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by JimT
Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Good Time To Order Ammo
Replies: 8
Views: 219

Re: A Good Time To Order Ammo

I am not Blaine .. and I do not play him on television ... but one place online is https://www.wikiarms.com/ You can often find deals on ammo, reloading components and firearms.
by JimT
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remembering
Replies: 14
Views: 312

Re: Remembering

Bill .. I lived in Missouri about 20 years ... but was raised in Washington State and then Arizona. When we my Dad told us we were moving to Arizona my Mom cried. All she knew was that we were moving to the desert. Ha! Arizona was greener and had more wild plant life than where we were living. I mov...
by JimT
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got a chuckle out o' this ...
Replies: 8
Views: 246

Re: Got a chuckle out o' this ...

Hunting in Australia some friends of mine followed a track until it came to a closed gate. The sign on the gate said Image. They understood even though they did not speak Aussie. :D
by JimT
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remembering
Replies: 14
Views: 312

Re: Remembering

My dad is from that area also Jim, and I spent a fair amount of time visiting relatives in the area between Spokane and Moses Lake, Wa. as a kid and adult. I love that open country, and the rolling hills that abound around there. That picture of your grandfather's place reminds me of my grandfather...
by JimT
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remembering
Replies: 14
Views: 312

Remembering

I grew up in the wide open spaces of eastern Washington State. My Grandpa had a ranch there, in the dry hilly country a ways south of Spokane. He grew wheat, barley, rye and oats on quite a few square miles of land. The nearest neighbor was 5 miles away and a trip to town was big deal, nearly 20 mil...
by JimT
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I realize mine is newer than many of yours ....
Replies: 13
Views: 484

Re: I realize mine is newer than many of yours ....

While I love those old Rugers and cut my teeth on them I am holding out for a Colt. And again, I appreciate the offer of help with "stuff". You are the kind of people that make the shooting world a better place my friend.
by JimT
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I realize mine is newer than many of yours ....
Replies: 13
Views: 484

Re: I realize mine is newer than many of yours ....

Jim...I know you've been moving around the world and the country and you said a few years back you sold a lot of stuff. I have lots of extras here as in scales, powder measures, loading blocks etc.....drop me a pm if you need anything and I'll get it to ya..free...---6 Dang! Thank you! I sure appre...
by JimT
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I realize mine is newer than many of yours ....
Replies: 13
Views: 484

Re: I realize mine is newer than many of yours ....

Jim, I have an old C&H press that my bought for me in 1960 and a set of C&H .45Colt dies that she bought with the press. I still load on it sometimes. When my son came home from the Marines he brought a used Rock Crusher, that was in 1989, it has been a good one. My Dad had one of those C&H presses...
by JimT
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .348 Winchester versus .45-70 in terms of recoil
Replies: 13
Views: 345

Re: .348 Winchester versus .45-70 in terms of recoil

JimT - Recoil is not entirely subjective. Here are two counter examples: 1. Recoil of a shoulder arm (rifle or shotgun) badly bruises biceps and shoulder muscles. 2. Recoil of a shoulder arm (rifle or shotgun) causes retinal tear or detachment. These are physical damages and not just in a persons m...
by JimT
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .348 Winchester versus .45-70 in terms of recoil
Replies: 13
Views: 345

Re: .348 Winchester versus .45-70 in terms of recoil

Recoil is subjective ... depends on what the shooter is used to and can tolerate. I shot my Model 71 for years with the heavy 250 gr. bullets and never thought a thing about it. Shoot it from the standing position first. You will find that much more comfortable than seated at the bench and if you ge...
by JimT
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question for Jim T
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: Question for Jim T

They had very light recoil ... light bullet plus light powder charge ... made them pleasant to shoot. I have not fooled with them for many years and don't even have any of his bullet molds anymore. If you're careful with them, a .360" to .375" diameter round ball pressed onto the mouth of a .38 Spec...
by JimT
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question for Jim T
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: Question for Jim T

Rusty ... I don't have the dimensions of the bullet or the mold any more. The bullet was basically a heel bullet with long body and a very short nose section. It was designed for low velocity loads. In the 38/357 normal charges were between 2.5 gr. and 3.0 gr. of Bullseye. Because of the heel design...
by JimT
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question for Jim T
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: Question for Jim T

It's been a long time ... let me look around and see what I can find.
by JimT
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I realize mine is newer than many of yours ....
Replies: 13
Views: 484

I realize mine is newer than many of yours ....

but I decided today that I needed to strip down my old RCBS Rock Chucker and give it a good cleaning! I have been using it since I bought it about 1985 and I can't remember ever pulling it apart and cleaning it. I guess it was about time. https://jimsthoughtshome.files.wordpress.com/2019/02/cimg5672...
by JimT
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hobie Blogspot 01/31/19 Notice
Replies: 8
Views: 389

Re: Hobie Blogspot 01/31/19 Notice

I did a search of the Staunton, VA News Leader for the past 6 months and did not find his name listed. That does not mean something has not happened but I sincerely hope it has not.
by JimT
Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Don't tell his wife....
Replies: 8
Views: 498

Re: Don't tell his wife....

I have never had an accidental discharge.

I have had some "THAT WAS A STUPID THING TO DO" discharges .... :shock:
by JimT
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Super Bowl Sunday
Replies: 36
Views: 800

Re: Super Bowl Sunday

best thing was there wasn't so many people in Costco when my wife and I were shopping [ I am 71 years old and have never watched the superbowl......and I am sure I will be able to say that no matter how old I get ] I am 72 and have never watched a football game in its entirety ... saw parts of some...
by JimT
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Don't tell his wife....
Replies: 8
Views: 498

Re: Don't tell his wife....

I can't believe there are gun guys who never shot in their house! When I was a teen my brother and I used to shoot .22's in the house, shooting into short lengths of 2x4's stacked together to stop the bullets. Of course Mom and Dad weren't home .... After I was married .. the wife and kids were gone...
by JimT
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Papa Jim Says
Replies: 16
Views: 438

Re: Papa Jim Says

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I am sure you know I ain't all that serious ......
by JimT
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Papa Jim Says
Replies: 16
Views: 438

Papa Jim Says

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by JimT
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Photos of Fine Guns
Replies: 28
Views: 605

Re: Photos of Fine Guns

octagon wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:55 am
JimT I refer to the Colt Bisley thanks.
John said the Colt Bisley grips were done by Nutmeg Sports.

http://www.nutmegsports.com/
by JimT
Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Animal Cruelty
Replies: 36
Views: 1063

Re: Animal Cruelty

Our Great Pyrenees would sleep in a snowbank and the chickens and ducks would snuggle up against him and stay warm.
by JimT
Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Photos of Fine Guns
Replies: 28
Views: 605

Re: Photos of Fine Guns

piller wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:08 pm
Not an ugly one in the bunch. It would be a lot of fun to shoot any one of those pistols. If they are all ones that Taffin owns, he is a fortunate man.
Quite a few are his ... some are owned by other people and he took the photos for articles or a book.
by JimT
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Photos of Fine Guns
Replies: 28
Views: 605

Re: Photos of Fine Guns

octagon wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:17 pm
JimT the ivory Mexican eagle is top shelf! Do you know who carved it ? Thanks for all the cool photos :D
On the Colt Bisley or the #5 TLA? I will ask and let you know.
by JimT
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Photos of Fine Guns
Replies: 28
Views: 605

Photos of Fine Guns

Looking at the guns being introduced as "new" and "revolutionary" I was inspired to post photos of some fine guns. These are not inclusive of all fine guns, obviously. But they sure beat what is being sold to the public as "great" guns these days. All photos are by John Taffin. https://jimsthoughtsh...
by JimT
Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: weak side carry
Replies: 10
Views: 260

Re: weak side carry

Tycer is correct. Start like you are a new shooter. My Dad got me started shooting "weak" hand when I was young. He shot with either hand or both and was an advocate of it because you never know. He was in Law Enforcement and shot in the department matches. He won so many matches that one time they ...
by JimT
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Handy Item for Hunting Trips
Replies: 23
Views: 749

Re: Handy Item for Hunting Trips

Just trying to help you guys when you take a Forest Dump. :D
by JimT
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Handy Item for Hunting Trips
Replies: 23
Views: 749

Handy Item for Hunting Trips

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available from Amazon
by JimT
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feeling older every day....
Replies: 5
Views: 270

Re: Feeling older every day....

Yep. In years past I communicated with many including Elmer Keith, Charles Askins, Bill Jordan, Bill Grover, Turner Kirkland, Terry Murbach, and a host of lesser known but just as important folks in the shooting world. I was honored to be friends with quite a few of them. Some have been gone for a ...
by JimT
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ECLIPSE
Replies: 1
Views: 108

ECLIPSE

by JimT
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just a FYI ..... Taurus introduces new .22lr
Replies: 12
Views: 412

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: 6
Views: 351

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: 175

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: 218

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: 263

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: 263

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: 263

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: 263

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: 666

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: 666

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: 688

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: 666

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: 366

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: 666

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: 666

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: 666

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: 666

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: 21
Views: 709

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: 666

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: 21
Views: 709

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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