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by jnyork
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Round Counts
Replies: 17
Views: 439

Re: Round Counts

With .22's I try to keep track in my head of the number of cases fired. :lol:

Beginning to lose track now with the approach of geezerhood.
by jnyork
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Con man-thief!
Replies: 55
Views: 2044

Re: Con man-thief!

It was my experience several years ago that USPS Postal Inspectors have no sense of humor whatsoever in dealing with scumbags such as this guy. Glad you got your money back. :D
by jnyork
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New show "Yellowstone"
Replies: 17
Views: 511

Re: New show "Yellowstone"

Watched about 30 minutes of the first program, that was more than enough for me. Soap opera plot (if there even WAS one), too many characters, too many F-bombs and other foul language, waste of time.
by jnyork
Tue May 22, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vehicle Expedition Lever Gun?
Replies: 57
Views: 4983

Re: Vehicle Expedition Lever Gun?

So, here it is, 7 years later, old grizzled thread resurrected for some reason. I wonder if tomtex survived his sojourn along the border with his camera and levergun. :?:
by jnyork
Fri May 11, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Springtime
Replies: 4
Views: 277

Springtime

So, yesterday here in Lander WY I worked most of the morning on my lawn, got too hot so I quit for the day. k Today, 52 degrees here in the valley with cold rain, snowing in the higher elevations. Typical springtime in the Rockies, run the lawn mower one day, snowblower the next. Put me in mind of o...
by jnyork
Thu May 10, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: any cartridge collectors here?
Replies: 4
Views: 378

any cartridge collectors here?

Across the street neighbor came over this evening and gave this old box of cartridges, box is full, cartridges are original. On the bottom of the box is marked with some sort of crayon or marker, 1.70. Note they are "mushroom bullets", meaning hollow points. Also, "smokeless" "non-corrosive" cartrid...
by jnyork
Thu May 10, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hillbilly caviar! Got some more!
Replies: 32
Views: 1071

Re: Hillbilly caviar!

I must live under a rock. Whattheheck are fiddleheads?
by jnyork
Tue May 08, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 5 in 1 blanks
Replies: 5
Views: 432

5 in 1 blanks

When I lived in California about 40 years ago, I knew a fellow who worked off and on in the movie industry. He gave me five 5 in 1 blanks, headstamped WRA. The overwads are grey, meaning they are smoke generating, and marked "FULL" for full-power charge. 5 in 1 Blanks were designed to be fired in fi...
by jnyork
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tough to be a new 44/40 shooter...
Replies: 15
Views: 692

Re: Tough to be a new 44/40 shooter...

Thanks for the invitation, Earl. The Lasercast bullets I have been using are the 180 grainers.
by jnyork
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tough to be a new 44/40 shooter...
Replies: 15
Views: 692

Re: Tough to be a new 44/40 shooter...

I have been shooting cast bullets from Oregon Trail (Lasercast) in my 44-40 Uberti 1873. They come sized to .431 which is what my rifle likes, wont shoot anything smaller, but I dont see why you couldnt size them down. I shoot a LOT of silhouette, several thousand rounds of these bullets over the ye...
by jnyork
Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gunshow report
Replies: 4
Views: 287

Re: Gunshow report

AJMD429 wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:23 pm
"Excellent Savage 23 in 25-20 with period correct scope, 335.00"

...that one might have bit me....
It bit me, but I only had 12 bucks in my pocket. :( :( :(
by jnyork
Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gunshow report
Replies: 4
Views: 287

Gunshow report

Yuma AZ gunshow this morning, well attended despite the major car show the same day. Quite a few guns, only one table of homemade fudge and beanie babies, one other of ladies costume jewelry. Didnt see any fake samurai swords. Not a single .22 target rifle to be had. One Marlin 39A, nice older model...
by jnyork
Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Google Blocks Guns
Replies: 17
Views: 830

Re: Google Blocks Guns

I have never used Google, Bing has been my choice for many years, never a problem.
by jnyork
Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gun magazines
Replies: 22
Views: 943

Re: Gun magazines

I have to agree with the OP, I quit reading gun rags years ago when they became "all black gun, all day long". Even the American Rifleman now is mostly black gun and combat pistol krapp. :cry: :cry:
by jnyork
Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sig Sauer 238
Replies: 7
Views: 487

Re: Sig Sauer 238

I have carried one in a Galco pocket holster for several years, shoot it maybe 400 rounds a year.
Very pleased with it.
by jnyork
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 13 PROBLEMS WITH PORK
Replies: 47
Views: 1762

Re: 13 PROBLEMS WITH PORK

Fixin' to have a nice pan of bacon this evening to go with our waffles. MMMMMM, good. :D
by jnyork
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What a rifle!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 875

Re: What a rifle!!!

Your local credit union should be able to fix you up with a nice little loan. :D
by jnyork
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: load press for 357?
Replies: 18
Views: 862

Re: load press for 357?

I am still using the RCBS Rock Chucker I bought in 1974, I cant tell you how many hundreds of thousands of strokes it's made, I am a very avid shooter. :D It is still going strong without any detectable wear or loosening up. You can pick up all sorts of good cast iron presses on fleabay or at yard s...
by jnyork
Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thompson Center..did not realize!
Replies: 20
Views: 956

Re: Thompson Center..did not realize!

Just a simple question, or it seems to be one to me. Would you consider a caplock with a side hammer to be primitive enough for primitive firearm season, or would it need to be a flintlock? I am not trying to start a fight. I just would like to hear from the members on here about this issue because...
by jnyork
Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 50th Anniversary
Replies: 1
Views: 169

50th Anniversary

Some here may remember that Tuesday the 30th of January marks the 50th Anniversary of the 1968 Tet Offensive. That's the battle in which the VC was destroyed to the point they were never again a real factor , the NVA was sent packing to regroup and rearm, the battle we won and which was lost in Amer...
by jnyork
Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thompson Center..did not realize!
Replies: 20
Views: 956

Re: Thompson Center..did not realize!

I think the day of tradional muzzleloaders has sunsetted. The folks that wanted to hunt "muzzleloader" season for extra hunting opportunities have mostly all gone to the stainless steel, bolt action, scope sighted 250 yard killers, not really what us oldtimers would call a muzzleloader hunt but what...
by jnyork
Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Service pictures
Replies: 48
Views: 1916

Re: Service pictures

Image

RVN, LZ Litts, April 1967.
by jnyork
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making round balls for muzzleloaders
Replies: 15
Views: 620

Re: Making round balls for muzzleloaders

I seem to recall someone way back when experimenting with dimpled muzzeloader balls to see if they were more aerodynamic like golf balls. Cant recall if he ever did any good with it and cant find anything now about it on the net, was a long time ago. Notice how I carefully included the word "muzzlel...
by jnyork
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Weatherby moves to Wyoming
Replies: 16
Views: 739

Weatherby moves to Wyoming

By BOB MOEN Associated Press January 23, 2018 04:52 PM Updated January 23, 2018 04:53 PM CHEYENNE, Wyo. Firearms manufacturer Weatherby Inc. is relocating its manufacturing operations and corporate headquarters from California to Wyoming, marking another catch by Wyoming of a company abandoning a st...
by jnyork
Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WWII Aircraft Quiz: "Why The Screwdriver?" (answered)
Replies: 15
Views: 823

Re: WWII Aircraft Quiz: "Why The Screwdriver?"

Notice that the aircraft is parked on PSP (pierced steel planking) used for runways and parking areas. It is slippery as owl poop when wet. Those are pins driven into the ground through holes in the PSP to keep the chocks from slipping.
by jnyork
Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making America great again
Replies: 2
Views: 200

Making America great again

Our club in Lander WY has a very nice indoor range, eight firing points, all NRA and OHSA approved, etc. The local 4H club uses the range a couple afternoons a week for their rifle and pistol marksmanship program. In an email this morning, a friend related to me that we had to expand the 4H use to t...
by jnyork
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trouble with auto correct.
Replies: 22
Views: 740

Re: Trouble with auto correct.

2ndovc wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:25 pm
First World Problems. :shock:

jb 8)
Indeed. Probably not much of a problem at all in Somalia, El Salvador, Bangladesh, etc. :roll:
by jnyork
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trouble with auto correct.
Replies: 22
Views: 740

Re: Trouble with auto correct.

All the above adds to the reasons I am among the 1% of Americans who dont own a smartphone.

I am such a geezer that I still make telephone calls when I want to talk to someone, if they are "not available" I just leave a message.

Some of you older guys may remember some of that. :roll:
by jnyork
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Uberti 1873 movie gun...rifling gone?
Replies: 14
Views: 761

Re: Uberti 1873 movie gun...rifling gone?

I only know about it from what I read in an article not more than 3 days ago. Seemed they used some sort of shot like little pellets of frangible material, non-metallic stuff.
by jnyork
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trouble with auto correct.
Replies: 22
Views: 740

Re: Trouble with auto correct.

Why use the darn thing then, just take the time to spell correctly in the first place and you have no worries.
by jnyork
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Uberti 1873 movie gun...rifling gone?
Replies: 14
Views: 761

Re: Uberti 1873 movie gun...rifling gone?

Cowboy Action shooters have an event where they shoot balloons from the back of a galloping horse, they use some sort of shot cartridges, maybe it's made for that.
by jnyork
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Merit Adjustable Aperture Sight Discontinued?
Replies: 6
Views: 570

Re: Merit Adjustable Aperture Sight Discontinued?

I'm rich!! I must have 5 or 6 of them. :D
by jnyork
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruger no I in 22lr. Update
Replies: 16
Views: 886

Re: Ruger no I in 22lr. Update

Looking at the specs, I cant see any difference in the two models. What am I missing?

Hope they make it in a real rifle along with the little carbine.
by jnyork
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Merit Adjustable Aperture Sight Discontinued?
Replies: 6
Views: 570

Re: Merit Adjustable Aperture Sight Discontinued?

Watch ebay, they show up there every so often.
by jnyork
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody here still drive a stick shift?
Replies: 67
Views: 2472

Re: Anybody here still drive a stick shift?

I ordered my 2004 Dodge Ram 3500 with the 6-speed, still have it. Also have a 2003 Ford F150 with 5-speed. I have 2 cars, both are automatic. If I was driving mostly in the city I would not order a manual again.
by jnyork
Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Military 1911 to be Released
Replies: 15
Views: 837

Re: Military 1911 to be Released

I had an email from CMP Sales a couple weeks ago, they are still getting the rules lined out. No prices yet. Was pleased to note they will only sell one per customer, eliminating the resellers, hoarders and speculators to a large extent.
by jnyork
Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: interpreted as…..
Replies: 12
Views: 708

Re: interpreted as…..

Ya gotta do what ya gotta do to keep peace in the family. :lol:

Better strike while the iron is hot before she changes her mind.
by jnyork
Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best screw driver / tool kit
Replies: 22
Views: 1126

Re: Best screw driver / tool kit

Just grit your teeth and pony up for the Brownell's fullsize set, a lifetime investment that will serve you very well.

I am a very frugal person, but I learned a long time ago when buying tools, buy the best you can get. Costs more to start with but pays off in the end.
by jnyork
Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best 44WCF dies?
Replies: 10
Views: 436

Re: Best 44WCF dies?

I have loaded a couple thousand rounds with Lee dies, cast bullets, never a problem.
by jnyork
Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Whitetail - 50 BMG
Replies: 19
Views: 1044

Re: Whitetail - 50 BMG

Utter poppycock. absolute BS. A crock.
by jnyork
Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got paint?
Replies: 7
Views: 434

Re: Got paint?

What about some kind of bulk paint "in the gallon can" but using a paint sprayer to deliver it...? Here's a pic of part our range when it's set up, shows about a third of the targets. We shoot 10 shots ,, go set 'em up and paint the bullet impact spots, Repeat several times, each time taking about ...
by jnyork
Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got paint?
Replies: 7
Views: 434

Re: Got paint?

765x53 wrote:
Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:07 pm
Wal-Mart spray-paint : $1.66 / can.

Thanks, we have tried it, it's like trying to paint with milk. :roll: :lol:

The Rustoleum 2x is the best we have tried, and we have tried them all.
by jnyork
Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got paint?
Replies: 7
Views: 434

Re: Got paint?

Dont know any wholesalers for that product but have you tried the old fashioned paint brush & a gallon of paint? Wont work here, Ben. When we shoot we have 120 targets on the line , many of which get knocked down and need paint touched up every 10 minutes or so. Gotta have spray paint cans.
by jnyork
Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got paint?
Replies: 7
Views: 434

Got paint?

Our silhouette club here in Yuma uses white targets, much better than black, we have found that Rustoleum 2X White Primer is vastly superior to any other brand. Tr;ouble is, it costs $3.80 a can and we use maybe 120 cans in a 6 month season. I have googled around to no avail. Does anyone know of a w...
by jnyork
Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So, you think you wanna move to Wyoming?
Replies: 22
Views: 1222

Re: So, you think you wanna move to Wyoming?

I was a Realtor in Lander for quite a few years, had many experiences with outsiders moving in, some good, some not so much. , many of them, sold the home in Kali they paid 50K for back 30 years ago for 650K, come to Wyoming and spend a third of that on a nice place and live off the rest. Running a ...
by jnyork
Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So, you think you wanna move to Wyoming?
Replies: 22
Views: 1222

Re: So, you think you wanna move to Wyoming?

Griff wrote:
Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:44 pm
I KNOW I don't want to move to Wyoming... but, it's a great place to visit!

Keep visiting, Griff. You are always welcome. Bring money. :lol:
by jnyork
Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So, you think you wanna move to Wyoming?
Replies: 22
Views: 1222

So, you think you wanna move to Wyoming?

Here's what you can expect for weather in Wyoming. Note the figures for wind and temperature are the AVERAGE for 24/7 for months !!!!. Better you should stay in sunny California. :roll: Hey, Answer Girl, Each Wyomingite says their hometown’s weather is the worst – Cody, Cheyenne, Afton, etc. Which t...
by jnyork
Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What the heck kind of bullet is this....???
Replies: 11
Views: 678

Re: What the heck kind of bullet is this....???

Incident was in Allahabad, India. Who knows what kind of weird ammo over there? Strange indeed. Fake news, maybe?
by jnyork
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remember When...
Replies: 11
Views: 720

Re: Remember When...

Mid 1950's a new Winchester Model 52 with sights, etc, was about 110.00 or so .

That was a months wages for working stiffs.

Safeway store had a complete department full of ammo, fishing gear, powder, bullets etc.
by jnyork
Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Slicking up Rossi 92s
Replies: 10
Views: 478

Re: Slicking up Rossi 92s

Worked great for me.