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by BigSky56
Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feeding issues in 1895 500 linebaugh
Replies: 20
Views: 690

Re: Feeding issues in 1895 500 linebaugh

Beartooth bullets makes a 450gr long flat nose, it's a plain base but I've not had any leading problems with their bullets in a 24" 45 colt at 32 cup. danny
by BigSky56
Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Knife Guys a ?
Replies: 12
Views: 324

Re: Knife Guys a ?

trackofthewolf.com has all kinds of knives and blades. danny
by BigSky56
Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I've come across a Rem. Model 81 in .300 Savage...good price, or no?
Replies: 22
Views: 555

Re: I've come across a Rem. Model 81 in .300 Savage...good price, or no?

The was a gentleman up around Lonesome lake BC that used a rem 8 in 35 rem on grizzlies, Ralph Edwards 1910? killed over 150 griz, his son in law killed the #2 griz with a 30/30 about 1955? danny
by BigSky56
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2 Barrel Stove
Replies: 21
Views: 691

Re: 2 Barrel Stove

For a 20x30 shop a single barrel will work fine, put some dirt/sand in the bottom to protect the thin metal. danny
by BigSky56
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Found these girls today
Replies: 6
Views: 412

Re: Found these girls today

Yes a lot of wolf scat on the back roads , the 2 elk calves with the cows means the wolves didn't get them all though. My neighbor called in a pack last year and whacked a big male about 700 yds from my place, big dog 120-125 lbs. danny
by BigSky56
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Found these girls today
Replies: 6
Views: 412

Found these girls today

Was out wolf hunting today and on the way home about a mile from the house I saw 4 cows and 2 calves, which have the reddish brown rump. They were about 100 yds off the road. danny
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by BigSky56
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94 450 Marlin ??
Replies: 20
Views: 620

Re: Winchester 94 450 Marlin ??

When checking cows horseback my saddle gun is a 94 in 30 wcf loaded with some 173gr hard cast fngc bullets. I've been in the alder thickets with cattle and brownies. I've used the same rifle to dump deer&elk, put a ghost ring on the backend a fire sight on the front end and your good to go. A nice l...
by BigSky56
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Saddle gun woes
Replies: 15
Views: 429

Re: Saddle gun woes

I ride horses and pack mules, I won't ride something that's smarter than me. I've pushed horses past ground bees and hornet nests and across rivers, cricks and steep ground to stay ahead of trouble, you cant push a mule. Good story hope your rifle stays true watch the bogs. danny
by BigSky56
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hunting as lifestyle, not just a hobby
Replies: 7
Views: 544

Re: Hunting as lifestyle, not just a hobby

From the pics I see he's enjoying himself nothing better than the rocky's to find what you want to do with your life. danny
by BigSky56
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning 71 Carbine
Replies: 6
Views: 357

Re: Browning 71 Carbine

For years my elk load was a 200gr hornady FN it was hurried along by 53gr of imr 4895 for 2450 fps from a 24" bl out of a B71, that load would hold <1" at 100 yds. Load is from lymans #45 and is listed as a accuracy load. For the last few years I have been using a 245gr beartooth fngc pushed with re...
by BigSky56
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scout style scope on Rossi 92
Replies: 16
Views: 709

Re: Scout style scope on Rossi 92

Burris makes a 23/4x ier with thick duplex and weaver makes a 4x ier I've used both and in thick cover I prefer the Burris with the heavy plex. danny
by BigSky56
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: disaster! a girl, a grizzly and a 30/30
Replies: 67
Views: 4126

Re: disaster! a girl, a grizzly and a 30/30

When you face a animal that can stomp you or eat you a RPG seems inadequate, but get ahold of your fear and you can be like Bell who killed the big five with a 6.5x54 and cape buffalo with a savage 22 HP. It's the Indian not the arrow, use a rifle that won't cause you to flinch and practice then pra...
by BigSky56
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Waldo has had a couple of bad nights
Replies: 5
Views: 404

Re: Waldo has had a couple of bad nights

It pays to have dogs that listen to you and stay at heel till you sic them on something. Moose are tough on dogs. danny
by BigSky56
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cast boolit hunting alloy?
Replies: 19
Views: 887

Re: Cast boolit hunting alloy?

Beartooth bullets out of Idaho, low antimony so the don't shatter and flat nose to cause a cavation bubble when they hit flesh and blood. 173gr in 30 cal and 245gr in 348, can't keep them in deer or elk. In pistols the same outfit. danny
by BigSky56
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 410
Replies: 72
Views: 2319

Re: 410

The 410 is a all round shotgun; grouse, pheasants, huns and years ago when I was a kid I watched my Grandma whack chicken hawks out of the air with a mdl 37 win that were pestering her poultry. Here's a article about a guy that used a 410 on a grizzly in the am with a head lamp.danny https://www.out...
by BigSky56
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The crew chief
Replies: 23
Views: 719

Re: The crew chief

Jeepnik, There's a helio company that comes into the usfs attack base here that uses the huskys for fire fighting and they use a skid for foaming houses in danger. Years ago Erickson aviation lost a ch54 up behind me they were drafting with a snorkel and snagged a tree in the lake, took them 3 weeks...
by BigSky56
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The crew chief
Replies: 23
Views: 719

Re: The crew chief

Piller, I've hit the ground in a slick and a loh, loh just rolled like a egg , just keep your toes and fingers tucked inside. There's one bird I don't want to crash in well maybe two a ch54 tarhe and a chithook ch47 never saw anyone live thru those saw a 47 sling a rear blade at 1500 ft. Lost 33 sou...
by BigSky56
Fri May 31, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I just saw that the 1895 is back.
Replies: 37
Views: 1826

Re: I just saw that the 1895 is back.

There's a guy Ray Lewis on the show the Last Alaskans that uses a 95 in 35 win for moose & bear and walking about. Loaded up it would work on anything. danny
by BigSky56
Fri May 31, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Memorial Day: what it means
Replies: 5
Views: 228

Re: Memorial Day: what it means

RIP, God bless and watch over his family. danny
by BigSky56
Fri May 31, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The crew chief
Replies: 23
Views: 719

Re: The crew chief

Was a ce & dg on a oh6a cayuse and uh1 slicks, took my turn on c model uh1 carrying ss11 wire guided missiles to whack t54's & amtracs. My favorite bird is the loh, they can take a lot of abuse save a rpg hit. danny
by BigSky56
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M-16 Adoption by the Military
Replies: 16
Views: 686

Re: M-16 Adoption by the Military

The never ending debate on the m16, the m193 round was a killer in the first 16 with the 1in 14 twist it would cavatate and corkscrew in flesh the pentagon lost that with the later twists. The downfall of all models of the 16 was the flash suppressant (calcium carbonate) that was added to the powder...
by BigSky56
Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Few Visitors Came By This Morning
Replies: 8
Views: 483

Re: A Few Visitors Came By This Morning

I like watching elk, you will see the lead cow give direction to the herd and see the calves running and playing. The mother's will discipline the caves with a swift kick if causing trouble. I can watch them all day it is peaceful plus I might have a chance to wack a canine that bothers them. danny
by BigSky56
Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making Hard-boiled Eggs Palatable
Replies: 42
Views: 1297

Re: Making Hard-boiled Eggs Palatable

eggs and monkeydick sausages in bread&butter pickle juice. Hard boiled eggs that you skewer long ways and cross ways to let the juice in and your favorite mini sausages such as pepper stick cut up about 3" long. You can vary you're pickling with sweet or sour pickle juice and let it soak a couple th...
by BigSky56
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Black Powder velocities
Replies: 9
Views: 485

Re: Black Powder velocities

Joe, I read in Mike Ventruino's books that he got better accuracy with mag primers so that's what I started with. danny
by BigSky56
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Black Powder velocities
Replies: 9
Views: 485

Re: Black Powder velocities

David, I have run black in my 45 colt 71/2"bbl. mag primer 2F 35 or 36gr a 255gr 1-20 fn got me 900 fps, 3F got some more fps. danny
by BigSky56
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One rifle, one pistol
Replies: 148
Views: 4398

Re: One rifle, one pistol

Grizz, I run speer bullets a 62gr gold dot bonded now and before it the 70gr semi spitzer hot cor, after I saw my Dad dump elk with a savage 22 HP I loaded up the speer 70s it dumped deer and elk just fine. I have taken everything cept moose & grizz so far and in the past used fmc on predators, shot...
by BigSky56
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One rifle, one pistol
Replies: 148
Views: 4398

Re: One rifle, one pistol

Grizz, my bad I forgot about h&k style actions as I was thinking about brass. With the right bullets the 223 is a proper big game round. danny
by BigSky56
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One rifle, one pistol
Replies: 148
Views: 4398

Re: One rifle, one pistol

Jeepnik, the most reliable semi rifle will have a adjustable gas piston system not a DI gas tube that can get so plugged gas won't go down it. For ammo my pick is 62gr speer gold dots. danny
by BigSky56
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One rifle, one pistol
Replies: 148
Views: 4398

Re: One rifle, one pistol

223 in a semi and a single six, 223 has killed everything that walks in NA. danny
by BigSky56
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .348 Winchester versus .45-70 in terms of recoil
Replies: 13
Views: 1070

Re: .348 Winchester versus .45-70 in terms of recoil

A 348 will thump on you especially with 250s. I never noticed it when shooting game but a session at the range will make a sore spot those steel butt plates are rough. danny
by BigSky56
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Woods-Bumming Rifle Choice...
Replies: 83
Views: 3938

Re: Woods-Bumming Rifle Choice...

Grizz, I reread the OP and would modify my answer to a 30/30 and 22 mag pistol. There's an adage: it's the Indian not the arrow, comes to mind. Thanks to all who said welcome. danny
by BigSky56
Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Woods-Bumming Rifle Choice...
Replies: 83
Views: 3938

Re: Woods-Bumming Rifle Choice...

Fence work and checking stock a single six and rifle in 22 mag works for me. 10 years ago a rancher friend on the blackfeet rez was check ing stock on a quad drove up on a cow with a big grizzly chewing on it he used a 10/22, shooting was justified but as he did'nt report within 24 hrs it cost him $...
by BigSky56
Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Ceiling Fan for Helicopter Junkies...
Replies: 10
Views: 783

Re: A Ceiling Fan for Helicopter Junkies...

If you got to crash a bird that's the best one to ride it out in there's a solid bulkhead between the pilot and rear area just keep your fingers and toes tucked in, the bird will roll like a egg. danny
by BigSky56
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Noticed something about the Trophy Quest .30-30 shows
Replies: 22
Views: 1564

Re: Noticed something about the Trophy Quest .30-30 shows

If you want a 30/30 bullet that will ko elk, moose or bears load up some beartooth 173gr. hard cast FNGC they penetrate and work just fine. danny
by BigSky56
Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Honoring our Thunderchief drivers
Replies: 5
Views: 663

Re: Honoring our Thunderchief drivers

NATO was advised of the flight plans of any birds that crossed the DMZ, France was/is a member and France was buddies with the NVA the AA guns @ Sam's were waiting. When I crossed the Cambodian border the flights were handled by macvsog and not NATO. F4 smokers did a good job but A6 intruders carrie...
by BigSky56
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What knives did they use? Really!
Replies: 42
Views: 5299

Re: What knives did they use? Really!

Most of the old timers around here used green river, western and marbles fixed blades, barlow folders seems to have been popular to. I use mora knives for all my cutting and butchering but do have a dexter breakout carbon steel for carving steaks. Swedish stainless is tough to beat and the Scandi gr...
by BigSky56
Fri Nov 25, 2016 11:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hornady HPBT Match bullets for game?
Replies: 10
Views: 1161

Re: Hornady HPBT Match bullets for game?

yes the 69 and 70 gr nosler match, predators only sometimes they pencil thru other times they blow up depends on where you hit them, chest shot they pencil thru shoulder shot they blow up. match bullets jackets can vary from thin to thicker jackets I beleive nosler & sierra hold that spot. If you wa...
by BigSky56
Thu Nov 24, 2016 7:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does Anyone Hunt With Lever Guns Anymore?
Replies: 83
Views: 7106

Re: Does Anyone Hunt With Lever Guns Anymore?

when I hunt BG a levergun is there when I go shooting for predators I use a gas gun, a 99 in 22 highpower rebarreled to .224 diameter is on my wish list. danny
by BigSky56
Wed Sep 28, 2016 4:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: reloading 348
Replies: 12
Views: 1133

Re: reloading 348

The only lead free I know of is the discontinued barnes X bullets in 200 &220g you might find them by looking on the web.

flatnose, 53g of IMR 4895 runs a 200g hornady @2450 in a 24" B71 and I've gotten <1" groups, the load comes from lyman #45 manual. danny
by BigSky56
Tue Sep 06, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best gun lube for the Model 92?
Replies: 25
Views: 1239

Re: Best gun lube for the Model 92?

I clean with ballistol, lube with G96 grease ( viable to -70) and coat the outside with WD-40 specialist its a silicone base and has kept my truck and tractor guns rust free winter and summer there was a product test WD-40 Specialist went 3 weeks on steel on the beach by salt water before it showed ...
by BigSky56
Sat Aug 27, 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: cutting metplate on bullets?
Replies: 14
Views: 1088

Re: cutting metplate on bullets?

Shoot them and reload with your coice of bullets, rimrockbullets.net has 32's in 3 different hardnesses, buffalo bore ammo uses his bullets for the 32 as advertised on the site. danny
by BigSky56
Wed Aug 10, 2016 11:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Montana Rifle Company bolt rifles
Replies: 6
Views: 958

Re: Montana Rifle Company bolt rifles

never handled one they are about 100 miles southeast of me in Kalispell Ive heard talk about them but thats all. danny
by BigSky56
Fri Aug 05, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Strange. Very strange.
Replies: 7
Views: 982

Re: Strange. Very strange.

Ive seen lead ropes everwhere but where you want them if the guy was carrying a colt or clone with no transfer bar it can happen, bet that pony went to pitching when the cap went off. danny
by BigSky56
Fri Aug 05, 2016 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Haying
Replies: 7
Views: 834

Haying

I was swathing some alfalfa & brome, saw this coyote going along the windrows checking them out was able to get a pic of her, she would run ahead of the tractor. she has a litter of pups on the river next to this field. Should make some prime fur this fall. After she left a few deer came out to chec...
by BigSky56
Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hunting Mulies in Idaho--what pistol caliber?
Replies: 11
Views: 938

Re: Hunting Mulies in Idaho--what pistol caliber?

Doug Wesson in 1935 took all kinds of biggame in the US and Canada with a 357 pistol 8"+ bbl 158 gr & 173 gr cast SWC pushed with 2400. forget jacketed bullets use a SWC or a LBT hard cast bullet. HCFN bullets in pistols out perform jacketed SP & HPs, Ive seen it first hand. The cavitation bubble th...
by BigSky56
Wed Mar 16, 2016 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .45 Colt COAL using LBT LFN in an 1892 cycling
Replies: 21
Views: 1313

Re: .45 Colt COAL using LBT LFN in an 1892 cycling

Mike349 welcome, I run a 255 rnfn cast from 900 to 1400 fps from a 7.5" ruger havent checked velocity from my 24" 92 I guess 2-300 fps increase on the top load. the loaddatta is on accurate arms website with AA 5744 powder the top load is 30K psi. danny
by BigSky56
Sun Mar 13, 2016 2:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruger Canadian SBR in 30-06
Replies: 8
Views: 854

Re: Ruger Canadian SBR in 30-06

I think the Danish Gevaer M/53 or as we know it the P-17 would be a better rifle and is used presently by the Danish Sirius sled patrol in Greenland for polar bears. If there was a better arctic rifle they would be using it. danny
by BigSky56
Tue Mar 08, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: powders for the .357 rifle
Replies: 51
Views: 3853

Re: powders for the .357 rifle

Have not loaded for a rifle but will say 2400 is the most accurate out of pistols I have tried, from 158 to 180's the recipe for 158 & 173 were proved out by Doug Wesson in the mid 30's, In the articles section of this forum is the loads used by Wesson for his hunts. danny
by BigSky56
Wed Mar 02, 2016 12:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nice article about seal being honored today with MOH
Replies: 16
Views: 1073

Re: Nice article about seal being honored today with MOH

I have questions about a dogooder going into a combat zone, then GI's losing hide to get them out, just maybe they dont belong there and if they are that committed to dogooding live & die with their decision and dont burden anyone else. danny
by BigSky56
Sat Feb 20, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vintage Colt AR 15 Advertisement...
Replies: 25
Views: 1563

Re: Vintage Colt AR 15 Advertisement...

In all fairness to others I reread the after action report M240s jammed M249s jammed auto grenade jammed and several M4s jammed all to high rate of auto fire, only the ma duce kept working. danny