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by HawkCreek
Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mule deer vs Winchester
Replies: 8
Views: 298

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
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: BlaineG -- what now?
Replies: 21
Views: 761

Re: BlaineG -- what now?

Totally insane , the entire west coast has lost it's mind. I hope the NRA and SAF will file suit on this. It's totally, absolutely wrong what they've decided to classify as "assault" weapons. For those not following this, that means ANY semi-automatic rifle. Maybe handguns, too. :roll: I read (but ...
by HawkCreek
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: BlaineG -- what now?
Replies: 21
Views: 761

Re: BlaineG -- what now?

I'm going to stay for a bit but this state is obviously lost. Sad to see the state I grew up in sell out to the left. Problem is I'm not sure where to go. Idaho has the same problem we have (big city leftists telling the rest of the state how to live).
by HawkCreek
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Multi-ball loads in 357 or other calibres
Replies: 11
Views: 304

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: 304

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: 625

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: 399

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: 625

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: 868

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: 21
Views: 605

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: 439

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: 512

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: 512

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: 661

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: 532

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: 508

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: 419

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: 1347

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: 508

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: 623

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: 1347

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: 1226

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: 497

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: 1979

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: 726

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: 317

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: 733

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!
by HawkCreek
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 14.3"- when will it stop?
Replies: 19
Views: 596

Re: 14.3"- when will it stop?

Send it out west. We need it.
by HawkCreek
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Okanagan Shooting Sticks
Replies: 11
Views: 505

Re: Okanagan Shooting Sticks

http://www.purdygear.com/availablenow.html They are the second item listed on the "available now" page. I made a much simplified copy for myself out of .75" x 1.5" wood slats. I made each let 32" OAL which I quickly found out was too short. I'll try again someday but the next set will be be taller b...
by HawkCreek
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Follow-up on "Stainless" -- SIG's SS Durability Question
Replies: 18
Views: 424

Re: Follow-up on "Stainless" -- SIG's SS Durability Question

I bought a Sig P220ST back around 2003 and it quickly became my carry piece. I carried it IWB for years in various holsters. Shot the snot out of it during that time too. Doesn't have a blemish anywhere on it.
by HawkCreek
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who likes stainless?
Replies: 36
Views: 888

Re: Who likes stainless?

I live in the desert so SS has never been important to me as far as resisting neglect/environment. I would like a nice 5.5" single action in SS with stag grips though, for some reason those look pretty slick to me.
by HawkCreek
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So who's using what?
Replies: 26
Views: 757

Re: So who's using what?

I have a wedding I have to attend that just happened to be scheduled for opening weekend :oops: So I'll probably end up taking my tired and true .30-06 only because my time will be short (if I do get to go at all). I finally found a load for my 1895 .30-40 so that's what I'd intended to use, I'll pr...
by HawkCreek
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New (Miroku) 1873 what caliber?
Replies: 34
Views: 1347

Re: New (Miroku) 1873 what caliber?

Just a few weeks ago when I posed this these rifles were all over gunbroker and other places online. Last night I could find only ONE website with anything other than .38/.357 in stock, being as these are limited runs I figured I was SOL. Searched all over and found Buds had "less than 5 in stock" i...
by HawkCreek
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What would John Moses Browning say?
Replies: 18
Views: 770

Re: What would John Moses Browning say?

I doubt he'd be surprised since Hathcock did the same thing 50 years ago in Vietnam. The Browning .50 is an amazing machine. I'm glad I got the opportunities to shoot the ones that I did.
by HawkCreek
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What I didn't know about shovels ...
Replies: 7
Views: 443

Re: What I didn't know about shovels ...

I actually like using a shovel. Growing up an a ranch that was homesteaded pre-depression I was taught and knew most of the information in that link. I still have some of those shovels and it's astonishing the difference in quality in those old shovels compared to what you have to pick from now days...
by HawkCreek
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stolen firearms
Replies: 10
Views: 897

Re: Stolen firearms

George Madis... Not sure why I didn't put that together, I have a few of his books. I occasionally talk to his son over on Facebook.
by HawkCreek
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stolen firearms
Replies: 10
Views: 897

Re: Stolen firearms

Pepe Ray wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2009 6:17 pm


Back in July of '04 Geo. Madis had some firearms stolen.
Pardon the ignorance but who is "Geo. Madis"?
by HawkCreek
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New SSA Made In The USA
Replies: 9
Views: 510

Re: New SSA Made In The USA

Ruger isn't even comparable to what this is. Freedom Arms Premier Grade start at $2800. I would be interested if it was offered in a different caliber. I only wish I bought a USFA when they were still in business. Plus a FA gun isn't stoned, you pay extra for that from them. And I too wish I'd have...
by HawkCreek
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New (Miroku) 1873 what caliber?
Replies: 34
Views: 1347

Re: New (Miroku) 1873 what caliber?

The 44 WCF is more historically authentic although I can understand keeping things simple by adding another 45. Both should be reliable and one will plink and punch paper about as good as the other. I would slightly prefer the 45 for hunting, but either will do if not over extended. Get whichever y...
by HawkCreek
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New (Miroku) 1873 what caliber?
Replies: 34
Views: 1347

Re: New (Miroku) 1873 what caliber?

I'm for the 44-40 based on it being an original chambering. The hard part would be figuring out which 1873 variation to go with since Miroku offers a few but I'd lean toward a SRC. The model would be as pictured. Deluxe Sporting! I already have better saddle guns should I ever get a chance to need ...
by HawkCreek
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pump drill press
Replies: 28
Views: 892

Re: Pump drill press

Drill steel ya say, here`s the hand drill for that. I don`t use it often as ya can see by the dust but if i want to drill a hole through a saw blade she`s the one. :) https://i.imgur.com/GxUNuIAh.jpg That pump drill is neat, great work! I've got one of those hand crank drill presses out in my shed ...
by HawkCreek
Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New (Miroku) 1873 what caliber?
Replies: 34
Views: 1347

Re: New (Miroku) 1873 what caliber?

I'm surprised at how many more votes the .44-40 got over the .45 Colt. I thought I was set on the .45 but the more I thought about it I'm afraid I'd damage the gun. I really want to try some of the "midrange" 20,000psi loads from Brian Pierce with the 270 SAA bullet but that would be real hot in thi...
by HawkCreek
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New (Miroku) 1873 what caliber?
Replies: 34
Views: 1347

Re: New (Miroku) 1873 what caliber?

JerryB wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:00 pm
How about the 38-40 round?????
They don't offer it in .38-40, just .357, .44-40 and .45 Colt. The .357 doesn't interest me in anything but double action revolvers so that's out.
by HawkCreek
Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New (Miroku) 1873 what caliber?
Replies: 34
Views: 1347

New (Miroku) 1873 what caliber?

I've resisted getting a Uberti or Miroku 1873 until now but the latest offering by Winchester has my willpower down to all but nothing. But my question is what caliber should I get? .45 Colt or .44-40WCF? Use will mostly be occasional plinking, thinking about getting into cowboy action so it would b...
by HawkCreek
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Transporting heavy game animals the EASY way
Replies: 18
Views: 721

Re: Transporting heavy game animals the EASY way

T.R., Pete, I wish it were that easy in some of the terrain I have hunted. Our best trick getting out a big muley in the lava cliffs and canyons of eastern Oregon was to strap him into a heavy vinyl snow sled and drag him down and through the rock and sagebrush with ropes. It was not easy. Parts of...
by HawkCreek
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rebounding Hammers
Replies: 13
Views: 706

Re: Rebounding Hammers

Interesting. In this thread I've seen two reported Miroku 1895 issues which are the first two issues I've heard about them. Not saying any company or design is perfect but going off my personal experience those two problem guns aren't ones I would have ever suspected. To my eye the count stands at: ...
by HawkCreek
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rebounding Hammers
Replies: 13
Views: 706

Re: Rebounding Hammers

I have three 1895's by Miroku and have never had a problem with the rebound hammers on any of them. I researched pretty heavily in doing the conversion with Miroku/Browning parts to get rid of the rebound hammer feature and everyone I talked to had the same conclusion. It's simply not a few drop in ...
by HawkCreek
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For friends who listen to NPR....
Replies: 8
Views: 612

Re: For friends who listen to NPR....

I listen to them on my drive to work in the morning. Never for a second believed they were anything other than another leftist media outlet. But it's better than listening to the other stations talking about who's dating who or the best way to style your man bun for the summer.
by HawkCreek
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bustin' Caps with a Miroku .30-40 UPDATED
Replies: 9
Views: 608

Re: Bustin' Caps with a Miroku .30-40

Here's the target from the previously reported on range session. It's hard to see but there are several different loads on that target. Just above the receiver you can barely see the pencil mark circling the best 4 round group I've fired from this rifle. The load shows promise but it's not quite "th...
by HawkCreek
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Hostiles"
Replies: 26
Views: 2051

Re: "Hostiles"

I didn't really care for either movie. Bone Tomahawk was just kinda weird and not real "western" IMO. Hostles seemed like it was just another SJW story about how horrible the white man was/is toward natives.