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by mikld
Fri May 17, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lead hardness testers
Replies: 10
Views: 231

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: 202

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: 232

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: 232

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: 314

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: 314

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: 266

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: 414

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: 414

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: 269

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: 284

Re: SIGNS

Thanks Jim, I got goose bumps...

He has risen!
by mikld
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: A Biblical Conflict?
Replies: 50
Views: 1029

Re: A Biblical Conflict?

I learned during my dealings with the public (bartender, restaurant mgr.) to never discuss politics or religion. I read the bible every day with my wife and leave the deep philosophical interpretations to those more intelligent than I. I rely on the Holy Spirit to "interpret" what I'm reading and gi...
by mikld
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An Interesting Ruger.....
Replies: 6
Views: 439

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: 220

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: 321

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: 368

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: 521

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)...
by mikld
Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's Have Elmer v. Jack Redux....
Replies: 32
Views: 526

Re: Let's Have Elmer v. Jack Redux....

I don't "follow" celebrities in anything whether it be shooting, auto racing, or entertaining. I've read info from both men and have a few books in my reference library, but it's the info/entertainment that I keep them for, not idolizing the writers (I even have books that I'll keep in my library fo...
by mikld
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Something interesting from europe
Replies: 11
Views: 327

Re: Something interesting from europe

357 Magnum? I think I would be wearing a leather sleeve and glove on my off hand/arm...
by mikld
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 73 and 92: what were they made for?
Replies: 28
Views: 748

Re: Winchester 73 and 92: what were they made for?

My WAG is that they were developed for the military. As we all know,great advances in fire arms technology was during times of war. I am not a historian and most of my knowledge about lever guns is just amateur/in passing, but I believe the lever gun was developed during the Civil War, starting with...
by mikld
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cowboy Eye Chart
Replies: 6
Views: 304

Re: Cowboy Eye Chart

Cool, but I don't know how to read brands :oops:
by mikld
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 12 Gauge Flare Guns As SD In Gun-Prohibited Areas
Replies: 20
Views: 393

Re: 12 Gauge Flare Guns As SD In Gun-Prohibited Areas

Yep, I believe a flare gun, although it's original intention is emergency signaling, is still a gun. Just an odd shape, big and clumsy, but still a firearm. Kinda like that nice 12" chef's knife I have, originally it was intended to cut veggies, but when it's in my car, it's a weapon (sword!)...
by mikld
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sure wish they would stop the madness
Replies: 26
Views: 723

Re: Sure wish they would stop the madness

BFD! I can't imagine all the hoop-la about one hour. Normally the time change is on the news, in newspapers and in Church Bulletins ("don't be late or early for services next week"). Originally it was to save an hour of daylight so as to conserve energy. Thinking congress can change DST is a pure fa...
by mikld
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Walking a mile in "their shoes"
Replies: 13
Views: 477

Re: Walking a mile in "their shoes"

I have become good friends with a young lady at our church. When I worked the Prayer Line her Mother would bring her up for prayer, mostly for healing. She was in a wheel chair and the first time I prayed with her I started crying like a baby, I was so touched. She has Cerebral Palsy. I am learning ...
by mikld
Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Excellent Non-Script Joint Relief
Replies: 23
Views: 624

Re: Excellent Non-Script Joint Relief

Just wondrin'. I looked on Amazon and saw a bunch of different DMSO types. Some were "pharmaceutical grade" and about $14 per 3 1/2 oz bottle to a 16 oz bottle for $17. One of these is either a very good deal or a diluted concentration. So, what do you fellers use/recommend?
by mikld
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Hard Times" and Man's Development
Replies: 8
Views: 387

Re: "Hard Times" and Man's Development

My interpretation is that hard time produce good times. Those that survive those hard times end up making times better/good...
by mikld
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: USPS....NOTIFICATION...
Replies: 9
Views: 481

Re: USPS....NOTIFICATION...

Civil Service. BTDT 25+ years. The civil service employees are so "protected" and discipline is difficult so many (most?) times work ethics don't exist. The employee is almost guaranteed a life long job,and the customer is the one to suffer...
by mikld
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's the allure of "tactical"?
Replies: 40
Views: 925

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

Grizz wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:03 pm
and camo sweats and camo tee shirts and camo baseball caps and camo canteens and camo sleeping bags and camo sandals

game-boy rigging
Yep, I told my wife I was gonna get her a Jungle Leaf camo bra for Christmas. It took 2 weeks for the black eye to go away...
by mikld
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's the allure of "tactical"?
Replies: 40
Views: 925

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

"Tactical" is the new "too cool, too hip" way of thinking. I've seen everything from "tactile" sunglasses, all clothing right down to "tactile skivvies", flashlights, pocket knives, MREs, to weird abortions like the Mossberg. When I lived in LA I saw a lot of "jacked up" 4 WD pick ups, painted a mat...
by mikld
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This Could Apply to Many Levergunners...
Replies: 24
Views: 1148

Re: This Could Apply to Many Levergunners...

Yes, and I often get an elbow in the ribs from the Mrs. when I do open my mouth... :o
by mikld
Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FWIW; gun ban...
Replies: 4
Views: 410

FWIW; gun ban...

I heard on the news today of a school shooting in Baltimore. Isn't Baltimore the city that banned LEOs or Security Officers from carrying weapons on school premises last week? Didn't take long for a nut job to figger that one out and shoot up a school... :evil:
by mikld
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lee Carbide dies 357
Replies: 23
Views: 781

Re: Lee Carbide dies 357

Yep, carbide sizing dies are easier to use and lubing is not necessary. But, with some presses with low leverage and maybe some "fat" cases, lube won't hurt anything. Sometimes when I'm sizing on my old Pacific "C" press I'll lube mebbe one out of five or six cases lightly and that does make sizing ...
by mikld
Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Super Bowl Sunday
Replies: 36
Views: 1093

Re: Super Bowl Sunday

I heard of the NFL (National Felons League?) but any football I watch is an occasional college game...
by mikld
Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hearing it too much these days..
Replies: 17
Views: 759

Re: hearing it too much these days..

I had throat cancer and often thought about why cancer happens. I smoked until I was 30 and I also breathed Los Angeles air from 1946 to 2009... :shock My parents were the last generation to have a diet almost entirely of "natural" food and after WWII, more and more "processed" food worked it's way ...
by mikld
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Papa Jim Says
Replies: 16
Views: 611

Re: Papa Jim Says

I'm a "tool nut" and like "old" tools. I have only one 310, in 44 Special, but I have 6 Lee Loaders (along with 4 presses and 1.83 metric tons of assorted reloading tools). I don't have these for all my reloaded cartridges but I do cherish them. Whenever I feel "retro" I'll pull one out and pound ou...
by mikld
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Have you seen my old buddy latety?
Replies: 12
Views: 545

Re: Have you seen my old buddy latety?

A long time ago there was a big gun show in Los Angeles ('70s?).I would go and drool and it usually took several hours to go through it and I don't remember any "mall ninjas" or LEO wannabes. Lots of fellers carrying openly. But there were so many guns! . It was closed down by the county (city?) and...
by mikld
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Brand New Winchester Calibre At Shot Show
Replies: 38
Views: 1360

Re: A Brand New Winchester Calibre At Shot Show

One thing I question when I see a "new and improved" cartridge is what does this cartridge do that others won't? From the posts above it seems that the new cartridge will work in an AR type rifle and not much else that several others won't do...
by mikld
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Metric quantity measurements
Replies: 19
Views: 1801

Re: OT: Metric quantity measurements

I've been around here for a little while and am surprise by the responses given Mr. MIller. 12 posts and not one straight answer. "How to convert...", "Laboratory" and "Metric history" responses, but not an answer. This isn't a "Give a man a fish..." situation, a feller was looking at a liquid in di...
by mikld
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lee Reloading Press Md: 90045?
Replies: 9
Views: 468

Re: Lee Reloading Press Md: 90045?

I used one for a few years bu sold it due to a messy divorce. I restarted reloading in '88-'89 and got a standard "O" press and was satisfied for a few years then bought a Pacific "C" press, I wanted a new Lee, but $$ got in the way and the used Pacific was cheaper. I have the Lee Hand Press, now (b...
by mikld
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UPDATE Somebody want to explain the attraction to this Colt
Replies: 24
Views: 1371

Re: Somebody want to explain the attraction to this Colt

A super rich foreign potentate with more money than brains wants a "real cowboy gun"... :lol:
by mikld
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I think I'm on the hill...
Replies: 65
Views: 2181

Re: I think I'm on the hill...

I mean really... What, exactly is the evolutionary advantage of having hair in your ears? :? Ear hair developed when cave men started getting married. "Ugg, wipe your feet before you come into this cave". "Ugg, did you take out the dinosaur bones like I told you?". "Ugg, is that the only skin you h...
by mikld
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Smoking is bad for you!
Replies: 6
Views: 581

Re: Smoking is bad for you!

I smoked Players in the '70s, but they didn't come in a tin, just a paper box.
by mikld
Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayer Request
Replies: 73
Views: 2223

Re: Prayer Request

Prayers for Mrs. Griff from Oregon. Remember this brother, God is greater than cancer, BTDT...
by mikld
Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Were You "Naughty Or Nice" As a Kid ? ? ?
Replies: 27
Views: 1196

Re: Were You "Naughty Or Nice" As a Kid ? ? ?

Mom kept a quirt on top of the refrigerator because both her sons were bigger than her. Don't laugh at a 5' tall Texan when she's mad... :shock:
by mikld
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question about intercessory prayer
Replies: 16
Views: 483

Re: Question about intercessory prayer

I believe you are 100% right Bill. In prayer for another person we just petition/ask God that His will be done and there is no pain and sorrow, and thank Him for His decision. For a believer, death is not to be feared and the main pain for one's passing is with the family. My wife's grandson died in...
by mikld
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Livin' Large!!!
Replies: 23
Views: 906

Re: Livin' Large!!!

Vintage '46 here. I don't, nor do I want to, remember much of my early life (pre 40). I do remember the blonde beach bunnies of So. CA and the music (I saw James brown, Dylan and the Stones live). My police record kept me out of the service (I much regret that) and nuttin' much good until I sobered ...
by mikld
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Life can be very cruel
Replies: 33
Views: 1483

Re: Life can be very cruel

Prayers from Oregon. We may think life is unfair, but that's what is seen with our eyes. God may have a better idea... Last week we lost my wife's grandson, 31 years old, in a boating accident. When speaking to our Pastor, one thing he mentioned was "Our God is a God of Comfort". That helped ease ou...
by mikld
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any advice or warnings as to reloading manuals?
Replies: 13
Views: 714

Re: Any advice or warnings as to reloading manuals?

One reason to keep newer/updated manuals, besides new powders, is the newer, more accurate testing methods. PSI, vs CUP is one. Yes, I know PSI testing has been around for a while, but there are many loads and cartridges not listed in PSI, but in CUP. Often when I find a newer powder (or jes looking...
by mikld
Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heritage Arms Sentry double action revolver in 38 spl ..... opinions?
Replies: 14
Views: 805

Re: Heritage Arms Sentry double action revolver in 38 spl ..... opinions?

I believe any gun that works and does no harm to me (or the shooter) is a good gun. In the '60s I bought a Rossi revolver, 3" 38 Special. It was all I could afford. Yep, now that is a fairly crude gun, and I've had to do some minor 'smithing to keep it working, but I had many, many hours of shooting...