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by HawkCreek
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remington Now Being Sued?
Replies: 12
Views: 322

Re: Remington Now Being Sued?

Pretty ridiculous that this was even considered never-mind being allowed by our legal system.
by HawkCreek
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1873 Case Hardening Question
Replies: 24
Views: 392

Re: Winchester 1873 Case Hardening Question

Oddly enough, some farmers chose to have the chisels tipped with Stellite as it withstood wear infinitely better than even case hardening. Stellite was (maybe they've changed it) used in barrels for the M2! Never used stellite myself but when I was welding I hard faced a lot of plow points with tun...
by HawkCreek
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1873 Case Hardening Question
Replies: 24
Views: 392

Re: Winchester 1873 Case Hardening Question

Not that mine has been used a bunch but the CCH on my Miroku/Winchester seems to be lasting better than what Ruger gave me on my Vaquero. As has been said neither one is a proper hardening but an acid coloring.
by HawkCreek
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One rifle, one pistol
Replies: 89
Views: 1221

Re: One rifle, one pistol

I'm sure my answer is different than the last time this question came up but I've come to the conclusion I'm probably going to pick my truck guns. Thats always a .30 caliber rifle and a handgun or two in my trucks so I guess right now I'd have an 1895 Winchester in .30-06 and a Glock 10mm. Other day...
by HawkCreek
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Please.help me win
Replies: 25
Views: 736

Re: Please.help me win

Looks like I ended up 5th place. Thanks for all the help everyone!
by HawkCreek
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Please.help me win
Replies: 25
Views: 736

Re: Please.help me win

Last day to vote!
by HawkCreek
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Please.help me win
Replies: 25
Views: 736

Re: Please.help me win

Thank you for the support! Only two days left and I have several spots to.make it up to first.
by HawkCreek
Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Please.help me win
Replies: 25
Views: 736

Re: Please.help me win

Thank you all!
piller wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:28 pm
Where are you on the list now?

Yes I have voted as many times as I could.
I'm up to 5th place! Contest ends on the 28th.
by HawkCreek
Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Please.help me win
Replies: 25
Views: 736

Re: Please.help me win

Bump, thanks for the continued help!
by HawkCreek
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .458 SOCOM Lever
Replies: 10
Views: 317

Re: .458 SOCOM Lever

They only came out at SHOT this year. They had a few announcements through various Facebook groups. The only advantage I can honestly see would be capacity.
by HawkCreek
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Please.help me win
Replies: 25
Views: 736

Re: Please.help me win

I really do appreciate the votes. I'm up to 7th place! Blane, the light on mine is just an old Surefire X200 I had in my spare parts box. The mount is from Hill People Gear and is called their Lever Light Mount. It's made specifically for .30-30 and pistol caliber magazine tubes on leverguns. Very w...
by HawkCreek
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Please.help me win
Replies: 25
Views: 736

Re: Please.help me win

I appreciate the help! Dont forget you can vote once each day, every one helps.
by HawkCreek
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Please.help me win
Replies: 25
Views: 736

Please.help me win

If this isn't allowed I apologize.


No registration needed or anything like that. Please help me win a new levergun and ammo!


http://share.rivet.works/vote/rangerpoi ... 000a26f22b
by HawkCreek
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .348 Winchester versus .45-70 in terms of recoil
Replies: 13
Views: 463

Re: .348 Winchester versus .45-70 in terms of recoil

I have a Browning 71 and a late production Winchester 71 rifle, never thought either recoiled particularly hard. Ballistically (on paper) the .348 is a pretty near match to a .30-06 and I always felt like they recoiled pretty close to the same as well.
by HawkCreek
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are your favorite firearms drills.....?
Replies: 19
Views: 442

Re: What are your favorite firearms drills.....?

I dont have any drills but I enjoy shooting a pistol at 100 yards. My Glock 20 hs proven to be a reliable 100 yard performer against half size silhouettes. When the weather cooperates I'm going to take my new long slide 10mm out to 200 and see why I can do (maybe further depending on how that goes).
by HawkCreek
Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Miroku is Manufacturing plant for Winchester
Replies: 8
Views: 493

Re: Miroku is Manufacturing plant for Winchester

I like the Miroku's better than the originals.

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by HawkCreek
Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester dropped the ball
Replies: 8
Views: 530

Re: Winchester dropped the ball

I'll be 36 next month, I may be a fool but I wont agree to being old yet. I understand they are trying to get a piece of the AR market but there is also a large levergun market out there they are sort of neglecting. I was happy to see they are producing the 1895 in .30-06 and .405 for SHOT strange t...
by HawkCreek
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester dropped the ball
Replies: 8
Views: 530

Winchester dropped the ball

Anybody else think that Winchester dropped the ball this year? It's the 125 year anniversary of the Model 94 and they offer a couple limited run specials at over $2000 a piece. Instead they tout their "new" cartridge that seems to be pretty similar to their old .351, granted I see the market they ar...
by HawkCreek
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Woods-Bumming Rifle Choice...
Replies: 83
Views: 2523

Re: Woods-Bumming Rifle Choice...

I stick with the bottleneck rifle cartridges though I agree with much of your reasoning for choosing otherwise. Out here in the desert it's sometimes a stretch to reach a coyote with a .30-30 trapper. My '92 is maybe a little handier but I still prefer the '94 in .30-30 to the .45 for range alone. I...
by HawkCreek
Tue Dec 25, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Terry Murbach speaks out about Leverguns
Replies: 6
Views: 585

Re: Terry Murbach speaks out about Leverguns

The only part of that I'd disagree with is that for me an 1895 Winchester SRC points more naturally than anything.
by HawkCreek
Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone Use A Cast 510 Grain In A Marlin 45 70
Replies: 22
Views: 947

Re: Anyone Use A Cast 510 Grain In A Marlin 45 70

I dont know about those bullets but I used to shoot Garrett's 540 grain loads out of my 1895. I dont remember the velocity but it was a dangerous game load. Recoil want bad at all.
by HawkCreek
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: End of the Bump Stocks
Replies: 14
Views: 712

Re: End of the Bump Stocks

The problem isn't that we can't get along without bump-stocks or binary triggers - the problem is the precedent it sets - that things can be banned because someone might misuse them. It is one thing to prohibit nuclear weapons or possession of anthrax, but even prohibiting full-auto firearms is not...
by HawkCreek
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old 73 makes meat
Replies: 19
Views: 671

Re: Old 73 makes meat

Well done! That is a great photo.
by HawkCreek
Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nice little levergun writeup
Replies: 6
Views: 622

Re: Nice little levergun writeup

Fine article except the silly bit about only someone as skilled as Jerry Miculek being able to get 10 rounds off in 6 seconds with a semi-auto. In the Marines we had a closing drill, failure to stop on three targets advancing on you from 7 yards. I think it was around 2 seconds before they made it t...
by HawkCreek
Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mule deer vs Winchester
Replies: 8
Views: 528

Re: Mule deer vs Winchester

I live in the desert in WA, no trees for miles and I agree long shots are for the most part a myth. I've crawled for hours before to get up close to deer and other times just sat real still until they moved toward me. I was going to say I could see longer shots in the planes states but the above pos...
by HawkCreek
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Multi-ball loads in 357 or other calibres
Replies: 11
Views: 522

Re: Multi-ball loads in 357 or other calibres

My .30-40 multi ball is still all theory in my head at this point. But instead of 2 balls of buckshot I'm thinking of getting a swage from the guy mentioned in the attached link. I think with projectiles shown in the link you could stack 3 or more in the long neck of the Krag case, same might apply ...
by HawkCreek
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Multi-ball loads in 357 or other calibres
Replies: 11
Views: 522

Re: Multi-ball loads in 357 or other calibres

If I ever find myself with enough time I'd like to recreate the old riot control load for the .30-40 Krag.


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by HawkCreek
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you have a dsignated 'Loaner' rifle?
Replies: 36
Views: 1130

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

If the concern is just 'legal', then you could get around that by selling them the gun with first rights for buyback. Wont fly in Washington. They've made it illegal to sell/transfer a gun without going through an FFL and filling out the paperwork even temporally. Even still, the few people I'd be ...
by HawkCreek
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94 .30-30 with light loads
Replies: 9
Views: 716

Re: Winchester 94 .30-30 with light loads

I like the Speer Plinkers in a .308 carbine for a barn yard load. The lead is so soft those bullets all but disintegrate nearly eliminating the chance for a ricochet (though not completely negating it). Havent gotten around to loading them in anything else but a .30-30 and a .30-40 are both on my sh...
by HawkCreek
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you have a dsignated 'Loaner' rifle?
Replies: 36
Views: 1130

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

I'd like to say yes but I have to agree with COSteve. Here in Washington a law was recently passed making the loaning of firearms (even to extended family) all but illegal. Frankly I think it's stupid but it's the way things are now days.
by HawkCreek
Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wrangler question
Replies: 28
Views: 1520

Re: Wrangler question

I wear Wranglers daily. I've found I get about a year out of a pair. When new they start out as one of the "nice" pair then after they age some (or I thrash my work jeans) they are moved I to the work category. Never tried the Duluth Jean's but their fire hose pants were garbage. Advertised as being...
by HawkCreek
Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shovels and Rakes and.....
Replies: 29
Views: 1777

Re: Shovels and Rakes and.....

I only kill the rattlers around the house and yard. A shovel is my usual tool of choice but I'm not against using a bullet or CCI shotshells either. With kids, dogs and livestock around why take the chance one of them will get bit?
by HawkCreek
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lever Action Rifle Match
Replies: 10
Views: 719

Re: Lever Action Rifle Match

And I didn't see a single tang sight in the bunch. I noticed that also. Kinda funny how we Americans put target sights on our military rifles and consider it normal but how often would you see target sights like those in the video on a lever gun over here? Tang sights aplenty on this side of the po...
by HawkCreek
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to improve accuracy and consistency of carbine?
Replies: 15
Views: 821

Re: How to improve accuracy and consistency of carbine?

I'm curious. Please describe your Model 99. Is it a "safe queen," or have you owned too briefly to make the time to shoot it? Shooting off hand or most field positions my 1895 Winchesters (carbines so they have the forearm held on by a barrel band) are probably close enough I couldn't tell the diff...
by HawkCreek
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to improve accuracy and consistency of carbine?
Replies: 15
Views: 821

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 (?)... Shooting off hand or most field positions my 1895 Winchesters (carbines so they have the fo...
by HawkCreek
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Modern Cattle Rustling alive and well...?
Replies: 18
Views: 935

Re: Modern Cattle Rustling alive and well...?

Never heard of that though these days I suppose anything is possible. Around here it's more likely to find the remains of an animal that was killed and butchered overnight. Used to be legal to hang rustlers...
by HawkCreek
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Too many wolves in Oregon already
Replies: 23
Views: 918

Re: Too many wolves in Oregon already

SSS. Best way of protecting livestock from predators.
by HawkCreek
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Miroku 1873 .44-40
Replies: 10
Views: 738

Re: Miroku 1873 .44-40

Finally had a couple hours to myself and got out with the new '73 today. I absolutely despise bead front sights and I've never been a big fan of buckhorn rear sights either (this one is due to get a reproduction silver rocky mountain front and a tang rear as replacements). Never the less without adj...
by HawkCreek
Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Comparing long term reliability of bolts and a lever?
Replies: 9
Views: 580

Re: Comparing long term reliability of bolts and a lever?

That's a tough question with a lot of variables. I have old leverguns and old bolt guns that to my knowledge have never needed repair. But those guns were carried a lot and shot little I suspect. These days I usually carry one of four guns, a Ruger GSR in .308, a Winchester 94AE Trapper in 30-30, or...
by HawkCreek
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New (Miroku) 1873 what caliber?
Replies: 34
Views: 3544

Re: New (Miroku) 1873 what caliber?

Thanks for the input everyone!

Pictures of the new lead dispenser at this link: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=72183
by HawkCreek
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Miroku 1873 .44-40
Replies: 10
Views: 738

Miroku 1873 .44-40

Recently I asked a question about which caliber to get when I ordered one of the new Miroku 1873 Deluxe Sporting models. Here is the thread:https://www.levergunscommunity.org/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=71868 Finally was able to get pictures that at least attempted to do justice to this gun. Beautiful case ...
by HawkCreek
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drilling AR500 plate steel
Replies: 20
Views: 960

Re: Drilling AR500 plate steel

Carbide masonry bit, apply enough pressure its cutting but too much can break tooling. Use coolant.
by HawkCreek
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New (Miroku) 1873 what caliber?
Replies: 34
Views: 3544

Re: New (Miroku) 1873 what caliber?

Well I was able to pick the new Miroku 1873 today. My first .44-40, I got the only box of Ultramax ammo they had. It might be the nicest Miroku I've got! I had time to work the action once (very slightly gritty) but as nice as my 1895's are I dont expect that to be any issue. Beautiful case coloring...
by HawkCreek
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Barn raising, day 1,2 & 3
Replies: 35
Views: 2737

Re: Barn raising, day 1..

Interesting way of doing a pole barn. Around here we always do trusses after the posts have been setting in the concrete over a weekend. Then we'd start on the walls. Looks good though!
by HawkCreek
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The oddest guns......
Replies: 11
Views: 700

Re: The oddest guns......

Not the oddest gun... but in the second battle for Fallujah in 2004 while clearing houses a friend of mine yelled at me to come look at what he found... Turned out to be a beautiful blued 2" Colt Python! I couldn't see a scratch on it anywhere. I wish I could have brought it home.
by HawkCreek
Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The ideal 'if only one gun' carbine...
Replies: 57
Views: 4187

Re: The ideal 'if only one gun' carbine...

If a situation came up while I was at home and I was sudden limited to one gun I figured out years ago id die in front of the safe trying to decide which gun to pick. I live in the desert, the pheasant population has been decimated since what was wrong when I was a small boy. Shotguns are little int...
by HawkCreek
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Louis Lamour Westerns - Your favorites
Replies: 34
Views: 1083

Re: Louis Lamour Westerns - Your favorites

I'd second the recommendatio for Bowdrie. I'd also add Down the Long Hills (also a movie).

Guns of the Timberland was my favorite.


I enjoy his books but I also agree that his stories are repetitive in some ways.
by HawkCreek
Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cowboy Fast Draw
Replies: 5
Views: 414

Re: Cowboy Fast Draw

I looked into joining a club. It looks like a lot of fun! But in the end I talked myself out of it. I know me, sooner rather than later I'd want to try my new skill with live ammo and probably end up ventilating my boot!
by HawkCreek
Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1873 Winchester Miroku or Uberti
Replies: 14
Views: 1494

Re: 1873 Winchester Miroku or Uberti

I went with Miroku simply because their 2018 Shot Show special was the closest thing I wanted as far as features without having to order custom stocks etc.



Thanks for the chart and all the info COSteve!