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by earlmck
Thu Jan 20, 2022 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How did you celebrate Gun Appreciation Day...?
Replies: 13
Views: 283

Re: How did you celebrate Gun Appreciation Day...?

I guess a number of us old fellers were "appreciating" without knowing it was official -- we had a "work party" at our local range and did a bunch of maintenance stuff. After raking up debris around the meeting room building I put new velcro on the long-range buffalo for holding the "hit-detect " li...
by earlmck
Mon Jan 17, 2022 12:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LED Lights for Off-Road or Winding Country Roads
Replies: 18
Views: 529

Re: LED Lights for Off-Road or Winding Country Roads

Around these parts those LED lights are quite popular among the --so far small-- percentage of folks who do not dim for oncoming traffic. If I ever succumb to the "goin' postal" urge, those blue lights gonna' be my first targets.
by earlmck
Sun Jan 16, 2022 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This just recently happend to someone getting their 3rd booster ..
Replies: 9
Views: 489

Re: This just recently happend to someone getting their 3rd booster ..

Still have no sense of taste, so it may be the symptom of something else -- but it is a mystery in these pandemic times. Granddaughter of mine is into "alternative medicine", and maybe what you'd call "alternative nutrition". Very anti-vax also. I used to think she was a nutcase -- not nearly so su...
by earlmck
Fri Jan 14, 2022 1:18 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Murder caught on camera...?
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Re: Murder caught on camera...?

Whoa! Now that "adverse reaction" was quite dramatic. Most aren't nearly so obvious -- I was talking with one of my shooting buddies a couple days ago (we share "olde phart" stories along with gun stuff) and he was telling me his latest which is his doc put him on some sort of medication to correct ...
by earlmck
Tue Jan 11, 2022 1:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gas Check Cast Bullet in .35 Remington
Replies: 8
Views: 250

Re: Gas Check Cast Bullet in .35 Remington

If a gas check were to come loose in the case somehow, would the biggest concern be that it could get stuck in the barrel, and cause an earth-shattering kaboom the next shot? Well that would be something to worry about all right! No, my worry is that if the check came off, the bullet wouldn't stay ...
by earlmck
Mon Jan 10, 2022 12:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gas Check Cast Bullet in .35 Remington
Replies: 8
Views: 250

Re: Gas Check Cast Bullet in .35 Remington

That looks like the old standard 35 Remington bullet I have used for years. The Lyman version is round-nosed and that is what I started with; RCBS moulds make the RNFP version like in the picture. And Lee makes their beautiful 6-cavity mould in a version which looks like a copy of the RCBS, and that...
by earlmck
Sun Jan 09, 2022 2:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Doc AJ at 28 thousand and 866 hundred posts!
Replies: 5
Views: 243

Re: Doc AJ at 28 thousand and 866 hundred posts!

I'm with you Tutt: he not only makes detailed and knowledgeable posts on levergun stuff, he keeps us updated on the Great Covid battles with links to lengthy articles and videos on the subject. He can't possibly have time to go in to the office and see patients.
by earlmck
Sun Jan 09, 2022 1:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winter indoor project
Replies: 10
Views: 260

Re: Winter indoor project

Now that is classy!
by earlmck
Wed Jan 05, 2022 4:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New bullet mould for the trapdoor
Replies: 16
Views: 458

Re: New bullet mould for the trapdoor

I thought that before I lube/sized the new bullets I'd open up my lube die a thousandth of two to take advantage of the .460 diameter of the new bullet. I've done this occasionally over the years and my previous Lyman dies had been easy to do. Not this one! I bought it about 5 years ago and somewher...
by earlmck
Wed Jan 05, 2022 3:25 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Spoken For....
Replies: 11
Views: 515

Re: FS in Washington State: .284 Brass **Any Offers**?

Yes, I did send the PM. Let's see if an email will go through...
by earlmck
Mon Jan 03, 2022 1:16 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Spoken For....
Replies: 11
Views: 515

Re: FS in Washington State: .284 Brass **Any Offers**?

Blaine, if you still have that brass I guess I should buy it off you. I was not ever going to shoot that 284 again but if I got some new brass I'd just have to try to resurrect it.

PM on the way...
by earlmck
Mon Jan 03, 2022 1:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your first (and I hope only) accidental discharge
Replies: 17
Views: 570

Re: Your first (and I hope only) accidental discharge

I have had two (sheesh! you'd think the first one would scare you enough wouldn't you?) of those things you describe as squib loads. These were both in my Ruger GP100, heavy load of H108 (ball powder like H110 but a scosh faster) behind 180 grain LBT bullet. Not any sort of mild load I can guarantee...
by earlmck
Mon Jan 03, 2022 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: shoulder replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 322

Re: shoulder replacement

I had my right shoulder replaced about 7 years ago -- I had the "reverse" replacement (reversal of positions of ball/socket) which they do if you have waited too long and lost too many muscles for them to do the regular replacement. No physical therapy with the reverse -- you just immobilize it for ...
by earlmck
Sat Jan 01, 2022 2:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New bullet mould for the trapdoor
Replies: 16
Views: 458

Re: New bullet mould for the trapdoor

Earl, it is indeed that "leetle sceenchy front sight" that causes my eyes all the trouble. The Buffington had to be one of the most sophisticated iron sight systems ever mounted by any country on their military rifles. I initially couldn't see the sights on this thing at all but then made the disco...
by earlmck
Sat Jan 01, 2022 1:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New bullet mould for the trapdoor
Replies: 16
Views: 458

Re: New bullet mould for the trapdoor

I was neglectful of my duties and didn't show the rifle. Friend Gene came and shot with our wild bunch one time a couple summers ago. He used this for both the trapdoor match and the mid- and long range matches (he didn't get any awards but got to burn some powder and get a smile on this face) GeneS...
by earlmck
Sat Jan 01, 2022 12:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin Long Action troubleshooting
Replies: 2
Views: 197

Re: Marlin Long Action troubleshooting

Interesting! I hadn't ever encountered that Marlin problem. But if you buy used Marlins you'll see a variety of "stuff", so it's good to have an addition to the knowledge base.
by earlmck
Fri Dec 31, 2021 12:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New bullet mould for the trapdoor
Replies: 16
Views: 458

New bullet mould for the trapdoor

One of the matches we shoot in these parts during shootin' season is a trapdoor match. Officially we call it "military single-shot" but we hardly ever see anything but a trapdoor Springfield 45/70 used for this. We shoot steel buffalo that are generally sized for the range; the 200 yarder is about l...
by earlmck
Mon Dec 20, 2021 1:39 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Not Levergun but Revolver. Fedsurrectionists ID'd
Replies: 1
Views: 371

Not Levergun but Revolver. Fedsurrectionists ID'd

Must be some real journalists still out there: some found a home with Revolver News.
https://www.revolver.news/2021/12/damni ... january-6/
by earlmck
Sun Dec 19, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What? What did you say?
Replies: 30
Views: 1108

Re: What? What did you say?

My medicare supplement picks up the first $2500 on hearing stuff, which is enough to get Costco's top of the line ones. I use them when I am going to be around a group of people; still reasonably OK in a one-on-one situation (if the other guy will speak up a little!).
by earlmck
Thu Dec 16, 2021 12:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Project 303 Brit at 1538 yards
Replies: 25
Views: 1622

Re: Project 303 Brit at 1538 yards

My worry is that 1600 fps is not a modest velocity with a non-gas checked bullet. How would the ballistics look at 1400 to 1500 fps? That's about max I expect of my plain-based bullets with accuracy. And you might get that 1600 fps in good shape with powder-coating instead of conventional lube. Just...
by earlmck
Wed Dec 15, 2021 11:59 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Christmas present for Liberals and 'Progresssssives'
Replies: 2
Views: 544

Re: Christmas present for Liberals and 'Progresssssives'

I'm still in shock from reading this book. I thought I had a realistic view of how self-serving bureaucrats can be, and how big businesses have cronied up with politicians and bureaucrats to advance their profits. But I had no idea of the depth of the evil that is the Washington swamp, with that sna...
by earlmck
Wed Dec 15, 2021 11:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's the lowest price you paid...
Replies: 29
Views: 1410

Re: What's the lowest price you paid...

I don't think I ever bought a brick of 22's until I was back in the "world" from overseas and bought myself a Browning Challenger as a mustering-out present. Growing up I would buy a box of shorts from Central Commercial for (I believe) 45 cents. But that was a fair chunk of coin in the 50's, and th...
by earlmck
Wed Dec 15, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Project 303 Brit at 1538 yards
Replies: 25
Views: 1622

Re: Project 303 Brit at 1538 yards

Another long-time boolit caster here watching with great interest. At the moment I am in there with 6 thinking you need a gas check bullet to get those velocities with any accuracy success, as that has been my experience to date. But I have never shot anything shaped like this projectile so am certa...
by earlmck
Wed Dec 15, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What do you think. . . ?
Replies: 7
Views: 488

Re: What do you think. . . ?

Not too shabby! I hope you already own it and are preparing to try some loads.
by earlmck
Wed Dec 15, 2021 12:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Barrel woes
Replies: 12
Views: 815

Re: Barrel woes

So we ordered a new Green Mountain .40 cal. tapered octagon #4 weight blank, with 1:16" twist, and 35" length. He's going to fit it to the Hepburn, and get dovetails cut for front sight, and forearm lug. Just this afternoon I took delivery of a Green Mountain #3 weight barrel, 1:17 twist, to be fit...
by earlmck
Wed Dec 08, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 336 strength
Replies: 10
Views: 849

Re: 336 strength

I had a 375 in the Marlin for a while; I could see no difference between it and my other 336's in 35 Rem or 30/30. I don't think Marlin did anything to beef 'em up.
by earlmck
Sun Dec 05, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Australia off the rails..
Replies: 1
Views: 450

Re: Australia off the rails..

That's a nice summary doc -- scary to see a level of insanity that surpases our own level. Gack!
by earlmck
Mon Nov 29, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Respect for our elders and our history
Replies: 3
Views: 357

Re: Respect for our elders and our history

Yeah, from what I see on the news it looks like the younger generations have really declined in "world awareness". But the younger ones I know (gkids, ggkids, neighbors) are a whole lot different from the ones who get on the news. Except for some (hopefully temporary) fondness for black and plastic ...
by earlmck
Thu Nov 18, 2021 11:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buck Elliot, RIP
Replies: 29
Views: 1301

Re: Buck Elliot, RIP

Dangitanyway. We lost another of our STRAIGHT SHOOTERS.
by earlmck
Thu Nov 18, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Goex to close last plant
Replies: 22
Views: 1559

Re: Goex to close last plant

Well my Dad sent me a chemistry set in 1975. I coupled that with encylopeia G, which is a large set of books for those less fortunate souls who grew up with the internet, and started making my own black powder shortly there after. So, time break out the chemistry set. HOW ABOUT some reliable links ...
by earlmck
Mon Nov 15, 2021 12:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Still having trouble shooting the Redhawk--RESOLVED!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 1144

Re: Still having trouble shooting the Redhawk

I'm mystified: when I have hold of my Redhawk it makes me look like a better shot than I am. And a great-grandkid and his buddy just used it in very impressive fashion this afternoon against a bevy of hard-sided tin cans. Ya' just grab hold of it and aim keerful and it just hits things is all I know...
by earlmck
Sun Nov 14, 2021 1:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remington Creedmoor Long Range rifle
Replies: 29
Views: 1506

Re: Remington Creedmoor Long Range rifle

Thanks Earl! Is that at Millican Earl? Dingers or paper targets? Not sure I could make this month as OAC has our gun show the same weekend, and Sat. I'll be getting things together for the Sunday morning show. Yes, this is at the COSSA range that is a suburb of Millican. Our targets are steel buffa...
by earlmck
Sat Nov 13, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remington Creedmoor Long Range rifle
Replies: 29
Views: 1506

Re: Remington Creedmoor Long Range rifle

I haven't been able to shoot anything at our 1000 yd. range yet, as we can only shoot Tue. afternoons, and all day Thu. at the 1000 yd. range, and haven't gotten a darned dry day yet to shoot that range! That is one mighty fine looking rifle Val. And it sounds like you folks are fairly getting sous...
by earlmck
Thu Nov 11, 2021 1:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Period Style" Cartridge Boxes
Replies: 14
Views: 895

Re: "Period Style" Cartridge Boxes

I'm quite fond of my MTM cartridge boxes since they figured out how to make a decent hinge. But those surely do have a vastly greater "cool factor" than my green plastic ones. Good job Swagman! Good morning. How did you make the hinges? I didn't make any hinges, Tycer; MTM improved their design. I ...
by earlmck
Tue Nov 09, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Period Style" Cartridge Boxes
Replies: 14
Views: 895

Re: "Period Style" Cartridge Boxes

I'm quite fond of my MTM cartridge boxes since they figured out how to make a decent hinge. But those surely do have a vastly greater "cool factor" than my green plastic ones. Good job Swagman!
by earlmck
Wed Nov 03, 2021 1:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Picture worth a thousand words
Replies: 4
Views: 402

Re: Picture worth a thousand words

I always enjoy your picture Gary. Gotta' be some good old boys with some good old guns.
by earlmck
Wed Nov 03, 2021 1:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Win 92 in 25-20
Replies: 20
Views: 1050

Re: Win 92 in 25-20

I never could understand why people use ...for instance.....4.3 grains....or 7.2 grains.....I round em up to an even grain or half grain as you will get more variation in other variables such as powder displacement in the case or how you hold the gun...or the temperature....or the elevation. ....or...
by earlmck
Sun Oct 31, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New venture in reloading
Replies: 19
Views: 1217

Re: New venture in reloading

Congrats and commiserations on your new adventure Val. I got sucked into the dirty black stuff about three years ago for the same reasons as you: ya' get to shoot those 1000 yard buffs alongside the big dogs. After running near the back of the pack for the past several years I finally won the long r...
by earlmck
Tue Oct 19, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finding a cast bullet for my Rossi
Replies: 4
Views: 536

Re: Finding a cast bullet for my Rossi

3leggedturtle wrote:
Mon Oct 18, 2021 4:17 pm
Earl, I always used my Saeco 180gr FPGC bullet over 13.5grs A2400 for an average of 1670fps out 20" barrel
Now that has to be a significantly warm load! No, I never got up to that velocity with my 180 grain bullet.
by earlmck
Mon Oct 18, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finding a cast bullet for my Rossi
Replies: 4
Views: 536

Finding a cast bullet for my Rossi

In a previous thread started by Levergunner Bill in Oregon I mentioned I had trouble getting consistency out to 200 yards with my cast bullet loads in the Rossi lever gun which I attributed to the slow twist they put in these otherwise fine rifles. Here's a pic of the rifle. Rossi357loaded.jpg Satur...
by earlmck
Mon Oct 11, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fun Project 1800s Cartridge Belt Restoration
Replies: 21
Views: 1159

Re: Fun Project 1800s Cartridge Belt Restoration

That was quite the project, and very well done. Thanks for sharing with us!
by earlmck
Wed Oct 06, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For Gamekeeper -- Put the Vaccine in Beer
Replies: 18
Views: 1274

Re: For Gamekeeper -- Put the Vaccine in Beer

Many years ago I had the opportunity to go drinking in Olongapo City with a bunch of British sailors. Their ship came into Subic Bay and they tied up outboard of my destroyer. Anyway.......once the vaccine is in the ale/beer, it won't have enough time to spoil.......trust me :D I'm guessing those B...
by earlmck
Wed Oct 06, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Ivermectin Musings....
Replies: 185
Views: 21306

Re: Ivermectin Musings....

https://rivercitymalone.com/health/pathologists-investigate-deaths-after-covid-vaccination/ What is that? EEEEYikes! The stuff you and Grizz and DocAJ come up with... highly educational but freekin' frightening. I'd never heard of graphene until a few weeks ago I saw blurb about somebody finding it...
by earlmck
Mon Oct 04, 2021 11:34 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Ivermectin Musings....
Replies: 185
Views: 21306

Re: Ivermectin Musings....

As to these employers 'mandating' covid vaccines, if ANY employee has a side effect the employer should be liable, and if a vaccine recipient dies, the employer should be charged with homicide. You can bet if you as an employer forced your employees to go skydiving against their will and one died, ...
by earlmck
Fri Oct 01, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Range Report - Original .45-75 Winchester 1876 SRC
Replies: 16
Views: 970

Re: Range Report - Original .45-75 Winchester 1876 SRC

What a great old rifle, and a fine report on it. Thanks Kirk!

That would be a great candidate to join in with our "big levergun" shoot we do here in Central Oregon. We stretch 'em on out to 500 yards, but we have nice large targets.
by earlmck
Wed Sep 29, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: All right you guys, don't laugh
Replies: 28
Views: 2989

Re: All right you guys, don't laugh

My "war wound" that I returned with from SE Asia is a slowly advancing toenail fungus. My lady doc, who is fairly worthless for most things health-related, gave me a "toenailectomy" and removed the three largest toenails on my left foot last Spring. It turned out that it was 6 weeks before I could r...
by earlmck
Sun Sep 26, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Ivermectin Musings....
Replies: 185
Views: 21306

Re: Ivermectin Musings....

I have my three tubes of the stuff, and I was thinking ( :o ) Since Covid is a virus, and it seems to work on it pretty good... Would it work on the cold virus? One of the actions of Ivermectin is to boost the ability of zinc to do its job of virus-killing. And zinc lozenges have long been my main ...
by earlmck
Sun Sep 26, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .44-40 Crimping under the Bullet
Replies: 29
Views: 1551

Re: .44-40 Crimping under the Bullet

Hah! Pretty dang slick Carlsen.

I'm a "stuff-it full" fellow normally to avoid that setback but I'm surely going to stick that one in my bag of tricks.
by earlmck
Fri Sep 24, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fooling with the 240 gr. XTP MAG bullet in my Rossi
Replies: 7
Views: 508

Re: Fooling with the 240 gr. XTP MAG bullet in my Rossi

QuickLoad thinks your 27 grain load should get you around 1750 fps out of that 16" bbl. That should do the job!
by earlmck
Thu Sep 23, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Ivermectin Musings....
Replies: 185
Views: 21306

Re: Ivermectin Musings....

Which countries and which states in India are those? I had read this a few days ago and thought "wow! let's follow their lead" https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/09/huge-uttar-pradesh-india-announces-state-covid-19-free-proving-effectiveness-deworming-drug-ivermectin/ I'm guessing " The Gateway ...