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by Rimfire McNutjob
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday RIHMFIRE & KiwiKev.
Replies: 2
Views: 22

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: 21
Views: 418

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: 393

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: 393

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: 399

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: 399

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: 462

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: 384

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: 384

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: 657

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: 406

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: 409

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: 276

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...
by Rimfire McNutjob
Thu May 16, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Turn about is fair play......
Replies: 7
Views: 347

Re: Turn about is fair play......

I'm hopeful. Unlike the Huber appointment by the eminently ineffectual Sessions. Given Huber's output of approximately zero so far, the new guy could bend over and tie his shoes and be ahead in the game. These people will cover for each other for "the good of the bureau". It's disgusting.
by Rimfire McNutjob
Mon May 06, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Get your stuff off PhotoBucket....
Replies: 9
Views: 395

Re: Get your stuff off PhotoBucket....

I pulled copies of mine down during the last dust up over hosting fees. I should just clear off and be done with them. Thanks for the warning as I've not seen any email from them lately ... or they're in the junk folder.
by Rimfire McNutjob
Fri May 03, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Calm down....
Replies: 37
Views: 808

Re: Calm down....

I got some federal 50grn wmr ammo recently. Looks like a generic CCI bullet just stretched some. They shoot fantastic in my rifle...I'll get some more! I've got some of that still. I haven't seen it around over here for quite some time. It was popular with rimfire silhouette shooters at one time I ...
by Rimfire McNutjob
Thu May 02, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It's been raining on and off today and in between chores I cast a few bullets.
Replies: 9
Views: 247

Re: It's been raining on and off today and in between chores I cast a few bullets.

I've always wanted to get a 3-1/2" to 4" bird's head SAA done up in 480 Achilles. That sounds like fun. Shortest I have seen is 4 3/4" .... looked good. Yeah, it might make more sense at 4-1/4" or so. I don't want to go so short that I have to give up the ejector like a Sherrif's model. I edited my...
by Rimfire McNutjob
Thu May 02, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It's been raining on and off today and in between chores I cast a few bullets.
Replies: 9
Views: 247

Re: It's been raining on and off today and in between chores I cast a few bullets.

I've always wanted to get a 3-1/2" to 4" bird's head SAA done up in 480 Achilles. Is there a mold maker that one can order the Huffaker bullet mold from?
by Rimfire McNutjob
Wed May 01, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1849 Pocket Navy "Magnum" conversion?
Replies: 18
Views: 763

Re: 1849 Pocket Navy "Magnum" conversion?

And here I am still waiting for Smith and Wesson to make a 16-5 in 327 Federal. :)
by Rimfire McNutjob
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: NRA Politics (What to do, fixes, rants, information, etc...)
Replies: 51
Views: 23389

Re: NRA Politics (What to do, fixes, rants, information, etc...)

Oops ... those chickens may be roosting even sooner than I thought. There is a veritable wave of bad press rolling over the NRA this week ... focused in part on The Vichy's financial corruption. Though it may just turn out to be incompetence. It's unfortunate that the NRA might have once been fixabl...
by Rimfire McNutjob
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1886 .45-70 to .50-110?
Replies: 14
Views: 366

Re: Winchester 1886 .45-70 to .50-110?

It's easier to convert a Model 71 to 50-110 in all likelihood. The .348 WCF and the 50-110 share the same case head dimensions. A 45-70 gun may need the cartridge stop and lifter modified, etc. Obviously the barrel but may also need a different mag tube given the case head diameter increase. I haven...
by Rimfire McNutjob
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 4-Barrel "Quattro-Cannone" 28ga Shotgun
Replies: 3
Views: 164

Re: 4-Barrel "Quattro-Cannone" 28ga Shotgun

I'll bet that was fun to regulate.
by Rimfire McNutjob
Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Henry 38-55.....and it is a side-loader...!
Replies: 16
Views: 473

Re: Henry 38-55.....and it is a side-loader...!

Wow ... they got around to adding King's Improvement 150+ years after the fact.
by Rimfire McNutjob
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nice Mini-MiniGun....
Replies: 14
Views: 466

Re: Nice Mini-MiniGun....

The Firearms Owners Protection Act of 1986 ... protecting me from owning one of these since 1986. That law has saved me countless $'s since '86 ... truly a revolution in firearms owner protection.
by Rimfire McNutjob
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need a favor...
Replies: 4
Views: 252

Re: Need a favor...

I don't ask for much but I really need some facebook people to vote (heart) for Lucy ... I think this is where it went sideways. As a gun crank that is getting older, I can promise you I'm not now nor have I ever been on Facebook. Probably a fairly thin intersection here between Levergun users and ...
by Rimfire McNutjob
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A truly HEARTWARMING story....!
Replies: 1
Views: 166

Re: A truly HEARTWARMING story....!

Florida. I don't think there's anything more that needs to be said. If you're low IQ and have trouble with that line between right and wrong OR you just can't seem to rot your teeth out with Meth fast enough ... you are in Florida.
by Rimfire McNutjob
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: NRA Politics (What to do, fixes, rants, information, etc...)
Replies: 51
Views: 23389

Re: NRA Politics (What to do, fixes, rants, information, etc...)

Old Ironsights wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:05 pm
I met The Vichy at an event in the late '90s ...
I had totally forgotten your name for LaPierre. That still cracks me up all these years later. Thanks.
by Rimfire McNutjob
Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jeff Quinn review of the Ruger Wrangler
Replies: 20
Views: 696

Re: Jeff Quinn review of the Ruger Wrangler

Well Jeff looks to be doing much better. Good to see that. It looks like the frame, gate, etc, are metal injection molded. They look quite well done. Cerakote hopefully bonds well to aluminum. I'm sure they etch it first. It does allow for a consistent finish though. And by that I mean that the barr...
by Rimfire McNutjob
Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY Rusty.
Replies: 5
Views: 97

Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY Rusty.

Yes, enjoy your birthday and get out into this crazy nice weather we seem to be having this weekend.
by Rimfire McNutjob
Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: NRA Politics (What to do, fixes, rants, information, etc...)
Replies: 51
Views: 23389

Re: NRA Politics (What to do, fixes, rants, information, etc...)

I know this is an old post topic but I read a recent article that reminded me why I let my membership lapse long ago. When the NRA originally OPPOSED the Heller case, I swore I would not send them any more money. That's right ... they couldn't remember which side they were on and they opposed the ca...
by Rimfire McNutjob
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who has 73,000 Bump-stocks...???
Replies: 6
Views: 385

Re: Who has 73,000 Bump-stocks...???

Doc, do you remember the incredible run on AR lowers back in 1994? Then the ATF came out and threatened that even if you had the lower, you would have to prove you had the rifle assembled before the law took effect. It wasn't enough to own the parts. And the burden of proof was on the owner of cours...
by Rimfire McNutjob
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: N Frame
Replies: 42
Views: 969

Re: N Frame

Bah humbug ... I prefer the L frame in 6". Nice old Smith's though.
by Rimfire McNutjob
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday Rimfire McNutjob.
Replies: 5
Views: 132

Re: Happy Birthday Rimfire McNutjob.

Thanks. I came in late to work and have been slacking most of the day ... as is proper on one's birthday. I've still been around on the board but not posting very often. I've sort of swung to my other hobby of designing devices for control purposes. Maybe once these kids are all out of the house I'l...
by Rimfire McNutjob
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any love for the Browning BLR?
Replies: 22
Views: 527

Re: Any love for the Browning BLR?

Current offering is Miroku made and has aluminum receiver but the bolt locks into a barrel extension so the light metal takes none of the pressure. Yup, just like my Lightweight BAR ... except with a lever instead of a gas port, etc. I was always curious as to how many parts the BAR and BLR had in ...
by Rimfire McNutjob
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any love for the Browning BLR?
Replies: 22
Views: 527

Re: Any love for the Browning BLR?

Do they do a BLR with an aluminum receiver version these days like the lightweight BAR? I've only handled the regular straight grip short action version but they do seem nice. Are these Miroku guns? Edit: I guess I should have gone over to the Browning site first. They ALL seem to be the lightweight...
by Rimfire McNutjob
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colt lightning rifles - who’s a fan?
Replies: 26
Views: 538

Re: Colt lightning rifles - who’s a fan?

I've always wanted a small frame 22 Lightning but I was told by someone that they are more delicate / finicky that most other actions. Any opinions here from shooters?
by Rimfire McNutjob
Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's Have Elmer v. Jack Redux....
Replies: 32
Views: 553

Re: Let's Have Elmer v. Jack Redux....

Faced with making a bowl of tuna salad, I have to think that both Keith and O'Connor would have gone Miracle Whip. I have a light-weight BAR in 270 and can only conclude that it's gross overkill for the small frame deer we have here in Central Florida. From a tree stand in the area I used to hunt, 7...
by Rimfire McNutjob
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gun Show Find Winchester Low Wall 22 Long
Replies: 40
Views: 1313

Re: Gun Show Find Winchester Low Wall 22 Long

Some day I'm going to finally get hold of one of those Sheard triple-leaf sights. There was a guy in NY making a run at reproducing them but I don't think he ever did more than a couple.
by Rimfire McNutjob
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AR-15's are NOT "direct gas impingement"
Replies: 7
Views: 503

Re: AR-15's are NOT "direct gas impingement"

What I found interesting is at 2:!4 in the video when the slow motion part starts that shows the recoil. Look at the muzzle brake. Look how much vibration there is at the end of that barrel ... it's jumping all over the place.
by Rimfire McNutjob
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sis Was The LAST Person In The World I Thought Would Buy One
Replies: 20
Views: 864

Re: Sis Was The LAST Person In The World I Thought Would Buy One

Are these "easy to rack" 380's all locked breach guns? I have a blowback 380 (Beretta 84F) and it has a pretty stout recoil spring making it stiff to rack. I always thought a locked breach 380 would be superior but 30 years ago I don't think many (if any) were made.
by Rimfire McNutjob
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just a FYI ..... Taurus introduces new .22lr
Replies: 12
Views: 579

Re: Just a FYI ..... Taurus introduces new .22lr

I'm assuming they mostly copied someone else's design but I don't recognize it. Does anyone know what it's meant to mimic?
by Rimfire McNutjob
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite 22LR ammunition
Replies: 35
Views: 999

Re: Favorite 22LR ammunition

In LR, Winchester Power Point. I still have a bunch in the clear red plastic packs from the great ammo shortage some years back. In WMR, the 34 grain Winchester JHP ... but not the 30 grain. For some reason, my HK-300 likes it.
by Rimfire McNutjob
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 6.5 Creedmoor in Lever Action
Replies: 27
Views: 1345

Re: 6.5 Creedmoor in Lever Action

Looks kind of like a straight grip BLR but with a Marlin-ish lever pivot pin. Nice rifle.
by Rimfire McNutjob
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: how would you like walking up on this
Replies: 32
Views: 1210

Re: how would you like walking up on this

That ... is a lot of turtle.
by Rimfire McNutjob
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: youtube hacked?
Replies: 3
Views: 382

Re: youtube hacked?

In an attempt to censor YouTube inside of Pakistan, the national telecom carrier sent all YouTube requests to a black hole (a route that doesn't exist). Unfortunately, they published this bad route externally to the main carrier in Hong Kong who then propagated it around the world with a relatively ...
by Rimfire McNutjob
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: and now for something completely different
Replies: 14
Views: 887

Re: and now for something completely different

I haven't been to the Willow Tree in some time. When they have the German band playing, it's just crazy in there. Some really good food though. I'm trying to remember what I get ... I think it's the Farmer's Schnitzel.
by Rimfire McNutjob
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another Moose from BC
Replies: 26
Views: 1097

Re: Another Moose from BC

One of my favorite sayings was from one of the board members here that was a regular moose hunter. "Nothing ruins a moose hunt quite like shooting one." Because, of course, once the shooting is over it has to be packed out. And I take it they are famous for being shot, wandering into the nearest bog...
by Rimfire McNutjob
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Historical Origins of Common Phrases
Replies: 9
Views: 577

Re: Historical Origins of Common Phrases

I'll add a gun related one that I always found interesting ... GOING OFF HALF-COCKED Usually meaning that someone did something rash or unexpected ... often something they would regret later. As we all know here, the half-cock notch on the hammer more or less grabs the sear making it impossible to d...
by Rimfire McNutjob
Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: IMR 3031 Replacement
Replies: 15
Views: 1037

Re: IMR 3031 Replacement

When I saw the title of this post I thought they were discontinuing 3031 and panic had briefly set it. I see now it's just a metering issue with those long extruded sticks. Crisis averted.
by Rimfire McNutjob
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: They are overpriced bad.
Replies: 11
Views: 899

Re: They are overpriced bad.

I got one in the early 90's and then added a few more in 6" (one in nickel in the wood case) in the mid-90's. I just love how the 6" handles and shoots. Now I wish I had picked up some 4". I'm NOT even going to look on GunBroker ... I don't want to know. I love my Diamondbacks.