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by mikld
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UPS Stores
Replies: 8
Views: 227

Re: UPS Stores

Yep, franchise...
by mikld
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bought some 357 dia. cast bullets...
Replies: 8
Views: 250

Re: Bought some 357 dia. cast bullets...

There's more to bullet's "rated" velocity than how hard it is (Most commercial bullets are way too hard. Somehow the idea got spread around that "harder is better" and the commercial casters just supply what the newer cast bullet shooters "want"). Bullet to gun fit is primary and a good lube comes b...
by mikld
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: scope,vs,peep, vs red dot
Replies: 12
Views: 261

Re: scope,vs,peep, vs red dot

I put a scope with a larger objective lens on my Handi-Rifle and used a hammer extension. I was able to use "medium height" rings and still be able to cock the hammer. https://grovtec.com/products/hammer-extensions
by mikld
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WORD
Replies: 5
Views: 235

Re: WORD

Amen!
by mikld
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For my fellow boaters. New pictures.
Replies: 20
Views: 573

Re: For my fellow boaters. New pictures.

The older Hunters were pretty good boats. Not exactly world cruisers, but good boats none the less. The newer ones kinda "cheaped out" and became entry level family/weekend boats. One was berthed next to my boat and I just didn't care for the cheap look (rigging seemed small, spars seemed too small ...
by mikld
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: dumb phones
Replies: 38
Views: 837

Re: dumb phones

When I was doing field service work, I had two radios in my truck and a Department cell, so I was never out of range. For my personal use, I have an old flip phone that just makes phone calls. It does have a camera and maybe a game, but I have never used any of the "smart extras". When I'm on the ro...
by mikld
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 44 special in lever gun
Replies: 8
Views: 501

Re: 44 special in lever gun

My Puma feeds 44 Specials w/240 gr SWC...
by mikld
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speaking Of Motorcycles.....
Replies: 17
Views: 397

Re: Speaking Of Motorcycles.....

We see a lot of those on the Oregon Coast, both locals and tourists (even when it rains). I looked at a used one for sale, but at just 2 years old it was $$$$!
by mikld
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unasked-For AR Advice
Replies: 14
Views: 422

Re: Unasked-For AR Advice

I remember Q showing Bond the AR7, "25 caliber, high power round". My wife gets tired of my comments when seeing guns in movies, like the guy shooting a SAA in a pre-civil war pic...
by mikld
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The First Intelligent Bullet?
Replies: 19
Views: 597

Re: The First Intelligent Bullet?

:evil: :evil:
by mikld
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The First Intelligent Bullet?
Replies: 19
Views: 597

Re: The First Intelligent Bullet?

Just wondering, from those condemning ballistic gelatin, what is a better test medium? I don't know anyone that has some cows to shoot, or can afford big chunks of beef...
by mikld
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2019 Rossi oversize bore
Replies: 7
Views: 283

Re: 2019 Rossi oversize bore

Dunno why, but handgun SAAMI groove diameter specs are .429" and for rifle barrels it's .431". My Rossi slugged out at .432"+ and I had to do some fiddling with my molds and sizers. I shoot about .433"+ to .434"...
by mikld
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The First Intelligent Bullet?
Replies: 19
Views: 597

Re: The First Intelligent Bullet?

Weird. I posted a reply to this thread yesterday, and today it's gone? So here it is again. I have multiple concerns with this "alloy" bullet. First being what the heck is it made of? And then how hard is it, and how will that hardness affect the rifling on my guns? I'd like to see a Brinnell hardn...
by mikld
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: There's No Reason To Do This
Replies: 15
Views: 488

Re: There's No Reason To Do This

This opens up a good, easy method of forming bullets. Besides changing nose shape and swelling OD, I could make a hollow pointing punch and smack some cavities in the noses of some boolits...

Wooo Hooo! I got a project in mind... :lol:
by mikld
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Perspective
Replies: 7
Views: 194

Re: Perspective

Could be a boom piece, it's Caterpillar yellow...
by mikld
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: There's No Reason To Do This
Replies: 15
Views: 488

Re: There's No Reason To Do This

Hmmm. Makes me think of some cast bullets I have that are slightly undersize. Using the "Jim T method" I could "swell" some bullets a few thousandths larger...

Thanks Jim...
by mikld
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The First Intelligent Bullet?
Replies: 19
Views: 597

Re: The First Intelligent Bullet?

Interesting article with forensic results from a homicide from an autopsy. After reading most of the article, with the exception of the scientific description of the electron microscope findings, I have no reason to doubt the bullet's performance is much as advertised... "Intelligent bullet" is real...
by mikld
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grandpa Said....
Replies: 16
Views: 523

Re: Grandpa Said....

Wuz yer Gran Pa from Texas? Mine was and he had some real hair raising true stories... :roll:

I remember he told some stories about a town he lived in for a while; Cut-N-Shoot Texas...
by mikld
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electric truck
Replies: 15
Views: 541

Re: Electric truck

The drive technology is there, just need better batteries. I worked on electric forklifts for a large city and the solid state drive systems worked quite well and were fairly long lived. Major problems were the batteries, which if leaked and made an electrical connection between the battery and the ...
by mikld
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CWD risk isn't going away
Replies: 12
Views: 573

Re: CWD risk isn't going away

Were the elk ranchers compensated in any way ($$$)?
by mikld
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Local gun shops. And greed. grrrrrrrr......
Replies: 48
Views: 1405

Re: Local gun shops. And greed. grrrrrrrr......

Still just $10 here n Oregon, but I have not purchased multiple firearms at one time. But I can understand each is a separate transaction. In OR the serial number of the gun is on the NICS form/check, so 3 guns, 3 checks, but I would prolly balk at the shop's "policy" too...
by mikld
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lever gun "nostalgia only"?
Replies: 27
Views: 738

Re: Lever gun "nostalgia only"?

I initially got my first lever gun as a "partner" to my 44 Magnum revolvers. I don't hunt anymore, but all the game I was interested in or may come across would be "fair game" for my lever 44 (pigs, deer, bear). In a bad times, riot, society failure, or home protection situation, the only drawback t...
by mikld
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lever gun "nostalgia only"?
Replies: 27
Views: 738

Re: Lever gun "nostalgia only"?

I don't believe this guy is a troll, I think he (arrogantly) believe he is correct...
by mikld
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lever gun "nostalgia only"?
Replies: 27
Views: 738

Re: Lever gun "nostalgia only"?

Yep, agree 100%! But I believe there are at least two lever guns that use box/removable magazines? Henry Long Ranger and Browning BLR?
by mikld
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lever gun "nostalgia only"?
Replies: 27
Views: 738

Lever gun "nostalgia only"?

I was looking in another forum and a thread started about the Henry lever gun that now has a loading gate. I stayed out of the ensuing argument and saw this; The only use a lever action has is nostalgia. Much like a revolver, time has produced better designed firearms. Very few if any arguments can ...
by mikld
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another reason I'm glad I escaped...
Replies: 23
Views: 1118

Re: Another reason I'm glad I escaped...

We came really close to retiring in Fortuna, CA. Nice folks, nice cool area near the coast, small shooting range on the edge of town and the Eel River Trap and Gun Club skeet range down the hill from the house we almost bought. Right on the Eel river, small town but not so small as to be wanting any...
by mikld
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another reason I'm glad I escaped...
Replies: 23
Views: 1118

Re: Another reason I'm glad I escaped...

Hmmm. If Oregon worked the same way as CA (anything in the same zip code as a "toxic" material is also considered toxic), we would be in trouble. I buy groceries from a large store that also sells gasoline. Their pumps are less than 100 yards away and if OR worked like CA, all the food would have to...
by mikld
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another reason I'm glad I escaped...
Replies: 23
Views: 1118

Re: Another reason I'm glad I escaped...

Escaping that political culture is really nice, and relaxing. Miss the good people, the Sierras, and our favorite restaurants. YES! Relaxing. I had a commute into down town LA for the last 20 years I worked. Didn't know how angry I was until 2 months after I left. I grew up in a Mexican neighborhoo...
by mikld
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another reason I'm glad I escaped...
Replies: 23
Views: 1118

Re: Another reason I'm glad I escaped...

Believe it or not but that warning is the result of a proposition passed by the voters. Originally, it was supposed ed to be for things like asbestos. But once passed it required a governmental body to enforce it. Once they got in charge they just kept adding stuff to justify their existence. And s...
by mikld
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another reason I'm glad I escaped...
Replies: 23
Views: 1118

Another reason I'm glad I escaped...

I couldn't find my small round sharpening stone so I ordered one from Smokey Mountain Knife Works. It's a round, medium grit, white stone, about 2" in diameter. It is attached to a sheet metal "button" (looks like a campaign button) and total its about 3/8" thick. But I noticed a sticker on the pack...
by mikld
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help Needed ! ! !
Replies: 19
Views: 599

Re: Help Needed ! ! !

Couple things I earned while working on heavy construction equipment; Never let the smoke out of wires especially the big ones (4/0). When it don't fit, a 32 oz ball peen or a 5 lb single jack is totally acceptable. No matter how hard the task becomes, the guy next to will say "I seen worse..." as h...
by mikld
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Texas outlaws Red Light Cameras.
Replies: 20
Views: 539

Re: Texas outlaws Red Light Cameras.

I don't understand most of the "invasion of privacy" problem. I'm just an old retired mechanic. I do not do anything (much) illegal and am on no "no fly" lists. I just go about my everyday life and have done so for the last 31 years, when I got sober. I attend AA meetings and if someone wants to pho...
by mikld
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Texas outlaws Red Light Cameras.
Replies: 20
Views: 539

Re: Texas outlaws Red Light Cameras.

It sounds like to me not so much a problem with the cameras but the over enforcement. Pillar mentioned "the companies that run them keep going up on the fine". A private company assessing traffic fines? Sounds funny to me but glad they are now banned...
by mikld
Mon May 27, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Memorial Day reflection...
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Memorial Day reflection...

Just a thought; Yesterday at church a veteran gave a short talk about Memorial Day. I was reminded that Memorial Day isn't a "holiday", but a day of remembrance. Not a day to remember/celebrate those veterans that came home, but for remembering those that didn't come home. Memorial day used to be on...
by mikld
Fri May 17, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lead hardness testers
Replies: 10
Views: 324

Re: Lead hardness testers

I have a Lee tester, but had quite a bit of hassle with the microscope. I have a magnifying visor and dial calipers, so I just measured the dimple with my calipers. It's not difficult to "frame" the dimple with the calipers and the visor enlarges enough to get good measurements. There are many ways ...
by mikld
Fri May 10, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Newbie bullet casting help please! RForte61
Replies: 13
Views: 302

Re: Newbie bullet casting help please! RForte61

About 25 years ago I read somewhere "The only way to learn to cast bullets, is to cast bullets". So, I did. But I agree with the posts above mentioning Lyman's Cast Bullet Handbook (I prefer the 3rd Edition for a beginner, but that's prolly hard to find and the 4th Edition is also excellent and has ...
by mikld
Thu May 09, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Log splitting machines
Replies: 7
Views: 299

Re: Log splitting machines

I have to agree; the most "dangerous" one would be the red one...
by mikld
Wed May 08, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Log splitting machines
Replies: 7
Views: 299

Log splitting machines

Some really innovative ideas on this interesting video, labeled "Extremely dangerous...", but I didn't see much danger, if the operator pays attention...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87s6JK3olLk
by mikld
Wed May 08, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A dozen buzzards eating catfish heads
Replies: 12
Views: 408

Re: A dozen buzzards eating catfish heads

There's a local lady that like to feed the sea gulls in our area. The entire "meal" only lasts less than an hour, and while irritating to some, it's really no big deal. Personally I wouldn't bother with the "buzzard feeder" and perhaps take action against the litterers. We have a problem of that sor...
by mikld
Tue May 07, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A dozen buzzards eating catfish heads
Replies: 12
Views: 408

Re: A dozen buzzards eating catfish heads

I don't see any harm. Is the dumping area on your property? Or on the road? You mentioned it is out of sight. Is there any lasting mess? The main thing is; does it bother you?
by mikld
Thu May 02, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Loading berrys 38 plated bullets
Replies: 5
Views: 330

Re: Loading berrys 38 plated bullets

I tried plated bullets, maybe 1,000. I loaded them with cast bullet data. FWIW, I found no benefit for using plated bullets over my cast, leading free boolits...
by mikld
Thu May 02, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Smart Slide
Replies: 19
Views: 544

Re: Smart Slide

Personally, I figger in a stressful situation, the Smart Slide would be ignored. I don't know when it started for me, but I count every time I pull the trigger, just habit. I think this may prove useful in competition, mebbe for a "tactical reload". But I don't have any Glocks and my "Stressful situ...
by mikld
Wed May 01, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Smart Slide
Replies: 19
Views: 544

Smart Slide

Interesting. Does your round count for you... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIjaoJOoy3U
by mikld
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT- Should I Answer
Replies: 5
Views: 327

Re: OT- Should I Answer

Thanks, I'll try that. I signed up for the "Do Not Call Registry", but that doesn't stop anything. My wife got a phone paid for by the gov't (department?) and it has a nice screen that has captioning. Since I rarely get calls I just ignore the phone, but wife just glances at the captioning screen an...
by mikld
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SIGNS
Replies: 6
Views: 330

Re: SIGNS

Thanks Jim, I got goose bumps...

He has risen!
by mikld
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An Interesting Ruger.....
Replies: 6
Views: 484

Re: An Interesting Ruger.....

Hmmm. Ya gotta read the article. There are Sigs and Walthers and several other popular guns in this genre...
by mikld
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So April Fools day pranks ..... Anyone get pranked?
Replies: 10
Views: 252

Re: So April Fools day pranks ..... Anyone get pranked?

Headline in NY Times; "In a speech Monday. Speaker Pelosi told the truth regarding the state of out country and attributed the vast improvements to President Trump"... Nah, April fool...
by mikld
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Nominees For The 2019 Darwin Award
Replies: 5
Views: 380

Re: New Nominees For The 2019 Darwin Award

Consentual shooting between adults?
by mikld
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody here also on Ruger Forum?
Replies: 14
Views: 426

Re: Anybody here also on Ruger Forum?

Which one? I got kicked off one for asking the "guru" too many questions...
by mikld
Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Over heard at hardware store ......
Replies: 14
Views: 582

Re: Over heard at hardware store ......

Maybe the kid was a computer whiz and just wanted a bench to store his computer components. Not every bench is used for engine rebuilding or reloading, and not every kid can remove a screw without reciting "lefty loosy, righty tighty)...