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by JB
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tristar folding shotgun
Replies: 6
Views: 142

Re: Tristar folding shotgun

It reminds me of the old Beretta 412 folding shotgun. The Beretta is probably a step up quality wise, but of course the price steps up too.
by JB
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .30WCF -- 150 or 170 grain bullet?
Replies: 30
Views: 470

Re: .30WCF -- 150 or 170 grain bullet?

I shoot whichever round my rifle handles best. 150 or 170 work just fine for the whitetails I hunt.
by JB
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS in WV: Jeff Cooper, M1 garand and carbine books
Replies: 0
Views: 53

FS in WV: Jeff Cooper, M1 garand and carbine books

The Art of the Rifle: Jeff Cooper $50 shipped U.S. M1 Carbines: Craig Reisch $70 shipped Japanese Rifles of World War II: Duncan O. McCollum SOLD Collectors Guide to Colt .45 Service Pistols: Charles W. Clawson SOLD Swords of Germany 190/1945: John R. Angola $95 shipped A Collector's Guide to United...
by JB
Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning Hard Finish -- "White Scratch" Home Repair
Replies: 10
Views: 290

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

vancelw wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:39 pm
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.
by JB
Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electric Chainsaws
Replies: 32
Views: 560

Re: Electric Chainsaws

I'd go with a small gas saw as well. I don't have a lot of faith in the battery ones. With brands it's kind of a Chevy vs. Ford thing. There's really not a much difference between the same price level saws of Husqvarna, Stihl, and even Echo.
by JB
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 03A3 Stock Finish
Replies: 8
Views: 332

Re: 03A3 Stock Finish

I wouldn't worry about a stain. I'd just use the blo you have on hand. With time and enough applications, it's will look about as close to original as you can get.
by JB
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS in WV: Remington 7400 magazine
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Re: WTS in WV: Remington 7400 magazine

Yes, but the 7400 magazine is designed to hold the bolt open when it's empty so they're a little more annoying to remove the magazine after the pump gun is empty. A quick google search will show several posts on various sites about the magazines being using one the auto magazines in the pumps.
by JB
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS in WV: Remington 7400 magazine
Replies: 2
Views: 161

WTS in WV: Remington 7400 magazine

Remington 7400 magazine. This is the older all steel factory magazine. It's marked "270" but it will work with 270, 280, 30-06, 25-06, and 35 Whelen. $30 shipped.
by JB
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: U.S. Camel Corps....
Replies: 20
Views: 589

Re: U.S. Camel Corps....

Rusty wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:25 pm
There was a comedy movie done in the 70s called "HAWMPS." It had an all star cast with a lot of western type actors.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074614/fullcredits
I saw that at the local drive-in when I was a kid. :)
by JB
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester Model 12 vs 1200
Replies: 26
Views: 726

Re: Winchester Model 12 vs 1200

What is the collector status of the Model 12? Are they going to take off like Colt Pythons or will I always be able to pick up a good one? What say you? I don't see them ever taking off like Pythons. The values on Model 12's leveled off several years ago. Nice ones are still collectible, but they d...
by JB
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remington 740
Replies: 21
Views: 480

Re: Remington 740

Those have a reputation for beating themselves to death unfortunately. They are nice rifles otherwise. I had a 742 30-06 for a while but got rid of it by trading for a nice model 700 ehile it was still working correctly. I figure I came out way ahead. Not that I'm insulting your rifle at all...plea...
by JB
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remington 740
Replies: 21
Views: 480

Re: Remington 740

Those have a reputation for beating themselves to death unfortunately. They are nice rifles otherwise. I had a 742 30-06 for a while but got rid of it by trading for a nice model 700 ehile it was still working correctly. I figure I came out way ahead. Not that I'm insulting your rifle at all...plea...
by JB
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: pawn gate
Replies: 6
Views: 422

Re: pawn gate

What was the price on it?
by JB
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruger Wrangler
Replies: 28
Views: 785

Re: Ruger Wrangler

I don't want fixed sights on anything but a pocket gun. I just can't see any reason to handicap myself with a gun that not's shooting to my point of aim. In the days of past if they were off ya filed the front sight or even the back sight until it shot right. I understand the reasons people like ad...
by JB
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1200/120 Ranger./Up Date.
Replies: 16
Views: 691

Re: Winchester 1200/120 Ranger./Up Date.

I've owned a few in the past and they were dependable but parts availability would be my biggest concern with a 1200. The 870 is my pick of pump guns, although there's been some talk about the newer Express guns have rust issues.
by JB
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruger Wrangler
Replies: 28
Views: 785

Re: Ruger Wrangler

Bill in Oregon wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:34 pm
Curious to hear how they shoot and hold up myself, Lenn. Not crazy about the finish either.
I'm curious as well. Ruger does have great customer service, but their quality control is the pits. I guess time will tell.
by JB
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruger Wrangler
Replies: 28
Views: 785

Re: Ruger Wrangler

I don't want fixed sights on anything but a pocket gun. I just can't see any reason to handicap myself with a gun that not's shooting to my point of aim.
by JB
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remington 40X
Replies: 8
Views: 392

Re: Remington 40X

Buddies Dad has a 40X .22lr- has to be the MOST accurate rimfire I've ever seen. Tiny bug hole groups with just about every type of ammo. You won't be disappointed if you get one. This gun I think has a Remington 2 ounce competition trigger , which will have a getting used to curve . My CZ 527 HB 2...
by JB
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: USPS thieves
Replies: 20
Views: 724

Re: USPS thieves

I had a rifle stolen by USPS once. It showed as last scanned in Pittsburgh, PA, but never out. The postal inspector agreed that it had been stolen by a USPS employee. A letter might get stuck to the back of another or torn up in a sorter, but not a scoped rifle!
by JB
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: leather lace on a saddle ring ,will it cause rust?
Replies: 14
Views: 475

Re: leather lace on a saddle ring ,will it cause rust?

As others have pointed out, yes it can cause rust. It can on the lever where some folks like to wrap it for the coolness factor.
by JB
Fri May 24, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thougts on the 350 Legend?
Replies: 17
Views: 695

Re: Thougts on the 350 Legend?

It doesn't hold any interest for me. Companies keep coming out with so many different calibers and the gun writers sing their praises. In a lever gun, the 35 Remington and 30-30 both out perform it. In a bolt action, I can think of lots of calibers I much rather have. The only thing I can see a prac...
by JB
Fri May 24, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Straight Arrow
Replies: 3
Views: 280

Re: A Straight Arrow

We used to shoot arrows out of shotguns years ago. Just cut the end of a shotgun open and dump out the shot first, then slide the arrow down the barrel and you're ready to go. You could shoot an arrow out of sight. No practical use, but fun to play with.
by JB
Fri May 24, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: US demo knife.
Replies: 22
Views: 799

Re: US demo knife.

Here's my7 1966 in unissued condition.
by JB
Mon May 20, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dremel tool?
Replies: 19
Views: 669

Re: Dremel tool?

I've owned a Craftsman version for about 20 years now. It's a six or seven speed (I can't remember), but it works great. I don't think the name matters as long as it's a quality unit.
by JB
Sun May 12, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bipod use....
Replies: 11
Views: 320

Re: Bipod use....

Someone feel free to correct me if you remember better than I do but IIRC when Carlos Hathcock did his shooting in S.E. Asia he carried around sandbags to use as a rest. As was mentioned before I think sandbags cut down on harmonics. I've never had good results with bipods either. I don’t see how h...
by JB
Sat May 11, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bipod use....
Replies: 11
Views: 320

Re: Bipod use....

I never cared for a bipod off the bench. I much prefer standard sandbags, but have used bipods the varmint fields a great deal. I'm sure the harmonics would be different shooting off a hard bench versus the ground.
by JB
Sat May 11, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help me choose
Replies: 16
Views: 610

Re: Help me choose

The DSM 34 would be my pick, but I have a thing for military trainers.
by JB
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jeff Quinn review of the Ruger Wrangler
Replies: 20
Views: 774

Re: Jeff Quinn review of the Ruger Wrangler

I'm sure they'll sell a pile of them, but they don't interest me. I wouldn't put much stock in reviews that accept advertising dollars though. I'll stick with the single six and bearcat models.
by JB
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 44-40 vs 30-30
Replies: 23
Views: 816

Re: 44-40 vs 30-30

I have a 44-40 and enjoy shooting it, but the 30-30 is much better deer hunting round in my opinion. Much flatter shooting.
by JB
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any love for the Browning BLR?
Replies: 22
Views: 598

Re: Any love for the Browning BLR?

They're beautiful guns, but I think they're a bit too complex on the insides. I've seen more than one that wouldn't function correctly after the owners stripped them down then had troubles getting everything back together correctly.
by JB
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Weatherby still in business ....
Replies: 12
Views: 488

Re: Is Weatherby still in business ....

BlaineG wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:09 am
I think one line of rifles that W.Bee put their name on were all built in Japan, and were very good quality, albeit, not the pretty wood etc...sort of the economy model. Vanguared, right? :?
I've owned several of the Japanese built Weatherby Vanguards. They're excellent rifles for the money.
by JB
Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: S&W 6904 acquired
Replies: 8
Views: 342

Re: S&W 6904 acquired

Is this an evolution of the S&W Model 39? If so, I have not evolved! Here's a page showing the evolution https://www.luckygunner.com/lounge/guide-smith-wesson-semi-automatic-models/ The third generation were good guns, but S&W stopped supporting them and some parts can be a bit hard to find now.
by JB
Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .22 smoothbore now with crackers!
Replies: 45
Views: 1095

Re: .22 smoothbore now with crackers!

Not sure if all smoothbores that were factory made have the choke in them. I do know my old 1894 Marlin does have it. I slugged it and at the last several inches of the muzzle it tapers down. An old Winchester Model 61 smoothbore was the same...that rifle did not belong to me.. I know the Savage I ...
by JB
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite 22LR ammunition
Replies: 35
Views: 1089

Re: Favorite 22LR ammunition

I found Winchester Dynapoints to shoot pretty good in a wide range of firearms. Once ammo I tell people to avoid is Remington Thunderbolts. They've been terrible in most anything we've ever tried them in.
by JB
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just a FYI ..... Taurus introduces new .22lr
Replies: 12
Views: 659

Re: Just a FYI ..... Taurus introduces new .22lr

Taurus burnt their bridge with me over poor customer service. I now avoid all their products.
by JB
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your choice of carry gun?
Replies: 101
Views: 6894

Re: Your choice of carry gun?

The farm is in Delta Junction and one near Stonewall Jackson Resort in WV, wife's house in AZ (she wouldn't live in Alaska and until I can't take the abuse to my body any longer I will.) Thinking of selling the farm in WV but haven't yet. Lots of driving but the scenery is unbelievable and the sate...
by JB
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are Benchmade Knives Worth The Price?
Replies: 38
Views: 1599

Re: Are Benchmade Knives Worth The Price?

BlaineG wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:19 pm
My SOGs and Cold Steel and Schrade/Old Timers sure seem about as decent as one would like and are affordable. What's special about Benchmade?
I think they'd done an excellent job of marking to the "tactical" crowd. For my own use, I can't see paying those prices.
by JB
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stolen Winchester 1892
Replies: 42
Views: 1704

Re: Stolen Winchester 1892

I had a Remington 700 disappear with USPS a year or two ago. The tracking showed it made it to a Pittsburgh post office, then just vanished. Obviously unlike a letter that could have fallen in a crack or got ate by a sorting machine, a scoped rifle didn't just vanish without being carried home by a ...
by JB
Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 22LR lever actions
Replies: 27
Views: 1584

Re: 22LR lever actions

I'm not impressed with the Henry rifles, but the 9422's and 39's are great fun guns. I always loved the looks and short lever throw on the BL22's though. I never owned one of the Rugers. I'm sure they're good guns, but they just don't have the classic lever gun look to me.
by JB
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bear Attacks Elk Hunters, Guide Killed
Replies: 17
Views: 1237

Re: Bear Attacks Elk Hunters, Guide Killed

"Chubon was able to run to his pack a few yards away and retrieve a pistol but was unable to safely fire a shot at the bear that had pounced upon Uptain." Please if any of you guys see an attacking bear already on top of me, don't worry about the shot being safe. Just do your best and shoot the darn...
by JB
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: new gun shop
Replies: 7
Views: 796

Re: new gun shop

Those BDL's in 17 Remington have become fairly collectible. Not a caliber that ever did much for me, but the collector's love them!
by JB
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Boycott !
Replies: 17
Views: 928

Re: Boycott !

There's no many anti gun companies now. I was in Columbus, Ohio last weekend and noticed a sign on the Buffalo Wild Wings door "No firearms permitted in this establishment".
by JB
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New air rifle settling down
Replies: 20
Views: 1280

Re: New air rifle settling down

A lot of manufacturers are advertising 1000+ fps, but anything much over that is kinda useless. Most of those super high velocities are achieved with lighter than lead pellets as well. I too prefer the heaver pellets generally with the higher powered air guns. Better accuracy and it's easier on you...
by JB
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Evil Roy Carbine .22LR or .22Mag?
Replies: 11
Views: 705

Re: Evil Roy Carbine .22LR or .22Mag?

If I'm looking for accuracy, would I do better with the .22LR or the .22Mag? Do you think either will be good out to 100 yards for target shooting? The 22LR will hold the accuracy edge by a long shot. I love the 22WMR for small to medium varmints, but for punching tight groups out to 100 yards, the...
by JB
Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LASER RANGE FINDER
Replies: 11
Views: 604

Re: LASER RANGE FINDER

There's a number of them on the market and most work well. I have a Nikon Rifleman 1000, which is no longer made, but I've been happy with it. I just wanted something relatively small and that offered the ability to compensate for angles shooting up or down hill.
by JB
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 14.3"- when will it stop?
Replies: 19
Views: 1001

Re: 14.3"- when will it stop?

GunnyMack wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:00 am
I really hope this pattern doesn't continue with snow!
Don't worry, you won't have any snow due to global warming. Just more rain. :D
by JB
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ammo ?’s
Replies: 7
Views: 752

Re: Ammo ?’s

Herter's ammo is made by a variety of manufacturers in Italy and Czech Republic -- all quality stuff, and they do offer an all-plastic 12 ga. "Extra Long Range" load that is blue in color. All-plastic shells have been around for at least a couple of decades. Years ago I had some of the all plastic ...
by JB
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bike ride to old logging camp
Replies: 12
Views: 792

Re: Bike ride to old logging camp

Looks like a good day.
by JB
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WWII issued O3A3s
Replies: 14
Views: 1034

Re: WWII issued O3A3s

I prefer to have female firearms, but to each their own. I try not to judge! If you haven't read Bruce Canfield's article, it has a few things about original Smith Corona parts https://www.americanrifleman.org/articles/2010/3/12/the-smith-corona-03a3s/ My Smith Corona has been through a reasenal, bu...