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by Bill in Oregon
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SPF: Spencer carbine, .56-50
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Re: SPF: Spencer carbine, .56-50

Sold pending exhange of clams.
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The 480 Achilles at CSA
Replies: 4
Views: 148

Re: The 480 Achilles at CSA

Y'all be having blessed fun, 8) Jim!
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Cleave reloading tool.
Replies: 19
Views: 296

Re: New Cleave reloading tool.

That's a lovely tool, Vall. Always wanted to play with a Pope-style re- and decapper. With your breech seating, you are replicating best practices of the golden years of the schuetzen game. Wonderful! 8)
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruger Wrangler range notes
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: Ruger Wrangler range notes

Be interested to hear your report when you have had a chance to put it on paper and find the ammo it likes.
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruth Bader Ginsburg RIP
Replies: 23
Views: 519

Re: Ruth Bader Ginsburg RIP

Should Scalia have resigned when diagnosed with severe heart disease?
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hunting at the remote mine this week
Replies: 25
Views: 369

Re: hunting at the remote mine this week

You got it right, Harold. I've only had three lumbar fusions, multiple injections, and no rotator cuff stuff so far, knock on wood ...
If I am ever blessed with the chance, this is how I would do it.
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruth Bader Ginsburg RIP
Replies: 23
Views: 519

Re: Ruth Bader Ginsburg RIP

You know, I didn't care for her interpretation of constitutional law either, but I admired her fine mind and spirit. She and her Supreme Court opposite, Tony Scalia, were extremely close friends. It is a lesson for our times when we can respect -- maybe even love -- each other despite being at very ...
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SPF: Spencer carbine, .56-50
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Re: WTS: Spencer carbine, .56-50

I know, I know. It is not every day that a fella wakes up with the feeling that he just has to have a Spencer. But it can happen! 8)
P.S. Dixie wants $1775 for this, new.
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hunting at the remote mine this week
Replies: 25
Views: 369

Re: hunting at the remote mine this week

Harold, wonderful hunt and harvest! To borrow a phrase from old Elmer Keith, it is clear the Good Lord was looking after your meat supply. 8)
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning BLR long action anyone?
Replies: 28
Views: 459

Re: Browning BLR long action anyone?

Those 37s are slick, an evolution of the Remington Model 1917 20 gauge.
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: $12.00 Hat.
Replies: 25
Views: 474

Re: $12.00 Hat.

gamekeeper wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:24 pm
Gunny, yes your narfs are the same as our narfs ..... :D
Thank God!
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Range Trip Was a Blast!
Replies: 8
Views: 208

Re: Range Trip Was a Blast!

Fun to get out and shoot after a layoff. I really enjoyed function testing the Spencer carbine last Sunday, shooting paper at 25 yards and plinking at the steel buffalo at 200 (without much luck).
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning BLR long action anyone?
Replies: 28
Views: 459

Re: Browning BLR long action anyone?

Tutt, being retired on Social Security, I "ain't got no money." :lol: :cry:
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning BLR long action anyone?
Replies: 28
Views: 459

Re: Browning BLR long action anyone?

Jason, the nutty thing about all this is that I have a very nice Ruger No. 1 in 9,3X74 in the gun safe. Just thought it would be a fun project, but did not realize the complications and expense. The 9.3X62 is just a smidge better than the .35 Whelen, but the .35 Whelen is a hell of a cartridge on it...
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SPF: Spencer carbine, .56-50
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Re: WTS: Spencer carbine, .56-50

Here is irony. My great-grandfather, William P.R. Wood, Third Wisconsin Cavalry, was likely issued the single-shot Merrill carbine, which had a breechblock mechanism that echoed elements of the circa 1858 Westley Richards Monkey Tail action. I had a Merrill and liked it with its very deep lands and ...
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning BLR long action anyone?
Replies: 28
Views: 459

Re: Browning BLR long action anyone?

Don't worry boys. I am already coming to my senses on this deal. Almost ashamed I have an AR upper in ... 6.5 Grendel ...... :lol:
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning BLR long action anyone?
Replies: 28
Views: 459

Re: Browning BLR long action anyone?

Joe, thanks for sharing your "regrettable" experience! :lol:
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning BLR long action anyone?
Replies: 28
Views: 459

Re: Browning BLR long action anyone?

I have a fondness for the 9,3X62, which was introduced n 1905 and has slain every animal that ever walked, delivering close to 4,000 foot-pounds of energy without a lot of fuss and bother. I took a CZ 550 in this chambering to Namibia in 2007; my PH carried the very same rifle in the very same calib...
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SPF: Spencer carbine, .56-50
Replies: 3
Views: 182

SPF: Spencer carbine, .56-50

This is a well-cared-for Armi Sport Spencer carbine in .56-50 centerfire. The carbine is in excellent condition. I see a light scratch on the left side of the butt stock and two pairs of small grooves in the bottom of the forend just ahead of the receiver. I see a shallow pit in the otherwise mirror...
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning BLR long action anyone?
Replies: 28
Views: 459

Re: Browning BLR long action anyone?

CRS, ya mean I shoulda stuck with an 1895 in .405? :lol:
That said, the 9.3X62 is a much flatter shooting cartridge, relatively speaking ...
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning BLR long action anyone?
Replies: 28
Views: 459

Re: Browning BLR long action anyone?

Gunny, I just found some older threads on this topic, and it seems barrelling the BLR is pretty complicated and expensive. Might be a better idea to rebarrel or rebore a Winchester Model 95 in .30-06.
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning BLR long action anyone?
Replies: 28
Views: 459

Browning BLR long action anyone?

I have had a project simmering in the back of my knotted noggin: rebarreling a BLR in .30-06 to 9,3X62, Anyone have much experience with the long-action BLRs? Looks like they are mostly available these days in the lightweight aluminum receiver versions. Are they durable and accurate?
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Made a Ice Box
Replies: 13
Views: 256

Re: Made a Ice Box

Cool beans, Lenn. Gonna put in a block of ice and see how long it lasts? Bet it will keep your suds nice and cold!
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Sep 12, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Uberti vs Rossi lever quality in 357 and 44
Replies: 6
Views: 254

Re: Uberti vs Rossi lever quality in 357 and 44

Mick, sorry you are having issues with your Rossi, but in .357, I would personally prefer a Model 1892. The 1873 is a wonderful rifle with lots of carefully machined parts, but at the end of the day, the 92 is a whole lot stronger -- and lighter, if that matters. Now, if you were itching for a .44-4...
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are you doing to get ready
Replies: 23
Views: 551

Re: What are you doing to get ready

Todd I am blessed to be good friends with No. 2 ex ... 8)
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are you doing to get ready
Replies: 23
Views: 551

Re: What are you doing to get ready

I've already been through the Tribulation -- with the first wife and ensuing divorce ... :shock: :lol:
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Now I'm REALLY Upset!!
Replies: 19
Views: 492

Re: Now I'm REALLY Upset!!

Just skip the opening kickoff. You'll live longer. Already missing my college football.
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dangerously stupid! Funny but be prepared!
Replies: 4
Views: 340

Re: Dangerously stupid! Funny but be prepared!

I don't think it will be the BUTTS who can't bring themselves to concede.
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are you doing to get ready
Replies: 23
Views: 551

Re: What are you doing to get ready

Ready? Is there a problem? Don't ask me, as I don't live anywhere near Portland ... :lol:
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: fanner 50
Replies: 16
Views: 404

Re: fanner 50

I had a Fanner 50, plus the Mattel Snub-nose .38 with shoulder holster and firing Greenie Stick-em Cap Shoot'n'Shells. Great for putting you rotten little brother's eye out! :lol:
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Weather Change Next Week Is Going To Be Even More Extreme!!
Replies: 14
Views: 277

Re: Weather Change Next Week Is Going To Be Even More Extreme!!

This dramatic a shift -- with the cold Canadian air plunging south -- will kill things including hunters. I do hope everyone stays safe. Little brother outside Fort Collins on the Cache la Poudre swears he has firewood cut. Look to your beer supplies gentlemen!

8)
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Haven't had the Windham AR out in a while.
Replies: 10
Views: 211

Re: Haven't had the Windham AR out in a while.

That's just such a handsome rifle, Jason. Thanks for sharing.
My AR currently has the .458 SOCOM upper on it that I carried in the elk woods last December. I still haven't mounted the 6.5 Grendel upper I had built. Need to wring it out.
Hope you get some relief from the heat and humidity soon.
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fall In The Rockies!!
Replies: 11
Views: 311

Re: Fall In The Rockies!!

Well, we may go from 99 Sunday to 66 Wednesday here, a very nice cool down. Griff, speaking of Down Under, the summer is about to arrive and the saltie boys are looking for girlfriends ... :shock: https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/australia/katherine-rangers-trap-biggest-crocodile-in-years-near-nt-tour...
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fire wood, it`s started
Replies: 55
Views: 817

Re: Fire wood, it`s started

That's a fine mess of wood you have there Lenn. Hope your son will help you stack it! 8)
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Our Jazman Is A Cool Dude
Replies: 26
Views: 419

Re: Our Jazman Is A Cool Dude

I went to high school in Arcata, California, the heart of the redwoods. I helped my Dad cruise old-growth timber owned by Simpson and Georgia Pacific in order to help determine a commercial value for the forest that would be bought by the federal government to become Redwoods National Park. An old-g...
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fall In The Rockies!!
Replies: 11
Views: 311

Re: Fall In The Rockies!!

Steve, next Wednesday we are looking for our first day cooler than 90 degrees since June 10 here in Alamogordo -- an icy 82. We had the merest shadow of a monsoon this summer, darn it.
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fire wood, it`s started
Replies: 55
Views: 817

Re: Fire wood, it`s started

Lenn, I know it is a tremendous amount of work to cut, split and put up 10 cords when you are so tired, but I hope you realize how blessed you are that you live where you do and can drop trees, mill lumber, cut firewood and shoot guns all on your own place. It's just a distant dream for a lot of us,...
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fire wood, it`s started
Replies: 55
Views: 817

Re: Fire wood, it`s started

Man, that is quite a production you have going there Lenn. How many cords do you expect to end up with out of this batch of logs?
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BANDITS!
Replies: 14
Views: 517

Re: BANDITS!

I'll admit to liking the rascals, except when they are stripping the plum trees or choking one of the banties through the chickenwire ...
They are smart, clever and work hard to make a living. But then I feel the same about coyotes ... :lol:
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fire wood, it`s started
Replies: 55
Views: 817

Re: Fire wood, it`s started

Can't say how much I miss putting up firewood and feeding a fireplace, even with a bad back. Best I did today was stick a pruning saw blade in a mulberry branch. Pretty pathetic. Lenn, if you were just down the way I would come and help. Keep fighting the good fight.
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Aug 28, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AR-50 UPDATE
Replies: 15
Views: 388

Re: AR-50 UPDATE

I have a carbine-length .458 SOCOM upper that does an impressive job as well.
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Aug 27, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Pedersoli Sharps, .45/70 with Lee Shaver Soule sight
Replies: 1
Views: 211

Re: Pedersoli Sharps, .45/70 with Lee Shaver Soule sight

Sold pending exchange of cabbage.
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone here run a thickness planer?
Replies: 7
Views: 304

Re: Anyone here run a thickness planer?

Thanks guys. I have had my eye on the DeWalt. I'll poke around over at Grizzly just for the heck of it.
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gearing up for the fall, made a total hand operated washer.
Replies: 28
Views: 519

Re: Gearing up for the fall, made a total hand operated washer.

Very neat stuff, Lenn. Step it forward a few years and you could have a Maytag hit-and-miss popping away underneath!
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Pedersoli Sharps, .45/70 with Lee Shaver Soule sight
Replies: 1
Views: 211

Pedersoli Sharps, .45/70 with Lee Shaver Soule sight

Bought this rifle from Cabelas three years ago new and have not shot it. The rifle comes with 30-inch octagon barrel finished matte, double set trigger, checkered wrist. I replaced original open sights (included) with Lee Shaver's Super Grade Long-Range Soule rear sight, complete with oversize Hadle...
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Aug 26, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone here run a thickness planer?
Replies: 7
Views: 304

Anyone here run a thickness planer?

I find myself wanting to refresh and reuse old wood as well as reduce the thickness of common pine and fir lumber for various projects.
The planers aren't cheap -- even from Harbor Freight -- and snipe seems to be an issue with some of them.
Which planer do you run and how do you like it?
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Aug 25, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Didn't see the punchline coming
Replies: 5
Views: 335

Didn't see the punchline coming

:D The Engineer An engineer dies and is sent to hell. He's hot and miserable, so he decides to take action. The air conditioning has been broken for a long time, so he fixes it. Things cool down quickly. A moving walkway motor is jammed, so he un-jams it. People can get from place to place more easi...
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Aug 24, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Game Keeper
Replies: 18
Views: 601

Re: Game Keeper

Todd, it looks like the nearest Academy Sports to you is north of Kansas City. Academy is the sole US importer of Yildiz brand Turkish shotguns -- well made and very well priced, especially considering the lovely wood on most of them. You might find one used somewhere. I had to drive to Lubbock to g...
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Aug 23, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What You've Done With The Place . . . . . .
Replies: 8
Views: 400

Re: What You've Done With The Place . . . . . .

Kinda reminds of Seattle, too.
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Aug 21, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Somewhere Over in England...
Replies: 7
Views: 287

Re: Somewhere Over in England...

How did my ancestral homeland go so "agley" ... ?