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by Pisgah
Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heads up on unscrupulous seller on here - Pete44ru
Replies: 47
Views: 1198

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: 7
Views: 280

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: 956

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: 500

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: 408

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: 409

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: 115

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: 470

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: 621

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: 336

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: 600

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: 636

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: 636

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: 4765

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: 330

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: 954

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: 1030

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: 218

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: 515

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 ...
by Pisgah
Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gun Show Loophole Revealed!
Replies: 13
Views: 464

Re: Gun Show Loophole Revealed!

Reminds me of a hand-lettered sign I saw in a grocery store just before Christmas several decades ago. Fastened to a huge display of nuts, raisins, dates and candied fruit: "Frut Cake Ingerdinents".
by Pisgah
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Found me an old Ruger Blackhawk
Replies: 14
Views: 597

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: 489

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: 496

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: 405

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: 292

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: 591

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: 226

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: 489

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: 719

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: 723

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: 21
Views: 754

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: 833

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: 723

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: 21
Views: 754

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: 21
Views: 754

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: 887

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: 670

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: 400

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: 658

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: 484

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: 756

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: 356

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: 302

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: 302

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: 788

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: 788

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: 465

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: 452

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: 375

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...