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by COSteve
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An Economist looks at 'Gun Control'
Replies: 5
Views: 261

Re: An Economist looks at 'Gun Control'

piller wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:04 am
Funny how things can be looked at with statistics and be used to show almost anything that you want.
Reminds me of the old quote, "Liars figure and figures lie." True then and still true now.
by COSteve
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I always did like Nurses....!
Replies: 8
Views: 461

Re: I always did like Nurses....!

"I always did like nurses . . . . !"

Me too!!!! :shock: :o :D

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by COSteve
Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Space Gun Cometh.
Replies: 21
Views: 402

Re: The Space Gun Cometh.

I'm glad it fills the bill for you. We each have our own idea of what works. Semi-autos and leverguns make up most of my favorites so I'm the last to say what is best.
by COSteve
Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Space Gun Cometh.
Replies: 21
Views: 402

Re: The Space Gun Cometh.

The space gun isn't mine but an example of one a few friends who are super anal paper target shooter have. As to the OP's offering, I've tried a couple of those and find them exceedingly heavy for their design and not at all to my liking, however, to each his own. I'm more of the traditional wood an...
by COSteve
Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Space Gun Cometh.
Replies: 21
Views: 402

Re: The Space Gun Cometh.

That's not a 'Space Gun' . . . . . .

This is.

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by COSteve
Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Republican vs Democrat 2019
Replies: 20
Views: 696

Re: Republican vs Democrat 2019

Sixgun Sr wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:38 am
Look at Trumps kids and wife vs. Obamas kids and wife.
I'd rather not. YOmama's wife is one ugly broad and produced youngsters with the same genetic traits.
by COSteve
Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: wierd !!
Replies: 1
Views: 296

Re: wierd !!

Since Janet Jackson's 'Costume Malfunction' I believe all live TV is delayed 7 seconds in the US so if your son got the feed directly there in Japan he was seeing the plays before you by the amount of the delay.
by COSteve
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rebarreling a rossi 92 to 38 special.
Replies: 14
Views: 756

Re: Rebarreling a rossi 92 to 38 special.

I won't speak to the rebarrel per say, but I will on the 38 spl caliber. I would suggest that you plan on loading your 38 spl a bit long at 1.500" OAL as it helps them feed better through the mag as the bullet stops are sized for .357mag length.
by COSteve
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On the AR-15 as a home-defense weapon...
Replies: 30
Views: 1136

Re: On the AR-15 as a home-defense weapon...

While I've got pistols in various calibers, ARs and a Mini-14 (as well as many larger caliber long guns), my choice for HD is an M1 Carbine loaded with 30rds of 110grn JSP bullets at 1,900fps. My reasons include the fact that the ARs and Mini are exceedingly loud with huge muzzle flashes at night. F...
by COSteve
Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: God save us from fanatics
Replies: 12
Views: 721

Re: God save us from fanatics

"Officials said she had been arrested for similar crimes in the past including an incident in 2012 when she was charged with attempting to hire a hit man to kill a fur-wearer." She's an evil witch, not a nut job and should get the death penalty, not a nut house stay. String her up in front of a tann...
by COSteve
Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For those curious about the 350 Legend....
Replies: 35
Views: 938

Re: For those curious about the 350 Legend....

wvfarrier wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:01 pm
im baffled by the choice to use .355 projectiles.......
This
by COSteve
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For those curious about the 350 Legend....
Replies: 35
Views: 938

Re: For those curious about the 350 Legend....

Like others here though, I have no real need for one.... Me either, however, I think it would make a great pig gun as well as a great alternative to the 30-30 as a deer hunting rifle. I'd like to see Ruger do a Mini 350 just so they'd have a .35 caliber offering in an American caliber. Nothing wron...
by COSteve
Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For those curious about the 350 Legend....
Replies: 35
Views: 938

Re: For those curious about the 350 Legend....

Just wish they made it .357 and not 9mm... I agree that that was a dumb decision . . . . or, one influenced by some bullet manufacturers who committed to making 'rifle like' 125-180grn bullets for it . . . . for a 'small consideration'. :shock: :o :roll: BTW, none seem to have come out with anythin...
by COSteve
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For those curious about the 350 Legend....
Replies: 35
Views: 938

Re: For those curious about the 350 Legend....

It still sounds like a .357 Magnum rimless for a semi-auto firearm. If it brings more people into using firearms and hunting, it is probably a good thing. No need or want for one in my house yet. Who knows what may occur in the future? PillHer still likes AR type firearms. You need to do your homew...
by COSteve
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 'Mexifornia' by Victor Davis Hanson
Replies: 9
Views: 373

Re: 'Mexifornia' by Victor Davis Hanson

I'm all for legal immigration and the integration of the new immigrants into the American fabric; i.e., the 'Melting Pot' ideal. What I'm against is the illegals and those who come here but demand to be separate and not a part of America.
by COSteve
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 'Mexifornia' by Victor Davis Hanson
Replies: 9
Views: 373

'Mexifornia' by Victor Davis Hanson

I read his book, 'Mexifornia' first published in 2003, a while back and thought it an interesting view on how illegal immigration is destroying the West. I recently saw an email going around that may or may not be accurate that states that at a conference some years back, former Colorado Governor, D...
by COSteve
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: We Let These People Teach Our Children?????!!!!!!!
Replies: 30
Views: 644

Re: We Let These People Teach Our Children?????!!!!!!!

As a former resident of NorCal from age 9 to 33, I agree which is why I used Berzerkely, HOWEVER, his vile, evil message that individual reliance and conservative thought is the bane of civilized existence is a commonly held opinion for all college professors and they have been teaching that BS for...
by COSteve
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: We Let These People Teach Our Children?????!!!!!!!
Replies: 30
Views: 644

Re: We Let These People Teach Our Children?????!!!!!!!

A nutty comment made by a nutty professor at UC Berkeley should not worry us too much, nor should it indicate that is the opinion of all Californians or all liberals for that matter. Berkeley has, for generations , been know as "Berzerkely" by almost everyone, it being too crazy and looneytunes eve...
by COSteve
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I am not resposnible for how this may effect you .....
Replies: 9
Views: 458

Re: I am not resposnible for how this may effect you .....

BBQ guns can be a lot like trophy wives; you have one to make up for your feelings of inadequacy. :o :shock: :lol:
by COSteve
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: We Let These People Teach Our Children?????!!!!!!!
Replies: 30
Views: 644

We Let These People Teach Our Children?????!!!!!!!

A UC Berkeley graduate student and instructor took to Twitter to shame "rural Americans" and those who aren't "pro-city." Jackson Kernion, who has reportedly taught at least 11 philosophy courses at the California university, made the comments last Wednesday. "I unironically embrace the bashing of r...
by COSteve
Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Attn Veterans
Replies: 10
Views: 249

Re: Attn Veterans

All of us who came back, came back changed. I've told my wife, "I wonder what the man I could have been, would have been." I'll never know.
by COSteve
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 44 Mag rifle versus handgun
Replies: 15
Views: 498

Re: 44 Mag rifle versus handgun

I've posted the same kind of results with the .357 Mag; pistol to rifle velocity increases that are in the 500-600fps range depending upon magnum powder choice. I believe that all of the larger case, magnum pistol calibers; .357 Mag, .41 Mag, .44 Mag, .45 Colt (Ruger load), and 500 S&W show these la...
by COSteve
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday COSteve.
Replies: 4
Views: 79

Re: Happy Birthday COSteve.

Thanks to all.

24 the 3rd time around makes it not seem so bad although it's been a fun ride thus far. The bumps and bruises, aches and pains, successes and failures have made the journey quite interesting. If I make it to 24 times 4 . . . . now that will be something!
by COSteve
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advice - mini 30, AK or sks
Replies: 32
Views: 744

Re: Advice - mini 30, AK or sks

Funny how C.E. "Ed" Harris who was head of production for Ruger at one time claims that yes they did use .308 barrels when it first came out. He said that they used the barrels that were on the upper end of the limits for the .308 and that the Lapua test ammunition was .310. The forcing cone was le...
by COSteve
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advice - mini 30, AK or sks
Replies: 32
Views: 744

Re: Advice - mini 30, AK or sks

The Mini-30 is bore diameter .308, but it has a long throat that swedges down the bullet from .311 to .308. This is simply not true. Ruger has repeatedly tried to debunk this myth but it still remains. The proper bullet to use handloading for a Mini-30 is a .311/.312 bullet. Many owners of Mini-30s...
by COSteve
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Vietnam Wall" -- An Amazing Image...
Replies: 15
Views: 535

Re: "Vietnam Wall" -- An Amazing Image...

The Wall is a powerful experience; one it turns out I was not fully prepared for. After I was wounded, I lost track of the rest of my tank crew. Years later, my wife and I visited the wall; a humbling experience that had significant effect on me. While there I asked a gentleman at a podium there if ...
by COSteve
Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1A.....love it or hate it.....!
Replies: 17
Views: 485

Re: M1A.....love it or hate it.....!

Great looking gun, reliable and semi accurate......It's a battle rifle, period. that's why they aren't in the news anymore. Any good AR will outshoot them every time. Your just not gonna find an M1-A that shoots MOA consistently.....maybe 1 and 1/2 to 2 moa..and that's the Super Match with the 1-10...
by COSteve
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Starting to Feel Old ? ? ?
Replies: 14
Views: 443

Re: Starting to Feel Old ? ? ?

Old No7 wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:56 pm
Gee, I can't connect with ALL of these, but I'm getting close!

Old No7
Unfortunately, I connect with all! In fact, as I was borne in the 40's, I've seen 13 Presidents come and go in my lifetime starting with Truman.
by COSteve
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1A.....love it or hate it.....!
Replies: 17
Views: 485

Re: M1A.....love it or hate it.....!

Love my M1A because it's like my Basic Training M14 that was the first ever peep sighted rifle I'd shot and after I got use to it, I could hit anything with it. Perfect combination of weight, balance, capacity, firepower, and range for my 147lb frame (some 52 years and more than a few lbs ago). Yes,...
by COSteve
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rossi M92s In Stock: Blued & Stainless 38/357, .44 & .45
Replies: 2
Views: 266

Rossi M92s In Stock: Blued & Stainless 38/357, .44 & .45

I just stumbled upon this on-line gun shop that's showing it has new 20" Rossis in stock. It shows .38/.357, .44, and .45 in both blued and stainless are in stock priced from $480 to $550 with free shipping. Don't know anything about them but if you're in the market, it might be worth a phone call. ...
by COSteve
Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Socialism: Point of View From Within
Replies: 5
Views: 316

Socialism: Point of View From Within

The left is so enamored with Socialism, that they are falling all over themselves to embrace it as the wonder of the ages, the answer to the world's problems, and the salvation of humanity. HOWEVER, maybe they should check it out to see how things are really going on the ground somewhere it's in ful...
by COSteve
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: History of 357 lever guns
Replies: 12
Views: 691

Re: History of 357 lever guns

And there you have the definitive explanation. Steve KNOWs Rossis. He's THE man.
by COSteve
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 28 years ago my high school sweetheart became my wife.
Replies: 10
Views: 208

Re: 28 years ago my high school sweetheart became my wife.

Congratulations. Having a mate who's a lover, a friend, a companion, a 'co-conspirator', and someone who you can laugh and be yourself with is priceless. Having one for 46 years and counting is a blessing. I hope you all are blessed as I have been.
by COSteve
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nice Trade Coming Up This Weekend
Replies: 1
Views: 142

Nice Trade Coming Up This Weekend

I've been thinking of retiring my Starline .357mag brass as it's got a number of cycles on it for a while now and as it's getting to reloading season for me, I need to decide what brand of new brass to get. Anyway, I'd talked to a group of friends who also handload and come to the conclusion that I'...
by COSteve
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Never in my life
Replies: 11
Views: 412

Re: Never in my life

We've got a Morkey (combo Maltese and Yorkshire Terrier) who's all of about 9½ lbs and he thinks he's a guard dog. Our Silkshire (Silky and Yorkshire Terrier) is stockier and at 14 lbs very strong for his size but he's a lover. Both are a hoot and definitely mamma's boys.
by COSteve
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I have a few questions I want to ask
Replies: 5
Views: 376

Re: I have a few questions I want to ask

I wonder if perhaps this was right above or under the recent marlin 1894 cst post originally hence the identification omission...... Anyway, welcome..... You should understand that the posts change order as they are organized by the time of the most recent post, be it an initial post or a reply to ...
by COSteve
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Guess We're Going to See Some Fall Weather Finally
Replies: 9
Views: 253

Re: Guess We're Going to See Some Fall Weather Finally

Here in a Suburb of Dallas we had a cold day yesterday at 83 degrees. I actually saw a few people wearing jackets. It is supposed to get into the 50s by tomorrow and I know there will be people in Winter coats. We really are used to temps in the 90s around here for 9 months of the year. I know y'al...
by COSteve
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Guess We're Going to See Some Fall Weather Finally
Replies: 9
Views: 253

Re: Guess We're Going to See Some Fall Weather Finally

My company had a facility in Aurora and I drove along 70 up in the mountains. Would have liked to spend more time in the little towns along the way. My wife and I took a short drive up and over on the Guanella Pass Scenic Byway in Clear Creek County last Tuesday. My wife likes to take that drive ev...
by COSteve
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Guess We're Going to See Some Fall Weather Finally
Replies: 9
Views: 253

Guess We're Going to See Some Fall Weather Finally

It's been in the 80's here in Colorado recently and it's strange with the leaves starting to turn at 6,100ft asl where I live. We've all been looking forward to some fall weather. Today at 3:00pm it was 81° and sunny, well above our normal. Well, the weather is going to change, change suddenly, and ...
by COSteve
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone Tried Lil'Gun in .357mag With 125grn Bullets
Replies: 5
Views: 267

Re: Anyone Tried Lil'Gun in .357mag With 125grn Bullets

After a very good discussion with Hodgdon's Tech Support and then one with Alliant's I've decided to go another way. I have kegs of both Power Pistol and Unique so for full power 125grn loads I'm going to use my Power Pistol and for plinking to medium power 125grn loads I'm going to use my Unique. A...
by COSteve
Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A trip to Cody
Replies: 10
Views: 393

Re: A trip to Cody

I've been there a number of times over the years as everyone who comes to visit wants a trip to Yellowstone, Devil's Tower, and Mt. Rushmore and so we make Cody a natural stop for the night. Besides the Cody Museum which was world class before they redid it and now sounds fantastic, we get to show t...
by COSteve
Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Proper way to in stall winchester saddle ring?
Replies: 2
Views: 195

Re: Proper way to in stall winchester saddle ring?

I agree with Pete44ru that a new ring and stud is best, however, I'd look for one with a better finish.

Here's one. LINK
by COSteve
Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Maybe a solution looking for a problem, but I don't own one...
Replies: 4
Views: 258

Re: Maybe a solution looking for a problem, but I don't own one...

I own both a '66 and '73 Uberti and to me, that is a total waste of time and money. There isn't a problem with either platform other than having idiots, untrained in even the basics of firearms, play 'cowboy' with them.
by COSteve
Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone Tried Lil'Gun in .357mag With 125grn Bullets
Replies: 5
Views: 267

Re: Anyone Tried Lil'Gun in .357mag With 125grn Bullets

My .357's never see jacketed bullets so I have no experience at all in that department. But out of "Levergunner curiosity" I looked at your question in QuickLoad and for a 1.59" COAL it says 20 grains is max. But it would be whistling along at nearly 2300 fps, so no slouch. And Lil'Gun gets the nod...
by COSteve
Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: History of 357 lever guns
Replies: 12
Views: 691

Re: History of 357 lever guns

Also when the other major levergun manufacturers weighed in for the first time with a 357 chambering ? AFAIK: 1992: Winchester Model 94, Rossi M-92 (importation of Rossi's started) That's when Rossis changed importers from Interarms to BrazTech. It's my understanding that Rossi had been making and ...
by COSteve
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone Tried Lil'Gun in .357mag With 125grn Bullets
Replies: 5
Views: 267

Re: Anyone Tried Lil'Gun in .357mag With 125grn Bullets

I did find that Hodgdon lists a 125grn Lil'Gun load for the 350 Legend, however, as it's a rifle cartridge made to operate using rifle pressures, they show charge weights that produce peak pressures far above those of the .357mag. Even at the starting load, the pressure for 24.0grns under a 125grn b...
by COSteve
Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone Tried Lil'Gun in .357mag With 125grn Bullets
Replies: 5
Views: 267

Anyone Tried Lil'Gun in .357mag With 125grn Bullets

A friend gave me some 125grn Zero JSP bullets he found in a box of his dad's reloading components to try in my Rossi and I'm curious to hear from anyone who has given them a try with Lil'Gun. I'm just curious to see if they work well or poorly at ranges of 200yds. I know that Hodgdon doesn't show lo...
by COSteve
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stumping Dear Abby
Replies: 7
Views: 358

Re: Stumping Dear Abby

No doubt, but if you want to mess with a young adult behind any counter, try this ; For example, you buy a senior coffee and they tell you it's 66 cents, hand them a dollar and one penny (to cut down on the change). Chances are they will go get the manager.......and I've experienced this more than ...
by COSteve
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The crowded Earth
Replies: 5
Views: 270

Re: The crowded Earth

Raise those vistas to between 12,000 and 14,000 ft and you have a large part of Colorado. Not just winter skiing and snowboarding here. The mountains are beautiful all year around, but especially in the fall. One of my favorite spots to visit. While I live in a small valley just outside the SW edge ...
by COSteve
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can any of you guys identify this sight?
Replies: 12
Views: 513

Re: Can any of you guys identify this sight?

How about for a more 'modern' rifle like a 1903 style, 30-40 Kragg, etc.?