Search found 1904 matches

by Andrew
Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thought I would stop in and say hi...
Replies: 9
Views: 659

Thought I would stop in and say hi...

Hi, All. I haven't been by the forum in ages. Sat Dec 11,2010 7:46 AM, to be exact! I was going through the old bookmarks on my browser and starting poking into the old "haunts" that used to be quite common for me. Popping in here I noticed a lot of things have stayed the same; in a good way. Most o...
by Andrew
Mon May 31, 2010 11:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT- Iron sights, or, rather the lack there of
Replies: 40
Views: 2754

Re: OT- Iron sights, or, rather the lack there of

Well, I did a lot of searching and found something that may work:

Savage 11F Hunter

The funny thing is they are on all the different gun sites for sell but are not listed on Savage's site. :?
by Andrew
Mon May 31, 2010 11:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT- Iron sights, or, rather the lack there of
Replies: 40
Views: 2754

Re: OT- Iron sights, or, rather the lack there of

Well I seen the same point made for scopes a couple times that they 'most likely won't fail'. I am not really worried about a scope failing, I just don't want one. Besides the fact that the ones that work well and are very trustworthy tend to cost as much or more than the rifle itself, rifles just h...
by Andrew
Mon May 31, 2010 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT- Iron sights, or, rather the lack there of
Replies: 40
Views: 2754

OT- Iron sights, or, rather the lack there of

I was thinking about a rifle in .308 again the other day. I don't have a centerfire rifle that's accurate enough to do much more than make noise; poor M44 did too much service. Like all my endeavors I am trying to do it as cheaply as I can so I start at the bottom of the price range and work my way ...
by Andrew
Fri May 28, 2010 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT -- tick removal
Replies: 23
Views: 1531

Re: OT -- tick removal

I spent 5 minutes trying to pull a tick off the side of my neck untill it finally started bleeding and then I realized it was just a mole. :oops:
by Andrew
Wed May 26, 2010 9:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bought These This Weekend
Replies: 12
Views: 1132

Re: Bought These This Weekend

Those are all very slick looking smokers. I would love to shoot one of those scatter guns sometime.
by Andrew
Mon May 24, 2010 5:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT- Curiousity
Replies: 21
Views: 1313

Re: OT- Curiousity

Ha ha, I had some cows that did not respect my personal bubble awhile back while I was out shooting as well.

Why is this in 'politics'?
by Andrew
Thu May 13, 2010 5:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lee Handheld Reloaders????
Replies: 30
Views: 1955

Re: Lee Handheld Reloaders????

I have that Lee 'nutcraker' press and it works just fine; slow but fine. If you are worried about room you might try what I did. I got a small single stage press and mounted it to board, then mounted the board to my computer desk. It comes right off and goes out of the way but works much faster than...
by Andrew
Mon May 10, 2010 8:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Wall hangers
Replies: 12
Views: 1345

OT: Wall hangers

I was at work today, or maybe yesterday, and got the notion that my house could use a good wall hanger to spruce up the indoor motif. Well, I got on GunBroker and put in "wall hanger" and got 2 auctions. "wallhanger" got 1. :roll: I was under the impression that "wall hanger" was a fairly common phr...
by Andrew
Thu May 06, 2010 5:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Truck Repairs.....Gotta Rant!!
Replies: 15
Views: 1528

Re: Truck Repairs.....Gotta Rant!!

They could have easily rebuilt the entire engine for what you paid. Seriously, even if they are trustworthy they dropped the ball on this one. You could have almost even went with a re-manufactured for the dough you've already coughed up and it would have a warranty. I would argue away the lifter ch...
by Andrew
Thu May 06, 2010 5:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ROA Loads
Replies: 8
Views: 910

Re: ROA Loads

I don't know if that will give the greatest accuracy but you can't fill it "too" much. I can't remember offhand but what ever the Pyrodex "P" equivalent is, is the recommended powder and as long as the ball is seated below the face of the cylinder you are good to go. I can't really squeeze any more ...
by Andrew
Wed May 05, 2010 9:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Modern mountain man choices...
Replies: 127
Views: 9094

Re: Modern mountain man choices...

If I were to "mountain man" it out here in Missouri or even northern Arkansas all I would need would be some snares, hooks, my Blackhawk in .45 and a good .22mag. If it wasn't for the ever elusive, but still very real, cougars and black bear I wouldn't even need the Blackhawk.
by Andrew
Fri Apr 30, 2010 5:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT-Is surplusrifle.com gone?
Replies: 8
Views: 985

Re: OT-Is surplusrifle.com gone?

I have the CD's as well, a LOT of info in them. I'm pretty sure you could find a lot of what you want if you got a hold of one or someone who does.
by Andrew
Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone know who has brass in stock?
Replies: 12
Views: 1137

Re: Anyone know who has brass in stock?

There are some lots on Gunbroker but be prepared to pay for them. Other than that I found one bag of Magtech at the Cabela's in Kansas City. I don't know why I didn't buy it. :roll:
by Andrew
Sat Apr 10, 2010 7:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT- Good iron sights for my sixgun
Replies: 5
Views: 635

OT- Good iron sights for my sixgun

I was sitting here thinking about shooting, which I often do, and was pondering on the sight picture my Blackhawk gives me. As far as I can tell it's just factory sights and they give you the typical notch rear and ramp front. They actually work very well and have allowed me to put some good stuff o...
by Andrew
Sat Apr 10, 2010 7:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Humor: Survivor.....Ozarks Style
Replies: 15
Views: 1663

Re: Humor: Survivor.....Ozarks Style

:lol: :lol:

The pawn shop is just off the square in West Plains. :D
by Andrew
Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is work slowing down for you?
Replies: 42
Views: 3358

Re: Is work slowing down for you?

I work in re-manufacturing. Gas and diesel engines and transmissions. We are a bit above where we were last year but not as good as we were doing this time, say, 4 years ago. We have been working a lot of 50 hour weeks; basically ever since the beginning of the year. Summer is coming and the gas eng...
by Andrew
Sun Apr 04, 2010 6:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT-Got me a new pocket pistol
Replies: 12
Views: 1276

Re: OT-Got me a new pocket pistol

That's some nice looking bear spray you have there. 8)
by Andrew
Sat Apr 03, 2010 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Peek into my office (photo)
Replies: 42
Views: 2365

Re: A Peek into my office (photo)

I like the levers and the deer skin but that Canadian keyboard is weirding me out. :?
by Andrew
Fri Apr 02, 2010 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT- First new gun
Replies: 11
Views: 1187

Re: OT- First new gun

Seriously, where did you get all that .380 ACP ammo? It is nowhere to be found down here. http://www.jgsales.com/index.php/ammo-for-handguns/380acp/cPath/25_29 http://www.ammoengine.com/find/ammo/.380_ACP I found some at J&G Sales, Ammunition To Go and the others on Gun Broker. There is none to be ...
by Andrew
Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT- First new gun
Replies: 11
Views: 1187

Re: OT- First new gun

I would have had a range report today but the shop wasn't able to get through to do the background/registration so I had to leave it there while I did some other errands which took up too much of the day. Hopefully in the next few days I will get the chance to punch some paper and report back. I hav...
by Andrew
Thu Apr 01, 2010 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT- First new gun
Replies: 11
Views: 1187

OT- First new gun

Today I was finally able to go pick up my first new gun. It's a Bersa Thunder Concealed Carry model in .380ACP. I did a lot of reading and thinking about what would suit me and my needs and this little guy kept coming out on the top of the list every time. I plopped out in the driveway for a quick p...
by Andrew
Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: deload/reload
Replies: 7
Views: 517

Re: deload/reload

That last pic looks like the Clays I load with.
by Andrew
Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT- Lee Pistol: 3 vs 4 die sets
Replies: 9
Views: 965

Re: OT- Lee Pistol: 3 vs 4 die sets

Thanks for the help guys. I figured it was something like that. I keep forgetting that the auto tend to headspace off the case instead of the rim. I will be fine with the 3 die set then.
by Andrew
Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT- Lee Pistol: 3 vs 4 die sets
Replies: 9
Views: 965

OT- Lee Pistol: 3 vs 4 die sets

I have a Lee carbide 4 die pistol set in .45LC for my Ruger Blackhawk and really like them. The adjustments are a snap and the work really smooth and easy. I will be getting into the .380acp loading soon and wanted a set for the that cartridge but they do not offer it. They do have a 3 die set and s...
by Andrew
Sun Mar 21, 2010 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT- Out of sight, out of mind
Replies: 2
Views: 519

OT- Out of sight, out of mind

I ordered me some plastic clam shell ammo boxes from Grafs & Sons about a month ago for my .45LC stuff. Man, they fit nice and they stack which wasn't apparent in the pics or description, so score! :D Any way, I bought 2 of them and set them up on my computer/work/reloading desk for later use. Got t...
by Andrew
Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT- Clearing the mind
Replies: 14
Views: 1047

Re: OT- Clearing the mind

Thanks for the advice guys. I've started trying to get back in to shape here lately and I think that may be a good way to space out for awhile. I always feel better after a getting a good sweat in anyway. I do a lot better with math and science than I do with language so it can seem more of a pain a...
by Andrew
Sun Mar 14, 2010 11:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT- Clearing the mind
Replies: 14
Views: 1047

OT- Clearing the mind

Lately I have been doing a little learning in my free time and have been having pretty good success with it. I have been listening to podcasts learning French and going over my phrases and vocab(what little I've learned) and such at work 'cause I don't need my mind while working, just my hands. That...
by Andrew
Mon Mar 08, 2010 7:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Great website I found on reloading
Replies: 16
Views: 951

Re: Great website I found on reloading

I came across them as well on YouTube and watched quite a bit of their videos. Very educational to say the least. If one has never seen it done, they have a great set of videos on how to load the 50BMG; very cool.
by Andrew
Sat Mar 06, 2010 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT- Went to range and shop today
Replies: 2
Views: 434

OT- Went to range and shop today

Well it's been awhile since I've done anything gun related around here. Several months ago I sized and cleaned all of my brass then got busy. Thankfully I got my rear in gear this last weekend and loaded up a bunch of 200gr cast .452 bullets over 5.5gr of Clays in both Magtech and Winchester brass t...
by Andrew
Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT lets see you Black Powder burners
Replies: 93
Views: 9455

Re: OT lets see you Black Powder burners

Cabela's kit gun in .50. I found it like that at a pawn shop.
Image

Ruger Old Army w/ his cousin the Blackhawk in .45. When I do my part, both of these guns can really shoot.
Image
by Andrew
Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT - A question from Y2K got me thinking
Replies: 60
Views: 3258

Re: OT - A question from Y2K got me thinking

Unless I'm bathing or at church, I'm wearing a baseball cap. I started off and on in my high school years and since my senior year it's been a part of my body. I've even slept in it a couple of times.

I haven't found any other hats that fit my head other than the baseball ones.
by Andrew
Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Repairing cracked stock
Replies: 16
Views: 1397

Re: Repairing cracked stock

I like your saw cut idea. I would make a really nice and straight saw cut and fill the gap with a thin piece of wood that matched the stock. Cover it with epoxy and slide it in. That should work very well but you would have to shave down and "fit" the new slice you glued in. I believe that would be ...
by Andrew
Sun Feb 14, 2010 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NEF 500 S&W at the range this morning
Replies: 30
Views: 2150

Re: NEF 500 S&W at the range this morning

Have you used the Berry plated bullets much? I see them all the time on Graf's site but don't pay much attention to them because they don't have very large meplats. They do seem to be at the right price though.
by Andrew
Sat Feb 13, 2010 8:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT - Finally found a set of grips...
Replies: 23
Views: 1105

Re: OT - Finally found a set of grips...

I really like them stag grips. The plain ivory ones look pretty good as well.
by Andrew
Tue Feb 09, 2010 6:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gentlemen and ladys whats your favorite
Replies: 40
Views: 3007

Re: Gentlemen whats your favorite

I would have to say that it is my New Model Blackhawk in .45LC. I love toting it out in the field or at the range and watching the holes appear out on target. Hopefully when it gets warmer I'll get my butt back out to the range and get on my way to being ready for fall deer season. I just love shoot...
by Andrew
Sun Feb 07, 2010 7:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What have you done with your IRS refund??
Replies: 21
Views: 1205

Re: What have you done with your IRS refund??

A good portion of mine will be spent fixing a truck I've had for years in my yard. Nice truck, just needs about 2500 bucks worth of body work/parts. Next will be a new stove for my Mom. She has us over for dinner a lot and now that my kids are getting older, and multiplying, the dinner payload will ...
by Andrew
Wed Feb 03, 2010 6:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT- Concealed carry
Replies: 21
Views: 1708

Re: OT- Concealed carry

I really appreciate the comments you guys have left. They have given me a couple good ideas. I can see now that not only do you have to accommodate different attire but maybe even switch between different weapons to match what is going on. That will come into play later when I can get another CCW. I...
by Andrew
Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT- Concealed carry
Replies: 21
Views: 1708

OT- Concealed carry

This year's tax time was good to us and it may be the best time for me to land a CCW. I have a couple in mind for what I would like to carry/shoot and what would fit me the best but I always run into the same dilemma. I have no idea where I would put a concealed piece if I were to get one. I have lo...
by Andrew
Mon Feb 01, 2010 6:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Do you carry a knife or two?
Replies: 73
Views: 4939

Re: OT: Do you carry a knife or two?

I carry a CRKT M16-12Z all the time since Thanksgiving '08. I have been carrying a Leatherman as well since Christmas. I love them both and would fell quite naked if I didn't have both on me when leaving the house.
by Andrew
Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT- Mountain Lion?
Replies: 39
Views: 1452

Re: OT- Mountain Lion?

The fellow I bought my .45lc from said he used it for hunting mountain lion and black bear. He said he just used the regular Winchester and Remington ammo, for whatever that's worth.
by Andrew
Sat Jan 23, 2010 2:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Fate and Hobby funds
Replies: 29
Views: 1567

Re: OT: Fate and Hobby funds

I have had my Gun Fund go the way of the dodo a couple of times because things got tight. You'll build it up again just like you did last time, promise. :)
by Andrew
Fri Jan 22, 2010 7:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Have the mid-winter blues? We need fresh Levergun Porn!
Replies: 68
Views: 4027

Re: Have the mid-winter blues? We need fresh Levergun Porn!

Here is the 1894, 1906 manufactured.

Image


And the 9422

Image
by Andrew
Sat Jan 09, 2010 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT Woodcock.
Replies: 16
Views: 955

Re: OT Woodcock.

Good deal; two are way better than nothing. :D Doesn't look like there is a lot to eat on one though.
by Andrew
Sat Jan 09, 2010 8:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: 450 N.E. Almost Done!
Replies: 10
Views: 545

Re: OT: 450 N.E. Almost Done!

That think looks pretty good 86er. I love the color of the wood.
by Andrew
Sat Jan 09, 2010 7:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT - Windows 7 GodMode (sorry - that's what it's called)
Replies: 5
Views: 588

Re: OT - Windows 7 GodMode (sorry - that's what it's called)

Thanks, I'll tell my brother about it. I didn't get to play with his new laptop enough to really get a feel for the new 7 OS but it can't be worse than Vista.
by Andrew
Fri Jan 08, 2010 11:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: scoped handguns
Replies: 11
Views: 644

Re: scoped handguns

I don't always like the way they look on handguns but I don't have a problem with them in general. The ones that tend to look the best, IMO, are the full lug revolvers like the Ruger GP-100, the Taurus Raging Bulls and the Ruger Super Blackhawk Hunters.
by Andrew
Fri Jan 08, 2010 11:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help Wanted Ad: Gunsmith
Replies: 13
Views: 1464

Re: Help Wanted Ad: Gunsmith

If I ever win the lottery, which will be pretty tough considering I don't play, I would love to build a big machine shop and build custom stuff like guns and car parts and what-not. I love tinkering with stuff; fixing old stuff and making new stuff from scratch.
by Andrew
Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT Looking for transmission schematics
Replies: 13
Views: 769

Re: OT Looking for transmission schematics

Check with your local Toyota dealership to see if they have any manuals. I have seen some of their manuals for the auto trannys and they are awesome.

If they could be of any use to you I think I could send you some PDF's of a handful of Toyota automatic transmissions.