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by jeepnik
Mon May 29, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For the kid who needs close air support...
Replies: 3
Views: 76

Re: For the kid who needs close air support...

Well that's different. Lucky kid. Actually I was expecting something a bit different. My eldest once needed close air support. Marines didn't have anything close. A couple of Apaches dealt with the problem with aplomb. Kid actually things Army pilots are cool. Who'd have thought a Marine would ever ...
by jeepnik
Mon May 29, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayer Request Lung cancer
Replies: 34
Views: 165

Re: Prayer Request Lung cancer

Prayers up.
by jeepnik
Sun May 28, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dang rat!!
Replies: 3
Views: 197

Re: Dang rat!!

Fumigate the RV with exhaust
by jeepnik
Sun May 28, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Doctors Under Siege?
Replies: 8
Views: 277

Re: Doctors Under Siege?

Happens to my vet from time to time, but not to my people doctor.
by jeepnik
Mon May 22, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting WWII Photo
Replies: 11
Views: 401

Re: Interesting WWII Photo

YK, our country is still turning out people like them. They just don't get the press.

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by jeepnik
Mon May 22, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting WWII Photo
Replies: 11
Views: 401

Re: Interesting WWII Photo

The Japanese used the HO-103 in 12.7 caliber. So yep it's pretty much a Japanese made version of our .50 cal. M-1921 aircraft machine gun.
by jeepnik
Mon May 22, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting WWII Photo
Replies: 11
Views: 401

Re: Interesting WWII Photo

Any idea what ship?
by jeepnik
Sun May 21, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So, Who's cooking what today?
Replies: 14
Views: 251

So, Who's cooking what today?

Just put yams on the grill, to be followed by beef ribs. What are you all cooking up today?
by jeepnik
Wed May 17, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BC/ AD to BCE when did that happen?
Replies: 17
Views: 549

Re: BC/ AD to BCE when did that happen?

I use BC and AD, as do my kids. But I fear that the generation after theirs will be totally PC and thus ignorant of all that went before. Which brings up the old saying, "those that fail to learn from history are bound to repeat it."
by jeepnik
Sun May 14, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got a leak in pond dam. Advice?
Replies: 12
Views: 427

Re: Got a leak in pond dam. Advice?

What size pipe? What material? Does it have many 90's? If large enough, and not of complex design with regards to 90's and tee's you might be able to sleeve it with a smaller diameter pipe. Think of it as the pipe equivalent of sleeving a shot out or pitted barrel.
by jeepnik
Fri May 12, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: made 62 and retired
Replies: 20
Views: 814

Re: made 62 and retired

Congrats.
by jeepnik
Thu May 11, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: requesting thoughts and prayers
Replies: 22
Views: 377

Re: requesting thoughts and prayers

Prayers up.
by jeepnik
Thu May 11, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PillHer is recovering well
Replies: 8
Views: 183

Re: PillHer is recovering well

That sounds fantastic. Prayers up for her continued recovery.
by jeepnik
Mon May 08, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Incoming! (Hard Landing...)
Replies: 7
Views: 430

Re: Incoming! (Hard Landing...)

Primitive strip. Moving something illegal into the country?
by jeepnik
Mon May 08, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PillHer having surgery in the morning.
Replies: 15
Views: 336

Re: PillHer having surgery in the morning.

Prayers up. Keep us posted.
by jeepnik
Sun May 07, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New 4-Barrel Introduced
Replies: 5
Views: 468

Re: New 4-Barrel Introduced

I've got a COP from I think the 80's sitting in the safe. And considering how it feels to fire it, it will like sit there until my kids get it. Both are cops and thought it would make a fair backup piece. Then they fired it. It's a nice conversation started, but that's it. The little .22 lr shown he...
by jeepnik
Sat May 06, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Monte Walsh
Replies: 35
Views: 1728

Re: Monte Walsh

I prefer Magnum Walsh but hey I'm from Hawai'i. :lol: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v504/Ahnkochee/GIFs/shaka-1.gif http://fiftiesweb.com/tv/magnum-pi-selleck-5.jpg OT PS. I ABHOR the 21st century version of Hawaii 5-0 what a crap-fest and a waist of one hour of your life that you'll never get ...
by jeepnik
Fri May 05, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One for the good guys - CCW thwarts a mass shooter
Replies: 7
Views: 423

Re: One for the good guys - CCW thwarts a mass shooter

Tony Katz (radio talk show guy) said (paraphrasing as I remember it from the drive in today) that " Instead of vilifying the Concealed Carriers among us, as 'potential criminals', we should instead be celebrating their presence, as individuals who are willing to risk their own lives to benefit soci...
by jeepnik
Fri May 05, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It rained, and it rained....
Replies: 6
Views: 326

Re: It rained, and it rained....

Unlike most of the folks here, I like rain. Finally busted our drought. In fact, more rain for this weekend. That's very late for us, but we'll take every drop we can get. Now if the darned fools would only maintain their equipment and not flush billions of gallons down the drain cuz something broke.
by jeepnik
Thu May 04, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Monte Walsh
Replies: 14
Views: 626

Re: Monte Walsh

Don't know if I'm the one who recommended the book, but I usually do. I haven't seen a movie yet that could hold a candle to a book. Perhaps I was born with enough imagination that I can "see" the word picture the author paints. Plus, you can go back and reread a book in parts or completely anytime ...
by jeepnik
Thu May 04, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: fish guns
Replies: 19
Views: 593

Re: fish guns

Depends where, but most often a .45 acp AMT Backup. A bit on the heavy side, but that helps with recoil. And the .45 acp, well what is there to say.
by jeepnik
Thu May 04, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kid's first deer kill
Replies: 10
Views: 282

Re: Kid's first deer kill

Not a 30-30 but the bolt action equivalent, 243 Win. Our family has one that gets handed to the next future hunter. Been thorough several generations now, and waiting for the next.
by jeepnik
Tue May 02, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spring set in magazine.
Replies: 3
Views: 231

Re: Spring set in magazine.

Okay, there's the science behind it. No do you really expect it to change the minds of those who don't agree? Personally I've never had a mag spring fail regardless of use / abuse. But some have. The only way to find out why those that failed did would be to send it to a metallurgical lab for analys...
by jeepnik
Tue May 02, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: B17 Bombers, Battle Damage
Replies: 18
Views: 791

Re: B17 Bombers, Battle Damage

My uncle Fred was a B/N on B-17's. A kid like so many who manned these great aircraft. Uncle Fred was one of the lucky ones. Not totally unscarred, but he made it back when so very many did not. Whenever I think about my dad, grandfathers and uncles, all of whom served during WWII, some of them in W...
by jeepnik
Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Not bad for pot-metal and a 2X4
Replies: 13
Views: 731

Re: Not bad for pot-metal and a 2X4

I currently own a Golden Boy and am very happy with it. I've been looking at their new .410's. Both have pistol grip stocks and I prefer straight. Hoping they come out with the straight stock. But, I'm not going to do what I did with the Winchester and Marlin 410's and wait until they're gone. No re...
by jeepnik
Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recovering from surgery
Replies: 27
Views: 818

Re: Recovering from surgery

Be smart with the pain meds. They can cause addiction, as I am sure you know. Use them to knock the edge off the pain to where you can still feel some small amount of pain. The small pain serves as a reminder to be careful. Decrease the pain meds as soon as possible. Take something for the constipa...
by jeepnik
Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Makeup Works.................
Replies: 6
Views: 427

Re: How Makeup Works.................

And he came to in traction.
by jeepnik
Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recovering from surgery
Replies: 27
Views: 818

Re: Recovering from surgery

Prayers continue. Follow docs directions and heal fast.
by jeepnik
Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can't make this stuff up
Replies: 5
Views: 322

Re: Can't make this stuff up

Great to see the art of tongue in cheek isn't dead.
by jeepnik
Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: God has a sense of humor: Feral Pigs ‘Rampage’ in Kirkuk, Killing 3 ISIS Militants
Replies: 19
Views: 598

Re: God has a sense of humor: Feral Pigs ‘Rampage’ in Kirkuk, Killing 3 ISIS Militants

Regarding bacon and Islam and Iraq. Did you know that the US military would not serve bacon to the troops in Iraq? Perhaps they were afraid the soldiers and Marines would take it and rub it on their ammo. :mrgreen:

I've got two that I'm quite sure would do so if they knew about it.
by jeepnik
Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who in the heck ordered this
Replies: 27
Views: 997

Re: Who in the heck ordered this

Global warming... How true! Science has proven that the planet warms and cools naturally so get ready for the next ice age. But on the other hand, the sun will burn out in another 4 billion years so... Or it could supernova in the next second. We'd get a few minutes warning but what difference woul...
by jeepnik
Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who in the heck ordered this
Replies: 27
Views: 997

Re: Who in the heck ordered this

Ya I know it was just kinda a shock after being 54 and sunny yesterday. Drained the pond yesterday for spring cleaning, that and it has a leak somewhere so gotta fix that. Good day to make a fire in the shop and build something. Stay dry MM, jeepnik hope you get a sun burn. :P :lol: This old hide i...
by jeepnik
Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: To checker or not to checker?
Replies: 21
Views: 524

Re: To checker or not to checker?

Checkering always (if done well) an air of class to long guns. Go for it.
by jeepnik
Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who in the heck ordered this
Replies: 27
Views: 997

Re: Who in the heck ordered this

Sunny and 80°F. Live is a beach.
by jeepnik
Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hepburn dilema
Replies: 18
Views: 652

Re: Hepburn dilema

Now here is where a time machine would be great. Because I think it's the only way you'll ever figure out how this rifle came to be. Still, it is a beaut.
by jeepnik
Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New US Army sniper rifle
Replies: 14
Views: 810

Re: New US Army sniper rifle

And, 308 is the go to? Surely, they can do better than that. I can't think of anything better that would function in the AR style rifle. I agree....I guess what I was saying is that I don't consider this Ray Gun AR a sniper rifle. Backward progress considering the 50 BMG sniper rifles in use. 338s,...
by jeepnik
Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PH killed in Zimbabwe
Replies: 11
Views: 707

Re: PH killed in Zimbabwe

Pretty good thread about this over at rugerforum.com
by jeepnik
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New US Army sniper rifle
Replies: 14
Views: 810

Re: New US Army sniper rifle

So there is one article about the military looking to replace the 5.56 with the 7.62. Now were talking about new sniper rifles. Seems there is some money to be spent and some to be made in small arms these days. I'm sort of reminded of Germany in WWII. Hitler wanted nothing to do with semi auto rifl...
by jeepnik
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Bowie Knife is finished
Replies: 34
Views: 1884

Re: The Bowie Knife is finished

Oh my, but that is purty. I'm pretty sure you are well grown up. You ought to make and sell some of those.
by jeepnik
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Understanding modern Royal Marines rations...
Replies: 7
Views: 571

Re: Understanding modern Royal Marines rations...

Gee, they eat almost as well as an enlisted USAF troop. :mrgreen: When I was stationed at EUSA HQ, we would occasionally need a driver to go to Osan AFB for one reason or another. We would always volunteer for that job just to eat at the OUTSTANDING mess hall they had. One time I got to see and hea...
by jeepnik
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I've gone stupid
Replies: 7
Views: 400

Re: I've gone stupid

Well, you could contact the scope and/or the mount manufacturer and ask. But if you dig it's probably on their website.
by jeepnik
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayer request - update (at the end)
Replies: 28
Views: 773

Re: Prayer request - update (at the end)

Prayers up. Sounds like you have a good doc. It ashamed you have to await governmental approval for what is obviously a necessary procedure.
by jeepnik
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AR-style 12-gauge
Replies: 12
Views: 452

Re: AR-style 12-gauge

J Miller wrote:
Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:04 pm
Looks like fun, but I wanna a 20 round mag for it :twisted: .

Joe
Oh yea, someone will make one soon, for sure.
by jeepnik
Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Understanding modern Royal Marines rations...
Replies: 7
Views: 571

Re: Understanding modern Royal Marines rations...

Gee, they eat almost as well as an enlisted USAF troop. :mrgreen:
by jeepnik
Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Post-op night sweats
Replies: 6
Views: 310

Re: Post-op night sweats

Darn, I thought it was only me. I never even bothered to mention it to the doc.

I know that sometime things out of the past will make me wake up sweating. I just figured it was a dream I didn't remember, or didn't want to.
by jeepnik
Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 'Mushroom Hunters'
Replies: 11
Views: 544

Re: 'Mushroom Hunters'

Back when I was a kid my parents had a cabin at one of the local lakes. In winter it was wonderland, now of course it's all condos. :cry: Anyway, it wasn't unusual to have folks park in front of the cabin off the road so they didn't have to pay for parking at the resorts. The cops were too busy with...
by jeepnik
Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does your dog watch TV?
Replies: 10
Views: 434

Re: Does your dog watch TV?

So, how do they know what a dog sees? And if they can see stuff around them, why can't they see TV. Me thinks no one has really found a way to know what someone else, much less another species "sees". Wouldn't it be funny if they see it but are smart enough to realize it isn't worth the time or ener...
by jeepnik
Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just saw this on the Ruger site
Replies: 17
Views: 1029

Re: Just saw this on the Ruger site

OTOH I do like their 9mm moon-clip LCR. For a newbie, it has a female-doable trigger pull, the simplicity of a revolver, and 9mm is a decent cartridge. The full-moon clip reloading helps as far as speed, if more shots are needed. Same amount of practice with a speed loader and you'll be on an even ...
by jeepnik
Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just saw this on the Ruger site
Replies: 17
Views: 1029

Re: Just saw this on the Ruger site

FWiedner wrote:
Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:03 pm
I've been shopping for a new .22 DA revolver.

I'm pretty sure that's not it.

But who knows...

:roll:
Go find a good used Smith and you'll be miles ahead.
by jeepnik
Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coffee with Trump?
Replies: 14
Views: 589

Re: Coffee with Trump?

I can't get excited about those regardless of who's President. When Kissenger and Rockefeller were traveling too and from the Middle East these birds always stopped over at Torejon. Nothing but a pain in the backside. Had to roll out all of the equipment, and then have one crew standing by it the en...