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by Camel73
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: JIMT's post got me wondering .... Any of you guys have a range specific handloading set up for load developement?
Replies: 11
Views: 242

Re: JIMT's post got me wondering .... Any of you guys have a range specific handloading set up for load developement?

I've only ever owned a Lee hand press and I'm not sure why they aren't more popular. I think one of the last things on my list for a "range specific handloading set up" is that Lee powder scoop kit instead of trying to weigh charges. I made a few scoops for the one powder I was having fun with (Trai...
by Camel73
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crazy glue
Replies: 17
Views: 714

Re: Crazy glue

Like others, the only time I've had it work properly is to glue my fingers to themselves, or something else. I probably used too much. I did get it to work, once. Saved my brother's (and my) hide by putting the head back on a little statue that was in the living room. It's become a funny family stor...
by Camel73
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First Lever Action Recommendations!
Replies: 41
Views: 1275

Re: First Lever Action Recommendations!

I just realized I've been hauling my 94 with me out in the sticks for 20 years as of last year - and I still love it. The 94 is sleek, reliable, unobtrusive. And in 30-30... Literally made with one another in mind. Decent power you can shoot often that won't kill the shoulder. Moderate range perfect...
by Camel73
Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I think I'm on the hill...
Replies: 65
Views: 1425

Re: I think I'm on the hill...

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by Camel73
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I think I'm on the hill...
Replies: 65
Views: 1425

Re: I think I'm on the hill...

Oh ya, sleeping. Lol

I began doing the wake up thing just a couple years ago. Like the wind, just try making good use of what I can't control. Generally, I don't mind it.. I got stuff to do anyhow.
by Camel73
Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I think I'm on the hill...
Replies: 65
Views: 1425

Re: I think I'm on the hill...

Wow! I really appreciate all of the posts. I gotta say, as one of the younger bucks, I do glean as much wisdom as I can, and have been for years off you all. This place is one of my favorite barstools, with all you old farts and all your little nuggets of floaty wisdoms all over the place... Kinda l...
by Camel73
Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I think I'm on the hill...
Replies: 65
Views: 1425

Re: I think I'm on the hill...

Well, it's much worse than I let on, so sympathy isn't needed, just pointers and comradery. If I know you guys are gettin through it then I know I can too. I'm a physical guy who's always loved his work, but things are beginning to stack up. Just reading all of your stories helps even. My hat's off ...
by Camel73
Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I think I'm on the hill...
Replies: 65
Views: 1425

Re: I think I'm on the hill...

Ooh, that was a good chuckle!
You guys crack me up, thanks, I needed that :lol:
by Camel73
Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I think I'm on the hill...
Replies: 65
Views: 1425

I think I'm on the hill...

Well, 45 now and moving slower these days lol, and mornings seem to take about twice as long as I remember.... Maybe it's time for a heating pad or something..

Any advice from the weathered?
by Camel73
Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayer Request
Replies: 40
Views: 867

Re: Prayer Request

Prayers up for Mrs. Griff and yourself sir.
by Camel73
Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need Help With Loading 38 55
Replies: 31
Views: 1075

Re: Need Help With Loading 38 55

Nice. I found that since I keep different brands of factory brass to reload, that I get different case dimensions - specifically the thickness of the brass at the case mouth. Once I became familiar with the numbers I ordered a few different size expanders from Lee. One of those expanders I got from ...
by Camel73
Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 22 LR three cents per round...!
Replies: 7
Views: 406

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

Good find.
I keep hearing and reading of people's luck with rounds or component $'s but I've yet to have such an experience. I need to get out more...
by Camel73
Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chainsaw Carb - Clean or Replace?
Replies: 25
Views: 521

Re: Chainsaw Carb - Clean or Replace?

Old No7 Well, it isn't workin now anyhow so you might as well get into it. I took apart some kind of HD weedwacker a couple decades ago. Not sure it's the same difficulty as a saw carb... Just cleaned it and put it back together... I might have replaced lines. Anyhow, i put a blade on it and it work...
by Camel73
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: IMR 4064 for my .243 and 30-30
Replies: 5
Views: 275

Re: IMR 4064 for my .243 and 30-30

Thanks Wm, I weight sorted them just for something to do last week and now I'm wondering if I shouldn't just start fresh... Ahh heck, out of 120 I probably have 2 40-piece batches that are worthy of calling the same. That'll do. 40 Win avg. 165gr 20 Horn avg. 170gr 20 Fed avg. 180gr 40 Nos avg. 180g...
by Camel73
Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: IMR 4064 for my .243 and 30-30
Replies: 5
Views: 275

Re: IMR 4064 for my .243 and 30-30

Haha, from your bedroom window?!! Nice! One day I hope to be doing that very thing. I've thought of the trailboss .243 loads... The only reason I'd want to do that is if my nephew showed a real interest it. I have faith, but it'll be a couple years yet. Out to 150 my Marlin 60 is awesome, and he's t...
by Camel73
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need Help With Loading 38 55
Replies: 31
Views: 1075

Re: Need Help With Loading 38 55

You can call Lee up and order whatever size expander you want..
by Camel73
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: IMR 4064 for my .243 and 30-30
Replies: 5
Views: 275

IMR 4064 for my .243 and 30-30

Or just shooting the breeze about .243's... I eased my way into reloading by fartin around with my 94, trailboss, and lee's 113gr fn. I still haven't even worked up full power loads yet. I have an unopened jug of leverevolution and lee's 170gr fn too. Got the checks, just need to whip up a batch of ...
by Camel73
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Eye loupe?
Replies: 11
Views: 330

Re: Eye loupe?

Thanks guys. I'll have to bring an item or two with me to look at to see which ones i like best. Good thing they only smell like gunpowder... :shock: Steve that's a tight setup. I almost had to get a magnifier to find your magnifier. I'm packed down pretty tight at the moment and don't have the luxu...
by Camel73
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Eye loupe?
Replies: 11
Views: 330

Eye loupe?

I've been thinking on getting an eye loupe for helping me with various reloading duties.

Do any you own such items for helping you see, other than regular glasses?
by Camel73
Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shot silhouette with 30/30 yesterday
Replies: 11
Views: 583

Re: Shot silhouette with 30/30 yesterday

Wow! Pretty good I'd say considering the unknown. I'm excited to hear of any load developments also. Sounded like you had a great time. :mrgreen:
by Camel73
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just like I take the dented cans of soup..
Replies: 16
Views: 1131

Just like I take the dented cans of soup..

Remember that tune as a kid.. "One of these things is not like the other one..."
Well, that's what went running through my head as I gazed upon this fine specimen!

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by Camel73
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nerve pain meds
Replies: 34
Views: 978

Re: Nerve pain meds

I agree, the timing (and dosages) took a bit to balance, but remembering to stay ahead of the symptom pain is key. ..and medicating as needed for the result of strenuous activities. I've been trying to quit smoking.. hence the Nabilone. I was told it was synthetic marijuana. And no, it doesn't get y...
by Camel73
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nerve pain meds
Replies: 34
Views: 978

Re: Nerve pain meds

Hi Bill, I'm just getting into this game, so I don't quite understand it all yet but I know that if there are any more than a few dishes to do at once I'll have to get on my knees (really one knee) to finish them. I have experience with Gabapentin and Nabilone. I had to work up to a dose (over a cou...
by Camel73
Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unbelievable find today!!
Replies: 27
Views: 1330

Re: Unbelievable find today!!

I love it, that's a great story!
My 'ol 94 has had a long bumpy road, but is with me still.
For sure an appreciation for something special.
by Camel73
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It began with a levergun
Replies: 8
Views: 791

Re: It began with a levergun

Thanks guys. I enjoy stories of why people have certain things so I thought I'd throw one out there of my own. Actually my first gun was a lever action popgun. I was 3. After watching some western, I was later reenacting what must have been an exciting part cuz I accidentally broke it over my knee. ...
by Camel73
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It began with a levergun
Replies: 8
Views: 791

It began with a levergun

As a kid I was stuck in the city, but my heart wasn't. I loved the visits out at the grandparents spread. Life became exciting, and somehow more relevant to my young brain. I got to fetch warm chicken eggs in the morning and poke around grandpa's time capsule-esq equipment sheds, help feed the pigs ...
by Camel73
Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A New Fireame Service Business. Maybe. Not sure. Need halp.
Replies: 10
Views: 723

Re: A New Fireame Service Business. Maybe. Not sure. Need halp.

It's a "Don't steal my idea" secret :wink:
But I can't resist a guess, lol... artist!
by Camel73
Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Yam Up To My Old Tricks Again....
Replies: 11
Views: 880

Re: I Yam Up To My Old Tricks Again....

Sweet blades. I really like the handle work. It looks great, and looks like it would be comfortable too. Funny you should post this today... I just walked in the door from picking up an sp-10. You're giving me ideas for it now, as I'm not a big fan of the handle near the guard. Those must be some ki...
by Camel73
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Other than Guns what do you like to do??
Replies: 42
Views: 2317

Re: Other than Guns what do you like to do??

Well, when I can't shoot my guns I like to shoot my bows.

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by Camel73
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday Bill in Oregon & Hobie.
Replies: 21
Views: 1142

Re: Happy Birthday Bill in Oregon & Hobie.

Congratulations on another year...
And here's to another.. Cheers! 🍻
by Camel73
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Couple of Interesting American Rifleman articles
Replies: 3
Views: 493

Re: Couple of Interesting American Rifleman articles

I load down my 94 30-30 so I can iron sight plink with my brother. Great times.
Good articles, thanks for that.
... I should also add that, he just put together a pretty sic scoped sr-22 rifle so he could plink with my scoped marlin 60, haha.
Can't wait to get out there this year! lol
by Camel73
Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Trapper
Replies: 26
Views: 1253

Re: New Trapper

Old win, some people might call that a dilemma but its all perspective.. I shoot a 1976 Bicentennial in 30-30. I liked the fact that it was unfired... because I wanted to be the first one to fire my very first rifle I could call all mine. (Even if it was only in MY mind, lol) It's a 20" shiny top ej...
by Camel73
Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For Our Friends Gamekeeper and Nath
Replies: 6
Views: 518

Re: For Our Friends Gamekeeper and Nath

Both squirrels and dogs are pretty funny little beasts..
That right there is funny.
by Camel73
Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: John Kort aka W30wcf
Replies: 55
Views: 2986

Re: John Kort aka W30wcf

This is very saddening. I am very sorry for your loss as a family. John, i believe has touched many lives and will continue to - through his knowledge that he freely shared with all of us, his attitude and vision. I have for years run into John's writings, and always felt excited and comforted when ...
by Camel73
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Better days
Replies: 6
Views: 704

Better days

There used to be a member here on the forum many moons ago who has now passed on but he had and has a website http://castbullet.com/ He used to talk about his times with "Old Bill" as he called it. His daughter keeps the site alive in his honor and you might find the articles worth reading. Glad yo...
by Camel73
Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lever Guns (pictures)
Replies: 76
Views: 5185

Re: Marlin 336 (picture that is all)

That's a great picture
by Camel73
Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: School me please..
Replies: 11
Views: 843

Re: School me please..

I think I've got it now. Thanks for the explanations.
:D
by Camel73
Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Never been a huge 94 man
Replies: 13
Views: 1039

Re: Never been a huge 94 man

Thanks fellas. I'm sure I'll learn to love this thing. 8) We have a couple marlins in the family and they are great and easy to deal with when getting inside them. But.. after a few excursions you'll appreciate the nuances of the '94. I believe that carries over into the wondering of the guts insid...
by Camel73
Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: School me please..
Replies: 11
Views: 843

Re: School me please..

Thanks for replying everyone.. Chuck 100 yd nailed it. I'm surprised I couldn't really find much, but this is what I was referring to. Thank you! I'm just getting my feet wet with cast and I noticed the .50 cal deal as well, lol. I did a chamber cast and I found a few other interesting things. (My b...
by Camel73
Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: School me please..
Replies: 11
Views: 843

School me please..

Bullet pinch.
I thought I read somewhere a while back about this being an issue. I've tried searching and couldn't find much at all.

Any guidance would be appreciated, as I'm all set to go for mess'n with my 94.
by Camel73
Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Garage sale knives
Replies: 8
Views: 923

Re: Garage sale knives

Nice knives. I'm glad I got a sheath too. I think the different animals on them is neat. I don't think I've ever seen an old hickory knife, although I'm in the process of reworking one of those winchester bowies... why I'm not sure but it's passing the time. I kinda like the leather washers, and wit...
by Camel73
Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spike art
Replies: 47
Views: 2671

Re: Spike art

Old Ironsights wrote:
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:33 pm
Camel73 wrote:
Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:10 pm
Lol, I thought your bowl spikes were good but this guy is awesome. Nice touch with the snake!
I like how he's kept hold of what's important... the reins and his Lever :mrgreen:
Haha! Ain't that the truth
Fight a bear Pitchy!
by Camel73
Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spike art
Replies: 47
Views: 2671

Re: Spike art

Lol, I thought your bowl spikes were good but this guy is awesome. Nice touch with the snake!
by Camel73
Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Garage sale knives
Replies: 8
Views: 923

Garage sale knives

http://i.imgur.com/IH2F90i.jpg So I was at a garage sale of some friends of ours and asked if they had any hunting knives, even tho I didn't see any. A few minutes later, these appear. I thought they were pretty neat, so I adopted them upon a more than fair deal. #1- Original Bowie Knife Baron Soli...
by Camel73
Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Experience with threaded post peeps like the Skinner?
Replies: 15
Views: 1535

Re: Experience with threaded post peeps like the Skinner?

It was a few years ago now, but for a B-day gift one year I got 'ol grand poobah a skinner sight for his Marlin 45-70. No problems putting a zero on at 50 yards. Just a couple camping trips ago my brother and I took 50 yard shots with it. He beat us both, lol. Should have taken pics... He liked it s...
by Camel73
Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday earlmck
Replies: 9
Views: 656

Re: Happy Birthday earlmck

👍
by Camel73
Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buffalo Bore 30-30 190 grain
Replies: 23
Views: 2191

Re: Buffalo Bore 30-30 190 grain

The NOE 189 grain hollow point at just under 2300 stayed in the seventh water jug. The first three jugs were shredded. Remaining bullet weighed 99 grains. The cup nose was not recovered. It was lost after jug number six. Jug number seven was not injured. Pretty impressive for the wicked little thir...
by Camel73
Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buffalo Bore 30-30 190 grain
Replies: 23
Views: 2191

Re: Buffalo Bore 30-30 190 grain

I've been wondering the same thing myself about the whole heavy 30-30 deal. I found quite the discussion about lower pressures with leverevolution powder and heavy for caliber 30-30 over on the boolit site getting pretty good velocities. Ramps up the muzzle energy.. Interesting for sure. I just tran...
by Camel73
Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First 30-30 mold
Replies: 27
Views: 2194

Re: First 30-30 mold

Thanks for replying everyone! I genuinely appreciate all your feedback. I have nobody to discuss any of this with other than reading and you guys so I appreciate any help I can get. http://i.imgur.com/jG9kPCj.jpg Well, my very first batch with the lee .309-113gr :D So I started with straight coww's ...