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by adirondakjack
Sat May 19, 2012 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reasons/Categories for owning guns, or a particular gun
Replies: 26
Views: 1095

Re: Reasons/Categories for owning guns, or a particular gun

BECAUSE I CAN, all else is secondary, rationalization, etc. I hunt (though less than in the past, shoot CAS, and simply enjoy owning guns. I once built up what turned out to be a 1/2 MOA 10/22, and it was 18 mos after finishing the build that I even put it on paper, and have only shot it a few times...
by adirondakjack
Fri May 18, 2012 8:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I didnt shoot my chrony but
Replies: 20
Views: 883

Re: I didnt shoot my chrony but

I graduated to shooting chrony Beta after I shot the F1 twice in several years. Both times shooting ultra low velocity loads out of handguns in cold weather, and the bullets shot really low. In my own defense, IO have shot more handgun rounds over a chrony than mostr do in several lifetimes. So yeah...
by adirondakjack
Thu May 17, 2012 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I didnt shoot my chrony but
Replies: 20
Views: 883

Re: I didnt shoot my chrony but

Dad picked up a new rifle in .264 Rem Mag once, and on the way home from his second shift job, couldn't resist touching one off out the passenger side window of his van, sending the bullet out into a swamp along the lonely road he'd stopped on, and the side mirror glass to the ground. Muzzle blast f...
by adirondakjack
Wed May 16, 2012 12:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do you get around?
Replies: 25
Views: 1100

Re: How do you get around?

I hunt deer in the northern (Adirondack) zone of NY, on foot, generally in snow. Brother and I used a small jon boat a few times to avoid walking around a lake, but on state land, no motorized vehicles are allowed. A long slog out over bad, bare ground might mean cutting a pole to make a drag (like ...
by adirondakjack
Sat May 12, 2012 11:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How much would you pay for a car of truck?
Replies: 65
Views: 2159

Re: How much would you pay for a car of truck?

New things are nice. The money moves the economy, benefits us all round about. That said except for my motorcyle ($8300 cash, OTD) no new for us ever Wife's '08 Hyundai with 20K on it was the closest and most expensive. Average has been 5-8 years old, except for two, not over $5k, often far less, an...
by adirondakjack
Fri May 11, 2012 1:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pictures of deer stands. Got any?
Replies: 22
Views: 1279

Re: Pictures of deer stands. Got any?

I generally climb into a hung up blow down (public lands issue here also)
by adirondakjack
Fri May 11, 2012 12:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ham operators-? For you
Replies: 16
Views: 1014

Re: Ham operators-? For you

Never owned a HT, more the higher watt kinda guy. I sold off my HF stuff years ago during yet another money crunch, but did enjoy the heck out of working the globe on HF. For 2m, a 7 or 11 element yagi (aka beam) antenna and a tv rotor on top the tallest mast you can rig, backed by a 50W TX and yer ...
by adirondakjack
Mon May 07, 2012 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Long time desire ( want ) finally came true.
Replies: 35
Views: 2433

Re: Long time desire ( want ) finally came true.

Cool beans Joe. I was USAF, 74-78, and used to watch in awe as our Sq. Chief Clerk would type on one at speed. I was amazed that it could rock that ink so fast.
by adirondakjack
Sun Apr 29, 2012 4:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How airbags killed off the "basic" car
Replies: 43
Views: 1764

Re: How airbags killed off the "basic" car

The wife's 08 Hyundai Elantra is "basic" with one option ( a convenience group) but has more "stuff" than a Town Car did 20 years before, and would outrun one. We demanded better cars and today, most are pretty good transport. How to choose among 300 labels? the goodies.... Ford sold a pee pot load ...
by adirondakjack
Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to install grip medallions?
Replies: 6
Views: 979

Re: OT- How to install grip medallions?

Best way is using a drill press, strap down the piece with padded clamps, then a fly cutter to cut a pocket .005 too small, then press em in. Stock medallions are 1/2" so a half inch end mill works fine, but ya may need to glue the pieces because they may not interference fit. For stock Ruger grips,...
by adirondakjack
Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Did I Ever Mention ‘I Love Trout Fishing’ ;-))
Replies: 25
Views: 758

Re: Did I Ever Mention ‘I Love Trout Fishing’ ;-))

It ain't rocket surgery or brain science. A half fast cast can be learned in an hour, and perfected in a season. I used to think it was hard to cast a fly line, which kept me away from it for decades. I learned, then my son read "A River Runs Through It" and he learned too. Fly fishing for bass with...
by adirondakjack
Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Did I Ever Mention ‘I Love Trout Fishing’ ;-))
Replies: 25
Views: 758

Re: Did I Ever Mention ‘I Love Trout Fishing’ ;-))

No, you don't have to use a fly rod, but like driving a stick shift car or making a fire without matches, it's nice to know how...... If all you know how to do is drown worms, and that makes you happy, I'm cool with that, but ya really are missing out on something wonderful if ya never have learned ...
by adirondakjack
Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Smokeless Cowboy loads and Dacron
Replies: 10
Views: 628

Re: Smokeless Cowboy loads and Dacron

Trail Boss was designed as a fluffy, low density FAST BURNING SMOKELESS specifically to meet the needs of low velocity revolver use for Cowboy Action. The low density formula makes it "double charge proof" (unless ya compress it, which is a serious No-No as it will produce skyrocketing pressures if ...
by adirondakjack
Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Smokeless Cowboy loads and Dacron
Replies: 10
Views: 628

Re: Smokeless Cowboy loads and Dacron

Very small scale loading of very special loads can get by if dacron is used very carefully. The problem comes in trying to be exactly consistent in it's use. it's hard to make two rounds exactly the same, and for the high volume loading necessary for CAS use, fuggedaboudit! As DJ said, use shorter c...
by adirondakjack
Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Willie Nelson ....Then!
Replies: 34
Views: 1886

Re: Willie Nelson ....Then!

Adirondakjack, Reading between the lines, I sense that there is a lot of poet in your soul. Thank you John. I see Willie as a kindred spirit. Though I am not blessed with his perfect pitch or genius for writing songs, I "get him" and his view of the world as a place filled with love, pain, and much...
by adirondakjack
Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Willie Nelson ....Then!
Replies: 34
Views: 1886

Re: Willie Nelson ....Then!

In his book, "The Tao of Willie" he tells a story about when he was a young bar room musician. He'd "gone out" after work with one of a long string of willing "partners in crime" arriving home about 9AM, drunk, and smelling like, well, something sure to infuriate any wife. He passed out on the bed, ...
by adirondakjack
Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Willie Nelson ....Then!
Replies: 34
Views: 1886

Re: Willie Nelson ....Then!

Willie is, of course an American icon. Just as much of the country evolved through the last half of the 20th century, so did Willie, and the music he best represents. Love his politics or hate it, love his philandering or not, his drug use and drinking, or not, his representation of what was going o...
by adirondakjack
Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Outboard Motors
Replies: 21
Views: 861

Re: Outboard Motors

Oh, just a little note. I recently watched as a man helplessly drifted away from the dock on the Gulf of Mexico, ending up a mile out b the time he got his Honda Four Stroke on his 19 ft boat started after it quit. He'd stored it 6 mos in the yard, after pulling the lines and running it dry. His FUE...
by adirondakjack
Sun Apr 15, 2012 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Outboard Motors
Replies: 21
Views: 861

Re: Outboard Motors

If the engine is in good shape, no leaks, and I know this is the last use for a while (makes no difference if it's a snowblower, outboard, or lawnmower), I CHOKE IT TO DEATH rather than kill the ignition and let it coast down, and leave the choke closed. That leaves the carb and lines wet. Never hav...
by adirondakjack
Sun Apr 15, 2012 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester pistol
Replies: 20
Views: 999

Re: Winchester pistol

If it was originally a rifle, it cannot ever legally be made into a pistol, end of story. Ruger makes a dandy 10-22ISH pistol, but they have to start with a frame serialized as a HANDGUN at the outset....
by adirondakjack
Sun Apr 15, 2012 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need toaster help
Replies: 27
Views: 878

Re: Need toaster help

Buy ya some nichrome wire of the right diameter and use a rod of appropriate diameter as a winding form and make ya some replacement coils. That's all they did when they made it..... Also check yer antique cords for "black wire disease" where black corrosion infects the wire and makes the CORD get h...
by adirondakjack
Sat Apr 14, 2012 2:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: which powders went to war?
Replies: 17
Views: 911

Re: which powders went to war?

Power Pistol started out as bulk military stock called "Bullseye 84", because it looks like Bullseye, and was designed in '84, for use in 9MM "NATO" pistols, including ours....
by adirondakjack
Sat Apr 14, 2012 2:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gee, he only had a 100,000 rounds...
Replies: 23
Views: 1420

Re: Gee, he only had a 100,000 rounds...

All I know is, when I spent 2 mos living in my tiny little "Hillbilly Airstream", including two passages all to close to the NYC metro area, I was more than a little extra cautious, even though I ONLY had about 10,000 rounds and 18 firearms. I added up how many centuries I might do in jail for dread...
by adirondakjack
Fri Apr 13, 2012 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's wrong w/ a .357?
Replies: 64
Views: 4065

Re: What's wrong w/ a .357?

In days of old, a .32-20 would do, if that's what ya had. A .357 is "big n bad" out of a 4 inch revolver (saved many state troopers' lives over the last 75 years or so), and out of a rifle, is every bit as good at 100 yards as it is against a linebacker at contact range from a revolver. I have seen ...
by adirondakjack
Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Favorite V-Twin
Replies: 18
Views: 1205

Re: My Favorite V-Twin

A friend from a motorcycle website is scratch-building a 2-1 trike-car totally without plans. He grafted a shaft drive Suzuki motorcycle rear suspension and driveshaft to a hand made double A frame front using MG knock-off hubs and wire wheels. His power will be an 1100CC water-cooled motor, but COU...
by adirondakjack
Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Replacing just the brass 'gold' bead on a front sight...?
Replies: 20
Views: 1166

Re: Replacing just the brass 'gold' bead on a front sight...?

Start a new post hailing Manatee. He assembles and sells the grabber sights, using just the kind of beaded post you're talking about.
by adirondakjack
Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on discounts for vets...do you take advantage?
Replies: 52
Views: 1819

Re: Thoughts on discounts for vets...do you take advantage?

CO Steve, ya did what ya had to and yeah, paid for it in spades. But the times were what they were, a divided nation that was in serious trouble at home. You paid an un-deserved price for that, and yeah, ANY time soldiers are demonized, it's looking at the wrong house (CONGRESS and 1600 makes the pl...
by adirondakjack
Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on discounts for vets...do you take advantage?
Replies: 52
Views: 1819

Re: Thoughts on discounts for vets...do you take advantage?

I am and always have been embarrassed to be called a 'vet'. I volunteered and served gladly in the Air Force but never left CONUS. A Vet ( capital V) to me is someone who put themselves in harms way. I have the utmost respect for veterans (both big and little v), it is just to me Veteran means so m...
by adirondakjack
Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Loaded detachable mags, are they legal in vehicle ???
Replies: 23
Views: 1015

Re: Loaded detachable mags, are they legal in vehicle ???

The typical empty bolt or lever gun and closed box of ammo on the truck seat is never gonna be an issue unless yer riding in a rural area and appear to be hunting (then put the ammo away, out of sight) Detachable mags muddy the issue, as a magazine if loaded and the rifle also present, HAS TO BE ou...
by adirondakjack
Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Loaded detachable mags, are they legal in vehicle ???
Replies: 23
Views: 1015

Re: Loaded detachable mags, are they legal in vehicle ???

The typical empty bolt or lever gun and closed box of ammo on the truck seat is never gonna be an issue unless yer riding in a rural area and appear to be hunting (then put the ammo away, out of sight) Detachable mags muddy the issue, as a magazine if loaded and the rifle also present, HAS TO BE out...
by adirondakjack
Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Loaded detachable mags, are they legal in vehicle ???
Replies: 23
Views: 1015

Re: Loaded detachable mags, are they legal in vehicle ???

OUTSIDE of the five borroughs of hades, NYS only says "unloaded" for long guns (even for pistol permit holders BTW. You can have your handgun loaded if permit conditions allow, but still not have a loaded rifle). If gun and loaded mag are BOTH within easy reach of driver, that can be construed as "l...
by adirondakjack
Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The old cook stove
Replies: 32
Views: 1560

Re: The old cook stove

MY late brother had one in his kitchen. His wife insisted on a modern range as well (for summer), but they burned wood and cooked on the big old (nicely porcelain finished but old) iron monster for 25 years. After he died his wife put the stove up for sale. My BIL, who lives in what was in the late ...
by adirondakjack
Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A nifty gun cart
Replies: 9
Views: 1909

Re: A nifty gun cart

Image

Folds in half, wheels come off, seat/cooler/ammo tray "bucket" is quick release with two 1/4-20 knobs. VERY light.
by adirondakjack
Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting chart of rifle and handgun cartridges
Replies: 3
Views: 608

Re: Interesting chart of rifle and handgun cartridges

Unsound info right off the bat. Look at the listing for the .450 Boxer or Adams. They have jumbled a rifle and pistol cartridge together in one listing. (58MM long, I don't think so). I stopped reading there.
by adirondakjack
Sun Mar 18, 2012 7:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Metal parts storage
Replies: 12
Views: 937

Re: OT - Metal parts storage

Wax or grease, about any kind.
by adirondakjack
Sun Mar 18, 2012 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I may have missed out on a good 2 for 1 today
Replies: 5
Views: 595

Re: I may have missed out on a good 2 for 1 today

He probably sold em before the coffee he'd left in his truck was cold.
by adirondakjack
Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1873 Short Rifle load tests
Replies: 15
Views: 1201

Re: 1873 Short Rifle load tests

Decent ES/SD will give POTENTIAL for accuracy, but actual velocity has to match barrel harmonics to get that accuracy. All the good ES/SD really tells you is your loading practice is sound and the charge density and bullet weight are conducive to consistent pressures. Take a "good" load like that an...
by adirondakjack
Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Banjo revenge
Replies: 30
Views: 949

Re: Banjo revenge

Finally a good use for a banjo!
by adirondakjack
Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Updated ---Thieves-- I'm so mad I could spit
Replies: 19
Views: 2258

Re: Theives-- I'm so mad I could spit

Addiction is a powerful master. Not infrequently nurses steal pain meds from patients in hospitals. IMHO that breach of trust ought to draw year in rehab so they could fully appreciate the next 10 years in the slammer.
by adirondakjack
Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Really, Really weird thoughts...
Replies: 16
Views: 830

Re: Really, Really weird thoughts...

Here's a thought. I wonder if you could get somebody to rifle a .410 barrel for ya? Then with heavier slugs.......

MY issue with .410 factory slugs is yer shooting a lead thimble that carries very little velocity downrange. Up close they are nasty, but run out of gas pretty quick.
by adirondakjack
Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ill never spend another penney with Speer !
Replies: 18
Views: 1165

Re: Ill never spend another penney with Speer !

Speer is another of those companies that has been gobbled up and is part of a "twenty name" group. You might have been talking to an independent contractor that takes these calls for them and uses "book" answers. I know a gal who is a single mom of a handicapped kid, works from home answering such q...
by adirondakjack
Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Twenty Marlin rejects?
Replies: 22
Views: 1537

Re: Twenty Marlin rejects?

Once they have been sold and returned, they are used. I bet Remarlington is doing a BUNCH of distributor return refurbs these days after the JUNK they shoveled out the door before admitting they didn't know how to spell lever....
by adirondakjack
Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For You Pitchy (I want one of these so bad)
Replies: 19
Views: 1224

Re: OT: For You Pitchy (I want one of these so bad)

Okay, in which movie did he run around with the AR-7 in a brief case and shoot down some sort of aircraft with it? The only James Bond movie I recall that featured a AR-7 was "From Russia with Love" and I believe he did used his AR-7 to shoot a helicopter pilot. http://www.imfdb.org/w/images/thumb/...
by adirondakjack
Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For You Pitchy (I want one of these so bad)
Replies: 19
Views: 1224

Re: For You Pitchy (I want one of these so bad)

Pitchy wrote:
Griff wrote:MAYBE... this one?
This is more my style :lol:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IczJzM7W ... re=related
That might be fun up north, but with all the alligators and other "bitey" stuff they got here in FL, nothing with an air mattress bottom for me, thanks.
by adirondakjack
Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For You Pitchy (I want one of these so bad)
Replies: 19
Views: 1224

Re: OT: For You Pitchy (I want one of these so bad)

when i see one of those all i can think is that gravity can really suck...ouch... :) That's a typical reaction, however they are counter-intuitive when it comes to safety. Unlike a fixed wing, it cannot stall, and unlike a helicopter, it is ALWAYS in auto-rotation, and will simply glide to a relati...
by adirondakjack
Sun Mar 11, 2012 12:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How they kill--big and slow vs. small and fast
Replies: 39
Views: 2184

Re: How they kill--big and slow vs. small and fast

JDF, hydrostatic shock has been debunked in HANDGUN bullets up to and including the .44 manglem at most often shot speeds. Now when ya talk any riflle bullet at say 2000 fps plus, and appropriately expansive bullets for the velocity and type of game, yes, hydrostatic shock is very real. BUT lets say...
by adirondakjack
Sat Mar 10, 2012 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 250K shots fired per insurgent killed in Iraq/Afganistan
Replies: 47
Views: 2135

Re: 250K shots fired per insurgent killed in Iraq/Afganistan

In the end, despite high tech, despite tactics, a statistic very predictive of outcome is rounds downrange. The ability to put more lead in the opponent's direction than he can toward you is always a good thing. Conversely, ask the "insurgents" fighting against the Syrian army what happens when ya s...
by adirondakjack
Sat Mar 10, 2012 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 250K shots fired per insurgent killed in Iraq/Afganistan
Replies: 47
Views: 2135

Re: 250K shots fired per insurgent killed in Iraq/Afganistan

NOW do ya understand why we had a primer shortage a few years ago? Imagine how much machine time just to make that many primers......
by adirondakjack
Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Pitchy Plane Project
Replies: 194
Views: 8893

Re: The Pitchy Plane Project

The shape of the leading edge and top of a wing is critical. A nice "D" shaped nose about 3" ( a piece of light pvc drain pipe split down the middle would work dandy as a leading edge, or even pool noodle with plastic stretched tight over it to make it slippery) and a gentle humped top with the high...