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by stretch
Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What’s under your bed?
Replies: 24
Views: 333

Re: What’s under your bed?

I WILL NOT COMPLY IN ANY WAY....First it will be registration
Yep. That's always the first step. "Just say no."

Nothing under the bed - on the dresser! :-)

-Stretch
by stretch
Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Do YOU Want for Christmas....
Replies: 18
Views: 231

Re: What Do YOU Want for Christmas....

What do I really want? Enough $ to pull the plug on the job I don't like and retire. I'd like my youngest kid to listen, get up on time and do his home work. What will I probably get? My girlfriend's smile in the morning. A good bottle of whisky. And I'm okay with that. :D -Stretch
by stretch
Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 336RC in 35 Remington
Replies: 14
Views: 297

Re: Marlin 336RC in 35 Remington

That's a nice rig. 8)

I much prefer flat-topped rear sights myself.

-Stretch
by stretch
Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This was encouraging...
Replies: 20
Views: 366

Re: This was encouraging...

”Never give in! Never give in! Never, never, never, never – in nothing great or small, large or petty. Never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.”

-Sir Winston Churchill

Once our freedoms are gone, we'll never get 'em back.

-Stretch
by stretch
Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This was encouraging...
Replies: 20
Views: 366

Re: This was encouraging...

"Come and get them...." I'm eligible for my pension in 2 years, and my youngest will be on his own in 3. I'm divorced, and have no intention of ever getting married again. So I'm at a point in my life where I just don't have that much to lose by fighting back. The legal system is so strained at the ...
by stretch
Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Smoke them while you have them.
Replies: 26
Views: 424

Re: Smoke them while you have them.

All the best, Bill.

-Stretch
by stretch
Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Conestoga wagon jack.
Replies: 24
Views: 260

Re: Conestoga wagon jack.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1943-sherman-m4a1/

More substantial!?

This rig didn't make it's reserve, so it's still for sale........

Probably need a MORE substantial jack, though.
(No offense, Pitchy - I hope none taken! :-) )

-Stretch
by stretch
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Conestoga wagon jack.
Replies: 24
Views: 260

Re: Conestoga wagon jack.

Some times things come together right, i better mark it on the calendar. Man - it's clear that you inhabit the same universe that I do, Pitchy....... :lol: Cool jack. 8) Now ya gotta make the Connestoga wagon to go with it, eh? (Didn't think of that now did ya?! :shock: ) -Stretch
by stretch
Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Deer Hunting and the 2nd Amendment
Replies: 10
Views: 235

Re: Deer Hunting and the 2nd Amendment

Yeah - I hear the ridiculous arguments about the 2nd Amendment and deer hunting. The 2nd Amendment was created to ensure that the average American Joe could defend himself against other human beings who would oppress him. That's it - dead simple. It has nothing to do with target shooting, collecting...
by stretch
Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Titegroup
Replies: 10
Views: 231

Re: Titegroup

i do triple check for a double charge
Some good advice right there...

-Stretch
by stretch
Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: That One Girl From High School...
Replies: 5
Views: 556

Re: That One Girl From High School...

If I did that and my wife were to find out, the world would certainly end.
Your world, anyway...... :o :lol:

-Stretch
by stretch
Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Had me laughing ..
Replies: 5
Views: 245

Re: Had me laughing ..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2iUW7GGd8A

This is an old story.

Robbie O'Connell does a good job with it. :lol:

Still funny......

-Stretch
by stretch
Fri Oct 02, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You know it's just NOT your Lucky Day when....
Replies: 5
Views: 597

Re: You know it's just NOT your Lucky Day when....

Those things are no joke. A State Trooper was killed last year when a wheel came lose from an 18-wheeler. Lotta kinetic energy there.... -Stretch https://bangordailynews.com/2019/04/03/news/bangor/state-trooper-struck-and-killed-by-tractor-trailer-on-i-95-in-hampden/
by stretch
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruger Buys Marlin
Replies: 18
Views: 701

Re: Ruger Buys Marlin

It will be interesting to see how these are made, and what the quality looks like. Cerebus sucked the life (read money!) out of Remington with stock buybacks and all of the other tricks to keep the stock prices up. Unfortunately, this is highly destructive to manufacturing businesses. They're sellin...
by stretch
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Panic Buying
Replies: 41
Views: 1085

Re: Panic Buying

Larkbill, I'm in Maine.

-Stretch
by stretch
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Panic Buying
Replies: 41
Views: 1085

Re: Panic Buying

Jim T and COSteve, you're absolutely right. We talked a while and I asked them to go home and think about taking someone's life. Could they seriously do that? If you're not prepared to deal with the prospect of taking someone's life, you have no business with a gun kept for self-defense. Massad Ayoo...
by stretch
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Panic Buying
Replies: 41
Views: 1085

Re: Panic Buying

Larkbill - I hear you about the Harleys for sale on Craigslist. Take your pick and make an offer.... There will be A LOT more of 'em for sale in the next decade, methinks. If your buddy is still interested in vintage Yamaha dirtbikes, I've got a very nearly complete 1970 RT1 for sale. Needs TLC, but...
by stretch
Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are you doing to get ready
Replies: 23
Views: 798

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: 1096

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: 1096

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: 1096

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: 582

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: 1096

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: 362

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: 517

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: 459

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: 19
Views: 1035

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: 805

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: 1374

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: 1213

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: 1213

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: 472

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: 667

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: 433

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: 594

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: 658

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: 2202

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: 1056

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: 2429

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: 1728

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: 1249

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: 2429

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: 1728

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: 1204

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: 1298

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: 2029

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: 2202

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: 2202

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: 1204

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: 1180

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 ...