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by Catshooter
Fri Jan 19, 2024 9:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: THE BEST CALIBER
Replies: 63
Views: 6238

Re: THE BEST CALIBER

An interesting factoid for those carrying a roller. John Correia has a You Tube channel (Active Self Protection) in which he analyses more that a thousand self defense shootings. He reports that he's seen only a few cases where someone involved in a gunfight has reloaded their piece, either roller o...
by Catshooter
Fri Jan 19, 2024 9:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This Reporter Was Lucky!
Replies: 13
Views: 932

Re: This Reporter Was Lucky!

A "journalist". Very likely too bad that the lion didn't attack.
by Catshooter
Sat Jul 22, 2023 9:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This is a pretty cool shooter
Replies: 21
Views: 930

Re: This is a pretty cool shooter

Every thing deteriorates over time. 1887 is pre-steel I think, so cast iron.

Cute gun, but not one I'd shoot.
by Catshooter
Fri May 12, 2023 11:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Flat band 94s
Replies: 15
Views: 894

Re: Flat band 94s

This ^^^. (Six, shift 6 to find the ^, unless you're on a phone.)

I stripped a Smith Hand Ejector in .32 from about 1911 once. I could count my mustache hairs in some of the internal parts they were that well polished.
by Catshooter
Fri May 12, 2023 11:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spermwhale oil
Replies: 14
Views: 954

Re: Spermwhale oil

It's interesting stuff. Never hardens. Never. It's sound transmission qualities are unmatched. Fair to middling lubrication characteristics, modern synthetics are better in that regard. Legal to own, use, give away. Quite illegal in the US to sell any quantity at all. Felony. I like it for precision...
by Catshooter
Fri Apr 07, 2023 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Makes you wonder. Revolver discussion
Replies: 33
Views: 1437

Re: Makes you wonder. Revolver discussion

Never questioned your manhood (or even thought about it). I was just amused. I enjoyed your posts/pics of the big bores.
by Catshooter
Sun Apr 02, 2023 9:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Testing Bullet Pull
Replies: 15
Views: 581

Re: Testing Bullet Pull

Bullet pull (lot's of it) really helps ignition. Pretty sure though that the primer almost always pops the bullet outa the brass before the powder ignites. Read that many times, and the times when I've (or someone else) fired a round without powder the bullet rarely stays in the case. Exceptions, al...
by Catshooter
Sun Apr 02, 2023 9:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Makes you wonder. Revolver discussion
Replies: 33
Views: 1437

Re: Makes you wonder. Revolver discussion

All those great big bores you've shown us over the years and you're carrying a 9? A 9???

Stop the planet, I want off.
by Catshooter
Sat Feb 18, 2023 9:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brownells has updated their website!
Replies: 4
Views: 379

Re: Brownells has updated their website!

Christ, it's about bloody time. Their IT department should have been taken out and shot.
by Catshooter
Wed Jan 04, 2023 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colion Noir should know better...
Replies: 10
Views: 581

Re: Colion Noir should know better...

I feel the same way, everytime I hear an "expert" call a Suppressor a Silencer. Idiocy I believe the first successful suppressor was patented as "silencer" by Maxim, so I can see where they get it from. Well, not only that, but what about SilencerCo, Silencer Central, Silencer S...
by Catshooter
Thu Dec 22, 2022 11:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just one powder
Replies: 37
Views: 1362

Re: Just one powder

Unique. Universal Clays is flash-suppressed but is also position sensitive. Gave wild results in .38-55 for me.

So, probably Unique.
by Catshooter
Sun Dec 04, 2022 12:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wet Tumbling
Replies: 17
Views: 824

Re: Wet Tumbling

My friends who use SS pins tell me they get stuck inside cases, especially in primer flash holes on occasion. The SS pins are rounded ends, so no chance of sticking your finger though. I love my ceramic pins as they're tiny, but large enough not to fit a flash hole. I use a rotary media separator t...
by Catshooter
Sat Oct 29, 2022 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Target Shooting At Long Range With Handguns
Replies: 13
Views: 720

Re: Target Shooting At Long Range With Handguns

Jim,

With a .450 bullet, how did that affect it's fit in the case? What die did you use for sizing, an old tapered steel set?
by Catshooter
Mon Oct 24, 2022 10:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .44 Special
Replies: 26
Views: 1518

Re: .44 Special

" I ran across a half a box of old balloon-head cartridges that I had loaded a few years back. These have to be getting close to 90 years old!" These loads you put up getting onto 90 years ago, just how old are you Jim? And how old were you when you started reloading? Did you negotiate the...
by Catshooter
Fri Oct 21, 2022 9:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OLD battery lead?
Replies: 13
Views: 733

Re: OLD battery lead?

Arsenic content is high and it doesn't take much to adjust your attitude.
by Catshooter
Wed Oct 19, 2022 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Many Recipies Do You Have For Eggs?
Replies: 26
Views: 1213

Re: How Many Recipies Do You Have For Eggs?

Just one. Sunny side up, broken yoke. Spreads the goodness! Two every day.
by Catshooter
Thu Oct 13, 2022 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Aging eyes and the 35 Remington
Replies: 13
Views: 963

Re: Aging eyes and the 35 Remington

Good luck!
by Catshooter
Wed Oct 05, 2022 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Paco's book still available???
Replies: 11
Views: 776

Re: Is Paco's book still available???

I tried some years (5,6?) to get the CD but Paco never responded to my emails.
by Catshooter
Wed Oct 05, 2022 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unique in .30-30?
Replies: 21
Views: 1649

Re: Unique in .30-30?

Ray wrote: Wed Oct 05, 2022 4:28 pm I wonder if this might work in this application......

https://www.grafs.com/retail/catalog/pr ... uctId/5400
Good chance, but you know the only way to find out.
by Catshooter
Mon Oct 03, 2022 7:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Don’t see these much anymore
Replies: 23
Views: 1692

Re: Don’t see these much anymore

Oh, feral housecats. That's how I got my user name and we have a real problem with them in my town.
by Catshooter
Mon Oct 03, 2022 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting 22 Mag Self-Defense Revolver
Replies: 15
Views: 874

Re: Interesting 22 Mag Self-Defense Revolver

I think the .22 mag can shine with a barrel of some length, but it needs some velocity to actually magnum.

Either Paco or Jim (can't recall which) relate a good story about using a .22 mag in an 8 3/8" Smith for critter control to excellent effect. It was Paco, I think.
by Catshooter
Sun Oct 02, 2022 9:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting 22 Mag Self-Defense Revolver
Replies: 15
Views: 874

Re: Interesting 22 Mag Self-Defense Revolver

The link provided forces you to kiss their layers' butt before you enter the site. Quite a list of "we have never, ever heard of the word responsible". That said, yeah, I can poke fun at two rounds of .22 mag for defense. Against rabbits? Naw, yer good. Carpetbaggers? Twenty-two mag out of...
by Catshooter
Thu Sep 22, 2022 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Don’t see these much anymore
Replies: 23
Views: 1692

Re: Don’t see these much anymore

To hell with the cats! I'll take the Ruger! It's a .45 Colt isn't it Scott? I had a seven and a half incher that I put one of those Ruger brass grip frames on many years ago. Sold it, of course, genius that I am. I love those old models.
by Catshooter
Wed Sep 21, 2022 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unique in .30-30?
Replies: 21
Views: 1649

Re: Unique in .30-30?

My favorite cat sneeze load for the .30-30 is a Lyman 3118 (311008) over 5.0 grains of Red Dot. Very quiet with the silencer and great for small game.
by Catshooter
Sun Sep 04, 2022 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sash Counterweights....bullet material...?
Replies: 9
Views: 748

Re: Sash Counterweights....bullet material...?

Usually they're cast iron, but a magnet will tell the tale.
by Catshooter
Fri Aug 26, 2022 10:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: speaking of 30-30
Replies: 32
Views: 2034

Re: speaking of 30-30

If I had to do it with ONE mould it'd be the 311041 (31141) for sure. Gotta have that flat point for any target with meat in it. Mine drop 183 grain bullets. Those over 18.5 grains of 2400 is a favorite and is good for about 2,000 feet. Mighty tough on squirrels though. The second mould would be for...
by Catshooter
Fri Aug 26, 2022 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Took a little effort
Replies: 17
Views: 809

Re: Took a little effort

I think that a 64 is one of the most beautiful rifles ever made. Very nice.
by Catshooter
Sat Jul 30, 2022 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DOGS - The Unfriendly Kind
Replies: 17
Views: 1653

Re: DOGS - The Unfriendly Kind

Smart boy.
by Catshooter
Fri Jul 29, 2022 10:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DOGS - The Unfriendly Kind
Replies: 17
Views: 1653

Re: DOGS - The Unfriendly Kind

I just love it when the owner says, "Oh, don't worry, he won't bite!" It's an animal. Animals (just like humans) bite when they think it's time to bite.
by Catshooter
Wed Jul 27, 2022 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DOGS - The Unfriendly Kind
Replies: 17
Views: 1653

Re: DOGS - The Unfriendly Kind

Twice in my life I've had two dogs (at the same time) come after me. In both cases the owners thought it was mildly amusing right up to the point of my hand striking the butt of my .45. Then they could hardly call off their precious pups quick enough.

Fools.
by Catshooter
Wed Jul 27, 2022 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Woods walking Kick around gun
Replies: 36
Views: 2494

Re: Woods walking Kick around gun

Seems to me that higher chamber pressure equates to a louder noise upon firing. The . 357 has its place, but it is not usually a quiet round. Yep. The higher the pressure, and the smaller the bore the loudenboomer they get. The new .30 Super Carry should be excellent at blowing out ear drums. Thirt...
by Catshooter
Sat Jul 23, 2022 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Down in Uvalde
Replies: 76
Views: 5405

Re: Down in Uvalde

Every single officer there is a gold-plated coward. The same is true of anyone in line of their command structure all the way to the top.

Every single officer knew there were children dying. There is absolutely zero excuse for such inaction, such irresponsibility. Zero.
by Catshooter
Sat Jul 23, 2022 8:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Shooting Drills
Replies: 5
Views: 560

Re: New Shooting Drills

Surely in a department the size of Uvalde's there has to be some good men. I wonder how many of them have quit? I couldn't work for the sort of excuse of a human being their commander is. I like those drills Jim. It's quite common to see some fool post how there's no way you'd ever need to shoot in ...
by Catshooter
Sat Jul 23, 2022 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Game Slugs for .44 and .45
Replies: 6
Views: 610

Re: Game Slugs for .44 and .45

If you're even just a bit mechanically inclined and can follow directions and can afford to lay out for the tooling, casting your own is an excellent way to move forward. Doesn't take much money or skills. And then, the craziness of the times or not won't affect your ability to shoot as much as you ...
by Catshooter
Fri Jul 22, 2022 9:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Get a freezer monitor...
Replies: 10
Views: 984

Re: Get a freezer monitor...

Ball (and others) make jars that are much more reliable than any freezer ever built.
by Catshooter
Sat Jul 16, 2022 10:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ladies, leverguns, and bears... oh, my!
Replies: 14
Views: 1012

Re: Ladies, leverguns, and bears... oh, my!

Ok, thanks.
by Catshooter
Thu Jul 14, 2022 11:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ladies, leverguns, and bears... oh, my!
Replies: 14
Views: 1012

Re: Ladies, leverguns, and bears... oh, my!

hfcable,

Was it you who some years back posted a pic of a very well used (but very cared for) AR pattern carbine laying in the bottom of a canoe?

I recently got myself over my childish prejudice against the AR and would like to ask you about yours, if it was you.
by Catshooter
Sun Jul 03, 2022 9:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An Ugly Gun Campaign
Replies: 14
Views: 1239

Re: An Ugly Gun Campaign

My Lord, yeah, that one qualifies for ugly for sure. I think a High Point might be prettier!
by Catshooter
Tue Jun 28, 2022 8:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone have an idea of this manufacturer
Replies: 12
Views: 951

Re: Anyone have an idea of this manufacturer

That'll buff right out!
by Catshooter
Fri Jun 10, 2022 9:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scott's Nose-Damaged Bullets Got Me To Thinking
Replies: 17
Views: 1281

Re: Scott's Nose-Damaged Bullets Got Me To Thinking

I've fired two 100 yard 10 shot groups with the same bullet, same lube, same gas check, same powder charge and same rifle. Same day. The only difference was one set was "perfect" ones, the other wrinkled and damaged. You can't tell the two groups apart.
by Catshooter
Tue Jun 07, 2022 10:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No safe places
Replies: 25
Views: 1791

Re: No safe places

Recidivism is being able to do it again. Stop-and -frisk is the LEnf term for reason to believe/probable cause to search and remove firearms. Juliani had it right for NYC- As a former state/Federal agent-our Tombstone era society will not reward or defend you. The police are now a bit nervous about...
by Catshooter
Tue Jun 07, 2022 10:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cast or jacketed bullets in pitted 1894 Winchester barrel?
Replies: 11
Views: 1095

Re: Cast or jacketed bullets in pitted 1894 Winchester barrel?

I like Unique, if you have any. From five to ten grains is often quite accurate. And soft shooting of course.
by Catshooter
Mon Jun 06, 2022 8:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cast or jacketed bullets in pitted 1894 Winchester barrel?
Replies: 11
Views: 1095

Re: Cast or jacketed bullets in pitted 1894 Winchester barrel?

The one hard & fast rule in firearms is: there are no hard & fast rules. Really the only way to see what will work is to try it. Over on Cast Boolits some guys report getting decent accuracy with pitted bores, some don't. A friend of mine has worked with a Trapdoor with pits you could almost...
by Catshooter
Wed May 18, 2022 9:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Range Time with the 1911
Replies: 30
Views: 1838

Re: Range Time with the 1911

No kidding! I had some factory Mag-Tec .45 ACP one time. Rare for me. But it wouldn't shoot fer nothing! I pulled a round and the bullet was .448 in diameter!

Casting & reloading is the way.
by Catshooter
Sun May 15, 2022 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: American Bulldog Winner (update)
Replies: 35
Views: 2701

Re: American Bulldog Winner (update)

Scott Tschirhart wrote: Sat May 14, 2022 12:43 pm Wow, just WOW!!!

200 gr H&G 68 over 5 gr Bullseye at 15 yards.
Yea, I spose that'll do. Spose so. :)

How in the hell can a man not love a .45? 'Specially one that shoots!
by Catshooter
Sat May 07, 2022 1:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lightweight Commander type pistols
Replies: 32
Views: 2159

Re: Lightweight Commander type pistols

Ahh, I see. Thanks.
by Catshooter
Fri May 06, 2022 12:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lightweight Commander type pistols
Replies: 32
Views: 2159

Re: Lightweight Commander type pistols

Scott,

Nice piece. What is your IPSC loading?

2ndovc,

That's a nice looking holster. What are the two straps (?) on either end for?
by Catshooter
Fri May 06, 2022 12:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buffalo massacre in Oregon
Replies: 13
Views: 1346

Re: Buffalo massacre in Oregon

Catshooter, what would it take for you and fellow local shooters to resurrect the lever Sillywet match at your range? Here Bill it was a combination of death blows. The man that set the range up did it on a little piece of his own land, he loved to shoot. When passed, his wife said you boys just ke...
by Catshooter
Mon May 02, 2022 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buffalo massacre in Oregon
Replies: 13
Views: 1346

Re: Buffalo massacre in Oregon

Nice going man. It's fun to just shoot, but it's also fun to place, ain't it. I miss our Lever Action Silly wet. I still have my match rifle but haven't shot it since the range closed.
by Catshooter
Thu Apr 28, 2022 1:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Elmer's Bullets
Replies: 8
Views: 877

Re: Elmer's Bullets

I load the 452424 at 255 grains in my .45 autos. Runs about 800 feet and very accurate. Great design!