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by Carlsen Highway
Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday Carlsen Highway.
Replies: 2
Views: 25

Re: Happy Birthday Carlsen Highway.

Why Thank you Gamekeeper. I spent the day at the range, and I am now eating a cake. :D
by Carlsen Highway
Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Peep Sight vs Iron Sight
Replies: 31
Views: 682

Re: Peep Sight vs Iron Sight

I understand how the center-line works to position the bead horizontally, but vertical alignment requires setting with consistency the bead on top of the vee or the bar. This past week I had a chance to shoulder a Ruger bolt gun with express sights, a shallow vee with a white line. It was very easy...
by Carlsen Highway
Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which BLACK POWDER cartridge for deer???
Replies: 15
Views: 424

Re: Which BLACK POWDER cartridge for deer???

I use the .44/40 and black powder on red deer, (which are about caribou or elk sized.)
by Carlsen Highway
Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Peep Sight vs Iron Sight
Replies: 31
Views: 682

Re: Peep Sight vs Iron Sight

... I have found that with correct open sights and understanding how to use them, they will shoot as well as peep sights out to 200 yards. Thanks for the inspiration. I've never cared for the dimming a peep sight creates, but I'm trying a tang sight of late. My glasses are of a strong correction, a...
by Carlsen Highway
Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayers up for America
Replies: 13
Views: 667

Re: Prayers up for America

The North Koreans cant even make a toaster work, they couldn't make a bomb that could hit anything 2000 miles away. There is literally nothing to worry about in America. Or Guam. (But if you are South Korean, then you should worry a great deal. I would have a bomb shelter if I lived in Seoul.)
by Carlsen Highway
Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Peep Sight vs Iron Sight
Replies: 31
Views: 682

Re: Peep Sight vs Iron Sight

I am going to buck the trend.... I have used both open sights and apertures sights extensively for target shooting and for hunting deer, and after using both I have come to prefer open sights over peep sight for hunting. I have Williams and Lyman peeps sights and have taken them off my rifles. I do ...
by Carlsen Highway
Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: From John Corpus, Photobucket CEO
Replies: 33
Views: 1730

Re: From John Corpus, Photobucket CEO

Huh. Oh well. I will not click on their ads after all! Let them report me to the authorities. I will look forward to that discussion with the International Internet Police.
Suppose the internet will just go back to message boards from 1998 with no photographs. Not the end of the world.
by Carlsen Highway
Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: From John Corpus, Photobucket CEO
Replies: 33
Views: 1730

Re: From John Corpus, Photobucket CEO

Theres nothing like betraying peoples trust for destroying a business. I bet that CEO has a hard time getting a job digging a garden after this. Here's an example of a nice picture I took, that is hosted on Imgur: (If Imgur has ads - I havnt noticed - but if they do, every now and then I will click ...
by Carlsen Highway
Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More on 44-40 exploring reloading
Replies: 24
Views: 1271

Re: More on 44-40 exploring reloading

Nath, I didn't think of that! I will see how much of a lube star I have next time I shoot, try and take a picture of it if I can get it to shine in the light. I do not have hard fouling building at the muzzle, I know what that is like. I have looked at the crown, just to see if there is anything obv...
by Carlsen Highway
Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1873 uberti .357 rifle
Replies: 5
Views: 370

Re: 1873 uberti .357 rifle

I cant really picture that problem - do you mean full cock, or do you when the lever is fully extended, action open?
by Carlsen Highway
Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester .44-40 in the Bush
Replies: 15
Views: 668

Re: Winchester .44-40 in the Bush

Actually there were no sandflies there this trip, too cold probably, although there is usually some around even in Winter. I am one of the fortunate individuals that are not affected by the bite, and only notice them if they are particularly bad. I have a friend who reacts to them badly and gets all...
by Carlsen Highway
Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New 1885 .30-40 Photos
Replies: 26
Views: 1202

Re: New 1885 .30-40 Photos

Great! I have been reading Townsend Whelen lately and an 1885 in .30/40 Krag was plainly his favourite rifle before 1920. He references it constantly and took it hunting all round the world.
by Carlsen Highway
Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More on 44-40 exploring reloading
Replies: 24
Views: 1271

Re: More on 44-40 exploring reloading

I do have a bullet with a large lube groove. I tried another bullet design, which was the 429098 bullet with the two smaller lube grooves, and got the same results, but I only shot one group.... I have been resisting experimenting with a grease cookie because it seemed out of place for a .44-40, and...
by Carlsen Highway
Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More on 44-40 exploring reloading
Replies: 24
Views: 1271

Re: More on 44-40 exploring reloading

Nath, I have thought of adding more oil to my lube too, I was thinking canola oil. Also, I have read some 19th century stuff where they recommended 2F as being more accurate for the .44 - which is what John Kort uses also, and Winchester used themselves in their factory ammo...I am feeling a bit sil...
by Carlsen Highway
Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester .44-40 in the Bush
Replies: 15
Views: 668

Winchester .44-40 in the Bush

I have spent the last week over the other side of a lake in New Zealand's Fiordland. It's a short boat ride to get there. This area is rugged, cold and very wet at this time of year, it is New Zealand's winter. The deer here are red deer, and also some wild pigs. I didn't see any pigs, just old sign...
by Carlsen Highway
Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alaska Winchester 70 in 375 H&H Mag
Replies: 5
Views: 327

Re: Alaska Winchester 70 in 375 H&H Mag

Are you sure thats the serial number?
by Carlsen Highway
Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: show me your gun porn!
Replies: 24
Views: 1189

Re: show me your gun porn!

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by Carlsen Highway
Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: is Rossi still shipping leverguns?
Replies: 18
Views: 1263

Re: is Rossi still shipping leverguns?

Sadly no one is as affordable for a decent 1892 as Rossi... This is my .44/40 carbine. She has been hunting for rabbits to wild pigs to elk, been backpacking over mountains, and canoed rivers and lakes, I have drowned her, dropped her down bluffs, used her as a walking stick, a depth finder in swamp...
by Carlsen Highway
Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94...
Replies: 15
Views: 938

Re: Winchester 94...

I can tell a pre'64 and a post 64 rifle blindfolded. I would kill to to have my 1952 carbine back again, if it wasn't family.
by Carlsen Highway
Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94...
Replies: 15
Views: 938

Re: Winchester 94...

I dont like the chromed receivers from the late 60's or so, that just flake off, but the '70's receivers that they put a iron plating over and then blued do not bother me. , It just means you cant reblue a worn reciever...but I like a .30-30 that looks like its done something in its time.... Yeah, e...
by Carlsen Highway
Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: is Rossi still shipping leverguns?
Replies: 18
Views: 1263

Re: is Rossi still shipping leverguns?

I am available to export them to America at a moments notice. For a nominal fee :mrgreen:
by Carlsen Highway
Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lee Speed
Replies: 16
Views: 724

Re: Lee Speed

On the early ones the barrel was often 25 inches, and 26 inches was not uncommon. If you rifle has an excellent bore as you say, then you have a real prize
by Carlsen Highway
Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lee Speed
Replies: 16
Views: 724

Re: Lee Speed

Very nice, I had one the same, engraving etc, but with a ten shot mag, the fancy tang safety, and highly figured walnut. Who was the retailer on your one? If there anything on the dust cover? They were all made by BSA, but many people sold them on, illustrious names like Westley Richards, Holland an...
by Carlsen Highway
Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: From John Corpus, Photobucket CEO
Replies: 33
Views: 1730

Re: From John Corpus, Photobucket CEO

The irony of this man's statement, is that I only went to using an ad blocker on his site - because I was being so overwhelmed with ads that his service wasn't functioning . Their revenue gathering wrecked the site not people using ad blockers. I think you can label all of this as the result of corp...
by Carlsen Highway
Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94...
Replies: 15
Views: 938

Re: Winchester 94...

You guys are lucky, I have never seen one in .32 over here. As to pre and post 64, I have had both, and frankly there is not so much difference between them that the pre64's are worth as much of a premium as many people seem to want. My favourite Winchester 94's are the 1970's ones - it seems to be ...
by Carlsen Highway
Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: is Rossi still shipping leverguns?
Replies: 18
Views: 1263

Re: is Rossi still shipping leverguns?

It might be an American thing. They are readily available here...
by Carlsen Highway
Sun Jul 09, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Black Powder Compressing
Replies: 6
Views: 387

Black Powder Compressing

I have been told in the past that you can compress black powder in a .44-40 case using the case expander die, which is necessary when loading cartridges with soft lead bullets. I believed that I understood this, but continued on with doing my own cobbled together way - which was to use unsized brass...
by Carlsen Highway
Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buffalo Bore 30-30 190 grain
Replies: 23
Views: 1230

Re: Buffalo Bore 30-30 190 grain

I was offered once the most beat up rusted old cut-down Lee Enfield .303 (Still worked but the bore was a sewer pipe) It had been used over the years for killing over a hundred whales. Beached ones, with an FMJ to the head. He said they all died straight off. I am not sure what this proves, except t...
by Carlsen Highway
Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PhotoBucket - coming to YOU next....!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 538

Re: PhotoBucket - coming to YOU next....!!!

Imgur. All it has to do is work. I have already forgotten Photothingy.
by Carlsen Highway
Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What did a Winchester 94 cost in 1952 ?
Replies: 18
Views: 633

Re: What did a Winchester 94 cost in 1952 ?

I remember trying to work this out - WDM Bell the famous elephant hunter wrote that on a particular day he had done well with shooting pachyderms, and that later the ivory from that single day had been auctined and sold for 869 pounds sterling. This was in about 1908. I wondered what that was actual...
by Carlsen Highway
Fri Jun 30, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Turn for a Photobucket Story
Replies: 28
Views: 892

Re: My Turn for a Photobucket Story

I would not be surprised if this was the death throes of Photobucket and they are about to go under, this will be a last ditch bit of desperate revenue gathering. Anyway, who cares.
by Carlsen Highway
Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another Range day with the 73 .44-40
Replies: 10
Views: 562

Re: Another Range day with the 73 .44-40

Jim, if I could get one in .38/40 I would get another one in that calibre too...I was just reading the other night how the .38/40 had a better reputation for accuracy than the .44-40 (Feild and Stream article from 1920)
by Carlsen Highway
Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another Range day with the 73 .44-40
Replies: 10
Views: 562

Re: Another Range day with the 73 .44-40

I am back today with some more pure BP loads and Accurate molds 210B bullet...


...I didnt mention the yachting because it didn't seem polite!
by Carlsen Highway
Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Turn for a Photobucket Story
Replies: 28
Views: 892

Re: My Turn for a Photobucket Story

Just last night I got tired to frustration of the exceedingly slow service on photobucket (for years now) and decided to dump them. I have gone with Imgur, and they are so much faster and easier to use its absurd. This very morning I got an email from photobucket saying the same thing as Griff above...
by Carlsen Highway
Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another Range day with the 73 .44-40
Replies: 10
Views: 562

Another Range day with the 73 .44-40

Did some more shooting and testing some more black powder loads in my .44, this time with Schuetzen powder. Best group was 2.5 inches with 40 grains and a 210 grain bullet - will have to investigate this one and reshoot it some more...then I decided at the end, to shoot a group with my ''good'' load...
by Carlsen Highway
Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone here from central Iowa?
Replies: 6
Views: 421

Re: Anyone here from central Iowa?

No, not me.
by Carlsen Highway
Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feat of feats
Replies: 6
Views: 489

Re: Feat of feats

Was that the war between the Napoleon French and the English?
by Carlsen Highway
Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feat of feats
Replies: 6
Views: 489

Re: Feat of feats

Were you ever? At war with Canada I mean.
by Carlsen Highway
Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More on 44-40 exploring reloading
Replies: 24
Views: 1271

Re: More on 44-40 exploring reloading

Howdy. I'm still hanging in there, thankfully, no doubt to the many who have been praying for me. Wow, you certainly have been doing a lot of testing! Hmmmm,. If the humidity is low....say less than 30%, that could be the reason of the less accuracy of the straight b.p. load. Another reason might b...
by Carlsen Highway
Sat Jun 17, 2017 2:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: U.S. Navy Collision... How does THAT happen???
Replies: 39
Views: 1769

Re: U.S. Navy Collision... How does THAT happen???

After 20 years in the shipping business, I can tell you that crew on container ships do not, ever, set the auto-pilot, and then go to bed. Jobs are highly sought after, competitive, there is a lot of seatime and study in a navigation officers position, and they can be fired for anything at all. (Apa...
by Carlsen Highway
Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More on 44-40 exploring reloading
Replies: 24
Views: 1271

Re: More on 44-40 exploring reloading

Here is a question, a riddle if you will :

If the rifle will shoot a duplex load of 6 grains of H4227 under 32 grains of BP, and a 217 grain bullet very well, then what variables would cause a decrease in accuracy when shooting the same bullet with a full black powder load of 36 - 40 grains?
by Carlsen Highway
Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More on 44-40 exploring reloading
Replies: 24
Views: 1271

Re: More on 44-40 exploring reloading

Joe, I may not have made it clear in my posts that I have a .430 bore and I am casting and shooting .431 (depending on the alloy up to .433) bullets. I started with a mold based on the original .44-40 bullet design, using pure lead bullets, and moved to other tin/lead alloys from there, when I saw t...
by Carlsen Highway
Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: U.S. Navy Collision... How does THAT happen???
Replies: 39
Views: 1769

Re: U.S. Navy Collision... How does THAT happen???

Probably nothing to do with radar or physics, There should have been a watch on the bridge of both vessels, watching for exactly this thing, both will have more than enough radar for detecting each other and avoiding any sort of collision. There may be more to the story, if the Navy ship was doing s...
by Carlsen Highway
Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More on 44-40 exploring reloading
Replies: 24
Views: 1271

Re: More on 44-40 exploring reloading

The bore slugs .430 of an inch which married with Uberti's published literature. The bullets drop from the mold at .431 when made of pure lead, and .433 when at 1:16 tin alloy, and I shoot them as they are. (The .433's chamber with slight resistance)I have not sized any of the bullets so far. I have...
by Carlsen Highway
Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More on 44-40 exploring reloading
Replies: 24
Views: 1271

More on 44-40 exploring reloading

I came back from hunting back in April quite happy with my Winchester 73 short rifle. I had shot two deer with it on its first trip. I had done it with black powder loads of my own with bullets I had cast myself. http://i.imgur.com/5kND6y8.jpg Everything was fine except I knew the rifle was shooting...
by Carlsen Highway
Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New 44/40 bullet mould, good old load
Replies: 11
Views: 554

Re: New 44/40 bullet mould, good old load

Good shooting. Thats a heavy duty looking .44 WCF bullet...
by Carlsen Highway
Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Real "Capt Woodrow Call"
Replies: 21
Views: 1260

Re: The Real "Capt Woodrow Call"

Of course from the Comanche point of view, its totally different. Goodnight, the Texas Rangers, the cattlemen, buffalo runners and the like are their version of the Nazis. To whoever is left anyway. Without the momentously pompous and dated quasi educational filler about whales, Moby Dick is a good ...
by Carlsen Highway
Sat Jun 03, 2017 2:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayer Request Lung cancer
Replies: 69
Views: 2626

Re: Prayer Request Lung cancer

Strength brother. My thoughts have been with you since I heard.
by Carlsen Highway
Wed May 31, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Range Report-104 year old Winchester 44-40
Replies: 31
Views: 1502

Re: Range Report-104 year old Winchester 44-40

That is a beautiful rifle. I would like to see more photos of it. I sorely wish I could find something like it, and then wish I could somehow afford it. Your loads and your shooting are admireable. (Your post hits me where it hurts because I have spent the last three weeks trying to get a brand new ...
by Carlsen Highway
Fri May 26, 2017 5:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1892 clones: Carbine vs. sporting rifle
Replies: 15
Views: 896

Re: 1892 clones: Carbine vs. sporting rifle

I used to be in the middle, I used to have Rossi carbine in .44-40, and also a Rossi Octagonal barrelled rifle in .44-40 too, with a tang sight. The rifle shot very well indeed, not just because of the tang sight either. I found the carbine more difficult to shoot well off the bench than the rifle, ...