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Old Skeeter Skelton article ........

#1 Post by wm » Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:36 am

You know a guys wisdom is legit when you read his article 40+ years after it was published and you find it just as well informed now as it was then.

http://www.huntertradertrapper.com/what ... r-skelton/

And with that I am off to scout my fall hunting grounds …… with a High Stnadard 22 short and a Rossi 31 loaded with 148 grain HBWC loaded backwards.

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Re: Old Skeeter Skelton article ........

#2 Post by Merle » Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:33 am

wm wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:36 am
You know a guys wisdom is legit when you read his article 40+ years after it was published and you find it just as well informed now as it was then.

http://www.huntertradertrapper.com/what ... r-skelton/

And with that I am off to scout my fall hunting grounds …… with a High Stnadard 22 short and a Rossi 31 loaded with 148 grain HBWC loaded backwards.

Wm
very nice - thanks! :D
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Re: Old Skeeter Skelton article ........

#3 Post by piller » Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:33 pm

Sounds as if you are ready for marauding squirrels and rotten toothed meth heads. I hope you don't have to deal with any humanlike scum.
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Re: Old Skeeter Skelton article ........

#4 Post by AJMD429 » Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:23 pm

I'm betting THIS was a typo....

"My idea of a trail gun is a handgun that, with 50 pounds of ammunition, will make a package small and light enough that you are unaware of its presence until you need it."

I'm betting the original said "rounds".... :D
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Re: Old Skeeter Skelton article ........

#5 Post by 30-30 » Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:49 pm

I bought both of Skeeter's books after his death... they're a good read--I like this article too--thank you for sharing... :)

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Re: Old Skeeter Skelton article ........

#6 Post by Sixgun Sr » Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:10 am

Not much has changed in the world of revolver shooting over the past 100+ years......except there's too much money today and guys think nothing of blasting those fancy jacketed bullets down range. In my time, we would buy one box of jacketed rounds ....IF they were available .......and make it last a year by shooting a few at the end of a session to clean the up leading.

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#7 Post by Old Savage » Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:17 pm

Exactly what I did with the Mod. 24.
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Re: Old Skeeter Skelton article ........

#8 Post by wm » Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:17 pm

piller wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:33 pm
Sounds as if you are ready for marauding squirrels and rotten toothed meth heads. I hope you don't have to deal with any humanlike scum.
Originally the load out was going to be 22 rifle and 22 short pistol but the Rossi 31 is a recent addition to the accumulation and I'm trying to figure out what niche it fills. I don't think it was intended for a diet of +P ammo and so I'm trying to find the combination of standard velocity 38 spl or 38 S&W long equivalent loads to make it a useable self defense option. I took it out with a box of HBWC handloads just to plink with at the old mine property near the hunting land. It did okay. softball sized group at 50 feet.

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P.S. Rossi 31 is one of Rossis more obscure offerings …… 5 shot, 4" barrel, small frame, 38 special. Offered by Interarms, 1960(?) to 1985. This particular example seems to be a late 1960s based on what I know of the previous owner.

Honestly I bought the tools and ammo and got the revolver as a bonus.

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