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by AJMD429
Sat Apr 20, 2024 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lewis & Clark - Little People Encounter
Replies: 19
Views: 386

Re: Lewis & Clark - Little People Encounter

One of the most mythological creatures of modern times is the "Statesman." Reputed to be an individual who works as a political leader and who is more concerned about the nation as a whole instead of the political institution they happen to be a part of. The "Statesman" was repo...
by AJMD429
Fri Apr 19, 2024 4:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Batteries (that leak) Suck…
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Batteries (that leak) Suck…

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Lots of ruined flashlights over the years, and a few more expensive things… :evil:

At least some products have ‘isolated’ battery compartments.

An AA battery was on a shelf next to these rounds… :|
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by AJMD429
Fri Apr 19, 2024 1:02 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: "The Opposite of what Scientists Wanted to Happen .."
Replies: 5
Views: 733

Re: "The Opposite of what Scientists Wanted to Happen .."

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It keeps getting sillier and sillier and yet the 'progressives' and 'environmentalists' have no self-awareness as to their ignorance...

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/calif ... r-AA1nik84
by AJMD429
Fri Apr 19, 2024 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Semi-auto in 250-3000….made by Ruger…!
Replies: 4
Views: 174

Re: Semi-auto in 250-3000….made by Ruger…!

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He would probably be arrested these days for converting and inventing… :roll:
by AJMD429
Fri Apr 19, 2024 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pitchy (Lenn)
Replies: 5
Views: 237

Re: Pitchy (Lenn)

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A very talented and spiritual and giving individual.

Prayers he feels better soon.
by AJMD429
Fri Apr 19, 2024 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lewis & Clark - Little People Encounter
Replies: 19
Views: 386

Re: Lewis & Clark - Little People Encounter

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There are also reports of ‘giants’ as well…

Fascinating.
by AJMD429
Fri Apr 19, 2024 8:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday...
Replies: 4
Views: 77

Re: Happy Birthday...

. Our rugrats are similar ages, and it sure is a blessing to see them go from little 'parodies-of-humans' to 'genuine grownups'. They start knowing stuff we don't and doing stuff we can't, and....pretty soon they are replicating, and you get to see grand-rugrats crawling around and getting into misc...
by AJMD429
Thu Apr 18, 2024 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone still shoot handgun silhouette?
Replies: 19
Views: 277

Re: Anyone still shoot handgun silhouette?

JimT wrote: Thu Apr 18, 2024 3:43 pm I thought that is what lady friends are for ... picking up spent lead so I don't have to bend over. It's much more fun collecting scrap lead when watching them do it. :)
God was indeed a fine sculptor....

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus_Callipyge
by AJMD429
Thu Apr 18, 2024 7:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone still shoot handgun silhouette?
Replies: 19
Views: 277

Re: Anyone still shoot handgun silhouette?

Southwestern Pa. still has 2 or 3 ranges that still shoot it alongside Lever action silhouette. It's the NRA version though not IHMSA. What is the difference between the two versions...? I used to do it with a Super Blackhawk in central Indiana - the range in the 1970's was still in downtown Bloomi...
by AJMD429
Thu Apr 18, 2024 11:06 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Gotta Love Progressives.... LOL
Replies: 3
Views: 95

Re: Gotta Love Progressives.... LOL

. Just remember that it is the 'news' media's JOB to tell us what to think.... :shock: :? :roll: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quU_Tbv96Wk https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/04/its_our_job_to_tell_you_what_to_think.html https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2024/04/elon-musk-blasts-new-npr-c...
by AJMD429
Wed Apr 17, 2024 9:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got the cabin in PA cleaned up for the season
Replies: 17
Views: 347

Re: Got the cabin in PA cleaned up for the season

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Good times; thanks for sharing.

Lots of forum members may not get out to the woods much or have a ‘place’ to go to. Or like you last year, may not be up to much adventure.

These kinds of posts can cheer a housebound guy up I’m sure.
by AJMD429
Wed Apr 17, 2024 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Custom holster maker
Replies: 7
Views: 187

Re: Custom holster maker

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you’ll shoot your eye out…! :o

:D

Sounds like a fun project.
by AJMD429
Wed Apr 17, 2024 8:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30-30 Shootn
Replies: 22
Views: 904

Re: 30-30 Shootn

They were not very accurate and/or I can't see the factory sights very good anymore. This one is top eject and I am thinking about getting a Skinner sight or one of Turnbull's Red Dot setups. I really like the Williams FP on leverguns. You do need to drill & tap most Winchesters though. The ‘Fi...
by AJMD429
Wed Apr 17, 2024 7:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Semi-auto in 250-3000….made by Ruger…!
Replies: 4
Views: 174

Semi-auto in 250-3000….made by Ruger…!

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A Savage Ruger…. From American Rifleman December 1943.
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I do wonder how one chambers the first round…
by AJMD429
Wed Apr 17, 2024 2:34 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: "The Opposite of what Scientists Wanted to Happen .."
Replies: 5
Views: 733

Re: "The Opposite of what Scientists Wanted to Happen .."

. Yet another example of 'scientists' fear-mongering over things they don't even understand. They continually voice 'surprise' at things they though would go one way that go another, yet they expect us to find them credible and go with whatver dramatic social policies will 'save us' from the latest ...
by AJMD429
Tue Apr 16, 2024 7:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage lever gun in .22
Replies: 5
Views: 240

Re: Savage lever gun in .22

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I need a shocker that any legitimate company would have a facility in such a horrible place.

From what the article said, if you read closely, it was not a levergun, it was a “level action rimfire rifle”. :D
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by AJMD429
Tue Apr 16, 2024 7:42 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Gonad-test for Republicans
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: Gonad-test for Republicans

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Yep. The only choice we have is either to participate politically, or give up. If you’re playing Monopoly or tennis, you can give up, but you don’t give up when lives and freedom are at stake.
by AJMD429
Tue Apr 16, 2024 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Carry gun for an 89 year old man……good one
Replies: 14
Views: 391

Re: Carry gun for an 89 year old man……good one

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That was an interesting steel target he had that had the separate four quadrants and bullseye..
by AJMD429
Tue Apr 16, 2024 6:40 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Gonad-test for Republicans
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Gonad-test for Republicans

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I doubt our spineless, gonad-less legislators will actually oppose this, despite posturing...

https://middleamericanews.com/news/repu ... egulation/

MAYBE if we write and call and write and call and email and nag and so on.

Maybe.
by AJMD429
Tue Apr 16, 2024 4:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dealing with Electrical Brownouts....?
Replies: 15
Views: 352

Re: Dealing with Electrical Brownouts....?

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Office 75 miles away so I’ll try phone first.
by AJMD429
Mon Apr 15, 2024 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 9mm Round Ball Sniper Weapon
Replies: 6
Views: 269

Re: 9mm Round Ball Sniper Weapon

. I was watching a documentary about the Bronze Age or something (I can’t remember now exactly) but anyway, the speaker was showing the type of slingshot that is just a leather cup on a thong, that you swing around your head, and then let go, and claimed that ‘back in the day’ a skilled user of such...
by AJMD429
Mon Apr 15, 2024 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dealing with Electrical Brownouts....?
Replies: 15
Views: 352

Re: Dealing with Electrical Brownouts....?

. “ …Is there a reason you aren't just calling your power company? They fix these issues for free everyplace I've ever worked, so a call usually gets it taken care of quickly and no charge... ” Yeah I called three times and no call back. :evil: Third time I called the “life threatening emergency” li...
by AJMD429
Sun Apr 14, 2024 5:22 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Gotta Love Progressives.... LOL
Replies: 3
Views: 95

Gotta Love Progressives.... LOL

. They just can't get past "identity" and virtue-signaling how "inclusive" they are... :roll: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97Nn3bD-9u0 The story about that 'groundbreaking' judge even penetrated the pop-culture 'news' this week... :o https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/system...
by AJMD429
Sun Apr 14, 2024 3:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 9mm Round Ball Sniper Weapon
Replies: 6
Views: 269

9mm Round Ball Sniper Weapon

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No gunpowder involved…

https://youtu.be/fwkSmvUdV5U?si=yKE2-kpYCdyCMo9p

Looks fun.
by AJMD429
Sun Apr 14, 2024 2:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dealing with Electrical Brownouts....?
Replies: 15
Views: 352

Re: Dealing with Electrical Brownouts....?

My meters (one digital one analog) both read 104-106 v AC last night and 112 v this morning. I didn’t take photos but if happens again I sure will. I was surprised that the LED bulbs seemed more obviously dim with a 10% voltage drop than the incandescents. I’m tempted to get a voltage meter to perma...
by AJMD429
Sun Apr 14, 2024 1:57 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: I wonder how iran can afford…
Replies: 7
Views: 155

Re: I wonder how iran can afford…

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Yep.

Yet the ‘progressssssssssssives’ keep voting Dumascrap.
by AJMD429
Sun Apr 14, 2024 1:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New member
Replies: 19
Views: 301

Re: New member

. The problem with the gun in that photo is the lever’s complex on the side not the bottom… :D Welcome here. Be sure you are getting your kids grandkids nieces nephews and neighbor kids INTERESTED in guns too…! The guy who got me interested in guns (and history and science) just passed away and I re...
by AJMD429
Sun Apr 14, 2024 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dealing with Electrical Brownouts....?
Replies: 15
Views: 352

Re: Dealing with Electrical Brownouts....?

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I have OCD and so I framed, plumbed, a wired my house, and all the wiring is in metal conduit, so I’m sure no rodent damage there…!

With all buildings affected it has to be at the power company end.
by AJMD429
Sat Apr 13, 2024 9:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 45 Colt, 135 grain bullet
Replies: 18
Views: 380

Re: 45 Colt, 135 grain bullet

135 gr. is pretty stubby for the .45 Yeah. Even though it is a solid copper (or maybe bronze) it still has a hollow rear like a MinieBall and is STILL nearly a low-BC round-ball from the looks of it. If 'petaled' maybe a great short range defense load for 2-legs. Otherwise I agree; gimme a big ol f...
by AJMD429
Sat Apr 13, 2024 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dealing with Electrical Brownouts....?
Replies: 15
Views: 352

Dealing with Electrical Brownouts....?

. Our rural homestead has three houses and two barns, coming from one pole transformer and one pad transformer. We had the usual twice-a-year flood this week, but nothing unusual. However, I noticed that one bathroom light fixture seemed unusually dim this morning. It has a couple new (3-6 month old...
by AJMD429
Sat Apr 13, 2024 4:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Navy Tactical Scope Mount
Replies: 7
Views: 190

Re: New Navy Tactical Scope Mount

wvfarrier wrote: Sat Apr 13, 2024 3:57 pm You know some service member is gonna get reamed when he/she gets blamed for that
Lol "Why did you hand the Commander a defective weapon...!?"
by AJMD429
Sat Apr 13, 2024 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Navy Tactical Scope Mount
Replies: 7
Views: 190

New Navy Tactical Scope Mount

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https://www.stripes.com/branches/navy/2 ... 28758.html

The scary part is he's a Commander...

I wonder if the cartridge cases are photoshopped....?
by AJMD429
Sat Apr 13, 2024 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 45 Colt, 135 grain bullet
Replies: 18
Views: 380

45 Colt, 135 grain bullet

. 135 grain Lehigh Defense https://youtu.be/oYVV3aiK454?si=M_U3M1I3tUCRejMG Supposedly 2,400 fps or so (maybe 2,600) from a levergun.... :o Unsure if I would prefer that to a hardcast 300 grain at 1,100 fps though.... Their 357 Mag 105 grain load clocked over 2,200 fps though... https://lehighdefens...
by AJMD429
Fri Apr 12, 2024 7:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NEW members
Replies: 6
Views: 197

Re: NEW members

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So I guess telling one of my friends they ought to join the forum and use the name ‘SpamBot007’ probably wasn’t a good idea…??? :lol:
by AJMD429
Fri Apr 12, 2024 5:27 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: A bad combination starting with 'Universal Background Checks'
Replies: 0
Views: 50

A bad combination starting with 'Universal Background Checks'

. Step One - Make a List - https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-64939930 & https://www.nytimes.com/2024/04/11/us/politics/biden-guns-background-checks.html Step Two - Go Get Them - https://dailypresser.com/doug-g/james-okeefe-catches-trans-pentagon-official-advocating-for-open-borders-gun-co...
by AJMD429
Thu Apr 11, 2024 10:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'd not survive the 'corporate' world...
Replies: 19
Views: 482

Re: I'd not survive the 'corporate' world...

Hardest thing I ve had to do in my life was sit through a sensitivity course with an instructor who was a 6’5” man wearing a dress and I suppose a wig and makeup.Try doing that with a room full of guys trying not to laugh .Was the longest 3hrs of my life I honestly don’t think I could do that. Wow ...
by AJMD429
Thu Apr 11, 2024 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tornado Hit Us Wednesday
Replies: 30
Views: 507

Re: Tornado Hit Us Wednesday

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...been through a couple and lucked out as well. Horrible things. Almost no way to build tornado proof buildings and even if you did your trees and so on would be gone in an instant.

You remained calm especially not being in a basement or anything, leaving you very vulnerable.
by AJMD429
Thu Apr 11, 2024 10:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A good way to die (I guess), but way too young...
Replies: 0
Views: 141

A good way to die (I guess), but way too young...

. https://nypost.com/2024/04/10/us-news/boy-14-fatally-stabbed-trying-to-protect-girlfriend-in-wyoming-mall/ Of course the underprivileged, minority, undocumented, whatever-they-ares who killed him will live another seventy years, sucking off the taxpayers. On the other hand, this 85 year old was pr...
by AJMD429
Thu Apr 11, 2024 7:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lack of light
Replies: 4
Views: 216

Re: Lack of light

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Frogs and bugs of the night did start up, and chickens headed to coop (way faster than usual). Goat acted confused (in other words was normal).

Kinda cool how SUDDEN the moment of totality came (and went). The less-than-totalitu part is just creepy odd light like some movie or something.
by AJMD429
Thu Apr 11, 2024 1:32 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Dancers with Grace and Courage
Replies: 1
Views: 58

Dancers with Grace and Courage

. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=736205671997788&set=a.358594046425621&type=3&ref=embed_post They stood their ground, and unlike the 'triggered' snowflake-crowd, they ARE 'tolerant' and ARE 'inclusive'. The ones who tried to force them to bend to their will should be ashamed. If...
by AJMD429
Thu Apr 11, 2024 1:20 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The ultimate GFY to politicians pushing 'gun control'
Replies: 0
Views: 55

The ultimate GFY to politicians pushing 'gun control'

. "...been there, done that..." is a polite way to put it - https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2024/04/chinese-immigrant-who-survived-communism-confronts-gun-grabber/ Surviving Mao Zedong's "cultural revolution" tends to make one a bit of a 'skeptic' when it comes to 'common sense ...
by AJMD429
Thu Apr 11, 2024 5:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'd not survive the 'corporate' world...
Replies: 19
Views: 482

I'd not survive the 'corporate' world...

. A patient who works in health care recently made a joking comment at work that 'offended' someone who stomped off in a huff. The comment was made to remind eveyone to respect patient privacy. Evidently someone was 'offended' by that and said they said they viewed the comment as a 'threat' and very...
by AJMD429
Wed Apr 10, 2024 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ultra Long Range 22LR ammo
Replies: 7
Views: 246

Re: Ultra Long Range 22LR ammo

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I have enough fun with regular subsonic ammo and Paco's "Accurizer" (never could spell it).
by AJMD429
Wed Apr 10, 2024 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3-D Printer
Replies: 9
Views: 293

Re: 3-D Printer

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It makes me wonder if you could use a 3D printer to build a paraffin or similar material 'form' so that you can make an investment casting using metal as a second step.
by AJMD429
Wed Apr 10, 2024 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Training for CCW (and home protection).
Replies: 0
Views: 93

Training for CCW (and home protection).

. Lots of options, and probably the best is to travel to go to one of the high-end places like Gunsite Ranch, but few of us will ever afford the time or money to do that. What most of my friends and I have done over the years is just get together and casually shoot cans or paper targets or steel, an...
by AJMD429
Wed Apr 10, 2024 4:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ultra Long Range 22LR ammo
Replies: 7
Views: 246

Ultra Long Range 22LR ammo

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https://www.creedmoorsports.com/product ... 0167/Lapua

Over 40 cents a round, but pretty impressive…

https://youtu.be/Ok1jkp7fiic?si=voupptX8pX_Ylgm4

Any pursuit of excellence in the firearms field fascinates me.
by AJMD429
Wed Apr 10, 2024 12:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 300 Blackout to 600 yards
Replies: 2
Views: 125

300 Blackout to 600 yards

. https://youtu.be/7c0v6zfyozY?si=8DB9tQklCdEDaVdG I like stuff like this. 45-70 to 1,000 yards, 22 LR to 300 yards, 32-20 to 400 yards. I've seen YouTube videos on all those, and find the challenge of even just elevation to be impressive, much less for windage conditions. Of course even if the gun ...
by AJMD429
Wed Apr 10, 2024 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3-D Printer
Replies: 9
Views: 293

3-D Printer

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https://youtu.be/ikjOEaPY6Rk?si=iSM9QLhxoRK_wsrs

Cheap basic one looks interesting.

I can imagine the top of line ones would be great for parts fabrication.
by AJMD429
Wed Apr 10, 2024 9:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Great gun show finds this morning. Again!
Replies: 11
Views: 770

Re: Great gun show finds this morning. Again!

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"...guess the moral of the story is, I need to stop trying to be organized. Something always goes missing..."

:lol:

Me too.