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by Merle
Wed May 24, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Elk with 45 Colt rifle?
Replies: 15
Views: 530

Re: Elk with 45 Colt rifle?

Here's what Paco had to say about .45 Colt in lever guns, and with his top-end loads (i.e. 340-grain cast at 1800), I think an elk within 100-125 yards would be in very, very serious trouble. http://www.leverguns.com/articles/paco/45coltlevergun.htm HMMM, food for thought! Thanks for posting. 8)
by Merle
Tue May 23, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 375 Payne Express in Browning 71.
Replies: 11
Views: 368

Re: 375 Payne Express in Browning 71.

Welcome to the forum. Using Google, I did not find ballistic information on the .375 Payne Express. So, no answers, but a question. .375 minus .348 = .027 inch (27 thousandths inch); what great advantage over the current chambering does this provide? Just asking. :?: Much more common bore size & bu...
by Merle
Tue May 23, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old guys computer probs.
Replies: 15
Views: 345

Re: Old guys computer probs.

. The files should be in the "recycle bin", located on your laptop's "desktop" - the icon usually looks like a small trash basket. If you "left click" on the icon, all the files you deleted should appear in a new window - then 75 times, one-by-one, "right click" on each file, then choose "restore"....
by Merle
Tue May 23, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old guys computer probs.
Replies: 15
Views: 345

Re: Old guys computer probs.

You have to expand your selections until you see one called "trash", so they are not totally gone.
Select the ones you want, then move them back to the folder you chose.
by Merle
Mon May 22, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting WWII Photo
Replies: 11
Views: 401

Re: Interesting WWII Photo

Now that had to be an exciting moment!!! :shock:
by Merle
Thu May 18, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The newest gunners!!
Replies: 15
Views: 355

Re: The newest gunners!!

wvfarrier wrote:
Thu May 18, 2017 6:57 am
Isabelle lynn and gabrielle lee
5#9 oz and 5#4 oz

Both healthy abd amazing!!!

Image
I trust their mother is doing well too?
by Merle
Thu May 18, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BC/ AD to BCE when did that happen?
Replies: 17
Views: 550

Re: BC/ AD to BCE when did that happen?

Other than scientific usage, I can't remember the last time I have heard BC/AD used. But since I'm a RIGHT WING GUN TOTING GOD FEARING MAN I'll continue to use BC/AD. THE LEFT CAN GO POUND SALT! That's a waste of good salt - they should use sand!!! :twisted: That's a waste of good sand! They should...
by Merle
Wed May 17, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BC/ AD to BCE when did that happen?
Replies: 17
Views: 550

Re: BC/ AD to BCE when did that happen?

GunnyMack wrote:
Wed May 17, 2017 11:13 am
Other than scientific usage, I can't remember the last time I have heard BC/AD used. But since I'm a RIGHT WING GUN TOTING GOD FEARING MAN I'll continue to use BC/AD.
THE LEFT CAN GO POUND SALT!
That's a waste of good salt - they should use sand!!! :twisted:
by Merle
Thu May 04, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1885 Winchester...RF to CF...DONE!
Replies: 12
Views: 448

Re: 1885 Winchester...RF to CF...DONE!

Old No7 wrote:
Thu May 04, 2017 8:10 am
Wow, nicely done!!!

But after seeing that pile of chips... You have me rethinking my plans to drill out that old 22 roller of mine using a handheld drill... :shock:

Old No7
I don't think my hand is steady enough for that job! :o
by Merle
Wed May 03, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1885 Winchester...RF to CF...DONE!
Replies: 12
Views: 448

Re: 1885 Winchester...RF to CF...DONE!

Drilling the barrel at 1/8" at a time takes a few hours......I do not have a pressure oil feed on the lathe so..Cut..Clean..Lube...Cut..repeat...176 times! Other than that making the new link took about an hour Chambering...30 minutes Setting the barrel...15 minutes cutting the extractor slot....30...
by Merle
Wed May 03, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1885 Winchester...RF to CF...DONE!
Replies: 12
Views: 448

Re: 1885 Winchester...RF to CF...DONE!

NICE !!! :D How many hours do you think it took?
by Merle
Mon May 01, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: B17 Bombers, Battle Damage
Replies: 18
Views: 791

Re: B17 Bombers, Battle Damage

Absolutely amazing how much damage they could take. One gentleman in my small town told me several astounding stories about battle damage and making it back "on a wing and a prayer" :shock:
by Merle
Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unanswerable question on black powder
Replies: 23
Views: 745

Re: Unanswerable question on black powder

"Because' "Because why?" "Just because" Hey, it worked when we were little kids! Only thing I can think of is wondering how the BP, being an explosive, would react to the confining effect of the bottleneck. I know, 38-40 and 44-40 and maybe others are bottlenecks, but not to the degree of a .223......
by Merle
Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Competition Shoot
Replies: 71
Views: 3359

Re: Competition Shoot

I no longer have a car, so it becomes difficult to get anywhere - let alone the range. :cry:
by Merle
Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why these .30-30 case neck splits?
Replies: 16
Views: 659

Re: Why these .30-30 case neck splits?

Before doing anything the first thing I'd do is a chamber cast. But I do a chamber cast on every gun I buy before I start loading for it, just so I can see all the details of the gun's chamber and get my brass and specs correct for the gun. A chamber cast might tell you things you can't see any oth...
by Merle
Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 380 Self Defense loads
Replies: 17
Views: 580

Re: 380 Self Defense loads

BlaineG wrote:
Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:57 pm
I plink with FMJ, and carry JHPs.....I can vouch that the FMJs penetrate a bit better, but the JHPs mushroom mo betta....Heck, I don't know...I've shot both into 2" thick boards and they both make a big hole exiting the back....
Boards are not a good expansion test media.
by Merle
Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: model 14
Replies: 12
Views: 457

Re: model 14

http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd445/olskool1/IMG_3240.jpg anyone like the model 14s ? I found this one in a pawn shop a few years ago. the grain was covered by decades of crude but I knew it would be nice when I got through with it.it is in 30 rem. and shoots excellent. it was made 1912 I hav...
by Merle
Thu Apr 06, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: poor wolf on the road this am
Replies: 13
Views: 778

Re: poor wolf on the road this am

Was the car that was stopped the car that hit the wolf? It's a shame the wolf had to die, but I wonder if the driver learned anything... My bet was they were going too fast to have slowed or stopped in time. I tell people to slow down on my road all the time because of the high deer population. One...
by Merle
Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need new holsters or larger pockets
Replies: 8
Views: 416

Re: Need new holsters or larger pockets

Package arrived from Andy Horvath this morning. http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv341/tlwalker53/old%20colts/imagejpeg_0.jpg http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv341/tlwalker53/old%20colts/20170314_104216.jpg These were abused and/or modified when I picked them up. Andy did a brushed blue finish...
by Merle
Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New addition !
Replies: 43
Views: 1726

Re: New addition !

I trust you are familiar with the limitations of shooting Damascus barrels. I must have an inkling of an idea since I've been shooting Damascus guns for well over thirty five years and I'm still here to talk about it . Didn't intend to insult, but I have no idea of your skill level. I'd rather you ...
by Merle
Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New addition !
Replies: 43
Views: 1726

Re: New addition !

I trust you are familiar with the limitations of shooting Damascus barrels.
by Merle
Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Strange marking on Winchester 92 Carbine?
Replies: 50
Views: 6873

Re: Strange marking on Winchester 92 Carbine?

Just got through reading Teddy Roosevelts' book on his 1913 Brazilian Expedition down the River of Doubt. He mentions in there about the local rubber gatherers all carrying Winchester .44 carbines for protection from Jaguars and hostile natives. Could the mark be a property ownership trademark of a...
by Merle
Sun Mar 05, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Strange marking on Winchester 92 Carbine?
Replies: 50
Views: 6873

Re: Strange marking on Winchester 92 Carbine?

sureshot wrote:The mark on the side of the receiver looks like a British "broad arrow" mark. The rifle was probably a lend-lease to England during the war. The name on the lower tang is the importer that brought it back into the US.

Steve
Since it was made in 1919 that would seem unlikely.
by Merle
Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So, what about the use of drones in scouting/hunting?
Replies: 36
Views: 1008

Re: So, what about the use of drones in scouting/hunting?

I wonder about folks with limited mobility using drones to scout - something like being able to use motor vehicles to be mobile in the woods? :?:
by Merle
Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So, what about the use of drones in scouting/hunting?
Replies: 36
Views: 1008

Re: So, what about the use of drones in scouting/hunting?

walks with gun wrote:I think if I saw one of those blessed things while I was out with a shotgun in my hands, it would be open season on drones.

I hear you, but keep in mind this could get you involved with the Feds.
by Merle
Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Hammer - non firearm post
Replies: 14
Views: 567

Re: The Hammer - non firearm post

claybob86 wrote:When I clicked the link, my antvirus blocked it. Said it was a dangerous website. :|

Same here..... :?
by Merle
Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody want an M-1 ?
Replies: 20
Views: 949

Re: Anybody want an M-1 ?

Added mine..... :!:
by Merle
Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ken Waters has passed.
Replies: 21
Views: 1096

Re: Ken Waters has passed.

Sad news. :cry:
by Merle
Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making the rounds ....
Replies: 11
Views: 556

Re: Making the rounds ....

He lived happily ever after - makes me wonder how the princess made out? :lol:
by Merle
Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Contenders !
Replies: 17
Views: 642

Re: Contenders !

This isn't what I call the first version Contender . I always called the first version the ones with the kinda crossbolt firing pin selector . I had one of those for awhile with a 444 Marlin barrel that was made by a fellow in Idaho who's name escapes me at the moment . I've not loaded for a 44 MAG...
by Merle
Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Contenders !
Replies: 17
Views: 642

Re: Contenders !

Well then, since this is not your first foray I'm sure you know how slippery that slope is...... :lol:
by Merle
Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lest we forget
Replies: 4
Views: 428

Re: Lest we forget

BlaineG wrote:A Warrior's Warrior, for sure...... 8)


Yes indeed !!! :o
by Merle
Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Change for PA hunters
Replies: 24
Views: 698

Re: A Change for PA hunters

Some people will try to hit the animal with the first shot, and for those people, it probably won't matter whether it is a bolt, lever action, pump action, or a semi auto. I would be worried about the ones who have never hunted before and will go out by themselves without any knowledge of what they...
by Merle
Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Change for PA hunters
Replies: 24
Views: 698

Re: A Change for PA hunters

Keep in mind that yesterdays vote was an initial vote. The final one takes place in a couple of months. Included in that reg is a 5 round magazine limit. I was actually surprised to see the reg in this years business. All estimates was for semis to be allowed for small game and varmint hunting with...
by Merle
Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Had a Garand Time Today
Replies: 15
Views: 545

Re: Had a Gararnd Time Today

I was able to approximate 7.62x39 loads using R-P 125 gr SP and 4895. Much easier on the poor old arthritic shoulder as well as steel targets...... :shock:
by Merle
Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthhday Merle.
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re: Happy Birthhday Merle.

Ysabel Kid wrote:Happy belated b-day! :D

Thank you! :D
by Merle
Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthhday Merle.
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re: Happy Birthhday Merle.

Thanks to all - I'm well on my way! :D
by Merle
Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Nobody Should Go Alone" (A Story of Some Teens and a Vet)
Replies: 6
Views: 322

Re: "Nobody Should Go Alone" (A Story of Some Teens and a Ve

Such a sad situation. :cry: Good on those boys for standing up. :D
by Merle
Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another Levergun for "The Sons of JReed"
Replies: 41
Views: 1365

Re: Another Levergun for "The Sons of JReed"

That was a darn fine thing to do! :D
by Merle
Thu Dec 29, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Many big guns
Replies: 12
Views: 599

Re: Many big guns

Fantastic vid - thanks for posting! :D
by Merle
Mon Dec 26, 2016 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hornady 25-35 110 gr FTX
Replies: 25
Views: 1031

Re: Hornady 25-35 110 gr FTX

My only 25-35 is a TC Contender Super 14. I wonder how these would work at the reduced velocity? :?
by Merle
Mon Dec 19, 2016 8:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Backup 20 ga Shotgun for Coyote Hunting
Replies: 14
Views: 483

Re: Backup 20 ga Shotgun for Coyote Hunting

ollogger wrote:That ought to work real nice!
At one time I had a Savage 222 & 20 gauge ou worked great


Brad

I have one in 22 Hornet over 20 ga, and have been considering using it. Sounds like it should work out good too. :)
by Merle
Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good one
Replies: 6
Views: 421

Re: Good one

Truth is painful to some people :lol:
by Merle
Sat Dec 17, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: things that make you scratch your head...
Replies: 17
Views: 846

Re: things that make you scratch your head...

gcs wrote:"No good.....I've been told that after a long time, ANYONE looks good.----6"

I don't know, new a Nam vet that lived with the Montanards for a year as an advisor,
Said the women NEVER looked good. :lol:

Guess a year wasn't quite enough... :mrgreen:
by Merle
Thu Dec 15, 2016 10:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: things that make you scratch your head...
Replies: 17
Views: 846

Re: things that make you scratch your head...

Seriously!? $33,000 per dose!! What thef&%#! Your tax dollars at work.... :roll: Any doctor, pharmacist, veterinarian, nurse, or otherwise intelligent person, could make up a perfectly effective 'lethal injection' for twenty bucks in material. They could even make it 'humane' for twice the cost. Fo...
by Merle
Thu Dec 15, 2016 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: things that make you scratch your head...
Replies: 17
Views: 846

Re: things that make you scratch your head...

Death row inmate's lawyers say they'd prefer firing squad over lethal injection http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/12/15/death-row-inmates-lawyers-say-theyd-prefer-firing-squad-over-lethal-injection.html Seriously!? $33,000 per dose!! What thef&%#! What ever happened to 'an eye for an eye'? They should...
by Merle
Thu Dec 15, 2016 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester hunting video from the 1940s
Replies: 7
Views: 812

Re: Winchester hunting video from the 1940s

Aussie Chris wrote:A great old vintage video that I found on the great WACA forum. There's a few '71s and a model 12.

Check out that Winchester tent!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pu5oz7P0YDM

Chris

Very nice - thanks! :D
by Merle
Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 25-35 Hornady leverrevolution ammo
Replies: 18
Views: 687

Re: 25-35 Hornady leverrevolution ammo

I can attest to them being good killing bullets in the 30-30 , 35 REM , 308 Marlin Express , 444 , 450 and 45-70 . Got deer with the factory loadings in all those . Never did try the 32 Special although I had the ammo or the 338 Marlin Express or 44 MAG . From what I hear they work good on deer; wh...