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by Larkbill
Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Concealed Carry by State in the U.S.
Replies: 13
Views: 431

Re: Concealed Carry by State in the U.S.

Reciprocity is the big question for sure.

We just went Constitutional carry in Missouri, but I intend to maintain my permit since we're now retired and travel more. Until there is national reciprocity it will always be a problem.
by Larkbill
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Weather apps that are fast and concise?
Replies: 14
Views: 609

Re: Weather apps that are fast and concise?

"Does it really matter? I mean the weatherman lies worse than any politician could ever imagine! "

"It's not a lie if you believe it"
George Costanza
by Larkbill
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Busy .. today and tomorrow!
Replies: 12
Views: 503

Re: Busy .. today and tomorrow!

That's hilarious! As long as I give some priority to her requests she just smiles and says "have fun" when I head for my rifle club. I think she likes the having the house to herself once in a while.
by Larkbill
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dimpled Balls
Replies: 21
Views: 674

Re: Dimpled Balls

You always see the bright side.
by Larkbill
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old Logging Camp Cemetary
Replies: 11
Views: 535

Re: Old Logging Camp Cemetary

Dogs know stuff. I wouldn't be ignoring signs from one of them.
by Larkbill
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dimpled Balls
Replies: 21
Views: 674

Re: Dimpled Balls

If I had ever hit a golf ball straight I might find this of interest.
by Larkbill
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30 WCF full length vs neck size
Replies: 15
Views: 482

Re: 30 WCF full length vs neck size

The time saved in messing around with lube alone makes the Lee Collet die a bargain. Whether in my 14" Contender for IHMSA (true, not anymore) or my 94 with cast bullets and my 336 with jacketed in Big Bore Lever Silhouette I go through a lot of .30 Wcf and time saved can go towards loading .45 Colt...
by Larkbill
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30 WCF full length vs neck size
Replies: 15
Views: 482

Re: 30 WCF full length vs neck size

Lee Collet Die. It works. Just have to keep my brass separated.
by Larkbill
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Great Lakes
Replies: 9
Views: 394

Re: Great Lakes

The Circle Tour has been on our list for some time.
by Larkbill
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mossberg 410 pump
Replies: 30
Views: 774

Re: Mossberg 410 pump

I shot my Contender .45/.410 barrel on the skeet field once just for grins. It's an older 10" octagon with external choke. The choke has longitudinal ribs to help stop the spin from the rifling but no constriction. With 2 1/2" #8s shooting from only stations 1, 2, 6 and 7 I broke about 60% and then ...
by Larkbill
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Beer Math"
Replies: 35
Views: 1134

Re: "Beer Math"

Sadly, I've had to revert to my Indian name. Given to me by my Cherokee friend while attending Navy school in Millington, TN I am officially "Two Beers".
by Larkbill
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Gun Room
Replies: 2664
Views: 37407

Re: The Gun Room

"Oh I'm going to regret the Makers Mark, always wake up in a foul mood after imbibing in it."

I call Bulleit my happy nap juice. Maybe just me but worth a try.
by Larkbill
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Gun Room
Replies: 2664
Views: 37407

Re: The Gun Room

I haven't had anything to contribute, but the thread idea is genius and quite entertaining.
by Larkbill
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Found.....
Replies: 6
Views: 472

Re: Found.....

"HMMM, the only thing I ever found was a folded pair of socks..."

You're ahead of me. All I ever find are dryer sheets.
by Larkbill
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: why i like the ruger single-six
Replies: 29
Views: 816

Re: why i like the ruger single-six

Thanks for reminding me. Back in my IHMSA match days I acquired a 5.5" SS which I sent off to Ruger to get a 9.5" barrel installed for rimfire revolver class. Before I sent it off I shot it enough to find out is was the most accurate revolver of any caliber that I owned. In those days (and maybe sti...
by Larkbill
Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage has intorduced a new semi auto shotgun
Replies: 6
Views: 330

Re: Savage has intorduced a new semi auto shotgun

I have one gas operated auto and one Inertia Driven and I have to say if I didn't already have the gas 12 that fits me so well I'd buy another Inertia Driven. Clean and reliable, almost no maintenance needed for hundreds of rounds with the Inertia. Would be hard pressed to buy another gas gun. Recoi...
by Larkbill
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Self Defense Shooting
Replies: 18
Views: 558

Re: Self Defense Shooting

They just put those out at Farm and Home, I been eyeballing 'em. May have to pull the trigger. I don't see a mount for a red dot though.
by Larkbill
Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Standard Mfg. Double Barreled Revolver
Replies: 26
Views: 1008

Re: Standard Mfg. Double Barreled Revolver

Dream gun for the ammo makers. 100% increase in usage.
by Larkbill
Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Early Marlin Levermatic w/Lyman peep
Replies: 3
Views: 230

Re: Early Marlin Levermatic w/Lyman peep

Oh man. I looked for one of those to shoot our local levergun silhouette matches. I was afraid I was wearing out my Nylon 76. But I gave in and bought a new Henry back in October. Besides yours there was also one in Armslist in the St Louis area. Never fails.
by Larkbill
Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Americans Own at Least 423 Million Firearms
Replies: 7
Views: 314

Re: Americans Own at Least 423 Million Firearms

Haha, it's surprising how many guns have been lost in unfortunate boating accidents over the years.
by Larkbill
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wayyyyyy offf topic......the movies....
Replies: 4
Views: 323

Re: Wayyyyyy offf topic......the movies....

I haven't seen it yet but apparently there was a fair amount of literary license particularly regarding Leo Beebe at Ford. Ford's project people knew what Shelby could and couldn't do and pretty much let him do what he wanted and did everything he didn't want to do. Keep in mind when the project beg...
by Larkbill
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: article ..... the .375 Winchester Remembered
Replies: 19
Views: 602

Re: article ..... the .375 Winchester Remembered

A friend shoots his .38-55 Win 94 in big bore silhouette, I would be up for a .375 to try that too rather than my .30-30s. It would seem like a perfect platform for cast bullets. I know, not logical. The .30 WCF is pretty hard to beat for that but life is about experiences.
by Larkbill
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "American Heritage Museum" in Stow, Mass = TANKS!
Replies: 4
Views: 193

Re: "American Heritage Museum" in Stow, Mass = TANKS!

Great info, thanks for posting. We are hosting a reunion in that area in 2021 (good Lord willing) and have just started looking for activities.
by Larkbill
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Horrific experience buying a gun rig
Replies: 16
Views: 696

Re: Horrific experience buying a gun rig

You really need to out this scoundrel. If for no other reason than as a public service.
by Larkbill
Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advice request
Replies: 21
Views: 599

Re: Advice request

I can think of a number of negatives about my Hi-point but reliability wouldn't be one of them. It digests every bargain round I've tried, and accuracy is respectable. Biggest downside would be magazine interchange.
by Larkbill
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Attn Veterans
Replies: 10
Views: 277

Re: Attn Veterans

Things definitely changed. I was in '69-'73. In the beginning to get the military discount you had to fly in uniform. I got a small taste of what was coming at LAX when I went up there from 'Diego before heading home. I didn't get spit on but some did. It takes a special kind of stupid to spit on a ...
by Larkbill
Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New deer gun for baiting Deer
Replies: 4
Views: 297

Re: New deer gun for baiting Deer

Early Barrett prototype.
by Larkbill
Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "My Generation"
Replies: 15
Views: 578

Re: "My Generation"

My brother and I did try to build an Acme Crossbow using a Model T spring, but when Dad figured out what we were up to our spring suddenly was in two pieces.
by Larkbill
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Time To Change The Clocks...
Replies: 6
Views: 189

Re: Time To Change The Clocks...

Someone also reminded me it was time to set your scale back 5 lbs in anticipation of the holidays.
by Larkbill
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brass from Grafs.....
Replies: 3
Views: 224

Re: Brass from Grafs.....

Pretty fortunate to have Graf's as one of my LGSs. Great to deal with on guns too.
by Larkbill
Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SR-71
Replies: 39
Views: 1053

Re: SR-71

In the mid 50s one of Dad's 6 sisters who was destined to be an old maid packed everything she could fit in her VW and departed for California. She settled at Huntington Beach and lead a pretty Bohemian lifestyle all the while telling everyone she was working as a para-legal freelancing at several o...
by Larkbill
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Back again!!! Nude chicks with guns!!
Replies: 10
Views: 438

Re: Back again!!! Nude chicks with guns!!

"I knew what was coming but still had to look........"

Me too. We're so predictable.
by Larkbill
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A trip to Cody
Replies: 10
Views: 438

Re: A trip to Cody

We spent a day there about 6 years ago then ate supper in the restaurant at the Irma. Magical place. Sounds like a trip back is in order.
by Larkbill
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Curio and Relic firearm I might want to get....
Replies: 5
Views: 613

Re: A Curio and Relic firearm I might want to get....

My first AR upper is a pre-A1 slick side Colt that had the gas block pins misdrilled making it almost unuseable so it's like new. Really prefer the triangular hand guard.
by Larkbill
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Conversations of a 6-Year old
Replies: 6
Views: 737

Re: Conversations of a 6-Year old

One of my nephews had the ability to boil things down to their essence.

After his first day of school "Mom, unsign me up".

After a particularly challenging day at school "Dad, if I was a girl I'd cry".
by Larkbill
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: From Before America Became PC
Replies: 7
Views: 459

Re: From Before America Became PC

The adds with the babies handling "safe" guns would cause spontaneous brain aneurysms these days.

Ithaca Auto and Burglar Gun=go straight to jail. Do not pass go.
by Larkbill
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cool lightning map
Replies: 6
Views: 335

Re: Cool lightning map

There is something about the humidity in Florida. We were doing pavement work at Eglin and in the safety briefing they explained that the ramp was closed to personnel not in vehicles if the tower could see lightning. Well sure enough the first afternoon the siren went off so we shut down the saws a...
by Larkbill
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cool lightning map
Replies: 6
Views: 335

Re: Cool lightning map

There is something about the humidity in Florida. We were doing pavement work at Eglin and in the safety briefing they explained that the ramp was closed to personnel not in vehicles if the tower could see lightning. Well sure enough the first afternoon the siren went off so we shut down the saws an...
by Larkbill
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Live PD
Replies: 7
Views: 369

Re: Live PD

We watch it all the time. Pretty much if your plates are current and belong on your car, you have a valid driver's license, and your car doesn't reek of pot you'll have to find another way to get on TV. I really believe the cops have a fair idea who's going to have issues before they make the stop.
by Larkbill
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ain't That America.......
Replies: 14
Views: 626

Re: Ain't That America.......

The mothership of these type shows is the Old Threshers Reunion in Mt. Pleasant, Ia. If you enjoy this type of machinery it's well worth the trip. https://www.oldthreshers.org/index.cfm?pageID=44 I collect old outboards and our International at Tomahawk, Wi draws folks from Great Britain, Sweden, an...
by Larkbill
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rifle safeties; how "safe"??
Replies: 28
Views: 964

Re: Rifle safeties; how "safe"??

When Peter Hathaway Capstick was a PH as the story goes he once had a safety fail and nearly hurt someone. His practice ever since with a bolt action was to load a round, and with the safety off pull triger with the bolt handle in the straight up position. While keeping the trigger all the way to t...
by Larkbill
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rifle safeties; how "safe"??
Replies: 28
Views: 964

Re: Rifle safeties; how "safe"??

The closest thing to a safety I would "trust" is the one on my Swedish Mauser that cams the firing pin back from the sear and locks in place with a piece of fine Swedish steel. That was made by a human. Over 100 years ago. Oh never mind.
by Larkbill
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone use a satellite phone...?
Replies: 15
Views: 646

Re: Anyone use a satellite phone...?

"What they don't know is that often I have service, but I don't want to answer." Haha. I got away with that for a couple years out at my rifle club. Took the wife and part of the brood of grandkids there for the Independence Day picnic and fireworks and while there she noticed her phone worked just ...
by Larkbill
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester Model 12 vs 1200
Replies: 26
Views: 929

Re: Winchester Model 12 vs 1200

All good answers, but more important is how it fits you and how it feels in your hands. Youngest bro bought a 1200 at a real bargain price when Target was getting out of guns. Never really liked the fit and it had a skinny trigger that hurt his finger. Offered it to me but I liked it about as much a...
by Larkbill
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Local gun shops. And greed. grrrrrrrr......
Replies: 48
Views: 1869

Re: Local gun shops. And greed. grrrrrrrr......

My LGS is happy to do transfers for $25 and I have done a couple. But twice I found something I wanted at Bud's and asked them if they could come within $25 of Bud's price (was actually prepared to go higher) and both times they beat Bud's price. We both won. Hard to beat that.
by Larkbill
Wed May 29, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Weekend lapstrake boating
Replies: 9
Views: 456

Re: Weekend lapstrake boating

Very creative and beautifully done. You're obviously familiar with the look of the "toaster" Mercurys.
by Larkbill
Wed May 29, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AR-10
Replies: 21
Views: 669

Re: AR-10

I resisted them for a long time for the same reasons as you, Gunny, and gave in for exactly the same reason. That said they really are Legos for big kids. If you can imagine it you can build it. Trying to figure out what I want to do with my extra upper, a Colt pre-A1 with miss drilled gas block pin...
by Larkbill
Wed May 29, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Weekend lapstrake boating
Replies: 9
Views: 456

Re: Weekend lapstrake boating

Where in the world did you find a modern Yamaha with classic Mercury styling? I love my old outboards and wouldn't hesitate such a trip with my current daily ride, a '58 Lone Star Skipper with '58 Evinrude Lark 35 but I get why not everyone would or should.
by Larkbill
Wed May 15, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who on here is old enough to remember......
Replies: 16
Views: 620

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 ...