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  1. 34 minutes ago, Rip Snorter said:

    Not big on comprehension.  You are whatever you may consider yourself to be. All of that family were magnitudes larger.  

    Don't know where you get that I'm criticizing the family. It's just historical trivia. The Roosevelts were awesome.


    Get a life. I'm outta here. 

  2. Just adding on with more trivia. 

    TR never got over Quentin’s death and died not long after in 1919 after his ill-fated exploration of the River of Doubt. 

    Eddie Rickenbacker served as a pilot in the same unit as Quentin. He stated that Quentin and others with similar backgrounds who’d volunteered were elitist snobs toward him and others with lesser pedigrees. 

    One of TR’s other sons also died during WWII. Depression ran deep through the Roosevelt family and son Kermit committed suicide while stationed in Alaska. 

    Second son Archie served in both world wars and was severely wounded in the same knee in each war. He’s the only soldier to have been given a 100% disability from two wars. 

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  3. 2 hours ago, Alpo said:

    I know a young man that was born with no fingers on his left hand. Thumb, but no fingers. And normally stands with his hands overlapping in front of him, with his right hand on top. And I know of people that have known him for years and they will suddenly freak - what happened to your hand?? They known him for three or four years and never knew that he didn't have fingers. He can do just about anything - well, he had to play tuba in the band because he didn't have enough fingers to play clarinet.


    But he doesn't consider himself handicapped. Because his parents never told him he was handicapped.


    And I believe that has got a lot to do with it. If you're told you're crippled, you're crippled. But if nobody ever tells you that, well, it's just a little harder for you to do something.

    Gary Burghof who played Radar on MASH had the condition. He was very skilled at hiding it. He played drums pretty well too. 

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  4. 23 hours ago, Garrison Joe, SASS #60708 said:

    Or one can place the hex locking ring of the die in the jaws of the vise and not have any contact on the threads of the die body by the vise jaws....

    It takes a BIG vise to hold the die head of a Dillon press.  And it's an expensive part made of aluminum - not something to beat on.


    I set the locking nut on top the vice jaws and close the vice to where it’s a hairs distance away from contacting the die threads. A few moderate whacks with a 3 1/16” or 1/4” punch and hammer and it comes right out without having to clamp down on anything. 



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  5. It really doesn’t matter what brand you buy as they’re all made by just one or two manufacturers. The only difference is the badge on the machine.  

    We just bought a new gas dryer a few weeks ago (Whirlpool?) to replace the 26-year-old (Kenmore?). My experience over 50 years is gas dryers are far more durable than electric. It has mechanical controls which I prefer because one bad chip in one those digital models renders them useless. The cost of a replacement digital module makes one consider getting yet another machine instead of repairing it. 

    We’ve always had top loader washers and found them so effective that I don’t understand the appeal of the more expensive front loaders. 

    And screw the wi-fi enabled machines. Really? Are you kidding me…? :blink:

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  6. 2 hours ago, Cactus Jack Calder said:

    In the 60’s I went to Boot Camp @ the Great Lakes Naval Training Center. The facility was a Training Center, the activity was Boot Camp.

    Lots of fun and games. 

    I almost shot a small arms instructor in the leg at rifle training. We were handed 22’s with a magazine design, only no mag. Just a wooden  block with ?# of cartridges in holes. Firing from the prone position we were to take one cartridge out of the block, hand feed it into the chamber, close the bolt, aim and fire at will. The city boy down the line kept dropping them through the opening for the magazine. They would roll across the firing line and he would reach out and grab it. The instructor yelled at him twice. The third time he jerked the city boy to his feet and marched down the line two feet in front of the firing line. There was no “cease fire “ just a kaki clad leg in front of my sight as I was applying pressure to the trigger. I’m glad I managed to avoid completing the pull. There are things in your life you never forget, some are very significant, some are just random incidents that could have gone differently. 



    Yeah, yeah, I know. “Who was Will”? Never met him just tried to scared him by seeing how close I could come without hitting him. 

    Did your rifle look like this? This is my Mossberg .22 made for military training. That’s a 6-round detachable mag just ahead of the trigger guard 


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  7. 23 minutes ago, watab kid said:

    ive had trouble loading two different "new brass" recently , one was starline , the recent is winchester , 


    prefice this to say all my older once fired runs great through my loader and works fin , im loading 45colt , 200grn RNFP 52 bullets , my crimp is great on the old brass , 


    the new brass crimps OK or so it looks but the bullets are not held - they slip further into the case , i know i can tighten my crimp , but it works fine with my old brass , ive considered ordering some 54 bullets for this purpose but is that the right answer ? ive been delaying ordering till i get this figured out , i dont want to order them when its only for 100 pieces of brass when after i fire them they will be fine with my 52s and my current crimp , 


    im probably overthinking to avoid resetting the crimp or ordering a box of 54s that i probably could use in my webley 45AR reloads anyway ............

    Did you resize the new brass before loading?

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  8. 12 hours ago, Boggus Deal #64218 said:

    Is it short stroked with a kit or is a cut and weld? Some of Cody Conahger’s cut and welds have the safety removed. 

    Not mine. Bought in 2010. Can’t speak for earlier Cody rifles. 

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  9. 21 hours ago, Garrison Joe, SASS #60708 said:



    SERIOUSLY doubt a Remington RemChoke style choke tube will fit.


    good luck, GJ

    My bad. It was Win chokes in my Uplander. It’s been a few years.  :blush:

    I regret selling that gun. 


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  10. On 5/7/2024 at 4:39 PM, Half-a-Hand Henri said:

    Great match in a beautiful location.  Thanks to all who worked so hard to put on this excellent match.  And the bonus?  My dogs loved the pond!! 

    Were those beautiful labs parked alongside the road yours?


  11. 49 minutes ago, Sgt. C.J. Sabre, SASS #46770 said:

    It's got your radio, it's got your heater, it's got your easy rider rifle rack to hold not one, not two, but THREE of your favorite rifles!" 

    “So come on down to Wide Track Wilmington. And bring the kiddies too. We got washers and dryers and pony rides…”

  12. 10 hours ago, Alpo said:

    I was on a lyrics website looking up SHUT DOWN by the Beach Boys. This is a song about a drag race between a "fuel injected stingray", which should probably be a 1965 327. I know that was fuel injected. And a "413". That was a Dodge Super Stock, 413 wedge.


    The website would explain various terms in the song.


    It happened on the strip where the road is wide

    Two COOL SHORTS standing side by side


    And the site explains that a short is a car that is shorter than normal.


    The first time I heard the term short in reference to an automobile was a Starsky and Hutch episode. Starsky's mechanic was asking Hutch what his short was, and Starsky had to translate for him because Hutch had never heard the term.


    Then there was a Cheech and Chong routine, where Cheech was describing his car. It was a real charp chort man - got pom poms on all the antennas man, and dingle balls hanging down from the roof.


    I've heard it several times over the decades. California hot rod slang for a car. So I go searching the internet for something to verify that I have not lost my memory, and a short is simply a car.


    There are dozens of websites with automotive slang. None of them have the term short.


    So I bring it to the Saloon (ACS) - is a short just a car? Y'all old fogies out there - especially you California fogies.

    All I remember from the Cheech & Chong routine was a Chebby (Chevy) for sale that was “turquoise blue and primer gray”.  :lol:

  13. On 4/21/2024 at 4:53 PM, Subdeacon Joe said:

    Inventor J. Lehaitre rides the Tractor-Cycle in 1938


    Pic is reversed for some reason.

    That’s quite a contraption. 

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