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by geobru
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why do old 1894s shoot high?
Replies: 23
Views: 500

Re: Why do old 1894s shoot high?

Back in the 50's, what would have been the most common bullet wright for a 30-30?

I know that there is about a 3.5" difference in the POI at 100 yards between 180 and 150 grain bullets. The 150's shoot higher.
by geobru
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why do old 1894s shoot high?
Replies: 23
Views: 500

Re: Why do old 1894s shoot high?

GunnyMack wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:26 pm
What bullet weight were you shooting geobru? Could be the sights were regulated for lighter bullets.

I was using 170 grain bullets. Lighter bullets would be higher yet!

I guess I assumed that 170 grain was the go to bullet for the 30-30...
by geobru
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why do old 1894s shoot high?
Replies: 23
Views: 500

Re: Why do old 1894s shoot high?

Both .30-30 and .32 Special were originally smokeless powder cartridges. The 32 Special was developed with the idea that it wouldn't suffer the ill effects that the .30WCF did when reloading with black powder. What sight picture are you using? Bury the front bead down in the rear notch and hold abo...
by geobru
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why do old 1894s shoot high?
Replies: 23
Views: 500

Why do old 1894s shoot high?

A couple years ago, I picked up a circa 1908 Winchester 1894 in 32 spl. In order to get the POI down to reasonable levels, I changed the front sight from a .375 to a .5" sight. Since I had no history with this rifle, I shrugged it off as weird that a gun that old would not be configured with sights ...
by geobru
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lever Guns (pictures)
Replies: 76
Views: 3731

Re: Lever Guns (pictures)

40-82 caliber, 1886 Winchester built in 1887.
1886 40-82 Conky Log 1a.jpg
by geobru
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Legal Question
Replies: 9
Views: 408

Re: Legal Question

I had a friend straighten me out on the difference between a cat and a bull frog.


A cat has nine lives and a bull frog croaks every night.
by geobru
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mountain Lion Attack in Seattle
Replies: 16
Views: 864

Re: Mountain Lion Attack in Seattle

I saw a pic of the lion. It was a three year old, and it was skinny. The article said that there have been more attacks in the last 20 years than the previous 80. Somewhere around 20 -25 years ago, Washington voters banned hound hunting for bears and cats. In the mean time, the cats and bears have r...
by geobru
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 5.56 ar cases
Replies: 11
Views: 558

Re: .556 cases

They make dandy targets at about 30 yards with a 22! :twisted:
by geobru
Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For the older guys on this Forum
Replies: 35
Views: 2073

Re: For the older guys on this Forum

I'm 66 and still working.
My oldest gun is an 86 Winchester in 40-82 made in 1887, making it ~130 years old. It still sends lead downrange with class!
by geobru
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 450 inches of suture...
Replies: 34
Views: 1418

Re: 450 inches of suture...

Years ago when I lived in Oregon, we had a golden retriever pup that went feral on us. I got a call from a neighbor a half mile up the road who said my dog was in his sheep pasture with a couple other dogs, chasing the sheep. They had lost a 4H project a year or two before to another golden retrieve...
by geobru
Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heart Attack
Replies: 7
Views: 630

Re: Heart Attack

Good one! I'm still chuckling. :)
by geobru
Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question on a Lyman 56A receiver sight
Replies: 4
Views: 302

Re: Question on a Lyman 56A receiver sight

Thanks for the info Malamute. Somehow I missed finding the parts on the Lyman website.

The sight I have doesn't have the knob and the screw is broken off on the knob end at the beginning of the threads.

I am wondering if the threads are different between the 56 and 66 sights?
by geobru
Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question on a Lyman 56A receiver sight
Replies: 4
Views: 302

Question on a Lyman 56A receiver sight

Does anyone here know a source for an elevation screw for a Lyman 56A? There are screws for a Model 57 that are available online, but I'm not sure that they will fit the 56A. Does anyone know for sure? I'm looking for the slotted head rather than the target head. For future reference, the elevation ...
by geobru
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy is bringing a Win 88 back to life, advice?
Replies: 10
Views: 464

Re: Buddy is bringing a Win 88 back to life, advice?

Pete gave you some good advice. I'd spend some time cleaning that old girl up before turning it over to a smith to check it out. If its been in storage for 20 or more years, the old oil has turned to gunk and needs to be cleaned out. I haven't soaked any guns in kerosene but I have used CLP to spray...
by geobru
Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday geobru.
Replies: 5
Views: 408

Re: Happy Birthday geobru.

Thanks to all! :D
by geobru
Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Win Mod 88 favorite loads
Replies: 3
Views: 289

Re: Win Mod 88 favorite loads

The best loadI have found so far with my M88 in 308 is 41 grains of 3031.
There are other loads and powders that I haven't tried yet, but that's the best so far.
by geobru
Sun May 28, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chronograph sale
Replies: 0
Views: 545

Chronograph sale

I just saw the Memorial day flyer for Buffalo Arms. They are discounting all their in stock chronographs by 25%.
If anyone needs one, this might be a good opportunity.
gb
by geobru
Sun May 21, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Pacific Northwest
Replies: 25
Views: 1828

Re: The Pacific Northwest

I have lived in WA most of my life, except a 5 year stint in OR, 2 years in Minnesota, and 3 years in Idaho. I have worked in the timber industry since 1974 in all of the places I have lived. I grew up on the east side and moved west in 74 to take a job with the USFS. I learned to cruise timber ther...
by geobru
Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 86 in 40-82 Deal or No?
Replies: 10
Views: 914

Re: Winchester 86 in 40-82 Deal or No?

The rifling in some 86 barrels isn't real pronounced. I have a 40-82 that was made in 1887, and the rifling is there from one end to the other, but is not really highly pronounced. It shoots really well with those shallow rifling. $1200 for an original non-bubba'd rifle isn't too bad a price, depend...
by geobru
Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HELP!!! I need mole control!!!!
Replies: 25
Views: 1622

Re: HELP!!! I need mole control!!!!

I use the scissor type trap, but there is a trick to getting them to work. I have killed over a hundred over the years. If your experience is like mine, they dirty little rascals would go right through the trap without tripping it. I learned how to trap them after trying to use the trap according to...
by geobru
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning BLR lever
Replies: 34
Views: 2924

Re: Browning BLR lever

I bought a 308 in 1977 and killed most of the deer I got and all of the elk I shot. It is a tack driver.... literally. The first time I ever shot it from a real shooting bench, I shot a 3 shot dime sized group at 126 yards. Then I shot the thumb tack that was holding the target up with the 4th shot....
by geobru
Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 86 45-90
Replies: 9
Views: 995

Re: Winchester 86 45-90

This is a 45-90 that was "modified" by Bubba's brother.
Not a collector, but a LOT of fun to shoot.

http://www.levergunscommunity.com/downl ... w&id=14550
by geobru
Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1886 at gun show this weekend
Replies: 2
Views: 461

Re: 1886 at gun show this weekend

If you had the cash, that might have been a decent price. If the barrel was 26" and a full length mag tube, all the internals were functional and the sights were correct, $200 would buy an original stock, and the a reline for the barrel would be ~$400-500. (Not real sure on this price.) For ~$1,500 ...
by geobru
Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94 Buffalo Bill Commemorative
Replies: 9
Views: 1040

Re: Winchester 94 Buffalo Bill Commemorative

I shot a Buffalo Bill rifle in the 70s. I was a darned accurate rifle. It always hit what I aimed at. The owner shot a trotting coyote with it at about 175 yards. He wasn't a very accomplished shooter either, but the rifle made it easy to hit what you aimed at. I think you'll enjoy yours.
by geobru
Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Stolen Moment From Elsewhere
Replies: 9
Views: 985

Re: A Stolen Moment From Elsewhere

:lol: :lol:
by geobru
Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recurves again
Replies: 30
Views: 1978

Re: Recurves again

+1 What TWHBC said. I was in the same boat. Right handed shooter, left eye dominant. Pitchy, it sounds like you might be left eye dominant because of the way you described your sight picture, because that's what it looks like to me too. As far as instinctive shooting goes, the way it worked for me w...
by geobru
Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Hate To Ask......But
Replies: 47
Views: 2397

Re: I Hate To Ask......But

Will do Blaine.
by geobru
Sat Mar 11, 2017 3:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recurves again
Replies: 30
Views: 1978

Re: Recurves again

I started shooting recurves when I was 14. I started with a 40# Indian Archery bow, then a 50#Howatt Cavalier, then a 55# Howatt Hunter. There was a difference between the performance of each of the bows. I shot at least 150 arrows each night and hunted jack rabbits on the weekend. I really liked th...
by geobru
Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MREs or DIY ?
Replies: 25
Views: 1749

Re: MREs or DIY ?

We bought a good dehydrator.
We no longer freeze corn out of the garden. It's in jars in the pantry. We dehydrate salsa. You can make a batch of something for a meal, dehydrate it, and chow down to a tasty meal when you need it. Just add water and you are good to go!
by geobru
Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Hammer - non firearm post
Replies: 14
Views: 933

Re: The Hammer - non firearm post

Great story!

I have Norton antivirus and it opened right up for me.
by geobru
Sat Mar 04, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 9422 New Forearm Wood
Replies: 2
Views: 367

9422 New Forearm Wood

Recently, I spotted a nice piece of forearm wood for a 9422 that was for sale and priced at $20. My 9422 Forearm wood was ok, but didn't do the stock justice in my mind. I figured why not? I couldn't go too far wrong. Besides I have wasted $20 by driving blindly around on a Saturday morning! So, I b...
by geobru
Sat Mar 04, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester Model 63 Wood repair
Replies: 2
Views: 367

Winchester Model 63 Wood repair

I have completed (for now) the refinishing job on my Model 63 Winchester. There were some cracks in the wrist that needed to be dealt with. I spread the wood, drilled holes into the crack, and used a hypodermic needle to inject glue into the crack as far as I could get it to go. Here are a few pics....
by geobru
Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: side workneeded in washington state
Replies: 1
Views: 412

Re: side workneeded in washington state

I'm west of Olympia toward the coast, so I can't help you out with work, but I can empathize with your situation cuz I have been there. Good luck to both of you in your job search.
by geobru
Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT - 3 Legged Elk
Replies: 6
Views: 684

OT - 3 Legged Elk

Yesterday, I saw a herd of about 60 elk feeding and noticed one cow that was moving with a noticeable limp. I thought at first that she might have had hoof rot, so I grabbed the binocs and zoomed in on her. Its hard to tell what actually happened to her, but this is the first time I have seen an elk...
by geobru
Sat Feb 25, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One for Blaine
Replies: 8
Views: 719

Re: One for Blaine

Bill in Oregon wrote:Ooh, that was a crappie pun ...

:lol:
I don't know, I thought it was kind of finny.
by geobru
Sat Feb 25, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Feel Old....
Replies: 29
Views: 1664

Re: I Feel Old....

Stay active! My aunt lived to 99. She stopped playing the organ and singing at church at 94 when she contracted a flesh eating bacterial infection on her leg. That set her back for a year or two, but at 95 or 96, she picked up her paint brushes again and resumed painting which was her lifelong passi...
by geobru
Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning BL-22 ...YMMV... :(
Replies: 21
Views: 1310

Re: Browning BL-22 ...YMMV... :(

I bought a Henry for my son-in-law and shot it along with a BL-22 that I had. The Henry sights were coarser and I shot nickel sized groups with it and shot dime sized groups with the BL-22 at the same distance with the open sights. I thought about selling it after I picked up a 9422, until I let a a...
by geobru
Mon Feb 06, 2017 2:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Most Accurate 30-30...?
Replies: 49
Views: 2368

Re: Most Accurate 30-30...?

I don't have them in 30-30, but my 1894 octagon sporting rifle and Model 64 in 32 Spl are very accurate. More so than my 94 30-30. I attribute the accuracy to the rifle design and suspect that 30-30s in those models would perform very well too. :)
by geobru
Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Selling Timber (by force)...
Replies: 14
Views: 1147

Re: Selling Timber (by force)...

Do you have a right of way agreement? Did you purchase the property with the power lines already in place? Have you checked to see what other right of way property owners have done in the past? I doubt you'll get the power company to pay for hauling, and I'd be happy if they simply cut them up as I...
by geobru
Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Might have a line on a Win 64 30-30. ?
Replies: 25
Views: 848

Re: Might have a line on a Win 64 30-30. ?

Tycer,
If you have a face to face transfer, try not to smile too broadly when you take possession! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
George
by geobru
Sat Feb 04, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Might have a line on a Win 64 30-30. ?
Replies: 25
Views: 848

Re: Might have a line on a Win 64 30-30. ?

In over 40 years of messing with these old Winchesters, that is the FIRST rifle I have even seen d & t ed on the right side. :D Nice rifle but dang, it's like a playboy model with her nose cut off. ---6 Beautiful rifle, but you need to plug those nose holes that Six mentioned! :D I have never seen ...
by geobru
Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fruit, Vegetables - So. Idaho??
Replies: 38
Views: 1114

Re: Fruit, Vegetables - So. Idaho??

Food gets moved around this country every day. We have an outstanding distribution system. I have a friend in Minnesota who hauls fresh produce from California every week.
by geobru
Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Of Goldenseal, and Battery Chargers
Replies: 23
Views: 951

Re: Of Goldenseal, and Battery Chargers

Grizz wrote:Just take the red wire off the battery when you park the car.

SHEESH :D
:lol: :lol: :lol:
Good one Grizz!
by geobru
Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another Levergun for "The Sons of JReed"
Replies: 41
Views: 1994

Re: Another Levergun for "The Sons of JReed"

AJMD429 wrote:That's . . . just . . . pretty COOL . . . !!!
+1 through watery eyes.

Gunny, thank you for your service from that place in my heart that loves this country.
by geobru
Mon Jan 02, 2017 4:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Availability of 22 ammo
Replies: 22
Views: 1054

Availability of 22 ammo

Is it my imagination or is 22 lr ammo a lot more common on the shelves since the election ? The frequency of seeing it at the local Bi-Mart has increased from once a month to once per week with enough inventory to last for several days. They allow you to buy 100 rounds at a time unless it is a large...
by geobru
Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many were sober?
Replies: 47
Views: 1595

Re: How many were sober?

I haven't had a drink since 1977.

I was up until 1:00 so I could let the dog back outside after all the noise makers quieted down.

Slept in till 7:00, bright eyed and bushy tailed.
by geobru
Sun Dec 25, 2016 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tire chains
Replies: 30
Views: 1132

Re: Tire chains

My dad had a 54 Willies pickup and had 4 chains for it. If we were in a hurry, we'd chain up the front two wheels. For the same reasons that front wheel cars are better in snow than rear wheel drive vehicles..... There is more weight in the front which equates to better traction. When he put chains ...
by geobru
Sun Dec 25, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: help with receiver identification 1896 model 94 rifle
Replies: 28
Views: 1861

Re: help with receiver identification 1896 model 94 rifle

I am assuming that your BIL bought a receiver only?

You could pay the money and get a Cody letter for that serial number to find out what the original configuration was.
by geobru
Fri Dec 23, 2016 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: to fire or not to fire -- sheesh (unfired Canadian Centennia
Replies: 21
Views: 1169

Re: to fire or not to fire -- sheesh (unfired Canadian Cente

In about 1929, my dad bought an 1886 beater for $1.75 at an auction. The auctioneer handed it to him and said, "Here kid, use it for a crowbar!" You can buy a crowbar for $20 now. I am sure you paid more than $20 for this rifle, so rather than treating it like a crowbar and letting it sit in the cor...
by geobru
Fri Dec 23, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Not political...
Replies: 11
Views: 685

Re: Not political...

I wish I had known Larry Wayne Lindsey.
In a few words, he demonstrated his faith, loyalty, and the depth of character.
God bless him!