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by M. M. Wright
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Digital auto charge scales and powder?
Replies: 4
Views: 45

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: 15
Views: 253

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: 9
Views: 266

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: 262

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: 373

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: 430

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: 705

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: 426

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: 347

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: 757

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: 531

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: 450

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: 275

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: 757

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: 715

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: 247

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: 515

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: 410

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.
by M. M. Wright
Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remington 44 S mold
Replies: 7
Views: 327

Re: Remington 44 S mold

To polish it up, cast a bullet in it then drill the bullet base for a 1/8th inch drill blank. Epoxy the drill blank into the bullet and coat the bullet with super fine grinding compound. Chuck the drill blank and turning it sorta slow, polish the bullet mold. It won't open it up half a thousandths u...
by M. M. Wright
Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Color Case-hardening
Replies: 17
Views: 630

Re: Color Case-hardening

You also need tooling to hold the piece so that it can't warp during treatment.

Years ago, my table at the Wanamacher was next to Turnbull's. Just the father and son back then and the only case they had perfected mimicked the old Marlins. Beautiful stuff.
by M. M. Wright
Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A little shootin' today
Replies: 10
Views: 395

Re: A little shootin' today

That little Colt really chews the middle out, doesn't it? My fave load is 200 grain H&G 68 over 5.5 grains of 231. Makes major easily.
by M. M. Wright
Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any day at the range...
Replies: 10
Views: 376

Re: Any day at the range...

Such a beautiful rifle. I've always liked those with that little schnabble fore-arm. Is it an F? And forgive me for being pessimistic but I doubt that you could improve on that group with newer stuff. That is certainly good enough most any purpose. What does the 300 give up to the 308? About 100 fps...
by M. M. Wright
Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Daily puppy pics
Replies: 71
Views: 1457

Re: Daily puppy pics

Great lookin' pups. Looks as if even their tails are fat.
by M. M. Wright
Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Little fun today
Replies: 15
Views: 407

Re: Little fun today

Glad to see you having fun buddy. I'm not shootin' yet but have started mowing my grass. No one else to do it so I got way behind while I was laid up. Fired the 15' bat wing and that got me caught up real quick.
by M. M. Wright
Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Cabin of Winchesters
Replies: 24
Views: 1199

Re: A Cabin of Winchesters

That depth of field requires a loooong exposure so I too think it's done with a view camera but glass plates usually give a reversed image (contact prints) and the rifles are not reversed. Nice print though. I'd still like to know if it's New Zealand or US.
by M. M. Wright
Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Redding 'Profile' crimp dies?
Replies: 6
Views: 369

Re: Redding 'Profile' crimp dies?

I use the Lee FCD on several calibers and like them a lot. I'm especially fond of them for 44-40 and 32-20. Course I use cast bullets and mostly ffg in the 44-40.
by M. M. Wright
Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Cabin of Winchesters
Replies: 24
Views: 1199

Re: A Cabin of Winchesters

Thanks for the picture. Is it from your part of the world? I'd bet those fishing rods are all split bamboo.
by M. M. Wright
Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Powder for medium 45-70 loads
Replies: 26
Views: 619

Re: Powder for medium 45-70 loads

I too like 5744.
by M. M. Wright
Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Repro 92s in .25 WCF
Replies: 33
Views: 906

Re: Repro 92s in .25 WCF

Why not rescue an old Winchester? I found one in 32-20 that was dis-assembled and the barrel had to be re-lined. It didn't feed real well but Nate fixed that for me. Now it wears a Marbles tang sight and is a really slick and accurate companion. I wouldn't hesitate to use it on a Whitetail if the op...
by M. M. Wright
Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayers up for America
Replies: 13
Views: 835

Re: Prayers up for America

I'm proud to be praying with you buddy. I don't think the left gets it that the election was about voting anti-media as much as anything.
by M. M. Wright
Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dirty girl Bess.
Replies: 7
Views: 420

Re: Dirty girl Bess.

It's good to see you two out weathering the storm. I've never been into flint locks but I had a W. C. Scott & Son sxs percussion that I just loved. Hunted White Wing dove down on the Arizona/Mexico border with it.
by M. M. Wright
Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got a new security system tonight
Replies: 29
Views: 889

Re: Got a new security system tonight

We have a couple of new puppies too. The first is Chiuaua/Yorkie and has wormed her way into all the hearts of the family. Then the youngest is Pitt/Blue Heeler cross. Our Australian Shepherd has taken on the job of raising them both. You can see we're dog poor but I'd still like another Oorang Aire...
by M. M. Wright
Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1886 Winne, yea or nay
Replies: 13
Views: 484

Re: 1886 Winne, yea or nay

You can't have my 1886 45-90 for that price either. I'd try to get it for six or so and it sounds as though that may be a special barrel contour. A Cody letter will tell you more about it. I too would probably think re-line in original caliber to save barrel markings and feed parts. Brass and dies a...
by M. M. Wright
Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 92 25-20 Removing forearm stock
Replies: 9
Views: 383

Re: Winchester 92 25-20 Removing forearm stock

The cartridge tube hanger is NOT an ordinary dovetail but rather rotates to remove it. The reliner may not need the hanger removed but again he might.
by M. M. Wright
Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which BLACK POWDER cartridge for deer???
Replies: 15
Views: 623

Re: Which BLACK POWDER cartridge for deer???

I mostly use 45-70 or 45-90 (caliber of original 86 I own) to take deer with black powder but I am a huge fan of the 44-40 too which I load almost exclusively with ffg. Pay attention to advice and use a drop tube. It makes a difference as does lube. At least try some SPG to be sure what your combo w...
by M. M. Wright
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Built a drag saw.
Replies: 41
Views: 1512

Re: Built a drag saw.

Oh yeah pal. That should just drop though them logs.
by M. M. Wright
Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: some quetion
Replies: 3
Views: 377

Re: some quetion

:lol: :lol: :lol: and welcome!
by M. M. Wright
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm back!
Replies: 16
Views: 573

I'm back!

Had a 2 vessel bypass and and ablation last Wednesday morning. All went well and I came home Sunday. Feeling pretty good with little pain. Food still tastes horrible though. Guess it's the stuff they dripped in me during my stay. Sure glad it's me posting instead of my wife. I'm sure it will be some...
by M. M. Wright
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stern Gweheren! (must use CC option)
Replies: 2
Views: 316

Re: Stern Gweheren! (must use CC option)

I should be able to understand more german. Ancestry says I'm 41%.
by M. M. Wright
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Loss of Glen Campbell
Replies: 15
Views: 700

Re: Loss of Glen Campbell

I always liked the way he introduced himself as the "second best guitar player in Arkansas." Reserving best for his father.
by M. M. Wright
Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lee "Quick Trim"
Replies: 15
Views: 774

Re: Lee "Quick Trim"

Earl, a resourceful guy like you should be able t trim the post inside a Lee trimmer to make it work on the 300 Savage.
by M. M. Wright
Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New guy
Replies: 15
Views: 668

Re: New guy

Come on in! From a fellow Okie.
by M. M. Wright
Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Up and Running Again
Replies: 8
Views: 457

Re: Up and Running Again

Thanks for the info an your experience Earl. I'm really looking forward to getting mine replaced but first is by-pass surgery next week. Go in for my pre-op today. Heart surgeon says 6 weeks 'till I can get the knee replaced.
by M. M. Wright
Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More on 44-40 exploring reloading
Replies: 24
Views: 1369

Re: More on 44-40 exploring reloading

Bite the bullet and buy some SPG bullet lube and try it. Yeah, it's a little expensive but we know it works. Too, I think you need to size your bullets. Mostly to be sure they are round and uniform. I like ffg and about 1/8 inch compression and if you really want good accuracy it must be drop tubed....
by M. M. Wright
Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spike art
Replies: 47
Views: 1416

Re: Spike art

:lol: :lol: :lol: Man Lenn, that brings back memories. Not good ones either.
by M. M. Wright
Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heart-cath and an old heart
Replies: 15
Views: 631

Re: Heart-cath and an old heart

Prayers up!
by M. M. Wright
Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94 carbine or rifle?
Replies: 23
Views: 1071

Re: Winchester 94 carbine or rifle?

I own representatives of both barrel lengths and usually pick the saddle ring carbine. The last year or so my ability to walk went away so a lot of the time I take a 26" 1886 since I'm just gonna be sitting in my little hooch anyway. My fave when I could walk was a 25-35 SRC.
by M. M. Wright
Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Target backing
Replies: 14
Views: 570

Re: Target backing

When I need new backing I just take a trip down the alley behind one or the other appliance store in our town. Those big pieces of cardboard work very well and if I remember to bring them inside when I'm through, they last a long time. Targets staple to them easily and the price is right.
by M. M. Wright
Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A PROPER WAY TO CALL SOMEONE A BASs TARt
Replies: 10
Views: 484

Re: A PROPER WAY TO CALL SOMEONE A BASs TARt

:lol: :lol: :lol: I'm laughin' Steve.