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by JimT
Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For those who wanted one
Replies: 0
Views: 481

For those who wanted one

the story of the 480 Achilles is now in paperback book form

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B087L6QNYB
by JimT
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "God stuff" happens amid the pandemic
Replies: 5
Views: 299

Re: "God stuff" happens amid the pandemic

There are opportunities to help others in front of us every day. We just need to open our eyes and see them. It's called "Stop For The One" ... the one who needs help that is right in front of you. Mother Teresa said, "You can't feed the whole world, but you can feed one person." All we need to do i...
by JimT
Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's the holdover at 1,000 yards for a 44 Magnum...?
Replies: 31
Views: 1044

Re: What's the holdover at 1,000 yards for a 44 Magnum...?

I loved shooting the White Buffalo at The Whittington Center. And watching others shoot it. I was with a friend who was shooting and old Whitworth rifle. He had it sighted in on the buffalo and a rain squall came through between us and the target. Firing through the rain changed the point of impact ...
by JimT
Sat Apr 18, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's the holdover at 1,000 yards for a 44 Magnum...?
Replies: 31
Views: 1044

Re: What's the holdover at 1,000 yards for a 44 Magnum...?

300 grain at 1200 probably puts a hole in anything it hits. Not too far from trap door loads. I was with Bob Baker, John Taffin and some other guys, shooting at a deserted cabin at about 600 yards or so many years ago. When we went over to check we found all the loads we shot .. 44 Magnum w/Keith S...
by JimT
Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's the holdover at 1,000 yards for a 44 Magnum...?
Replies: 31
Views: 1044

Re: What's the holdover at 1,000 yards for a 44 Magnum...?

I've shot targets at 800 yards, up in Cody with John Linebaugh. And yes, you can see the bullet strike. I've never held over the target. Set the target on top of the front sight. Simply drop the back sight down the front sight until you find the sweet spot. My hunting sixguns have a 200 yard mark o...
by JimT
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Past time ...
Replies: 4
Views: 244

Re: Past time ...

I remember buying that record when I was working at Westley Richards, still one of my all time favourites...... 8) :D Jim, I'm glad you put the original on and not the Mick Jagger & David Bowie version...... :lol: I was a teenager with Motown ... did not hear of those other guys til I was older. I ...
by JimT
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Past time ...
Replies: 4
Views: 244

Past time ...

to start dancing ...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdvITn5cAVc

Enough downers ... we need to party!
by JimT
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More 480 Achilles
Replies: 21
Views: 557

Re: More 480 Achilles

Ysabel Kid wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:51 pm
Looking pretty darn on for groupings! :D
Well ... you know how it works. You post the best groups. You never post the worst. :lol: :lol: :lol:
by JimT
Fri Apr 17, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More 480 Achilles
Replies: 21
Views: 557

Re: More 480 Achilles

M.M. Wright .... I am sure you are aware that not all work so well ...

Paul .. if you come to visit someday I will give you some others.
by JimT
Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's the holdover at 1,000 yards for a 44 Magnum...?
Replies: 31
Views: 1044

Re: What's the holdover at 1,000 yards for a 44 Magnum...?

I've shot targets at 800 yards, up in Cody with John Linebaugh. And yes, you can see the bullet strike. I've never held over the target. Set the target on top of the front sight. Simply drop the back sight down the front sight until you find the sweet spot. My hunting sixguns have a 200 yard mark on...
by JimT
Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More 480 Achilles
Replies: 21
Views: 557

More 480 Achilles

Yesterday I continued testing the Killebrew bullet in the 480 Achilles. The last loads I used were with 12 gr. 2400 for around 870 fps. Yesterday I was using a heavy load (for this gun) of WC820 .. Military Surplus H110. These loads were closer to 960 fps and are as heavy as I want to try. I shot us...
by JimT
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Toilet Paper Lottery!!
Replies: 12
Views: 569

Re: Toilet Paper Lottery!!

AHAHAHAHAA!

THAT is gonna become the "Line of the Week!"

It's a sad day when the highlight of the day is finding out that you're actually getting a 12 pack of TP you ordered


:lol: :lol: :lol:
by JimT
Wed Apr 15, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: new vs. used.
Replies: 18
Views: 862

Re: new vs. used.

Don't say "used." It's "Previously Enjoyed."
Especially when you find one that was well taken care of.
:D
by JimT
Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Isolation Exercises Part 2
Replies: 4
Views: 225

Isolation Exercises Part 2

In recognition of the virus ..
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by JimT
Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Isolation Exercises
Replies: 5
Views: 196

Re: Isolation Exercises

I've often seen unfired ammo at the range. I just let it lie. I treat it the same way I do reloads. I don't shoot anyone else's. I won't even buy reloads from a range. There are a few that insist you use their stuff or factory new. These places also want you to leave your brass. I don't shoot at th...
by JimT
Tue Apr 14, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Isolation Exercises
Replies: 5
Views: 196

Isolation Exercises

Today is cool and windy and I decided since we are isolating, I would spend time shooting on my indoor range in the shop. I had a pile of old .22 rimfire ammo of all different kinds that I picked up on the range. Seems folks drop some and never bother picking it up. This was not stuff that failed to...
by JimT
Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Self isolation photographs UK Rat added.
Replies: 34
Views: 1099

Re: Self isolation photographs UK

The Horror! How can you stand it?
:lol:
by JimT
Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON FOR KINDLE!
Replies: 0
Views: 395

NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON FOR KINDLE!

Finally . for the thousands of fans .. er .. the hundreds ... ah .. for the 2 or 3 who wanted the story of the 480 Achilles, I have put it into book form. The Kindle version is now available. A paperback version should be available in a couple weeks, at least in the US. For those who live where it i...
by JimT
Sun Apr 12, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: From A 39 Year Old Dean Koontz Novel - This is Really Scary!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 500

Re: From A 39 Year Old Dean Koontz Novel - This is Really Scary!!!

The first picture showing page 312 is not from Koontz's novel. This actually comes from a book called “End of Days” by self-described psychic Sylvia Browne.
by JimT
Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SIGNS ... and old Easter/Passover story....
Replies: 2
Views: 167

SIGNS ... and old Easter/Passover story....

They had made camp nearly a week before. The old men said the signs were good for this place. There was an abundance of water, firewood and game. The grass was still green even though it was late in the season. The tipis had been set up in order and the camp had taken on the bustle of a village. Hun...
by JimT
Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Range Day with the 480 Achilles
Replies: 32
Views: 745

Re: Range Day with the 480 Achilles

Ray wrote:
Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:56 pm

As for the crimp die, I bought a 45-70 f.c.d. as per the article but the belt mountain guy who was to modify it never returned my email(s).
That's because the leverguns article is 16 years old and his email address is now

beltmtn@montana.com
by JimT
Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Range Day with the 480 Achilles
Replies: 32
Views: 745

Re: Range Day with the 480 Achilles

AmBraCol wrote:
Fri Apr 10, 2020 10:51 am
How much does the Killebrew bullet weigh?
It weighs right at 280 grains.
by JimT
Fri Apr 10, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Range Day with the 480 Achilles
Replies: 32
Views: 745

Re: Range Day with the 480 Achilles

Hmmmm. Ruger New Model Vaquero? Should work with the 480 Achilles, yes? It is shorter than the Ruger cartridge, but would a Lee crimp die for the .480 Ruger work? If the Lee die is a "collet" type die, it might work. Probably not since we are talking about a cartridge based on the .45 Colt. Since t...
by JimT
Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: YOU DON'T NEED A HOLSTER!
Replies: 10
Views: 655

YOU DON'T NEED A HOLSTER!

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I guess that is called "RETENTION CARRY"?
by JimT
Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Range Day with the 480 Achilles
Replies: 32
Views: 745

Re: Range Day with the 480 Achilles

Darn it, Jim, you know how the Achilles project appeals to the weak and senseless minds here, especially mine! :lol: Wonder if there is a smith out there who might build a few of us some of these fine sixguns at a rate affordable to near-indigent gun cranks. I'd love such an outstanding excuse to s...
by JimT
Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Range Day with the 480 Achilles
Replies: 32
Views: 745

Re: Range Day with the 480 Achilles

3leggedturtle wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:31 pm
Have you thought about a large frame Colt or S&W double action frame to put this in?
No. But I am sure it would work just fine.
by JimT
Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gardening During The Quarantine
Replies: 8
Views: 314

Re: Gardening During The Quarantine

EXCELLENT!
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by JimT
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gardening During The Quarantine
Replies: 8
Views: 314

Gardening During The Quarantine

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by JimT
Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Range Day with the 480 Achilles
Replies: 32
Views: 745

Re: Range Day with the 480 Achilles

Hey Mister! You don’t want that old thing. Heck ya can’t even get bullets for it anymore. You seem like a nice guy sooo tell ya what I’m gonna do for ya. Just cause I like ya I will let you swindle me out of lightly used Glock in 9mm for that old thing you’re shooting. EVERYBODY KNOWS ya gotta have...
by JimT
Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Range Day with the 480 Achilles
Replies: 32
Views: 745

Re: Range Day with the 480 Achilles

Nath wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:14 am
Ready for the jackalopes Jim.
Unfortunately they are still in hibernation in this part of Texas. Otherwise I would be out calling and stalking!
by JimT
Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Range Day with the 480 Achilles
Replies: 32
Views: 745

Re: Range Day with the 480 Achilles

M. M. Wright wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:44 pm
Oh! Those are good groups Jim. Those 2 little grease grooves wouldn't hold enough for black powder.
'the Black Powder bullet is this one by Huffaker ..
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by JimT
Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Range Day with the 480 Achilles
Replies: 32
Views: 745

Range Day with the 480 Achilles

I took the 480 Achilles to the range today. I wanted to try some of John Killebrew's new bullet in it. IMG_0577.JPG IMG_0552.JPG LEFT is the original Bittner Bullet ..... RIGHT is the Killebrew Bullet I did not use a pistol rest ... should have as I am sure the groups would be better. I shot these t...
by JimT
Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm getting ready to go to town ..
Replies: 13
Views: 474

Re: I'm getting ready to go to town ..

You don't look so much like lee marvin in that foto..... Sorry to contradict you but I look EXACTLY like he does .... with both eyes! Okay. You don't look like "deadeye" jack elam..... A co-worker always wore an eye patch. The legend being that his foster mom who was both a brothel madame and shot-...
by JimT
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm getting ready to go to town ..
Replies: 13
Views: 474

Re: I'm getting ready to go to town ..

Ray wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:25 pm
You don't look so much like lee marvin in that foto.....

Sorry to contradict you but I look EXACTLY like he does .... with both eyes!
by JimT
Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm getting ready to go to town ..
Replies: 13
Views: 474

Re: I'm getting ready to go to town ..

Ha! I would not go to town without them!
Plus other tools ......
by JimT
Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm getting ready to go to town ..
Replies: 13
Views: 474

I'm getting ready to go to town ..

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by JimT
Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'ts Blaine's Fault ...
Replies: 6
Views: 278

I'ts Blaine's Fault ...

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by JimT
Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Beer With a Friend - A Great Life Lesson
Replies: 11
Views: 485

Re: Beer With a Friend - A Great Life Lesson

yo da man.JPG
by JimT
Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It is finished!
Replies: 11
Views: 440

Re: It is finished!

Grizz wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:17 pm
wonderful for kids of all ages, love the setting too
It's tough ... sheltering in place .... shooting in the back yard ... hiking by the river ... :lol:
by JimT
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It is finished!
Replies: 11
Views: 440

Re: It is finished!

piller wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:53 pm
Looks like the Grandkids are enjoying it.
They are! And their momma. She went down the slide with them.
by JimT
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It is finished!
Replies: 11
Views: 440

It is finished!

Other than some touch-up painting .. http://www.reedercustomguns.net/forum/images/uploaded/202004060110105e8a81720c7e5.jpg http://www.reedercustomguns.net/forum/images/uploaded/202004060110395e8a818fdf364.jpg http://www.reedercustomguns.net/forum/images/uploaded/202004060111055e8a81a9c4e66.jpg http:...
by JimT
Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When Quarantine Is Over .....
Replies: 6
Views: 383

When Quarantine Is Over .....

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by JimT
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The paperback version of SURVIVAL RELOADING is now avaiable
Replies: 8
Views: 428

Re: The paperback version of SURVIVAL RELOADING is now avaiable

mikld wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:42 am
Shameless self promotion! (J.K., I ordered both :lol: )...
My hypocrisy knows no bounds.
by JimT
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The paperback version of SURVIVAL RELOADING is now avaiable
Replies: 8
Views: 428

The paperback version of SURVIVAL RELOADING is now avaiable

for anyone who is interested.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B086PRKVNG

The Kindle version will be free for a couple days starting ... I think .. tomorrow.
by JimT
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Less gun control , more social distancing
Replies: 8
Views: 285

Re: Less gun control , more social distancing

Life has to be really tough right now if your job is burglarizing homes. With everybody staying home I wonder how those guys are making a living?
by JimT
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Shotgun
Replies: 17
Views: 1239

Re: New Shotgun

2ndovc wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:11 am
2ndovc wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:11 am
I've been wondering how well those worked. Kinda cool.

Jim T. I have an H&R that looks just like yours. It's nasty with a 3" shell!

jb 8)
That one is a 20 ga. and it ain't too bad. The 12 ga. is the one that will hurt you. Hurts on both ends!
by JimT
Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Shotgun
Replies: 17
Views: 1239

Re: New Shotgun

While it looks like fun, and obviously works very well, my tastes lately run more to this:
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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