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by JimT
Sat May 05, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CASTING BULLETS .... LOADING AMMO
Replies: 11
Views: 454

Re: CASTING BULLETS .... LOADING AMMO

Bill in Oregon wrote:
Sat May 05, 2018 6:05 pm
Jim, I am casting that bullet for my Bisley Flattop in .44 Special, but so far just using Universal. I guess I need to lay in a pound of 2400 for old times' sake.
There is not much left that I need to do that can't be done with that bullet at 1,000-1,100 fps.
THAT is for sure!!
by JimT
Fri May 04, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CASTING BULLETS .... LOADING AMMO
Replies: 11
Views: 454

Re: CASTING BULLETS .... LOADING AMMO

JerryB wrote:
Fri May 04, 2018 8:51 pm
Those are some beautiful bullets. How much are per hundred???? I know you don't cast to sell, but that is a fine bullet in one of my favorite calibers.
They run a little over 3 1/2 pounds per hundred. (Pounds weight, not pound sterling)
:D
by JimT
Fri May 04, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CASTING BULLETS .... LOADING AMMO
Replies: 11
Views: 454

CASTING BULLETS .... LOADING AMMO

It's raining so it is an indoors day. Spending it in the shop, casting bullets and loading ammunition. I cast a bunch of the RCBS 250 KT .44 Semi-Wadcutter bullets... sized and lubed them. Loaded them in brand new unfired SHOOTISTS-headstamped brass. Winchester Large Pistol primers. 16.5 gr. 2400 ht...
by JimT
Wed May 02, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I recieved an email from Mic McPherson
Replies: 4
Views: 387

Re: I recieved an email from Mic McPherson

While I like "real" books, realistically there is no way I could keep all the books that I have on Kindle. There is a lot of excellent reloading/shooting/hunting information out there (as well as other topics) and I don't let my preference for "real" books get in the way of obtaining what can help ...
by JimT
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I recieved an email from Mic McPherson
Replies: 4
Views: 387

I recieved an email from Mic McPherson

And I pass it on with his permission. As a cathartic measure, and it worked -- first thing I have found since losing my best friend that has given me any personal joy, I have been posting articles, and one book, on Kindle e-Books. I am using the moniker, M. L. (Mic) McPherson, in an effort to avoid ...
by JimT
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Noise of 45 colt vs 44 rem mag vs 357 in carbine
Replies: 13
Views: 579

Re: Noise of 45 colt vs 44 rem mag vs 357 in carbine

marlinman93 wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:45 am
... even with ear muffs on I can easily tell the .357 is more annoying.
No sir. Not "annoying". II is a DEATH RAY! A DEATH RAY I tell you!

Sorry. I was channeling Dr. Fackler there for a minute .....

:D
by JimT
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Noise of 45 colt vs 44 rem mag vs 357 in carbine
Replies: 13
Views: 579

Re: Noise of 45 colt vs 44 rem mag vs 357 in carbine

Jim, what do you mean "fired at you at close range" ? What did you get in to? Some years ago a drunk relative fired his .22 at me from about 6 feet. It was an accident on his part but he was drunk enough he should not have had it in his hands. When I finished with him I took a hammer to his pistol ...
by JimT
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Noise of 45 colt vs 44 rem mag vs 357 in carbine
Replies: 13
Views: 579

Re: Noise of 45 colt vs 44 rem mag vs 357 in carbine

I am no expert but from what little experience I have had ... a 22 fired at you at close range is as loud as any gun ever made!
by JimT
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just Because
Replies: 12
Views: 574

Re: Just Because

octagon wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:27 pm
Jim you got a model name or # for that cool knife?
I got it from Amazon ...

https://www.amazon.com/Mossy-Oak-13-5-i ... lade+knife
by JimT
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just Because
Replies: 12
Views: 574

Re: Just Because

I reckon you enjoy that .357 carbine as much as I do mine. How do you like that bolt peep sight? It is just the thing needed on a levergun. This Rossi is a full length rifle, not a carbine. You couldn't tell that from the photo. Has a full octagon barrel. https://i1.wp.com/sarayuinternational.files...
by JimT
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blue Angles
Replies: 6
Views: 260

Re: Blue Angles

44shooter wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:58 pm
Not the be obtuse, but I drew acute angles before
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by JimT
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just Because
Replies: 12
Views: 574

Re: Just Because

BlaineG wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:52 am
Very Nice :mrgreen:
Tell us about the rifle. 8)
It's the .357 Rossi that Paco gave me.
by JimT
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blue Angles
Replies: 6
Views: 260

Re: Blue Angles

Here's a nice shot of a right angle ...

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by JimT
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just Because
Replies: 12
Views: 574

Just Because

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One of my birthday presents ....
by JimT
Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Poor ammo performance
Replies: 11
Views: 502

Re: Poor ammo performance

I am probably weird but I usually just carry hardball. It was designed to take the fight out of a combatant. It feeds in almost anything. It penetrates better than the big open hollowpoints. It is what I prefer. OOOPS .. (EDIT) ... I also prefer my own handloads. If there's a problem it is mine.
by JimT
Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 41 Mag
Replies: 25
Views: 1116

Re: 41 Mag

For fun loads I use the NEI 230 gr. Flatpoint over 5 gr. Bullseye. Whew ... had some issues trying to post photos! Not from here .. from where I have them hosted ... anyway ... https://sarayuinternational.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/201803260027435ab83e7f5b52f.jpg 230 gr. NEI cast .... 5 gr. Bullsey...
by JimT
Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On this day in 1916 ...
Replies: 14
Views: 657

Re: On this day in 1916 ...

Panco Villa crossed the border in the year of ought sixteen ......

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=L7ka3PoKjr4
by JimT
Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Google Blocks Guns
Replies: 17
Views: 719

Re: Google Blocks Guns

Startpage does not record data about its users ...
by JimT
Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This is pathetic
Replies: 16
Views: 721

Re: This is pathetic

That used to be called "spray and pray". Spray enough bullets towards the target and pray you hit it. That started with the switch to hi-cap 9mms. I've always thought cops should be restricted to 6 shot revolvers to slow them down and make them aim ... at least a little bit. What amazes me is when ...
by JimT
Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This is pathetic
Replies: 16
Views: 721

This is pathetic

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/03/01/sa ... video.html

67 shots total and no one is hit. Some of the cops completely missed the RV! They were shitting themselves!
by JimT
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The S&W Model 340 .357 Magnum
Replies: 9
Views: 396

Re: The S&W Model 340 .357 Magnum

I am thinking someone has one of the slow lot's of 820. I wonder if 20 grs. of 296/H110 would give the same fire ball. Pretty neat camera work all the same. Thanks ----J Not sure this lot is slow. Gives comparable velocities to H110 loads. Yep. H110 makes a nice fireball from he short barrel. 😀
by JimT
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The S&W Model 340 .357 Magnum
Replies: 9
Views: 396

Re: The S&W Model 340 .357 Magnum

FWiedner wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:08 pm
I'm guessin' that while it might fall short as an all-day plinker or target pistol, it probably shines in every other category.

:mrgreen:
😀
by JimT
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The S&W Model 340 .357 Magnum
Replies: 9
Views: 396

The S&W Model 340 .357 Magnum

I like this little gun ... easy to carry .. reliable .. speaks with authority .. https://i0.wp.com/sarayuinternational.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/img_1541.jpg Screen captures of me shooting the Model 340 with 125 gr. JHP and 20 gr. WC820 https://i0.wp.com/sarayuinternational.files.wordpress.com/201...
by JimT
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why NOT Procrastinate?
Replies: 9
Views: 424

Re: Why NOT Procrastinate?

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by JimT
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Article by Paco...???
Replies: 11
Views: 726

Re: Article by Paco...???

JIM T -- can you get more articles written by yourself, Paco, John Taffin, and Terry Murbach on the article section of this forum. You gentlemen wrote a lot of good stuff that was on a old blog site of Paco's (fiveshot.org)...just wondering... :) You can use the "Wayback Machine" ... the internet a...
by JimT
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Article by Paco...???
Replies: 11
Views: 726

Re: Article by Paco...???

SAVVY_JACK wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:28 pm
Thanks guys...didnt mean to get two posts started. Any idea who the author is so I can give credit? https://www.levergunscommunity.org/down ... w&id=15884
Yes. Paco Kelly wrote that.
by JimT
Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Article by Paco...???
Replies: 11
Views: 726

Re: Article by Paco...???

Here ya go... these were on the old sixgunner.com website .. all I have is part 2 ... I don't have part 1 44-40 NOT A ZIP CODE...PT 2 In part one of 44-40 (in Back Issues) I spoke of the Uberti handguns I have in this caliber. One a bird’s head grip and the other a standard S/A Colt type grip...both...
by JimT
Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It Ain't A Levergun - My January Project - RANGE DAY
Replies: 4
Views: 187

Re: It Ain't A Levergun - My January Project - RANGE DAY

FWiedner wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:52 pm
There's just nothing that provides as much fun as an accurate .22.

:mrgreen:
AMEN!!
by JimT
Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It Ain't A Levergun - My January Project - RANGE DAY
Replies: 4
Views: 187

Re: It Ain't A Levergun - My January Project - RANGE DAY

Aloha Jim. Not too shabby grouping! Nice job on the gunsmithing too. You mentioned your shop. Does this shop have a metal lathe, bandsaw, drill press, etc. to perform your work or did you do it all by hand? The front sight dovetail especially, did you cut that by hand using a triangular file? I muc...
by JimT
Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It Ain't A Levergun - My January Project - RANGE DAY
Replies: 4
Views: 187

It Ain't A Levergun - My January Project - RANGE DAY

I took the little Savage to the range today. ( hmmm... that would make a good opening line a book ... sorry .. back to the subject) Today was nice and sunny and the wind was not blowing! I set up at 25 yards .. shooting first at a vertical line for windage and then at a horizontal line for elevation...
by JimT
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It Ain't A Levergun - My January Project
Replies: 12
Views: 472

Re: It Ain't A Levergun - My January Project

Thanks Jim. So important to get those kids started off right. I need to figure out an adjustable length butt to allow different size kids to fit the rifle. Any ideas? Sorry.. I don't know much of anything anout that... Yiu might try some of the "slip on" recoil pads? Add something in them to make t...
by JimT
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It Ain't A Levergun - My January Project
Replies: 12
Views: 472

Re: It Ain't A Levergun - My January Project

crs wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:06 pm
My Cricket .22 has that same type peep.
My kids, grand kids, and some of their friends learned to shoot with it. It is tucked away in the safe until next needed.
That is a great sight. They sell the entire assembly ... it would work well on many rifles.
by JimT
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It Ain't A Levergun - My January Project
Replies: 12
Views: 472

It Ain't A Levergun - My January Project

Back before Christmas I was in Walmart and saw the Savage Model 62 on sale for less than $100.00. Well .. I couldn't pass it up so I bought one. It's a nice accurate .22 rifle and I have been collecting bits and pieces of things to do some custom work on it. https://i1.wp.com/sarayuinternational.fil...
by JimT
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Books Aimed At The Handloader by Mic MicPherson
Replies: 0
Views: 248

Books Aimed At The Handloader by Mic MicPherson

These are digital versions of previously published books. Information for the handloader ........ What Happens To A Case: How To Minimize Headspace Variation In Resized Cases https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078ZVF41F/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1515938044&sr=1-1&keywords=mic+mcpherson More Deta...
by JimT
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New book by Mic McPherson
Replies: 3
Views: 262

New book by Mic McPherson

My friend Mic McPherson has published a new book in Kindle ... "Superstition Mountain Prospecting : Searching For The Lost Dutchman Mine" It was published years ago in print edition and now is available for Kindle. https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B078ZBQMJX/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1515855388&sr=8-7&keywo...
by JimT
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UPDATE JAN. 9, 2018 I spoke with Paco Kelly today.
Replies: 7
Views: 464

Re: UPDATE JAN. 9, 2018 I spoke with Paco Kelly today.

Bill in Oregon wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:37 am
It's a relief to hear this Jim. Is Paco's vision good enough to allow him to read? Prayers that the second eye goes without a hitch.
Not right now it isn't. He is getting by listening to audio books etc.
by JimT
Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UPDATE JAN. 9, 2018 I spoke with Paco Kelly today.
Replies: 7
Views: 464

UPDATE JAN. 9, 2018 I spoke with Paco Kelly today.

He is feeling much better and again, thanks everyone for the prayers and kind thoughts. His eye is healing .. slowly .. but it is getting there. He is scheduled to have the other eye done within a couple weeks. Right now with one cataract eye and one eye healing he is not doing much.
by JimT
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Military 1911 to be Released
Replies: 15
Views: 718

Re: Military 1911 to be Released

Those old loose worn-out 1911's can still shoot if you handload for them. I bought a WW1 1911 back about 1962. Paid a huge price for it .. around $40!! The bore was pretty worn. The gun rattled loosely. Dad made up some handloads for me and I sat down and fired this 5-shot group at 25 yards with it,...
by JimT
Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gunsmoke Festus question
Replies: 19
Views: 889

Re: Gunsmoke Festus question

Hi Joe. Gunsmoke is just make-believe. In Pretend Land a person can do anything... even leap tall buildings in a single bound!
by JimT
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I talked with Paco today (Jan. 5. 2018)
Replies: 8
Views: 381

I talked with Paco today (Jan. 5. 2018)

He thanked everyone for the prayers. His eye is improving though there are still issues with it. His next doctor's visit will be Monday. Should know more after that. I will let you all know what I know.
by JimT
Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayers for Paco
Replies: 34
Views: 1059

Prayers for Paco

I spoke with Paco this afternoon. He has had cataract sugerery on one eye and it had not gone well. I would like you levergunners to remember him in your prayers. The doctors are treating him but he is having a lot of pain.
Thanks guys!
by JimT
Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For the older guys on this Forum
Replies: 35
Views: 1842

For the older guys on this Forum

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by JimT
Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Expander smaller than cast bullet - huh??
Replies: 10
Views: 471

Re: Expander smaller than cast bullet - huh??

For my heavy loads I do not use an expander. I use a tapered die that only flares the case enough to start the bullet. The cases are left at whatever size the sizing die makes them. I found after a lot of work that this worked best with the 300 gr. bullets with heavy loads. It also worked well with ...
by JimT
Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shortening barrel on Chaparral advise please
Replies: 14
Views: 793

Re: Shortening barrel on Chaparral advise please

If you set your barrel up like a target rifle, you just polish the end of the barrel, making sure it's square, then use a 45 degree reamer to crown it. https://sarayuinternational.files.wordpress.com/2017/12/crown1.jpg https://sarayuinternational.files.wordpress.com/2017/12/crown2.jpg If you want th...
by JimT
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shortening barrel on Chaparral advise please
Replies: 14
Views: 793

Re: Shortening barrel on Chaparral advise please

Contrary to popular opinion, the barrel crown is not hard to do. I have done a number of them by hand and had no problems. You don't need a lathe or even power tools, depending in the type of crown you want to make. On a .30 caliber rifle I once used a .45 caliber lead round ball with a wood screw f...
by JimT
Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An Oldie .....
Replies: 6
Views: 421

Re: An Oldie .....

In 2009 as I was preparing to move to Africa, I received an email. The sender told me that he had read the story and that John Chovan was his neighbor. He included Mr. Chovan's telephone number. I called him and we reconnected after all those years! It turns out his daughters were doing an internet...
by JimT
Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Christmas Message From Me to You
Replies: 9
Views: 301

A Christmas Message From Me to You

You can read it online or download it to your computer to read later.

Merry Christmas!

https://sarayuinternational.files.wordp ... istmas.pdf