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by yooper2
Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need some Marlin 1893 takedown advice
Replies: 11
Views: 211

Re: Need some Marlin 1893 takedown advice

Please do post some pictures of your progress, very much enjoyed your previous projects.

Agree on the longer barrels for offhand, my 1895CB is worlds apart from the shorter ones and a good friend has one of the Canadian Centennial Winchester 1894s with a 26" barrel that is very nice as well.


Eric
by yooper2
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Overloading a Sixgun
Replies: 27
Views: 746

Re: Overloading a Sixgun

Had a beautiful Police Positive Special Target come apart in my hand like the above sixgun. Not my gun or loads, probably a double charge of Titegroup although the owner said he extremely careful. No injury to me but it took a while to get over the flinch.


Eric
by yooper2
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question / POLL
Replies: 106
Views: 1421

Re: Question / POLL

35, grandfather started me out with a .32 percussion gun at 4. First cartridge gun was a 32-20 martini cadet at 7. Been prepping brass as long as I can remember and loading unsupervised since 13. Started casting around then too.


Eric
by yooper2
Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Accurate molds
Replies: 7
Views: 306

Re: Accurate molds

Accurate molds are excellent and Tom is a wonderful guy. I have 8 or 9 of his molds and there are are always more I'm eyeing.

The reason he doesn't do round or spire point designs is that he makes his molds by lathe boring, not a cherry.


Eric
by yooper2
Sat May 09, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Right Handed Kid with Dominant Left Eye
Replies: 24
Views: 549

Re: Right Handed Kid with Dominant Left Eye

I am severely left eye dominant and right handed. As a kid I tried shooting right handed and had a bad time of it. Finally my grandad had me try shooting off the left shoulder when I was about 7 or 8 and it was like magic. I can shoot handguns with either hand equally well but use the left eye regar...
by yooper2
Sat May 09, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: S&W M&Ps
Replies: 14
Views: 547

Re: S&W M&Ps

A good pal has a M&P 45 compact I've shot quite a bit. By far the most ergonomic of the plastic guns for me and I can see how someone would go that route compared to a lightweight commander. His has never bobbled that I'm aware of and I've been present for probably 2000 rounds through it. I'll stick...
by yooper2
Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's Your Reloading Setup Worth Today if You Had to Replace it?
Replies: 23
Views: 727

Re: What's Your Reloading Setup Worth Today if You Had to Replace it?

Dunno in dollar terms as a lot of my gear is considered antique. The only modern stuff I have is a hornady digital scale for weighing brass, a lyman "black powder" measure, a Dillon square deal, and maybe 10 sets of dies. Everything else is older than me and much it came from my grandad or dad makin...
by yooper2
Fri Apr 10, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hardships of sheltering in place:
Replies: 33
Views: 1092

Re: hardships of sheltering in place:

Love Whitney-Kennedy's, particularly the large frames. My greatest missed gun opportunity was a W-K 40-65 with an even patina and nearly perfect bore for $750. It had clearly been used a lot but was very well taken care of and when I put it to my shoulder it felt like it was made for me. I was in co...
by yooper2
Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Flintlock is finished
Replies: 22
Views: 799

Re: Flintlock is finished

Lovely rifle!
Eric
by yooper2
Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Range Day with the 480 Achilles
Replies: 32
Views: 757

Re: Range Day with the 480 Achilles

Always love hearing about this cartridge and project. Just plain fun!

Eric
by yooper2
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ANOTHER New Book!
Replies: 6
Views: 748

Re: ANOTHER New Book!

Book showed up yesterday and I just finished it, great to see some of those articles again! Thanks for making these available in print. Something about about reading a book vs on a screen.


Eric
by yooper2
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: new pocket pistol.....
Replies: 27
Views: 1748

Re: new pocket pistol.....

Reminds me a little of a Liberator pistol. Or a zip gun. Actually I think they missed the mark on this one …… Priced at $70 or less and chambered in something like 22lr/short it might be appealing to people running trap lines. I bet there are at least a dozen of those guys who would be interested. ...
by yooper2
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ANOTHER New Book!
Replies: 6
Views: 748

Re: ANOTHER New Book!

Cool, I grabbed the other one last week and just ordered this one too. I miss the articles on Sixgunner, there was some great stuff.
Thanks for making this available! Now if only Paco would do another run of his book.


Eric
by yooper2
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WORLD'S PRETTIEST PISTOL
Replies: 18
Views: 899

Re: WORLD'S PRETTIEST PISTOL

I haven't shot either the 1861 or 1862 but they sure are easy on the eyes. May have to correct that. I've been shooting my Remingtons and 1851 quite a bit lately, it had been a couple years and I don't know how I let that happen. Cap and ball revolvers are just a blast! The original Rodgers & Spence...
by yooper2
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's Have A Big "Thank You" For Doc AJMD
Replies: 13
Views: 579

Re: Let's Have A Big "Thank You" For Doc AJMD

Agree completely, thank you gentlemen for sharing your knowledge with us!

Eric
by yooper2
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Do You Burn Through Most Of Your .22 Rimfire?
Replies: 23
Views: 752

Re: How Do You Burn Through Most Of Your .22 Rimfire?

Winchester 1890 and a High Standard HD Military for plinking, mostly at steel. A Sentinel does trapline duty.


Eric
by yooper2
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Range report 44-40 with photos
Replies: 43
Views: 1124

Re: Range report 44-40 with photos

Wonderful report and great shooting. May I ask which mold you are using from Accurate? Tom makes some great molds.


Eric
by yooper2
Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The U.S. "War Machine" in WWII (Fighter Plane output)
Replies: 26
Views: 582

Re: The U.S. "War Machine" in WWII (Fighter Plane output)

The gent that married my wife and I had been the curator of the Henry Ford Museum in the 70s. He showed me a Polaroid of the medal that Hitler gave Henry Ford for his contributions to German manufacturing, needless to say that isn't on display at the museum!


Eric
by yooper2
Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The U.S. "War Machine" in WWII (Fighter Plane output)
Replies: 26
Views: 582

Re: The U.S. "War Machine" in WWII (Fighter Plane output)

A good book if you can find it is "Industrial Mobilization for War" put out by the US Civilian Production Administration. It's dry and presented plainly but the numbers are utterly staggering when you stop to consider it. The depth of our nation's manufacturing ability at that time was pretty incred...
by yooper2
Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First new gun of 2020.
Replies: 16
Views: 650

Re: First new gun of 2020.

Nice find! The Cooeys are sort of scarce in the states but when you go to Canada it seems like everybody has at least one of the .22s and a shotgun. Seems like all of the trappers up there use or have used a Cooey as a dispatch gun at one time or another. I'm a fan of single shot shotguns as well, h...
by yooper2
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Never hurts to re-read John Kort
Replies: 12
Views: 518

Re: Never hurts to re-read John Kort

He is sorely missed. Helped me quite a but when I was new to the 38-40. It is wonderful that he left us some of his knowledge in articles. I gave him 1/4 pound of Sharpshooter that he did some experiments with.


Eric
by yooper2
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .303 Levergun.....
Replies: 16
Views: 625

Re: .303 Levergun.....

That's a sharp looking rifle as well. Townsend Whelen did a ton of wilderness hunting with a 30-40 Krag high wall.

Eric
by yooper2
Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .303 Levergun.....
Replies: 16
Views: 625

Re: .303 Levergun.....

Very cool! I wish those folks that were going to make the Martini copies would do something along these lines. Stalking rifles really trip my trigger.


Eric
by yooper2
Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This looks like a fun little 410 'lever-pistol'....
Replies: 13
Views: 652

Re: This looks like a fun little 410 'lever-pistol'....

I imagine that OAL concerns are why you don't see a 3" 410 levergun. Not worth making a dedicated action for a low volume product.


Eric
by yooper2
Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does anybody make a hp mold for the 38-40?
Replies: 11
Views: 662

Re: Does anybody make a hp mold for the 38-40?

I would be inclined to get one of the wonderful designs from Tom at Accurate Molds then send it to Erik at Hollow Point Mold, he will do any style you want. Both are great to deal with.



Eric

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http://www.hollowpointmold.com/
by yooper2
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: '95 Marlin minimum COL
Replies: 5
Views: 335

Re: '95 Marlin minimum COL

Nope, no wad or fillers. I do tip the muzzle up before each shot though. The numbers aren't great, 40-50 fps spread as I recall, was one of the first loads I chronographed about 10 years ago but I had a fire a couple years back in which I lost most of my notes. That said it is good for about 2" at 1...
by yooper2
Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone here shoot a military irons-only rifle match?
Replies: 17
Views: 767

Re: Anyone here shoot a military irons-only rifle match?

The Cast Bullet Association has a couple of military classes, but all are benchrest. Still fun and the postal matches are something to do on those early mornings at the range.


Eric
by yooper2
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: '95 Marlin minimum COL
Replies: 5
Views: 335

Re: '95 Marlin minimum COL

Both of my 1895s will cycle the Lyman collar button fine. Tom at Accurate has some interesting lightweight bullets that may suit you as well. My favorite smokeless load for the collar button is 8 grs of Unique. Also like black with a .5" wad and .125" of compression on whatever the charge of black i...
by yooper2
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HENRY Model X
Replies: 33
Views: 1575

Re: HENRY Model X

Hopefully they will expand the side gate Big Boy offerings to include more traditional models. A steel framed 41 Mag with a loading gate and walnut would make me a real happy camper. I'll pass on the current offering but see it as a step in the right direction.


Eric
by yooper2
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Great Lakes
Replies: 9
Views: 513

Re: Great Lakes

This year my wife and I are planning a trip in our truck camper, around Lake Superior. I am a nautical history buff and will visit the various museums around Superior, including the shipwreck museum along the South Shore in the U.P. Lokking forward to it.. Sounds like a great trip. You get the chan...
by yooper2
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Great Lakes
Replies: 9
Views: 513

Re: Great Lakes

I've often wondered about what remains of the people who are still there as to whether the bones are still there. I've read that cold water often preserves the flesh. I watch these You Tube videos of the Russians who are digging up German bunkers and the stuff they find along with tanks that were s...
by yooper2
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The muddled 38
Replies: 25
Views: 1453

Re: The muddled 38

I carry full charge wadcutters in the little Colt Agent that lives in my pocket. I know from shooting game and livestock that they hit hard for a 38 special load. I use the old SEACO double ended wadcutters and I am not at all concerned about carrying handloads.


Eric
by yooper2
Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .348 Wildcats
Replies: 19
Views: 816

Re: .348 Wildcats

I handled a 348/444 encore barrel, guy made it up as a test bed before making a Marlin levergun for the cartridge. No clue who made it or if he went through with the marlin plan. For me the allure of the .348" caliber is the 348 WCF and Model 71. Nothing a 348/30-30 could do that the available 35/30...
by yooper2
Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 290 vs five feral dogs
Replies: 18
Views: 771

Re: Winchester 290 vs five feral dogs

Great story and it's wonderful that you have the rifle. I used to eliminate feral dogs for the state back home. I used a universal M1 carbine for a while with soft points which never let me down up close but it was hard to hit with once they scattered and got some distance on you. I picked up a Mini...
by yooper2
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M. M.'s Parker
Replies: 15
Views: 375

Re: M. M.'s Parker

Very nice find. I've been shooting a pair of 16s this season for everything that flies. A Belgian Browning A5 with a polychoke and my grandad's old H&R. Having larger sizes of bismuth available has been great.

Eric
by yooper2
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: article ..... the .375 Winchester Remembered
Replies: 19
Views: 769

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: 4943
Views: 81666

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: 1365

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: 1295

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: 1295

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: 3922

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: 2017

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: 2017

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: 3128

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: 1223

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: 733

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: 682

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: 572

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: 1549

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: 584

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