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by Scott Tschirhart
Wed Jun 23, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HANDLOADING .22 LONG RIFLE AMMO
Replies: 1
Views: 18

Re: HANDLOADING .22 LONG RIFLE AMMO

A very interesting experiment.
by Scott Tschirhart
Wed Jun 23, 2021 8:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gallyon 12 Bore.
Replies: 7
Views: 56

Re: Gallyon 12 Bore.

That's a fine looking shotgun. I have always wanted to hunt with a muzzle-loading shotgun but my bird shooting has diminished so much in recent years that you really cannot call me a bird hunter at all.

I look forward to a field report!
by Scott Tschirhart
Tue Jun 22, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 300 yard rocks with .44 Special sixgun
Replies: 16
Views: 240

Re: 300 yard rocks with .44 Special sixgun

My Father believed (and still believes) that pistols are only good for killing people. But, he has gotten to the point that he is so used to me wearing one that he is not above asking me to shoot something that needs shooting.
by Scott Tschirhart
Tue Jun 22, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm going to need you to clean out your office.
Replies: 5
Views: 161

Re: I'm going to need you to clean out your office.

Jason, Before Covid I was getting up at 4 am and driving on IH35 from San Antonio to Austin four days a week. Working all day and then driving back. On a good day, I spent 3 hours on the road and seventy five miles one way really ran up the miles on my vehicles. So yes, this is a great thing. I serv...
by Scott Tschirhart
Tue Jun 22, 2021 8:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: examined a BHA 500 S&W
Replies: 9
Views: 174

Re: examined a BHA 500 S&W

.45colt wrote:
Tue Jun 22, 2021 8:11 am
One of the members over on Cast Boolets reported last year that He had one , and after around 1000 full power loads His BHA was as smooth as glass. just gotta shoot them.! :lol:
As with most things. Use takes the rough edges off.
by Scott Tschirhart
Tue Jun 22, 2021 8:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm going to need you to clean out your office.
Replies: 5
Views: 161

I'm going to need you to clean out your office.

I got a call from one of my senior partners in the firm last week. He says: "I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I need you to clean out your office." At first, I was a bit taken aback. Having heard some things like this in the past. But this time, I was relatively unconcerned. First, because I...
by Scott Tschirhart
Tue Jun 22, 2021 8:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: At the Shootist Holiday ...
Replies: 32
Views: 654

Re: At the Shootist Holiday ...

I'm so sorry to have missed seeing you Paul. It's been too long.
by Scott Tschirhart
Mon Jun 21, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recreational Pharma Workers
Replies: 16
Views: 278

Re: Recreational Pharma Workers

That old rock tunnel looks like one from a movie set -- was it the remake of "3:10 to Yuma" maybe? Old No7 I doubt that it was ever in a movie. The owner of the property probably would not allow that and there are lots of tunnels in California. There was no longer any sign of rail or cross tie in t...
by Scott Tschirhart
Mon Jun 21, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 300 yard rocks with .44 Special sixgun
Replies: 16
Views: 240

Re: 300 yard rocks with .44 Special sixgun

Scott .. yes it is. These days I don't care for anything hotter. I really like my 6.5 gr. Unique load. :D Seems like I am always tempted to get the most out of a cartridge, but the lighter loads really take care of everything I need. My right hand is sore from shooting a bit too much .45 ACP and .4...
by Scott Tschirhart
Mon Jun 21, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Father's Day shakedown cruise.
Replies: 10
Views: 180

Re: Father's Day shakedown cruise.

Outstanding!
by Scott Tschirhart
Mon Jun 21, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: More evidence that Jan 6th was an 'inside job'
Replies: 7
Views: 114

Re: More evidence that Jan 6th was an 'inside job'

It sounds like when the FBI was infiltrating the KKK. I understand that you could tell who they were because they were the only ones trying to get people to do violent things.
by Scott Tschirhart
Mon Jun 21, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 300 yard rocks with .44 Special sixgun
Replies: 16
Views: 240

Re: 300 yard rocks with .44 Special sixgun

That load is quite a bit in a light gun like that. But that bullet carries really well at long range.
by Scott Tschirhart
Mon Jun 21, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Slightly Revised History
Replies: 14
Views: 271

Re: Slightly Revised History

Will they even understand the significance?
by Scott Tschirhart
Sun Jun 20, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recreational Pharma Workers
Replies: 16
Views: 278

Re: Recreational Pharma Workers

Info on Ranger Joe Sitter: http://sheriffjimwilson.com/2015/05/26/joe-sitter-texas-shootist/ I took that photo with my camera resting on a rock. It looks much better in the article than it does on my phone! I think Jim wrote up another article on this as well for one of the NRA publications, or he ...
by Scott Tschirhart
Sun Jun 20, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1873 in .44 Special
Replies: 35
Views: 2550

Re: 1873 in .44 Special

Load development has been completed. A 250 LBT LFN-GC over 7.5 gr of Unique is the winner. At 25 yards, everything shoots pretty much the same. But extended out to 50 yards and the LFN definitely groups much better. The sights are filed to hit dead on at the top of the blade at 50 yards. Longer dist...
by Scott Tschirhart
Sun Jun 20, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recreational Pharma Workers
Replies: 16
Views: 278

Re: Recreational Pharma Workers

That's true. And I have found that in those places you can find people who could not live anywhere else. From the deep swamps in Louisianna, remote parts of Appalachia, parts of West Texas and Arizona, to a good bit of Alaska....These are places that draw me in.
by Scott Tschirhart
Sun Jun 20, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recreational Pharma Workers
Replies: 16
Views: 278

Re: Recreational Pharma Workers

I've been carrying a Nighthawk Border Special around lately. Jim had a hand in picking out the specifications for Nighthawk and they did a really good job on this. Here is the test target that came with mine. Three bullets went through that hole, but you wouldn't know it if you did not measure it.
by Scott Tschirhart
Sun Jun 20, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recreational Pharma Workers
Replies: 16
Views: 278

Re: Recreational Pharma Workers

I don’t think I thought about it at the time but Jim and I were both wearing ivory stocked guns on this trip.
by Scott Tschirhart
Sun Jun 20, 2021 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recreational Pharma Workers
Replies: 16
Views: 278

Re: Recreational Pharma Workers

A photo of the Rio Bravo. And one of Jim getting in the shade. You can see the mud on Jim's jeans.
by Scott Tschirhart
Sun Jun 20, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recreational Pharma Workers
Replies: 16
Views: 278

Re: Recreational Pharma Workers

Here are some photos of an old railroad tunnel that we drove through on the ranch. It looks like it was chisled out (no sign of any blasting) of the rock. Probably by the Chinese workers who were working on the railroads in those days.
by Scott Tschirhart
Sun Jun 20, 2021 9:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recreational Pharma Workers
Replies: 16
Views: 278

Re: Recreational Pharma Workers

I took to walking and it seemed like it took me forever to get to the gate. Then I kept walking till I hit the main road. One lonely (beat up and dusty) red Ford truck was coming down the road, so this was my chance. The two Mexican fellows stopped and asked what I was doing out there. I had my hat ...
by Scott Tschirhart
Sun Jun 20, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recreational Pharma Workers
Replies: 16
Views: 278

Re: Recreational Pharma Workers

We filled an ice chest full of supplies and loaded Jim's old Jeep. We found the turnoff and the gate just fine and the combination to the lock worked. We were in business. It was beautiful but desolate country and it had recently rained. Jim is a story teller and I love to listen. We were talking ab...
by Scott Tschirhart
Sun Jun 20, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recreational Pharma Workers
Replies: 16
Views: 278

Recreational Pharma Workers

The trip to the canyon to see where Joe Sitter was killed almost didn't happen. I did not get permission to go on the ranch until just 6 days prior to the trip. When I had permission, I called Jim up and we made our medicine. I rode out to Alpine on the motorcycle and went on out to Valentine to vis...
by Scott Tschirhart
Sun Jun 20, 2021 8:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Texas Ranger Joe Sitter
Replies: 21
Views: 330

Re: Texas Ranger Joe Sitter

We are doing much better Jim. Thank you for asking.

Jim is normal size!!!! I'm just "sharing size"
by Scott Tschirhart
Sat Jun 19, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Texas Ranger Joe Sitter
Replies: 21
Views: 330

Re: Texas Ranger Joe Sitter

I just felt like writing this morning. I’m glad you enjoyed it.
by Scott Tschirhart
Sat Jun 19, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Texas Ranger Joe Sitter
Replies: 21
Views: 330

Re: Texas Ranger Joe Sitter

Chico's gang threatened Joe's widow and family. As a result, they left Valentine and moved to Los Angeles. While I was at the site, the Sitters were having a reunion in Castroville, including some of our relatives from California. They were fascinated by the photos and information I was sending back...
by Scott Tschirhart
Sat Jun 19, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Texas Ranger Joe Sitter
Replies: 21
Views: 330

Re: Texas Ranger Joe Sitter

Jim and I were in that canyon on the morning of May 24, 2015 and the spring is now called Sitter Spring in honor of the Ranger who died there. The spring comes out from under a big rock and I drank deeply from the water there. (no ill effects) One of my favorite adventures. The spring is under the r...
by Scott Tschirhart
Sat Jun 19, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Texas Ranger Joe Sitter
Replies: 21
Views: 330

Re: Texas Ranger Joe Sitter

One hundred years later, former Sheriff Jim Wilson, Former Ranger Joachim Jackson and I planned to be in that canyon to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the fight. Jim and I did not know just how sick our friend was getting. Below is a photo of Jim, Joachim, and me (old Texas lawmen) in the YO R...
by Scott Tschirhart
Sat Jun 19, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Texas Ranger Joe Sitter
Replies: 21
Views: 330

Re: Texas Ranger Joe Sitter

Joe left the Rangers for a time and became a Customs Inspector, doing very much the same work, and riding with the same Rangers, but for better pay. But the new administration in Washington insisted that Customs Inspectors had to take a civil service test. Joe couldn't pass the test, so he went back...
by Scott Tschirhart
Sat Jun 19, 2021 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Texas Ranger Joe Sitter
Replies: 21
Views: 330

Re: Texas Ranger Joe Sitter

I have lots of stories and photos about Joe's service in the Rangers, but this one is the one that led to his death. Mexico was in revolution at the beginning of the 20th Century and there was a great struggle among competing factions as to who would recieve support and recognition from the US gover...
by Scott Tschirhart
Sat Jun 19, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Texas Ranger Joe Sitter
Replies: 21
Views: 330

Texas Ranger Joe Sitter

I have several relatives that were Texas Rangers and some good friends that served and continue to serve in that capacity. Joseph Sitter was born in Castroville, Texas on January 13, 1863. He was a great, great...uncle to me on my mother's side of the family. He married and had kids. But a buckboard...
by Scott Tschirhart
Sat Jun 19, 2021 8:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: At the Shootist Holiday ...
Replies: 32
Views: 654

Re: At the Shootist Holiday ...

Let me tell you a story about Matt. We were at Gunsite two years ago for the Gunsite Alumni Shoot. One evening we were sitting drinking brown water (I brought some up from Texas, just in case) at Rob Leahey's house and talking about guns.(what else?). Rob brought out a Ruger SR1911 Lightweight Comma...
by Scott Tschirhart
Thu Jun 17, 2021 4:16 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: I hope this isn't true - but wouldn't be surprised...
Replies: 6
Views: 122

Re: I hope this isn't true - but wouldn't be surprised...

I'm not saying that child trafficking is not happening. I know that it is. However, anybody that wants me to believe that there are tunnels two miles deep under Capitol Hill and they are keeping people down there for 30 years; that Hillary Clinton was tried at Gitmo and scheduled for execution.........
by Scott Tschirhart
Thu Jun 17, 2021 4:02 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB D&L fixed rear sight for Ruger Flattop
Replies: 2
Views: 58

Re: WTB D&L fixed rear sight for Ruger Flattop

Yes, I tried. Dave told me that he had none and would not make more unless someone wanted 500 of them and would sell them for him.

Unfortunately, I only need one of them.
by Scott Tschirhart
Wed Jun 16, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB D&L fixed rear sight for Ruger Flattop
Replies: 2
Views: 58

WTB D&L fixed rear sight for Ruger Flattop

Dave isn't making these anymore, but I sure would like to find one. Thanks in advance.
by Scott Tschirhart
Wed Jun 16, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: At the Shootist Holiday ...
Replies: 32
Views: 654

Re: At the Shootist Holiday ...

Sounds like great fun.
by Scott Tschirhart
Tue Jun 15, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How`s your lawn looking
Replies: 33
Views: 439

Re: How`s your lawn looking

We had a lot of rain in the spring and my lawn looks pretty good.
by Scott Tschirhart
Tue Jun 15, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: At the Shootist Holiday ...
Replies: 32
Views: 654

Re: At the Shootist Holiday ...

PS to the above post ... Spent time with Paul Moreland and his grandson. They are here and having a great time. It was good to see him and hug his neck! I promised to bring Paul some ammo and unfortunately I loaded it but could not deliver. If he still wants a hundred "Shootist" cases, have him con...
by Scott Tschirhart
Tue Jun 15, 2021 8:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: At the Shootist Holiday ...
Replies: 32
Views: 654

Re: At the Shootist Holiday ...

Please extend my regards to everyone Jim.

I really wanted to make it to the Holiday this year but Kathy's condition will not allow us to travel. Back to the liver clinic this morning.
by Scott Tschirhart
Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ammo shipment hijacked in Mexico en route to U.S.
Replies: 8
Views: 292

Re: Ammo shipment hijacked in Mexico en route to U.S.

According to the official report, the events occurred at dawn on Wednesday at the height of the town known as Cabaña del Rey in the municipality of San Luis de la Paz where the alert was issued because the GPS signal of both cargo and cargo vehicles was lost. Reads like the drivers were in on it to...
by Scott Tschirhart
Sat Jun 12, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Me and the....
Replies: 9
Views: 354

Re: Me and the....

Blaine wrote:
Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:40 pm
My own Tiger is apt to go crazy if he sees a Howdah with double barrel flinters.... 8)
I'd likely go crazy about something like that myself!
by Scott Tschirhart
Sat Jun 12, 2021 3:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1873 in .44 Special
Replies: 35
Views: 2550

Re: 1873 in .44 Special

Very nice! Its wonderful that there are still old guns like that in use. I kinda wish we could still buy .44 Henry Flat across the counter.
by Scott Tschirhart
Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1873 in .44 Special
Replies: 35
Views: 2550

Re: 1873 in .44 Special

I keep a brass hammer and drift in the tool box in the Jeep. I need to leave a bastard mill file in there too, but files get beat up if you let them bounce around in a tool box. I need to make a cover for one. I rather think that my ancestors shot their rifles in on cactus and rocks. I shoot a lot o...
by Scott Tschirhart
Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1873 in .44 Special
Replies: 35
Views: 2550

Re: 1873 in .44 Special

I have always thought about using 4227 as John Taffin often wrote about it. But the truth is that most of my shooting is covered with Bullseye or 231, Unique and 2400. I guess I am too lazy to look into another powder too much. I have some more bullets from Montana Bullet Works being delivered today...
by Scott Tschirhart
Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: roundball in 12 ga
Replies: 32
Views: 1314

Re: roundball in 12 ga

As I have always lived in Texas, I never saw shotgun slugs as anything other than a law enforcement tool. However, in that capacity, I have never seen anyone shot with a slug that survived it. A .72 caliber hole is hard to stop bleeding.
by Scott Tschirhart
Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Carbines at MidwayUSA for those interested...
Replies: 19
Views: 528

Re: M1 Carbines at MidwayUSA for those interested...

wecsoger wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:13 pm
How many are up on Gunbroker already? (grin)
Exactly!!!
by Scott Tschirhart
Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Recent and Continuing Labors
Replies: 10
Views: 310

Re: My Recent and Continuing Labors

Sounds good my friend. Take care of yourself and your loved ones.
by Scott Tschirhart
Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hard Choice
Replies: 9
Views: 352

Re: Hard Choice

She loves me.
by Scott Tschirhart
Wed Jun 09, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Estate Auction : 130+ Guns
Replies: 11
Views: 281

Re: Estate Auction : 130+ Guns

Unloaded guns are not much good for anything. So, I get it. After I am gone, I imagine that they will find all of my guns loaded, except perhaps for the one I am carrying and I hope to be found in a pile of freshly fired brass.

The one gun that really interests me is the Browning 95 SRC.
by Scott Tschirhart
Wed Jun 09, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Estate Auction : 130+ Guns
Replies: 11
Views: 281

Re: Estate Auction : 130+ Guns

Thank you! I bid on a couple of them.