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by stretch
Sat May 25, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New co-ax press
Replies: 6
Views: 133

Re: New co-ax press

I bought an old Bonanza press years ago.

It's excellent.

Most of the Forster stuff fits fine.

-Stretch
by stretch
Sun May 19, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hero
Replies: 3
Views: 232

Re: Hero

Piller, I get around the "you're out of free stories" this way: 1. I use several different browsers. 2. When I've read enough in one browser, I go to Google Chrome, delete my history, and try a different browser. It seems to work most of the time. Jeff Bezos can afford to let me read for free, now c...
by stretch
Wed May 15, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hero
Replies: 3
Views: 232

Hero

Wow! And he made it to age 98.

-Stretch

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/ob ... 33973fd887
by stretch
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help picking my Birthday Present....
Replies: 7
Views: 194

Re: Help picking my Birthday Present....

At one time wasn't this forum concerned with leverguns?!


:lol:

-Stretch
by stretch
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So you think you've got troubles?
Replies: 11
Views: 407

Re: So you think you've got troubles?

Wow.

No anasthetic.

And it didn't get infected.

-Stretch
by stretch
Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Now this is just so cool!
Replies: 8
Views: 281

Re: Now this is just so cool!

Can you imagine the torque on that shared wing...? I wan't the only one who thought that, I see. Joining the tails would make a MUCH stronger structure. But perhaps since the payload is carried there, there's a logistical reason not to do that. Maybe they're afraid that the released payload will hi...
by stretch
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Dad's old 1945 sporterized Jungle carbine
Replies: 10
Views: 332

Re: My Dad's old 1945 sporterized Jungle carbine

That's very, very cool. 8)

I wouldn't change a thing.

-Stretch
by stretch
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Leverguns in New Zealand!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 428

Re: Leverguns in New Zealand!!!

Best of luck to you Kiwis! Do you have to register all of your guns in the land of the Long White Cloud yet? If not, I'm inclined to listen to Sixgun - ignore 'em. They tried gun registration in Canada awhile back, and it was a spectacular failure. The citizens simply ignored the government. No gun ...
by stretch
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: USAF is retiring the remaining revolvers.......
Replies: 8
Views: 461

Re: USAF is retiring the remaining revolvers.......

Ya know, I think the 38 Special with +P or +P+ loads with a 158 gr. LSWHP bullet at something like 900fps would be enough at close quarters. Much of the 38's failure is, I think, attributable to LRN bullets at very modest velocities of 700 fps or thereabouts. (A 357 is, of course a better option! :l...
by stretch
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Soliciting more opinions ..... this time on after market magazines
Replies: 9
Views: 238

Re: Soliciting more opinions ..... this time on after market magazines

MecGar is a gold standard for magazines. Many manufacturers subcontract them to make “factory” magazines. They make an excellent magazine.
Yep. I wouldn't hesitate to use on of their magazines in anything.

-Stretch
by stretch
Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 86 yr. old WWII sniper
Replies: 4
Views: 286

Re: 86 yr. old WWII sniper

Wow....
by stretch
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Great Obit...He Might Have Been One Of "Us"....
Replies: 6
Views: 234

Re: Great Obit...He Might Have Been One Of "Us"....

Helluva nice obituary...

(I hope mine's as entertaining....)

Sounds like he would have fit in here just fine.

-Stretch
by stretch
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sucks to be Dicks Sporting Goods
Replies: 21
Views: 492

Re: Sucks to be Dicks Sporting Goods

To me, Dick's has always been an overpriced purveyor of mostly "fashionable sporting attire".....
Yep.

Obscene markup on cheap, imported clothing.

-Stretch
by stretch
Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is your go to firearm (long or side or both) for when things go bump in the night?
Replies: 55
Views: 664

Re: What is your go to firearm (long or side or both) for when things go bump in the night?

Rossi 357 Magnum or, S&W Model 10 or, Makarov or, Hi-Power - depends on what's out at the time SKS is my long gun. Gotta get a spare, but the price has gone up since I got mine for $125. One of these days I gotta buy a pump gun. Or a double-barreled coach gun. (Maybe in 8-gauge! :shock: :twisted: ) ...
by stretch
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kittery Trading Post.......
Replies: 13
Views: 518

Re: Kittery Trading Post.......

After 1700 hrs., eh?

Thanks for the tip, Ray! :D
..... then I think about the winters.....
This winter was a long, icy one. And the frost heaves and potholes
this season are awe-inspiring. Like the Dolomites, but without the
smooth sections and passes........

-Stretch
by stretch
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When You Thought it Couldn't Get more Senseless......
Replies: 12
Views: 369

When You Thought it Couldn't Get more Senseless......

This one takes the cake. Of course ALL of the communities mentioned are largely inhabited by wealthy, Democratic, bleeding heart, NIMBY uber-liberals.......... https://bangordailynews.com/2019/03/27/news/portland/police-asking-mainers-to-turn-in-guns-to-be-melted-down-turned-into-garden-tools/ -Tom
by stretch
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kittery Trading Post.......
Replies: 13
Views: 518

Re: Kittery Trading Post.......

That place is only 2 hours from me. DANGER,DANGER,DANGER!! (What's that flippin' noise?!? :o Oh - it's only my wallet having convulsions. :lol: ) Talk about a toy store....... They don't haggle, but their prices are not unfair. On a holiday weekend it's hard to even get in the place. -Stretch
by stretch
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best way to find an old friend....?
Replies: 8
Views: 314

Re: Best way to find an old friend....?

This worked pretty well for me.

Didn't ask for money or nuttin'........


https://www.anywho.com/whitepages


-Stretch
by stretch
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One rifle, one pistol
Replies: 148
Views: 2805

Re: One rifle, one pistol

I would pick the most general-purpose rifle and most general-purpose handgun I own, based on my location/situation. This is what I was getting at with my choice. MOS said it better than I did. 8) For my individual situation, a 357 rifle seems a touch light. ('Course, I don't have one, so I can't ch...
by stretch
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remington Now Being Sued?
Replies: 12
Views: 410

Remington Now Being Sued?

Well, it will be interesting to see how this turns out. I can't see the Supreme Court allowing it., but stranger things have happened. How is Remington responsible for a parent displaying poor judgement in the care and feeding of a child with mental health issues? -Tom https://www.washingtonpost.com...
by stretch
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One rifle, one pistol
Replies: 148
Views: 2805

Re: One rifle, one pistol

Maybe a Marlin 336 in 35 Remington and a 1911 in 45 ACP with a 22 lr conversion. I thought about an SKS, but it's just a wee bit too light for bear or moose in Maine. Also thought hard about a S&W 357 Magnum with a 4" barrel. (If I was feelin' snarky, I'd point out that you did say "pistol" and not ...
by stretch
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For those locked into a bear hug with depression
Replies: 18
Views: 588

Re: For those locked into a bear hug with depression

I am fortunately immune to depression, as in the UK it can bar you from owning firearms, so I always smile at my doctor no matter how bad the news is.... :wink Smart, (And Happy!), man is that Gamekeeper. 8) Something to keep in mind with all of these "Red Flag" laws being proposed. Interesting tre...
by stretch
Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: gun safe info
Replies: 12
Views: 360

Re: gun safe info

Oh yes, we also have guard dogs. Probably more effective than the safe, eh? 8) All of that advice is good. I have an okay safe, but I'm under no illusions. If a bad guy wants what's in it, and they have 30 uninterrupted minutes, and some power tools, they'll own the contents. One other piece of adv...
by stretch
Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Woods-Bumming Rifle Choice...
Replies: 83
Views: 2794

Re: Woods-Bumming Rifle Choice...

You guys get pretty fancy.

Usually a 22. Or maybe an SKS. There's a lot to be said for an SKS in the woods.
Although one year I carried a HandiRifle in. 243.
Only one shot at a time, but it was as handy as the name implies.

-Stretch
by stretch
Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Monday sarcastic joke
Replies: 7
Views: 489

Re: Monday sarcastic joke

Full disclosure, I have an ongoing love affair with the Highpower
A man of taste and distinction.... :D

I like the design of the HiPower better than the 1911 in many ways - and that says
NOTHING BAD about the 1911! I like that, too.

-Stretch
by stretch
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lee Carbide dies 357
Replies: 23
Views: 781

Re: Lee Carbide dies 357

Mr. Lee himself, in his reloading book, mentions that his carbide dies work better with non-shiney brass. And they'll be shinier once they go through the carbide die! 8) I use carbide dies in all of my pistol and revolver calibers with no trouble. No lube needed. Clean cases help. -Stretch
by stretch
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hourglass figures are nice.....except in pistol cases...
Replies: 11
Views: 652

Re: Hourglass figures are nice.....except in pistol cases...

Lots and lots of variables seem to determine whether a finished round has an hourglass appearance or not. Some I've run across: 1. Brand of dies. 2. Carbide or steel dies. 3. Brand of cases - wall thicknesses are NOT the same! I have to sort my 10mm cases, because some of them only chamber with jack...
by stretch
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: air rifle
Replies: 10
Views: 413

Re: air rifle

I have an RWS 48 in 22 that's really nice. Good rodent medicine. One of these days I might spring for the RWS54. Same as the '48, but recoilless. With a really good scope on it, it's the thick end of a grand, though. Also a Beeman in 177 like the RS2. Chinese-made, not a great trigger, but for all o...
by stretch
Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Friday joke
Replies: 8
Views: 409

Re: Friday joke

Awesome! :lol: 8)
by stretch
Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .... soooooooooo cold
Replies: 18
Views: 679

Re: .... soooooooooo cold

We were only -2 F yesterday, and 0 F today in central Maine. (Motorbikes slumber in the garage......) Pitchy was -44Fyesterday - that's 76 degrees of Frost!!! Yikes!! :shock: We're supposed to be near 50 next Tuesday. We'll see how much trouble the warm air has working in at the surface. -Stretch
by stretch
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which one of you guys was this...???
Replies: 14
Views: 647

Re: Which one of you guys was this...???

You guys are ALL correct. Every aspect of our lives is now FULL THROTTLE!!!! More, more, more, faster,faster, faster. Constant noise, electronic stimulation, to many things to do, too many activities for the kids, frustrations with traffic and schedules,too many chemicals in our food and environment...
by stretch
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I didn't realize what some of you guys have to deal with...!
Replies: 10
Views: 447

Re: I didn't realize what some of you guys have to deal with...!

Yep - New Jersey has some of the worst laws imaginable. Absolute lunacy....... Hollow point bullets, as far as I know, are illegal to possess in New Jersey. The fine used to be $1,000 per round! I just HAD to drive through New Jersey one time with a couple of hundred rounds of Federal 22 36gr. HP. G...
by stretch
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CBD OIL For pain, anxiety
Replies: 31
Views: 818

Re: CBD OIL For pain, anxiety

Pursuant to your last reply, Sixgun: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/drug-company-payments-to-doctors-may-influence-opioid-overdose-deaths/2019/01/18/f265ade0-1aa0-11e9-9ebf-c5fed1b7a081_story.html?utm_term=.d582f602ff70 Yeah, the evidence is watered down in the study to prote...
by stretch
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CBD OIL For pain, anxiety
Replies: 31
Views: 818

Re: CBD OIL For pain, anxiety

Of course none of that stuff is "evidence based" which means that respectable clinicians and academic types dismiss it all as useless. Ironically, many of those same people are the first ones to insist that the big pharmaceutical companies push their products unethically, yet they glibly adopted bi...
by stretch
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite 22LR ammunition
Replies: 35
Views: 947

Re: Favorite 22LR ammunition

I like the cheap Federal 36gr. hollow points. They function well in everything and seem plenty accurate for me. Effective medicine for groundhogs, too. Mind you, I have not performed an exhaustive test. CCI 40gr. solids are good, too. Didn't Guns and Ammo or somebody perform such a test a coupla yea...
by stretch
Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cord cutting, the cable TV kind
Replies: 19
Views: 889

Re: Cord cutting, the cable TV kind

.. not listening to news .. not reading it or thinking about it ... was very peaceful. I have kept it up and still don't listen to any of the propaganda ... either left or right wing. You got it! :D 8) I haven't watched network news in years. In my opinion it's nothing but propaganda, as Jim said. ...
by stretch
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My 2018 Christmas Present To Myself
Replies: 14
Views: 619

Re: My 2018 Christmas Present To Myself

That's a dandy! :mrgreen: :lol:

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you!
(And everybody else reading this forum! :D )

-Stretch
by stretch
Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayer Request — For My Mother <Updated>
Replies: 35
Views: 901

Re: Prayer Request — For My Mother <Updated>

Truly sorry for your loss.

-Stretch
by stretch
Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chainsaw Carb - Clean or Replace?
Replies: 25
Views: 799

Re: Chainsaw Carb - Clean or Replace?

Sometimes there's a fine screen in there that gets clogged/gummed up. And the fuel lines get eaten by ethanol, so if you have a cracked one, it will let in air, leaning out the mixture, thus needing choke. Not too bad to rebuild those small carbs. Just take everything apart in order and lay it all o...
by stretch
Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do you carry your 1911?
Replies: 47
Views: 1729

Re: How do you carry your 1911?

1911 goes in a Fobus pancake holster. Other stuff goes in a Simply Rugged pancake holster. Mostly I carry a ROSSI MODEL R46202 in 357 Magnum in the aforementioned Simply Rugged Pancake. They're a great company. I also have their Leatherman case and key ring belt holder, both of which I've worn daily...
by stretch
Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayers up for Jeff (medical issues)
Replies: 17
Views: 505

Re: Prayers up for Jeff (medical issues)

Great guy, both him and his brother......one thing for sure, he has the meaning of Christmas down pat......especially the part of "spending money they don't have..on things they don't need....on people they don't like. Wish and pray for the best.----6 What Six said...... -Stretch
by stretch
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Life can be very cruel
Replies: 33
Views: 1483

Re: Life can be very cruel

I'm sorry, Jay.

I'll keep your family in my thoughts.

-Stretch
by stretch
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Maybe save Griff some Grief.....
Replies: 7
Views: 396

Re: Maybe save Griff some Grief.....

Spandex is a privilege, not a right.......
by stretch
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marriage veterns will recognize this rookie mistake
Replies: 9
Views: 631

Re: Marriage veterns will recognize this rookie mistake

My ex seemed unhappy with anything I said.

And then got mad 'cuz I was quiet........ :roll:


-Stretch
by stretch
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Horrific Incident
Replies: 25
Views: 1235

Re: A Horrific Incident

Wow. Pay attention, folks. I'm guessing a double charge did that. Smokeless powder is not something to mess with. No distractions while I'm reloading. Maybe the radio. Cell phone while reloading?! I continue to be amazed at the idiocy of people while engaged with the little Electronic Crib Toys. 85 ...
by stretch
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another mouse trap
Replies: 99
Views: 4105

Re: Another mouse trap

Needs more weight on the hammer. :shock: Cool idea, though - I'll take a coupla dozen, please! 8) (That said, I'm all for ANYTHING that kills mice!) I've got an infestation of the little beasts on my property this year. I've killed hundreds in the wood piles and in the shed since March. That's not a...
by stretch
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Montana Antelope With A 1877 Sharps
Replies: 20
Views: 1053

Re: Montana Antelope With A 1877 Sharps

That's a fine-lookin' shootin' iron. Beautiful rifle.

Even better to see it being used for it's intended purpose.

Nice post.. thanks!

-Stretch :mrgreen: 8)
by stretch
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "The Lost Battalion" -- Argonne Forest, WWI
Replies: 7
Views: 562

Re: "The Lost Battalion" -- Argonne Forest, WWI

Whittlesey did his duty. He performed exceptionally well, and unfortunately sacrificed his sanity in the performance of his duty. Unfortunately he didn't have a choice in that - his sanity was a casualty of his heroism. A great man and a true hero. I saw the film, "The Siege at Jadotville" a coupla ...