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Red Gauntlet , SASS 60619

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  1. Given your somewhat narrow situation, having gotten rid of your hunting rifles, and wanting to come back into the arena with just one in the 'category', even if you don't plan to hunt, then why not a 'Scout rifle' per the Cooper concept? Several good options. .308, which is one of your two choices. Somehow it seems to me the perfect concept, given how I interpret your position.
  2. You should get them periodically after age 50. Indeed, there is now evidence that colonoscopy screening should begin even earlier. I've had two over the years and should sign up for another soon.
  3. My grandfather was a pilot in the Royal Air Force in the First World War. He told me that when he became an officer, he was required to grow a mustache and carry a swagger stick.
  4. My ma would "bring out the wooden spoon", we'd laugh at that and she'd end up laughing too.
  5. I was at Cal in 1966-67. One of my fraternity brothers was a varsity boxer. Even way back then, there were only about 5 colleges in the West with varsity boxing programs. He inspired me to go into intramural boxing at Cal. I didn't last long. Not that I was bad, but I hated, really hated, getting hit in the head. So I quit fast. But I worked the heavy bag for years. Great exercise, but I quit that also in my 40s. I took up Rugby at 22 and played for years. Way easier than boxing!
  6. Right. Three of our 12 grandkids are married, and the first great grand is on the way. Three of our 5 kids now in their 50s....We're 72; started early with 3 kids by age 22, five by 28. It's paid off nicely! To paraphrase William Saroyan: I always knew that everybody got old, but I thought an exception would be made in my case!
  7. Growing up in the '50s and '60s we often had organ meats. Stuffed baked beef heart my mom often cooked. Cold tongue sandwiches were a frequent standard. We had steak and kidney pie now and then. Liver and onions, though thankfully my dad liked high-quality calf's liver, not overcooked. Then they just sort of faded away from the country's menus...but Mexican stores and delis still have lots of that good stuff.
  8. I have a good inventory in most of my calibers. I wanted to fill out .38 special and .45 Colt some, and have been able to pick up a box at a good price now and then to top them off, especially in the earlier part of the shortage. I still see a few boxes of .38 show up on shelves now and then. I've always been able to find .44 spl at 2 or 3 places. I have one revolver in .44 spl only, and I also like to shoot it in .44 mag revolvers and in my Marlin 1894 .44 mag. I've always been interested in why .44 spl stays available, because it is readily shootable in .44 mag firearms, which ar
  9. "Up with that I shall not put", as Churchill said on the matter.
  10. The lawyer's demand that he leave is brutum fulmen. As others have said, under no circumstances should he leave the property in response to it.
  11. Girls do want to start 'seeing' boys. And vice versa. Nothin' new under the sun.
  12. I recall a pouring-down rainy night riding passenger from Davis to Berkeley in early 1967 in a TR-4. I worked the windshield wipers manually the whole way with the back-and-forth handle provided for the purpose. No fun! A few amenities are nice.... I remember on the Cal campus back then the streets and frat driveways were littered with MGs and Triumphs, all in racing green....
  13. Tacoma and the surrounding area had a significant Japanese and Japanese-descended population at the outbreak of WWII. My dad had several Japanese high school friends. All of those friends, of course, were sent to the relocation camps. It was a very bad situation. His view was that it was an obvious injustice, but the hysteria of the early part of the War, combined with the inescapble racism in large segments of the population, made it necessary for the protection of the Japanese themselves at the time. Those who knew the Japanese all knew that the fears of a 'fifth column' were bas
  14. I always feel out of it when I see these videos of huge crowds singing the lyrics to songs I've heard but are mostly background music to me. Like this one, I've heard the song of course but have no idea of the lyrics. I can say this about decades of popular music. All of that sort of mass solidarity has never had appeal to me. Just me, I reckon. It is a catchy tune.
  15. And quite a few used to didn't, either.. I well remember before easy credit buying things on time-- layaway of various types; you didn't get the item 'til it was fully paid for. I bought my first 3-speed bike that way at age 14; a used bike for $35. I paid 5 bucks a week from lawn mowing jobs, and got the bike after 7 weeks. I've ordered several guns half-down. 'Course, if the can't get the order filled, you get the money back.
  16. It was one of John Wayne's greatest roles. Like more than one actor, he became even better in advancing age than he was in his so-called 'prime'. Another example is The Shootist. All of the maturity of age and judgment is there, and in the case of True Grit, his perfect ease and perfection in the role. But the first movie is seriously flawed, with Kim Darby especially, as well as Glen Campbell. And, even more than that, the happy sentimental ending, which seemed to be the thing in Hollywood at the time. Matty Ross just has a bandage on her arm, all is well, and surely she'll come
  17. My grandad was never shot down, but he lost power once at 4,000 ft and glided to a landing, just behind German lines. He evaded, with a whiff of mustard gas. He said that those biplanes glided well. One very interesting I remember, he said that when he was made a pilot, he was made an officer. At that point, he was required to grow a mustache and carry a swagger stick....
  18. Possession is the usual issue re firearms statutes. Especially since that overcomes the argument: "I didn't own it, I just possessed it"!
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