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by Bill in Oregon
Sat Apr 20, 2024 9:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I guess its my turn for pet loss and Christian thoughts
Replies: 5
Views: 147

Re: I guess its my turn for pet loss and Christian thoughts

Tutt, your loss could not be more real.
I firmly believe there is something beautiful going on between God and the dogs he blesses us with.
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Apr 20, 2024 6:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30-30 Shootn
Replies: 22
Views: 908

Re: 30-30 Shootn

This great thread continues! Abar, that is a very satisfying group. I no longer have the Marlin 36, but do have a very early (1902) Savage 99 saddle ring carbine in .303. I loaded 29.5 of LVR under the Barnes 190 in PPU brass, which would seem a mild load going by some of the comments here. I slugge...
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Apr 19, 2024 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone still shoot handgun silhouette?
Replies: 19
Views: 285

Re: Anyone still shoot handgun silhouette?

Six: To heck with those hosers.
"All I wanna do is have some fun."


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClbmWkbocoY
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Apr 19, 2024 1:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone still shoot handgun silhouette?
Replies: 19
Views: 285

Re: Anyone still shoot handgun silhouette?

Griff, last time I shot sillywet, I shot from the Creedmoor. It is not particularly comfortable, as you say. I tried the "dead frog" position as well. This was all long before the four back surgeries . I just tried the Creedmoor and it hurt to be in it, and to get out of it, so maybe I'm j...
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Apr 19, 2024 6:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Semi-auto in 250-3000….made by Ruger…!
Replies: 4
Views: 175

Re: Semi-auto in 250-3000….made by Ruger…!

And in my favorite Newton-designed cartridge!
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Apr 18, 2024 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lost our pup this week
Replies: 14
Views: 203

Re: Lost our pup this week

Jay, losing a dog is the hardest thing I have done. They love us with a purity that surely comes straight from God. We sense that. I have been inconsolable losing my guys, and seizures cost me two that I was particularly attached to. There are some out there who think only people are important. They...
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Apr 18, 2024 8:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pitchy (Lenn)
Replies: 5
Views: 240

Re: Pitchy (Lenn)

Can't help. I think of Lenn and Norma often.
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Apr 18, 2024 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: C. Gove SxS shotgun
Replies: 9
Views: 187

Re: C. Gove SxS shotgun

Vall, that's a nice addition to your collection. I had a Belgian 14-gauge percussion twist-barrel double some years ago and enjoyed shooting it. Circle Fly wads made it a breeze.
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Apr 18, 2024 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The little Super Wrangler
Replies: 3
Views: 126

Re: The little Super Wrangler

Will, I believe that when I take my time and shoot under normal conditions -- and find the ammo it likes -- it will be a 1 1/2-inch gun at 25 yards, rest. I can't do much better than that with irons.
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Apr 18, 2024 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone still shoot handgun silhouette?
Replies: 19
Views: 285

Re: Anyone still shoot handgun silhouette?

Jim, I like your system. :lol:
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Apr 18, 2024 3:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone still shoot handgun silhouette?
Replies: 19
Views: 285

Re: Anyone still shoot handgun silhouette?

Earl, it isn't so much the monetary value since I use range scrap for 90 percent of my casting. But it's hot out under the Texas sun picking up spent bullets from the berms. :lol:
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Apr 18, 2024 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The little Super Wrangler
Replies: 3
Views: 126

The little Super Wrangler

Well, I took the Super Wrangler to the range today along with a couple of rifles and the chronograph, but the wind at Avenger Airport here in Sweetwater was gusting over 30 mph. The chronograph stayed in the truck. I was in a bit of a hurry to shoot just because of the wind, and the sixgun took some...
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Apr 18, 2024 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lewis & Clark - Little People Encounter
Replies: 19
Views: 398

Re: Lewis & Clark - Little People Encounter

Lest we forget our Pygmy cousins. 8)
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Apr 18, 2024 1:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone still shoot handgun silhouette?
Replies: 19
Views: 285

Re: Anyone still shoot handgun silhouette?

Hmmm. Just calculating that a 40-round course fired with say, the Lee 310, would use up more than 28 ounces ounces of lead vs about 22 with a 240-grain boolit.
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Apr 18, 2024 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone still shoot handgun silhouette?
Replies: 19
Views: 285

Anyone still shoot handgun silhouette?

Our local club is one of the last two in Texas that still holds a monthly IHMSA shoot. Thinking of trying a .44 Magnum in a single shot pistol. Wonder what a decent cast load would be for this purpose.
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Apr 17, 2024 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 9mm Round Ball Sniper Weapon
Replies: 6
Views: 269

Re: 9mm Round Ball Sniper Weapon

That swell trigger mechanism is $60 on Amazon.
Here is a terrific resource for slinging. I never got very good at it.
https://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Apr 17, 2024 9:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Phil Shoemaker interview about bears
Replies: 7
Views: 218

Re: Phil Shoemaker interview about bears

Grizz, you have seen wonderful things!
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Apr 17, 2024 6:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got the cabin in PA cleaned up for the season
Replies: 17
Views: 349

Re: Got the cabin in PA cleaned up for the season

Jason, thanks for taking us along. Cabins, dogs, guns, chainsaws -- and I can smell the damp conifers. That looks like it could even be in Oregon.
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Apr 17, 2024 6:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Phil Shoemaker interview about bears
Replies: 7
Views: 218

Re: Phil Shoemaker interview about bears

He posts regularly over at AccurateReloading.com as 458Win and you can take his advice to the bank. I like his tagline: "Anyone who claims the 30-06 is ineffective has either not tried one, or is unwittingly commenting on their own marksmanship" https://forums.accuratereloading.com/eve/for...
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Apr 16, 2024 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For the Parker lovers here
Replies: 12
Views: 242

Re: For the Parker lovers here

6pt, that's awesome!
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Apr 16, 2024 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Carry gun for an 89 year old man……good one
Replies: 14
Views: 396

Re: Carry gun for an 89 year old man……good one

Sweet. Bought a 4-inch 28 the day I turned 21.
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Apr 16, 2024 6:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For the Parker lovers here
Replies: 12
Views: 242

Re: For the Parker lovers here

Will, my late friend Chick Donnelly, of Siskiyou Barrel Works in Applegate, OR, held Parker Ackley in great reverence after his time at Trinidad. Ackley told a funny story or two at Elmer Keith's expense, having been the supervisor at Ogden Arsenal with Keith worked there. 8)
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Apr 15, 2024 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tornado Hit Us Wednesday
Replies: 30
Views: 507

Re: Tornado Hit Us Wednesday

Thanks for posting Jason. I was getting worried about you.
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Apr 15, 2024 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tornado Hit Us Wednesday
Replies: 30
Views: 507

Re: Tornado Hit Us Wednesday

Hope they treat you really well. We are under a tornado watch here in west central Texas, but I think and hope the threat has passed.
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Apr 15, 2024 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage lever gun in .22
Replies: 5
Views: 241

Re: Savage lever gun in .22

Yeah. He is holding it with the bottom of the action toward the camera, oversize lever open. It has a tube magazine. Hope the receiver is something other than die-cast zinc!
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Apr 15, 2024 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage lever gun in .22
Replies: 5
Views: 241

Savage lever gun in .22

Looks like there's one in the works, to be built at a new plant in Canada.

https://www.ptbocanada.com/journal/sava ... two-rifles
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Apr 14, 2024 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Howdy from Georgia!
Replies: 22
Views: 604

Re: Howdy from Georgia!

Glad to have you here sir. Owning two cans makes you a certified enthusiast. :lol:
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Apr 14, 2024 12:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New member
Replies: 19
Views: 301

Re: New member

John, glad you finally made it through the turnstyle, and boy that's a dandy buck! I still have my old Lee Loader for 16 gauge, but haven't seen a canister of Alcan 7 in many a year. :lol:
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Apr 13, 2024 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just one Blackhawk
Replies: 53
Views: 1447

Re: Just one Blackhawk

Harold: Very nice indeed! 8)
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Apr 13, 2024 5:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Puppy cam is up!
Replies: 5
Views: 221

Re: Puppy cam is up!

She's a very good mommy. I can tell. 8)
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Apr 13, 2024 2:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For the Parker lovers here
Replies: 12
Views: 242

For the Parker lovers here

I don't know if I have ever seen more spectacular wood than Aaron Little used on this custom 28 build on a Parker 20-gauge frame.

https://forums.accuratereloading.com/ev ... 6741006772
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Apr 13, 2024 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just one Blackhawk
Replies: 53
Views: 1447

Re: Just one Blackhawk

Nice, Scott, and one of very few Rugers I have seen without drag marks on the cylinder! 8)
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Apr 13, 2024 7:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I always get a kick out of Clint
Replies: 2
Views: 234

I always get a kick out of Clint

He moved his Thunder Ranch to Oregon about the time I left there. Always thought it would be swell to take a class or two.
This is a fun Youtube. Love those matching Colts at the end. I had not seen that stock treatment before. Makes sense.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZW1-XzQFWDg
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Apr 13, 2024 7:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Before and after
Replies: 11
Views: 308

Re: Before and after

Horsesoldier, I might shoot it tomorrow. Winds should step back down out of the 20s and 30s to the teens.
Nice grips Jay!
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Apr 12, 2024 3:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tornado Hit Us Wednesday
Replies: 30
Views: 507

Re: Tornado Hit Us Wednesday

I'm sure Jason will have a thought when he sees this thread.
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Apr 12, 2024 3:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Before and after
Replies: 11
Views: 308

Re: Before and after

It's nice of Altamont to include three grip screws of varying lengths. The original Ruger screw was just short, but the Altamont medium length was perfect.
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Apr 12, 2024 1:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Before and after
Replies: 11
Views: 308

Before and after

Just received those Altamont stocks I ordered a month or two back, and I am quite pleased with the fit and feel compared to the black plastic OEM stock on the Super Wrangler. Now if the wind will just lie down I 'll go shoot the thing. 8) https://i.postimg.cc/8F4ky61H/image-67204097-2.jpg https://i....
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Apr 12, 2024 5:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NEW members
Replies: 6
Views: 197

Re: NEW members

Thanks for your eagle's vigilance, John.
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Apr 12, 2024 5:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tornado Hit Us Wednesday
Replies: 30
Views: 507

Re: Tornado Hit Us Wednesday

Thank the Lord you are all okay. We had one pass within a few miles last June. It brought down limbs and trees in my part of town, damaged roofs and bent my fence -- on steel posts -- about 20 degrees. First time I have ever been awakened by the National Weather Service and the feeling of unbelief a...
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Apr 11, 2024 8:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3-D Printer
Replies: 9
Views: 296

Re: 3-D Printer

Jim Kibler, who has revolutionized the flintlock kit trade with his high-precision designs and inletting, sometimes uses 3D printing to test stock design and parts fit.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2vO-qf ... zQ&index=2
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Apr 11, 2024 8:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 45 ACP SIXGUN
Replies: 27
Views: 635

Re: 45 ACP SIXGUN

That's a mighty handsome and practical shooter you have there Jim!
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Apr 11, 2024 8:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ultra Long Range 22LR ammo
Replies: 7
Views: 246

Re: Ultra Long Range 22LR ammo

That guy has a good channel. I'd love to have one of those Anschütz chassis rifles, but $4,000 is so far beyond my pov-line pay grade that I can't even dream about it. Will, that Federal ammo -- was it the stuff with the dimple in the center of the case head? If so, I came in second in a 200-yard ma...
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Apr 08, 2024 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30 minutes of work
Replies: 9
Views: 359

Re: 30 minutes of work

Nice. Two bays for vehicles and a third for lofting boats, with a man cave with beer cooler upstairs. :lol:
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Apr 08, 2024 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Photo of me in my black cowboy outfit during the eclipse.
Replies: 24
Views: 726

Re: Photo of me in my black cowboy outfit during the eclipse.

It just kinda got dim gray here at 95 percent. A lotta nada.
Sure admire your Boss of the Plains, Jim. You wear it so well. 8)
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Apr 08, 2024 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30 minutes of work
Replies: 9
Views: 359

Re: 30 minutes of work

It's cool using heavy equipment all right, but the biggest I ever ran was just a middle-size Caterpillar backhoe. Loved to hear her diesel purr to life.
Gosh that looked like a nice structure, though.
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Apr 08, 2024 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just one Blackhawk
Replies: 53
Views: 1447

Re: Just one Blackhawk

Rube, I sure love your slick-up of that .45 Colt. Who did the case hardening? Gorgeous grips!
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Apr 08, 2024 2:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just one Blackhawk
Replies: 53
Views: 1447

Re: Just one Blackhawk

Jason, I never ever get tired of seeing that Bowen masterpiece. 8) Here is a sort of "sub question": Of the four main Blackhawk/SBH calibers, .357, .41, .44 Special/Magnum and .45 Colt, which if any, is the least likely to have cylinder throat/bore dimension issues? Seems I hear this waxes...
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Apr 08, 2024 9:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just one Blackhawk
Replies: 53
Views: 1447

Re: Just one Blackhawk

Thanks Walt. I have been going through the calibers in my mind, and barrel lengths as well. I like the looks of the Bisley, but never shot any of the ones I had side-by side with the same load in a Blackhawk with conventional grip. My hands are medium size and the Bisley may be just beyond optimal f...
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Apr 08, 2024 9:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A real 'air guitar'....
Replies: 1
Views: 119

Re: A real 'air guitar'....

I had a Burns B3 for a while. It was fun to goof off with, but boy it was hard to play well. I got discouraged and found it a new home.

https://www.soundslikeburns.com/New_Items/deluxe.html