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by 6pt-sika
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Round Counts
Replies: 17
Views: 405

Re: Round Counts

Of all the junk I’ve had over the years the ONLY one I keep or have kept a running tally on is my 26 Nosler . I think I’m around 180-190 rounds . Initially they claimed the barrel on one of these was toast after 900 or so shots , I plan to find out if that’s the case or not !
by 6pt-sika
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My New Browning 300 Win Mag
Replies: 4
Views: 169

Re: My New Browning 300 Win Mag

Once upon a time I wanted a pair of BLR’s a 270 WSM and a 325 WSM . Had visions of them handling anything I wanted to tackle , but after I fondled a couple I changed my tune . They didn’t feel right to me for some reason .
by 6pt-sika
Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CZ527 HB in 6.5 Grendel
Replies: 18
Views: 412

Re: CZ527 HB in 6.5 Grendel

A Midway box appeared today ! The Berger and Nosler match bullets arrived . Then I happened to be browsing Gunbroker and saw a semi deal in five boxes of Hornady 6.5mm 123 grain A-Max so they oughtta be here next week . 🙄
by 6pt-sika
Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 300 Win Mag vs 338 Win Mag
Replies: 13
Views: 249

Re: 300 Win Mag vs 338 Win Mag

I’ve had several of both and liked them both . However my application with a 300 Win Mag or the 300 Weatherby was with 150’s or 165’s , I liked 165’s the best in both 300’s . My application with the 338 usually started at 200 grains up to 225 grains all being polymer tipped bullets with the exceptio...
by 6pt-sika
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CZ527 HB in 6.5 Grendel
Replies: 18
Views: 412

Re: CZ527 HB in 6.5 Grendel

It does have some numbers to think about. Hornady brought out a cartridge called the 6.5 PRC . If my memory serves its based on the Ruger 300 RCM case . I seem to remmember some talk of making an AR-10 upper for this . I'd be intrested in that as well if they can get it to work . https://www.youtub...
by 6pt-sika
Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CZ527 HB in 6.5 Grendel
Replies: 18
Views: 412

Re: CZ527 HB in 6.5 Grendel

Actually if a person wanted a 6.5mm with more gas in an AR-15 they’d be well advised to contact D-Tech I believe is the name out in the Midwest , they build AR-15’s based on the WSSM case and one of them happens to be the 6.5mm WSSM I actually wouldn’t mind an upper built for that cartridge . A 6.5 ...
by 6pt-sika
Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CZ527 HB in 6.5 Grendel
Replies: 18
Views: 412

Re: CZ527 HB in 6.5 Grendel

Actually the Grendel is no more then the 6mm PPC necked up to 6.5mm . I think the case is a couple hundredths of an inch longer the the PPC case . And the fact that I’ve been partial to 6.5mm’s for about 35 years is just a bonus . I got the AR Grendel because I was intrigued, I bought the Howa Mini ...
by 6pt-sika
Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CZ527 HB in 6.5 Grendel
Replies: 18
Views: 412

Re: CZ527 HB in 6.5 Grendel

I have a couple boxes of Berger 120 Match ordered as well as a 250 box of the Nosler 123 Match . Picked up a 1000 Federal SMall Rifle Match and a 1000 REM 7 1/2 small Rifle Match today . About the only thing I’d like to get for this rifle are 100 pieces of Lapua brass and I suspect I’ll bite the bul...
by 6pt-sika
Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CZ527 HB in 6.5 Grendel
Replies: 18
Views: 412

Re: CZ527 HB in 6.5 Grendel

I have a receiver built, and am still undecided what to top it with. I am trying to decide between a 6.5 Grendel and a .458 SOCOM upper. I am wanting to make it a dedicated single caliber rifle. My hunting has been severely limited since I was placed on float status and don't know my schedule more ...
by 6pt-sika
Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CZ527 HB in 6.5 Grendel
Replies: 18
Views: 412

Re: CZ527 HB in 6.5 Grendel

wolfdog wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:40 pm
Sweet! I am building an Ar in 6.5, may get it out to the range this weekend.
I have three Grendel’s at present my Alexander Arms AR-15 , a Howa Mini and this CZ527 HB . Killed deer this past season with the AR using a Nosler 100 BT handload and the Howa with a Nosler 120 BT handload.
by 6pt-sika
Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CZ527 HB in 6.5 Grendel
Replies: 18
Views: 412

CZ527 HB in 6.5 Grendel

I acquired a NIB CZ527 HB in 6.5 Grendel a week or so ago . At the moment I have my old Leupold Vari XIII 6.5-20AO on top . I’ve not loaded for it but have been shooting the stuff I loaded for my AR . Nosler 100BT , Nosler 120BT and the Hornady 123SST . This past Monday afternoon I shot 12 three sho...
by 6pt-sika
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lever Guns (pictures)
Replies: 73
Views: 3584

Re: Lever Guns (pictures)

Shrapnel wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:42 am
Shiras moose taken with an original 1876 deluxe in 40-60...

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Seems to me I saw this pic in one of Venturino’s books .
by 6pt-sika
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pretty good day !
Replies: 1
Views: 150

Re: Pretty good day !

Think I’ll get back to my desk and see if I can Lubrisize the three hundred bullets . Still have two more versions to cast Friday .
by 6pt-sika
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pretty good day !
Replies: 1
Views: 150

Pretty good day !

I got a new to me slightly used MiHec brass 44 cal Cramer mold yesterday and cast three versions of it 100 of each . Ordered a new CZ 527 varmint in 6.5 Grendel (perhaps my new bench gun) and right after that I picked up a pair of model 38 Swedish Mausers one’s a Husky and the others a Carl Gustaf .
by 6pt-sika
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Photobucket pics are back up
Replies: 13
Views: 511

Re: Photobucket pics are back up

claybob86 wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:12 am
I already deleted all my photos and closed the account. Won't be going back.
Ditto !
by 6pt-sika
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 45 Projectiles
Replies: 7
Views: 358

Re: 45 Projectiles

jeepnik wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:02 pm
Well, that should last a bit.

But the science guy in me rankled at PB. Leads symbol is Pb.
PLAIN BASE
by 6pt-sika
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 45 Projectiles
Replies: 7
Views: 358

Re: 45 Projectiles

Earlier this week I used an NOE mold also for the 45 and made 300 with the big HP and 300 with the medium HP . Have enough 45 cal projectiles to last me awhile 👌🏻
by 6pt-sika
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 45 Projectiles
Replies: 7
Views: 358

45 Projectiles

Before lunch today I cast 300 of the Lyman 228 grain RN PB for the 45 ACP and then I cast 300 of a similar bullet from a Lee six cavity . After lunch I lubrisized all 600 . Rather productive day 👍🏻
by 6pt-sika
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Never a #3 !
Replies: 19
Views: 756

Re: Never a #3 !

Thevtriggerd at about 3 1/2 pounds . I may try and work on that later . 2-2 1/2 would suit me better 👌🏻
by 6pt-sika
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Never a #3 !
Replies: 19
Views: 756

Re: Never a #3 !

The #3 finally showed up today and it looked ok . It actually felt pretty good with that abomination recoil pad . I bought an old Redfield one piece mount for the thing and hopefully it’ll appear later today . My plan is to get a scope mounted tonight and maybe 8 or 10 loads for tommorrow .
by 6pt-sika
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speer 6mm 105 grain Spitzer
Replies: 7
Views: 313

Re: Speer 6mm 105 grain Spitzer

Just about every speer bullet that was a favorite of mine from manuals #9 through #13_have been discontinued..... There were at least a half-dozen gentleman and one woman whom i was acquainted with from the early days of gun and hunting internet chat rooms who became so depressed they eventually to...
by 6pt-sika
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speer 6mm 105 grain Spitzer
Replies: 7
Views: 313

Re: Speer 6mm 105 grain Spitzer

piller wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:05 pm
Hope you and that gun can both last long enough to make good use of all of those bullets.
To be honest I expect I’ll burn 100-300 of them this summer just shooting paper . The little rifle has a 60’s era Refield 3-9 on top . I’d like to find a nice old Leupold Vari XII 3-9 to replace it with .
by 6pt-sika
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speer 6mm 105 grain Spitzer
Replies: 7
Views: 313

Re: Speer 6mm 105 grain Spitzer

piller wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:05 pm
Hope you and that gun can both last long enough to make good use of all of those bullets.
You and me both ! If I last another 30-35 years I’ll be satisfied , that’ll put me in the 86-91 area lols !
by 6pt-sika
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speer 6mm 105 grain Spitzer
Replies: 7
Views: 313

Speer 6mm 105 grain Spitzer

I just picked up 875 Speer 6mm 105 grain spritzers . I had some before that a friend gave me to try in my little Mannlicher Schoenauer MCA 243 WIN Carbine . They shot well enough for deer inside 200 yards . I got down to a few then saw a GB auction and I bought all the guy had . I’m fairly certain 8...
by 6pt-sika
Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Navy arms buffalo hunter
Replies: 13
Views: 605

Re: Navy arms buffalo hunter

In the early or mid 70s Val Forgett and another guy did an African safari with those rifles. It was pretty interesting reading. They worked up some pretty heavy loads and did pretty good work on the large stuff. A backup shot was taken by a guide on I think an elephant, but it was later determined ...
by 6pt-sika
Thu May 31, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Never a #3 !
Replies: 19
Views: 756

Re: Never a #3 !

I have had a #3 in 45/70 for awhile now, about 15 years or so. It is a great woods carbine. It has one advantage for me over the #1, the lever has a fairly stout detent to stop it from opening as opposed to the #1's lever release button which has been know to be bumped and drop the lever at the wor...
by 6pt-sika
Wed May 30, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Commercially Available .45ACP Carbine
Replies: 18
Views: 916

Re: Commercially Available .45ACP Carbine

If I were to purchase a semi auto rifle for the 45 ACP it would be a Marlin Camp Rifle hands down .
by 6pt-sika
Wed May 30, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Never a #3 !
Replies: 19
Views: 756

Re: Never a #3 !

Never owned one before but from what l have heard the No. 3 lever can bite your fingers in the more stoutly recoiling rounds. I personally preferred the looks of the No. 3 over the No. 1. I believe I’ve only had a few #3’s in my hands over the years . The two that stick out the most were a 45-70 I’...
by 6pt-sika
Wed May 30, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Never a #3 !
Replies: 19
Views: 756

Re: Never a #3 !

This will be more then likely a cast only gun . But my cast loads are usually fairly stout , but with that being said I don’t perceive a recoil issue until I get to maybe 350 grainers . I EXPECT to work up loads to and including 375 grainers . At the moment I have a couple new NOE molds for s 434-23...
by 6pt-sika
Wed May 30, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Never a #3 !
Replies: 19
Views: 756

Re: Never a #3 !

I bought a No.1 in 7 mm Remington Magnum many years ago but never really warmed up to that cartridge in that gun. I thought about rebarreling it in 45-70 but then I got to thinking 444 Marlin would be even more unique...! That design just seems perfect for a large-bore rimmed straight-walled cartri...
by 6pt-sika
Tue May 29, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Never a #3 !
Replies: 19
Views: 756

Re: Never a #3 !

. Many .45-70 Ruger #3 owners can't deal with the recoil, due to it's light weight (I didn't have a problem with the 3 I once had, but YMMV). If any #3 owners find they need one, there's a recoil pad out there (for all Rugers with the carbine roll-over buttplate) that's a direct/drop-in replacement...
by 6pt-sika
Tue May 29, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Never a #3 !
Replies: 19
Views: 756

Never a #3 !

I've had perhaps 30-36 Ruger #1's over the last 30 years but I never owned a #3 . Someone had a #3 on Gunbroker that started life as a 44 MAG think the gun was circa 83 or 84 and it has since had the chamber run out to 444 Marlin . So I decided it just might need to become part of my "accumulation" ...
by 6pt-sika
Mon May 28, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: article ..... Top 10 Best Leverguns
Replies: 8
Views: 438

Re: article ..... Top 10 Best Leverguns

336/1895/444 are to my way of thinking all pretty much the same thing . So with that being said the 336/1895 would be one of mine the 39A another and the Win 1886 a third , the rest they have listed do nothing for me . And I’d add the square bolt Marlin 1893 , 1894 and 1895 .
by 6pt-sika
Mon May 14, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who here plays with Walkers and Dragoons?
Replies: 35
Views: 1021

Re: Who here plays with Walkers and Dragoons?

Gotta say the Walker and Dragoon’s never caught my intrest suppose it the heavy aspect . I do however like the 1860 Army quite a bit and have an original or two . I’m also quite taken with the 1849 Pocket Model think I have eight or so of them all originals . I always though the 1849 would make a ni...
by 6pt-sika
Sat May 05, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kentucky Derby - National Anthem
Replies: 5
Views: 409

Re: Kentucky Derby - National Anthem

2ndovc wrote:
Sat May 05, 2018 4:47 pm
Did any of the horses kneel in protest of ten thousand years of servitude? :shock:


jb 8)
They know better ! They know if they kneel their owner will think they have a severe leg problem and most likely will be shot (put down) . Perhaps they should follow that in professional human sports .
by 6pt-sika
Sat May 05, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kentucky Derby - National Anthem
Replies: 5
Views: 409

Kentucky Derby - National Anthem

Just watched the National Anthem before the running of the derby at Churchill Downs . To each his own but their rendition left a lot to be desired in my ALWAYS BIASED opinion .
by 6pt-sika
Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I recieved an email from Mic McPherson
Replies: 4
Views: 444

Re: I recieved an email from Mic McPherson

I'm not big on the Kindle. I know what you mean . Four or so years ago I bought two of them . A sm aller one for my daughter in the Philippin es and a full size one for myself . She used the heck out of the little one and it finally gave up the ghost . By the time hers gave up I'd grown unfond of m...
by 6pt-sika
Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heading to the Southern Side by Side
Replies: 11
Views: 433

Re: Heading to the Southern Side by Side

Being retarted, errrrr, retired means I'll never board another commercial aircraft. If it's an emergency, I'll MAYBE spring for First Class. I've had it being pushed and prodded around like a dang side of beef. I've got nothing but time and by the EOM I'll have a camper to sleep in while I'm taking...
by 6pt-sika
Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heading to the Southern Side by Side
Replies: 11
Views: 433

Re: Heading to the Southern Side by Side

Forgot to mention there was a Holland and Holland 600 Nitro Express double rifle there . That was a BRUTE !
by 6pt-sika
Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heading to the Southern Side by Side
Replies: 11
Views: 433

Re: Heading to the Southern Side by Side

Well flights down and back were uneventfull as a pretty much slept thru them both ! At the Southern I cannot begin to mention everything I saw that I liked . The amount of nice old SxS Purdys and Boss's would boggle the mind . I had a Parker Grade 3 top lever hammer gun on a #4 frame 8 gauge in my h...
by 6pt-sika
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heading to the Southern Side by Side
Replies: 11
Views: 433

Re: Heading to the Southern Side by Side

FWIW I'm heading oughtta here again this year on 10/10/18 on ANA bound for Narita then on to Manila . I'll spend a couple weeks with the wife and family then the wife and I will head to Manila for a week and tour around Bataan , Corregidor , Subic and Clark with her oldest brother and his wife . The...
by 6pt-sika
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heading to the Southern Side by Side
Replies: 11
Views: 433

Re: Heading to the Southern Side by Side

Being retarted, errrrr, retired means I'll never board another commercial aircraft. If it's an emergency, I'll MAYBE spring for First Class. I've had it being pushed and prodded around like a dang side of beef. I've got nothing but time and by the EOM I'll have a camper to sleep in while I'm taking...
by 6pt-sika
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heading to the Southern Side by Side
Replies: 11
Views: 433

Re: Heading to the Southern Side by Side

Pitchy wrote:
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:46 pm
6pt-sika wrote:
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:35 pm
Flying in a six seater private plane for an hour or so each way beats the heck oughtta driving four hours each way LOL’s .
I know I was joking about the plane I built that never got off the ground, didn`t mean it the wrong way.
Not to worry I didn't take it the wrong way .
by 6pt-sika
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heading to the Southern Side by Side
Replies: 11
Views: 433

Re: Heading to the Southern Side by Side

Flying in a six seater private plane for an hour or so each way beats the heck oughtta driving four hours each way LOL’s .
by 6pt-sika
Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heading to the Southern Side by Side
Replies: 11
Views: 433

Heading to the Southern Side by Side

Heading down to Sanford NC in the morning for the Southern Side by Side . Am going to hop a ride on a friends plane . I think it’s a touch over an hour from central VA . Never been before so this just might be intresting . And if all goes semi close to as planned I oughtta be home around 17:00-18:00 !
by 6pt-sika
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Pea Shooter
Replies: 13
Views: 977

Re: New Pea Shooter

Well I just completed an order to NOE for a RG4 452-232HP plain base mold . And for kicks and giggle ordered an 434-234GC HP RG2 as well . Hopefully I can get the 232 HP to shoot well in my Kimber and if thats the case it'll most likely get the nod for my self/personal defense load or carry load wha...
by 6pt-sika
Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buckshot
Replies: 62
Views: 1636

Re: Buckshot

I wonder if you actually mean #4 instead of 0000.... I try to keep 0000 buckshot (.375" to .380") for my .36 percussion revolvers....ballistic products 0000 works perfectly....uniformly swaged to .380" and slightly hardened with antimony but they are, more often than not, out of stock. but....0000 ...
by 6pt-sika
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 444
Replies: 9
Views: 444

Re: Marlin 444

Thanks, I am really unfamiliar with 444's Shop was asking $1150 and I thought that was way out of the ball park. Its in good condition, granted, but not sure I would pay $1150 if it was new in box. Been doing some reading up on the 444, be okay for short range elk, moose, more ammo out there than I...
by 6pt-sika
Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 444
Replies: 9
Views: 444

Re: Marlin 444

444T. I had one, a fine shooter. Too heavy for my worn out elbows. I took several whitetails and axis with mine. '71 model, square lever, dovetailed front sight. TomF The configuration he mentions was made from 1964 to 1972 . Actual “444T” guns were ONLY made in 1971 and 1972 . And not all the guns...