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by crs
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Local gun shops. And greed. grrrrrrrr......
Replies: 27
Views: 344

Re: Local gun shops. And greed. grrrrrrrr......

Mmm, maybe I am confused, so surely someone will clear this up for me. My LGS is at a local country shooting range and they sell a lot of guns and ammo and have a fair gunsmith on site. They also teach classes for youngsters and do concealed carry classes and qualifications. They sell me quality NEW...
by crs
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lever gun "nostalgia only"?
Replies: 27
Views: 390

Re: Lever gun "nostalgia only"?

Trolls are a waste of time.
by crs
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big Power........
Replies: 12
Views: 298

Re: Big Power........

"CRS...I'm still impressed by your ability to work up those big loads and deliver them accurately for humane kills.....good shootin! Big loads like that make me flinch too much----6" I shot that one left handed and left eyed. :) Plus rifle weight and design: 1886 .45-90 and .405 double and .45-70 do...
by crs
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big Power........
Replies: 12
Views: 298

Re: Big Power........

Rimfire, I think the bags were for protection from bullet and/or plate fragments or from a direct bounce back bullet. At Ricky's range, 86er avoided that by having the 5/8 inch thick plate suspended so that the bullet strike would move the plate and direct the bullet into the dirt below. It was impr...
by crs
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big Power........
Replies: 12
Views: 298

Re: Big Power........

Enjoyed the video!!! But since he mentioned the 1886 .45-90, here is a tidbit or two: My 1886 .45-90 has taken game with the Kodiak heavy jacket FMJ 450 grain bullet with a MV of 2150 fps. The energy slightly exceeds that advertised for the .475 Turnbull. Many believe that with modern bullets and po...
by crs
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:27 am
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.

1895 Flatside, The factory Hornady 300 grain loads are "big medicine" for most game, but recoil takes on a new meaning with my 400 grain DG hand loads at 2070 fps. Like many things in life, I got used to them and they do the job when needed. http://www.jpgbox.com/jpg/51933_600x400.jpg Fortunately, m...
by crs
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 410
Replies: 37
Views: 713

Re: 410

My kids and grandkids learned to shoot shotguns with the same single shot .410.

Grandson Troupe took three Texas turkey gobblers with it before he outgrew it and moved to his mom's O/U 20 gauge. :)
by crs
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Watch Out For Windows 10 - 1903 System Update: It Takes Hours!!
Replies: 19
Views: 313

Re: Watch Out For Windows 10 - 1903 System Update: It Takes Hours!!

Windows 10?

I gave my fancy new W10 laptop to my grandson and stayed on W7.

One day next year W7 support will be dropped and then maybe I will change. :(
by crs
Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gone Hunting back soon
Replies: 11
Views: 417

Re: Gone Hunting back soon

Back now and report is titled something about 2 Texas exotic ranches. :)
by crs
Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bought a nice vintage gun bag/case
Replies: 9
Views: 378

Re: Bought a nice vintage gun bag/case

There's a model number on the toe. Seems like the kind of thing Google is made for.


Ah, Fred, the master of understatement!
by crs
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hunting 2 different Texas exotic ranches
Replies: 11
Views: 292

Hunting 2 different Texas exotic ranches

This is the completion of my previous post "Gone Hunting". All, What began as a replacement for a spring black bear hunt in Wyoming evolved into a planned four ranch exotic hunt in south Texas. Then, participant attrition due to family plans and health issues ended up as a two exotic ranch hunt for ...
by crs
Fri May 31, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gone Hunting back soon
Replies: 11
Views: 417

Re: Gone Hunting back soon

Hi Peter,
Jubalee Ranch west of Corpus Christi and then Richards.
Went well, but ATT Internet service has been very bad with 90 % downtime so I have not loaded pix.
Off now to mow horse pasture before rain and if Inet stays up, will post pix later today. :)
by crs
Tue May 28, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayers please
Replies: 41
Views: 570

Re: Prayers please

Will do.
by crs
Mon May 27, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gone Hunting back soon
Replies: 11
Views: 417

Re: Gone Hunting back soon

Smiley face will do nicely. :)
by crs
Mon May 27, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gone Hunting back soon
Replies: 11
Views: 417

Re: Gone Hunting back soon

Back with some pix and a humongous red deer cow which went to Po Boys game processor today. It may be tomorrow B4 pix are ready.
by crs
Fri May 24, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gone Hunting back soon
Replies: 11
Views: 417

Gone Hunting back soon

Off to south Texas for exotics with big bore doubles.
by crs
Wed May 22, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hornady --- GRRRRRRR!
Replies: 8
Views: 337

Re: Hornady --- GRRRRRRR!

WRT reloading, I started with Lyman and stuck with it- have never used Hornady equipment - so no gripes there. My Hornady opinion is a plus and minus! A big THANK YOU for loading good ammo for the .405 WCF a few years back. A big BOO for not loading .405 ammo now! Maybe the fact that Winchester has ...
by crs
Tue May 21, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 357mag...125gr JSP...Levergun
Replies: 15
Views: 1093

Re: 357mag...125gr JSP...Levergun

TERRY M, MAYBE NOT ALL 125 JSP ARE THE SAME. WITH MY 92 .357 WITH 20 INCH BARREL, I PLACED A 125 JSP INTO THE LEFT EYE OF A 200 POUND SOW AT A DISTANCE OF 5 YARDS. I FOUND THE BULLET MONTHS LATER AT DINNER WHEN EATING MEAT FROM THE RIGHT SHOULDER. THE BULLET WAS NOT LIKE NEW, BUT IT WAS STILL RECOGN...
by crs
Tue May 21, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .357 Mag Handloading with H110 vs Lil'Gun Powders. A Surprising Result
Replies: 25
Views: 588

Re: .357 Mag Handloading with H110 vs Lil'Gun Powders. A Surprising Result

Ray said "Surely I'm not the only one who misses the old speer half-jacket 146 and 160 gr. .357s."

Ray,
It was one of those Speers that took 6 inches of hide and meat with it upon exit from a whitetail.
God only knows what would be left of a human rib cage.
by crs
Tue May 21, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .357 Mag Handloading with H110 vs Lil'Gun Powders. A Surprising Result
Replies: 25
Views: 588

Re: .357 Mag Handloading with H110 vs Lil'Gun Powders. A Surprising Result

Thank you the report and for keeping good records. PS Your results do not surprise me and further confirm many such reports with different powders and barrel lengths that I have read over the past decades. It also further confirms that different components can make a difference. Keep up the good wor...
by crs
Tue May 21, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's talk levergun rifle throats
Replies: 12
Views: 233

Re: Let's talk levergun rifle throats

Bill, As you know the chamber of my Miroku 1895 .405 WCF was extended to allow Woodleigh 400 grain bullets to be crimped at the cannelure. This has worked well and it also lowered peak chamber pressures for all loads. I am happy to report that there has been no measureable change in accuracy or velo...
by crs
Mon May 20, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 357 lever gun 16 vs 20 inch barrel
Replies: 31
Views: 772

Re: 357 lever gun 16 vs 20 inch barrel

I have seen that chart and others for many years. Ho Hum! My 140 grain bullets were travelling 2200+. That load would leave a 6 inch hole in the offside of a whitetail deer. No need to follow a blood trail. Naturally a person may choose to shoot the gun and ammo of his choice, as did OS. PO Ackley d...
by crs
Sun May 19, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 357 lever gun 16 vs 20 inch barrel
Replies: 31
Views: 772

Re: 357 lever gun 16 vs 20 inch barrel

Buy the 20 inch barrel if you plan to hunt seriously with it. I have hand loaded .357 revolver and rifle with 110, 125, 140, 158 grain bullets and shot the hot Super Vel and other hot factory 180 loads and in all, the custom Douglas 20 inch barrel outperformed all shorter barrel lengths - PERIOD. Fo...
by crs
Sun May 19, 2019 7:12 am
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.

Piller, Peter Richards on this forum has an 1895 .405 with a scout scope and 86er and I have shot it - it works very well. That setup could work well with any 1895 caliber with QD rings and factory irons. Six - Opinions differ on the versatility of the 1895 .405, but I just want to remind folks that...
by crs
Sat May 18, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning Model 71
Replies: 9
Views: 443

Re: Browning Model 71

IIRC, Miroku makes all the "new" 1886 and 71 rifles for Winchester (and is actually a part of the same parent company). Again IIRC the light hammer strike symptom was not unusual on the new Miroku 1886 rifles. When new, my 1886 .45-90 rifle often just dented primers of factory 45-70 and 45-90 ammo w...
by crs
Fri May 17, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Red deer rut NZ (no levergun content)
Replies: 6
Views: 215

Re: Red deer rut NZ (no levergun content)

Congrats and thanks for the post and pix. 86'er, other friends and I are going for reds and hogs next weekend. With luck, I will post pix. I plan to use my Simson .405 double and am prepared for the good natured teasing about not using my 1895 .405 which is enjoying some much deserved rest in the sa...
by crs
Wed May 15, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who on here is old enough to remember......
Replies: 16
Views: 390

Re: Who on here is old enough to remember......

Rodents, Yes.
Rats with Daisy pump from under a goat pen two blocks away and prairie dogs galore 400 yards from back door with Winchester M61.

PD ARE STILL THERE AND HAVE ALSO MIGRATED NORTH A BIT AS OF MY LAST VISIT TWO YEARS AGO.
by crs
Sun May 12, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Somebody's please buy this!
Replies: 8
Views: 399

Re: Somebody's please buy this!

Sorry, but I shoot S&W revolvers.

The only Colt I own was won at an NRA auction years ago and is a safe queen:
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by crs
Fri May 10, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Handgun rests for load workups
Replies: 19
Views: 357

Re: Handgun rests for load workups

Years ago, when I was doing a lot of .38 and .357 loading and shooting, I tried several pistol/revolver rests before finding one that worked well. If I still have it, I will send a picture and the name of it. As best I remember it was a three legged triangular based wood unit with felt lined places ...
by crs
Wed May 08, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A dozen buzzards eating catfish heads
Replies: 12
Views: 332

Re: A dozen buzzards eating catfish heads

That or call ICE. :)
by crs
Wed May 08, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question for the American members regarding serial numbers.
Replies: 16
Views: 431

Re: Question for the American members regarding serial numbers.

Maybe they know it was STOLEN AND DO NOT WANT THE COPS TO SEE THE FULL NUMBER?
by crs
Tue May 07, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A dozen buzzards eating catfish heads
Replies: 12
Views: 332

Re: A dozen buzzards eating catfish heads

mikld, It is usually on the shoulder of the county road and only rarely on the turn into our north pasture gate which is rarely used. Mostly a curiosity to me. It bothers me only in the fact that he is transferring his problem and responsibility to me and to the county. He is a very minor irritant c...
by crs
Tue May 07, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A dozen buzzards eating catfish heads
Replies: 12
Views: 332

A dozen buzzards eating catfish heads

Nature in the raw! The county road to town leads past our north pasture fence and since before we bought the property, a local fisherman began dumping his catfish cleaning leftovers on the roadside just out of view from our house. After a lull caused by very rainy weather, he is at it again. As I dr...
by crs
Thu May 02, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Laffs making the rounds
Replies: 10
Views: 367

Re: Laffs making the rounds

Thanks for the chuckles.
by crs
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1st Time Hand-fitting German Claw Mounts for a Scope
Replies: 6
Views: 172

Re: 1st Time Hand-fitting German Claw Mounts for a Scope

Old Number 7; The scalloped rear of the action and the side clips were typical of the Simson guns of that period. My Simson has them also. Mine also has the loaded/cocked chamber indicators, but the photo is not clear where they are. Mine also has the Greener cross bolt - does yours? Here is a link ...
by crs
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone having issues posting
Replies: 19
Views: 303

Re: Anyone having issues posting

Yes and sometimes the completed post that I tried to save is lost.

BUMMER!
by crs
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1886 .45-70 to .50-110?
Replies: 14
Views: 347

Re: Winchester 1886 .45-70 to .50-110?

PETER'S HANDLE APPEARS TO - PETER RICHARDS

He has done some hunt report posts, so you should be able to find them. Possibly a post search for author?

Does a Port McQuarrie sound familiar? Some where on the south east coast.

Enjoy.
by crs
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:52 pm
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...!

Better late than never!
by crs
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Leaf Spring To Coil Spring Conversion
Replies: 15
Views: 313

Re: Leaf Spring To Coil Spring Conversion

A similar spring on my circa 1900 Parker Damascus 20 gauge broke when I was a teenager (long ago and far away in Borger, Texas) and I took the gun to a local gunsmith. He made a new leaf spring to replace the broken one. After buying Parker reproductions in 20 and 12 gauge made in Japan, I only shoo...
by crs
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1886 .45-70 to .50-110?
Replies: 14
Views: 347

Re: Winchester 1886 .45-70 to .50-110?

Since you live "down under", you should make it a point to meet Peter Richards, one of our members.
Peter has a world class collection of lever guns and hunts big stuff with his 1895 Winchester .405. He was over here a few times and I enjoyed hunting with him back then.
by crs
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Many Thanks
Replies: 10
Views: 227

Re: Many Thanks

Griff,
As usual, I am the last person to get the word.
I will also let 86er know.
CRS
by crs
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1886 .45-70 to .50-110?
Replies: 14
Views: 347

Re: Winchester 1886 .45-70 to .50-110?

EG73,
Understood. I was just trying to point out a simple path to a Big-Boomer for taking BIG game.

Enjoy your quest.
by crs
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Troupe's 10 pointer mount
Replies: 5
Views: 168

Troupe's 10 pointer mount

Back from Taxidermist and hanging on the wall of 86er's office. He will bring to me at exotic hunt in late May. Upon my return home, Troupe will find a place to put on the wall.

Image

Fortunately, Troupe thinks it looks great!
by crs
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1886 .45-70 to .50-110?
Replies: 14
Views: 347

Re: Winchester 1886 .45-70 to .50-110?

I have read of a Miroku/Winchester 1886 being converted from .45-70 to .45-90, but have no knowledge of 50 cal 1886 rifles. My stock/factory Miroku 1886 .45-90 DG loads are 450 grain Kodiak FMJ at 2150 fps and they are very effective on Cape buff, bison, etc. The 450 grain NF FPS and 450 GRAIN Punch...
by crs
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good Deed For The Day
Replies: 7
Views: 270

Re: Good Deed For The Day

Proves you are truly a dog lover.
by crs
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 500 S&W in lever guns
Replies: 27
Views: 548

Re: 500 S&W in lever guns

OS, Food for thought. I do have .22, .22 Hornet, .22 WRM, .357, , on up through 1886 .45-90. Both my doubles are well designed + heavy to minimize recoil from .405 and .45-70; both are very pleasant shooters. My main meat getter gun is a magnaported .308. Recoil is not noticeable and does not cause ...
by crs
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 500 S&W in lever guns
Replies: 27
Views: 548

Re: 500 S&W in lever guns

Like most center fire big bore Boomers, there seems to be a small niche market of collectors, hobby shooters, and very few actual hunters that NEED them for hunting. The big bore mystic can be a powerful attraction (mine is bigger than yours syndrome?). Similar to the 600 and 700 NE, there are few h...
by crs
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 357 factory loads
Replies: 10
Views: 418

Re: 357 factory loads

Never had any problems with brand name factory .357 ammo in M19 or M1892 . Or with my hand loads for that matter.

Never seen any Eagle ammo though and do not even know who makes that.
by crs
Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Etiquette For Rednecks
Replies: 7
Views: 315

Re: Etiquette For Rednecks

Thanks Pigsah and well said.