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by earlmck
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Random firearms musings and comments
Replies: 8
Views: 362

Re: Random firearms musings and comments

Along the line of musings... I believe the boys achieved perfection in cartridges with the 357 mag and 44 mag. The revolvers to shoot them lagged a bit but Ruger got there with the Redhawk and GP100. When you have perfection readily available then everything else is just "churning". Yeah, I do a fai...
by earlmck
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Factory engraved Ballard
Replies: 24
Views: 374

Re: Factory engraved Ballard

Oh nice! And thanks for the story and the pictures.

Now you probably used up every last bit of your luck. But just in case there is some left over, run down and buy a lottery ticket.
by earlmck
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cold weather
Replies: 7
Views: 257

Re: Cold weather

Tick in the middle of February? Now that is just rude!
by earlmck
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WHY Liberals Are Confused...
Replies: 19
Views: 488

Re: WHY Liberals Are Confused...

Now that's a picture that truly is worth a thousand words.
by earlmck
Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MP Molds 327 Single Seven Mjolnir Group Buy
Replies: 8
Views: 320

Re: MP Molds 327 Single Seven Mjolnir Group Buy

OK, guess I'll just have to get one of those. I am such a sucker for nice moulds! And yes, I am still using the little Saeco pot I got from you a few years ago Sixgun. A 10-lb pot feeds the big moulds just fine when you keep your ingots heating on the rim so they don't cool the pot off too much when...
by earlmck
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A new .357 Mag rifle
Replies: 14
Views: 1282

Re: A new .357 Mag rifle

Now they are thinking "suppressors" let us hope they give a little faster twist to the barrels. And cut those MSRP's by about 40%. At which point I might gen up a little interest in checking out a Remlin.
by earlmck
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What a rifle!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 621

Re: What a rifle!!!

"Say for what were credit cards meant?" (to near-quote a wise poet).
by earlmck
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Request for prayers and good thoughts
Replies: 44
Views: 773

Re: Request for prayers and good thoughts

AJMD429 wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:07 am
You still should avoid housework - it might make the nodule come back....
Oh yeah, I'll second that. Where else can you get really sound medical advice for free?
by earlmck
Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Memo being released.....
Replies: 11
Views: 398

Re: The Memo being released.....

It looks like you called the Republican reaction right on the money. Democrat reaction/counter-attack not so much. Let's see -- "destroyed the relationship between congress and the intel community"; "fatally compromised an ongoing investigation"; "doing Putin's work for him"; "a blatant attempt to o...
by earlmck
Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I am in remission, thank God!
Replies: 30
Views: 621

Re: I am in remission, thank God!

Excellent news Bob. Keep after 'em!
by earlmck
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Light Show tonight...
Replies: 7
Views: 317

Re: Light Show tonight...

.45colt wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:38 am
I was hoping some of You guys on the west coast would have been able to see it Earl, it was supposed to end up Red, they call it a Blood Moon.
Got to see the Blue Moon, but clouds came in before we got the Blueblood Moon :(
by earlmck
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Light Show tonight...
Replies: 7
Views: 317

Re: Light Show tonight...

And then just as it was almost to full eclipse about 5:05 am the clouds blanked it out here. 'Twas fine while it lasted!
by earlmck
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MP Molds 327 Single Seven Mjolnir Group Buy
Replies: 8
Views: 320

Re: MP Molds 327 Single Seven Mjolnir Group Buy

That is indeed a nice looking bullet. But the old Scotsman can't commit to buying something when he can't figure out how much it'd cost.
by earlmck
Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any progress with the .327 Federal?
Replies: 6
Views: 379

Re: Any progress with the .327 Federal?

I shot some more loads through the SP101 today even though the wind was gusting pretty good. A 65 degree wind :!: , so not too uncomfortable. Totally different chronographing experience today: I used Winchester small pistol, Federal small pistol magnum, and CCI small pistol primers as Brian Pierce h...
by earlmck
Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shot My Antique Winchester 1892 Today
Replies: 6
Views: 325

Re: Shot My Antique Winchester 1892 Today

Fine looking rifle, Dave. It looks like it is just waiting for a nice tang sight, which would let you adjust the group on down where you need it. Warmer loads will probably shoot a little lower, but I'd be surprised if they are that much lower.
by earlmck
Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help with scope ring info, please?
Replies: 12
Views: 321

Re: Help with scope ring info, please?

Those dirty dogs! I just went and looked at the set of "Quad-Lock" rings I bought a few days ago and.... sure enough: "Made in China". Sheeesh! Nearly all of my bases and rings are Weaver. Won't be getting "Quad-Locks" anymore. The last Quad-Locks I bought were steel, cost $21.75, and were Made in ...
by earlmck
Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 9mm in .357 barrel accuracy??
Replies: 20
Views: 562

Re: 9mm in .357 barrel accuracy??

My Colt Python is something between .355 and .356. I believe that was how Colt did all their .357's. Maybe still do?
by earlmck
Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 450 inches of suture...
Replies: 34
Views: 943

Re: 450 inches of suture...

My dad, an old Arizona cowman, on why he didn't shoot coyotes:
"They eat squirrels. They eat rabbits. They eat sheep. Hard to fault a critter that does all that".
by earlmck
Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help with scope ring info, please?
Replies: 12
Views: 321

Re: Help with scope ring info, please?

Those dirty dogs! I just went and looked at the set of "Quad-Lock" rings I bought a few days ago and.... sure enough: "Made in China". Sheeesh!

Nearly all of my bases and rings are Weaver. Won't be getting "Quad-Locks" anymore.
by earlmck
Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any progress with the .327 Federal?
Replies: 6
Views: 379

Re: Any progress with the .327 Federal?

The wind was so stiff yesterday I did not go out to shoot the 327 pistola. I satisfied myself with whumping up and shooting some firelapping loads using my little 32/20 bullet "lubed" with fire lap compound. 1.4 grains of Red Dot was deadly accurate at 8 feet into my rag bin, and gave 100% in gettin...
by earlmck
Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any progress with the .327 Federal?
Replies: 6
Views: 379

Re: Any progress with the .327 Federal?

I would like to have a lever to play with but right now I just have a Ruger SP101. I've made one trip to the range: small variety of loads in Red Dot, Blue Dot, and IMR Blue. Wild Wild velocity variations with all loads. Red Dot loads came in 150 fps lower average than the QuickLoad predicted; Blue ...
by earlmck
Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Weatherby moves to Wyoming
Replies: 16
Views: 487

Re: Weatherby moves to Wyoming

.45colt wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:38 pm
"I hope that if Kali employees move to Wyoming that they don't bring Kali with them."...Yep they should be told what happened in Kali stays in Kali. :evil: .
Nice idea. Hasn't worked out too well for Oregon.
by earlmck
Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NOE Bullet sizing die
Replies: 9
Views: 220

Re: NOE Bullet sizing die

I've used mine for sizing both the Liquid Alox lubed and powder coated bullets. And also for reducing the diameter of my .314 32/20 bullet on down to .309 or .310 for 30 cal rifles.
by earlmck
Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NOE Bullet sizing die
Replies: 9
Views: 220

Re: NOE Bullet sizing die

I will check with Lathesmith, thank you. I have a .377 but Jesse from Jes reboring stated he recrecommends a .376 an sinve he did the rebore I figured I better go with his suggestion. Thanks. The only reason for using .376 rather than .377 is if the .377 bullet causes a loaded cartridge to be a tig...
by earlmck
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First .32 Winchester Special
Replies: 19
Views: 581

Re: First .32 Winchester Special

Hey, I've got a question: For those who reload 32 Special, what bullet choices do you have? Can .323 jacketed, 170 gr, round nose bullets that Hornaday makes (presumably for milsurp 8mm rifles) also be used? Or, just the .321 jacketed, Hot-Cor flat nose bullets made by Speer? Reason that I ask is, ...
by earlmck
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NOE Bullet sizing die
Replies: 9
Views: 220

Re: NOE Bullet sizing die

Yes, I've been using several different sizes for a couple of years. They work just like the Lee, in fact you need one of the Lee holders if you want to catch the bullets as they accumulate.
by earlmck
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What wildcat is this (35 WCF parent)
Replies: 15
Views: 546

Re: What wildcat is this (35 WCF parent)

I think you nailed it KWK. But we may never know if it worked for the fellow who made it: the rim diameter and thickness of the 35 Win are just a scosh larger than the specs for the 9X57R, so it would need a little "slop" in tolerances of the 9mm chamber to allow the cartridge made from 35 WCF to wo...
by earlmck
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New to the forum
Replies: 22
Views: 339

Re: New to the forum

Welcome! Nice rifle, and very nice pics of the nice rifle!
by earlmck
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fired the shovelhead today.
Replies: 16
Views: 411

Re: Fired the shovelhead today.

It's always good to run a little gas through the carburetor once in a while so our babies are ready to go come ridin' weather! And I've got the big brother to your 94, a 1909 model that had the same treatment. Shoots jacketed bullets probably as well as it ever did but it doesn't handle my casties v...
by earlmck
Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shootin' 'n bikin' weather
Replies: 18
Views: 483

Re: Shootin' 'n bikin' weather

Yes :mrgreen: , being an old Arizona boy I know about living in places that are much nicer in the Wintertime. If the bride could stand to be away from the grandkids for a few months of the year we'd be snowbirding for sure. But as it stands now I just have to root vainly for "global warming" along w...
by earlmck
Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What wildcat is this (35 WCF parent)
Replies: 15
Views: 546

Re: What wildcat is this (35 WCF parent)

No clue here. I thought it might be a 9X?? for a European rifle that somebody made from the 35 WCF, but Nonte doesn't show anything like that in his "Cartridge Conversions" book. That said, 9X?? European is still my guess until somebody that knows something comes along...
by earlmck
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Revolver barrels
Replies: 14
Views: 551

Re: Revolver barrels

.I LOVE the Ruger Redhawks but never could warm up to the Super Redhawk. The only SR that looked okay to me was the snubby Alaskan versionm where the bbl was just the length of the oversized frame. I also like half lug and pencil bbls too. :D :D :D Yeah, I know what you mean. I picked up a used Red...
by earlmck
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shootin' 'n bikin' weather
Replies: 18
Views: 483

Re: Shootin' 'n bikin' weather

Earl, (or anyone who knows)... I'd like to know more about the scope mount on that Remington in your picture. It's a Stith mount -- they were popular in the 30's and 40's because you would use the dovetail for the rear sight as the front mount and just have to drill and tap for a rear mount. Has to...
by earlmck
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shootin' 'n bikin' weather
Replies: 18
Views: 483

Re: Shootin' 'n bikin' weather

As for .22 cast, I've found ...in the 218 bee that bullets have to be Linotype, a gas check, and medium burning powders, like 4227 and size to .225. Velocities did not seem to matter as I was pushing them 2200 and they shot as (almost) good as jkt. Yeah, that's perzactly what these were, with the p...
by earlmck
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Revolver barrels
Replies: 14
Views: 551

Re: Revolver barrels

I believe they are making those revolvers for me. If it doesn't have a full-lug barrel I figure it is just a manufacturing penny-pinching strategy.
by earlmck
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shootin' 'n bikin' weather
Replies: 18
Views: 483

Shootin' 'n bikin' weather

Most years January is not a month where we enjoy much shooting. And almost never a month for bike ridin'. But last Saturday got up to 60 degreees here and I met a batch of fellers and we did a fair amount of shooting at paper and steel. One of my friends has his granddad's Rem 14 in 30 Remington whi...
by earlmck
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why only four rounds?
Replies: 16
Views: 802

Re: Why only four rounds?

Thanks KWK and vance. That is interesting: 5 in 30/40, 4 in '06 for the old guys. And apparently just 4 in either one in the Miroku version.
by earlmck
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why only four rounds?
Replies: 16
Views: 802

Re: Why only four rounds?

I know the Leverguns forum occasionally runs off on a rabbit trail for a while but this is a little ridiculous. Feller just asked if his 4-round magazine capacity in Win 1895 was something done by Miroku, or whether they all were that way. Not having ever shot either the original or the Miroku versi...
by earlmck
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94 32-40
Replies: 13
Views: 544

Re: Winchester 94 32-40

Hey, that looks like the way to go there, Wind. If you don't get too thick a neck from that 38/55 it will be easier for sure than making them from 30/30 which (for me) is slow because of taking several "passes" and re-lubes and also takes a pretty good "grunt" on the press handle. I see Starline jus...
by earlmck
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .32 Winchester Special
Replies: 10
Views: 360

Re: .32 Winchester Special

I don't know if it is universally true, but my Lee 30/30 FCD does work to put a "factory crimp" on my 32 Special loads. And I'm sure the 8mm seating die would do the seating for you but you wouldn't get a crimp unless you ground off about 1/4" of die. I'd guess the 8mm size die won't squeeze down fa...
by earlmck
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Captech/Jamison
Replies: 15
Views: 594

Re: Captech/Jamison

I read somewhere that they are making brass for Graf's headstamp, such as 25, 30, and 32 Remington. Maybe they just had to stop other production for a bit to fill the huge pent-up demand for these great cartridges!
by earlmck
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB in Wy. 32-40 dies & brass?
Replies: 4
Views: 244

Re: WTB in Wy. 32-40 dies & brass?

Nice thing about those Lee dies, Brad, is that they have that beautiful long tapered neck expanding rod which does a nice job of necking up 30/30's to .32 if you end up needing to make your 32/40's out of 30/30 brass. I have a set sitting in my die cabinet but they belong to friend George, who bough...
by earlmck
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Use Enough Gun" -- Or Else...
Replies: 18
Views: 765

Re: "Use Enough Gun" -- Or Else...

Yep. If he'd just had a 303 Savage that old silvertip woulda' been toast.
by earlmck
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94 32-40
Replies: 13
Views: 544

Re: Winchester 94 32-40

Yeah, the 32/40's I made from 30/30 were a scosh short -- I don't have any here to measure but might have been close to a tenth. When you are working with a cartridge that has about an inch and a half of neck I would have trouble getting in a lather about coming out a tenth-inch short. But that's ju...
by earlmck
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A MP molds 38-40 Carbine mold
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Re: A MP molds 38-40 Carbine mold

I checked out the link and found that fine looking 38/40 bullet. This after I just got a Ranch-Dog style one a few weeks ago from NOE that looks like it'll do what I need. Also found out from the posts on there that Ruger is making their GP100 in .327 Federal once again. This just hours after I boug...
by earlmck
Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94 32-40
Replies: 13
Views: 544

Re: Winchester 94 32-40

You fellers that make these from 38/55 -- do you have to ream or turn the necks afterward? That would be one of my concerns from necking down that far. That plus you'd want to anneal that neck.
by earlmck
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94 32-40
Replies: 13
Views: 544

Re: Winchester 94 32-40

Friend of mine has one in Savage 1899. He doesn't reload, but he bought the dies and we loaded him up a batch. We made our cases from 30/30, which as you know is readily available. It takes a little time and care but we did fine. If you have to buy new brass I would go with 32 Special brass as a pre...
by earlmck
Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shot a heifer
Replies: 20
Views: 672

Re: Shot a heifer

Good for you but you wanna watch using that peashooter on elk, why that bullet could of bounced back and harmed you!! N :) Yeah Nath, that's why I was looking for a small and tender one to shoot :D Just finished getting everything packaged up -- any of you levergunners happen to stop by Prineville ...
by earlmck
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shot a heifer
Replies: 20
Views: 672

Shot a heifer

For the past several years I have been getting this cow elk tag which is good until the end of December but is only valid for a friend's 800 acres out east of town. So I drive out occasionally, make a couple hour circle, see that there are "no elk today" and so cut a little firewood and go home. The...
by earlmck
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: State Washington Sues Motel Six Giving Guest Lists To ICE
Replies: 7
Views: 377

Re: State Washington Sues Motel Six Giving Guest Lists To ICE

I'm with 44shooter on this one -- Motel 6 had no business turning their customer info over without a warrant. That said, the grandstanding Washington AG has gotta' be an embarrassment to most of our Washingtonians. Us rednecks do suffer a lotta' fools out here on the left coast.