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by mikld
Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Evacuation thinkin'
Replies: 11
Views: 229

Re: Evacuation thinkin'

If what they say in the news is true re. the new gun confiscation law there in oregon, just mentioning an ak-47/74 and 1000 rounds of ammunition in an otherwise meaningful and innocent post can get all of your guns took away without much due process and no warning to you….. I lied. I have a 10-22.....
by mikld
Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Evacuation thinkin'
Replies: 11
Views: 229

Re: Evacuation thinkin'

I have always thought if I lived in a place where I had to sweat forest fires, at the first hint of a fire anywhere within 10 or 15 miles I would have my 5th wheel hooked up , cocked and locked with all my really good stuff in it, like papers, family pix, plenty of food, water, clothing. Only takes...
by mikld
Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Evacuation thinkin'
Replies: 11
Views: 229

Re: Evacuation thinkin'

I have a bunch of MREs and lots of canned goods (I like Spam!). Freeze dried stuff (soups, ramin, casseroles, etc.) I rotate the caned stuff more than the MREs and keep at least 2 cases of bottled water on hand (when in LA I had 2 weeks worth of food in my shed ans another 2 weeks on my 30' sailboat...
by mikld
Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Evacuation thinkin'
Replies: 11
Views: 229

Evacuation thinkin'

I've been doing a lot of thinking about my guns and reloading supplies because an evacuation order, stage 3, has been issued to an area less 1 mile from my home. The Chetco Bar fire is burning down towards the coast and a huge area is considered unsafe, if conditions get any worse, there's a possibi...
by mikld
Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Snake in the hen house
Replies: 17
Views: 333

Re: Snake in the hen house

The Jewish part of me won't eat snakes, but the Texan in me might just enjoy that... :wink:
by mikld
Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need help/ideas from a Subaru crank...
Replies: 19
Views: 387

Re: Need help/ideas from a Subaru crank...

Electrical problems can be hard to trouble shoot (25 years as an Auto Electrician at LA DWP). When an electrical component heats up, things can expand and poor connections can open. Solenoids are known for this (also ignition coils, but modern auto engines have one coil per cylinder). If the engine ...
by mikld
Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Peep Sight vs Iron Sight
Replies: 31
Views: 702

Re: Peep Sight vs Iron Sight

When my eyesight took a down turn I couldn't hit anything with my guns' open sights, rifles or handguns. After trying a few different configurations (full buck horn, "Bullseye", flat top square, round, etc.) I went with a Williams Fool roof on my Puma and a One Ragged Hole peep on my Ruger SBH. The ...
by mikld
Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wanna Be a SAILOR?
Replies: 12
Views: 619

Re: Wanna Be a SAILOR?

Sounds like a Submariner...
by mikld
Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need prayer on a different subject.
Replies: 16
Views: 420

Re: Need prayer on a different subject.

Praying. Sounds like everything is progressing correctly. Fix heart, fix knee, go hiking! Trust God to fulfill your wishes...
by mikld
Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Primer shipping/storage
Replies: 4
Views: 380

Primer shipping/storage

I was looking at a thread on another forum about primer storage. By far the response was "keep them in their original packaging",which I agree with. But I have a question that I would like to pose to the members here. How do ammo manufacturers get their primers? Are they shipped to them in 100 count...
by mikld
Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone own a Heritage Rough Rider .22?
Replies: 11
Views: 538

Re: Anyone own a Heritage Rough Rider .22?

Uncle Si shoots one... :lol:
by mikld
Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best Self-defense Handgun.....
Replies: 40
Views: 1229

Re: Best Self-defense Handgun.....

If I had your choices, I'd go with either one of the first two on your list. Para Ordnance in 45 ACP, high cap. magazine...
by mikld
Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone own a Heritage Rough Rider .22?
Replies: 11
Views: 538

Re: Anyone own a Heritage Rough Rider .22?

I've got a vintage Ruger Single Six w/both cylinders (and original red felt bag for the extra cylinder). I picked it up used in '69 and there is no way I'm gonna "toss it in the seat of my truck or in the glove box". For that I might pick up a Rough Rider as a "utility" gun and when I do take my Rug...
by mikld
Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keeping your cool on the motorcycle
Replies: 44
Views: 1787

Re: Keeping your cool on the motorcycle

Wow. What a divisive thread. I am/was an experienced motorcycle rider and familiar with the freeway in the video. I cannot see anywhere that he rider was in fault ("his kick caused the car to lose control". joking, right?). I've had many, many close calls and 90%+ are caused by mototist. Yes, the ri...
by mikld
Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: sail trip update and reformat
Replies: 12
Views: 512

Re: sail trip update and reformat

Sailing really gets one in touch with the sea, and God. Solo sailing is almost like praying...
by mikld
Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keeping your cool on the motorcycle
Replies: 44
Views: 1787

Re: Keeping your cool on the motorcycle

Easy to see that some of the posts on this thread are from non-bikers. I saw a car side-swiping a bike, on purpose or not, he was squeezing the biker (BTDT. Motorcycle riding on fwys in LA is a dangerous undertaking in itself) After the "push-off" by the biker the car's driver attempted to kill the ...
by mikld
Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shedding A Tear For The Last Motorcycle
Replies: 19
Views: 652

Re: Shedding A Tear For The Last Motorcycle

Blaine, ever looked a Harley (or Honda) 3-wheelers? Or even a Can-Am Spider? I've had the itch for a while now 'cause I got a bum knee that folds up when I don't want it to. I visualized coming to a stop, putting down my right foot for balance and winding up on my side, under my bike. :o
by mikld
Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Figured out some of the sleep problems
Replies: 13
Views: 833

Re: Figured out some of the sleep problems

The fellers are right. My late wife died of heart problems brought on by years of un-diagnosed sleep apnea (late '70s). I too was having minor sleep problems but I had sinus problems on top of that. Most symptoms left when I had a sinus "roto-rooter" done. See a Dr. soon, it is treatable...
by mikld
Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Neck surgery today the 15th
Replies: 41
Views: 1219

Re: Neck surgery today the 15th

Yessir! Prayers for the MIllers from Oregon...
by mikld
Tue May 30, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: We Had A Classic Lunch, Today.
Replies: 9
Views: 655

Re: We Had A Classic Lunch, Today.

Bill, don't remember the name, but it was across the street from the Chevron gas station. Not the hotel across the hwy, but the corner on the east side of the station...

Yep 4 or five slits along the OD and a small X in the center. Ya gotta do it right ya know...
by mikld
Tue May 30, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Redhawk Jamming - any ideas...???
Replies: 14
Views: 926

Re: Redhawk Jamming - any ideas...???

Don't have that problem, but if I couldn't retrain myself I might try a bit stronger trigger return spring. I had a 1911 that I had to teach myself to lightly touch the inside front of the trigger guard with my finger on release. Can't remember all the details as to why, but it only took a bit of th...
by mikld
Mon May 29, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old guys computer probs.
Replies: 15
Views: 813

Re: Old guys computer probs.

Yeah, I could have called my grandson... :lol:
by mikld
Mon May 29, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: We Had A Classic Lunch, Today.
Replies: 9
Views: 655

Re: We Had A Classic Lunch, Today.

Yep, so far 'Merican! food mentioned! I found a restaurant that offers Fried Baloney Sandwiches in Cave Junction, OR, but it's about 1 1/2 hours away. Two good ole 1/2" slices of baloney, 2,1/4" slices of tomato and onion, 2 slices good old American cheese with lettuce and mayo on white bread. Bring...
by mikld
Mon May 29, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old guys computer probs.
Replies: 15
Views: 813

Re: Old guys computer probs.

Well an update. I read all the responses and tried several fixes, but all seemed to be just a bit off. I did a few Google searches and tried the suggestions/remedies listed but most all were either missing an important part or I was too stoopid to figger out the directions (I could never find a "tra...
by mikld
Mon May 29, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayer Request Lung cancer
Replies: 69
Views: 2631

Re: Prayer Request Lung cancer

Yessir! Prayers for a speedy healing John...
by mikld
Fri May 26, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old guys computer probs.
Replies: 15
Views: 813

Re: Old guys computer probs.

Thanks fellers, but I've not been able to find a remedy. Google offers chrome books stuff, does not recognize "how to find recycle bin Google Chrome" and "how to retrieve deleted files in Google Chrome". I guess I,m just gonna have to suck it up. I've got Leverguns.com so I'll be OK for a while........
by mikld
Fri May 26, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Common Tools and Their Usage
Replies: 7
Views: 599

Re: Common Tools and Their Usage

Hmmm. As a lifelong machinist/mechanic I an too familiar with most of those tools. I still have scars from a drill press that turned a piece of flat stock into a "flesh eater" (a blade doing 900 RPM hurts!)...
by mikld
Wed May 24, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old guys computer probs.
Replies: 15
Views: 813

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: 15
Views: 813

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: 792

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: 996

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: 1177

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: 1177

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: 898

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: 1015

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: 533

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: 1356

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: 1226

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: 1226

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: 67
Views: 2857

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: 814

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: 1023

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: 1560

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: 1560

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: 875

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: 965

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: 1182

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: 965

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...