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by EdinCT
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BLR problems
Replies: 14
Views: 364

Re: BLR problems

I had a Belgium rifle in 308 for 10 years and it was a good rifle. It shot 1 1/2 inch groups with Remington 150 gr pointed cor lokt's. It had a trigger that I could hear the take up on and while it wasn't overly heavy it was long. Once while hunting I stripped the gear on the lever and had to have i...
by EdinCT
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does anybody make a hp mold for the 38-40?
Replies: 11
Views: 589

Re: Does anybody make a hp mold for the 38-40?

NOE has a 180 and a 200 when in stock. I have thought a 200 with a gas check would make a great rifle bullet.
by EdinCT
Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruined Rifle
Replies: 23
Views: 976

Re: Ruined Rifle

If your up to it you could check out the price of a liner ,drill it out and epoxy the liner in in a caliber like 357 or 44wcf.
Then rent a reamer and finish ream it by hand.
People here have done that.
by EdinCT
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 7x57
Replies: 38
Views: 1357

Re: 7x57

Congrats on a beauty! I have used the 7/57 for 30 years and it always got it done.
by EdinCT
Thu Dec 26, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which is quieter?
Replies: 57
Views: 2439

Re: Which is quieter?

I am impressed by the CCI quiets with the segmented hollow points. Shot into a gallon milk jug full of water at 25 Yards and I did get three exit holes. I used to shoot opossums on the porch with cb longs but they always walked off aways and I think there brain must be the size of a pea. I did get b...
by EdinCT
Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need a source for a M92 tang sight
Replies: 3
Views: 225

Re: Need a source for a M92 tang sight

Mine was in a box for a 86 Winchester, all I needed to modify was to cut the rear screw down so it didn't project out of the bottom.
by EdinCT
Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone predator hunt?
Replies: 17
Views: 453

Re: Anyone predator hunt?

I have a Fox Pro electronic and get a coyote once in awhile. You need to play the wind and make it count because the yotes are real fast learners fool them once and they don't come back. I have had best success with bird distress and house cat calls in New England. Blaine you were on the right track...
by EdinCT
Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayer Request
Replies: 23
Views: 583

Re: Prayer Request

You have my Prayers. I think you had better gently tell Sis that your Mom made you executor and she should not divide anything until you get there.
by EdinCT
Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sad News From My Friends In Africa
Replies: 20
Views: 692

Re: Sad News From My Friends In Africa

Sorry for your loss. In the twinkling of an eye we will be together with our loved ones.
by EdinCT
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayer Request
Replies: 16
Views: 321

Re: Prayer Request

Praying for a speedy recovery. Praise God sounds like she was lucky it wasn't worse.
by EdinCT
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage 340-E
Replies: 33
Views: 836

Re: Savage 340-E

I was given a Model 40 super sporter I think by my late father inlaw. He said his son had no interest and he wanted me to have it. It was a great shooter always shooting around 1 1/4 at one hundred yards. Well my brother inlaw moved to upstate New York and wanted to go deer hunting so I gave it to h...
by EdinCT
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just for fun lets kick around this question ..... What was the best 22 rifle you have ever owned and why?
Replies: 46
Views: 1103

Re: Just for fun lets kick around this question ..... What was the best 22 rifle you have ever owned and why?

I won a few hundred bucks in a check pool at work when I was young and bought myself a Remington 541S and unlike 6PT it hasn't left. It is a amazing rifle! I also have a 39A that does well but if I was forced to choose the 39A would go before the 541S. My Dad give me is Remington Model 4 rolling blo...
by EdinCT
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: H&R 929 barrel ??
Replies: 4
Views: 165

Re: H&R 929 barrel ??

Mossyoak how do they shoot? It seems like the slug will expand and have to contract again. I remember a women and her 999 that could really lay the shots in. She was making cans jump at 40 yards and my Dad said He couldn't believe it shot better that his colt. I no its not worth it but have to wonde...
by EdinCT
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: H&R 929 barrel ??
Replies: 4
Views: 165

H&R 929 barrel ??

Was shooting a H&R 929 and it shot terrible. It looks almost new but when opening the crane I noticed the barrel lead is so large that I could slide a loaded 22LR 1/2 inch into it? My buddy was looking for a trapping gun but I am not kidding You would need to get close to finish fur with this six in...
by EdinCT
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 39A and Winchester ammo
Replies: 7
Views: 273

Re: 39A and Winchester ammo

I just replaced my extractor with a Wiesners. Mine was a spring steel one and I replaced it with one of these which required about twenty min on a oil stone to fit it but works well.

http://www.wisnersinc.com/rifles/
by EdinCT
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ted Williams M100 Scout Rifle?
Replies: 16
Views: 707

Re: Ted Williams M100 Scout Rifle?

I have used this one for 4 years with complete satisfaction.

https://www.mod94scoperail.com
by EdinCT
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vintage ammo.
Replies: 11
Views: 439

Re: Vintage ammo.

I can remember paying around 4.00 a box when they looked like that. They sure worked well also!
by EdinCT
Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mowing the old fasion way.
Replies: 61
Views: 1267

Re: Mowing the old fasion way.

Wow I hadn't thought of those in years we had one like it when I was young and Gramp next door had a motorized one. For years after it was gone he said it was the best cutting lawn mower ever!
by EdinCT
Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Model 39 Skunk Gun
Replies: 9
Views: 432

Re: Model 39 Skunk Gun

Once when returning from a squirrel hunt at dusk with my youngest son we heard the chicken's putting up a fuss. I walked over to see what was going on and there was a bunch of half grown skunks chasing them in the run I really laid the lead down and killed about 4 of them with the 39a Marlin. The ne...
by EdinCT
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:05 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?

Not a full auto guy but it sure looks fun. The farm next store had a helper that had a Larc M19A BB sub that he terrorized varmints with that used a freon can. He told that the local kids would spray paint his picket fence in front of his house every time he freshened it until one day he let a burst...
by EdinCT
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Takedowns and others at Cabelas
Replies: 12
Views: 554

Re: Takedowns and others at Cabelas

I stopped there a few weeks back and saw those pre 64's for under 500. I was tempted but had just spent major cash going to my youngest sons wedding. I told myself I didn't lack lever guns but don't have a 30wcf. 15 years ago one would of come home with me!!
by EdinCT
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New levergunner arrived yesterday.
Replies: 20
Views: 515

Re: New levergunner arrived yesterday.

Congrats ! Being a Grandfather is the best job I ever had.
by EdinCT
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Plumb bob levels
Replies: 22
Views: 631

Re: Plumb bob levels

Nice Pitchy! I remember building a two story building with my Grandfather and he always used a large lead plum bob to plumb his walls. It's dead accurate. Also watched a man I worked for clamp a set of peep sights on a 6 foot level and he marked all the batter boards to level the deck for a home. I ...
by EdinCT
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Photo of my vintage Marlin Model 1889
Replies: 14
Views: 550

Re: Photo of my vintage Marlin Model 1889

Kirk, as usual its a beautiful rifle and photo. What are the components of your load ? I have always pulled soft points from old factory rounds and loaded them to about 1650 fps for hunting and they killed with authority in a 92 Win. In the book sold by Fur Fish and Game magazine 50 years a hunter a...
by EdinCT
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I am a Paco's for a few days
Replies: 14
Views: 677

Re: I am a Paco's for a few days

Good friends are a blessing. Glad you got some time with Paco, those grips are stunning!
by EdinCT
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 410
Replies: 72
Views: 2443

Re: 410

Ok I am late to the party again but have to ask, I see 3" # 4's loaded and wonder if they really are useful. All I can think of is maybe fox and raccoons in the hen's run for 20 yards max. Anyone use them ?
by EdinCT
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Point of impact question
Replies: 10
Views: 462

Re: Point of impact question

If you are a foot high at 25 yards and your sights are 12 inches apart, you will need to mathmaticly figure how many times your sight radius would fall into your shot distance, (in that case 75) then take that number and divide it into the distance you wish to lower your point of impact.(12/75-.16) ...
by EdinCT
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best recoil pad for light 12 gauge ?
Replies: 10
Views: 404

Re: Best recoil pad for light 12 gauge ?

I agree with Pete the limb saver has worked well for me with a light 45/70 and bear loads.
by EdinCT
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bullet mold
Replies: 11
Views: 425

Re: Bullet mold

I have have good results with the NOE 235 gr gas check.I purchased the mold with changeable nose pins so I can cast HP, Cup Point and Flat point. http://noebulletmolds.com/NV/index.php?cPath=52_229
by EdinCT
Sat May 25, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The door to nowhere
Replies: 28
Views: 924

Re: The door to nowhere

Pitchy, you ever see Mrs Winchester's house see wouldn't let the builders stop building and she had many such doors and stairways. Most likely she was a little special in her old age :D
by EdinCT
Tue May 21, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Haying equipment
Replies: 33
Views: 841

Re: Haying equipment

Pitchy, My cousins grandfather who came from Ireland at the turn of the last century could really lay down the hay. He always had a stone in his side pocket and every few minutes he would stop draw on his pipe and make a pass on each side of the blade. It never looked like he was working hard but af...
by EdinCT
Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bow saws
Replies: 19
Views: 528

Re: Bow saws

Nice job Pitchy! I have two in the barn but must confess I don't recall ever using one personally,. I did use a 30" Swedish metal bow saw when I was 10 years old or so. Dad would send me to limb with the axe and bow saw the trees they dropped. I also remember my cousin's Grandfather who came from Ir...
by EdinCT
Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just picked up this Varner
Replies: 10
Views: 483

Re: Just picked up this Varner

Sweet I love that vintage look color case receiver. Give us a range report when you shoot it please.
by EdinCT
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Built a barn today
Replies: 19
Views: 442

Re: Built a barn today

I like it! Don't you wish you had a buck for every ton of hay ever moved with one.
by EdinCT
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hay Trolleys
Replies: 72
Views: 2078

Re: Hay Trolleys

Pitchy I am late to the party again. I have one in my barn that came out the gable end until 15 years ago or so. I saved the track I took down. I also had a bow off the the side about 15 feet up the gable end barn wall. My dad knew what everything was and how to use it.( There was one in the dairy b...
by EdinCT
Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .44-40 LEVERGUNS
Replies: 14
Views: 673

Re: .44-40 LEVERGUNS

I thinking a man could still get it done with any of those! Looks like a good time and good shooting. I have a 38 wcf that is a fine shooter even with a frosted bore.
by EdinCT
Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lever action 12 gauge from Turkey (FLN)
Replies: 4
Views: 245

Re: Lever action 12 gauge from Turkey (FLN)

I read somewhere that they were being sold down under because the laws hadn't banned them yet and the law makers were trying to add them to the ban list in that country. I always thought a lever shotgun would be awkward to reload from the shoulder and figured that's why the Winchesters didn't,t stan...
by EdinCT
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted a Marlin 1893 38-55
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Re: Spotted a Marlin 1893 38-55

I thought the tag said 999.00 but would not swear to it. I guess if anyone is lusting for one they will need to call them. I just usually buy powder from them but couldn't find my AA wads anywhere local and when I asked was told no but if we did they would be over by those S&W T shirts so I looked a...
by EdinCT
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted a Marlin 1893 38-55
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Spotted a Marlin 1893 38-55

I went to D&L Outdoors in RI to get some AA 20 ga wads today and as I was leaving I noticed they had a 1893 in 38-55. It was a rifle with what looked to be a half octagon 28 inch barrel. I didn't ask to hold it because I have no interest in it and didn't want to develop one, but thought I would make...
by EdinCT
Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who likes the .410 shotgun?
Replies: 60
Views: 1536

Re: Who likes the .410 shotgun?

Pitchy that is a beautiful SXS I had a Stevens 311 20ga when I was young that I sure wish I'd kept! I did find out what a .410 will not do and that is kill a coyote at 35 yards with #6 copper coated shot. I took this pump out to the orchard hoping to see a rabbit or two and mister coyote ran by me. ...
by EdinCT
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who likes the .410 shotgun?
Replies: 60
Views: 1536

Who likes the .410 shotgun?

A few weeks back I attended a Whitetail unlimited banquet and was drawn to win a prize. Well my ticket was about 4th to be drawn and out of the original selection there was a 12 ga semi riot gun and a .410 pump left. I choose the .410 and have been enjoying it pretty well. I shot a box of 3" Federal...
by EdinCT
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Woods-Bumming Rifle Choice...
Replies: 83
Views: 4059

Re: Woods-Bumming Rifle Choice...

Marlin 1894cl 32-20 does what needs to be done.
by EdinCT
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Yesterday I loaded 3/4 of a box of 30-30's
Replies: 23
Views: 1109

Re: Yesterday I loaded 3/4 of a box of 30-30's

Jim, when I was 15 I asked for several Lee loaders in the calibers we had on the home place. I had been loading 30 WCF with one for a year. Christmas Day after the presents under the tree were opened my Father brought out a box with a Rockchucker and dies for every centerfire we owned. Over 45 years...
by EdinCT
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Story of "The Mayflower Gun" -- A Wheellock
Replies: 15
Views: 1079

Re: The Story of "The Mayflower Gun" -- A Wheellock

I have seen the gun when I was young at Plymouth and at the NRA museum. I can prove I am of the 10th generation from Mr. Alden maybe I could lay claim to it???
Didn't Think so but it would be nice!
by EdinCT
Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I think I'm on the hill...
Replies: 65
Views: 2673

Re: I think I'm on the hill...

My neighbor who worked in the same shipyard I do for 36 years said to me out of the blue one day, so you think its tough going into work everyday? Try being 85 with bone on bone knees getting up to go to take a leak 4-5 times a night! I have had both my shoulders tuned up years ago a little COPD and...
by EdinCT
Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Retirees, what gets you out of bed in the morning?
Replies: 45
Views: 1752

Re: Retirees, what gets you out of bed in the morning?

I slept in until 5 am this morning which is about 45 min behind most days. The 60 year old bladder is a treacherous thing. But I still hear my Grandfather yelling up the stairs to all of his grand children to get up, the suns almost up and you will miss the best part of the day! I do believe he was ...
by EdinCT
Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Love it.
Replies: 12
Views: 786

Re: Love it.

One of the best I've seen. Also one of the last the didn't rely on foul language and nudity to sell the story.
by EdinCT
Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayer Request
Replies: 73
Views: 2836

Re: Prayer Request

Praying for you all.
by EdinCT
Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My 2018 Christmas Present To Myself
Replies: 14
Views: 794

Re: My 2018 Christmas Present To Myself

That is a Sweet rifle! I would be harassing the squirrel population out back with some short HP's.
by EdinCT
Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayer Request — For My Mother <Updated>
Replies: 35
Views: 1122

Re: Prayer Request — For My Mother

Praying for your mom and your Family.