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by jeepnik
Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Facing a Diffcult Situation
Replies: 24
Views: 455

Re: Facing a Diffcult Situation

That's probably why my wife is so demanding that the only water used in the coffee maker is from the Brita filtered pitcher! But cowboy coffee is sure good stuff too! Hate to burst your bubble, but a Brita doesn't remove the scale forming minerals that cause the heating elements to "clog". Soft wat...
by jeepnik
Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: What ya all think about Kamala Harris as a choice...?
Replies: 13
Views: 216

Re: What ya all think about Kamala Harris as a choice...?

Great choice. He may have just tossed away a bunch of votes. I doubt it will win him one extra.
by jeepnik
Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Facing a Diffcult Situation
Replies: 24
Views: 455

Re: Facing a Diffcult Situation

My kitchen looks like a coffee bar. Espresso machine, Keurig, Nespresso, french press, percolator, drip machine and two or three others I can't think of right now. The only reason I wouldn't have coffee is if there was none left on the planet.
by jeepnik
Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Black bear breaks in and meets a '66 Uberti
Replies: 18
Views: 385

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

Back in the late 1800's , I believe it was "Buffalo Bill" Cody who wrote about an encounter with a grizzly. He had a 73 Winchester in 44-40 .. would have been black powder loads in those days. As the grizzly came at him, Bill said he gave him the entire magazine from the rifle, and that stopped him...
by jeepnik
Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When my young kids played outside.....
Replies: 5
Views: 199

Re: When my young kids played outside.....

When my kids were very little I tried to get my wife to carry. I was being overly cautious according to her. Then one afternoon some guy tried to reach into the stroller and touch my youngest. Mama bear unleashed all the fury her 5' 96#'s could set loose upon him. Fear and adrenaline won the day, th...
by jeepnik
Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Handloading. Don't You Just Love The Flexibility!!
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: Handloading. Don't You Just Love The Flexibility!!

You were using a load that split brass for ten years?
by jeepnik
Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Black bear breaks in and meets a '66 Uberti
Replies: 18
Views: 385

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

I'm showing this to my wife. She sometimes wonders why I "bring that cannon" (1895 GS) when we go to the local mountains. I imagine that fellow wished he had one of Uberti's 45-70's. Maybe Uberti should send him one.
by jeepnik
Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Handloading. Don't You Just Love The Flexibility!!
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: Handloading. Don't You Just Love The Flexibility!!

I see it as a means to and end. I'm not a great experimenter. I find a load that does well for a firearm and tend to stick with it. Sometimes they even work well in more than one. I'd rather spend time shooting than experimenting. The advent of reliable progressive loaders were a blessing to me.
by jeepnik
Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: I'm sure this would be the same if it were Obama....
Replies: 1
Views: 61

Re: I'm sure this would be the same if it were Obama....

Nothing's really changed. Back in the dark ages when I went to college I was one of the few vets in one psychology class. The instructor made no bones about her opinion of anyone who would serve. The administration really wouldn't have given a darn so mouthy fool I am I set her straight in front of ...
by jeepnik
Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The 'worst' AR-15 Jam...
Replies: 9
Views: 230

Re: The 'worst' AR-15 Jam...

There is one AR jam that is worse. A fired round is being extracted except the case stays in the chamber and the head is pulled off. Then the next round is jammed into the stuck case. Believe me, you aren't going to fix that one with a couple of quick tricks. What you do is toss the Piece of pelosi...
by jeepnik
Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The 'worst' AR-15 Jam...
Replies: 9
Views: 230

Re: The 'worst' AR-15 Jam...

There is one AR jam that is worse. A fired round is being extracted except the case stays in the chamber and the head is pulled off. Then the next round is jammed into the stuck case. Believe me, you aren't going to fix that one with a couple of quick tricks. What you do is toss the Piece of pelosi ...
by jeepnik
Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Different Lever gun...
Replies: 11
Views: 318

Re: Different Lever gun...

They make a big deal about having left handed firearms and then don't have any. But they will sell you something else.
by jeepnik
Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The explosion in Beirut
Replies: 39
Views: 880

Re: The explosion in Beirut

According to the report, the 2,700 tons of ammonium nitrate has been sitting there for 5-6 years. So........really ??!! I can't stop scratching my head on this one. Everyone on this planet knows this stuff is explosive, unstable and quite volatile, and sitting in a dockside warehouse in that heat (...
by jeepnik
Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The explosion in Beirut
Replies: 39
Views: 880

Re: The explosion in Beirut

JimT wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:13 am
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If it’s the end of the world, does it really matter?
by jeepnik
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Red Dots on Handguns
Replies: 19
Views: 509

Re: Red Dots on Handguns

AJMD429 wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:32 pm
"...But I can't see why anyone buys a compact carry gun, and then makes it less compact by adding any sights that stick up like these various electronic sights do..."
Because we can't see as well as we once did.
by jeepnik
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electronics Help, Please? Need to find replacement switch
Replies: 13
Views: 347

Re: Electronics Help, Please? Need to find replacement switch

Can you take a picture of the wiring on the switch. It may be possible to substitute toggle switches to do the job. Power, hi/low and forward/reverse.
by jeepnik
Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Red Dots on Handguns
Replies: 19
Views: 509

Re: Red Dots on Handguns

I should probably replace this old (well old compared to new stuff, but not really old time wise) C-More with something more up to date. But it works so well on running jacks and rabbits I don't want to mess with success. It also has one coyote to it's credit. I can't say the coyote was that big a d...
by jeepnik
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RETIRED! DIDN'T EVEN KNOW IT WAS SUNDAY
Replies: 13
Views: 466

Re: RETIRED! DIDN'T EVEN KNOW IT WAS SUNDAY

Booger Bill wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:10 am
The trouble with retirement is you never get a day off.
And my wife is taking full advantage. The reasonable honey do list has grown exponentially.
by jeepnik
Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sunday Question
Replies: 4
Views: 253

Re: Sunday Question

Guilt.
by jeepnik
Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Red Dots on Handguns
Replies: 19
Views: 509

Re: Red Dots on Handguns

Not a big fan or red dots on handguns. I do have one holo sight on my MK I Target and it works really well on rabbits. I do like a laser on a self defense handgun. My eyes aren't what they used to be, especially without my glasses at 0 dark 30.
by jeepnik
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RETIRED! DIDN'T EVEN KNOW IT WAS SUNDAY
Replies: 13
Views: 466

Re: RETIRED! DIDN'T EVEN KNOW IT WAS SUNDAY

I'm with Steve. Trash day is the only one that needs remembering. And then my neighbors usually put the cans out the night before so I have a good reminder. As to time, well I like watches. Real ones with dials not digital. Ever try to find direction using a digital watch, never going to work. But, ...
by jeepnik
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Things I miss: Really good Hardware Stores, and AXEs
Replies: 17
Views: 507

Re: Things I miss: Really good Hardware Stores, and AXEs

It's even getting difficult to find axe handles. Heads last for several lifetimes if taken care of. Handles last a long time too, but sometimes they do split and need replacing.
by jeepnik
Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shingles Vaccine
Replies: 31
Views: 1124

Re: Shingles Vaccine

I'm not a doctor, and I never played on on TV. My suggestion is to ask a Doctor.
by jeepnik
Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Griff, M.M., Six, Y.K., et al.....
Replies: 17
Views: 606

Re: Griff, M.M., Six, Y.K., et al.....

Well...made the above post then got up to go to bed....found out who's been eating the cat food....saw him a few weeks ago....na, keep the door closed...don't want to startle him.....he got the door the last time I saw him..---6 https://i.postimg.cc/G3HQSGVX/IMG-7651.jpg Got one of those that comes...
by jeepnik
Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Patriotism is NOT Obedience to Government..."
Replies: 7
Views: 354

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

What most people don't know today is that the original American patriots were rebels and terrorists. Of course since we won that war we got to write the history.
by jeepnik
Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I have a new S.D. tool
Replies: 10
Views: 442

Re: I have a new S.D. tool

A long time ago I learned a little martial art known a Kali. Now I was never one of the best. But I've seen the best and they can whip your butt (and physically disable you) is about three shakes of a lamb's tail. And do it all with an itty bitty stick. \ My point to this is if you carry an impact w...
by jeepnik
Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New look for gun forums
Replies: 5
Views: 383

Re: New look for gun forums

Some forums allow you to pick a color scheme. check your settings.
by jeepnik
Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shingles Vaccine
Replies: 31
Views: 1124

Re: Shingles Vaccine

KWK wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:50 am
I had some soreness in the arm with each of the two shots, and that was the extent of it.
Count your blessings.
by jeepnik
Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remington 870
Replies: 28
Views: 1100

Re: Remington 870

Haven't looked in years, but Remington did something in the 870 & 1100 no one else has done. Make dedicated left handed models. Yes, the gauges and options were limited, but at least they made something for the roughly 20% of the population most firearms manufacturers ignore.
by jeepnik
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Problems with Big Government
Replies: 2
Views: 201

Re: Problems with Big Government

https://mises.org/wire/three-reasons-representative-democracy-doesnt-work Some are simply inherent due to the numbers involved, or the 'lesser evil' phenomenon you get when there are only two political parties able to attain power due to citizens being only allowed to vote for one candidate from ea...
by jeepnik
Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So, I'm Now A Victim of Identity Theft!
Replies: 9
Views: 427

Re: So, I'm Now A Victim of Identity Theft!

I still think the government should hire a bunch of ex spec ops types and then spend the time to start identifying these scammers. Once located put the team in the field to eliminate them. It wouldn't take long for the word to get out.
by jeepnik
Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shingles Vaccine
Replies: 31
Views: 1124

Re: Shingles Vaccine

They gave me a three page handout "after" the injection. I probably would have done it anyway, but it's much better to be upfront with folks.
by jeepnik
Sat Jul 18, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Navy Question....
Replies: 22
Views: 953

Re: Navy Question....

I see that, I have a friend that works in a large computer center. They use halon for their fire suppression system. He told me that every new employee is told what to do in case of a fire... GET OUT! The Halon replaces the oxygen and will kill the fire or anyone left behind. Halogenated agents do ...
by jeepnik
Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shingles Vaccine
Replies: 31
Views: 1124

Shingles Vaccine

Had it two days ago. My arm is still almost useless and I am sick as a dog. Per the paperwork supplied and a call to the Dr. "this is normal and to be expected". Why don't they tell you about this stuff BEFORE you get the vaccine?
by jeepnik
Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Very Disappointed In Westin Nerf Bars
Replies: 23
Views: 770

Re: Very Disappointed In Westin Nerf Bars

Updated version of the hub winch. They probably date back to the advent of the automobile. I've still got one around here somewhere. Poor man's winch. But they do work. Google "hub winch" and you'll find many varieties.
by jeepnik
Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Very Disappointed In Westin Nerf Bars
Replies: 23
Views: 770

Re: Very Disappointed In Westin Nerf Bars

Have several hi lift Jack's, they work in a pinch but can be finicky. Much prefer a winch any day, they cost more but much less work. One of my Jack's is foreign made, What a honking pile of pelosi. Yep, that's why I specified Hi Lift. While folks use that like the word kleenex for tissues, they ar...
by jeepnik
Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gun Store Clerk
Replies: 17
Views: 798

Re: Gun Store Clerk

If shop owners had half a brain instead of hiring kids at minimum wage who grew up playing video games, they'd hire some old retired guy for the same money. Maybe a couple to work the counter part time for a bit more cash to spend on buying guns from their boss.
by jeepnik
Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Might I suggest a new mascot to fit the name...
Replies: 13
Views: 529

Re: Might I suggest a new mascot to fit the name...

Wait, there is a "black" national anthem? Well we need an Asian, Latino, Native American, etc. national anthems. Otherwise it's racist.
by jeepnik
Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Very Disappointed In Westin Nerf Bars
Replies: 23
Views: 770

Re: Very Disappointed In Westin Nerf Bars

Get a Hi Lift jack, a 48" should work for your vehicle. Get a base plate for it. Learn it's uses. They can pry, squeeze, lift and act as a winch (short pulls but it works). If you're high centered you can often lift then shove the vehicle to the side out / off whatever is high centering you. You sho...
by jeepnik
Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Might I suggest a new mascot to fit the name...
Replies: 13
Views: 529

Re: Might I suggest a new mascot to fit the name...

I would settle for the washington warriors. The quarterback suggested the washington redtails. I have no problem recognizing the tuskegee airmen for their duty during war II, but if they are changing their name, any mention of any color should be discarded. how about the washington crayolas, that w...
by jeepnik
Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Navy Question....
Replies: 22
Views: 953

Re: Navy Question....

Smothering by compartmentalizing the fire works. Even in large spaces there is only so much oxygen. I've done it, and I wasn't in the Navy. Here's the deal, in WW II it wasn't unknown to close crew members in a space to kill the fire. And the crew members. Do that today and between the bad press, cr...
by jeepnik
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Semi-Annual Firearms Cleaning Day!!
Replies: 10
Views: 349

Re: Semi-Annual Firearms Cleaning Day!!

I remember dad being extremely precise in cleaning of firearms and he passed that on to me. I think the boys got the same message. Honestly, I have never inspected their firearms. But both being former marines I figure they learned a pretty good cleaning regime there.
by jeepnik
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: B.L.M.
Replies: 23
Views: 721

Re: B.L.M.

For the life of him, this guy can't figure out what all the fuss is about.
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by jeepnik
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: "Proclivity to be Offended".....
Replies: 5
Views: 335

Re: "Proclivity to be Offended".....

Gee, I thought they were just snowflakes. Turns out someone actually determined they now have some sort of personality disorder. Well, I guess they will now be special needs and be given government money to deal with the terrible state of affairs.
by jeepnik
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My best Cane
Replies: 25
Views: 766

Re: My best Cane

Sadly I use one regularly. But it's a store bought aluminum number. I do have a solid stainless steel cane. It's been sitting in the corner for about a year. I need to cut it down to fit. Just haven't gotten around to it.
by jeepnik
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1858 New Army bummer
Replies: 22
Views: 780

Re: 1858 New Army bummer

Mine too. But when I remodeled the kitchen I took the old one and hooked it up in the garage just for stuff like this. Works really good for cleaning tools too.
by jeepnik
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1858 New Army bummer
Replies: 22
Views: 780

Re: 1858 New Army bummer

I don't understand the cleaning difficulty. I just pull off the grips, take it down as normal for cleaning then stick it in a dishwasher. After the dry cycle I lube it up and I'm done.
by jeepnik
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Can you impeach a Senator...????
Replies: 1
Views: 171

Re: Can you impeach a Senator...????

Not impeach per se, but a two thirds vote of the senate can expel a member. They can also censure one. The only senators that have been expelled have been Democrats. The last one in 1862 for supporting the Confederacy. In fact the vast majority of expelled and censured senator have been democrats. N...
by jeepnik
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ammo Storage - might apply to 'truck gun' situation
Replies: 9
Views: 482

Re: Ammo Storage - might apply to 'truck gun' situation

There was a time I was using a P-35. The ammo was French. Now the French had left the region quite a while before and from the look of the containers the ammo had not received any sort of protection. Never had a misfire. Can't say the ammo was all that effective so I went back to a 1911. I often sus...
by jeepnik
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bailing wire, twine, duct tape and now we have.....
Replies: 9
Views: 461

Re: Bailing wire, twine, duct tape and now we have.....

Just came across an amazing banding tool called a Clampet. Turns wire into a variety of very secure clamps. Expensive, but being a tool junky I may have to get one to play with.