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by DonM
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Lever Action
Topic: Long vs Short Barrels
Replies: 4
Views: 167

Re: Long vs Short Barrels

The longer barrels seem to me to be a bit easier to steady shooting from off hand than the carbines.
My chronograph said there's around 150 fps difference in velocity between the 20 in and 24-26 inch barrels on my winchesters.
by DonM
Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Lever Action
Topic: Scoped Lever action silhouette
Replies: 51
Views: 3358

Re: Scoped Lever action silhouette

But that's the beauty of it, should someone actually petition for and get a scope class approved.... If you don't want to set up for it, then don't. :)
by DonM
Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Lever Action
Topic: Scoped Lever action silhouette
Replies: 51
Views: 3358

Re: Scoped Lever action silhouette

DonM scopes back then were at best 1or 2X and two foot long with a 1/2 tube. You want that on your gun be my guest but I'll stick to iron sights. According to the 1916 Winchester catalog page 108, their scopes were available in 3,4 and 5 power. They were also only about 18 inches long. The long Mal...
by DonM
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Lever Action
Topic: Scoped Lever action silhouette
Replies: 51
Views: 3358

Re: Scoped Lever action silhouette

I'm not sure about the "tradition" of no scopes on lever guns. Winchester spent no small amount of advertising for their telescopic sights back before they had any bolt gun other than the Hotckiss. Back in the late 60's and early 70's I spent a considerable amount of time guiding deer hunters in the...
by DonM
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Lever Action
Topic: Scoped Lever action silhouette
Replies: 51
Views: 3358

Re: Scoped Lever action silhouette

Yeh pretty much.. It's not an easy process to bring forward a change in the "class" process, but if someone is passionate enough about that rule change they can certainly pursue it. If that new class does get approved then it's then up to each individual to either gear up for that class , or ignore ...
by DonM
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Lever Action
Topic: Scoped Lever action silhouette
Replies: 51
Views: 3358

Re: Scoped Lever action silhouette

I'm curious to the revolution of a scope class by some. If someone went thru the process to petition the silhouette committee for the addition of a scope class, and if the silhouette committee approved it then it would be a simple matter of choosing to shoot in it or not.. We make the decision all t...
by DonM
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Lever Action
Topic: Scoped Lever action silhouette
Replies: 51
Views: 3358

Re: Scoped Lever action silhouette

If there would be the simple addition of a scope class in Levergun, no changes in the rifle, just a scope to a max 4x added to the rifle, the iron shooters and scope shooters could compete side by side. At the end of the match then recognize the high shooter/shooters in iron and the high shooters in...
by DonM
Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Lever Action
Topic: Scoped Lever action silhouette
Replies: 51
Views: 3358

Re: Scoped Lever action silhouette

4 power max, variable to 4x ok. Max objective lens 40 non adjustable. Standard capped turrets What ever reticle you are comfortable with. Mounts anything that will hold the scope safely on the rifle.. Just really don't see all the falderal about creating a scope class for the lever guns. And before ...
by DonM
Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Club House
Topic: Silhouette Rifle Rules Changes - 2018
Replies: 115
Views: 6613

Re: Silhouette Rifle Rules Changes - 2018

psteiger wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:29 am
Guess I'll have to dig out an old Martini and put a scope on it and try out BPCR. I've got a couple from 1870 -1880 that were converted to 22lr about 1900.
You could probably use that martini in a local match if they had the room, but it's not a "legal" rifle per 22bpcr rules.
by DonM
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Lever Action
Topic: is .356 legal for CLA?
Replies: 23
Views: 1857

Re: is .356 legal for CLA?

So what did the silhouette committee determine last year?
Seems like verbal symantecs with rimmed and semi rimmed. As the only difference between the two types is how far past the case body the rim extends.
by DonM
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Lever Action
Topic: is .356 legal for CLA?
Replies: 23
Views: 1857

Re: is .356 legal for CLA?

And as CLA is NRA sanctioned, then it would seem that the NRA would be the final determination.. and as clear in this article in the Amercian Rifleman, the 356 is described as "rimmed".
https://www.americanrifleman.org/articl ... d-caliber/
by DonM
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Lever Action
Topic: is .356 legal for CLA?
Replies: 23
Views: 1857

Re: is .356 legal for CLA?

Umm , the only place I've seen it described as a semi rimmed is on Wikipedia. Every thing else from the time they first introduced it up until a couple of years ago has called it a rimmed case. Still begs the question, if the 444 marlin is a legal case, why not the 356/307, both use identical rims a...
by DonM
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Lever Action
Topic: is .356 legal for CLA?
Replies: 23
Views: 1857

Re: is .356 legal for CLA?

Not sure why any one would label the 356 or the 307 a "semi rimmed" cartridge.
by DonM
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Lever Action
Topic: is .356 legal for CLA?
Replies: 23
Views: 1857

Re: is .356 legal for CLA?

Form cases for the 356 from 444 marlin.
Would seem to me if the 444 a "legal" cartridge, the 356 and 307 would be too..
by DonM
Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Blackpowder & .22 BPCR
Topic: Opinions please .22 bpcr sights and scopes and bases
Replies: 10
Views: 1120

Re: Opinions please .22 bpcr sights and scopes and bases

Nothing to be sorry about Dick..
We had a DZ, it was a good scope, and the mounts are great, but that 8x was just a bit much for off hand shooting. So we sold it.
Love those B5's and now with them offering more than just the standard cross hair, they are just great.