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by vancelw
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Local gun shops. And greed. grrrrrrrr......
Replies: 27
Views: 349

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: 250

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: 250

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: 1301

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: 384

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: 235

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 10:20 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Winchester 2016 catalog
Replies: 7
Views: 171

Re: Winchester 2016 catalog

Does it have to be 2016? I may have some but maybe not that new
by vancelw
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Decoration Day" question
Replies: 28
Views: 428

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...
by vancelw
Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Decoration Day" question
Replies: 28
Views: 428

Re: "Decoration Day" question

And no..if the US constitution or its properly ratified amendments don't give a certain power to the Federal Government, it is reserved by the States. Ok....And, I agree. But: The Constitution begins by saying that all men are created equal, and are endowed with certain steadfast rights, and I don'...
by vancelw
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another AR 10 in 260 Rem.
Replies: 6
Views: 146

Re: Another AR 10 in 260 Rem.

I don't like the 6-position stocks at all.
I replaced the entire lower on my Grendel with a Rock River, A2 stock, ambi-safety, winter trigger guard.
It's a great hog and coyote gun with my predator light mounted.
by vancelw
Thu May 30, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Decoration Day" question
Replies: 28
Views: 428

Re: "Decoration Day" question

One of the earliest Decoration Days was in the South, but it was freed slaves honoring the graves of the Union Soldiers that freed them. Slavery was dispicable, and if it took Federal Overreach to stop it then that's just fine with me. https://www.history.com/news/memorial-day-civil-war-slavery-cha...
by vancelw
Mon May 27, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Decoration Day" question
Replies: 28
Views: 428

Re: "Decoration Day" question

One of the earliest Decoration Days was in the South, but it was freed slaves honoring the graves of the Union Soldiers that freed them. Slavery was dispicable, and if it took Federal Overreach to stop it then that's just fine with me. https://www.history.com/news/memorial-day-civil-war-slavery-cha...
by vancelw
Mon May 27, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Decoration Day" question
Replies: 28
Views: 428

Re: "Decoration Day" question

Confederates were true Patriots, fighting to stop the overreach of Federal authority. The Grand Army of the Republic were Patriots, fighting to stop the dissolution of the USA. I have ancestors that fought on both sides. While both armies were victims of political spin doctors, they deserve to be ho...
by vancelw
Tue May 14, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning Model 71
Replies: 9
Views: 443

Re: Browning Model 71

One of my Browning 71s had a bent firing pin. It would fire if the lever was cycled, but if I ever let the hammer down, then cocked to to fire, it would not. Can you take pencil or punch and lightly push on the back of the fire pin and make it protrude through the face of the bolt? Or do you feel re...
by vancelw
Mon May 13, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jaquas Gunshop........
Replies: 6
Views: 375

Re: Jaquas Gunshop........

I stopped in there last September and bought a "parts gun" they had listed as a wallhanger. An old American side by side in 12 gauge.
Its solid enough I'm going to shoot some BP loads out of it.
by vancelw
Sun May 12, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bipod use....
Replies: 11
Views: 228

Re: Bipod use....

Sandbags are typically placed under the action, where a bipod is out on the fore end. Harmonics and balance point will change your POI. If there is any flex in the fore stock a bipod will alter your POI, especially if any part of the stock touches the barrel I have 4 different sets of 2-piece shooti...
by vancelw
Sun May 12, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Handgun rests for load workups
Replies: 19
Views: 357

Re: Handgun rests for load workups

I got one of those in the magnum version for regulating my double rifles. Once I figured out where to adjust everything it works great.
by vancelw
Sat May 11, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Handgun rests for load workups
Replies: 19
Views: 357

Re: Handgun rests for load workups

I bought a MTM “K Zone” rest not for handguns but for shooting AR’s with larger then ten round mags . While assembling I noticed they recommended it for handguns by removing the rear rest portion . I’ve used it with several 44 Mags and a 1911 10mm and found it very comfortable 8) https://www.amazon...
by vancelw
Sat May 11, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Handgun rests for load workups
Replies: 19
Views: 357

Re: Handgun rests for load workups

I bought a MTM “K Zone” rest not for handguns but for shooting AR’s with larger then ten round mags . While assembling I noticed they recommended it for handguns by removing the rear rest portion . I’ve used it with several 44 Mags and a 1911 10mm and found it very comfortable 8) https://www.amazon...
by vancelw
Thu May 09, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Newbie bullet casting help please! RForte61
Replies: 13
Views: 215

Re: Newbie bullet casting help please! RForte61

Buy a Lyman Cast Bullet handbook and read it.
Then buy a mould and get after it.
Then read the handbook again.
by vancelw
Tue May 07, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: talk me into/outta a bighorn 500S&W
Replies: 21
Views: 415

Re: talk me into/outta a bighorn 500S&W

I say if you want one, buy it.
But for the price you could get 2 others, maybe 3, in .444, 45-70 and/or .44 mag.
by vancelw
Sat May 04, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Black Powder Question...OK 2 Questions.
Replies: 20
Views: 620

Re: Black Powder Question...OK 2 Questions.

Contact someone in the Forsyth Gun Club.
They may have a local source.
But unless you get in on a bulk buy, it may be cheaper to mail order than drive to Miles City or farther.
Graf's has good sales from time to time.
by vancelw
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This is for sale.....
Replies: 14
Views: 583

Re: This is for sale.....

The instant I read an auction that says the items is for sale elsewhere....I'm out. Make up your mind.
by vancelw
Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This is for sale.....
Replies: 14
Views: 583

Re: This is for sale.....

Sellers with no ratings tend to have high prices :lol:
by vancelw
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 500 S&W in lever guns
Replies: 27
Views: 548

Re: 500 S&W in lever guns

Complaining that a pistol round doesn't make much more power than rifle cartridges is like complaining you dont make 200k a year when you work at McDonald's.

Its entirely relevant. It's just not the way you wanted the thread to drift .
by vancelw
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 500 S&W in lever guns
Replies: 27
Views: 548

Re: 500 S&W in lever guns

20" Barrel, 325 Swift A Frame gives MV of 2,189 and ME of 3,458 ftlbs. Is that a mild, standard or hot load for the .500 S&W? Honestly it doesn't sound that impressive if that is out of a rifle. The old .405 Winchester will push a 300 grain bullet at 2200fps out of a 22 inch barrel with less pressu...
by vancelw
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 357 factory loads
Replies: 10
Views: 418

Re: 357 factory loads

Never had any problems with brand name factory .357 ammo in M19 or M1892 . Or with my hand loads for that matter. Never seen any Eagle ammo though and do not even know who makes that. Does "Eagle ammunition" mean Aguila or American Eagle? I don't use either for anything other than target practice o...
by vancelw
Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making Hard-boiled Eggs Palatable
Replies: 42
Views: 861

Re: Making Hard-boiled Eggs Palatable

Ray wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:51 pm
Sigh....good grief !

Cool Hand Luke 1967 film.....

"What we have here is a failure to communicate."
When are you people gonna stop feeding off of me?
by vancelw
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ballistic`s of shooting a rifle when on the moon.
Replies: 41
Views: 585

Re: ballistic`s of shooting a rifle when on the moon.

Sixgun wrote:
Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:20 pm
. On my last moon trip I drilled .0000001 holes through the side of the case. It worked, no issues. ---6
If you had taken a 6.5 Creedmoor you coulda shot a Martian from there...
by vancelw
Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ballistic`s of shooting a rifle when on the moon.
Replies: 41
Views: 585

Re: ballistic`s of shooting a rifle when on the moon.

Yer making my blood boil. ..
by vancelw
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ballistic`s of shooting a rifle when on the moon.
Replies: 41
Views: 585

Re: ballistic`s of shooting a rifle when on the moon.

Sixgun wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:28 pm
My hat is off to the smart guys......in laymans terms, if all this stuff about earths gravity being greater than the moons, than how come the earth does not pull the moon in?
Duh....great wall!
by vancelw
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ballistic`s of shooting a rifle when on the moon.
Replies: 41
Views: 585

Re: ballistic`s of shooting a rifle when on the moon.

With virtually no atmo to speak of bullet velocities should be higher and allow easier escape velocity . I guess your gun might need an oxygen tank to achieve optimum ignition. With a perfect burn, you might melt your barrel. Ought to get a bazillion parsecs per eon. Don't talk about squirrel hunti...
by vancelw
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making Hard-boiled Eggs Palatable
Replies: 42
Views: 861

Re: Making Hard-boiled Eggs Palatable

Throw them away and get a Reese's peanut butter egg
by vancelw
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ballistic`s of shooting a rifle when on the moon.
Replies: 41
Views: 585

Re: ballistic`s of shooting a rifle when on the moon.

If you fart in that space suit yer a goner. Faster after picked eggs Why would you assume a bullet would fall to earth? If fired away from the earth it would go a long way, assuming it could escape the moons pull to start with. I may have to dig up some calculations. The earth's pull is less than th...
by vancelw
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ballistic`s of shooting a rifle when on the moon.
Replies: 41
Views: 585

Re: ballistic`s of shooting a rifle when on the moon.

It won't go forever because there is gravity on the moon. The bullet will eventually hit the ground. (I don't know what will happen if you shoot straight up. Might break exit velocity? ) There's very little atmosphere, so almost no friction. Wouldn't try it with a super sniper 6.5 Creedmoor. Might h...
by vancelw
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning 1895 35 Whelen AI
Replies: 9
Views: 371

Re: Browning 1895 35 Whelen AI

If was inclined to use .35 Whelen AI, it would be in a bolt or single shot and not a levergun.
If you want to extend case life, shoot cast at moderate speeds.
by vancelw
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1873 Case Hardening Question
Replies: 24
Views: 468

Re: Winchester 1873 Case Hardening Question

Vance it's the same process. The colors are a 'happy accident' of steel parts imbedded into a crucible full of charcoal, sealed air tight and brought to about 2000 F then quenched in water. The process was developed to surface harden by allowing more carbon to enter the surface of the steel. I unde...
by vancelw
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1873 Case Hardening Question
Replies: 24
Views: 468

Re: Winchester 1873 Case Hardening Question

Turnbull's method is more case coloring than case hardening.

I have a Miroku made Winchester 1873 Sporting rifle in .357 and a Miroku 1866 in .44 wcf.
Buy it, you'll like it.
by vancelw
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 12 Gauge Flare Guns As SD In Gun-Prohibited Areas
Replies: 20
Views: 402

Re: 12 Gauge Flare Guns As SD In Gun-Prohibited Areas

Go to 4-50 for what happens when a short shell is discharged in the flare gun. The rest of the video is pretty good, too. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjVw1_H3wXM Those idiots in that video fail to comprehend that that particular flare gun goes from 12 to 14 gauge (as mentioned earlier) and that...
by vancelw
Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Java......
Replies: 7
Views: 280

Re: Java......

I used to have one of those Taurus. 380 revolvers.
It was surprisingly snappy

I find leverguns I forgot I had :D
by vancelw
Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Case failures, new ammo, kind of OT
Replies: 16
Views: 526

Re: Case failures, new ammo, kind of OT

What did the round BEFORE it sound like?
by vancelw
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Brownells doing ok?
Replies: 20
Views: 734

Re: Is Brownells doing ok?

Gee, I feel left out. I've had an account with Brownells for 20 years and I don't get anything. Maybe I need to buy something. I hear that now besides their gunsmithing tools which they always have a lifetime warranty on, they are selling ammo, guns, and prepper supplies. I don't think their prices...
by vancelw
Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spring is springing in North Texas
Replies: 24
Views: 596

Re: Spring is springing in North Texas

Vance, I feel your pain , Especially where you live near the Red River. Some of that land does not drain too well. All my low spots have been flooded for months, but at least my house is above the 100 year flood line. That's the sad part. I'm no where near a creek bottom or river bottom. And...I'm ...
by vancelw
Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spring is springing in North Texas
Replies: 24
Views: 596

Re: Spring is springing in North Texas

Thinking of spring... do any of you Dallas area guys have a rototiller? I need to till up my yard from where the contractors, (plumbing, plumbing, foundation & concrete) tore it all the get-out... ruts deep enough to fish in... mini lakes the size of small cars! I'm going to be home next week, and ...
by vancelw
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spring is springing in North Texas
Replies: 24
Views: 596

Re: Spring is springing in North Texas

Thinking of spring... do any of you Dallas area guys have a rototiller? I need to till up my yard from where the contractors, (plumbing, plumbing, foundation & concrete) tore it all the get-out... ruts deep enough to fish in... mini lakes the size of small cars! I'm going to be home next week, and ...
by vancelw
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spring is springing in North Texas
Replies: 24
Views: 596

Re: Spring is springing in North Texas

. Freeze coming this weekend... So much for all those tender young buds and shoots. :? And there's another ray of sunshine ^ :lol: ^ Yes, the daffodils (jaunquils) have been up for a couple of weeks, tulip trees are always the 1st to bloom out. The pear trees are in full bloom today. Winter weeds a...
by vancelw
Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Brownells doing ok?
Replies: 20
Views: 734

Re: Is Brownells doing ok?

Paladin wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:44 pm
marlinman93 wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:03 pm
Must just be you. I've had a business account with them for decades, and they're not bugging me.
"Same here"
They know who has it and who doesn't.
by vancelw
Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Brownells doing ok?
Replies: 20
Views: 734

Re: Is Brownells doing ok?

And Billary were in 2nd place.

I said something like that once and had a guy get livid mad at me. He had no clue what I meant.
But the revival of gun sales started under Bill, increased under Obummer, and peaked when Killary threw her (witch's) hat into the ring.
by vancelw
Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Brownells doing ok?
Replies: 20
Views: 734

Re: Is Brownells doing ok?

It's not just Brownell's.
Sales have slowed after the long glut. All the online retailers are emailing "sales" 2 or 3 times a day.
To the point where some have lost my business.
If you have a true sale, let me know. But I have begun unsubscribing to many. It has turned to SPAM
by vancelw
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who plans to go to the NRA Convention in Indy...?
Replies: 2
Views: 151

Re: Who plans to go to the NRA Convention in Indy...?

I'd love to go. Have to check the dates vs work
I worked so much overtime last year I couldn't even make it to Dallas. :? :( :cry: