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by mikld
Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Girlfriend
Replies: 18
Views: 698

Re: My Girlfriend

I saw "My Girlfriend" and was gonna pass. I didn't feel like any reading posts about relationships, girl friends, etc., but then I saw the thread was started by Blaine. Good one Blaine! :mrgreen:
by mikld
Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quality of 2016-20017 Marlin model 94's?
Replies: 9
Views: 267

Re: Quality of 2016-20017 Marlin model 94's?

FWIW and an aside; I thought my Puma barrel groove diameter was .004" over spec, but I researched and found .44 Magnum barrels on rifles are spec'ed at .431" as per SAAMI, not the handgun spec. of .429". So, mebbe some of those "oversize" barrels aren't... :mrgreen:
by mikld
Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any ideas about shooting glasses?
Replies: 20
Views: 350

Re: Any ideas about shooting glasses?

It's pretty much personal choice; style, color, fit, etc. but any real safety glasses will do fine. I worked as a HD mechanic and was required to wear safety glasses so I got Rx safety glasses from my Optometrist. Ihe company I worked supplied safety glasses (from Grainger) and they also worked (I k...
by mikld
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "UN"-Cocking a Firearm
Replies: 28
Views: 603

Re: "UN"-Cocking a Firearm

I have only two handguns that are striker fired, three in you count my Ruger MkII and like jeepnik I've not had any OOPS when decocking a hammer fired gun, rifle or handgun. My semi-auto handguns have hammers as well as my revolvers and I don't remember cocking a 1911 hammer by hand or needing to de...
by mikld
Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two 22 lr ammo questions
Replies: 24
Views: 495

Re: Two 22 lr ammo questions

I got a Remington Viper for Christmas in '87. I was able to successfully shoot all types/makes of 22 ammo except Remington!
Remington ammo didn't work very well in a Remington rifle... :o
by mikld
Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two 22 lr ammo questions
Replies: 24
Views: 495

Re: Two 22 lr ammo questions

I've always had good luck with Blazer 22 LR, 40 gr, solids. Pretty accurate in my Rugers and my Marlin bolt gun. When I run them through my Paco Kelly's Acu'rzer the groups shrink up to 25%. The only 22 LR I do not buy is any Remington ammo, 36 gr, 40 gr, HP or solids. When I get a new to me 22, I b...
by mikld
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buying Other People's Handloads
Replies: 34
Views: 841

Re: Buying Other People's Handloads

After rereading this thread only two thoughts come to mind and they are old sayings; "Better safe than sorry", and "Err on the side of caution".
by mikld
Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Horses?
Replies: 6
Views: 378

Horses?

OK, I admit, I'm a city boy (So. Central L.A.) and know nothing about horses other than they are big. I am asking this question here because I figger there are some horsemen here and I don't dare ask it on any other forum; I see a lot of Cowboy TV shows and movies and I see a stage coach or wagon be...
by mikld
Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buying Other People's Handloads
Replies: 34
Views: 841

Re: Buying Other People's Handloads

Personal opinion; I believe factories that manufacture ammo have a much better quality control than most home reloaders. Personally, I have never, in the 45 years I've been shooting had a "bad" factory round (I know someone will now post their experience with a Kaboom or squib with a factory round, ...
by mikld
Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brain trust.
Replies: 24
Views: 732

Re: Brain trust.

Been dealing with the Chetco Bar fire for over 3 weeks now. I'm in a level 2 evacuation area. City of Brookings, much within level 2 and 3, within 2.5 miles of fire and down wind. Several of my friends have been evacuated from their homes. Many of the folks up river have been told to leave. Air rate...
by mikld
Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RCBS Powder Scale help needed
Replies: 16
Views: 497

Re: RCBS Powder Scale help needed

I picked up a nice RCBS 5-10 fairly cheap a few years ago. When I tried to level it I couldn't and noticed the set screw for the drum/wheel was missing. Steel, brass, stainless setscrews, no matter how short I made them, were much too heavy. I found a nylon set screw here and I now can level the sca...
by mikld
Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Redding 'Profile' crimp dies?
Replies: 6
Views: 388

Re: Redding 'Profile' crimp dies?

I son't reload the 44-40 (or the 38-40), but I've often read they are generally thin walled, cases often subject to collapse during reloading. I cannot recommend a Lee FCD for handgun ammo for any reason as my experience with one for my .44 Magnum with cast bullets was a total failure. I do have and...
by mikld
Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Evacuation thinkin'
Replies: 19
Views: 687

Re: Evacuation thinkin'

My home/neighborhood has been upgraded to a Level 1 Evacuation status, meaning pack and get ready (Stage 2 is "Get Set", and 3 is "Go!"). Have bags packed (as if we are going on a week long trip), papers ready and phones/tablets charged. If we get to three, we'll prolly go south. Some motels in Cres...
by mikld
Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Evacuation thinkin'
Replies: 19
Views: 687

Re: Evacuation thinkin'

I would suggest secure, fire, theft safe storage for any photos, memories, etc, along with important documents, an "off site" secure storage area. Because of legal problems with a meth-head crazy sister, I have no pics or family memorabilia at all . Father and mother's belongings "disappeared" short...
by mikld
Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Evacuation thinkin'
Replies: 19
Views: 687

Re: Evacuation thinkin'

I think that with the folks on here you wouldn't have a lack of places to go and wouldn't be short of meals. Come on down well fix you up! Thanks , but I grew up in So. Central LA and lived in the area most of my life (worked for the city of LA 25 years, right downtown) and it would take a total lo...
by mikld
Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Evacuation thinkin'
Replies: 19
Views: 687

Re: Evacuation thinkin'

Mike how are things going ? Cheto Bar fire now about 100,000 acres. 7 structures lost (blame already starting. Forestry Service taking hits). Actual fire line within 2.5-5 miles of town. Some residents allowed to re enter evacuation area w/permission from Sheriff. High humidity and coastal fog with...
by mikld
Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Evacuation thinkin'
Replies: 19
Views: 687

Re: Evacuation thinkin'

If what they say in the news is true re. the new gun confiscation law there in oregon, just mentioning an ak-47/74 and 1000 rounds of ammunition in an otherwise meaningful and innocent post can get all of your guns took away without much due process and no warning to you….. I lied. I have a 10-22.....
by mikld
Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Evacuation thinkin'
Replies: 19
Views: 687

Re: Evacuation thinkin'

I have always thought if I lived in a place where I had to sweat forest fires, at the first hint of a fire anywhere within 10 or 15 miles I would have my 5th wheel hooked up , cocked and locked with all my really good stuff in it, like papers, family pix, plenty of food, water, clothing. Only takes...
by mikld
Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Evacuation thinkin'
Replies: 19
Views: 687

Re: Evacuation thinkin'

I have a bunch of MREs and lots of canned goods (I like Spam!). Freeze dried stuff (soups, ramin, casseroles, etc.) I rotate the caned stuff more than the MREs and keep at least 2 cases of bottled water on hand (when in LA I had 2 weeks worth of food in my shed ans another 2 weeks on my 30' sailboat...
by mikld
Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Evacuation thinkin'
Replies: 19
Views: 687

Evacuation thinkin'

I've been doing a lot of thinking about my guns and reloading supplies because an evacuation order, stage 3, has been issued to an area less 1 mile from my home. The Chetco Bar fire is burning down towards the coast and a huge area is considered unsafe, if conditions get any worse, there's a possibi...
by mikld
Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Snake in the hen house
Replies: 17
Views: 587

Re: Snake in the hen house

The Jewish part of me won't eat snakes, but the Texan in me might just enjoy that... :wink:
by mikld
Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need help/ideas from a Subaru crank...
Replies: 19
Views: 533

Re: Need help/ideas from a Subaru crank...

Electrical problems can be hard to trouble shoot (25 years as an Auto Electrician at LA DWP). When an electrical component heats up, things can expand and poor connections can open. Solenoids are known for this (also ignition coils, but modern auto engines have one coil per cylinder). If the engine ...
by mikld
Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Peep Sight vs Iron Sight
Replies: 31
Views: 960

Re: Peep Sight vs Iron Sight

When my eyesight took a down turn I couldn't hit anything with my guns' open sights, rifles or handguns. After trying a few different configurations (full buck horn, "Bullseye", flat top square, round, etc.) I went with a Williams Fool roof on my Puma and a One Ragged Hole peep on my Ruger SBH. The ...
by mikld
Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wanna Be a SAILOR?
Replies: 12
Views: 726

Re: Wanna Be a SAILOR?

Sounds like a Submariner...
by mikld
Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need prayer on a different subject.
Replies: 16
Views: 539

Re: Need prayer on a different subject.

Praying. Sounds like everything is progressing correctly. Fix heart, fix knee, go hiking! Trust God to fulfill your wishes...
by mikld
Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Primer shipping/storage
Replies: 4
Views: 420

Primer shipping/storage

I was looking at a thread on another forum about primer storage. By far the response was "keep them in their original packaging",which I agree with. But I have a question that I would like to pose to the members here. How do ammo manufacturers get their primers? Are they shipped to them in 100 count...
by mikld
Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone own a Heritage Rough Rider .22?
Replies: 11
Views: 611

Re: Anyone own a Heritage Rough Rider .22?

Uncle Si shoots one... :lol:
by mikld
Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best Self-defense Handgun.....
Replies: 40
Views: 1329

Re: Best Self-defense Handgun.....

If I had your choices, I'd go with either one of the first two on your list. Para Ordnance in 45 ACP, high cap. magazine...
by mikld
Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone own a Heritage Rough Rider .22?
Replies: 11
Views: 611

Re: Anyone own a Heritage Rough Rider .22?

I've got a vintage Ruger Single Six w/both cylinders (and original red felt bag for the extra cylinder). I picked it up used in '69 and there is no way I'm gonna "toss it in the seat of my truck or in the glove box". For that I might pick up a Rough Rider as a "utility" gun and when I do take my Rug...
by mikld
Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keeping your cool on the motorcycle
Replies: 44
Views: 1980

Re: Keeping your cool on the motorcycle

Wow. What a divisive thread. I am/was an experienced motorcycle rider and familiar with the freeway in the video. I cannot see anywhere that he rider was in fault ("his kick caused the car to lose control". joking, right?). I've had many, many close calls and 90%+ are caused by mototist. Yes, the ri...
by mikld
Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: sail trip update and reformat
Replies: 12
Views: 576

Re: sail trip update and reformat

Sailing really gets one in touch with the sea, and God. Solo sailing is almost like praying...
by mikld
Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keeping your cool on the motorcycle
Replies: 44
Views: 1980

Re: Keeping your cool on the motorcycle

Easy to see that some of the posts on this thread are from non-bikers. I saw a car side-swiping a bike, on purpose or not, he was squeezing the biker (BTDT. Motorcycle riding on fwys in LA is a dangerous undertaking in itself) After the "push-off" by the biker the car's driver attempted to kill the ...
by mikld
Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shedding A Tear For The Last Motorcycle
Replies: 19
Views: 718

Re: Shedding A Tear For The Last Motorcycle

Blaine, ever looked a Harley (or Honda) 3-wheelers? Or even a Can-Am Spider? I've had the itch for a while now 'cause I got a bum knee that folds up when I don't want it to. I visualized coming to a stop, putting down my right foot for balance and winding up on my side, under my bike. :o
by mikld
Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Figured out some of the sleep problems
Replies: 13
Views: 893

Re: Figured out some of the sleep problems

The fellers are right. My late wife died of heart problems brought on by years of un-diagnosed sleep apnea (late '70s). I too was having minor sleep problems but I had sinus problems on top of that. Most symptoms left when I had a sinus "roto-rooter" done. See a Dr. soon, it is treatable...
by mikld
Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Neck surgery today the 15th
Replies: 41
Views: 1281

Re: Neck surgery today the 15th

Yessir! Prayers for the MIllers from Oregon...
by mikld
Tue May 30, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: We Had A Classic Lunch, Today.
Replies: 9
Views: 714

Re: We Had A Classic Lunch, Today.

Bill, don't remember the name, but it was across the street from the Chevron gas station. Not the hotel across the hwy, but the corner on the east side of the station...

Yep 4 or five slits along the OD and a small X in the center. Ya gotta do it right ya know...
by mikld
Tue May 30, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Redhawk Jamming - any ideas...???
Replies: 14
Views: 984

Re: Redhawk Jamming - any ideas...???

Don't have that problem, but if I couldn't retrain myself I might try a bit stronger trigger return spring. I had a 1911 that I had to teach myself to lightly touch the inside front of the trigger guard with my finger on release. Can't remember all the details as to why, but it only took a bit of th...
by mikld
Mon May 29, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old guys computer probs.
Replies: 15
Views: 960

Re: Old guys computer probs.

Yeah, I could have called my grandson... :lol:
by mikld
Mon May 29, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: We Had A Classic Lunch, Today.
Replies: 9
Views: 714

Re: We Had A Classic Lunch, Today.

Yep, so far 'Merican! food mentioned! I found a restaurant that offers Fried Baloney Sandwiches in Cave Junction, OR, but it's about 1 1/2 hours away. Two good ole 1/2" slices of baloney, 2,1/4" slices of tomato and onion, 2 slices good old American cheese with lettuce and mayo on white bread. Bring...
by mikld
Mon May 29, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old guys computer probs.
Replies: 15
Views: 960

Re: Old guys computer probs.

Well an update. I read all the responses and tried several fixes, but all seemed to be just a bit off. I did a few Google searches and tried the suggestions/remedies listed but most all were either missing an important part or I was too stoopid to figger out the directions (I could never find a "tra...
by mikld
Mon May 29, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayer Request Lung cancer
Replies: 69
Views: 2784

Re: Prayer Request Lung cancer

Yessir! Prayers for a speedy healing John...
by mikld
Fri May 26, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old guys computer probs.
Replies: 15
Views: 960

Re: Old guys computer probs.

Thanks fellers, but I've not been able to find a remedy. Google offers chrome books stuff, does not recognize "how to find recycle bin Google Chrome" and "how to retrieve deleted files in Google Chrome". I guess I,m just gonna have to suck it up. I've got Leverguns.com so I'll be OK for a while........
by mikld
Fri May 26, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Common Tools and Their Usage
Replies: 7
Views: 654

Re: Common Tools and Their Usage

Hmmm. As a lifelong machinist/mechanic I an too familiar with most of those tools. I still have scars from a drill press that turned a piece of flat stock into a "flesh eater" (a blade doing 900 RPM hurts!)...
by mikld
Wed May 24, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old guys computer probs.
Replies: 15
Views: 960

Re: Old guys computer probs.

I guess I'll just take my 'puter to Abby and have her fix it (NCIS)... :D

I guess I left something out, my lost files were bookmarks on Google Chrome. The "recycle bin" icon just sends me to stuff deleted fron windows not my online stuff...
by mikld
Tue May 23, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old guys computer probs.
Replies: 15
Views: 960

Old guys computer probs.

Does anyone know how to "undelete" a file? I was trying to remove a little used entry in a bookmark file and I guess I hit the line just below the one I wanted to delete and removed 90% of my gun related bookmarks, mebbe 75 bookmarks. Yeah, I know 70 year old hands sometimes don't go exactly where y...
by mikld
Fri May 19, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good news then the bad
Replies: 10
Views: 837

Re: Good news then the bad

First I thought of two solutions. You could always rent a mower and let Dad finish the lawn, or pay someone to mow it for you.

But I like FWiedner's post; the grass will still be there when you get back...hog hunting might not wait... :mrgreen:
by mikld
Thu May 18, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BC/ AD to BCE when did that happen?
Replies: 17
Views: 1087

Re: BC/ AD to BCE when did that happen?

Hmmm. How does the PC police designate a reason for "Year 1"? Do they hope no one will connect Year 1 with Jesus? Are they hoping no one will notice and just take it for granted Year 1 is an arbitrary starting point? :evil:
by mikld
Wed May 17, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Banning Lead Ammunition
Replies: 26
Views: 1266

Re: Banning Lead Ammunition

Just like mentioned a few times above; whatever the politicians and their followers say is skewed. When CA banned lead in "Condor Areas" I looked for facts, scientific facts to back up their spiel about all those poor buzzards that died from the evil lead bullets. I could find none. Just the do-good...
by mikld
Tue May 16, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Banning Lead Ammunition
Replies: 26
Views: 1266

Re: Banning Lead Ammunition

Just to add comment to piller's post; the treatment is called "Chelation Therapy", it removes heavy metals from the body... https://www.google.com/search?q=chelation+therapy&oq=chelation+therapy&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l5.6763j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 There are also "natural/herbal" chelation therapi...