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by rimrock
Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Play Sand!
Replies: 17
Views: 648

Re: Play Sand!

Sand, Sand in Texas for my gun bags? Why worry about it when there's plenty of ol' honest to goodness b.s. (no --I mean real b.s. as in from a bull) for FREE!!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
by rimrock
Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's Talk Bolt Thrust
Replies: 73
Views: 2046

Re: primer thrust

It has been my observation that it is only the primer on low pressure cartridges that pushes against the bolt, so the pressure against the bolt is pretty low........ w30wcf I'm not arguing with you. No matter what phenomenon you call it, the most dead serious situation I personally faced was a stro...
by rimrock
Thu Oct 17, 2013 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is "weighing every 10th charge" really necessary...???
Replies: 28
Views: 964

Re: Is "weighing every 10th charge" really necessary...???

75-85% humidity makes powder clump together bad, so I have to clean my charging die ever so often when it's that high. I like the Lee dippers many times just because one less thing I have to adjust, but I also use mt Lee powder thrower pretty often. I'll weigh 5 throws to make sure I'm where I need ...
by rimrock
Fri Sep 27, 2013 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayer Request for Jeff Quinn
Replies: 34
Views: 1030

Re: Prayer Request for Jeff Quinn

Prayers of strength for the family, comfort for JQ, and wisdom for the doctors.
by rimrock
Tue Sep 10, 2013 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone else changed how they practice?
Replies: 16
Views: 732

Re: Anyone else changed how they practice?

A shot to the pelvic bones puts them on the ground right now. Then double tap if they don't stop being a BG. A shot in the rear cheeks, and they will remember it for months I'm told! Pipe bombs and such clearly fit within ATF rules on any other weapon involving gun powder, only authorize people can ...
by rimrock
Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Now THIS is a Classic Scout Rifle if there ever was one...
Replies: 41
Views: 2419

Re: Now THIS is a Classic Scout Rifle if there ever was one.

I ain't scoutin for ya. you cross the magic line where the old indian trick white flag is at known distance and I'm bustin' ya in the chops. Don't trespass on my land is all I'm sayin!!!
by rimrock
Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It was time for a change, Guys and Gals!
Replies: 21
Views: 785

Re: It was time for a change, Guys and Gals!

So very interesting that the rich and well to do wanted constitutional protection by way of the freedom of contract clause, and more protection resulting from court interpretation of 1925 arbitration act. Those kind of things, not foreign o invaders or terrorists will cause the next revolution in th...
by rimrock
Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Warning,Windows 8 ??? Might want to stay with Win 7
Replies: 36
Views: 1480

Re: Warning,Windows 8 ??? Might want to stay with Win 7

Since Vista, Microcrud has reduced compatibility with software installed on older systems so you'd have upgrade to their latest PITA version of MS Office. Hopefully, Google's business model of freeware/shareware will drive MS into oblivion, after all Gates stole the GUI from Jobs. Even Firefox is fa...
by rimrock
Sat Aug 17, 2013 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .40 S&W ammo
Replies: 8
Views: 454

Re: .40 S&W ammo

l reload .40S&W. I have plenty right now, but I don't shoot as frequently as I have in the past. O.B.A.M.,A. truly has scarred many more people into thinking an all out ban might happen on his watch! It doesn't matter what he or any other gman does, because when the 2nd American revolution happens, ...
by rimrock
Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Daughter Wants a .40
Replies: 41
Views: 899

Re: My Daughter Wants a .40

It's her pick, not yours. My daughter picked out an FNP-40, and she's good with it!!!
by rimrock
Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Deer hunting with a Blackhawk
Replies: 10
Views: 773

Re: Deer hunting with a Blackhawk

You want holster suggestions--here's 2 ihappen to own a simply rugged with Chesty Puller shoulder straps--

http://www.ringlercustomleather.com/catalog/i2.html

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by rimrock
Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Glenn Miller Pic....
Replies: 15
Views: 663

Re: Glenn Miller Pic....

Every true American citizen should be like the most patriotic generations who lived in WWII times. Almost all generations since then have more no counts than strong Americans!!!
by rimrock
Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Price of Unique powder?
Replies: 14
Views: 654

Re: Price of Unique powder?

in july 2013 ,I paid about $1.00/lb. more than in July 2012. Very little powder at my LGS. Primers have gone up a penny/primer to 5 cents each when they're available.
by rimrock
Mon Aug 05, 2013 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Local dealer calling it quits!
Replies: 12
Views: 739

Re: Local dealer calling it quits!

Wife told my local owner to quit fighting the BBGS like Cabela's. He's gone end of September. No skin off my teeth as he did not give good customer service to me--only one person's opoinion. I still have mom/pop owner about 1 hr. away that I choose over BBGS.
by rimrock
Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 444 Marlin as a 'survival' gun...
Replies: 78
Views: 2953

Re: 444 Marlin as a 'survival' gun...

One good solid hit on BG, and somthin' coming off or he'll have 2 drain holes. Either way. I'd say YEAH!!! .444 is a good survival round!!
by rimrock
Fri Jul 05, 2013 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Independence Day 2013
Replies: 6
Views: 253

Re: Independence Day 2013

Term limits for politicians are REAL SIMPLE. You, and each and everyone here included, must vote each incumbent out of office so they WE THE PEOPLE remove the words "career politician" from our vocabulary.Let thenm serve one and only term in office, never to be re-elected. It our government and we n...
by rimrock
Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cast bullet loading book
Replies: 13
Views: 527

Re: Cast bullet loading book

http://www.lbtmoulds.com/books.shtml JACKETED PERFORMANCE WITH CAST BULLETS By Veral Smith http://www.ebay.com/itm/HANDBOOK-OF-CAST-BULLETS-JULY-1958-/321151869037?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4ac624a06d This is the first Lyman http://www.castbulletassoc.org/merch/index.php?crn=200&rn=327&action=...
by rimrock
Fri Jun 21, 2013 6:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: awesome forum support
Replies: 7
Views: 349

awesome forum support

I have yet to meet any of you fine folks, but I gotta say--one of the best parts of this forum is the family atmosphere and sincere prayers each of you offers when another member is having bad luck or family crisis.
by rimrock
Fri Jun 21, 2013 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PRAYERS FOR PACO'S FAMILY..
Replies: 84
Views: 2207

Re: PRAYERS FOR PACO'S FAMILY..

I pray that Paco's family has the wisdom to accept that Barbara received her just and fulfilling reward, and that the family has the strength to broadcast that fact our level of the kingdom.
by rimrock
Thu Jun 20, 2013 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 45 Colt Fans - Guns Mag Aug '13
Replies: 38
Views: 897

Re: 45 Colt Fans - Guns Mag Aug '13

I don't remember where i found the following table, but it is one comparison of CUP vs. PSI--- Cartridge ANSI CUP ANSI PSI 222 rem 46000 50000 22-250 rem 53000 65000 243 win 52000 60000 25-06 rem 53000 63000 257 roberts 45000 54000 264 win mag 54000 64000 270 win 52000 65000 280 rem 50000 60000 284 ...
by rimrock
Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Has the price bubble burst?
Replies: 22
Views: 560

Re: Has the price bubble burst?

I'm not out of any supplies I need, but I don't use live fire practice as much either--right now about 10 rounds/caliber is all I bust caps on when I shoot.
by rimrock
Sat Jun 15, 2013 4:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If I Had To Make A Choice..... .375 Win, or, .444?
Replies: 31
Views: 963

Re: If I Had To Make A Choice..... .375 Win, or, .444?

444 is straight wall and has greater flexibility--mild to wild--tri ball, shotgun loads, 44 mag. level and snot slinger. besides it what I have.
by rimrock
Mon Jun 10, 2013 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: fn fnp-40 doesn't like Tite Group
Replies: 0
Views: 495

fn fnp-40 doesn't like Tite Group

my fnp-40 S&W by FN doesn't like the Hodgdon recommended loads of Tite Group--at least not in 90+ degree weather--it bulges the case so bad as to cause FTE.
by rimrock
Mon Jun 10, 2013 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CORRECTION: Wife Was Walking Dog...SHE Got Nailed By Rattler
Replies: 50
Views: 1807

Re: CORRECTION: Wife Was Walking Dog...SHE Got Nailed By Rat

Prayers for the lady and her family. Y have to say, I.ll give most any snake free passage unless it crosses that imaginary line of being too close then it gets about 120 grains of #11 shot. Questions are rehashed in my mind later.
by rimrock
Mon Jun 10, 2013 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gotta go!
Replies: 8
Views: 407

Re: Gotta go!

Sorry, no rat or mouse of any size is cute to me. And, coons--they're just plain mean. Rescued one out of a dumpster by way of offering my broom handle as a method of escape. If looks could kill, I'd be dead. Seems mr. coon blamed me for his falling in the dumpster. I have to wait until the family i...
by rimrock
Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CBA Forum
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Re: CBA Forum

This one and Marlinowners are my primary posting places on the web. Too many idiots at other websites.
by rimrock
Mon May 27, 2013 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reloading Calipers?
Replies: 27
Views: 907

Re: Reloading Calipers?

I use a Frankford Arsenal dial caliper I bought from Graf and Sons about 5 years for my reloading measurements. Maybe I'm not as precise as you, but my bullets cycle through my guns and I mostly hit my targets. The misses come from from my mistakes in hold, trigger pull, breathing, etc. more so than...
by rimrock
Wed May 22, 2013 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gforce Chips
Replies: 26
Views: 732

Re: Gforce Chips

If you're trying to boost performance of your engine with a computer chip, think about this. Diesels run at about 1000 degrees, and begin to melt at about 1250 degrees. Gas engines don't run quite as hot so there's more margin for error. If you're not careful. you'll end up with a blown engine.
by rimrock
Mon May 06, 2013 6:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reloading 45 LC - Today's Costs VS Commercial Ammo
Replies: 21
Views: 770

Re: Reloading 45 LC - Today's Costs VS Commercial Ammo

No more than 3 boxes of commercial stuff through my .45C--rest has been cast Lee 255grain bullets of about 4 bricks of primers over 5 years. I even use all cast in .444 and mostly cast in .308.
by rimrock
Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RCBS and Lee Die Setups
Replies: 8
Views: 315

Re: RCBS and Lee Die Setups

I have several Lee Turrets with Lee dies. They stay set, but I still disassemble them regularly to clean and oil them to keep rust away since my man cave is an 8 x 10 shed out back.
by rimrock
Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 308 vs 243
Replies: 89
Views: 1963

Re: 308 vs 243

I have a .308 and like it. If you plan to use this gun to introduce new shooters to hunting then .243 would be better IMHO becuase of less felt recoil--maybe even if you've never been in tree stand and need less recoil to feel confident of a clean kill. Don'i pay attention to my words, they can't hu...
by rimrock
Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hand priming tool
Replies: 28
Views: 585

Re: Hand priming tool

I like my old style Lee hand primer better than my Lee auto prime because the auto prime always hangs up on the last primer, and because I get more consistent seating with the hand held one.
by rimrock
Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A (sad) Sign Of The Times
Replies: 34
Views: 1427

Re: A (sad) Sign Of The Times

Went to local gun on 4/13. I was surprised to see many ARs reasonably priced. I did see 22lr bricks at $95--WOW!! Only vendor I saw selling primers had plenty of LR at $38/brick. He had sold our of SP just before I found him.
by rimrock
Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many guys can truly handle a rifle 30-06 or bigger?
Replies: 127
Views: 6203

Re: How many guys can truly handle a rifle 30-06 or bigger?

had a Ruger 77 in '06 in college that kicked the snot out me. got rid of it. 30 years later, I have a .444 that is not so bad after replacing the stock butt pad with a limbsaver. you can find a solution if '06 is your chosen caliber.
by rimrock
Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for 22 rimfire rifle advice
Replies: 62
Views: 1223

Re: Looking for 22 rimfire rifle advice

I like the looks of the T/C semi .22LR, and the feel of the Browning Buckmark semi, but alas I own a 10/22 because of price. It is a fine shooter. Wonder around at cheapgunparts.com to see some great instructions and parts for the 10/22. I bought a polymer bolt buffer and a different hammer for mine...
by rimrock
Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for some advise regarding retiree health insurance..
Replies: 15
Views: 394

Re: Looking for some advise regarding retiree health insuran

billydixon,

If you're retiring for a medical disability it's possible you could qualify for supplemental social security, SSI aka disability/ takes about 9 months for benefits.
by rimrock
Sun Mar 03, 2013 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for some advise regarding retiree health insurance..
Replies: 15
Views: 394

Re: Looking for some advise regarding retiree health insuran

One possible option for less expensive health coverage is to explore the coverage offered by any clubs, organizations, etc. you're a member of, or could join. for example, the Texas SouthWestern Cattle Raisers Association had excellent, affordable health coverage the last time I checked. It was not ...
by rimrock
Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Canadian Ammo Supply
Replies: 9
Views: 540

Re: Canadian Ammo Supply

I for one have made a personal decision that I want a minimum of 300 rounds reloaded for each caliber I use. I have enough components to reach that goal. Once that's done, then I'll my shooting frequency will most likely decline. I'll just do more dry fire under varied scenarios to keep my skills up...
by rimrock
Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Have never seen ammo supply this bad
Replies: 35
Views: 852

Re: Have never seen ammo supply this bad

Study up on the Stamp Acts to learn what's going on!! The American people believe they need to prepare for war against an uncontrollable tyrant's minions. If you believe the .22 rifle is the best survival rifle there is, you soon might get to test that belief. If you believe it's another caliber tha...
by rimrock
Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hard Scrabble Shooting
Replies: 9
Views: 759

Re: Hard Scrabble Shooting

I discovered RedDot in 2008 when Universal, Unique, AA #5 & AA#9 weren't on the shelves. RedDot is all I use now for .45C & .40 S &W handgun loads. I get 1000+ loads from a pound. Even tried some low velocity rifle loads. Necessity is the mother of invention.
by rimrock
Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Paco, thanks for the article on the .444 Marlin vs the .308.
Replies: 6
Views: 495

Re: Paco, thanks for the article on the .444 Marlin vs the .

Paco's articles on the .444 and those of Marshall Stanton at beartoothbullets.com convinced me in 2007 that the .444Marlin is what I wanted. No regrets on luckily buying a JM marked Marlin before the brand was ruined.

edited for spelling--darn them fingers think faster than my brain!
by rimrock
Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 45 colt levergun
Replies: 19
Views: 880

Re: 45 colt levergun

In OP, Flint partly said: "I'm going to start using the .452 xtps in my blackpowder rifle as well." I have a Traditions 209 Tracker in 50 cal. Just received some of the TC sabot which holds a .452 bullet. Using some 290 grain RNFPGC .452 bullets dropped from a Lee mold, my gun brings lots of smiles ...
by rimrock
Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: local ammo supply 2-4-13
Replies: 4
Views: 435

local ammo supply 2-4-13

I visited Academy and Cabela's on 2-4-13. Academy had 4-5 boxes of 45C, and no other visible handgun rounds. Clerk said they got some .22LR in the morning which was gone in less than an hour. Academy had a few sxs shotguns, several handguns, a handi rifle or two, and a few bolt action rifles, some ....
by rimrock
Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sign o' the times, Brownells shipping
Replies: 9
Views: 605

Re: Sign o' the times, Brownells shipping

Ordered from Grafs on 1-4-13 received 1-30-13 longest delivery time in 5 yrs of doing business with them.
by rimrock
Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: opinions please on
Replies: 14
Views: 471

Re: opinions please on

I used a Simmons 4x shotgun scope on my .444 Marlin for 4+ years firing at least 500 rounds /year. No problems. Only reason I changed I just decided to go conventional instead of scout mount.
by rimrock
Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GAT Guns, West Dundee, Il
Replies: 6
Views: 365

Re: GAT Guns, West Dundee, Il

I was hoping some MO member was lucky enough to get a real gattlin gun
by rimrock
Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lee Tumble Lubing?
Replies: 16
Views: 892

Re: Lee Tumble Lubing?

I use alox/lard 50/50 inall for all of my cast bullets. Only reason for the lard is to make the alox go farther, and it's free after my wife has done her magic in the kitchen. I keep the mix warm in a crock pot, dip the lube grooves once, size, and air dry. The lube is thick enough to fill the groov...
by rimrock
Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Guns For Sale in an Austin Gun Shop.......
Replies: 10
Views: 579

Re: Guns For Sale in an Austin Gun Shop.......

I'm a regular at McBride's in Austin although I haven't needed to go since before Christmas.
by rimrock
Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .308 help?
Replies: 30
Views: 682

Re: .308 help?

i like my Remington VTR in .308, but I'd like better if I could afford to add a new trigger guard with 10 round mags ( about $300). I' also wouldn't mind having the Remington police Patrol Pump in .308.