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by JimT
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just a FYI ..... Taurus introduces new .22lr
Replies: 7
Views: 117

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

.45colt wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:56 pm
:shock: :shock: :cry: :cry: ..ugly is as ugly does.........................
I am with you. Life is too short to mess with ugly guns. All these "new" things coming out look alike. Square. Plastic. Ugly.
by JimT
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gotta Love Texans
Replies: 3
Views: 131

Re: Gotta Love Texans

What would make him think the zipper on her dress was his? :?:

Oh .... nevermind.
by JimT
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: levers in tactical carbine courses
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Re: levers in tactical carbine courses

From some years ago, Ashley Emerson at Thunder Ranch

http://www.leverguns.com/articles/thunder_ranch.htm
by JimT
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AMAZING PIG
Replies: 2
Views: 159

AMAZING PIG

A salesman stopped by a farm one afternoon to see if he could interest the farmer in anything. While they were talking, a pig limped by, having only three legs, its right rear leg gone and its body all sutured and bandaged. What happened to the pig? he asked. The farmer said, Oh. That is the most wo...
by JimT
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Working in the Office today
Replies: 8
Views: 189

Re: Working in the Office today

J Miller wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:06 am
JimT,

What is your "trim to" length? I have my Redding trimmer set to it and have forgotten.

Joe
I believe the setting is 2.029"
by JimT
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Working in the Office today
Replies: 8
Views: 189

Re: Working in the Office today

Jim, nice day at work for sure. I'm with Bronco -- trimming brass is my least favorite thing. I had a Lyman trimmer that drove me nuts. Bought the Hornady hand-cranked, only to find it won't accept RCBS or Lee shellholders. I said some words that I am going to have to "splain" to Papa God .... :cry...
by JimT
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Working in the Office today
Replies: 8
Views: 189

Re: Working in the Office today

Bronco wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:23 pm
I just love the three way cutters by RCBS. Trimming brass is my least favorite thing about reloading.
Yeah ... cutting the brass can be a pain ... BUT .. I like the way they load when everything is finished. :D
by JimT
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Working in the Office today
Replies: 8
Views: 189

Working in the Office today

https://jimsthoughtshome.files.wordpress.com/2019/01/trim1.jpg Sorted out the rest of the 30-30 brass. These are all headstamped R-P. Got them all cleaned up, trimmed and primed ... ready to load. That case trimmer head with the neck trimmer really speeds things up ... as does running the thing wit...
by JimT
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 130 gr. Speer Hot Core Flat Nose Bullet
Replies: 27
Views: 490

Re: 130 gr. Speer Hot Core Flat Nose Bullet

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. It's just the lighting and the reflectio...
by JimT
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 130 gr. Speer Hot Core Flat Nose Bullet
Replies: 27
Views: 490

Re: 130 gr. Speer Hot Core Flat Nose Bullet

It's Jacketed ... not a cast bullet. It's just the way the light is hitting it.
by JimT
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite 22LR ammunition
Replies: 35
Views: 468

Re: Favorite 22LR ammunition

My Favorites Are: ^ any brand given to me for free ^any kind I can buy in bulk very cheaply THAT'S THE GOOD THING ABOUT A SINGLE ACTION SIXGUN ... WHILE SOME BRANDS OF 22'S ARE MORE ACCURATE THAN OTHERS, THE SINGLE ACTION SIXGUN WILL SHOOT ANY OF THEM FAIRLY WELL. The autoloaders on the other hand w...
by JimT
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 130 gr. Speer Hot Core Flat Nose Bullet
Replies: 27
Views: 490

Re: 130 gr. Speer Hot Core Flat Nose Bullet

marlinman93 wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:25 am
.... I think the 130 flat point Speer is the perfect weight and velocity for a great deer rifle in .30-30.
I agree with you. They just work.
by JimT
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: JimT's post about the 130 grain bullet got me to wondering about 200 grain bullets
Replies: 10
Views: 254

Re: JimT's post about the 130 grain bullet got me to wondering about 200 grain bullets

I shot a ton of the RCBS 190 gr. cast bullet ... ran it around 1800 fps .. shot the white buffalo at Whittington with it. I played with the Sierra 180 gr. roundnose some .. ran it around 1970 fps ... never did anything serious with it. The 190 gr. cast bullet was very accurate.
by JimT
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 130 gr. Speer Hot Core Flat Nose Bullet
Replies: 27
Views: 490

Re: 130 gr. Speer Hot Core Flat Nose Bullet

Sixgun wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:45 pm
Have any of you guys chronographed what you get with this bullet? I'm thinking 25 with a long barreled rifle.
The load shown in the first photo runs 2750
by JimT
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 130 gr. Speer Hot Core Flat Nose Bullet
Replies: 27
Views: 490

Re: 130 gr. Speer Hot Core Flat Nose Bullet

A number of years back I used this bullet to make up some reduced-recoil hunting loads for my stepdaughter. In a stock , scoped 336, that load would shoot three in to an inch at 100 yards, benchrested with me shooting, and did it through 21 rounds in one afternoon, generous cooling-off periods betw...
by JimT
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 130 gr. Speer Hot Core Flat Nose Bullet
Replies: 27
Views: 490

Re: 130 gr. Speer Hot Core Flat Nose Bullet

I've always meant to try that bullet in my short barreled 30-30's. May try a few. Not so much to gain accuracy, as to see how they work in the field. https://jimsthoughtshome.files.wordpress.com/2019/01/14.jpg I used the Speer 130 to take this Whitetail at a bit over 100 yards. It has worked well o...
by JimT
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 130 gr. Speer Hot Core Flat Nose Bullet
Replies: 27
Views: 490

Re: 130 gr. Speer Hot Core Flat Nose Bullet

Thats the bullet my friend uses in his Savage 24 30-30. He usually only shoots 50-75 yds and says it will one-hole three shots. Uses Leverevolution powder. He has killed many a deer with it. The group that I posted the photo of was fired with Leverevolution powder. I have shot deer with that bullet...
by JimT
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who Makes The Best Walker Colt (Colt Walker?) .44
Replies: 18
Views: 413

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

A friend of mine shooting one. He'd be the guy to ask .... Good ole John.....hey, he has the same initials as you! (He robbed me something bad on a 4" 1950 Target in 44 Spl. :D ) That is one gun I sorely miss.....worth five times what JT paid me for it.....well, he did give me a bit of honor for it...
by JimT
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 130 gr. Speer Hot Core Flat Nose Bullet
Replies: 27
Views: 490

130 gr. Speer Hot Core Flat Nose Bullet

https://jimsthoughtshome.files.wordpress.com/2019/01/130-speer-w-lvra.jpg This was fired from a McPherson accurized Marlin 336 levergun at 150 yards. EDIT: For the record, I did not fire the group. I am not sure I was ever that good of a shot and certainly am not now. But I am working on similar lo...
by JimT
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who Makes The Best Walker Colt (Colt Walker?) .44
Replies: 18
Views: 413

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

A friend of mine shooting one. He'd be the guy to ask ....

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by JimT
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Parable for Sunday
Replies: 4
Views: 219

A Parable for Sunday

A traveler was going from Jericho to Tarsus and fell among thieves who beat him and took all his possessions, leaving him naked and dying. A priest went by and looked at him but did not help him because he was a different denomination. A lawyer went by but he had to go bury his dad so he did not sto...
by JimT
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:39 pm
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: 261

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

My shooting range for years was 100 yards from my shop on my own property. I rarely loaded ammo on the range because I was too close to the shop to worry about it. Nowdays I pretty much stick with what I developed over the years. It works. Thats all I need.
by JimT
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Yesterday I loaded 3/4 of a box of 30-30's
Replies: 23
Views: 479

Re: Yesterday I loaded 3/4 of a box of 30-30's

Jim, when I was 15 I asked for several Lee loaders in the calibers we had on the home place. I had been loading 30 WCF with one for a year. Christmas Day after the presents under the tree were opened my Father brought out a box with a Rockchucker and dies for every centerfire we owned. Over 45 year...
by JimT
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Yesterday I loaded 3/4 of a box of 30-30's
Replies: 23
Views: 479

Re: Yesterday I loaded 3/4 of a box of 30-30's

Have not used a smaller press .. not sure what the name would be.
by JimT
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Things to do with the Hornady 135 gr. FTX 30-30 Bullet
Replies: 1
Views: 169

Things to do with the Hornady 135 gr. FTX 30-30 Bullet

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QUESTION: Why?

ANSWER: Because I can. :D
by JimT
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Yesterday I loaded 3/4 of a box of 30-30's
Replies: 23
Views: 479

Re: Yesterday I loaded 3/4 of a box of 30-30's

I do all my loading on an old Rock Chucker RCBS ... have used it for 40 years or so and am getting used to it. I size, deprime, and then prime all the brass. I keep bins full of various calibers ... ready to load. When I start loading all I have to do is add the powder and seat and crimp the bullet....
by JimT
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Yesterday I loaded 3/4 of a box of 30-30's
Replies: 23
Views: 479

Re: Yesterday I loaded 3/4 of a box of 30-30's

.45colt wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:06 am
Let's see...30-30's are pretty cheap to buy new around $15.00, so since there is only 3/4 of a box there I'll give You that much shipped. Looks Great to Me. :D :D :D . Have a Great Day Jim.
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by JimT
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Javelina!
Replies: 19
Views: 702

Re: Javelina!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BywrfF2AFgo I knew of several ranchers who had a pet Javelina ... raised from a baby that they saved from coyotes. They used a potty box when young and were easily housebroken. The biggest problem was they usually were attached to one or two people and would bite any...
by JimT
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Javelina!
Replies: 19
Views: 702

Re: Javelina!

A few of the Javelina from over the years ... all in Arizona, around the Oracle area. https://jimsthoughtshome.files.wordpress.com/2019/01/remington-javelina.jpg Taken with Italian made copy of the 1858 Remington .44 ... about a 30 yards shot. https://jimsthoughtshome.files.wordpress.com/2019/01/12....
by JimT
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Javelina!
Replies: 19
Views: 702

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 That's a coyote hand call. I have used them to call up Mule Deer and Javelina as well as foxes. I have had Javelina up close like that ... run right at you ....
by JimT
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Javelina!
Replies: 19
Views: 702

Re: Javelina!

I have seen some,killed a couple, and eaten J stew, and that one was as big as I have seen. Must have had poor sense of smell and well a poor sight. Not really. Their curiosity often overcomes any fear. It's not clear in that video but it appears to have it's back hair puffed up which is usually th...
by JimT
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Javelina!
Replies: 19
Views: 702

Javelina!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBnUmWzRjK0

I have called quite a few up that close using a Burnham Brothers WF4 coyote call. They come in with their hair bristled up and popping their teeth.
by JimT
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ohio State Football
Replies: 5
Views: 362

Re: Ohio State Football

As to the species of exercise, I advise the gun. While this gives a moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise, and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body, and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun there...
by JimT
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30-30 Wildcat Brass
Replies: 8
Views: 347

Re: 30-30 Wildcat Brass

Griff wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:15 pm
Bust out the dial calipers:
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Thanks Griff. Dimensions of the shoulder are correct for the 7-30 Waters. I kinda figured that's they were.
by JimT
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oklahoma City
Replies: 7
Views: 546

Re: Oklahoma City

I went way up North to Oklahoma City once. It's too strange for me. I ain't going that far North again!
by JimT
Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30-30 Wildcat Brass
Replies: 8
Views: 347

Re: 30-30 Wildcat Brass

Bill in Oregon wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:29 pm
Shoulder isn't sharp enough for it to be .30-30 Ackley. Wonder what it is.
Shoulder is the correct shape for the 7-30 Waters ... not sure about length of the neck ..
by JimT
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30-30 Wildcat Brass
Replies: 8
Views: 347

Re: 30-30 Wildcat Brass

wm wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:39 pm
7-30 Waters is on my bucket list. One day I'm gonna "save" an abused Winchester or Marlin lever gun in 30 WCF with lots of TLC and a relining of the barrel to 7-30.

Why you might ask?

Well because ……. That's about the only answer I got.

Wm
"because" is good enough!
by JimT
Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30-30 Wildcat Brass
Replies: 8
Views: 347

30-30 Wildcat Brass

Going through the 250 rounds of 30-30 I received the other week I found a few wildcat cartridges. They appear to be something on the order of the 7-30 Waters. Inside diameter of the necks are around .284". https://jimsthoughtshome.files.wordpress.com/2019/01/cimg5573.jpg https://jimsthoughtshome.fil...
by JimT
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cord cutting, the cable TV kind
Replies: 19
Views: 641

Re: Cord cutting, the cable TV kind

Spent the years in Africa without news or tv. Had movies on dvd's and in digital form and still watch movies at times. But I found out that being outside the country .. not listening to news .. not reading it or thinking about it ... was very peaceful. I have kept it up and still don't listen to any...
by JimT
Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spent the Holidays in the Hill Country ...
Replies: 3
Views: 187

Spent the Holidays in the Hill Country ...

Visited Luckenbach one day .... the rooster would crow at the end of each song.

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by JimT
Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Terry Murbach
Replies: 54
Views: 2178

Re: Terry Murbach

4655 days ago.... Terry and Judy third and fourth from right side. Short, fat, four-eyed guy behind Terry is yours truly. Skinny kid beside me and behind Tony Boggus is my son. http://www.leverguns.com/csa/2006/csa2006_2.jpg Yessir. I am in that photo also. I remember the time well. I spoke with Te...
by JimT
Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It's A Sign!!
Replies: 6
Views: 308

Re: It's A Sign!!

JerryB wrote:
Sun Dec 23, 2018 7:14 pm
Jim, were you listening to Carabina 30-30?
Yes I was.
by JimT
Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I wonder what shot down this missile...?
Replies: 40
Views: 985

Re: I wonder what shot down this missile...?

It was swamp gas.
by JimT
Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coffee or Die
Replies: 4
Views: 254

Re: Coffee or Die

I liked the Border Patrolman's Christmas article. Thanks for posting.
by JimT
Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It's A Sign!!
Replies: 6
Views: 308

It's A Sign!!

I was listening to one of the only leveraction 30-30 songs ever made
( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YP1NdRu4YpU ) and what shows up at my door?


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It has got to be a sign that I am on the right path!!

:D
by JimT
Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lyman "Nutcracker"
Replies: 10
Views: 399

Re: Lyman "Nutcracker"

Yep. Have 4 sets of handles and dies in 44 Special, 45 Colt, 38/357 .... some 30 30 dies .... also have the full length drive in sizing die for 45 Colt .. I use the 310 for depriming and priming when I am doing just a few cartridges .. My dad started me loading on the 310 Tool probably about 1958 ...
by JimT
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feliz Natal
Replies: 1
Views: 131

Feliz Natal

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Frohe Weihnachten!
Joyeux Noël !
Natale allegro!
¡ Feliz Navidad!
Mutlu Noeller!
Vrolijk kerstfeest!
by JimT
Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Favorite Deer Rifle (a repeat of a post some years ago .. updated)
Replies: 8
Views: 551

Re: My Favorite Deer Rifle (a repeat of a post some years ago .. updated)

That's awesome Jim. I am so peived we don't have this freedom because I would be the first to do so if we could! That charge of 2400 seems quite efficient compared to how much I recall I was dropping in a 357 case! Any velocity figures? N No sir. I never clocked them. Compared with known loads I fi...