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by mickbr
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scout style scope on Rossi 92
Replies: 12
Views: 341

Re: Scout style scope on Rossi 92

Consider a Ghost Ring and a HiViz or Firesight for the front. You don't have to focus on the back ring, just look thru it and don't try to center the front...your eye will automaticlly find the center better than you can guess the center. Honest. Thanks but these eyes need magnification these days,...
by mickbr
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scout style scope on Rossi 92
Replies: 12
Views: 341

Re: Scout style scope on Rossi 92

Thanks Rusty I will check that guys channel out
by mickbr
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scout style scope on Rossi 92
Replies: 12
Views: 341

Re: Scout style scope on Rossi 92

Thanks gents, all good points. I don't need the higher magnification so much. Main issue is I cant get front and rear open sights into peprspective very well anymore, and a red dot has become a large L shaped slash to my vision :D . I didn't think of a handgun scope , that will probably do the job i...
by mickbr
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scout style scope on Rossi 92
Replies: 12
Views: 341

Scout style scope on Rossi 92

Fellas I got a weaver rail and red dot currently on my 357, 24" stainless octagonal barrel. Was thinking of upgrading further to a scope setup now on account of my right eye astigmatism getting worse. I know I am committing blasphemy with these devices but in practical terms any suggestions? I had b...
by mickbr
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Disarming Innocent People..."
Replies: 12
Views: 389

Re: "Disarming Innocent People..."

good post AJMD
by mickbr
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old wooden box.
Replies: 20
Views: 440

Re: Old wooden box.

you should put something valuable in that box....oh wait there is :)
by mickbr
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: bloodshed
Replies: 17
Views: 498

Re: bloodshed

Thats what I don't understand sorry. There are millions of folks in tribal regions of a lot of 3rd world countries, a lot won't see a bible, a lot can't read anyway. the local cleric or bigwig the only guy with education. A woman in some regions will spend most her time indoors, like they have done ...
by mickbr
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When I'm not on leverguns...
Replies: 10
Views: 399

Re: When I'm not on leverguns...

I like Rossi forums, Castboolits, rimfirecentral. less often these days shotgunworld and accuratereloading too.

On youtube I like Scuba Oz, Tnoutdoors and Gunsam, fellas who all do a lot of testing of handgun hollowpoints.
by mickbr
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: bloodshed
Replies: 17
Views: 498

Re: bloodshed

I worked in a few countries after the Army. All I can say is not all Christians are good, and not all pagans are bad. I think there must be a bigger plan in place . I cant see god letting millions of folks perish who have no education on the bible just on account of being born under the wrong flag. ...
by mickbr
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need good book advice....
Replies: 5
Views: 221

Re: Need good book advice....

I liked "shots at big game" by Craig Boddington. Its been 20 years since I owned it, so not sure what I would think of it now. At the time I found it a great read as it covered a lot of medium game as well, and all the obscure stuff no one told me about like the change of POI shooting up and down at...
by mickbr
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: shooting hogs with 38 special bullets
Replies: 11
Views: 440

Re: shooting hogs with 38 special bullets

Soft points at 357 power or carbine power are no problem yes.
by mickbr
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rifle safeties; how "safe"??
Replies: 28
Views: 712

Re: Rifle safeties; how "safe"??

I never really use safeties on guns, I don't pay much attention to them. I dont use semi-autos though. The only safety I am meticulous with is my crossbow, once the string is back under 260lbs strain I dont want it letting go while I am feeding an arrow into it.
by mickbr
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: shooting hogs with 38 special bullets
Replies: 11
Views: 440

Re: shooting hogs with 38 special bullets

Yup, I'd like to see if the combo can work for any bodyshots too. Doubts about punching through the shield on big hogs, as a decent hardcast can.
by mickbr
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: shooting hogs with 38 special bullets
Replies: 11
Views: 440

Re: shooting hogs with 38 special bullets

Id agree CRS, except running subsonics I don't think any JSP will expand this low.
by mickbr
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: shooting hogs with 38 special bullets
Replies: 11
Views: 440

shooting hogs with 38 special bullets

looking to try out some 125-135gn gold dots and golden sabre HP at about 1050fps in a 357 lever. Anyone tried these combos? Seeing whether they kill faster than subsonic cast. They expand to 55-60cal and penetrate 14-16" gel according to the youtube kids. Backup shots will be 158gn RNFP hardcast as ...
by mickbr
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: dumb phones
Replies: 38
Views: 833

Re: dumb phones

I have a sat phone and used to have an old flip style phone until last year. Finally got a smartphone to run my home internet off.
by mickbr
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 44 special in lever gun
Replies: 8
Views: 498

Re: 44 special in lever gun

Old Savage wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:02 am
I have a B92 which feeds them fine.
Old savage is that the browning 1892? Wish I could find me one
by mickbr
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 44 special in lever gun
Replies: 8
Views: 498

Re: 44 special in lever gun

yup I know but I have them on hand, so Id like to see how they do. Any chance they work better in one action or the other will probably influence the decision on which one
by mickbr
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 44 special in lever gun
Replies: 8
Views: 498

44 special in lever gun

Aside from getting a dedicated 44 special gun like the henry, was wondering if any of the 44 mag lever rifles got a better chance of feeding 44 special out of the box. Some options I am looking at- Marlin 94, Rossi 92, Win/miroku 92. I got a rossi 92 357 which handles 38 special pretty well... thoug...
by mickbr
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: best hunting bullets for heavier game in 357 levers
Replies: 12
Views: 624

best hunting bullets for heavier game in 357 levers

Fellas what do you consider are the tougher expanding hunting bullets in 357. Say for pushing them hard out of a rossi 92. As to what I mean by heavier game- well its open to interpretation, but whatever you think doesn't stretch the calibres limits too badly. My view of that probably differs as 357...
by mickbr
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone on Shotgunworld.com?
Replies: 9
Views: 397

Re: Anyone on Shotgunworld.com?

Rusty, Im on there. If you are still stuck PM me your email address and I will notify admin.
by mickbr
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best 30-30 bullet to reload for hogs
Replies: 15
Views: 633

Re: Best 30-30 bullet to reload for hogs

Any 150 grain was my choice when I owned one, including the original silvertips.
by mickbr
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 410
Replies: 72
Views: 1845

Re: 410

nice, big fan of the 410 here.
by mickbr
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: cast loads in lever 45's
Replies: 2
Views: 224

cast loads in lever 45's

Fellas just wondered what the sound signature is like for reduced loads in 45colt in a generic lever action? Like cowboy level loads I am talking about. Would it about the same as 410 shotgun game loads?
by mickbr
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: is a 45 colt lever with 1:16 twist too fast?
Replies: 19
Views: 606

Re: is a 45 colt lever with 1:16 twist too fast?

Pete, marlin used to list 1:16 for their 1894. Not sure how long ago this was or whether it was a long running typo error by the company, but I found one for sale, where the fella says his is the 1:16 twist. Thank you for the edjumakatun….. :) Trust me Pete it won't happen again, or not very often ...
by mickbr
Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: is a 45 colt lever with 1:16 twist too fast?
Replies: 19
Views: 606

Re: is a 45 colt lever with 1:16 twist too fast?

Yes as I thought Doc, and thanks to cnjarvis for posting the link. The problem is with the link is for example I plug in 900fps and all the other specs and it comes to a certain twist recommendation. Then I plug in 1500fps with everything else equal, but it doesn't change the twist recommendation, i...
by mickbr
Fri May 31, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: is a 45 colt lever with 1:16 twist too fast?
Replies: 19
Views: 606

Re: is a 45 colt lever with 1:16 twist too fast?

Pete, marlin used to list 1:16 for their 1894. https://www.marlinowners.com/forum/1894/54384-question-about-twist-rate-44-vs-357-45-colt.html Not sure how long ago this was or whether it was a long running typo error by the company, but I found one for sale, where the fella says his is the 1:16 twis...
by mickbr
Fri May 31, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: is a 45 colt lever with 1:16 twist too fast?
Replies: 19
Views: 606

is a 45 colt lever with 1:16 twist too fast?

This is a pretty fast twist for a lever action. Any guesses would it overstabilise 200-220 grain bullets if pushed 1400-1500fps or would it be okay? I know there is some kind of formula to do it, but can't recall it :?
by mickbr
Fri May 24, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thougts on the 350 Legend?
Replies: 17
Views: 673

Re: Thougts on the 350 Legend?

Id like the idea of a legend shortened to 1 to 1.2", if it would get an accurate pistol sized cart in a bolt action at last. Ruger came close with the 357 and 77/44 but not a great accuracy platform.
by mickbr
Fri May 24, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Getting a new lever action
Replies: 7
Views: 339

Re: Getting a new lever action

Thanks all! Bronco, I am maybe looking at doing the same thing as you, or re barreling an old marlin. I dont mind spending the money as I am pretty much a one gun shooter these days. Options like a ruger/44 I would have to talk myself into. Blaine I couldn't get the heavier bullets to stabilise very...
by mickbr
Fri May 24, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Getting a new lever action
Replies: 7
Views: 339

Getting a new lever action

Well my short love affair with the 357 may be coming to a close. Its a great little gun but as so much of my shooting is subsonics I have decided to upgrade to 44. If I was dloing more regular velocity hunting I would not have a problem with 357, but I think with cast loads under 1000fps the 44 is g...
by mickbr
Wed May 22, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 480 Achilles ... Making Cartridges
Replies: 20
Views: 509

Re: 480 Achilles ... Making Cartridges

I just realised its a heeled bullet too! I'm reading the article as we speak. So you don't think it would like the WFN as much Jim?
by mickbr
Wed May 22, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 357 lever gun 16 vs 20 inch barrel
Replies: 32
Views: 1156

Re: 357 lever gun 16 vs 20 inch barrel

"Ah, Ballistics !" is what Dean Grennell used to exclaim when questions on the inconsistency of chronograph data would arise. Earnest and valiant attempts like the ballistics by the inch people are disdained and impugned when the reader doesn't agree with the results or doesn't think that enough lo...
by mickbr
Tue May 21, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 44spl in 44rem levers
Replies: 1
Views: 203

44spl in 44rem levers

Just wondering fellas whether any particular 44mag lever models are less likely to have a problem feeding 44sp ? With rossi 92 would ir be similar to 357 and 38 sp? Also using light cast loads does the bullet making what I assume is a slight jump effect accuracy much?
by mickbr
Tue May 21, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 480 Achilles ... Making Cartridges
Replies: 20
Views: 509

Re: 480 Achilles ... Making Cartridges

Wow 480 this would scratch my 50 cal itch. How do I get one, who wants money? Gary Reeder (www.reedercustomguns.com) built the originals. He has the tooling to ream the chambers and everything else. You would have to supply him a base gun to work on. And you would have to make the ammo from scratch...
by mickbr
Mon May 20, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 357 lever gun 16 vs 20 inch barrel
Replies: 32
Views: 1156

Re: 357 lever gun 16 vs 20 inch barrel

Fair enough but still the same problem, if you have a certain barrel length being slower across all tests and all bullets, there needs to be an explanation, especially if the bullets are all accelarating again by 18"... :? we don't know for example that it doesn't continue to climb, that 17" wasn't ...
by mickbr
Mon May 20, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 357 lever gun 16 vs 20 inch barrel
Replies: 32
Views: 1156

Re: 357 lever gun 16 vs 20 inch barrel

I'd like to know where the data comes from directly for that chart. They list one chart with actual firearms but what is the reference for this one? I just don't find it matches reality myself, and several of their other calibres, 45 super and 22LR just to mention two. The red flag is the max veloci...
by mickbr
Mon May 20, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 480 Achilles ... Making Cartridges
Replies: 20
Views: 509

Re: 480 Achilles ... Making Cartridges

Wow 480 this would scratch my 50 cal itch. How do I get one, who wants money?
by mickbr
Wed May 15, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: can 44-40 be loaded heavy in modern levers?
Replies: 17
Views: 609

Re: can 44-40 be loaded heavy in modern levers?

Great information thanks fellas, always a pleasure to read when folks are enthused about the subject. I also liked the action strength groups. I knew 92, 1894 were strong and slide actions and toggle links were not. The rest I am glad you filled in for me.
by mickbr
Tue May 14, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: does quickload show case capacities?
Replies: 6
Views: 222

Re: does quickload show case capacities?

Thanks fellas perfect!
by mickbr
Mon May 13, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: magnums
Replies: 13
Views: 545

magnums

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by mickbr
Mon May 13, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: can 44-40 be loaded heavy in modern levers?
Replies: 17
Views: 609

can 44-40 be loaded heavy in modern levers?

My gut instinct says similar to 45 colt , yes?

By heavy I mean greatly exceeding the power levels of the orginals, as long as it stays within the actions limits.
by mickbr
Mon May 13, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: does quickload show case capacities?
Replies: 6
Views: 222

does quickload show case capacities?

I was trying to get the following for a friend, the case capacities eg water to the case mouth of the 500S&W, 50AE and the 500 linebaugh. Very elusive measurements to find online it seems. anyone with quickload know if it gives these figures?
by mickbr
Mon May 13, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For you older guys, what type of shooting glasses do you wear?
Replies: 22
Views: 451

Re: For you older guys, what type of shooting glasses do you wear?

A hole punch, black electrical tape, and a small nail will make a great paste-on diopter. I use them on my yellow tinted, progressive shooting glasses. BTW, the smaller the aperture hole, the longer the Depth of Field increase so make them small. In addition, because the tape is too close to your e...
by mickbr
Mon May 13, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For you older guys, what type of shooting glasses do you wear?
Replies: 22
Views: 451

Re: For you older guys, what type of shooting glasses do you wear?

piller wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 5:24 pm
I usually use the fuzzy red circle in the center. My astigmatism sometimes shows a line of 3 fuzzy sort of round things.
:lol: sorry that just rang true for me too, I have gotten pretty good at picking the killzone of the great Red L
by mickbr
Sat May 11, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For you older guys, what type of shooting glasses do you wear?
Replies: 22
Views: 451

Re: For you older guys, what type of shooting glasses do you wear?

I should use them but dont. I have strong astigmatisms and dry eyes which fluctuate how well I see at any given time and with heat and swamp moisture I get tired of them fogging up and getting dirty. I stick to red dots these days, or should I say 'red crooked L shape slashes' which is what I percie...
by mickbr
Wed May 08, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: talk me into/outta a bighorn 500S&W
Replies: 21
Views: 553

Re: talk me into/outta a bighorn 500S&W

Yes not sure where I got 600 from, probably because woodleigh lists it. My first choice was actually one of the modern 1860 spencer repros in 56-50 which would also save a few dollars. Checked into the cas forums and it can be pretty hit and miss apparently. One fella reviewed 7 guns and only consid...
by mickbr
Wed May 08, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mechanic vs Surgeon
Replies: 5
Views: 400

Re: Mechanic vs Surgeon

i got a lot of respect for hardworking doctors, they earn their salary. What I'm not that crazy about is the salaries the top surgical specialists pull. Everyone assumes yeah they are on a couple hundred K, try into 5-10 million dollars a year. They charge 100K to put a cochlear implant in a deaf ol...
by mickbr
Wed May 08, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: talk me into/outta a bighorn 500S&W
Replies: 21
Views: 553

Re: talk me into/outta a bighorn 500S&W

its impressive what the alaskan can do. I think the 535 grain woodleigh was made for the 500 jeffery though,... factory velocity was 2400fps. Same calibre as the 500 nitro of course and they can interchange bullets but 500 nitro's traditional loads were 2150fps with the 570grain and 600 grain bullet...