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by Pisgah
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 130 gr. Speer Hot Core Flat Nose Bullet
Replies: 27
Views: 435

Re: 130 gr. Speer Hot Core Flat Nose Bullet

A number of years back I used this bullet to make up some reduced-recoil hunting loads for my stepdaughter. In a stock , scoped 336, that load would shoot three in to an inch at 100 yards, benchrested with me shooting, and did it through 21 rounds in one afternoon, generous cooling-off periods betwe...
by Pisgah
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are Benchmade Knives Worth The Price?
Replies: 34
Views: 553

Re: Are Benchmade Knives Worth The Price?

Is a $150 knife better than a $15 knife? Yes, by some measures, and it darned well should be. But here's the thing -- eventually I lose a knife, whether it cost me 15 or 150. I cry a whole lot less when the cheap one goes missing. And, for 1/3 the cost of one Benchmade I can have 3 or 4 Gerbers, Sch...
by Pisgah
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crazy glue
Replies: 17
Views: 698

Re: Crazy glue

I have friends who have used it to close wounds, but so far I have not been so adventurous, although the neurosurgeon used something like it to close the surgical wound on my L5-S1 laminectomy. I won't post the photo as it is one of those indelicate "can't unsee" things ... ... :O eyebleach1.png Ye...
by Pisgah
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crazy glue
Replies: 17
Views: 698

Re: Crazy glue

I can vouch for the alcohol working. Lat time I had a few drinks and used Crazy Glue I glued 3 fingers together in mere seconds... :o :lol:
by Pisgah
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Just Noticed a Great New Screening Feature On My Android Phone!!!!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 730

Re: I Just Noticed a Great New Screening Feature On My Android Phone!!!!!!

And I am absolutely sure Google is not garnering a shred of info from your use of this app that they can sell so that it can turn around and bite you in the butt in some way you've never imagined. Right, sure... Lie #1, "I'm from the government and I'm here to help you"; and the second is like unto ...
by Pisgah
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your choice of carry gun?
Replies: 97
Views: 5349

Re: Your choice of carry gun?

Depends on weather and circumstances. For ultra-concealment a Beretta Pico .380. For pocket or ultra-comfortable belt carry a Beretta Nano 9mm. For lightweight power that's hard to argue against a Springfield XDs .45.
by Pisgah
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Full Metal Jacket
Replies: 7
Views: 546

Re: Full Metal Jacket

Gunnery Sgt. Ermey (I feel he more than deserves full title and respect)... I enjoyed watching Lee Ermey, and appreciate and respect his service, as I do for all those who serve honorably in the military. But if you want to give him the respect of his earned rank it should be Staff Sergeant. His pr...
by Pisgah
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First Lever Action Recommendations!
Replies: 41
Views: 1274

Re: First Lever Action Recommendations!

I don't know where you live, but if your "clemsondds" moniker means SC, I would recommend beginning a tour of pawn shops in the area and looking for solid used older Marlin or Winchester rifles. There have to be literally thousands of them in Clemson, Anderson, Greenville, Easley, etc., etc. You'll ...
by Pisgah
Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage Arms Stevens 320 Security 12ga ..... Anyone with first hand experience?
Replies: 4
Views: 236

Re: Savage Arms Stevens 320 Security 12ga ..... Anyone with first hand experience?

No experience with the Savage, but I did buy a Chinese Remington 870 clone that is a darned nice shotgun. Takes all 870 accessories except barrels, and I added a mag extension and heat shield to mine. $200, and well worth it.
by Pisgah
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A New Single-Shot Rifle on the Market
Replies: 11
Views: 531

Re: A New Single-Shot Rifle on the Market

I like the looks of the EABCO but if they are only chamberings the calibers they want they aren't CUSTOM IMO. Pretty extensive list, though.... Available Chamberings: 17 HMR*,17 HM2*,17 Bumble Bee* ,17 Hornet (Hornady)*, 17 Ackley Hornet* ,17 Ackley Bee* ,17 HeeBee*,17 FireBall*,17 Mach IV *,17 Rem...
by Pisgah
Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A New Single-Shot Rifle on the Market
Replies: 11
Views: 531

Re: A New Single-Shot Rifle on the Market

Interesting... EABCO also has a single-shot that seems to be well-made...pricey but accurate. https://www.eabco.com/Brown97DRifle.htm I've got 2 Model 97s, one in .300 Benchrest Magnum and the other 6.5 BRM, bought years ago when I could get 2 for less than the price of 1 today. True custom rifles,...
by Pisgah
Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Experience with Hornady XTP bullets on game...?
Replies: 14
Views: 546

Re: Experience with Hornady XTP bullets on game...?

Numerous deer shot with the .45 250 gr. XTP from my .45 Colt Ruger Bisley have succumbed in spectacular fashion, along with a couple of coyotes, all at ranges of from 60 to 100 yards. Perhaps not the bullet I'd choose for bison, but on anything smaller I'd have complete faith in them. I use a near-m...
by Pisgah
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I wonder what this gun is....?
Replies: 7
Views: 331

Re: I wonder what this gun is....?

My question is -- so what? 60,000 PSI (which is what 60 KSI is) is not an unusually high pressure for any number of rifle rounds, including 5.56, 7.62 NATO, .270 Win, etc., etc., etc.
by Pisgah
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: S&W SD9VE ...... review for those who care
Replies: 13
Views: 431

Re: S&W SD9VE ...... review for those who care

I love tinkering. But before you proceed, you might want to check out the S&W Forum, where it quickly becomes apparent that many of the "enhancements" offered can turn a perfectly good sow's ear in to not a silk purse but something that came out of a sow's rear-end.
by Pisgah
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Value of a custom mauser rifle.
Replies: 10
Views: 408

Re: Value of a custom mauser rifle.

BB, like you I can appreciate the high level of craftsmanship and the quality materials that go in to a rifle like that. The problem with establishing value on them, though, is essentially the lack of a market. I have a buddy who has at last count 15 similar rifles -- custom-built, mostly Mauser-act...
by Pisgah
Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Win. 1965 model 94 pre and post info
Replies: 19
Views: 599

Re: Win. 1965 model 94 pre and post info

By my recollection, I have owned 4 Model 94s thru the years, and to one degree or another all of them required a squeeze beyond full lever closure to deactivate the safety.
by Pisgah
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: S&W Model 19 - With Pic
Replies: 53
Views: 1747

Re: S&W Model 19

The Model 19 is a .357 revolver. It can handle any standard .357 load. Will it hold up to as many rounds as an N-frame S&W or, say, a Ruger GP100? I doubt it. But it will likely hold up to more full-house rounds than your hand/wrist will! Being somewhat smaller/lighter than some of the alternatives,...
by Pisgah
Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cell coverage
Replies: 13
Views: 509

Re: Cell coverage

If you haven't already, check out Consumer Cellular. They have some mighty attractive plans and you can sign up online and have your new phone in a couple of days.
by Pisgah
Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alternative to AARP?
Replies: 11
Views: 606

Re: Alternative to AARP?

Every "benefit" AARP offers can be gotten without being a member. The main one that always attracted me was the discounts. Every time I see an establishment offering an AARP discount, I simply ask -- "Is that a senior citizen discount, or is it meant only for members of a particular political lobbyi...
by Pisgah
Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wyatt Earp's Colt SAA up for auction
Replies: 18
Views: 907

Re: Wyatt Earp's Colt SAA up for auction

I read somewhere that Wyatt Earp had a bunch of those guns and traded or sold them for a pretty penny, and I bet all those guns was the one he used at the OK corral... :wink: Oh, yes. He was well-known to buy up any gun he could get for cheap, then sell it as one he had owned. Not exactly a lie -- ...
by Pisgah
Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remington 700 triggers
Replies: 7
Views: 423

Re: Remington 700 triggers

So only 56 years after issuing a rifle with what their own records show they knew at the time was a faulty and unsafe trigger, they decide to fix 'em. Good news, but hardly praiseworthy...
by Pisgah
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pre 64 model 94 receiver screw identification
Replies: 6
Views: 290

Re: Pre 64 model 94 receiver screw identification

Finger lever pin stop screw is the name. What it does is self-evident.
by Pisgah
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Presidential Alert
Replies: 36
Views: 1221

Re: Presidential Alert

.45colt wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:54 am
I have the cheapest flip phone there is, and I got the alert. :? .
I beg to differ -- I have the cheapest flip phone in the world ("free, if you sign up today!") -- and I didn't get the alert. :lol:
by Pisgah
Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Custer
Replies: 10
Views: 571

Re: Custer

Well I watched the show and I don't feel like I know anymore about Custer than I did before I turned on the TV this morning. Looks like they don't either. Typical History Channel content. Pump up a subject by touting, "At last, the TRUTH about Custer!( or Ancient Aliens, or whatever)", and then dis...
by Pisgah
Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Maximum "oomph" for the .45 ACP
Replies: 26
Views: 1289

Re: Maximum "oomph" for the .45 ACP

Every reputable loading manualwill have loads that are right at SAAMI max pressure for the.45 ACP -- and in an unmodified 1911, that's all you should expect. And there's nothing wrong with that. For it's practical purposes, the .45 ACP is all it needs to be and then some.
by Pisgah
Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AWA Lightning 45 Colt Rifle, How strong is it?
Replies: 7
Views: 394

Re: AWA Lightning 45 Colt Rifle, How strong is it?

My guess is they could stand up to a little goosing -- but why risk your guns and yourself based on my guess or anyone else's? Especially when a no-more-than-standard-level load out of a handgun or a rifle is a formidable thing, and just what the design was meant to handle. Max chamber pressures for...
by Pisgah
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Flu shot?
Replies: 46
Views: 2910

Re: Flu shot?

Just don't deceive yourself in to thinking you're fully protected if you get the shot. The flu vaccine is based on the best guess as to which strain is going to predominate in the coming season. Sometimes, it's close to right on, other times -- like last year -- it's way off. They say it still provi...
by Pisgah
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Custer Documentary On History Channel
Replies: 34
Views: 1285

Re: Custer Documentary On History Channel

Custer outran his supply train in unfamiliar territory and, against a foe about which he had virtually no intelligence, divided his forces. What happened is what could be fully expected to happen. Forget about which side was the good guys and which side was the bad guys. He was an arrogant jackass ...
by Pisgah
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Custer Documentary On History Channel
Replies: 34
Views: 1285

Re: Custer Documentary On History Channel

Custer outran his supply train in unfamiliar territory and, against a foe about which he had virtually no intelligence, divided his forces. What happened is what could be fully expected to happen. Forget about which side was the good guys and which side was the bad guys. He was an arrogant jackass w...
by Pisgah
Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1894 Front Sight
Replies: 6
Views: 414

Re: Winchester 1894 Front Sight

If I may, I will chip in and say that the JB Weld thing is not intended as a permanent fix. It is a way to conveniently determine what height the sight needs to be, and then serve as a temporary expedient that allows range shooting, load development, etc., while you're searching for the correct repl...
by Pisgah
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nickel plated cases question
Replies: 20
Views: 744

Re: Nickel plated cases question

Just a hint to those who use -- or would, but can't find -- products like the Imperial wax. Plain ol' Johnson's Paste Wax, found in supermarkets everywhere, works just as well, costs a bunch less, and one can is virtually a lifetime supply. No knock against Imperial, but as a dyed-in-the-wool cheaps...
by Pisgah
Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nickel plated cases question
Replies: 20
Views: 744

Re: Nickel plated cases question

Maybe the dies, maybe cases that have been fired in an oversize chamber. I'd tell him that regardless of the die dimensions I have always found nickeled cases to be brittle and prone to early failure as compared to unplated ones. If someone gave me a bunch of old ones, I'd thank him kindly -- and th...
by Pisgah
Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1873 toggle action
Replies: 14
Views: 1224

Re: 1873 toggle action

Only the toggle action of the rear, articulated section of the bolt. It has nowhere near the strength of the '86, '92, or the '94. Supposedly, modern steels make this action acceptable for use with the .44 magnum. Call me a bit skeptical.

.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNDRN_fjcDU
by Pisgah
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is this for real
Replies: 26
Views: 1332

Re: Is this for real

No love here for Hanoi Jane -- but POWs who were there (she only met seven) have categorically denied this ever happened.
by Pisgah
Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: H&R single action top break 9 shot
Replies: 28
Views: 1033

Re: H&R single action top break 9 shot

As a kid I was given a used 999 by an uncle -- that would have been 50 or so years ago, and I have no idea how old the gun was when I got it. It was one of the two most accurate .22 revolvers I ever owned, and fit and finish were comparable to a S&W in every way. If I came across one in decent shape...
by Pisgah
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Surviving Illinois....
Replies: 6
Views: 393

Re: Surviving Illinois....

A boyfriend who is a Bears tackle.
by Pisgah
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brian Is A Perfect Man
Replies: 9
Views: 506

Re: Brian Is A Perfect Man

I must be Brian. Without the slightest prompting, my wife will badmouth her late husband and tell me how lucky she is to have found me. To be fair, I knew the guy -- and if anything, she's being kind to his memory... :lol:
by Pisgah
Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ammo ?’s
Replies: 7
Views: 578

Re: Ammo ?’s

There's no way to know exactly what load the .45-70 is. A brand name on the case head might help, but even that would be no guarantee it's not somebody's gun-shattering reload. Herter's ammo is made by a variety of manufacturers in Italy and Czech Republic -- all quality stuff, and they do offer an ...
by Pisgah
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No lead shooting range
Replies: 15
Views: 786

Re: No lead shooting range

Some states now have regulations about indoor shooting ranges and the level of lead particulates in the air. While they don't ban the use of lead, they do require extensive ventilation to meet the airborne lead standards. That is expensive, and that is why some ranges now require the use of lead-fre...
by Pisgah
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Happens, Performance-wise, Shooting Factory Ammo in an AI Gun?
Replies: 6
Views: 351

Re: What Happens, Performance-wise, Shooting Factory Ammo in an AI Gun?

I have never owned a gun chambered for an AI round, but I do own a Brown Model 97D chambered for .300 Bench Rest Magnum. This round is akin to the .30-30 AI, although the detailed specs differ. Fireforming .300 BRM brass is a simple matter of firing factory .30-30 rounds in the rifle -- they come ou...
by Pisgah
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cabela's is doubling down
Replies: 20
Views: 1050

Re: Cabela's is doubling down

Well, let's see... they've been doing that for a couple of years at the local Walmart, Academy, Cabela's, 2 of the 3 pawnshops I frequent, Sportsman's Warehouse...

Nothing new, here.
by Pisgah
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ok - I'm confused
Replies: 10
Views: 648

Re: Ok - I'm confused

What I have discovered hardens TruOil faster than anything -- UV light.

Put it in the sunlight.
by Pisgah
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New S&W 351 PD, way too heavy trigger pull,
Replies: 19
Views: 990

Re: New S&W 351 PD, way too heavy trigger pull,

You may be able to smooth and lighten the pull a hair, but you're working against the facts of physics. Crushing a rimfire rim takes a harder whack than popping a centerfire primer. First, the light hammer and short hammer fall mean a heavy spring is needed to drive the hammer hard enough to get rel...
by Pisgah
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making Black Powder
Replies: 11
Views: 856

Re: Making Black Powder

Also remember that black powder is classified as an explosive by the federal govt and licenses are required to legally manufacture it. You do NOT want to run afoul of the BATFE. They play for keeps! Besides, its too easy to blow yourself up... Just like making guns, making your own powder is perfec...
by Pisgah
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Somebody Had Too Much of My Avatar..."
Replies: 9
Views: 627

Re: "Somebody Had Too Much of My Avatar..."

"Janis, you're on in one minute!"
by Pisgah
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making Black Powder
Replies: 11
Views: 856

Re: Making Black Powder

Just remember -- black powder factories are constructed to minimize the damage when, not if, they blow up. And they do blow up, regularly.
by Pisgah
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: gun ownership mandatory?
Replies: 10
Views: 571

Re: gun ownership mandatory?

As far as I know, there are no US counties that have passed such an ordinance -- although a county certainly could -- but as noted there are a few municipalities around that have. As far as I know, none actually enforce the ordinance. It's there more as a statement, usually translated as "criminals ...
by Pisgah
Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hi All. Savage 99 .30-30
Replies: 20
Views: 812

Re: Hi All. Savage 99 .30-30

The Savage 99 is one of the true classics, as is the .30-30. What could be bad about a combination of the two? I've noticed that the .30-30s tend to be less pricey than other calibers, but I think that's largely because of the allure of the .250 and .300 Savage. I guess I can see some justification ...
by Pisgah
Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for Cushioned Socks That Stay Up with Western Boots
Replies: 20
Views: 742

Re: Looking for Cushioned Socks That Stay Up with Western Boots

Real cowboys don't wear socks.

Now, let's talk about underwear... :lol: