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by Reese Williams
Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Airplanes and ships
Topic: NC4 from a hundred years ago.
Replies: 4
Views: 103

Re: NC4 from a hundred years ago.

The golf course at NAS Pensacola is the A.C. Read Golf course. Wonder if he would have appreciated the intended honor.
by Reese Williams
Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Airplanes and ships
Topic: Navy Air Museum in Pensacola Florida
Replies: 10
Views: 234

Re: Navy Air Museum in Pensacola Florida

I work at NAS Pensacola so I'm no stranger to the museum. I've been to the Air and Space in Washington DC, both the old one downtown and the new one out by Dulles. While the National Museum of Naval Aviation doesn't have the breadth of the Smithsonian collection since it is limited to Navy and Marin...
by Reese Williams
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Accoutrements
Topic: The Patton Saber
Replies: 4
Views: 2168

Re: The Patton Saber

He wasn't completely wrong, just very incomplete. Patton was intensely interested in learning more about his profession and improving the tools thereof. An accomplished horseman and fencer he worked towards upgrading the tools of his trade at every opportunity. A lot of thought and study of other co...
by Reese Williams
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Accoutrements
Topic: The Patton Saber
Replies: 4
Views: 2168

Re: The Patton Saber

The guy doing the video didn't do his homework very well. Not only was Patton a cavalryman, he was also an Olympic class fencer who competed as part of the US team in the 1912 games. The design of the M1913 owes much of its DNA to the British P1908 saber which it very closely resembles. At the very ...
by Reese Williams
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Handloading, Reloading, Ammuntion
Topic: RANGE SCRAP........
Replies: 17
Views: 5485

Re: RANGE SCRAP........

Duncain, You seem hell bent on doing it the hard way. The above advice is correct, throw them in a pot and melt them down. The jackets and all the other dirt will float to the top where it can be skimmed off. the amount of lead that remains in the jackets is trivial. I've been recovering and recasti...
by Reese Williams
Thu May 03, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: The After Hours Funnies
Topic: Random Meaningless Pictures-Lets See Them
Replies: 1602
Views: 388232

Re: Random Meaningless Pictures-Lets See Them

I've got the Target picture on the wall in my office with the caption "Next time up 5 clicks, right two"
by Reese Williams
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Other Firearms that We Have an Interest In
Topic: Savage model 99
Replies: 8
Views: 3508

Re: Savage model 99

303 Savage is not 303 British. Two very different calibers. 303 Savage is closest to 30-30 winchester. It is a rimmed case with slightly greater capacity than 30-30. The 30-30 is limited to about 170 grain bullets where 198 grain bullets were a standard load in the 303 Savage. 303 Savage ballistics ...
by Reese Williams
Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Airplanes and ships
Topic: Two collisions in 3 months........
Replies: 10
Views: 5027

Re: Two collisions in 3 months........

Duncan, you're talking out of your arse a bit. The reduced size and budget does mean that the Navy is overworked and under staffed. Many years of "do more with less" is becoming "do it all with nothing". I work for a Navy training command. In the 21 years I've been here we have never been staffed at...
by Reese Williams
Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Airplanes and ships
Topic: HL Hunley .............
Replies: 3
Views: 2568

Re: HL Hunley .............

The idea was that the spar would stick in the target, harpoonlike and the sub would back away to a safe distance before the charge detonated. Either the spar didn't disengage as planned or the charge detonated prematurely. Mobile was the Area 51 for submarine design during the ACW. There were severa...
by Reese Williams
Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX!
Replies: 14
Views: 4889

Re: THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX!

Niner, I think you’re operating on a shortage of info. The feral pig population has exploded. They are essentially an invasive species. Because of their susceptibility to parasites and infections, wild hogs are potential carriers of disease. Swine brucellosis and pseudorabies are the most problemati...