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by JDL
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mule Deer With An Original 1894 Takedown 32-40
Replies: 30
Views: 611

Re: Mule Deer With An Original 1894 Takedown 32-40

Congratulations Shrapnel nice deer and rifle! I have come to the same conclusion as you about what I need to hunt with for more enjoyment. I just returned home after a morning's deer hunt with my Savage 99H Carbine chambered for the .303 Savage. My ammo consists of a hand load with a 171 grain cast ...
by JDL
Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An old man thoughts
Replies: 10
Views: 414

An old man thoughts

Maybe the summer is gone at last! Feels so good I went to the range to see if my 24 inch 336-A needed any adjustment and it did not. I don't know why but, Marlin 336's and Winchester 94's just seem to scream out "deer hunter." Perhaps because I remember going into my favorite pawn shops about this t...
by JDL
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another Moose from BC
Replies: 26
Views: 1217

Re: Another Moose from BC

Most excellent! I hear they are fine table fair.
by JDL
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remembering Sgt. York - 100 Years Ago Today
Replies: 10
Views: 763

Re: Remembering Sgt. York - 100 Years Ago Today

My Granddad told me he was in the Church service when Alvin York was saved.
by JDL
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .25-35
Replies: 18
Views: 1312

Re: .25-35

Well maybe I'll just stick with the 117 Hornady bullet, since shrapnel gives an outstanding review of it, and leave the rubber tips for something else. Shrapnel, at what distance do you recommend the 117 Hornady load?
by JDL
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .25-35
Replies: 18
Views: 1312

.25-35

Has anyone bagged any game with the Hornady 110 grain FTX from their .25/35? Deer season is coming up and I'm getting antsy. :wink:
by JDL
Sat Dec 14, 2013 8:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Opening day in Penn's Woods
Replies: 34
Views: 1661

Re: Opening day in Penn's Woods

Most excellent! Thanks for taking us on the hunt with you.
by JDL
Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1899 Savage.....JB Weld......Sweat.***Pic Heavy***
Replies: 44
Views: 2315

Re: 1899 Savage.....JB Weld......Sweat.***Pic Heavy***

Pretty amazing comeback there. If you get her field ready it'll all be worth it. How did you rehab the hammer and sear for a safe trigger? Oly Oly, I really lucked out on the hammer/sear thingy. The front face of the hammer and the sear were untouched by rust but the sides were pitted, where it don...
by JDL
Sun May 06, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can you tell me about the Browning BLR?
Replies: 16
Views: 1036

Re: Can you tell me about the Browning BLR?

I have the 1st type in .358 and with 200-225 jacketed bullets it'll group about 1.5" at 100 yards. I haven't shot jacketed in it in several years as my preference is 200-225 grain cast bullets around 2000 fps which group around 2''. They're great hunting rifles in close cover!
by JDL
Tue May 01, 2012 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2 New to me Winchesters and I need some reloading advice
Replies: 7
Views: 691

Re: 2 New to me Winchesters and I need some reloading advice

smokenrust, The 32-40 was designed in 1884 as a target round for Ballard rifles and used a 165 grain lead bullet with 40 grains of Fg blackpowder for a velocity of around 1400-1450 fps. Both Marlin and Winchester chambered the round in their levers and Winchester later loaded a high speed loading of...
by JDL
Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2 New to me Winchesters and I need some reloading advice
Replies: 7
Views: 691

Re: 2 New to me Winchesters and I need some reloading advice

I recently purchased 2 Winchesters!!!!! Call me crazy, and no, I didn't hit the lottery, I just decided to trade in some of my "modern" rifles for guns that are not being made anymore. (I Know I owe you all some pics, they will be up Mon or Tues.) The first is a Model 1894 in .32 Spec. that was mad...
by JDL
Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your smoothest, most reliable gun
Replies: 74
Views: 4003

Re: Your smoothest, most reliable gun

My BLR in lever action and Mannlicher-Schoenauer in bolt action.
by JDL
Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning BLR in 358 Winchester
Replies: 6
Views: 1050

Re: Browning BLR in 358 Winchester

I have one just like it.....Ol' Finalizer. :D
by JDL
Thu Oct 13, 2011 4:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Levergun huntin'
Replies: 28
Views: 2435

Re: Levergun huntin'

I'm thinking my pre 81 BLR .358 and 225 grain cast loads. It's just so dad blame handy and pleasing to carry.
JDL
by JDL
Thu Oct 13, 2011 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: America in Color 1939
Replies: 18
Views: 1552

Re: OT - America in Color 1939

Kodachrome was a revolutionary product. It was introduced in 1935, and was killed off by digital in 2009, although the orders were so strong after it was announced Kodak would no longer produce it, that it took until January 2011 to make enough to fill all orders. There are million of rolls of Koda...
by JDL
Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Almost Finished #3 Ruger (target pics added)
Replies: 17
Views: 2345

Re: Almost Finished #3 Ruger

Well, I had one twice back in the '70's. I want another, if for no other reason just to see if it really kicks as much as I remember. :wink: I wish I had got one from a good friend that had been rebarreled to .375 Win. and he had the original .30-40 barrel too.
JDL
by JDL
Sun Sep 11, 2011 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WC844 SURPLUS POWDER
Replies: 12
Views: 1619

Re: WC844 SURPLUS POWDER

Yep, I've burned lots of it. My lot# is BAJ 47683 and it is somewhat faster than H-335. I bought it to use in the .223 back when I was involved in High Power competition but, have found it useful for other purposes. The loads I have found for MY rifles are: .30-30-- 25 grains with the Lyman 311407; ...
by JDL
Wed Jul 20, 2011 2:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Sav99 to add to the fold
Replies: 12
Views: 1344

Re: New Sav99 to add to the fold

The second model F was introduced in 1955 and discontinued in 1973. The pic looks like an F. Right side of barrel will be marked as such and it should have a barrel boss for the rear sight. Looks like the stamp is 17G which would be 1955, the year of introduction. Nice rifles BTW.
by JDL
Mon Jul 04, 2011 3:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The 30-30--greater than I thought
Replies: 52
Views: 6587

Re: The 30-30--greater than I thought

I think the 30-30 would be a better heavy game or bear defense carbine if we could get proper bullets for the task. I always wanted to try a 180-190 flatnose FMJ. I see Hawk makes a 190 JSP and that Buffalo Bore loads it to about 2100 fps. Should be good stuff, albeit pricey pricey on both counts. ...
by JDL
Sun Jun 12, 2011 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: more for airplane buffs
Replies: 17
Views: 2013

Re: more for airplane buffs

Most Excellent!! Fantastic pix! Thanks for sharing.
by JDL
Thu Jun 09, 2011 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: O/T Unique and 308win ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1335

Re: O/T Unique and 308win ?

Scott, Yes, I have used Unique since 1964 and think it may be the most useful powder around. Did I mention I really like it? :D

JDL
by JDL
Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: O/T Unique and 308win ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1335

Re: O/T Unique and 308win ?

After more research I found what I was looking for. Complete Guide To Handloading by Philip B. Sharpe has the following data for a 110 grain bullet listed for the .30-40 Krag: 8.0 grains of Unique--1220 fps--no pressure listed-- 12.0 '' '' '' --1645 fps--19,100 psi -- 16.4 " " " --2100 fps--34,000 p...
by JDL
Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: O/T Unique and 308win ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1335

Re: O/T Unique and 308win ?

According to the Belding & Mull Handbook of 1949, a 110 grain jacketed bullet plus 16.4 grains of Hercules Unique will produce 2205 fps out of the .30-40 Krag. I know the .30-40 is not the .308 but, the case capacities are similar. The .308 averages 49.6 grains of water while the .30-40 averages 47....
by JDL
Sun Dec 19, 2010 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My own scoping question...
Replies: 18
Views: 1737

Re: My own scoping question...

Old Ironsights, I really like Weaver scope mounts and have used them for years on various rifles, including several 99s. All my bases are 20 to 30 years old. Last year I purchased 2 sets of Weaver mounts for a couple of my 99s, made in 1953 and 1961 respectfully. Both sets had the scope looking way ...
by JDL
Thu Dec 16, 2010 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scoping my leverguns....(sigh)........
Replies: 13
Views: 1470

Re: Scoping my leverguns....(sigh)........

It probably won't make much difference at all but, to ease your mind, place a target at 150 yds., put the rifle on sandbags to sight it, then without touching the rifle, move your head left and right, up and down while looking through the scope. You can get an idea of how much parallex you have by d...
by JDL
Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Using A Buckhorn Rear Sight As A Peep Sight
Replies: 26
Views: 9822

Re: Using A Buckhorn Rear Sight As A Peep Sight

This is a very intresting topic as this thought crossed my mind several years ago and I never got a round tuit to try it out. The only full buckhorn sight I have now is on my .36 cal. flintlock, similar to jnyork's but a half stock, and eventually I'm agona try it.
by JDL
Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage 99 “Why” Question.
Replies: 15
Views: 1755

Re: Savage 99 “Why” Question.

The only safety to be relied upon is between your ears, so keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction when unloading and there will be no problems. I've used the 99 for close to 40 years and have never had a problem of taking the safety off for unloading. Most left handers twist the 99 to the left ...
by JDL
Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reformed 358 Winchester brass?
Replies: 11
Views: 1648

Re: Reformed 358 Winchester brass?

I have converted 7.62/.308 brass into .358 by fireforming and running through R/S die but, after having the good fortune of finding a .30 to .338 RCBS expander die at a gunshow, it has become my standard. It seems the mouths stays more square and less shorting when expanding .030" then .020" than ex...
by JDL
Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT a Little The .358 Winchester Bolt
Replies: 14
Views: 1757

Re: OT a Little The .358 Winchester Bolt

Bigahh, A caliber near and dear to my heart. Be sure to take notes but, really the .358 is very easy to load for and cast bullets are the ace. Did he mention wheather the Hornady was a round nose or spire point?
JDL
by JDL
Sun Aug 08, 2010 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let talk the Win 94 in 32-40
Replies: 9
Views: 1074

Re: Let talk the Win 94 in 32-40

I was reading the three page thread on pressure curves and using smokeless powder in black powder guns. It inspired me to post this. So I have this new to me 94 Win in 32-40 that was made in 1923. We will assume it has a nickel steel receiver with a plain ordinance steel barrel because it is not ma...
by JDL
Sat Aug 07, 2010 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Harley Davidson Moving?
Replies: 43
Views: 3527

Re: Harley Davidson Moving?

OI, you got me thinking about my Suzuki 400L I had in '79. What a nice, light, responsive, fun, little machine! Of course, it wasn't for crossing the country but, my girl and I did take a 400 mile road trip to Florida once. My Honda VT1100T makes those kind of trips much easier! :D
JDL
by JDL
Sat Apr 17, 2010 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's your favorite 30-30 load
Replies: 19
Views: 1424

Re: What's your favorite 30-30 load

The favorite hunting load in my three .30-30s is WLR primer, 35 grains H-414, and RCBS 30-180 FN which runs 191 grains checked and lubed. Velocity runs 1953 fps in 20" barrels to 1974 fps in 24".
JDL
by JDL
Mon Dec 07, 2009 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New to me Savage 99e in 308 with pics and range report
Replies: 13
Views: 783

Re: New to me Savage 99e in 308 with pics and range report

I'd say you are shooting pretty good with open sights. The hint of using a 6 o'clock hold is a good one and if you smoke your sights, you'll be able to see them a little plainer. I use carbide black but, IIRC Caey's makes Sight Black that comes in an airosol can that is spray on. Just put the front ...
by JDL
Fri Oct 02, 2009 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning BLR's - do you ever see any on the shelves anywhere
Replies: 44
Views: 3873

Re: Browning BLR's - do you ever see any on the shelves anywhere

I've had my .358 BLR since 1981 and about a year after I bought it, I sold my Savage 99 in .358. Never regreted keeping the BLR, but wished I'd held off selling the 99 until now! :wink: Some say they are ugly but, to me, look just a little better than a 336 or 94 and if you ever cycle the action, yo...
by JDL
Thu Jun 18, 2009 6:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brass frame '92?
Replies: 3
Views: 377

Brass frame '92?

I saw some ads for a brass frame Puma '92 in .357 and .45 Colt. I wonder if the frames will let the bolts set back on them?
JDL
by JDL
Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: reload data for Savage99, 250 savage
Replies: 4
Views: 468

Re: reload data for Savage99, 250 savage

My 1947 .250-3000 loves 32 grains of IMR-3031 with the 87 grain Speer. I only shoot two groups off the bench with it and they went 1.62" for the first and .570" for the 2nd. I proclaimed it good enough for my hunting using a peep sight.
JDL
by JDL
Sat Mar 21, 2009 10:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Winchester Deluxe 1894 lettered.....BIG TIME
Replies: 15
Views: 1036

Re: My Winchester Deluxe 1894 lettered.....BIG TIME

Most excellent rifle!
JDL
by JDL
Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Craig Boddington with a Lever Action...
Replies: 38
Views: 3261

Re: Craig Boddington with a Lever Action...

Did anyone notice how long it was between shots? Seems he must have taken the rifle down off his shoulder while cycling the lever. Not knocking him, just saying.
JDL
by JDL
Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ranch report-success!
Replies: 27
Views: 1083

Re: Ranch report-success!

Most excellent!! Two good coyotes. :D
JDL
by JDL
Sat Mar 14, 2009 10:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: new to me 1894 Marlin
Replies: 14
Views: 959

Re: new to me 1894 Marlin

Looks like a nice little carbine! I have (had) a similar one and it is a hoot to shoot but, I lost it last November when my Grandson killed his first deer with it:

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One 250 grain cast bullet@ 1528 fps into chest cavity. :D
JDL
by JDL
Tue Mar 10, 2009 9:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Please, talk to me about Lee Collet Dies
Replies: 10
Views: 674

Re: Please, talk to me about Lee Collet Dies

I believe that the die may have been used dry, ie. without a case. This probably pushed the neck size part too far into the body and pushed the "fingers" together. Disassemble again and make sure there is space between the "fingers", at least .050". HTH
JDL
by JDL
Mon Feb 09, 2009 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bullets For Tube Magazines
Replies: 8
Views: 603

Re: Bullets For Tube Magazines

Could always use the Lee Factory Crimp die.
JDL
by JDL
Thu Jan 08, 2009 8:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help needed with BLR variants
Replies: 5
Views: 460

Re: Help needed with BLR variants

Production of the BLR, which had the mag that extended below receiver, begain in 1969. The BLR 81 started in 1981 with some minor changes including a flush mag. The Lightning BLR (aluminum receiver) came on the scene in 1995 and is still being produced. The last 2 models had the nose of the hammer t...
by JDL
Thu Jan 08, 2009 8:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 39a is on the way
Replies: 11
Views: 801

Re: Marlin 39a is on the way

Congrats, very nice looking stock!!
JDL
by JDL
Wed Jan 07, 2009 8:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 336 and the 35 Remington
Replies: 23
Views: 2780

Re: Marlin 336 and the 35 Remington

marlinman93 wrote:Nice .35's! This is my 336 in .35 from 1957:
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I'm a fan of the A model and that's just simply one fine looking 336A!!
by JDL
Wed Dec 24, 2008 12:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: quest begun for "my custom Marlin"
Replies: 6
Views: 675

Re: quest begun for "my custom Marlin"

From one Louisianan to another, I think it would be just wonderful but, I would perfer a 24" tube on mine. We have a lot of thickets also and I've not noticed the 24" being a hinderance. If I were to go with the 20" tube (maybe even the 24"), I'd go with a button magazine cause they look so cool. Th...
by JDL
Sat Dec 13, 2008 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Getting lead out..
Replies: 24
Views: 1367

Re: Getting lead out..

The Chore Boy copper pads work and won't harm the bore. In really bad cases I have used........whispering almost inaudibly......... mercury. I'm more of an old AC/DC (Bon Scott era) or Black Sabbath fan but I like a little Led Zep I, IV (Signs) or Houses of the Holy every once in a while myself. You...
by JDL
Sat Dec 13, 2008 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Switching from jacketed to lead in leverguns questions
Replies: 14
Views: 962

Re: Switching from jacketed to lead in leverguns questions

Last year, I had been shooting jacketed through my .358 when I decided that cast were better for my purposes. I felt lazy and didn't want to spend the time cleaning so I just loaded my known cast load and shot 6 rounds to sight in. Whoopee, they shot just fine and I didn't have to waste my time clea...
by JDL
Mon Dec 01, 2008 9:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My 7 year old got his first deer - not with a levergun
Replies: 18
Views: 1329

Re: My 7 year old got his first deer - not with a levergun

Congratulations to your son, grandpa, and you! These memories are what it is all about.
JDL
by JDL
Sun Nov 30, 2008 9:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One more hard to find rimfire added to the herd
Replies: 13
Views: 952

Re: One more hard to find rimfire added to the herd

Color me green! :mrgreen: Nice snag.
JDL