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by stretch
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No cashiers at Lowes, Home Depot
Replies: 8
Views: 292

Re: No cashiers at Lowes, Home Depot

The big retailers are trying to get us to use these self checkout lanes more and more. I simply refuse. Not only are you taking someone's job away, they don't sanitize those things between customers. And they always, always, always have problems. The fastest way to check out is cash. Exact change is...
by stretch
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: They have gone to far.
Replies: 6
Views: 267

Re: They have gone to far.

Yep - let's rewrite history so that those idiots who neither understand nor have read any history aren't offended.

This PC nonsense is beyond ridiculous.

-Stretch
by stretch
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Im in love.
Replies: 24
Views: 451

Re: Im in love.

They're built to be ridden, Pitchy! I've heard tell that the first trip down a gravel road on a newly restored bike doesn't hurt that badly.......... One of the cool things about old iron is that it IS repairable, repaintable, and restorable. Some the modern plastic bits and coatings are simply not ...
by stretch
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Red dots and sixguns: just how far?
Replies: 11
Views: 257

Re: Red dots and sixguns: just how far?

In a previous post on this board, there was a link to Jerry Miculek busting
a balloon at 1,000 yards with a 44 Magnum sporting a red dot of some sort.

Your mileage may vary....... :lol:

-Stretch
by stretch
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Today's senior moment
Replies: 8
Views: 292

Re: Today's senior moment

I almost did that with Desitin in my 20s.

The smell fortunately warned me in time.....

-Stretch
by stretch
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Im in love.
Replies: 24
Views: 451

Re: Im in love.

I'm wearing my 1941 Indian 441 T-Shirt right now. :D https://ride-ct.com/oberhauser-originals-capture-motorcyclings-past/ This lady makes great stuff. My son and I got some at the Owl's Head Motorcycle Show last labor Day weekend. If you're ever down on Mid-Coast Maine that weekend, there are hundre...
by stretch
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: from Robert Ruark
Replies: 8
Views: 330

Re: from Robert Ruark

Related Quote: “A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.” ― Bob Dylan And there's A LOT to be said for woods loafin'...... fishermen in particular understand this. :lol: -Stretch
by stretch
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How did henry get so popular?
Replies: 37
Views: 1315

Re: How did henry get so popular?

So I put my money where my mouth is and bought younger son a Henry 22.

He loves it! :D

So does Dad..... :mrgreen:

-Stretch
by stretch
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .177 junior air rifle.
Replies: 12
Views: 209

Re: .177 junior air rifle.

A crow mag in the boiler room and squirrels dont go more than 25 feet Those Crow Magnum pellets are excellent. I also like the RWS pointed pellets for hunting. They penetrate really, really well. I nailed a woodchuck right behind the ear with one of them a coupla years back. DRT - only twitched a l...
by stretch
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ammo Storage - might apply to 'truck gun' situation
Replies: 9
Views: 266

Re: Ammo Storage - might apply to 'truck gun' situation

Man, there are many other things I'd worry about. If you're really worried, use a little nail polish to seal around the primer pocket and the case/bullet juncture. You could store your ammo underwater after that............ I've shot Korean surplus 30-06 which worked just fine. I'd bet A LOT of mone...
by stretch
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question / POLL
Replies: 95
Views: 1034

Re: Question / POLL

I'm 59.

Compared to most of you, I got into the shooting game VERY late in life - 38 or so.

-Stretch
by stretch
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A little sawmilling
Replies: 50
Views: 1407

Re: A little sawmilling

....but as with all things that are old like ourselves breakdowns seem to happen more often.
Man, ain't THAT the truth!

-Stretch
by stretch
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ohio plague numbers, an overview
Replies: 16
Views: 408

Re: Ohio plague numbers, an overview

This pandemic hasn't changed my behavior all that much, I've found. I tend to dislike crowds and traffic anyway, so social distancing - which along with hand washing is the most effective defense against this virus - isn't a major problem for me. The only REAL change is cancelling motorbike trips. W...
by stretch
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: current commieflu info
Replies: 19
Views: 491

Re: current commieflu info

...... and their gals ain't all that kissable anymore......some are OK but most are downright well...not what they used to be...... Wow - Sixgun, you ain't usually noted for your diplomacy - but I detected a wee bit here! :shock: :lol: :lol: :lol: -Stretch
by stretch
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dame Vera Lynn.
Replies: 13
Views: 411

Re: Dame Vera Lynn.

Wow! 103...

She was a HUGE morale booster during WWII for those across the pond.

My favorite Vera Lynn video...... :)
I just love those snarling Merlins as accompaniment.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUx3MU9iM6c

-Stretch
by stretch
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Revolver I Picked Up 1851 RM Conversion
Replies: 25
Views: 599

Re: New Revolver I Picked Up 1851 RM Conversion

I always liked the lines of the RM conversion - particularly with the longer barrel.

And with Uberti's Charcoal Blue finish. Not so durable perhaps, but a very pretty
revolver.

-Stretch
by stretch
Fri May 29, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sure hard to get away from China
Replies: 18
Views: 667

Re: Sure hard to get away from China

In many cases it's not an issue of shopping around till you find something made in America. There is nothing made in America to replace it with That's true. Try to buy running shoes made in America. Or a light bulb. With very few exceptions, it's now illegal to manufacture an incandescent light bul...
by stretch
Wed May 27, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best yo stian in Curly Maple
Replies: 20
Views: 694

Re: Best yo stian in Curly Maple

In a previous life, I made and repaired high-end musical instruments. We used - I am not kidding - Miss Clairol! Boxwood, some rosewoods, and maple reacted pretty well to this treatment. One dye, (#45?) approximated a nitric acid stain, which is very traditional. Nitric acid fumes give a beautiful c...
by stretch
Tue May 26, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nickel plated brass
Replies: 11
Views: 533

Re: Nickel plated brass

I think it has more to do with reloading technique than anything else. It may work harden more than regular brass, but if you bell to the absolute minimum to start bullets, that's enough, IMO. I'm inclined to agree. Bell JUST enough so that it doesn't shave lead, or to start your jacketed/plated bu...
by stretch
Sun May 17, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shorty 10 gauge
Replies: 13
Views: 618

Re: Shorty 10 gauge

Wow! :o

Don't have to be too particular about the load with that thing, now do ya?

Take out half the neighborhood with your first shot, though.....

-Stretch
by stretch
Sun May 17, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How did henry get so popular?
Replies: 37
Views: 1315

Re: How did henry get so popular?

Henrys are made in AMERICA. You're right! :D I alluded to that, but didn't explicitly state it..... They used to source all of their walnut from Missouri. Don't know if they still do. Mr. Imperato makes a huge effort to keep things in this country and keep Americans employed. I'm sure the rifles co...
by stretch
Sun May 17, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming Events
Replies: 6
Views: 361

Re: Upcoming Events

Yeah, Joe - that Browns thing is disturbing..... :shock:

-Stretch
by stretch
Sun May 17, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: CV19 Vaccine
Replies: 42
Views: 1449

Re: CV19 Vaccine

Personally, if they can show a vaccine that is effective and safe, then I'm all for it. But knowing how the FDA works, I'm going to have to see it in action for several years to see if it works without significant maleffects. I simply don't trust the FDA, the government, or the big pharmaceutical co...
by stretch
Sun May 17, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How did henry get so popular?
Replies: 37
Views: 1315

Re: How did henry get so popular?

Henry's probably so popular for a couple of reasons. 1. They're interested in making guns. Their primary focus is not making shareholders a 10% return in a 2% economy. 2. They make really nice guns at reasonable prices. 3. Their customer service is terrific. They're interested in their customers and...
by stretch
Mon May 11, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This guy is just plain down-home FUN....!
Replies: 10
Views: 661

Re: This guy is just plain down-home FUN....!

"Had one of the big food service cans of baked beans that had expired. I decided to shoot it with a 45/70. Was only about 10 yards away when I fired. The can disappeared in shreds, I had time to think "Wow! How cool is that!" when the contents started raining down on me. Had to clean the gun, my shi...
by stretch
Sun May 10, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ain`t it purdy
Replies: 19
Views: 694

Re: Ain`t it purdy

Snow hasn't all melted from yesterday yet.

Cloudy and 40 with a raw, gusty breeze out of the WNW here in central Maine.

They're threatening sun later with a high near 50, but we'll have to see.

-Stretch
by stretch
Sun May 10, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Right Handed Kid with Dominant Left Eye
Replies: 24
Views: 531

Re: Right Handed Kid with Dominant Left Eye

Hey, thanks for all the replies! (I never really realized how many badly mismatched, screwed up folks were on this forum...... :o :lol: :lol: :D ) But seriously, I think I'll just hand him a couple of 22s and point him in the right direction and see what's comfortable for him. There seems to be no r...
by stretch
Sat May 09, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Right Handed Kid with Dominant Left Eye
Replies: 24
Views: 531

Right Handed Kid with Dominant Left Eye

Good Morning, All! A beautiful Maine spring morning with about 2 inches of heavy, wet snow, and a nice, raw breeze out of the north-west. Still coming down at a pretty fair clip. My youngest kid is right-handed and left-eye dominant. Anybody have experience with that situation? Do we have him shoot ...
by stretch
Sat May 02, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lawnmower Engines....
Replies: 49
Views: 1529

Re: Lawnmower Engines....

I've always had great luck with Tecumseh in the old Craftsman self-propelled mowers. About 5 years ago, I was given an old one, got it running, and now use it as a brush cutter in ditches and the woods. Works great! Change the old frequently, especially when new. My "good" Craftsman is probably a de...
by stretch
Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Free Admission To Sea World
Replies: 5
Views: 315

Re: Free Admission To Sea World

Free Admission? Sounds fishy...

On the other hand, it could be a whale of a deal.....
by stretch
Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's Your Reloading Setup Worth Today if You Had to Replace it?
Replies: 23
Views: 720

Re: What's Your Reloading Setup Worth Today if You Had to Replace it?

$3K to $4K anyway.

Like many (most?) folks, I picked it up a little bit at a time over many years.

Some of the stuff is older than I am. The only set of 30-06 dies I own is probably
70 years old. Still work fine, too.

-Stretch
by stretch
Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruger GP100 .44
Replies: 22
Views: 1233

Re: Ruger GP100 .44

A GP-100 in .44 Special. I can't think of one thing wrong with that phrase.
The 44 special is still one helluva cartridge....

-Stretch
by stretch
Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Generator Recommendations?
Replies: 20
Views: 642

Re: Generator Recommendations?

Yeah, that well pump bogs the little generator when it kicks in. It always starts it, though. I just don't want either it or the well pump to die in the middle of a power outage because the genset's too small. You're right - pumps and motors can REALLY draw power when they start - especially under l...
by stretch
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Generator Recommendations?
Replies: 20
Views: 642

Re: Generator Recommendations?

Jay, your setup doesn't sound much different than in terms of electric loads. At my old house I used to backfeed from the garage after hitting the main breaker. AT this house the previous owner had the hookup done for the generator with the correct plug and breaker that isolates the house from the g...
by stretch
Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sewing Machine Chair
Replies: 17
Views: 427

Re: Sewing Machine Chair

Cool chair - almost looks like a throne! 8)

The cobbler I use still uses a treadle sewing machine.
Gives him lots of control over what he's doing and
how fast he's doing it.

-Stretch
by stretch
Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's the holdover at 1,000 yards for a 44 Magnum...?
Replies: 31
Views: 1038

Re: What's the holdover at 1,000 yards for a 44 Magnum...?

That looks like a fun afternoon at the range. :-) 8)

And he IS entertaining!

-Stretch
by stretch
Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: IRS Tax Refunds Are Coming In
Replies: 13
Views: 455

Re: IRS Tax Refunds Are Coming In

Why are people who are still fully employed getting checks from the Government? Sounds like election year
politics to me.
Ya think?! :shock:

That and corporate welfare.....

-Stretch
by stretch
Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: IRS Tax Refunds Are Coming In
Replies: 13
Views: 455

Re: IRS Tax Refunds Are Coming In

I don't like anybody in my bank account.

I'll believe the check when I see it.

Is this gonna be taxable as well?

-Stretch
by stretch
Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: new vs. used.
Replies: 18
Views: 841

Re: new vs. used.

Most of the stuff I buy works pretty well - new or used. And I've gotten some terrific stuff used at good prices, including a Bonanza press. There have been some notable exceptions, though. A Rossi revolver and a late-model Hi-Power are two that come to mind. Both needed significant work to be usabl...
by stretch
Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Generator Recommendations?
Replies: 20
Views: 642

Re: Generator Recommendations?

Yeah Tycer, that little generator just sips fuel.

The big ones guzzle the stuff in comparison - even at a light load.

-Stretch
by stretch
Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Berry's Plated bullets - 357 158gr. HP
Replies: 9
Views: 444

Re: Berry's Plated bullets - 357 158gr. HP

Stretch, The data you have is from the old Winchester loading data pamphlets as far back as the early 1970s. 4.3grs was the standard load and 4.5grs was the +P load. I have loaded pounds of 231 in 38 Spcls with both lead and plated bullets at both levels with great results. Joe Close, Joe! Old Hodg...
by stretch
Mon Apr 13, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Berry's Plated bullets - 357 158gr. HP
Replies: 9
Views: 444

Re: Berry's Plated bullets - 357 158gr. HP

Thanks for the info, gents. OldWin, I'm thinking about 4.5 - 4.6 gr. of 231, ('cuz I've got lots of it!), which would give about 900 fps - not too different than your Unique load. I carefully trimmed all of the test cases within a thou or two, and I'm thinking I'll crimp just enough to take the flar...
by stretch
Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Berry's Plated bullets - 357 158gr. HP
Replies: 9
Views: 444

Berry's Plated bullets - 357 158gr. HP

Anyone have any pet loads for 38 Special with these?

I'm looking at +P loads.

Thanks!

-tom
by stretch
Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Generator Recommendations?
Replies: 20
Views: 642

Generator Recommendations?

Good Morning! Yet again, we lost power for a few days after a storm. This is always a pain in the neck, and it happens with distressing frequency these days. I have a small Champion portable generator - 3500 Watts. Its' just about big enough to run the well pump if nothing else is on, and maybe the ...
by stretch
Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 33 degrees north.....
Replies: 6
Views: 286

Re: 33 degrees north.....

We had 8-10" of heavy, wet snow here in Central Maine on Thursday. Power was out until Saturday night. No major damage here, but lost a maple, a spruce, and a bunch of limbs. So it's not all bleak - we have some more firewood for next year. :lol: 50s today with rain and supposedly some high winds. I...
by stretch
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Great Customer service.
Replies: 3
Views: 462

Re: Great Customer service.

Natchez is a GREAT company to deal with. :D

-Stretch
by stretch
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help - Bullets shaving.
Replies: 9
Views: 517

Re: Help - Bullets shaving.

Have you got a batch of REALLY soft bullets?

-Stretch
by stretch
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Miss a Whole Month of Learning..."
Replies: 10
Views: 454

Re: "Miss a Whole Month of Learning..."

Now having said that, I will NEVER learn how to hang wallpaper.....!!!
I hear ya, Doc!

Wallpaper is EVIL. And the whole mess is made so much worse by the fact that NO HOUSE
EVER BUILT is square and plumb.

-Strerch
by stretch
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Worried About the Elderly...
Replies: 10
Views: 501

Re: Worried About the Elderly...

Who the heck is that old guy looking back at me?!?
Ain't it the truth. That mirror thing can be brutal.....

"Wow, that guy's old....$&*^%*! - That's ME!!!" :shock:

I'm glad that I don't feel as old as I look, though.

-Stretch
by stretch
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help - Bullets shaving.
Replies: 9
Views: 517

Re: Help - Bullets shaving.

Coupla things to look at methinks: 1. Are you flaring the case necks? If not, you'll shave lead bullets, but jackteted may seat okay. 2. Check the diameter of the expander in your 38 special sizing die. It may be a thou or 2 smaller than the older die. I have two sizes for my 7.62 x 39 die set depen...