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by Ray
Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone here using the Lee 255 in .45 ACP?
Replies: 4
Views: 87

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

Patiently waiting for any interesting replies and the results of billy's range test.....

Am wondering if the older speer data for their swaged lead bullet in that weight range might be useful.....
by Ray
Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Piller, and other Texans
Replies: 12
Views: 188

Re: Piller, and other Texans

In Waxahachie, there is a Catfish restaurant that is supposed to be haunted. Great catfish. Mexican food restaurant across from the Courthouse that is great. We had a big Renaissance Faire annually, but last year CoVid stopped it. It is scheduled this year April 10th to May 31st. Lots of fun. Small...
by Ray
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Remembering Doctor King
Replies: 15
Views: 138

Re: Remembering Doctor King

reply/response deleted with apologies to any and all offended.....
by Ray
Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Piller, and other Texans
Replies: 12
Views: 188

Re: Piller, and other Texans

TEXAS is on my bucket list...... San Antonio and the alamo perhaps..... Slaying an exotic african or asiatic or european even-toed ungulate or two or three..... Lockhart for a smokey dose of cholesterol at kreuz's market..... Dallas and all of the j.f.k. related sites with a ride down elm street pla...
by Ray
Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lee F.C.D......
Replies: 15
Views: 292

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

49CBEFE5-46AD-4F8E-8B62-5439B428D9D0.jpeg Still wondering why all the confusion over which type I was referring to..... "Irresponsible perhaps but I've used a .308 win. factory crimp die to neatly crimp 30-30, .30-40, .300 sav., .308 win., .30-06, .303 brit., .32 win. spl., and 8x57mm." There seems...
by Ray
Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Remembering Doctor King
Replies: 15
Views: 138

Re: Remembering Doctor King

Will we ever know the truth about the real character of this man ?

Quite a few disturbing allegations, morally speaking..... but just allegations.

The f.b.I. files are said to be released in 2027.....
by Ray
Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lee F.C.D......
Replies: 15
Views: 292

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

Many times a poster just says "Lee FCD" and that doesn't really explain which one they're talking about. But I'm guessing the OP is talking about the collet crimp dies for bottlenecked cartridges... Yeah it comes in a red plastic box on which is boldly printed LEE FACTORY CRIMP DIE and .308 Winches...
by Ray
Sun Jan 17, 2021 4:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lee F.C.D......
Replies: 15
Views: 292

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

Blaine wrote:
Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:20 am
Appreciate the tip....never thought of that.
Go gently with the thin mouthed ones like .30-30, .30-40, & .32 spl......kind of like setting the hook on a crappie !
by Ray
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lee F.C.D......
Replies: 15
Views: 292

Lee F.C.D......

Irresponsible perhaps but I've used a .308 win. factory crimp die to neatly crimp 30-30, .30-40, .300 sav., .308 win., .30-06, .303 brit., .32 win. spl., and 8x57mm.
by Ray
Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: “...Unregistered Ammunition...”
Replies: 8
Views: 203

Re: “...Unregistered Ammunition...”

500 rounds !

That's just 10 boxes of 50.....

Some wannabe or trifler most likely.....
by Ray
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blackhawk vs KFrame
Replies: 32
Views: 474

Re: Blackhawk vs KFrame

Errr..... I thought you were wanting a k-frame 32-20. Many $$$$ for a custom build.

http://bowenclassicarms.com/catalog/smi ... kages.html

Nobody here can tell you if a blackhawk is going to fit and point for you.
by Ray
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blackhawk vs KFrame
Replies: 32
Views: 474

Re: Blackhawk vs KFrame

Not exactly K-frame but 1905s, m & p, and or hand ejector models in .32 w.c.f. abound for $300 to $1500 and k- frame grips can be fitted.....Saw one just the other day for $795 that had what looked like model 19-3 era grips on it....clerk said nobody wanted it because of the chambering.....32-20 amm...
by Ray
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pigs at River Ranch w pics
Replies: 11
Views: 362

Re: Pigs at River Ranch

Been scratching my head a pondering just where I have read this type of hunting themed narrative style before. The only ones I can think of are zane grey, outdoorsman or maybe hemingway's u.p. stories.....
by Ray
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pigs at River Ranch w pics
Replies: 11
Views: 362

Re: Pigs at River Ranch

Am assuming that this is just the pilot for a cliffhanger serial and am patiently waiting for the next episode.....
by Ray
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Here we go.....one down
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Re: Here we go.....one down

This comment was prophetic: “... To be clear, I am predicting that “the-powers-that-be” will resort to shutting off your access to phone (including cell phone and text messaging), Internet (including e-mail), electricity, heating (natural gas, propane, fuel oil, or coal), banking, retirement accoun...
by Ray
Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody know what this is?
Replies: 17
Views: 443

Re: Anybody know what this is?

Except for the four years of misery in uncle ronnie's yacht club and 8 or 9 months working abroad as a civilian, I've spent the rest of my life in the deep south. To me snowscapes look nice on a foto calendar but otherwise not so much. In my work as a public health civil servant, I work at a facilit...
by Ray
Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Question(s).....
Replies: 4
Views: 147

Re: Question(s).....

So I'm still trying to take my own advice and think prayerfully & positively but like I said above, I'm not very good at it..... What bothers me most is the anti-trump talk of 25th amendment & impeachment..... I've watched & rewatched his speeches that are being spun as egregious and responsible for...
by Ray
Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: What are they so afraid of?
Replies: 7
Views: 229

Re: What are they so afraid of?

There were several fox news contributors commenting on why they thought apple, facebook, google, instagram, twitter, etc. would alienate some hundred million or so conservative users. The consensus was that a hundred millions is just a small segment worldwide with its billions and worth it to their ...
by Ray
Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Did protesters "storm" the capitol?
Replies: 6
Views: 220

Re: Did protesters "storm" the capitol?

I think I saw that same perspective but wider view and the waving gesture seemed to be summoning reinforcements rather than urging noncompliance.....
by Ray
Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted: 45-70 brass
Replies: 6
Views: 278

Re: Wanted: 45-70 brass

The only 45-70 brass available right now in these united states and subject to be sold-out in the next 20 minutes or thereabouts https://www.grafs.com/retail/catalog/product/productId/74692 And they're still in stock.....surprisingly...... but the price has gone up twenty cents per since I posted i...
by Ray
Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: She was a white conservative so no big deal...
Replies: 9
Views: 204

Re: She was a white conservative so no big deal...

After years of watching cities being burnt, LEOs being attacked, ambushed, and murdered, innocents being mobbed by the BLM crowd because Black criminals resisting/threatening the police have met their maker? The hypocrisy and stench of the Socialists/RINOs is sickening. Speaking of hypocrisy..... A...
by Ray
Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Question(s).....
Replies: 4
Views: 147

Question(s).....

What now ????? I'm going to try this first even though I'm not very good at it..... “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be an...
by Ray
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New scoop/dipper.....
Replies: 11
Views: 820

Re: New scoop/dipper.....

Yeah doc, the stick powders like you mention level-off with just a tap of a finger or a shake of the wrist but smaller charges of ball or flake are more repeatable with a gentle, leveling swipe of a business card or knife blade, etc.
by Ray
Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: got virus? virii? wide angle view
Replies: 13
Views: 399

Re: got virus? virii? wide angle view

Lenin said that the whole world would be reset along engel's/marx's ideals in 100 years or less from 8 nov.1917. Then when 2017 rolled into 2018, hopeful commies said that the 100 years should start at the 1 jan. 1923 date of the soviet union. They also said that the nearly four years from the nazi ...
by Ray
Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Will the Church prevail, or perish...?
Replies: 8
Views: 182

Re: Will the Church prevail, or perish...?

What would you've said to someone in 2019 if they'd prophesied that in a few shorts months your governor would forbid you congregating in a proper, established house of worship ? For any reason !
by Ray
Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New scoop/dipper.....
Replies: 11
Views: 820

Re: New scoop/dipper.....

There has been a bit of a learning curve with this new dipper. It is just enough longer in the handle and rounder in the barrel to require a much larger powder container. Which is fine if I'm using powder out of an eight pound keg but not so good out of a single pound that has had some use out of it...
by Ray
Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hmmm.....I think I need to STUDY Reloading again....
Replies: 8
Views: 272

Re: Hmmm.....I think I need to STUDY Reloading again....

If you don't want to get poked in the eye, cyber-figuratively speaking then make sure you have a kiddie filter running when you do a search on "rosie jones english pin-up model" !
by Ray
Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hmmm.....I think I need to STUDY Reloading again....
Replies: 8
Views: 272

Re: Hmmm.....I think I need to STUDY Reloading again....

Cartridge handloading requires such strict attention to detail that I'm not sure if I could keep the brain focused if she were anywhere near the raycave..... nor the carport or tractor shed if there is molten lead involved.....just that englisher or aussie accent or whatever it is is enough to distr...
by Ray
Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted: 45-70 brass
Replies: 6
Views: 278

Re: Wanted: 45-70 brass

The only 45-70 brass available right now in these united states and subject to be sold-out in the next 20 minutes or thereabouts

https://www.grafs.com/retail/catalog/pr ... ctId/74692
by Ray
Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Meteorite Collectors
Replies: 29
Views: 578

Re: Meteorite Collectors

I have a lump of iron that my grandfather dug up circa 1974. He was a d.o.d. civil servant and both witnessed the strike and helped extinguish the subsequent brush fire. The next day someone borrowed an army landmine detector and they were able to dig it up, still warm to the touch. About twenty yea...
by Ray
Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Check this out.....
Replies: 3
Views: 240

Re: Check this out.....

I always enjoy reading anything by Terry Murbach, would have loved to have met the man even though he flamed me a couple of times. I hope the old site does well.... 8) That fellow could really hurt your feelings over a simple and sincere question but he was quite generous with his handguns and load...
by Ray
Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: got virus? virii? wide angle view
Replies: 13
Views: 399

Re: got virus? virii? wide angle view

Jeepnik wrote : "Now unless every hospital in the US is in on the conspiracy, we are seeing a measurable increase in hospitalizations and death." Just about three weeks ago a local news report on the telly warned that, due to covid, hospitals were so full that there were only approximately 200 rooms...
by Ray
Tue Dec 29, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Check this out.....
Replies: 3
Views: 240

Check this out.....

https://www.forum.paulmoreland.com

Click on menu to read archived articles. The three by the late mister murbach are quite entertaining......
by Ray
Tue Dec 29, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: got virus? virii? wide angle view
Replies: 13
Views: 399

Re: got virus? virii? wide angle view

Where is all the research results.....all you hear is wear your masks.....adequate distance/spacing.....wash your hands...... But.....remember the early fotos from china of them viciously steaming and fogging the streets ? Fauchi scoffed at that. But schools and businesses are still hiring fumigatin...
by Ray
Tue Dec 29, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Henry Long Ranger
Replies: 2
Views: 191

Re: Henry Long Ranger

Sounds like a good plan. Remember those old rem. scalloped nosed corlokts ? The 170 gr. meant for the 30-30 worked just fine in 30-40, .300 sav. , .308, .30-06, and .300 win. mag. with "reduced" loads of 4198 from the old lyman and speer manuals and normal starting loads of 3031 .....
by Ray
Tue Dec 29, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Night Owls
Replies: 14
Views: 466

Re: Night Owls

I get up at 0600 (that's sleeping in if I was on day shift) and then lay down for a 3 to 4 hour nap about noon before going to work that 1st night on back shift. I am too old to be awake more than 20 hours at a time anymore. And switching from days to nights and back messes up my coffee intake. I h...
by Ray
Tue Dec 29, 2020 3:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Night Owls
Replies: 14
Views: 466

Re: Night Owls

Been working swing shifts and graveyard 12 to 14 hr. torture tours for most of my career(s). When I get a good night's rest on an off-night and am up before dawn, it is often 24 to 30 hrs. before I have a chance to sleep again and I do this twice per week. Hard to explain...... Sleep four to five hr...
by Ray
Tue Dec 29, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: USPS Delivery Status
Replies: 26
Views: 586

Re: USPS Delivery Status

We've been recent victims of convoluted illogical parcel travels. We're almost sure everything has been accounted for but when santa's helpers use our address for secrecy sake, hard to know for sure..... The main problem has been instead of travelling on to the next destination, the item gets sorted...
by Ray
Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Postal system woes......
Replies: 28
Views: 755

Re: Postal system woes......

We're 90% sure we've received everything including two items that the seller promptly refunded the c.c. Now they're trying to figure out how I can remit payment without a redundant order. I suggested just mailing them a couple of double sawbucks (the total was $36 and specie) but they vehemently bal...
by Ray
Sun Dec 27, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Uberti quality
Replies: 22
Views: 780

Re: Uberti quality

I found this interesting article..... https://americanhandgunner.com/featured/the-cimarron-model-p/ I have one of the 3.5" storekeeper models in .44 w.c.f. The longer than necessary cylinder pin safety feature was difficult for me to get just right until I discovered that I could insert it all the w...
by Ray
Sun Dec 27, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: LOL...now he knows how it feels...
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Re: LOL...now he knows how it feels...

Since there are no quick or sure ways to establish l.e.o. bonafides.....criminals can and frequently do impersonate them. What are your choices ? You have seconds, not minutes to decide. Indecisivlely dawdle and you are robbed and or worse. Draw roscoe and respond and you're cooked if it is a cop or...
by Ray
Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Postal system woes......
Replies: 28
Views: 755

Re: Postal system woes......

by Ray
Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Postal system woes......
Replies: 28
Views: 755

Re: Postal system woes......

They have lost three checks that I've sent this year the last one certified. I hated to do it but I started paying my bills electronically. I sent a request to find the lost certified mail and never received a response. The first lost check was to my credit card company which resulted in late fees ...
by Ray
Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Fauci predicted the pandemic....?
Replies: 8
Views: 318

Re: Fauci predicted the pandemic....?

Reading his bio, the good doctor certainly has roman bonefides but he is the sheeniest looking and sounding Italian I've ever seen or heard......Must be a brooklyn thing.....
by Ray
Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Boge is "Rocking It" at Gunblast
Replies: 10
Views: 534

Re: Boge is "Rocking It" at Gunblast

Ysabel Kid wrote:
Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:10 pm
Boge's Christmas message was especially powerful.

I wish I could make amends with my brother...
Now that will wet a glass eye !
by Ray
Wed Dec 23, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Painting Elephant
Replies: 5
Views: 272

Re: Painting Elephant

Leave it to snopes to rain on your parade or pee in your mug of ale when you find something that makes you happy..... Back in '86 when I was a shipfitter for uncle ronnies' yatcht club in portsmouth, va., it took weeks for the security check to come through before they'd let you cut, grind, or weld ...
by Ray
Mon Dec 21, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Postal system woes......
Replies: 28
Views: 755

Postal system woes......

Its been all in the news about the recent parcels backlog. Shipments are up and holiday season sorting staff cut in half due to the confounded chinomicrobe. I have quite a few parcels out there languishing in the system, apparently lost. In tracking and tracing here is what I have found: The ones th...
by Ray
Sat Dec 19, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ammo Shortage
Replies: 27
Views: 889

Re: Ammo Shortage

So he basically admits that they got caught napping and those millions of new shooters kind of snuck-up on them..... And that they've hired hundreds of new employees...... As far as "hate mail" goes, I'm quite sure he's had his feelings abused a bit but I'm also quite sure that an equal number of co...
by Ray
Wed Dec 16, 2020 4:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An ugly duckling finds a home
Replies: 16
Views: 659

Re: An ugly duckling finds a home

Speaking of the 50 gr. federal load, Ross Seyfried mentions using it in africa for smaller camp meat but that it worked for as big as tommies and impalas......
by Ray
Wed Dec 16, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Holiday goodness from New Mexico
Replies: 15
Views: 590

Re: Holiday goodness from New Mexico

Oh how I miss desserts in general and holiday ones in particular ! Doc threatens that needles will be in my future if I don't behave and get that A1C down.....Pat and Vanna have gotten fuzzy on the "wheel" at 1830 hrs. and I got a toe turning blue.....so no sweets for me.....how I miss both pecan & ...