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by COSteve
Wed Jun 19, 2024 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: O.T. just in time...
Replies: 9
Views: 293

Re: O.T. just in time...

Weather is strange. Last week was 80° in western Wyoming. Yesterday it snowed! 25° last night and we'll be in 75-80°s again tomorrow..... That's pretty normal for mid spring and mid fall here in Colorado in our valley on the front range. I've even come up with a name for the condition. You see, 'In...
by COSteve
Fri Jun 14, 2024 2:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Modern Military use of a Trebuchet...!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 453

Re: Modern Military use of a Trebuchet...!!!

Best use of that here in Canada would be to throw Trudeau into an enemy country as he would surely screw that country up in short order as bad as he has screwed up Canada lol One thing to remember, most of your country voted for Trudeau. The same cannot be said here. Some would say not even a major...
by COSteve
Mon Jun 10, 2024 9:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone Know Anything About Heritage Manufacturing's Model 92 Leverguns?
Replies: 7
Views: 317

Re: Anyone Know Anything About Heritage Manufacturing's Model 92 Leverguns?

I stopped my a Murdochs Ranch and Home Supply yesterday doing errands and they had a .22lr Mare's Leg by Heritage. To be honest, it looked a bit cheap to me but it had a smooth action. They didn't have a center fire Heritage but said the finish on the one they had before was similar to the Mare's Le...
by COSteve
Sun Jun 09, 2024 7:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone Know Anything About Heritage Manufacturing's Model 92 Leverguns?
Replies: 7
Views: 317

Re: Anyone Know Anything About Heritage Manufacturing's Model 92 Leverguns?

So, I guess that means that Heritage is just another importer of Rossis as Taurus didn't make them either, they just imported them.
by COSteve
Sat Jun 08, 2024 3:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Homesteader Rifle by Henry
Replies: 18
Views: 488

Re: Homesteader Rifle by Henry

The Homesteader in 40 s&w would be a big improvement. I have an original Ruger Police Carbine from 1998. It's the 1st one that looks like a 10/22 with a black stock. It's a decent HD weapon because I got it in 40 s&w and my 165 grn handloads produce 1,380 fps and 698 ft/lbs ME using Power Pi...
by COSteve
Sat Jun 08, 2024 2:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone Know Anything About Heritage Manufacturing's Model 92 Leverguns?
Replies: 7
Views: 317

Anyone Know Anything About Heritage Manufacturing's Model 92 Leverguns?

With the bolt top safety and their address at 100 Taurus Way in GA, it seems as if they might be the old Taurus company. Further, despite their claim that they manufacture the firearms, they might just import them from Rossi. What do we know about them? Anyone? https://heritagemfg.com/lever-action/l...
by COSteve
Thu Jun 06, 2024 6:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 'Side-lever' M-14 - a good (Forgotten Weapons) review
Replies: 11
Views: 282

Re: 'Side-lever' M-14 - a good (Forgotten Weapons) review

I won a Springfield Scout M1A in a pro-gun raffle years ago, and I really don't see the need for a different 308. Others are nice, but the M1A does feel more like a 'real gun' than some of the others do to me. I couldn't agree more. My basic training rifle was an M14 and I also used it in Germany f...
by COSteve
Thu May 30, 2024 9:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How About 1 Caliber and Done?
Replies: 69
Views: 5111

Re: How About 1 Caliber and Done?

If it’s not going to be compact, then, why not get an AR or similar style firearm at fires on the actual rifle cartridge? The only other reason would be to have cartridge compatibility with a long gun and handgun, but if you have a long gun AND a handgun, then what’s the point in a pistol caliber c...
by COSteve
Mon May 27, 2024 12:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How About 1 Caliber and Done?
Replies: 69
Views: 5111

Re: How About 1 Caliber and Done?

Hopefully, come November, the pendulum will swing and sanity will once again be the norm in the US . . . at least for 4 more years.
by COSteve
Sun May 26, 2024 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Taylors and Co. New '73
Replies: 25
Views: 2379

Re: Taylors and Co. New '73

Quite true, but my point is the 9 is good enough for many uses. I agree that for many of you who own 9mm handguns, the attractiveness of a carbine in that caliber would be compelling. My comments weren't disparaging the caliber but rather a statement of preference. For me, as I don't own a 9mm anyt...
by COSteve
Sun May 26, 2024 8:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How About 1 Caliber and Done?
Replies: 69
Views: 5111

Re: How About 1 Caliber and Done?

Why on earth would you want to even consider only a single caliber? That's like deciding that you'll only eat one single type of food. Life is about enjoying the diversity of everything. So, no thank you, I'll stick to my 7 pistol and 9 rifle calibers I handload to use in my dozens of arms and enjoy...
by COSteve
Sat May 25, 2024 3:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Taylors and Co. New '73
Replies: 25
Views: 2379

Re: Taylors and Co. New '73

Per BBTI, a 125grn Cor Bon 9mm in a 16" levergun gives up about 700 fps to a 125grn Cor Bon .357mag. I compare it to a 6" revolver, the latter having been used on deer. For 125 gn Cor Bons, they show about 125 fps difference. There is a hunting load for the 9 that gets about 1300 fps with...
by COSteve
Fri May 24, 2024 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Taylors and Co. New '73
Replies: 25
Views: 2379

Re: Taylors and Co. New '73

Per BBTI, a 125grn Cor Bon 9mm in a 16" levergun gives up about 700 fps to a 125grn Cor Bon .357mag.

That's way, way too much velocity loss to make the 9mm worth considering in my book.
by COSteve
Sat May 18, 2024 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Not to Intrude on AJMD429's Post
Replies: 4
Views: 429

Re: Not to Intrude on AJMD429's Post

We were fortunate to have taken some 82 trips in the 17 years since I started my new career, "A Gentleman at Leisure". Most of those were out of the country and included 6 continents as we’ve not been to Antarctica . . . yet. Our first trip after the start of my new “career” was to Canada ...
by COSteve
Fri May 17, 2024 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Not to Intrude on AJMD429's Post
Replies: 4
Views: 429

Not to Intrude on AJMD429's Post

My wife and I love to travel and since retiring 17 yrs ago, we've been to 81 countries. We saved and worked our whole lives to travel as much as we could. So when AJMD posted, it reminded me of a discussion the wife and I had earlier this year when trying to decide where to go this year. We finally ...
by COSteve
Fri May 17, 2024 9:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Little Bighorn Colt Up For Auction in Texas
Replies: 9
Views: 903

Little Bighorn Colt Up For Auction in Texas

Little Bighorn Colt.jpg
by COSteve
Tue May 07, 2024 8:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage lever in 30/30
Replies: 10
Views: 838

Re: Savage lever in 30/30

I've got a 1949 Savage 99 in 300 Savage that's a great shooter. I got it to round out my collection of leverguns and don't shoot it much as I prefer my Winchester 88 in .308 better. But both are fine examples of the state of the art.
by COSteve
Sun May 05, 2024 11:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big Kitty in my driveway
Replies: 12
Views: 1136

Re: Big Kitty in my driveway

That's not a rare thing in our valley as we have all sorts of 'critters' roaming around from small squirrels, to bobcats, deer, elk, and bears.
by COSteve
Sun May 05, 2024 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cinco De Mayo
Replies: 5
Views: 605

Cinco De Mayo

Cinco De Mayo.jpg
by COSteve
Fri May 03, 2024 2:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another acquisition!
Replies: 10
Views: 1024

Re: Another acquisition!

Hodgdon will hardly be a monopoly in the reloading business. They are the largest powder supplier, but other than gunpowder they didn't sell anything else reloading related. And RCBS has lots of competition already, so they also aren't a monopoly. I think this marriage wont affect any of us the wro...
by COSteve
Fri May 03, 2024 10:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another acquisition!
Replies: 10
Views: 1024

Re: Another acquisition!

I'm concerned that Hodgdon is becoming a monopoly in the reloading business and that means bad things price wise in the future.
by COSteve
Fri May 03, 2024 9:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This Aero Precision offering will upset some folks...
Replies: 28
Views: 1933

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

My eyes! My eyes! A new low in firearms for sure. Butt ugly is all I can say.

Edit to Add:

Not on a bet. Not if it was free. Not if they paid me to take it.

I'd be embarrassed to be seen in public with that monstrosity.
by COSteve
Tue Apr 23, 2024 9:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite.45 Colt bullet to be used interchangeably
Replies: 33
Views: 3277

Re: Favorite.45 Colt bullet to be used interchangeably

In 255grn bullets, I prefer the X-treme 255grn FP plated as it feeds in both my SAA and both my leverguns smooth as silk and doesn't lead up the barrels whereas the 255grn Keith style lead isn't as smooth feeding in my leverguns and being plain lead, I have to deal with lead deposits. That said, I g...
by COSteve
Fri Apr 19, 2024 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 45 Colt, 135 grain bullet
Replies: 22
Views: 1936

Re: 45 Colt, 135 grain bullet

In .357mag leverguns, my "high power" load is a Zero 158grn JSP bullet over 18.0 grns (Max) of Lil'Gun powder. It produces higher velocities at much lower peak pressures than H110 which was my previous load. The velocities were recorded at the same range, with the same temps, same rifles, ...
by COSteve
Fri Apr 12, 2024 8:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'd not survive the 'corporate' world...
Replies: 19
Views: 1540

Re: I'd not survive the 'corporate' world...

I've heard tons of stories from friends and my kids of the "stuff" that goes on in the workplace these days. Thank God I was able to retire in September of 2007; over 16 1/2 years ago.
by COSteve
Wed Apr 10, 2024 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Great gun show finds this morning. Again!
Replies: 11
Views: 1372

Re: Great gun show finds this morning.

I guess the moral of the story is, I need to stop trying to be organized. Something always goes missing. jb 8) I'm just the opposite. If I don't organize my stuff it's gone. Everything has to have it's place or I'll lose it. My wife loves it because everything is always neat and in it's place. Been...
by COSteve
Wed Apr 10, 2024 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Howdy from Georgia!
Replies: 22
Views: 1823

Re: Howdy from Georgia!

Welcome to the fire from Colorful Colorado.
by COSteve
Wed Apr 10, 2024 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 300 Blackout to 600 yards
Replies: 2
Views: 326

Re: 300 Blackout to 600 yards

I set up a Henry H001 .22 lr with a Lyman rear sight to give me a chance at 300 yards and found the results interesting. While I could dial in the elevation, the wind made the prospect of actually hitting what you were aiming at almost random. Even when there was no apparent wind at all the drift be...
by COSteve
Tue Apr 02, 2024 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I know what he means
Replies: 9
Views: 1049

Re: I know what he means

I know exactly what you mean. I grew up in Northern California in the 50's and 60's when it truly was the 'Golden State'. No, it along with all of the 'Left Coast' cities have devolved into dung heaps. That's why I escaped to Jefferson County in Colorado back in 1980 where even though the Denver are...
by COSteve
Mon Apr 01, 2024 9:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many of you miss the old Marlin print ads?
Replies: 17
Views: 1411

Re: How many of you miss the old Marlin print ads?

A few more of my collection of jpgs. Jimmies First Gun is a Remington.jpg Marlin 90.jpg A gunshop in downtown San Jose, CA in the early 60's my dad took me to to get some ammo had this sign on the back wall. I always thought the levergun depicted (a '73) was cool looking even as a early teen. Winche...
by COSteve
Sun Mar 31, 2024 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ny police officer shot
Replies: 5
Views: 547

Re: Ny police officer shot

Do as I say, not as I do.
by COSteve
Sun Mar 31, 2024 2:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many of you miss the old Marlin print ads?
Replies: 17
Views: 1411

Re: How many of you miss the old Marlin print ads?

I have a bunch of the old adds in jpg. format. Here are a couple I like.

Win 88 Ad.jpg
Savage 99 7.jpg
by COSteve
Fri Mar 29, 2024 1:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is This Our Future?
Replies: 7
Views: 753

Is This Our Future?

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by COSteve
Fri Mar 29, 2024 8:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Affordable Health Care (DirectPay)
Replies: 12
Views: 1388

Re: Affordable Health Care (DirectPay)

My home and auto insurance yearly renewal is coming up in early May and I've already started pinging the independent company to put together some info on competitive rates from various companies. I've read here that the rates are going up between 25-40% this year alone!! I expect the quote from my c...
by COSteve
Fri Mar 29, 2024 8:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Affordable Health Care (DirectPay)
Replies: 12
Views: 1388

Re: Affordable Health Care (DirectPay)

Good to know about Kaiser and Japan as my son and I are going there in September.
by COSteve
Thu Mar 28, 2024 1:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Affordable Health Care (DirectPay)
Replies: 12
Views: 1388

Re: Affordable Health Care (DirectPay)

Kaiser is almost a 'Direct Pay' approach as the insurer is also the provider.
by COSteve
Tue Mar 26, 2024 8:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reloading Setups
Replies: 22
Views: 2403

Re: Reloading Setups

I'd say go with Dillion. A progressive makes a poor choice for someone just starting reloading. But you're experienced so buy what you will eventually end up with first. I disagree that a Dillon progressive makes a poor choice for someone just starting because of 2 processes you've overlooked. With...
by COSteve
Mon Mar 25, 2024 12:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reloading Setups
Replies: 22
Views: 2403

Re: Reloading Setups

What ever floats your boat I say! Reloading should be all about relaxing and enjoying the time spent ! Thoughts of saving money are there but not so much as it used to be. It is my hobby and I do what I can, how ever I want and when I want to safely to enjoy it! I agree completely! It's a hobby tha...
by COSteve
Sun Mar 24, 2024 9:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For the Horse People ... you know who you are ...
Replies: 9
Views: 1292

Re: For the Horse People ... you know who you are ...

One of the best things about living in our valley is that we have an equestrian center about 2 blocks and a 4 minute walk down the street from our home with over 35 miles of trails to ride just in our valley. While I don't own a horse myself now, I have friends that do who are too busy to ride as mu...
by COSteve
Thu Mar 21, 2024 6:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wonder what the ATF was after this guy for ...
Replies: 36
Views: 4706

Re: Wonder what the ATF was after this guy for ...

Bronco wrote: Thu Mar 21, 2024 12:40 pm I have come to just love Sixgun's angle on things :wink:
He does like tangents!
by COSteve
Wed Mar 20, 2024 8:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Howdy Ya'll!
Replies: 32
Views: 2783

Re: Howdy Ya'll!

Welcome from Colorado! Right nice levergun you've got there.
by COSteve
Tue Mar 19, 2024 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Armor on a budget
Replies: 16
Views: 1440

Re: Armor on a budget

The M48 was the Patton? Yes, the M48 Patton tank was a replacement for the M47 Patton tank. It had the same basic armament; a 30 cal co-axial MG, a M-2 50 cal TC MG and a 90 mm main gun. The M60 never was officially named like the Patton was as it was considered an improvement on the M48 design. Be...
by COSteve
Tue Mar 19, 2024 8:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Armor on a budget
Replies: 16
Views: 1440

Re: Armor on a budget

I got it. That's I was commenting on how much fuel they did burn. Everything about them is big, heavy and expensive.
by COSteve
Mon Mar 18, 2024 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Armor on a budget
Replies: 16
Views: 1440

Re: Armor on a budget

I'm all about Armor and Main Battle Tanks. But they were certainly NOT on a budget! At approximately 4 gallons of diesel to the mile, they sucked up a lot of fuel. Further, the 30 cal coax MG and 50 cal TC's MG spit out dollars every time you pulled the trigger. Then the main gun ate hundreds of dol...
by COSteve
Mon Mar 18, 2024 7:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Panic time. . . . an ECLIPSE…!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 1776

Re: Panic time. . . . an ECLIPSE…!!!

Our daughter lives in Austin, dead center of the track so we're going done to visit and watch the day turn to night. Only a couple of days for me and our son who'd going from Boulder, but the wife is staying until the 20th to visit and have some 'girls time'. I'll be 'batching it' for a couple of we...
by COSteve
Thu Mar 14, 2024 1:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sad Day
Replies: 12
Views: 1503

Sad Day

West Point Drops 'Duty, Honor, Country' from mission statement.

https://nypost.com/2024/03/14/us-news/w ... statement/
by COSteve
Tue Mar 12, 2024 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: are Rossis getting better?
Replies: 34
Views: 3958

Re: are Rossis getting better?

Doc, One 1886 Winchester would equal a years worth of production from Rossi. 🤪 I would never send my money to an overseas company that won’t let it’s own citizens own guns in the free way we have it. I don’t have any Ballards and I sure as heck wouldn’t give 3 cents for any Rossi made……same goes fo...
by COSteve
Fri Mar 08, 2024 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Went to a gun show today
Replies: 21
Views: 2633

Re: Went to a gun show today

I use to go to the Tanner GS here in Denver from about 1981 in the old convention center. It was the largest show in Colorado and had everything but it started to fade about 2016 and then COVID hit. When it came back it had moved to a hotel conference area and was just about ARs, jewelry and sky hig...
by COSteve
Thu Mar 07, 2024 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Guilty!
Replies: 27
Views: 2473

Re: Guilty!

He could have done what I have seen others do ... pick up the pistol and put his finger in the trigger guard .. cock the hammer and let go of it and BOOM! Finger in the trigger guard on the trigger. It is still negligent and careless, a result of not knowing what you are doing. I agree, however, it...