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by oldgerboy
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Howdah you think of this?
Replies: 34
Views: 1697

Re: Howdah you think of this?

As an alternative to the hand and wrist damage a 12 gauge pistol can do ( a fellow I know got a badly broken everything on the end of his arm ... numerous operations, etc) I have a sugestion ... 410. At up to 20 feet they can do serious damage. I patterned my nightstand gun ... a Judge with a short ...
by oldgerboy
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ted Williams M100 Scout Rifle?
Replies: 16
Views: 602

Re: Ted Williams M100 Scout Rifle?

The set-up oldwin shows is what I have on my Rossi 357, 16" barrel ... works great. I also did an Ackley on a Win 94. It didn't seem to make much difference. Have since pulled the barrel and threaded it to a 20 gauge receiver on a 219 Savage. The Ackley came alive! I can't shoot and hunt as much as ...
by oldgerboy
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Paco Kelly Project
Replies: 22
Views: 1028

Re: A Paco Kelly Project

We currently have a couple of these projects at our shop ... one is a 38-55 double ... another is a 20 gauge stock left barrel with a 40 Sharps Straight in right barrel.
by oldgerboy
Sun Aug 23, 2015 4:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 375 bullet advice
Replies: 12
Views: 1164

Re: 375 bullet advice

I've used the 220 Hornaday, the 200 Sierra, and the 265 Beartooth with all being one-shot, drop where they stood results. All were heart shots.
by oldgerboy
Mon Dec 08, 2014 7:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mythbusting? Can a bore be too smooth?
Replies: 19
Views: 885

Re: Mythbusting? Can a bore be too smooth?

"Too smooth" might mean polished to the point of having an overlarge bore and resulting in bad accuracy or leading due to the bullet loosing lead due to the bore not sealed from the burning powder heat.
by oldgerboy
Mon Dec 08, 2014 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sharps,Rolling block repros
Replies: 10
Views: 800

Re: Sharps,Rolling block repros

I have one of the Italy made Lil Sharps in 38-55 that is great. I can't remember if it was made in .22 LR but it is a very comfortable rifle to carry and shoot. It, if it could be found, would be about perfect.
by oldgerboy
Mon Nov 03, 2014 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marvel Mystery Oil?
Replies: 34
Views: 1135

Re: Marvel Mystery Oil?

I've used it as my go-to lube for anything requiring a thin oil for 40 years. When I worked for Pitney Bowes repairing mailing machines a very knowledgeable elder statesman of the company told me that it didn't attract and hold paper dust unlike the company's own oil. There was one bushing on one ma...
by oldgerboy
Tue Oct 28, 2014 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT-Wintering in Texas
Replies: 9
Views: 891

Re: OT-Wintering in Texas

We went to the canyon ... drove the water crossings ... absolutely beautiful and the history of it is fascinating. We have been to lots of museums on our journey and have been around so much history. The history and adventure of the western United States has so much documentation since it is "newer"...
by oldgerboy
Sun Oct 26, 2014 12:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT-Wintering in Texas
Replies: 9
Views: 891

Re: OT-Wintering in Texas

Thanks Griff ... we're getting ready to lift anchor and go to Mission so I'll be off the internet for a few days ... then I'll give him a shout.
by oldgerboy
Sat Oct 25, 2014 12:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT-Wintering in Texas
Replies: 9
Views: 891

Re: OT-Wintering in Texas

I would also like to thank 86er for his info back in August and apologize to BlaineG for not making it to Oregon as I had hoped ... plans changed.
by oldgerboy
Sat Oct 25, 2014 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT-Wintering in Texas
Replies: 9
Views: 891

OT-Wintering in Texas

I've only been lurking since we left Pennsylvania in August and headed to Texas by way of South Dakota. We were originally going to Oregon but changed plans. We have been in Texas for a month going down the panhandle and southeast through Amarillo, Lubbock, San Angelo, Johnson City, San Antonio, and...
by oldgerboy
Wed Aug 27, 2014 9:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIA Rifle in .22 TCM
Replies: 12
Views: 821

Re: RIA Rifle in .22 TCM

You're right about the Bee. I just made a rimless Bee (same as a .22 Johnson) on a hornet action with a bad chamber. I never thought about the possibility of a 9mm conversion. That is a handy idea ... and if it was a 16" barreled carbine it would be a great survival tool.
by oldgerboy
Wed Aug 27, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Baggage for a 9 Month Trip
Replies: 4
Views: 311

Baggage for a 9 Month Trip

Well, wifie and I left August 8th for our wintering in Texas (as I mentioned in a previous post). Unfortunately, we are unable to go to Oregon but are now sitting in a campground a little south of Rapid City. We have not had reliable wifi until now and our hot spot was about full. I managed to come ...
by oldgerboy
Sun Jul 13, 2014 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .38 Special "brass"??
Replies: 20
Views: 1266

Re: .38 Special "brass"??

What is the head stamp on them? OOPs ... just reread ... "no head stamp"
by oldgerboy
Sun Jul 13, 2014 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Choose one rifle for me to carry on extended backpack trip
Replies: 110
Views: 5137

Re: Choose one rifle for me to carry on extended backpack tr

Your choice sounds good to me ... you know your needs ... an additional, tiny single shot .22 rifle would be my only suggestion. Don't worry about your .357 and bigger critters. Except in a sow/cub situation, bears will avoid you if you make a little noise. I have no knowledge when it comes to a lar...
by oldgerboy
Tue Jul 01, 2014 3:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Adventures in Leverevolution for the 30-30
Replies: 15
Views: 1206

Re: Adventures in Leverevolution for the 30-30

By chance were the cases previously shot in another 30-30. If so and it's chamber was larger in diameter, there is a possibility your sizing die did not resize the base small enough. I had a tight chambered 7mm Mauser. I got fifty once fired cases that looked great. Problem was the other chamber was...
by oldgerboy
Tue Jul 01, 2014 3:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winter in Mission, Texas
Replies: 12
Views: 1187

Re: Winter in Mission, Texas

Howdy Sixgun ... It's New Bloomfield, in Perry County, northwest of Harrisburg ... I'm the treasurer of the New Bloomfield Sportsmen's Assoc ... There's a Bloomfield around the Philly area I think but I'm not there
by oldgerboy
Fri Jun 27, 2014 7:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Offhand thread on another forum.
Replies: 33
Views: 1530

Re: Offhand thread on another forum.

A few years ago ... about 40 or so ... I did a lot of competitive flint lock shooting. It was always off hand, kneeling, or sitting ... mostly standing. I could consistently hit an 18 inch gong at 200 yards with my 42 inch swamped and tapered Getz barreled 45. That was a good bit better than average...
by oldgerboy
Fri Jun 27, 2014 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winter in Mission, Texas
Replies: 12
Views: 1187

Re: Winter in Mission, Texas

Not sure where in Oregon or Washington yet. Just got a second dog in Florida last February. In addition to the Shih Tsu that used to ride in a backpack on my Sportster we have a terrifying, dangerous, derivative of a wolf ... silver and black, 6.2 pound toy Poodle ... WOW!!!! I will look for that 86...
by oldgerboy
Fri Jun 27, 2014 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pearson's No-Drill Winchester Scout Mount
Replies: 17
Views: 2890

Re: Pearson's No-Drill Winchester Scout Mount

My only question concerns the replacement screw for the receiver side ... finger lever pin stop screw ... there are a bunch of different ones, maybe 6 give or take in different diameters and threads. The web sight didn't seem to address this issue ... unless I missed it. I'll check again just to be ...
by oldgerboy
Thu Jun 26, 2014 4:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winter in Mission, Texas
Replies: 12
Views: 1187

Re: Winter in Mission, Texas

Actually we are doing what I had a posting about 6 or7 years ago ... RV travel. The past two winters we have wintered in Florida on the gulf side. We've met a lot of great people. Shot a hog with my 357 Rossi ... second one with it ... and did a bunch of fishing. At the one campground we were, at 64...
by oldgerboy
Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winter in Mission, Texas
Replies: 12
Views: 1187

Re: Winter in Mission, Texas

Some time around the end of August we should be traveling through Washington. If we can get any where close to you I'll PM you and get together for grub. A few years ago I met in Harrisburg, PA with a couple of fine gentlemen from the forum. Wifie and I are fortunate we can do the traveling we do. I...
by oldgerboy
Thu Jun 26, 2014 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winter in Mission, Texas
Replies: 12
Views: 1187

Winter in Mission, Texas

About the first week in August wifie and I will leave home in Central Pennsylvania, head west to spend a month in Oregon, and then on to Mission, Texas for the winter from November 1st to end of April. I have not been very active here for the past couple years but have lurked in the background so .....
by oldgerboy
Thu Jun 26, 2014 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .30 WCF terminal ballistics
Replies: 21
Views: 1137

Re: .30 WCF terminal ballistics

Here in central Pennsylvania the deer I've harvested have been many ... 95% with 125 grain Sierra spritzer handloads. That load was in the chamber with 125 grain Federals in the magazine. The Sierra spritzers are intended for 308's and 30-06's and are tough enough that at 30-30 velocities and the ra...
by oldgerboy
Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NKJ's SAFETY SIGHT
Replies: 3
Views: 465

Re: NKJ's SAFETY SIGHT

Thanks again for the info. I'm not on the forum much but still "lurk". Enjoyable place as always. Thanks again.
by oldgerboy
Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 25/222 Sako L461
Replies: 19
Views: 1334

Re: 25/222 Sako L461

I built my 25-222 Mag 40 years ago. At that time Clymer or anyone didn't have a reamer but made one for me. It is the absolute most favorite rifle I own. I used a 222 Remington Mohawk action. The 25-222 you are contemplating is a real sweetheart. If you end up with it I think you will be a happy cam...
by oldgerboy
Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NKJ's SAFETY SIGHT
Replies: 3
Views: 465

NKJ's SAFETY SIGHT

Hello all. I'm not here that much but do check in to see what's happening. A good friend of mine recently got a Rossi stainless 44 Mag. He wants an aperature sight but doesn't want to d&t the receiver. I suggested a tang sight but he was iffy for some reason. I said I would check on Nate's sight tha...
by oldgerboy
Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hope this isn't any longer true about Marlin quality...
Replies: 17
Views: 2231

Re: Hope this isn't any longer true about Marlin quality...

These are the same type problems we saw when Remington was purchased by the same group ... likewise with Bushmaster. The holding group that has these companies don't care and/or don't understand what they are doing as was explained above. We have guys asking every week about a new Marlin but all we ...
by oldgerboy
Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UTV battery ouestion.
Replies: 5
Views: 425

Re: UTV battery ouestion.

I just bought a new battery for my 4-wheeler last week. I have an account as a garage so get good prices. The cost after the core was deducted was right about $125. It is a top of the line not a cheepie and will last more than just a year.
by oldgerboy
Fri Jul 05, 2013 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 336 mounting a scope and Receiver sight
Replies: 12
Views: 1199

Re: Marlin 336 mounting a scope and Receiver sight

At one time there was a company in Florida (I think) called One Ragged Hole. They made an aperture that replaced the open sight on the barrel. I have used that concept for almost 40 years and have found it accurate and easy to use. With a little work you could modify your folding sight by brazing or...
by oldgerboy
Mon Dec 24, 2012 6:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A white Christmas In PA.
Replies: 22
Views: 794

Re: A white Christmas In PA.

Yep, things are white and beautiful here in Perry County.
by oldgerboy
Mon Dec 24, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Merry Christmas!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 597

Re: Merry Christmas!!!

Although I've been absent from here for quite a while I am glad to still see so many names I recognize. Wifie and I are preparing to spend the next three months in Northern Florida as a way of easing her arthritis and COPD instead of staying here in Central PA. My little .357 Rossi and a few others ...
by oldgerboy
Wed Nov 23, 2011 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1950 Win 94 - Trade, Sell, Repair
Replies: 63
Views: 4336

Re: 1950 Win 94 - Trade, Sell, Repair

We ran into a problem like this with a 222 Rem. It seems the previous owner got a case stuck and drilled it out. Unfortunately the drill was a tad too large and he opened up the neck. Rebarreling is a fairly simple operation and there should be a few barrels floating around this place.
by oldgerboy
Wed Jul 13, 2011 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Humor Thread
Replies: 24
Views: 3361

Re: The Humor Thread

A husband and wife are shopping in their local Wal-Mart. The husband picks up a case of Budweiser and puts it in their cart. What do you think you're doing? asks the wife. They're on sale, only $10 for 24 cans he replies. Put them back, we can't afford them demands the wife, and so they carry on sho...
by oldgerboy
Wed Jul 13, 2011 2:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is there such a thing as a "brush" gun (or, really - bullet)
Replies: 66
Views: 6352

Re: Is there such a thing as a "brush" gun (or, really - bullet)

The test I remember best was in Guns and Ammo, I think, about 35 years ago. The author crafted a box with half inch dowels spaced so that at least two would always be hit. Factory .45-70 was lousy ... the winner was the .222. My personal belief is that unless there is some type of emergency the anim...
by oldgerboy
Wed May 04, 2011 7:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 44 mag in various leverguns
Replies: 20
Views: 3057

Re: 44 mag in various leverguns

You could always do to a 44 what I did to my .357 Rossi. Several years ago someone on the forum here had modified a Rossi to handle the .357 Maximum with the 1.6" case. I used that info to get my Rossi to feed Beartooth 185 grain WFN's. Just grind off some of the lifter at the rim stop to allow the ...
by oldgerboy
Mon Dec 20, 2010 9:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .357 Magnum Hunting... Being Laughed At :(
Replies: 96
Views: 18297

Re: .357 Magnum Hunting... Being Laughed At :(

About four years ago I got a 350 pound hog with my Rossi Trapper, a 185 grain Beartooth WFN, and Lil Gun. The bullet went through its forehead, down the neck, back through some heart, lung, stomach, and intestines to within about a foot of the other end. That's over three feet of penetration!
by oldgerboy
Mon Dec 20, 2010 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Using A Buckhorn Rear Sight As A Peep Sight
Replies: 26
Views: 9791

Re: Using A Buckhorn Rear Sight As A Peep Sight

A few years ago this topic was chased around here. There was one additional item brought up then. It was out of Florida from a company (actually a one-man operation, I think) called One Raged Hole. He made peep inserts for open sights. I got one and installed on my Ruger Bisley and it was great. Sev...
by oldgerboy
Thu Aug 05, 2010 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nother hand loading gripe - the trimmer!
Replies: 52
Views: 4160

Re: Nother hand loading gripe - the trimmer!

I've gone almost exclusivly to the Lee trimmers. Yep, you must get one for each cartridge but things stay consistant and are easy to use.
by oldgerboy
Sun Nov 29, 2009 10:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage Model 99C .284 Win. cal.?
Replies: 7
Views: 1377

Re: Savage Model 99C .284 Win. cal.?

I've been offered $650.00 for mine. From your description, we have twins. Mine will stay under an inch at 100 yards with hand loads at 3/4 level according to the Speer manual.
by oldgerboy
Mon Aug 31, 2009 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Witnessed a crime this morning .
Replies: 29
Views: 1915

Re: Witnessed a crime this morning .

Sparky,
That's how I got my Savage 99C in .284. The guy was in Gander Mtn but had not struck a deal. They were generously offering him $250 for it.
by oldgerboy
Thu Aug 27, 2009 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pennsylvania Levergun Silhouette Championship
Replies: 15
Views: 790

Re: Pennsylvania Levergun Silhouette Championship

I'll be with my three-week-old granddaughter, Lillian, in West Virginia.
by oldgerboy
Thu Aug 27, 2009 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT-fun with a clunker
Replies: 8
Views: 445

Re: OT-fun with a clunker

Those 340's and their Stevens cousins go as quick or quicker than anything else when we put one on the rack ... even when the price of a consignment is too high. They aren't fancy but are accurate.
by oldgerboy
Thu Aug 27, 2009 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hot loads
Replies: 8
Views: 511

Re: hot loads

If you want a good "warm" but not "hot" load that shoots real good for a buddy of mine and me try 15 grains of Blue Dot under a 225 grain Speer bullet. Hammers deer and is accurate but is a pleasure to shoot and mild to the shoulder.
by oldgerboy
Thu Jan 08, 2009 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 44 Special bullets - do any work?
Replies: 34
Views: 2369

Re: 44 Special bullets - do any work?

From what I read in the papers, most of the walking pond scum tends to wear a "hoodie"(a rather queer way of saying "hooded sweatshirt") instead of a leather jacket. I carry a Charter Bulldog with hollow base wadcutters loaded backwards ... darn fine hollow point. They may not penetrate as far as yo...
by oldgerboy
Thu Oct 30, 2008 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gunsmitihing question
Replies: 4
Views: 645

Re: Gunsmitihing question

We've done several in the past year and none were over $100.00. It depends on the rifle and what it takes to dis/re-assemble to do the work. It, as Pisgah said is NOT a difficult job. You could hacksaw it off and file it smooth and true and then have a gunsmith hand crown the muzzle ... that wouldn'...
by oldgerboy
Sun Oct 05, 2008 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WOW, an 1876 ...
Replies: 13
Views: 1070

WOW, an 1876 ...

Uberti replica was in the shop to have a tang sight put on it. The caliber was .50-65 and the owner brought 20 BP loaded rounds for us to fire. WOW was that thing nice ... it's been almost 24 hours and I'm still smiling. As a side note ... my access to the 'net is sketchy for a while but it's good t...
by oldgerboy
Sun Sep 07, 2008 8:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 357 penetration
Replies: 46
Views: 4988

Re: 357 penetration

For Central PA deer a 158 gr Hornaday has worked great but ... When I went after a hog I used what Grizz mentioned on page one ... the 185 gr Beartooth ... mine had the wide flat nose. Feeding in about 95% good but penetration is great. I shot the hog between the eyes at about 35 yards and when we g...
by oldgerboy
Thu Jun 26, 2008 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: POLITICS - DC vs. Heller - Update
Replies: 26
Views: 1901

Re: DC vs. Heller - Update

In regards to the election choice (?)... actually, I don't feel we have a choice ... there's only one to even consider. I'd like to make two points relative to Supreme Court appointments by the next President: 1. McCain's V-P will be critical considering McCains age. 2. Regardless how much I/we migh...
by oldgerboy
Sun Jun 22, 2008 8:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT-Critter Problems
Replies: 16
Views: 1335

Re: OT-Critter Problems

I had trouble with groundhogs. They would reach up about two feet and bend the stalk down 'till it broke. I was lucky to have been able to use my 22. The second shot got him ... my truck cap gave me a little trouble with the first shot. Try getting a bunch of hair clippings from a barbershop and lay...