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by gcs
Sun Apr 14, 2024 6:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dealing with Electrical Brownouts....?
Replies: 15
Views: 320

Re: Dealing with Electrical Brownouts....?

I'm not an electrician, so even my guess's would be suspect, But I'd think the power company needs to check what voltage is coming in, and out of the transformers. with the whole complex affected the problem is probably on their end, only other thing is check your grounds.... On my place I used to h...
by gcs
Thu Apr 11, 2024 9:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'd not survive the 'corporate' world...
Replies: 19
Views: 447

Re: I'd not survive the 'corporate' world...

So many people with their "big feelings" constantly searching for a reason to be offended, the "perennially enraged"... These people have no sense of humor, and have no joy in their life and would like nothing better than to drag everyone down to their perfect progressive, social...
by gcs
Wed Apr 10, 2024 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3-D Printer
Replies: 9
Views: 280

Re: 3-D Printer

My son is big into them, besides pre modeled stuff he can model and design his own parts. mostly in different plastics but metal sintered plastics are now available... At his work they print parts for pre assembly fitting, saves a ton of machining work..it's all greek to me but pretty cool stuff com...
by gcs
Sat Apr 06, 2024 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Very disappointed in Chickens…
Replies: 8
Views: 388

Re: Very disappointed in Chickens…

Must not have been a buff Orpington, those things go broody for the long haul, lol
by gcs
Sat Apr 06, 2024 6:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I was talking with some friends about the S&W Model 10
Replies: 32
Views: 1049

Re: I was talking with some friends about the S&W Model 10

My first experience with that model was my first qualification, we had no guns of our own so the armorer grabbed a box of turned in police revolvers and started going through them giving them the shake test and handing out the ones that shook less, lol I took that clunker and proceeded to shoot a pe...
by gcs
Fri Apr 05, 2024 4:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quake!
Replies: 19
Views: 509

Re: Quake!

Latest absurd comment I heard was the quake was a precursor for the eclipse and the end of the world.....These people breed.... :roll:
by gcs
Fri Apr 05, 2024 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIA M200
Replies: 11
Views: 462

Re: RIA M200

I just looked up reviews and such on them,pretty much all agreed it was inexpensive but solid and accuracy while not the best was decent...sounds "good enough". I'm going to look into one, I gave my son my old Ruger security six and kinda miss it, and I still have plenty of components to f...
by gcs
Fri Apr 05, 2024 1:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quake!
Replies: 19
Views: 509

Re: Quake!

Here on the Island some people felt it, others didn't, we never felt a thing.
My sister in law from AZ called my wife all freaked out about it, Told her we should start calling her Chicken Little! 8)
by gcs
Tue Mar 26, 2024 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Affordable Health Care (DirectPay)
Replies: 12
Views: 339

Re: Affordable Health Care (DirectPay)

When we were kids, 50's, if you had to go to the doctor you paid him direct, we didn't have medical insurance, don't think most other folks did either. Of course the office visit was low, to reflect the times, and any shots needed were just an cheap add on, .

How things have changed....
by gcs
Wed Mar 20, 2024 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scam alert
Replies: 3
Views: 168

Scam alert

So apparently I bought a 500$ gun from some guy named Russell, using Paypal, got the email to let him know if there was a problem. Well I didn't buy a gun from anyone, and I don't have a Paypal account and I don't think Paypal even allows gun purchases. So be careful guys, scammers are using a new t...
by gcs
Wed Mar 20, 2024 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Panic time. . . . an ECLIPSE…!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 605

Re: Panic time. . . . an ECLIPSE…!!!

Seems like a good time to take a nap...
by gcs
Wed Feb 21, 2024 4:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any Boomers recall this toy from the early 1960s?
Replies: 11
Views: 780

Re: Any Boomers recall this toy from the early 1960s?

Doesn't ring a bell, but then we never had a lot of toys growing up.
by gcs
Tue Feb 20, 2024 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 82nd anniversary of the bombing of Darwin
Replies: 13
Views: 693

Re: 82nd anniversary of the bombing of Darwin

I thought I knew the major engagements of WW2, but I was unaware of this attack. Thank you for reminding us.
by gcs
Tue Feb 20, 2024 9:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Liking the new air rifle
Replies: 35
Views: 2078

Re: Liking the new air rifle

Ji, I recently got a Hatsun 95 22 from Pyramyd air on sale , I've yet to try it out but it's a BIG gun and very heavy, not something you want to walk around with very far...Just so you know...
by gcs
Mon Feb 12, 2024 8:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This was a little different.
Replies: 24
Views: 1379

Re: This was a little different.

Had a Ruger security six that would bind up like that, Ist time was during a qualification shoot, armorer looked at it and cleaned it up enough to finish, said the Rugers had a tight tolerance...
by gcs
Thu Feb 08, 2024 9:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 'Smart' devices are dumb....
Replies: 18
Views: 927

Re: 'Smart' devices are dumb....

After the EMP strike who are you going to call with your protected phone? :mrgreen:
by gcs
Mon Jan 29, 2024 8:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for one missing item and you find the other one you've been looking for
Replies: 10
Views: 651

Re: Looking for one missing item and you find the other one you've been looking for

My old man lost a magazine that he "hid" in the house, never did find it, years later I had to clean out his house, I never found it either....Wherever he hid it, it's still there...
by gcs
Tue Jan 23, 2024 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ultra sonic cleaning
Replies: 13
Views: 831

Re: Ultra sonic cleaning

I haven't, but have read that others do it regularly... really can't hurt anything...
by gcs
Mon Jan 22, 2024 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: gforce shotguns
Replies: 5
Views: 395

Re: gforce shotguns

That's cheap enough to use as a paddle if it stops working, :mrgreen: For maximum recoil reduction you want a gas operated gun, if that's what a Gforce is then you should be good to go. I do use 3" shells but with 1 1/4 oz shot, no need to super size more than that. Geese I use bb's, ducks #3, ...
by gcs
Mon Jan 22, 2024 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: REAL Info About Tinnitus Research
Replies: 14
Views: 1133

Re: REAL Info About Tinnitus Research

I have it constantly, I never really notice it, or pay attention to it, It's just another background noise that you get used to.
by gcs
Sun Jan 07, 2024 9:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: There goes the pumphouse anti-freezing system...
Replies: 9
Views: 884

Re: There goes the pumphouse anti-freezing system...

My grandparents had a attached well pump "house" upstate NY, below 0 degrees was common, they had a 2 bulb fixture in case one burned out. Doesn't help with a power outage but I don't recall they had many of those. You can still get rough service incandescents up to 100 watts. a little les...
by gcs
Fri Jan 05, 2024 9:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "What was that?!?"
Replies: 13
Views: 848

Re: "What was that?!?"

We had one of those whack a mole kits in 3006 when we were still kids, the loading was easy enough and we never popped a primer. One time I noticed a just finished round that the primer was sticking up a little, no problem I'll just tap it down.....after the second tap it dawned on me what the heck ...
by gcs
Thu Jan 04, 2024 3:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recoil as I age
Replies: 44
Views: 2804

Re: Recoil as I age

My brother handed me his S&W 44 mag to try, one round later I handed it back. Most unpleasant handgun I ever tried...no thanks...lol
by gcs
Fri Dec 29, 2023 8:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite leather dressing
Replies: 15
Views: 1003

Re: Favorite leather dressing

Don't overlook Ballistol, I cleaned up a holster that was dry and over 50 years old, did a very good job,
by gcs
Sun Dec 17, 2023 8:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Input from those in law enforcement
Replies: 18
Views: 1138

Re: Input from those in law enforcement

Let it drop, but keep copies of all documentation and correspondence, and maybe add another camera to cover any blind spots....
by gcs
Sun Dec 17, 2023 8:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Homemade BP
Replies: 12
Views: 658

Re: Homemade BP

Read somewhere that willow charcoal was the best for BP, even gave a "recipe" on how to make small batches with a coffee can, i believe...
by gcs
Tue Dec 12, 2023 4:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: POF Tombstone Lever Carbine
Replies: 11
Views: 720

Re: POF Tombstone Lever Carbine

Interesting concept for the communist run states, but that accuracy just plain sucks...
by gcs
Fri Dec 01, 2023 8:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone else wish they had bought a dozen 336's when they were $200 at Wallyworld?
Replies: 23
Views: 1086

Re: Anyone else wish they had bought a dozen 336's when they were $200 at Wallyworld?

I wished I had gotten the 30-30 cowboy when it came out, I thought that was one nice looking rifle!....but, I had a perfectly good 336, didn't really need it.....so let it go by.... :oops: lol
by gcs
Sun Nov 26, 2023 8:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: oldest or earliest born folks you talked to
Replies: 15
Views: 713

Re: oldest or earliest born folks you talked to

Always talked to the old folks, My grandmother was the most forthcoming on working the farm in Germany with hand tools, and the crippling inflation after WW1. Was friendly with a few old Baymen, talked about the old days fishing here in the bay, and they new the last of the market hunters. You could...
by gcs
Wed Nov 22, 2023 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remember to Cherish every moment with Loved Ones
Replies: 9
Views: 615

Re: Remember to Cherish every moment with Loved Ones

LOL , go get em!! ...
by gcs
Wed Nov 22, 2023 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A heavy for the .30 WCF
Replies: 23
Views: 1353

Re: A heavy for the .30 WCF

And yet... there's an Aussie on one of these boards at one time that was killing Feral "brush bulls" with 150 gr. factory ammo....Not sure there's anything tougher than an older feral bull.

While bigger is supposed to be better , probably not necessary....
by gcs
Fri Nov 10, 2023 8:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 19 Texas Rangers, Only 18 Winchesters. Why?
Replies: 12
Views: 2114

Re: 19 Texas Rangers, Only 18 Winchesters. Why?

The Krag guy had overwatch duty.... :mrgreen:
by gcs
Wed Nov 01, 2023 4:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Serious injury with a crossbow
Replies: 16
Views: 1229

Re: Serious injury with a crossbow

Friend of mine just got out of the emergency room, he has a crank up Xbow and somehow it got away from him and badly maimed his thumb, he'll be out of commission for a few weeks. I had an accidental discharge with mine, it was pointing down when it went off, bolt had a mechanical broadhead that miss...
by gcs
Mon Oct 23, 2023 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got banned from Marlin Owners site
Replies: 19
Views: 1080

Re: Got banned from Marlin Owners site

I miss all the good stuff!
Been a member for years, never had an issue, or noticed anything worthy of being banned, but I'm not delicate and most things don't bother me...lol
by gcs
Mon Oct 23, 2023 2:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite sippin’ bourbons?
Replies: 44
Views: 12973

Re: Favorite sippin’ bourbons?

I usually sip a scotch winter evenings but have some bourbon here too, A customer brought me a bottle of Buffalo Trace, while I appreciated the gesture I'm not fond of it.

Someone once told me get wild turkey, reasonably priced and better than most....
by gcs
Tue Oct 17, 2023 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So True
Replies: 10
Views: 573

Re: So True

I hear ya,....2 new hips and 2 knees!
by gcs
Tue Oct 03, 2023 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Arrgghh! Water Leak
Replies: 13
Views: 448

Re: Arrgghh! Water Leak

If only they made something you can put in the line, somewhere you can access it, to shut the water off for that section.... :mrgreen:
by gcs
Tue Oct 03, 2023 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Up close and personal
Replies: 10
Views: 462

Re: Up close and personal

I've used the pinesol trick with raccoons, it worked until I got around to eliminating the little darlings... 8)
by gcs
Mon Sep 25, 2023 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Half Million Year Old Structure Found???
Replies: 11
Views: 559

Re: Half Million Year Old Structure Found???

I always get a kick out of these "experts" that are locked into their own biases. What makes them think early hominids were stupid? They populated the world with limited tech. They must have done something right.
by gcs
Mon Sep 25, 2023 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Air rifle?
Replies: 18
Views: 701

Re: Air rifle?

Friend of mine is into the pcp guns, has a few high caliber ones... He did manage to blow up the air cylinder on one, almost took his thumb off, didn't seem to affect him, I think I'd be nervous filling one of those bombs up, lol
by gcs
Sun Sep 24, 2023 6:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Air rifle?
Replies: 18
Views: 701

Re: Air rifle?

Thanks to all, Had a cheap springer as a kid, it was completely adequate, and I sent a lot of pellets down range. Fast forward 60 years and have a need for some light duty "jobs"..... Nath, any reason you distrust a gas cylinder? Springers are still available and inexpensive, but seems to ...
by gcs
Fri Sep 22, 2023 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Air rifle?
Replies: 18
Views: 701

Air rifle?

Any suggestions for a reasonably priced pellet rifle?

Probably 22 cal, gas piston?, accurate to at least 25 yds. No scope needed.

Thanks
by gcs
Thu Sep 21, 2023 2:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Medical Pearl of the Day
Replies: 6
Views: 444

Re: Medical Pearl of the Day

I've said it before but it's too bad there aren't more doctors like you, especially "here"

They've all sold out to the evil empires, a few try to stay independent but the buy out money becomes impossible for them to resist.
by gcs
Wed Sep 20, 2023 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The fall goose...
Replies: 13
Views: 562

Re: The fall goose...

Goose pastrami....you'll thank me later, lol
by gcs
Sun Sep 17, 2023 4:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT PACO
Replies: 47
Views: 1972

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT PACO

Happy Birthday!, Thanks for all you've done!...
by gcs
Fri Sep 08, 2023 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 81 with a 410!
Replies: 7
Views: 360

Re: 81 with a 410!

Well done...
by gcs
Wed Sep 06, 2023 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 20-gauge slug loads
Replies: 59
Views: 2283

Re: 20-gauge slug loads

You roll crimping with a hand drill or a drill press?
by gcs
Fri Sep 01, 2023 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for info regarding loading .410 #000 Buck
Replies: 18
Views: 780

Re: Looking for info regarding loading .410 #000 Buck

I had looked into it and people did say that the inline buckshot would deform on firing, I never got to load any as I got sidetracked but maybe nickel plated buck shot would be better, with better penetration...