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by Scott Tschirhart
Mon Dec 06, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 375 Winchester does it again
Replies: 18
Views: 284

Re: 375 Winchester does it again

That's a really nice buck! I like the rifle as well.
by Scott Tschirhart
Mon Dec 06, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Great Portrait Of TERRY MURBACH
Replies: 4
Views: 147

Re: A Great Portrait Of TERRY MURBACH

I MISS HIM TOO!!!!
by Scott Tschirhart
Mon Dec 06, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chico Cano--interesting journey
Replies: 5
Views: 156

Re: Chico Cano--interesting journey

So, I am told that there is a direct descendant of Chico Cano who resides in El Paso and who wrote a book titled: "Bandito: The Story of Chico Cano, The Last Western Bandit." His name is Tony Cano. His name is unfortunately common and I was not able to find him through ordinary channels. The book is...
by Scott Tschirhart
Sun Dec 05, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chico Cano--interesting journey
Replies: 5
Views: 156

Re: Chico Cano--interesting journey

Tomorrow I’ll fill you in on where I’m going with this.
by Scott Tschirhart
Sun Dec 05, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chico Cano--interesting journey
Replies: 5
Views: 156

Re: Chico Cano--interesting journey

Robert told me that Andy Stanford played this song on his accordion by the fire out at Gunsite and he immediately thought about me. I had not previously known about this song, but it’s a good one. https://youtu.be/q7SekSKqFOo Here is some additional information on Chico Cano: http://www.rimrockpress...
by Scott Tschirhart
Sun Dec 05, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chico Cano--interesting journey
Replies: 5
Views: 156

Chico Cano--interesting journey

I've told the story of how Texas Ranger Joe Sitter was murdered by Chico Cano's gang on May 24, 1915. Jim Wilson and I were in the canyon where it happened on May 24, 2015. See photos below. However, my good friend and fellow Shootist Rob Leahy called me from Arizona last week and started something....
by Scott Tschirhart
Sun Dec 05, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Social use of the .30-30
Replies: 55
Views: 1523

Re: Social use of the .30-30

I worked for Houston PD, in Texas, 1984-2018. The only rifles that I was allowed to carry, on patrol, were the AR15 and Mini-14, and that did not happen until 2002, when a patrol rifle program was re-started, due to the September 11th attacks. (In 1983, rifles had been banned, for patrol usage. Tha...
by Scott Tschirhart
Sun Dec 05, 2021 8:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: POLL ON 357 MAG
Replies: 31
Views: 546

Re: POLL ON 357 MAG

If I were in the market for a new gun, the current S&W 66 4 inch is a really good shooter and easy to carry. I generally carry J frame.357s daily but that is not a fun gun to shoot. It’s designed for something else. But I think the best .357 ever made was the 686 Mountain Gun. Closely followed by a ...
by Scott Tschirhart
Wed Dec 01, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Baldwin: " . . . I didn't pull the trigger."
Replies: 47
Views: 833

Re: Baldwin: " . . . I didn't pull the trigger."

Now I know the jig is up!!!!
by Scott Tschirhart
Wed Dec 01, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sixgun Magic
Replies: 18
Views: 394

Re: Sixgun Magic

Just knowing that the gun will shoot like that is a confidence builder.
by Scott Tschirhart
Wed Dec 01, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fun Shots With A Sixgun
Replies: 14
Views: 368

Re: Fun Shots With A Sixgun

Thanks Jim. That takes me back.
by Scott Tschirhart
Mon Nov 29, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 357 Mag deer hunting
Replies: 16
Views: 489

Re: 357 Mag deer hunting

Tycer wrote:
Mon Nov 29, 2021 10:57 am
I talked to Hornady years ago about the XTPs. The lady told me the 158s were good to 2000 fps and the 180s to 2400.
I still have unopened boxes of both. I keep casting the LBT LWFN 180s….
That makes sense. I shoot the 158s at about 1700 or so in a rifle. No danger there.
by Scott Tschirhart
Mon Nov 29, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: American Bulldog Experiment Candidate #2
Replies: 28
Views: 458

Re: American Bulldog Experiment Candidate #2

Catshooter wrote:
Mon Nov 29, 2021 12:27 pm
I wondered. The factory stock photos make the pistol look unbalenced (the barrel too short for the butt) but yours don't. Nice looking rollers.
It does not feel unbalanced in the hand. Feels pretty good actually.
by Scott Tschirhart
Mon Nov 29, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Short stroke 1873 and strength of a .357 version
Replies: 7
Views: 383

Short stroke 1873 and strength of a .357 version

I have been offered a Uberti 1873 in .357 at a price that is hard to pass up. It has a really great trigger, but I think the previous owner put a short stroke kit in it. Slick as glass and I think it would be a hoot to shoot, but I wonder if the short stroke does anything to weaken the action such t...
by Scott Tschirhart
Mon Nov 29, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 357 Mag deer hunting
Replies: 16
Views: 489

Re: 357 Mag deer hunting

Choose your heaviest flat point bullet. Don’t use hollow point pistol bullets at rifle velocities. I've heard this advice before. It is probably very good advice. However, it has not kept me from shooting a 158 gr or 180 gr Hornady XTP bullet at rifle velocities and I have never lost a deer with ei...
by Scott Tschirhart
Sun Nov 28, 2021 11:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: American Bulldog Experiment Candidate #2
Replies: 28
Views: 458

Re: American Bulldog Experiment Candidate #2

Catshooter wrote:
Sun Nov 28, 2021 10:04 pm
Scott,

Is that Cimmaron a three inch? Sure is purdy.
3 1/2 inch and the Ruger is 1/4 inch longer.
by Scott Tschirhart
Sun Nov 28, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Social use of the .30-30
Replies: 55
Views: 1523

Re: Social use of the .30-30

I cannot say that my choice of 170 grain bullets is based on any research, its just what I started with many years ago.
by Scott Tschirhart
Sun Nov 28, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: American Bulldog Experiment Candidate #2
Replies: 28
Views: 458

Re: American Bulldog Experiment Candidate #2

I actually like the Cimarron quite a bit more. But I don't want to make a hasty decision.
by Scott Tschirhart
Sun Nov 28, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: American Bulldog Experiment Candidate #2
Replies: 28
Views: 458

Re: American Bulldog Experiment Candidate #2

Almost identical in size. Here they are in comparison with my 686 Mountain Gun.
by Scott Tschirhart
Sat Nov 27, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Biggest buck yet, 2021
Replies: 24
Views: 509

Re: Biggest buck yet, 2021

Good job! That .300 Blackout is a pretty good deer round.
by Scott Tschirhart
Fri Nov 26, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: American Bulldog Experiment Candidate #2
Replies: 28
Views: 458

Re: American Bulldog Experiment Candidate #2

Recoil was comfortable. Just a few strokes of the file ought to have it shooting to the sights.
by Scott Tschirhart
Fri Nov 26, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: American Bulldog Experiment Candidate #2
Replies: 28
Views: 458

Re: American Bulldog Experiment Candidate #2

Same load with the Hornady 255 grain swaged cowboy bullet.
by Scott Tschirhart
Fri Nov 26, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: American Bulldog Experiment Candidate #2
Replies: 28
Views: 458

Re: American Bulldog Experiment Candidate #2

I was correct in presuming that Cimarron left the front sight plenty high.

First five rounds.
by Scott Tschirhart
Fri Nov 26, 2021 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Social use of the .30-30
Replies: 55
Views: 1523

Re: Social use of the .30-30

I did not realize how small that 94 Trapper looks in my hands until I posted this photo.
by Scott Tschirhart
Fri Nov 26, 2021 7:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Social use of the .30-30
Replies: 55
Views: 1523

Re: Social use of the .30-30

I think whoever does the guns for Yellowstone might actually be from a farm or ranch. Taylor Sheridan's family owns a ranch so it might be right from his experience. The 30-30 is used pretty heavy as a saddle/ farm truck gun especially 94's to this day. I use one whenever we have to put down sick c...
by Scott Tschirhart
Fri Nov 26, 2021 7:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Ruger New Model Grip
Replies: 16
Views: 410

Re: The Ruger New Model Grip

Wow!
by Scott Tschirhart
Thu Nov 25, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Ruger New Model Grip
Replies: 16
Views: 410

Re: The Ruger New Model Grip

I wish I could have an 1860 grip on a 6.5 inch Ruger 3 screw.357. That would balance it out nicely.
by Scott Tschirhart
Thu Nov 25, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Social use of the .30-30
Replies: 55
Views: 1523

Re: Social use of the .30-30

Bill that’s great! I found the museum down there fascinating. Of course I find all of that time period fascinating.
by Scott Tschirhart
Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Ruger New Model Grip
Replies: 16
Views: 410

Re: The Ruger New Model Grip

Shoots really good too.
by Scott Tschirhart
Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Ruger New Model Grip
Replies: 16
Views: 410

Re: The Ruger New Model Grip

That looks really sharp! My favorite single-action grip is the 1860 Army. Just fits my hands better than any other. I'm the same way. Nothing fits my hands better. I have a Uberti .44 Magnum with an 1860 Army grip on it and it feels just right. I cut the sights for the .44 Special Skeeter load and ...
by Scott Tschirhart
Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: American Bulldog Experiment Candidate #2
Replies: 28
Views: 458

Re: American Bulldog Experiment Candidate #2

That's really pretty! I can see an advantage of the birdshead grip for concealment. However, the way I hold a SAA, it feels like I'm missing something. But I must confess to never having fired a single round with such a grip frame. God is blessing us with rain this morning. But I think I'll be able ...
by Scott Tschirhart
Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need some load advice
Replies: 14
Views: 425

Re: Need some load advice

Bullseye is an antiquated powder only used by old f.a.r.t.s. who don't keep up with the latest and greatest powders. For instance, my main stock of powder is: Bullseye Unique 2400 3031 With these I can load most everything from .22 caliber to .45 caliber Thank You Jesus!.jpg I'm pretty much the sam...
by Scott Tschirhart
Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need some load advice
Replies: 14
Views: 425

Re: Need some load advice

wvfarrier wrote:
Mon Nov 22, 2021 4:17 pm
I saw that but the 180 loads are for jacketed
That's true. But the jacketed bullets are harder to push down the barrel than the same weight bullet that is cast and lubricated. These will be safe to experiment with.
by Scott Tschirhart
Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Most accurate levergun at 200 yards...
Replies: 23
Views: 638

Re: Most accurate levergun at 200 yards...

Probably my Shiloh Sharps. The big limitation at 200 is the sighting equipment. My Winchester 94 .30-30 Trapper is a wonderfully accurate rifle with relatively crude sights. Crude because the front sight blade covers quite a bit of territory and the rear sight is a fixed carbine style ladder sight t...
by Scott Tschirhart
Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving guys and gals
Replies: 9
Views: 166

Re: Happy Thanksgiving guys and gals

Happy Thanksgiving to all!
by Scott Tschirhart
Thu Nov 25, 2021 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thanksgiving Reminder
Replies: 16
Views: 224

Re: Thanksgiving Reminder

No matter how I feel, or what is going on, I start every day thanking the Lord for my wife, my son, my friends and my work.

You would be surprised at how much better your attitude gets when you recount your blessings every morning.
by Scott Tschirhart
Thu Nov 25, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Ruger New Model Grip
Replies: 16
Views: 410

Re: The Ruger New Model Grip

I have a number of extended grips (in Mesquite of course) from him. They seem to help.
by Scott Tschirhart
Thu Nov 25, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: American Bulldog Experiment Candidate #2
Replies: 28
Views: 458

Re: American Bulldog Experiment Candidate #2

For some reason the SAA grip is fine in my big mits for .357, .44 Special (up to Skeeter levels) and .45 Colt. For heavier loads, I like the Ruger Bisley gripframe. Unfortunately, my .44 Special Bisley is at Bobby Tylers getting a Freedom Arms style front sight attached. One piece grips, particularl...
by Scott Tschirhart
Wed Nov 24, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: American Bulldog Experiment Candidate #2
Replies: 28
Views: 458

Re: American Bulldog Experiment Candidate #2

First modification was to replace that thumb screw with a regular screw.
by Scott Tschirhart
Wed Nov 24, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: American Bulldog Experiment Candidate #2
Replies: 28
Views: 458

Re: American Bulldog Experiment Candidate #2

I definitely like the feel of the one piece grips and the gun seems to point more naturally than the Ruger. The front sight is very thin and it looks like it has been left plenty tall. 270-SAA bullets are loaded over 8 grains of Unique.
by Scott Tschirhart
Wed Nov 24, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: American Bulldog Experiment Candidate #2
Replies: 28
Views: 458

American Bulldog Experiment Candidate #2

This is a 3 1/2 inch Cimarron Sheriff’s Model.

The action is much smoother and the trigger is much better than the Ruger. Can’t wait to see how it shoots.
by Scott Tschirhart
Wed Nov 24, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Social use of the .30-30
Replies: 55
Views: 1523

Re: Social use of the .30-30

I remember reading that the 30-30 was also very popular during the Mexican Revolution from 1910-1920. I'm trying to figure out how there were that many of them down there, as opposed to 92s and 73s, since the 94 hadn't been out near as long as the others by the time the war started. Also, how were ...
by Scott Tschirhart
Wed Nov 24, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Uberti 1886 Hunter Lite Rifle
Replies: 15
Views: 438

Re: Uberti 1886 Hunter Lite Rifle

If the quality is there, I agree! I've never seen one in person though.
by Scott Tschirhart
Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Uberti 1886 Hunter Lite Rifle
Replies: 15
Views: 438

Uberti 1886 Hunter Lite Rifle

A friend is asking about these. The photos are gorgeous.

Does anyone here have one?
by Scott Tschirhart
Tue Nov 23, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got The 1886 Deluxe Out
Replies: 21
Views: 417

Re: Got The 1886 Deluxe Out

What a beautiful rifle! And it is good to see it being used as intended. Thanks for sharing.
by Scott Tschirhart
Tue Nov 23, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: To the archers among us...
Replies: 13
Views: 375

Re: To the archers among us...

I have a Howard Hill Big Five longbow that pulls 90 pounds at my draw length. The cedar arrows I used were as you might expect, chunky and I used a Howard Hill broadhead that was absolutely deadly. I would hate to have to pull this one today. It was a wonderful deer killing instrument and I think I ...
by Scott Tschirhart
Tue Nov 23, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Social use of the .30-30
Replies: 55
Views: 1523

Re: Social use of the .30-30

For a truly great book on the Winchester 94 .30-30 I highly recommend this one from Sam Fadala.