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Everything posted by Dantankerous

  1. Texas Freedom Blend was incredible. I have not seen that in several years.
  2. Today I looked at a used Ruger Blackhawk 45 Colt with a 7 1/2 inch barrel. The gun appeared to be in excellent condition overall but seemed to have a different sound, almost hollow-like when I cocked the hammer. I will attribute this to the plastic grips on the gun. And as I got to thinking about it I don't think I've ever handled a Ruger with plastic grips so I've never experienced this. Am I correct in my assumption that the plastic grips give a different sound than wood or bone when the gun is cocked? Price seemed just OK at $599. Might make a nice plinker, well, with better grips.
  3. Any chance you shot 44 Specials? My JM 1894 does not like 44 Specials at all. Curious whether the new ones do.
  4. I already load 300 to 325 grain bullets in my 45 Colt cases (not for cowboy). Plenty of load data for those ranges. Don't see a need to cut down 45-70 brass unless you think it'll allow more case strength.
  5. Got the magazine at home I am waiting to read the article. I've handled several but not shot one. Very nice offering from Ruger/Marlin.
  6. Now I'm curious... what is that generally used for?
  7. I agree. The 250s I relagate to the rifle but once I did try them in a revolver and oh boy, where they interesting. As I have some 3500 200 grainers laying around I'll use them up but would certainly be open to experimenting with 180s and filler. This last weekend I discovered I have considerable stage time difference with full house BP loads recovering from recoil, the sight picture and re-engaging subsequent shots versus my normal smokeless Trailboss loads, thus my need to find a more suitable "go a little faster" load. I'll be experimenting with a couple of the suggestions in this thread. Thanks.
  8. An excellent match! I love shooting at Butterfield Gulch. Great stages, great folks, always a great match, (as are their monthlies). Thanks to Flint Hills Dawg and his club for all their tireless efforts and hard work!
  9. I have too many 45 Colt cases to delve into 45 Shorter.
  10. ... who use filler, what's your recipe? I've been shooting Swiss and Grafs FFg (full load with a Lee 2.2 cc dipper) with a 200 or 250 grain but am curious to see what I can produce that yields a bit lighter recoil in the revolvers. Thanks for any help.
  11. Those might be too light of a description...
  12. Welcome back, UB! You were missed. Great costuming!
  13. What time should we all meet you for pancakes?
  14. I've had good results with both an 18 and 20" 45 Colt '73 shooting MB BP loads.
  15. And those BP lubed bullets are pretty darn good too. I've used quite a few in 44 Special, 44-40 and 45 Colt.
  16. Super 8 was decent years ago but has been turning into a dump. I'm not surprised, nor sad.
  17. If a non FFL sells online THROUGH an FFL, issat now legal or illegal or the grey area the gumbint prefers?
  18. 100% correct. Y'all can try the Holiday Inn Express or the Diamond Motel, both in Abilene. Damn the luck.
  19. Ordered and received from them. About a week wait. USPS is $h£ting in their own Post Toasties of late, causing very slow delivery times on occasion. They have always been excellent. Product, price and delievery packaging.
  20. Exactly. Just wait until the left finds out she got an after school detention in 2nd grade!
  21. SBH hammers do help a lot, or switch to Bisley Rugers if they "feel" or point better. I've tried short strokes on Rugers and find they do not offer near as much benefit as lowered hammers. The short strokes throw me off. Dry firing. Lots of practice. I shoot Ruger Bisleys and love them but when I put SBH hammers on my Ruger plowhandles I noticed they are a very close second in terms of speed even with the different grip design. Try swapping hammers first. It is easy.
  22. Maybe find a shooter local to you who reloads 44-40 and inquire about working a deal beneficial to both parties? Factory 44-40 if you can find it will cost $1/round or more currently.
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