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by Merle
Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ain't That America.......
Replies: 14
Views: 297

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: 332

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: 332

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: 266

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: 315

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: 344

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: 208

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: 538

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: 503

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: 550

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: 227

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: 364

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: 391

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: 558

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: 573

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: 573

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: 1229

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: 456

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: 620

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: 1229

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: 316

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: 423

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: 1076

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: 371

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: 1486

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: 950

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: 793

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: 2375

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: 1770

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: 1897

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: 584

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: 947

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: 1050

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: 1050

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: 1050

Re: Anaconda crossing the road

personally I would have run it over - then backed up to see if it was dead!!! :evil:
by Merle
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anaconda crossing the road
Replies: 23
Views: 1050

Re: Anaconda crossing the road

2ndovc wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:08 pm
Bet they don't have a lot of small pets in that neighborhood! :shock:

jb 8)

not any more!!! :shock:
by Merle
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A UK Fox for Nath...
Replies: 7
Views: 507

Re: A UK Fox for Nath...

Keeley gets my vote! :mrgreen:
by Merle
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jaguar in the tall grass - again
Replies: 16
Views: 1018

Re: Jaguar in the tall grass - again

gamekeeper wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:01 pm
That's what I'd call " too close for comfort "...... :shock:


I'd be ready for new underwear!!! :shock:
by Merle
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I always knew crows were SMART...
Replies: 4
Views: 396

Re: I always knew crows were SMART...

Makes a good case for a Savage over/under, don't it? :lol:
by Merle
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gun Control... "Who Do You Trust..."
Replies: 6
Views: 620

Re: Gun Control... "Who Do You Trust..."

JerryB wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:28 pm
That makes a lot of sense to me. Reckon I'll look for some more of her work.

yep, good idea!
by Merle
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some photos from Blighty.
Replies: 25
Views: 1074

Re: Some photos from Blighty.

Nice pictures. I wish more of your countrymen would participate.
by Merle
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It hurts a bit. But its all good
Replies: 14
Views: 994

Re: It hurts a bit. But its all good

yep, you did a good thing... :D
by Merle
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shovels and Rakes and.....
Replies: 29
Views: 2017

Re: Shovels and Rakes and.....

I leave snakes be in the outdoors, around the house is different. They get whatever is handy, usually a shovel, sometimes a 410 with birdshot. No way snakes can intercept bullets, they aren't faster than mongooses, I don't think their even faster than cats, neither of them can bite incoming bullets...
by Merle
Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shovels and Rakes and.....
Replies: 29
Views: 2017

Re: Shovels and Rakes and.....

My Grandparents were death on ALL snakes. Too bad. Grandpa claimed that if you aimed a .22 short at a copperhead's head that he was so fast that he would strike at it and get himself kilt....I suspect he was always smiling a bit when he said that. :wink: there's a nugget of truth there. I recall on...
by Merle
Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "The Wedding Ceremony"
Replies: 8
Views: 651

Re: "The Wedding Ceremony"

now that was a great one !!! :lol:
by Merle
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: These guys had guts...
Replies: 3
Views: 500

Re: These guys had guts...

There aren't many - but we need them even more today.... :x
by Merle
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .25-35
Replies: 18
Views: 1269

Re: .25-35

I have a TC Contender super 14 in 25-35; I wonder how these would perform in a slightly shorter barrel? :?:
by Merle
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: IMR 3031 Replacement
Replies: 15
Views: 1070

Re: IMR 3031 Replacement

I've had good luck with CFE223 in my Grendels , but I drop it from the meter relatively close to the desired charge weight and then trickle in more as the pan sits on the scale . Not saying it doesn't meter close enough I just prefer to weight the charge most times . For loading the small quantity ...
by Merle
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The ideal 'if only one gun' carbine...
Replies: 57
Views: 4532

Re: The ideal 'if only one gun' carbine...

My one is gonna be atleast THREE ! AR-15 in 6.5 Grendel , Ruger #3 that was a 44 MAG and is now a more personable 444 and my newest Parker EH 10 gauge (this one does very well with lead shot , Bismuth , buck shot and slugs . Oops I shoulda said four I want my 1911 also . HMMM, having trouble with t...
by Merle
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The ideal 'if only one gun' carbine...
Replies: 57
Views: 4532

Re: The ideal 'if only one gun' carbine...

My one is gonna be atleast THREE ! AR-15 in 6.5 Grendel , Ruger #3 that was a 44 MAG and is now a more personable 444 and my newest Parker EH 10 gauge (this one does very well with lead shot , Bismuth , buck shot and slugs . Oops I shoulda said four I want my 1911 also . HMMM, having trouble with t...