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by Larkbill
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AARP, any real advantages?
Replies: 12
Views: 192

Re: AARP, any real advantages?

It takes some talking to get the AARP discount everywhere using AMAC but we've been successful more often than not. Most desk people respond well if you are just friendly and polite, I usually ask, "is it better to be a veteran, old, or corporate, because I can do it all". I still have my GE insuran...
by Larkbill
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When someone asks "Can I borrow a gun...?"
Replies: 13
Views: 227

Re: When someone asks "Can I borrow a gun...?"

I had to stop and think about if there actually were folks I might lend a gun to. Two of my kids have meat guns more or less on loan, I can lay hands on them if I want but almost never do. My "good" bro in law who I would trust with anything I own or care about. Unfortunately his father called him h...
by Larkbill
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RETIRED! DIDN'T EVEN KNOW IT WAS SUNDAY
Replies: 13
Views: 428

Re: RETIRED! DIDN'T EVEN KNOW IT WAS SUNDAY

When I first retired 1.5 years ago I decided every day felt like Saturday so I began calling Monday through Friday Saturday 1 through Saturday 5, Saturday was still Saturday, and I wasn't going to mess with Sunday. I'm home churched and reflect on my creator almost every day but make a special effor...
by Larkbill
Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Griff, M.M., Six, Y.K., et al.....
Replies: 17
Views: 567

Re: Griff, M.M., Six, Y.K., et al.....

fordwannabe wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:01 am
How did Adam Schiff end up at your house eating cat food.
What is wrong with you? That's not a weasel. That's a skunk, Nadler was dining on his porch.
by Larkbill
Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lever Round Lineup
Replies: 11
Views: 419

Re: Lever Round Lineup

I think that first one is a .38-55
by Larkbill
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Navy Question....
Replies: 22
Views: 900

Re: Navy Question....

I knew one of my blackshoe shipmates would have the answers. Thanks for your insights. So is this a new Bonnie Dick or the old one converted? I was on the old one in Jacksonville once to retrieve gear for a friend in one of our squadrons. This Bonhomme is the newer one, a smaller critter than the o...
by Larkbill
Fri Jul 17, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Very Disappointed In Westin Nerf Bars
Replies: 23
Views: 713

Re: Very Disappointed In Westin Nerf Bars

I see part of the problem here. You all have misappropriated the term Nerf Bars. Nerf Bars were on the back of dragsters so you could push start them with your tow vehicle (more often than not a station wagon in those days). The items you're discussing are what we sold in the parts dept to truck buy...
by Larkbill
Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Navy Question....
Replies: 22
Views: 900

Re: Navy Question....

I knew one of my blackshoe shipmates would have the answers. Thanks for your insights. Many years since I was even a lowly airdale (my Dad, a WWII Signalman, refused to call me a sailor) so I remember little of what went on on The Boat. (sorry, old habits) So is this a new Bonnie Dick or the old one...
by Larkbill
Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Louisiana Mandates Mask As Of Today
Replies: 15
Views: 497

Re: Louisiana Mandates Mask As Of Today

I have to say I like that better than my full face hunting mask.
by Larkbill
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Doc, your opinion, will blue Gov leaders..
Replies: 37
Views: 1237

Re: Doc, your opinion, will blue Gov leaders..

In case you missed it (most likely because almost no one covered it) Fauci said back on May 28th that mask wearing should be done as a gesture that shows respect for other people. It's symbolic. He admitted they weren't 100% effective but wouldn't admit how much less. So that's where we are. Symboli...
by Larkbill
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: With All The Free Time We Have, Shooting Bench Anyone?
Replies: 10
Views: 311

Re: With All The Free Time We Have, Shooting Bench Anyone?

You're clearly a craftsman on several levels. I've accomplished building sturdy over the years but building pretty still eludes me. I do most of my shooting at my rifle club where concrete is the material of choice on our benches so not much room for me to innovate. Besides, these days I shoot offha...
by Larkbill
Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Doc, your opinion, will blue Gov leaders..
Replies: 37
Views: 1237

Re: Doc, your opinion, will blue Gov leaders..

Here's another thought. The folks telling us to wear masks have to know the masks most are wearing are largely ineffective. Are we being used as human lab rats to generate statistics that can be compared to the medical people who routinely wear NIOSH Level 3 approved masks? I saw a quote from a tech...
by Larkbill
Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 16’s
Replies: 10
Views: 500

Re: 16’s

Folks did like those Polychokes back then.

One of my 16's is a suicide safety A5 with a COMPENSATED Poly. It's kind of startling because it gives you a little puff of air in the face with each shot.

I bought it for $135 around 1999. It's not hideous, but not a great beauty either.
by Larkbill
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIP Ennio Morricone
Replies: 3
Views: 240

Re: RIP Ennio Morricone

Some of the best movie music of all time.

And never performed better than this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLgJ7pk0X-s
by Larkbill
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 16’s
Replies: 10
Views: 500

Re: 16’s

Wow! Been a while since I loaded for my 16s. Wasn't aware of the CB wads for the 16. I still have one bag of WAA 16 from my stash and have used Italian wads from Ballistic Products to supplement. Just inherited 4 bags of shot and was thinking of getting back into shotshell reloading and shooting my...
by Larkbill
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No cashiers at Lowes, Home Depot
Replies: 14
Views: 784

Re: No cashiers at Lowes, Home Depot

No matter the store, if there's the least little PITA, they end up with a pile of stuff that I would have purchased left sitting where the PITA occured. There are plenty of places to shop. I don't need to put up with any cr@p. :lol: I hear you, but I already had too much time invested and was on a ...
by Larkbill
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 16’s
Replies: 10
Views: 500

Re: 16’s

Wow! Been a while since I loaded for my 16s. Wasn't aware of the CB wads for the 16. I still have one bag of WAA 16 from my stash and have used Italian wads from Ballistic Products to supplement. Just inherited 4 bags of shot and was thinking of getting back into shotshell reloading and shooting my ...
by Larkbill
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No cashiers at Lowes, Home Depot
Replies: 14
Views: 784

Re: No cashiers at Lowes, Home Depot

Ha!I used to be down on the self checkout until I got in line behind a woman buying 13 gift cards to pay 13 different bills by mail. Kept telling the cashier her life story of why she couldn't get a checking account. Nope, I'll self checkout every time and get my Cabela bucks for ammo purchases too.
by Larkbill
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question / POLL
Replies: 112
Views: 3186

Re: Question / POLL

69. Started with a REAL Red Ryder my Mom had in the 30's. Still have the Remington 511X I bought for $30 when I was 12.

Shooting more now than ever. Shotguns, lever silhouette in .22, pistol cartridge, and big bore. Airgun silhouette in fall/winter. Retirement is great for shooting.
by Larkbill
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ohio plague numbers, an overview
Replies: 16
Views: 608

Re: Ohio plague numbers, an overview

@marlinman here's something that is SO FUNNY. yesterday I went for a walk in the Olympic National Park at one of those wilderness spots you can drive to... I walked on a wide groomed trail for a mile or two, and I passed 3 female appearing individuals wearing masks !!! 5000+ feet of elevation, in t...
by Larkbill
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ohio plague numbers, an overview
Replies: 16
Views: 608

Re: Ohio plague numbers, an overview

They'll never do a proper study of mask effectiveness because they know most of the masks people are wearing are nothing but sugar pills. A study would prove it. NIOSH calls them unrated but somewhere between ineffective and Level 1 depending on actual construction. Some may filter out dust. Like yo...
by Larkbill
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Other Gun Forums.
Replies: 26
Views: 1051

Re: Other Gun Forums.

We're allowed to visit other gun forums? But seriously, if you want to visit the center of bad/wrong/conflicting advice, my antique outboard motor forum probably holds the record in every category for this. Every newbe that successfully gets some old iron running for 5 minutes is an instant expert. ...
by Larkbill
Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruger Blackhawk Clips
Replies: 14
Views: 696

Re: Ruger Blackhawk Clips

I just received an offer from a Nigerian prince for free Blackhawk clips if I just send him all my banking details for security purposes.
by Larkbill
Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: current commieflu info
Replies: 19
Views: 615

Re: current commieflu info

My club has been staying pretty much with the schedule. Just Hosted a Regional and Mo State High Power Silhouette match last weekend. I've shot .22 Lever and Bolt Silhouette and plan to shoot pistol cartridge lever this Sunday. Range manager sent out a news letter stating they aren't accepting the "...
by Larkbill
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dame Vera Lynn.
Replies: 13
Views: 560

Re: Dame Vera Lynn.

One of the reasons I come here every day.

I always learn new things. My Dad was in the Pacific so my focus tends to be more towards that theater.

What a great lady.
by Larkbill
Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Most entertaining movies no one has seen
Replies: 64
Views: 3475

Re: Most entertaining movies no one has seen

Carlsen Highway wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:02 am
High Road to China 1982
Thanks for reminding me! That was a fun movie. Selleck at his best, Bess cute as a bug, and fantastic scenery. Plus airplanes. What's not to like?
by Larkbill
Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which would be funnier....?
Replies: 10
Views: 908

Re: Which would be funnier....?

piller wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:22 pm
He was comic relief in a couple of movies. Not very good comic relief, but that was his claim to fame.
That explains it. Haven't been to the movies in at least 25 years. And I'm REALLY selective with what I watch on TV.
by Larkbill
Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A little sawmilling
Replies: 50
Views: 1789

Re: A little sawmilling

Wish I lived closer, I'd come help you do it. Love to see old things that still do the job. I collect and use old outboards. My brother enjoyed your videos but said he'll stick to his Lucas mill. He has an old school bus body he uses to season his lumber. Naturally solar heated and runs a couple low...
by Larkbill
Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A little sawmilling
Replies: 50
Views: 1789

Re: A little sawmilling

Those things are tough. Mine ran in concrete dust constantly for over 30 years and finally the compression got low enough to make it hard to start in really cold weather. I bought a derelict pickup so I could have an engine ready to swap in to the breaker and when the machine shop looked at it they ...
by Larkbill
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Low creek flow Ram Pump
Replies: 8
Views: 677

Re: Low creek flow Ram Pump

Is it really a surprise Oregon would have a rule against something sensible like storing something useful that isn't always available? The jackasses from the south are determined to ruin a great place.
by Larkbill
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A little sawmilling
Replies: 50
Views: 1789

Re: A little sawmilling

Is your International a flathead or OHV? OHV are the Diamond series made in three sizes. I had a BD220 (Black Diamond) on my concrete breaker. What a workhorse! I still have a shop manual for those engines if you can use it and want it. PM me with mailing info. My cousins in southern Alberta had tho...
by Larkbill
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Henry frontier rifle
Replies: 2
Views: 440

Re: Henry frontier rifle

The longer barrels are quieter. I have a 60s Remington bolt action with a 24" and it's noticeably quieter than some of my other guns. With CCI Subsonic ammo it sounds like a pellet gun.
by Larkbill
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which would be funnier....?
Replies: 10
Views: 908

Re: Which would be funnier....?

I don't remember why I'm supposed to know who Tom Arnold is.
by Larkbill
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For All the Clint Eastwood Fans
Replies: 10
Views: 593

Re: For All the Clint Eastwood Fans

He turned NINETY today ! I saw that on another website. Hard to believe we've been around that long. It seems like just yesterday I was watching those programs with my fanner fifty by my side. oh yes ! my fanner 50 belt had the built in derringer in the belt buckle ! and I had a rolling block carbi...
by Larkbill
Mon May 25, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: new pistol
Replies: 13
Views: 868

Re: new pistol

Never shot one of their 22/45 pistols but I love my MKII bull barrel. It's probably the most accurate 22 handgun I've owned. Have fun with it when it gets over the carona virus. The MK II Target models are still the top of the mountain for the Ruger MK's. Best money I ever spent. Second best money ...
by Larkbill
Sun May 17, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How did henry get so popular?
Replies: 37
Views: 1693

Re: How did henry get so popular?

They respond better than most to customer comments about more product.

I was also surprised at how much outdoor advertising they have at non-firearms venues. All over the place at Road America.
by Larkbill
Wed May 13, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming Events
Replies: 6
Views: 424

Re: Upcoming Events

I was ready to believe it until you got to the Browns.
by Larkbill
Sat May 09, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two Elk Destroy "DANGER: Elk" Sign
Replies: 4
Views: 387

Re: Two Elk Destroy "DANGER: Elk" Sign

Exactly, how will all those country gentlemen know where to road hunt without the signs. You don't expect them to get out of their truck do you?
by Larkbill
Sat May 09, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Our club range is open
Replies: 6
Views: 356

Re: Our club range is open

Mine never closed and in fact continued most of our match schedule, however limited this time of year. Participants were told to follow guidelines as much as possible and above all stay home if they felt sick. I still don't know anyone who has had The Wuhan.
by Larkbill
Sat May 02, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FYI PLEASE BE AWARE
Replies: 6
Views: 621

Re: FYI PLEASE BE AWARE

It's funny you say that- I got a real life letter in the mail, was a local mailing address but had a post mark 3 states away!! That could just be the post office. My Mom once sent me a birthday card from Rolla, Mo, roughly 100 miles west of where I live in St Peters, Mo. She put it in the mailbox i...
by Larkbill
Fri May 01, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do they know........?
Replies: 10
Views: 695

Re: How do they know........?

The pileated has really made a come back. While camping at a really remote Corp campsite at Table Rock Lake in the 60's I was up early one morning and saw a giant woodpecker like I had never seen before. Friends who were camped nearby were avid birders went crazy when they heard and explained what i...
by Larkbill
Fri May 01, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lawnmower Engines....
Replies: 49
Views: 1751

Re: Lawnmower Engines....

New motors on almost everything are junk nowadays. Nonsense....With new materials and CNC so easy a Chinaman can do it, engines today last 2 or 3 times longer. :wink: Not to mention modern oils. I've been using Rotella 5W40 Synthetic for as long as I can remember. I have a steep hill in the back th...
by Larkbill
Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do they know........?
Replies: 10
Views: 695

Re: How do they know........?

Dad wasn't happy. He was a phone man and very particular about his appearance. Of course had to go back in the house for a fresh shirt. We lived in a family compound with lots of trees, about 5-6 acres surrounded by fields. So it was sort of an island. I remember dozens of kinds of songbirds and we ...
by Larkbill
Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You get the chance....
Replies: 6
Views: 522

Re: You get the chance....

I saw it listed but figured it was about Plymouth front wheel drive cars. Will look deeper next time.
by Larkbill
Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do they know........?
Replies: 10
Views: 695

Re: How do they know........?

Birds. When he was 8-9 my younger brother rescued a baby bird apparently blown out of a nest. So tiny we had no idea even what kind of bird. Fed it soggy bread soaked in milk and sugar, later worms. Grew into a Purple Grackle. In the fall it flew off, he (she? it) was never caged or restrained and j...
by Larkbill
Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why Wouldn't This Be A Good Idea??
Replies: 18
Views: 884

Re: Why Wouldn't This Be A Good Idea??

"headache, dizziness, ringing in your ears;
nausea, vomiting, stomach pain;
loss of appetite, weight loss;
mood changes, feeling nervous or irritable;"

I experienced these in Daytona at Bike Speed Week 1972 when PBR was .99/six.
by Larkbill
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIP: Brian Dennehy (actor)
Replies: 11
Views: 609

Re: RIP: Brian Dennehy (actor)

Oh man, not another one. RIP.

Somewhere a hospital administrator is classifying him as Wuhan positive so they can claim the federal aid.
by Larkbill
Wed Apr 15, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Puppy
Replies: 15
Views: 610

Re: New Puppy

Great eyes on that cutie. Not just the color either in those pic she is taking everything in and ain’t missing a thing. Smart and willful haha good luck. I have a grand daughter like that and crazy thing is her dad says she has wolf eyes, really light blue. Can't imagine if they had a dog like that...
by Larkbill
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NEW VIRUS TOPIC
Replies: 21
Views: 726

Re: NEW VIRUS TOPIC

my spiel was directed toward encouraging Americans to STOP SAYING covid-ANYTHING AND coronaANYTHING it just SEEMS WRONG to me, but I digress :lol: :lol: :lol: I too refuse to call it anything but the Wuhan virus. Was asked to leave the neighborhood message board. Was actually thinking that anyway b...
by Larkbill
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Generator Recommendations?
Replies: 20
Views: 693

Re: Generator Recommendations?

My folks bought a Generac permanent when then decided they couldn't travel to Florida in the winter anymore. Oddly, their juice went off much more often after they moved to town than when they lived out in the sticks. My Dad swore that was one of the best purchases they ever made. Especially after M...