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by COSteve
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Results of Socialist Gun Control
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Re: The Results of Socialist Gun Control

And this is surprising because . . . . . . . . . ?
by COSteve
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If anyone is looking for a 99
Replies: 4
Views: 211

Re: If anyone is looking for a 99

While collector rifles are pretty and such, I don't much care for something I can't shoot as it's just 'wall jewelry', not a firearm to me. That's why I've got a nice 1949 EG model in 300 Savage I picked up 4 years ago as shown below for less than 1/3 the cost of the collector grade. It's not been s...
by COSteve
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Never mind
Replies: 14
Views: 397

Re: Needed a fix...

Big, bulky, slide cracking and it's a heavy son of a gun compared to even a all steel 1911. (34.2oz empty w/o the light compared to a Glock 17 at 22.0oz empty.) Not my choice but glad you're happy to finally have another one that functions well.
by COSteve
Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 357 coated hard cast loads
Replies: 13
Views: 309

Re: 357 coated hard cast loads

I've got both a Rossi 20" and 24" .357mag levergun I handload 158grn plated soft lead bullets for that will fit your bill exactly. With 16.5grns of H110, a SR primer for complete ignition (same as a SPM primer), in Starline brass at 1.580" OAL, my chrono'd, 10 shot averaged results at my range at 6,...
by COSteve
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Eye loupe?
Replies: 11
Views: 236

Re: Eye loupe?

Rather than an eye laupe, I've found that a lighted, magnifying, clamp on swing arm light on my bench works better for my 71 year old eyes. I've had this one with 3x magnification mounted on my reloading bench for about 15 years, however, there are ones with higher magnification (I've seen as high a...
by COSteve
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Couple of New Pics of My 45 Colt Levers I Thought I'd Share
Replies: 5
Views: 245

Re: Couple of New Pics of My 45 Colt Levers I Thought I'd Share

If you haven't tried Uberti's cool flip sight on their carbines, you're in for a treat. Folded down it works fine when sighted in for 100yds with my 255grn full power standard pressure 45 Colt loads. https://i.imgur.com/TvLg2Fr.jpg?1 Flipped up it's a great 3 in 1 sight as the notch at the bottom of...
by COSteve
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Difference Between Men and Women
Replies: 7
Views: 335

Difference Between Men and Women

Wife's Diary: Tonight, I thought my husband was acting weird. We had made plans to meet at a nice restaurant for dinner. I was shopping with my friends all day long, so I thought he was upset at the fact that I was a bit late, but he made no comment on it. Conversation wasn't flowing, so I suggeste...
by COSteve
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Couple of New Pics of My 45 Colt Levers I Thought I'd Share
Replies: 5
Views: 245

Couple of New Pics of My 45 Colt Levers I Thought I'd Share

I didn't like the old pics I had of my Uberti 45 Colt levers I took back in 2013 laying on the carpet, so a few months back I took a couple new ones outside 'in the wild'. I think they turned out nice so, on this cold wintry day, I thought I'd share as a nice picture of a good looking firearm warms ...
by COSteve
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What y'all payin' for gas?
Replies: 57
Views: 687

Re: What y'all payin' for gas?

Gas is dropping fast here. In post no. 29 above, yesterday I showed the range from $2.15 to $2.67, with my local Valero gas station selling it for $2.19. Today, just one day later, Denver area GasBuddy says the spread is between $2.09 and $2.63, with my local King Supers gas station at $2.19 today. ...
by COSteve
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What y'all payin' for gas?
Replies: 57
Views: 687

Re: What y'all payin' for gas?

Denver area GasBuddy says the spread is between $2.15 (Costco) and $2.67, however, my local Valero gas station is selling it for $2.19 and our King Supers gas station is at $2.24 today.
by COSteve
Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Livin' Large!!!
Replies: 23
Views: 501

Re: Livin' Large!!!

BTW, turned 71 in early November. me too ! maybe on the same day [ nov 8th ] I'll be darned!!! I've only met 1 other person in my entire life born on my birthday, Nov. 8th and he was born in 1949. You are the first person I've even heard of born on Nov. 8, 1947! Congrats to us both! As to all the o...
by COSteve
Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: P-38 (the plane) documentary
Replies: 10
Views: 292

Re: P-38 (the plane) documentary

I worked for Lockheed in Burbank starting in 1965. Tony Levier, the test pilot that first flew the P-38 was still there plus I knew other pilots that flew them both testing and in combat. I also worked for Lockheed from 1966 until I retired in 2007, however, I first worked in Sunnyvale supporting t...
by COSteve
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finally
Replies: 6
Views: 296

Re: Finally

Glad to hear you found a load it likes. I have found a 255grn X-Treme plated bullet load for 45 Colt Uberti 24" '73 Special Sporting Rifle and 19" '66 Yellowboy Carbine that shoots pretty decently as well. As I'm more of a longer range guy with my leverguns, I settled on a full charge of Unique powd...
by COSteve
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Livin' Large!!!
Replies: 23
Views: 501

Re: Livin' Large!!!

BTW, turned 71 in early November.
by COSteve
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Livin' Large!!!
Replies: 23
Views: 501

Re: Livin' Large!!!

BlaineG wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:51 pm
Life is truly wonderful after you retire and and pick and choose the people you want to be around. This forum is an exemplar of that idea.
Eleven years and counting at my new career, "Gentleman at Leisure" and loving every minute of it.
by COSteve
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Livin' Large!!!
Replies: 23
Views: 501

Livin' Large!!!

Those of us lucky enough to have been born in the '40s thru the '60s have lived in 6 to 8 decades, two centuries and two millennia. We grew up with the best music, the most beautiful cars, drive-in theaters, iconic fashion, and happy days. And, we're not even that old yet 'cause life really just sta...
by COSteve
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You Couldn't Make This Stuff Up!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 455

You Couldn't Make This Stuff Up!!!!!!!!!

Washington DC marriage license clerk and supervisor doesn't know that New Mexico is a state!!!! How stupid are the people in DC? Not only the clerk but her Stupidvisor didn't know that New Mexico was part of the US. The stupidvisor even asked for the couple's New Mexico passport !!! "A clerk at the ...
by COSteve
Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 357 mag rifle
Replies: 36
Views: 1238

Re: 357 mag rifle

I think that for deer or hog, a 180grn hardcast would be the best choice of toughness and velocity (to produce good ME).
by COSteve
Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving
Replies: 17
Views: 252

Re: Happy Thanksgiving

"All y'all" ain't just Texan. My grandparents in Ellisville, MS, use to say that too.
by COSteve
Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 357 mag rifle
Replies: 36
Views: 1238

Re: 357 mag rifle

357 vs 30-30 - depends entirely on the situation/application. I agree, application is key to any choice in a weapon. However, I have both and the 357 Mag is more versatile, lighter, and holds more in the tube. From a 90grn to a 200grn, the 357 Mag can perform well on a wide variety of applications....
by COSteve
Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving
Replies: 17
Views: 252

Re: Happy Thanks Giving

Happy Thanksgiving to all from Colorado!
by COSteve
Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Couldn’t let it go !
Replies: 16
Views: 719

Re: Couldn’t let it go !

You are going to love it!! I've been shooting my custom 6" slide Glock G20L for over 14 years and I guarantee that you'll soon discover that you've got a winner there. The 10mm absolutely loves the extra length of the 6" barrel with powders like Power Pistol and a magnum primer. The extra sight radi...
by COSteve
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nice video on the design and manufacture of Mini-14
Replies: 9
Views: 360

Re: Nice video on the design and manufacture of Mini-14

What are the '1911' buffers you speak of...? They are made for a 1911 pistol but work great on the Mini. Here is Wilson's ad for them . As far as Accuracy Tweaks, here is the list of things I did to my NIB, wood stocked, 583 Series Ranch Rifle I got back in March 2015. I wanted a reliable, fun all ...
by COSteve
Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 357 mag rifle
Replies: 36
Views: 1238

Re: 357 mag rifle

I've also got 2 Rossi 357 Mag levers, a 20" carbine and a 24" rifle and I handload for them using 158grn Zero JSP bullets and recently I've switched to Lil'Gun powder from H110. Even though the Lil'Gun produces far less peak chamber pressure, it's longer burn with a larger charge produces some prett...
by COSteve
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nice video on the design and manufacture of Mini-14
Replies: 9
Views: 360

Re: Nice video on the design and manufacture of Mini-14

I know the guy in the video usually only talks about older weapons, however, in this case I think that he should have mentioned that the newer 58X series Mini-14s have improvements that significantly improve upon the issues the older, pencil barrel versions have. Like many, while I liked the idea of...
by COSteve
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Life Skills: "How To Speak to Women"
Replies: 19
Views: 811

Re: Life Skills: "How To Speak to Women"

45 years and I still never say the right thing. I have learned, however, that even a comment needing no response needs a response. After being accused of not listening I once repeated, verbatim, what my wife had said. That is absolutely the wrong thing to do. I'm right there with ya, married 45 yea...
by COSteve
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Life Skills: "How To Speak to Women"
Replies: 19
Views: 811

Re: Life Skills: "How To Speak to Women"

A very smart man told me before I got married some 45 years ago that the oft quoted three little words that made for a happy wife, 'I love you' weren't necessarily the best choice. Yep, he told me that for a happy life, it was just two little words; 'yes dear'. I've kept to that philosophy and it's ...
by COSteve
Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another prayer request, for another wildfire
Replies: 28
Views: 699

Re: Another prayer request, for another wildfire

A friend of mine lives close to Paradise (so far he's safe) and he said the town is just gone. The Mayor of Paradise is quoted as saying that only about 10% of the homes are still standing as of this morning with the fires still raging. Confirming the post above, the news here is reporting more than...
by COSteve
Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wrangler question
Replies: 28
Views: 1100

Re: Wrangler question

I also grew up wearing Levis but switched to Wranglers about 35 years ago because the Wranglers aren't as stiff and hot as the Levis and therefore are more comfortable. Since then, Levi Strauss Company has come out as another 'lefty' when they called for unreasonable gun control. I can't and won't s...
by COSteve
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mangled brass
Replies: 12
Views: 480

Re: Mangled brass

Perhaps that’s an oversprung ejector and the dent is coming from the spent cartridge flipping hard onto the receiver frame or bolt. Steve’s mods fix that. After the mods the brass will form a nice pile off to the right a couple of feet away. This is correct and why you should get Steve's DvD and pa...
by COSteve
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Model 94 clambering issue.. need opinion
Replies: 4
Views: 302

Re: Model 94 clambering issue.. need opinion

A third, and easy to check option is to cycle the lever more briskly to see if there is some fouling somewhere. If you cycle the lever gently the lifter won't elevate the nose completely. If it doesn't but does work with a more firm cycling, it may just need a good cleaning.
by COSteve
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you have a dsignated 'Loaner' rifle?
Replies: 36
Views: 839

Re: Do you have a dsignated 'Loaner' rifle?

Absolutely not! I never loan my rifles, however, I might let someone shoot one under my direct supervision in a range situation using my designated ammo. Why the hard butt attitude? Simply because as the owner of the firearm, I'm also responsible for any problems and legally liable for any damages. ...
by COSteve
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94 .30-30 with light loads
Replies: 9
Views: 517

Re: Winchester 94 .30-30 with light loads

I have used the Speer 110grn HP with both my M1 Carbine as a great HD rd. So, when I got my Mossberg 464 30-30, I tried them for a plinker load in it but got only ok results at short ranges and all over the place at 100yds or longer. However, I've found that I get much better results using X-Treme's...
by COSteve
Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .38 Special in a Rossi Model 92?
Replies: 23
Views: 897

Re: .38 Special in a Rossi Model 92?

More good info, thanks. Does anyone know if a 158gr. coated TC bullet is available? I can't find one, and while RN is plentiful, I'm liking the "feedability" and accuracy of the TC more and more. The usual sources of coated bullets only seem to carry RN/RNFP in 158gr. TIA. Yep they are. TJ Conevera...
by COSteve
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thought I was done.
Replies: 52
Views: 1611

Re: Thought I was done.

Beautiful!!
by COSteve
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .38 Special in a Rossi Model 92?
Replies: 23
Views: 897

Re: .38 Special in a Rossi Model 92?

I use both 158grn Zero JSP and X-Treme plated bullets in both my Rossi 357 Mag leverguns. I found that when I used 38 Spl brass, all I needed do was load them a bit long at 1.500" to ensure that they feed well. They worked fine and as long as I cleaned my rifle like I always do, I never had any issu...
by COSteve
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30 carbine reload
Replies: 5
Views: 416

Re: 30 carbine reload

I've tried lead but it plugged up the gas pistol and that was a bear to free up and clean so never again. I use Rainier, Berrys, and X-Treme plated 110grn bullets with 13.7grns of H110 and Win SR primers and they work great. Well over 5K have fed and fired very reliably and with decent (for a carbin...
by COSteve
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Train Your Wife in 5 Easy Lessons..."
Replies: 23
Views: 985

Re: "Train Your Wife in 5 Easy Lessons..."

Every time she asks about some clothing making her look fat, thin, short, etc., I know there is no way to answer without risk. However, one thing I know is that my wallet is going to be looking thin soon! :( :o :shock: :lol:
by COSteve
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Train Your Wife in 5 Easy Lessons..."
Replies: 23
Views: 985

Re: "Train Your Wife in 5 Easy Lessons..."

I plan to print off the brochure and tape it to the kitchen cabinet above the sink.... :twisted: Sometimes a good squabble is almost as fun as sex.... :D 1st - Your sex life needs some work!! :o 2nd, I showed my wife this thread and she laughed and said, "Don't even think about it!" :D That's a rea...
by COSteve
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Range time this morning.
Replies: 11
Views: 432

Re: Range time this morning.

Those Lyman Globe 17A front sights are sweet. I use one on my Rossi rifle for 300yd shooting. However, the inserts that come with the 17A leave a lot to be desired as they are rather thick and crudely made. Take a look at a set of Lee Shaver inserts. They are significantly more refined and precise a...
by COSteve
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TOO MANY COYOTES IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD
Replies: 9
Views: 429

Re: TOO MANY COYOTES IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD

Just me, but I would probably tell my neighbors to "pound sand" after the grief they had given you. This is the answer I'd like to give, but with kids and pets you sort of are obligated to help. In our valley, besides the Squirrels and Rabbits, we commonly have Fox, Coyotes, Mule Deer, Elk, Lynx, a...
by COSteve
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: oncealing Puma 92's safety "hole"?
Replies: 8
Views: 417

Re: oncealing Puma 92's safety "hole"?

If you have the coin, you could look for a NOS pre safety bolt and send it and your gun to Steve for fitting. Or, you could have the hole welded up and refinish the bolt.
by COSteve
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Train Your Wife in 5 Easy Lessons..."
Replies: 23
Views: 985

Re: "Train Your Wife in 5 Easy Lessons..."

All kidding aside, I for one would hate to have a wife W/O a brain and independent will. Even after knowing her for 48 years, she's still a challenge to understand all the time. I wouldn't trade her for anyone, not a 19 yr old buxom bimbo, not a rich heiress, not anyone.
by COSteve
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Difference A Woman Can Make
Replies: 30
Views: 1124

Re: The Difference A Woman Can Make

piller wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:06 pm
Or pick a good one.
Yep, 44 years last August so I know I got a keeper!! (Now, lets just hope she keeps thinkin' that I'm worth keepin' too!!!) :) :o :lol:
by COSteve
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: oncealing Puma 92's safety "hole"?
Replies: 8
Views: 417

Re: oncealing Puma 92's safety "hole"?

From his website:

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The blued ones look good on my Carbine and Rifle:

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You can buy one for $19 HERE.
by COSteve
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Historical Origins of Common Phrases
Replies: 9
Views: 411

Re: Historical Origins of Common Phrases

Here are 10 more. Turn a blind eye The phrase “turn a blind eye”—often used to refer to a willful refusal to acknowledge a particular reality—dates back to a legendary chapter in the career of the British naval hero Horatio Nelson. During 1801’s Battle of Copenhagen, Nelson’s ships were pitted again...
by COSteve
Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So, Lookin' at 357mag Levergun Plinkin' Loads With Lil'Gun
Replies: 20
Views: 953

Re: So, Lookin' at 357mag Levergun Plinkin' Loads With Lil'Gun

JerryB wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:04 pm
Steve, I hit 80 a month ago, but I can still see the deer in the woods behind the house. Maybe I'll eat good meat this winter.
Good on ya and luck be with you.
by COSteve
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Made In America??
Replies: 14
Views: 535

Re: Made In America??

This came to my mind half way through this thread. Guess you know where my head's at with this thread!! :lol:

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by COSteve
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So, Lookin' at 357mag Levergun Plinkin' Loads With Lil'Gun
Replies: 20
Views: 953

Re: So, Lookin' at 357mag Levergun Plinkin' Loads With Lil'Gun

JerryB wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:25 pm
Steve, I know now that you are considerably younger than I am because I can't even see a bowling pin at 300 yards. I might hit one with my 30-40 Krag rifle if they were in a pile.
I turn 71 in a month.