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by Pisgah
Thu Jun 17, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for aperture sights for my 336 Texan
Replies: 7
Views: 133

Re: Looking for aperture sights for my 336 Texan

You've gotten some good suggestions. Mine would be to hunt up a vintage Lyman or Redfield -- can be a bit pricey, but lots of class.. Whatever you choose, though, be aware that many folks (me included) do find that a receiver sight will require a higher front sight.
by Pisgah
Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some people become magnetic after vaccine
Replies: 26
Views: 420

Re: Some people become magnetic after vaccine

So THAT'S why my wife and two firemen had to pry me off my garage door the other night...
by Pisgah
Tue Jun 08, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You Can't Make This Stuff Up: Washington Edition
Replies: 6
Views: 220

Re: You Can't Make This Stuff Up: Washington Edition

Blaine wrote:
Tue Jun 08, 2021 2:12 pm
Will a double dose of vaccine hurt you? Asking for a friend. :twisted:
Well, I don't know -- but 'd sure trust 100% what anyone online tells you. (Not!)
by Pisgah
Tue Jun 08, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You Can't Make This Stuff Up: Washington Edition
Replies: 6
Views: 220

Re: You Can't Make This Stuff Up: Washington Edition

If weed is not your buzz of choice, several breweries here in SC and in NC are giving away free beer for those getting vaccinated. :o :lol:
by Pisgah
Thu Jun 03, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT- Two year project
Replies: 35
Views: 1479

Re: OT- Two year project

Oh, baby, what a ride! Nicely done.
by Pisgah
Thu Jun 03, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Launch day!
Replies: 18
Views: 503

Re: Launch day!

'Tis a bonnie boat! Fair winds and smooth seas to her and all who go in her.
by Pisgah
Tue Jun 01, 2021 6:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: frog lube
Replies: 29
Views: 866

Re: frog lube

gamekeeper wrote:
Tue Jun 01, 2021 6:14 am
I'm using Singer Sewing Machine oil at the moment, seems ok... :wink:
+1. Easy to find (Walmart sewing section), inexpensive, works as well as any of the "wonder lubes" on the market.
by Pisgah
Thu May 27, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pics of a couple of recent acquisitions...
Replies: 14
Views: 977

Re: Pics of a couple of recent acquisitions...

Paying up for top quality is something you'll rarely regret. Beautiful guns!
by Pisgah
Tue May 25, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What do you guys think about these UFO's recently...?
Replies: 75
Views: 5350

Re: What do you guys think about these UFO's recently...?

I don't know what these things are, but it always strikes me as humorous when someone says, "This thing defied the laws of physics" -- as if we really KNEW the laws of physics...
by Pisgah
Mon May 24, 2021 6:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: anyone use 30-30 bullets in their
Replies: 10
Views: 877

Re: anyone use 30-30 bullets in their

Sure, they'll work. Since bullets meant for the .30-30 are generally constructed to expand at slower speeds than the .308 or .30-06 you may find that they tend to come apart on large game.
by Pisgah
Wed May 19, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Questions for ex Military....
Replies: 14
Views: 1326

Re: Questions for ex Military....

>If you can convince his family to do it they can have a 72 hour mental hold put on him without his consent. Law Enforcement can do it as well if they feel he is a >danger to himself or others. Thats about all you can do. And maybe that won't even work. Police have taken my cousin in twice for 72-ho...
by Pisgah
Wed May 19, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Questions for ex Military....
Replies: 14
Views: 1326

Re: Questions for ex Military....

I wish I had an answer for you, but this country has neither the legal ways nor the medical means to adequately address the mental health needs of its citizens, veteran or no. I have a cousin who has suffered from extreme mental illness for decades, beginning with his Navy service in Vietnam, and al...
by Pisgah
Sat May 15, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Dr Bhakdi must see
Replies: 13
Views: 1731

Re: Dr Bhakdi must see

I do declare! It's the John Birchers! I thought they'd died out 50 years ago...
by Pisgah
Fri Apr 30, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Southern Are You?"
Replies: 68
Views: 5093

Re: How Southern Are You?"

Not only have I eaten every item on the list, but I have ingredients on hand to make 90% of them.
by Pisgah
Wed Apr 28, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Knock me over with a feather -- good guys win!
Replies: 11
Views: 617

Knock me over with a feather -- good guys win!

My best friend and 40+ year hunting buddy and I have often lamented our mutual lifelong lack of financial success. Not that either of us is poor, but while we chugged along others we knew rocketed to comparative great wealth. Why them and not us?, we wonder. And generally we reach the conclusion tha...
by Pisgah
Wed Apr 28, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finally Got To The Range With The 480 Achilles
Replies: 6
Views: 349

Re: Finally Got To The Range With The 480 Achilles

Here I've just signed the sweetest hunting lease of my lifetime, with a season of expense and work ahead to get it ready for opening day -- and you go and post a siren-like distraction like the Achilles. Dang it, Jim! Shooting that has to be one powerfully satisfying thing...
by Pisgah
Thu Apr 22, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: found some 44 special 240 grain winchester ammo
Replies: 7
Views: 454

Re: found some 44 special 240 grain winchester ammo

My .44 Spec and .45 LC lead bullet plinking loads all gain right around 200 fps when shot from a 20" barrel vs. 6" to 7.5" revolvers.
by Pisgah
Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quick trip to our cabin in PA
Replies: 12
Views: 564

Re: Quick trip to our cabin in PA

I can relate! I opened up our family's cabin in the mountains of western NC this week. Neatened up the yard, made a couple of minor repairs , gave the place a good cleaning, and made a to-do list for this year's projects. Enough work in a day to guarantee a good night's sleep, relaxing in a most sat...
by Pisgah
Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hawes Single Action
Replies: 15
Views: 802

Re: Hawes Single Action

>My unprofessional guess is that Ruger did them in like Ruger did with the Great Western single actions.

They were made by JP Sauer & Sohn in West Germany.
by Pisgah
Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hunting From a Canoe
Replies: 39
Views: 2652

Re: Hunting From a Canoe

It’s illegal to hunt from a moving watercraft here. Here, it's illegal to SHOOT from a water conveyance, but not to use a canoe to transport yourself to the hunting ground. A friend and I have often canoed the nearby Tyger River to National Forest lands where we find lots of deer -- and never anoth...
by Pisgah
Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CCI ALL Copper .22 LR
Replies: 19
Views: 799

Re: CCI ALL Copper .22 LR

I am seeing some interesting material on Federal's Punch .22lr load. Designed for personal defense, 29 gr. lead flat point, 1070 FPS -- out of a 2" barrel! A couple of gel test videos I have seen show penetration of 10 to 16" or so depending on barrel length, with good temporary and permanent wound ...
by Pisgah
Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Levergun accuracy
Replies: 49
Views: 3363

Re: Levergun accuracy

Once upon a time I had a Marlin 336 collection that at its peak numbered somewhere in the 30s. All were shot, and any one of them could pretty much deliver a 2 moa group with no bother. Some loads shot better than others in some guns, but most anything did at least okay in all of those guns. The bes...
by Pisgah
Sat Mar 27, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blast from the past....
Replies: 20
Views: 1734

Re: Blast from the past....

I ain't much for all this newfangled stuff, but this here .357 has got me curious... :D
by Pisgah
Thu Mar 18, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why 44's now?
Replies: 44
Views: 3292

Re: Why 44's now?

Ever since the .44 Magnum came to be people have clamored for lever action carbines -- so much so that early on conversion of Winchester 1892s to the new magnum were popular. So it's nothing new.
by Pisgah
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dealin with the Prophylactic Grips
Replies: 19
Views: 773

Re: Dealin with the Prophylactic Grips

Lookin' good! A round-butt K-frame with a T-grip -- the absolutely perfect combo for my hand.
by Pisgah
Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: anyone shot hornady 357 158XTP at low speeds?
Replies: 7
Views: 373

Re: anyone shot hornady 357 158XTP at low speeds?

The reason you'll not find any really low-velocity loads with jacketed bullets has nothing to do with expansion but rather the fact that they have a higher coefficient of friction than cast bullets. Go too slow, even just a few FPS, and you risk a bullet sticking in the bore. Don't ever go lower tha...
by Pisgah
Sat Feb 06, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Can Make Cool Stuff, Too, Pitchy
Replies: 9
Views: 581

Re: I Can Make Cool Stuff, Too, Pitchy

I could swear that was my work... :D
by Pisgah
Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Albino deer...
Replies: 10
Views: 586

Re: Albino deer...

Through 54 years of hunting them I have seen several white but non-albino deer, and many, many piebalds. One corner of our county is noted for a high proportion of piebald. deer. Exactly once I have seen a true albino, killed by a friend's son.
by Pisgah
Sun Dec 27, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: redneck flashlight mount
Replies: 15
Views: 1005

Re: redneck flashlight mount

I've cut a couple of big rubber bands from an old bicycle inner tube to do the job. These work well, are easy to remove when you don't need the ight, nothing scratched and no adhesive residue to clean off.
by Pisgah
Thu Dec 24, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: See through mount for model 94
Replies: 3
Views: 384

Re: See through mount for model 94

Yes, you can probably shim it enough to make it work. But the real solution is to get rid of the see-thru mount. They don't really allow you to use the scope or the sights very effectively.
by Pisgah
Fri Dec 18, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many states..
Replies: 21
Views: 1587

Re: How many states..

47, missing only Minnesota, Nevada and Hawaii.
by Pisgah
Thu Dec 10, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: shoulder replacement
Replies: 14
Views: 1121

Re: shoulder replacement

My mother, 89, has had both shoulders replaced within the past 14 months. She did fine.
by Pisgah
Thu Dec 10, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Social Distancing Christmas
Replies: 9
Views: 681

Re: Social Distancing Christmas

I am not complying with any government mandates. What I am doing is following the sensible precautions that physicians I know and trust have given me. Those precautions just happen to be pretty much the same as the government's strictest guidelines. No one has to order me in from the rain.
by Pisgah
Tue Dec 08, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Both Sides of a Story..."
Replies: 12
Views: 1358

Re: "Both Sides of a Story..."

Two observations: 1.Everything you see in the media is broadcast for the purpose not of informing you, but of selling you something. It may be toothpaste or a car; it may be some political idea. Whatever. 2. Unfortunately, these days most people don't want both sides of the story, so the more one-si...
by Pisgah
Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First blood with 300 savage
Replies: 20
Views: 1673

Re: First blood with 300 savage

No surprise here. Fine gun, fine cartridge. Congratulations!
by Pisgah
Sun Dec 06, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What’s under your bed?
Replies: 37
Views: 2474

Re: What’s under your bed?

For me, it's a Kel-Tec KS7 12 ga., with light and Sig Romeo red dot sight. As short as the Mossberg and Remington shorties but with an 18" barrel and a shoulder stock.
by Pisgah
Sat Dec 05, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Done
Replies: 18
Views: 1725

Re: For Those Who Think Facebook Isn't Anti White, Anti American . . . . .

Since my opinion of all so-called social media is that they are all completely anti-social it's no surprise to me they're considered anti-anything-else. Like the common addiction to network TV news, Facebook et al are at best a colossal waste of anyone's time and energy, and utterly destructive of c...
by Pisgah
Sat Dec 05, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: La Marseillaise
Replies: 14
Views: 1346

Re: La Marseillaise

I've always thought it ironic that reality has always been the opposite of what the song implies -- ready to roll over and accommodate any invader, but as aggressive as Nazi Germany towards other nations. Yeah, the French backing was a big factor in our winning independence, but on the other hand Fr...
by Pisgah
Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: These bikes are somethin'!
Replies: 15
Views: 1172

Re: These bikes are somethin'!

I bought a Chinese cheapo version of the Janus bikes back in March, a Dongfang DF250 RTG. Powered by a Chinese copy of the Honda CB125 engine, bored out to 229 cc, it makes 16 hp and will do 70 -- briefly, under ideal conditions. But around town or country cruising at 45-55 mph, it's the bee's knees...
by Pisgah
Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 6.5 PRC
Replies: 25
Views: 1671

Re: 6.5 PRC

I just treated myself to a very similar rifle, CZ 527 Carbine in 7.62x39. Over the weekend I put on Millet rings and a Vortex Strike Eagle 1-6x24 scope. Sunday PM a measly shipment of Tulammo and Wolf softpoint ammo showed up via Fedex, and yesterday early I went out to the range to sight her in. I ...
by Pisgah
Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 1894 rear sight changes
Replies: 5
Views: 713

Re: Marlin 1894 rear sight changes

Leave the hood or remove it -- personal choice. Some folks like to leave it in place when they go to a peep sight. Me, I take 'em off even with the issue sights. Most folks find that when they put on a receiver sight they need a higher front sight because the receiver sight is higher than the standa...
by Pisgah
Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If we had to hunt for our food I am not sure what I would do ..
Replies: 12
Views: 1103

Re: If we had to hunt for our food I am not sure what I would do ..

JimT wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:08 pm
I have no clue where Krispy Kreme's grow!
You have to track them to their lair by reading the sign -- "HOT NOW!"
by Pisgah
Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94 30-30
Replies: 8
Views: 801

Re: Winchester 94 30-30

I've owned two 94's of 1980's vintage and both required the lever be firmly squeezed to activate the trigger. I eventually got used to it, but it took a while, and neither rifle became a favorite of mine because of this "feature".
by Pisgah
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Done
Replies: 19
Views: 1334

Re: Now I'm REALLY Upset!!

You know what's really intolerable to me? Whenever an American's right to protest against whatever they wish is denied, so long as they are doing no violence to anyone. I don't have to agree with them or even listen to them -- or watch a stupid football game.
by Pisgah
Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: From a black Democrat no less...
Replies: 8
Views: 974

Re: From a black Democrat no less...

Imagine that! A black Democrat who is also an honorable, sensible, right-thinking human being! Who'd'a thunk it??? :roll:
by Pisgah
Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: chinavirus numbers
Replies: 6
Views: 729

Re: chinavirus numbers

Believe as you wish, my friend. As of today, I have had 6 friends ranging in age from 45 to 81 die with the virus. One, 55 years old, had been diagnosed with colon cancer and had just finished his final treatment a month before he came down with it and had been celebrating his last report of "no tum...
by Pisgah
Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Connected with "Gunny" JReed Today
Replies: 5
Views: 582

Re: Connected with "Gunny" JReed Today

You reached out in friendship to a guy after he tried to sell you a boat? You are a noble, forgiving soul... :lol:
by Pisgah
Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Will a one piece firing pin fix light strikes problem?
Replies: 12
Views: 768

Re: Will a one piece firing pin fix light strikes problem?

What vintage is your 336? I can't recall what date the change occurred, but they used to be made with two positions, or slots, that the hammer spring retainer (actually called the "hammer spring adjustment plate" in some schematics) could be put in to. Sometimes, folks would move the retainer from t...
by Pisgah
Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LEVER GUN AMMO
Replies: 18
Views: 1675

Re: LEVER GUN AMMO

Not saying that's not a heckuva load, but you need to know that TKO is a virtually meaningless number for most hunting loads except in specific circumstances. Specifically, TKO was intended to compare the stunning effect of a head shot on REALLY big game like rhino and elephant. In other words, how ...
by Pisgah
Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AARP, any real advantages?
Replies: 22
Views: 2217

Re: AARP, any real advantages?

You can get all the same benefits without joining an anti-2A organization. That alone is a deal breaker Truth. Every time I have encountered an AARP discount, I have asked if membership in a particular political action group is required for a Senior Citizen's discount. The answer coast-to-coast has...