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by JimT
Mon Aug 08, 2022 9:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Off topic: My little car in the big show.
Replies: 4
Views: 41

Re: Off topic: My little car in the big show.

I have heard .. from good authority ... that if you and your favorite lady are in the car, and you get in the mood .. you have to get OUT of the mood before you can get out of the car!

EDIT PS: All kidding aside, congratulations!
by JimT
Sun Aug 07, 2022 8:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another new knife.
Replies: 21
Views: 405

Re: Another new knife.

This is my favorite belt knife .. worn out of sight. IMG_3593.JPG IMG_3594.JPG I bought because of the recommendation that was written about it. The writer stated that it had a full tang, a thick blade that would not break, a handle that does not hold fingerprints, and it was cheap enough you could ...
by JimT
Sat Aug 06, 2022 12:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 115crows...
Replies: 16
Views: 251

Re: 115crows...

WOW! "4 and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie..." popped into my mind. :lol:
by JimT
Fri Aug 05, 2022 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Short range report with the .357s
Replies: 11
Views: 265

Re: Short range report with the .357s

Any time at the Range is better than being in a cubicle in the Office.
I am betting you really shoot those well.
by JimT
Fri Aug 05, 2022 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Down in Uvalde
Replies: 73
Views: 3218

Thanks for posting that! (nt)

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by JimT
Fri Aug 05, 2022 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One way to pay for a 3-D Printer...
Replies: 9
Views: 191

Re: One way to pay for a 3-D Printer...

jeepnik wrote:
Fri Aug 05, 2022 9:29 am
I wonder if they take zip guns?
Most do. And guns that are partially assembled ....
by JimT
Thu Aug 04, 2022 10:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Small Pistol Primers
Replies: 12
Views: 241

Re: Small Pistol Primers

If you have not seen it, SUPER VEL tested Small Pistol, Small Pistol Magnum and Small Rifle primers in the 9mm. In this video they do pressure testing and velocity. As to using small rifle primer in the .357 and .38 Special ... I have found that most double action revolvers will not reliably fire Sm...
by JimT
Thu Aug 04, 2022 7:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which of your guns would you take to Africa?
Replies: 38
Views: 597

Re: Which of your guns would you take to Africa?

Then there was Peter Held who hunted Africa with his 30-30 Marlin.

https://leverguns.com/articles/peter_held.htm
by JimT
Tue Aug 02, 2022 8:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Handloading
Replies: 2
Views: 140

Re: Handloading

I do enjoy it. I really enjoy it when the temperature is less than 90 F. ......... :roll:
by JimT
Tue Aug 02, 2022 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CHICKENS!
Replies: 7
Views: 222

Re: CHICKENS!

my chickens roosted in trees, AND SO DID THE DUCKS ! All happy as clams. Around a dozen birds, or 10 perhaps. All busy around boat construction and truck reconstruction in their own little cosmos, with sweet dreams. ever seen ducks in trees ? No I haven't but we had goats years ago that would climb...
by JimT
Tue Aug 02, 2022 8:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Handloading
Replies: 2
Views: 140

Handloading

After the heat went off this evening I went to the shop and loaded some .45 Colts. I had an old can of 700X with a small amount of powder left in it and wanted to use it up. I choose the SSK 270 gr. Flat Point and 6.2 gr. of 700X for around 850 fps. Finished out the can of 700X and all is well. Alwa...
by JimT
Tue Aug 02, 2022 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CHICKENS!
Replies: 7
Views: 222

Re: CHICKENS!

piller wrote:
Tue Aug 02, 2022 6:48 pm
Let 'em. Free range birds taste best.
They are free range. I just keep them inside an electric fence overnight. We have predators and anymore I would rather sleep than be up at 2AM with a shotgun and flashlight. :lol:
by JimT
Tue Aug 02, 2022 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CHICKENS!
Replies: 7
Views: 222

CHICKENS!

Going out to the shop the other morning I found this as I passed the chicken pen. 20220726_101857.jpg 20220726_101909.jpg These chickens fly and love to roost in the trees. I finally figured out that they are Identifying as Eagles. (trans-species) I mean, if a man can pretend to be a woman or a woma...
by JimT
Tue Aug 02, 2022 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Handloads by the Bushel -- the Nonte shuffle
Replies: 14
Views: 321

Re: Handloads by the Bushel -- the Nonte shuffle

I like "Grandpa Shuffle" ... although I have a great respect for George Nonte. I was privileged to meet him once, man many years ago.
by JimT
Tue Aug 02, 2022 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: De-escalation skills...
Replies: 12
Views: 260

Re: De-escalation skills...

A close friend of mine is a retired Cop. He has been helping Churches establish Security Teams for a number of years. One of his main classes is to teach Security Teams "Verbal Skills" ... how to talk so as to de-escalate a situation. He is of the opinion that this is lacking in the overall CCW comm...
by JimT
Mon Aug 01, 2022 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mixed primers....
Replies: 4
Views: 187

Re: Mixed primers....

Looks just like some of my reloads.
by JimT
Mon Aug 01, 2022 8:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Handloads by the Bushel -- the Nonte shuffle
Replies: 14
Views: 321

Re: Handloads by the Bushel -- the Nonte shuffle

I do it once in a great while. I do not normally reload in any kind of hurry. I have plenty of time. My Dad used that method. He taught me to reload in the 1950's and he was using it back then on a big old Pacific single stage press. He started reloading in the 1930's.
by JimT
Sat Jul 30, 2022 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Was attacked by a wild dog today
Replies: 12
Views: 450

Re: Was attacked by a wild dog today

Did you injure yourself trying to get away? :lol:
by JimT
Fri Jul 29, 2022 11:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which of your guns would you take to Africa?
Replies: 38
Views: 597

Re: Which of your guns would you take to Africa?

I'd take a Brno in 375 H&H for big stuff and a Ruger Hawkeye in 270 for everything else. @ Jim T: you mentioned taking a Freedom Arms revolver. How easy was it to take a handgun to Africa? Back then it was fairly easy. Only restriction was it had to be a gun designed for hunting. Freedom Arms was h...
by JimT
Fri Jul 29, 2022 11:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which of your guns would you take to Africa?
Replies: 38
Views: 597

Re: Which of your guns would you take to Africa?

piller wrote:
Fri Jul 29, 2022 9:23 pm
Nice pajama donkey. Did you have him made into a rug?
Yes I did. He is in my room, keeping me company.
by JimT
Fri Jul 29, 2022 11:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DOGS - The Unfriendly Kind
Replies: 17
Views: 895

Re: DOGS - The Unfriendly Kind

A guy from the electric company came by to change the meter. Our dogs met him at the gate and he waited until I got them before opening the gate. He said he once stopped at a house and there were a couple dogs barking at him. He asked the lady, "Do they bite?" and she said, "They have teeth don't th...
by JimT
Fri Jul 29, 2022 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: in Texas
Replies: 22
Views: 495

Re: in Texas

piller wrote:
Fri Jul 29, 2022 7:24 pm
Jim, funny as it seems, I have heard that the Gulf Coast is getting rain. It sure isn't making its way up to us.
No sir. I seen frogs carrying canteens! THAT worries me.
by JimT
Fri Jul 29, 2022 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which of your guns would you take to Africa?
Replies: 38
Views: 597

Re: Which of your guns would you take to Africa?

I took my Winchester Model 71 .348 loaded with Barnes 250 gr. jacketed bullets. I also carried my Freedom Arms 454. I ended up using only the Model 71.

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by JimT
Fri Jul 29, 2022 2:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: in Texas
Replies: 22
Views: 495

Re: in Texas

piller wrote:
Fri Jul 29, 2022 2:00 pm
Dallas area, and about 50 miles around is having lots of days over 100°F and lots of nights that don't get below 80°.
That's us down here on the San Gabriel River. And we are a lot further than 50 miles from Dallas. :D
by JimT
Fri Jul 29, 2022 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Sun is really little, and close....
Replies: 5
Views: 234

Re: The Sun is really little, and close....

jeepnik wrote:
Fri Jul 29, 2022 12:51 pm
That was oart of his astronaut shtick. I remember watching it on Ed Sullivan.
Yep. He had one about shooting cigarettes out of the mouth of a relative. He called him "No Nose." :lol:
by JimT
Fri Jul 29, 2022 8:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Sun is really little, and close....
Replies: 5
Views: 234

Re: The Sun is really little, and close....

Years ago there was a comedian by the name of Jose Jimenez. One of the routines was about launching an expedition to the sun. When asked what they were gonna do about the sun's heat, he said they were going to go at night.
by JimT
Thu Jul 28, 2022 5:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: in Texas
Replies: 22
Views: 495

Re: in Texas

For those not familiar with Western WA, that's about 20 over normal. :evil: Blaine .. I grew up in Adams County ... town of Lind, WA. I remember a summer in the 100's. Around 1956 - 57. We had problems with the wheat trucks overheating during harvest. I also remember a winter .. somewhere around 19...
by JimT
Thu Jul 28, 2022 8:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is he up to?
Replies: 14
Views: 756

Re: What is he up to?

It's a big club and you and I ain't in it!
-George Carlin-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5dBZDSSky0

NOTE: If you are not familiar with George Carlin's stuff ... LANGUAGE WARNING!!
by JimT
Wed Jul 27, 2022 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rose Schindler - "Two Who Survived"
Replies: 5
Views: 273

Re: Rose Schindler - "Two Who Survived"

A horrible time on the earth ...
The evil people who did this thought they were doing what was best for the world.
Just like some people today.
by JimT
Wed Jul 27, 2022 9:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Paco is doing really well!
Replies: 8
Views: 273

Paco is doing really well!

You remember he had stents put in last year ... and he has had some health issues off and on since then. He got a nice report from the Doctor this week and is doing well. His daughter sent me a photo this morning. He will be 84 in a couple months. index1.jpg He told me he is still shooting but it's ...
by JimT
Wed Jul 27, 2022 8:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is anyone still shooting a Red Ryder?
Replies: 32
Views: 490

Re: Is anyone still shooting a Red Ryder?

I do.
Been teaching my young grandsons firearms safety .. fundamentals of shooting ... etc. with it. They are not big enough to cock it yet but they are learning to shoot!
Works great for shooing the chickens off the porch. Gotta hit em in the wing if you don't want to seriously damage them.
by JimT
Tue Jul 26, 2022 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For you cap and ball shooters
Replies: 15
Views: 690

Re: For you cap and ball shooters

2ndovc wrote:
Tue Jul 26, 2022 4:26 pm
Midway has CCI #11's in stock as of 5pm / 7/26/22,

I didn't see the OP before Natchezz ran out.

jb 8)
They go fast!
by JimT
Tue Jul 26, 2022 11:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Something has been stealing eggs and eating them ..
Replies: 4
Views: 221

Something has been stealing eggs and eating them ..

leaving the shell pieces in a pile. Last night we set the trap with a single egg in it. This morning there was a young possum in the trap. He had his last meal. The Ruger Bearcat Shopkeeper is no longer virgin. Walking past the chicken pen I saw this .. 20220726_101909.jpg I figure if a man can pret...
by JimT
Tue Jul 26, 2022 8:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PEEP SIGHTS
Replies: 31
Views: 534

Re: PEEP SIGHTS

Yep .... I have 'em on my leverguns. For the Rossi's you can beat Steve's Gunz bolt mounted sight that replaces the crappy safety.
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by JimT
Mon Jul 25, 2022 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Backpacking - backpack guns, that is....
Replies: 9
Views: 786

Re: Backpacking - backpack guns, that is....

Sometimes I carry almost that much stuff just going from the house to the shop!
by JimT
Sun Jul 24, 2022 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For you cap and ball shooters
Replies: 15
Views: 690

Re: For you cap and ball shooters

I was in the "buy them whenever you find them on sale" mode for years just to stock up. Like most I'm now in the "buy them when you find them - period" mode, and haven't seen any in any local stores for 2 years now. :cry: :cry: :evil: I picked some up at Academy a few months ago. Haven't seen them ...
by JimT
Sun Jul 24, 2022 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For you cap and ball shooters
Replies: 15
Views: 690

Re: For you cap and ball shooters

BobM wrote:
Sun Jul 24, 2022 6:44 pm
I bought a couple tins yesterday at a SW Ohio Walmart. I’d not seen any in quite a while
That great! Saved paying shipping and HazMat.
by JimT
Sun Jul 24, 2022 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For you cap and ball shooters
Replies: 15
Views: 690

Re: For you cap and ball shooters

It's nuts! I haven't needed percussion caps in a while but it seems in my restocking of supplies during a period of political calm, I only bought large primers. Last week I bought a box each of small rifle and small pistol and the tally was over $200! Unbelievable. I'm used to them being $30-$35 a ...
by JimT
Sun Jul 24, 2022 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For you cap and ball shooters
Replies: 15
Views: 690

Re: For you cap and ball shooters

Nath wrote:
Sun Jul 24, 2022 2:25 am
Thanks Jim. It is however a little far for me.

The store yesterday had none, no large rifle primers or lead shot. I don't know what the world is coming to.
I have a pretty good idea what it's coming to but I refrain from using language like that on a forum visited by females and younger folks.
by JimT
Sun Jul 24, 2022 9:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: earliest handloading of metallic centrefires
Replies: 5
Views: 403

Re: earliest handloading of metallic centrefires

piller wrote:
Sun Jul 24, 2022 6:16 am
When delivery was by animal powered wagon, you had to plan ahead.
These days, when delivery is non-existent, if you haven't planned ahead you are in trouble.
I wouldn't mind delivery by animal powered wagon as long as it eventually got to me.
by JimT
Sat Jul 23, 2022 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For you cap and ball shooters
Replies: 15
Views: 690

For you cap and ball shooters

Natchez has CCI #11 Magnum percussion caps

OUT OF STOCK.

THEY GO QUICKLY!
by JimT
Sat Jul 23, 2022 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feel better now.
Replies: 4
Views: 235

They work very well ...

This is from a Marlin that Mic McPherson built ...
150 yards
3 shots
130 gr. Speer FN Hot Cor
40.5 gr. LeveRevolution
CCI 350 Primer
Federal cases
130 Speer w LVR.jpg
by JimT
Fri Jul 22, 2022 3:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Shooting Drills
Replies: 5
Views: 343

New Shooting Drills

Dicken Drill: Start on beep. Draw from concealment. Fire 10 rounds on standard silhouette at 40 yards. Par time 15 seconds. Go = 8 hits on target Wilson Drill: Start on beep. Draw from concealment. Fire 1 round to the head box on standard silhouette at 10 yards. Par time 3 seconds. Go = hit on targ...
by JimT
Fri Jul 22, 2022 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: earliest handloading of metallic centrefires
Replies: 5
Views: 403

Re: earliest handloading of metallic centrefires

Good article on early reloading by Brian Pearce ...

https://loaddata.com/Article/LoadDevelo ... nymore/448
by JimT
Wed Jul 20, 2022 3:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayers for Nath and Gamekeeper
Replies: 23
Views: 1463

Re: Prayers for Nath and Gamekeeper

Grizz wrote:
Wed Jul 20, 2022 9:31 am
A BOWL OF ICE IN FRONT OF A SMALL FAN IS A LIFE SAVER
Two bowls.
One in front of the fan.
Dump the other in your shorts.
Instant cool! :lol:
by JimT
Wed Jul 20, 2022 3:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Man with CCW stops an active shooter ...
Replies: 31
Views: 1033

Re: Man with CCW stops an active shooter ...

Blaine wrote:
Wed Jul 20, 2022 2:08 pm
This is 'bout right :(
Good one Blaine!
by JimT
Wed Jul 20, 2022 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Man with CCW stops an active shooter ...
Replies: 31
Views: 1033

Re: Man with CCW stops an active shooter ...

I disregard any signs stating I can't carry. They might as well put up a sign stating "Open season on humans, no guns in here!" They have no idea I'm carrying, and that's the way I always want it no matter where I am. If it is concealed properly, who is gonna know? I have carried a handgun for most...
by JimT
Wed Jul 20, 2022 9:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "As You Get Older..."
Replies: 18
Views: 1032

Re: "As You Get Older..."

Yep, too old to fight or run. But a 1911 in a cross draw OWB make me feel all warm and fuzzy. If you can lift your arm you are never too old to fight. :) I am sure you have read of Plains Indians who when they were old, staked themselves out for one last chance with their enemies. I love the scene ...