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by Ray
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: No wonder nobody believes the 'environmentalists'....
Replies: 29
Views: 865

Re: No wonder nobody believes the 'environmentalists'....

My problem with folks lamenting the crowds of humanity is the ones who complain the loudest never think that they themselves are just as much of the problem as those others..... If you really believe the world is overcrowded then set an example and remove your spawn and yourself...... Hah ! Didn't t...
by Ray
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB 40-65 26 inch octagon barrel for an 1886
Replies: 7
Views: 71

Re: WTB 40-65 26 inch octagon barrel for an 1886

trackofthewolf.com has three different barrel liners, .398"/.406" and .400"/.408 in 1 in 16" and .400"/.408" in 1 in 18" for $6.90 per inch.
by Ray
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lightning Strikes (real ones - cool map)
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Re: Lightning Strikes (real ones - cool map)

Try this one......

https://www.lightningmaps.org

at one time duval county florida was the lightning capital of the world.....
by Ray
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Local gun shops. And greed. grrrrrrrr......
Replies: 31
Views: 464

Re: Local gun shops. And greed. grrrrrrrr......

Internet gun sales where you actually buy from a distributor and pay a f.f.l. a modest transfer fee for his time and trouble were new to me in 2010 when I first tried it and I have enjoyed the sense of freedom it brought. A local pawn charged $15 per transfer and was glad to get it. Most of the time...
by Ray
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big Bore......
Replies: 23
Views: 837

Re: Big Bore......

I've been intrigued by the Charter Arms Bulldog since first reading about them in a Gun Digest article from the 1970s. Only thing that has held me back was the indifferent quality control over the years. Seems like there have been good ones and bad ones. Which big-bore snubbies are you packing, Ray...
by Ray
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Time to pray Psalm 144: 1,2.......
Replies: 13
Views: 343

Re: Time to pray Psalm 144: 1,2.......

From an Atlantic magazine 1960 article..... Able company, 116th Infantry, 29th Division. Omaha beach approx. 0636...... Able Company riding the tide in seven Higgins boats is still five thousand yards from the beach when first taken under artillery fire. The shells fall short. At one thousand yards,...
by Ray
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Time to pray Psalm 144: 1,2.......
Replies: 13
Views: 343

Time to pray Psalm 144: 1,2.......

300px-Into_the_Jaws_of_Death_23-0455M_edit.jpg Blessed Be the Lord, My Rock 1{A Psalm of David.} Blessed be the LORD my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight: 2My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer; my shield, and he in whom I trust; who subdueth ...
by Ray
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Senator McConnell's........
Replies: 3
Views: 124

Senator McConnell's........

recent quote is quite a gaffe or perhaps a freudian slip.....

"We're (Republicans) not fans of tariffs.......while they may work in practice, they never work in theory."
by Ray
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: USPS thieves
Replies: 20
Views: 535

Re: USPS thieves

Billy, customer service reps. at both a.p.m.e.x. and j.m. bullion admit that ounce weight coins, rounds and bars in padded envelopes seem easily recognized and vulnerable to hawkeyed, sticky fingered posties. The theory is that the action of the small but dense mass in a much larger envelope is dist...
by Ray
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: USPS thieves
Replies: 20
Views: 535

Re: USPS thieves

BlaineG wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:27 pm
HOME AIDS TEST SAMPLE - RUSH!
This reminds me of george liddy's (of watergate infamy ) tales of while incarcerated of labeling every head outside of the cellblock "syphilis only" just in case he had to sit on the pot while on work detail to insure he had a clean place to go.
by Ray
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: How's Trump doing?
Replies: 15
Views: 288

Re: How's Trump doing?

On the recent trip to britain, the queen did not look too happy or even lucid. She is getting quite on in years. The president looked less than impressed with the olde country but is maybe in the market for a castle or two or three. Prince Charles is worried about greenhouse gases and rising sea lev...
by Ray
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Texas outlaws Red Light Cameras.
Replies: 20
Views: 384

Re: Texas outlaws Red Light Cameras.

If the country would put in roundabouts instead of intersections we would not have to worry about lights whatever color. when they opened the roundabout at the intersection of fairhope and co. rd. 13 old folks in their dotage would just go around and around until they ran out of gas or failed to yi...
by Ray
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: S&W 1917 45 ACP of course.
Replies: 3
Views: 224

Re: S&W 1917 45 ACP of course.

This is the kind of responses that I was looking for on my recent big-bore snub nosed revolver thread.
by Ray
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bullet mold
Replies: 11
Views: 235

Re: Bullet mold

This might work unless you need a gas-check.....

http://accuratemolds.com/bullet_detail. ... 250F-D.png
by Ray
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Texas outlaws Red Light Cameras.
Replies: 20
Views: 384

Re: Texas outlaws Red Light Cameras.

Never been to texas......sounds like a hoyt axton, song doesn't it ? But have been to places where the camera traps are said to be prevalent.... Cook and Lake Counties in Illinois and Chesapeake and Norfolk and Portsmouth in Virginia. In all of those places I did not exactly drive in an exemplary ma...
by Ray
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: I'll bet THIS guy's statues won't be torn down any time soon...
Replies: 3
Views: 198

Re: I'll bet THIS guy's statues won't be torn down any time soon...

Considering the prevalent views on conjugality in those days, a virile husband could often be cut-off from the expected comforts by age 35 or even younger. Once the hausfrau had decided that her last child had been conceived then that was that ! It is no wonder that the Reverend Doctor was less than...
by Ray
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Decoration Day" question
Replies: 28
Views: 428

Re: "Decoration Day" question

Chattel slavery was not abolished by law in Brazil until 1888 and persisted illegally until at least 1896.
by Ray
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which gun?
Replies: 19
Views: 403

Re: Which gun?

They used to say that Elvis would shoot at either Robert Goulet or Rick Nelson when he saw their image on the telly.....
by Ray
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big Bore......
Replies: 23
Views: 837

Big Bore......

Snub-Nosed Revolvers.....

I have several of them. I know that they are considered somewhat obsolete in this tactitard world but I often carry one or two when I go out and about.

What is the current consensus of the forum ?

I see even charter arms makes or has made a .41 magnum !
by Ray
Fri May 31, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: 'Humane' execution...??
Replies: 16
Views: 246

Re: 'Humane' execution...??

What do they use on our beloved pets? Seems like the last one I had put down was way less than a hundred bucks, and it was a mercy for him. Starting with an oxygen feed and then gradually adding nitrogen gas while diminishing the oxygen takes right at four minutes for the heart to stop and all brai...
by Ray
Fri May 24, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Krag shooters here?
Replies: 8
Views: 213

Re: Krag shooters here?

Just received 200 of them today for my first Krag rifle (bought last weekend). They are a bit long in the shoulder as was mentioned on another forum (the one case I tried I could close the bolt but it was VERY tight). Have dies coming too. Glenn If you are the glen fryxell of cast bullet experiment...
by Ray
Thu May 23, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sad night in the persion gulf.....
Replies: 12
Views: 610

Re: Sad night in the persion gulf.....

I was on the USSAmerica Cv-66. Navy sunk her to test out weapons. All I heard is that the Navy was shock how much damage it took to sink her. I still liked the USS Kitty Hawk-Cv63 better. Joe The two circumstances that are unrealistic about such tests are the empty fuel tanks and no ordnance on boa...
by Ray
Wed May 22, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gotta... Get... Some...
Replies: 4
Views: 226

Re: Gotta... Get... Some...

This is perhaps a silly question but since both are 40% ethanol, why not just rinse with real jack daniels ?

Personally I use london dry gin.

B.T.W. trade whiskey followed by whale oil was the original black powder era C.L.P.
by Ray
Wed May 22, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Talk about underwhelming.....
Replies: 0
Views: 190

Talk about underwhelming.....

Ballistics testing......anyone remember these ? IMG_20190521_180852_kindlephoto-2697479319.jpg Circa 1998 - 1999 MidwayUSA LoadMaps..... Pardon the fuzzy dumbphone fotos...... In the .357 and .44, the data for H110/W296 seemed to be the only loads that you might recognize.....The 2400 loads were so ...
by Ray
Tue May 21, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 357mag...125gr JSP...Levergun
Replies: 15
Views: 1094

Re: 357mag...125gr JSP...Levergun

TERRY M, MAYBE NOT ALL 125 JSP ARE THE SAME. WITH MY 92 .357 WITH 20 INCH BARREL, I PLACED A 125 JSP INTO THE LEFT EYE OF A 200 POUND SOW AT A DISTANCE OF 5 YARDS. I FOUND THE BULLET MONTHS LATER AT DINNER WHEN EATING MEAT FROM THE RIGHT SHOULDER. THE BULLET WAS NOT LIKE NEW, BUT IT WAS STILL RECOG...
by Ray
Tue May 21, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 357mag...125gr JSP...Levergun
Replies: 15
Views: 1094

Re: 357mag...125gr JSP...Levergun

B.T.T. in light of recent similar posts.
by Ray
Tue May 21, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .357 Mag Handloading with H110 vs Lil'Gun Powders. A Surprising Result
Replies: 25
Views: 591

Re: .357 Mag Handloading with H110 vs Lil'Gun Powders. A Surprising Result

From Paco's .357 article..... MARLIN 20 INCH RIFLE/SPEER & SIERRA 6 INCH REVOLVER 110 grain JHP 19.5/2400 2291fps/ 1550 fps (Difference 741 fps) 23/296 2321fps/ 21/296 2131 fps/ 1450 fps (difference 681 fps) 23/H110 2353fps/37,200psi 125 GRAIN JHP 20/H110 2125fps (19g)41,400 psi 20/296 2125fps 17.5/...
by Ray
Tue May 21, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 357 lever gun 16 vs 20 inch barrel
Replies: 31
Views: 772

Re: 357 lever gun 16 vs 20 inch barrel

"Ah, Ballistics !" is what Dean Grennell used to exclaim when questions on the inconsistency of chronograph data would arise. Earnest and valiant attempts like the ballistics by the inch people are disdained and impugned when the reader doesn't agree with the results or doesn't think that enough lo...
by Ray
Sat May 18, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I just saw that the 1895 is back.
Replies: 37
Views: 1307

Re: I just saw that the 1895 is back.

Maybe steve hornady will read this and order his peoples to run some .405 ammo.

And maybe some 220 gr. .375"

And perhaps some more of the 150 products they discontinued in 2012-2013.
by Ray
Sat May 18, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hiking without a handgun.....
Replies: 18
Views: 650

Re: Hiking without a handgun.....

This is common......I mean the unarmed part, not the murderous nut with the machete...... Outside of actually hunting, at least two thirds if not three quarters of the outdoor public are unarmed. But with those stats., at least one of the four victims should have had a loaded mousegun in a pocket. E...
by Ray
Sat May 18, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sad night in the persion gulf.....
Replies: 12
Views: 610

Re: Sad night in the persion gulf.....

My point was that both the stark and the roberts did much better than expected. I don't think that a knox or adams class would have survived the same levels of damage simply due to their tendencies to suffer engineering failures when propulsion, electricity and steering is needed most. The absolutel...
by Ray
Fri May 17, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Little Johnny
Replies: 2
Views: 252

Re: Little Johnny

Little Johnny had quite the potty mouth and was wont to be loudly lewd in front of ladies and small children...... After much unsuccessful censuring and chastising, his elders and betters endeavored to wean Johnny from a particularly offensive verb by example. "No Johnny, the stallion is servicing t...
by Ray
Fri May 17, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sad night in the persion gulf.....
Replies: 12
Views: 610

Re: Sad night in the persion gulf.....

Back in the day, those of us on "real" ships mocked the perry class ffg's, calling them coast guard cutters......but after seeing just how tough they were in actual battle damage scenarios, there is no doubt of their resiliency......I don't think the older tin cans of the day could have survived the...
by Ray
Fri May 17, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sad night in the persion gulf.....
Replies: 12
Views: 610

Sad night in the persion gulf.....

General Quarters !

General Quarters !

All hands man your battle stations !

Set material condition zebra !


220px-USS_Stark.jpg
by Ray
Tue May 14, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Turn about is fair play......
Replies: 7
Views: 303

Turn about is fair play......

This new john durham led investigation seems to have some politicians and career bureaucrats quite nervous.

Your thoughts ?
by Ray
Tue May 14, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rossi Revolver Settlement
Replies: 1
Views: 208

Re: Rossi Revolver Settlement

Yes, most any gun can go bang if you drop it just right, or rather wrongly onto a hard surface despite all of the time and effort to purposely designing them not to. I try not drop them but the good book advises us to confess our faults (sins) to one another so I must admit to have transgressed on t...
by Ray
Tue May 14, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who on here is old enough to remember......
Replies: 16
Views: 390

Re: Who on here is old enough to remember......

I'm just a pup at 52 compared to youse geezers but I'm old enough, when just a wee lad, to have attempted to put a discarded antique thick-screened picture-tube telly out of its misery with an H & R topper 20 ga. and federal #3 buckshot. It took me months of grass mowing and pecan harvesting to pay ...
by Ray
Tue May 14, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New BATF Regs on Inline Muzzleloaders
Replies: 11
Views: 326

Re: New BATF Regs on Inline Muzzleloaders

I bought one of the Remington 700 Ultimate Muzzleloaders about a month or so ago and had to do the paperwork . https://www.remington.com/rifles/muzzle-loading/model-700-ultimate/model-700-ultimate-muzzleloader The first generation of these used a .25 acp case for priming...... The ones sold new now...
by Ray
Tue May 14, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: goodbye.......
Replies: 12
Views: 464

Re: goodbye.......

hilarious rehearsal.......

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qqE_WmagjY

and first "old man" skit......the character is not fully developed yet but the window ingress scene is as simply funny as it gets.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_AwOIs2buE
by Ray
Tue May 14, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: goodbye.......
Replies: 12
Views: 464

goodbye.......

by Ray
Tue May 14, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New BATF Regs on Inline Muzzleloaders
Replies: 11
Views: 326

Re: New BATF Regs on Inline Muzzleloaders

The dates mentioned in this download are in 1997...... A lot of shotgun primered muzzleloaders have been sold since then...... As an experiment, after I read this original post, I went to cabelas (website) and placed a t/c impact in the shopping cart but removed it before final ordering step. Did th...
by Ray
Thu May 09, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Howdah you think of this?
Replies: 25
Views: 961

Re: Howdah you think of this?

A friend ordered one and after three months of waiting inquired as to order status and e.t.a. This is the reply: We have your order in process but things are obviously taking longer than expected. Here is where we are at: The frames are in machining and will be done April 18th, then they need to go ...
by Ray
Sun May 05, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MAY YOU HAVE A
Replies: 9
Views: 409

Re: MAY YOU HAVE A

mister trump concurs and celebrates with a taco salad for tiffin......
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by Ray
Sun May 05, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Only Police and Military Should Have Guns.....
Replies: 4
Views: 229

Re: Only Police and Military Should Have Guns.....

You hear of this sort of thing often. Ladies are urged by l.e.o. spokespersons to dial 911 and proceed at legal speed limit to a well lit and crowded spot when in doubt of the bonifides of the driver of an unmarked car with blue lights. When they finally catch the cretin, he is more often than not, ...
by Ray
Sat May 04, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I dunno boys, this is pretty weird ...
Replies: 24
Views: 560

Re: I dunno boys, this is pretty weird ...

Surely I'm not the only one hearing the theme music of the twilight zone or the shrieking violins of the shower scene at the bates motel......
by Ray
Sat May 04, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mount Vernon: "Revolutionary War Weekend" May 4-5th
Replies: 4
Views: 160

Re: Mount Vernon: "Revolutionary War Weekend" May 4-5th

Rusty wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 9:33 pm
If you want a smaller copy of a BP cannon contact Seahag Munitions.
this looks quite dangerous !

https://seahagmunitions.com/product/min ... on-cannon/
by Ray
Sat May 04, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: S&W Frame lock
Replies: 11
Views: 479

Re: S&W Frame lock

Thanks Rusty.....I'm sure some will find this interesting...... Apparently Smith and Wesson still makes occasional runs of select revolvers without the safeties. Just doing a quick search I found models 442, 642, and 637 j frames newly manufactured without the safety. Here is one example...... https...
by Ray
Sat May 04, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Black Powder Question...OK 2 Questions.
Replies: 20
Views: 620

Re: Black Powder Question...OK 2 Questions.

Knowing nothing whatsoever about montana in general nor billings in particular........ https://www.grafs.com/retail/catalog/product/productId/26169 four pounds (minimum order per haz. mat. fee) will cost you $100.89 before your n.r.a-i.l.a. add-on donation..... so let's add $1.11 to make it $102 and...
by Ray
Sat May 04, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I dunno boys, this is pretty weird ...
Replies: 24
Views: 560

Re: I dunno boys, this is pretty weird ...

"Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD." Leviticus 19:28

"And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient" Romans 1:28
by Ray
Thu May 02, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Plated Bullets vs. Cast Bullets
Replies: 3
Views: 256

Re: Plated Bullets vs. Cast Bullets

Measure them around now.

This is how I bump-up undersized minie balls. Foreshortening flattens them and gently tapping around the skirt while rotating swages them down.

A 230 to 260 gr. bullet for your 45-70 is just smack of a hammer from a .452"