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by Bill in Oregon
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone here shoot a military irons-only rifle match?
Replies: 3
Views: 21

Anyone here shoot a military irons-only rifle match?

I was chatting with a guy yesterday who had just finished shooting his stock 1903-A3 with sling from prone. I love the old school way, although getting into and out of prone is no picnic for my partially rebuilt lower back. :o We got to talking about getting together a military rifle match at our ra...
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For the Contender fans here
Replies: 20
Views: 471

Re: For the Contender fans here

Historic: I wish they would let Contender lovers know what issues they are facing to get these frames in production. I would prepay if that would help.
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Busy .. today and tomorrow!
Replies: 7
Views: 177

Re: Busy .. today and tomorrow!

Jim, a thunder mug! Hadn't thought of one of those in some time.
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just received here on the Ranch
Replies: 7
Views: 250

Re: Just received here on the Ranch

Glad John is still publishing.
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old Logging Camp Cemetary
Replies: 11
Views: 364

Re: Old Logging Camp Cemetary

Blaine, that's awful sweet. I am one of the dinosaurs who believe in honoring and remembering our dead.
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New pump/slide rifle in .458 Win Mag
Replies: 20
Views: 416

Re: New pump/slide rifle in .458 Win Mag

Elmo, I went down that road, and even tried a No. 1 in .458 Lott. Why, I do not know to this day. Recoil with the Lott was so bad I had to catch the rifle. Yes, I am an out of control, certifiable :o :lol: :lol: rifle crank!
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SPF Custom Ruger SRH Alaskan 454 Casull
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Re: Custom Ruger SRH Alaskan 454 Casull

That's such a capable revolver for anything in North America.
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I met Bill in Oregon
Replies: 7
Views: 300

Re: I met Bill in Oregon

"The missus pats me down for credit cards before she lets me use the computer but billy has paypal." :lol: :lol: :lol: Now let's see. What is next up for the classifieds? Maybe that Spencer .... :lol: https://live.staticflickr.com/4899/32157325508_b971ec9b90_b.jpg fullsizeoutput_e43 by ComeWatson , ...
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A good shooting 1911A1 and inexpensive too
Replies: 14
Views: 447

Re: A good shooting 1911A1 and inexpensive too

I have heard great things about the TISAS products as well -- better made and fitted than the Armscor line from the Philippines, especially at the lower end of the price range.
I have a Yildiz .410 side-by-side from Academy that is extremely well made.
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I lernt what a "knot" was today....
Replies: 20
Views: 420

Re: I lernt what a "knot" was today....

I love reading Ned Roberts discussing 20-rod rifle matches. I know, knot the same topic.
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I lernt what a "knot" was today....
Replies: 20
Views: 420

Re: I lernt what a "knot" was today....

I suffer with wind, at speed, especially when I get a knot in my stomach :lol:
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I believe it was said of Archbishop Laud's digestive issues that "He hath the wynde on his guts."

:shock:
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I lernt what a "knot" was today....
Replies: 20
Views: 420

Re: I lernt what a "knot" was today....

Oh, Blaine! Yoo-hoo! :lol:
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Caring for "lightweight" 1911s
Replies: 19
Views: 402

Re: Caring for "lightweight" 1911s

Yes, it's a full-size five-incher. I used to have shock buffs and a bushing wrench. Now I can't find them. :cry:
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Caring for "lightweight" 1911s
Replies: 19
Views: 402

Caring for "lightweight" 1911s

I recently bought a Kimber Stainless LW 1911 in .45 to carry as a duty weapon for my new job at our county shooting range. I went this way to just make it more comfortable to carry, having never owned an alloy-framed .45. I lubed it thoroughly with the FP-10 sample that came with the gun, ran 100 ro...
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For a litte pocket money ...
Replies: 15
Views: 464

For a litte pocket money ...

by Bill in Oregon
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How NOT to resize a bullet ...
Replies: 26
Views: 533

Re: How NOT to resize a bullet ...

Have to wonder what it took to extract that bullet from the barrel.
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Update time.
Replies: 13
Views: 334

Re: Update time.

I bet many a lad in the UK envies you your job, Nath. So do a whole bunch of us in the States! 8)
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I met Bill in Oregon
Replies: 7
Views: 300

Re: I met Bill in Oregon

Todd, you were a great guest and so much fun to talk with. Like Blaine said, come by any time pard. 8)
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stopped by to say hello...
Replies: 13
Views: 488

Re: Stopped by to say hello...

Hobie, glad you stopped by, and thank you for reminding us all that we are supposed to act as gentlemen and friends here. Hope you are not forced to take additional steps.
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For the Contender fans here
Replies: 20
Views: 471

Re: For the Contender fans here

JN: This is the "easy open" version with the pin moved to make it easier to pop the barrel open. It also ships as neither a pistol or a rifle, so it will be your choice. I have never had a Contender as a rifle. If anyone else here knows Bobby Tomek in shiner, TX, he has a bunch of these, super accur...
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 29 Years and Lot's of Weight Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 446

Re: 29 Years and Lot's of Weight Ago

I do believe you could land an F-16 on that flattop, Blaine! Awesome! 8)
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: They really are out there ...
Replies: 23
Views: 764

They really are out there ...

Uncle ain't talkin' to us about what he knows. :shock:

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by Bill in Oregon
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For the Contender fans here
Replies: 20
Views: 471

For the Contender fans here

SSK -- J.D. Jones' company -- is now owned by Lehigh Defense, and among their new projects is to re-create the original Thompson/Center Contender frame using better steel and CNC precision machining. Delivery will begin in May. I have had a number of Contenders and barrel sets over the years, and ha...
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shooting at a High School basketball game in Dallas.
Replies: 5
Views: 236

Re: Shooting at a High School basketball game in Dallas.

FWiedner wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:54 pm
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Interscholastic sports are highly competitive.

:wink:
:lol: :lol: :lol:
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Home Defense Weapon - - - Archery-style...!
Replies: 10
Views: 314

Re: Home Defense Weapon - - - Archery-style...!

I love that guy. His inner child is just this side of out of control!

:lol: :lol: :lol:
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Barrel diameter for 38-55 rebore
Replies: 9
Views: 253

Re: Barrel diameter for 38-55 rebore

I love that configuration of a 94. If there isn't quite enough meat for .38-55, give serious consideration to .35-30. Jesse does that one.
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winter Pics
Replies: 11
Views: 256

Re: Winter Pics

We've got mountains down here, but nothing like the Wyoming Rockies, or the Cascades. Cool job, jk. 8)
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Got The Woodsman's Pal
Replies: 22
Views: 743

Re: I Got The Woodsman's Pal

I found one of those Pro-style pals somewhere near Mount Rainier on a Boy Scout campout about 1966 or 67. It was rusted from having lain in the leaves and moss for who knows how long, but it cleaned up. I wonder where it went to. :lol:
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayer request .......
Replies: 12
Views: 269

Re: Prayer request .......

Wm: Any updates on this fine young American?
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayers for an Internet friend
Replies: 16
Views: 650

Re: Prayers for an Internet friend

Guys, here is an update on my Internet friend Stumpy up in the Portland area: He is still with us and just had the "Whipple procedure." He's still got a chance to be one of the few who beat pancreatic cancer. Thanks for any and all good thoughts or prayers. He just posted this on my old Oregon fishi...
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone know how Jeff Quinn is doing?
Replies: 7
Views: 356

Re: Anyone know how Jeff Quinn is doing?

Another Levergunner on my prayer list.
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I`ve had enough, laugh laugh
Replies: 44
Views: 1326

Re: I`ve had enough, laugh laugh

What GK said. 8) Just thinking of some of those who have left, or gone dark, or passed. Levergunner friend Threeleggedturtle stayed with me Friday night, and we talked guns non-stop. And then as I took him and his bike up Highway 70 through the Mescalero Reservation to Ruidoso so he can continue his...
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stone age tomahawk
Replies: 10
Views: 374

Re: Stone age tomahawk

Nice work, Farrier. I play at knapping, but here in southern New Mexico we only have some tough cherts that need heat-treating -- nothing like all that obsidian I had back in Oregon.
8)
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I`ve had enough, laugh laugh
Replies: 44
Views: 1326

Re: I`ve had enough, laugh laugh

FW, "just get along" is the heart of the matter, isn't it? Without knowing each others' back stories, it can be hard to do. I did not have the privilege of wearing the uniform except in ROTC, and now I am way too decrepit to, but a close friend is very active in her local VFW post, and has taken me ...
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Range Report, 106 year-old Winchester carbine 44-40 (photos)
Replies: 22
Views: 726

Re: Range Report, 106 year-old Winchester carbine 44-40 (photos)

I had missed this. Great scott, Kirk, that is some fine shooting at 100 yards. My 66-year-old eyes aren't as good as yours. Glad that 92 found a good home with a man who can really appreciate it. 8)
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Well, Here's Some New Progressive BS In WA
Replies: 10
Views: 307

Re: Well, Here's Some New Progressive BS In WA

Doc, that's an important principle you have identified -- liberals spreading their ruin as they pass, just as a cancer metastasizes. Idaho, for example, is in a fight for its life right now, even though some may not know how dire the threat. Blaine, are you having to do a background check for ammuni...
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone know how Jeff Quinn is doing?
Replies: 7
Views: 356

Anyone know how Jeff Quinn is doing?

I haven't heard anything recently. In that review of the Ruger LCP .22 posted Dec. 30 on Gunblast, he looked to be a little frail, but getting by.
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I`ve had enough, laugh laugh
Replies: 44
Views: 1326

Re: I`ve had enough, laugh laugh

Just saying it is far easier in Internet forums to be snippy, superior or dismissive than it is to be the "angels of our better nature." I see it in myself sometimes, and at the end of the day, that conduct does not get me any gold stars with the Author of the Universe. I have been on forums where a...
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I`ve had enough, laugh laugh
Replies: 44
Views: 1326

Re: I`ve had enough, laugh laugh

I guess I am fortunate never to have set foot in that thread. I come here to relax, laugh and be amazed -- and often at Pitchy's wonderfully inventive projects.
Y'all have a good day.
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 7x57
Replies: 32
Views: 782

Re: 7x57

My first 7X57 was a tang-safety Ruger 77 circa late 1970s. I never could get it to shoot despite changing scopes and loads, and believe this was from the early "bad barrel" era before Ruger started making its own barrels. I later had a Ruger No. 1 in this caliber that just loved the Hornady 154-grai...
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thanks Billy.....
Replies: 4
Views: 276

Re: Thanks Billy.....

Ray, the Krag is a great cast boolit cartridge with that long neck.
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruger LCP in 22lr
Replies: 17
Views: 387

Re: Ruger LCP in 22lr

Y'all cornfused this aging pilgrim switchin' back and forth between the LCP and the LCR ... :lol:
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your Opinions On Sig Saur
Replies: 38
Views: 605

Re: Your Opinions On Sig Saur

I have never been a huge fan of the Sigs, especially the polymer wonders that Jim was discussing. Their little .380 is one of the best in its class and they build a very nice 1911, but there are other 1911s just as nice for less money. I tried the Sig P365 compact 9 and it just did not point well in...
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making Coffee now. New ones added.
Replies: 32
Views: 644

Re: Making Coffee now. New ones added.

Lenn, so sorry! Nothing like a hidden nail to ruin a man's day!
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Work Has Started on the Rolling Blocks - * New Owner *
Replies: 23
Views: 1685

Re: Work Has Started on the Rolling Blocks - * New Owner *

Cut it out you guys! I have loved rolling blocks since I was a kid and my uncle bought me a toy version, probably about 1959 or 1960. Yes, Mattel made them! Currently have one in .50-70 with Green Mountain barrel and Treebone wood that needs to be color cased and blued. Vall -- I will have Mr. Sprin...
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruger LCP in 22lr
Replies: 17
Views: 387

Re: Ruger LCP in 22lr

Blaine, that very feature -- the tip-up barrel for the first shot -- was a big reason why those Berettas were popular purse guns for elderly ladies who could not rack a slide.
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thanks Billy.....
Replies: 4
Views: 276

Re: Thanks Billy.....

Ray, that's dandy. Glad it cleaned up!
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shooting Times article on Uberti single action revolvers
Replies: 17
Views: 532

Re: Shooting Times article on Uberti single action revolvers

Bill, had you boys had more than sufficient juice the night before? :lol:
Chuck, no doubts about the accuracy potential of the 1858s with their rigid frames and vastly improved sights. They have always been the most accurate cap-and-ball sixguns in my hands.