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Hashknife Cowboy

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  1. I have taken mule deer with a .44 mag. (240 gr SP), 41 mag. (210 gr flat point) and one with a .357 mag. (158 gr SP). All pistol shots at less than 50 yards. I have not tried the .45 Colt yet, perhaps once I come up with a load for my Marlin 1894. You got me thinking......and it will be all about bullet placement. Perhaps this is the way to go.
  2. Its a good looking rifle, I have my CAS go to rifles that I am quite happy with. Might consider it, but Henry will have a difficult time breaking into the 1873 / Marlin crowd. Question is, do I need another pretty toy, but then at this stage of the game most of us do not need, it is all about want.
  3. Probably something to do with spending a small fortune on three different ones to make them work consistently and finally throwing in the towel. I would love to have one that is reliable but lever guns just work, all of the time. I am still partially infected with the bug but is became a lesser priority. I even bought a Henry Pump .22 and it works flawlessly.
  4. Buy what makes you happy. All are good, some have some unique quirks but it is an investment into your happiness. I prefer Ruger and Colt, I have used the Italian Pistolas without any regrets but appreciate the feel of the Colt SAA and the toughness of the NMV. Go to a shoot and test drive a few, I have not met anyone in CAS that would be opposed to sharing and even providing some ammo. My go-to pair are shown below....
  5. I gave up on the wet process, I went to mixing these dry at a 50/50 mix and tumble brass dry. Works great for me. This even gets the BP brass clean and shining. I use the Hornady Vibratory Tumbler, set it on a timer and walk away. .
  6. This version got me a speeding ticket once upon a time while driving a Roadrunner in 1978.....such fun it was!
  7. I use the data from the Hornady manual for the 250 grain XTP bullet in .45 Colt and avoid +P anything. I have an older Marlin 1894 that feeds reliably with the Hornady data. Please do not re-seat, just like everyone said, it is dangerous.
  8. Canon Power Shot GX1 Mark II digital camera. This has been upgraded and I do not have the need to keep it. It is in excellent condition and comes with everything in the picture. Review: https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canon-powershot-g1-x-mark-ii/11 $105.00 and I get the shipping....final price reduction .
  9. My favorite stupid person story is based upon someone who publicly stated in anger that they were going to sue us for, "defecation of character." Perhaps before they ventured into the world of 4 syllable words they needed to learn the difference between defecation and defamation.....
  10. While at a LGS here in Northern AZ something caught my eye, now that in of itself is nothing new but I do have a fondness for single actions. This time it was a Ruger Single Six convertible, 22 LR/22 Mag, 6 .5 length barrel, complete with original black box, instruction manual and that cute little red bag with the gold draw string. This gun dated back to 1962. It took me back to the days of hunting with Dad, with close friends and the many nights we spent around the camp fire. I have looked for quite sometime, I have Dad's original 22 LR version of this in a shorter barrel from 1962 but wanted another but with the interchangeable cylinder. The Single Six was my introduction into everything single action, I guess it was kind of a gateway drug. Together over the years dad and I collected many more Single actions and there was always a bit of excitement in that phone call describing what homeless pistol, rifle or shotgun had followed one of us home. So here is to a era of $69.50 Single Six 22's and all the memories and values that were shared and taught by dads of that era. Lets continue the traditions...and yes it it no longer homeless.
  11. I know of an actual case where the DEA put a well placed .50 cal. round into one of the turbo prop engines and the pilot grew immediately wise and shut it down.
  12. I have one, it is my primary SASS rifle in .45. Out of the box it was smooth, internally it was clean and I had nothing done to it. I have no complaints about it, I'd even buy another if needed. And I have shot it quite a bit in the years that I have owned it, no failures or breakage.
  13. I did the reverse, I ordered the rifle for hunting and not CAS. Having used the Shiloh Sharps for big game, I an tell you that the 45-70 is more than adequate for hunting purposes. Mule deer and cow elk were relocated from the field to the freezer. Then one day I started practicing at greater distances and remember thinking, hey this is fun! So now my Shiloh Sharps 1874 Business rifle in 45-70 fills both needs and it may not be a Quigley but it is all I need with a 30 inch barrel that is round and octagon.
  14. Wrongful convictions, yes.
  15. I have used them and they all worked well. I guess the green means they are environmentally friendly and leave to carbon footprint. Recently someone asked me why was there a electrical cord poking through the grill of my Silverado HD, I told them it was a green electric truck and I was thanked for being environmentally conscious. Same concept.....
  16. The ones that I have seen and handled are quality rifles. I will get one eventually in .357 just because ... my dream would be in .41 mag., but probably not a reality.
  17. Favorite hunting rifle......Shiloh Sharps 1874 Business Rifle
  18. Mine is in the category of a great rifle to shoot and so glad I got it when I did....
  19. Unique and 231 is one of those go-to hand gun powders. I recently came upon a 4lb bottle at a smaller mom and pop gun store and I was morally obligated to give it a home. When I first started reloading in the early 70's it was my first powder at the advice of a wise old timer....How'd I get this old?
  20. I have never cared for it, this year I'll probably be outside on my horse.....
  21. I'm old school. I like pretty wood and polished blue in my lever guns.....
  22. Appreciate your help......let me know what you find.  Thanks

  23. Not quite sure how I'd pull off that level of financial infidelity....a truly amazing rifle. A great value for what it is. Mine is not quite as fancy but it is a heirloom and quite the elk rifle.
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