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by mickbr
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning 1892 barrel specs in 357
Replies: 6
Views: 311

Re: Browning 1892 barrel specs in 357

Thanks Grizz. Just wondering whether these would have any advantage mechanically or accuracy wise over a Rossi 92?
by mickbr
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning 1892 barrel specs in 357
Replies: 6
Views: 311

Browning 1892 barrel specs in 357

Fellas anyone know the barrel twist and groove diameter of the 1980's vintage B92's in 357? I have the chance to pick one up. I know they were well made but cant find out anything about the barrel. I know browning did some 1:38 but not sure which calibre it was in- the 44 mags rifling and bore appar...
by mickbr
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: anyone use reduced 357 loads?
Replies: 18
Views: 622

Re: anyone use reduced 357 loads?

rossim92 wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:39 am
how about shooting the lowly .38 special instead?
Well thats pretty common. I was more talking the next level or two up.
by mickbr
Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: anyone use reduced 357 loads?
Replies: 18
Views: 622

anyone use reduced 357 loads?

I was wondering if anyone used 357 loaded down in their lever guns. 4.5-5.5 grains of stuff like 700x, bullseye, red dot behind 125/135 JHP grain bullets around 1200-1350fps. I thought this would make an okay small game shooter, backyard varmint getter and also have HD potential. Low on blast, recoi...
by mickbr
Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Win 1873?
Replies: 8
Views: 448

Re: The Win 1873?

Id say he listed 73 as an example of leverguns just as he owns one. I dont see there being a practical case for 73 over any other lever for HD.
by mickbr
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cast Boolits?
Replies: 21
Views: 588

Re: Cast Boolits?

most people reaching out on other forums seem to be able to log in now, myself included
by mickbr
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If you had just one .44 mold ...
Replies: 23
Views: 811

Re: If you had just one .44 mold ...

Another vote for the Keith designs
by mickbr
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: anyone else on castboolits?
Replies: 6
Views: 245

Re: anyone else on castboolits?

Rockrat, thankyou Sir.
by mickbr
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: anyone else on castboolits?
Replies: 6
Views: 245

anyone else on castboolits?

Wondered if anyone else having trouble logging in since their last site upgrade? If anyone is able to post over on their 'our town' sub forum on the 'server thread' to let 'mickbr' back in would be appreciated :)
by mickbr
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 94 Winchester in 44-40
Replies: 5
Views: 587

Re: 94 Winchester in 44-40

Do you know the barrel rate of twist for the gun, this may influence higher bullet weights as well. I found one internet reference for Win 94 in 44-40 as 1:20 which is decently tight. The Rossi 92's are all 1:30 which is slow and the Marlins are 1:38, very slow. The 1873 ubertis in the 44 cals( 44-4...
by mickbr
Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Adjusted Rossi for things that go bump in the night.
Replies: 12
Views: 789

Re: Adjusted Rossi for things that go bump in the night.

One advantage of 45 colt if you like jacketed bullets is using 45 acp bullets. Speer gold dot in 200, 230, also the 45 colt's 250 grain, and the remington golden sabre 230grain all seem to do well expansion wise and penetrate well through +P power, aka 1000fps. Probably has the best range of subsoni...
by mickbr
Sun May 31, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Adjusted Rossi for things that go bump in the night.
Replies: 12
Views: 789

Re: Adjusted Rossi for things that go bump in the night.

Nice, but you might find that bullet not expanding at those velocities. Speer gold dots in 200 grains will, few others. If you don't care if it expands or not you might be as well served with a decent flatpoint cast.
by mickbr
Sat May 30, 2020 4:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: inexpensive shooting chrony
Replies: 1
Views: 201

inexpensive shooting chrony

Any recommendations fellas? My previous was an f-1 shooting chrony. I dont any recording or statistical functions, just a velocity reading for each shot. Whats entry level these days?
by mickbr
Sat May 30, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sure hard to get away from China
Replies: 18
Views: 795

Re: Sure hard to get away from China

western governments and business leaders made it darn near impossible to get away from china. After the USSR broke up especially, the west undertook business with all those countries, opened up more relations with china. The 90's were a period of abundance, it was rejoicing throughout the land with ...
by mickbr
Thu May 28, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: new CBC made Rossi 92s?
Replies: 5
Views: 446

new CBC made Rossi 92s?

I am a bit confused on this subject. I heard CBC is now making Rossi 1892's and they are pretty good. Just wondering how long they have been making them for as I have read posts on the net about CBC guns as old as 1992? Did they have the manufacturing rights at different times over the past? Also wo...
by mickbr
Thu May 14, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .38 in .357 lever leading question
Replies: 17
Views: 774

Re: .38 in .357 lever leading question

JMO. Don't do it. If you have a .357, use .357. If you plan to use .38, dedicate the arm to .38. If you don't want to dedicate your .357 to .38 and plan to use .38, get yourself a .38. Firing .38 in a .357 will create a permanent ring of unclean-able grime in the throat which will eventually lead t...
by mickbr
Thu May 14, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: quickload pressure estimates
Replies: 4
Views: 273

Re: quickload pressure estimates

My version of QuickLOAD is V3.9. It lists Hodgdon CFE223 in its database. Using your "load", the 20" barrel has a muzzle pressure of 12Bar/176psi, and the 24" barrel 10Bar/146psi, with selected bullet Sierra JHP 8125. Is that something like you are looking for? Seems to indicate a fairly "tired" lo...
by mickbr
Thu May 14, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: quickload pressure estimates
Replies: 4
Views: 273

quickload pressure estimates

Would anyone have quickload and be interested in letting me know what muzzle pressures the following gets

7 grains CFE pistol behind any 125 jacketed bullet in a 357 magnum carbine 20" barrel and also a 24" barrel?

According to hodgon CFE pistol seems to be a good 'less than maximum" option in 357.
by mickbr
Mon May 11, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting analysis of the response to the virus
Replies: 16
Views: 943

Re: Interesting analysis of the response to the virus

I think they locked down expecting tens of millions dead but it possibly missed the mark.
by mickbr
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: revisiting a rossi 92 rebarrel
Replies: 5
Views: 286

Re: revisiting a rossi 92 rebarrel

It would involve a bit more cost, but I'd personally consider shortening the magazine tube to an 8-shot (like the 16" Rossis have), and putting a 24" fast-twist barrel on it with an integral suppressor starting where the magazine tube ends. Or even a 6-shot tube and 22" barrel. You'd have a very qu...
by mickbr
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: revisiting a rossi 92 rebarrel
Replies: 5
Views: 286

Re: revisiting a rossi 92 rebarrel

I'd check the weight difference between a round and octagonal first. If there isn't a noticeable difference, you may be chucking good money at a project you won't be happy with. Velocity difference between a 20" and 24" is less than 100 fps. My Marlin 1894 20" cowboy will do 1650 fps with a 180gr a...
by mickbr
Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: revisiting a rossi 92 rebarrel
Replies: 5
Views: 286

revisiting a rossi 92 rebarrel

I was looking to do this last year but things got away. Once life returns to a semblance of normalcy I was going to look at rebarelling a 20" damage barrelled 1892 rossi in 357. I was thinking of adding a 24" round barrel with increased twist. I prefer longer barrels being a big guy, and also keepin...
by mickbr
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Locked-down in Texas
Replies: 12
Views: 679

Re: Locked-down in Texas

I support what your saying jim T. Enjoy what you can . And personally I dont believe in the governments power to shut down an economy for a flu that worse case is still 3x less likely to kill you than obesity and heart disease. they want to waste trillions of tax payers money , spend that money figu...
by mickbr
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The elderly in England need not apply....
Replies: 11
Views: 722

Re: The elderly in England need not apply....

yes I think the worlds monarchies are just there to be on coins and stamps these days.
by mickbr
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 32-20 jacketed load data
Replies: 6
Views: 401

Re: 32-20 jacketed load data

Im assuming you are talking about cast loads as well?
by mickbr
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 32-20 jacketed load data
Replies: 6
Views: 401

Re: 32-20 jacketed load data

Hi Jim, what velocity/brand are the factory loads in question?
by mickbr
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 32-20 jacketed load data
Replies: 6
Views: 401

32-20 jacketed load data

folks I was looking to reload this in an 1892 a friend has. Its a modern win/ miroku, he doesnt reload himself but wants to try economical powder loads with the 85-100 gn jacketed bullets. We were thinking of getting to 1300-1400fps should be possible using 5-7 grains of fast burners. The larger 357...
by mickbr
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rebarreling a rossi 92 to 38 special.
Replies: 14
Views: 1004

Re: Rebarreling a rossi 92 to 38 special.

Thanks for the input sixgun, I was considering the same thing and had cooled off on going to 38. Staying with 357 and being able to choose twist and precise bore might be the best option.
by mickbr
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rebarreling a rossi 92 to 38 special.
Replies: 14
Views: 1004

Re: Rebarreling a rossi 92 to 38 special.

Thanks for the replies fellas.At this stage Christmas is eating into my pastimes so it will have to wait until the new year
by mickbr
Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: to you crazy people who have guns stashed all over your house...
Replies: 28
Views: 1662

Re: to you crazy people who have guns stashed all over your house...

I feel bad for your colleague doc, no one asks for that, and sometimes no amount of preparation helps.I recall in afghanistan with a lot of vehicles rolling across IED's there was this mentality if you were on your game you could 'see the signs' to prevent this. Watch the road, look for sign, see th...
by mickbr
Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Introduced: Tesla Electric Pickup Truck
Replies: 45
Views: 2487

Re: Introduced: Tesla Electric Pickup Truck

didnt watch the whole demo but heard he had claimed the glass was bulletproof before he smashed it? And that they threw 'spanners and everything at it' the day before. This is PT barnum level stuff. Bulletproofing is not tested by workshop guys throwing random tools at a product. Its serious lab tes...
by mickbr
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is the right age to learn to hunt....
Replies: 10
Views: 801

Re: What is the right age to learn to hunt....

i say any age for small game or supressors, 18 for high powered centrefires. I grew up firing full sized guns from a young age, then the army took a chunk out of hearing and gave me tinnitus. Part of that was learning even with hearing protection, too much sound still gets through, especially for ha...
by mickbr
Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Introduced: Tesla Electric Pickup Truck
Replies: 45
Views: 2487

Re: Introduced: Tesla Electric Pickup Truck

Elon musk is a guy with the ability to attract a great deal of funding for things which may produce in the 'future'. He is a venture capitalist, most his 20 bill fortune is thanks to being the inventor of paypal. His science projects are interesting but to date none of them still turn a buck. The go...
by mickbr
Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rebarreling a rossi 92 to 38 special.
Replies: 14
Views: 1004

Re: Rebarreling a rossi 92 to 38 special.

thanks fellas it feeds a couple types of factory 38 special I have here so that is good. Yes never understood the twist rate for some levers, also the bore variations. Ask on castboolits.com about a particular lever calibre and what their bores slug at and you get a dozen different answers. I guess ...
by mickbr
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rebarreling a rossi 92 to 38 special.
Replies: 14
Views: 1004

Rebarreling a rossi 92 to 38 special.

Fellas so I piicked up a 357 for a steal with 20" barrel which is beaten up and I was looking to rebarrel it. I prefer 24" anyway and I thought I can get a tighter twist while I am at it, as I'd like to play around with some slower cast bullets. The rossi's orginal 1:30 twist is not the best for wei...
by mickbr
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayer Request
Replies: 16
Views: 432

Re: Prayer Request

prayers sent
by mickbr
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: old 38sp and 357 articles
Replies: 5
Views: 402

old 38sp and 357 articles

Folks anyone have website links or PDF of old magazine articles on the 38 special or 357magnum? Anything including hunting, self defense, leverguns, pistols welcomed.
by mickbr
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: bloodshed
Replies: 25
Views: 1119

Re: bloodshed

I forgot about this thread. Great comments by Pitchy and Grizz, thankyou.
by mickbr
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Never in my life
Replies: 11
Views: 595

Re: Never in my life

All the dogs I have owned claim lineage from the best 30 breeds in the district. I like mongrels as they are dirt cheap, resistant to disease, dont get genetic disorders, they also seem to live to advanced ages. One black dog that could best be described as "fat labrador body with smaller terrier he...
by mickbr
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: History of 357 lever guns
Replies: 12
Views: 879

Re: History of 357 lever guns

We got our first Rossi 92 in late 1970's back when they had the Puma head on the side of the action. I have read that they were making them in the 1960's, although that may have just been for local market in Brazil, I have never seen a Rossi 92 that I knew for sure was made earlier than the late 19...
by mickbr
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: History of 357 lever guns
Replies: 12
Views: 879

Re: History of 357 lever guns

Thanks fellas that is interesting to know. I had heard the Rossis were a 1960's start. Didnt realise the browning 92 was from the 80's. I came across one a few years ago and was told it was one of the best of all the 92 repros.
by mickbr
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: History of 357 lever guns
Replies: 12
Views: 879

History of 357 lever guns

Folks anyone know when it all started, who did the first ? Also when the other major levergun manufacturers weighed in for the first time with a 357 chambering?
by mickbr
Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 357 Mag Levergun
Replies: 31
Views: 1276

Re: 357 Mag Levergun

I tend to agree Doc, my only centrefire rifle is 357. I was tempted to upgrade to 44 to get more punch with subsonic loads at one point, but I started loading wider meplats in the 357 and they worked fine on small game. Ticks quite a few boxes on the bugout checklist too. Depending on bullet, 357 am...
by mickbr
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just for fun lets kick around this question ..... What was the best 22 rifle you have ever owned and why?
Replies: 46
Views: 1500

Re: Just for fun lets kick around this question ..... What was the best 22 rifle you have ever owned and why?

CZ452 in the past. One a open sighted military trainer as they call it and the other a scoped Cz452 American. Im currently looking for a ruger 96/22 lever action which will probably become my main 22.
by mickbr
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: JIMT post about using a single shot shot gun as a truck gun got me wondering ....
Replies: 18
Views: 1323

Re: JIMT post about using a single shot shot gun as a truck gun got me wondering ....

The further the range, separation of targets, and recoil of the gun, the more a bolt action catches up on the other action types. At a certain point its not much slower than semi or pump as the re-acquring new target gives you time to work the action. You need sufficient practice though and this mor...
by mickbr
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Truck Gun
Replies: 46
Views: 2519

Re: Truck Gun

its why i always liked a 410, doesn't have anywhere near the punch of 12ga but the 5x000buck load is no slouch. Also you can reach out and fire it one handed. Not the most common use but if you are in a crawlspace or plugging something in a cage or over the side of a boat it can sometimes be handy.
by mickbr
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ordinary guys doing extraordinary things
Replies: 10
Views: 654

Re: Ordinary guys doing extraordinary things

And they came back and built society without complaining either. This perception everyone coming back is an alcoholic, wife beating PTSD wreck is a new thing as well. The majority of these men, regardless of any personal demons, worked hard, raised their families, loved their wives and were holding ...
by mickbr
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General date range of a rossi 1892
Replies: 4
Views: 358

Re: General date range of a rossi 1892

Thanks Steve thats good to know. I have heard elsehwhere stainless octagonal with no safety are pretty rare.
by mickbr
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General date range of a rossi 1892
Replies: 4
Views: 358

Re: General date range of a rossi 1892

Thanks. Looks like I have some idea. The 125 8 is apparently likely a Julian date stamp, so a year ending in an 8. Rossi started doing stainless in the late 90's so that eliminates 1988. The safeties started to appear around the early 2000's , and it predates that. Im going with 1998 as a result.
by mickbr
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Japanese, Pearl Harbor, and Their 3 Huge Mistakes
Replies: 34
Views: 1340

Re: The Japanese, Pearl Harbor, and Their 3 Huge Mistakes

Steve, as you point out, some actions cannot and should not be accepted. I still say that some things should not be judged too harshly. The taking of "comfort women" does not fall under the definition of an act of war in my mind. Crimes and atrocities were committed during war, but they were not ac...