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by marlinman93
Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Damko Martini Rifles
Replies: 21
Views: 360

Re: Damko Martini Rifles

Any chance that Damko will consider selling actions to people who want to build up custom rifles?
by marlinman93
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: African Soldier Sues British Army Over Cold Weather
Replies: 21
Views: 482

Re: African Soldier Sues British Army Over Cold Weather

Tank Hill Ft Jackson SC 1964.What was blacktop?Allit seems we had were sand when dry and mud when wet roads to run and march on. We ran all over Lackland AFB in basic on the streets that ran around the base and barracks. Of course we got out in the dirt occasionally, and found that to be a treat co...
by marlinman93
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Brand New Winchester Calibre At Shot Show
Replies: 27
Views: 445

Re: A Brand New Winchester Calibre At Shot Show

I find it interesting that a fellar over on the AR-15 site in the "Variants" section has been building ARs in .357 based on the .223 case for over 6 years... https://www.ar15.com/forums/AR-15/357-AR-max/121-735639/#i7816498 :P :P :P Nothing new about manufacturers stealing wildcat rounds that the g...
by marlinman93
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: African Soldier Sues British Army Over Cold Weather
Replies: 21
Views: 482

Re: African Soldier Sues British Army Over Cold Weather

We live in a society of idiots and morons who have no common sense, and have to be told to the minute detail what to do, and when to do it. If you don't take them by the hand and treat them like your 2 year old, they'll sue you for not holding their hand. Would this happen everywhere? No. But it wil...
by marlinman93
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who Needs Guns in Homes?
Replies: 19
Views: 386

Re: Who Needs Guns in Homes?

It will be interesting to see how this unfolds as the investigation continues. Wonder what he had in his home that they wanted so badly? Or was his home randomly chosen, and they just had bad luck choosing a well armed, and prepared homeowner? Doubt the media will cover the follow up, but hope they ...
by marlinman93
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Brand New Winchester Calibre At Shot Show
Replies: 27
Views: 445

Re: A Brand New Winchester Calibre At Shot Show

Just what we needed, another new cartridge. Wonder why they didn't just use the .357 Maximum and load it with the same bullets? Could be the rebated rim is better for some actions than the rimmed .357 Max, but for others the rimmed case would work better.
An answer for a problem that doesn't exist?
by marlinman93
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just a FYI ..... Taurus introduces new .22lr
Replies: 12
Views: 260

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

Can't imagine that thing hanging in my safe with my Hi Standard Supermatic, or S&W .22 revolvers. It might sell, but at the MSRP it's too ugly for me to even take a 2nd look.
by marlinman93
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Metric quantity measurements
Replies: 19
Views: 1545

Re: OT: Metric quantity measurements

I hate metrics, and dug my heels in years ago when Jimmy Carter tried to take us kicking and screaming into the metric system. But when I need to convert a quick Google search brings up a conversion table that saves me grief.
by marlinman93
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One Shot, Two Deer
Replies: 7
Views: 114

Re: One Shot, Two Deer

Good to see she can still get out and enjoy hunting. Hope she had two tags for deer! Around here you can only get one tag, so you'd get a ticket for accidentally shooting the 2nd doe.
by marlinman93
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite 22LR ammunition
Replies: 35
Views: 526

Re: Favorite 22LR ammunition

FWiedner wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:11 pm
This post forced me to Cabela's to buy two bricks...

:oops: :lol:
My apologies! I hate encouraging anyone to go to Cabelas! But I hate going there myself too! I wouldn't have been there if I wasn't paying my credit card bill.
by marlinman93
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite 22LR ammunition
Replies: 35
Views: 526

Re: Favorite 22LR ammunition

We were in the local Cabelas today, and I decided to look at their .22 ammo. I was shocked to see Aguila .22 target ammo for $2.99 a box. I grabbed a brick and when I got to the register it rang up as $2.49 a box! I went back and got 20 more boxes at that price. Didn't need them, but good ammo that...
by marlinman93
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another reason to love dogs
Replies: 18
Views: 355

Re: Another reason to love dogs

When I see our little 8.5 lb. dog standing guard at my side while I'm doing something I always laugh. https://i.imgur.com/riuP8bem.jpg Hey Marlinman! We both like old nice guns, old classic cars, and the same breed of dogs. Miss Apple is the black version of Shih Tzu. :D ---6 https://i.postimg.cc/L...
by marlinman93
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite 22LR ammunition
Replies: 35
Views: 526

Re: Favorite 22LR ammunition

We were in the local Cabelas today, and I decided to look at their .22 ammo. I was shocked to see Aguila .22 target ammo for $2.99 a box. I grabbed a brick and when I got to the register it rang up as $2.49 a box! I went back and got 20 more boxes at that price. Didn't need them, but good ammo that ...
by marlinman93
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: belling 357 case mouth
Replies: 11
Views: 303

Re: belling 357 case mouth

I'm also in the M Die fan crowd! Wouldn't, and couldn't live without my set. I buy the inserts from Lyman cheap, and use larger diameter plugs turned down to make the exact sizes I need. I toss the extra threaded parts in a drawer, as I unscrew the plugs to change sizes. They just take up less space...
by marlinman93
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another reason to love dogs
Replies: 18
Views: 355

Re: Another reason to love dogs

When I see our little 8.5 lb. dog standing guard at my side while I'm doing something I always laugh. As if she could really stop anyone from doing whatever they want? She can't even bark, as she just doesn't bark at anything except a rare squirrel. Yet there she is standing between me and whatever ...
by marlinman93
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 130 gr. Speer Hot Core Flat Nose Bullet
Replies: 27
Views: 512

Re: 130 gr. Speer Hot Core Flat Nose Bullet

Sixgun wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:28 pm
Old eagle 🦅 eye Griff......I'd say it looks more like the old cupro nickel from a hundred years ago.--6
My thoughts exactly! It looks like the older jacketed bullet. None of the Speer jacketed flat point 130's I've used had that nickel look to their jackets.
by marlinman93
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 130 gr. Speer Hot Core Flat Nose Bullet
Replies: 27
Views: 512

Re: 130 gr. Speer Hot Core Flat Nose Bullet

I haven't used this particular Speer, but have a lot of experience with the Speer 130 gr. flat point jacketed bullets over a long period of deer hunting with them in a .30-30 Model 336 Marlin. They are very accurate, and allow the 336 in .30-30 to push velocities out well above heavier bullets. Not ...
by marlinman93
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UPDATE Somebody want to explain the attraction to this Colt
Replies: 24
Views: 1005

Re: UPDATE Somebody want to explain the attraction to this Colt

Well, well, well, relisted. This item has been relisted due to a bidding error the first go-around...thank you. https://www.gunauction.com/buy/15531884 This is interesting! I could see one "bidding error", but somebody else had to bid against the one. Maybe two people playing games and bidding it u...
by marlinman93
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite 22LR ammunition
Replies: 35
Views: 526

Re: Favorite 22LR ammunition

It really comes down to much more than your favorite firearm when choosing your favorite .22 ammo. What might work great in one gun, might not work as well in another. And if you shoot for accuracy, vs. hunting, then your choices will be based on completely different ammo. So prior to determining wh...
by marlinman93
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who Makes The Best Walker Colt (Colt Walker?) .44
Replies: 19
Views: 500

Re: Who Makes The Best Walker Colt (Colt Walker?) .44

I don't know who makes the best one, but WHY didn't they have some sort of latch so the loading lever wouldn't flop all over the place...? Did users wrap a leather thing around them, or were the real ones stiffer, or . . . was it also used as a monopod for long range precision shots ... :wink: The ...
by marlinman93
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Consumer Warning: Do NOT Buy a New Alessi Holster !
Replies: 4
Views: 394

Re: Consumer Warning: Do NOT Buy a New Alessi Holster !

Sad to have the original owner's reputation tarnished by a thief. Hope they catch up to this thief and prosecute him to the fullest! But it does seem that from reading the posts this might be his daughter and son in law now running the company, and the "weasel" is gone? So not sure if things are the...
by marlinman93
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DeerZilla....
Replies: 20
Views: 461

Re: DeerZilla....

Nice buck, and definitely more than one guy alone should drag uphill!
by marlinman93
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Painting of "Vietnam Veterans Memorial"
Replies: 10
Views: 326

Re: Painting of "Vietnam Veterans Memorial"

I've been to the wall once to visit the names of a couple high school friends who didn't come home. It's something I'm glad I did, but it's overwhelming also. I wont make another visit, as it's just too sad to see all those names again.
by marlinman93
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UPDATE Somebody want to explain the attraction to this Colt
Replies: 24
Views: 1005

Re: Somebody want to explain the attraction to this Colt

I've owned some Colt SAA revolvers, but when prices started going crazy I sold them. Replaced them with clones from AWA and Uberti, and since I just wanted them to shoot and not collect the clones serve that purpose. I used the extra funds toward my other collectible firearms.
by marlinman93
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reloading 38-56 wcf
Replies: 5
Views: 239

Re: Reloading 38-56 wcf

I did long ago with an original 1895 Marlin in .38-56. I used .45-70 cases reformed, and had the same issue as your gun. But inside neck reaming fixed the issue and no more problems. But I was using a set of RCBS dies, so not sure if your Redding dies were quite the same.
by marlinman93
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: JIMT's post got me wondering .... Any of you guys have a range specific handloading set up for load developement?
Replies: 11
Views: 271

Re: JIMT's post got me wondering .... Any of you guys have a range specific handloading set up for load developement?

Absolutely! My Huntington hand press and Harrell's Precision powder measure always go with me to the range to work up loads. I also use an old Simmons re-decapper to prime and decap cases at the range. They save me time and frustration during load work up, and also save me having to shoot loads I do...
by marlinman93
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buying precious metals......
Replies: 19
Views: 434

Re: Buying precious metals......

I have to add that I've never gotten one ounce of enjoyment out of looking at those ounces of silver I bought many decades ago. But have gotten more enjoyment out of looking at, shooting, and playing with my guns than I can ever measure.
by marlinman93
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buying precious metals......
Replies: 19
Views: 434

Re: Buying precious metals......

Back in the 70's I bought silver every payday. But it was under $5 an oz. then. I stopped when it hit $6 an oz. and still have what I bought back then. Have considered selling it when prices went nuts, but my wife wanted to keep it, so it's still here. I'd rather sell it and invest it in more guns m...
by marlinman93
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You guys stuck it to me this time
Replies: 8
Views: 306

Re: You guys stuck it to me this time

One of the finest deer and varmint cartridges ever designed! And in the 110 it will really shine!
by marlinman93
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are Benchmade Knives Worth The Price?
Replies: 38
Views: 694

Re: Are Benchmade Knives Worth The Price?

Well to start with US Special Forces are issued Benchmade knives. My son in law was issued one when he was a Seal team member. When he was in town visiting we went out to Benchmade in Oregon City, and they did a check up and maintenance for his. They warranty their knives forever, and repair, replac...
by marlinman93
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UPDATE Somebody want to explain the attraction to this Colt
Replies: 24
Views: 1005

Re: Somebody want to explain the attraction to this Colt

Thanks Sixgun! Had to go back and see where I made the mistake on .45 Colt numbers. It was indeed the most common caliber by far!
by marlinman93
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage Arms to release 40 new products at SHOT Show
Replies: 9
Views: 381

Re: Savage Arms to release 40 new products at SHOT Show

I have friend who is a factory shooter for Savage. Have to ask him if there's anything really interesting in all these new offerings.
by marlinman93
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Things that make you shake your head in disbelief ......
Replies: 5
Views: 299

Re: Things that make you shake your head in disbelief ......

Multiple bidders for the same gun explains some of it. Uneducated bidders will explain the rest. Toss those two combinations together, and you've got the recipe for crazy end prices!
by marlinman93
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage Arms to release 40 new products at SHOT Show
Replies: 9
Views: 381

Re: Savage Arms to release 40 new products at SHOT Show

No shortage of decent used Savage 99's, and I'd bet they're cheaper to buy than a newly made version would be. I'd rather buy an older one too!
by marlinman93
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UPDATE Somebody want to explain the attraction to this Colt
Replies: 24
Views: 1005

Re: Somebody want to explain the attraction to this Colt

I agree Sixgun. I was simply stating the fact that the caliber is not rare, and shouldn't bring a premium, even if they do! In many old Winchester repeaters the largest calibers are rare, so not quite the same as a Colt SAA in a big caliber. For most old guns the larger the caliber, the more money t...
by marlinman93
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UPDATE Somebody want to explain the attraction to this Colt
Replies: 24
Views: 1005

Re: Somebody want to explain the attraction to this Colt

You fellers that know these things -- I was surprised by the marking "COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER" on a first generation gun. Grandpa's old babe that I thought was fairly late in the first generation isn't marked that way. Around when did that start? It is the correct barrel marking. If it wasn't Jac...
by marlinman93
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UPDATE Somebody want to explain the attraction to this Colt
Replies: 24
Views: 1005

Re: Somebody want to explain the attraction to this Colt

There should be no premium for the .44-40 caliber in a SAA first gen since that was the most common caliber by far above all others! There were over 71,000 made in .44-40, and the next closest was .38-40 at over 50,000. Now if this was a .22 Rimfire, or one of the .476 Eley calibers then I'd see som...
by marlinman93
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NRA Life Member
Replies: 17
Views: 638

Re: NRA Life Member

Back when I changed from annual to Life I was one year into the 3 yr. renewal. To my surprise they credited the last two years towards mt Life membership, so it cost me $40 less on the total! Not a huge savings, but I appreciated it anyway.
by marlinman93
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Full Metal Jacket
Replies: 7
Views: 567

Re: Full Metal Jacket

Vincent D'onofrio who committed suicide in the movie went on to have a great career in movies and television. I like him as an actor and always enjoy the parts he's played. Even the part as alien/farmer/wife abuser, in Men in Black.
by marlinman93
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An often forgotten great American
Replies: 7
Views: 478

Re: An often forgotten great American

I recall when he was suffering with medical issues and people were saying he was an alcoholic. Even as a young person I was irritated that a true American hero was slandered so easily by stupid people. What he did, and what he went through was truly an amazing story. The movie he made about it only ...
by marlinman93
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NRA Life Member
Replies: 17
Views: 638

Re: NRA Life Member

Congratulations Blaine, and thanks for becoming a Life Member!
I joined yearly back in the 70's, and around 1980 I became a Life member when they offered the payment plan.
by marlinman93
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Just Noticed a Great New Screening Feature On My Android Phone!!!!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 788

Re: I Just Noticed a Great New Screening Feature On My Android Phone!!!!!!

So do you have to wait for a call to set it up? Or can you set it up ahead of time and have it ready? Right now I simply don't answer any numbers I don't recognize. I occasionally get a caller ID on my Android that says, "Possible Spam" but they are very infrequent. same here. I don't answer if cal...
by marlinman93
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crazy glue
Replies: 17
Views: 750

Re: Crazy glue

I use super glue for hairline cracks in stocks. It works great to stabilize those tiny cracks and nothing else can soak into the cracks and work as well.
by marlinman93
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 6.5 Creedmoor in Lever Action
Replies: 27
Views: 905

Re: 6.5 Creedmoor in Lever Action

Funny how everyone is running to the Creedmoor when the 6.5X55 Swiss has been around for over 100 years. Maybe the Creedmoor is more suited to more modern bullets because of a difference in twist. I know a 6.5 penetrates like no tomorrow. I ordered one back when I had my FFL and shot it a few times...
by marlinman93
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Just Noticed a Great New Screening Feature On My Android Phone!!!!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 788

Re: I Just Noticed a Great New Screening Feature On My Android Phone!!!!!!

So do you have to wait for a call to set it up? Or can you set it up ahead of time and have it ready? Right now I simply don't answer any numbers I don't recognize. I occasionally get a caller ID on my Android that says, "Possible Spam" but they are very infrequent. This might be a feature of your l...
by marlinman93
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Javelina!
Replies: 19
Views: 710

Re: Javelina!

Nice javelina Jim! Another bucket list item I'd like to hunt before I'm too old to do so!
by marlinman93
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stolen Winchester 1892
Replies: 42
Views: 1264

Re: Stolen Winchester 1892

This issue has made a nice splash on the internet, maybe that's enough to the Loss Prevention folks to step up and dig into this. The problem of thievery inside UPS, and Fed Ex is nothing new, and this getting publicity wont change anything. Unless the publicity was mainstream network news, the var...
by marlinman93
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 6.5 Creedmoor in Lever Action
Replies: 27
Views: 905

Re: 6.5 Creedmoor in Lever Action

Lever action accuracy hasn't changed in over 100 years. It's simply a case of the way a lever action is made, and the tubular magazine. There's nothing modern makers can do that will make the lever action design any more accurate. That's not to say they aren't plenty accurate for all sorts of huntin...
by marlinman93
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Javelina!
Replies: 19
Views: 710

Re: Javelina!

Check out this video. Too close for comfort. I've never heard a javalena call like this guy uses?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25gmJI_EQ4Q
by marlinman93
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 6.5 Creedmoor in Lever Action
Replies: 27
Views: 905

Re: 6.5 Creedmoor in Lever Action

Looks like a good deer cartridge when chambered in the Henry lever action. How well is does, or could do at long range or any range over maybe 300 yds. depends on the accuracy and format the cartridge is chambered in. If I was looking at a great long range, or even mid range rifle, it wouldn't be a ...