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Charlie MacNeil, SASS #48580

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  1. I would like to second Hunt Mountain Drifter's nomination of Holy Rider. There aren't a huge number of CC shooters in our part of the world but Holy Rider definitely personifies the category if anybody does. Win or lose he is always one of the most gracious gents you could ever want to meet. He even goes so far as to encourage his fellow CC's to shoot faster even if it means that he gets beat. He doesn't care. He is always the humblest of fellers out there.

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  2. 20 minutes ago, LawMan Mark, SASS #57095L said:

    Me too.  Last night was a Dan Wesson Guardian 9mm, with one extra mag.  

    But if it's a 9mm, is it really a 1911? :D 


    And now back to your regularly scheduled thread...

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  3. Weekend update: The pump has been running since Thursday a week ago. I have added another garden hose to the system so that the hose connected to the pump ends at essentially the same elevation all of the time. When it's time to water my irises, 'maters, etc. I unscrew the hose that is going to the bulk tank and screw on a 100 foot hose going back downhill to the "garden". This appears to be keeping the pump going steadily. 

    On 6/28/2021 at 2:33 PM, John Kloehr said:

    I found it (your Thursday update) interesting that putting a taller head on the output (500 gallon tank versus the irises at a lower elevation)  seems to have improved reliability.


    What I am wondering... As you increase altitude on the output, does the pump cycle (clack) slower? 

    Changing the location of the output doesn't seem to have affected the clacker speed. It has always run about 2 seconds per cycle no matter where the end of the output hose is.

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  4. Update: Several days ago I gave the drive pipe a second look and found a couple of small, unnoticed humps in it. I rearranged stuff so that the humps flattened out and got a couple of air bubbles out of the pipe. The pump still didn't run consistently but it did run better. Then I had a "Eureka!" moment yesterday morning. The pump had run all night with the outlet end of the outlet hose at the top of my yard filling a 500 gallon holding tank. As soon as I towed the end of the hose down to where I could water my irises, about 8 feet above the pump, the pump quit working. I had recently seen a Youtube video in which the guy who made it had done some "back pressure" testing so I wondered if I needed more back pressure on the system. I elevated the first 15 feet of the outlet hose so that the water has to climb about 16 feet or so from the pump before it can go on out the hose. The pump has since only stopped twice since 6AM this morning and those stops appeared to be from tiny pieces of silt between the clacker valve and the seat. I think I may have solved the problem!

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  5. I'm too much of a klutz to shave with a straight razor but I've been shaving with various Gillette safety razors and double edge blades for about 15 years. I've gone pretty much exclusively to only Feather brand blades, which are supposed to be the sharpest blades made, and a Gillette Red Tip from somewhere in the 1950's. I have a custom made silver tip badger brush that I've had for almost that long and I use various shave creams from tubes and jars and shave soaps from Mama Bear Soaps. And I do love a good Bay Rum aftershave...

  6. I finally, after 20 years of trying, drew a trophy eastern Oregon elk tag for this fall. The rifle that I want to take on this hunt is my wife's granddad's model 70 .30-06, which I believe was made in 1947 or somewhen thereabouts and is more accurate than I am :D  In order to keep the original wood stock in as good shape as possible I am thinking that it might behoove me to put an aftermarket synthetic stock on  this rifle in place of the wood. It's been quite a while since I restocked a rifle (put a Bell & Carlson on a Ruger .300 mag in 1991) so I am looking for recommendations for a good, best bang for the buck (less than $500 if possible) aftermarket stock for this workhorse. Help?




    PS Website links would be very much appreciated!

  7. 11 minutes ago, Pat Riot, SASS #13748 said:

    After I bought my S&W model 25 a couple of months ago my wife asked me if that was the last gun I needed. I laughed and said “Yep, I don’t need any more…I want quite a few, but I don’t need any more.”

    I got a dirty look…

    I always ask my wife what need has to do with it...

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  8. Hi Muck. I will take the .45 ACP brass if you'll bring it to our annual next month. Save shipping it. 


    If somebody wants it quicker and wants to have you ship it to them, feel free to do that instead...

  9. I took over my mom-in-law's 18 foot fifth wheel several years ago. It's the perfect size for me by myself and my toys (depending on where I'm going) when traveling for shoots, fishing trips, etc. Has a two way fridge, furnace, AC, 4 burner stove and bathroom. It's a 2000 Terry so it doesn't have a microwave in it and I need to change some of the interior lights to LED's but aside from that it's perfect. In the five or six years I've been pulling it I've replaced the fridge, the voltage converter and the toilet which means I got it fairly cheap. Our 2012 Ram 3500 Cummins hardly knows it's back there...

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