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by vancelw
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making Hard-boiled Eggs Palatable
Replies: 23
Views: 273

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: 11
Views: 93

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: 11
Views: 93

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: 324

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: 413

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: 413

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: 328

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: 248

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: 475

Re: Case failures, new ammo, kind of OT

What did the round BEFORE it sound like?
by vancelw
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Survival At The White House
Replies: 8
Views: 252

Re: Survival At The White House

I know it irritates the SnowFlakes, but I honestly think Trump is our greatest president since Washington. Reagan was darned good, but he didn't face such a hostile media (although Sam Donaldson wasn't exactly cuddly), and the entrenched bureaucracy was nowhere near as 'swampy'... In nostalgia I'm ...
by vancelw
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Brownells doing ok?
Replies: 20
Views: 663

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: 532

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: 532

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: 532

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: 532

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
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS in TX-Ruger Bearcat pre transfer bar
Replies: 4
Views: 285

Re: FS in TX-Ruger Bearcat pre transfer bar

I've got an excellent condition 1866 Winchester clone (Cimarron/ Uberti) in .45 Colt that is for sale $1000 shipped. I'll post a separate add and pictures within a couple of days.
by vancelw
Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS in TX-Ruger Bearcat pre transfer bar
Replies: 4
Views: 285

Re: FS in TX-Ruger Bearcat pre transfer bar

Speed Six has a new home.
Pre-safety original Bearcat still available.
by vancelw
Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Brownells doing ok?
Replies: 20
Views: 663

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: 663

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: 663

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
Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS in TX-Ruger Bearcat pre transfer bar
Replies: 4
Views: 285

FS in TX-Ruger Bearcat pre transfer bar

I have another very expensive trip to Africa coming up this fall. As much as it breaks my heart, I am thinning the herd to help finance that and make some elbow room in the safe. More firearms will be posted later. I will even be selling a couple or three leverguns :cry: I apologize for the poor pho...
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: 134

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:
by vancelw
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lone Ranger history....?
Replies: 5
Views: 301

Re: Lone Ranger history....?

The Cherokee declared war on the USA and fought with the CSA
by vancelw
Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: gun safe info
Replies: 12
Views: 318

Re: gun safe info

When you build that small closet around it, pour Gypcrete in the wall voids and use a solid core door that goes all the way to the floor. Better fire protection than any rated safe. If there ever is any kind of fire, you WILL need to immediately clean and oil everything. I agree with buying a bigger...
by vancelw
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who likes the .410 shotgun?
Replies: 60
Views: 1034

Re: Who likes the .410 shotgun?

I was never a fan of the .410, simply because of the price of the shells. My cousins all had them, while I had an ancient-handed down for generations- 16 ga. I could buy twice and many shells as they could. And our most common targets were cottonmouths, and I sure liked to pound them into the ground...
by vancelw
Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: national emergency
Replies: 11
Views: 306

Re: national emergency

I share the concern, but the Constitution DOES specifically protect the keeping and bearing of arms, and I think it does give the president emergency powers to do things like protect borders, heck - he could put the military down there and do strafing runs with gatling-equipped choppers whenever in...
by vancelw
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Glock 45
Replies: 17
Views: 441

Re: Glock 45

I don't guess I get it
I could already use a 17 round mag in a G19 ....and in my G26. Add an extension and it's a 19-round mag.

I guess sales a finally lagging so they are creating "new" guns by parts swapping. Kind of like ARs
by vancelw
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Needed a break
Replies: 8
Views: 340

Re: Needed a break

I've got a few of those Empty Cases. Local gun store had them and showed them to me, asking what they were a couple years back, then gave them to me. The April 2019 edition of GUNS magazine has an article. "The .357 Magnum Saga" that summarizes the development of the round, and includes the .38-44 i...
by vancelw
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vortex Scopes?....
Replies: 14
Views: 505

Re: Vortex Scopes?....

I don't have any Vortex scopes, but I had been wanting to upgrade my binoculars for a while. My Nikons (2 pair) were just aggravating me I finally compared a few in the $500 to $800 range side by side last fall at Red Rock Sporting Goods in Miles City. Perfect conditions for testing. Hazy/foggy, nea...
by vancelw
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: S&W 317 Air lite 22 ** Update ** #2
Replies: 29
Views: 980

Re: S&W 317 Air lite 22

Rat shot from a .22 is pretty short range. 10 or 12 feet at best. I like a 16 gauge at 3 feet for a snake. I know that 16 isn't just going to make it mad!
by vancelw
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: S&W 317 Air lite 22 ** Update ** #2
Replies: 29
Views: 980

Re: S&W 317 Air lite 22

kaschi wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:52 pm
Anyone try shotshells out of the 317? Might be nice to carry one loaded with them for ventilating snakes.
Mine is usually loaded with 4 shotshells and 4 HP. But I use the shotshells on rodents. I don't like getting that close to snakes. :shock:
by vancelw
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: USPS....NOTIFICATION...
Replies: 9
Views: 444

Re: USPS....NOTIFICATION...

USPS is a joke. They have no oversight. I won't use them if I can avoid it in any way. I make Amazon use FedEx or UPS. I also refuse to send USPS money orders to pay for anything. They provide zero protection for the buyer. My current carrier is too lazy to deliver a package to the house. She will l...
by vancelw
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .348 Winchester versus .45-70 in terms of recoil
Replies: 13
Views: 469

Re: .348 Winchester versus .45-70 in terms of recoil

JimT - Recoil is not entirely subjective. Here are two counter examples: 1. Recoil of a shoulder arm (rifle or shotgun) badly bruises biceps and shoulder muscles. 2. Recoil of a shoulder arm (rifle or shotgun) causes retinal tear or detachment. These are physical damages and not just in a persons m...
by vancelw
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's the allure of "tactical"?
Replies: 40
Views: 838

Re: What's the allure of "tactical"?

Wait, Six, this thread makes you angry? :?: Bill...one day you will get as old as me and then everything makes you angry. :D Not really....---6 Those DTs are rough... :lol: I like my leverguns and double guns. A lot. I also like my ARs and other semis. I like my pumps. I have 4, 870s. Two of them a...
by vancelw
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: S&W 317 Air lite 22 ** Update ** #2
Replies: 29
Views: 980

Re: S&W 317 Air lite 22

I've got one. Love it. Weighs nothing.
$400 is cheap. Those are over $700 new.
by vancelw
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rifle for AL hogs
Replies: 17
Views: 583

Re: Rifle for AL hogs

Hogs are not bulletproof. Hit them in the heart or lungs and they die. May run a bit, but they die.
Softpoint ammo like Core-Lokt will work, but penetration works better. Partitions, A-frame, monoliths work great.
by vancelw
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Is it just me?
Replies: 11
Views: 351

Re: Is it just me?

I think she's about to pass out every time Trump gets a standing ovation
by vancelw
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94 38-55
Replies: 22
Views: 825

Re: Winchester 94 38-55

For hunting I use Barnes Original 255 gr in .377 caliber.

For cast I have a Lyman .379 bullets but really haven't shot my Chief Crazy Horse rifle in several years....too much work and no play.
by vancelw
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester/Miroku 1873 SRC
Replies: 13
Views: 715

Re: Winchester/Miroku 1873 SRC

I've got a Miroku 1873 short rifle in .357 and a Miroku 1866 in .44 WCF and am very happy with them. Just like the originals, they are COAL sensitive
by vancelw
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So you think you've seen ugly in a levergun...
Replies: 20
Views: 626

Re: So you think you've seen ugly in a levergun...

fordwannabe wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:57 am
I have a Henry large loop carbine with a can that I bet is quieter and ain’t nearly as ugly.
:lol: :lol:

That's YOUR opinion :D

I just can't warm up to the Henrys for some reason.
But I'm glad people like them and buy American.
by vancelw
Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nathan Phillips and Elizabeth Warren walked into a bar........
Replies: 6
Views: 372

Re: Nathan Phillips and Elizabeth Warren walked into a bar........

BlaineG wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:54 pm
If that fake Marine was a tribal member, he could have his teeth fixed. Just sayin' :lol: :lol:
The USMC would have fixed them for him if he wasn't AWOL all the time.
by vancelw
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite 22LR ammunition
Replies: 35
Views: 883

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: 10
Views: 500

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: 685

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: 685

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: 685

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: 1069

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: 685

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: 1069

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: 1069

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...