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by K1500
Wed Aug 19, 2015 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ram Big Horn eco diesel-powered
Replies: 46
Views: 2546

Re: Ram Big Horn eco diesel-powered

That page shows 1,398/7,800 for the Bighorn and 1,076/8,050 for the Laramie. I was looking at the Laramie. Enjoy the truck. I'm just glad they finally brought a smaller diesel to the US.
by K1500
Wed Aug 19, 2015 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ram Big Horn eco diesel-powered
Replies: 46
Views: 2546

Re: Ram Big Horn eco diesel-powered

I'm not trying to pick a fight, and I hope it didn't come off like that. I looked at a quad cab Laramie 4x4 with ecodiesel. It lists payload at 1,076 lbs. That's with no accessories and a 150 pound driver. Put 4 230 pound guys in the truck and you have a whopping 306 pounds or cargo carrying capacit...
by K1500
Wed Aug 19, 2015 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ram Big Horn eco diesel-powered
Replies: 46
Views: 2546

Re: u

that would look great with a home-made camper shell on the back. all the utility of the van that way, and keeps your powder dry. plus a relief funnel in the corner, what's not to like? http://butlerprojects.com/other/truckcamper/index.htm I really like the gunner's hatch . . . :D Only problem is wi...
by K1500
Mon Nov 17, 2014 12:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Non-corrosive cartridge loops - ?
Replies: 16
Views: 2456

Re: Non-corrosive cartridge loops - ?

As mentioned try nickel cases. What was not mentioned was to try CCI blazer aluminum ammo if you are shooting factory ammo.
by K1500
Thu Oct 30, 2014 4:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The ol' hairy eyeball gets an upgrade
Replies: 14
Views: 998

Re: The ol' hairy eyeball gets an upgrade

Aging boomers...we are into boomers aging kits that need this. I used to find some humor in my father having difficulty with small print at close distances. I laugh no more.
by K1500
Sun Sep 28, 2014 11:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Q; far removed from leverguns
Replies: 14
Views: 1865

Re: Q; far removed from leverguns

Perhaps they are an odd size so that a guy doesn't get the idea to jam a 2x4 into one and use it as a winch point for a 4-wheeler.

Actually, I have no idea why.
by K1500
Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which 86 would you guys keep?
Replies: 29
Views: 2251

Re: Which 86 would you guys keep?

Are these rifles you have collected and you want to simplify, or are these guns you inherited from your father?
by K1500
Wed Jul 09, 2014 9:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Choose one rifle for me to carry on extended backpack trip
Replies: 110
Views: 7724

Re: Choose one rifle for me to carry on extended backpack tr

This is a lever guns forum but a lightweight AR or Mini 14 would do the trick. They are easily scoped, lightweight, rugged, easy to convert to .22, light weight ammo, and have all the power you will ever need for game in the Arkansas/Oklahoma mountains.
by K1500
Wed Jul 02, 2014 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ?opinion: ruger 10-22 take-down
Replies: 20
Views: 1498

Re: ?opinion: ruger 10-22 take-down

I have one and it is my favorite version of the 10-22. It is more accurate than my fixed barrel 10-22 and the bag it comes with is really nice and holds spare mags, ammo, even a small handgun.
by K1500
Thu Jun 05, 2014 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LCP...didn't need it, got it anyways
Replies: 52
Views: 2977

Re: LCP...didn't need it, got it anyways

My experience mimics the OP and others. I reluctantly bought one and find in the swampy 90+ degree days it gets carried a lot motor then than even my compact S&W Shield. It shoots well and has been 100% reliable. I have both HP and FMJ loadings, but I carry Winchester factory FMJ-FP. My logic is pen...
by K1500
Sun Jun 01, 2014 11:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old West trip
Replies: 27
Views: 2479

Re: Old West trip

The proof of ownership via receipt is a new one to me in the Navajo nation, and may be a good reason the skip that part of the trip. Of course, they sell blank receipt books at Office Depot...
by K1500
Sun Jun 01, 2014 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody thinking about a Glock?t
Replies: 41
Views: 2389

Re: Anybody thinking about a Glock?t

If you get along with it, a Glock 20 is a nice trail gun. As far as no 'soul' and feeling mass produced, well I guess we all have our preferences. A Colt 1911 or Beretta 92 are mass produced firearms as well. I like all kinds of different handguns, but if you gave me 30 seconds to pick one centerfir...
by K1500
Thu May 15, 2014 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Federal Deer THUGS ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1572

Re: Federal Deer THUGS ?

Repackaged federal fusion with a funny name. Like I said, there are enough high performing items out there I don't need to buy THUG ammo, Nugent Ammo, or zombie anything to get something that works in the field. Have fun being a THUG! :D
by K1500
Thu May 15, 2014 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Federal Deer THUGS ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1572

Re: Federal Deer THUGS ?

While it supports a worthy cause (one to which I donate), I personally refuse to buy products with stupid advertising like deer THUGS. I guess it would be okay if you consider yourself a thug...
by K1500
Sat Apr 26, 2014 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .22lr ammo
Replies: 11
Views: 1374

Re: .22lr ammo

I have had no problems with Winchester bulk, but would not touch Remington 22's with a barge pole :D :D :D Everyone keeps saying this but I have had no trouble from Remington bulk and it is the only ammo my Walther will run reliably. I cannot understand the disparity of opinions on function. 10's o...
by K1500
Sat Apr 26, 2014 1:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruger LCP Range Report…
Replies: 43
Views: 2665

Re: Ruger LCP Range Report…

I hear a lot of comments about the LCP trigger, what am I missing here. The trigger on mine is very smooth and is lighter than my j-frame revolvers. That's what the LCP trigger reminds me of, the smooth double action trigger stroke of a good revolver. Very shootable for me. Ruger redesigned the sig...
by K1500
Sun Apr 13, 2014 9:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Light mount on Browning 92
Replies: 9
Views: 750

Re: Light mount on Browning 92

Neat install, but you may have messed up your plan to shorten the barrel. I believe you shorten the barrel from the front and the mag tube from the back. That would #1 put your silver soldered mount well into the forend and #2 not change the distance between the light and front sight (thus it would ...
by K1500
Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Loose Forend Wood
Replies: 10
Views: 1323

Re: Loose Forend Wood

You am also be able to use small sliver of wood (toothpick) as a small wedge. It will come back out when you take the fore end off again, but how often do you really do that? The inner tube solution sounds like it would work as well, but I have never tried it.
by K1500
Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How would this be handled where you live?
Replies: 28
Views: 2116

Re: How would this be handled where you live?

It didn't happen in a school, it happened near a school.
by K1500
Sun Feb 23, 2014 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let it be
Replies: 38
Views: 3970

Re: Let it be

jcw wrote:
Mescalero wrote:No, there are two of us.

No, there are three of us.
At least four of us exist...
by K1500
Sat Jan 25, 2014 8:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recoil pad that won't hang-up on clothing
Replies: 7
Views: 884

Re: Recoil pad that won't hang-up on clothing

BILLYDIXON wrote:I use to put electrical tape on my recoil pads. It was a lot easier to do that than replacing a original pad. Shooting International Skeet, Sporting Clays or hunting.
This.
by K1500
Fri Jan 24, 2014 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning's new A5
Replies: 19
Views: 1945

Re: Browning's new A5

Oh, I know and I have no argument about progress. It just sounded like folks were talking like it was a reintroduced A5, as in a new version of the exact same gun.
by K1500
Fri Jan 24, 2014 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning's new A5
Replies: 19
Views: 1945

Re: Browning's new A5

It is an A5 in name and style only. As mentioned, that action is completely different than the old A5.
by K1500
Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M-14--Full Auto--50 rd mag !!
Replies: 21
Views: 1525

Re: M-14--Full Auto--50 rd mag !!

Cool video, but it doesn't look like he is controlling it well enough for it to be truly useful.
by K1500
Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Model 94 windage
Replies: 11
Views: 907

Re: Model 94 windage

Make sure the front sight is centered. Tap the rear with a brass punch. It is a bit of trial and error but I have never needed more than a couple of adjustments to get any of mine zeroed. It isn't hard at all. I put a piece of masking tape on the barrel and the sight and mark them with a pencil tic ...
by K1500
Sat Dec 28, 2013 4:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Having a blast at latest job
Replies: 16
Views: 1081

Re: Having a blast at latest job

It didn't even break the back glass out?
by K1500
Sun Dec 01, 2013 1:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Problem With a Bolt Gun
Replies: 14
Views: 843

Re: Problem With a Bolt Gun

Millions of places around Jackson where you can fire a rifle off safely. The good news is Wyoming is still a free state and you cannot get a ticket for driving around with a loaded rifle. The problem with firing the rifle is the possibility that the bolt will still not lift and your hunt is over. Ri...
by K1500
Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fuel Stick Handwarmers
Replies: 13
Views: 1970

Re: Fuel Stick Handwarmers

I tried a fuel stick warmer 20+ years ago and it was hard to keep light and stunk when in use. HotHands disposables are safe, effective, and cheap enough girl me if needed.
by K1500
Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sellers remorse
Replies: 37
Views: 1972

Re: Sellers remorse

I almost sold a 329pd earlier this year to fund a Delta Elite. I am glad I didn't as I would miss the 329 a lot.
by K1500
Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Antique finish for a lever gun
Replies: 41
Views: 5330

Re: Antique finish for a lever gun

I would haunt the used racks of the LGS and find one that someone else had 'antiqued' already. I love the look myself, but I want to think of the stories the gun could tell with the wear. I have a flatband that has a nice amount of wear on it. I spent less on it than I would have by buying a newer r...
by K1500
Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Win 94 - pre 64 front sight height..?
Replies: 5
Views: 1020

Re: Win 94 - pre 64 front sight height..?

I caught you on the campfire, but here is a link to a thread I just did about this.

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=45757
by K1500
Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Win 94 - pre 64 front sight height..?
Replies: 5
Views: 1020

Re: Win 94 - pre 64 front sight height..?

Double tap.
by K1500
Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another Stock Refinish Thread
Replies: 26
Views: 1768

Re: Another Stock Refinish Thread

Embrace it and go honey blond. At least it will be different.
by K1500
Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Refinish a pre 64 stock. Original finish question?-DONE!
Replies: 23
Views: 2169

Re: Refinish a pre 64 stock. Original finish question?-DONE

Watco is an oil varnish blend (I used natural, which has no die or pigment in it). I believe it is boiled linseed oil, mineral spirits, and varnish. I have used it on furniture in the past, but this is my first stock. After the stock was done to bare wood I lightly sanded any spots where the grain w...
by K1500
Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Refinish a pre 64 stock. Original finish question?-DONE!
Replies: 23
Views: 2169

Re: Refinish a pre 64 stock. Original finish question?-DONE

That's a good idea. I played around with filling the pit in the stock with epoxy. In my sample pieces it looked good, but it would have required too much sanding to get it level and off of the surrounding wood. I'm okay with some character on this rifle, since the forend and the rest of the gun show...
by K1500
Sun Sep 22, 2013 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Refinish a pre 64 stock. Original finish question?-DONE!
Replies: 23
Views: 2169

Re: Refinish a pre 64 stock. Original finish question?

O.K. I got it done. 3 coats of Watco, with a wet sand using P400 on the second coat, plus one coat of wax. It is not as glossy as the pics indicate, as there was strong overhead light. I'm happy, and thanks to all who gave advice. http://i736.photobucket.com/albums/xx2/K1500_sawdust/image_zps2ce9e34...
by K1500
Sun Sep 15, 2013 1:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Refinish a pre 64 stock. Original finish question?-DONE!
Replies: 23
Views: 2169

Re: Refinish a pre 64 stock. Original finish question?

I got a chance to look at the rifle a bit closer with the stock off. I am going to clean it well before the stock goes back on, but my 99% guess it was refinished just went to 100%. There is finish on the barrel and magazine tube from the forearm. This is the second Winchester I have owned that the ...
by K1500
Sat Sep 14, 2013 7:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Refinish a pre 64 stock. Original finish question?-DONE!
Replies: 23
Views: 2169

Re: Refinish a pre 64 stock. Original finish question?

That looks really good. I have always had a 'thing' for a matte natural walnut finish, so that's what I'm going for. I have had fun fixing this rifle up. When I bought it it had a damaged front sight. I stuck it in the safe for a few years, contemplated chopping it down to trapper length, didn't do ...
by K1500
Sat Sep 14, 2013 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Refinish a pre 64 stock. Original finish question?-DONE!
Replies: 23
Views: 2169

Re: Refinish a pre 64 stock. Original finish question?

Well, the stock is off, finish gone, and dents steamed. I believe I will wait until tomorrow to finish the stock. Some of the dents came out, but dents of un unknown age in a 70 year old stock are probably tough to get out. The damage to the forend is actually material that has been removed, so no a...
by K1500
Sat Sep 14, 2013 1:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: jeep Gladiator...
Replies: 23
Views: 1296

Re: jeep Gladiator...

Just in time for Tremors 5! Put some Mickey Thompsons on that thing and bring back Earl, Val, and Burt.
by K1500
Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Refinish a pre 64 stock. Original finish question?-DONE!
Replies: 23
Views: 2169

Re: Refinish a pre 64 stock. Original finish question?

All good advice. I would never sand the old finish off, that sounds like a disaster. My plan was to strip chemically following label directions (scrape with a plastic scraper and rub with med steel wool). Steam out the dents as best I can. Lucky for me, the wife bought a new iron a few years ago so ...
by K1500
Fri Sep 13, 2013 11:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Refinish a pre 64 stock. Original finish question?-DONE!
Replies: 23
Views: 2169

Re: Refinish a pre 64 stock. Original finish question?

Well gents, I believe I am going to give it a try tomorrow after doing some yard chores. When I get it done I will post pics. The gun is a nice shooter and hunting grade gun, but it is not an original finish so I will not devalue it by refinishing the stock. I have had great success on oak, walnut, ...
by K1500
Fri Sep 13, 2013 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Get A Load of This
Replies: 22
Views: 1466

Re: Get A Load of This

Yes, they can shoot a lot better than most folks give them credit for. I had been working off the bench that day with a Mini 14 and 3x9 Weaver scope that would throw annoying fliers. The Winchester group was my last group of the day. After shooting it, I turned to my friend and asked why I'm messing...
by K1500
Fri Sep 13, 2013 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Get A Load of This
Replies: 22
Views: 1466

Re: Get A Load of This

Very nice. I managed to muster this group up when sighting in about a decade ago. 5 shots from the bench at 100 yards with a 1950's model Winchester 94 with stock iron sights. I would shoot and my buddy spotting for me would call "center, about an inch high" which is where I wanted them. Next shot s...
by K1500
Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Refinish a pre 64 stock. Original finish question?-DONE!
Replies: 23
Views: 2169

Re: Refinish a pre 64 stock. Original finish question?

Yes, the deep dings with finish of them is one thing that leads me to believe it has been refinished. I would expect the finish to be scraped or damaged in the dings. In addition, it just appears too 'good' for the general condition of the stock and the rest of the metal. My intentions were to remov...
by K1500
Thu Sep 12, 2013 11:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Refinish a pre 64 stock. Original finish question?-DONE!
Replies: 23
Views: 2169

Refinish a pre 64 stock. Original finish question?-DONE!

I always get good advice here. I have a flatband 94 and am contemplating stripping the finish on the stock, steaming a couple of dents out, and refinishing in a rubbed oil finish. Before I do this I am curious about what the original finish is supposed to look like. If this gun has the original fini...
by K1500
Tue Sep 03, 2013 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finally Leaving On My Big USA Tour....
Replies: 35
Views: 1730

Re: Finally Leaving On My Big USA Tour....

Go to the Buffalo Bill Historic Center in Cody. You can spend half a day in the gun portion, which is only 1/5 of the museum. The Ponderosa RV park is very close and within walking distance of the museum, Sierra Trading Post, and a DQ.
by K1500
Sat Aug 24, 2013 10:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94 flatband front sight question
Replies: 8
Views: 2884

Re: Winchester 94 flatband front sight question

Thanks for the tip on the elevator calibration,I haven't hear that before. That is pretty neat and makes sense if you thnk about it. A lot of good thought went into these rifles.
by K1500
Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94 flatband front sight question
Replies: 8
Views: 2884

Re: Winchester 94 flatband front sight question

Update, Well, no one can accuse me of being quick, but I finally put the Midway order together and got it done. My rifle had a damaged front sight and a damaged base. Someone mangled the sight itself, and the base appears to be leaning ever so slightly. The old front sight was literally in danger or...