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by Bill in Oregon
Tue Jul 23, 2024 6:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rainy Day Today So I loaded 480 Achilles Ammo
Replies: 6
Views: 68

Re: Rainy Day Today So I loaded 480 Achilles Ammo

Such a fun cartridge in both concept and execution!
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Jul 20, 2024 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thanks Bill!
Replies: 4
Views: 154

Re: Thanks Bill!

Glad you like it Will.
8)
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Jul 20, 2024 6:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruger/Marlin 1894 .357 mag
Replies: 13
Views: 436

Re: Ruger/Marlin 1894 .357 mag

Walt, I will confess to being a bit shocked by what you found with your new Ruger Marlin. For the price point, I assumed they would be good to go, but guess I have not been paying attention. Glad you are getting it sorted.
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Jul 18, 2024 6:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jim, can we get a tutorial?
Replies: 18
Views: 536

Re: Jim, can we get a tutorial?

Cap and ball revolvers are also good at flame-cutting sandbags -- and staining a whole bunch of stuff black. :lol:
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Jul 18, 2024 10:08 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: An appeal from Brian Pearce
Replies: 8
Views: 427

Re: An appeal from Brian Pearce

I had absolutely no idea whatsoever that Hannah is Thell Reed's daughter! Thanks for posting this Paul! Jeff Cooper mentioned Thell many times over the years. P.S. I just tried to send to Thell on Venmo and Venmo is asking for the last four of his phone number since I have not sent him money before....
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Jul 18, 2024 10:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jim, can we get a tutorial?
Replies: 18
Views: 536

Re: Jim, can we get a tutorial?

Paint chips and blast marks! Been there and done that. I agree with Walt that resting the barrel on the rest affects point of impact, and I try to rest the front edge of the receiver in the notch like Jim is in the third photo. One other lesson that I have learned the hard way is to have something s...
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Jul 17, 2024 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cell phone wisdom from France
Replies: 4
Views: 247

Cell phone wisdom from France

Perfect! :lol:

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by Bill in Oregon
Wed Jul 17, 2024 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dragoon Again - Just For Fun
Replies: 19
Views: 453

Re: Dragoon Again - Just For Fun

8)
And I want a shirt like his! :lol:
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Jul 17, 2024 6:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: speaking of six shooters
Replies: 3
Views: 224

Re: speaking of six shooters

Oh, baby! Be fun to plug away at a floating target, Somali pirates, etc. 8)
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Jul 16, 2024 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Today Was A 480 Day
Replies: 12
Views: 333

Re: Today Was A 480 Day

Very fine shooting Jim! I'd be awful proud of myself shooting those groups. Any guesses as to velocities?
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Jul 16, 2024 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dragoon Again - Just For Fun
Replies: 19
Views: 453

Re: Dragoon Again - Just For Fun

Jay, how accurate is she with both loose powder and ball and with cartridges? What a beauty!
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Jul 15, 2024 8:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dragoon Again - Just For Fun
Replies: 19
Views: 453

Re: Dragoon Again - Just For Fun

It's a bruiser, Jim. Some years ago, just like many of us, I "had to have" a Walker, and of course it was huge, heavy and the rammer frequently dropped. Got it out of my system, but have always thought a Dragoon made more sense. Loaded with a Kerr, Johnston and Dow or Kaido bullet, it seem...
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Jul 15, 2024 8:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you clean with mineral spirits?
Replies: 7
Views: 274

Do you clean with mineral spirits?

I saw this Rock Island video on cleaning a 1911. I have never in my life heard of submerging all the parts in mineral spirits each time you clean and lube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4fpmkoV9PI&t=7s
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Jul 15, 2024 4:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Short Range Day Today
Replies: 9
Views: 315

Re: Short Range Day Today

Doc, I wish I had given Paco's tool a more serious workout before I let it go. Good to know it improved your ammo's performance.
This thread has me thinking back on the old, abused Ruger flat gate I enjoyed plinking with 20 or more years ago. Should have cleaned up that gun and kept it.
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Jul 15, 2024 4:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remington 870 with rifle sights and modified choke
Replies: 23
Views: 707

Re: Remington 870 with rifle sights and modified choke

" ... should the Lord continue to tarry." Grizz, long may He do so! A while back I grabbed one of the inexpensive Mossberg Maverick security models, fitted a MagPul stock and the OpSol receiver insert and it runs the little Aguila and Federal shorties as if greased. Much easier on my old s...
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Jul 14, 2024 6:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jonesing for a yellow watermelon
Replies: 7
Views: 205

Re: Jonesing for a yellow watermelon

Found one at H-E-B in Abilene yesterday, grown in South Carolina.

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by Bill in Oregon
Sun Jul 14, 2024 5:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bullets for the .348 WCF
Replies: 39
Views: 4953

Re: Bullets for the .348 WCF

Another WOW on that mold, Six. What an astonishing combination of bullets for classic calibers!
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Jul 13, 2024 7:23 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: New woke left wing activist group
Replies: 6
Views: 269

Re: New woke left wing activist group

Wow. I have seen the same stains on some right-wing nut group adherents too. Maybe there's some weird cosmic symmetry, ya think?
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Jul 13, 2024 7:20 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Shots fired!?
Replies: 54
Views: 1037

Re: Shots fired!?

Looks to me like a massive Secret Service failure, but the reports are fragmentary. I am sure we will hear about this until we are all sick of it.
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Jul 13, 2024 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thank God for the experimenters
Replies: 6
Views: 359

Re: Thank God for the experimenters

Vall, I first had nitrous when about 50 for a root canal. I didn't laugh, but I did say to myself, whoa, he is using a reamer on my molar root and it is kind of amusing.
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Jul 13, 2024 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help needed with front sight
Replies: 9
Views: 233

Re: Help needed with front sight

FOTIS, thanks for your first-hand review. These leverguns are now more interesting.
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Jul 13, 2024 6:26 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Shots fired!?
Replies: 54
Views: 1037

Re: Shots fired!?

Well it will sure make the GOP convention more interesting. I hope law enforcement has the doer in custody and that the backstory will soon unfold. For those of us who grew up seeing JFK, RFK and MLK murdered, and Wallace and Reagan wounded, it brings back horrible memories. HORRIBLE.
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Jul 13, 2024 5:43 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Shots fired!?
Replies: 54
Views: 1037

Re: Shots fired!?

Very fortunate. I do not like the man at all, but this is not how we settle political differences in a civilized country!
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Jul 13, 2024 6:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help needed with front sight
Replies: 9
Views: 233

Re: Help needed with front sight

Will is giving good advice. Other than the sights, what do you think of your Huckleberry so far? I just don't know quite what to think about the aluminum receiver.
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Jul 12, 2024 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Short Range Day Today
Replies: 9
Views: 315

Re: Short Range Day Today

I need a .22 day, and soon. 8)
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Jul 12, 2024 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jonesing for a yellow watermelon
Replies: 7
Views: 205

Re: Jonesing for a yellow watermelon

Vance, I am so old that I remember a time when a grower was willing to cut a small plug from a melon for the customer to sample before buying to make sure it was ripe and sweet. Nowhere near the fruit stands these days that there were a few decades ago.
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Jul 12, 2024 2:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30 super carry question
Replies: 14
Views: 393

Re: 30 super carry question

I had fun shooting and loading for it using the S&W M&P EZ platform. It's a useful new member of the .32 family. Ian at Forgotten Weapons really likes it. Like Ian, I have been a fan of the French Modèle 35A for decades, although I haven't owned one in years. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Jul 12, 2024 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One of those days
Replies: 6
Views: 254

Re: One of those days

The rear cabin vents rotted out in my 2018 Ram. I got on the Ram forum and was immediately given the appropriate Mopar part number. Called my local Ram dealer and they didn't have the part and said they couldn't get it for weeks, maybe months. Got on Amazon and had the two vents two days later. Watc...
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Jul 12, 2024 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jonesing for a yellow watermelon
Replies: 7
Views: 205

Re: Jonesing for a yellow watermelon

Will, our guys did the same thing and were even crazier for cantaloupe!
Here are three of the suspects watching me garden through a rain/dust-splashed door window.

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by Bill in Oregon
Fri Jul 12, 2024 7:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jonesing for a yellow watermelon
Replies: 7
Views: 205

Jonesing for a yellow watermelon

Used to be a guy with a trailer full of Texas watermelons and cantaloupes (pumpkins in season) who parked his rig at an abandoned gas station on Highway 82 -- the road from Alamogordo to Cloudcroft, NM, and for a few weeks each summer he had yellow-meated watermelons that were the best I ever ate. H...
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Jul 12, 2024 5:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thank God for the experimenters
Replies: 6
Views: 359

Re: Thank God for the experimenters

Grizz, same here, about 1963. They added a peppermint-like scent/flavor and for years afterward, the smell of Ben-Gay made me want to barf. Weird. I don't think they do tonsillectomies at anything like the rate they did back then. I remember being fed the old line about -- it won't hurt and you get ...
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Jul 11, 2024 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thank God for the experimenters
Replies: 6
Views: 359

Re: Thank God for the experimenters

Which reminds me: Who here remembers being given ether by the dentist? This was back in the days of cable-driven drills, large-gauge needles and gleaming white porcelain fixtures swirling with water. Talk about woozy waking up ... :?
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Jul 11, 2024 9:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some new skin for the new Colt
Replies: 9
Views: 280

Re: Some new skin for the new Colt

Doggies, he does some nice tooling! 8)
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Jul 11, 2024 6:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pretty cool finds
Replies: 4
Views: 256

Pretty cool finds

by Bill in Oregon
Tue Jul 09, 2024 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It's a special day.
Replies: 20
Views: 521

Re: It's a special day.

It's a special caliber, Jim, and you are surely doing it justice.
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Jul 08, 2024 7:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA!
Replies: 5
Views: 295

Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA!

More genius from old MacDonald! 8)
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Jul 08, 2024 7:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Firing The Thunder Mug on the 4th of July
Replies: 12
Views: 410

Re: Firing The Thunder Mug on the 4th of July

The golf ball mortars here are tempting and so is the thunder mug. I hadn't realized the latter actually had a purpose in the age of sail.

https://www.petersenarmscannons.com/
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Jul 08, 2024 7:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I didn't care for it before
Replies: 14
Views: 516

I didn't care for it before

And I really don't care for it now.

https://www.gunsamerica.com/digest/gett ... lever-gun/
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Jul 07, 2024 1:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT- SUCCESS (wish me luck!) Now with BEARS
Replies: 11
Views: 380

Re: OT- SUCCESS (wish me luck!) Now with BEARS

Looks mighty yummy to me!
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Jul 07, 2024 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT- SUCCESS (wish me luck!) Now with BEARS
Replies: 11
Views: 380

Re: OT- wish me luck! Now with BEARS

He "skedoodled" mighty quick there Will. How long have you been chasing bears? :lol:
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Jul 07, 2024 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dragoon!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 864

Re: Dragoon!!!

It's in gorgeous shape, Scott. 8)
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Jul 07, 2024 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Armscor .22 ammo
Replies: 5
Views: 217

Re: Armscor .22 ammo

They make some good stuff in the Philippines.
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Jul 06, 2024 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT- SUCCESS (wish me luck!) Now with BEARS
Replies: 11
Views: 380

Re: OT- wish me luck!

Go, Will!
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Jul 06, 2024 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Accidental discharge of the third kind
Replies: 9
Views: 463

Re: Accidental discharge of the third kind

Ray, by golly, you dipped deep into the archives my friend! I was probably in my early 50s when firing that Kodiak double rifle, and later 50s when I dallied with the "penny farthing." I have neither the rifle nor the bicycle, but still have that foreign service helmet. Don't tell anyone b...
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Jul 06, 2024 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Accidental discharge of the third kind
Replies: 9
Views: 463

Re: Accidental discharge of the third kind

No Perazzis at my address Will, just a $499 Turkish Yildiz from Academy. You know, I even find myself reaching for the second trigger. :lol: Should be fine after I have a couple of boxes of shells through it.

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by Bill in Oregon
Sat Jul 06, 2024 9:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Accidental discharge of the third kind
Replies: 9
Views: 463

Accidental discharge of the third kind

It's always sobering when you realize you are a hapless twit and a high-ranking officer in the fail army, but they say laughter is the best medicine soooo .... I recently transitioned from an inexpensive side-by-side double in 28 gauge to an even more inexpensive over-under in .410 in hopes that bet...
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Jul 06, 2024 6:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thank God for the experimenters
Replies: 6
Views: 359

Thank God for the experimenters

They took their lives in their own hands to conquer dental and surgical pain.

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