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by fatboy
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question / POLL
Replies: 106
Views: 1458

Re: Question / POLL

74 creeping up on 75; hunter, shooter for 60+ years, reloader for nearly 60.
bob
by fatboy
Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why Wouldn't This Be A Good Idea??
Replies: 18
Views: 744

Re: Why Wouldn't This Be A Good Idea??

"Common hydroxychloroquine side effects may include:
headache, dizziness, ringing in your ears;
nausea, vomiting, stomach pain;
loss of appetite, weight loss;
mood changes, feeling nervous or irritable;"

I have all that now, except weight loss and I haven't taken pill one!
Bob
by fatboy
Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 4,100 of these rifles (carbines) made PER DAY
Replies: 24
Views: 924

Re: 4,100 of these rifles (carbines) made PER DAY

There were plenty available in the late stages of Viet Nam, some Advisers still carried them when we worked with Local Force units that hadn't been issued 16's. We had 2 cut down M-2's hanging on the wall of our hootch along with a couple M-3A1's.
Bob
by fatboy
Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SPAM
Replies: 20
Views: 643

Re: SPAM

Do like me some Black Pepper Spam!
Bob
by fatboy
Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Easter Bunny 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 293

Re: Easter Bunny 2020

First time I've seen one with ears! :shock:
bob
by fatboy
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 193

Re: Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!

Black and Tan remains fighting words in places. I'd not ask for one in the Republic.
Bob
by fatboy
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Effect of panic on gun prices?
Replies: 26
Views: 883

Re: Effect of panic on gun prices?

Martin B. Retting is still in bidness!? I first saw their adds in the early 1960's. If ammo is short again mebbe I should tally up my stock of .30Commie and put a note up at the club, sold the SKS and don't intend to buy another commie gun.
Bob
by fatboy
Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COFFEE!!
Replies: 42
Views: 1055

Re: COFFEE!!

Yup, some say bread is the staff of life, I'd respectfully disagree! Don't drink as much as I once did but nothin' gets done around here until Grandpa has had his second cup!
Bob
by fatboy
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30-30 Ackley advice
Replies: 13
Views: 801

Re: 30-30 Ackley advice

I have a .30WCF AI on an ancient Model 99 action, a custom, it is superbly accurate! My best handloads use 150 grain slugs, usually a round nose because the rotor/mag were cut for .22HighPower and are short, over a charge of 3031. I've also had very good accuracy from the Speer 130gr slug, both the ...
by fatboy
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wayyyyyy offf topic......the movies....
Replies: 4
Views: 357

Re: Wayyyyyy offf topic......the movies....

Never been a 'Ford Man' but I had to see that show because I remember those days well. What surprised me was the number of ladies in the audience!
bob
by fatboy
Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Starting to Feel Old ? ? ?
Replies: 14
Views: 561

Re: Starting to Feel Old ? ? ?

Had a semi annual blood draw this morning, the phlebotomist and I were recounting how different trick or treating was during our childhood; few folks handed out store bought anything but some of those farm ladies could make your heart stop with their chocolate chip cookies or homemade fudge! Home di...
by fatboy
Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Post a picture of your horse ...
Replies: 26
Views: 1001

Re: Post a picture of your horse ...

Don't have to feed mine nor shovel up after her!
Bob
by fatboy
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Product review ..... Harbor Freight 'Apache' weatherproof protective case Small for $10
Replies: 2
Views: 231

Re: Product review ..... Harbor Freight 'Apache' weatherproof protective case Small for $10

I admit to being a H.F. 'fan boy'! I'm an emergency radio operator for the Sheriff and Fire Dept., I have large stores of batteries to power my ham radios and all I store now is the HF alkalines. Too many probs with the famous ones and store brands. Several of my radios are powered by HF rechargeabl...
by fatboy
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: dumb phones
Replies: 38
Views: 1299

Re: dumb phones

Out here near the end of the known universe, I find my ham radio has better connectivity than anything else. Since I'm an aging widower I do carry a cell phone in case I fall down the stairs getting to the wine cellar or my shop.
bob
by fatboy
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electric truck
Replies: 15
Views: 808

Re: Electric truck

Happened onto a live broadcast from LeMans a week or so back, heard the commentators talking about the Toyota GT cars being so fast out of the pits, seems those are Toyota hybrids with, as I disremember, 500HP electric motors with instantaneous torque! That combined with a 500HP fuel engine made the...
by fatboy
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best 30-30 bullet to reload for hogs
Replies: 15
Views: 956

Re: Best 30-30 bullet to reload for hogs

My last feral hog was dropped with a 100gr. cup and core by Sierra in my new .250-30000, never saw the need of a more expensive slug. My deer bullet for my .30-30 AI is the Speer 150gr RN.
bob
by fatboy
Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 410
Replies: 72
Views: 2692

Re: 410

Took my first 'gam animal', a Chinese pheasant with a .410; over 60 years later I keep a .22/.410 OU M-6 behind the seat of my truck all the time. Sometimes I take the little Czech down and pack it into my suitcase when I travel.
bob
by fatboy
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help Needed ! ! !
Replies: 19
Views: 755

Re: Help Needed ! ! !

Solutions:
A. If it's supposed to turn and it isn't, apply WD40
2. If it's NOT supposed to turn and it is, apply duct tape.
bob
by fatboy
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My new .250-3000 was delivered today
Replies: 12
Views: 683

Re: My new .250-3000 was delivered today

.250 works as well in a light weight bolt gun as it did in my 99 Takedown. About lunch time last Saturday I got into position and popped a young pig with it. Range was +/- 75 yds so a head shot was no problem. You might note that 'Curly' as I named him has curly hair with lighter tips on the hairs, ...
by fatboy
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My new .250-3000 was delivered today
Replies: 12
Views: 683

My new .250-3000 was delivered today

Used to hunt with a Model 99 Takedown in .250-3000 with a Lyman Alaskan scope on it. Damaged rotator cuffs can't handle weighty guns so I decided I need a lightweight .250. Called Savage and discussed the possibility, then had my local dealer place the order. It's a Model 11 Light Weight Hunter and ...
by fatboy
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: USAF is retiring the remaining revolvers.......
Replies: 8
Views: 601

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

Once upon a time, long long ago and far away, I carried a model 10 with several M-15 parts transplanted. Mil Spec .38Spl ammo was an anemic 130gr FMJ of .355 diameter in a brass case that had hardly any powder in it, really, no improvement over the .38 Colt of the Philippine Insurrection. Several of...
by fatboy
Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Replies: 8
Views: 291

Re: Happy St. Patrick's Day!

This sez it all: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJt4y4f ... tGZGBvb7ic

I'm sure it would sit well with my Parnell forefathers.

bob
by fatboy
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Rare Western Washington Snow Storm
Replies: 20
Views: 913

Re: The Rare Western Washington Snow Storm

Jane Doe and her twin buck fawns spent the night in the ground cover under my second story deck; this morning they tried to get to anything green for breakfast.
bob
by fatboy
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NRA Article "The Little Savage: .250-3000"
Replies: 22
Views: 1157

Re: NRA Article "The Little Savage: .250-3000"

For years a 1930 something vintage 99 Takedown .250-3000 was my blacktail rifle and each time I pointed it at a deer I had meat, except for once. Because my rotator cuffs are as raggedy as the cuffs of my old Wrangler Riggs work pants, it had to go, just too heavy for my worn joints. Yesterday I had...
by fatboy
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Rare Western Washington Snow Storm
Replies: 20
Views: 913

Re: The Rare Western Washington Snow Storm

I do not care what caused it! I have shoveled my driveway clear of 30 inches that fell in 24 hours or less and removed another 26 inch deposit from my deck and then re-shoveled both to clear the nightly increase. Had I wanted this stuff I would have moved back to Spokane instead of "Under the Blue H...
by fatboy
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Ceiling Fan for Helicopter Junkies...
Replies: 10
Views: 827

Re: A Ceiling Fan for Helicopter Junkies...

Way back when those Hughes choppers were nicknamed 'Loach' after their designation as 'Light Observation Helicopter'. I never saw one that wasn't outfitted as a gun ship and it was common for the dudes in the glass bubble to carry pre-made charges of TNT/C-4 to drop into the mouths of bunkers and sp...
by fatboy
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: federal bureau of prisons marked winchester 94?
Replies: 11
Views: 895

Re: federal bureau of prisons marked winchester 94?

I am quite curious about this '94, having worked for The Federal Bureau of Prisons and never having heard any mention of them. When I was a Correctional Officer (guard, hack, screw, turnkey, poeleece) we had a Model 70 '06 with Redfield sights, 2 M-1 carbines with 15 round magazines and 2 or more Co...
by fatboy
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speer 150 and 170 30 cal flat points
Replies: 3
Views: 467

Re: Speer 150 and 170 30 cal flat points

Speer150's out of my .30-30AI Model 99 are amazingly accurate. Only used it on deer once but that one dropped in its' tracks.
Bob
by fatboy
Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tumbling brass
Replies: 26
Views: 1866

Re: Tumbling brass

I load in small lots so a rock polisher loaded with reptile bedding (walnut shell) from the local big box pet store suffices, I do 'enhance' the reptile bedding with a small bit of Mothers.
bob
by fatboy
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Puns From The Past
Replies: 7
Views: 712

Re: Puns From The Past

Psychic Wanted: You know where to apply.

bob
by fatboy
Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Other than Guns what do you like to do??
Replies: 42
Views: 3139

Re: Other than Guns what do you like to do??

I enjoy turning Irish beverages into waste water.
Bob
by fatboy
Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WANT! Win 95 in 7.62 Russian!
Replies: 19
Views: 1783

Re: WANT! Win 95 in 7.62 Russian!

I'm showing my age but I remember well when Rooshian Model 95's graced the back pages of several gun mags as surplus. I think the asking price was 50bucks or so; I wasn't interested and bought a Model '98 Persian Mauser carbine for 50bucks delivered to me (I was 14 at the time) at the local post off...
by fatboy
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Notes on LED upgrades for flashlights
Replies: 8
Views: 1216

Re: Notes on LED upgrades for flashlights

I've converted all my MagLites, including Mini's, with LED's bought at my local WallyWorld.
bob
by fatboy
Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gary Fellars Vintage Sights Ft. Worth Texas Update 6/25
Replies: 36
Views: 6405

Re: Gary Fellars Vintage Sights Ft. Worth Texas Update 6/25

7 year old thread or not, I dealt with Gary several times, I'm sure he was older and more forgetful than me, but in our last dealing he had to remind me of several matters. My excuse was I was driving across the state 2-4 times per week to care for an ailing Mother. See, Gary was one of those guys w...
by fatboy
Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many here remember the old sixgunner site?
Replies: 18
Views: 1876

Re: How many here remember the old sixgunner site?

Still have my 'WWW.SixGunner.Com shirt'! AND, I can still get into it!
bob
by fatboy
Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got foot locker?
Replies: 11
Views: 1043

Re: Got foot locker?

Thought I replied to this so I hope this isn't a duplicate. I've two, the one I shipped home from my team base camp in the RVN and another I picked up somewhere along the line. One is filled with brass awaiting the reloading station, the other has cooking supplies that will be needed if we suffer a ...
by fatboy
Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: trip update
Replies: 13
Views: 1335

Re: trip update

Grizz,
Are you doing to Race to Alaska from Port Townsend?
bob
by fatboy
Sun May 28, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Doctors Under Siege?
Replies: 8
Views: 971

Re: Doctors Under Siege?

Dentist I went to in California suffered repeated thefts of his nitrous tanks; Doc I went to in Seattle was held up for the narcotics in his office safe.
bob
by fatboy
Sun May 28, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Memorial Day Picture.
Replies: 8
Views: 1025

Re: Memorial Day Picture.

To absent friends.
bob
by fatboy
Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: milesfortis.com
Replies: 12
Views: 1527

Re: milesfortis.com

Been watching daily to see if it's back up and running; just now instead of a forbidden warning, I was sent to something called 'wordpress'!
bob
by fatboy
Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Model 62 Marlin
Replies: 7
Views: 972

Re: Model 62 Marlin

My .30Carbine will place 3 or more handloads into an inch paster at a hunnert yards, if I do my part. Unfortunately, it's gonna have to be sold soon having reached that age when too many of anything could be a burden.
bob