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  1. On 7/9/2021 at 2:34 PM, Alpo said:

    This is for left-handed people. If you wear a wrist watch, do you wear it on your right wrist? If so, why?

    I wear mine on my left wrist. This goes back to my first watch, which because of the location of the winding stem, I could wind without taking it off.

    But if you wear your watch on your right wrist, the winding stem points back towards your elbow. You can't reach it. You have to take the watch off.

    Yet it is practically a given that if you are left handed you will wear it on your right wrist. I don't get it.







    The watch is "typically" worn on the non-dominant hand, primarily due to the dominant hand writing and doing other such activities. I had googled this a while back out of curiosity. I'm a lefty and always wear my watch, a wind up Breitling (gift from the wife), on my right wrist. Wearing it on the left is like writing with the opposite hand, just not natural. 



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  2. On 6/27/2021 at 2:49 AM, Wallaby Jack, SASS #44062 said:

       ............ yeah, ... I thought I made a mistake once ......



                   ........ turns out I was wrong ..........   :blush:

    I thought I was wrong once, turns out I was only mistaken.

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  3. Carey Elwes, Dave Chappelle: Robin Hood: Men in Tights

    43 minutes ago, Chantry said:


    Robert Duvall & Michael Caine: Second Hand Lions


    I can't believe this is considered an old movie now! 


    On that note, used to work with a kid who had never heard of the Matrix. I said 'it's not that old!' but it came out before he was born. 

  4. Glad to hear you're all ok. What carseat do you have? I may need to recommend that to the wife when we have a kid in a year or so...


    My wife got rear ended by a drunk driver in West Palm Beach. She was stopped at a light and he hit her doing about 50 mph. If she was in a car she'd be dead. The impact literally broke her seat. I used to give her a bunch of crap for driving a Range Rover in Florida where there are no hills and no snow, but it saved her life so I stopped making fun of her vehicle choice. That was 4 years ago, shes now needing to get neck surgery from the herniated discs. Oh, the drunk driver didn't have insurance OR a license. 


    I drive a shoebox and have to make extra sure that cross traffic is stopped because I don't think I'd survive any sort of moderate impact. It's not often but I have managed to avoid being creamed a few times now from people blowing red lights at supersonic speeds. 


    Always be aware of your surroundings as much as possible. You never know when there's an idiot near you.



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  5. 1 hour ago, Pat Riot, SASS #13748 said:

    Somehow I was double charged so I reported a dispute. Long story real short is PayPal froze my account...


    Had the same exact thing happen to me over a 5 dollar shipping label. Told both Co's to pound sand. Never will do business with them ever again. 

  6. No worries my friend! 640FPS may be a bit low for that powder. You'll likely get significant blow-back due to the case not expanding in the chamber. It also depends on the length of the barrel you shoot. The testing equipment used is quite different than regular handguns. You likely wouldn't see 846 out of a 5.5 or 4.75 inch barrel with that load, but it won't be down to 640 either. Rule of thumb for reloading is decreasing by 10% and work your way up. 


    Now, you can load as low as you like (I wouldn't recommend it) but there will be some dramatic changes to how the rounds perform. Some will fire just fine, others will almost just fall out of the barrel or even become a barrel obstruction. Case in point, I was experimenting with very low powered 45 colt with 231 and some of them shot great, others I could literally see going down range - that does not give one a warm and fuzzy feeling!


    Short story long, stick with the 10% rule and work your way up. 


    I have no experience with other powders for cowboy shooting so I will have to defer to those more in the know than I. 



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  7. 12 hours ago, Bearfoot Tracker said:

    Thanks everyone.


    I just picked up 2 bottles HP-38 Powder from Midway. That will get me going until I figure everything out.


    I use HP-38/WW231 (identical) exclusively for 38 and 45 colt, mainly because that's what I've got the most of (everything else is rifle powder). It does burn dirty, but if you are around the min recommended starting charge by Hodgdon I've noticed it shoots well and consistent. I may have some 357/38 dies for you (RCBS). I will look when I get home if you're interested. Need to make sure they're a complete set first. Send me a PM if you're interested. 



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  8. After I got out of the military I decided to not shave every day ever again. But I do wet shave with with a safety razor (with japanese blades), mug and badger brush twice a week. And to counter Snakebite I do not believe I can get a better shave with anything else except perhaps a straight razor, which I have but haven't tried yet. Used all kinds of the disposable "razors" and they all come up short IMHO. 

  9. Stories like these always interest me. Especially about horses, although I've never owned a horse and can count on one hand how many times I've ridden one. 


    Seabiscuit, Secretariat, Hidalgo and so on. All worth looking in to.

  10. 16 hours ago, Dutch Wheeler said:

    HUH... I need to focus better, I read the title as Beer Cup Cake!  Thought I'd find a cool new recipe! :lol:

    I thought someone found a snake in a beer cup haha. 

  11. I've got a '73 and have noticed that if you are loading deep seated 38's with light bullets you may run into a problem with the COL not being long enough to prevent a second round from just barely entering the carrier, preventing it from rising.


    One option would be to load 357 cases but to 38 spec loads, but that's a solution looking for a very very rare problem. 


    Ideally just make sure the COL isn't too short. I think my limit is 1.410 or something around there (=/- a few thou). 


    Side note, I only experienced that problem with a full or nearly full tube. loaded 3 or 4 shorties and it ran fine. When I loaded all ten is when I got the feeding problems. 


    As Gateway Kid Says: YMMV

  12. 5 minutes ago, Captain Bill Burt said:

    I freely admit I didn't do anything special at all during my time in service. 


    Rambo lives up the street.  He drinks boiling water and pisses ice cubes.  He was one of the guys who pulled Saddam out of his hole.   Pretty sure he was part of the team who got Osama to.  He's a lot of fun to listen to.  Never understood how a guy with a beer belly that big could do all that stuff.<_<

    Likewise, I was an aircraft mechanic in the air force working KC-10's. 


    Cool thing to note, I was the flying crew chief on the bird that brought the unit that captured Saddam back to the states. Ask your buddy there what base he flew into on his way home. We flew direct from Germany to George AFB in cali, if you are interested to know. 

  13. On 6/10/2021 at 6:14 PM, Subdeacon Joe said:

    Some of my Dad's people came over the 2nd or 3rd boat after the Mayflower.  Some in the early 1720s. 

    My wife's ancestors came over on the boat right after the Mayflower. Ended up in Connecticut and ended up being the first American spy. Also responsible for some stuff that is now in history books as well but for far more nefarious reasons. 

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  14. On 6/12/2021 at 6:29 PM, Pat Riot, SASS #13748 said:

    For some reason I can only make it about 30 seconds into each video before I have this urge to slap those people…really really hard. 
    I do believe my blood pressure went up and I am sure I lost a couple of IQ points…

    Watched the whole bear video because it was hilarious. made it about 16 seconds into the first one haha. 

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  15. Just to beat this dead horse a bit more, I'm with several others on here that it's 1 of 2 things: The spring or the lug. Check the spring first, since it's easiest to remedy. If there is any slop in that spring with the barrels closed, replace it. I bought my stoeger new and modified the spring a bit, but not so much that it freely moves about. if that spring is good, then the lug needs to be fixed. granted I'm not a gunsmith in any sense of the word so take my advice with a large grain of salt.

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