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by BenT
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dogs -- "The Most Difficult Part..."
Replies: 17
Views: 389

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: 292

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: 400

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: 244

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: 665

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: 333

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: 678

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: 501

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: 592

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: 472

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: 961

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: 267

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: 872

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: 835

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: 757

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: 628

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: 600

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: 1264

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: 683

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: 589

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: 474

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: 868

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: 1155

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: 2749

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: 2835

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: 1314

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: 671

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.
by BenT
Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are your Christmas traditions....and Merry Christmas...
Replies: 28
Views: 1427

Re: What are your Christmas traditions....and Merry Christmas...

One of the things I would do at Christmas time when visiting the folks was to clean and oil my fathers guns. He did not use them much. One year I went to use one and they had some surface rust, that started the tradition. They were kept up stairs in the farm house spare bedroom. I would sit up their...
by BenT
Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electronic gun safe fun [not]...
Replies: 12
Views: 647

Re: Electronic gun safe fun [not]...

Yes my gun safe is for hunting rifles and handguns. I live in the country and don't keep my self defense guns in a safe. My kids are grown so I have no youngsters in the house that I need to keep all guns locked up. Plus it is hard to shoot starlings off the bird feeders if I have to go into the bas...
by BenT
Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electronic gun safe fun [not]...
Replies: 12
Views: 647

Re: Electronic gun safe fun [not]...

My electric lock has a key backup, behind the keyboard in case it fails. Battery went dead once. It was the only time I used the key to open it. Otherwise the keyboard works great.
by BenT
Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Levers on large game
Replies: 17
Views: 1299

Levers on large game

Sitting in the stand during deer hunting. I started thinking about the fact that I have never shot a deer with a bolt action rifle. If fact a dozen years ago I put away my main deer slayer and decided to shoot at least one deer with every levergun I have. So lets see your list of guns you have used ...
by BenT
Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Real Men hunt with a Model 71 Win
Replies: 15
Views: 837

Re: Real Men hunt with a Model 71 Win

Sixgun,
Sounds like one heck of a deer camp! And you wonder why the wife doesn't like to leave you unsupervised. :P

Just to verify this was last week not 40 years ago....... some things never change.
by BenT
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Real Men hunt with a Model 71 Win
Replies: 15
Views: 837

Real Men hunt with a Model 71 Win

Just finished the whitetail deer season here in Wisconsin. This year I used a Model 71 made in 1954. I had an opportunity to shoot some small deer at about 15 yards. I thought the 348 a little overkill for such little deer. Plus if I am going spend some time butchering deer, I better have meat to pu...
by BenT
Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Missouri Deer!
Replies: 12
Views: 624

Re: Missouri Deer!

What is the reason for the decline in deer population?
by BenT
Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why 327?
Replies: 24
Views: 1122

Re: Why 327?

Because you just fall into things. My first 32 was a H&R with a swing out cylinder in 32 long. $75 in my pocket got the gun. Then I realized how handy it was. Carried it all the time in the woods. I got a Taurus 357 and it wasn't as handy. The 357 went down the road. Then I got a baby Vaquero in 32 ...
by BenT
Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 327 Henry
Replies: 44
Views: 2749

Re: 327 Henry

I have a steel 20 inch on order.
by BenT
Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Job=new scoot
Replies: 21
Views: 1082

Re: New Job=new scoot

My brother had a 2008 Concourse he was selling and I was looking, so I test drove it for a month. Great commuter total comfort,great for cross country travel. The problem was that on the back roads I drive to work I couldn't put it in high gear because it ran at a low RPM I couldn't get any feedback...
by BenT
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buying Other People's Handloads
Replies: 34
Views: 1252

Re: Buying Other People's Handloads

I agee Sixgun. I bought all of a widowers husabnds reloading equipment plus a lot of loaded ammo. It was very well put together and consistant. I pulled a few loads and checked weights. I shot his loads with no problems. I only wished I met the guy when he was alive. All leverguns cartrides plus 32 ...
by BenT
Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday BenT.
Replies: 3
Views: 225

Re: Happy Birthday BenT.

Thanks gentlemen. Just got back from pizza and a Sam Adams with the family. Stopped by some friends and sat around the campfire for a little while.
No shooting today but was thinking about it.
by BenT
Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alaska Winchester 70 in 375 H&H Mag
Replies: 5
Views: 511

Re: Alaska Winchester 70 in 375 H&H Mag

I know because of the Browning affiliation some newer Winchester products use the Portugal plant.
by BenT
Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rem 14 in 25 Rem
Replies: 18
Views: 1501

Re: Rem 14 in 25 Rem

Make sure it has a good bore. I had one that would not shoot because the bore was that bad. Anything over 1200 FPS would keyhole. I sold it to some one who collected them and did not care if the bore was bad.
I hope this one has a good bore. Good Luck!
by BenT
Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rem 14 in 25 Rem
Replies: 18
Views: 1501

Re: Rem 14 in 25 Rem

Make sure it has a good bore. I had one that would not shoot because the bore was that bad. Anything over 1200 FPS would keyhole. I sold it to some one who collected them and did not care if the bore was bad.
by BenT
Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New to me a Model 71
Replies: 11
Views: 819

Re: New to me a Model 71

NICE! You got the bolt peep, I'm jealous. The deluxes with bolt peep were out my price range around here. Still reasonable for an old Winchester, but more than I had to spend. It's a heavy gun for hunting deer. Once I wack a deer with mine. It will get a diet of lead, shooting steel targets. The 189...
by BenT
Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Figured out some of the sleep problems
Replies: 13
Views: 1223

Re: Figured out some of the sleep problems

Get a home monitor device from your doctor. Not all sleep labs do have them , but because of high cost of a sleep study these are becoming more popular. Insurance will cover them. You just wear it for one night and return it. If it is real abnormal they will want you to come in for a full sleep study.
by BenT
Wed May 24, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin bolt removal
Replies: 4
Views: 562

Re: Marlin bolt removal

Push it out with a cleaning rod.
by BenT
Wed May 17, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Did the guy with the 94....
Replies: 12
Views: 1394

Re: Did the guy with the 94....

The biggest improvement was cycling the lever. There was no resistance at the end of the lever stroke. Shoots good!
by BenT
Mon May 15, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Did the guy with the 94....
Replies: 12
Views: 1394

Re: Did the guy with the 94....

The problem I was trying to fix was the fact that I needed to squeeze the lever hard to disengage the lever safety. This was on a 94 in 307 Win, which needless to say I never found a magic load for. It never shot better than 2 MOA. Which is fine for deer hunting.
by BenT
Thu May 11, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Did the guy with the 94....
Replies: 12
Views: 1394

Re: Did the guy with the 94....

I fixed this by using a smaller diameter pin. I used the shank of a drill bit for a pin of the correct diameter. It was only a 1/64 smaller that the factory pin and it made all the difference.
by BenT
Thu May 11, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Did the guy with the 94....
Replies: 12
Views: 1394

Re: Did the guy with the 94....

Are you talking about on the lever or the bolt?
by BenT
Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ATV, UTV, mini truck?
Replies: 18
Views: 1435

Re: ATV, UTV, mini truck?

I use a ATV, my brother has a Suzuki Samuri which goes anywhere and is his wood cutting rig pulls a small trailer with it. It is handier than my younger brothers Ford Ranger. But Ranger are eaisier to find