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by stretch
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best way to find an old friend....?
Replies: 7
Views: 157

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: 136
Views: 1881

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: 361

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: 136
Views: 1881

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: 529

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: 319

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: 2570

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: 461

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: 677

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: 576

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: 377

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: 370

Re: Friday joke

Awesome! :lol: 8)
by stretch
Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .... soooooooooo cold
Replies: 18
Views: 607

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: 578

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: 408

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: 786

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: 786

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: 888

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: 823

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: 579

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: 829

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: 719

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: 1650

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: 474

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: 1378

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: 370

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: 615

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: 1168

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: 3981

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: 985

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: 523

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 ...
by stretch
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to Catch a Plane w/o a TSA Security Check
Replies: 7
Views: 613

Re: How to Catch a Plane w/o a TSA Security Check

THAT is totally cool! 8) :lol: :D :mrgreen: I wonder how many tries they needed before they got both guys in the plane. And did you notice the steepness of the airplane's attitude? Man, he was going down fast. Anyway, I thought it was great. ( And my 13-year-old wants to try it like - tomorrow! ) Th...
by stretch
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: prayers and suggestions for guidance
Replies: 13
Views: 556

Re: prayers and suggestions for guidance

What everybody else said. More water, more veggies, and more exercise. This is an older person, and maybe isn't moving around as much anymore. Exercise can work wonders for blood pressure. How high's the blood pressure, and have other things been tried? Might be a good idea to surf the 'net a bit an...
by stretch
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Well sir !
Replies: 8
Views: 778

Re: Well sir !

NOW I NEED a Belgium A-5 20 gauge Magnum :wink:
'Course ya do! :D

-Stretch
by stretch
Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heating alternatives for the new barn?
Replies: 44
Views: 1600

Re: Heating alternatives for the new barn?

Missed that one, Piller. That's a VERY cool concept, though. Tempted to get one just because........ Sounds like they are QUITE fussy. need to get the draught JUST right, and use softwood pellets only for the best performance. My Englander pellet stove was like that at first, and I used some rather ...
by stretch
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sights For Powerful Air Rifles
Replies: 26
Views: 1132

Re: Sights For Powerful Air Rifles

It's nothing to do with bore size or pre charged airguns. It's spring piston air guns that can eat scopes, the reticule usually or the threaded parts internally start undoing. A good tuning with improved spring guide and not using stupid very light pellets usually transforms a spring gun. Just so! ...
by stretch
Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sights For Powerful Air Rifles
Replies: 26
Views: 1132

Re: Sights For Powerful Air Rifles

YOWZA!!! :o :o :lol: 48 cal. springer - that would be something brutal on scopes! :( Mine is a 22. It likes heavy, pointed pellets the best. Beeman Crow Magnum or RWS. The RWS hollow points are quite accurate, but they don't seem to penetrate as well as the pointy ones. I think I get quicker kills o...
by stretch
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got a box from Dillon yesterday.
Replies: 20
Views: 776

Re: Got a box from Dillon yesterday.

Ya pay a little bit more with Dillon, but their service is unmatched. :D

-Stretch
by stretch
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heating alternatives for the new barn?
Replies: 44
Views: 1600

Re: Heating alternatives for the new barn?

I heated my previous house with this pellet stove for a decade or so. 4.5 tons of pellets for a 2,000sq. ft. ranch. In central Maine. The good: 1. House was warmer than when heated with oil for the same money. 2. Less fluctuation in price than oil. 3. When I installed it, pellet prices were VERY che...
by stretch
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heating alternatives for the new barn?
Replies: 44
Views: 1600

Re: Heating alternatives for the new barn?

I'm heating my garage with a Monitor I bought on Craigslist. last year I used the internal tanks which gets to be a PITA, so this year I installed an outside tank for K-1. They're pretty efficient, and don't need much floor space. Installation is a snap. One hole in the wall, and a another small one...
by stretch
Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alternative to AARP?
Replies: 11
Views: 720

Re: Alternative to AARP?

I've always looked at AARP as a shill for the insurance industry. Most of the "deals" they offer are for stuff I don't use or can a discount for anyway. I FINALLY got off of their mailing list(s). It took about a year. AARP car insurance was an expensive joke. My point exactly........ -Stretch
by stretch
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sights For Powerful Air Rifles
Replies: 26
Views: 1132

Re: Sights For Powerful Air Rifles

I put a Bushnell AO airgun scope on my Model 48, and it's more accurate than I am. The scope has held up fine, but it's designed for the job. I think I used an RWS 1-piece adjustable mount. Heavy, but rugged. On a good day I can keep my shots in a group the size of a quarter at about 35 yards from a...
by stretch
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: These guys had guts...
Replies: 3
Views: 464

These guys had guts...

I think maybe not so many people like him today. Some, to be sure, but not as many. May he rest in peace. -Stretch https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/joachim-ronneberg-saboteur-who-crippled-nazi-atomic-bomb-project-dies-at-99/2018/10/22/e1e1b0f8-d604-11e8-a10f-b51546b10756_story.html?ut...
by stretch
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thought I was done.
Replies: 52
Views: 2174

Re: Thought I was done.

"....resistance is futile."

That's a beauty.... :mrgreen:

-Stretch
by stretch
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Now that's a breakfast!
Replies: 12
Views: 780

Re: Now that's a breakfast!

Oh, yeah. Warmed up with vanilla ice cream on top. If you're really feelin' decadent, put a little bit of chocolate sauce on top. A coupla cups of strong black coffee to go with it, and yer ready to face the mornin'! :D :D :D -Stretch
by stretch
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Replace 'FaceBook' with this.....
Replies: 4
Views: 437

Re: Replace 'FaceBook' with this.....

Seems like a nice idea, but being an old cynical bugger, I'm still of the opinion that anything said on the web is public and out there forever. If you ever think you'd have anything to lose by posting something on the web - like a career or something - don't do it. When I'm old and retired, maybe. ...
by stretch
Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT - credit card issue
Replies: 17
Views: 714

Re: OT - credit card issue

Yes, Gunny - a lot of sites do that when you want to change a password. Here's the kicker: Did YOU specifically request that you wanted to change your password? If you didn't request a password change, the email is bogus. Unsolicited emails asking for any personal details should get deleted. If you ...
by stretch
Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT - credit card issue
Replies: 17
Views: 714

Re: OT - credit card issue

Sorry you got had, man! No legitimate entity will EVAH email you asking you to change your password via an email link. If you get such an email, somebody's trying to take advantage of you. Open no links in any such email, and delete it immediately. If you want to change a password, log in to the sit...
by stretch
Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heavy hunting loads, .41 Magnum?
Replies: 25
Views: 797

Re: Heavy hunting loads, .41 Magnum?

These loads quickly do get "rambunctious" in the Blackhawks, especially with aluminum grip frame ... Yes, Bill - yes they do. :wink: I didn't like the stock plastic grips. Too small and the plastic "checkering" just about tore the flesh off of my right palm. So, I got some Hogue Mikarta grips. They...
by stretch
Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heavy hunting loads, .41 Magnum?
Replies: 25
Views: 797

Re: Heavy hunting loads, .41 Magnum?

My loading notes list 19.8 gr. of H110 driving a 250gr. Cast Performance WFNGC hard cast lead bullet. OAL was 1.550. Initial testing put 8 out of 10 in a 2 5/8" group at 25 yards - 5 of these in 1 1/4". A later test puts 3 in 3" at 50 yard with 19.5 gr. of H110. This is a VERY stout load. I original...