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by Leverluver
Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1873 Short Rifle - .357. - anyone have one?
Replies: 32
Views: 1685

Re: Winchester 1873 Short Rifle - .357. - anyone have one?

Got one but due to work and other stuff, haven't worked with it yet. Like every Miroku I have (about every one of them) it is a class piece of equipment. The action is smooth, the trigger is near perfect, the finish is excellent, the wood fit is better than any other Miroku I own and the wood finish...
by Leverluver
Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hey, Wyoming guys ( and wannabes)
Replies: 12
Views: 775

Re: Hey, Wyoming guys ( and wannabes)

Of course I'm crazy....I fly an ultralight in Wyoming :mrgreen:
by Leverluver
Fri Mar 21, 2014 7:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hey, Wyoming guys ( and wannabes)
Replies: 12
Views: 775

Re: Hey, Wyoming guys ( and wannabes)

Yup, pretty dang lucky ain't we?
by Leverluver
Sat Mar 08, 2014 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You Snoozed---I Won
Replies: 27
Views: 1798

Re: You Snoozed---I Won

Sixgun

PM me about those grips if you think they might fit an Italian Army grip frame (Richards Mason). I'm interested.
by Leverluver
Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best Bullet for the Uberti 73 in .357?
Replies: 8
Views: 759

Re: Best Bullet for the Uberti 73 in .357?

http://www.rimrockbullets.net/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=3&products_id=42 I haven't shot them yet but they appear to to have as good of a flat nose as can be expected to feed properly. They also make the exact same style but in 180 grain. There will be no expansion no matter how ...
by Leverluver
Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Was making a list of Cast Bullet sources...
Replies: 17
Views: 3543

Re: Was making a list of Cast Bullet sources...

Chuck

If the old relatively cheap wheel weights were still available, that's just what I would be doing. I have about 250# left and figured that is my last resort stash for when "they" outlaw demon lead. It's not an if but a when.
by Leverluver
Mon Mar 03, 2014 1:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Was making a list of Cast Bullet sources...
Replies: 17
Views: 3543

Re: Was making a list of Cast Bullet sources...

Just got some from Rim Rock and they look like pretty well made bullets.

www.rimrockbullets.net
by Leverluver
Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Slinging my M-71
Replies: 14
Views: 1261

Re: Slinging my M-71

Without a doubt, the factory method is best but, it requires the thinnest and most detailed dovetail I have ever seen.

On my Browning, I screwed a stud in a tapped hole in the nose cap with just enough extending on the inside that I peened it over. A stick of TNT couldn't get that stud out.
by Leverluver
Sat Feb 01, 2014 10:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Found a BlackHawk .45 Convertable
Replies: 38
Views: 1571

Re: Found a BlackHawk .45 Convertable

How did you contact him? When I try the website, it comes up a blank.
by Leverluver
Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Found a BlackHawk .45 Convertable
Replies: 38
Views: 1571

Re: Found a BlackHawk .45 Convertable

I've seen this on many other forums many times. Ruger always says it is within their specs. Their specs just suck. I already sent one back (Davidsons warranty) because the loading gate wouldn't close by more than 3/16". I was very impressed with my Ruger 44special. Everything was the correct size. I...
by Leverluver
Sat Feb 01, 2014 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Found a BlackHawk .45 Convertable
Replies: 38
Views: 1571

Re: Found a BlackHawk .45 Convertable

Evidently so. It's not a used gun. Brand new from the distributer.
by Leverluver
Sat Feb 01, 2014 7:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Found a BlackHawk .45 Convertable
Replies: 38
Views: 1571

Re: Found a BlackHawk .45 Convertable

Received my 45C/ACP convertible this past week. I was a little disappointed that the throats measured pretty small (.4500-pin gauge). Anyone know if the cylindersmith is still in business or not? The website doesn't come up for me.
by Leverluver
Thu Jan 16, 2014 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1886 Pedersoli .45-70
Replies: 23
Views: 1093

Re: 1886 Pedersoli .45-70

As far as getting Turnbull, isn't this Shot Show time. I know he hits every one of them. Plus it is convention time in general. I always saw him at Dallas Safari Club. It's that time of year that business hit the road to drum up more business.
by Leverluver
Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wild Kingdom experience just now
Replies: 34
Views: 1245

Re: Wild Kingdom experience just now

Seen a lot of wild kingdom kills in my life, most of it was really cool stuff But I saw a Golden Eagle kill a young Antelope one day, it wasn't pretty in fact it was kind of revolting it took bout 15 minutes for the Eagle to finally knock it down, I drove off after that, I seen enough ollogger Just...
by Leverluver
Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rossi 92 buttstock
Replies: 12
Views: 1276

Re: Rossi 92 buttstock

Not cheap or free but not bad. Cut it to whatever length you want.

http://www.precisiongunstocks.com/conte ... s/d70.html
by Leverluver
Fri Jan 03, 2014 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to remove ethanol from gas
Replies: 21
Views: 1100

Re: How to remove ethanol from gas

Actually the "direct" subsidy of ethanol ended and the end of 2011. The real problem is the "Renewable Fuels Act" that requires an unrealistic increase in the quantity of bio-fuels used every year. Of course "They" say it is to encourage the use of algae and switch grass and other such nonsense but,...
by Leverluver
Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to remove ethanol from gas
Replies: 21
Views: 1100

Re: How to remove ethanol from gas

Not saying that there isn't a lot of politics involved but there is a dollar reason that "untainted" gas is more expnesive than gas with hooch in it. It cost money to raise octanes. There are other units that do the same but the primary unit for raising octane is the reformer. The reformer uses plat...
by Leverluver
Wed Jan 01, 2014 11:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to remove ethanol from gas
Replies: 21
Views: 1100

Re: How to remove ethanol from gas

That will take the ethanol out. It will also take out the octane boosting affect leaving an octane rating well below a usuable level for any engine that is built today. The octane of the base gasoline before the ethanol is added to boost it is a pathetically low number suitable to only model Ts or c...
by Leverluver
Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1877 Sharps
Replies: 26
Views: 919

Re: 1877 Sharps

It will take me a while to round up everything again so next week might be early. I had it all in one place last year but pack rats moved everything :roll:
by Leverluver
Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1877 Sharps
Replies: 26
Views: 919

Re: 1877 Sharps

Well dammit lets get it done this year. I have plenty of other projects so you can play with mine. I'll probably be heading east in the spring to visit relatives and take the flying lawn chair in for repairs (still searching for that ellusive bottom of a smoking hole in the ground :mrgreen: ). I can...
by Leverluver
Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1877 Sharps
Replies: 26
Views: 919

Re: 1877 Sharps

Not aware where 2 7/8 is available; not Starline anymore. I'll check out the Norma.
by Leverluver
Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1877 Sharps
Replies: 26
Views: 919

Re: 1877 Sharps

Where would you get good cases for the 40-90BN? The 45-2.6" sized down comes out ~2.610 to 2.615. Will a paper patch handle jumping that gap due to the shorter case? I've never shot black in mine so it didn't really matter but I'm sceptical of that the short brass working with black and paper patch.
by Leverluver
Fri Dec 13, 2013 9:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1877 Sharps
Replies: 26
Views: 919

Re: 1877 Sharps

Well Don, you gonna get one in 40-90BN? You can the one man bottleneck accuracy contrarian :wink:
by Leverluver
Sat Nov 30, 2013 10:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drones?
Replies: 9
Views: 461

Re: Drones?

Gotta practice though. They're dodgy little buggers.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLLAKnVej9o
by Leverluver
Sat Nov 30, 2013 5:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drones?
Replies: 9
Views: 461

Re: Drones?

Some small town east of Denver sells drone licenses....no limits :mrgreen:
by Leverluver
Sat Nov 30, 2013 3:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drones?
Replies: 9
Views: 461

Re: Drones?

Shucks, I thought that it was going to be about shooting down drones. Now THAT is going to be an up and coming sport. :wink: :mrgreen:
by Leverluver
Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 240 gr jsp .44 magnum
Replies: 8
Views: 857

Re: Winchester 240 gr jsp .44 magnum

I did the same and bought 44-40 crimp dies and lathed the bottom to length for 44mag, 44 special, and 44 Colt. I don't know if there is enough meat left to go to the shorty 44 Rus. but I have the die, just haven't tried it yet.
by Leverluver
Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can I anneal lubed bullets?
Replies: 9
Views: 477

Re: Can I anneal lubed bullets?

I agree with above. Very unsafe. At the very least you will set off every smoke alarm in the house. But there is another thing to think about; you can only anneal a bullet that has been hardened in the first place. The standard 92-6-2 alloy is hard from primarily the antimony content, not from harde...
by Leverluver
Tue Sep 03, 2013 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Rio Grande 45-70 just came in :-)
Replies: 35
Views: 2222

Re: My Rio Grande 45-70 just came in :-)

Tube loading might actually be useful. Guy came in the shop while I was here and had a 30-30 Rio and it was locked up tighter than heck. He didn't know how to take it apart to even unload it for return shipping. When apart, it was loaded with those plastic tip (factory)thingys. I told him to try som...
by Leverluver
Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Very Early Xmas Present
Replies: 12
Views: 497

Re: Very Early Xmas Present

I was in Dubai in 95 on an oil processing project. I was getting pretty shaggy so went down town and got a haircut. When I came back and the Indians I was working with asked where I got the haircut and I told them, they really freaked out which, obviously, freaked me out. Guess I could just have eas...
by Leverluver
Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody Loading 40-82 WCF with 5744 Powder or 300 gr Bullet?
Replies: 10
Views: 858

Re: Anybody Loading 40-82 WCF with 5744 Powder or 300 gr Bul

http://www.buffaloarms.com/40_82_Winche ... x?CAT=4142

Thsi will get you going for a jacketed bullet. They also have cast but are out of stock. Also have brass. Not cheap but better than nothing.
by Leverluver
Thu Aug 22, 2013 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My New 92 Just Came In, incredable !
Replies: 23
Views: 1261

Re: My New 92 Just Came In, incredable !

Rossi is getting their act together pretty well. My 16" stainless 45C is very smooth also. They keep that up and they will put Nate out of a job :mrgreen: . I did buy his DVD but truthfully, the rilfe doesn't need any work done to it. My Browning is much rougher. Now if we could just get Rossi to ta...
by Leverluver
Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blue Moon Over Mt. Rainier
Replies: 20
Views: 730

Re: Blue Moon Over Mt. Rainier

Yup, did some more study and Harry is right; by the older of the definitions, it is a blue moon. Although the newer definition is of a second in a month, I'll concede to the definition that has the longer history attached to it. It's a blue moon :wink:
by Leverluver
Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blue Moon Over Mt. Rainier
Replies: 20
Views: 730

Re: Blue Moon Over Mt. Rainier

Last full moon was the 22nd of July. I've never seen a "blue" except when a full is on the 1st or 2nd and the blue was on the last day of the month or maybe the next to the last if the first was on the 1st. They come 29 and a fraction days apart. Exceptionaly pretty moon but not a "blue".
by Leverluver
Thu Aug 22, 2013 1:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blue Moon Over Mt. Rainier
Replies: 20
Views: 730

Re: Blue Moon Over Mt. Rainier

Beutiful moon over a beautifull back ground. But I thought a "blue moon" was the second moon in a month that has two full moons.
by Leverluver
Thu Aug 22, 2013 1:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody Loading 40-82 WCF with 5744 Powder or 300 gr Bullet?
Replies: 10
Views: 858

Re: Anybody Loading 40-82 WCF with 5744 Powder or 300 gr Bul

"405" bullets are not .405". They run in diameter from .411 to .413" with most being .412". 40-82s run from .405" to .408" with a few outside those figures. If your barrel was relined with the correct size for 40-82 it will be closer to .406" groove diameter (that's what a liner from Track of the Wo...
by Leverluver
Tue Aug 13, 2013 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My New Rossi 92 Came in Today !
Replies: 17
Views: 846

Re: My New Rossi 92 Came in Today !

Don't go lead poisoning any condors...directly or indirectly :wink: I got the 16" stainless in 45 Colt. I wish I had the 44 Mag instead. I'm just a 44 guy. Plus, low pressure (i.e. pistol pressures) rounds spit pretty badly. I know the chamber specs date back to Custer but it is a pain in the butt t...
by Leverluver
Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nose Pour
Replies: 15
Views: 870

Re: Nose Pour

Accuracy-wise, a perfect base is the most important aspect of a cast bullet. You can get great bases with a base pour but you are a little more likely to get a perfect base with a nose pour.
by Leverluver
Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: iron sights and old eyes
Replies: 28
Views: 1182

Re: iron sights and old eyes

I tried to get him to do that also but evidently he dropped out of eye school before he learned how to do that :lol:
by Leverluver
Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: iron sights and old eyes
Replies: 28
Views: 1182

Re: iron sights and old eyes

Thanks Don. Happy to be back in the game.
by Leverluver
Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: iron sights and old eyes
Replies: 28
Views: 1182

Re: iron sights and old eyes

Yes, these are custom glasses for shooting only. I wouldn't even want to drive to my shooting spot with these on as things are screwy looking using them as normal glasses. It's funny but as soon as I start using them for shooting, the "peculiarity" of the combination goes away (for me). Just in case...
by Leverluver
Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: iron sights and old eyes
Replies: 28
Views: 1182

Re: iron sights and old eyes

You don't have to be so far along that you also have trifocals. Not even saying that the trifocal is the perfect strength. When I go in again for my next exam, I will TELL the examiner to find the correct prescription for the right eye of shooting glasses by measuring the distance to the front sight...
by Leverluver
Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old rifle - 5744
Replies: 20
Views: 855

Re: Old rifle - 5744

standard run of the mill RCBS powder measure. I admit I don't know what is going on as it never even did that with Lincoln Log powders (IMR 3031, 4350, etc.). Just something odd about 5744.
by Leverluver
Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: iron sights and old eyes
Replies: 28
Views: 1182

iron sights and old eyes

Just got back from the best evening with rifles I've had in five years. Hauled out two 86 45-70s and the Sharps 45-70 along with the 405 Winny. I really haven't shot rifles in that long. The reason is because I couldn't see the front sight. Ya see I'm well along into trifocals and if they had anothe...
by Leverluver
Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old rifle - 5744
Replies: 20
Views: 855

Re: Old rifle - 5744

A while ago both Don and I mentioned how easily 5744 bridges and shorts one load and "lengthens" the next load, when using a powder measure. I still use 5744 but I weigh charges. I would even rather dip the charges than use a powder measure. That one bad day (high static???) when I looked down insid...
by Leverluver
Sat Jun 29, 2013 1:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Longmire - Hollywood Ignorance
Replies: 46
Views: 3395

Re: Longmire - Hollywood Ignorance

The only movie/program I ever saw that had just about everything correct (period, usage, etc) related to firearms was Death Hunt with James Bronson and Lee Marvin. Every other one I ever saw had small mistakes to laughable blunders. I still wonder if my Sharps is broke cause it doesn't make the soun...
by Leverluver
Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How's this for a piece of history
Replies: 15
Views: 774

Re: How's this for a piece of history

Forcing cone looks a little "too new" to me even for an unfired but i guess it's possible. Is that scallop at the front of the top strap common on earlier (black powder) models?
by Leverluver
Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How a cowboy makes a Lariat
Replies: 21
Views: 1459

Re: How a cowboy makes a Lariat

That was probably Pitchy that passed through WY last October :mrgreen:

Not for dial up

http://www.server-jbmultimedia.net/Glen ... 102012.pdf