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Charlie Foxtrot

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  1. Dooood, we left California without a sound nine years ago. Best damn thing we've ever done. Livin' the Life here in Florida, on 2.6 acres, with an artesian well and a pond, and clear fields of fire. Even the air tastes freer. Kali will go Detroit almost overnight. Once Silicone Valley wakes up and smells the overpriced Starbucks, it's over.
  2. Mein Gott, Kalifornians able to act as if they are free men and women??? What will Hairgel Newsom ever do!?!
  3. Ain't Capitalism grand? Especially in lots of 1000. But... It's all Biden Bucks now, anyway.
  4. Nowadays, that's high praise, indeed.
  5. https://ammoseek.com/ammo/45-70 $2.15 - $2.60 per round. Ouch. Oh, damn - you're in Kali, right?
  6. Congrats on your original 1885, I'm freakin' Buzzard Piss Green with envy! Your thoughts about Cowboy loads to baby your baby are good ones. If you can, 305gr Cowboy loads would be even easier on your shoulder. I've seen them before, but came up goose-eggs with Google tonight. If you ever considered reloading, this is a great opportunity. The straight-walled 45-70 cartridge (no quibbling!) is ridiculously easy to reload. You can get into reloading with an all in one kit like the RCBS Master Kit: https://www.rcbs.com/rcbs-kits/rock-chucker-supreme-master-reloading-kit/16-9366.h
  7. Congratulations!!! Black Hills Ammunition Cowboy loads: http://www.black-hills.com/shop/cowboy-ammo/45-70/ VERY high quality. More later: Off to the Woke Factory.
  8. It would have been the winter of '81/'82... Don't know. Do know that most people on 395 were ignoring whatever speed limit there was. Back in the When, you could break 110 without seeing life through iron bars; not today. 138 would have taken some fast talking -- or fast lawyering. However, a friend got popped for 125 south of Lone Pine. The Chippie woke up the magistrate, who fined him everything he and his passenger had, save a twenty for getting back to LA at 55 mph.
  9. Make mine an '81 RX-7, with the 12a motor. Loved that car. Not one thing was powered or automatic, including the cold-hearted beast's choke. Ran like a turbine, with plenty of power and R's to get me in trouble. Hit 138 (by the tachometer) in the flats on Cali's Highway 395 coming back from Mammoth. Put 220k on her before Charlotte (and reality) made me sell it. Pure motoring excellence, quick, nimble, and honest performance. They don't make 'em like that anymore. More's the pity.
  10. Or check the expiration date on your Man-Card... Damn, she's lovely. If she wants to pose in front of my hideously expensive, double-hung, replacement, low-e, double pane, hurricane windows....
  11. I wonder why so many wingnuts also are sailors? For me: Aviation is an intellectual pursuit: history, books, training, practice, implementation, physics and other sciences. A pursuit of the mind. And very singular. Sailing is about feelings: the lore, the wind, the water, boat, sails, weather, land. A pursuit of the heart. And throw in yacht racing --- very much a focused challenge with like minded friends. Intellect and feeling: Two sides of a well balanced coin -- and life. Why's the rum all gone???
  12. Yeah, I was looking at a military career the Junior year of High Skewl. However, the Air Force recruiter took a look at my glasses and said "Yer Army material, son." So, I went into aerospace. Before that, my mom told me when they took me to Disneyland at one or two, I was pointing out all the aircraft coming out of Orange County airport. Not the birds, they're airborne FOD, just the planes... Once a Wing Nut - always a Wing Nut.
  13. Ding-Ding-Ding! We have a winner! According to the Aviation Geek Club (Howindahell aren't I a member?) it was Carswell. You are a Master WingNut, sir! https://theaviationgeekclub.com/the-only-public-air-show-in-xb-70-valkyrie-history-featured-some-of-the-coolest-aircraft-ever-built/
  14. Those were the days at Edwards. Had a boss who was a shavetail in the Flight Test Office. Every day something was expanding the envelope, breaking new ground, setting new records, or just blowing all the hell up.
  15. Could be... I'm basing my guess on the XB-70. I think (yeah, it does happen) that the Valkyries were based solely at Edwards until the surviving bird was retired and flown to Wright-Patterson early in '69. Many of the Century fighters seem to be sporting camouflage (one F-104!) so I'm guessing this is 'Nam era: '68 - '75. Yeebus, maybe 53 years ago. Phuk, I'm old.
  16. Gotta be Air Force Museum at Wright-Pat ~25 years ago? 35? Although, they screwed up: The “A-37” is way too big to be a Tweet - It’s actually a B-26K Counter Invader. That’s the old A-26B converted to a counter insurgency role. Drop dead sexy - if you liked fan powered airplanes.
  17. True dat. But if Karen or Darren are managers at your Woke Factory... Protective Camouflage.
  18. Well reasoned, Chris. Going to have to disagree <a wee bit> about the usefulness of single blade, one-hand opening knives. They can be essential; like the time our foredeckie stepped into a spin sheet blight just as the damn thing caught wind and flew her into the lifelines. I often supplement my Leek with a Victorinox Swiss Army One-Hand Trekker Multi-Tool Pocket Knife. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000687B44?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details Rumor has it that these are the favorites of the Wasn't Me-Wern't There-Never Happened crowd. I like it for the Swiss Arm
  19. $3K 'Murican for a used one. No wonder I didn't know what it was.
  20. I'm reminded of a business a dooooood put together years ago. He advertised for young hotties to apply for Playmate of the Month. The girls posed nekkid for the test shots to be sent to Hugh for approval. Somehow, none of the girls ever got green-lighted. However, the photog had a spank bank of galactic proportions.
  21. Wuuuuuuuuut? It looks like a PS90 - but it uses STANAG mags and could shoot 5.56? Wutdaheck is it? Legal in 'Murica?
  22. And yet, he's cursed with an albatross in the form of a Mac 26. The Horror... The... horror.
  23. The lasses were on white nonskid, instead of that horrendous red... I'm going to call it a Mac, and go cry in my low-carb beer.
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