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by Larkbill
Wed May 15, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who on here is old enough to remember......
Replies: 16
Views: 360

Re: Who on here is old enough to remember......

Didn't have a city dump nearby as a kid but we had pigeons at the local dairy farm. Great Grandpa brought them in and they became flying rats to the later generations. We hunted with Crosman pellet rifles and my pump pistol. My brother used to wing shoot them from inside the hog feeder as they came ...
by Larkbill
Tue May 14, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question for the American members regarding serial numbers.
Replies: 16
Views: 379

Re: Question for the American members regarding serial numbers.

If I had any guns (mine were all lost in a boating accident) I would never consider putting the serial numbers in any public forum for all the reasons Pete cited.
by Larkbill
Tue May 14, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sixgun open sights for hunting
Replies: 17
Views: 380

Re: Sixgun open sights for hunting

The drop in ghost ring sight is https://www.warrencustomoutdoor.com/one ... ights.html

I ordered one for one of my Blackhawks and it came with two sizes. one was perfect for my 4 5/8 .45 Colt, and as a bonus the other worked great on my 6 1/2 .357. I'm 68 and find they work well with my old eyes.
by Larkbill
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite sixgun barrel length?
Replies: 37
Views: 786

Re: Favorite sixgun barrel length?

As much as I like shooting and carrying my 4 5/8" 45 Colt Blackhawk I would hate to shoot my 30 Carbine Blackhawk with less than it's 7 1/2". Depends on caliber.
by Larkbill
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 44-40 vs 30-30
Replies: 23
Views: 634

Re: 44-40 vs 30-30

At the ranges we see deer at the farm based on this I may leave the 30 WCF in the car and shoot the Colt 45.
by Larkbill
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 44-40 vs 30-30
Replies: 23
Views: 634

Re: 44-40 vs 30-30

At the ranges we see deer at the farm based on this I may leave the 30 WCF in the car and shoot the Colt 45.
by Larkbill
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need to rout bronze help
Replies: 8
Views: 241

Re: Need to rout bronze help

Very cool, then you know who can help.

I don't belong to ACBS but my AOMCI (Antique Outboards) chapter gets invited to and participates in local ACBS events.
by Larkbill
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need to rout bronze help
Replies: 8
Views: 241

Re: Need to rout bronze help

ACBS

American Classic Boat Society, chapters everywhere and great about sharing resources.
by Larkbill
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ithaca 66
Replies: 16
Views: 446

Re: Ithaca 66

The hardest part may be finding it in 20 ga. My best friend since we were 13 had a 66 and still has his .22 single shot. His 66 was a 12, and all the ones owned by folks I knew were 12's. And you are correct, not the best made products Ithaca turned out. His M49 shows it's age but still shoots extre...
by Larkbill
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M-16 Adoption by the Military
Replies: 16
Views: 461

Re: M-16 Adoption by the Military

My Dad's best friend through his working years was a WWII Marine. I say was because he's now guarding the streets of heaven. He was a repple on Guadalcanal and was equipped with that crappy new rifle that the Corps was conned into by the Army. The old school Marines in the squad he was sent to still...
by Larkbill
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Dad's old 1945 sporterized Jungle carbine
Replies: 10
Views: 326

Re: My Dad's old 1945 sporterized Jungle carbine

Love those Enfields. My middle son has one of the Savage built ones marked US Property, also nicely sporterized. Even better I won it in a drawing.

It's a No4 MkI*
by Larkbill
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fascinating stuff about COPPER....
Replies: 18
Views: 453

Re: Fascinating stuff about COPPER....

Or it can remagnetize.

Our old outboards built before WWII don't have the permanent style magnets developed for the war effort and often benefit from remagnetizing. A couple of club member have build copper wound devices to do that.
by Larkbill
Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Over heard at hardware store ......
Replies: 14
Views: 520

Re: Over heard at hardware store ......

Dad loved carpentry and did his best to get my middle brother and I involved. From our point of view there wasn't any woodworking in cars or motorcycles so it wasn't of interest. Later when we both owned houses we came to regret our choices. Of course Dad was a fair mechanic but when Mom's car neede...
by Larkbill
Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A ? for you phobia x-spurts ...
Replies: 19
Views: 384

Re: A ? for you phobia x-spurts ...

Popeyephobia almost made me hurt myself.

The first week we were married I came home to see my bride trying to make a meatloaf with two wooden spoons. She has gotten better but still cringes a little. Almost 45 years later.
by Larkbill
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "The U.S. is 3rd in Murders... But if You Remove..."
Replies: 12
Views: 530

Re: "The U.S. is 3rd in Murders... But if You Remove..."

Just for the record St Louis doesn't have anything special in the way of gun laws. Missouri just passed Constitutional Carry and has had licensed concealed carry for 12-15 years before that. St Louis gets a bad reputation partly because it's scored separate from the larger metro area since it's surr...
by Larkbill
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Maybe this what I need to improve my shotgun shooting
Replies: 10
Views: 301

Re: Maybe this what I need to improve my shotgun shooting

My best man's Dad moved down from Newfoundland to join the Marines because he was tired of being hungry. They ended up giving him the gunnery test in the back of the flatbed shooting clay birds and found out he could outshoot the instructors. He explained if his Dad gave him 2 shells he was expected...
by Larkbill
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seattle is dying
Replies: 18
Views: 678

Re: Seattle is dying

It's everywhere to some degree, but that's disgusting. I watched the whole thing and while the "solution" in R.I. seems to be helping I get the feeling that it's just putting perfume on a pig. Watch Live PD a couple times and see how often the officers are using Narcan to stop ODs on the same people...
by Larkbill
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .22 smoothbore now with crackers!
Replies: 45
Views: 956

Re: .22 smoothbore now with crackers!

Crosman made a CO2 shotgun, I think in the 70s. My brother has one but finding shooting supplies for it is almost impossible. Plus I think it uses two CO2 cartridges at a time. Probably was pricey to shoot.
by Larkbill
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sure wish they would stop the madness
Replies: 26
Views: 720

Re: Sure wish they would stop the madness

Kind of like owning a boat. My favorite time of the year and my least favorite time of the year.
by Larkbill
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Not a levergun but could still use your help Remington 510
Replies: 13
Views: 383

Re: Not a levergun but could still use your help Remington 510

I have a 511 I bought when I was 14 and have never owned anything else as accurate or easy to shoot.
by Larkbill
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who likes the .410 shotgun?
Replies: 60
Views: 1113

Re: Who likes the .410 shotgun?

I guess if we would all buy more .410 the price would come down, but I don't know how we jump to that. Like so many I started with one. A Stevens magazine fed bolt action that my Dad got from someone at work. He wasn't all that interested in guns but he thought a rusty, beat up project might be just...
by Larkbill
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lee Carbide dies 357
Replies: 23
Views: 767

Re: Lee Carbide dies 357

I've found that on the .30 Carbine too. Though I use a lanolin lube on every 4th or 5th one but I'm just on a single stage press or at best a Lee Turret.
by Larkbill
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Still a Kid...
Replies: 8
Views: 496

Re: Still a Kid...

On the advice of an old Auto 5 shooter I cleaned my 16 ga thoroughly after having some cold weather issues and lubed everything with graphite powder. Runs perfect since then though I still like a few drops of Remoil on the mag tube.
by Larkbill
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lee Carbide dies 357
Replies: 23
Views: 767

Re: Lee Carbide dies 357

Just buy the sizing die! And while you're at it buy the .357 Max version. It will work on .38 Spl, >357 Mag and Maximum if you ever decide to mess with that too.
by Larkbill
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Woods-Bumming Rifle Choice...
Replies: 83
Views: 2784

Re: Woods-Bumming Rifle Choice...

Fun topic. For years my favorite woods walking tool was a Reminton 552 with a pocket full of a mixed bag of ammo.The 552 was designed for easy SS loading so ammo could be as needed. My favorite squil load was a hs Short hp of any available brand. But that was back when you could pick up a box of 50 ...
by Larkbill
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My new to me 16 ga SxS
Replies: 22
Views: 747

Re: My new to me 16 ga SxS

Love my 16 ga. guns. I have the Stoeger Uplander and an early 50s A5. Once your friends know you have a 16 they'll be calling you whenever they see shells for sale. Ballistic Products will be your best friend for reloading components.
by Larkbill
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your choice of carry gun?
Replies: 101
Views: 6527

Re: Your choice of carry gun?

As I told my doctor at my free Medicare physical, no guns. Really.
by Larkbill
Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Retirees, what gets you out of bed in the morning?
Replies: 45
Views: 1396

Re: Retirees, what gets you out of bed in the morning?

I'm right at a month in and I can already see the wisdom of your routine. I made the mistake of thinking I needed to "help" her with the grocery shopping. Not good. Luckily reading is a large part of both of our lives and syncronized reading is pretty low impact. Already she doesn't say a word if I ...
by Larkbill
Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Love it.
Replies: 12
Views: 616

Re: Love it.

One of my favorites!

Told about it by a friend who saw me and one of my brothers (not sure which one) doing the shotguns in the pond scene. Couldn't reasonably argue against it.
by Larkbill
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: IMR 4064 for my .243 and 30-30
Replies: 5
Views: 352

Re: IMR 4064 for my .243 and 30-30

More years ago than I like to think about IMR 4064 was my go to powder for my first centerfire reloading experience. A Remington 600 in 6 mm Remington. Killed more than one groundhog from my bedroom window with 75 gr hollowpoints. It also like the 87 gr Sierra. But I probably didn't experiment all t...
by Larkbill
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anaconda crossing the road
Replies: 23
Views: 964

Re: Anaconda crossing the road

Well now we know why the chicken crossed the road. To get away from the anaconda!
by Larkbill
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 22LR lever actions
Replies: 27
Views: 1446

Re: 22LR lever actions

Remington Nylon 76

Still want an older 39 but for now this will do.
by Larkbill
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What y'all payin' for gas?
Replies: 57
Views: 1646

Re: What y'all payin' for gas?

Best seen in the St. Louis area has been 1.87.
by Larkbill
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Following in the Footsteps of Nath...
Replies: 26
Views: 943

Re: Following in the Footsteps of Nath...

https://www.ballisticproducts.com/

If you want to experiment these folks have everything from old style to the latest. Couldn't load my 16's without them.
by Larkbill
Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A new respect for Navy vets
Replies: 11
Views: 769

Re: A new respect for Navy vets

During WW2 my Dad was on an Atlanta class light cruiser, The Flint. Designed as principally an anti-aircraft platform it was about the width of the DE, but almost as long as a CA it had a nasty corkscrew roll in rough weather. Even the older regular Navy folks complained about it and the ship smelle...
by Larkbill
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Next best thing to a ....
Replies: 19
Views: 1025

Re: Next best thing to a ....

Well said Blaine. I have a bunch of cousins who moved west. One family of them that was there since the 50's. About evenly split politically. One of the girls married a gentleman who came legally from south of the border. They're the most conservative of the bunch. Three of her five boys are already...
by Larkbill
Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone like bluegrass?
Replies: 18
Views: 694

Re: Anyone like bluegrass?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-IOLc5emC4

Steeldrivers after Chris Stapleton. Still awesome.
by Larkbill
Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Snowfall Amounts Around the Country
Replies: 6
Views: 383

Re: Snowfall Amounts Around the Country

True about midwest if your talking about the lower part like here in Missouri. Up north they snow blow the driveway so they can get out for more gas for the snow machines. St. Louis is infamous for the stores being emptied of milk, eggs, and bread. Apparently French Toast is the comfort food of choi...
by Larkbill
Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 357 mag rifle
Replies: 36
Views: 1818

Re: 357 mag rifle

Not that far off .35 Remington.
by Larkbill
Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alternative to AARP?
Replies: 11
Views: 773

Re: Alternative to AARP?

We've belonged to AMAC for about 5-6 years, just renewed. They have discounts too, in fact it's gotten to the point that all you have to ask for is the senior discount. Funny story. A friend who was pretty gray pretty early and I (bald since my thirties) stopped in McD's for coffee while at a soccer...
by Larkbill
Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Home away.....
Replies: 16
Views: 913

Re: Home away.....

The Navy is well know for their penchant for putting square pegs in round holes. In the Big War my Dad was a Signalman but had been turned down by the Air Corp because of his extreme color blindness. In their defense he ended up there because once he got on the ship they found out he knew how to run...
by Larkbill
Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shovels and Rakes and.....
Replies: 29
Views: 1883

Re: Shovels and Rakes and.....

Venomous in the yard gots to go. Whatever is at hand for weapons, range doesn't particularly worry me.

In the woods we're all brothers.
by Larkbill
Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .30-30 110 grain loads
Replies: 6
Views: 506

Re: .30-30 110 grain loads

Man, hate to think how many light bullet loads I've fired through my various .30-30s. It started with whatever was on the bargain table to use for the chickens and pigs in IHMSA. Low budget was the rule and accordingly I shot 110 gr FMJ, soft point, and short jacket. Whatever the LGS had on sale. Th...
by Larkbill
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The good old days-or maybe not.
Replies: 20
Views: 1206

Re: The good old days-or maybe not.

My Dad grew up with 6 older sisters and one older brother. They ate, but not as much as they wanted. First Saturday in Navy boot camp everyone was complaining because breakfast was pork and beans. Then he found out he could have as much as he wanted. Happy day! They all thought he was goofy because ...
by Larkbill
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Replace 'FaceBook' with this.....
Replies: 4
Views: 459

Re: Replace 'FaceBook' with this.....

I tried that a few years ago but got a trojan horse from their site the first time I logged in. I do Facebook mainly because my kids and their wives put grandkid pics there often.
by Larkbill
Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: IMR 3031 Replacement
Replies: 15
Views: 1006

Re: IMR 3031 Replacement

What about Varget? I bought some to try with cast in my .30-30s and have also used with cast in my son's Enfield. Pretty happy with it.
by Larkbill
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Geese.
Replies: 24
Views: 1087

Re: Geese.

Six those look like Giants. Pretty common on the central flyway and we have an early season that opens before the Tallgrass Prairie flock begins to migrate to try to control their numbers. They do some serious golf course damage and rarely move any further south than the Mo-Ar border lakes. Funny th...
by Larkbill
Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Custer Documentary On History Channel
Replies: 34
Views: 1596

Re: Custer Documentary On History Channel

Can't wait to see it. Started reading about it as a youngster and have never lost interest. The Texas Ranger Hall of Fame, Shiloh Battlefield, and Corinth Interpretive Center all use History Channel films and are excellent. Probably lots more that I haven't seen. I'm betting yours will be good and h...
by Larkbill
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Truckers and Toll Roads
Replies: 19
Views: 939

Re: Truckers and Toll Roads

The authorities have done a pretty good job of making trucking so complicated the average Joe that might want to go it alone has to be VERY determined. First of all you have to buy a plate for your tractor. In many states, like Mo where I live, you can't just walk in to the DMV and buy it. Oh no, if...
by Larkbill
Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got a "stupid hunter" story?
Replies: 19
Views: 1530

Re: Got a "stupid hunter" story?

Mom and Dad sold their house and 20 of their 160 acres to move to town. The new folks had permission to hunt the place but never did so it was pretty quiet back there. After about 5-7 years my youngest bro started spending weekends there and built a pole barn with apartment. Planted some food plots,...