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by Pisgah
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Off topic..but 2015....?
Replies: 5
Views: 444

Re: Off topic..but 2015....?

It is helpful to keep in mind that the SGT Report is a strongly biased source, not noted for factual reporting. In that sense, it is no better than CNN, just of the opposite leaning. Truth is always lost somewhere in the middle of the extremes. Keep in mind, folks, that we are living in an environme...
by Pisgah
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Aliens!
Replies: 15
Views: 896

Re: Aliens!

UFO'a exist, and of that I have no doubt -- I have seen many of them. UFO means Unidentified Flying Object, and although many of the ones I have seen were likely aircraft or natural phenomena, I could not positively identify them -- and I have seen absolutely nothing to make me think they were alien...
by Pisgah
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Took a little trip
Replies: 10
Views: 590

Re: Took a little trip

Sweet ride!
by Pisgah
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Busch Beer to give 3 months supply of beer if you adopt a dog
Replies: 13
Views: 758

Re: Busch Beer to give 3 months supply of beer if you adopt a dog

A 3-month supply for me would be about a sixpack; for my neighbor, they'd have to bring a truckload...
by Pisgah
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Punctuation Is Important...
Replies: 6
Views: 258

Re: Punctuation Is Important...

Let's eat Grandma! I mean -- let's eat, Grandma! :lol:
by Pisgah
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: See you guys later....I'm retiring and building a mansion....
Replies: 17
Views: 833

Re: See you guys later....I'm retiring and building a mansion....

What a sucker! I held out for the 50/50 deal! :lol:
by Pisgah
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Great Historic Battlefield Videos
Replies: 1
Views: 76

Re: Great Historic Battlefield Videos

Very interesting stuff. In my neck of the woods, Cowpens is one of the most interesting battlefields to visit. In the past few years the area has been returned to the state it was in at the time of the battle, and it's one of the few battlefields of that era where you can walk the field, clearly see...
by Pisgah
Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: worst time in your life
Replies: 54
Views: 1221

Re: worst time in your live

Five weeks spent sitting in an ICU room as my son fought for his life with severe complications from intestinal surgery. Praise God, he won the fight, but I would not care to go through it again.
by Pisgah
Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fascinating (and true) Spy Story...
Replies: 6
Views: 248

Re: Fascinating (and true) Spy Story...

Recently it was announced that the NSA had discovered a serious security weakness in Windows. They designed a fix and gave it to Microsoft for free. Microsoft immediately added it to their regular software updates. If you're running Windows, as I am, you've got it now. Now, of course, it is just pos...
by Pisgah
Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rossi levergun
Replies: 15
Views: 433

Re: Rossi levergun

A couple of Rossi's I have owned had the typical featureless dark-brown wood -- until the heavy brown finish was stripped away, whereupon they proved to have some rather attractive grain.
by Pisgah
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruger 57 5.7 x 28 mm
Replies: 9
Views: 221

Re: Ruger 57 5.7 x 28 mm

FN developed the 5.7x28 in conjunction with their P90 Personal Defense Weapon, a very compact bullpup-type carbine. It has met with some success with a number of military and security services such as the Secret Service. This is in a 16" barrel, of course, but even in a shorter pistol barrel it has ...
by Pisgah
Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What turned you on to guns?
Replies: 35
Views: 697

Re: What turned you on to guns?

My Dad taught me to shoot a .22 rifle and a .410 shotgun when I was 6, so my interest started early. But it really caught fire the year I turned 14 and got my first job -- a helper in a local veterinary hospital. Doc was not only a first-class historian but also a rabid gun collector, with a collect...
by Pisgah
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What do you guys that have Ultrasonic cleaners
Replies: 16
Views: 367

Re: What do you guys that have Ultrasonic cleaners

Here's a deep-clean de-gunking method that won't cost you any money, won't harm your guns, and won't burn down your house or fill it with toxic fumes. Take a large pot. Put your handgun -- wooden grips removed, of course -- in the pot and cover with water. Add a drop or two of Dawn dishwashing deter...
by Pisgah
Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morning Breath Now Has A Face
Replies: 9
Views: 489

Re: Morning Breath Now Has A Face

Greta Thunberg -- and autistic child who has been brainwashed. Save your hate for those who are exploiting her.
by Pisgah
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Hope This Isn't Accurate!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 376

Re: I Hope This Isn't Accurate!!!

I have seen this before, I'd take it as pretty much truthful! I believe it was confirmed by snopes. It was given essentially a "partially true" rating by Snopes. For instance, they were not all reported in the Times. The assertion that "over 2/3 of births are to illegal aliens" : in fact, over 2/3 ...
by Pisgah
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: red dot sights.
Replies: 16
Views: 401

Re: red dot sights.

You might find a used one somewhere-- although good red dot sights are the sort of thing most folks won't sell used because even if they sell the gun it's on they can so easily swap it to another. Besides, buying one used is sort of a "pig in a poke" proposition. Palmetto State usually has the very ...
by Pisgah
Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: old gun powder
Replies: 17
Views: 454

Re: old gun powder

GunnyMack wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:07 pm
I've had an lbs jug of WC846 for over 25 years, it has started to go bad. I need to find somewhere that I can burn the remaining powder.

Dump it on your flower beds. It's fertilizer.
by Pisgah
Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 20
Views: 859

Re: Corona Virus

What’s really funny is WHO says it isn’t a global threat. This thing is in the wild already. I'll agree that at this point it doesn't represent a great threat. But every viral and bacterial disease that affects humans was in the wild at some point before it mutated and jumped the barrier to acquire...
by Pisgah
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New pump/slide rifle in .458 Win Mag
Replies: 20
Views: 689

Re: New pump/slide rifle in .458 Win Mag

claybob86 wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:02 pm
Pisgah wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:39 pm
.458? Don't see that listed in the chambering options...
Scroll down to page 11.
Thanks! I may have found my next squirrel rifle... :lol:
by Pisgah
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dimpled Balls
Replies: 21
Views: 708

Re: Dimpled Balls

Back in my smoothbore muzzle-loading days there were several methods popular for "dimpling" balls. I never saw any accuracy improvement in my experiments. I did, however, have some success with gluing a hard cardboard wad on each ball, then loading without a patch. It seemed to give more consistent ...
by Pisgah
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New pump/slide rifle in .458 Win Mag
Replies: 20
Views: 689

Re: New pump/slide rifle in .458 Win Mag

.458? Don't see that listed in the chambering options...
by Pisgah
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 357 magunum 3" barrel
Replies: 16
Views: 702

Re: 357 magunum 3" barrel

Blaine wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:48 pm
The fact is, all of the powder that's going to burn burns before the bullet is fully out of the case
Respectfully: Then why can one see remnants of unburnt power at times?


Note that I said "all of the powder that is going to burn". You will not always get 100% ignition.
by Pisgah
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 357 magunum 3" barrel
Replies: 16
Views: 702

Re: 357 magunum 3" barrel

I agree with the advantages of a 3" barrel over a shorter one. Common sense. But I really get tired of the repeated myth that "not all the powder is burned in a shorter barrel". The fact is, all of the powder that's going to burn burns before the bullet is fully out of the case. The flash you see at...
by Pisgah
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30 WCF full length vs neck size
Replies: 15
Views: 517

Re: 30 WCF full length vs neck size

I just watched "Caddy Shack" the other night for the umpteenth time. I never realized Bill Murray narrated reloading videos... :lol:
by Pisgah
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big Brother is watching.
Replies: 17
Views: 857

Re: Big Brother is watching.

A friend of mine had a conversation on his cell phone about some item or other he was thinking about getting, and suddenly pop-ups on social media were bombing him. I"ve never personally noticed a cell phone connection, but if you look at something on ling, Amazon will try to sell it to you in hour...
by Pisgah
Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mossberg 410 pump
Replies: 30
Views: 842

Re: Mossberg 410 pump

Simply shortening the barrel to 18.5" -- assuming the stock is standard -- will not make it illegal. It will remove whatever choke it has, but it should still pattern reliably out to 20-25 yards.
by Pisgah
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 336 Question
Replies: 13
Views: 566

Re: Marlin 336 Question

No, but I have used a fine file or hard stone to very slightly break the edge on the plunger, rounding it off just a tad to mimic the natural wear that eventually leads to "falling lever syndrome", the opposite of what you have now. Just go one stroke at a time and try it until the lever locks snugl...
by Pisgah
Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Webley question
Replies: 9
Views: 366

Re: Webley question

I know the Mark V was made for export in .45 Colt and .44-40. .41 Colt, I don't know.
by Pisgah
Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mannlicher Schoenauer 1903 carbine
Replies: 49
Views: 1106

Re: Mannlicher Schoenauer 1903 carbine

That one's been on my wish list for a long, long time. Congratulations, and be sure to keep us posted on how she shoots.
by Pisgah
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruger Vaquero- are my eyes playing tricks on me
Replies: 10
Views: 484

Re: Ruger Vaquero- are my eyes playing tricks on me

I remember when the Texas Longhorn guns were first getting some press. Seems Bill Grover figured Sam Colt must have been a lefty, thus designed his gun to be loaded without shifting it from his shooting hand. Grover decided it was time to make one for right-handers! :D

I've always wanted a No. 5.
by Pisgah
Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heads up on unscrupulous seller on here - Pete44ru
Replies: 48
Views: 1949

Re: Heads up on unscrupulous seller on here - Pete44ru

2- its worth legal action just to teach him a lesson I seriously doubt it. It's essentially a small claim. If he lived in the same state, it MIGHT be worth the hassle, but only then if he lives no farther away than the next county. Once you've prepared the required paperwork, paid for filing the cl...
by Pisgah
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruger takes Smith & Wesson to court over its iconic .22-caliber rifle
Replies: 10
Views: 640

Re: Ruger takes Smith & Wesson to court over its iconic .22-caliber rifle

Rusty wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:43 pm
I'm amazed that the patent hasn't expired on the 10/22.
I don't think it's the patent, or functional design, they are suing over. It's the trademark, which includes such things as the overall look of the gun. Pretty thin to me...
by Pisgah
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On the AR-15 as a home-defense weapon...
Replies: 30
Views: 1258

Re: On the AR-15 as a home-defense weapon...

This post has certainly sparked the comments, but virtually none relevant as to the premise of the quoted article: that the .223 is safer when it comes to overpenetration of walls. Period. As overpenetration is probably the #1 reason usually given for not using a rifle for home defense, the article ...
by Pisgah
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any Glock insiders here?
Replies: 12
Views: 622

Re: Any Glock insiders here?

"The conversation you requested could not be loaded..."
by Pisgah
Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I've come across a Rem. Model 81 in .300 Savage...good price, or no?
Replies: 22
Views: 557

Re: I've come across a Rem. Model 81 in .300 Savage...good price, or no?

Assuming it is in decent shooting condition, I have not seen one priced anywhere near that low in 10 years. I regret not jumping on one back then.
by Pisgah
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Counterfeit Leupold Scope on ebay
Replies: 13
Views: 527

Re: Counterfeit Leupold Scope on ebay

Don't look now, but you've probably got a lot of folks scratching their heads right now and wondering what's misspelled about "abjective"...
by Pisgah
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nice AR-innards/function video
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: Nice AR-innards/function video

I have two AR's. I call them "Bunny" and "Babs"...
by Pisgah
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage 99 action
Replies: 21
Views: 605

Re: Savage 99 action

Old Savage wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:17 am
Pete, you seem to be saying 303 is a 30-30???

Physically, the .303 Savage is different from the .30-30. Ballistically, there's no difference between the two.
by Pisgah
Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Stupid" Kills a Deer Hunter
Replies: 16
Views: 776

Re: "Stupid" Kills a Deer Hunter

Pretty stupid, all right, and not all that rare an occurrence, although a fatality is pretty rare. I did know one guy killed only 10 feet from the back door of his house by a "pet" buck he kept, and know several folks foolish enough to carelessly approach a downed deer and get involved in some sort ...
by Pisgah
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: trail cam question
Replies: 11
Views: 439

Re: trail cam question

I have about the cheapest, most basic trailcam out there. It's a Wildgame Innovations camera usually available for $35-40. It's easy to find reviews that knock it. Some of those knocks are legit -- sure, $40 won't get you a $400 camera. But other than its lack of bells and whistles I have no problem...
by Pisgah
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cimmarron MP415 Model P .45 Colt SAA Failure
Replies: 15
Views: 746

Re: Cimmarron MP415 Model P .45 Colt SAA Failure

I won't say that a metal flaw didn't cause this gun to disintegrate at normal pressures; humans manufacture things, and humans can screw up. But I would be surprised if a close metallurgic examination of it didn't show a drastically overpressure load was the cause. I have seen that sort of destructi...
by Pisgah
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Post a picture of your horse ...
Replies: 26
Views: 852

Re: Post a picture of your horse ...

An iron pony, too...
by Pisgah
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Post a picture of your horse ...
Replies: 26
Views: 852

Re: Post a picture of your horse ...

Only an iron horse here...
by Pisgah
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30-40 AI in an 1895
Replies: 46
Views: 4907

Re: 30-40 AI in an 1895

The Ackley Improved rounds are good, but to be honest the performance gains usually fall significantly short of the claims. Back when PO was developing them convenient chronography for the handloader didn't exist, resulting in all sorts of methods designed to calculate velocities. As technology was ...
by Pisgah
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tristar folding shotgun
Replies: 6
Views: 355

Re: Tristar folding shotgun

With the exception of the synthetic stock these are the same as the Hatfield folding single-shots. I have a Hatfield .410 and it's a nice little gun, especially considering the price. When brand-new, opening one takes some pretty strenuous effort, as does pulling the trigger, but liberal oil and rep...
by Pisgah
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hillbilly music.
Replies: 19
Views: 1038

Re: Hillbilly music.

I think this is the basic plan, Pitchy. His was larger, which would give the deeper tone. By the way, anyone who has PBS is missing a treat if they don't enjoy the Country Music series. Ken Burns does an outstanding job as a documentarian. It'll be on for a week. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43nY...
by Pisgah
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .30WCF -- 150 or 170 grain bullet?
Replies: 30
Views: 1214

Re: .30WCF -- 150 or 170 grain bullet?

Generally speaking, all of the .30-30s I have owned had had a preference as to which bullet they shot most accurately -- usually not a huge preference, but it was there. Fortunately, there's not a heckuva lot of difference in the performance of the two. The 150s run a wee bit faster and shoot a wee ...
by Pisgah
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feral Hogs - in CITIES....!!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 253

Re: Feral Hogs - in CITIES....!!!!

When he shouted, "Death to pigs!", no one realized Office Castillo was talking about his partner...

"The low point came in 2013 when a policeman shot at a boar with his service revolver, but hit and maimed his partner instead."
by Pisgah
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Charter Arms question .....
Replies: 10
Views: 581

Re: Charter Arms question .....

I'd hesitate to recommend that conversion. But, I will admit that for several years my little pocket woods-walking gun was a 3" CA Undercoverette using .32 Long handloads that you definitely would not find in any manual, for sure at least in the low H&R magnum pressure range. The gun digested maybe ...