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by Merle
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stress Relief in These Turbulent Times
Replies: 10
Views: 273

Re: Stress Relief in These Turbulent Times

most definitely worked, but I'm laughing pretty hard, hope that is acceptable! :D
by Merle
Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone here shoot a military irons-only rifle match?
Replies: 17
Views: 601

Re: Anyone here shoot a military irons-only rifle match?

don't know if this is of interest, but there were several "postal matches" last year that were for milsurp iron sights.
I would expect more this spring/summer.
by Merle
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday Merle.
Replies: 5
Views: 116

Re: Happy Birthday Merle.

1894c wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:28 pm
HAPPY BIRTHDAY... :)

thanks - it's good to make it thru another year.... :mrgreen:
by Merle
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday Merle.
Replies: 5
Views: 116

Re: Happy Birthday Merle.

Blaine wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:42 pm
Happy Birthday, Rifleman. 8)

thank you :lol:
by Merle
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday Merle.
Replies: 5
Views: 116

Re: Happy Birthday Merle.

gamekeeper wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:10 am
Have a GREAT DAY......... :D

thank you :D
by Merle
Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Found.....
Replies: 6
Views: 472

Re: 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 rese...
by Merle
Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Six Seconds.....Can I get an "AMEN".....!!!
Replies: 38
Views: 998

Re: Six Seconds.....Can I get an "AMEN".....!!!

Did you guys see how the recent attempted 'mass shooter' at the West Freeway Church in Texa s wound up having at least five churchgoers draw down on him and lethally shoot him within six seconds... :mrgreen: Of course CNN makes it out like the only reason the murderer was stopped was that a "former...
by Merle
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I snagged a pair of Winchester 1894 special order rifles
Replies: 11
Views: 846

Re: I snagged a pair of Winchester 1894 special order rifles

marlinman93 wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:11 am
Neat guns! Don't pass up the .32-40 because of brass. It's still not that hard to find, and forming down .38-55 to .32-40 is almost as easy as full length sizing .38-55 itself.

and, bullets for a 32 special will work just fine! :wink:
by Merle
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mule Deer With An Original 1894 Takedown 32-40
Replies: 30
Views: 700

Re: Mule Deer With An Original 1894 Takedown 32-40

Merle, isn't fun a big part of the reason for using old guns like that? If just plain simple function and accuracy without any concern for ofter hard to define factors were all, then we would all be shooting the same bolt action rifles in maybe only 3 different calibers. Can you imagine anything le...
by Merle
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mule Deer With An Original 1894 Takedown 32-40
Replies: 30
Views: 700

Re: Mule Deer With An Original 1894 Takedown 32-40

My only 32-40 is a TCR-83, with double set triggers.
Since it is a single shot, I tried to use it as a Schuetzen rifle, but found I wasn't all that adept at it. :(
At least I did have fun with it at some local matches, so.......
by Merle
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mule Deer With An Original 1894 Takedown 32-40
Replies: 30
Views: 700

Re: Mule Deer With An Original 1894 Takedown 32-40

Any more details on the load and the rifle? Year of manufacture, any history? It was made in 1897. The 32-40 and 38-55 were the first chamberings in the model 1894 and they were loaded with black powder, the 25-35 and 30-30 came in 1895 as the first smokeless cartridges for th 1894. I took a pictur...
by Merle
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mule Deer With An Original 1894 Takedown 32-40
Replies: 30
Views: 700

Re: Mule Deer With An Original 1894 Takedown 32-40

Chasing these critters around with old guns and iron sights makes the hunt more worthwhile. I spent the morning spotting for deer and seeing a few. I did get within range of a nice 4 point, but he took off at the last second and went around a hill. I followed where he went, got distracted and had t...
by Merle
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rocket man
Replies: 12
Views: 375

Re: Rocket man

did you say three grand??? :shock:
by Merle
Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Found these girls today
Replies: 6
Views: 404

Re: Found these girls today

BigSky56 wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:26 pm
Was out wolf hunting today and on the way home about a mile from the house I saw 4 cows and 2 calves, which have the reddish brown rump. They were about 100 yds off the road. danny
DSCF1362.JPG

nice! :D
by Merle
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruger 32-20/32 H&R Convertible
Replies: 24
Views: 416

Re: Ruger 32-20/32 H&R Convertible

Picked this one up today great shape, one of the 200 done for Buckeye . Gearing up to reload, very beefy cylinder wall .14", between the cylinders .2". Measuring the cylinder mouth and bore measurements I think these are actually 30-20s as John Taffin said TC did. Thanks to Sixgun for contributing ...
by Merle
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old Skeeter Skelton article ........
Replies: 7
Views: 412

Re: Old Skeeter Skelton article ........

You know a guys wisdom is legit when you read his article 40+ years after it was published and you find it just as well informed now as it was then. http://www.huntertradertrapper.com/whats-the-best-trail-gun-for-you-by-skeeter-skelton/ And with that I am off to scout my fall hunting grounds …… wit...
by Merle
Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You know what really turns a bland nylon uncle Mikes holster into a item you can be proud of?
Replies: 8
Views: 353

Re: You know what really turns a bland nylon uncle Mikes holster into a item you can be proud of?

wm wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:59 am
You know what really turns a bland nylon uncle Mikes holster into a item you can be proud of? A bedazzler & the imagination and hard work of a 7 year old!

https://www.getbedazzler.com/


If you got it, you gotta flaunt it!!!!

:lol:

Wm

pics or it didn't happen! :mrgreen:
by Merle
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .32 Associates.......
Replies: 52
Views: 2336

Re: In memory of mister......

I doubt enough people know about the .32 Special for there to be enough interest that any manufacturer would make a run of them. Too bad. I never knew about them until it was practically too late. Maybe I can find a used .30-30 cheap enough for a conversion to be worth the effort. I know, there is ...
by Merle
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stumping Dear Abby
Replies: 7
Views: 367

Re: Stumping Dear Abby

TraderVic wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:56 pm
Remember, these people can vote...and drive.


Hmmm.........I'm not too worried about their driving.
The fact that these people vote is what's scary.

AMEN to that !!! :roll:
by Merle
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It's all about attitude
Replies: 8
Views: 454

Re: It's all about attitude

Bill in Oregon wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:26 am
God bless this soldier and the message he shares.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgQkh1_cACE
it really hurt to watch this, but thanks for posting :(
by Merle
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tube channels.....
Replies: 10
Views: 459

Re: Tube channel.....

Anybody else watch this guy ? https://m.youtube.com/channel/UC6QH13V2o68zynSa0hZy9uQ Adamant about his opinions without seeming internet commando dweebish. His preferred bullet test media seems a bit improviso guerilla but is possibly more realistic than the ubiquitous jello. yes, and he doesn't tr...
by Merle
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I was gonna participate in the Gun Buyback.....
Replies: 5
Views: 360

Re: I was gonna participate in the Gun Buyback.....

Booger Bill wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:17 pm
Where`s that like button!

I'm looking too :o
by Merle
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 7mm to 338 to 45/70
Replies: 13
Views: 406

Re: 7mm to 338 to 45/70

GunnyMack wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:05 am
You make good points as to tooth fang and claw bullets need to hit and keep going. However, nosler partitions or swift a frames would probably have worked but no body in their right mind would want to find out?!
Thanks for sharing your experiences !
I'll second this! :shock:
by Merle
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Japanese, Pearl Harbor, and Their 3 Huge Mistakes
Replies: 34
Views: 994

Re: The Japanese, Pearl Harbor, and Their 3 Huge Mistakes

1894cfan wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:34 pm
It wasn't mentioned, but mistake number 4 was.....ALL of our aircraft carriers were away at sea at the time!!
and # 5 was not knocking out the sub pens, especially considering how much damage our subs did early in the war...
by Merle
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "How to Wash a Cat"
Replies: 13
Views: 513

Re: "How to Wash a Cat"

AJMD429 wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:53 am
An oldie but goodie....

I always like sharing it with cat-lovers........I find out about 12.4% of them have a sense of humor...... :lol:

that many :D
by Merle
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tape in scope rings ?
Replies: 3
Views: 256

Re: Tape in scope rings ?

Pete44ru wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:16 pm
.

Some ring manufacturer's do that to prevent scope slippage. . :)

.

seen this many times......
by Merle
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I wonder what these pilots are seeing...???
Replies: 34
Views: 1247

Re: I wonder what these pilots are seeing...???

AJMD429 wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:51 pm
https://youtu.be/twtIvoKrYy0?t=1631

nothing there - looks like the vid has been pulled :?:
by Merle
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Married vs Single Women...
Replies: 7
Views: 727

Re: Married vs Single Women...

Didn't work for my wife of 47 years - she barely made it to 100 lbs...... :roll:
by Merle
Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ain't That America.......
Replies: 14
Views: 626

Re: Ain't That America.......

Yesterday We took a road trip over to Western Pa to Saegertown to the antique engine show. Five bucks admission . It was 90*. hundreds of old tractors, huge hit & miss engines, belt driven machine shop ,sawmill, tractor pull, Good reasonable food at the concession stand. hundreds of people All Happ...
by Merle
Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oh I was bad.
Replies: 23
Views: 529

Re: Oh I was bad.

Very nice - you done good!!! :D
by Merle
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oh I was bad.
Replies: 23
Views: 529

Re: Oh I was bad.

fordwannabe wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:20 pm
I was a very bad boy today details to follow but the numbers 1886 33, 1894 25/20 and 1895 30-40 may give a clue as to how bad I was.

pics, or it didn't happen..... :mrgreen:
by Merle
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prewar mauser
Replies: 9
Views: 387

Re: Prewar mauser

. That's a very nice lightweight (note the raised wood around the action) sporting rifle with DST's. IMO, the only thing to do is find out if the 8x57 barrel has the early (.318" 8x57J) or the later (.323" 8x57JS/S-bore) bore size. IIRC, commercial 8x57 ammo is all .323" (since 1905) Please be care...
by Merle
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prince Rupert’s Drop
Replies: 8
Views: 420

Re: Prince Rupert’s Drop

Shasta wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:02 am
I had never heard of a Prince Rupert's Drop, nor would I have believed such a small amount of glass could be so tough. I certainly learned something today! Thanks for the links, Tycer. :D

Shasta

add me to the "totally amazed" list...... :o
by Merle
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New levergunner arrived yesterday.
Replies: 20
Views: 507

Re: New levergunner arrived yesterday.

My first Grandson was born yesterday morning a little before noon. Bennett Lloyd was 21.5 inches and a little over 10 pounds. Big hands and feet just like his Daddy. My son is 6’ 4” with size 16 shoes. Momma and baby are doing well. Visiting today the little fella nursed three times from 10:00 to 1...
by Merle
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trans-
Replies: 5
Views: 283

Re: Trans-

Bill in Oregon wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:06 am
Also makes perfect sense to me, suffering from creeping girth syndrome ...

:lol:

there seems to be a lot of that going around lately... :lol:
by Merle
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Idiots
Replies: 14
Views: 681

Re: Idiots

3leggedturtle wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:27 pm
I've met a few guys over the years that talk about taking some, good sound shots, was always glad i had my own land to hunt.

I only ever met one - and I told him to be very quiet when he left, as I also take sound shots.
He got very pale, and tip toed away.... :twisted:
by Merle
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grandpa Said....
Replies: 16
Views: 641

Re: Grandpa Said....

Among many other things, that you couldn't miss shooting at a snake if you aim at his head because it would see the bullet coming and strike at it, and get kilt....Grandpas could come up with the damdust stuff. Also said all you needed for rabbit hunting was a salt shaker. How many you old geezers ...
by Merle
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Win 92 25/20 project rifle
Replies: 17
Views: 698

Re: Win 92 25/20 project rifle

Booger Bill wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:50 pm
I would have it converted to .256 Win mag.

How is ammo availability for .256? :?:
by Merle
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quote of the Week
Replies: 2
Views: 267

Re: Quote of the Week

3leggedturtle wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:25 am
I may die on my knees, but I'll be up to my waist in brass! Todd/3leg

and hopefully surrounded by the bodies of your enemies!!! :evil:
by Merle
Thu May 23, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I love stories with happy endings ......
Replies: 7
Views: 435

Re: I love stories with happy endings ......

wm wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 4:28 pm
https://762precision.com/2013/12/14/mar ... remington/

I think I may just copy this guys inlay work on the stock …… I have that Iver Johnson shotgun I just picked up as a practice piece …… maybe some rabbit prints? Or bird tracks?

Wm

I like it! :D
by Merle
Sat May 04, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on this bullet, for .45 Colt?
Replies: 12
Views: 439

Re: Thoughts on this bullet, for .45 Colt?

Looks good, but your gun will have to make the final decision..... :|
by Merle
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My new .250-3000 was delivered today
Replies: 12
Views: 639

Re: My new .250-3000 was delivered today

I have a Ruger ultra light in .250 Savage - it's a real joy for an old man to carry...... :mrgreen:
by Merle
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Over heard at hardware store ......
Replies: 14
Views: 684

Re: Over heard at hardware store ......

let's not be too quick to judge Grandpa - there are many reasons that may have prevented his passing along the knowledge, perhaps the grandsons family lived far away, and the opportunity wasn't there until they moved back - or grandson was spending the summer. perhaps Dad wouldn't allow it, because ...
by Merle
Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Over heard at hardware store ......
Replies: 14
Views: 684

Re: Over heard at hardware store ......

Older gentlemen who seemed to be there with his teen age grandson who was looking at a kit you assemble to create a work bench out of 2X4"s. "If you need a kit and directions to build a work bench, then you have no business needing a work bench." I stopped, locked eyes with the old gent, smiled and...
by Merle
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This Could Apply to Many Levergunners...
Replies: 24
Views: 1363

Re: This Could Apply to Many Levergunners...

...I guess I am just a dinosaur but if you believe in family, have faith in God, believe in the 2nd Amendment, defend Trump and dislike what is going on around this country, it is hard not to say things that stir the pot or make others mad. But what the heck, I am to old to worry about it. I could ...
by Merle
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is it?
Replies: 9
Views: 523

Re: What is it?

trench binoculars from WW1
by Merle
Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One TOUGH Marine
Replies: 12
Views: 711

Re: One TOUGH Marine

what an incredible story! :shock:
by Merle
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This Could Apply to Many Levergunners...
Replies: 24
Views: 1363

Re: This Could Apply to Many Levergunners...

Offending snowflakes makes me feel like I've done a good thing!!! :lol:
by Merle
Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ferlach 95 Steyr
Replies: 6
Views: 390

Re: Ferlach 95 Steyr

very nice!!!