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by piller
Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:02 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 and his wife were unharmed. Maybe a more powerful caliber would have helped, but how dead do you want the bear tto be? It said he is pretty familiar with his rifle. Maybe a .45-70 would have helped. Maybe not.
by piller
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crossed over to the dark side !
Replies: 8
Views: 118

Re: Crossed over to the dark side !

I like my .40 S&W for a bunch of things. With it being full size, it is not as concealable as a couple of my 9mm handguns. All of my semiauto handguns are black.
by piller
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You Couldn't Make This Up!!
Replies: 7
Views: 106

Re: You Couldn't Make This Up!!

I like tacos and pizza. Why would I feed that to a moose? I think a moose should be allowed to eat what it wants. Feeding pizza to a moose is just stupid!
by piller
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looks Like I Ended Up With A 40 Cal Carbine Anyway!
Replies: 9
Views: 166

Re: Looks Like I Ended Up With A 40 Cal Carbine Anyway!

L'iL Gun was originally meant for the .410 shotgun. As such, it was probably formulated to get the most final velocity out of a pistol caliber sized bore. I like it for use in my .44 Magnum and my .480 Ruger carbines. It is accurate and relatively clean burning. I just have to slow my practice down ...
by piller
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How the Brits could have dropped the Hiroshima bomb
Replies: 1
Views: 83

Re: How the Brits could have dropped the Hiroshima bomb

There are probably a lot of missions, even if just planned and not carried out, that have not yet been made public. War requires secrets. Always has.
by piller
Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kel-tec Sub-2000 at 440 yards...!
Replies: 9
Views: 171

Re: Kel-tec Sub-2000 at 440 yards...!

We've got a keltec sub2000 .40 (glock 22 grip) that is absolutely graveyard deadly at 44 yards.....same as cited video just minus the 0..... I have found that the kick with the 180 grain bullets is very noticeably more than the kick of the 165 grain bullets out of the Sub 2000. Those 30 round Glock...
by piller
Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Gun Room
Replies: 5329
Views: 102290

Re: The Gun Room

Maybe he can pass on the genes to grow large and intelligent.
by piller
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The explosion in Beirut
Replies: 39
Views: 800

Re: The explosion in Beirut

My sister likes to name her cars. I suggested "blue" for her Volkswagon Tuareg and she got mad.
by piller
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speaking of grumpy men
Replies: 15
Views: 212

Re: Speaking of grumpy men

That is quite a difference in a gun. No wonder he couldn't work the slide. The 1 thousandth difference in .45 ACP and .45 Colt seems to not make any difference in my Ruger Blackhawh with the interchangeable cylinders. 1 hundredth or more is a huge difference in a firearm. I like my model 94 in 32 Wi...
by piller
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Gun Room
Replies: 5329
Views: 102290

Re: The Gun Room

He is probably pretty wise by now. I, too, hope he gets another year to become a real monster.
by piller
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speaking of grumpy men
Replies: 15
Views: 212

Re: Speaking of grumpy men

By the way, my 5.56 states on the barrel that it is 5.56/.223, and I have used both. I am aware of the minor differences in 5.56 Nato and .223 Rem. I have only seen 1 rifle ever that said to not use 5.56 NATO in it. It was a target rifle made for a specific type of shooting.
by piller
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speaking of grumpy men
Replies: 15
Views: 212

Re: Speaking of grumpy men

OK, I don't know anything about the Makarov. It is shorter, but is it really the same diameter? I know enough to not use the wrong ammunition in a gun, but I am unacquainted with the Makarov. I know the 8x57 Mauser had 2 different bore sizes, and that they are not interchangeable.
by piller
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Pretty good quote...
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Re: Pretty good quote...

I voted for my first time to Re-Elect President Reagan. I was too young to vote in his first election. I voted FOR President Reagan. I have voted against someone in every Presidential Election since then. I am 55 years old, and for the second time in my life, I am going to vote FOR someone in a Pres...
by piller
Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Different Lever gun...
Replies: 11
Views: 270

Re: Different Lever gun...

No experience with them. I would like to try one.
by piller
Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speaking of grumpy men
Replies: 15
Views: 212

Re: Speaking of grumpy men

If I am visiting, I try to have the courtesy to step aside and let the buying customer do their business. My LGS is an independent. He cannot stay in business if he doesn't make sales.
by piller
Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speaking of grumpy men
Replies: 15
Views: 212

Re: Speaking of grumpy men

I have one of those little .17 WSM rifles. They are a nail gun cartridge necked down for a .17 caliber bullet. The 20 grain bullet gets 3,000 fps, and the 26 grain heavy bullet is about 400 fps slower. Looking for ammo for it can be hilarious. Lots of people are unaware of it. It is a fun little car...
by piller
Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Gun Room
Replies: 5329
Views: 102290

Re: The Gun Room

I like the pole saw which uses the motor from a weed eater on the bottom. Better weight balance. Mine attaches to my Husqvarna motor. Pole is total of 8 feet long. I can reach about 6 feet from my hands with it. I have used it to cut mesquite. Mesquite thorns are not fun.
by piller
Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dang Good Movie
Replies: 6
Views: 236

Re: Dang Good Movie

I need to find it and watch it.
by piller
Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Made a crow call
Replies: 8
Views: 147

Re: Made a crow call

We have Grackles. Migratory, so not allowed to shoot them. If we could, I would like to try that.
by piller
Sat Aug 08, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Round ball loads......
Replies: 33
Views: 523

Re: Round ball loads......

I have read too many recent magazine articles. My disgust at being told that it takes a bullet moving at 3,000 fps to kill a pronghorn is growing all the time. Of course, shooting at 500 yards probably does require some speed or a heavy bullet with a rainbow shaped trajectory. Not much skill at stal...
by piller
Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Windshield Wiper Groups
Replies: 7
Views: 192

Re: Windshield Wiper Groups

Could be. That old M16 could let you move the trigger side to side about 3/4 of an inch. Too far right and it wouldn't release the sear. Too far left and the sear released without the trigger moving backwards at all.
by piller
Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I wonder if the ammo was an issue...?
Replies: 4
Views: 189

Re: I wonder if the ammo was an issue...?

Ever hear of a person being determined enough to complete a task that they kept moving until their body was obviously not pumping blood? I mean like moving for 5 to 10 seconds after heart stoppage? It has been seen and written about. No, it is not common.
by piller
Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Windshield Wiper Groups
Replies: 7
Views: 192

Re: Windshield Wiper Groups

Sounds like my old M16, yes it was made before the forward assist, in basic training. The front sight wobbled a little from wear. It was the only gun in that armory which did not even have the raised area to lift the dust cover from being flat against the side of the receiver. That gun wasn't accura...
by piller
Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The explosion in Beirut
Replies: 39
Views: 800

Re: The explosion in Beirut

Dust explosions are not too hard to replicate. Thermite is a combination that includes some metal powder. A small homemade thermite charge on that old and potentially decaying mass ot ammonium nitrate could have done it. Just a potential scenario. In a bad situation, enough humidity could have cause...
by piller
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Geez...another racist cop shoots innocent unarmed black guy...
Replies: 1
Views: 61

Re: Geez...another racist cop shoots innocent unarmed black guy...

Don Lemon: black man shot for no reason.
Fredo the Pedophile Cuomo: black man had found some knives and was just trying to hand them over to a Police Officer for safety.

:roll:
by piller
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Gun Room
Replies: 5329
Views: 102290

Re: The Gun Room

I have the Freestyle blood glucose moniter. It pokes a hole throuh the skin and has an adhesive to keep the part in you and working. About 5:30 AM, Tamale was hungry. She ripped the moniter out of my arm. I woke up right away. She was sitting beside me just looking as if to say "What took you so lon...
by piller
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Benghazi & Stinger Missiles connection ?????
Replies: 8
Views: 155

Re: Benghazi & Stinger Missiles connection ?????

I will volunteer to slap the cuffs on them. I won't be rough. Totally professional.
by piller
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Round ball loads......
Replies: 33
Views: 523

Re: Round ball loads......

Just a thought: Weren't the round ball loads in a rifled barrel proven to be accurate to several hundred yards at official competitions? I realize that those were some of the best, and not the typical barrels in use. Round balls of lead were probably not as bad as many in the tactical community curr...
by piller
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The explosion in Beirut
Replies: 39
Views: 800

Re: The explosion in Beirut

It might have been instigated by some type of weapon. I doubt if we will ever know for certain. What is for certain is that the culture there left it WIDE OPEN for the event to occur. The people over there who have some authority consider things in the warehouses to belong to them personally. They a...
by piller
Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Official Mascot of 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 319

Re: The Official Mascot of 2020

... and they are known to be compulsive thieves.
by piller
Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "It's Only Painful To Others..."
Replies: 5
Views: 331

Re: "It's Only Painful To Others..."

A celebrity is opinionated! :shock: say it ain't so!
by piller
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For Steve Martin fans.
Replies: 5
Views: 292

Re: For Steve Martin fans.

I really miss this type of comedy. It was, and still is, funny without being rude to anyone.
by piller
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dali Llama on civil disobedience
Replies: 7
Views: 407

Re: Dali Llama on civil disobedience

I am shocked by this. At least we are all fused on this, and no one has suggested battery. Amp I wrong?
Time to go to the store. I have been alternating between going direct and cycling. Just a way to kilowatt some time.
by piller
Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Doctors!
Replies: 4
Views: 299

Doctors!

Leave it up to the doctors! The American Medical Association debated whether the country should be re-opened. Here are the results of medical specialty: The Allergists were in favor of scratching it, but the Dermatologists advised not to make any rash moves. The Gastroenterologists had sort of a gut...
by piller
Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jeff Quinn's services
Replies: 2
Views: 243

Re: Jeff Quinn's services

Thank you.
by piller
Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dali Llama on civil disobedience
Replies: 7
Views: 407

Re: Dali Llama on civil disobedience

At least it is current.
by piller
Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My $32.50 shotgun.
Replies: 11
Views: 349

Re: My $32.50 shotgun.

Those fiberoptic sights are good once you have the right amount covered with electrical tape. Short barrels, well, not much experience with them.
by piller
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's See Your Canine Buddy
Replies: 47
Views: 1201

Re: Let's See Your Canine Buddy

Just a bit camera shy?
by piller
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Gun Room
Replies: 5329
Views: 102290

Re: The Gun Room

Claro is going through some rough patches this year.

Sixgun, good luck with that storm. I wonder how our friends in North Carolina are doing. Doesn't Tycer live there?
by piller
Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The 'oil can' suppressor and what looks like a non-NFA clone
Replies: 18
Views: 1221

Re: The 'oil can' suppressor and what looks like a non-NFA clone

Just use it for cleaning your barrel. If that is all it has been used for, then they must prove otherwise.
by piller
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This looks fun.....(Smarter Every Day guy)
Replies: 10
Views: 514

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

The Warthog might not have the speed to pull the G-forces of some of the others, but it is agile. When I was in, we saw them occasionally. To turn, they flipped sideways and could be pointing 180 degrees and leveled off again in what seemed to be 50 to 75 yards while at somewhere around 200 knots. B...
by piller
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First Brand New gun in a while, Ruger
Replies: 16
Views: 573

Re: First Brand New gun in a while, Ruger

That wood looks pretty. Glad it shoots well.
by piller
Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This looks fun.....(Smarter Every Day guy)
Replies: 10
Views: 514

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

Last Time I was in a UH60 CrashHawk, we were being flown about 110 knots and at treetop level. That meant bouncing up and down as well as going sideways to avoid the trees. They had the doors open. When we reached the LZ, they hovered and we dove out. About 3 of the platoon had been talking to Ralph...
by piller
Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which one is Griff...?
Replies: 1
Views: 222

Re: Which one is Griff...?

No, he was too busy chasing women with Old Savage.
by piller
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's See Your Canine Buddy
Replies: 47
Views: 1201

Re: Let's See Your Canine Buddy

Here is Flint Bear. He wanted to jump up and hug me. It was sort of hard to get a good piccture.
by piller
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remington 870
Replies: 28
Views: 1017

Re: Remington 870

Not many use the 16 gauge now. Too bad. It is a good size for most upland game. It kills pheasant well, is good for rabbit, and is not too much for bobwhite. 20 gauge does all of that well, and so does 28 gauge. For those like me who are not real good with a shotgun, 12 or 16 gives a little better c...
by piller
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: I'm done with football and basketball, for good...
Replies: 7
Views: 259

Re: I'm done with football and basketball, for good...

that's funny but fishing is far more boring than baseball, unless you get into a big king salmon bite. I don't have to watch the fish scratch, spit, make funny gestures, scratch again, spit some more, make more funny gestures, then finally do something. I can relax watching a bobber and not usually...
by piller
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The chirping bird. ( cows added )
Replies: 27
Views: 635

Re: The chirping bird.

Pitchy, the things you do are creative, amazingly fun to see, and as much a part of old style life as a levergun. Your abilities are right up there with anyones. Not to go into Politics, but with how things are now, your ability to create things could be as much of a lifesaving skill as any other co...
by piller
Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: I'm done with football and basketball, for good...
Replies: 7
Views: 259

Re: I'm done with football and basketball, for good...

I went to one baseball game in my life. That was too many. I can have more fun drowning worms.