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by Hobie
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday Bill in Oregon & Hobie.
Replies: 21
Views: 1359

Re: Happy Birthday Bill in Oregon & Hobie.

I just wanted to stop by to say thank you for the birthday wishes. I'm glad I made it to another one! May God give you all many more wonderful birthdays.
by Hobie
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: History Channel: "Frontiersmen" Documentary - March
Replies: 6
Views: 835

Re: History Channel: "Frontiersmen" Documentary - March

I agree with Pisgah, but that period in history is of great interest to me. Looking forward to seeing how well they do it.
by Hobie
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .357 Carbines
Replies: 15
Views: 1572

Re: .357 Carbines

Get one if you can but the Rossis and Browning 1892s are good, too.
by Hobie
Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lee Speed
Replies: 16
Views: 1617

Re: Lee Speed

THAT is what a bolt gun should be!
by Hobie
Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 303 British Loads & Sierra ProHunters
Replies: 41
Views: 4954

Re: 303 British Loads & Sierra ProHunters

A good topic to raise from the dead. The .303 Brit round is a great one. Anyone got one of the Ruger #1s?
by Hobie
Sun Feb 07, 2016 2:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crosman American Classic 1377
Replies: 17
Views: 1741

Re: Crosman American Classic 1377

I have two (.177 and .22, thanks Fred!), and an "extra" handgun scope, I think there's another project in the works! Had one earlier .22 caliber model when I was a kid, fashioned a butt-stock for it before they made them and shot starlings off the bird feeder with Dad's encouragement. Flat nosed pel...
by Hobie
Sat Apr 25, 2015 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .22 cat sneezers well, .223 actually
Replies: 5
Views: 634

Re: .22 cat sneezers well, .223 actually

CAS has been pushing the .22 Whisper for a while...
by Hobie
Mon Apr 06, 2015 7:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's with the badgers in England?
Replies: 11
Views: 1003

What's with the badgers in England?

I have a D-I-S-T-A-N-T cousin in England who is in high dudgeon about a badger 'cull'. Apparently he thinks it is the equivalent of the Turkish genocide of the Armenians. What say our English members?
by Hobie
Wed Mar 25, 2015 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday Bill in Oregon & Hobie.
Replies: 14
Views: 768

Re: Happy Birthday Bill in Oregon & Hobie.

it was a great day and thank you for all the birthday wishes.
by Hobie
Sun Mar 22, 2015 6:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .32-20 WCF "cat's sneeze" load
Replies: 16
Views: 3023

Re: .32-20 WCF "cat's sneeze" load

OI hit a good point.......for those who don't reload or are too lazy to....the 32-20 chamber will fire the 32 S&W short, long, and also the 32 auto. Now that my brain is in gear, it will also shoot the 32 mag. (I think) I've done them all, sometimes looking to get rid of a mess of old ammo. The 32 ...
by Hobie
Sat Mar 14, 2015 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Back after being away for a while....
Replies: 30
Views: 1676

Re: Back after being away for a while....

Good to see you are still here.
by Hobie
Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DNA Results
Replies: 27
Views: 973

Re: DNA Results

Am I one of those cousins? :wink: Seriously, I am to the point that I'm going to do this to verify the paper trail, of which I have made a very extensive one. The thing is all of European descent are all descendents of all the people alive in Europe in 1000 AD. IOW, we ARE all cousins. :D
by Hobie
Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Traded into something unique
Replies: 11
Views: 815

Re: Traded into something unique

Good guns. Good for you!
by Hobie
Fri Feb 13, 2015 10:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .22 LR HV and .22 on varmits/pests ammo failures in general
Replies: 37
Views: 1706

Re: .22 LR HV and .22 on varmits/pests ammo failures in gene

These two loads have never failed to kill squirrels when put through the chest OR head. The penny is for scale. 5 shots each of Aguila Colibri and CCI Quiet 22 solids (not the segmented bullet) at 27 feet from standing using a Winchester Model 47 with the issue open sights and with light on the targ...
by Hobie
Mon Feb 09, 2015 11:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DNA lineages in the Cherokee
Replies: 38
Views: 1785

Re: DNA lineages in the Cherokee

The math says that every person of any European ancestry is related to EVERY European of 1000 years ago who had children. EVERY one of them. That is because that many generations back you would have a TRILLION+ grandparents. Many/most/all of those people are likely ?great-grandparents of yours 2+ ti...
by Hobie
Sat Jan 17, 2015 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thor Has Passed
Replies: 57
Views: 1947

Re: Thor Has Passed

Very, very sorry to hear that. He was a fine dog.
by Hobie
Fri Dec 26, 2014 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Odd? offer... (Get out of Urban Amerika Free...)
Replies: 26
Views: 1384

Re: Odd? offer... (Get out of Urban Amerika Free...)

I liked the tavern with the drive-thru window...
by Hobie
Sun Nov 23, 2014 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Easy access to regular levers over?
Replies: 12
Views: 1375

Re: Easy access to regular levers over?

Our shop is buying leverguns and selling them. However, prices are, to my thinking, just a bit high. On the other hand, the dollar isn't worth what it was and that has to be accounted for as well. We sell LOTS of Ruger American and Savage Axis rifles for less money or just a little more with a scope...
by Hobie
Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If this soldier's dog was really stolen, that sucks...
Replies: 14
Views: 1752

Re: If this soldier's dog was really stolen, that sucks...

piller wrote:Just simply based on my experiences, I would bet that Major Vargas is a West Point graduate. That is what I learned to expect from the ring knockers. I hope that the dog is returned and that Major Vargas is required to resign his career.
Yep.
by Hobie
Sun Oct 26, 2014 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tire Wear... How many miles do you expect to get?
Replies: 25
Views: 1278

Re: Tire Wear... How many miles do you expect to get?

I put 70,000 + on the last set of Michelens on the truck and expect to get that out of this set. Beats the old days all hollow.
by Hobie
Wed Oct 22, 2014 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A .327 carbine?
Replies: 36
Views: 1392

Re: A .327 carbine?

The quality of the most recently made Remington Marlins is outstanding. I have not tested accuracy, but fit and finish is excellent with everything plumb and straight and nary a thing too proud of its neighbor. I am not a fan of CB safeties or the checkering but both are well done. The actions have...
by Hobie
Thu Oct 16, 2014 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A .327 carbine?
Replies: 36
Views: 1392

Re: A .327 carbine?

The quality of the most recently made Remington Marlins is outstanding. I have not tested accuracy, but fit and finish is excellent with everything plumb and straight and nary a thing too proud of its neighbor. I am not a fan of CB safeties or the checkering but both are well done. The actions have ...
by Hobie
Sat Oct 11, 2014 7:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My kind of CAR.
Replies: 11
Views: 790

Re: My kind of CAR.

After an extended "jog" with an M60 anything lighter is a dream date...
by Hobie
Thu Oct 09, 2014 9:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .22 Issues A Thing In The Past
Replies: 22
Views: 1295

Re: .22 Issues A Thing In The Past

CCI Standard Velocity does have better reputation than the Green Tag among local 50BR shooters. I've been using SK Standard Plus in my 52C-HB this past season because that's all I've been able to get.

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by Hobie
Sat Sep 06, 2014 1:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For Big Bore Pump Action Rifle Fans...
Replies: 43
Views: 2239

Re: For Big Bore Pump Action Rifle Fans...

I was once taught that speaking to the point isn't insulting but being insulted by it is. It appears that in my absence some of you have devolved and for that I am locking the topic.
by Hobie
Sat Aug 16, 2014 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester Model 1876 Question...
Replies: 15
Views: 1707

Re: Winchester Model 1876 Question...

Mine was in 45-60. Looked like Shasta's Took it shooting with 86er and Jason. Shot a Yak And a pig. I reloaded in BP and really liked the gun. Moved it to get an original 1886 Yours was a .45-75. I bought your surplus ammo when you sold the gun... :wink: PS - I know how hard it is to remember speci...
by Hobie
Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester Model 1876 Question...
Replies: 15
Views: 1707

Re: Winchester Model 1876 Question...

The .45-60 is the one to have if you want cheap brass but the .45-75 is the one if you want something more. You define "more". I like my .45-75. I do NOT shoot it enough... http://shootingwithhobie.blogspot.com/s ... abel/45-75
by Hobie
Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 1894c Bullet Choices
Replies: 9
Views: 873

Re: Marlin 1894c Bullet Choices

Test show that if one does go off you likely wouldn't be missing fingers. .38s I don't worry about EXCEPT don't use wadcutters. Now hot .357s, I'd be wary but I use FPs or HPs anyway.
by Hobie
Tue Jul 22, 2014 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Posting of Politically Oriented Topics
Replies: 14
Views: 37744

Re: Posting of Politically Oriented Topics

BlaineG wrote:All of a sudden, with no fanfare, the political posts are being trimmed.....Not nice :?
Fixed.
by Hobie
Mon Jul 14, 2014 8:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Life has overtaken Internets...
Replies: 27
Views: 980

Re: Life has overtaken Internets...

We want only the best for you OI, our prayers are with you.
by Hobie
Sat Jul 12, 2014 8:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 03
Replies: 14
Views: 733

Re: Winchester 03

Yes, we just got some of the .22 Auto ammo. I think it was made by Aguila but don't have a box here to verify.
by Hobie
Sun Jun 22, 2014 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody heard from Pitchy?
Replies: 50
Views: 3018

Re: Anybody heard from Pitchy?

About 2 seconds ago...
by Hobie
Sat Jun 07, 2014 3:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got first levergun, but I have a problem...
Replies: 14
Views: 1088

Re: Got first levergun, but I have a problem...

I would bet that we're not getting all the information. We never do. Same at the shop. I do the same when I take my vehicles in for something if I don't know what's going on and it is due to ignorance of the subject.
by Hobie
Sat Jun 07, 2014 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got first levergun, but I have a problem...
Replies: 14
Views: 1088

Re: Got first levergun, but I have a problem...

Malamute wrote:I'll be the odd man out on the working the lever smartly. All mine have worked perfectly no matter how slowly the lever was run. If it requires running it sharply to work, something is wrong.
Good point but smartly can help diagnosis.
by Hobie
Fri Jun 06, 2014 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got first levergun, but I have a problem...
Replies: 14
Views: 1088

Re: Got first levergun, but I have a problem...

Clean, oil, try again, smartly operating the lever. Doesn't work? Come back here and report.
by Hobie
Thu May 29, 2014 4:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any Winchester 52 experts here?
Replies: 9
Views: 901

Re: Any Winchester 52 experts here?

Mine shot SK Jagd and Remington Target very well today.
by Hobie
Tue May 27, 2014 10:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any Winchester 52 experts here?
Replies: 9
Views: 901

Re: Any Winchester 52 experts here?

Not an expert but recently picked up a 52C and after research don't think the checkering is factory. That's a Ken Viani mount on it. Just put the T-36 Weaver on today. They want me to shoot this Sunday! I don't think so.
by Hobie
Thu May 22, 2014 6:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Custom ccw holster for SAA
Replies: 13
Views: 720

Re: Custom ccw holster for SAA

I routinely give the same advice with regards to paddle holsters and just as routinely get the same response. As it is my job to help the customer and I am considerate of my boss in this matter I generally let it slide but have been known to point and tell them to have at it as so-and-so will check ...
by Hobie
Wed May 14, 2014 1:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buffalo Bore Ammunition
Replies: 8
Views: 778

Re: Buffalo Bore Ammunition

Hoarding will continue due to the political climate and gouging due to the hoarding and shortages due to both. That is how it is.
by Hobie
Tue May 13, 2014 2:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My "Last" List... What would yours look like...?
Replies: 54
Views: 1951

Re: My "Last" List... What would yours look like...?

Buck Elliott wrote:Don't let life and things own You...
Amen.
by Hobie
Sat May 10, 2014 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My lab Daily needs your thoughts...UPDATED May 11, 2014
Replies: 52
Views: 1824

Re: My lab Daily needs your thoughts...UPDATED May 11, 2014

Who has a dog that has not experienced this sorrow at their passing? Such a person would be no friend of mine. Most dogs are all the best that God can offer in this world and what a sad excuse for a human being is he that would not be heartbroken at losing such a friend. I truly feel for you and my ...
by Hobie
Wed May 07, 2014 8:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Was given a gun the other day
Replies: 21
Views: 1175

Re: Was given a gun the other day

Ooooooh, oooooooh, ooooooh, those are WONDERFUL guns! You are VERY fortunate!
by Hobie
Sun May 04, 2014 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Handy...
Replies: 5
Views: 647

Re: How Handy...

If you can't find a handi barrel of the correct caliber and twist rate to rechamber you can have it stubbed. http://shootingwithhobie.blogspot.com/2 ... bbing.html
by Hobie
Fri May 02, 2014 7:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Smiths carbine?
Replies: 9
Views: 796

Re: Smiths carbine?

Some are great, some not so much. I have shot a couple, like those but have not owned one. I.e., I haven't been so enamoured as to put my own money into one plus the aforementioned necessaries. Those that I shot were adequately accurate for combat, not good enough for hunting. My .54 New Englander w...
by Hobie
Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nice item for Reloaders (for marking brass)
Replies: 2
Views: 492

Re: Nice item for Reloaders (for marking brass)

Buck Elliott wrote:I just use a colored Sharpie to make a ring around the primer... have my own color code..
When I need it, that works great.
by Hobie
Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone on here into photography?
Replies: 35
Views: 1238

Re: Anyone on here into photography?

#1 tip, be fully clothed when you take photos of objects with reflective surfaces.
by Hobie
Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some .22 LR At Graff & Sons...
Replies: 8
Views: 616

Re: Some .22 LR At Graff & Sons...

I got that email, too :twisted: I may have to add Grafs to the Cheaper than Dirt list of gougers. It's half that at WM if you catch it . I wish all the hoarders would choke on their stash Yep, which is why they can charge that and get it and why those guys standing in line at Walmart every morning ...
by Hobie
Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Went to the 2014 NRA Convention
Replies: 10
Views: 899

Re: Went to the 2014 NRA Convention

Next year we will have to organize a Leverguns rendezvous point/time. I know that many don't want to advertise their absence from home but a broadcast point and time for the get together could give us a chance to meet. I was there, I know of a couple of other people who were there... Next year is at...
by Hobie
Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Over 50 Years Without a Savage 99…
Replies: 20
Views: 977

Re: Over 50 Years Without a Savage 99…

That is the configuration to have, and a beauty to boot!
by Hobie
Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Long Have You Kept Your BP Revolver Loaded?
Replies: 32
Views: 1018

Re: How Long Have You Kept Your BP Revolver Loaded?

Properly loaded a cap and ball revolver will work after as much as 12 years based on my personal experience. I was sure to load with felt and grease over ball and wax or those little plastic seals around the nipples. Every chamber fired just as good as freshly loaded. While the gun lived through hum...