Search found 1844 matches

by mikld
Wed May 24, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old guys computer probs.
Replies: 11
Views: 193

Re: Old guys computer probs.

I guess I'll just take my 'puter to Abby and have her fix it (NCIS)... :D

I guess I left something out, my lost files were bookmarks on Google Chrome. The "recycle bin" icon just sends me to stuff deleted fron windows not my online stuff...
by mikld
Tue May 23, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old guys computer probs.
Replies: 11
Views: 193

Old guys computer probs.

Does anyone know how to "undelete" a file? I was trying to remove a little used entry in a bookmark file and I guess I hit the line just below the one I wanted to delete and removed 90% of my gun related bookmarks, mebbe 75 bookmarks. Yeah, I know 70 year old hands sometimes don't go exactly where y...
by mikld
Fri May 19, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good news then the bad
Replies: 10
Views: 476

Re: Good news then the bad

First I thought of two solutions. You could always rent a mower and let Dad finish the lawn, or pay someone to mow it for you.

But I like FWiedner's post; the grass will still be there when you get back...hog hunting might not wait... :mrgreen:
by mikld
Thu May 18, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BC/ AD to BCE when did that happen?
Replies: 17
Views: 518

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

Hmmm. How does the PC police designate a reason for "Year 1"? Do they hope no one will connect Year 1 with Jesus? Are they hoping no one will notice and just take it for granted Year 1 is an arbitrary starting point? :evil:
by mikld
Wed May 17, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Banning Lead Ammunition
Replies: 26
Views: 597

Re: Banning Lead Ammunition

Just like mentioned a few times above; whatever the politicians and their followers say is skewed. When CA banned lead in "Condor Areas" I looked for facts, scientific facts to back up their spiel about all those poor buzzards that died from the evil lead bullets. I could find none. Just the do-good...
by mikld
Tue May 16, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Banning Lead Ammunition
Replies: 26
Views: 597

Re: Banning Lead Ammunition

Just to add comment to piller's post; the treatment is called "Chelation Therapy", it removes heavy metals from the body... https://www.google.com/search?q=chelation+therapy&oq=chelation+therapy&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l5.6763j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 There are also "natural/herbal" chelation therapi...
by mikld
Thu May 11, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Should I always use only hollow point ammo in a tube feed center fire rifle?
Replies: 14
Views: 534

Re: Should I always use only hollow point ammo in a tube feed center fire rifle?

I wanted a bit more pull on my Puma's stock and some relief from recoil (.44 Mag) so I got a leather butt pad like the lace on one here. https://www.buffaloarms.com/shooting-supplies-accessories/recoil-and-cheek-pads/slip-on-lace-up-butt-pads the lace on "cowboy looking" I put about 3/4" of foam rub...
by mikld
Thu May 11, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayer request
Replies: 27
Views: 386

Re: Prayer request

Prayers for James from So. Oregon...
by mikld
Mon May 01, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another noob question...alternating lead and copper
Replies: 7
Views: 318

Re: Another noob question...alternating lead and copper

I agree with Mr.Miller. I grew up and until my early 20s, never fired a gun and knew only one man that did, so I knew nothing about the "lead after jacketed controversy". I have been reading about this on forums since about 2005 and I've seen an equal number on each side. In my experience, I have se...
by mikld
Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recovering from surgery
Replies: 27
Views: 793

Re: Recovering from surgery

This is one time when it's best for stuff-necked old fellers to obey Dr's orders. (BTDT) :lol: Heal well and quick!
by mikld
Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unanswerable question on black powder
Replies: 23
Views: 717

Re: Unanswerable question on black powder

. The responses here sure do answer the question, including the knowledge level on the forum referred to in the OP. :roll: :mrgreen: . Me thinks ye be right! I was taken aback by the level of criticism and attacks heaped on the guy that suggested it (actually the OP posted a link to a feller that s...
by mikld
Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unanswerable question on black powder
Replies: 23
Views: 717

Unanswerable question on black powder

I got into a "discussion" about loading black powder in a modern bottle necked cartridge; .223 Rem. After the first post about how absolutely stupid the idea was and several attacks on the person suggesting it, the forum group seemed to jump on the bandwagon and post how stupid the person recommendi...
by mikld
Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Firearm Did You Sell That You Want Back?
Replies: 66
Views: 1727

Re: What Firearm Did You Sell That You Want Back?

I had a nickel plate Model 10 that "supposedly" belonged to a Police Chief from Compton, CA (I grew up in Compton) and I traded it away for a 10-22. I think this took place in '70 or '71. Don't/didn't care about previous owners, I'd just like to have an S&W Model 10...
by mikld
Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Has anyone tried Skinner peep for Win 1892?
Replies: 13
Views: 568

Re: Has anyone tried Skinner peep for Win 1892?

Aren't Skinner sights different than "normal" side mounted receiver sights (Lyman, Williams)? I looked at the web site and saw the Skinner sights barrel mounted in the rear sight dovetail for the Rossi Puma '92.
by mikld
Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Going under the knife, boys
Replies: 32
Views: 683

Re: Going under the knife, boys

Prayers from S. Oregun for you...
by mikld
Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A lot of Bull
Replies: 46
Views: 1176

Re: A lot of Bull

I worked for a packing house about 30 years ago for a short time. I just handled/delivered the processed parts, nuttin live. I watched some cattle get processed from walking to hanging quarters and the feller that started the process off used a 22 shooting blanks. I guess the blank just knocked them...
by mikld
Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A lot of Bull
Replies: 46
Views: 1176

Re: A lot of Bull

City boy here. I haven't had the blessing to be around a lot of stock, but the bulls I've seen up close were big! :shock: Owning a few .44 Magnums I might keep one on me if I were to go into a bull's domain, but I think I'd just stay on the other side of the fence, or in my truck...
by mikld
Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: duh... I already have one!
Replies: 20
Views: 703

Re: duh... I already have one!

I saw a report on the new Ruger and surely would get one. But I guess I'm just not quite comfortable with 5 shot revolvers. I have two, a 38 Special and a 357 Mag. and there's something about 5 shooters that I don't care for. Both my 5 shooters are accurate, and easy to shoot, and my 2" 38 fits my p...
by mikld
Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rant on!
Replies: 21
Views: 772

Re: Rant on!

Also, it seems to be the size of the airport matters. My last trip, from a small town airport wasn't much trouble at the starting point, but LAX sucks. I picked up folks from Medford, OR. and Eureka, CA airports a few times and being a small airports it wasn't any trouble. Or maybe there just wasn't...
by mikld
Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just For Argument's Sake....
Replies: 29
Views: 898

Re: Just For Argument's Sake....

My first thought for "something large and dangerous" was my new favorite, an M1 Garand. I have several reloads with expanding/hunting type bullets and it would protect me unless the threat was a large, really mad elephant... I've got a few "short range" defensive toys; 3 .44 Mag revolvers, a restock...
by mikld
Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rant on!
Replies: 21
Views: 772

Re: Rant on!

I used to travel a bit for work, and I agree with the Kid. But, those "professional" travelers know what it takes to get through the lines to get on a plane quickly and easily (and what seats to choose, and how to act on board), but the "fun" travelers are indeed clueless. Those that only fly occasi...
by mikld
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Public shooting ranges
Replies: 26
Views: 774

Re: Public shooting ranges

When I lived in LA, one if the few indoor ranges was OK. They actually had a Range Officer in the shooting area with a badge saying he was in charge. They did not allow rapid fire and closely watched the shooters. Good place to shoot and several LEOs frequented it. The other ranges' users tended a b...
by mikld
Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New format?
Replies: 45
Views: 1640

Re: New format?

Yeah, I noticed a color change and the skewed heading, but BFD! Perhaps the fellers that don't like the colors or "feminist" hues are the same ones that polish their brass to high gloss (looks over content, or like we used to say in the '60s; "all show and no go")... :lol: :lol:
by mikld
Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Hate To Ask......But
Replies: 47
Views: 1668

Re: I Hate To Ask......But

Yessir! Done...
by mikld
Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fix for Greasegun Stuck on Zerks
Replies: 16
Views: 766

Re: Fix for Greasegun Stuck on Zerks

I got a version of one of these a bunch of years ago from my MAC man. https://www.zerkzapper.com/ Working on construction equipment you find many clogged zerk fittings and with the residual pressure on the grease gun fitting, the couplers are hard to remove. I've tried to use grease guns with a "loc...
by mikld
Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lead pot problem!
Replies: 13
Views: 533

Re: Lead pot problem!

I've done a couple things to rid my Lee pot of dripping. First, I make sure the ingots I put in it are clean, no grit, dirt, or anything that would get into the needle valve. One time when I was cleaning the pot I took the needle out and polished the entire length, including the tip. Then I dabbed a...
by mikld
Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1911 PSA
Replies: 17
Views: 1140

Re: 1911 PSA

I'm convinced that a 1911 doesn't have to cost $1,000 to be a good gun. I bought an RIA 1911 about 7 years ago for less than $400.00 and I have had no problems at all. Being an "entry level" 1911 I wasn't afraid to do my "modifications" (trigger replacement, smooth up trigger, replace sights, polish...
by mikld
Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MREs or DIY ?
Replies: 25
Views: 990

Re: MREs or DIY ?

JB wrote:I'm not really into the bugging out or in crowd, but I generally always have enough Spam, potted meat, etc. in the cabinets to make through unexpected snow storms, etc.
And several cans of Vieeeeena sausage... :mrgreen:
by mikld
Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MREs or DIY ?
Replies: 25
Views: 990

Re: MREs or DIY ?

When living in LA I became very aware on earthquakes, and along with First Response Team training with the LAFD (via my employer), I kept MREs at home and on my 30' sailboat moored in San Pedro. I had the full meals, just entrees, and a bunch of the snacks. Sometimes on trips on my boat we'd eat MRE...
by mikld
Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old bad words
Replies: 13
Views: 808

Re: Old bad words

FWIW; I know a few fellers (Blaine) that substitute "Pelosi" for the word sh**. Fitting...
by mikld
Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Guide To Ash Wednesday
Replies: 9
Views: 596

Re: A Guide To Ash Wednesday

Well, not from a Catholic background, but I don't find the chart degrading at all. Kinda funny. (I tried attending Catasizm (sp?) a couple times with my neighbor, but the Nuns scared the BeeJeebus outta me)...
by mikld
Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old bad words
Replies: 13
Views: 808

Re: Old bad words

There was a lot of Horse sh** around my house. An OKie that told tall tales and a Texan that was married to him that would call him on his Horse Sh**.. :lol:
by mikld
Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Today would have been Twyla's birthday.
Replies: 8
Views: 323

Re: Today would have been Twyla's birthday.

God bless you Jim. I'm sure Twila is too busy dancing with Jesus to remember birthdays... :D
by mikld
Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One for Blaine
Replies: 8
Views: 424

One for Blaine

Not original, I just saw it elsewhere and thought of The Punmaster;

Someone threw a bottle of omega 3 pills at me!! Luckily, my injuries were only super fish oil.
by mikld
Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Feel Old....
Replies: 29
Views: 1116

Re: I Feel Old....

I used to judge driving distances by "consumables"; My house in So. LA to San Diego was a 6-pack...
by mikld
Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody want an M-1 ?
Replies: 20
Views: 937

Re: Anybody want an M-1 ?

Me too. And hoping the availability[ of surplus arms will bring the prices down. I really would like an M1 Carbine to go with my Garand...
by mikld
Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Feel Old....
Replies: 29
Views: 1116

Re: I Feel Old....

Age is just a number... until you gotta walk to the mailbox on 70 year old knees. :oops:

But I feel fortunate; I got sober when I was 40, so mentally I'm only 30... :lol:
by mikld
Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Four Oregon Counties Say "Bite Me" To More Gun Control
Replies: 18
Views: 783

Re: Four Oregon Counties Say "Bite Me" To More Gun Control

Background checks for face to face sales would be almost impossible to enforce...
by mikld
Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Levering up an opinion (everybody's got one)
Replies: 26
Views: 644

Re: Levering up an opinion (everybody's got one)

Hmmm. I didn't know you had to register Tonka Toys...
by mikld
Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Four Oregon Counties Say "Bite Me" To More Gun Control
Replies: 18
Views: 783

Re: Four Oregon Counties Say "Bite Me" To More Gun Control

I'm sorta curious. Living in Oregon and reading that the counties are not going to do "background checks", what is different with the "new" background checks from the background checks I've gone through for every gun I've purchased, from a retailer, since 1975 (9 in CA and 5 in OR)?
by mikld
Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 44 Henry Range Work (With Load Correction!)
Replies: 5
Views: 335

Re: 44 Henry Range Work

I too was curious about 29.5 gr. of H110 and a 240 gr. Jacketed bullet so I looked it up on the Hogdgon website; 23.0-24.0 gr. of H110 recommended loads for .44 Magnum rifle...
by mikld
Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Meaningful Mythology
Replies: 12
Views: 599

Re: Meaningful Mythology

Borregos wrote:Mythology is never boring!!
Hmmm. I think that's a myth... :roll:
by mikld
Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lewis Lead Remover
Replies: 12
Views: 469

Re: Lewis Lead Remover

You can soften that lead up with a 50/50 mix of white vinegar and drug store hydrogen peroxide. Swab a few times with water to kill the reaction. Yep, that works but do not leave the mixture in a barrel! I have a Dan Wesson 44H that had some stubborn leading in the barrel and read about hydrogen pe...
by mikld
Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lewis Lead Remover
Replies: 12
Views: 469

Re: Lewis Lead Remover

Cool idea, there's a head shop in town that should have them...
by mikld
Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Budweiser Ad
Replies: 15
Views: 840

Re: The Budweiser Ad

I read an article on line (so it's validity is automatically questionable) that the only "facts" about that commercial that are true are Busch did travel to America. Busch did land in New Orleans. Bush did travel to St. Louis. All the rest is fiction. Poor immigrant? Nope, he was from a well to do f...
by mikld
Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Blood Introduced in the World of Pocket Pistols
Replies: 16
Views: 750

Re: New Blood Introduced in the World of Pocket Pistols

Gun Genie lists them for less than $300.00, but as usual, have none in stock. If/when they get any, they will prolly be "allocated" for a year or two...
by mikld
Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Of Friends, and Flamingos...
Replies: 16
Views: 457

Re: Of Friends, and Flamingos...

Yogurt pose? :roll:
by mikld
Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Garmin sucks - ROUND 2
Replies: 4
Views: 272

Re: Garmin sucks - ROUND 2

FWIW; my cousin doesn't mess with the "first line" of people she deals with. If her child is having problems in school, she talks to the school principal, once, then goes to the school district supervisor. When I applied for a position at our small town PD, the Chief's son in law got the job. My cou...
by mikld
Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Profound Statement
Replies: 16
Views: 753

Re: A Profound Statement

Amen! Sadly the state of US politics today...