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by CBinNH
Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Cats in house
Replies: 39
Views: 2016

Re: OT: Cats in house

"Dogs have masters, cats have servants." Here is my boss.
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by CBinNH
Mon Jan 19, 2009 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT Another Look What Walked Into My Pic
Replies: 2
Views: 480

OT Another Look What Walked Into My Pic

Johnny Wacko had a deer pic by this title the other day. I guess this is really a look what wandered under the bird feeder. Shot this pic from my sunroom.
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Looked to all be Toms. Or bearded ladies (hens).
by CBinNH
Sat Jan 17, 2009 4:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning 53 or browning 65
Replies: 9
Views: 855

Re: Browning 53 or browning 65

Unless you are a reloader, the factory Bee ammo will give your wallet a serious sting. There are more factory loads available for the 32/20 at probably half the cost.
by CBinNH
Sun Jan 11, 2009 11:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Anyone Going To The NH Gunshow Jan 10 ?
Replies: 10
Views: 563

Re: OT: Anyone Going To The NH Gunshow Jan 10 ?

It's a 30-30 LTS, one of under 3000 made in the late 80's. Maybe I'll see you at Concord in the spring.
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by CBinNH
Sun Jan 11, 2009 8:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Anyone Going To The NH Gunshow Jan 10 ?
Replies: 10
Views: 563

Re: OT: Anyone Going To The NH Gunshow Jan 10 ?

Darn Pete, I got there with my wife around 10:30. Waited in the long line. As I commented to my wife about never seeing the line this long at other shows, a gent ahead of us said I must not have been to any gunshows since the election. As we got within 100' of the entrance, I saw a FOG (Fabulously O...
by CBinNH
Wed Jan 07, 2009 6:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Anyone Going To The NH Gunshow Jan 10 ?
Replies: 10
Views: 563

Re: OT: Anyone Going To The NH Gunshow Jan 10 ?

I just may bring my banished to the back of the safe Marlin LTS to see if someone wants to make an offer I can't refuse or as trading stock if something tickles my fancy.
by CBinNH
Tue Jan 06, 2009 7:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 444 LE Stress Test PIC Heavy
Replies: 8
Views: 737

Re: 444 LE Stress Test PIC Heavy

Thanks for the replies gents. Modoc, I have only tried this ammo at 100 yards once. I thought the target was showing slightly oblong holes. It was also not tacked down solidly against the backboard. Next range time I'll have to trudge through the snow a bit further for a distance stability test. (An...
by CBinNH
Tue Jan 06, 2009 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Anyone Going To The NH Gunshow Jan 10 ?
Replies: 10
Views: 563

Re: OT: Anyone Going To The NH Gunshow Jan 10 ?

I'll look for you Pete if I'm able to go. Good luck selling. I've sold a few using your method.
by CBinNH
Tue Jan 06, 2009 3:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Anyone Going To The NH Gunshow Jan 10 ?
Replies: 10
Views: 563

Re: OT: Anyone Going To The NH Gunshow Jan 10 ?

I hope to make it there. My employer may have other plans for me though. May depend on how much snow we get then too. Yesterday local weather station called for a little tomorrow, now saying 5 to 10". More for Saturday. I like the Manchester show a little more than the Concord one. A bit roomier & c...
by CBinNH
Tue Jan 06, 2009 2:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 444 LE Stress Test PIC Heavy
Replies: 8
Views: 737

444 LE Stress Test PIC Heavy

I posted this over at Marlinowners. Thought I'd drop it here too if anyone was interested. Bowtieshooter's wet Walnut test inspired me to try one of my own today. I used a chunk of dry White Ash from my cordwood pile. First, the launchpad, a early 70's 444S. All shots from 50 yards. Note the high te...
by CBinNH
Mon Dec 15, 2008 9:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT - Help me choose my EBP
Replies: 68
Views: 3107

Re: OT - Help me choose my EBP

Not on your possibles list, but I have become fond of my FN Fiveseven OI mentioned. Not a small gun but very light. Loaded with 20 rounds it weighs less than an empty Glock 17. Modest recoil. FN loads do 1700 & 2000 fps. Elite Ammunition has a couple different loads that exceed the FN stuff. Their S...
by CBinNH
Wed Dec 10, 2008 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: my new used gun that I need loads for
Replies: 7
Views: 507

Re: my new used gun that I need loads for

Here is a starting place Robert:
http://www.sav10ml.com/pages/main.htm
by CBinNH
Tue Dec 09, 2008 5:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I got a Russian in Fairlee Vt.
Replies: 19
Views: 935

Re: I got a Russian in Fairlee Vt.

Did they look down on you for using a levergun?
by CBinNH
Sun Nov 23, 2008 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: THis will irritate everyone here..
Replies: 21
Views: 1635

Re: THis will irritate everyone here..

Here it is. I have a couple of brother in laws that have boar "hunted" there. They put you in a spot & chase the critters to you.
http://huntwildhill.com/wild%20hill_069.html
by CBinNH
Sat Nov 08, 2008 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LEVEREVOLUTION BULLETS ARE HERE!
Replies: 15
Views: 1054

Re: LEVEREVOLUTION BULLETS ARE HERE!

I'll have to try rolling some of my own in 444 persuasion. I see they have a "gilding metal" bullet now too.
http://www.hornady.com/story.php?s=792
I take it this means lead free? Cali legal? They don't say either.
by CBinNH
Tue Nov 04, 2008 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT - why no MAS 49-56
Replies: 19
Views: 1101

Re: why

Maybe if it isn't a 308 convert, locating the ammo?
by CBinNH
Sun Nov 02, 2008 6:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 375 Winchester Brass
Replies: 9
Views: 945

Re: 375 Winchester Brass

Greetings Jaeg, My experience was that the shorter 2.075 38-55 brass worked. The original 2.12 stuff was a bit too long for my Win Big Bore. Left was fired in Big Bore, right in 1894 38-55. These are long brass cases untrimmed. The Big Bore fired case must have entered the throat to taper the way it...
by CBinNH
Sat Oct 25, 2008 1:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MOVIES - Gran Torino. New Clint Eastwood Movie
Replies: 36
Views: 2397

Re: MOVIES - Gran Torino. New Clint Eastwood Movie

My 73 Gran Torino had a 351 Windsor. Lots of pollution control tin cans under the hood. Slow, unreliable. My 71 Torino GT500 had a 351 Cleveland & 4 barrel carb. Stock it had 300 horse power. Fast & fun & durable.
by CBinNH
Sat Oct 25, 2008 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MOVIES - Gran Torino. New Clint Eastwood Movie
Replies: 36
Views: 2397

Re: MOVIES - Gran Torino. New Clint Eastwood Movie

I had a Ford Gran Torino back in t he 70's. What a steaming pile of excrement it was. The Torino GT500 I had before it was a lot better machine.
by CBinNH
Wed Oct 22, 2008 7:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .444 Marlin at the Range Today
Replies: 12
Views: 1026

Re: OT: .444 Marlin at the Range Today

Man, a 140gr .444 must be pushing 32/3400fps! Just razzing you bud. I'll have to pick up some of those Light Mags. The Lever Everlutions shoot pretty good at 50 yards for me, but show some yaw at greater distances. I have a mid-70's microgroove model. Thanks for the range report. Chris
by CBinNH
Mon Oct 13, 2008 4:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hunting Prolly Curtailed This Year
Replies: 24
Views: 1432

Re: Hunting Prolly Curtailed This Year

When I was in my late 30's, I woke up in the middle of the night with some serious pain. Realized it was not in the heart area, but still hurt a bunch. Was tender for a day or two. So, I carried on like nothing happened. A few weeks later I had a sharp pain while driving. Really uncomfortable. Barel...
by CBinNH
Mon Oct 13, 2008 4:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Opinions on Ruger's 96/22M
Replies: 9
Views: 1570

Re: Opinions on Ruger's 96/22M

I bought an early one when they first came out for plinking & as a starter rifle for my son. It had a very hard trigger pull. Accuracy was mediocre with all but Winchester Supreme (most expensive) ammo. It didn't take long to trade it in. If you can, dry fire before you buy. Mine may have been one o...
by CBinNH
Sun Oct 05, 2008 6:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Classified section on this forum
Replies: 3
Views: 370

Re: Classified section on this forum

Possibly because listings only last for ten days unless replied to or bumped up?
by CBinNH
Wed Sep 17, 2008 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Mouse Guns, the Taurus PT-22
Replies: 34
Views: 2337

Re: OT: Mouse Guns, the Taurus PT-22

Alright, I confess, I like mouseguns. Here is my current favorite. FN USG 5.7X28. Lots of fun. I may even embarrass myself with it this Sunday at my clubs pistol shoot. Fully loaded with 20 rounds, it weighs less than a Glock 17 empty.
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by CBinNH
Mon Sep 15, 2008 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sling for Win 1895
Replies: 11
Views: 1071

Re: Sling for Win 1895

There is always this type if you don't want any holes in your stocks or extra attachments on your barrel. http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.e ... mid=393383
They work well enough for me as strictly a carry method, not a steady sighting aid.
by CBinNH
Mon Sep 08, 2008 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: A plug for the old-fashioned consignment sale.
Replies: 9
Views: 588

Re: OT: A plug for the old-fashioned consignment sale.

I'm glad the sale worked for you. The last consignment I tried was about 12 years ago. I took an 870 SP to a dealer about 40 miles from my place. One of the bigger dealers in my area. It didn't sell after a few months so I went to take it back. By law, the dealer had to do the instant background che...
by CBinNH
Sun Aug 17, 2008 5:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Virus Alert
Replies: 48
Views: 4345

Re: Virus Alert

Same thing happened to me. I had my hard drive reformatted. (thank goodness for computer weenie nephews) It seems OK now but I lost some documents/files & am still reloading several years worth of free software as I find need. Some people really need to find constructive things to do with their skil...
by CBinNH
Sun Aug 03, 2008 5:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 1894-New Skinner Sight(Ladder)
Replies: 7
Views: 1674

Re: Marlin 1894-New Skinner Sight(Ladder)

Here is a link showing the sight. Scroll down a couple posts.
http://www.marlinowners.com/forums/inde ... 486.0.html
by CBinNH
Wed Jul 30, 2008 4:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WARNING ABOUT BLUE DOT POWDER AND 357 AND 41 MAG
Replies: 29
Views: 2697

Re: WARNING ABOUT BLUE DOT POWDER AND 357 AND 41 MAG

This was posted on the Rugerforum: The following is the reply one of the fellows on the S&W Forum posted that he received from Alliant: "Well, the main Alliant customer service guy is at Camp Perry shooting, but this morning I got a hold of a gentleman at Alliant who very graciously spent some time ...
by CBinNH
Sun Jul 27, 2008 5:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WARNING ABOUT BLUE DOT POWDER AND 357 AND 41 MAG
Replies: 29
Views: 2697

Re: WARNING ABOUT BLUE DOT POWDER AND 357 AND 41 MAG

Sobenk,
My Alliant Reloaders Guide from 1996 lists these loads for the 41 Magnum using Rem 2.5 primer from a 5.8 barrel:
200 HP - 14 gr Blue Dot - 1470 fps - 36,000 psi
210 JSP - 13.5 gr Blue Dot - 1425 fps - 33,800 psi
220JHP - 12.5 gr Blue Dot - 1365 fps - 35,800 psi
by CBinNH
Mon Jul 21, 2008 3:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HUMOR - Another Blonde Joke....
Replies: 3
Views: 535

HUMOR - Another Blonde Joke....

Football FINALLY makes sense.......... A guy took his blonde girlfriend to her first football game. They had great seats right behind their team's bench. After the game, he asked her how she liked the experience. 'Oh, I really liked it,' she replied, 'especially the tight pants and all the big muscl...
by CBinNH
Sat Jul 12, 2008 12:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: what's Marlin done with the 1894 in .41 Mag?
Replies: 4
Views: 796

Re: what's Marlin done with the 1894 in .41 Mag?

Hi Bruce, My FG has become a favorite range companion. It did have some issues when I first got it: http://www.levergunscommunity.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=6663 Marlin made good on it. http://www.levergunscommunity.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=7044&p=88314&sid=e509fb05d969efe9b6b4adc3f073d82b#p88314 It doe...
by CBinNH
Thu Jul 10, 2008 6:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About the Fading 41 Magnum...My Combo
Replies: 10
Views: 1212

About the Fading 41 Magnum...My Combo

Since the subject was brought up, I thought I'd present my combo. Both recent pick-ups. The Marlin is showing some promise with IMR 4227 & Remington 200 JHP's. The Skinner sights helped tighten the groups. The Blackhawk is playing hard to get still with any of my reloads. It shoots factory jacketed ...
by CBinNH
Tue Jul 08, 2008 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HUMOR - "When I Say I'm Broke"
Replies: 4
Views: 548

HUMOR - "When I Say I'm Broke"

A little old lady answered a knock on the door one day, only to be confronted by a well-dressed young man carrying a vacuum "Good morning," said the young man.. "If I could take a couple of minutes of your time, I would like to demonstrate the very latest in high-powered vacuum cleaners." "Go away!"...
by CBinNH
Sun Jun 15, 2008 5:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 32-40 bullet ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1189

Re: 32-40 bullet ?

I tried these in a old Win 32-40 I had. Bottom right. http://www.laser-cast.com/32Cal.html The cannelure is in the right place. Accuracy was only so-so. Maybe I didn' push them hard enough. They are a hard bullet. I ended up using Hawk soft copper jacketed & putting a cannelure on them. They were ac...
by CBinNH
Tue Jun 03, 2008 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 405 Winchester reloading
Replies: 14
Views: 2967

This is a bit of an info overload, but I emailed Accurate/Ramshot Powder a while back & here is their response. At the beginning of the high velocity loads there is a load with a 210 & another with a 260 gr bullet & 5744 powder. I havn't tried them yet. Chris, We suggest the following. Caliber: .405...
by CBinNH
Thu May 29, 2008 7:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Surprise in My 307 Ammo Box
Replies: 12
Views: 1484

2ndovc, is the base of your bullet jacketed too?
Basswrangler, I think the bullet is seated backwards/upside down. I may pull it, check out the powder type & charge weight, then seat it sunny side up.
by CBinNH
Thu May 29, 2008 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Surprise in My 307 Ammo Box
Replies: 12
Views: 1484

A Surprise in My 307 Ammo Box

I picked up a bunch of 307 ammo on Gunbroker recently. Received it today & I noticed one round sat lower in the box than the others. Look what I found! I have heard of such occurances, but it's a first for me. Chris http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c13/CBNH/1894FG0001_2.jpg http://i24.photobucket.c...
by CBinNH
Tue May 20, 2008 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Off To The Range With My Returned Marlin
Replies: 11
Views: 925

No sore shoulder, I sat on a cut off chunk of phone pole & had my elbows on my knees. Fired the 20 total rounds in about 5 minutes. Barrel was getting toasty. I was mainly checking action function.
by CBinNH
Tue May 20, 2008 5:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Off To The Range With My Returned Marlin
Replies: 11
Views: 925

Off To The Range With My Returned Marlin

I posted yesterday about my Marlin 1894 that came back from Marlin. One week turnaround. The carrier was letting a second round in. I did some quick close plinking to check for function. All is well. Here is a pic of my problem child. http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c13/CBNH/1894FG0001_1.jpg I tri...
by CBinNH
Mon May 19, 2008 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Rifle Is Back From Marlin
Replies: 5
Views: 885

My Rifle Is Back From Marlin

I posted 2 weeks back about my new Marlin 1894 FG 41 mag jamming open. http://www.levergunscommunity.com/viewtopic.php?t=6663&highlight=&sid=987255ce633d5faf178c35225bfb87d5 I shipped it to Marlin last Monday & got it back today. I wrote a letter about the issues I was having. It came back with an i...
by CBinNH
Wed May 07, 2008 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New 1894 Marlin Lever Sticks Open
Replies: 8
Views: 3741

Thanks Lefty, I didn't know all that. I just looked in my owner's manual. It says ship insured pre-paid. I'll try to get out of work early enough to call their customer service center. Chris
by CBinNH
Wed May 07, 2008 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New 1894 Marlin Lever Sticks Open
Replies: 8
Views: 3741

The gun is new. I guess I should send it to Marlin. I just was hoping to avoid shipping on my end & a transfer fee upon it's return. Chris
by CBinNH
Wed May 07, 2008 4:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New 1894 Marlin Lever Sticks Open
Replies: 8
Views: 3741

The screws are all tight Hobie. I checked them all when I first got it. Lefty, I hope mine won't turn out to be a mechanical turd like your brothers. Chris
by CBinNH
Tue May 06, 2008 5:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New 1894 Marlin Lever Sticks Open
Replies: 8
Views: 3741

New 1894 Marlin Lever Sticks Open

I picked up a Marlin 1894 FG 41 mag recently. If I load more than 2 rounds in the magazine, it will lock open. The round on the carrier is free/ loose. It seems like the next round in the mag is just starting to come out of the mag tube & stopping the carrier from lifting. I can get it to function b...
by CBinNH
Sun Apr 13, 2008 7:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 1894CB 32 H&R mag.??
Replies: 6
Views: 1448

I guess they have if you don't look around much. I just looked at East Hartford, CT Cabela's gun library on line & they have 6 in stock at $529 apiece. I emailed to see if they will ship to a local dealer for me. Hope to hear back tomorrow. Chris
by CBinNH
Sun Apr 06, 2008 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 375 Win Primers Backing Out (with pic)
Replies: 22
Views: 2036

RL-7 & H4895 loads are both 36 gr. Neither max by my load manuals, but within 2 gr of being so. It is about as much as I care to compress the powder in trimmed cases. The RL-7 is the best so far. Chris