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by earlmck
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lee Quick Trim -- update
Replies: 2
Views: 54

Lee Quick Trim -- update

A couple of months ago I mentioned that I had used the Lee Quick Trim Deluxe when I was faced with a bushel of 223's that needed trimming, as it does the inside/outside champfer at the same time as the trim-to-length. Still a lot of work but better than my old way of using the Lyman drill press atta...
by earlmck
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .38 WCF Ammo. Pic.
Replies: 7
Views: 146

Re: .38 WCF Ammo. Pic.

A fine picture! Those 19th century 10mm's are some of my favorites.
by earlmck
Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tried out a Henry yesterday. Wow!
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Tried out a Henry yesterday. Wow!

Friend Butch got a new Henry "Big Boy" rifle in 357 as an anniversary present. Nice wife! We tried it out a few days ago to see how it did with a variety of our reloads and the open sights it came with. Took a fair amount of sight drifting but got pretty well on board with it and it seemed to feed a...
by earlmck
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 10 Fun Facts
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re: 10 Fun Facts

Got me every time :oops:
by earlmck
Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BigSky56.
Replies: 6
Views: 350

Re: BigSky56.

Yes, we are way overdue for some of BigSky's fine pictures. He should have had all the cows home a month ago.
by earlmck
Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Veterans Day Doe -- with a Levergun!
Replies: 11
Views: 349

Re: Veterans Day Doe -- with a Levergun!

Very well done. And thanks for sharing that great story!
by earlmck
Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need Help to Find Front Sights for Winchester 94 (pre64)
Replies: 7
Views: 220

Re: Need Help to Find Front Sights for Winchester 94 (pre64)

Dhillon, that appears to me to be dovetailed in. Pound that sight out of there (left to right), measure the height, and order your fiber optic of choice. I like green best but you have several options as you have no doubt noticed. They normally supply the replacement sight slightly oversized so you ...
by earlmck
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Moose in Oregon
Replies: 3
Views: 238

Re: Moose in Oregon

I'm sure the moose are being hunted now, just not by us two-legged hunters. Oregon's growing wolf packs will keep the moose population well in check. And I have never seen a mention of moose in Oregon in any of the historical accounts I have read, which would include all of Peter Skene Ogden's journ...
by earlmck
Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sure made me laugh
Replies: 12
Views: 742

Re: Sure made me laugh

Hah! Good one Bill. But one night in a fox hole and I'd have to have a young guy around to pull me out and stand me up. And then it'd be hours before I could do more than shuffle along. I'm just going to have to wait for the terrorists to come to me -- not up to going off looking for them.
by earlmck
Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Winchester 25/35
Replies: 21
Views: 1179

Re: New Winchester 25/35

Very impressive use of a 25/35, Shrapnel. And a nice looking one you have -- which of course you would. I had no idea the little cartridge might be grizzly medicine! Somehow the 1:8 twist of these rifles had escaped my attention and it surprised me when I read about it (after I'd sent for this one)....
by earlmck
Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Glenfield 30A (1977)...again
Replies: 8
Views: 406

Re: Glenfield 30A (1977)...again

A fine and honest rifle. And what a nice touch to find those cartridges under the butt plate.
by earlmck
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Winchester 25/35
Replies: 21
Views: 1179

Re: New Winchester 25/35

I am badly remiss in my duties: I was going to spend some time with the new baby and make a proper report. Got out one time and the wind was blowing so hard it blew my chronograph over. I got just enough shooting done to find that what I thought was proper neck tension got me wider velocity deviatio...
by earlmck
Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shoulder replacement?
Replies: 20
Views: 435

Re: Shoulder replacement?

Go ahead and get that new shoulder. I put it off for about 5 years too many and had muscle deterioration to the extent that the doc wouldn't use the regular mechanical device but would still do the one they call the "reverse" device where the ball/socket is reversed. For some reason they can do this...
by earlmck
Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Barrel Band, Baby
Replies: 8
Views: 391

Re: Barrel Band, Baby

M.M. Wright has good advice for your 14" twist Savage. But those barrels were turned out with a certain slop in the exactness of twist, so it wouldn't hurt to shoot a few of the factory 100 grains through to see if they will shoot in your new baby. They don't in mine but we all have heard stories of...
by earlmck
Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shoulder replacement?
Replies: 20
Views: 435

Re: Shoulder replacement?

I'd take Winston Churchill's advice on this one: "If the experts tell you it can't be done, and if it absolutely has to be done, then you change experts". Go look for a different shoulder surgeon. In this part of the world we have one surgeon who seems to do 2/3 of the shoulder replacements performe...
by earlmck
Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: mold for a Win 92 .44 mag
Replies: 2
Views: 186

Re: mold for a Win 92 .44 mag

That accurate mould has virtually the same nose as on my NOE mould and it works very nicely for my 44/40 and 44 mag Rossi levers.
by earlmck
Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Not a Levergun .. My Favorite Glock
Replies: 8
Views: 245

Re: Not a Levergun .. My Favorite Glock

Well yeah, I could warm up to a Glock like that one!
by earlmck
Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: see-through suppressors in slow motion
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Re: see-through suppressors in slow motion

Wow! Now that was neat!
by earlmck
Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Winchester 25/35
Replies: 21
Views: 1179

Re: New Winchester 25/35

im gonna load some in the 25-35 and thanks for the tip!! Brad I don't know if it's a tip or not, Brad. I don't have many of those 117 round noses and I do have a couple boxes of the 90 Sierras (that I also use in the 14" twist 250 Savage). So it gives me something to play with in the new rifle. My ...
by earlmck
Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Winchester 25/35
Replies: 21
Views: 1179

New Winchester 25/35

My newly minted Winchester 1894 showed up here last week just in time for me to abandon it and go deer hunting with a couple old friends. I did get some stuff ordered (dies, brass) before I left so it arrived this week. Lee dies, real purty Hornady cases courtesy of Natchez Shooters Supply. Here's s...
by earlmck
Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cabelas
Replies: 80
Views: 3017

Re: Cabelas

If I was ever feeling deprived because there is no Cabela's on this side of the mountain I no longer am! I remain grateful for the two small but friendly gun stores we have in this town and the nearby larger but still friendly ones we have in the area.
by earlmck
Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spent a little more time w/ the 1885
Replies: 9
Views: 291

Re: Spent a little more time w/ the 1885

A fine looking rifle. And nicely done on the pictures, too.

And if you could see anything on that sheet of paper to aim at your eyes are doing very very well!
by earlmck
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tang peep on 73 or 92?
Replies: 10
Views: 401

Re: Tang peep on 73 or 92?

I've had a new marble's on dad's old m92 25/20 for a couple of years now. I like it, especially since I had about quit even trying to shoot the rifle with the original open sights. I hadn't noticed the sight giving me any crimp in my grip style, so I got it out and took a picture pretending to grip ...
by earlmck
Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An Honor
Replies: 10
Views: 356

Re: An Honor

JerryB wrote:
Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:49 pm
I reckon that is about as special honor as a man can get. You must feel that you were entrusted with a very special passenger.
I'll second that! Much thanks for sharing the story.
by earlmck
Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Solved-kinda-Is Anyone having trouble accessing gunsinternational?
Replies: 6
Views: 184

Re: Is Anyone having trouble accessing gunsinternational?

Your link worked fine for me -- I'm on CenturyWest.
by earlmck
Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Refillable 1lb Propane.. Any experiences?
Replies: 6
Views: 339

Re: Refillable 1lb Propane.. Any experiences?

I refilled the little bottles for many years (yeah, those little bottles that they tell you not to refill). In a two week elk-camp we'd go through a fair number of bottles running the propane lanterns and the old tent was not a place where you needed to worry if a little propane leaked out of an ove...
by earlmck
Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: September Levergun Postal Match
Replies: 16
Views: 664

Re: September Levergun Postal Match

Friend Butch and I met up for some tin can blasting today and I got out the competition targets for us. Butch is a levergunner but not a Leverguns.com guy (won't touch a computer). But I thought I'd show his targets anyway since there is a noticeable deficit in the September targets population. We w...
by earlmck
Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Takin' a knee
Replies: 39
Views: 880

Re: Takin' a knee

I was just reading an article in our Sunday paper about NFL viewership being down 15% from last year. The writer of the article attributed this to the NFL games being "boring" compared to college games whose viewership is up. No mention of the possibility that the huge portion of the nation's popula...
by earlmck
Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Levergun ptarmigan, old style
Replies: 25
Views: 560

Re: Levergun ptarmigan, old style

I am so disappointed -- I had hoped you were popping their heads off with a 25/36. Seems like cheatin' to use a shotgun on the lil' fellows.

Great pics: I do believe you have this Imgur figured out nicely. Thanks for sharing!
by earlmck
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Digital auto charge scales and powder?
Replies: 6
Views: 236

Re: Digital auto charge scales and powder?

I use the Hornady regularly so I should be able to answer your question. But nope, I only use it for the powders that don't meter well such as the "dots" and big sticks (and long sticks like your 3031 there). All the balls and Alliant's nice little sticks such as the ReLoader series I meter because ...
by earlmck
Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cabelas
Replies: 80
Views: 3017

Re: Cabelas

In-cred-iboble! The fellows here at either "Prepper-Up" or "Bullseye" in Prineville do not treat a customer like that. Might be worth coming on over the hill next time you need a gun. Give a holler and we'll run out to the local shootin' spot and try her out, too. Oh yeah, I guess there would be a l...
by earlmck
Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bought a new rifle in 25/35
Replies: 7
Views: 335

Bought a new rifle in 25/35

I read in a post on another forum that a fellow had found himself a new rifle in 25/35 on "gunbroker". Naah, can't be true I thinks. But I had to check and .... sure enough there are several shown there in the different configurations. I had just recently visited the "Winchester" site and admired se...
by earlmck
Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Levergun Weekend did not work out.
Replies: 6
Views: 394

Re: My Levergun Weekend did not work out.

So if I put in a 16" bbl rather than a 20" old Quickload doesn't look so good at predicting your velocities. QL thinks you give up 30 fps per inch of bbl, so instead of being 25 fps optimistic it is 100 fps shy. Which might mean it is underestimating your pressures also -- could be 32 grains of H322...
by earlmck
Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gas checks on a plain base bullet
Replies: 14
Views: 579

Re: Gas checks on a plain base bullet

Guess that makes me late to the party. Verrry late to the party. Not the first time, either. :oops:
by earlmck
Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brass @ Graf & Sons
Replies: 3
Views: 371

Re: Brass @ Graf & Sons

That's nice to know Paul -- those can be hard to come by!
Does anybody know who is making Graf's brass for them?
by earlmck
Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Levergun Weekend did not work out.
Replies: 6
Views: 394

Re: My Levergun Weekend did not work out.

Just for grins I looked at your load in QuickLoad, Jim. QL predicted your 130 gr. Speer velocity very closely (2395 vs 2370) at 38k psi (SAAMI max = 42k). QL predicts 33 grains would hit just under max SAAMI pressure and give 2470 fps. LVR powder flat works miracles (as far a velocity is concerned) ...
by earlmck
Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gas checks on a plain base bullet
Replies: 14
Views: 579

Re: Gas checks on a plain base bullet

Earl, that Ruger group is a real dandy. What was your estimated velocity? My notes show that running 1150 fps when I chrono'd it many years ago. Chrono battery had died so I didn't get any updates yesterday like I'd planned. Somebody (surely couldn't have been me) left the chrono turned on when he ...
by earlmck
Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gas checks on a plain base bullet
Replies: 14
Views: 579

Re: Gas checks on a plain base bullet

I got out today for a little shooting -- beautiful cloudy-bright lighting, though the "cloudy" was produced by smoke from the big fire burning up in the Columbia River Gorge north of here. Here was 10 shots with the pop-can gas checked bullets (circled); the other holes were some earlier sighting sh...
by earlmck
Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: QuickLoad Data Error 40 SW and Updated List
Replies: 2
Views: 203

Re: QuickLoad Data Error 40 SW and Updated List

Thanks for your updates John. I'll put 'em in my tables.
by earlmck
Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gas checks on a plain base bullet
Replies: 14
Views: 579

Re: Gas checks on a plain base bullet

Of course I heard about these over on the "castboolits" forum, and got these from n.h.Schmidt who advertises as a "Vendor/Sponsor" under "gas checks" there. These bullets are water-dropped wheelweight, so fairly hard. I applied them using the Star sizer which makes gas-checking quite a lot easier th...
by earlmck
Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 50 BMG Question
Replies: 12
Views: 388

Re: 50 BMG Question

Yes, that would make a fellow nervous -- that bullet has to be made of something besides just the lead and jacket to generate enough pressure to split.
by earlmck
Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gas checks on a plain base bullet
Replies: 14
Views: 579

Gas checks on a plain base bullet

The mould I use for .357 is a 4-cavity LBT that throws two gas-check bullets and two plain base. AlGcCustomer9395.jpg That was a dumb idea (that two and two mould) because when a fellow sets out to cast .357 bullets you either want a bunch of the plain-base ones (I like 'em in the revolver) or you w...
by earlmck
Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gun Values online?
Replies: 10
Views: 369

Re: Gun Values online?

Nate and Marlinman have the right idea on using the "Gunbroker" completed items search. When I do that I like to go ahead and sort by "highest number of bids first" because that will start your list with items that got bid on and you can stop looking when you get to items that closed without ever ge...
by earlmck
Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Range Report Two 45-70's (links to photos)
Replies: 24
Views: 891

Re: Range Report Two 45-70's (links to photos)

Can't fault that shooting a bit Kirk. And nice looking rifles, fine pictures. Thanks for sharing. And my Dupont 4198 can from that era is a medium dark red -- I don't have anything in yellow. Couple shades of blue (4227 and 4064), a brown (4350), a couple other shades of red (4759 and 3031) and a pu...
by earlmck
Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone use a Gracey case trimmer?
Replies: 4
Views: 269

Re: Anyone use a Gracey case trimmer?

I don't know anything about your Gracey trimmer, so can't give any help there. I do know that when faced with about 1500 mixed 223's to trim I abandoned the Lyman/drill press trim set-up I've used for years and got one of the Lee Quick Trim Deluxes purely for the reason that it does the inside/outsi...
by earlmck
Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage 99 questions/comments
Replies: 10
Views: 526

Re: Savage 99 questions/comments

That 99 would have to be in really really nice condition with no or very minor stock cracks (Savage 99's are bad to have cracks in the wood where bedded to the receiver), no extra holes, very little wear in the blue to be worth $800. 300 Savage is a fine cartridge but is not one which is sexy enough...
by earlmck
Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trying to post pics..test 1-2 test
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Re: Trying to post pics..test 1-2 test

Fine pics! Fine rifle! I believe you've got it figured out.
by earlmck
Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .44 WCF and split case mouths
Replies: 17
Views: 609

Re: .44 WCF and split case mouths

I also use the 44 mag expander with the 44/40, because my 44/40 gets loaded with .431 bullets, the same as I believe you are doing and I get a goodly number of reloads (enough that I don't feel the need to keep track of # of loads). I don't think you are doing anything that should give you those nec...
by earlmck
Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Repro 92s in .25 WCF
Replies: 33
Views: 1093

Re: Repro 92s in .25 WCF

Now this fellow http://www.realguns.com/articles/436.htm takes the 25/20 to a whole new power level using a Savage 23B, but says he is staying within SAAMI. On my elderly 25/20 (still has the black-powder era firing pin) the loads with enough uuumph to put the 87 grain bullet above 1800 fps result i...
by earlmck
Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to post pictures????
Replies: 15
Views: 1449

Re: How to post pictures????

Like this dinky thing?
aa120x52x300Savage.jpg
vs this clickable thing?
aa800x350x300Savage.jpg
Aaaaa Haaaaa! Got it. Mucho thanks Paul.