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by JimT
Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 8
Views: 160

Re: Corona Virus

I enjoy Mexican love songs. My radio is set to the Spanish stations here. I listen to them until ... at some point ... I need to go buy a Corona. As for the virus ... I would not have heard of it if you all had not posted something about it. I don't listen to the the news .. watch it or read it. Mar...
by JimT
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spent a couple days making brass for the 480 Achilles
Replies: 9
Views: 126

Re: Spent a couple days making brass for the 480 Achilles

Ray wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:59 pm
My first achilles brass was magtech brand with the cannelure so I was quite restricted in choice of length.....but the cannelure made it easy to cut.....

A hundred of these from grafs don't need cutting/trimming :

https://www.starlinebrass.com/45-cowboy-special
I need to order some of those.
by JimT
Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spent a couple days making brass for the 480 Achilles
Replies: 9
Views: 126

Re: Spent a couple days making brass for the 480 Achilles

GunnyMack wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:37 pm
I read the article about the 480 but I dont remember what the parent case is...?
45 Colt
by JimT
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spent a couple days making brass for the 480 Achilles
Replies: 9
Views: 126

Re: Spent a couple days making brass for the 480 Achilles

Rimfire McNutjob wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:07 pm
What do you suspect is the main reason for the velocity difference?
Extra capacity due to the hollow base in the Huffaker bullet. If I seated the solid base bullet out further (if I had room to do so) it would lower the velocity.
by JimT
Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spent a couple days making brass for the 480 Achilles
Replies: 9
Views: 126

Spent a couple days making brass for the 480 Achilles

It takes a bit of time to cut the brass to the proper length, de-burr and chamfer it. I loaded it with the new Killebrew bullet and the Huffaker bullet. Hope to get to the range this week if it dries out a bit. http://www.reedercustomguns.net/forum/images/uploaded/202001262041205e2df9704aa8f.jpg The...
by JimT
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tree Stand Hunting
Replies: 10
Views: 181

Re: Tree Stand Hunting

6pt-sika wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:26 pm
One of my TreeLounge stands below , I have four of these and a pair of Trophy Whitetail stands all very comfortable and sleep approved by ME ! 380B1BC9-4D9D-4FC7-9259-F6640AED084E.jpeg
But ... that's not made of rotting wood and rusty nails!!
:D
:P
:lol:
by JimT
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tree Stand Hunting
Replies: 10
Views: 181

Tree Stand Hunting

Before I get into this I need to let you know that I grew up in the west. We hunted deer by stalking them. In the mountains of southern Arizona we learned what canyons and valleys the deer loved to bed down in ... to feed in .. and we learned to sneak within handgun range. I had never hunted from a ...
by JimT
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SHOTShow and F.A. (pics added)
Replies: 13
Views: 336

Re: SHOTShow and F.A. (pics added)

Beautiful!

I used mine for several years as my carry gun. Used the ACP cylinder and 1911 magazine or two in my pocket to tote the extra ammo. You can get where you load the thing fairly quickly shucking the shells from the magazine into the chambers.
by JimT
Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SHOTShow and F.A. (pics added)
Replies: 13
Views: 336

Re: SHOTShow and F.A.

Sixgun Sr wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:58 pm
"On my upstairs journey ....."
I was almost believing the story until that part.

:D


:)

:P
by JimT
Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SHOTShow and F.A. (pics added)
Replies: 13
Views: 336

Re: SHOTShow and F.A.

I could be wrong, but I have heard that the .45 ACP was supposed to duplicate the weight and velocity of the .45 Colt. In my revolver, the ACP is comfortable and easy to shoot, as are the loads for the .45 Colt that are safe for the old first generation Colts. Due to the .45 ACP being relatively lo...
by JimT
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Busy .. today and tomorrow!
Replies: 12
Views: 313

Re: Busy .. today and tomorrow!

Loaded the thunder mug with about 2000 gr. of Pyrodex P. It shook the ground and echoed across the valley, waking dogs and old ladies. It was beautiful. Then we shot a flaming arrow into a gasoline soaked cardboard box planted in the edge of the brush pile. IMG_0385.jpeg It took a while ... quite aw...
by JimT
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SHOTShow and F.A. (pics added)
Replies: 13
Views: 336

Re: SHOTShow and F.A.

I was awarded this Model 97 15 years ago. 45 Colt with 45 ACP cylinder. I shoot the ACP 99% of the time. I had my friend Gary Reeder turn the rear of both cylinders off so I could see the cartridge rims. The FA's are the best built single actions in the world, but I didn't want the cartridge rims re...
by JimT
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Busy .. today and tomorrow!
Replies: 12
Views: 313

Re: Busy .. today and tomorrow!

Good on ya Sixgun! I burned a stump down into the ground the other days. I used the front tires off our big SKAG mower to help it along. Had a nice column of black smoke going up about 50 feet. Tomorrow night my daughter is supposed to bring the Youth Group from church out to the ranch. I am gonna s...
by JimT
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Busy .. today and tomorrow!
Replies: 12
Views: 313

Busy .. today and tomorrow!

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by JimT
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I have stopped carrying guns. Instead I carry this Device.
Replies: 12
Views: 495

Re: I have stopped carrying guns. Instead I carry this Device.

"When you care, send the very best!"
by JimT
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lubing Bullets for the 480 Achilles
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: Lubing Bullets for the 480 Achilles

Bronco wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:35 pm
I love it when the light bulb goes on :)
It is nice but anymore the bulb seems kinda dim. :shock:
by JimT
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lubing Bullets for the 480 Achilles
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Lubing Bullets for the 480 Achilles

Lubing the bullets for the 480 Achilles has always been a chore. Most of the time I just tumble them in Lee Liquid Alox. But that can be messy also. And when I want lube in the lube grooves ... especially in the Huffaker bullet .. I had to fill them by hand. With the new Killebrew bullet I wanted th...
by JimT
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just received here on the Ranch
Replies: 7
Views: 300

Just received here on the Ranch

New! From John Taffin" http://www.reedercustomguns.net/forum/images/uploaded/202001221954595e28a893b47bd.jpg http://www.reedercustomguns.net/forum/images/uploaded/202001221955245e28a8ac9c0af.jpg Available from https://www.wolfeoutdoorsports.com/books-media-magazines-art/books/ WOLFE PUBLISHING CO. 2...
by JimT
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HENRY Model X
Replies: 29
Views: 591

Re: HENRY Model X

3leggedturtle wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:25 pm
Not at that price, maybe $450-550... You always just put camo tape on it or any color you wanted. What does ut weigh cant find anything on weight. Knowing Henry tho, it'll be close to 8lbs.
7.3 pounds
by JimT
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I have stopped carrying guns. Instead I carry this Device.
Replies: 12
Views: 495

Re: I have stopped carrying guns. Instead I carry this Device.

John Linebaugh once referred to the handgun as a "Long Range, Remote Control, Punch Press"! :D
by JimT
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HENRY Model X
Replies: 29
Views: 591

Re: HENRY Model X

WHAT AN EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY!

Someone could start making and selling aftermarket OLD WEST STOCKS for these!

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by JimT
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dimpled Balls
Replies: 21
Views: 483

Re: Dimpled Balls

I got the best flight from golf balls when I tossed them up in the air and then shot them with .45 ACP hardball or Colt .45 wadcutter. They just took off at high speed and went out of sight! I never recovered one that I hit solidly. Of course an off-center hit resulted in the ball going rapidly to o...
by JimT
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is all powder combusted in the case?
Replies: 12
Views: 258

Re: Is all powder combusted in the case?

gamekeeper wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:24 am
After watching folks firing Mosin-Nagant Carbines it looked like ALL the powder was burnt OUTSIDE of the barrel...... :lol: .
My little .357 Magnum 5 shooter ..
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I believe it is possible that some powder is burning outside the barrel ...
by JimT
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is all powder combusted in the case?
Replies: 12
Views: 258

Re: Is all powder combusted in the case?

From my Ballistician friend .. How the charge ignites and burns, in a rifle load: The flash from the primer ignites granules that were within about ½" of the flash hole (does not matter much if the charge is compressed or not -- the flash drives everything into the front of the case and ignites only...
by JimT
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A good shooting 1911A1 and inexpensive too
Replies: 14
Views: 471

Re: A good shooting 1911A1 and inexpensive too

These are guns you can afford to buy .. shoot a lot ... use for concealed carry or a car gun ... and if you are forced to use it to defend yourself or your loved ones, it ain't like a $900 gun going into some Police locker to rust for a while.
by JimT
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody fire lap?
Replies: 28
Views: 501

Re: Anybody fire lap?

I have never seen anyone that fire laps hit more targets or kill more stuff than I have and never fire lapped. Getting all the copper removed from the bore isn’t as critical as many say it is either... What you say is trued. If you read my article covering the Model 94 30-30 on Leverguns.. I descri...
by JimT
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How NOT to resize a bullet ...
Replies: 28
Views: 612

Re: How NOT to resize a bullet ...

J Miller wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:25 am
Jim.

My newly acquired Win 10 box wont open the pic as is. All I see is the word "Image". Any ideas on how I might get it to open?

Joe
No sir I don't .. but see if this will work ..
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by JimT
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How NOT to resize a bullet ...
Replies: 28
Views: 612

Re: How NOT to resize a bullet ...

Bill in Oregon wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:00 am
Have to wonder what it took to extract that bullet from the barrel.
The case I quoted above, the bullet pushed easily from the bore.
In the photo the bullet does not appear damaged. I'd guess it came out easily also.
by JimT
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How NOT to resize a bullet ...
Replies: 28
Views: 612

Re: How NOT to resize a bullet ...

Griff wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:26 am
Saw a friend load some 44 Mag in his 45 Colt levergun. That produced some interesting verbiage!
I have fired .44 Magnums through my .45 Colt Ruger Blackhawk just to demonstrate what they will do. I could keep them on a paper plate at 30 yards or so. Velocity is not high .. lots of leakage.
by JimT
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How NOT to resize a bullet ...
Replies: 28
Views: 612

Re: How NOT to resize a bullet ...

Friend of mine says he has seen 6 or 8 AR uppers that were split or cracked from doing such things.
My ballistician friend says when he saw it happen, the bullet pushed easily out of the bore.

It went far enough it was completely resized.
by JimT
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How NOT to resize a bullet ...
Replies: 28
Views: 612

Re: How NOT to resize a bullet ...

I sent the photo to a friend who is a ballistician. He replied: Dear Jim, Fun to see. I was there when xxxxx son did the same thing in a Dakota bolt-action M-70 reproduction in the xxxx lab. the load he tested was a 150-grain Sierra MK. Similar results. That rifle contained the case head failure per...
by JimT
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How NOT to resize a bullet ...
Replies: 28
Views: 612

How NOT to resize a bullet ...

300 Blackout fired in a 5.56

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by JimT
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Beer Math"
Replies: 35
Views: 699

Re: "Beer Math"

excuse my changing the thread a bit ...

Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.
(Mark Twain)
by JimT
Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: why i like the ruger single-six
Replies: 29
Views: 757

Re: why i like the ruger single-six

If you haven't read it ...

FAMILY GUN ...

http://leverguns.com/articles/taylor/family_gun.htm
by JimT
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shooting Times article on Uberti single action revolvers
Replies: 17
Views: 559

Re: Shooting Times article on Uberti single action revolvers

Growing up on Colts, the Remington grip always felt odd to me. It was OK and comfortable enough, but it just wasn't what I was used to.
by JimT
Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Federal Self defense shot gun slugs ...... frangible by any other name is still frangible?
Replies: 6
Views: 243

Re: New Federal Self defense shot gun slugs ...... frangible by any other name is still frangible?

I am not convinced.
Sounds like a bad idea to me.
You want smaller shot "fragments" start out with #4 Buck.
Too big? Try BB. I killed dogs at +30 yards with an 18" barrel 12 ga. using Magnum BB.

Then again, I am an old fart with little faith
in most of the new and improved
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by JimT
Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your Opinions On Sig Saur
Replies: 38
Views: 664

Re: Your Opinions On Sig Saur

Blaine wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:08 pm
A 320, or any other like it is not under consideration. If I get another, it will have a hammer and a decocker.
Well .. I wasn't kidding when I said I did not know what I was talking about. I don't think I have ever fired a Sig in my life. Not sure I've even handled one.
by JimT
Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your Opinions On Sig Saur
Replies: 38
Views: 664

Re: Your Opinions On Sig Saur

Since I don't know much of anything that I am talking about, please don't judge me too harshly or take my opinions as the gospel First .. I am not a fan of polymer guns. Second .. I am not a fan of striker-fired guns. Third .. I am amazed at how cheaply built many of these are Fourth .. I am even mo...
by JimT
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It may not be your kind of music
Replies: 8
Views: 267

Re: It may not be your kind of music

One year .. many years ago .. we celebrated Thanksgiving by helping feed people in a homeless shelter. Jami and her mom were getting ready to sing and the Pastor asked "Does your Daddy sing?" to which Jami replied, "Yes. But you wouldn't want to hear him."

:lol:
by JimT
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It may not be your kind of music
Replies: 8
Views: 267

It may not be your kind of music

but since it is my baby girl's first professional recording I am gonna share the link to the MP3 .. just because! CD's will be available later on.
https://www.amazon.com/Come-and-Behold/ ... sic&sr=1-2
by JimT
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Six Seconds.....Can I get an "AMEN".....!!!
Replies: 38
Views: 939

Re: Six Seconds.....Can I get an "AMEN".....!!!

I read that the man that killed the shooter is retired FBI. He had training. I don`t know why we are having these shootings that we didn't have near as many forty years ago. That was said in some news reports but it was in error. He is a Firearms Instructor .. he has been a Reserve Deputy .. was in...
by JimT
Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Six Seconds.....Can I get an "AMEN".....!!!
Replies: 38
Views: 939

Re: Six Seconds.....Can I get an "AMEN".....!!!

....had the man closest to the BG jumped him, it all could have been prevented.----6 True. Problem: A close friend who teaches classes for the County PD asks each class "How many of you have ever been in a fist fight?" He told me that percentages are very very low. Classes with 25 people often only...
by JimT
Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Six Seconds.....Can I get an "AMEN".....!!!
Replies: 38
Views: 939

Re: Six Seconds.....Can I get an "AMEN".....!!!

I don't want to sound alarmist but beware copycats. Like the school shooting phenomenon, I'm afraid the church shooting is going to become something to be worried about. I'm a member of my church's security team. I wish I could motivate the others on the team to take some training. I wish at age 52...
by JimT
Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Six Seconds.....Can I get an "AMEN".....!!!
Replies: 38
Views: 939

Re: Six Seconds.....Can I get an "AMEN".....!!!

Video of the shooting
https://nypost.com/2019/12/29/texas-chu ... es-2-dead/
One reason I don't carry a little bitty gun when I'm out.
by JimT
Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Self Defense Shooting
Replies: 18
Views: 529

Re: Self Defense Shooting

I need one of those ... I like blaze orange spray paint for the spiders, but the collateral damage is difficult to hide from, you know, ...... They now have a 3.0 version out that has a better trigger and shoots a tighter pattern. I have the 2.0 and it works fine, but I can see room for improvement.
by JimT
Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Standard Mfg. Double Barreled Revolver
Replies: 26
Views: 968

Re: Standard Mfg. Double Barreled Revolver

Thanks Harry.
I believe there was a gunsmith or two that made such guns by welding 2 1911's together years ago.
The market for such things has to be pretty small.
by JimT
Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Case Colors on SAA Colts
Replies: 30
Views: 751

Re: Case Colors on SAA Colts

I kinda like the old gray ones too ... the ones that have survived and are still working.
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by JimT
Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Standard Mfg. Double Barreled Revolver
Replies: 26
Views: 968

Re: Standard Mfg. Double Barreled Revolver

That's interesting Harry. I wonder if they ever had any in stock.