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by KWK
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Friend’s Widowed NOT available. See OP
Replies: 4
Views: 329

Re: Friend’s Widowed aunt for sale maybe???

What sort of barrels do those 10-5 have? My 12-3 has a slender, finely tapered barrel, and I'm a sucker for such (as well as for slender, finely tapered females). Perhaps in those decades all Model 10 had such?
by KWK
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No cashiers at Lowes, Home Depot
Replies: 9
Views: 318

Re: No cashiers at Lowes, Home Depot

I'm getting close to Old Fart territory myself, but I actually prefer the self scan lanes at the grocery store. I'm far more efficient and mindful at packing the bags, and doing it myself that's two fewer sets of possibly infections fingers (cashier and bagger) touching my goods. Unless I have to ke...
by KWK
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: iPhones....?
Replies: 12
Views: 278

Re: iPhones....?

When Google comes out with an update, I get it on my phone in a week or two while a buddy with his Samsung has to wait a couple months while Samsung makes sure their junk works correctly with the update before they release their version of the update. A good point, one which I should have made, too...
by KWK
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question / POLL
Replies: 96
Views: 1068

Re: Question / POLL

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by KWK
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: iPhones....?
Replies: 12
Views: 278

Re: iPhones....?

My daughter and I have the earlier SE model. I chose it because it was the smallest phone readily available. My wife and son have a Moto-G, chosen for the better bang for the buck. None of us are heavy cell phone users and have only basic TracFone pre-paid service for voice and data. As such I'm con...
by KWK
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More on "Barrel-length-versus-velocity" - with 22 LR
Replies: 8
Views: 205

Re: More on "Barrel-length-versus-velocity" - with 22 LR

By using different barrels, he was using different chambers, too, and this can affect velocity. These guys go at it more directly, by sawing off an inch at a time from the same barrel, but they only went down from 18". Their test, though, consisted of only 3 rounds per inch, so isn't rigorous, and c...
by KWK
Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Lees Statue
Replies: 11
Views: 672

Re: Lees Statue

I'll miss those. They added a certain quirky charm to Richmond, where my sister lives. I was visiting her last week when the scum of the earth vandalized several of the statues. I had always figured free blacks driving by daily in nice cars was the ultimate put down to the slavery which was the majo...
by KWK
Sun May 31, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Barreling 336
Replies: 4
Views: 320

Re: Barreling 336

Nonneman’s in Missouri does custom barrels so should have no trouble with factory barrels. Their web site is down right now. John Taylor Machine in Washington also makes custom barrels, and more. I don’t recall ever seeing any but favorable comments on his work. I haven’t worked with either as yet b...
by KWK
Thu May 21, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Those Winchester 44-40 WHV Loads
Replies: 12
Views: 600

Re: Those Winchester 44-40 WHV Loads

Interesting information, gentlemen. Thanks.
by KWK
Thu May 21, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: wuhanFlu
Replies: 15
Views: 730

Re: wuhanFlu

Coronavirus patients taking hydroxychloroquine... were no less likely to need mechanical ventilation and had higher deaths rates compared to those who did not take the drug, according to a study of hundreds of patients at US Veterans Health Administration medical centers. Other studies completed si...
by KWK
Thu May 21, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: wuhanFlu
Replies: 15
Views: 730

Re: wuhanFlu

Exactly two weeks later hydroxychloroquine was deemed the most highly rated treatmentfor the novel coronavirus in an international poll of more than 6,000 doctors.
And a month later it was deemed worse than ineffective. :roll:
by KWK
Thu May 21, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Made a Hurdy Gurdy
Replies: 51
Views: 1595

Re: Made a Hurdy Gurdy

Given the name, I thought the hurdy-gurdy evolved about 2 centuries ago. Nope, only the name did. The ideas behind the instrument go back more like 10 centuries. Thanks for the introduction.
by KWK
Wed May 20, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Look !!!
Replies: 69
Views: 2036

Re: New Look !!!

I, too, prefer the green. The orange looked nice but was lower in contrast.
by KWK
Wed May 20, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: CV19 Vaccine
Replies: 42
Views: 1452

Re: CV19 Vaccine

I'm no medical expert, but from what I've been reading these last weeks, one cannot make blanket statements about an upcoming vaccine for the Wuhan. There are several different approaches being taken. I think I read the Chinese are working on the traditional, "weakened" virus approach, which is well...
by KWK
Wed May 20, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: CV19 Vaccine
Replies: 42
Views: 1452

Re: CV19 Vaccine

Doubling his wealth over the last 10 years is a surprise? This 10 year span you call out saw both the stock market overall and Microsoft stock in particular rise dramatically after the 2008 crash. Microsoft stock, which I imagine forms the bulk of his personal wealth, went from $30 in 2010 to about ...
by KWK
Tue May 19, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: CV19 Vaccine
Replies: 42
Views: 1452

Re: CV19 Vaccine

To date Bill Gates has invested $10 billion into vaccines, which have reaped him $200 billion in returns. He's not exactly doing this for the good of mankind. You might want to check that. First off, Gates works through his charitable foundation. Were there income, it would be to the foundation, no...
by KWK
Mon May 18, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How did henry get so popular?
Replies: 37
Views: 1317

Re: How did henry get so popular?

I don't own a Henry, but I admire that they are willing to try something different. Many users like their tube loading feature, and their actions are smooth variations of the Hepburn-Marlins. The Long Ranger is a nice development, too. I do wish they'd hire a good industrial designer. Their guns all...
by KWK
Sun May 17, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: African Adventure
Replies: 18
Views: 825

Re: African Adventure

Sorry to hear that. When we upgraded that one laptop from 8.1, it was new enough there was no data worth keeping. It seems to me, however, there was an option in the upgrade process to wipe the disk clean while at it. It's amazing that might be the default, one taken without the user's input. Perhap...
by KWK
Sun May 17, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: African Adventure
Replies: 18
Views: 825

Re: African Adventure

I've only once upgraded Windows across a major version number. One of the laptop's came with 8.1 but was upgraded to the initial version of 10 within a few weeks. That went smoothly. The other three came with 10. The inherited laptop with 7 got wonky when the final Win 7 updates were loaded, but I w...
by KWK
Sat May 16, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: CV19 Vaccine
Replies: 42
Views: 1452

Re: CV19 Vaccine

Godspeed to the doctors and scientists working as hard as they can to develop a safe and effective vaccine against COVID19. Hear!, hear! And if Bill Gates' money helps bring it to fruition, then good on him. His money has saved the lives of countless thousands in Africa and elsewhere around the wor...
by KWK
Sat May 16, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: African Adventure
Replies: 18
Views: 825

Re: African Adventure

I've been using Win 10 for several years. Four PCs in the house have it. Never once a crash on any of them. I can't figure out why other people complain about it. My best guess is they buy el-cheapo PCs at Costco and find the Chinese hardware drivers are riddled with bugs, but that wouldn't be Micro...
by KWK
Sat May 16, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A note on staying logged into the board...
Replies: 13
Views: 411

Re: A note on staying logged into the board...

Odd. I just checked my Bookmark for Leverguns.com and the link is listed as: "www.levergunscommunity.org/viewforum.php?f=1" With that, and with my logging in and checking to stay logged in, I come directly to this forum. When you click on your bookmark, what shows up in your address bar after this ...
by KWK
Thu May 14, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: CV19 Vaccine
Replies: 42
Views: 1452

Re: CV19 Vaccine

There is way more to this Covid 19 vaccine than preventing the virus. Which of the 60 or so vaccines under development scare you the most? This virus is obviously a serious problem, and although I think the response to it has been excessive, a vaccine would be a blessing. There is, though, no guara...
by KWK
Mon May 11, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Look !!!
Replies: 69
Views: 2036

Re: New Look !!!

It all looks fine to me. Thanks for the update.
by KWK
Sun May 10, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can't Return To General Discussion Since Last Update
Replies: 18
Views: 559

Re: Can't Return To General Discussion Since Last Update

The forum software appears different today, and I can again see the General Discussion link at the top of these pages.
by KWK
Sat May 09, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayer Request
Replies: 16
Views: 687

Re: Prayer Request

Sorry to hear of his death.

That's a fine looking spiral staircase. Is it in Mozambique?
by KWK
Tue May 05, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can't Return To General Discussion Since Last Update
Replies: 18
Views: 559

Re: Can't Return To General Discussion Since Last Update

I just cleared my cookie for the site and re-logged in. Same problem. I, too, have not seen for some time a link near the top of the forum posts to take you directly to the General Discussion page. The farthest link displayed there is the main Community index, from which you can click on the Genera...
by KWK
Tue May 05, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting analysis of the response to the virus
Replies: 16
Views: 835

Re: Interesting analysis of the response to the virus

I blame the media. Fully. Entirely. The media are in the business of creating news drama to sell advertising and a good virus scare has legs. It has backfired on some elements of the media. Local newspapers in the US are hurting badly. All the local businesses on which they depended for advertising...
by KWK
Sun May 03, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1st Ammendment
Replies: 6
Views: 401

Re: 1st Ammendment

We've been isolating like a boss over here for weeks now, and it seems to be working. We haven't killed the bug, but at least we've stopped it killing us. Absent both a vaccine and a sure-fire treatment, that seems only to be delaying the inevitable, at fantastic economic cost. The big question, th...
by KWK
Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: still puttering, and playing with lever guns
Replies: 9
Views: 564

Re: still puttering, and playing with lever guns

What a bizarre lever action ! I knew of the Bullard single shot but didn't realize it was basically a chopped down lever action repeater, the latter having come first. The action locks a bit like a rolling block, with the locking mechanism to the very rear. A long breech bolt goes forward to pick up...
by KWK
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's the holdover at 1,000 yards for a 44 Magnum...?
Replies: 31
Views: 1039

Re: What's the holdover at 1,000 yards for a 44 Magnum...?

3leggedturtle wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:42 am
Yes he is, watched his video on shooting the Coonan 357 mag 1911 a lil bit ago.....
And I thought he was fast with a revolver!
by KWK
Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Why Not the Spencer...?" (video)
Replies: 1
Views: 201

Re: "Why Not the Spencer...?" (video)

I didn't know it had no ejector, a curious omission. I liked the view down into the action as it cycled.
by KWK
Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Having to log in every time you visit?
Replies: 53
Views: 1976

Re: Having to log in every time you visit?

... Close everything and restart your browser, type in the address again. This time you can save it as a favorite or tab. If your browser predicts http:// for this site when you're typing it in, the site won't recognize you. Once you're logged in, you'll be accessing the site via https://, and this...
by KWK
Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Having to log in every time you visit?
Replies: 53
Views: 1976

Re: Having to log in every time you visit?

Okay, I figured it out, at least for my case. My bookmarks were set to http: but the site is using https: (encrypted transfer) after you log in. When I changed the bookmark I'm using in Opera to https: it works as expected. The site will run as http: but it won't remember you. The bookmark on my pho...
by KWK
Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Having to log in every time you visit?
Replies: 53
Views: 1976

Re: Having to log in every time you visit?

In Opera there is a persistent login. I use Opera on my PC almost exclusively. If I navigate away from the site, and then enter the address for the forum again, it's forgotten me. If instead I use the previous screen function (back arrow) to return to this site, I'm still logged in, even if I do a ...
by KWK
Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Legendary WW2 Aircraft
Replies: 5
Views: 340

Re: Legendary WW2 Aircraft

rock-steady wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:49 am
He likes the old piston and rotary engine sounds.
Who doesn't?! That Soviet Rat is a neat sounding work.
by KWK
Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hardships of sheltering in place:
Replies: 33
Views: 1072

Re: hardships of sheltering in place:

Nice Whitney-Kennedy! I handled one at a gun show once: Smooooooth. Burgess is an under-appreciated designer.
by KWK
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: January 1 1898 Recreation Magazine
Replies: 7
Views: 334

Re: January 1 1898 Recreation Magazine

Camel73 wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:47 am
I liked the old hunters opinion of the .30 on page 373.
The .30-30-170 is probably too much for deer, but the .25-36-117 is just right, and a .30-30 FMJ has 4 times the killing power of a .50 cal black powder gun!
by KWK
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: a statistical reality check
Replies: 17
Views: 503

Re: a statistical reality check

Clearly, by "extra deaths" I meant in the coming year, the year being the time span you used in your opening post. Dismissing such deaths as irrelevant suggests the Nazis killing all those Jews and other Untermenshen wasn't a big deal because they were all going to die some day regardless. That uppe...
by KWK
Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: a statistical reality check
Replies: 17
Views: 503

Re: a statistical reality check

are you sick of hearing fascists panting breathlessly that the chinavirus might tally 240,000 KIA ? A quarter million dead oldsters isn't good, but it wouldn't ruin the economy. However, that result is predicted to come with a huge recession. Skip the preventive measures to avoid the recession, and...
by KWK
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Having to log in every time you visit?
Replies: 53
Views: 1976

Re: Having to log in every time you visit?

Any time I've left the site today, I have to log in again.

edit: I've flushed the cache and deleted the cookies: No difference.
by KWK
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Busch Beer to give 3 months supply of beer if you adopt a dog
Replies: 13
Views: 923

Re: Busch Beer to give 3 months supply of beer if you adopt a dog

2ndovc wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:07 pm
... the FDA was dragging their feet on approving the equipment and process.
Both left and right wing press reporters are coming to the conclusion the CDC and FDA have since January been slowing the response to the virus. Bureaucracy moves in mysterious ways...
by KWK
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fauci's best guess
Replies: 10
Views: 866

Re: Fauci's best guess

Bill in Oregon wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:05 am
... the pandemic could cause between 100,000 and 200,000 deaths in the United States... The 1918-19 flu pandemic killed 675,000 in the United States, according to the CDC.
The population was 104 million then and so scales to 2.1 million being killed out of today's 327 million.
by KWK
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Don't Buy China's Story? There is Strong Evidence That The Virus Leaked From a Lab
Replies: 17
Views: 1342

Re: Don't Buy China's Story? There is Strong Evidence That The Virus Leaked From a Lab

My (Chinese) wife's friends back in China all at first believed the virus had leaked from that lab, but they now all believe the US military planted the virus. This is what happens when people live in a news vacuum such as communist China. So, if you have a have a dangerous virus spreading fast and ...
by KWK
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crisis Averted
Replies: 10
Views: 571

Re: Crisis Averted

That made me chuckle.
by KWK
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30-40 Krag Handi Rifle
Replies: 8
Views: 606

Re: 30-40 Krag Handi Rifle

I have a .30-40. It's no trick to reload, but I keep it at the original sporting levels, 220 jacketed at 2000 fps (with 4895). If that's enough for you, then just throat your .30-30 long, seat the 220 out there, and get the same fps. Yes, the pressure is higher, but the Handi is strong enough and .3...
by KWK
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Elderly In the U.S. Need Not Apply...
Replies: 6
Views: 417

Re: The Elderly In the U.S. Need Not Apply...

No offense, but I disagree with much of what you've said. No offense taken, but I don't see where there is much to argue over. Regions of Italy a week ago reached the point where there wasn't enough equipment on hand to save every one badly infected. Everyone there is covered equally by insurance s...
by KWK
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Elderly In the U.S. Need Not Apply...
Replies: 6
Views: 417

Re: The Elderly In the U.S. Need Not Apply...

I heard that, too. It makes sense to tend the young over the old when resources are scarce. We older folks have had our chance at life. Time to make way for our descendants. That there is scarcity is annoying, of course. It appears to have been caused by the federal bureaucracy first, Trump's failur...
by KWK
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The elderly in England need not apply....
Replies: 11
Views: 653

Re: The elderly in England need not apply....

The royals may fancy them subjects, but Parliament wields all the power, so they are citizens, albeit with very limited rights to self defense.
by KWK
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The elderly in England need not apply....
Replies: 11
Views: 653

Re: The elderly in England need not apply....

If it's true that the UK's NHS has told 80 year olds to stay home, that is a form of triage. The NHS is not especially well funded compared to similar systems in Europe. They routinely calculate whether a given procedure is deemed worth the cost compared to remaining life span. For instance, at a ce...