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by stretch
Sun May 17, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shorty 10 gauge
Replies: 13
Views: 388

Re: Shorty 10 gauge

Wow! :o

Don't have to be too particular about the load with that thing, now do ya?

Take out half the neighborhood with your first shot, though.....

-Stretch
by stretch
Sun May 17, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How did henry get so popular?
Replies: 31
Views: 702

Re: How did henry get so popular?

Henrys are made in AMERICA. You're right! :D I alluded to that, but didn't explicitly state it..... They used to source all of their walnut from Missouri. Don't know if they still do. Mr. Imperato makes a huge effort to keep things in this country and keep Americans employed. I'm sure the rifles co...
by stretch
Sun May 17, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming Events
Replies: 6
Views: 221

Re: Upcoming Events

Yeah, Joe - that Browns thing is disturbing..... :shock:

-Stretch
by stretch
Sun May 17, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: CV19 Vaccine
Replies: 42
Views: 845

Re: CV19 Vaccine

Personally, if they can show a vaccine that is effective and safe, then I'm all for it. But knowing how the FDA works, I'm going to have to see it in action for several years to see if it works without significant maleffects. I simply don't trust the FDA, the government, or the big pharmaceutical co...
by stretch
Sun May 17, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How did henry get so popular?
Replies: 31
Views: 702

Re: How did henry get so popular?

Henry's probably so popular for a couple of reasons. 1. They're interested in making guns. Their primary focus is not making shareholders a 10% return in a 2% economy. 2. They make really nice guns at reasonable prices. 3. Their customer service is terrific. They're interested in their customers and...
by stretch
Mon May 11, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This guy is just plain down-home FUN....!
Replies: 10
Views: 535

Re: This guy is just plain down-home FUN....!

"Had one of the big food service cans of baked beans that had expired. I decided to shoot it with a 45/70. Was only about 10 yards away when I fired. The can disappeared in shreds, I had time to think "Wow! How cool is that!" when the contents started raining down on me. Had to clean the gun, my shi...
by stretch
Sun May 10, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ain`t it purdy
Replies: 19
Views: 445

Re: Ain`t it purdy

Snow hasn't all melted from yesterday yet.

Cloudy and 40 with a raw, gusty breeze out of the WNW here in central Maine.

They're threatening sun later with a high near 50, but we'll have to see.

-Stretch
by stretch
Sun May 10, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Right Handed Kid with Dominant Left Eye
Replies: 24
Views: 278

Re: Right Handed Kid with Dominant Left Eye

Hey, thanks for all the replies! (I never really realized how many badly mismatched, screwed up folks were on this forum...... :o :lol: :lol: :D ) But seriously, I think I'll just hand him a couple of 22s and point him in the right direction and see what's comfortable for him. There seems to be no r...
by stretch
Sat May 09, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Right Handed Kid with Dominant Left Eye
Replies: 24
Views: 278

Right Handed Kid with Dominant Left Eye

Good Morning, All! A beautiful Maine spring morning with about 2 inches of heavy, wet snow, and a nice, raw breeze out of the north-west. Still coming down at a pretty fair clip. My youngest kid is right-handed and left-eye dominant. Anybody have experience with that situation? Do we have him shoot ...
by stretch
Sat May 02, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lawnmower Engines....
Replies: 49
Views: 1042

Re: Lawnmower Engines....

I've always had great luck with Tecumseh in the old Craftsman self-propelled mowers. About 5 years ago, I was given an old one, got it running, and now use it as a brush cutter in ditches and the woods. Works great! Change the old frequently, especially when new. My "good" Craftsman is probably a de...
by stretch
Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Free Admission To Sea World
Replies: 5
Views: 240

Re: Free Admission To Sea World

Free Admission? Sounds fishy...

On the other hand, it could be a whale of a deal.....
by stretch
Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's Your Reloading Setup Worth Today if You Had to Replace it?
Replies: 23
Views: 555

Re: What's Your Reloading Setup Worth Today if You Had to Replace it?

$3K to $4K anyway.

Like many (most?) folks, I picked it up a little bit at a time over many years.

Some of the stuff is older than I am. The only set of 30-06 dies I own is probably
70 years old. Still work fine, too.

-Stretch
by stretch
Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruger GP100 .44
Replies: 22
Views: 933

Re: Ruger GP100 .44

A GP-100 in .44 Special. I can't think of one thing wrong with that phrase.
The 44 special is still one helluva cartridge....

-Stretch
by stretch
Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Generator Recommendations?
Replies: 20
Views: 460

Re: Generator Recommendations?

Yeah, that well pump bogs the little generator when it kicks in. It always starts it, though. I just don't want either it or the well pump to die in the middle of a power outage because the genset's too small. You're right - pumps and motors can REALLY draw power when they start - especially under l...
by stretch
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Generator Recommendations?
Replies: 20
Views: 460

Re: Generator Recommendations?

Jay, your setup doesn't sound much different than in terms of electric loads. At my old house I used to backfeed from the garage after hitting the main breaker. AT this house the previous owner had the hookup done for the generator with the correct plug and breaker that isolates the house from the g...
by stretch
Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sewing Machine Chair
Replies: 17
Views: 286

Re: Sewing Machine Chair

Cool chair - almost looks like a throne! 8)

The cobbler I use still uses a treadle sewing machine.
Gives him lots of control over what he's doing and
how fast he's doing it.

-Stretch
by stretch
Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's the holdover at 1,000 yards for a 44 Magnum...?
Replies: 31
Views: 761

Re: What's the holdover at 1,000 yards for a 44 Magnum...?

That looks like a fun afternoon at the range. :-) 8)

And he IS entertaining!

-Stretch
by stretch
Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: IRS Tax Refunds Are Coming In
Replies: 13
Views: 344

Re: IRS Tax Refunds Are Coming In

Why are people who are still fully employed getting checks from the Government? Sounds like election year
politics to me.
Ya think?! :shock:

That and corporate welfare.....

-Stretch
by stretch
Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: IRS Tax Refunds Are Coming In
Replies: 13
Views: 344

Re: IRS Tax Refunds Are Coming In

I don't like anybody in my bank account.

I'll believe the check when I see it.

Is this gonna be taxable as well?

-Stretch
by stretch
Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: new vs. used.
Replies: 18
Views: 666

Re: new vs. used.

Most of the stuff I buy works pretty well - new or used. And I've gotten some terrific stuff used at good prices, including a Bonanza press. There have been some notable exceptions, though. A Rossi revolver and a late-model Hi-Power are two that come to mind. Both needed significant work to be usabl...
by stretch
Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Generator Recommendations?
Replies: 20
Views: 460

Re: Generator Recommendations?

Yeah Tycer, that little generator just sips fuel.

The big ones guzzle the stuff in comparison - even at a light load.

-Stretch
by stretch
Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Berry's Plated bullets - 357 158gr. HP
Replies: 9
Views: 287

Re: Berry's Plated bullets - 357 158gr. HP

Stretch, The data you have is from the old Winchester loading data pamphlets as far back as the early 1970s. 4.3grs was the standard load and 4.5grs was the +P load. I have loaded pounds of 231 in 38 Spcls with both lead and plated bullets at both levels with great results. Joe Close, Joe! Old Hodg...
by stretch
Mon Apr 13, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Berry's Plated bullets - 357 158gr. HP
Replies: 9
Views: 287

Re: Berry's Plated bullets - 357 158gr. HP

Thanks for the info, gents. OldWin, I'm thinking about 4.5 - 4.6 gr. of 231, ('cuz I've got lots of it!), which would give about 900 fps - not too different than your Unique load. I carefully trimmed all of the test cases within a thou or two, and I'm thinking I'll crimp just enough to take the flar...
by stretch
Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Berry's Plated bullets - 357 158gr. HP
Replies: 9
Views: 287

Berry's Plated bullets - 357 158gr. HP

Anyone have any pet loads for 38 Special with these?

I'm looking at +P loads.

Thanks!

-tom
by stretch
Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Generator Recommendations?
Replies: 20
Views: 460

Generator Recommendations?

Good Morning! Yet again, we lost power for a few days after a storm. This is always a pain in the neck, and it happens with distressing frequency these days. I have a small Champion portable generator - 3500 Watts. Its' just about big enough to run the well pump if nothing else is on, and maybe the ...
by stretch
Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 33 degrees north.....
Replies: 6
Views: 239

Re: 33 degrees north.....

We had 8-10" of heavy, wet snow here in Central Maine on Thursday. Power was out until Saturday night. No major damage here, but lost a maple, a spruce, and a bunch of limbs. So it's not all bleak - we have some more firewood for next year. :lol: 50s today with rain and supposedly some high winds. I...
by stretch
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Great Customer service.
Replies: 3
Views: 440

Re: Great Customer service.

Natchez is a GREAT company to deal with. :D

-Stretch
by stretch
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help - Bullets shaving.
Replies: 9
Views: 398

Re: Help - Bullets shaving.

Have you got a batch of REALLY soft bullets?

-Stretch
by stretch
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Miss a Whole Month of Learning..."
Replies: 10
Views: 396

Re: "Miss a Whole Month of Learning..."

Now having said that, I will NEVER learn how to hang wallpaper.....!!!
I hear ya, Doc!

Wallpaper is EVIL. And the whole mess is made so much worse by the fact that NO HOUSE
EVER BUILT is square and plumb.

-Strerch
by stretch
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Worried About the Elderly...
Replies: 10
Views: 450

Re: Worried About the Elderly...

Who the heck is that old guy looking back at me?!?
Ain't it the truth. That mirror thing can be brutal.....

"Wow, that guy's old....$&*^%*! - That's ME!!!" :shock:

I'm glad that I don't feel as old as I look, though.

-Stretch
by stretch
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help - Bullets shaving.
Replies: 9
Views: 398

Re: Help - Bullets shaving.

Coupla things to look at methinks: 1. Are you flaring the case necks? If not, you'll shave lead bullets, but jackteted may seat okay. 2. Check the diameter of the expander in your 38 special sizing die. It may be a thou or 2 smaller than the older die. I have two sizes for my 7.62 x 39 die set depen...
by stretch
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BREAKING NEWS FLASH
Replies: 6
Views: 364

Re: BREAKING NEWS FLASH

Yeah, those Finns are so Finnicky..... :lol:
by stretch
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Social Distancing = Reload Bench time
Replies: 16
Views: 452

Re: Social Distancing = Reload Bench time

I like 14.0 gr. of 2400 pushing a 158 gr. JHP.

Works great in revolvers from 2" to 8.5"

-Stretch
by stretch
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Owl moved in the house we made
Replies: 59
Views: 854

Re: Owl moved in the house we made

8) Very cool!

-Stretch
by stretch
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Plan "A" : Social Distancing...
Replies: 12
Views: 333

Re: Plan "A" : Social Distancing...

But... do you have a Plan B? You need a Plan B...
With a Plan A like that?!?

Allow me to respectfully disagree.....
If Plan A doesn't work, they're gonna die happy! :lol:

-Tom
by stretch
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Rifle / Revolver...Yeah!
Replies: 30
Views: 831

Re: New Rifle / Revolver...Yeah!

Yeah!..is right! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

I'm a big 41 Magnum fan, and that revolver is a great find.

And your new Lyman is gorgeous. What a beauty!

Make sure you shoot 'em!!! :lol:

-Stretch
by stretch
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prescription warning
Replies: 7
Views: 323

Re: Prescription warning

Jesus, Bill! That IS a nightmare! Those drugs are essentially toxins that are designed to (hopefully!) kill the cancer before the patient. All the best to him. I hope that his health recovers quickly. And kudos to the doc! -Stretch
by stretch
Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which Profession Do You "Need" ? ? ?
Replies: 16
Views: 466

Re: Which Profession Do You "Need" ? ? ?

Ain't it the truth!

My girlfriend has to help me with the crossword puzzles that contain
lots of Hollywood and TV Star names. I've just got no idea on most
of 'em......

-Stretch
by stretch
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: From November 2016 ... worth reading again ..
Replies: 4
Views: 230

Re: From November 2016 ... worth reading again ..

Lotta wisdom there....

-Stretch
by stretch
Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 6.5 Grendel
Replies: 15
Views: 398

Re: 6.5 Grendel

This from a Swede on the 'africahunting' forum. Interesting discussion on the 6.5 Swede for moose....... -Stretch https://www.africahunting.com/threads/6-5x55-moose-loads.23381/ I don't think there are any great moose loads for 6,5x55. It is our national caliber and many hunters have used them for m...
by stretch
Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 6.5 Grendel
Replies: 15
Views: 398

Re: 6.5 Grendel

One can kill a moose or elk with it with a well-placed shot, of course, but it wouldn't be my first choice. I'd prefer a 180 - 200 gr.+ bullet moving at 2500fps or better. 30 cal. is good, 35 cal. is better, and 45 cal. is better still. Something like Remington's old Core-Lokt would be a really good...
by stretch
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is this the last of Scouting in America?
Replies: 19
Views: 508

Re: Is this the last of Scouting in America?

Unutterably sad for everyone involved in BSA. :cry:

My personal opinion is that there isn't a punishment
harsh enough for those people who abused the kids. :evil:

-Stretch
by stretch
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The fickle mind
Replies: 5
Views: 279

Re: The fickle mind

I like that.....

NICE rifle! :mrgreen: :D

-Stretch
by stretch
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New World Record 1000 Yard Five Shot Group
Replies: 20
Views: 653

Re: New World Record 1000 Yard Five Shot Group

Wow! I am pretty pleased when I get that sort of grouping at 100 yards. Ain't THAT the truth! :lol: Fabulous shooting. And undoubtedly a wee bit of luck, eh? I mean if a woodchuck passes gas ANYWHERE along that 1,000 yard corridor, there goes your group...... :cry: Still, a remarkable achievement. ...
by stretch
Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Starting a 'Working Gun' Collection from Scratch
Replies: 9
Views: 394

Re: Starting a 'Working Gun' Collection from Scratch

$500... I might go with a 357 revolver to start with, but a 1911 would be a close 2nd choice. Or maybe an old Model 10 and a 10/22. $5000..... A 357 AND a 1911, a 10/22, an SKS, a Forster press and some dies, and a bunch of components. $50,000....... :D Wow.... All of the above and more and better b...
by stretch
Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lighter loads for .41 magnum in the Marlin 1894S?
Replies: 7
Views: 349

Re: Lighter loads for .41 magnum in the Marlin 1894S?

I've always liked 7.0 gr. of 231 pushing a 215 gr. lswc - but that's in revolvers.

Somewhere around 1,000 - 1100 fps.

-Stretch
by stretch
Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fed up with S&W
Replies: 16
Views: 517

Re: Fed up with S&W

Wow - really?! That's VERY bad news. I've got a number of fine S&W revolvers. I've always considered them the Gold standard. I have a Model 10-5 that someone ruined the bluing on that I was considering sending in for a complete refinish. $245ish+ shipping to make it look like new. I guess I'll have ...
by stretch
Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Last Battle of Britain Ace dies at 101
Replies: 11
Views: 565

Last Battle of Britain Ace dies at 101

May they all rest easy. They did a tremendous job against long odds, and I think many of our continuing freedoms are thanks to them - and people like them. -Stretch https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2020-01-30/battle-of-britain-fighter-pilot-paul-farnes-dies-at-101 https://www.washingtonpos...
by stretch
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Weather apps that are fast and concise?
Replies: 14
Views: 672

Re: Weather apps that are fast and concise?

Man are we spoiled!!!! :lol: Nothin' personal , doc...... :) In just a few decades we've gone from not knowing if a hurricane even exists unless somebody runs into it, to being able to look at a handheld screen in WAY less than a minute to see if it's precipitating in ANY major city in the world - a...
by stretch
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How NOT to resize a bullet ...
Replies: 29
Views: 1152

Re: How NOT to resize a bullet ...

That's not something to make a habit of...... :shock: