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by KWK
Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A woman with balls, who just gave birth....
Replies: 4
Views: 223

Re: A woman with balls, who just gave birth....

Luckily, the three of them made it away from the fire as first responders began arriving on scene.
No, the second responders began arriving.
by KWK
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What turned you on to guns?
Replies: 35
Views: 513

Re: What turned you on to guns?

As a kid I used a BB gun on my grandparent's farm when we visited, but we had not even that at home. When I started work as an engineer, one of the lab technicians invited me to join him shooting, including his 336 in .30-30. (We remained friends until he died a few years ago.) Not long after first ...
by KWK
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: no more Miroku '66s?
Replies: 7
Views: 840

Re: no more Miroku '66s?

That would be sweet, but I can't see it happening. CAS guys would be the biggest market, and they mostly reload, I think. Still, the Henry is basically a quintuple .22 LR; call it 40 cents a round. Or you could consider it a low volume .45 ACP, which is also about 40 cents. So, $20/box. Then get Ube...
by KWK
Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pedersoli 86 carbine
Replies: 8
Views: 289

Re: Pedersoli 86 carbine

Their Hunter Lite caught my eye, but it's been out a while. Not quite as light as the Miroku but interesting.

The carbine's specs are 7.9 lb, 39.5", and 6 rounds. Still, that 1895 CB by Marlin is mighty fine...
by KWK
Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The U.S. "War Machine" in WWII (Fighter Plane output)
Replies: 26
Views: 416

Re: The U.S. "War Machine" in WWII (Fighter Plane output)

The depth of our nation's manufacturing ability at that time was pretty incredible. Indeed, and its decline in the last three decades is remarkable. It’s the nature of capitalism to move capital where it’s needed most. Unfortunately that place has been one with nuclear missiles pointed at us. I bel...
by KWK
Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The U.S. "War Machine" in WWII (Fighter Plane output)
Replies: 26
Views: 416

Re: The U.S. "War Machine" in WWII (Fighter Plane output)

German militarism is blamed for WW-II, but it was Hitler's reading of the politics, not his high command, that lead to the war. The military didn't want to do the invasions of Poland, France, or Russia. They knew Germany's resources were limited and didn't buy into Hitler's superman theories. Hitler...
by KWK
Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The U.S. "War Machine" in WWII (Fighter Plane output)
Replies: 26
Views: 416

Re: The U.S. "War Machine" in WWII (Fighter Plane output)

I've never understood the claim the Germans nearly won the war. As I read the history books, it wasn't even close. At Moscow, they had reached the end of their tether. They had neither the manpower nor the resources to go further. The Russians alone turned them, not the whole world. In late '41 when...
by KWK
Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The U.S. "War Machine" in WWII (Fighter Plane output)
Replies: 26
Views: 416

Re: The U.S. "War Machine" in WWII (Fighter Plane output)

... a rather intelligent and beautiful woman. Polish women can be quite fetching. There's a small number of Polish families living in this town. One winter Friday evening, friends and I were gathered at a favorite bar, and we couldn't help but notice the table of lovely, slender, 40-something gals ...
by KWK
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The U.S. "War Machine" in WWII (Fighter Plane output)
Replies: 26
Views: 416

Re: The U.S. "War Machine" in WWII (Fighter Plane output)

... came out of WWII with a positive "we-can-do-anything-together" attitude, which I'd say is LOST today. "Can do" is perhaps the better description. Thank you. As for loosing the "we can do anything together" attitude, the Dems have it in spades: "We can equalize wealth. We can get you your fair s...
by KWK
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The U.S. "War Machine" in WWII (Fighter Plane output)
Replies: 26
Views: 416

Re: The U.S. "War Machine" in WWII (Fighter Plane output)

Russians are pretty much like the Polish...25 watt light bulbs. I don't think that a fair assessment. The German general staff knew Germany couldn't win against the Russians. Logistics alone showed that. Hitler believed Russia was ripe to collapse politically, and he lost that gamble. One thing whi...
by KWK
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Texas Blizzard Buried Us Last Night
Replies: 13
Views: 350

Re: Texas Blizzard Buried Us Last Night

You have my pity.

Now I'll grab my snow shovel and clean up after a proper snowfall.
by KWK
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remembering "DPris" -- RIP Denis Prisbrey
Replies: 8
Views: 225

Re: Remembering "DPris" -- RIP Denis Prisbrey

"I'd like to think he was a friend here too." Certainly, in my mind he was a friend to those here, and I remember those posts on torture testing the Henry 22. His absence here came to mind just yesterday. I was searching around for some information on Uberti groove diameters, and google pointed me ...
by KWK
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: no more Miroku '66s?
Replies: 7
Views: 840

Re: no more Miroku '66s?

This back from Winchester: "Unfortunately, the model 1866 has been discontinued for this season. Hopefully it is something we are able to bring back in the future."

Too bad, I did like their particular Short Rifle configuration.
by KWK
Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: no more Miroku '66s?
Replies: 7
Views: 840

Re: no more Miroku '66s?

Miroku put a similar sight on both the Short and Deluxe Octagon rifles. I wasn't wild about that style but could live with it. Uberti on their Short Rifle uses a simple step elevator sight, and those one can sometimes reverse for more eye relief--depends on the barrel contour.
by KWK
Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: no more Miroku '66s?
Replies: 7
Views: 840

no more Miroku '66s?

I looked over and admired a Miroku '66 Short Rifle at a local store last month but didn't find .38 an interesting choice in it. I looked on Winchester's site to see what else might be available and was surprised to see all '66 models are listed as discontinued. I thought they might introduce a diffe...
by KWK
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Weather apps that are fast and concise?
Replies: 14
Views: 608

Re: Weather apps that are fast and concise?

Go to the main NWS site and get the page for your town. Scroll down and find the link labeled Text Only Forecast and bookmark that. The report is just what you ask for, but to change towns, you must go through the full site.
by KWK
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: '95 Marlin minimum COL
Replies: 5
Views: 284

Re: '95 Marlin minimum COL

My favorite smokeless load for the collar button is 8 grs of Unique. Thanks Eric. No card or wad on top of the Unique I take it. What sort of fps spread do you get? On looking further, I see that wee charges of smokeless in the .45-70 has been known to cause ringing of the chamber. The phenomenon i...
by KWK
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: '95 Marlin minimum COL
Replies: 5
Views: 284

'95 Marlin minimum COL

So, I made the mistake of going by Turnbull's site and saw what he's doing with the current generation of '95 CB. I seldom get the itch to fire the "big" cartridges and got to wondering what one might do for gallery, or plinking, loads in the .45-70. Looking around the web, round balls and collar bu...
by KWK
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 357 magunum 3" barrel
Replies: 16
Views: 656

Re: 357 magunum 3" barrel

wm wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:29 pm
The 3" barrel just works for me.
No 3" SP-101 yet? A spring kit and some time with a polishing wheel in Dremel can make the action decent. It'll never match a good K frame, but it's not bad.
by KWK
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 357 magunum 3" barrel
Replies: 16
Views: 656

Re: 357 magunum 3" barrel

... 3" model 36, 3" model 60 (357 mag) and 3" Charter Arms 44 special. You were doing great until you pointed to that 3" LCRx. I know looks aren't everything, but those 3" LCRx are truly ugly. The 3" 36: Now that's a looker, and the prices of nice ones on GunBroker suggest others think so as well. ...
by KWK
Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Montana...Wyoming....bound
Replies: 20
Views: 649

Re: Montana...Wyoming....bound

Near Yellowstone, a group of us several years ago stayed at the Hatchet Resort on US-26 east of Moran. It's not far from either Yellowstone or the Grand Tetons and is an older place which wasn't too expensive, at least not in late September. West Yellowstone and Jackson Hole are tourist traps. I've ...
by KWK
Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Won myself a bow!
Replies: 9
Views: 342

Re: Won myself a bow!

Mainehunter wrote:
Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:47 pm
All I need now is pick up a sight, bow release and some arrows!
Bows shoot arrows just fine without sights or a bow release. Admittedly, it takes more practice, but one can slay a deer without either. That Revolt looks like no bow I've ever shot, but congratulations on your luck.
by KWK
Thu Dec 19, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Duty gun": Glock 19X or 1911?
Replies: 25
Views: 559

Re: "Duty gun": Glock 19X or 1911?

Your question is already answered by: Springfield Armory's "Range Officer"! I'm a big revolver fan, but I have shot one of those Range Officer's in 9 mm at a local indoor range. It was the most accurate handgun I've ever shot; certainly more so than any of the other 9's I've tried. I'll keep my .38...
by KWK
Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Republican vs Democrat 2019
Replies: 20
Views: 767

Re: Republican vs Democrat 2019

See this here... My Chinese wife couldn't stop laughing at that one and is sending it on to her friends. I assume that's PhotoShop'd, for the guy's head looks out of proportion, but it made me laugh, too. (edit:) Nope, apparently not PhotoShop. The marvels at google were able to find an article wit...
by KWK
Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY Pete44ru, KWK & Peter Richards.
Replies: 7
Views: 294

Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY Pete44ru, KWK & Peter Richards.

They are starting to add up...
by KWK
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning Model 53, 32-20
Replies: 20
Views: 628

Re: Browning Model 53, 32-20

Oooooo, purdy!!
by KWK
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: American Outdoor to spin-off Smith & Wesson firearms business
Replies: 8
Views: 404

Re: American Outdoor to spin-off Smith & Wesson firearms business

Will car manufacturers be sued for reckless driving?... What about movies?... And what about makers of booze? The last time I looked at the statistics, it appeared I was more likely to be killed by a drunk driver than by someone with a gun. At least guns have utility. Alcohol is mostly just a recre...
by KWK
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Foam case cause rust?
Replies: 11
Views: 373

Re: Foam case cause rust?

Depends on the foam and your climate. I’ve had a seldom used Contender in the same hard shell case for about 30 yr with no problems. I always treat it with BC Barricade and place it in the same spot each time. I imagine the foam itself now holds some of the inhibitors.
by KWK
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: We Let These People Teach Our Children?????!!!!!!!
Replies: 30
Views: 718

Re: We Let These People Teach Our Children?????!!!!!!!

Yes, that great wasteland of near south side Chicago is the very definition of glorious urban living. Every major US city has something similar.
by KWK
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .30 WCF at 85 ksi
Replies: 11
Views: 471

Re: .30 WCF at 85 ksi

I always thought that 65k psi area was about where brass started giving you loosening primer pockets. Me, too. He says a rimmed case "forges" the brass around the primer pocket as the rim is formed, and this strengthens the primer pocket beyond just the effect of having that nice, wide rim surround...
by KWK
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .30 WCF at 85 ksi
Replies: 11
Views: 471

Re: .30 WCF at 85 ksi

Yes, the steel contains the pressure, but cartridges are not intentionally loaded past 65 ksi by the factories. (My impression was the primer was the weak link.) This fellow is loading his .30-30 to 85 ksi or more--and shooting itty bitty groups a loooonnnngggg way out there. I'd like to inspect the...
by KWK
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jimmy Stewart/ Mustang Sally
Replies: 11
Views: 518

Re: Jimmy Stewart/ Mustang Sally

At the age of sixteen, the actor allowed Sally to fly solo.
Sounds fishy to me. I looked around briefly and did not find confirmation Stewart owned a P-51, though I saw some stuff on him sponsoring a racing P-51.
by KWK
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Opinion
Replies: 41
Views: 1187

Re: My Opinion

I hate chasing brass so I don't own a semi-auto handgun. For giggles and grins, I have shot rental semis at area indoor ranges. By far the most accurate was a Springfield 1911 in 9 mm. As cheap as factory 9 mm is, I could be tempted to get one, but I like my S&W Model 12 too much. Come to think of i...
by KWK
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .30 WCF at 85 ksi
Replies: 11
Views: 471

Re: .30 WCF at 85 ksi

A little looking with google finds the fellow describing his efforts and the bolt action he made over on a bench rest shooting forum. His interest was piqued by work he'd done with a lever action, a Marlin, described in a post a little further down : I have a Marlin 336 RC made around 1959. It is ca...
by KWK
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .30 WCF at 85 ksi
Replies: 11
Views: 471

.30 WCF at 85 ksi

Don't do this in your Model 94 Winchester. :shock:

Those are some impressive groups he's getting.
by KWK
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: advice about buying cast bullets
Replies: 12
Views: 356

Re: advice about buying cast bullets

Only in the last two years have I been using cast bullets again. So far, I've had good luck with the plastic coated bullets from Missouri. One thing I like is they have both a hard and a soft alloy in a number of their designs. For my low pressure .38 Spl loads I use the soft alloy.
by KWK
Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sad News From My Friends In Africa
Replies: 20
Views: 674

Re: Sad News From My Friends In Africa

Pretty gal. I'm sorry to hear your news.
by KWK
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ugly On A Stick Levergun
Replies: 15
Views: 540

Re: Ugly On A Stick Levergun

Ray wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:35 am
Did anyone else see that Blaser ad in american rifleman not long ago with a strange thumbhole pistol gripped buttstock ?
No, I had to look that up on the Blaser site. Not only is it ugly, it looks fragile, too.
by KWK
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Today (9/18/2019) is PACO'S BIRTHDAY!
Replies: 21
Views: 975

Re: Today (9/18/2019) is PACO'S BIRTHDAY!

Congratulations. I have a feeling I won't make it to 81, so I'm favorably impressed.
by KWK
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A chapel too beautiful?
Replies: 12
Views: 390

Re: A chapel too beautiful?

Interesting building, but that's rather a lot of glass to keep clean.
by KWK
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Double Rifle
Replies: 19
Views: 664

Re: Double Rifle

4.75 lb? What a beast. This one is 2.2 lb and is in .22 Hornet. I think, though, it costs about 4 times as much.
by KWK
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Samuel Colt's Place
Replies: 5
Views: 321

Re: Samuel Colt's Place

That place was owned by another Sam Colt. He was the nephew of the revolver guy whose mansion is in Hartford.
by KWK
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone know anything about 22-3000 Levell R-2
Replies: 9
Views: 363

Re: Anyone know anything about 22-3000 Levell R-2

The 22-3000 was based on the 25-35 case shortened and necked down, what later(1937) became the .219 Zipper for all intents and purposes. Perhaps there was another .22-3000, but the one I've read about in the past is based on the .25-20 SS. It has a longer shoulder than the R2. One cartridge seller ...
by KWK
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Out for my morning walk early this AM
Replies: 11
Views: 521

Re: Out for my morning walk early this AM

M. M. Wright wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:39 pm
He said the wing man had his nose painted yellow, I suppose to show he's a rookie.
No, probably to honor a fellow who'd flown one like that in the war.
by KWK
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old Footage Of An Elephant Hunt With 100# Bow
Replies: 3
Views: 319

Re: Old Footage Of An Elephant Hunt With 100# Bow

One of the YouTube comments: eric rungren the ph here was one of the most famous white hunters ever, i read a story about this hunt and that negly guy used more than 20 arows to get that elephant down, this movie clip is clearly edited. after this hunt rungren went back to kenya and the EAPHA and go...
by KWK
Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Telegraph Reader
Replies: 105
Views: 3057

Re: Telegraph Reader

Pitchy wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:34 pm
Made a separate code board.
You might want to make another one. That's International, not American, Morse code. It would be a shame to have an old RR set without the code table it might have used. Or you might check to see if that RR did convert to International along the way--some did.
by KWK
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CutCordsNow™ Antenna
Replies: 15
Views: 446

Re: CutCordsNow™ Antenna

I live in medium sized city (300,000 metro) and we get over a dozen channels on the antenna. Due to interference from the house, I did have to add a double bow tie antenna in the room. Fortunately, all the transmitters are in about the same spot, so I don't have to turn the antenna. Precipitation wi...
by KWK
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody have access to a computer reloading program
Replies: 14
Views: 401

Re: Anybody have access to a computer reloading program

QuickLoad thinks that'll go 41.3k psi with 39.9k psi being SAAMI max...
That's the CIP max, which is often higher than SAAMI. In this case, SAAMI is 34 ksi. In a modern Marlin, the CIP max should be safe.
by KWK
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: best hunting bullets for heavier game in 357 levers
Replies: 12
Views: 792

Re: best hunting bullets for heavier game in 357 levers

While it appears Nosler has stopped making Partitions in .357, Swift still has two weights of A-frame. I'd try those were I going hunting.
by KWK
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1877 Sharps Article Finished For "Rifle" Magazine
Replies: 13
Views: 736

Re: 1877 Sharps Article Finished For "Rifle" Magazine

6pt-sika wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:21 pm
Does Al Springer have a webpage ?
Yes, as mentioned in the article.