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by Rimfire McNutjob
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Introduced: Tesla Electric Pickup Truck
Replies: 45
Views: 1485

Re: Introduced: Tesla Electric Pickup Truck

Grizz wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:01 pm
Rimfire McNutjob wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:17 pm
Sort of like a Chevy Avalanche but redesigned by someone who watched a few too many Lost in Space episodes.
I was thinking about the stealth qualities. No more speeding tickets?
Yeah, it's got the angles ... now it just needs an absorbtive coating in the right bands.
by Rimfire McNutjob
Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Introduced: Tesla Electric Pickup Truck
Replies: 45
Views: 1485

Re: Introduced: Tesla Electric Pickup Truck

Sort of like a Chevy Avalanche but redesigned by someone who watched a few too many Lost in Space episodes.
by Rimfire McNutjob
Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mule Deer With An Original 1894 Takedown 32-40
Replies: 30
Views: 588

Re: Mule Deer With An Original 1894 Takedown 32-40

I like the look of the 26" barrel on the early originals. I'm assuming it's 26" ... because it has "the look".
by Rimfire McNutjob
Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any personal experience with Accu Tek 380 ACP
Replies: 7
Views: 257

Re: Any personal experience with Accu Tek 380 ACP

The only thing I've got in 380 is a Beretta 84F. I find most 380's a bit irritating with sharp recoil mostly due to the manufacturer's need to build them as blow-back operated pistols. They would probably be funner to shoot in a locked breach gun.
by Rimfire McNutjob
Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Funny Story!
Replies: 16
Views: 415

Re: Funny Story!

McNutJob...you say "boys from 10-25"? For many of us it could be read as "10-infinity". The thing is, you have enough knowledge now to be able to do that stuff and it's very unlikely you'll be harmed. That video is just plain fun in my mind for our age. Now if my 13 year old did that, I'd be all up...
by Rimfire McNutjob
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Funny Story!
Replies: 16
Views: 415

Re: Funny Story!

Boys from age 10 to about 25 are incognizant of their mortality. I nearly killed myself several times during that age range. My closest brush was when I was about 13. I opened up several 12 gauge shells and used the powder to fill a small empty steel gas cylinder. I put a small nail in the top and c...
by Rimfire McNutjob
Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just for fun lets kick around this question ..... What was the best 22 rifle you have ever owned and why?
Replies: 46
Views: 793

Re: Just for fun lets kick around this question ..... What was the best 22 rifle you have ever owned and why?

A Remington 511 that was my father's when he was a boy and that he taught me to shoot on. I have a Marlin 1873 that's fun to shoot as well, but the 511 will always be my favorite.
by Rimfire McNutjob
Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: IT'S AN AMERICAN!
Replies: 23
Views: 1170

Re: IT'S AN AMERICAN!

My favorite rifle in .22 WMR is the HK-300. It loves those 34-grain Winchester JHPs. I've also got a Smith 648. For some reason, the .22 WMR out of a revolver is disturbingly loud. Cases tend to stick in my 648 as well. I've got a hone and oil for it but have never taken the time to polish it out.
by Rimfire McNutjob
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any one recall the story as to why Winchester never offered a 35 caliber round based on 30 WCF
Replies: 16
Views: 951

Re: Any one recall the story as to why Winchester never offered a 35 caliber round based on 30 WCF

Interesting. Eventually it seems Remington occupied the space with the .35 Rem. I always wondered why they made the .32 Win Special as it didn't really seem to be a substantial gain over the .30 WCF. If you were going to replace the .32-40, why not go to a .35 Win Special? Would it encroach into .34...
by Rimfire McNutjob
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electric to gas golf cart conversion.
Replies: 17
Views: 432

Re: Electric to gas golf cart conversion.

Seems like you may have taken a shine to these Predator engines. I was amazed at the number of performance upgrades people in the aftermarket are making for them.
by Rimfire McNutjob
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin .410 with an interesting feature
Replies: 8
Views: 438

Re: Marlin .410 with an interesting feature

That's a great find.
by Rimfire McNutjob
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayers Out to All in the Path of Dorian - Now a Cat 5!!
Replies: 19
Views: 315

Re: Prayers Out to All in the Path of Dorian - Now a Cat 5!!

Swing and a miss for Central Florida. I think it's busy soaking Jacksonville and Brunswick at the moment. Hopefully Savannah and the coastal Carolina's will just get a good rain and not any of the hard winds as well. On the plus side, nobody seems to have gone to work yesterday or today so the roads...
by Rimfire McNutjob
Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayers Out to All in the Path of Dorian - Now a Cat 5!!
Replies: 19
Views: 315

Re: Prayers Out to All in the Path of Dorian - Now a Cat 5!!

" ...I live for pop tarts and was miffed... " :lol: Gotta have a stash...those things probably have a 50-year shelf-life...! I'd still rather deal with a hurricane than a tornado though...! Yeah, we've had some tornadoes cut some amazingly destructive swaths around here over the years. I'm inland s...
by Rimfire McNutjob
Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayers Out to All in the Path of Dorian - Now a Cat 5!!
Replies: 19
Views: 315

Re: Prayers Out to All in the Path of Dorian - Now a Cat 5!!

Changed the battery and the oil in my generator and tested the automatic transfer switch. Stupid Group 29NF battery ... of course, try finding one of those in stock somewhere. I think my marriage vows somewhere mentioned continual air-conditioning or something ... come rain or shine. Cleaned stuff o...
by Rimfire McNutjob
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Full Power .357mag Loads, Battered Brass, and Broken Cases
Replies: 19
Views: 672

Re: Full Power .357mag Loads, Battered Brass, and Broken Cases

Nice. FYI, your extractor links are backwards. The .38 links points to the .45 extractor and vice versa.
by Rimfire McNutjob
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Double rear leaf sights?
Replies: 12
Views: 323

Re: Double rear leaf sights?

This page may also hold a potential replacement. I have a 2 leaf from them on a Win 71.
by Rimfire McNutjob
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When I'm not on leverguns...
Replies: 10
Views: 494

Re: When I'm not on leverguns...

Pete44ru wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:29 am

* The High Road Forum - www.thehighroad.com
I think you probably meant www.thehighroad.org.
by Rimfire McNutjob
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Winchester Book On 1895 Lever Actions
Replies: 49
Views: 1595

Re: New Winchester Book On 1895 Lever Actions

The book is starting to annoy my wife. I'm apparently spending too much time with it ... so I've been told.
by Rimfire McNutjob
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .444 Marlin
Replies: 12
Views: 478

Re: .444 Marlin

Had a Canjar on a #1 Tropical in 375 H&H that,I had. Sweet trigger. Wish I had one for my 25.06 #1 Varmint. Yeah, I knew the trigger would be hard to find so I bought one many years ago thinking that I'd get a No.1 someday. I have a Canjar for a 581/2 I've adapted one to a Rem 591. Might be the sam...
by Rimfire McNutjob
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Winchester Book On 1895 Lever Actions
Replies: 49
Views: 1595

Re: New Winchester Book On 1895 Lever Actions

I got mine in the mail on Saturday. I'm about 1/2 way through it. Fantasic book ... tons of images of internals as well as the external views. Really helpful in showing the different engineering changes over the years. Really high quality printing and binding it seems. I didn't realize the take-down...
by Rimfire McNutjob
Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .444 Marlin
Replies: 12
Views: 478

Re: .444 Marlin

I've always heard that No.1's needed a bit of help but were then usually very accurate. I've got a Canjar single-set trigger for the No.1 lying around in a drawer here somewhere. Never could decide on a chambering so I am still without one. My 22-250 AI has a Canjar in it , I wish they still made t...
by Rimfire McNutjob
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .444 Marlin
Replies: 12
Views: 478

Re: .444 Marlin

I've always heard that No.1's needed a bit of help but were then usually very accurate. I've got a Canjar single-set trigger for the No.1 lying around in a drawer here somewhere. Never could decide on a chambering so I am still without one.
by Rimfire McNutjob
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My rimfire collection
Replies: 10
Views: 406

Re: My rimfire collection

I'm liking that Greener Martini ... but I do love me some rimfire.
by Rimfire McNutjob
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CutCordsNow™ Antenna
Replies: 15
Views: 416

Re: CutCordsNow™ Antenna

Over the air broadcast is pretty much going the way of the dinosaur. A lot of content that used to be carried over the air has moved to cable only. Or ... you can stream if off of the internet. I'm surprised the local stations can even still exist. Even cable is getting slaughtered. Most things carr...
by Rimfire McNutjob
Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alabama Concealed Carry Permits no longer exempt from NICS
Replies: 4
Views: 337

Re: Alabama Concealed Carry Permits no longer exempt from NICS

Sounds like Alabama wasn't following its own laws and thus their CCP is now disqualified. Seems straightforward enough.
by Rimfire McNutjob
Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody have access to a computer reloading program
Replies: 14
Views: 375

Re: Anybody have access to a computer reloading program

Thanks Rimfire. 20 inch barrel. I used to run QuickLoad but I didn't reload it after my most recent computer rebuild. They still haven't characterized a bunch (any really) of the newer powders from Alliant or Hodgdon. I'm still waiting on MP300 to show up in their library ... then I'll update my ve...
by Rimfire McNutjob
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody have access to a computer reloading program
Replies: 14
Views: 375

Re: Anybody have access to a computer reloading program

Bill in Oregon wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:34 am
Earl to the rescue. Wonder what sort of velocity.
You'd probably need to provide the barrel length.
by Rimfire McNutjob
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: interesting tests......
Replies: 4
Views: 264

Re: interesting tests......

I find myself liking the Speer Gold Dot stuff in just about every caliber they tested. Even impressive in the 380 where a lot of the HP's (HydraShok for example) didn't open at all.
by Rimfire McNutjob
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Just Found This Map Resource.
Replies: 11
Views: 482

Re: I Just Found This Map Resource.

The street map is missing my house but the imagery layer has it there.
by Rimfire McNutjob
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1862 Pocket Colt in .380
Replies: 12
Views: 521

Re: 1862 Pocket Colt in .380

Well, it looks better than my Beretta 84F. I'm sure it kicks less too. Crazy blow-back 380's.
by Rimfire McNutjob
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rifle safeties; how "safe"??
Replies: 28
Views: 874

Re: Rifle safeties; how "safe"??

My father had an old GI issued 1911 that had a particularly bad quirk. Cocked and Locked was in no way safe. Squeezing the trigger with a normal pull weight would discharge it. The safety was clearly broken in some way internally.
by Rimfire McNutjob
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old Sharps From Cody Gun Show
Replies: 10
Views: 589

Re: Old Sharps From Cody Gun Show

I'm not sure which would do more damage ... being shot with it or being hit over the head with it. That is a serious barrel on that Sharps.
by Rimfire McNutjob
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Winchester Book On 1895 Lever Actions
Replies: 49
Views: 1595

Re: New Winchester Book On 1895 Lever Actions

Got mine. Appreciate the direct link. Love me some '95 ... though I lack one in my current herd. Hoping for one in 35 WCF some day.
by Rimfire McNutjob
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rock Island Auction
Replies: 18
Views: 584

Re: Rock Island Auction

Yeah, I like to swing by the Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing site now and again to dream. I can stare at the engraved Fox copies in 28 and 410 for hours. But there's nothing on those pages under $20k. Something worth noting “original” AH Fox guns were ONLY made in 12 , 16 and 20 gauges . That's i...
by Rimfire McNutjob
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rock Island Auction
Replies: 18
Views: 584

Re: Rock Island Auction

Yeah, I like to swing by the Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing site now and again to dream. I can stare at the engraved Fox copies in 28 and 410 for hours. But there's nothing on those pages under $20k.
by Rimfire McNutjob
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Air compessor cabinet
Replies: 15
Views: 338

Re: Air compessor cabinet

I was really curious when I saw the title. That is super handy. I've got a 5hp two-stage Ingersol-Rand and my brain was just racing trying to figure out how someone would build a cabinet for it. Your solution is perfect though. I've got a Hankison air dryer attached to mine so I would have to build ...
by Rimfire McNutjob
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rock Island Auction
Replies: 18
Views: 584

Re: Rock Island Auction

Nice looking gun. I've always wanted a side-by-side in 28 or 410. I'm always hesitant because I'm not knowledgeable in that area.
by Rimfire McNutjob
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Makin' Bacon - Quietly.....
Replies: 6
Views: 493

Re: Makin' Bacon - Quietly.....

The background music is perfect.
by Rimfire McNutjob
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 338 Federal
Replies: 12
Views: 329

Re: 338 Federal

Oh, I didn't realize the Encore Pro Hunter was a full rifle. My brain was thinking of the original Contender pistol.
by Rimfire McNutjob
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 338 Federal
Replies: 12
Views: 329

Re: 338 Federal

Out of curiosity, did you ever happen to touch off a 338 Federal in the T/C Encore? Was there a tendon/ligament check afterward?

How is it you don't have a #1 in 338 Federal? Or was it your father with the #1 stash?
by Rimfire McNutjob
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1886 45-90 WCF in the British Military !!!
Replies: 18
Views: 421

Re: 1886 45-90 WCF in the British Military !!!

Well Sir, there is only one thing left to do . . . . ... :lol: Exactly ... someone is simply going to have to take one for the team and burn some black powder. I'm thinking they might get that 300 grain to 2000fps. I think Val is right on the 450 grain though ... 1500 with the wind behind you.
by Rimfire McNutjob
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This new .410 addiction
Replies: 18
Views: 394

Re: This new .410 addiction

Rimfire, you have to keep changing "your store" on the Academy Web site while looking for this shotgun to see if it is in stock. The stores I checked were either out or showed "limited stock," which I called to confirm. Yeah, I figured that out eventually. And I have discovered that no store in the...
by Rimfire McNutjob
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This new .410 addiction
Replies: 18
Views: 394

Re: This new .410 addiction

I struck out. My Academy had a 410 single shot only. This one must be hard to find. The noobs behind the counter were no help.
by Rimfire McNutjob
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This new .410 addiction
Replies: 18
Views: 394

Re: This new .410 addiction

Great ... now I have to swing by Academy on my way home. What do I tell my wife ... that it's traditional here to give a pre-4th of July gift?
by Rimfire McNutjob
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1886 45-90 WCF in the British Military !!!
Replies: 18
Views: 421

Re: 1886 45-90 WCF in the British Military !!!

I'm calling BS on their claim of 2,000 fps with black powder. Although the 1886 is certainly capable of that kind of performance with smokeless powder, it's just not going to get there with BP. Factory loads with a 400 gr. bullet and a full charge of BP were 1500 fps. BP wont burn fast enough to ge...
by Rimfire McNutjob
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1886 45-90 WCF in the British Military !!!
Replies: 18
Views: 421

Re: 1886 45-90 WCF in the British Military !!!

@crs, smokeless sure. The 45-90 is about the same water capacity as my 450 Alaskan. But black powder pushing 450 grains to 2000fps ... that seems a stretch for the 45-90. I think maybe a 300 or maybe even a 350. It will be interesting to see what Mr. Wright comes back with for his 300's.
by Rimfire McNutjob
Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1886 45-90 WCF in the British Military !!!
Replies: 18
Views: 421

Re: 1886 45-90 WCF in the British Military !!!

I didn't realize one could push a 450 grain bullet to 2000fps with black powder. That's right up at 4000 ft-lbs. A lighter bullet sure, but a 450? Any black shooters loading the 45-90?
by Rimfire McNutjob
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: do I need a 41mag
Replies: 20
Views: 549

Re: do I need a 41mag

You should compromise and get a 10mm. :)
by Rimfire McNutjob
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pitchy's joke inspired me
Replies: 5
Views: 293

Re: Pitchy's joke inspired me

I'm eagerly awaiting BlaineG to come plowing into this thread.

I see Rusty is back to full stride. Nice.
by Rimfire McNutjob
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday RIHMFIRE & KiwiKev.
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Re: Happy Birthday RIHMFIRE & KiwiKev.

Yes, hopefully you guys are having a decent day. Of course, RIHMFIRE is down near me so I know he's hot today. It's brutal out in central Florida.