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Buffalo Douglas

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  1. Today I finally got some time to install my Christmas gifts to myself. My 73 now has, all courtesy of Pioneer Gun Works, everything to make my gun a "race ready" gun. I put the race ready in quotations because when it comes to ME shooting, my gun is all that's race ready It took me a fair portion of the day as I was taking my time and didn't want to do anything wrong. I did the full kit and kaboodle including the coil mainspring and short stroke kit. I always thought it was a pleasure to shoot/handle before, and now it's even better. Kudos to everyone and PGW for making some excellent products and providing some pretty darn good instructions so that even the average basement gunsmith can install your products. Now I just need to convince my local group that we need to do a winter shoot
  2. I would try viewing it in the GoPro Studio (GoPro's free computer software). If you can view it there, you should be able to export it to another file type to be able to view it on other devices.
  3. After watching that, the first thing to pop into my mind was a scene from Forrest Gump "GUUMMP! Why did you assemble your weapon so quickly?" "Because you told me to Drill Seargent."
  4. To add to CK's line of thought.... Auto mechanics would be up behind a shelf where you can't quite reach it if you aren't a contortionist in your spare time. You have to put the shelf on a hoist to get the book you want
  5. I just don't understand the people that do it. If I've had too much to drink, I can't even look at the road when riding in the passenger seat. It's beyond my comprehension how people think they can drive. Good going on the workers part.
  6. We had a nice blizzard roll through our area. Started mid-day yesterday and it didn't quit until about 10 am this morning. I was up at 5 and went straight to shoveling out the driveway (after getting the Mrs. unstuck). She got to stay home as her boss said they were closed after she called to say she probably wouldn't make it. I still had to make an attempt. The first mile I barely made it through (4-Lo the whole time). Once I got to the highway, the snow was at least a foot deep but was manageable in 4-Hi (although I rarely got out of 3rd gear). I was doing just fine and only 5 miles or so from work when I encountered a VERY uncourteous driver. We were going opposite directions on a stretch of 2 lane road around bridge construction. I shimmied my way out of the only set of tracks going through so that only my driver's side was in a cleared section from other idiots like me that were out today . Hoping he would do the same I continued on. Much to my disbelief, he did not. I got run off the road and got myself high centered. He had much more mass than my little Jeep so I had no choice but to be the one to budge as he barreled on down the only tracks that had been made in the snow. After about 15 minutes of shoveling all the snow out from under my Jeep (and angrily uttering many an unkind word that shall not be repeated here) a good Samaritan came by and gave me the final tug I needed to get myself out of the snow drift I had found myself in. The rest of the trip was uneventful. I was supposed to be at work by 7:15, strolled in at 9:30 being one of only a handful that actually made it. As noon rolled around, we got the call from our owner that we would just close down for the rest of the day. So I went back to my Jeep which had been thawing out in one of the service bays. By this time, 1 lane each, north and southbound, had been plowed. The trip was much easier this time. The township road, that first mile I spoke of earlier, still required the use of 4-Lo. About an hour ago, it was my turn to go back to shoveling, as our driveway had drifted shut yet again. Low and behold here comes my respite, in the form of a nice, yellow John Deere skid steer. The hired snow removal crew plowed all our roads leading out to the highway via a road grader, and the skid steer went around to each and every house in the development and plowed the driveways. Fantastic ending to a previously blood pressure raising day, and the second time in 3 years I've seen my HOA dues put to good use.
  7. Back when I owned a Big Boy I had one. I've been thinking about getting one for my Marlin 30-30. I did like them. I'm not all that fond of the sights on my Marlin. If I don't put a scope on it (which I'm leaning towards no) I'll be buying another set of skinner sights for it.
  8. Check this out: http://www.caranddriver.com/jeep/renegade My personal opinion is I'd rather have a Wrangler. If it's primary use is going to be highway, the C&D review states you will probably find it underwhelming and noisy. Having driven other fiat (formally known as Dodge) seven speeds (this one in auto is a 9 speed) I can say I really don't like them. They are always shifting and almost never find the right gear for what you want to do. A 9 speed would likely be worse. Since the buyout, I have found Dodge interiors to be uncomfortable and having a cheap feel. Every single one I've driven (2 rams) have never made it to an oil change without being low on oil. Both of those were almost brand new company trucks that I got for my work vehicle with less than 10k on each. Just my opinions, YMMV.
  9. I don't know if this is the one you are referring to... but the early 90's Chevy Lumina. Had to remove a fender brace and the reservoir to get at the battery. That was my first car. Hated that one simple fact.
  10. I tend to do as much of my own wrenching as I can. I generally can't afford the book labor prices. My favorite fixes so far have been the blend door and temperature actuators on my wife's '11 Enclave. Proper procedure is to remove 75% of the dash to get to them. If you are somewhat agile, drilling a small access hole after removing the glove box can get you where you need to be (which is what I did). The actual part that was the worst was removing the HVAC fuse to go through the system reset. It's on the passenger side up under the dash. You have to practically be a contortionist with very small hands to get it done. I had to use a set of jewelers needle nose pliers and lay on my back on the passenger front floor. The actuators took me about 45 minutes once I figured out how to remove the glove box. the fuse..... took me almost just as long. Those darn boxes should just be under the hood if they aren't easily accessible from the passenger cabin. Anyone who designs cars for a living should be forced to work as a mechanic on each and every part they designed. Maybe then we wouldn't get these stupid designs that the average Joe has a hard time repairing himself. Another one of my favorites was always the back screw on the 80's GM large cap distributors. That one was so close to the firewall on the trucks it could never be seen and could only be removed with the perfect sized screwdriver. I still have that perfect sized screwdriver and that is the only job it's ever been used for.
  11. HA! That's exactly how I used to do it. I do get sick of the testing the waters bids, but now that I've gone to this method, I don't spend as much. I might not get the first one I bid on, but I eventually always get what I want. It's far less frustrating this way too. No painful last-second losses The water testing bidders are probably hoping for an item that is bid barely above the starting bid - people hoping for a complete steal.
  12. A short tutorial on how many people do Ebay sniping: They keep 2 windows open. The first window is the item itself which they watch until the last second. They used to constantly refresh this page as the last 5 minutes didn't use to have a live countdown. The 2nd window is their bid window. They keep it right at the "confirm bid" part of the process. When there are seconds left, usually 2-5, they click "confirm bid" on their second window. The faster their internet connection, the less time they can leave at the end of the auction to perform sniping. If the bid goes higher than they had anticipated while watching, they can go back on the 2nd page and increase the amount. Then they go back to the "confirm bid" and continue watching. When I was younger, I used to do this. Now, I just enter the maximum that I care to spend with shipping charges figured into that dollar amount. Everything I buy from an Ebay auction is always an even dollar amount (when there is a shipping charge). Even if I get bid up with the auto bid, I never spend more than I would normally want to as it can never bid more than my maximum amount. When sniping, it's just like any other auction frenzy where you can easily end up spending more than you would normally care to.
  13. My wife and I always joke that both our bed and couch belong to our boxer. SHE allows US to sleep with HER
  14. We've got a bit of both here. Further to the East, it's a lot of both. The main problem is the drifting in my neck of the woods. I have to bust through 4 big drifts each morning to get to work. each night the wind closes em back up. Good thing the Jeep is good in snow. I'm liking the manual for drift busting. I'm always right in the torque band and never a gear too high/low. I would be much more upset this winter if I was closer to Bismarck/further east. They are getting the worst of both the cold and the snow. We've had maybe 8-12 inches and all of it has been blowing and causing drifts. None of it has been the wet, heavy stuff that stays put.
  15. I'm not sure which I would rather have, lots of snow or this weeklong arctic blast from Canada that's been keeping us in the negatives complete with 10-20 MPH winds for the last week. This is supposed to continue for us until Saturday when we'll finally see temperatures above 0 again. Actual temperatures have been around -2 to -10 with windchills down to -25. I was fighting electrical gremlins in my pickup before winter hit and did not get them all fixed. I lost tail lights, brake lights, and blinkers/hazards. I've been driving my soft-top Jeep through all of this. I almost think I'd rather have the snow
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