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by Tactical Lever
Mon Mar 07, 2016 12:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wet Cleaning Cases
Replies: 9
Views: 706

Re: Wet Cleaning Cases

All I do is wet clean them. Just pour in some warm to hot water with a little dish soap and splash of water soluble degreaser and let them soak for a while. Then sift through them for a couple minutes and rinse well. Then I put them in the oven for a little while to dry. A variation of that is how ...
by Tactical Lever
Sat Mar 05, 2016 1:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wet Cleaning Cases
Replies: 9
Views: 706

Re: Wet Cleaning Cases

All I do is wet clean them. Just pour in some warm to hot water with a little dish soap and splash of water soluble degreaser and let them soak for a while. Then sift through them for a couple minutes and rinse well. Then I put them in the oven for a little while to dry.
by Tactical Lever
Mon Feb 29, 2016 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .44-40 and lead bullets - case 'filler'
Replies: 24
Views: 1565

Re: .44-40 and lead bullets - case 'filler'

WHERE IN THE WORLD did you get that loading data ?? Some of it is eight [ 8 ! ] grains above data I developed in a pressure gun ten or twelve years ago. And so it goes... Found hotter loads than that. The loads you are referencing would be BP equivalent I imagine. However, in a new Rossi you can go...
by Tactical Lever
Mon Feb 29, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got busted carrying concealed
Replies: 27
Views: 1929

Re: Got busted carrying concealed

Maybe that Hawaiian shirt thing works west of the Mississippi. Dead giveaway where I live. I locked up at least 2-3 different guys just on hunches they were concealing something. I figured it'd be dope, but it was gun each time. But, Hawaiian shirts are not common here. Locked up on a hunch?? How d...
by Tactical Lever
Mon Feb 29, 2016 12:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got busted carrying concealed
Replies: 27
Views: 1929

Re: Got busted carrying concealed

I like the vest, and own many, but then again I always wore vest before from the time I was a Kid. I usually carry a 1911 of some flavor, IWB holster and open vest. Maybe it's the cowboy hats and boots that helps me get away with it, but I have never been called out, of course some people that know...
by Tactical Lever
Sat Feb 27, 2016 12:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thinking of brass blackening on Henry
Replies: 34
Views: 1904

Re: Thinking of brass blackening on Henry

Thanks guys. I have to touch it up a little and do the butt plate (which does seem to have a clear coat) and the barrel band; but overall I'm happy with the way it's progressing.

And if I squint at it the right way, I can imagine it having a long and storied history. :D
by Tactical Lever
Fri Feb 26, 2016 2:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thinking of brass blackening on Henry
Replies: 34
Views: 1904

Re: Thinking of brass blackening on Henry

This side did not turn out as well; it started off looking like I drew lines on it with a felt. :oops:

Forgive the clutter, I started to feel a little artsy fartsy. :lol:
by Tactical Lever
Fri Feb 26, 2016 2:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thinking of brass blackening on Henry
Replies: 34
Views: 1904

Re: Thinking of brass blackening on Henry

Tried dabbing and selectively rubbing the finish with cloth, and q-tips. Also tried soaking some bluing through a kleenex. Did not get the right kind of finish, then had an idea. I thought that using steel wool might create an interesting effect. So I rubbed the brass with fine steel wool and bluing...
by Tactical Lever
Wed Feb 24, 2016 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thinking of brass blackening on Henry
Replies: 34
Views: 1904

Re: Thinking of brass blackening on Henry

Thanks guys. No clear coat on it. I dabbed a couple spots of Birchwood Casey Superblue on the bottom and that stuff is pretty good. Seems much better than a multi part blue I tried on another gun once. I am a little worried about over-colouring it; but I suppose I can polish it off again, if I do. J...
by Tactical Lever
Wed Feb 24, 2016 7:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .44-40 and lead bullets - case 'filler'
Replies: 24
Views: 1565

Re: .44-40 and lead bullets - case 'filler'

WHERE IN THE WORLD did you get that loading data ?? Some of it is eight [ 8 ! ] grains above data I developed in a pressure gun ten or twelve years ago. And so it goes... Found hotter loads than that. The loads you are referencing would be BP equivalent I imagine. However, in a new Rossi you can go...
by Tactical Lever
Tue Feb 23, 2016 10:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thinking of brass blackening on Henry
Replies: 34
Views: 1904

Re: Thinking of brass blackening on Henry

Age it with sweat and handling. Spend a summer in Arizona or the south west desert somewhere. Get a pair of real leather work gloves and carry and use the rifle outdoors daily. Sweat on it, get it dirty, handle it constantly with the dirty hard used sweaty leather gloves. That will age it. Joe Soun...
by Tactical Lever
Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thinking of brass blackening on Henry
Replies: 34
Views: 1904

Re: Thinking of brass blackening on Henry

Well I realize it's not everyone's cup of tea. But it is a current production gun. Not a historically accurate reproduction either. I imagine there were a few guys (and gals) who probably took some shine off a new Henry. I find the bright gold a little gaudy. I'm out to age it, or give it something ...
by Tactical Lever
Sun Feb 21, 2016 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thinking of brass blackening on Henry
Replies: 34
Views: 1904

Thinking of brass blackening on Henry

Considering some brass blackening on a Big Boy. I am not after a total black or blue finish. I would like a case hardened kind of look. Considering different options like cold blue, and found that Birchwood Casey Super Blue will sure give it blue and purple on a small spot that I tested, but not sur...
by Tactical Lever
Fri Feb 19, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jacket Hollow Point Ammo in 44 Magnum for Deer?
Replies: 16
Views: 1201

Re: Jacket Hollow Point Ammo in 44 Magnum for Deer?

I have to laugh as some of these answers regarding the 357mag. I've shot over fifty deer with this caliber out of handguns and I've never lost a deer and I've never lost any significant amount of meat from using a Hornady XTP JHP either. In fact, the only deer I ever lost with a handgun was lost wi...
by Tactical Lever
Fri Feb 19, 2016 10:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Henry All Weather Rifles
Replies: 51
Views: 3067

Re: Henry All Weather Rifles

Tac, First, let me correct your assumption- I am not Henry, I do occasionally work WITH Henry, but not FOR henry, and they're not my guns. :) The Big Boy Silver centerfire is a solid frame constructed with a slightly tweaked version of the hardened brass alloy used in the regular "gold" Big Boy. Th...
by Tactical Lever
Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "The Revenant" Movie
Replies: 33
Views: 2540

Re: "The Revenant" Movie

Finally got to see it and was not disappointed. I really enjoyed the movie. I have long thought of Leo as one of the best actors of this generation. I don't like all his movies but the guy is very versatile and really can act. I applaud him very much for making such a movie. I feel that Hollywood a...
by Tactical Lever
Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 50 Alaska cartridge
Replies: 27
Views: 2001

Re: 50 Alaska cartridge

Thanks John! I may try that out one day.
by Tactical Lever
Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Henry All Weather Rifles
Replies: 51
Views: 3067

Re: Henry All Weather Rifles

I am personally arranging for the catalog description to exclude chrome in the bore, just for Cat & Tac. :) Happy to help. No thanks necessary. We live to serve. The black oxide bore "treatment" isn't listed anywhere, as far as I know. That may have to remain our secret. Denis Ha! I thought you see...
by Tactical Lever
Mon Feb 15, 2016 11:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Henry All Weather Rifles
Replies: 51
Views: 3067

Re: Henry All Weather Rifles

I read the item description and took it to believe "everything is hard chrome plated except springs and sights". When you do a wipe down of your gun do you remove the stock and forearm to get to the metal underneath? Do you clean all the innards? Do you routinely clean the harder to reach parts? Th...
by Tactical Lever
Mon Feb 15, 2016 6:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Henry All Weather Rifles
Replies: 51
Views: 3067

Re: Henry All Weather Rifles

Life doesn't always give you everything you want. :) The set-up's still better'n a standard blued rifle in bad weather. Chroming the bore would've raised costs & made production more complicated. Along with the potential accuracy effect previously mentioned. The gun has better protection on its woo...
by Tactical Lever
Mon Feb 15, 2016 1:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Henry All Weather Rifles
Replies: 51
Views: 3067

Re: Henry All Weather Rifles

Just a black oxide finish inside the bore. Keep yer muzzle down in the rain.... :) Denis Well they increased the corrosion resistance to the easy to care for parts of the gun. That's a good thing. And only the easier parts of the gun. That's a bad thing. I realize that nothing is "maintenance free"...
by Tactical Lever
Sun Feb 14, 2016 3:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Henry All Weather Rifles
Replies: 51
Views: 3067

Re: Henry All Weather Rifles

When the catalog says "hard chrome plating on all metal surfaces (except springs & sights)", you could conceivably take that to include the barrel. NOT chromed inside the bore, though. :) Denis Well I did, but what would be the point if the bore wasn't chromed as many military rifles are, as well? ...
by Tactical Lever
Sun Feb 14, 2016 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need 300 gr .45 Colt load help
Replies: 36
Views: 1736

Re: Need 300 gr .45 Colt load help

Maybe kind of an old post, but I just wanted to echo what Earl is saying about the overall length and the different bullets. You can use jacketed bullet data for cast bullets, but be careful of the reverse. Cast are not only softer under pressure, but shorter. And as mentioned have greater lubricity...
by Tactical Lever
Sun Feb 14, 2016 9:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 50 Alaska cartridge
Replies: 27
Views: 2001

Re: 50 Alaska cartridge

...Interested in hearing others thoughts on it as well, even if they don't agree with mine. I now use Dyna-Tek Bore Coat, which allegedly embeds itself at a molecular level into the microscopic pits of the metal in your bore and coats it. You can allegedly shoot copper and lead interchangeably with...
by Tactical Lever
Sun Feb 14, 2016 6:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Range Report, New Pistola
Replies: 5
Views: 527

Re: Range Report, New Pistola

I think the highlight of my range trips is the brass whoring! :lol:
by Tactical Lever
Sun Feb 14, 2016 6:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "The Revenant" Movie
Replies: 33
Views: 2540

Re: "The Revenant" Movie

. I plan on seeing it, because I really like that it's based on the real (mis ?) adventures of abandoned fur-trapper, Hugh Glass. Hope no one is looking for a 2.5 hour history lesson as this sure isn't it. Actually I was surprised that they at least got the main characters right (Glass, Fitzgearld,...
by Tactical Lever
Sun Feb 14, 2016 6:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Glasses..Interesting product
Replies: 24
Views: 1501

Re: Glasses..Interesting product

Side note , but reading this thread inspired me to call the place I've been getting glasses for over forty years as it's time for a new pair. Apparently , I can still get the glass photogrey high index glasses in an ul approved safety glass 8) Never liked the plastic lenses. I went back to glass my...
by Tactical Lever
Sun Feb 14, 2016 6:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Glasses..Interesting product
Replies: 24
Views: 1501

Re: Glasses..Interesting product

It's easy to use corrective lenses that bring the sights (or Red Dot) into sharp focus. when you do...you lose the sharp image of the target. You always focus on front sight. Even in target shooting ..front sight clear.. target not clear! Can only focus on one not both :wink: John For sure. I am no...
by Tactical Lever
Sun Feb 14, 2016 5:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Henry All Weather Rifles
Replies: 51
Views: 3067

Re: Henry All Weather Rifles

Too bad they don't have more information on these. They mention chrome plating, but I wonder if they mean the barrels, also? And would that be inside, too? Seems like they are short a round or 2 for magazine capacity. The Marlins with a 20" barrel would take 6 in the mag. And the 45-70 with an 18.5"...
by Tactical Lever
Fri Feb 12, 2016 4:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No more Facebook firearms sales
Replies: 21
Views: 1078

Re: No more Facebook firearms sales

They are completely anti gun. The NFA (one of our groups) is not longer allowed on. But as per facecrack policy, terrorism, and death threats are still kosher. Wait! Is kosher still allowed?? So confusing with Zuckerberg and the all the anti-semitic types that are allowed to spew stuff. There are re...
by Tactical Lever
Fri Feb 12, 2016 3:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 50 Alaska cartridge
Replies: 27
Views: 2001

Re: 50 Alaska cartridge

Hope I didn't ruffle too many feathers. Welcome to the forum!

Interested in hearing others thoughts on it as well, even if they don't agree with mine.
by Tactical Lever
Fri Feb 12, 2016 3:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: What's Your Favorite Western...
Replies: 136
Views: 13221

Re: FavoriteWestern Movie

Dont know if this would be counted as a bonafied western, but my favorite would be Jeremiah Johnson. Not sure; the boy was asking me whether it was a "cowboy movie", a few days ago. I would say a western, but not a cowboy movie. Too many favourites, most of which I can't remember. Trinity gets an h...
by Tactical Lever
Fri Feb 12, 2016 3:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UPDATED Please pray for Jeff Quinn
Replies: 69
Views: 4510

Re: UPDATED Please pray for Jeff Quinn

Good to hear he's doing better. I look forward to hearing more from him and will remember to pray for his return to health.
by Tactical Lever
Wed Feb 10, 2016 5:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help me pick a 22 mag rifle
Replies: 77
Views: 3514

Re: Help me pick a 22 mag rifle

I have a nice old Marlin 25 with the box style magazine that quickly became a favourite gun. Those Henry lever actions are awful nice too. I was tempted to get one of the pump actions, but upon handling one they did not seem as slick as the levers. And to boot, I cut my thumb on it, when I cycled th...
by Tactical Lever
Tue Feb 09, 2016 7:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 50 Alaska cartridge
Replies: 27
Views: 2001

Re: 50 Alaska cartridge

Thanks everyone for the replies. The custom rifle builder has recommended that i use only copper jacketed bullets for the first 100 rounds to properly break in and season this new bbl. I will probably transition into cast bullets sometime after seasoning the bbl. Quig Firstly, I think the whole bre...
by Tactical Lever
Sat Jul 25, 2015 2:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A great primer on airguns
Replies: 17
Views: 1588

Re: A great primer on airguns

I don't know, I kind of got away from springers. My Disco can probably be rebuilt for about a dollars worth of seals, and I can keep it cocked, or with a full payload of air for months. It doesn't vibrate, or shake (other than from me :oops: ), and I can throw anything on there for a scope. I can ha...
by Tactical Lever
Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Guy in my town shoots another stealing his truck- Update
Replies: 49
Views: 2947

Re: Guy in my town shoots another stealing his truck- Update

Sounds to me like the the honest citizen was attempting to defend or recover what he owned, and that he found an opportunity to take a safe shot at the thieving scumbag who was trying to run him over with his own vehicle. Cops don't hesitate to respond with deadly force to undesirables who try to r...
by Tactical Lever
Fri Jul 24, 2015 8:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Guy in my town shoots another stealing his truck- Update
Replies: 49
Views: 2947

Re: Guy in my town shoots another stealing his truck- Update

Sounds to me like the the honest citizen was attempting to defend or recover what he owned, and that he found an opportunity to take a safe shot at the thieving scumbag who was trying to run him over with his own vehicle. Cops don't hesitate to respond with deadly force to undesirables who try to r...
by Tactical Lever
Tue Jul 07, 2015 11:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New T- Shirts came today!!!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 1855

Re: New T- Shirts came today!!!!!

Ok, I've been hearing about these shirts, but what do they look like, and how would a person get one, if so inclined?
by Tactical Lever
Wed Jul 01, 2015 8:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How about a new Ruger?
Replies: 35
Views: 1921

Re: How about a new Ruger?

One thing on the 327 Fed is that it IS a rather high pressure round, and may not be suitable for just any lever gun design. Have to ask the engineers. Speaking of engineering, I wonder how hard it would be to make a switch-barrel Ruger No.3...? The pressure should be no problem. It would have very ...
by Tactical Lever
Sun Jun 28, 2015 9:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How about a new Ruger?
Replies: 35
Views: 1921

Re: How about a new Ruger?

Ruger should bring back the no 3 in 357mag,44mag,22lr,and 22mag and possibly 30/30 I would like one of those, but I would like a few changes (probably a new guns worth). Reportedly it was hard to make them shoot accurately, and I believe it was because of the forend/barrel band arrangement. I would...
by Tactical Lever
Sun Jun 28, 2015 9:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Air rifle back from Stoeger
Replies: 14
Views: 1882

Re: Air rifle back from Stoeger

I had to google it to refresh my memory, but as I suspected it is a high velocity spring piston advertising super sonic speeds with an alloy pellet in .177 caliber. First, stay away from the alloys, they are expensive, harder on the gun, and in many cases fly wild as they approach or surpass the spe...
by Tactical Lever
Sun Jun 14, 2015 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pretty pleased with accuracy
Replies: 14
Views: 769

Re: Pretty pleased with accuracy

Oh it's not fiber optic. It's just fluorescent orange paint Kinda the same thing in practice. Ever have feed problems with a pistol cartridge in a long action Winchester, if a guy can call a 94 a long action? Not exactly the same. I find fiber optic to pick up the light better. Kind of wondering th...
by Tactical Lever
Sun Jun 14, 2015 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pretty pleased with accuracy
Replies: 14
Views: 769

Re: Pretty pleased with accuracy

wolfdog wrote:That is terrible you clean missed that guys finger! :lol:
Silly... That's called exhibition shooting. He was supposed to miss! I bet your face is red! :oops:
by Tactical Lever
Sun Jun 14, 2015 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What does it take for you to buy a new gun?
Replies: 26
Views: 1111

Re: What does it take for you to buy a new gun?

Kind of a waste if you don't, no? Us gun owners are nothing if not frugal! :lol:
by Tactical Lever
Sat Jun 13, 2015 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gas Piston vs Springer
Replies: 21
Views: 1421

Re: Gas Piston vs Springer

I gave up on spring guns a year ago and bought a Marauder PCP and sure aint looking back. It would be nice if Sharp or someone would bring the Sharp Innova back or a good quality multi pump. Lewis and Clark had PCP guns on their journey. I remember reading about the Sharp Innova, never seen one in ...
by Tactical Lever
Fri Jun 12, 2015 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gas Piston vs Springer
Replies: 21
Views: 1421

Re: Gas Piston vs Springer

Gas pistons do not fatigue, have a smoother shot cycle, and are quieter as a general rule. Funny, I had always heard the same thing... But... But recently, my neighbor brought me over his Gamo "Bone Collector Bull Whisper" gas-piston .177 pellet rifle to try. Maybe it needs to be broken in some mor...
by Tactical Lever
Wed Jun 03, 2015 5:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clips and magazines.
Replies: 24
Views: 740

Re: Clips and magazines.

I don't really care what terms people use, so long as they make sense and I can follow their intended meaning. But the fact remains that 'Words mean things'. A clip is a retention mechanism. A magazine is a storage device. A clip is used to load or charge an internal or a detachable magazine. A car...
by Tactical Lever
Wed Jun 03, 2015 5:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: disaster! a girl, a grizzly and a 30/30
Replies: 67
Views: 4127

Re: disaster! a girl, a grizzly and a 30/30

Now We ALL know that this is impossible with the armor plated critters that now roam North America....... :shock: ........So now PLEASE tell us the REST of the story. 8) 8) 8) . I'm pretty sure some of the "experts" on some of the forums would've turned the gun on themselves, just to avoid ticking ...
by Tactical Lever
Wed Jun 03, 2015 4:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gas Piston vs Springer
Replies: 21
Views: 1421

Re: Gas Piston vs Springer

BlaineG wrote:Air rifles...Pro/Con... Go 8)
Gas pistons do not fatigue, have a smoother shot cycle, and are quieter as a general rule.

For a con, I don't know. Harder to work on if that's your thing. I kind of like precharged pneumatics....