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by Bill in Oregon
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Red dots and sixguns: just how far?
Replies: 11
Views: 232

Re: Red dots and sixguns: just how far?

I get your drift, Lastmohecken.
Just re-read the NRA rules for hunter's pistol silhouette. Had forgotten about such numbers as .270 Ren, .357 Auto Mag and .41 Action Express.
Silhouette is just about extinct in these parts.
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any H&R experts here?
Replies: 3
Views: 122

Any H&R experts here?

A widowed friend asked if I knew anything about these tow H&R shotgun/pistols. The one on the left just might be a 28-gauge Handy Gun but I am unsure about the one on the right. I realize there could be NFA issues with both of these. Any ideas, info? https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50076272493_1...
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Um, There's a Spitfire in the Living Room...
Replies: 7
Views: 225

Re: Um, There's a Spitfire in the Living Room...

Needs to have a sound system to play the screech of a Merlin!
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My best Cane
Replies: 15
Views: 259

Re: My best Cane

That's got some serious character, Lenn. Good eye for spotting it in the first place.
I tend to use a walking stick to help with the "cripplement," but have a cane I made from an aspen branch around here somewhere.
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Overloading a Sixgun
Replies: 26
Views: 544

Re: Overloading a Sixgun

Wow, a Swede letting go! I have seen photos of the Mosin Nagants in pieces that Bannerman "converted" to .30-06 -- and a "smokeless" rolling block in 7mm that open like a flower, but never a Swede.
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Red dots and sixguns: just how far?
Replies: 11
Views: 232

Re: Red dots and sixguns: just how far?

Doc, I was thinking of a Fastfire. Good to hear.
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Red dots and sixguns: just how far?
Replies: 11
Views: 232

Re: Red dots and sixguns: just how far?

Thanks Jason. Glad to hear your first-hand experience in the field. I had that probelm with an early Bushnell scope-type red dot -- virtually worthless in bright light. I was hoping the new generation of micro holographic sights was better at this.
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Red dots and sixguns: just how far?
Replies: 11
Views: 232

Re: Red dots and sixguns: just how far?

Good to know Blaine. I have a Ruger SBH .44 with the 10 1/2-inch barrel in my near future, and am thinking a red dot might make it sing here in our elk woods, where shots are usually less than 150 yards. Of course, i failed to draw a tag this year, but still ... :lol:
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: from Robert Ruark
Replies: 8
Views: 293

Re: from Robert Ruark

He played some wonderful practical jokes on his dogs -- huge breed, can't remember which -- when living in Spain. He would yell "CAT" and the two would go racing out of the house to chase the intruder away. So one day he placed a full-size lion mount in the hedge, then yelled "CAT!" The dogs tore ou...
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Im in love.
Replies: 24
Views: 432

Re: Im in love.

What a beautiful sound from that engine. Almost seems fitting to power an aircraft.
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Overloading a Sixgun
Replies: 26
Views: 544

Re: Overloading a Sixgun

Blaine, I hope that wasn't yours. Are you all right?
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I am the......
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: I am the......

Had one of the CVA Jukar derringers -- and the little caplock .45 rifle with the two-part stock. Both went bang reliably.
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting levergunner
Replies: 5
Views: 173

Interesting levergunner

Saw this image of Ethiopian Emperor Menelik II in 1896 at about the time of the Battle of Adwa, in which the Ethiopians defeated the invading Italians.
Is that a Marlin?

ImagekingmenelikII by ComeWatson, on Flickr
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Today's senior moment
Replies: 6
Views: 199

Today's senior moment

Didn't have my readers on and managed to brush my teeth with cortisone cream instead of Crest. Tasted kinda bitter-bland, and now my gums are numb. Knew this would happen sooner or later. :shock: :lol:
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My first wooden bucket, plus canteen
Replies: 71
Views: 703

Re: My first wooden bucket, plus canteen

Lenn, how big a hurry are you in? I am not home right now, but might have enough and could mail it. Let me know circumference.
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Red dots and sixguns: just how far?
Replies: 11
Views: 232

Red dots and sixguns: just how far?

I know the traditionalists will cringe, but there are some very nice, compact mounts and red dots for Rugers and other sixguns out there. I am tempted to try a 3 MOA dot if I keep having trouble with sights and my post-cataract-surgery eyes. Wondering just how far out these are useful when hunting l...
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My first wooden bucket, plus canteen
Replies: 71
Views: 703

Re: My first wooden bucket, plus canteen

Lenn, I haven't worked with it much, but you could use wet rawhide to bind your next canteen. Let it dry and those slats aren't going anywhere!
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question / POLL
Replies: 89
Views: 917

Re: Question / POLL

Ford, I have to give kudos to Henry; their little .22 lever guns really do appeal the youngsters. Gives me hope.
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bailing wire, twine, duct tape and now we have.....
Replies: 9
Views: 250

Re: Bailing wire, twine, duct tape and now we have.....

That is some fine shooting, Earl. Sounds like JB Weld is definitely your huckleberry. Filing this away ... 8)
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Could sure use some prayers tonight
Replies: 16
Views: 239

Re: Could sure use some prayers tonight

Missed the first request, but praying she is truly round the bend and on the way back to full health.
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Seattle's bitter shame just continues
Replies: 4
Views: 148

Seattle's bitter shame just continues

The mayor needs prison time to reflect on her leadership failure.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-53224445
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: American Ingenuity
Replies: 13
Views: 351

Re: American Ingenuity

HAW! Wait until Pitchy sees this! :lol:
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many here lap their revolver barrels?
Replies: 7
Views: 169

Re: How many here lap their revolver barrels?

Jim, it would take me a month of Sundays to shoot 2,000 rounds these days, but I am sure your method works perfectly! 8)
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My first wooden bucket, plus canteen
Replies: 71
Views: 703

Re: My first wooden bucket, plus canteen

Lenn, here is what you want to seal that beautiful canteen: brewer's pitch.

https://www.townsends.us/products/brewe ... %2016%20oz.
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many here lap their revolver barrels?
Replies: 7
Views: 169

How many here lap their revolver barrels?

The thread on the best single .44 mold got me looking at Veral Smith's Web site again, and he, just like friend Pete Thorniley and HIS friend Marshall Stanton of Beartooth, put great store in lapping in a new sixgun barrel. I know the Rugers in particular are said to suffer from constriction at the ...
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My first wooden bucket, plus canteen
Replies: 71
Views: 703

Re: My first wooden bucket, plus canteen

The bomb, Lenn. You "done good"!
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question / POLL
Replies: 89
Views: 917

Re: Question / POLL

BC, if you have reloading questions, there must be 10,000 years' experience among the good men and women on this forum, so jump in and ask!
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Circle of Life...
Replies: 7
Views: 253

Re: The Circle of Life...

I'm not there yet, M.M., but I can see it on the horizon. :shock: 8) :lol:
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More on "Barrel-length-versus-velocity" - with 22 LR
Replies: 8
Views: 195

Re: More on "Barrel-length-versus-velocity" - with 22 LR

I have a little CZ with the 16.5-inch barrel that needs some air, real soon.
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If you had just one .44 mold ...
Replies: 17
Views: 282

Re: If you had just one .44 mold ...

Looks like a feller can't go too far wrong with the good old Lyman 429421 or the 429244.
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question / POLL
Replies: 89
Views: 917

Re: Question / POLL

Another 67 here. Shot my first .22 about age six or seven. Started reloading 51 years ago -- for a Marlin .30-30 Dad ordered from Herter's for me. First wildcat I handloaded for was the .30 Herrett, about 40 years ago.
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If you had just one .44 mold ...
Replies: 17
Views: 282

If you had just one .44 mold ...

Since I can't log on at Cast Boolits, I thought I would ask here: If you could have just one mold for the .44 Magnum to hunt big game, target-shoot and shoot long range, which one would it be? I don't think a fella can go far wrong with the Lyman or RCBS version of the Keith, but there might be some...
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: anyone else on castboolits?
Replies: 6
Views: 125

Re: anyone else on castboolits?

Still down for me, too.
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some Days
Replies: 10
Views: 232

Re: Some Days

Lenn, I have a lot of days like that.
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My first wooden bucket, plus canteen
Replies: 71
Views: 703

Re: My first wooden bucket

Lenn, great first edition. I have never had the eye, the sharp tools or the patience to make all the angled cuts required for a tight bucket. I once had a link to an old black and white silent educational film of a pair of Swedes making a bucket. I am so sorry I lost that link. Their workmanship was...
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Don't know if it made US news.
Replies: 10
Views: 505

Re: Don't know if it made US news.

And another horrid incident, this time in Glasgow.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-gl ... t-53195939
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Don't know if it made US news.
Replies: 10
Views: 505

Re: Don't know if it made US news.

FW, we are all entitled to our fantasies. The problem for some is that "mainstream media" such as the three main networks, the Associated Press, Reuters and BBC -- tell us things we don't want to hear, while the rightwing sources, such as Breitbart and Fox -- tell rightwingers what they do want to h...
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another great Youtube from Cap and Ball
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Another great Youtube from Cap and Ball

If you haven't seen any of Balasz's videos before, you are in for a treat, as he has dozens of them. Also, I get a huge kick out of his Hungarian accent.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCGg6NM ... pP1ke7%3A6
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The flying goose
Replies: 20
Views: 328

Re: The flying goose

Just loving it, Lenn.
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Don't know if it made US news.
Replies: 10
Views: 505

Re: Don't know if it made US news.

Saw it, GK. I read the BBC at least twice a day. My guess is he was radicalized in prison, and when you totally disarm a citizenry to the point that carrying a Scout knife is seen as criminal, you make it vulnerable to every nut and extremist with simple tools. Breaks my heart.
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A little sawmilling
Replies: 50
Views: 1398

Re: A little sawmilling

Lenn, those were beautiful, clear "blue" pine planks you were cutting. You could build a heck of a cabin with all that lumber! 8)
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scouting is dead to me
Replies: 20
Views: 778

Re: Scouting is dead to me

And may 4-H always be so, doc.
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayer request
Replies: 16
Views: 264

Re: Prayer request

Thanks for that report, Jim.
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A little sawmilling
Replies: 50
Views: 1398

Re: A little sawmilling

Hope you have a smooth run today, Lenn. Got to 95 here yesterday before a big old thunderstorm with hail knocked the temp back 20 degrees in 15 minutes. Might get another dose this afternoon.
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Community Standards
Replies: 7
Views: 292

Re: Community Standards

Sorry you were called to restate this, Hobie. I must have missed the ruckus.
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayer request
Replies: 16
Views: 264

Re: Prayer request

Prayer up for Jeff. He really is a fighter. I hope the "ghost pains" go away ahead of schedule.
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need prayer for my Dad!
Replies: 26
Views: 376

Re: Need prayer for my Dad!

Brian, prayers for your Mom and Dad, and for you. Hope the docs got the clot-buster in him right away, and your father recovers fully.
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PrayersUP please
Replies: 31
Views: 806

Re: PrayersUP please

Sorry Grizz. You are blessed by your faith.
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Other Gun Forums.
Replies: 26
Views: 759

Re: Other Gun Forums.

I post regularly on the Accurate Reloading forums, occasionally at Castboolits, British Militaria and on the Muzzleloading forums.
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alexa, How Long Will Covid-19 Last?
Replies: 4
Views: 249

Re: Alexa, How Long Will Covid-19 Last?

I wish this was the case. It is not, unfortunately.