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by earlmck
Tue Oct 12, 2021 12:54 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Ivermectin as a "Prevent Defense"
Replies: 6
Views: 135

Ivermectin as a "Prevent Defense"

I know there are a fair bunch of us olde leevergunners who got some of that education from our resident docs on here and so were early adapters of the Ivermectin protocols for fightin' the Covid: there are probably about as many variations of use as there are levergunners, though my old pard Butch i...
by earlmck
Mon Oct 11, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fun Project 1800s Cartridge Belt Restoration
Replies: 21
Views: 369

Re: Fun Project 1800s Cartridge Belt Restoration

That was quite the project, and very well done. Thanks for sharing with us!
by earlmck
Wed Oct 06, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For Gamekeeper -- Put the Vaccine in Beer
Replies: 18
Views: 464

Re: For Gamekeeper -- Put the Vaccine in Beer

Many years ago I had the opportunity to go drinking in Olongapo City with a bunch of British sailors. Their ship came into Subic Bay and they tied up outboard of my destroyer. Anyway.......once the vaccine is in the ale/beer, it won't have enough time to spoil.......trust me :D I'm guessing those B...
by earlmck
Wed Oct 06, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Ivermectin Musings....
Replies: 165
Views: 6477

Re: Ivermectin Musings....

https://rivercitymalone.com/health/pathologists-investigate-deaths-after-covid-vaccination/ What is that? EEEEYikes! The stuff you and Grizz and DocAJ come up with... highly educational but freekin' frightening. I'd never heard of graphene until a few weeks ago I saw blurb about somebody finding it...
by earlmck
Wed Oct 06, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: “We’ve lost Australia “
Replies: 1
Views: 90

Re: “We’ve lost Australia “

Incredible how our world has moved toward a marxist totalitarianism in such a short time. The Aussies are just a few months ahead of us with the mandate/lockdown stuff, the way the Israelis are a few months ahead of us vaccine-wise. We can watch them to see our future.
by earlmck
Mon Oct 04, 2021 11:34 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Ivermectin Musings....
Replies: 165
Views: 6477

Re: Ivermectin Musings....

As to these employers 'mandating' covid vaccines, if ANY employee has a side effect the employer should be liable, and if a vaccine recipient dies, the employer should be charged with homicide. You can bet if you as an employer forced your employees to go skydiving against their will and one died, ...
by earlmck
Fri Oct 01, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Range Report - Original .45-75 Winchester 1876 SRC
Replies: 16
Views: 481

Re: Range Report - Original .45-75 Winchester 1876 SRC

What a great old rifle, and a fine report on it. Thanks Kirk!

That would be a great candidate to join in with our "big levergun" shoot we do here in Central Oregon. We stretch 'em on out to 500 yards, but we have nice large targets.
by earlmck
Wed Sep 29, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: All right you guys, don't laugh
Replies: 25
Views: 829

Re: All right you guys, don't laugh

My "war wound" that I returned with from SE Asia is a slowly advancing toenail fungus. My lady doc, who is fairly worthless for most things health-related, gave me a "toenailectomy" and removed the three largest toenails on my left foot last Spring. It turned out that it was 6 weeks before I could r...
by earlmck
Sun Sep 26, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Ivermectin Musings....
Replies: 165
Views: 6477

Re: Ivermectin Musings....

I have my three tubes of the stuff, and I was thinking ( :o ) Since Covid is a virus, and it seems to work on it pretty good... Would it work on the cold virus? One of the actions of Ivermectin is to boost the ability of zinc to do its job of virus-killing. And zinc lozenges have long been my main ...
by earlmck
Sun Sep 26, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .44-40 Crimping under the Bullet
Replies: 29
Views: 807

Re: .44-40 Crimping under the Bullet

Hah! Pretty dang slick Carlsen.

I'm a "stuff-it full" fellow normally to avoid that setback but I'm surely going to stick that one in my bag of tricks.
by earlmck
Sat Sep 25, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Doc, math that provides sane figures
Replies: 1
Views: 105

Re: Doc, math that provides sane figures

Thanks Grizz. Always good to have additional data analysis showing the shots do more harm than good. Too bad facts don't count anymore: from the President's speech I gather the Govm't will be coming after us unvaxxed with the full weight of their "powers". Well at least while we are worrying about B...
by earlmck
Fri Sep 24, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fooling with the 240 gr. XTP MAG bullet in my Rossi
Replies: 7
Views: 297

Re: Fooling with the 240 gr. XTP MAG bullet in my Rossi

QuickLoad thinks your 27 grain load should get you around 1750 fps out of that 16" bbl. That should do the job!
by earlmck
Thu Sep 23, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Ivermectin Musings....
Replies: 165
Views: 6477

Re: Ivermectin Musings....

Which countries and which states in India are those? I had read this a few days ago and thought "wow! let's follow their lead" https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/09/huge-uttar-pradesh-india-announces-state-covid-19-free-proving-effectiveness-deworming-drug-ivermectin/ I'm guessing " The Gateway ...
by earlmck
Wed Sep 22, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Ivermectin Musings....
Replies: 165
Views: 6477

Re: Ivermectin Musings....

I don't know why we would need more medical studies. A year and a half into this Covid thing we have whole countries around the world and whole states in India with huge populations that have tried various different strategies and it sounds like some of the strategies have worked well. The countries...
by earlmck
Wed Sep 22, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Left really is trying to provoke Violence. .
Replies: 1
Views: 108

Re: The Left really is trying to provoke Violence. .

They are beginning to raise my blood pressure, and I've always been a "live and let live" sort of fellow.
by earlmck
Wed Sep 22, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If you could have just one 92 ...
Replies: 66
Views: 1827

Re: If you could have just one 92 ...

:idea: Earl I believe you have that Quick Load and those are clearly not the bullets for those long jobs so what is the scoop here? In this particular game I don't need to knock the target over, just get a hit on it, so maintaining stability enough to be accurate at 200 yards is the only requiremen...
by earlmck
Tue Sep 21, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If you could have just one 92 ...
Replies: 66
Views: 1827

Re: If you could have just one 92 ...

My Rossi 357 (I have the 24" octagon bbl version) is one of my favorites so will be with me until some grandkid gets it later on. Gets used on tin-can shooting expeditions and would be my "go-to" baby for jack rabbits if we could ever resurrect that critter in these parts. But all that shootin' is c...
by earlmck
Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:06 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: A letter to Rachel Madow
Replies: 2
Views: 157

Re: A letter to Rachel Madow

I had seen the "letter to Rachel" before but I had not seen that medical study. Holy Moly Ticer! I was about to say "I can hardly believe this" but unfortunately I can very easily believe it after seeing things unfold this last 18 months or so... Anyway, much thanks for that! I'm sending it on to a ...
by earlmck
Wed Sep 15, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Opinion
Replies: 48
Views: 3153

Re: My Opinion

When I bought a used Ruger Redhawk 44 mag at a gunshow 30 years ago I was so sure I'd found perfection that I have only purchased 2 handguns since. A second Redhawk in case I ever wore out the first one. And a GP100 'cause it is much like the Redhawk in a smaller, lighter package. Yep, they are just...
by earlmck
Tue Sep 14, 2021 12:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LeverAction Ongoing Postal Match
Replies: 8
Views: 310

Re: LeverAction Ongoing Postal Match

I'm confused. What's the target and how many shots are we shootin' at it?
by earlmck
Sun Sep 12, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Developing a load for the 45-75 WCF - Report
Replies: 4
Views: 285

Re: Developing a load for the 45-75 WCF - Report

Nice report Kirk! Good to see you started on another shooting adventure.
by earlmck
Sun Sep 12, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Case Flaring
Replies: 7
Views: 308

Re: Case Flaring

All my rifles are fed cast bullets and I do have Lee's Universal expanding die for the times am loading for a cartridge for which I don't have my favorite expander. My favorite is the Lyman "M" die, which does a nice little 2-diameter expander plus flare, probably just like your revolver expanders d...
by earlmck
Tue Sep 07, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: What a British officer thinks. Fear Biden.
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Re: What a British officer thinks. Fear Biden.

Even the ex-Obama people who I thought were "running" Joe are smart enough to keep the troops on the ground until the evacuations are done, and to not leave vast armaments for the enemy. I didn't realize Joe was cognizant enough to insist that something be done "his way" but apparently he did in thi...
by earlmck
Tue Sep 07, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: selling online
Replies: 6
Views: 216

Re: selling online

I'm not real savvy on values of firearms so when I "thin the herd" I put it on "Gunbroker" and use lots of pictures and the best description I can give. I like to time the closing to Sunday evening, state clearly that I accept a C&R license for guns clearly over 50 yrs old, accept personal checks (w...
by earlmck
Sun Sep 05, 2021 12:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any Herter's fans here?
Replies: 11
Views: 426

Re: Any Herter's fans here?

Sure was disappointed when we no longer got the Herter's catalog, although it had deteriorated a bunch in those final years. A modest amount of my loading gear is still Herter's -- several dies, powder scale, a great small-charge powder measure, powder funnel, and "Universal Neck size die" that I st...
by earlmck
Wed Sep 01, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Here Are Some More HCQ and Ivermectin Facts
Replies: 18
Views: 656

Re: Here Are Some More HCQ and Ivermectin Facts

Suddenly the feed stores in our area seem to be out of Ivermectin. Dang people are self-medicating.
by earlmck
Fri Aug 27, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: 12 Americans did not need to die today
Replies: 7
Views: 232

Re: 12 Americans did not need to die today

Xi Jinping Like he decides all of Biden's actions. This one is actually a master-stroke on his part. He ruins the US reputation in one fell swoop. No US enemy now fears our country, and we will be hard pressed to ever get local support again. Xi sends a message to Taiwan: "You're next - the US will...
by earlmck
Wed Aug 25, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: who are the super-spreaders ?? read all about it
Replies: 4
Views: 197

Re: who are the super-spreaders ?? read all about it

Wow -- that's hugely ironic!

This will be widely ignored -- it would totally mess up their push to force all health-care workers to be vaccinated which is the current push of the Soviet-Socialist State.
by earlmck
Tue Aug 17, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Watch it before it’s pulled C19
Replies: 18
Views: 604

Re: Watch it before it’s pulled C19

I can understand doctors in Oregon not using Ivermectin to control our increasing hospitalization numbers (they'd be fired in this Democrat-controlled state). But why are not doctors in Florida or Texas using it?
by earlmck
Sat Aug 14, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Proposed Hunting/Fishing Ban in Oregon?
Replies: 7
Views: 322

Re: Proposed Hunting/Fishing Ban in Oregon?

One of the amusing things we get with voting season in Oregon is goofy initiatives that fortunately go down in flames.
by earlmck
Sat Aug 14, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rossi 92 and Ruger loads .45 Colt
Replies: 36
Views: 1021

Re: Rossi 92 and Ruger loads .45 Colt

I once loaded up 50 full-power loads for my 454 Rossi for a test I was running. I just looked at my notes; Magtech 454 cases, Hornady 300 gr XTP magnum bullet, Winchester small rifle primers, 30.0 Lil' Gun at 1.745" COAL was heavily compressed. Produced 2045 fps from the 20" bbl and was ouchy to sho...
by earlmck
Fri Aug 13, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old "stuff"
Replies: 3
Views: 275

Old "stuff"

The wife has been helping a friend of hers organize an estate sale after the death of the friend's dad. Friend's brother took everything worthwhile (guns, ammo, reloading supplies, newer tools) leaving not much of value behind. But from the looks of the remains he must have been one of "us", though ...
by earlmck
Sat Aug 07, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Flash-Over Incident Using Hornady Hand Primer
Replies: 24
Views: 917

Re: Flash-Over Incident Using Hornady Hand Primer

Wow! Glad you are OK Scrum. That's just plumb scary to us reloaders. I've been loading shells for 50+ (hmmm...maybe 50+++) years and have never had a primer detonate in the process, and surely did not realize they'd go off just being adjacent to another primer detonation. That event would add a seri...
by earlmck
Sat Aug 07, 2021 12:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3 Days of Birthday Present
Replies: 8
Views: 271

Re: 3 Days of Birthday Present

Danged fine job Griff. And... Happy Birthday!
by earlmck
Thu Aug 05, 2021 11:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chronographing Handloaded .22 Rimfires
Replies: 15
Views: 481

Re: Chronographing Handloaded .22 Rimfires

Jim, you may be amused to hear that QuickLoad includes the 22 long rifle. QL thinks your 1.5 grains of Bullseye should get you 1075 fps and 90% powder burned, while your 1.6 grains Lil' Gun would get 400 fps if it could get out of the barrel, only 15% of powder burned. QL would be thinking close to ...
by earlmck
Tue Jul 20, 2021 12:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday To earlmck
Replies: 8
Views: 216

Re: Happy Birthday To earlmck

Thanks fellers! I celebrated by helping a daughter inventory the remains of her dad's gun stuff as she gets ready for an estate sale. "Remains" is the word, as her brother had brought a U-Haul truck and removed everything of value and left behind a few stocks taken off military guns that then got sp...
by earlmck
Tue Jul 20, 2021 12:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Loose Lever on Model 94
Replies: 7
Views: 371

Re: Loose Lever on Model 94

Looks about like my 1950 vintage '94.
by earlmck
Sun Jul 18, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finding things to do after being fired
Replies: 8
Views: 344

Re: Finding things to do after being fired

Well poo -- COSteve has been my hero on the Rossi 357 levergun. Everytime I would think "this dang thing is just a 100 yard gun" I'd see one of his posts and decide to try again. And now he is "done" :shock: !? 100 yards with decent accuracy is all I'd normally need from a jack rabbit shootin' iron ...
by earlmck
Sun Jul 18, 2021 1:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finding things to do after being fired
Replies: 8
Views: 344

Finding things to do after being fired

Yesterday I was going to load up some 357's to take out to play with the pistol silhouette folks (friendly fellers who like pistols and leverguns). But we got notified that the BLM has demanded we close the range to all uses because of fire danger, so there went the shoot. And also our buffalo shoot...
by earlmck
Sat Jul 17, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The PO really P's me off
Replies: 21
Views: 826

Until recently I had only had one bad experience with the USPS and that was a check I sent to jdad who lives just across the mountain from me. Check didn't arrive in a week or 10 days so I cancelled it and sent another. As you'd guess, both checks showed up at his place within a day of each other. T...
by earlmck
Sat Jul 17, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 44sp/44mag vs 44-40 lever in modern guns
Replies: 25
Views: 682

Re: 44sp/44mag vs 44-40 lever in modern guns

At the ballistics you are talking obviously either cartridge will work totally fine. But I always give the nod to anything that processes with carbide size dies vs lube, even though the spray-on lube makes this a minor differential.
by earlmck
Fri Jul 02, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Warm shootin' in a hot Central Oregon
Replies: 17
Views: 459

Re: Warm shootin' in a hot Central Oregon

I miss that range, Earl, as well as your most excellent company. Well come on back Bill, we could really use another local shooter. As we sit today with one of the niftiest ranges around we have only 4 locals who shoot the buffalo rifles and three more who only shoot the Friday stuff, while 3 of us...
by earlmck
Thu Jul 01, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Warm shootin' in a hot Central Oregon
Replies: 17
Views: 459

Re: Warm shootin' in a hot Central Oregon

This range sits at the 4000 ft. elevation range so runs a little cooler than the forecast temps for the nearby towns (Bend, Prineville). So we were just hitting upper 90's when the weatherman was calling for low-to-mid 100's in the towns. And we are done with match shooting by early afternoon, nicel...
by earlmck
Tue Jun 29, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Warm shootin' in a hot Central Oregon
Replies: 17
Views: 459

Warm shootin' in a hot Central Oregon

Some of us fellers (and a couple of ladies) shoot neat old guns the fourth weekend of the month in these parts. This was the first shoot this year that didn't get some part of it cancelled because of snow/rain dousing down the firing line. Might have been a leetle on the warm side but that beats the...
by earlmck
Tue Jun 29, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayers Needed
Replies: 28
Views: 823

Re: Prayers Needed

Oh No M. M. -- That just makes me ache to hear about. Big condolences and healing wishes sent toward you and his young-uns.
by earlmck
Sun Jun 20, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TONKIN GULF YACHT CLUB
Replies: 31
Views: 1840

Re: TONKIN GULF YACHT CLUB

Biggest trouble of being stationed on a carrier was that when you hit the beach you had a couple thousand other fellows all with exactly the same ideas. My trip to Nagasaki from Sasebo would have been a pretty full-up bus; I have no recollection of any sitting problems but I was a lot more flexible ...
by earlmck
Wed Jun 16, 2021 11:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TONKIN GULF YACHT CLUB
Replies: 31
Views: 1840

Re: TONKIN GULF YACHT CLUB

Yes I remember that typhoon, cable. Would have been on our '67-'68 deployment. They locked the ship down with nobody allowed out on any exposed deck. My primary job was taking care of one of the big radars sitting on top of the "island", so from my work space I got a wonderful birds-eye view from th...
by earlmck
Sat Jun 12, 2021 11:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need a place to hunt.
Replies: 5
Views: 326

Re: Need a place to hunt.

Being from West Virginia he is not tuned in to public land. New Mexico has lots of public land managed by BLM (not the riot-guys, this is the "other" BLM). Also lots of US Forest Service in the state. This old kid would hunt up a BLM (Bureau of Land Management) office and clean them out of maps. Or ...
by earlmck
Sun Jun 06, 2021 12:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 1894CL 25/20
Replies: 7
Views: 325

Re: Marlin 1894CL 25/20

I wouldn't mind having one of those myself -- I did the "completed auctions" thing on Gunbroker and found they'd recently sold from $611 (had a big old scope mounted on it!) to $915. Less money than I'd have guessed. Need to figure on another $50 or so for shipping when comparing.
by earlmck
Thu May 27, 2021 12:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PO Ackley 1885 Winchester
Replies: 11
Views: 881

Re: !

I've heard that cases formed from .30-30 should have the necks and shoulder annealed to eliminate split necks. In one box of empty brass there are probably 10 cases with blue felt pen on the bases. A note on that box states, "split necks as marked" So it appears an owner figured out after firing th...