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by JimT
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Overloading a Sixgun
Replies: 25
Views: 527

Re: Overloading a Sixgun

On one occasion a ‘few’ years ago my son came by with one of my 44 magnum reloads. It would not chamber in his Superblackhawk. I tried and agreed! When I decomposed the cartridge two bullets were found! I use a Dillon 550. After that I weigh each cartridge to check for overloads. Loading only a ful...
by JimT
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Africa Taught Me
Replies: 10
Views: 339

Re: What Africa Taught Me

Meek had a little different meaning when the KJV bible was printed. Yes. This difficult-to-translate root means more than "meek." Biblical meekness is not weakness but rather refers to exercising God's strength under His control – i.e. demonstrating power without undue harshness. The English term "...
by JimT
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting levergunner
Replies: 5
Views: 172

Re: Interesting levergunner

I'm wondering if that is a levergun or if we are seeing some of the trapping on his saddle? His hand looks to be closed right where the triggerguard would be. In addition the barrel looks too big .. more like a muzzle loader or a shotgun. Capture.JPG Capture2.JPG Or it could be just the weird way I ...
by JimT
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question / POLL
Replies: 89
Views: 907

Re: Question / POLL

I think we should be introducing young people to the game. I know some of you are. Jim, I've always admired your wisdom...for real...... I hate to be the one to inform you but young people are very actively involved in firearms.......the problem is that they are all over at the Glock and AR forums....
by JimT
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: from Robert Ruark
Replies: 8
Views: 289

from Robert Ruark

'Rich,' the Old Man said dreamily, 'is not baying after what you can't have. Rich is having the time to do what you want to do. Rich is a little whiskey to drink and some food to eat and a roof over your head and a fish pole and a boat and a gun and a dollar for a box of shells. Rich is not owing an...
by JimT
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question / POLL
Replies: 89
Views: 907

Re: Question / POLL

David wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:14 am
I think the parents laws were it was not based on your age but behavior.
I believe you are correct. But also the neighbors took care of our behavior. If a neighbor had to "adjust" my behavior, I got it again when I got home. Times were different back then.
by JimT
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question / POLL
Replies: 89
Views: 907

Re: Question / POLL

About 10% of readers responded .. giving an average age of 64.
Thanks everyone.
I think we should be introducing young people to the game.
I know some of you are.
Keep it up!
We ain't getting any younger!
by JimT
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question / POLL
Replies: 89
Views: 907

Re: Question / POLL

I believe anyone can create a poll, up to 15 answers. Must be first post. I am not sure what you mean by that David. It's not my first post. I was one of the guys who first turned on the lights here. :D Down by options and attachments on a first post there's also a poll tab. Put in up to 15 answers...
by JimT
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many here lap their revolver barrels?
Replies: 7
Views: 169

Re: How many here lap their revolver barrels?

When I was younger I did. Then I found that if I shot the gun and put 2 or 3 thousand rounds through it, it became quite accurate! Most of the time any constriction in the throat don't hurt accuracy as much as the lack of consistent shooting 3 or 4 times a week. I had Gary Reeder build a 45 Ruger sh...
by JimT
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do you store your leather?
Replies: 11
Views: 217

Re: How do you store your leather?

I have mine in a big plastic tub .. the kind with the "locking" lid. You can find them that are pretty tight. Add some of those little bags that pull the moisture out of the air.
by JimT
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: American Ingenuity
Replies: 13
Views: 349

American Ingenuity

mousetrap.JPG My nephew sent me this. He said it reminded him of my Dad. Dad used to shoot rats in the basement with his Remington 1858 .44 cap n ball pistol, loaded with a full change of black powder and just a greased wad over the powder. It would roll the rats over and sometimes they would run o...
by JimT
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question / POLL
Replies: 89
Views: 907

Re: Question / POLL

I believe anyone can create a poll, up to 15 answers. Must be first post. I am not sure what you mean by that David. It's not my first post. I was one of the guys who first turned on the lights here. :D Down by options and attachments on a first post there's also a poll tab. Put in up to 15 answers...
by JimT
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question / POLL
Replies: 89
Views: 907

Re: Question / POLL

At this point the average age is 63.4 ...

Of course, when you consider we have had 40-some responses out of 290+ viewers ....

I was happy to see those younger than 50 ... AND those over 75 ....
by JimT
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rossi 92 Reciever Sights
Replies: 7
Views: 179

Re: Rossi 92 Reciever Sights

Our very own NATE KIOWA JONES (aka Steve's Gunz) has a nifty aperture sight that replaces the bolt-mounted safety on the Rossi 92 ...
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by JimT
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Basic Gun Handling - more complex than I thought...
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: Basic Gun Handling - more complex than I thought...

THANKS!!
Sent that to some new shooters.
by JimT
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More 480 Achilles
Replies: 21
Views: 507

Re: More 480 Achilles

Ray wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:33 pm
.480 ach. in cowboy special brass .890" thereabouts .

Found pm thanks. Gas check shank much shorter than custom bullet heel.
I would be interested in how the accuracy is, when you get a chance. I have not tried that and always like to see how things work.
by JimT
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More 480 Achilles
Replies: 21
Views: 507

Re: More 480 Achilles

Ray wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:04 pm
From the "load data" article......

Bullseye

· 5.0 gr. Bullseye = 717 fps
· 6.0 gr. Bullseye = 883 fps

I have some 325 gr. lees loaded over 5 gr. reddot.....but am hesitant to try them. This is out of a new model ruger.

Your advice, Rev. Taylor ?
PM SENT....
by JimT
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Africa Taught Me
Replies: 10
Views: 339

Re: What Africa Taught Me

The dawinists insist that africa is the cradle of humanity and the preschool of civilization. What is sure is, if the church has an earthly backbone it is africa and not western civilization..... https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2019/february/united-methodist-lgbt-vote-conference-plan.html Th...
by JimT
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question / POLL
Replies: 89
Views: 907

Question / POLL

I have been wondering ... what's the average age of the people on this Forum? Have we ever done that?
I will start .. just add your age and a note if you wish.
I am 74.
Been reloading and casting bullets for more than 60 years.
I am still learning!
by JimT
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Africa Taught Me
Replies: 10
Views: 339

What Africa Taught Me

WHAT AFRICA TAUGHT ME or REINFORCED IN MY UNDERSTANDING - Time is not more important than people. - It is good to learn to grieve with those that grieve. - Happiness does not consist of stuff. It consists of people you love and who love you. - Nothing in life is perfect. The most beautiful country ...
by JimT
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If you had just one .44 mold ...
Replies: 17
Views: 282

Re: If you had just one .44 mold ...

I understand that if you get too wide a meplat, you can lose long-range stability with some designs. I did extensive shooting with the WFN bullets using the .454 Casull many years ago. I once set a 5 gallon bucket full of rocks at 300 yards on a nice open hillside. Then I proceeded to shoot at it w...
by JimT
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If you had just one .44 mold ...
Replies: 17
Views: 282

Re: If you had just one .44 mold ...

There's only one "Do It All" cast .44 Bullet as far as I am concerned.
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by JimT
Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More 480 Achilles
Replies: 21
Views: 507

Re: More 480 Achilles

Grizz wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:35 pm
yeahbut, I see multiple front sights, it's a bother trying to guess which one to use !! :)
THE ANSWER!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_u5A0H6PkqE
by JimT
Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More 480 Achilles
Replies: 21
Views: 507

Re: More 480 Achilles

Old Savage wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:54 am
My vision changed at 44, started seeing multiple targets.
When I start seeing multiples I stay home, keep drinking and don't go shooting!
:lol:
by JimT
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More 480 Achilles
Replies: 21
Views: 507

Re: More 480 Achilles

I have shot targets for many years using about a 1" square at 25 yards. It looks a bit smaller than the standard Ruger front sight and you can tell if you are off to one side or the other. These days with my old eyes I have to go to the range early in morning and use a bay that has the sun behind me...
by JimT
Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chronographing the little .357 S&W
Replies: 11
Views: 272

Re: Chronographing the little .357 S&W

Grizz wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:31 am
do you lock your wrist or elbow?
Nope.
by JimT
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chronographing the little .357 S&W
Replies: 11
Views: 272

Re: Chronographing the little .357 S&W

This is another screen capture of the same shot in the original post above. Note the time on the video is the same. I could not see this .. all I saw was a bright flash .. but I found this interesting. I have caught the same thing from other .357's over the years when I looked at a video of them fra...
by JimT
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chronographing the little .357 S&W
Replies: 11
Views: 272

Re: Chronographing the little .357 S&W

Twodot wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:55 pm
was it very loud?


I said, WAS IT VERY LOUD? :lol:
..
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Huh?

Actually .. no, not with earplugs.
The recoil was very fast. Of course it don't weigh much .... but the blood blister is fading and the bruise should go in a couple days. :D
by JimT
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chronographing the little .357 S&W
Replies: 11
Views: 272

Chronographing the little .357 S&W

I've heard a lot of times over the years that the short-barrel .357 revolvers don't produce much velocity. Some feel that you get about as much out of a .38 Special in the short guns. I was playing with the chronograph at the range today and ran a few .357 loads through it. The Rossi Model 92 leverg...
by JimT
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayer request
Replies: 16
Views: 264

Re: Prayer request

Rusty wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:29 am
For any that would like to send cards or letter to Jeff his address:

Jeff Quinn # 73
Henry County Healthcare Center
239 Hospital Circle
Paris, Tn 38242
THANKS RUSTY!
by JimT
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need prayer for my Dad!
Replies: 26
Views: 376

Re: Need prayer for my Dad!

He is home now. My brother and Sister in Law who live in Denver are moving my Parents in with them. My Dad's health is becoming such that he will need more care than what my Mother can give. At 90, and less than a month from 91, he is just not as strong and active as he once was. Age gets to all of...
by JimT
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayer request
Replies: 16
Views: 264

Re: Prayer request

I spoke with him today and told him people were praying for him. His health is fragile. His is feeling ...I guess "unsettled" would be a good word .. which I feel is normal after enduring what he has gone through. And of course he is quite medicated which can make the emotions go wonky. He is starti...
by JimT
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hagee nails it imo.
Replies: 6
Views: 303

Re: Hagee nails it imo.

Weather forecasters and preachers are about the only people who can be consistently wrong and people still follow them.

(I do not mean to start an argument or demean anyone's character .. just a personal observation.)

:P
by JimT
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Don't know if it made US news.
Replies: 10
Views: 504

Re: Don't know if it made US news.

At the weekend 3 men were stabbed to death and several wounded by a Libian refugee who was known to Mi5, one of the dead was an American. When I was in London a couple years ago they had a public program called "Save A Life - Turn In A Knife" or something similar as I remember it. Sounds like it di...
by JimT
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shooting
Replies: 19
Views: 566

Re: Shooting

this triggered a seriously funny story about someone who shot his t.v. when the Marshall drew and fired! it did happen, but I didn't see it. I know of it happening with BB pistols, .22's and even .45 Colts. More than a couple guys have tried to outdraw the Marshall and wrecked a TV in past years. :...
by JimT
Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Laughing is Good For You So . . . Helium Beer!
Replies: 4
Views: 182

Re: Laughing is Good For You So . . . Helium Beer!

Where do I get some?
by JimT
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shooting
Replies: 19
Views: 566

Re: Shooting

Sixgun wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:11 pm
Ok Jim...I'm going outside to test out this upside down thingy....

You think a set of these sights will help...they have them on sale.---6

Real gunmen do not need any kind of sights!
What helps is to watch every episode of GUNSMOKE, and practice outdrawing Marshall Dillon in the opening credits.
by JimT
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shooting
Replies: 19
Views: 566

Re: Shooting

piller wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:11 am
The Apostle Paul ordered Timothy to drink a little wine for his stomach issues. Not getting into the religious part too far, but there is a real difference between having a little and getting drunk.
Yessir ... moderation in all things.
Well ... maybe not in guns and ammo ...... :D
by JimT
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shooting
Replies: 19
Views: 566

Re: Shooting

You can use either hand .. or both hands ... but when you want to put the pressure on other shooters, you use your weak hand. It makes them try really hard and only the ones who are really trained will not overdo it. My Dad taught me that when I was a young boy. He shot in matches and often he would...
by JimT
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shooting
Replies: 19
Views: 566

Re: Shooting

6pt-sika wrote:
Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:28 pm
I think it’s kinda funny one of your flock would use BEER bottles as the target :lol:
My wife and I were never "teetotalers" ... we read in The Book that Jesus actually made wine! :D :lol:
by JimT
Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shooting
Replies: 19
Views: 566

Re: Shooting

Booger Bill wrote:
Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:18 pm
You aught to name that "Nut Breaker."
:D :lol: :P
by JimT
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shooting
Replies: 19
Views: 566

Shooting

trick_shot.jpg I am sure the old gunhands here know this ... When shooting with the weak hand, gun upside down, pulling the trigger with your little finger ... - You use a 12 o'clock hold instead of a 6 o'clock hold. - The gun recoils down. - It's best to NOT use heavy loads. I used .38 Specials wi...
by JimT
Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colt Baby Dragoon
Replies: 8
Views: 401

Re: Colt Baby Dragoon

All the original Baby Dragoons I've seen were steel frame, not brass.
by JimT
Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colt Baby Dragoon
Replies: 8
Views: 401

Colt Baby Dragoon

No ... not a real one. An Italian copy that belonged to my father-in-law. When he passed I inherited it. It hasn't been out of the safe in 25 years! I dug it out today .. it needed a little rust taken off .. the ram was frozen in place. When I went to take it off the barrel I found the entire ram wa...
by JimT
Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: gamekeeper talking about his shotgun reminded me of my project
Replies: 3
Views: 175

Re: gamekeeper talking about his shotgun reminded me of my project

i have found the 410 works rather nicely with .44 caliber round balls and even with .44 caliber 200 gr. bullets.
by JimT
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: update on my $32.50 Cooey.
Replies: 7
Views: 244

Re: update on my $32.50 Cooey.

Single shot shotguns are just fun!
And if you have enough of them you can come up with some very different applications for each one.
:D
by JimT
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: gamekeeper talking about his shotgun reminded me of my project
Replies: 3
Views: 175

gamekeeper talking about his shotgun reminded me of my project

Last month I ran across a like new H&R Topper 12 ga. for about $100. Played with it a while and decided to shorten it. I cut the barrel to 20" .. drilled and tapped it and got the bead re-installed. It's a handy little thing but needs a recoil pad. And maybe a few ounces of lead in the stock. (uhm ....
by JimT
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big day today
Replies: 27
Views: 1069

Re: Big day today

I don't know about it looking "old school" ... THAT'S THE WAY THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO LOOK!!
Very nice!
by JimT
Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I finished reading THE LAST SHERIFF IN TEXAS last night.
Replies: 5
Views: 563

I finished reading THE LAST SHERIFF IN TEXAS last night.

I enjoyed the book but can see where some might not like parts of it. The book is not totally about Sheriff Ennis and the author goes into great detail about life in small-town Texas in 40's and 50's. He spends a lot of time on minute details. I liked it 'cuz I grew up during that era. And I liked t...
by JimT
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lighten Up Francis
Replies: 5
Views: 430

Lighten Up Francis

Police arrested two kids yesterday .... one was drinking battery acid, the other was eating fireworks. They charged one - and let the other off. Poop jokes aren’t my favorite kind of jokes. But they are a solid number two. I like to tell jokes about vegans every now and then. But not about tofu. Tha...