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by wecsoger
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Eye loupe?
Replies: 9
Views: 108

Re: Eye loupe?

Another shout-out for the Optivisor model. Yes, the magnifier with a light on a stand is very useful, but the Optivisor on your head is a lot more portable. You'll use in a lot more places than just reloading after you get used to it. On Amazon the base model is about $30 and you can spend as you wi...
by wecsoger
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage Axis XP bolt gun comments
Replies: 6
Views: 165

Re: Savage Axis XP bolt gun comments

Thanks much for the comments and I'll do that up with the bolts when I strip it apart again. Wanted to add a bolt gun (and in 30-06) to the collection and this looks like a good entry-level work gun. I've a feeling it will shoot a lot better than what I saw today But I need better ammo, a much much ...
by wecsoger
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage Axis XP bolt gun comments
Replies: 6
Views: 165

Savage Axis XP bolt gun comments

Pawn shop find, a Savage Axis XP in 30-06 at one my haunts. Took it to the counter, they said $241 cash. Wow. That was total out the door, tax, title, and background. Been contemplating a bolt gun and this seemed meant to be. For those who don't know... There are a lot of inexpensive bolt guns on th...
by wecsoger
Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: P-38 (the plane) documentary
Replies: 10
Views: 277

Re: P-38 (the plane) documentary

P-38, designed by the famous Kelly Johnson, one of many of his amazing designs Fantastic performance, but way too complicated for anyone other than a highly trained pilot. Something we didn't have in surplus at the time and the aircraft complexity got guys killed. The 339th Fighter Squadron in the Y...
by wecsoger
Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone like bluegrass?
Replies: 18
Views: 368

Re: Anyone like bluegrass?

There are talented young folk out there turning bluegrass on it's head with new styles, newgrass, 'gangsta' grass, and so on.

I'm not a traditionalist, and hearing a group tearing into their version of something by Coldplay is a joy.
by wecsoger
Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nice video on the design and manufacture of Mini-14
Replies: 9
Views: 341

Re: Nice video on the design and manufacture of Mini-14

Got a Mini, early '80's vintage, 183 series. Good, no great gun for what it is. Can easily accept the 4 MOA accuracy, for a carbine it's useful and effective to 100 yards. It's amazing how our expectations have changed, and Ian brought this out in another video interview with Ken Hackathorn on the M...
by wecsoger
Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The state of New York should be broken up...
Replies: 2
Views: 152

The state of New York should be broken up...

...into three states, West New York, East New York and Greater New York. Just spent a quality week up there, this time in Syracuse and then drove down the Newburg. Beautiful country all, but there's a lot of people upstate that /blanking/ hate the city, and a large number of people in it. (and I've ...
by wecsoger
Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nice video on the design and manufacture of Mini-14
Replies: 9
Views: 341

Re: Nice video on the design and manufacture of Mini-14

Regardless of your feelings about the 'mini' (I personally like them), this is a great analysis of design, engineering, and manufacture of one of Ruger products. It shows why Ruger, the company, is where it is. The old man with his original .22 Mk1 started it all with sheet metal and simple construc...
by wecsoger
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: sp101 grips
Replies: 5
Views: 286

Re: sp101 grips

Hogue?

https://www.hogueinc.com/grips/ruger/sp101

They are my go-to on anything handgun related.
by wecsoger
Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wrangler question
Replies: 28
Views: 1046

Re: Wrangler question

Someone else to check into - Roundhouse Jeans https://www.round-house.com/ they are American made (Oklahoma) with a rich history. I haven't seen their jeans, but have bought their bib overalls for work. The bibs are heavy, well made, and a good value for the price. I like the fact I'm employing some...
by wecsoger
Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wrangler question
Replies: 28
Views: 1046

Re: Wrangler question

I can vouch for the Duluth Trading jeans, they are roomy, have ample pockets, and are very sturdy. So saying, they're also pricier than most, but pay once cry once. I'm a huge fan of their fire hose pants also, they are tough as nails and I wear them all the time when working or on the bike. All the...
by wecsoger
Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Home away.....
Replies: 16
Views: 612

Re: Home away.....

Thank you for your service.

Me, I did the Air Force. Our bases tend to not move around so much. (grin)
by wecsoger
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: sell your coat and buy a sword
Replies: 3
Views: 377

Re: sell your coat and buy a sword

hmmmm...

did searching my usual sources, got nuttin'

checked both 'coat' and 'cloak'.

more details, pls?
by wecsoger
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Internet rules!
Replies: 31
Views: 1088

Re: Internet rules!

As Abraham Lincoln once said, "Don't believe everything you see on the internet"

(grin)
by wecsoger
Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for Cushioned Socks That Stay Up with Western Boots
Replies: 20
Views: 674

Re: Looking for Cushioned Socks That Stay Up with Western Boots

Smartwool brand socks.

Check for the ones they have in the hiking category
by wecsoger
Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I think we're doing all right... (the economy)
Replies: 12
Views: 568

I think we're doing all right... (the economy)

Debated about sticking this over in Politics since I suspect that's where comments are headed... Just some casual observations from contemplating on the motorcycle ride home I work for a large trucking company. Won't share name here, but we have a hundred some facilities across the U.S., main busine...
by wecsoger
Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My oh my.....hornets!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 1010

Re: My oh my.....hornets!!!

I don't bother with the spray, that's icky stuff with seriously harsh chemicals. Basically bug spray is nerve agent.

Wasps don't fly at night. I just wait till way after dark, go out, disconnect them from whatever they're on.

Splash of gas, match, a whoosh, and problem solved.
by wecsoger
Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Con man-thief!
Replies: 55
Views: 3124

Re: Con man-thief!

There is some good news every once in awhile. Congrats.

There's a story behind how that return check got generated, shame no one here will never know it.
by wecsoger
Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Leaves of three, leave it be ...
Replies: 12
Views: 736

Re: Leaves of three, leave it be ...

It's a problem that it's on some one else's property but first thing I'd do is take a machete and *lightly* go around that trunk, close as the ground as I could get. I emphasize lightly since you'll only want to cut the stems, not get too deep into the bark. Anywhere you do cut a stem, use the tip o...
by wecsoger
Sun May 27, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Con man-thief!
Replies: 55
Views: 3124

Re: Con man-thief!

I already have everything you mentioned, except an accurate physical description. That's partially good news. Just another suggestion (worth what you paid for it!), call that county's prosecuting attorney and see if they have any suggestions. These are the people the Sheriff's deputies/city cops wr...
by wecsoger
Sat May 26, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Con man-thief!
Replies: 55
Views: 3124

Re: Con man-thief!

Saw that same obit, and couple other things, including a Brock that got arrested for meth/various drug offenses several years ago. I'm very leery of posting anyone's picture/personal info on a public forum until more info is developed. That's why I really want a good physical description from the gu...
by wecsoger
Sat May 26, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Con man-thief!
Replies: 55
Views: 3124

Re: Con man-thief!

I would. You mentioned USPS, that means a money order and mailing address? Or PO box? If the latter, I'd call the local post office, explain the situation, let them know the higher muckety-mucks of USPS have a case on file. *If* he's actually in that county, local PD or Sheriff on the detective side...
by wecsoger
Sat May 26, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Con man-thief!
Replies: 55
Views: 3124

Re: Con man-thief!

Contact the Leslie county KY sheriff's office 606-672-2200 or the Hyden city police department (606) 672-2300 and see if they know this guy. Leslie county is not very big and I suspect he's known to the local constabulary, if he lives in that county Also did a quick search, there are a bunch of Broc...
by wecsoger
Sun May 20, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cops need to go back to revolvers
Replies: 52
Views: 2377

Cops need to go back to revolvers

Musings on S&W's re-introduction of the model 19 brought on this particular rant. One of the good things about the video revolution is it brings much needed transparency to policing (full disclosure, I'm very pro-video) What dismays me about the shooting-of-the-week videos is the excessive number of...
by wecsoger
Fri May 18, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1st Gen. Colt 'Military' SAA Mystery
Replies: 5
Views: 532

Re: 1st Gen. Colt 'Military' SAA Mystery

All matching numbers? Bunches of stamps for authenticity? No documentation for provenance and it's coming from an absolutely vague source? Not demeaning your experience in spotting fakes, but I'm not even initially convinced. Yes, factory letter. Also I'd drag out the camera with the macro lens and ...
by wecsoger
Fri May 18, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UPS Driver On Shipping Firearms
Replies: 6
Views: 959

Re: UPS Driver On Shipping Firearms

Good advice, this guy is dead on and I hope people will take heed. Only thing I can add is most people under-pack or under-protect their item. If you can hold your package out at arm's length, drop it from a height of 5' and the item inside won't be damaged...it _might_ be packed well enough. This i...
by wecsoger
Wed May 16, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Maybe Hope for Illinois....?
Replies: 6
Views: 615

Re: Maybe Hope for Illinois....?

decades of politicians caving in to greedy public sector unions [/b] I see your point, but I'm still comfortable with mis-management. Yes, unions were greedy, but they weren't holding a gun to anyone's head. Pols caving, and can-kicking got them there. Politicians were allegedly in charge, so there...
by wecsoger
Tue May 15, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Maybe Hope for Illinois....?
Replies: 6
Views: 615

Re: Maybe Hope for Illinois....?

Good for them, but realistically, seceding from the state is the only real solution. No one, well, very few people are talking about how bad things are for Illinois in general and Chicago in particular. Both have pension systems the courts say can't be touched/reduced that through financial mismanag...
by wecsoger
Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got syrup from Maine
Replies: 18
Views: 919

Re: Got syrup from Maine

Good for ya on the real maple syrup.

But...

Heaven's above, how old is that waffle maker? (grin)

And is that a suicide (non-polarized) plug on that fabric cord?
by wecsoger
Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Flint knapping first try
Replies: 41
Views: 2048

Re: Flint knapping first try

Nicely done for a first try.

I was going to pop in here and ask where you were getting your flint.
by wecsoger
Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Random firearms musings and comments
Replies: 8
Views: 686

Random firearms musings and comments

Sometimes my mind wanders about unsupervised (especially when driving on these long trips) and lately I've been thinking about the oddness in the firearms industry point 1. If it's "Glock Perfection", how come they're up to gen 5 (!) now. Seriously? Me, I'm finally up to gen 3 now with a police trad...
by wecsoger
Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Guess it runs in your blood
Replies: 52
Views: 3250

Re: Guess it runs in your blood

Neat old Indian.

I could do without the hand-shift, though. (grin)
by wecsoger
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 carbine
Replies: 24
Views: 1594

Re: M1 carbine

The M1 carbine accuracy sounds like that which is complained about by owners of the Ruger Mini 14. That's interesting to note. I never have heard that comparison made before, but it sure is logical to do so. Not the first to make a logical comparison: --------------M1 Mini14 length --- 35.6" --- 37...
by wecsoger
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruger Customer Service (327 Mag)
Replies: 9
Views: 674

Re: Ruger Customer Service (327 Mag)

Don't have a Henry (yet!) but all my three interactions with Ruger customer service has been like this:

Hi, my xxx is broke.

What's your serial number?

xxxxxxxxx

Stand by, your parts are in the mail.

Not needed to say, they've always treated me more than fair.
by wecsoger
Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Well this sucks
Replies: 34
Views: 2204

Re: Well this sucks

which is very important from an armorers view Word. Lieutenants talk about tactics Colonels talk about strategy Generals talk about logistics Glocks with 38(?) parts are pretty much rock simple on maintenance and swapping parts. Sigs are nice though. I love the 226. 220 is fantastic too, although t...
by wecsoger
Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Well this sucks
Replies: 34
Views: 2204

Re: Well this sucks

that killed the Glock from consideration was lack of an external safety To be more exact, the panel's requirement for an external safety. Which you don't really need, as proven by multiples of ten thousands of cops *every day* carrying Glocks around, with a round chambered You train for proper tech...
by wecsoger
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Well this sucks
Replies: 34
Views: 2204

Re: Well this sucks

For all the time and money (five years plus, 17 million plus) devoted to this project, there is no reason that the pistol selection group should not have been able to pick something that would have worked perfectly right out of the box. Or shipping container. Beretta 92 is a good weapon, probably me...
by wecsoger
Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Estate sales, old tools, and being a vulture
Replies: 6
Views: 467

Re: Estate sales, old tools, and being a vulture

Garage sales are always hit-or-miss. My rule of thumb, in a newer house or newer subdivision you'll rarely find much other than clothes, badly put together furniture, and always a mystery tub of outdated computer parts. Older homes, always possibilities. Ditto for farmhouses out in the county and th...
by wecsoger
Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crystal and tube radio`s
Replies: 131
Views: 5408

Re: Crystal radio`s

Oh, look at you. Even used and old blued razor blade. That's so retro. Amateur radio club here, we did a crystal radio night many, many years ago. It was neat to see all the variations. Alas, the high impedance (crystal) headphones are rarely in someone's junkbox. (just checked amazon, one seller ha...
by wecsoger
Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Estate sales, old tools, and being a vulture
Replies: 6
Views: 467

Estate sales, old tools, and being a vulture

At least that's how I feel going through someone's house or garage, pawing through their stuff they've accumulated in life I'm on a e-mailing list for a local estate sales group, they have one in my area about every two three months this month: 5 rectangular size milk crates - use them to wrangle my...
by wecsoger
Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Service pictures
Replies: 48
Views: 3635

Re: Service pictures

Hey Pitchy, what is that one? I worked F-4D's at Moody AFB early 80's, F-4E's at WPAFB later on, and even assisted Louisville nat'l guard on their C's when I was TDY. I was avionics, electronic warfare. That brings back memories. Firing up the -60 for electric and air to start, light carts late at n...
by wecsoger
Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shaving the old way.
Replies: 96
Views: 3319

Re: Shaving the old way.

That King Oscillator scares me to death just thinking about it. I gave up on the stupidly (for the buyer, not the seller!) high priced 2, 3, 4, or even 5 blade razor inserts and graduated back to a regular safety razor years ago. Never looked back. Been buying a 100 count package of the Astra double...
by wecsoger
Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Instant pot, anyone?
Replies: 12
Views: 862

Re: Instant pot, anyone?

My, we are an interesting bunch here. Thanks for link, I followed that and have been looking about for other recipes. As one poster pointed out, it's a pressure cooker, but also combo unit so you get more use out of it. I can see it really being useful for dinners. It's a 'Good Thing(tm)' anytime yo...
by wecsoger
Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Instant pot, anyone?
Replies: 12
Views: 862

Instant pot, anyone?

No, not a speedy delivery of something green or leafy. (grin) Our kidlets got us one for Christmas, so now we are part of the culinary fad sweeping the country. Or cult, from what I've been reading. Wife and I did up black beans and rice last night, turned out well, and took less than an hour. Took ...
by wecsoger
Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cold cold cold this morning
Replies: 49
Views: 1983

Re: Cold cold cold this morning

You got us beat, in southwest OH it's 5 with overnight low of -3, tomorrow night's predicted of -6 Still, we're not used to this, these are record lows, and the dogs 'n cats are less than pleased. Any of that hardy Scandinavian heredity I may have had has diluted over the years. Looks like by end of...
by wecsoger
Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best screw driver / tool kit
Replies: 22
Views: 1566

Re: Best screw driver / tool kit

Another vote for the Brownells Please, go over here: https://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-tools-supplies/general-gunsmith-tools/screwdrivers-sets/magna-tip-sets/magna-tip-super-sets--prod417.aspx and check them out. If you get the bigger sets you'll cry once over the price but they are worth every penny
by wecsoger
Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I will miss the ash trees....
Replies: 8
Views: 761

Re: I will miss the ash trees....

More importantly, what are we doing to use to manufacture Fender Strats and Telecaster guitar bodies now? (grin) Southwest Ohio here, wave went through here couple years ago. Thousands and thousands of trees. I still see some about, but obviously dead. And another one gone. If you want to get depres...
by wecsoger
Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Puffin browser ????
Replies: 13
Views: 677

Re: Puffin browser ????

AD-blockplus rocks! I'm a huge fan. Just checked, it appears to be available for all major browsers.

I'm also running (in Firefox) Ghostery (tracking blocker), HTTPS Everywhere (forces where available higher security on sites), and YesScript2 (turn off/off java annoyances)
by wecsoger
Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Puffin browser ????
Replies: 13
Views: 677

Re: Puffin browser ????

Trying not to thread-hijack, but the new Firefox 57 (quantum) is reasonably well behaved. I run mine with several extensions to block ads, trackers, etc., and rarely do I see anything bothersome. Internet exploder on some websites is a horror show of bouncing, flashing, irritating ads and attention ...
by wecsoger
Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any AR builders here?
Replies: 21
Views: 1149

Re: Any AR builders here?

If you can pull toast out of a toaster, or fold paper to go into an envelope, you can probably build an AR Maybe not that simple, but darn near it. Mating a barrel onto an upper only slightly more complicated - and there are gazoodles of youtube videos out there for it. Brownells has some great asse...