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by Bill in Oregon
Wed Jan 27, 2021 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are the chances Ruger will...
Replies: 16
Views: 349

Re: What are the chances Ruger will...

My guess is that Ruger's engineers are going over the 94 and 336 microscopically, writing new CAD programs and talking with marketing. I would be very surprised if they don't substitute investment-cast frames for the old forged ones. Other than to uphold tradition, there is no reason not to.
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Jan 26, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The chances are ....
Replies: 21
Views: 255

Re: The chances are ....

Now wait a minute GK, I have a lot of Ls and Ws in my names, Mister! :lol:
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big Brown Truck Just Dropped Off 18,000 Rounds
Replies: 16
Views: 312

Re: Big Brown Truck Just Dropped Off 18,000 Rounds

Blaine, you're not supposed to tell people about the availability of airgun pellets, man! Keep it a secret! Glad you are enjoying your big Diana/RWS 48. I am shooting a little Xisico B-25 these days. It shoots way better than I can.
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Jan 25, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are the chances Ruger will...
Replies: 16
Views: 349

Re: What are the chances Ruger will...

I just want to see what Ruger does with any of the Marlin lever guns. Really trying not to let my hopes get out of hand.
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Jan 25, 2021 8:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Medical Issues
Replies: 9
Views: 270

Re: Medical Issues

Blaine wrote:
Sun Jan 24, 2021 8:45 pm
Bill in Oregon wrote:
Sun Jan 24, 2021 8:07 pm
Blaine, are you all right?
My bathroom sink counter looks like a pharmacy these days ... :cry:
I'm not that bad....normal aches and pains for an auld phart...that's all.
I just thought this was funny.
Whew! Good to hear. I was worried.
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Jan 24, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Medical Issues
Replies: 9
Views: 270

Re: Medical Issues

Blaine, are you all right?
My bathroom sink counter looks like a pharmacy these days ... :cry:
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Jan 24, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: From Lewis Ballard .. about 20 years ago ...
Replies: 12
Views: 218

Re: From Lewis Ballard .. about 20 years ago ...

Gracias for posting, Jim.
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Jan 24, 2021 8:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone here using the Lee 255 in .45 ACP?
Replies: 9
Views: 234

Re: Anyone here using the Lee 255 in .45 ACP?

Seated them a smidge deeper and they ran flawlessly. Now to try a larger sample and put them on paper.
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prospect Hall Shooting Club
Replies: 14
Views: 189

Re: Prospect Hall Shooting Club

Brutus is the bomb, 6-Pt.
I had to look up ZZ birds. Had not heard of them. Great idea.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKK7KOKKcaE
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: In Memory of Daisy Crockett
Replies: 21
Views: 344

Re: In Memory of Daisy Crockett

Brian, you have that right! A dog, a crackling fire and a mug of beer -- with the Gospels near. What more could a feller need?
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keith No. 5 out of an Italian Bisley?
Replies: 14
Views: 270

Re: Keith No. 5 out of an Italian Bisley?

Cowboy, the Rugers are scarce right now-- and awful spendy.
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keith No. 5 out of an Italian Bisley?
Replies: 14
Views: 270

Keith No. 5 out of an Italian Bisley?

Wondering how complicated it would be to attach the trigger guard/strap from a standard Peacemaker to the rear grip frame of an Italian Bisley, then find someone to make the stocks. Anyone try this? Just daydreaming, as Dixie has some Uberti Bisleys on sale for $495, but many find the trigger reach ...
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New PCP Airgun Tech
Replies: 6
Views: 147

Re: New PCP Airgun Tech

Gunny, the compressor and expense is what has kept me from enjoying the PCPs. I briefly owned a Benjamin Marauder in .25 -- quiet, accurate and powerful. But I was coming off back surgery, and trying to pump that reservoir full with the Hill hand pump was torture. Off she went.
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New PCP Airgun Tech
Replies: 6
Views: 147

Re: New PCP Airgun Tech

Impressive numbers -- good enough for deer at reasonable range, I would sure think. That little FXAirguns radar chronograph is pretty darned cool.
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What the World Needs Now...... MORE OF PITCHY
Replies: 16
Views: 295

Re: What the World Needs Now...... MORE OF PITCHY

Lenn, that is swell -- the ancestor of the modern, electronic pinball machine. Does it have a tilt switch? :lol:
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: In Memory of Daisy Crockett
Replies: 21
Views: 344

Re: In Memory of Daisy Crockett

Makes me hurt all over again, Bronco. I know how your heart feels.
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What the World Needs Now...... MORE OF PITCHY
Replies: 16
Views: 295

Re: What the World Needs Now...... MORE OF PITCHY

I have to agree with every post here. Lenn makes my inner child smile. 8)
Thank you, my friend, for all the innocent joy you have brought me -- and joy to come! 8)
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone here using the Lee 255 in .45 ACP?
Replies: 9
Views: 234

Re: Anyone here using the Lee 255 in .45 ACP?

Well, I have some work to do. Even with just 4.5 grains of Universal, the big 255-grain Lee recoiled about the same as the Federal HST+P -- stoutly -- but out of 20 test rounds about half failed to go all the way into battery. It is hard to see, but you might notice the ring around the boolit at the...
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: From The Loading Bench
Replies: 8
Views: 197

Re: From The Loading Bench

Told Jim in the comments that he and the Lord put this Youtube up just for me this morning, but I'll share! :lol:
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone here using the Lee 255 in .45 ACP?
Replies: 9
Views: 234

Re: Anyone here using the Lee 255 in .45 ACP?

Well, they are handsome but the jury is still out on whether they will feed. Will try to test them tomorrow, although we may actually have rain for the first time in forever.
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by Bill in Oregon
Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SOLD Interest in an H&R 1871 Buffalo Classic?
Replies: 1
Views: 147

SOLD Interest in an H&R 1871 Buffalo Classic?

I have one in very good shape, with Lee dies and 50 pieces of Starline .45-70 brass, that I am thinking of letting go of. PM me if this is of interest. I am surprised at what they are going for on Gunbroker.
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Remembering Doctor King
Replies: 15
Views: 172

Re: Remembering Doctor King

Ray, I think he acted on "Trumpian impulses" that we can't and don't want to discuss further, but the non-violent movement and the truth of it was so much bigger than the man. Blaine, my friend, nothing wrong with carry, but scarier when the carrier is a wingnut who believes in conspiracy theories l...
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone here using the Lee 255 in .45 ACP?
Replies: 9
Views: 234

Anyone here using the Lee 255 in .45 ACP?

Hoping to get this boolit to feed through an XD. Will get to the range with it on Thursday. Using 4.5 of Universal Clays for the test fuel.
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lee F.C.D......
Replies: 15
Views: 392

Re: Lee F.C.D......

Ray, I never thought of using one for larger calibers. Great idea!
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Remembering Doctor King
Replies: 15
Views: 172

Remembering Doctor King

Just listening to my own VERY hot air here. 😄 At this point in American history, I have a much deeper respect for Doctor King's dedication to the principles of using non-violence to effect change. It took --and takes -- magnitudes more courage, character and faith in the potential for good in human ...
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hard against the Border near Sanderson, Texas
Replies: 26
Views: 734

Re: Hard against the Border near Sanderson, Texas

Good old Texas Monthly. Thanks for the link Brian!
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 5.5" redhawk article
Replies: 15
Views: 289

Re: 5.5" redhawk article

Grizz, hope you can get her running like a top. Back about 20 years ago I went fly-fishing near Wrangell, Alaska -- my only visit to that staggeringly beautiful state-- and brought along the 5 1/2-inch stainless Redhawk in a shoulder holster that held it up around the top of my waders. I loaded 340-...
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NRA Filing Bankruptcy, Ditching New York
Replies: 29
Views: 483

Re: NRA Filing Bankruptcy, Ditching New York

I look forward to a more recent post from the late Neal Knox's son Jeff, but this is just a taste of what is going on inside the troubled old institution.

https://www.firearmsnews.com/editorial/ ... nra/384636
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NRA Filing Bankruptcy, Ditching New York
Replies: 29
Views: 483

Re: NRA Filing Bankruptcy, Ditching New York

I wonder what it will take to get rid of LaPierre and his cronies.
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NRA Filing Bankruptcy, Ditching New York
Replies: 29
Views: 483

Re: NRA Filing Bankruptcy, Ditching New York

Ray, I am sorry to hear this. I will send an e-mail asking what the heck.
I still think part of this New York to Texas gambit is part of a LaPierre conspiracy to shield his greedy malfeasance.
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NRA Filing Bankruptcy, Ditching New York
Replies: 29
Views: 483

Re: NRA Filing Bankruptcy, Ditching New York

I wish they would ditch that sack of peepee LaPierre.
I am an SAF guy these days.
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Letting off a little steam.
Replies: 16
Views: 322

Re: Letting off a little steam.

Some real beauties there, Lenn. Loved the "odd ball pop-pop boat"! 8)
Didn't you build a large iron-ore hauler like the ones you and Norma saw up in Duluth, or am I thinking of something I saw over on the Mamod steam forum?
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Letting off a little steam.
Replies: 16
Views: 322

Re: Letting off a little steam.

Makes me want to watch some steam-powered boat videos made by my friend Pitchy up in Minnesoty ... :lol:
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Letting off a little steam.
Replies: 16
Views: 322

Re: Letting off a little steam.

Very cool. Lenn, what is the fuel source? Butane?
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tape Loom--Treadle model added.
Replies: 16
Views: 347

Re: Tape Loom--Treadle model added.

That old gal knows a thing or two about weaving! Thanks for the link, Lenn.
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tape Loom--Treadle model added.
Replies: 16
Views: 347

Re: Tape Loom--Treadle model added.

Lenn, adding the treadle function was a stroke of genius! Loved the Youtube.
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Size
Replies: 21
Views: 601

Re: Size

We must have our requisite doses of silliness, Jim, lest we sour out. :lol: I am well-placed to enter one of these arguments having just acquired a 1917 in 6.5-06. I know this cartridge to be superior to the .25-06 and the .270 in every way. Just don't ask me how I know! :lol: :lol: :lol: I recentl...
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hard against the Border near Sanderson, Texas
Replies: 26
Views: 734

Re: Hard against the Border near Sanderson, Texas

Had to look up Sanderson. Mercy sakes, six churches for a population of 837. Hope those pastors have some side work!
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Size
Replies: 21
Views: 601

Re: Size

We must have our requisite doses of silliness, Jim, lest we sour out. :lol:
I am well-placed to enter one of these arguments having just acquired a 1917 in 6.5-06. I know this cartridge to be superior to the .25-06 and the .270 in every way. Just don't ask me how I know! :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How the News Media Starts a Broadcast...
Replies: 9
Views: 383

Re: How the News Media Starts a Broadcast...

Goebbels would be proudest of a certain C-in-C, and so would Aldous Huxley.
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tape Loom--Treadle model added.
Replies: 16
Views: 347

Re: Tape Loom

Lenn, very nice, and way more traditional than the inkle loom I built. Great for making garters, powder horn straps, tumplines and other obscure sundries from long ago ...
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How the News Media Starts a Broadcast...
Replies: 9
Views: 383

Re: How the News Media Starts a Broadcast...

As a retired member of the "lamestream media" that gets so little respect these days, I will say just one thing: Beware any news source that tells you what you want to hear. That's the real "fake news." In my decades in newsrooms, everyone I knew tried hard every day to tell the truth and get it rig...
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:38 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted: 45-70 brass
Replies: 6
Views: 317

Re: Wanted: 45-70 brass

Check Brownells.
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Resisting temptation
Replies: 25
Views: 700

Re: Resisting temptation

Scott, your honesty is both refreshing and deeply appreciated. Thank you from another "work in progress."
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 200 grain pin bullet in 38 or 357
Replies: 21
Views: 654

Re: 200 grain pin bullet in 38 or 357

Tycer, that bullet alone has me daydreaming about a little 92 in .357 for the first time in many, many years.
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: per Scott Tschirhart's Request .....
Replies: 11
Views: 431

Re: per Scott Tschirhart's Request .....

More wisdom from Jim that you can take to the bank. Thank you!
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What would you like to see in 2021?
Replies: 31
Views: 614

Re: What would you like to see in 2021?

Scott, interesting take and some neat family history. My great-great grandfather lied about his age and enlisted at 17 in the First Texas Mounted Rifles in Austin in 1845. He rests in the soil of Kimble County. A very good book about this unsettled period is "I'll Die Before I'll Run," the late Texa...
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clothes pin clamp
Replies: 12
Views: 371

Re: Clothes pin clamp

Well that's a neat idea. Can still buy clothespins at Wallace's. I use them mostly for leatherwork -- holding a holster of wet veg tan closed around a handgun.
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 200 grain pin bullet in 38 or 357
Replies: 21
Views: 654

Re: 200 grain pin bullet in 38 or 357

That's a swell bullet there, Tycer. Ready to do some heavy lifting, like Mick's.