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    always a fan of your shooting... but love those other pictures. land makes me happy. :-)

    now about that eye work= was that $4600 for EACH eye? or does that cover both of them?

    cause if it lets me avoid glasses? would pay for itself in the long run.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sdk1968 View Post
    always a fan of your shooting... but love those other pictures. land makes me happy. :-)

    now about that eye work= was that $4600 for EACH eye? or does that cover both of them?

    cause if it lets me avoid glasses? would pay for itself in the long run.
    Hey Sean. The $4600 covered both eyes. It's like starting over with a new set. Best $ I ever spent! When I was shooting the Mosin I felt the yellow paint I dabbed on the front sight was hurting more than helping so it's going away.

    Anyone else here grow up watching the Westerns on Sat. morning? I've always wanted a lever action cowboy rifle but never had one. Like Ralphie from "A Christmas Story" I started with a Red Ryder I got for xmas but won't count that. Fixed that today and got one to go with my single six. A Rossi 92. Here's my un-fired, out of the box review.
    Wood is unremarkable, but has a good fit. Metal finish is real nice. Maybe a little over-board on the butt plate as it has an almost mirror shine. Trigger has a little creep before let-off at a guessed 5.5/6lb. which I'm happy with. "Most" reviews I've read about these complain about a rough action. Yep, they're spot on. It was so tight it hurt to cycle it, so I put it on the "accelerated wear" program lol! Shot it up good with RemOil, grabbed a leather glove, and racked it for the second half of the Army/Mich. game. Probably has 2k rounds of wear without firing a shot but it racks real nice now. I wanted a 16" barrel, but nobody in the country has one. This has the 20" and it balances nice so brought it home. The only thing I don't care for is that rear buckhorn sight, but haven't shot it so not sure. I have a hard time not wrenching on my toys so maybe a Tang peep sight will be tried. If any of you are shooting one of these and have some ideas I'm all ears. I've got a bunch of practice rounds loaded for the GP100 so I'll try those first.

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    just means you wont be John Wayneing it to cock it under your arm. LOL (dont worry i cant do that with my 16" version either)

    it doesnt "look" long like a 20" on most guns. makes for a nice pair!

    what cal did you go with?
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    That is a nice pair. They look right together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sdk1968 View Post
    just means you wont be John Wayneing it to cock it under your arm. LOL (dont worry i cant do that with my 16" version either)

    it doesnt "look" long like a 20" on most guns. makes for a nice pair!

    what cal did you go with?
    It's a .38/.357Mag. I'm all set for loading those. I don't have anything in .44 or .45Colt so not interested in those calibers. I've got lots of .357 brass and will use that. Be interesting to see if it will feed a wadcutter. I doubt it will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don in IA View Post
    It's a .38/.357Mag.
    same here.... mine feeds 357 perfectly. 38special most of the time.
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    Interesting day at the range this morning. Started with the Mosin accy. project. When I pulled it apart to clean out the rest of that unburned powder, I noticed the action had a loose fit it the stock. So I cut a couple shims out of card stock to put in the recoil lug recess so it had a tight press fit going back together. Shimming the Enfield is what finally got that to shoot groups instead of patterns, so lets see what happens. I know you're only supposed to change 1 thing at a time with a project like this, but I also took the yellow paint off the front sight. Now that I can see again, todays sight picture was better without the paint.
    Same load as last time. Group was .150" bigger today, but the biggest change was POI. Used the rear sight at 200yd last time, but today the group was a little higher with the rear sight at 100yd.

    Then I tested the extractor on Dad's .22. No joy. It was extracting unfired rounds in the basement, but the fired rounds with more grip in the chamber wouldn't pull out. Damn, more fiddly bench work in my future lol!

    Then it was time to see what this lever action, 19th century assault rifle game is all about. Ammo shot today was mostly GP100 practice loads of 125g RNFP over 4.4g HP38 in .357 brass. Took 15rds. to find elevation which ended up on the 4th step. I then proceeded to blast away at clay pigeons on the berm, which is what I bought this for. You know, fun shooting, just blowing stuff up lol! It's not exactly a tack driver with this load, but it's new and first load tried. Windage was about 3-4" left which didn't help, but I be damned if I didn't hit the first pigeon! Laughing and the happy dance ensued! Of course it went downhill from there and only hit 4 more with the last 14rds. I had left. First shooting impressions. Nice trigger. No work needed there. Ran 100% with the RNFP's. I read these can be sensitive to cartridge OAL, but it ate and ejected these just fine. Launches ejected brass at 4 to 6 O'clock 6/7 feet back. Lost 1 in the grass behind the bench. Gonna need more shine lol! The brass bead on the front sight is big. It covered the grey circle on the Zombie target so the Red Cross was sitting on top of it for the sight picture. As I thought, I'm not a fan of the rear buckhorn sight. I'm in search of something to replace it that is also windage adjustable to avoid having to drift the front sight. Any ideas there??? All in all, I'm extremely pleased with this rifle! It's a keeper so on to load development. I have a box of coated 125 RNFP's so it's time to amp the loads up. Last I grabbed 4 full house loads to see how much higher POI would be compared to the sub-sonic practice stuff. Yep, a lot higher. POA was the .22 orange dot.

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    It quit raining just as the Packers game ended, so I went to the range for some pistol practice. Started with the 9mm, shooting some 124g TC cast over 4.2g of HP38. This pistol has the opposite problem of the .38 Snub. Shoots this load way low. After finding the KY elevation, (non adj. sights suck lol), I got it hitting paper. Only 1 FTE out of the 50 box which was probably worn brass related.
    Then I wanted to see what the red HI-VIZ sight bead would do on the .38 Snub. It worked as well as I'd hoped. Lowered POI and made for a nice sight picture. The red dot was easy to see in the milled out channel of the rear sight. Worked good enough I'm going to nail it down with a dab of JB Weld. Load today was 148g WC's over 3.5g of HP38. Grouped better than the 9mm pattern, and I'll swap 100% reliability for capacity any day.
    Brass picking was good. Found a few .45acp, a box worth of once fired WW .30-06 for the 03A3, and a bunch of .350 Legend which look like a .30 Carbine on steroids. Bet that round would turn an AR15 platform into a deer/hog hunter.

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    ... It's dead!

    I didn't take pics, but I also shot my J frame for the first time in 5+ years today. The J frame is my regular carry weapon*. I'm not experienced in double action, but with an Apex Tactical Trigger kit, in double action I can still hit an 8.5 x 11" piece of paper very reliably @ 15 yards. In my 1911 @ the same distance I can do a 3" group easily. I got lots of practice in my future with double action revolver... a 686 delux with rubber grips and a 4" barrel is in my future... but it's not on the democratic ban list so it hasn't been a priority lately.

    *Yes, I know I should have been shooting it more frequently, but every time it comes out my piece of paper is dead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moya034 View Post
    ... It's dead!

    I didn't take pics, but I also shot my J frame for the first time in 5+ years today. The J frame is my regular carry weapon*. I'm not experienced in double action, but with an Apex Tactical Trigger kit, in double action I can still hit an 8.5 x 11" piece of paper very reliably @ 15 yards. In my 1911 @ the same distance I can do a 3" group easily. I got lots of practice in my future with double action revolver... a 686 delux with rubber grips and a 4" barrel is in my future... but it's not on the democratic ban list so it hasn't been a priority lately.

    *Yes, I know I should have been shooting it more frequently, but every time it comes out my piece of paper is dead.
    Hey moya034. Those .38 snub's are fun! I obviously need regular practice with it. When I can get a 6" group at 15yds. every time that's all it needs to do. After all, a pistol only needs to get you to your rifle. Keep us up to date with your 1919 project.

    Another beautiful day at the range. Started with the Mosin. Another batch of the Berry 150FP's over 16.3g of 2400, and tried those bullets with a new powder, Shooters World Buffalo Rifle, which is old Accurate 5744. The 2400 load shined again today! Minus the one I always pull it went 1.5" That load is ready for 100yd. The SW-BR was close. Shot a little higher so was going a little faster. Need to shoot these over the screens to check speed. Then I tried some of those 165g FP's in pop can loads of SW-AP, 8.2 and 9g. 9g was too fast and the group turned into a pattern lol! Need to slow those down some.

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    Then on to the M92. Got the first test loads of the 125g RNFP's ready. 5/5.5g HP38, 5/5.5g SW-UP, and 6/6.5g SW-AP. Need to shoot the HP38 loads again as I had a sight picture problem. Discovered I'm just not a fan of brass bead/buckhorn sights. The brass bead "completely" fills the notch in the rear sight making windage tough to judge. The bead is also too big, totally covering the black spot on the target. After shooting the HP38 loads with crap results, I set the bead in the notch, and the black spot on top of the bead for the 6'Oclock hold I'm used to and got better results. I'm only looking for "minute of clay pigeon" on the 50yd berm with this rifle. This one is for fun. I have plenty of bolt guns for target shooting. Looks like the SW-UP loads are close to what I need from this rifle. Notice the cave man sight adj. tools lol! Now a question about these sights. Would you put an optic on a lever action? I see NOE has a pic rail for these. It's already drilled and tapped under the rear sight, and I have the red dot on the M4 I could put on this.

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