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by Bill in Oregon
Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Black bear breaks in and meets a '66 Uberti
Replies: 6
Views: 90

Re: Black bear breaks in and meets a '66 Uberti

He needed more gun, but at least he had one.
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Remington 513T for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 54

Re: Remington 513T for sale

You're killing me, Smalls. 8)
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How the Brits could have dropped the Hiroshima bomb
Replies: 1
Views: 83

How the Brits could have dropped the Hiroshima bomb

I had no idea of the existence of the secret "Black Lancaster" squadron that was in place to drop the atomic bombs if the US couldn't work out the B-29 bugs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XX9ptCNpik
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The explosion in Beirut
Replies: 39
Views: 800

Re: The explosion in Beirut

Heart-rending BBC video on the blast and its aftermath.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-53720383
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Red Dots on Handguns
Replies: 19
Views: 452

Re: Red Dots on Handguns

Well, after trying every position I could with the new SBH 10 1/2, my eyes simply will not focus properly on the irons anymore, so it is either sell the thing or mount a red dot. This is a hunting/LR revolver. I've been down the Leupold 2X EER path a couple of times, and would like to avoid the bulk...
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Round ball loads......
Replies: 33
Views: 523

Re: Round ball loads......

Ray, I had to refresh myself on Secretary of War Dearborn's role in the creation of the Harper's Ferry Model 1803. Thanks for the prompt. This is a rifle I have long admire and always wanted to own.
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speaking of grumpy men
Replies: 15
Views: 212

Re: Speaking of grumpy men

Todd, ask me about the guy who came somewhat sheepishly into the range office a few weeks ago with a brand new, jammed SIG P365. I looked things over, tried to work the slide and so forth. Hmm. We walked back out to the bench he was shooting from and a glance at the ammo boxes told the tale. He had ...
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dang Good Movie
Replies: 6
Views: 236

Re: Dang Good Movie

Ya know, I read about that film being made in some magazine -- Cowboys mebbe -- waiting in the surgeon's office. Meant to look for it. Forgot. Thanks Blaine.
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The explosion in Beirut
Replies: 39
Views: 800

Re: The explosion in Beirut

Ragheads? Do we still use that term? Danny Thomas was Lebanese. Was he a raghead? Did he have no value? How about "That Girl" Marlo Thomas? Was she the merely the daughter of a raghead who spent his time building St. Jude Children's Hospital? What bout the Maronite Christian community in Lebanon? Gu...
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Aug 08, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Made a crow call
Replies: 8
Views: 147

Re: Made a crow call

Pretty clever Lenn. Might even fool our local ravens for a while ... 8)
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Round ball loads......
Replies: 33
Views: 523

Re: Round ball loads......

Another tip o' the hat to Mr. York for his pronghorn adventures with a flintlock.
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AARP, any real advantages?
Replies: 13
Views: 249

Re: AARP, any real advantages?

I generally throw anything from AARP in the garbage due to the organization's past hatred of firearms ownership, but maybe they have changed their tune. I have AAA, which sort of overlaps some of their supposed benefits. I will say that by booking a lot of motels and car rentals via online sites lik...
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday oldgerboy & Pitchy.
Replies: 10
Views: 117

Re: Happy Birthday oldgerboy & Pitchy.

Lenn, how can it get any better than that, young man? :lol:
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another trip to the range
Replies: 8
Views: 178

Re: Another trip to the range

Wonderful toys, Jason! 8)
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Round ball loads......
Replies: 33
Views: 523

Re: Round ball loads......

Good question, Ray. Virtually all my round ball experience has been with paper targets; the deer just weren't playing ball.
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Official Mascot of 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 319

Re: The Official Mascot of 2020

I bought and traded with Joe and Suzi many times over the years.
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New hobby
Replies: 12
Views: 411

Re: New hobby

Vall, you have my full respect for tackling that job! Mom tried to teach me to use her old little Singer Lightweight when I was a kid, and I must admit that I bled. :shock: 8) Side note: Did you know the late Gordon Solly of Multnomah? I think he was editor of the Gas Leak at one point, and also had...
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Proper Handgun Hold - per Mr Ayoob
Replies: 6
Views: 378

Re: Proper Handgun Hold - per Mr Ayoob

Nice discussion by Massad. I hadn't seriously considered the thumb down position. I "learned" to shoot handgun reading and re-reading Jeff Cooper's section on handguns in the old Outdoor Life Complete Book of Shooting, and at that time -- the early 1960s, the colonel was a huge fan of the Jack Weave...
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The news headlines only reinforce this ---
Replies: 5
Views: 324

Re: The news headlines only reinforce this ---

Definitely NOT on my bucket list ... :lol:
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This looks fun.....(Smarter Every Day guy)
Replies: 10
Views: 514

Re: This looks fun.....(Smarter Every Day guy)

My hat is off to all the military veterans here.
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spinal cord stimulator anyone?
Replies: 16
Views: 518

Re: Spinal cord stimulator anyone?

Yodar, glad you are getting relief. I still walk a lot, and managed a 4 1/2-mile hike yesterday, gritting my teeth the whole way. Olloger, I have not paid attention to the stem cell therapy, and perhaps I should. Being on Social Security I doubt I could afford it. Hoping the injection next week actu...
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spinal cord stimulator anyone?
Replies: 16
Views: 518

Re: Spinal cord stimulator anyone?

Thanks Doc, Piller.
I am on 2400 mg of gabapentin and cannot tell a difference.
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spinal cord stimulator anyone?
Replies: 16
Views: 518

Re: Spinal cord stimulator anyone?

Todd, they put in the three leads and attach a temporary battery taped to your skin. You then get a week or so to have the thing on and see if it works before they actually implant the device.
Blaine, Grizz, Marvin, thanks.
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spinal cord stimulator anyone?
Replies: 16
Views: 518

Spinal cord stimulator anyone?

After three lumbar fusions, a laminectomy and six rounds of corticosteroidal injections, I am at the point where my diagnosis is "Failed Back Syndrome." My pain specialist wants to try one more round of injections, and if that doesn't help with the severe lower back, right hip and right leg pain, he...
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: These are for pretty ...
Replies: 20
Views: 549

Re: These are for pretty ...

Always admired the Silvertips and wish they were still in production. Jim, that is one serious crimp. Using the Lee die?
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Needs prayers AND a miracle
Replies: 9
Views: 417

Re: Needs prayers AND a miracle

Prayers from the desert. That Midwest rust is something else.
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's See Your Canine Buddy
Replies: 47
Views: 1201

Re: Let's See Your Canine Buddy

We all know the cruel sting of losing a dog. Man, I have never been without one this long -- three years -- since I was a little kid.
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My .32-40 Winchester
Replies: 7
Views: 301

Re: My .32-40 Winchester

Outstanding, Shasta. That's a caliber I have always wanted to work with. I have used John Taylor for several projects and have always been extremely pleased with his work. Let us know how she runs out at 100 yards and beyond. 8)
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's See Your Canine Buddy
Replies: 47
Views: 1201

Re: Let's See Your Canine Buddy

Wonderful thread, fellas. Keep them coming please.
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: JEFF QUINN
Replies: 26
Views: 1002

Re: JEFF QUINN

Glad his suffering has finally come to an end, although his rest brings grief to those he leaves behind.
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vaya con DIOS pedro.....
Replies: 5
Views: 347

Re: Vaya con DIOS pedro.....

Hadn't even realized he wrote that until he passed.
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's See Your Canine Buddy
Replies: 47
Views: 1201

Re: Let's See Your Canine Buddy

You make a great pair, Blaine. 8)
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finally Talked Myself Into It
Replies: 17
Views: 753

Re: Finally Talked Myself Into It

I've used Steve's rear sighst and mag tube followesr -- and bought the DVD. It's all good.
There is an elderly shooter who visits out county range with two Rossis he slicked up following Steve's instructions, one in .45 Colt and one rebarrelled to .44 Special. They simply run like butter. 8)
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Patriotism is NOT Obedience to Government..."
Replies: 7
Views: 341

Re: "Patriotism is NOT Obedience to Government..."

Important distinction in these troubled times, when neither the R's nor the D's seem to want to honor their roots.
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy with new .44 Special load for the Bulldog
Replies: 11
Views: 509

Re: Happy with new .44 Special load for the Bulldog

I really like being able to shoot mine single action if I want to.
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need a new knife?
Replies: 2
Views: 283

Re: Need a new knife?

They have a nice Facebook page. Good-looking blades.
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need a dose of "good stuff"?
Replies: 3
Views: 313

Need a dose of "good stuff"?

This will ground you if you love our dear old flag.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3c7GqpoM6wU
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: ALL SOLD, thanks! Brass, dies, mold, Wilson seater
Replies: 8
Views: 400

Re: Brass, dies, mold, Wilson seater

Wilson seater sold. All sold, thank you.
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: ALL SOLD, thanks! Brass, dies, mold, Wilson seater
Replies: 8
Views: 400

Re: Brass, dies, mold, Wilson seater

Still have the minty Wilson bullet seater to gladden a .30-40 Krag lover's heart. 8)
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Found.....
Replies: 16
Views: 1404

Re: Found.....

I had completely forgotten about the very interesting Lone Eagle. Do you recall what sort of accuracy it gave, Ray?
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy with new .44 Special load for the Bulldog
Replies: 11
Views: 509

Re: Happy with new .44 Special load for the Bulldog

Todd, the only factory I have shot is some Ultramag 200-grain cowboy loads.
GK, the recoil with this particular load was not much more than a standard .38 Special. If I get a chance I will chronograph it.
On the job, I carry one CCI snake load on top, then four solids.
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy with new .44 Special load for the Bulldog
Replies: 11
Views: 509

Happy with new .44 Special load for the Bulldog

I was working with 200-grain boolit handloads with my Charter Arms Bulldog without much love. Loads shot low, gave extraction issues, etc. So today I tried some loads with 255-grain Keiths out of my new RCBS mold. Results were muy bueno. With the range-scrap Keith over 5 grains of Universal lit by C...
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: ALL SOLD, thanks! Brass, dies, mold, Wilson seater
Replies: 8
Views: 400

Re: Brass, dies, mold, Wilson seater

Ray, I surely do. Thanks. Check PMs. Bill
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ever hear of the Eötvös effect?
Replies: 14
Views: 554

Ever hear of the Eötvös effect?

Neither had I, but I had heard of the Coriolis effect. Lapua explains both.

https://www.lapua.com/ballistics-app-ti ... k-c4hlr579
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: ALL SOLD, thanks! Brass, dies, mold, Wilson seater
Replies: 8
Views: 400

Re: Brass, dies, mold, Wilson seater

32 gauge brass sold, thanks.
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 1895CB 45-70 26" barrel
Replies: 14
Views: 530

Re: Marlin 1895CB 45-70 26" barrel

Colorado, I have heard that it is now a mixed bag, with some "Remlins" being fine and some with poor fit, poor barrel timing and other issues. I would not buy one online. Go handle one at a gun store and make sure fit and function are spot on before you take it home.
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: ALL SOLD, thanks! Brass, dies, mold, Wilson seater
Replies: 8
Views: 400

Re: Brass, dies, mold, Wilson seater

9,3X74 to Roughcreek. Thank you sir!
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30-30 Stuff
Replies: 23
Views: 935

Re: 30-30 Stuff

And to top it all off, the good old .30 WCF makes a wonderful cast boolit rifle -- especially with a deer killer such as the RCBS 30-180 FN.
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another doctor's voice from the virus trenches
Replies: 5
Views: 342

Re: Another doctor's voice from the virus trenches

This is an article from the Desert Review, a paper in Imperial Valley California: BRAWLEY – A front-line local doctor treating COVID-19 patients claims to have figured out what works to keep his patients alive. He claims to have answers on better controlling, and curbing, a pandemic that knows no bo...