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by Bill in Oregon
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .25-35 Tomcat is nearly finished
Replies: 50
Views: 3278

Re: .25-35 Tomcat is nearly finished

Todd, Earl is the one who introduced me to the handling beauties of the 336-A. It really was Marlin's answer to the Winchester Model 64. Lovely.
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .25-35 Tomcat is nearly finished
Replies: 50
Views: 3278

Re: .25-35 Tomcat is nearly finished

Harry, it's the one with the scope. Serial is E 34X and the original .30-30 barrel was still marked Model 36. Unfortunately the waffle top receiver had already been drilled and tapped so I used it for the donor. John Taylor fitted the barrel and used a Manson reamer to chamber it. The other rifle is...
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 'Natural' cholesterol Rx
Replies: 12
Views: 225

Re: 'Natural' cholesterol Rx

Blaine, that's a good question. I have been on atorvastatin for years with some improvement in HDL/LDL and room for more. But as Doc mentioned, most labs don't test for oxidized cholesterol. Also, looking at bergamot supplements on Amazon, some are indeed the extract of Citrus bergamia -- the bergam...
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: pawn gate
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Re: pawn gate

Somebody sure knows how to use a plasma cutter.
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: pawn chair
Replies: 3
Views: 136

Re: pawn chair

Wow! There's an outfit in Wallace, Idaho -- the North Idaho Trading Company -- that has stuff like that.
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electric truck
Replies: 14
Views: 254

Re: Electric truck

Doc, you left out moving air -- wind. I was surprised to learn that Texas is the nation's largest wind power producer. Have quite a few farms here in the middle of nowhere in New Mexico, too.
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Barn project
Replies: 4
Views: 164

Re: Barn project

So sweet, Jason. Take care of yourself, mister.
Is that a lake or a river outside your home?
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3 string cigar box guitars
Replies: 17
Views: 751

Re: 3 string cigar box guitars

Good gracious, Ray, you are trolling the depths of Leverguns this morning. I did complete that "CBG" -- just couldn't play it.
I made this brief Youtube six years, five houses and one divorce ago, as a much younger man.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-H-5VCw7N2I
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 'Natural' cholesterol Rx
Replies: 12
Views: 225

Re: 'Natural' cholesterol Rx

Doc, how do you take it? I assume a cup of Earl Grey with bergamot won't quite do it.
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: International Lawnsteel Shooters Association
Replies: 3
Views: 124

Re: International Lawnsteel Shooters Association

Chuck, Contenders can be funny about setting the hammer if the headspace is not perfect. As far as I know, the club has a perfect safety record.
LOTS to read in this 11-page thread:

http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthr ... l-shooting
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .25-35 Tomcat is nearly finished
Replies: 50
Views: 3278

Re: .25-35 Tomcat is nearly finished

Wow. Found this thread while looking for .25-35 Tomcat data. I apologize for not responding sooner. Life got in the way -- you know, divorces, moves, surgery, getting old.
I just measured the water capacity of a once-fired/fireformed WW .25-35 case and it was 45 grains on the nose, if anyone cares.
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: International Lawnsteel Shooters Association
Replies: 3
Views: 124

International Lawnsteel Shooters Association

I just ran into this outfit over on castboolits. Had not heard of this game -- basically shooting steel targets with mild handgun loads from a lawn chair! :lol:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... -vJ9G29aW8
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electric truck
Replies: 14
Views: 254

Re: Electric truck

I wish these folks the best. Somebody needed to be the first one in the pool with a 4WD electric truck. I believe they are asking $69,000.
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New member of the family
Replies: 14
Views: 201

Re: New member of the family

That's just awesome. My life has been pretty empty that past two years without a dog or dogs in it. They bring so much to a home. Please keep the photo feed running as your pup grows!
8)
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cast boolit hunting alloy?
Replies: 19
Views: 361

Re: Cast boolit hunting alloy?

Thanks Grizz. Marshall's bullets do have a fine reputation.
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electric truck
Replies: 14
Views: 254

Electric truck

All this and 0-60 in 3 seconds!

https://products.rivian.com/
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Great Soap Commercial (funny)
Replies: 10
Views: 223

Re: Great Soap Commercial (funny)

I'm lovin' it! Best ad I have seen in years.

:lol:
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cool and wet start on summer
Replies: 7
Views: 244

Re: Cool and wet start on summer

Our stretch of dry 90s looks to be coming to a close in a week or so, with conditions in the Gulf beginning to favor our summer monsoon.
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: To save a life
Replies: 5
Views: 230

Re: To save a life

Rusty, thanks for sharing your hard-earned experience. I'll look for that app. Hope you are continuing to heal.
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 35/30 or 35/30-30
Replies: 42
Views: 8309

Re: 35/30 or 35/30-30

Friend, I am sizing .360. Don't cast too many on my account, as I am not sure that boolit will chamber.
8)
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS in NM: Lee Classic Four-hole Turret Press
Replies: 0
Views: 71

FS in NM: Lee Classic Four-hole Turret Press

This thing is virtually new. I just keep using my old Lyman O-ring press.
Comes with a spare turret. Asking $85 shipped.
Bill

ImageIMG_20190621_103633631 by ComeWatson, on Flickr
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 35/30 or 35/30-30
Replies: 42
Views: 8309

Re: 35/30 or 35/30-30

JFE, the notes on the Accurate Web site say that bullet is "inspired by Saeco # 352."
I'll look up Glen's article.
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cast boolit hunting alloy?
Replies: 19
Views: 361

Re: Cast boolit hunting alloy?

Fellas, I am thinking 200-240 grain boolit at 2100 or so out of a .35 Remington for cow elk to 100 or a little farther.
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cast boolit hunting alloy?
Replies: 19
Views: 361

Cast boolit hunting alloy?

Lots of theories on this. Many want a hard cast boolit that scarcely deforms but pencils right on through a game animal -- "letting air in and air out." Others want some deformation to help open the wound channel and increase internal damage for a quick kill. Paul Matthews, in his book "The Paper Ja...
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 35/30 or 35/30-30
Replies: 42
Views: 8309

Re: 35/30 or 35/30-30

Ford, thanks for the kind offer. The Lee mold is essentially a copy of the RCBS.
Is this the 230-grain NOE mold you are referring to? Looks like it might not fit into the early Marlin throat.

http://noebulletmolds.com/NV/product_in ... cuarcgijf6
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 35/30 or 35/30-30
Replies: 42
Views: 8309

Re: 35/30 or 35/30-30

Good luck Ford. The one I had now lives in Texas, but I hope to run a 1951 336-A in .35 Remington in the woods this fall. I have the Lee 200-grain boolit to test, but would prefer more weight. However, you have to choose a mold wisely to fit the earlier Marlins with very little throat. I like this o...
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 410
Replies: 72
Views: 1304

Re: 410

Gunny, I believe RST offers some paper hull loads in 12 bore.
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 410
Replies: 72
Views: 1304

Re: 410

Gunny, I am going to light off one of my paper shells just to have the empty to smell ... ambrosia!
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 410
Replies: 72
Views: 1304

Re: 410

Rats. Here I thought we were getting the inside dope on obscure U.K. hunting slang. Well I, for one, am going to refer to lead shot as narfs from here on out regardless of size. Wait -- what's this? A line from Markland's "Pteryplegia," published in 1717. "Our Narfs of sev'ral sorts, half round the ...
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 410
Replies: 72
Views: 1304

Re: 410

Just a little extra innoculation with the .410 virus. I bought a small sack of paper shells a while back. Wish I had several hundred instead of just a dozen or two. The purple three-inchers are Dominions; the two-inch yellow shells are Winchester. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48092983336_9d7f...
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Found a new Shotgun forum
Replies: 7
Views: 184

Re: Found a new Shotgun forum

Just saw your post there. 8)
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Found a new Shotgun forum
Replies: 7
Views: 184

Re: Found a new Shotgun forum

Rusty, are you Oldskool on Shotgun World?
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Found a new Shotgun forum
Replies: 7
Views: 184

Re: Found a new Shotgun forum

Rusty, thanks for that link. Lots to learn there!
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 410
Replies: 72
Views: 1304

Re: 410

Nath, it won't be anywhere near as elegant as your Webley ...
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruger Wrangler
Replies: 28
Views: 488

Re: Ruger Wrangler

Curious to hear how they shoot and hold up myself, Lenn. Not crazy about the finish either.
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CWD risk isn't going away
Replies: 12
Views: 371

Re: CWD risk isn't going away

Mike, I believe their herds were purchased in return for the destruction agreement. Don't know the details.
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 410
Replies: 72
Views: 1304

Re: 410

Well, I am blaming Nath for the Mossberg-built Western Auto Revelation single shot bolt gun headed my way. Now to cobble up a little reloading kit and order a roll crimper and some wads. I'm well stocked with narfs. 8)
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CWD risk isn't going away
Replies: 12
Views: 371

Re: CWD risk isn't going away

Might have mentioned this before, but when my youngest brother went to work as an attorney for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Denver, much of his job involved negotiating the terms of the destruction of infected herds on private elk ranches. This involved culling the entire herd, dumping the ...
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I am a Paco's for a few days
Replies: 14
Views: 364

Re: I am a Paco's for a few days

Always more blessed to give than to receive. Hope Paco gets a chance to get out and shoot that beautiful sixgun.
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CWD risk isn't going away
Replies: 12
Views: 371

CWD risk isn't going away

I will hunt this fall in a CWD-positive hunting unit here, and if I harvest a cow, she'll be tested before I touch a bite, you can bet. This is nothing to fool with.

https://www.boston.com/news/health/2019 ... isease-cwd
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Droll observation
Replies: 16
Views: 423

Re: Droll observation

Oh, Blaine! :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Droll observation
Replies: 16
Views: 423

Re: Droll observation

The auto correct feature sanitized this piece of American history. Think S O B ...
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by Bill in Oregon
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Droll observation
Replies: 16
Views: 423

Droll observation

Attributed to an unknown cowboy encountering his first can of condensed milk sometime in the late 1800s:

"No tits to pull
No hay to pitch
Just poke a hole
In the sorry so-and-so."

:lol:
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Found a neat 410
Replies: 6
Views: 235

Re: Found a neat 410

Oh, man, buy that thing, Barbarossa!
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cool and wet start on summer
Replies: 7
Views: 244

Re: Cool and wet start on summer

Pretty normal here in the Northern Chihuahuan desert of south-central New Mexico. A cloud or two, but otherwise blue skies and 90s for the next 10 days and probably up to the Fourth of July, when the Monsoon pattern begins to arrive. That said, we have had about 2.5 inches so far this year; normal i...
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Japanese 'War Tubas' - not - but 'War Balloons' - yes...
Replies: 18
Views: 375

Re: Japanese 'War Tubas' - not - but 'War Balloons' - yes...

I have been to the site on Gearhart Mountain in southern Oregon where those children were killed. It is a sad place to contemplate the Japs' hatred for us in those days.
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lever gun "nostalgia only"?
Replies: 27
Views: 566

Re: Lever gun "nostalgia only"?

No harm, no foul, GK. As they say of the U.S. and the U.K., "two countries divided by a common language."
If I were to use twit and twat interchangeably here, I would likely be pilloried by #metoo militants ...

:lol:
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lever gun "nostalgia only"?
Replies: 27
Views: 566

Re: Lever gun "nostalgia only"?

Gamekeeper, your term has a considerably more, um, colorful meaning here in the Colonies.
:shock: :lol:
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lever gun "nostalgia only"?
Replies: 27
Views: 566

Re: Lever gun "nostalgia only"?

Are framing hammers used only for their "nostalgia" value because we have nail guns? I think not. If the object is a reliable tool to hunt with, leverguns -- and bolt actions that essentially date to the 1870s -- are still excellent choices. As to revolvers, does this bozo have access to a .480 semi...
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1877 Sharps Article Finished For "Rifle" Magazine
Replies: 13
Views: 459

Re: 1877 Sharps Article Finished For "Rifle" Magazine

Kirk, if you could own just one single-shot rifle, would this one be it? I know, tough question! 8)