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by fordwannabe
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 4136
Views: 68827

Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

Well I do feel better. Thanks Pitchy.
by fordwannabe
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 4136
Views: 68827

Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

Dam you don’t buy a gun from some people for 6 months and when the road trip for a bbq comes along ya just get left behind. I see where I stand. Hmmph.
by fordwannabe
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: For sale H&I sizing dies
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Re: For sale H&I sizing dies

Todd , Vancelw, I will get these ready to ship out in the next day or two. Thanks.
by fordwannabe
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New member of the family
Replies: 14
Views: 200

Re: New member of the family

That’s a cutie! Good luck on learning each other.
by fordwannabe
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pictures.
Replies: 6
Views: 200

Re: Pictures.

That’s how my Grandmother taught me to cook em. Finger lickin good: fried tree rat mmmmmm.
by fordwannabe
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS: Skinner sight for Marlin
Replies: 2
Views: 58

Re: WTS: Skinner sight for Marlin

Wow 14 minutes.SPF
by fordwannabe
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: For sale H&I sizing dies
Replies: 3
Views: 88

For sale H&I sizing dies

I have pretty much switched to the lee and NOE style sizing dies so these are for sale. .258 sold .309 .310 sold .340 sold .357 .358 sold .360 sold .377sold .379 .429 sold .452 sold .459 $15 each plus shipping. I will combine if you buy more than one. I would also work a trade for EGW base for a Mar...
by fordwannabe
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS: Skinner sight for Marlin
Replies: 2
Views: 58

WTS: Skinner sight for Marlin

0BD9DCDD-74EE-4AC1-9DDD-3E44B2E8D6BF.jpeg 9E12D3B5-6E9D-441A-860E-93599A09FB8D.jpeg 1FE91F29-9D36-44C6-A5DC-8B620E05BB45.jpeg As the title says I have this Skinner sight with one insert. It is the longer one and I have had it on a 1894 Marlin but going a different route. I BELIEVE this will also fi...
by fordwannabe
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 35/30 or 35/30-30
Replies: 42
Views: 8308

Re: 35/30 or 35/30-30

Bill in Oregon it is approximately 3:45 pm by approximately 5:45 pm I will be sitting in my shed with a certain NOE mold and hopefully We will have a pile of beautiful boolits. Do you have a certain size you would like them?
by fordwannabe
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 4136
Views: 68827

Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

Answer to tv trivia question who played the bad guy/ murderer on the first episode ever of Wells Fargo? Chuck Connors a year before he became “the rifleman”.
by fordwannabe
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 4136
Views: 68827

Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

What no takers on the trivia question? Come on ya old pharts .
by fordwannabe
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nothing beats a new set of grips!
Replies: 8
Views: 256

Re: Nothing beats a new set of grips!

Let me think, 3 Ruger single actions and a Hawes single action $200 each set....aw dagnabit. I gotta go back to work next week.
by fordwannabe
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 4136
Views: 68827

Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

I was just watching season one episode 3 of Tales of Wells Fargo. This episode is set in Montana and the main bad guy told one of his flunkies to ride over to Deer Lodge and get XXX. That’s the town I grew up in when I lived out there! Kinda cool. A bit of trivia for y’all? Who was the bad guy in th...
by fordwannabe
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 35/30 or 35/30-30
Replies: 42
Views: 8308

Re: 35/30 or 35/30-30

I believe that is the one but in a four cavity. PM me and try a couple. Then you will know for sure. AND I will know because ...did I mention I have a couple, few, no some 35’s.
by fordwannabe
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cast boolit hunting alloy?
Replies: 19
Views: 359

Re: Cast boolit hunting alloy?

I believe I have shot 15-20 animals with centerfire lead bullets,so a small sample but I like 50/50 pure and coww, water quenched. In doing some water jug test it seems to expand yet hold together..ish. Hard bullets seem to either hold together completely or explode into shrapnel(no not Kirk S.). Wh...
by fordwannabe
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 35/30 or 35/30-30
Replies: 42
Views: 8308

Re: 35/30 or 35/30-30

Bill I have a couple 35 Remington also,ok ok more like a few than a couple, ok ok more like some 35’s😂. I have used the RCBS 35-200 in all except one. (When I bought that weird Marlin possibly prototype from Six he had loaded ammo with it and that’s all I have used in it) All the other 35’s have don...
by fordwannabe
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 35/30 or 35/30-30
Replies: 42
Views: 8308

Re: 35/30 or 35/30-30

Long dead thread but since I am going to use Mainehunters 336 on this caliber for my buck gun this year, I am doing load development and accuracy testing. I have the NOE mold he mentioned above and it works well. I have to be honest I NEEDED this rifle and was all set to give her heck, other things ...
by fordwannabe
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Win 92 25/20 project rifle
Replies: 17
Views: 363

Re: Win 92 25/20 project rifle

I will say a number of years ago a buddy of mine bought two 92’s at a gun show and he got them relatively cheap as they were both “shot out” ,6little to no rifling left. I asked how you wore out all the rifling on a steel barrel with slow lead bullets and he gave me a dumb look. I used a foul out cl...
by fordwannabe
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nothing beats a new set of grips!
Replies: 8
Views: 256

Re: Nothing beats a new set of grips!

You wrote “ they feel as good as they look.” They can’t feel that good! I likey a LOT.
by fordwannabe
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB 40-65 26 inch octagon barrel for an 1886
Replies: 10
Views: 215

Re: WTB 40-65 26 inch octagon barrel for an 1886

Thanks good info
by fordwannabe
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruger Wrangler
Replies: 28
Views: 488

Re: Ruger Wrangler

I fondled one last week at the lgs. The finish doesn’t bother me at all. It felt good in the hand, but the one I held left something to be desired in the trigger. I would try one but my Hawes for some reason is like an extension of my finger point, go bang, and hit what I am aiming at. Why switch?
by fordwannabe
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB 40-65 26 inch octagon barrel for an 1886
Replies: 10
Views: 215

Re: WTB 40-65 26 inch octagon barrel for an 1886

:shock: My problem with using the original barrel is... it appears to have been shortened an inch AND where it said 40-65 it has been x ed out and 45-70 stamped over it. The rest of the rifle is in rough shape and I am afraid a new barrel will look silly on it. As I said above may just leave it as b...
by fordwannabe
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Diploma..............
Replies: 13
Views: 332

Re: My Diploma..............

Congratulations. My emancipation day is February 7,2025. Not like I am counting or anything🤬
by fordwannabe
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB 40-65 26 inch octagon barrel for an 1886
Replies: 10
Views: 215

Re: WTB 40-65 26 inch octagon barrel for an 1886

Where would one purchase reproduction barrels in
40-65?
by fordwannabe
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 4136
Views: 68827

Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

I haven’t seen one of those in years. We used to see the Amish using them in Berks and Lancaster county. Very cool Pitchy
by fordwannabe
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB 40-65 26 inch octagon barrel for an 1886
Replies: 10
Views: 215

WTB 40-65 26 inch octagon barrel for an 1886

Hi all, putting out feelers to see if anyone has a 40/65 barrel for one of my 86’s. I have been through a number of ideas of what to do with this rifle (I am probably gonna leave it as is but information is a wonderful thing when trying to make a decision) including return to 40/65, re-bore to 50-10...
by fordwannabe
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 4136
Views: 68827

Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

Whoa whoa whoa there Six! Just because Montana’s think that doesn’t mean we’re wrong.
No worries Jay! I was in Billings in 1983, has one of the more respectable jails....long story.
by fordwannabe
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin Ballard loading tool
Replies: 8
Views: 236

Re: Marlin Ballard loading tool

Very neat piece of history Vall. Thanks for the education.
by fordwannabe
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 4136
Views: 68827

Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

Hi guys. I have been reading your post but had to do a power steering box on my super duty. A pinion seal on the mustang and ball joints, brakes, and control arm bushings on the Polaris. Thus I haven’t been posting much. After work tonight I am going to finally go to the range and try to shoot some ...
by fordwannabe
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: And another'n
Replies: 9
Views: 455

Re: And another'n

Gotta say the last one was the best.
by fordwannabe
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help Needed ! ! !
Replies: 19
Views: 489

Re: Help Needed ! ! !

That original post sounds exactly like Mrs fordwannabe explaining car problems. Fatboy’s comment brings home a smile after my Dad passed away my Mother claims to have 5 tools 1) If it.should and it doesn’t WD40! 2) If it does and it shouldn’t duck(her words not mine) tape. 3) Tom 4)Troy 5)Bill The l...
by fordwannabe
Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which gun?
Replies: 19
Views: 465

Re: Which gun?

AR in 458 socom....it ain’t a doe but what the heck? I wanna kill something with it.
by fordwannabe
Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 4136
Views: 68827

Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

Well done jack! I got the 1892 Marlin at least cycling with the heeled bullets, today. I have the overall length figured out now when NOE gets a package to me I will get diameter and powder charge figured out, and have another squirrel rifle. Woopee. Off to cut the grass and find the wobble in the s...
by fordwannabe
Fri May 31, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For those who like SBR leverguns....
Replies: 4
Views: 372

Re: For those who like SBR leverguns....

Thank you. We stole some ideas from others, did a bunch of head scratching of our own, and my buddy machined it out. We had to redo a couple things and are still tweaking on it a little but it is fun. I wish I could post the video of me shooting it with the silencerco hybrid and a 520 grain cast. It...
by fordwannabe
Fri May 31, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 4136
Views: 68827

Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

Very sorry to Hear things aren’t progressing as well as we had hoped for your buddy, Jay.
by fordwannabe
Fri May 31, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If you need Therapy.... (humor)
Replies: 8
Views: 349

Re: If you need Therapy.... (humor)

Yeah Doc. That.
by fordwannabe
Fri May 31, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AR-10
Replies: 21
Views: 480

Re: AR-10

Did I mention I really really want to shoot a doe with my 458? I may have to use an 1886 SRC in 45/70 instead dang it.
by fordwannabe
Fri May 31, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayers please
Replies: 43
Views: 737

Re: Prayers please

Rusty a sense of humor goes a long way In the healing process . Prayers continue.
by fordwannabe
Thu May 30, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If you need Therapy.... (humor)
Replies: 8
Views: 349

Re: If you need Therapy.... (humor)

I do not recall why his attitude changed just that it was dramatically different after our discussion. I am sticking with that.
by fordwannabe
Wed May 29, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AR-10
Replies: 21
Views: 480

Re: AR-10

I am down to three, a mostly LMT in 5.56, a 308, and the 458 socom. I really really want to shoot a doe in the head with the 458. To the point I have talked to game wardens and a Judge about the legality of removing the gas tube this making a straight pull bolt gun. The division head game warden sta...
by fordwannabe
Wed May 29, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For those who like SBR leverguns....
Replies: 4
Views: 372

Re: For those who like SBR leverguns....

Doc, while not an SBR did you ever see a pic of my 16.5 inch takedown suppressed Marlin in 45-70?
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by fordwannabe
Wed May 29, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If you need Therapy.... (humor)
Replies: 8
Views: 349

Re: If you need Therapy.... (humor)

When I was in my 20’s I was a house parent (referee) at a house for delinquent males. We had young college students who were majoring in social work come out a couple times a year to do “clinical work “ with the young men. One time we had a hottie come out and she was working with a few of the young...
by fordwannabe
Tue May 28, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayers please
Replies: 43
Views: 737

Re: Prayers please

Prayers up
by fordwannabe
Sun May 26, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 4136
Views: 68827

Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

Well yesterday I rubbed my meat, brisket that is. Put my buddy’s rub on it, let it sit in the fridge most of yesterday and fired up the smoker at 0930 this morning. Used cherry wood and had apple juice in the drippings pan. Pulled it at 1700 wrapped in foil and placed in a cooler( no ice) to set for...
by fordwannabe
Sun May 26, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Might be another kid on the way....
Replies: 8
Views: 305

Re: Might be another kid on the way....

Good luck with that Doc. It does not work like that here for sure because I clean the house all the time. One kid but sometime next month that kid and his wife are going to make me a Grandpa. I signed a text to them as Pop(what we called my Grandfather and the generation after me called my Dad) I li...
by fordwannabe
Sat May 25, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I sure do appreciate the efforts my neighbors put into funding my ammo budget ......
Replies: 5
Views: 327

Re: I sure do appreciate the efforts my neighbors put into funding my ammo budget ......

I like the electric can opener line, so true. As to the p38 I haven’t used one of those in decades... I have been carrying a Swiss champ in the pocket of my fat boy pants for close to 30 years. I have two of the champs as I would truely feel naked without it even if I didn’t use it that whole day.
by fordwannabe
Sat May 25, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The crew chief
Replies: 23
Views: 561

Re: The crew chief

Pitchy, thanks for the post, and thank you for your service. After all your posts about making things and repurposing things I gotta wonder if any planes or choppers had “field expedient “ repairs with saw blades, spoons, pencil sharpeners ect? All meant in good fun.
by fordwannabe
Sat May 25, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Soccer ball accuracy
Replies: 6
Views: 212

Re: Soccer ball accuracy

I go to jug shoots here in Pa and i have a savage 308 and a 30-06 that will hit a half gallon milk jug at various distances out to 500 yards about every time.
by fordwannabe
Thu May 16, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: goodbye.......
Replies: 12
Views: 505

Re: goodbye.......

Not dirty, not crude, just funny. Well done Mr. Conway.