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by 765x53
Sun May 19, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Iver Johnson Champion 12 gauge has joined the accumulation .....
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Re: Iver Johnson Champion 12 gauge has joined the accumulation .....

I wish I still had my Mom's old Champion. It didn't kick at all compared to my buddy's newer Stevens.
by 765x53
Wed May 15, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lead hardness testers
Replies: 10
Views: 222

Re: Lead hardness testers

I use an automatic center punch to give me a clue about the relative hardness of my scrap lead. Not that it matters, I melt and cast everything.
by 765x53
Fri May 10, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Handgun rests for load workups
Replies: 19
Views: 293

Re: Handgun rests for load workups

I have a milk crate full of Jean-leg sand bags lined with plastic bread wrappers (to keep them dry and prevent dusting) and filed with cat litter.
Much lighter and easier to handle than sand.
by 765x53
Fri May 10, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old cast iron
Replies: 11
Views: 367

Re: Old cast iron

As far as I'm concerned, plain hot water and a swish with a plastic mesh scrubber or a wok brush is all the cleaning cast iron or pressed steel ever needs.
by 765x53
Wed May 08, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MAY YOU HAVE A
Replies: 9
Views: 387

Re: MAY YOU HAVE A

Bill in Oregon wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 10:50 am
HAW! My intel tells me that Cinco de Mayo is way more important to Walmart and Albertson's than it is to a real Mexican.

:lol:
It would be somewhat analogous if we celebrated "Battle of New Orleans Day".
by 765x53
Thu May 02, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rattlesnakes and horse-hair lariats
Replies: 20
Views: 440

Re: Rattlesnakes and horse-hair lariats

. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZW5Cw2udzs . Pete not to nit pick but that ain’t a rattlesnake and the rope looks like hemp. If a rattlesnake isn't deterred by hot sand, sharp rocks and prickly pear, I don't believe horse hair would bother him. Besides, how many cowboys owned horse hair ropes?
by 765x53
Thu May 02, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rattlesnakes and horse-hair lariats
Replies: 20
Views: 440

Re: Rattlesnakes and horse-hair lariats

Pete44ru wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 7:32 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZW5Cw2udzs

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I believe Mr. Green Jeans conducted a similar demonstration on Captain Kangaroo.
by 765x53
Wed May 01, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rattlesnakes and horse-hair lariats
Replies: 20
Views: 440

Re: Rattlesnakes and horse-hair lariats

I slept out in the open when in the Army. I almost drowned a couple of times when the area we were ordered to stay in filled with water. Our Platoon Sergeant was the one who did that to us. He was a 4 watt nightlight in a 150 watt world. I got you beat there.....DC 1 webber of nevada, missouri, my ...
by 765x53
Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite sixgun barrel length?
Replies: 37
Views: 788

Re: Favorite sixgun barrel length?

What's your favorite flavor and why? I'm thinking mostly of the traditional Colt/Ruger lengths -- 4 5/8, 5 1/2, 6 1/2, 7 1/2 and that looong Ruger 10-inch barrel on the SBH that silhouette shooters used to like. While I have had a couple of scoped Super Blackhawks with the 10-inch tube -- and they ...
by 765x53
Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1849 Pocket Navy "Magnum" conversion?
Replies: 18
Views: 694

Re: 1849 Pocket Navy "Magnum" conversion?

Hankering after a small revolver, and wanted a 1849 for a while now. But the power is a bit on the low side. I see that the 1862 is billed as a "pocket model" in .36, but I hear that the frames are bigger? I was also wondering about conversions, as sometimes I just want to play around without a big...
by 765x53
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: A Biblical Conflict?
Replies: 50
Views: 1008

Re: A Biblical Conflict?

My understanding is the the muslims consider Jesus to be a prophet, but not the son of God. Jesus says if the message is rejected, take nothing from that with you, and shake the dust from your feet and move on. The muslims say to chop them. John the Baptist was the last prophet. Then, the age of pr...
by 765x53
Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: A Biblical Conflict?
Replies: 50
Views: 1008

Re: A Biblical Conflict?

When considering the Jew's chosen status, think of the iconic poster of Uncle Sam. That kind of chosen.
Jews were chosen to be God's light in the World. They were chosen to bring God's light to all the World and, they did.
by 765x53
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What size dowel to knock out 357 bullets
Replies: 11
Views: 298

Re: What size dowel to knock out 357 bullets

Why go lower than the starting load in Hodgdon's Cowboy Action data?
There should be no danger of a stuck bullet.
by 765x53
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Over heard at hardware store ......
Replies: 14
Views: 520

Re: Over heard at hardware store ......

BlaineG wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:50 pm
Well, ya have to start someplace....Perhaps the "old Gent" has been shirking his duties if his grandson didn't know how to use tools. :wink: :wink:
YUP !!! :lol:
by 765x53
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 73 and 92: what were they made for?
Replies: 28
Views: 745

Re: Winchester 73 and 92: what were they made for?

The .44 WCF was a huge step up from the .44 Henry rim-fire. Only later were revolvers chambered for it. It was used to wipe out most of the deer and other large game in North America for the market, before the .30/30 existed. It probably also accounted for it's share of the buffalo. As for the .38/4...
by 765x53
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old air guns
Replies: 12
Views: 282

Re: Old air guns

Here is another source for seal kits as well as repairs. https://www.bakerairguns.com/shop/parts/seal-kits/
by 765x53
Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HELP 1911 advice
Replies: 14
Views: 273

Re: HELP 1911 advice

The real question is why 9 mm? Won’t do anything the .45 acp can’t. In fact can’t do it as well. I suppose if you are recoil sensitive (don’t get all defensive, for a time a .22 or was all I could handl) the 9 mm might have a use. And I can’t believe i’m saying this but, if limited to a 9 mm I’d ge...
by 765x53
Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which has more nitrites/nitrates
Replies: 11
Views: 339

Re: Which has more nitrites/nitrates

I will never know or care. :D
by 765x53
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One rifle, one pistol
Replies: 148
Views: 2795

Re: One rifle, one pistol

Twelve guage 870 and a .22 revolver. Equipped for any game in North America as well as the greatest shooting enjoyment there is, trap, skeet, sporting clays.
Center fire rifles are nice but,when it comes down to it, they are superfluous.
by 765x53
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .22 smoothbore now with crackers!
Replies: 45
Views: 956

Re: .22 smoothbore now with crackers!

If someone could come up with a way for a spring airgun to Shoot some sort of reloadable shot capsule to take up to about number 7.5 shot around 1,000 fps, it should be effective at short range. :?: I wonder if you could rig up reloadable shot shells for this...? ------------------- Someone has. ht...
by 765x53
Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .22 smoothbore now with crackers!
Replies: 45
Views: 956

Re: .22 smoothbore now with crackers!

More recently, Marlin made a smooth-bore in .22 WMR. They still appear on auction sites occasionally. https://www.gunsamerica.com/977214570/M ... en-Gun.htm
by 765x53
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coriolis Effect
Replies: 10
Views: 385

Re: Coriolis Effect

Oh, "Coriolis Effect". Sorry, I misread that. :)
by 765x53
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Rare Western Washington Snow Storm
Replies: 20
Views: 639

Re: The Rare Western Washington Snow Storm

The only problem I see with global warming is, it's too darn slow! :x
by 765x53
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: C- note value challenge or how two guys entertain themselves
Replies: 7
Views: 379

Re: C- note value challenge or how two guys entertain themselves

I always wanted a broom-handle Mauser. The closest I ever got is a Charter Arms AR7 Explorer II. It has been the most fun $125 I ever spent at a gun show.
by 765x53
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lee Carbide dies 357
Replies: 23
Views: 767

Re: Lee Carbide dies 357

You can buy the carbide sizing die alone, to upgrade your set. https://www.titanreloading.com/lee-prec ... sizing-die
by 765x53
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Friday joke
Replies: 8
Views: 404

Re: Friday joke

He jumped off of the pier, into the dock. :)
Pardon me for being the language Nazi. :(
by 765x53
Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rock Bass
Replies: 24
Views: 682

Re: Rock Bass

by 765x53
Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: question, Traded for 336sc 35 Rem
Replies: 18
Views: 674

Re: question, Traded for 336sc 35 Rem

Here is another rear sight option. http://www.skinnersights.com/1895_sight_4.html
by 765x53
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sodas enjoyed by our Southern friends
Replies: 11
Views: 539

Re: Sodas enjoyed by our Southern friends

Sodas are chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry. I have never had one, preferring shakes instead.
The fizzy sweet drink in a bottle is "Pop".
by 765x53
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ATV scabbard
Replies: 10
Views: 429

Re: ATV scabbard

Kolpin makes a hard shell scabbard. I have one for mine and it worked well. My quad has been trailered open to Colorado twice. The scabbard survived just fine at 80-90 mph. I've taken it off when not needed. I'm sure Kolpin has a bracket per manufacturer or a universal bracket. Worth the money to p...
by 765x53
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Didn`t know Festus could sing.
Replies: 27
Views: 763

Re: Didn`t know Festus could sing.

Great voice and execution. I'm surprised the producers didn't make some use of Festus as a balladeer in the series. I guess it was just too much of stretch for the character but a Gunsmoke episode / Christmas special with Festus singing Silent Night would have been cool. Or maybe one of those episo...
by 765x53
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Didn`t know Festus could sing.
Replies: 27
Views: 763

Re: Didn`t know Festus could sing.

One of my favorite Ken Curtis movie solos. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvOn1mkU8Sg
by 765x53
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who Makes The Best Walker Colt (Colt Walker?) .44
Replies: 21
Views: 909

Re: Who Makes The Best Walker Colt (Colt Walker?) .44

Grizz wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:25 pm
IT'S CALLED RUGER REDHAWK NOW . . . 8)
Ruger Supper Blackhawk. ( fixed it) :)
I believe Uberti is the only current manufacturer. You will get the best quality and support from Cimarron or Taylor.
by 765x53
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Just Noticed a Great New Screening Feature On My Android Phone!!!!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 1142

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

My cell phone has a similar feature. It's called a power button. When I want to make a call, I turn it on and delete any messages that have been left. When I complete my call, I turn it off again. :)
by 765x53
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NAA Mini Revolver Accuracy..................
Replies: 25
Views: 1133

Re: NAA Mini Revolver Accuracy..................

NAA Mini-Master revolvers are designed as .22 Magnums.
Like Ruger Single Sixes, they do their best work with magnum ammo.
by 765x53
Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For all you Rabbit hunters
Replies: 11
Views: 697

Re: For all you Rabbit hunters

No longer legal in Missouri, in my Dad's day the surest way to get a rabbit out of a den was to put a ferret down the hole. He raised ferrets for rabbit hunting and ratting. Just to clarify, ferret use is no longer legal, calls are ok? Disturbing dens and nests of game animals is no longer permitte...
by 765x53
Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For all you Rabbit hunters
Replies: 11
Views: 697

Re: For all you Rabbit hunters

No longer legal in Missouri, in my Dad's day the surest way to get a rabbit out of a den was to put a ferret down the hole.

He raised ferrets for rabbit hunting and ratting.
by 765x53
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I think I'm on the hill...
Replies: 65
Views: 2153

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

When I retired at 68, I was in the best shape of my life. I'm trying to maintain that with bicycling , long bow and pushups. So far so good.
by 765x53
Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I think I'm on the hill...
Replies: 65
Views: 2153

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

My Dad was 60 when I was born on my Mothers 43rd birthday.
I'm 70 now and can't imagine putting up with a 10 year old.
by 765x53
Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Now this is NICE 'Second Amendment' Art...!
Replies: 4
Views: 484

Re: Now this is NICE 'Second Amendment' Art...!

An anti-gun artiest stepping on a rake. :lol:
by 765x53
Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cord cutting, the cable TV kind
Replies: 19
Views: 881

Re: Cord cutting, the cable TV kind

A ROKU box is inexpensive and a snap to install. Lots of free channels and, Hulu and Netflix are even cheaper than Amazon Prime.
by 765x53
Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This could save money....in the long run
Replies: 6
Views: 462

Re: This could save money....in the long run

The pellets used in the video are $12.00/200. About the same price as .22 long rifles.
by 765x53
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How long must I wait?
Replies: 38
Views: 1241

Re: How long must I wait?

The .22 WMR made revival of the .25 Stevens impractical, for new production arms.
by 765x53
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What y'all payin' for gas?
Replies: 57
Views: 1683

Re: What y'all payin' for gas?

$1.85 tonight. Down from $1.92 yesterday.
by 765x53
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pull thru bore cable or push thru rod?
Replies: 24
Views: 777

Re: Pull thru bore cable or push thru rod?

Some years ago an article appeared in "Muzzle Blasts" about an experiment to determine the erosive effects of different rod materials. The experimenters devised a test of wood, fiberglass, aluminum, steel, and stainless steel. To their surprise the only material that eroded the barrel after 24 hours...
by 765x53
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What y'all payin' for gas?
Replies: 57
Views: 1683

Re: What y'all payin' for gas?

Darn that fracking Trump, anyway.
by 765x53
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: As to the matter of converting Berdan cases to Boxer ........
Replies: 12
Views: 578

Re: As to the matter of converting Berdan cases to Boxer ........

Here is something on that subject that I stumbled onto and saved. https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/paralla ... 25275.html
I have never had occasion to try it.
by 765x53
Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1858 Timing
Replies: 5
Views: 484

Re: 1858 Timing

The myth of interchangeable cylinders. Yes, they are factory fitted. If after market spares function, it is pure luck.
by 765x53
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody know anything about loading for the 32 long colt
Replies: 9
Views: 430

Re: Anybody know anything about loading for the 32 long colt

Will reaming the chamber to .32 S&W long solve the problem?