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by vancelw
Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Flintlock Long rifle
Replies: 18
Views: 1305

Re: Flintlock Long rifle

I likey :D :!: The only BP muzzleloader I've had are my Encore and my Kodiak K ombo. I have issues with vertical stringing. I guess I'm not compacting my loads consistently. It's time to get the Kodiak out and start practising again. Nice looking rifle. That's all I need....another obsession :lol:
by vancelw
Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ammo On International Flights
Replies: 10
Views: 796

Re: Ammo On International Flights

Read the TSA guidelines and the airline rules. Usually you are limited to 11 pounds of ammo. Has to be in locked box. Usually you can lock them in a small case and put them in your checked luggage. Some airlines make you check it as a separate item, so then it would need to be a durable case, like a...
by vancelw
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Follow-up on "Stainless" -- SIG's SS Durability Question
Replies: 18
Views: 954

Re: Follow-up on "Stainless" -- SIG's SS Durability Question

The only Sig I've ever owned (and ever will own) was a piece of junk. Useless for anything other than a boat anchor. Why anyone would need a stainless boat anchor is beyond me. I have several stainless guns: Marlin, Ruger, Kimber, TC, S&W, others I can't remember right now.. I use them hard and am l...
by vancelw
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who likes stainless?
Replies: 36
Views: 1769

Re: Who likes stainless?

I have owned one stainless steel gun. It was a S&W model 13 3inch round butt, I really like the gun for a carry piece but when a friend made me an offer, he took it home. I was born in 1938, guns have always been blue steel and walnut!!!!! If it was a 13 it was probably nickel I have a 65, which is...
by vancelw
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Happens, Performance-wise, Shooting Factory Ammo in an AI Gun?
Replies: 6
Views: 495

Re: What Happens, Performance-wise, Shooting Factory Ammo in an AI Gun?

I've never had an AI caliber gun. But supposedly, that's one main benefit of it. That you can shoot regular ammo out of it with no I'll effect and end up with AI formed brass to boot. I almost bought a Kimber Montana in .280 Rem AI but snoozed too long. The Leupold vx6 scope retailed for twice what ...
by vancelw
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who's shooting a Bearcat these days?
Replies: 44
Views: 2475

Re: Who's shooting a Bearcat these days?

oops :|

I was trying to edit my earlier post for spelling and ended up quoting myself.
I knew I shouldn't eat a sammich and surf at the same time...
by vancelw
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who's shooting a Bearcat these days?
Replies: 44
Views: 2475

Re: Who's shooting a Bearcat these days?

You people are killing me :( :shock: :?
I've always been perfectly happy with the accuracy of my Single-Six! I've killed lots of prairie dogs, squirrels and even coyotes and a fox with mine.

Never shot it on paper

Now I don't wanna :cry:

Better off not knowing :D
by vancelw
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 1895 500 s&w
Replies: 21
Views: 1345

Re: Marlin 1895 500 s&w

I've got over 2 dozen leverguns of various caliber. I personally see no point in having a .500 S&W version unless I also owned a .500 S&W handgun. Which I don't. And probably won't. There's not much on earth a .45-70 at 28K won't kill. Or my .444 Marlin. And I can buy 2 or 3 (or more) Winchester or ...
by vancelw
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New 1873 Winchester 44-40
Replies: 9
Views: 815

Re: New 1873 Winchester 44-40

M. M. Wright wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:34 pm
That's my redneck bench rest. "Here Pitchy, hold my beer."
I use my pickup as a benchrest for prairie dogs all the time. I use an owl ear sandbag on the mirror or window glass. For really long shots, I mean my back on the tire and shoot off homemade crossed sticks.
by vancelw
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who's shooting a Bearcat these days?
Replies: 44
Views: 2475

Re: Who's shooting a Bearcat these days?

Sadly I found out last fall that I can no longer see the sights on my Bearcat. :cry: Yeah!....that's The ticket. I think I'll use that excuse... (I'm making fun of me, not you) :D I bought an old style Bearcat off a friend a few months ago. Tried to dispatch a coon in a trap and ended up spending t...
by vancelw
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does anybody have real-world experience running lots of .357 mag through an 1873?
Replies: 9
Views: 802

Re: Does anybody have real-world experience running lots of .357 mag through an 1873?

I have a Miroku 1873 Winchester in .357.
I've shot it a bunch, though not gotten thousands of rounds through this one, yet.

The metal used in the toggle action today is not the same metal used 145 years ago.
by vancelw
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UPS shipping
Replies: 16
Views: 909

Re: UPS shipping

Our USPS carrier refuses to get out of the vehicle. Scared of non-existent hoards of ravaging dogs.... :roll: FedEx driver is different every.single.time... UPS is the same driver so he knows where to leave stuff. I used to have the phone number of the prior one so I could meet him for important pac...
by vancelw
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UPS shipping
Replies: 16
Views: 909

Re: UPS shipping

The only packages I've got in that shape from UPS were because the sender did a poor packaging job.

USPS won't even deliver. I have the laziest carrier in the world
by vancelw
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New (Miroku) 1873 what caliber?
Replies: 34
Views: 3875

Re: New (Miroku) 1873 what caliber?

The 44 WCF is more historically authentic although I can understand keeping things simple by adding another 45. Both should be reliable and one will plink and punch paper about as good as the other. I would slightly prefer the 45 for hunting, but either will do if not over extended. Get whichever y...
by vancelw
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New (Miroku) 1873 what caliber?
Replies: 34
Views: 3875

Re: New (Miroku) 1873 what caliber?

Get the. 44-40

I have one in .357 and really like it.
I have .45 Colt rifles in 1860, 1866 and 1892 versions. The only one I shoot much is the 92 since I can shoot +P+ with it and have taken plenty of hogs and mule deer with it.

I may liquidate some things and buy an 1866 Miroku in .44-40
by vancelw
Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hornady 325 grain FTX in .45-90 ?
Replies: 9
Views: 778

Re: Hornady 325 grain FTX in .45-90 ?

I agree that they are hardly a premium bullet.
But, everything I have ever shot with a Hornady bullet is dead.
Several mule deer and few whitetail, not to mention countless hogs.
And prairie dogs....
by vancelw
Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hornady 325 grain FTX in .45-90 ?
Replies: 9
Views: 778

Re: Hornady 325 grain FTX in .45-90 ?

Leverluver wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:15 pm
You goin' prairie dog hunting with the 45-90 ? :wink:
Don't knock it 'til you've tried it!
:lol:
by vancelw
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Face Book
Replies: 49
Views: 77606

Re: Face Book

If you'd like to delete your facebook account, here's a link to info on how to do it. https://medium.com/@getongab/the-ultimate-guide-to-freeing-yourself-from-facebook-and-keeping-all-of-your-data-8a93efbf529e The problem i have seen with every source that claims to delete your Facebook account is ...
by vancelw
Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hornady 325 grain FTX in .45-90 ?
Replies: 9
Views: 778

Re: Hornady 325 grain FTX in .45-90 ?

1. No 2. Depends on the throat in your rifle. 3. Depends on the throat in your rifle Case trimming is only done with FTX bullets in certain calibers (not all calibers) to allow the cartridge to cycle through the action (Marlin) and/or to allow the cartridge to chamber with that wide ogive the FTX ha...
by vancelw
Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cimarron SA 45 Colt.
Replies: 30
Views: 2831

Re: Cimarron SA 45 Colt.

Just like I said, some essobee would chime in with the inevitable operator error rigmarole......again, I counter with the why of the invention of adjustable sights. A properly assembled revolver should shoot relatively close where windage is concerned. Think about it; If a straight barrel with a go...
by vancelw
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ok Guys, you have up to $2000 to spend,
Replies: 49
Views: 2889

Re: Ok Guys, you have up to $2000 to spend,

Pitchy wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:17 pm
Good compound and long bow for stealth doesn`t hurt.
A .22 (especially with subsonic and/or a can) is quieter than a compound bow. But as long as you retrieve your arrows (undamaged), you have reusable ammo on the bows.
by vancelw
Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1886 45-90 Black Powder Only
Replies: 15
Views: 1680

Re: Winchester 1886 45-90 Black Powder Only

I'm pretty sure this has come up on here before and the gist of it has something to do with the fact that there is no SAAMI spec for the 45-90 so that was put on the rifle as a CYA type thing. I can't remember exactly but I'm pretty sure it is really meaningless. I'm sure shortly somebody will be a...
by vancelw
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .44-100 paper patched bullets
Replies: 13
Views: 955

Re: .44-100 paper patched bullets

That is some well preserved history there. Remember the part in the movie Quigley down under where he needs some ammunition loaded and the German gun maker says he needs to make a mold. Quigly tells him he can paper patch the .455 Webley bullets and they will work. Someone in that movie knew their ...
by vancelw
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finally, The Alaskan Camper Was Delivered
Replies: 35
Views: 2489

Re: Finally, The Alaskan Camper Was Delivered

Nice rig, Blaine. If you come down to anywhere near Dallas, give me a shout. I will try to arrange a visit. It's a deal...Besides, I need to stop and see Vance again and teach him how to shoot...Got close Army Buddy close in there Mineola, and Fred W.......I love that area. I took up hand grenades....
by vancelw
Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ported Barrels
Replies: 13
Views: 892

Re: Ported Barrels

1st thing I did with my Marlin 1895GS was cut the porting off and make it a 16 1/4" nvm.

If I want less recoil I use my .22LR :D
by vancelw
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Movies
Replies: 15
Views: 1456

Re: Movies

By now ,you all should realize that I'm having serious trouble navigating this forum. So please help me if you can. No one has an interest in my movie offer? Or am I not getting the messages? Or what? And what has happend to "1886"? No activity for a year, or am I misreading the forum? I've had 2 s...
by vancelw
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Love that 2-4D !
Replies: 19
Views: 1358

Re: Love that 2-4D !

What's bad about black locust? It doesn't hurt sheep or goats that I know of, but does it mess with horses...?Around our place we love them because they make great firewood, great fence posts, grow fast, and stabilize AND nitrogenize the soil. I'm not sure that what we call black locusts in North T...
by vancelw
Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An awesome Winchester!
Replies: 10
Views: 1334

Re: An awesome Winchester!

I've got one of those 1873 Miroku Winchesters in 357 and I like it. Only issue I have run into so far is the COAL of my loads with Keith bullets is too long to let the lifter come up freely. I'll fix that the next batch I reload.
by vancelw
Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CZ527 HB in 6.5 Grendel
Replies: 18
Views: 1238

Re: CZ527 HB in 6.5 Grendel

Someone learn me why the Grendel is better than the 25-06. The '06 seems to have better numbers. It's not better. It's just different. .25-'06 and 6.5 Grendel aren't really in the same class. Grendel recoil is similar to a .243. Short case allows for a really short action like my Howa 1500 mini-act...
by vancelw
Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CZ527 HB in 6.5 Grendel
Replies: 18
Views: 1238

Re: CZ527 HB in 6.5 Grendel

I've got a Howa mini action with heavy barrel I put in a Boyd's stock and an AR in 6.5 Grendel.
Both are great shooters.
I have my AR set up for coyote and hog shooting.
I haven't reloaded for it, yet.
by vancelw
Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Factory New 32 Winchester Special
Replies: 16
Views: 1669

Re: Factory New 32 Winchester Special

pricedo wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:26 pm
RIHMFIRE wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:21 pm
ain't interested in japchesters
Likewise.
Too much lawyers junk (tang safety, rebounding hammer) & too much $$.
Not on all of them
by vancelw
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT lets see you Black Powder burners
Replies: 93
Views: 9417

Re: OT lets see you Black Powder burners

Twodot wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:14 pm
Bill in Oregon wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:35 pm
Vance, that's a capable gun!
Me shooting my old .58X.58 Kodiak maybe 20 years ago.
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Where's the "Like" button? :D
..
Just for the hat alone! Paired with the Kombo....
by vancelw
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT lets see you Black Powder burners
Replies: 93
Views: 9417

Re: OT lets see you Black Powder burners

20180109_152950.jpg
I don't have any "period" garb.
That's my Kodiak 12 ga X .58
by vancelw
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Factory New 32 Winchester Special
Replies: 16
Views: 1669

Re: Factory New 32 Winchester Special

In my opinion, you could get a nice original for a lot less than 1300. For me, I'd rather a nice, tight, no finish pre-war example than a new production one. What he said ^ My .32 Specials are a ca . 1949 Marlin 336 A-DL and a ca . 1960 Winchester 94. I have much less than 1300 invested in the 2 of...
by vancelw
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gotta get some Purple Paint....
Replies: 4
Views: 518

Re: Gotta get some Purple Paint....

Montana uses orange paint at fence gaps and waterways. Texas uses purple paint so it doesn't get confused with survey markings. In Texas, you only need the purple paint on open space land. A fence means the same thing. Unfortunately, public attorneys are lazy and won't prosecute unless you have a re...
by vancelw
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Factory New 32 Winchester Special
Replies: 16
Views: 1669

Re: Factory New 32 Winchester Special

RIHMFIRE wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:21 pm
ain't interested in japchesters
Your loss.
by vancelw
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If you like Cinnamon-whiskey....
Replies: 8
Views: 903

Re: If you like Cinnamon-whiskey....

Real men drink whatever they want with no apologies to anyone.

I prefer Russian Imperial Stout beer and Doppelbocks which means I often have to supply my own.
I don't look down on anyone who drinks light beer.
I just feel sorry for the things they will never know.
by vancelw
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Firearm as emergency signal device???
Replies: 27
Views: 1873

Re: Firearm as emergency signal device???

BlaineG wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:50 pm
vancelw wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:35 pm
BlaineG wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:24 pm
Mike, this ended up in Classified, so I did a report so some Mod would move it to where it would get fair shrift..
Snitches get stiches and wind up in ditches. .. :lol:
Bite me, Boy.
Stuff like THAT is why you're not allowed within 1000 feet of schools and daycares.. :roll:
by vancelw
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Firearm as emergency signal device???
Replies: 27
Views: 1873

Re: Firearm as emergency signal device???

BlaineG wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:24 pm
Mike, this ended up in Classified, so I did a report so some Mod would move it to where it would get fair shrift..
Snitches get stiches and wind up in ditches. .. :lol:
by vancelw
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: holster for glock 21c ,45acp
Replies: 12
Views: 872

Re: holster for glock 21c ,45acp

octagon wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:38 am
"A gun without a round in the chamber is nigh useless"
I submit that the ghosts of many many rattlesnakes at my ranch would argue this point. If they were able. :D
Did you hammer them with the butt?
by vancelw
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: holster for glock 21c ,45acp
Replies: 12
Views: 872

Re: holster for glock 21c ,45acp

That's good to know. I'm still TRYING to like Glocks, but just can't get warm and fuzzy about ANY handgun that doesn't have an exposed hammer. ( In fact, one of the reasons I like leverguns is that most of them have exposed hammers ...) A Glock is safer to use and carry than a revolver. It's functi...
by vancelw
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: holster for glock 21c ,45acp
Replies: 12
Views: 872

Re: holster for glock 21c ,45acp

Safariland also makes and ALS holster that you use your thumb to unlock. Not sure if it comes in paddle style
by vancelw
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: holster for glock 21c ,45acp
Replies: 12
Views: 872

Re: holster for glock 21c ,45acp

Bianchi make a holster that automatically locks in the gun . You use your middle finger to unlock for draw, keeping your trigger finger clear of bad habits. I have both and never use the serpa type for duty.

I think they are called "Carry Lok". I will double check when I get home.
by vancelw
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Computer Memory...
Replies: 7
Views: 771

Re: Computer Memory...

Makes sense to me too. It seems like the ideal would be to have a fairly large working memory in your computer so you can multi-task, and enough 'disk' memory to hold the programs, but the data go on removable memory so it is more secure, easy to duplicate if needed, and so on. Removeable memory li...
by vancelw
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buckshot
Replies: 62
Views: 2905

Re: Buckshot

t.r. wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:30 am
I've always thought of #4 BUCK as a man-stopper and not for sporting purposes. But with the right choke, it can be deadly at archery distances.

TR
#4 buck is great on coyotes, both 2 and 4 legged.
I probably wouldn't use it on something I planned to eat.
by vancelw
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some of the cool things I get to do.
Replies: 6
Views: 654

Re: Some of the cool things I get to do.

That Perry's Monument is neat.
We stumbled across that on our way to Put-in-Bay one year.
Makes all that history I ignored in school much more interesting when you see the actual sites.
by vancelw
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does 357 magnum at carbine velocities produce 1 shot stops?
Replies: 39
Views: 2036

Re: Does 357 magnum at carbine velocities produce 1 shot stops?

Hollowpoints can tend to plug up. Shooting through clothing the hollowpoint may fill with cloth and not expand. The bullet just acts like a solid. I once saw 5 .357 JHP bullets recovered from shootings and none were expanded. All of them had plugged up and just deformed the nose a little. Yes,I agr...
by vancelw
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On-line family research
Replies: 18
Views: 1120

Re: On-line family research

Use online genealogy info as a clue and not proof. Verify anything with real documents. I have found several erroneous family "facts" that, once placed on the internet, refuse to go away. I found the LDS database to be highly unreliable. Almost every connection I found through that turned out to be ...
by vancelw
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does 357 magnum at carbine velocities produce 1 shot stops?
Replies: 39
Views: 2036

Re: Does 357 magnum at carbine velocities produce 1 shot stops?

Yes, at point blank range, with factory ammo, bullet probably didnt have time to expand. Point blank range doesn't mean what you think it means. And the closer the projectile is to the bore, the higher the velocity, so it is more expansive, not less. I do see your point that it could hit all 3 with...
by vancelw
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Leaves of three, leave it be ...
Replies: 12
Views: 1063

Re: Leaves of three, leave it be ...

Too much roundup will damage the tree MSMA works for poison oak/ivy with repeated applications. Use a little soap in the mixture to help keep it from just rolling off the leaves. MSMA won't usually hurt a barked plant. It will be easier to kill if you cut the vines as suggested, then spray the new g...