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by COSteve
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How About a Model 94 Chambered in Winchester's New 350 Legend?
Replies: 8
Views: 270

How About a Model 94 Chambered in Winchester's New 350 Legend?

Blowing out the neck in a .223 completely to make a straight walled case gives you room for a 35 cal bullet. Winchester's new 350 Legend ammo in a Polymer Tipped 150grn bullet at 2,325fps load sound like a 357 Mag cartridge on steroids. With a polymer tip, it should work as well in a levergun as Hor...
by COSteve
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Rare Western Washington Snow Storm
Replies: 20
Views: 334

Re: The Rare Western Washington Snow Storm

It's hard to believe but I read an article that credited the extreme cold in the midwest, and the unusual snows out west to "global warming". Yes, I couldn't believe it either. Pretty amazing. Believe it! The warming of the earth and it's atmosphere results in more energy being input into the atmos...
by COSteve
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This Could Apply to Many Levergunners...
Replies: 11
Views: 306

Re: This Could Apply to Many Levergunners...

I'm retired. I don't have to be politically correct anymore at the job. I don't have to be careful around growing children lest I offend their tender ears. Besides, the truth is, no one cares what us old folks think, say, or do anyway. We're just in the way or taking up space. Me, I'm spending my ki...
by COSteve
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Super Bowl Sunday
Replies: 36
Views: 689

Re: Super Bowl Sunday

You mean the game where the Cheatriots coached by Bill Belicheat with quaterback Cry, "the ball's too hard for my tender hands" Brady played the Libitard's from La La land? Who gives a rat's ***? Second year I didn't bother to even watch because there is no way for both teams to lose.
by COSteve
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's the allure of "tactical"?
Replies: 40
Views: 500

Re: What's the allure of "tactical"?

Simple.

Young kids grew up on video games rather than cowboy movies like many of us did. They don't use leverguns very often in video games but full auto 'black rifles' (which are really carbines) are everywhere.
by COSteve
Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lee Carbide dies 357
Replies: 23
Views: 464

Re: Lee Carbide dies 357

I use Lee Deluxe Carbide 4 die sets in all 7 of my straight walled pistol calibers. Don't need any lube in any of them and they've lasted for 10s of thousands of rds. I also have a Lee carbide resizing die for my 30 Carbine, however, with it's slight taper, lubing the brass like a necked rd makes it...
by COSteve
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Painting of "Vietnam Veterans Memorial"
Replies: 10
Views: 419

Re: Painting of "Vietnam Veterans Memorial"

The first time I went to The Wall I looked up a good friend's name who was killed in the same battle I was wounded. They are listed by date of death so I found him right away. Something compelled me to put my hand on The Wall like the painting as many other veterans were doing and the feeling of the...
by COSteve
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What a morning!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 467

Re: What a morning!!!

So, you had a light dusting, huh? :) This is our forecast 3"-5" 'dusting' on Friday. (Closer to 1' :o .)

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by COSteve
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Just Noticed a Great New Screening Feature On My Android Phone!!!!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 847

Re: I Just Noticed a Great New Screening Feature On My Android Phone!!!!!!

That's why I like this new Google feature. It ties up their phone for a few seconds and leaves them hanging. I'll bet it pisses them off as well. And best of all, all I do is hit Screen call and ignore it from there.
by COSteve
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Just Noticed a Great New Screening Feature On My Android Phone!!!!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 847

Re: I Just Noticed a Great New Screening Feature On My Android Phone!!!!!!

I still think the phone companies should hire a bunch of ex special forces types and travel to wherever the calls are coming from to eliminate the business owners. I really don't think it would take many such actions to have the desired effect. And heck the phone companies would be hiring vets. A w...
by COSteve
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Then My Dog Bit Me
Replies: 12
Views: 638

Then My Dog Bit Me

I was sitting at the bar staring at my drink when a large, trouble-making biker steps up next to me, grabs my drink and gulps it down in one swig. "Well, whatcha' gonna do about it?" he says, menacingly, as I burst into tears. "Come on, man," the biker says, "I didn't think you'd cry. I can't stand ...
by COSteve
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Just Noticed a Great New Screening Feature On My Android Phone!!!!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 847

Re: I Just Noticed a Great New Screening Feature On My Android Phone!!!!!!

I've been using Truecaller which is a spam blocker but the calls keep coming. This way if I don't recognize the number, I get to screen them without talking to them. And if pisgah doesn't know that Google and Apple are already gleaning info from your phone calls, even before this addition :o . . . ....
by COSteve
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Just Noticed a Great New Screening Feature On My Android Phone!!!!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 847

Re: I Just Noticed a Great New Screening Feature On My Android Phone!!!!!!

You don't set up anything. When the phone rings 3 buttons appear to answer it; 'Decline', 'Answer', and 'Screen Call'. I you recognize the call and want to take it, you hit answer. If you don't want the call, you hit decline and it hangs up. If you either don't know who it is or are busy and want to...
by COSteve
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Just Noticed a Great New Screening Feature On My Android Phone!!!!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 847

I Just Noticed a Great New Screening Feature On My Android Phone!!!!!!

I get spammed constantly on my phone with junk calls and even though I use Truecaller, they keep coming up with new numbers to try and get through. This morning I got another junk local call but noticed a 'Screen Caller' button show up on my phone next to the answer one so I pushed it. A message sho...
by COSteve
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mossberg joins the handgun manufacturing brotherhood .......
Replies: 11
Views: 634

Re: Mossberg joins the handgun manufacturing brotherhood .......

I like Mossberg, good functional 'stuff', most of the time. However, I am reminded of their offering of their lever action, the 464. It was an average gun, but lots of start-up problems. Actually, once they got the extractor issue ironed out, their traditional 464 has worked out well. Decently smoo...
by COSteve
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Henry youth model 22LR
Replies: 23
Views: 679

Re: Henry youth model 22LR

Shortly after I swapped my buttstock to the youth model back in late 2009, I called Henry and must have hit at their lunch break because Anthony (the Pres.) answered the phone. I mentioned what I discovered about the buttstock lengths and he said yes, they know that the length is on the longer side ...
by COSteve
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ohio State Football
Replies: 5
Views: 411

Re: Ohio State Football

Why are they still trashed, you ask?

People still remember Woody Hayes.
by COSteve
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who's Going to Pay For This Operation?
Replies: 6
Views: 306

Who's Going to Pay For This Operation?

A man suffered a serious heart attack while shopping in a store. The store clerk called 911 when they saw him collapse to the floor. The paramedics rushed the man to the nearest hospital where he had emergency open heart bypass surgery. He awakened from the surgery to find himself in the care of nun...
by COSteve
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Henry youth model 22LR
Replies: 23
Views: 679

Re: Henry youth model 22LR

1894c wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:43 am
the front sight on my Henry .22-cal levergun is steel not plastic...
So is mine. Sometime between 2009 and now they must have changed to plastic.
by COSteve
Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Henry youth model 22LR
Replies: 23
Views: 679

Re: Henry youth model 22LR

Yes, my Henry H001 is a good little carbine. As you can see, I did a little custom work on it with a silver receiver and barrel band, Williams peep, and of course the Youth stock. https://i.imgur.com/LCGZ51Q.jpg?1 But I've always wanted an engraved Browning BL22 FLD, Grade II. Now that is one sweet ...
by COSteve
Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Retirees, what gets you out of bed in the morning?
Replies: 45
Views: 1102

Re: Retirees, what gets you out of bed in the morning?

More to the actual point of the OP's question, what gets me up in the morning 11+ years after I retired is what's gotten me up for the past 71 years; I'm excited to see what the new day holds. Mornings are best as the day is new, quiet and peaceful before the rush, and the possibilities are endless.
by COSteve
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Difference Between Men and Women
Replies: 28
Views: 1357

Re: Difference Between Men and Women

I learned long ago that a major difference between men and women is how they think about a potential mate. Men look at a woman for what they are; how they look, how they move, how they act, how attentive to people they are. Women don't think that way. They look at men for what they think they can be...
by COSteve
Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I think I'm on the hill...
Replies: 65
Views: 1613

Re: I think I'm on the hill...

Well, 45 now and moving slower these days lol, and mornings seem to take about twice as long as I remember.... Maybe it's time for a heating pad or something. You can't be serious!! You're only 45 for goodness sakes! My best years were my 40s and now as I'm into my 70's (turned 71 Nov.) I realize j...
by COSteve
Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Henry youth model 22LR
Replies: 23
Views: 679

Re: Henry youth model 22LR

The OP is really on to something I found out some years ago. The fact is that the Henry Youth Model doesn't have a shorter buttstock for the carbine, it has the correct buttstock for the carbine. Henry's standard length buttstock is actually too long for either the rifle or the carbine. Shouldering ...
by COSteve
Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Retirees, what gets you out of bed in the morning?
Replies: 45
Views: 1102

Re: Retirees, what gets you out of bed in the morning?

And I have to keep mindful if I stay at home and be underfoot, my wife may just shoot me. (grin) Don't grin - IME, your relationship with your significant other WILL change after retirement, when you'll be with each other 24/7 (opposite of when one or both of you had to go to work). HOW it will cha...
by COSteve
Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gas price update
Replies: 26
Views: 716

Re: Gas price update

Down to $1.99 here in SW Denver metro area this morning.
by COSteve
Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: End of the Bump Stocks
Replies: 14
Views: 658

End of the Bump Stocks

Trump Administration has imposed a ban on Bump Stocks with no Grandfather clause. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/justice-department-will-ban-bump-stock-devices-that-turn-rifles-into-fully-automatic-weapons/2018/12/18/6ee08434-02e2-11e9-b5df-5d3874f1ac36_story.html?noredirect=...
by COSteve
Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Couple of New Pics of My 45 Colt Levers I Thought I'd Share
Replies: 10
Views: 662

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

Nice pics Steve and lovely rifles but I'm especially partial to your 6 shooter and it's leather. Who is the maker? Thanks. You'll be surprised to find that my holster and belt are actually from Western and Wildlife Wonders and budget priced. The holster & belt set is their Single Loop Holster for a...
by COSteve
Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Couple of New Pics of My 45 Colt Levers I Thought I'd Share
Replies: 10
Views: 662

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

I must admit that I wanted both to be 44-40 but I sort of fell on the NIB '73 for a price I couldn't turn down at the time. After I got it, the dies, the components to handload for it, made up some practice loads and gave it a try, I decided that even though it was never built by Winchester chambere...
by COSteve
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Results of Socialist Gun Control
Replies: 3
Views: 305

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: 289

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: 588

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: 494

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: 385

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: 10
Views: 662

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: 28
Views: 1357

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: 10
Views: 662

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: 1280

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: 1280

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: 770

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: 437

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: 383

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: 770

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: 770

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: 770

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: 663

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: 1645

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: 447

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: 1645

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....