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by JimT
Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Post a picture of your horse ...
Replies: 26
Views: 637

Post a picture of your horse ...

I don't have any now, but when I did this was one of my favorite ... photo is from the early 1980's ... the Quarter Horse is "Shay's Gal" ... a Three Bars mare .. about 30 months old in this photo. She turned out to be a really great mountain horse. We hunted together for many years. She was a good ...
by JimT
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: History of 357 lever guns
Replies: 12
Views: 643

Re: History of 357 lever guns

Gunsmiths were converting Model 92's back in the 1950's and 60's. When I was a kid I remember seeing some. I imagine someone did it even before then. Gun folks are curious and seem to love to experiment. Which is a good thing!
by JimT
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 32-20 pistol ballistics
Replies: 12
Views: 343

Re: 32-20 pistol ballistics

colt3220 (1)a.jpg Ist Generation Colt SAA 32-20 .. about 1907 if I remember correctly. Someone had cut the barrel off .. cut right down through the ejector rod housing next to the screw! The bore was pretty non-existent and it was missing some parts. it had been buffed until there is no letter on t...
by JimT
Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Took my "shorty" Ruger American to the Range today
Replies: 10
Views: 212

Re: Took my "shorty" Ruger American to the Range today

M. M. Wright wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:23 pm
Good shootin' Jim. If you're just letting the rifle do it's own thing you best just keep on doing that and not try to boss it around.
Yessir. I have found that usually the cause of inaccuracy in my firearms is the nut holding it. :D
by JimT
Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Okay I have a question that deserves a bit of ridicule.
Replies: 14
Views: 520

Re: Okay I have a question that deserves a bit of ridicule.

.41 Long Colt Update by Harry O Since my last article on the 41 Long Colt ( Most importantly, Starline ( http://www.starlinebrass.com/ ) has started making 41LC cases. They are still fairly expensive at $112 per 250, but that is half what Bertram brass costs. I also don't fireform my cases any more....
by JimT
Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Okay I have a question that deserves a bit of ridicule.
Replies: 14
Views: 520

Re: Okay I have a question that deserves a bit of ridicule.

Back in the days of Sixgunner.Com we had a .41 Colt guru by the name of Harry O. I will post his stuff here for you to go through .. not sure I have all his articles but ... Everything you wanted to know about the 41 Long Colt (and probably more) by Harry O ------------------------------------------...
by JimT
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Took my "shorty" Ruger American to the Range today
Replies: 10
Views: 212

Took my "shorty" Ruger American to the Range today

Shooting 50 yards .. resting on a rolled-up piece of carpet. http://www.reedercustomguns.net/forum/images/uploaded/201910031710285d962b84c5501.jpg http://www.reedercustomguns.net/forum/images/uploaded/201910031710515d962b9b7f832.jpg http://www.reedercustomguns.net/forum/images/uploaded/2019100317110...
by JimT
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HawkCreek's Post "Saddle Gun Woes" brought back memories ...
Replies: 14
Views: 339

HawkCreek's Post "Saddle Gun Woes" brought back memories ...

The Mulie, the Winchester, and the Wreck It was close to 40 years ago .... the third day of Mule Deer season ... and I had not shot anything yet - rare in this country. The weather had been fairly warm for the time of year but we had spotted deer every day. I had passed up spikes, forkhorns and even...
by JimT
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Saddle gun woes
Replies: 15
Views: 376

Re: Saddle gun woes

Thanks for sharing!
I know what you are dealing with. Many years ago I had a horse roll over my Model 71 .348 ... but Someone was watching over us as it never got a scratch!
Those "scars" are worthy reminders of times you will cherish years from now.
by JimT
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: IT'S AN AMERICAN!
Replies: 23
Views: 1170

Re: IT'S AN AMERICAN!

It seems like there are a lot of people thinking the same way. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zaU7LayKHI&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR15KHDWP6ZiKZsb4PnHVWIVu7Y7nyUCXdVPwU4agZ4O1cvy2ucwHJp8FzY He has a nice setup with his. That's the thing about a survival rifle ... you gotta have "backup sights". I a...
by JimT
Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: IT'S AN AMERICAN!
Replies: 23
Views: 1170

Re: IT'S AN AMERICAN!

Good to know. I am not planning a trip to Arizona, but if I do go that information could be valuable. Thank you. I believe the .22 WMR is legal in Texas also. The website on hunting regulations ( https://tpwd.texas.gov/regulations/outdoor-annual/hunting/general-regulations/means-and-methods ) says:...
by JimT
Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: IT'S AN AMERICAN!
Replies: 23
Views: 1170

Re: IT'S AN AMERICAN!

Jim, do you have Javelinas or Peccaries in your neck of the woods? Just curious if the .22 WMR using solid bullets or good quality HP would kill a Javelina? Not right here but close... yes. And yes, the .22 mag is great on them from a rifle. In Arizona the .22 magnum rifle is legal for Javelina. Wh...
by JimT
Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: IT'S AN AMERICAN!
Replies: 23
Views: 1170

Re: IT'S AN AMERICAN!

piller wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:34 pm
That does indeed look handy. How is it for out walking in whatever wilderness happens to be handy?
So far I find it easy to carry .. it balances well. I have yet to try it with a sling.
by JimT
Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: IT'S AN AMERICAN!
Replies: 23
Views: 1170

Re: IT'S AN AMERICAN!

Latest picture ... Barrel 16 1/2"
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by JimT
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: IT'S AN AMERICAN!
Replies: 23
Views: 1170

Re: IT'S AN AMERICAN!

I have one just like yours Jim and really enjoy it. I shortened (16 inches) and threaded the barrel for my 9mm suppressor. Works very well and quietly. Cat The picture I posted above of the rifle is an older one. I shortened mine to 16 1/2". The 22 Magnum achieves maximum power in about 12" and I h...
by JimT
Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Truck Gun
Replies: 46
Views: 2188

Re: Truck Gun

Here, the days of leaving anything of value in your car unattended are gone. I have video of people walking in front of my house just checking door handles. If they get in the tear things up whether they get anything or not. If they see anything of value through the windows they will break in. It's...
by JimT
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dillema
Replies: 10
Views: 569

Re: Dillema

I am 73 and still hunt by myself when I can. I would rather go to my Maker doing something I enjoy .. being out in the hills & woods .. enjoying nature ... being with old friends ... than laying in a bed sucking an oxygen tube. So I stay as active as I can ... travel to see friends now and then .. a...
by JimT
Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: IT'S AN AMERICAN!
Replies: 23
Views: 1170

Re: IT'S AN AMERICAN!

Rimfires in gun collections are like Irish families …… always room for one more. Nothing better then a rimfire for relaxing. Wm I was just thinking the same thing. When I go shooting I have all this brass to collect .. clean .. resize ... deprime .. neck expand ... prime ... and then the entire pro...
by JimT
Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: IT'S AN AMERICAN!
Replies: 23
Views: 1170

Re: IT'S AN AMERICAN!

gamekeeper wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:21 pm
Nice :D the.22 magnum is a very capable round, it punches above it's weight and can be quite accurate.
It is a different round when fired from a rifle vs. handgun. I have used it in handguns a lot and like it, but it is in another realm when fired from a rifle.
by JimT
Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: IT'S AN AMERICAN!
Replies: 23
Views: 1170

IT'S AN AMERICAN!

Ruger that is. .22 Magnum IMG_0096.JPG I am just now getting used to this little gun and I have to say, I like it! Testing some different ammo in it so far it seems to shoot loads of the same bullet weight into pretty much the same place. IMG_0092.JPG I have it zeroed at 50 yards. Shooting at 130 ya...
by JimT
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Great Guy Who Also Loved the Model 94 Trapper
Replies: 16
Views: 1242

Re: Great Guy Who Also Loved the Model 94 Trapper

TraderVic wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:02 am
Does anyone know what caliber his levergun was?
It was a 30-30.
by JimT
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Great Guy Who Also Loved the Model 94 Trapper
Replies: 16
Views: 1242

Re: Great Guy Who Also Loved the Model 94 Trapper

Texas Ranger Joaquin Jackson
by JimT
Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: JIMT post about using a single shot shot gun as a truck gun got me wondering ....
Replies: 18
Views: 1145

Re: JIMT post about using a single shot shot gun as a truck gun got me wondering ....

I never had a bolt action ... had several break-open single shots. I used to shoot 30-30's in them when I was younger. Pointed straight up the bullet would go up about 15 feet. Made a lot of noise. I did it to make full metal shells for the 410. Factory loaded 30-30's would often split. Annealed cas...
by JimT
Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Great Guy Who Also Loved the Model 94 Trapper
Replies: 16
Views: 1242

Great Guy Who Also Loved the Model 94 Trapper

Joaquin-Jackson.jpg
Though I believe he had this one made specially because Winchester was not offering them at that time.
by JimT
Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: JIMT post about using a single shot shot gun as a truck gun got me wondering ....
Replies: 18
Views: 1145

Re: JIMT post about using a single shot shot gun as a truck gun got me wondering ....

Mossberg Model 283T

Stevens 410 Model 39A

J. Stevens Model 58A

to name a few bolt action 410's
by JimT
Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Elmer Keith's Kaboom on Forgotten Weapons
Replies: 22
Views: 1440

Re: Elmer Keith's Kaboom on Forgotten Weapons

Naw. Don't do that. It's already been done. And by the Master.

Love that little slip gun!!
by JimT
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Elmer Keith's Kaboom on Forgotten Weapons
Replies: 22
Views: 1440

Re: Elmer Keith's Kaboom on Forgotten Weapons

Back in the 1970's I spoke at length with Mr. Keith about this very thing. I had been reading his stuff and was intrigued with the 300 gr. bullet in the .45 Colt. Ruger had come out with the large frame Blackhawk in .45 Colt and it made an excellent platform for use of this bullet. I sized the bulle...
by JimT
Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Getting Ready To Go Out
Replies: 12
Views: 791

Re: Getting Ready To Go Out

Bill in Oregon wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:03 pm
Sorry, but he'll "print." :lol:
But remember - "printing" is not Open Carry.
by JimT
Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Getting Ready To Go Out
Replies: 12
Views: 791

Re: Getting Ready To Go Out

octagon wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:46 pm
Reminds me of old Doc Hudson photos here on Leverguns.
If I remember correctly Doc had up 30 on him at times ...
by JimT
Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trouble at the Range Overcome!
Replies: 15
Views: 1075

Re: Trouble at the Range Overcome!

Bill in Oregon wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:14 pm
Jim, I'm stealing that idea. 8)

CRS often rears its ugly head in tandem with CES -- Circumferential Expansion Syndrome ...

:lol: :cry:
Wow! I never knew it had a name!
I just figured there was more of me to love.
by JimT
Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Truck Gun
Replies: 46
Views: 2188

Re: Truck Gun

no offense to anyone -- but I do not keep a dedicated firearm in any vehicle while unattended, because of the increase of homelessness and the rise car burglaries in my part of the earth (people are always wondering where the homeless get their drug money). But with that said I always go armed ever...
by JimT
Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Getting Ready To Go Out
Replies: 12
Views: 791

Getting Ready To Go Out

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by JimT
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Truck Gun
Replies: 46
Views: 2188

Re: Truck Gun

by JimT
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Truck Gun
Replies: 46
Views: 2188

Re: Truck Gun

Obviously the term truck gun has diverse meanings. Many years ago, on this board, the topic was home invasions and i mentioned that I had several heavy sixguns hanging on door nails and old break-action fowling pieces standing in corners here and there to combat that theme. The tactitards here got ...
by JimT
Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Truck Gun
Replies: 46
Views: 2188

Re: Truck Gun

Even if it was only used once, it sounds as if that one time was well worth it. Sick animals such as raccoons could be carrying something that could spread. I don't know about where you are, but we are constantly on the lookout for rabies in my area. Texas ... about 40 miles or so north of Austin ....
by JimT
Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Truck Gun
Replies: 46
Views: 2188

Re: Truck Gun

I can see how it would be useful. Not that I am any sort of expert, but it does appear to be capable of covering several possible needs. Slugs, buckshot, and birdshot all have their purpose. Other than long range, it should be great. Yessir ... that about covers it. I have only used it on a sick co...
by JimT
Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Truck Gun
Replies: 46
Views: 2188

Truck Gun

I like to keep a firearm in the truck, but hate to keep an expensive one in it. The single shot shotgun is one option I like. These are found around here for $90 to $125 and and easy to keep running. I cut the barrel to 20" on this one and remounted the bead, It works just great for my uses. shotgun...
by JimT
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trouble at the Range Overcome!
Replies: 15
Views: 1075

Trouble at the Range Overcome!

Went to the range early this AM ... nice morning .. cool breeze. Wanted to chronograph some levergun loads. At the range I discovered I forgot the tripod! Oh well .. I will try to loads on targets at 50 yards. Got set up .. shot the first target... NO TRIPOD .. NO SPOTTING SCOPE! I think I am coming...
by JimT
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Today (9/18/2019) is PACO'S BIRTHDAY!
Replies: 21
Views: 920

Today (9/18/2019) is PACO'S BIRTHDAY!

He is 81 years young today!
by JimT
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .30WCF -- 150 or 170 grain bullet?
Replies: 30
Views: 1034

Re: .30WCF -- 150 or 170 grain bullet?

And speaking of the old ways ... LYMAN HANDBOOK #45 190 gr. Winchester Silvertip (intended for the .303 Savage) 3031 -- 24 gr, - 1731 fps 27 gr. - 1978 fps 4064 -- 26 gr. - 1776 fps 29 gr. - 2015 fps Rx11 - 25 gr. - 1859 fps 28.5 gr. 2102 fps (this is listed as their "accuracy load")
by JimT
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .30WCF -- 150 or 170 grain bullet?
Replies: 30
Views: 1034

Re: .30WCF -- 150 or 170 grain bullet?

Rusty wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:23 am
There has been a lot of progress in bullets in the last 10 years. I'm inclined to think that just about everything we used to know is outdated now.
Yes, there has been progress. But don't buy the story that the old ways are outdated. They worked just fine for Grandpa. They still work.
by JimT
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The crowded Earth
Replies: 5
Views: 252

The crowded Earth

from Aztec Peak.jpg In this view from Aztec Peak in the Sierra Ancha mountains of Arizona, you will note how crowded and overpopulated it is. Somewhere in the distance is a metro area of a million people ... Tucson and its adjoining towns. There are also some small towns and villages scattered thro...
by JimT
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .30WCF -- 150 or 170 grain bullet?
Replies: 30
Views: 1034

Re: .30WCF -- 150 or 170 grain bullet?

If you have never read it, I tested a lot of 30-30 ammo and handloads years ago. The data is dated of course, but most of it is still relevant.

http://leverguns.com/articles/taylor/model94_3030.htm
by JimT
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ordinary guys doing extraordinary things
Replies: 10
Views: 557

Ordinary guys doing extraordinary things

This is a piece of film that has been made into a video, NOT photo shopped, it's the real scene! Notice in the opening shot you'll see the gunner's position is all shot to hell while the pilot's cockpit ahead of it is undamaged. Later on notice the corpsman taking a fingerprint of the deceased gunne...
by JimT
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .30WCF -- 150 or 170 grain bullet?
Replies: 30
Views: 1034

Re: .30WCF -- 150 or 170 grain bullet?

My preference in my Trapper Model 94 is the Speer 130 gr. Hot Cor at 2400+ fps. Nothing I have shot with it could tell it was not a heavier bullet. This is not to say it is "THE BEST". I am just saying what works for me with my levergun. Experiment. Find what pleases you and run with it. I once guid...
by JimT
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some Scenes From Mozambique, Africa
Replies: 11
Views: 416

Re: Some Scenes From Mozambique, Africa

Looks peaceful there. What do they do for a living? Thanks for the post! For a large percentage of the population, they work at surviving. In the bush they raise what they can. Unless they are near a good water source, the long dry season makes crop growing difficult. As I said earlier, life there ...
by JimT
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some Scenes From Mozambique, Africa
Replies: 11
Views: 416

Re: Some Scenes From Mozambique, Africa

What are the holes in the caprock in the picture with the red truck? Natural features or man-made? At first I thought they were bomb or shell holes (not impossible in Mozambique, I think) but in the enlargement they don't look like that. Thanks for posting--nice to see that the entire planet isn't ...
by JimT
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some Scenes From Mozambique, Africa
Replies: 11
Views: 416

Re: Some Scenes From Mozambique, Africa

piller wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:19 pm
Looks like it is tough to live there. It is amazing where humans can live.
To me it feels like America in the late 1700's and early 1800's. I loved our life there. I enjoyed the people and loved the wild country.
by JimT
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some Scenes From Mozambique, Africa
Replies: 11
Views: 416

Re: Some Scenes From Mozambique, Africa

.45colt wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:10 am
Great pictures Jim. I really like the "Elephant crossing sign" !! What kind of tree is that in picture # 4 ? if that one could talk!. Thank You for the post :D .

It's a Baobab Tree. They are slow growing and live to be quite old ..some are from around the time of Christ.