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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: 981

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: 1444

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: 472

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: 47
Views: 968

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: 922

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: 366

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: 694

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: 1143

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: 508

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: 617

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...
by mikld
Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Somber Affair....
Replies: 11
Views: 720

Re: A Somber Affair....

One of yer best Blaine... :roll: :lol:
by mikld
Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Bells, Aaaah The Bells
Replies: 6
Views: 366

Re: The Bells, Aaaah The Bells

Egg-cellent story. :lol:
by mikld
Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlins
Replies: 11
Views: 754

Re: Marlins

I'm glad to hear about the improvement as a Marlin levergun in 45-70 is on my short list... :D
by mikld
Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Count Your Blessings... "Florida Style"
Replies: 8
Views: 432

Re: Count Your Blessings... "Florida Style"

Recount, re-recount, take it to court, then higher court, then riot when higher court shoots you down...
by mikld
Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A CDC Public Service Announcement
Replies: 7
Views: 402

Re: A CDC Public Service Announcement

Today salad can kill you (romaine lettuce). Pie is a gift from God...
by mikld
Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marriage veterns will recognize this rookie mistake
Replies: 9
Views: 579

Re: Marriage veterns will recognize this rookie mistake

I've been married too many times and I guess I just couldn't learn. Finally, with #5 I learned a few things to keep me outta divorce court; flowers for no reason, diamonds for Christmas (even had to go into debt for this one) and those two magic words; "Yes dear".... :roll:
by mikld
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone like bluegrass?
Replies: 18
Views: 526

Re: Anyone like bluegrass?

I've always been impressed by Rhonda Vincent, but about the only place I've seen her is on RFD TV, a rural/farm community based TV station. I've seen her with her brother and I was most impressed with her Gospel music...
by mikld
Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remington R51 9mm
Replies: 11
Views: 466

Re: Remington R51 9mm

I "fought" plastic guns for quite a while (what the &^*! is a striker fired gun?). The first one I shot felt OK (?)in my hand but had a terrible trigger, long and stiff (keep it clean!). Then just a few years ago I looked at a Ruger LC9s and I was looking at the Remington 51 also, but was scared off...
by mikld
Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remington R51 9mm
Replies: 11
Views: 466

Re: Remington R51 9mm

I "fought" plastic guns for quite a while (what the &^*! is a striker fired gun?). The first one I shot felt OK (?)in my hand but had a terrible trigger, long and stiff (keep it clean!). Then just a few years ago I looked at a Ruger LC9s and I was looking at the Remington 51 also, but was scared off...
by mikld
Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I am getting a new name
Replies: 32
Views: 890

Re: I am getting a new name

Congratulations Grandpa. That's a much beloved title. :wink: For some reason being called Grandpa has a strong meaning to men, almost as strong as Daddy. I balked the fist time I was called Grandpa. We have an "adopted" daughter that has a daughter and when she, the"granddaughter", needed babysittin...
by mikld
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 45 ACP cases made from Federal 270 Win?
Replies: 18
Views: 590

Re: 45 ACP cases made from Federal 270 Win?

I don't have any 270 W brass to section and compare with the 45 ACP brass, so is the 270 interior much heavier/thicker than 45 ACP? I doubt if primer size/type would be enough initiative to modify rifle brass. I've read about some cutting down 30-06 brass to 45 ACP size, but don't remember any detai...
by mikld
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .45 Colt Winchester 94 AE Trapper
Replies: 15
Views: 648

Re: .45 Colt Winchester 94 AE Trapper

I don't believe the "under 1,000 fps" theory as I have many 44 Magnum, 357 Magnum and and some 30-30 loads that go well over 1,000 fps with no leading (plain based, air cooled, wheel weight alloy) and I've read of many people that "shoot out" leading with jacketed bullets. The important thing in sho...
by mikld
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Life Skills: "How To Speak to Women"
Replies: 19
Views: 948

Re: Life Skills: "How To Speak to Women"

Talking to women always got me in trouble. One thing would lead to another and woman #1 would soon file for divorce, and I'd run off with #2... :cry:
by mikld
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm not sure what to call them, suppressor I suppose is close, but .......
Replies: 10
Views: 404

Re: I'm not sure what to call them, suppressor I suppose is close, but .......

A friend of mine used a "muffler" similar to the ones in this discussion. He was shooting competitively and liked to practice in his garage. Apparently it worked enough to keep his neighbors satisfied (he had some good neighbors, mebbe related, that knew he was a gun nut. They also came to his house...
by mikld
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tippmann Arms - scoped !
Replies: 17
Views: 801

Re: Tippmann Arms

Well, I'm of the opinion that any gun that goes bang and does no injury to the shooter is a good gun. All guns are good, just some are better than others... :wink:
by mikld
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: prayers and suggestions for guidance
Replies: 13
Views: 480

Re: prayers and suggestions for guidance

Wow, be praying for your friend. I have has those symptoms, sorta, when I forget to take my blood pressure meds for a few days (I have a hard time remembering to take pills!). Sometimes a few cups of coffee, a little work (setting up targets and shooting bench) skip breakfast, and I'll get blurred v...
by mikld
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mangled brass
Replies: 12
Views: 553

Re: Mangled brass

My 44 Magnum Puma will ding the case mouths sometimes when I smartly (quickly with force), run the lever. Easy levering hasn't seemed to do anything different to the brass. As noted above, Steve's CD is one of the best things an M92 owner can have, second to ammo...
by mikld
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What a picture! Lever deer hunters circa 1945
Replies: 22
Views: 1042

Re: What a picture! Lever deer hunters circa 1945

What's a "lever deer"?

Sorry, I had to... :oops:
by mikld
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you have a dsignated 'Loaner' rifle?
Replies: 36
Views: 937

Re: Do you have a dsignated 'Loaner' rifle?

As a lifelong machinist/mechanic I was very picky/protective about my tools. I am the same about my guns. If I loaned a firearm (and it would have to be with the ammo I use with the gun), it would have to be someone that I trusted explicitly, one familiar with the particular gun and a person that sh...
by mikld
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jeweled Parts
Replies: 22
Views: 722

Re: Jeweled Parts

Looks good to me. I once did some small parts and uses a pencil, eraser side down in a drill press, with some fine valve grinding compound. Worked OK and I did about 4 or 5 parts about the size of 1/2 of a dollar bill...
by mikld
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Now that's a breakfast!
Replies: 12
Views: 675

Re: Now that's a breakfast!

My Dad liked his apple pie with a slab of sharp cheddar cheese on top. But then, he was an Okie...
by mikld
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to improve accuracy and consistency of carbine?
Replies: 15
Views: 685

Re: How to improve accuracy and consistency of carbine?

From a levergun tyro; do these same methods/hints apply to other style leverguns, like a Browning BLR, Savage 99, or Winchester '95? I was under the impression these guns were as accurate as bolt guns (?)...
by mikld
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: loc-tite peep sight screw threads or...
Replies: 12
Views: 410

Re: loc-tite peep sight screw threads or...

For your use, semi-permanent, blue loc-tite will work best. I have used clear silicone caulk/sealant on screws that will eventually be removed on/around the much vibrating engine on my boat.
by mikld
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Too many wolves in Oregon already
Replies: 23
Views: 773

Re: Too many wolves in Oregon already

Shoot. Dig a hole. Don't ask, don't tell...

So. Coastal Oregon; cougars sighted in city park and reported goat killings just east of town. Black bears seen 2 miles up river in residential area. Recent forest fires have pushed them closer/into town. But they are protected...
by mikld
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A good smell
Replies: 11
Views: 556

Re: A good smell

That clean, sweet smell of nice clean air only comes after some nasty, bad weather. I have never seen nor heard about such actions as what went on in the last administration and what lead up to installing a new Supreme Court Judge. Despicable, childish actions... :evil:
by mikld
Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand Rescue
Replies: 7
Views: 421

Re: M1 Garand Rescue

Old Garands never die, they just waste away in a closet somewhere... Good work (and thanks) on bringing that Garand back to life. I had wanted an M1 Garand since the show "Combat" was aired way back when, but it didn't happen until I finally got one 6 years ago. I believe it's right up there with my...
by mikld
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 23
Views: 710

Re: Greetings

Welcome! This forum is like a bunch of fellers sitting in a gun room around a pot bellied stove, with lots of leverguns on the wall, drinkin' coffee, just gabbing... :lol:
by mikld
Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M-1 Garand Campfire
Replies: 2215
Views: 31534

Re: CMP--Garand--Pics added.

When I bought my Garand I also purchased 200 rounds of HXP ammo. The first session I shot about half my stash and truly believe I had more fun shooting my Garand than I had when I got my first 10-22! For a while I kept a canvas ammo belt loaded and handy so my Garand would be a sorta "just in case" ...
by mikld
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Maximum "oomph" for the .45 ACP
Replies: 26
Views: 1292

Re: Maximum "oomph" for the .45 ACP

I have never tried to "hot rod" my 45 ACP handloads. Bur for my SD preferences, I sometimes use a near max load of W231 under a cast Lyman 200 gr. SWC giving me about 950 fps outta my 1911 and Ruger P90 (right outta my Cast Bullet Handbook)...
by mikld
Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M-1 Garand Campfire
Replies: 2215
Views: 31534

Re: CMP--Garand

I would recommend a CMP Garand as a good purchase. I'm not a collector and I just wanted a good shooter so I ordered the "Special Grade". It came with a new barrel and stock, but all innards are original manufacturer and it came in an excellent hard case. All the rifles are inspected and graded and ...
by mikld
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thinning Lee Liquid Alox?
Replies: 14
Views: 734

Re: Thinning Lee Liquid Alox?

I too would thin with mineral spirits. The mineral spirits will evaporate leaving a thin film of alox, and not enough left to combust/diesel under pressure. Ever consider a dry lube? Like graphite or mica?
by mikld
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Have you heard about SouthWest Airlines?
Replies: 17
Views: 1198

Re: Have you heard about SouthWest Airlines?

I know this thread started out as a joke but, I see some misconceptions. Real service dogs are "socialized" and actually are no problem in public, they don't bark. A close friend has the need of a service dog (a real service dog that is registered as such) and was getting a new one from Denver, and ...
by mikld
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Eye Surgery
Replies: 9
Views: 647

Re: Eye Surgery

Didn't mean to resurrect an old, tired subject, but I've not had much luck with "search functions" on forums...
by mikld
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Eye Surgery
Replies: 9
Views: 647

Eye Surgery

I've been wearing glasses since I was 14 and for the last 15 years have been wearing tri-focals. For my shooting I have adapted with receiver sights, peep sights, red dot, and scopes. I am scheduled to have cataract surgery next month and wondering if any members have experienced the surgery and how...
by mikld
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tumbling brass
Replies: 26
Views: 1212

Re: Tumbling brass

Being an old machinist/mechanic, tumbling metal parts is not new to me. After a few years of experimenting with tumbling media have settled on corn cob blast media 14-20 with a touch of auto polish/wax. Blast media works much better than pet bedding (much better quality control) and is not overly ex...
by mikld
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drilling AR500 plate steel
Replies: 20
Views: 819

Re: Drilling AR500 plate steel

Perhaps a small change in design? Weld some drillable tabs on the targets to mount them?
by mikld
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Boycott !
Replies: 17
Views: 691

Re: Boycott !

Life seems to be getting easier. I now have no"hard" decisions about where to eat fast food (Chick-fil-a, In-N-Out burgers) and what to wear (no Levis, no Nike)... :lol:
by mikld
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help quitting the beer
Replies: 43
Views: 1490

Re: Help quitting the beer

I'm 31 years sober by the Grace of God and the principles Of AA. From the above posts I see that many have a gross misconception of what AA is. "A bunch of drunks sitting around telling stories" is one of the most common, but in a good AA meeting, folks share what it was like, what happened , and wh...
by mikld
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nickel plated cases question
Replies: 20
Views: 747

Re: Nickel plated cases question

Add me to the "No Problem Sizing Nickel 357 Brass" group. I started reloading 357 in mid '80s and picked up a lot of nickel 357 brass at the local police range. I still have and reload some of that brass today. Some have been reloaded enough times that the plating has worn through to the brass, and ...
by mikld
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Forgive me while I brag...
Replies: 14
Views: 764

Re: Forgive me while I brag...

Yeah, cool. But can she field dress a deer? :lol: