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by Bill in Oregon
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New World Record 1000 Yard Five Shot Group
Replies: 18
Views: 463

Re: New World Record 1000 Yard Five Shot Group

Ray, I have been out by the Wasserburger ranch. That's some wide-open buffalo range.
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You know you're getting old ...
Replies: 12
Views: 386

Re: You know you're getting old ...

These two meds handle the flow of the hydraulics end of the equation, but unfortunately do nothing for the ebb of desire.
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruger 57 5.7 x 28 mm
Replies: 9
Views: 145

Re: Ruger 57 5.7 x 28 mm

We sold a few of the FN pistols when I worked part-time at Sportsman's. The buyers seemed to like them. At one point there was a rumor that cartridge was developed for air marshals with the idea the frangible bullets would not penetrate the skin of a commercial aircraft. I don't know if that is true...
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: talk me of Weatherby rifle
Replies: 12
Views: 218

Re: talk me of Weatherby rifle

I have an itch for the .257 as well, but not a lot of use for it. I'd go with one of the Vanguards. Also intrigued by the 6.5 Weatherby RPM.
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Feb 23, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 50 report
Replies: 5
Views: 216

Re: 50 report

Reminds me that I need to get back out there with the .458 SOCOM and continue load workup.
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COFFEE!!
Replies: 33
Views: 511

Re: COFFEE!!

My day clock doesn't even start until I have at least four cups down. I'd make a horrible Mormon. No offense.
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 6.5 Grendel
Replies: 15
Views: 271

Re: 6.5 Grendel

I would not choose a 129-grain Nosler at 2500 as elk medicine. I have a Grendel upper that I haven't shot yet, but am thinking small deer, pronghorns if I decide to keep it. For elk, I would much prefer the old .256/6.5 Mannlicher with the 160-grain "pencil" at 2300 for this work. The great old Swed...
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You know you're getting old ...
Replies: 12
Views: 386

Re: You know you're getting old ...

2ndovc wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:55 am
JimT wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:18 pm
I just need 1/8 of a pill in the daytime. All I want is to be able quit peeing on my boots.
:lol: :lol:
Best response ever!!

jb 8)

I agree! :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The rest of the story please.
Replies: 21
Views: 543

Re: The rest of the story please.

Warning: This Youtube is not for the faint of heart, but I have absolutely no problem with this Tibetan ritual.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5H2NTEV ... e=youtu.be
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You know you're getting old ...
Replies: 12
Views: 386

You know you're getting old ...

... when you run across a prescription for viagra that you never filled -- and can't quite remember what it was for ... :shock: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is this the last of Scouting in America?
Replies: 19
Views: 374

Re: Is this the last of Scouting in America?

As far as I can tell, many of the lawsuits arise from abuse committed before the organization began to change in some of the ways cited. Scouting was never complicit in the strict sense, but like the Church of Rome, was slow to react, admit and confront the problem. And yes this is like chumming wit...
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oregon Rebellion....
Replies: 12
Views: 408

Re: Oregon Rebellion....

As a third-generation Oregonian who lived most of my life there, I weep for what the Beaver State has become. :cry:
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is this the last of Scouting in America?
Replies: 19
Views: 374

Is this the last of Scouting in America?

This sure looks like the beginning of the end for the Boy Scouts of America. As an Eagle Scout like my father before me and with the middle name of Baden, last of Powell, I have a singular fondness for my years with this organization, starting with Cub Scouts. So many camping trips and hikes, a chan...
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The rest of the story please.
Replies: 21
Views: 543

Re: The rest of the story please.

Nathan, you made my morning! :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New World Record 1000 Yard Five Shot Group
Replies: 18
Views: 463

Re: New World Record 1000 Yard Five Shot Group

Vall, I agree. Isn't that a fabulous rifle he was shooting?
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The rest of the story please.
Replies: 21
Views: 543

Re: The rest of the story please.

Here's how they do it in India. What a ness.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8EDUMefC4I
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The rest of the story please.
Replies: 21
Views: 543

The rest of the story please.

I hate it when a story leaves me hanging. This is one of those. They mention that the soft body parts are "recomposed" in 30 days. What about the skeleton? That's got to take months. I'm not buying the low-emissions line, especially after seeing the sketch of the "recomposing hall" that is fancier t...
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feeling A Little Homesick for Africa Tonight
Replies: 15
Views: 346

Re: Feeling A Little Homesick for Africa Tonight

Jim, feeling your pain -- really. I have your book at hand and look forward to reading it. It is hard to believe you lost Twyla four years ago. I remember all those e-mails and photos you sent while you were over there -- especially those happy kids and young people in Twyla's classes.
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS NM: 1951 Marlin 336A, .35 Remington
Replies: 6
Views: 281

Re: FS NM: 1951 Marlin 336A, .35 Remington

Sold pending receipt of funds. Thanks.
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: took my new EDC knife on a walk through the wood
Replies: 56
Views: 752

Re: took my new EDC knife on a walk through the wood

GK, the Swiss Army adopted that model in 2008.
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: no more Miroku '66s?
Replies: 7
Views: 842

Re: no more Miroku '66s?

Winchester and Browning both are kind of flakey on their Miroku orders. One metric they may be using to guide their ordering plans is the decline of the CAS sport. Our local club is down to about eight active members from something like 80 or more 15 years ago. Apparently has something to do with th...
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS NM: 1951 Marlin 336A, .35 Remington
Replies: 6
Views: 281

Re: FS NM: 1951 Marlin 336A, .35 Remington

Forgot to mention I would trade this and cash toward a Winchester or Uberti Model 1873 in .44-40.
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Knife Guys a ?
Replies: 12
Views: 300

Re: Knife Guys a ?

Todd, I have always been very happy with blades and knives I have bought from Ragnar at Ragweed Forge:

https://www.ragweedforge.com/BladeCatalog.html
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: took my new EDC knife on a walk through the wood
Replies: 56
Views: 752

Re: took my new EDC knife on a walk through the wood

GK:
I found one of these very lightly used on eBay for $38 shipped. 8)

https://www.swissarmy.com/us/en/Product ... .8461.MWCH
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS NM: 1951 Marlin 336A, .35 Remington
Replies: 6
Views: 281

Re: FS NM: 1951 Marlin 336A, .35 Remington

Thanks Grizz. I'd put this up over on the Marlin forum, too, but they have that goofy rule about no ads on other Web sites. :roll:
I got a spanking and demerits for forgetting this rule over on Cast Boolits a while back. I don't get it.
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: took my new EDC knife on a walk through the wood
Replies: 56
Views: 752

Re: took my new EDC knife on a walk through the wood

Prolly gonna order the new Swiss Army knife, as I really use a saw blade.
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS NM: 1951 Marlin 336A, .35 Remington
Replies: 6
Views: 281

Re: FS NM: 1951 Marlin 336A, .35 Remington

OK, I found 35 pieces of once-fired brass to go with the dozen unfired -- and a Lee die set that includes the factory crimp die -- all part of the package.
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS NM: 1951 Marlin 336A, .35 Remington
Replies: 6
Views: 281

FS NM: 1951 Marlin 336A, .35 Remington

Very reluctantly letting this rifle go to fund another levergun purchase. This is an H-prefix 1951 waffletop Marlin in .35 Remington. It is fitted with a steel Redfield aperture rear and an ivory bead front sight. It shows use, but no abuse, is just as smooth and slick as you would expect a 69-year-...
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 44-40 Extra Long...
Replies: 21
Views: 1276

Re: 44-40 Extra Long...

Cranker, good heavens, man, let us see some photos of your Wesson rifle -- and some targets!
Todd, it is a lot of fun to read COTW and dream. The Obsolete American chapter is my favorite. 8)
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: took my new EDC knife on a walk through the wood
Replies: 56
Views: 752

Re: took my new EDC knife on a walk through the wood

Gamekeeper, I am so sorry it has come to this in the U.K. What are your boy Scouts carrying, butter knives?
Guys, I almost always have my Leatherman on me. I find it so much more versatile than just a knife alone.
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: took my new EDC knife on a walk through the wood
Replies: 56
Views: 752

Re: took my new EDC knife on a walk through the wood

What do you actually DO with these knives from a tactical standpoint? I see all kinds of folks carrying them - especially LEOs. I'd like to know how often they really need and use them and for what.
I keep thinking back to "Crocodile Dundee." Now THIS is a knife.
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Never hurts to re-read John Kort
Replies: 12
Views: 459

Re: Never hurts to re-read John Kort

I had a few PM exchanges with John on this Web site. I instantly knew I was talking to a really nice, knowledgeable guy who wanted more than anything to help, and help he did. The fact that several have spoken so highly of him here is a testament to the man he was -- and is in the presence of his Cr...
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Texas Blizzard Buried Us Last Night
Replies: 13
Views: 350

Re: Texas Blizzard Buried Us Last Night

My grandmother grew up on the Canadian in Hutchinson County. She used to talk about the "Blue Northers" they would get in the Panhandle. It CAN happen in Texas. I had to be in El Paso yesterday and passing by one of the high schools along the Patriot Highway I saw a bunch of kids standing around on ...
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Salute to President Trump
Replies: 26
Views: 582

Re: Salute to President Trump

As a registered Libertarian, I'll just keep my big mouth shut.
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The best place to be
Replies: 10
Views: 279

Re: The best place to be

I miss my fireplaces -- and my many dogs. Think about them every day.
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fed up with S&W
Replies: 16
Views: 459

Re: Fed up with S&W

Shame on Smith & Wesson.
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FINALLY! We get snow
Replies: 5
Views: 150

Re: FINALLY! We get snow

Had almost three inches on the ground in Alamogordo this morning. Y'all can have it.
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:07 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)

Surprised by the volume of Soviet aircraft production. My understanding is their planes were OK for strafing and bombing the Finns and that's about it.
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This might be a good addition to your BOB
Replies: 19
Views: 512

Re: This might be a good addition to your BOB

Where can I get a pair of those? I am so envious! :lol:
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Black powder day.
Replies: 13
Views: 264

Re: Black powder day.

Nath wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:08 am
Bill in Oregon wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:04 am
Keep up the good work, Nathan. You are an inspiration as always. Don't be shy about posting more photos of your swell pup, either! 8)
:)

IMG_20200131_120842_375.jpg

N.
Man's best friend, truly!
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hunting in decline ?
Replies: 18
Views: 382

Re: Hunting in decline ?

Saw that same article, GK. Hunters and anglers have been carrying the conservation freight in this country for close to 100 years, and as our numbers decline, the results are predictable. Some states are learning that raising hunting and fishing license and tag fees in return for degraded opportunit...
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got sunshine?
Replies: 8
Views: 225

Re: Got sunshine?

Steve, that arctic blast is drifting my way, although we are only looking at a low of 22 or so. Still, my apple started blooming on Saturday. :cry:
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I bought 3 BLRs
Replies: 8
Views: 305

Re: I bought 3 BLRs

Someone on one of the forums built a 9,3X62 on a BLR chambered for .30-06. Now that is a righteous tool!
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Project: Westernfield Model 30
Replies: 4
Views: 288

Re: New Project: Westernfield Model 30

Great project, Doc. I have played with three or four from this same tribe, including the earlier "humpbacks. I agree that takedown feature is ingenious.
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Black powder day.
Replies: 13
Views: 264

Re: Black powder day.

Keep up the good work, Nathan. You are an inspiration as always. Don't be shy about posting more photos of your swell pup, either! 8)