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by Ray
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Round ball loads......
Replies: 34
Views: 539

Re: Round ball loads......

You couldn't use a "real" rifle for hunting squirrels on Ft Ben Harrison, but you could use blackpowder. My .54 T/C Renegade with RB, and a light load of Pryodex P would print ORH at fifty yards. With a Max load, it would approach 2000fps, according to the T/C manual, and it was a monster on those ...
by Ray
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looks Like I Ended Up With A 40 Cal Carbine Anyway!
Replies: 9
Views: 168

Re: Looks Like I Ended Up With A 40 Cal Carbine Anyway!

We have a hi-point .40 pistol that we inherited from a departed, fellow church congregant that has never jammed or misfired. We also have a first generation .40 carbine that was a present and has never fired a magazine without jamming. The kind lady at beemiller machine and tool instructed me very s...
by Ray
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speaking of grumpy men
Replies: 15
Views: 215

Re: Speaking of grumpy men

Go to any academy, bass pro, cabela's etc. where the ammo is out on the shelves and not behind the counter and you'll always find .32 winchester special stocked between the .32 h&r and .327 federal. The clerk or manger gets quite indignant when you advise them that its proper place is between the .3...
by Ray
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speaking of grumpy men
Replies: 15
Views: 215

Re: Speaking of grumpy men

OK, I don't know anything about the Makarov. It is shorter, but is it really the same diameter? I know enough to not use the wrong ammunition in a gun, but I am unacquainted with the Makarov. I know the 8x57 Mauser had 2 different bore sizes, and that they are not interchangeable. Makarovs use .364...
by Ray
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speaking of grumpy men
Replies: 15
Views: 215

Re: Speaking of grumpy men

By the way, my 5.56 states on the barrel that it is 5.56/.223, and I have used both. I am aware of the minor differences in 5.56 Nato and .223 Rem. I have only seen 1 rifle ever that said to not use 5.56 NATO in it. It was a target rifle made for a specific type of shooting. The literature with my ...
by Ray
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The explosion in Beirut
Replies: 39
Views: 836

Re: The explosion in Beirut

Ragheads? Do we still use that term? With the exception of bedouins, I always associated levantines, regardless of religion with fezes and fedoras......read too much chandler & hammett i suppose. there are somewhere between a dozen and a score of jordanian, lebanese, palestinian, and or syrian rest...
by Ray
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kel-tec Sub-2000 at 440 yards...!
Replies: 9
Views: 172

Re: Kel-tec Sub-2000 at 440 yards...!

We've got a keltec sub2000 .40 (glock 22 grip) that is absolutely graveyard deadly at 44 yards.....same as cited video just minus the 0.....
by Ray
Sun Aug 09, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speaking of grumpy men
Replies: 15
Views: 215

Re: Speaking of grumpy men

My philosophical problem is with doltisness on both sides of the gunshop counter. The kind just like mentioned above, the unlearned gun owner and unprofessionalism behind the counter. Case in point: nimrod sends his novia to fetch him a box of 7mm or .300 magnums. There are well over a dozen differe...
by Ray
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finally got my mount back.
Replies: 12
Views: 392

Re: Finally got my mount back.

That foto reminds me that I saw, at close range what I assumed to be a mutant cervid about four seasons ago. When I described it to a state biologist and said where I'd seen it he decided it might be a whitetail - eld's hybrid due to its length and the shape and angle of the antlers. Rock Quarry Mou...
by Ray
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Round ball loads......
Replies: 34
Views: 539

Re: Round ball loads......

I finally found the signature line i referenced above.....

From Mister threeleggedturtle......

"30/30 Winchester: Not accurate enough for varmints, barely adequate for small deer; BUT In a 10" to 14" barrelled pistol; is good for moose/elk to 200 yards; ground squirrels to 300 metres"
by Ray
Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Pretty good quote...
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Re: Pretty good quote...

I've never been what you'd call a real trump fan but I voted for him and I hope to vote for him in just a little while. Like many, early on, I mentally flinched when he spoke on account of his unpresidential demeanor/deportment. Now I get it.....He is just having a good time yanking chains and rattl...
by Ray
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Round ball loads......
Replies: 34
Views: 539

Re: Round ball loads......

I shot a deer with my Rogers & Spencer loaded with a round ball. Big doe, range was maybe 15 yards. Took both lungs and a piece of the heart. She went less then 30 paces. Ball was smashed into a flat disc under the offside hide. Killed all manner of pests with round balls and well up to raccoon siz...
by Ray
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Round ball loads......
Replies: 34
Views: 539

Re: Round ball loads......

Just a thought: Weren't the round ball loads in a rifled barrel proven to be accurate to several hundred yards at official competitions? I realize that those were some of the best, and not the typical barrels in use. Round balls of lead were probably not as bad as many in the tactical community cur...
by Ray
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Round ball loads......
Replies: 34
Views: 539

Re: Round ball loads......

Ray, I have a different caliber of round ball ammo. 69 caliber balls I load into 12ga shells, replacing the bird shot in the cup and closing the hull over the rb. shoots great. approx same weight as the shot it replaces. not on subject of revolver calibers, but on topic of round ball loads ! :lol: ...
by Ray
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Round ball loads......
Replies: 34
Views: 539

Re: Round ball loads......

Thanks rev. jim for the reminisces. Never tire of reading those desert adventures.
by Ray
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Round ball loads......
Replies: 34
Views: 539

Re: Round ball loads......

Good question, Ray. Virtually all my round ball experience has been with paper targets; the deer just weren't playing ball. I hear you. Spent much of my youth with a smokepole up in a tree disguised as a kudzu vine. The critters did not seem to respect my expenses and efforts. When I finally went t...
by Ray
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Round ball loads......
Replies: 34
Views: 539

Re: Round ball loads......

Modern ballistic science can produce bullets capable of all sorts of advantages over the simple round ball BUT if a round ball has killed you you are not going to be anymore dead if shot with the latest tactical bullet. Just use enough gun and hit what you're aiming at is still good advice. I have ...
by Ray
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Official Mascot of 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 323

Re: The Official Mascot of 2020

I bought and traded with Joe and Suzi many times over the years. To Our Loyal Customers and Friends, On the evening of 1-15-2020, the founder of The Gun Works, Joe Williams, un-expectantly passed away one month shy of his 85th birthday. He had been the driving force of the company for 39 years. Alt...
by Ray
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Official Mascot of 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 323

Re: The Official Mascot of 2020

Most muzzleloaders know of joe and suzi williams of springfield oregon. Just before joe passed on to that great trapping rendezvous beyond he emailed me re. a then recent order of mine to say that there was quite a bit more room in the box and asked if I needed ammo. I ordered a few more items inclu...
by Ray
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Round ball loads......
Replies: 34
Views: 539

Round ball loads......

It has been written over and over about the efficacy of the ubiquitous round ball against both man and beast in days of old. Thinking particularly of Col. Colt's era and his sixguns(and five). Even the, puny by later standards, patersons and pocket models served well. The soon to follow horse and th...
by Ray
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vaya con DIOS pedro.....
Replies: 5
Views: 347

Re: Vaya con DIOS pedro.....

That was back before they got famous and weren’t as good; love that early bluesy stuff...! The top 40 buckingham / nicks era of the band has a nostalgic theme for me because it was played so much on the radio when I was just a wee lad....but what dirty little alfred e. neumanish imp in the 70's or ...
by Ray
Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Portland Saturday @ 6am
Replies: 20
Views: 690

Re: Portland Saturday @ 6am

I don't know anything about portland or seattle but that daughter of ham on the bridge in n.y.c. with the stick who smacked the copper on the bean should have been charged with aggravated assault and held without remand ! I 'll repudiate corrupt or abusive lawmen at the drop of a hat but if they're ...
by Ray
Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: the Ruger PC 9 Charger pistol...
Replies: 9
Views: 739

Re: the Ruger PC 9 Charger pistol...

AJMD429 wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:30 pm
I snagged one early thankfully.
Arm brace too... :mrgreen:

Now I want a stock for my 22LR Charger with that 1913 rail on the back. . . .3leggedturtle’s post got me thinkin’....
Then a thorough, exhaustive review is in order.....
by Ray
Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vaya con DIOS pedro.....
Replies: 5
Views: 347

Vaya con DIOS pedro.....

Peter Allen Greenbaum 29 October 1946 – 25 July 2020

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RtmW2ek7WkQ


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hRu7Pt42x6Y

No schizophrenia or dried food stuck in your hair in sheol gan eden
by Ray
Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy with new .44 Special load for the Bulldog
Replies: 11
Views: 509

Re: Happy with new .44 Special load for the Bulldog

I wanted to buy the david berkowitz retro "classic" model when I bought my current bulldog. All I could find to order was the d.a.o. model with a 30 lb. trigger pull. The kind lady at charter arms sent me a FedEx label for a warranty trip but I dawdled until it expired. I have thought the sightless ...
by Ray
Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New look for gun forums
Replies: 5
Views: 375

Re: New look for gun forums

Almost any board, appearance wise is better to me than those bright, white ones with the crass, vulgar tabloid click-bait ads at the bottom of the page.
by Ray
Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: the Ruger PC 9 Charger pistol...
Replies: 9
Views: 739

Re: the Ruger PC 9 Charger pistol...

If you like to order your own and pay a modest transfer fee, all of the usual suspects are out of stock and have been for quite a while. There are a few 10-22 based chargers out there though.

The extremely heavy ak based chetnik ones that use glock magazines are in stock in the $700s.
by Ray
Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I have a new S.D. tool
Replies: 10
Views: 426

Re: I have a new S.D. tool

"I taught S.D. through the OPTC (Ohio Police Training Council, Self-defense and PR24]. I have 2 Belts in martial arts."

O.P. seems to have quite adequate bonefides, don't you think ? Far and away ahead of me anyways.....fido or hominid alike is gonna get a few boo-boos
by Ray
Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I have a new S.D. tool
Replies: 10
Views: 426

Re: I have a new S.D. tool

Your brief bio re. self-defense & martial arts proves you've probably forgotten more than I'll ever know.....but I do know that everyone of my acquaintance who has used less than lethal methods of defense has had legal and or civil consequences. Why, I do not know but having to use a knife in most j...
by Ray
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy with new .44 Special load for the Bulldog
Replies: 11
Views: 509

Re: Happy with new .44 Special load for the Bulldog

That should do the trick. Love it when a plan comes together.....
by Ray
Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Serpents.....
Replies: 8
Views: 483

Re: Serpents.....

Bummer, thought you were gonna send pics of a Reticulated python or Black Mamba in your back yard. "Razor", elderly black dude I worked with in my teens, would grab his crotch and exclaim, "the womens who knows me calls me the 'coach whip' ! (king, indigo, or racer snake). Ida, at the diner where w...
by Ray
Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Serpents.....
Replies: 8
Views: 483

Serpents.....

Just got an email that the new colt pythons are in-stock and ready to be shipped to your f.f.l. for only $2,529.00.

At such a bargain, might buy three or four of them ! :lol:
by Ray
Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Found.....
Replies: 16
Views: 1404

Re: Found.....

Thanks for the recommendations.... They sure are proud of them aimpoints and trijicons, ain't they ? As far as loads i remember using heavier .357 revolver bullets (158 - 180) and 2400, 5477, and 4198 powder charges from cast bullet manuals.....comparable to max loads for the .35 remington. But....I...
by Ray
Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: ALL SOLD, thanks! Brass, dies, mold, Wilson seater
Replies: 8
Views: 405

Re: Brass, dies, mold, Wilson seater

PayPal in the mail ! :)
by Ray
Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:00 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: ALL SOLD, thanks! Brass, dies, mold, Wilson seater
Replies: 8
Views: 405

Re: Brass, dies, mold, Wilson seater

Billy, you still have the .38 appurtenaces ? If so, I'll take them.
by Ray
Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Corona Panic Continues
Replies: 8
Views: 590

Re: Corona Panic Continues

The deadly Legionella is invisible in aerosol form and is much larger in size to this confounded chinomicrobe. A cloth or paper mask will not even protect you from nasties suspended in a visible natural miasma much less the invisible stuff. When they still had such events before the recent plague, t...
by Ray
Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Found.....
Replies: 16
Views: 1404

Re: Found.....

B.T.T......

So can anyone recommend a red dot that will stand up to the rigors of a .358 win. pistol ?
by Ray
Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recipie For Troubled Times
Replies: 14
Views: 529

Re: Recipie For Troubled Times

A good old tear in the beer country & western ballad or a gothic southern tragic folk tune or a blues standard can all somehow be uplifting and encouraging despite the desperate themes......perhaps makes you thankful you're not quite as bad-off as the subject of the lyrics..... https://m.youtube.com...
by Ray
Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1654 fps with 130 grain 327 Federal in Henry Levergun
Replies: 10
Views: 363

Re: 1654 fps with 130 grain 327 Federal in Henry Levergun

I have one of those big looped lever henry's with the short barrel. I think I ordered it from our own steve young. The rubber butt made the buttstock length a bit too long with hunting clothes so I removed it and put leather in its place. The fat bead front is just right but the rear "u" was too nar...
by Ray
Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Navy Question....
Replies: 22
Views: 923

Re: Navy Question....

When you're in your homeport, after working hours or on weekend or a holiday then you have only a bare minimum crew known as a duty section. The rotations are usually either 3 or 4. That is to say a third or fourth of the actual crew (not air squadron or jarhead expeditionary compliment) has duty fo...
by Ray
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Navy Question....
Replies: 22
Views: 923

Re: Navy Question....

That's mind boggling....sure wouldn't have worked too good during ww2........you would think the military has everything figured out so what's that mean.....if a foreign enemy hits a ship with a single incendiary artillery round the ship has to be abandoned? There's got to be more to it.---6 WW II ...
by Ray
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hopelessly caucasian.....
Replies: 9
Views: 647

Re: Hopelessly caucasian.....

Open "e" tuned mandolin using the high string as a diatonic scale like a dulcimer or strumstick.....

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FWnJjZj5acc
by Ray
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Navy Question....
Replies: 22
Views: 923

Re: Navy Question....

The quick answer is paint and lagging, that is to say many layers of highly flammable oil paints and plaster coated fiberglass insulation. Burns hot and bellows forth much black/blue noxious smoke and toxic fumes. That was the reason that much maligned asbestos was once used for lagging. Did not bur...
by Ray
Mon Jul 13, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For the boolit casters here ...
Replies: 37
Views: 1001

Re: For the boolit casters here ...

At some point I must have gotten some zamak wheelweights into my mostly range scrap mix. Way too hard. I thought I could gradually soften the alloy by constantly skimming the top leaving the heavier lead but it is still too hard. Gave up and bought a new pot and a bag of chilled shot to start over. ...
by Ray
Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hopelessly caucasian.....
Replies: 9
Views: 647

Re: Hopelessly caucasian.....

Blaine wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:50 pm
Ray wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:14 pm
Baby steps on a gdg tuned dulcimer of dubious intonation.....

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=60WGCMdcnAw
Zat you, Ray? Nice.
Yes. I actually tried to sing it once.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TByeLGdYKW8
by Ray
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hopelessly caucasian.....
Replies: 9
Views: 647

Re: Hopelessly caucasian.....

Baby steps on a gdg tuned dulcimer of dubious intonation.....

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=60WGCMdcnAw
by Ray
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Win 1873?
Replies: 8
Views: 448

Re: The Win 1873?

Try feeding round ball, full wadcutters or even empty cases in your 1892. Now swear and grab a proper fitting screwdriver(s).

The 1873 will smoothly cycle all three.....