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by Streetstar
Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Daily puppy pics 8 weeks Already!!
Replies: 117
Views: 4122

Re: Daily puppy pics

Love watching the progression
by Streetstar
Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 50 years ago in PA
Replies: 18
Views: 639

Re: 50 years ago in PA

Thanks Jack! I'll see what I can do about getting back up there. :D jb 8) OK Jason.....enough of promises......I DEMAND you and I get together . :D For real buddy, I'd like to meet you and do some trigger time. It's boring around here with an influx of BMW's and liberal thoughts taking over.....I t...
by Streetstar
Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Should I Continue to Reload?
Replies: 15
Views: 866

Re: Should I Continue to Reload?

Ji in Hawaii wrote:
Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:08 am
. When he showed up I led him to my old man-cave, and showed him my presses. I told him he could have them. He asked which one, and I replied "both of them". .

Bravo ! Talk about paying it forward !
by Streetstar
Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Should I Continue to Reload?
Replies: 15
Views: 866

Re: Should I Continue to Reload?

I understand --- I started reloading when it got too expensive to shoot my .300 Weatherby many years ago --------- I shot the barrel out of that hunting grade Vanguard ---- I used a rockchucker --------- Now that I am older and due to lack of practice, a lot more recoil sensitive , - I think shoot t...
by Streetstar
Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruger Gunsite in 450 Bushmaster
Replies: 26
Views: 1738

Re: Ruger Gunsite in 450 Bushmaster

The "Scout" rifle craze and nomenclature has had longer legs than the "short magnum" range of a few years back, i'll give it that (who the heck wants a Magnum that does not outperform the venerable 270 or '06?) --- I haven't fallen prey to the "Scout concept" siren song yet -- but who knows ---- sin...
by Streetstar
Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Suppressors
Replies: 8
Views: 718

Re: Suppressors

Yes Unless you drive a Tesla (and even if you do, I bet you have a couple other cars/trucks laying around as well) - or similar vehicle, ---- Rest assured that the large 2-5000 lb thing sitting in your driveway/garage/carport etc -- has a silencer, and without which , the sound would be very annoyin...
by Streetstar
Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Most Accurate 30-30...?
Replies: 49
Views: 2401

Re: Most Accurate 30-30...?

Borregos wrote:My most accurate 30-30 is a 14" Contender!!
Closely followed by a 1915 vintage Winchester Saddle Ring Carbine!!!!
A Contender would have been my bet for the big accuracy winner -- either pistol or carbine
by Streetstar
Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Most Accurate 30-30...?
Replies: 49
Views: 2401

Re: Most Accurate 30-30...?

A Canadian Centennial that I got in 1967 was the best I ever had.......since gave it to my son.....with the 170 Sierra FP and 28 grains of RL-11 (long discontinued) it would put 5 in an inch and a half. .---6 Good to know -- I just got one of these --- I will admit that I am a bit of a vadge at tim...
by Streetstar
Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best camp knives
Replies: 23
Views: 1490

Re: Best camp knives

Well it seems that Terry's recommendation has now led me to the acquisition of a Buck 119 and I must say I am very pleased. Likely wanted one of these since their inception. :-) I have always liked this family of knives. Reasonably priced, - tough to sharpen for me, but once sharp holds an edge rea...
by Streetstar
Mon Jan 30, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Springfield Saint....Any Opinions?
Replies: 22
Views: 776

Re: The Springfield Saint....Any Opinions?

Seems American Rifleman reviewed the Saint recently. I was not overly impressed with the accuracy results. Might respond well to hand loads. https://www.americanrifleman.org/articles/2016/12/14/springfield-armory-saint-marches-in/ average group size of 1.13 to 1.56 for a rack grade commodity priced...
by Streetstar
Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: u,s, Army's new handgun
Replies: 19
Views: 1233

Re: u,s, Army's new handgun

I thought it was an odd choice myself -- and I love Sig's , but I just was wondering what the heck was wrong with the P226 ? :lol: -- perhaps a weight issue, but more than likely a cost issue, --- Sig likely made em a heck of a deal on the plastic fantastic's On the other hand, maybe they just wante...
by Streetstar
Thu Jan 26, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My visit to the Whittington Center (lots of pics)
Replies: 17
Views: 688

Re: My visit to the Whittington Center (lots of pics)

What a super post Streetstar! Cool pics.....I really like the crow! .....yea, I'll give you an "A" for the selfie. :D What were the temperatures? I've never been there and I thought it was "like desert temps".....man...I got to get out of Pa. a little more. What was your reasoning for going ....pla...
by Streetstar
Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New member here !
Replies: 23
Views: 674

Re: New member here !

enabler ???? it is not fair to call a person who suffers from the advanced stages of Leveritis an enabler. we cant help ourselves and it is NOT a pretty sight: http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg196/hfcable/levers%20IMG_4074_zpsftntcas3.jpg and indeed welcome to the LEF [ Leverguns Enabler's Foru...
by Streetstar
Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My visit to the Whittington Center (lots of pics)
Replies: 17
Views: 688

Re: My visit to the Whittington Center (lots of pics)

. Wouldnt it be grand to live 20 miles away again like I did! It's a great place for sure! Yes it would I believe I would be perpetually broke from expenditures on lead and powder if I lived that close, --- and I would have a small assortment of rifles dedicated to long range shooting to boot --- I...
by Streetstar
Thu Jan 26, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My visit to the Whittington Center (lots of pics)
Replies: 17
Views: 688

Re: My visit to the Whittington Center (lots of pics)

This is the view from my cabin at breakfast overlooking the high power range - not a bad sight to wake up to http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb285/streetstar707/Guns/IMG_0370_zpsmecmoc6z.jpg I would be remiss if I didn't share a few pics of one of my favorite parts of the visit, -- the numerous w...
by Streetstar
Thu Jan 26, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My visit to the Whittington Center (lots of pics)
Replies: 17
Views: 688

Re: My visit to the Whittington Center (lots of pics)

Now we are warmed up and its time to break out some big iron The Ruger 45/70 --- I have not fired this one since acquiring it last February --- I do not know how much I will ever fire it again --- OUCH It definitely lets you know it is there, --- the recoil is noticeably sharper than my Guide Gun, -...
by Streetstar
Thu Jan 26, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My visit to the Whittington Center (lots of pics)
Replies: 17
Views: 688

My visit to the Whittington Center (lots of pics)

I inquired about this place right here a few months back Giving a little photo essay from my trip to the Whittington Center in Raton NM --- a great place and I wanted to share at least a small handful of photos with the group --- its a great place to visit and I look forward to going again soon Entr...
by Streetstar
Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Strength comparisons for Marlin, Henry and Rossi in 45-70?
Replies: 58
Views: 2301

Re: Strength comparisons for Marlin, Henry and Rossi in 45-7

Sticking with factory loads in my Marlin after seeing too many KB's in the inter-web . I am a handloading novice at best though Since I quit hunting a few years back, the only things I am in danger of killing are silhouettes, -- so with reduced loads, I just need to dial in more elevation I do have ...
by Streetstar
Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: to fire or not to fire -- sheesh (unfired Canadian Centennia
Replies: 21
Views: 1184

Re: to fire or not to fire -- sheesh (unfired Canadian Cente

Thanks for the responses gents A logical person would have just bought 2 --- the unfired , pretty one, to look at, ---- and one that's a little more "seasoned" to burn through my post election excess ammo stash -- LOL I am neither logical enough nor moneyed enough to have multiples of everything, so...
by Streetstar
Thu Dec 22, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: to fire or not to fire -- sheesh (unfired Canadian Centennia
Replies: 21
Views: 1184

to fire or not to fire -- sheesh (unfired Canadian Centennia

Picked up an unfired Canadian Centennial on Gunbroker --- for those not familiar, - post 64 model 94 30-30 , 26" octagon barrel, full length mag tube with a little bit of maple leaf renderings on the receiver Unlike some of the domestic centennial versions, the receiver is blued , so a lot less gari...
by Streetstar
Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Retarded People With An Uzi
Replies: 23
Views: 1311

Re: Retarded People With An Uzi

Uzi does it Six, - you might hurt that thing next time ! The Uzi fits my old school ish sensibilities, but I was considering either a 9 mil AR(Colt naturally, not the aftermarket boys) , or a new fangled Sig MPX - I have heard good things about it too ---- Probably not until after Christmas -- I spe...
by Streetstar
Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oh Naaaaaaaaaaaaattthhhhhh, I Need You!!
Replies: 21
Views: 867

Re: Oh Naaaaaaaaaaaaattthhhhhh, I Need You!!

Thats awesome Six ! Maybe that's your spirit animal !
by Streetstar
Mon Nov 28, 2016 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does Anyone Hunt With Lever Guns Anymore?
Replies: 83
Views: 5615

Re: Does Anyone Hunt With Lever Guns Anymore?

Well,
I don't hunt anymore, but when I did, it was with a levergun almost exclusively

either my dad's 'ol 94AE 30/30, or mostly my Guide Gun with a decidedly un-fancy Tasco 3-9x40 optic zeroed in with FTX 325gr bullets

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by Streetstar
Fri Nov 25, 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30/30 or .308
Replies: 30
Views: 2248

Re: 30/30 or .308

In a world of analytics, statistics, and over-thinking, --- the .308 beats the 30-30 hands down. More range, more power- to some people, that means case closed That said, the 30-30 in the Model 94 platform is the ultimate short range woods gun for handling, maneuverability, pointability I know there...
by Streetstar
Mon Nov 21, 2016 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can top eject 94 be modified to angle eject?
Replies: 25
Views: 1439

Re: Can top eject 94 be modified to angle eject?

Learn to use a long eye relief scope and mount it forward of the receiver , scout style
by Streetstar
Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finally went woods-walking with a levergun again...
Replies: 9
Views: 676

Re: Finally went woods-walking with a levergun again...

, I hope that anarchy is stomped on, and Rule of Law re-introduced to our country. . Our country was founded on a little anarchy, - never forget. I don't know where to draw the line on whats good vs bad though. -- I realiz3e the guys' throwing Molotov cocktails in the streets now are not the same a...
by Streetstar
Wed Nov 09, 2016 3:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Guess I didn't need to order after all...
Replies: 10
Views: 516

Re: Guess I didn't need to order after all...

And now you will be able to shoot up some of that black gold -

I think a lot of us felt roughly the same way - I ordered up a bunch of pre-loaded 45 Colt and 45-70 as a "just in case" maneuver ---- I already had a lifetime supply of some of the other calibers
by Streetstar
Wed Nov 09, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NOT for the Glock Fans...
Replies: 27
Views: 760

Re: NOT for the Glock Fans...

I will concede that I find the look and feel of the plastic guns to be as distasteful as a lot of folks on here do , but that said, -- this is my "winter carry" arrangement --- and any other time of the year , if i'm not actually carrying all of this, I'm carrying part of it -- LOL Glock 29 10mm wit...
by Streetstar
Wed Nov 09, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I bet my local is crying rite now
Replies: 11
Views: 730

Re: I bet my local is crying rite now

YEs --- with stock market issues looming -- having a good supply of AR-15 parts and ammunition on hand is almost better than money in the bank ---- however, I don't feel too sorry for retailers who mark stuff up in anticipation of a mad rush --- but if they have to mark stuff up after the scrum star...
by Streetstar
Wed Nov 09, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NOT for the Glock Fans...
Replies: 27
Views: 760

Re: NOT for the Glock Fans...

BlaineG wrote:I always admired the Sig P220.....I think they make one in 10mm these days.... :idea:


They do :D --

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by Streetstar
Tue Nov 01, 2016 10:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1911 recommendation
Replies: 38
Views: 1591

Re: 1911 recommendation

I can't add nothing...been said pretty well. But.....I have always preferred Colt....just a personal preference ...resale value is there, plus, like AR-15's, Colt was the first in making these....not inventing them...making them.----6 What he said -- because I'm a Colt maniac The Colt's were there ...
by Streetstar
Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I swore I would never do it. Shooting update
Replies: 31
Views: 1117

Re: I swore I would never do it.

Pete44ru wrote:
Rusty wrote:
It may be ugly

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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


.

This made even me shudder a bit --- and I like a bit of flash
by Streetstar
Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Active Shooter training...again.
Replies: 20
Views: 1052

Re: Active Shooter training...again.

I was in my breakfast spot a few days ago -- a place where I've been 2 hundred times probably over the last 10 years --- I know the help, the owners are familiar faces, etc etc --- I don't chat it up - I'm just a guy eating breakfast by myself a couple times a week The last time I was in, I had an o...
by Streetstar
Tue Oct 04, 2016 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bass Pro buys Cabelas.
Replies: 21
Views: 897

Re: Bass Pro buys Cabelas.

I've been to a small handful of those great Cabela's "superstores" --- one in Omaha, NE, Ft Worth TX, --- Gonzales LA is not bad OTOH, my local Oklahoma City Cabela's is a yawner in comparison to some of their other stores I know some things are overpriced, but I've gotten reasonable deals in the Gu...
by Streetstar
Mon Oct 03, 2016 12:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's see your coolest old gun
Replies: 61
Views: 2936

Re: Let's see your coolest old gun

OK -- not exactly old -- (Springield M1A- I have no idea how old it is, but its not "vintage" at all) But I grew up interested in the M-14 due to my dad's service in Vietnam ----- This is not me, but an Army buddy helping me sight it in initially Was fun for me to get together with a replica of my d...
by Streetstar
Sun Oct 02, 2016 12:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite Fancy Knife
Replies: 60
Views: 3072

Re: Favorite Fancy Knife

My 8" Randall #1 is my flagship I guess

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by Streetstar
Sun Sep 25, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New to Me!!! M-1
Replies: 53
Views: 2655

Re: New to Me!!! M-1

I have an M1A, and thus never had much interest in Garands until I saw the movie "Gran Torino" with Clint Eastwood where his M-1 was the co-star of sorts


-- LOL--- I don't need much more reason than that to want another gun but have yet to do so
by Streetstar
Fri Sep 23, 2016 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cast Iron Cooking Lore
Replies: 42
Views: 1779

Re: Cast Iron Cooking Lore

Ooooh -- I was so busy talking about NSNG, I forgot to share my cast iron cooking tips :oops: :oops: I love fish, but currently live in a small loft above a large garage (emphasis on small with no updraft ventilation in the kitchen) but I do have a deck with a gas grill on it ! :idea: I put the cast...
by Streetstar
Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cast Iron Cooking Lore
Replies: 42
Views: 1779

Re: Cast Iron Cooking Lore

Absolute best way to cook bacon and eggs is in a cast iron skillet. Heat skillet cook bacon to desired crispness remove bacon crack a couple of eggs into the grease in the pan Scoop the hot grease over the top of the eggs until done. I'm sure that right about now someone is screaming about how bad ...
by Streetstar
Thu Sep 22, 2016 1:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: To clean, or not to clean...
Replies: 15
Views: 889

Re: To clean, or not to clean...

I run a oily (of some sort) thru the bore when I get home from hunting, and make sure it's real dried off, but scrubbing it out every single time is over rated. my Guide Gun hasn't had a serious cleaning in years ------- my .300 Weatherby however, gets scrubbed for copper deposits after every range...
by Streetstar
Tue Sep 13, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got THE email today
Replies: 26
Views: 1118

Re: Got THE email today

BlaineG wrote:Just curious....Does the manufacturer approve of using .45s in it?
I don't think the OAL of the cartridge would work
by Streetstar
Mon Sep 12, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Largest usable outdoor knife?
Replies: 87
Views: 3130

Re: Largest usable outdoor knife?

One does not need much knife to dress out a deer IF you have something that will get thru the pelvis. (I snapped a Buck fixed blade by jamming it into the pelvis, and twisting/bending). I've been taking out an Old Timer 5" fixed that has the green rubber handle. It's easy to hold on to, and has a g...
by Streetstar
Sun Sep 11, 2016 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: land question
Replies: 3
Views: 760

Re: land question

I have seen listings for land in this area cheap , as well as a lot of owner-finance operations. I was looking as i thought it would be a great place to put up a tiny house, as i am an avid Mtb'er and this area is in striking distance of Angel Fire/ Taos area I recall an article somewhere where the ...
by Streetstar
Thu Sep 08, 2016 9:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Ruger AR 556
Replies: 10
Views: 688

Re: New Ruger AR 556

A friend of mine bought one of those a couple of months ago as well --- so far he loves it --- I hope your experience is similar HE wanted the 6920 Colt, but this one was a bit cheaper, -- knowing I'm a gun tinkerer of sorts he asked my advice , ---- naturally I told him to buy both and get back to ...
by Streetstar
Thu Sep 08, 2016 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A great find on the magazine rack today.
Replies: 4
Views: 501

Re: A great find on the magazine rack today.

Got my copy too ! :D :D
by Streetstar
Fri Sep 02, 2016 12:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: REAL MEN Stand Up and Show Respect!
Replies: 5
Views: 525

Re: REAL MEN Stand Up and Show Respect!

FUQ yes ! (pardon my language but when I saw the pic - that was my very first reaction ) that's really my only reaction --- I don't be-grudge the nfl guys making lots of money - if I had those physical gifts, I would be doing the same to make what I could in a short amount of time -------, but if I ...
by Streetstar
Thu Sep 01, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Picked up a Remington 1911
Replies: 16
Views: 771

Re: Picked up a Remington 1911

Classic good looks --- I like the holster too :)
by Streetstar
Wed Aug 31, 2016 4:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Walmart Marlin 1895
Replies: 30
Views: 1810

Re: Walmart Marlin 1895

Epilogue for me --- Denied :oops: :oops: :oops: Went in to order one from the day manager and he informed me he couldn't get any in as they are now discontinued , (1895 Guide Gun, blue, 1895 standard model blued) -- the price in their books still says 299, but they cant get any --- and he couldn't v...
by Streetstar
Wed Aug 31, 2016 2:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nice Little Read On The .243 Win.
Replies: 24
Views: 1433

Re: Nice Little Read On The .243 Win.

Now why do I relate this short tale? There I was, at point-blank range on a medium-sized animal, shot it with a .243 Win 100gr SP traveling 2900fps at a downward quartering-angle in the neck, and the bullet did not achieve a full penetration. Just that. :wink: :mrgreen: This more or less echoes my ...