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by Bill in Oregon
Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hunting
Replies: 15
Views: 569

Re: Hunting

Good stuff, Jim. Being a Westerner, this tree stand business "don't seem natural." And using a feeder will get you prison time in the Northwest. Whole different ball game starting right next door in good old Texas. Guess I would be happy to plunk a hog under such circumstances.
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One of the Reasons I Love Leverguns
Replies: 6
Views: 158

Re: One of the Reasons I Love Leverguns

I'm another fan of the sound of a '92. A '94 isn't far behind, but not my favorite action as it is so hard to field strip compared to say, a Marlin. As to the pump guns, I loved racking my old 16-gauge Model 12. I could do it in a back bedroom and my Brittany would be at my feet in an instant, wanti...
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can`t have enough candles
Replies: 17
Views: 171

Re: Can`t have enough candles

Good stuff, Lenn. Love the cheer of a candle. Plus one on the socket idea as genius! 8)
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: God Said, "I Need Somebody Strong Enough..."
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: God Said, "I Need Somebody Strong Enough..."

Somethin' in my eyes here, boys.
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Federal Hammer Down
Replies: 6
Views: 358

Re: Federal Hammer Down

Those are impressive numbers if from a handgun. But I haven't bought over-the-counter ammo for a .44 Mag in 40 years.
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UPDATE ON PACO'S DAUGHTER JENNIFER 10/20/20
Replies: 12
Views: 237

Re: UPDATE ON PACO'S DAUGHTER JENNIFER 10/20/20

It's a good sign that she looks really happy to be back out in the sunshine and fresh air.
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just some rainy-Sunday music...
Replies: 4
Views: 109

Re: Just some rainy-Sunday music...

Wait. There is rain?
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Serrated Blades
Replies: 19
Views: 288

Re: Serrated Blades

The serrated blade on my old Leatherman sees a lot of use. Wish the CRKT clip-on I have was serrated as well.
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dixon's Muzzleloader Shop
Replies: 8
Views: 223

Re: Dixon's Muzzleloader Shop

Dixon's is legendary. Closest we had in Oregon was the Muzzleloading Emporium in Springfield.
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SOLD Custom holster for Ruger Super Blackhawk
Replies: 1
Views: 145

Re: SOLD Custom holster for Ruger Super Blackhawk

Somebody got a heck of a holster.
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID 19 Scam Alert received from John Taffin
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: COVID 19 Scam Alert received from John Taffin

Oh, man, Tillamook (Oregon) salted caramel ice cream is the bomb -- the real bomb! :lol:
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 6.5 PRC
Replies: 18
Views: 571

Re: 6.5 PRC

by Bill in Oregon
Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SR-71
Replies: 59
Views: 2158

Re: SR-71

by Bill in Oregon
Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 6.5 PRC
Replies: 18
Views: 571

Re: 6.5 PRC

Look forward to your results, 6-pt. You have reawakened my interest in this cartridge. Hear very good things about the 156-grain Berger for elk, bear and such out of the PRC. The B.C. on it is .679!

https://bergerbullets.com/product/6-5-m ... te-hunter/
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cool vintage carpet sweepers
Replies: 10
Views: 253

Re: Cool vintage carpet sweepers

I remember an aunt using one on the rugs in their home -- an old Craftsman-style house on Queen Anne Street in Medford, Oregon, late 1950s.
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 6.5 PRC
Replies: 18
Views: 571

Re: 6.5 PRC

That's a fine group with a very capable cartridge. Swap out that bullet for a Nosler Partition or a Barnes TSX and you have an elk rifle as well.
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Memories
Replies: 10
Views: 385

Re: Memories

Good stuff all right, Jim. Do you miss Arizona? Would you ever return to live there?
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Smoking Gun Found. Both Bidens Are In Deep Stuff
Replies: 23
Views: 583

Re: Smoking Gun Found. Both Bidens Are In Deep Stuff

Even if Trump loses, if we can get Justice Barrett confirmed, I will sleep much easier, and probably for the rest of my life.
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MORE 'recalled' drugs....geez....!
Replies: 7
Views: 188

Re: MORE 'recalled' drugs....geez....!

Prayers for our friends here taking Metformin ...
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Had me laughing ..
Replies: 5
Views: 220

Re: Had me laughing ..

I wonder what unknown genius first spun this yarn ...
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pheasant.
Replies: 14
Views: 293

Re: Pheasant.

Thanks Nath. Sounds like about an 18 gauge.
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Had me laughing ..
Replies: 5
Views: 220

Had me laughing ..

Dunno if this really is true, but it sure is well written ... :lol: This is a bricklayer's accident report, which was printed in the newsletter of the Australian equivalent of the Workers' Compensation Board. This is a true story. Had this guy died, he'd have received a Darwin Award for sure.... Dea...
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Walking a mile in "their shoes"
Replies: 26
Views: 1422

Re: Walking a mile in "their shoes"

No. Can't afford aids anyway, so getting by. When the wax is out, I can hear reasonably well (can't make out the Main Squeeze's comments but can hear the calls during the Seahawks games :lol: ), but I am sure my job at the shooting range is eating away at what hearing I have left. I have muffs, but ...
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pheasant.
Replies: 14
Views: 293

Re: Pheasant.

Great job Nath, and with a flinter in foul weather. You continue to inspire! 8)
Meant to ask -- what is your fowler's bore size and what was your load?
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Taking zinc during the pandemic
Replies: 8
Views: 263

Re: Taking zinc during the pandemic

Doc, thanks for weighing in. I hoped you would. I did not know about the prostate connection, and am on doxazosin and finasteride for BPH issues ... :|
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Taking zinc during the pandemic
Replies: 8
Views: 263

Taking zinc during the pandemic

After Doc keeps talking about it, I bought a jar of zinc gummies, 22 mg (as zinc citrate). So do you take these every day when you are seemingly healthy, or do you take them only when you start to feel "off"? Does zinc interfere with anything else? New to this supplement.
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ATF evidently IS going after arm braces...
Replies: 25
Views: 1015

Re: ATF evidently IS going after arm braces...

I, too, wondered about the "arm brace" fiction.
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Frankenstein Hepburn
Replies: 31
Views: 825

Re: My Frankenstein Hepburn

Earl, the flat iron steak must be a new addition. I approve!
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Frankenstein Hepburn
Replies: 31
Views: 825

Re: My Frankenstein Hepburn

Vall, I bet you sure turned some heads with your '39 up that way. I haven't been to Grand Coulee Dam since about 1956, when I was 3! I vaguely recall a bust of FDR in a pool of water. Y'all ought to take Earl up on his offer. I would if I weren't 1,400 miles away. I had a lot of fun baking away at t...
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bronze Age smelting, anyone?
Replies: 18
Views: 746

Re: Bronze Age smelting, anyone?

Octagon, copper by itself certainly has its own allure. I hammered/forged this out not so much to be a chisel as to be a blade for an ax like the one that Ötzi had with him when he was murdered in the Alps in the Bronze Age. Copper just has loads of character.
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Oct 06, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: He growed him a dang melon ...
Replies: 5
Views: 533

He growed him a dang melon ...

Last summer I stopped at a roadside stand with a crudely lettered sign that read "Sweet Texas watermelons" and bought a Texas yellow, upon friends' recommendations. It was great, and I tossed some leavings in the raised bed and thought no more about it. This past June, I noticed a single melon-like ...
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Frankenstein Hepburn
Replies: 31
Views: 825

Re: My Frankenstein Hepburn

Vall, that's just an awesome video. Nothing as sweet as the "ding" note floating back to us after we let a case full of black send those big lead slugs on their way, eh? Dave Gullo of Buffalo Arms is another big fan of the Hepburn.
Where exactly was this taken?
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Walking a mile in "their shoes"
Replies: 26
Views: 1422

Re: Walking a mile in "their shoes"

Well, Todd, I wish I had missed hearing the neighbors' dogs bark at 3 a.m.!
Updating this thread, even my ears are working the best they can I still rely to a degree on reading lips, and this darned pandemic has made this impossible with the masks that also muffle words. :?
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bronze Age smelting, anyone?
Replies: 18
Views: 746

Re: Bronze Age smelting, anyone?

Where is Blaine when we need him to respond to our friend Piller? :lol:
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Biden Voting Booth
Replies: 4
Views: 589

Re: Biden Voting Booth

HAW! Tempted to brazenly steal this one Steve! :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: East of the Sun and West of the Moon
Replies: 2
Views: 433

Re: East of the Sun and West of the Moon

Neat. I sure enjoyed T.R.'s "Ranch Life and the Hunting Trail." Oh to have a president like him again.
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bronze Age smelting, anyone?
Replies: 18
Views: 746

Re: Bronze Age smelting, anyone?

Todd, the tin and copper together are much harder than either metal by itself. Be fun to make something simple, such as an axe head.
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Oct 04, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bronze Age smelting, anyone?
Replies: 18
Views: 746

Bronze Age smelting, anyone?

This has been on my list for a long time. I have the tin and copper at hand, so no excuses, except that I haven't tied building the twin bellows yet.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsF7O6G92Bs
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Oct 04, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone into metal detecting ?
Replies: 11
Views: 617

Re: Anyone into metal detecting ?

It's fun, GK. I have had several machines over the years. Since I moved down here I have not fired up my Tesoro De Leon -- best coin machine I have tried. But Tesoro, White's and other brands are going out of business. That looks like a great Youtube channel. I have also been greatly thrilled by vid...
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Oct 03, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thank you.
Replies: 17
Views: 657

Re: Thank you.

Ahhhh ... a Jess photo! Just what my low spirits needed. Thanks Nath!
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Range Report: 35/30-30 & 300 Savage
Replies: 25
Views: 2178

Re: Range Report: 35/30-30 & 300 Savage

That dog will hunt! 8)
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where's Nath ?
Replies: 14
Views: 872

Re: Where's Nath ?

"Spoke" with Nath. He is fine. He'll probably check in soon.
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vintage stagecoach or sleigh foot warmer
Replies: 13
Views: 564

Re: Vintage stagecoach or sleigh foot warmer

Lenn, how would this stand up to hot coals? I like the hot rocks idea.
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayers up for Trump - he has Coronavirus...
Replies: 20
Views: 962

Re: Prayers up for Trump - he has Coronavirus...

We'll see if his recent words in Ohio ring true: “It affects elderly people, elderly people with heart problems and other problems. That’s what it really affects. In some states, thousands of people — nobody young,” Trump said to the crowd. “Below the age of 18, like, nobody. They have a strong immu...
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UPDATE ON PACO'S DAUGHTER 10/2/2020
Replies: 12
Views: 653

Re: UPDATE ON PACO'S DAUGHTER 10/2/2020

Very good news, Jim. Thanks for sharing the update.
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayers up for Trump - he has Coronavirus...
Replies: 20
Views: 962

Re: Prayers up for Trump - he has Coronavirus...

Doc, the COVID equation just gets more baffling as we go along, it seems. Come on Moderna. Come an AstraZeneca. Stay safe, Mr. Vice President.
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayers up for Trump - he has Coronavirus...
Replies: 20
Views: 962

Re: Prayers up for Trump - he has Coronavirus...

Neither left nor right, but he kinda asked for it.
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What a Difference Proper Lube Makes
Replies: 6
Views: 634

Re: What a Difference Proper Lube Makes

Steve, you are an awesome neighbor. Great save.
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayer request (Update)
Replies: 22
Views: 602

Re: Prayer request

Gannon has my prayers too, my friend.