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by JimT
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Today (9/18/2019) is PACO'S BIRTHDAY!
Replies: 18
Views: 134

Today (9/18/2019) is PACO'S BIRTHDAY!

He is 81 years young today!
by JimT
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .30WCF -- 150 or 170 grain bullet?
Replies: 30
Views: 465

Re: .30WCF -- 150 or 170 grain bullet?

And speaking of the old ways ... LYMAN HANDBOOK #45 190 gr. Winchester Silvertip (intended for the .303 Savage) 3031 -- 24 gr, - 1731 fps 27 gr. - 1978 fps 4064 -- 26 gr. - 1776 fps 29 gr. - 2015 fps Rx11 - 25 gr. - 1859 fps 28.5 gr. 2102 fps (this is listed as their "accuracy load")
by JimT
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .30WCF -- 150 or 170 grain bullet?
Replies: 30
Views: 465

Re: .30WCF -- 150 or 170 grain bullet?

Rusty wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:23 am
There has been a lot of progress in bullets in the last 10 years. I'm inclined to think that just about everything we used to know is outdated now.
Yes, there has been progress. But don't buy the story that the old ways are outdated. They worked just fine for Grandpa. They still work.
by JimT
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The crowded Earth
Replies: 5
Views: 169

The crowded Earth

from Aztec Peak.jpg In this view from Aztec Peak in the Sierra Ancha mountains of Arizona, you will note how crowded and overpopulated it is. Somewhere in the distance is a metro area of a million people ... Tucson and its adjoining towns. There are also some small towns and villages scattered thro...
by JimT
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .30WCF -- 150 or 170 grain bullet?
Replies: 30
Views: 465

Re: .30WCF -- 150 or 170 grain bullet?

If you have never read it, I tested a lot of 30-30 ammo and handloads years ago. The data is dated of course, but most of it is still relevant.

http://leverguns.com/articles/taylor/model94_3030.htm
by JimT
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ordinary guys doing extraordinary things
Replies: 10
Views: 305

Ordinary guys doing extraordinary things

This is a piece of film that has been made into a video, NOT photo shopped, it's the real scene! Notice in the opening shot you'll see the gunner's position is all shot to hell while the pilot's cockpit ahead of it is undamaged. Later on notice the corpsman taking a fingerprint of the deceased gunne...
by JimT
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .30WCF -- 150 or 170 grain bullet?
Replies: 30
Views: 465

Re: .30WCF -- 150 or 170 grain bullet?

My preference in my Trapper Model 94 is the Speer 130 gr. Hot Cor at 2400+ fps. Nothing I have shot with it could tell it was not a heavier bullet. This is not to say it is "THE BEST". I am just saying what works for me with my levergun. Experiment. Find what pleases you and run with it. I once guid...
by JimT
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some Scenes From Mozambique, Africa
Replies: 11
Views: 222

Re: Some Scenes From Mozambique, Africa

Looks peaceful there. What do they do for a living? Thanks for the post! For a large percentage of the population, they work at surviving. In the bush they raise what they can. Unless they are near a good water source, the long dry season makes crop growing difficult. As I said earlier, life there ...
by JimT
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some Scenes From Mozambique, Africa
Replies: 11
Views: 222

Re: Some Scenes From Mozambique, Africa

What are the holes in the caprock in the picture with the red truck? Natural features or man-made? At first I thought they were bomb or shell holes (not impossible in Mozambique, I think) but in the enlargement they don't look like that. Thanks for posting--nice to see that the entire planet isn't ...
by JimT
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some Scenes From Mozambique, Africa
Replies: 11
Views: 222

Re: Some Scenes From Mozambique, Africa

piller wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:19 pm
Looks like it is tough to live there. It is amazing where humans can live.
To me it feels like America in the late 1700's and early 1800's. I loved our life there. I enjoyed the people and loved the wild country.
by JimT
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some Scenes From Mozambique, Africa
Replies: 11
Views: 222

Re: Some Scenes From Mozambique, Africa

.45colt wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:10 am
Great pictures Jim. I really like the "Elephant crossing sign" !! What kind of tree is that in picture # 4 ? if that one could talk!. Thank You for the post :D .

It's a Baobab Tree. They are slow growing and live to be quite old ..some are from around the time of Christ.
by JimT
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some Scenes From Mozambique, Africa
Replies: 11
Views: 222

Some Scenes From Mozambique, Africa

These are different areas we traveled over the years in Cabo Delgado Province, Nampula Province and Niassa Province in northern Mozambique. village3.jpg 7 bridge3.JPG 100_0123.JPG 100_0608.JPG 10151365_10151969011122274_331219525_n.jpg bushcamp2.jpg DSC00522.JPG DSC00548.JPG DSC03658.JPG DSC03658.JP...
by JimT
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A chapel too beautiful?
Replies: 12
Views: 224

Re: A chapel too beautiful?

No offense to anyone intended, but I just don't do cathedrals ... and a lot of buildings just lose me. My preferred church gathering is in the bush in simple gathering places such as the photos below. Here in the States I like home meetings .. and I do attend the Chisholm Trail Cowboy Church now and...
by JimT
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Editorial - Walmart Never Was a Gun Store
Replies: 20
Views: 564

Re: Editorial - Walmart Never Was a Gun Store

M.A.P. arms near me is owned by a gentleman who is pro-gun. I give him my business as often as I can. He has some things up on his walls about voting and he sells Black Rifle Coffee. There are still some of the good ones around. Yep. There are a lot of good ones around. Not like there used to be, b...
by JimT
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Editorial - Walmart Never Was a Gun Store
Replies: 20
Views: 564

Editorial - Walmart Never Was a Gun Store

By RICHARD MANN A lot of folks are outraged at Walmart discontinuing the sale of ARs and now certain kinds of ammunition. I guess they feel like this monster corporation has betrayed them, and that we should boycott or punish them for not supporting the Second Amendment. Well, um, we should have nev...
by JimT
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gun Show Loophole Revealed!
Replies: 13
Views: 384

Gun Show Loophole Revealed!

Seen at a recent gun show:
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by JimT
Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TRAPPERS
Replies: 9
Views: 342

TRAPPERS

from John Taffin http://www.reedercustomguns.net/forum/images/uploaded/201908300313145d68944af0685.jpg http://www.reedercustomguns.net/forum/images/uploaded/201908300315105d6894bec3dbe.jpg http://www.reedercustomguns.net/forum/images/uploaded/201908300315405d6894dce5ff6.jpg http://www.reedercustomgu...
by JimT
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just trying to keep up.
Replies: 11
Views: 369

Re: Just trying to keep up.

Many years ago I had a Pinto ... I was trying to get Tucson as fast as I could. Coming down 89 from Florence I was going through some hills. As I came around a curve I passed a radar cop and saw he got me. Around another curve and there was the chase car. I slowed down and pulled over and stopped be...
by JimT
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Out for my morning walk early this AM
Replies: 11
Views: 436

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: 436

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: 15
Views: 584

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: 321

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: 321

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: 321

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: 321

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: 321

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: 309

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: 387

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: 563

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: 499

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: 137

The Question

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by JimT
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sunday Reminder
Replies: 7
Views: 246

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: 225

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: 422

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: 566

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: 422

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: 323

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: 1124

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: 1023

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: 332

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: 289

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: 944

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: 499

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: 499

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: 499

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: 944

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: 552

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: 479

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: 658

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: 658

Re: The First Intelligent Bullet?

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


ahahahaha