Second that, Don! RCM is not the same without you.
Don, I missed your presence here. Good to see you back. How's the fishin'
Could you give a short "how to" on anodizing? What do i need to black
anodize a couple of parts?
karl ** Posted from
For assembly/disassembly of a Ruger MKIII, eh? I have the bull-barrel
version of that and, yep, it shoots a lot more accurately than I do.
Damn thing puts the bullet exactly where I'm aiming at the moment it
fires. Problem is: I'm not always aiming where I think I am. Close,
within an inch or so, but the damn gun won't correct for my error.
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Unka' George [George McDuffee]
He that will not apply new remedies,
must expect new evils:
for Time is the greatest innovator: and
if Time, of course, alter things to the worse,
and wisdom and counsel shall not alter them to the better,
what shall be the end?
Francis Bacon (1561-1626), English philosopher, essayist, statesman.
Essays, "Of Innovations" (1597-1625).
Hey Leon - dumb question from the other side of the world.......just
interested - what do you do with the squirrels meat/pet food/pelts???? The
tiny squirells we have here (Australia) are introduced and very few and very
far between. Cheers.
I'll let Leon speak for himself, but this squirrel hunter likes the young
ones fried, and the older ones either braised or in stew (the original
American recipe for Brunswick stew is made with squirrel). After dressing
and skinning them, you cut them into quarters. No, they don't taste like
chicken. The older, braised ones taste a lot like turkey dark meat. The
younger ones taste more like rabbit.
As for the rest of them, I used to save the tails for use in fly tying. The
squirrel-tail streamer is a common wet fly that we use in eastern trout
streams. I collected so many tails that I have a lifetime supply, and I
don't keep them anymore.
BTW, like Leon, I lived in Michigan and hunted squirrels with a handgun (a
Ruger Single-Six revolver) when I lived there, 35 years ago. We can't use
handguns where I live now and it's a lot less interesting.
You might think twice before eating the brains. ;-) There's been
speculation that there may be a risk of CJD (mad cow disease)
associated with the consumption of fried squirrel brains.
One of the doctors who suggested the link is the target of a backwoods
fatwah in Kentucky because his hypothesis was perceived as an attack
on hillbilly culture.
I never would have even thought of it once. d8-)
'Possum with applesauce, OK (if I can keep the windows open while I cook
it). Sucker fishcakes made in the blender, all right (cut off the heads
first for me, please). But no squirrel brains.
Used to eat them. My Dad liked them a whole lot more than I
did. Nothing wrong with the meat, I'm just not big on eating
meat. I would classify the meat as dark meat, similar to a
chicken/turkey leg or ham. I wouldn't dispute Ed's comments
concerning the meat.
Most of what I got were Fox and sometimes a few Grays
depending on where I was hunting. The Fox squirrel is
Hunting with a pistol takes a lot of patience and passing up
marginal shots/opportunities. If I really wanted to bag some
I took one of my scoped rifles along :)
The mkii was an incredible bargain, I used to poke fun at my teammates who
had $2000 S&Ws.
They had expensive guns, expensive ammo, yadi yada
I told them they used up all of their excuses for winging one outside the
I could always blame my $300 gun or Wal-Mart $11/550 ammo. =)