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Abilene Slim SASS 81783

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  1. Not being made anymore. The OP’s list is guns still in production.
  2. Sad, ain't it? I stopped going to the annual air show in my area. Ticket prices kept going up and the entire flight line was blocked by viewing stands reserved for those willing to pay NFL-like VIP prices. And beyond a performance by the Thunderbirds or Blue Angels, there's been little to see. Gone are the days of back-to-back civil aviation performances and military demonstrations before the climax of the day of TB or BA jets.
  3. Bet he can't do that so easily with a roll crimped bullet!
  4. I had an identical one 'cept it was green. Might have been Cabella's branded or RCBS, but it broke after a few years. Replaced it with a Lyman brand with metal shaft. Works like a charm. I'm sure it's offered under different brands. I'm guessing they all come from the same factory but with different labels.
  5. VHS looks just like it did on your ancient TV. The new TVs will display high quality signals, which VHS isn't. Depending on the equipment, new TVs and old VHS players might not have compatible input/output connections
  6. But what if...? Just had to say that as it’s an integral component of every WTC thread. Thanks for your patience and all you do PW!
  7. Over time, we found our smart TV to be a waste. We bought a Sony “Google” tv several years back. It was great for a couple of years and then discovered it couldn’t handle the apps that were constantly being updated. Google, Netflix, YouTube etc will no longer run on it. We’re now dependent on an external streaming device such as Apple TV or Roku. It’s lot cheaper to replace one of those when they become obsolete than it is a TV.
  8. Took my boys to see see Fifi when they were in grade school (1980's) Somewhere I have a pic of them standing in front of one of the props. Dang those things are huge! On another note, I can't help but think of this Far Side 'toon whenever I hear the name Fifi.
  9. Bingo. For me, my Remmie 1100 is my still one of the best values and all-around gun for bird hunting, both live and clay. It'll outlive me. If I had to replace it, I'd consider an over & under gun. But then, that third round in the magazine of an autoloader has come in handy in the field...
  10. In my world, "zipperhead" was a term for people who used their brains creatively such as artists and scientists. Then there is this: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/zipperhead. Note the first etymology. And "gay" used to mean happy & lighthearted, and a "cracker" was something to be eaten. Our language - particularly slang - is always evolving, often not for the better.
  11. The little grunts and cooing sounds our dog Rose makes when you rub her belly. The sound of young kids playing in the neighborhood.
  12. I thought this was gonna be about the virus detector.
  13. Silence, followed by the realization your radio has quit and can’t communicate with air traffic control.
  14. Not the worst, but among the most annoying: people crinkling candy wrappers and rustling kernels at the bottom of a popcorn bucket at the movie theater.
  15. Thanks Dave, I've often wondered why and when the phonetic alphabet was changed. Didn't know it was an ICAO thing.
  16. Maybe I’ve misunderstood, but my Supersizer only sizes the metal base of the shell and nothing above. From your description it seems your crimp is swelling or otherwise opening up a bit after loading. Possibilities are your stack height is a bit too tall or your crimp isn’t deep enough. Some hulls with thick plastic like AAs will tend to “blossom” if the crimp is too shallow.
  17. Yup!! Had a great breakfast there. We also like the Downtown Diner which is a half block from the Hotel Monte Vista.
  18. Sounds like a marvelous life. I'm still catching up!
  19. Cornish Pasty Co in Flagstaff, AZ, on S. San Francisco St just south of the train station. Apparently there are other locations around the country.
  20. As mentioned in another thread, we were visiting my son and wife in Flagstaff this past weekend. This was my 4th trip to the Grand Canyon over the last 11 years and it takes my breath away every time. View is from the South Rim looking down on Indian Garden and Plateau Point along the Bright Angel trail. We also went to the Lowell Observatory and peered thru several telescopes, but not the main one which is off limits. Shown below is me peering through the Clark Telescope at a cluster of space dust 33,000 light years away. Looked like a dandelion. Scope was built in 1896! We also peered thru two smaller scopes. Another was looking at a gas cloud from a dead star 2,000 light years away. We finished by looking at the rings of Saturn which is a "short" 8 light minutes away. Any of them would be great scopes for long range shooting. Wonderful stuff.
  21. We were visiting my son and wife in Flagstaff this past weekend. Among the treats was lunch at a place that served "Scotch Eggs" as an appetizer. Hard boiled egg wrapped with pork sausage, then breaded and fried. Never heard of them before and they were dee-lightful! Shown with honey mustard dip, a dash of paprika and optional Guinness.
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