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by tman
Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy solar eclipse
Replies: 24
Views: 763

Re: Happy solar eclipse

Watched on the beach at OC Maryland thru a pair of burning goggles. Had a clear view, but it didn't get dark there.
by tman
Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Peep Sight vs Iron Sight
Replies: 31
Views: 1202

Re: Peep Sight vs Iron Sight

I have never found a better sight than a peep mounted on a carbine length lever action. If, your shots are under 150 yards and more like 50, and you hunt in the bush and do more stalking/sitting as opposed to stand hunting, peeps are the only way to go. But, your mileage may vary. As others have sta...
by tman
Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Concealed carry --- again
Replies: 60
Views: 3298

Re: Concealed carry --- again

I have carried a Glock 27/26 in the front pocket of my uniform pants since 1996. Presently my "BUG" is either a Glock 26 (21.75 ozs.) or a Glock 43 single-stack in 9mm (17.95 ozs.). The Glock 43 is very accurate and very easy to shoot. With that said, I just bought a Glock 42 single-stack in .380ac...
by tman
Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Concealed carry --- again
Replies: 60
Views: 3298

Re: Concealed carry --- again

Glock 43 9MM 147+P Hardcast and JHP loaded alternatively. You are ready for anything. :wink:
by tman
Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A public thank you to sixgun
Replies: 35
Views: 1432

Re: A public thank you to sixgun

Yea, I tell 'ya...that Sixgun cat is the coolest thing since sliced bread. :D (And my buddy Tom, (fordwanna be a Mustang) or something like that who is rapidly gaining and learning the positive capitalistic result of acquiring fine Winchesters and Colts...(and Marlins).... to my level) :D Yea....yo...
by tman
Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94 carbine or rifle?
Replies: 23
Views: 1225

Re: Winchester 94 carbine or rifle?

Carbines and Trappers. 94's are hunting guns for me. I give up the reach of a scoped bolt action long barreled magnum for the handiness, and lightweight of the flat nose cartridge guns. Perhaps as I grow older, I realize that a peep sighted .356WCF will do anything I need to do. Carrying something l...
by tman
Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Introduction and the .348
Replies: 22
Views: 1032

Re: Introduction and the .348

Leave it at .348.
by tman
Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A little range time with a new 1911
Replies: 13
Views: 802

Re: A little range time with a new 1911

I bought a new Colt at a small shop that was closing up about a month ago. Dodged a couple small thunderstorms but had the place to myself. Once I settled down things went well. Too much coffee this morning. :shock: http://i.imgur.com/IF21Sfa.jpg http://i.imgur.com/NH7XVqw.jpg Ammunition was from a...
by tman
Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94...
Replies: 15
Views: 1187

Re: Winchester 94...

Older I get the more I appreciate the size and weight of the model 94 Winchester. Mine is also in the extremely UNDERATED .356 WCF, perhaps the best and most useful cartridge ever chambered in a 94 :D .
by tman
Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Moving On
Replies: 9
Views: 799

Re: Moving On

8) :mrgreen: Safe trip & God's speed.
by tman
Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buffalo Bore 30-30 190 grain
Replies: 23
Views: 1463

Re: Buffalo Bore 30-30 190 grain

About the whale--it's my understanding that native Alaskans don't shoot whales to kill them; if they did, the whales would sink and be lost. They shoot to wound them, weakening them so they can't stay down as long, then chase them down, get alongside, and put a harpoon in them with a barrel or two ...
by tman
Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best Self-defense Handgun.....
Replies: 40
Views: 1453

Re: Best Self-defense Handgun.....

Baby Glocks in any caliber. Kel Tec .32 is MORE likely to be on my person, for black bears or humans with hardcast loads it will get the job done,
by tman
Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I wonder if THIS 10mm '1911' will last...?
Replies: 13
Views: 770

Re: I wonder if THIS 10mm '1911' will last...?

I'd say the Ruger will hold up better to the 10mm, only because of the engineering and metallurgy I'm sure they will use in the investment casting( if the cast their 1911 frames) Friend of mine was stationed in Alaska while in the Air Force. He told me about a guy was charged by a brown bear while ...
by tman
Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New to me a Model 71
Replies: 11
Views: 645

Re: New to me a Model 71

King of the lever guns! Sweet. :D
by tman
Sun Jun 25, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buffalo Bore 30-30 190 grain
Replies: 23
Views: 1463

Re: Buffalo Bore 30-30 190 grain

I have not, and am also interested in hearing about some first hand accounts. Savage had an advertisement long time ago about somebody killing a whale :shock: with a .303 Savage with a 190 grain bullet, maybe some type of magic there :wink: . Perhaps the bullet is some type of hardcast. Be interesti...
by tman
Sun Jun 18, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Benchmade is awesome
Replies: 14
Views: 953

Re: Benchmade is awesome

Another shout out for the Buck S30V.
by tman
Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Colt SAA
Replies: 46
Views: 2395

Re: My Colt SAA

Dude you got cool stuff and excellent taste. Steam trains, Colt .44's etc. You gotta have a muscle car stashed away somewhere.
by tman
Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Colt SAA
Replies: 46
Views: 2395

Re: My Colt SAA

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 8) 8) :mrgreen: 8)
by tman
Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 36 RPP?
Replies: 13
Views: 960

Re: 36 RPP?

Interesting, but the .356 is a lot less trouble for questionable gain in performance. You can improve .356 ballistics by handloading, cause the .36 RPP will be a handloaded deal also. Out of 20" barrels, what would the gain be with the .36? If the .356 and .338 Marlin couldn't catch on, doubt if thi...
by tman
Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shot my 1860 conversion today
Replies: 30
Views: 1427

Re: Shot my 1860 conversion today

8)
by tman
Mon Jun 05, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mamod loco with 13 cars
Replies: 36
Views: 1783

Re: Mamod loco with 13 cars

That was THE BOMB! Way 8)
by tman
Mon Jun 05, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayer Request Lung cancer
Replies: 69
Views: 3131

Re: Prayer Request Lung cancer

Prayers sent. God bless you.
by tman
Sun Jun 04, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Bug Out Box/Gun Introduced
Replies: 6
Views: 722

Re: New Bug Out Box/Gun Introduced

Interesting, but, I'll take a GLOCK 26 over it, for anything, any day.
by tman
Wed May 17, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No Fault Divorces
Replies: 12
Views: 911

Re: No Fault Divorces

No fault Divorces is the reason the Divorce rate {50%+} is so high. Not a good thing if you are the male and make more money than her. :evil:
by tman
Tue May 16, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mossberg Shockwave
Replies: 33
Views: 1732

Re: Mossberg Shockwave

I have a pistol grip stock like that on my 1887 IAC clone. Not much fun to shoot, but it is excellent for it's intended purpose. :wink:
by tman
Tue May 16, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Banning Lead Ammunition
Replies: 26
Views: 1329

Re: Banning Lead Ammunition

With everything that is dumped into the environment along with the preservatives, additives, coloring and growth hormones in the food we CONSUME!, lead from shooting is the very LEAST concern that I have. Contents of Prescription drugs scare me more.
by tman
Sun May 14, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 45-70
Replies: 26
Views: 2045

Re: 45-70

Sixgun wrote:
Sun May 14, 2017 1:13 am
A 250 grain bullet from any 44/45 cal. gun traveling 1200 fps at reasonable ranges will kill anything in North America...easily.---6
Exactly. Hunters get caught up in this "USE ENOUGH GUN " nonsense and actually believe the Advertising stuff.
by tman
Thu May 11, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Uberti to be making a Model 1886 clone?
Replies: 11
Views: 931

Re: Uberti to be making a Model 1886 clone?

Another option is a pre safety, pre lawyer trigger Browning clone on the used market. Got an 86SRC. Excellent quality, great gun.
by tman
Wed May 10, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Model 71
Replies: 23
Views: 1575

Re: Model 71

71 is the king of levers. All true levergun owners should handle, shoot and possibly hunt with it. The model94 .356WCF will duplicate .348WCF. performance in a lighter, handier rifle, but, it's action will never be as SMOOTH!
by tman
Thu May 04, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning 86 src
Replies: 4
Views: 543

Re: Browning 86 src

Guess I'm one of the lucky ones. Bought the 86 SRC when it 1st came out. Many rounds down range and never a problem. Slick strong action, like a bank vault closing.
by tman
Thu May 04, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: fish guns
Replies: 19
Views: 1065

Re: fish guns

Kel Tec .32. Don't even know it's in my pocket.
by tman
Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rossi .357 Lever Action
Replies: 42
Views: 2372

Re: Rossi .357 Lever Action

Welcome to the forum. Veral Smith of LBT Molds says his wife uses a 92 in .357 Mag with cast 180 gr bullets as her elk rifle. There's a whole lot going on there. Please retract this post of the insanity of one using a .357 for Elk. Gun writers will show up at her house with pitchforks and lanterns ...
by tman
Sun Apr 09, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER
Replies: 24
Views: 1511

Re: FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER

:mrgreen: Smokin' Bad butt Cool! :mrgreen:
by tman
Sun Apr 09, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .45-70 Browning M-71 HiGrade Custom Rifle
Replies: 11
Views: 1513

Re: .45-70 Browning M-71 HiGrade Custom Rifle

Mike D. wrote:
Sun Aug 24, 2008 7:51 pm
Uhhhh, not too many. 'Cept this one, of course. Started out as an Extra Light, and just sorta "evolved". :mrgreen:
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Dig the full mag! Lever actions look better that way. Might have that done to my 71 carbine.
by tman
Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Surgery, prayers requested. The morning after.
Replies: 44
Views: 2370

Re: Surgery tomorrow, prayers requested.

Prayers. Good luck.
by tman
Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning BLR lever
Replies: 34
Views: 2571

Re: Browning BLR lever

I'll chime in too, also using Tycer's list as a guide... * It's not a Winchester or a Marlin. True, but it carries well and generally hits harder. * It's not made in America. Yup, but we could say that about a lot of guns these days... * It has an impossible to remove high gloss finish on the stock...
by tman
Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning BLR lever
Replies: 34
Views: 2571

Re: Browning BLR lever

Mine in 308 is one of my favorites. Carries like a 30-30 but with more power. In the late ninties I have a friend ,who shot a Marlin in 32 special , was going to buy a new bolt action in 30-06. I convinced him to buy a BLR. To this day he comments how great a gun it is. He is a advid deer hunting a...
by tman
Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MREs or DIY ?
Replies: 25
Views: 1528

Re: MREs or DIY ?

Rather go hungry!
by tman
Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So, what about the use of drones in scouting/hunting?
Replies: 36
Views: 1382

Re: So, what about the use of drones in scouting/hunting?

It's one step away from Shooting your"Trophy"from a helicopter. :cry:
by tman
Sun Mar 05, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your choice of carry gun?
Replies: 64
Views: 3116

Re: Your choice of carry gun?

Glock 43. Keltec .32 mouse gun when the weather heats up.
by tman
Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bruce Jenner In Hospital....
Replies: 15
Views: 1220

Re: Bruce Jenner In Hospital....

Politically incorrect! :shock: You should be ashamed!!!! But, Funny as hell!
by tman
Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Muzzle loading....
Replies: 41
Views: 1952

Re: Muzzle loading....

Gonna take the .50 Renegade flintlock and shoot it all summer to get ready for the OCT. muzzleloader deer season in PA. Been a while since a played with it. If I remember correctly, .375 grain maxiball under 80grns of blackpowder was deadly accurate. WOW..that's one heck of a rifle you got there tm...
by tman
Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Muzzle loading....
Replies: 41
Views: 1952

Re: Muzzle loading....

Gonna take the .50 Renegade flintlock and shoot it all summer to get ready for the OCT. muzzleloader deer season in PA. Been a while since a played with it. If I remember correctly, .375 grain maxiball under 80grns of blackpowder was deadly accurate.
by tman
Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1911 PSA
Replies: 17
Views: 1531

Re: 1911 PSA

Years ago I bought a RIA 1911 for around $300 +/-, don't remember. It shoots the Winchester Ranger 230JHP accurately with no jams. I can't ask anything more of a .45 commander, especially at that price. So I would not hesitate to buy a Mil/Spec .45 commander again at that price.
by tman
Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Feel Old....
Replies: 29
Views: 1505

Re: I Feel Old....

Congrads! Longevity is directly tied to heredity. You can help it along or slow it down by a few years by lifestyle choices. On the other hand, you only go around once, you might as well enjoy living your life to the fullest. Don't have any regrets on what you didn't do when it's time for the dirt n...
by tman
Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 9MM Defensive loads
Replies: 37
Views: 1906

Re: 9MM Defensive loads

I know you guys are talking about "real" 9mm, but my short 9, aka .380, is most likely to put the hurt on a bad guy pretty good. At least slow him down. Yes, I intend to shoot more than once. Yes, when I go to the woods I take a G30S, or 1911 and a long gun. That little LCP is just SO handy to slip...
by tman
Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 9MM Defensive loads
Replies: 37
Views: 1906

Re: 9MM Defensive loads

9mm handguns are much easier to conceal than a 45. The 45 pacts more power, but with modern tech 9mm loads, is it worth the difference? Would anything shot with it know the difference? Is there really a difference with modern ammo? I can conceal carry a Glock 43 in 90% of the situations where I'd ha...
by tman
Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 9MM Defensive loads
Replies: 37
Views: 1906

Re: 9MM Defensive loads

Any 147grn +P FMJ and HP's.
by tman
Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dual ball hunt.#2
Replies: 7
Views: 690

Re: Dual ball hunt.#2

Always enjoy your posts! 8) :mrgreen:
by tman
Mon Feb 13, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Power Generating - Dams versus Coal
Replies: 33
Views: 1160

Re: Power Generating - Dams versus Coal

Coal fired electricity power generation is the buggy whip industry of the 21st Century. Natural gas, wind, solar, and nuclear can provide it safer, cleaner and CHEAPER. Lot of Western European countries are planning to moth ball their Nuke plants, because of their increasing reliance on wind and sol...