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Hardpan Curmudgeon SASS #8967

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Hardpan Curmudgeon SASS #8967 last won the day on July 30 2020

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About Hardpan Curmudgeon SASS #8967

  • Birthday 09/06/1951

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    8967 L
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    Kings River Regulators - "Best Kept Secret in SASS~!"

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    Smack Dab In The Middle of California
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    Shootin' old stuff, hunting, good stories, and especially raisin' the kids the right way!

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  1. Lunch. Angela's obviously having the burger and fries... what's ol' Basil noshing on? Salisbury steak and mashed turnips? Whatever it was, he looks like he might be wishin' he'd ordered the burger too!
  2. I haven't been to a gun show in over a dozen years. For good reason, evidently - it seems that other than the more recent primer debacle, not much has changed... the only thing missing from the above descriptions are T-shirts and beef jerky.
  3. VERY cool find, Dave! I have an Ideal No. 1 Bullet Lubricator and Sizer. Elegant little thing; I haven't used it in years, but I have used it a lot.
  4. Nope. Sorry, Cap'n, but that would make it a Sharps ~ which it obviously ain't. Now, with THAT said, my first thought was that the "checkering" appears Remington-ish - sorta. And the action does look Mauser-ish... but brings to mind the .300 Win Mag Ruger M-77 that I bought about fifty years ago. Which, by the way, made a most effective ground squirrel gun; 150 gr BTHP coming outta the skinny end at around 3400 fps plumb vaporized them boogers.
  5. News article about a hunter who shot an "84 lb coyote" in lower Michigan ~ which turned out to be a grey wolf. This picture was included; may or may not (likely not) be the rifle used. So, just for the fun of it, can you identify said rifle? (By the way ~ he is reportedly not being charged for shooting the wolf - which was where wolves weren't)
  6. As reported by ol' Hardpan last night on the "Eclipse" thread....
  7. News flash! Evidently the eclipse was Trump's fault: (Well... indirectly, anyway) 'The View' Co-Host Blames Eclipse [and more] On Climate Change
  8. In case someone doesn't get it... the refracted/reflected colors of dirty oil on water.
  9. That one's actually correct - more or less. I worked in the bankcard industry for about 22 years; literally started in the mailroom for the original MasterCharge company and ended my career as the Merchant Settlement Manager for a little bank in San Francisco (mebbe Bank of America?). There, my department processed on average $50 - $60 million a day in deposits in 1990 dollars (over $140 million today). Processing these transactions through an "Inter-Bank" system is unbelievably complex, and it ain't free. During my last year with that li'l SF bank three of my management colleagues literally died, and I ended up in the cardiac ward. I was still in my 30's. Which was why I traded a high-paying, high-stress career for a "job" and a simple life in the country. Anyway, the merchants are charged a fee, ironically called the "merchant discount rate," for every transaction - typically ranging from 1% - 3%; potentially higher in riskier areas. Early rules forbade the merchants from passing on the cost by raising the price of goods or services paid for by card; eventually, however, businesses figured out that instead they could offer customers a true "discount" for cash transactions. Fuel companies find it simpler to use a flat fee of about a dime or so per gallon.
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