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by CowboyTutt
Sat Apr 20, 2024 12:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I guess its my turn for pet loss and Christian thoughts
Replies: 4
Views: 134

I guess its my turn for pet loss and Christian thoughts

First off, I guess I should apologize for my long absence here. I was not the same after my last trip to Ukraine in September of ’23. I made it safely throughout Ukraine after flying into Poland and crossing the border by shared rides into and out of Ukraine. After that visit, old things just didn’t...
by CowboyTutt
Fri Apr 19, 2024 11:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lost our pup this week
Replies: 14
Views: 198

Re: Lost our pup this week

I'm so sorry Jay. I know your pain and am truly sorry. -Tutt
by CowboyTutt
Sun Sep 03, 2023 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday To AmBraCol
Replies: 8
Views: 367

Re: Happy Birthday To AmBraCol

Very happy for you my friend! --Tutt
by CowboyTutt
Wed Aug 23, 2023 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prigozhin, head of the Wagner Group, is dead
Replies: 4
Views: 352

Prigozhin, head of the Wagner Group, is dead

Well, that did not take as long as expected even. His plane "crashed" while flying in Russia although there are reports it was actually shot down by a Russian missile defense system including videos to back up the claim. Putin is out and about but seems very happy. Wagner was an evil, evil...
by CowboyTutt
Tue Aug 15, 2023 10:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 500 Linebaugh combo
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: 500 Linebaugh combo

That is a really cool pair of guns! 8) Thanks for sharing! -Tutt
by CowboyTutt
Sun Jul 30, 2023 4:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayers For Our Friend Gunny Reed
Replies: 21
Views: 816

Re: Prayers For Our Friend Gunny Reed

Oh no!!! Prayers for my friend!! -Tutt
by CowboyTutt
Mon Jul 24, 2023 4:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another one gone, Ontario Knife Company
Replies: 9
Views: 564

Re: Another one gone, Ontario Knife Company

Yeah, I saw that too a couple of days ago. Sad to see. -Tutt
by CowboyTutt
Fri Jul 21, 2023 12:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday To Earlmck
Replies: 6
Views: 235

Re: Happy Birthday To Earlmck

Happy Birthday Earl! You are appreciated around here! -Tutt
by CowboyTutt
Thu Jul 06, 2023 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mono bullets or jacketed bullets and original...
Replies: 19
Views: 728

Re: Mono bullets or jacketed bullets and original...

I've heard something similar about my 71/84 Mauser. It was made in 1888 and I've been warned from even using jacketed bullets, much less monolithic bullets, even soft ones like Hawk Bullets which are pure lead and have softened jackets. I'm not sure how the German steel and American steel compare fo...
by CowboyTutt
Sun Jul 02, 2023 12:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: From Long Ago and Far Away in Another Century
Replies: 11
Views: 459

Re: From Long Ago and Far Away in Another Century

I never heard or saw of a "boy's rifle" so can't say. -Tutt
by CowboyTutt
Fri Jun 30, 2023 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Heck With the Facts, Sotomayor Demands Group Think!
Replies: 5
Views: 298

Re: The Heck With the Facts, Sotomayor Demands Group Think!

I've always thought she is the most emotionally unhinged of all the justices. -Tutt
by CowboyTutt
Fri Jun 30, 2023 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: From Long Ago and Far Away in Another Century
Replies: 11
Views: 459

Re: From Long Ago and Far Away in Another Century

Those are great pics Jim! I got to shoot that 22 mag machine gun by Casull. IIRC directly he almost had a contract with some Israeli arms company to make it, but they wanted to pay him half now and half later and he would have had little legal protection with them being out of the country, so he tur...
by CowboyTutt
Sat Jun 24, 2023 12:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grail Gun Marlin Cowboy .45 Colt
Replies: 23
Views: 792

Re: Grail Gun Marlin Cowboy .45 Colt

That was always my favorite Marlin. Hoping Ruger makes one in the future. Nice find!
by CowboyTutt
Thu Jun 22, 2023 8:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 14 Years Ago Today.....
Replies: 3
Views: 250

14 Years Ago Today.....

My first trip to meet a legend with my best friend Tym. Tym and Dick Dick and Tym.jpg Andy and Dick Dick and Andy.jpg The one and only 454 Casull #1.jpg Dick and his lovely wife Jerri were so extremely good to us. I was so impressed that I knew I had to bring McPherson to meet Dick. It was a little ...
by CowboyTutt
Wed Jun 14, 2023 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Andy Larson
Replies: 7
Views: 462

Re: Andy Larson

I was going to ask a friend there in attendance to take a picture of Andy as we don't know what the new owner of Leverguns.com looks like (myself included!) Thanks for that Jim! Is Paco there this year by chance? He's been through quite a lot so wouldn't be surprised if he couldn't attend. I know so...
by CowboyTutt
Tue May 09, 2023 3:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayers for Souette Quinn
Replies: 33
Views: 1849

Re: Prayers for Souette Quinn

She posted this one her FB page: WEEK #7…Half way through Chemo!! Whoohoooo!!! Many have asked what my oncology/infusion area looks like at St Thomas West, so here are photos. The staff is amazing, personable and attentive. Have a great day everyone and and make time to find your joy. Even if just f...
by CowboyTutt
Tue May 09, 2023 3:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayers for Souette Quinn
Replies: 33
Views: 1849

Re: Prayers for Souette Quinn

Another update. I think has a newer one, will check: "You are just too darned kind Andy for thinking of all this. I'm good for now...I promise. But if I get in a bind, you'll be the first to know. Here is an update: Next week is the 1/2 way mark for my chemo. 6 of 12 weeks in the books. After 3...
by CowboyTutt
Fri Apr 21, 2023 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: new Colt double action - 3" or 6" bbl if u can only get one?
Replies: 38
Views: 1759

Re: new Colt double action - 3" or 6" bbl if u can only get one?

OldWin, sights mean a lot, good on you for doing that and sharing it! -A-
by CowboyTutt
Fri Apr 21, 2023 12:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An actual magazine tube detonation ...
Replies: 7
Views: 532

Re: An actual magazine tube destination ...

Yeah, I saw that too Doc. I should have posted it, but you beat me to it. It's a good learning experience with the 1860 Henry, but perhaps it should be titled as such as "What not to do with the 1860 Henry" or "How to avoid a magazine tube detonation with the 1860 Henry". Spellin...
by CowboyTutt
Thu Apr 20, 2023 11:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Confederate Sixgunners
Replies: 14
Views: 689

Re: Confederate Sixgunners

Paul, next time you are above the equator, please let us know. Hopefully some of us (me in particular) can change your attendance record.

I recognize Scott and I THINK Rob Leahy of Simply Rugged in the same 1st pic. I don't know any of the others (yet, as we say in Special Education).

-Tutt
by CowboyTutt
Wed Apr 19, 2023 3:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When too much is just WAAAYYYY too much!
Replies: 15
Views: 804

Re: When too much is just WAAAYYYY too much!

GK, I might be willing to fire one off, provided I had someone literally "at my back" to keep me from falling over! Seriously! No joke! -Tutt
by CowboyTutt
Tue Apr 18, 2023 9:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When too much is just WAAAYYYY too much!
Replies: 15
Views: 804

Re: When too much is just WAAAYYYY too much!

https://www.nammo.com/product/our-produ ... e%20system.

OK, I THINK its a ground fired projectile? Not the same thing if so. -Tutt
by CowboyTutt
Tue Apr 18, 2023 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When too much is just WAAAYYYY too much!
Replies: 15
Views: 804

Re: When too much is just WAAAYYYY too much!

Walt my friend (by the way, I appreciate a man who uses his first name in his handle), I'm aware of Scott's accomplishments with the 500 Mag. Pretty amazing, I agree. Ridered350, I'm aware of most of the YouTubers you mentioned. I'm more of a "ballistics guy" whatever that means, and some ...
by CowboyTutt
Tue Apr 18, 2023 7:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When too much is just WAAAYYYY too much!
Replies: 15
Views: 804

When too much is just WAAAYYYY too much!

I honestly didn't know the 4 bore or .950 JDJ by SSK existed until about 24 hours ago. The .950 propels a 2600 grain bullet (no, that's not a typo) at approximately 2200 fps. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4kPfUBy19E&t=36s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qg0RdhFnTd0 I'm awaiting some ballistic...
by CowboyTutt
Tue Apr 18, 2023 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rimfire McNutjob.....Happy Birthday, Sir
Replies: 5
Views: 275

Re: Rimfire McNutjob.....Happy Birthday, Sir

Belated Happy Birthday Rhim! You certainly know your way around how to make a good steak, hope you took the time to treat yourself! -Andy
by CowboyTutt
Tue Apr 18, 2023 7:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Federal Component Rifle Brass Discontinued
Replies: 9
Views: 495

Re: Federal Component Rifle Brass Discontinued

I concur it is all going to loaded ammunition. As Six said, hopefully someone will come along to fill the void. -Tutt
by CowboyTutt
Wed Apr 12, 2023 11:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tutt had some friends come visit
Replies: 8
Views: 463

Tutt had some friends come visit

Mic (McPherson) and his friend Larry drove all the way out from Colorado to California to drop off some things, pick up some things, and see friends along the way. We shared a wonderful BBQ dinner together. It's an exceptionally rare day when Mic can drive out to Commiefornia if only for an hour or ...
by CowboyTutt
Fri Apr 07, 2023 2:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Adios, guys
Replies: 20
Views: 1230

Re: Adios, guys

. It is annoying, but in the Big Scheme of life, not something I am going to let stop me from the social interactions I value. Bigger problems to worry about. Yup! And thanks to our Moderators and also Andy Larson and others who keep this place going. This is one of the most "gentlemanly"...
by CowboyTutt
Fri Apr 07, 2023 1:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Did you hear about the bad limbo contestant?
Replies: 11
Views: 496

Re: Did you hear about the bad limbo contestant?

Sadly, the origin of Polish jokes is pretty discouraging. The history of Polish jokes in America may be something quite different but not any better. The joke is going to be on us soon as we "white folk" are going to be the new minority unless you live on a plantation somewhere. https://en...
by CowboyTutt
Fri Apr 07, 2023 12:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Steak Grilling
Replies: 33
Views: 1377

Re: Steak Grilling

There is something to be said for that. One of the very best beef jerky's I ever had was home made by the Mom of my FFL dealer in Hollister, CA, 20 years ago. She only used salt and pepper. Also my favorite store bought potato chip is only made with sea salt and pepper. However, some other flavors a...
by CowboyTutt
Fri Apr 07, 2023 12:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayers for Souette Quinn
Replies: 33
Views: 1849

Re: Prayers for Souette Quinn

An update from Souettes FB page. I did not want to bother her personally this time. "Week #4. LET’S GOOOO!!! Caught a couple of shows in Nashville this week before hitting the chemo chair this rainy Thursday morning. Wearing some ice pack gloves to help the blood vessels restrict some so the ch...
by CowboyTutt
Thu Apr 06, 2023 11:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Steak Grilling
Replies: 33
Views: 1377

Re: Steak Grilling

Jeeze, you guys are a terrible influence! I have decided to make my own steak rub using some ingredients that I have been wanting to play around with. I already make a pretty good pork rub that has served me well. This will be for everything else I guess. The dry spices I ordered are: smoked paprika...
by CowboyTutt
Thu Apr 06, 2023 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Steak Grilling
Replies: 33
Views: 1377

Re: Steak Grilling

Did someone say "steak"? :D I like hand rubbing it with butter and some Webers Chicago Steak Rub but Kinder also makes some great premium rubs. Get my Finex 10 inch cast iron grill to about 400 degrees with an infrared gun and rotate 90* one time on either side for perfect cross hatching. ...
by CowboyTutt
Mon Apr 03, 2023 8:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The 22-ish caliber pistols compared...
Replies: 7
Views: 484

Re: The 22-ish caliber pistols compared...

Tutt, did you ever locate the Ruger 22 mag you were looking for? The Walther WMP looks like a winner. No my friend, not yet. Much of what links were sent to me were not actually available when I called them, and beyond that, I came to the conclusion that I need to invest in something for concealed ...
by CowboyTutt
Mon Apr 03, 2023 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need prayers for a friend
Replies: 18
Views: 554

Re: Need prayers for a friend

Ysabel, first names do help, will pray regardless. -Andy
by CowboyTutt
Sun Apr 02, 2023 1:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The 22-ish caliber pistols compared...
Replies: 7
Views: 484

Re: The 22-ish caliber pistols compared...

Hi Doc, nothing new here to those who read. The 22 TCM has every ballistic advantage you could ever wish for over all other 22's, including the 5.7. The 5.7 is an expensive head ache in my opinion. You can't reload for it without severe complications and factory ammo is stupid expensive. I know some...
by CowboyTutt
Sat Apr 01, 2023 8:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: JOHN LINEBAUGH
Replies: 47
Views: 1812

Re: JOHN LINEBAUGH

I was blessed to have a Dad who experimented with guns and loads and who knew of Elmer Keith and others who pushed the boundaries. I corresponded with Mr. Keith about his .45 Colt stuff. (I still have those letters) In those days we wrote letters and most everyone I wrote corresponded. I still have ...
by CowboyTutt
Fri Mar 31, 2023 8:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .50-70 Gov't question
Replies: 40
Views: 5788

Re: .50-70 Gov't question

Scott, I'm guessing a few of us, but McPherson in particular, would be your best bet for help with this. Smokeless can reduce the pressures on your firearm considerably, but you just have to be careful about detonations as well. Mic has been advocating using floral foam for years now to lock the pow...
by CowboyTutt
Fri Mar 31, 2023 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: JOHN LINEBAUGH
Replies: 47
Views: 1812

Re: JOHN LINEBAUGH

This is all so fascninating and I appreciate the first hand accounts from Jim and Scott and also the stories related by Walt. As it turns out, Ross S. was my original shooting mentor's mentor, so all of this sort of brings me full circle to where I started, with the 45 Colt +P in my first gun, my Ru...
by CowboyTutt
Wed Mar 29, 2023 6:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pre-Metallic Cartridges
Replies: 15
Views: 540

Re: Pre-Metallic Cartridges

Jim, keep experimenting, I have no wisdom or experience to offer, other than my attempts in "paper patching" the 11mm Mauser with a smokeless load, were not successful.

Hopefully with Black, it will be better. You are on a steep learning curve. Keep at it, and keep us informed!

-A-
by CowboyTutt
Wed Mar 29, 2023 12:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: new Colt double action - 3" or 6" bbl if u can only get one?
Replies: 38
Views: 1759

Re: new Colt double action - 3" or 6" bbl if u can only get one?

Streetstar, I can only speak for myself, but please don't ever sell that Dan Wesson with the interchangeable barrel kit. I always wanted one of those, and deeply sorry that DW got out of the revolver business. Such a loss! As to the Python, its a beautiful gun for sure, and a keeper as well! So prob...
by CowboyTutt
Tue Mar 28, 2023 11:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CAPSTICK
Replies: 23
Views: 1186

Re: CAPSTICK

I can only say that in my career as a school psychologist, I had intended to read some of his stories to my teacher friend's "resource English Language class" in my last 5 years. I thought Capstick's writings really captured what the experience is like. Sadly, I never had the opportunity t...
by CowboyTutt
Tue Mar 28, 2023 11:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: JOHN LINEBAUGH
Replies: 47
Views: 1812

Re: JOHN LINEBAUGH

Thank you for sharing that Walt. I never met the man, I only know that aside from Dick Casull, Wayne Baker and himself, John Linebaugh forever changed the single action sixgun more than any other man.

-Thank you Sir. -Andrew
by CowboyTutt
Fri Mar 24, 2023 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Myth of the .357 Mag Not Benefiting from a Barrel Longer Than 16”
Replies: 49
Views: 2661

Re: Myth of the .357 Mag Not Benefiting from a Barrel Longer Than 16”

I appreciate that, thank you Steve. Your post was excellent as I said. -Tutt
by CowboyTutt
Fri Mar 24, 2023 1:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Myth of the .357 Mag Not Benefiting from a Barrel Longer Than 16”
Replies: 49
Views: 2661

Re: Myth of the .357 Mag Not Benefiting from a Barrel Longer Than 16”

Steve and others, not debating the "longer barrel is better" evidence regarding velocity. I never commented on it, because I had already seen that it doesn't. No myth to dispel on my part. I would agree that the longer barrels do help velocity with the slower burning powders in 357 Mag, 45...
by CowboyTutt
Tue Mar 21, 2023 1:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Myth of the .357 Mag Not Benefiting from a Barrel Longer Than 16”
Replies: 49
Views: 2661

Re: Myth of the .357 Mag Not Benefiting from a Barrel Longer Than 16”

Humbly, I don't think you had even a six pack, we were sharing a pitcher. 300 grains is my minimum in 454 Casull, and often 45 "Long" Colt as well. Do me a favor, and just stay well for now, will see you soon enough. -A-
by CowboyTutt
Tue Mar 21, 2023 1:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Myth of the .357 Mag Not Benefiting from a Barrel Longer Than 16”
Replies: 49
Views: 2661

Re: Myth of the .357 Mag Not Benefiting from a Barrel Longer Than 16”

While we are on the subject, if you are not going to shoot my original "45 Colt 360 grain Super" loads, please give them back to me Old Friend. Or at least to capture the bullets which were custom. I will put it towards your pizza bill. and likely forgive that as well. Miss you, stay healt...
by CowboyTutt
Mon Mar 20, 2023 11:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CAPSTICK
Replies: 23
Views: 1186

Re: CAPSTICK

I have at least two of his books. Wish I had such a thing as a signed copy!!!! He may have embellished but as any trial lawyer would tell you, there was so much detail in his writing, that it lends credibility. He certainly had to have hunted in Africa, that is for sure. https://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
by CowboyTutt
Mon Mar 20, 2023 11:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Myth of the .357 Mag Not Benefiting from a Barrel Longer Than 16”
Replies: 49
Views: 2661

Re: Myth of the .357 Mag Not Benefiting from a Barrel Longer Than 16”

Griff, glad to see you join the QL family, you will not regret it, especially with some of the more esoteric cartridges that you load for. I am very glad that COSteve is back, and it goes without saying that longer barrels make more velocity, but the difference with the slower burning pistol powders...
by CowboyTutt
Mon Mar 20, 2023 10:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: new Colt double action - 3" or 6" bbl if u can only get one?
Replies: 38
Views: 1759

Re: new Colt double action - 3" or 6" bbl if u can only get one?

Hey Doug, I may be experiencing dementia but I thought once upon a time we privately talked Harley's too. But I could very well be wrong as I have come, gone forever, and come back here finally. I am happy to see you back though, despite the hard times you have gone through. As to the Colt dilemma, ...