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by mikld
Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remington R51 9mm
Replies: 11
Views: 230

Re: Remington R51 9mm

I "fought" plastic guns for quite a while (what the &^*! is a striker fired gun?). The first one I shot felt OK (?)in my hand but had a terrible trigger, long and stiff (keep it clean!). Then just a few years ago I looked at a Ruger LC9s and I was looking at the Remington 51 also, but was scared off...
by mikld
Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remington R51 9mm
Replies: 11
Views: 230

Re: Remington R51 9mm

I "fought" plastic guns for quite a while (what the &^*! is a striker fired gun?). The first one I shot felt OK (?)in my hand but had a terrible trigger, long and stiff (keep it clean!). Then just a few years ago I looked at a Ruger LC9s and I was looking at the Remington 51 also, but was scared off...
by mikld
Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I am getting a new name
Replies: 30
Views: 338

Re: I am getting a new name

Congratulations Grandpa. That's a much beloved title. :wink: For some reason being called Grandpa has a strong meaning to men, almost as strong as Daddy. I balked the fist time I was called Grandpa. We have an "adopted" daughter that has a daughter and when she, the"granddaughter", needed babysittin...
by mikld
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 45 ACP cases made from Federal 270 Win?
Replies: 18
Views: 277

Re: 45 ACP cases made from Federal 270 Win?

I don't have any 270 W brass to section and compare with the 45 ACP brass, so is the 270 interior much heavier/thicker than 45 ACP? I doubt if primer size/type would be enough initiative to modify rifle brass. I've read about some cutting down 30-06 brass to 45 ACP size, but don't remember any detai...
by mikld
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .45 Colt Winchester 94 AE Trapper
Replies: 5
Views: 155

Re: .45 Colt Winchester 94 AE Trapper

I don't believe the "under 1,000 fps" theory as I have many 44 Magnum, 357 Magnum and and some 30-30 loads that go well over 1,000 fps with no leading (plain based, air cooled, wheel weight alloy) and I've read of many people that "shoot out" leading with jacketed bullets. The important thing in sho...
by mikld
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Life Skills: "How To Speak to Women"
Replies: 18
Views: 440

Re: Life Skills: "How To Speak to Women"

Talking to women always got me in trouble. One thing would lead to another and woman #1 would soon file for divorce, and I'd run off with #2... :cry:
by mikld
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm not sure what to call them, suppressor I suppose is close, but .......
Replies: 10
Views: 222

Re: I'm not sure what to call them, suppressor I suppose is close, but .......

A friend of mine used a "muffler" similar to the ones in this discussion. He was shooting competitively and liked to practice in his garage. Apparently it worked enough to keep his neighbors satisfied (he had some good neighbors, mebbe related, that knew he was a gun nut. They also came to his house...
by mikld
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tippmann Arms
Replies: 10
Views: 350

Re: Tippmann Arms

Well, I'm of the opinion that any gun that goes bang and does no injury to the shooter is a good gun. All guns are good, just some are better than others... :wink:
by mikld
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: prayers and suggestions for guidance
Replies: 13
Views: 315

Re: prayers and suggestions for guidance

Wow, be praying for your friend. I have has those symptoms, sorta, when I forget to take my blood pressure meds for a few days (I have a hard time remembering to take pills!). Sometimes a few cups of coffee, a little work (setting up targets and shooting bench) skip breakfast, and I'll get blurred v...
by mikld
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mangled brass
Replies: 12
Views: 371

Re: Mangled brass

My 44 Magnum Puma will ding the case mouths sometimes when I smartly (quickly with force), run the lever. Easy levering hasn't seemed to do anything different to the brass. As noted above, Steve's CD is one of the best things an M92 owner can have, second to ammo...
by mikld
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What a picture! Lever deer hunters circa 1945
Replies: 22
Views: 718

Re: What a picture! Lever deer hunters circa 1945

What's a "lever deer"?

Sorry, I had to... :oops:
by mikld
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you have a dsignated 'Loaner' rifle?
Replies: 36
Views: 628

Re: Do you have a dsignated 'Loaner' rifle?

As a lifelong machinist/mechanic I was very picky/protective about my tools. I am the same about my guns. If I loaned a firearm (and it would have to be with the ammo I use with the gun), it would have to be someone that I trusted explicitly, one familiar with the particular gun and a person that sh...
by mikld
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jeweled Parts
Replies: 22
Views: 443

Re: Jeweled Parts

Looks good to me. I once did some small parts and uses a pencil, eraser side down in a drill press, with some fine valve grinding compound. Worked OK and I did about 4 or 5 parts about the size of 1/2 of a dollar bill...
by mikld
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Now that's a breakfast!
Replies: 12
Views: 513

Re: Now that's a breakfast!

My Dad liked his apple pie with a slab of sharp cheddar cheese on top. But then, he was an Okie...
by mikld
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to improve accuracy and consistency of carbine?
Replies: 15
Views: 515

Re: How to improve accuracy and consistency of carbine?

From a levergun tyro; do these same methods/hints apply to other style leverguns, like a Browning BLR, Savage 99, or Winchester '95? I was under the impression these guns were as accurate as bolt guns (?)...
by mikld
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: A Pic of POTUS, Tiger Woods, and McCain
Replies: 10
Views: 510

Re: A Pic of POTUS, Tiger Woods, and McCain

I was gonna pass on this thread because of the title, had enough politics this week, but saw the author and had to open it. Good one. I don't believe that old saw "don't speak ill of the dead", if someone was a jerk alive, he's still a jerk dead. BTW I read somewhere McCain fired rockets at a US car...
by mikld
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: loc-tite peep sight screw threads or...
Replies: 12
Views: 281

Re: loc-tite peep sight screw threads or...

For your use, semi-permanent, blue loc-tite will work best. I have used clear silicone caulk/sealant on screws that will eventually be removed on/around the much vibrating engine on my boat.
by mikld
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Too many wolves in Oregon already
Replies: 23
Views: 537

Re: Too many wolves in Oregon already

Shoot. Dig a hole. Don't ask, don't tell...

So. Coastal Oregon; cougars sighted in city park and reported goat killings just east of town. Black bears seen 2 miles up river in residential area. Recent forest fires have pushed them closer/into town. But they are protected...
by mikld
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A good smell
Replies: 11
Views: 411

Re: A good smell

That clean, sweet smell of nice clean air only comes after some nasty, bad weather. I have never seen nor heard about such actions as what went on in the last administration and what lead up to installing a new Supreme Court Judge. Despicable, childish actions... :evil:
by mikld
Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand Rescue
Replies: 7
Views: 319

Re: M1 Garand Rescue

Old Garands never die, they just waste away in a closet somewhere... Good work (and thanks) on bringing that Garand back to life. I had wanted an M1 Garand since the show "Combat" was aired way back when, but it didn't happen until I finally got one 6 years ago. I believe it's right up there with my...
by mikld
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 23
Views: 506

Re: Greetings

Welcome! This forum is like a bunch of fellers sitting in a gun room around a pot bellied stove, with lots of leverguns on the wall, drinkin' coffee, just gabbing... :lol:
by mikld
Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M-1 Garand Campfire
Replies: 1048
Views: 10913

Re: CMP--Garand--Pics added.

When I bought my Garand I also purchased 200 rounds of HXP ammo. The first session I shot about half my stash and truly believe I had more fun shooting my Garand than I had when I got my first 10-22! For a while I kept a canvas ammo belt loaded and handy so my Garand would be a sorta "just in case" ...
by mikld
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Maximum "oomph" for the .45 ACP
Replies: 26
Views: 978

Re: Maximum "oomph" for the .45 ACP

I have never tried to "hot rod" my 45 ACP handloads. Bur for my SD preferences, I sometimes use a near max load of W231 under a cast Lyman 200 gr. SWC giving me about 950 fps outta my 1911 and Ruger P90 (right outta my Cast Bullet Handbook)...
by mikld
Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M-1 Garand Campfire
Replies: 1048
Views: 10913

Re: CMP--Garand

I would recommend a CMP Garand as a good purchase. I'm not a collector and I just wanted a good shooter so I ordered the "Special Grade". It came with a new barrel and stock, but all innards are original manufacturer and it came in an excellent hard case. All the rifles are inspected and graded and ...
by mikld
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thinning Lee Liquid Alox?
Replies: 14
Views: 468

Re: Thinning Lee Liquid Alox?

I too would thin with mineral spirits. The mineral spirits will evaporate leaving a thin film of alox, and not enough left to combust/diesel under pressure. Ever consider a dry lube? Like graphite or mica?
by mikld
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Have you heard about SouthWest Airlines?
Replies: 17
Views: 813

Re: Have you heard about SouthWest Airlines?

I know this thread started out as a joke but, I see some misconceptions. Real service dogs are "socialized" and actually are no problem in public, they don't bark. A close friend has the need of a service dog (a real service dog that is registered as such) and was getting a new one from Denver, and ...
by mikld
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Eye Surgery
Replies: 9
Views: 436

Re: Eye Surgery

Didn't mean to resurrect an old, tired subject, but I've not had much luck with "search functions" on forums...
by mikld
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Eye Surgery
Replies: 9
Views: 436

Eye Surgery

I've been wearing glasses since I was 14 and for the last 15 years have been wearing tri-focals. For my shooting I have adapted with receiver sights, peep sights, red dot, and scopes. I am scheduled to have cataract surgery next month and wondering if any members have experienced the surgery and how...
by mikld
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tumbling brass
Replies: 26
Views: 634

Re: Tumbling brass

Being an old machinist/mechanic, tumbling metal parts is not new to me. After a few years of experimenting with tumbling media have settled on corn cob blast media 14-20 with a touch of auto polish/wax. Blast media works much better than pet bedding (much better quality control) and is not overly ex...
by mikld
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drilling AR500 plate steel
Replies: 20
Views: 629

Re: Drilling AR500 plate steel

Perhaps a small change in design? Weld some drillable tabs on the targets to mount them?
by mikld
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Boycott !
Replies: 17
Views: 512

Re: Boycott !

Life seems to be getting easier. I now have no"hard" decisions about where to eat fast food (Chick-fil-a, In-N-Out burgers) and what to wear (no Levis, no Nike)... :lol:
by mikld
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help quitting the beer
Replies: 43
Views: 1180

Re: Help quitting the beer

I'm 31 years sober by the Grace of God and the principles Of AA. From the above posts I see that many have a gross misconception of what AA is. "A bunch of drunks sitting around telling stories" is one of the most common, but in a good AA meeting, folks share what it was like, what happened , and wh...
by mikld
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nickel plated cases question
Replies: 20
Views: 561

Re: Nickel plated cases question

Add me to the "No Problem Sizing Nickel 357 Brass" group. I started reloading 357 in mid '80s and picked up a lot of nickel 357 brass at the local police range. I still have and reload some of that brass today. Some have been reloaded enough times that the plating has worn through to the brass, and ...
by mikld
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Forgive me while I brag...
Replies: 14
Views: 593

Re: Forgive me while I brag...

Yeah, cool. But can she field dress a deer? :lol:
by mikld
Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Only Ones in the World
Replies: 12
Views: 584

Re: The Only Ones in the World

Perhaps goats do lay eggs. Just like rabbit eggs (aka "Smart Pills")... :lol:
by mikld
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: rossi forum
Replies: 4
Views: 317

Re: rossi forum

Both the Rossi Rifleman and the Lee Loader forums are down (I believe both are run By Ranch Dog)... :cry:
by mikld
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Real chili
Replies: 34
Views: 884

Re: Real chili

Beans added to chili are just to stretch it. On cattle drives beans were a staple and when a "treat" was prepared, chili from leftover beef, the cook would sometimes stretch the chili with beans to make enough for everybody. No such thing as "chili with beans" it's like adding water to the soup/stew...
by mikld
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Benchresting a levergun.
Replies: 9
Views: 582

Re: Benchresting a levergun.

I got an Acu'rzr a few years ago and processed a bunch of different ammo. The best all around 22lr, that works well in all my 22s is plain old Blazer 40 gr. solids. I run them through my Acu'rzr using the small hollow pointing tool and the swaged ammo is about 25% more accurate...
by mikld
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New SSA Made In The USA
Replies: 9
Views: 510

Re: New SSA Made In The USA

Yep, very nice looking gun, and made in America. But being retired and on a pension, if I were to save up, I'd get the real thing. Gun Genie has a Colt SSA for just a little more (about $100.00)... In the mean time I'll just shoot my "economy" Cimarron SSA. I can pretend it's a Colt when I cock the ...
by mikld
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I knew it wasn't good for you.
Replies: 13
Views: 746

Re: I knew it wasn't good for you.

Hope none pop. Can you imagine the "aroma"? :lol:
by mikld
Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cimarron SA 45 Colt.
Replies: 30
Views: 1313

Re: Cimarron SA 45 Colt.

Well, Cimarron Pistolero, 45 Colt, 4 5/8" bbl now on order. We'll see... :D

Now the funner part, researching bullets, brass and loads...
by mikld
Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cimarron SA 45 Colt.
Replies: 30
Views: 1313

Re: Cimarron SA 45 Colt.

OK fellers, lots of good info., basically I'm venturing into an area I've not tried before; SSA in 45 Colt w/fixed sights and was sorta/maybe just researching which for me is part of the fun. (I did the same when I got my first 1911). I've already got my eye on a mold and researched loads; 250 gr RN...
by mikld
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cimarron SA 45 Colt.
Replies: 30
Views: 1313

Re: Cimarron SA 45 Colt.

I understand elevation variations with different loads (what bullet/load is a SA "regulated" for?). Basically, I was wondering if Cimarron/Uberti revolvers were assembled well enough for the bullets to land somewhere close to what yer pointing at (some imports are not really good shooters. I had a R...
by mikld
Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cimarron SA 45 Colt.
Replies: 30
Views: 1313

Re: Cimarron SA 45 Colt.

Wow, thanks fellers.Yep Whelen, that's the model I want, but there's limited gun sales in my small town and I'll have to order it before I can check it out (only one "gun shop" and two box stores that sell some firearms and all have a very limited inventory, so I don't want to order one, wait, check...
by mikld
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cimarron SA 45 Colt.
Replies: 30
Views: 1313

Re: Cimarron SA 45 Colt.

Thanks fellers. I only have one SA, a big heavy Ruger SBH w/7 1/2 bbl, and I've not had any grip problems (I can't remember adjusting the sights for windage), but of course can be wrong. The one revolver I had that shot to the left, shot that way for three shooters, amount varied by shooter. 4" DA f...
by mikld
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cimarron SA 45 Colt.
Replies: 30
Views: 1313

Re: Cimarron SA 45 Colt.

Hmmm, too narrow subject question? Sorry... :oops:
by mikld
Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old BUTCH THE ROOSTER
Replies: 11
Views: 696

Re: Old BUTCH THE ROOSTER

Good un. I normally don't laugh out loud at stuff I read, but this was an exception... :lol:
by mikld
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cimarron SA 45 Colt.
Replies: 30
Views: 1313

Cimarron SA 45 Colt.

I thought this forum might be my best source of info, lots of old revolver shooters here (if there's a better on let me know, please). I'm looking at a Cimarron "Pistolero" in 45 Colt and wondering if any that have this gun can answer a question. On fixed sight revolvers POI is often different than ...
by mikld
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting chase and 'shootout'
Replies: 22
Views: 1013

Re: Interesting chase and 'shootout'

There's a thread running on Facebook about this shooting with several hundred comments. It runs from "Yeah, that guy got huge balls" to "what a moron, shooting through a windshield while driving one handed in a neighborhood". I'm normally pro-LEO, but this guy acted irresponsibly and seemingly out o...
by mikld
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rossi .44 Magnum carbine (stainless)
Replies: 13
Views: 769

Re: Rossi .44 Magnum carbine (stainless)

I got a Puma in '94 and love it. I removed the safety and installed a plug, but ain't no lawyers been to my house to check it out (and the first 15 years I had it I lived in CA!). Jes a couple thoughts; slug the barrel if you plan on shooting lead bullets as I've read groove diameters on Rossi 44 ba...