Search found 2293 matches

by earlmck
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Digital auto charge scales and powder?
Replies: 4
Views: 45

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: 24
Views: 269

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: 160

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
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: wanted to buy--25-36 Marlin die set
Replies: 1
Views: 33

Re: wanted to buy--25-36 Marlin die set

Out of curiosity I tried to find out just how the 25-36 Marlin differs from the 25-35 Win and my usual sources failed to give me a dimensional drawing for the Marlin. From my internet reading it looks like you can fire 25-35 ammo in the 25-36 Marlin but shouldn't go the other way because of a length...
by earlmck
Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Levergun Weekend did not work out.
Replies: 6
Views: 276

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: 423

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: 2
Views: 192

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: 276

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: 423

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: 423

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: 138

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: 423

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: 293

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: 423

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: 329

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: 705

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: 247

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: 450

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: 202

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: 531

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: 906

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: 1385

Re: How to post pictures????

Like this dinky thing?
aa120x52x300Savage.jpg
vs this clickable thing?
aa800x350x300Savage.jpg
Aaaaa Haaaaa! Got it. Mucho thanks Paul.
by earlmck
Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to post pictures????
Replies: 15
Views: 1385

Re: How to post pictures????

I thought I had this picture deal figured out, but I guess not. That is a fine looking picture there Buck and I wanted to see it larger, but when I click on it it doesn't show up full-size. How do you do that? I mean -- how did you post that so it doesn't show full size when clicked on?
by earlmck
Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to post pictures????
Replies: 15
Views: 1385

Re: How to post pictures????

And a very nice shot there, John! The little "downside" to the direct method is that the reader of your post has to click on the picture to see it full size if they so desire. But all the regular or semi-regular folks who browse the board know about that little detail, so that's no big deal I would ...
by earlmck
Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Oregon Uh-Oh
Replies: 8
Views: 308

Re: Oregon Uh-Oh

Not quite a felony, jdad -- a "Class A misdemeanor" is the potential charge. (I'm sitting here with a copy of the bill, just having read it again and getting some petition pages run off to get signatures for repeal). Surely we Oregonians can kill this p.o.s. .....but there is also a clause in the bi...
by earlmck
Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Oregon Uh-Oh
Replies: 8
Views: 308

Re: Oregon Uh-Oh

. I've heard that Oregon Governor Brown got a bill passed that allows anybody to drop a dime on any person, claiming that the person (s) is/ are of unsound mind. . It is a very bad law, but not quite that extreme. The person making the claim is to be a close relative of the disturbed person, or som...
by earlmck
Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Repro 92s in .25 WCF
Replies: 33
Views: 906

Re: Repro 92s in .25 WCF

I've shot a lot of sage rats and jack rabbits with the 25/20 and can tell you there is a big difference in the level of "thwap" between the old factory loads intended to be safe in an 1873 Win and the handloads a fellow might build for use in a m92. My critter-shooting load of an 87 grain fpgc at ar...
by earlmck
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Evacuation thinkin'
Replies: 19
Views: 650

Re: Evacuation thinkin'

I lied. I have a 10-22... BTW There has to be a complaint or demostic violence incidennt for confisca tion, suppposeidly.... I read the bill our democlowns passed, mikld -- there does indeed have to be a complaint. But that complaint can come from any close relative, household member, or ex-househo...
by earlmck
Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy solar eclipse
Replies: 24
Views: 640

Re: Happy solar eclipse

Yep, we're nicely on the way out of totality here -- working on my third cup of coffee :D
by earlmck
Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Switching the shoe to the other foot...
Replies: 4
Views: 310

Re: Switching the shoe to the other foot...

Yeah, you nailed it Doc: those folks are pretty sadly predictable. Saw on the news tonight there was a march for "Free Speech" in Boston. 100 people in the march and 40,000 chanting them down. At least that's the numbers Fox News reported. This nation is going totally freaking nuts. I spent a good p...
by earlmck
Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lee "Quick Trim"
Replies: 15
Views: 774

Re: Lee "Quick Trim"

Coupla' notes. I was wrong about 300 Savage not being made: I just had to go to the Lee web site to buy it. Which I did and trimmed a bunch of 300 Savage brass yesterday. And it does take a little experience using the thing to get the "feel" of when it is done. Lubing the cutter shaft for smoother t...
by earlmck
Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lee "Quick Trim"
Replies: 15
Views: 774

Re: Lee "Quick Trim"

Does the die lock ring have an o-ring like some of the other ones do? Just looked at the LEE site and it looks as if you have to buy the die body and the cutter separately, am I seeing that right? That site has me a bit confused this morning. Joe You've got it figured Joe: Yes to both -- o-ring in ...
by earlmck
Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lee "Quick Trim"
Replies: 15
Views: 774

Re: Lee "Quick Trim"

Never used one of those, but I'm interested. How does the die hold adjustments? Can you take it in and out o the press without having to readjust it? I'm currently using and old Forster trimmer and it's great, until I have to readjust it after changing cartridges. If I could set it and forget it I ...
by earlmck
Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm back!
Replies: 16
Views: 573

Re: I'm back!

Good to have you back M. M.
by earlmck
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: August 2017 Levergun Postal Match
Replies: 14
Views: 801

Re: August 2017 Levergun Postal Match

Earl and a couple of grandkids took the Levergun challenge today: temp about 75 degrees and a nice little overcast (mostly smoke) to make the lighting really nice. As you can see I really whumped up on these young'uns. And I should note that neither kid complained about the green fiber-optic front s...
by earlmck
Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bit of luck
Replies: 9
Views: 482

Re: Bit of luck

You did well, 6pt. I also made a nifty score yesterday -- 300 rounds of "new" unprimed Herter's brass for 222magnum. Estate sale -- must have been an interesting fellow from the looks of all the nifty reloading tools and components. Wish I could have met him before his goodies became "Estate sale" s...
by earlmck
Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Collet dies for levers, yea or nay?
Replies: 10
Views: 422

Re: Collet dies for levers, yea or nay?

You are referring to Lee's collet neck sizing dies, aren't you wecsoger? Those nifty sizers that squeeze the neck down around a mandrel and so allow us to neck size without the need for any messy lube. Yeah, I like them and used them happily until I got carried away and got multiple rifles in my fav...
by earlmck
Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Range day
Replies: 13
Views: 769

Re: Range day

A good day for sure! And a covered shooting area on a hot, sunny day is such a nice touch, too. :mrgreen:
by earlmck
Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lee "Quick Trim"
Replies: 15
Views: 774

Lee "Quick Trim"

Anybody else a fan of this handy little thing? QuickTrim9342.jpg QuickTrim9343.jpg Trimming is my least-favorite reloading task. The Lyman trimmer for the drill press takes care of the "trim" portion of the task in short order but doesn't speed up the inside/outside champfer part, which is where the...
by earlmck
Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: WTHeck Are They Resisting?
Replies: 11
Views: 637

Re: WTHeck Are They Resisting?

We knew the "swamp" was really deep and really full of nasty beasts. I have to admit I didn't realize it was this deep and the beasts were this nasty and this well-entrenched. Go Donald!
by earlmck
Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Up and Running Again
Replies: 8
Views: 457

Re: Up and Running Again

I took the old bike on a favorite jaunt of mine that I make once or twice a year. About 100 miles, part of it on washboardy gravel road but you are rewarded by some real fine twisty stuff on paved (sort of paved?) Forest Service roads. Last year when I did it I remember the knees ached a little bit,...
by earlmck
Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Up and Running Again
Replies: 8
Views: 457

Re: Up and Running Again

It sounds like you took good advantage of the down time before the knee got ready for steady use. One thing they don't tell you about the new knee that would be good to know is that it keeps getting better and stronger for at least a year or year and a half. Which also means that it takes that year ...
by earlmck
Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94 carbine or rifle?
Replies: 23
Views: 1071

Re: Winchester 94 carbine or rifle?

I am a fellow who has always preferred the longer barrels and have never been bothered by an extra pound of rifle if it comes from the barrel end of things. So I like the feel of my 26" bbl m94 32 Spcl rifle. With the Marble's tang sight and fiber-optic front it tips the scale at an even 8# but I fe...
by earlmck
Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester .44-40 in the Bush
Replies: 15
Views: 774

Re: Winchester .44-40 in the Bush

Thanks for taking us on your hunting adventure. Great pics!
by earlmck
Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On Creating Stonehenge
Replies: 9
Views: 702

Re: On Creating Stonehenge

How about that! I do believe he showed us how it was done.
by earlmck
Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday earlmck
Replies: 9
Views: 305

Re: Happy Birthday earlmck

Much thanks fellers. The wife and I have agreed to ignore these things (birthdays) but that doesn't seem to have helped much. I celebrated by messing around with 300 Savage loading (posted elsewhere) and also got in a nice nap.
by earlmck
Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Playing with the 300 Savage
Replies: 3
Views: 353

Playing with the 300 Savage

I got a new bullet mould a few weeks ago -- said to be a CE Harris design especially for the 300 Savage. I couldn't pass up something so advertised, so I bought it -- 6-cavity Lee which can turn out a nice batch of bullets in a short time. 30130LeeMould8705.jpg Here is the bullet -- powder coated/ga...
by earlmck
Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New (looking) 300 Savage brass
Replies: 2
Views: 287

New (looking) 300 Savage brass

I check out the "swappin' and sellin" section over on "Castboolits" fairly regularly. Last week a fellow was selling a nice chunk of 300 Savage brass which I jumped on. You know how that is -- you figure most of it will be once-fired and maybe there will be a few that have been reloaded. This stuff ...
by earlmck
Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Primer shipping/storage
Replies: 4
Views: 417

Re: Primer shipping/storage

Good question Mikld -- I also would be interested to know how the big outfits get their primers. And I am on the side that figures "original containers" is the answer to our personal storage. That's why it'll be a cold day you know where before I buy another Federal primer. I have a good primer stor...
by earlmck
Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If you like Savage 1899's
Replies: 5
Views: 464

Re: If you like Savage 1899's

Oh yes, I like it! That is one very fine elderly rifle; thanks for the link, jdad.