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by Ray
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Sig Got Out Of Jail A Few Days Early
Replies: 8
Views: 167

Re: The Sig Got Out Of Jail A Few Days Early

octagon wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:19 pm
Good to hear :D how bout a photo?
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by Ray
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .44 wadcutter.....
Replies: 5
Views: 144

Re: .44 wadcutter.....

and this informative e-book.....

chapter 11 on wadcutters.....

http://www.lasc.us/Fryxell_Book_Contents.htm
by Ray
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .44 wadcutter.....
Replies: 5
Views: 144

Re: .44 wadcutter.....

excellent article.....

https://americanhandgunner.com/gear/44-wadcutters/

compared to mister taffin's data, my red dot .44 special load may be too hot....
by Ray
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .44 wadcutter.....
Replies: 5
Views: 144

.44 wadcutter.....

Been playing with an abbreviated break-open fowler with 11" 12 ga. x .44 magnum insert, mostly with specials and tried some 165 gr. wadcutters over 5 gr. red dot that i carry in my bulldog. Despite the windchill (i hear you northerners chuckling) they shot well enough to keep 14 shots on a medium-si...
by Ray
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Sig Got Out Of Jail A Few Days Early
Replies: 8
Views: 167

Re: The Sig Got Out Of Jail A Few Days Early

patiently waiting..... there has been quite a lot of negative said about the sight, mostly from keyboard commandos who have never even held one but I am impressed by the thought put into it..... there is not much "new under the sun" as the unimpressed, depressed, wise old king says...... please tell...
by Ray
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HENRY Model X
Replies: 26
Views: 412

Re: HENRY Model X

I read all of the posts before I actually clicked the henry website link so I was prepared for "snag lightning" or "make a freight train take a dusty road" level of ugly but it is not so bad. Now that tactitard mossberg is :
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by Ray
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Knives of Alaska
Replies: 2
Views: 151

Re: Knives of Alaska

many moons ago i ordered an ulu - brown bear - jaeger set from cabelas with my club points......they sent me a $40 outdoor edge butchering set instead.....

their mistake saved me $160 in club points and the outdoor edge set has been quite useful but i really wanted the alaska ones.....
by Ray
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dimpled Balls
Replies: 18
Views: 346

Re: Dimpled Balls

https://www.levergunscommunity.org/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=70569&p=809409&hilit=dimpled#p809366 I first read of a clean miss at 75 yds. from a smoothbore muzzleloader on a giant bull moose about 40 years ago and did not believe it. Then I started shooting my own (targets not moose)a few years later and ...
by Ray
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "The Eagles Were Right..." (Hotel California lyric)
Replies: 7
Views: 290

Re: "The Eagles Were Right..." (Hotel California lyric)

Stab it with their steely knives, you just can't kill the hildabeast.....
by Ray
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I lernt what a "knot" was today....
Replies: 20
Views: 393

Re: I lernt what a "knot" was today....

Then there are cubits and rods and stadia and furlongs and leagues.....
by Ray
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for recommendations for 20 gauge adapters
Replies: 13
Views: 485

Re: Looking for recommendations for 20 gauge adapters

A bit o.t. since the o.p. was about 20 ga. I found a rusty old 12 ga. h & r topper that had been abbreviated to the non-n.f.a. limit and a fat nickle bead installed....at some time the bead got sheared off so I put a clamp on fiber optic and shot it with those short mexican pumpkin balls (actually w...
by Ray
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I met Bill in Oregon
Replies: 7
Views: 279

Re: I met Bill in Oregon

I've never met billy but I disagree. He keeps me constantly in trouble with my old lady, er, I mean my beloved bride of 30 years. Billy is an ardent gun collector who quickly loses interest and moves on to something else, selling the forsaken item here on the classifieds..... Poor old ray seldom sle...
by Ray
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I lernt what a "knot" was today....
Replies: 20
Views: 393

Re: I lernt what a "knot" was today....

Not to be confused with naught or nought..... In one or two episodes on the telly, jethro bodine thought he wanted to be a double nought spy when he grew up..... b.t.w., since you mentioned metric and chemistry, graduated medical sample tubes are great for black powder use with around 15 grains to a...
by Ray
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Changed My Mind On The Sig 938
Replies: 40
Views: 545

Re: I Changed My Mind On The Sig 938

piller wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:46 am
Looking forward to a range report.
I concur.....

That newfangled sight is intriguing !
by Ray
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big Brother is watching.
Replies: 17
Views: 649

Re: Big Brother is watching.

Not only is the eavesdropping intrusive it is unjust in the sense that the newer stuff cannot be turned-off or secured and costs "them" nothing to listen. We have to spend much $$$ for wifi/data etc. for our own use but a new telly is always on and somehow connected all of the time even in remote ar...
by Ray
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thanks Billy.....
Replies: 4
Views: 272

Re: Thanks Billy.....

Bill in Oregon wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:53 am
Ray, the Krag is a great cast boolit cartridge with that long neck.
And perfect for the greatest varmint bullet of all time, the M80 ball loaded backwards !
by Ray
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shooting Times article on Uberti single action revolvers
Replies: 17
Views: 518

Re: Shooting Times article on Uberti single action revolvers

piller wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:21 pm
I like the feel of the Remington grip. I do not have a BP handgun, and should remedy that.
The crunching feel and sound of a ball seating against the powder is most satisfying !
by Ray
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thanks Billy.....
Replies: 4
Views: 272

Re: Thanks Billy.....

Working with this krag i found this online...... Thought to be from Lyman Cast Bullet Handbook 4th. Edition..... Warning.....Unverified Data.....Use At Own Risk ! Wt. Bullet Powder Manufacturer Powder Charge Velocity (FPS) 113 Cast #311359 gas check Alliant Unique 9.0 1492 Remarks: sugg. start load ...
by Ray
Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thanks Billy.....
Replies: 4
Views: 272

Thanks Billy.....

Finally got the krag.....

A hundred rounds of a paper patched # 2 1/2 buckshot (.290") over 2 c.c. coarse black, vigorously scrubbed between shots will slick that bore right-up even if I have to use .314" or fatter when it is all said and done.....
by Ray
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruger LCP in 22lr
Replies: 17
Views: 376

Re: Ruger LCP in 22lr

My first inclination is to aquire one just as soon as the rush and clamouring is over but then I think instead I'll just replace the old tackle box beretta 21 that lies rusting in that blue-hole oxbow of tortuga creek.
by Ray
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shooting Times article on Uberti single action revolvers
Replies: 17
Views: 518

Re: Shooting Times article on Uberti single action revolvers

We have two pietta and two uberti 1858s and santa just brought my eldest a pietta with a spare cyl. Nothing points more naturally than a 1851 colt but the rem.s are quickly becoming my favorites..... The original 1875s in the old peliculas had an ascetic appeal just from their differences, in profil...
by Ray
Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Found.....
Replies: 6
Views: 418

Found.....

We had a step-inlaw/outlaw of sorts visiting for the holidays who had a glucose spike then crash and needed to lie down for a bit.....As they was a leaving, the patient complained that the guest room bed was somewhat, oddly lumpy...... So I check under the bed covers an lo and behold, a magnum resea...
by Ray
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your Opinions On Sig Saur
Replies: 38
Views: 588

Re: Your Opinions On Sig Saur

I had one of these briefly in late summer '87..... https://www.budsgunshop.com/product_info.php/products_id/13836/sig+sauer+220r-45-b+p220+8%2b1+45+acp+44%22 Left it at a shipmate's home..... While we were out to sea his wife shacked with a nubian buck and put all of the hubbie's stuff into storage ...
by Ray
Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Modern Democrats may have to leave New York...!
Replies: 7
Views: 204

Re: Modern Democrats may have to leave New York...!

The strange thing about the mixed-race hanukkah soiree attackers is that they were reported as disciples of Adolf Hitler.....

That's weird !!!
by Ray
Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Random Handloading Thoughts.....
Replies: 17
Views: 592

Random Handloading Thoughts.....

KirkD's toilet paper case filler technique is all you'll ever need..... single sheet, one ply, rolled into tube, folded in half, double end down against powder, folded end up.....forget the polenta, farina, grits, dacron, etc. With reduced loads in very large, necked cases that are difficult to look...
by Ray
Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reloading Mini Shells?
Replies: 10
Views: 444

Re: Reloading Mini Shells?

I've shot quite a few of the short aguilla slugs and 7/8 oz. #7 1/2s.......

After firing they look like the right length to load with a squared black powder load without a crimp but with an overshot card glued for the shorter chambered, damascus barreled older guns.....
by Ray
Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Merry Stainless, and a Happy New Kahr!"
Replies: 10
Views: 259

Re: "Merry Stainless, and a Happy New Kahr!"

I don't have any of the top-end kahrs but once endeavored to collect all three sizes of all four calibers of the "C" series..... I keep my eyes open for the ones in the low $200 range and have never given over $250 for one as yet but might have to get my fat a** off of my wallet to finish the collec...
by Ray
Thu Dec 26, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 44 spceial comparison ...... interesting article that might appeal to many here
Replies: 14
Views: 554

Re: 44 spceial comparison ...... interesting article that might appeal to many here

Old Savage wrote:
Wed Dec 25, 2019 10:39 pm
Booger, I should pre inherit all of those.
Uncle Booger, your long-lost nephew Ray vying for a chair at the reading of the will !
by Ray
Wed Dec 25, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which is quieter?
Replies: 57
Views: 2189

Re: Which is quieter?

t.r. wrote:
Tue Nov 11, 2014 11:44 am
44 Special fired in a 44 MAG carbine is exceptionally quiet and no recoil either.

TR
B.T.T. & the best, no nonsense answer ever !
by Ray
Wed Dec 25, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Well?!?! Who got something good?
Replies: 44
Views: 794

Re: Well?!?! Who got something good?

JimT wrote:
Wed Dec 25, 2019 1:36 pm
I was given A Salt Gun!
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I have already been hunting and bagged 3 so far!
Pretzels ?
by Ray
Wed Dec 25, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Well?!?! Who got something good?
Replies: 44
Views: 794

Re: Well?!?! Who got something good?

Lumps of anthracite and bundle of blackberry briers...... :x
by Ray
Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Truck got keyed
Replies: 22
Views: 625

Re: Truck got keyed

The temptation to deface or damage or destroy someone's else's property is beyond the pale of good sense and can be a dangerous game to play. We were taught the so called golden rule at mom's knee and in sunday school and vacation bible school from a tender age. I never played any of the common vand...
by Ray
Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Have you been SWATTED?
Replies: 10
Views: 450

Re: Have you been SWATTED?

Slightly off topic but enough in the same vein as to not be an outright thread highjack..... Many years ago in my county's second largest city, the then new sonic drive-in shared a common parking lot with a strip mall of nearly all video arcades. They closed one by one as trends changed but the one ...
by Ray
Sat Dec 21, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A New Bullet For the 480 Achilles
Replies: 14
Views: 250

Re: A New Bullet For the 480 Achilles

B.T.W. The brass i started with was magtech with a heavy cannelure. I had no choice where to cut so my achilles brass is a bit short. You might have to trim something with a mind to o.a.l. Or use g.a.p. brass for bullets :lol:
by Ray
Sat Dec 21, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Latest Military Weapon
Replies: 2
Views: 234

Re: Latest Military Weapon

That Lola Albright was a really classy lady !
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by Ray
Sat Dec 21, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A New Bullet For the 480 Achilles
Replies: 14
Views: 250

Re: A New Bullet For the 480 Achilles

I have shot a lot of 45 ACP cartridges as bullets .. but in the .475 Linebaugh. Never have loaded them in the 480 ... though you have given me some ideas. Your solution to be able to load them base first is a good one. The 1/2" glue stick is just a nominal size. They fit readily into a .45 case. A ...
by Ray
Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A New Bullet For the 480 Achilles
Replies: 14
Views: 250

Re: A New Bullet For the 480 Achilles

Yes, those are viable, loaded .480 achilles cartridges.....

Cylinder is currently loaded with .490"s squeezed in from the front & propelled by blanks of 20gr. fff....
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by Ray
Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A New Bullet For the 480 Achilles
Replies: 14
Views: 250

Re: A New Bullet For the 480 Achilles

Small world..... I picked up about 3 dozen .480 bullets of various head stamps yesterday at the range..... 7/8" lengths of 1/2" glue sticks to tie the case and bullet together, primer of choice, and 4gr. unique. Jim, you're the only person reading this who will understand. After all, I got the idea ...
by Ray
Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Check this track out
Replies: 14
Views: 320

Re: Check this track out

do you have a shoe/boot missing ?

beware.....that track may have come from the fiendish hound of the baskervilles !
by Ray
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Space Gun Cometh.
Replies: 21
Views: 405

Re: The Space Gun Cometh.

And here I am flat on terra firma with my humble j.m. browning designed earthgun.....
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by Ray
Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: using 44 sp bulldog
Replies: 5
Views: 350

Re: using 44 sp bulldog

8 gr. unique and a 240 gr. jacketed bullet is way out of charter arms bulldog territory !

here is a good report.....

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=26718&p=331443#p331443
by Ray
Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Italian Night Before Christmas
Replies: 2
Views: 225

Re: Italian Night Before Christmas

Hey that guy looks familiar.....looks just like one of the high count posters here on this board......
by Ray
Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone making a good fixed 6x scope anymore?
Replies: 7
Views: 288

Re: Anyone making a good fixed 6x scope anymore?

The k6 weaver seems to be discontinued but many are listed sale on ebay..... optics planet has this that might interest you : https://www.opticsplanet.com/leatherwood-hilux-wm-malcom-17-inch-shorter-telescopic-riflescope-w-mount.html and : https://www.opticsplanet.com/leupold-m8-6x36mm-rifle-scope.h...
by Ray
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Is this intentional - just to get 'viewers'...?
Replies: 3
Views: 207

Re: Is this intentional - just to get 'viewers'...?

At the sight of an alluring young lady in a mini skirt one geezer elbowed his companion and asked,

"Say ! Ain't that Fanny Green ?"

The other geezer tilted his head to look through the right section of his trifocals and replied ,

"maybe it's just the way the sun is shining on it."
by Ray
Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 9mm V. Ballistic Gel
Replies: 6
Views: 254

Re: 9mm V. Ballistic Gel

just bounced right off.....kind of disappointing......
by Ray
Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Republican vs Democrat 2019
Replies: 20
Views: 700

Re: Republican vs Democrat 2019

If you want to see something normal to wash your eyes out with, check out the pro 2nd amendment, pro common sense lady Lauren Boebert that open carry's at her restaurant in Rifle Colorado... place called Shooters Grill. About every employee in the place open carrys. We need 100 more like her. She j...
by Ray
Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: And Starline adds another caliber!
Replies: 11
Views: 487

Re: And Starline adds another caliber!

for those who don't like the hornady ammo, there seems to be ample remington available.....

https://ammoseek.com/ammo/32-winchester ... /Remington

a few online sources even have federal in stock.....

https://ammoseek.com/ammo/32-winchester-special/Federal
by Ray
Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: And Starline adds another caliber!
Replies: 11
Views: 487

Re: And Starline adds another caliber!

Can't think of anything more boring than a .270 except maybe a .243 Winchester. I'm with Jay, need more .32 Winchester Special! I've picked up quite a bit at the local shows but it would be nice to have some new brass that isn't loaded with the eraser tipped Hornady stuff. jb 8) Yup. I'm hoping wit...