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by Bill in Oregon
Sun Jan 24, 2021 8:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone here using the Lee 255 in .45 ACP?
Replies: 9
Views: 191

Re: Anyone here using the Lee 255 in .45 ACP?

Seated them a smidge deeper and they ran flawlessly. Now to try a larger sample and put them on paper.
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prospect Hall Shooting Club
Replies: 9
Views: 90

Re: Prospect Hall Shooting Club

Brutus is the bomb, 6-Pt.
I had to look up ZZ birds. Had not heard of them. Great idea.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKK7KOKKcaE
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: In Memory of Daisy Crockett
Replies: 17
Views: 251

Re: In Memory of Daisy Crockett

Brian, you have that right! A dog, a crackling fire and a mug of beer -- with the Gospels near. What more could a feller need?
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keith No. 5 out of an Italian Bisley?
Replies: 7
Views: 155

Re: Keith No. 5 out of an Italian Bisley?

Cowboy, the Rugers are scarce right now-- and awful spendy.
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keith No. 5 out of an Italian Bisley?
Replies: 7
Views: 155

Keith No. 5 out of an Italian Bisley?

Wondering how complicated it would be to attach the trigger guard/strap from a standard Peacemaker to the rear grip frame of an Italian Bisley, then find someone to make the stocks. Anyone try this? Just daydreaming, as Dixie has some Uberti Bisleys on sale for $495, but many find the trigger reach ...
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New PCP Airgun Tech
Replies: 6
Views: 117

Re: New PCP Airgun Tech

Gunny, the compressor and expense is what has kept me from enjoying the PCPs. I briefly owned a Benjamin Marauder in .25 -- quiet, accurate and powerful. But I was coming off back surgery, and trying to pump that reservoir full with the Hill hand pump was torture. Off she went.
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New PCP Airgun Tech
Replies: 6
Views: 117

Re: New PCP Airgun Tech

Impressive numbers -- good enough for deer at reasonable range, I would sure think. That little FXAirguns radar chronograph is pretty darned cool.
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What the World Needs Now...... MORE OF PITCHY
Replies: 15
Views: 238

Re: What the World Needs Now...... MORE OF PITCHY

Lenn, that is swell -- the ancestor of the modern, electronic pinball machine. Does it have a tilt switch? :lol:
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: In Memory of Daisy Crockett
Replies: 17
Views: 251

Re: In Memory of Daisy Crockett

Makes me hurt all over again, Bronco. I know how your heart feels.
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What the World Needs Now...... MORE OF PITCHY
Replies: 15
Views: 238

Re: What the World Needs Now...... MORE OF PITCHY

I have to agree with every post here. Lenn makes my inner child smile. 8)
Thank you, my friend, for all the innocent joy you have brought me -- and joy to come! 8)
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone here using the Lee 255 in .45 ACP?
Replies: 9
Views: 191

Re: Anyone here using the Lee 255 in .45 ACP?

Well, I have some work to do. Even with just 4.5 grains of Universal, the big 255-grain Lee recoiled about the same as the Federal HST+P -- stoutly -- but out of 20 test rounds about half failed to go all the way into battery. It is hard to see, but you might notice the ring around the boolit at the...
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: From The Loading Bench
Replies: 8
Views: 165

Re: From The Loading Bench

Told Jim in the comments that he and the Lord put this Youtube up just for me this morning, but I'll share! :lol:
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone here using the Lee 255 in .45 ACP?
Replies: 9
Views: 191

Re: Anyone here using the Lee 255 in .45 ACP?

Well, they are handsome but the jury is still out on whether they will feed. Will try to test them tomorrow, although we may actually have rain for the first time in forever.
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by Bill in Oregon
Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Interest in an H&R 1871 Buffalo Classic?
Replies: 0
Views: 74

Interest in an H&R 1871 Buffalo Classic?

I have one in very good shape, with Lee dies and 50 pieces of Starline .45-70 brass, that I am thinking of letting go of. PM me if this is of interest. I am surprised at what they are going for on Gunbroker.
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Remembering Doctor King
Replies: 15
Views: 155

Re: Remembering Doctor King

Ray, I think he acted on "Trumpian impulses" that we can't and don't want to discuss further, but the non-violent movement and the truth of it was so much bigger than the man. Blaine, my friend, nothing wrong with carry, but scarier when the carrier is a wingnut who believes in conspiracy theories l...
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone here using the Lee 255 in .45 ACP?
Replies: 9
Views: 191

Anyone here using the Lee 255 in .45 ACP?

Hoping to get this boolit to feed through an XD. Will get to the range with it on Thursday. Using 4.5 of Universal Clays for the test fuel.
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lee F.C.D......
Replies: 15
Views: 352

Re: Lee F.C.D......

Ray, I never thought of using one for larger calibers. Great idea!
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Remembering Doctor King
Replies: 15
Views: 155

Remembering Doctor King

Just listening to my own VERY hot air here. 😄 At this point in American history, I have a much deeper respect for Doctor King's dedication to the principles of using non-violence to effect change. It took --and takes -- magnitudes more courage, character and faith in the potential for good in human ...
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hard against the Border near Sanderson, Texas
Replies: 25
Views: 656

Re: Hard against the Border near Sanderson, Texas

Good old Texas Monthly. Thanks for the link Brian!
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 5.5" redhawk article
Replies: 15
Views: 278

Re: 5.5" redhawk article

Grizz, hope you can get her running like a top. Back about 20 years ago I went fly-fishing near Wrangell, Alaska -- my only visit to that staggeringly beautiful state-- and brought along the 5 1/2-inch stainless Redhawk in a shoulder holster that held it up around the top of my waders. I loaded 340-...
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NRA Filing Bankruptcy, Ditching New York
Replies: 29
Views: 460

Re: NRA Filing Bankruptcy, Ditching New York

I look forward to a more recent post from the late Neal Knox's son Jeff, but this is just a taste of what is going on inside the troubled old institution.

https://www.firearmsnews.com/editorial/ ... nra/384636
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NRA Filing Bankruptcy, Ditching New York
Replies: 29
Views: 460

Re: NRA Filing Bankruptcy, Ditching New York

I wonder what it will take to get rid of LaPierre and his cronies.
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NRA Filing Bankruptcy, Ditching New York
Replies: 29
Views: 460

Re: NRA Filing Bankruptcy, Ditching New York

Ray, I am sorry to hear this. I will send an e-mail asking what the heck.
I still think part of this New York to Texas gambit is part of a LaPierre conspiracy to shield his greedy malfeasance.
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NRA Filing Bankruptcy, Ditching New York
Replies: 29
Views: 460

Re: NRA Filing Bankruptcy, Ditching New York

I wish they would ditch that sack of peepee LaPierre.
I am an SAF guy these days.
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Letting off a little steam.
Replies: 16
Views: 304

Re: Letting off a little steam.

Some real beauties there, Lenn. Loved the "odd ball pop-pop boat"! 8)
Didn't you build a large iron-ore hauler like the ones you and Norma saw up in Duluth, or am I thinking of something I saw over on the Mamod steam forum?
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Letting off a little steam.
Replies: 16
Views: 304

Re: Letting off a little steam.

Makes me want to watch some steam-powered boat videos made by my friend Pitchy up in Minnesoty ... :lol:
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Letting off a little steam.
Replies: 16
Views: 304

Re: Letting off a little steam.

Very cool. Lenn, what is the fuel source? Butane?
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tape Loom--Treadle model added.
Replies: 16
Views: 318

Re: Tape Loom--Treadle model added.

That old gal knows a thing or two about weaving! Thanks for the link, Lenn.
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tape Loom--Treadle model added.
Replies: 16
Views: 318

Re: Tape Loom--Treadle model added.

Lenn, adding the treadle function was a stroke of genius! Loved the Youtube.
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Size
Replies: 21
Views: 531

Re: Size

We must have our requisite doses of silliness, Jim, lest we sour out. :lol: I am well-placed to enter one of these arguments having just acquired a 1917 in 6.5-06. I know this cartridge to be superior to the .25-06 and the .270 in every way. Just don't ask me how I know! :lol: :lol: :lol: I recentl...
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hard against the Border near Sanderson, Texas
Replies: 25
Views: 656

Re: Hard against the Border near Sanderson, Texas

Had to look up Sanderson. Mercy sakes, six churches for a population of 837. Hope those pastors have some side work!
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Size
Replies: 21
Views: 531

Re: Size

We must have our requisite doses of silliness, Jim, lest we sour out. :lol:
I am well-placed to enter one of these arguments having just acquired a 1917 in 6.5-06. I know this cartridge to be superior to the .25-06 and the .270 in every way. Just don't ask me how I know! :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How the News Media Starts a Broadcast...
Replies: 9
Views: 368

Re: How the News Media Starts a Broadcast...

Goebbels would be proudest of a certain C-in-C, and so would Aldous Huxley.
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tape Loom--Treadle model added.
Replies: 16
Views: 318

Re: Tape Loom

Lenn, very nice, and way more traditional than the inkle loom I built. Great for making garters, powder horn straps, tumplines and other obscure sundries from long ago ...
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How the News Media Starts a Broadcast...
Replies: 9
Views: 368

Re: How the News Media Starts a Broadcast...

As a retired member of the "lamestream media" that gets so little respect these days, I will say just one thing: Beware any news source that tells you what you want to hear. That's the real "fake news." In my decades in newsrooms, everyone I knew tried hard every day to tell the truth and get it rig...
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:38 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted: 45-70 brass
Replies: 6
Views: 291

Re: Wanted: 45-70 brass

Check Brownells.
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Resisting temptation
Replies: 25
Views: 673

Re: Resisting temptation

Scott, your honesty is both refreshing and deeply appreciated. Thank you from another "work in progress."
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 200 grain pin bullet in 38 or 357
Replies: 21
Views: 622

Re: 200 grain pin bullet in 38 or 357

Tycer, that bullet alone has me daydreaming about a little 92 in .357 for the first time in many, many years.
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: per Scott Tschirhart's Request .....
Replies: 11
Views: 407

Re: per Scott Tschirhart's Request .....

More wisdom from Jim that you can take to the bank. Thank you!
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What would you like to see in 2021?
Replies: 31
Views: 578

Re: What would you like to see in 2021?

Scott, interesting take and some neat family history. My great-great grandfather lied about his age and enlisted at 17 in the First Texas Mounted Rifles in Austin in 1845. He rests in the soil of Kimble County. A very good book about this unsettled period is "I'll Die Before I'll Run," the late Texa...
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clothes pin clamp
Replies: 12
Views: 353

Re: Clothes pin clamp

Well that's a neat idea. Can still buy clothespins at Wallace's. I use them mostly for leatherwork -- holding a holster of wet veg tan closed around a handgun.
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 200 grain pin bullet in 38 or 357
Replies: 21
Views: 622

Re: 200 grain pin bullet in 38 or 357

That's a swell bullet there, Tycer. Ready to do some heavy lifting, like Mick's.
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Use Enough Gun"
Replies: 5
Views: 416

Re: "Use Enough Gun"

Reminds me of the book by Robert Ruark. I got my copy by failing to send it back to the Outdoor Life Book Club about 1967 or so. Glad I did. Great read!
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Subaru Forester versus Jerry Miculek
Replies: 7
Views: 420

Re: Subaru Forester versus Jerry Miculek

One of the instructors who uses our county range keeps a beater Dodge Stratus on hand for this work. The .223s usually penetrate well, and a 9mm occasionally gets lucky.
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Jan 02, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good new for British motorcycles
Replies: 16
Views: 404

Re: Good new for British motorcycles

Jason, they may fall apart, but good gosh you can forgive an awful lot when your motorcycle is a "Royal Enfield Bullet." I'll bet even Queen Victoria would have ridden one given the chance. 8)
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Jan 02, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 200 grain pin bullet in 38 or 357
Replies: 21
Views: 622

Re: 200 grain pin bullet in 38 or 357

Should be fine from a .38 Special, keeping in mind the British 38/200 Mark I load was a 200-grain bullet at 625 fps in a .38 Smith & Wesson case.
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What would you like to see in 2021?
Replies: 31
Views: 578

Re: What would you like to see in 2021?

Plus one on the gun shows, Vall!
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What would you like to see in 2021?
Replies: 31
Views: 578

Re: What would you like to see in 2021?

John, there is a new Tom Hanks movie, "News of the World," in production with a story line in post-Civil War Texas. I look forward to this one, as Hanks always turns in a fine performance. It is his first Western as far as I can recall. This was a truly wild time in Texas, with many blood feuds erup...
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good new for British motorcycles
Replies: 16
Views: 404

Good new for British motorcycles

Some iconic brands getting new life here! 8)

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-54997191
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BREAKING NEWS ON THE 480 ACHILLES!
Replies: 20
Views: 790

Re: BREAKING NEWS ON THE 480 ACHILLES!

Just beautiful, Jim. Go shoot some more and report please! 8)