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by JimT
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For friends who listen to NPR....
Replies: 8
Views: 254

Re: For friends who listen to NPR....

With apologies to Mark Twain .... If you do not listen to the news you are uninformed. If you listen to the news you are misinformed.
by JimT
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Legal Question
Replies: 9
Views: 357

Re: Legal Question

I have wondered if you are shot with a Bersa will it give you bersa-itus?
by JimT
Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Long vs Short Barrel
Replies: 14
Views: 349

Re: Long vs Short Barrel

Although I occasionally hunt with the long barreled Marlin, I generally reach for my Mossberg when going on a wild hog hunt here in Florida. This is the model 464 featuring a 16 inch barrel and Marine-coat finish. Handling is superb for me! I know that there is a velocity loss factor but have not d...
by JimT
Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Broken Extractor Removal
Replies: 5
Views: 243

Re: Broken Extractor Removal

I love Dremel Tools! They work great for engraving a Glock frame! :D
by JimT
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TRAGEDY in Bardstown, KY - prayers up for all...!
Replies: 10
Views: 512

Re: TRAGEDY in Bardstown, KY - prayers up for all...!

from the article: "Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials had been on site to investigate if the bourbon contaminated a river located 250 feet away from the warehouse. Firefighters could not determine if the alcohol got into the water supply." But downstream many local residents were found ...
by JimT
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: case life 38 special
Replies: 13
Views: 493

Re: case life 38 special

My Dad had one 44 Magnum case he kept count ... it was reloaded 1100 times and was still in decent shape. Low pressure loads .. no full length sizing ... they can last a long time.
by JimT
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: article ..... Training With Leverguns
Replies: 11
Views: 431

Re: article ..... Training With Leverguns

Years ago Ashley Emerson was demonstrating "how to" with a levergun and doing it without optics and among "tactical" stuff .... oh for young eyes again!

http://www.leverguns.com/articles/thunder_ranch.htm
by JimT
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does 357 magnum at carbine velocities produce 1 shot stops?
Replies: 39
Views: 1007

Re: Does 357 magnum at carbine velocities produce 1 shot stops?

Hollowpoints can tend to plug up. Shooting through clothing the hollowpoint may fill with cloth and not expand. The bullet just acts like a solid. I once saw 5 .357 JHP bullets recovered from shootings and none were expanded. All of them had plugged up and just deformed the nose a little. Yes,I agr...
by JimT
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does 357 magnum at carbine velocities produce 1 shot stops?
Replies: 39
Views: 1007

Re: Does 357 magnum at carbine velocities produce 1 shot stops?

Yes, at point blank range, with factory ammo, bullet probably didnt have time to expand. Point blank range doesn't mean what you think it means. And the closer the projectile is to the bore, the higher the velocity, so it is more expansive, not less. I do see your point that it could hit all 3 with...
by JimT
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Today 36 years ago
Replies: 25
Views: 475

Re: Today 36 years ago

Congratulations.

She must be one tough lady! :D
by JimT
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does 357 magnum at carbine velocities produce 1 shot stops?
Replies: 39
Views: 1007

Re: Does 357 magnum at carbine velocities produce 1 shot stops?

"One shot stops" are the mythological holy grail.
The pursuit of such is a waste of time and effort.
A person who is considering defensive use of a firearm is much better off if they pursue proper training. And not just "taking a course" but repeated training along with constant use of the firearm.
by JimT
Thu May 31, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Offering my services .. especially to those in ministry
Replies: 16
Views: 589

Re: Offering my services .. especially to those in ministry

I`m going to blow that picture up and hang it at the end of my driveway to keep the riff raff out. :) You could use it in your attic to keep the squirrels out also. Chit no it`s a great picture Jim, I might even use it to scare that bear away. I`m all in with the don`t mess with me attitude now day...
by JimT
Thu May 31, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Offering my services .. especially to those in ministry
Replies: 16
Views: 589

Re: Offering my services .. especially to those in ministry

Pitchy wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 5:30 pm
I`m going to blow that picture up and hang it at the end of my driveway to keep the riff raff out. :)
You could use it in your attic to keep the squirrels out also.
by JimT
Mon May 28, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Offering my services .. especially to those in ministry
Replies: 16
Views: 589

Re: Offering my services .. especially to those in ministry

J bar C Cowboy Church in Palmer, Texas would welcome you with open arms. Most of the openly worn pistols are revolvers during morning services. At least 1 concealed Glock 22 is always there, but it is concealed and most are totally unaware of it. Several other guns are concealed. You would fit righ...
by JimT
Mon May 28, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big Sister IS Watching YOU !
Replies: 17
Views: 749

Re: Big Sister IS Watching YOU !

Before I use the internet I put on a ski mask, pad my shirt so I look fatter (big job) ... take a slug of whiskey so my voice is changed a bit. Then I log on using my neighbor's wifi (if he has paid his bill). I also sprinkle salt all around the area where I am working on the computer and I burn 17 ...
by JimT
Wed May 23, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Service pictures
Replies: 48
Views: 1915

Re: Service pictures

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I am 2nd from the left ... Korea 1966

55th Aviation Co.
I was crewchief of the Commanding General 8th US Army's Beech Queen Air.
by JimT
Sat May 05, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CASTING BULLETS .... LOADING AMMO
Replies: 11
Views: 568

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: 568

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: 568

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: 444

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: 444

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: 706

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: 706

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: 706

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: 647

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: 647

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: 308

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: 647

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: 308

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: 647

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: 598

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: 1300

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: 759

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: 829

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: 809

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: 809

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: 471

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: 471

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: 471

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: 495

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: 852

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: 852

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: 852

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: 224

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: 224

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: 224

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: 536

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...