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by Canuck Bob
Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone use an EyePal vision enhancer?
Replies: 8
Views: 1884

Re: Anyone use an EyePal vision enhancer?

You can accomplish the same thing by punching a small hole in a square of electrical tape and positioning it on your glasses. $25 worth of electrical tape would be a lifetime supply for every eyeglass wearer on this Forum, and then some... My luck just when I need the $25 bucks worth of tape it wil...
by Canuck Bob
Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone use an EyePal vision enhancer?
Replies: 8
Views: 1884

Re: Anyone use an EyePal vision enhancer?

Lyman markets the EyePal and Merit might be history, not accepting orders. Life is too short to be poking holes in tape and applying to my glasses. It is a great idea but won't work for my personality. A guy on youtube drilled a small hole in a pair of flip-up dime store sunglasses. It is another we...
by Canuck Bob
Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone use an EyePal vision enhancer?
Replies: 8
Views: 1884

Re: Anyone use an EyePal vision enhancer?

Thanks Jack, interesting as I'm planning to use them year long at an outdoor range. We get some winter weather here! I just checked about Merit's offerings. They might be out of production sadly.
by Canuck Bob
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone use an EyePal vision enhancer?
Replies: 8
Views: 1884

Anyone use an EyePal vision enhancer?

Does anyone have experience with this device on the range? I'm interested in rifle and mostly receiver sights but I will try barrel sights too.

http://www.eyepalusa.com
by Canuck Bob
Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I am in remission, thank God!
Replies: 30
Views: 3371

I am in remission, thank God!

I am officially in remission after years of battling bone marrow cancer, Multiple Myeloma. This group has supported me through some rough times, thanks. You are a group of deplorable angels! I stay on the chemo from a study group going forward. Remission means inactive but not cured. I ain't complai...
by Canuck Bob
Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help with scope ring info, please?
Replies: 12
Views: 1777

Re: Help with scope ring info, please?

I will be using the Weaver Handi base and Warne Maxima rings, probably in low, matt, and QD. I'm checking on the Greybeard Handi site whether mediums might be better.
by Canuck Bob
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lever-Action Accuracy
Replies: 17
Views: 2715

Re: Lever-Action Accuracy

A list of accurizing articles for levers. Accurizing the Factory Rifle by McPherson is supposed to be the best but out of print and too pricey for me.

https://www.shootersforum.com/leverguns ... ction.html
by Canuck Bob
Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help with scope ring info, please?
Replies: 12
Views: 1777

Re: Help with scope ring info, please?

Going to ditch the QDs for now. I found a supplier that sells the Warne standard Weaver style so I think I'll go this route. I'll scope the Handi Hornet and maybe wait on the Handi 30 WCF. Thanks everyone.
by Canuck Bob
Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help with scope ring info, please?
Replies: 12
Views: 1777

Re: Help with scope ring info, please?

I had no idea that aluminum was considered a problem by some shooters. I'm looking into steel options now. I almost ordered Nikon A-Series aluminum rings last night. I like the QD Warne's design but the standard type look like a guy would need three hands to be removing or swapping optics much. It s...
by Canuck Bob
Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help with scope ring info, please?
Replies: 12
Views: 1777

Re: Help with scope ring info, please?

The more I look into this the more I think I'm chasing false economy. The weaver base and Warne quick detach might just be worth the money after all. The Warne QDs on my CZ527 are very nice for ease of use, sturdy, and appear scope finish safe. If I wasn't so cheap it would be a no brainer!
by Canuck Bob
Sat Jan 27, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lever-Action Accuracy
Replies: 17
Views: 2715

Re: Lever-Action Accuracy

Interesting thread. My 444 really settled down to 1.5 inch consistent groups with handloads. The 243 BLR shot well but had a mediocre trigger that kinda reduced consistency. The Winoku 92 32-20 shoots ok at 50 paces, 2 inches, but it has the buckhorn barrel sight and my vision hasn't helped. I'm sti...
by Canuck Bob
Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help with scope ring info, please?
Replies: 12
Views: 1777

Re: Help with scope ring info, please?

I should add I used the Top Mount rings once years ago on a short lived experiment with a 444. I remember no problems and the scope was not marked up, still own it. Recoil didn't budge the scope. As you folks know the 444 kicks a bit. I also remember fighting with a canted reticle because of the one...
by Canuck Bob
Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help with scope ring info, please?
Replies: 12
Views: 1777

Help with scope ring info, please?

I don't know much about scope rings. I need to scope two Handis with iron sights and will use the #82 Weaver base, actually one rifle has one already installed. I recently bought some Warne QD rings for my CZ 527s. One of them has iron sights so I wanted to take the scopes off easily. Very happy wit...
by Canuck Bob
Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First .32 Winchester Special
Replies: 19
Views: 2420

Re: First .32 Winchester Special

Welcome to the Special club. A real nice 32, congrats!
by Canuck Bob
Tue Dec 26, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 32 Special bullet and loading questions?
Replies: 5
Views: 1022

Re: 32 Special bullet and loading questions?

Thanks Joe, I am locked in with powder choice, H4895, IMR4198, SR4759, and IMR4227. I stocked up when prices stabilized after the past insanity and won't spend more as it is a lifetime supply at my usage rate. I am loading for two categories, 223 and Hornet then the 30-30, 303, 32 Special. I don't u...
by Canuck Bob
Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 32 Special bullet and loading questions?
Replies: 5
Views: 1022

32 Special bullet and loading questions?

I am starting to reload my early 50's 94 with a peep. I am wondering about bullet performance for accuracy. Hunting is not an issue and the two Hornady choices, 170 gr FN and FTX, and the Speer FN are the ones easily available to me here in Canada. If it is a toss up the Hornady RN gets the call due...
by Canuck Bob
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy is bringing a Win 88 back to life, advice?
Replies: 10
Views: 1755

Re: Buddy is bringing a Win 88 back to life, advice?

Grizz wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:40 pm
sounds like a nice gun...

did the 88s have a problem with premature unintended discharge?

I read that about some rifle, but can't recall which one.

Might be worth a search or two, eh?

Grizz
On it!
by Canuck Bob
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy is bringing a Win 88 back to life, advice?
Replies: 10
Views: 1755

Re: Buddy is bringing a Win 88 back to life, advice?

WOW, Pete. I am comfortable stripping partway and cleaning with your suggestions. My buddy knows me well and might decline the offer! Thanks
by Canuck Bob
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy is bringing a Win 88 back to life, advice?
Replies: 10
Views: 1755

Re: Buddy is bringing a Win 88 back to life, advice?

I drooled over a Finnwolf and tried to buy one. A lever owned by John Wayne might be cheaper ;-) , and less rare! I never was interested in 88s but after this they sure are handsome rifles. It appears the post-64 debacle may not have impacted the steel parts. The stocks did suffer with impressed che...
by Canuck Bob
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy is bringing a Win 88 back to life, advice?
Replies: 10
Views: 1755

Re: Buddy is bringing a Win 88 back to life, advice?

Just realized I didn't ask about any collector value in case he wishes to modify. I'm a modify kinda guy but it is not my rifle and I need to advise him properly.
by Canuck Bob
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy is bringing a Win 88 back to life, advice?
Replies: 10
Views: 1755

Buddy is bringing a Win 88 back to life, advice?

My best bud is joining me in my shooting hobby. He has a Winchester 88 308 that he inherited after a couple decades in storage. I haven't seen the rifle yet but from descriptions I think it is a rifle and not a carbine. It is stiff and he is considering a clean and inspection from a smith before use...
by Canuck Bob
Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone have any Hornady 30-30 Whitetail Ammo?
Replies: 2
Views: 960

Re: Anyone have any Hornady 30-30 Whitetail Ammo?

Well luck intervened. A local deal developed for 4 boxes of 30-30 Leverevolution and 11 boxes of Zombie Max. The cases are headstamped Hornady and the loaded cases measure the trim length of 2.30". I'm certain the only difference between Zombie Max and standard Leverevolution is the greem gummy tip....
by Canuck Bob
Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone have any Hornady 30-30 Whitetail Ammo?
Replies: 2
Views: 960

Anyone have any Hornady 30-30 Whitetail Ammo?

I'm laid up a bit and can't get to the LGS. I'm considering some of these cartridges for my 30-30 from the internet. I like Hornady brass so that will offset the cost of factory fodder. I've been warned that even the non FTX stuff comes with short brass. I think the 30-30 FTX is not a trimmed case b...
by Canuck Bob
Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Been away awhile back with brass questions?
Replies: 6
Views: 939

Re: Been away awhile back with brass questions?

Well I gave my head a shake. I'm going with Winchester brass or ammo for cases. 30-30 and 32 Special should be in Winnie brass maybe! If it isn't junk I'm going to standardize. It is half price and most reports are quite satisfactory. I'll report on quality once I pull the trigger.
by Canuck Bob
Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Found a NIB CZ452
Replies: 16
Views: 2318

Re: Found a NIB CZ452

What a beauty and a shooter! Outstanding deal in anybodies currency, I have a 452 lefty on the top of my bucket list but a few guns need to get new homes first.
by Canuck Bob
Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Been away awhile back with brass questions?
Replies: 6
Views: 939

Been away awhile back with brass questions?

Nice to be back. Health keeps me busy but all is well. I have picked up a 30-30 Handi and a second CZ 527 lefty 223 recently. My question is regarding current quality of 30-30 and 32 Special brass. I am stocking up and want to buy same lot number quality cases or loaded ammo with good cases. My need...
by Canuck Bob
Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Experience with threaded post peeps like the Skinner?
Replies: 15
Views: 2641

Experience with threaded post peeps like the Skinner?

I was wondering if the seemingly course adjustment of a half turn in elevation adjustment was ever a problem. Skinner posts are 8-40 I think from their website. That would be .0125 per half turn. Their technical page notes a 20" barrel Marlin would need an adjustment of .006 per inch at 100 yards. T...
by Canuck Bob
Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who shoots after Cataract Surgery? Advice, Please
Replies: 15
Views: 2564

Re: Who shoots after Cataract Surgery? Advice, Please

Surprise, surprise! John, I can easily sight the pistol sights. Both front and rear sight are in focus at arms length. The target out a window is focused as well. If my vision remains like this I may have to upgrade my PAL to restricted and get a nice little K22 for the range :-). I'm finding that t...
by Canuck Bob
Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shooting vision after cataract surgery?
Replies: 26
Views: 4050

Re: Shooting vision after cataract surgery?

piller, I agree. I'm breathing because of the advancement in treatment options and a blessed drug trial I'm on. My cataracts were the outcome of the steroids my cancer treatment requires. I'm so excited that shooting will remain in my life. It was looking like another loss, like hunting and my caree...
by Canuck Bob
Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who shoots after Cataract Surgery? Advice, Please
Replies: 15
Views: 2564

Re: Who shoots after Cataract Surgery? Advice, Please

John, sadly I only own a nice older air pistol. Legally using a handgun here sucks. I'll dig out my CZ breakbarrel air pistol and test a little later. It has nice sights and you have ignited my interest. I hardly used it because I realized after buying it I couldn't see the sights worth a darn. Bob
by Canuck Bob
Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do I need a special front sight?
Replies: 23
Views: 3214

Re: Do I need a special front sight?

My 94 with a Lyman 66 steel sight uses the standard front sight. So did my Rem 700 lefty or Ruger #1 Tropical. Every other receiver sight installation required a higher front sight, maybe 10 installations. If the standard sight doesn't work I always added a large brass bead sight, white beads and sn...
by Canuck Bob
Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shooting vision after cataract surgery?
Replies: 26
Views: 4050

Re: Shooting vision after cataract surgery?

I'm just 4 days since my left eye surgery and 3 weeks from the right eye. My right eye is about 20-30 and my left is tack sharp at distance. I'm a lefty. I've sighted my rifles and found that I see barrel sights very well and my beloved peeps like an eagle eye kid! I chose the standard lens and happ...
by Canuck Bob
Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who shoots after Cataract Surgery? Advice, Please
Replies: 15
Views: 2564

Re: Who shoots after Cataract Surgery? Advice, Please

I'll be posting this here and on my similar thread. I'm just 4 days since my left eye surgery and 3 weeks from the right eye. My right eye is about 20-30 and my left is tack sharp at distance. I'm a lefty. I've sighted my rifles and found that I see barrel sights very well and my beloved peeps like ...
by Canuck Bob
Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shooting vision after cataract surgery?
Replies: 26
Views: 4050

Re: Shooting vision after cataract surgery?

The right eye was done on Wed.. The return of vision has been as expected and I've been advised to allow 4-6 weeks for final vision stability. I am certain at this point that peep sights are back on the table or should that be bench! The surgery was a non-event, about 20 minutes, and post op has bee...
by Canuck Bob
Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First 30-30 mold
Replies: 27
Views: 3933

Re: First 30-30 mold

I got your PM today. I'll answer soon but I have a 32 Special not a 30-30. My question is regards your slug. It appears to be a throated chamber. My 32 has the rifling going to the chamber neck ramp. Yours has it ending before the ramp, indicating a chamber throat. Best sizing would be the diameter ...
by Canuck Bob
Fri Jun 09, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Retired! Next rifle!!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 2366

Re: Retired! Next rifle!!!!

Well life altered my plan. I saw a newer Handi 30-30 on a classified forum listing. Pick the rifle up tomorrow. It comes as issued with a mount base and box of ammo. It is wood/blue/sights and the pictures are excellent. This will go with my Handi Hornet.
by Canuck Bob
Sat Jun 03, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shooting vision after cataract surgery?
Replies: 26
Views: 4050

Re: Shooting vision after cataract surgery?

Thank you all. I've decided to go with the mono focus lenses. I evaluated that the most important visual skill I need to perform is driving the family till it is over. Up here spotting the suicidal moose is critical. I want long vision both eyes. Reading glasses and the belief that any procedure wil...
by Canuck Bob
Thu Jun 01, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shooting vision after cataract surgery?
Replies: 26
Views: 4050

Shooting vision after cataract surgery?

Visited the eye doctor and am looking at cataract surgery in both eyes, I'm a good candidate for good vision after surgery. I'm wondering for those folks who have gone through this did your iron sight use improve. I'm hoping my peep sight lever action vision will allow me to have effective sight pic...
by Canuck Bob
Mon May 29, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Retired! Next rifle!!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 2366

Re: Retired! Next rifle!!!!

6pt ... you have a good memory. My 444 Marlin was gifted to a friend. Still my vote for the best hunting rifle. I don't hunt anymore and cancer related bone problems make me less interested in recoil. My camp rifle is now a 32 Special. All my plans are reduced loads and mid range lead. I've decided ...
by Canuck Bob
Fri May 26, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Retired! Next rifle!!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 2366

Re: Retired! Next rifle!!!!

Thanks guys, the battle with cancer is on track and we are winning nicely. I need to be a little patient as it will take a couple months to wind down some important business. Then a decision will be made. One good thing it puts import from the south on the table. It is pricey for us Canadians. You Y...
by Canuck Bob
Thu May 25, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94, peep sight, left-handed shooter
Replies: 18
Views: 2097

Re: Winchester 94, peep sight, left-handed shooter

I have used the receiver sight on my Marlin 444 and Win 32 Special. One was Lyman and one was Williams. There is no problem with LH shooting of any kind. I'm a dedicated lefty. Buy screw adjustable, either field or target knobs, and if such things matter a pre-64 would do well with a nice used Lyman...
by Canuck Bob
Thu May 25, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Retired! Next rifle!!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 2366

Retired! Next rifle!!!!

I am retired, actually applying for disability insurance, but not going back to active work. I got mixed feelings as I like working but the big C has changed everything. I am going to treat myself to a new rifle, maybe my last one. I have a wish list that includes Ruger #1 and 3s. A BPS in the handy...
by Canuck Bob
Thu May 25, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1892 clones: Carbine vs. sporting rifle
Replies: 15
Views: 2274

Re: 1892 clones: Carbine vs. sporting rifle

My Winoku 92 32-20 with the long octagon rifle barrel is too barrel heavy for my tastes. Very manageable but an irritant.
by Canuck Bob
Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mounting scopes on 9422 and Handi Hornet.
Replies: 17
Views: 3356

Re: Mounting scopes on 9422 and Handi Hornet.

I,ve decided to move forward with a Weaver OT-10 extended base and a hammer spur. My vision just sucks without optics. Here is a pic received over on the rimfire forum with a 4x28 Leupold RF scope. The 2.5X is almost identical from bell to turret.

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by Canuck Bob
Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mounting scopes on 9422 and Handi Hornet.
Replies: 17
Views: 3356

Re: Mounting scopes on 9422 and Handi Hornet.

Here is a forgotten thread I started awhile ago. Near the end I did some rough testing for fit. The advice to get a hammer extension for the 9422 is looking more appealing. The Compact Leupold's would set up with the eye bell over the hammer I think. The Handi Hornet is getting a forward of hammer s...
by Canuck Bob
Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Price haggling with a friend
Replies: 17
Views: 2725

Re: Price haggling with a friend

"it is worth that but all I can afford is ..." seems manly and fair.
by Canuck Bob
Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mounting scopes on 9422 and Handi Hornet.
Replies: 17
Views: 3356

Re: Mounting scopes on 9422 and Handi Hornet.

I understand your problem with old eyes, mine are likely older than yours! While a scope answers the problem really well I have found that receiver peeps or tang sights are almost as good, have you considered that? I am a peep sight guy. My 32 Special has a nice Lyman 66 steel on it. I also hunted ...
by Canuck Bob
Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mounting scopes on 9422 and Handi Hornet.
Replies: 17
Views: 3356

Re: Mounting scopes on 9422 and Handi Hornet.

Pete, what Nikon is that and how happy are you with the Handi setup, please?

Can you also list out the mount and ring combo as well?
by Canuck Bob
Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mounting scopes on 9422 and Handi Hornet.
Replies: 17
Views: 3356

Re: Mounting scopes on 9422 and Handi Hornet.

Your break barrel air rifle might eat that scope up over time. Air guns and semi auto 22's recoil FORWARD. Rifle scopes are designed for backwards recoil. Airgun scopes are engineered to take that forward abuse. Make sure you lock tote the base screws! I'm not say it is going to happen but it very ...
by Canuck Bob
Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mounting scopes on 9422 and Handi Hornet.
Replies: 17
Views: 3356

Re: Mounting scopes on 9422 and Handi Hornet.

I almost bought a 9422 Magnum but it was during the ammo craziness. Found a used standard 22 early model instead. At that time the plan was to install a steel Lyman 66 to the 9422, darn vision! The 9422 is an unusually nice lever action rifle and scoping seems so blasphemous. However I would rather ...