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by COSteve
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: History of 357 lever guns
Replies: 12
Views: 522

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: 142

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: 122

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: 317

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: 327

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: 215

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: 215

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: 215

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: 235

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: 315

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: 174

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: 222

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: 235

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: 522

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: 235

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: 235

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: 332

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: 238

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: 475

Re: Can any of you guys identify this sight?

How about for a more 'modern' rifle like a 1903 style, 30-40 Kragg, etc.?
by COSteve
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Selling ammo buy the pound
Replies: 7
Views: 334

Re: Selling ammo buy the pound

Chuck 100 yd wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:07 pm
I never thought about the per round cost. Actually, except for ... .22 rf, I haven’t bought any factory made ammo in probably 15 years.
Me either which is why I think of all ammo in a per rd cost as that's how I keep track of the costs of my handloads.
by COSteve
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Selling ammo buy the pound
Replies: 7
Views: 334

Re: Selling ammo buy the pound

Great idea ! Maybe . . . maybe not. More like good marketing. I just weighed my 180grn 40s&w handloads that they list for $9.99/lb. 2lbs equals only 53 rds so essentially, you're paying $18.87 for 50rds or 37.7¢ per rd. Not a deal by any means when bulk 40s&w ammo routinely goes for about ½ that pr...
by COSteve
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Leveraction Yellow Boy, 45 Colt
Replies: 12
Views: 493

Re: New Leveraction Yellow Boy, 45 Colt

...the gun was well made and a lot of fun although a bit heavy in .22 magnum but It shot tighter groups than my 9422M when the sun came out. :D I'll bet a 24" barreled '66 in 22 cal is heavy with all that metal in the barrel! I've got a '73 model Special Sporting Rifle in 45 Colt as well (much bigg...
by COSteve
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stumping Dear Abby
Replies: 7
Views: 332

Stumping Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY ADMITTED SHE WAS AT A LOSS AS HOW TO ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS: (You can't make up this stuff) Dear Abby, A couple of women moved in across the hall from me. One is a middle-aged gym teacher and the other is a social worker in her mid-twenties. These two women go everywhere together, ...
by COSteve
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Only in California
Replies: 8
Views: 370

Only in California

A buddy of mine who lives in Northern California sent this to me. Only in California, It’s against the law. Let’s get this straight. In CA It's against the law for a restaurant to offer me a plastic straw but it's OK for Starbucks to serve drinks in a plastic cup and it's OK for me to use plastic Ke...
by COSteve
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Leveraction Yellow Boy, 45 Colt
Replies: 12
Views: 493

Re: New Leveraction Yellow Boy, 45 Colt

I've had a 19" Yellowboy carbine in 45 Colt I got NIB back in Jan 2014 as well. It's a lot of fun to shoot standard pressure loads. I've found that X-Treme's plated 255grn bullets with a tapered cone, flat point type nose, feed better than an Elmer Keith style I use in my SA Army pistol as they have...
by COSteve
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Budwiser 9/11 Tribute Commercial Aired Only Once
Replies: 4
Views: 278

Budwiser 9/11 Tribute Commercial Aired Only Once

One of the most moving commercials ever made. NEVER FORGET! Link
by COSteve
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A chapel too beautiful?
Replies: 12
Views: 357

Re: A chapel too beautiful?

My wife and I saw that on a trip earlier this year and drove up to see it close up. Beautiful view from up there.
by COSteve
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OK - could you cover ALL 'gun needs' with 42 firearms...???
Replies: 23
Views: 609

Re: OK - could you cover ALL 'gun needs' with 42 firearms...???

Could I cover all my needs with 42 firearms?

Maybe, maybe not. But why would I want to limit myself? Just sayin.
by COSteve
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A chapel too beautiful?
Replies: 12
Views: 357

Re: A chapel too beautiful?

For me, nothing man made can compare to nature . . . the real cathedrals.

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What a tranquil place of beauty.

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by COSteve
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NRA Files Suit Against San Francisco Board After They Declare NRA 'Terrorists'
Replies: 10
Views: 359

NRA Files Suit Against San Francisco Board After They Declare NRA 'Terrorists'

I hope those idiots in San Fran waste a ton of money defending their actions, lose the suit, and then are recalled by their constituents for wasting money on stupid stuff. Read about it HERE.
by COSteve
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nothing special, 200yds.
Replies: 10
Views: 320

Re: Nothing special, 200yds.

AJMD429, I've got just the thing for you. Taylor's & Company sells a Uberti Baby Rolling Block Carbine in .357mag ( HERE ) Uberti also makes a 26" rifle length version pictured below as well. https://www.ubertireplicas.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/13250122-530x195.jpg Davide Pedersoli & CO. sells ...
by COSteve
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Japanese, Pearl Harbor, and Their 3 Huge Mistakes
Replies: 34
Views: 861

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

Many things are done during war which may not be easy to accept when viewed through the lens of time and memory. For those who have never been there, it might be best if we do not judge too harshly. The Japanese then and now "say" that they value 'Face' and 'Honor' above all else. How is the rape o...
by COSteve
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nothing special, 200yds.
Replies: 10
Views: 320

Re: Nothing special, 200yds.

Awe, shucks, using a scope for 200yds on your 22lr is cheating. :D I customized a little Henry H001 some years back and regularly shoot it out to 200yds (if it's a calm day) just using my Williams Receiver Peep Sight with target knobs for fast adjustments. Out to 100yds it's pretty decent but much p...
by COSteve
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1A
Replies: 30
Views: 776

Re: M1A

Those clamp-on fake gas-tube thingies actually stiffen the Mini-14 barrels and improve accuracy, in addition to looking cool..... 8) They are called Accu-Struts and the short, single clamp (SOCOM) version I have actually doesn't help much with barrel whip but rather it aides in cooling the barrel a...
by COSteve
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1A
Replies: 30
Views: 776

Re: M1A

Now you all have gone and done a bad thing. Was just about to click on the "buy it now" button of a 1893 marlin old enough to mail straight to my door. Now I'm thinking M1A now, even with the plastic handguard. Bad levergunners, bad levergunners ! Blaine, Blaine, Blaine. There is room in the world ...
by COSteve
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trying a New Load in My Rossis
Replies: 16
Views: 410

Re: Trying a New Load in My Rossis

We're going to Italy next week for a couple of weeks so velocity testing will have to wait until October when I return. I've kept a few of each load level to satisfy my curiosity as well. As the bullets act like lead, I'll be interested to see what velocities I get. I'm also interested in finding ho...
by COSteve
Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trying a New Load in My Rossis
Replies: 16
Views: 410

Re: Trying a New Load in My Rossis

What can I say, I can't leave well enough alone. :lol: After I posted my results above this morning, I got a wild hair and loaded up some different loads and went back out to give them a try instead of watching football today. :shock: I loaded up some 14.8grn to try in my rifle and some even lower p...
by COSteve
Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trying a New Load in My Rossis
Replies: 16
Views: 410

Re: Trying a New Load in My Rossis

AJMD429 wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:22 pm
357 Mag is really one of the most versatile cartridges out there....!
Well said Doc!!!
by COSteve
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trying a New Load in My Rossis
Replies: 16
Views: 410

Re: Trying a New Load in My Rossis

So, I went to the range yesterday afternoon and gave my loads a try. I should correct something in my original post I misstated. I didn't load up 65rds with 14.6grns, I actually loaded up 30rds with 14.3grns and then the remaining 35rds with 14.6grns to give me enough of each to get an idea how they...
by COSteve
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1A
Replies: 30
Views: 776

Re: M1A

Blaine, you've got to go with what turns YOU on, not what anyone else thinks. That said, the M14 was my Basic Training rifle, the first rifle I ever shot with a peep sight, and the first rifle I ever tried to shoot out at 600yds. I humped it all over the Ft. Lewis hinterlands and loved shooting it. ...
by COSteve
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1A
Replies: 30
Views: 776

Re: M1A

The M14 was designed as such from the beginning. A wood handguard could be set on fire with sustained automatic firing. The first fiberglass handguard was slotted, but heat waves interrupted the sight picture, so the solid version was introduced. I'd wager more wood stocks were broken than the hand...
by COSteve
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trying a New Load in My Rossis
Replies: 16
Views: 410

Re: Trying a New Load in My Rossis

When I got my Henry 41 the only bullets I had on hand were Berry plated. I knew Lilgun was THE powder and with mid range charges I proceeded to copper foul the bore something fierce! The plating and rifle velocities dont play well together. However since your bore is well broken in you may get diff...
by COSteve
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trying a New Load in My Rossis
Replies: 16
Views: 410

Trying a New Load in My Rossis

Been shooting a bunch of my Lil'Gun powdered .357mag loads in my leverguns and I decided to give something new a try. I have a lot of 158grn Berry's plated bullets I've used in low power pistol loads and I thought I'd give them a try with Lil'gun as reduced load plinking rds for my rifle and carbine...
by COSteve
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are YOU a member of this Domestic Terror Organization...?
Replies: 24
Views: 655

Re: Are YOU a member of this Domestic Terror Organization...?

The real Domestic Terrorist Group are the Democratic Party Members and the San Francisco Board of Supervisors! The Left is spouting hate speech and encouraging the violation of innocent people and the Board of Stupidvisors are publicly calling for illegal actions against innocent people.
by COSteve
Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TRAPPERS
Replies: 9
Views: 451

Re: TRAPPERS

For some reason trapper length leverguns just don’t feel right to me. And rifle length seems to long. But short rifle or carbine length are just right. I feel cramped on a trapper. I know that doesn’t make sense but there you have it. I agree that they feel a bit butt stock heavy at the shoulder gi...
by COSteve
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Registration Time
Replies: 6
Views: 173

Registration Time

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by COSteve
Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayers Out to All in the Path of Dorian - Now a Cat 5!!
Replies: 19
Views: 303

Prayers Out to All in the Path of Dorian - Now a Cat 5!!

Title says it all.

I read it hit the Bahamas with winds of 185 mph!!!!

Everyone in it's path, please get to safety NOW!!
by COSteve
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Japanese, Pearl Harbor, and Their 3 Huge Mistakes
Replies: 34
Views: 861

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

Well I think to Japs it was just another action, admittedly not a wise one, but they were picking fights with 20 something countries across east asia at the time and the average japanese person is not going to able to name many of them. Any more than I can name many of the landings in Europe. Hiros...
by COSteve
Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Japanese, Pearl Harbor, and Their 3 Huge Mistakes
Replies: 34
Views: 861

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

The best example of the japanese mind set then and now is their refusal to admit to Nanking and all of the lesser known atrocities. The japanese government still takes umbrage over the internment camp here (I won’t argue the right or wrong) yet won’t admit the cruel and inhumane treatment of both c...
by COSteve
Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electric Chainsaws
Replies: 32
Views: 685

Re: Electric Chainsaws

There are a couple of PRUNING blades on the market for reciprocating saws. The tooth pattern is more like a bow saw than a normal sawzall blade. I have a package in the truck but haven't had need to try them out. Yep, I have some of these (Milwaukee SAWZALL 9 in. L x 1 in. W Carbon Steel Pruning Re...