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by Ray
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody flown out of ATL w/checked?
Replies: 7
Views: 125

Re: Anybody flown out of ATL w/checked?

Per ATL website.....

"Passengers need to arrive at least two hours early for domestic flights and three hours early for international."

Re. that lauderdale comment, heck it takes 45 min. between traffic lights on ocean blvd. during peak tourist seasons !
by Ray
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sub gauge tubes
Replies: 11
Views: 271

Re: Sub gauge tubes

by Ray
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pistols and bears - report
Replies: 15
Views: 322

Re: Pistols and bears - report

I try to read every article written by or about Alaskan bear guides Phil Shoemaker and Ed Stevenson. Both have written and been quoted that the bruin's reactionary tendency to snap or paw at the initial bullet's sting thus distracting it momentarily has saved many lives by giving time for follow up ...
by Ray
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: old side by side fowling piece.....
Replies: 16
Views: 447

Re: old side by side fowling piece.....

Santa Claus in the brown suit/sleigh stopped by and it is now a .45 :)

https://www.opticsplanet.com/chiappa-fi ... nsert.html

Had to,..... er I mean got to watch the youngest grandson today so maybe I can try it tomrrow.
by Ray
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chronographing Model 94 .30-30 Trapper
Replies: 10
Views: 238

Re: Chronographing Model 94 .30-30 Trapper

I believe I shot that gun at a hackberry tree exactly one time. The guy who let me shoot it did not look so much like lee marvin back then. The other shooters were really mad at that tree. In less time than it took me to type this they had sawn it down with concentrated gunfire. Belay that tree spec...
by Ray
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Last Night's Dream
Replies: 9
Views: 260

Re: Last Night's Dream

Okay, I edited my post, up to you to edit or delete the quoted part.
by Ray
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Last Night's Dream
Replies: 9
Views: 260

Re: Last Night's Dream

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by Ray
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Suspicious watch capitain on.......
Replies: 11
Views: 471

Suspicious watch capitain on.......

Epstein's cell block.....
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by Ray
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old Footage Of An Elephant Hunt With 100# Bow
Replies: 3
Views: 247

Re: Old Footage Of An Elephant Hunt With 100# Bow

This same channel has several hunts by Howard Hill, the golden age of hollywood's expert archer.
by Ray
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Epstein's "suicide" - - - Don't Ever Threaten the Clintons....
Replies: 17
Views: 320

Re: Epstein's "suicide" - - - Don't Ever Threaten the Clintons....

Ever since I read the Clinton Chronicles I've thought the term "Arkanacide" was apt.... :| I remember reading that......the guy who they found sitting against a tombstone with his own head sitting in his lap who was ruled a suicide seemed somewhat suspicious :o As for Epstein, the only possible out...
by Ray
Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need ammo?
Replies: 2
Views: 315

Re: Need ammo?

I may try this one...... The "fall 18" discount code worked just fine and I ordered successfully but the "spring 19" code had expired or was incorrect even though I tried it the day I received the email. Their .40 S & W seems too hot for some of the guns I've tried it in but I like the 200 gr. sierr...
by Ray
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How the heck...
Replies: 5
Views: 194

Re: How the heck...

He "colludes" with the russians and old savage to alter his handle from time to time for levity.
by Ray
Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Woe is me.......
Replies: 8
Views: 211

Re: Woe is me.......

PillHer was in the Army and knows the difference. In fact, she was able to hit well enough to be top ranked in her platoon. I had an old M16. It was probably about 60 years old and a rattletrap. The front sight post was bent. No forward assist. The barrel didn't have any chrome left. It was about a...
by Ray
Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Airgun question for Nath, Gamekeeper
Replies: 28
Views: 472

Re: Airgun question for Nath, Gamekeeper

Last year I splurged on a Diana 48 sidelever in .22 cal. I put a nice Bushnell red dot on it. All I can say is WOW. Those cheap Crosman .22 hollowpoints slam thru a 1/4" plywood leaving a gaping hole in the back. The DumAzz Hoplophobic State of Washington, at least on the west side, has really crac...
by Ray
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old wooden box.
Replies: 20
Views: 442

Re: Old wooden box.

Like the cartridge, that is special !
by Ray
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Woe is me.......
Replies: 8
Views: 211

Woe is me.......

Since the awful tragedies of late, all the women in my immediate and extended family, from ages 8 to 80 + have been railing and ranting, loud and long, against "assault rifles" sales and ownership. I had plenty of arguments but was a coward and just went away until it all blows over.....You know, "c...
by Ray
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Airgun question for Nath, Gamekeeper
Replies: 28
Views: 472

Re: Airgun question for Nath, Gamekeeper

Still waiting for an adult, medium to large bore airgun that loads singly and uses all of the oomph at once of a 12 gr. co2 cylinder.
by Ray
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3 string cigar box guitars
Replies: 61
Views: 1890

Re: 3 string cigar box guitars

by Ray
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cool lightning map
Replies: 6
Views: 278

Re: Cool lightning map

You ain't never been through a thunderstorm until you've walked in one from either the bowling alley or the enlisted men's club at mayport naval station to the carrier pier end of maine ave. When the Forrestal and the Saratoga were both out underway, they would put tin cans on that pier for either t...
by Ray
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Winchester Book On 1895 Lever Actions
Replies: 41
Views: 1020

Re: New Winchester Book On 1895 Lever Actions

Rusty, Yes, I have - on one occasion in New Mexico, the guide placed me behind a cedar tree less than 50 yards from a favorite pronghorn fence crossing and he drove out of sight and sneaked back to observe. Another guide parked his pickup just inside the pasture and sat there about 1/2 mile away. T...
by Ray
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: old side by side fowling piece.....
Replies: 16
Views: 447

old side by side fowling piece.....

I picked up a L.C. Smith/Hunter Arms hammer gun, 30" full/full, fluid steel double 12 ga. the other day, ser. no. 54,000 ish...... old enough to ship straight from gunshop in maine to my door..... seller thought that the buttstock had been replaced in the 1930s..... still locks up with a snick and l...
by Ray
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hunting From a Canoe
Replies: 22
Views: 466

Re: Hunting From a Canoe

I cannot seem to find the Robert Service poem along this theme but at least a line or two it goes something like this......

Dan McGrew was too intrepid to be true.....

He met his fate while attempting rape.......

Standing in a leaky canoe !
by Ray
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WORD
Replies: 5
Views: 235

Re: WORD

Bunch of my favorites mobbed together in a song.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnZ8Pry ... g&index=12
by Ray
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting Landscaping - and Hobby
Replies: 3
Views: 235

Re: Interesting Landscaping - and Hobby

When you get bit by the toy railroad bug there is little hope for normalcy......landscapes and their scale and proportions are at least half if not two thirds of the obsession ! Go to about the ten minute mark of the following episode of dragnet and watch the eccentric character played by disney ani...
by Ray
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .30 cal bullets for 30-30
Replies: 7
Views: 263

Re: .30 cal bullets for 30-30

Earl, that Lee soup can seems to enjoy a good reputation for a plinking bullet. Ray, I shot the Speer 110--grain Varminters out of a .30 Herrett Contender with good results. The late Bob Milek liked them for rock chucks. [/b] yeah, the one that resembles a traditional .357 hollow point and has two ...
by Ray
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speaking of things that sting
Replies: 24
Views: 495

Re: Speaking of things that sting

In the absence of raid or black flag 20' hornet spray, the red tube on the wd40 can will do in a pinch.

.22 rat shot might be too light though.
by Ray
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .30 cal bullets for 30-30
Replies: 7
Views: 263

Re: .30 cal bullets for 30-30

Ah ! memories of the old midway monthly truckload sale.....remington and winchester 110 gr. .308 fmj and rn were always discounted and free shipping for any total over $25. I loaded and shot many thousands of them out of a 10" and 14" contender over a 1.6 cc lee dipper of 2400 or a 2.2 cc of 4198. I...
by Ray
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shiloh Sharps is for sale
Replies: 16
Views: 508

Re: Shiloh Sharps is for sale

Give them time.....

sooner or later they'll probably entertain much discounted offers.....

come down to 1.8 mil. and I might even buy it. :wink:
by Ray
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3 string cigar box guitars
Replies: 61
Views: 1890

Re: 3 string cigar box guitars

this g b e 1 - 3 - 5 ? a full cord ? high three from a standard guitar which is ead(gbe)..... all three played open at once is an pseudo Em chord.....the buttons you press to play guitar chords are the same just ignoring the ead strings which are absent. 41_BanjoChords4DTuning_2ed_450.jpg ignore th...
by Ray
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Night I Almost Shot Down A UFO
Replies: 3
Views: 303

Re: The Night I Almost Shot Down A UFO

This is the spot where Tio (in-law) Oskar shot down a plato in 1953......or at least where it landed after he shot it...... file.jpg Grass still does not grow. For many years those who visited the site became ill, some terminally. This is just downhill from the place called, mesa de diablo . It is s...
by Ray
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: slow to learn.......
Replies: 6
Views: 239

slow to learn.......

life's lessons...... Elvis Augusto Andrus Torres, venezualan native and shortstop for the texas rangers was naturalized friday. Andrus joined the Braves organization at the age of 16 in 2005 with a $500,000 signing advance. He instagrammed : "I will always be very proud of where I came from and I am...
by Ray
Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 25/45 sharps
Replies: 6
Views: 307

Re: 25/45 sharps

I've been watching this one for a while now.

in longer barrel lengths, original .250-3000 savage velocities are theoretically possible with the 87 gr. speer and absolutely obtainable with 75 gr. bullets.

but this is the one i like.....
products-25x45-100SS-2.jpg
by Ray
Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My rimfire collection
Replies: 10
Views: 319

Re: My rimfire collection

I ve been slowly bringing my center Fire rifles down to a few nice pieces and building up my Rimfire guns as I enjoy playing eith them more.I plan to eventually add a nice win 61 to the collection as well https://i.postimg.cc/yNQnNrQP/image.jpg Early Mauser sporter 8mm Ferlach Steyr engraved sporti...
by Ray
Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I rescued a relic from 1895
Replies: 8
Views: 356

Re: I rescued a relic from 1895

Decades of negotiating with so-called muzzleloading riflesmiths leads me to think that to artificially replicate the finish on your rifle I would be charged anywhere between $400 and $700......
by Ray
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3 string cigar box guitars
Replies: 61
Views: 1890

Re: 3 string cigar box guitars

I like this g b e tuning so much now, I got a chinese six string banjo that is going to the luthier tomorrow to see if he can whittle a new bridge and nut for three pairs, either redundant mandolin style or reentrant 12 string guitar style as he sees fit. The correct number of tuners are already the...
by Ray
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Model 39 Skunk Gun
Replies: 9
Views: 358

Re: Model 39 Skunk Gun

jeepnik wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:02 pm
I actually like our little neighborhood skunk. It keeps the snails, slugs and black widows in check. Rarely sprays and gets along with people very well. I’ve walked by just a few feet away many times. It’s not threatened and neither am I.

Dangerous experiment.....only takes once !
by Ray
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .444 Marlin
Replies: 12
Views: 402

.444 Marlin

Remlin recently made a limited run of .444 rifles and they are at the distributors for just under $700 with free shipping. The scant, early reviews have been mostly positive. Time will tell as more of them are sold. Best online prices for the hornady 265 gr. fp superformance run about $1.41 a bang w...
by Ray
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CutCordsNow™ Antenna
Replies: 15
Views: 338

Re: CutCordsNow™ Antenna

yes they work if you are in range of the broadcast source. If you are a few blocks from the network studio it might work. we installed one like that at my work to watch local news to monitor heavy weather and got nothing. we bought an $200 + outdoor receiver the size of a washtub and had to put it 4...
by Ray
Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alabama Concealed Carry Permits no longer exempt from NICS
Replies: 4
Views: 313

Re: Alabama Concealed Carry Permits no longer exempt from NICS

The only civil servant who has more of a arrogant-entitled-meglomaniac attitude than the stereotypical postal or d.m.v. clerk is the person behind the glass at the sheriff's office. The NICS check for warrants and convictions they are required to make through their foxfire network for each permittee...
by Ray
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3 string cigar box guitars
Replies: 61
Views: 1890

Re: 3 string cigar box guitars

Ray, I dropped the tuning to EBE, the neck responded by getting a little less dished. Methinks the worker-bee oriented the ash grain in the wrong direction, or it's just a pool noodle to begin with. But I like open E a lot, it sounds less like a cloud of flying insects .. . . :lol: I close my eyes ...
by Ray
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Just Found This Map Resource.
Replies: 11
Views: 440

Re: I Just Found This Map Resource.

Is it just me or do others find forest service boundary markings inconsistent and anomalous as far as orientation and direction ? You know, the red blazing and yellow "land behind this sign" metal tags. Example, you're facing the sign and see the red blazing radiating out from it. More often than no...
by Ray
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: shooting hogs with 38 special bullets
Replies: 11
Views: 442

Re: shooting hogs with 38 special bullets

I am not a very successful sus scrofa hunter and have never played one on the telly but I found this.....a .38 here should do the trick.
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by Ray
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3 string cigar box guitars
Replies: 61
Views: 1890

Re: 3 string cigar box guitars

Hey grizz !

Check this out.....

You can never go wrong with Amazing Grace.....


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GMd4IKB3l34
by Ray
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Time marches on
Replies: 11
Views: 448

Re: Time marches on

Compare the car chase scenes and wide panoramic second unit shots of off studio lot locations on Mission Impossible, Cannon, and Rockford Files with what you see today. Where it is flat, strip malls and apartments predominate.....the hills and dales are all subdivisions..... Particularly on Rockford...
by Ray
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The First Intelligent Bullet?
Replies: 19
Views: 597

Re: The First Intelligent Bullet?

mikld wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:19 am
Just wondering, from those condemning ballistic gelatin, what is a better test medium? I don't know anyone that has some cows to shoot, or can afford big chunks of beef...
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by Ray
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: S&W 629-6 Deluxe 45 Colt Conversion
Replies: 16
Views: 418

Re: S&W 629-6 Deluxe 45 Colt Conversion

BRAVO ZULU !
by Ray
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Winchester Book On 1895 Lever Actions
Replies: 41
Views: 1020

Re: New Winchester Book On 1895 Lever Actions

Joe Reilly wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:53 am
How / where do I get my book(s)?
https://1895book.com/

$79.99 + s.h.
by Ray
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3 string cigar box guitars
Replies: 61
Views: 1890

Re: 3 string cigar box guitars

Fretted...... Was gDG & tuned the D down to B and the G down to E...... moved the bridge back towards the tailpiece about 3/8ths inch to tighten the slack.... didn't have to do that as strings are plenty tight after slackening...... they must have been mandolin tight two whole steps up from where th...