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by jeepnik
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Japanese 'War Tubas' - not - but 'War Balloons' - yes...
Replies: 9
Views: 149

Re: Japanese 'War Tubas' - not - but 'War Balloons' - yes...

The US and England both offered German scientists safe haven in return for their knowledge. German "Vengeance" weapons killed many more than the balloons.
by jeepnik
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 410
Replies: 37
Views: 713

Re: 410

My Mossy 500 sat ignored in a safe for years. I rediscovered it a while back. If one doesn't reload you'd go broke feeding it. Pulling the trigger is addicting.
by jeepnik
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What You See When You Leave Early Morning To Shoot Prairie Dogs
Replies: 12
Views: 245

Re: What You See When You Leave Early Morning To Shoot Prairie Dogs

Quite pretty. With my schedule I'm already at work (often in a dark hole) so I miss sunrises. Thanks for showing me how gorgeous they can be.
by jeepnik
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Japanese 'War Tubas' - not - but 'War Balloons' - yes...
Replies: 9
Views: 149

Re: Japanese 'War Tubas' - not - but 'War Balloons' - yes...

Started a few fires but largely ineffective. Interesting idea using the jet stream to aerially attack ones enemy. And it pretty much works only one way.

With today’s radar and aircraft I doubt it would work even more poorly.
by jeepnik
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lever gun "nostalgia only"?
Replies: 27
Views: 390

Re: Lever gun "nostalgia only"?

Gamekeeper, your term has a considerably more, um, colorful meaning here in the Colonies. :shock: :lol: I apologize if our common language or rather use of is sometimes misunderstood, the term is used frequently over here to describe opinionated know it alls.... :lol: Here we sometimes refer to the...
by jeepnik
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Texas passed a law protecting religious freedom.
Replies: 3
Views: 81

Re: Texas passed a law protecting religious freedom.

Seems to me that we ratified a document back in the late 1700's that ensured the rights to allow chick-fil-a the right to run a business.
by jeepnik
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lever gun "nostalgia only"?
Replies: 27
Views: 390

Re: Lever gun "nostalgia only"?

Likely a youngster, maybe not even old enough to purchase a firearm, that believes Matrix and John Wick are real live.
by jeepnik
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another reason I'm glad I escaped...
Replies: 19
Views: 678

Re: Another reason I'm glad I escaped...

Nope. Birth will result on I un-preventable death.

Well except for one fellow.
by jeepnik
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another reason I'm glad I escaped...
Replies: 19
Views: 678

Re: Another reason I'm glad I escaped...

Believe it or not but that warning is the result of a proposition passed by the voters. Originally, it was supposed ed to be for things like asbestos. But once passed it required a governmental body to enforce it. Once they got in charge they just kept adding stuff to justify their existence. And so...
by jeepnik
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Watch Out For Windows 10 - 1903 System Update: It Takes Hours!!
Replies: 19
Views: 313

Re: Watch Out For Windows 10 - 1903 System Update: It Takes Hours!!

Just checked my update history. Last update was 1805. Doesn't even show a 1903 as being available. Is this a new machine? Did you not update for a long period on an older machine? Or there is the other possibility. Your computer doesn't like you! :lol: These things do have a mind of their own. I per...
by jeepnik
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Well, screw Kay Jewelers....
Replies: 3
Views: 141

Re: Well, screw Kay Jewelers....

Someone needs to put up a billboard telling folks about this. It will make target selection easier for crooks.
by jeepnik
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 37 years of Bliss
Replies: 28
Views: 392

Re: 37 years of Bliss

As long as others have bragged. My wife will have put up with me for 46 years on the 23rd of this month. How? Heaven only knows.
by jeepnik
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help Needed ! ! !
Replies: 18
Views: 363

Re: Help Needed ! ! !

Not funny I just finished grinding down a flat head so it will fit. And yes the equipment came from China.
by jeepnik
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help Needed ! ! !
Replies: 18
Views: 363

Re: Help Needed ! ! !

The solution to this is simple. Find an old guy. They are the only ones who understand what you talking about.
by jeepnik
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 37 years of Bliss
Replies: 28
Views: 392

Re: 37 years of Bliss

Congratulations. It's quite a feat these days of disposable everything including marriages.
by jeepnik
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Texas outlaws Red Light Cameras.
Replies: 20
Views: 384

Re: Texas outlaws Red Light Cameras.

Interesting the way it went out here. L. A. City installed them then hired a contractor to send out the tickets and collect the fines. Turned out you can't do they as the contractor has no legal status. So, folks just didn't pay. They got taken to court and had to abandon the entire plan, so no came...
by jeepnik
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: I'll bet THIS guy's statues won't be torn down any time soon...
Replies: 3
Views: 196

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

And catholic priests are celibate. Except for women, children and other men.
by jeepnik
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Doing a bit or research and found this and thought it worth sharing ......
Replies: 7
Views: 296

Re: Doing a bit or research and found this and thought it worth sharing ......

I probably got the idea from one of Mr. Ferguson’s articles. But they were quite trendy at the time. I seem to recall they were also loaded commercially.
by jeepnik
Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The crew chief
Replies: 23
Views: 512

Re: The crew chief

Jeepnik, There's a helio company that comes into the usfs attack base here that uses the huskys for fire fighting and they use a skid for foaming houses in danger. Years ago Erickson aviation lost a ch54 up behind me they were drafting with a snorkel and snagged a tree in the lake, took them 3 week...
by jeepnik
Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Doing a bit or research and found this and thought it worth sharing ......
Replies: 7
Views: 296

Re: Doing a bit or research and found this and thought it worth sharing ......

With all the expensive gee wiz ammo made these days I still use HBWC’s loaded upside down in my 38spl snubbies. The testing I did decades ago convinced me they expand at reasonable velocities. Penetration is sufficient and more importantly over penetration is avoided. Just because new stuff comes al...
by jeepnik
Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The crew chief
Replies: 23
Views: 512

Re: The crew chief

For quality of ride, though loud as all get out, you can’t beat the HH-43 Husky. With twin counter rotating main rotors it rode better than the Huey by far. One thing though, when the fire suppression skid was slung below sometimes the skid would get to oscillating. Very disconcerting sensation. The...
by jeepnik
Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which gun?
Replies: 19
Views: 403

Re: Which gun?

105. Why take chances?
by jeepnik
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: 'Humane' execution...??
Replies: 16
Views: 244

Re: 'Humane' execution...??

octagon wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 7:51 pm
Yeah That " cruel and unsusal " clause can be a real buzzkill. 8)
But, is it cruel? Under whose definition? And, it's only unusual because we don't do it that way.
by jeepnik
Fri May 31, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: 'Humane' execution...??
Replies: 16
Views: 244

Re: 'Humane' execution...??

A thought just occurred. If we are executing someone for a hideous crime, why do we want to be kind? We ought to make it hurt as much as possible.
by jeepnik
Fri May 31, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: 'Humane' execution...??
Replies: 16
Views: 244

Re: 'Humane' execution...??

The governor of my state just ordered the disassembly of the death chamber here. The French had a wonderfully quick and painless way. The guillotine was quick, effective and to date all indications are 100% effective. But as long as you have politicians and judges who allow their personal opinions t...
by jeepnik
Fri May 31, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AR-10
Replies: 21
Views: 428

Re: AR-10

By converting we don’t have to register as an assault rifle. Upper is in another state. When this gets overturned i can easily switch back.
by jeepnik
Thu May 30, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AR-10
Replies: 21
Views: 428

Re: AR-10

Converted my only AR to rimfire. That way it remains legal. So far anyway.
by jeepnik
Tue May 28, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The crew chief
Replies: 23
Views: 512

Re: The crew chief

But the conductor owns the train, not the engineer.
by jeepnik
Mon May 27, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Memorial day
Replies: 6
Views: 122

Re: Memorial day

My family has been phenomenally lucky. Every eligible male has served. Seen combat in every conflict since They immigrated. Yet, despite this only two have died in wartime. Both of my grandfathers. My dad’s dad died as a result of illness at the end of WWI. Spanish flu. My mom’s dad died of a heart ...
by jeepnik
Mon May 27, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The crew chief
Replies: 23
Views: 512

Re: The crew chief

What pilots forget is that crew chiefs are only lending them their aircraft.
by jeepnik
Mon May 27, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The door to nowhere
Replies: 28
Views: 485

Re: The door to nowhere

Pitchy, you ever see Mrs Winchester's house see wouldn't let the builders stop building and she had many such doors and stairways. Most likely she was a little special in her old age :D Actually, some schiester convinced her that if she stopped the ghosts of those killed with Winchester rifles woul...
by jeepnik
Thu May 23, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Straight Arrow
Replies: 3
Views: 218

Re: A Straight Arrow

by jeepnik
Thu May 23, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: US demo knife.
Replies: 22
Views: 608

Re: US demo knife.

If I’d have thought my USAF version was worth a plug nickel I would have kept it. Gave it away to a Thai airedale.
by jeepnik
Tue May 21, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Terre Haute IN 'Fight Crime - Shoot Back...'
Replies: 2
Views: 160

Re: Terre Haute IN 'Fight Crime - Shoot Back...'

Remember those Blood on the Highway movies? Maybe it would sink in if the government would rent some billboards and post great big photos of the wounds bad guys have received. Good ones like being gut shot with a shotgun. I'm not talking morgue shots, I'm talking crime scene photos.
by jeepnik
Tue May 21, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: US demo knife.
Replies: 22
Views: 608

Re: US demo knife.

Honestly I never liked those things. While I'm sure some found them useful for what I did a (actually eventually two) Buck Folding Hunter was more useful.
by jeepnik
Sun May 19, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hiking without a handgun.....
Replies: 18
Views: 650

Re: Hiking without a handgun.....

I would have had a 44 short barrel. But did not anyone have a staff, a knife, the capacity to improvise.... did they all just role over to get wacked ? "Attack, repeat attack" should be drilled into the mind of every American... but maybe they were "one worlders". In response all I can say is that ...
by jeepnik
Sat May 18, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sad night in the persion gulf.....
Replies: 12
Views: 610

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

Recent reading mentioned that 500# bombs were less than ideal for war ships. Heck Ole Billy Mitchell secretly switched to 1000# bombs during his testing. Seems the 1000# bombs not only had a lager explosive payload but penetrated deeper into the hull before detonation.
by jeepnik
Sat May 18, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hiking without a handgun.....
Replies: 18
Views: 650

Re: Hiking without a handgun.....

I'd have to check, but I seem to recall my BIL discovered that it was illegal to carry on the AT.
by jeepnik
Sat May 18, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This is Terrible!
Replies: 5
Views: 350

Re: This is Terrible!

I should send my cat to take care of the dog. He earns his keep, and when it comes to bearing arms, he's got claws on all four feet and a mouth full of sharp teeth.
by jeepnik
Fri May 17, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sad night in the persion gulf.....
Replies: 12
Views: 610

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

Hard to believe it was 1987. We should have nuked the entire region then. It would have saved untold American military and civilian lives.
by jeepnik
Tue May 14, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many of you
Replies: 29
Views: 668

Re: How many of you

Pretty much weekly. I have a number of ranges I pass by I usually stop in and if nothing else use my carry piece and ammo.
by jeepnik
Mon May 13, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: can 44-40 be loaded heavy in modern levers?
Replies: 17
Views: 505

Re: can 44-40 be loaded heavy in modern levers?

I would not exceed loading manual recommendations. If you think you need more energy switch to 44 mag or 444 Marlin
by jeepnik
Sun May 12, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bowie
Replies: 25
Views: 713

Re: Bowie

I checked that Randall web page a while back. Around 500 bucks and a 5 year wait. The price is good. That wait time is :| .should just bite the bullet. I know a knife shop that has a good selection of both new and used Randalls. It’s Nordic Kives. They are in Solvang, Ca. They have a good website n...
by jeepnik
Sun May 12, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bowie
Replies: 25
Views: 713

Re: Bowie

Bowies are nice. I have a few. But my favorite big knife blade form is the bolo. That big belly give a heck of a lot more cutting edge to slice through things needing slicing.
by jeepnik
Sun May 12, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: No wonder nobody believes the 'environmentalists'....
Replies: 27
Views: 856

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

You all realize that on numerous occasions the earth has gone through cataclysmic volcanic eruptions. Anyone of these has in a matter of days emitted more "green house gases" than man has in his entire time on this earth. And, guess what, we ain't freezing and we don't have gills. This old rock has ...
by jeepnik
Sat May 11, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For you older guys, what type of shooting glasses do you wear?
Replies: 22
Views: 349

Re: For you older guys, what type of shooting glasses do you wear?

Nice rifle but it’s been done on Marlin 1895’s. While a take down is convenient for some applications parts that come apart get lost at the worst possible time.
by jeepnik
Fri May 10, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For you older guys, what type of shooting glasses do you wear?
Replies: 22
Views: 349

Re: For you older guys, what type of shooting glasses do you wear?

I need glasses period. I tried contacts but never found them comfortable. Besides I work with chemicals and the last thing you want is to get splashed with a chemical wearing contacts. So I happen to have a pair of very expensive prescription safety glasses. These things are progressives with all of...
by jeepnik
Thu May 09, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Howdah you think of this?
Replies: 25
Views: 959

Re: Howdah you think of this?

piller wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:01 am
The muzzle flash would blind you.
And light the bad guy on fire.