RotoMetals2RepackboxMidSouth Shooters SupplyLee Precision
ADvertise hereInline FabricationWidenersTitan Reloading

Tab Content
  • pietro's Avatar
    07-09-2020, 12:34 PM
    pietro replied to a thread Pumps are fun! in Rimfire Area
    . At one time or another over the past 50 years, I've owned/shot/hunted with several different slide/pump action .22 rifles. None have had a scope, a few had tang sights, and the remainder open/iron barrel sights. They were: Savage 1914...
    37 replies | 7059 view(s)
  • pietro's Avatar
    07-08-2020, 09:42 PM
    . https://www.cabelas.com/shop/en/leupold-rm-scope-rings-for-ruger-sako-cz?lcab.rdr=TRUE https://www.opticsplanet.com/ruger-riflescope-mounts-rings-and-bases.html https://warnescopemounts.com/product/14r7-30mm-ruger-m77-fixed-medium-rings/...
    4 replies | 156 view(s)
  • pietro's Avatar
    07-06-2020, 10:21 AM
    . +4 - Send the entire box back to Hornady, including the damaged brass. It looks like a factory overload or wrong powder to me. :shock: I'm glad that nobody was hurt, just startled. :smile: .
    20 replies | 952 view(s)
  • pietro's Avatar
    07-02-2020, 07:04 PM
    pietro replied to a thread creep in Savage model 99 in Leverguns
    . You can improve the model 99 trigger, but it can't be made to perform like a bolt action rifle trigger. A good polishing on both mating surfaces and a little grease goes a long way to improve the trigger on a model 99. That said, here ya...
    8 replies | 418 view(s)
  • pietro's Avatar
    06-29-2020, 11:01 AM
    AHA ! ! Defacing Government property, eh ? . ;) .
    13 replies | 1490 view(s)
  • pietro's Avatar
    06-29-2020, 10:57 AM
    . Roy, I fear you're gonna need a longer belt, because it already has so many notches in it ! Yet another excellent result from a project by you - CONGRATS ! ! .
    37 replies | 9799 view(s)
  • pietro's Avatar
    06-28-2020, 06:28 PM
    . Just be aware that the plastic loading port door on the m-55 single shot .22 is a high-mortality rate item - I ALWAYS kept a spare on hand. I've owned 3 of them over the past 50 years, but by the time my Son was old enough to shoot, I didn't...
    13 replies | 1490 view(s)
  • pietro's Avatar
    06-28-2020, 10:14 AM
    pietro replied to a thread H&R Handi in Single Shot Guns
    . Wiki says: H&R built flare guns during World War I and a variety of firearms, including the Reising M50 submachine gun, during World War II. H&R was granted a contract to produce the M1 rifle during the Korean War, but the first deliveries...
    11 replies | 1458 view(s)
  • pietro's Avatar
    06-28-2020, 10:01 AM
    . Very thoughtful - good on you ! ! Now it might be the time to put the cherry on top of your work and try checkering the stock (although I haven't been very good at it myself) .
    130 replies | 18083 view(s)
  • pietro's Avatar
    06-27-2020, 10:37 AM
    While this is the God's honest truth, as an alternative you can also use the EASY button and forego using LR ammo in it, in favor of limiting it's diet to .22S only. .
    15 replies | 399 view(s)
  • pietro's Avatar
    06-27-2020, 10:30 AM
    pietro replied to a thread 1873, 1892, 1894 in Leverguns
    . No disrespect, fellas, but bigted is concerned about chamber size, and not bore size. For myself, I (alas) have no answer for his chamber size question. :bigsmyl2: .
    17 replies | 876 view(s)
  • pietro's Avatar
    06-27-2020, 10:24 AM
    . Nice work, Texas - before fooling with the aperture size, I would respectfully suggest you simply unscrew/remove the aperture and shoot through the resulting "ghost ring". You should find target acquisition much faster, with only a minor...
    130 replies | 18083 view(s)
  • pietro's Avatar
    06-22-2020, 10:36 AM
    pietro replied to a thread Savage 219/220 in Single Shot Guns
    I would opine that, back when these rifle were introduced, scopes with 3/4" or 7/8" tubes were more prolific (and less expensive) than scopes with 1" tubes - so, Weaver went with the trends of the day. Also, the side mounts are quickly stamped...
    15 replies | 487 view(s)
  • pietro's Avatar
    06-22-2020, 10:27 AM
    . M-220 shotgun barrels are of a larger diameter than M-219 rifle barrels, although, as you found out, some are close, but no cigar. IIRC, M-219 rifle barrels are the same OD, so you would need to either find M-29 rifle forend wood (the FE...
    1 replies | 105 view(s)
  • pietro's Avatar
    06-21-2020, 08:15 PM
    pietro replied to a thread shipping a milsurp in Military Rifles
    . The best of luck with your sale ! :) .
    12 replies | 1139 view(s)
  • pietro's Avatar
    06-21-2020, 10:12 AM
    pietro replied to a thread Savage 219/220 in Single Shot Guns
    . There are different versions of both the M-219 & M-220, and all barrels are NOT interchangeable. There are Model 219's, 219B's 219C's & 219L's. The Model 220 has a similar, but non-identical progression of "improved" models. The earliest...
    15 replies | 487 view(s)
  • pietro's Avatar
    06-21-2020, 10:07 AM
    pietro replied to a thread shipping a milsurp in Military Rifles
    . You can ship/mail your C&R rifle to any purchaser in your state, but must ship/mail to only an FFL or C&R holder in other states. YOU only need to check your state law to determine if you can ship w/o using an FFL/C&R holder on your end. ...
    12 replies | 1139 view(s)
  • pietro's Avatar
    06-20-2020, 09:36 AM
    pietro replied to a thread Cricket .22 kids rifle in Rimfire Area
    . Pretty much the same action, but the Chipmunk has a barrel reinforce contour that makes it look more like a shrunken CF rifle. .
    18 replies | 1842 view(s)
  • pietro's Avatar
    06-20-2020, 09:28 AM
    . I just hope that some nimrod doesn't shoot at the hair if their vision of you is obscured by brush. Nice work BTW...….. .
    5 replies | 869 view(s)
  • pietro's Avatar
    06-17-2020, 06:14 PM
    . The problem with converting a Favorite to CF, even cat sneeze loads, is that sometime in the future some innocent may be grieviously harmed when/if they unknowingly fire factory CF ammo in it after the converter/owner loses control of the rifle...
    29 replies | 1226 view(s)
  • pietro's Avatar
    06-17-2020, 12:32 PM
    From Frank De Haas, aka Mr. Single Shot. It's not only about bolt face thrust, it's also about the malleable iron actions/breechblocks and the internals not being particularly strong, which will result in the action shooting loose shortly with...
    29 replies | 1226 view(s)
  • pietro's Avatar
    06-16-2020, 03:37 PM
    . FWIW In both my and Mr. Single Shot's (Frank deHaas) opinion, the Stevens Favorites are too weak for a CF conversion, and "iffy" for .22WRM. .
    29 replies | 1226 view(s)
  • pietro's Avatar
    06-16-2020, 03:28 PM
    . Dixie Gun Works has new/repro Winchester ladder rear sights in stock, and will ship out of the USA: https://www.dixiegunworks.com/index/page/product/product_id/7593/category_id/590/product_name/EP1930+WINCH+CARBINE+REAR+SIGHT+LATE Their...
    7 replies | 379 view(s)
  • pietro's Avatar
    06-16-2020, 03:21 PM
    FYI, fiber-optic sights are available in several different colors (and dot sizes) by various manufacturers for folks with different color perceptions. I have FO sights in red, amber, green & yellow & with both "fine" (1/16") and coarse (3/32")...
    27 replies | 1210 view(s)
  • pietro's Avatar
    06-15-2020, 09:48 AM
    . Realtree is a hydrographic float-on patterned paint coating, so you can simply paint over it. A visit to the local WallyWorld's spray paint section should give you a choice of a matte black outdoor paint, like Krylon. .
    10 replies | 506 view(s)
  • pietro's Avatar
    06-14-2020, 03:39 PM
    . In keeping with the K.I.S.S. principle, I would suggest a Williams Gun Sight Co Firesight set (Front & rear) for Marlin & Winchester leverguns. ...
    27 replies | 1210 view(s)
  • pietro's Avatar
    06-14-2020, 10:58 AM
    . Re-bore gunsmiths like Jess will only re-bore a .308" barrel to .358" if, after the re-bore, the remaining barrel wall thickness = .125" Ergo, .358" + .125" + .125" = .608", the minimum barrel OD @ the muzzle for ANY re-bore to .358" ...
    14 replies | 1836 view(s)
  • pietro's Avatar
    06-13-2020, 10:11 AM
    pietro replied to a thread Cricket .22 kids rifle in Rimfire Area
    . I bought a new Chipmunk for my then-new oldest Grandson to learn shooting as soon as he was able to hold it. The hardest thing for him was attaining the strength/grasp to cock it. Today, 28 years pater, he still has it - his wife has...
    18 replies | 1842 view(s)
No More Results
About pietro

Basic Information

Age
77
About pietro
Location:
New England
Interests:
Guns & hunting
Occupation:
Retired

Signature


Experience is a wonderful thing - It lets you recognize a mistake, when you make it again.

Statistics


Total Posts
Total Posts
4,044
Posts Per Day
0.90
General Information
Join Date
03-28-2008
Referrals
0

1 Friend

  1. ClassicCannons ClassicCannons is offline

    Cannon's & Mortars

    ClassicCannons
Showing Friends 1 to 1 of 1
Abbreviations used in Reloading

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