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Widder, SASS #59054

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  1. Its common knowledge that we can get our 66's, 73's and 92 rifles with little efforts.

     

    And we can get our Rugers, Cimmaron and Taylor SIX Shooters with little efforts.

     

    When it comes to SG's, some are a little harder to acquire, AND so are some Marlins.

     

    But I thought I would share a little known secret that might help some of you Pards who are looking for a Marlin 1894.

     

    Boomstick Jay. That Texas outlaw/renegade feller is hiding all of them at his bunkhouse. This is unsolicited info but if I were looking for a specific 1894 Marlin (32-20; 25-20, .32 H&R, .38, 44, 45) I would pick up my phone and call him at his hideout down in TX.

     

    Matter of fact, I think I might try to weasel a .45 Colt Cowboy out of his hands.

     

     

    ..........Widder

     

  2. The ability to switch between grip frames is being way over-hyped imho. From the linked article;

     

    "If you want to change from a 9mm to a 45ACP gun you don’t need a new firearm, just pay $350 to your parts supplier of choice and a conversion kit will arrive at your doorstep with everything you need to get running with your new chosen caliber…no FFL required. Or if you want to go from a full size gun to a compact carry version, $400 for a new barrel and grip is all you need."

     

    An additional $350 and $400.00 puts me in the used gun market. Even if I have to add some change I have two complete guns. As a admitted gun crank give me two handguns over one any day of the week.

     

    My comment isn't intended to be pro/con Beretta, 1911, etc.....

     

    But I will comment on Seldom Seen's post about the cost of switching calibers, gun sizes, etc.... on the P320.

     

    As mentioned before, I like BOTH of mine. And SS is correct in the fact that the cost factor of a new gun vs. buying barrel/grip from SIG was the exact reason I bought a whole new pistol.

     

    Paying out $350-400 was just too close to the price of a NEW gun and I choose to buy a new P320 in .357 SIG to go with my 9mm.

     

     

    ..........Widder

  3. Hey Widder! I want to see a video of you shooting that 10mm at night!

     

    I'll be sure to make up some 'special' fireballs for you and do some night shooting. Probably this spring.

     

    Side note: Spent the day with Curly Bill Kelly putting the final touches on a Marlin 1894 Cowboy converted to the .45 ACP

    Its set up to run .45 ACP with anything from a 160 grain lead slug up to the 230 round ball.

     

    If I can tweak the ejections of empties a little better, its gonna be a super fine little rifle.

     

     

    ..........Widder

  4. I own two P320's

     

    9mm and .357 SIG.

     

    They are great pistols. Mine have been 100% reliable and consistently accurate.

     

    I like those SIG so much, I also got me a new P220 Elite in 10mm. Ain't had time to shoot it yet but I expect it to be a hoss.

     

     

    ..........Widder

  5. He is a great singer. Another you wouldn't suspect is Jim Nabors. He did an amazing version of the Impossible Dream.

     

    He not only sang The Imp Dream at special events, charities, etc..... but he also sang it in one of his 'Gomer Pyle, USMC' episodes.

     

    Question: Didn't Festus also appear and sing in 'She Wore A Yellow Ribbon'?

     

     

    ..........Widder

  6. Not only are the scammers out there, but there are many folks who seem to just sit around, waiting to be scammed.

     

    People are so gullible. I won't even answer a 'survey' question on the phone about what radio station I listen too.

     

    I normally reply with: "hey, I don't call you at your home asking STUPID questions so don't call me. Get a real job".

     

    Then I hang up.

     

     

    ..........Widder

  7. Boon,

     

    It'll take you 550 days to collect all that money..... :ph34r:

     

    You'll be checking your bank account everyday with anxiety..... :o

     

    It won't be worth the wait..... ;)

     

    Send me $78 and I'll tell you a dirty joke.

     

    Atleast you'll have a dirty joke to share with friends for the next 550 days..... :lol::lol::lol:

     

     

    ..........Widder

  8. I've never met any that I can think of.

     

    BUT, I once received a Hand Written letter from Bill Jordan. It was in reply to a question I had based on an article in the American Rifleman and Shooting Times.

    I still have that letter.

    It was very friendly and cordial, almost like he knew me as a good friend.

     

     

    ..........Widder

  9. Once again, Starline brass has delivered me good, clean pieces of new brass.

     

    Last years order of .32 H&R brass required NO pre-preparations. No deburring/chamfering required. I started the reloading process by 'belling' the case mouth and everything worked great.

     

    TODAY, I received my latest order of 10mm brass. No deburring/chamfering required. Just 'bell' the case mouth and start reloading.

     

    These guys sure know their business.

     

     

    ..........Widder

     

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  10. I've been shooting .22 centerfires for 60 years. I actually built a rifle and chambered it for a "newfangled" wildcat .22 centerfire that later became the factory .22/250. In the last 10 years or so, there have been a bunch of new centerfire cartridges developed and as always they are touted by the gunwriters as the best thing next to sex! We have so many new powders available now, that it is possible to really get the maximum potential from many old and new cartridges.

     

    Many years ago the .220 Swift was written off as a "barrel burner" because it was loaded to the maximum with powder that was very inefficient. I shoot a custom rifle chambered for .220 Ackley Improved that will shoot faster than 4,ooo fps with a new powder. The accuracy in unbelievable. I recently shat a shot group @ 100 yards that measures less than 1/2 inch. I have shot several thousand rounds thru it and there is no barrel wear.

     

    I love .22 centerfires because they are really fun to shoot, pretty cheap to reload and little noticeable recoil. Bring on any new ones, just hope in 10 years you can still get brass!

     

    Big Sage, you are a man after my own heart.

     

    Although I am presently without a good .22 centerfire, I love the 22-250 and .220 Swift. But I must admit that your 220 Ackley Improved has to put a smile on a varmint hunters face.

     

    My most accurate firearm to date was actually a pistol.

    XP100 frame and bolt.

    McMillan black pebble grain XP 100 style stock

    Shilen match grade stainless heavy barrel, 15", chambered for..... 6mm BR with a tight next chamber.

    Leopold 6 x 20 (or 24) power scope

     

    I have one 100 yard target where I have LESS THAN a 1/4", 5 shot group. And I have a 4 shot group that measures LESS THAN .2

    Bassically, its a 1 hole group. The 5th shot was never fired because I only had 4 shells when I shot it.

     

    I traded it off about 8 years ago when I got into Cowboy shooting. It would nail mud turtles on the edge of the pond at 150+ yards.

    Crows and Groundhogs were not safe within 200-250 yards with it shooting 70 grain Nosler BT. It was Awesome.

     

    Now, I have a close range varminter in .17 Hornet. Hope to have a nice heavier weight barrel put on it this spring and start my annual spring conversations with Mr Crow and Mr Groundhog again.

     

    Thanks for posting your 220 AI info.

     

     

    ..........Widder

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