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by Shasta
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 38-40 Loading
Replies: 9
Views: 228

Re: 38-40 Loading

First of all, welcome to the Leverguns campfire. Lots of good info hereabouts.

Dunno if it helps, but I use 25.0 gr. Re7 in my .44-40 with a 205 gr. bullet with excellent results.

Shasta
by Shasta
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another reason I'm glad I escaped...
Replies: 19
Views: 685

Re: Another reason I'm glad I escaped...

Lifelong Shasta County Californian here, the reddest county in the state. Here in the far north folks tend to be conservative gun owners, but still we are forced to live by laws passed by the whims of arrogant liberals.

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by Shasta
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Texas outlaws Red Light Cameras.
Replies: 20
Views: 384

Re: Texas outlaws Red Light Cameras.

We have several of them here in Redding, CA. My wife ran one in a moment of inattention and got a ticket that cost nearly $500, plus our car insurance rates went up for a couple years after.

Shasta
by Shasta
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bullet mold
Replies: 11
Views: 235

Re: Bullet mold

I like the RCBS 37-250-FN; it is a gas checked bullet that shoots very well in my Winchester Legacy rifle.

Shasta
by Shasta
Mon May 20, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's talk levergun rifle throats
Replies: 12
Views: 234

Re: Let's talk levergun rifle throats

Several years ago I bought a used Winchester 94 Canadian Centennial 30-30 with 26" octagon barrel (mfg 1971) with the specific intent to shoot metallic silhouette using a Lyman 311041 cast lead bullet. I loaded five test rounds and they fed through the magazine fine but would not quite chamber all t...
by Shasta
Thu May 16, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lead hardness testers
Replies: 10
Views: 246

Re: Lead hardness testers

When it comes to precision measuring instruments, don't cheap out. You get what you pay for. I really like my Saeco. It's a very old one made of steel. The one drawback to it is that it will only test bullets, not scrap lead pieces or ingots. For those I have a Cabine Tree hardness tester. For me, t...
by Shasta
Tue May 14, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: magnums
Replies: 13
Views: 446

Re: magnums

That is exactly why I got rid of my .300 Win. Mag. It was way too hard on the several Blacktail deer and one Pronghorn I shot with it. I now use a 6.5 Creedmoor, which is much better suited to the task.

Shasta
by Shasta
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old black powder.
Replies: 12
Views: 356

Re: Old black powder.

Until I lost it in last summer's fire, I had a metal 25 lb. keg of FFg black powder made by Gearhart-Owen Industries, which went out of business in the early 1980's. I had used two or three pounds of it in my black powder cartridge rifles with no determinable difference.

Shasta
by Shasta
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You guys with Winchester 76s ...
Replies: 14
Views: 552

Re: You guys with Winchester 76s ...

I have a Uberti 1876 rifle from Taylors & Co. with 28" barrel in .45-60 that I have owned for several years. Quality is excellent and it has an exceptionally beautiful buttstock. It is a very good shooter, although it weighs 11 lbs. and can be difficult to hold up during extended shooting sessions. ...
by Shasta
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The trouble with IWB carry ...
Replies: 16
Views: 375

Re: The trouble with IWB carry ...

I know how you feel. I am a fat guy that carries a Springfield XD Compact .45 ACP inside the waistband using an Alien Gear hybrid holster. I decided it was worth it to me to buy oversize pants to accommodate my weight gains. I buy them two sizes big at Walmart for under $20, then I put suspender but...
by Shasta
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Model 1886 in 40-65
Replies: 22
Views: 818

Re: Model 1886 in 40-65

Some really nice rifles you boys have. If I was lucky enough to own an original 1886 Winchester, the .40-65 would be my caliber of choice. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


Shasta
by Shasta
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vortex Scopes?....
Replies: 14
Views: 599

Re: Vortex Scopes?....

I have two Vortex Vipers, one on a Savage Predator in 6.5 Creedmoor and one on a Remington 700 SPS in 22-250. Both are excellent and I can clearly see ground squirrels at 500+ yards. I think for the money Vortex is the best buy out there.

Shasta
by Shasta
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayer Request
Replies: 73
Views: 2259

Re: Prayer Request

Griff,

I am deeply saddened to hear that your wife has passed. Please accept my condolences and I pray that you can find peace.

Tim
by Shasta
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94 switch out question
Replies: 7
Views: 711

Re: Winchester 94 switch out question

.30-30 family is:

.25-35
.30-30
.32 Special
.32-40
.38-55
I believe the 7-30 Waters is in there too.

.44-40 alternate caliber is .38-40

Shasta


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by Shasta
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need Help With Loading 38 55
Replies: 31
Views: 1386

Re: Need Help With Loading 38 55

I would like to add a bit of advice based on my own experience. If you have not already done so, make sure your loaded round will feed properly from the rifle's magazine. I purchased the long Starline brass for my Winchester 94 Legacy .38-55 rifle, and loaded with a Bear Creek Supply cast lead bulle...
by Shasta
Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Now this is NICE 'Second Amendment' Art...!
Replies: 4
Views: 493

Re: Now this is NICE 'Second Amendment' Art...!

Absolutely astounding! I will never cease to be amazed by the talent and genius of a true artist. Thank you for posting and I hope all the folks here on the Leverguns forum take the time to watch that short video.

Shasta
by Shasta
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hunting photo time again.
Replies: 20
Views: 886

Re: Hunting photo time again.

Great photos as always, Nath. I especially enjoyed the snipe photo as it has been a good many years since I have bagged one of those here in California. As of January 2019, the liberals in charge are requiring non-toxic shot and projectiles for all hunting in California. Since I cannot shoot steel s...
by Shasta
Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayers please-pregnant family member
Replies: 37
Views: 1164

Re: Prayers please-pregnant family member

I can only imagine how stressful this must be for her. I pray she will have a healthy and happy little one.

Shasta
by Shasta
Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayer Request
Replies: 73
Views: 2259

Re: Prayer Request

Griff, I'm very sorry to hear that your missus is so ill. Being at her side is not "hovering". It is fulfilling that part of the age old marriage vow where a man pledges himself to his wife "in sickness and in health". Hopefully better times are coming, meanwhile best wishes and prayers for a full r...
by Shasta
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Surgery done.
Replies: 48
Views: 1934

Re: Surgery done.

It's good to know you are taking care of your health, and are already up and running, just not at full speed yet. I'm sure you will have a full recovery in short order, and we here on the forum can continue to enjoy your wonderful hunting pictures. :D

Shasta
by Shasta
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Boyds gun stocks ...... any opinions?
Replies: 6
Views: 471

Re: Boyds gun stocks ...... any opinions?

My only experience with replacement stocks was with my Remington SPS left hand varmint rifle. I got a laminated thumbhole stock from Stocky's Rifle Stocks and the barreled action dropped right in and bolted up into the aluminum bed without a hitch. Give them a look: https://www.stockysstocks.com/ Sh...
by Shasta
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayer Request — For My Mother <Updated>
Replies: 35
Views: 914

Re: Prayer Request — For My Mother

Darryl,

I am very sorry to hear your Mom is not doing well. It sounds as if she is well prepared for whatever may come. You and your family are most certainly in my thoughts and prayers.

Tim
by Shasta
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday Shasta.
Replies: 15
Views: 505

Re: Happy Birthday Shasta.

Thanks fellas. I turned 68, and the UPS man brought me some presents in the form of boxes of reloading equipment from Buffalo Arms and Dillon. :D

Shasta
by Shasta
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: After Fire Progress Report
Replies: 8
Views: 396

After Fire Progress Report

In light of the generosity shown to me by members of this forum after having been burned out in the Carr Fire here in Shasta County, California, I thought I should give a little progress report; The Office of Emergency Services through a CalRecycle program has finished removing all the debris and as...
by Shasta
Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone else remember this bullet?
Replies: 8
Views: 698

Re: Anyone else remember this bullet?

Google Bear Creek Supply; they offer several calibers of moly coated hollow base style bullets. I have some that I intend to try in my .44-40.



Shasta
by Shasta
Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I am getting a new name
Replies: 32
Views: 1210

Re: I am getting a new name

Congratulations to you and yours on the new arrival! I have a T-shirt that reads "Great Dads Get Promoted To Grandpa". My 3 year old granddaughter is the only grandchild I will get, so you can bet she is getting spoiled.

Shasta
by Shasta
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making Live Ammo From Blank Brass
Replies: 10
Views: 627

Re: Making Live Ammo From Blank Brass

If I understood you correctly, these are fully loaded blanks. If you don't know the powder and load, why would you want to put a bullet in front of them and fire it? Who knows what sort of pressure you would be dealing with? :o :o That is not my intention, but I really did not make myself clear. Th...
by Shasta
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making Live Ammo From Blank Brass
Replies: 10
Views: 627

Making Live Ammo From Blank Brass

I'm looking for some experienced advice here. I was gifted about 150 rounds of unfired .45-70 blanks that were originally intended for military line-throwing guns. The headstamp is WCC 56 over 45 M32. I was able to find out that these are Winchester Cartridge Company from 1956, loaded with smokeless...
by Shasta
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Montana Antelope With A 1877 Sharps
Replies: 20
Views: 1070

Re: Montana Antelope With A 1877 Sharps

Wow, that is a really nice buck you got. :D

Now I would like to know more about that very fine rifle, such as caliber and barrel size. Did you use BP or smokeless?

Shasta
by Shasta
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seeking recomendations on cast bullet supplier
Replies: 11
Views: 596

Re: Seeking recomendations on cast bullet supplier

Having lost all my bullet molds and casting equipment in the recent Carr Fire, I found it necessary to buy some bullets. Several of the people I shoot silhouette with recommended the moly coated bullets sold by Bear Creek Supply: https://www.bearcreeksupplybullets.com/ If you buy over $130 worth, sh...
by Shasta
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bi-annual forum drive
Replies: 29
Views: 1591

Re: Bi-annual forum drive

After all you folks have done for me recently, you bet I am contributing! :D


Shasta
by Shasta
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: cast bullets -- plain base vs. gas check
Replies: 14
Views: 877

Re: cast bullets -- plain base vs. gas check

That is an excellent and very informative read. Thank you for posting the link.

Shasta
by Shasta
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ways to HELP SHASTA & FAMILY RECOVER from the Fire
Replies: 18
Views: 1406

Re: Ways to HELP SHASTA & FAMILY RECOVER from the Fire

Greetings fellow Levergunners! I want to send out a very special "THANK YOU" for all that you have done for the Mort family. When I picked up my mail yesterday, there was TWO Visa gift cards and a spanking new Lee Powder Measure in a carefully prepared box, along with a very nice card. I have also r...
by Shasta
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Waxing Guns
Replies: 23
Views: 1282

Re: Waxing Guns

I use either Johnson's Paste Wax or Mequire's Pure Carnuba Paste Wax if I will be hunting in rainy conditions. It is a lesson I learned back in 1982 when I was hunting in the rain with my custom made full stock .54 caliber Hawken. A nice 4-point buck was 40 yards in front of me and my rifle would no...
by Shasta
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fire Recovery Update (with some pictures)
Replies: 10
Views: 650

Fire Recovery Update (with some pictures)

It has been two months since the Carr Fire roared into Redding, California and destroyed well over a thousand homes, one of which was my own. Since members of this forum have been very caring, kind, and generous to my wife and I, I thought I should at least update you on how and what we are doing. W...
by Shasta
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Woodscolts, strays.....
Replies: 12
Views: 685

Re: Woodscolts, strays.....

I have one in .45 caliber that I have used for rendezvous pistol shoots for the past 25 or 30 years. They are extremely reliable. The very first thing I did with mine was to remove both front and rear sights and install a small fixed rear sight dovetailed at the rear of the barrel and a simple blade...
by Shasta
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayers For My Mother
Replies: 41
Views: 2146

Re: Prayers For My Mother

I'm so very sorry to hear of your loss Blaine. I hope you find comfort in knowing that I and many other fellow levergunners mourn your loss.

Shasta
by Shasta
Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hey Shasta
Replies: 24
Views: 1184

Re: Hey Shasta

What rifle will you replace first? The very first thing I replaced was my gun safe! It was a Liberty Franklin model with a one hour fire rating. It was totally destroyed inside and out. It was a $3,000 safe that did a good job protecting from entry, but was not big enough. I went to the local gun s...
by Shasta
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hey Shasta
Replies: 24
Views: 1184

Re: Hey Shasta

I just sent off some big orders to Midway, Buffalo Arms, Starline Brass, and White Label Bullet Lube. I've got a rain check from Harbor Freight for a new work bench, and as soon as it arrives I will get what I have set up and see what else I might need. I very much appreciate the offers of help from...
by Shasta
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Little Good Luck To Go With The Bad
Replies: 17
Views: 1428

Re: A Little Good Luck To Go With The Bad

Sent you a PM, Shasta. BTW, did your range there get burned also? Jerry, I got your PM's and much appreciate your generosity. As for the Hat Creek Rifle & Pistol Club range, it is located 60 miles east of the Carr Fire near Burney, CA, but yep, there was another fire up that way too. None of the ra...
by Shasta
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Little Good Luck To Go With The Bad
Replies: 17
Views: 1428

A Little Good Luck To Go With The Bad

Having lost just about everything I owned in the recent Carr Fire here in Shasta County, I've been feeling pretty low. About two weeks after the fire there was a Friends of NRA dinner scheduled, and I was urged by a family friend to attend. She had purchased a corporate table and had seats available...
by Shasta
Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hey Shasta
Replies: 24
Views: 1184

Re: Hey Shasta

Just now got my computer running again, so have not been able to post. Yep, we got burned out and lost just about everything, including my recently restored '67 Camaro. Here is a picture of my place that was posted on the local news website: https://i.imgur.com/KeO1OPe.jpg Here is whats left of my C...
by Shasta
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Today 36 years ago
Replies: 25
Views: 973

Re: Today 36 years ago

Happy 36th Anniversary to you and your missus, Pitchy. That is a major accomplishment, especially in this day and age when marriage and family are taken so lightly.

I too have a very good wife. This coming Friday will mark our 44th anniversary. :D

Shasta
by Shasta
Wed May 23, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Met another Levergunner Today
Replies: 8
Views: 842

Re: Met another Levergunner Today

Thanks for the kind words, Griff. It was an absolute pleasure to finally meet you today. I too wish we could of had more time as you are a mighty interesting feller to talk with. Maybe next time we should schedule a couple days. I'm heading back to the range tomorrow to spend the entire weekend shoo...
by Shasta
Fri May 18, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Providence Tool Sights
Replies: 10
Views: 926

Re: Providence Tool Sights

I recently bought two of them for my Winchester 1895 rifles from Buffalo Arms. One rifle is an 1898 vintage octagon-barreled .38-72 and the other is a recent production .405 with color case receiver. Both look great with their new sight. Keep in mind you may have to replace the front sight to get yo...
by Shasta
Mon May 14, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got A Winchester Low Wall .22LR
Replies: 17
Views: 1002

Re: Got A Winchester Low Wall .22LR

Ah, but my Low Wall does indeed have an exposed hammer. It even cocks itself on opening and closing the action, and it has an ejector too! Our club shoots the .22 BPCR discipline, but we let any .22 rifle participate by creating a "Contemporary Rifle" category for those who do not have the proper eq...
by Shasta
Sat May 12, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got A Winchester Low Wall .22LR
Replies: 17
Views: 1002

Re: Got A Winchester Low Wall .22LR

Well dang! I surely wanted to have a look at that low wall but my computer just gets a message that "the image you have requested does not exist or is no longer available". :( I'm sorry about that. I'm having trouble with the forum accepting the pictures. It kept saying they were too big, but after...
by Shasta
Sat May 12, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got A Winchester Low Wall .22LR
Replies: 17
Views: 1002

Got A Winchester Low Wall .22LR

Sorry for the following long-winded story, but I wanted to tell you how it happened: Nearly a year ago, a local gun store got in several used custom made single shot rifles, one of which caught my eye. It was a new manufacture Winchester Low Wall that had been re-barreled with a heavy 27" barrel in ...
by Shasta
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shousugiban....
Replies: 18
Views: 1412

Re: Shousugiban....

I've not used that method on a gun stock, but I do use it to put a "barber pole" stripe on muzzleloader ramrods. I wrap the rod with masking tape, leaving about a quarter inch gap between the tape edges, then torch burn the un-taped area to create the stripe.


Shasta
by Shasta
Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Uberti 1876
Replies: 11
Views: 794

Re: New Uberti 1876

Congratulations on your new rifle. :D Before you do any reloading for it, be sure to test am empty case to see if it will chamber. I have a Taylor's 1876 made by Uberti and the rims of my shortened Starline 45-70 brass were too thick to chamber without exerting a lot of pressure on the lever. Thanks...