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by earlmck
Fri May 20, 2022 11:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone still shooting handgun silhouette?
Replies: 21
Views: 240

Re: Anyone still shooting handgun silhouette?

Our group is still shooting twice a month. I'm headed out tomorrow with the Ruger GP100, Rossi 357 (both of those will be shooting the same load of H108 pushing the 135 grain Ranch Dog style bullet) and will also shoot the Rem 14 1/2 38/40 which has been neglected for the last couple of years. I kee...
by earlmck
Wed May 11, 2022 9:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stevens 425
Replies: 8
Views: 286

Re: Stevens 425

Yes, what Paul said about the pictures. And the Leverguns site doesn't allow high resolution pictures; When I keep mine at or under 900 pixels in width I seem to no longer get them rejected. And a big "Welcome!" to a fellow bringing a very interesting levergun to the camp fire.
by earlmck
Mon May 09, 2022 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 22 mag reloading?
Replies: 17
Views: 383

Re: 22 mag reloading?

QuickLoad does indeed show the 22 mag -"experiment" for estimations. Poking in Speer's 46 grain projectile and 3.4 grains Power Pistol shows 21k psi and 1730 fps (20" bbl) with Pmax for the cartridge shown as 27.5k psi. So that looks quite plausible. 5 grains of 2400 QL shows as also producing 21k p...
by earlmck
Sun May 08, 2022 11:09 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: I found a free-view of "2000 Mules"...
Replies: 13
Views: 273

Re: I found a free-view of "2000 Mules"...

Should be enough evidence shown here to start identifying the mules and then working back up the chain toward the top. Orange jumpsuits are much too dignified for these scumbags. And along the lines of "getting us into a war" doc, look at our administration folks bragging about helping Ukrainians ki...
by earlmck
Wed May 04, 2022 12:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lever Silhouette shooting with the Handgun Silhouetters
Replies: 4
Views: 164

Re: Lever Silhouette shooting with the Handgun Silhouetters

. Hey, at least it's a "pistol cartridge" levergun.... 8) Yeah, I think I usually call them "pistol cartridge" when posting here but all our group's literature refers to them as "pistol caliber" and I fall into it without thinking. I think that's what the NRA originally called the class. Heck, mayb...
by earlmck
Tue May 03, 2022 11:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buffalo massacre in Oregon
Replies: 13
Views: 611

Re: Buffalo massacre in Oregon

Nice going man. It's fun to just shoot, but it's also fun to place, ain't it. I miss our Lever Action Silly wet. I still have my match rifle but haven't shot it since the range closed. Yes, this is a fantastic facility. 1100 members so you'd think it would be a busy place, but when I go out during ...
by earlmck
Tue May 03, 2022 2:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lever Silhouette shooting with the Handgun Silhouetters
Replies: 4
Views: 164

Lever Silhouette shooting with the Handgun Silhouetters

My local range (the COSSA range east of Bend, Oregon) has a bunch of members and a variety of different shoots but there are no Cowboy Silhouette shoots. My group (the Pine Mountain Riflemen Buffalo Shooters) shoots some leverguns at some silhouetted targets but these are all clanger type targets an...
by earlmck
Sat Apr 30, 2022 11:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 62gr bullet+Trail Boss?
Replies: 17
Views: 470

Re: 62gr bullet+Trail Boss?

I also have used TrailBoss for accurate low power loads with jacketed bullets, but have not done so in .223 as I don't imagine it would cycle the action in my AR. I asked QuickLoad about your 62 grain bullet and it thinks 7.5 grains of it would get you about 1750 fps and 30k psi at 100% fill (2.26" ...
by earlmck
Thu Apr 28, 2022 11:40 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Ivermectin Musings....
Replies: 241
Views: 31702

Re: Ivermectin Musings....

Here in my state of Oregon the Health Authority quit handing out press releases touting the vaccines but their web site is still giving out statistics showing the vaccines give some protection from catching Covid and quite a lot of protection from getting a serious case. But I read that the British ...
by earlmck
Thu Apr 28, 2022 11:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buffalo massacre in Oregon
Replies: 13
Views: 611

Re: Buffalo massacre in Oregon

Fun! Did the 92 shoot your loads constantly? The gun was shooting fine but at the start I hadn't yet got sight settings for anything but the 50 yard. I wanted to shoot the new baby and so loaned my 25/20 to friend Butch and he took second place which was a good result. By the end of the match I had...
by earlmck
Thu Apr 28, 2022 6:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buffalo massacre in Oregon
Replies: 13
Views: 611

Re: Buffalo massacre in Oregon

Earl you did some fine shooting there, pard! I miss that range and I miss having a hamburger with you at the Tastee Treet. Good memories. 8) Question: Which model Trapdoor are you shooting, and if it is an 1884 with the Buffington sights, have you taken any special measures to be able to see them? ...
by earlmck
Thu Apr 28, 2022 11:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buffalo massacre in Oregon
Replies: 13
Views: 611

Buffalo massacre in Oregon

I spent last weekend shooting buffalo at our local gun range (the steel kind of buffs that you don't have to gut and skin, and where even a hit on the horn counts). We do a "shoot whatever you brung" thing on Thursday for just sighting in and general playing around and then on Friday we shoot "milit...
by earlmck
Mon Apr 25, 2022 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New enhanced and revised version of Down Range Data by Falin and McPherson
Replies: 4
Views: 363

Re: New enhanced and revised version of Down Range Data by Falin and McPherson

Thanks for the heads-up Tutt. Got my copy on the way.

Just back from my first buffalo shoot of the year. Kinda' pitiful at the 1000 yard buff: maybe could use some help!

Although I suspect "over-experienced eyeball" syndrome.
by earlmck
Mon Apr 25, 2022 11:00 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: How are today's Democrats not Bolsheviks...?
Replies: 7
Views: 161

Re: How are today's Democrats not Bolsheviks...?

For the old-time Democrat -- pro-America, pro-choice, pro-free speech, pro-social/economic safety net,... they just have no home anymore. Democrat party left them in the dust some years ago; voting Democrat is just a reflex, kinda' similar to the leg jump from a pithed frog.
by earlmck
Mon Apr 18, 2022 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Mould Arrived
Replies: 11
Views: 353

Re: New Mould Arrived

It was my understanding that the black powder loading didn’t really crimp to keep the bullet from setting back because it was sitting on the powder. Sure Tycer I'll bet you're right: that's just how it would be loaded with black powder. Those old boys would have only needed to crimp stuff that migh...
by earlmck
Mon Apr 18, 2022 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Mould Arrived
Replies: 11
Views: 353

Re: New Mould Arrived

That's perzactly the bullet I usually load in 32/20. It works fine crimped in the crimp groove when shot in the Savage 23 bolt gun I got from jdad a few years ago, but when loaded for the Browning I used to own I had to load it much shorter. The Browning was throated just like your Marlin. Just last...
by earlmck
Mon Apr 18, 2022 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 357 180XTP in 1:30 twist barrel
Replies: 17
Views: 462

Re: 357 180XTP in 1:30 twist barrel

I have been one of those who whimpered about the poor accuracy of 180 grain bullets in a Rossi levergun. I have a very nice 180 grain LBT mould which throws 2 gas-check and 2 plain-base bullets that has produced thousands of bullets for my Ruger GP100 (mostly using the plain based ones) and I was lo...
by earlmck
Sat Apr 16, 2022 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making .22 Longs out of .22 Long Rifles?
Replies: 22
Views: 760

Re: Making .22 Longs out of .22 Long Rifles?

This could get interesting: nice find on that article Doc; I'd not before read that shorts and longs are .222 and long rifles .223. I don't have any longs in my stash, but the few shorts I have do indeed mike .222 and all my long rifles of several brands mike at least .223 with some Aquila going .22...
by earlmck
Sat Apr 16, 2022 2:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making .22 Longs out of .22 Long Rifles?
Replies: 22
Views: 760

Re: Making .22 Longs out of .22 Long Rifles?

Interesting question Mike. I don't have any real life experience with this but... my rather elderly version of QuickLoad has 22 Long Rifle in its program for "experimental" purposes, showing a maximum pressure allowable of just under 30k psi. I played with this a little bit -- 1.3 grains of Hodgdon'...
by earlmck
Sun Apr 10, 2022 10:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 336 score
Replies: 10
Views: 620

Re: 336 score

That one doesn't have any stories to tell. But it wasn't going to tell them to you anyway.

Nice find!
by earlmck
Sun Apr 10, 2022 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making bullets for the 35 Remington
Replies: 12
Views: 740

Re: Making bullets for the 35 Remington

You probably think Earl must have a very sophisticated formula for coming up with this "ladder" of loads with all those decimal pointed loads. Well there may be a bunch of decimal points in the powder grains, but there were only nice big fat even numbers on the Redding powder measure I used to throw...
by earlmck
Sun Apr 10, 2022 2:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making bullets for the 35 Remington
Replies: 12
Views: 740

Re: Making bullets for the 35 Remington

Well this didn't happen very fast but I finally got some range time with loads from that bullet-making event. Here's a pic of the rifle I'll use in the Levergun Buffalo Shoot in a couple of weeks Marlin35Rem0144.jpg And the loads I was trying out (these are several different levels using 5744 and th...
by earlmck
Sat Apr 09, 2022 12:30 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Gotta admit I'm not sure what to think about this case...
Replies: 3
Views: 329

Re: Gotta admit I'm not sure what to think about this case...

Sounds like the jury managed to sift through the pig manure and find some kernels of truth.
by earlmck
Sat Apr 09, 2022 12:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 38/40 lead alloy?
Replies: 7
Views: 491

Re: 38/40 lead alloy?

I've been finding "range lead" which is lead salvaged from shooting ranges for sale. Stuff has been running about 8 to 10 on the BHN scale which is pretty soft and would be just fine for your low-velocity loads. Heck, pure lead would work fine at those levels but if you have it buy it the pure lead ...
by earlmck
Fri Apr 01, 2022 1:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: VIETNAM VET DAY
Replies: 17
Views: 697

Re: VIETNAM VET DAY

I believe there are a fair sprinkling of levergunners who are also members of that Tonkin Gulf yacht club. My yacht was the Bon Homme, CVA 31.
by earlmck
Fri Apr 01, 2022 1:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thank You Vietnam Veterans!
Replies: 13
Views: 536

Re: Thank You Vietnam Veterans!

Sure is good to see our military folks treated nicely; feels so much better this way. We surely know how quick that can turn. I was lucky and never had bad experiences with vet organizations -- didn't realize it was happening I guess. GI Bill put me through college and Oregon Vet dept gave me a low-...
by earlmck
Sun Mar 13, 2022 12:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is your age ?
Replies: 54
Views: 1815

Re: What is your age ?

I'm right in the middle of my lucky age -- double 7. I'm glad to be in with a bunch of young folks on the forum here: I get a leetle nervous hanging around my buffalo shootin' group where I'm one of the young guys.
by earlmck
Sun Mar 13, 2022 12:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Diabetic wound
Replies: 33
Views: 1091

Re: Diabetic wound

Yikes! That looks nasty.
by earlmck
Sun Mar 13, 2022 12:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ok...NOW what 'search engine' to use....?
Replies: 8
Views: 348

Re: Ok...NOW what 'search engine's to use....?

I think you are the victim of some Google disinformation. I just typed in "the gateway p..." and Gateway Pundit 's homepage popped right up no problem. My Duckduckgo seems to still be working normal. But I'll certainly keep an eye on the thing; we know these tech outfits are not to be trusted.
by earlmck
Sat Mar 05, 2022 12:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: jbox
Replies: 3
Views: 324

Re: jbox

I've always just used the Leverguns "attachments"/ "add files" /"place inline" feature for .jpgs that I just keep within the size limits. Readers have to click on the photo if they want to see it full size but that doesn't seem like too big a deal (to me). Simplifies my life which is a good thing th...
by earlmck
Sat Mar 05, 2022 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: rossi twist and heavy bullets in 44 cal
Replies: 6
Views: 336

Re: rossi twist and heavy bullets in 44 cal

My main bullet for the Redhawk 44 revolver is a 300 grain LBT long-flatnose gas-checked bullet. I was anticipating great things with this bullet out of the Rossi levergun when I acquired the rifle a few years ago. Disappointment! It shoots OK at 50 yards but accuracy goes to poop by 100. I don't see...
by earlmck
Fri Mar 04, 2022 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Win 92, where oh where?
Replies: 44
Views: 1729

Re: Win 92, where oh where?

Just out of curiosity... I did a "Gunbroker" search, "Winchester 92" under "Lever Action Rifles" and came up with 18 actual m92 Winchester rifles. Some of those are newer manufactured ones but most are oldies. Looks like you gotta' be ready to pony up some serious bucks though if you want one of the...
by earlmck
Wed Mar 02, 2022 1:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making bullets for the 35 Remington
Replies: 12
Views: 740

Making bullets for the 35 Remington

This year in our "Buffalo Shooters" monthly shoot I thought I'd try out my Marlin 336A in 35 Remington for the "big levergun" match. I hadn't got very far along with loading up some try-out loads when I hit the bottom of my bullet supply. Nothing to do but fire up the old Lyman pot and pour a bunch ...
by earlmck
Tue Mar 01, 2022 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Issues with my "new" 1950 Marlin 336A
Replies: 6
Views: 496

Re: Issues with my "new" 1950 Marlin 336A

I can help with the jam thing. That is the classic "Marlin jam #1" check this post for directions from me and from NKJ on fixes. https://levergunscommunity.org/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=32740&hilit=+marlin+jam As for the shootin' issues -- that load will want a pretty hard bullet for the 1800fps+ velocity...
by earlmck
Sat Feb 12, 2022 11:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good Read 44 W.C.F.
Replies: 8
Views: 639

Re: Good Read 44 W.C.F.

Thanks for pointing us at that fine 44/40 story, WCG. I enjoyed that.
by earlmck
Fri Feb 11, 2022 2:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 218 bee brass from starline?:(
Replies: 13
Views: 744

Re: 218 bee brass from starline?:(

Very interesting -- there must be a lot about making brass that I have no idea about. They do make quite nice 32/20 brass which I have used to make 25/20 with very little problem. I took a couple of these 25/20s on to 218 Bee just to be sure I could, but fortunately will probably never need to do th...
by earlmck
Tue Feb 08, 2022 2:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BUY a Levergun -- And Live LONGER ! ! !
Replies: 20
Views: 973

Re: BUY a Levergun -- And Live LONGER ! ! !

Griff wrote:
Mon Feb 07, 2022 10:30 pm
ollogger wrote:
Mon Feb 07, 2022 10:20 pm
Well i wonder how much more time i get after trading off a mini 14 for a Ruger 96 in 44 mag? :D
ollogger
It said "...a fine lever action rifle"... :P :P
:lol: Dang Griff -- you're gonna' hurt Doc's feelings!
by earlmck
Tue Feb 08, 2022 2:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finally -- I'm a levergunner again
Replies: 23
Views: 889

Re: Finally -- I'm a levergunner again

Fine lookin' rifle there Bill. Yes indeedy! Uh... didn't you already own that very rifle once before?

This year I'm going to try my trusty 336A on our 500 yard game we do at our range. Hoping those 205 grain Lees will get to 500 yards before I run out of elevation on the old receiver sight.
by earlmck
Sun Feb 06, 2022 1:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reloading Info for a specific Hornady bullet
Replies: 13
Views: 616

Re: Reloading Info for a specific Hornady bullet

Hornady assumes that anybody shooting that premium-priced bullet is going to load for max velocities in "Ruger only" loadings which will require a really good crimp to keep the bullet from "jumping" forward and locking up the cylinder. But the fellow loading 7 grains of Unique for 900 fps or so does...
by earlmck
Thu Feb 03, 2022 12:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: We are frozen in and snowed in .. trapped in the house!
Replies: 30
Views: 1238

Re: We are frozen in and snowed in .. trapped in the house!

Talked with my San Antonio grandkid yesterday. He was getting ready to move his pineapple plant inside for the night.
by earlmck
Wed Feb 02, 2022 4:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Loading for 45 Auto
Replies: 18
Views: 778

Re: Loading for 45 Auto

Now I'm trying to remember if I've got a 45 ACP bullet mold or not. Keep thinking I need a 45 ACP cylinder for the old Vaquero, that would keep fired brass in a more user friendly radius. Yes, the way these flangerbangers treat cases sure does make us old revolver guys cringe. Grandsons and I were ...
by earlmck
Wed Feb 02, 2022 12:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Deer Hunt with 35 Rem (more pics)
Replies: 18
Views: 932

Re: Deer Hunt with 35 Rem

Now that's a really nice buck, Ben. And some good pics. Thanks! I used the same cartridge and Hornady bullet to shoot an elk a few years ago using my Rem 141. Broadside hit, went clear through and the exit wound made a blood trail you could see from 30 feet away. It was a small elk, not a heckuva lo...
by earlmck
Tue Feb 01, 2022 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Loading for 45 Auto
Replies: 18
Views: 778

Loading for 45 Auto

Or -- "Trials and Tribulations of an old revolver guy trying to load for the dad-blasted Automatic thingy" 45Auto065.jpg Been reloading for revolvers for something over 50 years; should be no big deal to do the same for grandkids' newly acquired 45 autos, wouldn't you figure? I think I finally have ...
by earlmck
Thu Jan 27, 2022 12:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coues Whitetail Deer
Replies: 4
Views: 312

Re: Coues Whitetail Deer

Dang fine hunting 'n horses story, Jim. Thanks!
by earlmck
Thu Jan 20, 2022 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How did you celebrate Gun Appreciation Day...?
Replies: 13
Views: 694

Re: How did you celebrate Gun Appreciation Day...?

I guess a number of us old fellers were "appreciating" without knowing it was official -- we had a "work party" at our local range and did a bunch of maintenance stuff. After raking up debris around the meeting room building I put new velcro on the long-range buffalo for holding the "hit-detect " li...
by earlmck
Mon Jan 17, 2022 12:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LED Lights for Off-Road or Winding Country Roads
Replies: 21
Views: 1449

Re: LED Lights for Off-Road or Winding Country Roads

Around these parts those LED lights are quite popular among the --so far small-- percentage of folks who do not dim for oncoming traffic. If I ever succumb to the "goin' postal" urge, those blue lights gonna' be my first targets.
by earlmck
Sun Jan 16, 2022 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This just recently happend to someone getting their 3rd booster ..
Replies: 9
Views: 821

Re: This just recently happend to someone getting their 3rd booster ..

Still have no sense of taste, so it may be the symptom of something else -- but it is a mystery in these pandemic times. Granddaughter of mine is into "alternative medicine", and maybe what you'd call "alternative nutrition". Very anti-vax also. I used to think she was a nutcase -- not nearly so su...
by earlmck
Tue Jan 11, 2022 1:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gas Check Cast Bullet in .35 Remington
Replies: 8
Views: 532

Re: Gas Check Cast Bullet in .35 Remington

If a gas check were to come loose in the case somehow, would the biggest concern be that it could get stuck in the barrel, and cause an earth-shattering kaboom the next shot? Well that would be something to worry about all right! No, my worry is that if the check came off, the bullet wouldn't stay ...
by earlmck
Mon Jan 10, 2022 12:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gas Check Cast Bullet in .35 Remington
Replies: 8
Views: 532

Re: Gas Check Cast Bullet in .35 Remington

That looks like the old standard 35 Remington bullet I have used for years. The Lyman version is round-nosed and that is what I started with; RCBS moulds make the RNFP version like in the picture. And Lee makes their beautiful 6-cavity mould in a version which looks like a copy of the RCBS, and that...
by earlmck
Sun Jan 09, 2022 2:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Doc AJ at 28 thousand and 866 hundred posts!
Replies: 5
Views: 399

Re: Doc AJ at 28 thousand and 866 hundred posts!

I'm with you Tutt: he not only makes detailed and knowledgeable posts on levergun stuff, he keeps us updated on the Great Covid battles with links to lengthy articles and videos on the subject. He can't possibly have time to go in to the office and see patients.