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by COSteve
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Guess we wont see GK or Nath for awhile...
Replies: 15
Views: 424

Re: Guess we wont see GK or Nath for awhile...

And just like that, they're closing down again!! :shock: :o :x
by COSteve
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy 4th!
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Happy 4th!

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by COSteve
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: iPhones....?
Replies: 12
Views: 298

Re: iPhones....?

KWK seems to know a lot about the topic. I just know that my Pixel phones don't have all the extra stuff that the Samsung ones I had before did. When Google comes out with an update, I get it on my phone in a week or two while a buddy with his Samsung has to wait a couple months while Samsung makes ...
by COSteve
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: iPhones....?
Replies: 12
Views: 298

Re: iPhones....?

Apple's new iPhone SE at $399 is a pretty sweet deal. No offense intended, but I'm surprised. You really dislike the idea of Apple I-Macs..... To me, I-Phones are like that...over-priced, and very expensive, and hard to upgrade the memory. I will say, though, that the people that have them would ne...
by COSteve
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: iPhones....?
Replies: 12
Views: 298

Re: iPhones....?

Apple's new iPhone SE at $399 is a pretty sweet deal.
by COSteve
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Basic Gun Handling - more complex than I thought...
Replies: 7
Views: 265

Re: Basic Gun Handling - more complex than I thought...

We teach a number of NRA basic firearms courses at our range and I especially like to work with the new shooters. Both the kids (over 12) and the women are the most fun as they start out a bit intimidated with our club single shot 22lr carbines but by the end of the lesson I'm up for letting most of...
by COSteve
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Think AOC Has America's Best Interests at Heart? Think Again!!
Replies: 7
Views: 241

Re: Think AOC Has America's Best Interests at Heart? Think Again!!

Unfortunately, it's not an idiotic post but rather her true feelings and an insight into the evil intentions of the left. If they win, they've decided that they'll go after all on the right who opposed them. Look at the quote from Camilla Harris I posted under the thread "I Hope This Isn't Real". Th...
by COSteve
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question / POLL
Replies: 100
Views: 1242

Re: Question / POLL

I'm 72 and started shooting my dad's Winchester Model 74 when I was 5 and fell in love with the shooting sports right then. Got a Daisey BB Gun at 8 and a High Standard Sport King P100 Pump Action rifle when I was 12. Bought myself and my new bride a couple of 10/22s right after our honeymoon back 4...
by COSteve
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cast Boolits?
Replies: 21
Views: 364

Re: Cast Boolits?

I'm on a Dell running Windows 10 current version.

Just tried it again and it's working fine for me.
by COSteve
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Think AOC Has America's Best Interests at Heart? Think Again!!
Replies: 7
Views: 241

Think AOC Has America's Best Interests at Heart? Think Again!!

She deleted this post but not fast enough. She's at war with US Business People as well as working people everywhere. Time to drag her away in chains.

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by COSteve
Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cast Boolits?
Replies: 21
Views: 364

Re: Cast Boolits?

Seems to be working fine now.
by COSteve
Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Pandemic - A Bit of Perspective
Replies: 3
Views: 188

The Pandemic - A Bit of Perspective

For a small amount of perspective at this moment, imagine you were born in 1900. When you are 14, World War I starts, and ends on your 18th birthday with 22 million people killed. Later in the year, a Spanish Flu epidemic hits the planet and runs until you are 20. Fifty million people die from it in...
by COSteve
Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nice Time At The Range . . . Until It Rained
Replies: 6
Views: 176

Re: Nice Time At The Range . . . Until It Rained

OldWin wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:36 am
Sounds like a great time Steve. Other than the rain.
My range is a lot like that. Most times nobody is there, however.
So is ours which is why it was so unusual. I guess a lot of shooters got cabin fever yesterday.
by COSteve
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Am I going to regret rubbing the Genies lamp?!
Replies: 7
Views: 264

Re: Am I going to regret rubbing the Genies lamp?!

Maybe some suggestions for a couple others to look at. Preferably .357/38 special or colt 45 calibers. The .357 and .45 Colt are 2 of my favorite levergun calibers for having fun with. Inexpensive to handload for, easy to shoot all day, and just plain fun to use. In fact, I posted a thread about go...
by COSteve
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nice Time At The Range . . . Until It Rained
Replies: 6
Views: 176

Nice Time At The Range . . . Until It Rained

Yesterday I took 3 carbines to the range; my Uberti '66 Yellowboy in 45 Colt, my Rossi '92 in .357 Mag, and my AO M1 in .30 Carbine. Had a great time plinking out at 200yds with all three. The 125grn .357 and 200grn .45 Colt plinking loads do quite well at 200yds, better than I expected them to do i...
by COSteve
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Hope This Isn't Real
Replies: 14
Views: 544

I Hope This Isn't Real

A friend sent me this purporting it to be verified. I hope that this is a hoax. If she actually said it, it's a sad day for America. If the Libs have gotten that entrenched, that entitled, then I worry there is little hope for America's future past a second civil war. https://i.imgur.com/y51Wvs3.jpg
by COSteve
Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Zero 130 gr. FMJ Question
Replies: 6
Views: 241

Re: Zero 130 gr. FMJ Question

Thank you! What powder are you using with the 158 gr. bullets and what sort of accuracy are you getting? I used H110 for magnum loads and could shoot it out at plates at 300yds with my 24" Rossi levergun with target tang and globe sights. At 200yds, bowling pins are also a ton of fun. About a year ...
by COSteve
Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Zero 130 gr. FMJ Question
Replies: 6
Views: 241

Re: Zero 130 gr. FMJ Question

I haven't haven't tried the 130grn Zero bullets for .38/.357 but I've recently started to use their 125grn JSP in my Rossi leverguns with great results. I've used their 158grn JSP since 2009 and they are my 'standard' load but as I said, I got 1K of the 125grn recently and started to use them for me...
by COSteve
Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Holster & Belt
Replies: 6
Views: 346

Re: New Holster & Belt

Great job! I don't have the skills for leather working so I'm left to buy mine. But both my Uberti single actions, a Cavalry Model (7.5") .357 Mag and an Army Model (5.5") .45 Colt have action and spring jobs and are a joy to both shoot and wear. Coupled with my leverguns they're right at home in th...
by COSteve
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alexa, How Long Will Covid-19 Last?
Replies: 4
Views: 270

Alexa, How Long Will Covid-19 Last?

A friend sent me this short, 49 second, video of someone asking Alexa about Covid-19. I don't know how they did it but the response is funny.

https://www.850wftl.com/alexa-how-long-will-covid-last/
by COSteve
Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Hypocrites!
Replies: 19
Views: 621

Re: Hypocrites!

piller wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:58 am
They want to set up their own new world order with their own group in total power.
Exactly what Hitler, Lenin, Mussilini, Marx, Mao, Kim and all the other dictators from both the left and right do.
by COSteve
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Hypocrites!
Replies: 19
Views: 621

Re: Hypocrites!

piller wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:31 pm
Fascism ... uses the State to take over all business.
ANTIFA? Sure sounds like them.
Communism does the same thing. ANTIFA is far left, Fascism is far right.
by COSteve
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Hypocrites!
Replies: 19
Views: 621

Re: Hypocrites!

I wonder how many ANTIFA Fascists would fit on a bale spear? No! I do not consider the Fascists of ANTIFA to be human. Actually, ANTIFA aren't fascists; they claim to be the antithesis of Fascism. The name ANTIFA is derived from the term Anti Fascist. Fascism is a form of far-right , authoritarian ...
by COSteve
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Hypocrites!
Replies: 19
Views: 621

Hypocrites!

Darned Libitards are all hypocrites! Want proof? Try this: "Washington state mayor was fine with the Black Lives Matter protests that followed George Floyd’s death in police custody. But that was until vandals damaged her home, according to reports. Now, Mayor Cheryl Selby of Olympia refers to the p...
by COSteve
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Disarmed!! Elmer Fudd loses his shotgun... (updated)
Replies: 10
Views: 764

Re: Disarmed!! Elmer Fudd loses his shotgun... (updated)

I guess that means that we can't call them "Fudd Guns" anymore. :(

Now it's "Fudd Scythes" I guess. :shock: :o :lol:
by COSteve
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 10mm revisited.
Replies: 19
Views: 927

Re: 10mm revisited.

The 6" slide and barreled Glock G20/21L I developed back in 2004 is shot mostly as a 10mm, about 98% of the time and the other 2% it's a 45 Super. I also like it with 180grn hardcast as a woods gun over my .357 Mag with 180grn hardcast as it holds 17+1 rds of 10mm while a revolver has only 6 rds. In...
by COSteve
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NASCAR; the season that wasn't
Replies: 15
Views: 796

Re: NASCAR; the season that wasn't

Today will be the last NASCAR race I watch until they bring the fans back. This due to their obsession with the Covid 19 fraud, the masks as well as the simpering and whining I hear every race. Without the fans to boo for Bush, Logano and Keselowski it just ain't normal. I'm betting NASCAR is loosi...
by COSteve
Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Swimming Bus?????
Replies: 2
Views: 370

Swimming Bus?????

HAFENCITY RIVERBUS: The spectacular amazing swimming bus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83lwedVFFeg
by COSteve
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Made A New Convert at the Range
Replies: 4
Views: 319

Re: Made A New Convert at the Range

Hope he does get a levergun and has fun with it. Update: He called me last night and asked what I thought of a Marlin .357 Mag for sale he'd found on our club's newspaper. I told him my thoughts, that the Marlin, while a quality piece, was a bit blocky in the stock for my tastes but that he should ...
by COSteve
Sun May 31, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tang sight for puma 92
Replies: 4
Views: 243

Re: Tang sight for puma 92

Marbles and Lyman both make a model for the 1892 Winchester and clones. I have a Marbles on my Rossi 24" rifle. I got it HERE.
by COSteve
Sun May 31, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Made A New Convert at the Range
Replies: 4
Views: 319

Made A New Convert at the Range

Had a great day at the range this morning until the rain started about 1:30. Saw some old friends I haven't seen in years and caught up on life with them but that wasn't the best part. I took out my 2 Rossi .357 Mag leverguns and my 'Mini M14' for some fun plinking. Nothing special, no new loads to ...
by COSteve
Sat May 30, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Expensive Brass
Replies: 15
Views: 596

Re: Expensive Brass

So . . . . are you going to learn to play it? :shock: :o :D :lol:


Seriously, it looks real nice and I hope it gives you lots of pleasure.
by COSteve
Sat May 30, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This looks fun.....(Smarter Every Day guy)
Replies: 2
Views: 209

Re: This looks fun.....(Smarter Every Day guy)

Maybe if I was fifty years younger... When I was 50 years younger and at Cu Chi back in early '68/'69, a Major F-4 driver friend of mine was enamored with my tank. He wanted to play TC, fire the main gun and the TC's 50 something fierce. Anyway, after some maintenance on the sights, I took it out f...
by COSteve
Thu May 28, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Am the only is dinky dow
Replies: 5
Views: 331

Re: Am the only is dinky dow

Cu Chi, 68-69, Electric Strawberry. How can you make it out of there and not be 'beaucoup dinky bow'?
by COSteve
Tue May 26, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nickel plated brass
Replies: 11
Views: 537

Re: Nickel plated brass

I think it has more to do with reloading technique than anything else. It may work harden more than regular brass, but if you bell to the absolute minimum to start bullets, that's enough, IMO. I'm inclined to agree. Bell JUST enough so that it doesn't shave lead, or to start your jacketed/plated bu...
by COSteve
Sun May 24, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nickel plated brass
Replies: 11
Views: 537

Re: Nickel plated brass

I have a couple hundred pieces of .357mag nickel plated brass that I use for my pistol only loads. As they are light loads and I also only bell the absolute minimum, I've not had any cracking issues. Some pieces have 6 reloads on them.
by COSteve
Sun May 24, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nickel plated brass
Replies: 11
Views: 537

Re: Nickel plated brass

I've collected a little over 14,000 pieces of true once fired Speer nickel plated 40S&W from our range over the years as our guards use it exclusively to train with and leave their brass. :D I find that the cases clean up much better than brass and have a slicker finish due to the nickel plating. Th...
by COSteve
Sun May 24, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another Great Day at the Range This Morning
Replies: 2
Views: 214

Re: Another Great Day at the Range This Morning

GunnyMack wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 5:23 pm
Sounds like a good day indeed! Always nice to know what Ammo does at distance. Keep it up and you are going to wear out your new Dillon! :D
I've got a feeling that my 750 will last a lot longer than I will. Heck, my 650 had 'only' 200,000 rds on it and it was barely broken in!
by COSteve
Sun May 24, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Like Dopers Need a Reason To Do More Pot . . . . .
Replies: 18
Views: 801

Re: Like Dopers Need a Reason To Do More Pot . . . . .

Not sure where you got your data, but data gathered from the state of Colorado itself does not support your statement. In this attached impact study done by MADD shows that while traffic deaths rose a bit over 30%, traffic deaths involving marijuana rose 151% at the same time! And from 2013 to 2017...
by COSteve
Sat May 23, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another Great Day at the Range This Morning
Replies: 2
Views: 214

Another Great Day at the Range This Morning

I decided to take out my 2 Rossis and my 1911 for some quality levergun time as the sun was shining and it was warm today. I thought I'd run some serious number of rds of both my 125grn Unique powdered mid level plinkers and my 158grn Lil'Gun powdered mid level loads through both my 20" carbine and ...
by COSteve
Sat May 23, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Like Dopers Need a Reason To Do More Pot . . . . .
Replies: 18
Views: 801

Re: Like Dopers Need a Reason To Do More Pot . . . . .

It seems like everyone sitting in a position to want pot, or to get rich from pot is finding any excuse to endorse it. Politicians are fighting hard to get it legalized beyond state levels and make it federally accepted. They want the votes from potheads, and the tax dollars from pot sales. They ca...
by COSteve
Fri May 22, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oh Heck Yes!! I Want One Of These!!
Replies: 14
Views: 779

Re: Oh Heck Yes!! I Want One Of These!!

Look guys, the cars of the future, in fact some today, are so computer controlled that drivers have been woken up after being stopped by police so idiots abound. As a former pilot, I'd love to have a VTOL flying car with a range of some 500 miles, especially with the computer controlled flying aides...
by COSteve
Fri May 22, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Like Dopers Need a Reason To Do More Pot . . . . .
Replies: 18
Views: 801

Like Dopers Need a Reason To Do More Pot . . . . .

NY Post is reporting that Canadian Scientists believe cannabis could help prevent and treat coronavirus. Looks like Pot strains high in CBD are effective.

Read it HERE
by COSteve
Thu May 21, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oh Heck Yes!! I Want One Of These!!
Replies: 14
Views: 779

Oh Heck Yes!! I Want One Of These!!

Talk about "self driving" cars. Now this one would suit me just fine.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHJTZ7k0BXU
by COSteve
Tue May 19, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got Bored So I Made Some . . . .
Replies: 7
Views: 491

Re: Got Bored So I Made Some . . . .

I've heard you can strip the plating if you push plated bullets too fast. I assume you haven't had this issue? Internet myth. The way you screw up the plating is to over crimp and cut through it. You don't need velocity to peel it off, just cut plating. Velocity doesn't do it. I know for a fact, I'...
by COSteve
Mon May 18, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got Bored So I Made Some . . . .
Replies: 7
Views: 491

Got Bored So I Made Some . . . .

Some plinking loads for my Rossis. It took me all of about 40 minutes to whip these out on my 750. That's 400 rds in that medium size keg. These are more of the recipe I tried out at our range in late April that I liked so well. I wrote about them then as, "The Unique loads were hands down the best ...
by COSteve
Sun May 17, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How did henry get so popular?
Replies: 37
Views: 1362

Re: How did henry get so popular?

You all forgot THE MOST IMPORTANT THING. Henrys are made in AMERICA. Winchesters are not. They are made in Japan. That's why it makes me laugh when people argue Winchester vs Rossi or Chiappa model 92s and/or Winchester vs Uberti in model 66s and 73s. You're talking Japchesters vs Brazchesters vs Wo...
by COSteve
Fri May 15, 2020 6:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stainless steel tumblers
Replies: 12
Views: 428

Re: Stainless steel tumblers

Got a Franklin Tumbler and corn cob media when I first started but the tumbler only lasted about 60,000rds and the corn cob media didn't do that well unless I added cleaner. Got a Harbor Freight tumbler about 14 years ago and switched to lizard litter (crushed walnut). A 25lb bag from the pet store ...