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by Rimfire McNutjob
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Full Power .357mag Loads, Battered Brass, and Broken Cases
Replies: 3
Views: 34

Re: Full Power .357mag Loads, Battered Brass, and Broken Cases

Nice. FYI, your extractor links are backwards. The .38 links points to the .45 extractor and vice versa.
by Rimfire McNutjob
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Double rear leaf sights?
Replies: 12
Views: 227

Re: Double rear leaf sights?

This page may also hold a potential replacement. I have a 2 leaf from them on a Win 71.
by Rimfire McNutjob
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When I'm not on leverguns...
Replies: 10
Views: 401

Re: When I'm not on leverguns...

Pete44ru wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:29 am

* The High Road Forum - www.thehighroad.com
I think you probably meant www.thehighroad.org.
by Rimfire McNutjob
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Winchester Book On 1895 Lever Actions
Replies: 42
Views: 1050

Re: New Winchester Book On 1895 Lever Actions

The book is starting to annoy my wife. I'm apparently spending too much time with it ... so I've been told.
by Rimfire McNutjob
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .444 Marlin
Replies: 12
Views: 402

Re: .444 Marlin

Had a Canjar on a #1 Tropical in 375 H&H that,I had. Sweet trigger. Wish I had one for my 25.06 #1 Varmint. Yeah, I knew the trigger would be hard to find so I bought one many years ago thinking that I'd get a No.1 someday. I have a Canjar for a 581/2 I've adapted one to a Rem 591. Might be the sam...
by Rimfire McNutjob
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Winchester Book On 1895 Lever Actions
Replies: 42
Views: 1050

Re: New Winchester Book On 1895 Lever Actions

I got mine in the mail on Saturday. I'm about 1/2 way through it. Fantasic book ... tons of images of internals as well as the external views. Really helpful in showing the different engineering changes over the years. Really high quality printing and binding it seems. I didn't realize the take-down...
by Rimfire McNutjob
Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .444 Marlin
Replies: 12
Views: 402

Re: .444 Marlin

I've always heard that No.1's needed a bit of help but were then usually very accurate. I've got a Canjar single-set trigger for the No.1 lying around in a drawer here somewhere. Never could decide on a chambering so I am still without one. My 22-250 AI has a Canjar in it , I wish they still made t...
by Rimfire McNutjob
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .444 Marlin
Replies: 12
Views: 402

Re: .444 Marlin

I've always heard that No.1's needed a bit of help but were then usually very accurate. I've got a Canjar single-set trigger for the No.1 lying around in a drawer here somewhere. Never could decide on a chambering so I am still without one.
by Rimfire McNutjob
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My rimfire collection
Replies: 10
Views: 321

Re: My rimfire collection

I'm liking that Greener Martini ... but I do love me some rimfire.
by Rimfire McNutjob
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CutCordsNow™ Antenna
Replies: 15
Views: 341

Re: CutCordsNow™ Antenna

Over the air broadcast is pretty much going the way of the dinosaur. A lot of content that used to be carried over the air has moved to cable only. Or ... you can stream if off of the internet. I'm surprised the local stations can even still exist. Even cable is getting slaughtered. Most things carr...
by Rimfire McNutjob
Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alabama Concealed Carry Permits no longer exempt from NICS
Replies: 4
Views: 314

Re: Alabama Concealed Carry Permits no longer exempt from NICS

Sounds like Alabama wasn't following its own laws and thus their CCP is now disqualified. Seems straightforward enough.
by Rimfire McNutjob
Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody have access to a computer reloading program
Replies: 14
Views: 311

Re: Anybody have access to a computer reloading program

Thanks Rimfire. 20 inch barrel. I used to run QuickLoad but I didn't reload it after my most recent computer rebuild. They still haven't characterized a bunch (any really) of the newer powders from Alliant or Hodgdon. I'm still waiting on MP300 to show up in their library ... then I'll update my ve...
by Rimfire McNutjob
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody have access to a computer reloading program
Replies: 14
Views: 311

Re: Anybody have access to a computer reloading program

Bill in Oregon wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:34 am
Earl to the rescue. Wonder what sort of velocity.
You'd probably need to provide the barrel length.
by Rimfire McNutjob
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: interesting tests......
Replies: 4
Views: 226

Re: interesting tests......

I find myself liking the Speer Gold Dot stuff in just about every caliber they tested. Even impressive in the 380 where a lot of the HP's (HydraShok for example) didn't open at all.
by Rimfire McNutjob
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Just Found This Map Resource.
Replies: 11
Views: 440

Re: I Just Found This Map Resource.

The street map is missing my house but the imagery layer has it there.
by Rimfire McNutjob
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1862 Pocket Colt in .380
Replies: 12
Views: 456

Re: 1862 Pocket Colt in .380

Well, it looks better than my Beretta 84F. I'm sure it kicks less too. Crazy blow-back 380's.
by Rimfire McNutjob
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rifle safeties; how "safe"??
Replies: 28
Views: 716

Re: Rifle safeties; how "safe"??

My father had an old GI issued 1911 that had a particularly bad quirk. Cocked and Locked was in no way safe. Squeezing the trigger with a normal pull weight would discharge it. The safety was clearly broken in some way internally.
by Rimfire McNutjob
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old Sharps From Cody Gun Show
Replies: 10
Views: 490

Re: Old Sharps From Cody Gun Show

I'm not sure which would do more damage ... being shot with it or being hit over the head with it. That is a serious barrel on that Sharps.
by Rimfire McNutjob
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Winchester Book On 1895 Lever Actions
Replies: 42
Views: 1050

Re: New Winchester Book On 1895 Lever Actions

Got mine. Appreciate the direct link. Love me some '95 ... though I lack one in my current herd. Hoping for one in 35 WCF some day.
by Rimfire McNutjob
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rock Island Auction
Replies: 18
Views: 485

Re: Rock Island Auction

Yeah, I like to swing by the Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing site now and again to dream. I can stare at the engraved Fox copies in 28 and 410 for hours. But there's nothing on those pages under $20k. Something worth noting “original” AH Fox guns were ONLY made in 12 , 16 and 20 gauges . That's i...
by Rimfire McNutjob
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rock Island Auction
Replies: 18
Views: 485

Re: Rock Island Auction

Yeah, I like to swing by the Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing site now and again to dream. I can stare at the engraved Fox copies in 28 and 410 for hours. But there's nothing on those pages under $20k.
by Rimfire McNutjob
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Air compessor cabinet
Replies: 15
Views: 281

Re: Air compessor cabinet

I was really curious when I saw the title. That is super handy. I've got a 5hp two-stage Ingersol-Rand and my brain was just racing trying to figure out how someone would build a cabinet for it. Your solution is perfect though. I've got a Hankison air dryer attached to mine so I would have to build ...
by Rimfire McNutjob
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rock Island Auction
Replies: 18
Views: 485

Re: Rock Island Auction

Nice looking gun. I've always wanted a side-by-side in 28 or 410. I'm always hesitant because I'm not knowledgeable in that area.
by Rimfire McNutjob
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Makin' Bacon - Quietly.....
Replies: 3
Views: 273

Re: Makin' Bacon - Quietly.....

The background music is perfect.
by Rimfire McNutjob
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 338 Federal
Replies: 12
Views: 290

Re: 338 Federal

Oh, I didn't realize the Encore Pro Hunter was a full rifle. My brain was thinking of the original Contender pistol.
by Rimfire McNutjob
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 338 Federal
Replies: 12
Views: 290

Re: 338 Federal

Out of curiosity, did you ever happen to touch off a 338 Federal in the T/C Encore? Was there a tendon/ligament check afterward?

How is it you don't have a #1 in 338 Federal? Or was it your father with the #1 stash?
by Rimfire McNutjob
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1886 45-90 WCF in the British Military !!!
Replies: 18
Views: 393

Re: 1886 45-90 WCF in the British Military !!!

Well Sir, there is only one thing left to do . . . . ... :lol: Exactly ... someone is simply going to have to take one for the team and burn some black powder. I'm thinking they might get that 300 grain to 2000fps. I think Val is right on the 450 grain though ... 1500 with the wind behind you.
by Rimfire McNutjob
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This new .410 addiction
Replies: 18
Views: 316

Re: This new .410 addiction

Rimfire, you have to keep changing "your store" on the Academy Web site while looking for this shotgun to see if it is in stock. The stores I checked were either out or showed "limited stock," which I called to confirm. Yeah, I figured that out eventually. And I have discovered that no store in the...
by Rimfire McNutjob
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This new .410 addiction
Replies: 18
Views: 316

Re: This new .410 addiction

I struck out. My Academy had a 410 single shot only. This one must be hard to find. The noobs behind the counter were no help.
by Rimfire McNutjob
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This new .410 addiction
Replies: 18
Views: 316

Re: This new .410 addiction

Great ... now I have to swing by Academy on my way home. What do I tell my wife ... that it's traditional here to give a pre-4th of July gift?
by Rimfire McNutjob
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1886 45-90 WCF in the British Military !!!
Replies: 18
Views: 393

Re: 1886 45-90 WCF in the British Military !!!

I'm calling BS on their claim of 2,000 fps with black powder. Although the 1886 is certainly capable of that kind of performance with smokeless powder, it's just not going to get there with BP. Factory loads with a 400 gr. bullet and a full charge of BP were 1500 fps. BP wont burn fast enough to ge...
by Rimfire McNutjob
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1886 45-90 WCF in the British Military !!!
Replies: 18
Views: 393

Re: 1886 45-90 WCF in the British Military !!!

@crs, smokeless sure. The 45-90 is about the same water capacity as my 450 Alaskan. But black powder pushing 450 grains to 2000fps ... that seems a stretch for the 45-90. I think maybe a 300 or maybe even a 350. It will be interesting to see what Mr. Wright comes back with for his 300's.
by Rimfire McNutjob
Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1886 45-90 WCF in the British Military !!!
Replies: 18
Views: 393

Re: 1886 45-90 WCF in the British Military !!!

I didn't realize one could push a 450 grain bullet to 2000fps with black powder. That's right up at 4000 ft-lbs. A lighter bullet sure, but a 450? Any black shooters loading the 45-90?
by Rimfire McNutjob
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: do I need a 41mag
Replies: 20
Views: 431

Re: do I need a 41mag

You should compromise and get a 10mm. :)
by Rimfire McNutjob
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pitchy's joke inspired me
Replies: 5
Views: 263

Re: Pitchy's joke inspired me

I'm eagerly awaiting BlaineG to come plowing into this thread.

I see Rusty is back to full stride. Nice.
by Rimfire McNutjob
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Chris Cox Resigns
Replies: 4
Views: 317

Re: Chris Cox Resigns

Our own version of Palace Intrigue I suppose. I actually had no idea there was a coup attempt by Oliver North. Gun wise, I suppose my head has generally been stuck in the sand for the last few years as most of my extra money seems to go toward these 'older' kids that I have.
by Rimfire McNutjob
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Chris Cox Resigns
Replies: 4
Views: 317

Chris Cox Resigns

Well, now things are getting sideways at the NRA. The Vichy survives though ... as OI would say. Will he go the distance?

Article

Better Article
by Rimfire McNutjob
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday RIHMFIRE & KiwiKev.
Replies: 4
Views: 127

Re: Happy Birthday RIHMFIRE & KiwiKev.

Yes, hopefully you guys are having a decent day. Of course, RIHMFIRE is down near me so I know he's hot today. It's brutal out in central Florida.
by Rimfire McNutjob
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: JACKALOPE
Replies: 22
Views: 689

Re: JACKALOPE

Everyone knows that only the 22 Remington Jet can be relied upon to dispatch a Chupacabra. I keep several Smith 53's handy.
by Rimfire McNutjob
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What You See When You Leave Early Morning To Shoot Prairie Dogs
Replies: 12
Views: 489

Re: What You See When You Leave Early Morning To Shoot Prairie Dogs

I took 6 rifles in 22 PPC 6mm PPC 222 Remington magnum 224 Weatherby Magnum 22-250 17 Remington Average distance is 250 with some closer and as many as you want to shoot out to and beyond 600 yards... I read countless articles when I was a kid comparing the 22-250 and the 220 Swift for varmint hunt...
by Rimfire McNutjob
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What You See When You Leave Early Morning To Shoot Prairie Dogs
Replies: 12
Views: 489

Re: What You See When You Leave Early Morning To Shoot Prairie Dogs

I had a whole other REM cycle to complete when you took that photo.

And what was the cartridge of choice for this particular activity? What kind of average distance is a PD shoot in that part of the country?
by Rimfire McNutjob
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big Power........
Replies: 12
Views: 492

Re: Big Power........

I was confused as to what he was using the Caldwell bags for. Clearly not their intended purpose.

At 2600fps, that 300 grain bullet is still in the 4500 ft-lb area. But 350 grains at 2800? That's 6000. I'm not sure I want to see that at the end of a curved butt plate.
by Rimfire McNutjob
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big Power........
Replies: 12
Views: 492

Re: Big Power........

Is he running a 350 grain bullet up to 2800fps? I don't even want to know the pressures. That seems pretty high for the 50-110. 2350fps with 350 grains is plenty stiff enough for me.
by Rimfire McNutjob
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1877 Sharps Article Finished For "Rifle" Magazine
Replies: 13
Views: 578

Re: 1877 Sharps Article Finished For "Rifle" Magazine

I just read that article online the other day. Pretty nice piece of wood there. I may go back and re-read. I'm wondering what the original purpose of the Rigby Flat was? I Googled it of course. In the case of some of the pictures shown, it seems to bring the barrel and receiver together aesthetically.
by Rimfire McNutjob
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Watch Out For Windows 10 - 1903 System Update: It Takes Hours!!
Replies: 19
Views: 487

Re: Watch Out For Windows 10 - 1903 System Update: It Takes Hours!!

Though it's not very straightforward, these updates can be put off. I was on 1709 for a log time and just moved to 1903 recently ... on my own schedule. It's unfortunate that some of these enormous updates are set to d/l and install automatically. In the command bar, type 'gpedit.msc' and hit enter....
by Rimfire McNutjob
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Watch Out For Windows 10 - 1903 System Update: It Takes Hours!!
Replies: 19
Views: 487

Re: Watch Out For Windows 10 - 1903 System Update: It Takes Hours!!

Steve, you should ditch that rotational drive and move to a SATA SSD or, if you've got the port, an NVMe SSD. Nothing changed my view of Windows more than that one move to new solid state drive technology. I'm in Win10/Pro about 3.5 seconds after my machine powers on.
by Rimfire McNutjob
Wed May 22, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colt Burgess
Replies: 22
Views: 750

Re: Colt Burgess

Was the sliding gate a method of getting around the Winchester (King's) patent? Just wondering.
by Rimfire McNutjob
Tue May 21, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Denver Find: Colt Lightning Large Frame 40-60-260
Replies: 16
Views: 459

Re: Denver Find: Colt Lightning Large Frame 40-60-260

It's interesting to see the medium and large frames next to each other. They really did stretch that thing out for the large frame. I had only heard of the Large Lightning in 50-95 ... which I assume it the most common one. I guess they may have made it the other '76 cartridges as well. I should go ...
by Rimfire McNutjob
Mon May 20, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 480 Achilles ... Making Cartridges
Replies: 20
Views: 509

Re: 480 Achilles ... Making Cartridges

Which bullet is that? The heel is so slight with the alox on there that it's hard to tell it's heeled at all. Clearly not the hollow base bullet from that mould in the other thread.
by Rimfire McNutjob
Fri May 17, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For those interested in the buisness of firearms this might be interesting
Replies: 5
Views: 308

Re: For those interested in the buisness of firearms this might be interesting

I think this is a return to normalcy rather than an "unprecedented downturn". What we had was an unprecedented upturn during the prior presidency. Ruger seems to be doing just fine. The people at the top have to have a decent level of business sense. Take for example, Colt. How does Colt struggle wi...