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by Larkbill
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: IMR 4064 for my .243 and 30-30
Replies: 5
Views: 215

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: 481

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: 21
Views: 645

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: 717

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: 552

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: 390

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: 597

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: 379

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: 266

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: 1242

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: 529

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: 626

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: 21
Views: 805

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: 354

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: 909

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: 319

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: 795

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: 750

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: 1129

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: 721

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: 1163

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,...
by Larkbill
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why ?
Replies: 9
Views: 839

Re: Why ?

Why is it that doctors call what they do 'practice' ?

Lowered expectations? Sorry AJMD.

You must be channeling George Carlin. "Why do we drive on a parkway but park on a driveway?" Those sound like him.
by Larkbill
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: N.E. US of A - travel tips, anyone?
Replies: 23
Views: 1283

Re: N.E. US of A - travel tips, anyone?

Awesome list of tips Stretch. We've been talking about a couple weeks up there next year after I retire. Perfect for museum geeks like us.
by Larkbill
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ever feel like shooting your apple product?
Replies: 13
Views: 819

Re: Ever feel like shooting your apple product?

OK, so what I'm picturing is the William Tell Levergun Challenge. Various Apple products balanced on top of mannequins at distances appropriate for the size of the product. Now that's some fun.
by Larkbill
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Turns Out... 'Ol Albert Was Right!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 948

Re: Turns Out... 'Ol Albert Was Right!!!

I've said for years the whole phone/text problem won't be solved until cars are built to be rolling Faraday cages.
by Larkbill
Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bismuth
Replies: 7
Views: 560

Re: Bismuth

"but the recoil durn near made the lay out boat capsize!"

10-4 on that! I mostly hunt with my 12' home made cajun skiff pulled up in the weeds on shore but once in a while hunt deeper water and those are killers on both ends.
by Larkbill
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Clint Eastwood Film
Replies: 12
Views: 877

Re: New Clint Eastwood Film

"I haven't set foot in a movie theater in years. I will for this one."

ditto
by Larkbill
Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: THANKS DAD.
Replies: 15
Views: 814

Re: THANKS DAD.

Just lost my Dad in July. It was hard, but we were lucky enough to have him until he was 90. For years I thought I was lazy because it was so hard to keep up with him. Finally realized that was true leadership and endeavored to do the same with my boys.
by Larkbill
Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: interpreted as…..
Replies: 12
Views: 868

Re: interpreted as…..

With an enabler like that why do you need us?

She sounds utterly charming. Mine says things like that too, but without the accent. Makes me laugh.
by Larkbill
Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 241 Years Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 579

Re: 241 Years Ago

I also highly recommend that book. In the forward Newt talks about doing the research for the book. Originally it was supposed to be an alternative history novel like his previous ones. But as they dug into it they realized that the truth was better than anything they could make up. A story that rea...
by Larkbill
Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When You're Seventy...Who Cares?
Replies: 11
Views: 931

Re: When You're Seventy...Who Cares?

Thanks for the guidelines. 70 is only a couple good naps away, based on how fast the last couple years have gone.
by Larkbill
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Stalking Moon
Replies: 8
Views: 570

Re: The Stalking Moon

The original Special Forces. Saw that one in the theater back when I still went to the movies.
by Larkbill
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The 35/30-30
Replies: 29
Views: 2840

Re: The 35/30-30

The more I read about this cartridge the more I think my 788 needs a new mission. I don't own a .35 Remington, but have wanted one for years. This might be even better.
by Larkbill
Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New to me Western.
Replies: 15
Views: 1301

Re: New to me Western.

I recorded Longmire when it first was on. I really wanted to like it, but gave up after about three episodes. Then last year I stumbled on to the books. So much better that the show I can't believe it! Biggest problem is getting the Kindle versions from my library, apparently I'm not the only one wh...
by Larkbill
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Uniuqe holster
Replies: 6
Views: 544

Re: Uniuqe holster

Man, that would be perfect for my Prospector pistol. It rattles around in a typical single action holster.
by Larkbill
Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old 22 rifles
Replies: 33
Views: 2651

Re: Old 22 rifles

Check the local pawnshops as well. Many in my area list on Armslist, that can help narrow the search. Any of the bolt action repeaters, box or tube fed, can also be easily loaded single shot. Probably why the single shots went away. Cost almost as much to build as the repeaters. I paid $30 for my Re...
by Larkbill
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Identify Old Outboard Motor
Replies: 8
Views: 706

Re: Identify Old Outboard Motor

Martins were built from '46 to '54, by the National Pressure Cooker, Co. of Eau Claire, Wi. That motor is much older than the Martins. Martins were actually quite modern looking and had quite a few innovative features. Like mechanical poppet intake valves, and a mounting bracket that swiveled so boa...
by Larkbill
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Identify Old Outboard Motor
Replies: 8
Views: 706

Re: Identify Old Outboard Motor

Could use a couple more pics. Does look like a Waterwitch, but certain elements look like pre-war Champion. At any rate someone here can help you: http://aomci.org/
by Larkbill
Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two 22 lr ammo questions
Replies: 24
Views: 1102

Re: Two 22 lr ammo questions

Price doesn't always get the job done. Back when I was shooting IHMSA pistol silhouette I was happily shocked to discover my new 14" Contender barrel preferred Federal Champion over the RWS Target it's 10" brother liked. My late 60's Remington 511X bolt action shoots almost everything well, even sho...
by Larkbill
Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Notes on LED upgrades for flashlights
Replies: 8
Views: 927

Re: Notes on LED upgrades for flashlights

That's so cool. Have driven by that place dozens of times and had no idea they had things like this. Looks like I might be able to get one to fit my antique Winchester flashlight.
by Larkbill
Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gun Values online?
Replies: 10
Views: 633

Re: Gun Values online?

SW corner of Georgia is nice if you can handle the humidity in the summer. Easy to find places on the water, land prices are very reasonable. Small city attractions nearby in Albany, Ga. Tallahassee, Fl. and Dothan, Al. I used to fish Lake Seminole with a girlfriend's grandmother when I was statione...
by Larkbill
Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why are they hiding the poles?
Replies: 23
Views: 1767

Re: Why are they hiding the poles?

I can't think of another place I could go to find an intelligent discussion like this. Or one that can make wine come out my nose. Give me a break, it's medicinal.
by Larkbill
Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Short Rant
Replies: 17
Views: 1028

Re: Short Rant

You O/O's have all my admiration, running any small business is a challenge but being an over the road O/O is pretty close to the top of the list. I came to trucking at age 59, thought I would retire from my car dealer parts job, but oh well. I was lucky to land at a small private fleet hauling spec...
by Larkbill
Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A public thank you to sixgun
Replies: 35
Views: 2126

Re: A public thank you to sixgun

This bunch is the only one I've run into since the Studebaker Owners Club that you can trust totally. My wife used to crab at me for sending stuff to Stude members without payment but I never was burned and I would do the same thing here.
by Larkbill
Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: U.S. Navy Collision... How does THAT happen???
Replies: 39
Views: 2435

Re: U.S. Navy Collision... How does THAT happen???

Heard on one of the news programs that the CO was one of the injured, was in his cabin which was close to the point of impact.

Definitely looks like a classic failure to yield.

Prayers for all involved and their families.
by Larkbill
Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Truckers: green cab. White "C" with
Replies: 8
Views: 1190

Re: Truckers: green cab. White "C" with

Cool idea. It would be even better if you could incorporate the "toaster" wrap also. One of our club members, Bud Eiler, was one of the largest Merc dealers in the 50's. He came up with the idea of the pastel colored cowls to go along with the boats of the day. He painted a couple motors and took th...
by Larkbill
Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Truckers: green cab. White "C" with
Replies: 8
Views: 1190

Re: Truckers: green cab. White "C" with

Old motor and old boat? Or just old boat? My fishing boat is a '58 Lone Star Skipper. I use several different motors, but favorite is a '66 Merc 20 hp.
by Larkbill
Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rem lever action .22 rimfire rifles
Replies: 5
Views: 695

Re: Rem lever action .22 rimfire rifles

Interesting article. I bought my 76 while I was waiting for the counter guy to check availability on the M6 Hornet/.410 I was ordering. It was in the rack and was one from his personal collection. He was thinning it out because of a chip out of the butt plate. I'm not a collector and it's shooting v...
by Larkbill
Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UP-DATE: Henry Big Boy Steel .357mag... again
Replies: 8
Views: 1124

Re: UP-DATE: Henry Big Boy Steel .357mag... again

Great info. I've wanted a .357 lever to go with my Blackhawk for some time, and the loading doesn't bother me at all. Would be even more interested if it could accommodate the Max, maybe if enough of us ask Henry will stretch the action.