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Rancho Roy

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  1. "Welding is Knitting for Men...."

     

    I love to weld! Just finished a quarantine trailer I bought a couple weeks ago to give me something to do.....Lots of cutting and welding!

     

     

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  2. I wrote this on my FB page.....

     

    Remember when you were in High School and you had a crush on a particular boy or girl.......You'd get in your car and drive slowly by their house....Maybe, Just maybe they would be in the window or outside in the yard and you could see them.......................................................................................................................................Well that's what I'm doing with my grandkids now........

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  3. Thanks Scout!  Much appreciated!

     

    Jabez....I shoot all my guns Holy Black at times. But usually I use an original 1873 Winchester or an 1881 0r 1889 Marlin, Or a Whitney/Kennedy all in 38-40....With a pair of 1860 London conversions.......Lets keep it real here!


  4. Went to the range this AM.......The 4g and 5g RED DOT  load under the 140G bullet did not work out great. Both loads had primers back out and locked up the cylinder. Not enough pressure to keep the case against the recoil shield. Now I could enlarge the primer holes a bit and that might solve the issue, but I don't want to go down that path.

     

    These were real "mouse fart" loads.....I doubt they were making minimum power factor.

     

    I'll need to figure out where to go from here for these 140g bullets.

     

    I tried the same load under a 165g bullet with good results....no backed out primers. The heavier bullet allows the cartridge to build up more pressure. Recoil was mild. About like my wife's 38spl with 125g bullets.

     

    Onward and forward!

     

     


  5. I have a large spray bottle of alcohol next to the door. Before a package comes into the house it gets sprayed....remains outside an hour or two.....then opened outside and individual content sprayed. If the sun is out, it is spread out in the sun for an hour or so.

     

    My wife is a very susceptible to this virus with high probability of negative effects.

     

    If I leave the house and go anywhere where folks might congregate, when I come home, she retires to her office and I undress in the laundry room and all my clothes are washed and the room sanitized.....

     

    Not sure any of this helps, but it makes her feel better.....So what the heck!

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  6. I posted this on my FB page so my kids and family around the country can know what we are up to.:

     

    My Saturday morning supply run....

    9AM...Stop and Shop Grocery...20-30 people, shelves are quite bare, no meats, few breads, no Half and Half, No tuna, very few package sandwich meats...Deli looked good, lots of produce...No one in self checkout so no distance issues.
    9:30AM...CVS Pharmacy...4 people...seemed well stocked. No Tylenol but did have generic. Floor was marked out with tape to maintain CDC recommended distance
    9:45AM...Drove by Shooting Supply Gun Shop on way to meat market. They open at 10am and there was 20-25 folks in parking lot
    10AM...RT6 Westport Meat Market...There are two within a few hundred yards of each other. The new facility, just opened recently was closed with sign on door to check FB for when they would reopen. The older, established butcher shop was open. 6 people waiting for meats. I got 5# Hamburg and 4 one inch beautiful steaks. Very fair prices.
    10:30... State Road Liquor store...I was only one in there. Extremely well stocked
    10:45....Drive back by the gun shop....At least 50-60 people in parking lot. Parking lot full with cars parked for quite a distance on side of RT6.....Not sure I understand this whole thing...

    Home now and totally decontaminated....helping Karen make her world famous Lasagna...from scratch! Yum!

    Have a wonderful weekend!


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    filled the diesel bucket truck (power company type) up with gasoline at a Hess station. He wasn't paying attention and grabbed the green handled nozzle for gasoline and hit the button that was lit up. Every other gas station around here has the diesel nozzle handle in green.

    Yup, Hess got m,e once with the green handle trick....I caught it at 18 galons! in a near empty tank....Moved the truck 20' out of the way, walked across the street and bought three 6 gallon gas cans and a piece of tubing. Siphoned all the gas out and filled it with diesel. Started it up and put another 190,000 miles on that 2006 Dodge with zero issues.

     

    Ever run a Honda 360 Motorcycle on Colman fuel? Back in the gas crisis of the 70's, newly married wife and I went on a two up motorcycle trip. Couldn't buy gas up in Vermont. Found Colman fuel and a quart of motor oil. In the tank it went. Drove 300 miles home with engine pinging like nobodies business....Bike ran for many thousand miles afterwards with no issues....Can't kill an old Honda!


  8. RANGE REPORT.... The lead bullets that came with the rifle keyhole at lower velocity. Might be a bore size issue. With enough powder they expand enough to be marginally accurate and no key holing.....3-5" at 50 yds

    Jacketed bullets shoot great! An inch +/- at 50 yds and hitting 12" X 12" steel plate at 200 yds consistently......Very pleased!

    I ordered some gas check bullets to experiment with and will cast some oversize bullets to try.....

    It has potential!

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  9. I took that Lyman 1878 to the range yesterday........Once again I hate Lyman tang sights. No windage adjustment, no elevation clicks or other markings. Very hard to adjust accurately. Had a hard time even getting on paper.

    Pulled that sight off and installed a far superior Marbles.....Windage adjustment, click stop elevation.....With a Lee Shaver "Hadley" adjustable iris eye cupMore Bettah!

    Going back today for more testing......

     

    I took that Lyman 1878 to the range yesterday........Once again I hate Lyman tang sights. No windage adjustment, no elevation clicks or other markings. Very hard to adjust accurately. Had a hard time even getting on paper.

    Pulled that sight off and installed a far superior Marbles.....Windage adjustment, click stop elevation.....With a Lee Shaver "Hadley" adjustable iris eye cupMore Bettah!

    Going back today for more testing......

     

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