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by Pisgah
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Found me an old Ruger Blackhawk
Replies: 12
Views: 250

Re: Found me an old Ruger Blackhawk

The books may say the 1957 BH has checkered plastic grips -- but mine's wood, too...

Enjoy! It's a fine revolver, for sure.
by Pisgah
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Turkey with a .410
Replies: 15
Views: 302

Re: Turkey with a .410

People who think a .410 is insufficient for turkeys just haven't thought it through. The fact is, pellet for pellet a .410 is just as effective as a 12 gauge. There just aren't as many pellets. A tight-choked .410 is more effective in turkeys than an open-choked 12 gauge. I've killed two turkeys wit...
by Pisgah
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Disarming Innocent People..."
Replies: 12
Views: 389

Re: "Disarming Innocent People..."

Hitler disarmed the citizens- history is trying to repeat itself. I have nothing good to say about Hitler -- but he gets a bum rap on this one. The infamous German gun control law upon which our Gun Control Act was based was put in place by the Weimar Republic government that proceeded him. Hitler'...
by Pisgah
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: home remedy questions
Replies: 14
Views: 328

Re: home remedy questions

Having lost one kidney to cancer and being protective of the remaining one, my doctors tell me that opioids are the only "safe" painkillers I can take. As for acetaminophen -- no way. Ibuprofen is okay -- for exactly ONE tablet per day. Fortunately, I have no chronic pain problems.
by Pisgah
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You'd think THIS gun store would be VERY busy...
Replies: 2
Views: 250

Re: You'd think THIS gun store would be VERY busy...

Most of the guns "smuggled in from the US" were in fact sold to the Mexican military by the DOD -- then resold on the black market.
by Pisgah
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hunting From a Canoe
Replies: 22
Views: 463

Re: Hunting From a Canoe

It's illegal to shoot game from a watercraft in my state -- but perfectly legal to use one as transportation to your hunting site. Over the years, a buddy and I have partnered up and used canoes numerous times to get us in to isolated National Forest areas that would require lengthy hikes to reach i...
by Pisgah
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: internet security
Replies: 3
Views: 208

Re: internet security

"Internet security" -- an oxymoron on a par with "military intelligence."
by Pisgah
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another look at "stopping power" in a defensive handgun
Replies: 11
Views: 431

Re: Another look at "stopping power" in a defensive handgun

Backs up what I have always thought about handgun self-defense -- whatever caliber you're shooting, hit the threat and keep on hitting it until you either run out of ammo or the threat stops.
by Pisgah
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AR15A2
Replies: 12
Views: 596

Re: AR15A2

Not exact, but close to what you want, is a Palmetto Arms carbine I have. It has a mid-length upper with fixed front sight and a removeable carry handle rear sight. Light, handy, accurate, well-balanced. Best of all, I bought upper and lower separately on sale and put the rifle together for around $...
by Pisgah
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best 30-30 bullet to reload for hogs
Replies: 15
Views: 631

Re: Best 30-30 bullet to reload for hogs

Bronco wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:51 am
Anything wrong with the 170 gr rn nosler partition ??
Not a thing, other than being more expensive.
by Pisgah
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Japanese 'War Tubas' - not - but 'War Balloons' - yes...
Replies: 18
Views: 499

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

jeepnik wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:31 pm
The US and England both offered German scientists safe haven in return for their knowledge. German "Vengeance" weapons killed many more than the balloons.
Von Braun was an SS officer in charge of rocket development.
by Pisgah
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: JACKALOPE
Replies: 22
Views: 687

Re: JACKALOPE

Laugh if you will. Jackalopes are real...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shope_papilloma_virus
by Pisgah
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best 30-30 bullet to reload for hogs
Replies: 15
Views: 631

Re: Best 30-30 bullet to reload for hogs

I would feel perfectly comfortable with any 170 gr. softpoint from Remington, Hornady, Speer or Sierra -- basically, whatever I could find locally. At .30-30 velocities, the standard cup-and-core style bullet not only works, but gives just about the best performance you could hope for.
by Pisgah
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Japanese 'War Tubas' - not - but 'War Balloons' - yes...
Replies: 18
Views: 499

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: 18
Views: 499

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: 735

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: 603

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: 5
Views: 369

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: 572

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: 436

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
Fri May 03, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I dunno boys, this is pretty weird ...
Replies: 24
Views: 707

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: 338

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: 277

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: 277

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: 743

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: 743

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: 429

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: 434

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: 356

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: 335

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: 580

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: 561

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: 422

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: 275

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: 351

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: 802

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: 307

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: 408

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: 425

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: 425

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: 487

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: 425

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: 474

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: 381

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: 563

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: 626

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: 865

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: 314

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: 1009

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...