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by EG73
Sat Apr 13, 2024 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lever #4: .356 Winchester
Replies: 22
Views: 783

Re: Lever #4: .356 Winchester

5 or 6 .356’s? Now we know why they’re hard to find :lol:

What load/bullet for the moose?
by EG73
Thu Apr 11, 2024 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 45 ACP SIXGUN
Replies: 27
Views: 595

Re: 45 ACP SIXGUN

Any of you guys take the plunge for a FA .500 Wyoming Express? I thought that would be cool but a .44 mag kicks plenty for me :D
by EG73
Mon Apr 08, 2024 10:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Very disappointed in Chickens…
Replies: 8
Views: 388

Re: Very disappointed in Chickens…

AJMD429 wrote: Sun Apr 07, 2024 6:16 am
EG73 wrote: Sat Apr 06, 2024 6:08 pm What’s the light bulb for?
They quit laying eggs in the winter so we use light to make the days seem longer to them.
Ah makes sense. Hit autumn here and the temps are dropping so our girls are moulting and slowed right down on eggs too.
by EG73
Sat Apr 06, 2024 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lever #4: .356 Winchester
Replies: 22
Views: 783

Re: Lever #4: .356 Winchester

Nice find! Great caliber. Not so much on the butt pad, you are going to feel those 200 grainers go off both in your wallet and on your shoulder! Never understood why the .356/.307 didn't take off, seemed like pretty good cartridges - wonder if they'd do better now with the (semi) resurgence in inte...
by EG73
Sat Apr 06, 2024 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Very disappointed in Chickens…
Replies: 8
Views: 388

Re: Very disappointed in Chickens…

What’s the light bulb for?
by EG73
Wed Apr 03, 2024 4:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GRRRRRRrrrrrrrr!
Replies: 12
Views: 577

Re: GRRRRRRrrrrrrrr!

win40-82 wrote: Tue Apr 02, 2024 9:04 pm always remember the screw ups but not the numerous on time buys

This is why feedback can be unreliable - the average satisfied customer which makes the majority won’t leave feedback. Those who have a bad experience are far more likely to.
by EG73
Tue Apr 02, 2024 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GRRRRRRrrrrrrrr!
Replies: 12
Views: 577

Re: GRRRRRRrrrrrrrr!

Ah don’t you love when customer service bounces you to and fro?

Hopefully it shows up soon.
by EG73
Tue Apr 02, 2024 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lever #4: .356 Winchester
Replies: 22
Views: 783

Re: Lever #4: .356 Winchester

4t5 wrote: Tue Apr 02, 2024 3:01 pm This would work just fine.
https://www.leupold.com/vx-freedom-1-5-4x20-moa-ring
True but I feel it also wouldn’t look period.
by EG73
Tue Apr 02, 2024 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lever #4: .356 Winchester
Replies: 22
Views: 783

Re: Lever #4: .356 Winchester

Sixgun wrote: Tue Apr 02, 2024 1:58 pm That’s a rare one indeed and is excellent investment material…….please do that fabulous rifle an honor and discard the $59 scope and give it a straight 4x of quality manufacture….—-006
Ha,

What would be correct to change it to?
by EG73
Tue Apr 02, 2024 8:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lever #4: .356 Winchester
Replies: 22
Views: 783

Lever #4: .356 Winchester

Saw this in the shop in December 2022. It was still there so today I made it mine. No safety except half cock as far as I can tell, either. So yay! Should be about 1982, going by the stock. Serial number if it helps is AE17### Can’t wait to get it home! It’ll be joining the Erma Werke EG73 .22WMR, W...
by EG73
Mon Mar 25, 2024 6:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lets talk power
Replies: 11
Views: 469

Re: Lets talk power

I’m looking at getting a .356 winchester next. Basically next Gen of the 348 but lighter and handier.

You could do a .45-70 based .338 wildcat on a 336, if you’re a fan of the bore diameter.
by EG73
Wed Mar 06, 2024 5:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 65 218 Bee
Replies: 26
Views: 1922

Re: Winchester 65 218 Bee

There’s one I know of but the bores rooted. Sleeve/reline job?
by EG73
Mon Mar 04, 2024 6:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 70-150 winchester video
Replies: 9
Views: 512

Re: 70-150 winchester video

Taylor’s sells the Chiapa 1887 for almost $1800. Wow. In all honesty, that shotgun, with an additional rifled choke tube and some kind of rifle sights would suit me far better. Could still play with black powder slug loads. And any 12 gauge 2 3/4” load, light or heavy. https://www.raytrade.com.au/p...
by EG73
Sun Feb 25, 2024 3:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1876 for Brown Bear
Replies: 22
Views: 1615

Re: 1876 for Brown Bear

buckeyeshooter wrote: Sat Feb 24, 2024 5:33 am 1886 Winchester, chambered in 50-110 Winchester shooting the .535 grain Woodleigh RN at about 2000 fps.
Doesn’t appear to be a winchester 1876 :P
by EG73
Sat Feb 24, 2024 4:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1876 for Brown Bear
Replies: 22
Views: 1615

Re: 1876 for Brown Bear

Autumn of 1884 bighorn mountains..... Theodore Roosevelt..... “I shall not soon forget the first one I killed. We had found where he had been feeding on the carcass of an elk; and followed his trail into a dense pine forest, fairly choked with fallen timber. While noiselessly and slowly threading o...
by EG73
Sat Feb 24, 2024 3:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bolt Cannon.
Replies: 25
Views: 1524

Re: Bolt Cannon.

gamekeeper wrote: Thu Feb 22, 2024 7:53 am I found the propellant used very interesting and was surprised how much power the little gizmo actually had.. 8)

https://youtu.be/bN8LCPWY_no?feature=shared
It’s called Armstrongs Mixture, if you were interested. It’s potassium chlorate and red phosphorous, basically.
by EG73
Mon Feb 19, 2024 5:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thinking of a 1886/71 in 444 marlin
Replies: 21
Views: 1290

Re: Thinking of a 1886/71 in 444 marlin

Everyone has a .45-70. .444 is overlooked but equally versatile. There’s a guy who runs some dang powerful loads out of a modded marlin .444, and the 1886 is stronger than that action.

He’s getting a 405gr over 4000ft/lbs.

https://www.marlinowners.com/threads/sa ... ion.62750/
by EG73
Sun Feb 18, 2024 5:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let’s talk about shotguns for serious use.
Replies: 79
Views: 6588

Re: Let’s talk about shotguns for serious use.

I’ve only 2 at the moment. A cheap VG Bentley Spanish made SxS BLNE 12g, and a single barrel jones underlever hammer 10g that I load blackpowder for (2 7/8” shells). Planning on a chiappa 28” 1887 for duck duties. Mosty because I like the look more than anything. I’m aware the 1887 can have reliabil...
by EG73
Fri Feb 16, 2024 5:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New lever gun! Purchased in October..posted today.
Replies: 15
Views: 1134

Re: New lever gun! Purchased in October..posted today.

If this rifle is 2008 what rifling will it have - micro groove or Ballard? And what’s the difference as far as projectile choices?
by EG73
Wed Feb 14, 2024 2:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 'Smart' devices are dumb....
Replies: 18
Views: 927

Re: 'Smart' devices are dumb....

gcs wrote: Thu Feb 08, 2024 9:22 am After the EMP strike who are you going to call with your protected phone? :mrgreen:
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by EG73
Tue Feb 13, 2024 3:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New lever gun! Purchased in October..posted today.
Replies: 15
Views: 1134

Re: New lever gun! Purchased in October..posted today.

I’ll have to try some more speed variation with time. My original plans to just load trapdoor velocities.

Those 400’s are meant to be able to get close to 2000, yikes!

I also want to replace the rear and front sights.
by EG73
Tue Feb 13, 2024 2:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New lever gun! Purchased in October..posted today.
Replies: 15
Views: 1134

Re: New lever gun! Purchased in October..posted today.

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Hopefully have it in my mitts by the end of the month. Bought a pack of Remington Corelokts. 405gr at 1300

Gosh I’m looking forward to this.
by EG73
Sat Jan 27, 2024 10:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: S&W Lever gun
Replies: 44
Views: 3055

Re: S&W Lever gun

What is with all the big loop levers these days? Did human hands increase in size over the last 100-150 years (along with bellies)? I don’t like a lot of air between my knuckles and the lever myself I’d say it’s because deer season is the colder months - allows for gloves. Personally don’t like the...
by EG73
Fri Jan 26, 2024 6:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Starline 38-55 2.125 long brass
Replies: 3
Views: 371

Re: Starline 38-55 2.125 long brass

That’s cheap! Nice!
by EG73
Fri Jan 26, 2024 5:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New hunting rifle.
Replies: 17
Views: 1582

Re: New hunting rifle.

I just realised also totally forgot to post pics of rifle.
This is the package as it came. Bipod and a bushnell 3-9x40 scope.

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by EG73
Fri Jan 26, 2024 1:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New hunting rifle.
Replies: 17
Views: 1582

Re: New hunting rifle.

Finally got it sighted in. First group after at 100m with Remington 150gr corelokts.

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by EG73
Thu Jan 25, 2024 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New lever gun! Purchased in October..posted today.
Replies: 15
Views: 1134

Re: New lever gun! Purchased in October..posted today.

I have an 1895cb set up with a shaver tang sight and it loves smacking steel waaay out yonder. I really think marlin nailed the profile of the barrel on these, enough weight out front to hang nice offhand while slim enough not to be a burden carrying the thing in the woods. Eric I read that these a...
by EG73
Wed Jan 24, 2024 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New lever gun! Purchased in October..posted today.
Replies: 15
Views: 1134

Re: New lever gun! Purchased in October..posted today.

Thanks, guys. I was wondering if it was Remington or marlin and thought marlin based on what I’ve read. Never actually got pics of the barrel markings or thought to look up serial number. :o It didn’t matter too much as a remlin anyway as it was still cheap for over here either way - ($725usd). I’ll...
by EG73
Tue Jan 23, 2024 5:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: S&W Lever gun
Replies: 44
Views: 3055

Re: S&W Lever gun

Looks neat, be good in wood. Now can they (S&W) make it in their cartridges? (.460 and .500 S&W) :D
by EG73
Tue Jan 23, 2024 3:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New lever gun! Purchased in October..posted today.
Replies: 15
Views: 1134

New lever gun! Purchased in October..posted today.

As the title says - I bought this back in October but after a series of delays (no one’s fault) it’s finally on its way here, woo! Marlin 1895CB, .45-70. Any idea if it’s a Remlin or JM? I haven’t got much details on it yet until it arrives. I was originally wanting to replace the after market sight...
by EG73
Mon Dec 18, 2023 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New hunting rifle.
Replies: 17
Views: 1582

Re: New hunting rifle.

It’s about as vanilla and soulless as can be for a rifle but as you guys said they’re meant to be: accurate, reliable, strong, affordable. Everything one can ask for. Plus the sheer variety of cartridges and modifications you can get for them! I can go out and buy (affordably!) a new bottom metal pi...
by EG73
Mon Dec 18, 2023 6:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New hunting rifle.
Replies: 17
Views: 1582

New hunting rifle.

Well, I went modern. Wanted a Jack of all trades for Australia rifle that I didn’t have to worry too much about dings etc or finding a load for. Today I purchased…a howa 1500. Blued with the green hogue stock in .30-06. Bushnell 3-9x40 scope. Came with a bipod on the front - don’t know how much use ...
by EG73
Sat Nov 25, 2023 9:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone own a Chiappa 1887?
Replies: 3
Views: 282

Anyone own a Chiappa 1887?

Particularly the Chiappa, rather than the Chinese or originals. Curious how they find them to use. Wanting to get an 1887, probably going the Italian route. Chiappa make decent rifles and I’m curious how these shotguns go. Going to get the 28” barrel version as I want it for fowl :)
by EG73
Sat Nov 25, 2023 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Steel shot and the chiappa 1887?
Replies: 7
Views: 441

Re: Steel shot and the chiappa 1887?

Well, still no reply from chiappa :?:

Time to make a thread asking different but still about them.
by EG73
Mon Nov 06, 2023 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 444 Marlin as a 'survival' gun...
Replies: 100
Views: 14469

Re: 444 Marlin as a 'survival' gun...

I LOVE my 444 94 Bigbore, but nothing beats an M4 as a survival rifle. 15 to 20 hits on an elephant is just as good as 1 hit from a 458 Lott. There just may be something to that... Since the advent of the 5.56mm cartridge, i find Wyoming and Montana to be conspicuously devoid of wild/feral elephant...
by EG73
Mon Nov 06, 2023 1:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Guy Fawkes!
Replies: 6
Views: 413

Re: Guy Fawkes!

Parents 40th anniversary too :D
by EG73
Thu Nov 02, 2023 1:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Steel shot and the chiappa 1887?
Replies: 7
Views: 441

Re: Steel shot and the chiappa 1887?

Sent them an email, just posted here to see if anyone would know in case they’re one of those not very communicative companies.
by EG73
Thu Nov 02, 2023 6:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Steel shot and the chiappa 1887?
Replies: 7
Views: 441

Steel shot and the chiappa 1887?

Hey guys,

Does anyone know if the chiappa made 1887 shotguns are safe to use with Steel shot?

Cheers,
by EG73
Sun Oct 22, 2023 8:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hunting accounts using lever guns?
Replies: 9
Views: 469

Hunting accounts using lever guns?

Hey guys,

There’s plenty of writings by the old ivory hunters and their accounts, but are there similar historic accounts (books) about hunters in America using lever guns?

Thanks!
by EG73
Sat Oct 21, 2023 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1876 for Brown Bear
Replies: 22
Views: 1615

Re: 1876 for Brown Bear

Drawdown wrote: Thu Oct 19, 2023 3:56 pm 20231019_165050.jpg
That’s interesting. Seems he thought it just fine for the times.
Also didn’t know he owned a Bullard.
by EG73
Tue Oct 17, 2023 1:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1876 for Brown Bear
Replies: 22
Views: 1615

1876 for Brown Bear

Not gunna happen but what cartridge would you choose, if having to go with original ballistics?

I think .45-75 because the 350gr bullets going to have better penetration than the 300gr .50-95’s.

Next question is would you, if you could?
by EG73
Sun Oct 15, 2023 6:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1886 45-70
Replies: 14
Views: 855

Re: 1886 45-70

oldebear1950 wrote: Sat Oct 14, 2023 10:57 pm Has any one had any experience with the Cimarron 1886 in 45-70. I am considering buy one but would like some kind of input first, as they are not inexpensive
Is that an uberti?

I’ve shot a Pedersoli 1886, CCH, was beautiful. They’re a weighty rifle.
by EG73
Thu Oct 12, 2023 3:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What would you pay for reloading powder...?
Replies: 10
Views: 496

Re: What would you pay for reloading powder...?

HAHHAHAHAHHAHHA Oh man you guys haven’t seen australia prices for powder lately, it’ll make you appreciate your prices :D AR2205, 1lb(ish), about $60 4 years ago. Is SELLING for $500 now for the same amount, and that’s secondhand albeit unopened. How about trailboss? 3lb for $800? https://usedguns.c...
by EG73
Thu Oct 12, 2023 3:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 1895CB RLA
Replies: 9
Views: 544

Re: Marlin 1895CB RLA

It happened, woo!
by EG73
Mon Oct 09, 2023 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 1895CB RLA
Replies: 9
Views: 544

Re: Marlin 1895CB RLA

Nevermind about it anyways. Was told they’d put my name on it and it ended up sold to someone else so ah well. Sometimes one must simply act... I've failed to follow that advice a few times myself... but, when I've followed it, I've very, very seldom regretted it! I did. Called up and was told it h...
by EG73
Sat Oct 07, 2023 2:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 1895CB RLA
Replies: 9
Views: 544

Re: Marlin 1895CB RLA

Nevermind about it anyways. Was told they’d put my name on it and it ended up sold to someone else so ah well.
by EG73
Fri Oct 06, 2023 8:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 1895CB RLA
Replies: 9
Views: 544

Re: Marlin 1895CB RLA

I think it may just refer to the action - r = ? But LA = lever action. The bolt actions in the ad are listed as RBA, so seems right.
by EG73
Fri Oct 06, 2023 1:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 1895CB RLA
Replies: 9
Views: 544

Marlin 1895CB RLA

First up - what’s the RLA part mean?

Second - May be getting one :D
by EG73
Sun Oct 01, 2023 4:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For those with family members who have dementia...
Replies: 3
Views: 372

Re: For those with family members who have dementia...

There’s an amazing dementia movie - “The Father” (2020).
“June Again” is also good.

It’s a heck of a scary disease. Wife works in aged care. Am sorry to all who go through it.
by EG73
Wed Sep 27, 2023 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: See this little star?
Replies: 5
Views: 388

Re: See this little star?

Reminds me - a friends son recently went on a school excursion to an observatory. He was like “I dunno why they bothered, there’s a big star they can see all day” :D

Gotta love Gods blessings each day :mrgreen: