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by flatnose
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What y'all payin' for gas?
Replies: 57
Views: 717

Re: What y'all payin' for gas?

Just gone down here to $3.35 per gallon, most are still around $3.60. North county coastal area, San Diego.
by flatnose
Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: 348 winchester brass FS California.
Replies: 0
Views: 104

348 winchester brass FS California.

50 pieces of winchester brand 348 brass in unopened bag. $70.00 plus shipping. I think priority mail is the cheapest way to go, but its up to you.
by flatnose
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday flatnose & 2ndovc.
Replies: 10
Views: 122

Re: Happy Birthday flatnose & 2ndovc.

Thanks guys.
by flatnose
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making Live Ammo From Blank Brass
Replies: 10
Views: 388

Re: Making Live Ammo From Blank Brass

I tried that back in 2000 or 2001. I can not remember the company that was selling the 45-70 line throwing brass, but I bought 200 or so. I loaded them with 405 grn bullets and 34 grns of IMR4198. I fired 10 of them, and all split to about 2/3rds the case length. They went into the trash bin.
by flatnose
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Waxing Guns
Replies: 23
Views: 834

Re: Waxing Guns

I use wax on everything. Living near the ocean and humidity, has had no effect on barrels and gunparts that are in the white. They are as good as new. You can also try spray on silicone.
by flatnose
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: That's odd...
Replies: 9
Views: 438

Re: That's odd...

Years ago, it didn't seem to matter. Factory sights didn't seem to matter. Factory sights, tang sights, scopes, all shot about the same for me. Later on, tang or scopes were equally good to 100 yds or so. I recently swapped out the factory sights on my miroku 1886 for marbles improved tang sights, i...
by flatnose
Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shingles
Replies: 25
Views: 1284

Re: Shingles

Shingles is never good. Had my first flare up 6 or 7 years ago around half my waist. took a couple of weeks to clear up, A week after that , i had it inside my right eye, real painful. Doc scraped surface of the eye to try and get medication to the spot.After the numbing agent wore off things got ev...
by flatnose
Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning .45-70 short throat...
Replies: 17
Views: 785

Re: Browning .45-70 short throat...

Edit my last response. 2100fps is for the 300 grain bullets.
by flatnose
Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning .45-70 short throat...
Replies: 17
Views: 785

Re: Browning .45-70 short throat...

Another point, maybe. The twist, at least on the rifle, is 1 in 22''. I think this was considered express rifling for the lighter weight bullets of 300grn or so. The 405's seem to shoot equally as well. I have found best accuracy with either the lead or jacketed driven hard to around 2100 or more fp...
by flatnose
Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning .45-70 short throat...
Replies: 17
Views: 785

Re: Browning .45-70 short throat...

here is what I put through an 1886 miroku-winchester rifle made in 2001. 300 grain jacket hornady and remington bullets. 300 grain gas check rcbs. 350 and 405 grain bear creek bullets plain based. remington 405 jacketed bullets. 500 grain western nevada bullets plain based cast. All chamber and extr...
by flatnose
Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need help/ideas from a Subaru crank...
Replies: 19
Views: 1491

Re: Need help/ideas from a Subaru crank...

You need to get the motor hot so it will not start. If you disconnect the small wire to the starter, there should be voltage there when you turn the ignition key, test the terminal with a voltmeter or test light. If there is no voltage there, the problem is most likely not your starter motor of sole...
by flatnose
Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need help/ideas from a Subaru crank...
Replies: 19
Views: 1491

Re: Need help/ideas from a Subaru crank...

When you say it will not start when hot do you mean it will not crank over? If so, do this test when hot and will not crank https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIgD4FvguYE If you still have voltage at the terminals, ie more than 12 volts, then the starter or solenoid is bad. Don't bother just replacing ...
by flatnose
Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need help/ideas from a Subaru crank...
Replies: 19
Views: 1491

Re: Need help/ideas from a Subaru crank...

How many miles on that starter?
by flatnose
Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need help/ideas from a Subaru crank...
Replies: 19
Views: 1491

Re: Need help/ideas from a Subaru crank...

ps. If you can get to the solenoid when hot, try putting power directly from the battery terminal to the solenoid. if it starts then the motor is ok, and the problem is with the solenoid, or wiring to the solenoid.
by flatnose
Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need help/ideas from a Subaru crank...
Replies: 19
Views: 1491

Re: Need help/ideas from a Subaru crank...

Heat in a starter or solenoid or wiring to the starter will cause increased resistance for the current to flow through that circuit. 1. Make sure the wires at the solenoid and starter have good clean connections. 2 It is possible that you may have just a sticking solenoid when hot. 3. The windings i...
by flatnose
Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Collet dies for levers, yea or nay?
Replies: 10
Views: 1082

Re: Collet dies for levers, yea or nay?

I use them for lever actions. I have to bump the shoulders back with fl sizing die every third loading or so. I need to get a 32 special mandrel for the 30-30 die, so I dont need to work the brass as much when using .310 cast bullets.
by flatnose
Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Range day
Replies: 13
Views: 1301

Re: Range day

JReed, where is that range located?
by flatnose
Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finnicky cartridges
Replies: 11
Views: 1155

Re: Finnicky cartridges

Still working on the 348 Win load development. Hands down, the most difficult I have come across to get good accuracy. A 22-250 gave me a fair workout, until I started using IMR4064 and win760. Easiest has always been the 30-30 and 45-70. 45-70 has lots of loads and different powders that will be ac...
by flatnose
Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester/ Miroku 1886 tang sight options.
Replies: 12
Views: 1864

Re: Winchester/ Miroku 1886 tang sight options.

If you want to shoot long range, you will need plenty of rear sight elevation. I went with the Marbles Improved tang sight, so that I can swap out the elevation staff as needed. The safety is not obscured by the sight. I have not shot with this sight yet, so I can not say how good it is.
by flatnose
Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You know you're old when......
Replies: 11
Views: 1256

Re: You know you're old when......

When it takes you all night, to do what you used to do all night.
by flatnose
Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Argh! Browning 1886 Firing Pin
Replies: 29
Views: 1705

Re: Argh! Browning 1886 Firing Pin

Malamute wrote:
Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:03 pm
Its a Browning, not a Winchester/Miroku, it doesn't have a rebounding hammer.
Oops, I used to be positive, but now I am not so sure. :roll:
by flatnose
Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why these .30-30 case neck splits?
Replies: 16
Views: 1279

Re: Why these .30-30 case neck splits?

.309'' neck id sounds fine. .307 would be borderline as a very tight neck to chamber clearance, and maybe even dangerous. Anneal the necks, then size 2/3 or 3/4 of the neck with your full length die adjusted accordingly, and see if it will chamber. If not you will have to size more and bump the neck...
by flatnose
Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why these .30-30 case neck splits?
Replies: 16
Views: 1279

Re: Why these .30-30 case neck splits?

Measure the inside diameter of the necks. If they are over .311'', then you may have an oversized chamber neck. This would cause overworking of the brass, and the splitting and powder marks on the necks. Anneal the necks. Take the fired brass and with your thumb on the back of the neck, push the cas...
by flatnose
Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old dog -- learns new trick (gas checking bullets)
Replies: 13
Views: 1332

Re: Old dog -- learns new trick (gas checking bullets)

That's good info Earl.
I pan lubed and hand fitted gas checks to 6,000 bullets last year, and ended up using a rubber mallet to set the checks. I always seem to miss the deals on the Stars, so I may just treat myself to a new one.
by flatnose
Tue Apr 04, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 348 wcf sticking problem
Replies: 17
Views: 1847

Re: 348 wcf sticking problem

How often is the brass sticking? I have a browning 71 and never had a problem with handloads.
by flatnose
Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning BLR lever
Replies: 34
Views: 3264

Re: Browning BLR lever

A guy shooting next to me at the range had one in .223. 100 yd groups were incredible. Never seen any lever before, or since, and most any rifle, shoot that well. The guy was also shooting a Blackhawk in 30 carbine at the same distance. Never saw that excellent performance repeated either. I always ...
by flatnose
Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MREs or DIY ?
Replies: 25
Views: 1878

Re: MREs or DIY ?

If you want to keep a weeks supply of food, just fill the freezer, and keep a sack of potato's in a cool dark place. A few tins of veggies and a camping stove or charcoal will also come in handy. If power is out, load all the frozen food into a 5 day cooler with ice. No need to eat junk for at least...
by flatnose
Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 348 bullet on sale, wideners
Replies: 3
Views: 569

Re: 348 bullet on sale, wideners

Montana Outfitters wrote:they dont have any!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Gotta be quicker.
by flatnose
Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Power Generating - Dams versus Coal
Replies: 33
Views: 1446

Re: Power Generating - Dams versus Coal

I always thought the Hoover dam, was one of the country's best achievements, and one of the best bangs for the buck.
The dam facts......https://www.usbr.gov/lc/hooverdam/faqs/powerfaq.html
by flatnose
Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question on Alcaline Batteries
Replies: 21
Views: 1076

Re: Question on Alcaline Batteries

I gave up on the alkaline batteries a few years ago. I switched over to rechargeables, and found them to be more cost effective. Just top them up when needed. As an experiment, I tried 6 Harbor freight D cells with their charger, and have over 20 charges each on them. 1 bad one so far. I will upgrad...
by flatnose
Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Model 71 not in catalog
Replies: 7
Views: 887

Re: Model 71 not in catalog

Yes you are correct 1935 to 1958. I think my brain migrated south for winter.
by flatnose
Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 348 bullet on sale, wideners
Replies: 3
Views: 569

348 bullet on sale, wideners

Listed under specials....$12.95 per box of 100.
by flatnose
Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Model 71 not in catalog
Replies: 7
Views: 887

Re: Model 71 not in catalog

I thought the last year was 1953.
by flatnose
Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Most Accurate 30-30...?
Replies: 49
Views: 2556

Re: Most Accurate 30-30...?

Griff, what mold is that with the pc bullets? How has accuracy been so far? I am about to try some rcbs 150 grn gc bullets, actually, 159 grn with checks and lube. It's a Saeco #316. Accuracy has been very good. I cast them in a mix of approx. 6:1 of WW:Lino. I run them at the same velocity as I ge...
by flatnose
Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Most Accurate 30-30...?
Replies: 49
Views: 2556

Re: Most Accurate 30-30...?

Griff, what mold is that with the pc bullets? How has accuracy been so far?
I am about to try some rcbs 150 grn gc bullets, actually, 159 grn with checks and lube.
by flatnose
Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Most Accurate 30-30...?
Replies: 49
Views: 2556

Re: Most Accurate 30-30...?

Much the same story with my 30-30's. I have a top eject 94 Winchester from the 1970's, refitted with a Numrich 1 in 10 octagonal 26'' barrel, with tang and globe sight. When I had better eyesight, 1/2'' to 5/8'' at 100yds was commonplace for 5 or more shots. I played around and experimented with tha...
by flatnose
Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: At Last
Replies: 9
Views: 859

Re: At Last

Wildgoose,
Maybe a cast 180 grain gc bullet driven flat out would shoot better. See what the other guys think.
by flatnose
Mon Jan 16, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody ever work on a Lapstrake boat? Pics added 7/23
Replies: 44
Views: 2184

Re: Anybody ever work on a Lapstrake boat? Pics added 1/15

Tycer,
Will she be an ocean or freshwater boat?
by flatnose
Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody ever work on a Lapstrake boat? Pics added 7/23
Replies: 44
Views: 2184

Re: Anybody ever work on a Lapstrake boat?

That's interesting Grizz. I have never heard the term clinker used here in the USA, and never heard the term lapstrake in the UK. Tycer, I have worked on repairing a couple of clinker fishing boats many years ago back in the UK. Burnt a couple as well. I learned from a guy that used to work at Vospe...
by flatnose
Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tire chains
Replies: 30
Views: 1275

Re: Tire chains

The reason for the 2 different gear ratios front and rear, is to prevent the rear end from overtaking the front end, which is easily done on ice. It prevents the rear end of the vehicle from stepping out. Another factor that is not well known is that the rear axle is not straight. If it was, then it...
by flatnose
Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Got On The Scales This Morning
Replies: 27
Views: 1011

Re: I Got On The Scales This Morning

Bill in Oregon wrote:Or convert to British stones. I'm currently 12 stone 3 ...


:lol:
That is also 1 and 1/2 british cwt. ie. hundredweight.
by flatnose
Mon Dec 26, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 94 'classic' rifle
Replies: 10
Views: 990

Re: 94 'classic' rifle

Malamute,
That makes sense now. I will try and assemble it.
Thanks for the input guys.
by flatnose
Mon Dec 26, 2016 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 94 'classic' rifle
Replies: 10
Views: 990

Re: 94 'classic' rifle

There are no dovetails on the underside of the barrel, they are just machined slots that would require soldering on the tube hanger and the forend cap mount. I will try and post some pictures.
by flatnose
Mon Dec 26, 2016 3:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 94 'classic' rifle
Replies: 10
Views: 990

94 'classic' rifle

I have a 26'' 'classic' octagonal barrel, which I will be putting on a carbine. I have forend wood, forend cap, and the magazine hanger etc,etc. How does the forend cap mount to the barrel? The barrel has a long flat on the underside of it which I guess does nothing, but the cutout for the cap hange...
by flatnose
Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Invented A Sammich
Replies: 51
Views: 1927

Re: I Invented A Sammich

Tubbs,
I just noticed your location, and I thought it said Spamaway, Wshington.
Try some fried spam fritters.. luvverly.
by flatnose
Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday flatnose & 2ndovc.
Replies: 9
Views: 725

Re: Happy Birthday flatnose & 2ndovc.

Thanks guys.
by flatnose
Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Treinta-Treinta
Replies: 13
Views: 1056

Re: Treinta-Treinta

I agree with the above powders. If the rifle does not shoot well with these loads, there is something wrong with it, or the shooter.
by flatnose
Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trip to the range w/ 1894S.... Well snot!
Replies: 16
Views: 710

Re: Trip to the range w/ 1894S.... Well snot!

It would be a good idea to compare the diameters of the 2 types of bullets you are using, and to slug the bore.