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by wm
Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Experience with Hornady XTP bullets on game...?
Replies: 12
Views: 182

Re: Experience with Hornady XTP bullets on game...?

I used XTP s in 45 Colt and 41 mag Blackhawks for hog hunting. Used it on a ram and a coyote as well. I was running both 'hot', near max loads using Win 296 powder, Winchester large pistol magnum primers. I don't exceed manual limits. I had good accuracy and expansion with near full weight retention...
by wm
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is there to like about a 450 Marlin?
Replies: 16
Views: 269

Re: What is there to like about a 450 Marlin?

Nephew and I are going out to range end of week to test drive the Marlin.

Still not sure how I feel about it. Honestly if it was a 45-70 I'd be on it but ………. I guess we will go from there.

Wm.
by wm
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Boyds gun stocks ...... any opinions?
Replies: 2
Views: 75

Boyds gun stocks ...... any opinions?

I got chatting with nephew about his 450 Marlin 'problem' & he mentioned his other project which is resurrecting a Mauser from a sporterized mutilation and ruination. Bubba done goofed this one up royally. Anyway he was looking at stocks and asked me about Boyds. I said I had good luck with a couple...
by wm
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do you carry your 1911?
Replies: 26
Views: 279

Re: How do you carry your 1911?

guido4198 wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:19 am
Jackass shoulder rig with 2 spare magazines works for me.
Me too

Wm
by wm
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is there to like about a 450 Marlin?
Replies: 16
Views: 269

What is there to like about a 450 Marlin?

Not trying to be a smart aleck or anything but I don't know much about the caliber in practical terms. The reason I ask is my nephew traded into one and he isn't sure he or his wife wants it and wondered if I might like to buy it from him. I'm not sure I need or want it but I'm open minded enough to...
by wm
Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayer Request — For My Mother
Replies: 19
Views: 117

Re: Prayer Request — For My Mother

Will do ….. for all of your family.

Wm
by wm
Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin adds curly maple furniture option to Model 336
Replies: 13
Views: 252

Marlin adds curly maple furniture option to Model 336

https://www.guns.com/news/2018/12/07/marlin-adds-curly-maple-furniture-option-to-model-336-lever-gun-line This PSA is brought to you by a guy too tired to tinker in his work room and too bored to do anything besides drink coffee and surf the net. Wm p.s. https://www.marlinfirearms.com/lever-action/m...
by wm
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question about intercessory prayer
Replies: 16
Views: 238

Re: Question about intercessory prayer

As I have gotten older I have come to believe the greatest blessings are to feel at peace and a sense of security. That is what I often pray for is that God envelope someone with his love to give them a sense of peace and security.

Wm
by wm
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: S&W SD9VE ...... review for those who care
Replies: 13
Views: 280

Re: S&W SD9VE ...... review for those who care

I'm considering a smaller 9mm from my S&W 59, and these at "under $200 used" seem like a great option. But perusing GB I saw none under $200, so I'll probably get something different as I see many compact 9mm selling around $225 new that I'd rather purchase. Just how small is this gun anyway? Easy ...
by wm
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 357 coated hard cast loads
Replies: 13
Views: 311

Re: 357 coated hard cast loads

Win 296 has always been a go to powder for me for any magnum needs. I'm not sure it is better then anything else but it has never disappointed me in performance, price, or availability so I've lacked a reason to pursue others. Kind of like me and the wife. My performance has been adequate, I'm cheap...
by wm
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If anyone is looking for a 99
Replies: 4
Views: 212

Re: If anyone is looking for a 99

I can't remember a time in my life that I wasn't looking for another Savage 99.


But alas I too prefer a bit more character and a bit less hefty a price tag.


Wm.
by wm
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: January 2019 Rifle Magazine
Replies: 11
Views: 316

Re: January 2019 Rifle Magazine

I get a bit bugged by the rehashes, but then I do consider that there are youngsters out there for whom it all new. My only problem is when they get it wrong. Seems some of the "younger" scribes fail to read what the older folks have already learned. Rehashes beat the hell out of stories on the 6.5...
by wm
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I wonder what this gun is....?
Replies: 7
Views: 264

Re: I wonder what this gun is....?

I'm not an expert but it seems to me that self contained cartridge ammunition has reached a plateau in its development. Unless something revolutionary is developed in terms of materials or chemistry (propellant) you're not going to see anything startling. Not just revolutionary in terms of performan...
by wm
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: S&W SD9VE ...... review for those who care
Replies: 13
Views: 280

S&W SD9VE ...... review for those who care

I say for those who care because I can imagine this particular firearm perhaps not having a lot of fans here. First of all its not pretty, its low end, its polymer, its not anything in particular. But …… its absolutely reliable. Goes bang each and every time no matter what its fed. Its consistent if...
by wm
Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How long must I wait?
Replies: 38
Views: 679

Re: How long must I wait?

I happen to stumble across this on GunBroker. Just thought I would pass it along. Not mine, no connection to me but the price seems at least reasonable .

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/793196194

Wm
by wm
Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: IMR 4064 for my .243 and 30-30
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Re: IMR 4064 for my .243 and 30-30

"Do any of you mix headstamps?" As a general rule ... ... no. Different manufacturers will have different internal dimensions and that effects pressure. But even different lots of the same manufacturers brass can have noticeable differences in internal capacity so sorting is no guarantee of anything...
by wm
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Herb Schmidt 22 single action revolvers......Anyone familiar with them?
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Re: Herb Schmidt 22 single action revolvers......Anyone familiar with them?

I found the actual GunBroker listings for the revolvers in question https://www.gunbroker.com/item/793069490 https://www.gunbroker.com/item/793069488 And a Wikipedia (of all places) description of the company https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herbert_Schmidt_Ostheim Its about a hours drive to the gun sh...
by wm
Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Herb Schmidt 22 single action revolvers......Anyone familiar with them?
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Herb Schmidt 22 single action revolvers......Anyone familiar with them?

I believe these were built in Germany and are either similar to or perhaps are Weihrauch produced 22lr revolvers like Herters used to import. I think the tooling eventually made its way to Tanfoglio who made them for FIE in the 1980s. I think they maybe based on the same patents as Heritage 22 singl...
by wm
Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How long must I wait?
Replies: 38
Views: 679

Re: How long must I wait?

What ballistics would you expect from a new 25 Rimfire? I'm just curious, I had not really thought about it before you brought it up.

Wm
by wm
Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Youll never see a cat do this
Replies: 6
Views: 257

Re: Youll never see a cat do this

Dog is God spelled backwards. We should all try to live a life worthy of our dogs love & devotion.

Wm
by wm
Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need Help With Loading 38 55
Replies: 20
Views: 360

Re: Need Help With Loading 38 55

If it were me I'd slug the barrel and measure it using a soft lead round ball, a dowel rod & mallet. Only takes a minute and then you know for sure.


Wm
by wm
Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Eye loupe?
Replies: 11
Views: 240

Re: Eye loupe?

I second the idea of a lighted magnifier on an arm.

Degradation of my eye sight and hearing (and mobility) really sucks. If I knew then what I know now I would have taken better care of myself.

Wm
by wm
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What y'all payin' for gas?
Replies: 57
Views: 719

Re: What y'all payin' for gas?

$1.97 last night as I drove to work.

Mid Michigan

Wm
by wm
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: federal bureau of prisons marked winchester 94?
Replies: 11
Views: 428

Re: federal bureau of prisons marked winchester 94?

Alcatraz - Firearms Inventory (1948)

http://www.notfrisco2.com/alcatraz/charts/firearms.htm

Just because there is no listing for Winchester 94 here does not mean there wasn't some at other prisons but ……… well you make up your own mind. I just found this interesting.
by wm
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hop, Hop, Hop, Hop... WHAM! (silence...)
Replies: 11
Views: 570

Re: Hop, Hop, Hop, Hop... WHAM! (silence...)

Honestly that is a really neat picture …… it tells a story without words. I printed that picture off and hung it in my reloading room. I really liked it.


Wm
by wm
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: As to the matter of converting Berdan cases to Boxer ........
Replies: 12
Views: 312

Re: As to the matter of converting Berdan cases to Boxer ........

765x53 wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:39 pm
Here is something on that subject that I stumbled onto and saved. https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/paralla ... 25275.html
I have never had occasion to try it.
This was really interesting and helpful. Thank you.

Wm
by wm
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: As to the matter of converting Berdan cases to Boxer ........
Replies: 12
Views: 312

Re: As to the matter of converting Berdan cases to Boxer ........

765x53 wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:39 pm
Here is something on that subject that I stumbled onto and saved. https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/paralla ... 25275.html
I have never had occasion to try it.
Thanks for the tip. Very interesting.
by wm
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: As to the matter of converting Berdan cases to Boxer ........
Replies: 12
Views: 312

Re: As to the matter of converting Berdan cases to Boxer ........

3leggedturtle wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:16 pm
There’s a couple of guys at Cast Boolits forumn that do this. Might even be a sticky on it. Todd/3leg
Thanks ...... I'll do some digging.

Wm
by wm
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: As to the matter of converting Berdan cases to Boxer ........
Replies: 12
Views: 312

Re: As to the matter of converting Berdan cases to Boxer ........

While reading the OP I was thinking not worth the trouble unless it's a very obsolete cartridge. However I understand not wanting to throw Swiss surplus brass away. It's mighty good stuff for once and done. I've read of methods, but don't remember the particulars. Good luck. Besides the Swiss 7.5 B...
by wm
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heritage Arms Sentry double action revolver in 38 spl ..... opinions?
Replies: 14
Views: 506

Re: Heritage Arms Sentry double action revolver in 38 spl ..... opinions?

You made out on that trade. Your friend...not so much. The trade was his idea. He has little to no regard for revolvers or the 38 spl cartridge. He took this in as part of package of firearms from an estate to get a S&W 1006 that he has been after for sometime. It all began when I told him about bu...
by wm
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: As to the matter of converting Berdan cases to Boxer ........
Replies: 12
Views: 312

As to the matter of converting Berdan cases to Boxer ........

As part of my preparation the months long celebration known as Reload-palooza at my home that begins every year on or around the winter solstice to help the inhabitants survive the hardships of a Michigan winter I am investigating the best method to convert Berdan primed cases to Boxer priming. It h...
by wm
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any advice or warnings as to reloading manuals?
Replies: 13
Views: 358

Re: Any advice or warnings as to reloading manuals?

I keep an eye out at gun shows for older manuals from Ideal, Lyman, or RCBS and buy those. Good advice there! I too collect the old ones when I can find them. Years ago I had good luck finding manuals & how to books (reloading and otherwise) at thrift and second hand stores but the last few years n...
by wm
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any advice or warnings as to reloading manuals?
Replies: 13
Views: 358

Re: Any advice or warnings as to reloading manuals?

Don’t take this wrong, but if you like regular performance then why buy new manuals ? The original load for the 6.5x55 has been killing moose since the 1890’s. :) I occasionally pick up a rifle in a new (to me) caliber or powders manufacturers have been known to change formulations of powders and I...
by wm
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any advice or warnings as to reloading manuals?
Replies: 13
Views: 358

Re: Any advice or warnings as to reloading manuals?

Like many of us, I have a library of such manuals going back to Sharpe and Waters and I use them to check loads in newer manuals. My only recommendation is NEVER use a new-to-you load from any source without checking other references to similar loads. There have and can be misprints in load documen...
by wm
Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 38 rimfire video by Mike Belliavue (spelling?)
Replies: 7
Views: 305

38 rimfire video by Mike Belliavue (spelling?)

Found this while researching a firearm in the used gun case of a local gun shop that I am mulling over. Thought some of you would find this diverting on a cold winters night. https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=mike+belliveau+38+rimfire&&view=detail&mid=55AE2A874B0DDE05D12255AE2A874B0DDE05D122&&FOR...
by wm
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any advice or warnings as to reloading manuals?
Replies: 13
Views: 358

Any advice or warnings as to reloading manuals?

I buy one (sometimes two) new reloading manuals every December. I've got a considerable back log and of course my 'go to' hand loads like 5,5 grains of Win 231/230 gr FMJ/JHP but I think it pays to always keep the library refreshed. My thoughts are I am shooting less and less jacketed bullets and mo...
by wm
Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heritage Arms Sentry double action revolver in 38 spl ..... opinions?
Replies: 14
Views: 506

Re: Heritage Arms Sentry double action revolver in 38 spl ..... opinions?

Well I swapped the Heritage 38 spl and a old RCBS rock chucker press I bought at local flea market for $60 this past summer& $25 cash for 1000 rounds of 9mm steel case of Russian manufacture that my buddy wanted who then swapped me a S&W model 10-8 that was reimported by CAI. He thinks it was Philip...
by wm
Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heritage Arms Sentry double action revolver in 38 spl ..... opinions?
Replies: 14
Views: 506

Re: Heritage Arms Sentry double action revolver in 38 spl ..... opinions?

Crude little revolver. I bought it for $40. The seller really wanted to be rid of it. I think I could have gotten it for less if I had tried. And even at $40 I have already a little buyers remorse. I stopped at range and fired 12 rounds of 38 spl 148 grain wadcutters at 600 ish fps. They all went ba...
by wm
Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heritage Arms Sentry double action revolver in 38 spl ..... opinions?
Replies: 14
Views: 506

Heritage Arms Sentry double action revolver in 38 spl ..... opinions?

Found for sale locally (feels more like it found me honestly) and am going to go look at tomorrow afternoon. Nickel plated, double action with 2" barrel, bought new by the current owners father in law in the mid 90s. What little I can find on it makes me think it most closely resembles a charter arm...
by wm
Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remington R51 9mm
Replies: 11
Views: 359

Re: Remington R51 9mm

I look forward to hearing more. It has been lurking on my to buy list but with the quality issues Remington had with the first generation and the ongoing issues with the RP series I've been reluctant. Life's too short to waste time on crappy guns.


Wm.
by wm
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 45 ACP cases made from Federal 270 Win?
Replies: 18
Views: 467

Re: 45 ACP cases made from Federal 270 Win?

Now ya gotz ta get a gun set up for 45 Super.... :D My buddy has a S&W 4506 that came with he heavier recoil spring so coincidentally he is set up IF he wants to pursue it...… but I doubt he will. He is not inclined for that sort of thing. He prefers to play it safe. My guess is now that he knows w...
by wm
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 45 ACP cases made from Federal 270 Win?
Replies: 18
Views: 467

Re: 45 ACP cases made from Federal 270 Win?

45 Super makes sense.

And that would explain the other bucket filled with cut down 243, 308, 30-06 etc.

Thanks to you all,


Wm
by wm
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 357 mag rifle
Replies: 36
Views: 1243

Re: 357 mag rifle

My (former … I would have preferred to keep him and let my sister go in the divorce but no one asked me for my opinion when it happened) BIL hunts with a NEF or H&R single shot 357 mag. Shoots 6 rounds through it every year. 5 to insure it is still sighted in and one to put meat in the freezer. It j...
by wm
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I am getting a new name
Replies: 32
Views: 732

Re: I am getting a new name

Congratulations

Wm
by wm
Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 45 ACP cases made from Federal 270 Win?
Replies: 18
Views: 467

45 ACP cases made from Federal 270 Win?

I have a buddy who just picked up a 5 gallon bucket of 45 ACP cases made by cutting down Federal 270 Win cases. We both are wondering why would someone go to the trouble? Is it to use rifle primers? We are both kind of stumped on the up side of investing the time and effort in reworking these cases ...
by wm
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: success: daughters first deer
Replies: 16
Views: 384

Re: success: daughters first deer

Tell her well done.

Wm.
by wm
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colt SAA .357 M
Replies: 10
Views: 393

Re: Colt SAA .357 M

Good for you.

Wm
by wm
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Life can be very cruel
Replies: 33
Views: 951

Re: Life can be very cruel

You and yours will be my and mines prayers.
by wm
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marriage veterns will recognize this rookie mistake
Replies: 9
Views: 534

Marriage veterns will recognize this rookie mistake

John walks into his 5th floor apartment after a long day of work, he exhaustively sinks into his favorite arm chair, puts up his footrest, turns on the TV, and turns to his wife Hannah, “Honey, please get me a hard drink, I think it’s about to start.” Ann rolls her eyes, heads to the kitchen, takes ...