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by wecsoger
Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ever see 'pliers' like these...?
Replies: 10
Views: 416

Re: Ever see 'pliers' like these...?

Busted knuckles cost, but I thought swear words were free? (grin)
by wecsoger
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Monday sarcastic joke
Replies: 7
Views: 386

Re: Monday sarcastic joke

And I do use a French Press daily for my caffiene fix...

At one time (late 80's?), CDNN was selling S. African mags that were 17 capacity.

I got a couple, wish I had more.

Full disclosure, I have an ongoing love affair with the Highpower
by wecsoger
Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ever see 'pliers' like these...?
Replies: 10
Views: 416

Re: Ever see 'pliers' like these...?

Interesting.

I'm pretty much a zen and motorcycle maintenance guy and have had...discussions with people in the past about using the right tool for the job.

Watched the video, but couldn't pick up the brand or model of these.

correction, did a search a different way, might these be Knipex brand?
by wecsoger
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: levers in tactical carbine courses
Replies: 2
Views: 170

Re: levers in tactical carbine courses

That's interesting and a fun video For those without the time - guy shoots the ohio peace officers carbine qualification with a lever gun. The course of fire is oriented around a semi-auto Spoiler alert - he passes. Drops points on reloads, no big surprise there. As someone who has done the Ohio qua...
by wecsoger
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Y'all should try this goulash recipe
Replies: 16
Views: 469

Re: Y'all should try this goulash recipe

Cat head biscuits. Instead of rolling them out and cutting with a biscuit/cookie cutter (or old can), the dough is left a little moister and 'shaggy'. Take a spoonful of dough the size of a small cat's head, drop 'em on the baking sheet. Just gives you a different shaped biscuit. They're all good th...
by wecsoger
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Y'all should try this goulash recipe
Replies: 16
Views: 469

Re: Y'all should try this goulash recipe

You had my interest when the second line of the recipe is 2 Tb Lard!
by wecsoger
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What a morning!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 467

Re: What a morning!!!

Ten inches or so here in southwest Ohio Cleaned sidewalks and car off yesterday, wouldn't have bothered if I had known we were getting another three or four this Sunday morning Pretty, but slushy. Got no concerns since we got a Subaru Outback spring of last year and it seems entirely indifferent to ...
by wecsoger
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Things that make you shake your head in disbelief ......
Replies: 5
Views: 348

Re: Things that make you shake your head in disbelief ......

Seen that before. Couple different thoughts... Some are doing that just to help the family out and it's a more discreet way that just dropping off an envelope. (ignoring the autioneer's fee) Alternate, it's sentimental or bragging rights, "oh, that old .30-30, that used to belong to old Joe Bag'o do...
by wecsoger
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I too have a Jeep now
Replies: 34
Views: 784

Re: I too have a Jeep now

Square headlights? That's a little...unsettling. (grin)

Had a 2001 TJ, sold it with settling other empty nest issues. Thinking about getting another.
by wecsoger
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stolen Winchester 1892
Replies: 42
Views: 1372

Re: Stolen Winchester 1892

What I don't understand is why a thief would steal the gun out of the box and still ship the empty box. The thief is inside the UPS system and here's why. If the thief took the rifle and ditched the box then the package tracking would show exactly where the box was when it dropped off the system Se...
by wecsoger
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UPDATE Somebody want to explain the attraction to this Colt
Replies: 24
Views: 1099

Re: Somebody want to explain the attraction to this Colt

Someone bidding it up, so the price of the bidder's collection may go up also?

Someone knows something about the provenance of that particular Colt?
by wecsoger
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Full Metal Jacket
Replies: 7
Views: 606

Re: Full Metal Jacket

Gunnery Sgt. Ermey (I feel he more than deserves full title and respect) made a good impression with Kubrick, and from there, rest is history. And yes, FMJ is disturbing, as it should be. Actually most of Kubrick's films are disturbing when you get into and really watch them. We lost a good one when...
by wecsoger
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mossberg joins the handgun manufacturing brotherhood .......
Replies: 11
Views: 634

Re: Mossberg joins the handgun manufacturing brotherhood .......

Gosh, another polymer frame striker fired handgun? I'm excited. (yawn) Seriously, it's interesting. Mossy jumping into the pool right now means either their marketing thinks they can sell it, or else someone doesn't have a clue about what's available now. I like Mossberg, good functional 'stuff', mo...
by wecsoger
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cord cutting, the cable TV kind
Replies: 19
Views: 698

Re: Cord cutting, the cable TV kind

Interesting comments, all.

Surprised me, thought demographics here was primarily retired curmudgeons, and wanna-be retirees - I'm in the latter category.

It appears we're a lot more technically adept and tuned-in than I thought.
by wecsoger
Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cord cutting, the cable TV kind
Replies: 19
Views: 698

Re: Cord cutting, the cable TV kind

Good comments and true, y'all Forgot to mention we have an outside digital antenna, 60 some channels although a number are dupes (three cities, Cincinnati, Dayton, and Columbus) We have a Roku, and an original Chromecast Have a lot of news sources, Fox was one but we watched very little of the 'news...
by wecsoger
Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cord cutting, the cable TV kind
Replies: 19
Views: 698

Cord cutting, the cable TV kind

Just did it, this evening. Took my my TV cable box in and dropped the service. Also got an updated cable modem. My bill, per the agent will drop more than half, 79 and sumpin'. My updated internet speeds went from 36 meg down to 235 meg down. (whoopee, more cat videos!) Mama bear was against it, but...
by wecsoger
Tue Dec 25, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Retirees, what gets you out of bed in the morning?
Replies: 45
Views: 1102

Re: Retirees, what gets you out of bed in the morning?

Thanks for all the replies, folks, serious and otherwise. I'm looking at closing that door behind me next one to three years, depending on couple things. Right now I could probably walk and not suffer too much financially, but while I dislike my job, I enjoy the work - that's what's keeping me aroun...
by wecsoger
Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting Bear Releases
Replies: 13
Views: 508

Re: Interesting Bear Releases

Didn't know that about the tranquilizers, but it does make sense.

Wow, talk about mean drunks.
by wecsoger
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Eye loupe?
Replies: 11
Views: 385

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: 300

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: 300

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: 437

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: 573

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: 475

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 3:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nice video on the design and manufacture of Mini-14
Replies: 9
Views: 475

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: 385

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: 1421

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: 1421

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: 797

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: 441

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: 1358

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: 830

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: 695

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: 1149

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: 3436

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: 839

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: 3436

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: 3436

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: 3436

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: 3436

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: 2665

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: 581

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: 1061

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: 693

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: 693

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: 1035

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: 2784

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: 760

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: 3526

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: 1774

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...