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by stretch
Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are you doing to get ready
Replies: 23
Views: 547

Re: What are you doing to get ready

I've got 4 or 5 cords of wood cut, split, and dried. Kerosene tanks for the garage Monitor and house Monitor are full. I have to do a little maintenance work on the house Monitor, but other than that, all is ready. At the dump this year, I picked up 3 different kerosene heaters. All are close to new...
by stretch
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fire wood, it`s started
Replies: 55
Views: 815

Re: Fire wood, it`s started

We got of those piles split yesterday and hope to split more today nice cool temps and windy. :)
SOOO much nicer to split and stack in that weather than when it's 90s and humid. :lol:

-Stretch
by stretch
Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fire wood, it`s started
Replies: 55
Views: 815

Re: Fire wood, it`s started

I've borrowed a friend's hydraulic rig, and it sure does speed things up!

I see my regular splitter in the mirror every morning..... :roll:

-Stretch
by stretch
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fire wood, it`s started
Replies: 55
Views: 815

Re: Fire wood, it`s started

I've got an 023 that's over 20 years old.

Still gets the job done. :D

I bought a bigger one - their farm model a few years ago.
More power and a longer bar.

Stihl make a good saw.

-Stretch
by stretch
Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: From a black Democrat no less...
Replies: 8
Views: 496

Re: From a black Democrat no less...

Terrific speech - thanks for sharing! Integrity, courage, class, intelligence - all of those are things that makes a society great. American society has largely lost it's way. Unfortunately, those that need most to hear this won't. If you're looting stores and burning down city blocks, you'll get a ...
by stretch
Mon Aug 31, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fire wood, it`s started
Replies: 55
Views: 815

Re: Fire wood, it`s started

Yep, it's time to finish up wood for the season and start on next year's. I had 20 or so trees dropped this year - all big and near the house and garage. I have plenty of exercise and heat for the next coupla years! :lol: My shoulder kicks up from time to time, but I'm still healthy enough to do all...
by stretch
Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Food and Politics
Replies: 6
Views: 307

Re: Food and Politics

As doc will agree, Dr. Hyman knows what he is talking about. The American diet is largely $%&T. 5 or 6 years ago, I was diagnosed with diabetes. I have things down to pre-diabetic levels with an A1C of around 6 or so. No medicine. No insulin. Diet and exercise. Before I was diagnosed, I was told tha...
by stretch
Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cost of shipping USPS
Replies: 14
Views: 391

Re: Cost of shipping USPS

The US government "spun" off the postal service decades ago. It was going to be self supporting. That idea failed miserably and the Feds have had to bail it out many times. The USPS was never designed to be self-supporting. Years ago, for instance, there was no rural mail delivery to outlying farms...
by stretch
Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bridgeport 8 gauge reloading tools
Replies: 18
Views: 280

Re: Bridgeport 8 gauge reloading tools

That's way cool! 8)

-Stretch
by stretch
Fri Aug 14, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stevens 425 High Power .35 Remington
Replies: 16
Views: 775

Re: Stevens 425 High Power .35 Remington

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrV6Whoqfug

I just found this out on the intertubes....

Interesting action.

Somebody on this forum's got to know more about it......

-Stretch
by stretch
Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Black bear breaks in and meets a '66 Uberti
Replies: 18
Views: 699

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

That makes for an exciting start to the day...... :shock:

And in the end, it WAS enough gun.

-Stretch
by stretch
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Facing a Diffcult Situation
Replies: 26
Views: 1237

Re: Facing a Diffcult Situation

That's not a "difficult situation...."

That is a bona fide EMERGENCY! :o

-Stretch
by stretch
Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AARP, any real advantages?
Replies: 22
Views: 1055

Re: AARP, any real advantages?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AARP Read this, and just a wee bit between the lines. Non-profit, yet makes commissions on insurance sales. One of the founders of AARP also founded and was in charge of Colonial Penn, which was sold to AARP members until somebody smelt a rat..... Say no more..... -Str...
by stretch
Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AARP, any real advantages?
Replies: 22
Views: 1055

Re: AARP, any real advantages?

AARP is just a shill for insurance. They market nothing that you can't get cheaper somewhere else. I am no fan of the AARP. To get off of their mailing list(s), call member services, even if you aren't a member. It takes a while, but it works. Or did for me. -Stretch
by stretch
Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mr. Imperato Surprised Me!
Replies: 7
Views: 421

Re: Mr. Imperato Surprised Me!

Mr. Imperato is probably fairly well off. I'm guessing that he doesn't worry about his next meal. (Not being snarky - just the facts....) Probably also NOT filthy rich - ya know, flying his Gulfstream to Monte Carlo every weekend filthy rich. But Mr. Imperato is not stupid. He's not pinching pennies...
by stretch
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Serpents.....
Replies: 8
Views: 636

Re: Serpents.....

They're nice, to be sure! But I could buy 3 or 4 really nice used S&W or Ruger revolvers for that price. :) Or buy a nice GP100 and have it converted to 41 Special by Mr. Bowen......... 8) Or maybe 2 Ruger SAs converted to 41 Special by Mr. Bowen....... 8) -Stretch
by stretch
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Back Deck, or Front Porch.....
Replies: 6
Views: 391

Re: Back Deck, or Front Porch.....

That would be just the thing to repel boarders from the upstairs windows! 8)

Alternate 00 buck and slugs.

-Stretch
by stretch
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More Range Time with the Marlin Project Rifle
Replies: 10
Views: 567

Re: More Range Time with the Marlin Project Rifle

Nice groups! :-)

You've got quite a good rifle there now, Jim.

-Stretch
by stretch
Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Message From Boge Quinn
Replies: 9
Views: 574

Re: Message From Boge Quinn

I enjoyed his work on GunBlast.

May he rest in peace.

-Stretch
by stretch
Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Restoration/Repair/Renewal in Progress -UPDATE 07/24
Replies: 25
Views: 2057

Re: Restoration/Repair/Renewal in Progress -UPDATE 07/24

Looks a WHOLE lot better than when ya started! :lol:

And accurate enough, that's for sure.

I get a kick out fixing up stuff others have thrown away, and
I'm getting the same feeling seeing that rifle.

-Stretch
by stretch
Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy with new .44 Special load for the Bulldog
Replies: 12
Views: 1007

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

That load looks plenty good for social work.

A 255 gr. bullet should penetrate just fine, even at only 700fps.
Lots of energy there!

And it's accurate enough! :D

-Stretch
by stretch
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So Much For, "Buy a 9mm Cause You Can Always Find Ammo For It"
Replies: 29
Views: 2269

Re: So Much For, "Buy a 9mm Cause You Can Always Find Ammo For It"

but I think sometimes its a good idea to have several guns chambered in lots of different rounds, that way when ammo is located you will have a gun that will shoot it. Lots of wisdom there, methinks. Having a selection of firearms in popular calibers means that you'll probably always have enough am...
by stretch
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "How To Get a NEW Levergun into the House"
Replies: 22
Views: 1608

Re: "How To Get a NEW Levergun into the House"

Once you get enough, or aplenty I should say, they don’t know the difference.
Exactly! :lol:

-Stretch
by stretch
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I think CV-19 is going to boil down to 'nutrition'...
Replies: 15
Views: 1189

Re: I think CV-19 is going to boil down to 'nutrition'...

Cinnamon toast.

Cinnamon toast is the cure for the Corona Virus.

Pass it on......

:D

-Stretch
by stretch
Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So Much For, "Buy a 9mm Cause You Can Always Find Ammo For It"
Replies: 29
Views: 2269

Re: So Much For, "Buy a 9mm Cause You Can Always Find Ammo For It"

All of that said, I still buy 9mm ball in quantity if it's cheap enough. :)

-Stretch
by stretch
Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "How To Get a NEW Levergun into the House"
Replies: 22
Views: 1608

Re: "How To Get a NEW Levergun into the House"

My ex-wife simply couldn't remember all of the guns I had.

Very convenient, that........ :D

-Stretch
by stretch
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Very Disappointed In Westin Nerf Bars
Replies: 23
Views: 1117

Re: Very Disappointed In Westin Nerf Bars

Olloger, I've only read a fictional account of that procedure.

Never encountered anyone with actual experience doing it! :lol:

I'd guess the main thing is to get the tree falling in the right direction, eh? :wink:

-Stretch
by stretch
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: gun confiscation
Replies: 27
Views: 1148

Re: gun confiscation

I think they might try a "gun registration" scheme, but it will largely be ignored, as Canada's was. They might try to make examples of a few people, and that would be effective for a LARGE majority of gun owners. As others have said, most folks would cave. I'm beginning to get to the age where mayb...
by stretch
Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30-30 Stuff
Replies: 23
Views: 1901

Re: 30-30 Stuff

Interesting discussion. I have theory about 19th century engineering. A lot of old bridges and buildings made during that time are still standing. Why? Because they were engineered correctly. Stuff that wasn't correctly designed has already fallen down. I think the 30-30 falls into that well-designe...
by stretch
Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Restoration/Repair/Renewal in Progress -UPDATE 07/24
Replies: 25
Views: 2057

Re: Restoration/Repair/Renewal in Progress -UPDATE 7/16

Filed away for future use.
Nice pun. :D

Hope it doesn't rub folks the wrong way......

-Stretch
by stretch
Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Restoration/Repair/Renewal in Progress -UPDATE 07/24
Replies: 25
Views: 2057

Re: Restoration/Repair/Renewal in Progress

I've seen people polish them in a lathe with emery paper, and the result isn't good, and obvious what they did. Emery paper is WAY too rough for that kind of activity. I've finished literally MILES of wood and metal tubing on a lathe over the course of my life, and very, very good results indeed ca...
by stretch
Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Very Disappointed In Westin Nerf Bars
Replies: 23
Views: 1117

Re: Very Disappointed In Westin Nerf Bars

Here's a good discussion about the difference between "nefr bars" and "rock sliders." https://www.roundforge.com/articles/rock-sliders-and-rocker-guards/ Those Westin nerf bars folded up under the weight of the truck 'cuz they're not designed to hold the weight of the truck. Mostly they're there to ...
by stretch
Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wipe Your Guns Down Before Putting Them Away
Replies: 18
Views: 1015

Re: Wipe Your Guns Down Before Putting Them Away

I'd agree that there's something more involved than just not wiping the thing down. I have guns in my safe that I KNOW I haven't oiled in more than 2 years. No problem. Those little Goldenrod heaters in a safe are terrific, and they don't use much electricity. Shame about the Marlin - I wonder what ...
by stretch
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No cashiers at Lowes, Home Depot
Replies: 14
Views: 1033

Re: No cashiers at Lowes, Home Depot

The big retailers are trying to get us to use these self checkout lanes more and more. I simply refuse. Not only are you taking someone's job away, they don't sanitize those things between customers. And they always, always, always have problems. The fastest way to check out is cash. Exact change is...
by stretch
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: They have gone to far.
Replies: 6
Views: 482

Re: They have gone to far.

Yep - let's rewrite history so that those idiots who neither understand nor have read any history aren't offended.

This PC nonsense is beyond ridiculous.

-Stretch
by stretch
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Im in love.
Replies: 24
Views: 1122

Re: Im in love.

They're built to be ridden, Pitchy! I've heard tell that the first trip down a gravel road on a newly restored bike doesn't hurt that badly.......... One of the cool things about old iron is that it IS repairable, repaintable, and restorable. Some the modern plastic bits and coatings are simply not ...
by stretch
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Red dots and sixguns: just how far?
Replies: 12
Views: 663

Re: Red dots and sixguns: just how far?

In a previous post on this board, there was a link to Jerry Miculek busting
a balloon at 1,000 yards with a 44 Magnum sporting a red dot of some sort.

Your mileage may vary....... :lol:

-Stretch
by stretch
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Today's senior moment
Replies: 9
Views: 719

Re: Today's senior moment

I almost did that with Desitin in my 20s.

The smell fortunately warned me in time.....

-Stretch
by stretch
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Im in love.
Replies: 24
Views: 1122

Re: Im in love.

I'm wearing my 1941 Indian 441 T-Shirt right now. :D https://ride-ct.com/oberhauser-originals-capture-motorcyclings-past/ This lady makes great stuff. My son and I got some at the Owl's Head Motorcycle Show last labor Day weekend. If you're ever down on Mid-Coast Maine that weekend, there are hundre...
by stretch
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: from Robert Ruark
Replies: 8
Views: 649

Re: from Robert Ruark

Related Quote: “A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.” ― Bob Dylan And there's A LOT to be said for woods loafin'...... fishermen in particular understand this. :lol: -Stretch
by stretch
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How did henry get so popular?
Replies: 37
Views: 2109

Re: How did henry get so popular?

So I put my money where my mouth is and bought younger son a Henry 22.

He loves it! :D

So does Dad..... :mrgreen:

-Stretch
by stretch
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .177 junior air rifle.
Replies: 12
Views: 474

Re: .177 junior air rifle.

A crow mag in the boiler room and squirrels dont go more than 25 feet Those Crow Magnum pellets are excellent. I also like the RWS pointed pellets for hunting. They penetrate really, really well. I nailed a woodchuck right behind the ear with one of them a coupla years back. DRT - only twitched a l...
by stretch
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ammo Storage - might apply to 'truck gun' situation
Replies: 9
Views: 599

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

Man, there are many other things I'd worry about. If you're really worried, use a little nail polish to seal around the primer pocket and the case/bullet juncture. You could store your ammo underwater after that............ I've shot Korean surplus 30-06 which worked just fine. I'd bet A LOT of mone...
by stretch
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question / POLL
Replies: 115
Views: 7610

Re: Question / POLL

I'm 59.

Compared to most of you, I got into the shooting game VERY late in life - 38 or so.

-Stretch
by stretch
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A little sawmilling
Replies: 50
Views: 2190

Re: A little sawmilling

....but as with all things that are old like ourselves breakdowns seem to happen more often.
Man, ain't THAT the truth!

-Stretch
by stretch
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ohio plague numbers, an overview
Replies: 16
Views: 794

Re: Ohio plague numbers, an overview

This pandemic hasn't changed my behavior all that much, I've found. I tend to dislike crowds and traffic anyway, so social distancing - which along with hand washing is the most effective defense against this virus - isn't a major problem for me. The only REAL change is cancelling motorbike trips. W...
by stretch
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: current commieflu info
Replies: 19
Views: 859

Re: current commieflu info

...... and their gals ain't all that kissable anymore......some are OK but most are downright well...not what they used to be...... Wow - Sixgun, you ain't usually noted for your diplomacy - but I detected a wee bit here! :shock: :lol: :lol: :lol: -Stretch
by stretch
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dame Vera Lynn.
Replies: 13
Views: 769

Re: Dame Vera Lynn.

Wow! 103...

She was a HUGE morale booster during WWII for those across the pond.

My favorite Vera Lynn video...... :)
I just love those snarling Merlins as accompaniment.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUx3MU9iM6c

-Stretch
by stretch
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Revolver I Picked Up 1851 RM Conversion
Replies: 25
Views: 1013

Re: New Revolver I Picked Up 1851 RM Conversion

I always liked the lines of the RM conversion - particularly with the longer barrel.

And with Uberti's Charcoal Blue finish. Not so durable perhaps, but a very pretty
revolver.

-Stretch
by stretch
Fri May 29, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sure hard to get away from China
Replies: 18
Views: 1036

Re: Sure hard to get away from China

In many cases it's not an issue of shopping around till you find something made in America. There is nothing made in America to replace it with That's true. Try to buy running shoes made in America. Or a light bulb. With very few exceptions, it's now illegal to manufacture an incandescent light bul...