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by Griff
Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: YOUR FAVORITE THINGS TO DO!
Replies: 27
Views: 478

Re: YOUR FAVORITE THINGS TO DO!

Being a true kid of the 1950's, TV is my real obsession!

I like loading ammo, maybe as much as unloading it! I also enjoy maintaining my equipment, especially when it means I need to buy a new tool! Apparently another valued pastime is searching for tools... :D
by Griff
Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Travel Question for my Limey Friends
Replies: 3
Views: 106

Travel Question for my Limey Friends

Okay, question for the Limeys... If "crossing the Channel" is taking a trip to France, and "crossing the pond" is coming to America... what's it called when you go to Ireland? :P
by Griff
Tue Mar 02, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chairman of the.......bored
Replies: 240
Views: 2013

Re: Chairman of the.......bored

Nurse at the VA yesterday asked if I wanted the vaccine... I asked: "can you guarantee I won't get the virus?" Her: "no." I asked: "Can you guarantee that if I have it I can't pass it on to anyone else?" Her: "No." I passed.
by Griff
Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Back To The Good Old Days? Are You Sure?
Replies: 12
Views: 265

Re: Back To The Good Old Days? Are You Sure?

The "good ol' days" are today. Enjoy it while you can, no guarantees of any more!
by Griff
Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do you get consistent throws from powder measure?
Replies: 32
Views: 348

Re: How do you get consistent throws from powder measure?

Some powder meter better than others... flakes are kinda halfway between the ball and extruded powders, but can still vary a great deal... I tend to used the "bounce" method on my RCBS powder measure. I throw the charge is a fair amount of energy and let the handle bounce once or twice at the upper ...
by Griff
Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chairman of the.......bored
Replies: 240
Views: 2013

Re: Chairman of the.......bored

Actually, they used a block and tackle to "pull" them back into position after loading.
by Griff
Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chairman of the.......bored
Replies: 240
Views: 2013

Re: Chairman of the.......bored

Six... think places to push the carriage back in place... or... maybe it was just to reduce weight... or... maybe it was simply the extent of the designer's artistic talent! :P :P :D
by Griff
Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Suggestions please, for beginner reloading 30-30
Replies: 20
Views: 363

Re: Suggestions please, for beginner reloading 30-30

Speer makes a dandy 130 gr FP and Sierra makes a great 125 gr HP, both make great reduced load bullets. Jacketed, and at least I can attest to how great the 125 HP is on coyotes... While I've loaded hundreds of the 125s in my .30-30, I purchased an overrun of them without a cannelure just before Sie...
by Griff
Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chairman of the.......bored
Replies: 240
Views: 2013

Re: Chairman of the.......bored

I don't hang out in bars enough to get the winches to go with me anywhere. Wrong spelling... you're thinking "wenches"! :P What do you do if you come across a boulder in the middle of the road? Back out 7 miles?... :D Hook up the winch to it and drag it back with you... :twisted: You DON'T leave it...
by Griff
Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Death Valley
Replies: 34
Views: 468

Re: Death Valley

One of the most awesome events in CA is the Mule Days Celebration in Bishop, CA. If you're an equestrian or rodeo fan, this is just different enough to entertain! My wife and I went several years before we started our family, camped in the nearby campgrounds, visited the exhibits, watched the rodeo ...
by Griff
Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chairman of the.......bored
Replies: 240
Views: 2013

Re: Chairman of the.......bored

Sixgun wrote:
Sun Feb 28, 2021 1:01 pm
What do you do if you come across a boulder in the middle of the road? Back out 7 miles?... :D
Hook up the winch to it and drag it back with you... :twisted: You DON'T leave it there for the next fellow! Nice work on the naval cannon carriage!
by Griff
Sat Feb 27, 2021 3:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Did you guys know that Vista Outdoor....
Replies: 7
Views: 300

Re: Did you guys know that Vista Outdoor....

Yep, public record for years... what I'd like to know is who're Vista Outdoors stockholders... Seek, and you shall find. :P https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/VSTO/holders/?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAHICGhTqAKnM6Wf127Maj7KOyYHDbSBJUmNfE2TVkO9ceiZ0...
by Griff
Sat Feb 27, 2021 3:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Suggestions please, for beginner reloading 30-30
Replies: 20
Views: 363

Re: Suggestions please, for beginner reloading 30-30

Load it to the cannelure and don't go beyond the book value overall length. Exactly!Run an average of 4 or 5 five-shot groups and determine your average group size. If it ain't satisfactory, THEN make some small change, (one at a time) and run another 4 or 5 groups... Improvements in accuracy is st...
by Griff
Fri Feb 26, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Met another member today.
Replies: 24
Views: 513

Re: Met another member today.

I've met and been impressed by several of the regulars on here... which reminds me... I haven't heard from Old Ironsights in quite a long while... Hope he and his wife are still doing well.
by Griff
Fri Feb 26, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Death Valley
Replies: 34
Views: 468

Re: Death Valley

March thru the 1st week in April is the optimum time to visit. Desert will be going into bloom, and the flora is fantastic! Still cool enough to be chilly at nite, but gets warm during the day... Also remember, the desert floor is BELOW sea level. Sun protection, even when cool is necessary! Several...
by Griff
Fri Feb 26, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Did you guys know that Vista Outdoor....
Replies: 7
Views: 300

Re: Did you guys know that Vista Outdoor....

Yep, public record for years... what I'd like to know is who're Vista Outdoors stockholders... Seek, and you shall find. :P https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/VSTO/holders/?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAHICGhTqAKnM6Wf127Maj7KOyYHDbSBJUmNfE2TVkO9ceiZ0...
by Griff
Fri Feb 26, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chairman of the.......bored
Replies: 240
Views: 2013

Re: Chairman of the.......bored

Ah, well, you know how the desert is. Headed to Death Valley for the next few days. Maybe you'll recognize this scene... I took it back in 1976 for a photography class in college, during a field trip there. I love that place... too bad it's in.... DSCN1356[1].JPG That's a 16"x24" print from a 35mm ...
by Griff
Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Did you guys know that Vista Outdoor....
Replies: 7
Views: 300

Re: Did you guys know that Vista Outdoor....

Yep, public record for years... what I'd like to know is who're Vista Outdoors stockholders...
by Griff
Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Honor (re-post of an old piece I wrote years ago)
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Re: Honor (re-post of an old piece I wrote years ago)

Aye... thank you for the reminder Jim!
by Griff
Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chairman of the.......bored
Replies: 240
Views: 2013

Re: Chairman of the.......bored

Oil and Pyrodex ??? Never had a problem with Pyrodex but never used a petroleum based protectant. Always used Bore Butter I think. I used the wrong term, not petroleum oil, just lubricant, I use bore butter almost exclusively. Now, mind ya, when Iived in CA, it was on the coast, less than 5 miles f...
by Griff
Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scored primers today!
Replies: 8
Views: 233

Re: Scored primers today!

:mrgreen: :mrgreen:
by Griff
Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PRAYERS ANSWERED!
Replies: 15
Views: 219

Re: PRAYERS ANSWERED!

Prayers up! I had a biopsy of a growth on my scalp last week, and got a call today telling my it was entirely benign. It was a rare occurrence for me, seems like every time they've biopsyied something, it's come back as malignant, and they didn't get it all, I need further surgery!
by Griff
Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chairman of the.......bored
Replies: 240
Views: 2013

Re: Chairman of the.......bored

Holy smokes! I take a day off and now Six likes Rossi's. :shock: What planet is this? Hard to believe, he likes Rossis better than I like Pyrodex... He won't buy one, I won't buy Pyrodex either... but if someone gave him a Rossi, he might keep it, sell it or give it away... whereas I won't do any o...
by Griff
Thu Feb 25, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chairman of the.......bored
Replies: 240
Views: 2013

Re: Chairman of the.......bored

Holy smokes! I take a day off and now Six likes Rossi's. :shock: What planet is this? Hard to believe, he likes Rossis better than I like Pyrodex... He won't buy one, I won't buy Pyrodex either... but if someone gave him a Rossi, he might keep it, sell it or give it away... whereas I won't do any o...
by Griff
Thu Feb 25, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Win 904 Cowboy Commemorative
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Re: Win 904 Cowboy Commemorative

OldWin wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:23 am
And, that is one of the best front sights Winchester ever used. It gives e a great sight picture through a receiver sight IMO.
Even better thru a tang peep!!! :twisted: :twisted:
by Griff
Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Win 904 Cowboy Commemorative
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Re: Win 904 Cowboy Commemorative

ISTR that it was a post, similar to the other carbine or trapper commemoratives.
front sight.JPG
by Griff
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vintage guns
Replies: 35
Views: 691

Re: Vintage guns

Thank you, I'd seen that list before... one of mine is a 1978, the other a 1982. So, there's no possibility yours could be consecutive with mine... :P :P I won't be making you an offer! :D
by Griff
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chairman of the.......bored
Replies: 240
Views: 2013

Re: Chairman of the.......bored

Well... just dammit all to get out! You guys were very consistent... said "Ben" several times... apparently I can't read... I read "Hoss"... every time y'all said "Ben"! Getting old ain't for sissies!!!
by Griff
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: u2oob question
Replies: 6
Views: 157

Re: u2oob question

I think that since Youtubers get income from their subscribers and the number of views, they want to make sure a u-tuber ain't stacking the deck... so to speak. See OldWin's tag line... :P :D
by Griff
Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Accurizing a 6 gun
Replies: 12
Views: 336

Re: Accurizing a 6 gun

I attended my first "End of Trail" in 1986... I'd been shooting cowboy action for about 8 or 9 months, and was told by my mentor to have "Bob" look at my 3rd Gen Colt... After the 1st day's shooting was over, he took over to "Bob", introduced me, and told "Bob" that my Colt needed his hands laid upo...
by Griff
Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chairman of the.......bored
Replies: 240
Views: 2013

Re: Chairman of the.......bored

gamekeeper wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 5:17 am
GunnyMack wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:49 pm
Since when did Ben Cartwright start caring a nickeled Colt? As far as I know he always carried a nickel Reminghton...?
Correct..but there are photos of him using a Colt.
nd09_westerns_250.jpg
Well, in that photo Lorne Greene is holding a nickeled 1875 Remington.
by Griff
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chairman of the.......bored
Replies: 240
Views: 2013

Re: Chairman of the.......bored

-Apparently while you guys were fiddle-pharting around, I got some work done! Picked up my fuel tank from the welder guy... now going to get it done right at another guy's shop... so... I started in cleaning on the brackets and saddle for the tank. That was probably not the best of ideas, cause now ...
by Griff
Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vintage guns
Replies: 35
Views: 691

Re: Vintage guns

Old Savage wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:34 am
After a long wait a 4 3/4" 45 3ed gen appeared, 79 manufacture in perfect condition.
Just out of curiosity, how did you find the year of manufacture?
by Griff
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Biggest black-powder load you're comfortable with...?
Replies: 18
Views: 306

Re: Biggest black-powder load you're comfortable with...?

I live near Fort Nelson, it is a museum of Artillery with live firing of cannons, I used to exterminate the rodents there before it was turned into a museum. Good place to go if you need a fix for BP smoke.. :lol: ftnelsn2.jpg Wait... now that it's a museum, they don't need their rodent exterminate...
by Griff
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chairman of the.......bored
Replies: 240
Views: 2013

Re: Chairman of the.......bored

Sixgun wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:51 pm
OK, what kind of wood was I working with today?----006
Image
Yella wood.
by Griff
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chairman of the.......bored
Replies: 240
Views: 2013

Re: Chairman of the.......bored

Fish and chips...is that what you guys call French fries? NO definitely not :o French fries are the skinny little things you get at McDonalds. Another case proving the we're only separated by our common language! My Mum always told me that British wouldn't acknowledge anything named "French"... Tho...
by Griff
Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Star line brass bad
Replies: 23
Views: 522

Re: Star line brass bad

That lubing the inside of the case mouth is a step most of like to avoid, but... some cases just need it done. I certainly wouldn't generalize that Starline Brass is "bad" over one experience. I've used their brass in several different cartridges and found them to be very good, better than some, and...
by Griff
Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Little sixgun grip trivia
Replies: 37
Views: 413

Re: Little sixgun grip trivia

Verawood.
by Griff
Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Little sixgun grip trivia
Replies: 37
Views: 413

Re: Little sixgun grip trivia

I can barely tell one wood from another... My smart-azzed answer was going to be "hard wood"? But if I had to guess, it would be "Zebra wood?"
by Griff
Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Before The Ammo/Components Shortage.....
Replies: 17
Views: 336

Re: Before The Ammo/Components Shortage.....

The last gun I bought was a "new-to-me-cartridge"... the .44-40 in a AWA Lightning! I bought a box of factory lead ammo, 1,000 pieces of brass, 500 lead bullets, dies and a 4-cavity mold. After shooting that 50 round box, a 100 or so of the pre-made bullets, it's sat, and I haven't had time to load ...
by Griff
Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chairman of the.......bored
Replies: 240
Views: 2013

Re: Chairman of the.......bored

Knowing how to drive and how to get out of a spin is not a skill everyone has. That became evident in this area over the last week. I learned the hard way. In 1969 I moved to Omaha, NE... summer time. I bought a 1950 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery. Working 3 jobs I built it over the remaining summer and ...
by Griff
Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Not your average Amadeo Rossi 92
Replies: 12
Views: 278

Re: Not your average Amadeo Rossi 92

Very NICE!
by Griff
Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chairman of the.......bored
Replies: 240
Views: 2013

Re: Chairman of the.......bored

Doc, if that picture is any way recent... your story doesn't quite pass the sniff test! :P :P Anyway, as to scraping snow off driveway, after I said "good enough" and put the vehicles back! DSCN1353[1].JPG Went out and got my eye exam... new glasses and sunglasses are $901!!! Think I won't be buyin...
by Griff
Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chairman of the.......bored
Replies: 240
Views: 2013

Re: Chairman of the.......bored

BTW way, Jay, doing donuts in the snow on the golf cart is more fun than doing donuts in the mud!!! Cleanup is easier! :P :P
by Griff
Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chairman of the.......bored
Replies: 240
Views: 2013

Re: Chairman of the.......bored

Doc, if that picture is any way recent... your story doesn't quite pass the sniff test! :P :P Anyway, as to scraping snow off driveway, after I said "good enough" and put the vehicles back! DSCN1353[1].JPG Went out and got my eye exam... new glasses and sunglasses are $901!!! Think I won't be buying...
by Griff
Thu Feb 18, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chairman of the.......bored
Replies: 240
Views: 2013

Re: Chairman of the.......bored

Riding a self powered snow sled anywhere doesn't sounds like it'd be boring. Anything BUT! Now me... I'm indoors, tending the fire: DSCN1352[1].JPG And, yesterday, I had the mundane task of plowing the snow off my driveway! And in the nearly 30 years we've lived here, it was FIRST time ever event! I...
by Griff
Thu Feb 18, 2021 12:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Government cannot solve everything
Replies: 36
Views: 543

Re: Government cannot solve everything

What people don’t realize and is no longer taught in school, is that at best, government is a ‘necessary evil’, required to provide for the common defense, negotiate treaties and trade, and enforce laws that regulate disputes between subordinate governments, with the feds settling disputes between ...
by Griff
Thu Feb 18, 2021 12:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello... again...wait, where am I?
Replies: 24
Views: 415

Re: Hello... again...wait, where am I?

Welcome Home Jeremy! Wish the best for your youngster... I was certain they were going to show more good sense than you... and join the NAVY!!! :P :P They are! The mens department hahaha! :lol: :lol: Keep thinkin' that. It's good to embrace one's illusions! Wish y'all were closer, stay safe, warm, ...
by Griff
Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello... again...wait, where am I?
Replies: 24
Views: 415

Re: Hello... again...wait, where am I?

Welcome Home Jeremy! Wish the best for your youngster... I was certain they were going to show more good sense than you... and join the NAVY!!! :P :P
by Griff
Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ‘Math is Hard...’
Replies: 11
Views: 209

Re: ‘Math is Hard...’

Ever since my Birthday last year... I keep finding myself wondering about how it's come to be that I'm less than half a decade from entering the 4th quarter century of my life! And, as a die-hard cowboy action shooter, wondering how many more matches I'll be able to compete in... let me take that ba...