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  • Retired Deputy Sheriff. Semi retired gunsmith of over 43 years.
  • Barstow area, Kalifornia
  • Shooting, hunting, camping, re-loading, R/C cars and boats
  • Mostly retired, working in my shop,welding/fabricating,gunsmithing.


  • Posted in thread: Shot my best group today on 09-20-2014 at 06:22 AM
    Very nice group. It's always great when you shoot your personal best. Whatever it may

  • Posted in thread: Ruger 44 ! on 08-29-2014 at 05:19 PM
    I too like my .44s for hunting. The Ruger is carried in a western rig stoked with 240gr hard
    cast SWCs over 20.0gr of 2400 and used when I'm woods hunting where the shots rarely exceed 50
    yards. The S...

  • Posted in thread: Wildcat Cartridges. on 08-24-2014 at 04:33 PM
    My favorite go to bolt rifle for hunting is my 30-06AI built on a Mauser action. It was the
    first rifle that I built for myself back in the early 70s for deer and elk. Still going strong

  • Posted in thread: Wildcat Cartridges. on 08-24-2014 at 04:20 PM
    Wildcats? well, we HAD a bunch of .50 BMG brass, but all we had was some .22 and .17 caliber
    bullets, SO...........143858:p:D:);):rolleyes:Talk about "Over-Bore". Has to be the most
    over-bore cartridg...

  • Posted in thread: Straightening rifle barrel. on 08-18-2014 at 01:10 AM
    Slight bends are one thing and can be corrected. That is not a slight bend and in my opinion as
    a gunsmith (over 45 years), it is not safe. Find a replacement barrel, they are out

  • Posted in thread: do you train in bad light sometimes? on 07-10-2014 at 11:05 PM
    I always read and hear about the so called arm chair experts stating that you need better
    sights, IE: night sights, etc. For home defense this is "NOT" the case. You know your home
    better than anyone ...

  • Posted in thread: New Frontier on the way! on 07-02-2014 at 10:43 PM
    Nice find Bob, looks to be in great shape.Jim.........

  • Posted in thread: Marlin 60 cleaning on 07-01-2014 at 09:32 PM
    Mineral spirits in my parts cleaning tank and compressed air work just fine for cleaning. As
    for lube, a light mix of Mobile-1 and Marvel Mystery Oil works great with all excess blown away
    with compre...

  • Posted in thread: single action revolver question on 07-01-2014 at 06:25 PM
    Cylinder bolt timing is not correct. More likely due to wear. Easily correctable by a competent

  • Posted in thread: Bought a welder, let the projects begin on 07-01-2014 at 06:06 PM
    DYI-guy, once you get started with your welder, your projects will be never ending.Jim.......

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