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by Drawdown
Mon Aug 08, 2022 6:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rabbit load.
Replies: 25
Views: 454

Re: Rabbit load.

Oh OK, I see. I've never tried that, loading a bullet backwards! What, you never loaded HBWC’s backwards for a .38 spl defense load? It’s all I use for my 2” revolvers. Even with today’s magic bullets I don’t think there’s a better load for snubbies. No, I hadn't tried any this stuff. All my reload...
by Drawdown
Sun Aug 07, 2022 4:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many hunt with a Winchester 71
Replies: 13
Views: 235

Re: How many hunt with a Winchester 71

I hunted with a Browning 71 quite a bit for a couple years. Shot 6 or 7 deer (crop damage permits) and a black bear. Beautiful rifle that handled great but as OldWin said, it's a lot of iron to pack around when you're hunting small big game. I'm a walking hunter and it wasn't doing anything for me ...
by Drawdown
Sat Aug 06, 2022 7:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sights that I can see.
Replies: 22
Views: 313

Re: Sights that I can see.

Emptied 3 Mags standing off hand as fast as I could aim and shoot at 7 yards
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by Drawdown
Sat Aug 06, 2022 7:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sights that I can see.
Replies: 22
Views: 313

Re: Sights that I can see.

I love the ones that came on my Kimber. The night sights that glow in dark.
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by Drawdown
Sat Aug 06, 2022 7:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I've had it with trail cams...
Replies: 6
Views: 183

Re: I've had it with trail cams...

And as far as battery life, I've had great life out of all mine. The Moultrie been there since mid March, last I checked I believe it showed 90% still, that's 8AA battery's. Most use 8, but the Browning is only one I've seen which holds 6 AA.
by Drawdown
Sat Aug 06, 2022 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I've had it with trail cams...
Replies: 6
Views: 183

Re: I've had it with trail cams...

Doc, I had 2 Stealth Cams that I used for several years, one was good, one was not much. They where identical, cheap. Now I've run one the cheapest Moultries I could get at Walmart, aprox $50, and it's been great, really perfect. I had a really cheap Tasco a buddy gave me that seemed to be doing goo...
by Drawdown
Sat Aug 06, 2022 6:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Greetings from British Columbia...eh
Replies: 8
Views: 192

Re: Greetings from British Columbia...eh

Welcome, and you've come to the right place for Leverguns Lovers! Growing up reading the old adventure stories of mainly B.C., is what give me my love for levers, and there you are already there! If you ain't careful you'll be buying a new gun cabinet before long :mrgreen:
by Drawdown
Fri Aug 05, 2022 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Short range report with the .357s
Replies: 11
Views: 265

Re: Short range report with the .357s

A 6" S&W 357 was always my pistol, mine a Mod 19. I kinda abandoned it when I started packing 4" 45acp, because it's so light and handy, but the S&W is my first love! Good shooting!
by Drawdown
Fri Aug 05, 2022 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gun cleaning
Replies: 11
Views: 278

Re: Gun cleaning

One of the new products I have started using for a special purpose, Gun Medic. To clean a bolt, trigger assembly, tight spots in fishing reels, etc. Spray it out good with Gun Scrubber, the aerosol kind, which I've used for years, it is under pressure. Just recently I got a Tikka Bolt Action made in...
by Drawdown
Fri Aug 05, 2022 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gun cleaning
Replies: 11
Views: 278

Re: Gun cleaning

Good looking setup YK. I'm a firm believer in Ballistol. To clean any barrel I've shot, swab it first with Hoppes #9 PS, brush it. Then do the same again with Ballistol. If I know I'll be shooting it again within months, I just dry it, I'm done. If it's gonna be a while, I'll go over it last with oi...
by Drawdown
Thu Aug 04, 2022 3:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sixgun?
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Re: Sixgun?

I sure miss his post. He's a wealth of Levergun knowledge & info, and great pics of the subject!
by Drawdown
Wed Aug 03, 2022 5:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pitchy (Lenn)
Replies: 26
Views: 715

Re: Pitchy (Lenn)

I knew a search would find a good man busy! Good to see you Pitchy, and still hammering!
Most all of us I believe, got to keep hammering Quit working a garden, it's soon runover with weeds, disease, or something for sure!
by Drawdown
Sun Jul 31, 2022 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rabbit load.
Replies: 25
Views: 454

Re: Rabbit load.

Oh OK, I see. I've never tried that, loading a bullet backwards!
by Drawdown
Sun Jul 31, 2022 2:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rabbit load.
Replies: 25
Views: 454

Re: Rabbit load.

Looks like rabbit medicine to me! If you're looking to do any testing with any other bullets, I've recently tried some Speer 130gr H.C. with a minimum load of 3031. In my 20" 94, they're grouping at squirrel hunting accuracy at 30-40yds. Didn't chrono them, didn't matter.
by Drawdown
Sun Jul 31, 2022 7:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bill "Bones" Andrews?
Replies: 2
Views: 188

Re: Bill "Bones" Andrews?

Yes Bill, go right ahead its worth a try! I've searched a number of times, questioned, but never gotten any answers. It's obvious these two spent a lot of time together in the B.C. Wilderness! And I've read others acknowledge Bones plenty times, but always in relation to him just in the time spent w...
by Drawdown
Sat Jul 30, 2022 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which of your guns would you take to Africa?
Replies: 38
Views: 597

Re: Which of your guns would you take to Africa?

My Tikka LSA 65 in 30-06, bolt gun, and my Mod 64 in 30-30! They'd do everything I wanted to do there!
by Drawdown
Sat Jul 30, 2022 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bill "Bones" Andrews?
Replies: 2
Views: 188

Bill "Bones" Andrews?

I've probably asked this before, but I've never started or seen a thread about him. It's obvious from reading 3 of Townsend Whelens books, numerous other articles and articles other people have written about him. But best I can tell, Whelens first trip ever to the far north- B.C., was in fact the tr...
by Drawdown
Sat Jul 30, 2022 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester model 94 in 38-55
Replies: 13
Views: 371

Re: Winchester model 94 in 38-55

Congrats on a great rifle and a cartridge I'd like to get to know! And yes more pics are welcomed.
by Drawdown
Wed Jul 27, 2022 4:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is anyone still shooting a Red Ryder?
Replies: 32
Views: 490

Re: Is anyone still shooting a Red Ryder?

I got one back about April-May for my granddaughter, who is almost 18 months now. I'd planned to redo the stock up real nice, but changed my mind. I gave it to her then, box still sealed, one tube of Daisy Bb's 400 or 500. Now I look forward that hopefully she'll want to open it new whenever she's r...
by Drawdown
Tue Jul 26, 2022 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 38wcf 180 XTP
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Re: 38wcf 180 XTP

Love the rifle, cartridge, load, and game pursued with it. Been raining here all day, so I been reading about the 73 and it's cartridges. Full circle when you spend your time and money, enjoy the prep & pursuit, then the best meat there is!
by Drawdown
Tue Jul 26, 2022 3:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PEEP SIGHTS
Replies: 31
Views: 533

Re: PEEP SIGHTS

I have a Williams FP on my Winchester. 20220402_115458.jpg For quick shots, they're just as accurate as a scope, maybe more so out to hunting ranges usually encountered in big woods, brush, low light, most anywhere really, at least as far as I ever get a shot in these conditions! Now that is a hunt...
by Drawdown
Tue Jul 26, 2022 11:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PEEP SIGHTS
Replies: 31
Views: 533

Re: PEEP SIGHTS

I have a Williams FP on my Winchester.
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For quick shots, they're just as accurate as a scope, maybe more so out to hunting ranges usually encountered in big woods, brush, low light, most anywhere really, at least as far as I ever get a shot in these conditions!
by Drawdown
Mon Jul 25, 2022 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ken Waters Article
Replies: 12
Views: 510

Re: Ken Waters Article

Glad to post it here, I knew there be plenty here that would enjoy it! It really is in my opinion anyway, a quality read! Everything in it, we don't need to forget!
by Drawdown
Mon Jul 25, 2022 5:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ken Waters Article
Replies: 12
Views: 510

Re: Ken Waters Article

I truly think it to be Levergun perfection, considering stock & barreled action, from what everyone who's familiar with it says, so I don't doubt it. Even the cartridge, Winchester sure hit the mark with the 71! Just think how many they would've sold, had this same Rifle & Cartridge had come out, as...
by Drawdown
Mon Jul 25, 2022 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Yellowstone Kelly
Replies: 12
Views: 818

Re: Yellowstone Kelly

I'm gonna look into getting this book, never heard of it before!
by Drawdown
Mon Jul 25, 2022 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ken Waters Article
Replies: 12
Views: 510

Re: Ken Waters Article

I read that is was may-june 1974 by Jim Scott, and sept-oct 1976 by Ken Waters. I'm not sure of the issue numbers?
by Drawdown
Sun Jul 24, 2022 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ken Waters Article
Replies: 12
Views: 510

Re: Ken Waters Article

The best complete book I've ever read on these subjects was "The Muzzleloading Caplock Rifle" by Ned Robert's. For me, the best part was Ned growing up with his uncle teaching him all he knew, he called him Uncle Alvaro. And I'm sure Ken Waters knew Ned Robert's and I think Townsend Whelen. At first...
by Drawdown
Sun Jul 24, 2022 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ken Waters Article
Replies: 12
Views: 510

Re: Ken Waters Article

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by Drawdown
Sun Jul 24, 2022 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ken Waters Article
Replies: 12
Views: 510

Re: Ken Waters Article

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by Drawdown
Sun Jul 24, 2022 5:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ken Waters Article
Replies: 12
Views: 510

Re: Ken Waters Article

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by Drawdown
Sun Jul 24, 2022 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ken Waters Article
Replies: 12
Views: 510

Ken Waters Article

I recently ordered a few back issues of Rifle Magazine. I ordered 2 specific ones, from the mid 70's, because each was said to contain 2 of the better articles written on the Win Mod 71, and it showed them still available, so I jumped on them. One article by Ken Waters and the next by I believe Jim ...
by Drawdown
Mon Jul 04, 2022 8:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Black Powder vs Smokeless Powder Pressure Curves 44-40
Replies: 6
Views: 376

Re: Black Powder vs Smokeless Powder Pressure Curves 44-40

Bryan, I saw your posts on Ky Hunting Forum. I often read there since I live in KY, but I don't participate to the forum. Great info, in depth, well done, very interesting! I love mountain Hunting, only type I have available. Shot my Mod 94 sat, in the woods, just fun Hunting practice. But you make ...
by Drawdown
Tue May 03, 2022 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Time to open up the cabin for the summer
Replies: 11
Views: 535

Re: Time to open up the cabin for the summer

Looks like 👍 the perfect get-a-way place! We had one very similar in Tenn from 1970-about2000. On a hill, and we'd cut small pines, lay em long ways with small sections nailed in between for steps, put a little dirt & gravel in for steps.
by Drawdown
Tue May 03, 2022 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester levers chambered in 45-75
Replies: 21
Views: 1270

Re: Winchester levers chambered in 45-75

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by Drawdown
Tue May 03, 2022 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester levers chambered in 45-75
Replies: 21
Views: 1270

Re: Winchester levers chambered in 45-75

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by Drawdown
Tue May 03, 2022 6:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester levers chambered in 45-75
Replies: 21
Views: 1270

Re: Winchester levers chambered in 45-75

Bearskinner, I'm certainly no authority on the old Win, but according to a special edition magazine I have, only the Mod 1876 was, and from a quick scan only, a good portion of those where a special order by Canadian Northwest Mounted Police in a Carbine model. There's no mention of it in the 1886. ...
by Drawdown
Sun May 01, 2022 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday To Drawdown
Replies: 2
Views: 170

Re: Happy Birthday To Drawdown

Thank you very much, just another year!
by Drawdown
Sat Apr 30, 2022 6:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30-30 170gr NP vs. 170 Speer FP PICS added
Replies: 34
Views: 5747

Re: 30-30 170gr NP vs. 170 Speer FP PICS added

The Rem CL is on top, and the bottom is a 150g Win PP, that actually probably performed even better? The deer was within 10 yds of me, and I shot right at back edge of the left shoulder, missing it, but the bullet went almost full length, and broke the hind right leg completely, the deer hit the gro...
by Drawdown
Sat Apr 30, 2022 6:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30-30 170gr NP vs. 170 Speer FP PICS added
Replies: 34
Views: 5747

Re: 30-30 170gr NP vs. 170 Speer FP PICS added

I shot this buck at aprox 50yds with a 150g Rem CL from a Marlin when the shot finally came in heavy brush. It went in center of right front shoulder, busted the left shoulder and I found the bullet in 2 pieces right against the hide. When I pulled the trigger the bucks nose hit ground, both front l...
by Drawdown
Thu Apr 28, 2022 12:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "CZ Hammer Classic" Side-by-side Scattergun
Replies: 11
Views: 631

Re: "CZ Hammer Classic" Side-by-side Scattergun

Beautiful gun, I seriously considered one back around 2015, when I knew my eyes where slipping. I mostly squirrel hunted with a iron sight 22, and the DB with the right chokes & Shot, make the ultimate squirrel & turkey gun! I already had 3 CZ 22's, and I know that's a quality gun. Loved their littl...
by Drawdown
Thu Apr 28, 2022 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Culina's
Replies: 7
Views: 514

Re: Culina's

They look great, and look as if they'll feel great!
by Drawdown
Thu Apr 28, 2022 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kentucky Hunting
Replies: 13
Views: 563

Re: Kentucky Hunting

Forgive my lack of manners! Welcome to the Happy 😊 Hunting Ground!
I remember you can go to the web site, download maps with regulations for each wma. National Forest IDK?
by Drawdown
Thu Apr 28, 2022 11:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kentucky Hunting
Replies: 13
Views: 563

Re: Kentucky Hunting

Get you a Ky Hunting guide, the spring issue is probably still on the Walmart counters? Laws best I know, there's plenty of both, WMA and National Forest, most all them open to all hunting, BUT I think the specifics of most them are or can be very different, but the guides cover each well! I've neve...
by Drawdown
Wed Apr 27, 2022 8:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grizzlies and the 30-30
Replies: 165
Views: 49319

Re: Grizzlies and the 30-30

Middle of wilderness is miserable 😫 place to get all locked up!
by Drawdown
Wed Apr 27, 2022 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grizzlies and the 30-30
Replies: 165
Views: 49319

Re: Grizzlies and the 30-30

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by Drawdown
Wed Apr 27, 2022 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grizzlies and the 30-30
Replies: 165
Views: 49319

Re: Grizzlies and the 30-30

For anyone that may not have read Whelens story. The first 2 pages and last 2.
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One item listed in their supplies, you might find kinda peculiar?
by Drawdown
Wed Apr 27, 2022 5:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grizzlies and the 30-30
Replies: 165
Views: 49319

Re: Grizzlies and the 30-30

Done knew I wouldn't try it, can't take hardly any fumes. I have Black lung, copd, emphysema, smoked 25 years, and then when I retired, found out I have Alpha 1 ZZ. Take infusion every 2 weeks, and on home oxygen. I worked underground mining almost 40 years, and I ran a continuous miner 32 of those ...
by Drawdown
Wed Apr 27, 2022 1:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grizzlies and the 30-30
Replies: 165
Views: 49319

Re: Grizzlies and the 30-30

Take plenty of gun, make sure there's plenty powder in the cartridge! Bearspray=BS!
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Wilderness Hunting by Townsend Whelen
by Drawdown
Tue Apr 26, 2022 8:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mom has gone home to our Lord
Replies: 45
Views: 1334

Re: Mom has gone home to our Lord

"To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord!"
Pray for you and family, because her gain is your loss, and living here without her is going to be tough!
Lost mine in 95 my dad in 98. Praise be to Jesus, she didn't die, just a change of life!
by Drawdown
Tue Apr 26, 2022 12:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30-30 170gr NP vs. 170 Speer FP PICS added
Replies: 34
Views: 5747

Re: 30-30 170gr NP vs. 170 Speer FP PICS added

I was browsing Midway, and they had the 170gr Nosler Partition for 30-30 @ little under $40 a box. These are usually $55-60, so I ordered 2 boxs=100. Did a search, found this old thread, a good one, and confirmed what I already knew from experience, the Win PP & Rem CL, Speer HC has about been perfe...