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by Drawdown
Sat Jul 13, 2024 7:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shots fired!?
Replies: 36
Views: 370

Re: Shots fired!?

I'm sure grateful he's ok, and it's only by Grace of God he's only slightly wounded! Best president this country's had since Ted Roosevelt IMO, and if he'd been in Whitehouse the 2nd term, America would be firing on all cylinders before now, and we wouldn't be seeing the wars that have broken out! P...
by Drawdown
Wed Jul 10, 2024 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It's a special day.
Replies: 20
Views: 401

Re: It's a special day.

Jim T, way you shoot a revolver and all you know and can do with one, you don't even need a rifle!
by Drawdown
Mon Jul 08, 2024 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bullets for the .348 WCF
Replies: 38
Views: 4755

Re: Bullets for the .348 WCF

But as too the Mod71, I've wanted one long long time! JimT posted those for sale at Cabelas while back, and I'm still thinking I should've jumped on one! It ain't just money, but my age, $yes, but how much use I'd really get out of it? ..................... There are 8 listed now, one for less than...
by Drawdown
Mon Jul 08, 2024 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bullets for the .348 WCF
Replies: 38
Views: 4755

Re: Bullets for the .348 WCF

....but my age, $yes, but how much use I'd really get out of it? My health become an issue for past several years already, and as many on here have testified already, packing an 8.5lb Mod71 vs my 6.5lb Mod 64 +^- Hmm, I believe I done got all I need! After all, I've yet to find a rifle that pleases...
by Drawdown
Mon Jul 08, 2024 1:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bullets for the .348 WCF
Replies: 38
Views: 4755

Re: Bullets for the .348 WCF

I ordered 3 more 50ct boxes of the Barnes Original 190gr for my 30-30 this morning. I've come to conclusion that this is going to be my best bullet and load in my Mod 64, and I'm planning to finally try bear hunting this year. I have no idea about Barnes and their production schedule for the future ...
by Drawdown
Sun Jul 07, 2024 7:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bullets for the .348 WCF
Replies: 38
Views: 4755

Re: Bullets for the .348 WCF

The Barnes Original are available right now at Midway, I believe 220gr & 250gr
by Drawdown
Tue Jul 02, 2024 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If your a Brian Pearce fan
Replies: 9
Views: 874

Re: If your a Brian Pearce fan

Thanks for the heads up, any their videos are new to me, but Brian Pearce especially interest me concerning Leverguns, actually the first one who ever really helped me with an article about Levers! Way back years ago? I don't remember how long, only Centerfire Rifle I had or wanted was my Marlin 336...
by Drawdown
Sat Jun 15, 2024 1:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No more bacon for you
Replies: 9
Views: 378

Re: No more bacon for you

Well I always wished we had hogs to hunt, but in my area, and many counties I know of there aren't any. There's one big hollow I know for sure where there's some, but that's only place I know of. Big Siuth Fork area only place I've heard of with any to amount to anything! But their reasoning and dia...
by Drawdown
Sat Jun 15, 2024 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First five shots.
Replies: 17
Views: 728

Re: First five shots.

That's good shooting and I love them SA Ruger's. I did about same thing other day with an old Rossi 38 revolver that I hadn't shot in probably 15 years. I've decided to start packing it in woods instead of my 45 because of the size. It's not the weight of the 45, but bulk, that when I'm hunting, esp...
by Drawdown
Sat Jun 15, 2024 12:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hathcock Stevens 15-A
Replies: 6
Views: 300

Re: Hathcock Stevens 15-A

There's no doubt in my mind that if they had a modern short travel hammer spring and good trigger they'd shoot with the best of them!
by Drawdown
Sat Jun 15, 2024 12:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hathcock Stevens 15-A
Replies: 6
Views: 300

Re: Hathcock Stevens 15-A

I handled one yesterday at an old friend house, that's in I'd say 85-90% condition. It has killed plenty squirrels.
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by Drawdown
Sat Jun 15, 2024 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hathcock Stevens 15-A
Replies: 6
Views: 300

Re: Hathcock Stevens 15-A

They're a great little rifle, IMO right there with a Win Mod67! I bought this one long time ago for $25, and only reason I did was it being like Hathcocks rifle. But this one when I got it looked like it'd spent most it life in bed of a well worked coal truck! But I cleaned it then, bolt and all, an...
by Drawdown
Sun Jun 09, 2024 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mike Venturino
Replies: 42
Views: 2255

Re: Mike Venturino

My prayers to his wife and family! He was a valuable resource as a writer, especially to most all our interests in Leverguns loading & shooting, and my first recollection of him was probably one my first issues of Rifle Magazine, on the subject of iron sights, a particular interest to me!
by Drawdown
Sun Jun 09, 2024 7:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ten Model 71 Winchesters for Sale
Replies: 15
Views: 653

Re: Ten Model 71 Winchesters for Sale

Lord, that says Winchester Perfection! I doubt I'd find one I liked any better than that! I don't check on often, but seems to me a fair price! If I could afford, I'd buy it for that in heartbeat! That's a very early one ain't it? Flat Crown, Long Tang?
by Drawdown
Sun Jun 09, 2024 5:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ten Model 71 Winchesters for Sale
Replies: 15
Views: 653

Re: Ten Model 71 Winchesters for Sale

Well I've been on the Cabelas link, shows fathers day sale, blank listing, won't load up. I'm better off, I need one at those prices like I need a hole in my head! I wouldn't get yelled at FD, but I might go hungry!
by Drawdown
Sat Jun 08, 2024 2:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ten Model 71 Winchesters for Sale
Replies: 15
Views: 653

Re: Ten Model 71 Winchesters for Sale

I thought I remembered reading that myself several year back. Thanks!
by Drawdown
Sat Jun 08, 2024 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ten Model 71 Winchesters for Sale
Replies: 15
Views: 653

Re: Ten Model 71 Winchesters for Sale

A 71 in any kind of shape most likely be North of $2,000! But if there's a rifle worth that, it's a 71!
Correct me if wrong? Won't Cabelas ship to your local Store, and let you decline to take it if decided?
by Drawdown
Sat Jun 08, 2024 2:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hunting with a 1860 Henry,
Replies: 16
Views: 532

Re: Hunting with a 1860 Henry,

I got one more shot that day but missed. But my favorite I need to do again, is pack my canoe with my regular Coleman stove, hunt till mid day, come back canoe, make coffee, then fry up bacon and eggs, now that's a day! Kudos on the hunt, and on hunting from boats, which I mostly did in alaska, and...
by Drawdown
Sat Jun 08, 2024 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ten Model 71 Winchesters for Sale
Replies: 15
Views: 653

Re: Ten Model 71 Winchesters for Sale

Lord Jim, why you go do this to me! A Mod 71 in 348 or an 86 in 33wcf are in a showdown in my head for a long time for Most Wanted! But either are least needed, but that does not curb the appetite. Clicked on it 3 times already but poor signal won't let it download, but I gotta check em out eventual...
by Drawdown
Sat Jun 08, 2024 8:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hunting with a 1860 Henry,
Replies: 16
Views: 532

Re: Hunting with a 1860 Henry,

I got one more shot that day but missed. But my favorite I need to do again, is pack my canoe with my regular Coleman stove, hunt till mid day, come back canoe, make coffee, then fry up bacon and eggs, now that's a day!
by Drawdown
Sat Jun 08, 2024 8:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hunting with a 1860 Henry,
Replies: 16
Views: 532

Re: Hunting with a 1860 Henry,

I watched that few days ago, and it was great, thoroughly enjoyed it, I like way he does things! And that coffee set, I first thought, I gotta get one them. Then I remembered, hey, I gotta do it my way. To each his own, and his is great for him, but me, that espresso is two gulps of high octane noth...
by Drawdown
Thu Jun 06, 2024 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 06-06 80 YEARS AGO
Replies: 6
Views: 277

Re: 06-06 80 YEARS AGO

I truly Salute, say Thank You to all who served in anyway, honor those who died, their families in my prayers! My Dad, landed on Saipan I believe, 6/15/44, (D-Day in the Pacific), USMC 2nd Marines, there thru entire campaign plus other afterwards! He'd just turned 17 few months before Saipan. That w...
by Drawdown
Wed May 29, 2024 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who needs a horse...???
Replies: 45
Views: 4698

Re: Who needs a horse...???

Yeah you right, that's "The Mule"! It and that rifle do their jobs well!
by Drawdown
Wed May 29, 2024 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who needs a horse...???
Replies: 45
Views: 4698

Re: Who needs a horse...???

Had it 12 years, nothing done but change oil, one set tires. But I better be getting a battery soon! Hauled in several deer, plenty fish, cookouts, campouts, and theres some dandy trailers to put behind it if I needed. 20231111_105906.jpg They're all very good, tough, well made! But, I've been aroun...
by Drawdown
Wed May 29, 2024 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who needs a horse...???
Replies: 45
Views: 4698

Re: Who needs a horse...???

Not me, I've got a Donk, I mean Appalachian Mule. Fill it with feed before leaving and it'll still have near half a belly full long after my butts done for. Hunting, fishing, long days camping, and it stays where I tie him up. This pic this morning shooting, a makeshift shooting bench added. 2024052...
by Drawdown
Wed May 29, 2024 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How About 1 Caliber and Done?
Replies: 69
Views: 6011

Re: How About 1 Caliber and Done?

Caliber, hands down and no doubt 308! Up until about 15 years ago I'd said 22, cause most my life I lived and breathed 22 squirrel rifles. But now and where I'm at, my 30-30's & 30-06 are my beloved! And if spanning the globe, I'd pick up one the 300 mags? 300wm or 300 Weatherby mag or 300prc, w...
by Drawdown
Thu May 16, 2024 1:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1886 Warm Loads
Replies: 1
Views: 239

Re: 1886 Warm Loads

Certainly no experience with 45-90 or any straight case. But when I first started reloading for my 30-30, the powder I started with was 3031. It's good in 30-30! But when I started trying to even near max, the stuff scared me. Big velocity spreads between carefull equally loaded cartridges, and at s...
by Drawdown
Mon May 13, 2024 2:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Are You Hunting with Your Levergun...
Replies: 39
Views: 2851

Re: What Are You Hunting with Your Levergun...

Shrapnel, you give Levergun Hunting a whole new meaning! Obviously a land of great opportunity! I'm very partial to that 94 on the Mule Deer!
by Drawdown
Mon May 13, 2024 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mountain Goats are all going to die and disappear...!
Replies: 37
Views: 4147

Re: Mountain Goats are all going to die and disappear...!

I know exactly what you mean Doc, and you're right! Enough said. But it's a shame! It's sickening! It's a disgrace!!! But when people allow controversial opinions, theories, to creep in, 100 years later Lotta people believe they evolved from monkeys, then they start thinking and acting like em, and ...
by Drawdown
Mon May 13, 2024 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30-30 Shootn
Replies: 27
Views: 2604

Re: 30-30 Shootn

In conclusion, the longtime opinion of a box of factory ammo, 170gr, is true, out IDK, at least 150yds, will get the job done well, I believe this! In fact I've got couple boxes here, Win PP 170gr factory, that I got number years ago, tested in my 64, and they shot at I believe near 2300fps! Velocit...
by Drawdown
Mon May 13, 2024 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30-30 Shootn
Replies: 27
Views: 2604

Re: 30-30 Shootn

I put all the numbers and my results into Shooters Calculator. com, and I recorded their estimates onto this target for comparison, @200yds, for anyone who might be interested in any these bullets? Going in, I was already planning to change from the 160ftx, to what I figured would be the better, the...
by Drawdown
Mon May 13, 2024 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30-30 Shootn
Replies: 27
Views: 2604

Re: 30-30 Shootn

Got out early, anxious to do what I consider my final concluding test of the Barnes Original 190gr FN in my Mod 64 with LVR Powder, and the results are to me great and conclusive enough! But I'm gonna give my results best I can from 2 years of lots of tests, especially with the Hornady 160ftx, enoug...
by Drawdown
Sat May 11, 2024 4:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Are You Hunting with Your Levergun...
Replies: 39
Views: 2851

Re: What Are You Hunting with Your Levergun...

This is a good thread with some great hunting rifles, and got me thinking about what in my old age I've come to love the most in the outdoors? Hunting mountain deer with a levergun! But in past several months, I've again been working on some new loads and shooting my boltguns, my beloved 30-06, but ...
by Drawdown
Sat May 11, 2024 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Are You Hunting with Your Levergun...
Replies: 39
Views: 2851

Re: What Are You Hunting with Your Levergun...

2023 Win Mod 64 30-30 20231111_091146.jpg This deer, no trophy obviously, but as special as any to me. I was born and raised down in the hollow behind me, and back then, nothing here but small game. But I never even scouted it this season, never even stepped foot into it since the last year. I'd fig...
by Drawdown
Sat May 11, 2024 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Are You Hunting with Your Levergun...
Replies: 39
Views: 2851

Re: What Are You Hunting with Your Levergun...

2019, Win Mod 64 30-30 [attachment=0]20240511_132343.jpg[/attachment I killed this deer in same spit as 2017, almost exact same shot! But I'd seen him day before, close, but I let him walk, because I was hunting a Giant 11ot, pics of him by 00's ever since May. I figured that Big Funnel on the oak b...
by Drawdown
Sat May 11, 2024 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Are You Hunting with Your Levergun...
Replies: 39
Views: 2851

Re: What Are You Hunting with Your Levergun...

2017, both these with Marlin 336 30-30 20240511_132414.jpg Everything about this hunt was the definition of When A Plan Comes Together! I was hunting a big private 160 acre farm, that for around here, had as many deer as you can expect! High anxious anticipation had me feeling impatient! Too many de...
by Drawdown
Sat May 11, 2024 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Are You Hunting with Your Levergun...
Replies: 39
Views: 2851

Re: What Are You Hunting with Your Levergun...

2016 that's his little rack & feet I mounted to the gun rack. Sure made me happy, plenty really good meat! 20240511_132358.jpg Really sweet hunt to me, I'd already hunted this area several days. I'd mostly still hunted very slow, but about 2pm I took a seat behind a great natural ground blind. A...
by Drawdown
Sat May 11, 2024 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Are You Hunting with Your Levergun...
Replies: 39
Views: 2851

Re: What Are You Hunting with Your Levergun...

Well Griff, you popped my balloon! Ah, don't matter who's idea, they never done anything with it! A lever action revolver, hmm! Kinda like caveman that carved out a wheel, then flipped it on its side, gave up. Look what it did here tho!
by Drawdown
Sat May 11, 2024 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Are You Hunting with Your Levergun...
Replies: 39
Views: 2851

Re: What Are You Hunting with Your Levergun...

Fine looking and sounding guns and loads fellas. 8) Yes they are! That 76 of Barbarosa's, is making me LUST! Especially laying on the deer, I'm trying to kill this fall! But that 76 is I believe very similar to the one Selleck used in "Crossfire Trail"? Regardless, a rifle I'd be proud to...
by Drawdown
Sat May 11, 2024 7:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Are You Hunting with Your Levergun...
Replies: 39
Views: 2851

Re: What Are You Hunting with Your Levergun...

Meat, that's why they're so good, they're Hunting Rifles! In past 10 years, I've killed a good number of deer, yotes, and turkey, all with a couple 30-30's! You know, I get almost mad at all the 000's of posts on just couple forums, but mainly one other? All on the subject of Stalking Rifles! Hell, ...
by Drawdown
Sat May 11, 2024 7:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alliant ceases production of powders
Replies: 29
Views: 2036

Re: Alliant ceases production of powders

Certainly don't know if this announcement is renewed or a past thorn in side that someone just tore scab off to irritate a scare again, or whatever? But I'm glad I've only dabbled in one Alliant powder, Rel 17, that being only experimental in my 270 & 30-06, and it's a good powder for both, espe...
by Drawdown
Thu May 09, 2024 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vintage .22LRs
Replies: 31
Views: 2463

Re: Vintage .22LRs

This is my most beloved firearm of any kind! Only gun I ever had that I named, and it earned it! Ole Job TheCZ Ultralux, 29" barrel. Incredible how this rifle is in squirrel woods!
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by Drawdown
Thu May 09, 2024 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vintage .22LRs
Replies: 31
Views: 2463

Re: Vintage .22LRs

Top Marlin Glenfield, 2nd Mossberg 44 USb, 3rd Steven's 15a, 4th CZ 452 American, 5th CZ 452 Ultralux. I've recently given away to couple young men who expressed serious d3sire to hunt squirrels with a rifle, a Remington Mod 580 and Ruger 10/22. And I gave my brother a CZ 452 Lux 25" barrel and...
by Drawdown
Tue May 07, 2024 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LUBRICATING JACKETED BULLETS
Replies: 13
Views: 1190

Re: LUBRICATING JACKETED BULLETS

JimT wrote: Tue May 07, 2024 12:36 pm Excellent. Looking forward to your report!
X2
by Drawdown
Mon May 06, 2024 4:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LUBRICATING JACKETED BULLETS
Replies: 13
Views: 1190

Re: LUBRICATING JACKETED BULLETS

Well I can honestly say, this always left me scratching my head! Not before I started reloading. But actually when I first found this site, IDK, 2000-2002, and my curiosity about, maybe I need start reloading? Because then, I knew nothing, except factory ammo. Then I saw, plainly, no one ever mentio...
by Drawdown
Mon May 06, 2024 4:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage lever in 30/30
Replies: 10
Views: 1066

Re: Savage lever in 30/30

I've always wanted a 99, but you just don't see them around here. Only one I've seen, sure considered buying was in 308, and it was almost mint condition. But I just don't want one in 308. If I ever find the one I want, it'll be identical to that, man that's perfection! In 30-30 or 300 Savage, and I...
by Drawdown
Wed May 01, 2024 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Great day for the Gun Shop (movie clip)
Replies: 4
Views: 865

Re: Great day for the Gun Shop (movie clip)

I've read a lot over years about Hamer, but don't recall much about his partner! But I sure think Woody Harrelson played that role well! Haven't heard many people who really thought too highly of the movie, but I think it portrayed the truth very well, best I remember! And I don't know if the gunsho...
by Drawdown
Wed May 01, 2024 1:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 1980, 336, straight stock, 30-30
Replies: 8
Views: 1013

Re: Marlin 1980, 336, straight stock, 30-30

Beauty, that rifle looks new!
by Drawdown
Wed May 01, 2024 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Great day for the Gun Shop (movie clip)
Replies: 4
Views: 865

Re: Great day for the Gun Shop (movie clip)

One my favorite newer movies in long time, I watched it twice when it first came out? 2018-19? But been looking to buy it on DVD for long time, haven't found it yet, but I will! Loved the part where he slowly worked action on the 94, by sound he supposedly tell a jammer!