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  • FergusonTO35's Avatar
    07-19-2017, 08:29 AM
    Everyone has different experiences I suppose. All my Marlins have been flawless, especially my super accurate cheapo Glenfield 30. Anyhow, I'm glad that I finally found a "good" 94 as I love the design.
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    07-18-2017, 10:55 PM
    Glad to hear it! Keep flying the flag for lever actions down there.
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    07-18-2017, 10:53 PM
    I applaud Mossy for trying to do something different with the levergun, but it just ain't for me. I do think a .223/5.56 lever action that used M16 mags would be pretty cool. Henry, are you listening?
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    07-18-2017, 03:33 PM
    Thought I would post an update. The 464 is doing great with 8.8 grains Unique/Lee C309-113-RF. This is supposed to be a .32-20 boolit but it loads and shoots like it was made for the .30 WCF. I don't even use a separate flare die when loading, the...
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    07-18-2017, 11:31 AM
    I just naievely assumed an NIB gun would be perfect. A learning experience I suppose. No, not all of them were junk, I never have said that. What I meant was that far too many went out the door with defects that even a modicum of concern for quality...
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    07-17-2017, 10:41 PM
    I sure would like to add a .375 to the stable. Strangely, you see the Marlins around here much more often than the Winchesters in this cartridge.
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    07-17-2017, 10:36 PM
    Honestly, Winny earned the bad reputation of the post-64 guns. I don't think the average hunter cared one way or another about the new push feed but they sure noticed the new Friday afternoon workmanship they were expected to plunk down hard earned...
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    07-17-2017, 03:22 PM
    My 1894 with micro groove loves the Lee 358-125-RF and 358-158-RF. I run them through the .360 die which really just lubes them and makes sure no funky out of round or oversize slugs get through. Both boolits will take a gas check if you feel the...
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    07-17-2017, 11:59 AM
    Will do. I actually prefer Marlins but I sure do like the 94. The first one I had was bought brand new in 2002. It was a good shooter and accounted for many deer. Unfortunately the build quality was so bad you would swear it was made by Chrysler in...
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    07-16-2017, 11:10 PM
    My sister carries an original style P95, she won't carry anything else. I had a later model 95 for a few years. Good gun that never let me down. I was disappointed when Ruger dropped it in favor of the SR series, I think that was a step backwards....
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    07-16-2017, 11:00 PM
    A P6 was my first bottom feeder. Great pistol, came with factory case, two mags, and test target for a whopping $279.95 about 10 years ago. More accurate than I could hold, even with cheapo combloc ammo. As a bonus, Promags worked perfectly in it....
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    07-16-2017, 10:42 PM
    Not on a 20" barrel with full mag tube. I hunt with lever actions on my feet in the thick woods so a tang sight offers no advantage anyway.
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    07-16-2017, 07:20 PM
    Thanks, I sure will. I've always loved 94's but Winchester's awful quality control burned me on the first one I had, a 2002 model bought brand new. I figger if this one rolled off the line the same year I did it's gotta be good!
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    07-16-2017, 02:37 PM
    Another view.
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    07-16-2017, 02:34 PM
    Went to the fun store Friday to look around and they had a nice Winchester 94 .30-30 in stock. It is in really nice shape other than a few scratches in the wood and a small chip in the toe of the stock. This rifle is straight old school: no...
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    07-10-2017, 09:42 PM
    I find that Federal primers and Bullseye powder are nearly always the most accurate combo in any pistol cartridge. Not necessarily the fastest, but nearly always the most consistent velocity which really helps the accuracy.
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    07-10-2017, 09:35 PM
    Love me some .38 Specials. It's a dandy cartridge in a long gun too, like shooting a 158 grain .22!!
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    07-04-2017, 01:47 PM
    I don't think Dolmar/Makita/Dolkita/Makmar whatever is going to save much money by doing away with the Dolmar name. Where exactly is the cost savings? There can't be that much in just decals and advertising signage. They consolidated Dolmar and...
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    07-03-2017, 11:23 AM
    Good idea, will do. I have an article somewhere written by two guys who ran law mower engines on dino gas, E10,E85, and pure ethanol and measured things such as combustion temperature. They found that, as the E content gets higher the more rich your...
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    07-01-2017, 09:05 AM
    KFD- I apologize for the poor choice of words. I didn't mean that firefighters literally don't care about whether their equipment works or not. I simply meant that they, like nearly everyone else, aren't small engine nuts like me and so it makes...
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    06-30-2017, 09:09 PM
    Well fudge, looks like my Dolmar is on the endangered species list. According to their website, Makita is merging Dolmar into their own brand. I so don't get it. I know Makita is a respected maker of power tools but they ain't fooling anybody, they...
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    06-30-2017, 12:19 PM
    Star Tron is really good, been using that one mostly for a few years now. Only requires a third of an ounce per gallon, I use half an ounce for four strokes and a full ounce for oil burners.
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    06-30-2017, 12:10 PM
    Same reason most PD's use Glock. Most firefighters are not mechanics nor do they necessarily tinker with small engines for a hobby. They also don't personally own those pieces of equipment, so as long as it works they don't think about it. So, it...
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    06-30-2017, 08:33 AM
    I will, however you may be waiting a long time. On the other hand, I remember many people back in the days of "pure" gas who were buying new mowers and weedeaters every other year or so due to gummed up fuel systems and they figured the machine was...
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    06-29-2017, 10:22 PM
    I've been using E10 with fuel stabilizer in all my yard and farm machines for years now with great results. I use stabilizer year round and do not run it dry at the end of the year. The only time I have to do anything for the fuel system is change...
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    06-29-2017, 09:44 AM
    As far as I can tell, all the Stihl dealers here also offer service, however some put more effort into it than others. In any event I doubt I will be buying one soon as I am really happy with the Dolmar 5105 so far. While looking for carburetor...
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    06-27-2017, 10:38 PM
    Them's fightin' words to my ears!!
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    06-27-2017, 04:36 PM
    Hmm, you like 'em orange. So, are you a Kubota or Allis-Chalmers guy?
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    06-27-2017, 09:02 AM
    A well made 50cc with a 20" bar is just right for my "big" saw. It'll handle anything on my property no problem, of course some trees will be slower than others. Yes, I could get all my cutting needs done with only my Echo CS-400 but what fun is...
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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check