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About wolc123

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  • Birthday 12/25/1964

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    9F, 6C
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    Marlin M512 / Ruger M77 30/06 / Marlin 336BL / TC Omega 50 cal / Ithaca 37 16 ga / Remington 870 12 ga
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    Centerpoint Sniper 370, Barnett Recruit
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  1. I would go with my Ruger 10/22 if it was legal. I have killed dozens of crows with that and it is very effective at ranges to about 125 yards. I dont eat them, but I have not noticed excessive meat damage, using high velocity, Rem yellow jackets. I would be very reluctant to use a centerfire rifle, based on a single experience many years ago with a 150 gr 30/06 soft point and a ruffed grouse. It was struck near center of mass. The bird basically exploded on impact, yielding very little edible meat, from a few of the larger chunks.
  2. I got to believe that VH, BM, LF, and C would follow Biden right over the edge of a cliff. None of them has shown the slightest bit of remorse in spite of rising gas and ammunition prices, or the border fiasco.
  3. My freezer would be poorly stocked right now, were it not for this Flextone call. It brought a 2.5 year old buck in on wire, on opening day of gun season last year. Before I used the call, he had passed by quickly, thru some cover at longer range. I could not verify then that he was a "shooter". In addition to buck grunts, the call will make fawn bleats and doe sounds, but I have yet to try those.
  4. My wife set me up for the first dose of the Phizer shot last Thursday at Walgreens at Transit and County in East Amherst. No side-effects at all, not even a sore arm. I got there about 15 minutes prior to my time, got thru the paperwork, and got the shot right on time. My wife had gone for her shot earlier in the day at another location, down the road a few miles. She tipped me off on the early arrival trick. I was hoping to wait until I could select the one shot J&J deal, but so far so good on this one. Hopefully, the second dose will go equally well. The nurses were ve
  5. I considered attaching a cable to the top band and assisting with a tractor pull. I decided against it, because I was more scared of climbing up to that height on a ladder, than I was of blocks falling on me. I did wear a hardhat for the job. I pounded out the first block on the side where I wanted it to fall. Fortunately, it already had a slight lean that way. Next I worked 1/4 the way around the back side, where I did not have a real good escape route. I finished up, pounding out the blocks towards the front side, where the escape path was much better. That worked out well. S
  6. Lots of stories for sure. Last night, we were out playing cards with some family and friends. My aunt told a story of when her and my uncle were kids (he still lives next door to us). They were out in that barn after dark, and he told her that it was haunted by the ghost of a neighbor. He hung himself in it, sometime around WW I. My dad has told us about that many times when we were kids. The guys name was Jake. I wonder which beam he used, looking at the picture in my previous post. You can still see half of the "3" board up near the peak in that photo. That is all that rema
  7. I hope to pull the barn frame down by the end of the summer. I completed the dismantling of a twin, slightly older barn a couple years ago. I had removed all the siding, and cut out many of the diagonal braces at the corners of the timber frame. Before I could pull it down, it fell on it's own. I was at work at the time and my kids were in the house. They said it sounded like two semi trucks had crashed on the road in front of the house. Looking out the window, they saw a huge cloud of dust. When it cleared, the barn was down, with 4 layers of asfault shingles on top of cedar shak
  8. I did have to run pretty fast. The bulk of it fell in the direction I wanted it to go, but a few blocks buckled and shot towards me, just before it went over.
  9. My wife did make a video and it was pretty epic.
  10. It looks like the disk is in decent shape. I don't see any broken blades and it looks like most of the cleaners are still there. As long as you don't need to take those on the road, they work great. One tip I will give you is to always grease it after you finish using it (and before you use it the first time). That way, the fresh grease will protect the bearings when it is in storage and it will always be ready to go when you need it. They will take almost a full tube of grease. Your 8n will handle that disk easily, I frequently use mine on my 8 footer. I use my 43 hp 4wd tracto
  11. That is a trip plow and the levers are used to control the depth. It looks like the IH one that I had for a few years. When you want the blades to lift, at the end of a row, you pull a rope, it trips, and the blades lift. Then you turn around, with them supported by the wheels, and pull a rope so they trip again, and go back down when you get to your next row. That plow was made for a non 3 point hitch tractor (most likely a Farmall H). They work very well, and still fetch a good buck. The disk looks like an 8 foot "drag" type. Those also often work with a trip rope. You pull
  12. I am with you there. I always look forward to a dry summer and the grass going dormant, so I dont have to cut it twice a week. I only cut an acre, but there are many other things I would prefer to do with the hour that it takes me.
  13. My grandfather's grandfather poured that one. He didn't hold a very uniform wall thickness. It looks like it varies from about a foot, to almost 20 inches. I will probably try to drill thru it, in a few spots at the thinner sections, so water can drain out. I finished cutting up all the steel bands, thankfully not running out of oxygen or acetylene. I dragged them all north, to the shady side of the barn first, so I didn't get sunburned. Plus, I thought I would run out of gas and need to finish with an electric cutoff wheel, and I had closer power up there. The 12 foot dia
  14. That picture shows just the first block pounded out. I had to pound out about half of the first course of blocks (on the side I wanted it to fall). Gravity is your friend on a job like this, and so is your running shoes.
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