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Firearms Forum: Optics & Mounts 10-17-2013, 05:59 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,233
Posted By blackhawk44
Fernando/Triumphman, one mile is 5280 feet / 3...

Fernando/Triumphman, one mile is 5280 feet / 3 feet = 1760 yards.
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 10-08-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,409
Posted By blackhawk44
Steel frame for very heavy usage. Alloy frame...

Steel frame for very heavy usage. Alloy frame for carry and general usage. Kimber Pro Carry. Have carried and used one for 15 years with above average use and it has yet to malfunction. Couple of...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 10-08-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,160
Posted By blackhawk44
Saw that you are a newbie to handloading. The...

Saw that you are a newbie to handloading. The .460 should be reserved for the more advanced handloaders. It performs within rather narrow limits. I believe that the 10mm would allow the...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 01-19-2013, 06:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 574
Posted By blackhawk44
Look at your decapping die again. I am...

Look at your decapping die again. I am reasonably sure you will see that its marked somewhere as a sizer. If that is true, you are set to go. A good powder scale and you are ready. A powder...
Firearms Forum: Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection 12-30-2012, 06:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,178
Posted By blackhawk44
Buffalo Bore has had the time and equipment to do...

Buffalo Bore has had the time and equipment to do the needed testing. His experience pretty well parallels mine. I keep something like a BB or Silvertip in the chamber of my pocket autos and fill...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 12-30-2012, 06:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 621
Posted By blackhawk44
Speer, Sierra and Hornady offer them. Check with...

Speer, Sierra and Hornady offer them. Check with the larger suppliers such as Graf & Son, Midway, Natchez and MidSouth.
Firearms Forum: Optics & Mounts 12-30-2012, 06:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,557
Posted By blackhawk44
Count me in for a fixed 4x. I've had a Leupold...

Count me in for a fixed 4x. I've had a Leupold 4x on my .308 BLR since 1974 and have never felt a need for anything more. It has been good enough for everything from 50 feet to almost 300 yards. ...
Firearms Forum: Blackpowder & Musket 10-31-2012, 06:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,654
Posted By blackhawk44
eaglesnester-"1in66 twist is strictly a round...

eaglesnester-"1in66 twist is strictly a round ball rifle. U can try bullets however you will probably experience inaccuracy and key holing beyond 35 meters or so."

Respectfully, my experience has...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 10-01-2012, 05:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 250
Posted By blackhawk44
Have been reloading over 45 years and after...

Have been reloading over 45 years and after trying various lubes for a few years I finally found Imperial Sizing Die Wax and haven't felt the need to try anything else since.
Firearms Forum: General Handgun Discussion 10-01-2012, 05:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,374
Posted By blackhawk44
Again, the Ruger 22/45 is far more accurate and...

Again, the Ruger 22/45 is far more accurate and reliable than either the Ruger R22 or the Walther.
Firearms Forum: General Handgun Discussion 10-01-2012, 05:32 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,467
Posted By blackhawk44
Bond Arms is by far the best quality but they are...

Bond Arms is by far the best quality but they are larger and heavier than a J frame Smith and far slower to get into action as cocking their heavy single action is quite distracting. There are a...
Firearms Forum: Revolver Handguns 09-30-2012, 07:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,045
Posted By blackhawk44
Look at the late model Colts for yourself. I...

Look at the late model Colts for yourself. I think you will be pleasantly surprised at the quality. I have two 3rd generations and they are the full equal of the 2nd generation that I bought in...
Firearms Forum: Revolver Handguns 09-29-2012, 12:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,045
Posted By blackhawk44
Sadly, USFA has basically ceased production and...

Sadly, USFA has basically ceased production and is assembling a few standard model from parts inventory.
Firearms Forum: Revolver Handguns 09-06-2012, 06:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 918
Posted By blackhawk44
Check to see if you can get the .45 ACP cylinder...

Check to see if you can get the .45 ACP cylinder also. That would add to your ammo options with all of the cheap bulk import ammo around.
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 08-28-2012, 05:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 603
Posted By blackhawk44
You may have to degrease the stem and its collet...

You may have to degrease the stem and its collet then retighten.
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 08-28-2012, 05:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,264
Posted By blackhawk44
According to industry figures from a year or so...

According to industry figures from a year or so back, Kimber sells almost as many 1911's as all of the other manufacturers combined. Bought my Pro Carry used 8 years ago and am still waiting for the...
Firearms Forum: Blackpowder & Musket 08-22-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,654
Posted By blackhawk44
If memory serves, they were from the late 70's to...

If memory serves, they were from the late 70's to mid-80's. They were offered as both complete and in kit form. My .50 was complete while my .58 was someone's 80% finished kit.
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 08-21-2012, 06:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 510
Posted By blackhawk44
The snakeshot will make sure that your intruder...

The snakeshot will make sure that your intruder will live to sue you into oblivion for destroying his eyesight with the tiny pellets. An intruder entering an occupied residence is not simply a...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 08-20-2012, 04:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 911
Posted By blackhawk44
Drill a hole in the bench before mounting the...

Drill a hole in the bench before mounting the press and find an appropriate cork to stop the hole until ready to empty. Mine is mounted on a 1x6 with a hole and cork and clamped to the bench. Only...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 08-20-2012, 03:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,189
Posted By blackhawk44
Smart choice.

Smart choice.
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 08-20-2012, 03:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 336
Posted By blackhawk44
Get a Mossberg 500 12ga and load with #2 buck for...

Get a Mossberg 500 12ga and load with #2 buck for indoor use. They are not that expensive. That .223 could injure folks blocks away.
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 08-20-2012, 03:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,677
Posted By blackhawk44
Ditto on the .223. Accurate, no recoil, ammo...

Ditto on the .223. Accurate, no recoil, ammo cheap enough for a lot of practice.
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 08-20-2012, 03:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 628
Posted By blackhawk44
For "just in case" and fun shooting, a Rossi in...

For "just in case" and fun shooting, a Rossi in .357. .38 and .358 ammo cheap enough to become proficient and plenty of power for deer to 100 yards. I've had several pistol caliber Marlins and...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 08-20-2012, 03:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 628
Posted By blackhawk44
What is the intended use of this levergun?

What is the intended use of this levergun?
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 08-20-2012, 03:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 908
Posted By blackhawk44
I have had three Marlins in .357 and .44 and got...

I have had three Marlins in .357 and .44 and got rid of all of them. To me, all three had a finicky feed cycle and would leave deep gouges in the brass (a no-no for a handloader). I understand that...
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