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by JB
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Red Dots on Handguns
Replies: 16
Views: 401

Re: Red Dots on Handguns

I don't want an optic on a handgun I'd carry for defense, but I love them on anything else. My open sight shooting days are pretty much gone, so I use traditional scopes as well as Ultra Dots on various handguns. I like a nice adjustable objective scope for target shooting, but an Utra Dot for hunti...
by JB
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruger GP100 .44
Replies: 22
Views: 1363

Re: Ruger GP100 .44

J B ...did you get the model 69, I'm wondering about that two piece barrel set-up? I bought a 2 3/4" and a 4 1/4" version. The short barrel is my 44 special home defense gun. The longer barrel is my main 44 magnum gun now. I don't see any issues with the two piece barrel and some feel they have a m...
by JB
Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 4,100 of these rifles (carbines) made PER DAY
Replies: 24
Views: 1015

Re: 4,100 of these rifles (carbines) made PER DAY

Well, the .30 carbine has a flatter trajectory. And in the video he mentions using some of the same equipment to make .30 carbine ammo. Not sure what it would be. And lastly I think a .45 acp carbine would have weighed more than the 5 lbs desired. I agree that the 30 carbine was a superior choice f...
by JB
Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruger GP100 .44
Replies: 22
Views: 1363

Re: Ruger GP100 .44

I'd wanted Ruger to come out with a GP100 44 special for years, but when S&W came out with five shot 44 magnum 69, I didn't have any more desire for the GP100. The 69 makes a great 44 special gun, but you've got the flexibility of 44 magnums as well.
by JB
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Curly Maple Marlin 336
Replies: 18
Views: 818

Re: Curly Maple Marlin 336

Pretty guns, but I just want walnut on my leverguns.
by JB
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: new pocket pistol.....
Replies: 27
Views: 1805

Re: new pocket pistol.....

Only if they sell for $9.99.
by JB
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sheryl Crowe
Replies: 12
Views: 737

Re: Sheryl Crowe

Griff wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:03 pm
Who?
That's my thoughts ever sincer her 1996 anti gun stink.
by JB
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It official for those that care Brady is now a Buc
Replies: 10
Views: 566

Re: It official for those that care Brady is now a Buc

Blaine wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:14 am
Didn't that Brady guy have a TV show with a lot of kids and a blonde babe? :roll:
That's him. And he might pretend to be a buck, but rumor has it that Mr. Brady was a doe in real life.
by JB
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BLR problems
Replies: 14
Views: 585

Re: BLR problems

Nice guns, but they're a bit over complex inside. A friend of mine had problems with one jamming and tore it apart for a complete cleaning. He almost never got everything back working again :)
by JB
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 357 magunum 3" barrel
Replies: 16
Views: 951

Re: 357 magunum 3" barrel

I have two 3" S&S 65's. 3" is a little easy to conceal than a 4" but you still get a full length ejector rod, unlike the 2 1/2" guns.
by JB
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your Opinions On Sig Saur
Replies: 38
Views: 1420

Re: Your Opinions On Sig Saur

I'm a fan of the all metal Sigs', 220, 228, 229, 232, etc, but never warmed up to their plastic and/or striker fired guns. And this is coming from a Glock fan.
by JB
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruined Rifle UPDATED
Replies: 27
Views: 2206

Re: Ruined Rifle

You can clean out the rust, but you can't fix the pitting. I agree having someone rebore the rifle wouldn't be worth the cost. You might get lucky with fit if you could find a barrel.
by JB
Wed Dec 25, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 44 spceial comparison ...... interesting article that might appeal to many here
Replies: 14
Views: 827

Re: 44 spceial comparison ...... interesting article that might appeal to many here

2.75" and 3.5" from a rest at 15 yards is terrible accuracy from that S&W Backpacker. I'm also not to sure about his comment that "it is difficult to get the same type of accuracy with plain lead as you do jacketed bullets". I'm a 44 special fan though. I use my 2 3/4" S&W 69 as my home 44 special g...
by JB
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone predator hunt?
Replies: 17
Views: 619

Re: Anyone predator hunt?

I remember hunting crows by cassette tape! Actually in the midwest they have crow hunts and crow dinners serving crow. Apparently it is quite good as table fare?! I'm thinking of buying a new fangled electric caller, one that I can also get/change sounds for fox/ coyotes and crow hunting- I just ca...
by JB
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heads up on unscrupulous seller on here - Pete44ru
Replies: 48
Views: 2372

Re: Heads up on unscrupulous seller on here - Pete44ru

One man's 90% may be 95% or 85% to another, but that gun is a LONG way from 90% based on those photos. And defiantly not a $400 gun.
by JB
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Short barrel 308 rifle velocity loss
Replies: 5
Views: 292

Re: Short barrel 308 rifle velocity loss

I like her choice in calibers. I have a pile of rifles to to chose from, but normally use my 308 for everything from groundhogs to whitetails.
by JB
Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Republican vs Democrat 2019
Replies: 20
Views: 964

Re: Republican vs Democrat 2019

I can't argue with that one.
by JB
Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: To restore or not
Replies: 21
Views: 1281

Re: To restore or not

Leave it as is. Future collectors will thank you. In the future collectors will like rust pits? I'm glad I'm too old and wont live to see that! They'll like rust pits far more than a refinished guns. At least any military or training rifle collectors I know. He can saw the barrel off and paint it g...
by JB
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: To restore or not
Replies: 21
Views: 1281

Re: To restore or not

Leave it as is. Future collectors will thank you.
by JB
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CBD OIL For pain, anxiety
Replies: 46
Views: 1785

Re: CBD OIL For pain, anxiety

I used CBD oil for sleep. It seems to help. Be aware the "CBD oil" sold on amazon is a hemp oil that contains no CBD. Amazon doesn't allow true CBD oil to be sold, but their site is full of fake CBD oil and CBD gummies for sale.
by JB
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: American Outdoor to spin-off Smith & Wesson firearms business
Replies: 8
Views: 482

Re: American Outdoor to spin-off Smith & Wesson firearms business

Perhaps they're protecting the parent company in case Smith and Wesson is sued . The Remington lawsuit is most likely just the first of many.
by JB
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does anyone have a Fitz Special?
Replies: 18
Views: 820

Re: Does anyone have a Fitz Special?

JimT wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:29 pm
They are fairly easy to do ...
Neat looking ...
Totally impractical for regular use. All it takes is a hard bump to bend what's left of the trigger guard so that the gun cannot be fired.
Not what you want in a self-defense gun.
I agree. Terrible idea and I can't see real practical advantage.
by JB
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 257 wby mag
Replies: 10
Views: 441

Re: 257 wby mag

If you can't hunt with it, I'm not sure I'd buy it. The barrel life on those isn't great, so it wouldn't be my pick just to punch paper. But I own a few things that aren't super practical, so I can't exactly cast any stones. :)
by JB
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Stupid" Kills a Deer Hunter
Replies: 16
Views: 955

Re: "Stupid" Kills a Deer Hunter

I had a "dead" bear get up and run once. He hit the ground deader than a doorknob when I shot him. After sitting there and getting my gear together, I climbed down from my tree. As I walked over to him, he jumped up and took a step towards me, then turn and started limping off in the other direction...
by JB
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Better For Black Bear
Replies: 21
Views: 797

Re: Better For Black Bear

Both will do the job, but I'd go with the 308 just for the improved trajectory.
by JB
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good on Ya Mr President
Replies: 17
Views: 900

Re: Good on Ya Mr President

FWiedner wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:02 pm
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Isn't this like the 4th time they've killed this guy?

:?:
I think those were some other bearded buys with overly complex names. But I can see the confusion :)
by JB
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any personal experience with Accu Tek 380 ACP
Replies: 7
Views: 412

Re: Any personal experience with Accu Tek 380 ACP

I can't find much on them on the internet but I know they have been around quite awhile. A guy at work has one he wants to get rid of and for $80 I might …… might …… maybe …… could be interested. (Why can't it ever be a Ruger Blackhawk or S&W model 10 or a Remington Fieldmaster that they want to ge...
by JB
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: JIMT post about using a single shot shot gun as a truck gun got me wondering ....
Replies: 18
Views: 1313

Re: JIMT post about using a single shot shot gun as a truck gun got me wondering ....

wm wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:27 pm
Has anyone here tried using a bolt action shot gun as truck gun?
My first thought is "why?". I'd much rather have a decent quality single barrel, and even then I'd much rather have a pump or double barrel with automatic ejectors.
by JB
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tristar folding shotgun
Replies: 6
Views: 417

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: 1405

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 Aug 28, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning Hard Finish -- "White Scratch" Home Repair
Replies: 10
Views: 506

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: 984

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: 510

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 Jul 09, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: U.S. Camel Corps....
Replies: 20
Views: 848

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: 1122

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: 819

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: 819

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: 653

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: 1318

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: 950

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: 1318

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: 1318

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: 559

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: 875

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: 678

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: 1060

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: 345

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: 992

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: 890

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.