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  1. Maybe I was seeing things but I happened to have watched a short seen of a pair of cowboys campin up in the mountains. Dang if that gun thing wasn't sticking out of a saddle scabbard where those boys were camped......... I think the movie was Broken Mountain or some such ......thing. Red Ride-ar? Yeah they were riding something all right.........
  2. Thanks guys. I'm glad you all enjoyed the write up, but I can tell you I enjoyed shooting it out even more I must say tho, I should update the scope with an adjustable objective scope that can tune out the parallax issue the Bushnell has at the more common close range uses I personally have around here. At this range, if I didn't look precisely threw the center of the eye piece, the cross hairs wandered as much as 1/2" across the 1" red zero dot. I like that bushnell as a hunting scope but paper punching demands far more attention than it should be. Oh, and the groups are measured from outside edge to outside edge. Thanks again for sharing your own 22mag experiences, God, ya gotta Love that little round!
  3. As noted earlier, I was a bit light in mag ammo so I toped it off some with 5 bricks of this Federal 30g H-shok "hoping" it would shoot nearly as well as my preferred Win Super X 40g jhp's. The Marlin 57M has all ways shot that ammo the most consistently but the Fed being on a pretty good sale, I took a untested chance that it would be acceptable. The method of test was off my sand bag set up that I'v used for the passed 38 years. The scope is an old Bushnel Quad Power 2.5-10 that is paralaxed for 100 yards. My target range at this point is exactly 61 feet from muzzle to target. So, my group measurements will be with a dial caliper. Each group is a 10 shot string with my Win Super X leading the 4 types since the rifle is sighted in with that particular round. The Remington 40g PSP was a top shooter for a friend of mine so I was eager to test that round here and it clearly more spoty that the Super X. By the time I put the Fed H-Shok in the gun, the 40 rounds fired had created some very noticeable heat mirage so I had to slow down and shoot the feds with a bit of air breeze when ever it happened to clear the POA. I was pleasantly surprised with these results. If that lone bottom left hit was not there, the Feds would have taken the lead by a .040 tighter group. As it was, that one round put in equal with the Remingtons despite the Rem's being far more choppy. Then theres the Win Varmint HV's. Thank fully, I only have about 5 or 6 boxes of this stuff. This particular batch is the "Thunderbolts" of mag rounds. I didn't have hi hopes for it since my last bench outing with a new to me Uberti 5.5" SAA, that showed very poor group consistency and even in this test I could actually hear a difference in the boom report between 2 or 3 of the rounds. Before shooting this last 10 round string, I let the barrel cool down. It clearly has potential and I may even try some out of a new batch in the future but for now, I'm going to stick with Super X in 40 and there was no mistake in buying the H-Shok in 30's.
  4. Minus 50 boxes. with my 2% cash back card, it boils down to $7.70 per to my door. I would prefer these CCI's but they are gone as soon as they hit stock at this price that is 21 cents more a box. https://www.sgammo.com/product/22-magnum-ammo/2000-round-case-cci-22-wmr-maxi-mag-40-grain-jacketed-hollow-point-choot-em-s The Feds did have a good test review here.... so I went for it. THANKS Hozzie https://www.americanhunter.org/articles/2018/4/17/top-6-22-wmr-hunting-loads/
  5. The back ground for this project is off a deal I made with my son this past Christmas. In lue of any Christmas gifts, I would just do some basic gunsmith work on his guns threw the year. So, he buys this CBRPS bullpup stock for his SKS and the trigger system the thing has is a sliding trigger and rails system that just flat out would not work the action reliably no matter what I did to it. Pure crapola! In frustration, I decided to ditch the bulk of the SKS trigger system for a much simpler mil spec parts set that would run the SKS hammer. With this new set up I could modify the bull pup trigger into a pull forward connecting rod rather that the sliding trigger and rails that originally were supposed to work the stock SKS trigger. The new parts I used were a M1 Carbine trigger and a FAL trigger seer cut to fit the carbine trigger. With these fit and positioned just right, I achieved a perfect zero creep single stage pull on the nearly stock SKS hammer. The final product pull weight is running 10.5 pounds but with the super wide aluminum trigger, it feels much lighter and no creep is a pleasure in any thing that goes bang. Here you can see how it all hooks up with the main trigger now pivoting on its own axis pin rather than that of a sliding assembly. And I installed a HK grip over the plastic nub of a grip that was there. The original mag system for this stock was cut tapco mags. Once again, just crapola in the raw. One of the tapcos was cut a little off and basically made it an example of why you should not cut these mags without a true jig that replicates the correct angles consistently. Rock & lock on this tight a unit is very un-natural. So, the solution was to install one of Marcus's G-9 adapters that would let me run AR mags but in my case, I would only do it if I could modify the receiver and BHO to function off Stock, UN cut ASC AR mags. And that is what you see on this pup. For this to be reality, it takes no more than 1 hour of machine work on the receiver and some minor reconfiguration of the bolt hold open plate. And these mods will not hinder the rifles function in the least if one were to put the stock fixed 10 round box back on the receiver. Marcus has all the technical machine operations needed to run the G-9 adapter with factory stock AR mags. In addition to the receiver mods for this, the drop free bolt mod is slightly different since the bolt needs to be narrowed a tad more and the length of the cut needs to be lengthened slightly so as to effect a clean pick up of cartridges from the un cut AR mag. Also, the inherit design of the AR mag with its straight body on top of its curved portion, demands a pair of 5 & 7 O-clock feed ramps be cut into the chamber face. Otherwise, when the follower gets light pressure under the forward part of the cartridges, the bullet tip will stab the chamber face just below the chamber mouth. The AR chamber face configuration does not suffer from this problem since its ramped lugs pitch the bullet up into the chamber right from the git go. The other issue I had to resolve was what was to be used as a folding rear sight that would be rock solid yet able to move left & right for windage so I could pre align the base so my knob adjustment could maintain center of the protective wings. The pictures show the solution with 2 belly screws threw the ladder sight, once loosened allows the sight base to move left or right threw oblong cut screw holes in the aluminum base body. Personally, I'm not a fan of bull pups in general but this is something my son wanted to play with so this one is as practical a shooter as I could have made it. The barrel is just a tad over 16" and it does in fact shoot where you point it!
  6. Seems to me when I was on the High walker informational, he had a very healthy Paw Paw growing between his garden and house. If I remember right, he said a good amount of sun is needed to bring out any good size in the fruit. After seeing his tree, I'v also wanted to try growing a couple. Its that illusive long list of to do things........
  7. I cant speak on the Henrys but I can on the other 2 contenders in 357. I have a 70's Marlin 1894 in 44mag and after a few smoothing up tweeks its a 100 % keeper. I wouldn't own a cross bolt safety gun..... ever. The in your face safety button is a stark reminder of why 64 million people and numerous dead had voted for Hillary. A blatant reminder of a degenerating society. That said, The Marlin is by far the easiest to take apart and really give it a good cleaning. The bolt comes out of the gun for a straight threw ram rod cleaning with just removing the lever pivot screw. On the other hand, the Rossi 92 has by far the slickest lever motion ever designed by the genius of John Browning. The Marlin doesn't come close the Winchester 92 design in "feeling" the action rip threw its cycles. But be for warned, pulling the bolt out of a 92 is pain in the jack ass. There is only one sequence of parts removal and a number of parts MUST be position just right to allow the said parts to be removed. Good thing the design can handle quite a lot of fouling because of its poor take down design when compared to the Marlin.
  8. I all ways hoped Shaw or some other barrel makers would have offered .224 smooth bore barrels just for custom builds. Now if Henry wants to nearly double the effective range of that gun, I personally would take it in 22mag. I'v dusted a lot of wasp nests and a few hornet nest if range was right with 22mag shot. Smooth bore would be outstanding in the mag. Doing hornets with the mag has the power to blow the crap out of their nest..... close up, but clearly chancy at best. 25 feet with the mag and they are worm meat and you are absolutely safe. Good idea, but it should have been the mag. Carpenter bees are a lot of fun with a revolver but the spread makes for a lot of dead on misses. The 22LR isn't even close to the shreading power of its big brother
  9. OK, they certainly look like mag pulls that faired well in the drop test but for me, the sight picture just plain ol sucks with my eyes. I couldn't get used to them.
  10. After seeing the around $700 price tag on the web, yup the last owner hung those cheezy things on a 700 dollar gun!, Go figure....
  11. My son traded a couple of basic guns for this Kel-Tech and I got to shoot it today. I didn't know what to think about it at first but hey, the thing is pretty well built. I was quit surprised and it shot very well. My only gripe is I would opt for much better aluminum flip up sights over the blocky plastic pop ups that came on the gun. This gun gets a thumbs up for a hi cap survival piece.
  12. ^ Yeah, When I tried to patent a free floating adjustable gas system for the AK designed rifle, I found out how bad the US patent office has choked off the small guy. A 20 year patent would have cost me cost $18,000 in "maintenance fees". And that's after all the up front costs of getting the application threw approval and out of Pending. I found out after about $1400 spent, they really didn't want to approve this kind of patent. After my failure..... they came out with a new category of filers. Its called "Micro" business filer. the cheapest way to file used to be under "small entity" that would have less than 50 employees. The New Micro entity got the fees cut in half for filing with having less than 3 employees. They have a "web" application process that one of the officers at the USPTO warned me not to use. He told me to ignore that and use the mail in paper method. Doing the entire process aside from the professional diagram prints, would have cost me over $20K to own a patent. Clearly, the "file your own patent avenue at the USPTO" is purely PR. https://www.uspto.gov/learning-and-resources/fees-and-payment/uspto-fee-schedule#Patent Maintenance Fee Since my attempt some 15 years ago, they have cut the fees considerably for Small entity when they added Micro.
  13. In 1942 a guy named Bill Ruger liked the design so much, he converted one to a semi auto.
  14. About 10 years ago a friend of mine bought AR10T brand new. The gun had serious failure to eject. Like not ONE ejection. He was using "90"s LC mil ball ammo. Some PMC actually left the action. I went over EVERTHING from gas port, gas tube, Locking lug clocking, bolt, recoil spring, everything effecting ejection. Eventualy I got it to eject FM military ammo that happens to be the hottest x51 i'v ever had. He sent it back to the factory and it came back exactly like it was sent with no issues found! He sold that POS. What a turd. If you want a real battle rifle, get a FAL. they will eat anything you stuff in the mag. hot, cold...... whatever.
  15. Well, I did find out it has a leaf spring for its main spring but cant find and internal pictures. Heres a target model. yeah a target model without a wide spur hammer & trigger. IDK...... Good Luck to them and the snake fanatics with the extra $$$. https://www.shootingillustrated.com/articles/2019/9/7/new-for-2019-colt-king-cobra-target/

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