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by Bill in Oregon
Sat Jul 13, 2024 7:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New woke left wing activist group
Replies: 6
Views: 203

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: General Discussion
Topic: Shots fired!?
Replies: 34
Views: 334

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: 284

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: 149

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: General Discussion
Topic: Shots fired!?
Replies: 34
Views: 334

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: General Discussion
Topic: Shots fired!?
Replies: 34
Views: 334

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: 149

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: 5
Views: 127

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: 5
Views: 106

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: 10
Views: 192

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: 5
Views: 143

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: 5
Views: 106

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: 5
Views: 106

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: 284

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: 284

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: 203

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: 194

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: 400

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: 276

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: 370

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: 453

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: 341

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: 341

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: 24
Views: 680

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: 177

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: 341

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: 417

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: 417

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: 417

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: 284

Thank God for the experimenters

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

https://www.theguardian.com/society/art ... newsletter
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Jul 05, 2024 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Firing The Thunder Mug on the 4th of July
Replies: 12
Views: 370

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

Jim: You found the slug???!!!
Love your T-mug. v 8)
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Jul 05, 2024 9:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Firewood to Electricity….???
Replies: 10
Views: 808

Re: Firewood to Electricity….???

Looking forward to seeing the video, beau.
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Jul 04, 2024 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: S&W 1854 44 Magnum Quality
Replies: 6
Views: 549

Re: S&W 1854 44 Magnum Quality

Frankly, I am shocked.
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Jul 04, 2024 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Have a HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY ...
Replies: 7
Views: 446

Re: Have a HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY ...

That was outstanding! God bless Paul Harrell.
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Jul 04, 2024 12:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fourth of July noisemaker
Replies: 15
Views: 1123

Re: Fourth of July noisemaker

Will, I can smell those ribs from here. Ya done good! 8)
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Jul 04, 2024 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One year ago!
Replies: 4
Views: 349

Re: One year ago!

Will, at 71 I have selective hearing too. :lol:
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Jul 04, 2024 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My bench is messier than your bench ...
Replies: 35
Views: 2150

Re: My bench is messier than your bench ...

Cas, you are surely a serious contender!
Between us all, I wonder how many Big Five African safaris we have collectively financed for Larry Potterfield and his entire family. :lol:
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Jul 04, 2024 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One year ago!
Replies: 4
Views: 349

Re: One year ago!

They are puppies for but a few precious moments, it seems!
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Jul 04, 2024 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Am I weird?
Replies: 26
Views: 1226

Re: Am I weird?

I'm still captivated by both the old and the new. Currently working with a Danish M-1867 rolling block in, essentially, .45-70, and a Ruger American Gen 2 Predator in 6mm ARC. Maybe one of these days I'll grow up and settle down. :lol:

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by Bill in Oregon
Thu Jul 04, 2024 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fourth of July noisemaker
Replies: 15
Views: 1123

Re: Fourth of July noisemaker

Well, what an armful of fun this thing is! I only fired a couple of rounds as the wind was really stiff and I had a heck of a time lighting the fuses, but on the second shot, aiming instinctively from the waist, I managed to clobber the steel silhouette at about a dozen yards. I was only using 30 gr...
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Jul 03, 2024 6:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fourth of July noisemaker
Replies: 15
Views: 1123

Re: Fourth of July noisemaker

Well, she's all ready for her debut. The great patriot John Adams said this in a letter to his wife Abigail about what would come to be known as Independence Day: "I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commem...
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Jul 03, 2024 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Levergunners In Burnet, Texas!
Replies: 5
Views: 448

Re: Levergunners In Burnet, Texas!

Jim, Burnet is holy ground for me. Logan Vandeveer and my GG grandfather Champion Travis Traylor Sr. were partners in the first store, still standing at 313 South Main. Logan died Sept. 2, 1855, of yellow fever trying to drive cattle to Louisiana, not knowing that his partner, my GGGF, had been murd...
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Jul 03, 2024 5:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My bench is messier than your bench ...
Replies: 35
Views: 2150

Re: My bench is messier than your bench ...

FarmerJohn, that's an epic bench you have going there!
Jay, very nicely organized and all the brass is shiny and clean. 8)
I agree with Ray you deserve some kind of an award for your scoop collection -- and your scoops are clean, too!
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Jul 02, 2024 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My bench is messier than your bench ...
Replies: 35
Views: 2150

Re: My bench is messier than your bench ...

Wow, Will, you're a serious shotgunner. Multiple kegs of Green Dot!
You'd have a good laugh watching me try to install new .410 dies in my MEC 600 Mk V Jr without instructions in 106-degree heat this afternoon. I gave up and decided, to heck with this, I'm drinking beer. :lol: :lol: :oops:
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Jul 02, 2024 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My bench is messier than your bench ...
Replies: 35
Views: 2150

Re: My bench is messier than your bench ...

Vall, with all those wonderful old Ballards, Marlins and rolling blocks you load for, I'll bet it is a sight to behold. 8)
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Jul 02, 2024 9:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My bench is messier than your bench ...
Replies: 35
Views: 2150

Re: My bench is messier than your bench ...

Rockrat: prove it! :lol:

Jim, do I see two Lee Loaders? Mine is my one and only for 16 gauge shotgun, bought around 1969.
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Jul 02, 2024 9:02 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Timely thoughts on retiring from the office of president
Replies: 4
Views: 370

Timely thoughts on retiring from the office of president

Every day the increasing weight of years admonishes me more and more that the shade of retirement is as necessary to me as it will be welcome. Satisfied that if any circumstances have given peculiar value to my services, they were temporary, I have the consolation to believe that, while choice and p...
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Jul 02, 2024 8:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My bench is messier than your bench ...
Replies: 35
Views: 2150

Re: My bench is messier than your bench ...

Nice space Jim! Elbow room and everything.
Reminds me that I haven't used my old Lyman powder measure in many years. Just got used to fiddling with the Lee scoop set.
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Jul 02, 2024 6:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My bench is messier than your bench ...
Replies: 35
Views: 2150

Re: My bench is messier than your bench ...

:lol: :lol: :lol:
Doc, it sounds like we need a Levergunner volunteer workday at your house. 8)
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Jul 02, 2024 5:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My bench is messier than your bench ...
Replies: 35
Views: 2150

My bench is messier than your bench ...

Will's photo of his new Lyman turret press that he got from Scott prompted me to take stock of my loading bench mess. I know this isn't a fresh idea, but here's what mine looks like at 5:35 a.m. on July 2, 2024. I have no shame and no excuses! :lol: https://i.postimg.cc/5XyV0mmg/image-50736385-2.jpg