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by KWK
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: best hunting bullets for heavier game in 357 levers
Replies: 11
Views: 350

Re: best hunting bullets for heavier game in 357 levers

While it appears Nosler has stopped making Partitions in .357, Swift still has two weights of A-frame. I'd try those were I going hunting.
by KWK
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1877 Sharps Article Finished For "Rifle" Magazine
Replies: 13
Views: 462

Re: 1877 Sharps Article Finished For "Rifle" Magazine

6pt-sika wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:21 pm
Does Al Springer have a webpage ?
Yes, as mentioned in the article.
by KWK
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Watch Out For Windows 10 - 1903 System Update: It Takes Hours!!
Replies: 19
Views: 384

Re: Watch Out For Windows 10 - 1903 System Update: It Takes Hours!!

In just the past few years, Mac users have endured a ceaseless stream of new threats, just a few of which include the Flashfake botnet, the Koobface worm and Mac Defender malware... The truth is that both Macs and PCs are very vulnerable to web threats and cyber-attacks... Apple's patch for the vul...
by KWK
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Watch Out For Windows 10 - 1903 System Update: It Takes Hours!!
Replies: 19
Views: 384

Re: Watch Out For Windows 10 - 1903 System Update: It Takes Hours!!

My machine is loading 1809, which isn't large. I've owned three laptops in the last 20 years. The first ran XP and was more reliable than the Apple Air I bought 10 years later, although neither was much trouble. The software base is far greater for Windows, and when I couldn't get a replacement batt...
by KWK
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 37 years of Bliss
Replies: 28
Views: 460

Re: 37 years of Bliss

piller wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:46 pm
My parents will reach 68 years of marriage in August.
I was going to say that must be some kind of record, but an internet search engine found this: 87 years!
by KWK
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colt Burgess
Replies: 22
Views: 657

Re: Colt Burgess

I only handled a Burgess/Whitney/Kennedy once. Smoooooooth action. I'd like to try one with cartridges some day.
by KWK
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 37 years of Bliss
Replies: 28
Views: 460

Re: 37 years of Bliss

Good deal!

My wife and I are just short of 20, and counting. "Bliss" isn't the word I'd use to describe it all, but it appears both of us are aiming to match your 37 (and counting).
by KWK
Thu May 23, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Krag shooters here?
Replies: 8
Views: 252

Re: Krag shooters here?

I thought CapTech was long gone. Regardless, I have plenty of brass ahead.
by KWK
Tue May 21, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .357 Mag Handloading with H110 vs Lil'Gun Powders. A Surprising Result
Replies: 25
Views: 691

Re: .357 Mag Handloading with H110 vs Lil'Gun Powders. A Surprising Result

Good info, Steve; thank you. It is interesting Hodgdon went back to CUP for H110. I'll guess the new CUP data shows higher speeds, for the 45,000 CUP standard I think is a higher true pressure than the 35,000 piezo. I thought the BBTI data peculiar, but I didn't come up with the explanation you did,...
by KWK
Tue May 21, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colt Burgess
Replies: 22
Views: 657

Re: Colt Burgess

Very nice condition--I look forward to hearing how well it works. Now you have to save up for the rare lightweight version.
by KWK
Mon May 20, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 357 lever gun 16 vs 20 inch barrel
Replies: 32
Views: 966

Re: 357 lever gun 16 vs 20 inch barrel

mickbr wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 11:32 pm
I'd like to know where the data comes from directly for that chart.
They mention they use a T/C, which will be a break open. These tests are separate from the ones they do for cylinder gap testing.
by KWK
Mon May 20, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 357 lever gun 16 vs 20 inch barrel
Replies: 32
Views: 966

Re: 357 lever gun 16 vs 20 inch barrel

mickbr wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 11:32 pm
I'd like to know where the data comes from directly for that chart.
They mention they use a T/C, which will be a break open. These tests are separate from the ones they do for cylinder gap testing.
by KWK
Sun May 19, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many of you
Replies: 29
Views: 752

Re: How many of you

A few times a year for me, for it’s 25 miles to the nearest range, plus the time to reload. I have several other hobbies taking up my time.
by KWK
Tue May 14, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: goodbye.......
Replies: 12
Views: 506

Re: goodbye.......

I'm sorry to hear he's passed away. I, too, once in a while watch a few clips on YouTube of him--a look back at some very good ole days.
by KWK
Mon May 13, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: does quickload show case capacities?
Replies: 6
Views: 200

Re: does quickload show case capacities?

I have a list of case capacities received from a fellow who wrote a long defunct internal ballistics program. He measured the capacities himself. .500 Linebaugh: 55.2 (.348 Win) .500 S&W: 68.1 (Jamison) .50 AE: 51.9 (Speer) I don't currently have an installed copy of QuickLoad, but I'd wager it has ...
by KWK
Tue May 07, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: No wonder nobody believes the 'environmentalists'....
Replies: 30
Views: 1020

Re: No wonder nobody believes the 'environmentalists'....

Overpopulation is indeed the problem. Overrunning the wild areas to make suburbs and farms cuts down on the variety of plants, insects, fungi, bacteria, etc that make up the estimates of forms of life on earth.
by KWK
Sun May 05, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good thoughts appreciated. Update.
Replies: 45
Views: 658

Re: Good thoughts appreciated

Back pain is among the worst. I do hope it goes well for you, Bill.

Karl
by KWK
Fri May 03, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I dunno boys, this is pretty weird ...
Replies: 24
Views: 625

Re: I dunno boys, this is pretty weird ...

I find tattoos rather repulsive. This doesn't change that.
by KWK
Thu May 02, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Calm down....
Replies: 37
Views: 808

Re: Calm down....

Nath wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 2:46 pm
A depression usually takes hold by the end of winter.
I don’t usually suffer that at this latitude, but when we lived in England I sure did. At mid day in late December, one’s shadow was remarkably long and the sun rather dim even on a clear day. I don’t miss that.

Good to have you back.
by KWK
Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So you think you've got troubles?
Replies: 11
Views: 428

Re: So you think you've got troubles?

stretch wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:06 am
No anasthetic. And it didn't get infected.
The Wikipedia article on Bradmore says honey and wine were used to treat the wound. I recall reading honey can have some antibiotic properties, and also that wine was believed then to be safer than the water from most sources.
by KWK
Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Henry 38-55.....and it is a side-loader...!
Replies: 16
Views: 473

Re: Henry 38-55.....and it is a side-loader...!

Odd they kept the tube loading in place with side gate. I guess it does allow for a quick unload. Nice to see them always working on their product line.
by KWK
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 44-40 vs 30-30
Replies: 23
Views: 712

Re: 44-40 vs 30-30

Perhaps Sharpe was talking about the original loads as compared to the later, "high velocity" smokeless loads. Whelen's WW-I era book said the 1300 fps BP load could be used on deer, but the 1600 fps smokeless load was a big step up in performance.
by KWK
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You guys with Winchester 76s ...
Replies: 14
Views: 589

Re: You guys with Winchester 76s ...

Though not on question, I've always thought the '76 a handsome rifle but the '73 rather unattractive--something about the proportions of the side plate, I think. Using the Powley computer, I dreamed up some .30 and .35 wildcats on the .40-60 case.
by KWK
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old black powder.
Replies: 12
Views: 398

Re: Old black powder.

I have read, but cannot prove, that the black powder loads for WWII Battleships were used during the first Gulf War..... As I recall reading, the main charge is smokeless but not cordite. The large, multi perforated grains are difficult to get going, so a charge of BP is what the primer first light...
by KWK
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bow saws
Replies: 19
Views: 387

Re: Bow saws

Nice work. Mine I lost during one of 3 overseas moves. It was a commercial unit, and the blade could be rotated 90 degrees to the frame. I once ripped a 1x6 in half with it just to see how that went, which was a mild work out. They are a good tool. I should get another one. Most wood I cut I still d...
by KWK
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Rise of Skywalker
Replies: 18
Views: 529

Re: The Rise of Skywalker

Bill in Oregon wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:18 pm
That young lady looks perfect to me...
A fine looking gal indeed, but the last movie in the series was not interesting.
by KWK
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Evans Rifles
Replies: 8
Views: 341

Re: Evans Rifles

I had to look up what an Evans was.
by KWK
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1866 SRC
Replies: 29
Views: 513

Re: Winchester 1866 SRC

there was a henry in 44 CF at a big time auction house... the write up said there were at least 3 of them made Thanks. I didn't realize there were as many as a few thousand '66 made in CF, and I'd never heard of the Henry being made in it. I'm really surprised by the Henry. I thought the Henry CF c...
by KWK
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1866 SRC
Replies: 29
Views: 513

Re: Winchester 1866 SRC

Good work. And what is the cartridge?
by KWK
Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pressure Measurements - how do you do it...?
Replies: 8
Views: 275

Re: Pressure Measurements - how do you do it...?

I know technology is really cool and stuff, but I would think the amount of stretch at firing of a rifle barrel at the chamber would be super-small Strain gauges were developed around WW-II and could be read by the electronics of the era. It's easier with modern electronics, of course. The ratio of...
by KWK
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1866 SRC
Replies: 29
Views: 513

Re: Winchester 1866 SRC

... the action is just too short... Rock Island Armory mentions "A few late production 1866s were configured to fire .44 Henry centerfire, and period conversions may have been performed to fire .44 Henry CF or other .44 caliber cartridges available at the time." This cartridge collector's site desc...
by KWK
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1866 SRC
Replies: 29
Views: 513

Re: Winchester 1866 SRC

Wasn't the 44 American the same physical size as the 44 RF only CF? The dimensions in Barnes' book shows them close but not quite the same, but he used calipers instead of referring to factory drawings. He did speculate you could form it from .44 Mag brass and claimed there were RCBS dies to do so....
by KWK
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1866 SRC
Replies: 29
Views: 513

Re: Winchester 1866 SRC

Very nice, Shrapnel. Barnes suggested making brass from .303 Savage cases. However, the easy approach is to just buy turned brass from Rocky Mtn. Does anyone know how many rifles were made in Henry CF? Hmmm, you said "it should be a 44-40 as late as it is"; did they actually make them in .44 WCF, to...
by KWK
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Zealand shooting.
Replies: 31
Views: 923

Re: New Zealand shooting.

What they are doing is making any rifle capable of taking a magazine of more than 5 rounds illegal. Okay, I misinterpreted what you had first written. Seems the original Ruger .44 Carbine will be desirable there. Off the top of my head, I can't think of another semi that will pass the law. Your com...
by KWK
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's Hear It for the Hurricanes! (RAF, WWII)
Replies: 5
Views: 140

Re: Let's Hear It for the Hurricanes! (RAF, WWII)

Several Hurricane pilots were quite vociferous that their mounts should never be discounted. Roland Beamont comes to mind first. The early Hurricanes were quite remarkable beasts, derived from a biplane. These first jobs had cloth covered wings and fixed wood propellers. I doubt any of these were st...
by KWK
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Zealand shooting.
Replies: 31
Views: 923

Re: New Zealand shooting.

The general idea was his name should never be spoken... they are changing the law so no one can have AR15, AK47 or any form of semi auto rifle that is capable of taking a detachable magazine holding greater than 5 rounds. I'm surprised any detachable magazine would be permitted. How does one guaran...
by KWK
Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 44 WCF with IMR 4227 or RL-7?
Replies: 34
Views: 2031

Re: 44 WCF with IMR 4227 or RL-7?

Nice! I had thought of looking for Ordnance reports from that era but decided to fetch from the UIUC Library another book which google had located. I’ve read Ordnance reports from the 1890s when looking for information on the development of the .30-40, the cartridge for my rolling block. I wonder if...
by KWK
Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 44 WCF with IMR 4227 or RL-7?
Replies: 34
Views: 2031

Re: 44 WCF with IMR 4227 or RL-7?

I don't have years for all the methods; sorry. The US Ordnance Dept was using a system in 1861 in which the piston drove a knife edge into a copper plate; Rodman was the name I think. About the same time, Nobel in Europe developed the crusher similar to that used today. Both systems have the piston ...
by KWK
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 44 WCF with IMR 4227 or RL-7?
Replies: 34
Views: 2031

Re: 44 WCF with IMR 4227 or RL-7?

... while others like Winchester Super-X are manufactured up to 15% less than map pressures. SAAMI is a voluntary industry agreement. No maker is required to use its standards. In Europe there is a different set of standards, and I believe all the national labs there by law conform to it. With thei...
by KWK
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 44 WCF with IMR 4227 or RL-7?
Replies: 34
Views: 2031

Re: 44 WCF with IMR 4227 or RL-7?

I believe the goal of reference ammo is consistency, not a particular pressure. It's performance is averaged over several firings in several (nominally) identical test set ups around the country. If it is suitably consistent, it is blessed as so. If you look at the SAAMI documents, they describe tak...
by KWK
Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 44 WCF with IMR 4227 or RL-7?
Replies: 34
Views: 2031

Re: 44 WCF with IMR 4227 or RL-7?

The old 1992 standard gave an example for each method firing the same lots of reference loads, and the copper crushers, using tarage tables for calibration, produced over 23% difference in average pressure for 10 shots among 9 labs. I have a copy of the 1992 book. I find only one example of testing...
by KWK
Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 44 WCF with IMR 4227 or RL-7?
Replies: 34
Views: 2031

Re: 44 WCF with IMR 4227 or RL-7?

Yes, I had seen your page on pressure test results. It's quite useful information. I would add that I doubt 11,000 psi is the same as 13,000 CUP in the .44-40. In the .357, data shot to the CUP standard is generally faster than that shot to psi. This suggests the older CUP standard is actually highe...
by KWK
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One rifle, one pistol
Replies: 148
Views: 3166

Re: One rifle, one pistol

COSteve wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:09 am
Using a full charge of Lil'Gun... my 24" Rossi .357mag rifle shooting 158grn Zero JSP bullets... produced 2,005fps.
Nice! That exceeds the performance of the early .30 WCF loads.
by KWK
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 44 WCF with IMR 4227 or RL-7?
Replies: 34
Views: 2031

Re: 44 WCF with IMR 4227 or RL-7?

Wow, 240 gr cast lead to 1373 fps from a 20" barrel at 10 ksi? Right impressive that. I imagine it leaves behind a mess of partly burned powder in the barrel. Is it sooty, too?
by KWK
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One rifle, one pistol
Replies: 148
Views: 3166

Re: One rifle, one pistol

An older S&W 10 and a Hagn miniature in .357 or .300 AAC would do what I care to do with firearms.
by KWK
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Proposed Gun Law for Missouri
Replies: 3
Views: 318

Re: New Proposed Gun Law for Missouri

I think it would be more effective to have those required to own one also train in military order as well. As I recall the history, the militia was never kept well trained in the early US and proved not particularly effective. The voters would likely be quite annoyed were they also required to train...
by KWK
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Zealand shooting.
Replies: 31
Views: 923

Re: New Zealand shooting.

I looked over his "manifesto." Claims that he is a white supremacist are false. Rather, his "thing" is purity in ethnicity, which he ties somewhat to race. He has no desire to enslave or conquer other races, ethnicities, or religions. He hates immigrants, truly hates them, obviously. He picked on th...
by KWK
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Howdah you think of this?
Replies: 25
Views: 1012

Re: Howdah you think of this?

Not my cup of tea. I'd rather have a J frame or LCR or Bulldog or...
by KWK
Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I always wanted to drive a Prius....!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 510

Re: I always wanted to drive a Prius....!!!

AJMD429 wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:14 pm
Yeah, but none of them are any fun without a MINIGUN attached.
The video claims $3000 per second to feed that minigun, which would take all the fun out of it for me.
by KWK
Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I always wanted to drive a Prius....!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 510

Re: I always wanted to drive a Prius....!!!

No such laws in IL, and in CO the laws do not apply to electric cars, for they have no (direct) emissions. The hybrids only have to pass the usual 7 year inspections (OBD test). At least that is what Colorado says on their site . (Search for the phrase Emissions Exempt near the top of the page.) I d...