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by Ray
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: And The Cow Jumped Into The Road
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: And The Cow Jumped Into The Road

Barry O'Bummer and the Hildabeast were spending the day together circa 2016 to discuss her campaign. Barry picked a french feeding trough so he could show-off his linguistic skills. In almost flawless french he ordered calf brains. The waiter, an englisher, knowing the brains would be undercooked an...
by Ray
Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Today in History
Replies: 6
Views: 124

Re: Today in History

The most depressing, lonely, sombre and surreal emotions can be felt by a sailor on a naval base in the tropics of a sunny sunday morning..... Within an hour of dawn, even when partly cloudy, the sun is so bright that the human eye cannot handle all of the brilliance of blue sky and the iris/lens fi...
by Ray
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Guesses on what the 'Distraction' will be...?
Replies: 3
Views: 119

Re: Guesses on what the 'Distraction' will be...?

On fox news yesterday it was mentioned that the arabs, levantines, and persians were planning nationwide social media coordinated new year's eve/day sniping attacks. Also on fox news during all of the daddy bush eulogising yesterday, there was a brief detour to mueller and someone said that they tho...
by Ray
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pull thru bore cable or push thru rod?
Replies: 24
Views: 433

Re: Pull thru bore cable or push thru rod?

My biggest frustration with the "rods" is that THEY ALL SEEM TO HAVE THEIR OWN STUPID THREAD SIZES AND NONE OF THEM SEEM TO INTERCHANGE, OR WHEN THEY DO (sort of) THEY HAVE DIFFERENT LENGTH COLLARS OR SHROUDS AND STILL WONT INTERCHANGE.....! :evil: [/rant off] I finally got two carbon-fiber one-pie...
by Ray
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Picked-up a......
Replies: 11
Views: 360

Re: Picked-up a......

I think perhaps all of my 32-20 ammo on hand may be loaded hot for the t/c and ruger and i am not taking any chances. When it quits raining I plan to shoot some .32 longs with the cases fattened-up with scotch tape to take up the windage in the chamber. All depends it the firing pin protrudes throug...
by Ray
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Picked-up a......
Replies: 11
Views: 360

Re: Picked-up a......

" Serial number shows it is a few thousand before the heat-treated cylinder and barrel caliber marking change....probably 1918 - 1919. " Tell me more about that stuff....what changes were made and when...? hopefully the real collectors like honest jack will enlight us but from other boards they sta...
by Ray
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Picked-up a......
Replies: 11
Views: 360

Re: Picked-up a......

Bill in Oregon wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:31 am
Pretty swell provenance, Ray. I think you were meant to have that Smith.
Have heard of addicts selling such an item but cannot imagine the successful owner of a lucrative gunshop with a 500+ gun inventory selling his granddad's revolver.
by Ray
Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thinking very fondly of 41
Replies: 8
Views: 267

Re: Thinking very fondly of 41

Long story but I met daddy bush, then vice-president, on saco bay during the old orchard cider festival, weekend before labor day 1987. I missed voting for him in '88 being on the south atlantic somewhere between tierra del fuego and the malvinas. In '92, I remember being the only one who voted for ...
by Ray
Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Picked-up a......
Replies: 11
Views: 360

Re: Picked-up a......

Searching the various gunboards for information on this model gives me the impression that i gave too much for it but i am happy. A mechanically sound hundred year-old S & W for $400 seems like a bargain. I called the gunshop to ask if they knew anything of the gun's history. It was the night watchm...
by Ray
Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The flock !
Replies: 7
Views: 290

Re: The flock !

I have always appreciated you sharing your buckshot loading and patterning experiments with us.
by Ray
Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Santa Got Me 25 Pounds Of Brass
Replies: 23
Views: 379

Re: Santa Got Me 25 Pounds Of Brass

Sometimes in the wee hours of morning when suffering from insomnia, I go out on the porch and play a banjo, guitar, or mandolin.

occasionally from across the hollow, i hear mister nuttall answer back on his euphonium......
by Ray
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Picked-up a......
Replies: 11
Views: 360

Picked-up a......

holster worn and freckled Smith & Wesson .32 w.c.f. hand ejector. Serial number shows it is a few thousand before the heat-treated cylinder and barrel caliber marking change....probably 1918 - 1919. Probably gave too much for it.....$400 total but it was just sitting there in the display case as ign...
by Ray
Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted (in MT): 12 gauge RIFLED barrel blank or barrel
Replies: 5
Views: 170

Re: Wanted (in MT): 12 gauge RIFLED barrel blank or barrel

Gunworks.com lists 14 ga. oregon barrel company.

Long Hammock (352) 748-7373 makes up to .78" in various twists/rifling.
by Ray
Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MIA... or rather, too much action so I went missing...
Replies: 9
Views: 322

Re: MIA... or rather, too much action so I went missing...

Old Ironsights wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:06 pm
BlaineG wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:42 pm
I was wondering if one of them WY Jackolopes had ravaged ya... :o
Naah. More into cougars at this stage of life...

Almost grabbed the one in my back yard last year...
They say fifty is the new forty! :wink:
by Ray
Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 357 mag rifle
Replies: 36
Views: 1188

Re: 357 mag rifle

I'm a big fan of Veral Smith and LBTmolds.com. I can't remember if it was in his book or on the forums at graybeardsoutdoors.com Veral said that his wife's elk rifle is a Rossi '92 shooting his 180 grain cast. She fills her tag every year. My personal opinion is that the .35 cal is something magic ...
by Ray
Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1858 Timing
Replies: 5
Views: 316

Re: 1858 Timing

Hopefully steve young will soon give you an expert opinion. Having spare cylinders work without fitting/timing seems to be the exception rather than the rule. None of the ones I've tried have worked and I have tried several. I have revolvers (19) made by pietta, uberti, and a.s.m. and have bought th...
by Ray
Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone like bluegrass?
Replies: 18
Views: 370

Re: Anyone like bluegrass?

By the way, how often does David Lee Roth show up and perform at the Bluegrass Festivals? https://youtu.be/x-VZ2mrpBZs I've never been much of a van halen fan (or any heavy metal) at all but I appreciate that both roth and hagar are not just vocalists but accomplished guitarists and blues harp play...
by Ray
Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone like bluegrass?
Replies: 18
Views: 370

Re: Anyone like bluegrass?

A few years ago our middle-aged to geezer men's sunday school class formed a string band. Everyone wanted to play guitar but we finally got a beginner banjo player and was looking for a mandolin player. We did not even try to interview and audition a fiddle player. The ones we knew sounded like a be...
by Ray
Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone like bluegrass?
Replies: 18
Views: 370

Re: Anyone like bluegrass?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uqjmvip1zKQ&list=PLb-Xz5H80gcLdUItktSbBPV7bahRmj42V&t=0s&index=28 When it came time to name a soon to be born son, the father, an ardent bluegrass fan nominated "Vassar", thinking of the famous fiddler Vassar Clements. The baby momma asked with a perplexed expression,...
by Ray
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Call Me American"
Replies: 8
Views: 379

Re: "Call Me American"

It may all just be acting but Trump seems to be the only potus since uncle ronnie who is really proud to be an American. My apologies in advance to any who were daddy bush, clinton, baby bush, and obama fans.
by Ray
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Front loader range report
Replies: 10
Views: 282

Re: Front loader range report

Bravo Zulu !
by Ray
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted (in MT): 12 gauge RIFLED barrel blank or barrel
Replies: 5
Views: 170

Re: Wanted (in MT): 12 gauge RIFLED barrel blank or barrel

brownells used to carry a hastings 12 ga. blank but i don't see them now.

on hastings site, they have a 1.1" x 30" 20ga. with a 1 in 26 twist but no 12 ga. rifled.

pac-nor shows they can make a .729" seven groove 1 in 20 twist for $275.
by Ray
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Horrific Incident
Replies: 25
Views: 857

Re: A Horrific Incident

That's an expensive pipe bomb. Without wishing harm or wanting to sound self righteous. If the person who owned said such piece kept it simple and used the muzzleloader season as per the original spirit for the muzzleloader season they would of only had to use one powder type and only be concerned ...
by Ray
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Horrific Incident
Replies: 25
Views: 857

Re: A Horrific Incident

I have one, and SR-4795 and AA-5744 were the powders recommended, if I recall correctly. I'd never use any non-recommended ones for sure. I'm betting either a wrong powder or double-charge. There was some fuss about the design of the breech-block a few years ago, but it seemed to mostly be due to a...
by Ray
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Horrific Incident
Replies: 25
Views: 857

Re: A Horrific Incident

Lack of handloading understanding and attention to detail is what doomed that so called smokeless muzzleloader...... 4198 and Alliant reloader 7 were the go-to powders.....numbnuts and knuckleheads would go to the store and absentmindedly say : " give me some of that seven powder". If the clerk was ...
by Ray
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: m.A.g.a.
Replies: 12
Views: 464

Re: m.A.g.a.

Never thought of that Blaine but, after all, italy is just a dugout tree voyage from africa. A pit stop on malta for trotters and mogan david grape and you're good to go.
by Ray
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: m.A.g.a.
Replies: 12
Views: 464

m.A.g.a.

Hey Jack. You hear about the President's latest exec. order ?

He ordered mattel corp. to change the name of the card game UNO to "One"

:lol:
by Ray
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you have a dsignated 'Loaner' rifle?
Replies: 36
Views: 791

Re: Do you have a dsignated 'Loaner' rifle?

Once, I lent my .54 T/C Renegade, that I put together from a kit, to a guy at work. It came back ruined. :evil: :evil: Knowledgeable "Gun" people are the worst re. black powder firearm care. They simply balk at the idea of the use of water in gun cleaning. We were talking muzzleloading at church re...
by Ray
Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Home away.....
Replies: 16
Views: 615

Re: Home away.....

draperjojo wrote:
Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:37 pm
Was there a Commander Tom Moore on that ship?
From the decommissioning brochure list of COs....

Thomas J. Moore Feb. '73 to July '74.
by Ray
Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Home away.....
Replies: 16
Views: 615

Re: Home away.....

Destroyer? 8) Knox class fast frigate. USS W.S. Sims a.k.a. : "mighty fine ten fifty nine"....."silly willy"..... They called them (Knox Class) Macnamara's folly when the shipyard contracts were signed. Latest technology... dual forced air, 1200psi high temp. boilers but just a single screw. Made n...
by Ray
Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shovels and Rakes and.....
Replies: 21
Views: 782

Re: Shovels and Rakes and.....

Implements of destruction..... Finally the grange master gavelled the meeting to a close, whispering to the historian to add snake killing to the conventional conversational prohibitions of religion and politics and sports. Your thoughts/opinions ? Ask me no questions, I will tell no lies... :twist...
by Ray
Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Home away.....
Replies: 16
Views: 615

Re: Home away.....

How she looked at homeport......

homeport-mayport.jpg
by Ray
Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Home away.....
Replies: 16
Views: 615

Home away.....

from home for two years, two months, and eleven days.
Inport-Chile.jpg
U.N.I.T.A.S. '88

Talcahuano, Chile October 1988.

This coming 10 December, will be 30 years since I said goodbye to her forever.
by Ray
Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shovels and Rakes and.....
Replies: 21
Views: 782

Shovels and Rakes and.....

Implements of destruction..... A grange hall of geezers, codgers and curmudgeons and a few sugarfooted knowitalls. The topic was killing serpents. Some argued to leave them alone. Some allowed that only vipers be accosted. A distinct minority insisted on a thorough and complete herpecide regardless ...
by Ray
Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TSA Airport Screening Results
Replies: 5
Views: 437

Re: TSA Airport Screening Results

That natural blonde category reminds me of a march cadence line from boot camp....

"There was a girl drank buttermilk....

Had cat fur like corn silk....."
by Ray
Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: I'm betting it was Democrats....
Replies: 21
Views: 746

Re: I'm betting it was Democrats....

That goomer looks strange !
by Ray
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: I'm betting it was Democrats....
Replies: 21
Views: 746

Re: I'm betting it was Democrats....

The scuttlebutt on the street is that christine ford came clean, at her mouthpiece 's advice with the fbi interview about the whole d.n.c. long laid conspiracy plans. Then there are the obvious negative optics of the lawless horde heading through mexico. All this days before an epic election. The bo...
by Ray
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Made it to Yuma again
Replies: 11
Views: 538

Re: Made it to Yuma again

Yuma has been mentioned on fox news several times of late.....Despite the barrenness of the desert there, it seems to be a popular crossing for undocumented trespassers..... According to the news reports, la migra catches them, gives them three squares, a shotgun dose of antibiotics and a prepaid de...
by Ray
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Federal Budget -- Easily Explained
Replies: 5
Views: 405

Re: The Federal Budget -- Easily Explained

Absolutely true but what is/are the solution(s) ?

If everything were balanced from now on, there is no way to ever pay back the principle, and we are borrowing just to pay the vig.

There is no border and our nation is literally bankrupt with no plan except to borrow more.
by Ray
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New gun.
Replies: 13
Views: 493

Re: New gun.

Since mine is only 3" barreled, am thinking, after watching scores of jello videos that the barnes 140gr. xpb might be the right factory load for deer/pig.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAAYUIbAMgw
by Ray
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Book recommendation
Replies: 8
Views: 371

Re: Book recommendation

5 July 1875 speech by Forrest to an early black civil rights group..... "Ladies and Gentlemen, I accept the flowers as a memento of reconciliation between the white and colored races of the Southern states. I accept it more particularly as it comes from a colored lady, for if there is any one on God...
by Ray
Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New gun.
Replies: 13
Views: 493

Re: New gun.

If I had a six inch gp100, I would be deer hunting with it. 158gr. gold dots sound right. I have had a fixed sight 3" gp100 for about 14 years..... The only ammo i ever remember shooting out of it was factory pmc 158gr. soft points and winnie white box air force load .38s. Not shot very many times. ...
by Ray
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Now that's.....
Replies: 19
Views: 567

Re: Now that's.....

Ray, Yes...I'm the fastest typist in the east. (Not really...the wife is in bed, I'm in their L.R. with the dog on my lap focusing 100% on Leverguns.....all of which means I have no life...at the moment Jessy Jackson kin? I guess he is the one who gave you the idea for your avatar? Hey, if we keep ...
by Ray
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NEW TRUCKS!!!!
Replies: 25
Views: 808

Re: NEW TRUCKS!!!!

Anyway...back to Jerry's headline.........I see the caravan is up to 7,000 people. I wonder if their supply line is having trouble carrying those sacks of beans, salsa, and taco chips for their mighty appetites. I bet if someone had an infrared camera they could see the methane rising above the cro...
by Ray
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Now that's.....
Replies: 19
Views: 567

Re: Now that's.....

Ray, Man! Your too organized! You German?---6 mutt......little bit of this and a little bit of that ! two of the eight g.g. grandparents are listed as "free persons of color" in the 1860 censuses..... makes me at least kin to pochahontas warren and possibly distant kin to jesse jackson :cry: jack, ...
by Ray
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Now that's.....
Replies: 19
Views: 567

Re: Now that's.....

I add uranium which I think is much denser than lead. Makes it easier to find when the electric goes out. Sometimes I use gold but I try not to use that as it leaves a lot of golding in the rifling. You say .495 at 176? Maybe that's what I have. What did you do when you saw my pic....hurry up and f...
by Ray
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Now that's.....
Replies: 19
Views: 567

Re: Now that's.....

What is the name of the caster that you use. I have been looking for some .44 SPL LSWCHP. Disregard, I see it is Matts bullets now. Ain't you the guy who wanted the 214gr. Lee hollow point that I got from Honest Jack ? If so, P.M. me your snail mail address and I'll see if I can find the mold in al...
by Ray
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NEW TRUCKS!!!!
Replies: 25
Views: 808

Re: NEW TRUCKS!!!!

Quite a bit of thread drift from guatamalans riding in style to invade us but I was a life-long state farm customer until my son totaled a car that we were carrying the insurance on and then the daughter-in-law totaled the car that replaced that one.....Switched to geico and the kids got their own i...
by Ray
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Now that's.....
Replies: 19
Views: 567

Re: Now that's.....

That is a good looking bullet. All of my .44specail loads are 240 gr. cast swc bullets with the Skeeter load. A few months ago the caster that I buy from told me that he was now casting a 250 grain round nose hollow point that is real deep. Now that is what my carry loads are. I'll see if my Texas ...
by Ray
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Now that's.....
Replies: 19
Views: 567

Re: Now that's.....

Jack, how do you get a .45 ball to weigh 175gr. ? Add mercury or gold maybe ? My potluck range scrap and w.w. .495"s weigh about 176 gr.