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by Rockrat
Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Before The Ammo/Components Shortage.....
Replies: 17
Views: 320

Re: Before The Ammo/Components Shortage.....

2ndovc---last 338 me XLR I saw sell on GB, went for $3,200
by Rockrat
Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 45 ACP yard toy
Replies: 11
Views: 274

Re: 45 ACP yard toy

I would lean towards a rnfp, 200ish grains @1000fps. Its what I shoot in my contender carbine in 45 acp
by Rockrat
Sun Feb 14, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sleeting in Dallas.
Replies: 18
Views: 223

Re: Sleeting in Dallas.

26 degrees and about 8" of snow. Just got thru clearing off the driveway. Don't miss the ice down in the flatlands at all
by Rockrat
Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:21 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: 2612

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

My mid 70's Marlin 39A. Thousands of rounds thru it, probably tens of thousands. Cleaned it once. Still functions 100% and is accurate as I can shoot, even back when I bought it. Loved ww high velocity sx ammo. Heck, it loved just about anything I fed it , but the WW was king. I once put a cardboard...
by Rockrat
Wed Feb 10, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It's been 40 years...
Replies: 12
Views: 250

Re: It's been 40 years...

You are indeed blessed to still have them.
by Rockrat
Tue Feb 09, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid19 ?
Replies: 33
Views: 531

Re: Covid19 ?

piller---you might have something I have read about. Its a genetic variation, a double expression of the gene that controls the sensation of taste of bitterness. Some people can't stand the taste of beer, cauliflower, cilantro and other foods that have a bitter flavor. With the double expression of ...
by Rockrat
Sun Feb 07, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 180 gr bullets in a .357 carbine
Replies: 10
Views: 326

Re: 180 gr bullets in a .357 carbine

I load the 180gr Rem. bullet designed for the 357max., for my carbine. I use MP-300 powder, under a max. charge and still get 1700fps. If I ever get to shoot a deer with it, it should be a Thumper.
by Rockrat
Thu Feb 04, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ugly gun day
Replies: 29
Views: 541

Re: Ugly gun day

I think the '71 winny I saw today would win hands down!!
by Rockrat
Thu Feb 04, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: poor unloved 348 win!!
Replies: 14
Views: 377

poor unloved 348 win!!

LGS has a '71 winchester, to say the least, is in poor shape. Hardly any blue and the wood is atrocious. Forearm might be saved, but buttstock needs replacement. Only good thing, is the bore looks great!!! Poor thing languishing in a corner. 2/3 mag tube. Would hate to re-bore the thing because the ...
by Rockrat
Sat Jan 30, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Move over 6.5..............
Replies: 9
Views: 314

Re: Move over 6.5..............

Yawn!!! Another flash in the pan cartridge
by Rockrat
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bent Magazine Tube
Replies: 8
Views: 458

Re: Bent Magazine Tube

Depending on how badly bent, you might be able to take some steel round stock that just fits in the tube and radius the end. Then heat the damaged area and drive the round stock thru the heated tube.
by Rockrat
Mon Jan 25, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I want a lever gun, I think in .357
Replies: 23
Views: 925

Re: I want a lever gun, I think in .357

You can probably find a Marlin, but boy, you will pay thru the nose for it. My Rossi is OK, but doesn't feed that well.
by Rockrat
Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 94 CST .357 Magnum.
Replies: 6
Views: 281

Re: Marlin 94 CST .357 Magnum.

Bought one of the last Remlins around here, in 357mag. Its put together fairly well. Dang thing even feeds wadcutters. I was surprised how well it shot.
by Rockrat
Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are the chances Ruger will...
Replies: 16
Views: 784

Re: What are the chances Ruger will...

I'll take a 20" barrel please. Something along a 1-16" twist or 1-14" twist.

327 federal, but at least the 32 mag.(sure regret selling mine!!)
by Rockrat
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Levergun accuracy
Replies: 32
Views: 1157

Re: Levergun accuracy

AJMD429--------Your XLR will probably do close to what my XLR will do. Mine has had a bit of work, trigger job and a few other minor things. It will do under MOA out to at least 225yds with jacketed and slightly over MOA with a really hot cast load to that same distance, also using LVR. (I bought it...
by Rockrat
Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid blues
Replies: 7
Views: 281

Re: Covid blues

My normal pulseox is in the low 90's, of course, I live at 6000ft altitude. Might have a little to do with it.
by Rockrat
Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blackhawk vs KFrame
Replies: 42
Views: 1394

Re: Blackhawk vs KFrame

There was the Blackhawk in 32mag and the single six too. The single seven was a 327fed.
by Rockrat
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blackhawk vs KFrame
Replies: 42
Views: 1394

Re: Blackhawk vs KFrame

Pick up a 30 carbine blackhawk. Pretty close to the Buckeye special except for the extra 1" of barrel
by Rockrat
Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1889 Marlin
Replies: 6
Views: 377

Re: 1889 Marlin

I cast some 429215 (225gr) yesterday and will try them and also get out my 200gr fp mould and see what diameter they come out.
by Rockrat
Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 6.5 creedmore
Replies: 35
Views: 1259

Re: 6.5 creedmore

6pt-sika

You are close on the description of my #1, but its the Stainless/walnut version!!
by Rockrat
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trump is BACK on Twitter...Full Privileges...!
Replies: 3
Views: 254

Re: Trump is BACK on Twitter...Full Privileges...!

Probably told them to turn it on or face a multi billion dollar lawsuit
by Rockrat
Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1889 Marlin
Replies: 6
Views: 377

Re: 1889 Marlin

Shot some of the .430" powder coated bullets yesterday. I had primed some with rifle primers and some with pistol primers. The rifle primers would shoot about 8" at 50 yds, but the pistol primers went into 1.5" at 50 yds. Will try some unique and some Universal.
by Rockrat
Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1889 Marlin
Replies: 6
Views: 377

1889 Marlin

Picked up a Marlin 1889 in 44-40 last year and only got around to shooting it yesterday. Picked up about 300 rounds of ammo a few weeks ago, loaded with 6gr 231 and what appears to be a swaged swc of .426" dia., in new WW brass. Bore of the rifle is fairly pristine but ammo leaded it a bit, but grou...
by Rockrat
Tue Jan 05, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shooting The New Christmas Present
Replies: 14
Views: 707

Re: Shooting The New Christmas Present

NICE!!!!
by Rockrat
Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Loading some 44s
Replies: 6
Views: 405

Re: Loading some 44s

Is that from the Laurson(sp?) MP mould?
by Rockrat
Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 6.5 creedmore
Replies: 35
Views: 1259

Re: 6.5 creedmore

When I got my 6.5 Cr. it was a heavy barreled rifle. I shoot out to 550 with it (our ranges farthest distance). We still hope to get more property to go a lot farther, but I am not holding my breath. The smallest group I ever shot was with a spare Savage barrel in 6.5cm I cut off part of the chamber...
by Rockrat
Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Meteorite Collectors
Replies: 29
Views: 885

Re: Meteorite Collectors

Was at lake Powell and saw a crater about 10ft across and wondered if it might have been a real small meteor strike. Was tempted to take a shovel and check things out, but it wasn't too far off a road and figured once I started digging, a ranger would drive by and I would be in deep stuff, so left i...
by Rockrat
Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 6.5 creedmore
Replies: 35
Views: 1259

Re: 6.5 creedmore

Good cartridge. Recoil is mild and its very accurate. I would say its good to about 350yds for deer and under 300yds for Elk with proper bullets. Good for varmints too.
by Rockrat
Fri Dec 18, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many states..
Replies: 21
Views: 1018

Re: How many states..

West of the Mississippi, all except for Alaska and North Dakota. East of the Mississippi, haven't been to MI, IL, OH, IN, PA, ME, GA, MD, W.VA, NJ, or much of KY, so 37 states in all. Some I haven't been to , I really don't care to go to, but there are a few I want to see one day.
by Rockrat
Fri Dec 18, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help with .357 magnum bullets in a 35-30...
Replies: 9
Views: 485

Re: Help with .357 magnum bullets in a 35-30...

Great find. Been looking for some, but no luck. If not, I have some 180xtps I will use.
by Rockrat
Mon Dec 14, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Holiday goodness from New Mexico
Replies: 15
Views: 755

Re: Holiday goodness from New Mexico

Might have to try without the anise seeds. Be more like a snickerdoodle probably. Rum cake sounds good. I make a variant of the Neiman Marcus cookies--mmmm.
by Rockrat
Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: S&W M&P Shield 2.0
Replies: 10
Views: 577

Re: S&W M&P Shield 2.0

I have a 9mm shield that I like. Sold off my PPK/s in 380 and bought it. I like it a lot more and its sitting next to me right now. Wife really likes her 380 shield.

Only drawback , is that its a bit bigger than my PPK/s was, so it doesn't fit in my pocket as well.
by Rockrat
Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chuck Yeager--Gone West
Replies: 12
Views: 541

Chuck Yeager--Gone West

The iconic aviation icon and 2A supporter has passed away at the age of 97. Piloted the Bell X-1 thru the sound barrier in 1947.

Godspeed General.
by Rockrat
Sun Dec 06, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Cosmos ... distances so vast they are overwhelming
Replies: 32
Views: 1954

Re: The Cosmos ... distances so vast they are overwhelming

You really want to be astounded, get a pair of night vision bino's and go star gazing on a clear, dark night. Hopefully one day, you can see a comet with them too.
by Rockrat
Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Hunting Story <|:-)
Replies: 9
Views: 681

Re: A Hunting Story <|:-)

My "little brother" (best friend) and I were muzzloader hunting for deer and had split up, to set up about 1/4 mile apart. At the end of the day, I headed towards the truck. Got there and waited. Couple hours passed and still no friend. Getting worried, but I was outside the truck and thought I hear...
by Rockrat
Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin lever 410 to ??
Replies: 5
Views: 454

Marlin lever 410 to ??

I have one of the recent 410 lever shotguns. Just wondering if it is pretty well an 1895 with a shotgun barrel and can I pull the barrel off and turn it back into a 45-70 or another 45-70 based cartridge?
by Rockrat
Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stolen gun or senior moment? UPDATE
Replies: 23
Views: 1343

Re: Stolen gun or senior moment?

You guys make me feel so much better knowing that I am not the only one!!!!
by Rockrat
Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Do YOU Want for Christmas....
Replies: 18
Views: 899

Re: What Do YOU Want for Christmas....

Ammo would be great, but for the sad fact of all those guns that were lost in the canoe accident :mrgreen:
by Rockrat
Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rossi '92 sight dovetails?
Replies: 5
Views: 297

Re: Rossi '92 sight dovetails?

I got the rifle from Navy Arms. Its a full mag, full octagon, stainless gun. Guess I might remove the front sight to measure it. Thinking about putting a scope on it, what is available to scope the thing? I ran some Lil Gun loads thru it with a 158gr Rem flat point. Used S&B rifle primers. 5 shots t...
by Rockrat
Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .22 Mag Cylinder Swap to different Ruger Single Six?
Replies: 13
Views: 669

Re: .22 Mag Cylinder Swap to different Ruger Single Six?

Hope it works out for you. I bought a SS6 with only a mag cylinder and bought a 22lr. cylinder. So far so good, as it seems to work just fine. Most of the cylinders I have bought have worked out well, all except a 9mm cylinder that was too long. Picked up a factory convertible gun, so sold the 357. ...
by Rockrat
Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rossi '92 sight dovetails?
Replies: 5
Views: 297

Rossi '92 sight dovetails?

Just wondering if the dovetails on the Rossi Rifles are the 3/8" or some odd metric size? Reason being , is that my rifle, when the rear sight is at the lowest notch on the elevation slide, is still hitting almost a foot high at 165 yards, with some warm 158gr ammo. Even with factory 357 PMC stuff, ...
by Rockrat
Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My love of Marlin Cowboy model lever guns
Replies: 17
Views: 630

Re: My love of Marlin Cowboy model lever guns

Yeah, someone made me an offer, that at the time, I couldn't refuse. Did buy and XLR in 30-30 to take its place. It will shoot as someone did some accuracy work on it
by Rockrat
Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My love of Marlin Cowboy model lever guns
Replies: 17
Views: 630

Re: My love of Marlin Cowboy model lever guns

I like them too. I passed up a 44mag, really cheap, as I was looking for another gun at the time. Found what I was looking for, but its gone down the road. One of those regrets, should have bought the 44 mag!!! Should have kept the 32mag. I had too, and the 30-30!! Oh well, hindsight is 100% right!!
by Rockrat
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Done
Replies: 9
Views: 563

Re: Cleanlyness is Next to . . . . . . .

I'm like JimT, how can you find anything?? If I clean up my bench, you can't tell I did a month later and besides, I can't hardly find anything once I clean it up. COSteve, you would probably have an epileptic meltdown if you saw MY shop. My wife doesn't like to come out there, it just offends her s...
by Rockrat
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone have experience with the 6.5-06?
Replies: 12
Views: 430

Re: Anyone have experience with the 6.5-06?

Should be about like a 6.5-284 which was all the rage for long range accurate shooting for awhile. Hope your barrel is in good shape. If used for hunting, it should last a long time. Thought about building one (6.5-06) but came across a 6.5 swede in a Ruger #1 so the build went by the wayside. Good ...
by Rockrat
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I would at least try this ...
Replies: 15
Views: 733

Re: I would at least try this ...

Not a beer drinker here, but I would be tempted to try it too!
by Rockrat
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Having a hard time deciding between 444 Marlin or 45/70
Replies: 31
Views: 1010

Re: Having a hard time deciding between 444 Marlin or 45/70

I had the 45-70 and little brother had the 444. You will be happy with either one. The 265 Hornady, which I believe was (is?) loaded in the 444 has worked well for me on elk at about 165yds. I was pushing it about 2200fps out of a wildcat cartridge and found the perfectly mushroomed bullet on the op...
by Rockrat
Thu Nov 12, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Favorite Levergun Cartridge
Replies: 76
Views: 2561

Re: My Favorite Levergun Cartridge

Would have to say the 22lr. I enjoy my 39a. Now if you go centerfire, then, although I do like the 30-30, I would have to say the 356 Win. Just like the larger bore.