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by Pisgah
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Senator Collins
Replies: 2
Views: 38

Re: Senator Collins

4t5 wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:42 pm
isn't he guilty of jury mandering?
I don't know. What the heck is that?
by Pisgah
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New pump/slide rifle in .458 Win Mag
Replies: 18
Views: 321

Re: New pump/slide rifle in .458 Win Mag

claybob86 wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:02 pm
Pisgah wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:39 pm
.458? Don't see that listed in the chambering options...
Scroll down to page 11.
Thanks! I may have found my next squirrel rifle... :lol:
by Pisgah
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dimpled Balls
Replies: 17
Views: 297

Re: Dimpled Balls

Back in my smoothbore muzzle-loading days there were several methods popular for "dimpling" balls. I never saw any accuracy improvement in my experiments. I did, however, have some success with gluing a hard cardboard wad on each ball, then loading without a patch. It seemed to give more consistent ...
by Pisgah
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New pump/slide rifle in .458 Win Mag
Replies: 18
Views: 321

Re: New pump/slide rifle in .458 Win Mag

.458? Don't see that listed in the chambering options...
by Pisgah
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 357 magunum 3" barrel
Replies: 12
Views: 351

Re: 357 magunum 3" barrel

Blaine wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:48 pm
The fact is, all of the powder that's going to burn burns before the bullet is fully out of the case
Respectfully: Then why can one see remnants of unburnt power at times?


Note that I said "all of the powder that is going to burn". You will not always get 100% ignition.
by Pisgah
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 357 magunum 3" barrel
Replies: 12
Views: 351

Re: 357 magunum 3" barrel

I agree with the advantages of a 3" barrel over a shorter one. Common sense. But I really get tired of the repeated myth that "not all the powder is burned in a shorter barrel". The fact is, all of the powder that's going to burn burns before the bullet is fully out of the case. The flash you see at...
by Pisgah
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30 WCF full length vs neck size
Replies: 15
Views: 363

Re: 30 WCF full length vs neck size

I just watched "Caddy Shack" the other night for the umpteenth time. I never realized Bill Murray narrated reloading videos... :lol:
by Pisgah
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big Brother is watching.
Replies: 17
Views: 624

Re: Big Brother is watching.

A friend of mine had a conversation on his cell phone about some item or other he was thinking about getting, and suddenly pop-ups on social media were bombing him. I"ve never personally noticed a cell phone connection, but if you look at something on ling, Amazon will try to sell it to you in hour...
by Pisgah
Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mossberg 410 pump
Replies: 30
Views: 582

Re: Mossberg 410 pump

Simply shortening the barrel to 18.5" -- assuming the stock is standard -- will not make it illegal. It will remove whatever choke it has, but it should still pattern reliably out to 20-25 yards.
by Pisgah
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 336 Question
Replies: 13
Views: 445

Re: Marlin 336 Question

No, but I have used a fine file or hard stone to very slightly break the edge on the plunger, rounding it off just a tad to mimic the natural wear that eventually leads to "falling lever syndrome", the opposite of what you have now. Just go one stroke at a time and try it until the lever locks snugl...
by Pisgah
Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Webley question
Replies: 9
Views: 283

Re: Webley question

I know the Mark V was made for export in .45 Colt and .44-40. .41 Colt, I don't know.
by Pisgah
Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mannlicher Schoenauer 1903 carbine
Replies: 49
Views: 880

Re: Mannlicher Schoenauer 1903 carbine

That one's been on my wish list for a long, long time. Congratulations, and be sure to keep us posted on how she shoots.
by Pisgah
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruger Vaquero- are my eyes playing tricks on me
Replies: 10
Views: 408

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

I remember when the Texas Longhorn guns were first getting some press. Seems Bill Grover figured Sam Colt must have been a lefty, thus designed his gun to be loaded without shifting it from his shooting hand. Grover decided it was time to make one for right-handers! :D

I've always wanted a No. 5.
by Pisgah
Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heads up on unscrupulous seller on here - Pete44ru
Replies: 48
Views: 1733

Re: Heads up on unscrupulous seller on here - Pete44ru

2- its worth legal action just to teach him a lesson I seriously doubt it. It's essentially a small claim. If he lived in the same state, it MIGHT be worth the hassle, but only then if he lives no farther away than the next county. Once you've prepared the required paperwork, paid for filing the cl...
by Pisgah
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruger takes Smith & Wesson to court over its iconic .22-caliber rifle
Replies: 10
Views: 546

Re: Ruger takes Smith & Wesson to court over its iconic .22-caliber rifle

Rusty wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:43 pm
I'm amazed that the patent hasn't expired on the 10/22.
I don't think it's the patent, or functional design, they are suing over. It's the trademark, which includes such things as the overall look of the gun. Pretty thin to me...
by Pisgah
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On the AR-15 as a home-defense weapon...
Replies: 30
Views: 1155

Re: On the AR-15 as a home-defense weapon...

This post has certainly sparked the comments, but virtually none relevant as to the premise of the quoted article: that the .223 is safer when it comes to overpenetration of walls. Period. As overpenetration is probably the #1 reason usually given for not using a rifle for home defense, the article ...
by Pisgah
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any Glock insiders here?
Replies: 12
Views: 546

Re: Any Glock insiders here?

"The conversation you requested could not be loaded..."
by Pisgah
Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I've come across a Rem. Model 81 in .300 Savage...good price, or no?
Replies: 22
Views: 443

Re: I've come across a Rem. Model 81 in .300 Savage...good price, or no?

Assuming it is in decent shooting condition, I have not seen one priced anywhere near that low in 10 years. I regret not jumping on one back then.
by Pisgah
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Counterfeit Leupold Scope on ebay
Replies: 13
Views: 460

Re: Counterfeit Leupold Scope on ebay

Don't look now, but you've probably got a lot of folks scratching their heads right now and wondering what's misspelled about "abjective"...
by Pisgah
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nice AR-innards/function video
Replies: 3
Views: 127

Re: Nice AR-innards/function video

I have two AR's. I call them "Bunny" and "Babs"...
by Pisgah
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage 99 action
Replies: 21
Views: 506

Re: Savage 99 action

Old Savage wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:17 am
Pete, you seem to be saying 303 is a 30-30???

Physically, the .303 Savage is different from the .30-30. Ballistically, there's no difference between the two.
by Pisgah
Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Stupid" Kills a Deer Hunter
Replies: 16
Views: 706

Re: "Stupid" Kills a Deer Hunter

Pretty stupid, all right, and not all that rare an occurrence, although a fatality is pretty rare. I did know one guy killed only 10 feet from the back door of his house by a "pet" buck he kept, and know several folks foolish enough to carelessly approach a downed deer and get involved in some sort ...
by Pisgah
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: trail cam question
Replies: 11
Views: 390

Re: trail cam question

I have about the cheapest, most basic trailcam out there. It's a Wildgame Innovations camera usually available for $35-40. It's easy to find reviews that knock it. Some of those knocks are legit -- sure, $40 won't get you a $400 camera. But other than its lack of bells and whistles I have no problem...
by Pisgah
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cimmarron MP415 Model P .45 Colt SAA Failure
Replies: 15
Views: 673

Re: Cimmarron MP415 Model P .45 Colt SAA Failure

I won't say that a metal flaw didn't cause this gun to disintegrate at normal pressures; humans manufacture things, and humans can screw up. But I would be surprised if a close metallurgic examination of it didn't show a drastically overpressure load was the cause. I have seen that sort of destructi...
by Pisgah
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Post a picture of your horse ...
Replies: 26
Views: 752

Re: Post a picture of your horse ...

An iron pony, too...
by Pisgah
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Post a picture of your horse ...
Replies: 26
Views: 752

Re: Post a picture of your horse ...

Only an iron horse here...
by Pisgah
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30-40 AI in an 1895
Replies: 46
Views: 4789

Re: 30-40 AI in an 1895

The Ackley Improved rounds are good, but to be honest the performance gains usually fall significantly short of the claims. Back when PO was developing them convenient chronography for the handloader didn't exist, resulting in all sorts of methods designed to calculate velocities. As technology was ...
by Pisgah
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tristar folding shotgun
Replies: 6
Views: 341

Re: Tristar folding shotgun

With the exception of the synthetic stock these are the same as the Hatfield folding single-shots. I have a Hatfield .410 and it's a nice little gun, especially considering the price. When brand-new, opening one takes some pretty strenuous effort, as does pulling the trigger, but liberal oil and rep...
by Pisgah
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hillbilly music.
Replies: 19
Views: 974

Re: Hillbilly music.

I think this is the basic plan, Pitchy. His was larger, which would give the deeper tone. By the way, anyone who has PBS is missing a treat if they don't enjoy the Country Music series. Ken Burns does an outstanding job as a documentarian. It'll be on for a week. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43nY...
by Pisgah
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .30WCF -- 150 or 170 grain bullet?
Replies: 30
Views: 1134

Re: .30WCF -- 150 or 170 grain bullet?

Generally speaking, all of the .30-30s I have owned had had a preference as to which bullet they shot most accurately -- usually not a huge preference, but it was there. Fortunately, there's not a heckuva lot of difference in the performance of the two. The 150s run a wee bit faster and shoot a wee ...
by Pisgah
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feral Hogs - in CITIES....!!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 229

Re: Feral Hogs - in CITIES....!!!!

When he shouted, "Death to pigs!", no one realized Office Castillo was talking about his partner...

"The low point came in 2013 when a policeman shot at a boar with his service revolver, but hit and maimed his partner instead."
by Pisgah
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Charter Arms question .....
Replies: 10
Views: 533

Re: Charter Arms question .....

I'd hesitate to recommend that conversion. But, I will admit that for several years my little pocket woods-walking gun was a 3" CA Undercoverette using .32 Long handloads that you definitely would not find in any manual, for sure at least in the low H&R magnum pressure range. The gun digested maybe ...
by Pisgah
Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gun Show Loophole Revealed!
Replies: 13
Views: 482

Re: Gun Show Loophole Revealed!

Reminds me of a hand-lettered sign I saw in a grocery store just before Christmas several decades ago. Fastened to a huge display of nuts, raisins, dates and candied fruit: "Frut Cake Ingerdinents".
by Pisgah
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Found me an old Ruger Blackhawk
Replies: 14
Views: 642

Re: Found me an old Ruger Blackhawk

The books may say the 1957 BH has checkered plastic grips -- but mine's wood, too...

Enjoy! It's a fine revolver, for sure.
by Pisgah
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Turkey with a .410
Replies: 15
Views: 513

Re: Turkey with a .410

People who think a .410 is insufficient for turkeys just haven't thought it through. The fact is, pellet for pellet a .410 is just as effective as a 12 gauge. There just aren't as many pellets. A tight-choked .410 is more effective in turkeys than an open-choked 12 gauge. I've killed two turkeys wit...
by Pisgah
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Disarming Innocent People..."
Replies: 12
Views: 505

Re: "Disarming Innocent People..."

Hitler disarmed the citizens- history is trying to repeat itself. I have nothing good to say about Hitler -- but he gets a bum rap on this one. The infamous German gun control law upon which our Gun Control Act was based was put in place by the Weimar Republic government that proceeded him. Hitler'...
by Pisgah
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: home remedy questions
Replies: 14
Views: 420

Re: home remedy questions

Having lost one kidney to cancer and being protective of the remaining one, my doctors tell me that opioids are the only "safe" painkillers I can take. As for acetaminophen -- no way. Ibuprofen is okay -- for exactly ONE tablet per day. Fortunately, I have no chronic pain problems.
by Pisgah
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You'd think THIS gun store would be VERY busy...
Replies: 2
Views: 299

Re: You'd think THIS gun store would be VERY busy...

Most of the guns "smuggled in from the US" were in fact sold to the Mexican military by the DOD -- then resold on the black market.
by Pisgah
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hunting From a Canoe
Replies: 22
Views: 633

Re: Hunting From a Canoe

It's illegal to shoot game from a watercraft in my state -- but perfectly legal to use one as transportation to your hunting site. Over the years, a buddy and I have partnered up and used canoes numerous times to get us in to isolated National Forest areas that would require lengthy hikes to reach i...
by Pisgah
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: internet security
Replies: 3
Views: 232

Re: internet security

"Internet security" -- an oxymoron on a par with "military intelligence."
by Pisgah
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another look at "stopping power" in a defensive handgun
Replies: 11
Views: 501

Re: Another look at "stopping power" in a defensive handgun

Backs up what I have always thought about handgun self-defense -- whatever caliber you're shooting, hit the threat and keep on hitting it until you either run out of ammo or the threat stops.
by Pisgah
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AR15A2
Replies: 12
Views: 764

Re: AR15A2

Not exact, but close to what you want, is a Palmetto Arms carbine I have. It has a mid-length upper with fixed front sight and a removeable carry handle rear sight. Light, handy, accurate, well-balanced. Best of all, I bought upper and lower separately on sale and put the rifle together for around $...
by Pisgah
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best 30-30 bullet to reload for hogs
Replies: 15
Views: 764

Re: Best 30-30 bullet to reload for hogs

Bronco wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:51 am
Anything wrong with the 170 gr rn nosler partition ??
Not a thing, other than being more expensive.
by Pisgah
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Japanese 'War Tubas' - not - but 'War Balloons' - yes...
Replies: 21
Views: 780

Re: Japanese 'War Tubas' - not - but 'War Balloons' - yes...

jeepnik wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:31 pm
The US and England both offered German scientists safe haven in return for their knowledge. German "Vengeance" weapons killed many more than the balloons.
Von Braun was an SS officer in charge of rocket development.
by Pisgah
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: JACKALOPE
Replies: 22
Views: 874

Re: JACKALOPE

Laugh if you will. Jackalopes are real...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shope_papilloma_virus
by Pisgah
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best 30-30 bullet to reload for hogs
Replies: 15
Views: 764

Re: Best 30-30 bullet to reload for hogs

I would feel perfectly comfortable with any 170 gr. softpoint from Remington, Hornady, Speer or Sierra -- basically, whatever I could find locally. At .30-30 velocities, the standard cup-and-core style bullet not only works, but gives just about the best performance you could hope for.
by Pisgah
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Japanese 'War Tubas' - not - but 'War Balloons' - yes...
Replies: 21
Views: 780

Re: Japanese 'War Tubas' - not - but 'War Balloons' - yes...

3leggedturtle wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:15 am
You be amazed to read about Bats as Bombs in WWII then.
How about the pigeons used as the guidance system in early "smart" bombs?
by Pisgah
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Japanese 'War Tubas' - not - but 'War Balloons' - yes...
Replies: 21
Views: 780

Re: Japanese 'War Tubas' - not - but 'War Balloons' - yes...

I am not surprised most people don't know about these. Americans don't know history. Not long ago I had a conversation with a fellow who believed the Battle of the Bulge happened outside of Petersburg, VA during the Civil War. When I said he was wrong, that the Bulge was in Europe in WW2 and the one...