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by Leverluver
Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 338-348 Ackley Improve
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: 338-348 Ackley Improve

First off, I don't think you are going to find any data by Ackley as I don't think that the cartridge was an Ackley invention. More than likely it was an invention or alteration based on the 348AI. AS to why; like most wildcats, the reason is lost to history. Even if you did find Ackley info, that s...
by Leverluver
Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 348 ackley
Replies: 7
Views: 385

Re: 348 ackley

If you do it, no matter in which rifle, have the reamer rental or manufacturer send the print and measurements so you can send that to the die company of your choice and confirm that the reamer and their dies will work together. Early on, there was only the AI and I still think that if you order 348...
by Leverluver
Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 348 ackley
Replies: 7
Views: 385

Re: 348 ackley

Be careful which one you get; there are at least three versions of 348 Improved. The Ackley is a short neck with minimal (dang near none) case taper. I've seen long neck (same as the original case but blown out body), short neck with at least two different degrees of case taper. I would get drawings...
by Leverluver
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester conversion
Replies: 11
Views: 444

Re: Winchester conversion

I very much doubt that you can stuff any 348 based cased in a Big Bore. The 348 case was based off the 50 WCF and that big of a case just won't fit without a lot of hogging metal which would weaken the gun. The M71 will work in 416 but there are no readily available bullets that you would be able to...
by Leverluver
Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .348 Wildcats
Replies: 19
Views: 644

Re: .348 Wildcats

I recall an article of a Siamese mauser (meant for rimmed) chambered for 348. They were often rebarreled for 45-70 so a 348 seems possible if not practical. Of course that is going to be a whole new barrel and not a ream job.
by Leverluver
Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mannlicher Schoenauer 1903 carbine
Replies: 49
Views: 1106

Re: Mannlicher Schoenauer 1903 carbine

Love M/S !!! Double set triggers and butter knife bolt; what's not to like :D
by Leverluver
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bought a box of 348wcf ammo today...
Replies: 11
Views: 318

Re: Bought a box of 348wcf ammo today...

I wonder how long that box had been setting in that gun shop? I still have about 100 rds of the old factory 250 silver tips loads that I gleaned from gun shows in the 70s and 80s in the Rocky mountain west, mostly CO but also MT, UT and WY . I've only fired a couple of rounds through a pressure barr...
by Leverluver
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30-40 AI in an 1895
Replies: 46
Views: 4904

Re: 30-40 AI in an 1895

My foray into the AI was with the 348. Yes, it did make one heck of a thumper....on both ends. There are a couple of downsides regardless of the performance aspects. First, the sharper shoulder and less tampered body does not feed as well in a lever action. Second, the shorter neck limits the use of...
by Leverluver
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trying a New Load in My Rossis
Replies: 16
Views: 489

Re: Trying a New Load in My Rossis

I've often looked at lower than max charges of Lil GUN with the interest in middle of the road loads (~1400fps with 170gr cast) for one of the new Winchester 73s in 357. I know the rifle can take 36,000psi but I'd sure prefer ~24,000psi. Our goals are not exactly the same but I'm still looking forwa...
by Leverluver
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Double rear leaf sights?
Replies: 12
Views: 390

Re: Double rear leaf sights?

Don't mean to be a downer but most of the lower cost (anything under $8,000 is lower cost in doubles) double rifles had two leaf rear sights because it was meant to sight in each barrel for its particular and separate rear sight. For the money made off lower priced doubles whether, ML or cartridge, ...
by Leverluver
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Did someone already post this full-auto BB gun?
Replies: 11
Views: 496

Re: Did someone already post this full-auto BB gun?

A friend where I worked had one of these. The mag was near limitless (1000 rds) and his ran off a small tank as well. One evening there were some cows that got into the gas plant (yes they are more than annoying as they had already rubbed, scratched on stuff and shut the whole plant down). He had it...
by Leverluver
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: S&W 629-6 Deluxe 45 Colt Conversion
Replies: 16
Views: 660

Re: S&W 629-6 Deluxe 45 Colt Conversion

Right on! That's about the only way to get one that shoots good without fussing with. Neither Ruger nor S&W has ever figured out the 45Colt; one makes the throats too small and the other makes them too large. Very frustrating.
by Leverluver
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NOT a Harley
Replies: 10
Views: 468

Re: NOT a Harley

My 250 was not desmo. I know they were available but maybe not when mine was built (64-65?). I don't know whether it was float or not but it topped out at 11,500 which was also the redline on the tach. Actually the megaphone racing tailpipe was not that practical on the street as it stumbled a lot u...
by Leverluver
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NOT a Harley
Replies: 10
Views: 468

Re: NOT a Harley

When I was a pup in the 60s, I had a Ducati Diana MK III. Man was that a smokin' bike for 250cc. It came with two exhaust systems, one for street and one for racing. Of course, I got in trouble a few times for having the (loud) racing one on when on the street :mrgreen: . You would have a hard time ...
by Leverluver
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CWD risk isn't going away
Replies: 12
Views: 778

Re: CWD risk isn't going away

Like Bill eluded to, it all started with a game "ranch" on the front range in Colorado. From there it spread all along the NE front range of CO and into SE WY primarily the Laramie range. My opinion was that it was always around but in very small percentages. It's when you bring the animals closely ...
by Leverluver
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cast boolit hunting alloy?
Replies: 19
Views: 913

Re: Cast boolit hunting alloy?

Depends on what you are hunting and the velocity that the projectile is expected to impact at. For the 45-70 (which Mathews was talking about) I would agree with his assessment for the game he is talking about. I am not a "pencil through" person but with some cartridges on some tougher animals, it h...
by Leverluver
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Internet taxing?
Replies: 9
Views: 414

Re: Internet taxing?

Indiana, like a lot of states have recently made new rules about taxing out of state/internet purchases so we might as well get used to it. Most are written up like Indiana's also, meaning if a company does over $100,000 a year in any state, then they collect that states taxes. It does go to your st...
by Leverluver
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 38-40 Loading
Replies: 11
Views: 696

Re: 38-40 Loading

I have an old loading leaflet they used to put out that had some surprising (smoking) speeds for RE7 in the 38-40 at standard pressures. I haven't seen that data published (by Alliant) since. All the 38-40 current data will be found in the wimpy CAS load data. I am sure that Alliant brochure is buri...
by Leverluver
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1877 Sharps Article Finished For "Rifle" Magazine
Replies: 13
Views: 782

Re: 1877 Sharps Article Finished For "Rifle" Magazine

Are the pic of the pages creating an optical allusion or is the rifle sort of an 1877 saddle rifle?
by Leverluver
Wed May 08, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A dozen buzzards eating catfish heads
Replies: 12
Views: 452

Re: A dozen buzzards eating catfish heads

Hey Charles, smear the juveniles with catfish head juice; problem solved :lol:
by Leverluver
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Planning trip to MT,WY. Need suggestions.
Replies: 16
Views: 513

Re: Planning trip to MT,WY. Need suggestions.

If you are going to Dubois, at least take the short drive from near the top of Togotee pass (on the way to Dubois) up to Brooks lake. The scenery is stupendous and there a couple of cool lakes to the west of Brooks (NW of parking area) that I always did well with native cutthroat. It is a short walk...
by Leverluver
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 7-Barrel "Volley Gun"
Replies: 7
Views: 289

Re: 7-Barrel "Volley Gun"

Looks like the gun Richard Widmark used in (I think John Wayne's) Alamo movie. It looked like it needed a set of wheels in the movie too.

https://www.nratv.com/episodes/curators ... alamo-1960
by Leverluver
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 7-Barrel "Volley Gun"
Replies: 7
Views: 289

Re: 7-Barrel "Volley Gun"

ooops double tap
by Leverluver
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning 1895 35 Whelen AI
Replies: 9
Views: 523

Re: Browning 1895 35 Whelen AI

Just one persons opinion but I have done pressure tests on some cartridges that have gone into modern 95s, both in dedicated pressure guns as well in 95s after the baseline was set. I think the 35Whelen is an excellent cartridge for the 30-06 Browning 95. There is basically no extra fiddling necessa...
by Leverluver
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1873 Case Hardening Question
Replies: 24
Views: 688

Re: Winchester 1873 Case Hardening Question

Didn't Navy Arms take the Miroku Win and have Turnbull case harden it? They certainly aren't cheap but it is the outcome you are looking for IF they are still using Turnbull.
by Leverluver
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .348 Winchester versus .45-70 in terms of recoil
Replies: 13
Views: 1077

Re: .348 Winchester versus .45-70 in terms of recoil

I also have a love affair with the M71. A low serial deluxe was my second big game caliber rifle purchased back in 1972. That was followed by a Browning that I converted to 348AI (if you really want to get kicked) and a Browning 71 carbine a little later. I am also a great fan of the 45-70 and have ...
by Leverluver
Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which one of you guys was this...???
Replies: 14
Views: 815

Re: Which one of you guys was this...???

I'm sure you all have heard of canine distemper- the human race is suffering from distemper! It stems from living in condominium complexes, sitting in traffic sucking exhaust fumes, packed like sardines in office buildings and the constant hum of flourescent lighting- and let's not forget the radia...
by Leverluver
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This Might Be A Replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 956

Re: This Might Be A Replacement

Glocks are Glocks...it's real easy to get Glock replacement parts, mags are somewhat cheap--- BUT , if you looking for something that's SA/DA, a single-stack, that looks like a viable option--go to Cabela's and see how it fits your hand, the bore-axis stuff, price of mags, and search both google an...
by Leverluver
Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Love it.
Replies: 12
Views: 786

Re: Love it.

That's what I bought my airplane for. Now to find a barn no one is using (have to see the movie first) :mrgreen:
by Leverluver
Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone Use A Cast 510 Grain In A Marlin 45 70
Replies: 22
Views: 1289

Re: Anyone Use A Cast 510 Grain In A Marlin 45 70

I'd be careful with "load switching" as I am sure that the loads for the single shots were using a bullet that had most of it's weight/length outside the case...more like Sixgun's. The bullet you are looking at has it's weight/length inside the case. I did some testing (with pressure equipment) usin...
by Leverluver
Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: P-38 (the plane) documentary
Replies: 10
Views: 642

Re: P-38 (the plane) documentary

Until the "higher ups" found out about it, Lindbergh (shaded as instruction) had gone on several combat missions. He was informally credited with a kill and shared a damage. Of course, there are no such credits in USAAF records because a civilian cannot have credited kills. When it was learned of hi...
by Leverluver
Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A good smell
Replies: 11
Views: 804

Re: A good smell

The visible smoke and the political smoke have both finally cleared. A lot easier to breath now.
by Leverluver
Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: P51 Mustang 'Voodoo'
Replies: 5
Views: 619

Re: P51 Mustang 'Voodoo'

If you want the story of the Voodoo record attempt. http://vintageaviationecho.com/voodoo-speed-record/ There is a lot of hubbub about the old speed records (Lyle Shelton flying Rare Bear a 3350 powered Bearcat at 528 mph) being retired. FAI (a French outfit) sets the rules which are a lot of stuff ...
by Leverluver
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Son Climbed all 48 "4,000 Footers" in NH
Replies: 7
Views: 578

Re: My Son Climbed all 48 "4,000 Footers" in NH

Now he needs to go to Colorado and take on the 50+ 14,000 footers :wink: I climbed a whole three before I left the state. Too old for that stuff now so I just fly over them. Congrats to your son and WOW is that country beautiful; I never knew.
by Leverluver
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GREAT books - autobiographies of Charles Askins and Elmer Keith
Replies: 18
Views: 4005

Re: GREAT books - autobiographies of Charles Askins and Elmer Keith

I may have told this story before but I'm getting old and forget a lot :wink: In 76 I attended the Erv Malnarich ( another giant of a character) guide school in Hamilton MT. We were doing the rifle marksmanship classes in Victor and Elmer came as a guest instructor. Now both Elmer and Erv were known...
by Leverluver
Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hornady 325 grain FTX in .45-90 ?
Replies: 9
Views: 796

Re: Hornady 325 grain FTX in .45-90 ?

From what I have seen and tested, deer doesn't surprise me as that, one would presume, was what they were intended for in the first place. The ones I tested, I wouldn't use on a hog of any size >200#; as they truly were varmint bullets. Then again, production improvements can always make a bullet be...
by Leverluver
Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hornady 325 grain FTX in .45-90 ?
Replies: 9
Views: 796

Re: Hornady 325 grain FTX in .45-90 ?

The only thing I use for p-dogs are large caliber lever cartridges and buffalo guns. Not knocking large cal for p-dogs at all. I've done my own tests of the FTX and that is all I WOULD use them for :wink: ergo, the question.
by Leverluver
Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hornady 325 grain FTX in .45-90 ?
Replies: 9
Views: 796

Re: Hornady 325 grain FTX in .45-90 ?

You goin' prairie dog hunting with the 45-90 ? :wink:
by Leverluver
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1886 45-90 Black Powder Only
Replies: 15
Views: 1708

Re: Winchester 1886 45-90 Black Powder Only

Yeah, if that puppy was weak CRS would be walking around without a face :lol: ….like elephant gun stuff.

That thing will take more than 99.999% of people can withstand.
by Leverluver
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grizzlies in our Moose Hunting area in Caribou District BC
Replies: 9
Views: 945

Re: Grizzlies in our Moose Hunting area in Caribou District BC

Wow, I didn't hear the details, doesn't sound like they seriously want to lower the count much at all. I have a friend that lives above Dubois, they have become a problem in their area. Where do you live, are they a problem in your area ? Kinda the point; they have no intention to lower the total n...
by Leverluver
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grizzlies in our Moose Hunting area in Caribou District BC
Replies: 9
Views: 945

Re: Grizzlies in our Moose Hunting area in Caribou District BC

I've never seen exactly how many tags but I don't think it is anywhere near 500. The grand total (if everything goes right on what sex is shot) is a total of 24 bears killed. In the Greater Yellowstone Demographic Monitoring Area (DMA) (which is twice the size of the Park) there will only be two hun...
by Leverluver
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alaskan girls and bears: part 4
Replies: 16
Views: 1445

Re: Alaskan girls and bears: part 4

That made my first and no doubt biggest smile of the day. A class act gaggle of fine young ladies and, I'm guessing, a very proud dad :D
by Leverluver
Sun May 27, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big Sister IS Watching YOU !
Replies: 17
Views: 1454

Re: Big Sister IS Watching YOU !

If you worried about this (and you should be), think just as hard before buying one of those new "smart" TVs.
by Leverluver
Fri May 11, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Shooters!
Replies: 28
Views: 1885

Re: New Shooters!

I had the same issue when my Capt Shaffer arrived. The whole time unwrapping I was mumbling "It better not be a Rem, It better not be a Rem" Luckily it wasn't. Guess it is just their generic box that all cap and balls arrive in. Sure does get your heart rate and adrenalin up while getting down to th...
by Leverluver
Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WANT! Win 95 in 7.62 Russian!
Replies: 19
Views: 1650

Re: WANT! Win 95 in 7.62 Russian!

I wouldn't hold my breath. The Miroku 95s never were all that popular (I do have two). The chances of them taking on a Rusky 95 are slim to none. Even less likely is that they get the cartridge feeding right with the stripper clip guide. And it takes more than just the guide. The lips of the magazin...
by Leverluver
Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 45 Collt Blackhawk Convertible Max PSI
Replies: 29
Views: 2141

Re: 45 Collt Blackhawk Convertible Max PSI

I have a 44sp on the new smaller frame that I really like. Liked it enough that I ordered a 45 convert thinking that it was also on the same frame. Nope, the frame is significantly larger than the 44, not as large as my super Blackhawk but larger. So I'm in the same boat. I agree that 23K sounds pla...
by Leverluver
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rossi Ranch Hand
Replies: 19
Views: 2045

Re: Rossi Ranch Hand

Well it sorta already is near the same. Only difference is that the RH got under the wire by being designated a "handgun"; the shockwave and the TAC14 got by being called "other firearm". I don't know how they got away with that but I got one before they (ATF) changed their minds 8) . Whether the RH...
by Leverluver
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rossi Ranch Hand
Replies: 19
Views: 2045

Re: Rossi Ranch Hand

"And, no it has no real practical application, but I couldn't care less. It's fun!"

I have one in 44M and the only "practical application" I see requires a $200 tax stamp (i.e., a stock)
by Leverluver
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making round balls for muzzleloaders
Replies: 15
Views: 1213

Re: Making round balls for muzzleloaders

That last comment hits the point. The dimpling only serves a purpose in the subsonic realm; it does no good at supersonic (~1150fps+ depending on altitude) speeds. Another "old wives tale" is the wasp waist which is only has any positive affect in the high subsonic to trans-sonic range, therefore of...
by Leverluver
Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So, you think you wanna move to Wyoming?
Replies: 22
Views: 1964

Re: So, you think you wanna move to Wyoming?

Hey York, sounds like you are trying to kill the winter tourist trade :lol: I fly and WY and the wind certainly makes it not the best place for that, but I'm not going to Worland for the cure. That place is too dang hot in the summer. Of course pretty much every place is getting too hot in the summe...