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by FLINT
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester conversion
Replies: 11
Views: 397

Re: Winchester conversion

Please, leave that Winchester 71 alone! THIS!!!!!!!!!!!! In general I'm a huge advocate of folks doing what with their stuff. However...... A winchester 71 in 348 is my all time dream gun. I'm hoping one day to be able to get one, and with the scarcity and price of them it would seem a DARN shame t...
by FLINT
Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First new gun of 2020.
Replies: 16
Views: 528

Re: First new gun of 2020.

WOW, what a killer deal! I have certainly never heard of SB shotguns selling for that little around here! I've always liked SB shotguns. Here is my savage 220 that is a real sweet shooter! I had a MUCH higher hit percentage than they guys I was with who had semis. I think it had a full choke when I ...
by FLINT
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New pump/slide rifle in .458 Win Mag
Replies: 20
Views: 631

Re: New pump/slide rifle in .458 Win Mag

That thing is pretty crazy!
by FLINT
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LOP for home defense gun
Replies: 7
Views: 235

Re: LOP for home defense gun

Thanks, ok, I'll probably shoot for about 13 - 13 1/4" then.

I'm now trying to figure out the right pitch. I seem to prefer more pitch - like 5-6 deg
by FLINT
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LOP for home defense gun
Replies: 7
Views: 235

Re: LOP for home defense gun

Yeah ….. 520 - that's old school! The 520-30 and 620A were made as trench guns for the US military during WW2. My Uncle carried one as a boat captain (or whatever their title was) on Higgins boat during WW2. Fun story - Uncle had one with a rudimentary shark carved in the butt stock. I asked him as...
by FLINT
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LOP for home defense gun
Replies: 7
Views: 235

Re: LOP for home defense gun

Set the LOP for hunting, I'm sure you do a lot more hunting than having to defend yourself. If you practice gun mounting the muscle memory will take care of the rest. As a trap shooter I shoot longer LOP, I'm 5'10, but trap shooters as a whole are stock crawlers, I shoot 14.5" but my rifles are all...
by FLINT
Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LOP for home defense gun
Replies: 7
Views: 235

LOP for home defense gun

I've got a 12 ga pump that I'm setting up as a home/truck defense gun. It doesn't have a recoil pad on it right now and the LOP is about 12.25" and feels pretty short Normally on my hunting guns I like 13.25 - 13.5 LOP Should a defense shotgun have a shorter LOP for any reason? The starndard 1" limb...
by FLINT
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Home Defense Weapon - - - Archery-style...!
Replies: 10
Views: 455

Re: Home Defense Weapon - - - Archery-style...!

I've happened onto videos of this guys inventions off and on for a few years now. Even if you don't think that any of the stuff he comes up with is particularly useful or whatever, you have to respect the fact that he is constantly coming up with new stuff and improvements on his designs - and is su...
by FLINT
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Barrel diameter for 38-55 rebore
Replies: 9
Views: 311

Re: Barrel diameter for 38-55 rebore

Flint I like my 38-55 so I understand. I also have a 35/30-30 (as stamped on the barrel) and if you can’t do the 38-55 the 35/30-30 has some interesting things to consider. Brass is everywhere, if you reload for the 35 Remington you already have the bullets and the dies. I fire form 30-30 to fit th...
by FLINT
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Barrel diameter for 38-55 rebore
Replies: 9
Views: 311

Re: Barrel diameter for 38-55 rebore

IIRC, that Jesse has to have at least .050" per side, at the muzzle, above groove dia. for a re-bore. So you need at least .475" or so, of muzzle diameter. I am sure he prefers more than that, but IIRC, that was the minimum. I would want at least .100" per side myself as at .050 and the gun falls a...
by FLINT
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Barrel diameter for 38-55 rebore
Replies: 9
Views: 311

Re: Barrel diameter for 38-55 rebore

Have you spoken to Jesse about it? Nobody will have a more authoritative view on it than him. He's not great answering the phone but should ring back if you leave a message. Thanks, yes, I'll call him sometime soon. The Win 94 BB 375 barrel measures .610 at the muzzle. So this shouldn't be a proble...
by FLINT
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Barrel diameter for 38-55 rebore
Replies: 9
Views: 311

Barrel diameter for 38-55 rebore

Hey guys, I few weeks ago, with some help from you guys, I shortened the mag tube on this rifle and I really like the way it turned out. https://i.postimg.cc/Sj0StHBF/IMG-20191224-162101995.jpg I now would like to send it to JES for a rebore to 38-55. However, I'm a little worried that there isn't e...
by FLINT
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big Brother is watching.
Replies: 17
Views: 804

Re: Big Brother is watching.

I've DEFINITELY on more than one occasion had ads pop up on my phone after I mentioned certain related words in a phone call ! and it is definitely creepy!
by FLINT
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Got The Woodsman's Pal
Replies: 22
Views: 827

Re: I Got The Woodsman's Pal

Victor Tool was the original manufacturer of the woodman's pal. I have their wood handled version I also have a Pro Tool Woodman's pal that I got at least a decade ago - that one is the leather handled version with handguard. The quality of my Pro Tool woodman's pal is still really good so must have...
by FLINT
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Got The Woodsman's Pal
Replies: 22
Views: 827

Re: I Got The Woodsman's Pal

ok, cool, that's good to know.
by FLINT
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Got The Woodsman's Pal
Replies: 22
Views: 827

Re: I Got The Woodsman's Pal

I have two of them, and LOVE them. I always have one in the truck with me - and it has come in very useful. I've used it to cut small trees that have fallen across forest roads and it makes very short work of them. Excellent tools. Like a cross between a hatchet and a machete. Cant say I'm real keen...
by FLINT
Wed Jan 01, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old time prices, now forgotten
Replies: 12
Views: 554

Re: Old time prices, now forgotten

When I was a kid, my grandpa gave me a really old sears and roebuck catalog. Don't remember what decade it was from. maybe the 20s? not sure now. I was maybe 10 years old at the time. I was always a gun nut, and enjoyed looking at all the old guns. the other thing that stuck in my memory were the me...
by FLINT
Thu Dec 26, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which is quieter?
Replies: 57
Views: 2315

Re: Which is quieter?

It greatly depends on the individual rifle. MOST .22's I've shot with CBs were definitely louder than MOST airguns. However, we used to have a Remington bolt action - I think it was a model 512 or something like that - and with CBs it was totally quiet. that was such an accurate rifle too. I have pe...
by FLINT
Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HELP! win 94 mag cap plug screw length
Replies: 2
Views: 121

Re: HELP! win 94 mag cap plug screw length

nevermind. I was able to get it. my hardware store miraculously had a 1" screw of the correct thread pitch - which by the way if anyone ever finds this post on a search - is 8-36 for a post 64. I was able to cut the screw down with a hacksaw and then grind the end down with a bench grinder and it wo...
by FLINT
Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HELP! win 94 mag cap plug screw length
Replies: 2
Views: 121

HELP! win 94 mag cap plug screw length

I shortened the mag tube on a 30-30 rifle I acquired. https://www.levergunscommunity.org/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=75688 very happy with it. until tonight when I drilled the new hole in the barrel for the magazine plug screw to extend in to, to keep the tube from flying away. it "turns" out that the screw...
by FLINT
Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: how short have you gone?
Replies: 17
Views: 1092

Re: how short have you gone?

M. M. Wright wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:54 pm

Now THAT'"S how a rifle should look. Put a receiver sight on it. Or better yet a tang sight to give it a longer sight radius then give us range report. I think you're gonna like the grou[s it'll shoot.
Thanks! Will do!
by FLINT
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: how short have you gone?
Replies: 17
Views: 1092

Re: how short have you gone?

Well, I cut the magazine tube down tonight and I'm pretty pleased with the way it looks and handles. I cut the tube to 9 1/2" and it ended up being about 9 7/16" after filing, etc. Extends past the forend cap about 1 1/2" and it holds 3 rounds just fine which is plenty for my uses. I haven't drilled...
by FLINT
Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 290 vs five feral dogs
Replies: 18
Views: 641

Re: Winchester 290 vs five feral dogs

Very cool!

I inherited my dad's Winchester 150 - which is kind of like the 290 but lever action and with a straight grip stock. It has an old 4x weaver scope on it. Haven't shot it much yet.
by FLINT
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: how short have you gone?
Replies: 17
Views: 1092

Re: how short have you gone?

My really old SRC has it's magazine shortened to 4 round length. Was that way when I got it about 60 years ago. It's a 25-35 but that doesn't matter just the fact that it shoots much better groups this way. https://i.imgur.com/KN58y0D.jpg?1 For several years I put the full length magazine on it but...
by FLINT
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: how short have you gone?
Replies: 17
Views: 1092

Re: how short have you gone?

Won't the forend wood be loose if it only is held on by being wrapped around the magazine...? I'd think it really has to have some barrel band or cap to hold it right... :? yes, so the underside of the barrel has this little guy. https://i.postimg.cc/FHkH0XP5/IMG-20191203-224711104.jpg There is a s...
by FLINT
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: how short have you gone?
Replies: 17
Views: 1092

Re: how short have you gone?

My factory SRC has a 9.5" button end magazine (3 round) and a 9" forearm. How do you figure you can get along without a barrel band to hold the forearm after you shorten the magazine or are you referring to the front band only? You have a carbine with a forearm cap? Yes, I have a carbine with a for...
by FLINT
Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: how short have you gone?
Replies: 17
Views: 1092

how short have you gone?

Has anyone shortened the magazine tube on a winchester 94 carbine (typical configuration, 20" barrel with full mag)? If so how short did you go? and how many rounds does it hold. I'm getting ideas for a new project. I'm definitely wanting to shorten the tube to improve handling characteristics, and ...
by FLINT
Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Use what's at hand.
Replies: 20
Views: 1314

Re: Use what's at hand.

Also, I was recently reading the US murder statistics from I think last year, and the number of hammer murders was greater than the number of rifle murders (including "assult" rifles).
by FLINT
Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Use what's at hand.
Replies: 20
Views: 1314

Re: Use what's at hand.

YES, thank you. I never understood the argument that the US has more gun deaths than another country that doesnt have guns. Well, of course we do! but why aren't we comparing the violence rates - not just the gun violence rates???? Its like, lots of people in Africa are killed by lions, but you don'...
by FLINT
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LOP?
Replies: 21
Views: 714

Re: LOP?

Lastmohecken wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:28 pm
I prefer a length of pull around 13-1/4 to 13-1/2
Me too. 13 1/4 - 13 1/2 seems to fit me the best. 13 3/4" is pushing it, and 14 is just too long.
Lastmohecken wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:28 pm

The problem I have found though is a man with a thick chest and short neck
you just described me exactly :) Think Barney Rubble.
by FLINT
Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LOP?
Replies: 21
Views: 714

LOP?

Hey guys, Just an observation. Does it seem like the LOP on rifles has been getting longer? on all of my old guns, the LOP is between 13" - 13.5" my newest rifle is my marlin 336 that I bought in 2002 and the LOP is 13.75" whereas the LOP on my 1969 336 is 13.5". I've been looking at Henry's online,...
by FLINT
Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RWS Diana Handgun
Replies: 8
Views: 426

Re: RWS Diana Handgun

.177 pellet. Maybe 500 fps? I used to plink on public land around here, but now, they've clamped down on that. Last summer I got a Diana .22 pellet rifle. 900-ish fps, maybe a little less with pure lead pellets. A side lever. Just like shooting a good .22 rifle. For now, I'm on the hunt for the wil...
by FLINT
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I've come across a Rem. Model 81 in .300 Savage...good price, or no?
Replies: 22
Views: 512

Re: I've come across a Rem. Model 81 in .300 Savage...good price, or no?

Good question Flint. My guess is -- the 35 Rem was introduced in the early 1900's and its pressure was appropriate for the gun steel of the time -- a little less than the 30/30 but not a lot less. By the time the 300 Savage was chambered in the model 81 we had gone through a world war and nearly 30...
by FLINT
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I've come across a Rem. Model 81 in .300 Savage...good price, or no?
Replies: 22
Views: 512

Re: I've come across a Rem. Model 81 in .300 Savage...good price, or no?

This topic confused me. Can someone clear something up for me. Over the years I've ready about how 35 rem ammo is loaded at low pressure because the remington auto loading rifles that were chambered for it. So, 35 rem ammo is loaded to lower pressure than 30-30 ammo. However, 300 savage is loaded to...
by FLINT
Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: article ..... the .375 Winchester Remembered
Replies: 19
Views: 598

Re: article ..... the .375 Winchester Remembered

Local dealer who is generally spot on with his pricing of firearms has a Winchester in 375 Win. https://www.gunbroker.com/item/842452885 Winchester 94 XTR Big Bore .375 Win Not mine or connected to me in anyway and offered here only for 'educational' purposes. But I will say the guys at Gambles are...
by FLINT
Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: which buck is better?
Replies: 14
Views: 365

Re: which buck is better?

In Virginia your big game tag comes with three antlerless tags and three either tags . Only three bucks a year all seasons combined ! However in my county you can kill two per day the entire season of which again only three are antlered . But to make good on two per day if you’re so inclined you ne...
by FLINT
Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: article ..... the .375 Winchester Remembered
Replies: 19
Views: 598

Re: article ..... the .375 Winchester Remembered

Great article, thanks for posting! I loved my 375 winchester. Worked up a load with Hawk 250 gr. bullets and RL-7. Made a scary sized exit hole in this big doe. The 375 delivers a lot of smack down. I sold mine in the classified section here a couple years ago to a fellow member. Maybe one day I'll ...
by FLINT
Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Virginia Gun Opener 11-16-19
Replies: 6
Views: 187

Re: Virginia Gun Opener 11-16-19

Congrats! nice deer - and that is some crazy looking rack - I like antlers with character
by FLINT
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 32-40 success! warning graphic
Replies: 8
Views: 417

32-40 success! warning graphic

The only buck I saw this morning was a spike, but I was able to line up the sights of my 32-40 on a doe. Distance was only about 25 yards, but the old 32-40 did about as well as anything. https://i.postimg.cc/qqJm35PL/IMG-20191116-082705544.jpg The rifle dates to 1921 according to an online serial n...
by FLINT
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: which buck is better?
Replies: 14
Views: 365

Re: which buck is better?

Thanks GunnyMack. That's all I wanted. was for others to simply evaluate the two deer. The first deer was donated to Hunters for the Hungry. I have donated one or more deer to HftH every year for the past several years. I'm allowed two bucks per year in my county, but I try to only take one UNLESS a...
by FLINT
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: which buck is better?
Replies: 14
Views: 365

which buck is better?

Hey guys, here are two bucks. The top one I shot last week with a muzzle loader. the bottom one walked by my game camera on I think the same day - or within a day of it. https://i.postimg.cc/Ghm4xYCh/Picture2.jpg the rule I make for myself, is that I can't shoot a second buck unless its "better" (as...
by FLINT
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The 30-30 does it again
Replies: 49
Views: 1123

Re: The 30-30 does it again

congrats, that's an awesome buck!
by FLINT
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mule Deer With An Original 1894 Takedown 32-40
Replies: 30
Views: 697

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

wow, great job! that is awesome! I love the 32-40 and that's a great looking buck!! I'm planning to have my 32-40 with me when rifle season starts next saturday. I last took it out about a decade ago. I had worked up a load also with 5744 and with 170gr (actually weighed a little over 180gr IIRC) FN...
by FLINT
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage 99 action
Replies: 21
Views: 543

Re: Savage 99 action

Old Savage wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:15 am
Nice rifle, very nice, an EG. What you describe sounds typical.
Thanks!
by FLINT
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage 99 action
Replies: 21
Views: 543

Re: Savage 99 action

Very nice!

I don't mind the weight so much, I don't usually have to walk super far where I hunt. I'll mostly have to get used to the length. at 24" its the longest barrel on a rifle that I own.
by FLINT
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage 99 action
Replies: 21
Views: 543

Re: Savage 99 action

ok, thanks!

good luck with the yotes!
by FLINT
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage 99 action
Replies: 21
Views: 543

Savage 99 action

Hey guys, I recently acquired a savage 99 in 300 savage. The lever boss code is 3D so I believe that means it dates to 1952. Has a brass counter and the lever block safety. Seems like a very well built rifle - and pretty hefty. It has an old Weaver K2.5 scope with really neat mounts that are hinged ...
by FLINT
Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Better For Black Bear
Replies: 21
Views: 640

Re: Better For Black Bear

444 because it's a levergun :)
by FLINT
Thu Aug 11, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone loading for the .327 Federal?
Replies: 16
Views: 1224

Re: Anyone loading for the .327 Federal?

I was going to use AA#9 which should have a similar burn rate to 2400. seemed about right to me.
by FLINT
Thu Aug 11, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why Do You Like .32 v. 38?
Replies: 20
Views: 1173

Re: Why Do You Like .32 v. 38?

accurate and controllable are what I like about our .32s - though that doesn't mean that .38s couldn't also be. All of my .32s are very very accurate with most loads tried. My wife has a S&W j frame in .32 H&R that is scary accurate - impressive for such a short barrel. I have a 3" ruger sp101 in .3...