Random Thoughts Thread

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by Dillinger, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. microadventure

    microadventure Well-Known Member

    2,179
    2,989
    113
    I have had a nagging, nebulous suspicion for a while that I am being followed

    by Rod Serling

    who explains to the people in places I just left that I am about to have an interesting adventure in ( dramatic pause ) ( dramatic voice ) The Twilight Zone.
     
  2. Cinderocka1989

    Cinderocka1989 Well-Known Member Supporter

    9,774
    1,969
    113
    I emailed mine over a month ago and finally got a response today...
     

  3. formerCav

    formerCav Well-Known Member

    1,959
    2,785
    113
    send an email to TRUMP about the VA.
    I have a friend who did that, and he got his new electric wheel chair the NEXT day!!
     
  4. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporter

    33,077
    8,316
    113
    Welcome back. I’ve missed you!

    Seriously???
     
  5. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Well-Known Member

    5,163
    1,692
    113
    I'm headed down to East Texas in the morning. Axxe invited a few of us down to shoot guns,eat BBQ,and tell lies at his place.
    Gonna be hot,humid,but it'll be fun!
     
  6. towboater

    towboater Well-Known Member

    6,312
    3,235
    113
    Awesome. Take and post pictures.
     
    schnuffleupagus likes this.
  7. ellis36

    ellis36 Well-Known Member Supporter

    5,390
    7,016
    113
    Super deal!

    ellis
     
    schnuffleupagus likes this.
  8. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporter

    33,077
    8,316
    113
    Have a great time!
     
    schnuffleupagus likes this.
  9. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporter

    33,077
    8,316
    113
    This breaks my heart. The victim falls hard, is bleeding and unmoving. An officer starts to kneel to help and is pushed in the keep walking. What the hell is wrong with people?
     
  10. boatme98

    boatme98 Well-Known Member

    8,293
    9,636
    113
    The old guy was a demonstrator approaching the officers. He then reached for the officers gunbelt!
    He put himself in that position. I think the officer showed restraint.
    Being old doesn't excuse stupid.
     
    ellis36 and towboater like this.
  11. towboater

    towboater Well-Known Member

    6,312
    3,235
    113
    Never trust a short video.
     
    Mister Dave likes this.
  12. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporter

    25,171
    14,107
    113
    How about pause for a moment, and remember Jun 6, 1944. Little place called Normandy.
     
    JerrBear48, primer1, ellis36 and 4 others like this.
  13. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporter

    33,077
    8,316
    113
    :(
    I have been thinking about that today.
     
    boatme98 and towboater like this.
  14. F4U

    F4U Well-Known Member Supporter

    3,238
    1,572
    113
    Tell him we all said HI!
     
    towboater likes this.
  15. F4U

    F4U Well-Known Member Supporter

    3,238
    1,572
    113
    I have too. Mostly thinking about what my Grandfather and the few of his friends I knew would think of todays goings on. Grandad was already in the army when the war started He served in the pacific, literally from the first day of the war to the last. Then got called up for Korea. I just can't see him saying he fought for somebodies right to loot and pillage.

    He and I did not get along, litteraly from my birth, long story, it was the same with my brother. But for some reason he has been on mind today.
     
    ellis36, boatme98 and towboater like this.
  16. SRK97

    SRK97 Well-Known Member Supporter

    6,415
    6,814
    113
    Had quite an experience today, it all started when I was getting ready to head to the squirrel woods. I figured since I'd probably need to wall bang through green leaves, I'd take a shotgun. Well alright, I got 20 or so to pick from, of course I grabbed the old Belgium A5 Sweet 16. I realized the new boxes of #5 shot I had were high velocity and heavy loads so I swapped my friction ring to compensate. Easy as pie, next, the horror hit me. I noticed on the bottom right side of the reciever there was a rust spot maybe a half of an inch long, I grabbed my oil and a rag and went to work, unfortunately it looks like I lost a bit of bluing. I feared taking the gun out into the humidity where I thought it would rust more so I put it back. I then walked back to the safe to grab another gun. Upon trying to pick one, I noticed I had nothing but 12 gauges here, my dad currently has all of my .410s, 20 gauges, and other 16s. I realized a trip to the woods could wait another hour and I was due for another gun purchase. The first store I went to had nothing of interest so on to the next I went. In that one I found a lonely looking older Mossberg 500 in 20 gauge. I looked over it really quick and decided it would come home with me. I must have bought a lot of guns from this place because they gave me a "family discount" (-$30) which was really cool. Next I needed ammo, a commodity in which this place doesn't sell. No worries I thought, I'll just head to Walmart and grab a couple boxes of #4s and #5s, it's on the way anyways. I get there, rush past all the masked masses and find that there is not a single firearm or round of ammunition in the entire store. The new gun was gonna have to wait, looks like the truck Henry is gonna get some action. I must have saw 20 squirrels but I only could ever get a safe shot on one where I wouldn't be ripping a .22 off into the air. Oh well, then I went down to the lake for a little canoeing and fishing. Good day I guess 20200606_124639.jpeg 20200607_010222.jpeg
     
  17. Mister Dave

    Mister Dave Well-Known Member

    4,186
    9,278
    113
    "Victim" is an interesting label to use there.

    The cops' training should have told them the old guy wasn't a threat, but it didn't. But they didn't put him there - he did it to himself. Step in front of 2 trains about to collide. Who's to blame when you get squashed? The trains?

    Would you have been there doing that? That's where I start from.
     
    towboater, ellis36 and boatme98 like this.
  18. boatme98

    boatme98 Well-Known Member

    8,293
    9,636
    113
    Ol Marty (the 75 year old "victim") is a well known conspiracy nut and typical socialist. He had been warned numerous times over 2 days to leave the area, yet he refused and blatantly goaded the police.

    I'll save my outrage for 82 year old Charlie Chace of Massachusetts who was knocked down and stomped by 27 year old Aiden Courtwright because he was just standing there wearing a MAGA hat and holding a sign of support for the president.
     
    JTJ, towboater, primer1 and 2 others like this.
  19. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Well-Known Member

    5,163
    1,692
    113
    Damn,It was hot and humid in East Texas yesterday! I made it to Axxe's place around 8:30 am,and we set up my 3 steel gongs at 20 yards for pistols,50 yards for pistols / 22's,and 150 yards for rifles. By the time we got the target stands set up,we were both soaking wet .
    We knew that Ray Sendero wasn't going to make it up this time. We missed you Ray,and you missed out on a lot of fun and good food!
    Texas Woodworker was driving down from Oklahoma and got lost,so he was a little late getting there,and the other people Axxe invited couldn't make it.

    I brought several gun's to shoot. 22's - S&W M&P Compact suppressed,Browning Buckmark,Ruger LCR 22 Magnum. I also brought my Ruger 10/22 T rifle and Savage 93 heavy barrel 22 Magnum.
    40 S&W - Springfield EMP 40,S&W M&P Shield Performance Center,Kel-Tec Sub 2000 Carbine.
    45 ACP - Para Ordnance Tac Four 1911
    And one of my 223 AR-15's

    Texas Woodworker brought a great assortment of firearms. Aaron likes some really different antique and milsurp weapons,along with some really nice handguns and AR's in diiferent calibers.
    We shot his 1879 Trapdoor 50-70 black powder rifle. That was fun to shoot! He also had a Husqvarna 8mm Mauser,and an Egyptian Hakim semi auto military rifle. I've never seen one of these,and that rifle throws brass farther than anything I've ever seen. Some of the brass was 25-30 feet from the rifle.
    He also brought AR's in 223,6.5 Grendel,and a 7.62 x 39 pistol AR with a pistol brace stock.
    Handguns included several S&W revolver's,a Sig 40 S&W,and a Springfield XD 10mm.

    Axxe brought out a few of his handguns in 22,45 ACP,and 44 Mag.

    We had a great day shooting gun's,eating good food,and visiting with each other,but we gotta quit doing it when it gets hot. We were all soaking wet,and wore out by the time we finished the day.
     
  20. Shopfox

    Shopfox Well-Known Member Supporter

    1,855
    1,690
    113
    I'm not enjoying reloading the 350 legend. If I screw the bullet seating die too far in, it crushes the brass. After it's run in as far as I dare, I still can't get the bullets seated to the desired depth before the stem runs out of adjustment (180gr Win bullets too! Nothing obscure).

    The Starline brass runs on the slightly thin side. This plays some havoc with the Lee Factory Crimp die.

    I'm wishing I had a different powder on hand other than H110. I'm not liking the % case fill (seems low). I like and miss my crunchy little extruded stick powder.

    The shell holder for the 350 Legend (and 223) have quite a bit of play. With the tall case, if it wobbles, the case walks out of position.

    In short, I'm not digging reloading the 350 Legend.
     
    towboater, boatme98 and SRK97 like this.