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by Pisgah
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Japanese 'War Tubas' - not - but 'War Balloons' - yes...
Replies: 9
Views: 149

Re: Japanese 'War Tubas' - not - but 'War Balloons' - yes...

3leggedturtle wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:15 am
You be amazed to read about Bats as Bombs in WWII then.
How about the pigeons used as the guidance system in early "smart" bombs?
by Pisgah
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Japanese 'War Tubas' - not - but 'War Balloons' - yes...
Replies: 9
Views: 149

Re: Japanese 'War Tubas' - not - but 'War Balloons' - yes...

I am not surprised most people don't know about these. Americans don't know history. Not long ago I had a conversation with a fellow who believed the Battle of the Bulge happened outside of Petersburg, VA during the Civil War. When I said he was wrong, that the Bulge was in Europe in WW2 and the one...
by Pisgah
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lever gun "nostalgia only"?
Replies: 27
Views: 390

Re: Lever gun "nostalgia only"?

The best way to respond to someone who posts something like that is -- ignore him.
by Pisgah
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: is a 45 colt lever with 1:16 twist too fast?
Replies: 19
Views: 442

Re: is a 45 colt lever with 1:16 twist too fast?

The subject of overstabilization is complex, and you'll find many complicated explanations of what happens. The one thing all of them will agree on, though, is that if it plays any significant role it is only at extreme ranges -- 500 yards or more. I seriously doubt that means anything at all to som...
by Pisgah
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Great Quote
Replies: 4
Views: 224

Re: A Great Quote

"I'd hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked pretty well for me."

Hunter Thompson
by Pisgah
Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which gun?
Replies: 19
Views: 403

Re: Which gun?

I just reach for whatever I am using on ostrich at the time.
by Pisgah
Wed May 22, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Andy Rooney Once Said . . . . .
Replies: 9
Views: 343

Re: Andy Rooney Once Said . . . . .

He didn't say it, and when he first saw it attributed to him in 2003 he came out publicly and attacked it as a racist diatribe.
by Pisgah
Tue May 07, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: No wonder nobody believes the 'environmentalists'....
Replies: 27
Views: 856

Re: No wonder nobody believes the 'environmentalists'....

Truth is, no one knows how many species exist. Estimates -- and that's all we have -- range to over 1 million, some say as many as 4 million, and those numbers include everything living, from microbes to whales. Likewise, no one knows how many species have existed in the past and gone extinct; nor d...
by Pisgah
Fri May 03, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I dunno boys, this is pretty weird ...
Replies: 24
Views: 558

Re: I dunno boys, this is pretty weird ...

Puts me in mind of an old ditty our Ozzie mates may recall...

"Tan me hide when I'm dead, Fred,
Tan me hide when I'm dead.
So we tanned his hide when he died, Clyde,
And that's it, hangin' on the shed..." :lol:
by Pisgah
Fri May 03, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rare view of a nesting falcon
Replies: 9
Views: 272

Re: Rare view of a nesting falcon

Rare bird, indeed...
by Pisgah
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning BAR sporting....???
Replies: 6
Views: 234

Re: Browning BAR sporting....???

Forgot to say it`s also 30-06. Does anyone make a hi cap magazine for it? It could be a ultimate battle rifle on D-Day! Here's the one you need to look for... https://fnamerica.com/products/discontinued-products/fnar-standard/ It would be kind of hard to get a 30/06 in a 308 magazine And equally ha...
by Pisgah
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning BAR sporting....???
Replies: 6
Views: 234

Re: Browning BAR sporting....???

Booger Bill wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:54 am
Forgot to say it`s also 30-06. Does anyone make a hi cap magazine for it? It could be a ultimate battle rifle on D-Day!

Here's the one you need to look for...


https://fnamerica.com/products/disconti ... -standard/
by Pisgah
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Ruger Handgun //// UPDATED
Replies: 18
Views: 672

Re: New Ruger Handgun

OldWin wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:48 pm

Looks heavy, however.
Not for the size -- 30 oz.

Aluminum frame.
by Pisgah
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Ruger Handgun //// UPDATED
Replies: 18
Views: 672

Re: New Ruger Handgun

Haven't bought a new revolver in a while. Might have to check this one out...
by Pisgah
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old black powder.
Replies: 12
Views: 355

Re: Old black powder.

Black powder is not a chemical compound; it is a physical mixture of three components: charcoal, sulfur, saltpeter. As long as it is kept dry, it is virtually immortal. Once an original container is unsealed, the container and its sealing arrangement will slowly deteriorate, meaning that atmospheric...
by Pisgah
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Public Perception of 'Hunters'....
Replies: 13
Views: 389

Re: The Public Perception of 'Hunters'....

The obsession with Facebook is a disease. Some, like this poor young woman, post every detail of their lives hoping the approval of others -- complete strangers, although falsely and insidiously styled "friends" on Facebook -- will lend their lives validation and worth. Others frequent Facebook only...
by Pisgah
Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Etiquette For Rednecks
Replies: 7
Views: 315

Re: Etiquette For Rednecks

I'll have to dispute your definition of Rednecks. The people you describe are White Trash. The difference is subtle, but profound. Rednecks are basically country folk -- at least country-born-and-raised. They like shooting, hunting, fishing, maybe do a bit of farming. They tend to be pillars of thei...
by Pisgah
Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Now this is just so cool!
Replies: 8
Views: 298

Re: Now this is just so cool!

Here's an interesting article:

https://www.wired.com/story/stratolaunc ... aul-allen/

The wings are based on gigantic aluminum spars made by a special process, the same process being used for many other large components.
by Pisgah
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M-16 Adoption by the Military
Replies: 16
Views: 498

Re: M-16 Adoption by the Military

Multiple failures in combat. In 1971 there were special procedures taught in training to try too prevent failures to function in the field. The problems they had were not caused by the design or the rifle as built. First, the Army ignored the specs for the ammo and used a different powder than what...
by Pisgah
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Rise of Skywalker
Replies: 18
Views: 490

Re: The Rise of Skywalker

I am still kicking myself for getting talked in to going to the last one. It was the most chopped-up, disjointed mess of a movie I've ever seen -- and told exactly the same story as the first one. No thanks.
by Pisgah
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rossi '92 Magazine Tube.
Replies: 14
Views: 362

Re: Rossi '92 Magazine Tube.

Properly-seated primers and semi-wadcutters should pose no danger.
by Pisgah
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Soliciting more opinions ..... this time on after market magazines
Replies: 9
Views: 249

Re: Soliciting more opinions ..... this time on after market magazines

The problem I have with Promags is their inconsistency. Probably 1 out of 3 Promags I have bought just would not work worth a darn. MecGar, on the other hand, has never let me down. By look and feel you can tell they are quality mags, and they work -- period.
by Pisgah
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What size dowel to knock out 357 bullets
Replies: 11
Views: 318

Re: What size dowel to knock out 357 bullets

With lead bullet loads, "bashing away" should not be called for. Unlike jacketed bullets, they're pretty slick and slide pretty easily. I don't like dowels for the job, though. Better is a brass or coated steel cleaning rod -- they won't break, as so many wooden dowels are prone to do. Usually, a st...
by Pisgah
Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94
Replies: 20
Views: 754

Re: Winchester 94

The 94's built post-'64 weren't bad rifles, just not as finely made as the earlier ones. They went to a sintered-metal receiver, changed some screws to pins and some solid pins to hollow, and used some stamped internal parts that had previously been machined. The stamped cartridge carrier in particu...
by Pisgah
Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Well I don't know what happened to the old favicon
Replies: 11
Views: 263

Re: Well I don't know what happened to the old favicon

Sorta looks like it could use a little Viagra... :lol:
by Pisgah
Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The trouble with IWB carry ...
Replies: 16
Views: 375

Re: The trouble with IWB carry ...

If you're unwilling to buy bigger pants -- don't carry IWB unless it's a micro-.380 or some such.
by Pisgah
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody here also on Ruger Forum?
Replies: 14
Views: 378

Re: Anybody here also on Ruger Forum?

jeepnik wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:42 am
Did you try starting from scratch? I know it’s a pain but after weeks of trying it did work.

Tried it, three times...even tried opening a new account, but then I get "this e-mail address is already in use."
by Pisgah
Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody here also on Ruger Forum?
Replies: 14
Views: 378

Re: Anybody here also on Ruger Forum?

Still not letting me in. I try signing in once a day and it gives me a "You have tried to log in too many times, so you have to type in the reCAPTCHA phrase below" -- and reCaptcha gives me the message that reCaptcha v1 has been shut down. The reCaptcha website says Version 1 was shut down 3/31, and...
by Pisgah
Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bringing an old one back to life
Replies: 14
Views: 442

Re: Bringing an old one back to life

For a while Uberti offered an "antique" finish that looked very much like that. I believe some Cowboy Action shooters wanted a gun that looked well-worn, like a gun that had been rode hard and put up wet by some cowhand for years on the range. Personally, I always felt that real cowboys were probabl...
by Pisgah
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody here also on Ruger Forum?
Replies: 14
Views: 378

Anybody here also on Ruger Forum?

About 48 hours ago, I found myself involuntarily logged off the Ruger Forum. Tried to get back on, and my login was not accepted. Got a message I had to use the reCAPTCHA to get on -- but it wouldn't give a reCAPTCHA word/phrase to copy, just a message that reCAPTCHA v1 was shut down. Any clue as to...
by Pisgah
Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A ? for you phobia x-spurts ...
Replies: 19
Views: 396

Re: A ? for you phobia x-spurts ...

Sounds like an early manifestation of OCD, obsessive-compulsive disorder. If you've ever known anyone with OCD, it ain't funny. It can start out with one minor quirk and build in to full-out weirdness.
by Pisgah
Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Something interesting from europe
Replies: 11
Views: 336

Re: Something interesting from europe

I think Taurus/Rossi already beat them in the race for a fully impractical rifle:

https://www.rossiusa.com/product-list.cfm?category=15

BTW, what the heck is an "assault bullet". I don't want to use one -- too dangerous. I'll just stick to the ones commonly used to hunt coyotes...
by Pisgah
Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sucks to be Dicks Sporting Goods
Replies: 21
Views: 505

Re: Sucks to be Dicks Sporting Goods

To me, Dick's has always been an overpriced purveyor of mostly "fashionable sporting attire", with way too much golfing stuff and Lycra clothing, and a very poor selection of firearms and ammo. I really don't care.
by Pisgah
Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's Have Elmer v. Jack Redux....
Replies: 32
Views: 541

Re: Let's Have Elmer v. Jack Redux....

Oh, please. Let' not! I loved both Elmer's and Jack's writings, but the fact is they were both crotchety pedants with a personal disliking for each other whose constant arguing boiled down to a way to both vent spleen and, conveniently, get paid. Both had good valid things to say but carried them to...
by Pisgah
Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 73 and 92: what were they made for?
Replies: 28
Views: 760

Re: Winchester 73 and 92: what were they made for?

Over 140 years ago men weren't restricted by today's "rules" or limitations on various rifles and calibers. They also weren't afflicted with our distorted concepts of "what it takes to get the job done." I know people who seriously believe that whitetail deer require something of the .30-06 class, ...
by Pisgah
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WHOA! Almost too nice to shoot ... almost ...
Replies: 7
Views: 285

Re: WHOA! Almost too nice to shoot ... almost ...

That is a special DW, right there. Not that I could afford one, but just out of curiosity -- details?
by Pisgah
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rattlesnakes.
Replies: 39
Views: 881

Re: Rattlesnakes.

Sixgun wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:38 pm

How anyone can like a creature that can hurt you bad makes me wonder.

Oh, I don't know. I know from experience a cow can hurt you pretty dam**d bad, even kill you -- but I love 'em! Medium rare, please...
by Pisgah
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many (minimum) leverguns does it take...?
Replies: 17
Views: 409

Re: How many (minimum) leverguns does it take...?

For my needs, and for any I can reasonably expect to arise, my 39a and my 336 will fill the bill nicely, thank you.
by Pisgah
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I got this from 'Smile.Amazon.com'
Replies: 8
Views: 234

Re: I got this from 'Smile.Amazon.com'

This sounds good, and I certainly hope it is true. However, these days my cynicism has grown to the point where I am increasingly skeptical over things like this, as well as the organizations they purport to support. But even assuming that Gun Owners and NRA are 100% legit, I prefer making my donati...
by Pisgah
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "The U.S. is 3rd in Murders... But if You Remove..."
Replies: 12
Views: 544

Re: "The U.S. is 3rd in Murders... But if You Remove..."

3rd in murders? Hardly. More like 83rd, with a rate of 4.9 per 100,000 population.

Number 1? El Salvador, with a rate of 108.6/100,000.

I am tired of both political extremes in this country lying to make their spurious points. And even more people who swallow those lies whole.
by Pisgah
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ballistic`s of shooting a rifle when on the moon.
Replies: 41
Views: 585

Re: ballistic`s of shooting a rifle when on the moon.

With virtually no atmo to speak of bullet velocities should be higher and allow easier escape velocity . I guess your gun might need an oxygen tank to achieve optimum ignition. Nope, and nope. Acceleration ceases the instant the bullet leaves the barrel. The lack of atmosphere ahead of the bullet i...
by Pisgah
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seattle is dying
Replies: 18
Views: 707

Re: Seattle is dying

I made my first trip to Seattle -- other than just passing through SEA-TAC on my way to Alaska one time -- and found many unique and attractive things about the city. The terrain, the great diversity of people-food-music, the friendly attitude to strangers I encountered in most places -- all were th...
by Pisgah
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Beretta following Taurus' lead....
Replies: 7
Views: 327

Re: Beretta following Taurus' lead....

[/quote} The top of the slide on both is open like the old Walther P38? [/quote] Yep. The P-38 was one of the designs the 92 was based on (with the pivoting locking block), although the open-top slide was, I think, probably an original Beretta feature going 'way back to their original semiauto, the ...
by Pisgah
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which Lever Gun to use?
Replies: 16
Views: 372

Re: Which Lever Gun to use?

Either one of them will hold up a whole lot longer than you (or me).
by Pisgah
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Howdah you think of this?
Replies: 25
Views: 959

Re: Howdah you think of this?

jeepnik wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:08 pm
Practical? Maybe not. Fun? Heck yes. Some of those short shells or just down load regular length ones. Would scare the heck out of a bad guy. Only thing is who’s going to clean up the brown trail.
No shells involved -- it is a black powder muzzleloader.
by Pisgah
Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester Model 94 loading problem...
Replies: 16
Views: 410

Re: Winchester Model 94 loading problem...

Snap Caps are not action-proving dummies and should not be used as such. Does the problem occur with real ammo?
by Pisgah
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Case failures, new ammo, kind of OT
Replies: 16
Views: 526

Re: Case failures, new ammo, kind of OT

Definitely sounds like an overpressure round, nothing to do with steel case or brass. What manufacturer?
by Pisgah
Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This Could Get Really Interesting
Replies: 12
Views: 477

Re: This Could Get Really Interesting

Lived in another country ( Taiwan ) where the kids went to the military out of high school. During their school years they all had uniforms and haircuts, the boys had high and tight flat tops,the girls a bowel cut. This was in the 70's and don't remember them having all the strange ideas and proble...
by Pisgah
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How About a Model 94 Chambered in Winchester's New 350 Legend?
Replies: 13
Views: 658

Re: How About a Model 94 Chambered in Winchester's New 350 Legend?

I think the levergun applications would be limited by what seems to be a primary feature of this round -- headspacing on the case mouth. To me this would seem to rule out tube-magazine designs since the crimping necessary to prevent bullet set-back in tube mags doesn't mix well with headspacing on t...
by Pisgah
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Model 1886 in 40-65
Replies: 22
Views: 812

Re: Model 1886 in 40-65

Some classy old gals, for sure...