL, 30-30

abar20manfan wrote: Sun Mar 10, 2024 3:11 pm They are going to replace the 2X-7X 28mm Compact with a Full Size 4X-10X 40mm that is about 3” longer than a compact :shock:
Unfortunately they don’t make compact scopes anymore
Ugh!
I have a Burris compact 3-9x on my 77/22. Nice scope
by 44shooter
Mon Mar 11, 2024 2:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ok so, lever actions in 50AE
Replies: 20
Views: 1912

Re: Ok so, lever actions in 50AE

Quite a thumper for a 1894 Marlin I suspect
by 44shooter
Sun Mar 10, 2024 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Aluminum receivers
Replies: 10
Views: 1168

Re: Aluminum receivers

The one I’m referring to is a 357 magnum
by 44shooter
Sun Mar 10, 2024 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First Guns for newbies
Replies: 22
Views: 2216

Re: First Guns for newbies

I think many women choose a small gun because it is light, cute, and fits their hand. Then they find it is too small to shoot well, hard to rack, recoils too much etc. I think many men buy guns that are a bit big because they shoot well, hold lots of ammo, looks cool etc. Then they won’t carry them ...
by 44shooter
Sat Mar 09, 2024 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Aluminum receivers
Replies: 10
Views: 1168

Re: Aluminum receivers

The Huckleberry, imported by Gforce, made by Hugtech I believe
by 44shooter
Sat Mar 09, 2024 1:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why isnt there more variety?
Replies: 20
Views: 1859

Re: Why isnt there more variety?

The gummy tips do have a substantially higher BC in smaller rifle calibers with the higher SD like 25 to 35 caliber. The handgun version or even the big rifle versions in 44 and 458 just do not bear this out. Plus, weights are limited because of length limitations, which introduces the need for diff...
by 44shooter
Sat Mar 09, 2024 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Aluminum receivers
Replies: 10
Views: 1168

Aluminum receivers

I have been seeing 1892 Browning pattern guns with aluminum receivers out of Turkey on YouTube. Given how the 92 locks via two steel lugs on either side the bolt rear and against the rear of the receiver, do you guys think the aluminum will hold up or give headspace issues eventually?
by 44shooter
Sat Mar 09, 2024 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ok so, lever actions in 50AE
Replies: 20
Views: 1912

Re: Ok so, lever actions in 50AE

Not sure if the 1894 Marlin or 92 Winchester designs are big enough. If either or both are, I think extraction could be worked out. I think the cartridge would be interesting in a repeating carbine.
by 44shooter
Fri Mar 08, 2024 12:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SC just joined the Constitutional Carry Club!
Replies: 3
Views: 422

Re: SC just joined the Constitutional Carry Club!

Maybe NC will get it if Robinson becomes governor. Sometimes I miss when our governor had no veto
by 44shooter
Tue Mar 05, 2024 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking at a Kimber 1911
Replies: 37
Views: 4393

Re: Looking at a Kimber 1911

Locked the action up tight on the 5th round. Had to tap the cylinder out with a small mallet. I'm not even sure how it got bound up so tight, possibly from the moon clip. The last remaining live round did not move, so it wasn't a bullet jump. Couldn't extract the clip without the mallet and drove t...
by 44shooter
Tue Mar 05, 2024 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking at a Kimber 1911
Replies: 37
Views: 4393

Re: Looking at a Kimber 1911

There's no doubt that the 10mm is a powerful round and can be hard on 1911s, but it also depends on how you're loading it just like any other cartridge. Factory ammo can be really hot and one of the reasons I won't buy S&B again. I've had their 10mm damage a S&W 610 jb 8) Wow a 610? That’s ...
by 44shooter
Tue Mar 05, 2024 12:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking at a Kimber 1911
Replies: 37
Views: 4393

Re: Looking at a Kimber 1911

^^^^this is why we developed 10mm lite, and then 41 AE and 40 S&W 35 years ago
by 44shooter
Sun Mar 03, 2024 12:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking at a Kimber 1911
Replies: 37
Views: 4393

Re: Looking at a Kimber 1911

My full size CDP (Aluminum frame) has never had a malfunction. Both hands, either hand, dirty Russian steel cases, soft swaged lead bullets, JHPs, fmj, does not matter. They get a lot of flack as a brand, but my 1911 is a great pistol.
by 44shooter
Sat Mar 02, 2024 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nickel brass
Replies: 15
Views: 1343

Re: Nickel brass

Its main benefit is corrosion resistance
by 44shooter
Fri Mar 01, 2024 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Most accurate Blackhawk caliber?
Replies: 27
Views: 2558

Re: Most accurate Blackhawk caliber?

I haven’t really seen accuracy problems with any of them outside point of impact issues with Vaqueros. I remember 45 ACP and 45 Schofield being accurate and very pleasing to shoot. I have seen an inaccurate Single-Six, or at least it was with 22lr.
by 44shooter
Fri Mar 01, 2024 12:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is this a good plan?
Replies: 15
Views: 1597

Re: Is this a good plan?

Why not Valium? It is quite calming
by 44shooter
Wed Feb 28, 2024 7:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Short cases (.357)
Replies: 20
Views: 2082

Re: Short cases (.357)

How short ARE those cases? (And how does Hornady get away with making brass outside of SAAMI specs?) Maybe they had to make them that way to get them to feed reliably -Stretch The bullets are longer so they make cases shorter to maintain OAL. No different than Stinger cases or ratshot cases being l...
by 44shooter
Wed Feb 28, 2024 1:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Short cases (.357)
Replies: 20
Views: 2082

Re: Short cases (.357)

Great, just great! And I just picked up a 200ct bag of Hornady 357 factory brass! :? :roll: Thanks for the heads up on what I have to deal with. You might check with Hornady, but they may not use all 'short' cases - hopefully just for the 'leverevolution' loadings. Measure them and see, I guess. Th...
by 44shooter
Sun Feb 25, 2024 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Short cases (.357)
Replies: 20
Views: 2082

Re: Short cases (.357)

I don’t think it will hurt anything to seat the bullet deeper and crimp because, as you can see the Hornady brass on the left has no crimp. As long as your pressure doesn’t run too high from the additional compression. FWIW Hornady recommends brass be trimmed to 1.240” for their pointy 140s. I thin...
by 44shooter
Sat Feb 24, 2024 1:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Borrow for 30 seconds?
Replies: 9
Views: 1188

Re: Borrow for 30 seconds?

I think your rifle is almost certainly a 303, as said above 303 will not fully seat in a 308 chamber. I believe the Enfield action is too short for ‘06 conversion. If you really want to be sure, maybe take it to your LGS and have them check it..
by 44shooter
Thu Feb 22, 2024 2:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jm stamped 444marlin XLRs
Replies: 5
Views: 818

Re: Jm stamped 444marlin XLRs

The XLR series is supposedly an accurized variant for longer ranges. They coincided with Hornady’s development of LeverRevolution ammo and the FLX bullets. I read up on them at the time but do not remember the details. Something about the relative fit the magazine, stock and barrel and a longer barr...
by 44shooter
Thu Feb 22, 2024 2:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Short cases (.357)
Replies: 20
Views: 2082

Re: Short cases (.357)

AJMD429 wrote: Wed Feb 21, 2024 10:09 pm .
Are the shorties 'LeveRevolution' load brass...?
Most likely
by 44shooter
Sun Feb 11, 2024 2:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some Tisas 1911's recalled
Replies: 12
Views: 891

Re: Some Tisas 1911's recalled

The first recall of a 1911 I ever heard of. Only 113 years of development they could copy.