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by vancelw
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite 22LR ammunition
Replies: 29
Views: 343

Re: Favorite 22LR ammunition

I used to prefer Winchester Wildcats simply because they would eject of a mid-60s Winchester pump I used to have. Other brands seemed to have a thicker rim. For long range target, 250 to 400, I like Federal Gold match. For prairie dogs, 50 to 250, I like the cheap stuff, because I use a Ruger 10/22 ...
by vancelw
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: This Poster Offended Someone....!
Replies: 5
Views: 116

Re: This Poster Offended Someone....!

It's hard for me to believe there are some people who still think the Holocaust was a hoax My wife and I went to Dachau a few years back. There is no mistaking what those ovens were designed to do. For the citizens of towns like Dachau to claim they didn't know what was going on in the camps.... :ro...
by vancelw
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My new to me 16 ga SxS
Replies: 22
Views: 393

Re: My new to me 16 ga SxS

Charles, a Simson is what I was looking for as I had handled one in Tulsa and liked it. I also realized it was a Merkel with a lower price tag. Then I finally realized that a J.P Sauer and a Fortuna were also the same thing. I gave about 30 to 50 % of what I see Merkel 47s go for. That's too much fo...
by vancelw
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My new to me 16 ga SxS
Replies: 22
Views: 393

Re: My new to me 16 ga SxS

Unfortunately shotgun hulls are one of those things I hoard but never do anything with.
Yet.
My guns are primarily for hunting. Worrying about empties prematurely has nearly cost me some game, so I am continually trying to ignore those flying cases out of any of my repeaters. Trying.
by vancelw
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My new to me 16 ga SxS
Replies: 22
Views: 393

Re: My new to me 16 ga SxS

Opened it up and it has ejectors, not extractors :shock: Looks and sounds like a nice one! Good luck with it. It is possible to disable or lighten the ejectors . Old No7 The ejectors are actually fine. One is wee bit stronger than the other, but both fling the empties cleanly out of my way. After 2...
by vancelw
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Just Noticed a Great New Screening Feature On My Android Phone!!!!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 730

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

Grizz wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:51 pm
I miss lots of points. Don't take it personally. :lol:
If someone ever tracked down a telemarketer and tarred and feathered them...they WANT me on that jury....
by vancelw
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My new to me 16 ga SxS
Replies: 22
Views: 393

Re: My new to me 16 ga SxS

70mm chambers, made May 1951. Haven't checked the chokes, yet. Hoping at least one is full. Made in Suhl under communist control. Action is very tight and triggers are smoothe. Slight cracks where stock meets the receiver but its better than 99% I've seen. I couldn't be happier with my luck on this ...
by vancelw
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Just Noticed a Great New Screening Feature On My Android Phone!!!!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 730

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

You're missing the point about blocking numbers. If they were using real numbers, by all means block them. But they are using numbers that are in use by other people. If you block thousands of numbers, you will eventually prevent someone from calling you that you actually want to hear from. I just l...
by vancelw
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Just Noticed a Great New Screening Feature On My Android Phone!!!!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 730

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

I think Facebook owns WhatsApp now. Not positive. But if so, I wouldn't put much faith in it being secure. I does no good to block those spoofed numbers. They are not actually calling from there. They simply roll through the 10000 numbers of the prefix, because more people are likely to pick up if t...
by vancelw
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My new to me 16 ga SxS
Replies: 22
Views: 393

My new to me 16 ga SxS

I've been searching for a nice side by side 16 gauge shotgun for a long time. My 1st ever real gun was an old Columbia 16 ga single that had passed through several family members' hands before ending up in mine at age 11. Had to dig those hulls out with a knife. If I had any money at all I bought a ...
by vancelw
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Found one - SxS 16 gauge
Replies: 8
Views: 481

Re: Found one - SxS 16 gauge

I've got their book.
I have all the brass hulls and wads/cards to load BP for an old 12 gauge double hammer gun. Just can't find the time.
by vancelw
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Found one - SxS 16 gauge
Replies: 8
Views: 481

Re: Found one - SxS 16 gauge

Thanks for the tips, guys. I found a Simson shotgun in Tulsa last year that I REALLY liked, but I didn't know any thing about it. So I reluctantly walked away, thinking I might return to the table later. Instead I found a 1937 Winchester model 71 that had a bolt peep on it that I wanted to put on my...
by vancelw
Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First Lever Action Recommendations!
Replies: 41
Views: 1275

Re: First Lever Action Recommendations!

Henry would be my last choice.
Overpriced and ugly.
Spend the money on a vintage Marlin or Winchester. Or buy a used Browning or new Winchester made by miroku.

The caliber you choose will help narrow the field some.
by vancelw
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sound track in the reloading room today ........ Marty Robbins
Replies: 6
Views: 284

Re: Sound track in the reloading room today ........ Marty Robbins

https://youtu.be/LGNU5FkRz7g

I grew up listening to my mom's Gunfighter Ballads album, now I have it on CD and mp3. Know the words to them all.

Steve Martin sure cracked me up though, with the video above.
by vancelw
Tue Dec 25, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Found one - SxS 16 gauge
Replies: 8
Views: 481

Found one - SxS 16 gauge

I'm looking for a good, solid side by side 16 gauge shotgun. No exposed hammers. Something along the lines of a Simson, J.P. Sauer, CZ P-47. Price I'm willing to give will depend entirely on condition and what it is. I'm not looking for a collectible to languish in the safe. I prefer 2 3/4" chambers...
by vancelw
Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Retirees, what gets you out of bed in the morning?
Replies: 45
Views: 1003

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

My job :cry: I retired. Didn't work for about a year. Got caught up on my reading and did lots of hunting and traveling, but then remembered just how much I liked money. Ugh. My "retirement" job has been keeping me pretty busy. So far about 20% has gone to my 401k, and what doesn't go to taxes has b...
by vancelw
Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 71 model identification
Replies: 8
Views: 464

Re: Winchester 71 model identification

You may be able to tell if the checkering is original to the wood but not to the rifle.
Lots of things get swapped over 80 years.
by vancelw
Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 71 model identification
Replies: 8
Views: 464

Re: Winchester 71 model identification

I have a 1938 model that has checkering on the forearm and grip, sling and swivels but has normal sights. I later bought a 1937 model that had a bolt peep, even though it had a regular forearm and grip . It also has sling attachments. Unfortunately it had been drilled 4 times on the right(?) Side of...
by vancelw
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 22 LR three cents per round...!
Replies: 7
Views: 406

Re: 22 LR three cents per round...!

I have made several purchases from Outdoor Limited over the past year or so. No problems whatsoever.
They run coupons for 5, 7 or 10 dollars off quite often, which helps soften the shipping charges a bit.
by vancelw
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chainsaw Carb - Clean or Replace?
Replies: 25
Views: 521

Re: Chainsaw Carb - Clean or Replace?

- working on a gun or a carb can help take your mind off of issues and be considered "cheap therapy" too! ... * Certainly much cheaper than a therapist!!! Old No7 Yep. No need to justify the approach you take to anybody. I find that, when I have money I don't have time. And when I have time I don't...
by vancelw
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chainsaw Carb - Clean or Replace?
Replies: 25
Views: 521

Re: Chainsaw Carb - Clean or Replace?

The factory carb is like 40 bucks. I’d replace that in the lines and call it good. Spoken like a man with money to burn. Fuel line is cheap and needs replacing regardless. Cleaning only takes a bit of time. And, rebuild kits are much less than a new carb. While not a child of the depression, my par...
by vancelw
Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Experience with Hornady XTP bullets on game...?
Replies: 14
Views: 546

Re: Experience with Hornady XTP bullets on game...?

I've shot plenty of mule deer and hogs with 300 gr .45 Colt XTP mags and a few hogs with 300 grain .44 magnum XTP.
I have never recovered an expended bullet. All went through and through. So I have no idea if they disintegrate on bone like some claim.
by vancelw
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I've Been In Africa For About A Month
Replies: 10
Views: 382

Re: I've Been In Africa For About A Month

It's good to hear from you. Thanks. It took me 4 or 5 days to get over being crammed into a small metal tube and flung halfway around the world at high velocity. I seriously doubt that I'd fly anyplace in the continental USA ever again. I despise such close proximity to people I don't know. Loud, d...
by vancelw
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Largest game with your 357?
Replies: 16
Views: 883

Re: Largest game with your 357?

After about 18 or 19 shots @ 800 yards near Raton, NM, I got a 12 foot grizzly... err... black... er steel bear. Made a satisfying little 'tink' sound... barely heard over the echoes of the previous shots!!!! :P :P :P I did that near Forsyth Montana with my 1892 Winchester (Miroku) in .45 Colt usin...
by vancelw
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Largest game with your 357?
Replies: 16
Views: 883

Re: Largest game with your 357?

For a long time, armadillos was the biggest animal I ever killed with a .357 Marlin Carbine.
Then a few years ago, I got a couple hogs with my 1873 Winchester (Miroku).
I've taken deer with my .357 Maximum early model TC Contender
by vancelw
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Snowflake Roommates
Replies: 2
Views: 226

Re: Snowflake Roommates

If I was the landlord I would have evicted the snoopy snitches

She should have asked the cops, "While you're here, can you check to see if all my roomates' pot and oxy stashes are in compliance?"
by vancelw
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Levergun in 223....American-Made....
Replies: 9
Views: 485

Re: Levergun in 223....American-Made....

I do like how they stamped 223/5.56 NATO on the barrel. Todd/3leg That's another (small) reason I don't like them. It's either chambered for .223 Remington or 5.56x45 NATO. If 5.56 it can safely fire .223, but not the other way around. (we all know that) But stamping it with both just adds to the m...
by vancelw
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Levergun in 223....American-Made....
Replies: 9
Views: 485

Re: Levergun in 223....American-Made....

I had myself talked into one of those. Thought it might be a good start on my 4th dozen leverguns. But I finally got my hands on one at the LGS and wasn't impressed with the price to quality ratio. I'll just wait and pick up a used BLR some day at a lesser price. Or....pay more attention to all the ...
by vancelw
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An old Winchester in the family
Replies: 10
Views: 623

Re: An old Winchester in the family

I have my grandfather's old, extremely worn 1894 SRC in .30 WCF. (Circa 1906, I know I have seen a photo of him with it because I asked him about. He smiled and said, "That was my 1st legal deer." :D I can't figure out which of my cousins has that photo. I'd sure like a copy of it. I would ask each...
by vancelw
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An old Winchester in the family
Replies: 10
Views: 623

Re: An old Winchester in the family

Thanks for sharing. I have my grandfather's old, extremely worn 1894 SRC in .30 WCF. (Circa 1906) I know I have seen a photo of him with it because I asked him about. He smiled and said, "That was my 1st legal deer." :D I can't figure out which of my cousins has that photo. I'd sure like a copy of it.
by vancelw
Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 44 Remington Magnum load data
Replies: 4
Views: 321

Re: 44 Remington Magnum load data

Accurate #2n44 Mag rifle data.jpg
Click on the pic to see it bigger.
by vancelw
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: was there ever a lever action over 50cal?
Replies: 16
Views: 982

Re: was there ever a lever action over 50cal?

Winchester 1887 in 12 gauge, which would be a 73 caliber I guess. I don't think folks read the OP these days, that's twice I said I wasn't after the gauge guns he he, but thanks. It's always an humbling lesson when you finally realize that, even as the OP, you have absolutely no control over thread...
by vancelw
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting 'AR' style shotgun
Replies: 7
Views: 464

Re: Interesting 'AR' style shotgun

crs wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:38 am
Interesting yes, but somehow I can not visualize replacing my Parkers with it.

Now, as a military/police tool, ???
My 870 holds 3 more rounds than that one and is easy to keep fed.
by vancelw
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tests
Replies: 7
Views: 407

Re: Tests

#4 - You jump into the river and swim across.

Haven’t you been listening - All the crocodiles are attending the Animal Conference.

(This tests whether or not you learn quickly from your mistakes)
I would have taken the bridge. Leeches and all that.
by vancelw
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Poachers gun..?
Replies: 10
Views: 694

Re: Poachers gun..?

Around here a .410 used to be called a poacher's gun because you could slip a .45 Colt cartridge in it and shoot a deer. Back in the days when tables were barren and wild game was scarce from overhunting. Poor people didn't have access to slug and buckshot shells that are so plentiful today. They co...
by vancelw
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Due to current economy, I won't be buying any guns soon...
Replies: 18
Views: 802

Re: Due to current economy, I won't be buying any guns soon...

M60s are for wimps...like Rambo and Shwarzenneger...

.50 cal all the way!

The Mahindra I looked at didn't have the regenerative system on it. I think they temporarily got around it buy changing the injector rails or something the dealer was talking about.
by vancelw
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Due to current economy, I won't be buying any guns soon...
Replies: 18
Views: 802

Re: Due to current economy, I won't be buying any guns soon...

New Kubota = happiness. That said, I had the small Mahindra a few years ago -- the three-cylinder diesel -- and it was built from bucket to PTO by Mitsubishi. Did all I asked of it and more. Miss it. I guess they bid those out all over the world. I thought they were made in India, but the 2555 I wa...
by vancelw
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Due to current economy, I won't be buying any guns soon...
Replies: 18
Views: 802

Re: Due to current economy, I won't be buying any guns soon...

Vance, Oh man..you got the M Series. :D ......it's that easy if you have something else to put on there, like hay forks. You gonna get a mower deck or beings with the size of your tractor, probably be better to get a bush hog. In fact, I'm not even sure if they make a mower deck for the M Series. T...
by vancelw
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I bought a metal detector the other day
Replies: 13
Views: 593

Re: I bought a metal detector the other day

I've had a Garrett Grand Master Hunter blah blah for about 20 years. I have a hard time finding time to use it. I figured out quick that it was a cool weather sport. The other night I sat out and shot some hogs off my feeder by the moonlight. Went back the next morning with the Garrett to retrieve m...
by vancelw
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Due to current economy, I won't be buying any guns soon...
Replies: 18
Views: 802

Re: Due to current economy, I won't be buying any guns soon...

Jack, that's an MX5200. I started out looking at the L series 33 and 39 horse.. :oops: I looked at John Deere (yanmar), new Holland (Romania?) and Mahindra (Korea). Didn't like them at all. Dealers didn't seem to care about trying to sell me a Case or Massey ferguson.... :?: I love American made stu...
by vancelw
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Due to current economy, I won't be buying any guns soon...
Replies: 18
Views: 802

Due to current economy, I won't be buying any guns soon...

At least for a month or two.... :D MX5200 Cropped.jpg Supposedly retired a few years back, then went out and got myself a new job. I was buying a new gun every day or so, but just couldn't spend it fast enough.... Problem solved! Talk about "mission creep" :shock: I started out looking at 30 to 40 h...
by vancelw
Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A (non-political) shirt I like....
Replies: 17
Views: 684

Re: A (non-political) shirt I like....

RIHMFIRE wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:39 pm
do they have one of those with a pot belly!
:lol:

I ALMOST ordered one....

But there's no pockets for my cheaters.
by vancelw
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Convert a Rossi Model 92?
Replies: 8
Views: 552

Re: Convert a Rossi Model 92?

AJMD429 wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:08 pm
vancelw wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:53 pm
My cousin has converted more than one Ruger 77/44 to a .45 Colt. With integral suppressor.
Now that would be cool..... 8)
He uses subsonic loads in them to kill feral hogs in urban interface areas. Keeps the panic at bay.
by vancelw
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Convert a Rossi Model 92?
Replies: 8
Views: 552

Re: Convert a Rossi Model 92?

It can be done, but saner to sell the 44 and buy a .45 Colt rifle.

My cousin has converted more than one Ruger 77/44 to a .45 Colt. With integral suppressor.
by vancelw
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: winchester 71 peep sight or fastfire
Replies: 7
Views: 358

Re: winchester 71 peep sight or fastfire

Nice original carbine!

I think now there are others who also manufacture reflex sight mounts that use the receiver sight holes. Just in case Turnbull is too rich for you.
If I find them I'll post the links. Rusan is one. Shipping takes a while from them since they're in Serbia.
by vancelw
Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 8 Shot Redhawks. ..What Say You?
Replies: 30
Views: 1024

Re: 8 Shot Redhawks. ..What Say You?

Heads up for those of you who expressed interest in the 45Colt/45ACP Redhawks. As an avid fan of that caliber I purchased a new one of the Redhawk variety assuming ,falsely, that my moon clips from my S&W's and Colts would fit in nicely. WRONG!!! Not compatible at all. Although the cartridges will ...
by vancelw
Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Flu shot?
Replies: 46
Views: 2912

Re: Flu shot?

The only thing worse than school kid germs are airplane germs! Prison or jail germs are worse. I went to work for the state prison system after retiring. After 2 years I got sick of being sick all the time and found a new job. I've never used so much hand sanitizer in my life. I went to my doctor o...
by vancelw
Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT - credit card issue
Replies: 17
Views: 596

Re: OT - credit card issue

One must be cautious when those kind of emails arrive. I would never click on a link that is embedded within the email to change any setting on any website. Counterfeit links that come in emails which appear legitimate can direct your personal information where you do not want it to be. Going to a ...
by vancelw
Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 8 Shot Redhawks. ..What Say You?
Replies: 30
Views: 1024

Re: 8 Shot Redhawks. ..What Say You?

Y'all prolly figgered out I was talking about .357 :oops: I guess what I was wondering is if there is enough steel in an eight shot RedHawk Cyl to handle the very hottest heavy 357 loads... Yeah we knew. (Since you said 8-shot) But, thread drift, ya know.... Redhawks are tough. And if you do tear i...