Search found 2813 matches

by earlmck
Thu Apr 22, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: CoVid and Ivermectin...hot off the press
Replies: 78
Views: 3578

Re: CoVid and Ivermectin...hot off the press

DocAJ -- Much thanks for keeping all us old levergunners updated on this stuff -- I've been forwarding your info among my family from the get-go and we haven't had anybody even get very sick to date. One little correction to this post: the Ivermectin site is to be found at Ivmmeta.com . More on Vita...
by earlmck
Thu Apr 22, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: found some 44 special 240 grain winchester ammo
Replies: 7
Views: 136

Re: found some 44 special 240 grain winchester ammo

Don't know how close it is in the real world but when I asked QuickLoad that question assuming I'd used TrailBoss to make those 750 fps Cowboy loads -- QL thought I'd gain 150 fps going from a 6" barrel to a 20" barrel.
by earlmck
Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Gates, Vaccines, and De-population
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: Gates, Vaccines, and De-population

Huh! So by 2010 Bill Gates was considering "vaccines" to be a major vehicle for reducing his simple equation toward "zero". And the only thing these vaccines he is so in love with can impact in that equation is "world Population". And this old dummy thought vaccines were being used to increase human...
by earlmck
Sun Apr 18, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Loading 50AK with 500L dies
Replies: 1
Views: 67

Re: Loading 50AK with 500L dies

I don't have either one of those cartridges but I looked at the dimensional drawings and I can see why you are asking the question. I can see from the drawings that if I had dies for the Linebaugh I would certainly be happily loading the Alaskan as long as I only needed to neck-size. I would worry a...
by earlmck
Sat Apr 17, 2021 2:41 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Double Standard in the U.S. - kinda like Russia or China...
Replies: 3
Views: 131

Re: Double Standard in the U.S. - kinda like Russia or China...

The "Justice" Department must have seen a different video than the ones I watched. I didn't see the one where the three Capitol Police were "forced to evacuate" from their position in front of the doors. In the videos I watched the three policemen were standing firmly in front of the doors, keeping ...
by earlmck
Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sea Stories.....
Replies: 9
Views: 318

Re: Sea Stories.....

"When I empty garbage in alley I carry cleaver. When labbit go 'meow' I go chop-chop!" Hah! I may have eaten some of that labbit. Did he have a branch restaurant in Olongapo? Anyway, back in my nearly forgotten days of yore I was stationed at a repair facility in Danang '68-'69. Navy boys were runn...
by earlmck
Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TONKIN GULF YACHT CLUB
Replies: 19
Views: 587

Re: TONKIN GULF YACHT CLUB

At the time I left the grey floaty thing in the Tonkin Gulf to do my shore duty over on the beach at Danang I was ET-2 (electronics technician 2nd class (E5)). Fixed radars.
by earlmck
Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marbles W1 aperture
Replies: 10
Views: 252

Re: Marbles W1 aperture

Nice! Very nice! I've been shooting your Marlin's younger brother -- made in 1906. It has shot well with RL-7 but by the time I got enough powder in to burn consistent the velocities were up where I needed (or at least I assumed I needed) my gas-checked bullet. If you have plain-based bullets you'll...
by earlmck
Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Test run...... IT WORKED! 45/110 in Gel
Replies: 12
Views: 387

Re: Test run...... IT WORKED! 45/110 in Gel

That is verrry interesting to see that stuff slowed down like that. Thanks for the view!
by earlmck
Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TONKIN GULF YACHT CLUB
Replies: 19
Views: 587

Re: TONKIN GULF YACHT CLUB

Well I spent a little time in the same Yacht club: '66 to '68 -- USS Bon Homme Richard CVA 31. I'm pretty sure there are lots of survivors; how many are levergunners is the question I suspect Joe is asking.
by earlmck
Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do you get consistent throws from powder measure?
Replies: 65
Views: 1571

Re: How do you get consistent throws from powder measure?

I don't have much to contribute to the discussion because all my "powder measure wisdom" has already been covered -- bias toward ball/small granule type powders, give a little vibration (I have a little "double-tap" I do when operating measure), use pistol drum when measuring small loads. On that la...
by earlmck
Sat Mar 20, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Initial range report: Marlin 1894 38/40
Replies: 20
Views: 947

Re: Initial range report: Marlin 1894 38/40

What's the story on the pistol gripped '92? Or is it a 65 with the Whelan stock...65's didn't come in 38-40 but I'm thinking something different. One of those "gun show" finds -- pretty sure the buttstock, the front sight, and the barrel are not what came out of the factory initially. It's still on...
by earlmck
Sat Mar 20, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30 Herrett or not?
Replies: 8
Views: 600

Re: 30 Herrett or not?

Well.... yeah, you gotta' have a 30 Herrett now. And your friend "owes" you the dies for it I would think after foisting those relics onto you.
by earlmck
Sat Mar 20, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ahhh...new brass!
Replies: 10
Views: 742

Re: Ahhh...new brass!

Sometime in the mid 1920's my dad and his older brother pooled their resources to buy a m92 25/20. I don't know about the older brother but dad told me he'd earned his share by delivering grandma's butter and eggs to the neighborhood store (a little 10-mile jaunt by horseback). The older brother die...
by earlmck
Sat Mar 20, 2021 1:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ahhh...new brass!
Replies: 10
Views: 742

Re: Ahhh...new brass!

My 25/20 supply is not quite low but sure could use more. Every time I see a box of loaded ammo I buy it regardless of the $$$$$. Guess if I had to I could fireform some of my Bee brass , got couple hunnered of those. The Starline 32/20 brass forms into 25/20 awful easy. Just run the new case over ...
by earlmck
Sat Mar 20, 2021 1:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Initial range report: Marlin 1894 38/40
Replies: 20
Views: 947

Re: Initial range report: Marlin 1894 38/40

Guess I missed the barrel length in your previous post on the 1894 Marlin? That's 4" over standard, and a very cool special order feature on your gun! Looks like a pretty accurate rifle, and likely even better once you find the perfect load. In my initial post l mistakenly reported that it was a 26...
by earlmck
Fri Mar 19, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Initial range report: Marlin 1894 38/40
Replies: 20
Views: 947

Initial range report: Marlin 1894 38/40

Here she is, all 7 1/2 pounds with that 28" octagon barrel Marlin3840143.jpg As compared to 7 pounds of M92 with 22" round barrel Win3840151.jpg The stuff I had loaded for the M92 was a couple thousandths too long in the Marlin so I seated them a tad deeper. 3840Bullets168.jpg 205 grain Accurate bul...
by earlmck
Fri Mar 19, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ahhh...new brass!
Replies: 10
Views: 742

Ahhh...new brass!

The 400 pieces I got from fellow levergunner roughcreek showed up on the porch yesterday.
3220brass173.jpg
A thing of beauty!

I know it looks like 32/20 brass but it is really 25/20. And maybe a few Bees....
by earlmck
Fri Mar 19, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why 44's now?
Replies: 44
Views: 1988

Re: Why 44's now?

earlmck wrote:
Fri Mar 19, 2021 11:13 am
A 44 mag levergun is a 44-40 for which you can get carbide dies and brass that lasts almost forever and (in normal times) factory ammo at a decent price should you not wish to "roll your own". Super super flexible round if you are a reloader.

No mystery to me it'd be popular.
by earlmck
Fri Mar 19, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why 44's now?
Replies: 44
Views: 1988

Re: Why 44's now?

A 44 mag levergun is a 44-40 for which you can get carbide dies and brass that lasts almost forever and (in normal times) factory ammo at a decent price should you not wish to "roll your own".

No mystery to me it'd be popular.
by earlmck
Thu Mar 18, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Morning after second Moderna vaccination
Replies: 56
Views: 2355

Re: Morning after second Moderna vaccination

I see a point in the near future where anyone who isn't carrying papers in their wallet will not be allowed to fly, or enter government buildings, or participate in certain activities. Remember those old films of Nazis at the train station asking everyone for their papers? But we'll have total free...
by earlmck
Tue Mar 16, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cast bullet weights for 375 Winchester
Replies: 16
Views: 739

Re: Cast bullet weights for 375 Winchester

Interesting how these things work in different guns. My Marlin "Cowboy" 38/55 with a full .380 bore won't let me get away with .382" bullets although .381" seems OK (this is in Starline brass). Thus I was afraid Marlin might be kinda' stingy in the chamber dimension area, which may be an unfounded f...
by earlmck
Mon Mar 15, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cast bullet weights for 375 Winchester
Replies: 16
Views: 739

Re: Cast bullet weights for 375 Winchester

That should work nicely Bearskinner. I'm using the 38-250G which appears to be identical except for the wider meplat on the BG. My concern would be that the 375 is too tight in the chamber to allow a bullet much larger than .376. But I'd bet that by switching to 38/55 brass you would get a thinner c...
by earlmck
Sun Mar 14, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Want to buy light .257 bullets
Replies: 9
Views: 633

Re: Want to buy light .257 bullets

Looks like you are after some varmint type bullets. For bigger critters my old slow-twist Savage likes Sierra's 90 grain BTHP. It shoots fine where my 100 grainers didn't shoot quite-so-fine in the 14" twist.
by earlmck
Sun Mar 14, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cast bullet weights for 375 Winchester
Replies: 16
Views: 739

Re: Cast bullet weights for 375 Winchester

I've been happily shooting a 250 grain cast/gc in my Marlin 38/55 with 18" twist -- I think 250 grain is the most common size used in 38/55 and a lot of folks prefer the 275 grain. That 375 Win has (according to my twist-rate info) a 12" twist. Sheesh -- you could shoot 350 grainers out of that baby...
by earlmck
Sat Mar 13, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Free range scrap revisited
Replies: 15
Views: 634

Re: Free range scrap revisited

Earl, interesting to know that your range scrap is working for BPCR. I need to get a set of those pencils, too. I had a 50 BMG ammo can full of foundry type I had been hoarding and wouldn't you know it got lost in a move. If we do our own salvaging we'll probably have a pretty good idea of the kind...
by earlmck
Sat Mar 13, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS IN WA - BRASS ALL SOLD
Replies: 22
Views: 1644

Re: FS; BRASS

I'll take the other 4 bags of #11 32-20 brass that yooper2 didn't take. PM on the way.
by earlmck
Wed Mar 10, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Free range scrap revisited
Replies: 15
Views: 634

Re: Free range scrap revisited

I've bought 3 batches of range lead the past couple of years. Two tested out as BHN 9 and one is BHN 11 (vs the 6 for pure lead). I don't have anything fancy -- just use the pencils to see which is the softest that will still make a scratch. Seem to be making pretty fair BPCR bullets as is and I cou...
by earlmck
Wed Mar 10, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: $19.99 well spent on Amazon
Replies: 9
Views: 780

Re: $19.99 well spent on Amazon

They are not totally banned in this household but they are now a "seller of last resort".
by earlmck
Wed Mar 10, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What would cause this damage to breach bolt face?
Replies: 25
Views: 1018

Re: What would cause this damage to breach bolt face?

Scott Tschirhart wrote:
Wed Mar 10, 2021 11:00 am
Hell, I would shoot it and look a the empty cartridge cases. I'll bet it doesn't affect function or safety at all.
+1
by earlmck
Wed Mar 10, 2021 12:58 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: CoVid and Ivermectin...hot off the press
Replies: 78
Views: 3578

Re: CoVid and Ivermectin...hot off the press

Much thanks for the link Tycer. Gettin' my Ivermectin tomorrow. I showed the "I-Mask" protocol to the boss (retired RN type) and she immediately worried that the parasite-fighting properties of Ivermectin would wipe out the good gut-bugs and send you into permanent gut-upset until you reestablish th...
by earlmck
Tue Mar 09, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: CoVid and Ivermectin...hot off the press
Replies: 78
Views: 3578

Re: CoVid and Ivermectin...hot off the press

I showed the "I-Mask" protocol to the boss (retired RN type) and she immediately worried that the parasite-fighting properties of Ivermectin would wipe out the good gut-bugs and send you into permanent gut-upset until you reestablish the good gut critters. (That did happen to me one time after getti...
by earlmck
Tue Mar 09, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .22 Short v. .22 Long Rifle
Replies: 45
Views: 1547

Re: .22 Short v. .22 Long Rifle

My hardware store (Central Commercial in Kingman, Arizona) sold shorts for $0.45, longs for $0.50, and long rifles for $0.55. When I came up with 4 bits I could get a box of shorts and have enough change for a pepsi-cola in the grocery area of the store. Shorts did everything I needed from my trusty...
by earlmck
Sat Feb 27, 2021 12:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Suggestions please, for beginner reloading 30-30
Replies: 20
Views: 626

Re: Suggestions please, for beginner reloading 30-30

If you're loading 30/30 you are probably shooting a lever gun. That OAL in the loading manuals is the length that will work through the action of all lever guns. Your gun will probably take a cartridge a bit longer, but not a lot longer without hanging up. Your main concern is good fit for good func...
by earlmck
Fri Feb 26, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Death Valley
Replies: 34
Views: 812

Re: Death Valley

Yep -- generally pretty nice. Good place to escape to in the winter. Good friend of mine likes to go through there on their way to Quartzite area in Arizona which becomes a city of RV's for several months through the late Fall through early Spring.
by earlmck
Fri Feb 26, 2021 12:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Did you guys know that Vista Outdoor....
Replies: 7
Views: 408

Re: Did you guys know that Vista Outdoor....

Yep. Doesn't that just warm the cockleburs on your heart to know those critical businesses are part of a humongous bureaucracy?
by earlmck
Fri Feb 26, 2021 12:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scored primers today!
Replies: 8
Views: 374

Re: Scored primers today!

Now that was a heckuva buy marlinman! Wowser :mrgreen: I don't know about Remington L.P. primers but Remington L.R. primers take a somewhat harder strike to ignite than CCI or Win and much harder than Federal. If you have any rifles that give a light firing pin strike (I have a couple) you will want...
by earlmck
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Welcomed a new Little Levergunner to the pack.
Replies: 11
Views: 245

Re: Welcomed a new Little Levergunner to the pack.

Big Congrats! Jason. Grandkids are fine things to have and do make changes in a fellow's life. I got a pink Cricket 20 years ago for a granddaughter. It has been a grandkid favorite "first weapon" for quite a bunch since then. Grandboys don't seem to object to the color, either. ColtonwithCricket002...
by earlmck
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin followed me home from gun show
Replies: 21
Views: 549

Re: Marlin followed me home from gun show

Wish I'd known there was a gun show close enough to drive to in Oregon! I'm so desperate I'd drive almost anywhere in the state for a gun show fix! I don't think the show was widely advertised, or maybe I just badly missed it. My friend George came by to drop off a couple books I'd loaned him and s...
by earlmck
Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin followed me home from gun show
Replies: 21
Views: 549

Marlin followed me home from gun show

Last week end we had our first gun show around these parts in a long long time but it was worth it for us fellows who like the old ones. Almost no newer guns (Oregon is sitting on a 2- week background check time delay last I heard, which is a real wet blanket on selling new guns). But there were '73...
by earlmck
Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Restoration of a tired old Winchester 1892
Replies: 7
Views: 350

Re: Restoration of a tired old Winchester 1892

Beautiful restoration -- thanks for showing it. I also have one of that era that had been worked on before I got it. 2520m9253.jpg Somebody had screwed on a m53 barrel to my early 1900's receiver and had also put on the receiver sight. I have never done a thing to it other than shoot it though It ha...
by earlmck
Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GOLDEN VACCINE TRUTHS
Replies: 45
Views: 1387

Re: GOLDEN VACCINE TRUTHS

Thanks for the link Grizz, and the discussion doc and pillar. I had got most of that info already but it was good to see it presented by somebody whose body language says she isn't lying to us. The boss and I are not taking any of that experimental juice until it gets a lot better vetting.
by earlmck
Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rossi 92 project
Replies: 11
Views: 414

Re: Rossi 92 project

My favorite Rossi is a .357 with the 24" octagonal barrel; it sure holds nice for off-hand shooting. I hadn't realized it was "railroad heavy" though. Being a young fellow yet I thought the octagon barrel was just about perfect, but maybe when I get to be an old guy I'll come appreciate the signific...
by earlmck
Wed Feb 17, 2021 12:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wood Splitters
Replies: 10
Views: 344

Re: Wood Splitters

I always liked to split with the maul and sledge (and wedges if the going got tough), but after the shoulder replacement the doc said I should avoid jarring the shoulder in the manner that splitting wood would do (but he didn't seem to think shooting would be a problem :D). So I got a 26Ton splitter...
by earlmck
Sun Feb 14, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: getting my head around small primers
Replies: 22
Views: 638

Re: getting my head around small primers

I have a bunch of Large Pistol Mag primers and no mag pistols any longer. Large Pistol Primer in 45 Acp loads?? They'll work fine: might be a bit more fire than you need for the Acp case and you could likely get your normal velocity with a scosh less powder. But you really don't know until you shoo...
by earlmck
Sat Feb 13, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: getting my head around small primers
Replies: 22
Views: 638

Re: getting my head around small primers

Some years ago our own COSteve gave us the report that he'd got from a nice lady at CCI, which was that their Small Rifle primers and Small Pistol Magnum primers were identical. Don't know about other brands but I got a good deal on Federal SPM's a few years ago and have been using them interchangea...
by earlmck
Sat Feb 13, 2021 12:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Star sizer
Replies: 5
Views: 209

Re: Star sizer

Hondo, the Starr is wonderful for gas-check bullets. It took this ignorant *** 20 years to figure that out -- don't make my mistake. I now feel real abused if I have to do some gas-checked bullets on the old Lyman because I don't yet have the right sized Starr die. I did a post on this very subject ...
by earlmck
Sat Feb 13, 2021 12:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: sick of buying lemons
Replies: 16
Views: 614

Re: sick of buying lemons

Yep, cars are made to last much better. And with the electronics in them these days I am not the least bit tempted to work on them. That's a large improvement in my automobile situation I'll guarantee you. On the other note; I hope there is a special place in hell reserved for the sucker who came up...
by earlmck
Thu Feb 11, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30-30 Chambers
Replies: 4
Views: 285

Re: 30-30 Chambers

Now there's an interesting question that I didn't even realize was a question until your post Fess. Obviously I don't know the answer; hopefully somebody here does.
by earlmck
Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: sick of buying lemons
Replies: 16
Views: 614

Re: sick of buying lemons

Dang! I'm just about needing to replace my 20 yr old Carhart insulated coveralls. Maybe I'll see about if little more patching will keep them going. I'm with you on the quality of stuff, mickbr; constant irritation. Used to be I figured I'd pay up to 3x for "made in USA" vs. "made in China". Ended u...