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by DocRock
Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: January 1 1898 Recreation Magazine
Replies: 1
Views: 30

Re: January 1 1898 Recreation Magazine

Cool, thanks for sharing. Seems like "Same Stuff, Different Century" :lol:
by DocRock
Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Image for Gamekeeper
Replies: 5
Views: 174

Re: Image for Gamekeeper

Bloody majestic bird.
by DocRock
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The paperback version of SURVIVAL RELOADING is now avaiable
Replies: 6
Views: 164

Re: The paperback version of SURVIVAL RELOADING is now avaiable

Cool. Ordered. We don't have to do book reports until Coronacation is over, right?
by DocRock
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Less gun control , more social distancing
Replies: 8
Views: 183

Re: Less gun control , more social distancing

We all know that tons of illegal drugs are moved by car...aren't they sticking out like a sore thumb right now? I have not seen in any news where drugs are hard to come by...---6 The slowdown of fentanyl and meth precursor drug components from China is having a negative impact on the Mexican Cartel...
by DocRock
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Young'uns can't do math....
Replies: 5
Views: 423

Re: Young'uns can't do math....

The media purposefully misleads people in aid of their anti-Trump narrative.
by DocRock
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Less gun control , more social distancing
Replies: 8
Views: 183

Re: Less gun control , more social distancing

4t5 wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:34 pm
haven't seen a shooting headline in a while, my MODEL shows, distancing is better than more gun control legislation, at reducing gun related crime and the stats prove it.
A good point actually but I cant see Bloomberg or his stooge, that vile Shannon Watt, getting onboard.
by DocRock
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Shotgun
Replies: 17
Views: 992

Re: New Shotgun

While it looks like fun, and obviously works very well, my tastes lately run more to this: shotgun.JPG It ain't near as sexy or as fast but it does work. For around $100 each you can stash quite a few of them around the property ... :D Sorry to the OP for the digression. My 20 ga H&R. Useful little...
by DocRock
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My 1st Safe Queen -- H&R Sportsman "1 of 999"
Replies: 12
Views: 678

Re: My 1st Safe Queen -- H&R Sportsman "1 of 999"

That's a beauty! H&R has had some real winners over its history before the Freedom Group shut them down.
by DocRock
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Shotgun
Replies: 17
Views: 992

Re: New Shotgun

While it looks like fun, and obviously works very well, my tastes lately run more to this: shotgun.JPG It ain't near as sexy or as fast but it does work. For around $100 each you can stash quite a few of them around the property ... :D Like. Handis seem to be coming out of the closet during Coronac...
by DocRock
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Goat hunting opportunity
Replies: 12
Views: 809

Re: Goat hunting opportunity

gamekeeper wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:56 am
They used to say regarding sheep "beware of the Welshman who always wears wellingtons" I could explain but would probably be kicked off the forum... :lol:
On his 13th birthday, a Welshman gets a pair of extra wide wellies, a pair of Velcro gloves, and a stringless tennis racket.
by DocRock
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 1892
Replies: 6
Views: 547

Re: Marlin 1892

I've seen an early switch-pin 1892 but never got to shoot one. Sounds like fun.
by DocRock
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 1892
Replies: 6
Views: 547

Marlin 1892

The latest edition of “Rifle” celebrates the longest rifle in continual production as its days wane under the malign influence of Remington. Now known as the Model 39A, it began life in 1891 and was the rifle that Annie Oakley shot her famous one-hole card with. This is a Model 1892, its second iter...
by DocRock
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Goat hunting opportunity
Replies: 12
Views: 809

Re: Goat hunting opportunity

It's Wales. Those goats won't be hunted; they'll be courted.
by DocRock
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Three generations ago kids this age fought WW2...
Replies: 3
Views: 417

Re: Three generations ago kids this age fought WW2...

Don't forget that these kinds of kids DIDN'T fight in the Civil War. Their daddy's paid the $300 for a substitute when they got drafted, or purchased them a safe REMF officer commission in the War Department. In WWII, daddy had them made exempt, got them medical deferments, or, again, got them safe ...
by DocRock
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Shotgun
Replies: 17
Views: 992

Re: New Shotgun

Very cool. Congratulations. I haven't seen many reviews of the VR80, but if the few possibly objective ones, they have been remarkably positive and I am, to my own curmudgeonly surprise, quite interested. Would appreciate some updates on patterning, reliability, and any issues over time.
by DocRock
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Aliens!
Replies: 15
Views: 899

Re: Aliens!

I do not believe that extraterrestrial life has visited Earth. But reading the last two sentences of your second paragraph in the OP tells me that you are a great American. I'm not being facetious or sarcastic This is the kind of level headed thinking we haven't seen since the Greatest Generation. I...
by DocRock
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 35 Krag single
Replies: 6
Views: 489

Re: 35 Krag single

Doc, thanks for the bump, as I had missed this. I hear a lot of good things about JES, and considered having a worn-out Krag rebored to the .35 after having some fun with a .35-30 in a Model 94. My experience with Jesse on two other rifles has been outstanding. And he certainly did a good job on th...
by DocRock
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Virus, Newer Name
Replies: 10
Views: 589

Re: New Virus, Newer Name

I like "Kung Flu" :lol:
by DocRock
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30-40 Krag Handi Rifle
Replies: 8
Views: 479

Re: 30-40 Krag Handi Rifle

So, my name is Doc, and I'm a Kragaholic. I have three Krag Joergensens, a Ruger No. 3, and a Miroku made "Browning" 1895 all chambered in 30-40. I have a Handi Rifle chambered in 35 Krag, pictures of which i recently posted here. And I recently purchased a Siamese Mauser action which I will likely ...
by DocRock
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 35 Krag single
Replies: 6
Views: 489

35 Krag single

Bought this rifle a couple of years ago and it hasn’t gotten out much but pulled it for the Great Corona Clean Up. I understand it began life as a Harrington & Richardson 30-30 ejector model and was rebored and rechambered to 35 Krag by Jesse Occumpaugh (JES Rebore), who has done a couple of barrels...
by DocRock
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester Model 94 Trapper
Replies: 13
Views: 718

Re: Winchester Model 94 Trapper

We have to remember that from about 1978 on through the end of days in New Haven, Winchester was living hand to mouth, churning out "commemoratives" and special editions at a pretty remarkable rate. And there were definitely some parts bin specials. So the idea that some trappers were made up with l...
by DocRock
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chamber and barrel inserts
Replies: 19
Views: 1375

Re: Chamber and barrel inserts

I have an MCA 12" rifled 30-30 insert for a 20ga barrel. It's not very accurate given that aiming with the double barrel shotgun is not very precise. Not much use really.
by DocRock
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Project: Westernfield Model 30
Replies: 15
Views: 775

Re: New Project: Westernfield Model 30

Pursuant to a good suggestion, I obtained all the forend hardware and wood so that I can assemble the second barrel as a true switch barrel, ready to slide into the receiver and run. Took everything back to bare metal today and re-blued it and for started on the wood which is deeply impregnated with...
by DocRock
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Rifle / Revolver...Yeah!
Replies: 30
Views: 773

Re: New Rifle / Revolver...Yeah!

What are the cast bullets sized to? Should be a 1:10 twist rate. Any reason to believe it's slower? The Sharp's configuration will allow use of the Lyman 311299. Sized .310", they should be a treat. If the twist rate is suspect, the Lyman 311041 is a sure bet. Over 16.5" grains IMR4227, sized at .31...
by DocRock
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage 99 Ugly Duckling
Replies: 34
Views: 1578

Re: Savage 99 Ugly Duckling

My best friend in high school's dad had a 99 that was his pride and joy. It was in .308 with the spool type magazine. I think that rifle had the best feel of any rifle I've ever seen If you looked at something and put the rifle up to your shoulder the cross hairs were on it. It was a beautiful thin...
by DocRock
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Project: Westernfield Model 30
Replies: 15
Views: 775

Re: New Project: Westernfield Model 30

So, I sent the original barrel out to Mike Orlen, and in a nine day from me to him and back turn-around, he threaded it for Invector chokes (which I already have) and lengthened and polished the forcing cone. Finally got to shoot it. Took the teenager out to shoot sporting clays and broke birds at f...
by DocRock
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage 99 Ugly Duckling
Replies: 34
Views: 1578

Re: Savage 99 Ugly Duckling

Good work, thanks for the updates! +1 and Amen on that! It's coming along really well and you seem to be enjoying the project. But with this crowd -- you won't be done until we get a Range Report ! :wink: Good luck, and tight groups! Old No7 So, got out to the range today, really only to check the ...
by DocRock
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage 99 Ugly Duckling
Replies: 34
Views: 1578

Re: Savage 99 Ugly Duckling

The extractor on this rifle was unreliable, frequently slipping off the cartridge rim and wouldn't pull the skin off a pudding. Finally got around to taking it off during Coronisolation and found the problem. The previous owner had replaced it and farouked it up. As I learned when I ordered an NOS e...
by DocRock
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Rifle / Revolver...Yeah!
Replies: 30
Views: 773

Re: New Rifle / Revolver...Yeah!

The Lyman rifle in 30-30 is super cool! Let us know how it shoots
by DocRock
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Mosley folding bathtub.
Replies: 17
Views: 296

Re: The Mosley folding bathtub.

Excellent campaign furniture!
by DocRock
Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: It must be SNOWING in Ohio....!!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 146

Re: It must be SNOWING in Ohio....!!!!

Ah, for the good old days of Kent State...
by DocRock
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone Cancelled Work or Personal Air Travel Yet?
Replies: 43
Views: 1135

Re: Anyone Cancelled Work or Personal Air Travel Yet?

Colorado College shut down today. Kids have to be off campus by midnight tomorrow.
by DocRock
Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruger No. 1 A.S.S.R.A
Replies: 29
Views: 462

Re: Ruger No. 1 A.S.S.R.A

Has to be 30-40 Krag, THE American single shot cartridge. Can be loaded for soft shooting 200 yard targets with 4227 and the Lyman 311284 and, in the Ruger action, to match 308 Win target loads with H4350 and a Berger 175 grs VLD.
by DocRock
Sat Mar 07, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New WW II Movie coming out in June....
Replies: 15
Views: 419

Re: New WW II Movie coming out in June....

Trailer looks great. But guaranteed there will be some sort of Social Justice revisionism to ruin it.
by DocRock
Sat Mar 07, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New WW II Movie coming out in June....
Replies: 15
Views: 419

Re: New WW II Movie coming out in June....

Double post
by DocRock
Sat Mar 07, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Wealth Envy makes Math Irrelevant
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: Wealth Envy makes Math Irrelevant

Sounds like the perfect but to head OMB in the Sanders administration :D
by DocRock
Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When they say to wash your hands ...
Replies: 17
Views: 532

Re: When they say to wash your hands ...

Texas public health message was very, very clear.

"Wash your hands like you just cut up some jalapenos and habaneros and now have to take out your contact lenses. "
by DocRock
Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Project: Westernfield Model 30
Replies: 15
Views: 775

Re: New Project: Westernfield Model 30

GunnyMack wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:55 am
You might be surprised how much wall thickness is there at your cut, also there are thin wall tubes ( or were) on the market. Looks like the Ol girl has cleaned up very well!
Good advice. I'll measure when I make the cut.
by DocRock
Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: I hope Biden is the nominee....
Replies: 10
Views: 275

Re: I hope Biden is the nominee....

Not original thought by me but I love it because I despise Bloomberg so much:

"Russian hackers allegedly spent $100,000 stealing the election from HRC but Mike Bloomberg can't win a primary after spending $500 million. It's almost like the Russian thing is BS...."
by DocRock
Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: I hope Biden is the nominee....
Replies: 10
Views: 275

Re: I hope Biden is the nominee....

I agree. I think Biden is a better candidate for Trump to beat. He’s so doddering, he thinks he’s running for Senate! He’s losing it.
by DocRock
Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Denver council woman candi cdebaca (d)
Replies: 4
Views: 184

Re: Denver council woman candi cdebaca (d)

I agree. That’s incitement to violence. If only there were a conservative left in Denver to report her...
by DocRock
Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Project: Westernfield Model 30
Replies: 15
Views: 775

Re: New Project: Westernfield Model 30

The “semi” finished stocks needed a lot of fit and finish. Still needs another couple of coats of Waterlox. I’ll be doing the refinish and cut on the shorty barrel, and fitting the the heat shield which will need reaming, as the Stevens barrel is a little larger OD than the Winchester 97 barrel that...
by DocRock
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Project: Westernfield Model 30
Replies: 15
Views: 775

Re: New Project: Westernfield Model 30

Waiting for the last, hopefully, coat of Waterlox to cure and I should have a pic of the much better looking gun assembled tomorrow. Found a knackered IC 28" barrel that should be on the way now, that I will cut down, plum blue, and fit the heat shield to - it needs reaming to fit the Stevens barrel...
by DocRock
Sun Mar 01, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When I was a kid .....
Replies: 20
Views: 513

Re: When I was a kid .....

Doc, wonderful memory! Y'all must be "getting up in years." God bless you. Well, at 53 I feel like I'm "getting up in years" but I suppose I've still got a few good ones ahead :mrgreen: I was a "pleasant surprise" shall we say, 14 years younger than my youngest sibling and probably a bit of a shock...
by DocRock
Sun Mar 01, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When I was a kid .....
Replies: 20
Views: 513

Re: When I was a kid .....

Spent the summers up in Vermont at "The Farm", defunct as such by the time I was around but an apple and dairy farm up until WWII and where my grandparents retreated during the Depression with six kids. No electricity, my grandmother having met the government folks on the road in the 1930s holding a...
by DocRock
Sat Feb 29, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rossi levergun
Replies: 15
Views: 433

Re: Rossi levergun

I only have a 16" 45 Colt model, blued with Rainforest Mystery Wood stocks. Had the same configuration in 38/357 but sold it several years ago. Somewhere in the web there's a chap's "How to make Rossi's Rainforest Mystery Wood look better". As I recall, it came out like a nice beech stock, so, nothi...
by DocRock
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: talk me of Weatherby rifle
Replies: 17
Views: 434

Re: talk me of Weatherby rifle

No. I refuse. But what rifle - Vanguard or Mark V or something like the new Ti? What chambering, a conventional or a Weatherby proprietary. The Vanguard is a Howa 1500 barreled action in a Weatherby spec stock. The stocks tend to be a little stiffer than the Hogue synthetics on Howas. The rifles are...
by DocRock
Sun Feb 23, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 6.5 Grendel
Replies: 15
Views: 361

Re: 6.5 Grendel

Not enough for elk and moose. The sectional density fan-kids will suggest that .264" bullets penetrate like much heavier 30 cal bullets and others will repeat the old chestnut about the Swedes hunting moose with the 6.5x55. Well, I have lived and hunted in Sweden and I am a fan of the 6.5x55 but the...
by DocRock
Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The rest of the story please.
Replies: 21
Views: 627

Re: The rest of the story please.

I've made it very clear that I want something that would compare favorably to those markers in the Plain of Giza. And I am confident that my wishes will be respected in death just as they have been, so meticulously, in life...