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by COSteve
Wed May 15, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question for the American members regarding serial numbers.
Replies: 16
Views: 379

Re: Question for the American members regarding serial numbers.

There is a point in security levels that is actually relevant here as well. It's a principle known as 'need to know' and it forms the basis for the higher level SCI and above security systems (well above confidential, secret, and top secret where clearance at a level gives permission to see that lev...
by COSteve
Sun May 12, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For you older guys, what type of shooting glasses do you wear?
Replies: 22
Views: 306

Re: For you older guys, what type of shooting glasses do you wear?

A hole punch, black electrical tape, and a small nail will make a great paste-on diopter. I use them on my yellow tinted, progressive shooting glasses. BTW, the smaller the aperture hole, the longer the Depth of Field increase so make them small. In addition, because the tape is too close to your ey...
by COSteve
Sat May 04, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Loading berrys 38 plated bullets
Replies: 5
Views: 265

Re: Loading berrys 38 plated bullets

I've used 10s of thousands of Berry's, Rainier, and X-Treme plated bullets in many of my loads be they 30 Carbine (carbine), 38spl (pistol), .357mag (pistol and carbine/rifle), 40s&w (pistol and carbine), 10mm (pistol and carbine), 45acp (pistol), 45 Colt (pistol and carbine/rifle), 45 Super (pistol...
by COSteve
Wed May 01, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite sixgun barrel length?
Replies: 37
Views: 788

Re: Favorite sixgun barrel length?

While my 7 1/2" barreled SA Cavalry model in .357 Mag works very well in that length, I picked 5 1/2" barreled SA Army model for my .45 Colt as the balance feels better in that caliber to me. The 7 1/2" barreled .357 Mag's extra length, longer sight radius, and heavier barrel make it a better longer...
by COSteve
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Rise of Skywalker
Replies: 18
Views: 462

Re: The Rise of Skywalker

I missed the release of that as I was in the Army in Germany at the time. Later that year in September, I got an 'invite' to visit SE Asia as well. Was there until June of 1969 when I got shipped to Japan to recover from my wounds.
by COSteve
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M-16 Adoption by the Military
Replies: 16
Views: 461

Re: M-16 Adoption by the Military

Even though I had an M16 issued to me during my 'visit' to RVN '68-'69, my primary weapons were my M-48 tank's 90mm main gun, my TC position M-2 fifty MG, and my 1911 45. Other than the fact that people were constantly trying to kill you at the time , having that kind of firepower just had to be th...
by COSteve
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M-16 Adoption by the Military
Replies: 16
Views: 461

Re: M-16 Adoption by the Military

Even though I had an M16 issued to me during my 'visit' to RVN '68-'69, my primary weapons were my M-48 tank's 90mm main gun, my TC position M-2 fifty MG, and my 1911 45. The only time I even carried the M16 was in the bunkers during attacks and if we went to Saigon. As I trained on the M-14, I cons...
by COSteve
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Pair To Draw To
Replies: 21
Views: 508

Re: A Pair To Draw To

While a pair is nice, 2 pair is even better.

Both my 45 Colt Ubertis on top and my .357mag Rossi/Uberti on the bottom. (I'd added the Lyman front sight and a coat of WATCO Danish walnut stain to the stock of my Rossi rifle before I took this pic.)

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by COSteve
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who has 73,000 Bump-stocks...???
Replies: 6
Views: 357

Re: Who has 73,000 Bump-stocks...???

After you've shot a MG a few times you realize it's just a waste of time and money. Yes, I fired thousands of rds from my Ma Duce on my tank in RVN and thousands more from an M-60 and the M73 co-axial MG on the side of the main gun. That was a war and their effectiveness for spraying an area to supp...
by COSteve
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Rise of Skywalker
Replies: 18
Views: 462

Re: The Rise of Skywalker

I'll watch the last one as I was there for the first one back in June, 1977. My wife and I stood in line for this new movie that everyone was talking about as it had been out but a few weeks and every show was jammed. At the end of it, I looked around at the people exiting the movie and many were cl...
by COSteve
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Rise of Skywalker
Replies: 18
Views: 462

The Rise of Skywalker

The last Star Wars movie's 1st trailer is out:

The Rise of Skywalker
by COSteve
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Pair To Draw To
Replies: 21
Views: 508

Re: A Pair To Draw To

I like your style.

Rossi .357Mags; 20" Carbine and 24" Rifle with Marbles Tang (before I put the Lyman Globe front sight on) and a Cattleman Cavalry model also in .357Mag.

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by COSteve
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Now don't be alarmed!
Replies: 21
Views: 464

Re: Now don't be alarmed!

Hog (and liberal) skulls might be significantly thicker, but if you could find a part with about 3/16ths inch bone in two places, about 8 inches apart, packed in between with bologna or ballistic gelatin ( use dog poop if simulating a liberal ), that would be reasonable I would think. While I enjoy...
by COSteve
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody here also on Ruger Forum?
Replies: 14
Views: 363

Re: Anybody here also on Ruger Forum?

I just checked RugerForum.com and it's working fine.
by COSteve
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody here also on Ruger Forum?
Replies: 14
Views: 363

Re: Anybody here also on Ruger Forum?

I visit both RugerForum.net and RugerForum.com and the .com forum is down right now for some reason. Yes, it isn't as stable as some other forums and yes, they sometimes have issues with logging in. Just seems to be how they roll.
by COSteve
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sucks to be Dicks Sporting Goods
Replies: 21
Views: 491

Re: Sucks to be Dicks Sporting Goods

Pisgah wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:13 pm
To me, Dick's has always been an overpriced purveyor of mostly "fashionable sporting attire", with way too much golfing stuff and Lycra clothing, and a very poor selection of firearms and ammo. I really don't care.
This.
by COSteve
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When You Thought it Couldn't Get more Senseless......
Replies: 12
Views: 368

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

So, when are they going to host a fast car buyback so that they can melt them down and turn them into bicycles? If guns kill people rather than the people who control them, then it figures that powerful cars like Porches, Mercedes, Audis, Range Rovers, etc. that kill many more should also be confisc...
by COSteve
Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 88
Replies: 7
Views: 348

Re: Winchester 88

Like Old Savage, I too have a Model 88 in .308. Mine is a 1959 version with a beautiful stock. I got it from an estate from the widow of the owner and it was a safe queen because the stock was 'too pretty to take out hunting'. Mine has a very smooth action and decent trigger as I took it to a local ...
by COSteve
Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Sucks to Be Ocasio-Cortez This Week
Replies: 9
Views: 270

Sucks to Be Ocasio-Cortez This Week

"Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., has been slammed by a whirlwind of bad news this week. Friday morning, she received the final blow — because even the mainstream media is sick of her act. Just how rough was the New York socialist’s week? It doesn’t get much worse if you’re a politician. On M...
by COSteve
Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Cimarron Model 1894
Replies: 12
Views: 457

Re: The Cimarron Model 1894

While it looks like a nice rifle, I have to agree with some of the posts above; why would you spend the same as a 'real' (sort of) Winchester for a copy? I think it just goes to show that sometimes in business what something costs to bring to market is more than it's worth. Many good ideas for produ...
by COSteve
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One rifle, one pistol
Replies: 148
Views: 2794

Re: One rifle, one pistol

A note on the .357, the optimum length for velocity in a rifle appears to be 16" according to the velocity by the inch site. I believe that's where I saw the data. Maybe if you use the specific ammo used in the test as the ammo used was optimized for short barreled pistols, however, if you handload...
by COSteve
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Top Speed... "20 Knots"
Replies: 8
Views: 295

Re: Top Speed... "20 Knots"

Don't ya just love abandoned nets floating just below the surface?
by COSteve
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One rifle, one pistol
Replies: 148
Views: 2794

Re: One rifle, one pistol

Impossible choice! Like asking someone to only eat 1 potato chip, it can't be done.
by COSteve
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sure wish they would stop the madness
Replies: 26
Views: 720

Re: Sure wish they would stop the madness

While the OP wishes, that 'they would "stop the madness", he is in very small minority who don't like DST so I guess that makes him the 'mad' one and the rest of us happy with it. :o
by COSteve
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fresh thoughts on concealed carry choice?
Replies: 34
Views: 607

Re: Fresh thoughts on concealed carry choice?

I love both my Glocks and my 1911s but in town, my CCW piece is my Glock G23 with 13+1 rds of 180grn 40S&W Speer Gold Dots. In the Rockies, I take the magwell off of my custom 10mm Glock G20L and load it with either 17+1rds of 180grn Gold Dots or 200grn hardcast. My G23 is considerably lighter with ...
by COSteve
Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This is what Benchmade calls an apology
Replies: 36
Views: 1134

Re: This is what Benchmade calls an apology

I heard the GT interview the other day. The PR guy earned his pay, but is just spouting what Les wants him to spout. I'm really surprised Les still won't come out and state a real apology. I guess they figure this will blow over, be a temporary loss of business, and the military contracts will sust...
by COSteve
Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 5 Year Old Shooting 100 Yards With .45 Lever Gun
Replies: 16
Views: 534

Re: 5 Year Old Shooting 100 Yards With .45 Lever Gun

His dad aught to be ashamed. Look at the semi-tractor right behind the target!
by COSteve
Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: USS Constitution, Cross-Section Ship Model
Replies: 5
Views: 328

Re: USS Constitution, Cross-Section Ship Model

I took the family on a 6 week 'tour' of all the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and Civil War sites back East in 1998 to show the kids what the history of the US was really made of. Not what they read in books, but the actual sites, buildings, battlefields where the US was born, stopped the British ...
by COSteve
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Brownells doing ok?
Replies: 20
Views: 707

Re: Is Brownells doing ok?

YOmama, the Gun Lobby's greatest salesman of all time, is long gone and the panic buying has subsided so sales are down throughout the industry. Prices that rose on high demand will fall back with lower demand. It's called capitalism and notwithstanding AOC's Head up Her *** assertions, it works.
by COSteve
Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I always wanted to drive a Prius....!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 462

Re: I always wanted to drive a Prius....!!!

... you and I are all paying through tax relief, for every one of those polluting, overpriced POSes. Your claim of 7 year battery life appears to be wrong. My pack is already about 4 years old and the range is no where near a problem. I expect to drive it at least a dozen years before pack decay le...
by COSteve
Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Glock 45
Replies: 17
Views: 483

Re: Glock 45

does Glock have such so much angst that they resort to calling a 9mm a 45? regardless of the explanation, it seems infantile to me.... You miss the point completely. Glock names their pistols sequentially based on the patent they take out on them when they are developed. For instance, the G20 is a ...
by COSteve
Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I always wanted to drive a Prius....!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 462

Re: I always wanted to drive a Prius....!!!

That reminds me of when they installed the original 'car cellphones' in a Yugo; the phone was worth more than the car! Same thing here, the Minigun is worth much more than the car . . . . . if you can really call it that. BTW, the Prius is named perfectly . . . . those who own one are well on their ...
by COSteve
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This is what Benchmade calls an apology
Replies: 36
Views: 1134

Re: This is what Benchmade calls an apology

He's busted, sees his business potentially taking a dump, doesn't know what to do, so his real feelings come out. If he goes out of business because he's anti gun, so be it. Libitards wouldn't give a second thought to driving a pro gun business to bankruptcy, why should we give a second thought if a...
by COSteve
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How About a Model 94 Chambered in Winchester's New 350 Legend?
Replies: 13
Views: 641

Re: How About a Model 94 Chambered in Winchester's New 350 Legend?

My opinion is Winchester is trying to get in on the 450 Bushmaster craze without involving the 450 Bushmaster. :D (that same niche market driving 450BM bolt guns and single shot sales) The 45 cal 450 BM is hard on ARs as it's a heavy, slow bullet. The ballistics of the 350L are such that out to abo...
by COSteve
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How About a Model 94 Chambered in Winchester's New 350 Legend?
Replies: 13
Views: 641

How About a Model 94 Chambered in Winchester's New 350 Legend?

Blowing out the neck in a .223 completely to make a straight walled case gives you room for a 35 cal bullet. Winchester's new 350 Legend ammo in a Polymer Tipped 150grn bullet at 2,325fps load sound like a 357 Mag cartridge on steroids. With a polymer tip, it should work as well in a levergun as Hor...
by COSteve
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Rare Western Washington Snow Storm
Replies: 20
Views: 639

Re: The Rare Western Washington Snow Storm

It's hard to believe but I read an article that credited the extreme cold in the midwest, and the unusual snows out west to "global warming". Yes, I couldn't believe it either. Pretty amazing. Believe it! The warming of the earth and it's atmosphere results in more energy being input into the atmos...
by COSteve
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This Could Apply to Many Levergunners...
Replies: 24
Views: 1129

Re: This Could Apply to Many Levergunners...

I'm retired. I don't have to be politically correct anymore at the job. I don't have to be careful around growing children lest I offend their tender ears. Besides, the truth is, no one cares what us old folks think, say, or do anyway. We're just in the way or taking up space. Me, I'm spending my ki...
by COSteve
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Super Bowl Sunday
Replies: 36
Views: 1084

Re: Super Bowl Sunday

You mean the game where the Cheatriots coached by Bill Belicheat with quaterback Cry, "the ball's too hard for my tender hands" Brady played the Libitard's from La La land? Who gives a rat's ***? Second year I didn't bother to even watch because there is no way for both teams to lose.
by COSteve
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's the allure of "tactical"?
Replies: 40
Views: 918

Re: What's the allure of "tactical"?

Simple.

Young kids grew up on video games rather than cowboy movies like many of us did. They don't use leverguns very often in video games but full auto 'black rifles' (which are really carbines) are everywhere.
by COSteve
Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lee Carbide dies 357
Replies: 23
Views: 767

Re: Lee Carbide dies 357

I use Lee Deluxe Carbide 4 die sets in all 7 of my straight walled pistol calibers. Don't need any lube in any of them and they've lasted for 10s of thousands of rds. I also have a Lee carbide resizing die for my 30 Carbine, however, with it's slight taper, lubing the brass like a necked rd makes it...
by COSteve
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Painting of "Vietnam Veterans Memorial"
Replies: 10
Views: 560

Re: Painting of "Vietnam Veterans Memorial"

The first time I went to The Wall I looked up a good friend's name who was killed in the same battle I was wounded. They are listed by date of death so I found him right away. Something compelled me to put my hand on The Wall like the painting as many other veterans were doing and the feeling of the...
by COSteve
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What a morning!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 635

Re: What a morning!!!

So, you had a light dusting, huh? :) This is our forecast 3"-5" 'dusting' on Friday. (Closer to 1' :o .)

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by COSteve
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Just Noticed a Great New Screening Feature On My Android Phone!!!!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 1142

Re: I Just Noticed a Great New Screening Feature On My Android Phone!!!!!!

That's why I like this new Google feature. It ties up their phone for a few seconds and leaves them hanging. I'll bet it pisses them off as well. And best of all, all I do is hit Screen call and ignore it from there.
by COSteve
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Just Noticed a Great New Screening Feature On My Android Phone!!!!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 1142

Re: I Just Noticed a Great New Screening Feature On My Android Phone!!!!!!

I still think the phone companies should hire a bunch of ex special forces types and travel to wherever the calls are coming from to eliminate the business owners. I really don't think it would take many such actions to have the desired effect. And heck the phone companies would be hiring vets. A w...
by COSteve
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Then My Dog Bit Me
Replies: 12
Views: 777

Then My Dog Bit Me

I was sitting at the bar staring at my drink when a large, trouble-making biker steps up next to me, grabs my drink and gulps it down in one swig. "Well, whatcha' gonna do about it?" he says, menacingly, as I burst into tears. "Come on, man," the biker says, "I didn't think you'd cry. I can't stand ...
by COSteve
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Just Noticed a Great New Screening Feature On My Android Phone!!!!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 1142

Re: I Just Noticed a Great New Screening Feature On My Android Phone!!!!!!

I've been using Truecaller which is a spam blocker but the calls keep coming. This way if I don't recognize the number, I get to screen them without talking to them. And if pisgah doesn't know that Google and Apple are already gleaning info from your phone calls, even before this addition :o . . . ....
by COSteve
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Just Noticed a Great New Screening Feature On My Android Phone!!!!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 1142

Re: I Just Noticed a Great New Screening Feature On My Android Phone!!!!!!

You don't set up anything. When the phone rings 3 buttons appear to answer it; 'Decline', 'Answer', and 'Screen Call'. I you recognize the call and want to take it, you hit answer. If you don't want the call, you hit decline and it hangs up. If you either don't know who it is or are busy and want to...
by COSteve
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Just Noticed a Great New Screening Feature On My Android Phone!!!!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 1142

I Just Noticed a Great New Screening Feature On My Android Phone!!!!!!

I get spammed constantly on my phone with junk calls and even though I use Truecaller, they keep coming up with new numbers to try and get through. This morning I got another junk local call but noticed a 'Screen Caller' button show up on my phone next to the answer one so I pushed it. A message sho...
by COSteve
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mossberg joins the handgun manufacturing brotherhood .......
Replies: 11
Views: 723

Re: Mossberg joins the handgun manufacturing brotherhood .......

I like Mossberg, good functional 'stuff', most of the time. However, I am reminded of their offering of their lever action, the 464. It was an average gun, but lots of start-up problems. Actually, once they got the extractor issue ironed out, their traditional 464 has worked out well. Decently smoo...