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by vancelw
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Selling on GunBroker - any advice...?
Replies: 8
Views: 243

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
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS in OH Rossi Ranch Hand
Replies: 8
Views: 169

Re: FS in OH Rossi Ranch Hand

I was a bully last night....
The heat has melted it right out of me today....and it's not even noon :cry:
by vancelw
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS In OH 1911s
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Re: FS In OH 1911s

Tell us more about that officers model. Is it a Series 80 or 70. (I'm not that "up" on Colt 1911 particulars)

All I have right now is a Ruger SR1911 in 45 ACP and a new Kimber in 10mm
by vancelw
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS in OH Rossi Ranch Hand
Replies: 8
Views: 169

Re: FS in OH Rossi Ranch Hand

Oh.....NOW you mention 1911s...


Stinking, dirty Yankee :D
by vancelw
Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Painting a Galvanized Metal Roof?
Replies: 11
Views: 291

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: 215

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
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB 5 45-90 cases
Replies: 13
Views: 164

Re: WTB 5 45-90 cases

I've got a 458 punch designed to cut cardboard wads. I wonder if I could glue one of those over the end.
I haven't played with shotshells nearly as much as I would like.
What size shot are you going to use? #9?
by vancelw
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Questions About DSL Internet
Replies: 7
Views: 204

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: 268

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: 326

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: 136

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: 4
Views: 218

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: 326

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: 326

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: 491

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
Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: colon kaepernick
Replies: 12
Views: 420

Re: colon kaepernick

gamekeeper wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:25 am
Nevermind upsetting the black folks, tell NIKE that flag could upset ME more..............................kinda strange but it doesn't :?
Maybe because you're not a hyper-sensitive mother dog?
by vancelw
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Find the hidden levergun in this photo....
Replies: 18
Views: 703

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: 447

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: 1403

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: 1403

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: 366

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: 366

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: 1570

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: 539

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: 345

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: 602

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: 602

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: 213

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: 602

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: 602

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: 602

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: 511

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: 452

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: 298

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: 486

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: 486

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: 486

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: 302

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: 553

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: 784

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: 649

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: 649

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: 674

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: 674

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: 476

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: 1024

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: 753

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: 753

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: 753

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: 753

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...