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by gcs
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HENRY Model X
Replies: 21
Views: 318

Re: HENRY Model X

Oh, it's not THAT bad, it's just a tool after all .
by gcs
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I got a tough question to answer ..... can you help?
Replies: 35
Views: 528

Re: I got a tough question to answer ..... can you help?

I'm voting for some serious pepper spray/mace, small, can be with her at all times, and usually more then effective. I'm not comfortable with blind people and guns, and I love guns....
by gcs
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Got The Woodsman's Pal
Replies: 22
Views: 736

Re: I Got The Woodsman's Pal

A true Kukri will handle brush, trees, bears, and two legged miscreants, but the reverse curve takes a little getting used to, needs more of a wrist snap to get the most out of it. The Nepali Ghurkas take using a kukri to a new level....Those guys are scary good....LOL I always thought the Woodsman ...
by gcs
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WW1
Replies: 25
Views: 750

Re: WW1

JNG wrote: ↑Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:36 pm
MY grandfather fought in WW1. He fought Italian troops. Had not a good thing to say about them.

Pretty sure the Italians felt the same. Just saying
by gcs
Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which is quieter?
Replies: 57
Views: 2186

Re: Which is quieter?

The longer the barrel, the quieter it will be, Sub sonic ammo is twice as expensive then regular target rounds...which are sub sonic. I run the target rounds through Pacos 22 whack a mole tool, it puts a nice flat metplate on the bullet, at that low speed hollow points aren't very effective. 22 shor...
by gcs
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CZ bobwhite G2 28 guage
Replies: 4
Views: 174

CZ bobwhite G2 28 guage

So it's not a levergun... :mrgreen: but with all the varied experience here I figured I'd throw this out there.

Anyone have or know about one of these?
They're Turkish made, and so far, what reviews I've found people like them, they are sexy looking.....any input appreciated
by gcs
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is the right age to learn to hunt....
Replies: 10
Views: 622

Re: What is the right age to learn to hunt....

Back when,...."Here" you had to be 14 to get a small game hunting license, but had to hunt with an adult.So I spent my early days throwing rocks.....

So if someone WANTS to hunt, they'll find a way
by gcs
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2 Barrel Stove
Replies: 21
Views: 627

Re: 2 Barrel Stove

Frankly, I doubt you get much more BTU's out of the second barrel to be worth it, a single barrel stove will drive you out from the heat.
by gcs
Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A dilemma
Replies: 29
Views: 1028

Re: A dilemma

Ok, so.... Your 79, If you can afford it get exactly what you want. Don't worry about scratches, wear, etc. you probably won't be selling it, so collectors value doesn't matter. Buy it, shoot it, enjoy it...
by gcs
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finally !
Replies: 71
Views: 2155

Re: Finally !

Gorgeous! Love those classic doubles
by gcs
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: (.)(.)
Replies: 9
Views: 383

Re: (.)(.)

I was dragging a deer off the mountain at dusk some years ago, I "felt" a disturbance in the force, lol, a barred owl had swooped down and just barely missed my head and perched in a tree to watch., Every hundred feet or so it would swoop low just over my head and find another perch to watch, kept d...
by gcs
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Never in my life
Replies: 11
Views: 412

Re: Never in my life

Certain dog breeds are funny, We used to have Border Collies, now my wife has Pekingese, both breeds are biased towards "dogs" They both recognize their own kind and get along with them but can't stand other dogs, it's strange. Our male peke thinks he weighs 100 pounds, utterly fearless around dogs ...
by gcs
Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Super Black Hawk Grip Frames?
Replies: 8
Views: 247

Re: Super Black Hawk Grip Frames?

my son had a vaquero with a birds grip that he wanted to change out to a regular grip. Ruger would not provide the needed grip frame as a part, they would only install it at the factory, he found various grip frames on ebay, however.... different models, and changes within models needed different gr...
by gcs
Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dillema
Replies: 10
Views: 587

Dillema

I have a hunting property about 5 hours away thats been in my family over 50 years, I'm now the sole owner, I'm 67 with new hips and bad everything else arthritis wise. My son would hunt with me every year but he has moved on to Texas and not likely to come back. I was going to gift it to him. My wi...
by gcs
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .30WCF -- 150 or 170 grain bullet?
Replies: 30
Views: 1134

Re: .30WCF -- 150 or 170 grain bullet?

Here's my take for what it's worth, I hunt only with a 30-30, I don't practice , or plink with it, I've taken a LOT of whitetail deer here in the East, enough so I can see the average of my most taken heart/lung shot with both weight bullets, these are all factory loads. 170 corelokts, very accurate...
by gcs
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OK - could you cover ALL 'gun needs' with 42 firearms...???
Replies: 23
Views: 663

Re: OK - could you cover ALL 'gun needs' with 42 firearms...???

probably 4....but I"m an under achiever...LOL
by gcs
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alzheimer's and euthanasia
Replies: 13
Views: 516

Re: Alzheimer's and euthanasia

I hear ya.... watched my mom wither away for almost 10 years, she didn't have alzheimers but a rare progressive "palsy", with dementia.
Seeing her like that was horrible, no quality of life, just a shell sitting in her own waste... makes you wonder what to do if it happens to you....
by gcs
Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shiloh Sharps is for sale
Replies: 16
Views: 631

Re: Shiloh Sharps is for sale

must be a western thing....the tv show where they built and shipped out new log homes was out west somewhere, numerous employees and at least one female....no bathroom,. :mrgreen:
by gcs
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bipod
Replies: 5
Views: 208

Re: Bipod

friend of mine swears by his un attached bipod, bogs?, I forget which one, they also have a tripod thats extremely stable, and the rest pivots, which is nice. If your on uneven ground then that may be a good option for you. If in a shooting house with bench then the attached bipod might work better.
by gcs
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone Taking TUMERIC as a Daily Supplement?
Replies: 6
Views: 443

Re: Anyone Taking TUMERIC as a Daily Supplement?

Yep, been taking it for arthritis pain, etc,... nope, never noticed it helped
by gcs
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lever gun "nostalgia only"?
Replies: 27
Views: 953

Re: Lever gun "nostalgia only"?

Never argue with an idiot....they drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.... :mrgreen:
by gcs
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94
Replies: 20
Views: 863

Re: Winchester 94

OK, full disclosure... I'm not a collector, just recently gave most of my guns to my son that just moved to the Republic of Texas....he was going to get them anyway. I have a 71 Marlin 336 30-30, that gets 98% on the use, and every once in a while I think I should have the other classic, I could hav...
by gcs
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94
Replies: 20
Views: 863

Winchester 94

I keep going back to the idea that I need one, well I don't "need" one but I keep thinking I do... I was looking on the auction sites for awhile and the prices of a pre 64 was, in my mind, crazy high, for guns in mediocre condition. Then I looked at the new Winchesters made in Japan, that some revie...
by gcs
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I've been using strips for my revolvers for years .....
Replies: 11
Views: 566

Re: I've been using strips for my revolvers for years .....

Back when I carried a revolver, I tried speed loaders and always found them clumsy, not to mention bulky. The last combat course trainer, before the advent of the semi's, recommended plain ol flexible speed strips for reloads. Can't remember now how they were carried, probably in the pocket, but the...
by gcs
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dogs & CBD Oil
Replies: 23
Views: 595

Re: Dogs & CBD Oil

My daughter used it on a defective dog she has, it worked quite a bit to even him out, she convinced us to try it and it helps with my arthritis, and helps her MS and anxiety. The Hemp stuff is legal in all 50 states, I've got a guy near here that grows and process' the stuff, you can mail order it ...
by gcs
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which has more nitrites/nitrates
Replies: 11
Views: 471

Re: Which has more nitrites/nitrates

"Uncured" is a misleading term to garner market share for those who don't want added nitrates. They use celery juice which is very high in nitrites and is considered natural, except theres no knowing just how high the nitrites are. With the curing nitrites the amount is standardized. Nitrites are Ni...
by gcs
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Now THIS is a Throwing Knife....!
Replies: 6
Views: 362

Re: Now THIS is a Throwing Knife....!

I think the Franks developed that design, everybody throws theirs before getting to the stabbing and swordplay....
by gcs
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: High-capacity BARREL - not magazine....???
Replies: 10
Views: 391

Re: High-capacity BARREL - not magazine....???

They are heavy, and somewhat ugly, but now we know they are bullet proof! :mrgreen:

Quite a testimonial actually....
by gcs
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sure wish they would stop the madness
Replies: 26
Views: 932

Re: Sure wish they would stop the madness

I never really got it, it's the same amount of daylight, just a name change, does that really fool folks.?

I just read that the whole left coast wants to vote DST away.
by gcs
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coriolis Effect
Replies: 10
Views: 513

Re: Coriolis Effect

Doc,... You need a hobby, LOL
by gcs
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lightest trigger pull on a DA revolver...?
Replies: 22
Views: 1088

Re: Lightest trigger pull on a DA revolver...?

In a previous life, I had to qualify and carry a service revolver, this is before the Glock craze, and all leo's were still carrying 38 sp revolvers. I bought a new Ruger security six and after a day of training and qualifying I could barely pull the trigger double action I finally installed a Wolfe...
by gcs
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: air rifle
Replies: 10
Views: 497

air rifle

I have an old crosman pump up air rifle thats not working right, if I cant fix it I may be looking for a new one. Any recommendations? requirements are 177 or 22, no co2, break barrel is fine, pump up is ok, don't need super high velocity, or a scope. it needs to be accurate but don't need competiti...
by gcs
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hearing it too much these days..
Replies: 17
Views: 894

Re: hearing it too much these days..

Nobody gets out of here alive... I'm beginning to think the actuary tables set up for social security back when is fairly accurate, the gov't didn't really expect you to live much past 65, When I witness the breakdown of folks my age (mid 60's) it seems like thats your programmed avg. lifespan . Mod...
by gcs
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Animal Cruelty
Replies: 36
Views: 1796

Re: Animal Cruelty

We had border collies for many years, you could barely get them in the house as they didn't want to miss any possible excitement, they'd nestle down in some leaves and let the snow cover them., never the worse for wear and always ready for a new adventure. Yes , there IS animal abuse, but it's prett...
by gcs
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Animal Cruelty
Replies: 36
Views: 1796

Re: Animal Cruelty

We boarded "retired" horses for over 10 years , they had 10 acres of pasture, fresh water, heated water tanks, plenty hay, etc.There was never more than 4 of the lawn ornaments. They had open access to the barn but preferred to stay outside in some really horrible weather conditions. We got calls fr...
by gcs
Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hi Point breaks new ground at SHOT show
Replies: 6
Views: 500

Re: Hi Point breaks new ground at SHOT show

Just new to them. Heavy? yes, ugly? heck, guys marry ugly girls all the time.. It goes bang, and it's like a Timex, just keeps working, Oh, and its cheap, :mrgreen:
by gcs
Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I didn't realize what some of you guys have to deal with...!
Replies: 10
Views: 537

Re: I didn't realize what some of you guys have to deal with...!

NY is bad, and about to get worse.People are lined up at the border waiting to leave... My son is leaving for Texas Monday.
by gcs
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CBD OIL For pain, anxiety
Replies: 46
Views: 1516

Re: CBD OIL For pain, anxiety

My wife also has MS, plus a bunch of other auto immune stuff. She recently started taking CBD oil and it has helped with anxiety and even her blood sugar to some degree, She had tried it once before with no results, apparently, not all producers or at least secondary merchandisers, are completely ho...
by gcs
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are Benchmade Knives Worth The Price?
Replies: 38
Views: 1758

Re: Are Benchmade Knives Worth The Price?

The Havalons and other replaceable scalpel type knives are great for fine work, skinning etc, but they cant take much abuse, work around bones, through joints etc. They are sharp though!
by gcs
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are Benchmade Knives Worth The Price?
Replies: 38
Views: 1758

Re: Are Benchmade Knives Worth The Price?

I know this is mostly a folder discussion, but if you want/need a fixed blade knife get a Mora, for 8, to 15 bucks you basically have a fixed blade scalpel, I get the carbon steel models, stays sharp, easy to re sharpen and if you lose it, no big loss. I have about 6 of them here, I have one in my h...
by gcs
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Just Noticed a Great New Screening Feature On My Android Phone!!!!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 1344

Re: I Just Noticed a Great New Screening Feature On My Android Phone!!!!!!

Grizz, Thank You for all that, passing it on to my son, my IT guy, lol
by gcs
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Just Noticed a Great New Screening Feature On My Android Phone!!!!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 1344

Re: I Just Noticed a Great New Screening Feature On My Android Phone!!!!!!

Huh... every phone has to have the app installed right, what happens when texting to a phone without the app?
by gcs
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Just Noticed a Great New Screening Feature On My Android Phone!!!!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 1344

Re: I Just Noticed a Great New Screening Feature On My Android Phone!!!!!!

I have way over 200 blocked numbers in my phone, the calls seem to come in waves. I dont know the number..and theres no voicemail.. into the blocked file

You need to get in touch with me ?, you better leave a message, its your only chance... 8)
by gcs
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crazy glue
Replies: 17
Views: 1277

Re: Crazy glue

Am I the only one that cant get that stuff to work?
The only time i can get it to do its thing is a couple drops in a padlock....but we dont need to get into that here. :mrgreen:
by gcs
Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I think I'm on the hill...
Replies: 65
Views: 2639

Re: I think I'm on the hill...

You learn how to adapt and improvise...

The old joke, when your young and you fall down, you look around to see if anyone noticed, when your old and you fall down you look around to see if theres anyone to help you up... :mrgreen:
by gcs
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For all you Rabbit hunters
Replies: 11
Views: 802

Re: For all you Rabbit hunters

So does that work on rabbits this side of the pond?
by gcs
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I think I'm on the hill...
Replies: 65
Views: 2639

Re: I think I'm on the hill...

I shot a single shot 410 the other day....it hurt, ..a little. :mrgreen:
by gcs
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Surgery done.
Replies: 48
Views: 2282

Re: Surgery done.

Good luck with the recovery... I had a umbilical hernia repaired some years ago, doc said I could go to work the next day, boy was he wrong, lol
by gcs
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I think I'm on the hill...
Replies: 65
Views: 2639

Re: I think I'm on the hill...

Just so you know....when you think it cant get worse....youd be wrong. :mrgreen:
by gcs
Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin adds curly maple furniture option to Model 336
Replies: 13
Views: 671

Re: Marlin adds curly maple furniture option to Model 336

The checkering has to go, the forearm needs slimmed, and the Maple while nice, needs a dye job, other then that its great, lol