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by JimT
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Out for my morning walk early this AM
Replies: 11
Views: 230

Re: Out for my morning walk early this AM

I like the sound of the radials also .... love listening to them at idle. I crewed a de Havilland Beaver back in the 1960's .. Pratt & Whitney R985 (Jr. Wasp) 450 HP. Had a pilot who would not let me crank start it if the battery was down. He hand propped it! Amazed me the first time he did it.
by JimT
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Out for my morning walk early this AM
Replies: 11
Views: 230

Out for my morning walk early this AM

I was rewarded with a P-51D Mustang coming overhead, approaching the airport. Far enough out he did not have his gear down yet. Close enough that he wasn't too high. Love the sound of that engine!
by JimT
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: JEFF QUINN HEALTH UPDATE- August 21st, 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 234

JEFF QUINN HEALTH UPDATE- August 21st, 2019

(I received this today) Good afternoon all....this is Souette Quinn...Jeff's 1st wife as he likes to call me. We have received literally hundreds of inquiries and words of support for Jeff. They have not gone unnoticed although Jeff is not accessing any media of any type at this time or taking calls...
by JimT
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chronographing Model 94 .30-30 Trapper
Replies: 10
Views: 265

Re: Chronographing Model 94 .30-30 Trapper

Nath wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:00 am
Good old h322 8) one of my favourites.
It does work, don't it? :D
by JimT
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chronographing Model 94 .30-30 Trapper
Replies: 10
Views: 265

Re: Chronographing Model 94 .30-30 Trapper

Jim...kind of off the subject but I noticed you used the 125 Speer bullet for the AK..311. Funny thing, a couple of years ago a buddy gave me 1000 of those but they were mil-sup......didn't want no money....he said, "these are useless, full metal jacket, .311 diameter.....hell, they do great in the...
by JimT
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chronographing Model 94 .30-30 Trapper
Replies: 10
Views: 265

Re: Chronographing Model 94 .30-30 Trapper

JimT, For me, the Federal large rifle Match Magnum primers made a significant difference in my .405 WCF when shooting compressed charges. The 400 grain load I took buff hunting was 35 fps faster with the only change being to switch from xxx mag primer to Fed215M. It burned very clean too. Primers a...
by JimT
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chronographing Model 94 .30-30 Trapper
Replies: 10
Views: 265

Re: Chronographing Model 94 .30-30 Trapper

I believe I shot that gun at a hackberry tree exactly one time. The guy who let me shoot it did not look so much like lee marvin back then. The other shooters were really mad at that tree. In less time than it took me to type this they had sawn it down with concentrated gunfire. Belay that tree spe...
by JimT
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chronographing Model 94 .30-30 Trapper
Replies: 10
Views: 265

Chronographing Model 94 .30-30 Trapper

These are OK in my gun but may not be in yours. Chronograph of .30-30 loads Winchester Model 94 Trapper 16" barrel 12 feet from muzzle to first screen _____________________________ 135 gr. Hornady FTX bullet 31 gr. H322 (R-P rifle primers) 2218 fps average 32.5 gr. H322 (R-P rifle primers) 2235 fps...
by JimT
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Me ....
Replies: 7
Views: 263

Me ....

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by JimT
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: From Before America Became PC
Replies: 7
Views: 346

From Before America Became PC

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by JimT
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: bloodshed
Replies: 17
Views: 502

Re: bloodshed

I worked in a few countries after the Army. All I can say is not all Christians are good, and not all pagans are bad. I think there must be a bigger plan in place . I cant see god letting millions of folks perish who have no education on the bible just on account of being born under the wrong flag....
by JimT
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1862 Pocket Colt in .380
Replies: 12
Views: 456

Re: 1862 Pocket Colt in .380

AmBraCol wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:38 am

Kind of like the 480 Achilles! :D
The 480 Achilles is pretty popular. There must be 4 or 5 out there somewhere! :P
by JimT
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Question
Replies: 1
Views: 129

The Question

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by JimT
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sunday Reminder
Replies: 7
Views: 221

Sunday Reminder

... the great thing to remember is that, though our feelings come and go, His love for us does not. It is not wearied by our sins, or our indifference, and, therefore, it is quite relentless in its determination that we shall be cured of those sins, at whatever cost to us, at whatever cost to Him. ...
by JimT
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: internet security
Replies: 3
Views: 209

Re: internet security

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by JimT
Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good Thing It Was A Small One
Replies: 9
Views: 379

Re: Good Thing It Was A Small One

marlinman93 wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:34 am
Hey Jim, we were in your old stomping grounds west of Ritzville, Wa. this weekend! Not much changed, but still neat country in a rugged way.
Things in that country never change quickly. 60 years is too fast for much change. :D
by JimT
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speaking of things that sting
Replies: 24
Views: 497

Re: Speaking of things that sting

Seems like ants are attracted to the bottom wire on the electric fence around our chickens. Not sure why.
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by JimT
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good Thing It Was A Small One
Replies: 9
Views: 379

Good Thing It Was A Small One

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The 30-30 works ok on the little ones like this, but I would use at least a Model 71 on the big ones. Probably an '86 in .45-70 would be better.
by JimT
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Night I Almost Shot Down A UFO
Replies: 3
Views: 304

The Night I Almost Shot Down A UFO

The UFO thread brought back memories of a UFO encounter north of Phoenix, Arizona back about 1964 or 65. I was still in High School at the time, soon to graduate and be sent on a Graduation Gift Trip to the Far East where current War Games were being played. But that's another story. On this particu...
by JimT
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I wonder what these pilots are seeing...???
Replies: 34
Views: 938

Re: I wonder what these pilots are seeing...???

Because the western mind typically rejects any spiritual explanation we have to come up with physical/material explanations ... which may be true ... or may not be. I don't doubt people seeing unexplained things. I have had my own experiences.
by JimT
Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mowing the old fasion way.
Replies: 61
Views: 852

Re: Mowing the old fasion way.

Pushed one of those a lot as a kid. In Mozambique they cut the grass with a type of machete ... index.jpg 01-20130720-5167-whaun.jpg You see them mowing the sides of the roads at times. The joke from there is: "You may be a missionary kid if you know how to cut grass with a machete but you don't kno...
by JimT
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alabama Concealed Carry Permits no longer exempt from NICS
Replies: 4
Views: 314

Alabama Concealed Carry Permits no longer exempt from NICS

When purchasing a firearm, all Alabama residents will have to go through the NICS check. Their CCW permits are no longer recognized as being exempt from NICS.

https://www.atf.gov/firearms/docs/open- ... f/download
by JimT
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chrongraphed a couple loads from my Trapper yesterday
Replies: 4
Views: 266

Chrongraphed a couple loads from my Trapper yesterday

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Winchester Model 94 Trapper .30-30
16" barrel

125 gr. Speer .311" (AK bullet)
32.5 gr. H322
2384 fps average

Speer 130 gr. FP Hot-Cor
32.5 gr. H322
2414 fps average

Shooting at 130 yards I could not tell any advantage with the spitzer 125 gr. bullet.
by JimT
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: dumb phones
Replies: 38
Views: 837

Re: dumb phones

I am not sure how we did it, but back in the day, we traveled all over the US and parts of Mexico without cell phones, GPS, or any type of radios. In the 1970's we traveled down into Baja numerous times. We would mark a village on a map and tell our folks, "If we ain't back in a month, start looking...
by JimT
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1862 Pocket Colt in .380
Replies: 12
Views: 456

Re: 1862 Pocket Colt in .380

Gun companies must be running out of innovation.---6 A friend of mine wrote: right now "concept" guns are the thing. Many companies are coming out with special concept guns. Just like concept cars. If they get enough call for them, they make them. If nobody is interested they quietly drop the idea ...
by JimT
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1862 Pocket Colt in .380
Replies: 12
Views: 456

Re: 1862 Pocket Colt in .380

Talking with John, once he is done writing it up I believe it just may end up with a 3" or 4" barrel. :D
by JimT
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1862 Pocket Colt in .380
Replies: 12
Views: 456

1862 Pocket Colt in .380

John Taffin has been testing one for several months now. He says it is a fun little gun. The photos are his.
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by JimT
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: dumb phones
Replies: 38
Views: 837

Re: dumb phones

One of my friends was given a smart phone. He said it made all kinds of sounds, but the best sound it made was "KLUNK" when he threw it in and it hit the back of the dumpster.
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by JimT
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For Terry Murbach's widow
Replies: 11
Views: 498

Re: For Terry Murbach's widow

Thanks Paul. Terry was one of a kind and I was proud to be his friend. Judy can use the help ... and our prayers!
by JimT
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unasked-For AR Advice
Replies: 14
Views: 422

Unasked-For AR Advice

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by JimT
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The First Intelligent Bullet?
Replies: 19
Views: 597

Re: The First Intelligent Bullet?

Just wondering, from those condemning ballistic gelatin, what is a better test medium? I don't know anyone that has some cows to shoot, or can afford big chunks of beef... Back in the 1980's I shot a lot of wild dogs. This was in the mountains of southeast Arizona. One year, between May and Septemb...
by JimT
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The First Intelligent Bullet?
Replies: 19
Views: 597

Re: The First Intelligent Bullet?

But ...
It HAS to be good!
It worked very well in jello.


ahahahaha
by JimT
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Old.....?
Replies: 12
Views: 367

Re: How Old.....?

We all get our information from somewhere....my source is my dear departed buddy John Kort who was a cartridge historian. On the ballon head cases Jim T is pretty much spot on.....1950's I remember the name "John Kort". I believe I communicated with him sometime in the distant past. Nice guy as I r...
by JimT
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Old.....?
Replies: 12
Views: 367

Re: How Old.....?

3leggedturtle wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:28 pm
JimT, your on a roll, thats 5 things I've learned this week from you..... todd/3leg
THAT was my entire knowledge base! Now what am I gonna do?
by JimT
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Old.....?
Replies: 12
Views: 367

Re: How Old.....?

Some interesting information here. Can you tell from the outside if they are balloon head? There's no groove in the cartridge body just ahead of rim on balloon head cases. Both of these are balloon head. Long and Short 45 Colt.jpg Balloon Head Cutaway CIMG6370.JPG Cutaway Balloon Head case and mode...
by JimT
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The First Intelligent Bullet?
Replies: 19
Views: 597

Re: The First Intelligent Bullet?

This kind of reminds me of that PMC load they had back in the 80's where the bullet was just a copper tube with a plastic gas check on it. Another gimmick that didn't last very long. Joe They sent me some of those, back when I was writing for The New Gun Week. I shot some critters with them and you...
by JimT
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Old.....?
Replies: 12
Views: 367

Re: How Old.....?

. Were both case types (solid/balloon head) made together after the solid head case was introduced ? . I am not sure. When I was a kid in the 50's the balloon head cases were common. I still ran across them up into the late 60's and early 70's. I have several hundred .45 Colt balloon head cases yet...
by JimT
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Old.....?
Replies: 12
Views: 367

Re: How Old.....?

Balloon Head cartridges were produced until sometime after WWII .. I believe into the 1950's. I am not sure when the headstamps were changed at Winchester.
by JimT
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The First Intelligent Bullet?
Replies: 19
Views: 597

The First Intelligent Bullet?

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by JimT
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: There's No Reason To Do This
Replies: 15
Views: 487

There's No Reason To Do This

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by JimT
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electronics
Replies: 4
Views: 197

Re: Electronics

by JimT
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remington 740
Replies: 21
Views: 446

Re: Remington 740

When I was a Correctional Services Officer in the State Prison, we were issued the 742 in .308. In one shooting incident it was discovered the firing pin was broken, the rifle would not fire and the Officer had to go to a backup weapon. It all worked out for him but precipitated an investigation of ...
by JimT
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The .380
Replies: 20
Views: 555

Re: The .380

Grizz wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:35 pm
That's a Beaut. Did you make it? I mean, make it be a 380?
No sir. Cimmarron (Uberti) 1862 Pocket Conversion .. if/when I get one I will shorten the barrel to 4".
by JimT
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The .380
Replies: 20
Views: 555

Re: The .380

My next Concealed Carry pistol ... only change will be a 4" barrel.

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It is a .380 ACP
by JimT
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The .380
Replies: 20
Views: 555

Re: The .380

I was under the misapprehension that the Duke was killed by a 7,65mm bullet fired from an FN Browning model of 1910. It was a FN m1910 serial no 19074 but in 380 ACP. You beat me to it Jim... :D More info ... An FN M1910, serial number 19074, chambered in .380 ACP was the handgun used by Gavrilo Pr...
by JimT
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The .380
Replies: 20
Views: 555

Re: The .380

FN Model 1910 pistol chambered for the .380 ACP (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archduke_ ... of_Austria)
by JimT
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The .380
Replies: 20
Views: 555

The .380

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Yesterday was the 105th anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand, killed with a lowly .380
by JimT
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: do I need a 41mag
Replies: 20
Views: 431

Re: do I need a 41mag

What is this word? "need"? It does not fit into a sentence about firearms!
by JimT
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pitchy's joke inspired me
Replies: 5
Views: 264

Re: Pitchy's joke inspired me

my cookbook
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by JimT
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grandpa Said....
Replies: 16
Views: 522

Re: Grandpa Said....

Grandpa T played a 5 string banjo.
The songs he played would be called bluegrass today. Back then it was just "music" everyone knew.

Grandpa only drank to steady himself.
Sometimes he got so steady that he couldn't even move.