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by Mainehunter
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More MRI fun!
Replies: 27
Views: 440

Re: More MRI fun!

It’s been like 10 years that I worked on them. One of my hunting buddies who I know for years was my service competitor back then. He keeps me informed time to time on the new technical advances on them and others like CT, Nuclear, digital xray and such. Out of all of them I enjoyed working the MRI ...
by Mainehunter
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: steamy subject
Replies: 8
Views: 388

Re: steamy subject

Now that's pretty cool! 8) I love to see articles like that when people use their imagination especially when it has to do with steam power. I've been working on steam sterilizers, steam generators/boilers for the past 20 year.
by Mainehunter
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Damko Martini Rifles
Replies: 33
Views: 1275

Re: Damko Martini Rifles

I always had an itch for a single shot 25-35. But getting one in 30-40 Krag, boring it out to 35 Win has my attention!

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by Mainehunter
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Photos of Fine Guns
Replies: 28
Views: 672

Re: Photos of Fine Guns

:shock: WOW! I think I just overdosed on all these photos! Beautiful looking firearms! :mrgreen:

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by Mainehunter
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Price Check: Rem 03A4 Sniper Rifle
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Re: Price Check: Rem 03A4 Sniper Rifle

Thanks! That helps a lot!
by Mainehunter
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Price Check: Rem 03A4 Sniper Rifle
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Re: Price Check: Rem 03A4 Sniper Rifle

Some did have Weaver scopes, (M73B1) but they should be serial numbered with an electric engraver. The Weaver scopes were just like the Weaver 330, but according to collectors of these sniper rifles the Weavers used on them did not have a model number on them, even though most people associate the ...
by Mainehunter
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Price Check: Rem 03A4 Sniper Rifle
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Price Check: Rem 03A4 Sniper Rifle

So I have an opportunity to acquire an original Remington 03A4 from my brother in-law. It was his father’s rifle that he picked up just before he left the military around the mid 50’s. My brother-in-law and my nephew no longer are interested in it so they asked if I would want it and I said yes but ...
by Mainehunter
Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: looked at a Savage 99
Replies: 15
Views: 667

Re: looked at a Savage 99

I've seen one about a month ago and was going for $475.

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by Mainehunter
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Woods-Bumming Rifle Choice...
Replies: 83
Views: 2296

Re: Woods-Bumming Rifle Choice...

As of late I'm only bring up my Ruger Mini 30 and S&W model 48-4 22 Mag when I go up to camp. Of course, during hunting season my arsenal changes :D .

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by Mainehunter
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Axis burgers for dinner-yummy!
Replies: 5
Views: 223

Re: Axis burgers for dinner-yummy!

That's good if you don't have to add the fat, just salt or pepper for me. I did a quick search online regarding the Axis and didn't realize it's a problem down there in Texas. Is there a hunting season for them? My wife's cousin lives down around Austin area and her husband hunts a lot. I should ask...
by Mainehunter
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Axis burgers for dinner-yummy!
Replies: 5
Views: 223

Re: Axis burgers for dinner-yummy!

Just curious how lean is it? Most of the meat from game animals I've had for burgers needed some fat to keep it together. I'll bet it's delicious! :)

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by Mainehunter
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I too have a Jeep now
Replies: 34
Views: 866

Re: I too have a Jeep now

The AMC 20 won't be an issue unless getting back into the CJ. They are still stronger than a 35 if you replace the 2 piece shafts. The problem with the 35 is weak c-clip shafts, a weak carrier, and wafer thin tubes. There is no hope for it. The front Dana 30 is actually stronger. As long as you don...
by Mainehunter
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I too have a Jeep now
Replies: 34
Views: 866

Re: I too have a Jeep now

Hey Grizz, I may be biased, but I consider the TJ (97-06) to be the best balance of what you are looking for. They were the first Jeep to go to a coil and four link suspension. Small lifts are easy and economical. They are pretty good on the road, and came with arguably the best engine ever put in ...
by Mainehunter
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 130 gr. Speer Hot Core Flat Nose Bullet
Replies: 27
Views: 730

Re: 130 gr. Speer Hot Core Flat Nose Bullet

:shock: Who's said 30-30's can't be accurate? Nice shooting :mrgreen:

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by Mainehunter
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I too have a Jeep now
Replies: 34
Views: 866

Re: I too have a Jeep now

Nice Rig! My friend’s son finished off last year installing a 4BT Cummins in his :mrgreen: . Now he’s attempting to install a 6BT in a CJ5! The seats have been pushed back enough that when I sit in them I can practically hang one of my arms over the tail gate! It's going to be his dedicated trail ri...
by Mainehunter
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 6.5 Creedmoor in Lever Action
Replies: 27
Views: 1087

Re: 6.5 Creedmoor in Lever Action

I came close purchasing a bolt action in 6.5 CM back when it first came out but there were problems with loose primers after just 2 reloads and at the time only Hornady was making the brass as fast as they can spit them out. The 6.5 and 6mm CM reminds me of the 300 Savage with its short neck, doesn’...
by Mainehunter
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 6.5 Creedmoor in Lever Action
Replies: 27
Views: 1087

Re: 6.5 Creedmoor in Lever Action

6pt-sika wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:28 am
From a practical standpoint the 6.5 CM and the 260 are the same thing . I’ve shot a bunch of bolt actions for both cartridges and like them both . However if I’m footing the bill it’ll be a 260 for me .
+1

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by Mainehunter
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Y2K is studying abroad
Replies: 16
Views: 740

Re: Y2K is studying abroad

My oldest daughter graduated last spring in international business relations. Don’t know if it’s the same major as your son’s. She did the same, studied abroad which was in Argentina for 6 months in her junior year. She got her dream job being accepted in the Peace Corp last August and taking off to...
by Mainehunter
Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cartridge Case Annealer
Replies: 3
Views: 238

Re: Cartridge Case Annealer

Started with a Ken Light unit - 2x gas burners. OK, but now use an A.M.P. induction unit. I feed it manually but there is an auto-feed available. Very fast, and programmed for pretty much any cartridge case. If that wasn't good enough, it's also able to calibrate for your cases. Worth checking out ...
by Mainehunter
Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cartridge Case Annealer
Replies: 3
Views: 238

Cartridge Case Annealer

I've been wanting to purchase one for quite sometime. Just got enough cash saved up and leaning towards Giraud because of being automated. Can feed a few hundred cases in the hoper and let it run. The other thing that really interests me I can convert it to a flameless coil-induction unit but have r...
by Mainehunter
Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A "wildcat" wildcat
Replies: 13
Views: 550

Re: A "wildcat" wildcat

Mainehunter you can rest assured that rifle is well and being cared for👍. I still get a tickle out of people’s faces when they try to figure out what the cartridge is. Thank you. Well I'm glad your enjoying it! :) Courious to know what other loads you've tried? I think the cartride is great alterna...
by Mainehunter
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A "wildcat" wildcat
Replies: 13
Views: 550

Re: A "wildcat" wildcat

I did have a Marlin 336A bored out to 35/30-30 by JES in Oregon a few years back. I did some load testing using the NOE 230 grain cast bullet posting the results here on the forum. My first levergun was a 50’ish Marlin 336SC in 35 Remington that I sadly gave it up to a friend of mine years ago. Boug...
by Mainehunter
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chainsaw Carb - Clean or Replace?
Replies: 25
Views: 637

Re: Chainsaw Carb - Clean or Replace?

We have a "small engine" guy here in town... I don't ever attempt this stuff anymore... 'cause sure as shootin', I try rebuilding a 2-stroke carb... I'd be out buyin' the replacement real soon... like before the darned thing ever started again! I've had him do my chainsaw, a coupla lawnmowers and m...
by Mainehunter
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chainsaw Carb - Clean or Replace?
Replies: 25
Views: 637

Re: Chainsaw Carb - Clean or Replace?

I have rebuilt a lot of carbs over the years Rochester, Holley, Webber, Edelbrock and many others. One thing I've learned 2 stroke carbs are a lot finickier than 4 stroke carbs. You've done good for having that carb running for that many years. Over time the way fuel is metered, and air gets deliver...
by Mainehunter
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If anyone is looking for a 99
Replies: 4
Views: 298

Re: If anyone is looking for a 99

Really nice looking rifle and I'd shoot it if it was mine! You only live once, might as well enjoy it! :)

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by Mainehunter
Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 23 Redtailed Hawks Sighted Yesterday!
Replies: 14
Views: 461

Re: 23 Redtailed Hawks Sighted Yesterday!

It's funny that your posting this I've been spotting them around the Bowdionham, Richmond exit along I95 for the past year. There's a bog or pond some sort of game preserve can't think of the name of it off the Richmond exit, that's were I see them the most. I'm kind of surprised they are around in ...
by Mainehunter
Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Post Season Woes
Replies: 33
Views: 725

Re: Post Season Woes

I actually dislike hunting in snow immensely. It's either too quiet, or crusty and crazy noisy. If the snow is on the trees, you get soaked moving, and it cuts down on visibility. About the only advantages, is tracking and the light stays longer. I feel the same way. I like just a dusting of snow f...
by Mainehunter
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday OldWin.
Replies: 24
Views: 463

Re: Happy Birthday OldWin.

Happy "B Day" as my youngest daughter would say! :D
by Mainehunter
Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SNOWWWW!!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 548

Re: SNOWWWW!!!!

Hey MH! Yeah, I'm hoofin in it right now. We don't have 2' on th east side of 201 but we have at least a foot. Makes tiring walking. A few folks that I've talked to over at Jimmy's Market in Bingham who have been here a lot longer never seen this before! I was pretty tired just for trucking through...
by Mainehunter
Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving
Replies: 17
Views: 456

Re: Happy Thanksgiving

You too!
by Mainehunter
Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good work from JES Reboring
Replies: 7
Views: 491

Re: Good work from JES Reboring

Pete44ru wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:45 am
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FWIW, I've never heard anything but good things about Jesse's work. 8)

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+ 1. He's done a few rifles for me and his work is top notch! What's even more amazing is how quick he can get it done, two weeks! And that's including shipping to and from my house.
by Mainehunter
Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SNOWWWW!!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 548

SNOWWWW!!!!

Since last Tuesday, two storms and a hair over 2' of snow! The old record was shattered which was 4" and that was three years ago. I made the mistake not bringing my snow shoes. 100 yards into the woods, off the dirt road I was waist high in snow! I couldn't even get to my tree stand! I was bummed!!...
by Mainehunter
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: S&W Model 19 - With Pic
Replies: 53
Views: 2050

Re: S&W Model 19

Love my S&W's in 357 Mag or 38 Special! That 19 should be good to go with a good charge of 2400 powder! 20181110_201726.jpg It was bath night this past Saturday and gave everyone a good cleaning. All S&W, a mix of 357 Mag and 38 Special. The one on the right is the black sheep in the family, Ruger B...
by Mainehunter
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 43 218 Bee Mag?
Replies: 28
Views: 1010

Re: Winchester 43 218 Bee Mag?

I've heard the same thing regarding issues with the vent holes in Lee dies. Have been using Lee dies for years and never had any problems but sounds like the vent hole is doing more harm than good. Are the vent holes really necessary for this cartridge? Don't know but I may want to try and find ano...
by Mainehunter
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 43 218 Bee Mag?
Replies: 28
Views: 1010

Re: Winchester 43 218 Bee Mag?

Factory ammo for a Bee is hard to find and ridiculously expensive for something that is such a sweetheart to load for. Starline 32/20 brass is readily available and forms into 218 Bee with some care. I drop it to 25/20 first and then down to 218 Bee. And I think I made a post on here some time back...
by Mainehunter
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 43 218 Bee Mag?
Replies: 28
Views: 1010

Re: Winchester 43 218 Bee Mag?

It reminds me of the 22 TCM that was developed for the 1911 - you could sort of call it a 'short fat [non]magnum' :D I shot a Rock Island 1911 in 22 TCM at Rock Islands indoor range in Davao a couple weeks ago . Very pleasant recoilwise but noisewise it put me in mind of a 22 Jet . There was a guy ...
by Mainehunter
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 43 218 Bee Mag?
Replies: 28
Views: 1010

Re: Winchester 43 218 Bee Mag?

My #1 is like most, shoots good but could be better. So I did a little work on it. First thing to do is relieve the back of the forend so it's not touching anywhere. Then glass bed what was relieved so there is perfect contact. Second thing is to shim between the barrel and forearm, puts constant U...
by Mainehunter
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 43 218 Bee Mag?
Replies: 28
Views: 1010

Re: Winchester 43 218 Bee Mag?

Thanks for the link! :D

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by Mainehunter
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 43 218 Bee Mag?
Replies: 28
Views: 1010

Re: Winchester 43 218 Bee Mag?

Numrich, gunpartscorp.com Jack First Or the auction sites and you might find one. I had a 43 in Hornet, friend of mine wanted it real bad so I sold it to him, dont think he has shot it yet- that was a dozen years ago. Couple weeks later I found a LNIB #1 in 218, bunch of factory ammo with scope. Go...
by Mainehunter
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 43 218 Bee Mag?
Replies: 28
Views: 1010

Winchester 43 218 Bee Mag?

Found one in Down East Maine yesterday (North of Ellsworth) at a fair price BUT no magazine. Told the store clerk to keep it on hold till next week since I'll be back in the area next week for work. Just started to look around for one but they are hard to find. Any suggestions?


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by Mainehunter
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1899 Savage Rifle help
Replies: 6
Views: 489

Re: 1899 Savage Rifle help

I did have one years ago that based on the book and online they were off by several years. I noticed over the years by reading other forum messages and articles the older it is it's difficult to pinpoint the exact date. To know for sure you need to have it lettered from factory or someone that's rep...
by Mainehunter
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Slings on a take down rilfe
Replies: 8
Views: 465

Re: Slings on a take down rilfe

I was in the same boat with my Savage 99 until Pete44ru had good idea on his sling setup. I wanted it in leather so I found one online and just came in today.
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Takes seconds to put on and take off. Like it a lot!

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by Mainehunter
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 50 Beowulf Promotion
Replies: 8
Views: 415

Re: 50 Beowulf Promotion

Would pony up on building a 358 Winchester upper! :D More on a M14 chasses though...…..

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by Mainehunter
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Furniture on the Savage 99F
Replies: 16
Views: 643

Re: New Furniture on the Savage 99F

I hear you. My stomping grounds aren't far from yours, I don't think. East Carry Plantation, East side of the pond. It seems ever since Westinghouse bought out Plumb Creek 2-3 years ago they have gone back to some areas that been harvested 4 or 5 years ago to re-cut. Doesn’t make a lot of sense :|....
by Mainehunter
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hunt Report: Boar's Nest Oct 6 2018
Replies: 34
Views: 1676

Re: Hunt Report: Boar's Nest Oct 6 2018

BlaineG wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:49 am
A someday bucket list trip. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
+1 :mrgreen:
by Mainehunter
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Furniture on the Savage 99F
Replies: 16
Views: 643

Re: New Furniture on the Savage 99F

I agree with Six. The .358 would be my squeeze. As for the sling, I can go with or without. It's too easy to have the rifle on your shoulder when it should be in your hands. Shots come quick sometimes. I will admit though, they are nice to have. :D Keeping the rifle in hand is a must especially whe...
by Mainehunter
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Furniture on the Savage 99F
Replies: 16
Views: 643

Re: New Furniture on the Savage 99F

Nice. You did good. Classy 99s for sure, MH. Gonna hunt em' this year? Coming right up...... Yup! Both are coming up with me up to camp. I’m set for the 358 for cast loads but need to try out loads for the 243 Win. I’m going to add a 2x7 Redfield scope on the 243 Win since there have been some new ...
by Mainehunter
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Furniture on the Savage 99F
Replies: 16
Views: 643

Re: New Furniture on the Savage 99F

Looks great! Who did the stock work? jb 8) Macon Gunstocks out of Warsaw Missouri. https://www.macongunstocks.com/ Nice people to deal with and was recommended by someone. Was surprised how quick the turnaround was since they posted a 4 to 6 month turn around especially with checkering services add...
by Mainehunter
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Furniture on the Savage 99F
Replies: 16
Views: 643

New Furniture on the Savage 99F

So after a few weeks back in July going back and forth on the butt stock dilemma on my Savage 99F in 243 Win, I decided to swap stocks between the 99F in 358 Win and the 243 Win. I ended up sending the 358 Win out West to have new custom set of stocks made for it. 013cc8475e67428913354463ad8ae659d06...
by Mainehunter
Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Worked In The Office This Morning
Replies: 7
Views: 370

Re: Worked In The Office This Morning

Been doing that myself for the past couple of weeks!

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