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by Scott Tschirhart
Sat May 28, 2022 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Always carry a gun.
Replies: 4
Views: 46

Re: Always carry a gun.

Even in the summertime
by Scott Tschirhart
Sat May 28, 2022 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Always carry a gun.
Replies: 4
Views: 46

Re: Always carry a gun.

Very effective shot placement.
by Scott Tschirhart
Sat May 28, 2022 9:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Always carry a gun.
Replies: 4
Views: 46

Always carry a gun.

You never know.
by Scott Tschirhart
Sat May 28, 2022 6:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Down in Uvalde
Replies: 9
Views: 101

Re: Down in Uvalde

Good folks.
by Scott Tschirhart
Sat May 28, 2022 6:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Down in Uvalde
Replies: 9
Views: 101

Down in Uvalde

I took baked goods to the Sheriff’s Departments in Medina, Uvalde and Kinney Counties as well as Uvalde Police Department. The press were everywhere trying to stick a microphone in front of anyone who would talk. Like a circus of vultures. Remember that we have good folks trying to do a good job. Th...
by Scott Tschirhart
Thu May 26, 2022 8:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lyman Cast Bullet Manual, 4th Ed. [2010]
Replies: 11
Views: 198

Re: Lyman Cast Bullet Manual, 4th Ed. [2010]

Ysabel Kid wrote:
Thu May 26, 2022 7:54 pm
Scott Tschirhart wrote:
Wed May 25, 2022 8:19 pm
This is how a bullet should fit a cylinder!
Belt Mountain cylinder pin?
Yes it is. That's Terry Murbach's old Colt.
by Scott Tschirhart
Thu May 26, 2022 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lyman Cast Bullet Manual, 4th Ed. [2010]
Replies: 11
Views: 198

Re: Lyman Cast Bullet Manual, 4th Ed. [2010]

piller wrote:
Wed May 25, 2022 9:23 pm
270 grains of lead at ~800 fps is not magnum anything level. BUT--- it probably is plenty for stopping most 2 legged threats. I am not going to volunteer to be the one shot by those loads Lyman lists.
I reckon with that soft flat bullet, it is a lot better than that old 230 gr FMJ at 830 fps.
by Scott Tschirhart
Wed May 25, 2022 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lyman Cast Bullet Manual, 4th Ed. [2010]
Replies: 11
Views: 198

Re: Lyman Cast Bullet Manual, 4th Ed. [2010]

This is how a bullet should fit a cylinder!
by Scott Tschirhart
Tue May 24, 2022 4:45 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Expect more of these mass-casualty incidents, because...
Replies: 17
Views: 268

Re: Expect more of these mass-casualty incidents, because...

Elementary school shooting in Uvalde Texas today. Looks like the 18 year old killed a teacher and 14 kids.

Responding police killed him.
by Scott Tschirhart
Tue May 24, 2022 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lyman Cast Bullet Manual, 4th Ed. [2010]
Replies: 11
Views: 198

Re: Lyman Cast Bullet Manual, 4th Ed. [2010]

Thank you!

I guess I am pushing these too hard for a SAA. I'm using 8.5 gr of Unique and seating the bullet deep to fit the FA 97 chambers.

I sure wish I could find my chronograph.;-)
by Scott Tschirhart
Tue May 24, 2022 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lyman Cast Bullet Manual, 4th Ed. [2010]
Replies: 11
Views: 198

Lyman Cast Bullet Manual, 4th Ed. [2010]

On pg 124 of Colt's Single Action Army, by Dave Scoville, the author states that Lyman published loading data for the 270SAA bullet in their Lyman Cast Bullet Manual, 4th Ed. [2010] in the .45 Colt section. If anyone has a copy of this manual, would you please send me a photo of the entry for this b...
by Scott Tschirhart
Mon May 23, 2022 8:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two weeks in the hospital
Replies: 19
Views: 367

Re: Two weeks in the hospital

It is easy to focus on the folks who are trying to bring attention to themselves and think about how things are going to hell. But I gotta tell you, I saw some wonderful serious young people who have no time for such things. So this was a great affirmation that we still have a crop of great young pe...
by Scott Tschirhart
Mon May 23, 2022 6:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This dang Ruger cylinder is made of tough steel!
Replies: 33
Views: 758

Re: This dang Ruger cylinder is made of tough steel!

I believe that my problems with this gun are solved. 8.5 gr of Unique under the 255 gr Hornady swaged cowboy bullet won’t even lead. I fired about 60 rounds of various ammo through this bore yesterday and 5 of the last 6 fired went through the two inch hole in my flapper target at 25 yards. It doesn...
by Scott Tschirhart
Sun May 22, 2022 9:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two weeks in the hospital
Replies: 19
Views: 367

Re: Two weeks in the hospital

Scott, glad to hear your wife is out of danger and hope she is healing fast -- and your burdened heart, too. When I hear folks speaking negatively of the younger generation, I pay very little attention, as I have the very great privilege of rubbing shoulders and working with members of the Air Forc...
by Scott Tschirhart
Sun May 22, 2022 2:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two weeks in the hospital
Replies: 19
Views: 367

Two weeks in the hospital

Four days of which were in the ICU. I am so grateful that we still have caring young people working so hard to keep folks alive and well. This younger generation may have some mental issues and pink hair (warning sign) but I didn't see anything but fine young men and women working hard to keep my wi...
by Scott Tschirhart
Fri May 20, 2022 6:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lightweight Commander type pistols
Replies: 32
Views: 769

Re: Lightweight Commander type pistols

I've never owned anything but full sized 1911 style handguns, but I would like a smaller/lighter 1911 if I came across one reasonably priced. Lot of times I pack my compact 9mm due to it's light, small size; but I'd rather be packing a .45 instead. Going to a lightweight commander is a significant ...
by Scott Tschirhart
Fri May 20, 2022 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This dang Ruger cylinder is made of tough steel!
Replies: 33
Views: 758

Re: This dang Ruger cylinder is made of tough steel!

Jim T. et all, got the following response from Mason Reamers: ray.gross@mansonreamers.com 6:16 AM (11 hours ago) to me Good morning Andy, We offer a 45 cal Pistol Throater that you can use to open the rearward end of your revolver barrel. It does require that you remove the barrel. The cost $50 plu...
by Scott Tschirhart
Thu May 19, 2022 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This dang Ruger cylinder is made of tough steel!
Replies: 33
Views: 758

Re: This dang Ruger cylinder is made of tough steel!

Well, it is done and I sent the reamer back to 4D today. I think I will polish the chambers and throats a bit. Any tips on how to do that? I was thinking about using my dremel tool with a felt tip and some polishing compound.
by Scott Tschirhart
Wed May 18, 2022 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This dang Ruger cylinder is made of tough steel!
Replies: 33
Views: 758

Re: This dang Ruger cylinder is made of tough steel!

The reamer was one I rented from 4D and it worked well, just that this cylinder seems harder than one I did several years ago.
by Scott Tschirhart
Tue May 17, 2022 1:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Range Time with the 1911
Replies: 30
Views: 523

Re: Range Time with the 1911

Looks good to me.
by Scott Tschirhart
Tue May 17, 2022 1:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This dang Ruger cylinder is made of tough steel!
Replies: 33
Views: 758

Re: This dang Ruger cylinder is made of tough steel!

His site contained a wealth of great information.

Looking at what I have right now, I am not convinced that I have a problem that needs to be solved. Now that the cylinder throats are opened up a bit, I think it will be fine as is.
by Scott Tschirhart
Sun May 15, 2022 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: American Bulldog Winner (update)
Replies: 35
Views: 1302

Re: American Bulldog Winner (update)

You know what it needs? A lanyard ring on the bottom of the butt.
by Scott Tschirhart
Sun May 15, 2022 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: R.J Renner Ruger #1
Replies: 18
Views: 412

Re: R.J Renner Ruger #1

Absolutely gorgeous!
by Scott Tschirhart
Sun May 15, 2022 1:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This dang Ruger cylinder is made of tough steel!
Replies: 33
Views: 758

Re: This dang Ruger cylinder is made of tough steel!

Scott, we have the same gun!!! Mine is older I think as it has the ugly safety warning stamped into the side of the barrel and not underneath as yours does. Mine has some upgrades but same gun! Too funny! :D -Tutt I’ve owned three of these. I put one in the drawing at the Holiday and won another ju...
by Scott Tschirhart
Sun May 15, 2022 1:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This dang Ruger cylinder is made of tough steel!
Replies: 33
Views: 758

Re: This dang Ruger cylinder is made of tough steel!

That’s pretty clean for a bore. This photo was taken after six rounds of that 270SAA bullet over 8.5 gr of Unique.

Before I reamed the throats it left quite a bit of debris toward the cylinder. So this is a major improvement.
by Scott Tschirhart
Sat May 14, 2022 2:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: American Bulldog Winner (update)
Replies: 35
Views: 1302

Re: American Bulldog Winner (update)

When I said this gun was more accurate than the other candidates, I wasn’t kidding. It shoots just about anything well. I’ve shot it with various brands of .45 ACP ball ammo, hollow point factory ammo, round nose and SWC handloads. It seems to shoot it all really well. I was testing other guns today...
by Scott Tschirhart
Sat May 14, 2022 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: American Bulldog Winner (update)
Replies: 35
Views: 1302

Re: American Bulldog Winner (update)

Wow, just WOW!!!

200 gr H&G 68 over 5 gr Bullseye at 15 yards.
by Scott Tschirhart
Sat May 14, 2022 12:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This dang Ruger cylinder is made of tough steel!
Replies: 33
Views: 758

Re: This dang Ruger cylinder is made of tough steel!

This gun responded well to opening up the cylinder throats. All loads shot well today. 250 gr XTP groups were really impressive. The 270SAA shot better too. But the deep seated version did noticeably better.
by Scott Tschirhart
Sat May 14, 2022 7:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This dang Ruger cylinder is made of tough steel!
Replies: 33
Views: 758

Re: This dang Ruger cylinder is made of tough steel!

Scott, is that a laser engraved 45 Colt Bisley cylinder? If so, I have the same and had Bob Munden bore it out many years ago and polish it. Yes, hard steel for sure, why the Ruger New Model Blackhawk is so strong an action. But all sorts of tolerance problems with them in 45 Colt. Undercut chamber...
by Scott Tschirhart
Fri May 13, 2022 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This dang Ruger cylinder is made of tough steel!
Replies: 33
Views: 758

Re: This dang Ruger cylinder is made of tough stee!

Alan Wood wrote:
Fri May 13, 2022 6:37 pm
So what are you doing to the cylinder?
The throats were tight. Worked fine with jacketed bullets, but I shoot mostly cast. So I reamed them out a bit.
by Scott Tschirhart
Fri May 13, 2022 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This dang Ruger cylinder is made of tough steel!
Replies: 33
Views: 758

This dang Ruger cylinder is made of tough steel!

Been working on this for more than an hour! Seems like the last one I did (on a blued gun) was much easier.
by Scott Tschirhart
Fri May 13, 2022 9:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Randy Weaver has passed
Replies: 9
Views: 400

Randy Weaver has passed

I don't know how. I don't know if he was a good man or a bad man, or like most of us, somewhere in between.

But he became a symbol of our government's opressive nature.
by Scott Tschirhart
Fri May 13, 2022 7:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm an idiot
Replies: 41
Views: 977

Re: I'm an idiot

Thanks for sharing gentlemen. I think I am in good company.
by Scott Tschirhart
Fri May 13, 2022 7:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Uberti 1860 Henry
Replies: 7
Views: 303

Re: Uberti 1860 Henry

I like it! I know that this is a pipe dream, but wouldn't it be cool if we could get a Henry chambered in the .45 Cowboy with a properly sized carrier so that it would be very similar to the size of a real Henry chambered in .44 Henry Flat?
by Scott Tschirhart
Fri May 13, 2022 7:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old Loading Tools
Replies: 7
Views: 316

Re: Old Loading Tools

I have a bunch of old tools like this. In fact, that is the way I load for my old .50-70. I bought most of mine on ebay. There is quite a market for them there. I also did business with the 310 Shop for some time and he was an active buyer and seller. However, it appears that he is out of business.
by Scott Tschirhart
Thu May 12, 2022 7:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DIY Barrel Chop- IJ Cattleman 44 Mag (pic heavy)
Replies: 32
Views: 1262

Re: DIY Barrel Chop- IJ Cattleman 44 Mag (pic heavy)

That really turned out nice. Good work!
by Scott Tschirhart
Wed May 11, 2022 7:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Longmire fans
Replies: 16
Views: 464

Re: Longmire fans

Great series. Kathy and I really enjoyed it.
by Scott Tschirhart
Mon May 09, 2022 1:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Levergun kills?
Replies: 46
Views: 1899

Re: Levergun kills?

That's a hell of a bunny load!!!
by Scott Tschirhart
Mon May 09, 2022 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm an idiot
Replies: 41
Views: 977

Re: I'm an idiot

I've seen the 444 in a 45-70 before and Dad had a collection of wonky brass he collected at the range where people had fired the wrong cartridge in a rifle. Bummer about your firelapping kit but it is easy to make your own lapping bullets. Just get a couple of grits of lapping compound, smear a dab...
by Scott Tschirhart
Sun May 08, 2022 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm an idiot
Replies: 41
Views: 977

Re: I'm an idiot

That makes good sense and I’ve worried about that myself. I popped the cover off of a magazine the other day and it was full of .300 BO. Could have been a problem if I were in a hurry.
by Scott Tschirhart
Sun May 08, 2022 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm an idiot
Replies: 41
Views: 977

Re: I'm an idiot

I've done it on purpose ... just to show people it will work. They would stay on a combat silhouette target at 20 - 25 yards. Back in the 1980's we were up at Freedom, WY shooting long distance and one of the then-old Shootists was having problems hitting stuff out past 500 yards. Turned out he had...
by Scott Tschirhart
Sun May 08, 2022 7:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm an idiot
Replies: 41
Views: 977

Re: I'm an idiot

Fortunately the revolver appears to be undamaged. I’ve seen someone here do this intentionally…..a long time ago. I imagine I
Looked pretty silly. I was just pounding the steel…..then I couldn’t hit it at all. Franticly checking the sights……good times.
by Scott Tschirhart
Sat May 07, 2022 9:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm an idiot
Replies: 41
Views: 977

Re: I'm an idiot

That will screw up your accuracy every time LOL! Maybe lap the barrel some to cure the roughness, I need to do the same to my Ruger Bisley New Model Blackhawk still. I have the fire-lapping kit, just never have gotten around to it! -Tutt I ordered a fire lapping kit from Beartooth bullets....a long...
by Scott Tschirhart
Sat May 07, 2022 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm an idiot
Replies: 41
Views: 977

I'm an idiot

I was out at the ranch to shoot a Ruger Bisley large frame in .45 Colt. Its not the smoothest bore or the most accurate revolver I own, but it is very comfortable to shoot. I put some boxes of mixed ammo that I had loaded, but not labelled (bad idea) over the years and I figured I would get my brass...
by Scott Tschirhart
Sat May 07, 2022 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lightweight Commander type pistols
Replies: 32
Views: 769

Re: Lightweight Commander type pistols

Catshooter wrote:
Fri May 06, 2022 12:16 am
Scott,

Nice piece. What is your IPSC loading?
A bit hotter than it probably needed to be but I always shot 5 gr Bullseye under a 200 gr H&G68. I've been shooting this load for more than 40 years now. Never actually killed anything bigger than an armadillo with it though.
by Scott Tschirhart
Thu May 05, 2022 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lightweight Commander type pistols
Replies: 32
Views: 769

Re: Lightweight Commander type pistols

The nice thing about a .45 is that it works (terminally) fine with ball ammo, SWCs or hollow points.
by Scott Tschirhart
Thu May 05, 2022 8:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lightweight Commander type pistols
Replies: 32
Views: 769

Re: Lightweight Commander type pistols

I've got a steel framed Commander from Nighthawk. A Texas Border Special designed with the help of my old friend Jim Wilson. But it is a bit much weight to carry every day like I used to. Gold bead front sight. Everything you need and nothing that you don't. It is a well-designed and very accurate p...
by Scott Tschirhart
Wed May 04, 2022 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kentucky Golf
Replies: 4
Views: 273

Re: Kentucky Golf

Very nice!
by Scott Tschirhart
Wed May 04, 2022 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lightweight Commander type pistols
Replies: 32
Views: 769

Re: Lightweight Commander type pistols

I loaded it up with 230 gr ball and stuck it in my britches where it has been riding for the past week. No lower back strain.