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by 3t-
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cut my own dang hair
Replies: 27
Views: 806

Re: Cut my own dang hair

Been cutting my own hair since 1994. Got tired of waiting in the barber shop. I got used to it right away, those that had to look at me every day took a little longer. Figure that's about $5k not spent, minus the cost of a couple of clippers over the years. Like I tell my kids, "it's just hair, if y...
by 3t-
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Social Distancing = Reload Bench time
Replies: 16
Views: 528

Re: Social Distancing = Reload Bench time

Thanks guys for all the recommendations. I think I'll start off with the 2400 at 14 grns give or take. That is pretty consistent with my loading manuals. These rounds are pretty much "punch a hole in it at 50 yards" type of accuracy so this seems like a good place to start. I use 2400 in my 44 spec....
by 3t-
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Social Distancing = Reload Bench time
Replies: 16
Views: 528

Social Distancing = Reload Bench time

Following the advice of our leaders I am spending time this weekend away from other members of our species. Besides the machine shop in the garage I will be at the loading bench in the basement. I have a pair of Marlin 1894s in .357 mag that would come in handy if one was to need to settle an unruly...
by 3t-
Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dremel or?????
Replies: 10
Views: 418

Re: Dremel or?????

One thing to consider is what the item you are spinning: carbide burr, sanding disc/drum, rasp bit, etc. Most Dremel type tools run 5000-35000 rpm. Most drill presses are under 5000 and the flex shafts are to be run much slower than that. Most Dremel "tooling" needs to run at pretty high rpm. Drill ...
by 3t-
Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruger Vaquero- are my eyes playing tricks on me
Replies: 10
Views: 517

Re: Ruger Vaquero- are my eyes playing tricks on me

Thanks Jim, I figured it must be some optical thing, just caught me by surprise.
by 3t-
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruger Vaquero- are my eyes playing tricks on me
Replies: 10
Views: 517

Ruger Vaquero- are my eyes playing tricks on me

Toying with getting a older vaquero in 7.5 and ran across this listing. Did Ruger make left side loading vaqueros or are my eyes going bad... :o

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/847333535
by 3t-
Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I finally got it!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 623

Re: I finally got it!!!

Had one for several years. Nice rifle. Handles very nicely with the extra length and weight out front. Sold it to a forum member here, hope he is still enjoying it. :D
by 3t-
Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Turn for a Photobucket Story
Replies: 28
Views: 2201

Re: My Turn for a Photobucket Story

I just finish retrieving my photos from PB. Takes a while for the download file to prepare. The site then gives you a message that it is ready to download. Sent to my computer and to my onedrive account. Only a couple hundred pics so maybe size is an issue.
by 3t-
Sat May 13, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3rd gen Colt 44spcl loads
Replies: 24
Views: 3026

Re: 3rd gen Colt 44spcl loads

now that's funny....
by 3t-
Sat May 13, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 45-70
Replies: 26
Views: 2911

Re: 45-70

If you're going to load your own you'll find it's pretty easy to come up with several accurate loads. I just went through my ammo closet and see 350 grain Hornady RN over H4198, Beartooth Hard Cast 405s over H4198, 500grn as cast Mt. Baldy and Sagebrush over BP But one of my favorite loads is 405 Re...
by 3t-
Sat May 13, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3rd gen Colt 44spcl loads
Replies: 24
Views: 3026

Re: 3rd gen Colt 44spcl loads

Thanks for all the nice comments everyone, I don't plan on letting her be a safe queen. I did find a pound of Unique and some Clays down in the reload room so I've got some powders to experiment with. I went though some older issues of Handloader and came on the Brian Pearce article from August-Sept...
by 3t-
Fri May 12, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3rd gen Colt 44spcl loads
Replies: 24
Views: 3026

Re: 3rd gen Colt 44spcl loads

Thanks Jack, I'll look around and see if I have some of those powders on hand. Mostly I just wanted to know if all Powder MFG published loads for the 44 spcl were safe to shoot in the 3rd Gen Colt SAA. Here are a couple pics of the new gun just for fun. Not good quality, taken with my phone. http://...
by 3t-
Fri May 12, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3rd gen Colt 44spcl loads
Replies: 24
Views: 3026

3rd gen Colt 44spcl loads

I just picked up a beautiful Colt 3rd gen. 44spcl and am curious about loads for this platform. My standard 44 spcl load is a 250 grn Keith style bullet over 13 grns of 2400. This is a pleasant load to shoot out of my Ruger 44mags so I never gave it much consideration about pressure level. This load...
by 3t-
Tue Jan 05, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jacketed 255 grain Bullets for a 38-55
Replies: 8
Views: 1514

Re: Jacketed 255 grain Bullets for a 38-55

southfork,

I've got some surplus to me Barnes Original, 38/5520, 38/55 - .377 dia, 255 grn, Flat Nose, Cannelured bullets.
Total count 177. You can have the lot for $100 plus $10 flat rate box shipping to lower 48.

I've sold off all of my 38-55's.

P.M if interested.
by 3t-
Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Have a great Independence Day!
Replies: 6
Views: 212

Have a great Independence Day!

Settling in for a day in the back yard with family. Brisket (check) Coals, wood chunks, smoker...(check) Pinto beans, onion, pepper, bacon ends, all in cast iron "bean pot" (check) Spicy cabbage slaw (check) Abundant adult beverages (check) Relish your Freedom... to you and yours! http://i207.photob...
by 3t-
Fri Jun 07, 2013 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mini lathe
Replies: 12
Views: 1151

Re: Mini lathe

I'll throw my .02 in here and this is not to be critical but based on experience. Before you buy any size, quality, model of machine tool determine the work you will be doing with it. It's very much like buying a gun, what you are going to use it for makes all the difference and can greatly impact w...
by 3t-
Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Member and New Winchester 1895... plus a few questions
Replies: 30
Views: 1405

Re: New Member and New Winchester 1895... plus a few questio

I had that rifle for several years. I put the Williams FP on mine and it shot great. I had several loads for it some full house and one that used the Hornady 150grn round nose bullet and was loaded to somewhere around 2000 fps. Basically a 30/30 loading and it shot great with very mild recoil compar...
by 3t-
Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Safety Replacement for Marlin Model 1894
Replies: 7
Views: 930

Re: Safety Replacement for Marlin Model 1894

A quick plug for Beartooth and their saddle ring safety replacement on the Marlin 1894. I ordered one Saturday morning and it arrived in today's mail (Monday). Installed in approx. 5 min. with very easy to follow pics and instructions. Craftsmanship was very high and the fit is as good or better tha...
by 3t-
Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Safety Replacement for Marlin Model 1894
Replies: 7
Views: 930

Re: Safety Replacement for Marlin Model 1894

Well I just came here this morning to catch up with the Leverguns folks as I have been away from the forum for a while and wouldn't you know it I end up spending some money. Been thinking about a cross bolt safety fix for my daughters 1894 in .357 and now Beartooth is gettin some of my money. :P
by 3t-
Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reloading preferences
Replies: 28
Views: 3541

Re: Reloading preferences

Yep, Griff that is a big part to consistent powder throws. As an update I did pick up an RCBS perfect powder measure and have used it to load some 38s. It seems to run pretty accurate if I do the same "technique" on each throw. I weigh every 10th round or so on my 5-0-5 and have had good results. I ...
by 3t-
Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gun Transport
Replies: 15
Views: 1663

Re: Gun Transport

Google "firearms transportation nonresident interstate" you will find links to may State's, State Patrol websites and listings of "how to" on firearm transport. I have also called the offices of several State Patrols in various states and have had very good luck and good constructive conversations w...
by 3t-
Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT - Prairie Dog Shoot
Replies: 18
Views: 2415

Re: OT - Prairie Dog Shoot

Joe,

Looks like a blast!

You should start selling guided PD shoots. I'm sure there are plenty of mid western and south western land owners who would be glad to see you coming. :lol:
by 3t-
Mon Jun 20, 2011 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What levergun calibers do you have?
Replies: 103
Views: 9505

Re: What levergun calibers do you have?

.22
25-20
30-30
30-40
30-06
44mag
.357 mag
sold the .270 and the 38-55 :cry:
by 3t-
Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning 95 30-06 Chamber Throat?
Replies: 8
Views: 731

Re: Browning 95 30-06 Chamber Throat?

couple of things that I've done in the past. Not saying that this is the best way to do it. size a case and insert the bullet, crimp with slight tension, bullet needs to be able to slide down into the case with moderate force. mark the point on the bullet with a marker at the point that the rim of t...
by 3t-
Sun Jun 19, 2011 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning 95 30-06 Chamber Throat?
Replies: 8
Views: 731

Re: Browning 95 30-06 Chamber Throat?

I shoot Hornady 180grn round nose and 170 grn power points in mine with no problem. I have chambered a dummy cartridge with the Hornady 220grn round nose but have not fired any live ammo. These were all seated to the crip ring so were a pretty standard OAL from the Lyman 48 manual.
by 3t-
Fri Jun 17, 2011 11:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reloading preferences
Replies: 28
Views: 3541

Re: Reloading preferences

Thanks all,

Lots of good recommendations here. Going to watch the local Cabela's/Midway mailings to see what goes on sale. Does anyone use Hornady brand reloading tools and how do they compare to the RCBS and Redding?
by 3t-
Fri Jun 17, 2011 6:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I joined the 1911 club
Replies: 16
Views: 1985

Re: I joined the 1911 club

Well this calls for a resurrection of the "1911 Thread" (from hell) :twisted:

Seriously, nice pistol.
by 3t-
Fri Jun 17, 2011 2:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reloading preferences
Replies: 28
Views: 3541

Re: Reloading preferences

Thanks guys,

I should add that I do have a big ol Lyman 55 that I use for my black powder loads. Never tried it for smokeless so not sure how it would dump. I guess I'd just need to make sure I cleaned it pretty well between powders. Anyone use this model?
by 3t-
Fri Jun 17, 2011 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reloading preferences
Replies: 28
Views: 3541

Reloading preferences

Hello all, Been reloading rifle and larger cal. handgun cartridges for quite a few hears now and even when doing several boxes at once I have always scale weighed the charge for each round. Just enjoy the accuracy and peace of mind that this brings. Now I have a couple of Marlin 1894 38/357 levers t...
by 3t-
Fri Oct 01, 2010 6:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 25-20
Replies: 7
Views: 934

Re: 25-20

Don't know about the squirrels but reloading is cheap and easy as any other cartridge.
by 3t-
Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best Rifle Revolver Combo
Replies: 36
Views: 4109

Re: Best Rifle Revolver Combo

Mike,

Here is the link to a post talking about it.

http://www.levergunscommunity.com/viewt ... ts#p212914

It is a sweet shooter!
by 3t-
Mon Sep 27, 2010 9:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best Rifle Revolver Combo
Replies: 36
Views: 4109

Re: Best Rifle Revolver Combo

Since I don't own any 45s (gasp) :shock: I'll need to mix and match my combo from the 44mags. :D

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by 3t-
Sun Sep 26, 2010 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Info on the 1873 Uberti/Cimarron
Replies: 21
Views: 3706

Re: Info on the 1873 Uberti/Cimarron

http://www.ubertireplicas.com/lever-1873sport.php

http://www.cimarron-firearms.com/Repeat ... 3Rifle.htm

Here are the links to the 44 specials, I wonder if they just did not make it out of production or maybe not imported here yet?
by 3t-
Sun Sep 26, 2010 9:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Info on the 1873 Uberti/Cimarron
Replies: 21
Views: 3706

Re: Info on the 1873 Uberti/Cimarron

Yes, Uberti has announced a 44 Mag version of the '73, but it has not appeared yet. I will hold off judgement until they actually produce one. Until then, you would not catch me shooting 44 Mag ammo in a toggle link gun. A Winchester '92 or a Marlin '94, yes, but not a toggle link gun. Has anyone s...
by 3t-
Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT - Nary a Lever, But a Lb. of BP
Replies: 10
Views: 1007

Re: OT - Nary a Lever, But a Lb. of BP

dog gone that would leave a mark :lol:
by 3t-
Fri Sep 10, 2010 9:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bisley
Replies: 16
Views: 1579

Re: Bisley

Having shot many a round through guns with various grip frames if you are going to shoot 44mag factory and above you owe it to yourself to at least give the Bisley an honest try. Shoot a box or so and decide. I have decided that the bisley is the most comfortable and accurate for me so I have severa...
by 3t-
Fri Sep 10, 2010 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Be very careful out there...
Replies: 3
Views: 681

Be very careful out there...

be sure you know who you are dealing with.
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/09/09/te ... d-illegal/
by 3t-
Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 39A, some issues. Should I be worried?
Replies: 28
Views: 5860

Re: Marlin 39A, some issues. Should I be worried?

Well stuff! I was heading out to Cabelas today to pick up a new 39a for my daughter ( that way my son can take the Henry Golden Boy for his own someday) but this info is a bit disconcerting. Guess I'll just pick up a second Golden Boy and they can each have a Henry. Probably could correct any defect...
by 3t-
Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 411/416 Howell on Miroku 1895
Replies: 27
Views: 2357

Re: 411/416 Howell on Miroku 1895

Google "Z-Hat", he does a lot of re-chambering of 1895s.
by 3t-
Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Turnbull saa or USFA saa?
Replies: 17
Views: 1664

Re: Turnbull saa or USFA saa?

Nothing but Rugers in my safe at this time but if I was not remodeling the kitchen I'd be gettin one of these in 44 special. http://www.usfirearms.com/im/double-eagle-sm.jpg Not that it is any better or worse cuz I wouldn't know anyway, but because nobody else makes this configuration in a productio...
by 3t-
Sun Feb 21, 2010 8:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why do you reload?
Replies: 83
Views: 4990

Re: Why do you reload?

I'm a control freak! :lol: That's what some like to say when they get p'od at me. But actually I do like to control my cost of ammo, my accuracy (consistency) of ammo, my availability of ammo, my velocity (power/speed) of ammo, and so on and so on. So I guess I am sort of a "control freak". I also j...
by 3t-
Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nixeterdemus - no contact UPDATE
Replies: 30
Views: 2282

Re: Nixeterdemus - no contact UPDATE

Ok, I'm going to throw something out here and hopefully won't just confuse everyone. I have no need for a 16 gauge even though it is a beautiful gun Joe! The spirit and cause for this auction Idea was very considerate and well meaning. If someone out there is Gun Rich and Cash Poor and wants this 16...
by 3t-
Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why not a powerful 38-55 load???
Replies: 16
Views: 578

Re: Why not a powerful 38-55 load???

Bogie, That's the only way to go. I've had a couple 38-55s over the years and still have one Lone Star Roller and hand loading is the ticket. I shoot a 255grn gas checked at around 1900 fps that is plenty potent for most hunting I would ever do. You also pay terrible high money for factory loaded am...
by 3t-
Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why not a powerful 38-55 load???
Replies: 16
Views: 578

Re: Why not a powerful 38-55 load???

Just my thoughts here but the same reason they don't offer too many high power loads for any "old time" chamberings. Folks still buy factory ammo to shoot in older guns that may not be up to par on soundness. A few folks make high power rounds for the 45-70 and such but these come with serious warni...
by 3t-
Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94 problem loading magizine
Replies: 19
Views: 1477

Re: Winchester 94 problem loading magizine

Morning, Tube obstruction. Rounds already in the tube, rust keeping the spring/follower from moving forward, dent in tube doing same. Disassemble the tube from the muzzle end. (open the action to be safe) take out the spring and follower. Check for issues in the travel of these items in the tube. Do...
by 3t-
Sat Feb 06, 2010 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Have the mid-winter blues? We need fresh Levergun Porn!
Replies: 68
Views: 4046

Re: Have the mid-winter blues? We need fresh Levergun Porn!

Well since I had the safe open and the camera out...and it's still mid-winter and crappy outside :wink:

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by 3t-
Sat Feb 06, 2010 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Family Portrait
Replies: 13
Views: 784

Re: Family Portrait

Nice "family" Mike, Since you have the .357 covered I'll put up some 44mag "woods walkers" http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb219/tthurin/026.jpg Win 94 "Legacy" model 24 inch Win 94 "Trapper" 16 inch Ruger Super Redhawk Ruger Redhawk Ruger Super Blackhawk Bisley Ruger Bisley Hunter Ruger Bisley V...
by 3t-
Thu Feb 04, 2010 7:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIP Tag
Replies: 22
Views: 1111

Re: RIP Tag

cherish those memories
by 3t-
Fri Jan 29, 2010 12:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT Question about Benchmade spring-assisted knives
Replies: 17
Views: 1195

Re: OT Question about Benchmade spring-assisted knives

I was in my local Cabela's this past weekend. They have a nice display of spring assist. knives in their glass case. There is a note next to the spring assist. knives that reads. "Must have current Police or Military ID to purchase a spring assist. knife" :roll:
by 3t-
Tue Jan 26, 2010 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why my recent absence...
Replies: 87
Views: 2881

Re: Why my recent absence...

Hobie,

Celebrate a life well lived! Most of us on here have had a special parent pass and share your grief, your joy, your celebration.


Bless you and your family.