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by rock-steady
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Best Gun
Replies: 6
Views: 59

Re: The Best Gun

Learn to run it without having to think "how" ...

For me it would be:

Marlin Lever Gun
Remington 870
Colt 1911A1
by rock-steady
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What We Currently Have Is Probably All We'll Get
Replies: 34
Views: 748

Re: What We Currently Have Is Probably All We'll Get

Check out the Umarex Air Saber. The Umarex AirSaber uses high-pressure air to propel a 376-grain arrow at velocities up to 450 feet per second with a fully charged air tank. Arrows shot from a full tank reach energy levels over 169 ft-lbs. This is more than enough for hunting big game and is, in fac...
by rock-steady
Tue Dec 08, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: COVID-19 in perspective
Replies: 9
Views: 630

Re: COVID-19 in perspective

Medical errors cause an estimated 250,000 deaths in the United States annually.
by rock-steady
Mon Dec 07, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sunday morning......
Replies: 6
Views: 563

Re: Sunday morning......

https://youtu.be/tOXW0EqYSQc

Tora! Tora! Tora!

I remember watching this old movie when I was a kid. I was practically raised by WW2 veterans.

I hope I can measure up in their eyes and they would be proud of me one day.
by rock-steady
Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite combinations. (Rifle and handgun)
Replies: 25
Views: 864

Re: Favorite combinations. (Rifle and handgun)

I tend to use the Big Little approach.

When I carry a small caliber rifle like a Marlin 39A, I usually carry a Ruger Super Blackhawk in 44Mag.

When I carry a large caliber rifle like a Marlin 444, I may also carry a Ruger Mark II in 22LR.
by rock-steady
Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ok, One Knife, if you
Replies: 23
Views: 613

Re: Ok, One Knife, if you

jeepnik, this one is made in the USA....

https://ontarioknife.com/collections/cl ... 7362565206

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by rock-steady
Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ok, One Knife, if you
Replies: 23
Views: 613

Re: Ok, One Knife, if you

I'd have to have a large three blade Stockman pocket knife.
by rock-steady
Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This looks fun (22 WMR)
Replies: 9
Views: 469

Re: This looks fun (22 WMR)

I went with the 22 Hornet. Single shot rifle and handloads. Bullet weights from 30gr to 52gr work well. L'ilGun is my powder of choice for the Hornet.
by rock-steady
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New (to me) Schofields Edit: Now with holsters I made
Replies: 38
Views: 1658

Re: New (to me) Schofields Edit: Now with holsters I made

I am in awe of your leatherwork! I love the way you made the cartridge loops in the gun belt. :D

I have always wanted a Schofield, but never seem to have the funds.... :mrgreen:
by rock-steady
Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Homemade knife sheath.
Replies: 21
Views: 827

Re: Homemade knife sheath.

piller, your sheath is a lot better than my first couple of attempts.

I used the tops off a pair of old leather engineer boots to make knife sheaths. I sharpened a nail and used it as a punch for the stitches and used monofilament fishing line to sew it all up.

:oops:
by rock-steady
Mon Aug 24, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Homemade knife sheath.
Replies: 21
Views: 827

Re: Homemade knife sheath.

You should try it....leatherworking is a great hobby. I've been making holsters, magazine carriers, machete, hatchet and knife sheaths and all kinds of belt pouches. This week, I have made two magazine carriers for Glock 17 mags and one magazine carrier for a Glock 19 and a small pouch for an apertu...
by rock-steady
Sun Aug 23, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best Stocked GunShop in Your Area
Replies: 16
Views: 614

Re: Best Stocked GunShop in Your Area

Benton Shooters Supply in Benton, Tennessee.

https://www.bentonshooters.com/
by rock-steady
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Things I miss: Really good Hardware Stores, and AXEs
Replies: 17
Views: 1212

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

The best axe I have is a single bit felling axe, which I have owned for about 30 years. Found the ol axe head at the base of a big old blackjack oak tree. Must have been there for a hundred years,. Cleaned off the surface discolorization and put a new hicokry handle in it and hit it a few times with...
by rock-steady
Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: JEFF QUINN
Replies: 26
Views: 1639

Re: JEFF QUINN

Good bye, Mr. Jeff.. You will be missed down here.
by rock-steady
Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Man With Guts, and a BAR
Replies: 7
Views: 621

Re: A Man With Guts, and a BAR

Knappie is the very definition of Hero.

My Grandfather was a BAR gunner with the 45th Division 157th Infantry in France and Germany in 1944-45.
by rock-steady
Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Very Disappointed In Westin Nerf Bars
Replies: 23
Views: 1380

Re: Very Disappointed In Westin Nerf Bars

I'm with the gamekeeper on this one.

Why put a metal bar on your vehicle that would seal your exit door in the event of an accident? :?
by rock-steady
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question / POLL
Replies: 115
Views: 8951

Re: Question / POLL

I'm 55. Started going hunting with my Grandpa when I was 5. Killed my first deer when I was 8. Started handloading when I was 14. Started casting boolits when I was 45. Started powder-coating cast boolits last month.
by rock-steady
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lonesome Dove.
Replies: 13
Views: 1491

Re: Lonesome Dove.

https://youtu.be/nBG2IxzEn7g

Gus and call at the bar.... :lol:
by rock-steady
Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Just Couldn't Help Myself!!
Replies: 4
Views: 458

Re: I Just Couldn't Help Myself!!

Happy Birthday BB! :D
by rock-steady
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For those of you that appreciate vintage military arms
Replies: 17
Views: 1019

Re: For those of you that appreciate vintage military arms

Congratulations! That is a true classic. I don't know why, but I have always wanted a Broomhandle Mauser! :mrgreen:
by rock-steady
Fri Apr 17, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SPAM
Replies: 20
Views: 1216

Re: SPAM

While I wouldn't want to have Spam every day, a Spam sandwich on fresh Bunny bread with Duke's mayonnaise and a sliced homegrown tomato is pretty dang good.

Also, fried Spam with scrambled eggs and grits and tomato gravy is a fine breakfast every once in a while.... :)
by rock-steady
Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIP: Brian Dennehy (actor)
Replies: 11
Views: 953

Re: RIP: Brian Dennehy (actor)

He was great as Sheriff Will Teasle in Rambo: First Blood.
by rock-steady
Fri Apr 17, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Primer pocket thingy?
Replies: 14
Views: 1000

Re: Primer pocket thingy?

I use the pointed end of my hand held RCBS deburring tool. Just a few quick turns is all it takes.
by rock-steady
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Legendary WW2 Aircraft
Replies: 5
Views: 578

Legendary WW2 Aircraft

I found this video on youtube while showing my grandson some "a-planes".

He don't care much for modern jet aircraft. He likes the old piston and rotary engine sounds.

https://youtu.be/6dwgLvGs6uE
by rock-steady
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Positive comments about Buck Knives
Replies: 19
Views: 909

Re: Positive comments about Buck Knives

+1 Buck Knives!
by rock-steady
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UhOh....He's Coming After Our AR-14s
Replies: 12
Views: 759

Re: UhOh....He's Coming After Our AR-14s

Image

PSA "ANGRYJOE-14" AR-14 Stripped Lower Receiver

palmettostatearmory.com/
by rock-steady
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Corona mask
Replies: 16
Views: 917

Re: Corona mask

Try this link...
https://www.facebook.com/1739488487/thing ... &d=n&vh=e

A mask just won't do.....you must have complete ventalatory protection. :roll:
by rock-steady
Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruger No. 1 A.S.S.R.A
Replies: 29
Views: 1402

Re: Ruger No. 1 A.S.S.R.A

30/30 Winchester. 8)

or I've always wanted a 6.5/06.
by rock-steady
Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COFFEE!!
Replies: 42
Views: 1660

Re: COFFEE!!

Hot Coffee.....gotta have it. We make it on the gas stove in a stainless steel percolator. Hot! Mr.Coffee type machines just do not get it hot enough. My lovely bride signed me up for the Black Rifle Coffee Club for my birthday last year. Best present ever. BRCC sends me a different coffee every mon...
by rock-steady
Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: old gun powder
Replies: 17
Views: 1006

Re: old gun powder

I have a 1lb cardboard can of Red Dot from 1982. I still use it every now and then for 357 snake stopper loads.

It still looks and smells fine and goes boom when lit.
by rock-steady
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NEW Colt Python
Replies: 33
Views: 2327

Re: NEW Colt Python

I won't get rid of my 686, but I will probably have to get a new Python. Just because... :)
by rock-steady
Sat Dec 14, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lets'have a contest ...... everyone post a Christmas rifle story.
Replies: 17
Views: 1181

Re: Lets'have a contest ...... everyone post a Christmas rifle story.

Not a rifle story, but for Christmas when I was 13yo, I really, really, really wanted a Remington 870 Wingmaster 12 gauge. I had already killed a couple of deer with an ancient Eastern Arms 16 gauge single-barrel and a few more with my older brother's hand-me-down Revelation 12 gauge single-barrel. ...
by rock-steady
Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Introduced: Tesla Electric Pickup Truck
Replies: 45
Views: 3060

Re: Introduced: Tesla Electric Pickup Truck

I'll hold out until they get the solar charging option worked out. I mean if a solar charging Rover can be built, sent to Mars and run for 14 years, they must be real close to being able to build solar charging 4x4 pickups....right? https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2019/02/nasa-mars-rover-...
by rock-steady
Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For those curious about the 350 Legend....
Replies: 35
Views: 1647

Re: For those curious about the 350 Legend....

I was mildly interested when the .350 Legend was announced.....that faded quickly when I found out about the .355 diameter. I've a good bit of experience with a .357 Maximum single shot rifle and it is very effective on whitetails out to about 150 yards. Devastating closer in at 30 to 75 yards. Why ...
by rock-steady
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: We Let These People Teach Our Children?????!!!!!!!
Replies: 30
Views: 1333

Re: We Let These People Teach Our Children?????!!!!!!!

To paraphrase Lynyrd Skynyrd.......

I hope soy boy Jackson Kernion will remember....a Rural Man don't need him around anyhow.
by rock-steady
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Words
Replies: 54
Views: 1942

Re: Words

+1 on "shottie" :twisted:

One that sticks in my craw....."prolly"....instead of probably. Oh, and referring to a rifle as a "stick". :twisted: :twisted:
by rock-steady
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Never in my life
Replies: 11
Views: 771

Re: Never in my life

I have a half Chihuahua half Toy Poodle (I think). He wandered up a few years ago nearly starved and dirty. He adopted me as his human.

I call him Old Man Brody....he's five pounds of wolverine and werewolf when he's mad...I'm talking about a whirling fang filled shaggy tornado. :shock:
by rock-steady
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WORD
Replies: 5
Views: 360

Re: WORD

Isaiah 41:10 10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. Isaiah 43:2 2 When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they ...
by rock-steady
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speaking of things that sting
Replies: 24
Views: 937

Re: Speaking of things that sting

Anyone ever get stung by a Cow Ant? Big ol orange and black fuzzy ant? When we were kids, we were always told to avoid the cow ants and they would sting the fire out of you. I was showing out to my brother and cousin and picked one up... one time . I picked up the cow ant and said, "See they won't s...
by rock-steady
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Idiots
Replies: 14
Views: 841

Re: Idiots

Several years ago, I was driving along a gravel road in a National Forest, headed to a spot I wanted to hunt deer. As I rounded a curve in the road, I saw a truck about 1/4 mile ahead parked off the road. A Nimrod was looking at me through his rifle scope propped over the corner of the hood. As I pu...
by rock-steady
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New member of the family
Replies: 14
Views: 1014

Re: New member of the family

I'm happy for you and Sugar. A good dog is a blessing.

As i type this, a tiny poodle/chihuahua sits beside me in my chair and a miniature fox terrier is perched on my shoulder like a pirate's parrot! :D
by rock-steady
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which gun?
Replies: 19
Views: 1022

Re: Which gun?

An Emu has very large talons....I suggest a 45/70 with 405gr Jacketed Flat Point bullets.

:shock:
by rock-steady
Sat May 25, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rim fire fun
Replies: 7
Views: 522

Re: Rim fire fun

Also 45 or so years ago, my Uncle James (he died in 2010) and I had a similar rimfire game with his Winchester lever action model 150. He kept a giant glass jar full of loose 22LR rounds on a table next to the back door. We would each reach in an grab a handful and head out into the woods and fields...
by rock-steady
Sat May 18, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sad night in the persion gulf.....
Replies: 12
Views: 894

Re: Sad night in the persion gulf.....

After the attack on USS Stark, I worked on this ship, repairs at Mayport and later at Pascagoula.

The inside of most of main deck was burnt black. How anyone survived was a miracle....
by rock-steady
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One rifle, one pistol
Replies: 148
Views: 6635

Re: One rifle, one pistol

Remington 870 12 Gauge 3"

Ruger Super Blackhawk 44Mag 5 1/2".
by rock-steady
Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Brand New Winchester Calibre At Shot Show
Replies: 38
Views: 2294

Re: A Brand New Winchester Calibre At Shot Show

After a second look at the video, I think the magazine is for a long bolt action, not an AR15.



0:52 https://youtu.be/_7CoDqXb8ho
by rock-steady
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Brand New Winchester Calibre At Shot Show
Replies: 38
Views: 2294

Re: A Brand New Winchester Calibre At Shot Show

Looks like they "re-discovered" the .351 Winchester Self-Loading.

In the video from the SHOT show, something looked wrong with the AR magazine. Is the 350 Legend a "Long Action" and have to use a AR-10 size receiver?

I'll stick with the 300BLK and 357 Maximum.
by rock-steady
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Louis Lamour Westerns - Your favorites
Replies: 34
Views: 2279

Re: Louis Lamour Westerns - Your favorites

Thanks for the replies. One reason I want my nephews to read Louis L`Amour is the moral lessons he put in almost every book. The good guy does the right thing at the right time and usually prevails in the end.

My two favorites are Hondo and Flint.
by rock-steady
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Louis Lamour Westerns - Your favorites
Replies: 34
Views: 2279

Louis Lamour Westerns - Your favorites

I have two nephews turning 12 years old next month. I want to introduce them to Louis L`Amour's westerns. I'm pretty sure they have never even heard of Louis L`Amour and may have never even read a paperback book, what with smartphones, computers & x-box etc. If you had to pick two of his westerns, w...