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by vancelw
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Watch your muzzles!
Replies: 24
Views: 458

Re: Watch your muzzles!

On rifles I keep black electricians tape over the muzzle at all times. It has saved me from having to go home early on many occasions. Many ask if it affects accuracy. No way. The air trapped between the muzzle and the projectile compresses and blows the tape off before the bullet ever gets there. ...
by vancelw
Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Watch your muzzles!
Replies: 24
Views: 458

Re: Watch your muzzles!

On rifles I keep black electricians tape over the muzzle at all times. It has saved me from having to go home early on many occasions. Many ask if it affects accuracy. No way. The air trapped between the muzzle and the projectile compresses and blows the tape off before the bullet ever gets there. A...
by vancelw
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just for fun lets kick around this question ..... What was the best 22 rifle you have ever owned and why?
Replies: 46
Views: 692

Re: Just for fun lets kick around this question ..... What was the best 22 rifle you have ever owned and why?

A Ranger (Sears) M34 single shot. My grandfather gave it to me when I was 12 or 13. It was rusty on the outside and had a chunk knocked out of the stock. I could stretch a box of shells a long way with that. Used to shoot bumblebees The bolt Spring finally got weak. I guess I could fix it.... Its st...
by vancelw
Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 131 year old caliber
Replies: 8
Views: 385

Re: 131 year old caliber

. Nice Sable - congrats ! . :) Next, you can try to take an Oryx with your Oryx...…… :mrgreen: . I used Remington Core-Lokt out of a .30-'06 seven years ago on 2 gemsbok in Namibia. Perfect performance. The skinners couldn't find the Norma bullet on this on. I was hoping to examine it.
by vancelw
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 131 year old caliber
Replies: 8
Views: 385

131 year old caliber

Not a levergun, unfortunately.
A late 60s Remington 700 action with a #5 Douglas bbl in 8x57JS. Norma 196 gr Oryx.

Next time I come, I'm bringing my 405, 444, or .45-70
by vancelw
Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB .45-70 Bullets
Replies: 3
Views: 342

Re: WTB .45-70 Bullets

I'm currently in East London, South Africa.
If you haven't found what you need by the time I get home I'll send you some samples, too.
I have several moulds from 325 to 535
by vancelw
Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Model 94 in 32 Special is home!
Replies: 6
Views: 460

Re: Model 94 in 32 Special is home!

Enjoy.

I think mine is a 1960 and my Marlin is a 1949.

Great caliber.
by vancelw
Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: JIMT post about using a single shot shot gun as a truck gun got me wondering ....
Replies: 18
Views: 1128

Re: JIMT post about using a single shot shot gun as a truck gun got me wondering ....

I absolutely hate bolt action shotguns.
I can load and shoot faster out of any other action, even a single shot.

To me, any gun with a short barrel is a good truck gun. The simpler the better.
by vancelw
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any one can be as butt hole
Replies: 17
Views: 783

Re: Any one can be as butt hole

AJMD429 wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:38 pm

If I've somehow irritated or offended someone unintentionally, I presume they will tell me before resorting to hiring an assassin.
What fun would that be?
Excitement keeps you young (or at least you never grow old if they are successful)
by vancelw
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: See ya fellers
Replies: 38
Views: 1513

Re: See ya fellers

AJMD429 wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:14 pm
I still haven't seen any of the "attacks"....

So I must just be oblivious to them.
+1
by vancelw
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Editorial - Walmart Never Was a Gun Store
Replies: 20
Views: 832

Re: Editorial - Walmart Never Was a Gun Store

I don't know what Walmarts y'all shop at, but I've never seen them sell ammo as cheaply as I can order it. And no where near the variety. Clearance sale is the only time Walmart gets my gun money. (Like the 1187 I gave $249 for last week, or the Chief Crazy Horse that set me back $275 many a year ag...
by vancelw
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gotta Get a 6.5 Creedmoor
Replies: 21
Views: 463

Re: Gotta Get a 6.5 Creedmoor

"Haven't you heard? Walmart does not support your right to own legal firearms. They announced they will no longer sell pistol or short-barrelled rifle ammuntion (whatever that means). Any more to say would belong in the Politics forum, but any ammo I buy comes from anywhere else but there." ..........
by vancelw
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: winchester 94 bolt peep
Replies: 16
Views: 621

Re: winchester 94 bolt peep

"Mounting a Skinner to the bolt would be simple enough. But I'd rather have that peep mounted to a non-moving part." I don't know what kind of Skinner sight you have, but mine is mounted right on top of the receiver, not on any moving bolt. MY 94 is a 80's Ranger, the 2 holes already drilled and ta...
by vancelw
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .32 Associates.......
Replies: 52
Views: 2161

Re: .32 Associates.......

Vance, next time you see one in good condition for a reasonble price let me know. I will pay for your meal at the same place we met up last time. I can't find one close to me. I've been working so much I haven't been to a guns show in ages. Hit up the smaller ones around. Including Waco. You gotta ...
by vancelw
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gotta Get a 6.5 Creedmoor
Replies: 21
Views: 463

Re: Gotta Get a 6.5 Creedmoor

My Son in Law bought an inexpensive Savage in 6.5 Creedmoor this summer. they don't have much money for a rifle. I got rid of the cheap rings it came with and put some steel rings on it with Loctite. it has the accutrigger . it is shooting itty bitty groups, even with the cheapo scope it came with....
by vancelw
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: winchester 94 bolt peep
Replies: 16
Views: 621

Re: winchester 94 bolt peep

Having had both of my Winchester 71s apart to move the bolt peep from one to the other, I would not choose that method of mounting a peep sight 1st. The rifles have to be broken waaayy down to get to all the necessary parts. My trapper 94AE has a Williams receiver peep that I attched using the back ...
by vancelw
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Double Rifle
Replies: 19
Views: 607

Re: Double Rifle

You can buy a Chapuis double in .22 Hornet for 25-33% of that.
by vancelw
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: See ya fellers
Replies: 38
Views: 1513

Re: See ya fellers

Glad I never got around to reading the Garand thread if it was full of hyper-sensitive felines. Jason is right about a lot of folks saying things online they would never say to your face. If I ever tell you I'll buy the coffee and we'll discuss it FTF, I mean it. Moderators should he unbiased as wel...
by vancelw
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gotta Get a 6.5 Creedmoor
Replies: 21
Views: 463

Re: Gotta Get a 6.5 Creedmoor

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by vancelw
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .32 Associates.......
Replies: 52
Views: 2161

Re: .32 Associates.......

I'm not sure why you would convert a .30-30 to .32 Winchester Special. There are plenty of the latter out there in fine condition for a nice price. I have : Winchester Model 94 (1960?) in .32 Special Marlin 336 A-DL in .32 WS Also: Browning 53 in .32-20 Cimarron (Uberti) 1873 in .32-20 Ruger SP101 i...
by vancelw
Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: walmart
Replies: 7
Views: 331

Re: walmart

Reuters is reporting WALMART to stop selling handgun and .."SHORT BARREL RIFLE AMMUNITION". ignorance is apparent! My thoughts,too. What, exactly, is short-barreled rifle ammunition? I have several different calibers of carbines, trapped and encore/contender pistol barrels. I also have a Tac-14 in ...
by vancelw
Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Japanese, Pearl Harbor, and Their 3 Huge Mistakes
Replies: 34
Views: 862

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

after a couple hundred words, I scratched that. second cup of coffee, good morning Levergunners :lol: Yes. Believe it or not....my "delete" key gets a lot of use :P Letters from Iwo Jima is a good book to help understand the Japanese mindset. Those young men were fighting for God and country (the E...
by vancelw
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First hard horns of the season
Replies: 6
Views: 369

Re: First hard horns of the season

I keep my cameras and feeder (protein) out year round.
Got a few nice bucks. But they look tiny next to some of the hogs :shock:
by vancelw
Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning Hard Finish -- "White Scratch" Home Repair
Replies: 10
Views: 371

Re: Browning Hard Finish -- "White Scratch" Home Repair

That Browning finish is actually quite easy to take off. Problem is, it I'd also tinted to hide the low quality wood. I take it off anyway and go back with a satin finish I've always found that the Texacryl finish used by Browning to be a bear to remove with most strippers. The Jasco that claybob m...
by vancelw
Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning Hard Finish -- "White Scratch" Home Repair
Replies: 10
Views: 371

Re: Browning Hard Finish -- "White Scratch" Home Repair

That Browning finish is actually quite easy to take off.
Problem is, it I'd also tinted to hide the low quality wood.
I take it off anyway and go back with a satin finish
by vancelw
Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning experts needed
Replies: 6
Views: 372

Re: Browning experts needed

About a year ago I sold a LNIB Browning B92 in 44mag It was the model without the saddle ring. I never fired it much but it was an incredibly smooth action This week I was told by a friend that he spotted a used BROWNING 1892 in 45 Colt. I am not familiar with this. I was under the impression that ...
by vancelw
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Back in Time....with your favorite smoke-pole
Replies: 30
Views: 753

Re: Cool Kids Club

Sixgun wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:17 am
I'd be happy with a pair of tweezers and kill the sperm that made HRC.---CK
Just need one match to burn down the sleazy pool hall bathroom to prevent conception
by vancelw
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody flown out of ATL w/checked?
Replies: 7
Views: 254

Re: Anybody flown out of ATL w/checked?

Tycer, are you talking about transiting ATL or leaving from there?
I'll be going through ATL from DFW to JNB next month with 2 checked rifles. Fingers crossed.
by vancelw
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Selling on GunBroker - any advice...?
Replies: 7
Views: 354

Re: Selling on GunBroker - any advice...?

Don't put a "buy it now" price on it. Some idiot will end your auction then back out when they realize they can't have it in their jurisdiction. Then you HAVE to relist it on GB and finally sell it there to get your commission back :evil: Start it at the lowest price you will accept with both reserv...
by vancelw
Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Painting a Galvanized Metal Roof?
Replies: 11
Views: 373

Re: Painting a Galvanized Metal Roof?

For what good quality paint or epoxy costs, you could almost put new sheet metal up. That is, provided you could do your own labor.

You might try a light acid wash on the shiney parts before painting. Don't breathe the lead fumes.
by vancelw
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Strobe Flashlights...and Dogs...
Replies: 5
Views: 260

Re: Strobe Flashlights...and Dogs...

Thread Drift Warning: I'd love to find a flashlight that defaults to Strobe when you first turn it on....The ones I have and see online/stores you have to push the button several times to get to the Strobe Mode. I have several models of Streamlight Scorpions The 2 newer ones have strobe. You simply...
by vancelw
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Questions About DSL Internet
Replies: 7
Views: 250

Re: Questions About DSL Internet

Yes, it's enough. Unless you like to watch HD or 4K. Then I'm not sure. I watch Netflix on the lowest resolution to save my bandwidth. I'm on satellite so I get a limited amount of 12k download. Even when I get choked down to the slower speed, Netfix still streams. I seldom watch Amazon prime becaus...
by vancelw
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Auction finds
Replies: 7
Views: 326

Re: Auction finds

:mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Jealous.
I'd love to find a decent .40-65 or .40-82 in an 1886

I have a Browning 1885 in .40-65
by vancelw
Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Individually packaged gun oil wipes. Reviews or Suggestions?
Replies: 14
Views: 403

Re: Individually packaged gun oil wipes. Reviews or Suggestions?

I already had some Rem Oil wipes in a canister, so I ordered some Ballistol individual wipes. I sighted in a couple of rifles yesterday and used one of the wipes on both guns. Did a good job. I did this in the kitchen. And I'm still alive. :D The wife didn't notice the smell, so they passed a very i...
by vancelw
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: do anybody want free 8mm free
Replies: 1
Views: 156

Re: do anybody want free 8mm free

PM sent
by vancelw
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hornady 366
Replies: 8
Views: 448

Re: Hornady 366

crs wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:32 am
Not me!
I still use AN OLD LYMAN TURRET PRESS.
:D
Me, Too.

I thought this was going to be a review of Hornady .366 bullets :? :(

I got 9.3x74R on my mind.

Just put a Versacarry canvas & leather sling on my double (somebody tipped me to a sale :wink: )
by vancelw
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Individually packaged gun oil wipes. Reviews or Suggestions?
Replies: 14
Views: 403

Re: Individually packaged gun oil wipes. Reviews or Suggestions?

I have used Rem Oil wipes before and they worked well. I just didn't realize there were so many choices out there nowadays. The Rem Oil wipes I have came in a canister, so they did dry out a bit. I guess I could have borrowed off of Sixgun's idea and put some of those in a heavy ziplock bag, along w...
by vancelw
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Individually packaged gun oil wipes. Reviews or Suggestions?
Replies: 14
Views: 403

Individually packaged gun oil wipes. Reviews or Suggestions?

I'm headed back to Africa this fall. It will probably be warmer than it has been any of the other times I have been. Packing weight is crucial, so I won't be taking a full gun cleaning kit. Volatile chemicals and all that on an airplane, anyway.... I'm planning on taking some individually wrapped gu...
by vancelw
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speaking of things that sting
Replies: 24
Views: 590

Re: Speaking of things that sting

Anyone ever get stung by a Cow Ant? Big ol orange and black fuzzy ant? When we were kids, we were always told to avoid the cow ants and they would sting the fire out of you. I was showing out to my brother and cousin and picked one up... one time . I picked up the cow ant and said, "See they won't ...
by vancelw
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Find the hidden levergun in this photo....
Replies: 18
Views: 806

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

She is a curator at the Buffalo Bill Cody museum in Cody, Wyoming.
I follow her on FB. Apparently they are finishing up a remodel of the museum.
I haven't visited it since 2009. Need to go back.....and see the guns.....
by vancelw
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cool and wet start on summer
Replies: 11
Views: 491

Re: Cool and wet start on summer

We have had plenty of years with much more total rainfall than we have had for the past 2. But I have never seen it spaced out so "perfectly" like this. It rains to the point of running off, then quits. Then as soon as it looks like it might dry up a bit, it rains again. It usually takes a 5 or 6 in...
by vancelw
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Local gun shops. And greed. grrrrrrrr......
Replies: 48
Views: 1573

Re: Local gun shops. And greed. grrrrrrrr......

You had them hold the guns for you until you accumulated 3 or 4? Yeah why ? Because you didn't mention where they charged you for storage. I must be special no one ever charged me for storage . You're being trolled...by an 8-post wonder. Besides, there is no need for storage fees when all 4 or 5 gu...
by vancelw
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Local gun shops. And greed. grrrrrrrr......
Replies: 48
Views: 1573

Re: Local gun shops. And greed. grrrrrrrr......

They sell me quality NEW rifles and pistols at prices below list price. Maybe 4 new pistols and 3 new rifles in the last three years. I do fill out the same old form every time, but that takes only a few minutes per gun. They never mention a transfer fee. Is that normal? Yes, it's normal. They are ...
by vancelw
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 45-70 lever ammo feeding advice needed
Replies: 7
Views: 404

Re: 45-70 lever ammo feeding advice needed

Thanks to all who responded and gave advice. I usually do hunt with different ammo than the Hornaday, and all other ammo i have tried has fed fine. I can use the Hornaday in my Ruger #3 But if I wanted to change the magazine follower, where do I get the new style and how hard is it to change out? Y...
by vancelw
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 45-70 lever ammo feeding advice needed
Replies: 7
Views: 404

Re: 45-70 lever ammo feeding advice needed

Change your magazine follower. It's cheap and will most likely fix your problem .
325 gr FTX bullets feed just fine through my Guide Gun
by vancelw
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I just saw that the 1895 is back.
Replies: 37
Views: 1661

Re: I just saw that the 1895 is back.

elmo123 wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:56 am
I bought one in .270 about 20 years ago that I still have. At that time they weren't that popular.
The .270 ones are the highest priced right now.
They were so unpopular that the unsold ones got rebarrelled to .405, so the existing .270s became scarce.
by vancelw
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Texas outlaws Red Light Cameras.
Replies: 20
Views: 575

Re: Texas outlaws Red Light Cameras.

The timer already exists. It called a yellow light, which simply means that the light is about to turn red. As long as the light is not red, it is legal to cross the white stop bar. Once you are across it, you control the intersection until you clear it. You have the right to confront your accuser. ...
by vancelw
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bullet mold
Replies: 11
Views: 383

Re: Bullet mold

Don't waste you time buying a .375 bullet mould.

You will need a .377 or larger.
Try a Lyman 378364 or 380681
by vancelw
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Decoration Day" question
Replies: 28
Views: 660

Re: "Decoration Day" question

The Irish slaves were treated much worse than the black slaves here in the U.S., particularly in the Northern States. Read your history. I can read just fine. The Irish, while treated very badly, were not owned and not slaves. Indentured servants were abused very badly, tho. Read your history. Comp...