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by wecsoger
Sat May 25, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another 'Smarter Every Day' - on Cannons....
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Re: Another 'Smarter Every Day' - on Cannons....

Oh. My.

That was almost a religious experience watching that video.

Cannons. Black powder. Smoke. Large heavy projectiles heading downrange.
by wecsoger
Sat May 25, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The door to nowhere
Replies: 24
Views: 313

Re: The door to nowhere

Here in southwest OH, local town has grant money and they're re-habbing old homes.

They set one of these doors in a small flowerbed with a couple other decorations in the front yard to show the building they're working on.
by wecsoger
Tue May 21, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: US demo knife.
Replies: 19
Views: 421

Re: US demo knife.

Marbles makes a copy, $7 from Smoky Mountain Knife Works

https://www.smkw.com/marbles-gi-utility-knife

It's a functional little pocket knife, at that price you won't cry if you lose it or break it.

Not built at heavy or thick as the original Camillus. Still a good working knife though.
by wecsoger
Sun May 05, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hickock45 on Leverguns of the 1800's
Replies: 1
Views: 264

Re: Hickock45 on Leverguns of the 1800's

Long video (thirty something) but well worth it.

Good examples showing the evolution of levers, and the contributions John Moses Browning (praise to his name) made to them.
by wecsoger
Fri May 03, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Rocky and Bullwinkle
Replies: 7
Views: 220

Re: Rocky and Bullwinkle

R&B was such a classic cartoon and so different than the rest of the cheap animation going on. Well written, and not written down to the kiddies - they were expected to catch up. I've seen things now I never would have understood when I was sitting there watching the old B&W (we only get three chann...
by wecsoger
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Ruger Handgun //// UPDATED
Replies: 18
Views: 645

Re: New Ruger Handgun

Already got a single six with the dual cylinders, but I'd be tempted.

That MSRP will have the store price at $180 or so?

Might be a good little truck camper or kit gun.
by wecsoger
Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M-16 Adoption by the Military
Replies: 16
Views: 468

Re: M-16 Adoption by the Military

Good article. Give a troop a weapon that lethal, lighter than the one he has, and also he can carry a lot more rounds for it for the same weight, what's not to like? Intro of the M16 was the same usual politics, bickering, and ***k-measuring that has plagued the military services for decades. Furthe...
by wecsoger
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who makes these AR15 accessories?
Replies: 8
Views: 215

Re: Who makes these AR15 accessories?

What he said, Magpul brand gen 3 mags With the optional Ranger Plate on the bottom so you can grab them out of the mag pouch easier. (or you can look like tactical Teddy, whatever) Magpul makes good stuff, website here: https://www.magpul.com/ By way of recommendation, USMC signed a 12 mill plus con...
by wecsoger
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Zealand shooting.
Replies: 31
Views: 891

Re: New Zealand shooting.

I looked over his "manifesto." Claims that he is a white supremacist are false. EXACTLY! He put out pages of why he was doing this, essentially 'gaming' the news media and creating an event for today's internet age. And the media is completely ignoring it, since it doesn't fit their narrative. I sw...
by wecsoger
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sure wish they would stop the madness
Replies: 26
Views: 725

Re: Sure wish they would stop the madness

DST seems to have come earlier than usual this year We once has 'regular' DST, way back in the day. Maybe a good idea at the time. That's when we lit homes with candles and kerosene lanterns. 2005, we went to 'extended' DST, moving up the start date in spring and making it longer in the fall. All i...
by wecsoger
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Excellent Non-Script Joint Relief
Replies: 23
Views: 624

Re: Excellent Non-Script Joint Relief

Plus, do some yoga - it seems hokey, but it really does help.

What are your comments on "The Five Tibetans"?
by wecsoger
Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Brownells doing ok?
Replies: 20
Views: 715

Is Brownells doing ok?

Just something I've observed, and a chance for us to ponder... Brownells has ramped up their online presence and I've been getting two emails a day on products, sales, etc. I don't mind, that's what email filters are for and I go through the folder at my convenience They are also doing very aggressi...
by wecsoger
Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ever see 'pliers' like these...?
Replies: 10
Views: 545

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: 489

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: 545

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: 220

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: 674

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: 674

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: 642

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: 435

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: 1126

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: 1548

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: 1372

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: 709

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: 732

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: 889

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: 889

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: 889

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: 1425

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: 625

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: 464

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: 369

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: 369

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: 538

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: 700

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: 562

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: 562

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: 452

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: 1668

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: 1668

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: 918

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: 490

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: 1590

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: 969

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: 786

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: 1232

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: 3702

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: 937

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: 3702

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: 3702

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...