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by vancelw
Sat May 18, 2024 10:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Taylors and Co. New '73
Replies: 23
Views: 1531

Re: Taylors and Co. New '73

I handled one yesterday at the NRA show. The weight of that rifle will prevent bullet setback. Which is probably why they didn't choose .40 S&W or 10 mm. I saw quite a few "replica" guns in 9mm :? Including 1873 revolvers. Not sure what the appeal is. Except for the 9mm Tipmann gattlin...
by vancelw
Fri May 10, 2024 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: @#!&%# Grrrr
Replies: 22
Views: 1160

Re: @#!&%# Grrrr

JBowen wrote: Fri May 10, 2024 9:43 am I can relate! I had been looking for my combo wrench/screwdriver that came with my chainsaw all winter. A week or two ago during
a cold spell I pulled out one of my old work coats and low and behold that wrench was in the pocket! :lol:

JBowen
I have found guns that way.. :? :|
by vancelw
Tue May 07, 2024 2:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: @#!&%# Grrrr
Replies: 22
Views: 1160

Re: @#!&%# Grrrr

Here's something I can't figure out :-> How can every single roll of electrical tape be lost at the same time???? . Every tote, tool box, glove box, bench top, bookshelf, trunk, shop shelf, etc. are required as a matter of policy to have at least one roll of electrical tape at the ready all the tim...
by vancelw
Mon Apr 29, 2024 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tang Safety Question
Replies: 7
Views: 1264

Re: Tang Safety Question

I don't know for sure, but I believe that all Winchesters made by Miroku have them, and all Brownings made by Miroku do not. Based on the ones I've owned that's not 100% true. All my Brownings are, indeed, safety-free. I have an 1866 and a 1873, made by Miroku and branded Winchester that have no sa...
by vancelw
Mon Apr 15, 2024 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just one Blackhawk
Replies: 55
Views: 5089

Re: Just one Blackhawk

Tycer wrote: Mon Apr 08, 2024 9:56 am The Buckeye 32-20 / 32 H&R convertible.
Same here. Any of my other Blackhawks can be filled with a different item.
by vancelw
Fri Apr 05, 2024 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lever #4: .356 Winchester
Replies: 23
Views: 1807

Re: Lever #4: .356 Winchester

Nice find! Great caliber. Not so much on the butt pad, you are going to feel those 200 grainers go off both in your wallet and on your shoulder! Never understood why the .356/.307 didn't take off, seemed like pretty good cartridges - wonder if they'd do better now with the (semi) resurgence in inte...
by vancelw
Sat Mar 09, 2024 8:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PSA- Miroku Win 1886 Deluxe
Replies: 2
Views: 556

Re: PSA- Miroku Win 1886 Deluxe

Ysabel Kid wrote: Fri Mar 08, 2024 8:32 pm Oh, "Public Service Announcement"... I was scratching my head asking myself "Palmetto State Armory" has a Winchester 1886?!? :lol:
That's how I know you've been buying too much stuff :lol:
by vancelw
Thu Feb 29, 2024 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Back From South Africa
Replies: 12
Views: 1847

Re: Back From South Africa

Did it taste like chicken? :mrgreen: Seriously, did you have the chance to sample some of your kills, including the zebra? Tastes just like horse. :D Zebra is so good, that it encourages my wife to try new things. I've been thinking about cruising the cattle auction barns, looking for the occasiona...
by vancelw
Tue Feb 20, 2024 9:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My patient needed her Backup Gun
Replies: 23
Views: 2641

Re: My patient needed her Backup Gun

Our local "pain specialist" got convicted for overprescibing (aka providing excess for street deals)

Edit:

https://www.cbsnews.com/texas/news/texa ... se-deaths/
by vancelw
Wed Jan 31, 2024 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Henry Supreme Levergun.....
Replies: 12
Views: 1493

Re: Henry Supreme Levergun.....

I was 99% disinterested in this thread until I clicked on the link and saw it was going to be offered in .300 AAC Blackout with a threaded barrel. Now, if the quality seems acceptable and the price is not ridiculous, I might try one. I'm tired of tinkering with the AR. Subsonic 300 BLK is great fun ...
by vancelw
Tue Jan 30, 2024 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: S&W Lever gun
Replies: 44
Views: 4568

Re: S&W Lever gun

Looks like another copy of the Marlin designed guns. Can't anyone come up with their own designs anymore? Well, Henry tried a new lever gun, the Long Ranger but I don't know how successful it was. My shooting partner didn't like his in .243 and sold it due to disappointing accuracy. It was certainl...
by vancelw
Thu Jan 25, 2024 6:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .32 caliber j frame
Replies: 15
Views: 1460

Re: .32 caliber j frame

S&W 432 J-frame 32 H&R.jpg Ya'll quit posting this stuff! :lol: I told myself I have enough guns... :? But I kinda need this. I have a Ruger SP101 in .327 Federal Magnum and it definitely blasts. Not sure I would want to shoot it out of a snubby. There may be flame-cutting issues wi...
by vancelw
Fri Jan 19, 2024 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 310 dies for a .32 Special
Replies: 2
Views: 343

Re: 310 dies for a .32 Special

I'd use them.

I think I have a .30-30 set o can use the handle from.
by vancelw
Fri Jan 05, 2024 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Must Resist!!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1289

Re: Must Resist!!!!

Rockrat wrote: Fri Jan 05, 2024 11:02 am
Would have to do some trading though. Have a 39A with checkered wood (deluxe?) that I could trade but do I want another 45-70??? Cash wise its priced at $1k. Too high??
Check the current prices on 39A before even mentioning trade. They are ridiculously expensive right now.
by vancelw
Mon Dec 25, 2023 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30-30 Case Length Trimmer for .32 Special
Replies: 7
Views: 862

Re: 30-30 Case Length Trimmer for .32 Special

Bridger, the length may be ok, but the case gauge/pilot will be too small allowing the cutter end to not cut square. The gauge should be tight/snug on the cutter end. JBowen Ahhh. Didn't think about that. I have several of those tools but have never used them. I have only used the Lyman trimmer. I ...
by vancelw
Mon Dec 25, 2023 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Merry Christmas guys.....Whatcha get
Replies: 25
Views: 1775

Re: Merry Christmas guys.....Whatcha get

I got a new Chapuis Iphisi .375 H&H Also a new to me .45 3 ¼ double rifle. A new to me Leupold VX5HD scope. And 2 new Trijicon RMR sights. How, you ask, when you are sure I'm on the naughty list? I cut out the middlemen. No Santa, no wife needs to know anything. :D Ohh...and a new Ruglin trapper!
by vancelw
Mon Dec 25, 2023 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30-30 Case Length Trimmer for .32 Special
Replies: 7
Views: 862

Re: 30-30 Case Length Trimmer for .32 Special

Not 100% sure what you're asking...
The .30-30 case length and trim length is only .001 less than the 32 WS, so it should work. Close enough anyway.

Which particular Lee tool are you referring to? The 90136?

You could definitely use the 32 WS tool to trim the 30-30.
by vancelw
Fri Dec 22, 2023 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hit the indoor range this morning w/ the M&P .22 Mag
Replies: 7
Views: 497

Re: Hit the indoor range this morning w/ the M&P .22 Mag

I bought a M&P 2.0 in 22 simply because it was threaded.
It is by far my favorite can-equiped gun!
by vancelw
Sun Dec 10, 2023 11:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1886 and 336 Update
Replies: 10
Views: 845

Re: 1886 and 336 Update

Are you positive it doesn’t have a damaged crown or a ringed barrel? I find it hard to believe conventional bullets will not work. I had a 284 that would not shoot even after a recrown. It was ringed. I sent it to Ruger to be rebarreled. The lands and grooves sure didn’t tighten up over time . And ...
by vancelw
Sun Dec 10, 2023 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1886 and 336 Update
Replies: 10
Views: 845

Re: 1886 and 336 Update

I'd try a .309 bullet mould 1st, unless he's just dying to shoot jacketed.
Might even have a custom made .310 mould made

Try loading some .312 (32-20) cast bullets and see how accurate they are.
by vancelw
Fri Dec 08, 2023 8:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hodgdon's Reloading Webpage
Replies: 19
Views: 1376

Re: Hodgdon's Reloading Webpage

TedH wrote: Fri Dec 08, 2023 8:31 am The new version is much more difficult to use on a mobile device. Haven't tried it on my laptop yet. Of course the old version wasn't great either. They need to look at Sierra's data app. It's easy and reliable.
Which Sierra app? Do you have a link.
My initial search wasn't too fruitful
by vancelw
Thu Dec 07, 2023 9:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Medical Travel Insurance for Africa
Replies: 7
Views: 592

Re: Medical Travel Insurance for Africa

If you have a phone/carrier capable of wi-fi calling (AT&T et. al. ) you can make phones calls wherever you have an internet connection. Actual cell service is spotty in RSA and lots of locals use Whatsapp or similar. I was fortunate enough to be young and employed so I had medical insurance (th...
by vancelw
Wed Dec 06, 2023 10:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fedex or Ups ? UPDATE !!!
Replies: 10
Views: 726

Re: Fedex or Ups ?

I'm sure this this been discussed (and cussed) before but I'm in a bit of a time crunch. I have to return my Ruger LCP II 22lr (discussed earlier on another thread https://www.levergunscommunity.org/viewtopic.php?t=88996) to Ruger. Tomorrow. Opinions on which (Fedex or UPS) is the preferred?? Thank...
by vancelw
Wed Dec 06, 2023 9:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hodgdon's Reloading Webpage
Replies: 19
Views: 1376

Re: Hodgdon's Reloading Webpage

KWK wrote: Wed Dec 06, 2023 9:03 pm It was easier to change search parameters under the old format. It's not a big deal, but I prefer the previous format.
Yep. Very seldom is a new and improved webpage or app actually either one of those.
On my phone is was very difficult to view
by vancelw
Tue Dec 05, 2023 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin (Remlin made in 2019) 1894 CS, .357/38 lever gun
Replies: 16
Views: 1235

Re: Marlin (Remlin made in 2019) 1894 CS, .357/38 lever gun

40 years ago gas was $1.25 a gallon. Minimum wage was $3.15 A new Winchester 94 was $129 A new Remington 788 was $89.95 I can't remember what a loaf of bread cost. (69 cents?) Now it's $3.69 None of that means anything. What a person is will to pay is all that matters. But Lord I'm glad I bought mos...
by vancelw
Tue Dec 05, 2023 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 327 brass IN STOCK
Replies: 10
Views: 695

Re: 327 brass IN STOCK

Well next time one of us jerks :D posts make darn sure you act! :lol: I dont have a 327, would like to but too many others to work up loads for. Knowing guys here have em I figured I'd send out the alert so you guys could fight for em! Of course, I HAD to pick up a couple other things while I was i...
by vancelw
Tue Dec 05, 2023 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 327 brass IN STOCK
Replies: 10
Views: 695

Re: 327 brass IN STOCK

Ugh...you "jerks" just cost me a hundred bucks! :lol:
I ignored this post the 1st time I saw it.
But spent some time in the reloading room Sunday and decided it could use some stocking up!
by vancelw
Sun Dec 03, 2023 8:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .35 rem vs .30-30
Replies: 14
Views: 1374

Re: .35 rem vs .30-30

My grandson brought his M1 Garand over to shoot. His other grandfather gave him some 30-06 to shoot in it. I noticed right away that it was Turkish 8mm Mauser. The hot 8mm. I told him if I hadn't been there, it might have been a disaster. I know 8mm Mauser ammo blew up early 03's........Bob And 189...
by vancelw
Sat Dec 02, 2023 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .38-55 leverguns
Replies: 41
Views: 2743

Re: .38-55 leverguns

Vancelw, I purchased a Lee mold, I think it is 379-250 that I plan to start with when I get around to it. I have heard good reviews about it. What size ( diameter) is that Barnes bullet? Nice mule deer! JBowen IIRC they are .377, which works fine in my rifle with jacketed bullets. Someday I'll have...
by vancelw
Sat Dec 02, 2023 12:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .38-55 leverguns
Replies: 41
Views: 2743

Re: .38-55 leverguns

Chief Crazy Horse https://uniim1.shutterfly.com/render/00-Dhr2tlvawMSNFX4TrMAMCKr_1AnQ3pv5Eb7vbRPURMq4qvxNt18dl1alPozZNDlk?cn=THISLIFE&res=medium&ts=1558561761 Veeman, I have one of those Chief Crazy Horse Rifles, that I purchased back a 2003 and have never worked up a cast load for it. I t...
by vancelw
Wed Nov 29, 2023 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .35 rem vs .30-30
Replies: 14
Views: 1374

Re: .35 rem vs .30-30

Well?
Did you find out?!!
Enquiring minds want to know....
by vancelw
Sun Nov 26, 2023 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruger-Marlin SS45-70 trapper sale Bass Pro Cabelas
Replies: 10
Views: 895

Re: Ruger-Marlin SS45-70 trapper sale Bass Pro Cabelas

I went and bought one at Bass Pro in Grapevine yesterday. I 'just happen" to have a Banish 46 suppressor to use on it. (had to order an 11/16 to 5/8 adapter though) It looks and shoulders good. I like it so far. Length of pull is a little on the short side for me, and I hardly ever notice that...
by vancelw
Sun Nov 26, 2023 10:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruger-Marlin SS45-70 trapper sale Bass Pro Cabelas
Replies: 10
Views: 895

Re: Ruger-Marlin SS45-70 trapper sale Bass Pro Cabelas

I went and bought one at Bass Pro in Grapevine yesterday. I 'just happen" to have a Banish 46 suppressor to use on it. (had to order an 11/16 to 5/8 adapter though) It looks and shoulders good. I like it so far. Length of pull is a little on the short side for me, and I hardly ever notice that....
by vancelw
Thu Nov 09, 2023 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Steve's Gunz' bolt peep aperture?
Replies: 4
Views: 603

Re: Steve's Gunz' bolt peep aperture?

Check out Skinner sights.
They have different versions of bolt peeps, as well as barrel mounted peeps that go where the rear sight would.

http://www.skinnersights.com/rossi_firearms_23.html

The Lo-Pro is versatile
http://www.skinnersights.com/lo-pro_sight_7.html
by vancelw
Wed Nov 01, 2023 5:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CB Radio...?
Replies: 20
Views: 902

Re: CB Radio...?

. Licenses getting easier I guess...? https://www.radioworld.com/news-and-business/business-and-law/fcc-wants-to-bolster-amateur-radio Yes, unfortunately they have removed Morse code requirements (I think we will regret it someday) and you can upgrade from your "no-code" tech to a General...
by vancelw
Tue Oct 31, 2023 8:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 444 Marlin as a 'survival' gun...
Replies: 100
Views: 15086

Re: 444 Marlin as a 'survival' gun...

Ten years old. Proving that old threads and even older levergunners never die. Unfortunately the link to the article died in that time, resurrecting it to see if Doc has an alternative source for it. Thank you. I'm hoping someone will update it. I've got a 444 marlin in the safe that I resurrected ...
by vancelw
Sat Oct 21, 2023 10:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your Chronograph just became obsolete
Replies: 19
Views: 1172

Re: Your Chronograph just became obsolete

Garmin has come up with quite an impressive unit for us handloaders. If it turns out to be half as good as what I'm reading, it will be the death of the LabRadar units. https://www.garmin.com/en-US/p/771164 I've been wanting to buy a Labrador for a while, but I've been too busy to handload much lat...
by vancelw
Sat Oct 21, 2023 9:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any TC fans here? (Encores): UPDATE - i splurged
Replies: 15
Views: 1615

Re: Any TC fans here? (Encores)

I'm down to a .50 caliber muzzle loader barrel, a 223 varmint barrel and a 280 Remington barrel. I've never fired the .280, but ever Encore barrel I've ever owned would shoot nickel-sized groups at 100 meters. That includes pistol barrels in .308, 243 and .270 and tapered rifle barrels in 243 and 22...
by vancelw
Tue Aug 22, 2023 9:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 380 acp
Replies: 39
Views: 2081

Re: 380 acp

4t5 wrote: Tue Aug 22, 2023 8:35 pm I am thinking of picking up a small .380 , and am wondering what you guys have and how you like them. I like the reviews on the Ruger security 380.
Hard to beat a glock 42.
I've even got a Diamondback DB9 in 9mm that is about the same size. $300ish
by vancelw
Mon Aug 07, 2023 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Use For Your Cracked 30-30 Shells
Replies: 6
Views: 428

Re: A Use For Your Cracked 30-30 Shells

I use a 458 Lott case to charge my 58 caliber rifle. 110 grains BP
by vancelw
Fri Jun 30, 2023 12:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Definitions For The I.T. Challenged
Replies: 9
Views: 464

Re: Definitions For The I.T. Challenged

Here's a list of the most common errors.... EEOC- equipment exceeds operator capabilities ESTO- equipment smarter than operator Code 18- problem is 18 inches from screen PICNIC- problem in chair, not in computer PEBKAC- problem exists between keyboard and chair Short between the headphones IBM- idio...
by vancelw
Sat Jun 24, 2023 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chronied 44 mag Hornady custom 200XTP
Replies: 20
Views: 774

Re: Chronied 44 mag Hornady custom 200XTP

I believe what you are referring to are the XTP Mag bullets. They make them in .452 and .500 for the 454 Casull, 460S&W and 500S&W. Not saying they don't exist, but I haven't seen XTP Mags for any other pistol bullet diameter. Would be nice if they offered them for 357, 41 and 44 for use in...
by vancelw
Mon Jun 12, 2023 10:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keys
Replies: 12
Views: 785

Re: Keys

That's actually pretty cheap for a new key and programming. Some others I've seen can be $400-$500. :cry: Yes it is cheap for a dealer programmed key. But now that you have 2, you can program up to 6 more yourself. Every time I buy a new Ford, I immediately make myself 2 new keys and at least one n...
by vancelw
Wed May 03, 2023 5:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Federal Funds Target Rates
Replies: 5
Views: 433

Re: Federal Funds Target Rates

yet, us "Boomers" ruined the world for all the youngsters :roll: Cheapest home interest I ever paid was 8.5%. This house will rot down around me before I buy another (unless the next tornado is more accurate in it's attempt!) Gas was 1.25 a gallon when I graduated high school and minimum w...
by vancelw
Wed May 03, 2023 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Manhunt In Texas
Replies: 33
Views: 1811

Re: Manhunt In Texas

What would Jesus do? He would save his soul and gift him eternal life. I can't do that. All I could do is set up the meeting. True. I know that I’ve been sorely tempted and a particularly nasty child abuser comes instantly to mind. But my job was only to catch them. A man has to stay in his lane. Y...
by vancelw
Wed May 03, 2023 11:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Manhunt In Texas
Replies: 33
Views: 1811

Re: Manhunt In Texas

What would Jesus do?
He would save his soul and gift him eternal life.

I can't do that.
All I could do is set up the meeting.
by vancelw
Wed Apr 26, 2023 1:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Suppressors and accuracy…???
Replies: 7
Views: 422

Re: Suppressors and accuracy…???

Good topic. I’ve wanted one for a 22 but I am afraid to touch the gun. It’s one of the first Ruger 10/22 takedowns. It doesn’t have a threaded barrel and after I tried a dozen or so different rounds I found one that is stupid accurate. If I sort the rounds by weight it’s even more accurate. I would...
by vancelw
Mon Apr 10, 2023 11:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30 Ball Model of 1901
Replies: 11
Views: 774

Re: Just 30 government (30-06)

Historic note -- ".30 Government" most often refers to the .30-40 Krag. All of the 1895 Winchester rifles I have personally seen had "30 Government 03", "30 Government 06" and the .30-40s were marked ".30 U.S." or ".30 Army" :? I'll have to look at ...
by vancelw
Thu Apr 06, 2023 7:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: USPS disturbances in the force
Replies: 12
Views: 786

Re: USPS disturbances in the force

I think the USPS problems are nationwide. Their service was horrible during COVID and has not recovered. I'm pretty sure they are not delivering non-package mail daily, but sporadically instead. Since Amazon started using them for Sunday delivery (instead of UPS) Amazon 2-day delivery is more like 3...
by vancelw
Wed Apr 05, 2023 1:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Well lookee what I found
Replies: 7
Views: 722

Re: Well lookee what I found

AJMD429 wrote: Sat Apr 01, 2023 9:18 pm .
I can’t find mine…

….I think it’s with my moon-clip loader/unloader…

….wherever THAT is….. :| :(
:lol:
I couldn't find mine....now I have 5 :oops: