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by Trailboss
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTT: RCBS Carbide .45 Colt Dies
Replies: 10
Views: 288

Re: WTT: RCBS Carbide .45 Colt Dies

Rube Burrows wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:11 pm
I would like to see if anyone out there has a set of carbide 38-55 dies that they would want to trade for a brand new set of .45 colt dies?
I've never heard of a 38-55 carbide die set, hopefully someone else has.
by Trailboss
Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Nice to see someone with Balls in the White House...
Replies: 5
Views: 542

Re: Nice to see someone with Balls in the White House...

Michelle Obama wasn't the President but technically was in the White House before Donald Trump.
by Trailboss
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need Help With Loading 38 55
Replies: 31
Views: 1218

Re: Need Help With Loading 38 55

Everyone else above gave excellent advice.....I purposely left out option number 3 as it is taken by some to be in poor reloading practices, but I've been doing it for over 40 years with probably a dozen 38-55 rifles over the years accounting for ???? thousands and thousands of rounds. I feel so sa...
by Trailboss
Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Win. 1965 model 94 pre and post info
Replies: 19
Views: 674

Re: Win. 1965 model 94 pre and post info

Nature of the beast! No offense, but the 1964 and somewhat later vintage '94s were truly poor excuses for what had been Winchesters flagship model for 70 years. Stamped tin parts, sintered-steel receivers, birch stocks, etc, etc. All of them that I ever encountered functioned just as yours is. If t...
by Trailboss
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tickets on sale!
Replies: 7
Views: 489

Re: Tickets on sale!

I'll just pretend that I'm drowning in my bath tub instead. It'll be cheaper and a lot warmer.
by Trailboss
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The .38 Super
Replies: 26
Views: 2114

Re: The .38 Super

At one point in time I owned a Llama full size .38 Super....however back then the only .38 Super ammunition available was Remington 130gr hollowpoint. The Remington hollowpoints would not feed in the Llama! But then Remington also made a FMJ .38ACP load and these would run in the Llama(same cartrid...
by Trailboss
Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The .38 Super
Replies: 26
Views: 2114

Re: The .38 Super

Bill in Oregon wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:20 am
Trailboss, have a favorite jacketed slug?
Bill, I especially like Wideners 38 Super 121g JHP.
by Trailboss
Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The .38 Super
Replies: 26
Views: 2114

Re: The .38 Super

I've been carrying a 70 Series Government model for 42 years. Paid $175 out the door brand new. Have taken about every small and medium game with it along with several deer. I load my own mostly using jacketed slugs.
by Trailboss
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The ideal 'if only one gun' carbine...
Replies: 57
Views: 4058

Re: The ideal 'if only one gun' carbine...

Ok, I can't decide between two. I guess it would depend on where I'm going to ride out the storm. Either my Rossi m92 in 480R or my Mini-14. The 480 holds 10+1 rounds and can drop any critter in the north American continent. A good choice if I'm headed to the wilderness. The Mini-14 looks almost hou...
by Trailboss
Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What knives did they use? Really!
Replies: 42
Views: 4597

Re: What knives did they use? Really!

I still have my Grandpa's sheath knife, a Marble Arms. It's been sharpened a bunch of times but still carries a good edge. He was a guide in the U.P. of Michigan in the 1920's - 1940's.
by Trailboss
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 92 Feeding and Bullet Profile
Replies: 20
Views: 2082

Re: Winchester 92 Feeding and Bullet Profile

Jeff, I had the same issue on a couple of my M92 carbines. Solved it by casting my own bullets with a large meplat bullet design. It seems that a bullet design with more of a point allows the bullet to sag rather than lift as it moves forward. A large flat instead of a rounded point fixes the problem.
by Trailboss
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Factory New 32 Winchester Special
Replies: 16
Views: 1350

Re: Factory New 32 Winchester Special

I have three 32 Win levers and have taken dozens of white tail with them. I have a pre-war and two pre-64 carbines. I absolutely love the cartridge. I shoot my own reloads mostly, but keep a dozen boxes of factory loads in a stash. I’ve come to expect one shot kills, but if I ever need a second shot...
by Trailboss
Wed May 02, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What knives did they use? Really!
Replies: 42
Views: 4597

Re: What knives did they use? Really!

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/57/ee/fa/57eefa58ad9943bf0830fc626dfce561.jpg I've been carrying the same SCHRADE WALDEN USA 165 OLD TIMER for over 50 years. It was recommended to me by an Alaskan guide as a professional workhorse knife that won't break under the heaviest use. He was...
by Trailboss
Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Other than Guns what do you like to do??
Replies: 42
Views: 2463

Re: Other than Guns what do you like to do??

Collect fine art from dead artists.
Repair 200+ year old violins.
Collect fine Chinese porcelain.
Facet gemstones from rough.
Fishing.
Volunteer to help traumatized kids (counseling).
by Trailboss
Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 38-55 LF - Pros & Cons
Replies: 9
Views: 769

Re: 38-55 LF - Pros & Cons

My third year of production 1894 rifle with a 26" tapered octagonal barrel has a slugged bore of .379. The bore is dark but still shows decent rifling. I get 4" groups at 100 yards on a good day.
by Trailboss
Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old .32 Spl. Deer and Bear
Replies: 21
Views: 1178

Re: Old .32 Spl. Deer and Bear

Nice whitetail and bear. I love the 32 Special and have carried one hunting it for the past 42 years. I have a pre-64 Winchester model 64 and a pre-64 model 94 carbine that I switch between. Between the two, I've taken dozens of whitetails and a handful of bear. Also many medium sized game. A fine c...
by Trailboss
Tue May 23, 2017 4:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Elk with 45 Colt rifle?
Replies: 15
Views: 1419

Re: Elk with 45 Colt rifle?

On a moving cow, 50-75 yards. On a still cow target, 100-110 yards as long as you can place your shot well.
by Trailboss
Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why these .30-30 case neck splits?
Replies: 16
Views: 1340

Re: Why these .30-30 case neck splits?

claybob86, I don't think it's your powder type or charge weight. 31 grains of W748 is a fine and accurate load for a lever action when pushing a 170 grain jacketed bullet. Have you checked bullet diameter with a micrometer yet? Just to be sure. What does the bore look like?
by Trailboss
Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .410 derringers. Thoughts?
Replies: 40
Views: 3288

Re: .410 derringers. Thoughts?

I am the original purchaser of one of the first stainless steel American Derringer Company 45 Colt/410 pistols ever made. I paid $110 for it from the factory and have carried it off and on for about 40 years. That company is long gone or is now known as Bond. I've fired 45 Colt, 410 Shot, 410 Bucksh...
by Trailboss
Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just For Argument's Sake....
Replies: 29
Views: 1703

Re: Just For Argument's Sake....

Quite a few to choose from so it's not an easy choice but I've decided on my Rossi Model 92 in 480 Ruger. It's got those fancy fiber optic sights that glow brightly and it holds 11 rounds of 380 grain flat point. Doesn't matter what I shoot, it makes a WOMP sound. Makes me chuckle every time.
by Trailboss
Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Phone scam? question
Replies: 10
Views: 1116

Re: Phone scam? question

The wife keeps getting calls from number +91 80 3350 3000 We don't answer. I can find no reference to it on the internet. I suspect a scam. I can also find no reference to what the + sign has to do with the number. 91 is area (code?) for India. :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: Definitely a scam. Yes, 91 is ...
by Trailboss
Sat Jun 18, 2016 3:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: belt recommendation?
Replies: 27
Views: 3114

Re: belt recommendation?

The "50 Year Amish Belt" available through Amazon for $59 will last you a lifetime.
by Trailboss
Wed Jun 15, 2016 5:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1892 Receiver Strength vs 1894
Replies: 33
Views: 7370

Re: 1892 Receiver Strength vs 1894

....I would think that with a 44 Mag or 45 with Ruger loads, a 92 would get to the point where things would be very unpleasant and you would probably hurt yourself before you hurt your rifle. Someone mentioned the 454 Casull earlier. I read a couple of articles on it and if I recall correctly the o...
by Trailboss
Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two guns that no serious outdoorsman should be without.
Replies: 74
Views: 8270

Re: Two guns that no serious outdoorsman should be without.

I have grown partial to my Puma lever M92 in 480 Ruger. Twelve rounds of 390 grain lead cast ready to sling feels pretty good.

My carry revolver is a 6 1/2" S&W model 29-1 nickel, custom shop tuned.
by Trailboss
Wed Dec 16, 2015 4:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your go to Lever Gun?
Replies: 66
Views: 3427

Re: Your go to Lever Gun?

I'd grab my Rossi '92 in 480 Ruger. I handload my own and love the rifle.

My old standby would be a 1956 Model 94 Winchester in 32 Winchester. A great little carbine that has taken many deer.
by Trailboss
Sun Aug 23, 2015 3:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody Have To Use A CPAP Machine?
Replies: 33
Views: 1409

Re: Anybody Have To Use A CPAP Machine?

I was diagnosed with severe sleep apnea a few months back. My Doc suggested a CPAP machine. I researched the topic and saw that many people use an apnea mouth guard instead of a CPAP machine. My dentist was familiar with the mouth guard and made one for me. I love it. I feel so much better and sleep...
by Trailboss
Wed May 13, 2015 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Did Grandpa Ever Get A Deer.
Replies: 22
Views: 1785

Re: How Did Grandpa Ever Get A Deer.

I've been carrying a Winchester model 64 in 32 Win Special for a bit over 40 years. It's still taking venison.
by Trailboss
Tue Apr 21, 2015 2:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kit To Reload .22 Rimfire
Replies: 29
Views: 1216

Re: Kit To Reload .22 Rimfire

I believe I will just stick with fancy store bought 22 shells. I've been setting aside a brick here and there and now have a lifetime supply. My average cost over 30 years works out to be 1.8 cents per.
by Trailboss
Wed Dec 10, 2014 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Turnbull's Big Bore Classics
Replies: 34
Views: 4710

Re: Turnbull's Big Bore Classics

Wow, you fellas must be financially well off to be spending that kind of money. I was fortunate to find one of the rare Rossi Puma in 480 Ruger back when they were cheap. I spent a couple of hours slicking it up and it's now smooth as glass. I cast my own gas check 390 grain leads using a six cavity...
by Trailboss
Sun Nov 30, 2014 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Made my decision on what to do about a truck "rifle"
Replies: 21
Views: 2457

Re: Made my decision on what to do about a truck "rifle"

I ended up using a Sig556 pistol to make mine. I like it a lot.

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by Trailboss
Fri Sep 26, 2014 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 22 lr ammo for self defense/survival
Replies: 24
Views: 1026

Re: 22 lr ammo for self defense/survival

I would see a difference between a survival situation and an EOTWAWKI situation. I also see a different need depending on geographic location. Alaska survival: a big bore rifle for bear/elk and a S&W K-22 for small game. Washington/Oregon survival near a city: a suppressed Savage Mk-II 22 rifle and ...
by Trailboss
Tue Jun 10, 2014 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rossi in 480 Ruger...scarce...?
Replies: 7
Views: 1981

Re: Rossi in 480 Ruger...scarce...?

Not only has Rossi confirmed that only 100 Model 92 carbines were made in 480 Ruger caliber, but those 100 carbines consisted of quite a few different variations. Stainless or Blued 16" or 20" Fiber optic front sight, rear steel Fiber optic front, fiber optic rear Steel front, steel rear sight Bolt ...
by Trailboss
Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: new to lever guns
Replies: 29
Views: 819

Re: new to lever guns

The Rossi M92 is an excellent choice for any pistol cartridge and one in .357 would be a perfect match.

For lever action .22s, Browning, Winchester, Marlin and Henry are all good choices. I'm pretty sure even Rossi makes one in 22 also.
by Trailboss
Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is your favorite loading manual?
Replies: 23
Views: 607

Re: What is your favorite loading manual?

Ken Waters Pet Loads
by Trailboss
Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Short Barrel Accuracy With A Scope
Replies: 14
Views: 405

Re: Short Barrel Accuracy With A Scope

I think we're looking at quite a few different factors. Bullet design, bullet weight deviation, bullet velocity, bullet spin, bullet stabilization, sight radius, execution of shot. I don't think a bullet will achieve stability for long range accuracy if fired from a 1 inch barrel, though it may have...
by Trailboss
Sun Jan 06, 2013 5:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lets talk 401 Winchester
Replies: 10
Views: 1059

Re: Lets talk 401 Winchester

I have enjoyed owning and shooting many different firearms over the years, Winchester's 401 and 351 were two of them. On the plus side both were a hoot to own and shoot. They did have a downside however. The design was known for cracking the forend and butt stocks and it lived up to it's reputation....
by Trailboss
Tue Jan 01, 2013 2:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I guess levers aren't cool...
Replies: 18
Views: 1139

Re: I guess levers aren't cool...

Congrats Oly, those Rossi 92's are great little guns. I have a .357, 44 mag and a 480 Ruger. All slick as could be and 100% reliable. I hope to see a range report from yours.

tb
by Trailboss
Sat Dec 22, 2012 7:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: In praise of the Ruger Mini-14...
Replies: 22
Views: 1211

Re: In praise of the Ruger Mini-14...

With my early issue Mini-14 and Mini-30 I had 2"-3" at a hundred yards depending on ammo. Not bad and both accounted for a bunch of coyote and deer. I sold em both back some years when I needed money for another project. Couple of years ago I picked up a new blued Mini-14 with the improved barrel. W...
by Trailboss
Thu Dec 20, 2012 4:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: In praise of the Ruger Mini-14...
Replies: 22
Views: 1211

Re: In praise of the Ruger Mini-14...

Actually, the Mini-14 is more of an upgrade to the M1 Carbine than a decendant of the M14 or M1A. :) If a person does a side by side quick glance, this is absolutely the impression, however it's not true. "History The Mini-14 was first introduced in 1974 by Ruger. The name Mini-14 is derived from t...
by Trailboss
Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: YAY! Me gottum Model 64
Replies: 17
Views: 412

Re: YAY! Me gottum Model 64

Very nice! I love the 32 Special in a Winchester M64. Mine is the same model except that I've worn most of the bluing off after 40 years of carrying. Still an excellent shooter. Wow, that one is beutiful!! Congrats
by Trailboss
Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ever have a LED (flashlight bulb) grow CRYSTALS...?
Replies: 16
Views: 651

Re: Ever have a LED (flashlight bulb) grow CRYSTALS...?

AJMD429 wrote:As you can see, the 'crystal' growth is not just on the outside of the plastic (?) LED, but actually is also inside it.
You wouldn't happen to have a packet of silica gel in your gunsafe would you?
by Trailboss
Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chiappa Triple Threat Shotgun
Replies: 28
Views: 1771

Re: Chiappa Triple Threat Shotgun

That video is a riot :D Not sure of the application though. Too heavy for upland game, too weird for home defense :mrgreen: Me: Stop or I'll shoot Bad Guy: What is that thing? Me: It's a gun BG: No way Me: Yes way, better stop BG: Laughs and keeps coming BANGBANGBANG Prosecutor: You did what with wh...
by Trailboss
Sat Nov 10, 2012 6:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone shooting a Sig 556?
Replies: 16
Views: 457

Re: Anyone shooting a Sig 556?

Anything made in the last four to five years from Sig USA is suspect, the 556's being among the more suspect. This is so not true. Have a few Sigs including a couple of 556 and I would trust either Sig 556 over an AR platform any day. Thousands of rounds and not a single failure to feed or fire. Ac...
by Trailboss
Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alaska - rifles and COLD storage
Replies: 26
Views: 1314

Re: Alaska - rifles and COLD storage

It is quite probable that the temperature will reach -80 below in some areas and wind chill will need to be subtracted from that. -80 minus another 50 for wind chill = -130 degress F is quite possible and in some areas probable.
by Trailboss
Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .30 carbine... Am I missing something?
Replies: 40
Views: 2005

Re: .30 carbine... Am I missing something?

I carried a 30 Carbine back in the late '70s deer hunting. Wasn't too impressed with it as a deer cartridge, but at the time I was using hardball ammo. Never lost a deer, but often needed more than one hit. Also tried a Winchester 351 and 401 around the same time with similar results. Next carried a...
by Trailboss
Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Weights differ between Rossi, Chiappa and Winchester 92's??
Replies: 9
Views: 882

Re: Weights differ between Rossi, Chiappa and Winchester 92's??

I wouldn't take the Rossi stated weight too serious. Rossi has quite a bit of latitude in choosing wood and that wood is of many species. I have a Rossi M92 with wood that is near blond and very light and another Rossi M92 with walnut which is dark and heavy. I suppose the M92 they weighed that day ...
by Trailboss
Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oregon Arms Collectors BIG SHOW 8/25-8/26
Replies: 7
Views: 724

Re: Oregon Arms Collectors BIG SHOW 8/25-8/26

I enjoyed the show and saw lots of very fine weapons. Tables filled with very fine rifles, shotguns, handguns and accessories. I probably won't go back though at least for a few years. Unless I win the lottery and can walk in with 5k-100k of cash that I can afford to spend on a firearm that I will l...
by Trailboss
Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best scope for 375 h&h?
Replies: 22
Views: 2384

Re: Best scope for 375 h&h?

My Winchester Model 70 in 375 H&H sports a Leupold 1.5-5x20 in a QD Leupold ring/mount set. In 20 years, it's kept it's zero with yearly carry.
by Trailboss
Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Okay, you religious types! Update, She's gonna be fine!!
Replies: 48
Views: 2049

Re: Okay, you religious types! Need some help!

Praying for her and the rest of the family.
by Trailboss
Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite 30-30 powder?
Replies: 30
Views: 1493

Re: Favorite 30-30 powder?

4895 has given me excellent accuracy. Very consistant.