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by TraderVic
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: a picture for July 4th..
Replies: 6
Views: 187

Re: a picture for July 4th..

Cracks me up :D
by TraderVic
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: They have gone to far.
Replies: 6
Views: 267

Re: They have gone to far.

So freedom of speech does not apply to everyone then :?: If the left keep this BS up it won't be long before they want the US Constitution to be revoked on grounds that it was written by men those views on life were different to the snowflakes... :roll: Yep, unfortunately it will be tried. If the m...
by TraderVic
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:15 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

Interesting read and good info, good reminders regarding carry ammo.
by TraderVic
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question / POLL
Replies: 95
Views: 1034

Re: Question / POLL

67 in July. I've been shooting a long time, reloading about 25+ years, still lots to learn.
by TraderVic
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Don't know if it made US news.
Replies: 10
Views: 530

Re: Don't know if it made US news.

Maybe Chicago should try that....
by TraderVic
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Hypocrites!
Replies: 19
Views: 586

Re: Hypocrites!

Forrest Gump summed it up quite nicely ; "stupid is as stupid does".
I wonder how these worthless skanks would react if they met my IH766 with the bale spears mounted on my loader ?
Throttle up the diesel :D
by TraderVic
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A little sawmilling
Replies: 50
Views: 1407

Re: A little sawmilling

Old nails/hardware are something else. Lost count how many times I've been chainsawing through a tree trunk and the sparks fly. It's worse on a sawmill.
by TraderVic
Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A little sawmilling
Replies: 50
Views: 1407

Re: A little sawmilling

As far as I know a can't hook has a blunt end and a peavey has a spike at the end. Amazing what one guy can do with logs using a hook. Been using them for years.
Nice pics of your sawmill Lenn !
by TraderVic
Wed May 27, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sure hard to get away from China
Replies: 18
Views: 667

Re: Sure hard to get away from China

With the awareness of our dependence on China for so much finally coming to light during this pandemic, I really wonder IF the U.S. finally wakes up and brings a lot more manufacturing back. I see several possible obstacles to this ; 1. The majority of American consumers want everything CHEAP, cheap...
by TraderVic
Sun May 24, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rather Profound
Replies: 2
Views: 299

Re: Rather Profound

What's the date scratched on the medal from the USS Henderson ?
by TraderVic
Thu May 14, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just Found Stage 1 of 'Screw China' For Their Lying
Replies: 6
Views: 376

Re: Just Found Stage 1 of 'Screw China' For Their Lying

So, which Chinese gov't owes the debt, Communist China or Nationalist China ?
by TraderVic
Wed May 13, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming Events
Replies: 6
Views: 361

Re: Upcoming Events

Cool beans ! The crab people sparked my interest. Are these true crab like beings or are they crab-by people ? Lots of them already.
Have you seen the movie "Battle; LosAngelas" ? Pretty good sci fi flick.
by TraderVic
Sat May 09, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ain`t it purdy
Replies: 19
Views: 694

Re: Ain`t it purdy

Rain/snow coming in this evening. Fire danger is high here, so the moisture is welcome.
by TraderVic
Sat May 09, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Walking the dog toy.
Replies: 10
Views: 338

Re: Walking the dog toy.

Cool. I should hire you to make one with a wife pushing a lawn mower. Would be great entertainment.
by TraderVic
Sat May 09, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 6.5 Creedmoor in a Levergun
Replies: 22
Views: 590

Re: 6.5 Creedmoor in a Levergun

I love the old 6.5x55mm rifle cartridge, and in an Improved it's even better. Not like the new 6.5, but the Improved 6.5x55 will certainly hold it's own in a well built bolt action. I have no qualms with the 6.5x55 . I’ve got a very lightly used CZ550 FS in 6.5x55 that’s shoots amazingly well for a...
by TraderVic
Fri May 08, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 6.5 Creedmoor in a Levergun
Replies: 22
Views: 590

Re: 6.5 Creedmoor in a Levergun

I have a Weatherby Back Country rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor. Aside all of the hoopla, it's a nice cartridge. The 6.5 Swede, 260 Rem & 6.5 CM are all very close in overall performance. I was looking for a 260, but the only way I could get that caliber in a rifle I liked was to rebarrel and I really didn't...
by TraderVic
Mon May 04, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lawnmower Engines....
Replies: 49
Views: 1529

Re: Lawnmower Engines....

I also have a BCS walk-behind 'system', and the engine has been great. Kohler I think. It is a mid-90's vintage, with the GREAT tiller, a sicklebar, and the chipper-shredder. I also got their 'brush-hog' 30" rotary mower, and that thing is a monster. Blade just like a big tractor mounted one; so he...
by TraderVic
Sun May 03, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why They Can't Get Covid-19 in Jacksonville?????
Replies: 24
Views: 934

Re: Why They Can't Get Covid-19 in Jacksonville?????

Actually I wish a lot of people like her I've met over the years would move to Jacksonville, Miami or better yet a nice socialist/communist country like Cuba.
by TraderVic
Sun May 03, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lawnmower Engines....
Replies: 49
Views: 1529

Re: Lawnmower Engines....

Marvin S wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 11:03 am
I done some mowing yesterday with a repowered David Bradley, 2 hp B&S is all that’s needed.
I use a sicklebar attachment quite a bit, very useful in areas of taller grass, etc. I will detach the snowthrower and attach the tiller shortly. Sickle later on.
by TraderVic
Sun May 03, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why They Can't Get Covid-19 in Jacksonville?????
Replies: 24
Views: 934

Re: Why They Can't Get Covid-19 in Jacksonville?????

Oh my, I am speechless......that can't be real, can it ? :shock: If it's a spoof, could a person really keep a straight face through the whole thing ?!
You can't fix stupid and you can't quaratine it either.
by TraderVic
Sun May 03, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lawnmower Engines....
Replies: 49
Views: 1529

Re: Lawnmower Engines....

Marvin, you have some vintage "walking tractors" there. I have a BCS walking tractor with a 12 hp Kohler Command Pro 12 engine. A few years back I was talking to a service tech at Kohler about my engine and he stated that my particular engine was made for Kohler by Kawasaki and is a very good engin...
by TraderVic
Sat May 02, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lawnmower Engines....
Replies: 49
Views: 1529

Re: Lawnmower Engines....

Marvin, you have some vintage "walking tractors" there.
I have a BCS walking tractor with a 12 hp Kohler Command Pro 12 engine. A few years back I was talking to a service tech at Kohler about my engine and he stated that my particular engine was made for Kohler by Kawasaki and is a very good engine.
by TraderVic
Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lawnmower Engines....
Replies: 49
Views: 1529

Re: Lawnmower Engines....

Marvin S wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:36 pm
If a Kohler ain’t leaking and burning oil it’s empty. If you’re lucky enough to get your Tecumseh started don’t shut it off.
Years ago I always heard Tecumseh engines were very good cold weather engines and that's what my old Jiffy (model 30) ice auger has for a motor, works pretty good too.
by TraderVic
Thu Apr 30, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lawnmower Engines....
Replies: 49
Views: 1529

Re: Lawnmower Engines....

piller wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:01 pm
I have a Cub Cadet riding mower with a Kohler engine. The first engine lasted around 150 hours. The second one won't run fast enough to cut the grass. AVOID KOHLER!!!
Years ago they were considered a premium engine.......guess that has changed like so many other products.
by TraderVic
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lawnmower Engines....
Replies: 49
Views: 1529

Re: Lawnmower Engines....

Well, I have a 1752 jon boat with a 35 hp surface drive motor. The motor itself is a Briggs 35 hp Vanguard industrial engine.
A very good engine...
by TraderVic
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:26 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....!

gamekeeper wrote:
Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:01 am
You never can have enough expired cans, they do make excellent targets........ :lol:
No such thing as expired canned goods ;

Cough, hack....wheez.....
by TraderVic
Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting analysis of the response to the virus
Replies: 16
Views: 835

Re: Interesting analysis of the response to the virus

Read it.............Interesting.
by TraderVic
Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers publishes request for comment
Replies: 5
Views: 227

Re: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers publishes request for comment

Interesting. Early in my career with USDA, I was in a field office in a small port town on Lake Michigan. Also located there was avery active USACOE Project Office. I got to know a lot of the guys that worked there. During an average work week, many would travel to Chicago to do engineering surveys,...
by TraderVic
Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruger GP100 .44
Replies: 22
Views: 1233

Re: Ruger GP100 .44

Another good source is "rugerforum.net"
by TraderVic
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "God stuff" happens amid the pandemic
Replies: 5
Views: 295

Re: "God stuff" happens amid the pandemic

Very cool......and humbling as well.
by TraderVic
Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Self isolation photographs UK Rat added.
Replies: 34
Views: 1087

Re: Self isolation photographs UK Rat added.

Trader Vic, yes a CZ 527 in .22 Hornet, I bought it for myself but junior liked so much he got it as a gift when he graduated...... :cry: I sat on the fence too long and the CZ went and discontined their entire line of FS rifles. Have always liked the fullstock rifles. Will keep an eye out for a us...
by TraderVic
Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Self isolation photographs UK Rat added.
Replies: 34
Views: 1087

Re: Self isolation photographs UK Rat added.

gamekeeper wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 12:51 pm
I remember that post, thanks for reposting, I still never noticed the finger on the trigger :lol:
Here's a smaller UK fox my son shot 12 years ago, he has shot a heck of a lot more since.
DSC00915.jpg
GK.......is that fullstock rifle a CZ ?
by TraderVic
Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Self isolation photographs UK Rat added.
Replies: 34
Views: 1087

Re: Self isolation photographs UK Rat added.

gamekeeper wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:57 am
I don't know if he came from New York but he looked like he might be a democrat. The Cooey .410 and a 2" shell took care of him... :D
IMG_20200416_164816.jpg

Click to enlarge image.
Looks like a Democratic rat to me, kind of resembles a Pelosi Rat.
by TraderVic
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Generator Recommendations?
Replies: 20
Views: 642

Re: Generator Recommendations?

Stretch, I like to have a happy medium as to power and gas consumption because if things get REAL bad, I don't want a generator that guzzles a gallon a gas an hour. We have a rancher that's full electric other than we mostly use wood to heat. A high efficiency heat pump provides air conditioning an...
by TraderVic
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Toilet Paper Lottery!!
Replies: 12
Views: 550

Re: Toilet Paper Lottery!!

Holy smokes, are we really there ??!!
:D
by TraderVic
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NEW VIRUS TOPIC
Replies: 21
Views: 638

Re: NEW VIRUS TOPIC

FWIW, Breitbart News ("breitbart.com") is an independent news source and about the only news I consider credible anymore.
by TraderVic
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NEW VIRUS TOPIC
Replies: 21
Views: 638

Re: NEW VIRUS TOPIC

The bottom line with the communist Chinese is : truth is unknown to the Red Chinese gov't, they lie about most everything. Always have and obviously nothing has changed. Eventually the truth will firm up regarding the real source of the virus...........a lab in Wuhan. The Nationalist Chinese in Taiw...
by TraderVic
Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 33 degrees north.....
Replies: 6
Views: 286

Re: 33 degrees north.....

Here in Western WI, I have 8-10" of snow here on my farm. Will get the tractor out later to either carefully plow (loader bucjet set up a bit) or just make tracks so my wife can drive out for groceries tomorrow. The snow won't melt for another 3-4 days due to cool temps. It's just another early spri...
by TraderVic
Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hardships of sheltering in place:
Replies: 33
Views: 1069

Re: hardships of sheltering in place:

Interesting, a good history lesson today.
by TraderVic
Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hardships of sheltering in place:
Replies: 33
Views: 1069

Re: hardships of sheltering in place:

I didn't identify the guns: the rifle is an 1873 whitney-kennedy in 44/40.. it was a competitor to Winchesters 1873 but quite a bit more expensive and didn't sell well. the lever is the old 'rat tail ' or serpentine type. the bore is mirror bright....don't think this ever saw much use. it shoots re...
by TraderVic
Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hardships of sheltering in place:
Replies: 33
Views: 1069

Re: hardships of sheltering in place:

I think you need another retired guy (I volunteer) to help you clean & shoot your guns. I also reload.
by TraderVic
Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cut my own dang hair
Replies: 27
Views: 801

Re: Cut my own dang hair

By a stroke of luck, I got a haircut about two days before WI shut down all barber shops.
by TraderVic
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WORLD'S PRETTIEST PISTOL
Replies: 18
Views: 891

Re: WORLD'S PRETTIEST PISTOL

Great cap and ball revolvers. I've read several times that the most popular of the Colts was their 31 cal revolver. Is this true ?
by TraderVic
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Worried About the Elderly...
Replies: 10
Views: 501

Re: Worried About the Elderly...

Excellent.
Rodney was in a class by himself. I always remember his joke ; "I went to a fight and a hockey game broke out" :mrgreen:
by TraderVic
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Worried About the Elderly...
Replies: 10
Views: 501

Re: Worried About the Elderly...

piller wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:41 am
Have you ever looked at someone who is your age and thought that they look old?
ALL of the time ! It's gets worse when I see an old looking person in the obits......and they'r my age or close both ways :shock:
by TraderVic
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Strange days
Replies: 18
Views: 669

Re: Strange days

I often wonder how anyone could marry someone who doesn't want firearms in the house, I've always been " love me love my gun" . I'm pleased that your stepson accepted the advice and offer.... 8) Talking about our love of guns... I was out in Western North Dakota and Eastern Montana last July and ca...
by TraderVic
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Only Good Thing About "The Next 3 Weeks..." - UPDATED
Replies: 19
Views: 794

Re: The Only Good Thing About "The Next 3 Weeks..."

Yep, bigtime !!! Also, hope this country finally wakes up and brings manufacturing back here. China is leveraging their production of essential goods (medicine, etc) against us. It may work for awhile, but down the road it will bite them in the hind end. Also.......they import a lot of grain commodi...
by TraderVic
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Cause of the Toilet Paper Shortage.
Replies: 10
Views: 570

Re: The Cause of the Toilet Paper Shortage.

Anybody remember years ago when there was a toilet paper shortage tat seems was traced back to Johnny Carson. It seems that one night he came out to do his nightly monologue and he wasn't getting very many laughs so he made up something about the upcoming shortage then before you knew it there was a...
by TraderVic
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Most entertaining movies no one has seen
Replies: 64
Views: 3150

Re: Most entertaining movies no one has seen

Lets see.......Seargent York, Captains Courageous, Monte Walsh and more recently Grumpy Old Men, Lonesome Dove, Conagher, Open Range.....
by TraderVic
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Most entertaining movies no one has seen
Replies: 64
Views: 3150

Re: Most entertaining movies no one has seen

Emperor of the North with Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine (1973).