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by earlmck
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Getting case head separations in 38/357
Replies: 0
Views: 14

Getting case head separations in 38/357

I've been shooting 357 revolvers for something like 5 decades now, keep two bins of cases and when one bin is empty I start loading from the other and will process the first bin when I get around to it. When I start getting neck splits I toss that whole bin and buy another batch of brass. Until a co...
by earlmck
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Backstory on N.M. Bear Attack This Summer
Replies: 13
Views: 458

Re: The Backstory on N.M. Bear Attack This Summer

That is an excellent article of what a man can do when he has to. My mistake was reading the replies. It is hard to believe there is that many armchair Idiots still alive and breathing our good air. Mostly stupid stuff in comments, but the one about "dogs knew they didn't have to outrun the bear, j...
by earlmck
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Custer Documentary On History Channel
Replies: 21
Views: 464

Re: Custer Documentary On History Channel

Gotta' see that! Thanks for the "heads up" Shrapnel.
by earlmck
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Truckers and Toll Roads
Replies: 19
Views: 433

Re: Truckers and Toll Roads

marlinman93 wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:09 am
What's a toll road? ;)
We don't have them here …..yet.
I had heard rumors of such things: even got bit by one many years ago on a bikin' trip to baja.

So we've got 'em here in this country?
by earlmck
Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New air rifle settling down
Replies: 20
Views: 507

Re: New air rifle settling down

Along in the spring and early summer I like to visit friend Butch who has a little pasture for grazing his roping steers. Most years he produces a nice crop of sage rats who are a perfect air-rifle distance from the shade of a big old juniper tree. Lawn chairs, beer cooler, bag of peanuts -- mighty ...
by earlmck
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted: Lyman or Redfield receiver sight for Savage 99
Replies: 1
Views: 120

Re: Wanted: Lyman or Redfield receiver sight for Savage 99

Now you're onto something Muddly. Those are my favorite style for the '99 though I've only found two so far. Mine are both the Lyman -- the newer one does indeed say "57SA" but the older one has no model marking visible. If your search turns up two of 'em let me know -- I could use one more.
by earlmck
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New air rifle settling down
Replies: 20
Views: 507

Re: New air rifle settling down

is that a .177 or .22? I'm seriously interested in a .38 if I can ever find the right mix of features and performance... This is a .177. Primary target will be (besides the paper with blue bullseye) the wily "sage rat" (Belding ground squirrel) at mostly 5 to 20 yards with the occasional one out to...
by earlmck
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some Old Winchester 88 and Savage 99 Advertizements
Replies: 5
Views: 239

Re: Some Old Winchester 88 and Savage 99 Advertizements

Ah yes. Some fine looking rifles there!

Brings back some memories: thanks for posting those Steve.
by earlmck
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New air rifle settling down
Replies: 20
Views: 507

Re: New air rifle settling down

Looks like a pretty good group and getting better, whats it do at 20 yards? I thought the 20 yard shoot was a good idea so I tried it with my Gamo pellets and a couple other nicer-appearing pellets by RWS. Here was the result: Norica20yds9602.jpg I couldn't tell much difference between pellets at 1...
by earlmck
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1894 Front Sight
Replies: 6
Views: 246

Re: Winchester 1894 Front Sight

Heck with messing with the front sight -- get yourself a tang sight (like the previous owner probably used!) and you'll never look back. I've started using the Marble's tangs where you get the sight base and can then add the riser of your choice. If you get the regular Marble's all-in-one sight they...
by earlmck
Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New air rifle settling down
Replies: 20
Views: 507

Re: New air rifle settling down

Earl, that's promising for an inexpensive springer. I'd be real tempted to feed it some H&Ns and JSBs just to see if it likes them. I have a few other types pellets hanging around and get similar results: I think the rifle is objecting more to my "bench rest" technique than to the type of pellet I ...
by earlmck
Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finally Got Around to Chronoing My New Loads
Replies: 16
Views: 431

Re: Finally Got Around to Chronoing My New Loads

mickbr wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 5:20 am
Nice load data. So anyone know what the safe maximum pressures are for the rossi 1892?
Rossi offers the rifle chambered for 454 Casull which is a 65k psi cartridge. So the rifle is a good platform for load testing.
by earlmck
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1873 toggle action
Replies: 14
Views: 512

Re: 1873 toggle action

Friend of mine got one of the new Henry rifles that Henry is making these days. We still don't know what did the dirty deed, but he got a waaay excess pressure load somehow in this 44-40. Probably double charge of Unique though Larry is such a careful reloader I don't see how. But it happened. Case ...
by earlmck
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marbles tang sight. IMPRESSIVE.
Replies: 9
Views: 377

Re: Marbles tang sight. IMPRESSIVE.

I have several of these Marble's tang sights and like them. But a few days ago, right in the middle of a levergun shoot at our local range I pulled the post right off my rifle, dumping the tiny ball bearings into the gravel. So just for grins, every so often you might want to check that little dinky...
by earlmck
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finally Got Around to Chronoing My New Loads
Replies: 16
Views: 431

Re: Finally Got Around to Chronoing My New Loads

Several years ago an early lot of Lil 'gun was recalled. You might check your lot # with Hodgdon. I hadn't heard that -- thanks for the info: I'll bet I've got a half-used jug of that recall stuff. So ignore anything I have said about Lil' gun. And 18 grains of my stuff in a Starline case would def...
by earlmck
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New air rifle settling down
Replies: 20
Views: 507

New air rifle settling down

A few months ago gamekeeper reported on his good results with an inexpensive Norica air rifle. I looked for the same model here but at that time they didn't import that one. But there were some good looking ones for not a lot of money and I bought one with enough more poop than my present Crossman t...
by earlmck
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nickel plated cases question
Replies: 20
Views: 425

Re: Nickel plated cases question

We need a little more info Jerry if we're going to give educated help. Picture of the case and the headstamp maybe. I've not ever had such a trouble as described in many years of loading 357 of both brass and nickle-plated. And haven't used lube since I got my first carbide die (which was a Herter's...
by earlmck
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finally Got Around to Chronoing My New Loads
Replies: 16
Views: 431

Re: Finally Got Around to Chronoing My New Loads

Good day at the range indeed Steve. And we're starting to have some nice weather for range testing around these parts too, though at about 3000' less elevation. I bought a jug of Lil' gun several years ago and have used several pounds of it up, all in rifles of one sort or another. I get good result...
by earlmck
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is this for real
Replies: 26
Views: 900

Re: Is this for real

Little Jane had a lot of political company at the time. She went on to become a "woman of the century" and some of her fellow traitors took over academia to give us the cesspool we have today in our major universities. Interesting times, these past 50 years...
by earlmck
Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hey Shasta
Replies: 24
Views: 552

Re: Hey Shasta

Good grief! That was a close call and a harrowing experience. The flames exploding like that and traffic not moving ahead must have been a near heart-stopping experience. Sure glad you and the girls made it out of there Shasta.
by earlmck
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New mould to play with
Replies: 9
Views: 285

Re: New mould to play with

Nice! Those bullets will do some damage to varmits. I use Ranch dogs 115gr gas checked bullets and they shoot great in all my guns. Good choice! I have that Ranch Dog bullet mould too Ben: just about my favorite all-time cast bullet that I size on down to .310 or .309 and use in all the 30's as wel...
by earlmck
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hey Shasta
Replies: 24
Views: 552

Re: Hey Shasta

That was a really nasty fire that generated a "fire tornado" at one point and burned over 1000 homes in the Redding, California area. I know Shasta lives somewhere in that part of the world and if he wasn't personally burned out he likely has friends who were...
by earlmck
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hey Shasta
Replies: 24
Views: 552

Hey Shasta

Did you survive that Carr fire?
by earlmck
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New mould to play with
Replies: 9
Views: 285

Re: New mould to play with

Hey Earl, I use starting fluid, (ether) to de-oil my moulds before casting. Blow them off with the air hose after the ether. Works for me. Really like the looks of that point but wonder how it would feed in a 92/ 32-20. I've tried brake cleaner, carb cleaner, lacquer thinner, paint thinner, alcohol...
by earlmck
Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New mould to play with
Replies: 9
Views: 285

New mould to play with

I had never had a MP mould, never cast with a brass mould, never played with hollow point moulds. So last February I put my name in on a "group buy" deal over on the "singleactions" forum. So this new mould shows up a couple of days ago. Certainly a beautiful thing in its shiny brass glory MPmould95...
by earlmck
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 1895 500 s&w
Replies: 21
Views: 636

Re: Marlin 1895 500 s&w

So I have come to the conclusion that I personally don't need a 50 cal levergun. Of course unless it's one of the black powder 50 cal cartridges, then that would be Super Cool! :D Yeah, I'm with you Ben -- don't ever again need anything thats gonna' kick the peewadin outa' me. Now if Bighorn Armory...
by earlmck
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My brand new Marlin 1889 in .25-20
Replies: 25
Views: 534

Re: My brand new Marlin 1889 in .25-20

I had been missing your posts Alphawolf -- but I see you have kept gainfully busy. Fantastic!
by earlmck
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 1895 500 s&w
Replies: 21
Views: 636

Re: Marlin 1895 500 s&w

Yikes! I wouldn't think the old Marlin would be up to a big 60k psi cartridge.
by earlmck
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No lead shooting range
Replies: 15
Views: 493

Re: No lead shooting range

I would think a "no lead" policy would put the shooting range out of business: it wouldn't be able to compete with ranges on this east side of the mountains.
by earlmck
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A prairie dog expedition
Replies: 9
Views: 333

Re: A prairie dog expedition

Now that sounds like a fine way to spend a day Jerry. "Zippered"? Is that kinda' similar to "unzipped"?
by earlmck
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grandson Birthday Card to Me
Replies: 8
Views: 238

Re: Grandson Birthday Card to Me

Good one, CRS. :lol:
by earlmck
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Great Grandpa's 30-30
Replies: 21
Views: 547

Re: Great Grandpa's 30-30

Yes, that is one very fine "honest rifle". It might reduce the dollar value but adds to the "honesty" that ggpa tired of the saddle ring and filed it off. I have an old Savage 99 that had the same thing done. And taking the old babe out and giving it some attention and a wipe-down is a good thing to...
by earlmck
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The older I get the less I know... about reloading...
Replies: 7
Views: 364

Re: The older I get the less I know... about reloading...

I, oh so, badly want to say: "You get what you pay for". :lol: :lol: :lol: Thanks for the good thoughts fellows. I don't have any 32/20 cases to try anything more at the moment -- I finished all I had using the Herter's die and those may last another decade the way I shoot. Yep -- Imperial is my "g...
by earlmck
Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hi All. Savage 99 .30-30
Replies: 20
Views: 525

Re: Hi All. Savage 99 .30-30

Dang Muddly, sounds like you got a peach of a '99. And a heckuva deal too. When you go tang sight shopping you probably know that Marble's make 'em so they are available new if you have trouble finding a "vintage" one. But while you are looking keep an eye out for one of the old babes that use the t...
by earlmck
Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 'merica....
Replies: 14
Views: 571

Re: 'merica....

Sixgun wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:35 pm
Doc......Atlantic Ocean ? You can CCw in md...nj...ny....???.
I'm guessing he spent a little time picking his route. Maybe trended a little southerly toward a friendlier climate.
by earlmck
Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The older I get the less I know... about reloading...
Replies: 7
Views: 364

The older I get the less I know... about reloading...

I have a couple of m92 25/20's, and have loaded for them for a long time. My dies are "Herters" which I bought new, so that gives you some idea I've been doing it for a while. One of them is a shade-tree gunsmith job where somebody screwed a m53 barrel on an old m92 frame and did a fair job of makin...
by earlmck
Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Honoring our Thunderchief drivers
Replies: 5
Views: 403

Re: Honoring our Thunderchief drivers

I thought I knew about the stupidity of the "Rolling Thunder" strategy -- all the "off limits" targets, the multiple days returning to the same heavily protected target -- but I hadn't known about sharing the target info with the enemy :evil: . Hanging would have been too easy on that McNamara bunch.
by earlmck
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: QuickLoad 3.9 Powders
Replies: 2
Views: 196

Re: QuickLoad 3.9 Powders

Surely do miss our friend John de Fresno -- he would know. Several years ago I got sucked into an "update" and got no powders of interest added. So last update John de posted the list of powders and the only thing that had been added was the new IMR powders -- none of the new Alliants. But that may ...
by earlmck
Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday earlmck.
Replies: 10
Views: 280

Re: Happy Birthday earlmck.

Much thanks fellers. I was off visiting family for a week or so and got out of computer range -- but not out of ammunition. Let's go shoot something!
by earlmck
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1892 heavy loads 44mag
Replies: 10
Views: 474

Re: Winchester 1892 heavy loads 44mag

You can get the velocities you are talking about with H110 or similar but your problem will be accuracy with that long bullet. For reasons I can not figure, the makers of 44 mag rifles put a very slow twist in the things (like 1:38!). My big disappointment in my Rossi 44 mag is how poorly it does wi...
by earlmck
Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Maine + Moose Equals......
Replies: 9
Views: 429

Re: Maine + Moose Equals......

Bill in Oregon wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:50 am
Darryl, was anyone killed in that collision? Looks unsurvivable.
Yeah, there had to be more fatalities come out of that collision than just the moose...
by earlmck
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: He aint chicken
Replies: 13
Views: 676

Re: He aint chicken

JerryB wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:02 pm
I reckon that little game cock can take care of his self.
Yep; I'll bet he's tough enough to wear pink.
by earlmck
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Story of a 1903 Springfield.
Replies: 10
Views: 667

Re: Story of a 1903 Springfield.

fordwannabe wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:25 am
Nice. thanks for sharing that.
I'll second that motion. Sad how much company Mr. Grey has on this side of the pond among his fellow journalists.
by earlmck
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lee Precision customer service
Replies: 8
Views: 662

Re: Lee Precision customer service

Good to know about the Lee customer service. Most of my dies are Lee (price, properly shaped expander, ability to remove a stuck case, price) but like piller says, they get Hornady lock rings.
by earlmck
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: QuickLoad - Quickly Find Similar Powders for Load
Replies: 7
Views: 424

Re: QuickLoad - Quickly Find Similar Powders for Load

Dang John, I've been using QuickLoad for several years and you still showed me new stuff. Thanks!

And how the heck do you get those "screen shots" for your post like that? Nifty!
by earlmck
Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just like I take the dented cans of soup..
Replies: 16
Views: 895

Re: Just like I take the dented cans of soup..

Is it hard to find brass for that?
by earlmck
Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My first levergun silhouette shoot
Replies: 9
Views: 355

Re: My first levergun silhouette shoot

That long skinny 25 might have been the 25-20 Single Shot case. Yes, that 's the one. Must be kinda' challenging to find brass -- next time I see him I'm going to ask what he does for brass. And see what bullet he is using. Another fellow had a custom 25 cal. single shot but had it chambered for th...
by earlmck
Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My first levergun silhouette shoot
Replies: 9
Views: 355

My first levergun silhouette shoot

Some local folks hold a silhouette shoot on the last weekend of the month on a range about 30 miles south of town. I went out to shoot with them on Sunday, my first time ever to do such a thing in an organized sort of way. They shoot 22's first, then 25's, and then "handgun caliber levers". I didn't...
by earlmck
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: smallest powder charge for this result
Replies: 25
Views: 1101

Re: smallest powder charge for this result

btw no sign of bullseye as an option, too fast burning for this heavy bullet maybe? Oops -- my bad. I missed bullseye somehow on my QuickLoad query but it is a very viable alternative. With the same inputs as I used for all the others QL says 3.3 grains of bullseye would get the 1000 fps velocity a...
by earlmck
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Adventures with 38/40
Replies: 3
Views: 395

Adventures with 38/40

I want to use my recently-acquired 1873 for a Levergun silhouette shoot this coming week-end so I went out a couple of days ago to practice with the old babe and develop sight settings out to 200 yards. 210 grain gas-check with the "semi-combustible filler" I have posted on here previously. First sh...