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Old 12-21-19, 09:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
What caliber? well what make for that matter?
Savage Model 12FV .223, 1 in 9 twist, $285.00 at Cabelas using factory ammo, Australian Outback 69 grn SMK. Harris swivel bipod, Sightron 8-32 scope (which cost more than everything else). Five shots, cold bore with a squeeze bag under the butt in 20 seconds; first shot was in the orange, the other four are together because of barrel heat. This is one of the most accurate stock rifles I've ever fired. I can't say enough about the ammo as well.

With that combination it's good to 600 yards. After that, accuracy degrades because of projectile weight/length and the 1 in 9 twist.







The only thing I have that deserves to be on the same page as your stuff is a memento from the job I retired from, A Smith Model 19.



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Originally Posted by Oldbikenut View Post
Motorcycles!

I'd love to pick up a clean Trail 70. I can't tell you how many hours were spent on a gold one like that in my youth. I just missed one at the dump a couple years ago, but they put it in the dumpster before I could get over and buy it from them.
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Old 12-21-19, 09:38 AM
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Well, not spending enough on my Westy. Needs a good bit of new metal underneathth. And the funds arent there. I am in a quandry as to what to do. It runs, drives, stops. Has new set of tires. But the next step is replacing metal and maybe a new engine or rebuild. May be time to move it on.
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Originally Posted by big chainring View Post
Well, not spending enough on my Westy. Needs a good bit of new metal underneathth. And the funds arent there. I am in a quandry as to what to do. It runs, drives, stops. Has new set of tires. But the next step is replacing metal and maybe a new engine or rebuild. May be time to move it on.
There are a lot of cheap ways to prevent further rusting and keep the water and draft out of the inside. That's a nice looking westy. 77?
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Old 12-21-19, 10:18 AM
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Hmmm, seems I'm not the only 2A supporter here. Too bad I lost all mine in an "unfortunate boating accident". When people hear I'm into bicycles they assume I don't like guns. If they only knew!

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Old 12-21-19, 10:23 AM
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Originally Posted by norcalmike View Post
There are a lot of cheap ways to prevent further rusting and keep the water and draft out of the inside. That's a nice looking westy. 77?
Yes a '77.
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Old 12-21-19, 10:30 AM
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Building acoustic guitars, should have picked a hobby that wasnít so costly.
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Most recently...

A Taiwanese Supermax mill. After five years working in bike shops I got more and more interested in machining. Started watching a lot of machinist youtube channels especially Ox Tools and Keith Rucker. The local community college has a one year precision machining program so I bit the bullet last year and went. Now I'm working in a machine shop and also slowly setting up a rented shop space with some friends who are welders nd fabricators. Hopefully in the next three months or so I can buy a used lathe of decent size, and maybe next year I can figure out how to use these tools to make money.
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Hookers and blow.
Ha, you make me feel cheap. 😁😉 I was gonna say weed & women. 🙄😎
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Old 12-21-19, 10:48 AM
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Originally Posted by nomadmax View Post
Savage Model 12FV .223, 1 in 9 twist, $285.00 at Cabelas using factory ammo, Australian Outback 69 grn SMK. Harris swivel bipod, Sightron 8-32 scope (which cost more than everything else). Five shots, cold bore with a squeeze bag under the butt in 20 seconds; first shot was in the orange, the other four are together because of barrel heat. This is one of the most accurate stock rifles I've ever fired. I can't say enough about the ammo as well.

With that combination it's good to 600 yards. After that, accuracy degrades because of projectile weight/length and the 1 in 9 twist.







The only thing I have that deserves to be on the same page as your stuff is a memento from the job I retired from, A Smith Model 19.


thanks for the info. I should have looked more at Savage when I bought my Kimber but I donít think they had real wood stocks on the varmint rifles That S&W is beautiful. They truly do not make them like that anymore.
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Old 12-21-19, 11:09 AM
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What is this money stuff of which you speak?

Seriously, tho', besides bike stuff, mostly medical expenses and nutrition supplements. And my cats.

I finally splurged on some decent cycling kit this year. Lost so much weight the past year my old kit was flappy. Nothing fancy, mostly shorts, bibs, jerseys, etc., from those Amazon vendors with goofy names like Bbbpppttti. But it fits and works well.

I don't even spend much on electronics. I'm such a cheapskate I waited 7 years to finally upgrade my 2012 desktop PC from the barely competent motherboard graphics chipset to a proper video card. And I still got the next-to-cheapest Nvidia low profile card that would fit my mini tower. I'm not a gamer, but it's nice to finally stream HD movies without st-st-stuttering.

And I'm still spending less than I did on beer. Love beer but it doesn't love me back. After my thyroid failed a couple of years ago I couldn't metabolize alcohol anymore. One or two drinks and I'd have hangover symptoms within an hour. Kinda sucked all the joy out of local craft beer. But that stuff was pricey. And potent. My favorite craft beers were all 6%-12% ABV. So almost-quitting (I still might have one light beer a month with pizza) saved a lot of money and I lost 10 lbs or more just from cutting out the excess carbs.
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Old 12-21-19, 11:13 AM
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Ditto, quality shootin' iron. Those Colt and S&W revolvers were complex works of art, almost as complicated as fine watches. I used to do a lot of target shooting matches when the local full service range was open. They even had a 500 yard range for long distance high power rifle matches. Kinda miss that. After the city declined to renew their lease they didn't reopen elsewhere. Now the public ranges are too dangerous with untrained yahoos. But I transferred all my shootin' irons to a trusted family member. Haven't been to a range in years. Kinda lost interest after I resumed cycling.
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Old 12-21-19, 11:27 AM
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Originally Posted by big chainring View Post
Yes a '77.
Had a 77 conversion -not a true factory Westy but close enough, took me all over the country in 1992


The van back in about 93 with the guy I sold it on to
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Originally Posted by riva View Post
rent
Same here. Our property taxes have risen 10% per year in recent years. Can you imagine that?! Plus the building department has been adding new requirements which makes living here more expensive.

Oh, but the question was about discretionary money. I don't spend much on anything, as I'm unemployed, but I guess my second interest is in music. I sing in several concerts per year.
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Originally Posted by cheffyjay View Post
as a Ron Cooper, Miata 912, and Sunbeam Alpine owner--what British sports cars do you have?
A '71 MGBGT that my dad bought in 1972

A '65 Austin Healey Sprite. This was my second car...I bought it from the original owner (I still know her) in 1973. This one is partly disassembled but is starting to go back together. I've been threatening to take the original owner for a ride in it next year.

How long have you had your Alpine?

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A '71 MGBGT that my dad bought in 1972

A '65 Austin Healey Sprite. This was my second car...I bought it from the original owner (I still know her) in 1973. This one is partly disassembled but is starting to go back together. I've been threatening to take the original owner for a ride in it next year.

How long have you had your Alpine?
I've had it about two years, it used to run pretty well but now it suffers from britishness. I've had several interesting cars over the years and after the TR3 I swore I'd never own a brit car again...
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I'd love to pick up a clean Trail 70. I can't tell you how many hours were spent on a gold one like that in my youth. I just missed one at the dump a couple years ago, but they put it in the dumpster before I could get over and buy it from them.
That's exactly why I got this one, I had been looking for one for quite a while and this one finally popped up, original owner, original sales receipt( $350) and manual, 2,000 miles and all the warranty cards, wasn't running but that's never a problem with these, a little fuel system cleaning and it was good to go!
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I like tinkering with my firearms to make them unique and going to the range to pretend to be a much better and more serious shooter than I actually am. Actually are? No No am.

As with bicycles, cars, stereos, gitars etc there are limitless ways to customize your firearms and countless semi useful tools and other accouterments to buy and pretend to knowingly and effectively use


WASP Elizabeth Gardner at the controls of a B-26 on my Taurus 1911 in 9mm


Elizabeth lost her place to my Dad in this pic with my Mother from around '47


This is Mona Friedlander? Freeman? I need to look her up again. She was one of the very first British Aviatrixes and the first certified Navigator


Mona lost out to my Mother. Same pic as the one with my Dad around '47
Those grips are very cool.
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More specifically fly fishing stuff
Same here. We are taking three trips in the next six months.

Algoma, Ontario area for giant brookies and salmon.

Nye, Montana for various species of trout on the Stillwater and Galatin rivers.

Coeur d'Alene area in northern Idaho. For whatever bites.

and every chance we get we'll be chasing steelhead up on our North Shore of Lake Superior and the Brule in northern Wisconsin.

Fly fishing rods and reels make bike parts seem dirt cheap in comparison.

btw Our very own Rootboy makes some of the nicest flies I've yet to toss.

Absolute works of art. Deadly as well. imho
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I Love to Fly Fish. But Float Fishing is much more effective.
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I Love to Fly Fish. But Float Fishing is much more effective.
Nope.

Do you mean bobber and bait?

Yuck.
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A gentle push on a breezy day;





Splendid scenery in distant lands;

Japan, Oct 2019



Italy May 2019










Antwerp April 2019


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Originally Posted by gomango View Post
Nope.

Do you mean bobber and bait?

Yuck.


A Float not a "Bobber" mostly for Steelhead. Not allways bait, flies work well too. Gets it down where they feed.

Believe me I have done both but if you want to put food on the table Floatfishing is much more effective.
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