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by mos
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: best hunting bullets for heavier game in 357 levers
Replies: 12
Views: 754

Re: best hunting bullets for heavier game in 357 levers

One of my two 1894Cs shoots Remington HTP 180gr SJSPs into little bug holes. What’s awesome about that is that my favorite revolver (early 686 6”) shoots the same load better than any other too. In an 18.5” barrel ballistics look something like: Remington HTP .357 Magnum 180gr SJHP - BC: .202; SD: ....
by mos
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is your go to firearm (long or side or both) for when things go bump in the night?
Replies: 55
Views: 1082

Re: What is your go to firearm (long or side or both) for when things go bump in the night?

I mean, I get it but I still look to the DW 1911. If I ever had to use it I don't think the cost difference between it and my G26 (which i love, btw) would really be what top of mind.

mos
by mos
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is your go to firearm (long or side or both) for when things go bump in the night?
Replies: 55
Views: 1082

Re: What is your go to firearm (long or side or both) for when things go bump in the night?

Old Savage wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:30 pm
Think about this. Use your cheapest effective gun. Because, if you use it, the police are going to take it for evidence.
Okay, then...

Glock 26 Gen 4 3.5" 9mm w/ Speer Gold Dot 9mm 115gr JHP (1,150fps MV, 338fpe ME)


mos
by mos
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is your go to firearm (long or side or both) for when things go bump in the night?
Replies: 55
Views: 1082

Re: What is your go to firearm (long or side or both) for when things go bump in the night?

wm wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:48 pm
What is your go to firearms for home defense? If there was a disturbance in the middle of the night and you were to arm yourself as you rose from bed what would you reach for?
Dan Wesson Valor 5" .45 ACP w/ Winchester Ranger-T +P 230gr (935fps MV, 450fpe ME) in condition 3.

mos
by mos
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ok Six, pick six
Replies: 18
Views: 540

Re: Ok Six, pick six

Love these exercises. In no particular order: Shotgun: Remington 870 Special Field 21” 12G Full-Size Centerfire Handgun: S&W 686 4” .357 Compact Centerfire Handgun: S&W 60 2” .357 Centerfire Carbine: Marlin 1894C 18.5” .357 Centerfire Rifle: Remington 03-A3 24” .30-06 Rimfire Rifle: Marlin 39M 20” ....
by mos
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One rifle, one pistol
Replies: 148
Views: 4136

Re: One rifle, one pistol

Following Sixgun’s rule: “A bolt action rifle, along with a single action handgun gets as simple and durable as you can get. ” I would pick: My Cooper Excalibur 22” .308 (B&C stock, OD Cerakote) and my Dan Wesson Valor 5” 1911. I know he probably meant single action revolvers only, but I don’t own o...
by mos
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One rifle, one pistol
Replies: 148
Views: 4136

Re: One rifle, one pistol

I figure the 7.62 NATO is the minimum. I want something more than a varmit round. This is an interesting perspective. Not sure why it would be true, and would like to hear if others agree or not. Also not sure that 180gr SJSP in a carbine qualifies as a varmint round. I tend to think not. Assuming ...
by mos
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One rifle, one pistol
Replies: 148
Views: 4136

Re: One rifle, one pistol

I would pick the most general-purpose rifle and most general-purpose handgun I own, based on my location/situation. What that means to me for a rifle is one that can be used for urban/suburban/exurban self-defense (0-150 yards) and heavy-woods southern deer hunting (0-150 yards), and which won’t att...
by mos
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your choice of carry gun?
Replies: 101
Views: 7028

Re: Your choice of carry gun?

Depending on the situation: S&W 686 6” S&W 66 2” S&W 60 2” DW 1911 .45 5” Glock 26 9mm 4” mos Should’ve clarified. S&W 686 6” (OWB cross draw, Bianchi Cyclone) S&W 66 2” (OWB Galco or IWB Milt Sparks Summer Special) S&W 60 2” (OWB Galco or IWB Milt Sparks Summer Special) DW 1911 .45 5” (OWB Custom)...
by mos
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your choice of carry gun?
Replies: 101
Views: 7028

Re: Your choice of carry gun?

Depending on the situation:

S&W 686 6”
S&W 66 2”
S&W 60 2”

DW 1911 .45 5”
Glock 26 9mm 4”


mos
by mos
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1894C Siblings
Replies: 32
Views: 1092

Re: 1894C Siblings

On the RDS / lever carbine combo, I may have to try that sometime. I’m pretty much an old-gun guy... even these 1894Cs and my utility revolvers from the 80’s are now considered “vintage”. However, a modern lever carbine in .357 with a factory installed rail and a LER scope or RDS sounds kinda cool ...
by mos
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1894C Siblings
Replies: 32
Views: 1092

Re: 1894C Siblings

Great guns and you pictures are better than mine, Please let me know which one you like the best, I find that my scoped guns stay in the safe more than my peep sight guns. I am not sure why, my scoped guns work great, but i just grab the peep sights. very confident with them . I agree with peep sig...
by mos
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1894C Siblings
Replies: 32
Views: 1092

Re: 1894C Siblings

Old Savage wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:00 pm
Have an 1979. Slick as can be as are a 35 Rem and a 375 of the same year.
Sounds like a nice trio. All ‘79? Got pics? How are they set up?

mos
by mos
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1894C Siblings
Replies: 32
Views: 1092

Re: 1894C Siblings

Hey... before I post a WTB in the Classifieds section, thought I'd ask the 1894C and general Marlin aficionados on this thread... anyone have an old JM-marked 336/1894 hammer spur they want to turn into money? I need one for the scoped twin... mos Hope the solicitation didn’t kill the conversation....
by mos
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1894C Siblings
Replies: 32
Views: 1092

Re: 1894C Siblings

Hey... before I post a WTB in the Classifieds section, thought I'd ask the 1894C and general Marlin aficionados on this thread... anyone have an old JM-marked 336/1894 hammer spur they want to turn into money? I need one for the scoped twin...

mos
by mos
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1894C Siblings
Replies: 32
Views: 1092

Re: 1894C Siblings

In my best imitation of Napoleon Dynamite, "LUCKY". Good choices! I had two at one time, they got to valuable to keep...can't remember what I bought with all that money......oh well. Les - That's often how my horse-trading goes as well. I've looked back on too many of my trades and sales with deep ...
by mos
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I too have a Jeep now
Replies: 34
Views: 1403

Re: I too have a Jeep now

Nice ride! My daily driver is a 2-door Rubicon MT. Love it and can't imagine not being able to go anywhere or get out of anything. So few vehicles are made with a stick these days that a compact 4x4 MT is, well, I think only still built by Jeep!

mos
by mos
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1894C Siblings
Replies: 32
Views: 1092

Re: 1894C Siblings

earlmck wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:19 pm
Cute kids you got there mos. And that Redfield receiver sight is some real class.
Thanks! Would've been thrilled to find any steel Lyman 66 LA or Redfield 70 OM, but a Redfield 80 OM with the target knobs was amazing and worth the coin!

mos
by mos
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1894C Siblings
Replies: 32
Views: 1092

Re: 1894C Siblings

You got a nice pair. I don't often say that to another fellah. Wm. Thanks, wm. I like the concept of pairing and usually think about my utility guns (and sometimes my collectibles, cuz I don't honestly shoot every single one of them) that way. Big revolver for open carry and mid-size or little one ...
by mos
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1894C Siblings
Replies: 32
Views: 1092

Re: 1894C Siblings

when you get past 60 years old Skinner sights can be your best friend. True enough, Rusty. I looked at those for the receiver-sighted 1894C. Would have gone with them too, if I hadn’t stumbled acrross the Redfield on eBay recently. It was pricey as hell, but I had looked for an old steel Lyman or R...
by mos
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1894C Siblings
Replies: 32
Views: 1092

Re: 1894C Siblings

GREAT finds and rifles. I don't have one in .357 but carry the .44 MAG often. I have a red dot on it as even with my latest pair of glasses I can't see the sights well enough, as I used to . Thanks, Paladin. Aging eyes have been the bane of my shooting and hunting life. Biggest hardship for me has ...
by mos
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1894C Siblings
Replies: 32
Views: 1092

Re: 1894C Siblings

AJMD429 wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:40 pm
I'm thinkin' knowing TERRY he meant that there's some targets you want to 'splatter'.... :twisted:
Indeed there are. Great quote of his, btw. Thanks for that.

mos
by mos
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1894C Siblings
Replies: 32
Views: 1092

Re: 1894C Siblings

TERRY MURBACH WROTE THIS... "There is no more versatile light carbine than a .357 Magnum lever gun. Light of recoil, more powerful than a .44 Magnum sixgun, a .357 Mag lever gun handles swiftly and can be point shot out to a fair distance almost like a shotgun. The average Marlin, Rossi, or Brownin...
by mos
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1894C Siblings
Replies: 32
Views: 1092

Re: 1894C Siblings

Anyone here ever measure the 180gr HTP out of a 18.5" tube? MOS -- that is the direction that I'm heading too. Others here have used that bullet and weight (I think). I believe that a 180 grain bullet with a 1894C is a lethal combo... :) To me the 180gr is a good load for hunting within the range o...
by mos
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1894C Siblings
Replies: 32
Views: 1092

Re: 1894C Siblings

Not the SP101, clearly, but the other two for sure. At bowhunting ranges the 6" 686 works well, and with the HTP a 1894C has more energy at MPBR distance than that (at least on paper). Pretty cool.

mos
by mos
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1894C Siblings
Replies: 32
Views: 1092

Re: 1894C Siblings

They're fun to hunt with, too!

mos
by mos
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1894C Siblings
Replies: 32
Views: 1092

Re: 1894C Siblings

Thanks, 1894C, both for the kind words about my amateur pics and for the story about your .357 levers. I should've mentioned in my first post that the ballistics workup was for the carbine with the Redfield. I'll do the same for the scoped one before the range trip this weekend. I also really like y...
by mos
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1894C Siblings
Replies: 32
Views: 1092

1894C Siblings

Hey all! Longtime reader and piker poster here. Thought I'd share some pics of my most recent couple of levergun acquisitions. I'm mostly a vintage military collector and shooter (Garands, SMLEs, K98s, SKSs, etc. Cold War era guns), but I've owned a few levers over time. Been without one for years n...
by mos
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .357 companion.
Replies: 46
Views: 3121

Re: .357 companion.

They are clocked velocities, but I realize that the one is NOT “twice the power” of the other. It is a 50% increase, though. I’ll still take it! Are those actual clocked velocities? You can't rely on published data with greatly reduced barrel lengths. If so I stand corrected. Your Ruger is handily b...
by mos
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .357 companion.
Replies: 46
Views: 3121

Re: .357 companion.

I hate to contradict 44shooter, who is a regular poster while I am but a lurker and habitual reader, but I couldn’t let the .357 snubbie comment go unchallenged. :) So, what I get out of my Ruger SP101 2.25” with reasonable (not too hot, 158gr) commercial loads FAR exceeds in performance what is obt...
by mos
Fri Jun 17, 2016 5:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any Ruger American .223 owners out there?
Replies: 15
Views: 1581

Re: Any Ruger American .223 owners out there?

I bought a RA in .308 after I felt how great the ergonomics were. Loved the pistol grip in particular. Great feel. Couldn't achieve better than 2 moa with it. Period. Ammo, torque, barrel condition, bench technique changes... 2 moa... Period. I hunt mostly VA muzzleloader season, and my CVA Accura M...