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by vancelw
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sterilization of Coronavirus
Replies: 12
Views: 675

Re: Sterilization of Coronavirus

Will a home oven set as low as 140°?
I think 250° is as low as mine will go.
by vancelw
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fauci's best guess
Replies: 10
Views: 697

Re: Fauci's best guess

I cant agree with wecsoger on that. I think the leftest news along with the democrat party sensationalized the virus to put president trump in a spot so bad that the stock market has tanked. Odd how they tried to get him impeached for so long and when that didn't work they used this virus that conv...
by vancelw
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Done with the corona virus stuff.
Replies: 8
Views: 603

Re: Done with the corona virus stuff.

It seems like everywhere I look, or listen, it's nothing but corona virus. Doesn't matter if it's the TV, or some online gun forum, it's overwhelming every source of information I see. So as of today I'm not opening any topic with "corona" in it. So I wont be checking back in on this post either! ;...
by vancelw
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Having to log in every time you visit?
Replies: 17
Views: 853

Re: Having to log in every time you visit?

Bill in Oregon wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:16 am
I am, despite checking the "remember me" box. Must have something to do with the upgrade.
It was doing that to me for a couple of days. Even had a debug script listed at the header.
But today it's acting normal again.
by vancelw
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Now This Appears to be Even More Scary
Replies: 10
Views: 660

Re: Now This Appears to be Even More Scary

That's old news.
We've known the Chinese were/are fudging their numbers for months.

Everyone acts like this (and the stock market correction) was a surprise.
by vancelw
Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Rifle / Revolver...Yeah!
Replies: 30
Views: 771

Re: New Rifle / Revolver...Yeah!

I'm so spoiled by finding things on the great big interweb that I forget the joy of stumbling on a gem in person.

May be some bargains in gun shops if gun shows start canceling due to COVID-19.

I'm a sucker for those single actions and single shots :mrgreen:
by vancelw
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruger No. 1 A.S.S.R.A
Replies: 29
Views: 461

Re: Ruger No. 1 A.S.S.R.A

GunnyMack wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:40 pm
9.3x74 would be my choice. Why you ask- its DIFFERENT!
Or 450/400.
So you can work up loads for your double rifle!
by vancelw
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Most entertaining movies no one has seen
Replies: 44
Views: 1107

Re: Most entertaining movies no one has seen

lthardman wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:50 pm
One movie that I have always liked is A Midnight Clear from 1992. It is set during WWII at the beginning of The Battle of the Bulge. For what its worth, I recommend it.
You stole my movie recommendation. :lol:
That is a strange movie, but I like it.
by vancelw
Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COFFEE!!
Replies: 42
Views: 874

Re: COFFEE!!

Caffeine is probably the most common drug people get addicted to... Not that I think it is bad (as a fellow addict)... :wink: The addiction is brutal on a rotating shift worker. We work 2 weeks of 12-hour days and then 2 weeks of 12-hour nights. On the 1st "Monday" of nights, I can't have my mornin...
by vancelw
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 6.5 Grendel
Replies: 15
Views: 361

Re: 6.5 Grendel

I've got an AR in Grendel set up for coyotes and hogs, as well as a Howa Mini action bolt gun. Great caliber. Low recoil and cheap to load. I've had plenty of bang flops on whitetail and hogs. It Would NOT be my 1st choice for anything larger than a whitetail. It wouldn't be in my top 15 choices of ...
by vancelw
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Forwarded By A Friend
Replies: 10
Views: 396

Re: Forwarded By A Friend

Double
by vancelw
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Forwarded By A Friend
Replies: 10
Views: 396

Re: Forwarded By A Friend

AJMD429 . . . . . you have got to be kidding. You are, aren't you??? If not, I'd strongly suggest you concentrate on the healing arts and leave politics to the adults. snip I understand that your life is the healing arts and I respect you for joining that calling. However, your medical degree doesn...
by vancelw
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1917
Replies: 26
Views: 1360

Re: 1917

I haven't seen 1917 yet but just watched Journey's End on DVD the other day.
In the out takes, the historical advisor said his job was to advise the director, not to be the historical correctness police.

I enjoy a good movie, but gross inaccuracies are distracting.
by vancelw
Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chromecast
Replies: 13
Views: 410

Re: Chromecast

Piller, I'm not much older than you and remember the 8086 and 8088 well. Used a 6502 more, but still don't have an iPhone... I still have a Mac Performa in the shop that has a IIe card. Got a Fortran compiler on 5 1/4 discs, too. The mini assembler you had in II+ and above with 64k RAM was assume. N...
by vancelw
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Accurate Powder recall 4350 2495 4064
Replies: 1
Views: 343

Re: Accurate Powder recall 4350 2495 4064

Got my refund check already. :shock:
That was super fast. And they were more than fair.
by vancelw
Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Weather apps that are fast and concise?
Replies: 14
Views: 637

Re: Weather apps that are fast and concise?

What you are seeking is getting harder and harder to find. Everybody LOVES their graphics I now use Storm Radar android app. It used to be Intellicast and much simpler, like you are seeking. Most of them show radar 1st and you have to click to get a 3-day, 10-day or hourly forecast. I prefer it to b...
by vancelw
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Accurate Powder recall 4350 2495 4064
Replies: 1
Views: 343

Accurate Powder recall 4350 2495 4064

http://www.accuratepowder.com/

I got an email from Western Powders yesterday.
There is a recall on 3 of their Accurate Arms powders made before 2016.
Luckily I only had 2 pounds of the affected powders.
When I inspected them, they did have signs of degradation.

Check your stashes.
by vancelw
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NEW Colt Python
Replies: 33
Views: 1298

Re: NEW Colt Python

Ok vance, no hard feelings, it wasn't meant that way. Its just I get the anti Colt rant from a lot of people that look the other way with Ruger and Smith. Kind of like they are held to a different standard, which is something I dont get. And you are right...I DID assume you owned Smiths or Rugers p...
by vancelw
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NEW Colt Python
Replies: 33
Views: 1298

Re: NEW Colt Python

Colt lost me the FIRST time they decided civilians weren't worthy of owning certain firearms. My only 2 Colts are as old as I am, SAA. Then I assume you do not own any Rugers...Sturm Ruger and Co was one of the fiercest pushers of the GCA 1968 act. And Smith and Wesson caved in to Bill Clinton in t...
by vancelw
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NEW Colt Python
Replies: 33
Views: 1298

Re: NEW Colt Python

Colt lost me the FIRST time they decided civilians weren't worthy of owning certain firearms. My only 2 Colts are as old as I am, SAA. Then I assume you do not own any Rugers...Sturm Ruger and Co was one of the fiercest pushers of the GCA 1968 act. And Smith and Wesson caved in to Bill Clinton in t...
by vancelw
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I`ve had enough, laugh laugh
Replies: 44
Views: 1740

Re: I`ve had enough, laugh laugh

. You guys are a hoot. :lol: :lol: I guess this makes 2 threads I lost interest in long before they got deleted.... If I wanted drama I'd start smoking so I could get all the gossip at break. How about some leverguns? Yet, here you are again. I know for a fact that you will not tolerate a rude wind...
by vancelw
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I`ve had enough, laugh laugh
Replies: 44
Views: 1740

Re: I`ve had enough, laugh laugh

FWiedner wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:42 pm
.

You guys are a hoot.

:lol:
:lol:

I guess this makes 2 threads I lost interest in long before they got deleted....
If I wanted drama I'd start smoking so I could get all the gossip at break.

How about some leverguns?
by vancelw
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: why i like the ruger single-six
Replies: 29
Views: 937

Re: why i like the ruger single-six

My FIL has an old flat gate that he asked me to clean while I was visiting over the holidays. For the life of me I could not get the base pin pulled forward to remove the cylinder. I don't think it's be moved since the 60's. What's the preferred method to coax it out? Vice grips with a bit of leath...
by vancelw
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruined Rifle
Replies: 23
Views: 965

Re: Ruined Rifle

He doesn't want to spend $250 (minimum) on a $175 rifle.

Screw a breech plug in it for 209 primers and use it in ML season. :lol: Don't even bother cleaning it anymore
by vancelw
Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NEW Colt Python
Replies: 33
Views: 1298

Re: NEW Colt Python

Colt lost me the FIRST time they decided civilians weren't worthy of owning certain firearms.

My only 2 Colts are as old as I am, SAA.
by vancelw
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your Opinions On Sig Saur
Replies: 38
Views: 948

Re: Your Opinions On Sig Saur

Only ever had one Sig, a P220ST.

Will never own another or ever trust my life to one.
Even after passing through the Sig Custom shop, it would fail to fire. Parts were out of tolerance and they failed/neglected to correct the situation 1st go around.

Never again
by vancelw
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which is quieter?
Replies: 57
Views: 2439

Re: Which is quieter?

Texas has no ammo or gun registration Gun registration is Federal, not state. So every new gun purchased in Texas has to go through Federal background check, just like every state in the USA> There is no Federal gun registration. Only a background check Keep telling yourself nobody is tracking what...
by vancelw
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which is quieter?
Replies: 57
Views: 2439

Re: Which is quieter?

marlinman93 wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:08 pm
vancelw wrote:
Thu Dec 26, 2019 3:27 pm
Texas has no ammo or gun registration
Gun registration is Federal, not state. So every new gun purchased in Texas has to go through Federal background check, just like every state in the USA>
There is no Federal gun registration. Only a background check
by vancelw
Thu Dec 26, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which is quieter?
Replies: 57
Views: 2439

Re: Which is quieter?

Texas has no ammo or gun registration
by vancelw
Wed Dec 25, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .348 Wildcats
Replies: 19
Views: 644

Re: .348 Wildcats

MingoKid wrote:
Wed Dec 25, 2019 3:07 pm
I have a 348 wildcat... Wild West Arms 50 Alaskan. Started as an 1895 Marlin. Love it. MK
That's a wildcat based on a 348. Not what the OP is talking about
by vancelw
Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .348 Wildcats
Replies: 19
Views: 644

Re: .348 Wildcats

It makes no sense. The only reason we use .348 bullets is because we have .348 Winchester rifles. There are very few choices for .348 bullets. It would be cheaper to sell your .30-30 and add the cost of reboring to the pile and buy a clean Browning 71. The reality is you would probably have to speci...
by vancelw
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heads up on unscrupulous seller on here - Pete44ru
Replies: 48
Views: 1949

Re: Heads up on unscrupulous seller on here - Pete44ru

90% means 90% of original finish.
If it's not already 90%, it can't be made to be.
by vancelw
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heads up on unscrupulous seller on here - Pete44ru
Replies: 48
Views: 1949

Re: Heads up on unscrupulous seller on here - Pete44ru

..... We all appreciate a heads-up on an unscrupulous vendor, but Pete44ru has been logging in here for a long time and IMO deserves something amounting to a benefit of the doubt. The fact that he hasn't logged in to defend himself means absolutely nothing , the only person he owes any sort of expl...
by vancelw
Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 71 .45-70 Conversion: Cycling Issues
Replies: 9
Views: 402

Re: Winchester 71 .45-70 Conversion: Cycling Issues

Convert it back to .348 as God intended! :D The thought has crossed my mind! I think I'd rather do a .450 Alaskan if I chose that route though. By all inspection, it already appears to wear a very fine .45 caliber barrel, and .458 bullets are a lot easier to come by than .348. Of course, I'm biased...
by vancelw
Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 71 .45-70 Conversion: Cycling Issues
Replies: 9
Views: 402

Re: Winchester 71 .45-70 Conversion: Cycling Issues

Convert it back to .348 as God intended! :D
by vancelw
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heads up on unscrupulous seller on here - Pete44ru
Replies: 48
Views: 1949

Re: Heads up on unscrupulous seller on here - Pete44ru

And never buy a gun or anything from a seller who insists on USPS money orders or Cashiers Checks.
There is a reason they don't want the money to be reversible.

I take personal checks when I sell. Nowadays they clear fast.
by vancelw
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any Glock insiders here?
Replies: 12
Views: 622

Re: Any Glock insiders here?

For me, Glocks ended at gen 3, I've seen nothing but lipstick since. But if it sells, it sells, so good for them. Yeah, back when prices got stupid I sold my gen 3 G19. Later bought a blue label gen 4 G17 to replace it. I liked the Gen 3 better. Only thing I like better about the Gen 4s is the shor...
by vancelw
Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any Glock insiders here?
Replies: 12
Views: 622

Re: Any Glock insiders here?

They're gonna make a 1911 :lol: :?

Why not....everyone has been copying Glock lately.


No idea really what their big announcement is.
Most likely a slide from one model mounted on the frame of another and mis-matched colors.
by vancelw
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning Model 53, 32-20
Replies: 20
Views: 678

Re: Browning Model 53, 32-20

The 2 letters in the serial number tell you exactly what year it was made (NM would be 1990).

I have one of these and love it.
by vancelw
Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advice request
Replies: 21
Views: 630

Re: Advice request

A Ruger PC Carbine and a Glock pistol would be less than $1100 for both (even less if you are an LEO) Hard to beat. Both of mine are ultra reliable. GLOCK magazines from 10 to 33 rounds fit either. I also have Just Right carbine that I really like, but it does not have last-shot bolt stop. And the A...
by vancelw
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2 Barrel Stove
Replies: 21
Views: 700

Re: 2 Barrel Stove

Frankly, I doubt you get much more BTU's out of the second barrel to be worth it, a single barrel stove will drive you out from the heat. You'd be surprised. You get even more if you run a pipe through the middle And even more if you put a low flow fan on one end up that pipe. You can use less fire...
by vancelw
Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: THE WANAMACHER
Replies: 6
Views: 287

Re: THE WANAMACHER

TraderVic wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:26 am
So......what is a Wanamacher......and where is it ?
:shock: :shock:

Google Wanenmacher Tulsa
Huge gun show. Not full of all new guns.

http://www.tulsaarmsshow.com/homem.html

If you go both days and want to see all the tables, dont spend more than 18 seconds at any of them.
by vancelw
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: THE WANAMACHER
Replies: 6
Views: 287

Re: THE WANAMACHER

I had big plans to come spend all weekend coon-fingering pretty rifles, but my daughter and all the grandkids decided to come visit me that weekend.Decisions, decisions :lol: I may still slip off Sunday and drive up. If not I am supposed to be off work the whole weekend in April. I really can't risk...
by vancelw
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: nd in need of help... Win 1895
Replies: 19
Views: 726

Re: nd in need of help... Win 1895

I put a Providence Tool Pattern 21 on my Browning 1895 (.35 Whelen) a few years back. I don't remember it being hard to reassemble....but, I have slept once or twice since then. I had a Model 71 apart one time (or maybe it was an 1886) and I was standing on my head, wishing I had 4 hands trying to g...
by vancelw
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: reloading bench?
Replies: 18
Views: 567

Re: reloading bench?

Brackets are easy to buy or build. You can also buy a quick detach setup (Lee sells one) to swap out press, powder measure, lubrisizer, etc. and so forth. Only you can decide if the bench suits your workspace. We have an old thread on here showing different people's setups I need to add photos of mi...
by vancelw
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: trail cam question
Replies: 11
Views: 439

Re: trail cam question

I have a TopGuard I bought from Amazon. Kinda cheap but takes great day and night photos and video. I think it was 59 bucks. My biggest complaint with it is, it is kind of fragile. The strap brackets broke off when I tried to attach it to a tree. I had to use the included tripod style mount. Still w...
by vancelw
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Watch your muzzles!
Replies: 24
Views: 628

Re: Watch your muzzles!

On rifles I keep black electricians tape over the muzzle at all times. It has saved me from having to go home early on many occasions. Many ask if it affects accuracy. No way. The air trapped between the muzzle and the projectile compresses and blows the tape off before the bullet ever gets there. ...
by vancelw
Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Watch your muzzles!
Replies: 24
Views: 628

Re: Watch your muzzles!

On rifles I keep black electricians tape over the muzzle at all times. It has saved me from having to go home early on many occasions. Many ask if it affects accuracy. No way. The air trapped between the muzzle and the projectile compresses and blows the tape off before the bullet ever gets there. A...
by vancelw
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just for fun lets kick around this question ..... What was the best 22 rifle you have ever owned and why?
Replies: 46
Views: 1102

Re: Just for fun lets kick around this question ..... What was the best 22 rifle you have ever owned and why?

A Ranger (Sears) M34 single shot. My grandfather gave it to me when I was 12 or 13. It was rusty on the outside and had a chunk knocked out of the stock. I could stretch a box of shells a long way with that. Used to shoot bumblebees The bolt Spring finally got weak. I guess I could fix it.... Its st...
by vancelw
Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 131 year old caliber
Replies: 8
Views: 445

Re: 131 year old caliber

. Nice Sable - congrats ! . :) Next, you can try to take an Oryx with your Oryx...…… :mrgreen: . I used Remington Core-Lokt out of a .30-'06 seven years ago on 2 gemsbok in Namibia. Perfect performance. The skinners couldn't find the Norma bullet on this on. I was hoping to examine it.