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by gundownunder
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Virus, Newer Name
Replies: 10
Views: 447

Re: New Virus, Newer Name

You've gotta start to wonder if there's something fishy going on here. A virus starts in china, and spreads to the rest of the world. The world goes into full lockdown and economic collapse. China has money to burn and starts buying up overseas assets, and at the same time has millions of facemasks ...
by gundownunder
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sterilization of Coronavirus
Replies: 12
Views: 428

Re: Sterilization of Coronavirus

A fellow levergunner here in Oz sent me this one, and I thought it worth sharing.
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_ ... 3168335153
by gundownunder
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 32-20 jacketed load data
Replies: 6
Views: 192

Re: 32-20 jacketed load data

Paco Kelly did a couple of articles on the 32-20. There's bound to be a load in there somewhere that will fit your needs. http://leverguns.com/articles/paco/3220wcf.htm http://leverguns.com/articles/paco/marlin_3220.htm I only shoot cast bullets in mine, 105 gr rnfp and 12 gr ADI AR2207 (similar to ...
by gundownunder
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: See you guys later....I'm retiring and building a mansion....
Replies: 17
Views: 665

Re: See you guys later....I'm retiring and building a mansion....

Like Pisgah said, push for the 50/50 deal.
Then ask them to wire you the first $100,000 as a show of good faith, before you proceed.
As to whether people still fall for these things, some fools will fall for anything.
by gundownunder
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help - Bullets shaving.
Replies: 9
Views: 266

Re: Help - Bullets shaving.

Mikid got what I wanted to convey.
I seat and crimp in one go, but the swaging is occuring before the crimp. I tried partial seating of a bullet and with still about an 1/8" to go I noticed some lead had pushed up. It isn't the mouth of the case, as it happens even when that is well flared separately.
by gundownunder
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Worried About the Elderly...
Replies: 10
Views: 305

Re: Worried About the Elderly...

I feel elderly, but my doc says I'm not that old.
by gundownunder
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Social Distancing = Reload Bench time
Replies: 16
Views: 328

Re: Social Distancing = Reload Bench time

Only powder in the west is ADI. Alliant is available in the eastern states but you gotta go there and bring it back yourself, and all state borders are now closed. We may actually be only days away from declaring martial law, which may be the only way to get people to actually follow the governments...
by gundownunder
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So long “Gambler”
Replies: 12
Views: 305

Re: So long “Gambler”

Sooner or latter we all break even.
He went peacefully, surrounded by family.
Is there a better way?
by gundownunder
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help - Bullets shaving.
Replies: 9
Views: 266

Help - Bullets shaving.

Hey Guys. I've got a problem. Been using my 357 loading dies for 15 years for both 357 and 38spl and never had a problem. Started using a set of 38spl dies to do the 38spl and found that they are shaving the bullets during seating. It isn't the case mouth doing the damage, but the inside of the case...
by gundownunder
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Social Distancing = Reload Bench time
Replies: 16
Views: 328

Re: Social Distancing = Reload Bench time

Yesterday, cast 1000 bullets, and reloaded 100 rounds of 38spl. Today, cast 1000 bullets, and reload 100 rounds of 357. Tomorrow, same again, in 32-20. I haven't been able to spend this much time in the reloading shed for years. Can't get any more Win 296 down here, so will have to redevelop new loa...
by gundownunder
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Social Distancing in Flyover Country
Replies: 9
Views: 300

Re: Social Distancing in Flyover Country

My son is a medieval martial artist.
Get within reach of his sword and you'll find out what "too close" means :o
by gundownunder
Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What turned you on to guns?
Replies: 35
Views: 661

Re: What turned you on to guns?

About 50 years ago I was on xmas holidays in the country with a schoolteacher. We were walking along the riverbank and he handed me his 9422 Winchester and said "see that stick sitting across that log in the river", I said "yep", and he said "shoot it". It was about a 50 yard shot with open sights o...
by gundownunder
Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 20
Views: 845

Re: Corona Virus

"made in China"
It won't last long.
by gundownunder
Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 92 357
Replies: 5
Views: 393

Re: Winchester 92 357

There are several at my local lever action club, and all are happy with them. They are well made, accurate guns. We use our 357s for paper target shooting out to 100 mts, and steel silhouette out to 200 mts. Jacketed bullets are too expensive over here for regular use so we all use cast bullets for ...
by gundownunder
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is the right age to learn to hunt....
Replies: 10
Views: 648

Re: What is the right age to learn to hunt....

When they want to, as long as they are able to do it safely.
by gundownunder
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The official start of old age
Replies: 29
Views: 737

Re: The official start of old age

Tinnitus is a nagging annoyance. Being half deaf is a good excuse not to listen to the wife. Buying hearing aids is excruciatingly painful in the back pocket. I don't know about the US but here in Oz I got quoted $3000 for the basic model. Piller, I agree with you on the TV. Wife and I have separate...
by gundownunder
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heads up on unscrupulous seller on here - Pete44ru
Replies: 48
Views: 1935

Re: Heads up on unscrupulous seller on here - Pete44ru

I notice everybody saying the seller has been on this forum such a long time, but nobody is saying that the buyer has been on this forum such a long time. There isn't a huge difference between them, 10 years vs 12 years. Ripping somebody off has repercussions, but so does publicly roasting somebody....
by gundownunder
Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rebarreling a rossi 92 to 38 special.
Replies: 14
Views: 840

Re: Rebarreling a rossi 92 to 38 special.

My brother has a Rossi with the 24" oct. barrel. It is a 357 but will easily feed 38 spl, but it is really clunky with the 125gr tc bullet, and the twist rate makes for very poor accuracy with my 180gr rnfp With a 158gr rnfp cast from the Accurate 36-158-B it is really slick and is accurate too. I l...
by gundownunder
Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First ever 38-55
Replies: 28
Views: 911

Re: First ever 38-55

Head on over to the Starline website and you can find an article about correct loading of the 38-55, using Starline cases, and not doing a Bubba on the chamber or otherwise stuffing things up.
by gundownunder
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Horrific experience buying a gun rig
Replies: 16
Views: 704

Re: Horrific experience buying a gun rig

Nobody on here has a problem with naming names for a job well done, or for quality service, why should we have a problem with naming names for somebody who is willing to rip us all off if we let them.
Name the bludger so that others can be forewarned.
by gundownunder
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm confused
Replies: 4
Views: 347

I'm confused

If I'm not mistaken, Schmit and Bender make a carry handle, that fits on a carry handle, on a rifle.
Kind of like fitting a frilly apron on John Wayne :-D
carry handle on carry handle.jpg
by gundownunder
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .30 WCF at 85 ksi
Replies: 11
Views: 481

Re: .30 WCF at 85 ksi

It has always been my understanding that the chamber and bolt hold the pressure, the brass case holds the powder and projectile, and acts as a seal to stop pressure leaking back through the action.
by gundownunder
Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: reloading bench?
Replies: 18
Views: 562

Re: reloading bench?

If you've had that desk in storage for years you obviously don't need it for something else, so I'd say use it. Angle iron brackets will work, use a hand drill and just go carefully. Set it up right, and there will be a truckload of workspace, depending on how much space you have for yourself around...
by gundownunder
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 357 Mag Levergun
Replies: 31
Views: 988

Re: 357 Mag Levergun

If you're going to look at a remlin, make sure you look at it before you buy it. A bloke at our local club turned up with one and with just one quick look you could see the lack of QC. The front of the forearm still had the sawtooth marks in it.
by gundownunder
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oh, My.....
Replies: 12
Views: 762

Re: Oh, My.....

I do not want to be on the receiving end of that. BBs are hard and they hurt.
Yeh, but which end would be the receiving end? I think it would be a killer at both ends :o
by gundownunder
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 39A and Winchester ammo
Replies: 7
Views: 272

39A and Winchester ammo

I figure it's about time I posted a new topic again, and this time it's even "on topic" About 10 years ago I had the barrel on my 39A shortened to 18". Since then my eyesight has deteriorated, as it does when you get north of 60 years old. I've now ordered a custom, stainless 24" target barrel for i...
by gundownunder
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: U.S. Camel Corps....
Replies: 20
Views: 687

Re: U.S. Camel Corps....

I vaguely recall seeing a list of protected species for one of the states in the US, and camels were on that list. Sorry, but I cannot recall which state it was.
by gundownunder
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electric truck
Replies: 15
Views: 700

Re: Electric truck

GunnyMack may have hit on the answer. Farts.
There are 7 billion people on earth, 1.5 billion head of cattle, 1 billion sheep, and .75 billion pigs.
The world methane production potential is massive.
One of the big advantages would be that facility workers would only need nose pegs as PPE :lol:
by gundownunder
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Point of impact question
Replies: 10
Views: 458

Re: Point of impact question

You're right .570 is the tallest they list. Which means that if edinCT is correct, you will need to get your rear sight to go lower. The other option is to work up a different load to compensate. Is there enough metal in the rear ramp elevator on it's lowest setting so that you could file some more ...
by gundownunder
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Point of impact question
Replies: 10
Views: 458

Re: Point of impact question

I believe I'm going to try one of Marble's .570 front sights.
If you currently have a .500 and edinCT is correct with his maths, shouldn't you be ordering a .660 front sight?
I'm no expert but I believe a .660 can be shaved down, but a .570 can't be shaved up.
by gundownunder
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nine Important Facts to Remember as We Grow Older
Replies: 9
Views: 586

Re: Nine Important Facts to Remember as We Grow Older

What happened to #10, never trust a fart.
by gundownunder
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 38-40 Loading
Replies: 11
Views: 686

Re: 38-40 Loading

2005 edition of the Alliant reloaders guide lists 2 loads with Reloder 7 25.8 grains behind a 150 gr Sierra JHP for 1745 fps and 13500 psi 24.0 grains behind a 180 gr Sierra JHP for 1610 fps and 13400 psi Lee's second edition of modern reloading also lists 2 loads with Reloder 7 180 gr jacketed 23.5...
by gundownunder
Thu May 23, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .357 Mag Handloading with H110 vs Lil'Gun Powders. A Surprising Result
Replies: 25
Views: 1004

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

Would that suggest that the powder is burning in the barrel with Lil' Gun? Somebody already said there is more powder with Lil'gun. I'm sure more powder means more fire to create heat. Whether it all happens in the barrel would seem to be dependent on barrel length. As long as the gas is burning in...
by gundownunder
Wed May 22, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .357 Mag Handloading with H110 vs Lil'Gun Powders. A Surprising Result
Replies: 25
Views: 1004

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

I tried Lil'gun a few years ago, but like many others, I found that the barrel heated up too much. On a hunting rifle this would not be an issue, but when you shoot 10 round strings, in target or silhouette matches, the barrel got too hot to touch. I now use W296 with no complaints.
by gundownunder
Sun May 19, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning B92
Replies: 5
Views: 376

Re: Browning B92

The guys over there might be able to find a new lever, but I'd say you've got Buckleys down here, and besides, you've still got a pitted barrel, so a flash new lever won't make it a flash new gun. I'd suggest that if the lever is so bad that it needs replacing, go ahead with the Winchester 92 lever,...
by gundownunder
Sun May 19, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 357 lever gun 16 vs 20 inch barrel
Replies: 32
Views: 1488

Re: 357 lever gun 16 vs 20 inch barrel

You can add about 25 fps velocity for every inch of extra barrel length, depending on your load. With my silhouette load of 180 gr bullet and 14 gr of W296 my brother gets 1700 fps from his 24 inch Rossi, I get 1600 fps from my 20 inch Cowboy Marlin and another club member got 1550 from his 18 inch ...
by gundownunder
Fri May 10, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Newbie bullet casting help please! RForte61
Replies: 13
Views: 368

Re: Newbie bullet casting help please! RForte61

Y'all said it all already. Lyman, Fryxell, Cast bullit forum, then just go ahead and do it. Glen Fryxell wrote a book called "ingot to target", it used to be a free download. If you can find it, it is well worth getting and keeping. If you want to start off cheap, get a steel saucepan and put it on ...
by gundownunder
Mon May 06, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on this bullet, for .45 Colt?
Replies: 12
Views: 439

Re: Thoughts on this bullet, for .45 Colt?

I would be inclined to drop the gas check, as even in a rifle there is probably not enough velocity to justify it. There certainly isn't in a .357 rifle, even at 1700 fps. I'd opt for a smaller meplat to make the bullet more streamlined, unless you want the extra meplat for killing power. Accurate w...
by gundownunder
Mon May 06, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Calm down....
Replies: 37
Views: 974

Re: Calm down....

Not surprising that you get depressed by the end of winter. I'd get pretty depressed too if I didn't get my daily dose of vitamin D.
I've got in-laws living in the north of England and they look like the walking dead by the end of winter.
by gundownunder
Mon May 06, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Get your stuff off PhotoBucket....
Replies: 9
Views: 467

Re: Get your stuff off PhotoBucket....

Haven't used them for years, and haven't missed them for just as long.
by gundownunder
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 44-40 vs 30-30
Replies: 23
Views: 889

Re: 44-40 vs 30-30

Pillar, the mold you are thinking of is a nose pour mold. I've never used one but have read they are a bit more demanding to work with than a base pour mold. Not sure if anyone offers them as a standard line or if you would need to order a custom job.
by gundownunder
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Leverguns in New Zealand!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 572

Re: Leverguns in New Zealand!!!

A lot of the talk here has been based on the US understanding of freedom and rights. We are not citizens, we are subjects of the British commonwealth. The only rights we have are the ones they see fit to give us. We don't have our rights enshrined in a constitution. We don't have a right to form a m...
by gundownunder
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rossi '92 Magazine Tube.
Replies: 14
Views: 535

Re: Rossi '92 Magazine Tube.

I've been shooting a .357 rifle with full snort silhouette loads for the past 10 years, all with CCI small rifle primers I started with a full load of 2400 and a 175 grain bullet, then moved to 2205 (4227), and now use a 180 grain bullet and an over the book load of Win 296. My current load is doing...
by gundownunder
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speakin' o' dang snakes, see this one?
Replies: 11
Views: 480

Re: Speakin' o' dang snakes, see this one?

Could be a family pet. I doubt even a well fed wild snake would be that docile if some kid was rough handling it like that.
by gundownunder
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One every lucky José
Replies: 5
Views: 272

Re: One every lucky José

Definitely want my undies in a dark brown camo pattern if I turned around and found him sitting by my chair :lol:
Bear didn't appear to be too worried about the cameraman.
by gundownunder
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any love for the Browning BLR?
Replies: 22
Views: 660

Re: Any love for the Browning BLR?

Very popular for lever action competition shooting here in Australia. I had one in 222 and was silly enough to let it go, wish I hadn't. All the ones I've seen here are in short action, mostly 222, 223, and some 308. I've never heard anyone say they had a problem with accuracy. Mine would shoot sub ...
by gundownunder
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What size dowel to knock out 357 bullets
Replies: 11
Views: 426

Re: What size dowel to knock out 357 bullets

What is a standard dowel size in the US?
A .357 is 9.1 mm, or 3/8".
Here in Oz 8mm is a common dowel size, that's 5/16". That should be plenty big enough.
by gundownunder
Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The trouble with IWB carry ...
Replies: 16
Views: 460

Re: The trouble with IWB carry ...

I've got a keg where my sixpack used to be, but even without that, I think I'd find a gun shoved into the inside of my pants darned uncomfortable ( even without the threat to my two little boys). A normal semi - low slung holster is something I can wear all day, and have done so many times on the ra...
by gundownunder
Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 12 volt solar question
Replies: 12
Views: 372

Re: 12 volt solar question

The problem with using a battery is that the system will run a lot longer. I was hoping to use just the solar panel so that the water only runs for the 5 - 6 hours a day that the sun is shining on the panel. My gardening system doesn't need water all day or even every day, as it is a double bucket s...
by gundownunder
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 12 volt solar question
Replies: 12
Views: 372

12 volt solar question

Is there somebody on here with a bit of solar knowledge that can help me out. I'm setting up a hydroponic bucket gardening system and want to automate the watering system. I've ordered a 12 volt, 5 watt water pump which is supposed to be solar compatible, but it doesn't say what size panel it should...