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by Shasta
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thanks Shasta
Replies: 1
Views: 98

Re: Thanks Shasta

I'm glad to be able to help. It was a lucky coincidence I had those as they came with a MEC 600 JR .410 reloader I recently got off Ebay. I use an adjustable charge bar so did not need the powder bushings. Enjoy! :D

Shasta
by Shasta
Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Notice to California reloaders
Replies: 11
Views: 492

Re: Notice to California reloaders

Not all of Kalifornia is what you might think. Here is an article from a Bay Area newspaper about Shasta County: http://www.mercurynews.com/2013/03/21/welcome-to-shasta-county-californias-gun-buying-capital/ I really love it here, and have been here all my life. It troubles me to think I may be forc...
by Shasta
Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday Shasta.
Replies: 9
Views: 146

Re: Happy Birthday Shasta.

Thank you all for your kind wishes. I turned 67 today and still feel pretty good since I got new knees last year. Just got back home from a local steak house where I had a fine dinner of steak and prawns. :D

Shasta
by Shasta
Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lubrisizers: Saeco vs RCBS/Lyman
Replies: 22
Views: 413

Re: Lubrisizers: Saeco vs RCBS/Lyman

I guess I should really keep my open for another beater Lyman or RCBS so I can keep one charged with hard smokeless lube and one charged with SPG or Matthews for black powder cartridges. Yep, this is my method. I currently have eight RCBS lubrisizers and I don't know how many dies... :D Shasta
by Shasta
Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: MEC bushings
Replies: 1
Views: 110

Re: MEC bushings

I have both. PM me your mailing address and they are yours.

Shasta
by Shasta
Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Christmas Carbine (Win. Model 92 Story)
Replies: 2
Views: 159

Re: Christmas Carbine (Win. Model 92 Story)

That is indeed a good read. I cringed when reading about the modifications to .44 Mag., thinking it a shame to do that. It sure turned out right in the end! :D

Shasta
by Shasta
Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ballard in .50-70 Govt.
Replies: 19
Views: 532

Re: Ballard in .50-70 Govt.

That is one cool rifle! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I'm looking forward to finding out how it shoots for you. Somewhere in my reloading shed there is a Lyman 515139 bullet mould that I believe is around 330 grains and designed for the .50-70. PM me if you want me to send you some bullets from it. That parti...
by Shasta
Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Remington 700 SPS Experience
Replies: 12
Views: 389

My Remington 700 SPS Experience

A thread here reporting the possible downfall of the makers of Remington firearms partly due to lack of quality made me decide to take the time to tell my own recent experience with a Remington. I’ll start my long and windy story at the very beginning, and try to make it interesting: Our rifle range...
by Shasta
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reno Gun Show- No Guns Allowed In
Replies: 15
Views: 545

Re: Reno Gun Show- No Guns Allowed In

And to make matters worse, my Reno Gun Show trek turned out worse for me than I knew. I had a .405 caliber 1895 Winchester limited edition rifle in a soft case in the back of the truck. As I said before, we hit a patch of black ice and took a wild ride off the road. We did make it safely to Reno aft...
by Shasta
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reno Gun Show- No Guns Allowed In
Replies: 15
Views: 545

Re: Reno Gun Show- No Guns Allowed In

I would have laughed and walked away. We drove over 200 miles to get there, and that included a near catastrophic encounter with black ice that sent the truck sliding sideways off the highway and out through the sagebrush. Thankfully it stayed on its wheels and somehow missed the trees. We did have...
by Shasta
Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reno Gun Show- No Guns Allowed In
Replies: 15
Views: 545

Reno Gun Show- No Guns Allowed In

Well, it's a first for me... Some friends and I drove to Reno last Friday for the Big Reno Gun Show at the Grand Hotel and we were not allowed to take in any guns or knives! They even used a metal detector wand on everyone coming in the door! It seems that after the Las Vegas incident they don't wan...
by Shasta
Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tang peep on 73 or 92?
Replies: 10
Views: 420

Re: Tang peep on 73 or 92?

Get in the way? Well, they don't get in my way. Aside from the Winchester '95's, all my leverguns wear a Marbles tang sight:

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Shasta
by Shasta
Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .44 WCF and split case mouths
Replies: 17
Views: 635

Re: .44 WCF and split case mouths

I would suggest annealing your cases. It works very well for me and I get much longer case life. There are several ways it can be accomplished without spending much money. I shoot a lot so went ahead and spent over $500 on a Bench-Source annealer. I am very happy with it: https://www.youtube.com/wat...
by Shasta
Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: my new used 2016 ride......
Replies: 17
Views: 719

Re: my new used 2016 ride......

That's a really cool car! I really like the color. My daughter bought a brand new bright red Mustang with a manual transmission in 2015 and brought it over to show it to me. She offered to let me drive it, so off we went! I told her I was very surprised at how much power it had for a six cylinder. S...
by Shasta
Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 39A question
Replies: 15
Views: 828

Re: Marlin 39A question

Sorry for the fuzzy picture, but it shows the holes in question. One is to see a chambered round, the other is to see a round in the magazine.

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Shasta
by Shasta
Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 417 walnut hill
Replies: 7
Views: 772

Re: 417 walnut hill

I checked the completed auctions on Gunbroker and of the two 417 Walnut Hills that actually sold, one went for $1,251 and the other went for $802. A third rifle had an opening bid price of $1,000 and got no bids. The newest copy of Blue Book of Gun Values rates an 80% 417 Walnut Hill at $440, but in...
by Shasta
Mon Jul 03, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: deleting things
Replies: 5
Views: 408

Re: deleting things

Here's what I did:

click on your user name in the top right corner

click user control panel

click profile tab

click edit avatar

You can upload an avatar picture directly from your computer without going through a hosting site.

Hope this helps

Shasta
by Shasta
Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Turn for a Photobucket Story
Replies: 28
Views: 1150

Re: My Turn for a Photobucket Story

Marlinman-

I simply Googled "How to download Photobucket Albums" and all kinds of stuff shows up. Of course, none of the advice worked exactly as stated, but it was good enough that I was able to get it figured out. I don't know for sure what the heck I did, but it worked!

Shasta
by Shasta
Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Turn for a Photobucket Story
Replies: 28
Views: 1150

Re: My Turn for a Photobucket Story

With help from Google searches I was able to download all my pictures from Photobucket to a folder on my computer. I then signed up on Imjur and uploaded the picture there. If my avatar pic is back, you will know I was successful. Photobucket can take a flying leap for all I care.

Shasta
by Shasta
Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heavy 30-30 loads
Replies: 6
Views: 646

Re: Heavy 30-30 loads

OK, here is a photograph rather than a scan:

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That's as good as I can get it. The book is RCBS Cast Bullet Manual number 1 which I found on Ebay for less than $20.

Shasta
by Shasta
Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Yreka Chili Cook-off etc today
Replies: 13
Views: 850

Re: Yreka Chili Cook-off etc today

Bill, We usually shoot BPCR monthly from April to September. Our matches are NRA Approved 40 shots. You can see our event schedule by clicking on the link below my signature. The next BPCR match is Saturday July 22 at 11:00am. The following Sunday is NRA High Power in the morning and Vintage Militar...
by Shasta
Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heavy 30-30 loads
Replies: 6
Views: 646

Re: Heavy 30-30 loads

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by Shasta
Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heavy 30-30 loads
Replies: 6
Views: 646

Re: Heavy 30-30 loads

My oldest Lyman manual is from 1951 and it tops out at a 171 gr. cast lead bullet. I checked my RCBS Cast Bullet Manual and it shows a 187 gr. cast lead RCBS bullet number 30-180-FN. Load data for IMR 3031 shows 26.0 gr. for 1816 fps, or 28.0 gr. for 1972 fps.

Hope that helps.


Shasta
by Shasta
Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Yreka Chili Cook-off etc today
Replies: 13
Views: 850

Re: Yreka Chili Cook-off etc today

Sounds like fun, Yreka is a neat town. But I spent the day shooting Black Powder Cartridge Rifle Silhouette at Hat Creek Rifle & Pistol Club near Burney, CA. :D :D

Shasta
by Shasta
Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Springfield 1903-A3 Vintage Military Sniper Silhouette
Replies: 6
Views: 692

Re: Springfield 1903-A3 Vintage Military Sniper Silhouette

Took the newly scoped 1903A3 out today for some informal off-hand practice. I weighed the rifle at 10 lb.-10 oz. but it did not seem that heavy as it balances pretty well. I was pleasantly surprised to be able to hit a 4" clay pigeon placed at 110 meters about twice out of every five shots with my c...
by Shasta
Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Refresh my memory: which parts are needed for Win 86 conversion?
Replies: 17
Views: 1007

Re: Refresh my memory: which parts are needed for Win 86 conversion?

I replaced the hammer and trigger on my current production 1886 Deluxe take-down with the Browning hammer and trigger, but left the tang safety catch in the rifle. I ground the tang safety lever under the tang at an angle just enough to clear the Browning hammer when cocked. The safety can be used t...
by Shasta
Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Springfield 1903-A3 Vintage Military Sniper Silhouette
Replies: 6
Views: 692

Springfield 1903-A3 Vintage Military Sniper Silhouette

I've never been the least bit interested in military rifles until one of the guys in our club started staging Vintage Military Sniper Silhouette matches. After watching a few, I just had to get in on the fun. I bought an 1896 Springfield .30-40 Krag that shoots cast lead bullets very well, and I hav...
by Shasta
Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Improving My Marlin 39A For Silhouette
Replies: 8
Views: 549

Improving My Marlin 39A For Silhouette

OK, maybe some of you will call it blasphemy, but here is what I did to make what are for me improvements to my recently acquired 1948 vintage pre-Microgroove Marlin 39A lever action .22; I do not like the pregnant look of the original forearm, and being a big fan of checkering, I replaced both the ...
by Shasta
Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First 30-30 mold
Replies: 27
Views: 1532

Re: First 30-30 mold

For a heavier bullet, take a look at the Lyman 311041 mould. I use it for metallic silhouette shooting and find it to be very accurate.

Shasta
by Shasta
Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shooting vision after cataract surgery?
Replies: 26
Views: 1462

Re: Shooting vision after cataract surgery?

I am an avid metallic silhouette shooter, and for some years the orange targets on our range appeared very indistinct to me when looking through the tang peep sights I use on all my rifles. I wore eyeglasses for 25 years, but after getting cataract surgery on both eyes,I no longer need corrective ey...
by Shasta
Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lyman borescope?
Replies: 4
Views: 409

Re: Lyman borescope?

I bought one and find it useful for checking bore condition. It is not perfect. I find it difficult to keep in focus especially in larger bores as the probe rod tends to move up and down as I move it through the bore. I am considering getting some O-rings to slip on the probe rod to help keep it in ...
by Shasta
Tue May 30, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayer Request Lung cancer
Replies: 69
Views: 3132

Re: Prayer Request Lung cancer

I am so very sorry to hear this. You have done so much to help me as well as others, I cannot help but believe that you will recover and continue with all the good that you do.

Prayers are for you.

Shasta
by Shasta
Thu May 11, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First Test Of Olde Eynsford BP In My '73 Winchester
Replies: 20
Views: 1586

Re: First Test Of Olde Eynsford BP In My '73 Winchester

OK, guys, I finally did a little more testing. I had to shoot at 50 meters due to having smaller targets. Bullet is the same Accurate 433205C with Paul Matthews formula homemade BP lube, which I loaded directly over the powder without a wad. Primers were Winchester Large Pistol. I benchrest fired te...
by Shasta
Mon May 08, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First Test Of Olde Eynsford BP In My '73 Winchester
Replies: 20
Views: 1586

Re: First Test Of Olde Eynsford BP In My '73 Winchester

I have not gotten around to further testing with my old .44-40. Too many other toys taking up my time! :)

Shasta
by Shasta
Thu May 04, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Monte Walsh
Replies: 14
Views: 1049

Re: Monte Walsh

Here is a link to your original thread:

http://www.levergunscommunity.com/viewt ... ilit=monte

Yep, I was the one recommending the book, and you're very welcome. I'm very glad you enjoyed it! The book is a must for real Monte Walsh fans. :D

Shasta
by Shasta
Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scrap cartridge brass
Replies: 8
Views: 702

Re: Scrap cartridge brass

I get $50-$60 per five gallon bucket full at a local scrap metal recycler. They even take the spent primers as long as they are brass.

Shasta
by Shasta
Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester/ Miroku 1886 tang sight options.
Replies: 12
Views: 1035

Re: Winchester/ Miroku 1886 tang sight options.

I installed a Providence Tool Co. reproduction of the Lyman 21 on my Browning 1895 in .30-40 Krag. It is a very well made sight for the money. I was even able to drill and tap the aperture hole to accept a Merit adjustable eyepiece. I have shot NRA High Power Hunting Rifle Silhouette matches with it...
by Shasta
Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester/ Miroku 1886 tang sight options.
Replies: 12
Views: 1035

Re: Winchester/ Miroku 1886 tang sight options.

I have a Marble's designed to fit behind the tang safety on my Winchester/Miroku 1886 takedown rifle. It works very well and I am happy with it. The only problem I had was with the rifle itself. The rebounding hammer system caused many failures to fire. I replaced the hammer and trigger with those f...
by Shasta
Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why these .30-30 case neck splits?
Replies: 16
Views: 978

Re: Why these .30-30 case neck splits?

Try annealing, it likely will extend case life. It can be done inexpensively by using a suitable deep 3/8" drive socket rotated in a drill over a propane torch flame. Just make sure the neck and shoulder area extend above the mouth of the socket. Heat the brass neck to a very dull red, then dump and...
by Shasta
Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Picked up my 1951 Marlin 39A
Replies: 18
Views: 916

Re: Picked up my 1951 Marlin 39A

You found a fine rifle there!

I recently picked up a similar rifle of 1948 vintage. It always amazes me to see these old rifles in such fine condition. It's like they didn't see much use for one reason or another.

Shasta
by Shasta
Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 38 Special load and holster
Replies: 20
Views: 1272

Re: 38 Special load and holster

I'm not an ankle holster user, but I did see an interesting ad in the April 2017 issue of American Rifleman on page 77. It is for a neoprene holster from an outfit called BUGbite that fits the lower leg. Might be worth a look?

Shasta
by Shasta
Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New to me 64 added carry handle.
Replies: 15
Views: 1144

Re: New to me 64

That is a very nice rifle, and a Deluxe too! :mrgreen: I am a big fan of the checkered pistol grip stock on rifles. We have a fellow shooting Cowboy Lever Action Rifle Silhouette with a Model 64 at Hat Creek Rifle & Pistol Club and he does well with it. I'm looking forward to your range report. Shasta
by Shasta
Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NRA Membership Change
Replies: 11
Views: 676

Re: NRA Membership Change

I certainly agree that we need to continue supporting the National Rifle Association. I too just upgraded my membership, from Patron Life to Benefactor Life. And just for good measure the wife upgraded from an Annual membership to a Life membership. :D

Shasta
by Shasta
Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94 Buffalo Bill Commemorative
Replies: 9
Views: 875

Re: Winchester 94 Buffalo Bill Commemorative

I have a Canadian Centennial that I use for NRA Lever Action Rifle Silhouette. I put a Marble's tang sight on it and smoothed up the action, and I also had to have the throat reamed a bit to shoot Lyman 311041 cast lead bullets. I've never had a problem with the lifter after several thousand rounds....
by Shasta
Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Update- Redding, CA Gun Show Report- Pictures Added!
Replies: 17
Views: 1512

Re: Update- Redding, CA Gun Show Report- Pictures Added!

jnyork- Back in the early '80's I regularly shot silhouette at the old Redding Gun Club, but it was shut down in the late '80's because the nearby landfill needed to expand, and the city had unwisely allowed a subdivision to develop on the opposite side, so the range had to go. On the plus side, the...
by Shasta
Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Update- Redding, CA Gun Show Report- Pictures Added!
Replies: 17
Views: 1512

Re: Update- Redding, CA Gun Show Report- Pictures Added!

Nice rifle Shasta! Have the Dems in Sacto gotten around to imposing a waiting period for rimfire ammo yet? Howdy Bill, The background check nonsense for ammunition purchase in California is set to begin January 1, 2018. I have a good supply of .22LR and will lay in a bunch more before then. I can't...
by Shasta
Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Update- Redding, CA Gun Show Report- Pictures Added!
Replies: 17
Views: 1512

Re: Redding, CA Gun Show Report

After battling with the PhotoBucket site for several hours I finally have the promised pictures: http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f1/ironsite/194820Marlin2039A20004_zpsodroerrk.jpg http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f1/ironsite/f7b361c0-9d96-4b6e-84e0-f4b866ae1cf4_zpsunmttfuo.jpg http://i44.photobuc...
by Shasta
Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cast bullet lube
Replies: 26
Views: 1440

Re: Cast bullet lube

I lube all my cast lead bullets using RCBS lubrisizers. I have eight of them for different lubes and calibers. For smokeless loads I buy White Label lubes simply because they work great and I can't make the same lube myself for less. I really like their BAC lube. Here is a link: http://www.lsstuff.c...
by Shasta
Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oldie ...
Replies: 9
Views: 884

Re: Oldie ...

Sixgun, I understand how you may be confused by the OP. You just need to think in terms of Ebonics spelled out in its simplest form. Here is the translation: MR snakes. Them are snakes. MR not. Them are not. MR2. CMBDI's? Them are too. See them beady eyes? LIB! MR snakes. Well I'll be! Them are snak...
by Shasta
Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1895 .38-72 Range Report #4- We Shootin' Now
Replies: 16
Views: 1724

Re: Winchester 1895 .38-72 Range Report #4- We Shootin' Now

I was sure surprised to see this old thread brought back. I have not worked much more with my old .38-72, but I did spring for a new Accurate 382250B three cavity bullet mould that drops a plain base .382" diameter bullet that fits the bore well and does not require use of a gas check. This bullet s...