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by 6pt-sika
Mon May 25, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nickel plated brass
Replies: 9
Views: 181

Re: Nickel plated brass

Back thirtyfive years ago when I was hung up on 7mm’s I bought nice new R/P nickel plated 7-08 , 280 , 7x57 and 7 Mag brass . I’m still using the 7x57 and 7-08 brass .
by 6pt-sika
Sun May 24, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Memorial Weekend old standbys !
Replies: 8
Views: 125

Re: Memorial Weekend old standbys !

Ha! Ain't that the truth....with FIOS we have something like 1500 channels.....scrolling through I might find 3 that I like and yep, most were made in forties or fifties....a few good ones about the Vietnam war came out sometime back, like "Platoon", "Apocalypse Now", American Sniper..etc....Don't ...
by 6pt-sika
Sun May 24, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jacketed Vs Cast Reloading
Replies: 27
Views: 468

Re: Jacketed Vs Cast Reloading

Rube Burrows wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 3:31 pm
6pt-sika wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 2:52 pm
Looks good to me :!:

I was more than impressed with the .379 bullets. They grouped better than I was expecting.
At one point I had a pair of 38-55’s a 375 WIN and a 38-56 I sized at .379” for all four .
by 6pt-sika
Sun May 24, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jacketed Vs Cast Reloading
Replies: 27
Views: 468

Re: Jacketed Vs Cast Reloading

Looks good to me :!:
by 6pt-sika
Sun May 24, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Memorial Weekend old standbys !
Replies: 8
Views: 125

Memorial Weekend old standbys !

Well in honor of Memorial Day I watched “Sargent York” with Gary Cooper last night and at the moment I’m watching “MacArthur” with Gregory Peck . Looks like more and more all the movies I prefer watching were made before I was born or made when I was quite young !
by 6pt-sika
Sat May 23, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rather Profound
Replies: 2
Views: 182

Rather Profound

It’s rather profound that I was looking for something Memorial Day weekend and I find my grandfathers WWII medal ! Think he let me have that when I was five or six years old so I’ve had it fifty plus years .
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by 6pt-sika
Sat May 23, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unertl Scopes
Replies: 10
Views: 173

Re: Unertl Scopes

Never owned or punched paper using a Unertl but I have sold a few for folks . Only thing close I ever had was a 10x Lyman Targetspot thst was mounted on a rather nice old Remington 513T I got from a friend in Doylestown PA almost twenty years ago .
by 6pt-sika
Sat May 23, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Suppressor
Replies: 28
Views: 502

Re: Suppressor

6pt, if you applied in January you probably won’t see it this year. BATFE cashed my check on October 1,2019. I called them March 3, 2020. I was told my application is “on track.” We are experiencing a 12-14 month backlog. Call us again in August. AAArrrgh. But you can buy a “fuel filter” on eBay an...
by 6pt-sika
Fri May 22, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Suppressor
Replies: 28
Views: 502

Re: Suppressor

Last year when I used my friends thermal he has it on his AR-10 308 so I thought if I went this route I wanted to use an AR-10 in 338 Federal which I have so more then likely if I get the scope it’ll go on the AR . Although before I do I wanna try my AR in 260 and the one in 338 on paper at 200 and ...
by 6pt-sika
Fri May 22, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Suppressor
Replies: 28
Views: 502

Re: Suppressor

I used my friends for the first time about a year ago . To be honest I’d turned my nose up at plunking deer at night with this stuff but after plunking a few I kinda changed my tune .
by 6pt-sika
Fri May 22, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Suppressor
Replies: 28
Views: 502

Re: Suppressor

I plan on getting thermal optics for the AR and use it at night during damage control . What thermals have you looked at...? It’s a slightly newer version of what my gunsmith buddy has . I think it’s not the least expensive and by no means the most expensive . Last time we looked I think they were ...
by 6pt-sika
Fri May 22, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Suppressor
Replies: 28
Views: 502

Re: Suppressor

I’m sure the 22LR one will be awhile as I put in for that one in January I believe .
by 6pt-sika
Fri May 22, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Suppressor
Replies: 28
Views: 502

Re: Suppressor

That’s the Savage Hog Hunter in 338 Federal and I have an AR-10 in 338 Federal . I plan on getting thermal optics for the AR and use it at night during damage control .
by 6pt-sika
Fri May 22, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Suppressor
Replies: 28
Views: 502

Re: Suppressor

Well suppressor #2 showed up today or rather the approval did ! It’s a Griffin Armament for my 338 Federals .
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by 6pt-sika
Thu May 21, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Are you a 'moral' person, or not...???
Replies: 12
Views: 362

Re: Are you a 'moral' person, or not...???

In my own instance I’d prefer to be faced with save or not of the Obamite and his TG wife .
by 6pt-sika
Thu May 21, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Smith & Wesson model 19
Replies: 16
Views: 394

Re: Smith & Wesson model 19

Nice ! I paid more for a 19-3 4” blued about two years ago . So I think you got a good deal. I’m trying to find a 19-3 2 1/2” at a reasonable price , but so far that’s evaded ne .
by 6pt-sika
Wed May 20, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shorty 10 gauge
Replies: 13
Views: 393

Re: Shorty 10 gauge

Instead of a boring bar, maybe a piloted reamer kind of like a chambering reamer, to open the bore from 10 ga to 8 ga. I’m not the one doing the work if this takes place . My gunsmith buddy will be doing it . My only suggestion to him was if he did this set the bar for the chamber and run it straig...
by 6pt-sika
Wed May 20, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jacketed Vs Cast Reloading
Replies: 27
Views: 468

Re: Jacketed Vs Cast Reloading

As mentioned already jacketed bullet data will work for cast . HOWEVER I tend to use only gas check cast in rifles and that’s a big plus with full octane loads . If you wanna load cast bullets that are plain base no gas check I’d drop back on the charge or go to a different powder that’s make less ...
by 6pt-sika
Wed May 20, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jacketed Vs Cast Reloading
Replies: 27
Views: 468

Re: Jacketed Vs Cast Reloading

FWIW , the first deer I ever killed without a scope as well as using a cast bullet was with a Marlin 336CB in 38-55 using a bullet I cast from straight WW’s in the RCBS 37-250 GC mold . That was about twenty years ago . :wink:
by 6pt-sika
Wed May 20, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Suppressor
Replies: 28
Views: 502

Re: Suppressor

I don't have anything with a threaded barrel. I need to rectify that and get a muffler for a gun. I have lost a lot of hearing, and a suppressor would help me to keep what I have left. As far as collector value, not really one of my priorities. Nothing against it, and I support guns having value. J...
by 6pt-sika
Tue May 19, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jacketed Vs Cast Reloading
Replies: 27
Views: 468

Re: Jacketed Vs Cast Reloading

As mentioned already jacketed bullet data will work for cast . HOWEVER I tend to use only gas check cast in rifles and that’s a big plus with full octane loads . If you wanna load cast bullets that are plain base no gas check I’d drop back on the charge or go to a different powder that’s make less v...
by 6pt-sika
Tue May 19, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Suppressor
Replies: 28
Views: 502

Re: Suppressor

Threading a barrel doesn't affect 'balance'. You are correct in that threading doesn’t affect balance , BUT I DO NOT thread if it wasn’t done at the factory I don’t do it . At the risk of sounding like a snob most of my stuff has a certain amount of collector value and to be honest I don’t want tha...
by 6pt-sika
Tue May 19, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 32 special
Replies: 21
Views: 473

Re: 32 special

It still p..I..s..s..e..s me off that Marlin didn’t make a 336XLR in 32 Special when Hodgdon saw fit to bring the rubber tipped bullets out in 32 Special 🤔
by 6pt-sika
Tue May 19, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 32 special
Replies: 21
Views: 473

Re: 32 special

I also like the 32 spl, mine is a src made in 1911 and smooth as silk, have a old ideal mold that casts a bullet around 190 gr. also have a 1893 Marlin in 32-40 and they both shoot same bullet very well Brad The three 32 Specials I had as well as the 32-40 were all Marlin’s . The 32 Specials I don’...
by 6pt-sika
Tue May 19, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Suppressor
Replies: 28
Views: 502

Re: Suppressor

The Yankee Hill 30 cal can on my Remington 700 5R in 260 REM with the amazingly good EL Cheapo Athlon 6-24x50 scope . This thing with my hunting handloads is a consistent 1/4 MOA rifle . It does have a Timeny Calvin trigger that’s set at about 7-9 ounces so that doesn’t hurt :wink: EADB05CA-4D83-405...
by 6pt-sika
Mon May 18, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 32 special
Replies: 21
Views: 473

Re: 32 special

I like the 32 Special quite a bit ! Had three Marlins an 1893 , a model 1936 and a 336SC of 1952 vintage . But I gotta say I actually like the 32-40 a skoosh more :wink:
by 6pt-sika
Mon May 18, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Suppressor
Replies: 28
Views: 502

Re: Suppressor

I think ALL gun barrels (except revolvers :wink: ) should be threaded....! Uh h..e..l..l NO ! I want these off balance things purely for killing stuff . And only during damage control where you can get a bunch of shots closely placed . Also when we do it at night it’s better for neighbor relations ...
by 6pt-sika
Sun May 17, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How did henry get so popular?
Replies: 31
Views: 726

Re: How did henry get so popular?

Henry’s from the 1860’s I like A LOT 8) The ones coming from the present manufacturer not so much , but then I’m not much on new stuff except for Kimber 1911’s at the present .
by 6pt-sika
Sun May 17, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Suppressor
Replies: 28
Views: 502

Suppressor

Well the paperwork for my Yankee Hill 30 cal can finally came thru . And it only took 10 months :shock: My 338 can app went in last September so I suppose that should come thru in two months . God only knows when my 22LR can goes thru that was put in four months ago :roll:
by 6pt-sika
Sun May 17, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Deer hunting with Henry .45 Colt
Replies: 25
Views: 506

Re: Deer hunting with Henry .45 Colt

You know I just realized I’ve not killed a deer with a leveraction since the 17/18 season . In the 18/19 season I killed a couple with a Ruger #3 in 444 shooting cast but I don’t really count a #1 or #3 as a leveraction . Last season was the first in quite a few years I didn’t kill any with cast bul...
by 6pt-sika
Sun May 17, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shorty 10 gauge
Replies: 13
Views: 393

Re: Shorty 10 gauge

FWIW I’ve been told RST loads some 8 gauge shells from time to time . I’ve got a few boxes of their shells but I don’t buy them as a habit as they’re a bit pricey . So I can only imagine what they ask for 8’s . If my memory serves they get about $1.50-$2 a round for 10 gauge with lead shot , 10’s wi...
by 6pt-sika
Sun May 17, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shorty 10 gauge
Replies: 13
Views: 393

Re: Shorty 10 gauge

I'd be interested if you find a source for 8 gauge shells and a boring bar. I've got an Zabala 10 gauge SxS with an extra set of barrels that I'd like to turn into a coach gun. Making it an 8 gauge would be pretty fun! Only gunsmiths I found that would do the work are in England and I wasnt able to...
by 6pt-sika
Sat May 16, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shorty 10 gauge
Replies: 13
Views: 393

Re: Shorty 10 gauge

It isn’t that bad actually . He’s made several and sold them in the past . And of course they were all test fired before leaving the shop . The other 10’s were fired with 3 1/2” factory loads but I think he wants to use some of my 2 7/8” buckshot loads . Now if we do a bore out and make an 8 gauge t...
by 6pt-sika
Sat May 16, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shorty 10 gauge
Replies: 13
Views: 393

Shorty 10 gauge

My gunsmith buddy that has a Class 3 manufacturing and sales license made himself a short barreled 10 gauge . If I’m able to get an 8 gauge I’ll get loading equipment and I have him talked into getting another 10 single to cut down and run a boring bar thru to make an 8 gauge :wink: 5F7298C3-A40F-4C...
by 6pt-sika
Sat May 16, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two of my favorite 1911s
Replies: 16
Views: 348

Re: Two of my favorite 1911s

All good stuff and then some guys. How can you not love the 1911? Think I have six of them. My handgun tastes have slowly evolved into 1911’s , S&W’s that are pinned and recessed , with a slight smattering of Ruger and Colt revolvers . I’ve only got four 1911’s at the moment three Kimbers one Colt ...
by 6pt-sika
Sat May 16, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two of my favorite 1911s
Replies: 16
Views: 348

Re: Two of my favorite 1911s

I got a Colt National Match GC series 80 45 a few months ago and I like it . But I got it in my head I want the same thing in a 70 series 45 as well as another in 38 Special .
by 6pt-sika
Sat May 16, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Deer hunting with Henry .45 Colt
Replies: 25
Views: 506

Re: Deer hunting with Henry .45 Colt

“ Being convinced that the Colt is great for this area, I bought the plain blued steel model, just because the CCH was too pretty to get banged up climbing in and out of tree stands, atv's, etc. :) ”. While I don’t disagree about beating up the guns if I buys it I uses it plain and simple . I don’t ...
by 6pt-sika
Fri May 15, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First Covid19 .....................
Replies: 3
Views: 187

Re: First Covid19 .....................

I need to scrape up a nice old Leupold Vari XII 2-7 and a double set trigger for my new 6.5x54 MS :wink:
by 6pt-sika
Fri May 15, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First Covid19 .....................
Replies: 3
Views: 187

Re: First Covid19 .....................

Looks very nice but where's the 8 bore?! :D Oughtta know one way or the other by the end of the month . There was a Parker GH 8 gauge on a 6 frame with 36” barrels sold on the Parker forum last week . I’d loved to have gotten that one but they were asking 12G’s even with a decent deduction I doubt ...
by 6pt-sika
Thu May 14, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First Covid19 .....................
Replies: 3
Views: 187

First Covid19 .....................

First Covid19 addition . A late 50's or early 60's Mannlicher Schoenauer MC Carbine in 6.5x54 MS . I'd wanted a 6.5x54 MS in this configuration rather than the Model 1903 Carbine I got back in December . So now I have 6 of the MC/MCA carbines . I don't see me getting anymore as I don't know of any o...
by 6pt-sika
Sun May 10, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Look !!!
Replies: 65
Views: 1026

Re: New Look !!!

Don’t care for it :roll:
by 6pt-sika
Sat May 09, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 6.5 Creedmoor in a Levergun
Replies: 22
Views: 378

Re: 6.5 Creedmoor in a Levergun

I love the old 6.5x55mm rifle cartridge, and in an Improved it's even better. Not like the new 6.5, but the Improved 6.5x55 will certainly hold it's own in a well built bolt action. I have no qualms with the 6.5x55 . I’ve got a very lightly used CZ550 FS in 6.5x55 that’s shoots amazingly well for a...
by 6pt-sika
Sat May 09, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 6.5 Creedmoor in a Levergun
Replies: 22
Views: 378

Re: 6.5 Creedmoor in a Levergun

I love the old 6.5x55mm rifle cartridge, and in an Improved it's even better. Not like the new 6.5, but the Improved 6.5x55 will certainly hold it's own in a well built bolt action. I have no qualms with the 6.5x55 . I’ve got a very lightly used CZ550 FS in 6.5x55 that’s shoots amazingly well for a...
by 6pt-sika
Sat May 09, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 6.5 Creedmoor in a Levergun
Replies: 22
Views: 378

Re: 6.5 Creedmoor in a Levergun

I have a Weatherby Back Country rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor. Aside all of the hoopla, it's a nice cartridge. The 6.5 Swede, 260 Rem & 6.5 CM are all very close in overall performance. I was looking for a 260, but the only way I could get that caliber in a rifle I liked was to rebarrel and I really didn'...
by 6pt-sika
Sat May 09, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 6.5 Creedmoor in a Levergun
Replies: 22
Views: 378

Re: 6.5 Creedmoor in a Levergun

Well the 6.5 Creedmoor is probably the hottest selling centerfire rifle cartridge introduced in the last fifty years. It only makes sense for Henry to chamber it in their new short action box mag rifle. I haven't used the cartridge but my thoughts are that it's a mild, efficient, fairly versatile e...
by 6pt-sika
Sat May 09, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 6.5 Creedmoor in a Levergun
Replies: 22
Views: 378

Re: 6.5 Creedmoor in a Levergun

The one and only best thing I can say about the 6mm or 6.5mm CM’s are they are creating sales for the dealers and intrest with the 16 or so to 40 crowd . At the risk of sounding stereotypical that group tends to want the tacticool junk etc etc . When we do DCP on one place there are two brothers tha...
by 6pt-sika
Sat May 09, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 6.5 Creedmoor in a Levergun
Replies: 22
Views: 378

Re: 6.5 Creedmoor in a Levergun

It is nice to have options. I like the fact that Henry stepped up bringing alternate cartridges to leverguns after Marlin stopped doing it. I was thinking about buying a Long Ranger in 6.5 Creedmoore for my nephew. I would prefer one in 338 Federal for myself. It's not like I need another caliber i...
by 6pt-sika
Fri May 08, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 6.5 Creedmoor in a Levergun
Replies: 22
Views: 378

Re: 6.5 Creedmoor in a Levergun

Yawn. Another new whiz bang rifle/caliber option. And as much as some might not want to hear it, who needs it? Only a bunch of similar calibers already in existence for decades that are great. I certainly agree with you on the one hand . But then again on the other hand the 6 and 6.5 CM seem to be ...