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by Bill in Oregon
Sat May 28, 2022 8:03 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Couple of small, special-purpose knives FS
Replies: 0
Views: 20

Couple of small, special-purpose knives FS

Here is SOG's Snarl, a small sheepsfoot blade designed to be an emergency backup with sheath designed for carry on neck, belt or boot. And here is a CRKT BearClaw --designed by an Alaskan to be able to cut through rope, netting or webbing under the most extreme circumstances. $50 gets them both, shi...
by Bill in Oregon
Sat May 28, 2022 7:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Down in Uvalde
Replies: 8
Views: 92

Re: Down in Uvalde

Good on you, Scott. There will plenty of time for after-action analysis of the LEO response.
For now it is time to grieve, to put a hand on a shoulder, and to pray.
I thought the BBC reporters did a nice job this morning:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-61611925
by Bill in Oregon
Fri May 27, 2022 6:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Starline 38-55 brass in stock at Midway.
Replies: 4
Views: 134

Re: Starline 38-55 brass in stock at Midway.

I am taking this as further evidence that the shortages are slowly but surely abating. 8)
by Bill in Oregon
Wed May 25, 2022 6:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mr. Taylor's post about 1911s; haven't had mine out in awhile
Replies: 7
Views: 161

Re: Mr. Taylor's post about 1911s; haven't had mine out in awhile

That's some quality time, Jason, and you had your pup with you. How does it get better? 8)
by Bill in Oregon
Wed May 25, 2022 6:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "The British Are Coming"
Replies: 12
Views: 294

Re: "The British Are Coming"

It is not widely known that Spain helped the Colonies as well, not only with cash, arms and ammunition, but by directly confronting and defeating the British along the lower Mississippi and in Florida.
by Bill in Oregon
Tue May 24, 2022 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Homemade percussion caps
Replies: 5
Views: 183

Re: Homemade percussion caps

Need a dang like button here!
by Bill in Oregon
Mon May 23, 2022 6:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone still shooting handgun silhouette?
Replies: 25
Views: 325

Re: Anyone still shooting handgun silhouette?

Earl, I have to smile at the .38-40 REM designation for the .38 WCF. There sure was a lot of that going on in the old days -- calling somebody else's cartridge your own ... :lol:
Glad it is shooting well for you! 8)
by Bill in Oregon
Sun May 22, 2022 8:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Horses in WWI
Replies: 13
Views: 300

Re: Horses in WWI

Some of this is just too horrible to contemplate. You'd think both sides in the trenches would have allowed cease-fires so that the wounded horses could be dispatched. What a rotten mess we humans can be.
by Bill in Oregon
Sun May 22, 2022 8:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two weeks in the hospital
Replies: 19
Views: 367

Re: Two weeks in the hospital

Scott, glad to hear your wife is out of danger and hope she is healing fast -- and your burdened heart, too. When I hear folks speaking negatively of the younger generation, I pay very little attention, as I have the very great privilege of rubbing shoulders and working with members of the Air Force...
by Bill in Oregon
Sun May 22, 2022 7:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Forming 45-75 brass from donor brass
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Re: Forming 45-75 brass from donor brass

Bearskinner, I can't offer advice, but that sure is a neat cartridge. Here's a long thread on this caliber:

https://www.cascity.com/forumhall/index ... ic=60934.0
by Bill in Oregon
Sat May 21, 2022 7:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Range Time with the 1911
Replies: 30
Views: 523

Re: Range Time with the 1911

Vall, I had not seen the two-tone grips before. Very handsome! But then I have always liked saddle shoes as well. :lol:
by Bill in Oregon
Sat May 21, 2022 7:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wyoming Sight Drifter
Replies: 10
Views: 238

Re: Wyoming Sight Drifter

This thing is on my list.
by Bill in Oregon
Sat May 21, 2022 7:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone still shooting handgun silhouette?
Replies: 25
Views: 325

Re: Anyone still shooting handgun silhouette?

Earl, if you should feel inclined to refresh us on that Remington 14 1/2, feel free. 8)
by Bill in Oregon
Fri May 20, 2022 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone still shooting handgun silhouette?
Replies: 25
Views: 325

Re: Anyone still shooting handgun silhouette?

Isn't it odd that this cycle of humble origins, growth and expansion, increasing specialization and finally the triumph of the gamers puts an end to so many shooting sports. Rockrat, I found the Sweetwater Rifle and Pistol Club's FB page a few days ago and am in touch and looking forward to shooting...
by Bill in Oregon
Thu May 19, 2022 3:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone still shooting handgun silhouette?
Replies: 25
Views: 325

Re: Anyone still shooting handgun silhouette?

Doc, I think that Contender in .357 Max and a 180-grain cast bullet would be the nuts for this game. Depending upon shooting position, I don't know If I could still use an aperture sight. Like Rockrat I am sneaking up on 70 myself, and the four fusions would make the dead frog mighty sketchy unless ...
by Bill in Oregon
Thu May 19, 2022 9:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone still shooting handgun silhouette?
Replies: 25
Views: 325

Re: Anyone still shooting handgun silhouette?

Todd, no, that Contender went away long ago. Still working at the range for a few more weeks before I move to Sweetwater, Texas. Fortunately, they have a nice gun club there.
by Bill in Oregon
Thu May 19, 2022 6:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone still shooting handgun silhouette?
Replies: 25
Views: 325

Anyone still shooting handgun silhouette?

I played with this briefly about 25 years and four back surgeries ago. Shot a couple of matches with a scoped TC Contender in 6.5 TCU. It was a lot of fun -- and I sure admired the guys shooting open-sighted revolvers. I am told they used to shoot it at our range here in southern New Mexico, but tha...
by Bill in Oregon
Tue May 17, 2022 7:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Range Time with the 1911
Replies: 30
Views: 523

Re: Range Time with the 1911

Nothin' like chillaxin' at the range with a 1911 Jim. 8)
by Bill in Oregon
Mon May 16, 2022 6:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Suppressed 'revolver'...golf-ball launcher too...!
Replies: 10
Views: 344

Re: Suppressed 'revolver'...golf-ball launcher too...!

That looks ridiculously fun to shoot! I think I need to find another golf ball mortar ... :lol:
by Bill in Oregon
Mon May 16, 2022 6:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: R.J Renner Ruger #1
Replies: 18
Views: 412

Re: R.J Renner Ruger #1

I'm a big fan of both Ruger No. 1s and Roger Renner's work. They both came together perfectly in your new rifle. Glad to hear you are going to work up some cast bullet loads for it. Even at modest velocities, they can do serious work.
by Bill in Oregon
Sun May 15, 2022 5:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Between the AR-15 and AR-18....
Replies: 7
Views: 296

Re: Between the AR-15 and AR-18....

I always enjoy Ian's Youtubes. That shotgun's stock and forend remind me of the Remington Mohawk series, which just never appealed to me whatsoever.
by Bill in Oregon
Sat May 14, 2022 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: American Bulldog Winner (update)
Replies: 35
Views: 1302

Re: American Bulldog Winner (update)

Scott, that really is a very fine tool you have there. It's special when you find one that shoots everything well.
by Bill in Oregon
Sat May 14, 2022 7:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Randy Weaver has passed
Replies: 9
Views: 395

Re: Randy Weaver has passed

This sure brought up some bad memories. Hope Sara continues to find peace in the Nazarene.
I wonder what ever happened to Lon Horiuchi.
by Bill in Oregon
Fri May 06, 2022 6:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kentucky Golf
Replies: 4
Views: 273

Re: Kentucky Golf

That's a mighty delicate chip shot out of the trap ... 8)
by Bill in Oregon
Wed May 04, 2022 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 35 rem marlin
Replies: 30
Views: 745

Re: 35 rem marlin

Found my early 336A in the middle of the jacketed bullet crunch, so I am only playing with it with the Lee 200-grain cast. And I am not playing with it very much as it is suffering from Marlin jam, and I am sending the carrier/lifter back to Nate Kiowa Jones for a second tweak, bless his heart.
by Bill in Oregon
Tue May 03, 2022 1:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buffalo massacre in Oregon
Replies: 13
Views: 627

Re: Buffalo massacre in Oregon

Catshooter, what would it take for you and fellow local shooters to resurrect the lever Sillywet match at your range? Same problem here -- and hate to see all those steel targets just collecting rattlesnakes and tumbleweed. These and other matches folded before I got here five years ago. There is st...
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Apr 30, 2022 7:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: May 2022 Guns & Ammo
Replies: 5
Views: 495

Re: May 2022 Guns & Ammo

Griff, I have long admired the .303 British. We know its reputation as a military cartridge, but the French explorer and hunter Edouard Foa used a double rifle in .303 for the vast majority of his harvests on his epic four-year, 7,200-mile hunt across central Africa. I bet that Uberti stalking rifle...
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Apr 29, 2022 7:12 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SOLD Boulet Shooter's Boots
Replies: 5
Views: 401

Re: Boulet Shooter's Boots

SPF.
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Apr 29, 2022 3:18 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SOLD Boulet Shooter's Boots
Replies: 5
Views: 401

Re: Boulet Shooter's Boots

$150 for these 9 1/2s.
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Apr 29, 2022 8:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Arsenal 313115
Replies: 11
Views: 406

Re: Arsenal 313115

That's a handsome and very useful-looking mold, HDH. I must have missed it, but what firearm in what caliber??
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Apr 28, 2022 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buffalo massacre in Oregon
Replies: 13
Views: 627

Re: Buffalo massacre in Oregon

Earl you did some fine shooting there, pard! I miss that range and I miss having a hamburger with you at the Tastee Treet. Good memories. 8)
Question: Which model Trapdoor are you shooting, and if it is an 1884 with the Buffington sights, have you taken any special measures to be able to see them?
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Apr 27, 2022 5:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mom has gone home to our Lord
Replies: 45
Views: 772

Re: Mom has gone home to our Lord

Can't add much to these sentiments, Jay, except that it will be the love that family and friends had for you Mom that will bring you all together in grief in the next few days. Look for that love amidst the sadness and find peace in the glory of it.
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Apr 26, 2022 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lyman Cast Bullet Handbook on line
Replies: 4
Views: 224

Lyman Cast Bullet Handbook on line

I was "casting about" -- SO SORRY! :lol: -- for .35 Remington cast boolit data when I lit upon this link to the very Lyman handbook I owned for years. I was able to print pages 217 and 218 and now I have what I was looking for. 8) http://marvinstuart.com/firearm/Manuals/Bullet%20Casting/Lyman%20Cast...
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Apr 21, 2022 1:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Communication if Times get Bad
Replies: 17
Views: 490

Re: Communication if Times get Bad

Those are almost nostalgia items now, but Doc, you make a good point.
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Apr 18, 2022 9:31 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SOLD Boulet Shooter's Boots
Replies: 5
Views: 401

Re: Boulet Shooter's Boots

Will go $175 shipped.
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Apr 18, 2022 6:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who has shot this new Norma .22 ammo?
Replies: 7
Views: 414

Re: Who has shot this new Norma .22 ammo?

I read over on Rimfire Central that it was not very accurate -- "minute of squirrel" out to about 20 yards.
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Apr 17, 2022 6:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Resurrection Day
Replies: 7
Views: 236

Re: Happy Resurrection Day

Watched the movie "Risen" again. It offers a thoughtful perspective on the Resurrection -- a non-believing Roman tribune assigned by Pilate to find the missing body of the crucified Nazarene. And when he finds the Christ, alive among his Disciples, he is awed and humbled.
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Apr 17, 2022 6:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who has shot this new Norma .22 ammo?
Replies: 7
Views: 414

Who has shot this new Norma .22 ammo?

I guess I have been out of the loop. Copper-plated zinc core, 24 grains, at 1700 fps! I wonder how accurate it is.

https://normashooting.com/shop/caliber/ ... 58d79730e2
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Apr 16, 2022 6:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spring storms.
Replies: 10
Views: 497

Re: Spring storms.

HDH, we have had a very active week of gypsum storms down this way. Today the wind is finally supposed to lay down. Feel sorry for the tourists who come to see the White Sands when the wind is up.
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Apr 16, 2022 6:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tell me about your .44 Special
Replies: 37
Views: 1801

Re: Tell me about your .44 Special

BC, can't help much on the Colt front sight as I have similar issues with my Cimarron. Boy that Gallagher conversion is a handsome article! 8)
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Apr 15, 2022 12:27 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SOLD Boulet Shooter's Boots
Replies: 5
Views: 401

SOLD Boulet Shooter's Boots

Here's a pair of very nicely made, fully lined 16-inch stovepipe boots made by Boulet in Canada. Square toes and horseman heel. Size 9D -- but be aware, Boulet recommends you buy a half size smaller with their boots, and sure enough, I wear a 9 1/2 with most other footwear. I have not worn these but...
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Apr 15, 2022 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Someone took this picture of me while I was naked...
Replies: 40
Views: 1200

Re: Someone took this picture of me while I was naked...

Sorry you had to endure that pain, Doc. Glad they knew what to do about it.
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Apr 15, 2022 7:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Project 303 Brit at 1538 yards
Replies: 38
Views: 2582

Re: Project 303 Brit at 1538 yards

AG, I was impressed by that shooting in that wind with volley sights! 8)
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Apr 14, 2022 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Project 303 Brit at 1538 yards
Replies: 38
Views: 2582

Re: Project 303 Brit at 1538 yards

Ray, years ago I and my young daughter were curling back toward Denver from the Black Hills after a long road trip, and somewhere outside of Lusk, Wyoming, I saw a sign that said Wasserberger Ranch, and I turned to Ellie and said, I know that name from talking to Kenny on the Internet. 8)
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Apr 13, 2022 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spring storms.
Replies: 10
Views: 497

Re: Spring storms.

Brian, and here I am foolishly considering moving to Abilene from the benign desert of south-central New Mexico. :lol:
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Apr 13, 2022 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Project 303 Brit at 1538 yards
Replies: 38
Views: 2582

Re: Project 303 Brit at 1538 yards

Tutt, the .303 British is a noble cartridge. This is a wonderful experiment.
Just this past weekend, I found a couple of cases in the brass bin at the range where I work marked "W.R.A. 1943 .303." I can't help but wonder if this wasn't Lend-Lease ammo made for England by Winchester.
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Apr 13, 2022 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MIT News: "New Treatment to Reverse Hearing Loss"
Replies: 4
Views: 296

Re: MIT News: "New Treatment to Reverse Hearing Loss"

Awesome! My hearing gets worse with each passing year.
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Apr 12, 2022 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tell me about your .44 Special
Replies: 37
Views: 1801

Re: Tell me about your .44 Special

Jay, the only thing that has made me hesitate about the GP100 in .44 Special is the weight vs "that other five-shooter" the Bulldog. But it is a better revolver by a large margin
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Apr 12, 2022 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New lever action project
Replies: 9
Views: 449

Re: New lever action project

Liking this. Some youngster is going to have a smile on his or her face. 8)
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Apr 10, 2022 8:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making bullets for the 35 Remington
Replies: 12
Views: 743

Re: Making bullets for the 35 Remington

Earl, wishing you luck at that COSSA range buffalo shoot! Hope the weather is kind. We are in the spring wind season down here in the NM desert, and most serious rifle work is virtually impossible.