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by Bill in Oregon
Tue Sep 27, 2022 10:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The work on the Mosin Nagant is pretty well finished.
Replies: 11
Views: 188

Re: The work on the Mosin Nagant is pretty well finished.

Nath, most of the Mosin stocks were made of arctic birch, with a small portion made of beech. The ones made by Remington and New England Westinghouse were walnut.
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Sep 26, 2022 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Citori Hunter – Before & After Stock Refinish
Replies: 8
Views: 136

Re: Citori Hunter – Before & After Stock Refinish

6-pt.: A 16 gauge and grouse -- you are making my heart flutter ...
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Sep 25, 2022 8:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Don’t see these much anymore
Replies: 21
Views: 735

Re: Don’t see these much anymore

This thread just goes to show what fine people we have on this forum. A similar thread on most others would have resulted in ill will and foul language.
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Sep 25, 2022 8:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First No. 1 ….. first 45-70!
Replies: 11
Views: 282

Re: First No. 1 ….. first 45-70!

Now that's a sweet outfit, and it looks like you have some very nice wood on your No. 1. Fine shooting. I have had very good luck over the years with bullets from Lee molds.
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Sep 24, 2022 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Very very touched!
Replies: 10
Views: 311

Re: Very very touched!

I've said it before. We need a like button ... 8)
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Sep 24, 2022 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rattlesnakes and pellet guns
Replies: 31
Views: 596

Re: Rattlesnakes and pellet guns

Are Eastern diamondbacks now protected throughout their range? Didn't know they were under threat.
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Sep 23, 2022 2:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rattlesnakes and pellet guns
Replies: 31
Views: 596

Re: Rattlesnakes and pellet guns

Flint, I wasn't kidding., The coloration, relatively short, heavy body and the lack of rattles (at least I couldn't see them) reminded me of the Gaboon viper of Africa. Now this is a snake! Longest fangs and largest venom yield in the world.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAbdeFHLkVs
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Sep 23, 2022 2:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My first Sharps rifle
Replies: 8
Views: 250

Re: My first Sharps rifle

Vall, you must have done something right in a previous life for all these wonderful rifles to come your way. Does it get better than a Freund Sharps in the Gemmer style? I think not! 8)
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Sep 22, 2022 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30-30 and Nosler 170gr Partitions
Replies: 7
Views: 247

Re: 30-30 and Nosler 170gr Partitions

I've heard only good things about that bullet in the .30 WCF. Here is Nosler's data for it:

https://www.nosler.com/30-30-winchester
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Sep 22, 2022 6:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rattlesnakes and pellet guns
Replies: 31
Views: 596

Re: Rattlesnakes and pellet guns

Jim, that is a handsome tool. I think I'd still want a 20-foot extension for it in the case of a mamba!
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Sep 21, 2022 12:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Well, here she is
Replies: 16
Views: 476

Re: Well, here she is

Bet that baby is very shooter-friendly. 8)
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Sep 21, 2022 6:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Took the Marlin .30-30 out this morning.
Replies: 10
Views: 350

Re: Took the Marlin .30-30 out this morning.

Jason, we have been stuck in the mid- to upper 90s for weeks as well with a big cool down to 91 for the final five days of the 10-day forecast. Those highs are actually pretty reasonable; it is the lows in the 70s and 80s that make it hard for me to sleep.
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Sep 21, 2022 6:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rattlesnakes and pellet guns
Replies: 31
Views: 596

Re: Rattlesnakes and pellet guns

Paul, I did not know that Brazil had rattlesnakes, but there it is, Crotalus durissus, among the long list of Yararas, Bushmasters and other nasty venomous snakes of Brazil ... :shock:
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Sep 20, 2022 4:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rattlesnakes and pellet guns
Replies: 31
Views: 596

Re: Rattlesnakes and pellet guns

Jim, that H&R/NEF will work every time.
Farrier -- is that a viper from Africa?
Jeep, I don't necessarily kill a rattler unless it is: my employer's policy; or the buzzer is too close to people, pets and kids. I agree they do yeoman's service keeping rodents in check.
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Sep 20, 2022 2:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rattlesnakes and pellet guns
Replies: 31
Views: 596

Re: Rattlesnakes and pellet guns

Being in town, I can't legally discharge a round of .22 snake shot into a tin can. I did shoot a Crosman domed HP pellet into a Gatorade bottle full of water, and it penetrated with enough energy to slightly deform the nose. https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/b356/BillOregon/93770C05-2D91-46D9-8...
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Sep 20, 2022 2:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rattlesnakes and pellet guns
Replies: 31
Views: 596

Re: Rattlesnakes and pellet guns

Gunny, Scott, the fastest kills I have had on rattlers were with the little .22 LR CCI shot capsules out of a sixgun -- much faster kills than with the No. 9 shot they pack in the 9mm, .38/.357 and .44 shot shells. I think it is just that the cloud of smaller shot (No. 12?) tends to disrupt more cir...
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Sep 20, 2022 2:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rattlesnakes and pellet guns
Replies: 31
Views: 596

Re: Rattlesnakes and pellet guns

Well, I got a few answers. With a fresh CO2 powerlet, both the wadcutter and the domed hollowpoints easily passed through six layers of common cardboard. https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/b356/BillOregon/482100D8-8946-41BA-A82F-55D8A13FF7A1_1_201_a.jpeg?width=590&height=370&fit=bounds They also...
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Sep 20, 2022 1:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rattlesnakes and pellet guns
Replies: 31
Views: 596

Rattlesnakes and pellet guns

I have absolutely no doubt about the ability of a run of the mill barrel-cocking "springer" pellet rifle to kill a buzzer with one accurate head shot, but I am sitting here fiddling with my Crosman/Webley CO2 Mark VI copy and got to wondering if this thing has enough power to effectively penetrate t...
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Sep 19, 2022 5:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Don’t see these much anymore
Replies: 21
Views: 735

Re: Don’t see these much anymore

We had lots of them at Oliver Lee State Park south of Alamogordo — think White Sands National Park. Highly nocturnal and prone to scampering about on peoples’ RVs during the night. They were sometimes called “miner’s’ cats” especially in the silver boom days in Colorado because they weren’t hard to ...
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Sep 18, 2022 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Troubles with.....
Replies: 8
Views: 422

Re: Troubles with.....

I wear disposable nitrile gloves when on YouTube, as the lib scum whom the Zuck loves do all they can to make it PC per their prescription.
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Sep 18, 2022 7:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .44 Henry Flat--Musings on the usefulness of mild cartridges
Replies: 41
Views: 837

Re: .44 Henry Flat--Musings on the usefulness of mild cartridges

Very interesting thread, Scott. While it has considerably more poop than the .44 Henry, another mild-mannered old timer is the .56-50 Spencer, with a 350-grain bullet at about 1100. I wonder if this one could be chambered in a five-shot configuration in a revolver. I thoroughly enjoyed shooting it i...
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Sep 16, 2022 2:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Made it to the Range this morning
Replies: 11
Views: 253

Re: Made it to the Range this morning

Jim, back when I messed with the shorter-barreled Mosins, I think it was Bulgarian ball ammo loaded for machine gun use that gave the best fireball. Your grandson would really like this stuff! :D
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Sep 16, 2022 6:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The old water ram
Replies: 21
Views: 434

Re: The old water ram

These things still just boggle my mind. 8)
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Sep 15, 2022 4:59 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SOLD: Target air pistol
Replies: 11
Views: 290

Re: FS in Texas: A legendary target air pistol

Joe, yes, Paul is correct — it is for a right-handed shooter.
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Sep 15, 2022 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Range trip didn't go as planned.
Replies: 12
Views: 333

Re: Range trip didn't go as planned.

Jason, a new job and a new old Marlin make a wonderful save!
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Sep 15, 2022 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: USPS Thieves
Replies: 21
Views: 647

Re: USPS Thieves

Good luck with USPS insurance, Vall. They can make the process onerous. Like Pat, I had a long gun that I shipped priority get hung up in the Memphis hub for more than two weeks. I kept calling and it eventually popped out of the cavern of postal darkness and was delivered just as my buyer and I wer...
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Sep 14, 2022 5:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SOLD: Target air pistol
Replies: 11
Views: 290

Re: FS in Texas: A legendary target air pistol

I'd love to hang on to this lovely pistol, but I just got an estimate for a plumbing repair that I figured would be $800-900; it came in at $7,200. :shock:
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Sep 14, 2022 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Daughter: The New Business Owner, Full Time Student
Replies: 20
Views: 385

Re: My Daughter: The New Business Owner, Full Time Student

Blaine, you've a right to be proud of your daughter -- and her father! Well done!
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Sep 14, 2022 1:48 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SOLD: Target air pistol
Replies: 11
Views: 290

SOLD: Target air pistol

Need to re-home a virtually new AV-46M, the current version of the beloved IZH-46M and imported by Air Venturi of Ohio.
Sold her, fellas. Thanks.
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Sep 14, 2022 8:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unique in .30-30?
Replies: 16
Views: 560

Re: Unique in .30-30?

Walt, look forward to your range report. Actually, that bullet at nearly 1600 would not be a bad choice for deer this side of 100 yards, I should think.
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Sep 13, 2022 8:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Paco is doing really well!
Replies: 15
Views: 699

Re: Paco is doing really well!

Jim, thanks for the upbeat update. I hope Paco has many more moons ahead without health issues being a worry.
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Sep 13, 2022 7:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I miss Sagebrush Longshots
Replies: 16
Views: 473

Re: I miss Sagebrush Longshots

Vall, didn't you once post drawings for making those wonderful shooting sticks that Wind designed?
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Sep 13, 2022 7:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A little late, but introducing myself.
Replies: 14
Views: 194

Re: A little late, but introducing myself.

That is indeed one fine mess o' leverguns you have assembled. Welcome from the Rolling Plains of Texas.
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Sep 13, 2022 7:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Messin' With The Mosin
Replies: 15
Views: 414

Re: Messin' With The Mosin

I was wondering when "the Master" would slip in another homily with such subtlety that it almost goes without notice! :lol: 8)
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Sep 12, 2022 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New shooting bench
Replies: 19
Views: 350

Re: New shooting bench

Now that's the way to show gumption, Gunny. I like that design, too --totally ambidextrous. 8)
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Sep 12, 2022 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New member---Howdy!
Replies: 27
Views: 320

Re: New member---Howdy!

Looking forward to those photos, JB. 8)
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Sep 12, 2022 12:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OMG, I did it again
Replies: 18
Views: 432

Re: OMG, I did it again

Was the Sitting Bull commemorative in .38-55, or am I mistaken as usual?
I, too, had one of the Canada commemoratives and found that 26-inch octagon barrel just a bit unhandy.
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Sep 10, 2022 6:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About those atlatls
Replies: 24
Views: 460

Re: About those atlatls

Octagon, I am not sure about this plan of yours ... :lol:
WVfarrier, that spear looks absolutely wicked!
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Sep 09, 2022 1:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gamekeeper is a bad influence
Replies: 16
Views: 379

Re: Gamekeeper is a bad influence

I have carried the Leatherman PSTII for about a quarter of a century. A while back I attended an air show at Holloman AFB, and walked a half mile under a hot sun from the parking area to the gate when an airman pointed to a sign and said “Sir, you will have to surrender your Leatherman.” I walked ba...
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Sep 09, 2022 1:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About those atlatls
Replies: 24
Views: 460

Re: About those atlatls

Grizz, you did a wonderful job on that blade! Good to know there is another Tim Lively fan here.
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Sep 09, 2022 8:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Most sought after .22lr?
Replies: 52
Views: 1327

Re: Most sought after .22lr?

All this rimfire talk has me daydreaming about the old .25 Stevens Long, a 65-grain bullet at 1200. Old timers said it was a fine small game cartridge.
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Sep 09, 2022 8:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About those atlatls
Replies: 24
Views: 460

Re: About those atlatls

Octagon, it appears you have the resources to put together some serious spear-hunting kit. I think the biggest challenge would be getting close enough. Grizz, for some reason 5160 popped into my head the minute I read Octagon's post. Tim Lively sings its praises in his classic video "Knifemaking Unp...
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Sep 09, 2022 7:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Eye sight going bad.
Replies: 27
Views: 484

Re: Eye sight going bad.

Lenn, let us know what you hear. Prayer up that the news is good
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Sep 08, 2022 5:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: She has been the queen all my life
Replies: 18
Views: 405

Re: She has been the queen all my life

If you believe in the "Rainbow Bridge," think of all the corgis licking her face with joy ...
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Sep 08, 2022 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gamekeeper is a bad influence
Replies: 16
Views: 379

Re: Gamekeeper is a bad influence

Boy, Jay, that one sure covers the bases.
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Sep 08, 2022 5:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About those atlatls
Replies: 24
Views: 460

Re: About those atlatls

Jim, I would love to sit down over beers with the Neanderthal guys ... 8)
I am proud of my Neanderthal DNA.
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Sep 08, 2022 3:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About those atlatls
Replies: 24
Views: 460

About those atlatls

Thought I would post in a separate topic rather than at the tail of my post of a photo of levergunners in the Northwest. This weapon system is fascinating and a lot of fun to try to replicate. This source, one of many on the Web, suggests that the atlatl was the primary piercing projectile system in...
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Sep 08, 2022 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: She has been the queen all my life
Replies: 18
Views: 405

She has been the queen all my life

I send my heartfelt condolences to our friends in the United Kingdom and throughout the Commonwealth. Elizabeth bore her burden of rule with perfect grace.
Now Charles gets his moment on the stage, and I wish him well.
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Sep 08, 2022 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: “Lady” with a levergun.
Replies: 5
Views: 336

Re: “Lady” with a levergun.

That was a good read! Thanks for that link, Tycer.
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Sep 08, 2022 1:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody got anything new......
Replies: 13
Views: 414

Re: Anybody got anything new......

Ray, I cannot offer much on this, except that it looks like you are having some fun -- which is the whole point. 8)