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by mickbr
Thu Feb 25, 2021 5:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 44 SPECIAL USERS - A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS
Replies: 56
Views: 4178

Re: 44 SPECIAL USERS - A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS

Reading about all this 44 special stuff makes me want a lever gun to shoot them out of. This urge to have one keeps resurfacing
by mickbr
Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Midway says that CCI primers are a discontinued item
Replies: 22
Views: 612

Re: Midway says that CCI primers are a discontinued item

I wonder how many will comply with the "registration"! All those who don’t want a mandatory $250,000 fine and mandatory 10 years in jail for a cut-and-dried ‘federal firearms felony’ for EACH violation of the NFA... Blah, blah, blah. Who's afraid of the big bad wolf? :lol: Well everyone who has app...
by mickbr
Fri Feb 19, 2021 4:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rossi 92 project
Replies: 11
Views: 290

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 signifi...
by mickbr
Wed Feb 17, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rossi 92 project
Replies: 11
Views: 290

Re: Rossi 92 project

Old savage, agree 357 does not need 24" of barrel. For the record with the right heavy charges of slowburners particularly in strong 92 action 357 can keep seeing a few gains to 24". BBTI only tests factory loaded charges meant for pistol barrels. Doc you are correct 1:16 is not that tight, just tig...
by mickbr
Wed Feb 17, 2021 6:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rossi 92 project
Replies: 11
Views: 290

Rossi 92 project

About a year ago I had the zany idea of putting a 24" round barrel with tight 1:16 twist on a rossi 92. At the time I was thinking very heavy subsonic bullets. I put a $50 deposit in with a barrel maker, had been so long with everything going on in the world I had assumed he never got around to it. ...
by mickbr
Wed Feb 17, 2021 6:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: anyone shot hornady 357 158XTP at low speeds?
Replies: 7
Views: 164

Re: anyone shot hornady 357 158XTP at low speeds?

If it will expand in a 38 snub nose even less than than optimally, I think you will be okay at 950. https://youtu.be/W5pWEU8qX7g thanks 44 shooter, I found another video too at about 1000fps they are opening moderately to about 50cal. Im a subsonic shooter so hence the interest in these. Thanks aga...
by mickbr
Wed Feb 17, 2021 6:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: anyone shot hornady 357 158XTP at low speeds?
Replies: 7
Views: 164

Re: anyone shot hornady 357 158XTP at low speeds?

Thanks fellas, should be okay to avoid stuck bullets. 900-1000fps is typical speeds for GDHP, golden sabres even remingtons UMC 125 and 158 SJHP in this calibre. All expand at these velocities too, probably the best subsonic options in the calibre. A buddy has some 158XTP he is looking to trade so I...
by mickbr
Tue Feb 16, 2021 8:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: anyone shot hornady 357 158XTP at low speeds?
Replies: 7
Views: 164

anyone shot hornady 357 158XTP at low speeds?

Just wondering how well they expand just subsonic. Not a lot of videos on this bullets at 900-1000fps impact.Hornadies expansion charts are optimistically low, they rate the bullets a couple hundred fps lower than reality.
by mickbr
Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: getting my head around small primers
Replies: 22
Views: 442

Re: getting my head around small primers

Some interesting info on this thread. Of course its second hand information but the poster here relates an in depth conversation with the techs at CCI. Apparently the small pistol magnum and the small rifle are the same height, cup thickness, and weight of primer compound. Meaning CCI #550 and the #...
by mickbr
Mon Feb 15, 2021 12:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: sick of buying lemons
Replies: 16
Views: 457

Re: sick of buying lemons

:lol:
by mickbr
Sun Feb 14, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: getting my head around small primers
Replies: 22
Views: 442

Re: getting my head around small primers

I'll have to read it again, too, very good info. Good to know that small pistol primers in a pinch could be pressed into service with 223 type rifles. assuming i read the above correctly.
by mickbr
Sun Feb 14, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: sick of buying lemons
Replies: 16
Views: 457

Re: sick of buying lemons

What annoys me too is we get told to 'go green', recycle, watch carbon emissions etc, while big business turns out 10x more disposable junk. They make quallity stuff again, they can kill all birds with one stone.
by mickbr
Sun Feb 14, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My dad passed away
Replies: 39
Views: 443

Re: My dad passed away

thoughts for your family and the old warrior at peace now.
by mickbr
Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sir Samuel White Baker.....
Replies: 12
Views: 186

Re: Sir Samuel White Baker.....

Great read I have most of Samual bakers works saved in print from pre-internet. A while back some big game rifle fans tracked his half pounder shell gun down to where it rests in a British Museum. Its still owned by the family descendants and measurements show it as about an inch bore, or nominally ...
by mickbr
Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: getting my head around small primers
Replies: 22
Views: 442

Re: getting my head around small primers

Good then. Looks like I am buying whatever I can get my hands on :D
by mickbr
Sat Feb 13, 2021 12:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: sick of buying lemons
Replies: 16
Views: 457

Re: sick of buying lemons

:lol:
by mickbr
Sat Feb 13, 2021 12:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BASIC economics, but how many understand it...?
Replies: 9
Views: 228

Re: BASIC economics, but how many understand it...?

basic economics, math, logic and even geography has gone Doc. How else could they get the idea of a pandemic across the line that essentally misses 160 poorer countries, + half the rich countries, but randomly hits the other half of the richest and largest countries the hardest. The inconsistences b...
by mickbr
Fri Feb 12, 2021 11:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: getting my head around small primers
Replies: 22
Views: 442

getting my head around small primers

My main background in the day, bolt actions required me just buying fed #215 primers. Coming back to shooting the last few years and only using pistol carbines now, I am trying to iron out some knowledge gaps. Jim T's thread a while bacl also got me thinking about the necessity of dual purpose items...
by mickbr
Fri Feb 12, 2021 11:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: getting my head around CFE pistol
Replies: 16
Views: 364

Re: getting my head around CFE pistol

Mickbr, I was convinced once I needed a chrono so I bought one, I think it is a very useful tool for those with the time and inclination to set it up and use it. I have gone back to old school methods. I do not care about velocity enough to care about fiddling with that chrono thingy. So to answer ...
by mickbr
Fri Feb 12, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: getting my head around CFE pistol
Replies: 16
Views: 364

Re: getting my head around CFE pistol

hondo1892 I got 2lbs sitting here myself. Hence this thread, which is about deciding whether I want to open it, or use something else :D
by mickbr
Fri Feb 12, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 'Defending' Gun Ownership - something FOOLS do...
Replies: 3
Views: 218

Re: 'Defending' Gun Ownership - something FOOLS do...

Doc, good post. Defining their own version of 'need' is how they banned a lot of Australias guns and possibly the UK from memory.
by mickbr
Fri Feb 12, 2021 10:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: sick of buying lemons
Replies: 16
Views: 457

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 ...
by mickbr
Fri Feb 12, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: ? masking ?
Replies: 71
Views: 1217

Re: ? masking ?

yea its at the point it doesnt matter how bad the virus really is the damage by the economic lockdowns and this open slather law changes is going to be its own beast.. The whole idea of constitutions and protecting a way of life is willingness to die, in large number if need be, before you go changi...
by mickbr
Fri Feb 12, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just for fun lets kick around this question ..... What was the best 22 rifle you have ever owned and why?
Replies: 60
Views: 2621

Re: Just for fun lets kick around this question ..... What was the best 22 rifle you have ever owned and why?

Scott I agree. Though it can draw a few coughs I have used 22mag on quite a few hogs. A local farmer said I could clear them out for him as long as no larger than 22 wmr in order to keep noise and over penetration down. Tried to sell him on the idea of a 38 special or 44 from a lever action being pr...
by mickbr
Fri Feb 12, 2021 6:46 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: ? masking ?
Replies: 71
Views: 1217

Re: ? masking ?

I noticed a lot of government offices, gyms, and shops seem to be rolling out a bunch of changes around me. Checking the news the 30x 1st world countries in fact are all tabling changes to everything from the length of workdays, holidays, banking, finance, education, congregation, privacy, security ...
by mickbr
Fri Feb 12, 2021 6:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for 44-40 hunting articles
Replies: 2
Views: 122

Looking for 44-40 hunting articles

Thanks if anyone might have links or articles they might like to share, or personal hunting stories.
by mickbr
Fri Feb 12, 2021 5:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just for fun lets kick around this question ..... What was the best 22 rifle you have ever owned and why?
Replies: 60
Views: 2621

Re: Just for fun lets kick around this question ..... What was the best 22 rifle you have ever owned and why?

currently have my best ever, a Ruger 96/22LR lever action. Surprisingly accurate with velocitors and stingers which I mostly use. I have owned more accurate and fancy 22LR over the years, 2 x CZ452 inlcuding the American model and the long barrel trainer with the hogback stock and open sights. But w...
by mickbr
Thu Feb 11, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: any quickload guys- 44 special
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Re: any quickload guys- 44 special

earlmck, thanks very much for all that. Only 616psi from the 24" barrel, over 8x less than the 30-30 load! And the quickload velocity matches closely what I know I fella is getting from a 24" lever with 6 grains of BE incidentally. Precise program.
by mickbr
Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: sick of buying lemons
Replies: 16
Views: 457

sick of buying lemons

Fellas is it just me or does anyone else get tired of the poor quality of items these days. I'm talking guns, camping gear, tents, optics, GPS, flashlights, the works. I always seem to have something or other on warranty return. You see all the time folks on youtube reviews and the latest generation...
by mickbr
Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Firing the 480 Achilles into a Pile of Rags - added extra photos
Replies: 16
Views: 251

Re: Firing the 480 Achilles into a Pile of Rags - added extra photos

Jim T can I ask what the water case capacity of your case is?
by mickbr
Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It's been 40 years...
Replies: 12
Views: 251

Re: It's been 40 years...

It's not fair losing a good father that young. coincidentally it's 40 years since my folks divorced. Only ran into my father twice after that which was two times more than I'd have liked. he came out of the army changed, tended to use anything around as a punching bag if you get what I mean and was ...
by mickbr
Thu Feb 11, 2021 6:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: any quickload guys- 44 special
Replies: 2
Views: 109

any quickload guys- 44 special

Fellas was wondering what the typical exit/muzzle pressures are for 44 special in a lever action. say a typical 5.5-6 grain load of some fast burning powder back of a 200 grain bullet and a 24" barrel. Was dicussing with non-firearms owning friends the difference in blast between low powered pistol ...
by mickbr
Thu Feb 11, 2021 4:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: getting my head around CFE pistol
Replies: 16
Views: 364

Re: getting my head around CFE pistol

I just purchased my first # of CFE Pistol the other day. It falls right in with HS 6 and Winchester Auto Comp. I am hoping to get good results with .44 SPECIAL, but with the cold temps we are having, reloading isnt much of a priority right now. Unique is 31 on the burn rate chart. CFE Pistol is 42 ...
by mickbr
Thu Feb 11, 2021 4:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: getting my head around CFE pistol
Replies: 16
Views: 364

Re: getting my head around CFE pistol

Fisher-Price wrote:
Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:16 pm
I’ve tried it in a couple of different things, mediocre results so far. Need to test it more in 9mm and will also try 10mm
Can I ask mediocre in what way? Inconsistent velocities or not matching listed velocities? As mentioned this isnt a magnum powder for high velocities
by mickbr
Thu Feb 11, 2021 4:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: getting my head around CFE pistol
Replies: 16
Views: 364

Re: getting my head around CFE pistol

GunnyMack wrote:
Wed Feb 10, 2021 12:16 pm
I tried it in my 41 mag, I wasn't all that impressed by the velocity.
Its too fast burning for high velocities in big cases, more a mid level option. Or did you mean inconsisent velocities?
by mickbr
Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: getting my head around CFE pistol
Replies: 16
Views: 364

getting my head around CFE pistol

Anyone used CFE Pistol powder fellas? Hodgon lists in 38+P, 5.5 grains behind a 158XTP getting 986fps and only 18,500psi. Also in 357mag 5.6grains gets 1107fps and 6.9 grains gets 1233fps. Thats from hodgons crazy 10" barrel statistics of course. From a lever barrel I am thinking the lesser load wou...
by mickbr
Wed Feb 10, 2021 4:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Perspective, History, Politics, and your AGE...
Replies: 28
Views: 610

Re: Perspective, History, Politics, and your AGE...

When you realise a century is just an average lifetime with a bit extra at each end
by mickbr
Wed Feb 10, 2021 3:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When you want to read a little .....
Replies: 9
Views: 264

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

Article makes a good point that taylors KO forumula refers to concussing elephant with head shots that miss the brain. The bigger the gun the longer they get knocked out even if the brain is missed and felt it happened often enough to correlate it to his formula. When the recent safari boom took off...
by mickbr
Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 12Ga LEVERGUN
Replies: 17
Views: 461

Re: 12Ga LEVERGUN

Id say they are ok overall or Aussies would stick with 1887 copies. When you need that much paperwork to own or move a gun any brands requiring constant warranty action lose popularity fast. I recall reading years ago chiappa's 1887 got rejected for that reason.Turk lever actions seem to be doing ok...
by mickbr
Tue Feb 09, 2021 5:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: expansion test 44 special bulllets
Replies: 20
Views: 359

Re: expansion test 44 special bulllets

I think the best bullet for expansion in the .44 Special was made by Speer and is unfortunately discontinued. It was a half jacket bullet that weighed 225 grains with a very soft core and it was a great all-around bullet for the .44 Special. Today, I load a Keith SWC over 7.5 gr of Unique and I wou...
by mickbr
Mon Feb 08, 2021 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: expansion test 44 special bulllets
Replies: 20
Views: 359

Re: expansion test 44 special bulllets

Well Bell was head shooting elephant with smallbores, he needed all the penetration he could get. I like expanding bullets myself where approriate. I think a good HP at just under the speed of sound does fine on the right sized game. Just wondering what else is out there bullet wise. I think the old...
by mickbr
Mon Feb 08, 2021 6:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: expansion test 44 special bulllets
Replies: 20
Views: 359

Re: expansion test 44 special bulllets

its interesting that expanding 38 special and 45acp options get quite a bit of airplay especially with the subsonic hunting guys but 44special and 45 colt not so much.
by mickbr
Sun Feb 07, 2021 7:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: elephant gun v pine box
Replies: 25
Views: 515

Re: elephant gun v pine box

A lifetime ago I was into big game rifles. Owned a 375H&H and 416rigby CZ550 and a also short relationship with a 460wby MkV lazermark( too much abuse, sold about a box of ammo later). 357 and 44 mag from a lever is about my limit these days.
by mickbr
Sat Feb 06, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: expansion test 44 special bulllets
Replies: 20
Views: 359

Re: expansion test 44 special bulllets

GunnyMack wrote:
Sat Feb 06, 2021 6:12 pm
I always liked the Remington 240 gr with the scalloped jacket. Those worked at just about any speed!
Didnt think of that, those Rem SJHP work well in 38 special as well. I am guessing they have gone the way of the dodo now though with remingtons demise.
by mickbr
Sat Feb 06, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: expansion test 44 special bulllets
Replies: 20
Views: 359

Re: expansion test 44 special bulllets

Jim larger stuff I would agree, actually agree in general .429 and .452 is a great start as it is. I find expanding JHP pretty good though subsonic on smaller/mid game, falls over a bit faster.
by mickbr
Sat Feb 06, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: expansion test 44 special bulllets
Replies: 20
Views: 359

expansion test 44 special bulllets

Not mine but thought it might be interesting for those using 44 special and low speed 44mag in lever guns. Im always interested in what expands at subsonic speeds, obviously a lot of bullets wont being designed for magnum power. As expected good showing by gold dot and a few others. If anyone has ot...
by mickbr
Fri Feb 05, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 12Ga LEVERGUN
Replies: 17
Views: 461

Re: 12Ga LEVERGUN

It's Turkish either Adler, pardus or uzkun. Main export market is Aussies due to the pump Action restrictions..
They are not high grade but usually functional. For user opinions search the Aussie forums enoughgun.com and Australian hunting net they got some good guys posting about them.
by mickbr
Tue Feb 02, 2021 4:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rem UMC 38+P 125 SJHP ..surprising from a lever action.
Replies: 6
Views: 217

Rem UMC 38+P 125 SJHP ..surprising from a lever action.

A friend today decided to run some of these through his Rossi 1892 20" barrel. The box says about 945fps from a pistol and youtube tests bear this out. Through the lever.... a bit more pop and blast then he expected and they blasted a jug setup pretty good. So he ran them through the chrony, 1300fps...
by mickbr
Mon Feb 01, 2021 7:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 300 Grain 44 Special loads
Replies: 12
Views: 305

Re: 300 Grain 44 Special loads

I dont have any advice to give but I have to admit I like the idea. How practical it is one thing, but definetly has some cool factor attached. Like fellas running 230 grain pin bullets in 38 special or 700 grain in 500S&W. Why the heck not :)
by mickbr
Sun Jan 31, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: ? masking ?
Replies: 71
Views: 1217

Re: ? masking ?

Doc I worked in international relief. The idea that ivermectin saturation really occurred througout the 3rd world is erroneous. We are talking 130+ countries, many regions not covered, some countries not interested, the usual issues of delivering medical and aid programs, a vast number o folks on th...