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by DocRock
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 11
Views: 255

Re: Corona Virus

Much hoopla. We were living in Malaysia during SARS and I traveled to Hong Kong frequently. I was much, much more worried about one of the kids getting Dengue or Malaria. None of us got anything.
by DocRock
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This springe
Replies: 7
Views: 222

Re: This springe

30-30 lever gun is as ideal a hog rifle as there is for walk and stalk. Come up on a sounder and you may get three down before they 're scattered, depending on the cover. A s/a in 7.62x39 would be a close second. Night hunting is a different matter. There, an AR in 6.5 Grendel, 6.8 SPC or 300 BO and...
by DocRock
Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rossi 92 with stainless receiver and barrel but
Replies: 14
Views: 376

Re: Rossi 92 with stainless receiver and barrel but

44Shooter summed it up quite well. Hard to tell from your description whether I would like that combination of blued and stainless, but that's up to you. Probably worn in, so some of the stoning that new Rossis want may not be needed. You can strip that brown goop off the rainforest mystery wood and...
by DocRock
Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone here shoot a military irons-only rifle match?
Replies: 14
Views: 238

Re: Anyone here shoot a military irons-only rifle match?

Not military rifles, per se, but I shoot in a competition that requires US rifles of a pre-1898 design (ie replicas are fine), shooting at 200 yards, and pistol caliber at 100 yards. All irons. We shoot sticks sitting and standing at 200 and sticks and offhand at 100, sometimes rapid fire. I started...
by DocRock
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: '95 Marlin minimum COL
Replies: 5
Views: 186

Re: '95 Marlin minimum COL

The answer is black powder. 50 grs 1.5 Fg, a fibre wad column, lube cookie and overlube card wad, under a 300ish grain plain base bullet will give you great joy and no pain. BP recoil is much more of a hard push than a sharp kick and a load like this will have very little recoil indeed.
by DocRock
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dimpled Balls
Replies: 21
Views: 500

Re: Dimpled Balls

Dimpled holds balls have effect on my slice.
by DocRock
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is all powder combusted in the case?
Replies: 12
Views: 258

Re: Is all powder combusted in the case?

All powder is not burned in the case. Throat erosion is caused, in part, by the abrasion of as yet unburned powder. One of the reasons that Leverevolution powder does its magic is that it's delayed peak pressure means it's still burning in the barrel. And anyone who is a fan of IMR4227 knows that th...
by DocRock
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30 WCF full length vs neck size
Replies: 15
Views: 399

Re: 30 WCF full length vs neck size

As I said, we'll agree to disagree. If you're competing with a mdl 94 in .30-30 against all manner of other leverguns, you'd do well to make all the effort necessary to wring as much accuracy as possible from the cartridge. I don't believe you need to neck size to get sufficient accuracy to compete...
by DocRock
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: more proof that some females have serious 'nads....
Replies: 3
Views: 141

Re: more proof that some females have serious 'nads....

She just did a Dragnet on the CNN chap - just the facts :D The Twitter comments were interesting. It would appear that there are people,seemingly under their own recognizance, that believe a Senate trial is something more than a formality prior to acquittal. How do these folks get from point A to po...
by DocRock
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30 WCF full length vs neck size
Replies: 15
Views: 399

Re: 30 WCF full length vs neck size

Yes...he knows what he's talking about and a nice tool also. But......as old school as I am I've learned how to do that with the FLS. Depending on load used and the condition of your rifle, you can load a 30-30 case dozens of times with little to no trimming...and they will chamber every time. Of c...
by DocRock
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30 WCF full length vs neck size
Replies: 15
Views: 399

Re: 30 WCF full length vs neck size

Yes...he knows what he's talking about and a nice tool also. But......as old school as I am I've learned how to do that with the FLS. Depending on load used and the condition of your rifle, you can load a 30-30 case dozens of times with little to no trimming...and they will chamber every time. Of c...
by DocRock
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Would the Government ever use FORCE to take guns...?
Replies: 18
Views: 567

Re: Would the Government ever use FORCE to take guns...?

Northam is a big girl's blouse. He's declared a State of Emergency to try to break up the protest on Lobby Day, the 20th, because the Dems already dropped the confiscation bill based on NRA organized turnout earlier this week. To thwart the recall effort underway and well on its way to reaching the ...
by DocRock
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Home Defense Weapon - - - Archery-style...!
Replies: 10
Views: 324

Re: Home Defense Weapon - - - Archery-style...!

Nath wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:53 am
DocRock wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:54 am
Is that the chap who knocked himself out with the slingshot and steel ball bearings?
It was staged for grins.
That's good to hear. I remember seeing that and thought was real!
by DocRock
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS-Nebraska 2 Triple K Scabbards
Replies: 8
Views: 317

Re: FS-Nebraska 2 Triple K Scabbards

3t Is the man. Mine arrived today in pristine condition, packaged like it was porcelaine.

Thanks very much.
by DocRock
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Home Defense Weapon - - - Archery-style...!
Replies: 10
Views: 324

Re: Home Defense Weapon - - - Archery-style...!

Is that the chap who knocked himself out with the slingshot and steel ball bearings?
by DocRock
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BL 22 ?
Replies: 6
Views: 351

Re: BL 22 ?

I have what I believe to be a BL 22 grade 1. Wanted to check date of mfg and went to Browning site. Serial number is not on right side of receiver but on bottom of receiver. Number does not coincide with standard sequences. No browning insignia on bottom of lever. Stamped "Browning Arms Co Morgan, ...
by DocRock
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mossberg 410 pump
Replies: 30
Views: 643

Re: Mossberg 410 pump

I relent. None of my 30 years of wingshooting and competitive sporting clays have taught me a thing. If only I had known that the open choke 410 was the king of long range shooting, I would have downed more pheasants and won more competitions. How this secret has been kept from the rest of the world...
by DocRock
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mossberg 410 pump
Replies: 30
Views: 643

Re: Mossberg 410 pump

DocRock wrote: "A .410 cylinder bore? What for? It might shoot rifled slugs. It will do for snakes at 5 yards. It won't pattern for toffee at 10." so it won't pattern well at 30'...? O.K. Doc I guess I'm going to have to shoot it and see. :) . It's unclear to me why my view of a cylinder bore 410 a...
by DocRock
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Barrel diameter for 38-55 rebore
Replies: 9
Views: 270

Re: Barrel diameter for 38-55 rebore

Have you spoken to Jesse about it? Nobody will have a more authoritative view on it than him. He's not great answering the phone but should ring back if you leave a message.
by DocRock
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mossberg 410 pump
Replies: 30
Views: 643

Re: Mossberg 410 pump

DocRock wrote: "A .410 cylinder bore? What for? It might shoot rifled slugs. It will do for snakes at 5 yards. It won't pattern for toffee at 10." so it won't pattern well at 30'...? O.K. Doc I guess I'm going to have to shoot it and see. :) . It's unclear to me why my view of a cylinder bore 410 a...
by DocRock
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1917
Replies: 18
Views: 550

Re: 1917

My review is under the WW1 thread. Other than the cinematography, which was excellent, I found the movie sophomoric, at best. The simplistic and utterly implausible story, the rank inaccuracies, the anhistorical "inclusion" to placate snowflakes, and the ridiculous discontinuities, like the field h...
by DocRock
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1917
Replies: 18
Views: 550

Re: 1917

My review is under the WW1 thread. Other than the cinematography, which was excellent, I found the movie sophomoric, at best. The simplistic and utterly implausible story, the rank inaccuracies, the anhistorical "inclusion" to placate snowflakes, and the ridiculous discontinuities, like the field ho...
by DocRock
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mossberg 410 pump
Replies: 30
Views: 643

Re: Mossberg 410 pump

A .410 cylinder bore? What for? It might shoot rifled slugs. It will do for snakes at 5 yards. It won't pattern for toffee at 10. The heck it won't. It does a nasty at 20' with #4 bird on 1/2 gal water bottles, not to mention what it would do with buck shot loads! :shock: Yards is a different measu...
by DocRock
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WW1
Replies: 26
Views: 860

Re: WW1

SWMBO and I went to see "1917" this evening. Oh dear, how disappointing. The cinematography was nice. As a sort of fantasy/art film, it may have had merit. Otherwise, it was horrible. It had been dumbed down to levels of illiteracy, was utterly preposterous in its story line and inattention to histo...
by DocRock
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mossberg 410 pump
Replies: 30
Views: 643

Re: Mossberg 410 pump

A .410 cylinder bore? What for? It might shoot rifled slugs. It will do for snakes at 5 yards. It won't pattern for toffee at 10.
by DocRock
Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Changed My Mind On The Sig 938
Replies: 40
Views: 631

Re: I Changed My Mind On The Sig 938

I have an irrational, visceral, dislike for the 9mm Parabellum and the plastic pistols that it is frequently chambered in, but I have to say that 365 anti-snag looks good and seems smart. The single sight is really interesting and I am curious about how you find it when shooting. I have not looked a...
by DocRock
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS-Nebraska 2 Triple K Scabbards
Replies: 8
Views: 317

Re: FS-Nebraska 2 Triple K Scabbards

I would like to buy one of the two if you end up separating them. Will PM with contact info in the event that you do. Cheers.
by DocRock
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: OK.....wtf is a "rapporteur...."....?????
Replies: 2
Views: 182

Re: OK.....wtf is a "rapporteur...."....?????

I remember her. She was equally outraged when Obama ordered the execution without trial, by drone strike, of natural born US citizen Anwar Al-Awlaki (admittedly, a vile thing).

Oh, wait. No. Sorry. My bad. No, she didn't say a thing.


And rapporteur is French for "useless but expensive parasite"
by DocRock
Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage has intorduced a new semi auto shotgun
Replies: 6
Views: 311

Re: Savage has intorduced a new semi auto shotgun

Of course it's ugly; it's a Savage. It will also likely be super accurate, super reliable, and boring.

It's overpriced. Savage made its post M99 bones on ugly, accurate, boring reliability, at a good price. This ain't that.
by DocRock
Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruined Rifle
Replies: 23
Views: 817

Re: Ruined Rifle

Possible option:

JES Rebore. Jesse does great work and, by gunsmith standards, is quite fast. I've had two barrels bored out by him, one a break action H&R, and was very pleased. 358 Winchester would be a logical choice of the chamber itself isn't very terrible.

http://35caliber.com/8.html
by DocRock
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Motivation to Vote RED -- "Obama on Supreme Court"
Replies: 5
Views: 240

Re: Motivation to Vote RED -- "Obama on Supreme Court"

Does disbarment disqualify one for the Bench? One must hope so. As I recall, HRC had her law license taken away for perjury, so I have to hope that would disqualify her. Obama however voluntarily surrendered his license, so that may not protect us from him. I still think he has his eye on UN Secreta...
by DocRock
Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WW1
Replies: 26
Views: 860

Re: WW1

The mountain war between Italian and Austro-Hungarian forces was right up there with the trenches and killing fields of Flanders for horror. Vast numbers of deaths by freezing, loss of limbs and other exposure related disease. Troops on both sides on the verge of starvation much of the time. Mules a...
by DocRock
Sun Dec 22, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Circle C Cowboys - America's Cold War Cavalry
Replies: 11
Views: 495

Re: Circle C Cowboys - America's Cold War Cavalry

That's pretty cool to have that family history. It's no wonder he was unimpressed with sabre drill. The history of cavalry in the US military is rather unique, and quite different from the cavalries of the European powers. Because US cavalry was born after the widespread adoption of rifles firearms ...
by DocRock
Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Would the Government ever use FORCE to take guns...?
Replies: 18
Views: 567

Re: Would the Government ever use FORCE to take guns...?

But hold on. The National Guard are Virginians. And they aren't the sons and daughters of the filth in the Legislature in Richmond. Some 75 of Virginia 's 95 counties have passed legislation declaring the county a Second Amendment Sanctuary. Generally, this means language such as "no county funds ma...
by DocRock
Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting article on 351 WSL ...... thought others here would find it interesting as well
Replies: 5
Views: 309

Re: Interesting article on 351 WSL ...... thought others here would find it interesting as well

Pretty much the "legend" on which the 350 Legend is based.

Super cool rifle. Brass and bullet selection will be severely limited, an important consideration.
by DocRock
Sat Dec 21, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .348 Wildcats
Replies: 19
Views: 523

Re: .348 Wildcats

The 348 Win has a significantly larger rim diameter than the 30-30 (.610 vs .506), is significantly longer (2.95 vs 2.55) and delivers considerably more bolt thrust than the 30-30. Even if you could bore out to 348, it would need a new mag tube, opening up the mag tube portal to the receiver, mods t...
by DocRock
Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mannlicher Schoenauer 1903 carbine
Replies: 49
Views: 964

Re: Mannlicher Schoenauer 1903 carbine

Wow! That is a beautiful rifle and quite a find. The double set trigger should ensure super accuracy along with the soft recoil. Congratulations on a great find!
by DocRock
Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Henry Axe ...... new player in the 410 personal defense shotgun market
Replies: 4
Views: 288

Re: Henry Axe ...... new player in the 410 personal defense shotgun market

The 410 personal defense firearm is quite funny. It exists due to pre-Bolsinaro (current President of Brazil) firearms regulations in Brazil which made a 410 smoothbore handgun one of the few legal options for defense. The Taurus "Judge" is a reference to the use of such firearms by the Brazilian ju...
by DocRock
Sun Dec 15, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Circle C Cowboys - America's Cold War Cavalry
Replies: 11
Views: 495

Re: Circle C Cowboys - America's Cold War Cavalry

As explained in the video, their mounts were ex-German forces, so they were trained to the European style of riding. Cavalry have always been so trained because, in part, when engaging with the sabre, shorter stirrups provide additional reach. Many of the irregular cavalry in the Civil War, who ofte...
by DocRock
Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Glass Bullets (fromshotgun)....
Replies: 8
Views: 315

Re: Glass Bullets (fromshotgun)....

My 20ga load - 370 grs pure lead ball (.626") over 95 grs 2F black powder for 1350 fps.

Next to a 30-06 case for perspective.
20ga370.jpg
by DocRock
Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Snapped these from my bedroom window about 7 AM this morning
Replies: 8
Views: 461

Re: Snapped these from my bedroom window about 7 AM this morning

Chem Trails!!!! Almost as bad as the "fluoride" in the water...
by DocRock
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fiver
Replies: 7
Views: 307

Re: Fiver

Love those rifles. Quintessential mid-century class. I envy you your rifle and congratulate you on its fruitful use.
by DocRock
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Glass Bullets (fromshotgun)....
Replies: 8
Views: 315

Re: Glass Bullets (fromshotgun)....

Those TFM guys are crazy. If you asked nicely, I'm pretty sure they'd fire a ham sandwich out of a shotgun :lol:

I was amazed at the durability of the marble.
by DocRock
Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 336 cb
Replies: 9
Views: 379

Re: 336 cb

I have a 336 Texan. I much prefer a 20" barrel configuration in 30-30.
by DocRock
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dec 7th, 1941 --- Never Forget
Replies: 10
Views: 216

Re: Dec 7th, 1941 --- Never Forget

As the pleasant surprise/late arrival Gen X child of Greatest Generation parents, I have to agree with the post above. Boomers have done a particularly poor job of raising children, but the real problem hasn't been the parents so much as the teachers. Running around smoking pot, dodging the draft, m...
by DocRock
Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 71 .45-70 Conversion: Cycling Issues
Replies: 9
Views: 360

Re: Winchester 71 .45-70 Conversion: Cycling Issues

So, Gunny's suggestion still holds but it's a matter of adding to rather than filing away at the carrier. The carrier does not require strength, so modifying the carrier to narrow it and better cradle the 45-70 round is what's required. Since I don't have a 71 or an 1886, I am of course offering ent...
by DocRock
Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Short barrel 308 rifle velocity loss
Replies: 5
Views: 221

Re: Short barrel 308 rifle velocity loss

I say, her hand loads are jolly hot! We didnt get a bullet weight, but I would guess in the 150 grs range. And she was pushing 2675 with that tasty little suppressed 700.
by DocRock
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: To restore or not
Replies: 21
Views: 1008

Re: To restore or not

I just finished mine. Not sure it will ever be of interest to a collector, but it's certainly better than it was!

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=75564
by DocRock
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage 99 Ugly Duckling
Replies: 26
Views: 1175

Re: Savage 99 Ugly Duckling

Gave it 10 coats of Tung Oil and have done the best I can do with re-bluing. I'm pleased how it turned out. Before: IMG_1002.jpg D92EFA4A-C2F8-4820-83AB-105E3F0D0B88.jpeg After: BAA4982D-E76A-4C73-AE0E-2F719E0890D6.jpeg CED983EC-5C9F-4B77-A0FA-34AD46DA4DC4.jpeg 6E73CA4F-740E-4BCE-9FF6-838AB8B52DAD.j...
by DocRock
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30-30 Ackley advice
Replies: 13
Views: 721

Re: 30-30 Ackley advice

I tried loading LVR with 150 gr bullets. Could be my rifle, or the combination with the particular bullets I was using, but accuracy was dismal, and pressures get out of hand very quickly. Thankfully a friend with Quickload saved me from a likely catastrophic ending. Good to know and glad to hear a...