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by Merle
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Answer To Staying Logged In Here
Replies: 9
Views: 205

Re: The Answer To Staying Logged In Here

I did all that & it works well EXCEPT for notices I get from threads I subscribed to before the change.
by Merle
Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why are they hiding the poles?
Replies: 23
Views: 846

Re: Why are they hiding the poles?

mostly because there are two poles - the center of rotation - and the magnetic pole.

and they both slowly drift around as the Earth wobbles on its axis..... :roll:
by Merle
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Did something change on this site?
Replies: 15
Views: 448

Re: Did something change on this site?

Make sure your computer is set to "remember"... *.org, not *.com. well, the site title is "org", so I have no idea on what it takes to change the "remember" part..... A complete format and re-install will probably work... :twisted: :lol: :wink: It's a Cookie deal, and unfortunately since I use so m...
by Merle
Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Did something change on this site?
Replies: 15
Views: 448

Re: Did something change on this site?

Make sure your computer is set to "remember"... *.org, not *.com. well, the site title is "org", so I have no idea on what it takes to change the "remember" part..... A complete format and re-install will probably work... :twisted: :lol: :wink: It's a Cookie deal, and unfortunately since I use so m...
by Merle
Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Did something change on this site?
Replies: 15
Views: 448

Re: Did something change on this site?

Griff wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:28 pm
Make sure your computer is set to "remember"... *.org, not *.com.
well, the site title is "org", so I have no idea on what it takes to change the "remember" part.....
by Merle
Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Did something change on this site?
Replies: 15
Views: 448

Re: Did something change on this site?

GunnyMack wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:40 pm
Check your settings, enable cookies and it should remember you.



this is the only site that gives me problems, so...... :roll:
by Merle
Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .44 WCF and split case mouths
Replies: 17
Views: 534

Re: .44 WCF and split case mouths

Guys, I have been continually getting split case mouths in my .44-40 brass. I mean, its a chronic situation. I now have to buy a whole new bag of brass, bit I find myself reluctant to do it, because I know I will go through the whole lot of them in a couple of months probably. I cant afford to pay ...
by Merle
Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Inaccurate guns
Replies: 8
Views: 464

Re: Inaccurate guns

Guns are inaccurate if they don't have free-floated barrels, or if they don't have precision bedding, or specially-lapped bolt-lugs, and if the barrel isn't cryogenically treated it is usually not going to be very accurate. All that aside, if you don't use a Leupold or other high-grade optic, the g...
by Merle
Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Backpack Gun
Replies: 36
Views: 2209

Re: Backpack Gun

I have secured permission to hunt a much coveted swampy hollow surrounded by rocky ridges, mature hardwood, and 10 year old pine thickets. The only access to the property(that I am allowed to use) is a yuppie/soccer mom walking and bicycle trail that passes from the metroplis through an industrial ...
by Merle
Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: August 2017 Levergun Postal Match
Replies: 14
Views: 803

Re: August 2017 Levergun Postal Match

greetings, squeezing in a pistol caliber at the last minute. yesterday I took my brand new Henry 357 mag carbine to the range for the first time. after fiddling around & getting it (more or less) sighted in, I gave it a whirl. score:83 - 1X factory buckhorns, which aren't too kind to my old eyes! PM...
by Merle
Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: new Henry!
Replies: 5
Views: 438

Re: new Henry!

765x53 wrote:
Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:11 pm
Skinner makes some beautiful sights for all of the Henry rifles. http://skinnersights.com/henry_rifles_18.html

Looks good -- thanks. :)
by Merle
Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: new Henry!
Replies: 5
Views: 438

Re: new Henry!

If the receiver top is drilled and tapped for scope mounts like the Marlins are, perhaps the Williams Foolproof ones for the 1894/336 would fit. I think my 1894 wears a '336' sight out on the front pair of scope holes and it is perfect...! HMMM, it is drilled & tapped, so I'll look into those. Than...
by Merle
Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: new Henry!
Replies: 5
Views: 438

new Henry!

Greetings, Got my new .357 mag yesterday and took it to the range today. It is an 16.5" blue model - I had wanted a 20", but they were out of stock and I didn't want to wait, so.... Now I'm glad I got the 16.5", as it somehow just "looks right" to me. (OOPPSS on me, I thought it was 18") :oops: I'm ...
by Merle
Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Snake in the hen house
Replies: 17
Views: 568

Re: Snake in the hen house

junkbug wrote:
Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:00 pm
A friend wo kept chickens used fake eggs to lure the hens into laying real ones.
OK, thanks - never saw that one before.... :?
by Merle
Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Snake in the hen house
Replies: 17
Views: 568

Re: Snake in the hen house

Recent heavy rains have brought all sorts of varmints up from low areas. This morning my wife found a snake curled up in a chicken nest with a dummy ceramic egg showing in its belly. So, I strapped on my M19 .357 with snake shot loads and went to the chicken yard. My grandson used a hoe to lift one...
by Merle
Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: new Henry on the way!
Replies: 10
Views: 452

Re: new Henry on the way!

I just bought the all steel 45-70 18" myself. Are you staying with the factory Sights? I don't care for bead and buckhorn so I'm trying to decide on what sights to install. I thought of just exchangingredients rear sight to a flat top sight. I have a Williams peep and hiviz front on my marlin 357 a...
by Merle
Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: new Henry on the way!
Replies: 10
Views: 452

Re: new Henry on the way!

RIHMFIRE wrote:
Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:53 pm
you are going to love it......congrats
are you going to hunt with it?
Yep, mostly varmints until I see what I can do with it.
Also will shoot some postal matches to build familiarity....
by Merle
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: new Henry on the way!
Replies: 10
Views: 452

Re: new Henry on the way!

greetings, I finally broke down and ordered an 18" carbine today. I'm uncertain how I'll adjust to the "different" method of loading, but I'll give it a chance. Somehow the 16" didn't appeal - and the 20" were out of stock - must have been an omen! :D Time to start selecting it's favorite ammo, so ...
by Merle
Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: new Henry on the way!
Replies: 10
Views: 452

new Henry on the way!

greetings, I finally broke down and ordered an 18" carbine today. I'm uncertain how I'll adjust to the "different" method of loading, but I'll give it a chance. Somehow the 16" didn't appeal - and the 20" were out of stock - must have been an omen! :D Time to start selecting it's favorite ammo, so t...
by Merle
Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bit of luck
Replies: 9
Views: 482

Re: Bit of luck

6pt-sika wrote:
Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:35 pm
This 4" 19 now has me wanting a 4" 29 that's pinned and recessed 😉👍🏻
getting a bit greedy, are you??? :lol:
by Merle
Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New glass on an M1A
Replies: 4
Views: 329

Re: New glass on an M1A

I don't remember this being such a pain. :shock: The local Cabela's had some optics on sale so I picked up new Bushnell for my Springfield. I've done this before but removing the stripper clip guide from the receiver and installing the part of the scope mount that replaces it took far more time, to...
by Merle
Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting "Before & After" Photo's
Replies: 8
Views: 535

Re: Interesting "Before & After" Photo's

Old No7 wrote:
Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:51 pm
I think the gang here will enjoy this one...

Modified the original image -- just for your viewing pleasure!!! :wink:

Old No7


Before_After_LG.jpg
EHHH, the smile isn't big enough on the lever guns... :lol:
by Merle
Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Steel .22 shoot
Replies: 3
Views: 301

Re: Steel .22 shoot

I wish I was closer... :(
by Merle
Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: August 2017 Levergun Postal Match
Replies: 14
Views: 803

Re: August 2017 Levergun Postal Match

now to get Mother Nature to lower the temp & humidity so I won't keel over...... :(
by Merle
Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wanna Be a SAILOR?
Replies: 12
Views: 713

Re: Wanna Be a SAILOR?

AHH, brings back memories!

You just forgot General Quarters & fire missions on the gun line......

It's great fun trying to sleep with the muzzle of a 5" gun ten foot above your rack! :mrgreen:
by Merle
Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A PROPER WAY TO CALL SOMEONE A BASs TARt
Replies: 10
Views: 485

Re: A PROPER WAY TO CALL SOMEONE A BASs TARt

OHHH, good one!!! :lol:
by Merle
Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What 'Pop-Culture' thinks of 'Gun Owners'
Replies: 1
Views: 333

Re: What 'Pop-Culture' thinks of 'Gun Owners'

I suspect some are just tired of being abused & demonized. :(
by Merle
Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lee Speed
Replies: 16
Views: 821

Re: Lee Speed

I received the Lee Speed in the mail today and I must say I am more than pleased with it.It appears to be a used but very well cared for rifle, the stocks are in real nice shape with superb checkering on the grip and fore stock with only a few scattered marks on the stock and the metal is in great ...
by Merle
Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lee Speed
Replies: 16
Views: 821

Re: Lee Speed

That's a bucket list rifle for sure, right there. I have a Lee-Metford that has been partially sportered and with a new stock made. The bore is shot, so I will have it rebored to .375 and chambered for .375 Nitro Express 2 1/2 Flanged. BSA offered this chambering in their original Lee Speeds. It ha...
by Merle
Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lee Speed
Replies: 16
Views: 821

Re: Lee Speed

classy !!! :D
by Merle
Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [humorous] Tribute to Dogs:
Replies: 6
Views: 538

Re: [humorous] Tribute to Dogs:

yep, pretty much nails it! :D
by Merle
Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pointy Bullets in Leverguns... Myth Busted?
Replies: 41
Views: 2110

Re: Pointy Bullets in Leverguns... Myth Busted?

Explosions in the mag tube are NOT myths! They are documented, and happened in the 1882 military small arms trials! An 1881 Marlin was submitted for those trials, and was chambered in .45-70 as that was the standard government cartridge then. The 1881 was fired with numerous brands of ammo, but whe...
by Merle
Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pointy Bullets in Leverguns... Myth Busted?
Replies: 41
Views: 2110

Re: Pointy Bullets in Leverguns... Myth Busted?

Explosions in the mag tube are NOT myths! They are documented, and happened in the 1882 military small arms trials! An 1881 Marlin was submitted for those trials, and was chambered in .45-70 as that was the standard government cartridge then. The 1881 was fired with numerous brands of ammo, but whe...
by Merle
Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: June 2017 Levergun Postal Match
Replies: 14
Views: 940

Re: June 2017 Levergun Postal Match

Earl, I confirm that you've got a 90, 92-1X, and an 88-1X, for two rifle caliber targets and one pistol target. (Trust me, my 99 was pure dumb luck, I ain't shot that well in a couple of years... ok, maybe a score or more). I can generally get an "X" shot on the first shot, repeats are generally mo...
by Merle
Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: June 2017 Levergun Postal Match
Replies: 14
Views: 940

Re: June 2017 Levergun Postal Match

2nd try Marlin M1894 in 44 Mag ammo WW-USA 240 gr JSP used sling NOTE had one split case & one round way low - I wonder if they were connected? that big JSP really tore up the target frame AND my target I left some of the splinters (see arrows) for entertainment value when I patched up the target ht...
by Merle
Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: June 2017 Levergun Postal Match
Replies: 14
Views: 940

Re: June 2017 Levergun Postal Match

greetings, finally made it to the range & shot my Winchester M94 in 30-30. rifle has been armaloyed - no sling ammo used was Hornady 150 gr American white tail score not too impressive - two rounds off paper - total 64 sure proves it's been too long...... http://i775.photobucket.com/albums/yy36/Merl...
by Merle
Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Darne Double Stotgun
Replies: 23
Views: 1073

Re: Darne Double Stotgun

before shooting it be sure to check the chamber length - there were some odd one back then. :o
by Merle
Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got foot locker?
Replies: 11
Views: 570

Re: Got foot locker?

Lost my seabag, and everything else from those days, in a house fire. Sure would like to look at the old pictures though..... :cry:
by Merle
Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Levergunner with double rifle shoots antelope
Replies: 22
Views: 853

Re: Levergunner with double rifle shoots antelope

crs wrote:
Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:13 pm
Merle,
Here is a link to my post made upon receiving the rifle:

http://www.levergunscommunity.com/viewt ... ta#p748039

Let me know if you have further questions.

Thanks for the info - That's a beauty! I'll bet you are glad you have that link handy, eh?
by Merle
Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Levergunner with double rifle shoots antelope
Replies: 22
Views: 853

Re: Levergunner with double rifle shoots antelope

Details on the rifle???
by Merle
Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hillary Called President Trump
Replies: 8
Views: 656

Re: Hillary Called President Trump

I wonder if she needs a ride? :lol:
by Merle
Wed May 24, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Elk with 45 Colt rifle?
Replies: 15
Views: 953

Re: Elk with 45 Colt rifle?

Here's what Paco had to say about .45 Colt in lever guns, and with his top-end loads (i.e. 340-grain cast at 1800), I think an elk within 100-125 yards would be in very, very serious trouble. http://www.leverguns.com/articles/paco/45coltlevergun.htm HMMM, food for thought! Thanks for posting. 8)
by Merle
Tue May 23, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 375 Payne Express in Browning 71.
Replies: 19
Views: 1197

Re: 375 Payne Express in Browning 71.

Welcome to the forum. Using Google, I did not find ballistic information on the .375 Payne Express. So, no answers, but a question. .375 minus .348 = .027 inch (27 thousandths inch); what great advantage over the current chambering does this provide? Just asking. :?: Much more common bore size & bu...
by Merle
Tue May 23, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old guys computer probs.
Replies: 15
Views: 905

Re: Old guys computer probs.

. The files should be in the "recycle bin", located on your laptop's "desktop" - the icon usually looks like a small trash basket. If you "left click" on the icon, all the files you deleted should appear in a new window - then 75 times, one-by-one, "right click" on each file, then choose "restore"....
by Merle
Tue May 23, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old guys computer probs.
Replies: 15
Views: 905

Re: Old guys computer probs.

You have to expand your selections until you see one called "trash", so they are not totally gone.
Select the ones you want, then move them back to the folder you chose.
by Merle
Mon May 22, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting WWII Photo
Replies: 11
Views: 708

Re: Interesting WWII Photo

Now that had to be an exciting moment!!! :shock:
by Merle
Thu May 18, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The newest gunners!!
Replies: 15
Views: 819

Re: The newest gunners!!

wvfarrier wrote:
Thu May 18, 2017 6:57 am
Isabelle lynn and gabrielle lee
5#9 oz and 5#4 oz

Both healthy abd amazing!!!

Image
I trust their mother is doing well too?
by Merle
Thu May 18, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BC/ AD to BCE when did that happen?
Replies: 17
Views: 1070

Re: BC/ AD to BCE when did that happen?

Other than scientific usage, I can't remember the last time I have heard BC/AD used. But since I'm a RIGHT WING GUN TOTING GOD FEARING MAN I'll continue to use BC/AD. THE LEFT CAN GO POUND SALT! That's a waste of good salt - they should use sand!!! :twisted: That's a waste of good sand! They should...
by Merle
Wed May 17, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BC/ AD to BCE when did that happen?
Replies: 17
Views: 1070

Re: BC/ AD to BCE when did that happen?

GunnyMack wrote:
Wed May 17, 2017 11:13 am
Other than scientific usage, I can't remember the last time I have heard BC/AD used. But since I'm a RIGHT WING GUN TOTING GOD FEARING MAN I'll continue to use BC/AD.
THE LEFT CAN GO POUND SALT!
That's a waste of good salt - they should use sand!!! :twisted:
by Merle
Thu May 04, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1885 Winchester...RF to CF...DONE!
Replies: 12
Views: 815

Re: 1885 Winchester...RF to CF...DONE!

Old No7 wrote:
Thu May 04, 2017 8:10 am
Wow, nicely done!!!

But after seeing that pile of chips... You have me rethinking my plans to drill out that old 22 roller of mine using a handheld drill... :shock:

Old No7
I don't think my hand is steady enough for that job! :o