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by COSteve
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: dumb phones
Replies: 31
Views: 507

Re: dumb phones

While I have a smart phone, I rarely use it. No one calls me as they all use my wife's number as the main family number . . . . which suits me just fine. I rarely receive a text and even more rarely send one. I've never taken a 'selfie' in the 14 years I've owned a smart phone. So, why own one you a...
by COSteve
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golf Ball Markers
Replies: 4
Views: 335

Golf Ball Markers

A golfer walks into the new Government National Golf Course pro shop and asks the golf pro if they sell ball markers. The golf pro says that they do, and they are $1.00. The golfer gives the golf pro a dollar. The golf pro opens the register, puts the dollar in, and hands the player a dime to use as...
by COSteve
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 88 trigger pull
Replies: 7
Views: 245

Re: Winchester 88 trigger pull

Even though I love the grain in my Winchester stock, it sure would be nice to have a cheek pie in the stock.
by COSteve
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AR15A2
Replies: 12
Views: 578

Re: AR15A2

Rock River Arms makes a standard A2 rifle with a Wylde chamber and A-2 front sight base for accurate shooting. https://www.rockriverarms.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=category.display&category_ID=1838 And they also make a mid-length gas system A2 Carbine as well as a standard length gas system A2 carbine...
by COSteve
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 88 trigger pull
Replies: 7
Views: 245

Re: Winchester 88 trigger pull

Beautiful stock! Is cheek riser stock a Winchester or aftermarket?
by COSteve
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 88 trigger pull
Replies: 7
Views: 245

Re: Winchester 88 trigger pull

I've got a beautiful 1959 Winchester 88 in .308 that I was fortunate enough to acquire from the widow of the owner some years back. She got it for him for Christmas in '59 and he thought it too pretty to shoot so it was a safe queen. Sadly, before he ever fired it he contracted Parkinson's disease a...
by COSteve
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Find the hidden levergun in this photo....
Replies: 18
Views: 646

Re: Find the hidden levergun in this photo....

She is a curator at the Buffalo Bill Cody museum in Cody, Wyoming. That's not all. Ashley Hlebinsky is actually: The Robert W. Woodruff Curator of the Cody Firearms Museum. She has a master’s degree in American History and Museum Studies from the University of Delaware, where she studied the percep...
by COSteve
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: do I need a 41mag
Replies: 20
Views: 407

Re: do I need a 41mag

I've got leverguns in 22lr, .357mag, 45 Colt, 30-30, and scoped ones in 300 Savage and .308. With those I've got the field covered just fine and I see absolutely no reason to get one in 41 mag.
by COSteve
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rossi safety delete
Replies: 9
Views: 422

Re: Rossi safety delete

I used Steve's plugs on both my rifle and carbine as well as blacking out the 'S' and 'F' and they work really well.

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by COSteve
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electric truck
Replies: 15
Views: 529

Re: Electric truck

Yeah, I'm thinking the MAIN vehicles will be some sort of combustion-powered ones for quite some time. Actually, fusion power will be the answer to that approach as well. Currently, many municipal bus organizations are looking at / building the infrastructure for a hydrogen powered fleet. Hydrogen ...
by COSteve
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electric truck
Replies: 15
Views: 529

Re: Electric truck

Looks impressive on paper. I think the only 'issue' preventing decent electric vehicles has been the battery development. But look how much cellphone-type batteries have changed; 'golf-cart' ones will be next, then card and trucks will really change. Actually AJM, it's not just the batteries and th...
by COSteve
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another reason I'm glad I escaped...
Replies: 23
Views: 1084

Re: Another reason I'm glad I escaped...

I can understand people wanting to leave California but I wish they would stop coming to Utah we are slowly, getting faster every year, turning blue! Never could understand why when people leave a place because they don’t like what it has become the immediately try to turn the place they moved to i...
by COSteve
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What a difference a typo makes....
Replies: 10
Views: 451

Re: What a difference a typo makes....

If you go to see her, don't bark. :?
by COSteve
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New sights available for us with aging eyes
Replies: 5
Views: 444

Re: New sights available for us with aging eyes

I've had steel TruGlo TFOs (tritium in front of fiber optic) on my G22 and G23 for 14 years. It's a great sight day or night.

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by COSteve
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Diploma..............
Replies: 13
Views: 411

Re: My Diploma..............

Congrats! I'm coming on 12 years since I started my new career as a 'Gentleman at Leisure' and I can say that I've enjoyed every minute of it.
by COSteve
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester model 88 in 308
Replies: 4
Views: 253

Re: Winchester model 88 in 308

I've got a '59 version in .308 myself. I put a Redfield Revolution 3-9 scope on it and it's a great shooter producing sub 2 MOA, good hunting groups all day long. Beautiful example of Winchester's last levergun design and a joy to shoot.

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by COSteve
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nine Important Facts to Remember as We Grow Older
Replies: 9
Views: 512

Nine Important Facts to Remember as We Grow Older

#9 Death is the number 1 killer in the world. #8 Life is sexually transmitted. #7 Good health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die. #6 Men have 2 motivations: hunger and hanky-panky, and they can't tell them apart. If you see a gleam in his eyes, make him a sandwich. #5 Give a pe...
by COSteve
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another reason I'm glad I escaped...
Replies: 23
Views: 1084

Re: Another reason I'm glad I escaped...

I wonder when the Republik of California will finally admit that THEY cause cancer :wink: All of Cali I’ve seen was in LAX or the terminal in SF , I won’t be upset if that’s all I ever see . And I have no inclination to book anymore flights with connections in LAX or SF the :!: Interesting you shou...
by COSteve
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another reason I'm glad I escaped...
Replies: 23
Views: 1084

Re: Another reason I'm glad I escaped...

I moved to California as a kid in 1956. We lived first in Pacific Palicades in SOCal and then in Campbell in NorCal. Growing up there in the 50's was great, however, I escaped with my wife in 1980 to Colorado as it had turned to stuff by then. Absolutely beautiful place that's been ruined by over in...
by COSteve
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Watch Out For Windows 10 - 1903 System Update: It Takes Hours!!
Replies: 19
Views: 470

Re: Watch Out For Windows 10 - 1903 System Update: It Takes Hours!!

Steve, you should ditch that rotational drive and move to a SATA SSD or, if you've got the port, an NVMe SSD. Nothing changed my view of Windows more than that one move to new solid state drive technology. I'm in Win10/Pro about 3.5 seconds after my machine powers on. I agree that a solid state dri...
by COSteve
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Watch Out For Windows 10 - 1903 System Update: It Takes Hours!!
Replies: 19
Views: 470

Re: Watch Out For Windows 10 - 1903 System Update: It Takes Hours!!

Now that it's all installed and tweaked, it's actually pretty good. Firefox and T-Bird both open faster and each site loads and opens faster as well. They claim it's more secure as well. It was free, it works, so I'm happy. BTW, I'm not paying the exorbitant price of Apple products just to have and ...
by COSteve
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Watch Out For Windows 10 - 1903 System Update: It Takes Hours!!
Replies: 19
Views: 470

Watch Out For Windows 10 - 1903 System Update: It Takes Hours!!

Title says it all. I started my update at about 7:30 am this morning and after a long 'getting ready' phase, and a long downloading phase, the update took hours. Multiple restarts and then when it thought it was completed, it turns out that if you search for updates again, it will throw 3 more at yo...
by COSteve
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 37 years of Bliss
Replies: 28
Views: 583

Re: 37 years of Bliss

Congrats! This summer, my bride and I will celebrate 46 years wed. It's clear to all that I married up in the deal but she's kind enough to put up with me all the same. I'm already thinking about something special for the big 5 0 in 2023.
by COSteve
Sun May 26, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Winchester Arms Collectors Association
Replies: 8
Views: 372

Re: The Winchester Arms Collectors Association

If you plan on going and can get a room this late, Wild Bill Cody built a hotel in town in 1902 and named it after his daughter; the Irma Hotel. It's old but it's got a good, large restaurant on the ground floor and a bar too. Every time we've stayed there the bar has had a number of colorful folks ...
by COSteve
Sat May 25, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I love stories with happy endings ......
Replies: 7
Views: 364

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

That transformation is amazing! I had a late 50's, early 60's 336 for a while and hated the clunky stock so it went down the road. That one has a stock set that enhances the lines of the Marlin rather than detracting from it. Absolutely beautiful.
by COSteve
Sat May 25, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .357 Mag Handloading with H110 vs Lil'Gun Powders. A Surprising Result
Replies: 25
Views: 767

Re: .357 Mag Handloading with H110 vs Lil'Gun Powders. A Surprising Result

Ive been using Lil Gun quite a lot in various calibers. It never ceases to please me. I want to give it a try with my 30 Carbine loads for my M1 Carbine next. However, I finished up my stock of H110 by loading up about 2,200rds of 30 Carbine so I've got a while to go before I'll need to make a run ...
by COSteve
Sat May 25, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rim fire fun
Replies: 7
Views: 321

Re: Rim fire fun

I hadn't taken a 22lr gun out to shoot it in forever (about 12 years near as I can tell) until early April when I was RSO at our range one evening and no one showed because of the cold. I had decided to take out my Marlin Model 60 I'd had for forever as I like the feel of it way better than my 10/22...
by COSteve
Sat May 25, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thougts on the 350 Legend?
Replies: 17
Views: 664

Re: Thougts on the 350 Legend?

I have 2 Rossi leverguns in .357 Mag and love them as my 158grn handloads chrono at 1,952fps in my 20" carbine and 2,005fps in my 24" rifle. I also have a Mini-14 that's a blast to shoot as well and I'd love to see a Mini 350. I think it would be a great item for deer, coyotes, and hogs and I'd snap...
by COSteve
Thu May 23, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 357 lever gun 16 vs 20 inch barrel
Replies: 32
Views: 1126

Re: 357 lever gun 16 vs 20 inch barrel

Have you tried the 16"? I have 92s in 16" and 20". I like both. Yep, I tried a friend's Rossi .357 Mag 16" trapper out woods walkin with him one day back in 2010. We got to comparing them and decided to swap them and then walk for a couple miles in the woods and then run them through their paces to...
by COSteve
Thu May 23, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Straight Arrow
Replies: 3
Views: 271

Re: A Straight Arrow

And the point of it is . . . . . ??

Can't use it for bow hunting. Can't use it in black powder hunting. What do you use it for?
by COSteve
Wed May 22, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 357 lever gun 16 vs 20 inch barrel
Replies: 32
Views: 1126

Re: 357 lever gun 16 vs 20 inch barrel

The answer would seem be handle both, see which you like because there is not a lot of ballistic difference. I agree. The real differences are two; the weight and balance plus the sight radius differences. It's up to each one to decide what works best for them. For me, the 24" is a fun bench shoote...
by COSteve
Wed May 22, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .357 Mag Handloading with H110 vs Lil'Gun Powders. A Surprising Result
Replies: 25
Views: 767

Re: .357 Mag Handloading with H110 vs Lil'Gun Powders. A Surprising Result

Like piller, I've found that I get a bit more barrel heating with Lil'Gun but when I asked Hodgdon's CS guy about that he said that it was because of the larger powder charge, 9.1% larger, rather than because it burns hotter because it burns at the same temperature. I too found that I'm getting the ...
by COSteve
Tue May 21, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .357 Mag Handloading with H110 vs Lil'Gun Powders. A Surprising Result
Replies: 25
Views: 767

Re: .357 Mag Handloading with H110 vs Lil'Gun Powders. A Surprising Result

Very interesting. A friend gave me some 45.Colt loads with a custom 360 grain Keith SWC and Lil Gun. This produced surprisingly high velocities out of my 20" Rossi with a shotgun like recoil feeling. I noticed that as well. The recoil isn't as sharp as with H110; rather it's more of a stronger push...
by COSteve
Tue May 21, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Andy Rooney Once Said . . . . .
Replies: 9
Views: 425

Andy Rooney Once Said . . . . .

Andy Rooney was one in a million. At the end of '60 Minutes' he usually had his own 10-minute segment that, unbelievably, was never censored by CBS. He's probably the only one who could have gotten away with this. May he rest in peace. Andy Rooney once said . . . "I don't think being a minority make...
by COSteve
Tue May 21, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .357 Mag Handloading with H110 vs Lil'Gun Powders. A Surprising Result
Replies: 25
Views: 767

.357 Mag Handloading with H110 vs Lil'Gun Powders. A Surprising Result

In other threads there have been discussions of velocities displayed on Ballistics By the Inch’s site which show various velocities for .357 Mag loads. These might mean something to those of you who shoot the exact commercial ammo that they have tested in your leverguns, but for many of us who handl...
by COSteve
Tue May 21, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 357 lever gun 16 vs 20 inch barrel
Replies: 32
Views: 1126

Re: 357 lever gun 16 vs 20 inch barrel

To the OP's original question, I prefer the 20" over the 16" barrel as I like both the longer sight radius and better balance and pointing of the longer barrel.
by COSteve
Wed May 15, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question for the American members regarding serial numbers.
Replies: 16
Views: 534

Re: Question for the American members regarding serial numbers.

There is a point in security levels that is actually relevant here as well. It's a principle known as 'need to know' and it forms the basis for the higher level SCI and above security systems (well above confidential, secret, and top secret where clearance at a level gives permission to see that lev...
by COSteve
Sun May 12, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For you older guys, what type of shooting glasses do you wear?
Replies: 22
Views: 441

Re: For you older guys, what type of shooting glasses do you wear?

A hole punch, black electrical tape, and a small nail will make a great paste-on diopter. I use them on my yellow tinted, progressive shooting glasses. BTW, the smaller the aperture hole, the longer the Depth of Field increase so make them small. In addition, because the tape is too close to your ey...
by COSteve
Sat May 04, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Loading berrys 38 plated bullets
Replies: 5
Views: 326

Re: Loading berrys 38 plated bullets

I've used 10s of thousands of Berry's, Rainier, and X-Treme plated bullets in many of my loads be they 30 Carbine (carbine), 38spl (pistol), .357mag (pistol and carbine/rifle), 40s&w (pistol and carbine), 10mm (pistol and carbine), 45acp (pistol), 45 Colt (pistol and carbine/rifle), 45 Super (pistol...
by COSteve
Wed May 01, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite sixgun barrel length?
Replies: 37
Views: 909

Re: Favorite sixgun barrel length?

While my 7 1/2" barreled SA Cavalry model in .357 Mag works very well in that length, I picked 5 1/2" barreled SA Army model for my .45 Colt as the balance feels better in that caliber to me. The 7 1/2" barreled .357 Mag's extra length, longer sight radius, and heavier barrel make it a better longer...
by COSteve
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Rise of Skywalker
Replies: 18
Views: 553

Re: The Rise of Skywalker

I missed the release of that as I was in the Army in Germany at the time. Later that year in September, I got an 'invite' to visit SE Asia as well. Was there until June of 1969 when I got shipped to Japan to recover from my wounds.
by COSteve
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M-16 Adoption by the Military
Replies: 16
Views: 562

Re: M-16 Adoption by the Military

Even though I had an M16 issued to me during my 'visit' to RVN '68-'69, my primary weapons were my M-48 tank's 90mm main gun, my TC position M-2 fifty MG, and my 1911 45. Other than the fact that people were constantly trying to kill you at the time , having that kind of firepower just had to be th...
by COSteve
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M-16 Adoption by the Military
Replies: 16
Views: 562

Re: M-16 Adoption by the Military

Even though I had an M16 issued to me during my 'visit' to RVN '68-'69, my primary weapons were my M-48 tank's 90mm main gun, my TC position M-2 fifty MG, and my 1911 45. The only time I even carried the M16 was in the bunkers during attacks and if we went to Saigon. As I trained on the M-14, I cons...
by COSteve
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Pair To Draw To
Replies: 21
Views: 617

Re: A Pair To Draw To

While a pair is nice, 2 pair is even better.

Both my 45 Colt Ubertis on top and my .357mag Rossi/Uberti on the bottom. (I'd added the Lyman front sight and a coat of WATCO Danish walnut stain to the stock of my Rossi rifle before I took this pic.)

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by COSteve
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who has 73,000 Bump-stocks...???
Replies: 6
Views: 397

Re: Who has 73,000 Bump-stocks...???

After you've shot a MG a few times you realize it's just a waste of time and money. Yes, I fired thousands of rds from my Ma Duce on my tank in RVN and thousands more from an M-60 and the M73 co-axial MG on the side of the main gun. That was a war and their effectiveness for spraying an area to supp...
by COSteve
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Rise of Skywalker
Replies: 18
Views: 553

Re: The Rise of Skywalker

I'll watch the last one as I was there for the first one back in June, 1977. My wife and I stood in line for this new movie that everyone was talking about as it had been out but a few weeks and every show was jammed. At the end of it, I looked around at the people exiting the movie and many were cl...
by COSteve
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Rise of Skywalker
Replies: 18
Views: 553

The Rise of Skywalker

The last Star Wars movie's 1st trailer is out:

The Rise of Skywalker
by COSteve
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Pair To Draw To
Replies: 21
Views: 617

Re: A Pair To Draw To

I like your style.

Rossi .357Mags; 20" Carbine and 24" Rifle with Marbles Tang (before I put the Lyman Globe front sight on) and a Cattleman Cavalry model also in .357Mag.

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by COSteve
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Now don't be alarmed!
Replies: 21
Views: 528

Re: Now don't be alarmed!

Hog (and liberal) skulls might be significantly thicker, but if you could find a part with about 3/16ths inch bone in two places, about 8 inches apart, packed in between with bologna or ballistic gelatin ( use dog poop if simulating a liberal ), that would be reasonable I would think. While I enjoy...
by COSteve
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody here also on Ruger Forum?
Replies: 14
Views: 420

Re: Anybody here also on Ruger Forum?

I just checked RugerForum.com and it's working fine.