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by Ray
Mon Jan 19, 2009 1:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT-Taurus .22 pump rifles. Do they Work?
Replies: 10
Views: 844

Re: OT-Taurus .22 pump rifles. Do they Work?

My stainless mdl. 72 with 2.75X Burris mounted scout style is a keeper. It feeds and fires as fast as you can pump it. 10 shots go in around two seconds if you hold the trigger down. I shoot l.r.'s and w.r.f's in it by single loading it. Aguila SSB's are almost silent. A few years ago at the range, ...
by Ray
Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ATF Form 4473 Shortage
Replies: 11
Views: 2392

Re: Atf fORM 4473 Shortage (Jengle etc)

I have filled out 4473's in the past that were yellow, pink, and white. Seems like they changed often especially the "yes" and "no" questions. For several years, the only ones I've seen have been white. I do remember filling one out last year that appeared to be a photocopy judging by the blurred ed...
by Ray
Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: .45 Schofield - load data request
Replies: 9
Views: 2460

Re: OT: .45 Schofield - range report

Towards the end of the Clinton days when loading components were in short supply and SASS was growing like wildfire, .45 colt brass was hard to find. Midway had just received a lot of .45 Schofield from Starline and I ordered some. I used the same Lee dipper that I used for Unique in the .44 Spl. I ...
by Ray
Sat Jan 10, 2009 8:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT- I love living in Alabama lol
Replies: 13
Views: 1005

Re: OT- I love living in Alabama lol

Gday my friend, You got me, never heard of cathead biscuits, what are they, must have had a deprived childhood down here in Australia. Grits, what are they, love scrambled eggs though. Love bacon too. Perhaps Doc Hudson or another of the culinary experts will step in and give you an official answer...
by Ray
Sat Jan 10, 2009 2:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT- I love living in Alabama lol
Replies: 13
Views: 1005

Re: OT- I love living in Alabama lol

Some 34 years ago Pops and I were camping and fishing in the Choccolocco State Forest and had our little bateaux stolen. Pops thought he knew who had stolen it so we went to the Cleburne County Jail to file a report. The jail matron invited us to share breakfast with the keepers and inmates. In all ...
by Ray
Tue Jan 06, 2009 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Casting non-lead bullets-can it be done?
Replies: 19
Views: 2959

Re: Casting non-lead bullets-can it be done?

It can be done with zinc but really have to work to get it to work. The heat has to be higher than melting lead and the fumes at these temps. are noxious. The sprue hole has to be larger. The sprue to block fit has to be precise and the sprue itself has to be heavy to endure the force needed to shea...
by Ray
Mon Jan 05, 2009 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Musings from the Miller - Relfections on what might ...
Replies: 42
Views: 2180

Re: OT: Musings from the Miller - Relfections on what might ...

Don't sweat the "what ifs". Everyone has regrets. As for adventure, it is where you find it. Living through the day can be a challenge. Count blessings. Don't lament not joining the navy too much. I did it to get away from home and spent two years, two months, and eleven days of hard time on a float...
by Ray
Fri Dec 19, 2008 9:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TV Westerns
Replies: 20
Views: 1224

Re: TV Westerns

Liked 'em all but one of my favorites was "The Dakotas" with Jack Elam (and some I can't remember, can anybody tell me who played the part of Gil Favor?) :D :D Ahh......! "Old Deadeye" Jack Elam. Nobody could play a heavy like he did in his early work except maybe Van Cleef. Poor guy got the deadey...
by Ray
Fri Dec 19, 2008 9:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MOVIES - Joe Kidd
Replies: 6
Views: 659

Re: MOVIES - Joe Kidd

Don't forget about the mauser pistol that dumps bad guys instantly at long range with one shot like it was a cartoon anvil. Or am I confused and thinking of a different movie?
by Ray
Thu Dec 18, 2008 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Son's First Deer
Replies: 27
Views: 1483

Re: Son's First Deer

Congratulations!! He sounds like a good shot if he hit it five times. Does he remember each shot or was he on auto pilot? Sounds like a bit of buck fever, but that is normal. Yes it was buck fever. It was difficult to tell exactly what happened from the forensic evidence. There were, after all, ten...
by Ray
Tue Nov 25, 2008 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Son's First Deer
Replies: 27
Views: 1483

Son's First Deer

Sunday afternoon my 17 yr. old son killed this forked spike. He was using a 1975 Marlin 336 30-30 with a 4X Simmons. Ammo was Federal blue box 150 gr. http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y105/rayleef/100_1515.jpg Distance was 80 paces steeply downhill. Son got a little excited and shot it five times be...
by Ray
Tue Nov 18, 2008 3:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: O.T... Good Eatin'
Replies: 30
Views: 1930

Re: O.T... Good Eatin'

Will one of you fine folk tell me what the draw is to eating grits..? I didn't grow up on them and nobody in my family cooks them. I've tried them before at places like Golden Corral and Kettle for breakfast, but I didn't see what the big deal was. From all the stories I've heard, it seems that gri...
by Ray
Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clipping pointy bullets on .45-70
Replies: 13
Views: 929

Re: Clipping pointy bullets on .45-70

What would happen if you loaded them backwards...? I've done that for .44 Mag just for the heck of it. I know there would be 'crimp groove' issues, but sounds like it would be easier to deal with that and find an OAL that would feed, vs. trimming all bullets. I have made flat nosed fmj bullets this...
by Ray
Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clipping pointy bullets on .45-70
Replies: 13
Views: 929

Re: Clipping pointy bullets on .45-70

For that hard of material, a common three jaw half-inch drill chuck will work. The five jaw would be even better. Choose a cutting method that requires the least lateral force against the bullet so you don't have to tighten the chuck enough to mar the bands on the bullet. A notch cut with an abrasiv...
by Ray
Sun Oct 12, 2008 9:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT-for Navy vets
Replies: 3
Views: 307

Re: OT-for Navy vets

I found the silly willy/mighty fine 1059 which was my home for two years, two months, and eleven days. Nice print but not worth $40 plus shipping to remind me of the ever present smell of fuel oil, cigarette smoke, and filipino cooking. Still cannot stand the sight or smell of an egg roll which remi...
by Ray
Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need 44 Spl loading data....
Replies: 8
Views: 860

Re: Need 44 Spl loading data....

I don't go over 13.5gr 2400 with the Lee 310gr. in the .44 special. I have a Ruger SBH that the previous owner jugged the cylinder and had to send back to the factory for a new one. He used the tried and true 17.5gr. 2400 under 250gr. cast. Now most books list 17.5gr. 2400 as warm or max. in the mag...
by Ray
Wed Sep 03, 2008 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scoutmount on Win 94 top eject?
Replies: 28
Views: 1397

Re: Scoutmount on Win 94 top eject?

The mount meant for the Taurus 62 rimfire pump will work with some effort. It has been discontinued but can be found on auction sites. The dovetail insert that replaces the rear sight uses a single 8-32 screw. The contour of the two barrels are different so a thick epoxy will be needed. I used a mar...
by Ray
Sat Aug 23, 2008 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT- Learning Spanish
Replies: 20
Views: 1413

Re: OT- Learning Spanish

Someone mentioned listening to Spanish language television programming. I agree. I was once reasonably conversant in Spanish when talking to someone who knew at least the same amount of English. I had no trouble asking directions, hailing a cab, or orderng a meal. I have not used much Spanish in the...
by Ray
Fri Jul 04, 2008 5:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT-No scent gun oils
Replies: 9
Views: 1183

Re: OT-No scent gun oils

I have been using plain mineral oil since 1975. Cheap. No odor. No rust. No gumming. No harm to wood finish.
by Ray
Mon Jun 16, 2008 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Off Topic NOT a LEVERGUN Enfield MK4.2
Replies: 20
Views: 1659

Re: Off Topic NOT a LEVERGUN Enfield MK4.2

My #4mk1* shoots high with the battle aperature. I put the tip of the post in the lower meniscus of the aperature like the fine bead sighting of hunting rifles of days gone by. This sight picture looks similar to a small shotgun bead held tight against the plane of the reciever. Your eye will still ...
by Ray
Mon May 26, 2008 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bullet Testing
Replies: 8
Views: 730

[quote="RKrodle" Ray, I thought about the 30 carbine bullets and was wondering how they would do. Do you have any experience using them in the 30-30? Will they expand at the lower velocities?[/quote] They will upset somewhat all the way down to 1000fps if nose is flattened and slight h.p. is ground ...
by Ray
Sun May 25, 2008 1:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bullet Testing
Replies: 8
Views: 730

Filing or beltsanding the nose back to the jacket on the Hornady or Remington .30 carbine bullet makes a big difference in terminal performance especially at lower velocities.
by Ray
Thu May 22, 2008 2:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT - New to me revolver questions
Replies: 22
Views: 2260

Before you resort to the dishwasher try soaking overnight in kerosene. Remove grips and drop in a bucket or large coffee can 3/4 full of kerosene. Works everytime on any gunk except blackpowder fouling.
by Ray
Thu May 08, 2008 8:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A hollowbase wadcutter seated backwards?
Replies: 20
Views: 3005

Almost every .38 I've carried over the years have been filled with normally loaded wadcutters. The extra rounds I carry whether looseor in a speedloader or speed strip are air force loads for easy chambering under stress. Conventionally loaded wadcutters have a good reputation of stopping power desp...
by Ray
Sun May 04, 2008 4:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Castle Doctrine Story
Replies: 9
Views: 1294

What is a Russelite? And why was she not arrested for B&E? Russellite: Second Adventist, Bible Student (as a proper noun), Watchtower Society, Jehova's Witness. Disciples of Charles Taze Russell. The lady was not charged because I did not swear a warrant. The deputy said she was a "mental case". Th...
by Ray
Thu May 01, 2008 8:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Castle Doctrine Story
Replies: 9
Views: 1294

Castle Doctrine Story

In light of the recent posts concerning home invasions and such I thought you might get a chuckle out of the following narrative. I have worked nights for most of my working life and am a day sleeper. Some real characters come around knocking even with the signs noting a day sleeper posted on the po...
by Ray
Tue Apr 15, 2008 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Methods for flattening bullet points
Replies: 14
Views: 1738

I've used the load you mention with no problem from Marlin rifles. Remington would not sell them if they were not safe to use in the most common rifle for that cartridge. As for flattening bullet tips in loaded ammo: wire cutters, file, belt sander are all good. It only takes a light touch with belt...
by Ray
Sat Apr 05, 2008 1:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT- Discouragement?
Replies: 21
Views: 2842

I'd suggest reading Keith's autobiography: "Hell I was there". You'll never believe he even survived to adulthood, let alone became the dean of hand gun writers. Joe I agree. Every once in a while I read the chapter titled "Of Fire and Pain" It puts things in perspective and discourages me from whi...
by Ray
Sat Apr 05, 2008 12:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Getting your first lever action?
Replies: 22
Views: 2746

Marlin 336 in either 30-30 or .35 Remington.
by Ray
Sat Apr 05, 2008 12:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT - Sixguns...
Replies: 19
Views: 2823

I've been carrying my New Vaquero but think that maybe the Montado would be THE ticket for a SA carry gun. http://www.galleryofguns.com/prod_images/5120.jpg That looks almost like the Gene Berry/Bat Masterson gun from the old television series. It might be the ticket if they would just chamber it f...
by Ray
Sat Apr 05, 2008 12:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where is Junior, and OD?
Replies: 90
Views: 8490

Dear "Capn All Caps". This post is honor of Junior! -Tutt Mister Murbach does not need me to defend him. He seems to be as tough as a masonry nail. To be given an capitalized, exclamated pointed tongue lashing by him is uncomfortable but should be considered an honor. Once upon a time I asked a que...
by Ray
Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: POLITICS - Another example of LEO trampling the 2A
Replies: 23
Views: 2902

In the spirit o the 2nd Amendment I believe that the presence or absence of a weapon should have no bearing on an encounter with a peace officer. But in the real world, at least in the mind of most police personel, any weapon must be immediately and completely "secured". The peace officer who can ca...
by Ray
Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT- Discouragement?
Replies: 21
Views: 2842

I have read that article and most of Mister Seyfried other writing. I understand that he spent several of his summer vacations in the Keith home as an apprentice of sorts. He talks of Mister Keith testing handguns for accuracy at three hundred yards and beyond. These are guns that most of us shoot a...
by Ray
Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT - Zinc bullets
Replies: 10
Views: 2983

There were die cast zinc component bullets back in the 60's and 70's according to Maj. Nontes' writings. One was an undersized .38 with grooves to hold rubber O-rings and meant to be thumb-pressed over a pinch of Bullseye. Veral Smith wrote about experimenting with cast zinc bullets. He learned that...
by Ray
Fri Mar 14, 2008 2:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Paper Patching
Replies: 17
Views: 2472

Try paper masking tape and/or medical fabric tape before you invest in the cost of a reem of fine rag content paper and the time and effort of cutting, dampening, wrapping, drying, and trimming the tail of traditional patches. Fatten with tape to groove diameter or slightly over as long as bullet se...
by Ray
Fri Mar 14, 2008 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good Advice
Replies: 10
Views: 1483

Ray, Thanks for the kind words and reinforcing information. Hobie, I agree with the advice on the home defense gun choice as well. A point and pull trigger double action revolver is best in a stressful situation in the hands of a novice and is never a bad choice for a seasoned shooter. A compact ha...
by Ray
Fri Mar 14, 2008 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good Advice
Replies: 10
Views: 1483

Good Advice

Hobie's reply to the 30-30 home defense string includes a link to his blog in which he offers excellent advice. One of the best was his admonition of practicing discretion of who knows about the presence of the home defense gun. I have observed that the goal of most home burglaries in our area seem ...
by Ray
Tue Mar 11, 2008 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT Need your writing skills again
Replies: 18
Views: 2190

There is a mustard seed kernel of truth to the premis in that editorial. Some people cannot resist the temptation of a tame deer standing on the shoulder of a lonely road. Not long after T/C came out with the encore pistol I aquired one for $200. The previous owner couldn't help himself when a troph...
by Ray
Sun Feb 10, 2008 1:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT - Why Not Hunt With Your .45acp??
Replies: 24
Views: 2707

When I was a wee lad I was blessed to be able to participated in many a bunny drive. The huntmaster used a self-loading fowling piece that was equipped with a magazine disconnect. This feature allowed him to shuck fine shot out of the chamber and put buckshot or slug in its place if and when the bea...
by Ray
Sun Feb 10, 2008 1:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: POLITICS - Shootin in MO
Replies: 14
Views: 1831

I know nothing about the incedent in Missouri but I have had my share of persecution from local tyrants and despots. I have come too close to being "backed into a corner" in the context of this discussion for comfort. No, there is no excuse for violent behaviour but as the gentleman from Texas comme...
by Ray
Tue Jan 15, 2008 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: **OT** Diets For A Particular Blood Type
Replies: 24
Views: 2496

I used to be a wormy, slight built little fellow. But then I started working 12 hour night shifts and stopping by fast food joints. My weight fluctuates from between 80 and 100 lbs. too much for my height. My doctor put me on an extremely low carb diet due to my colesterol being extremely low and th...
by Ray
Tue Jan 15, 2008 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shortening barrels
Replies: 11
Views: 1761

Electrical tape for saw guide Hacksaw File Drill motor Countersink from cheap drill bit set for crowning Propane torch to blue cut. Nothing to it provided you don't need front sight. Gun parts corporation has an assortment of odd sights that even work well with a lot of imagination and a little epox...
by Ray
Sat Sep 22, 2007 11:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT-RELOADING-9MM RIMMED?
Replies: 15
Views: 2774

Trimmed .38 S&W brass ain't AR brass. It headspaces on the mouth. If your ruger missfires with unclipped 9mm loads then it might not work with trimmed .38S&W. The .756" I mentioned worked in my gun but maybe too short in yours. This is going to require some trial and error. Keep in mind the trimmed ...
by Ray
Fri Sep 21, 2007 8:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT - If you were to build a .358 Win on the cheap.......
Replies: 19
Views: 3687

I have a 110 in .358. I use the 180 gr hornady ssp over a caseful of 4198. I bought 3 of these barrels when midway clearanced out the first run of them. I gave $69.99 each. The extra barrels were set aside for reaming to .35 whelen and .358 norma( i have a magnum bolt as well). A month or so after I...
by Ray
Fri Sep 21, 2007 7:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT-RELOADING-9MM RIMMED?
Replies: 15
Views: 2774

.38 S&W brass trimmed to .756" works fine in mine. A 9mm Lee speed die is what I use. Too long and they drag on the recoil shield. Too short and they go snap. I use standrd 9mm luger load data. They also work in some of my .357's. Most of the time I use 9mm ammo without the clips and pick them out b...