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by M. M. Wright
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New addition to the Dog pack
Replies: 7
Views: 154

Re: New addition to the Dog pack

We got a Chorkie a while back. Great little dog who thinks she's a bull mastiff. They have such great personalities.
by M. M. Wright
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Knee
Replies: 18
Views: 204

Re: New Knee

Well thank guys. Got it done th.f is morning and am still in hospital. Maybe go home tomorrow. Feels really good compared to the way it was before. I'll gladly to the PT and whatever else it takes to get it back to normal. I want to shoot some more cowboy matches.
by M. M. Wright
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mom Is Fading Away :(
Replies: 21
Views: 280

Re: Mom Is Fading Away :(

I know where you're at Blaine. Had to call the hospice for my Mom a few years ago. Toughest decision I;ve ever made. Prayers up for you man.
by M. M. Wright
Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Knee
Replies: 18
Views: 204

New Knee

Well if all goes well I get my new knee in the morning. I check in at 6:15 AM. I had it scheduled about 3 months ago but doctors decided I needed a couple of vessels on my heart bypassed to be sure I lived through the knee surgery. Got the heart thing done so now it's time for the knee. I'd love hav...
by M. M. Wright
Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finding a 1873 SRC in 38-40
Replies: 17
Views: 276

Re: Finding a 1873 SRC in 38-40

That is a fine one. I've been hankerin' for it's twin in 44-40 for a while now with no luck. At least not one I can afford or trade into. I'm envious :mrgreen: :mrgreen: .
by M. M. Wright
Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Had to say goodbye to a great Lady
Replies: 24
Views: 322

Re: Had to say goodbye to a great Lady

I join my brothers here with condolences and have sent prayers for you and your family's comfort. Calling hospice was the toughest thing I've ever done.
by M. M. Wright
Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Barrel Band, Baby
Replies: 8
Views: 293

Re: Barrel Band, Baby

Yeah, it's the rifling twist. Yours is 1 in 14" and was designed for the 87 grain bullet. Buy some ammo loaded with 87 grainers and watch those groups shrink to something about dime size. Don't worry the dead deer will never know you didn't kill him with a 100 grain bullet. I've killed at least half...
by M. M. Wright
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For lovers of martini rifles
Replies: 11
Views: 293

Re: For lovers of martini rifles

That is really nice man. Congratulations.
by M. M. Wright
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old Guys
Replies: 7
Views: 438

Re: Old Guys

:lol: :lol: :lol:
by M. M. Wright
Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How WOMEN Think & Text...............
Replies: 14
Views: 547

Re: How WOMEN Think & Text...............

"Tai'nt funny McGee." And if you remember that one you're older than TV.
by M. M. Wright
Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Apologize in advance
Replies: 23
Views: 580

Re: Apologize in advance

I'd been home from the Army for 2 years.
by M. M. Wright
Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Girlfriend
Replies: 18
Views: 734

Re: My Girlfriend

:lol: :lol: :lol: Good one Blaine.
by M. M. Wright
Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tang peep on 73 or 92?
Replies: 10
Views: 336

Re: Tang peep on 73 or 92?

Marbles tang sights on my 73, 92, 1886, pump 22, Remington Roller, I'm probably leaving something out. I don't wrap my thumb over on nearly any rifle as it is slower, especially if you're levering in follow up shots. We do that a lot in cowboy action.
by M. M. Wright
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any ideas about shooting glasses?
Replies: 20
Views: 368

Re: Any ideas about shooting glasses?

Years ago I won a pair of Bolle Vigilante sun glasses at a cowboy shoot. They have wrap-around, interchangeable lenses in several colors and there is an insert available that clips in for prescription lenses. I've since bought replacements a couple of times and simply love them. I especially like th...
by M. M. Wright
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Steam Train footage
Replies: 13
Views: 267

Re: Steam Train footage

I love trains and try to ride one every chance I get but the one I keep going back to runs from Chama New Mexico to Antonito Colorado over the Cumbres Pass. Usually leaves Chama with two engines fired for the grade out of Chama. Really awesome to hear them pulling so hard and on the edge of traction...
by M. M. Wright
Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: when they tell you most killed no 87 at happy land gas fire
Replies: 5
Views: 163

Re: when they tell you most killed no 87 at happy land gas fire

I guess the Lakota don't count as people since the media insists on saying it was the largest massacre ever. I know, they have amended that to "in recent history" but what does the passage of time have to do with it? I'm not even Native American but it still pxxxxxs me off. I'm probably prejudiced t...
by M. M. Wright
Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pitchy's the best!
Replies: 24
Views: 368

Re: Pitchy's the best!

Oh, yeah! That is so cool.
by M. M. Wright
Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "UN"-Cocking a Firearm
Replies: 28
Views: 603

Re: "UN"-Cocking a Firearm

. I like piller's key blank idea..... The most difficult firearm that I've ever had to un-cock was a loaded Colt DS that somebody had cut the hammer spur from (in addition to removing the front of the triggerguard, ala "Fitzgerald Special"), and serrated the hammer top so it could be grasped for co...
by M. M. Wright
Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An Honor
Replies: 10
Views: 314

Re: An Honor

Thanks Paladin.
by M. M. Wright
Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Couple young bucks sparing
Replies: 4
Views: 199

Re: Couple young bucks sparing

That'ii get your trigger finger itchin'. We have too many dogs in the yard these days but the deer did come in the yard a couple years back. One of the things I like about archery hunting is watching the deer. They are entertaining.
by M. M. Wright
Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Military Sporters
Replies: 17
Views: 543

Re: Military Sporters

Really shoots good doesn't it? I bought a Springfield barreled action in 1960, put a Bishop stock and Lyman sights on it and shot it as my "go to" centerfire for 20 years. The barrel, which was pretty bad when I got it, finally wore so bad I replaced it with a 25-06 varmint weight and a Harry Lawson...
by M. M. Wright
Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cheers Pards
Replies: 22
Views: 507

Re: Cheers Pards

That reminds me, I need to go to the liquor store. Should probably get out an old Colt too. A man needs to fondle an SAA daily. I've been working on an1860 Army conversion lately and find it to be a suitable substitute.
by M. M. Wright
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "What Are We Gonna Do With..."
Replies: 6
Views: 338

Re: "What Are We Gonna Do With..."

Build the wall. Build the wall. Build the wall.
by M. M. Wright
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Old 1911
Replies: 9
Views: 322

Re: New Old 1911

That's a very nice one Griff. I was very active in IPSC back when those mods were being developed. I too built some of them and enjoyed the sport very much.
by M. M. Wright
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Been away awhile back with brass questions?
Replies: 6
Views: 252

Re: Been away awhile back with brass questions?

What 6 said. I even make 41 Colt or 300 Savage out of it. Takes a little lathe work but I got plenty of time.
by M. M. Wright
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bowman double header
Replies: 15
Views: 359

Re: Bowman double header

Lookin' good Pitchy. Love seeing your projects. Not gettin' much done myself but am lookin' forward to my new knee.
by M. M. Wright
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Been away awhile back with brass questions?
Replies: 6
Views: 252

Re: Been away awhile back with brass questions?

I buy Starline and have had outstanding service from it.
by M. M. Wright
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drag saw wood pile
Replies: 12
Views: 367

Re: Drag saw wood pile

Now that's a woodpile to be envious of. The loggers are just finishing up cutting my 100 acres of hardwood so there will be plenty of tops to cut up for years to come. They'll probably just mostly rot 'cause no one wants to put enough work into cutting it up for firewood and I sure can't use up that...
by M. M. Wright
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Widow makers
Replies: 24
Views: 644

Re: Widow makers

Stay safe Lenn. Somebody's got to ride those bikes.
by M. M. Wright
Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Levergun ptarmigan, old style
Replies: 25
Views: 482

Re: Levergun ptarmigan, old style

Oh, that is lovely. Thanks for sharing. I think I need some high country therapy myself.
by M. M. Wright
Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Cheese stands alone...
Replies: 9
Views: 455

Re: The Cheese stands alone...

Thanks for the smile Tubby. :lol: :lol:
by M. M. Wright
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Digital auto charge scales and powder?
Replies: 6
Views: 197

Re: Digital auto charge scales and powder?

I don't use a scale like you asked about but it seems to me that any of the "ball" powders would work extremely well, H110, 231, Ball C, etc. etc. For ffg in 44-40 I use the Dillon powder measure with a piece of exhaust pipe for a powder hopper. Had my friend who owns a muffler shop expand one end t...
by M. M. Wright
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1919 model 94 range report
Replies: 19
Views: 499

Re: 1919 model 94 range report

Pitchy, that is some really good shootin' with a great rifle. Did it come with the button mag or was it cut back at some point? I have an old SRC '94 in 25-35 that had the magazine cut back to only hold 4 and one in the chamber. It shot fabulously but I put a full length magazine and the barrel band...
by M. M. Wright
Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester .44-40 brass/ammo?
Replies: 13
Views: 494

Re: Winchester .44-40 brass/ammo?

I like Starline, works in my Uberti 73s and my Colt SAAs. Winchester is thin enough to work in the Colts too but Remington isn't. But then I load .429 bullets. I use the expander plug from a set of 44 Mag dies and the Lee FCD. Actually most anything will chamber and fire in the Ubertis but the old C...
by M. M. Wright
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Bad
Replies: 7
Views: 317

Re: My Bad

:oops: :lol: :lol:
by M. M. Wright
Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shooting prone at higher elevations
Replies: 16
Views: 455

Re: Shooting prone at higher elevations

Oh yeah Lenn, that's a dandy. I got a coupon in the mail from Harbor Freight so mine was $300 + tax. My Sporty is on it right now. Lifts my FLH too but I think it's a bit over the 600lb. limit. Hasn't broke yet though. Happy for you.
by M. M. Wright
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: After the storm
Replies: 18
Views: 464

Re: After the storm

Glad to hear you're OK and I hope you get that power back on soon. Ice storms here are our big power killers, that's why I have a welding machine that's also a 10KW generator.
I have a cousin near Orlando, (Ocoee) I should call to check on her and her groves.
by M. M. Wright
Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Range Report Two 45-70's (links to photos)
Replies: 24
Views: 758

Re: Range Report Two 45-70's (links to photos)

Thanks Kirk, I have an original 86 and a Browning SRC. The Browning has been shortened to where it is the same length as a 94 SRC and a receiver sight and sling swivels added. My 45-90 '86 was mfgd in 1916 and was a sad sight when I bought it. I originally thought I'd have the barrel re-lined but it...
by M. M. Wright
Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fresh pictures.
Replies: 11
Views: 449

Re: Fresh pictures.

And a successful hunt too! Our dove season opened the first of this month and there was a lot of shooting around the first Saturday but heard nothing this morning. Wish I had a fresh cut grain field to shoot over but then my chest is probably not ready for shotgun recoil yet. I mowed a little pastur...
by M. M. Wright
Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello from NZL
Replies: 10
Views: 369

Re: Hello from NZL

Glad to have you guys to talk to. Learning how the rest of the world fares is interesting. When you mentioned shot out 44-40s I immediately thought, "candidate for a re-line". I have a "thing" for rehabilitating old Winchesters and Colts. Is it possible to send a rifle of yours to a US gunsmith?
by M. M. Wright
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Short Rant
Replies: 17
Views: 817

Re: Short Rant

Sorry 'bout that Griff. I too was an O/O, (Owner/Operator) for a few years. Got to run down nearly every road in the US and only ended up $8,000 in debt. We griped about the regulations and regulators back then, (1970). I can only imagine the hoops you must jump through today.
by M. M. Wright
Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .44 WCF and split case mouths
Replies: 17
Views: 563

Re: .44 WCF and split case mouths

I too use the 44 Mag expander on my 44-40s as I load bullets sized .429. I even use them in my Colt SAAs but I have to use Starline or Winchester brass. Anything else, (Remington) is too thick and won't chamber in the Colts. Works just fine in the Uberti 73s though. I almost never have a split case ...
by M. M. Wright
Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage 99 questions/comments
Replies: 10
Views: 475

Re: Savage 99 questions/comments

Sounds a little steep to me. 300 Savage is a perfectly acceptable caliber though. Only a hundred fps or so behind a 308 so it'll get the job done. Start lookin', you'll find the right one.
by M. M. Wright
Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feeder cam first night
Replies: 3
Views: 288

Re: Feeder cam first night

Hey, one of them fightin' looks like a shooter. Hold off till you get a shot at him.
by M. M. Wright
Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The fall has started.
Replies: 23
Views: 781

Re: The fall has started.

Really hate to hear about Jess getting bitten. Sure enjoy your pics Nath. We now have a Yorky/Chiuaua and she has whiskers like Jess. She barks treed on squirrels too. When I heal up a little more I'll kill some for her.
by M. M. Wright
Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MT & WY fishing Bear Protection?
Replies: 18
Views: 792

Re: MT & WY fishing Bear Protection?

I've had a couple of Browning 86's that had been cut down, receiver sights and sling, just to carry while fishing. 45-70 of course. My own 325 grain GC cast bullets are OK for me but there are bunches of heavier stuff available if you feel the need.
by M. M. Wright
Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone use a Gracey case trimmer?
Replies: 4
Views: 254

Re: Anyone use a Gracey case trimmer?

I'm not familiar with the trimmer you are using but if it's indexing off the shoulder I doubt it'll ever be really consistent. I use a Lee that has a pin that goes through the flash hole and bumps against the shell holder. Thus indexing off the case head. Very consistent. I set it up in my drill pre...
by M. M. Wright
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It's About Time
Replies: 22
Views: 552

Re: It's About Time

Prayers up for you. I had two vessels and an ablation done 4 weeks ago and I'm almost back to normal except every thing tastes terrible. But that's OK since I need to lose about 80 lbs. Learn to hug that pillow when you need to cough and I suggest just passing on a sneeze if you can. The opiods plug...
by M. M. Wright
Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bought another bike
Replies: 18
Views: 438

Re: Bought another bike

Awesome ride man. Does the shovel get the sidecar permanently?

I'm going to sell my '66FLH. I'm just too old to take another spill.