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by Scott Tschirhart
Tue Sep 27, 2022 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Don’t see these much anymore
Replies: 21
Views: 689

Re: Don’t see these much anymore

They steal eggs. Hard on quail and turkeys (both of which nest on the ground). Feral housecats are probably just as bad on the bird population and they get the same treatment.

I have quail for the first time in several years and I want to see them flourish.
by Scott Tschirhart
Tue Sep 27, 2022 8:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .44 Henry Flat--Musings on the usefulness of mild cartridges
Replies: 41
Views: 765

Re: .44 Henry Flat--Musings on the usefulness of mild cartridges

Heck, even John Linebaugh, the guru of monster loads in medium size revolvers says that his everyday working loads in .45 Colt are 8 to 8.5 grains of 231 behind a 250 grain cast bullet. Quite a contrast to his dinosaur loads. I spoke at length with John a few weeks ago. He doesn't even shoot the he...
by Scott Tschirhart
Mon Sep 26, 2022 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: am I exaggerating 44 mag recoil
Replies: 21
Views: 308

Re: am I exaggerating 44 mag recoil

RIDERED350r wrote:
Mon Sep 26, 2022 5:08 pm
Everyone has different tolerance for recoil.
This is the answer. I developed the ability to shoot relatively heavy recoiling rifles by shooting a lot of rifles that really kicked. Today, I am not bothered by a .44 magnum in a carbine, but I don't shoot it well in a revolver.
by Scott Tschirhart
Fri Sep 23, 2022 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .44 Henry Flat--Musings on the usefulness of mild cartridges
Replies: 41
Views: 765

Re: .44 Henry Flat--Musings on the usefulness of mild cartridges

Just to be clear, most 44-40 loads today, including factory hunting loads by Winchester, are neutered down to 44 Henry ballistics. Most 44-40 "acceptable" handloads are also below 44 Henry ballistics. Good point, and one I have not thought about. I notice that .44 Magnum factory loads have been pre...
by Scott Tschirhart
Fri Sep 23, 2022 2:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My first Sharps rifle
Replies: 8
Views: 243

Re: My first Sharps rifle

Very nice indeed. As a long time Sharps rifle fan, that is one of the prettiest I have seen.
by Scott Tschirhart
Thu Sep 22, 2022 9:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Don’t see these much anymore
Replies: 21
Views: 689

Re: Don’t see these much anymore

When an animal is destroying property, it moves across a line from just a part of nature to a pest. I understand not killing without reason, but I also understand stopping a destructive pest when you might not be able to be around enough to permanently scare it off. I know Tycer, and he was concern...
by Scott Tschirhart
Thu Sep 22, 2022 9:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Don’t see these much anymore
Replies: 21
Views: 689

Re: Don’t see these much anymore

To hell with the cats! I'll take the Ruger! It's a .45 Colt isn't it Scott? I had a seven and a half incher that I put one of those Ruger brass grip frames on many years ago. Sold it, of course, genius that I am. I love those old models. That's right. It is in .45 Colt and it has overly tight chamb...
by Scott Tschirhart
Thu Sep 22, 2022 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's Better than a 'Security BLANKET'...?
Replies: 9
Views: 285

Re: What's Better than a 'Security BLANKET'...?

Gives a whole new meaning to the term "pillow biter!"
by Scott Tschirhart
Thu Sep 22, 2022 8:30 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: no longer for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 193

Re: FS Winchester 1866 SRC engraved

Now that would be something special.
by Scott Tschirhart
Thu Sep 22, 2022 7:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's Better than a 'Security BLANKET'...?
Replies: 9
Views: 285

Re: What's Better than a 'Security BLANKET'...?

You have to give it to these guys.

WARNING MAY CONTAIN LANGUAGE YOU FIND OFFENSIVE

https://youtu.be/ebZ6AdB5PDE
by Scott Tschirhart
Thu Sep 22, 2022 7:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rattlesnakes and pellet guns
Replies: 31
Views: 538

Re: Rattlesnakes and pellet guns

While a quirt works pretty well for a rattlesnake in the open, some other snakes are downright scary. In South Africa they used to make a whip out of a strip of hippopotamus skin that they would roll into a round shape. I understand that this is a pretty handy tool for killing snakes. Lynn made a pl...
by Scott Tschirhart
Wed Sep 21, 2022 10:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Well, here she is
Replies: 16
Views: 442

Re: Well, here she is

That looks like a fixed rear sight. Nice work!
by Scott Tschirhart
Tue Sep 20, 2022 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is anyone still shooting a Red Ryder?
Replies: 65
Views: 1551

Re: Is anyone still shooting a Red Ryder?

Boys, I now have two Red Ryders and neither of them shoots to the sights. So I went to the storage shed and got out my boy's Daisy Buck. It is a short little booger with fixed sights. I loaded it up with bbs and it shoots dead on the sights. So, I made myself a Red Frankenstein Ryder by matching up ...
by Scott Tschirhart
Tue Sep 20, 2022 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rattlesnakes and pellet guns
Replies: 31
Views: 538

Re: Rattlesnakes and pellet guns

That looks like you have plenty of gun there. I had a friend that lived on the bend of a creek near Halettsville Texas. We would go out there with .22 revolvers loaded with rosette crimped rat shot and flashlights. At night you could barely make out a copperhead because it shined a little though it ...
by Scott Tschirhart
Tue Sep 20, 2022 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rattlesnakes and pellet guns
Replies: 31
Views: 538

Re: Rattlesnakes and pellet guns

I've killed quite a number of them with a .22 pistol with rosette crimped ratshot and I don't think that penetrates much. You might want to shoot a tin can with such a load, and then shoot it with your pellet gun and see what it looks like. My brother and I killed a lot of snakes with our Daisy BB g...
by Scott Tschirhart
Tue Sep 20, 2022 9:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bug Out Bags
Replies: 31
Views: 566

Re: Bug Out Bags

"Bugging In" is viable in the short term, or in a localized situation. In fact, it's probably best. However, if the situation stretches out or is widespread, your big pile of stuff will get you killed. You have a good point there. Remeber if folks know you are sitting on a stash of what they want, ...
by Scott Tschirhart
Mon Sep 19, 2022 4:18 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Communist Kalifornia
Replies: 24
Views: 510

Re: Communist Kalifornia

The Safari Times reports that California passed a law banning promoting hunting and shooting to youths. $25,000 fine for simply communicating about programs that teach hunting and shooting. Even your own children! No Hunter education or gun safety programs. No school sponsored firearms teams, or yo...
by Scott Tschirhart
Mon Sep 19, 2022 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Correct spelling of Marshal by Cimarron firearms
Replies: 26
Views: 571

Re: Correct spelling of Marshal by Cimarron firearms

8 gr of Unique and this gun will likely last longer than I will.
by Scott Tschirhart
Mon Sep 19, 2022 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Took the Marlin .30-30 out this morning.
Replies: 10
Views: 318

Re: Took the Marlin .30-30 out this morning.

Always a good day to get out and shoot a little.
by Scott Tschirhart
Mon Sep 19, 2022 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Don’t see these much anymore
Replies: 21
Views: 689

Re: Don’t see these much anymore

I'm trying to be sensitive to other folks who don't see things the way I do. As a lifelong rancher, I have a different point of view.
by Scott Tschirhart
Mon Sep 19, 2022 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bug Out Bags
Replies: 31
Views: 566

Re: Bug Out Bags

The mention of get home bags has me mentioning that I had one in my my vehicles long before it became fashionable. Spending most of my work day some distance from home caused me to prepare fairly substantial bags (large duffle). I frequently spent days when I wasn't within a tankful of gas distance...
by Scott Tschirhart
Mon Sep 19, 2022 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .44 Henry Flat--Musings on the usefulness of mild cartridges
Replies: 41
Views: 765

Re: .44 Henry Flat--Musings on the usefulness of mild cartridges

That .38 Special, even in a round nose configuration, killed a lot of men over the years. Its more about where you put it. The human body doesn't tolerate holes being punched in it very well.
by Scott Tschirhart
Mon Sep 19, 2022 6:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Don’t see these much anymore
Replies: 21
Views: 689

Re: Don’t see these much anymore

They were in my deer blind. What purpose does your hunting serve? I thought they were good mousers and not much of a nuisance. Pelts? It would be nice if we could live in harmony with all of God’s creatures. But it really doesn’t work out that way. We have pests snakes and vermin and this falls und...
by Scott Tschirhart
Sun Sep 18, 2022 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Don’t see these much anymore
Replies: 21
Views: 689

Re: Don’t see these much anymore

Ringtail. But they are more like a weasel than a coon. We also called them a civet cat.
by Scott Tschirhart
Sun Sep 18, 2022 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Don’t see these much anymore
Replies: 21
Views: 689

Don’t see these much anymore

They were in my deer blind.
by Scott Tschirhart
Sat Sep 17, 2022 1:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .44 Henry Flat--Musings on the usefulness of mild cartridges
Replies: 41
Views: 765

Re: .44 Henry Flat--Musings on the usefulness of mild cartridges

I think a Henry or 66 set up for that shorter .45 Cowboy load would be pretty interesting. Of course you could use an outside lubricated heel type bullet around .475 diameter……wait a minute!!
by Scott Tschirhart
Sat Sep 17, 2022 3:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .44 Henry Flat--Musings on the usefulness of mild cartridges
Replies: 41
Views: 765

Re: .44 Henry Flat--Musings on the usefulness of mild cartridges

C'mon guys! THE 480 ACHILLES! It's the perfect mild big bore handgun. Should take care of any zombies during the zombie apocalypse. Oh I like that one of yours very much. Especially those holie mesquite grips! But I don’t know about making up a batch of shells to last me through the zombie pockolitz
by Scott Tschirhart
Sat Sep 17, 2022 3:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .44 Henry Flat--Musings on the usefulness of mild cartridges
Replies: 41
Views: 765

Re: .44 Henry Flat--Musings on the usefulness of mild cartridges

Ysabel Kid wrote:
Fri Sep 16, 2022 8:43 pm
Scott, were you shooting an 1866 in .44 Henry rimfire?
No. My “66” is made in Japan and is chambered for.45 Colt.
by Scott Tschirhart
Fri Sep 16, 2022 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .44 Henry Flat--Musings on the usefulness of mild cartridges
Replies: 41
Views: 765

Re: .44 Henry Flat--Musings on the usefulness of mild cartridges

Those ballistics are about what a 10mm does in a pistol and about what standard 44 sp should do in a rifle. Certainly not a high powered rifle from the 1890s til now or even a buffalo rifle of its era, but pretty good to have on the farm or horse I would think. Good point. Some folks are saying tha...
by Scott Tschirhart
Fri Sep 16, 2022 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Troubles with.....
Replies: 8
Views: 403

Re: Troubles with.....

There's nothing objectionable about Mike's videos. Just good fun and interesting information.
by Scott Tschirhart
Fri Sep 16, 2022 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Range trip didn't go as planned.
Replies: 12
Views: 307

Re: Range trip didn't go as planned.

2ndovc wrote:
Thu Sep 15, 2022 4:37 pm
I did find a replacement spring for the '95. I ordered a spare, just in case.

jb :D
I have a prediction. Now that you have a spare, you will never need it!
by Scott Tschirhart
Fri Sep 16, 2022 8:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .44 Henry Flat--Musings on the usefulness of mild cartridges
Replies: 41
Views: 765

.44 Henry Flat--Musings on the usefulness of mild cartridges

On another thread we discussed the tendancy to increase the loads in more modern arms, and particularly loading the .45 Colt hot in a 92 Winchester clone. I must admit that I have done it, but sometimes I wonder why. The .44 Henry Flat featured, from what I have read, a 200 gr flat point lead bullet...
by Scott Tschirhart
Fri Sep 16, 2022 8:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old friends
Replies: 10
Views: 290

Re: Old friends

I have plans to be in Paulden AZ for the Gunsite Alumni Shoot on the first of October and I had hoped to visit with him one more time.

Its probably better this way, he is beyond hurting now. We all go down that road.
by Scott Tschirhart
Fri Sep 16, 2022 7:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old friends
Replies: 10
Views: 290

Old friends

Ed wasn’t a big man or outwardly impressive. But he was a good and steady hand and I never had to wonder if he had my back. This is our last photo together at Gunsite and Ed was wearing a red shirt. Former lawman and eventually the head range master at Gunsite. He was a good friend. Ed Head passed a...
by Scott Tschirhart
Thu Sep 15, 2022 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94 non-stamped carrier
Replies: 12
Views: 324

Re: Winchester 94 non-stamped carrier

The 94 has been around for a long time and I never heard about a problem with the carrier until you brought it up. Now, I may not know a lot, but I know a lot of people in South Texas who rely on these guns and I would think that this would have come up before. If it makes you feel more confident, I...
by Scott Tschirhart
Thu Sep 15, 2022 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94 non-stamped carrier
Replies: 12
Views: 324

Re: Winchester 94 non-stamped carrier

You might want to think about that before getting any sort of replacement. I have an old 94 that I carried on horseback, in the patrol car, on 4 wheelers and from Mexico to Canada. I don't know how many rounds I have through it but I don't think that there is anything about the carrier that ever tro...
by Scott Tschirhart
Thu Sep 15, 2022 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Correct spelling of Marshal by Cimarron firearms
Replies: 26
Views: 571

Re: Correct spelling of Marshal by Cimarron firearms

We might just find out that these guns work just fine as is and don't need to be pushed that hard.
by Scott Tschirhart
Thu Sep 15, 2022 4:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Possible to sand off commemorative designs?
Replies: 11
Views: 301

Re: Possible to sand off commemorative designs?

Or get one that’s well worn.
by Scott Tschirhart
Thu Sep 15, 2022 3:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30wcf plinking.
Replies: 11
Views: 292

Re: 30wcf plinking.

Very nice. I truly enjoy shooing a .30-30.

The funny thing is that I have been shooting this cartridge since I was a boy and I never have loaded for it.
by Scott Tschirhart
Wed Sep 14, 2022 3:12 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SOLD: Target air pistol
Replies: 11
Views: 273

Re: FS in Texas: A legendary target air pistol

From my desk.
by Scott Tschirhart
Wed Sep 14, 2022 8:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Correct spelling of Marshal by Cimarron firearms
Replies: 26
Views: 571

Re: Correct spelling of Marshal by Cimarron firearms

I'm not telling anyone what to do. Most of my .44 Special shooting is with a 240-255 gr bullet over 7.5 gr of Unique. But I will run 16 gr of 2400 behind a 250 gr Keith bullet in my sixguns (just under 1200 fps). This reportedly runs under 22,000 cup and I think that a SAA in good shape can handle t...
by Scott Tschirhart
Tue Sep 13, 2022 1:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Paco is doing really well!
Replies: 15
Views: 668

Re: Paco is doing really well!

Great news Jim.

Thanks for sharing.
by Scott Tschirhart
Mon Sep 12, 2022 10:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Correct spelling of Marshal by Cimarron firearms
Replies: 26
Views: 571

Re: Correct spelling of Marshal by Cimarron firearms

https://youtu.be/zfh_7LQBwMM I have one of these that is marked on the barrel .44 Special but it is chambered for and fires .44 Magnum ammunition. Is the inscribed “Marshal” on the gun spelled with two “L’s” or the correct one “L” ? TrooperJoe I don't know, but I will look at it tomorrow and post a...
by Scott Tschirhart
Mon Sep 12, 2022 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Correct spelling of Marshal by Cimarron firearms
Replies: 26
Views: 571

Re: Correct spelling of Marshal by Cimarron firearms

A very generous throat in that rifle?? I wouldn't run even moderate 44mag in any 1873. Thats just me. The modern repros are claimed to be made from stronger modern materials, but that only gets you so far. Nope, it was actually chambered for the .44 Magnum cartridge. But I think they found in testi...
by Scott Tschirhart
Mon Sep 12, 2022 2:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Correct spelling of Marshal by Cimarron firearms
Replies: 26
Views: 571

Re: Correct spelling of Marshal by Cimarron firearms

https://youtu.be/zfh_7LQBwMM

I have one of these that is marked on the barrel .44 Special but it is chambered for and fires .44 Magnum ammunition.
by Scott Tschirhart
Mon Sep 12, 2022 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Messin' With The Mosin
Replies: 15
Views: 392

Re: Messin' With The Mosin

Nicely done!
by Scott Tschirhart
Mon Sep 12, 2022 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ordered a Big Horn 500S&W lever gun
Replies: 8
Views: 215

Re: Ordered a Big Horn 500S&W lever gun

Looking forward to a full report.