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by yooper2
Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS IN OK, .375 HORNADY #3715 BULLETS
Replies: 8
Views: 316

Re: WTS IN OK, HORNADY BULLETS

Pm sent.

Autocorrect changed "Hornady" to "tornado" in the subject line.

Eric
by yooper2
Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS IN OK, .375 HORNADY #3715 BULLETS
Replies: 8
Views: 316

Re: WTS IN OK, HORNADY BULLETS

Are these the old interlocks which were discontinued?


Eric
by yooper2
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: article ..... the .375 Winchester Remembered
Replies: 19
Views: 519

Re: article ..... the .375 Winchester Remembered

Another fan of the 375 Win here. I have a beautiful Marlin 375 I bought off of Sixgun that is a great cast bullet shooter and my wife claimed it as her deer rifle. Also have an old beater 94 BB that I sent to Mahovsky for his metalife treatment that lives in the truck. The SAECO 265gr rnfp gc and ra...
by yooper2
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Gun Room
Replies: 1455
Views: 20741

Re: The Gun Room

Six,

Nice find on the Merwin and Hulbert. My grandad's friend had a Pocket Army when I was a kid and it was so finely fitted that when you pulled it apart to drop the empties you feel a slight suction trying to draw it back together. Have you shot it yet?


Eric
by yooper2
Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just for fun lets kick around this question ..... What was the best 22 rifle you have ever owned and why?
Replies: 46
Views: 798

Re: Just for fun lets kick around this question ..... What was the best 22 rifle you have ever owned and why?

My favorite is an old Winchester 1890, fun to shoot and a joy to carry in the squirrel woods.
Best is probably a CZ 452 American left hand. Thing is very well made and shoots like a bench rifle with good ammo. Absolutely the most accurate sporter weight rifle I've ever owned.


Eric
by yooper2
Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: dumb phones
Replies: 38
Views: 1055

Re: dumb phones

My wife got me one of the SPOT devices like I used with the NPS and Forest Service. Has a check in feature which sends her a text with my GPS coordinates, a "minor issue" button which basically means a dead battery on the truck or something along those lines, and an "oh pelosi" button to send for p...
by yooper2
Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: dumb phones
Replies: 38
Views: 1055

Re: dumb phones

My wife got me one of the SPOT devices like I used with the NPS and Forest Service. Has a check in feature which sends her a text with my GPS coordinates a "minor issue" button which basically means a dead battery on the truck or something along those lines, and an "oh pelosi" button to send for par...
by yooper2
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .25-35 Tomcat is nearly finished
Replies: 50
Views: 3721

Re: .25-35 Tomcat is nearly finished

Funny, I was thinking about this project the other day. I hope you are able to get back to it at some point, otherwise I may have to make a rash financial decision to satisfy my curiosity.


Eric
by yooper2
Tue May 28, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I just saw that the 1895 is back.
Replies: 37
Views: 1692

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: 1692

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: 2793

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: 1009

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: 593

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: 620

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: 459

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: 1357

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: 464

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: 837

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: 3425

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: 633

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: 577

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: 577

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: 577

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: 613

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: 348

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: 352

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: 1254

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: 1254

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: 767

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
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: H&G #68 4 cavity
Replies: 18
Views: 873

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: 873

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: 1004

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: 2311

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: 2394

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: 498

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: 1781

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: 1079

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: 1079

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: 1079

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: 1217

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: 2296

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: 3985

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: 1394

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: 765

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: 649

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: 495

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: 1592

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: 987

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: 1062

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: 1546

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...