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by mikld
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The paperback version of SURVIVAL RELOADING is now avaiable
Replies: 6
Views: 124

Re: The paperback version of SURVIVAL RELOADING is now avaiable

Shameless self promotion! (J.K., I ordered both :lol: )...
by mikld
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What About That Stimulus Check?
Replies: 16
Views: 513

Re: What About That Stimulus Check?

At first I thought "new gun!", but second thought was "I'll believe it when I have the check in my hand". But, I'll probably have an unselfish moment and give it to our Church. Our Church keeps a large pantry stocked with food and essentials that are given to anyone in need (and occasional monetary ...
by mikld
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just a sittin here and browsing for my next gun. need advice
Replies: 16
Views: 795

Re: Just a sittin here and browsing for my next gun. need advice

In '96 I got a Ruger Mk II (my first semi-auto), 6" bbl. In all the rounds fired since IIRC, I have had one or at the most 2 FTFs (and that was with some Remington hyper 22 lr). I have had reflex sights and now it is wearing a scope (2x Bushnell) and it is waaaay more accurate than I can hold, even ...
by mikld
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need a chuckle or two? Might as well laugh as cry ...
Replies: 10
Views: 666

Re: Need a chuckle or two? Might as well laugh as cry ...

Hmmm. I agree with the conclusion being the best choice, but I would have chosen an old floozie over a hooker. But with my age creeping up on me, a new pistol looks pretty good... :roll:
by mikld
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prepared to Shelter In Place.
Replies: 16
Views: 836

Re: Prepared to Shelter In Place.

I need a sheet of plywood to build the divider wall between trunk and passenger compartment, but can't go to the Home Depot unless it's a "necessity" so I'm stuck not moving forward. Tough to stay home, and keep busy when you need materials, but aren't supposed to go buy them! I'd say that's a nece...
by mikld
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quarantine Choice
Replies: 5
Views: 318

Re: Quarantine Choice

Yep.Some people around here are getting crazy; fear. Some are saying out of state auto should not be allowed in town! (state border is less than 10 miles away and many folks from CA shop here). But, Psalm 46 comes to mind "Be still and know that I am God"...
by mikld
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help - Bullets shaving.
Replies: 9
Views: 302

Re: Help - Bullets shaving.

but the inside of the cases is pushing the lead up as the bullet goes down. This is the interesting part. Gundownunder mentions bullet is not shaving as in the normal meaning of the term, but perhaps swaging. My questions are where do the "shavings" appear, if and and when is the damage done? Durin...
by mikld
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: City folk are a comin
Replies: 12
Views: 644

Re: City folk are a comin

Ex-city boy here. Spent first 60 years in LA county. But you fellers need not be concerned. City folk's knowledge/lore is too different than rural folks and the invasion is of no concern (I was able to make the transition because my father was Okie and my mother was Texan, so my blood was rebelling ...
by mikld
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DoD Pulls An MRE Selection
Replies: 2
Views: 193

Re: DoD Pulls An MRE Selection

Ummm! 'guana meatloaf! Yum... :lol: Wondering, tail meat or drum stick meat? :(
by mikld
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New "tactical" item
Replies: 5
Views: 243

New "tactical" item

We have all seen the proliferation of "tactical" equipment these days and today I saw a new "tactical" item we all "need". A tactical paper clip... :lol: https://www.superessestraps.com/collections/survival-and-tactical-supplies/products/tactical-paper-clip-heavyduty-125lb-steel-tool?utm_source=Mail...
by mikld
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What a day I had ...
Replies: 8
Views: 407

Re: What a day I had ...

Several years ago I had a CA DMV test done by a female DR. The "turn your head and cough" test was handled (!) quite nicely with her gloved hand and reaching under my gown (but still bothered/embarrassed me). Then just a few months ago I had the old "bend over and place your elbows on the table" tes...
by mikld
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: All nighter !
Replies: 8
Views: 337

Re: All nighter !

By September everything will be all right. Either we'll all be dead or the virus will be gone and things will be back to "normal"... :D
by mikld
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Waxahachie declares state of emergency.
Replies: 8
Views: 275

Re: Waxahachie declares state of emergency.

Was there a run on Dr. Pepper? :o

I lived in Duncanville for a while in the early eighties and delivered Dr. Pepper in Ennis. I really liked the area but I missed the ocean...
by mikld
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CTD at it again
Replies: 13
Views: 466

Re: CTD at it again

I'm not justifying their pricing/time factors, but does anybody know what the price for that case was last month? What they "normally" charged for the same item pre-"shortage/panic"? I don't know current pricing mainly because know I don't buy factory ammo anymore except for a new to me gun to get s...
by mikld
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Plan "A" : Social Distancing...
Replies: 12
Views: 307

Re: Plan "A" : Social Distancing...

Gone for a week, 10 days? Did you remember to bring 6 months worth of toilet paper? :wink:
by mikld
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lesson From The Past
Replies: 8
Views: 362

Re: Lesson From The Past

GunnyMack wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:15 pm
That is so simple these millennials could understand it!
They couldn't comprehend. How many millennials have seen a real live cow, other than on their cell phone?
by mikld
Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When they say to wash your hands ...
Replies: 17
Views: 531

Re: When they say to wash your hands ...

Years ago I worked in a hospital. The Pharmacist in charge of the IV room got some test kits. We had to wash our hands and then place our hands on this gel. Palms and backs of the hands. They were placed in an incubator for a week. Our names were on them. After a week, we saw the results. One stude...
by mikld
Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If the coronavirus is present and there are no more facemasks
Replies: 19
Views: 473

Re: If the coronavirus is present and there are no more facemasks

FWIW and sorta-not-quite-on-topic; I understand a virus is smaller than a bacteria (smallest known 400 nanometers, virus is 20-400 nanometers diameter) So are the masks available for "protection" able to filter out something as small as a virus? I think the "pores" or "holes" in a mask are large eno...
by mikld
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Year In The Life Of A Log Over A Stream
Replies: 12
Views: 324

Re: A Year In The Life Of A Log Over A Stream

Cool. I think that video lowered my blood pressure 10 points...
by mikld
Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: what would you do
Replies: 2
Views: 208

Re: what would you do

Got chills reading that. But, it's a good reminder not to wait, accept Him now...
by mikld
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruger 57 5.7 x 28 mm
Replies: 9
Views: 221

Re: Ruger 57 5.7 x 28 mm

A bit of info/videos on the 5.7x28; https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6QH13 ... ery=5.7x28
by mikld
Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COFFEE!!
Replies: 42
Views: 874

Re: COFFEE!!

My Gramps had heart problems and the Dr. told him to quit coffee (early 1950s). So he started drinking hot tea, and because we were buddies, I drank tea too (age around 6 or 7). I drank tea up until my early 20s, when I moved out and only had coffee at restaurants. I don't remember anything about th...
by mikld
Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Oregon Rebellion....
Replies: 16
Views: 688

Re: Oregon Rebellion....

When I came to Oregon I left everything CA behind in CA. I got a drivers license, auto registration, changed all account info/addresses, utilities, bank accounts, everything changed over within the first month of arrival. I was fed up with all the CA craziness, weird politics, unfair/unjust laws and...
by mikld
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What turned you on to guns?
Replies: 35
Views: 697

Re: What turned you on to guns?

None of my relatives, that I knew of, were hunters or shooters. My father did neither as work "kept him busy". Growing up in the ghetto my first encounter with firearms was "zip guns". Made from toy pistols, single shot with a steel tube barrel and firing 22 rimfires. I secretly made one in metal sh...
by mikld
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Oregon Rebellion....
Replies: 16
Views: 688

Re: Oregon Rebellion....

I have lived in So. Oregon for only 10 years and this is the first time I've heard of this. Local news is lacking with a 3 sheet local newspaper, broadcast news coverage limited to a small, local area of the state. I'm still looking for the State of Jefferson Movement to be discussed in the state le...
by mikld
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The rest of the story please.
Replies: 21
Views: 625

Re: The rest of the story please.

My same thoughts on the subject. I never understood why people got so carried away with spending one dime more than they had to for a funeral. I want the cheapest, least hassle my family can find. And just dump my ashes in the woods when they're done. Funerals are for the living. Some to show how m...
by mikld
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The rest of the story please.
Replies: 21
Views: 625

Re: The rest of the story please.

I've always wanted to be buried at sea. Feed the fishes. I have always loved the ocean and spent much of my free time on the water. Put me in a bag that decomposed quickly, wrap 30 feet of anchor chain around my ankles and dump me over the side...
by mikld
Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Hope This Isn't Accurate!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 376

Re: I Hope This Isn't Accurate!!!

Having lived in LA most of my life, I would agree with most of the items on that list. "Those facts have zero impact on public expenditure" is obviously a misleading (wrong) statement. The single most popular place in LA county on the first of each month is the Welfare office. The least popular is t...
by mikld
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I know some 'NRA Members' are dumb, but....???
Replies: 11
Views: 386

Re: I know some 'NRA Members' are dumb, but....???

piller wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:18 pm
Funny how We The People is becoming We The Government.
Yes. Our government has become "Of the Party, by the Party, and for The Party"...
by mikld
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .357 cast bullets
Replies: 5
Views: 235

Re: .357 cast bullets

For me, 15 BHN isn't too hard, but that's close to the upper limit of my casting alloys. I tried the PSI to BHN "formula" once and it resulted in a need for a BHN of 22 for my 44 Magnum, so I quickly dropped that idea. Most of my revolver bullets run 11-12 BHN and because they fit the guns they are ...
by mikld
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The best place to be
Replies: 10
Views: 302

Re: The best place to be

Yep. I used to dream of sitting in front of a roaring fire, in my overstuffed easy chair, dressed in my red plaid smoking jacket, sipping on a good sour mash whisky with my trusty Irish setter at my feet. Turned out I wound up sitting on a curb, freezing my butt off, drinking cheap vodka and a rat r...
by mikld
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Salute to President Trump
Replies: 26
Views: 653

Re: Salute to President Trump

The "government" in this country has gotten out if hand. It no longer represents the people of this country (with the exception of our current President) and is a bunch of self serving leeches. Besides the life long, career politicians, a major part of our problems arise from the "Two Party System"....
by mikld
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This might be a good addition to your BOB
Replies: 19
Views: 539

Re: This might be a good addition to your BOB

I don't think I'd "bug out" in a dooms day situation. I believe way too many people would "head for the hills" and although there's a lot of "hills" around So. Oregon, I think it would wind up a bit crowded. I used to live in earthquake country and was prepared for all that. My boat, moored just 4 m...
by mikld
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: useful 380 ACP gel tests
Replies: 19
Views: 361

Re: useful 380 ACP gel tests

I'm wondering what others think about Paul Harrell's "meat target" (t-shirt material followed by pork ears, pork ribs, oranges or watermelon, pork ribs, t-shirt and several layers of fleece blankets)? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWmg0wB5xsA 50 seconds into the videro...
by mikld
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For the Contender fans here
Replies: 22
Views: 864

Re: For the Contender fans here

It was mentioned above that the frames are shipped either "rifle or pistol". But when I bought my Contender, frame only, in CA I had to specify rifle or pistol and caliber. I argued with the counter clerk but if I wanted the Contender I had to choose, so my Contender is officially a 22 single shot r...
by mikld
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HENRY Model X
Replies: 29
Views: 1087

Re: HENRY Model X

I haven't heard much about the Mossberg thing lately. Is it still made and did any sell?
by mikld
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I have stopped carrying guns. Instead I carry this Device.
Replies: 12
Views: 873

Re: I have stopped carrying guns. Instead I carry this Device.

So, now we cannot attach any sexist terms to it; "gun, gat, rod, pistola, She, piece, or Hammer of God", we must refer to that as a PPD, personal Protection Device.
by mikld
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HENRY Model X
Replies: 29
Views: 1087

Re: HENRY Model X

The only thing I see "tactical" is the light/laser rail on the forearm. Many guns today are made with plastic stocks and matte black finishes, even some bolt action hunting rifles. I guess some fellers think if it ain't walnut and blued steel it ain't a gun... I've got a "cheap, ugly, plastic rifle"...
by mikld
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I got a tough question to answer ..... can you help?
Replies: 41
Views: 1213

Re: I got a tough question to answer ..... can you help?

"And she is legally blind. She can see but its limited..... more then a few feet from her nose and things go seriously blurry." wm This sounds like an accident waiting happen. I would not want to become involved in any type of firearms recommendation, take her shooting, training her, etc., given th...
by mikld
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruined Rifle
Replies: 23
Views: 965

Re: Ruined Rifle

marlinman93 wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:24 am
I have to ask the obvious. How does one forget a rifle for a year in the woods?
Lots of after hunt alcohol...

Reading Wm's post tells me barrels might be interchangeable, ala Contender. I'd call Rossi and ask...
by mikld
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: why i like the ruger single-six
Replies: 29
Views: 937

Re: why i like the ruger single-six

One of my first handguns was a Single Six with 22 lr and 22 Mag. cylinders (1966). Very accurate and the longest shot with a handgun was about 70-75 yards. We were in the high desert outside LA and I was sitting on the side of a small ravine and saw a jack rabbit sitting on the opposite side of the ...
by mikld
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Better than Football
Replies: 10
Views: 469

Re: Better than Football

I never ran from a LEO, I saw what happens when you do. They will always catch you and it usually hurts when they do (Compton PD)...
by mikld
Thu Dec 26, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which is quieter?
Replies: 57
Views: 2439

Re: Which is quieter?

Hmmm. Lost of speculation as to what bluesman 423 wants quiet ammo for and the thread quickly went to shooting cats. I shoot 22 rimfires in my shed for fun and would shoot my 44s if they weren't so loud and frighten the neighbors. I didn't find any available here but I would try 22 Shorts. I'd like ...
by mikld
Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 44 spceial comparison ...... interesting article that might appeal to many here
Replies: 14
Views: 669

Re: 44 spceial comparison ...... interesting article that might appeal to many here

I stopped reading when the author mentioned a lead bullet not "biting the barrel" and friction/recoil. Maybe I'll read more later, but I got a bad impression of an author not knowing much about cast lead bullets when comparing a lead bullet load against a jacketed bullet load...
by mikld
Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The muddled 38
Replies: 25
Views: 1303

Re: The muddled 38

wvfarrier wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:52 am
I was always taught to never carry handloads for EDC. I do in the woods though.
I first read this subject when I discovered reloading forums in 2006 and it has been "discussed" ad infinitum! Never has a consensus been reached nor a good example of prosecution from "killer ammo"...
by mikld
Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The muddled 38
Replies: 25
Views: 1303

Re: The muddled 38

One of my house gun's loads are using DEWCs. I load them over a max. charge of W231 (not +P) and am getting around 750 fps from my 2" snubby., with about 5"+ penetration in wet paper (much denser the gel/flesh). I cast them from my normal bullet alloy, approx. 12 BHN, lube them with my "Speed Green ...
by mikld
Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Christmas
Replies: 7
Views: 213

Re: Christmas

Linus Van Pelt:
"for behold, I bring unto you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the City of David a Savior, which is Christ
Even the a cartoon recognizes Jesus as Savior...
Merry CHRISTmas fellers...

Mike
by mikld
Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone with first hand knowledge of SCCY CPX pistols?
Replies: 7
Views: 319

Re: Anyone with first hand knowledge of SCCY CPX pistols?

My SCCY came with 3 magazines...
by mikld
Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone with first hand knowledge of SCCY CPX pistols?
Replies: 7
Views: 319

Re: Anyone with first hand knowledge of SCCY CPX pistols?

I picked up a SCCY CPX-3 in 380 Auto last month. I got mine from Bud's Guns for a bit under $200. I like it. The fit and finish are good, the action seems smooth (I'm not used to a long double action, but smooth trigger, yet, but other than that it is a good gun). I have only fired it twice both wit...
by mikld
Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DEAL ALERT: Walmart is Clearing Out Handgun and Rifle Ammunition
Replies: 8
Views: 479

Re: DEAL ALERT: Walmart is Clearing Out Handgun and Rifle Ammunition

I wouldn't go to a Walmart even if they were giving away ammo. Buying a product from them even if it's at below their cost is helping them. In my mind, my individual boycott goes across the board, not buying anything from Walmart no matter how much it would help me. I don't believe in a "half boycot...