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by Mainehunter
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy 13th Birthday, Leverguns Community!
Replies: 17
Views: 526

Re: Happy 13th Birthday, Leverguns Community!

It was 13 years ago today, March 30, 2007, that this forum was set up as a permanent replacement for the old sixgunner.com based leverguns forum . Hard to believe it's been almost a decade and a half. WOW!!! I remember them days!!! :D Can't believe it's been that long! Thanks for keeping this going...
by Mainehunter
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sterilization of Coronavirus
Replies: 12
Views: 766

Re: Sterilization of Coronavirus

WHAT ABOUT UV LIGHT? I haven't heard anything about it being used against the china-war-virus, but I thought I maybe remembered that UV is used in treating some food stuffs, and I think I thought that it is also used in sterilizing water, or maybe not. Anyone know anything about this? There are thr...
by Mainehunter
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sterilization of Coronavirus
Replies: 12
Views: 766

Re: Sterilization of Coronavirus

vancelw wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:27 am
Will a home oven set as low as 140°?
I think 250° is as low as mine will go.
My oven goes down to 170 but I would try a dryer first at the lowest setting which is around 135 degrees. If it's heat sensitive, keep an eye on it during the cycle.

Mainehunter
by Mainehunter
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sterilization of Coronavirus
Replies: 12
Views: 766

Re: Sterilization of Coronavirus

I'm sure that'll work but depends on what material their PPE is. Since I'm a sub-contractor to work on the decontamination washers and steam sterilizers, my PPE is blue scrubs and maybe the white cloth bunny suites if I'm on the dirty side of the department where the instruments comes down from surg...
by Mainehunter
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who Here Has Holed Up For Now?
Replies: 13
Views: 429

Re: Who Here Has Holed Up For Now?

I'm on the move since I provide services to hospitals. My wife is a literacy specialist in Lewiston but the school system like everyone else is locked down till at least first week of April. Just found out yesterday that most if not all the hospitals in Maine are temporarily suspending elective surg...
by Mainehunter
Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mmmm home made butter
Replies: 25
Views: 380

Re: Mmmm home made butter

I'm drooling as I type this....
by Mainehunter
Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bisley grip
Replies: 11
Views: 335

Re: Bisley grip

I LOVE Bisley grips on my revolvers! I have large hands and they feel comfortable in my hands regardless of caliber. This is one of my favorites!
by Mainehunter
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone Cancelled Work or Personal Air Travel Yet?
Replies: 43
Views: 1415

Re: Anyone Cancelled Work or Personal Air Travel Yet?

I work in the healthcare so it's not slowing down. Daughter #1 is in Ecuador serving peace core and so far, she's staying put for now. No major outbreaks down there yet and not expected. Daughter #2 is in Australia on study abroad program is questionable if she's coming back home. Her school in Verm...
by Mainehunter
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruger No. 1 A.S.S.R.A
Replies: 29
Views: 558

Re: Ruger No. 1 A.S.S.R.A

Scroll down aways on this thread, bro. 8) http://forums.accuratereloading.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/6711043/m/4941047752 I have just one thing to say about that......WOW!!!! :shock: If it were mine I d chamber it in 303 brit and build it along the lines of this Nice looking Westley-Richards, there. Bo...
by Mainehunter
Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruger No. 1 A.S.S.R.A
Replies: 29
Views: 558

Re: Ruger No. 1 A.S.S.R.A

You guys aren't making this any easier on the cartridge choice but all of them that been mentioned here is worth looking into! :D One thing to keep in consideration, I think is the Ruger No. 1's or 3's aren't known for their accuracy as target rifles BUT I've seen they can be if you fine tune the fo...
by Mainehunter
Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruger No. 1 A.S.S.R.A
Replies: 29
Views: 558

Re: Ruger No. 1 A.S.S.R.A

From what I've read and told, there were a 100 of these receivers built by Ruger for the original members of the Single Shot Rifle Association. The original members had first dibs and supposedly the corresponding lot number represented their membership number. After that if there were any leftovers ...
by Mainehunter
Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruger No. 1 A.S.S.R.A
Replies: 29
Views: 558

Re: Ruger No. 1 A.S.S.R.A

It's going to be awhile till I get it sent out but at the moment I love to do it in a 35 caliber, maybe 35 WCF. If varmints is on the agenda mostly, I'm thinking 257 Roberts or 6.5x55. If woods loafing or stalking rifle I'm leaning towards 25-35 AI. Other ideas that pop up are 30-40 Krag, 33 WCF and...
by Mainehunter
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruger No. 1 A.S.S.R.A
Replies: 29
Views: 558

Ruger No. 1 A.S.S.R.A

Just took delivery on this jem! It's in the white and never been barreled or chambered. Now the hard part is to figure out what caliber I want it in? :D

Mainehunter
by Mainehunter
Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Picked Up my New XL 750 Last Night
Replies: 8
Views: 403

Re: Picked Up my New XL 750 Last Night

I’ve yet to take a walk on the “Blue Side” but I may one day ! I was looking at the new Dillon catalog at the shop the other day when it arrived and noticed they’d changed to 750 also the 1050 is called 1100 now of memory serves . What features does the 750 have that couldn’t be had on the 650 ? Th...
by Mainehunter
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What do you guys that have Ultrasonic cleaners
Replies: 16
Views: 454

Re: What do you guys that have Ultrasonic cleaners

Simple Green is very useful! Use it mostly for cleaning up carburetor's in sonics. Quite effective!
by Mainehunter
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody fire lap?
Replies: 28
Views: 802

Re: Anybody fire lap?

My Remington 700 gets a lot of copper fouling in the bore. I wonder if fire lapping may help. I have hesitated because the accuracy is right at 1 inch at 100 yards with almost any bullet and powder I use for up to 20 rounds. After that it is time to use a copper fouling remover again. I never shoot...
by Mainehunter
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody fire lap?
Replies: 28
Views: 802

Re: Anybody fire lap?

I've done it with a few rifles in the past. Pretty simple and quite effective! I bought the lamping components from Beartooth Bullets.

Mainehunter
by Mainehunter
Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New pup.
Replies: 15
Views: 441

Re: New pup.

I'd say he's feeling pretty comfortable the way he's all spread out in his new home! :D Congrats!
by Mainehunter
Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Won myself a bow!
Replies: 9
Views: 400

Won myself a bow!

Got a call around lunch time from someone at a fund raiser and said my name got picked! Never won anything so I'm pretty excited. The bow is a Bowtech Revolt series and I can pick what model I want and color so that's pretty cool. I haven't shot bows in like 30 years and it was just for recreation b...
by Mainehunter
Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For those curious about the 350 Legend....
Replies: 35
Views: 1171

Re: For those curious about the 350 Legend....

Received a voicemail from my gunsmith today he's pulling the plug on my Mini 14, 350 Legend project! :cry: He's running into several issues primarily dealing with head space issues. Not happy at the moment! Had my heart set on the 350L in the Mini platform.

Mainehunter
by Mainehunter
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recent photos.
Replies: 11
Views: 704

Re: Recent photos.

Nath, between you and KirkD I've always admired the photo's you two take and display it here on this forum! I think your photo skills are more lethal than your firearms! I'm envious :mrgreen: As always, thanks for sharing them!

Mainehunter
by Mainehunter
Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Birthday Treat
Replies: 11
Views: 519

Re: A Birthday Treat

Hey Pete! We may need to hook up someday! I'm full blooded Ukrainian but born and raised in Cleveland OH and love to cook the full ethinic meals during the holidays! You name it perogies, borsht, cabbage rolls, sweet cabbage or sauerkraut (not really sour) and pork and beef sausage. I have the conne...
by Mainehunter
Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: School me on 264 Win Mag
Replies: 13
Views: 444

Re: School me on 264 Win Mag

This going to be a "winter project" . I'll spend some time cleaning it and such. Getting to the range probably won't be till early spring the way things have been going. If you can get it going NOW, shoot it down yer driveway so you won't need to plow any snow...…………………….…. :mrgreen: . :D Like push...
by Mainehunter
Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: School me on 264 Win Mag
Replies: 13
Views: 444

Re: School me on 264 Win Mag

This going to be a "winter project" . I'll spend some time cleaning it and such. Getting to the range probably won't be till early spring the way things have been going. I can get dies bullets and some brass to make up some loads but I'm thinking the amount of testing I may need to run through her, ...
by Mainehunter
Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: School me on 264 Win Mag
Replies: 13
Views: 444

Re: School me on 264 Win Mag

Thanks for the info 6pt-sika! The gun shop said the previous own had the rifle checked out by a gunsmith in the area and did say the barrel is done so don't know if he used a bore scope. Still, it's worth a try and scrub it good and a friend of mine does an electrolysis setup if I decide to go that ...
by Mainehunter
Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: School me on 264 Win Mag
Replies: 13
Views: 444

School me on 264 Win Mag

So I put on lay-a-way, a 1968 Win 70 in 264 Win Mag yesterday at a gun shop near the cost of Maine. Didn't really need it BUT man that wood stock is beautiful!!! I'm a sucker for good grained wood stock! The other issue is the rifling is pretty shallow. I can visually see the throat area is looking ...
by Mainehunter
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cold & Rainy on the banks of the San Gabriel River today
Replies: 15
Views: 656

Re: Cold & Rainy on the banks of the San Gabriel River today

I wish I had time to do that! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Looking good as usual!!!

Mainehunter
by Mainehunter
Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For those curious about the 350 Legend....
Replies: 35
Views: 1171

Re: For those curious about the 350 Legend....

Ray wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:42 pm
you all are obsessing on the .355" part of it......I have loaded many a 9x19, .38 super, and .357 sig with .357" and .358" bullets.....

even with a noticeable bulge, it it chambers it will do just fine......
+1

Mainehunter
by Mainehunter
Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For those curious about the 350 Legend....
Replies: 35
Views: 1171

Re: For those curious about the 350 Legend....

I was mildly interested when the .350 Legend was announced.....that faded quickly when I found out about the .355 diameter. I've a good bit of experience with a .357 Maximum single shot rifle and it is very effective on whitetails out to about 150 yards. Devastating closer in at 30 to 75 yards. Why...
by Mainehunter
Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For those curious about the 350 Legend....
Replies: 35
Views: 1171

Re: For those curious about the 350 Legend....

For me, I'm a 35 cal guy, hunting or plinking! Yeah I have other's but that's what I shot the most. Sold all of my AR's in the past few years and gone back to old school M25 and Mini 30. Came close early this year on picking up a Mini 14 but that's when Winchester decided throw a wrench in the works...
by Mainehunter
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For those curious about the 350 Legend....
Replies: 35
Views: 1171

Re: For those curious about the 350 Legend....

Now her talking- in a mini that is going to be a handy rig! Have you figured out the magazine yet ? The gunsmith has been using 6.8 SPC mags but with a modified follower and spring. So far, a few guys that had the conversion done that I've talked to did have some issues with the 10 round clip but m...
by Mainehunter
Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For those curious about the 350 Legend....
Replies: 35
Views: 1171

Re: For those curious about the 350 Legend....

Like others here though, I have no real need for one.... Me either, however, I think it would make a great pig gun as well as a great alternative to the 30-30 as a deer hunting rifle. I'd like to see Ruger do a Mini 350 just so they'd have a .35 caliber offering in an American caliber. Nothing wron...
by Mainehunter
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage 99 Ugly Duckling
Replies: 34
Views: 1663

Re: Savage 99 Ugly Duckling

She looks good to me! I would make up some loads or run a box or two of ammo and see how she shoots!

Mainehunter
by Mainehunter
Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning Model 53, 32-20
Replies: 20
Views: 714

Re: Browning Model 53, 32-20

Beautiful acquisition! I've often looked at the Browning Model 53 32-20 and wished I had one, but blew my money on a very nice original. Nothing wrong with that! I do recall from your past posts you were testing some Accurate molds a year or so ago? The reason I asked, one gentlemen at the gun rang...
by Mainehunter
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning Model 53, 32-20
Replies: 20
Views: 714

Re: Browning Model 53, 32-20

Nice grab! :) Have one that's never been fired, original box and papers. I picked it up at an estate auction few years back. Still sitting in the back of my safe, patiently waiting if it's going to be fired or not...... :|

Mainehunter
by Mainehunter
Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: article ..... the .375 Winchester Remembered
Replies: 19
Views: 687

Re: article ..... the .375 Winchester Remembered

Had one in a Savage 99A few years back until I traded it to my brother to get my dad's 99F 358 Winchester. I did like 375 Win cartridge a lot and the way I had the 99A setup up for hunting was really nice. BUT, I just couldn't warm up to the straight stock. I like pistol grips better, just feels com...
by Mainehunter
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advice - mini 30, AK or sks
Replies: 32
Views: 936

Re: Advice - mini 30, AK or sks

I think SKS rifles are as or maybe more expensive then AKs these days. THe days of the $69 gunshow ChiCom SKS are long gone. Of the three I would go with the AK. It gives you a little wider experience, & there is a lot of after market stuff so you can tailor it to your particular likes. Also I thin...
by Mainehunter
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advice - mini 30, AK or sks
Replies: 32
Views: 936

Re: Advice - mini 30, AK or sks

The Mini-30 is bore diameter .308, but it has a long throat that swedges down the bullet from .311 to .308. This is simply not true. Ruger has repeatedly tried to debunk this myth but it still remains. The proper bullet to use handloading for a Mini-30 is a .311/.312 bullet. Many owners of Mini-30s...
by Mainehunter
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday Mainehunter.
Replies: 4
Views: 567

Re: Happy Birthday Mainehunter.

Thanks Guys! This year has been quite a year! My last daughter out of three is off to college so my wife and I are empty nesters for the first time. Business has been steady/busy along with a new toy I picked up last month, Kubota M5 091. I've been picking away working on my 68 Chevy K20 and 67 Jeep...
by Mainehunter
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: And another'n
Replies: 9
Views: 621

Re: And another'n

On one septic tank truck I've seen:

"We're #1 in the #2 business!" :P
by Mainehunter
Mon May 27, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thougts on the 350 Legend?
Replies: 17
Views: 948

Re: Thougts on the 350 Legend?

I have 2 Rossi leverguns in .357 Mag and love them as my 158grn handloads chrono at 1,952fps in my 20" carbine and 2,005fps in my 24" rifle. I also have a Mini-14 that's a blast to shoot as well and I'd love to see a Mini 350. I think it would be a great item for deer, coyotes, and hogs and I'd sna...
by Mainehunter
Fri May 24, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thougts on the 350 Legend?
Replies: 17
Views: 948

Thougts on the 350 Legend?

I know there's been a few posts back in the beginning of the year. I bumped into my wife's relative in town who I haven't seen for a few months. He just picked one up in a Ruger American. He told me his hunting buddy bought one a month ago, shot it and fell in love with it! He's a die hard 35 Rem gu...
by Mainehunter
Tue May 21, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many of you
Replies: 29
Views: 1182

Re: How many of you

What??? Go out to shoot??? :lol: :lol: :lol: I wish!!!...... :( Many moons ago I use to shoot once a week but now I just dream about it. I guess it's the price to pay for owning my own business :| . I barely have a enough time to post on gun forums :|.


Mainehunter
by Mainehunter
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Paco in his workshop
Replies: 13
Views: 767

Re: Paco in his workshop

Curious to know what is he making?
by Mainehunter
Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Smooth sleddin'
Replies: 17
Views: 511

Re: Smooth sleddin'

Hey OldWin! My business partner belongs to the Dexter antique snowmobile club. My favorite, the twin track Caribou! They usually have club runs during this time of year. When Dexter has their annual ice fishing tournament they are out and about.

Mainehunter
by Mainehunter
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Smooth sleddin'
Replies: 17
Views: 511

Re: Smooth sleddin'

Nice pics and views OldWin, except for the wind turbine! And don’t get me going on the proposed CMP corridor which our newly elected governor endorses! :x Anyway, looks like you had good time. Just in time before the next storm this Sunday :D . Some of the guys last weekend took off up to camp (East...
by Mainehunter
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More MRI fun!
Replies: 27
Views: 959

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: 586

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: 2323

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!

Mainehunter
by Mainehunter
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Photos of Fine Guns
Replies: 28
Views: 1374

Re: Photos of Fine Guns

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

Mainehunter