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by Ray
Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What About That Stimulus Check?
Replies: 16
Views: 519

Re: What About That Stimulus Check?

For two trillion they could have easily given every adult a million dollars .That would make the economy buzz .But if they did that the elite would only get 1 trillion 999 thousand billion. try as i might, the best i could come up with is $8,000.....that is two trillion divided by 240 million.....
by Ray
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Somewhat quieter.......
Replies: 6
Views: 334

Re: Somewhat quieter.......

13 to 14 grs. of 2400 is showing promise in both cartridges. This is not a subsonic load by any means, nor even a reduced load but it certainly seems milder and has the advantages of being tested and sanctioned by the manuals and actually self-cycling the action as designed. 5 grs. of reddot in the ...
by Ray
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just a sittin here and browsing for my next gun. need advice
Replies: 16
Views: 796

Re: Just a sittin here and browsing for my next gun. need advice

I think (hope someday) that this is my next .22 self-loading pistol purchase

https://www.sportsmansoutdoorsuperstore ... /ID/168536
by Ray
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Now This Appears to be Even More Scary
Replies: 10
Views: 660

Re: Now This Appears to be Even More Scary

Anybody remember all the protesting that was going on in China right before the first inkling of a virus? Funny how that stopped. The story about the bat being the beginning of this virus has more holes than the backstop at my gun club. Total bravo Sierra. AND now they are saying the Chinese are gi...
by Ray
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 35 Krag single
Replies: 6
Views: 485

Re: 35 Krag single

Doc, thanks for the bump, as I had missed this. I hear a lot of good things about JES, and considered having a worn-out Krag rebored to the .35 after having some fun with a .35-30 in a Model 94. caveat emptor and all that......but you did not quite describe it as "worn out" when you were selling it.
by Ray
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: There are........
Replies: 0
Views: 481

There are........

many chinese virus deniers out there......don't call me one.....I'm somewhat suspicious of what the mysterious "they" and "them" have to say but I'm not quite to the level of denying..... Since many of you might have time to read here is an on topic novel from days gone by..... http://www.gutenberg....
by Ray
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another amazing new compound/cross-bow...
Replies: 5
Views: 252

Re: Another amazing new compound/cross-bow...

3leggedturtle wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:02 pm
Hey Doc, have seen the new Ruger PC9 Charger? I dont know how to post reviews... todd/3leg

and.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDFhIqg ... e=youtu.be
by Ray
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Somewhat quieter.......
Replies: 6
Views: 334

Somewhat quieter.......

7.62x39mm and .223/5.56 nato loads...... Recently I tried some subsonic 7.62x39mm factory loads in a 9" barreled AK pistol and it is much easier on the ears than standard loads. The downside is .40 s & w level ballistics and won't self-cycle but a compact, easy to point/maneuver 30 shot "bolt action...
by Ray
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone Cancelled Work or Personal Air Travel Yet?
Replies: 43
Views: 1135

Re: Anyone Cancelled Work or Personal Air Travel Yet?

When our governor(ette) we affectionately refer to as "poison ivey" on account of the new onerous petrol tax levy.....pronounced an official state of emergency my agency sent home 23 "nonessential" employees with pay. But the remaining four of us with e.p.a. certifications have to man the lab at lea...
by Ray
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help - Bullets shaving.
Replies: 9
Views: 302

Re: Help - Bullets shaving.

Many years ago Rev. Taylor recommended keeping a .50 bmg bullet on the bench for an expedient multi-caliber flaring tool..... I had a spent one that my grandad gave me from his days as a d.o.d. civil servant armorer circa 1974...... It really works ! The .50 bmg. component vendors will send you pull...
by Ray
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chamber and barrel inserts
Replies: 19
Views: 1375

Re: Chamber and barrel inserts

B.T.T. I can highly recommend these products..... https://chaszel.com They just made a run of 18" 12 ga. 30-30 inserts..... Chiappa also makes or made 8" 12 ga. and 20 ga. inserts in several chamberings.....as I type this, there is an old j.c. higgins 20 ga. fowler leaning in a corner within sight o...
by Ray
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another amazing new compound/cross-bow...
Replies: 5
Views: 252

Re: Another amazing new compound/cross-bow...

3leggedturtle wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:02 pm
Hey Doc, have seen the new Ruger PC9 Charger? I dont know how to post reviews... todd/3leg
Here's one.....


https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/gun-r ... mm-pistol/
by Ray
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Constitution- Am I the only one who cares?
Replies: 15
Views: 499

Re: The Constitution- Am I the only one who cares?

The world seems to have gone mad ! I confess to adding to the ammo stocking rush by ordering a few thousands of rounds..... Around here we just dodged getting a few hundred of the quarantined from one of the cruise ships..... The only thing that prevented it was the fact that there were only eight v...
by Ray
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Social Distancing in Flyover Country
Replies: 9
Views: 340

Re: Social Distancing in Flyover Country

Most common length fishing rods would make appropriate spacers as well......

Cane poles, fly rods, and flipping sticks for the more mysophobic amongst us.....
by Ray
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For 2ndovc.....
Replies: 6
Views: 228

Re: For 2ndovc.....

leslie mendelson singing lennon/mccartney song at about the 8:40 mark.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxvlGhc2aVM
by Ray
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For 2ndovc.....
Replies: 6
Views: 228

Re: For 2ndovc.....

Harrison penned/composed tearjerker.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2vbYfnRnFg
by Ray
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For 2ndovc.....
Replies: 6
Views: 228

For 2ndovc.....

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OwJPesIkcj4

Cool kid reminds me of george harrison.....
by Ray
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: So sad the way our President is treated...
Replies: 5
Views: 187

Re: So sad the way our President is treated...

Recently I heard someone on npr irreverently refer to mister trump as "the big, fat, pouting, orange baby".

Voted for him once and hope to be able to do it again in nov. but I still got a chuckle out of that. :lol:
by Ray
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: latest news from china.....
Replies: 5
Views: 371

latest news from china.....

The pathogenic microbe detectives from the c.d.c. in atlanta on loan to the chinese govt. think they have run to ground the first covid19 victim who is thought to have contracted the virus from either bat droppings or a rat bite......

Patient zero's name is/was AHH CHU......
by Ray
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Effect of panic on gun prices?
Replies: 26
Views: 720

Re: Effect of panic on gun prices?

Saturday past, I ordered 15 boxes of 20 of hornady frontier 55gr. 5.56. from cabelas..... That might sound like a lot to some but it is just enough for 10 magazines..... The box came today with 6 boxes and the rest of the order cancelled.....that is just enough for 4 magazines..... Yes, there is a d...
by Ray
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Owl moved in the house we made
Replies: 59
Views: 755

Re: Owl moved in the house we made

I once read of an english anglican missionary family arriving at a cree/metis village in canada and given the royal treatment of the first tasty bits from the boiling cauldron.....the hosts served up what looked to be a whole human baby......the english lady swooned and fainted of course......I It w...
by Ray
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seattle Bans
Replies: 21
Views: 591

Re: Seattle Bans

What is a freighter full of banjos lying at the bottom of lake superior ?

A good start !
by Ray
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seattle Bans
Replies: 21
Views: 591

Re: Seattle Bans

With this slight thread drift, now is as good a time as any for a banjo joke.

What is the difference between a banjo and a two-stoke engine ?

One is obnoxious noise pollution and the other is a useful power source.....
by Ray
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Owl moved in the house we made
Replies: 59
Views: 755

Re: Owl moved in the house we made

Need for owl human social distancing.....

https://www.audubon.org/news/was-owl-re ... er-mystery
by Ray
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seattle Bans
Replies: 21
Views: 591

Re: Seattle Bans

from seattle and thereabouts there is an obnoxious din from the homeless, unbathed spawn of pot smoking hippies called grunge that will step on your last nerve...... then there is something called post-grunge from the younger siblings of the above that is not quite so hard on the ears...... then the...
by Ray
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Effect of panic on gun prices?
Replies: 26
Views: 720

Re: Effect of panic on gun prices?

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by Ray
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Something.....
Replies: 4
Views: 243

and this.....

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by Ray
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Something.....
Replies: 4
Views: 243

Something.....

by Ray
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: North Korean Fighting Handgun...
Replies: 8
Views: 456

Re: North Korean Fighting Handgun...

Mike, ever read "Darkness at Noon," by Arthur Koestler? One round in the back of the head from the old Nagant revolver in the bowels of the Lubyanka prison ... Commie stuff is interesting, but sometimes it comes with ghosts. It is said that the tokarev was abandoned in favor of the makarov due to e...
by Ray
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Operation Paperclip
Replies: 7
Views: 330

Re: Operation Paperclip

Way back in the day in grammar school in the heart of dixie you heard about and were tested on werner von braun and his crew until you were sick of it and never wanted to ever hear of nazi rocket scientists ever again.... But then again it was still novel and exciting......I remember wanting to be a...
by Ray
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Effect of panic on gun prices?
Replies: 26
Views: 720

Re: Effect of panic on gun prices?

There is an obvious rush on the tactitard standards...... Cabelas, basspro, and academy all out of 7.62x39, 5.56 nato, & 9x19 ammo..... Cabelas and sportsmans guide websites have crashed and are down for maintenance..... I tried Cabelas first as I have some club points to redeem but they were all ou...
by Ray
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Plan "A" : Social Distancing...
Replies: 12
Views: 307

Re: Plan "A" : Social Distancing...

When you get back could you post links to some of your music ?

Many of us here pick and grin a bit and would like to here some real string music !
by Ray
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ecoli life span
Replies: 9
Views: 274

Re: Ecoli life span

Your own happy tummy ecoli is harmless.....somebody or something else's can kill you in 24 hours or less....
by Ray
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ILLEGAL ALIEN MOVIE
Replies: 4
Views: 211

Re: ILLEGAL ALIEN MOVIE

Good ole leonard slye....lived in/on a grounded flatboat until he was four and had his own horse (no, not trigger) by age seven.

So when did he get his first sixgun ?
by Ray
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Most entertaining movies no one has seen
Replies: 45
Views: 1118

Re: Most entertaining movies no one has seen

Zulu with micheal Caine I first watched that one and cornell wilde in "the naked prey" back to back on a saturday afternoon circa 1975 when I was just a wee lad.... scared the pee out of me.....I loaded the daisy red ryder and checked closets, behind shower curtains, and under beds for lurking trib...
by Ray
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prescription warning
Replies: 7
Views: 304

Re: Prescription warning

Am I the only one who is bothered by the fact that the losartin and olmesartin that I take comes from china and the metformin is from India ?
by Ray
Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ecoli life span
Replies: 9
Views: 274

Re: Ecoli life span

Fecal coliforms that are suspected but not confirmed ecoli can survive initial swimming pool disinfection level chlorine doses (2+p.p.m.) 4 log removal level charcoal filtration and many miles of contact time of adequate and sufficient chlorine disinfection residual levels in mains and service lines...
by Ray
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: help from Army Vets
Replies: 6
Views: 202

Re: help from Army Vets

not an army vet but I think you are confusing dd-214 with service record.....

I stayed in trouble with uncle quite a bit but was just good enough to get an honorable discharge......none of my misdeeds are mentioned on my dd-214 and hurricane katrina took care of disposing of my service record.....
by Ray
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: anyone know how many?
Replies: 23
Views: 541

Re: anyone know how many?

There was a pinko commie goomer on one of the morning news shows on the telly who was ecstatic at the whole pandemic..... his points were, even if it does not get as bad as expected, the elderly vote can be suppressed in nov. with scare tactics to ensure a biden victory...... if it does get really u...
by Ray
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruger No. 1 A.S.S.R.A
Replies: 29
Views: 461

Re: Ruger No. 1 A.S.S.R.A

barbarossa wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:02 pm
Image

If it were mine I d chamber it in 303 brit and build it along the lines of this
That foto somehow reminds me of ross seyfried's articles.....
by Ray
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Most entertaining movies no one has seen
Replies: 45
Views: 1118

Re: Most entertaining movies no one has seen

Against a crooked sky. I'll second this suggestion...... This is a very L.D.S. movie despite the racy and incestuously inferred skinny dipping scene at the beginning of the p.g. version......the g. version omits this scene and omits some of russian's (boone's) swearing and is a little less bloody a...
by Ray
Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Took a Beautiful "Cougar" Home Yesterday..........
Replies: 9
Views: 458

Re: I Took a Beautiful "Cougar" Home Yesterday..........

I have a suspicion that there are two, maybe three mainer members here who have been persistently beating me to the "add to cart" button on the used gun department at kittery trading post.
by Ray
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Picked Up my New XL 750 Last Night
Replies: 8
Views: 379

Re: Picked Up my New XL 750 Last Night

I am so far behind I think I'm in the dark ages.....

My cellphone is "dumb".....

I don't have a glock......

And I loaded some ammo just the other day with nothing but an awl, dowel, and mallet.....
by Ray
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .41 COLT not too bad!
Replies: 9
Views: 303

Re: .41 COLT not too bad!

Thanks Jim for that explanation. Doc, think Minie Ball. Colt originally used a heeled bullet but before the war (WWII) they changed to a hollow base bullet with the lube grooves inside the case. I have this Bisley which also digests the same load. https://i.imgur.com/ofCAmqP.jpg That is the most in...
by Ray
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .41 COLT not too bad!
Replies: 9
Views: 303

Re: .41 COLT not too bad!

That is an amazing group and as good as can be expected with the all inside the case hollow based bullet....With a heeled bullet with both hollow base and full diameter like the one Rev. Taylor shows you might do as well at 25 yds. In an italian clone I use a blank .38 s & w cartridge and a .410" ba...
by Ray
Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COFFEE!!
Replies: 42
Views: 875

Re: COFFEE!!

We have a 20 cup mister coffee in our sunday school room at church and it took years for me to convince them to put an extra scoop or two in the filter. the problem is most drinkers like their girly coffee and spend so much time mixing creamer and sugar/sweetener. I like it strong and right-off the ...
by Ray
Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COFFEE!!
Replies: 42
Views: 875

Re: COFFEE!!

I hear something called buzzbox brand recommended on the radio but I have never tried it that I know of. The grandparents who raised me used eight o'clock beans ground there in the market when times were good......red diamond and instant sanka when times were lean. I drink mostly folgers in the red ...
by Ray
Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: 107 Years Ago.....
Replies: 5
Views: 212

Re: 107 Years Ago.....

piller wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:42 pm
Nude Wrestling in Chicago bath houses? Avoiding Joe Biden's wandering hands during photo sessions? Chasing effeminate young men?
anybody remember when he got caught on camera in 2012 stroking medevev's thigh, promising to abet corruption and tyranny if he won that november ?
by Ray
Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COFFEE!!
Replies: 42
Views: 875

Re: COFFEE!!

Those red and blue spent plastic tubs that replaced the common coffee can are quite useful around the homestead in general and handloading bench in particular.....