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by Bill in Oregon
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remembering
Replies: 14
Views: 301

Re: Remembering

That's "boy heaven" Jim. Funny, I visited my brother in Newman Lake, just east of Spokane, last fall and we took Highway 27 down to Rockford and then cut over to Plummer and went on down to Moscow, which I had not seen before. There is just nothing quite like that Palouse country. And here I thought...
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got a chuckle out o' this ...
Replies: 8
Views: 235

Got a chuckle out o' this ...

Sign on a Texas hunting lease gate.

:lol:

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by Bill in Oregon
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shark vs Buck knife
Replies: 19
Views: 349

Re: Shark vs Buck knife

Had a similar Buck and lost it; probably lost knife No. 27 or 28 over the years. Most of them were Scout knives.
Glad you can eat those sharks. We mostly had Pacific dogfish where I fished in high school, and yes they had amazing skin!
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Model 1886 in 40-65
Replies: 19
Views: 361

Re: Model 1886 in 40-65

Just breathtaking -- both of you guys. So good to know they have found such good homes.
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Searchers find the USS Hornet
Replies: 13
Views: 336

Re: Searchers find the USS Hornet

Guessing that the relative lack of oxygen at that depth is what is preserving her from rust.
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Made me want to barf
Replies: 7
Views: 369

Made me want to barf

It's not a public school, so I guess they have their right, but talk about letting fanatics have access to gullible kids!

https://alamogordodailynews-nm.newsmemo ... subscriber&
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Rare Western Washington Snow Storm
Replies: 20
Views: 399

Re: The Rare Western Washington Snow Storm

Bob, my brother east of Spokane -- Newman Lake -- is worried about the snowload on his roof.
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Searchers find the USS Hornet
Replies: 13
Views: 336

Searchers find the USS Hornet

The late Paul Allen's search team has located the wreck of the USS Hornet three miles below the surface off the Solomans. She is in remarkable shape.

https://www.paulallen.com/Indepth/Petre ... 2wt4L2_c74
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayers please-pregnant family member
Replies: 36
Views: 804

Re: Prayers please-pregnant family member

Wonderful news, Ford. May Louisa Rose have a long, healthy and happy life.
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Rare Western Washington Snow Storm
Replies: 20
Views: 399

Re: The Rare Western Washington Snow Storm

Had one of those in the 1960s up there Blaine. It sure is weird to see along the Puget Sound. Liking your birdbath!

8)
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's the allure of "tactical"?
Replies: 40
Views: 609

Re: What's the allure of "tactical"?

Wait, Six, this thread makes you angry? :?:
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More MRI fun!
Replies: 27
Views: 388

Re: More MRI fun!

Well, i was in the tube for about an hour, but by keeping my eyes closed and trying to think through some genealogy, I made it through. :D
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1895 Winchester price check
Replies: 11
Views: 326

Re: 1895 Winchester price check

Marc, that price doesn't seem out of line if the bore is in very good or better shape. I would darn sure make them take the lock off that rifle and let you give a thorough evaluation.
Thinking you should find some shoots in Colorado.

https://www.cssa.org/index.php/clubs-ranges
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's the allure of "tactical"?
Replies: 40
Views: 609

Re: What's the allure of "tactical"?

Marvin, not hard to figure on why it might be on sale ... :D
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's the allure of "tactical"?
Replies: 40
Views: 609

What's the allure of "tactical"?

Once I stopped laughing after looking at this Mossberg "tactical .22," it occurred to me that the firearms industry milks "tactical" for all it is worth in marketing schemes. Have we gotten to the point that a vast segment of our shooting public nurses a Walter Mitty fantasy about being involved in ...
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More MRI fun!
Replies: 27
Views: 388

Re: More MRI fun!

Jason, I found out the hard way I was allergic to contrast dye when getting a CAT scan about 10 years ago. They had to shoot me up with Benadryl right on the table. I wouldn't wish anaphylactic shock on anyone -- not even the Speaker of the House.

:P
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More MRI fun!
Replies: 27
Views: 388

Re: More MRI fun!

Pitch, I'll bet they saw some of the darnedest Rube Goldberg contraptions with gears, wheels, pullies and steam engines while they were poking around in there.

8) :lol:
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More MRI fun!
Replies: 27
Views: 388

Re: More MRI fun!

Piller, good thing you are a pharmacist and know all this stuff in self-defense.
8)
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More MRI fun!
Replies: 27
Views: 388

Re: More MRI fun!

O.S. that is interesting. I've had two fusions and a laminectomy, lumbar, plus two rounds of injections and stuff is getting worse. When I mentioned to my surgeon I was also having numbness in the little and ring fingers of both hands he suggested the cervical study as well, saying that undiagnosed ...
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More MRI fun!
Replies: 27
Views: 388

Re: More MRI fun!

Thanks guys. I live in a relatively small town of about 35,000 and I don't think there is an open machine in the county. No biggy. I could probably gulp a double martini ahead of time. :lol:
Pete, thanks for that intel on the noise sources.
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More MRI fun!
Replies: 27
Views: 388

Re: More MRI fun!

Propranolol, eh? I just looked it up and it can be used for such anxieties as public speaking phobia! Geez, I might have finished law school ...

:lol:
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More MRI fun!
Replies: 27
Views: 388

More MRI fun!

I am due for two of these tomorrow -- cervical spine and lumbar spine. I have probably had close to a dozen over the past 30 years, the first one in one of the earliest machines that was very much like a torpedo tube. How I managed to stave off claustrophobia in that thing, I'll never know. It felt ...
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Primitive wooden compass.
Replies: 51
Views: 837

Re: Primitive wooden compass.

Gunny, we do hit the century mark off and on in May and June before the monsoons come in July. I moved here from southern Oregon, where it got hotter. And it is nowhere near as hot here as Redding, California, or Phoenix-Tucson. But yes, I run up an air-conditioning bill in late spring and summer.
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If you are an archer, you'll know Dwight Schuh's name
Replies: 1
Views: 140

If you are an archer, you'll know Dwight Schuh's name

I met Dwight in journalism school at the University of Oregon in the mid-1970s. Just a fine guy, a fine writer/editor, and a passionate hunter.
Rest in peace, Dwight. Looks like you went home in faith and grace.


https://www.bowhunting.com/blog/2019/02 ... ies-at-73/
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Primitive wooden compass.
Replies: 51
Views: 837

Re: Primitive wooden compass.

Gunny, thanks to the mountain ranges due east and due west of the White Sands, it's hard to get turned around there. Different story up in the Sacramentos where the canyons seem to run every which way. Lenn, I saw that story about our wandering North Pole in the morning paper. Weird -- and we may be...
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Primitive wooden compass.
Replies: 51
Views: 837

Re: Primitive wooden compass.

Looky what I found in my mailbox, all the way to New Mexico from Minnesoty! Thanks Lenn! Now I own a Pitchy original.

8)

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by Bill in Oregon
Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sure didn't know this!
Replies: 9
Views: 493

Re: Sure didn't know this!

Doc, is it true that heroin is easier to be weaned from than morphine? I have heard it is hell.
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sure didn't know this!
Replies: 9
Views: 493

Sure didn't know this!

... That Bayer developed Heroin in part to help Civil War veterans kick their morphine addictions.

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/ar ... qvv3_BuWEk
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94 38-55
Replies: 22
Views: 669

Re: Winchester 94 38-55

Harold, do tell! That's been a long time ago.

8)
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94 38-55
Replies: 22
Views: 669

Re: Winchester 94 38-55

Rube, I agree -- really nice "build," and you sure chose a fine caliber. Back when I was swaging jacketed bullets, I swaged a 220-grain soft point .379 slug specifically for the Marlin Cowboy that was briefly in production, and it was spectacularly accurate. If that Numrich barrel is .375 in the gro...
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Super Bowl Sunday
Replies: 36
Views: 730

Re: Super Bowl Sunday

Lowest ratings in 10 years. Nuff said.
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gun Show Find Winchester Low Wall 22 Long
Replies: 31
Views: 622

Re: Gun Show Find Winchester Low Wall 22 Long

Shrapnel, that is a rare bird indeed. Was WF Sheard a gunsmith? Hardware store owner? Any idea how long he was in business in Livingston? I wish I had your gun show to attend. The one I went to here in Alamogordo on Saturday was infested with knitted pink beanies, scented candles and even kids' colo...
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: air rifle
Replies: 10
Views: 297

Re: air rifle

Paul, I had one of those Xisicos you cited and it was blue murder on ground squirrels to about 35 yards.
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Owl surgeon
Replies: 11
Views: 229

Re: Owl surgeon

Love owl stories, Thanks Pitch!
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Super Bowl Sunday
Replies: 36
Views: 730

Re: Super Bowl Sunday

Griff, I'm a Springboks man, but the All Blacks are No. 2!

8)
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hey Blaine!
Replies: 5
Views: 200

Hey Blaine!

Did you catch this little interchange in your legislature?

:lol: :lol: :lol:

https://www.king5.com/article/news/bill ... 1a925f33c6
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: air rifle
Replies: 10
Views: 297

Re: air rifle

Vall, I didn't know Ollie Damon's worked on airguns. Are they still in business? I thought I heard a rumor ...

For inexpensive springers, I have had good luck buying the Chinese Xisico guns from Mike Mellick here:
http://flyingdragonairrifles.org/
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Was Shot Show a little subdued this year?
Replies: 5
Views: 280

Re: Was Shot Show a little subdued this year?

Guido, you are on to something there.
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: steamy subject
Replies: 8
Views: 366

Re: steamy subject

Wow, what an amazing build -- and what a hoot that old Aussie is!

8) :lol:
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Super Bowl Sunday
Replies: 36
Views: 730

Re: Super Bowl Sunday

What's he do? He lets the air out of footballs.

:lol:
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Primitive wooden compass.
Replies: 51
Views: 837

Re: Primitive wooden compass.

Joe, wow, you send your wife to check the mail at midnight? That's quite a marriage you worked out!

:lol: :lol: :lol:
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Was Shot Show a little subdued this year?
Replies: 5
Views: 280

Re: Was Shot Show a little subdued this year?

Boge Quinn mentioned this in his Gunblast video on why he and Jeff weren't attending this year.
It may be partly because key segments of the firearms market are flooded. Look at how the prices have plunged on the various ARs.
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Little nippy up north
Replies: 20
Views: 397

Re: Little nippy up north

Oh, a wise guy! :lol:
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Little nippy up north
Replies: 20
Views: 397

Re: Little nippy up north

Lenn, glad to hear it. Burning slab wood from the sawmill? 8)
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Little nippy up north
Replies: 20
Views: 397

Re: Little nippy up north

Toasty 16 below zero as of 11:30 in Ames, with a nice 10mph breeze.

:o
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Papa Jim Says
Replies: 16
Views: 424

Re: Papa Jim Says

Played with the tong tool once, but can't remember which caliber. Handier than a Lee Loader though. :D
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Photos of Fine Guns
Replies: 28
Views: 574

Re: Photos of Fine Guns

I think the Colt in .38-40 is a particularly dandy sixgun -- and oh, that 1876 in .45-75. 8)
Thanks for posting Jim. Hope your old friend John is well.