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by Woodsloafer2
Sat Dec 24, 2022 5:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Christmas Eve 1966
Replies: 14
Views: 369

Re: Christmas Eve 1966

Thank you all for the stories and thank you very much for your service....
by Woodsloafer2
Sat Dec 24, 2022 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CHRISTMAS EVE 1896
Replies: 8
Views: 251

Re: CHRISTMAS EVE 1896

excellent heart warming story...thank you very much Jim.
by Woodsloafer2
Sun Dec 18, 2022 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Introduction / Andy Larsson
Replies: 49
Views: 1246

Re: Introduction / Andy Larsson

Glad to see you joining Andy....listened to you in a podcast with the Maine big woods bucks folks. You have great expertise and will be a benefit here....welcome from another Mainer...
by Woodsloafer2
Thu Dec 15, 2022 6:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: mayday x 3 ineed help.
Replies: 51
Views: 1780

Re: mayday x 3 ineed help.

prayers sent.....lots of good advice in this thread...
by Woodsloafer2
Fri Dec 09, 2022 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sad day
Replies: 25
Views: 821

Re: Sad day

So sorry for your loss. The unconditional love they give so special and what makes it so hard for me. We will all meet again though on the rainbow bridge...
by Woodsloafer2
Tue Dec 06, 2022 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Could use a few Prayers
Replies: 20
Views: 571

Re: Could use a few Prayers

Prayers sent....as others said earlier do your PT like it was your job and you will be better than before...
by Woodsloafer2
Sun Dec 04, 2022 8:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Living through WINTER...
Replies: 20
Views: 804

Re: Living through WINTER...

Built my house at the end of an old town road that had and still does not have any power. In the beginning had to walk in during mud season. Luckily the town never discontinued the road so they do plow it in the winter, We are a mile in so I did everything solar electric back in 1996 before most peo...
by Woodsloafer2
Sun Nov 06, 2022 6:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester Model 1901 10g.
Replies: 8
Views: 419

Re: Winchester Model 1901 10g.

Over on the Parker Gun Collectors site there is lots of detail on reloading 10 gauge for the 2 7/8 shells. It is in the reloading section. These are low pressure loads. I use them in my damascus 10 gauge double.
by Woodsloafer2
Sun Oct 30, 2022 5:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 62 and my first 30-30
Replies: 10
Views: 526

62 and my first 30-30

Well not really...I owned a 64 more than 30 years ago for a short time. Never handloaded for it. My lever guns have been 348's since I was very young. Some 308's in there as well in Winchester 88's. Recently delved into 35 Remington in a Marlin Glenfield. Great shooter. Just back from the range test...
by Woodsloafer2
Thu Oct 27, 2022 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Many Recipies Do You Have For Eggs?
Replies: 26
Views: 786

Re: How Many Recipies Do You Have For Eggs?

Pickle some of the extras. All the old time stores used to have a jar of them on the counter. Man they were good!
by Woodsloafer2
Fri Oct 14, 2022 4:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin Glenfield
Replies: 2
Views: 232

Marlin Glenfield

Are there any differences between a 336 and the Glenfield 30 other that birch stocks and fit an finish? Thanks for any info you can provide....
by Woodsloafer2
Sun Oct 09, 2022 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Early Savage model 29
Replies: 21
Views: 779

Re: Early Savage model 29

Great to see craftmanship and ingenuity at work! Well done!
by Woodsloafer2
Sun Sep 18, 2022 4:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Found a new documentary
Replies: 2
Views: 325

Re: Found a new documentary

I have watched this a couple times over the years. Enjoyed it greatly...
by Woodsloafer2
Thu Sep 15, 2022 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30wcf plinking.
Replies: 11
Views: 442

Re: 30wcf plinking.

Nice to go out for a walk with a rifle and just plink. After seeing this I think I will take the 348 for a walk and do some myself....will be mostly dry fire practice but I may send a few...
by Woodsloafer2
Sun Sep 11, 2022 5:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Eye Issues, Hear Comes 60! (Red Dots?)
Replies: 10
Views: 420

Re: Eye Issues, Hear Comes 60! (Red Dots?)

CHPWS makes many red dot mounts that go in the scope mount holes. I use the small pistol red dots like the Trijicon RMR or Holosun 508 and 509 models. They work great.
by Woodsloafer2
Wed Aug 31, 2022 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just needed...
Replies: 20
Views: 753

Re: Just needed...

Love my time in the woods...nothing like a good woods wash to clear away all that is really not important....
by Woodsloafer2
Sun Aug 28, 2022 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New project rifle
Replies: 18
Views: 755

Re: New project rifle

25-06, 6.5-06 or 280 Remington. The 280 would be a good choice as plenty of bullet selection. Not far off a 7mm mag either...
by Woodsloafer2
Sat Aug 20, 2022 12:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Letter from Smith & Wesoon
Replies: 19
Views: 670

Re: Letter from Smith & Wesoon

Very well said Smith & Wesson!!!! Many of the politicians need a class in common sense. How they think they can stop those willing to break any law with more laws is beyond me...laws don't stop criminals .......people do.....
by Woodsloafer2
Tue Aug 16, 2022 9:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cant see front sight
Replies: 6
Views: 338

Re: Cant see front sight

I have used pistol red dot sights on rifles quite a bit. They work great for me. They are faster than iron sights for me and everything is on the same focal plane. Trijicons either RMR or SRO are great. I really like the Holosun's too. Either 508 or 509 t (enclosed emitter) are great. i really like ...
by Woodsloafer2
Thu Aug 11, 2022 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is your most useful levergun?
Replies: 45
Views: 1419

Re: What is your most useful levergun?

Winchester 71 348
by Woodsloafer2
Wed Aug 10, 2022 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 308 to 300 Savage
Replies: 4
Views: 277

308 to 300 Savage

Anyone here make 300 Savage brass from 308's. Just tried it and it is pretty easy and they seem to come out ok. I bought a lot of 400 surplus 7.62 x 51 ammo a while back that I have used up but saved the brass. Swaged the primer pockets and loaded some up for the 308's. those shoot just fine. Plenty...
by Woodsloafer2
Sat Aug 06, 2022 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many hunt with a Winchester 71
Replies: 14
Views: 618

How many hunt with a Winchester 71

I was brought up in a family where my Dad hunted with one. I inherited it and use it more now then ever. Also picked up a custom one nicely re-stocked with a Monte Carlo comb. That one is the fowl weather one and my Dad's on the nicer days. I am a tracker and cover lots of miles and even though on t...
by Woodsloafer2
Wed Jul 27, 2022 4:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rose Schindler - "Two Who Survived"
Replies: 5
Views: 421

Re: Rose Schindler - "Two Who Survived"

I watched this a while back. A very gripping interview. One of Jocko's most compelling podcasts. Been meaning to watch it again. Terrible what they went through and shows how strong they were to endure it. Their will to survive and the strength of the human spirit is very evident and is very well di...
by Woodsloafer2
Tue Jul 26, 2022 4:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PEEP SIGHTS
Replies: 31
Views: 1279

Re: PEEP SIGHTS

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by Woodsloafer2
Tue Jul 26, 2022 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PEEP SIGHTS
Replies: 31
Views: 1279

Re: PEEP SIGHTS

Peep sights on a Winchester 71, Marlin 39, Winchester 54, Winchester 100. I have an 1895 in 405 someone had re-stocked in tiger tail maple decades ago. It has open sights but I am thinking about having the bolt tapped for one of the low profile Skinner peeps. They are tiny and take only one hole. No...
by Woodsloafer2
Mon Jul 25, 2022 5:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ken Waters Article
Replies: 12
Views: 705

Re: Ken Waters Article

Enjoyed the read immensely thank you!
by Woodsloafer2
Sat Jul 23, 2022 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Woods walking Kick around gun
Replies: 36
Views: 1820

Re: Woods walking Kick around gun

I love the old guns that show plenty of wear but still are mechanically sound. I really have no interest in finding collectable quality guns. I like them even more if they have been customized as long as the change makes them more useful. I have several enjoy them more than some others I have with m...
by Woodsloafer2
Sat Jul 09, 2022 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1876 Winchester Parts Gun
Replies: 26
Views: 840

Re: 1876 Winchester Parts Gun

Avery cool good looking and useful rifle. I would be very proud of it if i had built it. What great gun for a day of woods loafing!
by Woodsloafer2
Sun Jul 03, 2022 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 336 in 44 mag
Replies: 27
Views: 1477

Re: 336 in 44 mag

Read those a while back Sarge and re-read them last night. That is a very good set-up you have there. Plenty of power and range in a very handy package. I want to find a well used SC and maybe even shorten the barrel to make a trapper type set up. I spend a lot of time in the western mountains of Ma...
by Woodsloafer2
Sun Jul 03, 2022 12:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 336 in 44 mag
Replies: 27
Views: 1477

Re: 336 in 44 mag

changing my tune on the next purchase. I have always thought the 35 Remington as an ideal Maine woods cartridge. Ran a Contender in 35 Rem for a while but never a rifle. Have had a 348 around all my life so never really needed a 35 Rem. Still have all the stuff to reload for the 35. I have always li...
by Woodsloafer2
Fri Jun 24, 2022 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 336 in 44 mag
Replies: 27
Views: 1477

Re: 336 in 44 mag

Thanks for the input!
by Woodsloafer2
Tue Jun 21, 2022 4:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 336 in 44 mag
Replies: 27
Views: 1477

Re: 336 in 44 mag

One just sold on Gunbroker for $2100. Guess I won't be getting one of those! I will have to take a look at the Winchesters but the 94 seems the way to go right now. Thanks for all the input!
by Woodsloafer2
Mon Jun 20, 2022 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 336 in 44 mag
Replies: 27
Views: 1477

336 in 44 mag

Anyone have any experience with a Marlin 336 in 44mag? Thinking of picking up a lever gun in 44. Thinking of either an 1894 or 336. Kind of leaning towards the 1894 but would consider a 336. With the 336 longer action i wonder how the feeding works? Thanks for any info you would like to offer....
by Woodsloafer2
Sun May 15, 2022 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: R.J Renner Ruger #1
Replies: 28
Views: 1740

Re: R.J Renner Ruger #1

Exceptional!
by Woodsloafer2
Sat May 14, 2022 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dangerous Situation
Replies: 11
Views: 703

Re: Dangerous Situation

the old Ruger is back in business. Just got done shooting it. I pulled the bullet on the squib load and there was no powder. My fault as it is one of my handloads. First time in 40 plus years of reloading it has happened. I always look in the case before seating a bullet but must have missed one. I ...
by Woodsloafer2
Sat May 14, 2022 8:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dangerous Situation
Replies: 11
Views: 703

Re: Dangerous Situation

Thank you!
by Woodsloafer2
Sat May 14, 2022 6:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dangerous Situation
Replies: 11
Views: 703

Re: Dangerous Situation

It is a squib load Sarge. Thank you for the idea to measure it. I was not thinking it could be that because there was just a click and no sign of a primer ignition. Now to clear it. Never have had one but I assume I need to try and push it back instead of try and pull it. I will need to figure out a...
by Woodsloafer2
Sat May 14, 2022 6:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dangerous Situation
Replies: 11
Views: 703

Re: Dangerous Situation

Thanks for the comments gentlemen. I am going to look it over more today. Checking for a squib is something I will do...carefully. Thanks again!
by Woodsloafer2
Fri May 13, 2022 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dangerous Situation
Replies: 11
Views: 703

Dangerous Situation

Went down to the range on the back 40 to do some testing and sighting in. Have a 2011 in 45 that was a bit unreliable and put in a new extractor and recoil spring. That tested well and seems to be fixed. It will take a few hundred rounds though to be sure. Had to adjust the sights on my Bowen Redhaw...
by Woodsloafer2
Tue Apr 12, 2022 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scoping a levergun
Replies: 27
Views: 2218

Re: Scoping a levergun

Back in the early 70's my Dad's eyesight got to the point he could not see the peep sights well enough. He had a scout scope set up (2X Redfield) done to his Model 71 348. The eye piece of the scope almost touches the barrel so it picks up a target even quicker than the peep sight...for me anyway. I...
by Woodsloafer2
Fri Apr 08, 2022 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: House gun
Replies: 68
Views: 4457

Re: House gun

Glock 40 10mm with a 1000 lumen pistol light is by the bed...otherwise I have Glock 20 10mm on me during the day or a CZ P07 9mm....all have red dot sights....
by Woodsloafer2
Sat Mar 19, 2022 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Open sights-Precious guns!
Replies: 34
Views: 1378

Re: Open sights-Precious guns!

Great reading...thank you!
by Woodsloafer2
Sun Feb 27, 2022 8:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 88
Replies: 2
Views: 404

Winchester 88

I have a custom stocked Winchester 88 that is very accurate that i like very much. It does however change its point of impact occasionally throughout the year. Any tips on what to do? Screw tension? Free float etc? The barrel only contacts the forearm around the forend screw and tip. I have taken th...
by Woodsloafer2
Sun Feb 27, 2022 8:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Freedom Arms 454
Replies: 22
Views: 3295

Re: Freedom Arms 454

Great guns. I had a 4 3/4 a few years back. Had an excellent trigger and the grip frame handles recoil very well. I shot two nice bucks with mine. They are exceptionally well built and very enjoyable. I shot 300 grain xtps mostly over H110...38 grains if I remember correctly.
by Woodsloafer2
Mon Feb 21, 2022 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Williams Foolproof on a Winchester 71
Replies: 4
Views: 364

Re: Williams Foolproof on a Winchester 71

Thanks for all the input. my Dad's 71 does have an old Redfield and I have other Redfield's and Lyman's on other guns. Love those old sights but have not stumbled across one for the new 71. Fixed the Williams with a piece of an .009 feeler gauge. That will do till I find an older Lyman or Redfield....
by Woodsloafer2
Sun Feb 20, 2022 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Williams Foolproof on a Winchester 71
Replies: 4
Views: 364

Williams Foolproof on a Winchester 71

i am on my second Williams Foolproof receiver sight that has the same issue as the first. The ghost ring that the aperture screws into wobbles slightly for and aft slightly. It can change point of impact by 6-8 inches in height. Are they all like this? May try shimming it or something so it does not...
by Woodsloafer2
Sat Feb 19, 2022 8:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruger No. 1 Scope Issues
Replies: 17
Views: 1306

Re: Ruger No. 1 Scope Issues

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Here is my 88 with a Holosun 509T with some other guns from a range day in January.
by Woodsloafer2
Sat Feb 19, 2022 7:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruger No. 1 Scope Issues
Replies: 17
Views: 1306

Re: Ruger No. 1 Scope Issues

I also hunt the Maine timber and really like the pistol red dots when mounted on a rifle. They add only a couple ounces. You don't have to worry about eye relief, scope cuts, and can be mounted either close to the eye or further down the gun. They are extremely fast and easier to keep clear in the s...