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Rancho Roy

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  1. Great article written in 2016....My understanding is all lead production in USA was shut down in 2017......is this accurate?
  2. If I'm leaving for even one night, I shut water off......Winter and Summer. I also installed a simple "Home Minder" device that will call my cell phone if water is detected on the basement floor using a number of remote sensors or temp goes below 45 degrees or power is out for more than 30 minutes. It has totally saved my A** twice when leaks sprung...once in a water filter that split and the second time in the water supply line to our furnace boiler. As soon as I get time to install it, I will install an electric valve on my main waterline that will shut water off every time I set the alarm. My gun room and other valuables are in the basement. A flood would be devastating!
  3. Just a quick Thank You to the Picacho Posse of Las Cruces New Mexico. I was invited to shoot with these cowboys while I'm spending some time in the Deming NM area. The hospitality was superb and the match itself was great. Followed up by a great meal at a fantastic Mexican restaurant. Thank You! Next stop, Gila Rangers in Silver City, NM (February 9) ........Then on to Winter Range!
  4. Back in the day (1980s) when friends and I were shooting benchrest and traveling from the East coast to Montana to shoot prairie dogs, we were concerned about this. So we did the previously mentioned testing. BLC2, 335, VIT 133 and 135, and a few others were tested. I wrote up an article about it but lost it years ago in a computer crash. "We" is just a few friends that sometimes have too much time on our hands....
  5. A few years ago we did extensive tests on this. We tumbled loaded cartridges with various powders for hours and there was zero difference in velocity over a chronograph. No change in pressure what so ever. After all, powder is shipped in tractor trailer trucks, bouncing around for days as it is shipped cross country. And our loaded cartridges are traveling in our vehicles, sometimes for weeks, without any issues.
  6. I heard from a few shooters south of NY/NJ that they were concerned about transporting firearms through these states. As we all know, it is perfectly legal to transport firearms through any state in the union as long as they are locked up, out of your control. Those of us that live in ME, NH, VT, MA, RI and CT are very comfortable transporting through NY/NJ as we need to go through these states to get anywhere else in the USA. I would think the Northeast Shoot should be in PA. Just about centrally located.
  7. I think it is 12"......I'm on the road in Texas right now. I can measure when I get back.
  8. I have a number of Mass compliant Colt clones that I will be selling when I get back from Winter Range. All are 45LC Birdshead Buntline 4 3/4" 5" Etc Contact me in March if you don't find anything. rvb100@comcast.net
  9. If you want a shooter, find one in 30-30 and have JES Reboring bore, rifle and chamber to 38-55...... I have a couple of them. One is original 38-55 and the other was a shot out 30-30 that JES did his magic. Shoots like a house afire!
  10. Rubbing compound is to abrasive for these alloy receivers. We did use it on steel 1911 pistols. And I might use it on a steel O/U. But not on an alloy frame. Hope this helps.
  11. Just want to say Thank You to Two Ponies down in Alabama. I purchased a Uberti 73 from him and before he could ship it up here to New England, I decided to take a couple hour detour on my trip to Winter Range to pick it up and visit a bit. Glad I did! We transferred it at a local gun shop with no issues. That cowboy has no moss growing under his feet. Talk about keeping busy with about a dozen different hobbies......and a master at all of them! It was very informative. It was great meeting you and your wife. And the rifle is superb.....much better than I expected! THANKS!
  12. I've taken these alloy frame, Turkish shotguns and loosened them up very nicely by coating the works with toothpaste, installing a set of snap-caps and sitting in front of the TV for a couple hours simply opening, closing, firing, repeat....a few hundred times.
  13. Great speaking with you today. Looking forward to shooting this rifle. Thanks!
  14. What Sedalia said.....the 38-55 specs ar3 all over the place. I’ve rebarreled a few and I own a custom reamer I had Dave Mason grind for me. I used a piece of the barrel cut off to make a check gauge. But it only works for my rebarreled rifles. It does not work for a number of original chambered rifles. fortunatly, the modern Winchester’s are chambered on the low side of the dimensions. Most barrels of modern 38-55 are .375. But many vintage guns can be as much as .382! if i had a piece of .375 barrel hanging around I’d chamber a piece for you to use as a gauge. But unfortunately, I don’t. might want to ask a gunsmith like Lee Shaver to make one up for you. You would need to send him one of your sized cases with a bullet but no powder and primer. good luck!
  15. Two Ponies, please email me if this rifle is still available. I'm very interested in it. rvb100@comcast.net Thanks
  16. I bought this SKB/Ithaca 100 a year or so ago as a backup to my SKB 200. It is like new. Doesn’t appear to be fired. Single trigger, 12GA......she shot Shirtail’s SKB at Comn at cha and wanted the same thing. The wood on this gun is amazing so I bought an unfinished stock that I will cut down and finish for her. Now that I’m back into upland bird hunting, I’m kicking myself for cutting the barrels......would love to have a nice 12GA SxS for pheasant. But fear not! This morning I’m looking on eBay and I found a set of brand new barrels, in the white, unchambered, factory fresh.....these can be fitted perfectly to the receiver. And only $125....Talk about LUCK! Now, for the few weeks of bird season, I’ll replace the butt stock, swap out the 20” barrels for the 28” and hunt dinner........ life is good!
  17. Reno got a new shotgun for Christmas. I have a few questions about Shirtails shotgun that she used at Comn At Cha. Merry Christmas!
  18. I hear you. I’m a Massachusetts State Police certified safety instructor and teach MA gun law in my trainings. A few weeks ago I went to the local PD to renew my LTC and in conversation the police officer told me it wasn’t mandatory to register firearms(long Guns) bought in another state once back here in MA. This is clearly stated that you must register them within 7 days in MA law. i can not tell you how many ties I’ve heard of police officers giving erroneous information about MA gun laws. but it is so confusing, I can’t really blame them.
  19. Interesting that if you live in the state of MA you need to register your firearms. But move to MA from another state and registration is optional.
  20. My parents did this to us. One year we switched the labels and they threw each other's gifts into the fire. .......I just made this up but it would be a great scene in a Christmas comedy movie.... Merry Christmas!
  21. I have one here in MA that is MA compliant. But I believe it is 12”. It is 45LC. Great shape email me if interested. rvb100@comcast.net can do FA10 in January
  22. Works great on concrete. Terrible otherwise. We have the big, roller version at our police range.
  23. Great thread right here. If you want to see articles on barrel lining and other "Gun Rescues", there are a few here: www.rvbprecision.com http://www.rvbprecision.com
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