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by Ray
Thu Oct 27, 2016 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Would this be considered an SBR?
Replies: 5
Views: 652

Re: Would this be considered an SBR?

looks similar to the voortrekker r o e r s used by the boers from around 1650 to 1850.....some were as bored as large as 1.2" they were fired with properly sized and patched balls for game and for aimed first volley in battle and then loaded with "l o o p e r s" , that is to say, multiple balls,slug...
by Ray
Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Putting Iron Sights on....
Replies: 30
Views: 1885

Re: Putting Iron Sights on....

I have thought about trying an ar-15 back-up sight set on guns with weaver mounts....... $15 to $20

the obvious theoretical negatives seem to be v e r y short sight plane and whether or not range of adjustment will allow regulation
by Ray
Tue Oct 18, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pretty Happy Camper.........
Replies: 7
Views: 764

Re: Pretty Happy Camper.........

2400 is quite scarce too....... i finally found some armscor .22 mag at $13.99/50 and bought all i could afford.......i really miss those winchester dynapoints..... long rifle ammo is slowly getting back to normal but it looks like it is not going to be any cheaper than 8 cents a pop..... .17 hmr se...
by Ray
Mon Sep 12, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cast Iron Cooking Lore
Replies: 42
Views: 2254

yes they do rust under the crust......

i had a crusty old 10" lodge that was dedicated solely to frying oysters......my beloved bride decided to run it through the dishwasher......i was so mad i didn't speak to her for at least 3 hours :) ......after i saw the flaky rusted/pitted surface under the seasoning, i used a powered wire wheel a...
by Ray
Mon Sep 12, 2016 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: And todays Darwin Award goes to........
Replies: 15
Views: 1072

Re: And todays Darwin Award goes to........

I am somehow reminded of rick davis, the oft mugged pizza man who invented a thinner, flexible vest and ultimately the second chance corp......he often demonstrated the effectiveness of his vests with a self-inflicted 125 gr. federal .357 from a six inch barreled ruger security six into the vest he ...
by Ray
Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's Hear About How You Make Coffee
Replies: 53
Views: 2014

Re: Let's Hear About How You Make Coffee

Tuba guy.....hope you can find a good coffee maker soon....in the meantime, keep making that cowboy coffee......don't pay any attention to these girly coffee peoples....its supposed to be strong, bitter, and acidic....think mess hall and truck stop diner memories.... as for this so called chilean me...
by Ray
Sun Aug 21, 2016 4:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Really?44wcf that bad? 223 that good.
Replies: 19
Views: 1467

I've killed more deer with the......

.223 than any other but read this re. .38 W.C.F. (.38-40) from the man who holds the absolute record for numbers of whitetail and black bear killed......he was a commercial hunter for the then insatiable boston, philladelphia, and n.y.c. game markets in the late 1800s.....he killed the majority of d...
by Ray
Wed Aug 10, 2016 7:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why Do You Like .32 v. 38?
Replies: 20
Views: 1198

Re: Why Do You Like .32 v. 38?

[quote= and interest in anything that could digest 5 different rounds without any modification (.327 Federal Magnum, .32 H&R Magnum, .32 Long, .32 S&W [a.k.a., "short"] and .32 ACP). [/quote] all my .32 H & Rs and .327s shoot acp just fine but my son's S & W 431 pd won't shoot them reliably but it s...
by Ray
Wed Aug 10, 2016 7:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why Do You Like .32 v. 38?
Replies: 20
Views: 1198

Re: Why Do You Like .32 v. 38?

both calibers are "special" :) ...... there is a n.a.a. guardian .32 n.a.a. in my right butt-pocket and same make .32 acp in the opposite pocket as i type this but there are several .38s around/about if i could just find them....... the other day, me and the old lady, er...i mean beloved wife of 26 ...
by Ray
Mon Aug 01, 2016 4:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How can you tell what REALLY kills your chickens...?
Replies: 24
Views: 1541

Re: How can you tell what REALLY kills your chickens...?

as others have mentioned....o w l.....the smaller ones can flit like a moth into a coop through a very small opening and light right next to their victim without even waking the flock on the roost.....cat, fox, possum, coon, weasels always seem to cause a ruckus and leave spoor/sign.....eastern scre...
by Ray
Tue Jul 26, 2016 11:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ranger Point Precision levers in 9mm, 40 S&W and others...
Replies: 8
Views: 933

Re: Ranger Point Precision levers in 9mm, 40 S&W and others.

Very interesting.....Also says they will not work on remington produced 1894s.......
by Ray
Fri Jul 22, 2016 11:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Glockless.....
Replies: 21
Views: 2225

Re: Glockless.....

got a good deal on a model 37 .45 g.a.p. nysp trade-in with 4 magazines.....

haven't shot it yet.....#1 son confiscated it so i'm still "glockless" !
by Ray
Fri Jul 08, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EBR sales?
Replies: 25
Views: 1743

Re: EBR sales?

I was in the market for either an AR or an AK, but there are no stocking dealers in my town. I searched on line but found none available and the same held true for one of the shopowners (FFL) in town. I guess I'll have to make do with what I have as far as "defensive, bad times" type weapons; my SK...
by Ray
Thu Jul 07, 2016 12:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EBR sales?
Replies: 25
Views: 1743

Re: EBR sales?

I was in the market for either an AR or an AK, but there are no stocking dealers in my town. I searched on line but found none available and the same held true for one of the shopowners (FFL) in town. I guess I'll have to make do with what I have as far as "defensive, bad times" type weapons; my SK...
by Ray
Sat May 28, 2016 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This Weekend Spend Some Time With Some Veterans
Replies: 16
Views: 549

Re: This Weekend Spend Some Time With Some Veterans

Our favorite veteran and #1 son just mustered out of the yacht club after six years....sure is good to have him back home ! .....
by Ray
Sat May 14, 2016 1:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is your carry .40 S & W ammo?
Replies: 14
Views: 1210

Re: What is your carry .40 S & W ammo?

Still undecided on what to carry in town....been hearing good things about the new plastic/copper powder bullets that look like a phillips screw driver bit.....I thought I had found a good price on the ruger/polycase arx on a recent online order only to find out I had clicked on the inceptor tnp pra...
by Ray
Tue May 10, 2016 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FBI returns to the 9mm
Replies: 111
Views: 4861

Re: FBI returns to the 9mm

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by Ray
Sat Apr 30, 2016 2:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Exposing A Little Lead On A FMJ Round.....
Replies: 12
Views: 616

Re: Exposing A Little Lead On A FMJ Round.....

Yes.....belt sander, the side (not face) of grinding wheel, files, dremel cutters....and on and on..... does not matter on component bullets but hold a loaded round in your bare fingers and cease and desist as it gets too hot to hold......they heat up in a hurry!.....bare fingered and you can stop b...
by Ray
Fri Apr 29, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: USS Kitty Hawk CV 63
Replies: 28
Views: 1996

Re: USS Kitty Hawk CV 63

I spent two years, two months, and eleven days of hard time on a floating prison known as a knox class frigate back in the 1980's.....a boiler explosion in the spring of 1990 prompted it being the first of its class to be decommissioned with just under 22 years of service.....towed to turkey for par...
by Ray
Tue Apr 26, 2016 7:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My New Toy Came In Today
Replies: 19
Views: 1299

Congrats !

Try some magtech 95 gr. jsp in it.....
by Ray
Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More Sad News From The Music Industry.....
Replies: 15
Views: 1180

Re: More Sad News From The Music Industry.....

and kenny chesney, justin beiber, madonna, lady gaga.......and on and on.......
by Ray
Wed Apr 20, 2016 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Loading the .380 "for bear"
Replies: 43
Views: 2269

Re: Loading the .380 "for bear"

Warning - you pay the same price for a box of 20 from several sources that you can pay for 50 at Streichers, without knowing it. Unscrupulous as it is, several major online suppliers advertise a box price, and when you get it, you have a small box of 20 cartridges. It happened to me. When I buy fro...
by Ray
Wed Apr 20, 2016 3:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 29 September 1918......
Replies: 3
Views: 575

Re: 29 September 1918......

don't forget 8 October 1918......12 men received the medal of honor for their actions on this day, the most famous being Alvin York the reason the 29th is called the day of the 1911 is that it is thought that at least 9 of the 11 men who received the medal of honor for their actions on that day reli...
by Ray
Wed Apr 20, 2016 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 29 September 1918......
Replies: 3
Views: 575

29 September 1918......

the day of the 1911 and the brave men who died with one in their hands.....
by Ray
Tue Apr 19, 2016 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Loading the .380 "for bear"
Replies: 43
Views: 2269

Re: Loading the .380 "for bear"

I carry the FMJ FP in the Ruger LCP. In water jug penetration tests it goes as far as the 9mm Gold Dots I carry in my XD Sub Compact. OTOH, the XD-SC holds as much ammo as two LCPs.... I think the Shield is close to the same physical size as the XD, which is not nearly as compact or concealable as ...
by Ray
Tue Apr 19, 2016 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Loading the .380 "for bear"
Replies: 43
Views: 2269

Re: Loading the .380 "for bear"

Bill, Well, I'm one of those guys. I loved my little Heckler and Koch HK4 kit gun. It was designed to allow you to change magazines and barrels for a .22 LR, .25 ACP, .32 ACP and .380 ACP, and (I believe) the first ever nylon (or some type of tough plastic) and steel handgun. It looked very much li...
by Ray
Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Munire - 41 Colt, 45 Schofield, Obsolescent ammo?
Replies: 3
Views: 726

Re: Munire - 41 Colt, 45 Schofield, Obsolescent ammo?

When using the ammoseek.com search engine, munire, ventura, and l.a.x. are three that often show the lowest prices per round but on the shipping cost gauge on the right hand of the screen munire shows the highest so for that reason i have never ordered from them.....but as you mention, they do offer...
by Ray
Mon Apr 11, 2016 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Glockless.....
Replies: 21
Views: 2225

Glockless.....

Never owned a glock though I have at least a dozen plastic-framed self-loading pistols, my first being a Ruger P-95 in 2002......In fact, up until recently, I have been proud of myself for not mindlessly following the masses re. the glock(s)...... B u t these police trade-in model 23's in .40 that q...
by Ray
Sat Apr 09, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for a song ... FOUND IT :) Thanks guys.
Replies: 36
Views: 2275

Re: Looking for a song ....

Whipping Post?.......Free Bird?.....Layla?.......Highway Song?.......Green Grass and High Tides Forever?.....GOD Gave Rock and Roll To You?......Stairway To Heaven?.....Comfortably Numb?,,,,,,Baba O'Reilly?.......Light My Fire?........
by Ray
Thu Apr 07, 2016 2:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is your carry .40 S & W ammo?
Replies: 14
Views: 1210

What is your carry .40 S & W ammo?

i am slow to change and hesitant to jump on any bandwagon or mindlessly follow a fad so i was very late to the .40 game...... but if you are already a .41/.44/.45 fan and a follower of the advice of Misters Keith, Askins, Skelton, Jordan, Cooper etc. what is there not to like about a 155 gr. to 200 ...
by Ray
Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is your 9x19mm carry ammo?
Replies: 26
Views: 1697

Re: What is your 9x19mm carry ammo?

My first, and only 9mm has not yet arrived, but I imagine I'll get a couple boxes of some +P+ 124 grain JHPs.... Now that "they" have decided that the .357 sig was just a short-lived fad and that the .40 recoils too much and destroys the plastic guns and that the .45 is obviously obsolete, the 9mm ...
by Ray
Tue Apr 05, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is your 9x19mm carry ammo?
Replies: 26
Views: 1697

What is your 9x19mm carry ammo?

Compacts: 147 gr. Hornady XTP......seems like an odd choice but my compacts don't like the slide velocity of the lighter bullets and the perceived recoil is actually less with the heavier bullets. Mid Sizes: Liberty Civil Defense 50 gr. or Polycase 74 gr. in chamber followed by magtech 95 gr. jsp......
by Ray
Mon Apr 04, 2016 4:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best Biscuit Recipe EVER....
Replies: 30
Views: 1993

Re: Best Biscuit Recipe EVER....

I like these simpler recipes much more than the traditional, complicated ones with all that cutting in cold butter, lard, shortening etc...... the old lady, er...i mean my beloved bride of 26 years likes to make mayonnaise biscuits.....if you are like me and only like a very thin spread of mayonnais...
by Ray
Tue Mar 29, 2016 6:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 9mm v. 45acp: Let The Melee Begin
Replies: 64
Views: 3191

Re: 9mm v. 45acp: Let The Melee Begin

I read all of that last one.....all of it !......i did not swear or curse or even emit a single indignant sniff or harumph ! but i had to scroll back up just to make sure it wasn't aces & eights or that madman dude...... and i admit to agreeing to at least 70 % of it as well....... i am maturing to ...
by Ray
Mon Mar 28, 2016 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 9mm v. 45acp: Let The Melee Begin
Replies: 64
Views: 3191

Re: 9mm v. 45acp: Let The Melee Begin

That photo comparison or some like it are not at all new/recent......not long after i saw it or a similar one for the first time a bunch of us were mobbed together in a private junkyard testing the effects of our everyday carry ammo against various auto doors and body panels that were of no value bu...
by Ray
Thu Mar 24, 2016 3:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .40 S & W compared to original .38 W.C.F. load.....
Replies: 13
Views: 852

Re: .40 S & W compared to original .38 W.C.F. load.....

Catshooter wrote: Cast or jacketed though? :)


Cat

I am open to any and all advice/opinions from the learned board.....
by Ray
Thu Mar 24, 2016 1:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .40 S & W compared to original .38 W.C.F. load.....
Replies: 13
Views: 852

.40 S & W compared to original .38 W.C.F. load.....

Since the original was thought as a good deer killer and today's .40 is close ballistically....thinking of actually going afield with a .40 and practicing at various positions and distances until i feel confident to making bow and arrow range shot. Eldred N. Woodcock 1913.... Mr. Wm. Thompson, the p...
by Ray
Tue Mar 22, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ignoring gas checks
Replies: 19
Views: 761

Re: Ignoring gas checks

It takes less than a second of time at the bandsaw to make a flat based bullet by removing the gas check shank.....i have done it thousands of times, even using a woodcutting bandsaw without dulling the blade.....apparently bullet alloy is as soft or softer on the blade as wood..... keep proper blad...
by Ray
Fri Mar 18, 2016 10:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hypothetical question
Replies: 61
Views: 2732

Re: Hypothetical question

After the CA shooting I was thinking about concealed carry calibers. The shooters wore body armor (and we don't know what type) so is there a handgun caliber that can defeat body armor? Pretty sure my 9mm won't. Do a youtube search of "Liberty Civil Defense 9mm vs. level IIIa vests" and get quite a...
by Ray
Fri Mar 18, 2016 6:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Am I a curmudgeon, or what??
Replies: 43
Views: 1594

Re: Am I a curmudgeon, or what??

I am what I consider a generous tipper......i calculate 15 % then round-up to the next even dollar...... When dining out in and around thanksgiving-Christmas-new years etc. , the wife and I always make a point of leaving $20 on top of the tip to a weary, footsore waitress..... But I don't like the t...
by Ray
Fri Mar 18, 2016 3:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Snake load
Replies: 23
Views: 1288

Re: Snake load

Good work !.... I try to keep a few of all the CCI shotshells at hand and have even experimented making my own in cartridges they don't load for.....None do better on snakes/mice/rats/carpenter bees than CCI's .22 lr and mag. shotshells.......It is the finer shot patterning better..... On snakes, ev...
by Ray
Tue Mar 15, 2016 6:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cop complaint update - I didn't complain; maybe should have
Replies: 52
Views: 3023

Re: Cop complaint update - I didn't complain; maybe should h

A P.M. prompts deletion and a humble apology to any and all i have offended.....
by Ray
Sat Feb 27, 2016 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got busted carrying concealed
Replies: 27
Views: 1974

Re: Got busted carrying concealed

photo journalist/safari vests......fanny packs......belt clips showing under tucked-in shirts.....purposeful blousing of tucked-in shirt to avoid bulges.......bulges, bulges, bulges where there should be none.......obvious printing while pocket carrying with cowboy/metrosexual fit trousers.......bod...
by Ray
Sat Feb 20, 2016 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Added a Savage 99A 375 Winchester
Replies: 38
Views: 2412

Re: Added a Savage 99A 375 Winchester

What a winning profile !......This is what we need to see more of.....there is nothing wrong with this gun and everything right......even the choice of scope is classy.....if you took every levergun designed from 1857 to present, omitting the tube magazines and distilled all down to a mean essence, ...
by Ray
Fri Dec 18, 2015 11:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Because I want to....
Replies: 25
Views: 1408

Re: Because I want to....

And magtech loads it as well with a 125 gr. LRN, calling it .38 Special Short......
by Ray
Tue Dec 08, 2015 8:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hypothetical question
Replies: 61
Views: 2732

Re: Hypothetical question

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by Ray
Tue Dec 08, 2015 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hypothetical question
Replies: 61
Views: 2732

Re: Hypothetical question

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by Ray
Tue Dec 08, 2015 4:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hypothetical question
Replies: 61
Views: 2732

Re: Hypothetical question

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by Ray
Fri Dec 04, 2015 11:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hypothetical question
Replies: 61
Views: 2732

Re: Hypothetical question

"The Tokarev also made it through, but I think you're going to have a substantial recoil penalty attached to it as well." Not sure what you mean by recoil penalty but my experience with the 7.62x25mm tokarev finds it very mild recoiling. Using identical tokarevs, one in 7.62x25mm, the other in 9x19m...
by Ray
Fri Nov 06, 2015 3:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: opinions! on the .22lr and 17hmr
Replies: 9
Views: 693

Re: opinions! on the .22lr and 17hmr

I don't always follow the rules about not firing .22LR, Longs, Shorts or WRF out of a .22 Mag. but in this case, the only thing that is keeping the .17 HMR from absolutely destroying your .22 LR and possibly your eyes and other precious flesh is the lessened pressure from gas escaping around the und...