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by Bearskinner
Sat Aug 28, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB/WTT in VA Ruger blackhawk rear sight insert - GOT ONE!
Replies: 4
Views: 169

Re: WTB/WTT in VA Ruger blackhawk rear sight insert

I’ve got some, pm inbound.
by Bearskinner
Sat Jul 31, 2021 9:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Encouragement
Replies: 8
Views: 356

Re: Encouragement

Words of Wisdom Jim. While “learning” to be a handgun hunter many moons ago, I carried an absolutely stock SBH in 44 on my belt, and used it for everything. It always performed, with factory ammo. Sometimes simple is better. That being said, I love handling, building and shooting customs now. I can ...
by Bearskinner
Mon Jul 05, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .510 Bullet testing in 500 L and 50 Alaskan
Replies: 10
Views: 288

Re: .510 Bullet testing in 500 L and 50 Alaskan

I wish I had a chronograph, but 19 grains of trail boss, a full case with a 500 grain bullet.
by Bearskinner
Mon Jul 05, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .510 Bullet testing in 500 L and 50 Alaskan
Replies: 10
Views: 288

Re: .510 Bullet testing in 500 L and 50 Alaskan

MP Mold in .510, drops right at 500 grains, sized ( to .512) and lubed. I set up a 48” long table with 2-2x6’s in the back strapped to a gallon jug, and the first 36” with 1/2 jugs of water. With a fairly mild load thru a 20” 50 Alaskan barrel ( Marlin 1895, now 50AK) the bullet blew all the jugs, a...
by Bearskinner
Sat Jun 26, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .510 Bullet testing in 500 L and 50 Alaskan
Replies: 10
Views: 288

Re: .510 Bullet testing in 500 L and 50 Alaskan

Nothing came thru, Bill
by Bearskinner
Sat Jun 26, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .510 Bullet testing in 500 L and 50 Alaskan
Replies: 10
Views: 288

Re: .510 Bullet testing in 500 L and 50 Alaskan

If I could find someone to post a few pics for me,…….
A pic is worth more than words.
by Bearskinner
Sat Jun 26, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .510 Bullet testing in 500 L and 50 Alaskan
Replies: 10
Views: 288

.510 Bullet testing in 500 L and 50 Alaskan

I have a thing for the larger calibers, and although I don’t use rifles to hunt with, I love playing with my 500 Linebaugh and 50 Alaskan Marlin 1895’s. I picked up a MP Molds 525 grain plain base Bullet, and wanted to see how the huge hollow point performed. The solid drops a 524.5 grain bullet, th...
by Bearskinner
Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buffalo Arms,ID has 2,200 pound BP shipment in stock now
Replies: 2
Views: 179

Buffalo Arms,ID has 2,200 pound BP shipment in stock now

I don’t have the patience for Black Powder shooting, but a couple friends that are into re-enacting are very happy the real black not synthetic is available. Buffalo Arms, Ponderay Idaho. They ship everywhere.
by Bearskinner
Sat May 01, 2021 8:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Southern Are You?"
Replies: 68
Views: 5519

Re: How Southern Are You?"

Only 11, but not bad for a Northern boy
(90 miles from the Canadian border)
by Bearskinner
Thu Apr 22, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "I'm Gonna...." dedicated to all those who are thinking of hunting with a handgun
Replies: 26
Views: 1363

Re: "I'm Gonna...." dedicated to all those who are thinking of hunting with a handgun

Jim, The only way to only hunt with a handgun is only carry a handgun. Riding around with a handy revolver of opportunity, is a great way to start. I’ve flown out on many trips in Alaska, with a scoped revolver, ( or maybe a single shot) and a back pack. The pilots always looked at me crosswise, unt...
by Bearskinner
Mon Apr 19, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gifts from the grave
Replies: 18
Views: 828

Re: Gifts from the grave

Good people deserve good things. You will always have memories while using them.
by Bearskinner
Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Loading 50AK with 500L dies
Replies: 1
Views: 195

Loading 50AK with 500L dies

I know the Lee crimp die will work fine, as the 500 Linebaugh and 50 Alaskan use the same bullets. Wondering if anyone loads and sizes the long cases, with 500 Linebaugh dies.
by Bearskinner
Wed Mar 31, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My New Brass (even though it ain't brass)
Replies: 17
Views: 1431

Re: My New Brass (even though it ain't brass)

They make good sling shots, and I have pics of them being used as cannon Ammo .......
by Bearskinner
Wed Mar 31, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cast bullet weights for 375 Winchester
Replies: 16
Views: 1274

Re: Cast bullet weights for 375 Winchester

I know jacketed bullets with a flat nose in 375 are hard to come by. There was a gentleman on here with a bunch of extra bullets, both cast and factory jacketed. I picked up quite a few. I also have 3 handguns that shoot .375’s, so a great assortment of bullets to try. The single shot pistols (375JD...
by Bearskinner
Sun Mar 28, 2021 8:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The casting shed
Replies: 102
Views: 7446

Re: The casting shed

I started casting years ago, when the availability of .510 bullets made it a must. Now I realize how much I save, even though I cast almost all gas checked bullets. If I cast 500 bullets, I can save $200. It’s fun and satisfying. So I’m actually making money by casting. Now I have many molds, so I’l...
by Bearskinner
Sun Mar 21, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 41 GNR in a lever?
Replies: 12
Views: 897

Re: 41 GNR in a lever?

I think it would be fairly simple to convert a 41mag to 41GNR, ream the chamber, and it may work without further work, as the 41 and 44 cartridges are the same length. If you started with a 44 mag rifle, it would have to be rebarreled and chamber done also. I also don’t believe it would create undo ...
by Bearskinner
Mon Mar 15, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cast bullet weights for 375 Winchester
Replies: 16
Views: 1274

Re: Cast bullet weights for 375 Winchester

The accurate mold I picked is a 38-250BG.
by Bearskinner
Mon Mar 15, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cast bullet weights for 375 Winchester
Replies: 16
Views: 1274

Re: Cast bullet weights for 375 Winchester

well I looked at a lot of bullet designs and weights, and Looking at the 375 cartridge, I ended up with a 250 grain bullet design. I don’t hunt with a rifle, unless I’m going to Canada,( only done that 4 times so far) but I do want a very accurate load. The Accurate mold throws a .380 Bullet, with g...
by Bearskinner
Mon Mar 15, 2021 9:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big Loop Levers converting them to fit
Replies: 6
Views: 735

Re: Big Loop Levers converting them to fit

I’m sure I’m not the only one, that can’t get my big hand to fit a stock lever. Try it with gloves on! $52. And an hours time is better than ordering one for $178.
by Bearskinner
Sun Mar 14, 2021 11:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big Loop Levers converting them to fit
Replies: 6
Views: 735

Big Loop Levers converting them to fit

I wanted to get a big loop lever for a straight stock 1895 marlin, but none available. Searching around, Numrich gun parts Corp has Stainless pistol grip levers ( 1895,336 the same part number) for $52. Each. Pulling apart a pistol grip and straight stock, comparing levers, pinned them thru the pivo...
by Bearskinner
Sun Mar 14, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cast bullet weights for 375 Winchester
Replies: 16
Views: 1274

Re: Cast bullet weights for 375 Winchester

So probably a .377 sizer. With a gas check Bullet, that should seal perfectly.
by Bearskinner
Sun Mar 14, 2021 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cast bullet weights for 375 Winchester
Replies: 16
Views: 1274

Cast bullet weights for 375 Winchester

I’ve loaded 375 win Ammo for my brother for years, using factory available 220 and 200 jacketed bullets. As they are no longer available, I’m looking at bullet molds, and really like the 250 grain gas check design. I’m not that familiar with the 375 Winchester round ( in a 20” barreled Marlin) how m...
by Bearskinner
Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Handgun shooters as we age.
Replies: 59
Views: 3112

Re: Handgun shooters as we age.

I know recoil takes its toll on all of us. Yes, more as we age. Last year in speaking with Ronnie Wells, of RW Grip Frames. looking into changing the angle of a Bisley grip frame 4 degrees, basically halfway between its current angle and a Super Black Hawk grip frame. It absolutely changes the FELT ...
by Bearskinner
Sun Feb 21, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clover rear sights
Replies: 3
Views: 258

Re: Clover rear sights

They look a little fragile, but I like the design. I’ve ordered one of each, so I’ll test them and see how they do.
by Bearskinner
Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clover rear sights
Replies: 3
Views: 258

Clover rear sights

Looking at the clover leaf rear sights with 2 fiber optic dots. Trying to upgrade rear sights for quick sight acquiring. I ordered one from Ranger Point, just wondering if anyone has one and what you think of them.
by Bearskinner
Tue Feb 09, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When you want to read a little .....
Replies: 9
Views: 378

Re: When you want to read a little .....

All the more reason to start at. .4X caliber and go up from there in diameter and weight. Good read
by Bearskinner
Tue Feb 09, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feeding issues in 1895 500 linebaugh
Replies: 27
Views: 2408

Re: Feeding issues in 1895 500 linebaugh

I wish to admit here, that thanks to my buddy Tim, that provided the two comparable rifles, and did the actual welding and filing, and his persistence, got this figured out. Nice to have fruends
by Bearskinner
Tue Feb 09, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feeding issues in 1895 500 linebaugh
Replies: 27
Views: 2408

Re: Feeding issues in 1895 500 linebaugh

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by Bearskinner
Tue Feb 09, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feeding issues in 1895 500 linebaugh
Replies: 27
Views: 2408

Re: Feeding issues in 1895 500 linebaugh

So after using every bullet design possible, the rounded nose Bullet worked much better, but I want to shoot ANY bullet in this gun, so more testing to do. The carrier has a sort of a “STOP” to keep the rounds from going all the way back, and load easier by not traveling back and forth on a long car...
by Bearskinner
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feeding issues in 1895 500 linebaugh
Replies: 27
Views: 2408

Re: Feeding issues in 1895 500 linebaugh

FA67D00E-EA5D-4CCC-9F7D-B1E7E9B501BA.png Got the new bullets sized, gas checked, lubed and loaded. Also loaded up some 545 grain bullets. They feed great in the loading ramp. Just going from the wide flat nose I normally use in a revolver made a great difference. I am noticing some feeding tube iss...
by Bearskinner
Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Cleaning The Garage" during Shelter-In-Place
Replies: 16
Views: 1066

Re: "Cleaning The Garage" during Shelter-In-Place

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Spent two days clearing all of winters piled up stuff, goal was to get it all up and open up the floor to have working and driving room. Half a day moving things a day and a half finding things I didn’t know were lost.
by Bearskinner
Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feeding issues in 1895 500 linebaugh
Replies: 27
Views: 2408

Re: Feeding issues in 1895 500 linebaugh

66B94709-3CFD-4908-ACB9-E2E8B8A0FBE5.png F63D861D-E799-485D-9569-7163528A3CC9.png So I picked up a couple plain base tapered nose bullets to try while I was waiting for my mold, which I now have. The loaded round shown, feeds nicely, and I started casting the gas checked rounds that I just got the ...
by Bearskinner
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Done
Replies: 16
Views: 1645

Re: Prepared to Shelter In Place.

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After sawing logs and splitting and stacking firewood for a few days, today is a relaxing rainy day indoors.
by Bearskinner
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feeding issues in 1895 500 linebaugh
Replies: 27
Views: 2408

Re: Feeding issues in 1895 500 linebaugh

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Still a gas checked Bullet, a little wider meplat but a tapered nose, will hopefully feed reliably
by Bearskinner
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feeding issues in 1895 500 linebaugh
Replies: 27
Views: 2408

Re: Feeding issues in 1895 500 linebaugh

The altered design of the .512, 435 grain gas checked Bullet will have a long flat nose, with a meplat of .25. The long tapered nose should make a huge difference in sliding across the feed ramp over wide flat nose bullets with a .420 or .460 meplat. They will still work fine in a revolver, and is r...
by Bearskinner
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feeding issues in 1895 500 linebaugh
Replies: 27
Views: 2408

Re: Feeding issues in 1895 500 linebaugh

You might want to check the 50 cal moulds that are available from Accurate Moulds. All the bullet specs are available on their site. Follow the link below: http://www.accuratemolds.com/catalog.php?page=23 If you can’t find a suitable mould there you can always design your own mould at the Mountain ...
by Bearskinner
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Cause of the Toilet Paper Shortage.
Replies: 10
Views: 954

Re: The Cause of the Toilet Paper Shortage.

It just proves, too many people are full of poop
by Bearskinner
Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feeding issues in 1895 500 linebaugh
Replies: 27
Views: 2408

Re: Feeding issues in 1895 500 linebaugh

I had to get a 350 grain GC Bullet mold made for my light handgun rounds, as cast performance stopped them a few years ago, and my supply ran out. I got the mold made to drop .512 bullets, then I size them to .511 when I crimp on the gas check and lube. When the design is finalized for this new one,...
by Bearskinner
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feeding issues in 1895 500 linebaugh
Replies: 27
Views: 2408

Re: Feeding issues in 1895 500 linebaugh

Thanks for the responses. The 500L is a .510 diameter, ( same as a 50 Alaskan or 50BMG) so not as many options as a .501 Bullet. I started working with a bullet mold maker, so have a 435 grain Bullet ( GC ) that seats deep in the case with a good crimp groove, and only has a .240 Meplat. That gives ...
by Bearskinner
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feeding issues in 1895 500 linebaugh
Replies: 27
Views: 2408

Feeding issues in 1895 500 linebaugh

Using cast performance bullets, 350 grain Gas Check and 435 grain gas check, in my almost 40 year old marlin 1895 in 500 Linebaugh. ( they don’t make the great 350’s any more) The flat meplat bullets that work so great in revolvers and single shots, are pretty wide in the nose, and do not load and f...
by Bearskinner
Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sixguns: Blued or stainless?
Replies: 33
Views: 2546

Re: Sixguns: Blued or stainless?

Due to the weather here, and always dragging them thru the woods, I’m going all stainless