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by yooper2
Tue May 28, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I just saw that the 1895 is back.
Replies: 37
Views: 1301

Re: I just saw that the 1895 is back.

OK....who wants a 35 Winchester Model 1895?.....I got a nice one here that's the scarce takedown with the scarce shotgun butt with the even rarer hard rubber butt plate. Bright shiney bore.....solid rifle.....excellent shooter with jacketed or cast.....solid 70% gun. $3200...more than fair....comes...
by yooper2
Fri May 24, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I just saw that the 1895 is back.
Replies: 37
Views: 1301

Re: I just saw that the 1895 is back.

Agree on the 35 Winchester. Ken Waters had one made up on a Browning, think it was just a rebored 30-40 Krag. He did a write up on it in one of his Pet Loads columns.


Eric
by yooper2
Sun May 19, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cast bullet load in 35 Remington
Replies: 13
Views: 2515

Re: Cast bullet load in 35 Remington

Earl,

I have an old Remington 14 and have had great success with the Lee 358-200-RF gr bullet. It is a knock off of a RCBS design. If you would like to try it I'd be happy to send some your way.


Eric
by yooper2
Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite sixgun barrel length?
Replies: 37
Views: 830

Re: Favorite sixgun barrel length?

For a working farm gun, 4 5/8" is the only choice for me. For a dedicated hunting gun I'll pack anything up to a 10 1/2" Ruger Maximum as long as I have a proper rig for it.


Eric
by yooper2
Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Henry 38-55.....and it is a side-loader...!
Replies: 16
Views: 440

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

Neat, about time. I hope they offer steel versions in the future.


Eric
by yooper2
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My new .250-3000 was delivered today
Replies: 12
Views: 479

Re: My new .250-3000 was delivered today

Congrats on the new rifle. It's very cool that Savage is keeping this cartridge alive.


Eric
by yooper2
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Dad's old 1945 sporterized Jungle carbine
Replies: 10
Views: 353

Re: My Dad's old 1945 sporterized Jungle carbine

That is really cool.

I got one for my little cousin on his 16th birthday and he hunted deer, coyotes, and bear with it exclusively for the next 15 years or so stacking up a big pile of dead critters. They are handy and certainly get the job done.


Eric
by yooper2
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Costner & Harrelson.......
Replies: 29
Views: 1110

Re: Costner & Harrelson.......

Just watched it, really enjoyed the movie. :D It's a shame rangerider7 does not post anymore, I would have liked to hear his opinion on it, I believe he knew quite a lot of Texas Ranger history, especially Frank Hamer. I would like to hear his take on it as well. I miss his posts of memorabilia and...
by yooper2
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning 1895 35 Whelen AI
Replies: 9
Views: 371

Re: Browning 1895 35 Whelen AI

Very cool project, always though that would be a cool one. When the Browning '95s came out Ken Waters had a 30-40 Krag rebored to 35 caliber, not sure it it was a 35 Krag or a true 35 Winchester but either way I though it was about the coolest thing going.


Eric
by yooper2
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fresh thoughts on concealed carry choice?
Replies: 34
Views: 623

Re: Fresh thoughts on concealed carry choice?

I prefer a short barreled Smith 19 on the belt or an old Colt Agent with a hammer shroud slipped in my pocket, often both. That said, I recently installed a trigger kit on a Smith M&P 45 Compact for shooting buddy and it handles wonderfully. It is light and points very naturally for me.


Eric
by yooper2
Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Small Ax Quality
Replies: 47
Views: 3154

Re: Small Ax Quality

I have a littel hatchet made by Collins Axe that somebody gave me. Good piece of steel but the blade was awful thick, thinned it down and it is now a wonderful tool.


Eric
by yooper2
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ever see 'pliers' like these...?
Replies: 10
Views: 549

Re: Ever see 'pliers' like these...?

I have a couple pairs of those, the smooth jaw ones are great for doing work on sailboat rigging that is soft stainless or bronze. High quality tools.


Eric
by yooper2
Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: JimT's post about the 130 grain bullet got me to wondering about 200 grain bullets
Replies: 10
Views: 477

Re: JimT's post about the 130 grain bullet got me to wondering about 200 grain bullets

The CBA sells a Frank Marshall collection on disc that is well worth it's modest price, good information and a wonderful writing style. He designed a heavy flat nosed 30 caliber bullet he called the Bench Or Woods Marshall (BOWM) that he put to good use in the 30WCF. Don't recall who made it but the...
by yooper2
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: JimT's post about the 130 grain bullet got me to wondering about 200 grain bullets
Replies: 10
Views: 477

Re: JimT's post about the 130 grain bullet got me to wondering about 200 grain bullets

Well, that's plenty enough reason to go ahead with a project in my book. Better to be in the shop than watching the tube or something. 8)


Eric
by yooper2
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: JimT's post about the 130 grain bullet got me to wondering about 200 grain bullets
Replies: 10
Views: 477

Re: JimT's post about the 130 grain bullet got me to wondering about 200 grain bullets

Thunder50 wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:42 pm
think I might build a 30-30 bolt gun. Turn the rims down to fit the .473" bolt face and just see what the thing will do as far as accuracy.
Might as well just pick up a 788, guys in the CBA have long known what the 30-30 can do out of a good bolt gun.

Eric
by yooper2
Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 35 makes meat in Michigan
Replies: 9
Views: 540

Re: Marlin 35 makes meat in Michigan

Nice deer, where in Michigan?

Eric
by yooper2
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buffalo Newton High Powered .256 Newton
Replies: 4
Views: 307

Re: Buffalo Newton High Powered .256 Newton

I think Ken Waters did a "Pet Loads" column on this cartridge at one time. Charles Newton was an interesting guy who really pushed the envelope.


Eric

Edit
The article is on page 666 of the combined Pet Loads compilation.
by yooper2
Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GREAT thing for disabled veterans....
Replies: 5
Views: 311

Re: GREAT thing for disabled veterans....

Last year or the year before at a farm show I saw a kid (12-14?) with a similar tracked vehicle but it was closer in size to a regular power chair. He said it got around just fine on the farm but he had to be careful on side slopes over 20% grade. He had raised some very good looking Dorsets, think ...
by yooper2
Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wyatt Earp's Colt SAA up for auction
Replies: 18
Views: 1114

Re: Wyatt Earp's Colt SAA up for auction

Sixgun wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:07 pm
Thanks Eric and no, I ain't the man...just a peon former forklift driver who got lucky. After having the guns I factory lettered them and that's who the purchasers were. just dumb luck. ---6
You may be lucky Jack, but you're definitely the man!

Eric
by yooper2
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wyatt Earp's Colt SAA up for auction
Replies: 18
Views: 1114

Re: Wyatt Earp's Colt SAA up for auction

Denver, Pa.?????? 35 miles down the road.......I'm off....well, retired......I still have my eighth grade lunch money.....mmmmmm......I'm GOING!!!!! Naaaa....I was dreaming......75-100 g's ???? My guess if the provenance is as good as it says, it will beat that price. Shoot it? Why sure.....single ...
by yooper2
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Took the '30-30s out this morning.
Replies: 9
Views: 686

Re: Took the '30-30s out this morning.

Give RE7 or BL-C(2) a try. Both meter much better than the stick IMR powders, which improves accuracy a bunch! My max load with 150 grain flat nose gas-checked cast bullets and RE7 is about half the size of the same velocity using 3031. Reloader 7 has become my go to powder for full power cast load...
by yooper2
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 4043
Views: 65692

Re: CMP--Garand--Pics added.

Nice looking rifle. Garands are a hoot, the old guy swore up and down by them from his time in the Pacific and Korea. Mine is a parts gun I put together but it shoots great, mostly use cast. The Ed Harris 165gr and IMR 4064. Before everything got crazy and I moved I was messing around one day and re...
by yooper2
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: H&G #68 4 cavity
Replies: 18
Views: 790

Re: H&G #68 4 cavity

Also a fan of H&G molds. I have two 8 cavity gang molds, one of which used to belong to Ed Harris. They produce fantastic bullets plus you get a workout using them! Eric Nice what are your two gang molds for or rather what two bullets do they cast ? #130, a 185gr 45 target swc and #51, a 158gr 38 s...
by yooper2
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: H&G #68 4 cavity
Replies: 18
Views: 790

Re: H&G #68 4 cavity

Also a fan of H&G molds. I have two 8 cavity gang molds, one of which used to belong to Ed Harris. They produce fantastic bullets plus you get a workout using them!

Eric
by yooper2
Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nickel plated cases question
Replies: 20
Views: 896

Re: Nickel plated cases question

Just a hint to those who use -- or would, but can't find -- products like the Imperial wax. Plain ol' Johnson's Paste Wax, found in supermarkets everywhere, works just as well, costs a bunch less, and one can is virtually a lifetime supply. No knock against Imperial, but as a dyed-in-the-wool cheap...
by yooper2
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How about a dog post?
Replies: 49
Views: 2052

Re: How about a dog post?

We've been dogless since our Samoyed Monty died a couple of years ago as we've been running around taking care of our old folks. Since that has reached it's inevitable conclusion we got on a list for a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon pup, should be due around Christmas. Tried to post a picture of Monty ...
by yooper2
Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who's shooting a Bearcat these days?
Replies: 44
Views: 2163

Re: Who's shooting a Bearcat these days?

I had an old aluminum frame model as my first trapline pistol. It was a handy devil and mechanically accurate. 1-1/4" groups at 25 yards with ammo it liked (early Stingers?) off a sandbag. Problem was I couldn't shoot it that well without a rest; my hands are just shy of 5" across the knuckles and I...
by yooper2
Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday yooper2.
Replies: 6
Views: 461

Re: Happy Birthday yooper2.

Thanks gents, it was a rough one here but the thoughts are much appreciated!


Eric
by yooper2
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: N.E. US of A - travel tips, anyone?
Replies: 23
Views: 1643

Re: N.E. US of A - travel tips, anyone?

The White Mountains in NH are awful pretty and I think Mystic Seaport in CT is awesome but I'm a wood boat nerd.


Eric
by yooper2
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bullet molds
Replies: 14
Views: 996

Re: Bullet molds

On my MP mold once you get the pins hot bullets fall out by gravity or at most a gentle tap. Erik at Hollowpoont Mold will convert molds to the same Cramer style hollowpoint pin that Miha uses or his own "inset bar" style which looks like a winner. He also does the Lyman style. Erik does excellent w...
by yooper2
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bullet molds
Replies: 14
Views: 996

Re: Bullet molds

I should add that it can take a while to get molds from him and the prices fluctuate as he prices them in his nation's currency. That said, I would love to have more of his molds.

Eric
by yooper2
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bullet molds
Replies: 14
Views: 996

Re: Bullet molds

I have one of his molds. Piece of art. It's a three cavity with flat point and two hollow point pins. All drop bullets well when up to temp. This style beats the old lyman hollow point molds by a mile. Way faster casting and therefore easy to keep temps where they need to be foe good hollowpoints. E...
by yooper2
Thu May 31, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Denver gun show
Replies: 17
Views: 1123

Re: Denver gun show

Your posts are always guaranteed to be interesting, what beautiful old guns you turn up!


Eric
by yooper2
Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 41 Mag
Replies: 25
Views: 2118

Re: 41 Mag

I have Model 58 Smith that has fixed sights and is regulated to the old Police Load. I use the H&G Kieth bullet over 7.5 grs of Unique for a shade over 1000fps. Easy shooting load that still puts things down fast. In my Blackhawk I also like 9 grs of Unique under the same bullet for closer to 1200 f...
by yooper2
Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: John Kort aka W30wcf
Replies: 55
Views: 3646

Re: John Kort aka W30wcf

Very sorry to hear this. He had a great depth of knowledge and shared it freely. Deepest sympathies to your family.

Eric
by yooper2
Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shortening barrel on Chaparral advise please
Replies: 14
Views: 1312

Re: Shortening barrel on Chaparral advise please

Lots of good advice above but if you'd still rather have someone else do it contact John Taylor of Taylor Machine. He does great work for reasonable prices and is game for most anything. He does a lot of work for Ed Harris' nifty ideas like the bunny guns.

Eric
by yooper2
Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Coyote Killer! -- 12 Ga/.222 Rem "Combination Gun"
Replies: 8
Views: 732

Re: My Coyote Killer! -- 12 Ga/.222 Rem "Combination Gun"

Neat gun. How much does it weigh? I've really enjoyed the 20 ga Savage 24s that I've shot but the 12 gauge version is a bit clunky for my idea of a do everything farm gun. Of course yours is far more mission specific and sure beats hauling 2 guns! A 25/35 and 12 or 20 gauge combo gun that weighed ab...
by yooper2
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Early Browning A-5???
Replies: 7
Views: 612

Re: Early Browning A-5???

I have a an old Belgian A-5 16 gauge with the garand style safety. Its far and away the finest shotgun I own, whenever I go upland hunting with my cousin it's the gun I grab. No issues with safety, I prefer it to the side to side moving version.


Eric

P.S. I'm a lefty.
by yooper2
Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Went to one of the LGS yesterday.
Replies: 4
Views: 473

Re: Went to one of the LGS yesterday.

Wow, that's really unfortunate. I hope they are able to pick up the pieces and get their business back on track.

A question, what does the ATF do in situations like this? The loss of the paperwork must really get their undies in a bunch and I'd imagine they would be all over you.

Eric
by yooper2
Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: America's Oldest Hardware Store Closing...
Replies: 14
Views: 1505

Re: America's Oldest Hardware Store Closing...

Sad to hear this. I worked in an old small town hardware at one point, loved it. Was always fun when folks came in trying to "make something work" . Little bit of on the fly engineering. I miss small town hardwares.

Eric
by yooper2
Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Widow makers
Replies: 24
Views: 964

Re: Widow makers

Glad to hear you came through ok Pitchy! I've had a few friends killed on the fire line by snags and such, came all to close once myself, only ended up with a broken collar bone but these close calls can certainly make you pucker some. Stay safe folks.

Eric
by yooper2
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rare H&R Top-break: Model 299 "New Defender"
Replies: 8
Views: 961

Re: Rare H&R Top-break: Model 299 "New Defender"

Neat little gun, it'd be a dandy on the trapline!

Eric
by yooper2
Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buying Other People's Handloads
Replies: 34
Views: 1473

Re: Buying Other People's Handloads

I have shot plenty of other people's handloads, in their guns. I've only seen/been involved with one kaboom in my life and it was while shooting a police positive target in 38 special (neat and scarce little sixgun) that I was going to buy. I was shooting the sellers reloads and on the third shot th...
by yooper2
Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Cabin of Winchesters
Replies: 24
Views: 2317

Re: A Cabin of Winchesters

missionary5155 wrote:
Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:26 am
That could have been up in the UP 1950's.... Thank you for posting this photo !
Could be the UP 20 years ago too!


Eric
by yooper2
Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A public thank you to sixgun
Replies: 35
Views: 2347

Re: A public thank you to sixgun

Jack, It's getting no shortage of attention from her, that's for dam sure. As far as hunting goes by myself goes, I wish! Still taking care of the old folks. I've only gotten to shoot 4 or 5 times since this business started, far cry from the 5 or 6 days a week I averaged prior! Small price to pay t...
by yooper2
Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A public thank you to sixgun
Replies: 35
Views: 2347

Re: A public thank you to sixgun

Yooper, want to hear a lot more about that. Well, the lady took a real shine to this 375. Calls it the "good looking one" (Used to be my nickname!) She's shot an old 30-30 Stevens bolt gun since she was a teenager and was never interested in anything I brought home until this 375. The day it showed...
by yooper2
Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A public thank you to sixgun
Replies: 35
Views: 2347

Re: A public thank you to sixgun

Nobody better than Six! He had an old Ohaus scale that he listed in the classifieds here and went unsold. A few months later my dad knocked his identical scale off his bench and it wouldn't zero out properly so I asked Six if his was still available. He not only dug it out and had it shipped the nex...
by yooper2
Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday yooper2
Replies: 5
Views: 527

Re: Happy Birthday yooper2

Thanks gents! It's been a rough past few months and I haven't been around here (or shooting) anywhere near as much as I would like, hopefully this will be a year of positive changes.

Best,

Eric
by yooper2
Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I need a Martini
Replies: 15
Views: 1719

Re: I need a Martini

Can't help you any but my first centerfire rifle was a martini cadet "rechambered" to 32-20. Fired cases didn't look a whole lot like a 32-20 but the brass worked and you could reload for it with a Lyman 310 tool which only neck sized. My only bullet was a 3118 my Grandad had on hand and about 90% o...
by yooper2
Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rem 14 in 25 Rem
Replies: 18
Views: 1836

Re: Rem 14 in 25 Rem

Hairtrigger,

I've seen ammo so marked, as well as "30-30 Remington" for the 30 Remington rimless but never knew any rifles were marked that way. Always something new in this game!

Eric