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  1. ThomasT

    .38-55 WCF added to the team.

    If Henry would make a 38-55 in with a steel instead of brass receiver I would buy one. I have been looking at that round for a while now. Lee has a mold for the bullet and brass can be made from 30-30 brass. The 30-30 came about by necking down 38-55 brass. Thats one nice looking rifle too. I...
  2. ThomasT

    My take on "Hand of God"...

    OP for a first time effort I think you did a bang up job. Studying the pictures I only saw one glaring flaw and i hate to be the one to point it out. And that flaw is that the holster is still at your house instead of mine. I don't own a Colt (or clone) single action but if I had that rig I...
  3. ThomasT

    My new Henry.

    Nice looking gun. I have one Henry in 22 mag and while all the bluing looks good the mag tube doesn't. The mag tube has a sort of rough feel to it that while blued doesn't really match the rest of the gun. I have thought about removing the tube and polishing it myself but I am not sure how I...
  4. ThomasT

    357 Mag for taking mule & whitetail

    Yes you are correct and the older Marlins are also 1/16 and not 1/18 like I posted. Oops! My goof. :) As to the 357 being suitable for deer there was an article in Rifle Magazine written by Ross Seyfreid on middle bore size BP cartridge rifles. He tested three different rifles all around 36 to...
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    Best deer cartridge available today

    You will never go wrong with a 30-06 or its little brother, the 308. But whatever I am infatuated with at the moment is the best deer cartridge. I have killed deer with everything from a 22lr in a Marlin 39A up to a Marlin in 45-70. They all work. Most of my deer were killed with a 7x57 that I...
  6. ThomasT

    Why did Winchester use .277 for the 270 in 1923?

    Here is a post I made over at the Marlin Owners forum concerning the supposed superiority of the 41 mag over the 44 mag. "It was stated earlier that the 41 magnum shoots "much flatter" than the 44 magnum so I looked them up using the Speer #11 manual ballistic chart. Both the 41 and 44 have the...
  7. ThomasT

    $99.99 Lower

    Just buy three of them and pay one transfer price and I bet the shipping isn't much more than buying one single lower. Then you have spares. Thats what I did when I did my first build. I bought three stripped lowers for one $20 fee to my gunsmith. Total with all the fees the lowers cost me $70...
  8. ThomasT

    30-30 Ammo

    If this is the same S&B ammo you bought its is getting the advertised speed on the box and actually a little more. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaKTqPQ47h8
  9. ThomasT

    30-30 Ammo

    Yes save your brass even if you don't reload 30-30 yet. I just ordered two boxes of Speer 150gr bullets and they were around $23 each from Midway. Grafs has Speer 170gr bullets priced at $26 per box. I have three 30-30s now. Two Marlins and a new Rossi R95 I haven't tried yet. I put a Vortex 2-7...
  10. ThomasT

    Will pump-action centerfire rifles ever make a comeback?

    The 760 pump I had was in 270. it was old and I called Remington to see when it was made. The lady on the phone couldn't find out. A few days later she called back and told me the gun was a first year 270 released in Pennsylvania in 1954 called the Pennsylvania Hunter. Someone had removed the...
  11. ThomasT

    Will pump-action centerfire rifles ever make a comeback?

    I have owned a 760 and a 7615 and regret selling both of them. If I found another Remington pump at a reasonable price I would buy it. I really screwed the pooch selling that 7615.
  12. ThomasT

    New Revolver on the Market

    Early Taurus model 85s had the front ejector rod lock up like the S&W revolvers they copied. I have owned at least three of them in the past and they were good guns. Mine were from the 1990s with the wood grips before rubber became a "Thing". For about the same price I think I would just get...
  13. ThomasT

    S&W 1854 - Experiences?

    I haven't seen one in person but it looks like a well built gun. I doubt I would ever buy one. I have a Marlin 44 mag made in 2002 and thats good enough for me. But I am all for a new lever action rifle. I like those best of all. And a Marlin 357 is my favorite gun. Those who say this rifle in...
  14. ThomasT

    Only three...

    I have owned three of them and they are good rifles. If you look on this forum in the Guns For Sale section they get listed pretty often and sell for less than the ones listed on gunbroker. Join the forum and you can also post a want to buy thread in the forum. https://www.muzzleloadingforum.com/
  15. ThomasT

    Only three...

    Thats what I have always said. If a man only owns one rifle he probably doesn't shoot much, has never had a real interest in guns and most likely only has a partial box of ammo. Everyone I have known with only one firearm usually had a pump shotgun of some sort and one box of shells. If somebody...
  16. ThomasT

    Deer popper

    I only have one single shot rifle. A H&R Handi Rifle in 223. Man that gun is accurate. I wish I had a 357 and 30-30 barrel for it. I have never handled a Ruger single shot. Pretty guns though. Plus one on the 38-55 round. Its one of the rounds on my radar. If Henry would make them in a steel...
  17. ThomasT

    Only three...

    When I first got married I had two guns. An old Ithica 12ga double I was given for my 10th birthday and a Winchester model 190 22 auto, the first gun I ever bought. I was actually well armed. Those two guns or a couple of similar in 22 and 12ga along with a 30-30 would do all I really need guns...
  18. ThomasT

    .22 Hornet Carbine

    Thats the kind of work John Taylor does. You may want to contact him to see if he can do the job for you. https://johntaylormachine.com/
  19. ThomasT

    Show me Your Favorite Carbine

    I bet you are right! :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
  20. ThomasT

    357 Mag for taking mule & whitetail

    Remember all Rossi R92s in 357 and 44 mag calibers use a 1/30 twist. Rossi 45 Colts have a 1/24 twist. Marlins use a 1/18 for their 357 rifles. The slower twist may, and thats a big May shoot better with a 140gr bullet. Then maybe not. So try several bullet weights in your gun. And don't worry...
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