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Abilene Slim SASS 81783

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  1. The 1918 photo shows a stern view of the ship, the 1943 image is from the bow. There were originally 5 turrets, but the one amidships was removed.
  2. I wonder how much wind noise those add-ons generate.
  3. I’m guessing the ‘toon itself was too racey for someone’s taste and a complaint was lodged. Which is perplexing given other content on this forum.
  4. Has anyone noticed the cartoon we’re discussing has been deleted from this thread?
  5. “6 turning, 4 burning.” I stood under one at USAF museum at Dayton. WOW, it’s huge!
  6. “By now the monster was played by Glen Strange who despite a long career is not well known. TV fans might know him for his long running minor role as the bartender on Gunsmoke.” —— I knew Glen Strange was the monster, but didn’t know he was the bartender in Gunsmoke. I learn something new every day!
  7. Some years back, when Larry the Cable Guy was being interviewed, the reporter asked him what he thought about some political issue (I don’t remember what it was). Larry replied, “I just told a fart joke. Who cares what I think?”
  8. Given that the brass shells are 2 1/2” vs 2 1/4” for loaded AAs, I’m guessing they take a bit more deliberation to load in the receiver on the clock?
  9. I really like the stuff and have been using it in my large calibers since I discovered it in 2010. I’m still dipping from the stock I bought in 2020 before things went nuts. In a year or two I’ll run out and move on to Unique*, which I stocked up on at the same time as hedge against TB’s then-rumored disappearance. When someone on this forum says they’ve actually bought some from new production, I’ll believe it’s being made again. Until then, its pending availability in my mind is just gossip. We’ve heard it before. *Thank you Lumpy Gritz and Driftwood Johnson for making me aware of Unique as a great old-school go-to powder.
  10. I haven’t seen that movie since it was in the theaters. Back then I wouldn’t have known an ‘87 from a ‘92 rifle.
  11. Yup. Depends on when a pic is taken too. These pics illustrate what I was talking about. Before and after, and I have no idea when these were done.
  12. A lot of makeup, plastic surgery, good lighting and a lot of Photoshop does wonders for one’s appearance. As a graphic designer, I earn a chunk of my living with Photoshop. These are very attractive people and I admire anyone who maintains their figure, but I guarantee they don’t look like their photos in person. And that goes for the youngsters too.
  13. Have you ever noticed that as these women get more and more plastic surgery, their nose, cheeks and smile start looking like Jack Nicholson’s Joker?
  14. I didn’t watch much after hearing the disclaimer in the first few minutes. I don’t understand why anyone would sign a contract like that. It’s not like it’s fine print. It pretty much says the customer is guaranteed to be screwed and without recourse.
  15. Callie, not sure if the drive is too far for you, but check these folks out. An awesome bunch that shoots long range every month. https://freestaterangers.com/rifle-range-information/ Also, the Butterfield Gulch Gang are having their annual match the first weekend of May. There’s a great long range match included. https://butterfieldgulch.com/
  16. As Deuce said, it depends on your level of commitment to practice. ‘87s have a steep learning curve. My Coyote Cap version allows stoking the tube, but requires a bit of finesse to load just two without pushing the carrier down too far. It can be done at competitive speeds, but the drop 2 only mod is more foolproof.
  17. I wish folks would take 10 seconds to look at a too-good-to-be-true link before posting it.
  18. https://www.google.com/search?q=midwest+reloads+scam&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en-us&client=safari
  19. Chiefs are our hometown team. We’ll watch the game and pass on the halftime show. Those are always dreadful.
  20. That’s what was hoped for in Iraq by getting rid of Saddam. And Libya isn’t doing any better without Kadafi. All we can do is make these regimes pay a hefty price for their behavior.
  21. “The Farthest” (2017) about Voyager, had that effect on me.
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