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by Mainehunter
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If anyone is looking for a 99
Replies: 3
Views: 40

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! :)

Mainehunter
by Mainehunter
Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB in MN. 22 Mag reamer
Replies: 1
Views: 15

Re: WTB in MN. 22 Mag reamer

I don't have one but have you tried any of the tool & die companies to rent it out like 4D rentals, Elk Ridge or Pacific Tool & Die? Unless you want to buy it. I've rented reamers from 4D and Pacific in the past with good customer service.

Mainehunter
by Mainehunter
Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 23 Redtailed Hawks Sighted Yesterday!
Replies: 13
Views: 223

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: 389

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: 23
Views: 129

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: 409

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: 241

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: 343

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: 409

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: 1373

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: 622

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: 622

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: 622

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: 622

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: 622

Re: Winchester 43 218 Bee Mag?

Thanks for the link! :D

Mainehunter
by Mainehunter
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 43 218 Bee Mag?
Replies: 28
Views: 622

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: 622

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?


Mainehunter
by Mainehunter
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1899 Savage Rifle help
Replies: 6
Views: 388

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: 368

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!

Mainehunter
by Mainehunter
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 50 Beowulf Promotion
Replies: 8
Views: 328

Re: 50 Beowulf Promotion

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

Mainehunter
by Mainehunter
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Furniture on the Savage 99F
Replies: 16
Views: 453

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: 30
Views: 1167

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: 453

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: 453

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: 453

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: 453

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: 293

Re: Worked In The Office This Morning

Been doing that myself for the past couple of weeks!

Mainehunter
by Mainehunter
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday eliminator & Mainehunter.
Replies: 7
Views: 176

Re: Happy Birthday eliminator & Mainehunter.

Thanks fellas! :) I was hoping to get out to the range today but work was calling me :| Better luck next time I guess.

Mainehunter
by Mainehunter
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .760"!
Replies: 21
Views: 1092

Re: .760"!

I've been wondering if sized 000 would be practicle as cheap plinkers in the 30wcf.... That's doable! My grandfather kept a really nasty looking single shot 30-06 in the barn for my grandmother to use for pest control. I think he used 00 buck but can't remember what powder he used. Probably one of ...
by Mainehunter
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hey OldWin!
Replies: 3
Views: 188

Re: Hey OldWin!

I got the dates mixed up thinking it was next weekend so I didn't go :| . I ended up working over at Belfast for a few hours.
by Mainehunter
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hey OldWin!
Replies: 3
Views: 188

Hey OldWin!

You going to the Jeep show in Waterville today?

Mainehunter
by Mainehunter
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The old Jeep needed a tummy tuck
Replies: 26
Views: 752

Re: The old Jeep needed a tummy tuck

My 80 CJ5 is hanging low but I'm running 33" for tires so the clearance is pretty good. When I compare that to the 67 CJ6 it doesn't hang down as much so it seems. I do have the offset Dana 44 rear and Dana 27 front axles on the CJ6 but some day I'm planning on swapping the front axle because the ax...
by Mainehunter
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Puns From The Past
Replies: 7
Views: 434

Re: Puns From The Past

Another for the Septic Truck:

We're #1 in the #2 business!….
by Mainehunter
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Maine Gun Shop With New Rossi M-92's Galore
Replies: 5
Views: 460

Re: A Maine Gun Shop With New Rossi M-92's Galore

. An interesting post elsewhere today, about a Maine gunshop that has many Rossi Model 92's that they're having a hard time selling: http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?364745-Rossi-Lever-Actions-for-sale It's Audette's Sporting Goods Store ( an ACE Hardware store with a gun and bow cent...
by Mainehunter
Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody ever work on a Lapstrake boat? Pics added 7/23
Replies: 44
Views: 2171

Re: Anybody ever work on a Lapstrake boat? Pics added 7/23

You've done an excellent job on that boat. When I retire (who knows when :roll: ) I have a 20' Grand Laker that was built in early 70's and late 60's 16' Kennebec canoe that needs restoring so it should keep me busy. Now about the outboard...…. Nothing wrong what you have BUT the boat screams for a...
by Mainehunter
Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My oh my.....hornets!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 1018

Re: My oh my.....hornets!!!

wvfarrier wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:43 pm
Ya, buggers are mad for no reason. Hateful critters....almost like a liberal politician
:lol: :lol: :lol:
by Mainehunter
Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody ever work on a Lapstrake boat? Pics added 7/23
Replies: 44
Views: 2171

Re: Anybody ever work on a Lapstrake boat? Pics added 7/23

You've done an excellent job on that boat. When I retire (who knows when :roll: ) I have a 20' Grand Laker that was built in early 70's and late 60's 16' Kennebec canoe that needs restoring so it should keep me busy. Now about the outboard...…. Nothing wrong what you have BUT the boat screams for a ...
by Mainehunter
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some pictures from Lake Erie
Replies: 13
Views: 678

Re: Some pictures from Lake Erie

Ahhhhh Sandusky! :) Cedar Point and Kelley's Island. My two favorite places when I was a kid growing up outside of Cleveland! :D

Mainehunter
by Mainehunter
Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sunset!
Replies: 15
Views: 743

Re: Sunset!

Awesome! We just came back from a week up at Rangeley Lake and we had a few quiet moments like that... Old No7 I'm heading up there for several days starting this Saturday before the crew get's there by next Thursday. Going to do some fly fishing over at Magalloway River for rainbow's and cross up ...
by Mainehunter
Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sunset!
Replies: 15
Views: 743

Sunset!

For your viewing pleasures...…….. Panoramic shot up to camp taken by my daughter yesterday evening. As they say "I've never heard silence quite this loud!" It was literally dead silence with no one on the pond which is quite rare. I was tempted to go out and throw my fly line out over the dock but I...
by Mainehunter
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bubba Savage 99!
Replies: 23
Views: 1221

Re: Bubba Savage 99!

M. M. Wright wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:03 am
Mainehunter, finally got to look through my stash and no luck. Watch ebay and craigslist.
Thanks for looking! :)
by Mainehunter
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bubba Savage 99!
Replies: 23
Views: 1221

Re: Bubba Savage 99!

I had some spare time earlier today to get to the range and try out some factory loads. I dug out a partial box of Hornady Interlock 100 grain and some Hornady SST 87 grain reduced loads out to 100 yards. As expected groupings were around 2 1/2" with both loads. I did mount a Redfield 2x7 scope and ...
by Mainehunter
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bubba Savage 99!
Replies: 23
Views: 1221

Re: Bubba Savage 99!

Even 135 bucks is cheap fix considering what you have invested! True! I have no problem of spending that. I'm seriously considering it. I've seen other places have them for a little bit less. The only thing which is not a big deal is they are a bit oversized that will need to be fit and finished. A...
by Mainehunter
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bubba Savage 99!
Replies: 23
Views: 1221

Re: Bubba Savage 99!

Let me look through my stash of stocks. I know I have the forearm but not sure about the butt. Thanks! :D $69 gets you a walnut replacement from Boyd's... I did checked them out but the one I was looking at was around $135.00. I'm still leaning towards making up the filler but I do know it's going ...
by Mainehunter
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bubba Savage 99!
Replies: 23
Views: 1221

Re: Bubba Savage 99!

You have an inexpensive hunting or truck gun there. Would it be me, I'd fix the crack then put a recoil pad on the stock to bring it to a proper length, then go shoot it. See if the barrel wear is or is not an issue. Then go from there. You really can't hurt it any taking it into the field, that's ...
by Mainehunter
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bubba Savage 99!
Replies: 23
Views: 1221

Bubba Savage 99!

The other day my wife mentioned that one of here friends relative passed away just recently. She started to clean out the place and noticed there was a firearm in one of the bedroom closets and her friend was petrified to touch it :roll:. She asked if I can come over to look at it and see if I wante...
by Mainehunter
Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Maine + Moose Equals......
Replies: 9
Views: 541

Re: Maine + Moose Equals......

Years ago when I was traveling a lot up to the "County" I did see an accident similar to that but the smallish cow went right through a Ford LTD! :shock: Through the front windshield, out the rear window and fell back on the pavement. Fortunately, the driver made it out fine!
by Mainehunter
Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Love that 2-4D !
Replies: 19
Views: 910

Re: Love that 2-4D !

I have a good pile of Black Locust trees that were cut up to clear some land years ago by a good friend of mine who is a forester. He thinks the trees were planted at some point since they aren't native to Maine. Comparing it to Hornbeam "Iron Wood" as they call it up here, they are similar it terms...
by Mainehunter
Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Levergunner
Replies: 27
Views: 1012

Re: New Levergunner

Congrats OldWin!!! :D Looks like you'll have another rider and spotter when you hit the trails in your jeep!!!
by Mainehunter
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jeepin' pics
Replies: 35
Views: 950

Re: Jeepin' pics

I do like the D30 on my CJ5 but the AMC20 rear is a different story. It still had the original two piece axles running 33's which I was a little nervous running that big of a tire. Switched to one piece Moser axles but had a hell of a time to get the pre-load right on the bearings :x. On top of that...