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by Merle
Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Found these girls today
Replies: 6
Views: 331

Re: Found these girls today

BigSky56 wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:26 pm
Was out wolf hunting today and on the way home about a mile from the house I saw 4 cows and 2 calves, which have the reddish brown rump. They were about 100 yds off the road. danny
DSCF1362.JPG

nice! :D
by Merle
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruger 32-20/32 H&R Convertible
Replies: 24
Views: 357

Re: Ruger 32-20/32 H&R Convertible

Picked this one up today great shape, one of the 200 done for Buckeye . Gearing up to reload, very beefy cylinder wall .14", between the cylinders .2". Measuring the cylinder mouth and bore measurements I think these are actually 30-20s as John Taffin said TC did. Thanks to Sixgun for contributing ...
by Merle
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old Skeeter Skelton article ........
Replies: 7
Views: 343

Re: Old Skeeter Skelton article ........

You know a guys wisdom is legit when you read his article 40+ years after it was published and you find it just as well informed now as it was then. http://www.huntertradertrapper.com/whats-the-best-trail-gun-for-you-by-skeeter-skelton/ And with that I am off to scout my fall hunting grounds …… wit...
by Merle
Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You know what really turns a bland nylon uncle Mikes holster into a item you can be proud of?
Replies: 8
Views: 309

Re: You know what really turns a bland nylon uncle Mikes holster into a item you can be proud of?

wm wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:59 am
You know what really turns a bland nylon uncle Mikes holster into a item you can be proud of? A bedazzler & the imagination and hard work of a 7 year old!

https://www.getbedazzler.com/


If you got it, you gotta flaunt it!!!!

:lol:

Wm

pics or it didn't happen! :mrgreen:
by Merle
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .32 Associates.......
Replies: 52
Views: 2160

Re: In memory of mister......

I doubt enough people know about the .32 Special for there to be enough interest that any manufacturer would make a run of them. Too bad. I never knew about them until it was practically too late. Maybe I can find a used .30-30 cheap enough for a conversion to be worth the effort. I know, there is ...
by Merle
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stumping Dear Abby
Replies: 7
Views: 332

Re: Stumping Dear Abby

TraderVic wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:56 pm
Remember, these people can vote...and drive.


Hmmm.........I'm not too worried about their driving.
The fact that these people vote is what's scary.

AMEN to that !!! :roll:
by Merle
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It's all about attitude
Replies: 8
Views: 433

Re: It's all about attitude

Bill in Oregon wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:26 am
God bless this soldier and the message he shares.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgQkh1_cACE
it really hurt to watch this, but thanks for posting :(
by Merle
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tube channels.....
Replies: 8
Views: 313

Re: Tube channel.....

Anybody else watch this guy ? https://m.youtube.com/channel/UC6QH13V2o68zynSa0hZy9uQ Adamant about his opinions without seeming internet commando dweebish. His preferred bullet test media seems a bit improviso guerilla but is possibly more realistic than the ubiquitous jello. yes, and he doesn't tr...
by Merle
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I was gonna participate in the Gun Buyback.....
Replies: 5
Views: 315

Re: I was gonna participate in the Gun Buyback.....

Booger Bill wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:17 pm
Where`s that like button!

I'm looking too :o
by Merle
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 7mm to 338 to 45/70
Replies: 13
Views: 395

Re: 7mm to 338 to 45/70

GunnyMack wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:05 am
You make good points as to tooth fang and claw bullets need to hit and keep going. However, nosler partitions or swift a frames would probably have worked but no body in their right mind would want to find out?!
Thanks for sharing your experiences !
I'll second this! :shock:
by Merle
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Japanese, Pearl Harbor, and Their 3 Huge Mistakes
Replies: 34
Views: 861

Re: The Japanese, Pearl Harbor, and Their 3 Huge Mistakes

1894cfan wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:34 pm
It wasn't mentioned, but mistake number 4 was.....ALL of our aircraft carriers were away at sea at the time!!
and # 5 was not knocking out the sub pens, especially considering how much damage our subs did early in the war...
by Merle
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "How to Wash a Cat"
Replies: 13
Views: 466

Re: "How to Wash a Cat"

AJMD429 wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:53 am
An oldie but goodie....

I always like sharing it with cat-lovers........I find out about 12.4% of them have a sense of humor...... :lol:

that many :D
by Merle
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tape in scope rings ?
Replies: 3
Views: 233

Re: Tape in scope rings ?

Pete44ru wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:16 pm
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Some ring manufacturer's do that to prevent scope slippage. . :)

.

seen this many times......
by Merle
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I wonder what these pilots are seeing...???
Replies: 34
Views: 1160

Re: I wonder what these pilots are seeing...???

AJMD429 wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:51 pm
https://youtu.be/twtIvoKrYy0?t=1631

nothing there - looks like the vid has been pulled :?:
by Merle
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Married vs Single Women...
Replies: 7
Views: 694

Re: Married vs Single Women...

Didn't work for my wife of 47 years - she barely made it to 100 lbs...... :roll:
by Merle
Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ain't That America.......
Replies: 14
Views: 554

Re: Ain't That America.......

Yesterday We took a road trip over to Western Pa to Saegertown to the antique engine show. Five bucks admission . It was 90*. hundreds of old tractors, huge hit & miss engines, belt driven machine shop ,sawmill, tractor pull, Good reasonable food at the concession stand. hundreds of people All Happ...
by Merle
Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oh I was bad.
Replies: 23
Views: 498

Re: Oh I was bad.

Very nice - you done good!!! :D
by Merle
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oh I was bad.
Replies: 23
Views: 498

Re: Oh I was bad.

fordwannabe wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:20 pm
I was a very bad boy today details to follow but the numbers 1886 33, 1894 25/20 and 1895 30-40 may give a clue as to how bad I was.

pics, or it didn't happen..... :mrgreen:
by Merle
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prewar mauser
Replies: 9
Views: 329

Re: Prewar mauser

. That's a very nice lightweight (note the raised wood around the action) sporting rifle with DST's. IMO, the only thing to do is find out if the 8x57 barrel has the early (.318" 8x57J) or the later (.323" 8x57JS/S-bore) bore size. IIRC, commercial 8x57 ammo is all .323" (since 1905) Please be care...
by Merle
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prince Rupert’s Drop
Replies: 8
Views: 385

Re: Prince Rupert’s Drop

Shasta wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:02 am
I had never heard of a Prince Rupert's Drop, nor would I have believed such a small amount of glass could be so tough. I certainly learned something today! Thanks for the links, Tycer. :D

Shasta

add me to the "totally amazed" list...... :o
by Merle
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New levergunner arrived yesterday.
Replies: 20
Views: 457

Re: New levergunner arrived yesterday.

My first Grandson was born yesterday morning a little before noon. Bennett Lloyd was 21.5 inches and a little over 10 pounds. Big hands and feet just like his Daddy. My son is 6’ 4” with size 16 shoes. Momma and baby are doing well. Visiting today the little fella nursed three times from 10:00 to 1...
by Merle
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trans-
Replies: 5
Views: 259

Re: Trans-

Bill in Oregon wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:06 am
Also makes perfect sense to me, suffering from creeping girth syndrome ...

:lol:

there seems to be a lot of that going around lately... :lol:
by Merle
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Idiots
Replies: 14
Views: 637

Re: Idiots

3leggedturtle wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:27 pm
I've met a few guys over the years that talk about taking some, good sound shots, was always glad i had my own land to hunt.

I only ever met one - and I told him to be very quiet when he left, as I also take sound shots.
He got very pale, and tip toed away.... :twisted:
by Merle
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grandpa Said....
Replies: 16
Views: 584

Re: Grandpa Said....

Among many other things, that you couldn't miss shooting at a snake if you aim at his head because it would see the bullet coming and strike at it, and get kilt....Grandpas could come up with the damdust stuff. Also said all you needed for rabbit hunting was a salt shaker. How many you old geezers ...
by Merle
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Win 92 25/20 project rifle
Replies: 17
Views: 619

Re: Win 92 25/20 project rifle

Booger Bill wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:50 pm
I would have it converted to .256 Win mag.

How is ammo availability for .256? :?:
by Merle
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quote of the Week
Replies: 2
Views: 248

Re: Quote of the Week

3leggedturtle wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:25 am
I may die on my knees, but I'll be up to my waist in brass! Todd/3leg

and hopefully surrounded by the bodies of your enemies!!! :evil:
by Merle
Thu May 23, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I love stories with happy endings ......
Replies: 7
Views: 403

Re: I love stories with happy endings ......

wm wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 4:28 pm
https://762precision.com/2013/12/14/mar ... remington/

I think I may just copy this guys inlay work on the stock …… I have that Iver Johnson shotgun I just picked up as a practice piece …… maybe some rabbit prints? Or bird tracks?

Wm

I like it! :D
by Merle
Sat May 04, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on this bullet, for .45 Colt?
Replies: 12
Views: 421

Re: Thoughts on this bullet, for .45 Colt?

Looks good, but your gun will have to make the final decision..... :|
by Merle
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My new .250-3000 was delivered today
Replies: 12
Views: 597

Re: My new .250-3000 was delivered today

I have a Ruger ultra light in .250 Savage - it's a real joy for an old man to carry...... :mrgreen:
by Merle
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Over heard at hardware store ......
Replies: 14
Views: 656

Re: Over heard at hardware store ......

let's not be too quick to judge Grandpa - there are many reasons that may have prevented his passing along the knowledge, perhaps the grandsons family lived far away, and the opportunity wasn't there until they moved back - or grandson was spending the summer. perhaps Dad wouldn't allow it, because ...
by Merle
Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Over heard at hardware store ......
Replies: 14
Views: 656

Re: Over heard at hardware store ......

Older gentlemen who seemed to be there with his teen age grandson who was looking at a kit you assemble to create a work bench out of 2X4"s. "If you need a kit and directions to build a work bench, then you have no business needing a work bench." I stopped, locked eyes with the old gent, smiled and...
by Merle
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This Could Apply to Many Levergunners...
Replies: 24
Views: 1292

Re: This Could Apply to Many Levergunners...

...I guess I am just a dinosaur but if you believe in family, have faith in God, believe in the 2nd Amendment, defend Trump and dislike what is going on around this country, it is hard not to say things that stir the pot or make others mad. But what the heck, I am to old to worry about it. I could ...
by Merle
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is it?
Replies: 9
Views: 490

Re: What is it?

trench binoculars from WW1
by Merle
Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One TOUGH Marine
Replies: 12
Views: 673

Re: One TOUGH Marine

what an incredible story! :shock:
by Merle
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This Could Apply to Many Levergunners...
Replies: 24
Views: 1292

Re: This Could Apply to Many Levergunners...

Offending snowflakes makes me feel like I've done a good thing!!! :lol:
by Merle
Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ferlach 95 Steyr
Replies: 6
Views: 349

Re: Ferlach 95 Steyr

very nice!!!
by Merle
Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: weak side carry
Replies: 10
Views: 449

Re: weak side carry

don't know if tou'd be interested, but Charter Arms makes a left handed revolver.
by Merle
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 130 gr. Speer Hot Core Flat Nose Bullet
Replies: 27
Views: 1176

Re: 130 gr. Speer Hot Core Flat Nose Bullet

Back in my IHMSA days, I used this bullet in a 10" Contender.
It worked pretty well, even on those 200 meter rams.
by Merle
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Parable for Sunday
Replies: 4
Views: 383

Re: A Parable for Sunday

sounds like somebody is doing cheap drugs... :o
by Merle
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: earthquake casualty
Replies: 29
Views: 1552

Re: earthquake casualty

That's a crying shame! Looks like a clean break, should glue up fine. Might need a couple pins through the wrist but they would be visible, would draw attention to the break. A competent smith should be able to fix it, if not find a furniture maker or antique restorer if you recess the pins and put...
by Merle
Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hunting photo time again.
Replies: 20
Views: 1008

Re: Hunting photo time again.

Most Americans think snipe do not exist. Snipe hunting here usually is a joke played upon an unsuspecting person. It sort of explains why so many over here are never starting in hunting. I had that trick played on me when I was a Boy Scout - it took a long time before I learned there is such a thin...
by Merle
Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Words of Advice for 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 829

Re: Words of Advice for 2019

only the weak cave in !!! :mrgreen:
by Merle
Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I think I'm on the hill...
Replies: 65
Views: 2518

Re: I think I'm on the hill...

Camel73 wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:45 pm
Well, 45 now and moving slower these days lol, and mornings seem to take about twice as long as I remember.... Maybe it's time for a heating pad or something..

Any advice from the weathered?

watch out - that miserable cliff isn't far away!!! :cry:
by Merle
Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Difference Between Men and Women
Replies: 28
Views: 1859

Re: Difference Between Men and Women

AJMD429 wrote:
Mon Dec 24, 2018 5:57 pm
BrianSH wrote:
Mon Dec 24, 2018 5:28 pm
In another version, the husband is thinking why the motorcycle won't kick over.
I saw one where he's fretting over why his reloads weren't as accurate as usual.... :D
and one about missing a ten point buck... :mrgreen:
by Merle
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What y'all payin' for gas?
Replies: 57
Views: 2055

Re: What y'all payin' for gas?

western PA - $2.49 for 87 octane :D
by Merle
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Value of a custom mauser rifle.
Replies: 10
Views: 634

Re: Value of a custom mauser rifle.

the typical answer I hear is "about half what yo put into it"
seems pretty close around here...
by Merle
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Yam Speechless
Replies: 21
Views: 997

Re: I Yam Speechless

. My oldest Grandson is a Design Engineer @ the Electric Boat division of General Dynamics (a US defense contractor that builds submarines). He has gifted me with a belt-buckle sized plaque. Each boat's commemorative plaque is made from the same steel as the keel of the relevant boat, and awarded t...
by Merle
Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anaconda crossing the road
Replies: 23
Views: 1131

Re: Anaconda crossing the road

AJMD429 wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:26 pm
I wouldn't kill one, but I'd sure try to AVOID them though...and I'm thinking they probably aren't as shy as the normal-sized snakes where I live...!

Anything that is known to kill people gets no mercy from me :evil:
by Merle
Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anaconda crossing the road
Replies: 23
Views: 1131

Re: Anaconda crossing the road

Bill in Oregon wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:42 pm
I'm no snake lover, but they have a grandeur and beauty all their own. God put them here for a reason. I'd hate to hit one.

God put mosquitoes here too, does that mean you won't kill one of them?
by Merle
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anaconda crossing the road
Replies: 23
Views: 1131

Re: Anaconda crossing the road

personally I would have run it over - then backed up to see if it was dead!!! :evil: