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by buckeyeshooter
Sun May 12, 2024 8:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Are You Hunting with Your Levergun...
Replies: 39
Views: 2051

Re: What Are You Hunting with Your Levergun...

Deer hunting I generally use a JM Marlin XLR in .308 Marlin Express with Leupold Scope or a Winchester 1895 carbine with Williams foolproof in 30-06. For larger than deer, I like my Turnbull Marlin Cowboy in .50 Alaskan. It puts the smackdown on game.
by buckeyeshooter
Tue May 07, 2024 8:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: rossi mag tubes to Henry style mag tubes
Replies: 13
Views: 993

Re: rossi mag tubes to Henry style mag tubes

I have seen folks unload that way and a couple of my lever actions will spit out the rounds if you push the loading gate down far enough and keep your fat thumb out of the way.
by buckeyeshooter
Sun May 05, 2024 8:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: rossi mag tubes to Henry style mag tubes
Replies: 13
Views: 993

Re: rossi mag tubes to Henry style mag tubes

Does anyone convert the magazine tubes on ROSSI R 92s to the style like Henry does? It seems to be a safer system especially for unloading. I know, I grew up with Winchesters and Marlins, and we always had to unload cycling the rounds thru the chamber. I am 73, and have never had a problem, but it ...
by buckeyeshooter
Fri May 03, 2024 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This Aero Precision offering will upset some folks...
Replies: 28
Views: 1970

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

That is one ugly rifle. I like walnut and blue and if I am hunting in snow or pouring rain, I pull out my JM Marlin XLR in .308ME with the nice leupold 2 x7x 33 in silver. That solves any objections in my book.
by buckeyeshooter
Sat Apr 27, 2024 9:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gorgeous lever gun, but why?
Replies: 24
Views: 2636

Re: Gorgeous lever gun, but why?

wrong chambering. my guess is that 30-30 is the best selling lever rifle chambering (non handgun round) so they picked it. I would chamber it in .348, 45-90, 450 Alaskan, 50 Alaskan and 50-110.
by buckeyeshooter
Sat Apr 13, 2024 11:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just one Blackhawk
Replies: 55
Views: 5472

Re: Just one Blackhawk

As far as a single action, one of my pair of 4 5/8 stainless Vaqueros that I had made into 44 magnum/44-40 convertibles. As far as only one, My 1978 vintage Smith and Wesson 29 in nickle with a 6.5 inch barrel with presentation case and goodies. I have shot 10's of thousands, if not a 100,000 rounds...
by buckeyeshooter
Fri Apr 12, 2024 6:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 350 grains at 2,600 FPS - from a handgun....
Replies: 11
Views: 1174

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 buckeyeshooter
Tue Apr 09, 2024 3:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 350 grains at 2,600 FPS - from a handgun....
Replies: 11
Views: 1174

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 buckeyeshooter
Sun Apr 07, 2024 3:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 350 grains at 2,600 FPS - from a handgun....
Replies: 11
Views: 1174

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

I shoot the Barnes 275 grain at 1900 fps as my normal load in my .500 sw. The recoil is much less than my 3 inch SW 29 in 44 magnum with 300 grain bullets. The 6.5 inch .500 is pretty heavy, its ported and it has very good recoil absorbing grips. I really like it for hunting.
by buckeyeshooter
Sat Apr 06, 2024 2:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I was talking with some friends about the S&W Model 10
Replies: 32
Views: 2848

Re: I was talking with some friends about the S&W Model 10

A true classic. The most popular double action ever made I would guess. Love to shoot them.
by buckeyeshooter
Sun Mar 24, 2024 8:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: one shot with a 44 or 45 lever, whats you load
Replies: 30
Views: 3084

Re: one shot with a 44 or 45 lever, whats you load

If I had to use a 44 magnum, 300 grain xtp with max charge of 2400. However, if there is even a chance of a griz in the area, I'm carrying a 50 Alaskan with 535 grain Woodleigh's at 1900 fps. I know they shoot through both shoulders and leave a golf ball sized exit. Question is, can I place the shot...
by buckeyeshooter
Mon Mar 18, 2024 5:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First Guns for newbies
Replies: 22
Views: 2572

Re: First Guns for newbies

If we are talking self defense or general plinking and learning to shoot. I am going a 22 long rifle like a single six, 38 special (used) smith and wesson 10 revolver or a pump shotgun. In my case, I taught my wife, neice and nephew to shoot with my grandfathers Smith and Wesson 32 Long and my Smith...
by buckeyeshooter
Mon Mar 18, 2024 5:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hornady 250gr RN bullets in 35 Remington
Replies: 7
Views: 1148

Re: Hornady 250gr RN bullets in 35 Remington

Those will work fine in a 350 Remington Magnum or 358 Norma Magnum too. The will not expand and take a lot of case volume in a 35 Remington.
by buckeyeshooter
Mon Mar 18, 2024 5:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting question for black powder shooters
Replies: 8
Views: 1194

Re: Interesting question for black powder shooters

I shoot stainless vaqueros (2 cylinders) for cowboy action in 44-40 (black) and 44 magnum (smokeless). I can get them completely clean on the cylinder face with a bit of Flitz and a soft cloth. The black powder cleans off easy with hot soap and water usually.
by buckeyeshooter
Mon Mar 18, 2024 5:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 338 Marlin Question
Replies: 15
Views: 1339

Re: 338 Marlin Question

TraderVic wrote: Thu Mar 14, 2024 6:18 pm Ruger has stated their intentions to eventually re-introduce the previous models and calibers, although it will certainly take awhile.
Won't happen in my lifetime if at all.
by buckeyeshooter
Mon Mar 18, 2024 5:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why isnt there more variety?
Replies: 20
Views: 2210

Re: Why isnt there more variety?

Because the gummie grenades are useless for anything but putting holes in paper. I have commented already on the fragmenting of the hornady bullet on game use. Funny I’ve not had any issue with them on deer in the whole gamut of cartridges . I shot 8 deer with a 308 ME, I shot all deer on the point...
by buckeyeshooter
Fri Mar 15, 2024 11:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why isnt there more variety?
Replies: 20
Views: 2210

Re: Why isnt there more variety?

Because the gummie grenades are useless for anything but putting holes in paper. I have commented already on the fragmenting of the hornady bullet on game use.
by buckeyeshooter
Fri Mar 15, 2024 11:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: article ...... Marlin 1894 Classic receives 2023 Editor's Choice Award
Replies: 7
Views: 874

Re: article ...... Marlin 1894 Classic receives 2023 Editor's Choice Award

The ones I have seen look nice. "Brown recoil pad for hard recoiling Magnum loads"???? Huh??? Mine was made in 1984 and has the black plastic buttplate and I have never shot any 44 Magnum load that I even noticed recoil on. Now, my 444, 45/70, 50 Alaskan and 50-110 are a different matter.
by buckeyeshooter
Fri Mar 15, 2024 11:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 45 ACP Loads
Replies: 16
Views: 1678

Re: 45 ACP Loads

I load 7 grains of unique under a 200 grain cast for Wild Bunch Action shooting. It chronos at an average of 830 fps out of the 3 1911's I may use. Actually, I keep the powder measure set at 7 grains unique as I can load 45acp, 44 magnum, 44 special. 44-40 or 45 Colt with that same powder charge. I ...
by buckeyeshooter
Wed Mar 13, 2024 8:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Aluminum receivers
Replies: 10
Views: 1357

Re: Aluminum receivers

44shooter wrote: Sun Mar 10, 2024 4:59 pm The one I’m referring to is a 357 magnum
Not for 454
casul for shure.
by buckeyeshooter
Wed Mar 13, 2024 8:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: IN THE PAST .......
Replies: 7
Views: 1025

Re: IN THE PAST .......

Of no consequence to me. I gave up alcohol 31 years ago. I was too fat and it was an easy way to reduce calorie intake. I am healthier for it. Although I do miss a Miller Hi Life in a glass bottle sometimes.
by buckeyeshooter
Wed Mar 06, 2024 2:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Went to a gun show today
Replies: 21
Views: 2657

Re: Went to a gun show today

I have not been to a gun show this century. I quit the Ohio Gun Collectors when the left Vet's Memorial in Columbus. If I thought I could find some brass cases and perhaps some bullets at even a 20% inflated price, I might try it.
by buckeyeshooter
Wed Mar 06, 2024 2:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Parker, CZ and Winchester
Replies: 4
Views: 464

Re: Parker, CZ and Winchester

We have a club in my area where they place birds and give you a dog or bring yours. I enjoy going out several times a year for shooting session. I generally use a hammered double 12 or a Winchester model 12 in 16 gauge. Then roast some pheasant for dinner.
by buckeyeshooter
Wed Mar 06, 2024 2:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nickel brass
Replies: 15
Views: 1639

Re: Nickel brass

If you put brass cases in the loops of your leather belt and do not remove them, you get green crud all over the cases and the leather loop. If you use nickel cases, you have a nice looking belt with pretty ammo. I also think (subjectively) it feeds smoother. Another benefit not mentioned is that wh...
by buckeyeshooter
Sun Feb 25, 2024 11:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jm stamped 444marlin XLRs
Replies: 5
Views: 882

Re: Jm stamped 444marlin XLRs

Actually the XLR seems to be a copy of my 336 adl waffletop in stainless and laminate without the waffle and drilled and tapped for a scope. As I like the 24 inch barrel and half magazine better than the carbine, you will not be getting any of mine anytime soon. :lol:
by buckeyeshooter
Sun Feb 25, 2024 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1876 for Brown Bear
Replies: 22
Views: 2143

Re: 1876 for Brown Bear

1886 Winchester, chambered in 50-110 Winchester shooting the .535 grain Woodleigh RN at about 2000 fps. Doesn’t appear to be a winchester 1876 :P Correct. I don't own one. But the 1886 I have and a Marlin 1895 Cowboy that has been reworked to .50 Alaskan. The 1876 is the same design as my uberti ye...
by buckeyeshooter
Sat Feb 24, 2024 5:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1876 for Brown Bear
Replies: 22
Views: 2143

Re: 1876 for Brown Bear

1886 Winchester, chambered in 50-110 Winchester shooting the .535 grain Woodleigh RN at about 2000 fps.
by buckeyeshooter
Tue Feb 13, 2024 7:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The real Super Bowl winner
Replies: 15
Views: 1190

Re: The real Super Bowl winner

Who watches the super bowl? I gave up on all nfl games when they started the kneeing nonsense.
by buckeyeshooter
Tue Feb 13, 2024 7:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 410 too little for any game you say?
Replies: 39
Views: 3111

Re: 410 too little for any game you say?

I bought a JM Marlin XLR .410 lever action. Excited to try it out I bought a box of 6's, 7.5's and 8's. Went to my range and put up an outers life sized squirrel target and started checking the pattern. It was the worst I ever saw! The BEST group was 4 pellets of 7.5's on the squirrel at 20 yards. ...
by buckeyeshooter
Tue Feb 06, 2024 7:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 410 too little for any game you say?
Replies: 39
Views: 3111

Re: 410 too little for any game you say?

I bought a JM Marlin XLR .410 lever action. Excited to try it out I bought a box of 6's, 7.5's and 8's. Went to my range and put up an outers life sized squirrel target and started checking the pattern. It was the worst I ever saw! The BEST group was 4 pellets of 7.5's on the squirrel at 20 yards. ...
by buckeyeshooter
Tue Feb 06, 2024 6:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let’s talk about shotguns for serious use.
Replies: 79
Views: 9917

Re: Let’s talk about shotguns for serious use.

serious use? Well bedside I have a double barrel Elibar of Spain sawed off at 20 inches, loaded with 00 buck and it's a 10 gauge not a 12. If more serious, I have a Remington Custom Shop SP-10 with a 20 inch screw in choke barrel with rifle sights and an extra vent rib 26 inch screw in choke barrel ...
by buckeyeshooter
Tue Feb 06, 2024 5:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 410 too little for any game you say?
Replies: 39
Views: 3111

Re: 410 too little for any game you say?

I bought a JM Marlin XLR .410 lever action. Excited to try it out I bought a box of 6's, 7.5's and 8's. Went to my range and put up an outers life sized squirrel target and started checking the pattern. It was the worst I ever saw! The BEST group was 4 pellets of 7.5's on the squirrel at 20 yards. M...
by buckeyeshooter
Wed Jan 24, 2024 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is the round-nosed lead pistol bullet good for?
Replies: 25
Views: 2802

Re: What is the round-nosed lead pistol bullet good for?

plinking or cowboy action shooting are great for round nose lead bullets. I don't think I would want to be shot with one myself.
by buckeyeshooter
Wed Jan 24, 2024 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A lot of Bull
Replies: 68
Views: 11193

Re: A lot of Bull

Having been raised on a farm where we had plenty of horses and cattle and from age 12 to my mid 20's having the duty to take care of the livestock, I have had the unfortunate opportunity to have like experiences. I never left the house for the barn (from age 17) without my Smith & Wesson 44 magn...
by buckeyeshooter
Wed Jan 24, 2024 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Paul Harrell hasn't much time
Replies: 19
Views: 3022

Re: Paul Harrell hasn't much time

Paul seems a very knowledgeable and humble guy to me. I watch all his videos as soon as I see they are available. I like his humor too. I am very sad to hear he has cancer, I enjoy his videos and wish him well.
by buckeyeshooter
Fri Jan 12, 2024 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: speaking of shotgun slugs
Replies: 26
Views: 1897

Re: speaking of shotgun slugs

I use the good old Federal 1 3/4 ounce 10 gauge slug out of my SP-10 autoloader. I had it made in the Remington Custom Shop in the 80's. A 20 inch barrel with screw in chokes and rifle sights and a 26 inch screw in choke barrel with vent rib. When you hit a deer in the chest with the 10 gauge, it is...
by buckeyeshooter
Mon Dec 18, 2023 7:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dumped the 1022!
Replies: 43
Views: 3242

Re: Dumped the 1022!

I am still shooting a Remington 121 pump. It is a first year gun with 4 digit serial number. Purchased by my grandfather and he taught my father, myself, my brother and sister along with aunts, uncles and cousins how to shoot with it. Never had the urge for a 10/22.
by buckeyeshooter
Sun Dec 03, 2023 6:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .38-55 leverguns
Replies: 41
Views: 2991

Re: .38-55 leverguns

I have a Winchester 94 Legacy in 38/55 with a 26 round barrel that is still new and unfired. I bought it on the day that USRA announced Bankruptcy. Nice wood and nice gun. I have just never gotten around to shooting it.
by buckeyeshooter
Fri Dec 01, 2023 1:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone else wish they had bought a dozen 336's when they were $200 at Wallyworld?
Replies: 23
Views: 1559

Re: Anyone else wish they had bought a dozen 336's when they were $200 at Wallyworld?

I would not mind having more, but I do not shop at wally world....ever!
by buckeyeshooter
Tue Nov 28, 2023 8:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone own a Chiappa 1887?
Replies: 3
Views: 361

Re: Anyone own a Chiappa 1887?

My guess is the fireballs were impressive.
by buckeyeshooter
Sun Nov 26, 2023 5:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone own a Chiappa 1887?
Replies: 3
Views: 361

Re: Anyone own a Chiappa 1887?

I can tell you they hold up. Lassiter has been shooting one for at least 10 years in Cowboy Action Shooting. He engineered this drop 2 conversion for competition, which you would not want. But they do hold up well. I wish they made them in 10 gauge also.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47nWth0kRS8
by buckeyeshooter
Tue Nov 21, 2023 1:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Broke my Dillon!
Replies: 34
Views: 3018

Re: Broke my Dillon!

I bought the progressive because I started CAS and was shooting 500 rounds a week of handgun and 100 of shotgun. I did a match both Saturday and Sunday, then practice on Wednesday. I still use my Lyman Spar-T that I bought in the Expert kit back in 1978. I still use it for all my hunting loads. I re...
by buckeyeshooter
Mon Nov 20, 2023 7:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Broke my Dillon!
Replies: 34
Views: 3018

Re: Broke my Dillon!

I bought a 650 with all the bells and whistles and it never would seat primers and the powder check station would not stay in adjustment. I went through a lot of wasted time with customer service and finally sent it back and they sent it back still not working. After way too much baloney from them t...
by buckeyeshooter
Wed Oct 25, 2023 9:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unique doesn’t meter well?
Replies: 29
Views: 1664

Re: Unique doesn’t meter well?

You will not like hearing this, but my take is it is the Dillon product not the Unique. I had a real nasty Dillon 650 that would not seat primers, had trouble metering unique and the overcharged powder station also came out of adjustment after about every 10 rounds. I sent it back to Dillon and they...
by buckeyeshooter
Wed Oct 25, 2023 9:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 50-110 Levergun Video!!
Replies: 15
Views: 1132

Re: 50-110 Levergun Video!!

COSteve wrote: Tue Oct 17, 2023 3:06 pm This makes a 45-70 look like a wimpy plinker!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qg1RhlQ9JE
Both my 50 Alaskan and 50-110 DO make the 45/70 into a wimpy plinker!!!
by buckeyeshooter
Sat Sep 23, 2023 7:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 35 Rem ammo available
Replies: 24
Views: 1497

Re: 35 Rem ammo available

. At least, if you invest in 60 to 120 rounds, that’s enough cases that if you’re just hunting with the gun it’s going to last a lifetime if you don’t push your reloads to really hot levels. primers and powder are not depend on the cartridge, and bullets of a suitable diameter aren’t really that ha...
by buckeyeshooter
Thu Sep 14, 2023 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are your thoughts on these velocities
Replies: 33
Views: 1750

Re: What are your thoughts on these velocities

I shoot 7 grains of unique with a 200 grain cast for Cowboy Action shooting and it Chronos 1020 out of my 20 inch Marlin 1894 in 44 magnum. My guess is that if you used a 250 grain cast instead of the 200 you could get under 1000 fps. Thanks That sounds just like the information that I wanted in ca...
by buckeyeshooter
Sat Sep 09, 2023 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are your thoughts on these velocities
Replies: 33
Views: 1750

Re: What are your thoughts on these velocities

I shoot 7 grains of unique with a 200 grain cast for Cowboy Action shooting and it Chronos 1020 out of my 20 inch Marlin 1894 in 44 magnum. My guess is that if you used a 250 grain cast instead of the 200 you could get under 1000 fps.
by buckeyeshooter
Mon Sep 04, 2023 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Funny thing about some guns.
Replies: 13
Views: 842

Re: Funny thing about some guns.

welcome to the world of all guns shoot differently. Want a real head scratcher. I have 2 4 3/4 Vaqueros, 2 5 1/2 Vaquero Bisleys, a Uberti 1866 and a Turnbull 92 deluxe takedown and I need them ALL to shoot the same load to about the same spot for Cowboy Action Shooting. By the way, they are all in ...
by buckeyeshooter
Mon Sep 04, 2023 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ian’s kaboom - / - was a tubular magazine detonation…
Replies: 14
Views: 815

Re: Ian’s kaboom - / - was a tubular magazine detonation…

Bonehead mistake! In CAS at the clubs I shoot at, they always recommend that you load the original Henry at a 45 degree angle or less, with the barrel pointed in a safe direction and be very careful NOT to let the follower impact the rounds under spring pressure. If you let that spring fly and there...