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by JimT
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruger Wrangler
Replies: 28
Views: 488

Re: Ruger Wrangler

Myself i like the looks of fixed sights as they look more like a old Colt, heck i can`t hit anything anyways. :lol: Naw fixed sights can be real accurate too. I have always preferred fixed sights on a sixgun. They don't get out of adjustment. They don't lose parts. Now if a person shoots a lot of d...
by JimT
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruger Wrangler
Replies: 28
Views: 488

Re: Ruger Wrangler

piller wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:38 pm
That Aquilla ammo showed a good grouping. I don't need another .22 at the moment, but I probably should never say that I wouldn't get one.
Good thinking. I don't think "need" ever entered into my gun purchases. :D
by JimT
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruger Wrangler
Replies: 28
Views: 488

Re: Ruger Wrangler

FROM JOHN TAFFIN

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by JimT
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruger Wrangler
Replies: 28
Views: 488

Re: Ruger Wrangler

I saw quite a few of them at The Shootists Holiday. It was the first time I have handled one. They are pretty nice. And they were heavier than I thought they would be. Felt like my Single Six. The loading gate was hard to open but these were brand new and had not been fired. John Taffin has wrung so...
by JimT
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I am a Paco's for a few days
Replies: 14
Views: 364

Re: I am a Paco's for a few days

It's a true blessing when old true friends get to hang out for a while.......sometimes it's those few days a year that get us through the rest of the year. Paco looks as spry as ever...... Both of you guys really know how to tell a story........like Paco's recollection of the .357 in the early days...
by JimT
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Droll observation
Replies: 16
Views: 423

Re: Droll observation

Auto correct is a piece of shut.
by JimT
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I am a Paco's for a few days
Replies: 14
Views: 364

I am a Paco's for a few days

and I surprised him by giving him the .357 that I rebarreled and that Tedd Adamovich of Blu Magnum Grips put a nice set of burl maple grips on for him. He really liked the surprise. https://jimsthoughtshome.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/cimg6315.jpg For those who had not seen the gun, here it is https...
by JimT
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: JACKALOPE
Replies: 19
Views: 360

Re: JACKALOPE

Jim, Even from the old "Sixgunner" days, I have always enjoyed your stories...your good. Here's the sad part.....when I was about 18-20 the local gunshop had a mess of the owners mounted heads on display...yea.....one was a jackalope. You ready? I was still well into my twenties believing it was re...
by JimT
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: JACKALOPE
Replies: 19
Views: 360

Re: JACKALOPE

AJMD429 wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:11 pm
This is one of the few documented Jackalope attacks on humans....not for the faint of heart....!

https://youtu.be/TnOdAT6H94s
THAT is one of my favorites!!
by JimT
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: JACKALOPE
Replies: 19
Views: 360

JACKALOPE

There is a lot of mythology and a lot of mis-information about the Jackalope of the American Southwest. First, if you see a photo of one that has small deerlike antlers, that is a FAKE! Pure and simple. The Jackalope does not have antlers. They have horns, much like a Pronghorn "antelope", except sm...
by JimT
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Traveling ... plus an unashamed endorsement ..
Replies: 12
Views: 428

Re: Traveling ... plus an unashamed endorsement ..

octagon wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:55 am
Beautiful ! What species of wood is that Jim?
It is Burled Maple.
by JimT
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Traveling ... plus an unashamed endorsement ..
Replies: 12
Views: 428

Traveling ... plus an unashamed endorsement ..

I am in Colorado, visiting my longtime friend Tedd Adamovich. Tedd is Blu Magnum Grips and has been making grips for going on 40 years. Tedd was trained by Deacon Deason of Bear Hug Grips many years ago. At his house we have this off the front porch. https://jimsthoughtshome.files.wordpress.com/2019...
by JimT
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Texas outlaws Red Light Cameras.
Replies: 20
Views: 446

Re: Texas outlaws Red Light Cameras.

If the country would put in roundabouts instead of intersections we would not have to worry about lights whatever color.
by JimT
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Doing a bit or research and found this and thought it worth sharing ......
Replies: 7
Views: 323

Re: Doing a bit or research and found this and thought it worth sharing ......

Years ago I spent the better part of a week with Tom Ferguson. Some old guys like me may remember him. He was with the San Antonio PD for years. He also was a writer for gun magazines. He had been involved in a number of shootouts. In some of them he used the old upside down HBWC in the .38 Special....
by JimT
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big Bore......
Replies: 23
Views: 916

Re: Big Bore......

I had a 4" .45 Colt built by Gary Reeder some years ago. Carried it and hunted with it some. Not sure if that is a "snubby" but since I usually used a 7 1/2" it felt like one to me. :D https://jimsthoughtshome.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/special1.jpg https://www.reedercustomguns.com/information/phot...
by JimT
Mon May 27, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Decoration Day" question
Replies: 28
Views: 492

Re: "Decoration Day" question

The Blue and the Gray by Francis Miles Finch in 1867 By the flow of the inland river, Whence the fleets of iron have fled, Where the blades of the grave-grass quiver, Asleep are the ranks of the dead: Under the sod and the dew, Waiting the judgment-day; Under the one, the Blue, Under the other, the...
by JimT
Sat May 25, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The crew chief
Replies: 23
Views: 561

Re: The crew chief

What did you crew Pitchy? I was US Army Aviation ... 1966 to 1969 .... Fixed Wing. I started out on the "Seminole" (Twin Bonanza in civilian life) .. then went on to the Queen Air .. and finally the King Air. We flew support for the US Embassy and US Army Headquarters ... first in Korea with the 8th...
by JimT
Sat May 25, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Soccer ball accuracy
Replies: 6
Views: 212

Re: Soccer ball accuracy

Old Savage wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 6:38 pm
What load at what range can you put everything in a soccer ball?
As hard as I have tried I have never been able to keep anything I shot in a soccer ball! Everything goes on through, no matter the distance I shoot them at. :lol: :lol: :D
by JimT
Wed May 22, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 480 Achilles ... Making Cartridges
Replies: 20
Views: 408

Re: 480 Achilles ... Making Cartridges

I just realised its a heeled bullet too! I'm reading the article as we speak. So you don't think it would like the WFN as much Jim? I really don't have any idea. In the Henry/'66/'73 type action I think you could get either bullet to feed. The Henry was a heel bullet ... but the really blunt bullet...
by JimT
Tue May 21, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 480 Achilles ... Making Cartridges
Replies: 20
Views: 408

Re: 480 Achilles ... Making Cartridges

mickbr wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 12:04 am
Sorry JimT , I though it was in a lever action. :oops: Nice cartridge though. Anyone ever put it into a lever?
It would be easier to get it to feed the bullet on the left ... and it is pretty accurate ...

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by JimT
Mon May 20, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 480 Achilles ... Making Cartridges
Replies: 20
Views: 408

Re: 480 Achilles ... Making Cartridges

Wow 480 this would scratch my 50 cal itch. How do I get one, who wants money? Gary Reeder (www.reedercustomguns.com) built the originals. He has the tooling to ream the chambers and everything else. You would have to supply him a base gun to work on. And you would have to make the ammo from scratch...
by JimT
Mon May 20, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 480 Achilles ... Making Cartridges
Replies: 20
Views: 408

Re: 480 Achilles ... Making Cartridges

octagon wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 6:39 pm
I think that 480 Achilles would be real good on some wild turkeys :D I've always thought a pistol killed Turkey to be a fine trophy.
Back in the 1980's I took a Turkey Hen with my .45 Colt single action Ruger.
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by JimT
Mon May 20, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 480 Achilles ... Making Cartridges
Replies: 20
Views: 408

Re: 480 Achilles ... Making Cartridges

GunnyMack wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 4:33 pm
Gotcha, wasnt sure if they were cut down rifle cases.
That is a W I D E metplat for sure- lots of shock & awe for whatever critter is on the receiving end!
I have only used it to take a Javelina and a Sika doe. It worked just fine.
by JimT
Mon May 20, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 480 Achilles ... Making Cartridges
Replies: 20
Views: 408

Re: 480 Achilles ... Making Cartridges

Or the "480 what the heck"?
by JimT
Mon May 20, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 480 Achilles ... Making Cartridges
Replies: 20
Views: 408

Re: 480 Achilles ... Making Cartridges

Which bullet is that? The heel is so slight with the alox on there that it's hard to tell it's heeled at all. Clearly not the hollow base bullet from that mould in the other thread. It's one designed by Aaron Bittner when we were developing the gun and cartridge. 290 gr. Flat Nose Heel. https://jim...
by JimT
Mon May 20, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 480 Achilles ... Making Cartridges
Replies: 20
Views: 408

Re: 480 Achilles ... Making Cartridges

GunnyMack wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 11:03 am
Jim what is the parent case?
.45 Colt
by JimT
Mon May 20, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 480 Achilles ... Making Cartridges
Replies: 20
Views: 408

480 Achilles ... Making Cartridges

I made some 480 Achilles cartridges the other day. It takes a bit of time to get them cut and cleaned up. I began by trimming them close to length with a sharp tubing cutter. https://jimsthoughtshome.files.wordpress.com/2019/05/cimg6207.jpg https://jimsthoughtshome.files.wordpress.com/2019/05/cimg62...
by JimT
Sun May 19, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's talk .30 WCF heavy cast boolits
Replies: 10
Views: 293

Re: Let's talk .30 WCF heavy cast boolits

Bill ... Sixgun is correct. I shot these on the White Buffalo at the Whittington Center ... 1123 yards (1025 meters). They retain their velocity well.
by JimT
Sun May 19, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's talk .30 WCF heavy cast boolits
Replies: 10
Views: 293

Re: Let's talk .30 WCF heavy cast boolits

RCBS #30-180-FN cast bullet sized .311" and using Hornady gas checks - all lubed with Apache Blue. All loads assembled in WW cases with CCI Large Rifle primers Fired in a Model 94 Winchester Carbine Chronographed 15 fee from muzzle to first screen Powder Charge .... Velocity .... 50 yard Average Gro...
by JimT
Sat May 18, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I just got emailed a flyer from Gander Mountain ......
Replies: 8
Views: 403

Re: I just got emailed a flyer from Gander Mountain ......

Ruger LC9S (the small frame Ruger 9mm) for $199. How does Hi Point fight that? And more importantly how do I not buy one? I don't need one but geez …… $200? Over the life of the pistol that's like 20 cents a month! Wm Not if you shoot it like a lot of folks. It would be more like .002 cents a month...
by JimT
Thu May 16, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Managed to cast a few
Replies: 18
Views: 319

Re: Managed to cast a few

Bill ... I did not mean to hijack your thread! But no, not too many people write about the stuff they do in private. :D Some of it can get you into trouble. But your comments on the Lee Alox reminded me. It has a lot of great uses.
by JimT
Thu May 16, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Managed to cast a few
Replies: 18
Views: 319

Re: Managed to cast a few

I fired in a Ruger .45 Colt Blackhawk 7 1/2" - using WW cases with CCI LP primers - 22 gr. H-110 and the Speer 300 gr. PSP bullet. The bullet was seated out of the case as far as possible, crimping into the bottom crimp groove. NO LUBE Load #1 - 974 fps Load #2 - 815 fps Load #3 - 1003 fps Load #4 -...
by JimT
Thu May 16, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Managed to cast a few
Replies: 18
Views: 319

Re: Managed to cast a few

Lookin' good Bill! Years ago I did some tests using Lee Liquid Alox .... coated jacketed handgun bullets in .45 Colt and 454. I found it increased accuracy and velocity. I got the idea of doing that when I pulled some Winchester SilverTip .45 Colt bullets and found they had a grease groove with lube...
by JimT
Wed May 15, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lead hardness testers
Replies: 10
Views: 274

Re: Lead hardness testers

Yes, I have the LBT. I am not sure how old it is but it is simple, strong and will last .. I can attest to that. I think I have had it since the 1980's, but it could have been in the 90's.
by JimT
Tue May 14, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who on here is old enough to remember......
Replies: 16
Views: 432

Re: Who on here is old enough to remember......

When I was a kid in the 1950's we shot rat at the dump .. also shot all the glass bottles we could find. It was a great time to be a kid.
by JimT
Tue May 14, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many of you
Replies: 29
Views: 751

How many of you

shoot every day? How many shoot every week? How many shoot every month? How many shoot once in awhile, whenever you can, but it's not easy for you do so? For most of my life I have been blessed to live where I could shoot any time I wanted to ... I could step out of the house and shoot off the front...
by JimT
Tue May 14, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sixgun open sights for hunting
Replies: 17
Views: 496

Re: Sixgun open sights for hunting

JimT, this replacement for the Ruger from Fermin Garza has a hint of backward rake, like the one on your Bowen. Anyone use these? I had not seen them before. https://fermincgarza.com/shop?olsPage=products%2F2-dogs-custom-tla-style-front-sight Yes. Some of The Shootists have them on their guns. Nice...
by JimT
Tue May 14, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: magnums
Replies: 13
Views: 498

Re: magnums

Selection of a wide range of cartridges and loads allows for any of a wide range of theories, advantages and limitations you like as long as the choice will get the job done. Yessir! As far as is possible, match the bullet to whatever you are shooting with it. You can't blame the gun if the person ...
by JimT
Tue May 14, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: magnums
Replies: 13
Views: 498

Re: magnums

We killed truckloads of deer with the .243 over 12 years in the mountains of southern Arizona. Very little meat was ever lost. Used nothing but the 95 gr. Nosler Partition bullet. Never had to shoot one twice, even out close to 300 yards. Any "bloodshot" meat where the bullet went through was soaked...
by JimT
Mon May 13, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: can 44-40 be loaded heavy in modern levers?
Replies: 17
Views: 539

Re: can 44-40 be loaded heavy in modern levers?

From John Taffin http://www.reedercustomguns.net/forum/images/uploaded/201904071514565caa13f08493d.jpg http://www.reedercustomguns.net/forum/images/uploaded/201904071515285caa1410b31c9.jpg http://www.reedercustomguns.net/forum/images/uploaded/201904071516055caa14352863c.jpg http://www.reedercustomgu...
by JimT
Sat May 11, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Memories
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Memories

Javelina season was upon us in Arizona. A number of us had put in together for the H.A.M season (Handgun, Archery and Muzzle Loader). We were all hunting with handguns and decided to make a party of it. Everyone camped out at my place so we would be ready for the Big Hunt. I had scouted the area nea...
by JimT
Fri May 10, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Handgun rests for load workups
Replies: 19
Views: 424

Re: Handgun rests for load workups

For years I shot all sixguns ... including the Linebaugh and the Freedom Arms guns ... using a rolled up piece of carpeting on the hood of my International Scout. That was my machine rest. It worked well for me. The Scout was high enough and the carpet roll was big enough that I could stand up fairl...
by JimT
Fri May 10, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Newbie bullet casting help please! RForte61
Replies: 13
Views: 259

Re: Newbie bullet casting help please! RForte61

Here is a link to a free copy of one of the best books on casting, molds and alloys that has been published ... CAST BULLETS by Col. E. H. Harrison.

http://www.nzha.co.nz/wp-content/upload ... lets-s.pdf
by JimT
Thu May 09, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sixgun open sights for hunting
Replies: 17
Views: 496

Re: Sixgun open sights for hunting

I have been so far. When I shot the elk it was overcast and raining slightly ... I like more light of course but you use what you have. Those sights of Bowen's show up real well for me. Everyone's eyes are different of course so I would say experiment and see what works for you.
by JimT
Thu May 09, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sixgun open sights for hunting
Replies: 17
Views: 496

Re: Sixgun open sights for hunting

over 60 years of shooting handguns I have tried most every kind of "iron" sight for the sixgun including the peep rear sight and the shallow v with a bead front sight. None are as accurate as the standard Patridge sight. I do whatever I have to in order to be able to see the sights. I have used diop...
by JimT
Wed May 08, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question for the American members regarding serial numbers.
Replies: 16
Views: 481

Re: Question for the American members regarding serial numbers.

Whenever I have done that it was because I didn't want anyone to know. It was not a stolen gun as I have had it since I bought it. Just because.
by JimT
Wed May 08, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MAY YOU HAVE A
Replies: 9
Views: 449

Re: MAY YOU HAVE A

765x53 wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 12:14 pm
It would be somewhat analogous if we celebrated "Battle of New Orleans Day".
You don't celebrate that?! :o
by JimT
Wed May 08, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: S&W Frame lock
Replies: 11
Views: 506

Re: S&W Frame lock

To those of us who modify firearms to fit our own needs/ideas .. or have them modified ... the placing of a lock in a firearm is no big deal. We were probably gonna do something with it (or have it done for us) anyhow.
by JimT
Sun May 05, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MAY YOU HAVE A
Replies: 9
Views: 449

MAY YOU HAVE A

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