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by TraderVic
Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TONKIN GULF YACHT CLUB
Replies: 19
Views: 535

Re: TONKIN GULF YACHT CLUB

JNG wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:30 pm
Am the only member of this club.
USS Kittyhawk CV-63?
72 to 75.
Tail end of this insanity.

Joe
My ship was on the gun line with the Kitty Hawk, several other carriers as well. The Kitty Hawk was in Hong Kong (anchored way out back) same time I was there (one of the two times).
by TraderVic
Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TONKIN GULF YACHT CLUB
Replies: 19
Views: 535

Re: TONKIN GULF YACHT CLUB

I was over there too ;

USS John R Craig DD 885
USS Hoel DDG-13
by TraderVic
Fri Mar 19, 2021 7:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Step Closer"
Replies: 16
Views: 1040

Re: "Step Closer"

jeepnik wrote:
Fri Mar 19, 2021 6:56 am
No but some lawyer probably sued claiming his client did.
No doubt, like about everything else anymore.
by TraderVic
Fri Mar 19, 2021 6:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Step Closer"
Replies: 16
Views: 1040

Re: "Step Closer"

Awhile back, while "targeting" the urinal, I noticed a urinal cake (deodorizer I guess) sitting there (in the urinal) and it had a sticker on it that read "please do not eat the urinal cakes".

First thought was Really ? People actually eat these things ??!!

As Bill Engvall says "Here's your sign"!
by TraderVic
Sat Mar 06, 2021 9:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Winter War
Replies: 25
Views: 878

Re: The Winter War

Interesting, I was reading about Simo's feats as a sniper, unreal, what a shooter ! The thing that caught my attention the most was Simo would fill his mouth with snow to mask his breath (exhale) from giving away his position to the Russians.
The Finns are definitely a strong people.
by TraderVic
Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ‘Math is Hard...’
Replies: 11
Views: 242

Re: ‘Math is Hard...’

Interesting thread. Health wise, I've been luckier than many. At age 32, I had a brain tumor the size of a medium potato removed and survived that 35 more years so far. Last year had open heart surgery and have mostly recovered well. Yep, I ponder similar things about how many more winters I'll be p...
by TraderVic
Sat Feb 06, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Found a Marlin 336 A DL
Replies: 9
Views: 241

Re: Found a Marlin 336 A DL

Nice ! A rare bird for sure.
by TraderVic
Sat Feb 06, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: poor unloved 348 win!!
Replies: 14
Views: 568

Re: poor unloved 348 win!!

here is my 1940 Winchester Deluxe Model 71 I got a month ago click on the links: https://uniim1.shutterfly.com/ng/services/mediarender/THISLIFE/010046936230/media/1689160661336358/small/1610909184/enhance https://uniim1.shutterfly.com/ng/services/mediarender/THISLIFE/010046936230/media/168916065792...
by TraderVic
Sat Feb 06, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: poor unloved 348 win!!
Replies: 14
Views: 568

Re: poor unloved 348 win!!

There's a gunshop in North Central WI that usually has 4-6 Winchester Model 71's at any given time. What a wonderful levergun !
by TraderVic
Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Resisting temptation
Replies: 25
Views: 1901

Re: Resisting temptation

Before yesterday's events I did check into prices on several Henry sidegate BBS 357 leverguns, and as expected - none in stock. They're made about an hour north of my farm.
Kinda wondering how the Ruger Marlins will be.
by TraderVic
Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What would you like to see in 2021?
Replies: 31
Views: 1301

Re: What would you like to see in 2021?

I've been thinking about a 357 lever gun for a long time and sitting on the fence. The new side gate Henry looks interesting, however I'd like to see what Ruger is going to do with Marlin now. Are they going to restore the brand and quality, offering a good Marlin levergun again ? Hmmm...
by TraderVic
Tue Dec 29, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 6.5 creedmore
Replies: 35
Views: 1660

Re: 6.5 creedmore

It’s the flavor of the month for the tacticool kiddies . I’ve shot and loaded for a bunch of them . It does nothing the 260 REM wasn’t doing almost thirty years ago . It’s only selling point in my mind is the neck on the case , you can seat the bullet out further than you can with the 260 . However...
by TraderVic
Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: S&W M&P Shield 2.0
Replies: 10
Views: 685

Re: S&W M&P Shield 2.0

Hmmm, nice looking compact pistol. What's the barrel length?
by TraderVic
Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My love of Marlin Cowboy model lever guns
Replies: 17
Views: 796

Re: My love of Marlin Cowboy model lever guns

I managed to purchase one of the last "JM" 30-30 CB cowboys, 24" octagon barrel when Marlin quit making them. To say the least, it is a well balanced and very accurate rifle. Have always wanted the 1894 357 version, but have never even seen one. Came across two 1894 44 mag versions on the same used ...
by TraderVic
Sat Nov 14, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Veteran's Day -- Some things have got waaay better!
Replies: 21
Views: 1247

Re: Veteran's Day -- Some things have got waaay better!

Now there's a thought for the day !
I'll add some tootsie rolls from the cat box too.
by TraderVic
Fri Nov 13, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Veteran's Day -- Some things have got waaay better!
Replies: 21
Views: 1247

Re: Veteran's Day -- Some things have got waaay better!

Good to know. I will never, ever again thank a veteran for his or her service, even if I mean it. Bill, I don't believe any of the vented frustrations or old, hard feelings were directed at you. Because of this thread, my mind has dusted off a few things I've not thought about for a long time. Whil...
by TraderVic
Thu Nov 12, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Veteran's Day -- Some things have got waaay better!
Replies: 21
Views: 1247

Re: Veteran's Day -- Some things have got waaay better!

Round eyes, yeah......haven't heard that in some time now, probably would get get slapped in jail for saying that in today's "snowflake climate & culture" Reflecting back, I was walking through Twin Cities International Airport in my dress whites to catch a connector flight to my home in WI. I had j...
by TraderVic
Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: THANK YOU TO ALL YOU VETERANS!
Replies: 11
Views: 487

Re: THANK YOU TO ALL YOU VETERANS!

SE Asia, Tonkin Gulf

USS John R Craig DD-885
USS Hoel DDG-13
by TraderVic
Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite levergun
Replies: 80
Views: 2852

Re: Favorite levergun

I would have to say my Marlin 30-30 CB, 24" octagon barrel.
Must admit I'm becoming more attracted to a lighter, shorter levergun in 357 mag, something like Jim T's "trapper". Nice rifle !
by TraderVic
Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your Guns & Boating Accidents
Replies: 8
Views: 495

Re: Your Guns & Boating Accidents

Is this for real ?
by TraderVic
Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A dose for what's ailin' ya ...
Replies: 5
Views: 343

Re: A dose for what's ailin' ya ...

JimT wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 1:36 pm
Here's a book that will go along with all that ... BIBLE IN POCKET, GUN IN HAND

https://www.amazon.com/Bible-Pocket-Gun ... 0803257252
Now let's raise our voices in worship and sing "Praise The Lord and pass the ammunition".

BTW........this IS a real song.
by TraderVic
Sat Oct 03, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thank you.
Replies: 17
Views: 1108

Re: Thank you.

Great pics Nath, always enjoy them. You certainly have an interesting cross section of firearms, considering the restrictions you must observe. I also enjoy your posts on TML. Stay healthy in these times !
Best regards, Vic
by TraderVic
Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: sonic booms
Replies: 13
Views: 910

Re: sonic booms

I too grew up with frequent sonic booms in the 50's and early 60's. There was an Air National Guard base several miles away and the fighter jets were flying over all of the time.
Also remember watching the old flying "boxcar" aircraft fly over every so often.
by TraderVic
Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where's Nath ?
Replies: 14
Views: 1219

Re: Where's Nath ?

Nath has been active on another forum, so he's fine. Maybe just has taken "leave" temporarily.
by TraderVic
Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fire wood, it`s started
Replies: 55
Views: 1779

Re: Fire wood, it`s started

About 15 years ago I had a friend who is gifted at fabricating, make me a splitter set up on a 3 pt hookup on my IH766. I had him weld on steel "trays" on both sides of the I- beam. This rig has a 20" reach with the cylinder. I never minded using my 8 lb malls, but my forearms began to ache in the e...
by TraderVic
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fire wood, it`s started
Replies: 55
Views: 1779

Re: Fire wood, it`s started

Pitchy wrote:
Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:27 am
It`s a 029 and i`m sure your right but it`s patched up pretty good, gives it character. :)
I'll keep an eye out for one anyway.
I have an 026 Pro, and a 441 Magnum (which replaced my 041 Super, purchased in 1978).
by TraderVic
Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fire wood, it`s started
Replies: 55
Views: 1779

Re: Fire wood, it`s started

Pitchy wrote:
Mon Aug 31, 2020 6:59 am
Pic of the poor chainsaw, lucked out it could of been worse.
Been a good saw for over 20 years. :)

Image
Lenn, what model is it ? You might be able to find a "parts" saw somewhere up there. The old dealers might have something lying around (??).
by TraderVic
Mon Aug 31, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fire wood, it`s started
Replies: 55
Views: 1779

Re: Fire wood, it`s started

Pitchy, what kind of poplar? I have all kinds of tulip poplar on my place but it looks quit different than yours. In Minnesota & Wisconsin, the aspen (populus tremuloides, sp ?) Is commonly referred to as "popple" and sometimes poplar. Lenn, as has been offered above, if I lived closer I'd be out t...
by TraderVic
Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Montana or Wyoming? added pics
Replies: 27
Views: 1600

Re: Montana or Wyoming?

Don't know personally but I've read Montana residents on other forums talk about the high number of deep pocket liberal nutjobs settling in Montana and changing the "landscape".
I've hunted turkeys in Wyoming and I liked what I saw there.
by TraderVic
Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Done
Replies: 12
Views: 834

Re: I Can't Believe It's Been 47 Years!!

Congratulations and a Happy 47th !!!
by TraderVic
Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Done
Replies: 10
Views: 760

Re: You Couldn't Make This Up!!

:D So........what's your point Steve ? :shock: :lol: :lol:
by TraderVic
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The explosion in Beirut
Replies: 39
Views: 2720

Re: The explosion in Beirut

Yes, I'm aware the material needs ignition by one means or another.
Just like years past, many farmers blew stumps using a bag of ammonium nitrate and a stick of dynamite.
Conservation agencies used the same combination to create pothole wetlands around the US.
by TraderVic
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The explosion in Beirut
Replies: 39
Views: 2720

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 TraderVic
Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sunday Question
Replies: 7
Views: 991

Re: Sunday Question

Also, the evil one spinning lies in your head.
by TraderVic
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Things I miss: Really good Hardware Stores, and AXEs
Replies: 17
Views: 1510

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

Council here in the US still make a good axe, as does Snow & Nealy too. I like a small axe with me when I'm working the hydraulic splitter, to separate pieces when narly fibers won't let go. True. Both are sold here in a local logging store. FYI, there is about a 10 year stretch in which Snow & Nea...
by TraderVic
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Things I miss: Really good Hardware Stores, and AXEs
Replies: 17
Views: 1510

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

Council here in the US still make a good axe, as does Snow & Nealy too.
I like a small axe with me when I'm working the hydraulic splitter, to separate pieces when narly fibers won't let go.
by TraderVic
Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This looks fun.....(Smarter Every Day guy)
Replies: 10
Views: 1031

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

3leggedturtle wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:50 am
I'd be more interested in doing a ride along in a Wart Hog. Todd
Now that would be fun !
It would be interesting to see some gun camera footage from these in either of the Gulf Wars.
by TraderVic
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This looks fun.....(Smarter Every Day guy)
Replies: 10
Views: 1031

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

While on the gun line in the Tonkin Gulf, we saw F-4's flying all of the time. Easy to recognize with their exhaust trail.
One morning while at quarters on the ASROC deck, an F-4 came over us (from behind) just over our masts.
We saw it fly over, then the jet trail hit us. Talk about fill our pants !
by TraderVic
Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Back Deck, or Front Porch.....
Replies: 5
Views: 564

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

Not exactly an MG 42, but it does look like fun.
by TraderVic
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Done
Replies: 7
Views: 811

Re: Anthony Imperato, More than Just Hinting . . . .

Interesting, I've been sitting on the fence for a long time about a Henry BBS in 357. I've handled/fondled a few of these rifles and they fit real comfortable, but I've been somewhat hesitant. Can't quite put my finger on it, so to speak. To make matters a bit worse, a gun shop about 35 minutes from...
by TraderVic
Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 28 gauge
Replies: 12
Views: 555

Re: 28 gauge

You must shoot a lot of skeet and/or clays ?
by TraderVic
Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just one of those things I thought about today
Replies: 12
Views: 1141

Re: Just one of those things I thought about today

I remember when the McDonald's sign touted "over 400,000 sold".
Right before I went on active duty, I paid $0.09/gallon for gasoline. There was a gas war in my town.
by TraderVic
Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Done
Replies: 12
Views: 976

Re: Interesting Article on Fox Business This Morning

If you can learn to like our winters, the Upper Midwest (aside from the Twin Cities) doesn't attract too many citidiots.
by TraderVic
Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New look for gun forums
Replies: 5
Views: 654

Re: New look for gun forums

Like yourself, I read & listen way more than I post. Maybe in my case this is a good thing. Anyway, I've read similar comments in other forums (Shootersforum, rugerforum.net) about changes in the structure, format(s), etc., I reckon it is what it is. The administrators said the new formats were easi...
by TraderVic
Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday TraderVic.
Replies: 4
Views: 355

Re: Happy Birthday TraderVic.

gamekeeper wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:02 am
Have a GREAT DAY . . . . . .😀
Thank you. It's a blessing to turn 67 !
by TraderVic
Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "How To Get a NEW Levergun into the House"
Replies: 22
Views: 2238

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

In my younger days, when my wife did somehow figure out I had a new gun, I would grovel & beg forgiveness. The snack bar would be closed for awhile, but I still had the gun :wink:
by TraderVic
Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: gun confiscation
Replies: 27
Views: 1742

Re: gun confiscation

This is where my wife asks me "what did you get at MidwayUSA that costs $500?"
by TraderVic
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: gun confiscation
Replies: 27
Views: 1742

Re: gun confiscation

Unfortunately this coming November ; "Stupid is as Stupid Does", has so much riding on it

Yep, scary times for sure !
by TraderVic
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1654 fps with 130 grain 327 Federal in Henry Levergun
Replies: 10
Views: 694

Re: 1654 fps with 130 grain 327 Federal in Henry Levergun

Aperture (peep) sights are quite effective and I have them on both of my leverguns, however - as I age the target must get closer (or vice versa) for me shoot accurately.
Now a 4x8' sheet of plywood, painted white with a dark paper plate in the center......that's a different story :lol:
by TraderVic
Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1654 fps with 130 grain 327 Federal in Henry Levergun
Replies: 10
Views: 694

Re: 1654 fps with 130 grain 327 Federal in Henry Levergun

I've been "studying" the 327 Federal for awhile. Also like the looks of the Henry BBS rifles. Do any of you guys also have a 327 revolver to go with your rifles ?