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Messages - John McLaughlin

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The great dream is to have the govmt own everything. Then they make it a crime to sue the govmt. The courts will side with the govmt or lose their money from congress. At that point who needs lawyers so send them to the gulags. Whole thing starts to cascade down from there. JM

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Sierra Bullets
« on: March 25, 2021, 04:40:04 PM »
Sierra claims the 375, 300 gr game king is recommended by Sierra for about anything that walks shy of cape buffs and bigger. Claim is the jacket is much thicker than the previous version. I've only used these on paper in my 375 H&H @ 2670 fps. Maybe will try them on something this fall ???  We'll see. JM

Son of a bitch!!! That's a nasty one. Glad no major damage. JM

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Next adventure
« on: March 24, 2021, 09:42:13 AM »
Have a great time. If it works for you, check out the the ADBSS (Arizona Desert Bighorn Sheep Society) for info on waterhole projects during the winter months. It's a great time to be out in the desert and you'll probably see some sheep hanging around too. The Society's motto is, "Sine aqua mortis". You'll know when you get into their country. Cheers, JM

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Bourbon
« on: March 21, 2021, 06:36:41 PM »
I still like a good corn whiskey, but my fav is Abelour A'bunadh Scots Whiskey, straight from the cask @125 proof. Refreshing !!! JM

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Biden Trips Boarding AF
« on: March 20, 2021, 01:21:06 PM »
I remember President Ford banging his head on the hatch of Air Force One. IIRC he drew blood and required a few sutures. Of course he was mocked for being a college football player (Dumb jock etc.). He was above average height and was talking to an aide and didn't duck fast enough, but he didn't fall down several times in a row (Wind or no wind). JM

At one time (1880s) the Democratic party was described as being like a mule. "It has no pride of ancestry or hope of progeny." The Demo symbol has never been a donkey but a mule. Nothing has changed in 140+ years. JM

Rifles / Re: Straight Walled Cartridge Rifle
« on: March 17, 2021, 09:30:12 AM »
Heck, why not go with a 458 Lott!! JM

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Gun Permit
« on: March 15, 2021, 06:48:45 AM »
No ifs ands or buts! JM

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Hey Grouchy
« on: March 13, 2021, 02:49:46 PM »
Here in Arizona we never change off of standard time. If you lived in the desert would you want that sun to stay out for an additional hour. The Navajo Reservation goes on daylight time while the Hopi Reservation stays on standard. In the Tuba City area the reservation boundary runs down the main road so one side of the street is one hour later than the other. This brings up the term "Navajo Standard time", always one hour late. JM

Rifles / Re: 6.8 Western
« on: March 13, 2021, 11:07:17 AM »
I can shoot 160 gr Partitions in my 1:10 twist 270 Roy with decent accuracy (1.0 inch @ 100 yds) and 3180 fps. This summer I'm kicking around the 175 gr options just to see if there are stability issues. Don't really think it's really worth it. Like my 140 gr Failsafes @ 3300 fps. JM

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Wednesday funny!
« on: March 10, 2021, 06:26:25 AM »
Pelosi !!! Also P.O.S. JM

Rifles / Re: Weird lines on a Mark V stock
« on: March 09, 2021, 05:59:40 AM »
I have a 1961 Browning Superposed that had a line appear in the finish right behind the reciever. I had been pheasant hunting in South Dakota, I packed the gun up as usual in two suade socks with string ties on each end. Placed each piece in my Kalispell case and when I got home found the mar in the fairly glossy finish (gun is now 60 years old). The string tie from the sock was lying across the outside of the suade sock and the pressure from the foam in the case embossed the strings imprint through the suade into the stock surface. I'm real careful now to make sure the string ties don't lie across the wood. FWIW. JM

Those are wonderful rifles, superb in fact. Your sons are lucky guys. JM

 Grouchy, it's really a belt knife more than a pocket one. I remember at a small "dinner party" taking it out to cut a tough piece of meat (the host didn't see it as he was at another table) the guy sitting across from me remarked that he wouldn't want to piss me off. Dumb me said, "I didn't think it was that "big". JM

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