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by BenT
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Questions About DSL Internet
Replies: 7
Views: 204

Re: Questions About DSL Internet

I get about 8 MPs on my DSL. Netflix and Amazon works just fine because the way they compress the files. Live streaming something on the internet can sometimes have an issue.
by BenT
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hunting From a Canoe
Replies: 22
Views: 463

Re: Hunting From a Canoe

Great pics. My friend and I will float a river during deer hunting. When we come to a horse shoe bend, one of us will get out and walk across the point and try to kick out a deer to the person in the canoe as they round the bend. I use a Win 94 Wrangler in 32 special with a saddle ring sling when we...
by BenT
Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For my fellow boaters. New pictures.
Replies: 20
Views: 564

Re: For my fellow boaters. New pictures.

Looks like it needs a little freshing up , perfect to keep your Dad busy.
by BenT
Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Model 39 Skunk Gun
Replies: 9
Views: 357

Re: Model 39 Skunk Gun

For skunks I use a shotgun. Shoot them in the head and then shoot'em again. Then you got about 10 minutes to dig a hole before they start releasing their perfume. The key is to kill them right away so they don't flop around and spray.
by BenT
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For my fellow boaters. New pictures.
Replies: 20
Views: 564

Re: What a weird summer! For my fellow boaters.

Spend a lot of time on a 29 foot C&C in my twenties. Never sailed the carribean. My friend got his licensing so we could rent a boat in the Keys, but he got married and it never happened. Have fun with it!
by BenT
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speaking Of Motorcycles.....
Replies: 17
Views: 395

Re: Speaking Of Motorcycles.....

Good choice! My friends father road that bike until he passed away at 90 years old. He had a Honda trike before the CanAm. But it wass the Can ams power steering that kept him riding. You don't think about it but the trike took to much arm strength to turn it around in parking lots. I know you have ...
by BenT
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remington 740
Replies: 21
Views: 444

Re: Remington 740

I have my fathers 742 in 30-06. The first deer I seen shot was my Dad with that gun. We were party hunting and walking out to do a drive. I was about 8 years old. I was following him as we walked past a big log and a doe jumped up and took off. My dad took a shot and dropped it. It happened so fast....
by BenT
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CWD risk isn't going away
Replies: 12
Views: 571

Re: CWD risk isn't going away

Dealing with CWD in Wisconsin since 2002. Been eating deer the whole time. I am not sure how bad it is for the deer population. I think the DNR allowing you to shoot as many deer as you wanted in the southern part of state affected the population more. CWD has still contuinued to spread.
by BenT
Sun May 26, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thougts on the 350 Legend?
Replies: 17
Views: 673

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 BenT
Mon May 06, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Get your stuff off PhotoBucket....
Replies: 9
Views: 423

Re: Get your stuff off PhotoBucket....

How do you get copies back off the site?
by BenT
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Rise of Skywalker
Replies: 18
Views: 561

Re: The Rise of Skywalker

I see all the Star Wars and Marvel movies with my kids. Started when they were young and still do it as adults. Family time so the quality of the movie doesn't matter. I find them enertaining and will be seeing the new Avengers next weekend.
by BenT
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any love for the Browning BLR?
Replies: 22
Views: 564

Re: Any love for the Browning BLR?

The BLR in 308 with straight stock is closest thing to carrying a Win 94 or Marlin 336 in 30-30. The weight and balance is excellent. I have had many BLRs in magnum calibers and other long action claibers. The long actions feels like a full size rifle. But the short actions with 20 inch barrels feel...
by BenT
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How About a Model 94 Chambered in Winchester's New 350 Legend?
Replies: 13
Views: 714

Re: How About a Model 94 Chambered in Winchester's New 350 Legend?

350 in a Ruger MIni 14 would work as a nice woods rifle for deer hunting.
by BenT
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .... soooooooooo cold
Replies: 18
Views: 766

Re: .... soooooooooo cold

-40 yesterday and it will be +40 on Sunday. Need to get the shorts out.
by BenT
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 350 Winchester Legend
Replies: 16
Views: 1000

Re: 350 Winchester Legend

. Ben, with all due respect :) , there's already a discussion here about the new cartridge: https://www.levergunscommunity.org/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=73179 . I was eating my cheerios before going to work, skimming the topics and that one didn't pop out. Which suprised me because if it isn't being talk...
by BenT
Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 350 Winchester Legend
Replies: 16
Views: 1000

350 Winchester Legend

I see Winchester has announced a new cartridge. The 350 Winchester Legend. Based on the 223 case , straight walled with a .355 diameter bullet. It will be a good option for hunting in certain states that require straight walled cartidges. I am just interested because of reloading 351 Winchester. I u...
by BenT
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Did you here the one about the 59 year old college student?
Replies: 21
Views: 909

Re: Did you here the one about the 59 year old college student?

Are you a trend setter on campus with your Hawaiian shorts and cowboy boots? :D

You will get through English, just write about what you are passionate about.You have have a lifetime of knowledge in your brain on subjects you like, no reseach needed.
Good Luck!
by BenT
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 6.5 Creedmoor in Lever Action
Replies: 27
Views: 1471

Re: 6.5 Creedmoor in Lever Action

I prefer one in 260 also. But a 6.5 levergun sounds like fun for antelope. So I will probably have to put one on the list. When they did a questionaire last year I requested 260 or 6.5 Creedmoore for a new cartridge option.
by BenT
Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 35 makes meat in Michigan
Replies: 9
Views: 579

Re: Marlin 35 makes meat in Michigan

NIce!. Meat in the freezer. I wasn't able to get a deer with my Marlin 35 this last deer season. I just picked it up in July and was the first hunt with it.
by BenT
Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Levergun in 223....American-Made....
Replies: 9
Views: 638

Re: Levergun in 223....American-Made....

They are made down the road and I have talked to people that work there. They do have other calibers in the works. I will buy one when they come out with one in 260 rem or 6.5 creedmore. Henrys are not cheap, you have to really want one. I filled out a Henry survey earlier this year and one of the q...
by BenT
Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you have a dsignated 'Loaner' rifle?
Replies: 36
Views: 1371

Re: Do you have a dsignated 'Loaner' rifle?

Any time my brother deer hunts, which is about every other year. He uses my BLR in 308. My nephew is using my 30-30 this year, which was his grandfathers. I have a friend at work that is going throught hunter safety so he can hunt. I shoot with him monthly but he has never hunted. I will borrow him ...
by BenT
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wrangler question
Replies: 28
Views: 1826

Re: Wrangler question

Wrangler Relaxed Fit , could never wear Levi's they were never cut right for me.
by BenT
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dogs -- "The Most Difficult Part..."
Replies: 17
Views: 1352

Re: Dogs -- "The Most Difficult Part..."

Put my 16 year old dog down 2 years ago and haven't replaced him. He was the best dog ever, I will never find one better. Plenty of barn cats to keep me entertained. Kids are off to college so a little more mobile right now. Its nice not to have to cut things short so I have go home for the dog. Plu...
by BenT
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30 carbine reload
Replies: 5
Views: 621

Re: 30 carbine reload

I've heard that it will plug the gas port in the barrel over time. I use Rainer plated bullets. It is a fickle cartridge to reload. Store ammo runs great, my reloads will jam from time to time. Brass length is very important as well as over all length. If too long it won't go into battery all the wa...
by BenT
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to improve accuracy and consistency of carbine?
Replies: 15
Views: 986

Re: How to improve accuracy and consistency of carbine?

Nath, You are spot on about the lever to bolt tension. I had a 94 that you had to grip the lever extra hard to pull the lever in far enough to push on the lever safety. I tried a different lever and no difference. So I cut off a piece of a drill bit that was a smaller diameter than the lever bolt pi...
by BenT
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: loc-tite peep sight screw threads or...
Replies: 12
Views: 625

Re: loc-tite peep sight screw threads or...

I use purple loctite on the small screws. If you want to take them back out, heat with a butane lighter and it will turn the loctite liquid again. Butane lighter will not hurt the bluing.
by BenT
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: the Ruger gods must be angry........
Replies: 26
Views: 1143

Re: Was gonna get a Ruger 9mm carbine....

I bought a Ruger PC carbine at Gander Outdoors when they had there grand reopening for $450 so that was about a $100 more than the Kel Tec. I had a Hi Point and it ran with no failures , but I let it go and told myself if I get another 9mm carbine it had to have more than a 10 shot mag. It had been ...
by BenT
Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New mould to play with
Replies: 9
Views: 672

Re: New mould to play with

Nice! Those bullets will do some damage to varmits. I use Ranch dogs 115gr gas checked bullets and they shoot great in all my guns. Good choice!
by BenT
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 1895 500 s&w
Replies: 21
Views: 1245

Re: Marlin 1895 500 s&w

I had the opportunity to buy a friends Browning model 71. I had just bought a Winchester 71 the week before so I didn't need another. Then I thought about a 50 Alaskan conversion. I did my research and found that they have a lot of recoil and what will it do that a hot 45-70 won't. My magnum days ar...
by BenT
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making Black Powder
Replies: 11
Views: 1161

Re: Making Black Powder

I remember going to the store to get salt peter to make black powder in my teens. Had a mail order black powder pistol to feed.
by BenT
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hi All. Savage 99 .30-30
Replies: 20
Views: 1147

Re: Hi All. Savage 99 .30-30

It's nice see you have new addiction to feed. The 30-30 and 303 Savage calibers are the most affordable and then the 300 savage. The 99s aren't as common in Wisconsin as 30-30 Wins and Marlins. I picked up my first 99 about 12 years ago. It was in 308 and I bought it to have it rebored to 358. But I...
by BenT
Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I think we're doing all right... (the economy)
Replies: 12
Views: 841

Re: I think we're doing all right... (the economy)

Jobs are out there. My distributors say it is hard to find someone who will show up on time and pass the pee test.In fact one said he stopped doing the pee test. Talked to one guy who would meet the new hire at the shop so he could ride with him to the job site. By the third day of being late he jus...
by BenT
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bubba Savage 99!
Replies: 23
Views: 1695

Re: Bubba Savage 99!

I had a gun with the stock cut down like that. I took a 2x6 and cut about an inch length and filed to fit the shape of the stock . Screwed it to the stock and then put a pull over limb saver pad on it and you didn't even know that there was a 2x6 under the pad. It let me play with it until I found a...
by BenT
Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My New Browning 300 Win Mag
Replies: 4
Views: 460

Re: My New Browning 300 Win Mag

I had one in 7mm mag that had the steel receiver which shot very well. I traded in for one in 300 short mag , but it had an aluminum receiver and kicked more than the 7mm Mag. I got rid of it because it was not pleasant to shoot. My BLR in 308 is one of my favorite whitetail guns, carries like a 30-...
by BenT
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unexpected find, old 99 Savage
Replies: 17
Views: 1312

Re: Unexpected find, old 99 Savage

Nice snag! 99's grow on you the more you shoot them the more you like them.
by BenT
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 10 nights in different hotels last month
Replies: 14
Views: 1232

Re: 10 nights in different hotels last month

Y2K went back to college today. Switched majors this year and needs to take summer classes. Thus goes my gun funds for a while... :cry: :cry: :cry: Yes my daughter came back home and is changing up majors. I am paying for some summer classes at the local UW campus, she might continue going there th...
by BenT
Mon May 28, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Offering my services .. especially to those in ministry
Replies: 16
Views: 1167

Re: Offering my services .. especially to those in ministry

You are generous man to offer your services.
by BenT
Sat May 19, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Henry Bigboy Steel in 357/38.
Replies: 10
Views: 970

Re: New Henry Bigboy Steel in 357/38.

I have a Henry steel in 327 Fed with a 16 in barrel and it balances nice. The 20 inch barrel Henry is heavier than a Marlin or Rossi. But I am not carrying mine through the woods. I am shooting steel plates or it is strapped to my four wheeler while I am cutting wood. So it fits my needs just fine. ...
by BenT
Fri May 18, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Father and Son Turkey Hunt Report
Replies: 12
Views: 1283

Re: Father and Son Turkey Hunt Report

Well done! When the Toms are talking to you it is the most exciting hunting you can do. Around here we shot all the dumb Toms in the 90's. All that is left is the smart ones that don't talk much and it is a totally different hunt.
by BenT
Thu May 03, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crossing Off Dick's Sporting Goods
Replies: 23
Views: 1825

Re: Crossing Off Dick's Sporting Goods

I stopped going Dicks a decade ago, they had firearms but didn't seem knowledgeable about them, just another retail item, not the kind of store I wanted to give my money to.
by BenT
Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage 99A in .250-3000 - Stock Upgrade
Replies: 13
Views: 1099

Re: Savage 99A in .250-3000 - Stock Upgrade

Very Nice! I like everything you did. I have the same straight comb 99 I bought cheap because the wood was terrible. I am in the process of fitting new wood and hopefully will be set for deer hunting. What bullet weight did you use for the 250 on your deer.
by BenT
Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any progress with the .327 Federal?
Replies: 6
Views: 780

Re: Any progress with the .327 Federal?

Handled the Lipsey Bisley grip single seven and Bisley grip Single six in 32 H&R at my Buddy's shop. Both are Lipsey's exclusive. I liked the 32 H&r because of the 6 1/2 inch barrel. That being said I did get the Henry steel with the 16 inch barrel. I like it a lot for plinking. I put a Skinner low ...
by BenT
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 94 Winchester rebuild
Replies: 7
Views: 646

Re: 94 Winchester rebuild

Yes you can switch out the barrel. It is not that hard. To go to a octagon you will need to covert to a rifle forend. Which will require different wood , forend cap and hanger. Longer magazine tube if you want full length. The receiver will not take a blueing because of too much nickel content. Dura...
by BenT
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Winchester 94 450 marlin
Replies: 16
Views: 1202

Re: New Winchester 94 450 marlin

Marlin guide gun in 45-70 or 444. Winchester also made a big bore in 444. If you can't find what you want JES at 35caliber.com can rebore any Marlin or Winchester to your cartridge of choice.
by BenT
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why only four rounds?
Replies: 16
Views: 1565

Re: Why only four rounds?

1895 Winchester in 35 Win. Can I put 5 rounds in the magazine, Yes. Can I close the action with 5 in the magazine, no. I must chamber the top round or the bolt won't close. So the guns capacity is 5 but one is in the chamber. So with the Russians a 5 round stripper clip will fill the mag when they r...
by BenT
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 327 Henry
Replies: 44
Views: 3526

Re: 327 Henry

Just picked up mine from my buddys toy store this morning. Was waiting for a big boy steel in 20 inch. But last week he said he can get one in 16 inch. I told him to get it. I wanted the 16 but didn't like the big loop,but I figure if I don't like I will order the regular lever from Henry .It showed...
by BenT
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody here still drive a stick shift?
Replies: 67
Views: 4296

Re: Anybody here still drive a stick shift?

Yep I like to shift my truck,car,motorcycle,atv,leverguns,and single actions. Something about running through the gears.
by BenT
Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Whitetail - 50 BMG
Replies: 19
Views: 1850

Re: Whitetail - 50 BMG

No challange shooting a Bambi like that. Not impressed.
by BenT
Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Doin' some shooin'
Replies: 17
Views: 958

Re: Doin' some shooin'

Great levergun! My 94 Wrangler in 32 special is one of my favorites to go snowshoeing with. I had 20 below on tuesday and then sent it your way, good to see that you are enjoying it.